PICTURED: EASTER EVE FULL MOON SUNSET NATURE HIKE | Saturday, April 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Join Lanny Kaufer and Rondia for a 1.5 mile walk on a well-used dirt road with gradual elevation gain to the vista point above the Ojai Valley to watch the sunset and moonrise. After witnessing the setting of the sun, and while waiting for the rising of the moon, participants will take a moment to meditate on the significance of this day for Christians, Jews, naturists, believers and nonbelievers of all kinds. After the moonrise, walk back by moonlight and flashlight, returning to the trailhead between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Explore some valuable edible and medicinal plants along the way. No dogs or smoking, please. Light rain will not cancel; heavy rain will. $35 per person. To register and for more information, visit herbwalks.com. <em>Pictured: Full moon rising over Topa Topa Bluffs by Judy Cheske</em>

THURSDAY

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AWARENESS MONTH | Through April 14. The Ventura County Community College District will join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to commemorate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Awareness Month. Throughout April, VCCCD and its colleges will raise awareness of DEI through free virtual and in-person events. For activities and more information, visit VCCCD.edu/celebrate-diversity.

PHOTOS WITH THE SPRING BUNNY | Through April 16. Bring the whole family over for some festive spring photos. Capture the moment as the little ones meet everyone’s favorite bunny and pose for a special picture. Pets are welcome too! A variety of photo packages are available for purchase. Photos with the Spring Bunny will take place next to The Annex Food Hall at 546 Collection Blvd. For additional information, please call Guest Services at 805-342-7363. There are no reservations — photos are on a first-come, first-served basis.

SOMIS THURSDAY CLUB | 11:30 a.m. Local women’s club meeting and catered lunch. This month’s program will be a visit from The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Please call 805-469-5059 or email patti.dizazzo@gmail.com to RSVP.

WORLDWIDE CLIMATE JUSTICE TEACH-IN | 4:30-6:30 p.m. ONLINE. Join the faculty of California State University, Channel Islands, for a campus-wide interdisciplinary conversation about climate change, action, hope and people’s power. Organized by the Open Society University Network, Bard CEP. CSUCI will be joining thousands of colleges, universities, schools and faith organizations. Register for the event at csuci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOGtpj8qHtaUyraaUVy2rTLB9qmgqU32

WOMEN IN CONSERVATION | 7-9 p.m. At this event, a panel discussion moderated by Ventura Land Trust Executive Director Melissa Baffa will feature Kris Tompkins, past Patagonia CEO and president and cofounder of Tompkins Conservation; Kate Larramendy, trustee of The Conservation Alliance and past Director of Design and Sustainability for Toad&Co; and Michelle I. Sevilla, an immigrant from the Philippines who works on local environmental issues and policy in the California State Legislature. Part of VLT’s Environmental Speaker Series. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, www.venturalandtrust.org/womeninconservation

FRIDAY

COME TOGETHER | 7:30 p.m. Moorpark College Performing Arts and the Music Technology program proudly presents “Come Together: Music Tech Showcase”, with two shows April 15 and 16 at 7:30pm at the Black Box theater in the Performing Arts Building. This show will feature Dj sets, jazz combo bands, rock songs, lo-fi, loopback performances, and features written and arranged entirely by music students. If you’ve been waiting for a chance to get out of the COVID cocoon and be a part of a high energy concert, let’s “come together.” $10-15. Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1485, www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre-arts/performing-arts-center.

SPRINGTIME ON THE FARM | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Through April 24. Come celebrate with us at our Springtime on the Farm in Moorpark! With more than 50 acres to visit and numerous activities, there is plenty of space to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine with family and friends. See the giant Easter egg basket, enjoy photo opportunities with live bunnies, take part in an egg and spoon race and more. And of course, the animal center and pick your own fields will be available. $10 weekdays at the gate; $14 weekends (weekend tickets MUST be purchased online); children under 2 are free. No dogs or outside animals allowed. 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, 805-529-3690, www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/springtime-on-the-farm/.

ANNIE GRIFFITHS: PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT BORDERS | 8 p.m. One of National Geographic’s most celebrated female photographers shares images and stories from the globetrotting career that has taken her from Bedouin campfires to Argentinian horse whisperers. Annie Griffiths has a habit of uncovering the humorous, the heartwarming, and the universal, even in the strangest of places. $41-$51. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, www.bapacthousandoaks.com/shows

SATURDAY

ANIMAL TRACKING IN THE GARDEN | 8:30 a.m. Join Wyatt Harris, a member of the Ventura County Wildlife Trackers, to learn how to recognize what wildlife has been prowling through the gardens! Children accompanied by adults are welcome. Wear hats, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Gather at the Welcome Center. Limited to 20 people; reservations required. $15. 567 S. Poli St., Ventura, 805-232-3113, venturabotanicalgardens.com

FULL MOON NATURE IMMERSION WALK | 8:45-11:30 a.m. The Nature Immersion Medicine Walk, led by Nature Therapy Guide Elena Rios, is a core offering of Taft Gardens. On this guided walk into the Nature Preserve you will be given instructions, which are referred to as invitations, to assist you in slowing down, relaxing, and finding your own way of being in relationship with nature and the land. $35. Visit our Events Page to reserve your spot! www.taftgardens.org

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This free community event is great for the whole family! Do some shopping, take photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy food, live music and activities in the park. Featuring craft vendors, food trucks, arts and crafts, an inflatable obstacle course and more. Those who participated in The Big Egg Hunt can turn in their “bingo sheet” during the Eggstravaganza; raffle drawing begins at 1 p.m. and you must be present to win. The celebration takes place at the Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, call Briana Ramos at 805-485-1996 ext. 116 or visit www.pvrpd.org/2022-04-16-easter-eggstravaganza

VC ART MARKET | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us for the next VC Art Market at California and Main in Downtown Ventura. Support local artists, makers and small businesses while finding unique gifts, decor and more. Shop local and shop small. 494 E. Main St. (corner of California and Main), Ventura, downtownventura.org/event/vc-art-market-7/

BANK OF BOOKS SANTA PAULA BOOK SIGNINGS | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sandie Moore, Linked Lives; Alicia Doyle, Fighting Chance and The Oath; A.C. Karras, What’s In a Life; Viviana Hall, Poems of Love; and Hannah Nicole Duran, Written on Walls. Bank of Books, 820 E. Main St., Santa Paula, www.bankofbooks.com.

SUNDAY

RIVER BOTTOM SESSIONS VOL. III | 3-7 p.m. A concert music series to benefit the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Here at Las Palmas de Ojai, we are always looking for ways to give back to the community and the great non-profit organizations that contribute to making our town so amazing! We have collaborated with local businesses to create a fun and safe environment for our community. With help from our friends we have had a great time celebrating our beautiful valley with music accompanied by great food and drinks from our favorite spots in Ojai! On April 17 we will be hosting Volume III of our series with our headliners The Eyes of the World: music of the Grateful Dead. Beer from Topa Topa Brewing Company, wine from Topa Mountain Winery, kombucha from Revel Kombucha Bar and food from Pinyon Ojai. Children 12 and under free. Fun for the whole family! $30. Las Palmas de Ojai, 1250 Meyer Road, Ojai, laspalmasojai.com

MONDAY

THE ROSE MAKER | 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oxnard Film Society presents this 2021 French comedy/drama about an artisanal horticulturalist struggling to keep her family legacy alive amidst corporate competition. When three employees from a prison rehabilitation come onboard with their work ethic and fresh ideas, together they build a daring plan to save the business. Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes. Not rated. In French with English subtitles. $8 seniors, $11.25 general admission. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 West Fifth St., Oxnard, www.oxnardfilmsociety.org

VENTURA HARBOR IS HOPPIN’ FOR EASTER | Through April 17. Bring the whole family down to beautiful Ventura Harbor Village to partake in a wide array of activities. Hunt for the “golden egg,” stuffed with Easter goodies and gift cards. Jump in Sal’s Inflatable Fun Zone. Dance to the Barrelhouse Wailers on April 17. Buy sugary treats, gifts and more at the many shops. There’s a lot going on, so visit www.venturaharborvillage.com for the full schedule. 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura, 805-477-0470. Pictured: Easter cupcakes from Sugar Lab Bakeshop.

TUESDAY

HERO WITH 1,000 FACES BY JOSEPH CAMPBELL | Tuesdays 12-1:30 p.m. through June 7 ONLINE. The Agora Foundation is currently enrolling students in this online intensive about Joseph Campbell’s theory that mythological narratives frequently share a fundamental structure. We invite you to join us as we explore this highly affecting work in a small group, one chapter per week for eight weeks, taking place on Tuesday afternoons from 12-1:30PM Pacific Time. All reading materials will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced in shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. $275; payment options available. Sign up online at www.agorafoundation.org/current-seminars

TWILIGHT GATHERING WITH UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN | 7 p.m. Rev. Maddie Sifantus announces the monthly Gathering with Sound, Silence and Word in person at Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula. Gathering is a reflective time in our busy weeks to hear some beautiful music, share some silence and hear spoken word on a theme. Original poetry by Atul Ranchod. The music will be provided by Christine Snipes Mazor on violin, Geno Palilla on piano and Maddie Sifantus, soprano including works by Richard Strauss and Respighi. Gatherings are now “hybrid” with folks invited to the Sanctuary of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, masks optional. Gathering also continues on Zoom and exported live to the congregation’s Facebook page which is www.facebook.com/uucsp. 740 E Main Street, Santa Paula, 805-525-4647, www.uucsp.org

WEDNESDAY

AMERICAN HISTORY: THE CIVIL WAR TO THE 21ST CENTURY | Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. through Oct. 19 ONLINE. The Agora Foundation is currently enrolling students in this online intensive. Through the lenses of race, religion, politics, education, media, commerce, science, and culture, this series attempts to find answers to our essential American questions: How can we describe the American Mind? What are the country’s core values and central tenets? Can those core values and central tenets endure? Online seminars will take place on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All reading materials will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced is shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. $800; payment options are available.  Sign up online at www.agorafoundation.org/current-seminars

THURSDAY

CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON | 11 a.m. Join in the fun at our April luncheon and help raise funds for California Coastal Horse Rescue. CCHR rescues and re-homes horses and provides educational programs to school and community groups. The social hour begins at 11 a.m. at The Greek, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor. $40. Advance reservations and payment required: 805-263-7759 or cigullsreservations.@gmail.com

THE TAO BY LAO TZU AND CHUANG TZU | Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30 p.m. through June 9 ONLINE. The Agora Foundation is currently enrolling students in this online intensive. The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century BC sage Lao Tzu. We invite you to join us for this eight-week online course, taking place on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m., as we explore one of the most translated works in world literature… and one of the most profound. We will be concerned with trying to understand the Way, and how it is expressed by virtue through naturalness and non-action. All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and the group will be limited to 14 participants. $275; payment options available. Sign up online at www.agorafoundation.org/current-seminars

LAUNCH | 5:30 p.m. Ventura Education Partnership will hold its third annual LAUNCH event at the Museum of Ventura County. Sponsored by Aera Energy, LAUNCH recognizes and celebrates Ventura Unified School District educators who bring learning to life through innovative, creative and engaging techniques. This year, LAUNCH will highlight Erin Beerer, Balboa Middle School; Eva Cherrie, Elmhurst Elementary School; and Joel Levin, Buena High School. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-754-9861, www.venturaeducationpartnership.org

ART AND CLIMATE CHANGE? | 6 p.m. A presentation highlighting the important role local artists can play in saving our planet from climate change, followed by a short video from Greta Thunberg and a Q&A session with members of the Ventura County Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. Hosted by California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks. Free; pre-registration required. CMATO, The Oaks Mall, Second Level, 350 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org

COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

CASA PACIFICA ANGELS WINE, FOOD AND BREW FESTIVAL | The festival is currently open to vendors interested in registering for this year’s June 5 celebration. Registration is free, and includes tables, linens, an umbrella, utensils and ice; as well as promotion on the festival website, social media exposure and a listing on the festival map. Must provide 750-1,000 food or beverage samples. To register and for more information, visit www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com/2022-registration/

MULCH MADNESS | Join us for our quarterly mulch and compost giveaway at the Cornucopia Community Gardens! Participants must register in advance for an appointment, preorder mulch and/or compost, and be prepared to bag their own mulch and compost products. Please bring a bag or bucket to collect material. Mulch and compost products are sourced from Agromin, and provided to city of Ventura residents free of charge. Space is limited. Learn more and register at https://form.jotform.com/220455349576160

FREE TAX PREP ASSISTANCE | Through April 30, 2022. Trained volunteer tax preparers with the United Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) are available to help working families and individuals file their state and federal tax return and access the tax credits to which they are eligible. Households earning up to $57,000 in 2021 are eligible to use the free services. This assistance is in-person and by appointment only. Call 211 or visit www.MyFreeTaxes.org to make an appointment. 

ONGOING/UPCOMING EVENTS

SUMMER OF ART SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION | Registration is open now for kids ages 6 and up in camps with different topics – animals, figure drawing, drawing with color, urban sketchbook, Jewelry, ceramics and more. Dates and age groups are online. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main Street, Ventura. www.vitaartcenter.com/new-page-1

CITY OF VENTURA GENERAL PLAN UPDATE SURVEY | Ongoing. The City of Ventura is updating its General Plan – the land use “constitution” for the next 20 years – and is seeking input from the public on various aspects of what will be included: transportation, natural disasters and climate change, initial visioning and a survey on Issues and Opportunities. All surveys are online at: www.planventura.com/online-surveys

20 YEAR REUNION – ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2000 | Saturday, June 4, 2022. Members of the St. Bonaventure High School Class of 2000 are invited to attend the upcoming 20 year reunion. The celebration will take place at a local private location. Those who’d like to attend can RSVP to Julie Wouk, 619-888-7956.


ARTS LISTINGS

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

THE BAD SEED April 15-May 8. A mother begins to suspect that her seemingly perfect little girl may be responsible for a series of murders. Based on the novel by William March. Not suitable for children under 12. $18-20. ARTSpace Black Box Theater, 2956 School St., Simi Valley, www.actorsrepofsimi.org/about-us/artspace-black-box-theater

OPENING ART

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through Fall 2022: Chouinard Arts, a nine-piece collection featuring pieces of maritime art from the 1930s, including early works by Arthur Beaumont and Millard Sheets. Through April 30: Annual Oxnard Union High School District Student Art Show. Q & A panel with the student artists on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. 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.

AUDITIONS/CALLS TO ARTISTS

BONITA C. MCFARLAND SCHOLARSHIP Through April 25. The Museum of Ventura County is now accepting applications for this visual arts scholarship. Up to $17,500 will be awarded, with individual scholarships of $500 or more. Open to any high school senior or college-level student that is a resident of Ventura County. For rules, online application and more information, visit venturamuseum.org/bonita-c-mcfarland

BOOKMARK CONTEST Through April 30. Design a bookmark for the 2022 Summer Reading Club! Pick up a bookmark contest form from the library and design your own original bookmark on the 2022 Summer Reading Club theme, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” For Grades K-12. All entries are due by Saturday, April 30. Bring entry form to the Help Desk at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, or the Newbury Park Library’s Information Desk at 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For more information and to print out an entry form, visit www.tolibrary.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=39894

DAB ART Ongoing. The contemporary art organization is currently seeking submissions of work in any media for group and solo exhibitions at H Gallery and Studios in Ventura. Submit three to 20 images; $35 entry fee. For submission guidelines, online application and more information, visit www.dabart.me/ventura-2

MAIL ART EXHIBIT: SPONTANEOUS INSPIRATION Through May 15. The ARTLIFE Foundation is calling for entries for its annual Mail Art Exhibit. This year’s theme is “Spontaneous Inspiration.” Artists of any age and location may submit work of any topic or subject, but it must be 6” x 9” in size and sent via mail, either as a postcard or in a 6” x 9” envelope. Artists may submit up to four pieces; works of students in a class may be submitted in one envelope. Please sign work, and include mailing and email address. Work will be exhibited online and in local venues in Ventura County (dates and locations TBD). No fee, no jury, no returns. Mail to ARTLIFE Foundation, P.O. Box 23020, Ventura, CA, 93002, artlifefoundation.org

VENTURA COUNTY FAIR POSTER CONTEST Through April 15. Friday, April 15 is the deadline for submissions in the contest for the poster for the 2022 Ventura County Fair. The winning design is the official fair poster and will be used on souvenirs and advertisements. The contest is open to Ventura County residents in grades 5 to 12. The theme for the poster contest is “VC Fair Rides Again.” Submissions will be judged on theme, originality, composition and skill. Cash prizes are awarded for first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) place winners. The Fair is scheduled for Aug. 3-14, 2022. Details and rules are online at  www.venturacountyfair.org.  

WESTLAKE VILLAGE ART GUILD 2022 OPEN JURIED SHOW Through April 22. The Westlake Village Art Guild is currently accepting submissions for its annual Open Juried Art Show, on exhibit June 3-28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery in Newbury Park. Open to all adult artists, members and non-members, offering generous cash prizes. Entries must be of original works of art. For entry fees, online application and more information, visit www.westlakevillageartguild.org/open-juried-show

 ONGOING THEATER

BYE BYE BIRDIE Through May 8. Teen culture in Small Town USA in the 1950s gets a humorous but loving tribute in this rock and roll musical. When teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie gets drafted, he stages a farewell kiss as a publicity stunt — leading to envy, jealousy and wacky hijinks! $18-20. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 805-495-3715, conejoplayers.org.  

FRIENDLY VALLEY Through April 24. In this dark family comedy, siblings gather at their parents’ home where emotions are running high as personal drama, a dying mother and a husband trying to provide his wife with a peaceful passing lead to conflict and revelations. $15-20. Backstage at Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.

IN THE HEIGHTS Through May 8. A vibrant, joyful and touching musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, in which residents of the largely Latinx neighborhood of Washington Heights live, work, love, dream and hope for a better tomorrow. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High Street, Moorpark, 805-529-8700, highstreetartscenter.com

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. live and via Zoom. Poetry reading and open mic at the EP Foster Library (also streamed live), 651 E. Main St., Ventura. More information at vcpoetryproject.org.  

ONGOING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through April 22. Entre Colores, Recuerdos y Sabores, José Galván Martínez’s perspective of over a decade of diaspora through colors, memories and foods, rendered in sculpture, painting, prints, mixed media and a wall installation. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 26: Tomols to Trains: County Transportation through the 1900s. Ongoing: Farm to Market, an interactive exhibit promoting healthy lifestyles through role play; plus 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 May 1. Jon Keenan: Recent Work, porcelain, stoneware and earthenware, presented in the Beato Gallery. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com

BLANCHARD COMMUNITY LIBRARY Through April 30. De Colores Multicultural Folk Arts’ Women’s Art Show. 119 N. 8th St., Santa Paula, www.facebook.com/groups/779920285904310

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through May 21. Tony J. Smith’s A Tribute to Beauty and Inspiration (oils and acrylics), Kathy Bodycombe’s Leaving a Stamp (collage incorporating postage) and Michael Corrigan Mishou’s The Eye of the Beholder (photography). Artists’ reception on Friday, May 6, 5-8 p.m. Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through July 31. Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction, contemporary representations of landscapes in a wide variety of media by six nationally and internationally renowned artists. Panel discussion on Environmental discussion on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

CANVAS AND PAPER Through May 8. Works by Cornelis Kick, William Scott and Louis Valtat. 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.canvasandpaper.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.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through April 17. Nature’s Theurgy featuring oil paintings by Robert Wassell inspired by his hikes and connection to God. 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800, www.foxfinejewelry.com

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through May 17: A new selection of works are presented in a new members’ show. 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.

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

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through May 8: Arte Para la Gente, the collected works of Margaret Garcia. 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: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, George Stuart Historical Figures® and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

OJAI ART CENTER Through April 30. Car Culture, oils and pastels that celebrate the automobiles of yesteryear by Thomas Hardcastle. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM 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. The museum is once again offering 90-minute walking tours at 10:30 am every Saturday. 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 ART AND GIFTS Through April 30:  This month’s guest artist is Diane Hanley, who will share her new collection of watercolors created during the pandemic. Artist’s reception on Friday, April 15, 5-7 p.m. Ongoing. Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.

PORCH GALLERY Through May 23. Shana Mabari: Oceans. In 2020, Los Angeles-based contemporary Light and Space artist Shana Mabari became the first artist-in-residence on a maritime mission led by the nonprofit Sea Shepherd Global. Work inspired by this journey comprises this exhibition. 310 E. Matilija St., 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

realART Opened Jan. 9. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square will host a new show with works by a variety of contemporary artists. Whizin Market Square, 28861 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 310-452-4000, buyrealart.com.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Ongoing. Permanent exhibits include Air Force One, an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, an M-1 Abrams tank and more. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through July 10: Fieldnotes: Lynn Hanson and A Narrative: John Robertson.Through May 8: En Plein Air: An Exploration of Malibu and Ventura County, works by 32 artist members of the famed, 113-year-old California Art Club. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

SOUTH OXNARD LIBRARY Through April 30. Focus on the Masters’ Learning to See Student Art Showcase presents works by K-8 students in the Ocean View School District. 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, focusonthemasters.com

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through May 28. E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One, Richard Barnett’s large oil paintings of crowds depicting up to 500 people in one work to Daggi Wallace’s small intimate pastel portraits and Kerstin Zilm’s prose and collected voices, the viewer is invited to contemplate their own place among each other and in this world. 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.

VITA ART CENTER Through May 7. Click: Photo-Based Art, in which artists modify their photographs to create something new and unexpected. Encaustics, abstract works inspired by water by surfer and artist Rick Stich. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com