~ HAPPENINGS ~

~ HAPPENINGS ~

SEASIDE HAUNT Oct. 25- 31.Ventura County’s largest haunted house. Walk through the “abandoned lighthouse” patterned after the legend of a 1940s lighthouse operator who would deliberately turn off his light house to crash ships into the Ventura and Santa Barbara coasts. Then enter a dark maze, 3-D room (glasses provided), mausoleum, graveyard and other spooky surprises. Night $12.50. Children matinee $7.50. Ventura County Fairgrounds. Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Ventura. www.seasidehaunt.com. 275-1033.

DOWNTOWN VENTURA CLEAN-UP DAY Oct. 27. 7:30 am-noon. Volunteers needed to help clean, paint, pick up trash in downtown Ventura, as well as string up the holiday lights along Main Street to prepare for next week’s ArtWalk. Come anytime before noon. All ages welcome. Bring work gloves, paper towels, brooms, rakes, solvent, pliers, buckets, rags, anti-bacterial had gel and any other cleaning supplies you can think of. Refreshments will be provided by downtown restaurants. Meet at corner of California and Santa Clara, Ventura. RSVP to info@DowntownVentura.org. 616-9339.

BEGINNER’S BIRD WALK Oct. 27, 8:30-10:30am. Bring binoculars, a field guide, and water while Allen Bertke shows you the herons, egrets and birds of the Fillmore Fish Hatchery. Free. Right off Hwy 126, 1.2 miles east of Fillmore. 640-9037.

Thursday, October 25

Classes

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

LIFE DESIGN OJAI ongoing, 9:15-11:30am through Nov. 21. A place where women can gather to learn more about God, share life journeys and get childcare. $25. Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro, Ojai. 646-7471.

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

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 ongoing, 6:30pm. 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. 653-6466.

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

VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING ongoing, monthly meetings. 6:30 pm. Tom Carruth, rose hybridizer, introduces new roses for 2008. 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo. www.ventura rose.org. 523-9003.

Lectures & Seminars

VENTURA COUNTY CIVIC ALLIANCE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE 4:30-7 pm. Community members can provide input on countywide planning decisions. Simi Valley Senior Center. 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. www.venturacountycivicalliance.org.

Health

PRESENTATION FOR CANCER PATIENTS 6-8:30 pm. Oncologist Sheldon Davidson, M.D. will discuss cancer research, cancer treatments, and controlling treatment side effects. Free. The Wellness Community. 530 Hampshire Rd. Westlake Village. 379-4777.

Sports

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

Halloween Happenings

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH ongoing until Oct 31. 9 am-dusk. Pumpkins, farm animals. Free hayrides on weekends. McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch. Market Street and Knoll Dr. Ventura. 658-9972.

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL ongoing until Oct. 31. Face painting, hay rides, pony rides, and other fun fall stuff for kids. Tri-tip sandwiches, corn on the cob and baked treats. Free. Faulkner Farms. 14292 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. 525-9293.

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER ANNUAL GHOSTWALK through Oct. 28. $8-15. Faulkner Farm Ranch (see above for location). 525-3073.

Friday, October 26

Classes

BEGINNING SALSA/MAMBO ongoing, 8-9pm. Six weekly classes followed by practice session. PAC on Hobson & seventh. $5 current students. $10 drop-in dancers. www.oxnardrec.org. 385-7995.

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, Oct. 25.

Health

CONFERENCE ON HIV PREVENTION 11:30am-5pm. Workshops sponsored by Kaiser Permanente on HIV awareness and prevention. Lunch, refreshments, materials included in price. $20. California State University Channel Islands. www.vcaidspartnership.org. 485-6288 ext. 232.

Dining

ITALIAN WINEMAKER’S DINNER A four-course dinner complemented with different wines and presided over by vintner Baroness Barbara de Rham, who will discuss each wine selection. $100. The Historic Pierpont Inn. 550 Sanjon Rd., Ventura. 653-6144 ext.144.

Halloween Happenings

THEATRICAL SÉANCE ongoing through Sunday, Oct. 28. 7 & 9 pm. $20. Ventura’s Historical Dudley House. 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura. 338-8646.

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL See Thurs., Oct. 25

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER ANNUAL GHOSTWALK See Thurs., Oct. 25

Markets & Shows

GIANT KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE Through Oct. 28. Families can sell, buy, and donate gently-used children\’s merchandise and pick up great bargains on new items they need. Ventura Fairgrounds.www.kidsconsignment4you.com/ buy-used-kids-items/buy-used-kids-items.html

BUSINESS MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE The Ventura Chamber of Commerce hosts an entire day of networking, mixers, seminars, lections and exhibitor’s reception. Check www.venturachamber.com for workshop fees. Exhibitor’s reception is free. Marriott Ventura Beach, 2055 Harbor Blvd, Ventura. For more information contact serena@ventura-chamber.org or call 676-7500

Saturday, October 27

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

GIANT KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE See Oct. 26.

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

Classes

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, Oct. 18.

Halloween Happenings

PUMPKINLINER 10 am, 11 am, 12:10 pm, 1:10 pm & 2:20 pm. Vintage train to pumpkin patch. Jolly jumps, carousel, maze, arts and crafts, and BBQ. $15 adults. $8 youths 4-12. $6 children 1-3. Infants free. Fillmore and Western Railway Company. 351 Santa Clara St. www.fwry.com. 524-2546.

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL See Thurs., Oct. 25

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER ANNUAL GHOSTWALK See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN CARVING CLASS Free. McGrath St. Pumpkin Patch. Market St. and Knoll St. Ventura. 658-9972.

THEATRICAL SÉANCE See: Friday, October 26.

Health

INFLUENZA IMMUNATION CLINICS 9 am-noon. Ongoing. Various locations. Free with medicare. $25 others. Santa Paula Medical Clinic, 1334 E. Main St. Moorpark Family Medical Clinic 35 W. Los Angeles Ave. www.findaflushot.com. 652-5298.

Sunday, October 28

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK see: Saturday, Oct. 27.

Markets & Shows

GIANT KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE See Oct. 26.

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.

Groups & Clubs

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 25.

Halloween Happenings

PUMPKINLINER See: Saturday, Oct. 27

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL See Thurs., Oct. 25

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER ANNUAL GHOSTWALK See Thurs., Oct. 25

THEATRICAL SÉANCE See: Friday, Oct. 26.

Monday, October 29

Classes

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER TO BUILD “BOUNCE BACK” KIDS 7-9 pm. Nan Henderson explains how to take your children from “stress to success.” Free. Ojai recreation Department. 510 Park Road, Ojai. www.ovyf.org. 640-9555.

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 area. 643-0270.

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 Methodist Church and share uplifting quotes, jokes and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 25.

Health

ART-MAKING WORKSHOP AND LUNCHEON FOR CANCER SURVIVORS noon-2 pm. Jodi McIntosh, associate program director at The Wellness Community leads this hands-on workshop for cancer survivors. Free. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura 530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village. www.twcw.org. 379-4777.

Halloween Happenings

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL See Thurs., Oct. 25

Tuesday, October 30

Classes

VENTURA SUNRISE TOASTMASTERS ongoing, 6:30am. Let us help you develop speaking, presentation and meeting management skills — we\’ll help you find your voice. Carrow\’s Cafe and Bakery, 2401 Harbor Blvd (at Seaward), Ventura. 509-4736.

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

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

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE ongoing, 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.

STRENGTH TRAINING ongoing, 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.

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

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS see: Thursday, Oct. 25.

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

Groups & Clubs

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, Oct. 25.

Halloween Happenings

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL See Thurs., Oct. 25

Health

MOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP ongoing, Tuesday nights. 6:30-8 pm. Bible Fellowship Church. 6950 Ralston St. Room 301, Ventura. www.DSBAAlliance.org. 201-0659.

PREVENTION OF FALLS & FRACTURES 10 am-noon. Santa Paula Hospital. 825 N. 10th St. Santa Paula. 933-1122.

VISION CORRECTION OPTIONS SEMINAR 6-8 pm. Vision correction surgeon Dr. Paul Dougherty, M.D. discusses laser vision correction surgery. Free. Community Memorial Hospital. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. 652-5436.

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.country lovers.com. 647-1893.

Wednesday, October 31

Halloween Happenings

MCGRATH STREET PUMPKIN PATCH See Thurs., Oct. 25

PUMPKIN PATCH AND HARVEST FESTIVAL See Thurs., Oct. 25

Markets & Shows

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

Lectures & Seminars

OXNARD COLLEGE SPEAKERS LECTURE SERIES Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45 pm. This week, “Witches: Between the Rational and the Magical.” Anthropology professor Linda Kamaila discusses witchcraft and paranormal activity; why we are drawn to witchcraft and whether it works. Free. Oxnard College. 4000 S. Rose Ave. 986-5809.

Groups & Clubs

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 payouts for winners. 550 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 648-3035.

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE ongoing, 2-4pm and 6:30-8pm. Group meetings, peer-led. Adult Wellness & Recovery Center, 56 E. Main St., Ste. 103, corner of Main Street & Ventura Avenue. 201-0619.

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. 653-6466.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS See: Thursday, Oct. 25.

Ongoing

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER’S ANNUAL GHOSTWALK through Oct. 28. $8-15. Faulkner Farm Ranch, corner of Briggs Road and Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. www.ghost walk.com. 525-3073.

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 homeowners avoid foreclosure. Range of services offered. 659-6868.

DOG/PUPPY ADOPTIONS 11am-4pm Saturdays. Sam’s Place Adoption Center, 3004 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. www.carlvc.org. 652-1001.

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.

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.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES SEEKS DONATIONS Blood donations are low. If you are older than 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.

LGBT DEPRESSION GROUP meets weekly at Ventura County Rainbow Alliance to experience the power and magic of group healing in the LGBT Community. Call for free assessment. 339-6344, ext. 301.

RED CROSS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH The public is invited to take a free online education module. www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady.

CAMARILLO HOSPICE SERVICES Offering supportive care in support groups like General Bereavement, Young Widows and Widowers, Parents Who Have Lost a Child, Young Adult (15 to 22) Grief, Teen Age Grief, Bilingual Bereavement, Pet Loss Support. Call for more information. 389-6870.

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 $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.

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~ HAPPENINGS ~

OJAI DAY Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The yearly celebration of the charming, nest-like town. Arts and crafts booths, food, games, live entertainment and more. Downtown Ojai.www.ojaiday.com.

THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. To raise awareness of domestic violence, this event will use colored t-shirts and markers, each color representing a type of domestic violence. Survivors, friends and family invited to bear witness to their experiences of domestic violence by creating unique t-shirts. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. www.clotheslineproject.org. 320-1736.

AAUW HOSTS FINANCIAL FORUM Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Calling all women: learn how to take control of your finances and become financially fit. $25. Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 551-5780.

Thursday, October 18

Classes

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

LIFE DESIGN OJAI ongoing, 9:15-11:30am through Nov. 21. A place where women can gather to learn more about God, share life journeys and get childcare. $25. Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro, Ojai. 646-7471.

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

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 ongoing, 6:30pm. 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.

JIM DANTONA\’s CAMPAIGN KICKOFF WITH KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND AND DON PERATA 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Retired Lt. Governor of Maryland Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and California Senator President pro Tempore Don Perata meet guests for champagne, cocktails and gourmet hors d\’ourves meet politics at a private home to celebrate Jim Dantona\’s campaign for state senate. Minimum donation $250. Pandolfi family\’s \”Cut \’Em Loose Ranch,\” 608 Hailey Ct., Simi Valley.583-1014.

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. 653-6466.

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

Sports

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

Friday, October 19

Classes

BEGINNING SALSA/MAMBO ongoing, 8-9pm. Six weekly classes followed by practice session. PAC on Hobson & 7th. $5 current students. $10 drop-in dancers. www.oxnardrec.org. 385-7995.

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, Oct. 18.

Saturday, October 20

5k AND 10K RUN AT LAKE CASITAS 9am. Fundraiser for local athlete, Brian Smallwood, of Camarillo. Followed by BBQ, pumpkin carving contest and silent auction. Lake Casitas, Ojai. 612-0968.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SIMI VALLEY TEXAS HOLDEM POKER TOURNAMENT 5pm. Grand prize is a plasma TV. $150 per player. www.bgcsi.com. 527-4437.

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

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, Oct. 18.

Groups & Clubs

VENTURA AUDOBON SOCIETY 8am. Lake Casitas outing led by John Pavelko. Meet at entrance of Lake Casitas. 640-9040.

VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 8am-4pm. Annual seminar. LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. 485-7930.

YOUTH STAMP FAIR 10am-3pm. Stamp collection for kids. Dudley House, 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura. 485-7121.

VC HANDWEAVERS & SPINNERS GUILD OPEN HOUSE 10am-3pm. Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo. www.studiochannel islands.org.

Lectures & Seminars

INTRO TO OPERA: “DON GIOVANNI” 2pm. Speakers from the Los Angeles Opera Speakers Bureau present the story and excerpts of the opera. Free. Meeting Room B, Oxnard Public Library, 241 S. A St., Oxnard. 240-7344.

Stepping Out

THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB 7:30-10:30pm. Best wood dance floor in Ventura; singles and couples welcome. $5-7. 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks. 381-2744.

Kids

DISCOVERY DAY 10:30am-1:30pm. Educational and fun activities for parents and their children aged 2 to 10. $3-5. Patios and grounds of Child Development Center, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark. 378-1401.

Sunday, October 21

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK see: Saturday, Oct. 20.

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.

Groups & Clubs

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 18.

Stepping Out

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE 2-4:30pm. Gold Coast Fencing Center, 2300 Knoll Dr. #L, Ventura. $5 for adults, $4 for students 24 and younger, $1 for children ages 7 to 11. 682-5523.

Monday, October 22

GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL OF VENTURA COUNTY YEAR IN REVIEW 6pm. Open forum discussion. Patagonia Fire House Building, 259 W. Santa Clara St., Ventura. www.GBCVC.org.

Classes

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 area. 643-0270.

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 Methodist Church and share uplifting quotes, jokes and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 18.

Tuesday, October 23

Classes

VENTURA SUNRISE TOASTMASTERS ongoing, 6:30am. Let us help you develop speaking, presentation and meeting management skills — we\’ll help you find your voice. Carrow\’s Cafe and Bakery, 2401 Harbor Blvd (at Seaward), Ventura. 509-4736.

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

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE ongoing, 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.

STRENGTH TRAINING ongoing, 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.

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

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS see: Thursday, Oct. 18.

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

Groups & Clubs

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, Oct. 18.

Lectures & Seminars

FREE HOUSING RIGHTS WORKSHOP 5-8pm. Housing Rights Center presents information on fair housing laws, protected classes, unlawful housing discrimination practices and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. 3100 Ponderosa Dr., Camarillo. 477-5977 ext. 26.

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. 647-1893.

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, October 24

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 payouts 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.

Lectures & Seminars

OXNARD COLLEGE SPEAKERS LECTURE SERIES Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45 pm. This week, “The Psychology of Superheroes,” by George Rodriguez, OC psychology professor. Free. 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800, ext. 1951.

Groups & Clubs

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE ongoing, 6:30-8pm. Group meetings, peer-led. Adult Wellness & Recovery Center, 56 E. Main St., Ste. 103, corner of Main Street & Ventura Avenue. 201-0619.

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. 653-6466.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS See: Thursday, Oct. 18.

Ongoing

VCMC AMBULATORY CARE FLU CLININC DATES Oct. 20, 9am-12pm, Magnolia Clinic, 2240 E. Gonzales Rd., Ste. 100, Oxnard. 981-5151; 9am-1pm, Sierra Vista Clinic, 4531 Alamo St., Simi Valley. 520-3248; 9am-12pm, West Ventura Clinic, 133 W. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 641-5600.

LGBT DEPRESSION GROUP meets weekly at Ventura County Rainbow Alliance to experience the power and magic of group healing in the LGBT Community. Call for free assessment. 339-6344, ext. 301.

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 homeowners avoid foreclosure. Range of services offered. 659-6868.

DOG/PUPPY ADOPTIONS 11am-4pm Saturdays. Sam’s Place Adoption Center, 3004 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. www.carlvc.org. 652-1001.

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.

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.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES SEEKS DONATIONS Blood donations are low. If you are older than 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.

FAULKNER FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL through Oct. 31, 10am-5:30pm. Acres of bright pumpkins, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, a country store, delicious food and great entertainment. 14292 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula. www.faulknerfarmpumpkinpatch.com. 866-321-9995.

MCGRATH ST. PUMPKING PATCH Oct. 19-21, 25-31, and Nov. 2-3, off Market St. and Knoll Dr., Ventura. 658-9972.

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER’S ANNUAL GHOSTWALK through Oct. 28. $8-15. Faulkner Farm Ranch, corner of Briggs Road and Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. www.ghost walk.com. 525-3073.

RED CROSS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH The public is invited to take a free online education module. www.redcross.org/BeRed CrossReady.

CAMARILLO HOSPICE SERVICES Offering supportive care in support groups like General Bereavement, Young Widows and Widowers, Parents Who Have Lost a Child, Young Adult (15 to 22) Grief, Teen Age Grief, Bilingual Bereavement, Pet Loss Support. Call for more information. 389-6870.

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 $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

THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS deadline Oct. 31. Nonprofit community and school groups can apply. www.toaks.org. 449-2468.

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Seaside Highland Festival Oct. 13 -14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Scottish heavy athletics, pipe band and solo piper competitions, highland, Irish step and Scottish country dancing, gathering of the clans, vendors, children\\\\\\\’s glen, British car show, genealogy, Drummond ranch dogs, arts and crafts, and haggis. Hundreds of Scottish highland dancers will compete for trophies and scholarship money. Ventura County Fairgrounds (Seaside Park), 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 818-886-4968.

HOUSING RIGHTS WORKSHOP Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 – 8 p.m. The Housing Rights Center will host this informative event for tenants and landlords, regarding fair housing laws, protected classes, unlawful housing discrimination practices and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Free. 530 W. Main St., Santa Paula. Please RSVP. 477-5977, ext. 26.

PERMACULTURE TEA AND TALK Saturday, Oct. 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about the innovations of permaculture at home and around the world. Suggested donation $5-15. Tea and snacks. All ages welcome. Earth Play, 501 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 886-7239.

Thursday, October 11

Classes

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

LIFE DESIGN OJAI Wednesdays 9:15-11:30am through Nov. 21. A place where women can gather to learn more about God, share life journeys and get childcare. $25. Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro, Ojai. 646-7471.

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

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 ongoing, 6:30pm. 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. 653-6466.

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

Sports

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

Friday, October 12

Classes

BEGINNING SALSA/MAMBO on-going, 8-9pm. Six weekly classes followed by practice session. PAC on Hobson & 7th. $5 current students. $10 drop-in dancers. www.oxnardrec.org. 385-7995.

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, Oct. 11.

Saturday, October 13

UPPER OJAI’S WEST FEST 6-11pm. Annual fundraiser for Summit Elementary School with live band, tri-tip dinner and silent auction. Ages 21 and older. 12209 Watts Rd., off Ojai-Santa Paula Road. 525-7777.

ROTARY CLUB CASINO NIGHT 6:30-11pm. $35. 1690 E. Main St., Ventura. 947-7768.

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

OJAI PEDDLER’S FAIR 9am-4pm. Antiques, collectibles and crafts. Benefit for Nordhoff High School Music Department. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai.

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

Classes

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, Oct. 11.

Groups & Clubs

2nd ANNUAL SIMI CONEJO FRIENDS OF NRA FUNDRAISER 5pm. Games, auctions, prizes, dinner and more. $125. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley. 404-6339.

Lectures & Seminars

GEORGE STUART DISCUSSES HIS HISTORICAL FIGURES 10:30am. Stuart will describe his art and process. Free. Meeting Room B, Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. 240-7344.

CHUMASH EXPERT TALKS WISE WAYS WITH PLANTS 1 p.m. Jan Timbrook gives a presentation based on her new book, Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California. Free. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 ext. 10.

Stepping Out

DANCE JAM VENTURA 7:30-10:30pm. A space for all ages to dance barefoot with or without partners. $1-6. 3026 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. 650-7112.

Sunday, October 14

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK see: Saturday, Oct. 13.

Markets & Shows

OJAI PEDDLER’S FAIR See: Saturday, Oct. 13.

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.

Groups & Clubs

JEWISH GENEAOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF THE CONEJO VALLEY AND VENTURA COUNTY 2-4pm. Meeting addresses “How to Begin Your Genealogy Research – Part IV: Using the Resources at the Family History Centers.” No charge to attend. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. 818-889-6616.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 11.

Classes

UNDERSTANDING GRIEF FOR THE NEWLY BEREAVED 6-7:30pm. One-time class to assist in understanding the process, coping and more. Free. Livingston Memorial VNA & Hospice office, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 106, Ventura. 642-0239, ext. 624.

Monday, October 15

Classes

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 area. 643-0270.

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 Methodist Church and share uplifting quotes, jokes and problems. 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. 482-4312.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 11.

Stepping Out

TANGO 6-10pm. Andres Amarilla and Meredith Klein teach a workshop for all levels and give a free demonstration. $20. Ojai Art Center, 307 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-7355.

Tuesday, October 16

Classes

VENTURA SUNRISE TOASTMASTERS Tuesday mornings, 6:30am. Let us help you develop speaking, presentation and meeting management skills — we\\\\\\\’ll help you find your voice. Carrow\\\\\\\’s Cafe and Bakery, 2401 Harbor Blvd (at Seaward), Ventura. 509-4736.

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

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE ongoing, 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.

STRENGTH TRAINING ongoing, 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.

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

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS see: Thursday, Oct. 11.

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

Groups & Clubs

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, Oct. 11.

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. 647-1893.

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, October 17

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 payouts 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.

Lectures & Seminars

OXNARD COLLEGE SPEAKERS LECTURE SERIES Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45 pm. Speakers include Lois Capps, poets Maria Melendez and Elijah Imlay, and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. Free. 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800, ext. 1951.

Groups & Clubs

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE ongoing, 6:30-8pm. Group meetings, peer-led. Adult Wellness & Recovery Center, 56 E. Main St., Ste. 103, corner of Main Street & Ventura Avenue. 201-0619. 

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. 653-6466.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS See: Thursday, Oct. 11.

Seniors

FLU SHOTS Available for adults 65 and older. $25. Appointment required. Moorpark Active Ault Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. 517-6261.

Ongoing Events

Halloween Events

FAULKNER FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL through Oct. 31, 10am-5:30pm. Acres of bright pumpkins, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, a country store, delicious food and great entertainment. 14292 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula. www.faulknerfarmpumpkinpatch.com. 866-321-9995.

MCGRATH ST. PUMPKING PATCH Oct. 19-21, 25-31, and Nov. 2-3, off Market St. and Knoll Dr., Ventura. 658-9972.

SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER’S ANNUAL GHOSTWALK throughy Oct. 28. $8-15. Faulkner Farm Ranch, corner of Briggs Road and Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. www.ghost walk.com. 525-3073.

SEASIDE HAUNT Oct. 12-14. Ventura County’s largest haunted house attraction, built by professional Hollywood set designers. $7.50-12.50. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. www.seasidehaunt.com. 275-1033.

Events

CAMARILLO HOSPICE SERVICES Offering supportive care in support groups like General Bereavement, Young Widows and Widowers, Parents Who Have Lost a Child, Young Adult (15 to 22) Grief, Teen Age Grief, Bilingual Bereavement, Pet Loss Support. Call for more information. 389-6870.

CANCER DETECTION PROGRAM/EVERY WOMAN COUNTS Free breast exam and mammogram if you are 40 years or older, have a low income, have medical insurance that does not cover these services, are not getting services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program and live in California. 1200 Maricopa Highway, Ojai. 640-8293.

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 homeowners avoid foreclosure. Range of services offered. 659-6868.

DOG/PUPPY ADOPTIONS 11am-4pm Saturdays. Sam’s Place Adoption Center, 3004 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. www.carlvc.org. 652-1001.

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.

LGBT DEPRESSION GROUP meets weekly at Ventura County Rainbow Alliance to experience the power and magic of group healing in the LGBT Community (for GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER). Call for free assessment. 339-6344, ext. 301.

RED CROSS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH The public is invited to take a free online education module. www.red cross.org/BeRedCrossReady.

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.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES SEEKS DONATIONS Blood donations are low. If you are older than 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 $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

THOUSAND OAKS COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS deadline Oct. 31. Non-profit community and school groups can apply. www.toaks.org. 449-2468.

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PIER UNDER THE STARS Saturday, Oct. 6, 5–8 p.m. Food and wine-tasting benefit for the Ventura Pier. Indulge in savory fare from the finest restaurants and cafés, wines from the state’s premier vintners, and more! $40 per person. Beachfront Promenade, Ventura. 861-8341.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct. 5-7. Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Area’s yearly tradition of entertainment, gourmet food, arts and craft show, kids’ zone and more. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 youth, free to children 12 and younger. Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 548-6700. www.harvestfestival.com. (415) 447-3205.

COOKING WITH WOMEN Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Make dinner and then sit and enjoy it with a glass of wine and great conversation. $35. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

Thursday, October 4

Classes

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

LIFE DESIGN OJAI Wednesdays 9:15-11:30am through Nov. 21. A place where women can gather to learn more about God, share life journeys and get childcare. $25. Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro, Ojai. 646-7471.

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

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 ongoing, 6:30pm. 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

STEPPING OUT

OXNARD BALLROOM DANCE 7:30-10pm. Singles and couples invited. $6-7. 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.

Sports

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

Friday, October 5

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.

GROUPS & CLUBS

ANTI-WAR VIGIL first Friday of every month, 5pm. Arguing for the U.S. Out of the Middle East, and end to the war on Iraq. Presented by A.N.S.W.E.R. Ventura County. County Government Center, corner of Victoria & Telephone, Ventura.

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

FAMILY

FAMILY FUN DAY 12:30pm-4pm. $4 per child, 18 months and older, $2 per adult. Ventura College Child Development Center, Ventura College Campus, Ventura. 648-8930.

Saturday, October 6

HARVEST FESTIVAL See: picks

CITY OF OXNARD MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL 10am-6pm. Community celebration of family, various worldviews, cultures and beliefs in support of unity. Free. www.ci.oxnard.ca.us. 385-7434.

FAULKNER FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 6-7, 10am-5:30pm. Acres of bright pumpkins, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, a country store, delicious food and great entertainment. 14292 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula. www.faulknerfarmpumpkinpatch.com. 866-321-9995..

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

FALL FISH SECRETS 1pm. Chef David Cagnacci demonstrates one fish made five ways that you can do at home. $50. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

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.

MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & EARTH WORKSHOP Oct. 6-7; Saturday, 10am-1pm; Sunday, 9am-12pm. Ventura Tai Chi presents classes on opening and closing the joints and cavities of the body, bending and bowing of the spine and Chi Kung. $12.50 an hour; $100 full event. Ventura County Church Of Religious Science, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. 953-4458.

HOLISTIC HEALING DAY 10:30am-3:30pm. Complementary healing techniques to balance the mind, body and emotions. Integrative practitioners. Public invited. Free. Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. 484-1137.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS ongoing. See: Thursday, Oct. 4.

GROUPS & CLUBS

VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY 9am-12pm. Restoration Work Day.

20395 S. Mountain Rd., Santa Paula. 340-0478.

VENTURA COUNTY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 9:30am. Talk entitled, “Perspectives on Immigration: Economic, Legal, Agricultural, Legislative.” Free; $24 for continental breakfast and luncheon. Residence Inn by Marriott, River Ridge, 2101 W. Vineyard, Oxnard. 379-2768.

KIDS

GHOST CAMP 6-8pm. Kids 8 to 14 invited to learn what it takes to be a ghost hunter. Fee includes flashlight. $25. Olivas Adobe, Ventura. 658-4728.

Sunday, October 7

HARVEST FESTIVAL See: picks

FAULKNER FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL see: Saturday, Oct. 6.

Museums

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORICAL PARK see: Saturday, Oct. 6.

Markets & Shows

FLEA MARKET AND COLLECTIBLES FAIRE & CANDIDATES’ FORUM 10am-4pm. Dudley House, corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista, Ventura. 644-3286.

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.

Groups & Clubs

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

Classes

SUNDAY SUPPER- MOROCCAN MENU 6:30pm. Learn to cook a Moroccan dinner. $35 Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

Monday, October 8

Classes

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 area. 643-0270.

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, Oct. 6.

Tuesday, October 9

Classes

VENTURA SUNRISE TOASTMASTERS Tuesday mornings, 6:30am. Let us help you develop speaking, presentation and meeting management skills — we\’ll help you find your voice. Carrow\’s Cafe and Bakery, 2401 Harbor Blvd (at Seaward), Ventura. 509-4736.

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

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE ongoing, 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.

STRENGTH TRAINING ongoing, 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.

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

EVERYDAY SAUCES 6:30pm. Chef David Cagnacci teaches easy, delicious sauces that you can use everyday to kick food up to superb. Enjoy $30. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

VENTURA HEALING ROOMS see: Thursday, Oct. 4.

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, Oct. 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. 647-1893.

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, October 10

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.

Lectures & Seminars

OXNARD COLLEGE SPEAKERS LECTURE SERIES Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45 pm. This week: “Breast Cancer: So Many Stories.” Speakers include Lois Capps, poets Maria Melendez and Elijah Imlay, and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. Free. 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800, ext. 1951.

CONVERSATIONS WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS Dr. Michael Williams on general surgery; John Bailey, retired pharmacist, on prescriptions. Camarillo Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr., Camarillo. 482-4312.

Classes

DINNER AND A CLASS SAVORY QUICHES, 6:30pm. Quiches can be an easy delicious one-dish dinner. Nancy Michali makes a full range of quiches including a crustless delight. $30. Ojai Culinary Studio. 315 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-1124.

Groups & Clubs

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE ongoing, 6:30-8pm. Group meetings, peer-led. Adult Wellness & Recovery Center, 56 E. Main St., Ste. 103, corner of Main Street & Ventura Avenue. 201-0619. 

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, Oct. 4.

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 homeowners avoid foreclosure. Range of services offered. 659-6868.

DOG/PUPPY ADOPTIONS 11am-4pm Saturdays. Sam’s Place Adoption Center, 3004 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. www.carlvc.org. 652-1001.

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.

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.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES SEEKS DONATIONS Blood donations are low. If you are older than 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 $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.

Ongoing

RED CROSS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH The public is invited to take a free online education module. www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Ventura Water Presents the 7th Annual Water: Take 1 Film Festival

    March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Irish Film: Wind That Shakes The Barley

    March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time *Ventura County Premiere*

    March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. WEEKLY SOUND BATH – THOUSAND OAKS

    March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. BREAKING LEGS

    March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time *Ventura County Premiere*

    March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  7. OLIVAS ADOBE ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE

    March 23 @ 11:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm
  8. Studio Channel Islands Collector’s Choice 2019

    March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. AN EVENING WITH JOHN ROBLES AND CHUCUMITE At Santa Paula Theater Center

    March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  10. BREAKING LEGS

    March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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