City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Aug. 2

July 25, 2017
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DEPARTMENT NEWS

2017 FALL / WINTER REC GUIDE

The 2017 Fall/Winter Issue of our Recreation Guide will be available soon. This guide covers programming from September 2017 through January 2018. A digital version is currently available online at our website [click here]. Print copies of the guide will be available in early August. Please check our social feeds or call our office (805-385-7995) to see when they will be in stock.

 
 
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

CAM BOOK CLUB

The Carnegie Art Museum Book Club meets monthly to discuss books that are related to the current exhibition. This month’s book is ?Swing Time,? by Zadie Smith. The club will meet Thursday, August 17, at 6pm. Fee is $5; free for Carnegie members. Click here for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHALLENGER FLAG FOOTBALL

Our popular Challenger Flag Football program is now taking registrations! This program is specially designed for physically challenged and special needs participants. Each week, players will learn the fundamentals of the sport while preparing for their end-of-season Super Bowl in November. Sign up here!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONNECTIONS COMPUTER TUTORING FOR SENIORS

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the South Oxnard Senior Center (200 East Bard Road) is hosting Connections: Free Computer and Technology Tutoring at 11:00am. Take the opportunity to learn more about your cell phone, computer or tablet with one-on-one tutoring. For more information, please call (805) 425-7881.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY AT THE PARK

Special Populations is hosting an afternoon of group & individual activities, arts & crafts, and board games. This month’s event will take place on Saturday, August 19, from 11am to 2pm. Our Jolly Jump and City Corps Train will also be present at this event so don’t miss out! Click here for more information!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LIBRARY SPECIAL EVENTS

Our local libraries will be hosting several fun family events this month!

Aug 7 at 1pm – Amazing Wooden Toymaker (Main Branch):Master toy maker Mr. Gene West will demonstrate some of his unique creations. Kids of all ages will have an opportunity to try out the ingenious wooden toys and decorate their own. For more information, call (805) 385-7535.

Aug 2 at 3pm – Build a Story with Annie Bananie (South Oxnard Branch): Building a story is easy and fun if you have the right tools. Using Annie Bananie’s Balloon Story Designer, we’ll build a hilarious story, right there during the show! As always, the finale is The Giant Balloon! For more information, call (805) 385-8129.

Aug 3 at 3:30pm – Movie Matinee: Lego Batman (Colonia Branch): Our Summer Reading events conclude with the hilarious adventures of Lego Batman! For more information, call (805) 385-8108.

Aug 9 at 3pm – Movie Matinee: Lego Batman (South Oxnard Branch): Our Summer Reading events conclude with the hilarious adventures of Lego Batman! For more information, call (805) 385-8129.

PAL COMMUNITY CINEMA

Join us as we sit back and enjoy some of the best family films at your local parks! Our August lineup is listed below. All films start at dusk, and are subject to change without notice. Screenings are not held in bad weather. For more information, please call (805) 385-8230.

August 4: Sing, at Southwinds Park, 455 Clara Street

August 11: Moana, at Colonia Park, 170 N. Juanita Drive

August 18: Angry Birds, at Seaview Park, Offshore & Pilot Streets

August 26: Finding Dory, at College Estates Park, 1400 Gary Drive

MEET UP CLEAN UP AT COLLEGE PARK

Help us keep Oxnard beautiful by coming out to one of our park clean ups! This month, we will meet at College Park. The event will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 8:00 am. Click here for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RECREATION CLASSES

We have a lot of great recreation classes starting this month including: Pre-k recreational classes, youth and adult dance classes, and youth sport classes! For a complete list of our current offerings, head over to our registration site! Browse Classes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR

Help students succeed in school and discuss legislative issues that affect the community! On August 12 at 10 am at the Oxnard PAL Gym, there will be representatives from K-12, higher education, apprenticeship programs, health services, after-school recreation programs, referral sources, vocational programs, and trade schools. Contact PAL at (805) 385-8230 for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SENIOR EXCURSION TO HOLLYWOOD

Come walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame and tour the famous Wax Museum and Guinness World Records building! This senior excursion is on Friday, August 25 and will depart from the Wilson Center at 8:00am. Registration is required (deadline is August 4) and the fee is $30. For more information, please call (805) 385-8019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOLUBLE POWER – SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM

June 11- August 20th 
Contemporary approaches in SoCal Art using the medium of watercolor. Featuring watercolors by Gary Brewer, Gail Faulkner, Joanne Julian, Mona Neuhaus, Paul Pitsker, and Doug Shoemaker. Click here for more information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ST JOHN’S WELLNESS CLINIC

The Palm Vista Senior Center (801 South C Street) is hosting a St. John’s Wellness Clinic on August 28, 2017 at 9:00am. Anyone 55 years of age or older can receive free checkups for blood pressure and glucose levels along with flu vaccinations. For more information, call (805) 385-8019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

YOUTH EDUCATION CLASSES AT CARNEGIE

The Carnegie Art Museum hosts an ever-changing series of art classes for kids! Here is a look at what’s coming up this month! Class reservations and pre-payments are required. For more information, call (805) 385-8171 or email education@carnegieam.org.

Art Lab – August 3, from 1 to 2:30 pm
For kids age 5 and up, Art Lab classes  are designed for kids and their grownups to share the joy of learning and making art together.  Classes include storytelling, observation activities, and art making. Class fee is $5.

Building Blocks of Art & Advanced Building Blocks – August 5, 12, 19
These art exploration classes help kids explore the tools artists use to build works of art from line to texture and everything in between!

For kids ages 7-11: 10:30 am to noon
Class fee is $10 per single class or $24 ($19 for members) per 3 class session.

For youth ages 11-17: 2 to 4 pm
Class fee is $12 per single class or $30 ($25 for members) per 3 class session.

Porfirio Gutierrez Weaving Classes – August 8 & 9 from 6 to 8 pm
This FREE class will focus on learning about the Zapotec weaving history, design elements and weaving process.

The City of Oxnard
CULTURAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Recreation & Community Services 
Carnegie Art Museum
Oxnard Public Library
Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center

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