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August 2017

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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September 2017

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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Ventura gallery artists present unique views

September 22
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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

September 23 @ 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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Chess Around the Corner

September 23 @ 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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Enroll Now for Fall Acting Classes at Rubicon Theatre Company

September 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until September 30, 2017

Rubicon Theatre, 1006 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Enrollment is now open for fall acting classes at Rubicon Theatre Company for adults and children ages 5 and older. Classes will be taught by Rubicon Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald, an award-winning professional actor and director and graduate of Boston Conservatory, whose credits include national tours and work with prestigious regional theatre companies including Denver Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCoy-Rigby at La Mirada, Musical Theatre Guild at Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, and Rubicon. A previous recipient…

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Makerspace Open Workshop at E.P. Foster

September 25 @ 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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Early Literacy Class at E.P. Foster

September 26 @ 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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Library LAB at E.P. Foster Library

September 27 @ 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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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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Open Mic Night at E.P. Foster Library

September 28 @ 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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October 2017

ArtWalk Ventura 2017 Collectors Reception

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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ArtWalk Ventura 2017 Collectors Reception Museum of Ventura County Wednesday, Oct 4, 6-8 PM Get an early look at featured artists at this special reception where attendees will have the opportunity to reserve works for purchase prior to ArtWalk’s formal kickoff on Saturday, October 7. The City of Ventura and the Museum of Ventura County will host the 3rd Annual ArtWalk Collector’s Reception for a preview of juried works by 2017 ArtWalk featured artists. This special preview event will provide art patrons and…

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ArtWalk Ventura 2017 Global Artist of Distinction: Welcome Reception

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
432 N. Ventura, 432 N. Ventura
Ventura, 93001 United States
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ArtWalk Ventura 2017 Global Artist of Distinction: Welcome Reception Vita Art Center, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura, Studio 30 Thursday, Oct 5 from 6-9 PM A champagne welcome reception is being held to honor the artist Shamsia Hassani from Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Artwalk Ventura 2017 Global Artist of Distinction. A graffiti artist, Shamsia often paints women in burqas, women in symbolic shapes; and fishes, symbols of the atmosphere flowing around her and her own life experiences. She is the first…

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ArtWalk Ventura 2017

October 7 - October 8
Downtown Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

ArtWalk Ventura 2017 in Ventura's historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District Saturday, October 7, 11 AM – 10 PM Sunday, October 8, 12 – 5 PM Entering its 24th year, ArtWalk Ventura is a totally fun, virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of art galleries, studios and transformed PODS® containers  featuring over 700 artists & live performances, open to everyone. Get details and a map at www.ArtWalkVentura.org.

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Pier Under the Stars— 24th Annual Benefit for the Historic Ventura Pier

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ventura Promenade & Pier, Ventua, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

Tickets are now on sale for Pier Under the Stars—the 24th annual benefit for the historic Ventura Pier on Saturday, October 7th, from 5-8pm. Each year more than 800 residents and visitors attend this beachfront culinary fair adjacent to the pier to sample the county’s best food and spirits provided by over 50 area businesses. This year marks the 24th anniversary of Ventura’s premier wine, beverage and food event. Restaurants, cafes, wineries and breweries serve their signature dishes and beverages…

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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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November 2017

The Color Run Ventura

November 18
Downtown Ventura, Ventura, CA 93001 United States + Google Map

The Color Run is coming to Ventura! The Color Run is a 5K, un-timed event in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners,” are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The Color Run caters to everyone — from first time runners to seasoned athletes. At the end of the event, participants join a “Finish Festival” with music, dancing and massive color throws. Date: November 18, 2017 Time: 8:00am Cost: Starting at $34.99 for individuals older…

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