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April 29th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

As part of the ongoing Water Wise Gardening series, the city of Ventura will present a class on graywater and rainwater harvesting. This event is free and open to the public. Join others from your community in listening to industry professionals talk about protection of the local water supply, how to reduce waste, and how to create more efficient water-use systems in your home. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Where:
City of Ventura’s Sanjon Public Works Maintenance Yard
336 Sanjon Road
Ventura, CA 93001

When:
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April 28th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

More than 20 years ago, a group of arts advocates, business leaders and local politicians decided that Ventura should claim its rightful place as a regional cultural mecca. Now every year, the Ventura Music Festival takes place in the city’s historic downtown core. Enjoy great artists with a wide musical range such as the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Tea & Trumpets, and more during the festival’s 21st season. These nationally known singers, instrumentalists, ensembles, and chamber orchestras will be performing in various historic and architecturally unique settings in downtown Ventura.

Where:
Downtown Ventura, various locations

When:
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April 27th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura events

Bring the whole family to the Second Annual Hamburger and Hops Music Festival at Collection Park in Oxnard. Sample some of the most mouthwatering pairings of craft beer and fusion burgers while you enjoy live music featuring reggae, funk, and Top 40 styles. And if burgers aren’t quite your taste, there will be chicken, taco, and pretzel vendor alternative options rounding out the delectable fare. Be sure to get your tickets early!

Where:
The Collection at Riverpark
Park View Court
Oxnard, CA 93036

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April 24th, 2015 at 8:00 am

Where to pick strawberries in Ventura County

Strawberries are one of California’s most popular and profitable crops, generating almost $2.6 billion for the state’s economy. They are grown on nearly 40,000 acres over 500 miles that stretch from sunny San Diego all the way up to chilly Monterey Bay.

However, Ventura County splits the difference between the opposite ends of the strawberry-growing regions in California. Just as the growing season begins to cool down up north, it begins to heat up down south, and Ventura manages to get the best of both worlds. Or seasons.

The combination of sun, soil, and weather throughout Ventura County creates an environment perfect for not only growing strawberries, but for picking them as well. Because the plants are low to the ground and the berries light enough for even for the smallest children to pick, many farms throughout the region offer “pick your own” (PYO) tours and opportunities for families to spend a day getting back to nature in a fun and rewarding way.

Here are two of the more popular spots to pick strawberries in Ventura County:
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April 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventua events

The Annual Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show makes its way back to Thousand Oaks for the 39th year. Head to Conejo Creek Park to see cars from around the world brought together by local area car club members. Sample chili while you enjoy lie entertainment by DSB An American Journey and Cover 2 Cover Band. Event staff asks that attendees refrain from bringing pets and outside food or beverages.

Where:
Conejo Creek Park South
Highway 23 at Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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