Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

THE THIRD ANNUAL PORT OF HUENEME BANANA FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Go bananas on the scenic grounds at the Port of Hueneme as you experience the interworking of the Port with tours and educational displays while enjoying one of the Port’s largest imports: bananas! Live bands, food and local vendors will also be on site. A pirate ship will also be present, and a chalk art installation by Save the Art Culture artists. Port of Hueneme, 105 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme. For more information, visit www.bananaportfest.com.
 
 
 

N*IGGER WETB*ACK CH*INK
Saturday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

The Institute for the Latino Performing Arts at Oxnard College presents this critically acclaimed edgy production that blends hip-hop, stand-up comedy, slam poetry and true-life stories by three tour-de-force performers who take on racial slurs, stereotyping and the concept of race itself in this 90-minute comedy that was named Best Play by the American Readers Theater Association. Cast Q&A follows the performance. $5-10. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

2014 THOUSAND OAKS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM 6 p.m. All seven candidates for Thousand Oaks City Council will have the opportunity to make personal statements to the audience and will answer prepared and submitted questions. Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 370-0035.
DARK MUSIC OF THE NIGHT 6:30-7:30 p.m. Local musicians perform music from the “dark side” to set the mood for Dark Heart of Poe, a play that will run from mid-October to November. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF VENTURA COUNTY PRESENTS GOV. GARY JOHNSON 7 p.m. Former two-term governor of New Mexico and 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will speak at this fundraiser. $35. Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.lpvc.org.
OJAI VALLEY GREEN COALITION COMMUNITY POTLUCK AND PRESENTATION 6:30-9 p.m. “Why Healthy Urbanism Is Essential for Healthy Communities” will be presented by Nick Deitch of Main Street Architects alongside a vegetarian potluck. $5. Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai.
PORTUGUESE FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING 11:30 a.m. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 483-4168.
VENTURA CHAMBER FALL BUSINESS EXPO 4:30-7:30 p.m. This event includes over 65 Chamber business exhibitors, five food vendors, raffle prize giveaways, $100 drawings every hour on the hour, blackout card prizes and more. Four Points Sheraton, Ventura Harbor, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturachamber.com.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 6:30 p.m. This meeting will feature Clair Martin, past rose curator at the Huntington Library Rose Garden in Pasadena for over 30 years, who will speak on “Famous Gardens.” Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 523-9003.

~ FRIDAY ~

CLU FACULTY CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Members of the Cal Lutheran music faculty will present works for piano and winds, including an original composition by faculty composer Mark Spraggins. CLU, Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER COLBIE CAILLAT 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Colbie Callat, whose most memorable hits include “Bubbly” and her new EP, Gypsy Heart Side A, will perform songs from her new album and library. $45-65. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

~ SATURDAY ~

LEARN THE “THRILLER” DANCE WITH MOLLY HILL 3 p.m. (and every Wednesday and Saturday through Oct. 22). Students will learn how to perform the dance from the famous Michael Jackson hit in preparation for a public “flash mob” performance at the Ventura Harbor on Oct. 25. $5 per class. Billy Clower Dance Studio, 75 Macmillan Ave., Ventura. For more information, call 766-4480.
SECOND ANNUAL CASABLANCA POP-UP DINING EVENT 2-7 p.m. Over 500 Ventura County community members are expected to “pop up” to raise awareness and funds to benefit CASA of Ventura County. This year’s theme is “A Magical Dining Experience by the Sea.” $35. Ventura Harbor Village, Main Lawn, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.casaofventuracounty.org.
AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM THIRD ANNIVERSARY HARVEST MOON BARN DANCE 7:30 p.m. Square Dance and Line Dance caller Wyane Simpson will teach how to bow to your corner, allemande left, shuffle and slide in the museum’s original barn. $5-$10. The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
BRAIN INJURY CENTER PRESENTS: “AN EVENING OF MAGICAL MEMORIES” 5 p.m. This event will include an honoree presentation, gourmet dinner and auction benefiting the brain injury center of Ventura County. $85. Residence Inn River Ridge by Marriott, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 482-1312.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH KICKOFF 2-5 p.m. Official vehicles, a kids’ zone and plenty of breast cancer awareness pink merchandise will be on sale at this event. The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Parkview Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.thecollectionrp.com.
805 FUNK FEST 6 p.m. The 805 Funk Fest is back with special guests Dazz Band, Jo Jo from the Mary Jane Girls, Howard Johnson and many more. $35-65. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.805funkfest.com.
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT 5 p.m. Considered a masterpiece 50 years ago when it was made, the Richard Lester film is even more exciting to view today with a new digital print and remixed sound. Also on site will be food trucks and dancing to classic Beatles songs. $15-20. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
MARY LAMBERT 8:30 p.m. Mary Lewis, whose singles include “Secrets” and “Same Love,” will perform her hits. Opening for her are the East Coast artists of Young Summer. $42. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Janet and Ray Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.toaks.org.
“NORMAN ROCKWELL: HIS LIFE AND HIS ART” 2-3 p.m. Guest speaker Monroe Kaplan will discuss Norman Rockwell and the stories behind many of his works. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, call 646-1639.
SAN BUENAVENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop affordable, quality used books in multiple genres, including nonfiction, large print, hard cover and paperback fiction, music, movies, puzzles, audio books, art, classics and children’s books. Historic Dudley House, 197 N. Ashwood St., Ventura. For more information, call 223-1187.
THIRD ANNUAL SUKINANIK’OY FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-8 p.m. A celebration of bringing Chumash History back to life in Ventura County for the Barbareno/Ventureno band of Mission Indians (BVBMI), this is a day of celebrating the first time land has been returned to the original people of Ventura County. $5. The Pottery Studio, 1804 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SukinanikoyFestival.
THOUSAND OAKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE 9 a.m.-noon. This year’s theme, in celebration of the five-decade-long parade, will be “Remembering the Past, Honoring the Memories” and will feature numerous floats and marchers. For more information and parade route, visit www.toparade.com.
VENTURA COUNTY FARM DAY Events throughout the day. In celebration of all things agricultural in Ventura County, 20 farms around the county will open their doors to the public for tours and activities, followed by an after party barbecue hosted at McGrath Family Farms by Scratch food. Tours are free; dinner, $30. For more information, location and times, visit www.venturacountyfarmday.com/.
VETERANS’ CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 3:30 p.m. Director Keith Jeffreys from the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance will touch on contributions made by veterans. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.
WAG ’N’ WALK EVENT 7 a.m.-noon. This charity walk brings dogs and their owners together for a fundraiser to benefit the Animal Rescue Volunteers. Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.arvsimi.org.

~ SUNDAY ~

BILL COSBY 7 p.m. One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby will perform his classic stand-up that transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. $51.75-81.75. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.toaks.org.
OXNARD AUTUMN HISTORIC HOME TOUR 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The tour will showcase a selection of lovely homes built in Oxnard’s early days and in particular the Levy House, which turns 100 years old this year. $20. For more information and a guide, visit www.oxnardhistoricdistrict.com.
GONE WITH THE WIND 2 p.m (and 7 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Oct 1.). Fathom Events in partnership with Turner Classic Movies brings the classic film back to cinemas for two nights, with a special introduction by TCM movie historian Robert Osborne. $8-$10. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, call 988-6083.
LOCKE 4:30 p.m. A one-man suspense drama that takes place entirely over the course of one car ride, starring Tom Hardy. $7-$10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
“SACRED MONEY, SACRED ECONOMY: TRANSFORMING AND EMBODYING MONEY AS LOVE” 12:30-3:30 p.m. Barbara Wilder, author of Money is Love, will give a talk on how to turn money into love. $30-35. Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, suites V and W, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.cslwestlake.org.

~ MONDAY ~

HORSES OF GOD 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Nabil Ayouch’s film has been lauded for its “brutal poetry” and the realism with which it depicts how insidiously and cynically fundamentalists ply their trade. $6.75-10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
VENTURA ASA PRESENTS A TALK ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA 6:30 p.m. The talk will cover every form of medicating from vaping to topicals to edibles. E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/307507082767581/.

~ TUESDAY ~

“OMG, HERE COME THE GMOS” 6:30 p.m. Biotechnology law expert Panda Kroll discusses disputes that have made recent headlines, including gene patents, farm wars and GMO labels. This is the first in a series of seminars on ethics, culture and biotechnology. Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, email panda.kroll@csuci.edu.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

BOOKS AND BREWS SERIES: “THE GREAT FLOODGATES OF THE WONDERWORLD” 7 p.m. The memoir by Justin Hocking will be the focus of the first book club meeting. Community members and alumni are invited to join Cal Lutheran students, faculty and staff in discussing the book. CLU, Ullman Commons, 101 Memorial Parkway, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3512.
CLU INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES: 7 BOXES 7 p.m. A case of wrong place, wrong time sends two kids from Paraguay down a path of crime. This will kick off the CLU film series. Carmike Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3512.
VENTURA COUNTY GARDEN CLUB 1 p.m. The topic of the meeting will be “BUGS! The Good and the Bad” and presentation will be by Anna Howell, entomology specialist. Faulkner Farm, 14292 W. Telegraph Road, Ventura. For more information, call 525-2383.

OPENING THEATER
NOVEMBER Sept. 26 through Nov. 2. Elite Theatre Company Presents this David Mamet comedy about a president and his speechwriter just a few days before his second election. $15-18. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.   
ONGOING THEATER

HEROES Through Oct. 12. Santa Paula Theater Center presents this play about three elderly war veterans plotting to break free from their boring existence. Fed up with just reliving old war stories, they begin looking for adventure beyond the cemetery they overlook from their patio each day. A plan to escape their humdrum existence develops as they imagine the freedom beyond —  Indochina or just the hill behind the poplars. Touted by the London Daily Telegraph as “Hilarious and moving . . . achingly funny and piercingly sad,” Heroes was the recipient of the Lawrence Olivier Best New Comedy Award. $15-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
NINE TO FIVE Through Oct. 26.  The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents the hilarious musical adapted from the show that garnered Dolly Parton Oscar, Grammy and Tony awards. Directed by Fred Helsel with musical direction by Gary Poirot. $18-24. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
OXNARD AUTUMN HISTORIC HOME TOUR 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The tour will showcase a selection of lovely homes built in Oxnard’s early days and in particular the Levy House, which turns 100 years old this year. $20. For more information and a guide, visit www.oxnardhistoricdistrict.com.
THE MOTHERFU**ER WITH THE HAT  Through Oct. 5. The Flying H Group presents the dark comedy about love, friendship and addiction. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com.
VENTURA IMPROV COMEDY Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. The VIC’s Fresh Fridays are intended to showcase the talents of improvisers of all experience levels; newer improvisers rock it out with veteran VIC members. All shows will be a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.           

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through Sept. 27.  “Doors to Dimension: Get Your Gauvin On,” featuring repurposed and reimagined doors created by community artists, originally displayed at Art City, in the Community Room. Closing reception on Sept. 27, 3-6 p.m. Through Sept. 28, “toomuchconfusion,” works by Newbury Park artist Bill Solomon. Tool Room Gallery, 432 N. Ventura Ave., 643-1960.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Oct. 4. “Essential Ingredients,” paintings by Gail Pidduck. 700 E. Main.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 23. “The Painted Line: Works on Paper and Canvas” by Julia Pinkham. Ongoing: Permanent collection includes regional Hispanic art and other contemporary offerings. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8158, www.carnegieam.org.
CSUCI Through Sept. 26. “Destination Out: Photographic Explorations Into the Unknown,” an experimental photography exhibition that blurs the lines between real and abstract by Los Angeles-based photographer and editor Dean Brierly. CI’s Napa Hall Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ventura Street on the CI Campus, 437-2772.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 2. “Visions From the Third Planet,” a solo exhibition of work by Steve Cook, whose colorful photorealistic paintings have been used on wine labels, national advertisements and magazines. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800.
GALLERY 525 Through Oct. 12. “Art of the Unexpected: Return of the Man Child,” a solo exhibition by Michael McCarthy. Inspired by pop art, comics and graphic novels, the artist delves into the world of desire, surrealism and irony. 525 W. Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 29. “Ripples*Waves*Curls,” a multimedia group show that uses summer in Southern California as its subject. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-2747 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 2. “The Journey,” works by Carolin Peters. Soiland Humanities Center at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 444-7716.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Oct. 24. “In the Company of Myrtle,” a two-person exhibit by Curtis Lemieux and Amy Green. Part of an ongoing project that centers around a mutual love of materiality and process. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800 or www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Nov. 23: “Cruel Season: Artists Reflecting on Drought and Fire,” an exhibition of photography, painting and poetry that shows how local artists have responded to disasters and drought. Through Sept. 28: “Diamonds are Forever,” replicas of historical bling. Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through Oct. 2. “Stripes!” Three-dimensional multimedia constructions by P.T. Tiersky. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-0177 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI GALLERY 353 Ongoing. Coastal Central California and Ojai Valley plein air, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings by Ventura County artists, including Norman Kirk, Ruben Franco, Lynn Byrne Simon and Emily Goldfield. A large-scale outdoor corten steel sculpture by Mark Benker. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.  353 Montana Road, Ojai. 798-0010 or OjaiGallery353.com
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through Nov. 18. “Transitions,” art work featuring the vibrant colors of the changing seasons and transforming landscapes. Art demonstrations every Saturday in October, noon-3 p.m. 315 E. Main St., Ventura, www.redbrickart.com.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 2. “Quintessential California,” more than 60 paintings that highlight the enduring beauty of the Golden State, by members of the California Art Club. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  Through Oct. 12: “From Wet Plate to Pixel: Three Centuries of Photographic Processes.” This photography exhibition features work by Ventura County fine-art photographers, including Luther Gerlach, Stephen Schafer, Lis Schwitters, Lisa Dodge and Jim Fitzgerald. Explore the variety of processes being practiced locally, from historical to contemporary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART’S BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Sept. 26. “Crème de la Crème,” annual juried membership show features work by 45 SCIART members. Hours: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368.
SESSIONS AT THE LOFT Through Sept. 30. “Saving Africa,” nature photography by Christopher Ward. 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-3333.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through Oct. 7. “Bigger is Better: 3 Floors of VERY Large Artwork.” 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.venturacountyartscouncil.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Sept. 27.  “Then and Now,” works by master printer James L. Webb who is also featured in the Focus on the Masters archive. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM  Through Sept. 28.  “A Harvest of Fall Color: The Artwork of Gail Faulkner.” Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 11. “Dangerous, Deadly, Sssnakes,” life-size reproductions of some of the largest and most venomous snakes in the world. Learn all about them. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076. 
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Stand next to the antique cannon guarding “The Gun Deck” and the formidable battle paintings. Enjoy the panoramic harbor view as a backdrop to the “armada” of historic ship models in the North Gallery. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.  
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Dec. 31. “The Art of Bugatti,” featuring vintage French art deco cars and art by the Bugatti family. Ongoing: Display of French vintage art deco cars, including Bugattis, Delages and Voisins. Open Saturdays by reservation. $12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400, www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Through Sept. 28. Modernism at the Murphy featuring midcentury cars, furniture and art. Ongoing: Cars from every period on display, including Packards. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.  
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. A national historic landmark that preserves the rancho California culture with adobe buildings. Also the location and inspiration for the famed novel Ramona. Tours by appointment. Closed to public tours in December and January and during inclement weather. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.  
REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganlibrary.com
SEABEE MUSEUM  Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. The mission of the Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historical material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in Building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. 
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.  

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

CALIFORNIA BEER FEST AND BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 20, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ending Ventura County Beer Week is the California Beer Festival. Come experience over 130 craft beers on tap, food trucks and live music throughout the day from Rey Fresco, Dr. M and Petty Theft. On Sunday, come back for the Blues and BBQ festival to watch legendary guitarist Tab Benoit and Gary Hoey; Trampled Under Foot; Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and more headline the BBQ competition as master pit masters compete for your votes. $25-$109. Mission Park, 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.californiabeerfestival.com.
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER SONG
Friday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Vocalist Loanne Wullaert brings together some of the best and brightest from Ventura County’s music and theater communities for an evening of song and dance. Familiar standards, show tunes and handpicked pop songs will be featured in this world-class production designed for the whole family. FREE. Friday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m. Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, www.venturatheater.net.
 
 
 

THOUSAND OAKS ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21.

The Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes become the stage and gallery for a spectacular weekend of visual and performing art, including performances of Shakespeare, dance, works by more than 60 local artists, live music and art workshops. Special appearances by New West Symphony, Los Robles Children’s Choir, Ballet Folklorico (pictured), Cabrillo Music Theatre and more. Plenty for the whole family to enjoy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For details visit www.toartsfestival.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY HOSTS CREATIVE JOURNALING Noon-2 p.m. In this workshop, participants will explore the cancer journey and learn lessons that often accompany it. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, call 379-4777.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: FOG AND WRECKS 6:30 p.m. Local author Ken Alpine will talk of his several books, including “Fog,” a  mystery that unfolds on the wreck-strewn coast of Cape Cod in 1882. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information, call 984-6260.
C.I. GULLS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Members are asked to bring a friend or neighbor; a raffle will be offered with prizes and with proceeds going to charity. Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For more information, call 263-6062.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF MOORPARK MEETING 6:30 p.m. Banker, lawyer and columnist Raymond Freeman will speak on the causes and problems of income inequality. Moorpark Country Club Restaurant, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark. For more information, call 338-5582.
FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD 2 7:30 p.m. Joe Cross returns after losing weight on a 60-day juice fast in the first film to discuss health issues in America. $6.50-$12.50. Century RiverPark 16 and XD, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
YOUNG ADULTS WEB SERIES PRESENTS THINGS LEFT UNSAID 4:30 p.m. This web series brings PTSD front and center by portraying a Marine veteran with PTSD and an artsy hipster struggling to find love and acceptance.  The writer, producer, director, and one of the principal characters will lead a discussion after the screening. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information,visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.

~ FRIDAY ~

CAMARILLO CONCERT SERIES 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW 8 p.m. The anniversary show will feature The Sweet Potatoes and Kiki Ebsen. $13. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarillocafe.com.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS: FOR THE LOVE OF ART EVENT 6-10 p.m. A 20th anniversary celebration and fundraising gala featuring artist Roger Kellaway to benefit Focus on the Masters, a no-profit arts education program, resource library and archive, with a reception and dinner. $20-$100. Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.focusonthemasters.com.
THE ROSE ENSEMBLE “LAND OF THREE FAITHS” VOCAL CONCERT 7:30 p.m. The Rose Ensemble, an award-winning vocal group based in Minnesota, will perform “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims,” which blends songs from each faith. CLU Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY REGULAR MEETING 7 p.m. Dr. Joy Crisp of JPL will highlight the major scientific findings of the Mars Rover Curiosity and discuss future missions. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.vcas.org.

~ SATURDAY ~

NINTH ANNUAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DAY FOR KIDS 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The free event boasts a family-fun atmosphere, with games, prizes, face painting, jolly jumpers, a rock wall, a petting zoo, Gamez on Wheelz and pony rides along with food and more. Martin V. Smith Youth Center, 1900 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.positiveplace4kids.org.
30TH ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY 9 a.m.-noon. This event is expected to bring thousands of residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations together to collect trash and debris from Ventura County’s beaches. For more information and locations, visit www.vccoastcleanup.org.
AUDUBON SOCIETY BEGINNERS BIRD WALK AT SURFERS KNOLL/SANTA CLARA ESTUARY 8:30 a.m. Join wildlife experts on a walk through the natural Ventura landscape in search of rare birds. For more information and directions, call 640-9037.
BOCCALI’S 13TH ANNUAL TOMATO FESTIVAL AND WINE TASTING 4:30-8:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet includes Boccali’s favorites, featuring its seasonal farm-fresh produce. Live entertainment provided by Blue Latitude, and a farm stand will be on site. Wine tasting features local Ojai wineries. $25. Boccali’s Ojai, 3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.boccalis.com.
CHANNEL ISLANDS LANDING MARINER’S SWAP MEET 8 a.m.-3 p.m. New and Used sail and power boat equipment, fishing and scuba gear, surfboards, trailers, dinghies, outboards and more will be up for sale or swap. Channel Islands Landing, 3821 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. For more information, call 985-6269.
CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL CONCERT 7 p.m. The evening of traditional Chinese and Western music will feature local groups, including the Thousand Oaks Folk Ensemble, the Westlake Village Symphony, the Dancing String Chamber, the Yang Sheng Choir and the In-Harmony Chorus. CLU Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.callutheran.edu.
GROUND OPERATIONS: BATTLEFIELDS TO FARMFIELDS 2:30 p.m. Film producer Dulanie Ellis will present the screening of her documentary celebrating the continuing service veterans give to their communities as some transition into agricultural careers. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 3-6 p.m. An open house featuring “Peacemakers,”  “Peace One Day,” “The Day after Peace” and more. E.P. Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, email kathyok5@yahoo.com.
JOSE MENDOZA: THE POEM OF LIFE BOOK SIGNING 5-7 p.m. This poetic self-help book uses poetry drawn from life’s true story to enlighten and inspire. Author Jose Mendoza will sign copies of his book. Barnes and Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
MOONLIGHT AT THE RANCH VIII 5:30-11 p.m. Moonlight at the Ranch returns with this year’s theme being “Polynesian Paradise!” Headlining the event will be Hawaiian muscle dancers and the eclectic band HR7, and local restaurants serving food. $65. Limoneira Ranch, 1141 Cummings Road, Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.moonlightattheranch.com.
TWILIGHT ZONE AND SCIENCE FICTION WEEKEND 10 a.m.-8 p.m (and Sunday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Writers from the classic TV series The Twilight Zone, Earl Hamner Jr. and George Clayton Johnson, will sign their books The Twilight Zone Scripts and talk about their writing careers in film and television; and other sci-fi masters will sign over the weekend. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information and a full lineup, visit www.bankofbooks.com/event/ventura-twilight-zone-science-fiction-weekend-3

~ sunday ~

BOOKKEEPER ASSOCIATION OF VENTURA COUNTY SEMINAR 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This program will cover Quickbooks online set-up, transactions and bank feeds in three segments. $60-$85. Ventura Adult Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road, Ventura. For more information, call 218-1425.
CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS SWING SHIFT BIG BAND 1-4:30 p.m. The 18-piece ensemble features the big-band sounds of music from the ’30s to the ’50s. $7-$10. Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.channelcitiesjazzclub.org.
HONEY (MIELE) 4:30 p.m. A thought-provoking character study of a woman who helps terminally ill people die with dignity as she faces a life-changing situation. $7-$10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
VENTURA PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH 8 a.m. People of all ages will march in solidarity with the march in NYC calling on world leaders to take action against global warming. Begins at Ventura City Corps, 77 N. California St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturacitycorps.com.

~ MONDAY ~

VENTURA HARBOR COMEDY FESTIVAL Monday, Sept. 22, through Tuesday, Sept. 28. Year four of the 2014 Ventura Comedy Festival promises to be the best one yet. Comedians include Randy Lubas, Adam Carolla, Craig Shoemaker, Maz Jobrani and Miranda Sings. The events will take place at various locations around town and feature $1,500 to the winner of the Ventura Comedy Competition. For more information and for a full schedule, visit www.venturacomedyfestival.com.
PEACE ACTIVIST KATHY KELLY 6:30-8:30 p.m. Renowned peace activist Kathy Kelly will be speaking about war and militarism, which will be followed by a nonviolent protest on Tuesday, Sept. 23, against war, based in Port Hueneme. Cal Lutheran University, Roth Nelson Room, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.campaignnonviolence.org.

~ TUESDAY ~

CESAR CHAVEZ 7:15 p.m. The first feature film to tell the epic story of founder of the United Farm Workers and still-controversial social activist Cesar Chavez. $5-$10. Ventura Film Society’s Screening Room, 420 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.
PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS MONTHLY MEETING 7 p.m. PFLAG provides support, education and advocacy to the families and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura. For more information, call 650-3327.
PINTS AND PORK: BEER WEEK FOUR-COURSE BEER PAIRING DINNER 6:30-9:30 p.m., Public School 805. Chef Nathan Heartman will create pork-inspired dishes paired with craft beers from The Bruery. $60. Public School 805, 120 Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks. For more information and to register, visit www.bit.ly/1r3rX4t.
“RELIGION AND MEDICINE: A HEALTHY OR HOLY RELATIONSHIP?” 5:30-7 p.m. Featured speakers Dr. Jim Hornstein, Rabbi Prof. Elliott Dorf, Father Luke Dysinger and Chaplain Curtis Hotchkiss will speak on the role religion has in medicine. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

“BOOK PUBLISHING 1-2-3” 7-8 p.m. This program will feature a quick glimpse at today’s dynamic book business including traditional, electronic and self-publishing options. $15. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 635-1233.
POET FRANK MONTESONTI 4 p.m. Montesonti has published two full-length poetry collections, including “Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope,” and will read from them. Cal Lutheran University, Rolland Gallery in William Rolland Stadium, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 493-3825.       

OPENING THEATER

NINE TO FIVE Sept. 20 through Oct. 26.  The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents the hilarious musical adapted from the film that garnered Dolly Parton Oscar, Grammy and Tony awards. Directed by Fred Helsel with musical direction by Gary Poirot. $18-$24. 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.   

ONGOING THEATER

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Through Sept. 20. Conejo Players presents a newly adapted version of the dramatic true story of people hiding from Nazis during World War II as told through the eyes and ears of a young girl. $16-18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
HEROES Through Oct. 12. Santa Paula Theater Center presents this play about three elderly war veterans plotting to break free from their boring existence. Fed up with just reliving old war stories, they begin looking for adventure beyond the cemetery they overlook from their patio each day. A plan to escape their humdrum existence develops as they imagine the freedom beyond — Indochina or just the hill behind the poplars. Touted by the London Daily Telegraph as “Hilarious and moving . . . achingly funny and piercingly sad,” Heroes was the recipient of the Lawrence Olivier Best New Comedy Award. $15-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
THE FANTASTICKS Through Sept. 21. Panic! Productions presents the newly imagined staging of the longest-running show in the history of American theater. Producers promise that even those very familiar with the musical will be surprised and delighted by Panic!’s interpretation. $20-22. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
GUYS AND DOLLS Through Sept. 21. High Street Arts Center presents the classic Broadway musical about crazy love. $16-25. For tickets, call 529-8700 or visit www.highstreetartscenter.com.
OF MICE AND MEN Through Sept. 21. Ojai ACT presents John Steinbeck’s moving story of a deep friendship among workers who dream of a better life but are thwarted by prejudice and cruelty. $10-18. 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
THE MOTHERFU**ER WITH THE HAT Through Oct. 5. The Flying H Group presents the dark comedy about love, friendship and addiction. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com.
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY Through Sept. 19. Brad Zimmerman’s hysterical and bittersweet tale of his 29-year struggle to “make it” in New York as an actor and comedian while “temporarily” waiting tables to make a living. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 449-2100 or www.toaks.org.
VENTURA IMPROV COMEDY Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. The VIC’s Fresh Fridays are intended to showcase the talents of improvisers of all experience levels; newer improvisers rock it out with veteran VIC members. All shows will be a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.           

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through Sept. 27.  “Doors to Dimension: Get Your Gauvin On,” featuring repurposed and reimagined doors created by community artists, originally displayed at Art City, in the Community Room. Closing reception on Sept. 27, 3-6 p.m. Through Sept. 28, “toomuchconfusion,” works by Newbury Park artist Bill Solomon. Tool Room Gallery, 432 N. Ventura Ave., 643-1960.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Oct. 4. “Essential Ingredients,” paintings by Gail Pidduck. 700 E. Main.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 23. “The Painted Line: Works on Paper and Canvas” by Julia Pinkham. Ongoing: Permanent collection includes regional Hispanic art and other contemporary offerings. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8158, www.carnegieam.org.
CSUCI Through Sept. 26. “Destination Out: Photographic Explorations Into the Unknown,” an experimental photography exhibition that blurs the lines between real and abstract by Los Angeles-based photographer and editor Dean Brierly. CI’s Napa Hall Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ventura Street on the CI Campus, 437-2772.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 2. “Visions From the Third Planet,” a solo exhibition of work by Steve Cook, whose colorful photorealistic paintings have been used on wine labels, national advertisements and magazines. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800.
GALLERY 525 Through Oct. 12. “Art of the Unexpected: Return of the Man Child,” a solo exhibition by Michael McCarthy. Inspired by pop art, comics and graphic novels, the artist delves into the world of desire, surrealism and irony. 525 W. Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 29. “Ripples*Waves*Curls,” a multimedia group show that uses summer in Southern California as its subject. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-2747 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 2. “The Journey,” works by Carolin Peters. Soiland Humanities Center at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 444-7716.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Oct. 24. “In the Company of Myrtle,” a two-person exhibit by Curtis Lemieux and Amy Green. Part of an ongoing project that centers around a mutual love of materiality and process. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800 or www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Sept. 28. “Diamonds are Forever,” replicas of historical bling. Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through Oct. 2. “Stripes!” Three-dimensional multimedia constructions by P.T. Tiersky. Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. 646-0177 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI GALLERY 353 Ongoing. Coastal Central California and Ojai Valley plein air, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings by Ventura County artists, including Norman Kirk, Ruben Franco, Lynn Byrne Simon and Emily Goldfield. A large-scale outdoor corten steel sculpture by Mark Benker. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 353 Montana Road, Ojai. 798-0010 or OjaiGallery353.com
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.   
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 2. “Quintessential California,” more than 60 paintings that highlight the enduring beauty of the Golden State, by members of the California Art Club. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  Through Oct. 12: “From Wet Plate to Pixel: Three Centuries of Photographic Processes.” This photography exhibition features work by Ventura County fine-art photographers, including Luther Gerlach, Stephen Schafer, Lis Schwitters, Lisa Dodge and Jim Fitzgerald. Explore the variety of processes being practiced locally, from historical to contemporary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART’S BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Sept. 26. “Crème de la Crème,” annual juried membership show features work by 45 SCIART members. Hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368.
SESSIONS AT THE LOFT Through Sept. 30. “Saving Africa,” nature photography by Christopher Ward. 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-3333 or www.sessionsattheloft.com.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER through Oct. 7. “Bigger is Better: 3 Floors of VERY Large Artwork.” 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.venturacountyartscouncil.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Sept. 27.  “Then and Now,” works by master printer James L. Webb who is also featured in the Focus on the Masters archive. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Sept. 28.  “A Harvest of Fall Color: The Artwork of Gail Faulkner.” Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 11. “Dangerous, Deadly, Sssnakes,” life size reproductions of some of the largest and most venomous snakes in the world. Learn all about them. Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076. 
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Stand next to the antique cannon guarding “The Gun Deck” and the formidable battle paintings. Enjoy the panoramic harbor view as a backdrop to the “armada” of historic ship models in the North Gallery. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.  
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Dec. 31. “The Art of Bugatti,” featuring vintage French art deco cars and art by the Bugatti family. Ongoing: Display of French vintage art deco cars, including Bugattis, Delages and Voisins. Open Saturdays by reservation. $12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400, www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: Cars from every period on display, including Packards. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.  
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. A national historic landmark that preserves the rancho California culture with adobe buildings. Also the location and inspiration for the famed novel Ramona. Tours by appointment. Closed to public tours in December and January and during inclement weather. 5164 E Telegraph Road, Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.  
REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganlibrary.com
SEABEE MUSEUM Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. The mission of the Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historical material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in Building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. 
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.  

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

ALOHA BEACH FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.

Two full days of arts and crafts, vendors, live performances, K9 Frisbee, the C-Street Longboard Classic, Frisbee Outrigger, paddleboard races and a beer garden, plus live entertainment from local rock bands. Shoreline Drive, Ventura. For more information, visit www.alohabeachfestival.us.
 
 
 

HEROES Through Oct. 12.
Santa Paula Theater Center presents this play about three elderly war veterans plotting to break free from their boring existence. Fed up with just reliving old war stories, they begin looking for adventure beyond the cemetery they overlook from their patio each day. A plan to escape their humdrum existence develops as they imagine the freedom beyond —  Indochina or just the hill behind the poplars. Touted by the London Daily Telegraph as “Hilarious and moving . . . achingly funny and piercingly sad,” Heroes was the recipient of the Lawrence Olivier Best New Comedy Award. $15-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
 
 
 

GALLERY 525
Sept. 11 through Oct. 12.

“Art of the Unexpected: Return of the Man Child,” a solo exhibition by Michael McCarthy. Inspired by pop art, comics and graphic novels, the artist delves into the world of desire, surrealism and irony. Reception on Saturday, Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m. 525 W. Roblar Ave., Ojai. 798-0407 or www.gallery525.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND PREPAREDNESS 6:42 a.m. The Oxnard Fire Department will hold a vigil for the firefighters and lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Various locations. For more information, call 385-7720.
THE 9/11 NEVER FORGET PROJECT 8 a.m. On Sept. 10, the students at the Villanova Prep School will set up 2,977 flags in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, and on Sept. 11, the student body and faculty will gather on the playing fields to say a prayer. Villanova Preparatory School Soccer Field, 12096 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.villanovaprep.org/news/detail/?id=211.
“ADDRESSING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: A PRIMARY PREVENTION PERSPECTIVE” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This panel will focus on proven approaches to dealing with mental-health issues and substance abuse before they reach the crisis level. VCCF Nonprofit Center, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. For more information, call 330-6972.
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER BETSY BLANCHARD CHESS 2 p.m. Chess will share many of her favorite publishing adventures as publisher of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County’s The Broadcaster Magazine. Museum of Ventura County, Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
HE SANG, SHE SANG 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will feature local talent singing songs typically sung by the opposite gender. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org.
OXNARD BALLROOM DANCE CLUB 6:30-10 p.m. (Thursdays). Free dance lessons and a general Latin and swing dance will be held at this weekly event. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, call 340-5226.
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE PRESENTATION 7-9 p.m. An evening with Darren Doherty, who will share his vision of restoring degraded agriculture, and other broad-acre landscapes, throughout the world. $5. Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org.

~ FRIDAY ~

C4 CENTRAL COAST COMIC CON 4-9 p.m. (through Sunday, Sept. 14). All things of and relating to comic books will be featured at this convention, with professional cosplayers, retailers and celebrity guests. $27-$105. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturacomiccon.com
FRESH ROASTED CONCERTS: ERIC BIBB 7:30 p.m. Eric will sing selections from his album “Jericho Road,” a journey through blues, folk and world inspirations. $32-$45. Matilija Auditorium, 428 Bryant Circle, 106, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ptgo.org.
THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA 20TH ANNIVERSARY FREE CONCERT 6:30 p.m. Celebrating the Civic Arts Plaza’s 20th anniversary and new sound system, the plaza will host smooth-jazz pianist David Benoit, American Idol’s Brooke White and comedian Wendy Liebman. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

~ SATURDAY ~

ANIMAL TELEPATHY WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and Sunday, Sept. 14). Carol Gurney will teach the basics of telepathic communication, first with other students and then with animals who are at the workshop. $325. For more information and to register, visit www.GurneyInstitute.org.
CELEBRACION DE SALSA FEAT. RICARDO LEMVO Y MAKINA LOCA 6 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. concert. An eight-piece Afro-Cuban salsa orchestra will perform, with a tequila tasting and food trucks available before the concert. $25-$35. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 653-0323, ext. 315.
HARBOR CRUISE AND WINE TASTING 7-9 p.m. The Island Packers private boating company will host a wine tasting aboard a private vessel served by Herzog Wine Cellars as it meanders through the Ventura Harbor. $38-$42. Island Packers, 1691 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105b, Ventura. For more information, visit www.islandpackers.com.
KIWANIS PEANUT DAY Various times and locations. Members of the Simi Valley Kiwanis Club will be present at stores and other locations selling Kiwanis Peanuts as a fundraiser for Simi Valley-area programs. For more information and locations, visit www.simivalleykiwanis.com.
MAYHEM: FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MARCOS MAIDANA 2 5 p.m. Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions present the second bout between the two fighters on the big screen. $18-$20. Century RiverPark 16 and XD, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE MCCREA RANCH 7:30-9:30 p.m. The feature film will be Beach Blanket Bingo a 1965 comedy with  Jody McCrea as Bonehead. $10. McCrea Ranch Visitors Center, Thousand Oaks. For more information and location, visit www.crpd.org/mccrea.
SURFRIDER’S PINTS AGAINST PLASTIC EVENT 6-11 p.m. In celebration of the Surfrider Foundation’s 30th anniversary and to benefit Rise Above Plastics Ventura County, the chapter will host a party featuring beer by Surf Brewery. The W Gallery, 494 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/q5cwdd5.
VENTURA AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRD WALK 8:30 a.m. Birders will drive and walk as they bird Canada Larga Road canyon and one of the best birding hotspots in Ventura County. For more information and location, contact fieldtrips@conejovalleyaudubon.org

~ SUNDAY ~

CALIFORNIA BEER WEEK Various times, locations, through Sunday, Sept. 21. The annual celebration of all things beer kicks off this Sunday with a NorCal vs. SoCal day at Spencer Makenzie’s, a Firestone Walker tap takeover at Winchester’s on Monday and various other events around town leading up to the California Beer Festival. For more information, visit www.venturacountybeerweek.com.
CAMERATA PACIFICA’S 25TH SEASON OPENING CONCERT 3 p.m. The Camerata Pacifica symphony will perform pieces from Mozart, Schubert and Harbison as part of its opening concert. $10-$40. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Rd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cameratapacifica.org.
LIFE ITSELF 4:30 p.m. A portrait of noted film critic Roger Ebert through his rich career as a journalist and writer. $7-$10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR 2 p.m. The church invites the community to come, learn and share in this faith-based discussion with suicide prevention experts. Ascension Lutheran Church and School, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.alcto.org.
VENTURA VINTAGE HOT RODS HARBOR RUN 8 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 300 classic cars from 1975 and earlier will be on display. Participating cars range from street rods, muscle cars and customs to pickups. Channel Islands Harbor, 3810 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.venturavintagerods.org

~ MONDAY ~

BOOK DISCUSSION: “WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR” 1:30-2:45 p.m. A librarian will lead a book discussion on the book’s themes, part of the “War Comes Home” programming series. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net.
ILO ILO 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 West Fifth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
JULIE SARDONIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REINS OF H.O.P.E. 10:30 a.m. Julie will explain how her specially trained horses provide cutting-edge therapy to veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injury and various emotional issues in cases where traditional therapy has been less successful. Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardlibrary.net/.
“THE WORLD’S GREATEST FAITHS” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dr. Brock Travis teaches the core ideas of Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, call 320-6079.

~ TUESDAY ~

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 7 p.m. Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby star in the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, broadcast into theaters from a live performance in London, filmed earlier in the day. $13-$15. Century RiverPark 16 and XD, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
THE OJAI PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB PRESENTS RICHARD SALAS 7 p.m. Salas specializes in underwater nature and commercial photography, and his A.S.K. Studio has been based in Santa Barbara since 1980. Salas will present some of his work and discuss his methods. Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiphotoclub.com.
PAIN WORKSHOP: NECK, BACK AND SHOULDER PAIN 6-7 p.m. Dr. Joseph Cabaret, a pain management specialist, will discuss various treatment options available. Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, E117, Camarillo. For more information, call 388-1952, ext. 100.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

TALES FROM THE ROAD: JOHN BUXTON 6:30 p.m. An art appraiser and buyer based in Dallas, Texas, who has appeared on Antiques Roadshow will lead a discussion on the business of antiques. Thousand Oaks Library Community Room, 140 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.cmato.org.
ZVOICE OF THE ARTS SPECIAL WORKSHOP 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Collaborative Models” will be the focus of this art workshop, hosted by the Ventura County Community Foundation and the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley. $40. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.conejoarts.org.       

OPENING THEATER

THE MOTHERFU**ER WITH THE HAT Sept. 12 through Oct. 5. The Flying H Group presents the dark comedy about love, friendship and addiction. $15. 6368 Bristol Road, Ventura, www.flyinghgroup.com.   

ONGOING THEATER

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Through Sept. 20. Conejo Players presents a newly adapted version of the dramatic true story of people hiding from Nazis during World War II as told through the eyes and ears of a young girl. $16-18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
THE FANTASTICKS Through Sept. 21. Panic! Productions presents the newly imagined staging of the longest-running show in the history of American theater. Producers promise that even those very familiar with the musical will be surprised and delighted by Panic!’s interpretation. $20-22. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
GUYS AND DOLLS Through Sept. 21. High Street Arts Center presents the classic Broadway musical about crazy love. $16-25. For tickets, call 529-8700 or visit www.highstreetartscenter.com.
OF MICE AND MEN Through Sept. 21. Ojai ACT presents John Steinbeck’s moving story of a deep friendship among workers who dream of a better life but are thwarted by prejudice and cruelty. $10-18. 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY Through Sept. 19. Brad Zimmerman’s hysterical and bittersweet tale of his 29-year struggle to “make it” in New York as an actor and comedian while “temporarily” waiting tables to make a living. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 449-2100 or www.toaks.org.
TALLEY’S FOLLY Through Sept. 14. Skyway Playhouse presents this Pulitzer and Drama Critics’ Circle award-winning play set in real time about an unlikely love affair. $10-18. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org.  
VENTURA IMPROV COMEDY Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. The VIC’s Fresh Fridays are intended to showcase the talents of improvisers of all experience levels; newer improvisers rock it out with veteran VIC members. All shows will be a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.          

OPENING ART

VENTURA ART AND STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL Sept. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Previously known as Arts in the Park, this annual event will showcase artists and their work as well as 35 street painters’ sidewalk chalk murals and live music. This year’s featured artist is sculptor Arline Tepper. Proceeds from the event will go to FOOD Share. Ventura Harbor Village at Spinnaker Drive and Harbor Boulevard, www.venturaharborvillage.com.  

ONGOING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Through Sept. 28, “toomuchconfusion,” works by Newbury Park artist Bill Solomon. Tool Room Gallery,   432 N. Ventura Ave., 643-1960.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Sept. 15:  paintings and installation by CAM studio artist Yenting “Ryo” De Smidt. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8158, www.carnegieam.org.
CSUCI Through Sept. 26. “Destination Out: Photographic Explorations Into the Unknown,” an experimental photography exhibition that blurs the lines between real and abstract by Los Angeles-based photographer and editor Dean Brierly. CI’s Napa Hall Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ventura Street on the CI Campus, 437-2772.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 2. “Visions From the Third Planet,” a solo exhibition of work by Steve Cook, whose colorful photorealistic paintings have been used on wine labels, national advertisements and magazines. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800.
GALERIE 102 Through Sept. 14. “Cycles and Spires,” an exploration of the cyclical nature of life and death through continual motion in different mediums featuring paintings by James Wills and sculpture by Elisa Berry Fonseca. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, 640-0151.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 29. “Ripples*Waves*Curls,” a multimedia group show that uses summer in Southern California as its subject. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-2747 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 2. “The Journey,” works by Carolin Peters. Soiland Humanities Center at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 444-7716.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Oct. 24. “In the Company of Myrtle,” a two-person exhbit by Curtis Lemieux and Amy Green. Part of an ongoing project that centers around a mutual love of materiality and process. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800 or www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.  
OJAI GALLERY 353 Ongoing. Coastal Central California and Ojai Valley plein air, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings by Ventura County artists, including Norman Kirk, Ruben Franco, Lynn Byrne Simon and Emily Goldfield. A large-scale outdoor corten steel sculpture by Mark Benker. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.  353 Montana Road, Ojai. 798-0010 or OjaiGallery353.com
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.  
RED BRICK GALLERY Through Sept. 16. “Sun Drenched,” featuring art that explores rhythm, movement and light travel. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or redbrickart.com.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 2. “Quintessential California,” more than 60 paintings that highlight the enduring beauty of the Golden State, by members of the California Art Club. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  Through Oct. 12: “From Wet Plate to Pixel: Three Centuries of Photographic Processes.” This photography exhibition features work by Ventura County fine-art photographers, including Luther Gerlach, Stephen Schafer, Lis Schwitters, Lisa Dodge and Jim Fitzgerald. Explore the variety of processes being practiced locally, from historical to contemporary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SCIART’S BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Sept. 26. “Crème de la Crème,” annual juried membership show features work by 45 SCIART members. Hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368.
SESSIONS AT THE LOFT Through Sept. 30. “Saving Africa,” nature photography by Christopher Ward. 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-3333 or www.sessionsattheloft.com.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through Oct. 7. “Bigger is Better: 3 Floors of VERY Large Artwork.” Reception on Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.venturacountyartscouncil.org.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through Sept. 27.  “Then and Now,” works by master printer James L. Webb who is also featured in the Focus on the Masters archive. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Jan. 11. “Dangerous, Deadly, Sssnakes,” life size reproductions of some of the largest and most venomous snakes in the world. Learn all about them. Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-0076. 
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Stand next to the antique cannon guarding “The Gun Deck” and the formidable battle paintings. Enjoy the panoramic harbor view as a backdrop to the “armada” of historic ship models in the North Gallery. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.  
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Dec. 31. “The Art of Bugatti,” featuring vintage French art deco cars and art by the Bugatti family. Ongoing: Display of French vintage art deco cars, including Bugattis, Delages and Voisins. Open Saturdays by reservation. $12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400, www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: Cars from every period on display, including Packards. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.  
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. A national historic landmark that preserves the rancho California culture with adobe buildings. Also the location and inspiration for the famed novel Ramona. Tours by appointment. Closed to public tours in December and January and during inclement weather. 5164 E Telegraph Road, Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.  
REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganlibrary.com
SEABEE MUSEUM Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. The mission of the Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historical material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in Building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. 
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.  

Picks of the Week – Happenings

Picks of the Week – Happenings

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY BLUES BENEFIT 2014
Sunday, Sept. 7, 3-6 p.m.

This annual show benefits Khepera House, a local drug rehab and recovery program that has been serving families and individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. Tommy Marsh and Bad Dog will headline, supported by Brian Batchley and Friends, while in the back room Guy Martin (pictured) will headline supported by 50 Sticks of Dynamite. $20-25. Bombay Bar & Grill, 143 S. California St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.keytothehighwaybluesbenefit.com.
 
 
 

VENTURA BEACH PARTY AND MARATHON
Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7,
11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., respectively.

Featuring live music, a beer garden, beach games, kids’ activities, arts and crafts booths, local vendors, health expo and more, the second annual beach party, hosted by Player’s Casino, will also feature a farm-to-table barbecue by chef West of the Patio Restaurant while the Ventura Marathon occurs, with runners traveling from the Ventura Pier to the Port Hueneme pier. Live bands include UnUsual Suspects, Sprayface and Good Rocky’s Revolver. Ventura Pier, Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturabeachparty.com or www.venturamarathon.com.
 

 
~ THURSDAY ~

MEETING OF THE CAMARILLO DEMOCRATIC CLUB 6:15 p.m. The speaker will be Eric C. Bauman, vice chair of the Democratic Party since 2009. Orchid Building, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. For more information, call 389-9683.
FORDS AND FOLKS 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Over 200 classic Flat Head Fords and Mercurys will gather for the Western National Meet of the Early Ford V8 Club. Hyatt Westlake, 880 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For more information, call 340-2365.

~ FRIDAY ~

BUENA CROSS-COUNTRY INVITATIONAL 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nearly 2,000 high school students will participate in this run from the Pierpont community to the downtown Ventura pier. San Buenaventura State Beach to Ventura Pier. For more information, visit www.pierpontcouncil.org.
MUSIC AT THE AG PRESENTS THE DELFINOS 7:30-9:30 p.m. Classic R&B tunes will permeate the museum’s atmosphere, while a fusion food truck will feed visitors. This event follows Santa Paula’s monthly Main Street cruise. $2-10. Museum of Ventura County Agricultural Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org

~ SATURDAY ~
CHILD DEVELOPMENT EXPERT DR. KARYN PURVIS 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Purvis explores a relational and holistic approach to building trust and nurturing children based on the neuroscience behind attachment and development. $25. Camarillo Community Church, 1322 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.casapacifica.org/training.
CLASSICS ON THE COAST CAR SHOW 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 300 custom and classic. Celebrity judges Ray McClelland, owner of Full Throttle Kutomz and Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann will award prizes. Attendees can enter to win a raffle. Raffle prizes include a 42 inch flat panel TV. Downtown Ventura, Ventura. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClassicsOnTheCoast.
FOOD PRESERVATION SERIES: DEHYDRATION TECHNIQUES 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. The final class in this series features dehydration techniques and equipment. Risa Horowitz will demonstrate making flaxseed crackers, kale chips and other dried foods. $35-40. Reservations are required. For more information, location and to RSVP, call 669-8445.
GARDENS OF INNOCENCE BY THE SEA BURIAL 10 a.m. The first service and dedication of Garden of Innocence by the Sea, a small portion of the cemetery reserved for abandoned children. Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura. For more information, visit www.gardenofinnocence.org
~ SUNDAY ~

CITIZENS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS MONTHLY MEETING 3-5 p.m. Supervisor Steve Bennett will talk about recent Supreme Court decisions Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC and various decisions by lower courts. E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.c-p-r.net.
DISRUPTION 6:30 p.m. A film documenting activists attempt to change the narrative regarding climate change will be followed by a Q&A session with several action groups. E.P. Foster Topping Room, Ventura Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/1sXId9m.
HOLISTIC HEALING FAIR 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holistic health practitioners will be on hand demonstrating their techniques and offering free energy healing sessions. Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.healinginamerica.com.
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING 1:30-3:30 p.m. This session will take you step-by-step through the process of using JewishGen’s features: how to search the databases, how to make inquiries and how to add your own data. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.JGSCV.org

~ MONDAY ~

CLEAN-CUT AMERICAN KIDS: THE STORY OF ILL REPUTE BOOK AND FILM SCREENING 6 p.m. The story of one of the original bands who started the “Nardcore” movement, with a book reading by Jennifer Jo Mueller and documentary viewing with Q&A session. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For more information, call 526-1735.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER 6-8 p.m. A licensed beauty professional will give makeup and skin-care tips and give suggestions for using wigs and headwear, hosted by the Cancer Support Community. 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportvvsb.org.
STOP-SMOKING CLASS 5:30-7 p.m. The eight-session class includes sessions on how to handle smoking urges, how to handle stress and moods and how to handle slips. $50. CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Road, suite 105, Ventura. For more information, call 667-2818.

~ TUESDAY ~

AN EVENING WITH SUSAN TIBBLES 6-7:30 p.m. An artist spotlight interview with Susan Tibbles, an assemblage artist and illustrator. $5-$10. The Comedy Club at the Harbor, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, suite 205, Ventura. For more information, visit www.focusonthemasters.com.
THE BUSINESS OF IMMIGRANT DETENTION, IS IT WORTH THE COST? 7-8:30 p.m. Gordon Clint, a member of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice — ¬ Ventura County, will discuss the costs of detention centers to the taxpayers. Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 499-1880.
CMHS SPEAKER SERIES FEAT. JOINT PAIN: ATHLETIC INJURIES AND ARTHRITIS 6-8 p.m. Whether you are experiencing arthritis pain, a sports injury, or are considering surgery, this free seminar is designed for you, presented by two orthopedic surgeons. Nichols Auditorium, eighth floor, Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cmhshealth.org.
CUTIE AND THE BOXER 7:15 p.m. The sometimes-volatile relationship between two artists is featured in this Oscar-nominated documentary. The Ventura Film Society’s Screening Room, 420 E.Santa Clara St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturafilmsociety.com.

~ WEDNESDAY ~

DATE TO CREATE: MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP WITH DONNA LOWY 7-9:30 p.m. A tour of a yet-to-open exhibition will be followed by wine, food and a creating a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece of art. $45-$50. Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S. C St., Oxnard. For more information, call 385-8171.
THE VENTURA COUNTY LAW LIBRARY PRESENTS LANDLORD-TENANT ISSUES 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attorney Kurt Strauss will discuss the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. Ventura County Law Library, Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.vencolawlib.org.       

OPENING THEATER

THE FANTASTICKS Sept. 5-21. Panic! Productions presents the newly imagined staging of the longest-running show in the history of American theater. Producers promise that even those very familiar with the musical will be surprised and delighted by Panic!’s interpretation. $20-22. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
HEROES Sept. 5 through Oct. 12. Santa Paula Theater Center presents this play about three elderly war veterans plotting to break free of the nursing home they occupy in search of adventure. $15-20. 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. 525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.   

ONGOING THEATER

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Through Sept. 20. Conejo Players presents a newly adapted version of the dramatic true story of people hiding from Nazis during World War II as told through the eyes and ears of a young girl. $16-18. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 495-3715 or www.conejoplayers.org.
GUYS AND DOLLS Through Sept. 21. High Street Arts Center presents the classic Broadway musical about crazy love. $16-25. For tickets, call 529-8700 or visit www.highstreetartscenter.com.
LA INFAMIA/INFAMY Through Sept. 6. Teatro de las Americas presents this play by avant-garde Mexican playwright Oscar Liera that compassionately explores themes of family dysfunction. For mature audiences. $5-25. Oxnard College Black Box Theatre. For more information, call 983-2876 or visit www.teatrodelasamericas.org
OF MICE AND MEN Through Sept. 21. Ojai ACT presents John Steinbeck’s moving story of a deep friendship among workers who dream of a better life but are thwarted by prejudice and cruelty. $10-18. 113 S. Montgomery St. 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org.
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY Through Sept. 19. Brad Zimmerman’s hysterical and bittersweet tale of his 29-year struggle to “make it” in New York as an actor and comedian while “temporarily” waiting tables to make a living. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 449-2100 or www.toaks.org.
TALLEY’S FOLLY Through Sept. 14. Skyway Playhouse presents this Pulitzer and Drama Critics’ Circle award-winning play set in real time about an unlikely love affair. $10-18. 388-5716 or www.skywayplayhouse.org.  
VENTURA IMPROV COMEDY Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. The VIC’s Fresh Fridays are intended to showcase the talents of improvisers of all experience levels; newer improvisers rock it out with veteran VIC members. All shows will be a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.         

OPENING ART

BELL ARTS FACTORY Friday, Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. Museum of Ventura County presents The Wasted Days Music and Art show, a showcase for young artists and DJs featuring house magic, live painting and cutting-edge art on display. Also “toomuchconfusion,” works by Newbury Park artist Bill Solomon. Tool Room Gallery,   432 N. Ventura Ave., 643-1960.
FIRST FRIDAY VENTURA Friday, Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. Every first Friday, Downtown, Midtown and Westside Ventura art spaces open their doors to showcase artwork by local and regional artists. Particiapting venues include Bell Arts Factory, Vita Art Center, Stoneworks Studios, WAV, Buenaventura Gallery, Art City, The Hud and others. For more information, visit firstfridaysventura.wordpress.com.
THE HUD Friday, Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. New regional contemporary and street-style art featured every First Friday in addition to works by in-house studio artists. Open First Fridays and by appointment. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, www.thehudventura.com.
SCIART’S BLACKBOARD GALLERY Sept. 4-26. “Crème de la Crème,” annual juried membership show features work by 45 SCIART members. Hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reception on Sept. 6, 4-6 p.m. 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 383-1368.
STONEWORKS STUDIOS Friday, Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. “Collaboration” is a group show featuring works in various mediums done collaboratively. 300 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura (entrance Park Row).
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Sept.5 through Oct. 7. “Bigger is Better: 3 Floors of VERY Large Artwork.” Reception on Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, www.venturacountyartscouncil.org.
VITA ART CENTER Sept. 5-27. “Then and Now,” works by master printer James L. Webb who is also featured in the Focus on the Masters archive. Reception on Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends by appointment. Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura. 644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.  

ONGOING ART

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Sept. 6. “Journeys Through Peace,” watercolor paintings by Laura Walter. Reception on Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m.  Hours: Tuesday through Saturday,   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Sept. 15:  Paintings and installation by CAM studio artist Yenting “Ryo” De Smidt. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 385-8158, www.carnegieam.org.
CSUCI Through Sept. 26. “Destination Out: Photographic Explorations into the Unknown,” an experimental photography exhibition that blurs the lines between real and abstract by Los Angeles-based photographer and editor Dean Brierly. CI’s Napa Hall Gallery. Reception on Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ventura Street on the CI Campus, 437-2772.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 2. “Visions From the Third Planet,” a solo exhibition of work by Steve Cook, whose colorful photorealistic paintings have been used on wine labels, national advertisements and magazines. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-1800.
GALERIE 102 Through Sept. 14. “Cycles and Spires,” an exploration of the cyclical nature of life and death through continual motion in different mediums featuring paintings by James Wills and sculpture by Elisa Berry Fonseca. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai, 640-0151.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 29. “Ripples*Waves*Curls,” a multimedia group show that uses summer in Southern California as its subject. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 381-2747 or www.hillcrestarts.com.
KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 2. “The Journey,” works by Carolin Peters. Reception on Sept. 6, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Soiland Humanities Center at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, 444-7716.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through Oct. 24. “In the Company of Myrtle,” a two-person exhbit by Curtis Lemieux and Amy Green. Part of an ongoing project that centers around a mutual love of materiality and process. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. 986-5800 or www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.  
OJAI GALLERY 353 Ongoing. Coastal Central California and Ojai Valley plein air, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings by Ventura County artists, including Norman Kirk, Ruben Franco, Lynn Byrne Simon and Emily Goldfield. A large-scale outdoor corten steel sculpture by Mark Benker. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 353 Montana Road, Ojai. 798-0010 or OjaiGallery353.com
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson.  Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.  
RED BRICK GALLERY Through Sept. 16. “Sun Drenched,” featuring art that explores rhythm, movement and light travel. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or redbrickart.com.  
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM. Through Nov. 2. “Quintessential California,” more than 60 paintings that highlight the enduring beauty of the Golden State, by members of the California Art Club. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.  Through Oct. 12: “From Wet Plate to Pixel: Three Centuries of Photographic Processes.” This photography exhibition features work by Ventura County fine-art photographers, including Luther Gerlach, Stephen Schafer, Lis Schwitters, Lisa Dodge and Jim Fitzgerald. Explore the variety of processes being practiced locally, from historical to contemporary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
SESSIONS AT THE LOFT Through Sept. 30. “Saving Africa,” nature photography by Christopher Ward. 2465 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 383-3333 or www.sessionsattheloft.com.   
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.  
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Sept. 11. “The Beautiful: Contemporary Art Featuring America” features works by various artists that exemplify the diversity and beauty of American life. California Lutheran University, William Rolland Stadium, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 493-3697. 

CULTURAL DESTINATIONS

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Sept. 7: “A Tribute to the Musicians of Santa Paula.” Ongoing: Exhibits that detail the history of the oil industry in Ventura County.  A 1900 iron-and-timber, full-size operating drilling rig is one of the major permanent attractions. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 933-0076, www.oilmuseum.net
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing: “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Stand next to the antique cannon guarding “The Gun Deck” and the formidable battle paintings. Enjoy the panoramic harbor view as a backdrop to the “armada” of historic ship models in the North Gallery. Every day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.  
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.oilmuseum.net.  
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through Dec. 31. “The Art of Bugatti,” featuring vintage French art deco cars and art by the Bugatti family. Ongoing: Display of French vintage art deco cars, including Bugattis, Delages and Voisins. Open Saturdays by reservation. $12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400, www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: Cars from every period on display, including Packards. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.  
RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. A national historic landmark that preserves the rancho California culture with adobe buildings. Also the location and inspiration for the famed novel Ramona. Tours by appointment. Closed to public tours in December and January and during inclement weather. 5164 E Telegraph Road, Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org.  
REAGAN LIBRARY Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganlibrary.com
SEABEE MUSEUM  Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. The mission of the Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historical material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in Building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. 
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.

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