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College Planning @ E.P. Foster Library

September 03, 2014 - September 03, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
651 E. Main Street, E.P. Foster Library

Presenter Linda Kapala will help you learn how to choose the right college, finance a college education, fill out applications, and much, much more at this free event in the Topping Room.

 
Classics on the Coast
Classics on the Coast

September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
9:00am. – 3:00pm.
Main Street (Ventura Ave. – Fir), Downtown Ventura
Phone: (805) 604-2000

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This is the second annual Classic car show. Hundreds of cars on Main St. and California. Live music, celebrity guest and more!

 
Friends of the Library Book Discussion @ E.P. Foster Library

September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
651 E. Main Street, E.P. Foster Library

A discussion sponsored by the Friends of the Library Book Club. This month's read: "Blue Diary" by Alice Hoffman. All are welcome to this special event in the Topping Room!

 
Murder Express Lunch Train-
Murder Express Lunch Train-"The Love Train"

September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
11:30 am-4:00 pm
364 Main St, Fillmore
Contact: Tresa
Phone: (805) 524-2546
Admission: Adults/Seniors-$63 Youth (7-12)-$34 Call or see ad for group rates

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All aboard for a hilarious, outrageous afternoon murder mystery comedy performed by the P. Maxwell Production troupe while enjoying our signature "Orange Blossom Chicken" three-course lunch. Join in the fun and guess "who-done-it'. Shop and browse at the Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium during the intermission. Boarding is at 11:30, departure at 12:00 noon. Train arrives back in Fillmore at 4:00 pm. Lunch Menu- Garden salad, orange glazed chicken breast, rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables Coffee or iced tea Chef's choice dessert Sodas, beer and wine are available for adults to purchase

 
Music Under The Stars: Lisa Haley & The Zydekats
Music Under The Stars: Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

September 06, 2014 - September 06, 2014
Courtyard gates open at 6:30, Concert starts at 7:30pm
4200 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura Harbor Area
Contact: City of Ventura
Phone: (805) 658-4726
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Zydeco Music - This Grammy©-nominated fiddler and her five-piece Cajun band-our series' most popular act every year-return to infect us with their volcanic "swamp-roots rock" from the bayous of Louisiana full of joyful "get up and dance" Mardi Gras rhythms. lisahaley.com

 

 
Sunday Brunch @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Sunday Brunch @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant

October 24, 2012 - December 15, 2014 Recurring daily
10am-2pm
1510 Anchors Way Drive, Harbor
Contact: Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Phone: (805) 642-1200
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Enjoy Harbor Views and delicious Brunch!

Eggs Benedict, Grandmother's Sandwich, Cre'me Brule'e French Toast, Egg Breakfast Your Way, Super Fluffy Pancakes, Meat Lovers Omelet, Veggie Omelet, N.Y. Strip Steak and Eggs, Mimosa and Bloody Marys.

 
Happy Hour @ Aloha Steakhouse
Happy Hour @ Aloha Steakhouse

October 26, 2012 - October 27, 2014 Recurring daily
3-6pm
364 S California Street, Waterfront
Contact: Aloha Steakhouse
Phone: (805) 652-1799
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Happy Hour 7 days a week! 3-6pm

 
Happy Hour at Milano's
Happy Hour at Milano's

February 01, 2014 - December 27, 2014 Recurring every 7 days
3:00pm - 7:00pm
1559 Spinnaker Dr. # 100
Contact: Milano's Italian Restaurant
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New Happy Hour Menu!

 
Sun Drenched
Sun Drenched

July 08, 2014 - September 16, 2014 Recurring daily
11-6 daily
315 E. Main St., Downtown
Contact: Jen Livia
Phone: (805) 643-6400
Admission: Free

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Red Brick Gallery's Sun Drenched exhibit July 8th – September 16, features a wide variety of artists exploring Rhythm, movement and light travel through the artists’ mediums to create a kinetic visual experience. Each of the artist's representation of motion is unique, but they all relate back to how the elements of nature impact the world around them. Our newest additions includes Michale McMahan’s Panoramic Photographs, Aazam Irillian’s Abstract Motion Acrylics and Tim Lasky’s Local Oils. Artist Reception as a Part of Ventura ArtWalk July 19th 12-8 and 20th 12-5 stop in to meet the artists and watch them create. Free to the public all are welcome.

 
Pet Friendly Patio Dining at 71 Palm!

July 11, 2014 - July 31, 2016 Recurring daily
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am-2pm, Sat 11am - 2:30pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5:00pm - close
71 N. Palm St.
Contact: Chef Didier Poirier
Phone: (805) 653-7222
Admission: pet menu price

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Pet Friendly Patio Dining featuring Chef's Specially Prepared Pet's Menu plus Sasha's homemade doggy cookies!

 
23.5 HOURS @ Rubicon Theatre

September 03, 2014 - September 28, 2014 Recurring daily
1006 E. Main Street, Downtown
Contact: Rubicon Theatre
Phone: (805) 667-2900
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By Carey Crim 
Directed by Scott Schwartz

Charismatic, confident and caring, Tom Hodges is that guy. The teacher students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The seemingly perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, his friends and family can't help but question his actions and relationships become splintered. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the damage done when seeds of mistrust are planted. 23.5 Hours enthralled audiences in our Plays-in-Progress program and has been added as the final show of the 2013-14 Season. The remarkable reading cast returns to reprise their roles: Tom Astor, Joseph Fuqua, Julie Hunicutt, Elyse Mirto and Nicholas Podany.

 
Ventura Beach Party
Ventura Beach Party

September 06, 2014 - September 07, 2014 Recurring daily
Ventura Promenade just North of the Pier and on C-Street Plaza
Contact: Ventura Beach Party
Phone: (805) 827-1095
Admission: Free

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The Ventura Beach Party is a two day beach festival Sept. 7th and 8th featuring a variety of:Live Music by Local Bands, Free Kids Activities, Beach Games, Food Trucks/ Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Humane Society of Ventura County Adoption Booths, Art & Crafts Booths, Sports Vendors, Local Vendors, All along the beach on the Ventura Promenade just North of the Pier and on C-Street Plaza.

The Ventura Beach Party is a Part of the Ventura Marathon Weekend of events which include Bike Rides of varying distances, Ocean Swim, Aquathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

 

 

 
Enjoying Happy Hour at 71 Palm!

July 11, 2014 - July 29, 2016 Recurring every week day
Monday - Friday 5pm - 6:30pm
Contact: Chef Didier Poirier
Phone: (805) 653-7222
Admission: Daily Happy Hour Menu prices

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Enjoy Daily Happy Hour Specials at our Bar or on our Pet Friendly Patio overlooking downtown Ventura!

 
Fishermen's Market
Fishermen's Market

January 13, 2007 - December 19, 2015 Recurring weekly on Saturday
8-11am
1449 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor
Phone: (805) 644-0169
Admission: Free
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Fresh catch-of-the-day is offered by local fishermen selling to the general public directly off the boat at Andria's pier with on-site fillet services available. Andria’s Seafood has operated a retail fish market since 1976. We emphasize quality and locally caught “identified” California seafood. Andria’s Retail Fish Market is located next to Andria’s Seafood Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village. Most of the fish in the retail case is also on the Andria’s menu, so you can actually see the fish you’ve just eaten. And, you can take some home! Cooking suggestions and recipes are available.

 
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market

November 04, 2009 - December 24, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
9am-1pm
West Parking Lot, Pacific View Mall, north of Sears near Dunning Street, Pacific View Mall
Contact: Ventura Certified Farmers' Market
Phone: (805) 529-6266
Admission: Free
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EVERY WEDNESDAY Fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.

Open rain or shine.

 
Ventura Food Tours
Ventura Food Tours

August 27, 2011 - December 28, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm
Meet at Bella Maggiore Inn, 67 S. California St., Downtown
Contact: Ventura Food Tours
Phone: 805-295-TOUR
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During the Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour, guests will stop at six shops and restaurants for tastings and conversations with the chefs, owners, and entrepreneurs behind some of the county's best eats. The tours are informal and intimate, giving a behind the scenes look into the local food scene and insight into the history and architecture of Ventura.

Partnering businesses include Spencer Makenzie's, Paradise Pantry, Trufflehounds, Watermark on Main, Palermo Coffee, We Olive, Marie Shannon Confections, and Spice-Topia.

Private tours are available upon request for groups of 8 or more. Tours run most Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 11am. 24 Hour Reservation Required.

 
Happy Hour @ Brophy's Brothers
Happy Hour @ Brophy's Brothers

September 01, 2011 - November 07, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3-7pm @ the bar
1559 Spinnaker Dr. # 200, Harbor
Contact: Brophy's Brothers
Phone: (805) 639-0865
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Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3-7pm at the bar.

 

 
Zumba Classes
Zumba Classes

January 07, 2012 - December 02, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2640 E. Main St., Midtown
Contact: Ventura Zumba
Phone: (805) 804-6108
Admission: $5 per class. No membership required.

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Learn Zumba with Ionia!  Just drop by to join the fun!

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party."  Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest-and most successful-dance-fitness program.   http://venturazumba.com/schedule/

 

 
Happy Hour @ Peirano's Restaurant
Happy Hour @ Peirano's Restaurant

May 05, 2012 - September 25, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5-7pm
204 E. Main St., Downtown
Contact: Peirano's Restaurant
Phone: (805) 648-4853
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Happy hour 7 days a week! Come on by and enjoy one of our Peirano's specialty house drinks and something off of Chef Grenner's amazing Happy Hour menu!

Monday - Friday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday - Sunday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 
Happy Hour @ Aqua Lounge
Happy Hour @ Aqua Lounge

October 25, 2012 - October 23, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4-7pm
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Waterfront
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The AQUA Beachfront Bar is Ventura, California's hottest contemporary lounge. Enjoy the pure Gold Coast atmosphere with your favorite beverage while overlooking the crashing waves of Ventura's Pacific coast. Enjoy Happy Hour, Sunday-Thursday, 4-7 pm.

 
Happy Hour @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Happy Hour @ Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant

October 25, 2012 - October 23, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1510 Anchors Way Drive, Harbor
Contact: Rhumb Line - The Sunset Restaurant
Phone: (805) 642-1200
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Daily Bar Specials:
Monday: Angus Ground CHuck Meat Loaf with Red Bliss mash potatoes & homemade gravy $7.95
Taco Tuesday: $2 / Taco
Wednesday: 5 Cheese Grilled Sandwich & fresh homemade tomato soup $6.50
Thursday: Burger & a Beer (or glass of house wine) $9.95 

Live entertainment every weekend!

 
Happy Hour @ Eric Ericsson's
Happy Hour @ Eric Ericsson's

October 30, 2012 - October 30, 2014 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mon & Thu 3-close, Tue., Wed., & Friday 3-7pm
Contact: Eric Ericsson's
Phone: (805) 643-4783
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Enjoy Food Specials, Happy Hour Drink Prices!

 

 
Swap Meet
Swap Meet

January 16, 2013 - December 17, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
7am - 1pm
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Waterfront
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Phone: (818) 590-5435
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Swap Meet Every Wednesday.

Everything from Antiques to Tupperware.

 

 
Happy Hour @ Lure Fish House
Happy Hour @ Lure Fish House

February 01, 2013 - December 31, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
4-6pm & All Day Sunday
60 California St., Downtown
Contact: Lure Fish House
Phone: (805) 567-4400
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Small Plates, Oyster Bar, Appetizers, Shooters.

 

 
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market

April 06, 2013 - March 28, 2015 Recurring weekly on Saturday
8:30am-noon
Corner of Santa Clara & Palm Streets, Downtown Ventura
Phone: (805) 529-6266
Admission: Free
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EVERY SATURDAY Visit Ventura County's oldest certified non-profit farmers' market. It offers country music, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.

Open rain or shine.

Free parking in the city parking lot.

 
East Ventura Certified Farmer's Market
East Ventura Certified Farmer's Market

April 11, 2013 - April 09, 2015 Recurring weekly on Thursday
3-7pm
901 S. Kimball Rd., East End
Contact: East Ventura Certified Farmer's Market
Admission: Free
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Agriculture Certified local Farm produce, flowers & plants, artisan breads & bakery goods, local raw honey, oils, salsa, hummus, fudge, dried fruits & raw nuts. Free Range Chicken, Grass Fed Beef and Farm Fresh Eggs. Fresh, Organic Cheese and Butters.Also available will be handcrafted soaps, candles, incense, jewelry and recycled products. Kettle corn, Tamales, BBQ and Hot Dogs.

 
King Trivia nights at Anacapa Brewing Co.!

October 02, 2013 - December 31, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
8:00 PM
472 E. Main St., Downtown
Contact: Anacapa Brewing Co.
Phone: (818) 808-0008
Admission: Free!

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Thousands of people put their pride on the line and compete every week! These are people just like YOU! Upstanding citizens by day, beer-soaked Know-it-Alls by night. Think you have what it takes? Think you can compete? Prove it! Bring along some friends and experience King Trivia for yourself. It's FREE to play and you can win great prizes!

 
Swap Meet

January 08, 2014 - December 03, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
8am - 2pm
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Lot "A", Waterfront
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Phone: (818) 590-5465
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Swap Meet Every Wednesday.

 
The Dinner Detective Ventura
The Dinner Detective Ventura

February 22, 2014 - March 26, 2016 Recurring weekly on Saturday
6:15pm - 9:30pm
550 Sanjon Road
Contact: Box Office
Phone: (888) 963-9123
Admission: As low as $59.95

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The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table!

 
Live Trivia Night @ Social Tap
Live Trivia Night @ Social Tap

February 26, 2014 - December 17, 2014 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
7pm
1105 S. Seaward Ave., Waterfront
Contact: Social Tap Ventura
Phone: (805) 667-8485

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Come and Join us at Social Tap for "Live Trivia Night " every Wednesday.  

Great prizes, food and drink specials.

 
Half Wine Night @ Social Tap
Half Wine Night @ Social Tap

February 27, 2014 - December 11, 2014 Recurring weekly on Thursday
7pm
1105 S. Seaward Ave., Waterfront
Contact: Social Tap Ventura
Phone: (805) 667-8485

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1/2 Off all bottles of Wine every Thursday!

Wine is best shared with friends. 

 
Weekend Brunch @ Social Tap
Weekend Brunch @ Social Tap

March 01, 2014 - December 07, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Served Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 2pm
1105 S. Seaward Ave., Waterfront
Contact: Social Tap Ventura
Phone: (805) 667-8485

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Are you Hungry?  Brunch at the Beach.

 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.

 

 

 
Weekend Scenic Train Ride Excursion
Weekend Scenic Train Ride Excursion

April 19, 2014 - September 28, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
364 Main St, Fillmore
Contact: Tresa
Phone: (805) 524-2546
Admission: Adults-$25 Seniors-$23 Youth (4-12)-$15 Child (2-3)-$10 Under 2 is free on adult's lap

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Let us transport you back in time on board 1930's vintage dining or passenger cars as the train travels through century old citrus and avocado groves in the beautiful Heritage Valley. The first stop of the day is in downtown Santa Paula, where passengers can visit the historic Southern pacific depot, the St. Francis Dam Memorial sculpture, the amazing rotating water ball in Railroad Plaza Park, the Santa Paula Art Museum, the California Oil Museum , the Ventura County Agricultural Museum or take a self-guided walking tour of the world-class murals. All of these historic sites are within walking distance of the train depot. The train will layover in Santa Paula approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. The second stop of the day is at the Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium, where you will find garden art, fountains, koi ponds & supplies, local honey & produce, and a wide variety of one-of-a-kind gift items, souvenirs, year round Christmas decorations and plants. All aboard for fun! The Weekend Scenic runs every Saturday and alternate Sundays through September.

 
Diamonds are Forever opens at Museum of Ventura County
Diamonds are Forever opens at Museum of Ventura County

May 02, 2014 - September 28, 2014 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
100 E. Main Street, Downtown
Contact: Museum of Ventura County
Phone: 805-653-0323 x7
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George Stuart Historical Figures tell the stories of the world's most fabulous gems and their past possessors. Diamonds Are Forever, a new exhibition at the Museum of Ventura County will tell the fascinating stories of history's most famous diamonds and their equally famous owners. 

The exhibit will feature the well-known diamond replicas of Scott Sucher and the stunning Historical Figures of artist-historian George Stuart. 

 
Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

June 26, 2014 - June 23, 2016 Recurring weekly on Thursday
6:00 pm sign up - Music from 6:00 to 8:00
204 E Thompson Blvd, Downtown
Phone: (805) 641-1025
Admission: Free (or donation)
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Join our host Tim Long, and talented local musicians, songwriters, poets and comedians, for open mic night – every Thursday evening! Don’t miss your chance to get up on our stage! Sign-ups begin at 6pm and performances go from 6-8pm. Every performer gets 10 minutes on stage. It's a friendly, open atmosphere, newcomers encouraged! Excellent sandwiches, beer, wine, coffee, kombucha and more!

 

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