Easter and Earth Day events
Saturday, April 20
CITY OF MOORPARK EASTER EGG HUNT 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The event includes Easter Egg hunts, pony rides, petting farm, carnival games and much more. $5-10. Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark, www.moorparkca.gov.
CITY OF SANTA PAULA EARTH DAY AND EASTER CELEBRATION 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Carnival games and an egg hunt alongside environmentally friendly displays will be held at this joint celebration. Las Piedras Park, 431 N. 13th St., Santa Paula.
EASTER CONCERT 7 p.m. This concert will feature a choir, organ, piano, brass accompaniment and more. First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Ave., Ventura, 805-643-8621.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This free family-friendly event offers a number of egg hunts for different age groups featuring 20,000 eggs, visits with the Easter Bunny, petting zoo, live entertainment, games, craft and food vendors and more. Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo, www.pvrpd.org.
EGG HUNT AND SALUTE TO SPRING 20, 9-11 a.m. Bring your own basket for the egg hunt and a canned good or non-perishable food donation for Samaritan Center and celebrate the coming of spring. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, www.rsrpd.org.
NEWBURY PARK EGG HUNT 2-4 p.m. Over 1,300 eggs filled with toys, candy, and even prize certificates for big rewards will be scattered about the park. Will your kid be the one to find the GOLDEN EGG? $5-20. 398 Capitan St., Newbury Park.
OJAI EARTH DAY 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a variety of interactive activities, demonstrations, dynamic speakers, talented performers, environmentally-friendly exhibitors, and non-profits sharing information about living with a lighter, more compassionate footprint at this Earth Day celebration. Libbey Park, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, www.ojaiearthday.org.
SPRING EGG HUNT AND ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dozens and dozens of vendor booths featuring items for adults and children will be on site alongside an egg throwing competition. Oak Park Community Center, 130 Kanan Road, Oak Park, www.rsrpd.org.
Sunday, April 21
52ND ANNUAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE 6 a.m. This nondenominational service will focus on a positive message and feature representatives from area churches. Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks, Griffin Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, 818-889-0902.
Monday, April 22
CITY OF FILLMORE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2-5 p.m. Bike repairs, green energy assessments and more, and free fruit and vegetable seeds will be handed out. Fillmore City Hall, 250 Central Ave., Fillmore. VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER EARTH DAY GUIDED TOUR Noon-1 p.m. The Ventura County General Services Agency will give a tour of the environmental features of the county government center. Registration required. For more information, visit www.ventura.org/general-services-agency/earthday.
27TH ANNUAL WATER SYMPOSIUM 7 a.m. This one-day conference offers expert speakers and thought-provoking information on critical water issues currently facing our State, this year focused on “Moving Beyond Myths.” Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, www.awavc.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS MONTHLY LUNCHEON 11 a.m. Come for the luncheon, stay for the friend making at this monthly get together. $30. Saticoy Country Club 4450 Clubhouse Drive, Somis, www.channelislandsgulls.org.
FULL MOON SUNSET NATURE WALK 5:30-8:30 p.m. Identify local edible and medicinal plants and experience the setting of the sun as the full moon rises. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
JOURNEY TO LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The community will come together to honor some local leaders at this event hosted by the Ventura County Leadership Academy. $75. Rancho de las Palmas, 3566 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, www.vcleadership.org.
MUSEUM WEEK AT THE CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Various times through Saturday, April 20. Activities are planned throughout the week culminating an Earth Day festival on Saturday, April 20. Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.cimmvc.org.
SPRINGTIME EASTER FESTIVAL through April 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Grab the family and visit the Easter Bunny and Easter House with several photo opportunities, a humongous Easter basket and much more. Some activities require tickets. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com.
RISE UP SINGING 7 p.m. Do you have a ukulele, mandolin or fiddle in your closet? Time to whip it out for a night of hootenanny fun at this song circle. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4620.
THE BIRD MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour exhibits and speak with knowledgeable staff about birds, conservation, and all things Earthy with activities for kids. $5. The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo, 805-388-9944.
“CITIZENS OF EARTH AND AIR” 1-2 p.m. Mary Eckhart will deliver a talk entitled “Citizens of Earth and Air: Artists Create Portraits of the Animal Kingdom” via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-218-9146.
EARTH DAY 2019 HARMON CANYON WORK DAY Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-noon. All are invited to join the Ventura Land Trust to help prepare the property for future public use. Harmon Canyon, 7511 Foothill Road, Ventura, www.venturalandtrust.org.
SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE AND BEACH CLEANUP Various times through Saturday, April 27. Participate in junior ranger programs on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and follow up with activities through the week culminating in a plant sale on April 27. Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For a full schedule, visit www.ciparkfoundation.org.
THOUSAND OAKS DANCE CLUB 7-10 p.m. Live Big Band Music will accompany Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Line Dancing lessons for both beginners and experienced. $10. The Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2744.
VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY FAMILY HISTORY PRESENTATION 1-4 p.m. Attend a DNA special interest group meeting and stick around for presentations on farming in America and George Richards. Camarillo Library, Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, www.venturacogensoc.org.
Sunday (Easter Day)
Monday (Earth Day)
“DEALING WITH DEMENTIA WORKSHOP” 1-5 p.m. Gain a better understanding of dementia and utilize strategies to effectively manage dementia behaviors at this workshop. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-497-0189.
EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC 6:30 p.m. This documentary delves into the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. Universalist Unitarian Church, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, www.uucsp.org.
PARENTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY MEETING 7 p.m. PFLAG will meet to discuss issues and concerns of the LGBT community. Community Resource Center, 2471 Portola Road, Ventura, www.pflagventura.wordpress.com.
THROWBACK THURSDAY FOOD TRUCK FEST 5-9 p.m. Food trucks, along with beer and wine for sale, will be hosted. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, www.camarilloranch.org.
WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS April 24-June 2. In this world premiere, presented in the style of The Vagina Monologues, actors perform stories, poems and songs about transcending geographical, emotional and spiritual barriers. Previews April 24-26. Opening night gala on Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m. $35-150. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org.
COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL Through May 19. A long-absent son reconnects with his elderly mother when he tends to her following a bad fall. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645 or www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.
CRIMES OF THE HEART Through May 12. Elite Theatre Company presents a tale of three sisters living in the American South who try to escape their uniquely painful pasts to find a brighter future. Adult language and themes; may not be suitable for children. $17-20. 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
THE CRUCIBLE Through May 5. Arthur Miller’s powerful drama is set in Salem during the 1692 witch trials, and serves as an allegory for the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. $10-20. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-5716 or skywayplayhouse.org.
MAMMA MIA! Through May 12. A young woman planning her wedding on a remote Greek island searches for her birth father in this fun, lighthearted musical set to the music of Abba. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700 or highstreetartscenter.com.
THE MISER Through April 28. Based on a Roman play, Molière’s absurdist comedy centers on the money-obsessed Harpagon and the romances of his two children. $10-25. Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiact.org.
JOHN SPOOR BROOME GALLERY April 19-Aug. 24. Country’s Club, work by Christophe Bourely and Larry Lytle. Reception on Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY April 18-May 5: 2d Annual Ventura Unified School District Art Show, with work by K-12 artists. Opening reception on Thursday, April 18, 6-8 p.m. Through April 27: Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass by Frances Elson, with glass art, poetry, Cantorial and Yiddish music and more. Through May 19: Design in the Making: Ventura County Architecture, the role of architects and designers in affecting positive change. Ongoing: Fine art, historical artifacts, an interactive Chumash Gallery and the George Stuart Historical Figures Collection®. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.
NAPA HALL GALLERY April 22-May 10. Annual Student Art Show. Reception on Thursday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.
643 PROJECT SPACE Through April 30. Unconventional Ceramics. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 9: Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture, black and white photography by Michael Moore commissioned by the Santa Paula Historical Society. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
ATRIUM GALLERY Through May 21. Hey Look at This!, bold, fresh art. Reception on Friday, April 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Closed weekends; free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays at the Ventura County Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More information at www.VCArtscouncil.org.
BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through April 20. Martha Moran, Michael Rohde and Beth Tate. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.
BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through May 18. The Illusionists, a window into imagined worlds and unreal things. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.
CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through July 21. Earth from Space, 20-poster exhibition of imagery captured by satellites. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through May 19. The Imaginary, art commingling realism and imagination. Presented in conjunction with TRAC 2019. 424 S. C St., Oxnard, 805-385-8158 or www.carnegieam.org.
CAROLYN GLASOE BAILEY FOUNDATION Through April 27. The foundation kicks off its new Ojai Institute with exhibitions by its first artists in residence, Marc Swanson and Joe Mama-Nitzberg. 248 S. Montgomery, unit A, Ojai, 805-633-9188 or carolynglasoebaileyfoundation.org.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through April 29: Oxnard Union High School District Art Exhibit, celebrating works from students from Adolfo Camarillo, Channel Islands, Condor, Hueneme, Oxnard, Pacifica, Rio Mesa and Rancho Campana. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 805-984-6260 or www.cimmvc.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through April 21. Farm to Table, art centered on food — where it comes from, where it ends up and everything in between. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.
E.P. FOSTER LIBRARY Through May 1. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Student Art Showcase, featuring work by Elmhurst and Sheridan Way elementary school students. Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. 651 E. Main St., Ventura, www.focusonthemasters.com.
FIRST FRIDAYS VENTURA The first Friday of every month, several local galleries open their doors to celebrate and promote Ventura’s art scene. Locations and more information at www.firstfridaysventura.com.
FIRST SATURDAYS STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS The first Saturday of every month, artists at Studio Channel Islands welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create art. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.
FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Opened 2019. Femina 7: Curiosities, seven women artists, each with a unique vision. 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-601-7530 or www.fourfriendsgallery.com.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through May 12. Flower Power, with works by Karen Payton and Adonna Ebrahimi. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
FRED KAVLI THEATRE GALLERY Through May 20. Simply the Best II, 60 pieces from 30 award-winning Conejo Valley artists. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2700 or civicartsplaza.com/galleries.
H GALLERY Through July 31: Tres by Dominga Opazo. Through June 30: Stories (Dab Art Quarterly). Through May 31: Angeles en México: Roma by Michael Swank. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or www.dabart.me.
HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERIA Through April 22. Seasons. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747 or hillcrestarts.com.
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, 805-279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MCNISH GALLERY Through April 18. Borderlands, artwork centering on borders, politics, landscape, environment and identity. Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 805-678-5046 or www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/academic/art/mcnish-gallery.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing. More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period, in a 30,000-square-foot facility. Car show every first Sunday of the month. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or www.murphyautomuseum.org.
NEW MEDIA GALLERY Through April 18. Empoderamienta: The Art of Latina Artists, art as a form of cultural, artistic and social expression. Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 805-289-6040 or www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/art/art-galleries.
OJAI ART CENTER Through May 5. The Great Art Theft, where fantastic art is available at a steal. Proceeds support the Ojai Art Center. Gala and ticket drawing on Sunday, May 5, 1-4 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI CITY GALLERY Through May 31. Ojai Landscape Through the Eye of the Artist, Gayel Childress’ expressive, somewhat mythical mixed-media art that captures the spirit of Ojai. Ojai City Hall Chambers, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through April 28: From the Earth, the artistic potential of ceramics, including works by Beatrice Wood, Vivicka and Otto Heino, Frank Noyes and local contemporary artists. Ongoing: A collection of art, artifacts, photographs and paper ephemera relating to Ojai, housed in former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 130 W. Ojai Ave., 805-640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Fine art and contemporary crafts by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans. 238 Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-646-5682 or ojaivalleyartists.com.
OXNARD LIBRARY Through April 29. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Student Art Showcase, featuring work by Sierra Linda and Kamala elementary school students. 251 S. A St., Oxnard, www.focusonthemasters.com.
PACIFIC VIEW MALL Ongoing. The Ventura County Arts Council Arts Collective is now open on the second level near Sears. Various works by local artists. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults offered periodically. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-676-1540 or www.shoppacificview.com.
PALERMO Opened Jan. 2019. Portraits of Ventura, acrylic paintings of Ventura by artist Jamie Wells. 321 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3070.
PORCH GALLERY Through April 21. Awareness, new works by Japanese calligraphy artists Souun Takeda and Wataru Hatano. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589 or porchgalleryojai.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 7: Common Ground, garden and landscape art by Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty and Gail Pidduck. Through May 12: I Am Me: Artists’ Self-Portraits, featuring Lynn Hanson, Mariana Peirano, Gail Pidduck and many others. Through April 28: Mr. Botkes Barns and Blooms. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE Ongoing. The newly opened Pot Lifer Museum presents letters, stories, photographs and more showcasing a dozen people serving life sentences for non-violent cannabis crimes. Must be 21+ with a valid ID or 18+ with a valid recommendation. 408 Bryant Circle, Suite C, Ojai, 855-722-9333 or sespe.org.
THIRD FRIDAYS OJAI The third Friday of every month, local galleries and shops open their doors to celebrate and promote Ojai’s art scene. Locations and more information at www.facebook.com/OjaiVillageExperience/.
UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES Through June 30. Earth Day. Reception on Wednesday, April 24, 5-7 p.m. 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. www.conejoarts.org.
VITA ART CENTER Through April 20. Black is the Day, Black is the Night, the effects of long-term isolation and incarceration as seen through the art of Amy Elkins. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214 or www.vitaartcenter.com.