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DAILY
7:00 a.m. daily
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is 33-acres of natural habitat in Thousand Oaks. Winding trails lead to sweeping vistas at the peak of the Garden. Walk through fourteen hillside specialty gardens and the nature trail along a year-around riparian steam. Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is open daily from sunrise to sunset and is at 400 West Gainsborough (x Jeaunine Drive) Thousand Oaks. Free admission. For more information, click here, or call (805)494-7630.
8:00 a.m. daily
The National Park Service invites you to learn about the Channel Islands. Located at Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. (805)658-5730 or click here to visit our web page.
8:00 a.m. daily
Visit the spectacular Channel Islands. Island Packers provides half- and full-day boat trips to the islands. Phone (805)642-1393. For information on the Islands, or for camping arrangements, contact the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center, (805)658-5730.
8:00 a.m. daily
"A Treasure in the Sea", a 25-minute video is shown throughout the whole day until 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. Free. (805)658-5730 or click here to visit our web page.
10:00 a.m. daily
Olivas Adobe Historical Park features a 2-story fully restored adobe. Open daily from 10am to 4pm. House is open weekends from 10am to 4pm. Tours are from 1pm-4pm at 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. (805)644-4346.
10:00 a.m. daily
Ortega Adobe historical residence, built in 1857, is birthplace of Ortega Chili, founded by Emilio Ortega. Open from 10am to 3pm daily. 215 W. Main St., Ventura.
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Every SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Sunday
Ojai Farmer's Market focusing on organic produce at 300 E. Matilija Street, Ojai. For further information, please call (805)698-5555.
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Guided Island kayak tour. Come aboard and experience a family fun filled day while we kayak tour the Island of Anacapa and explore the caves and see the seals. Pack a lunch. Cost is $130 per person includes kayak and gear and professional guide and boat ride out to the island and boat ride back to dock at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. For further information, visit Ventura Boat Cruises or call (805)204-0977.
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy a stroll thru the Gardens of the World, with a variety of plants, flowers and water features. This privately owned park is open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)557-1135.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Farmer's and Fisherman's Market at Marine Emporium, 3400 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. Fresh fruits, veggies, music and festivities. (805)643-6458.
10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sunday
Market Place at Ventura College. Best little swap meet in town. New & used items, food, music. (805)648-8962.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday
Arts & crafts by the sea. Jewelry, clothing & accessories, home & garden art decor, handcrafts, etc. every Saturday and Sunday at California Street mall, next to the ocean. Plenty of parking at the city parking structure by the Crown Plaza hotel. Click here to send e-mail.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday
View artifacts dating from 500 BC at the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Tours, exhibits, permanent collections, and slide shows Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; weekends 10:00am-4:00pm at 113 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)648-5823.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday
The Museum of Ventura County houses historical figures, photographs, publications, historical and prehistoric articles, documents and exhibits depicting Ventura County's history at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)653-0323. Click here to visit our web page.
11:00 a.m. Sunday
"Tidepool Talk" presented by National Park Service Rangers as they show and tell about the many fascinating animals and plants in the marine life exhibit at the National Park Visitor Center, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. (805)658-5730 or click here to visit our web page.
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Outdoor live Sunday music and open mic showcase most Sunday afternoons at Harbor Landing, 2810 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. Free admission, all ages welcome! For further information, please call (805)985-5779.
11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sunday
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is a 2 acre place where children of all ages can run and play as they discover the beauty of nature. The garden features a tree house, a tea party patio, a pirate's cave, an alligator pond, a bug eating plants bog and much more. The Kid's Adventure Garden and Native Plant Sales Nursery is open Sundays only from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and is at 400 West Gainsborough, (x Jeaunine Drive), Thousand Oaks. Free admission. For more information, click here, or call (805)494-7630.
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Visit America's Teaching Zoo, a non profit facility run by staff and students of the EATM program. More than 25,000 visitors each year can see up to 150 exotic birds, mammals and reptiles. Located at Moorpark College campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Take the Collins Road offramp from the 118 freeway. Admission: $5. for adults, $4. for children and seniors. For further information, please call (805)378-1441.
12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. daily
Ventura County Maritime Museum features an internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating back to 1622 and including maritime history and guest artist exhibits at 2731 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. (805)984-6260.
1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday
The Carnegie Art Museum features contemporary art. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 424 South "C" Street, Oxnard. (805)385-8157.
12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. Sunday
Scenic excursions on the Fillmore & Western Railway depart for the historic town of Santa Paula over the former Southern Pacific railroad route through the century-old citrus and avocado groves and today's new professional nurseries. Food service is available in the restored 1928 Powhatan Diner car. Departs from Central Park, Fillmore. Adults $20; children age 4 thru 12 $10; children under 4 - $6. Phone (805)524-2546 or click here to visit our web page.
3:00 p.m. Sunday
"Interpreting the Language of the Park" program is presented by National Park Service Rangers. A wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources are found within Channel Islands National Park. The park is home to over 2,000 terrestrial plants and animals, of which 145 are unique just to the islands and found nowhere else in the world. Marine life ranges from microscopic plankton to the blue whale, the largest animal to live on earth. Archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 10,000 years. To help protect and preserve these diverse resources, park rangers offer in-depth, interpretive programs free to the public on a variety of topics, at Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. (805)658-5730 or click here to visit our web page.
4:30 p.m. Sunday
Special film presentation every Sunday at the Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai. (805)646-8946. To visit our web site, click here.
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Every MONDAY
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily
Ventura County Maritime Museum features an internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating back to 1622 and including maritime history and guest artist exhibits at 2731 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. (805)984-6260.
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Every TUESDAY
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday
Enjoy a stroll thru the Gardens of the World, with a variety of plants, flowers and water features. This privately owned park is open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)557-1135.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
View artifacts dating from 500 BC at the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Tours, exhibits, permanent collections, and slide shows Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; weekends 10:00am-4:00pm at 113 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)648-5823.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday
The Museum of Ventura County houses historical figures, photographs, publications, historical and prehistoric articles, documents and exhibits depicting Ventura County's history at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)653-0323. Click here to visit our web page.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday
The Carnegie Art Museum features contemporary art. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 424 South "C" Street, Oxnard. (805)385-8157.
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday
The Buenaventura Art Gallery features a wide range of art by local artists, Tues.-Sat., 11:00am-4pm at 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. (805)648-1235.
6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday
Country Lovers Western Dance Club. 6:30 p.m. lesson review; 7:00 p.m. line-dance lesson; 7:30 p.m. couples lesson; 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. open dancing. All ages welcome; partners not needed. $3 visitors; first-time visitors free. Moose Lodge, 10269 Telephone Road, Ventura. (805)647-1893.
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Every WEDNESDAY
7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday
Swap Meet at Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. $1. For further information, please call (805)648-3376.
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday
Farmer's Market, Sears parking lot, Main Street near Mills Road, Ventura. Music, food, produce, fresh flowers. (805)529-6266.
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday
Enjoy a stroll thru the Gardens of the World, with a variety of plants, flowers and water features. This privately owned park is open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)557-1135.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday
The Museum of Ventura County houses historical figures, photographs, publications, historical and prehistoric articles, documents and exhibits depicting Ventura County's history at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)653-0323. Click here to visit our web page.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday
View artifacts dating from 500 BC at the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Tours, exhibits, permanent collections, and slide shows Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; weekends 10:00am-4:00pm at 113 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)648-5823.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday
The Carnegie Art Museum features contemporary art. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 424 South "C" Street, Oxnard. (805)385-8157.
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday
The Buenaventura Art Gallery features a wide range of art by local artists, Tues.-Sat., 11:00am-4pm at 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. (805)648-1235.
12:00 noon Wednesday
Senior's Bingo at Oxnard Community Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. (805)486-2424.
3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Farmers Market every Wednesday at Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo. (805)529-6266.
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Every THURSDAY
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday
Oxnard Farmers' Market. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, music, entertainment at Plaza Park, 5th and "C" Streets in downtown Oxnard. (805)483-7960.
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday
Enjoy a stroll thru the Gardens of the World, with a variety of plants, flowers and water features. This privately owned park is open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)557-1135.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday
View artifacts dating from 500 BC at the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Tours, exhibits, permanent collections, and slide shows Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; weekends 10:00am-4:00pm at 113 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)648-5823.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily
Ventura County Maritime Museum features an internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating back to 1622 and including maritime history and guest artist exhibits at 2731 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. (805)984-6260.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday
The Museum of Ventura County houses historical figures, photographs, publications, historical and prehistoric articles, documents and exhibits depicting Ventura County's history at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)653-0323. Click here to visit our web page.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday
The Carnegie Art Museum features contemporary art. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 424 South "C" Street, Oxnard. (805)385-8157.
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thursday
The Buenaventura Art Gallery features a wide range of art by local artists, Tues.-Sat., 11:00am-4pm at 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. (805)648-1235.
1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday
A new kind of Farmers' Market, direct from the farmer freshness. BBQ Delight from the Busy Bee Cafe serving Tri-tip, ribs, BBQ chicken, German sausages, potato salad and beans, at the East end of The Oaks Mall parking lot, Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)643-4864.
3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Farmers' Market near the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)529-6266.
8:00 p.m. Thursday
Oxnard Ballroom Dance Club at Oxnard Community Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. (805)486-2424.
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Every FRIDAY
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday
Enjoy a stroll thru the Gardens of the World, with a variety of plants, flowers and water features. This privately owned park is open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)557-1135.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday
View artifacts dating from 500 BC at the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Tours, exhibits, permanent collections, and slide shows Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; weekends 10:00am-4:00pm at 113 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)648-5823.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily
Ventura County Maritime Museum features an internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating back to 1622 and including maritime history and guest artist exhibits at 2731 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. (805)984-6260.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday
The Museum of Ventura County houses historical figures, photographs, publications, historical and prehistoric articles, documents and exhibits depicting Ventura County's history at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)653-0323. Click here to visit our web page.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday
The Carnegie Art Museum features contemporary art. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 424 South "C" Street, Oxnard. (805)385-8157.
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday
The Buenaventura Art Gallery features a wide range of art by local artists, Tues.-Sat., 11:00am-4pm at 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. (805)648-1235.
3:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday
Farmers' Market & Family Festival every Friday (March 16 thru November 2) at 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. (805)643-6458.
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Every SATURDAY
8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Saturday
Camarillo Farmer's Market every Saturday at 2220 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. For further information, please call (805)389-6870.
8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday
Ventura Farmer's Market with live music, fresh produce, plants and flowers at the corner of Palm & Santa Clara Streets in downtown Ventura. (805)529-6266.
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Guided Island kayak tour. Come aboard and experience a family fun filled day while we kayak tour the Island of Anacapa and explore the caves and see the seals. Pack a lunch. Cost is $130 per person includes kayak and gear and professional guide and boat ride out to the island and boat ride back to dock at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. For further information, visit Ventura Boat Cruises or call (805)204-0977.
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday
Enjoy a stroll thru the Gardens of the World, with a variety of plants, flowers and water features. This privately owned park is open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For further information, please call (805)557-1135.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Hueneme Beach certified Farmers' Market every Saturday at Hueneme Beach parking lot "A", with live music. Free parking. For further information, please call (818)591-8161.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday
The Friends of Heritage Square offer guided walking tours along brick pathways and manicured gardens amongst turn-of-the-century buildings every Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Heritage Square, 715 South "A" Street, in historic downtown Oxnard. Visitors take a journey back in time as they are greeted by a costumed docent who will lead you on a 45-minute tour of historic houses that were built between 1887 & 1912 for Oxnard's early pioneers. Featured on the tour are five houses, a church and a winery replica set in a picturesque Victorian garden setting. History comes alive as guests learn about eacch building and the history of its original family and its architectural features. Group tours are also available by special appointment. (805)483-7960.
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Heritage Square features turn of the century homes, shops, tours, concerts, special events. Guided tours on Saturdays from 11:00am-2:00pm and daily by appointment at 715 South "A" Street, Oxnard. (805)483-7960.
10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Market Place at Ventura College. Best little swap meet in town. New & used items, food, music. (805)648-8962.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily
Ventura County Maritime Museum features an internationally renowned collection of maritime art and ship models dating back to 1622 and including maritime history and guest artist exhibits at 2731 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. (805)984-6260.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday
Arts & crafts by the sea. Jewelry, clothing & accessories, home & garden art decor, handcrafts, etc. every Saturday at California Street mall, next to Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura. Plenty of parking at the city parking structure.
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday
View artifacts dating from 500 BC at the Albinger Archaeological Museum. Tours, exhibits, permanent collections, and slide shows Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm; weekends 10:00am-4:00pm at 113 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)648-5823.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday
The Carnegie Art Museum features contemporary art. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00pm at 424 South "C" Street, Oxnard. (805)385-8157.
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday
The Museum of Ventura County houses historical figures, photographs, publications, historical and prehistoric articles, documents and exhibits depicting Ventura County's history at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)653-0323. Click here to visit our web page.
11:00 a.m. Saturday
"Tidepool Talk" presented by National Park Service Rangers as they show and tell about the many fascinating animals and plants in the marine life exhibit at the National Park Visitor Center, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. (805)658-5730 or click here to visit our web page.
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday
The Buenaventura Art Gallery features a wide range of art by local artists, Tues.-Sat., 11:00am-4pm at 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. (805)648-1235.
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday
Visit America's Teaching Zoo, a non profit facility run by staff and students of the EATM program. More than 25,000 visitors each year can see up to 150 exotic birds, mammals and reptiles. Located at Moorpark College campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Take the Collins Road offramp from the 118 freeway. Admission: $5. for adults, $4. for children and seniors. For further information, please call (805)378-1441.
12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturday
Scenic excursions on the Fillmore & Western Railway depart for the historic town of Santa Paula over the former Southern Pacific railroad route through the century-old citrus and avocado groves and today's new professional nurseries. Food service is available in the restored 1928 Powhatan Diner car. Departs from Central Park, Fillmore. Adults $24; children age 4 thru 12 - $14; children under 4 - $10; Seniors over 60 - $22. Phone (805)524-2546 or click here to visit our web page.
3:00 p.m. Saturday
"Interpreting the Language of the Park" program is presented by National Park Service Rangers. A wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources are found within Channel Islands National Park. The park is home to over 2,000 terrestrial plants and animals, of which 145 are unique just to the islands and found nowhere else in the world. Marine life ranges from microscopic plankton to the blue whale, the largest animal to live on earth. Archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 10,000 years. To help protect and preserve these diverse resources, park rangers offer in-depth, interpretive programs free to the public on a variety of topics, at Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. (805)658-5730 or click here to visit our web page.


To submit an event for this list, phone (805)437-6218
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