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June 30 - September 07, 2015
Labor Day parade applications are available
Contact: santapaulaparades@hotmail.com
Labor Day parade applications are available
Entries are being sought for the 11th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade, which will be held Monday, September 7th, at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street in Santa Paula. The theme is "Honor the Labor Force."
The parade is for the entire community and everyone in the community is invited to participate in the parade, either by watching or being a parade entry. Any type of entry which celebrates the work force is welcome and everyone is asked to join the fun. There are three judged categories, “Best Overall Use of the Theme”, “Most Animated / Lively”, and “Best Designed Entry”. The purpose of the parade is to get the community of Santa Paula together to celebrate Labor Day.
Float entries are being sought. Community groups, families, and organizations are encouraged to put together a float. A flatbed truck or trailer, a pickup, a wagon, or any other equipment with wheels work well as a float. This may also include families, friends, businesses, cars, equestrians, and marching groups. Get dressed up or decorated and join the fun. Entertain the community.
Entry forms may be downloaded from the Santa Paula City website at: http://www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us/LaborDayParadeForm.pdf and picked up at the Community Services Department, City Hall, Santa Paula Times office, or the Chamber of Commerce office. For additional information, or an entry form sent by mail, please call 525-5232 or email santapaulaparades@hotmail.com
The Labor Day Parade Committee organizes the Labor Day Parade using community donations. If you are interested in donating, please make the check out to “Santa Paula Community Fund” and mail to: Peter Wright, 801 McKevett Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060.




August 04, 2015
Informational meeting to become a foster parent
Location: Human Services Agency, 855 Partridge Drive, Ventura.
Contact tel.: 805-654-1564
Contact: Brooke Lubel
As a foster parent, you become a link in a lifelong chain. You can provide the unconditional healing, support, and guidance that can help a child and siblings thrive and grow as every child needs. When children have been removed from their families for whatever period of time, they especially need a loving parent to tuck them into bed, provide comfort and play, prepare meals with them, and even encourage them to go to college. If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the world, make a world of difference in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent. Children and Family Services welcome you to attend an open informational meeting to help you decide if foster parenting is the right choice for you.
Who: Foster VC Kids
What: Ventura County Foster Parent Informational Meeting
When: TUESDAY AUGUST 4, 2015
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m


Where: Most meetings are held at the Human Services Agency, 855 Partridge Drive, Ventura.
About Ventura County Human Services Agency, Foster VC Kids
Ventura County Human Services Agency (VCHSA) strengthens families, supports self-sufficiency and promotes safety, health, and well-being. All of their service areas operate and perform at the highest level to meet the needs of individuals, families, and the community by providing assistance, aid, and protection for foster youth and beyond. VCHSA demonstrates the ability to work in multicultural environments and ensures that policies, programs, and actions communicate respect for the dignity of all people. Visit www.fostervckids.org for more information.
August 20, 2015, 6:30
Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speakers Series
Location: Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard CA
Contact tel.: 805-984-6260
Contact: Janet/Michele
Channel Islands Maritime Museum August Speaker
WWII, Life Behind Barbed Wire And Armed Guards On American Soil
Lily Sugino will share her personal story of how she and 120,000 others were rounded up and incarcerated without due process during WWII. You will hear how they were housed, where they were fed, and how long they were imprisoned. Where were these internment camps? Were there jobs? Schools? Churches? How did her family survive those years? Could it happen again?
Lily will have memorabilia of that time on display.
August 20, 2015 Social hour 6:30 pm, Speaker 7:00 pm
The Maritime Museum is open daily 11-5 pm. Located at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 South Harbor Boulevard, on Bluefin Circle, permanent exhibits include a seascape gallery of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, and interactive contemporary exhibits and a gift shop.
Museum entry is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children .Third Thursday of the month free.
Info: cummvc.org or 805-984-6260.
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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