Calendar
February 02 - April 14, 2015
Free tax assistance at the Senior Center
Free tax assistance at the Senior Center
It's that time of year again, and trained volunteers are on hand at the Santa Paula Senior Center to help low income individuals and persons age 60+ prepare their income tax returns. Volunteers will be available Mondays from 9:00- 2:00 starting February 2 and continuing through April 14th (except for February 16, when the Center will be closed for Presidents Day). All returns will be filed electronically. (NO PAPER)

Please bring the following: A copy of your 2014 tax return; taxpayer's proof of identity; all forms (W-2, 1098, and 1099); information for other income; identification number for Child Care Provider; information for deductions/credits; Social Security and/or ITIN cards for you, your spouse, and dependents and documentation of health insurance. For direct deposit of refunds, bring proof of account (e.g. a voided check). No appointments necessary. For information, call the Senior Center at 933-4226 ext 356. The Center is located at 530 W. Main St.

February 03 - March 26, 2015
New session of exercise class at Senior Center
New session of exercise class at Senior Center

The next session of the popular Seniorcize class, emphasizing Bones, Balance and Strength training, started February 3rd, 2015 and will go through March 26th, 2015 with exception to the holidays. The eight week class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00. The class fee is $32.00 and you may sign up at any time. Taught by Jaci Gutierrez, the class is designed for individuals over 60; many exercises are done in a chair. Benefits of the class include improving diabetes control, blood pressure and bone strength along with decreasing the risk of falls. Participants will also notice increased endurance and energy. To register, call 933-4226 or stop by the Community Center front desk. The Senior Center is located at 530 W. Main Street.

March 04, 2015
Free Job & Career Workshops
Location: throughout Ventura County
Contact tel.: 805-204-5171
Free Career Shops For Job Seekers - presented throughout March by the America’s Job Center of California with support from the Workforce Investment Board and the Human Services Agency of Ventura County. Career Shop topics include resume writing and job interview techniques. For more job search opportunities, go to www.caljobs.ca.gov. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration is required. Call the America’s Job Center of California at 805-204-5171 (west county) or 805-955-2282 (east county) to enroll.
March 15, 2015, 9:00
Rummage Sale at the Community Center
Rummage Sale at the Community Center
The Santa Paula Senior Center will be hosting its first Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 14th 2015 from 9am-3pm. The sale will take place on the Community Center front parking lot. A variety of items will be sold such as clothing, furniture, knickknacks and baby gear. If you are interested in being part of this rummage sale please call the Senior Center @ 933-4226 ext.356 or CeCe @ 525-6413. The Senior Center is located at 530 W. Main Street.

March 26, 2015, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Furnished upon Registration
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
April 16, 2015
Kindergarten and Transitional Kinder Round-Up 2015
Kindergarten and Transitional Kinder Round-Up 2015

The schedule is now available for Kindergarten and TK (Transitional Kindergarten) Round-Up 2015. Transitional kindergarten is a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for children turning 5 years old between September and December. TK gives young learners a head start and provides them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs.
All events will take place at the following school cafeterias from 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
* Wednesday, April 15 at Blanchard School
* Thursday, April 16 at Barbara Webster School
* Friday, April 17 at McKevett School
* Wednesday, April 22 at Grace Thille School
* Thursday, April 23 at Bedell School
* Friday, April 24 at Glen City School
Registration requirements for Kindergarten and Transitional Kinder are as follows:
* Kindergarten - Child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2015 (born on or before 9/1/2010). Please bring your child.
* Transitional Kinder - Child must be five years old between September 2, 2015 and December 2, 2015 (born on 9/2/2010 through 12/2/2010). Please bring your child.
Requirements:
* Proof of birth (birth certificate or passport) must be presented at time of registration.
* Proof of immunizations.
* Proof of physical exam. Must have within six months of school entry.
* Proof of dental exam (Kinder Only)
* Parent ID
* Proof of residency (two documents required). Acceptable verification documents are:
o Escrow papers; current property tax payment receipts
o Rental agreement with signed manager verification and apartment name and address; rental receipt with stamped or preprinted company name and unit address
o Current utility bill for address in question addressed to person executing residency statement: Telephone bills for wireless service may not be used
o Current county or federal government correspondence
o Pay stub (Current pay cycle)
o Voter registration
o NOTE: A driver's license is not a valid proof of residence.
For questions and more information, please contact Olivia Lucio, Educational Services Division, at (805) 933-8804.

April 18, 2015
40th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show
Location: Hyatt Westlake Plaza
Contact tel.: 805-529-0760
Contact: Rick Goodman
Homeowners who are planning spring and summer projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 40th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The spring show is Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Over 170 vendors will be on hand with information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet food trucks will be at the show on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 18. Home Show hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free passes are available online at www.conejovalleyhomeshow.com. Cost at the door: $4 per person. For more information, call 805-529-0760 or e-mail showkase9@gmail.com.
April 25, 2015, 6:30
(Community Emergency Response Team) classes

The next CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes for Santa Paula will begin Tuesday March 17th, 2015. The classes will be held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:00 PM for 6 weeks in the Cultural Arts building at the Community Center complex. The final class and drill will be held in Ventura with the City of Ventura CERT class on Saturday morning April 25th 2015.
There are seven classes in the CERT course and each class lasts about 2 1/2 hours with a total of 20 hours of training. The topics covered include: Introduction to CERT, General Emergency Preparedness and Earthquake Awareness, Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques, two sessions of Disaster Medical Operations and preparing for Multi-Casualty Incidents, Light Search and Rescue Techniques and Operations, Team Organization and Management, Disaster Psychology and a Course Review and Disaster Simulation.
The CERT system developed from the need for a well-trained community emergency work force. The training program provides course graduates with self-sufficiency through the development of a wide range of skills. The graduates will be able to use the skills taught during emergencies and disasters in their homes, neighborhoods, at school and at the work place. The skills learned will be a life long asset.
The training is free but class size is limited. The training is intended for adults but youth can attend with written permission from their parent or guardians. Preference will be given to Santa Paula residents. This CERT training is in English. A Spanish CERT class will be offered later in the year.
CERT is part of the Department of Homeland Security and is under the umbrella of the local and national Citizen Corps. The Citizen Corps is Homeland Security's grassroots effort that localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training and participate in community exercises and support local first responders.
Visit Santa Paula's www.ReadySantaPaula.com or visit the Ventura County CERT website at http://fire.countyofventura.org/Community/CERT/tabid/286/Default.aspx for more information on CERT.
To register for the CERT class or to learn more call 805-794-6094 or by e-mail at slazenby@spcity.org

April 25, 2015
Santa Clara River Valley "Railfest 2015"
Santa Clara River Valley "Railfest 2015"
"Looking Towards the Future"
Set for Weekend of April 25th and 26th

"Looking Toward the Future" is the theme of the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society's (SCRVRHS) Annual Railfest, co-sponsored by the Fillmore & Western Railway. The Railfest, which attracts thousands of visitors annually, takes place at Central Park in Fillmore on the weekend of April 25th and 26th between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Admission and parking are free.

Following in the SCRVRHS tradition to provide Southern California with a family fun event, the Railfest offers railroad-related activities such as miniature steam train rides; 'speeder' rides, turn table demonstration, displays from various railroad-related organizations, including model railroads, Operation Lifesaver, and food booths, including SCRVRHS' very own Locomotive Tri-Tip Bar-B-Que. Other invited attractions include the famous Frontier Gunfighters, antique farm equipment demonstrations and vintage tractors, live musical entertainment, arts and craft booths, and commemorative festival T-shirts.

This year, there will be 1 hour train rides departing at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. A caboose will also be added to provide a unique and rare opportunity for the public to ride in an actual caboose for a one hour excursion.

A Family Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Train will run on Saturday, April 25 featuring a Spaghetti dinner. On board will be gunslingers, good guys in white hats, frontier gals and other mystery players. Reservations required. For tickets or information please visit www.fwry.com or call 805-524-2546.

SCRVRHS will also have their 1956 Union Pacific Pullman Sleeping Car open for public inspection. The car, designated by U.P. as #1205 the 'National Embassy', is one of only twelve flat-sided aluminum 'Embassy' cars built for the Union Pacific Railroad. It came directly out of U.P. service spending the last twenty+ years on static display at the Miramar Hotel in Montecito. The interior is untouched and virtually original in every detail, right down to the Union Pacific blankets and Pullman soap bars. It has roomettes, staterooms, and a rare open section. A real step back into the closing days of the golden age of passenger train service! You'll want to see this.

Plus the SCRVRHS RR Visitor Center will be open. The Center, located in the old Fillmore City Fire house, contains many railroad artifacts, an educational library, Lionel model train layout, gift shop and a video library and theatre.

Visit the old Southern Pacific Depot, Bunkhouse, or Hinckley house at the Fillmore Historical Society, which is rich in Fillmore history. They are located near the turntable.

This is SCRVRHS's annual opportunity to demonstrate their charter as a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the history of the old Santa Paula Branch Line. Most of the Festival proceeds benefit the non-profit, its railroad restoration efforts; and a roundhouse/Railroad Interpretive Center.

Fillmore is located 40 miles north of Los Angeles in Ventura County on Highway 126 between Interstate 5 at Magic Mountain and the 101 Freeway in Ventura.

April 30, 2015, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Furnished upon Registration
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
May 07, 2015
59th Annual Conejo Valley Days
Location: Conejo Creek Park South
Contact tel.: 805-498-0624
Contact: Mary-Catherine McBride
The 59th Annual Conejo Valley Days, May 7 - 10 at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks, celebrates the area's western roots and community spirit. The four-day event features entertainment for kids, teens and the whole family including carnival rides, games, live entertainment, a western saloon, outhouse races and a food court. Live entertainment and hands-on exhibits are included with general admission. Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under. For festival hours and ticket information go to www.conejovalleydays.us, 805-498-0624, info@conejovalleydays.us, or follow Conejo Valley Days on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyDays and Twitter, @CVDays2015.
May 28, 2015, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Furnished upon Registration
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
June 25, 2015, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Furnished upon Registration
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
July 30, 2015, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Furnished upon Registration
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
August 27, 2015, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Furnished upon Registration
Contact tel.: 805-389-3120
Contact: Bernadette Cardenas
Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

To enroll in our informational session, call 805.389.3120, Fax to 805.389.3451 ATTN: Bernadette Cardenas, or Email registration to bernadette@casaofventuracounty.org
After you have registered, you will receive location information by email or phone call.
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