FALL Sept 2012-Jan 2013 - City Of Ventura

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FALL Sept 2012-Jan 2013 - City Of Ventura

OF EVENTSNOVEMBERVentura PhotoContest deadlineSee pg 18DECEMBER71Photo: Joe VirnigJANUARY19Election DaySee pg 95FREE HolidayGreens Workshop • See pg 35HHW Householdhazardous wastecollectionSee pg 4FREE Slippers & Masksballet [also 12/8]See pg 25Westside Café DaysHoliday Soup KitchenSee pg 35Photo: Barbie Lange21256HHW Householdhazardous wastecollection • See pg 4National FamilyVolunteer Day &Eastside CollectionEvent • See pg 20WestsideCafé DaysThanksgiving176Photo: Ruby McCormick21 LuncheonSee pg 2624See pg 35FREESeniorsProgram YourGadgetsSee pg 35VYBA last testingday • See pg 8911BVC HolidayBoutique/Benefit forArts ScholarshipsFREE Senior ServicesHoliday Party • See pg 35FREE Olivas AdobeCandlelight ToursSee pg 34Photo: Kathy GauthierLEGEND:BVC=Barranca Vista Center, 7050 E Ralston St SRC=Senior Recreation Ctr, 420 E Santa Clara StVAAC=Ventura Ave Adult Ctr, 550 N Ventura Ave Westpark=450 W Harrison AvePc=Parent/child class =Volunteer Volunteer! events-call 652-4555City Of VenturaCOMMUNITY COUNCILSMEETINGS & LOCATIONSCOLLEGE AREA4th Wednesdays, 7 pmDudley House, 197 N. Ashwoodsc@cummingsresearch.comEAST VENTURA3rd Thursdays, 7 pmFirst Assembly of God, 346 N Kimball Rdwww.eastventura.blogspot.comMIDTOWN2nd Thursdays, 7 pmGrace Church, 65 S McMillian Avewww.midtownventura.orgPIERPONT3rd Tuesdays, 7 pmMarriott, 2055 E Harbor Blvdwww.pierpontcouncil.orgVENTURA HARBOR4th Thursdays, 7 pmVentura Port District1603 Anchor Way Drlynnmikelatos@gmail.comWESTSIDE1st Wednesdays, 6:30 pmBell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Avewww.wccventura.orgDOWNTOWN VENTURAPARTNERSHIP4th Wednesdays, 8:30 amat 505 Poli St, 5th Floorwww.downtownventura.orgVENTURA CITY COUNCILThree Mondays/month, 6 pmCity Hall Council Chambers, 501 Poli Sthttp://www.cityofventura.net/meetings/councilCity Council: 654-7827Mike Tracy, MayorCheryl Heitmann, Deputy MayorNeal Andrews, CouncilmemberBrian Brennan, CouncilmemberJames L. Monahan, CouncilmemberCarl E. Morehouse, CouncilmemberChristy Weir, CouncilmemberCommissions: 658-4740Cultural Affairs Commission4th Thursdays, 5:30 pmFeb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, NovLibrary Advisory Commission4th Tuesdays, 5:30 pmParks & Recreation Commission3rd Wednesdays, 5:30 pmPublic Art Commission2nd Tuesdays, 5:30 pmClass Registration: 658-4726Community Services/Recreation: 658-4726Graffiti Removal: 654-7805Park Reservations: 652-4550Permits – Special Events: 654-7749Police (Non-Emergency): 339-4400Potholes/ Street Maintenance: 652-4590Volunteer Opportunities: 652-4555


RECREATION PROGRAMSTennisCamino Real ParkTennis CenterQuickstart Tennis4-7 years $40This new format is designed to bringkids into the game by using specializedequipment and shorter court dimensionstailored to age and size. It’s a fast, fun wayto get kids into tennis and to keep themplaying.Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi32667 Tu 4-4:45 pm 9/4-9/2532668 Tu 4-4:45 pm 10/9-10/3032669 Tu 4-4:45 pm 11/13-12/4Juanamaria Park with Al Beridon32670 Sa 9:15-10 am 9/22-10/1332671 Sa 9:15-10 am 10/27-11/1732672 Sa 9:15-10 am 12/1-12/22USA Level 1 Tennis8 years-Adult $55Learn beginner and advanced beginnerskills including backhand, forehand, serving,scoring and how to play a match.8-12 years-Camino Real Park withHossein Salehi32675 M 4-5:30 pm 10/8-10/2932676 M 4-5:30 pm 11/19-12/108-12 years-Juanamaria Park withAl Beridon32680 Sa 10-11:30 am 9/22-10/1332678 Sa 10-11:30 am 10/27-11/1732679 Sa 10-11:30 am 12/1-12/2217 years-Adult-Camino Real Park withHossein Salehi32684 Tu 6:30-8 pm 9/4-9/2532685 Tu 6:30-8 pm 10/9-10/3032686 Tu 6:30-8 pm 11/13-12/4Photo: Aysen TanUSA Level 1 and 2 Tennis13-17 years $55Beginners through mid-high intermediateplayers work on all aspects of keepingscore, serving and playing matches withan emphasis on live ball drills. This is agreat class to prep for high school tennis!Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi32690 Tu 5-6:30 pm 9/4-9/2532691 Tu 5-6:30 pm 10/9-10/3032692 Tu 5-6:30 pm 11/13-12/4USA Level 2 Tennis17 years-Adult $55For advanced beginner/intermediateplayers who already know how to keepscore, serve and play a match. Live balldrills, match play and situational drills.Camino Real Park with Scott Burton32696 M 6:30-8 pm 10/8-10/2932697 M 6:30-8 pm 11/19-12/10Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi32699 W 6:30-8 pm 9/19-10/1032700 W 6:30-8 pm 10/24-11/1432701 W 6:30-8 pm 11/28-12/19Semi-/Private Tennis LessonsAll Ages $45-$380Sharpen your skills in a full or half hourlesson with private or semi-privateinstruction. You provide the partner forsemi-private lessons. Call 642-7652 toarrange.32702Private $65 (60 min)Private $45 (30 min)Semi-private per partner $45 (60 min)Private-package of 6 $280 (60 min)Private-package of 10 $380 (60 min)Varsity & Dean Dr • 805.642.7652A registered United State ProfessionalTennis Association (USPTA)Welcome CenterRegister in advance—classes requiresix students—bring one unopenedcan of balls to first class.COMMUNITYTENNIS DAYSaturday, September 110 am-2 pmTennis Instruction-Prizes-GamesAll ages and skilllevels welcome.Get informationon new fall classes.FREECamino Real Park Tennis CenterVarsity & Dean Dr.Photo: Aysen Tan10


Semi-/Private Sailing/Kayaking Lessons12 years-Adult $65/$40Call 805-643-3612 to arrange.32713 Private$65 for 3 hours32712 Semi-private$40/per person for 3 hoursGroup Sailing or KayakingAll ages $195 or $320Great for class field trips, birthday parties,teambuilding events or a family outing, allgroup outings are by arrangement only.Please call 805/643-3612.Kayaking32977 $195 for 3 hours-15 maximumSailing32976 $320 for 4 hours-16 maximumFull Moon Paddle12 years-Adult $25Come enjoy the sunset, the all day moonand get a great workout all at once. Wearappropriate clothing and bring your ownheadlamp or flashlight.32509 M 7-9 pm 10/29Paddle For Health And Wellness12 years-Adults $25Participants should have previouskayaking experience. Paddle our kayaksoffshore to see dolphins, sea lions andpelicans as you get a great workout!Wear adequate clothing.32511 Sa 9-10 am 11/3-11/1732512 Sa 9-10 am 1/5-1/19Sunset Paddle12 years-Adult $25Bring your own headlamp or flashlight.Come watch our beautiful sunset overthe water while paddling.32516 F 5:30-7:30 pm 10/2632517 F 4:30-6:30 pm 11/16Fly Fishing9 years-Adult $60Instruction on proper gear, castingtechniques, fishing tactics, theory andhistory as well as fly selection, knottying and safety. Bring fly rod withline, leader and reel, sunglasses. InstructorEarl Arnold. Meet at MarinaPark, 2950 Pierpont Blvd in seatedalcove by restrooms. Fishing manualavailable at class for $10: optional.32175 Sa 9-10:30 am 9/29-10/2032176 Sa 9-10:30 am 1/12-2/2For All Kayak/Paddle ClassesAll equipment is provided. No experienceis needed. Wear comfortablelayered clothing, bring sunscreen andhat during daytime classes and water todrink. Anything else necessary will beindicated in class description.Introduction to Kayaking12 years-Adult $50Learn basic paddling and safety skillsaboard double seat kayaks while exploringVentura Harbor.32502 Sa 10 am-12 pm 11/3-11/1732503 Sa 10 am-12 pm 1/5-1/19Family Kayaking7 years-Adult $30 for 2 family membersSpend quality adventure time togetherkayaking in beautiful Ventura Harbor.32505 Sa 1-3 pm 11/332506 Sa 1-3 pm 1/19Sailing and Kayaking are physicalactivities. Participants should havephysical stamina, good balance andbe capable of moving about safelyin a confined space as well as basicswimming skills.12


RECREATION PROGRAMSAquaticsSINGLE ENTRY FEESFor Open Swim, Lap Swim &Water Polo Scrimmage:Under 2 FREEAges 2-5 & 62+ $3Ages 6-61 $5SPLASH PASSESFor Open Swim, Lap Swim &Water Polo Scrimmage:10 entries:Ages 2-5 & 62+ - $20 Ages 6-61 - $4025 entries:Ages 2-5 & 62+ - $40 Ages 6-61 - $80LAP SWIM(Not valid for Recreational Swim hours)16 years+$40/one month, $145/four months$375/one year (no extensions for closures)WATER EXERCISE5 visits - $30 10 visits - $5020 visits - $90 drop-in - $7*A $5 non-resident fee applies toall splash passes.A $5 fee will be charged toreplace lost cards.August 22, 2012-January 2013901 S. Kimball Rd. 805.654.7511www.cityofventura.net/aquaticsSchedule subject to change without notice. For classes please see program schedule.RECREATION AREA25 meter pool, activity pool & waterslidesPrograms Days Times DatesLap Swim Tu/Th 6:15-7:15 am 8/21-9/27Open Swim Sa/Su 12-3:30 pm 9/8-10/28Fall Break Swim M-F 12-3 pm 10/22-10/26Water Exercise M/W/F/Sa 9-10 am 8/20-1/19Tu/Th 6:30-7:30 pm 8/21-1/17COMPETITION POOL50 meter pool with two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boardsPrograms Days Times DatesLap Swim M-F 7:15 am-1:30 pm 8/20-1/18M/W/F 3:30-7:30 pm 8/20-1/18T/Th 4:30-7:30 pm 8/21-1/17Sa 12-3:30 pm 8/25-1/19Su 9 am-1 pm 8/26-1/20Deep Water Exercise Su 9-10 am 8/19-10/28Tu/Th 12-1 pm 8/21-10/25Water Polo Sa 12-2 pm 8/25-1/19Su 9:30-11:30 am 8/26-1/20HOLIDAY HOURSSeptember 3 .............................. Lap Swim 9 am-3 pm & Open Swim 11 am-4 pmPOOL CLOSURESOctober 27 ........................................................................... Competition Pool closedNovember 2, 3 & 4 ............................................................. Competition Pool closedNovember 10 & 11 ............................................................. Competition Pool closedNovember 22 ............................................................................................Facility closedDecember 22-January 5 ..........................................................................Facility closedPOOL PARTIES!Host your next special event atthe Ventura Aquatic Center!BirthdaysSport TeamsReunionsEnd of School Year PartiesField TripsCall 654-7511for more informaton.www.cityofventura.net/aquaticsPhoto: Stacey Zarazua13 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


Water Exercise13 years-Adult $7/visit or Splash PassWork out in waist-to-chest-deep wateron the major components of fitness:aerobic training, muscular strength, enduranceand flexibility. No swimming skillsrequired. All fitness and ability levels welcome.Pool temperature 82-84 degrees.See pool schedule for days, times, andfees. Purchase Water Exercise Splash Passon site; not available online.Water Polo8-years-Adult $30Parents, get in and play with your kids!Participants will learn fundamentals ofwater polo: passing, catching, shootingand goal keeping, while working on conditioningand refining game skills. Must beable to swim 25 yards comfortably andtread water for 3 minutes.32588 Su 11:30 am-12:30 pm9/30-10/2132589 Su 11:30 am-12:30 pm10/28-11/18Synchronized Swimming8 years-Adult $30Parents, get in and play with your kids!This creative sport uses rhythmical activitiesof sculling, breaststroke, front andback crawl, elementary backstroke andsidestroke to perform synchronized choreographyto music. Must be able to floaton back and tread water for 3 minutes.32590 Su 11:30 am-12:30 pm9/30-10/2132591 Su 11:30 am-12:30 pm10/28-11/18Diving8 years-Adult $30Beginners learn basic springboard divingtechniques while intermediates refinetheir skills. Must be able to swim 25 yardscomfortably and dive from pool deck.32593 Su 2-3:15 pm 9/30-10/2132594 Su 2-3:15 pm 10/28-11/18Lap Swim16 years-Adult $5/visit or Splash PassAdd variety to your workouts and swimyour way to a healthier lifestyle! Kickboards and pull buoys available. Lapswimmers are encouraged to split lanesand circle swim during busy times. Seepool schedule for days, times and fees.Adult Learn to Swim13 years-Adult $25Conquer your fear or improve yourswimming ability under the guidance ofa qualified instructor. Work on personalgoals at your own rate and ability level.32649 Su 10:30-11:15 am9/30-10/2132648 Su 10:30-11:15 am10/28-11/18Adult Stroke Refinement13 years-Adult $25Know how to swim but want to refineyour stroke technique for freestyle, butterfly,backstroke and breaststroke? Getpointers on competitive starts, turns andfinishes while receiving individualized instructionon your specific area of interest.Held in the 25-meter pool.32651 Su 10:30-11:15 am9/30-10/2132652 Su 10:30-11:15 am10/28-11/18One-Day Adult Stroke Clinics16 years-Adult $15A qualified Water Safety Instructor willevaluate your current stroke and guideimprovements to technique throughdrills, demonstrations and practice.Instructor will tailor the class session toindividual needs.32655 Su 11:15 am-12 pm 10/2132656 Su 11:15 am-12 pm 11/18Water Polo Scrimmage16 years-Adult $5/visit or Splash PassGet your friends together and drop infor an open-scrimmage game. This is nota refereed game or a class. Participantsshould know the rules and how to play.Game ball and caps provided. See schedulefor Competition Pool closures.Sa 12-2 pmSu 9:30-11:30 am16


RECREATION PROGRAMSSpecialty & FitnessSPECIALTY CLASSESBully Prevention4-13 years or 8-14 years $100Using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques, whichare defensive and utilize no strikes, thisnew class will instill confidence, increaseawareness and ensure readiness. AtParagon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, 83 SPalm St, Ventura. Instructor Ricardo MillerRibeiro. No class 11/24.4-7 years Little Champs32179 Sa 9-10 am 10/20-12/1532180 Sa 9-10 am 1/5-2/238-14 years Junior Grapplers32181 Sa 10-11 am 10/20-12/1532182 Sa 10-11 am 1/5-2/23From Story to Screen5-9 years $115Using basic cameras and editing software,students explore the whole cinematicprocess from pre to post production tocomplete an original short film based ontheir chosen familiar children’s story-tobe posted at the Freshi website at www.freshimedia.com and downloadable ona personal thumb drive provided byparticipants. At BVC.32718 Th 4-5:30 pm 9/20-10/25Beginning Game Design7-12 years $115Participants work in teams as they learnthe fundamental game elements andbuild a single platform game that can beshared with friends on-line and posted atthe Freshi website at www.freshimedia.com and downloadable on a personalthumb drive provided by participants.Please note: software and final games arefor PC only, but Mac users can play thegames through the website. At BVC.32719 Tu 3:30-5 pm 9/18-10/23Mr. Scott’s Chess Club8-12 years $50Improve skills and gain new strategieswith a National Championship coach Mr.Scott. No class 10/22. At BVC.32720 M 5-6 pm 9/24-11/5First Time Sewing for Youth & Adults8 years-Adult $50Learn hand-stitch and machine sewingbasics including knots, zigzag and buttons.First project is a large stylish bag (patternprovided)-returning students willhave their choice of project. Studentssupply fabric, thread and other supplies(discusses at first class) but sewing toolsare provided. No class 10/24 & 10/31. AtBVC. Instructor Angel Jones32722 W 6-7:30 pm 9/26-11/14Babysitter Training12 years-Adult $45Learn basic emergency care and illnessassessment including CPR and First Aidfor infants and small children. Bring alunch and drink. At City Hall, 501 Poli St,Santa Cruz Conference Room (Rm 223).During Ventura Unified School DistrictFall Break. Instructor Glenda Mahon32177 Tu 9:30 am-2:30 pm 10/23Canine & Pet ClassesDog must be at least four months old,on a flat, martingale collar, head halter,harness or gentle leader with a six-footleash. No choke, prong or shock collars.Young handlers must have a parent orguardian present. You must verify thatyour dog is current on all vaccines.Bring small, soft treats to first class.Beginning Dog Agility14 years-Adult $100Train, exercise and bond with your dogas they learn to go over jumps, throughtunnels and master agility obstacles. Noclass 11/2532732 Su 11 am-12 pm 10/28-12/9Intermediate Dog Agility14 years-Adult $100Intermediate class is for dogs thathave experience with agility and arecomfortable on the equipment. Dogsmay do off leash work in this class, ifappropriate. No class 11/2532734 Su 10-11 am 10/28-12/9Historic Dudley HouseLavender WorkshopsThe Ojai Valley Lavender Festival invitesyou to learn more about the many beautifuland practical uses of the edible andaromatic herb lavender at workshopsheld at the Historic Dudley House, 197N Ashwood Ave at Loma Vista Rd.Planting Lavender18 years-Adult $20 + $5 supply feeLearn about how to plant over 100 varietiesof lavender, to care for and harvestthem for your home. Create a lavenderwand while discovering lavender’s historicuses. Examine and smell samples of productsusing lavender today.32979 Sa 1:30-3:30 pm 10/6Living with Lavender18 years-Adult $20 + $5 supply feeGet food recipes that use lavender--from tea,lemonade and cocktails to appetizers, maindishes and desserts. Make a “pillow” stuffedwith dried lavender to lend both antisepticand sensory qualities to your laundry.32980 Sa 1:30-3:30 pm 11/3Classes at Barranca Vista Park, 7050Ralston, Ventura with Shannon Coyner,Certified Professional Dog TrainerAdvanced Agility14 years-Adult $100Students must have permission fromthe instructor for this class. Dog musthave successfully completed the Beginningand Intermediate Agility coursesand are very comfortable on theequipment. Dogs will work off leash inthis class. No class 11/2532736 Su 9-10 am 10/28-12/917 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


Yoga & Meditation16-years-Adult $50Hatha yoga postures prepare the bodyand mind for meditation. Learn to calmthe mind, experience stillness and discoverthe rewards of meditation. Bringown mat. No class 10/23. At BVC.Instructor Nisahna Engel31886 Tu 6:15-7:10 pm 8/21-9/1832928 Tu 6:15-7:10 pm 10/2-11/632929 Tu 6:15-7:10 pm 11/13-12/1132930 Tu 6:15-7:10 pm 1/8-2/5/13Yoga for Life16 years-Adult $50/$90 for Tu/ThA non-intimidating class of poses andbreathing will reduce stress, strengthenthe back, improve balance and leave youfeeling great. Bring towel, mat and dresscomfortably. No class 11/22. At BVC.Instructor Rebecca Perlowski31888 Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 8/21-9/2531889 Th 5:10-6:10 pm 8/23-9/2732832 Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 10/2-11/632833 Th 5:10-6:10 pm 10/4-11/832834 Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 11/13-12/1832835 Th 5:10-6:10 pm 11/15-12/27AM Hatha Yoga16 years-Adult $50Perform traditional yoga postures tostrengthen, tone, release stress and controlbreathing as you regain balance andwell being, a perfect way to start the day.Bring own mat. No class 10/17. At BVC.Instructor Nisahna Engel31895 W 9-10:10 am 8/22-9/1932838 W 9-10:10 am 10/3-11/732839 W 9-10:10 am 11/21-12/1932840 W 9-10:10 am 1/9-2/6/13Beach Yoga18 years-Adult $40/$70 for both classesHead to the beach for ocean, sand, freshair and yoga. Postures and breathing healand release stress as you regain balanceand wellbeing. Bring yoga mat, towel, hat,sunscreen and sunglasses. Class meets onbeach behind Pierpont School-1254 Martha’sVineyard. Instructor. Nisahna Engel32844 Tu 9-10:10 am 9/18-10/932845 Th 9-10:10 am 9/20-10/1132846 Tu 9-10:10 am 10/30-11/2032847 Th 9-10:10 am 10/25-11/15Gentle Yoga18 years-Adult $64/$56Relax and enhance overall health whileincreasing flexibility, muscle/bone strength,balance and range of motion. Wear comfortableclothing. No class on: 12/24 &12/31 At VAAC. Instructor Lynne Thurston32703 M 6-7 pm 10/1-11/1932704 M 6-7 pm 12/3-1/28Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style16 years-Adult $72Learn the traditional 108 move long formversion of this ancient martial arts “danceof life” to increase flexibility and stamina.Beginners come to early session. Sessionsare 45 minutes of instruction and 30 minutesof stretching. Dress comfortably. Noclass 11/22 At BVC. Instructor Judy Scott31879 Th 6:15-7:45 pm 8/23-10/1131880 Th 7-8:30 pm 8/23-10/1132848 Th 6:15-7:45 pm 10/18-12/1332849 Th 7-8:30 pm 10/18-12/1332850 Th 6:15-7:45 pm 1/10-2/2832851 Th 7-8:30 pm 1/10-2/28Photo: Jacob FokoQigongCertified Instructor Edwin Suzuki teachesQigong, the ancient Chinese movementof body and mind stretching exercises,to help you achieve then maintain healthand harmony.F 2-3 pm VAAC FreePier into the Futureproudly presentsthe 19th annual— Saturday —October 6, 2012 • 5-8 pmBeachfront Promenade near the Ventura PierGeneral Admission Tickets$55Includes:• Food and wine tastings• Commemorative pier wine glass• Complimentary parkingVIP Tickets$100Includes General Admission, plus:• Early entrance to the event at 4:30 pm• One seat at reserved VIP table• Wine & hors d’oeuvres in the VIP areaAlcohol served only to adults ages 21 & up – I.D. requiredTo Purchase Tickets call 800.838.3006 orwww.brownpapertickets.com/event/250291MC/VISA acceptedBART TEMPLEMANFor information about the event please call 805.797.7544.All proceeds benefit Pier into the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the Ventura Pier. www.pierintothefuture.org21 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


ART CLASSESVisual ArtsARTS & CRAFTSWITH SARA CAMERONMiddle of the Week Craft Parties2-5 years $10 PcParents join your child for these funthemed parties learning with snacks,crafts and stories. Take one or take themall. All classes meet Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am at BVC.32922 9/5 Grandparents Day32923 9/19 Talk Like a Pirate Day32924 10/10 EEK! Spiders32925 10/31 Halloween Party32926 11/14 Thanksgiving PartyWelcome to the Jungle2-5 years. $50Focus on a jungle animal each weeksnack,story & craft. Last week stuff ananimal. No class 10/23. At BVC.32919 Tu 10-11am 9/18-10/30Old McDonald had a Farm2-5 years. $50Focus on a farm animal each week-snack,stories & crafts. Last week stuff an animal.At BVC.32920 Tu 10-11am 11/6-12/11Spotlight on a Master SeriesWorkshops4-7 years $20Every artist has his or her own way ofseeing the world-what’s yours? Find out inthese fun one-day workshops. All classesare Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm. At BVC.Kandinsky-“Colour is the key”Learn about colors and how they worktogether in the manner of the first abstractartist.32931 M 4:30-5:30 pm 11/19Matisse-“My curves are not crazy”Like Matisse we’ll mix our own colorsand create paper cutouts works to capturemood and feeling.32932 M 430-5:30 pm 11/26Van Gogh-“I labor in color”Learn how brush strokes (Van Gogh’swere so filled with energy, they seemedalive) can create movement.32933 M 4:30-5:30 pm 12/3Barranca VistaClasses in Theatre • Dance • Music • Art • Wellness • Family • For all agesBVC=Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E. Ralston St. • 805.654.7553/7552ART WITH DAWN MEYERAT BVCLet’s Paint3-6 years $50Discover paint magic with new techniquesand projects every week.No class 10/25.32858 Th 9:15-10 am 9/27-11/8Art Adventures for Tots!3-6 years $50Express yourself through the art ofmixed media and paper collage.No class 10/25.32860 Th 10:15-11 am 9/27-11/8Art Adventures for Youth7-12 years $50Unleash your imagination through paint,pastels, sculpture and collage!No class 10/24.32862 W 3:30-4:30 pm 9/26-11/7The Art of Science8-10 years $60Combine scientific exploration with thecreation of original art projects as we investigatesuch awesome concepts as chemicalreactions, mechanics, physics, sound andlight and apply these science experimentsto a piece of artwork! No class 9/29. AtBVC Instructor Sloan Hoffmann32863 Sa 9:15-10:45 am 9/15-10/27Cartooning8-12 years $50Draw wonderful characters with Mr.Scott, a cartoon master. No class 10/22.At BVC32864 M 4-5 pm 9/24-11/5BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St, www.cityofventura.net/bvcPc = Parent/child class--Parent is to stay and take part in class22


BUILDGROWYOUR ART BUSINESSExperts from the Center for Cultural Innovation will help artists of allmedia to approach their art as a business in a professional manner. Allworkshops ($15 each) will be presented at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St.Presented by the City of Ventura Office of Cultural Affairs and the VenturaCounty Arts Council. To register, call 805/658-4726, or register online atwww.cityofventura.net/eRecreation.The Art of Persuasion: Making Better DealsAre you uncomfortable putting a financial value on your work and talking with clients, vendors and suppliers?This workshop will give you tools and tactics to use when negotiating for yourself. You’ll explore various methodsand tactics through interactive exercises where you’ll learn what, when, how and with whom to negotiate.Participants will leave the session with the confidence to ask for what they want and the skills to get it.Topics include: becoming familiar with the different types of negotiation methods and when to use them;understanding positions versus interests; making and responding to offers; how and when to make concessions;basic negotiating tactics.32934 W 5:30-8:30 pm 9/19 Community Meeting RoomStrategic Planning: From Vision to RealityEvolving your arts business begins with articulating goals that are ambitious, inspirational and accomplishable.You will learn how to create a mission statement and develop a strong foundation for a successful strategic plan.Topics include: creating a mission statement based on your vision and values; articulating SMART goals to driveyour business forward; developing strategies for the next 3 years that build on strengths and opportunities; creatingtactics and timelines; designing a strategic plan that works for you.32935 W 5:30-8:30 pm 10/17 Community Meeting RoomFinancial Literacy and Money Consciousness for ArtistsThis workshop will help reduce the “fear factor” that artists struggle with when dealing with their moneymanagement concerns. Financial visioning and the basics of personal finance and money management will bediscussed. You’ll learn to build a solid financial infrastructure to move your project, business or organization forward.Topics include: helping you understand general financial terminology as it relates to your art practice and personalfinances; presenting ideas on how to organize and manage your money through filing systems, software and othersolutions; explaining informational financial reports and give you tools to create your own; discussing personalfinancial management and strategies32936 W 5:30-8:30 pm 11/14 Santa Cruz Conference RoomConnect with the Arts in Ventura!Watch Ventura’s monthly art video magazine on CAPS-VTV Channel 15 www.capstv.orgSubscribe or view online recent and pastnewsletters and videos atwww.cityofventura.net/culturalaffairsContribute entries to either publication by contactingGeorgeanne Lees, Supervisor, Office of CulturalAffairs at 805. 658.4720 or glees@cityofventura.netReceive Ventura’s bi-monthlye-newsletter on “all things art”in our City.24


ART CLASSESMusicMusic-Baby and MeInfant-2 years $60Early child development research hasshown that immersion in music acts asa “nutrient”for the developing mind bystimulating both emotions and the body,and giving children time to bond. This classincludes classical music, jazz and children’stunes as a foundation. No class 10/22 &11/12. At BVC. Instructor Sloan Hoffman32900 M 10:30-11:15 am 9/24-11/26Music-Big Kid and Me3-5 years $60Music builds a community of little onesand their caregivers through sharingsimple songs, instrument play, rhythm funand musical movement. This class includesclassical music, jazz and children’s tunesas a foundation. No class 10/24. At BVC.Instructor Sloan Hoffman32901 W 10:30-11:15 am 9/26-11/21Dynamic Singers-Children’s Choir5-12 years $75 + $5 supply feeLearn basic warm-ups, music fundamentalsand music theory. Students will beintroduced to different genres of music,languages, and some dance movement.Performances on last class for family andfriends. No class 10/22 & 11/12. At BibleFellowship Church, 6950 Ralston InstructorDaniela Flores-Palomino32902 5-8 years M 3:30-4:30 pm 9/17-10/2932904 9-12 years M 4:30-5:30 pm 9/17-10/2932903 5-8 years M 3:30-4:30 pm 11/5-12/1732905 9-12 years M 4:30-5:30 pm 11/5-12/17Basic Guitar9 years-Adult $55Learn folk and pop strums, patterns andchord progressions. Students provideown acoustic or electric guitars. At DudleyHouse, 197 N. Ashwood St. InstructorRandy Covington32906 Tu 7-8:30 pm 9/25-10/30Advanced Guitar9 years-Adult $50Learn improvisation, taking a solo andplaying fills behind a vocalist or anotherinstrument. Student should know basicopen and bar chords and bring ownacoustic or electric guitar. At the DudleyHouse, 197 N. Ashwood St. InstructorRandy Covington32909 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm 9/25-10/30Barbershop Chorus for Women18 years-Adult $50Learn basics of singing four-part harmonyin the Barbershop Style with BobbetteGantz, Master Director of ChannelAirechorus. Ability to read music and priorsinging experience is helpful but notrequired. Find more information atwww.channelaire.org At BVC.32912 Th 9:30-11:30 am 9/20-10/18yearsTickets are $20August 25Shari PuortoBluesSeptember 1Susie Hansen Latin BandLatin Jazz & SalsaSeptember 8Lisa Haley & the ZydekatsZydecoOlivas Adobe4200 Olivas Park Drive, VenturaConcerts 7:30-9:30 pmDoors open 6:30 pmRSVP for tickets & $10/table for 4to 805/658-4726RSVP by Fri. noon for catered hot buffetdinner $15/person to 805/650-755927 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


Fall 2012 Ventura Travel ProgramsTravel With Us!For domestic and international destinations…Enjoy the performing arts, museum exhibits, gamblingdestinations, special events, seasonal activities and widerangingexcursions with friends and familyFor the young and young at heart…Choose from day trips for the entire family (ages 7 and up), mixed generations(18+) and extended adventures for adults (21+)–Unescorted minors welcomewith pre-approvalFor day trips…Discover fun places close to home through the “Tours for Twenty” series(for a variety of ages) and outdoor adventure sampler (for adults 50 and up) anddowntown history and mystery tours (for all ages)For an afternoon jaunt…Sample a new lunch spot every month with Curb toCurb, our door-to-door service for people with physicallimitations (City of Ventura residents only)Register beginning August 27• Phone and web registrations are by Visa orMasterCard credit or debit cards only• Walk-in registrants receive priority over phone-inregistrants on first day of registration• Trips with numeric codes require Visa orMasterCard debit/credit card payment (no checks)For trips marked “Register atTravel Programs Office (TPO) only”…You MUST register for them via the TPO using credit/debit card or personal checks or money orders madeout to “City of Ventura”Travel Programs Office: Senior Recreation Center (SRC)420 E Santa Clara St., 805.648.5606Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am-3 pmWednesday: 9 am-6 pm • Friday: 9 am-1 pmSpecial hours on 8/27: 7:30 am-5 pmFor trips with numeric codes…1. Register online at www.cityofventura.net/eRecreationanytime or2. Register by phone or visit TPO: SRC (see above) orParks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Desk:Room 226, City Hall, 501 Poli St., 805.658.4726Phone hours 8 am-5 pm weekdaysWalk-in hours 10 am-5 pm weekdaysClosed alternate FridaysIrelandHaving a great time!Making some newfriends!Let’s go togethernext time!www.cityofventura.netIcelandCape Cod2012M assach usettsCindy Smith123 Sunflower Ln.Ventura, CA93003-We travel on air-conditioned restroom-equipped buses-Youth may accompany an adult on select family-focusedexcursions-An asterisk (*) indicates overnight trip fees per personfor double and single occupancy-Tour hours indicate bus departure and return times-Request a detailed itinerary from the Travel Programsoffice at 805.648.5606EXCURSIONS CODESEE Easy Excursion requires minimal walking at acomfortable paceMM Moderate Mobility demands more walking at anintermediate pace, some stairs and standingAA Active Adventure more extensive walking, stairs,uphill climbing, standing and outdoor activities onuneven groundCC Connoisseur Class/Luxury indicates a moreelegant trip with a few extra touchesAT Accessible Tour Contact the Travel Programs officein advance and prior to registering at 648-5606 formore information on accessible tours.FUTURE TRAVEL SHOWSRSVP to 648-5606 to attendthese free presentationswith detailed itineraries andrefreshments.Th 9/27 11 amTreasures of IrelandTour Date: March 2013Th 10/11 11 amSan Antonio FiestaTour Date: April 2013Th 10/11 12 pmWashington D.C. & WilliamsburgTour Date: May 2013Th 1/10 12 pmIcelandTour Date: August 201328


TOURS & TRAVELTravel & Discover Ventura“Anything Goes”Candlelight Dinner Theater12 years-Adult $85 MMThe elegant Candlelight Pavilion DinnerTheater in Claremont presents theage-old tale of boy-meets-girl and thecomplications which ensue intrigue everyaudience, and no musical puts it on stagebetter than Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes”.Show stopping dance numbers and terrificsongs include It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, IGet A Kick Out Of You, All Through TheNight and Anything Goes. Trip includesgourmet lunch, gratuities, house dessertand coffee, matinee show and escortedtransportation. Cancel by 9/2132609 Sa 9 am-6 pm 10/6Victory at Sea Cruise12 years-Adult $150 MMSteam back to the 1940’s aboard the lastfully restored and operational VictoryShip, the S.S. Lane Victory. Enjoy a daylongadventure and breath-taking views as wesail toward Catalina Island. Dance on thedeck to the sounds of the Yellow HoundDawg Band. Help the crew hunt downan escaped German spy and relive thehair-raising drama as the ship’s gunnersward off a Luftwaffe air attack! Take timeto explore the ship and its museums onyour own, or as part of one of the guidedtours. It’s a perfect way for ship aficionados,history buffs, and families alike tospend the day! Trip includes cruise, continentalbreakfast, full lunch and escortedtransportation. Cancel by 10/532643 Sa 5:30 am-6:30 pm 10/20American Indian ArtsMarketplace at the Autry16 years-Adult $40 MMMore than 160 Native American artistswill be at The Autry for the annual IndianArts Marketplace. Featuring the finest incontemporary and traditional AmericanIndian arts, the festival includes more than25,000 square feet of exhibition space,artist demonstrations, music, dance, andfood. We’ll also enjoy a docent led tourof the special exhibits inside. Set yourpace to include lunch on your own at theonsite café. Trip includes admission andescorted transportation but not lunch.Cancel by 10/1932660 Sa 8:30 am-5:30 pm 11/3Cirque du Soleil-Kodak Theater9 years-Adult $120 MMThis production, “IRIS”, by Cirque du Soleilbrings together dance, acrobatics, livevideo, filmed sequences and animation.The show takes spectators on a fantasticvoyage through the history of cinemaand its genres, taking them into the heartof the movie-making process. Lunch onyour own at a variety of choices at theHollywood & Highland Complex prior tothe show. Trip includes tickets in Parterrelevel and escorted transportation but notlunch. Cancel by 10/1932610 Su 10 am-6:30 pm 11/4Dr. Phil Show16 years-Adult $20 AAJoin us for a live studio audience tapingof the talk show by advice guru Dr. PhilMcGraw at the Paramount Studios inHollywood. Afterward, enjoy a quick stopfor lunch on your own at LA’s FarmersMarket. Trip includes one or two showtapings and escorted transportation butnot lunch. Cancel by 10/2432971 W 7 am-4 pm 11/7“Oklahoma”-Pepperdine9 years-Adult $45 MMThis year’s student production is “Oklahoma,”the optimistic American classicthat has enchanted audiences since itsBroadway debut in 1943 with songs like“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “TheSurrey with the Fringe on Top”. Audiencesold and young alike will enjoy thisstory that affirms, “We know we belongto the land, and the land we belong tois grand!” Bring the whole family to theSmothers Theater at Pepperdine University.Dinner stop at Coogie’s in Malibuprior to the show. Trip includes showticket and escorted transportation butnot lunch. Cancel by 10/2632613 Su 10:30 am-6 pm 11/11Laughlin Aquarius Resort21 years-Adult $180/$240* MMRegister via Travel Programs Office only.Our 4-day/ 3-night stay will be at theAquarius Resort Hotel in Laughlin, NV,which is the largest hotel in Laughlinwith two 18-floor towers with roomsthat overlook the Colorado River. Tripincludes hotel stay, 2 brunch buffets, baggagehandling and escorted transportation.Cancel by 10/5Su 11/11-8 am–W 11/14-6 pm“The Book of Mormon”at the Pantages Theater18 years-Adult $130 MMWinner of 9 Tony Awards® includingBest Musical! From Trey Parker and MattStone, the creators of “South Park,” andRobert Lopez, co-creator of “Avenue Q”comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, anew Broadway musical that critics named“the funniest musical of all time” and “thebest musical of this century.” Containsexplicit language. Trip includes matineeorchestra seating, gourmet lunch at SanAntonio Winery and escorted transportation.Cancel by 11/232611 Sa 9:30 am-6:30 pm 11/17“A Christmas to Remember”Candlelight Dinner Theater7 years-Adult $85 MM/CCThis elegant theater in Claremont presentsits annual Christmas spectacular thatis sure to please adults and children alikewith this exciting new show filled withholiday songs and Christmas cheer. Tripincludes gourmet lunch, gratuities, housedessert and coffee, matinee show andescorted transportation. Minors must beaccompanied by an adult. Cancel by 11/1632612 Sa 9 am-6 pm 12/129 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


Behind the Scenes at Venoco OilTeen-Adult $30 AAGet a behind-the-scenes look at oilproduction on the central coast. We’llboard a boat in Santa Barbara Harbor fora narrated tour through the natural oilseeps off our coast. The tour continuesaround an oil platform for a close uplook at an important local industry. We’llstay in the harbor area for lunch on yourown. Cancel by 9/2132174 Sa 9 am-3 pm 9/29Aviation and BirdMuseums-Camarillo50 years-Adult $30 MMThe Western Foundation of VertebrateZoology, aka “The Bird Museum”, willintroduce you to the world’s largestcollection of bird’s eggs and hundreds ofmounted bird specimens. Our docent ledtour will cover bird conservation, biologyand the birds of the world. Lunch followsat the Waypoint Café at the CamarilloAirport. Then it’s on to the So. CaliforniaWing’s WWII Aviation Museum. We’lltour 2 hangers including one whererestoration is in progress. Trip includesdocent tours and escorted transportationbut not lunch. Cancel by 9/2032666 Th 9:30am-3:30 pm 10/4Malibu Lagoon Museum& Adamson House50 years-Adult $30 MMThis 1.5-hour docent led walking tour includesthe 1929 Moorish-Spanish Revivalstyle beachfront residence and the adjoiningMalibu Lagoon Museum featuringthe colorful history of the Malibu area.Lunch follows at Coogie’s Beach Caféin Malibu. Trip includes docent tour andescorted transportation but not lunch.Cancel by 9/2531423 Tu 9 am-3:30 pm 10/9Carpinteria Agricultural TourTeen-Adult $30 AAContinuing in our series of local agriculturaltours we’ll head to Carpinteria.We’ll tour the avocado packaging processat Rincon Farms, learn about seed mixingat S&S Seeds and make a stop at WesterlayOrchids. We’ll finish the day at theCarpinteria Farmer’s Market to shop forlocal produce. Cancel by 10/432171 Th 12:30-6:30 pm 10/11Circle Bar B DinnerTheatre-Goleta50 years-Adult $55 MMChoose from the following dates andshows. Trip includes BBQ brunch, showand escorted transportation. All trips arefrom 11:30am-6:30 pm.32622 Su 10/14 “Any Wednesday”Cancel by 9/2832623 Su 10/28 “Any Wednesday”Cancel by 10/12John Tesh Big Band-Pepperdine18 years-Adult $45 MMGrammy-nominated and Emmy AwardwinningJohn Tesh, whose 25-year careerincludes a decade of anchoring EntertainmentTonight, several hit PBS musicspecials, over 7 million albums sold, andhis nationally syndicated radio show, Intelligencefor Your Life, leads his band at theSmothers Theater at Pepperdine Universityin a tribute to the jazz, big band,and swing music that shaped the worldfrom the early-to-mid-20th century. Dinnerstop at Coogie’s in Malibu prior tothe show. Trip includes show ticket andescorted transportation but not dinner.Cancel by 10/832614 M 4:30-11:30 pm 10/22Behind the Scenes in Port HuenemeTeen-Adult $30 AAGet a behind-the-scenes look at theoperations of the Port of Hueneme, theonly deepwater harbor between LosAngeles and San Francisco. This busy portserves international businesses and oceancarriers from the Pacific Rim and Europe.We’ll also visit the Seabee Museum andstop for lunch (not included in tour price)in Channel Islands Harbor. Cancel by 11/632164 Tu 8:30 am-2:30 pm 11/13Reagan Library-Simi ValleyTreasures of the Walt Disney Archives7 years-Adult $40 MMSee this special exhibit on the Treasures ofthe Walt Disney Archives with over 500historic artifacts from nearly nine decadesof Disney History. We’ll also view the annualholiday trees exhibit. Visit the remainderof the museum using your own “audioguide cam” that allows for you to takepictures and videos that will be emailedto you after the visit. Enjoy lunch onsite atthe Reagan Country Café. On your own,visit the gravesite, grounds and gift shop.Trip includes admission, audio guide cam,special exhibits, escorted transportationbut not lunch. Cancel by 11/1632616 F 9 am-4 pm 11/30Camarillo Community BandHoliday Concert50 years-Adult $15 EEEnjoy an afternoon of good food andgood music on this trip to hear holidaysongs performed by the Camarillo CommunityBand. We’ll stop for lunch whereyou’ll choose for yourself between severalrestaurants before the 3 pm concert.Trip includes escorted transportation butnot lunch. Cancel by 11/2632644 Su 12-5:30 pm 12/9CURB-TO-CURBOur door-to-door service for peoplewith physical limitations takes you to adifferent place for lunch every month!Register in advance via eRecreation orcall 658-4726 or 648-5606. A lift is available,but please mention any wheelchairor ADA requirements. Note: there areno refunds for cancellations. For City ofVentura residents only!Claim Jumper, Thousand Oaks32157 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 10/13 $15Eggs ‘n’ Potatoes, Ojai32158 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 11/10 $15Du-par’s Oxnard32159 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 12/15 $15Bucca di Beppo , Thousand Oaks32160 Sa 10am-3:30 pm 1/12 $1531 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


Visit Ventura’sHISTORIC SITES!EVENTS AT OLIVAS ADOBE4200 Olivas Park Dr—open daily—www.olivasadobe.orgTours-Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am-4-$5/adults $3/children & seniorsSPECIAL EVENTS!See “Discover Ventura Tours” for Halloween Ghost Tales at the Olivas AdobeOlivas Adobe Historical Interpreters (OAHI) Docent programs:• Living History Day, a special event at the Olivas Adobe-Sunday, September 23,12-3 pm. Enjoy rancho workday activities of the past and get a glimpse of howMexican pioneers lived their lives. Adults $3, Senior/Child under 12 $1. Tickets at gate• Kerosene Cal’s Spooky Show & Halloween Workshop-Saturday, October 27, 1 &2:30 pm. Spooky stories & puppets, and Halloween crafts at the Olivas Adobe.Costumes optional. All ages-Free• Holiday Candlelight Tour-Sunday, December 9, tours throughout the evening beginningat 5:30 p.m. See how the holidays were celebrated in Old California Skits, with liveentertainment and refreshments. All ages-Free. Reservations required: 805-658-4726Photo: Kurt RieckenbergBecome an OAHI Docent! Call 805-658-4728 to join our weekend training programsRentalof theOlivasAdobeFor Weddings & Other Celebrations byFamilies, Businesses & CharitiesCelebrate your special occasion at the Olivas Adobe!The beautiful Historic Olivas Adobe has been the ideal site forweddings, receptions, quinceañeras and fiestas since 1847. Thisoutdoor venue located just minutes away from the Pacific Oceanhas a special ambiance for any special occasion. For rental informationplease contact Gina Reyes at greyes@cityofventura.netor call 805.658.4728 and request a rental packet. Reservationsdates are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.Ortega Adobe215 W Main St—open daily—9 am-4 pm• See “Discover Ventura Tours” for Mysterious Ghosts of The Ortega AdobeHistoric Dudley House197 N Ashwood Ave at Loma Vista Rd —www.dudleyhouse.org• First Sundays Open House 1-4 pm —805-642-3345• Lavender Workshops 10/6 & 11/3—see page 17City Hall Municipal Art Collection501 Poli St —www.cityofventura.net/culturalaffairs• Open weekdays 7:30 am-5 pm (closed alternate Fridays)—call 805-658-4759 toschedule a free docent-led school or service group tour34


SOCIAL SERVICESSenior ServicesCall us for information on thefollowing programs:VAAC-Ventura Avenue Adult Center& Ventura Senior Nutrition Program550 N Ventura Ave—805.648.3035SPECIAL EVENTSBingo Bash!$25 Super Pack Buy-In. Ticket includesSUPER PACK buy-in. Includes2 6-on’s, 1 4-on & 1 cover-all. Extrapapers available for purchase at the door.Concessions and lunch available for purchase.Doors & sales open at 11:30am.Games start at 12:30 pm.Sa 12/8 11:30-3:30 pm VAAC $25Holiday Greens WorkshopGreen Thumb Nursery representativeDavid Nichols presents this enjoyableand informative workshop on the careand planting of a variety of indoor Holidayhouseplants. RSVP by Th 11/29 to648-3035.W 12/5 1-2 pm VAAC FreeSenior Services Holiday PartyJoin us for the cheer and spirit of theseason at our annual holiday party. Enjoydoor prizes, entertainment, seasonalgoodies and more. Co-sponsored byAssisted Health Care Services. RSVP to648-2829 by 11/30Th 12/6 1-2:30 pm SRC FreeProgram Your GadgetsAdults 50 years of age and over gethands-on help from high school studentvolunteers at this popular event, nowin its fifth year. Bring in your iPod, cellphone, digital camera, GPS or otherelectronic device that you haven’t quitemastered for some “expert” help. RSVPto 648-2829 by January 21.F 1/25 4-6 pm SRC FreeThursday WalksAdults 50 years of age and over join volunteerPat Jump on the second Thursdayof each month for a social, exercise walk.Meet at the Senior Recreation Center,420 E. Santa Clara Street before headingout on 2-3 mile walks through town,along the promenade and on the beachtrail.Th 9-11 am 10/11, 1/8, 12/13, 1/10FreeWestside Café DaysBring your appetite and join us in celebrating!Along with your meal, enjoyspecial surprises. Suggested donation:$3 per meal for those 60 and over. Mealprice: $5 for those under 60.Harvest Day Lunch & Spooky Dessert!W 10/31 11:30 am-1 pmThanksgiving LuncheonW 11/21 11:30 am-1 pmHoliday Soup KitchenF 12/21 11:30 am-1 pmOn with the Dance!Adult 50+ years FREEJoin this self-expressive class and danceto a mix of music to move you from theinside out. Bring your inner dance to life,and dance as though no one is watching.No previous dance experience necessary.Wear comfortable clothing. Noclass 12/26. Instructor: Liz GalvanW 9-9:45 am 10/10-11/14 VAACW 9-9:45 am 12/5-1/16 VAACPROGRAMS AND SERVICESSPECIAL EVENTSNAME YOUR GAME!SRC-Senior Recreation Center420 E Santa Clara St—805.648.2829Ventura Travel Programs Office420 E Santa Clara St—805.648.5606• Braille Institute Mobile Solutions Bus• Driver Safety Classes• Food Share’s Brown Bag Distribution Sites• Grey Law• Health Screenings• HEAP-Home Energy Assistance ProgramAdvocacy Program• Library and Resource Center• Low Vision Services & Classes• Parkinson’s Disease Support Group• Taking Charge Health Lecture Series• Ventura Adult Continuing Education Classes35 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


VENTURA PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWSLibrary Address M Tu W Th F Sa SuAvenue 660 N Ventura Av 11-6* 2-6 12-6 2-6 x 10-3 xPROGRAMS AND SERVICESMature Drivers Safety ProgramThis AARP eight-hour course (two 4hour sessions) may help lower yourvehicle insurance rates. $12 fee for certificatefor AARP members. $14 fee forcertificate for non-members. Call VenturaAvenue Adult Center (VAAC) for reservationat 648-3035. At VAACTh 10/4 & 10/11 10:45 am-2:45 pmTh 11/1 & 11/8 9:15 am-1:15 pmTh 12/6 & 12/13 10:45 am-2:45 pmTh 1/3 & 1/10 9:15 am-1:15 pmFoster 651 E Main St 10-8 10-8 10-8 10-8 10-5 10-5 1-5Your online e-library is always open!Find teen & kids’ pages, reading programs, downloadable audiobooks and dozens of other services at www.vencolibrary.orgWebsite for SBFOL bookstore, used book sales & new speaker series:www.sanbuenaventurafriendsofthelibrary.orgJoin us in the EP Foster Topping Room at 4 pm for localhistorian & raconteur Richard Senate’s “Myths and Monstersof Ventura County” on Sept. 8 and “Fiestas of Old California”on Dec. 1. Admission is free but RSVP to Marcia Ortiz atmrortiz@earthlink.net or 805.643.4281*closed 1-2Ventura Supper ClubJust the thing for the adventurous 50+Adult that is interested in a pleasant groupdining experience at local restaurants andwho enjoys the taste of various internationalcuisines. Join the informal VenturaSupper Club on the third Thursday of eachmonth. Meal is at participant’s expense.Call 648-3035 for more information.3rd Th 5-7 pmVentura’s Senior Lunch Program11:30 am-1 pm • M/Tu/W/FWestside Café550 N. Ventura AvenueComing Soon!Expanded Westside Café DaysCall 648-3035 for schedule and themes.Join us for the friendliest lunch hour in Ventura!for qualified adults 60 & upAlways a nutritious hot entrée with fresh fruit & vegetables plus special events—birthday & seasonal celebrations, live entertainment & health seminars$3 suggested donation for adults 60 & up • $5 set price for everyone elseInfo: 805/648-303536


INFORMATIONREGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 27Use your Visa or MasterCard.PHONE 805.658.47268 am – 5 pm, weekdaysONLINE Scan this QR code or visitwww.cityofventura.net/eRecreationMAIL this page with check or credit card payment to:PRCP DEPT, P.O. Box 99, Room 226 • Ventura, CA 93002.WALK-IN to City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Room 226Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships office10 am – 5 pm weekdaysCITY HALL HOURS:7:30 am-5:30 pm weekdays • Closed Alternate FridaysSee www.cityofventura.net for scheduleSe habla español-llame 658-4726RegistrationREFUND POLICYThere will be a $10 service chargefor class cancellations made prior tothe second class meeting. No refundswill be issued thereafter. There are norefunds for activities costing $10 orless. Cancellations for camps require10 business days’ notification prior tothe start of camp in order to receivea refund. Special refund policies applyfor some programs and activities – fordetails call 658.4726.NON-RESIDENT FEESMinimal class assessment fees fornon-residents (customers who liveoutside Ventura’s city limits) help defraya small portion of the costs forthe upkeep of parks and facilities usedby these classes and funded by residentcity taxes.$0 for classes less than $25$5 for classes $25–$75$10 for classes over $75Reach out to our communityby contributing to ourParks, Recreation &Community PartnershipsEnrichment FundYour donation of just $1helps build a CommunityServices Scholarship Fundthat enables low incomeCity of Ventura residents toparticipate inCity programs.Thank you for yourgenerosity.CLASS CODE CLASS NAME LAST (Participant Name) FIRST BIRTH DATE FEE27759 Your optional donation enables low-income residents to participate in our programs. Thank you. $1. 00NON-RESIDENTS ADD: $0-classes less than $25, $5-classes $25–$75, $10-classes over $75TOTALPAYEE’S NAMELast __________________________ First _____________________ M.I. ______Address _______________________ City ______________________ Zip ______Phone Eve ( )_________________ Day ( )__________________ Ext. ______Pager/Cell Phone ( )____________ E-mail: ______________________________WAIVER By signing this application, I agree to release the City of San Buenaventura, its agents,its employees, and its certified volunteers from and against any claim arising from my or my child’sparticipation in the program noted on this Registration Form. I grant permission for the City ofVentura to use participants’ image, filmed during program activities, to promote its services andprograms. I agree to indemnify and hold the City of San Buenaventura harmless from and againstany claims, whether caused by passive negligence or otherwise. I will pay all costs incident to anyclaim, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees. I agree that this agreement is intended to beas broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the State of California.Required Signature ________________________________ Date ___________________METHOD OF PAYMENTo Cash o Mastercardo Check o VisaPayable to: City of VenturaCard NumberCardholder Name-Please PrintExpiration DateIn compliance with the ADA, PR&CP willmake reasonable accommodations tomake programs and services accessible tothe disabled community.8•1237 • Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/eRecreation


City of Ventura celebratesPUBLIC ART THAT REALLYJoin us for theGRAND OPENING of new art forour Bike Racks & Bus SheltersOctober 6, 2012 • 11 amCalifornia Street Park at Santa Claramusic ~ refreshments ~ artist recognitionMOVES YOUWhether it’s the world-famous “Bus Home” depot byDennis Oppenheim, sculptures along the Ventura River Trail,“drive by” visual arts galleries at the Community MemorialHospital Coastal Community Cancer Center or “TortillaFlats” underpass, or the nationally recognized and recentlyinstalled art sculptures and panels for our “Bike Racks” andStreetscape “Bus Shelters,” the City of Ventura Public ArtProgram has commissioned over 50 artworks “in the openair” by locally and nationally recognized professional artiststhroughout our community that really move our residents andvisitors—whether they travel by car, bicycle, bus or on foot.Visit our site(s) atwww.cityofventura.net/publicartBIKE RACK ARTDragonfly - L.T. Mustardseed at Ventura Pier & PromenadeGears - Douglas Lochner at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura AveBikerfly - Tyson Cline at Chestnut & Main StreetsOcean - L.T. Mustardseed at WAV, 175 S Ventura AveFish - Douglas Lochner at Surfers’ Point, Figueroa Street at the beachBike Tree - John Suttman at Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau,101 S California StNEW BUS SHELTER ARTFour by Four - Mary Holmes & Laurel HugginsDahlia Farm - Caroline AllenSigns of the Avenue - M B HanrahanA Large Bowl of Berries - Petrina SharpLocal Fauna - Shirin AndersonPlein Air Painters - Susan SeaberrySnap Shot Memories - Cabrillo Middle School StudentsJoel Mayorga, Emily Schoutan, Jordan Ferguson, LexiWoodward, Christina Schaefer, Marin McGee, Bella Bobrowand Lauren Whitley2012Mayor’s Arts Awards“Mark of Excellence”computer generated photographic printby Lis J. SchwittersNominations are accepteduntil September 7The City of Ventura welcomes nominations in sixcategories for these seventh annual awards recognizingthe artistic achievements and contributions to thecultural community by City residents, artists, educators,organizations and business leaders.-Arts Patron-Arts Leader-Arts Educator-Artist in the Community-Emerging Artist-Creative EntrepreneurDownload a nomination form atwww.cityofventura.net/maa or request one fromCreative Economy Specialist Eric Wallner atewallner@cityofventura.net or 677-3911.


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