Author: Daphne Khalida Kilea

IGNITING POTENTIAL | Reid’s Gift and Kindling Studios allow artists of all abilities to explore and express their creativity

Reid’s Gift is a Southern California nonprofit organization that directly serves the needs of teens and adults with disabilities. Molly K. Rearick, EdD, CESP, founded it as a result of growing frustration with the lack of services offered to students with disabilities when she served as a teacher and school administrator. The nonprofit is named after her former student Reid Brian Thompson, who had a considerable impact on her as an educator. Thompson had autism and in honoring him, Rearick sought to create dialogue about an often-discounted but incredibly significant subject. “Once a student with a disability either graduates...

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Opening Meathead Movers will open at 1401 Maulhardt Ave. in Oxnard. The moving company will hold a grand opening on June 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to celebrate its first storage location in Ventura County. It will also collect donated items for Interface Children and Family Services. The environmentally friendly state-of-the-art mini self-storage facility will have 24-hour video surveillance and include climate-controlled units, wine storage and more. … At The Collection RiverPark in Oxnard, the 16,000-square-foot public market-style space called The Annex is scheduled to open soon, announcing recent additions: The Blend Superfood Bar, offering handcrafted smoothies, acai...

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1920S BY THE SEA | Heritage Square Spring Tea celebrates Oxnard’s Jazz Age history

The Friends of Heritage Square (FHS) is a volunteer organization based in the historic Heritage Square in Oxnard, committed not only to preserving but to sharing the history of the city. Chair Kay Brainard will lead the FHS Tea Committee in hosting its annual Spring Tea on May 13. The event, themed “1920s by the Sea,” will serve as public education and fundraising to support FHS programs. The theme is based on Hollywood’s influence on Oxnard in the 1920s; FHS members will be in period costumes and attendees are encouraged to dress up for a chance to win a...

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ART’S A BEACH | Port Hueneme workshop recycles glass litter for ocean-inspired artistry

Sea glass is the end product of discarded bottles and glass, recycled by the ocean over time into pieces of smooth, colorful gems. These remnants are a bittersweet reminder of pollution on the shores, but what was once trash may rise to become treasure at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum. The museum has been offering monthly beach glass jewelry workshops since January, as a means to attract newcomers, provide a fun and interactive crafting experience and build community. Since the beginning, these workshops have been a success. According to host Amy Bruder, over 50 people came to the...

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Opening Emergency Veterinary Care has opened (temporary location) at Ohana Pet Hospital located at 4547 Telephone Road in Ventura. The small-animal urgent care and emergency services are available seven days a week until midnight (24-hour care for overnight patients) and are provided by board-certified emergency and critical-care specialists Dr. Sarah Gray and Dr. Nancy Scott. … Ex Voto Chocolates & Confections will open at 2646 E. Main St. in Ventura. The dessert cafe offers fresh handcrafted chocolates and confections by artisan chocolatier Sophia Smith-Grunder. … Inner Soulstice Wellness opened at 4848 Colt St. in Ventura. The facility offers individual...

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  1. Hamlet, Disco Dane of Denmark

    April 21 @ 8:00 pm - June 30 @ 10:00 pm

    May 26 @ 8:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Shakespeare: A Celebration

    June 9 - September 28
  4. Northwest Boychoir Concert

    June 21 @ 7:00 pm - July 11 @ 9:30 pm
  5. Ricky Burrus Veteran’s Memorial Ride

    June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm