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August 2017

Save the Mermaids at The Refill Shoppe

August 1 - August 31
The Refill Shoppe, 363 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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This month (August) The Refill Shoppe is donating 1% of sales (online & in-store) to Save the Mermaids! Learn more about Save the Mermaids: savethemermaids.org

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Classes at A Smart Garden

August 4 - October 28
a smart garden, 33 S Palm Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Check out the updated class list for A Smart Garden! August 5:  Garden Design Instructor:  Cari Vega 10:30 to 12pm Considering revamping your front or back yard, but not sure where to start?  We'll break it down for you and make it easier than you think to get started creating a low-maintenance showpiece without breaking the bank. August 19: Succulent Gardening & Swap Instructor:  Cari Vega 10:30 to 12pm Let's talk about Succulents!  We'll cover different types, care needs and…

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NAMBA Works

August 18
Namba Performance Arts Space, 47 Oak Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join ALOFT Dancetheatre as they host NAMBA Works, a showcase of modern and contemporary dance, poetry and music on August 18, 2017.  Direction and choreography by Ventura’s own Devin Fulton featuring work by Dani Beauchamp, Juli Farley, Stephen Guyette, Beth Megill, Friday Gretchen Lubina and Taylor Quinn. $20. Get your tickets at the door or reserve a seat by calling (805) 628 -9250.

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Ventura gallery artists present unique views

August 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2017

Buenaventura Gallery, 700 E Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Ventura gallery artists present unique views Next month at Buenaventura Gallery in downtown Ventura, a new exhibition of artworks by Buenaventura Art Association members will be augmented by three individual shows: Kathy Ikerd of Santa Paula and Lili Miura of Port Hueneme in the Clophine Dooley Gallery, and Darlene Roker of Ventura on the main gallery’s red wall. Ikerd’s show, titled “Excursions,” Miura’s “Femmes Japonaises” and Roker’s “Black and White (With a Touch of Color)” will be on display Sept.…

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The Downtown Ventura Farmer’s Market

August 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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The Downtown Ventura Farmer's Market has local fresh fruits, vegetables, bakery items, eggs, nuts, honey, potted plants, cut flowers....and MORE! Come pick from the local healthy harvest any Saturday from 8:30am-noon on the corner of E. Santa Clara and Palm.

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Ventura Coffee Company X SpiceTopia

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 2:00 pm
Spice-Topia, 576 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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On August 19th and 20th, Shawn from Ventura Coffee Company will be at SpiceTopia sampling his locally roasted and brewed coffee from 10AM-2PM! Stop by, say hello and grab a sample!

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Tuscan Feast class with Chef Amy Tyrrell

August 23
Spice-Topia, 576 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Chef Amy Tyrrell of Morsels as You Wish returns to the store to present the following class: Wednesday, August 23rd – Tuscan Feast Eggplant Capanata with Crostini Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad Summer Minestrone Soup Tuscan Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Bacon Tiramisu – well almost! To register for the class, please contact Spice-Topia at 805-628-3267. The class fee of $35 is due at the time of reservation. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Library LAB at E.P. Foster Library

August 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Library LAB Come by the library on Wednesday evenings to learn more about our 3D printer and laser cutter—or to use them yourself! Ask the library staff about what you need to bring to print or engrave an item of your own, or just drop in to see what we’re up to in our library makerspace.

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Open Mic Night at E.P. Foster Library

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Open Mic Night On these Thursday nights, come join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to present their work.

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Sample Handsome Carver nut butters

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spice-Topia, 576 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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On August 26th from 12-3PM, SpiceTopia will be sampling our Handsome Carver nut butters! From Cinnamon and Honey Cashew Butter to Chocolate Hazelnut Butter to Chipolte Peanut Butter - we can make all of your nut butter dreams come true! Stop in for a free and fun tasting.

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Claddagh Irish Dancers Fundraiser

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rookees, 419 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join us for a fundraising event for the Claddagh Irish Dancers at Rookees on Aug 26th 5-8pm. It's free to the public, with tickets on sale for a buffet dinner with all proceeds going to the school. Silent auction, Irish dancers entertaining, and more!

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Tasting with Shruthi from Zesteez Chutney

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spice-Topia, 576 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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On August 27th from 12-3PM, SpiceTopia will be hosting Shruthi from Zesteez Chutney for a tasting. Come taste the mango tango, mint cilantro, and the chunky tomato chutneys! Fall in love with these unique flavors and get all of your chutney cooking questions answered!

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Free Introduction to Ayurveda workshop

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Spice-Topia, 576 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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On August 30th from 5:30-7PM, SpiceTopia will be hosting a free Introduction to Ayurveda workshop! Come learn how you can change your life and your health from the inside out using spices and other Ayurveda products! More about this event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/281202995692911/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22108%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

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Ventura Police Community Foundation Summer Meet and Greet

August 31 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grapes & Hops, 454 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Ventura Police Community Foundation Summer Meet and Greet Thursday, August 31 - 4:30-8:00 pm at Grapes & Hops in Downtown Ventura The mission of the VPCF is to foster and support programs and initiatives that strengthen a safe community and enhance the quality of life in Ventura. Come join us for a casual night out to learn about the ongoing efforts of the VPCF and discuss ways we can continue to make Ventura a better and safer place! RSVP: 805-339-4317

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September 2017

Chess Around the Corner

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2017

E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play at E.P. Foster. Join us September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 - 11am-4pm

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Early Literacy Class at E.P. Foster

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until September 27, 2017

E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun! Early Literacy Class at E.P. Foster Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27

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TAG: Teen Advisory Group at E.P. Foster

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 19, 2017

E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Now is the time to join TAG, if you want to share ideas, meet new people and have a great time shaping the library teen program. TAG meets every month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 9/5 & 19  Tuesdays @ 5-6pm

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Makerspace Open Workshop at E.P. Foster

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until September 27, 2017

E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Makerspace Open Workshop at E.P. Foster Come by the Makerspace to learn, create, and share STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).  Mondays & Wednesdays @ 4-6 pm September 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 27

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Rubicon Theatre presents Incognito

September 13 - October 1
Rubicon Theatre, 1006 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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How much of our identity is created by our minds and our memories? Award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations) explores this question in the Southern California Premiere of his dazzling new play about what it means to be human. Four actors play 21 characters in interwoven stories (some based on true events) that examine the extent to which our identities and our choices are governed by the complex and delicate mechanisms of the brain. Payne’s moving and deeply profound play seeks…

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E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world.                                                                                       Meet, teach, connect, share! E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club 9/14 & 28 Thursdays @ 10:30am at E.P. Foster

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California Beer Festival

September 15 - September 17
Plaza Park, Santa Clara & Chestnut Streets
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join us for the California Beer Festival September 15-17, 2017 at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura! The Producers of The Legendary California Beer Festival is proud to bring back the Annual California Beer Festival Ventura in Beautiful Downtown Ventura. Just a short distance north of Los Angeles and only minutes south of Santa Barbara, lies home of the California Beer Festival, with sand at its feet and fresh hillside air at its nose, Ventura has claimed it’s fame as one…

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E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
E.P. Foster Library, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world. Meet, teach, connect, share! E.P. Needlecraft and Fiber Arts Club 9/14 & 28 Thursdays @ 10:30am at E.P. Foster

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October 2017

Lexus LaceUp Ventura Marathon

October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Ventura Promenade, Ventura, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Lexus LaceUp Ventura Marathon Ventura Pier Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Run Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22 5k: Sunday, 6:45-6:55 am 10k: 8:05 am Half Marathon: Sunday, 6:30 am Marathon: Sunday, 6:00 am Kids Run: Saturday, 11:00 am Join the fun at the 5th annual Lexus Ventura Marathon & Beach Party on October 22nd. New for 2017 is a Boston Qualifying downhill marathon course, which runs from the beautiful town of Ojai down to the oceanfront Ventura Pier.…

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2017 Walk to Defeat ALS

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plaza Park, Santa Clara & Chestnut Streets
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join us for the 2017 Walk to Defeat ALS! WHAT: Ventura/Santa Barbara County Walk WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2017 DETAILS: WALK CHECK-IN: 9:00 AM OPENING CEREMONY: 10:00 AM WALK STARTS: 10:30 AM LOCATION: Plaza Park, E Thompson Blvd and S Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001 DISTANCE: 2 miles   Join us at the 14th annual Ventura/Santa Barbara County Walk to Defeat ALS® as we come together to bring hope to people impacted by ALS and raise funds that allow the Golden…

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