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Thu, Dec 6 through Christmas Eve: Simi Y‘s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot The Simi Valley Y's Men's Club, a YMCA service organization, runs the tree lot. Members from the group volunteer at the lot along with YMCA board members and Adventure Guide youth and their parents. The entire proceeds for tree sales go back into the community. The Y's Men supports scholarships for kids wanting to attend YMCA camps, the YMCA's free Safety Around Water program where kids learn water safety and basic swimming, Eagle Scout projects and other community activities. The Simi Y has been selling Christmas trees since the 1970s. As in years past, Simi YMCA staff will identify families who may not be able to afford a Christmas tree and give them vouchers for a free tree from the lot. Christmas tree lot hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The tree lot is located at the Simi YMCA, 3200 Cochran St., corner of Galena Ave. and Cochran St. in Simi Valley. Info: 805-583-5338

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

Thu, Dec 6: What! A Town Without Christmas? Senior Musical Comedy The Simi Valley Performing Arts Group presents its free holiday show! 1:30pm-3:30pm at The Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Fri, Dec 7: The Annual Camarillo Old Town Winter Walk & Holiday Tree Lighting Join in for an evening full of family fun, Santa Claus and tree lighting. Start at Dizdar Park at Ventura Blvd and Glenn Drive then walk down the Boulevard for more family fun, food and live entertainment! Entertainment and kids' activities from 5-6pm. Tree lighting and arrival of Santa 6-6:15pm. Photos with Santa and kids' activities 6:15-7pm. Walk along Ventura Boulevard in Old Town Camarillo for more holiday fun between 7-9pm. Dizdar Park is located at 2400 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo. Info: click here

Fri, Dec 7: What! A Town Without Christmas? Senior Musical Comedy The Simi Valley Performing Arts Group presents its free holiday show! 7pm-9pm at The Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Fri, Dec 7: Free-Dance This form of creative movement is something that anyone and everyone can do! In a sedentary world full of stressors, free-dance is the antidote to the perils of our contemporary lifestyles. It is an invitation to reconnect with the body, mind and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment. Participants need no training to become involved. Free-dance is not about looking right or performing set moves; it is about movement’s ability to remind us of our humanity. It isn’t just exercise; it speaks to the spirit through space, time, rhythm and energy. These hour-long sessions are open to all people, all ages, all abilities, and all backgrounds. They are completely free and there is no reservation required. 7:00 pm in the Dance Room (PA 107), Moorpark College PAC, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Info: bmegill@vcccd.edu

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 HeritageSquareOxnard.com

Sat, Dec 8: Camarillo Christmas Parade The parade features floats, bands, autos and other fun stuff! Theme of the 2017 event is "A Fairytale Christmas." Starting at Las Posas and Temple Avenue, the parade travels west on Las Posas and then takes a left on Carmen Drive. The parade will end at the Camarillo Community Center at 1605 E. Burnley Street. Also taking place this day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is Santa's Village Holiday Carnival at Community Center Park! Carnival Games, Inflatable Attractions, Live Entertainment, Arts & Craft Vendors and Food Vendors will be on hand. Visits with Santa Claus too. Parade starts 9 a.m. in Camarillo. Info: click here

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: Malibu Cars and Coffee Enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will arrive and be available for viewing at 7 am. Info: click here

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

Now Open: Holiday Lights Experience at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library A BRAND-NEW nighttime outdoor winter wonderland! From the moment visitors step onto our property until the moment they depart, their senses will be filled with all things Christmas. Current and nostalgic holiday tunes will make you smile; the scent of yuletide treats will tease your nose; and everywhere you look you will see festive, stunning displays of light. You, your family and your friends will experience the holidays like never before! This not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday event will be fun for the entire family. The 60-90 minute walk around the Reagan Library campus includes thousands of LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, animated displays, interactive photo ops, and so much more. Enjoy live music and capture your holiday memories in a photo with Santa (select days), while warming up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats. Continues every evening through Sun, Jan 6, EXCEPT: Closed 11/22, 11/30, 12/1, 12/24, 23/25 and 1/1.. Info (including Santa's schedule and entertainment features): click here

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

December: 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

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 girlscoutsccc.org/join or text JOIN to 5961

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

Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers  Presented throughout December by the America’s Job Center of California in Oxnard 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. Info: 805-204-5171 or click here

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 www.DowntownOxnard.org

Wed, Dec 12: Craft Beer Benefit (for Borderline and Fire victims) Join us at our Beer Hall on Dec 12th as we join forces with 13 other local craft breweries and 2 wineries where 100% of proceeds will be donated to the victims and families of Borderline and local wildfires. $6 pints/glasses of wine and $2 tasters. Live music by Erin Cosgrove and The Ventucky String Band and food by Shrimp vs Chef and @farm and flame. Come have a great time and help raise a lot of relief money for our local community! 4-9pm at Enegren Brewing Company, 444 Zachary St Unit 120, Moorpark. Info: click here

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 HeritageSquareOxnard.com

Dec 26 - Jan 19: Christmas Tree Disposal Agromin, the green waste recycler for most of Ventura County, is accepting Christmas trees at three of its locations from December 26 through January 19. Residents who drop off their trees will receive a free bag of potting mix. Drop off locations are:

Agromin Organics - 6859 Arnold Rd., Oxnard (Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Agromin/Simi Valley Landfill – 2801 Madera Rd., Simi Valley (Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Agromin Corporate Office – 201 Kinetic Dr. Oxnard (Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

You must remove all tinsel, lighting and other decorations before drop off. Flocked and unflocked trees are accepted. Christmas trees can also be disposed of at curbside. Tree limbs and branches must fit into the green recycling barrel. Info: 805-485-9200

Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers  presented throughout January by the America’s Job Center of California in Oxnard 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. For more job search opportunities, go to https://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 or go to its website to enroll.

Jan 9 - Mar 18:  “Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction” Exhibit Works by local artisans, images and stories of the deep will be featured; a  historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean’s depths. Family friendly – great for all! The public is invited to the opening reception January 9, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM. Exhibtion runs Jan 9th to March 18th in the Farr Gallery at Channel Islands Maritime Museum, open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, and Tues/Wed for group tours and private member events (please call ahead to make a reservation). Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Museum entry is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children (ages 6-17), free for members and children under 6, and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or 805-984-6260

Feb 15, 16 17, 23: The Harlem Globetrotters Showcasing some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy LoftonAnt AtkinsonHi-Lite BrutonHammer HarrisonThunder LawBull BullardFirefly Fisher and, Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT ListerTorch George and Hoops Green. Prior to every performance, fans can secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pregame event. Magic Pass gives fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After each game, fans can participate in a free autograph session. An additional exciting new element fans can look forward to this year is a new interactive mobile app with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game and one-of-a-kind image filters that can be shared on social media. Also back by popular demand, fans will also get a chance to see the Flying Globies, an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team that will defy gravity during breaks in the game action.Info/tix: click here

May 18 & 19: California Strawberry Festival Kick off summer with chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza and dozens of other strawberry treats. Festivalgoers can sample strawberry-themed food and drink from over 50 vendors and take part in strawberry pie eating contests, strawberry relays, strawberry tart tosses and other free contests. An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed at the festival. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, live music on three outdoor stages, cooking demonstrations and contests (with fresh strawberries of course) and kids' rides and entertainment at their own Strawberryland. Since its inception, the California Strawberry Festival has donated over $4.5 million to southern California charitable organizations. A free shuttle service to the festival is available ($10 to park onsite). Admission: adults, $12, seniors (62+), $8, kids (5 to 12), $5, ages 4 and under, free. 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Strawberry Meadows Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Info: click here or 888-288-9242

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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