~HAPPENINGS~

~HAPPENINGS~

Thursday, June 28

SOLAR WORLD PVS 3pm-6pm. The public is invited to enjoy the business’s 30th anniversary and a historic display of solar modules that have been produced here over the past three decades. www.solarworld-usa.com. 4650 Adohr Ln., Camarillo. 388-6285.

VENTURA COUNTY MARKETING PROFESSIONALS DEVELOPMENT MEETING 6:30pm. All marketing-related professionals invited to attend. $10. Red Brick Gallery, 328 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400.

Classes

YOGADANCE WORKOUT ongoing. 8:15am. All levels welcome. $7 drop-in fee. ZanZilla, 2750 E. Main St., Ventura. 890-4863. www.zanzillasyoga.com.

Groups & Clubs

12-STEP SURVIVORS OF INCEST ANONYMOUS ongoing, 5:30-6:30pm. New group for men and women who experiences childhood sexual abuse. 133 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 893-3322.

39+ GAY MEN’S SOCIAL GROUP third Thursday of each month, 7:30pm. Come Join Us! We meet at the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance to plan events and outings.

LESBIAN AND GAY SUPPORT GROUP ongoing, 7:30-9:30pm. Singles and couples welcome. Cope with hostilities and concerns in the workplace, society, community and family. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

ONE AGAIN ongoing, 7:30pm. Support and social group for widowed, divorced or separated individuals. Westlake Village Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. $4 non-members. 445-4526.

RELATIONSHIPS, EMOTIONS & PURPOSE SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. A group for personal and spiritual growth and coping with grief, loss and depression.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344  ext 108.

Sports

PING PONG ongoing, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. Open play. Rec. Center, Park Road, Ojai. 646-8162.

Seniors

MATURE MINGLERS ongoing, 4:30pm. The Ventura Avenue Adult Center invites seniors to meet on the third Thursday of every month. Reservations required. Fixed menu price for meal, soft drink, tax and tip. 71 Palm, Ventura. 648-3035.

SCRABBLE THURSDAY ongoing. They provide the game, dictionary and the place, you provide the brainpower. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

Friday, June 29

Classes

FREE RELAXATION & GUIDED IMAGERY CLASSES ongoing, noon-1pm. Paula Getty-Shearer, certified hypnotherapist, leads free weekly relaxation & guided imagery classes for cancer patients and their families. The Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 379-4777.

Saturday, June 30

HISTORY OF SALSA MUSIC 2pm. Guitarist Peter Neff will discuss the evolution of this cultural music and demonstrate the stylistic elements of salsa rhythms. Free. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. 240-7344.

MARGARITA MADNESS DINNER TRAIN Chips and salsa, rice, beans, cheese enchilada, tamale and a regular margarita. Enjoy live music or sing along with the mariachi band. $49 per person. No host bar available. 21 and over. Fillmore & Western Railway, Fillmore. 524-2546; (800) 773-8724.

Markets & Shows

CERTIFIED MARKET- DOWNTOWN VENTURA ongoing, 8:30am-12pm. Corner of Santa Clara & Palm, Ventura. 529-6266.

Groups & Clubs

LAUGHTER CLUB ongoing, 7:30-8:15am. Learn to laugh for no reason and receive the physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. Free. Camarillo Yoga Center, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 127, Camarillo. 484-8810.

AAUW COFFEE & CHATS 9-11 am. Prospective members are welcome. Side Street Café, 996 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. 495-9669.

Seniors

SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SOCIAL 11:30am-2:30pm. Pre-Independence Day party and ice cream social includes fun, food and prizes, as well as a spelling bee, crossword puzzle competition and bean bag toss. Lunch of hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, salad and water melon. $2.25 suggested donation. Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

Sunday, July 1

FILLMORE & SANTA PAULA DAYTIME TRAIN RIDE EXCURSIONS 12pm-3pm, from Fillmore. Have lunch in the diner or sit in the fresh air observation car during the 3 hour roundtrip train ride through the beautiful citrus and avocado groves of Heritage Valley, with a one-hour layover in Santa Paula. $22 adults, $20 seniors, $12 youth 4-12, $8 infants. Fillmore & Western Railway, Fillmore. 524-2546; (800) 773-8724.

Markets & Shows

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR FARMER’S AND FISHERMAN’S MARKET ongoing, 10am-2pm. Over 35 farmers sell locally grown fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. B-B-Q, baked goods, kid’s corner, arts and crafts, plus live music and entertainment. 3350 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor. 643-6458.

Monday, July 2

Classes

SIMPLICITY CIRCLES: LIVING SIMPLY WITH CHILDREN DISCUSSION GROUP ongoing, 7-8pm. Learn how we can live our values, reconnect what we believe and our daily choices, and teach our children by example. Free. Mother’s Guild, 2040 E. Main St., Ste. D, Ventura. 667-2115.

YOGA AT BOULERDASH ongoing, 7:30-9pm. Instructor Jennifer Mackie. $10 557-1300.

Groups & Clubs

CAMARILLO NOONTIME OPTIMIST CLUB ongoing, noon. The club meets at Round Table Pizza, Arneill Rd.

GOOD GRIEF GROUP ongoing, 10:30am. Group open to all persons in need of spiritual uplifting. If you need to cry and unload, come to the Camarillo Hospice and share uplifting quotes, jokes, and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. A group to help build alliances, support and coping skills. Singles and couples welcome. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext. 108.

Tuesday, July 3

ALBERT H. SOLIZ-EL RIO LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE 4pm. The library celebrates its new look. 2820 Jordan St., El Rio. 485-4515.

Classes

CAPOEIRA IN OXNARD ongoing, 6pm (for kids) and 7pm (youth/adults), Fridays 5pm (kids) and 6pm (youth/adults). Come experience an art born over 500 years ago in Brazil, created by African Slaves as a way to combat oppression and battle for freedom. It includes elements of martial arts, music, drumming, dance and break dancing. It is a strong part of Latino and African tradition and culture. Capoeira is physically, emotionally, and spiritually beneficial for all people of any age and ability. Free. Cultural Arts Center, 937 W. 5th St, Oxnard. www.capoeirabatuque.org

Groups & Clubs

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP ongoing, 4-6pm. Create friendship, courage, personal growth and healing. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

CHANNEL ISLANDS CLIPPERS ongoing, 7-9:30pm. The group is looking for men who like to sing to join their Barbershop Chorus. Wilson Park Center, 350 N. C St., Oxnard. 650-9940.

DEPRESSION AND HEALING SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. A group to aid healing, overcome shame and guilt and increase self esteem.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance.. 339-6344 ext 108.

Stepping Out

COUNTRY LOVERS WESTERN DANCE CLUB ongoing. 6:30-9pm. Dance lessons and dance party, with line dance, couples dancing and open dancing. Partners not necessary. All ages welcome. First-time visitors free. $3. Free to kids under 13. $5 taco dinner available. Family Center, 10269 Telephone Rd., Ventura. www.countrylovers.com. 525-3286.

Wednesday, July 4

2007 FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR 9pm. The City of Thousand Oaks presents a fiery show. Recommended viewing spots: Janss Marketplace, Oaks Shopping Center parking lots. Free. Thousand Oaks. www.taoaks.org. 381-2747.

STORYTELLING EVENT 11am and noon. Jim Woodard, Ventura storyteller and writer, will present two storytelling programs, the first focusing on gold rushes in California, the second about a surprising story in the life of President Theodore Roosevelt and a mysterious chain of events in Ventura. Ruwe Terrace Stage, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. 577-4059.

ECO-VEHICLES AT THE FAIR A showcase of fusion vehicles, with an appearance by actor and environmental advocate Ed Begley, Jr. Free. Oak Street, Ventura. 654-7830.

BINGO ongoing, 5:30-9:30pm. The public, ages 21 and over, are invited to the weekly Wednesday Night Bingo at the Avenue Adult Center. Cash pay outs for winners. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

Classes

OPTIMISM 101 1pm. A group to help focus on feeling more upbeat via fun projects, games and just plain looking around. Hosted by a retired social worker and teacher. Free. Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

MEDITATION WORKSHOP SERIES weekly, 7-9pm, Jan-March. $40. Zanzilla Yoga, 2750 E. Main St., Ste. F, Ventura.

Markets & Shows

CERTIFIED MARKET-VENTURA weekly, 9am-1pm, Pacific View Mall West Parking Lot, Ventura. 529-6266.

Groups & Clubs

WOMEN IN TRANSITION ongoing, 6:30-8pm. Ventura County Jewish Family Services hosts this support group for women experiencing changes or difficulties in their lives. Meets weekly. 1915 E. Main St., Ventura. 641-6565.

ONE AGAIN ongoing, 7:30pm. Support and social group for widowed, divorced or separated individuals. Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura. 445-4526.

THERAPIST SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. This is a group for therapists and interns to help each other with self care and other specific issues.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext 108.

Ongoing Events

Groups & Clubs

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings daily in the Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara areas. (888) 702-0202. Visit online at www.oa-ci.org.

CEDC AIDS STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation offers a home ownership preservation campaign to help local home owners avoid foreclosure. Range of services offered. 659-6868.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES BLOOD DRIVE Monday-Friday. All blood types needed from donors as area blood supply drops to critical low. Donors should be over 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds. The Habit Burger Grill offers certificates for free meal to every Ventura County blood donor through July 7. Centers in Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo. www.unitedbloodservices.org/centroalcoast. (800) 715-3699.

Classes

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS ongoing, 9am-4pm, and by appointment. 701 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 11, Ventura. 647-6641 or www.LeeHodgesArt.com.

Outdoors/Pets

WHALE WATCHING Daily. Join both Island Packers and Channel Islands Sportfishing for daily excursions from Oxnard to view these magnificent mammals gracing the ocean as they migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel. Island Packers offers 3 ? hour non-landing trips through early April from 9am, 9:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm. $26 adults, $22 seniors 55 & up, and $17 children 12 and under. Trips are provided at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m, plus regular full-day excursions to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. Call for reservation. 382-1779. Visit online at www.islandpackers.com.

CANINE ADOPTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE Organization urgently needs foster homes for small to large puppies and dogs until they are adopted. Food, medical care, advice, and support are provided. Adoption Center located at 5 Points behind the Ventura Pet Barn, 3004 Telegraph Road. 652-1001. Visit online at www.carlvc.org.

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY The society holds weekly field trips. Call for current schedule and hikes. 640-0779.

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK ongoing, 11am-4pm. The two story adobe hacienda on the park grounds, built by Don Raymundo Olivas in 1847, features furnishings from the early California rancho period. Docents in period costumes offer tours. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. 658-4728.

ALBINGER MUSEUM Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm. 113 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-5823.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 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.

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.

DUDLEY HOUSE Free. Corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista, Ventura. 644-3286.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY through Sept. 16, “All in the Details: 100 Years of Fashion and Accessories” and “Neal Barr: an Eye for Fashion.” $1-$4; Hours: 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323.

OJAI VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM through July 29, “Made in Ojai V.” Featuring work by local artists. Thurs.-Fri. 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. (805)640-1390.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Admission: free-$7. Hours: 10am-5pm daily. 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. (800)410-8354. www.reaganfoundation.org.

On the Horizon

SALSA RECIPE CONTEST FOR 2007 OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL Sunday, July 29. Contestants compete for best red, green, fruit, hot, medium and mild salsas, as well as judge’s favorite. Pre-registration required. $20 entry fee includes souvenir t-shirt. www.oxnardsalsafestival.com. 247-0197.

~HAPPENINGS~

~HAPPENINGS~

Thursday, June 21

Groups & Clubs

12-STEP SURVIVORS OF INCEST ANONYMOUS ongoing, 5:30-6:30pm. New group for men and women who experiences childhood sexual abuse. 133 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 893-3322.

39+ GAY MEN’S SOCIAL GROUP third Thursday of each month, 7:30pm. Come Join Us! We meet at the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance to plan events and outings.

LESBIAN AND GAY SUPPORT GROUP ongoing, 7:30-9:30pm. Singles and couples welcome. Cope with hostilities and concerns in the workplace, society, community and family. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

ONE AGAIN ongoing, 7:30pm. Support and social group for widowed, divorced or separated individuals. Westlake Village Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. $4 non-members. 445-4526.

RELATIONSHIPS, EMOTIONS & PURPOSE SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. A group for personal and spiritual growth and coping with grief, loss and depression.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344  ext 108.

Sports

PING PONG ongoing, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. Open play. Rec. Center, Park Road, Ojai. 646-8162.

Seniors

MATURE MINGLERS ongoing, 4:30pm. The Ventura Avenue Adult Center invites seniors to meet on the third Thursday of every month. Reservations required. Fixed menu price for meal, soft drink, tax and tip. 71 Palm, Ventura. 648-3035.

SCRABBLE THURSDAY ongoing. They provide the game, dictionary and the place, you provide the brainpower. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

Friday, June 22

Classes

FREE RELAXATION & GUIDED IMAGERY CLASSES ongoing, noon-1pm. Paula Getty-Shearer, certified hypnotherapist, leads free weekly relaxation & guided imagery classes for cancer patients and their families. The Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 379-4777.

Saturday, June 23

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK ongoing, 11am-4pm. The two story adobe hacienda on the park grounds, built by Don Raymundo Olivas in 1847, features furnishings from the early California rancho period. Docents in period costumes offer tours. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. 658-4728.

Markets & Shows

CERTIFIED MARKET- DOWNTOWN VENTURA ongoing, 8:30am-12pm. Corner of Santa Clara & Palm, Ventura. 529-6266.

Groups & Clubs

LAUGHTER CLUB ongoing, 7:30-8:15am. Learn to laugh for no reason and receive the physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. Free. Camarillo Yoga Center, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 127, Camarillo. 484-8810.

VENTURA COUNTY HANDWEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD 9:30am. Weaving artist Deborah Jarchow will discuss weaving tips and tricks. 701 S. Del Norte Blvd. Units 115 & 120, Oxnard. 527-1915.

Sunday, June 24

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK see: Saturday, June 23.

Markets & Shows

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR FARMER’S AND FISHERMAN’S MARKET ongoing, 10am-2pm. Over 35 farmers sell locally grown fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. B-B-Q, baked goods, kid’s corner, arts and crafts, plus live music and entertainment. 3350 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor. 643-6458.

Monday, June 25

Classes

SIMPLICITY CIRCLES: LIVING SIMPLY WITH CHILDREN DISCUSSION GROUP ongoing, 7-8pm. Learn how we can live our values, reconnect what we believe and our daily choices, and teach our children by example. Free. Mother’s Guild, 2040 E. Main St., Ste. D, Ventura. 667-2115.

YOGA AT BOULERDASH ongoing, 7:30-9pm. Instructor Jennifer Mackie. $10 557-1300.

Groups & Clubs

CAMARILLO NOONTIME OPTIMIST CLUB ongoing, noon. The club meets at Round Table Pizza, Arneill Rd.

GOOD GRIEF GROUP ongoing, 10:30am. Group open to all persons in need of spiritual uplifting. If you need to cry and unload, come to the Camarillo Hospice and share uplifting quotes, jokes, and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. A group to help build alliances, support and coping skills. Singles and couples welcome. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext. 108.

Tuesday, June 26

Groups & Clubs

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP ongoing, 4-6pm. Create friendship, courage, personal growth and healing. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

CHANNEL ISLANDS CLIPPERS ongoing, 7-9:30pm. The group is looking for men who like to sing to join their Barbershop Chorus. Wilson Park Center, 350 N. C St., Oxnard. 650-9940.

DEPRESSION AND HEALING SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. A group to aid healing, overcome shame and guilt and increase self esteem.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance.. 339-6344 ext 108.

Wednesday, June 27

BINGO ongoing, 5:30-9:30pm. The public, ages 21 and over, are invited to the weekly Wednesday Night Bingo at the Avenue Adult Center. Cash pay outs for winners. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

Classes

MEDITATION WORKSHOP SERIES weekly, 7-9pm, Jan-March. $40. Zanzilla Yoga, 2750 E. Main St., Ste. F, Ventura.

Lectures & Seminars

THE WEARABLE KIDNEY 7pm. Dr. David Be-Nyi will talk about a new form of dialysis that could dramatically improve the life of end-stage renal disease patients. Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks.

Markets & Shows

CERTIFIED MARKET- VENTURA weekly, 9am-1pm, Pacific View Mall West Parking Lot, Ventura. 529-6266.

Groups & Clubs

WOMEN IN TRANSITION ongoing, 6:30-8pm. Ventura County Jewish Family Services hosts this support group for women experiencing changes or difficulties in their lives. Meets weekly. 1915 E. Main St., Ventura. 641-6565.

ONE AGAIN ongoing, 7:30pm. Support and social group for widowed, divorced or separated individuals. Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura. 445-4526.

THERAPIST SUPPORT GROUP ongoing. This is a group for therapists and interns to help each other with self care and other specific issues.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext 108.

Ongoing Events

Groups & Clubs

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings daily in the Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara areas. (888) 702-0202. Visit online at www.oa-ci.org.

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS ongoing, 9am-4pm, and by appointment. 701 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 11, Ventura. 647-6641 or www.LeeHodgesArt.com.

Outdoors/Pets

WHALE WATCHING Daily. Join both Island Packers and Channel Islands Sportfishing for daily excursions from Oxnard to view these magnificent mammals gracing the ocean as they migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel. Island Packers offers 3 hour non-landing trips through early April from 9am, 9:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm. $26 adults, $22 seniors 55 & up, and $17 children 12 and under. Trips are provided at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m, plus regular full-day excursions to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. Call for reservation. 382-1779. Visit online at www.islandpackers.com.

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY The society holds weekly field trips. Call for current schedule and hikes. 640-0779.

CANINE ADOPTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE Organization urgently needs foster homes for small to large puppies and dogs until they are adopted. Food, medical care, advice, and support are provided. Adoption Center located at 5 Points behind the Ventura Pet Barn, 3004 Telegraph Road. 652-1001. Visit online at www.carlvc.org.

Museums

ALBINGER MUSEUM Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm. 113 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-5823.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 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.

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.

DUDLEY HOUSE Free. Corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista, Ventura. 644-3286.

OJAI VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM through July 29, “Made in Ojai V.” Featuring work by local artists. Thurs.-Fri. 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. (805)640-1390.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Admission: free-$7. Hours: 10am-5pm daily. 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. (800)410-8354. www.reaganfoundation.org.

On the Horizon

SALSA RECIPE CONTEST FOR 2007 OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL Sunday, July 29. Contestants compete for best red, green, fruit, hot, medium and mild salsas, as well as judge’s favorite. Pre-registration required. $20 entry fee includes souvenir t-shirt. www.oxnardsalsafestival.com. 247-0197.

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~ HAPPENINGS ~

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Wednesday-Sunday through July 1. The Rubicon presents the story of James Leeds, a teacher at the New England School for the Deaf, who becomes involved with the fiery, fiercely independent Sarah, an intelligent and strong-minded former student who now works at the school as a maid. James encourages her to set aside her life of isolation by learning to lip read, but she is determined to live life on her own terms. Will they be able to transcend their differences? 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900.

23rd ANNUAL PEDDLER’S FAIR Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Held rain or shine, the Peddler’s Fair is chock-full of quality antiques, collectibles, handcrafts and international crafts and is a benefit for the Nordhoff High School music department. Vendors are sought. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai. 646-2546.

BINGO BASH Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join in the bingo fun! Buy-in includes 10 games, a dessert bar, coffee, tea, lemonade and a free dauber. Benefits the Moorpark Active Adult Center. $250 jackpot. Must be 18 and older to play. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Moorpark Civic Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

Special Events

FATHER’S DAY LUNCHEON Friday, June 15. Enjoy fun games and special prizes. Stick around for monthly Komedy Club and a movie screening. $2.25 suggested lunch donation. Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

Competitions

SALSA RECIPE CONTEST FOR 2007 OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL Sunday, July 29. Contestants compete for best red, green, fruit, hot, medium and mild salsas, as well as judge’s favorite. Pre-registration required. $20 entry fee includes souvenir t-shirt. www.oxnardsalsafestival.com. 247-0197.

Theater

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Fridays-Saturdays, 8pm, and Sundays, 2pm, through June 17. The High Street Arts Center in Moorpark present Neil Simon’s comedy starring Ron Rezac, Amy Jennings, Dawn Meyer, and Vivien Latham. Directed by George Kralemann. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $8 children 12 and under. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700. Visit online at www.highstreetartscenter.com.

HAIR Friday-Saturday, 8pm, and Sundays, 2pm, through July 8. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents the Fortieth Anniversary of the 60\’s Rock Musical. It is the dawning of The Age of Aquarius. The tribe is rebelling. American youth are screaming out against The Establishment, Vietnam, segregation and sexual rigidity. HAIR, part pop, part rock, part nostalgia and total visual delight. Recommended for audiences 15 and older. $20 adults, $16 seniors/students. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900.

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL June 8-July 15, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday. The Elite Theatre Company presents a musical farce about young, murderous starlets, stage mothers and the quest to play Pippi Longstocking. This musical spoofs everything from “All About Eve” to “Gypsy” to “The Bad Seed.” $15-20. 730 S. B St., Oxnard. 483-5118.

Art

ACCOLADES GALLERY Hours: 12-5pm Thurs-Sun, 12-4pm Mon & by appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 451 E. Main St, #9, Ventura. 648-4080.

ALBINGER MUSEUM Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm. 113 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-5823.

ALLEGORY 1076 E. Front St., Ventura. www.allegoryfinearts.com. 643.7511.

ARCHITEXTURE New local salon features artists Claudia Craig and Luke Burleson. 25 S. Ventura Ave, Ventura. 506-0669.

AROUND THE CORNER GALLERY 7 days a week, 11am-5pm. 105 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8844.

ARIA SALON & DAY SPA Hours: Tue.-Sat., 9 am-6 pm, Sun.-Mon. by appointment. 307 E. Matilija St. Suite C, Ojai, 646-5006/646-1300. 231-0127.

ART FIRST! CENTER FOR THE ARTS The new home base and showplace for Ventura County’s professional artists. Home to Allegory Fine Arts Gallery. Lectures and seminars to come. 1076 E. Front Street, Ventura

ARTIST’S UNION GALLERY through June 17, “La Crème des Artistes.” An open theme show in which our members exhibit their most recent artwork. Gallery hours: Thursdays and Sundays, 12pm-6pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12pm-9pm. 330 S. California St, Ventura. www.venturaartists union.org. 643-3012.

ARTZWORKS.COM GALLERY GRAND OPENING GALA “American Icon.” An exhibit featuring canvases made from rescued American flags by owner-artist David Schwartz. 540 Main St., Ventura. 984-2816.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm. www.beatrice wood.com. 646-3381.

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 GALLERY through June 23, “Voyeurs in My Garden.” Nora Yukon’s fanciful wall hangings and quilts. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 11am–5 pm. 700 E Santa Clara St, Ventura.

CAFÉ ON A 438 South A St., Oxnard. 487-8170.

CAFÉ ZACK Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9pm; Friday, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, 5:30-9:30pm. 11:30am-2pm. 1095 Thompson Boulevard, Ventura. 643-9445.

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN through Aug. 13, “Art by Christopher Marshall.” Featuring paintings by the artist. Free. Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, Soiland Humanities Center, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3459.

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 2pm-3pm, or by appointment. Building #18, Ventura St, Cal State University Channel Islands, Camarillo. www.studiochannelislands.org. 383-1368.

CSUCI through Aug. 30, “Summer Light.” Featuring recent paintings by a group of CSUCI students whose artwork celebrates the common attitude and uplifting theme of the summer season: color, light, and warmth. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. 92 Palm Dr., Camarillo. 437-8863.

CALIFORNIA STREET GALLERY 40 S. California St., Ventura. www.CaliforniaStreetGallery.com. 653-0321 or castgallery@sbcglobal.net.

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM General Admission $3. Gallery hours: Thurs. – Sat., 10 am – 5 pm, and Sun. 1 pm – 5 pm 424 South C St., Oxnard. 385-8157.

COASTAL ROASTING COMPANY GALLERY 546 E. Main St, Ventura. 648-1595.

CONEJO COFFEE ongoing display. Fine art giclee prints on canvas of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite, Ventura County Beaches, and Venice, Italy by Ventura County residents Mark and Holly Jansen. 2860 Camino Dos Rios, Newbury Park. 498-7420.

DIVA THE PASSION BOUTIQUE Free. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sundays noon-4pm. 265 South Laurel St, Ventura. www.diva passion.com. 653-5675.

DOWNTOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS Free. 519 S. C Street, Oxnard.

FOX FINE JEWELRY through July 9, “Favorite Places.” Rick Reason paints the local Ventura scene, and Judy McDonald displays her new work based on inspiration from a cabin near Independence, California. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:30-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10:30-10pm. 210 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800.

FREDERICK R. WEISMAN MUSEUM OF ART No admission fee. Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 506-4055.

GALLERY 33 451 Media Building, 1328 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura. 641-9303.

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY through July 8, “Anthology of Diversity: 2001 – 2007.” Sarah Calvin’s collection of local landscapes and landmarks, features giclée prints of her original oils, acrylics and watercolors. Gallery hours: Wednesday- Sunday 12pm-6pm. 1591 Spinnaker Dr , Suite 117C, Ventura. 644 – 2750.

HERZOG WINE Features a new series of diverse art work, including oils, watercolors, photography and digital art by local artists, is on display. 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. 983-1560.

HIGH STUDIO ART GALLERY through June 29, “Abstract Naturalists and Images of Women.” Group exhibit of paintings and sculptures. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. 11 East High Street, Moorpark. www.HighStudio.net. 523-7957.

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 Open daily 9am-9pm. 1208 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 642-5400.

J’s TAPAS Original renditions of local scenes in oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils and mixed media by Gerardo Segismundo. The artists unique style and extensive range can be viewed through his web site www.segismundoart.com. J’s Tapas, 208 E. Main St., Ventura. 794-5810.

JOHN NICHOLS GALLERY Wed.-Sat. noon-5pm. 916 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 525-7804.

JONATHAN’S AT PEIRANO’S 204 E Main St, Ventura. 805-648-4853

DINAN MAIN GALLERY Hours: Thursday-Sunday, noon-5pm, and by appointment. 205 N. Signal St, Ojai.

KWAN FONG GALLERY OF ART AND CULTURE Free. California Lutheran University. Call 493-3316 or go to www.thedistilleryla.com.

LOVE HOUSE GALLERY through July 31, “A Celebration of Moments: a Joyful Look at the Innocence of Life.” Over 30 watercolors by Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia (featured artist) as well as other works by Irena Jablonski, Debra Louise, Marlon Van Cott, Karen L. Brown, Diane Atturio and Gwenlyn Norton. 119 S. Figueroa St., Ventura. 641-0022.

MCNISH ART GALLERY Free. Oxnard College, Oxnard. 986-5800, ext. 1929.

MUSEUM QUALITY FRAMING 2120 E. Ponderosa, Camarillo, 389-9928.

NATHAN LARRAMENDY GALLERY through July 29, “Paradise Lost.” Featuring Kara Maria’s beautifully graphic and fleshy paintings that explore the politics of war and sex. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday-Tuesday by appointment only. 107 S.Signal St, Ojai. www.larramendygallery.com. 646-2750.

ODD ART New gallery and creativity exploration studio, which not only includes art but an array of arts and crafty projects to create your own Odd piece. Ojai. 540-5050.

OJAI ART CENTER 113 S. Montgomery St, Ojai. 646-0117.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM through July 29, “Made in Ojai V.” Featuring work by local artists. Hours: Thursday-Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. www.ojaistudio artists.com. 130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai.

OVERTON HALL Free. California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3316.

PLAZA ART GALLERY through July 8, Patssi Valdez. A selection of the artist’s watercolors on paper (gouaches), acrylics on canvas and one of a kind hand painted ceramics. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm. 329 North 5th Street, Oxnard. 486-6947.

RED BRICK GALLERY through June 18, “Liquid Motion.” A gathering of artists of all mediums whose work has been influenced by the fluidity of life and water. Closing reception Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm, with music by Phoenix and refreshments. Sangria Sundays every Sunday, 3-5pm. 328 E. Main St., Ventura. www.redbrickart.com. 643-6400.

SANTA BARBARA FRAME SHOP AND GALLERY 907 State St, Santa Barbara. 963-2332.

SANTA PAULA’S CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. $4 Adults, $3 Seniors, $1 Children. 933-0076.

SEA BREEZE ART through June 24, \”Regeneration.\” New works of art by Lynn LeTourneau. 255 S. Laurel St, Ventura. 643-3973.

SOILAND GALLERY HALL Free. Soiland Humanities Center, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3459.

STUDIO 84 WEST Thurs.-Sat., 6-8pm. 602 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-3812.

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS ART CENTER through June 30, Four Exhibitions: “Primal Visions,” paintings by Carole Milton, in the J. Handel Evans Gallery; “Celebrating 50 Years of Clay” by the Ventura County Potters’ Guild, and “Women Working, a Juried Exhibition” by Women Painters West, in the O’Keeffee Gallery; “60 Years of Engraving,” the work of Barbara Fumagalli, in the Gerd Koch Gallery; “Historic Archives of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild” in the Hallway Galleries. Cal State Channel Islands, Building 18, Ventura Street, Camarillo. www.studiochannelislands.org. 383-1368.

SCIART WEST Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm or by appointment. 519 S. C. St, Oxnard.

THE STUDIO GALLERY Exhibiting paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture by international and local contemporary artists. Daily, 10am-6pm. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 985-1546.

SULLIVAN GOSS 1266 Coast Village Rd, Montecito. 969-0220.

UPFRONT GALLERY 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 Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Thurs. 12-5pm; Sun. by appointment. 201 Bryant St. #12, Ojai. 657-2959.

VENTURA COLLEGE GALLERY Free. Hours vary; call 648-8974. Ventura College, Ventura.

VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE Gallery hours: Noon-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday. 1591 Spinnaker Drive , Suite 117C, Ventura. 644-2750.

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-4pm, and by appointment. 701 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 11, Ventura. 647-6641 or www.LeeHodgesArt.com.

VENTURA VISITORS CENTER Open daily. Ventura Visitors Center, 89 S. California St., Ventura.

YOUNG AT ART STUDIOS 330 N. Zachary, Suite 106, Moorpark. 529-6274.

ZOEY’S CAFÉ Sunday, June 10, 2007 Artist Fellowship Showcase. Performances by ten artists, working in the fields of literary and performing arts, will be presented in this fifth annual show. 451 E. Main St, Ventura. 677-3911.

Call for Art

BLACK & WHITE deadline June 18, 4-7pm; June 19, 9am-noon. The Artists’ Union Gallery invites work without hue or chromo, no tinge or tint. Think shadow and light. Show will run June 23-Juy 29. Call 402-3724.

PAINT A YELLOW CAB deadline Saturday, June 30. The Buenaventura Art Association, Caliluna Consulting and Yellow Cab invite all artists to enter the first Drivable Art campaign. Entries should depict the “real California experience in Ventura” and use vibrant colors. Winner receives $500, supplies needed to paint the cab and a bio inside the cab. Send photos of past work, resume/bio, paragraph describing vision and a sketch of your idea to 265 Bayview Ave., Ventura. 258-8622.

Museums

AGOURA HILLS LIBRARY (818) 889-2278.

CALIFORNIA OIL 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.

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.

DUDLEY HOUSE Free. Corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista, Ventura. 644-3286.

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.gullwingsmuse um4kids.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY AT THE OAKS through August, “Generations of Artists Interpret Nature’s Beauty.” Painting, sculpture and photography, featuring over 100 years of artwork. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12pm-8pm, Sunday, 11am-7pm. The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks. www.venturamuseum.org. 496-7460.

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 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.

SANTA PAULA’S CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Adults, $4, seniors, $3, children, $1. 1001 E. Main ST., Santa Paula. Call 933-0076.

VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM through July 30, “Nautica 2007.” Contemporary art, featuring sculpture, photographs, prints and paintings on a maritime theme by Ventura County’s most outstanding artists. 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 $1-$4; Hours: 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323.

Kids/Seniors

CHUMASH YOUTH PROGRAM June 18-22. These two one-week programs for 4th and 5th graders immerse children in traditional Chumash culture through stories, hands-on crafts and traditional skills, with time spent on exploring the museum’s collection of Chumash artifacts. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C St., Oxnard. 653-0323, ext. 14.

MUSEUM SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS The Museum of Ventura County currently accepts registration for their summer sessions of Chumash Youth and Art Start programs. Chumash Youth sessions are June 18-22 and June 25-29, and are for students entering fourth or fifth grade. Art Start sessions are July 9-13 for students in grades 3-5, and July 16-20 for students in 6-8 grades. Programs held 9am-noon. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 ext 23.

YOGA AND MUSIC TOGETHER Classes for parents and their children last from one day-nine weeks. Classes include Beginning Yoga, Mondays, 9:15- 10:15am; Yoga Levels 1 and 2, Tuesdays, 5-6 pm; and Gentle Movement, Tuesdays, 6:15-6:45pm. Music Together offered Mondays, 11:15am-noon, Tuesdays 10:30-11:15am, and Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:30pm. Call for complete schedule and fees. Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

SCRABBLE THURSDAY Every Thursday. They provide the game, dictionary and the place, you provide the brainpower. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

MATURE MINGLERS Thursday, 4:30pm. The Ventura Avenue Adult Center invites seniors to their weekly gathering. They meet on the third Thursday of every month. Reservations required. Fixed menu price for meal, soft drink, tax and tip. 71 Palm, Ventura. 648-3035.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BINGO Wednesdays, 5:30-9:30pm. The public, ages 21 and over, are invited to the weekly Wednesday Night Bingo at the Avenue Adult Center. Cash pay outs for winners. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

Family

FAMILY TIME Sunday, June 17, 1:30-3pm. Arts and crafts for the whole family. Free. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C St., Oxnard. 385-8157.

WHALE WATCHING Daily. Join both Island Packers and Channel Islands Sportfishing for daily excursions from Oxnard to view these magnificent mammals gracing the ocean as they migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel. Island Packers offers 3 ? hour non-landing trips through early April from 9am, 9:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm. $26 adults, $22 seniors 55 & up, and $17 children 12 and under. Trips are provided at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m, plus regular full-day excursions to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. Call for reservation. 382-1779. Visit online at www.islandpackers.com.

Pets

CANINE ADOPTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE Organization urgently needs foster homes for small to large puppies and dogs until they are adopted. Food, medical care, advice, and support are provided. Adoption Center located at 5 Points behind the Ventura Pet Barn, 3004 Telegraph Road. 652-1001. Visit online at www.carlvc.org.

Lectures/Seminars

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR VISITOR CENTER VOLUNTEERS Outgoing individuals are sought to field telephone calls, greet visitors, answer questions, give directions and provide general information about Channel Islands Harbor and the surrounding communities. Come share your knowledge while enjoying the view. 2741 S. Victoria Avenue, Ste. F, Fisherman\’s Wharf, Channel Islands Harbor. 985-4852.

Health

FREE RELAXATION & GUIDED IMAGERY CLASSES Fridays, noon-1pm. Paula Getty-Shearer, certified hypnotherapist, leads free weekly relaxation & guided imagery classes for cancer patients and their families. The Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 379-4777.

LAUGHTER CLUB Saturdays, 7:30-8:15am. Learn to laugh for no reason and receive the physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. Free. Camarillo Yoga Center, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 127, Camarillo. 484-8810.

TAI CHI-WU Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. Learn style for more energy and balance. Taught by certified teacher. $15. 101 N. Laurel Ave., Ventura.

MEDITATION WORKSHOP SERIES Wednesdays, 7-9pm, Jan-March. $40. Zanzilla Yoga, 2750 E. Main St., Ste. F, Ventura.

Classes/Workshops

CHANNEL ISLANDS CLIPPERS Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm. The group is looking for men who like to sing to join their Barbershop Chorus. Wilson Park Center, 350 N. C St., Oxnard. 650-9940.

YOGA AT BOULERDASH Mondays 7:30-9pm. Instructor Jennifer Mackie. $10 557-1300.

WU STYLE SHORT FORM TAI CHI Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. Scott Nordeng continues his seven week class. $15 per class. Church of Religious Science, 101 Laurel Ave., Ventura. 659-2113.

CAPOEIRA IN OXNARD Tuesdays 6pm (for kids) and 7pm (youth/adults), Fridays 5pm (kids) and 6pm (youth/adults). Come experience an art born over 500 years ago in Brazil, created by African Slaves as a way to combat oppression and battle for freedom. It includes elements of martial arts, music, drumming, dance and break dancing. Free. Cultural Arts Center, 937 W. 5th St, Oxnard. www.capoeirabatuque.org

DJEMBE CLASS Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. All-level weekly class with instructor Budhi Harlow. $60 month, $17 per class. Pulse Drumming Studio, 2434 E. Main St., Ventura.

IMPROV CLASSES The Livery Theatre, home to Ventura TheatreSports, offers classes in comedy improv for youth, teens and adults. First class is always free. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701. Online at www.venturaimprov.com.

Literature/Poetry

ARTIST UNION GALLERY Every Tuesday, 7:30pm. Poetry and open mic. 330 S. California St., Ventura. 643-3012.

CRAZY\’S OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 7pm. Every Tuesday at the Coastal Roasting Fireplace Company across the street from the movie theatre. All ages. 546 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-1595.

ARTIST UNION GALLERY Every Tuesday, 7:30pm. Poetry and open mic. 330 S. California St., Ventura. 643-3012.

CRAZY\’S OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 7pm. Every Tuesday at the Coastal Roasting Fireplace Company across the street from the movie theatre. All ages. 546 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-1595.

OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 7:30 pm. Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 S. California St., Ventura, 320-3524.

ZOEYS FORUM Every Wednesday, 4pm. A civilized forum where you can express your opinion on many topics, hear new ideas, and come to your own conclusions. Participation is voluntary but encouraged. Everyone welcome. Zoeys Café, 451 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1137.

OPEN MIC Wednesdays (except the first of the month), 7:30 pm Hosted by Miss Marissa. Kava Dume, 5653 Kana Rd., Agoura, (818) 865-8602.

POEMCRAFTERS GUILD for more info, send your bio and a sample of work to 807 Camino Concordia, Camarillo, 93010. 491-3242.

Farmers’ Markets

CERTIFIED MARKET- VENTURA Wednesdays, 9am-1pm, Pacific View Mall West Parking Lot, Ventura. 529-6266.

CERTIFIED MARKET- DOWNTOWN VENTURA Saturdays, 8:30am-12pm. Corner of Santa Clara & Palm, Ventura. 529-6266.

CERTIFIED MARKET- SANTA CLARITA Sundays, 8:30am-12pm. College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8, Santa Clarita. 529-6266.

Stepping Out

WEST COAST SWING Tuesdays, 7pm. Poinsettia Swing Dance club hosts their weekly dance and lessons. Under 21 welcome. 7pm: beginning West Coast swing lesson; 8pm: intermediate lesson; 8:30-10:30pm: West Coast Swing Dancing. $10 before 8pm, $6 after 8pm. House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave., Ste. E Ventura. 643-0788.

Shows/Markets

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Saturday, June 16, 10am-4pm, “Made in Ojai V.” The annual Ojai Studio Artists spring exhibition will host a special one-day sale featuring works by 13 of the group\’s members. Ojai Valley Museum garden, 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 524-6970.

THOUSAND OAKS FARMERS MARKET Every Thursday. During extensive renovation at the Thousand Oaks Shopping Center, the weekly Farmers Market moves to the parking lot of the former City Hall building, up the hill from the shopping center. The market shares a parking lot with the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The Arts Council and the National Park Service Visitors Center.

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm. The two story adobe hacienda on the park grounds, built by Don Raymundo Olivas in 1847, features furnishings from the early California rancho period. Docents in period costumes offer tours. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. 658-4728.

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR FARMER\’S AND FISHERMAN’S MARKET Every Sunday, 10am-2pm. Over 35 farmers sell locally grown fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. B-B-Q, baked goods, kid\’s corner, arts and crafts, plus live music and entertainment. 3350 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor. 643-6458.

Clubs/Groups

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S COUNCIL BRUNCH Saturday, June 16, 9:30-11:30am. Program will feature Dr. Rochelle Sechooler and her presentation, “The Psychology of Political Persuasion.” $25. Boccaccio’s Ristorante, 32123 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village. 497-1003.

RED HAT SOCIETY Chapter forming for women 50 and over who just wanna have fun. Group gathers once a month for various adventures to form friendships thru laughter. 659-3323.

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY The society holds weekly field trips. Call for current schedule and hikes. 640-0779.

CAMARILLO NOONTIME OPTIMIST CLUB Mondays, noon. The club meets every Monday at Round Table Pizza, Arneill Rd. Guest Speaker: Jim Decker-Mahin, Methodist Minister, who discusses how he overcame a severe vision handicap.

GOOD GRIEF GROUP Mondays, 10:30am. Group open to all persons in need of spiritual uplifting. If you need to cry and unload, come to the Camarillo Hospice and share uplifting quotes, jokes, and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP Mondays. A group to help build alliances, support and coping skills. Singles and couples welcome. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext. 108.

SIMPLICITY CIRCLES: LIVING SIMPLY WITH CHILDREN DISCUSSION GROUP Mondays, 7-8pm. Learn how we can live our values, reconnect what we believe and our daily choices, and teach our children by example. Free. Mother’s Guild, 2040 E. Main St., Ste. D, Ventura. 667-2115.

CHANNEL ISLANDS CLIPPERS Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm. The group is looking for men who like to sing to join their Barbershop Chorus. Wilson Park Center, 350 N. C St., Oxnard. 650-9940.

DEPRESSION AND HEALING SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays. A group to aid healing, overcome shame and guilt and increase self esteem. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext 108.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, 4-6pm. Create friendship, courage, personal growth and healing. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

CONEJO SKI & SPORTS CLUB 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 8pm-9pm. This year-round social club welcomes active adults to meet, develop friendships and share outdoor and social functions. This is the largest club of its kind in Southern California and it strives to provide a healthy forum where members can share new experiences at affordable prices. Palm Garden Hotel, Newbury Park.

THERAPIST SUPPORT GROUP Wednesdays This is a group for therapists and interns to help each other with self care and other specific issues. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext 108.

ONE AGAIN Support and social group for widowed, divorced or separated individuals. Wednesdays, 7:30pm, Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura; Thursdays, 7:30pm, Westlake Village Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. $4 non-members. 445-4526.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Ventura County Jewish Family Services hosts this support group for women experiencing changes or difficulties in their lives. Meets weekly. 1915 E. Main St., Ventura. 641-6565.

PING PONG Thursdays, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Open play. Rec. Center, Park Road, Ojai. Call 646-8162 for more information.

12-STEP SURVIVORS OF INCEST ANONYMOUS Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. New group for men and women who experiences childhood sexual abuse. 133 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 893-3322.

LESBIAN AND GAY SUPPORT GROUP Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Singles and couples welcome. Cope with hostilities and concerns in the workplace, society, community and family. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

RELATIONSHIPS, EMOTIONS & PURPOSE SUPPORT GROUP Thursdays. A group for personal and spiritual growth and coping with grief, loss and depression. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext 108.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings daily in the Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara areas. (888) 702-0202. Visit online at www.oa-ci.org.

AAUW Coffee & Chats First Saturday of the month, 9 to 11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome. Side Street Café, 996 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. 495-9669.

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NATHAN LARRAMENDY GALLERY June 9-July 29, “Paradise Lost.” Featuring Kara Maria’s beautifully graphic and fleshy paintings that explore the politics of war and sex. Reception Saturday, June 9, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m. -6 p.m., Monday-Tuesday by appointment only. 107 S.Signal St, Ojai. www.larramendygallery.com. 646-2750.

BOOMER TOWN: JOHN SLADE IN CONCERT June 7, 7 p.m. Singer/songwriter and Renaissance man Slade gives a concert for Baby Boomers and Boomer’s babies, with piano-driven songs and snappy lyrics. $18 adults, $15 students, $12 children. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. 7th St., Santa Paula. 525-4645.

61st OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL June 7-10. The festival continues its unparalleled music legacy of innovative and adventurous programming. This season welcomes pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard as music director with an exciting, enchanting lineup, including Stravinsky, Sciarrino, Ligeti, Bach and Schumann. Libbey Bowl, Ojai. www.ojaifestival.org. 646-2094.

Special Events

VENTURA CHANNEL CHALLENGE Saturday, June 9, 8:30am-3pm. Hokula Outrigger Canoe Team, Ventura’s Hawaiian-inspired, competitive canoe club, will host races. The public is invited to attend the day-long event, which includes more than 20 outrigger teams from throughout the Southwest and Hawaii. Spinnaker Drive Beach, Ventura Harbor. www.hokuloa outrigger.com. 340-7824.

MARTINI MADNESS FUND-RAISER Sunday, June 10, 3-6pm. The Elite Theatre Company hosts its third annual fund-raiser. The evening features live piano music, gourmet hors d\’oeuvres and two fancy martinis. Proceeds from the Martini Madness event help offset the production costs of shows, set construction, costumes, props and royalties. $50. Courtyard by Marriott, 600 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. 483-5118.

Performances

NEWBURY PARK HIGH CHORAL CONCERT Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8, 7pm. Classic and contemporary music, featuring a wide variety of choral and solo numbers. $7 donation. Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Rd, Newbury Park. 383-7215.

Theater

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Fridays-Saturdays, 8pm, and Sundays, 2pm, through June 17. The High Street Arts Center in Moorpark present Neil Simon’s comedy starring Ron Rezac, Amy Jennings, Dawn Meyer, and Vivien Latham. Directed by George Kralemann. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $8 children 12 and under. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. 529-8700. Visit online at www.highstreet artscenter.com.

HAIR Friday-Saturday, 8pm, and Sundays, 2pm, through July 8. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents the Fortieth Anniversary of the 60\’s Rock Musical. It is the dawning of The Age of Aquarius. The tribe is rebelling. American youth are screaming out against The Establishment, Vietnam, segregation and sexual rigidity. HAIR, part pop, part rock, part nostalgia and total visual delight. Recommended for audiences 15 and older. $20 adults, $16 seniors/students. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900.

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD June 7-July 1. The Rubicon presents the story of James Leeds, a teacher at the New England School for the Deaf, becomes involved with the fiery, fiercely independent Sarah, an intelligent and strong-minded former student who now works at the school as a maid. James encourages her to set aside her life of isolation by learning to lip read, but she is determined to live life on her own terms. Will they be able to transcend their differences? 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 667-2900.

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL June 8-July 15, 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday. The Elite Theatre Company presents a musical farce about young, murderous starlets, stage mothers and the quest to play Pippi Longstocking. This musical spoofs everything from “All About Eve” to “Gypsy” to “The Bad Seed.” $15-20. 730 S. B St., Oxnard. 483-5118.

Art

ACCOLADES GALLERY Hours: 12-5pm Thurs-Sun, 12-4pm Mon & by appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 451 E. Main St, #9, Ventura. 648-4080.

ALBINGER MUSEUM Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm. 113 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-5823.

ALLEGORY 1076 E. Front St., Ventura. www.allegoryfinearts.com. 643.7511.

ARCHITEXTURE New local salon features artists Claudia Craig and Luke Burleson. 25 S. Ventura Ave, Ventura. 506-0669.

AROUND THE CORNER GALLERY 7 days a week, 11am-5pm. 105 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 640-8844.

ARIA SALON & DAY SPA Hours: Tue.-Sat., 9 am-6 pm, Sun.-Mon. by appointment. 307 E. Matilija St. Suite C, Ojai, 646-5006/646-1300. 2310127

ART FIRST! CENTER FOR THE ARTS The new home base and showplace for Ventura County’s professional artists. Home to Allegory Fine Arts Gallery. Lectures and seminars to come. 1076 E. Front Street, Ventura

ARTIST’S UNION GALLERY through June 17, “La Crème des Artistes.” An open theme show in which our members exhibit their most recent artwork. Gallery hours: Thursdays and Sundays, 12pm-6pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12pm-9pm. 330 S. California St, Ventura. www.venturaartists union.org. 643-3012.

ARTZWORKS.COM GALLERY GRAND OPENING GALA “American Icon.” An exhibit featuring canvases made from rescued American flags by owner-artist David Schwartz. 540 Main St., Ventura. 984-2816.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm. www.beatricewood.com. 646-3381.

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 GALLERY through June 23, “Voyeurs in My Garden.” Nora Yukon’s fanciful wall hangings and quilts. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 11am–5 pm. 700 E Santa Clara St, Ventura.

CAFÉ ON A 438 South A St., Oxnard. 487-8170.

CAFÉ ZACK Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9pm; Friday, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, 5:30-9:30pm. 11:30am-2pm. 1095 Thompson Boulevard, Ventura. 643-9445.

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN through Aug. 13, “Art by Christopher Marshall.” Featuring paintings by the artist. Free. Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, Soiland Humanities Center, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3459. 

CAMARILLO ART CENTER through June 10, “Artistic Quintent.” Five artists from the studio of Phyllis Doyon will exhibit. Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm. 3150 Ponderosa Dr., Camarillo. 445-7061.

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 2pm-3pm, or by appointment. Building #18, Ventura St, Cal State University Channel Islands, Camarillo.www.studiochannelislands.org. 383-1368.

CSUCI through June 7, “New Perspectives. An exhibition of faculty art. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. 92 Palm Dr., Camarillo. 437-8863.

CALIFORNIA STREET GALLERY 40 S. California St., Ventura. www.California StreetGallery.com. 653-0321 or cast gallery@sbcglobal.net.

CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM General Admission $3. Gallery hours: Thurs. – Sat., 10 am – 5 pm, and Sun. 1 pm – 5 pm 424 South C St., Oxnard. 385-8157.

COASTAL ROASTING COMPANY GALLERY 546 E. Main St, Ventura. 648-1595.

CONEJO COFFEE ongoing display. Fine art giclee prints on canvas of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite, Ventura County Beaches, and Venice, Italy by Ventura County residents Mark and Holly Jansen. 2860 Camino Dos Rios, Newbury Park. 498-7420.

DIVA THE PASSION BOUTIQUE Free. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sundays noon-4pm. 265 South Laurel St, Ventura. www.divapassion.com. 653-5675.

DOWNTOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS Free. 519 S. C Street, Oxnard.

FOX FINE JEWELRY through July 9, “Favorite Places.” Rick Reason paints the local Ventura scene, and Judy McDonald displays her new work based on inspiration from a cabin near Independence, California. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:30-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10:30-10pm. 210 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800.

FREDERICK R. WEISMAN MUSEUM OF ART No admission fee. Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 506-4055.

GALLERY 33 451 Media Building, 1328 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura. 641-9303.

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY Gallery hours: Wednesday- Sunday 12pm-6pm. 1591 Spinnaker Dr , Suite 117C, Ventura. 644-2750.

HERZOG WINE Features a new series of diverse art work, including oils, watercolors, photography and digital art by local artists, is on display. 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. 983-1560.

HIGH STUDIO ART GALLERY through June 29, “Abstract Naturalists and Images of Women.” Group exhibit of paintings and sculptures. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm. 11 East High Street, Moorpark. www.HighStudio.net. 523-7957.

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 Open daily 9am-9pm. 1208 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 642-5400.

J’s TAPAS Original renditions of local scenes in oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils and mixed media by Gerardo Segismundo. The artists unique style and extensive range can be viewed through his web site www.segismundoart.com. J’s Tapas, 208 E. Main St., Ventura. 794-5810.

JOHN NICHOLS GALLERY Wed.-Sat. noon-5pm. 916 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 525-7804.

JONATHAN’S AT PEIRANO’S 204 E Main St, Ventura. 805-648-4853

DINAN MAIN GALLERY Hours: Thursday-Sunday, noon-5pm, and by appointment. 205 N. Signal St, Ojai.

KWAN FONG GALLERY OF ART AND CULTURE Free. California Lutheran University. Call 493-3316 or go to www.thedistilleryla.com.

LOVE HOUSE GALLERY through July 31, “A Celebration of Moments: a Joyful Look at the Innocence of Life.” Over 30 watercolors by Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia (featured artist) as well as other works by Irena Jablonski, Debra Louise, Marlon Van Cott, Karen L. Brown, Diane Atturio and Gwenlyn Norton. 119 S. Figueroa St., Ventura. 641-0022.

MCNISH ART GALLERY Free. Oxnard College, Oxnard. 986-5800, ext. 1929.

MUSEUM QUALITY FRAMING 2120 E. Ponderosa, Camarillo, 389-9928.

ODD ART New gallery and creativity exploration studio, which not only includes art but an array of arts and crafty projects to create your own Odd piece.  Ojai. 540-5050.

OJAI ART CENTER 113 S. Montgomery St, Ojai. 646-0117.

OJAI VALLEY 646-2094, ext. 104.

OVERTON HALL Free. California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3316.

PLAZA ART GALLERY through July 8, Patssi Valdez. A selection of the artist’s watercolors on paper (gouaches), acrylics on canvas and one of a kind hand painted ceramics. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm. 329 North 5th Street, Oxnard. 486-6947.

RED BRICK GALLERY through June 18, “Liquid Motion.” A gathering of artists of all mediums whose work has been influenced by the fluidity of life and water. 328 E. Main St., Ventura. www.red brickart.com. 643-6400.

SANTA BARBARA FRAME SHOP AND GALLERY 907 State St, Santa Barbara. 963-2332.

SANTA PAULA’S CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. $4 Adults, $3 Seniors, $1 Children. 933-0076.

SEA BREEZE ART through June 24, \”Regeneration.\” New works of art by Lynn LeTourneau. 255 S. Laurel St, Ventura. 643-3973.

SOILAND GALLERY HALL Free. Soiland Humanities Center, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. 493-3459.

STUDIO 84 WEST Thurs.-Sat., 6-8pm. 602 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-3812.

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS ART CENTER through June 30, Four Exhibitions: “Primal Visions,” paintings by Carole Milton, in the J. Handel Evans Gallery; “Celebrating 50 Years of Clay” by the Ventura County Potters’ Guild, and “Women Working, a Juried Exhibition” by Women Painters West, in the O’Keeffee Gallery; “60 Years of Engraving,” the work of Barbara Fumagalli, in the Gerd Koch Gallery; “Historic Archives of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild” in the Hallway Galleries. Cal State Channel Islands, Building 18, Ventura Street, Camarillo. www.studio channelislands.org. 383-1368.

SCIART WEST Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm or by appointment. 519 S. C. St, Oxnard.

THE STUDIO GALLERY Exhibiting paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture by international and local contemporary artists. Daily, 10am-6pm. 2741 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 985-1546.

SULLIVAN GOSS 1266 Coast Village Rd, Montecito. 969-0220.

UPFRONT GALLERY 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 Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Thurs. 12-5pm; Sun. by appointment. 201 Bryant St. #12, Ojai. 657-2959.

VENTURA COLLEGE GALLERY Free. Hours vary; call 648-8974. Ventura College, Ventura.

VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE Gallery hours: Noon-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday. 1591 Spinnaker Drive , Suite 117C, Ventura. 644-2750.

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-4pm, and by appointment. 701 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 11, Ventura. 647-6641 or www.LeeHodges Art.com.

VENTURA VISITORS CENTER Open daily. Ventura Visitors Center, 89 S. California St., Ventura.

YOUNG AT ART STUDIOS 330 N. Zachary, Suite 106, Moorpark. 529-6274.

ZOEY’S CAFÉ Sunday, June 10, 2007 Artist Fellowship Showcase. Performances by ten artists, working in the fields of literary and performing arts, will be presented in this fifth annual show. 451 E. Main St, Ventura. 677-3911.

Call for Art

INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBIT Ventura County artists and photographers are invited to submit art about agriculture for possible inclusion in an art exhibit as part of the AG Classic 2007, “Ventura County’s Premier Agriculture Showcase” at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Artists should submit up to 3 pieces of art. All art will be for sale. Delivery and pickup dates TBA. The exhibit will take place in the Professional Arts Building at the fairgrounds on Saturday, April 28 from 10 to 4:30 and on Sunday, April 29 from 11 to 3:30. For more information contact John Nichols at 525-7804.

BLACK & WHITE deadline June 18, 4-7pm; June 19, 9am-noon. The Artists’ Union Gallery invites work without hue or chromo, no tinge or tint. Think shadow and light. Show will run June 23-Juy 29. Call 402-3724.

PAINT A YELLOW CAB deadline Saturday, June 30. The Buenaventura Art Association, Caliluna Consulting and Yellow Cab invite all artists to enter the first Drivable Art campaign. Entries should depict the “real California experience in Ventura” and use vibrant colors. Winner receives $500, supplies needed to paint the cab and a bio inside the cab. Send photos of past work, resume/bio, paragraph describing vision and a sketch of your idea to 265 Bayview Ave., Ventura. 258-8622.

Museums

AGOURA HILLS LIBRARY (818) 889-2278.

CALIFORNIA OIL 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.

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.

DUDLEY HOUSE Free. Corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista, Ventura. 644-3286.

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.gullwingsmuse um4kids.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY AT THE OAKS through August, “Generations of Artists Interpret Nature’s Beauty.” Painting, sculpture and photography, featuring over 100 years of artwork. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12pm-8pm, Sunday, 11am-7pm. The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks. www.venturamuse um.org. 496-7460.

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 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.

SANTA PAULA’S CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Adults, $4, seniors, $3, children, $1. 1001 E. Main ST., Santa Paula. Call 933-0076.

VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM through July 30, “Nautica 2007.” Contemporary art, featuring sculpture, photographs, prints and paintings on a maritime theme by Ventura County’s most outstanding artists. 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 through June 10, “The Unconventional Beatrice Wood.” An exhibit of artwork by Wood, including paintings, drawings, and acclaimed luster glaze ceramics by the beloved and unconventional artist. Also, through April 29, “Four Faces of Eve: Women & Power,” the latest exhibition of George Stuart Historical Figures, featuring the likes of the Marquise de Pompadour, Katherine of Aragon, Empress Dowager Tzu-His, Florence Nightingale… Also: through June 10, “Horace Bristol Photographs.” Compelling portraits of migrant refugees record the human toll of the Dust Bowl disaster during the Great Depression. $1-$4; Hours: 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323.

Kids/Seniors

MUSEUM SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS The Museum of Ventura County currently accepts registration for their summer sessions of Chumash Youth and Art Start programs. Chumash Youth sessions are June 18-22 and June 25-29, and are for students entering fourth or fifth grade. Art Start sessions are July 9-13 for students in grades 3-5, and July 16-20 for students in 6-8 grades. Programs held 9am-noon. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 ext 23.

YOGA AND MUSIC TOGETHER Classes for parents and their children last from one day-nine weeks. Classes include Beginning Yoga, Mondays, 9:15- 10:15am; Yoga Levels 1 and 2, Tuesdays, 5-6 pm; and Gentle Movement, Tuesdays, 6:15-6:45pm. Music Together offered Mondays, 11:15am-noon, Tuesdays 10:30-11:15am, and Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:30pm. Music Together classes are for children, newborn-kindergarten, and the adults who love them. Other classes include: Rhythm-the Beat of Life, Drumming Basics, Music Fundamentals, and Beginning Beading. Call for complete schedule and fees. Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

SCRABBLE THURSDAY Every Thursday. They provide the game, dictionary and the place, you provide the brainpower. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

MATURE MINGLERS Thursday, 4:30pm. The Ventura Avenue Adult Center invites seniors to their weekly gathering. They meet on the third Thursday of every month. Reservations required. Fixed menu price for meal, soft drink, tax and tip. 71 Palm, Ventura. 648-3035.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BINGO Wednesdays, 5:30-9:30pm. The public, ages 21 and over, are invited to the weekly Wednesday Night Bingo at the Avenue Adult Center. Cash pay outs for winners. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

Family

WHALE WATCHING Daily. Join both Island Packers and Channel Islands Sportfishing for daily excursions from Oxnard to view these magnificent mammals gracing the ocean as they migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel. Island Packers offers 3 ? hour non-landing trips through early April from 9am, 9:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm. $26 adults, $22 seniors 55 & up, and $17 children 12 and under. Trips are provided at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m, plus regular full-day excursions to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. Call for reservation. 382-1779. Visit online at www.islandpackers.com.

Pets

CANINE ADOPTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE Organization urgently needs foster homes for small to large puppies and dogs until they are adopted. Food, medical care, advice, and support are provided. Adoption Center located at 5 Points behind the Ventura Pet Barn, 3004 Telegraph Road. 652-1001. Visit online at www.carlvc.org.

Lectures/Seminars

MEETING FOR CHANNEL ISLANDS Monday, June 11, 7:30pm. The first meeting of the group exploring formation of the proposed City of Channel Islands Beach. Open to the general public and intended to provide information about the cityhood proposal and solicit interested volunteers for the steering committee. Casa Sirena Hotel, 3605 Peninsula Road, Oxnard. (800)447-3529

SEMINAL THINKERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Mondays, 7pm, through June 11. Four-week class on four significant thinkers of the 19th Century: Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Georg Wilhelm Hegel of Germany, and Soren Kierkegaard of Denmark. Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR VISITOR CENTER VOLUNTEERS Outgoing individuals are sought to field telephone calls, greet visitors, answer questions, give directions and provide general information about Channel Islands Harbor and the surrounding communities. Come share your knowledge while enjoying the view. 2741 S. Victoria Avenue, Ste. F, Fisherman\’s Wharf, Channel Islands Harbor. 985-4852.

Health

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FAIR Saturday, June 9, 9am-3pm. The Academy of Somatics & Massage will host an event featuring Swedish massage, Thai massage and cranial sacral therapy demos, as well as chair massages and reflexology treatments. Free. 2323 Roosevelt Blvd, Silverstrand Beach, Oxnard. 382-0506.

FREE RELAXATION & GUIDED IMAGERY CLASSES Fridays, noon-1pm. Paula Getty-Shearer, certified hypnotherapist, leads free weekly relaxation & guided imagery classes for cancer patients and their families. The Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 379-4777.

LAUGHTER CLUB Saturdays, 7:30-8:15am. Learn to laugh for no reason and receive the physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. Free. Camarillo Yoga Center, 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 127, Camarillo. 484-8810.

TAI CHI-WU Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. Learn style for more energy and balance. Taught by certified teacher. $15. 101 N. Laurel Ave., Ventura.

MEDITATION WORKSHOP SERIES Wednesdays, 7-9pm, Jan-March. $40. Zanzilla Yoga, 2750 E. Main St., Ste. F, Ventura.

Classes/Workshops

CHANNEL ISLANDS CLIPPERS Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm. The group is looking for men who like to sing to join their Barbershop Chorus. Wilson Park Center, 350 N. C St., Oxnard. 650-9940.

YOGA AT BOULERDASH Mondays 7:30-9pm. Instructor Jennifer Mackie. $10 557-1300.

WU STYLE SHORT FORM TAI CHI Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. Scott Nordeng continues his seven week class. $15 per class. Church of Religious Science, 101 Laurel Ave., Ventura. 659-2113.

CAPOEIRA IN OXNARD Tuesdays 6pm (for kids) and 7pm (youth/adults), Fridays 5pm (kids) and 6pm (youth/adults). Come experience an art born over 500 years ago in Brazil, created by African Slaves as a way to combat oppression and battle for freedom. It includes elements of martial arts, music, drumming, dance and break dancing. It is a strong part of Latino and African tradition and culture. Capoeira is physically, emotionally, and spiritually beneficial for all people of any age and ability. Free. Cultural Arts Center, 937 W. 5th St, Oxnard. www.capoeira batuque.org

DJEMBE CLASS Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. All-level weekly class with instructor Budhi Harlow. $60 month, $17 per class. Pulse Drumming Studio, 2434 E. Main St., Ventura.

IMPROV CLASSES The Livery Theatre, home to Ventura TheatreSports, offers classes in comedy improv for youth, teens and adults. First class is always free. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701. Online at www.venturaimprov.com.

Literature/Poetry

ARTIST UNION GALLERY Every Tuesday, 7:30pm. Poetry and open mic. 330 S. California St., Ventura. 643-3012.

CRAZY\’S OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 7pm. Every Tuesday at the Coastal Roasting Fireplace Company across the street from the movie theatre. All ages. 546 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-1595.

ARTIST UNION GALLERY Every Tuesday, 7:30pm. Poetry and open mic. 330 S. California St., Ventura. 643-3012.

CRAZY\’S OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 7pm. Every Tuesday at the Coastal Roasting Fireplace Company across the street from the movie theatre. All ages. 546 E. Main St., Ventura. 648-1595.

OPEN MIC Tuesdays, 7:30 pm. Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 S. California St., Ventura, 320-3524.

ZOEYS FORUM Every Wednesday, 4pm. A civilized forum where you can express your opinion on many topics, hear new ideas, and come to your own conclusions. Participation is voluntary but encouraged. Everyone welcome. Zoeys Café, 451 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1137.

OPEN MIC Wednesdays (except the first of the month), 7:30 pm Hosted by Miss Marissa. Kava Dume, 5653 Kana Rd., Agoura, (818) 865-8602.

MONTHLY WRITING GROUP 2nd Wed of each month,7pm.  For serious writers. Stories and chapters read and reviewed in advance, discussed at the meeting. Constructive feedback, suggestions on how work might be improved, support for each other as writers. Please send name, what you\’re reading, what you\’re writing,  and  your email address to vcwordcraft@yahoo.com.

POETRY WORKSHOP Every second and fourth Wednesday. Barnes and Noble, Ventura.

OUTLAW POETS OPEN WORD First Friday of the month, 7pm. Bart\’s Books, 302 W. Matilija, Ojai. 646-3755.

LATTE 101 First Saturday of every month, 8pm. Open mic with music. Hosted by Nurse Bob. 5722 Telegraph Rd., Ventura.

BELL ARTS FACTORY last Saturday of the month, 7:30pm. Open Mic. This Saturday: Robert Peake, host.

POEMCRAFTERS GUILD for more info, send your bio and a sample of work to 807 Camino Concordia, Camarillo, 93010. 491-3242.

Farmers’ Markets

CERTIFIED MARKET- VENTURA Wednesdays, 9am-1pm, Pacific View Mall West Parking Lot, Ventura. 529-6266.

CERTIFIED MARKET- DOWNTOWN VENTURA Saturdays, 8:30am-12pm. Corner of Santa Clara & Palm, Ventura. 529-6266.

CERTIFIED MARKET- SANTA CLARITA Sundays, 8:30am-12pm. College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8, Santa Clarita. 529-6266.

Stepping Out

DANCE JAM VENTURA Saturday, June 9, 7:30-10:30pm. A space for people to dance barefoot, with or without partners, in a free-style manner to a lively variety of danceable music. Smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free environment, family friend and conducive to free expression without judgment. $6 adults, $1 youth 16 and under. 3026 Telegraph Rd, Ventura. www.waywebby.com/dancejam. 650-7112.

WEST COAST SWING Tuesdays, 7pm. Poinsettia Swing Dance club hosts their weekly dance and lessons. Under 21 welcome. 7pm: beginning West Coast swing lesson; 8pm: intermediate lesson; 8:30-10:30pm: West Coast Swing Dancing. $10 before 8pm, $6 after 8pm. House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave., Ste. E Ventura. 643-0788.

Shows/Markets

THOUSAND OAKS FARMERS MARKET Every Thursday. During extensive renovation at the Thousand Oaks Shopping Center, the weekly Farmers Market moves to the parking lot of the former City Hall building, up the hill from the shopping center. The market shares a parking lot with the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The Arts Council and the National Park Service Visitors Center.

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm. The two story adobe hacienda on the park grounds, built by Don Raymundo Olivas in 1847, features furnishings from the early California rancho period. Docents in period costumes offer tours. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. 658-4728.

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR FARMER\’S AND FISHERMAN’S MARKET Every Sunday, 10am-2pm. Over 35 farmers sell locally grown fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. B-B-Q, baked goods, kid\’s corner, arts and crafts, plus live music and entertainment. 3350 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor. 643-6458.

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK Saturdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm. The two story adobe hacienda on the park grounds, built by Don Raymundo Olivas in 1847, features furnishings from the early California rancho period. Docents in period costumes offer tours. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. 658-4728.

Clubs/Groups

DEMS TO MEET Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm. Featuring Emily Gold, field director for Senator Sheila Kuehl, will give the details of SB840, the single payer health initiative; Public invited to attend. Newbury Park Library, Newbury Park. (818) 889-1039.

GOOD CLUB FORUM Wednesday, June 13, 7pm. Regarding “Traffic problems and congestion in Oxnard – what can be done?” featuring Mayor Tom Holden of Oxnard. Cafe on A Art Gallery 438 S. A Street, Oxnard.

RED HAT SOCIETY Chapter forming for women 50 and over who just wanna have fun. Group gathers once a month for various adventures to form friendships thru laughter. 659-3323.

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY The society holds weekly field trips. Call for current schedule and hikes. 640-0779.

CAMARILLO NOONTIME OPTIMIST CLUB Mondays, noon. The club meets every Monday at Round Table Pizza, Arneill Rd. Guest Speaker: Jim Decker-Mahin, Methodist Minister, who discusses how he overcame a severe vision handicap.

GOOD GRIEF GROUP Mondays, 10:30am. Group open to all persons in need of spiritual uplifting. If you need to cry and unload, come to the Camarillo Hospice and share uplifting quotes, jokes, and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP Mondays. A group to help build alliances, support and coping skills. Singles and couples welcome. Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext. 108.

SIMPLICITY CIRCLES: LIVING SIMPLY WITH CHILDREN DISCUSSION GROUP Mondays, 7-8pm. Learn how we can live our values, reconnect what we believe and our daily choices, and teach our children by example. Free. Mother’s Guild, 2040 E. Main St., Ste. D, Ventura. 667-2115.

CHANNEL ISLANDS CLIPPERS Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm. The group is looking for men who like to sing to join their Barbershop Chorus. Wilson Park Center, 350 N. C St., Oxnard. 650-9940.

DEPRESSION AND HEALING SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays. A group to aid healing, overcome shame and guilt and increase self esteem.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance.. 339-6344 ext 108.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, 4-6pm. Create friendship, courage, personal growth and healing. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

MONTHLY WRITING GROUP 2nd Wed of each month, 7pm. For serious writers. Stories and chapters read and reviewed in advance, discussed at the meeting. Constructive feedback, suggestions on how work might be improved, support for each other as writers. Please send name, what you\’re reading, what you\’re writing, and your email address to vcwordcraft@yahoo.com.

CONEJO SKI & SPORTS CLUB 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 8pm-9pm. This year-round social club welcomes active adults to meet, develop friendships and share outdoor and social functions. This is the largest club of its kind in Southern California and it strives to provide a healthy forum where members can share new experiences at affordable prices. Palm Garden Hotel, Newbury Park.

THERAPIST SUPPORT GROUP Wednesdays This is a group for therapists and interns to help each other with self care and other specific issues.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344 ext 108.

ONE AGAIN Support and social group for widowed, divorced or separated individuals. Wednesdays, 7:30pm, Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura; Thursdays, 7:30pm, Westlake Village Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. $4 non-members. 445-4526.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Ventura County Jewish Family Services hosts this support group for women experiencing changes or difficulties in their lives. Meets weekly. 1915 E. Main St., Ventura. 641-6565.

PING PONG Thursdays, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Open play. Rec. Center, Park Road, Ojai. Call 646-8162 for more information.

12-STEP SURVIVORS OF INCEST ANONYMOUS Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. New group for men and women who experiences childhood sexual abuse. 133 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 893-3322.

LESBIAN AND GAY SUPPORT GROUP Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Singles and couples welcome. Cope with hostilities and concerns in the workplace, society, community and family. Morbrook Institute, Camarillo. 484-7867, ext. 44.

39+ GAY MEN\’S SOCIAL GROUP Third Thursday or Each Month, 7:30pm. Come Join Us! We meet the third Thursday each month at the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance to plan events and outings.

RELATIONSHIPS, EMOTIONS & PURPOSE SUPPORT GROUP Thursdays. A group for personal and spiritual growth and coping with grief, loss and depression.  Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. 339-6344  ext 108.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings daily in the Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara areas. (888) 702-0202. Visit online at www.oa-ci.org.

AAUW Coffee & Chats First Saturday of the month, 9 to 11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome. Side Street Café, 996 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. 495-9669.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. WEEKLY SOUND BATH – THOUSAND OAKS

    June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. The Longest Day – Poker Night Benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association!

    June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  3. The Elite Theatre Company Presents: VANITIES

    June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  4. Surfcat Cafe & Adoptions – Garage Sale Fundraiser

    June 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. The Elite Theatre Company Presents: VANITIES

    June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  6. Summer Solstice Nature Hike on Pine Mountain

    June 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  7. The Elite Theatre Company Presents: VANITIES

    June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Pop Up Art Gallery

    June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. An Evening Celebrating Beavers Fun & Film/Bici Centro Santa Barbara

    June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  10. The Elite Theatre Company Presents: VANITIES

    June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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