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May 11th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

Explore the historic Stagecoach Inn Museum and maybe purchase a piece you can treasure forever at the first Out of the Attic Sale and flea market. More than 20 vendors will sell their wares at booths featuring some of the most authentic antiques, folk art, clocks and watches, and other vintage items in Conejo Valley. After you browse and bargain, treat yourself to a bit of history and take a tour of the museum, or perhaps stroll through the Heritage Memorial Rose Garden in the pleasant spring sunshine.

Where:
Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex
51 S. Ventu Park Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320

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May 6th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

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Mariachi, a form of folk music from Mexico, came to popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries. It gained national popularity during the 20th century when played during presidential inaugurations and on the radio. Oxnard visitors and residents can attend the Annual Mariachi Festival on May 9 for a sample of history. The concert begins at 2 p.m. followed by a dinner and dance at 7 p.m.

Where:
Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA 93030

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May 5th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

Put on your best hat and join Mrs. Francis Kaufman-Petit for afternoon tea at Heritage Square in Oxnard. La Dolce Vita Restaurant will be catering tea, sandwiches, scones, and dessert. There will be a hat contest for those who want to participate. After tea, head to the marketplace, which is perfect for finding a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day, yourself, or a friend. Reservations are required by May 1.

Where:
715 S. A St.
Oxnard, CA 93030

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May 4th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

Climb aboard a real Coast Guard cutter and learn what it takes to be safe on the sea at the Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Day Expo. View the proficiency of maritime rescue operations with two offshore air, sea, and fire rescue demonstrations conducted by several agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard and Ventura County public safety departments. There will be safety demonstrations throughout the day, as well as booths and displays, from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Red Cross, and the National Weather Service.

Where:
Channel Islands Harbor
4201 S. Victoria Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93035

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May 1st, 2015 at 8:00 am

Mother's Day in Ventura County

With Mother’s Day approaching, there’s no lack of ways to show Mom your appreciation before, on, or after May 10. Of course there are the standard brunches, flowers, and boxes of candy. But why not consider something less predictable? Here are some suggestions for making Mom’s day memorable:

  • Listen to some legends: Musician Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall headline the Ventura Music Festival May 8 with songs from their best-selling albums at Ventura High School Theatre. The festival is one of the county’s signature events, attracting upwards of 6,000 concertgoers each season. Multiple Grammy winners (Alpert founded Tijuana Brass, Hall was lead singer for Sergio Mendes’ iconic Brasil ’66), play to sold-out concerts audiences, so early ticket-buying is recommended. Website and tickets (more…)

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