PICTURED: A TASTE OF CAMARILLO | Sunday, July 31, 12-4:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon under the trees of the Camarillo Ranch sampling fine wines, craft brews, spirits and gourmet foods. Enjoy live entertainment and boutique shopping. Sample from old favorites and boutique wineries, a medley of beer varietals, fine spirits and Ventura County’s finest restaurants. Enjoy live music and dancing from the popular Ventura County band Ignition and learn to line dance, too. Get your rockin’ boots and join in a great afternoon as you support Ventura County charities. Ages 21+ only; no children or pets. $125. Historic Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo, tasteofcamarillo.com

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THURSDAY

JACKBOX PARTY GAMES FOR TEENS | 1-3 p.m. Bring your own device and play Jackbox Party Games with other teens in the Young Adult Center. YA Library at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

FAMILY BOARD GAME WITH DOMINOES | 2-4 p.m. Ages 4 and up can have fun and make friends (and chain reactions!) while they learn to play dominoes. Children’s Library at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

MOVIE MATINEE: CYRANO | 2-4 p.m. A musical version of the classic tale of love, poetry and mistaken identity, starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Ben Mendelsohn and others. Community Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK | 7 p.m. The Camarillo Community Band will offer free evening concerts every Thursday in July at Constitution Park. Presented by the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. Corner of Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo, For more information, see the band’s website, www.camarillocommunityband.com.

FRIDAY

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FOR TEENS | 3-5 p.m. All skill levels are invited to jump into a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. The campaign is led by teens for teens. YA Library of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

27TH VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL | 7:30 p.m. “Onward!” is the theme of this year’s festival, which will include two solid weekends of exciting music from artists from across the globe and spectrum. On Friday, July 29, enjoy Americana, bluegrass and Celtic music from We Banjo 3. $15-50. Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, 805-648-3146, venturamusicfestival.org

SATURDAY

HOW TO DEVELOP A GROWTH MINDSET: IT ONLY CHANGES EVERYTHING | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. What is a growth mindset and how can you develop it? In this interactive, 90-minute workshop, presenter Ricky Powell will share how developing a growth mindset is just like building a muscle, uncover how you can overcome the obstacles standing in the way of your success and practice techniques that will help you start your path of growing immediately. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

GRATEFUL SHRED BENEFIT FOR THE LAND CONSERVANCY | 2 p.m. Also on Sunday. Grateful Shred Industries is proud to be partnering with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy for a two night benefit concert in unbelievable Ojai, California. A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit the Land Conservancy’s work to protect and restore open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations. The weekend will feature two full days of music from Ojai local and area artists with two gigantic headlining sets from Shred each night plus food, drink, Vendor’s Row and, of course, a real good time had by all. Gates will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Tickets range from $33 to $350. Libbey Bowl, 210 South Signal Street, Ojai. Tickets and more information available at ovlc.org/shred/

GONG YOGA NIDRA AT MEDITATION MOUNT | 2-4 p.m. Gong Yoga Nidra is an experience of deep relaxation and healing. Release, relax and let go with gentle yoga and gong yoga nidra (“yogic sleep”), led by Carrie Gorrell and Lida Martin at Meditation Mount. The session will begin with a creative meditation followed by a peaceful yoga flow integrating breath with gentle movement, and continue with a beautiful gong yoga nidra experience. Please bring water, a yoga mat, blankets, and anything you may need to feel comfortable. Gate opens at 1:30 p.m. to allow guests time to center themselves and connect with the land. $35. 10340 Reeves Road, Ojai. Registration required; meditationmount.org/events.

POETRY READING BY RUBEN LEE DALTON | 4 p.m. Ruben Lee Dalton is a poet, singer songwriter, Vietnam veteran, who writes about nature and human nature. Outside at Art City Studios, 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, vcpoetryproject.org

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS | 7:30 p.m. Music Under the Stars returns to the Olivas Adobe Historical Park this summer with eight outdoor concerts! The exciting sounds of Soul Infusion cover a wide range of soul, R&B, funk, top 40, and pop tunes that will keep you on your feet and dancing all night long. This band’s unique spin on classic dance hits is an experience you won’t want to miss! All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic dinners. There will be a full beverage service and snacks available for purchase on site. No outside alcohol, additional chairs or tables allowed. If you would like to host a larger group, please contact Recreation Coordinator Gina Reyes at 805-658-4728. $20-30. Olivas Adobe Historical Park, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1738/Music-Under-the-Stars.

LATINX MURAL ART FORUM | Saturday, July 30, 6-7:30 p.m. The grassroots organization Latinx Arts Project/Carpinteria/Proyecto de Artes Latinx/Carpinteri will share its plans for creating “Past, Present, Future” murals, celebrating Latinx culture and history in Carpinteria. All community members are invited, but especially artists in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties that are interested in learning more about submitting designs for a new public mural in the community. Filmmaker Brent Winebrenner will discuss the making of the documentary, Voces de Old Town Carpinteria, prior to its screening. The forum will include the panelists Artists Adriana Arriaga, Ralph D’Oliveira, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Lisa Kelly and Ryan P. Cruz (moderator). Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, www.latinxartsproject.org.

27TH VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL | 7:30 p.m. “Onward!” is the theme of this year’s festival, which will include two solid weekends of exciting music from artists from across the globe and spectrum. On Saturday, July 30, enjoy “Gypsy jazz” from Django Festival Allstars. $15-65. Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, 805-648-3146, venturamusicfestival.org

SUNDAY

GRATEFUL SHRED BENEFIT FOR THE LAND CONSERVANCY | 2 p.m. Also on Saturday. Grateful Shred Industries is proud to be partnering with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy for a two night benefit concert in unbelievable Ojai, California. A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit the Land Conservancy’s work to protect and restore open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations. The weekend will feature two full days of music from Ojai local and area artists with two gigantic headlining sets from Shred each night plus food, drink, Vendor’s Row and, of course, a real good time had by all. Gates will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Tickets range from $33 to $350. Libbey Bowl, 210 South Signal Street, Ojai. Tickets and more information available at ovlc.org/shred/

27TH VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL | 3 p.m. “Onward!” is the theme of this year’s festival, which will include two solid weekends of exciting music from artists from across the globe and spectrum. On Sunday, July 31, enjoy a performance by pianist extraordinaire Sean Chen. $15-65. Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, 805-648-3146, venturamusicfestival.org

MONDAY

GENDER AND BIBLE TRANSLATION, PART 1 | 1-3 p.m. Every word in Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic has a range of meaning –– and that range often doesn’t match up exactly with the range of meaning of words in English. How has this limiting through translation affected the way that gender is presented in the Bible? These lectures will first examine the basics of Bible translation and will then consider specific passages where the Hebrew and the Greek originals could present a slightly different picture of men and women than many English translations often present. Led by Jason Hensley. $10, or bundle all August lectures for $60. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html

OLGA | 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. A talented young gymnast from Kiev, played by real-life former Ukrainian national team member Anastasiia Budiashkina, moves to Switzerland to pursue her Olympic dreams in Elie Grappe’s award-winning drama. Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes. Not rated. In French, Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles. $8 seniors, $11.25 general admission. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 West Fifth St., Oxnard, www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.

TUESDAY

CRAFT AND STORYTIME | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Listen to a story and make a solar-system themed craft. Ages 5-12. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

RINCON PARKWAY REPAVING PROJECT MEETING | 6:30-8 p.m. On Oct. 1, Caltrans will begin a repaving project that will affect residents and recreational users of the Rincon Parkway. Come hear about the impacts to you and our community as well as an update on high tide coastal flooding by Zach Plopper, Surfrider Foundation National Environmental Director. Mondo’s Cove access plans will also be discussed. Hosted by Respect the Rincon Parkway and the Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Back patio of Patagonia, 235 W. Santa Clara St., Ventura, rrp@ventura.surfrider.org, ventura.surfrider.org

WEDNESDAY

BEACH CITIES NEIGHBORS AND NEWCOMERS | 9:30-11 a.m. Joseph Cahill, executive director of the Ventura Botanical Gardens, will speak on “Progress and Exploration of the Ventura Botanical Gardens.” BCNN is a social organization for women from Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme; nonmembers are welcome to attend at no cost to get to know us. Coffee and speaker meetings held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information please contact Kathleen Hartin at bcnn.newsletter@yahoo.com. Ventura Yacht Club, 1755 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor, www.bcnnwomensclub.org.  

WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. How big and how far are planets from the sun? Is Pluto a planet or a dwarf planet? Enjoy your summer night sky by learning more about the Solar System with the Ventura Astronomical Society. Ages 5-12. Children’s Library of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

THURSDAY

GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN ON BROADWAY | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. From 1924 to 1937, there was no Broadway songwriting team as potent as George and Ira Gershwin. Growing up on the streets of New York at the dawn of the 20th century, the Gershwins were among the first to infuse popular song with an undeniably American flavor. In this lecture, we will trace this remarkable partnership on Broadway, which ended tragically with George Gershwin’s death from a brain tumor in 1937. Led by Cary Ginell. $10, or bundle all August lectures for $60. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html.

FAMILY BOARD GAME WITH CHINESE CHECKERS | 2-4 p.m. Ages 4 and up can have fun and make friends while they learn to play Chinese checkers. Children’s Library at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

BACK TO SCHOOL: CHAIR YOGA | 3-4 p.m. School is starting back up. Learn some basic stretches you can do right from your chair to help ease the strain of sitting. Instructor Lisa Clements Feeney will teach chair yoga suitable for everyone. No experience needed. Community Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

COMMUNITY CULTURE COOKBOOK | Throughout June community members shared recipes from their heritage. Those recipes have been compiled into a booklet that can be picked up at the Adult Reference Desk. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org.

TEEN SCARY STORY CONTEST | Through July 30. This summer, teens are invited to be creative and submit their scary stories for a chance to win a prize. Library staff will read and review each submission. Entries should be submitted no later than July 30. Winners will be announced at our Scary Story circle on Saturday, August 6. For more information, visit camarillolibrary.org.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: HAIRSPRAY | Friday, July 29, 6 p.m. This free community event is open to the public and people of all ages. Bring blankets, low-folding chairs and a picnic. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with local music courtesy of Music Freqs, food trucks and a variety of fun family games on the lawn. Movie starts at 8:15 p.m. For any questions about this event, contact Briana Ramos, Recreation Specialist at 805-482-1996 x116 or bramos@pvrpd.org. Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, www.pvrpd.org/2022-07-29-movies-in-the-park-hairspray.

ONGOING/UPCOMING EVENTS

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE MEETING | Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. This Ventura-based peer support group for those experiencing depression and bipolar disorder will resume its free weekly meetings at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura. Enter by way of the main door. Please bring your own N95 mask. For more information, contact Wendell Jones at 805-640-6472, wenj16630@sbcglobal.net or DBSAlliance.org. 5654 Ralston St., Ventura.

FAMILY STORYTIME | Mondays, 4 p.m. Every Monday the South Oxnard Library hosts an all-ages storytime with Miss Joanne in the Children’s Area. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, 805-385-8129, www.oxnard.org/library/south-oxnard-branch-library/

HOPE AND HELP FOR OVEREATERS | Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Is your eating out of control? Are you feeling fat? Overeaters Anonymous can help. 133 S. Laurel St., Ventura (building next to the church). For more information call Amy at 805-340-5882. Donations only.  

KIDS CLUB AT THE COLLECTION | Select Wednesdays, Through Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Throughout the summer, The Collection at Riverpark will be offering a series of Kids Club events. Full of kid-friendly fun, these events will be free and open to all the community’s youngsters and their families. The Kids Clubs will be held Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the grass at Collection Park. Each club will have a separate theme, and will include story time, singalongs, arts and crafts and more. 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard, www.thecollectionrp.com.  

PIRATE SHIP AT VENTURA HARBOR | Through Sept. 5. A stunning 1768 pirate ship replica, The Devil’s Gauntlet, has sailed to town and has plans to temporarily call Ventura Harbor Village home for a good portion of the summer! Visitors can see the beautiful ship docked at “D Dock” (located on the water nearest Coastal Cone Ice Cream). The captain hopes to get dockside tours up and running soon, but for now you can admire the boat from the public promenade above the ship. As the ship may come and go for trips to nearby ports, sightings cannot be guaranteed. But for more information, including notification of upcoming tours, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/pirate-ship-visit/2022-06-26/.

SOUND MEDITATION | Through July 31. Morning and sunset sound meditation sessions will take place weekly in person at the Viewpoint at Meditation Mount. Sunday morning sessions 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Suburbanoid. Friday evening sessions 6:15-8:15 p.m. with Trinity of Sound. $25; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events.

SUNSET YOGA AND SOUND MEDITATION | Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., through July 28. Connect with your mind, heart and body in a picturesque outdoor garden setting overlooking the beautiful Ojai Valley. Please bring your own yoga mat and props, and a blanket (optional) for closing meditation, which will be accompanied by crystal singing bowls. $20; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events


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

RENT July 29-Aug. 7. Young Artists Ensemble presents this school edition of the blockbuster musical about a group of impoverished artists and musicians struggling in New York’s Lower East Side. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme. $15-23. Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park, 805-381-1246, www.yaeonline.com

OPENING ART

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Opening July 29: Perception and Persistence, works by Ojai Studio Artists that explore the push/pull of thinking. Opening reception on Friday, July 29, 5-7 p.m. 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.

AUDITIONS/CALLS TO ARTISTS

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.

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL Aug. 1-3. High Street Arts Center seeks actors for several roles in this fabulously fun musical based on the hit comedy about a charming and determined young woman who goes to Harvard Law in pursuit of the man who dumped her. Please prepare two one-minute songs in the style of the show and sheet music for the accompanist or an instrumental track, and wear clothes to dance in. Appointments required. 45 E. High St., Moorpark. For all rules, submission guidelines and more information, visit highstreetartscenter.com/participate/auditions/.  Direct questions to 805-529-8700 or casting@highstreetartscenter.com

ONGOING THEATER

BLITHE SPIRIT Through July 31. This Noel Coward farce finds a remarried writer haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, whose spirit has been called up by a visiting medium. $15-20. Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, 805-378-1400, www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/academic/theatre-arts/performing-arts-center

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Through Aug. 21. The Biblical tale of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob whose brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt, set to a magical and witty musical score by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A family-friendly production presented by Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, 805-583-7900, www.svvac.org.

Young Artists Ensemble presents Rent, the hit musical based loosely on La Boheme and adapted for younger audiences, at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center July 29-Aug. 7. Pictured: Maya Landry and Abby Riggle as Joanne and Maureen. Photo by Paul Cranmer

LOBBY HERO Through Aug. 7. A dark comedy the explores truth, honor, duty and justice in a tale about a security guard who gets drawn into a murder investigation and a rookie cop with a morally suspect partner. $17-20. Presented by The Elite Theatre Company, 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, www.theelite.org

MACBETH Through Aug. 7. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival continues its 2022 season (and its 25th anniversary!) with one of Shakespeare’s most memorable tragedies. Trust, loyalty, ambition, intrigue, betrayal and guilt collide in this tale about a Scottish general who schemes to become king. $15-110. Staged outside in Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, www.kingsmenshakespeare.org

PLAYZAPALOOZA Through July 31. Six original one-act plays will be featured in this year’s annual theater extravaganza presented by Backstage@SPTC. Adult themes and language. $15. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4656, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org/backstage.html

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, July 28, 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

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Opened June 16: Save the Pollinators: A Youth-Led Environmental Restoration Project. 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/.

BANK OF THE SIERRA Through July 31. The Fabulous Female, dramatic and vibrant watercolors by Leslie Marcus that celebrate the beauty and distinctiveness of women. 402 W. Ojai Ave., #102, Ojai.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 4. The Cutting Edge: Selections from the Lipton Collection of Contemporary Wood Art (Beato Gallery). 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through July 30. Meaningful Images, landscapes, seascapes and portraiture in oil by William D. Winbush. Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CAMARILLO ART CENTER Through July 31. Hot Fun in the Sun, art made by Ventura County artists that was inspired by summertime. 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 805-407-0605, www.camarilloartcenter.org

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Opened May 10: 71%: Honoring Vital Waters, mixed media works by Shannon Celia and Mary Neville inspired by oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers and other bodies of water. 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. 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.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 31. New Beginnings, featuring work by Mika Harmony and Chrystel Boissy (Green Touch Moss). 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800,  www.foxfinejewelry.com

H GALLERY Through July 31. In the Service of Civilization, a subtly provocative approach to cultural commentary. 1793 E. Main St., Ventura, www.dabart.me/in-the-service-of-civilization.  

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS 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.

HILL ROAD LIBRARY Through Aug. 15. Works by students of Anacapa, Isbell and Rio del Valle middle schools who participated in the Learning to See Outreach program offered by Focus on the Masters. 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, focusonthemasters.com

HILLCREST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through Sept. 12. Arts Council of the Conejo Valley Summer Open Show Art Competition, featuring works in a variety of media. Reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 6, 3-5 p.m. 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, www.conejoarts.org.

KWAN FONG GALLERY Through Oct. 13. On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey, featuring art inspired by the ranching families of Idaho. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong.

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.

Don’t miss Blithe Spirit at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center through July 31!

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opened June 16: All That Glitters Is Not Gold, the Jazz Age in Ventura County; Chromatic: The Museum in Six Colors; Always Keep Creating: The Resiliency of Carol Rosenak. Opened May 12: Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at The George Stuart Historical Figures®. Ongoing: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, online exhibits and resources and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

OJAI ART CENTER Through Aug. 30.  Works by Bert Collins, Jannene Behl, Richard Franklin and Ruth Levy. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.

OJAI LIBRARY Through Aug. 31. Works by students of Meiners Oaks and Topa Topa Elementary who participated in the Learning to See Outreach program offered by Focus on the Masters. 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, focusonthemasters.com.  

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 July 31: See original clothing made by June guest artist Linda Tsuyako. Ongoing: Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.

PORCH GALLERY Through Aug. 1. Nocturnes: Refrains from the Backcountry, work by Russell Crotty that challenges the preconceptions of drawing as a primary medium. 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 Ongoing. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square features 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 Through Oct. 9: The Secrets of WWII. 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.

SANDRA AND JORDAN LABY GALLERY Opened July 21. An Historical Eye, oil paintings, dye sublimations and gold-leaf prints from renowned artists Michael O’Kelly, to be displayed on the newly created arts space downstairs at the Rubicon Theatre Company. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900, www.rubicontheatre.org

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 6: Hiroko Yoshimoto: New Works, 40 new works in her “Biodiversity” series. Through Sept. 11: Geomorphic: The Living Earth, 42 abstract paintings inspired by nature by Kay Zetlmaier. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

SPICETOPIA Ongoing. The spice and tea shop in downtown Ventura now shows works by members of the Buenaventura Art Association. 576 E. Main St., 805-628-3267, www.spice-topia.com.

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through July 30: Echoes of Nature, works by contemporary Chinese artists curated by Dr. Aihua Z. Pearce. Programming associated with the exhibit includes artist talks and demonstrations. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org

TAFT GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE Through July 31. A show featuring the work of Jane Mulfinger and Stephanie Washburn inspired by artists’ seven-month residencies at the gardens. 805-649-2333, www.taftgardens.org.

UBS WESTLAKE VILLAGE Through Aug. 30. No Boundaries, featuring works by Shari Alec, Maxee, Raj Naik, Bob Privitt, Geri Schonberg and Connie Tunick. 3011 Townsgate Road, Third Floor, Westlake Village, www.conejoarts.org.

This is the final weekend for New Beginnings, featuring work by Mika Harmony and Chrystel Boissy (Green Touch Moss) at Fox Fine Jewelry in Downtown Ventura. Pictured: Work by Chrystel Boissy

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 Ongoing. Small gems by Buenaventura Art Association members, based on a theme selected by shop owner Angela Rosales. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540, very-ventura.com

VITA ART CENTER Through Aug. 12. Abstract 2+2, featuring Philip Argent, Robin Mitchell, Philip Vaughan and Jennifer Wolf; and Scott Taylor’s Dart Board Series. 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through Oct. 27. Cole M. James: Call Them In, images and objects offered to the artist’s ancestors which “are grounded in expression of power, the personal, and the prison industrial complex.” California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu