OXNARD BLACK LIVES MATTER PRIDE MARCH Friday, June 26, 1 p.m. A rally and march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement putting focus on LGBTQ+ Black and POC speakers, poets and musicians. Beginning at Wilson Park in Oxnard and marching to Plaza Park. Organized by Get Loud Movement and OxnardLGBTQ. 

Thursday – June 25

CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS  1-5 p.m. The Ventura Chamber Political Action Committee will conduct interviews of all candidates as part of their endorsement process. City Council districts on the November ticket are Districts 2, 3 and 7. Interested candidates should contact Stephanie Caldwell to receive the questionnaire. stephanie@ventura-chamber.org. Details online HERE. 

HELP WITH BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT GRANT PROGRAM: The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) is offering FREE assistance to those applying for the Ventura County grant program offering $5000 grants to businesses and nonprofits. VCCF is offering two types of online help. VIRTUAL CONVENING – a recorded webinar with general information for applicants: June 24, 12-1 p.m., June 26 – 9-10 a.m.,  June 30 – 6-7 p.m.  VIRTUAL OFFICE HOUR SESSION – a live sit down with staff who can answer individual questions: June 25 – 6-7 p.m., June 26 – 12-1 p.m., June 29, 7:30-8:30 a.m., June 30, 7-8 p.m.,  July 1 – 2-3 p.m.,  July 2 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Questions? businessassistancegrants@vccf.org or call 805-600-2875. Registration online at: https://rapidresponsevc.org

HOLLYWOOD’S LONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH VENTURA COUNTY 6:30 p.m. A conversation with local journalist Ivor Davis exploring the backstage stories of films filmed on location in Ventura County. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County. RSVP for Zoom link: dsindelar@venturamuseum.org 

Saturday – June 27

INCOME TAX PREPARATION FOR SENIORS Monday – Friday by appointment through July 15 Offered by the Conejo Senior Volunteer Program this FREE tax preparation service is done in cooperation with the IRS. Staff and volunteers will follow CDC guidelines and those attending can expect a check-in and health screening process. Service is available to seniors 60 or older of any income level or people with an income of $56,00 or less of any age. Limited appointments are available. For appointments call: 805-381-2742. Messages will be returned. Assistance will be provided at the Goebel Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks. 

Monday – June 29

MONDAY NIGHT FILM SCREENING You pick screening time The Oxnard Film Society is offering screening of several unique and intriguing films from around the world. $12 per film allows you to stream in your own home. Films and details at www.oxnardfilmsociety.org

LOW COST PET MICROCHIPPING 3-5 p.m. Santa Paula residents can get microchips placed in their pets at this low cost clinic. The microchip and placement is free. Your pet will then be included in a national registry though 24PetWatch Lost Pet Recovery Service. Suggested donation of $10 for non-Santa Paula residents. For appointments call 805-525-8609. SPARC, 705 E. Santa Barbara St. Santa Paula. 

VENTURA CITY COUNCIL MEETING 4:30 p.m. Agenda and documents will be posted online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/AgendaCenter

PUBLIC MEETING: CITY OF VENTURA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE Wednesday, July 1, 6 p.m.  The committee will review the landmark status of the St. Junipero Serra statue in front of Ventura City Hall. The current statue was placed in 1986 replacing the original concrete statue, erected in 1936, which was deemed to be dilapidated.  This meeting will review the landmark status of the 1989 Father Serra Statue located in front of City Hall. To read the agenda or watch the meeting, visit the Public Meetings section on the City’s website HERE.

Tuesday – June 30

OXNARD CITY COUNCIL MEETING 5 p.m. Closed Session at 4:30 PM.  The full packet and agenda is on the City’s website at https://www.oxnard.org/city-meetings/. A Speaker Request Form is available here: https://forms.gle/Z8eLt9uvJ4GEGcyC8 Please submit your request no later than 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting.

Wednesday – July 1

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. A FREE online class for those caring for people in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. This first of a three part series to hear from caregivers and professionals about helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association. This series will be presented in a virtual classroom. Registration is required. Call 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/CRF to learn more and to register. 

PANEL DISCUSISON ON RACISM AND POLICING WITH OXNARD CITY COUNCIL  6 – 8 p.m. A special virtual town hall meeting offering an opportunity to submit questions. Meeting will be  broadcast live on the city’s website HERE, the city’s YouTube Channel HERE, Spectrum channel 10, and Frontier channel 35. To submit questions register online at: www.bit.ly/OxnardPolicing. You will have the opportunity to submit questions and/or provide comments via the live Zoom meeting. Written comments may be submitted in advance, by 3 p.m., on July 1 (include meeting date and agenda item.) Agenda online HERE. For assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 805-385-7803.


Many venues remain closed in compliance with stay at home orders. Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online.


KINGSMEN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Through Aug. 7. Summer workshops for ages 4 to adult are being offered virtually, with classes in Shakespeare, acting and theatre making. Special packages for adults include a mix of sessions with live and pre-recorded instruction and monologue coaching. Opening night presentation featuring memories, music and other Shakespearean fun presented on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. 805-493-3184, www.kingsmenshakespeare.org/. Pictured: Students participating in a previous summer workshop.

CONEJO PLAYERS THEATRE Saturday, June 27, 2 p.m. via Zoom. “Saturday Afternoon Live!” workshop on adult intermediate acting, taught by Brian Harris. By donation. www.conejoplayers.org/ctp-presents-saturday-afternoon-live.

THE ELITE Through July 1. Youth New Works Playwright Competition open to residents of Ventura County ages 12-19. Winning entry will be developed into a streaming performance to be presented on the Elite’s new digital platform. New, extended deadline for entry is July 1 at midnight. www.theelite.org/news/etc-digital-youth-new-works/.

HIGH STREET ARTS CENTER Through June 27. Camp Quarantine online youth classes in acting, audition techniques, dance, music and comedy. tix6.centerstageticketing.com/sites/highstreet/events.php?month=now.

RUBICON THEATRE SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAM Through Aug. 7. The renowned summer youth theatre program adapted for Zoom. Includes audition techniques, stage management, on camera and more. www.rubicontheatre.org/summer-education-programs.

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom: Poetry reading by Zayan Reza and open mic. Zoom meeting opens at 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/Ventura-County-Poetry-Project-109806817109129/


CAR PARK THEATRE: TURNING OUR DRIVEWAY INTO BROADWAY July 6-8 via Zoom. Looking for performers who can sing and dance for an evening of Broadway songs. Audition form must be completed and submitted by Sunday, June 5, at 7 p.m. Performances Aug. 15, 5 and 7 p.m. www.conejoplayers.org/car-park-theatre-turning-our-driveway-broadway.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] June 27-28 via Zoom. Auditioners must have a great sense of comic timing, physicality, and improvisational skills. Sides available before the audition. Audition form must be completed and submitted by Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. Performances Aug. 28-30.www.conejoplayers.org/complete-works-william-shakespeare-abridged-revised.


CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through Dec. 31: Life Interrupted, a virtual exhibit of work by young local artists, with paintings, illustrations, digital art and mixed media exploring life during quarantine, social distancing and uncertainty. Ongoing: Virtual exhibit: Empathy: Beneath the Surface, multidisciplinary perspectives on the idea of empathy, personal agency and the universal bonds that connect us. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM Ongoing. Museum from Home” resources, including Mineral Mondays, Women in STEM Wednesdays and Fossil Fridays. Kids’ educational giveaways every month. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org or @caoilmuseum.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Aug. 24. Shore Lore: How Prohibition Changed Ventura County, photos and artwork featuring rumrunners of the 1920s. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, cimmvc.org/whats-on/exhibits/.

FOCUS ON THE MASTERS Opened May 29. The Learning to See Student Art Showcase online, featuring work by students from Anacapa, Cabrillo, De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts and Rio del Valle middle schools. focusonthemasters.com/learning-to-see-gallery/.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Sept. 2. Virtual exhibits: Thingamajig VI: A Printmaking Exploration. California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong/.

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (Instagram Live). Every Tuesday, the museum will stream free live themed tours and collection spotlights of the famed automobile collection that pays homage to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com; @MullinMuseum.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opened May 29: Third Annual Ventura Unified School District Student Online Art Show, featuring work by VUSD high, middle and elementary school students. Ongoing: Virtual exhibits: Patterns on the Land, California Cool, Ojai Studio Artists: Mending the Divide, Legacy: Seven Decades of Ventura College Art, Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo and Nordic Myths and Legends, George Stuart Historical Figures®. Also featuring virtual learning modules, quizlets and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org

PORCH GALLERY Through July 19. Shana Mabari’s Constellatio : Planeta : Stella returns, plus The 6 Foot Table Project, whereby seven artists reflect on current events by each designing a table spaced a minimum of six feet apart on the gallery’s front lawn. Guests will be brought into the gallery in small groups; bring your own beverage and mask. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com/constellatio-planeta-stella-selected-works-by-shana-mabari/.

realART Opened June 7. The Horse Show, images of the horse in contemporary art. Whizin Market Square, 28873 Agoura Road, Agoura, whatisrealart.com/.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 29: Santa Paula Sojourn, over 30 paintings featuring 20 different locations in and around Santa Paula by Shannon Celia; and and Inspiration and Influence: Sculptor Duane Dammeyer and Painter Rima Muna. The museum opened June 18, and guests will be required to wear face coverings, wash/sanitize hands upon entry and follow social distancing rules. Ongoing: Virtual exhibits: The First Decade: Celebrating Ten Years of Acquisitions, an exhibition of works from the museum’s permanent collection in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through July 25. There and Back Again, works by Peggy Pownall, Sandra Klein, Frances Elson, Daggi Wallace and Katherine Chang Liu. The Blackboard Gallery opened June 13 with protocols in place to maintain the health and safety of patrons and staff. Virtual art exhibits include Gallery Virgins, Richard Barnett Portraits, Magical Realism and Illuminated, as well as artist video talks, online art classes and children’s educational resources. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org.

VITA ART CENTER Through Aug. 14: Registration is now open for a variety of summer art camp sessions for ages 6-10. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com.

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Sept. 2. Virtual exhibits: Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance, examining formal and informal forms of resistance through figurative paintings that confront the politics and histories of representation; Documenting History Through Art: The Work of David Labkovski, autobiographical paintings and drawings from the artist’s experiences of World War II, the Holocaust and their aftermath; Passionate Perspectives senior art exhibit; and Thingamajig VI: A Printmaking Exploration. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.