Calendar
April 22, 2014
Foster Parenting Information Meeting
Location: Human Services Agency of Ventura County, 855 Partridge, Ventura
Contact tel.: 805-654-5594
Contact: Elizabeth Thasiah
Simple gestures can restore a child’s faith in love and security. This is the power of a foster parent.
A willingness to comfort, encourage and enrich a life, whether briefly or forever is the essence of being a foster parent. See if the power of fostering is in you at an upcoming foster parenting information meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Foster parents can be single, married and live in a house or apartment. Foster families come in many sizes, ages and backgrounds; they may be together for a short time or permanently.

Recent changes in the law enables foster parenting to extend to a foster child’s 21 birthday meaning foster parents have an even greater influence on their foster child’s future and an opportunity to provide mentoring to children as they enter young adulthood

To learn more about foster parenting, attend the next information meeting on April 22 at the Human Services Agency of Ventura County (855 Partridge Dr., Ventura). Call 805-654-3220 or go to www.vchsa.org/foster for more dates and an online meeting option.
April 24, 2014, 6:30
CASA of Ventura County Informational Presentation
Location: Camarillo
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 24, 2014, 6:30
Ventura County Rose Society
The Ventura County Rose Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center at 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for advice from Consulting Rosarians and refreshments. A little rose celebration will be held at 7:00 pm, and our speaker presentation will begin at 7:30 pm..

The VCRS meeting will feature John Bagnasco who will be speaking about "Floribunda Roses Then and Now". John Bagnasco has been in the gardening industry for over 40 years beginning with an horticultural degree from MSU. He started his career as the regional manager for Armstrong Garden Centers. He is a syndicated radio personality for California-based Garden Compass and GardenLife. He is also an amateur rose breeder and has introduced over 12 new roses. He has taught horticulture classes at San Diego State University and has just had a new book released called "Planting Designs for Cactus and Succulents". John Bagnasco is such a versatile gardener and rose grower that his talk should be very informative!

Visitors are always welcome to our VCRS meetings. For more information contact: Janet Sklar at 818-337-9970 or Dawn-Marie Johnson at 805-523-9003.
Our website is http://www.venturarose.org/

April 26, 2014, 10:00
1st annual Kids Swap at Library
1st annual Kids Swap
The 1st annual Kids Swap will be held April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th Street.
Please join the Blanchard Community Library to celebrate community, new friendships and earth day, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 60624.
Bring kid items to swap, Get tickets to shop, $10 fee to participate per family.
Girl Scouts will be hosting earth friendly craft booths for all children who attend.
Items to swap can only be for kids. Toys, books, clothes, crafts, stuffed animals etc. Any items left over will be donated. 20 item limit per child.

April 26, 2014, 11:00
38 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 38th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The spring show is Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 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 26. 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 26, 2014
Ventura YMCA Healthy Kid's Day
Location: Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA. 93003
Contact tel.: 805-642-2131
Contact: Sarah Abrams
The Ventura Family YMCA’s 2014 Healthy Kid’s Day is happening Sat. April 26 from 10am to 2pm. The FREE event for kids of all ages will feature a football clinic hosted by current and former NFL players, a meet and greet with women’s boxing champion, Maureen Shea and other professional boxers and MMA fighters, a soccer clinic with the VC Fusion and an appearance from their new mascot, The Fusion Fox, a chance to compete in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Competition where winners can advance to the next round of the national competition and much more!
April 26, 2014
Brit Weekend at Channel Islands Harbor
Location: Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Bluefin CircleOxnard CA
Contact tel.: 805-984-6260
Contact: Karen/Liz
The Brits are Coming! The Brits are Coming!
Come enjoy a first at the Maritime Museum.

Brit Week Los Angles is coming
to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA

Saturday and Sunday
April 26th - April 27th
11:00 to 5:00

Come and enjoy the many activities:
Beer Pub Garden
English Food Trucks
High Tea (Sunday)
Beatles Cover Band
Classic British Car and Motorcycle Show
18th – 19th Century English Maritime Art
and Ship Models with docent tours!
What a Week End.

Test drive Range Rovers and Jaguars
There is a chance to win a Jaguar!
What more could there be?

For information call 805-984-6260
Web site: http://www.cimmvc.org

In Collaboration with Brit Week Los Angeles
Founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Bob and Sharon Pierce
April 26, 2014
Closing Reception for
Location: Acuna Art Gallery @ The Cafe on A, 438 S. A Street, Oxnard
Contact tel.: 805-336-1880
Contact: Ana Carrillo
Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A
438 South A Street
Oxnard, CA. 93030
www.cafeona.org

Oxnard, CA, April 12, 2014-

Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A presents the "Our Town. Our Children. A Social Awareness Art Project. Homeless Children. Their Emotions, Hopes & Dreams."

Closing Reception and Free Children’s “Art-walk” on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A located at 438 South A Street, Oxnard, CA.

This will be the last opportunity for everyone to see this collection of works from the children as a whole.

Join the fun and support a wonderful cause!

Face Painting * Arts & Crafts * “What's a Graphic Artist?” * “Expressionism” * “Message Board”* Geometric Art

The goal of the "Our Town, Our Children. A Social Awareness Art Project" is to bring community awareness and understanding to homeless children through the use of visual art, while proving a venue for homeless children to express themselves.

For questions & information:
facebook.com/OurTownOurChildren.AnArtProject
ourtownourchildren@gmail.com

This program is made possible by the City of Oxnard Cultural Arts Grant Program * Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A * Ben & Veronica Vasquez * Mike’s Farm Labor Contractor * Manos Landscape * Arrowhead Water-Ventura * Fence Factory Rentals * Crystal’s Fine Furniture & Décor * STAC & STAC KIDS

Help us keep this project available for all children. Donations Welcomed & Needed!

Please make checks payable to: Foundation, EERDS for "Our Town Our Children"
Mail to: Foundation for Education and Employment Resources Development, Inc.
Po Box 1387, Oxnard CA 93032-1387

"Our Town. Our Children. A Social Awareness Art Project" is associated under the umbrella of:
Foundation for Education and Employment Resources Development, Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization
Known locally as
Acuna Art Gallery @ The Cafe on A
438 S. A Street, Oxnard CA 93030
under the direction of
Mr. Armando Vazquez and Dr. Deborah DeVries
April 29, 2014
Nasal Congestion is Focus of CMHS Seminar on April 29
Nasal Congestion is Focus of CMHS Seminar on April 29

Nasal congestion - which the average adult suffers from two to three times a year - will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, April 29.
Dr. Elisabeth Barbosa, M.D., a Ventura ear, nose and throat specialist, will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, located at 600 E. Esplanade Drive in Oxnard.
Dr. Barbosa will cover the cause of nasal congestion and the treatment options available. She also will discuss the risks involved when treating nasal congestion.
Dr. Barbosa received her medical degree from the Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her internship and residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is board-certified and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Barbosa also is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.
Admission is free but space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 1-800/906-6093 or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 11 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California..


May 02, 2014, 7:30
Music for the Soul at Ag Museum
Music for the Soul
Santa Paula native Gil Valencia Brings Music for the Soul to Agriculture Museum. With decades of experience playing for audiences in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, as well as in Costa Rica, Gil knows how to connect with people through music. On Friday, May 2, 2014, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., his band,
VALENCIA & Friends, will reach out to the audience at the Museum of Ventura County's Agriculture Museum with their unique blend of music for the soul. During the Museum's monthly "Music at the Ag" night, Gil Valencia, on lead vocals and percussion, Chris Smith on keyboards, Steve Wachsman on guitar, and Adán Valencia on vocals and congas will play Smooth Jazz, Pop_Blues, Latin, and RB favorites.
Admission to "Music at the Ag" is $10 for general public; $5 for museum members; $2 for children under 18 with an adult. Seating is first come, first seated.
Friday, May 2, is also Santa Paula's Main Street Cruise Night, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to extend their evening at the Agriculture Museum, at 926 Railroad Avenue, just one block from Main Street. Dinner items will be made to order at a Food Truck parked just outside the Agriculture Museum, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Chairs and tables for dining will be provided around the Agriculture Museum's indoor music stage. Information can be found at www.venturamuseum.org and (805) 525-3100.

May 03, 2014, 2:30
Cheetah Conservation Fund Santa Barbara Club Garden Party
Location: 1105 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Contact tel.: 866-909-3399
Contact: Heidi Hayes
Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), and widely considered the world’s leading expert on the cheetah, will be in Santa Barbara Saturday May 3 to discuss efforts to help the cheetah win its race against extinction.

The fundraising event will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the gardens of the Santa Barbara Club (1105 Chapala St., Santa Barbara). Established in 1892, the Santa Barbara Club is one of the oldest private clubs in the country. Those who attend will hear a presentation by Marker about CCF current efforts and future plans to save cheetahs from extinction as well as meet a live Cheetah “ambassador” named Tango.
May 04, 2014, 1:00
Free Farm Animal Fair at Agriculture Museum, Sunday May 4

Free Farm Animal Fair at Agriculture Museum, Sunday May 4

Animal lovers of all ages are invited to the Museum of Ventura County's Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula to enjoy a free "Farm Animal Fair," from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Members of the Future Farmers of America from Santa Paula High School, along with their FFA advisor and agriculture teacher, Alex Flores, will bring young animals to the Museum's back lot. They will answer questions and explain the details of caring for the animals. Animals expected at the Farm Animal Fair are swine (pigs), cattle, sheep and goats. All the FFA students are studying animal husbandry. They raise their animals for three to ten months, depending on the type of animal, and take them to be judged at the Ventura County Fair in August.
Sunday, May 4 is the first Sunday of the month. Free admission to the Agriculture Museum is offered every first Sunday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special activities take place on Free First Sundays, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the following summer exhibitions at the Museum: "Growing Up Growing Beans: Remembering Ventura County Limas," "While the Sun Shines: Horse-Powered Haymaking," and "The Vernacular Bestiary: Animal Snapshots from A - Z."
The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue in Santa Paula, across the tracks from the Santa Paula Depot. For more information: (805) 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org
The Museum of Ventura County's Agriculture Museum is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, and the first Sundays of every month are free general admission for the public. For more information go to www.venturamuseum.org or call the Agriculture Museum at 805-525-3100.

May 04, 2014, 10:00
First Sunday at the Santa Paula Airport
Aviation Museum of Santa Paula
Open to the Public on "First Sunday" on May 4, 2014
"Wings and Wheels Day"
Visitors can stroll through privately owned hangars that house vintage aircraft and collections of memorabilia, vehicles and antiques. The Young Eagles program offers free plane rides for youth ages 8 to 17; contact Neil Fowler at (805) 647-6994 information and reservations, first Sunday of the month, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Santa Paula Airport.
On Sunday May 4, 2014 the Wings and Wheels Day featuring vehicles from: the San Fernando Vintage Chevy Club; Mini Owners of America Los Angeles; Porsche 356 Club; Ural and Triumph Motorcycle Clubs and the Topa Topa Flyers (Tractors) will be displaying vehicles from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The Airport is located at 800 Santa Maria Street, between Palm and 10th Street exits of the 126 Freeway. Free admission, food and beverages are available for purchase. Rain cancels the event. 525-1109; amszp.org
For more information contact:
Dale Sumersille, 805-525-1109 or 805-890-3203
amszp@verizon.net

May 07, 2014, 11:00
Ventura County Garden Club
The May 7th meeting of the Ventura County Garden Club will be a tour of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens at 1212 Mission Canyon Rd in Santa Barbara. The cost is $8.00 admission fee with an additional $3.00-$5.00 cost for tour fee based on size of group. There will be a carpool leaving the parking lot on 10th Street near skate park at 9:30. Those attending are to bring lunch with beverage being available in the gift shop. Time at the garden will be from 11AM to about 2PM. For non members wishing to attend there are limited spaces available and reservations should be made with Lora Clarke at 218-2105 before Apr 30th.
May 07, 2014, 12:00
Free Bingo and barbeque at Senior Center

Free Bingo and barbeque at Senior Center
Come to the Senior Center on Wednesday, May 7th for a wonderful barbeque luncheon. Our own Santa Paula Firefighters will be manning the grill, turning out Turkey Hamburgers. There will be delicious side dishes and of course dessert. Enjoy entertainment as you socialize with friends. In addition, there will BINGO at no cost and prizes for those participating in BINGO. The Palms at San Bonaventure, Assisted Living and Vista Cove will be sponsoring this fun filled event! This event is completely FREE, please come and join us! Call 933-4226 ext. 356 for reservations. The senior center is located at 530 W. Main Street.

May 08 - 11, 2014
58th Annual Conejo Valley Days
Location: Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E Janss Rd Thousand Oaks, CA 9136
Contact tel.: 805-498-0624
Contact: Mary-Catherine McBride

May 09, 2014
Costa Mesa Gem Faire
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
Contact tel.: 503-252-8300
Contact: Yooy Nelson
May 9-11, 2014, OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demos. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.
May 14, 2014, 8:30
Free Job & Career Workshop
Location: West Oxnard Job & Career Center , 635 S. Ventura Road, Oxnard
Contact tel.: 805-204-5171
The Power of CalJOBS, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon - CalJOBS is an online resource that can be used to navigate California’s workforce services providing employment and labor market information. The newly enhanced system allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, and find information on education and training programs. Career Shops are offered at no cost to Job Seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration required by calling the West Oxnard Job & Career Center at 805-204-5171 to enroll. Career Shops are presented in partnership with Ventura County Job & Career Centers and are sponsored by the Human Services Agency and the Workforce Investment Board.
May 16, 2014
“GOLF FOR VETS” FREE FUNDRAISING EVENT
Location: Seabee Golf Course, Naval Base Complex #1537,Ventura Co,CA 93043
Contact tel.: (805) 279-4782
Contact: Lyndsey Hale
“Golf for Vets,” a fundraiser to support local military, veterans and their resources, will feature a performance by the Navy Color Guard, among other military traditions. The golf tournament takes place on a military base, participant information is important to attain clearance. To sponsor an active duty troop or to participate in the golf tournament, registration information is needed by Friday, April 25.
May 18, 2014, 1:00
3rd Annual California Jazz & Wine Festival
Location: Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 East Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 9
Contact tel.: 805-380-6010
Contact: Nadine Rothermel
Live jazz, gourmet food and wine tasting will highlight the 3rd Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest set for Sunday May 18, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Conejo Creek Park North, (1379 East Janss Road) in Thousand Oaks. Cool jazz, rock and R&B performed by top musicians including the progressive rock/jazz band Ambrosia will fill the air while festivalgoers enjoy sampling wine, beer and freshly prepared foods from southern California's finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers. Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds support Conejo Valley high school music programs. Tickets: $55 per person. Must be age 21 or older. Information: 805-380-6010, info@californiajazzwine.com, on Facebook, facebook.com/califjazzwine, Twitter, twitter.com/califjazzwine, or go to http://www.californiajazzwine.com to purchase tickets. For a 10 percent ticket discount, type in promo code 1414.
May 20, 2014, 6:30
Story Pirates at Library
Story Pirates
The Blanchard Community Library present "Story Pirates" on Tuesday, May 20th, 6:30 p.m.
Story Pirates will delight and surprise you with puppets, songs, and outrageous sketches!
Story Pirates is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people.
The Blanchard Community Library is located at 119 N. 8th Street. For more information call 525-3615.

May 27, 2014
Foster Parenting Information Meeting
Location: Human Services Agency of Ventura County, 855 Partridge, Ventura
Contact tel.: 805-654-5594
Contact: Elizabeth Thasiah
Simple gestures can restore a child’s faith in love and security. This is the power of a foster parent.
A willingness to comfort, encourage and enrich a life, whether briefly or forever is the essence of being a foster parent. See if the power of fostering is in you at an upcoming foster parenting information meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Foster parents can be single, married and live in a house or apartment. Foster families come in many sizes, ages and backgrounds; they may be together for a short time or permanently.

Recent changes in the law enables foster parenting to extend to a foster child’s 21 birthday meaning foster parents have an even greater influence on their foster child’s future and an opportunity to provide mentoring to children as they enter young adulthood

To learn more about foster parenting, attend the next information meeting on May 27 at the Human Services Agency of Ventura County (855 Partridge Dr., Ventura). Call 805-654-3220 or go to www.vchsa.org/foster for more dates and an online meeting option.
August 16, 2014
SPUHS Class of '64's 50th reunion
SPUHS Class of '64's 50th reunion:
"Class of 1964 holding 50 year reunion. Santa Paula High Class of 1964 will be holding their 50th reunion on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 5:00-11:30 p.m. at Four Points Sheraton, 1050 Schooner Dr Ventura CA. Cost: $75 per person or $95 per couple, includes photos, reception, dinner, music and dancing. Dress is casual. All Classes of 50's & 60's are invited. Reservations to either Petra Garcia-Quintero, 127 Arthur Ave Santa Paula or leave a message 805-302-9146 or Kay (Davison) Culpepper, SPUHS 64 Class Correspondent 719-264-7639, 8870 Boxelder Dr Colorado Springs CO 80920-5730. A meal selection must be made at time of reservation of either Chicken Francaise, Slow-Roasted Tri-Tip or Four Points Vegetarian. Reservation deadline: July 24, 2014.

October 04, 2014
CLASS OF 1964 VENTURA
The 1964 Class of Ventura High is celebrating their 50th class reunion on Saturday, October, 4, 2014, at the Historic Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, CA. The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Pavilion and the committee has planned an evening you do not want to miss. The 1935 Spanish Revival Vickers Estate at The Pierpont Inn is the perfect place to celebrate our unforgettable 50th Class Reunion.

For detailed information, visit our website: venturahigh1964.com or go to Facebook: Ventura High School Class of '64 Reunion.
Posted on both sites are: the cost for this "once in a lifetime" celebration; dinner entree choices; and overview of the evening. You will enjoy viewing photos from our 45th Class Reunion and reading comments from other classmates.

The Pierpont Inn is now accepting reservations for booking a room on Friday and/or Saturday night. Call (805) 643-6144 and mention you are attending the VHS 50th Reunion
You can also email one of these Reunion Committee members for information:
Barbara HESSEMER Crowdis - bjcrowdis@gmail.com
Mike Fausset - michael.fausset@yahoo.com

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