CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. via Zoom: Virtual Family Art Day focused on torn paper landscapes made with torn and layered colored tissue paper. Previous painting or collage experience is helpful but not required. All ages. Through Jan. 9, 2022: GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956. For nearly 40 years, seniors at Gardena High School selected, purchased and donated works of art to the school. Today, the collection is regarded as one of the nation’s finest selections of early 20th century California art, from plein air painting to the Arts and Crafts Movement. Ongoing: Some online exhibits continue to be available. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

Happenings includes community events, meetings, classes, resources, needs and Arts Listings. To submit an item for inclusion email to: happenings@vcreporter.com 

THURSDAY

45TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON | 11 a.m. Celebrate with the Channel Islands Gulls, a local 501c3 organization that raises funds for other local community organizations and needs. This month’s meeting celebrates the organizations 45th Anniversary and is being held at: Los Posas Country Club,  955 Fairway Dr, Camarillo. Tickets and details online at: www.channelislandsgulls.org 

AVENUE TACO WEEK | Sept 16-19. Enjoy murals, vintage cars and of course tacos! From a Naan Taco to a Keto Taco – the possibilities are endless. Stroll along Ventura Avenue on the Westside and sample delicious tacos from the myriad of restaurants and taco trucks who are preparing special recipes just for this event. Come pick your favorite taco and explore the self-guided mural tour viewing fabulous artwork. The event is organized in partnership between the Westside Community Development Corporation, the City of Ventura and the Westside Community Council. For details visit: avetacoweek.blogspot.com

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHT – VENTURA COUNTY LIBRARIES | Various hours. 12 locations plus a mobile library offer books, magazines, computers, study areas, quiet nooks to read and online access to audio books, and resources galore. Libraries also offer various classes and sessions of community interest, as well as a venue for various gatherings. Check your local library’s calendar for event listings. EL RIO BRANCH | Albert H. Soliz Library, 2820 Jourdan Street, Oxnard. HERITAGE VALLEY BRANCHES | Fillmore Library, 502 2nd Street, Fillmore; Piru Library, 3811 Center Street, Piru. OAK PARK BRANCH | Oak Park Library, 899 North Kanan Road, Oak Park. OJAI VALLEY BRANCHES | Meiners Oaks Library, at Meiners Oaks Elementary, Fall 2021; Oak View Library, 555 Mahoney Avenue, Oak View.; Ojai Library, 111 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai. PORT HUENEME BRANCH | Ray D. Prueter Library, 510 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme. VENTURA BRANCHES | Avenue Library, 606 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura,; E.P. Foster Library, 651 East Main Street, Ventura; Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura.; Saticoy Library, 1292 Los Angeles Avenue, Ventura. Mobile Library locations and information:  https://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/mobile-library. Hours for all branches: https://www.vencolibrary.org/locations

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOPS | 6-7:30 p.m. Sept 15-23 The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a series of informative workshops to assist the public in ensuring they are prepared for the next emergency. The workshops coincide with the development of the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Sept 16 will focus on Oxnard. Sept. 22 is Camarillo and Sept. 23 focuses on Simi Valley. Details and registration are online at www.readyventuracounty.org. Questions? Call 805-654-5136. 

GREEK INTENSIVE – THE PHILOSOPHY OF PLATO AND ARISTOTLE | Sept. 16-Dec. 16. Socrates, the Greek rhetorician, once remarked that what makes one an Athenian is not the blood that runs through one’s veins, but the ideas in one’s mind. How can we access this ancient world, with some aspects so foreign and others so familiar, and discover foundations that changed the trajectory of civilization. The Agora Foundation is offering scholarships to teachers (3 CEU available) for the third section in an online seminar examining the ancient Greek texts of Plato and Aristotle. Applications are open now for the Sept. session. Online classes are each Thursday evening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Details and registration are online at www.agorafoundation.org/online-greek-intensive

FRIDAY

MEETING OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The virtual meeting of the advisory council is open to the public, includes a public comment portion and will include issues related to protection and management of the CINMS off the Ventura County coastline. Materials including the agenda for the meeting are online HERE. Additional materials may also be found on the meeting website next week: https://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/meeting_announcements.html. Zoom link: Register in advance: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2582022049833173004/ The GoToWebinar ID number is 608-502-491.

SATURDAY

GOLDEN FUTURE 50+ EXPO | 9 a.m. FREE, in person event. Explore Southern California’s “premier lifestyle, health and active aging expo series,” to gather resources, learn about living your best life after 50. Admission and parking are FREE. All activities are free including health screenings, bingo with cash prizes, fitness activities, haircuts and styling for men and women, and presentations by experts in various related fields. Pre-registration required as attendees are assigned to time slots for attendance. Masks/facial coverings required for all attendees. For more information call: 805-716-3303. Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. 

Book cover of Mabel at the Table by Lynda Modell, book release event and signing in Westlake Village this week. Check Saturday event listings.

VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL CLEANUP DAY | 9 a.m.-12 noon. Help clean up the coast by joining the largest volunteer day of the year! Gather your supplies (bucket, gloves, water bottle, hat, etc.) and show up at one of the many sites along local beaches and rivers to help remove trash and other debris. Pre-registration is not required, but don’t forget to print out and sign the waiver! For more information, including sites and meeting locations, visit www.vccoastcleanup.org

HEALTHY SOILS | 10-11:30 a.m. FREE, online event. Join Dr. David White with The Center for Regenerative Agriculture for this workshop on building healthy soils for plant health through unique composting techniques. Hosted by Ventura Water. Register online HERE

MABEL AT THE TABLE BOOK RELEASE | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Author and former teacher of the year, Lynda Modell will be on hand to present her newly released children’s book illustrated by Jason Allen. The story follows Mabel when she wakes up one morning with a larger than normal, in fact humongous appetite, and eats her way through the alphabet. Allen’s humorous drawings accentuate the outrageous dining experiences of Mabel. For more information call: 805-501-3840. Into-Blooms, 4643 Lakeview Canyon Rd, Westlake Village.  

JAPANESE TREASURES UPSCALE RESALE | 1-4 p.m. Come find a unique treasure for yourself or a friend from available Japanese treasures like dolls, clothing, dishes, scrolls and more. Cash only sales. Hosted by the Ventura County Japanese American Citizens League. For more information email venturacountyjacl@gmail.com. St. Matthews Methodist Church, 1360 Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. 

MAKING/GIVING ARTISTS TALK | 1-2:30 p.m. Online event. Artists Daggi Wallace, Nurit Avesar and Janet Milhomme will lead a discussion about the parallels between making art and gift giving. Presented by Studio Channel Islands Art. FREE for members. $10 non-members. Tickets and event link at: https://bit.ly/MakingGiving

8th ANNUAL HOPE AND LIGHT COMMUNITY BENEFIT | 6 p.m. In person event. Gather for an evening of music, fine dining on the lawn, a live auction and more at this annual charity event to benefit Interface Children and Family Services, hosted by SAGE Publishing. Tickets available online at: https://www.icfs.org/hope-light-2021/. Sherwood Country Club, 320 West Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. 

MAKING/GIVING ARTISTS TALK | Saturday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Online event. Artists Daggi Wallace, Nurit Avesar and Janet Milhomme will lead a discussion about the parallels between making art and gift giving. Presented by Studio Channel Islands Art. FREE for members. $10 non-members. Tickets and event link at: https://bit.ly/MakingGiving Pictured: : Janet Milhomme, “Naissance d’une Femme.”

SUNDAY

OOLONG TEA TASTING | 11 a.m. Online event. Enjoy delicious tea while learning tea tasting etiquette. Tasters will experience four unique teas from the tea tasting kit that includes a gaiwan (a Chinese lidded bowl for tea ceremonies), tea samples and a treat. Register in advance to pick up the tea tasting kit before the live event. 

MONDAY 

THE WOMAN WHO RAN | Two screenings, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  In person event. A Korean film examining the filmmaker’s lovingly crafted world of thwarted connections and everyday dysfunction. Only 75 tickets will be sold (234 seat auditorium) to allow for social distancing. Only vaccinated persons are asked to attend. Presented by the Oxnard Film Society. Plaza Cinemas, 255 W. 5th Street, Oxnard. www.oxnardfilmsociety.org 

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 

ECHOES OF A RECENT PAST EXHIBIT OPENING CELEBRATION | 5-8 p.m. In person event. Come enjoy the recent outdoor installation of artist Paul Lindhard of Art City Studios for the debut of the Museum of Ventura County’s new Santa Clara Street Garden Installation titled Echoes of a Recent Past. Light refreshments will be served, with musical performances. Local food trucks, with beer and wine vendors will also be on site. Sculpture Garden along Santa Clara Street at The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. 

THURSDAY

DEMONSTRATION OF HOME ENERGY SAVINGS TOOLKITS | 1 p.m. FREE. In person event. Come learn about easy ways to save on home energy usage with Javier Saucedo with the Green Business Program of Ventura County. Participants will learn about the 3C-REN DIY Home Energy Savings Toolkit that can be checked out from the library. When checked out, some items are included for the resident to keep like LED light bulbs, outlet gaskets, weatherstripping, water lead detection tablets and more. See the kit demoed including the tools meant to be returned in the kits like the infrared laser thermometer and Kill-A-Watt meter. For details contact Linda Cherry, Librarian at 805-677-7180. Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Rd., Ventura. 

THEATER CLASS – INTERMEDIATE MUSICAL THEATER SKILLS | 4:30-6 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 9. Students grades 6 to 10 will refine and master skills needed for a musical theater performer. Personal skills and goals will be examined while exploring writing and acting exercises along with improvisational activities, and serious vocal/dance work. For more information contact Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES), 805-646-4300, 907 El Centro Street, Ojai. www.oyespresents.org

COMMUNITY NEEDS, EDUCATION AND RESOURCES

CALIFORNIA COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM | Through Sept. 30. California has increased rental assistance payments to 100% for eligible renters who’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying bills. Critical eviction protections have also been extended through September 30, 2021. The Westside Community Development Corporation can assist you in determining eligibility, providing application assistance, and even has computers you can use! Learn more at www.HousingisKey.com or call 805-628-3869.

LOW-COST MAMMOGRAM AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS | In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Community Memorial Health System is offering low cost mammograms and breast screenings. Low cost imaging is available when you schedule a screening during October at the Breast Center located at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura or at Ojai Valley Community Hospital in Ojai. Imaging options include Automated Breast Ultrasound is available for those with dense breasts for $150. This is an FDA approved method used with mammography for dense breast tissue. Also available in October is 3D Breast Tomosynthesis for $90. At the Ojai Valley Community traditional 2D mammography is available for $65. These are all cash prices paid at the time of service and are not applicable to any insurance deductible. To schedule a mammogram or screening, call the Breast Center at 805-948-5093 or call Ojai Valley Community Hospital at 805-640-2250. 

AIR POLLUTION DISTRICT SEEKING MEMBERS OF HEARING BOARD | The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District has two openings on the agency’s Hearing Board, which hears and considers appeals regarding emissions permits submitted by businesses that produce air emissions. One of the open seats must be filled by an attorney who is an active member of the California State Bar and the other a member of the general public. The Hearing Board meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. when needed and members are paid a stipend of $150 per meeting. Hearing board members are appointed by the APCD governing board. For details contact APCD’s Keith Macias at 805/303-3701 or by email at keith@vcapcd.org.

VOLUNTEER WITH VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS | Members of the public interested in helping at the gardens in the foothills of Ventura are invited to apply. “Energetic volunteers” are offered the opportunity to be part of the Member Discount Program at the nonprofit gardens. Contact ncole@venturabotanicalgardens.com for more information. 

PREPARATION FOR COMMUNITY ALL STARS 2021 CAMARILLO CHRISTMAS PARADE | Current through Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District has announced that the full and regular Christmas Parade will be held this year and is encouraging local organizations and groups to plan their entry now and to include their own all-star. An important person in your organization can be featured in your entry in lieu of a single parade grand marshall. Entry is $55. Deadline for applying is Nov. 5. Details online at www.pvrpd.org

VOLUNTEER WITH RAIZ AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VENTURA COUNTY | Ongoing. A new program aimed at building a sustainable Latinx organizing community to bring issue-based campaigns forward and increase Latinx engagement in Ventura County. Those interested in volunteering can find details online at www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-california-central-coast/raiz.

FALL CLASSES WITH VENTURA PARKS AND RECREATION | Find a fun class or program for kids, teens and adults. Activity guide is online now. www.cityofventura.ca.gov/2084/Activity-Guide-Archive 

ARTS LISTINGS

Many venues remain closed in compliance with public health orders. Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer.

OPENING THEATER

ALMOST, MAINE Sept. 17-Oct. 3. Conejo Players Theatre presents this play made up of nine vignettes set in the small town of Almost, Maine on one magical midwinter night. Residents explore connections, relationships and the mysteries of the heart beneath the colorful northern lights. Masks required. $18-20. 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715, www.conejoplayers.org.

OPENING ART

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opening Sept. 22: Echoes of a Recent Past,an installation by Paul Lindhard celebrating the fall equinox and the opening of the museum’s new sculpture garden. Opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m., with live music, an aerial performance and a silent auction. Online: Out and Back: Ventura County Outdoor Adventures, a newly digitized collection of photographs taken from reels of film created by lifelong Ventura County resident and avid outdoorsman Herman Keene (1879-1965). Ongoing: Exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, the Children’s Garden, George Stuart Historical Figures® and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022: Work From Home, work created close to home during the pandemic by 50 California artists. Opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m. Through Nov. 7: Vistas, Varmints and Vagabonds: The PAC6 Paints the Wild West, scenery, characters and happenings of the American west. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

AUDITIONS/CALLS TO ARTISTS

LATINX POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST Through Sept. 30. Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Emma Trelles is creating something new with Gunpowder Press! Currently seeking submissions from Latinx poets ages 18 and up for two poetry collections which will be translated and published as bilingual chapbooks. Original works in Spanish or English will be accepted through Sept. 30. Open to current California residents; poets living in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit gunpowderpress.com

ONGOING THEATER

CINDERBLOCK BOOKSHELVES Streaming now. A radio drama based on the musical memoir by Rain Perry, based on her life with her father after the death of her mother. Streamed at KWMR.org. www.rainperry.com/calendar

THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN Through Nov. 6. Set in Ventura County’s own Fillmore, this original play by John Guerra follows the fortunes, growth and interactions between two families, the Gonzalezes and the Millers, that live next door to each other. Presented by Theatricum Botanicum. $10-60. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 310-455-3723, theatricum.com

SALVATORI Through Oct. 3. An original play by Sindy McKay about the various consequences faced by a family when one member is taken in by a cult. For all in-person performances, audience members will need to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test (within the previous 72 hours) along with a photo ID. Regardless of vaccination status, audience members will be required to wear a mask in compliance with current mandates. $10-20. The Elite, 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 805-483-5118, www.theelite.org

STROKE OF LUCK Streaming now. The Simi Valley Virtual Arts Center presents the first in its online cabaret series featuring a musical dramedy about one woman’s stroke and recovery. Starring Farley Cadena. www.svvac.org/virtual-cabaret-series

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Poetry reading, open mic and Jackson Wheeler poetry series hosted by Marsha de la O, streamed live from E.P. Foster Library in Ventura. www.facebook.com/venturacountypoetry.

ONGOING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through Sept. 24. Colores De Mi Tierra, Olguin Tapia Heredia’s abstract work inspired by the colors of his hometown in Michoacán. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Ongoing. Farm to Market, an interactive exhibit promoting healthy lifestyles through role play. Tomols to Trains: County Transportation through the 1900s. Antique tractors, farming implements, a living beehive and more. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100, venturamuseum.org/visit-agriculture-museum/.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 26. Sacred Deities of Ancient Egypt, photographs by Jacqueline Thurston that contemplate the meaning and beauty of Ancient Egyptian art. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com

BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through Sept. 25. Work by members of the Buenaventura Abstract Artist Collective. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 99, Ventura, 805-648-1235, www.buenaventuragallery.org

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. via Zoom: Virtual Family Art Day focused on torn paper landscapes made with torn and layered colored tissue paper. Previous painting or collage experience is helpful but not required. All ages. Through Jan. 9, 2022: GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956. For nearly 40 years, seniors at Gardena High School selected, purchased and donated works of art to the school. Today, the collection is regarded as one of the nation’s finest selections of early 20th century California art, from plein air painting to the Arts and Crafts Movement. Ongoing: Some online exhibits continue to be available. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM On exhibit: Voyage of Discovery: Women in STEM, highlighting the many women who have had an impact on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ongoing: Videos, interactive models and more detailing the history of the oil and gas industry, as well as exhibits on rocks, minerals and dinosaurs. The museum is now open Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-933-0076 or www.caoilmuseum.org.

CANVAS AND PAPER Through Oct. 3. Drawings by Henri Matisse. 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-798-9301, www.canvasandpaper.org

CAROLYN GLASOE BAILEY FOUNDATION Through Oct. 2. Continuous Line, Linea Continua, five new works of textile art by Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez. 248 S. Montgomery St., Unit A, Ojai, 805-633-9188, carolynglasoebaileyfoundation.org

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Ongoing. Maritime art covering Asian, European and American seafaring history; the Marple Model Ship Collection; exhibits on whales, sailors and the Port of Hueneme and more. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, cimmvc.org.

DUDLEY HOUSE HISTORIC MUSEUM Ongoing. The National Historic Landmark was built in 1892 by Selwyn Shaw for lima bean farmer B.W. Dudley, and is one of the last pioneer farmhouses in Ventura. On display are artifacts and other elements showcasing aspects of life from 1895 to 1925. Open for tours the first Sunday of the month. COVID protocols will be strictly followed. 197 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura, 805-642-3345, dudleyhouse.org.

FOCUS ON THE MASTERS Ongoing. The Learning to See Student Art Showcase online, featuring work by students from Anacapa, Cabrillo, De Anza Academy of Technology; the Arts and Rio del Valle middle schools; and Montalvo, Pierpont and Sierra Linda elementary schools. focusonthemasters.com

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through Sept. 21: A new show featuring new work by BAA members, plus fine art and artisan crafts by 10 resident artists. Ongoing: Buenaventura Art Association members showcase and sell their work. Masks and social distancing required. 1559 Spinnaker Drive #106, Ventura Harbor Village, 805-644-2750, www.facebook.com/HarborVillageGalleryGifts.

H GALLERY AND STUDIOS Through Oct. 31. Major Tom, a group exhibition. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, www.dabart.me/ventura-2

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing. The famed auto museum pays tribute to French automotive design, with coaches from the 1800s, Bugattis from the 1920s-30s, Concours d’Elegance winners and more. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; advance tickets required. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400, mullinautomotivemuseum.com

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing. Impressive display of vintage automobiles and Americana, as well as the Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club and the car-centric art in the Fireball Art Gallery. Muscles and Mojo car show in the parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month. The museum is now open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org

OJAI ART CENTER Through Sept. 26. The Great Art Theft,an exhibit and fundraiser featuring fine works of donated art by local artists. Purchase a ticket to the gala, and walk away with a piece of art at a “steal!” Gala on Sunday, Sept. 26, 3-6 p.m. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through Oct. 11: Finding the Light, works that demonstrate how members of Ojai Studio Artists found light during the pandemic. Ongoing: Small exhibitions on a range of topics related to the history of the Ojai Valley, as well as virtual talks and more. Now open Friday-Sunday. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-640-1390, www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORIC PARK Ongoing. The Olivas Adobe is now open the second Sunday of each month for visitors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The historic park invites all plein air artists to come out to the site for creative inspiration, from the rose garden and 160-year-old fuchsia to the rancho and the bell tower. In addition, Laura Jean Jespersen’s The Romance of the Adobe will be on exhibit in the small adobe. There will be raffles, historic interpreters, an al fresco gift shop and more. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe.

POPPIES ARTS AND GIFTS Ongoing. Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.

PORCH GALLERY Through Sept. 20. John Millei: Works on Paper, drawings, collages and paintings that blur the boundaries between representation and abstraction. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com

RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. The 40-acre landmark and museum is one of the best surviving examples of an early California rancho and honors the area’s Spanish and Mexican heritage. “Last Sundays at the Landmark” take place the last Sunday of every month, and include docent-led tours, music and more. Open every Sunday for docent-led tours; group and special-focus tours by appointment. Situated off of Highway 126, two miles east of Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org

RAY D. PRUETER LIBRARY Through Oct. 15. Focus on the Masters’ Learning to See Outreach Art Showcase presents two- and three-dimensional work made by K-7 students of Ocean View School District Summer School inspired by FOTM-documented artists. 510 Park Ave., Port Hueneme, 805-486-5460, https://focusonthemasters.com/

realART Opened Aug. 8. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square will host a new show with works by a variety of contemporary artists, including Walter Impert, Melanie Roschko, Jayne Walther, Teri Garcia, Dale Boyer, Bruce Samia and others. Whizin Market Square, 28861 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 310-452-4000, buyrealart.com.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Opened July 2. FBI: From Al Qaeda to Al Capone, covering the history of the organization from its inception to modern day. Exhibit will include a Thompson machine gun and the original Unabomber Manifesto. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org

SIMI VALLEY VIRTUAL ARTS CENTER Ongoing. 25th Anniversary Photography Collection, photography by Jon Neftali and Worth Living For, a suicide prevention art campaign organized by the Simi Valley Youth Council. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center has created an online presence to showcase work from both local and regional artists, theater and performing arts events and more. www.svvac.org.

SPICETOPIA Through Sept. 16. Buenaventura Art Association Members Show. 576 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3267, www.spice-topia.com

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through Sept. 25. Perceive Me, works that challenge and deconstruct ideas and perceptions of fat bodies, beauty and worth, with the hope of empowering and inspiring others. Making/Giving Panel Discussion with Daggi Wallace, Nurit Avesar and Janet Milhomme on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. Ongoing: Virtual art exhibits include Gallery Virgins, Richard Barnett Portraits, Magical Realism, The Illusionists 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.

VENTURA POTTERY GALLERY Ongoing. Talented ceramic artists from across Ventura County make up the Ventura County Potters Guild, and they display their works — housewares, home decor, figurines and more — at the guild’s gallery and shop in Ventura Harbor. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105, Ventura, 805- 644-6800, venturapottersguild.org/gallery.

VERY VENTURA GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY Through Sept. 16. Ventura Seashore</em>, images of the local coastline by Buenaventura Art Association members. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540, very-ventura.com

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Sept. 30: Escapism, in which CLU senior art students set their minds free during the pandemic through paintings, drawings and sculptures. Online: On Labor and Youth, in which Robin Holder addresses the struggle essential workers face carrying the weight of society while scrambling for survival. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu.