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REI at The Collection at RiverPark invites little tykes to learn to ride bikes at its How to Ride a Bike event on March 6

REI at The Collection at RiverPark invites little tykes to learn to ride bikes at its How to Ride a Bike event on March 6

OXNARD — REI, the specialty outdoor retailer, located at The Collection at RiverPark, will introduce its How to Ride a Bike class series to the Oxnard shopping center. Kicking off Sunday, March 6, from 9 – 11 a.m., the monthly classes will be offered for children ages 4-7 on the first Sunday of each...
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UCSB to present National Geographic Live wildlife photographer Steve Winter on March 6

UCSB to present National Geographic Live wildlife photographer Steve Winter on March 6

SANTA BARBARA — UCSB to present National Geographic Live wildlife photographer Steve Winter at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at Campbell Hall. Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home...
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UCSB to present ‘Taylor Mac — A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1916-1936’ on March 8

UCSB to present ‘Taylor Mac  — A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1916-1936’ on March 8

SANTA BARBARA — UCSB to present ‘Taylor Mac  — A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1916-1936″ at 8 p.m. Tuesday,  March 8 at Campbell Hall. Get ready for an evening of glittering musical time travel. Equal parts bedazzled shaman, searing social critic and radical angel, Taylor Mac is a critical darling of the New...
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José González and yMusic to perform at UCSB on March 10

José González and yMusic to perform at UCSB on March 10

SANTA BARBARA — José González and yMusic to perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at UCSB Campbell Hall. José González is a testament to the irrefutable power of one man and a guitar. His classically-inspired playing draws comparisons to Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Elliott Smith. He is a masterfully eloquent interpreter...
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Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas to present ‘Locuras en Wichita’ on March 11 and 12 at Oxnard College

Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas to present ‘Locuras en Wichita’ on March 11 and 12 at Oxnard College

OXNARD — The 2016 season begins when Teatro de las Américas and Oxnard College present Lina Gallegos’s comedy, WILD IN WICHITA, directed by Denise Blasor. Don’t miss this charming play. An elegant Puerto Rican woman and an irreverent Mexican man fall in love when they meet at an assisted living center in Wichita, Kansas. Despite their children’s disapproval and fueled by...
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Ventura College to Host Open House Extravaganza Open to the Community on March 12

Ventura College to Host Open House Extravaganza Open to the Community on March 12

Event features department presentations, financial aid application workshops, free lunch, and more VENTURA —Ventura College will hold an open house available to all those interested in learning more about the college and its programs and services, as well as those who would like assistance in applying for admission and financial aid. The Ventura College Extravaganza will be...
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Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will present a free community concert at the Oceanview Pavilion’s Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach on March 12

Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will present a free community concert at the Oceanview Pavilion’s Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach on March 12

PORT HUENEME — The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will present a free concert in Oceanview Pavilion’s Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach located at 575 E. Surfside Drive Port Hueneme, CA Saturday March 12. The concert will have two performances 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The international acclaimed 19-member Jazz...
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Art Exhibition, with reception on Feb. 10, to Benefit Hospice Nonprofit

Art Exhibition, with reception on Feb. 10, to Benefit Hospice Nonprofit

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara welcomes local artist Jim Hill, who will display his art at the Leigh Block Gallery located within Hospice of Santa Barbara — 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite #100, Santa Barbara – beginning February 10. The artwork in Hill’s exhibit was created within the last 6 years. Hill...
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CSU Channel Islands professor helps create ‘Latinos and Baseball’ exhibit at the Smithsonian

CSU Channel Islands professor helps create ‘Latinos and Baseball’ exhibit at the Smithsonian

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) Professor of Chicana/o Studies Jose Alamillo, Ph.D., helped launch an exhibit for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History called “Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues.” Alamillo and other scholars from across the U.S. met with representatives at the Smithsonian in October. At the beginning of...
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UCSB to present ‘Juan Felipe Herrera — An Evening with the 2015-16 United States Poet Laureate’ on Feb. 1

UCSB to present ‘Juan Felipe Herrera — An Evening with the 2015-16 United States Poet Laureate’ on Feb. 1

SANTA BARBARA — UCSB Arts & Lectures will present ‘Juan Felipe Herrera  An Evening with the 2015-16 United States Poet Laureate’ at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino to hold this distinction. His work is infused by his Mexican heritage, California landscapes...
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Local NAMI Chapter Offering ‘Family-to-Family’ Educational Course for Family Members of Adults Living with Mental Illness

Local NAMI Chapter Offering ‘Family-to-Family’ Educational Course for Family Members of Adults Living with Mental Illness

SANTA BARBARA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Santa Barbara County is inviting family members of adults living with serious mental health conditions to register for its upcoming “Family-to-Family” education program. The free, 12-session course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved ones who are living with...
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Ventura College named one of top 150 in the nation

Ventura College named one of top 150 in the nation

VENTURA — Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees, along with Chancellor Bernard Luskin congratulate Ventura College President Greg Gillespie. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program this week named Ventura College one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars...
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Boys & Girls Club members proudly display National Fine Arts pieces at Carnegie Art Museum Feb. 5-7

Boys & Girls Club members proudly display National Fine Arts pieces at Carnegie Art Museum Feb. 5-7

OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme invites the community to its annual National Fine Arts Exhibit Feb. 5-7 at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard. The private Club reception and award ceremony will be from 4–7 p.m. on Feb. 4. More than 60 pieces...
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Las Contemporaneas of the Museum of Ventura County to present ‘Luminarias’ film screening fundraiser on Feb. 6

Las Contemporaneas of the Museum of Ventura County to present ‘Luminarias’ film screening fundraiser on Feb. 6

VENTURA —  Las Contemporaneas of the Museum of Ventura County will present the film screening of “Luminarias,” a fundraiser to support the second annual Latina Film Festival, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. The Latina Film Festival will be held March 12 and 13, at the Museum...
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Reserve tickets for ‘El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera’ return performance at Oxnard College on Feb. 6

Reserve tickets for ‘El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera’ return performance at Oxnard College on Feb. 6

OXNARD — Back by popular demand!! “El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera,” will return at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. El Bracero is a dynamic one-act “Mariachi Opera” which fuses mariachi music, ballet folklorico, and powerful “opera” style set pieces. Reserved tickets...
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