7th ANNUAL LEMON FEST Sept. 8-9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. A celebration of Ventura County’s lemon groves, with live music, recipe contests, pie eating contests, crafts, games, a petting zoo, free hands-on craft activities, reptile shows and delicious lemon-themed foods. Proceeds support the Lemon Fest Scholarship Fund, awarding financial assistance to students studying agriculture. Pacific View Mall, East Main St., Ventura. www.LemonFest.com. 642-0605.

SIMI VALLEY FREEDOM WALK Sept. 11, 5 p.m. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and MilitaryConnection.com invite the public on a 1.8-mile walk to honor troops and veterans. www.militaryconnection.com. Reagan Library courtyard, 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. 522-2977.

POPPING FUSES DANCE STYLES Sept. 9 (Sundays through Sept. 30), 3:30-4:45pm. Four workshops fusing break dance and belly dance. Presented by Moorpark College Associated Students Club, open to the public. $5 – $15 per workshop. Bodysattva Studio, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste. 211, Thousand Oaks. 497-9734.

Thursday, September 6

Classes

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

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

OXNARD WEST COAST JUI-JITSU ongoing, 8-9pm; also Thursdays. 2945 Los Olivos, Oxnard.

Groups & Clubs

OJAI VALLEY WOMAN’S CLUB KICK OFF noon. Luncheon and fashion show saluting “A return to elegance.” $25. 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 649-2164.

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

COOPERATIVE PARENTING AND DIVORCE PROGRAM 6:30pm. An ongoing program presented by Jewish Family Service to teach parents how to shield children from parental conflict and establish “co-parent”hood. 1815 E. Main St., Ventura. 641-6565.

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 nonmembers. 445-4526.

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

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.

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 301.

Sports

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

Friday, September 7

Classes

COOKING WITH WOMEN 7pm. Dinner, wine and conversation. $35. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

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.

Groups & Clubs

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Sept. 6.

Saturday, September 8

THE BIG RUN 8-10am. Motorcycle poker run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Includes barbecue, live music, raffle and contests. $30. V-Twins 101, 1369 Del Norte Rd., Camarillo. 484-2282, ext. 11.

CAMARILLO HOSPICE FAMERS MARKETS CELEBRATES ITS 16th ANNIVERSARY 8am-noon. Same regular market, now entertainment and refreshments! 220 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 389-6870.

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 and Palm, Ventura. 529-6266.

Classes

PAKISTANI/INDIAN FOOD 10:30am. Cook Dodo Mufti demonstrates preparation of a dinner menu. Hands-on class on Sunday. $110 for two classes. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

Groups & Clubs

VENTURA AUDOBON SOCIETY 8am. Fieldtrip to the Santa Clara River Estuary. Beginners welcome; rain cancels any trip. Meet at the north side of the Santa Clara Bridge on Harbor Blvd., south of Seaward. 983-2707.

OJAI VALLEY DEMOCRATS 9:30am General meeting for the month includes speakers on climate change, global warming and healthcare reform. Hitching Post Clubhouse, 410 Church Rd., Ojai.

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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Sept. 6.

Sunday, September 9

LEMON FEST see: picks.

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK see: Saturday, Sept. 8.

Markets & Shows

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

Classes

PAKISTANI/INDIAN FOOD 10:30am. see: Saturday, Sept. 8.

SUNDAY SUPPER – BACK TO THE ’50s 6:30pm. Create a dinner menu from the 1950s to be enjoyed with wine. $35. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

Groups & Clubs

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Sept. 6.

Stepping Out

POPPING FUSES DANCE STYLES Sundays through Sept. 30, 3:30-4:45pm. Four workshops fusing break dance and belly dance. Presented by Moorpark College Associated Students Club, open to the public. $5 – $15 per workshop. Bodysattva Studio, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste. 211, Thousand Oaks. 497-9734.

Monday, September 10

Classes

MARITIME MUSEUM DOCENT TRAINING CLASS 12-session course, Mondays through Nov. 26, 9-11am. The museum is seeking volunteers to conduct guided tours, staff the reception desk, research or lend a hand in the office. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 984-6260.

STRENGHT TRAINING Tuesdays 10-11am. Join instructor Ryan Campbell and workout to build better bones, balance and strength. Free. Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

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.

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. 301.

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

Groups & Clubs

SIERRA GROUP MORNING WALKS ongoing, Mondays. 8:30am. Three to five-mile walk conducted at various sites in Ventura-Ojai are a. 643-0270.

LESBIAN SUPPORT GROUP ongoing; 10-week session, 10 Mondays, began July 23, 7pm-9pm. The Ventura County Rainbow Alliance Mental Health Counseling Center presents an opportunity to explore the mystery, majesty and magic of life through the lens of spiritual psychology. 4567 Telephone Rd., Suite 100, Ventura. 339-6340, ext. 303.

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 people 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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Sept. 6.

Tuesday, September 11

Classes

WATERCOLOR PAINTING Tuesdays through Oct. 30, 9am-noon. Roberta Andrino teaches the 8-week course. Free. Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

NEI GUNG 9:30am-11am. Taught by Scott Nordeng. Ventura County Church of Religious Science, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 953-4458.

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am. Join instructor Ryan Campbell and work on improving posture and balance. Free. Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

TAI CHI SHORT FORM Tuesday, 6:30-8pm. Taught by Scott Nordeng. Ventura County Church of Religious Science, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 953-4458.

CULINARY BASICS – SUSHI AND TEMPURA 6:30pm. Chef David Cagnacci teaches hands-on sushi and tempura techniques. $30. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS see: Thursday, Sept. 6.

OXNARD WEST COAST JUI-JITSU ongoing, 8-9pm; also Thursdays. 2945 Los Olivos, Oxnard.

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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Sept. 6.

Dining

GOURMET BURGER AND MARTINI NIGHT ongoing, Tuesday nights. Enjoy whimsical drinks and grub, with a ‘design-your-own’ gourmet burger and an exhaustive, exciting martini menu. $10 each, burgers and martinis. Sidecar Restaurant, 3029 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-7433.

Stepping Out

COUNTRY LOVERS WESTERN DANCE CLUB ongoing. 6:30-9pm. All ages welcome. First-time visitors free. $3. Free to kids younger than 13. $5 taco dinner available. Family Center, 10269 Telephone Rd., Ventura. www.countrylovers.com. 525-3286.

Seniors

GOURD CLASS Tuesdays through Oct. 23. Class about covering, opening and decorating/dying gourds. Gourds and equipment provided. $20. Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

Wednesday, September 12

BINGO ongoing, 5:30-9:30pm. The public, ages 21 and older, 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.

Markets & Shows

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

Classes

COOKING WITH TRADER JOE’S 6:30pm. It’s a cooking challenge with five items from Trader Joe’s and a multitude of possible meals. $30. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS See: Thursday, Sept. 6.

Ongoing Events

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.

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.

FREE BREAST EXAMS AND MAMMOGRAMS ongoing. If you are 40 years or older, low-income, have limited or no medical insurance, are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or other government-sponsored programs and live in California, you may be eligible. Clinicas del Camino Real, 1200 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai. 640-8293.

HOMEOWNER & RENTER ASSISTANCE PLUS PROPERTY TAX POSTPONEMENT Tuesdays through Oct. 9, free assistance for completing Homeowner and Renter Assistance application forms. 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6200.

MOORPARK SENIOR GAMES Includes bunco, horseshoes, mah jongg, pinochle and table tennis. Two practice clinics are required to play in some cases; more info, call 517-6260.

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

SENIOR SERVICES GRANTS OFFERED applications accepted through Aug. 31. Open to providers of services through the City of Oxnard. A total of $50,000 is available. 385-8019.

SUNSET DINNER AT REAGAN LIBRARY Thursdays, 6-9pm. A weekly summer tradition featuring a different themed menu weekly. Music by Jumpin Joz Band. $45. 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. 577-4118.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES SEEKS DONATIONS Blood donations are low. If you are older than age 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds, you may be able to donate. www.unitedbloodservices.org/centralcoast. 715-3699.

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

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, multimedia 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 Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwingsmuseum4kids.org.

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 Thurs.-Fri. 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Admission: $12 adults, $3 children 11-17, free children 10 and younger, $9 older than 62. Hours: 10am-5pm daily. 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley. (800)410-8354. www.reaganfoundation.org.

Volunteer

HUMANE SOCIETY The nonprofit organization is seeking volunteers for a variety of activities to mark its 75th anniversary, and to help continue in another 75 years of service. 646-6505, ext. 110.

CAREGIVERS Nonprofit organization is seeking volunteers to assist the homebound elderly once a week for 2-4 hours in Ventura, Oxnard, Pt. Hueneme, Santa Paula, Fillmore or Camarillo. 658-8530.

On the Horizon

CONTEST FOR KIDS postmarked no later than Sept. 30. Ventura County Transportation Commission asks students 14 to 20 years of age to write a simple script for Gordon, hero of VISTA bus-riding, for the chance to co-star in a TV commercial. www.goventura.org.