The Reporter and its staff wish our readers a safe and Happy New Year. Due to the season and constantly changing schedules you are encouraged to call ahead for all events.
NEW YEARS EVE POPS CONCERT
Dec. 31, 8:30pm. The Santa Barbara Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops Concert brings a rousing tribute to the close of a banner year. This traditionally spectacular gala evening is festive from every musical standpoint and includes a Tribute to Classic TV, a 100th birthday salute to Jule Styne, who wrote Gypsy, Do Re Mi and more, and acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman singing All I Ask and Think of Me, among others. $32-$60. Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara. 898-9386 for information and tickets.
HUMMINGBIRD NEST GALLERY
Random Thoughts is an exhibit of fine art photography by Fred Rothenberg, whose work has been featured in Faces of Ojai, at Twice Told Tales and at Ojai Community Hospital. Runs through Jan. 31. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm. Inside Hummingbird Inn, 1208 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-9996.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE
Dec. 31, 8 pm-midnight. Join DJ Robert from Santa Barbara and dance through the decades of music up to 2006. Lively variety of music to dance to on a wood floor. Free-style dancing, no partner needed. Smoke and alcohol free. $6 general, $1 youth 16 and under. Yoga Jones, 105 S. Oak St., Ste. 200, Ventura. 650-7112.
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD Thursday, Dec. 29-Sunday, Jan. 8. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum welcomes the holiday season with their annual exhibit including trees beautifully decorated to represent cultures and traditions from other countries, toy soldiers, garland and Christmas music. The 30 trees represent Armenia, Austria, Canada, Iceland, Africa, Russia and more. For the first time, the celebration takes place in the new Air Force One Pavilion. The library also serves as an official Los Angeles Police Department Toy Drive drop-off $12 general admission, $9 seniors 62 and over, $3 children 11-17, under 10 free. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. (800) 410-8354.
COUNTRY LOVERS WESTERN DANCE CLUB Saturday, Dec. 31, 7pm-1am. The group holds their annual New Year’s Dinner and Dance, with a prime rib and chicken dinner at 7:30pm, open dancing 8:30pm-1am. $45 per person dinner and dance, $30 dance only. McBride Building, Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 647-1893.
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA BALL Saturday, Dec. 31, 7pm-1am. Ventura Rheinland Club holds their annual dinner and dance featuring music by the John Borowitz Band and a buffet dinner. $40 non-members, reservations please. Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 S. Figueroa St., Ventura. 658-8887.
SIMI VALLEY CULTURAL ARTS CENTER NEW YEARS EVE GALA Saturday, December 31. Join them for a scrumptious dinner prepared by May’s Kitchen at 6:30pm, followed by the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret on the main stage, and then desserts and a New
Years Eve Party to follow with a champagne toast at Midnight! Come for dinner, show and party or just for the show and party. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm, Show begins at 8:30 pm, Party immediately following show. $75 VIP ticket includes dinner, show and reception; $50 Gala tickets includes the show and reception; $30 play only. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900.
IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY Friday-Saturday, December 30-31, 8-10pm. Friday-Winter Tournament Finals: two teams compete for judge points to be the funniest; Saturday-Annual New Years Eve Dinner Show: Players compete for audience votes to be the funniest. $7.50 Friday, $25/$40 couple Saturday. Livery Theater, 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701.
SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD Thursday-Friday, Dec. 29-30, 7:30pm. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents the latest comedy from people who brought you the hilarious Late Nite Catechism. Sister tackles the question: Whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? It’s CSI: Bethlehem as Sister engages her audience to solve the mystery of what happened through a forensic examination of the nativity scene. Audience members are selected to be characters in a living nativity/crime scene along with a holiday choir singing Christmas favorites. $39 general. Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 449-ARTS.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB Monday, Jan. 2, 5-9pm, and Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan 3-4, 5-7pm. Conejo Players Theater hold auditions for the musical by Charles Strouse and Joseph Robinette, based on the classic book by E.B. White. Be prepared to sing and bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided. No appointment necessary. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 379-1209.
THE MOUSETRAP Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7-10pm. Santa Paula Theater Center holds auditions for Agatha Christie’s master suspense mystery. All roles open and on a volunteer basis. There is no pay. No appointments necessary, actors seen in order they sign in. Readings taken from the script. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South 7th St., Santa Paula. 551-9911.
CALL FOR PLAYS Theater 150 announces its New/Used Play Reading Series, beginning January 2006. The theater is looking for full-length or one-act plays, either classic or contemporary produced/published plays or new works by Ventura and Santa Barbara County playwrights. New plays with previous productions will not be excluded from consideration. Sent to Deb Norton, Theater 150, PO Box 925, Ojai, Ca, 93024. With SASE if you want play returned.
LIFE WITH FATHER Thurs.-Sat., 8pm, Jan. 6-28. Special 2pm matinees on Jan. 8 & 22. The Stage Door theater presents the delightful family comedy written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Based on the book of the same title, Life with Father takes place in the 1880s and revolves around the activities in the Day family’s home when it’s discovered that the father has never been baptized. $12-$15. 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. (818) 889-5209.
ACCOLADES Explosions is a new body of work by Los Angeles artist Miguel Osuna, whose paintings of dreamy SoCal scenes have hung at Deco and previously at Accolades. In this new set of oil paintings, Osuna takes you to the ocean. Show runs through January 30. Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 12-5pm, Mon. 12-4:30pm. 451 E. Main St. #9, Ventura. (805) 648-4080. www.accolades-gallery.com.
ANACAPA BREWING COMPANY In a venture of artistic, cultural exchange, Alison Reynolds and Matias Prassolo bring Uruguayan art by abstract expressionist Guillermo Figoli to Ventura. He’ll exhibit his series of vibrant, accordion-themed oil paintings through January 8. Main St., Ventura.
AROUND THE CORNER GALLERY Featuring the exquisite botanical paintings, prints and cards of Renate Collins, who studied at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York and founded the Arte Botanica, Ltd. Company. Through December 30. 7 days a week, 11am-5pm. 105 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8844.
ARTISTS’ UNION GALLERY Celebrating 25 years of the limited edition monthly publication Art/Life, the gallery hosts a retrospective show featuring large-scale giclee photo prints and other works by contributing artists. Through January 1. Gallery hours: Thurs. 12-6pm, Fri.-Sat. 12-9pm, Sun. 12-6pm. 330 California St. Plaza, Ventura. (805) 643-3012 or www.venturaartistsunion.org.
BANK OF AMERICA Literally Abstract is a solo exhibit of David Rivas’ abstract photography, including new limited edition prints. On view through January 26. Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm; Sat. 9am-2pm. 507 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-1174.
BEATRICE WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS The Happy Valley Foundation announces the opening of the center, once occupied by Beatrice Wood and Rosalind Rajagopal. Featuring a permanent exhibition telling Woods’ life story, as well as a changing exhibit of contemporary artists. The first exhibit will feature a wide array of work, including paintings by Dianne Bennett-Engle. Hours: Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm. Ojai, Ca. 646-3381. www.beatricewood.com.
BELL ARTS FACTORY 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
BROKEN OAK GALLERY 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 213, Thousand Oaks. 497-4022 or www.brokenoakgallery.com.
BUENAVENTURA ART GALLERY Ines Monguio is the featured artist with her show Layers, which refers to the way she works with watercolors, monotypes and etchings, and is also a tongue-in-cheek reference to meaning in art. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. noon-5pm. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235.
CAFÉ ON A Collaboration: Master Printer, Jose Alpuche, features more than forty silkscreen images by master printer Jose Alpuche and focuses on the collaboration between the artist and the master printer in making graphic editions. Guest curated by Patrick Ela. On display through December 30. 438 South A St., Oxnard. 487-8170.
CALIFORNIA STREET GALLERY 40 S. California St., Ventura. www.CaliforniaStreetGallery.com. 653-0321 or email@example.com.
CALL TO ARTISTS Buenaventura Art Association announced a call for their 20th Annual Open Competition, a highly competitive show open to all Ventura County artists. Cash prizes and awards given to winners. Entries accepted at the gallery at 700 E. Santa Clara St. in Ventura on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 8 & 9, between 11am and 2pm. Contact the gallery at 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org for prospectus.
D&A FINE ARTS Ojai artists Susan Steinsmuehlen-Amend and Richard Amend show their work, including Susan’s intuitive multi-media combinations and Richard’s paintings, through January 15. 12750 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201, Studio City. (818) 769-7583.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Floral Fusion displays paintings by Stephanie Elise, who works in watercolor, and Lynn Byrne Simon, a highly-trained oil painter. Shows through January 19. Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30am-10pm. 210 E. Main St., Ventura. (805) 652-1800.
HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Folktales from the Absurd is an exhibition of digital ink jet prints by fine art photographer and printmaker Lis J. Schwitters, all portraying visual narratives from Grimm’s fairy tales and family bedtime stories through contemporary photographic techniques, through January 15. Also showing the Small Image Show, through January 16. Hours Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6pm.1591 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 117 C, Ventura. 644-2750. www.harborvillagegallery.com.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERIA Admission is free. Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. Call for extended evening and weekend viewing. 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. (805)381-2747 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
HUMMINGBIRD NEST GALLERY Random Thoughts is an exhibit of fine art photography by Fred Rothenberg, whose work has been featured in Faces of Ojai, at Twice Told Tales and at Ojai Community Hospital. Runs through January 31. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm. Inside Hummingbird Inn, 1208 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-9996.
JOHN NICHOLS GALLERY Blossfeldt and Bristol: Masters of 20th Century Photography features work by internationally known photojournalist Horace Bristol, noted for his poignant images of Depression-era Americans, and Karl Blossfeldt, a German sculpture instructor who used his photos of plant studies to educate students about design elements in nature. Wed.-Sat. noon-5pm. 916 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 525-7804.
JONATHON’S AT PEIRANO’S Light and Shadows is a solo exhibition of watercolor paintings by Ventura artist Carol Simson. On display through January 28. 204 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-4853.
KATHLEEN DINAN GALLERY featuring Ed Moses “Dia de los Muertos” series, showing through December; special Ojai prices own an ED MOSES!. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun noon to five or by appointment (805)646-6205 located within the Ranchos Trading Co, 928 E Ojai Ave, Ojai.
MEXICAN CONSULATE Mexico-USA: Two Countries, One People is images by local photographer Jess Gutierrez, whose objective is to show the diversity of the Mexican/Mexican-American population of Ventura County through 60 black and white and color images. Some images are in honor of the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which took place December 12. Free to the public. Exhibit runs through January 9. 3151 W. 5th St., Oxnard.
NATHAN LARRAMENDY GALLERY Featuring Track and Field: Drawing from the Arena and Good Cheer, new work by Cassandra C. Jones. Show runs through January. Wed.-Sun. 11am-6pm. Mon.-Tues. by appt. 107 S. Signal St., Ojai. 646-2750. www.larramendygallery.com.
OJAI CENTER FOR THE ARTS Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm. 646-0117. Ojai Center for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-0117.
OVERTON HALL Free. California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3316.
SEA BREEZE ART GALLERY Angels is a juried collection of imaginative angel art pieces. Also featuring Essence of Femininity, a collection by photographer Linda Jordan. Shows run through January 7. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon to 5:30pm (or if the flags are up), or call 643-3973 for an appointment. 255 S. Laurel St., Ventura.
STUDIO 84 WEST Thurs.-Sat., 6-8pm. 602 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-3812.
STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS ART CENTER The Art Center celebrates its artist members with their annual juried show, running through December 31. This year’s theme is Personal Best, and judges include Anne Shilton Graumlich, curator of the Ventura County Museum of Art, and Matthew G. Frumanski, Assistant Professor of art, CSU Channel Islands. The event includes a photography show by Robert Diehl entitled Dorset, Devon and Dartmoor-Thatched Roofs, Churchyards and Beaches of England. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-3pm, or by appointment. 70 Daily Drive, Camarillo. 383-1368. Online at www.studiochannelislands.org.
THE STUDIO GALLERY Exhibiting paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture by international and local contemporary artists, including a new kiln-load of ceramics by Bill Creitz and newly-framed silk screen floral prints by Patricia Gunn. Daily, 10am-6pm. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. 985-1546.
UPFRONT GALLERY Full Spectrum, a solo art exhibition featuring paintings of LA artist Michael Salerno, has been extended through December 31. The highly-detailed works are built up almost architecturally, revealing an almost limitless depth and range. Gallery hours: Fri.-Sat. 1-5pm, Sun. 2-5pm, or by appointment. 267 Laurel St., Ventura. 648-7878 or 340-1448.
VALLEY OF THE MOON FINE ART REPRODUCTION Featuring Holiday Harlettes, paintings in oils by Leslie Marcus. Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Thurs. 12-5pm; Sun. by appointment. 201 Bryant St. #12, Ojai. 657-2959.
VENTURA COLLEGE GALLERIES Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm. On the Ventura College Campus, Ventura. 648-8974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VENTURA HEALING ROOMS Featuring Lee Hodges as artist-in-residence. Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-4pm, and by appointment. 701 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 11, Ventura. 647-6641 or www.LeeHodgesArt.com.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Coming to America: Immigration Stories of Inspiration and Controversy: features the work of more than 100 students associated with the Agricultural Science and Human Services Academies of Santa Paula High School, including first place winners Janessa flores and Marisela Ortiz (for their display “Traveling Man” about 1927 immigrant Jose Gomez. Runs through February 19. Destination Mars: National Traveling Exhibition was developed by the Space Science Institute with funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation, and highlights the extraordinary explorations of Mars that have taken place over the last decade in the Pathfinder and Rover missions. With hands on learning experiences. Runs through February 19. Toys of the Times, featuring antique and vintage toys that kids enjoyed in the early and mid-1900s, through January 22. Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. $4 general, $3 seniors, $1 youth. Free for members. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. (805) 933-0076. www.oilmuseum.net.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Art & Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foudnation features painting, photography and sculpture celebrating the artists’ use of illusion and humor to create new ways of looking at the world. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, the exhibition includes postmodern works, photorealism and urban art by 38 artists. Runs through February 19, 2006. 10am-5pm, Thursday to Saturday; Sunday 1-5pm. Suggested admission: $3 adults, $2 senior/students, $1 children 6-16. Free Fridays 3-5pm. suggested admission donation. 424 C St., Oxnard. 385-8157. www.vcnet.com/carnart.
CEC/SEABEE MUSEUM Historical artifacts, multi-media installations and vintage uniforms. 8am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, 12:30-4:30pm Saturday. Closed Sunday and national holidays. Port Hueneme Naval Construction Battalion Center, Sunkist entrance. 982-1249.
GULL WINGS MUSEUM The county’s only hands-on learning museum for kids. 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 418 4th St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwingsmuseum4kids.org.
OJAI VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM Thurs.-Fri. 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. (805)640-1390.
PORT HUENEME LIGHTHOUSE The Lighthouse is open to the public the third Saturday of each month from 10am-3pm. The current structure was built in 1941, with the original having been built in 1874. The fresnel lens was made in 1897 and is still in operation. Admission is free. Adults age 18 and up require photo ID. Last shuttle pick-up at port gate is 2:30pm. 120 W. Port Hueneme Rd., Port Hueneme. (310) 541-0334.
RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Admission: free-$7. Hours: 10am-5pm daily. 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. (800)410-8354. www.reaganfoundation.org.
VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM Celebrating When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleets of the Ming Dynasty, 1405-1433, which highlights artifacts of the early dynasty as well as the early compass and maritime technology of the 15th century. Includes a portrait commissioned by the L.A. artist Mr. Qi Pang and a replica of the Admiral’s formal uniform. Through May 31, 2006. Open daily 11am-5pm. Free; donations appreciated. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf, CI Harbor. (805)984-6260.
VENTURA COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART Arrangements: Paintings by Sherry Loehr showcases 37 paintings by Ojai artist and master contemporary realist Sherry Loehr, with 19 new works. Runs through February 20. Also featuring From Isolation to Empire: Three Centuries of English History, a George Stuart Historical Figures exhibition of 36 detailed figures of personalities like the Stuart Monarchy and the Teapot Tyrants of the Hanover Rule, through January 8, 2006. Regular museum admission: $1-7; Hours: 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323.
C.A.T.S. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Put Some Drama In Your Child’s Life! Creative Acting Theater School is pleased to offer youth acting classes throughout Ventura County. Sessions begin in January for these popular classes: Tiny Tots, ages 4-5, Simi Valley; Kids Performance Workshop-Alice in Wonderland, ages 6-12, Camarillo, Ventura, and Simi Valley); The Glass Slipper-A Cinderella Story, Thousand Oaks; Classes held Tuesdays in Simi Valley, Thursdays in Ventura and Camarillo, and Fridays in Thousand Oaks. Instructor Roxanne Diesel. (661) 718-3968.
MANNERS DO MATTER Etiquette classes for ages 7-12 taught by Roxanne Diesel. The workshop is designed to help young boys, girls and teens develop their social skills and self-confidence. Call for schedule and fee. 517-6300.
HOLIDAY DAY CAMPS Weekly through Jan. 6, 9am-noon. Oxnard’s Recreation and Community Services Department offers day camps for children ages 3-6. Winter Day Camp is offered weekly, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, through Jan. 6. Children make holiday crafts, learn how to cook, listen to holiday stories and more. $22.50 per week. Durley Park, 910 Hill St., Oxnard. Camp Serendipity for ages 6-11 held Monday-Friday, Dec. 26-30, 7:30am-5:30pm. Camp is jam-packed with sports activities, arts and crafts, games, and field trips. $60, covers all activities. Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. 385-7995.
THEATER ACADEMY OPEN ENROLLMENT The Ojai Performing Arts Theater Academy will begin their next session of classes, including dance, music, theater, speech and improve for ages 5 through adult, starting January 17. Register by December 30 for an early registration discount. Registration closes January 9. Call 640-6404 or visit www.opata.org for information.
FRONT ROWS CLUB Families can experience classical music from a dynamic up-close view of Maestro Boris Brott conducting the New West Symphony through a new program offering families with elementary school-age children reduced-price front-row seats at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and Oxnard Performing Arts Center concerts. Front row tickets are $10 for children 5-12, $15 for accompanying adults. Cost includes pre-concert family event and activity packet. Call 777-7886 to join.
ARGENTINE TANGO Monday, Jan. 3 and 17. Argentine Tango is completely improvised, two bodies, intimately connected, co-creating a unique and spontaneous expression in time and space. First and third Monday of each month. Beginners 6-7pm, $10 per person. Open practice for all levels, 7-8pm. Admission by donation. No partner, reservation or prior experience necessary. Gallery, Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai. 646-7355.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS The complete schedule of Winter Classes is now on line. Check for a photography course by founder Donna Granata, portraiture with Judy Klement and sculpture by Linda Elder, among others. Visit www.focusonthemasters.com.
ADULT ACTING WORKSHOP Thursdays, 7:30-10pm. Ongoing acting workshop covers all areas of the craft of stage acting including, character development, scene study, cold reading, and audition technique. $15 per class, discount for four or more classes. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-2747.
TIDEPOOL TALK Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 11am and 3pm. Join National Park Service Rangers in the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center as they show and tell about the many fascinating animals and plants in the marine life exhibit. Free.1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. 658-5730.
WRITING WORKSHOP Thursday, Dec. 29, 6pm. Free workshop offered by Local Hero bookstore and FictionWeek.com. Meets weekly. 254 Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-6865.
OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 6:30-10pm. All ages welcome. Selah Café, 40 Day Road, Ventura.
MUSICIAN’S NIGHT OUT Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7:30-11pm. Traditional gathering of writers and performers. Artists of all blending qualities welcome. California Taco Co., 469 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-7174.
ARTS BY THE SEA Saturday, Dec. 31, 10am-4pm. Weekly art show featuring mostly fine art including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry. Held outdoors between the Holiday Inn and the Artists’ Union Gallery, where California St. meets the sea. 340-0609.
BALLROOM DANCE Thursday, Dec. 29, 7:30-10pm. Live band. Singles and couples welcome. $7 non-members. Oxnard Community Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. 647-9471.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING Monday, Jan. 2, 7:30-9:30pm. Weekly dance, all ages. First night free. Conejo Elementary School,. 280 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. 497-1957.
VENTURA POINSETTIA DANCE CLUB Monday, Jan. 2, 8-10:30pm. Live band. Door prizes. $6 guest. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. 496-9322.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE Tuesday, Jan. 2, 7pm. Country Lovers Western Dance Club host their weekly dance party. $3 visitor. Family Center, 10269 Telephone Road, Ventura. 647-1893.
SALSA DANCING Tuesday, Jan. 2, 8pm. Salsa dancing and lessons every Tuesday. Free lessons with cover charge. Beginning 8-8:30pm, advanced, 8:30-9:15pm. Occasional age restrictions. $7. Borderline Bar and Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. 446-4435.
CONEJO VALLEY AUDUBON SOCIETY Monday, Jan. 2, 7:30pm. The group welcomes Roy Poucher, who lectures on the colorful birds living in the various geographical areas of Ecuador. Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. 987-2721.
BEACH CITIES SOCIAL CLUB FOR NEWCOMERS Newly formed social club for established residents of Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Outings, lunches, coffees, book club and many other interest groups. Some activities include spouses. Coffee in January. 652-0625.
PING-PONG Thursday, Dec. 22, 7:30-9:30pm, and every Thursday. Open play. Rec Center, Park Road, Ojai. 646-8162.
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