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April 6th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Campagne on the main

Get out your walking shoes; it’s time to taste some wines. Downtown Ventura will be the site of this year’s Champagne on Main, a Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair. Start the day with the street fair, which will include live entertainment, local artists, crafters, nonprofit organizations, and more. The wine walk will follow and showcase champagne, sparkling wines and craft beer samples from downtown businesses. All who participate will receive a wristband, tasting cup, and map of participating tasting sites.

Where:
Downtown Ventura
300-500 blocks on Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

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April 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 am

Ventura County things to do

Long before state Highway 118 sliced through today’s Simi Valley in southeast Ventura County, a spunky old lady almost singlehandedly built a sparkling gem of a home that has survived suburbia, earthquakes (barely) and city hall.

Tressa Prisbrey started creating what became Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village at age 60 in 1956. The folk-art fantasyland originally was intended to house her collection of 10,000 pencils. But it kept growing, eventually consisting of 13 structures assembled from approximately 1 million bottles she retrieved from a nearby dump and mixed with cement. The village housed a chapel, a pyramid of headlights, 20 statues, and a round house complete with round bed, round dresser, and round mirror. Her husband helped her out until his death in the early 1960s.
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April 1st, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

Take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate a true piece of Americana with the Vintage Trailer Show in the Murphy Auto Museum parking lot. Few things truly capture the imagination of hitting the open road as do trailer and RVs, and you can track their evolution over the decades at this insightful and entertaining show. See and tour more than 30 vintage trailers and see the 70-plus classic cars that tow them. Also on display is a collection of camping memorabilia. Your $10 donation gets you access to the whole show.

Where:
The Murphy Auto Museum Parking Lot
2230 Statham Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93033

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March 31st, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County events

Composting and growing your own veggies are all the rage now, but where should you start? This water-wise composting and vegetable gardening class will teach you how to create a healthy biology for your lawn, how to make a potent compost tea, and the many ways to encourage and invite beneficial insects into your garden. The classes are presented by esteemed industry professionals whose goal is to promote efficient water use, the protection of local water supply and, of course, help your garden flourish. Meetings allow attendees to mix and mingle with fellow local gardening enthusiasts, and enjoy complimentary refreshments before and after presentations. Classes are popular and have limited space, so early reservations are encouraged.

Where:
Green Thumb Nursery
1899 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003

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March 30th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ventura County Spring Carnival

This Easter weekend, join the fun at the Ventura County Fair Spring Carnival. Your whole family will enjoy the rides, games, Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, and more. Entertainment and carnival food will be available. The carnival is the perfect place to bring your visiting relatives, meet up with other families, or take the kids for the day. Visit the website for presale tickets and check out sponsorship opportunities.

Where:
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

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