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Fri, Oct 19: Food Truck Fridays Gourmet food trucks and live entertainment featuring over 20 food trucks such as Cousins Maine Lobster, The Underground Gourmet Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Sweet Arleen's, Steamy Bun Truck, etc. 5-9pm every 3rd Friday of the month in the parking lot next to Trader Joe's along Mills Road at The Pacific View Mall, 3301-1 East Main Street, Ventura. Info: click here

Fri, Oct 19: Rebecca Folsom & Beth Wood Concert The Camarillo Café is a delightful intimate smoke-free and alcohol-free coffeehouse-style concert series sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District and hosted by Peter Krantz & Becky Glenn. Suggested $20 donation at the door.  Show starts @ 8:00 pm (Doors open @ 7:30 ) at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. Info:

Fri, Oct 19: “The Super Massive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy” presented by Dr Shoko Sakai of UCLA for the Ventura County Astronomical Society. Admission and parking are FREE. 7:15 to 9 pm at the Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark. Info:

Sat, Oct 20: Emblem Club Holiday BoutiqueGet an early start on your Holiday shopping (featuring over 30 vendors). 9am-3pm at the Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive in Ventura. Info: 805-570-8673

Sat-Sun, Oct 20-21: Greek “Name Day” Festival—PANEGYRI Dancing, great Greek food, music, pastries, games, and gift items. Hosted by the organizers of the annual Ventura County Greek Festival. Sat 11 AM to 6 PM and Sun 12 PM to 6 PM at the St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo. Info: click here

Sat-Sun, Oct 20-21: Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms! Much more than just a pumpkin patch, this is a HUGE festival celebrating the fall season! This weekend is Western Weekend. From 11am - 3pm, there will be stunt ropers, a covered wagon, music, magic and much more! At 3:00, the cowboys ride off, but the festival continues until 6:00pm with music, games, rides, races and tons of family fun. For additional dates & info, click here.

Sun, Oct 21: Thousand Oaks Street Fair With over 325 vendors participating, it's a great place to shop, bring the kids, or just wander. This year, we are bringing back the FUN ZONE for kids of all ages! Enjoy an array of arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, housewares, cars and motor cycles, delicious food, great entertainment, public service vehicles, and political, commercial and community service organizations. FREE ADMISSION. 9am to 4pm on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, CA; between Hillcrest and Wilbur. Parking available at Janss Mall. Info: click here

Thu, Oct 25: Forum for Congressional Candidates Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County (LWVVC), a nonpartisan political organization, Steve Knight and Katie Hill will answer questions that concern the residents of Simi Valley.  The District also includes Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster and other parts of northern Los Angeles County. The moderator will be David Maron, a member of the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. The forum is free and and open to the public.  7:00pm at Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran Street, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Thu, Oct 25: Food Truck Fest Ten food trucks plus beer and wine for sale. Free admission! April through October 2018. 5-9pm at the Camarillo Ranch. Info: click here

October: ROBOTICS & THINGS will be providing Boys & Girls in Grades K-8 our ROBOTICS Hands-on STEM After-School ENRICHMENT to Elementary & Middle Schools in the Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Oak Park, Las Virgenes, Los Angeles & Simi Valley Unified School Districts. For more info or to Schedule an Orientation, Presentation and/or Demonstration for your local school’s Principal, Educators, Staff, Administration, PTA, PTF or Enrichment Director: 805-660-1809 or click here to send an email

Now Open: Pompeii: The Exhibition fea. over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash. These artifacts include wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. A simulated 4-D Eruption Theater experience allows visitors to experience the devastating impact Mount Vesuvius had on Pompeii, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases. This not-to-be-missed exhibition is thrilling for adults and appropriate for the whole family (ends April 21, 2019). Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. Info: 805-522-2977 or click here

Oct (all month): Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers Presented by the America’s Job Center of California with support from the Workforce Development Board, EDD Workforce Services and the Human Services Agency of Ventura County. Career Shop topics include resume writing and job interview techniques. 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 or click here

The Ultimate Escape Rooms are a fun, physical, adventurous way to challenge your mind. Each room has a different theme. There are up to ten people in each room depending on which room you book; when the door locks you have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles using the elements of the room. Can U Escape? Reservations recommended; gift certificates available. Sun-Thur 11am-9:45pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Ventura Harbor Village, 1591 Spinnaker Drive #117 C, in Ventura. Info:​​ 805-256-6600 or click here

GIRL SCOUTS TROOPS ARE FORMING NOWPicture this: a safe, no-limits place designed specifically for girls, where they’re inspired to seek out new challenges, build important skills, and take the lead. That’s Girl Scouts. A place where every girl has the space and support she needs to reach her full potential and accomplish amazing things. With a unique network of more than 50 million girls and women to cheer her on every step of the way, a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure starts here. Join today at or text JOIN to 5961

Thu, Nov 1: Gourmet Food Truck Night fea. 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland. DJ entertainment, friends, and downtown restaurants and shops join in the party with late hours and specials. Plenty of free parking on street and in public lots. 5:30pm – 9:30pm at 519 Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C Street. Info: click here

Sat, Nov 3: Local Author Fair Meet with over 20 local authors from the Ventura County area who represent a wide variety of genres in fiction and non-fiction, including mystery, memoir, poetry, young adult, children’s books, and more. Patrons will have the opportunity to converse with authors who will be signing and discussing their books. The library will also be accepting donated copies of published works for inclusion in a new Local Authors collection. A continually updated list of participating authors can be found here. at 11 a.m. at The Blanchard Community Library, Santa Paula. Info: 805-525-3615, or send email

Sun, Nov 11: An Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale, The Godmother of Thanksgiving Did you ever wonder how this uniquely American holiday really got started? Most people never even heard of Thanksgiving until Sarah Hale introduced it in 1827. Sarah shares her passionate and unrelenting 40 year campaign to create a national day of Thanks in the midst of the Civil War. This story features direct quotes from her editorials and letters to and from five Presidents. Sarah’s story is an authentic representation of how a woman on a mission can get the job done! Presented by the Heritage Harmony Players, this performance includes a cast of 7, with a cameo appearance by “President Abraham Lincoln”, when he proclaims a national day of Thanks in 1963. The multimedia presentation includes powerpoint background visuals and live music, with audience sing alongs to classic Thanksgiving songs. Researched, written and presented by Connie Korenstein, living history re-enactor and four time winner of “Uncle Leo’s Stories of Ventura County” Contest. Cost: Donation of $5 to the Friends of Heritage Square. 2PM at Heritage Square Hall, 731 S. “A” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. Info/Reservations: e-mail or 805-483-7960

Sat, Nov 17: West My Friend at the Camarillo Café Concert Series Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music (more on the band here). See them live at this intimate smoke-free and alcohol-free coffeehouse-style concert event. Suggested donation of $20 at the door. Show starts @ 8:00 pm (Doors open @ 7:30 ) at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Info:

Thu, Nov 22: Turkey Day Dash The length of the races are short enough so everyone can participate in healthy exercise and still make it home in time to prepare for a Thanksgiving gathering. All ages and abilities are welcome. Professional timing is provided for 5K runners. Proceeds from the Turkey Day Dash benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth, family and senior programs. Online registration through November 18: $45/individuals and $90/families (up to six immediate family members), November 21 and 22 signups at Road Runner Sports in Newbury Park: $50/individuals, $105/families. Race day: $60/individuals and $125/families. Participants receive a Turkey Day Dash YMCA t-shirt while supplies last. The 1K family fun run/walk is at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. A Thanksgiving costume contest is at 7:15 a.m. Event takes place at California Lutheran University (60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks). Info/Reg: 805-523-7613or 

Thu, Dec 6: Gourmet Food Truck Night fea. 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland. DJ entertainment, friends, and downtown restaurants and shops join in the party with late hours and specials. Plenty of free parking on street and in public lots. 5:30pm – 9:30pm at 519 Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C Street. Info: click here

Call for Submissions—10th Annual Gingerbread House & Cookie Contest! Create your Gingerbread house or cookie for this annual contest. Submissions are due by Dec 8th. Get inspiration, application and rules at

Sat, Dec 8: Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop All supplies included in this fun workshop of building your own Gingerbread house. Reservations Required. $10 per kit/$5 per person. 10am-12noon at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info: 805-483-7960

Dec. 8–30 (weekends): Gingerbread Celebration at Heritage Square
Come see the Square decorated at the best time of year. Magnificent display of gingerbread creations at Heritage Square Hall. While visiting us take a guided tours of the former house’s exteriors w/select interiors. Tours $5 per person. Evening and weekday Group Tours by appointment. 4 weekends in Dec, Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 1-4 at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info: 805-483-7960

Sun, Dec 9: Mrs. Claus Celebrates Oxnard’s Cultural Diversity Enjoy Oxnard’s cultural diversity during the holiday season with music /dance, demonstrations of cultural traditions, and other performances. Check for additional activites on our website and social medial. 2PM at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info: 805-483-7960

Tue-Thu, Dec 11-13: Holly Trolley Tours Tour historic Oxnard with the “Holly Trolley Tours.” Tour includes Heritage Square to view Gingerbread houses and it‘s on to Christmas Tree Lane in the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District. Price includes hot cocoa and sweets along
the route. $12.50 per person. 6pm, 7pm, 8pm at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Reservations required: 805-247-0197 or

Fri, Dec 14: Home Tour at Christmas Tree Lane Sip, Taste & Tour on an evening stroll through Ventura County’s famous Christmas Tree Lane. Interior tours of historic homes decked out for the holidays. Tasting food and drinks from local restraurants, craft wine and beer makers. Pre sale price of $50 per guest by Dec. 1 Resev. / Regular $55 per guest. (Grp discounts available). Proceeds benefit the Friends of Heritage Square. 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, and 8:15 at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info/Tix: 805-483-7960 or

Ongoing: Sat: The Camarillo Hospice Certified Farmers Market 8am until noon in the parking lot of the County of Ventura Senior Nutrition Center, at 2220 Ventura Blvd., on the south side of the Boulevard, between Elm Drive and Fir Street. Info: 389-6870 or visit the site .

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