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A Preview of Local Happenings

SETTING THE SCENE
Through June 11 | Santa Paula
Stop and smell the animated roses at this exhibit featuring works by famous background artists who worked for film studios like Disney, MGM and 20th Century Fox during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Setting the Scene will display some of the best works from the Santa Paula Civic Center’s collection, including paintings by Disney background artists Al Dempster, Basil Davidovich and Charles Payzant, who lent their talents to Fantasia, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty. The exhibit will also star artists like George Gibson, once head of MGM’s scenic design department and lead scenic artist for The Wizard of Oz and Emil Kosa Jr., who designed the 20th Century Fox logo and won an Oscar for his work on Cleopatra. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, $3-4 entry. For more information, visit www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/event/settingthescene

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE JUNIORS CHARITY GALA
March 10, 5 p.m. | Ventura
For the 12th consecutive year, Juniors of Ventura County is supporting the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, having raised over $1.2 million for this charity to date. This year, the Juniors have also have begun working to fund a Ronald McDonald Family Room, which will be a part of the Ventura County Medical Center’s repurposing in 2018. Thomas Fire relief and reconstruction of the Ventura Botanical Gardens are other causes supported by this event. The gala will feature a 1920s theme, dubbed Puttin’ on the Ritz, with dancing and much more. Tickets: $190. Majestic Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.ncljuniorsventura.org

NIGHT AT THE LIGHT OPERA
March 10 – 11 | Camarillo
The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra presents a “theatrical buffet” of arias, duets and ensembles from The Merry Widow, Desert Song, Das Land des Lächelns, The Student Prince, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado and Die Fledermaus on Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo and Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. $20. For more information, visit www.CHICOVC.org

LOS LOBOS
March 17, 8 p.m. | Thousand Oaks
Los Lobos may be most widely known for the hit “La Bamba,” but the band continues to reign as one of the world’s most innovative and critically acclaimed groups, nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. The Grammy Award-winning band will visit Thousand Oaks with opening act The Teskey Brothers. $36-61. Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com

A PHOTOGRAPHER’S VIEW OF ICELAND AND THE CHANGING CLIMATE
March 20, 7 p.m. | Ojai
Catch a glimpse of our changing world due to man-made climate change at this meeting of the Ojai Photo Club. Mark and Holly Jansen of Jansen Photo Expeditions have been leading photographic tours in Iceland for the past five years, and have seen evidence of changes in the area due to ice melt, receding glaciers and the impact of man on the environment. In their presentation, the duo will show an amazingly beautiful Iceland, but also some of the evidence that they have seen from being frequent travelers there and the changing climate they have witnessed. Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiphotoclub.com

SIXTH ANNUAL WATER: TAKE 1 FILM FESTIVAL
March 22 | Ventura
This film festival presents water-themed short films that showcase critical water issues as well as community efforts in water conservation, resource management and sustainability. In 2018, the films highlight the efforts and innovation of local residents, businesses and nonprofits that tell the story of innovative leaders who inspire collaboration and bring awareness to the essential life source. Come early for cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m., with film screenings beginning at 7 p.m. Ventura Beach Club, 281 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1177/Water-Take-1

ROTARY CREATES MAGIC
March 24, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Moorpark
The annual Rotary Club event benefiting local charities brings together five Magic Castle magicians who have performed all over the world, including the comedy magic of Mike Caveney, Paul Dwork and The Magic of Merlin, Joel Ward with his classy illusions, Stan Allen and his magic puppets, and illusionist Les Arnold. Paul Dwork, Camarillo Rotary’s resident magician, produces the show, which has always sold out. This year will feature two performances taking place at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40, available at Merlin’s Magic, 699 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. The event will take place at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. For more information, call 388-7669. 

SPRINGTIME EASTER FESTIVAL
March 24 – April 8 | Moorpark
It’s time to get your hippity-hop on as Underwood Family Farms transforms into an Easter egg-stravaganza through April. Grab the family and visit the Easter Bunny and Easter House with several photo opportunities, a labyrinth full of Easter stories, animal races, an enormous Easter basket and much more. Some ticketed activities include an Easter egg hunt and basket making. The Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com

ON THE HORIZON
OJAI RAPTOR CENTER SPRING OPEN HOUSE
April 8, Noon – 4 p.m. |
Ojai

Think you’ve seen everything there is to see of birds of prey? Think again! The Ojai Raptor Center is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility that takes in an average of 1,000 animals a year, with the goal being release back to the wild. While the center is closed to the public due to the sensitive nature of wildlife in rehabilitation, it invites the community to come see our “ambassador” raptors and get a rare, up-close view of these amazing creatures twice a year, acting in part as a fundraiser in support of year-round rehabilitation efforts. This open house’s theme will be Nesting Season with plenty of information on baby raptors.
For more information, visit www.ojairaptorcenter.org

 

03-01-2018

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