Pictured: 17th ANNUAL BIRD MUSEUM FALL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, a professional research center, opens its doors for a special community event. Come learn about birds of the world and their natural history. See the largest collection in the world of bird specimens from the early 1800’s to today. Family friendly. Special visits from Chumash storyteller Alan “Spirit Hawk” Salazar and live residents of the Ojai Raptor Center. $5. Kids 5 and under FREE. The Bird Museum, 539 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. www.wfvz.org


VOLUNTEER TRAINING: BONE BUILDERS 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Make a difference in the life of a senior. Volunteers are needed for this class for seniors to build bone strength by using light weights and through balance exercises. No experience necessary, all training provided. This class is the first step. Classes are held in Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme. 805-385-8023. www.seniors.oxnardrec.org

CRAFTY CREATIONS CLASS 7-9 p.m. Crafts are a great way to start learning about different approaches to art. This class, for ages 12 and up (under 16 must be with adult) will help you brighten up your space with a personally designed decorative object. Bring your friends and learn about different materials and techniques with Santa Paula local Mariann Romero who has taught art at Santa Paula High School for nearly three decades. A “pay-what-you-can” class, all materials are provided. Online registration is required and space is limited. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula.   www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity 

FALL BUSINESS EXPO 4:30-7:30 p.m.  A haunting at the harbor with free food, fun and information. Ventura Harbor, Four Points Sheraton, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura.

MOORPARK DEMOCRATIC CLUB 7 p.m. Monthly meeting of area democrats. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Moorpark Country Club Restaurant, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark.

SUICIDE PREVENTION TOWN HALL  6 p.m. Explore methods and ideas for preventing suicide and what everyone in the community can do to help. Panelists include Dr. Sevet Johnson, director of Ventura County Behavioral Health, Pilar Sumalpong Ph.D., director of Vista Del Mar Hospital Military Support Program and Christine Rey, who lost her son to suicide. Hosted by the Turning Point Foundation and The Wellness Center, 2697 Saviers Road, Ventura.


BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST 8 a.m. Legislative updates and cyber security info from Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. Hosted by Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. $25-$35. Los Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. www.camarillochamber.org

VENTURA COUNTY STUDENT SPEECH COMPETITION 4 p.m. Districts across the county have selected students to submit speeches on the topic of “Honoring Latino/Indigenous Heroes.” Students will read their speeches and be honored. Hosted by the Oxnard Chapter of the Association of Mexican American Educators. $25 for the dinner banquet, speeches read after dinner at free event. www.amaeoxnard.com

10th ANNUAL TASTE OF CONEJO 6-9 p.m. Wine and dine on a varied array of delicious tastings offered from over 60 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Enjoy special martini tastings and flair bartenders. $75-$110. 21 and over only. Hosted by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village. www.tasteofconejo.com

AMERICAN LANDSCAPES CONCERT, LECTURE AND ART SHOW Saturday, Oct 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, two venues. Described as “meditative tone poems” the selected compositions highlight today’s environmental issues related to the earth, air and water in local landscapes at risk, in this case The Channel Islands. A pre-concert lecture from biologist William Hoyer sets the scene with current info on climate changes impacts to local habitat. Art shows accompany the concert. Arrive early to view paintings. $20 suggested donation. Youth 18 and under free. 805-246-7316. Saturday show:  7 p.m. Rancho Campagna Performing Arts Center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo. Sunday show: 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. www.CHICOVC.org


COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your dust catchers to sell for some extra cash. Any and all sellers and vendors are welcome. One space $25, two for $45, three for $65. Sige up at admin office in Community Center’s administration Office, 1605, E. Burnley Street, Camarillo.

POP UP YOGA 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy mini-classes to explore different styles of yoga. A great way to try out Power Yoga or Yin from the Ventura Family YMCA. FREE. Bring photo ID and comfortable clothes. Studio 2, 3760 Telegraph Road, Ventura. www.ciymca.org

SPOOKY RUBBER STAMP AND PIZZA PARTY 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Calling all big and little brothers and sisters to make your own candy bag for Halloween. RSVP to Alicia 805-484-2282. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, 555 Airport Way, suite D., Camarillo. 

OKTOBERFEST All Day – Bratwurst, pretzels, live music from Hazelnuss band, limited edition steins and a special release of German-Style Märzen. Institution Ale Co., 3841 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK EVENT 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn ways to improve fire safety and about the importance of planning and practicing your home escape plans. Fun activities, food and tours. Fire Station 29, 111 S. 10th Street, Santa Paula.

REYES ADOBE DAYS – FAMILY FESTIVAL Oct 12-13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This family friendly event celebrates the history and culture of the historical adobe. Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, rancho living demos. Live music tributes to Queen and Elton John. Art market, food trucks, craft beer and wine. Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. www.reyesadobedays.org

13th ANNUAL STORYFEST 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate the joy of reading, with a focus on stories for young children and their families. Book giveaways and activities. Stories read in English and Spanish. Ventura Unified School District Education Service Center, 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura. 805-701-8984

VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Find top shelf books at bottom of the barrel prices. Proceeds benefit Ventura’s libraries. Vons parking lot, 6040 Telegraph Road, Ventura.

C.A.R.L. BLUES AND ROOTS MUSIC FEST Noon – 6 p.m. A fundraising event for the Canine Adoption and Rescue League. Food, beer, wine, raffle. Enjoy live blues and roots tunes with Kelly’s Lot, Crooked Eye Tommy and more, at the beach. All proceeds from event benefits efforts to save and protect dogs with ruff lives. $25. 805-644-7387. Promenade Park, Shoreline Drive, Ventura.

HOLLYWOOD ON STAGE 8 p.m. The various resident companies at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza offer this collaboration of music, dance and theatre to bring audiences a special review of historical Hollywood and Broadway. Music by Jonathan Larson, Jule Styne, Lerner and Loewe and more. $39-$200. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Frank Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 

LIVE STANDUP COMEDY ON THE HILL 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. Great laughs from different popular Hollywood comics every month. This show: Ron Josol, Patrick Hanifin, and Kira Soltanovich. $12-$15. 18 and over only. AccHillcrest Center for the Arts – Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. www.hillcrestarts.com

OJAI CARES FUNDRAISER with PI3RCE 4-7 p.m. A performance from PI3RCE is the main event at this fabulous event to help nonprofit organization providing vital care for those fighting cancer. FREE admission with all proceeds from auction, donations and portion of wine purchases benefiting Ojai CARES. Topa Mountain Winery, 821 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai.


3rd ANNUAL ANIMAL CAREER FAIR 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Make your dream of working with animals a reality. Learn about the many opportunities to work in animal related careers from animal professionals. Ventura Pet Wellness and Dog Training Center. 3521 Arundell Circle, Suite B, Ventura.

PONIES BY THE SEA CAR SHOW 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come hear that engine roar and celebrate the all-American classic Mustang. FREE. Featuring makes from all eras. Hosted by the Tri-County Mustang Club. Marine Emporium Landing, Channel Islands Harbor, 3600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard.

WHAT IS THE BLESSING OF LIFE? 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. A retreat to explore the offerings of life’s challenges with Rev. Karen S. Wylie. This devotional retreat to build understanding around how we grow during the toughest times. “A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul.” Expect mediation, sharing, wisdom talks, music and walks in nature. All people of all faiths and no faith are welcome. $20 suggested donation. Register: 310-968-8928. The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai.  www.karenswylie.com

CONVERSATION WITH HILARY BRACE 3-4:30 p.m. Explore the ideas, concepts and approaches in her drawings of the natural world. FREE to Focus on The Masters members. $15. $10 seniors. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. www.hilarybrace.com

2nd ANNUAL WINE TASTING AND POLITICS 5:30 p.m. Special guest Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin joins the United Democrats for Progress of Ventura County. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and meeting local officials and candidates. $45 suggested donation. Lucas Cellars, 330 Zachary, #107, Moorpark https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wine19 

SERENADE FOR WINDS OP. 44 AND KLUGHARDT 2:30 p.m. A woodwind quartet performance of the Ventura College Chamber Orchestra of the Dvoark composition. $5 students. $15 General admission. Ventura College Performing Arts, Helen Yunker Auditorium, 4700 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura.


CANNABIS FOR PETS: HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP 6:15-7:45 p.m. An educational event for everyone who has a beloved pet who would like to explore plant-based healing alternatives. This event will include a Q&A with Eileen Gillen, DVM. Sespe Creek, 408 Bryant Circle, Suite C, Ojai. RSVP by sending an email with your full name to: events@sespe.org.

TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CALIFORNIA MISSIONS 6 p.m. A double film screening on Indigenous People’s Day to shed light on untold pieces of California history and the negative historical and ongoing impact of what occurred on the lives of indigenous people. Second film is Hearing the Truth about Historical Trauma. FREE. Hosted by filmmaker Gary Robinson and Standing Up For Racial Justice. The Lab805, 11137 Azahar Street, Ventura (Saticoy) 

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A close-up exploration of the life, work and impact of this American storyteller and Nobel prize – winner. PG-13 Oxnard Film Society screening. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th Street, Oxnard. www.oxnardfilmsociety.org

BALBOA AND DATA MIDDLE SCHOOL D.C. TRIP INFO MEETING 7:30 p.m. Info meeting and registration begins for the annual trip and tour to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg. Balboa Middle School Cafeteria, 247 S. Hill Road., Ventura. Tom Johnsen 805-499-1569 or Don Zimring 818-920-9059


GUIDED BY SHADOWS  Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Fine art photographer Lindsay Ross will give a presentation about her work in the wet plate collodion process, one of the first processes for taking pictures, which produces moving, singular images. A modern use of a historic method looking at the American West in a new way. FREE. Hosted by the Ojai Photography Community. Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai.

DEALING WITH DEMENTIA WORKSHOP 1-5 p.m. An important and impactful learning event for those who are providing care, or expect to need to care for those suffering from dementia. A curriculum developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. $50 includes “Dealing with Dementia Guide.” RSVP 805-497-0189. Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.


FOSSIL DAY 2-5 p.m. Celebrate National Fossil Day by becoming a Junior Paleontologist Ranger and earning a National Parks Badge. Dig for fossils, crafts, microscope viewing and more. $4 suggested donation. California Oil Museum, 1001 E. Main Street, Santa Paula. www.caoilmuseum.org

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SONG CIRCLE 7-10 p.m. Come be a song maker, all skills and stripes welcome. Led by Pat Cronin. Store open with special discount. Instrumental Music Store, 1501 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-236-7958


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MURDER Oct. 11-13. Conejo Players Theatre presents a murder mystery-sketch comedy mashup where the audience will help solve the murder. $15. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3715, www.conejoplayers.org.

A NARRATOR’S STORY Oct. 12-19. Hilarity ensues when a narrator’s foibles lead to unexpected antics between a director, a lyricist, a composer, actors and salespeople — all traveling together in an RV. Presented by Young Artist Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players. $13. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, hillcrestarts.com.

HOLLYWOOD ON STAGE Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Pacific Festival Ballet, 5-Star Theatricals and New West Symphony come together for a tribute to Tinseltown featuring the best music, dance and theatre from Hollywood. $39-90. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 805-449-2787, www.civicartsplaza.com.

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Oct. 12-20. Touching yet comical, this play ponders the nature of faith and forgiveness through the trial of Jesus’ betrayer, where witnesses taking the stand include Satan, Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud. Mature audiences only. $15-20. Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485, www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre-arts/performing-arts-center.


THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Through Nov. 3. The California Shakespeare Company presents this play about a young man who must borrow money to woo a wealthy heiress. $17-20. Elite Theatre Company, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118, www.theelite.org.

MAMMA MIA! Through Oct. 20. A daughter searches for her father ahead of her wedding on a remote Greek island, with the music of ABBA providing momentum. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi, 805-583-7900, simi-arts.org. Pictured: Donna and the Dynamos (from left: Ariella Fiore as Rosie, Dana Weisman as Donna and Michele McRae as Tanya). Photo by John Neftali Photography

RUDDIGORE Through Oct. 20. A comic opera about a country gentleman who attempts to avoid a family curse by living as a simple farmer. Presented by Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company. $10-25. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-491-9103, vcgsrc.org.


ART CITY Oct. 12-Nov. 24. It’s Like Fall, celebrating all things autumn. Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 12, 4-7 p.m. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690, artcitygalleryandstudios.com.

ATRIUM GALLERY Oct. 11-Nov. 26. In Conclusion: Endings, Resolution, Finale. Reception on Friday, Oct. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Closed weekends; free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays at the Ventura County Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. More information at www.VCArtscouncil.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Oct. 12-Nov. 9: Buenaventura Art Association Annual Collegiate Student Competition. Reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, 4-6 p.m. Through Feb. 23, 2020: California Cool: Mid-century Modernism on the Central Coast, interior and graphic design, architecture, and urban development from 1945 to 1965 in Ventura County. Ongoing: Fine art, historical artifacts, an interactive Chumash Gallery and the George Stuart Historical Figures Collection®. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS TOUR Oct. 12-14. Over 60 studios in the Ojai Valley will be open for the public to explore, with numerous opportunities to purchase artwork, ceramics, jewelry and more. Tickets: $15-40. For ticket,s map, associated events and more information, visit www.ojaistudioartists.org.


481 NORTH VENTURA AVENUE Through Dec. 2019. Eyes on the Westside, a temporary art installation by De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts students celebrating the Westside’s diversity and community. www.insideoutproject.net/en/group-actions/united-states-ventura.

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Oct. 31. New works by Amy Sharp. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com.

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Dec. 15: Unbridled with the Compton Cowboys, Courtney Ellzey’s photographs of modern-day urban cowboys working with at-risk youth. Includes artifacts from the Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Program. Through Dec. 2019: Throwing Shade, the coast live oak tree and its woodland community. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Oct. 12. Natasha Dikareva (ceramics) and Porfirio Gutiérrez (Oaxacan weaving). 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381 or www.beatricewood.com.

BELL ARTS FACTORY STUDIO #79 Through Dec. 2019. Prism, a large-scale painting/immersive art installation by Aliza J. Bejarano that captures the inner child. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787, bellartsfactory.org.

BLACKBOARD GALLERY Through Nov. 16. Magical Realism, works by Omar d’León and Andrea Yomtob influenced by Latin American art that incorporates elements of fantasy or myth. Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY Through Oct. 20. Troubles II, a solo show by Veronica Walmsley Lambert loosely based on Guatemalan “trouble dolls,” and Stories II, BAA member works that explore the correlation between art and inspiration. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, 805-648-1235 or www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Through Feb. 16, 2020: Vintage Toy Wonderland: Memories of Our Youth from 1960s-1980s. Through Nov. 17: Discovering Flight: Exploring Remote and Model Aviation. Ongoing: Permanent petroleum exhibits as well as rotating exhibits of science, transportation and history. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.

CAM STUDIO GALLERY Through Nov. 16. Trabaj/ho, Latinx and Filipinx artists (many from Oxnard) creating work about shared history and experiences. 329 N. Fifth St., Oxnard, 805-240-7347, www.carnegieam.org/cam-studio-gallery.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Dec. 30: 2019 American Society of Marine Artists West Juried Regional Exhibition, the finest in contemporary marine art. Ongoing: Port of Hueneme and Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 805-984-6260 or www.cimmvc.org.

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through Oct. 27. Aqua Adventures, bodies of water and water-themed getaways. 147 N. Brent St., Ventura, www.buenaventuraartassociation.org.

FIRST FRIDAYS VENTURA The first Friday of every month, several local galleries open their doors to celebrate and promote Ventura’s art scene. Locations and more information at www.firstfridaysventura.com.

FIRST SATURDAYS STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS The first Saturday of every month, artists at Studio Channel Islands welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create art. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368 or studiochannelislands.org.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through Nov. 11. Synergy, Mary-Gail King’s intuitive paintings and works by Gerald Zwers that spread goodness and joy. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.

H GALLERY Through Dec. 31: Captain Howdy (Dab Art Quarterly). Through Oct. 31: POPular, pop art by Janet Milhomme, and I Will Never Love Again (Dab Art Quarterly). 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-626-8876 or www.dabart.me.

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Oct. 21. The Great Outdoors, nature-oriented work from eight outstanding artists. 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, hillcrestarts.com.

JOHN SPOOR BROOME LIBRARY GALLERY Through Oct. 30. Alfonso Pilo ceramics and Jenica Zeta (Grad Wall). Reception on Thursday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 23. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, artists that challenge the boundaries of printmaking by printing on everything from porcelain to wood to melted ice. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong.

LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing. The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing: The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Closed through October 2019. Ongoing: More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period, in a 30,000-square-foot facility. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333 or www.murphyautomuseum.org.

NAPA HALL GALLERY Through Oct. 30: The Illusion Real, work by Madeleine Ignon and Adam Jahnke. Reception on Thursday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m. CSU, Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 805-437-2772 or art.csuci.edu.

OJAI ART CENTER Through Oct. 29. Solo exhibition by Norman Kirk. Reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117 or www.ojaiartcenter.org.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Oct. 14: Origins, an eclectic body of work by members of Ojai Studio Artists exploring origins through personal, biological, psychological and other lenses. Ongoing: A collection of art, artifacts, photographs and paper ephemera relating to Ojai, housed in former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. 130 W. Ojai Ave., 805-640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

OVA ARTS Ongoing. Fine art and contemporary crafts by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans. 238 Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-646-5682 or ojaivalleyartists.com.

PACIFIC VIEW MALL Ongoing. The Ventura County Arts Council Arts Collective is now open on the second level near Sears. Various works by local artists. See artists as they work. Workshops and classes for kids and adults offered periodically. 3301 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-676-1540 or www.shoppacificview.com.

PLAZA PARK Through Nov. 2019. Animal sculptures from Santa Barbara County artist Morris Squire, on loan from the Morris B. Squire Foundation. 500 S. C St., Oxnard.

PORCH GALLERY Through Dec. 1. Beatrice Wood: Bed Stories and More, hand-painted etchings made by the famed ceramicist in her 90s, which provide insight into her creative process. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com.

REAGAN LIBRARY Through April. 12, 2020. Egypt’s Lost Cities, statues, vessels and other artifacts over 1,000 years old excavated from Abukir Bay. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 805-522-2977, www.reaganfoundation.org.

RINCON BREWERY Through Nov. 30. Ventura Land Trust’s Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit, featuring the work of 40 finalists. 4100 Telegraph Road, Ventura, www.venturalandtrust.org.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Jan. 12, 2020: Beyond Function: Fiber, Wood and Clay, art by weaver Michael Rohde, woodworker Michael Adams and potter Nate Pidduck. Through Nov. 3: On Location in the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, selections from the plein air painting club known as Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. Talks and demonstrations will be offered throughout the exhibit’s run. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

SESPE CREEK COLLECTIVE Ongoing. The Pot Lifer Museum presents letters, stories, photographs and more showcasing a dozen people serving life sentences for non-violent cannabis crimes. Must be 21+ with a valid ID or 18+ with a valid recommendation. 408 Bryant Circle, Suite C, Ojai, 855-722-9333 or sespe.org.

THIRD FRIDAYS OJAI The third Friday of every month, local galleries and shops open their doors to celebrate and promote Ojai’s art scene. Locations and more information at www.facebook.com/OjaiVillageExperience/.

TOOL ROOM GALLERY Through Oct. 25. La Otra: An Artist’s Journey, Aliza J. Bejarano’s exploration of the self through paintings, childhood relics, video and installation. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-836-2787, bellartsfactory.org.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Oct. 23. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, artists that challenge the boundaries of printmaking by printing on everything from porcelain to wood to melted ice. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.