Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 04/18/2013


EARTHPLAY Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. In celebration of sustainable living, global awareness, and the joy of nature, four Ojai-based organizations team up to host this once-a-year free community event - Food for Thought, the Oak Grove School, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. The day will include performances by Dave Palmer & Friends, Kalinka, The Ojai Youth Symphony and many more. Everything takes place under the trees on Oak Grove School’s 150-acre campus, 220 W. Lomita Avenue, Ojai.
VENTURA EARTH DAY ECO FEST Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.The free Festival hosts more than 100 environmental displays with a wide variety of green exhibitors, interactive educational opportunities for children and adults, as well as an exciting and diverse live entertainment line-up all in a family-fun atmosphere. Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfer’s Point Boardwalk. For more info, www.venturaearthday.org.

VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS EARTH DAY WALK Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to noon. A special trail walk in Grant Park. Botanist and VBG board member Joe Cahill, Ph.D., will describe plans for the gardens, and discuss spring wildflowers and other plants present along the trail. Meet in the upper parking lot behind City Hall on Poli Street, Ventura.

CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS EARTH EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 24. Hundreds of CI students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in the Earth Extravaganza events, which include a creek restoration project, a ladybug release, planting of CI’s new Palm Arboretum, a national “Tree Campus USA” award presentation, and an Earth Day Festival with bands, information booths and demonstrations. One University Drive, Camarillo. For more info, call 437-3507.


LONESOME TRAVELER April 24 through May 19. Rubicon Theatre presents this encore of its hugely successful production. Presented in the style of a concert, Lonesome Traveler is performed by nine artists who create musical portraits inspired by folk immortals such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, The Almanac Singers, The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary and others whose music and influence changed American music – and America itself – forever. $35 to $59. 1006 E. Main St. 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.

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