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805-658-4726
SPRING
Jan-May 2017
Judges’ picks
See page 25 for photo contest information
Recreation Programs
City Events & Services
Arts Classes
Bus & Walking Tours
Senior Services
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
What’s
INSIDE
Events are free unless noted with a $
2016 PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES
COVER PHOTO CREDIT:
Top: Christopher Meugniot, Ventura Overhead
Bottom left: Linda King, Life is Beautiful
Bottom middle left: Ron Brubaker, Sidewalk Cafe
Bottom middle right: Tom Robinson, VYBA game3
Bottom right: Tammy Sims, Ventura Harbor
MARCH
FEBRUARY
JANUARY
APRIL
9 4th of July Street Fair vendor applications accepted
cityofventura.net/streetfairs $
14 Water Take 1 deadline to vote for Audience Choice Awards • see back cover
21 HHW household hazardous waste collection event • see pg34
26 Ventura Corporate Games company coordinators meet • see pg 15
27 Adult Sports Leagues early bird registration deadline $ • see pg 14
3 Adult Sports Leagues late fee registration deadline $ • see pg 14
4 Tennis clinic for kids & adults • see pg 9
7 Tax preparation assistance begins Tu/Th to 4/13 • see pg 20
10 Registration deadline for Ventura Corporate Games $ • see pg 15
14 East/Westside Cafés celebrate Valentine’s Day $ • see pg 33
18 HHW household hazardous waste collection event • see pg 34
25 Festival of (Student) Talent at Ventura High 7 pm vep4vusd.org $ • see pg 22
17 Lifeguard tryouts (also 3/18-19 & 3/24-26) • see pg 4
East/Westside Cafés celebrate St. Patrick’s Day $ • see pg 33
18 Ventura Aquatic Center Saturday spring swim lessons begin $ • see pg 5
HHW household hazardous waste collection event • see pg 34
22 Deadline for Green School Award applications • see pg 17
24 4th of July Street Fair vendor applications deadline cityofventura.net/streetfairs $
Land & Sea Food Truck Feast at Marina Park Sailing Center • see pg 10
25 Ventura Corporate Games opening ceremonies • see pg 15
Olivas Adobe Book Sale (also 3/26) • See pg 32
3 Early summer camp registration begins $ • cityofventura.net/recreation
3-7 VUSD spring break camps ages 5-14 M-F: see Aquatics, Sailing, Specialty LEGO® & Dance pgs
4 Art Tales writing contest deadline • see pg 28
15 HHW household hazardous waste collection event • see pg 34
17 Ventura Aquatic Center weekday spring swim lessons begin $ • see pg 5
22 Earthday ecofest 10 am-5 pm Seaside Promenade Park venturaearthday.org • see pg 35
Earth Day Beach Cleanup 9-11 am • see pg 18
23 Olivas Adobe Owl Festival • see pg 32
CITY EVENTS & SERVICES
1 From the City Manager
Community Council Meetings
2 Future & Completed City Projects
RECREATION
4 Aquatics
9 Tennis
10 Sail, Kayak & Paddleboard
12 Youth Sports
14 Adult Sports & Golf
16 Fitness for All
20 Specialty
THE ARTS
23 Music, Theatre & Creative Writing
24 Visual Arts
26 Dance
BUS & WALKING TOURS
29 Culture, History & Cuisine
SENIOR SERVICES
33 At Many Sites
VENTURA WATER
Back page
Para español: 658-4726 • L-V 8 am-5 pm
páginas: www.cityofventura.net/recreation
Register Now!
LEGEND:
BVC=Barranca Vista Center 7050 Ralston St
BVP=Barranca Vista Park 7050 Ralston St
BFC=Bible Fellowship Church 6950 Ralston St
SSR=Silvercrest Senior Residence 750 Petit Ave
VAAC=Ventura Adult Avenue Center
550 N Ventura Ave
Westpark Center=450 W Harrison Ave
=Volunteer Ventura! event
Photo: Joshua Duarte
A message from the
City Manager
City Of Ventura
COMMUNITY COUNCILS
MEETINGS & LOCATIONS
COLLEGE AREA
4th Wednesdays, 7 pm
Wright Event Center, 57 Day Rd.
mike@tokozo.com or microbob@sbcglobal.net
DOWNTOWN
VENTURA PARTNERS
4th Wednesdays, 8:30 am
420 E. Santa Clara Street
www.downtownventura.org
EAST VENTURA
3rd Thursdays, 7 pm
First Assembly of God, 346 N Kimball Rd
www.eastventura.blogspot.com
MIDTOWN
2nd Thursdays, 7 pm
Grace Church, 65 S McMillian Ave
www.midtownventura.org
MONTALVO
For meetings contact 947-9010
or montalvocomcouncil@gmail.com
PIERPONT
3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm
Marriott, 2055 E Harbor Blvd
www.pierpontcouncil.org
VENTURA HARBOR
4th Thursdays, 7 pm
Ventura Port District
1603 Anchor Way Dr
lynnmikelatos@gmail.com
WESTSIDE
1st Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Ave
www.wccventura.org
VENTURA CITY COUNCIL
Three Mondays/month, 6 pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Poli St
www.cityofventura.net/meetings/council
Ventura City Council: 654-7827
Erik Nasarenko, Mayor
Neal Andrews, Deputy Mayor
Cheryl Heitmann, Councilmember
Matt LaVere, Councilmember
James Monahan, Councilmember
Mike Tracy, Councilmember
Christy Weir, Councilmember
PRCP Commissions: 658-4740
• Cultural Affairs alt 4th Th 5:30 pm
• Library Advisory alt 4th Tu 5:30 pm
• Parks & Recreation 3rd Wed 5 pm
• Public Art 2nd Tu 5:30 pm
Grafti Removal: 654-7805
Police (Non-Emergency): 339-4400
Potholes/ Street Maintenance: 652-4590
Election Day was a dening moment for Ventura. Voters
went to the polls and approved Measure O--a ½ cent sales tax
increase for 25 years--that will provide approximately $10.8 M
annually for vital services.
By passing Measure O, voters sent a clear message that they
want to invest in the future of our city. This new stable source
of locally-controlled funding will help us to do just that.
Working with businesses and residents we will continue the
work we have always found rewarding and look forward to
serving the community at a higher level.
Now that voters have approved Measure O, the rst task is to
prepare for the Citizens’ Oversight Committee that will ensure
all funds are properly spent. We are conducting a community
recruitment effort to select qualied candidates willing to serve
the community and advise the City Council.
We are thankful for the condence you have placed in us and
the City services we provide.
A beautiful beach community like Ventura comes with many
unique challenges and opportunities. Together we will face those
challenges and make Ventura even better. As we welcome the
New Year, I see a bright future ahead for our city.
Mark D. Watkins
1
VC
ALERT
VC
ALERT
Kaiser Permanente Medical Ofces @ Market St & Valentine Rd
This project will include a 3-story medical ofce campus and an urgent care facility.
It is expected to earn a LEED® Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design Gold certication.
Community Memorial Hospital @ Loma Vista Rd
The new hospital building and reuse of the existing hospital
will include 230 new beds, hospital support services, medical
ofce reuse, street extensions and a public plaza.
Volkswagen Dealership
@ Perkin Ave & King Dr
The relocation of the Volkswagen Dealership from
Main Street will expand the Ventura Auto Center.
If we can’t REACH
you... we can’t
ALERT you.
Residents may register to receive emergency alerts and other essential information quickly
from re, police and other emergency response agencies when there is a threat to their
health or safety from severe weather, res, evacuations and local emergencies.
Enroll now at www.readyventuracounty.org to receive emergency
alerts–you may specify home, cell or business phones; voice,
email or text messages; and landline, smart or hearing
impaired receiving devices.
What’s NEW in Your City
Projects under
Construction
Growing our Economy. Strengthening our Community.
2
ALERT
Green Street @ Hartman Dr
Bio-retention cells collect, store and ltrate stormwater
runoff from the street to protect our waterways and beaches
from pollution and recharge our groundwater.
101 Pedestrian Bridge
New lighting, decorative railings and sidewalk treatments connect
our Historic Downtown and the Pacic Ocean and create a safer
environment for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
Main @ Brent St Sewer Line
A new, more reliable and greater capacity sewer line replaces aging
undersized pipelines to meet the needs of our residents, business
community and the adjacent Wellness District.
Golf Course Water Well 7
This replacement well provides water supply
backup for the existing two wells.
Hall Canyon Water Storage Tank
A seismically sturdy tank replaces an old one and provides better water storage for peak
use and for supporting reghting needs.
Demolition/Removal of the Montalvo Wastewater Plant
Taking the old waste plant out of service eliminates the
potential for sewer spills into the Santa Clara River.
Ondulando Waterlines
Replacement of the 1960s waterlines provides better service connections for residents,
eliminates potential for future leaks and includes installation of new re hydrants.
Marina Park Restrooms
The new public restroom building at Marina Park
replaces the 39-year old building and is in compliance
with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Improving our Infrastructure
Recently Completed or under Construction
Capital Improvement Projects
3
RECREATION
A 10% non-resident fee applies to all
splash passes & classes.
A $5 fee will be charged to replace
lost cards.
SINGLE ENTRY FEES
For Open Swim, Lap Swim &
Water Polo Scrimmage:
2 & Under FREE
Ages 3-61 $5
Ages 62+ $3
SPLASH PASSES
For Open Swim, Lap Swim &
Water Polo Scrimmage:
10 entries:
Ages 3-61 - $40 Ages 62+ - $25
25 entries:
Ages 3-61 - $80 Ages 62+ - $50
LAP SWIM PASS
(Not valid for Open Swim hours)
16 years+
$40/one month, $105/three months
$375/one year (no extensions for closures)
WATER EXERCISE
5 visits - $30 10 visits - $50
20 visits - $90 drop-in - $7
Schedule subject to change without notice.See next pages for class descriptions.
RECREATION AREA
25 meter pool, activity pool & waterslides
Programs Days Times Dates
Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30 pm 1/2-6/16
Open Swim Sa/Su 12-3:30 pm 4/1-6/10
Spring Break M-F 12-3 pm 4/3-4/7
Shallow Water Exercise M-F 9-10 am 1/2-6/16
Tu/Th 6:30-7:30 pm 1/3-6/15
Sa 8:30-9:30 am 1/7-6/10
COMPETITION POOL
50 meter pool with two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boards
Programs Days Times Dates
Lap Swim M-F 7:15 am-1:30 pm 1/2-6/16
M-F 5-8:30 pm 1/2-6/16
Sa 11:30 am-3:30 pm 1/7-4/15
Sa 9 am-3:30 pm 4/22-6/10
Su 9 am-1 pm 1/8-4/23
Su 9 am-3:30 pm 4/23-5/28
Open Dive Sa 12-3:30 pm 4/1-6/9
Deep Water Exercise Su 9-10 am 1/8-5/28
Tu/Th 12-1 pm 4/3-6/14
Water Polo Sa 11:30 am-2 pm 1/7-4/15
Sa 9:30-11:30 am 4/22-6/10
Su 9:30-11:30 am 1/8-5/28
POOL CLOSURES & HOLIDAY HOURS
February 10 ............................................................Competition Pool opens at 5 pm
March 3....................................................................Competition Pool opens at 5 pm
March 21, 22 & 23 .................................................Competition Pool closed 1-6 pm
April 16 ..................................................................... Facility closed for Easter holiday
April 29 & 30 ................................................................. Facility closed for swim meet
June 4 & 11 ................................................................. Facility closed for staff training
May 29 Holiday Hours (Memorial Day) .................................Lap Swim 9 am-3 pm
.................................................................................................. Open Swim 11 am-3 pm
January-June 2017
901 S. Kimball Rd. • 805.654.7511
www.cityofventura.net/aquatics
Fridays March 17 & 24, 6-7 pm
Saturdays March 18 & 25, 10-11:30 am
Sundays March 19 & 26, 9-10 am
No other tryout dates will be held.
www.cityofventura.net/aquatics
LIFEGUARD TRYOUTS
Aquatics
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
REFUND POLICY: A $10 service fee applies for all requested refunds. Cancellations received
5 days prior to the rst class qualify for refunds; but failure to attend a program or “no
shows” for any reason including vacations or illness will not be granted a refund or makeup.
NON-RESIDENT FEE: A 10% surcharge is applied to each registered activity for customers
who live outside Ventura city limits.
TO REGISTER
1) Determine child’s level (P&C, Pre, 1, 2, 3, 4) from class descriptions
2) Select session dates and time from chart
3) Find 4-digit activity code
4) Register at www.cityofventura.net/register, mail form at back or
call 658-4726 M-F 8 am-5 pm
GROUP SWIM LESSON SCHEDULES
Learning to swim
is a lifesaving skill!
SWIM LESSON-LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
Determining the correct level for your child prior to registering is crucial as it is
not always possible to transfer incorrectly placed children from one level to an-
other once the class begins. Read these descriptions carefully or call 805.654.7511
for help selecting what level is right for your child.
Parent & Child (P&C) *6 months-4 years
Parents receive guided instruction to help their child become comfortable in the
water through song and play, introducing them to bubble-blowing, arm and leg
action and holds for front and back oats along with safety information. This is not
a learn-to-swim class; rather, it is intended to get children acclimated to the water.
*We recommend 1-4 years.
Preschool (Pre) 3-4.5 years
We recommend at least one session of P&C rst. Class introduces children to
the water without a parent to blow bubbles, hold breath, kick, oat, perform arm
strokes and possibly go under water, assisted by instructor. Class emphasizes water
adjustment, safety and fun.
Level 1 3.5-5 years
For children with little or no experience with swim lessons, this class focuses on
water adjustment, blowing bubbles, submersion, assisted oating, gliding and arm/
leg action.
Level 2 4-6 years
For children with no fear of the water who can swim a short distance indepen-
dently (under water or doggy paddle). Class focuses on oating and gliding on
back/front unassisted, breathing, freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke.
Level 3 5-8 years
Child must be able to swim freestyle at least 10 yards unassisted and be comfort-
able in deep water to enroll. Class focuses on coordinating freestyle and elemen-
tary backstroke, proper breathing, swimming distances of up to 15 yards, and
beginning diving skills.
Level 4 7 years +
Child must be able to swim freestyle 20 yards without stopping and be comfort-
able in deep water to enroll. Class introduces breaststroke, backstroke and but-
tery, renes freestyle and elementary backstroke technique, works on diving skills
and increases swimming endurance.
Adaptive Swim Lessons 4-12 years
We support inclusion: participants are welcome to sign up for any lessons offered.
Adaptive lessons adjust student/teacher ratio to work with participants with spe-
cial needs at their specic ability level and age on personal goals. Please advise us
of special needs two weeks prior to the start of class at 805.654.7512.
For more advanced swimmers, see Competitive Stroke Instruction, Swim Team Prep
and Youth Swim Conditioning classes.
M/W/F $48-6 lessons/*$40-5 lessons
DATE 4/17-4/28 5/1-5/12 5/15-5/26 *5/31-6/9
LEVEL
*no class 5/29
TIME: 4:30-5:05 pm
Pre 7573 7574 7575 7576
1 7606 7607 7608 7609
2 7803 7804 7805 7806
3 7918 7919 7920 7921
TIME: 5:10-5:45 pm
P&C 7595 7596 7597 7598
Pre 7577 7578 7579 7580
1 7610 7611 7612 7613
2 7807 7808 7809 7810
3 7922 7923 7924 7925
TIME: 5:50-6:25 pm
1 7614 7615 7616 7617
2 7811 7812 7813 7814
3 7926 7927 7928 7929
4 7948 7949 7950 7951
Tu/Th $32-4 lessons
DATE 4/18-4/27 5/2-5/11 5/16-5/25 5/30-6/8
LEVEL
TIME: 4:30-5:05 pm
Pre 7581 7582 7583 7584
1 7618 7619 7620 7621
2 7815 7816 7817 7818
3 7930 7931 7932 7933
TIME: 5:10-5:45 pm
P&C 7599 7600 7601 7602
Pre 7585 7586 7587 7588
1 7622 7623 7624 7625
2 7819 7820 7821 7822
3 7934 7935 7936 7937
TIME: 5:50-6:25 pm
1 7626 7627 7628 7629
2 7823 7824 7825 7826
3 7938 7939 7940 7941
4 7952 7953 7954 7955
SATURDAY $32-4 lessons
DATE 3/18-4/8 *4/15-5/13 5/20-6/10
LEVEL
*no class 4/29
TIME: 9:50-10:25 am
Pre 7589 7590 7591
1 7630 7631 7632
2 7827 7828 7829
3 7942 7943 7944
TIME: 10:30-11:05 am
P&C 7603 7604 7605
1 7633 7634 7635
2 7830 7831 7832
4 7956 7957 7958
TIME: 11:10-11:45 am
Pre 7592 7593 7594
1 7636 7637 7638
2 7833 7834 7835
3 7945 7946 7947
Toddler Time Class
6 months-5 years with adult $32
Get your little one adjusted to the water
in this safe, fun environment: a 30-min-
ute Parent & Child swim lesson in the
Recreation Pool is followed by 30 minutes
of free play in the Activity Pool. One adult
per child is required. Children not potty-
trained must wear swim diapers. *No
class 4/30.
7758 Su 10-11 am 3/19-4/9
7759 Su 10-11 am *4/23-5/21
Private Swim Lessons
3 years-adult $100
Certied instructors work one-on-one
with you or your child towards specic
swimming goals geared towards individual
ability level and age. *No class 4/30.
7761 Su 9:15-9:45 am 3/19-4/9
7762 Su 9:50-10:20 am 3/19-4/9
7763 Su 10:25-10:55 am 3/19-4/9
7765 Su 9:15-9:45 am *4/23-5/21
7766 Su 9:50-10:20 am *4/23-5/21
7767 Su 10:25-10:55 am *4/23-5/21
Adaptive Swim Lessons
4-12 years $40
We support inclusion: participants are
welcome to sign up for any lessons of-
fered. Adaptive lessons adjust student/
teacher ratio to work with special
needs. Please advise us of special needs
two weeks prior to the start of class at
805.654.7514. *No class 4/30.
7770 Su 11-11:45 am 3/19-4/9
7771 Su 11-11:45 am *4/23-5/21
Diving 101
6-11 years $30
The joy of diving often comes after hours
of frustration and trial and error for kids.
This class breaks down the steps of learn-
ing how to perform a shallow entry dive
from the pool deck. This is not a spring-
board diving class. Learn how to properly
dive off a dive block depending on skill
level. Participants should be comfortable
in deep water and able to swim 15 yards
safely; completion of level 2 skills or higher.
*No class 4/29.
7772 Sa 11:50 am-12:20 pm 3/18-4/8
7774 Sa 11:50 am-12:20 pm *4/15-5/13
7775 Sa 11:50 am-12:20 pm 5/20-6/10
Intro to Kayaking &
Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUPs)
7-11 years $35
Kids will explore these two ocean sports
at the Ventura Aquatic Center in a safe,
non-intimidating environment with gear
just their size. We use Youth Kayaks and 8’
SUPs for students to experience and get
comfortable with the equipment before
venturing out on open water where learn-
ing these sports can be more challenging
due to ocean currents, cold water and
wind. Must be able to swim 10 yards com-
fortably in deep water. *No class 4/29.
7777 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm 3/18-4/8
7779 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm *4/15-5/13
7780 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm 5/20-6/10
Junior Water Polo
6-11 years $32
Designed to introduce the sport of water
polo to kids in a fun, non-competitive
environment, this class provides basic
skills and understanding of the sport in a
recreational format. Although water polo
is known for its toughness and endurance,
this class will focus on all the fun and dy-
namic aspects of the game in a safe easy
to learn aquatic experience that will moti-
vate kids to swim and stay t. Participants
must have basic swimming abilities. Class is
taught in shallow water. *No class 4/30.
7781 Su 11 am-12 pm 3/19-4/9
7783 Su 11 am-12 pm *4/23-5/21
SPRING BREAK CAMPS
Jr. Water Polo Skills
6-11 years $40
This camp introduces the sport of water
polo to kids in a fun, non-competitive
environment, providing basic skills and
understanding of the sport in a recre-
ational format. Participants must have
basic swimming abilities. Class is taught in
shallow water.
7784 M-Th 10-11:30 am 4/3-4/6
Spring Break-Pirates & Mermaids
8-14 years $70
Ahoy, mateys & mermaids! Splish splash
galore, come explore the bottom blue
at Ventura Aquatic Center for an adven-
turous week of crafts, games, swim skill
development, recreational swimming and
more! Participants must be able to swim
50 yards (2 lengths) comfortably. Bring a
sack lunch, water and sunscreen.
7787 M-Th 10 am-1:30 pm 4/3-4/6
Competitive Stroke Instruction
8-15 years $48/*$40
Learn stroke technique in freestyle,
breaststroke, backstroke and buttery as
well as competitive starts, turns and n-
ishes. Participants should be comfortable
in deep water and able to swim 50 yards
(2 lengths) comfortably. *No class 5/29.
7790 M/W/F 5:50-6:25 pm 4/17-4/28
7791 M/W/F 5:50-6:25 pm 5/1-5/12
7792 M/W/F 5:50-6:25 pm 5/15-5/26
7793 M/W/F 5:50-6:25 pm *5/31-6/9
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
Trio Sampler:
Diving, Synchro & Water Polo
8-15 years $25
These clinics will introduce your child
to springboard diving, water polo and
synchronized swimming in a safe, fun, non-
competitive environment. Kids will learn
the basics of each sport while having the
opportunity to see which sport they like
best. We will be offering a summer novice
team program so if your child chooses to
participate this summer, they will come to
the rst day of practice with condence
and security knowing what they will be
doing. Participants should be comfortable
in deep water and able to swim 50 yards
(2 lengths) comfortably.
7795 Sa 11:30 am-2 pm 5/20
7796 Sa 11:30 am-2 pm 6/3
Swim Team Prep--Minnows
6.5-10 years $32/*$28
Learn and rene the four competitive
strokes and be introduced to competitive
swim workouts and turns while develop-
ing endurance and tness. Child must be
able to swim 25 yards of freestyle com-
fortably without stopping. *No class 5/29.
7802 M/W 4-4:30 pm 1/9-2/1
7836 M/W 4-4:30 pm 2/6-3/1
7838 M/W 4-4:30 pm 3/6-3/29
7839 M/W 4-4:30 pm 4/10-5/3
7841 M/W 4-4:30 pm *5/8-5/31
Swim Team Prep--Sharks
8-17 years $40/*$35
Learn the four competitive strokes, starts,
turns and nishes while developing endur-
ance and speed. Must be able to swim 50
yards comfortably.*No class 5/29.
7844 M/W 4:30-5:30 pm 1/9-2/1
7846 M/W 4:30-5:30 pm 2/6-3/1
7848 M/W 4:30-5:30 pm 3/6-3/29
7854 M/W 4:30-5:30 pm 4/10-5/3
7855 M/W 4:30-5:30 pm *5/8-5/31
Youth Swim Conditioning
8-17 years $40
This advanced swim workout focuses
on swim sets, interval training along with
stroke renement. Must be able to swim
200 yards comfortably and know the 4
competitive strokes. Recommended: take
Swim Team Prep prior. If you want a 4 day
workout, sign up for Swim Team Prep in
conjunction and receive 50% off same ses-
sion signup.
7856 Tu/Th 4:30-5:30 pm 1/10-2/2
7857 Tu/Th 4:30-5:30 pm 2/7-3/2
7858 Tu/Th 4:30-5:30 pm 3/7-3/30
7859 Tu/Th 4:30-5:30 pm 4/11-5/4
7860 Tu/Th 4:30-5:30 pm 5/9-6/1
Diving
8 years-adult $35
Learn fundamentals of springboard div-
ing off our 1-meter and 3-meter boards.
Beginners learn basic springboard diving
techniques while intermediate divers
rene their skills. Must be able to swim 25
yards comfortably and tread water for 3
minutes. *No class 4/30.
7861 Su 12:15-1:15 pm 3/19-4/9
7862 Su 12:15-1:15 pm *4/23-5/21
Synchronized Swimming
8 years-adult $32
This creative sport uses sculling, breast-
stroke, front and back crawl, elementary
backstroke and sidestroke to perform
synchronized choreography to music.
Must be able to swim 25 yards, oat on
back and tread water for 3 minutes. *No
class 4/30.
7863 Su 12:15-1:15 pm 3/19-4/9
7864 Su 12:15-1:15 pm *4/23-5/21
Tri-It! Swim, Bike, Run
9 years-adult $40
A basic introduction to the triathlon and
no experience needed! Must bring bike,
helmet, running shoes, swim gear to every
class and must be able to swim 4 laps
comfortably. Great class for parents and
kids to do together! A mock mini triathlon
will be held on the nal class session. *No
class 4/29.
7865 Sa 9-10:30 am *4/15-5/13
7866 Sa 9-10:30 am 5/20-6/10
Shallow Water Exercise
13 years-adult $7/visit or Splash Pass
Fun and effective workout for all age
groups in chest-deep water targets every
muscle in the body while raising your
heart rate to decrease body fat. Move
against the water’s natural resistance to
tone and build muscle, improve bal-
ance and posture, increase exibility and
strengthen the core. No swimming skills
required. All tness and ability levels wel-
come. Pool temperature is 82-84 degrees.
See pool schedule for days, times, and
fees. Purchase Water Exercise Splash Pass
on site; not available online.
Deep Water Exercise
13 years-adult $7/visit or
Water Exercise Splash Pass
Take the impact out of tness in a work-
out that targets every muscle in the body.
While wearing a otation belt (available
to use on site) in 7 foot-deep water, you
move against the water’s natural resis-
tance to build muscle, improve balance,
increase exibility and strengthen the
core, all while raising your heart rate and
reducing body fat. This effective form of
cross training helps to prevent and deal
with injuries. You should be comfortable
in deep water. Pool temperature is 78-79
degrees. See pool schedule for days, times,
and fees. Purchase Water Exercise Splash
Pass on site; not available online.
7
Adult Swim
13 years-adult $32
Beginner to advanced swimmers will
work on personal goals and get pointers
on all aspects of stroke technique. Receive
individualized instruction on your specic
area of interest while working at your
own rate and ability level. *No class 3/27
or 5/1.
7867 Su 9-9:45 am *3/19-4/9
7868 Su 9-9:45 am *4/23-5/21
Lap Swim
16 years-adult $5/visit or Splash Pass
Add variety to your workouts and swim
your way to a healthier lifestyle! See pool
schedule for days, times and fees. One-
Day Adult Stroke Clinics 16 years-adult
$10 A swim Instructor will evaluate your
current strokes and provide instruc-
tion on how to improve your technique
through drills, demonstrations and prac-
tice. Class will be tailored to individual
needs.
One-Day Adult Stroke Clinics
16 years-adult $15
A swim Instructor will evaluate your cur-
rent strokes and provide instruction on
how to improve your technique through
drills, demonstrations and practice. Class
will be tailored to individual needs.
7869 Su 10-11 am 4/9
7870 Su 10-11 am 5/21
Water Polo Scrimmage
15 years-adult $5/visit or Splash Pass
This is not a refereed game or a class.
Participants should know the rules and
how to play. Game ball and caps provided.
See schedule for dates, times and fees.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
SAFETY COURSES
Lifeguard Training
15 years-adult $325
Certications include: First Aid, CPR for
the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard
Training. Prerequisites: 15 years of age by
rst class day; 500-yard continuous swim;
20 yard swim with 10-lb brick retrieval
from bottom of pool. Certication is valid
for 2 years and is included upon successful
completion. Must attend all class dates.
8170 F 4-8:30 pm 5/26
Sa/Su/M 9 am-4:30 pm 5/27, 28 & 29
8171 W/F 4-8:30 pm 5/31, 6/2, 7 & 9
Sa 9 am-4 pm 6/3 & 6/10
Water Safety Instructor
16 years-adult $325
Completion of this course will certify you
to teach American Red Cross Learn-to-
Swim Lessons. Prerequisite: 16 years of
age by rst class day, 200-yard continuous
swim and demonstration of 4 competi-
tive strokes, sidestroke and elementary
backstroke. Must complete pre-course
work, attend all class dates and instruct 4
additional teach back hours.
8172 Tu/Th 4-8 pm 5/2-5/11
Sa/Su 9 am-1 pm 5/6, 7, 13 &14
8173 Tu/Th 4-8 pm 5/23-6/1
Sa/Su 9 am-1 pm 5/20, 21, 27 &28
Standard First Aid
13 years-adult $65
Class gives you the information and the
skills you need to help adults and children
during many emergency situations. Certi-
cation is valid for 2-years and is included
upon successful completion.
8174 Sa 9-12 pm 3/11
8175 Sa 9-12 pm 4/1
8176 Sa 9-12 pm 5/6
CPR-Adult & Pediatrics with AED
13 years-adult $95
Learn how to provide immediate care in
cardiac, breathing and rst aid emergen-
cies until advanced medical personnel
arrive. This course teaches CPR for adults,
children and infants along with Automated
External Debrillation. Certication is
valid for 2-years and is included upon suc-
cessful completion.
8178 Sa 12:30-4 pm 3/11
8177 W 9:30 am-1 pm 3/15
8180 Sa 12:30-4 pm 4/1
8179 W 9:30 am-1 pm 4/5
8182 Sa 12:30-4 pm 5/6
8181 W 9:30 am-1 pm 5/10
Hands-Only CPR
8 years-adult $10
The course teaches untrained bystand-
ers how to perform hands-only CPR. No
prerequisites to participate.
8183 F 3:30-4 pm 3/10
8184 F 3:30-4 pm 3/31
8185 F 3:30-4 pm 5/5
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer
& Health Care Provider
13 years-adult $95
For the professional rescuer and Health
Care Providers this course is designed for
the rescuer who has a duty to respond or
anyone with the desire for advanced CPR
knowledge. Content includes: recogniz-
ing and caring for breathing and cardiac
emergencies in an Adult, Child and Infant,
Two-Rescuer CPR, Airway Obstruction,
use of an AED and Resuscitation Mask
and Bag Mask. Certication is valid for
2-years and is included upon successful
completion.
8186 F 4-9 pm 3/10
8187 F 4-9 pm 3/31
8188 F 4-9 pm 5/5
8
Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/prcp
Camino Real Park
Tennis Center
Varsity & Dean Dr • 805.642.7652
A registered United State Professional
Tennis Association (USPTA)
Welcome Center
Register in advance—classes require
six students—bring one unopened
can of balls to rst class.
Camino Real Park Tennis Center
Varsity & Dean Dr.
TENNIS CLINIC FOR
KIDS & ADULTS
Saturday, February 4
1-2 pm • 4-16 years
2-3 pm • 17 years+
Give this great sport a try.
If you like it,
sign up for
upcoming
classes!
FREE
Photo: Al Beridon
Photo: Al Beridon
RECREATION
Quickstart Tennis
4-7 years $40
This fast and fun format is designed to
bring kids into the game the easy way by
using specialized equipment and shorter
court dimensions tailored to age and size.
Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi
7871 Tu 4-4:45 pm 2/7-2/28
7872 Tu 4-4:45 pm 3/14-4/4
7873 Tu 4-4:45 pm 4/18-5/9
Juanamaria Park with Jonathan Butz
7874 Sa 9:15-10 am 2/11-3/4
7875 Sa 9:15-10 am 3/18-4/8
7877 Sa 9:15-10 am 4/22-5/13
USA Level 1 Tennis
8 years-adult $55/$60*
Beginners and advanced beginners work
on backhand, forehand, serving and scor-
ing skills and how to play a match. **No
class 5/29.
8-12 years
Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi
7881 M 4-5:30 pm 2/27-3/20
7883 M 4-5:30 pm 4/3-4/24
7885 M 4-5:30 pm **5/8-6/5
8-12 years
Juanamaria Park with Jonathan Butz
7887 Sa 10-11:30 am 2/11-3/4
7888 Sa 10-11:30 am 3/18-4/8
7890 Sa 10-11:30 am 4/22-5/13
17 years-adult $60*
Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi
7891 Tu 6:30-8 pm 2/7-2/28
7892 Tu 6:30-8 pm 3/14-4/4
7894 Tu 6:30-8 pm 4/18-5/9
USA Level 1 and 2 Tennis
13-17 years $55
Beginners through mid-high intermediate
players work on all aspects of keeping
score, serving and playing matches with an
emphasis on live ball drills, a great class to
prepare for the high school season.
Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi
7896 Tu 5-6:30 pm 2/7-2/28
7898 Tu 5-6:30 pm 3/14-4/4
7899 Tu 5-6:30 pm 4/18-5/9
USA Level 2 Tennis
17 years-adult $60
For advanced beginner/intermediate play-
ers who already know how to keep score,
serve and play a match. Live ball drills, match
play and situational drills. *No class 5/29.
Camino Real Park with Scott Burton
7900 M 6:30-8 pm 2/27-3/20
7901 M 6:30-8 pm 4/3-4/24
7902 M 6:30-8 pm *5/8-6/5
Camino Real Park with Hossein Salehi
7903 W 6:30-8 pm 2/8-3/1
7904 W 6:30-8 pm 3/15-4/5
7905 W 6:30-8 pm 4/19-5/10
Semi-/Private Tennis Lessons
all ages $45-$400
Sharpen your skills in a full or half hour
lesson with private or semi-private instruc-
tion. You provide the partner for semi-
private lessons. Call 642-7652 to arrange.
7906 $45 Semi-private one hour per partner
7907 $45 Private half hour
7908 $65 Private one hour
7910 $280 Private one-hour package of 6
7911 $400 Private one-hour package of 10
Tennis
9
RECREATION
LEO ROBBINS
COMMUNITY SAILING
CENTER
Marina Park, 2950 Pierpont Blvd
Instructors and facility are
US Sailing and American Sailing
Association (ASA) certied.
Info: 805.643.3612 or
www.cityofventura.net/sailkayak
SPRING BREAK SAIL & KAYAK CAMP
9-13 years $165
Each day holds a new adventure and
water activity: sailing, kayaking, ice cream
stops, museum trips and more. Returning
campers improve skill levels and take on
more advanced sailing challenges.
8094 M-F 9 am-4 pm 4/3-4/7
Basic Sailing
12 years-adult $125
Learning to sail is safe, fun and easy. We
cover basic boating safety, terminology,
knots, docking and introductory skills.
8095 Sa 9 am-1 pm 2/11-3/4
8098 Su 9 am-1 pm 2/12-3/5
8096 Sa 9 am-1 pm 3/18-4/8
8099 Su 9 am-1 pm 3/19-4/9
8097 Sa 9 am-1 pm 4/22-5/13
8100 Su 9 am-1 pm 4/23-5/14
Introduction to Sailing Experience
9 years-adult $65/3 persons* or
$45/2 persons
Get your family or friends together for
this fun sailing experience. Learn to sail
together and cover basic safety, rigging and
points of sail. *A maximum of 2 adults per
3 person session
8101 Sa 1:30-4 pm 2/25
8102 Sa 1:30-4 pm 3/18
8103 Sa 1:30-4 pm 4/8
8104 Sa 1:30-4 pm 5/6
Sailing, Kayaking and Paddle-boarding are physical activities.
Participants should have physical stamina, good balance and be capable of
moving about safely in a conned space as well as basic swimming skills.
Small Boat Sailing Level 1
12 years-adult $125
Prereq: Basic Sailing completed within last
six months or instructor approval. Course
covers sail shape and trim, tiller extension,
overboard recovery, sailing to a moor-
ing, whisker pole, safety and more. Sail in
Ventura Harbor and offshore on Catalina
Capri 16.5 boats.
8105 Su 1-5 pm 2/12-3/5
8106 Su 1-5 pm 3/19-4/9
8107 Su 1-5 pm 4/23-5/14
Keelboat Cruising 1
16 years-adult $125
Prereq: Basic Sailing completed within last
six months or instructor approval. Learn
maneuvering under power and sail, reeng
systems, overboard recovery, anchoring,
safety and more on a 30’ auxiliary-pow-
ered boat.
8108 Sa 12-4 pm 2/11-3/4
8109 Sa 12-4 pm 3/18-4/8
8110 Sa 12-4 pm 4/22-5/13
Keelboat Cruising and Passage Making
16 years-adult $90
Prereq: Keelboat Cruising I completed
within last year or instructor approval.
Four students get a full day of sailing
instruction from Ventura Harbor to the
Channel Islands. Take the wheel and trim
the sails, plus navigating, anchoring and
passage planning.
8111 Su 9 am-5 pm 2/26
8112 Su 9 am-5 pm 3/19
8113 Su 9 am-5 pm 4/23
8114 Su 9 am-5 pm 5/21
Sail, Kayak & Paddleboard
10
Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
At the Leo Robbins
Community Sailing Center
Bring family and friends to Marina Park
for our free picnic-style gathering!
Take a family (2-4 member) sailboat ride
with a center instructor for $10.
food trucks kids activities photo booth
FEAST
Food truck
Friday, March 24 • 3-7 pm
Photo: Tyler Young
Photo: Aysen Tan
American Sailing Association (ASA)
Keelboat Certications
15 years-adult $165
Prereq: Basic Sailing and Small Boat Sail-
ing Level 1 completed within the past
six months or instructor approval. Call
805.643.3612 to arrange.
8225 ASA 101 Basic Keelboat
Private & Semi-Private Lessons
12 years-adult $44-$90
Call 805.643.3612 to arrange.
Sail/Kayak for 3 hours
8153 Private $70/person
8154 Semi-Private $45/person
Stand-Up Paddle Board for 1.5 hours
8155
Private or Semi-Private $30/person
Keelboat Sailing
8156 Private* $90/person
*Prereq. Basic sailing completed in the last
six months or instructor approval
Group Outings
All ages $325/$200/$180
Outings are by arrangement only: call
805.643.3612
Sailing-12 maximum
8157 $325 for 4 hours
Kayaking-15 maximum
8158 $200 for 3 hours
Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding-7 maximum
8159 $180 for 2 hours
For All Kayak &
Stand-up Paddleboard Classes
All equipment is provided and no experi-
ence needed. Wear comfortable layered
clothing, bring sunscreen and hat for
daytime classes and water to drink.
Introduction to Kayaking
12 years-adult $45
Learn basic paddling and safety skills
aboard double seat kayaks while exploring
Ventura Harbor.
8115 Sa 10 am-12 pm 2/4-2/11
8116 Sa 10 am-12 pm 2/25-3/4
8117 Sa 10 am-12 pm 3/18-3/25
8118 Sa 10 am-12 pm 4/8-4/15
8119 Sa 10 am-12 pm 4/29-5/6
8120 Sa 10 am-12 pm 5/20-5/27
Afternoon Kayaking
5 years-adult $35 for 2 participants
Spend quality adventure time with family
or friends kayaking in beautiful Ventura
Harbor.
7218 Sa 1-3 pm 1/21
8121 Sa 1-3 pm 2/11
8122 Sa 1-3 pm 3/4
8123 Sa 1-3 pm 3/25
8124 Sa 1-3 pm 4/15
8125 Sa 1-3 pm 5/6
8126 Sa 1-3 pm 5/27
Full Moon Paddle
12 years-adult $35
Bring your own headlamp or ashlight and
join us for an evening on the water in a
kayak or SUP. Basic skills are required.
Kayak
7221 7-9 pm 1/13
8163 7-9 pm 2/10
8164 7-9 pm 3/12
8165 7-9 pm 4/9
Stand-Up Paddleboard
7224 7-9 pm 1/13
8160 7-9 pm 2/10
8161 7-9 pm 3/12
8162 7-9 pm 4/9
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
12 years-adult $30
Learn rsthand why SUP is the fastest
growing water sport today, an amazing
workout and fun! Learn equipment selec-
tion, basic paddling skills, safety and stroke
development.
8127 Sa 10 am-12 pm 2/4
8128 Sa 10 am-12 pm 2/25
8129 Sa 10 am-12 pm 3/18
8130 Sa 10 am-12 pm 4/8
8131 Sa 10 am-12 pm 4/29
8132 Sa 10 am-12 pm 5/20
Stand-Up Paddle Yoga
16 years-adult $35
Enjoy peaceful yoga on our stable SUP
boards in the calm morning waters at
Marina Park. Basic paddle boarding skills
are required; all equipment is provided.
7234 Su 8 am-9:30 am 1/14
7235 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 1/22
8133 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 2/4
8134 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 2/25
8135 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 3/18
8136 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 4/8
8138 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 4/29
8139 Sa 8 am-9:30 am 5/20
Stand-Up Paddle Glow Light Tour
12 years-adult $40
Explore the Ventura Harbor by night with
our new SUP underwater lights. Pick your
color and watch the water glow under
your feet! Basic paddle boarding skills are
required.
8144 Sa 7 pm-9 pm 2/11
8145 Fri 7 pm-9 pm 3/10
8146 Sa 7 pm-9 pm 3/25
8147 Fri 7 pm-9 pm 4/7
8148 Sa 7 pm-9 pm 4/29
8149 Fri 7 pm-9 pm 5/12
Sailing Center “Kids Day Out”
9-15 years $30
Enjoy a day on the water learning to sail,
kayak and paddle board. No experience
necessary. Please bring a lunch and water
bottle.
8150 Su 9 am-2 pm 2/5
8151 Sa 9 am-2 pm 3/11
8152 Su 9 am-2 pm 4/16
11
Photo:Aysen Tan
Photo:Aysen Tan
RECREATION
Bicycle Street Skills
& Maintenance
13 years-adult $20
Get your bike ready, become a condent
rider, practice bike handling skills and take
a group ride during this League of Ameri-
can Bicyclists series for all levels. Meet Tu/
Th 7-9 pm at City Hall Santa Cruz Rm;
Sa 9 am-1 pm in City Hall parking lot. An
adult must accompany registrants 13-16.
Info: 805.654.7849.
8215 Tu/Th/Sa 1/10, 1/12 & 1/14
8216 Tu/Th/Sa 2/7, 2/9 & 2/11
8217 Tu/Th/Sa 3/7, 3/9 & 3/11
8218 Tu/Th/Sa 4/4, 4/6 & 4/8
KIDZ LOVE SOCCER
2-10 years $70
“The score is always FUN to FUN” at KLS,
teaching kids since 1979 the world’s most
popular sport within a nurturing environ-
ment. At Montalvo Hill Park, Tanager St
off Hill Rd. behind Montalvo Square. *Shin
guards are required.
Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer
2-3½ years & adult
Parents join their toddlers on the eld for
action fun and play!
7720 W 4:45-5:15 pm 2/8-3/15
7722 Sa 4:30-5 pm 2/11-3/18
7721 W 5:45-6:15 pm 4/12-5/17
7723 Sa 4:30-5 pm 4/15-5/20
Tot/Pre-Soccer 3½-5 years*
Little tykes learn basic skills, running, kick-
ing and self-esteem during our fun soccer
activities.
7724 W 4-4:35 pm 2/8-3/15
7726 Sa 3:45-4:20 pm 2/11-3/18
7725 W 5-5:35 pm 4/12-5/17
7727 Sa 3:45-4:20 pm 4/15-5/20
Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork
5-6 years*
Everyone’s a player dribbling, passing,
receiving, shooting and defense during our
fun skill games every session!
7728 W 3:15-4 pm 2/8-3/15
7731 Sa 3-3:45 pm 2/11-3/18
7729 W 4:15-5 pm 4/12-5/17
7732 Sa 3-3:45 pm 4/15-5/20
Soccer 2: Skillz & Scrimmages
7-10 years*
All levels are welcome as players work on
advanced skill building, dribbling, passing
and shooting in a scrimmage team play
format.
7733 Sa 2:15-3 pm 2/11-3/18
7735 W 3:30-4:15 pm 4/12-5/17
7734 Sa 2:15-3 pm 4/15-5/20
Pee Wee Soccer
3-5 years with adult $35
Parent and child learn basic soccer skills
together. Wear regular play clothes and
shoes. No shin guards or special equip-
ment needed. *No class 2/20.
Barranca Vista Park
7711 M 4:30-5:15 pm *1/30-2/27
7712 M 4:30-5:15 pm 3/13-4/3
7713 M 4:30-5:15 pm 4/17-5/8
Marion Cannon Park
7714 Sa 10-10:45 am 2/4-2/25
7715 Sa 10-10:45 am 3/18-4/8
7716 Sa 10-10:45 am 4/22-5/13
Thille Park
7717 W 10-10:45 am 2/1-2/22
7718 W 10-10:45 am 3/15-4/5
7719 W 10-10:45 am 4/19-5/10
Beginning Gymnastics
3-5 years & 6-13 years $55
Popular instructor Duncan Young provides
safe, quality instruction using mats, balance
beam, rings, trampoline and other equip-
ment. At BVC. *No class 5/26 & 5/27.
3-5 years
7739 F 3:30-4:15 pm 1/20-2/24
7744 Sa 10-10:45 am 1/21-2/25
7741 F 3:30-4:15 pm 3/3-4/7
7745 Sa 10-10:45 am 3/4-4/8
7743 F 3:30-4:15 pm *4/21-6/2
7746 Sa 10-10:45 am *4/22-6/3
6-13 years
7747 F 4:15-5 pm 1/20-2/24
7751 Sa 11-11:45 am 1/21-2/25
7749 F 4:15-5 pm 3/3-4/7
7752 Sa 11-11:45 am 3/4-4/8
7750 F 4:15-5 pm *4/21-6/2
7753 Sa 11-11:45 am *4/22-6/3
Intermediate Gymnastics
6-13 years $55
Mastery of forward and backward rolls,
handstands, cartwheels and bridges is
required. Duncan helps more experienced
gymnasts hone new skills. At BVC.
7755 F 5-5:45 pm 1/20-2/24
7756 F 5-5:45 pm 3/3-4/7
7757 F 5-5:45 pm *4/21-6/2
Youth Sports
12
Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
Photo:Tyler Young
Photo:Tyler Young
Elementary After School Sports
1-5 grades $45/$50*/$85**
No special clothes are needed, all equip-
ment is provided and you can enroll your
child at any after-school site. Meet instruc-
tors outdoors on the school playground.
Register here, not in school ofce.
Session 1
Volleyball at Poinsettia School $45
7842 M/W 2:45-3:45 pm 2/27-3/22
Basketball at Juanamaria School $45
7837 M/W 2:45-3:45 pm 2/27-3/22
Field Hockey at Mound School $45
7845 Tu/Th 2:45-3:45 pm 2/28-3/23
Climbing Wall at Loma Vista School $50*
7849 Tu 2:45-4:15 pm 2/21-3/28
Lacrosse at Juanamaria School $85**
8166 Tu/Th 2:45-4:15 pm 2/21-3/16
Session 2
Field Hockey at Juanamaria School $45
7847 M/W 2:45-3:45 pm 4/17-5/10
Volleyball at Loma Vista School $45
7843 M/W 2:45-3:45 pm 4/17-5/10
Basketball at Poinsettia School $45
7840 Tu/Th 2:45-3:45 pm 4/18-5/11
Climbing Wall at Mound School $50*
7850 Tu 2:45-4:15 pm 4/11-5/16
Lacrosse Clinic
6 years-adult Free
Learn sport fundamentals and prepare for
league play in April! Players and prospec-
tive coaches and referees--please register
here so that we can provide enough
equipment for everyone. At Ventura Com-
munity Park
8168 M 12-2 pm 1/16
8169 M 12-2 pm 2/20
Middle School Lacrosse Class
grades 6-8 $85
Open to all 6-8 graders after school! No
special uniform is required and all equip-
ment is provided. At Anacapa School.
8167 M/W 3:30-5 pm 2/27-3/22
Middle School Lacrosse League
grades 6-8 $110 per player
Register by 3/24. Open to all middle
schoolers with all equipment provided
including uniform. Separate boys and girls
teams of 12-20 players will practice at or
near their school on dates set by coaches.
Games are on Saturdays and some Sun-
days but not on 5/13 or 5/27.*
8076 Sa 8 am-2 pm *4/22-6/3
Makos Surf Class
8-12 years $175 2 two-week sessions
Learn to surf with instructors and life-
guards focused on safety, tness, and fun.
Surfboards and wetsuits are provided. At
Mondos, 3647 Pacic Coast Highway.
7851 Tu/Th 3:30-5 pm 4/11-4/20
7852 Tu/Th 3:30-5 pm 5/2-5/11
Youth Spring Beach Soccer League
8-17 years $85 per player
Register 8-10 players per team for 5-on-5
leagues for boys, girls and coed (3 male, 2
female) in four age divisions. Fee includes
a uniform. Games are played at the
Harbor Cove Beach but not on 4/2, 4/16,
5/14.* Fill out rosters online at
www.cityofventura.net/cs/recreation/youth
8077 Su 10 am-1 pm *3/12-5/21
Youth Beach Volleyball
9-15 years $80
Have fun and get sandy while working up
your skills for this popular new NCAA
sport at the State Beach Courts located
at the end of San Pedro St.
7853 W 5-6:30 pm 5/3-6/7
Special Olympics Ventura County
8 years-adult free
Sports training, physical tness, athletic
competition, social interaction and com-
munity involvement for people with
intellectual disabilities. Info: 805.650.7717 -
ventura@sosc.org - www.sosc.org/ventura.
• See “Fitness for All” for CrossFit Prep 14 years+
• See “Adult Sports & Golf” for Golf lessons all ages
13
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LulzBot 3D Printers
& full spectrum
laser cutter and engraver.
Be a Maker Mentor!
www.vencolibrary.org/services/makerspace
Contact Makerspace Librarian
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fabricate
innovate
participate
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create
4:30-6:30 pm at EP Foster Library
+ special events at
Saticoy & Avenue Libraries
Makerspace Wednesdays
www.olivaslinks.com/10years
Celebrating Olivas Links' 10th Anniversary - May 2017
RECREATION
GOLF
Join us at Olivas Links for classes, clinics
and golng fun! *No class 4/15.
Get Started with Golf
all ages $99
Learn to put, chip, pitch and full swing in four
lessons and get $60 of driving range balls.
Friends and Family
7447 Sa 9-10 am 2/4-2/25
7448 Sa 9-10 am 3/4-3/25
7451 Sa 9-10 am *4/1-4/29
7453 Sa 9-10 am 5/6-5/27
Women Only
7449 Sa 10-11 am 2/4-2/25
7450 Sa 10-11 am 3/4-3/25
7452 Sa 10-11 am *4/1-4/29
7454 Sa 10-11 am 5/6-5/27
Drop-in Golf Clinics
all ages $25 per day
Short on time? Pick a day to drop in to
our regular monthly sessions for a lesson
and bucket of balls!
Friends and Family
7730 Sa 9-10 am 2/4-2/25
7736 Sa 9-10 am 3/4-3/25
7737 Sa 9-10 am *4/1-4/29
7738 Sa 9-10 am 5/6-5/27
Women Only
7740 Sa 10-11 am 2/4-2/25
7742 Sa 10-11 am 3/4-3/25
7748 Sa 10-11 am *4/1-4/29
7754 Sa 10-11 am 5/6-5/27
Get on Course
all ages $125
Taken a few lessons? Now go out and
have some fun playing three holes each
week 100-150 yards from the green, hit-
ting a bucket of balls and (in week one)
getting a basic rules introduction.
7455 Tu 5:30-7 pm 4/4-4/25
7456 Tu 5:30-7 pm 5/2-5/23
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES
Join our leagues to stay active and make
new friends. Register your team or as a
free agent at www.teamsideline.com/ven-
tura or call 658-4743. Playoffs immediately
follow regular season games.
*Register by January 27 for early bird rates
or by February 3 ($25 late fee applies).
Men’s Basketball Leagues
16 years-adult *$300/team
Divisions play Sundays 1-6 pm and Mon-
days, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-10 pm at
Westpark Gym.
7530 Su 2/12-4/9 D Division
7529 M 2/13-4/10 D Division
7532 Tu 2/14-4/11 40+ Division
7528 W 2/15-4/12 C Division
7531 Th 2/16-4/20 D Division
Six-A-Side Soccer Leagues
16 years-adult *$300/team
Novice and competitive divisions play
6-10 pm at Camino Real Park. Para espa-
ñol llamar 658-4726.
7519 M 2/13-4/3 Coed
7520 M 2/13-4/3 Coed 30+
7521 M 2/13-4/3 Men
7522 M 2/13-4/3 Men’s 30+
Softball Leagues
16 years-adult *$375/team
Novice and Rec divisions play 6-10 pm at
local parks using a 1-1 count format with
70-minute limit.
7527 Tu 2/14-4/4 Men
7526 W 2/15-4/5 Men
7524 Th 2/16-4/6 Coed
7523 F 2/17-4/7 Coed
7525 Su 2/19-4/9 Men Corporate
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES CAMPS
16 years-adult $100/team
Get family, friends, co-workers and your
Corporate Games team together for
three weeks of fun “Open Division” action
at Camino Real Park!
Spring Camp Soccer
7461 Su 10 am-12 pm 2/12-2/26
7516 Su 10 am-12 pm 3/5-3/19
Spring Camp Kickball
7459 Su 1-3 pm 2/12-2/26
7515 Su 1-3 pm 3/5-3/19
Spring Camp Softball
7457 Su 4-6 pm 2/12-2/26
7458 Su 4-6 pm 3/5-3/19
BOCCE
Join us for this ancient bowling game at
the Henry A. Lyon Park bocce courts on
De Anza Dr, off N Ventura Ave, one block
north of Stanley Ave.
Learn to Play Bocce
18 years-adult $5
Learn the game’s rules, strategy and
techniques.
7540 W 5:30-6:30 pm 4/12
Bocce League
18 years-adult $69/team
Form a team of at least 4 players for our
popular league.
7502 Th 5:30-7:30 pm 4/13-5/18
• See “Youth Sports” for Bicycle Street Skills
& Maintenance 13 years+
• See “Fitness for All” for CrossFit
Prep 14 years+
CORPORATE GAMES
Register by February 10 for the 28th
annual Corporate Games. Win individual
player gold, silver and bronze medals and
the overall team trophy for your company.
For more info call 805/658-4738.
Fees are set by the number of employees
7537 $1000 D 10-50
7536 $1500 C 51-150
7535 $2000 B 151-250
7533 $2500 A 251-500
7334 $3000 AA 500+
Adult Sports & Golf
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
PLAY FOR THE FUN OF IT!
JOIN US FOR 6 weeks of friendly business to business team competitions
thank you to our sponsors
www.venturacorporategames.org
VENTURA CORPORATE G AMES
2017
Photo: David Fowler
PARKS, RECREATION &
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
5K Run · Basketball · Billiards · Bocce Ball · Bowling
Corn Hole · Darts · Dodgeball · Flag Football
Golf · Horseshoes & more
16 YEARS-ADULT • March 25 – May 6, 2017
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Get the latest public safety information, tips and alerts.
Ventura Police Department general information: 805-339-4400
After hours, non-emergency: 805-650-8010 • Emergency: 9-1-1
Ventura Police Department
Connecting with our community to build safer neighborhoods
facebook.com/venturapd
venturapd.org
help us ID witnesses & suspects
vcalert.org
nextdoor.com
virtual neighborhood watch
Nextdoor Ventura
Can You ID Me
Go to venturapd.org
POLICE DEPARTMENT
www.venturapd.org
RECREATION
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu &
Mixed Martial Arts
4-14 years $100
Instill condence, increase awareness and
ensure readiness with defensive no-strike
techniques and bully prevention moves. At
Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, 83 S
Palm St. Instructor Ricardo Miller Ribeiro.
*No class 5/27.
4-7 years Little Champ
7913 Sa 9-10 am 3/11-4/29
7914 Sa 9-10 am 5/13-7/8
8-14 years Junior Grapplers
7915 Sa 10-11 am 3/11-4/29
7916 Sa 10-11 am *5/13-7/8
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Yang Style
18 years-adult $72
This ancient martial arts “dance of life” in
its 108-move long form increases ex-
ibility and stamina with 45 minutes of
instruction and 30 of stretching. Dress
comfortably. Instructor Judy Scott. At BVC.
Beginners with little or no experience
7648 Tu 6:15-7:15 pm 2/7-3/28
7649 Tu 6:15-7:15 pm 4/4-5/23
Intermediates
7650 Th 6:15-7:45 pm 2/16-4/6
7651 Th 6:15-7:45 pm 4/13-6/1
Advanced
7652 Th 7-8:30 pm 2/16-4/6
7653 Th 7-8:30 pm 4/13-6/1
Way of Orient
Taekwondo/Hapkido
5-16 years $80
Increase your condence, energy, physical
tness and overall health with self-defense
classes that focus on such personal im-
provements as courtesy, integrity, per-
severance, self-control and spirit. Wear
physical activity clothing. Instructor Robert
Adelman. At 2750 E Main St.
5-9 years
6711 Tu/Th 4-5 pm 1/10-2/2
7644 Tu/Th 4-5 pm 2/7-3/2
7645 Tu/Th 4-5 pm 3/7-3/30
7646 Tu/Th 4-5 pm 4/11-5/4
7647 Tu/Th 4-5 pm 5/9-6/1
10-16 years
8226 Tu/Th 5:15-6:15 pm 1/10-2/2
8227 Tu/Th 5:15-6:15 pm 2/7-3/2
8228 Tu/Th 5:15-6:15 pm 3/7-3/30
8229 Tu/Th 5:15-6:15 pm 4/11-5/4
8230 Tu/Th 5:15-6:15 pm 5/9-6/1
MARTIAL ARTS
Aikido Dojo Training Center
2406 E Main St
Be in good physical shape and wear loose
clothing (no shorts) for rigorous activity
led by certied Aikido instructors.
Intro to Aikido for Youth
7-16 years $40
The focus is on conditioning, awareness and
basic Aikido techniques in a cooperative
environment. Instructor William Champion.
7654 Su 11 am-12 pm 1/22-2/12
7655 Su 11 am-12 pm 2/26-3/19
7656 Su 11 am-12 pm 4/23-5/14
Aikido for Teens & Adults
14 years-adult $60
Intro to this non-competitive, defensive
Japanese martial art whose physical goal is
to neutralize attacks by deective tech-
niques, pins and throws. Instructor Pat Belt.
7657 Tu/Th 6:30-8 pm 1/17-2/9
7658 Tu/Th 6:30-8 pm 3/14-4/6
7659 Tu/Th 6:30-8 pm 4/11-5/4
Aikido at Noon
16 years-adult $60
Learn Aikido philosophy and training methods
including falling skills, empty hand techniques
and weapons training. Instructor Dennis Belt.
7660 M/W 12-1:15 pm 1/18-2/13
Fitness for All
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St
City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability celebrates
our city’s exemplary green schools and businesses!
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
www.cityofventura.net/environmental
Apply by
MARCH 22
Encourage your school
to apply for the
GREEN SCHOOL AWARD
Apply online at
www.cityofventura.net/greenschool
or call 805/652-4525
DOES YOUR SCHOOL
•have a recycling program
•operate a zero-waste lunch program
•use a compost or worm bin
•find ways to reduce waste on campus
•attend citywide cleanup events
•perform other earth-friendly practices
Open to all
public and
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within Ventura’s
city limits
Congratulations BōKU International, Inc.
2016
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
AWARD WINNER
Recognizing a Ventura business for its
outstanding environmentally sustainable practices.
BōKU International, Inc. creates 100% certied organic, vegan,
kosher, and gluten-free super food products. In addition to
sourcing their super food raw ingredients from sustainable,
eco-friendly farmers, Boku is a member of 1% for the planet,
and a City of Ventura Certied Green Business.
www.bokusuperfood.com
For more information visit
www.cityofventura.net/bizrecycle or call 805/652-4525
T’ai Chi Xing Yi
18 years-adult $72
Learn about Chinese physical culture, men-
tal exercises and mind-body systems as
you practice traditional elements of Shao
Lin style Kung Fu, Chen style T’ai Chi and
Qigong with world and national champion
martial artist Eric Zhang. At BVC.
7893 Tu/Th 12-1 pm 1/17-2/9
7895 Tu/Th 12-1 pm 2/21-3/16
7897 Tu/Th 12-1 pm 4/11-5/4
T’ai Chih Chi® for Adults & Seniors
18 years-adult free
This slow, owing, easy-to-learn moving
meditation circulates and balances the
intrinsic energy called CHI in 19 move-
ments and one pose as the body relaxes,
the mind calms and balance and blood
pressure improve. Accredited Instructor
Dixie Adeniran. Classes start 1/23 or 1/27.
Beginning
W 8:40-9:40 am VAAC
W 1-2 pm SSR
F 9-10 am VAAC
Intermediate
F 10:15-11:15 am VAAC
Qigong
18 years-adult Free
Certied instructor Edwin Suzuki teaches
this ancient Chinese movement of body
and mind stretching exercises to help
achieve and maintain health and harmony.
F 2-3 pm VAAC
YOGA
Yoga for You & Me
2 months-5 years with adult $60
Bring your favorite teddy bear, stuffed
animal or instrument for a wonderful intro
to nature and balance poses, stretches and
stress-reduction meditation. *No class 4/6.
Instructor Valerie Pike. At BVC.
7661 Th 10-11 am 1/19-2/23
7662 Th 10-11 am *3/16-4/27
7663 Th 10-11 am 5/4-6/8
Parent & Me Yoga
2½-6 years with adult $80
Hitchcock Children’s Center mobile yoga
practice combines imaginative play, inter-
active games and kid-friendly music with
group and partner work. Wear comfort-
able clothes and bring your own mat, or
borrow one of ours.
Camino Real Park
8074 M 4:30-5 pm 3/6-4/24
Arroyo Verde Park
8075 Tu 10-10:30 am 3/7-4/25
Yoga for Life
16 years-adult $65
Non-intimidating poses and breathing re-
duce stress, strengthen the back, improve
balance and leave you feeling great. Bring
towel, mat and dress comfortably. At BVC.
Tuesdays with Mary Lincoln
6731 Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 1/10-2/7
8078 Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 2/28-3/28
8079 Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 4/11-5/9
Thursdays with Aurora Heinemann
7403 Th 5:10-6:10 pm 1/12-2/16
Yoga to Unwind
16 years-adult $65
Leave the work day behind to relax with
simple yoga poses, stretching and breath-
ing. Bring towel, mat and dress comfort-
ably. Instructor Aurora Heinemann. At BVC.
7664 Th 5:10-6:10 pm 2/23-3/30
7665 Th 5:10-6:10 pm 4/13-5/18
Gentle Yoga
18 years-adult $56
Relax and enhance overall health while
increasing exibility, muscle/bone strength,
balance and range of motion. Wear com-
fortable clothing. At VAAC.
7489 M 6-7:15 pm 1/23-3/13
7490 M 6-7:15 pm 3/27-5/8
Yoga-Relax
18 years-adult $36
This four-in-one-class of yoga, dance, pro-
gressive muscle relaxation and meditation
will increase your exibility, balance and
respiration; relax you and will boost your
energy and self-esteem; reduce your stress
and anxiety; and boost your self-aware-
ness levels. At VAAC.
7482 Sa 9-10 am 1/14-1/28
7483 Sa 9-10 am 2/11-2/25
7484 Sa 9-10 am 3/11-3/25
7485 Sa 9-10 am 4/8-4/22
7486 Sa 9-10 am 5/13-5/27
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MEDITATION & MINDFUL
WORKSHOPS
Kimberly Wulfert, PhD Psychologist
At BVC.
Group Meditation
18 years-adult $60
Practicing meditation is much easier when
we share the silent energy together with
basic instructions, guidance in and out, fol-
lowed by tips for living mindfully. We sit in
chairs–or bring a mat if you prefer.
7683 Th 7-8 pm 1/19-2/23
Single Day Workshops $49
Bring lunch, drink, pen and notepad “jour-
nal” for writing on your lap. Please arrive a
little early and dress in layers; BVC can get
chilly. No experience is needed.
Meditate on Paper
Cut through the mental chatter that
blocks your understanding using proven
longhand writing techniques to gain
insights and problem solve. Everything you
write is private but we will discuss the
experience of the processes.
7684 Su 11 am-3 pm 2/12
Chakras Energy Prole
Learn about 7 energy centers, how to
assess where you are too strong, weak or
blocked using different methods so you
can nd true balance.
7685 Su 11 am-3 pm 3/5
MIND & BODY
WELLNESS STUDIO
Wear tness attire to classes led by Gail
DeSart at 1445 Donlon St Suite 9
Pilates
18 years-adult $100
Beginners (B) strengthen the abdominal
core and alleviate back and joint aches; B/I
students work on more advanced tech-
niques and Pilates apparatus.
7666 M 7-8 pm 1/23-3/13 B/I
7667 Tu/Th 10:30-11:30 am 1/24-2/16 B
7668 W 6:30-7:30 pm 1/25-3/15 B/I
Foundation Training
18 years-adult $100
Exercise techniques--developed by Dr.
Eric Goodman to diminish chronic back
pain--stimulate, integrate and re the
body’s muscular backside chains to re-
spond to proper movement patterns. No
equipment required.
7669 M 10-11 am 1/23-3/13
7670 Th 6-7 pm 1/26-3/16
7671 Sa 9-10 am 1/28-3/18
CrossFit Prep
14 years-adult $50
Spark your new weight loss program and
nd your inner athlete as you “up” your
workout using many high intensity formats.
Attend as many hour-long classes as you
wish for the month registered: Sa@10am;
Su/yoga/11@am; M@6:30pm; Tu/Th@7am;
W@7:30pm; closed F. At C Street Cross-
Fit, 1371 Fleet Ave (off Market St).
8137 schedule above 1/9-1/31
8140 schedule above 2/6-2/28
8141 schedule above 3/6-3/30
8142 schedule above 4/3-4/27
8143 schedule above 5/8-5/31
Belly Dance-4-Fitness
18 years-adult $55
Dress comfortably to shimmy, twist and
tone in this fun cardio class that includes
a warmup, belly dance workout, choreog-
raphy and cool down. At BVC. Instructor
Anja Christy *No class 2/20.
7672 M 6-7 pm *1/23-2/27
7673 M 6-7 pm 3/13-4/10
7674 M 6-7 pm 4/24-5/22
Cardio Belly Dance
18 years-adult $60
Master steps, turns and isolations of belly
dance through fun drills to upbeat modern
world music. Build strength, stamina, coordi-
nation, balance, beauty and condence.
Bring towel and water. At BVC. Instructor
Haley-Nicole Harwood. *No class 4/16.
6746 Su 3-4 pm 1/8-2/12
7678 Su 3-4 pm 2/19-3/26
7679 Su 3-4 pm *4/2-5/14
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
Lunchtime Fitness with Jackie
18 years-adult $60
We mix low-impact aerobics, muscle ton-
ing and stretching with a few dance moves,
some Pilates and yoga. At BVC. Instructor
Jackie Ringhof. *No class 1/16, 2/20, 5/29.
6742 M/W/F 11:30 am-12:30 pm *1/4-2/8
7675 M/W/F 11:30 am-12:30 pm *2/15-3/22
7676 M/W/F 11:30 am-12:30 pm 3/24-4/26
7677 M/W/F 11:30 am-12:30 pm *4/28-6/2
Dancers Body Cardio Barre & Sculpt
18 years-adult $60
Tone and lift the entire body with a challeng-
ing no-impact strength and exibility work-
out using the ballet barre and techniques
from Pilates, Yoga Ballet and LotteBerk. Bring
towel and water. Instructor Haley-Nicole
Harwood. At BVC. *No class 4/16.
6750 Su 4-5 pm 1/8-2/12
7680 Su 4-5 pm 2/19-3/26
7681 Su 4-5 pm *4/2-5/14
Walking Fitness Program
50 years+ Free
Get free CMH-sponsored blood pressure,
heartrate and pulse oximetry screenings
and treatment advice from Ventura Ortho-
pedic Medical Group’s Steve Edwards, PT,
MPT, OCS. At Ventura Community Park
Tu/Th 8-9:30 am
ZUMBA® AT BVC
Bring water, towel and mat and dress com-
fortably. Walk-in fees are due at start of class.
Certied Zumba® Instructor Dala Sondors.
Friday Fitness Party!
16 years-adult $40 or $7/day
Join us for Zumba® dance and body
conditioning to fabulous music.
7387 F 6:15-7:15 pm 1/13-2/17
7682 F 6:15-7:15 pm 2/24-3/31
7876 F 6:15-7:15 pm 4/14-5/19
Morning Zumba®
18 years-adult $40/$65/$80*
Start your day with an exciting and effec-
tive Latin dance Zumba® workout.
*Session discounts: one day for $40; two
days for $65; all 3 days for $80
Session 1
7383 M 8:45-9:45 am 1/9-2/13
7384 W 8:45-9:45 am 1/11-2/15
7878 F 7:45-8:45 am 1/13-2/17
Session 2
7879 M 8:45-9:45 am 2/27-4/3
7880 W 8:45-9:45 am 2/22-3/29
7882 F 7:45-8:45 am 2/24-3/31
Session 3
7884 M 8:45-9:45 am 4/10-5/15
7886 W 8:45-9:45 am 4/12-5/17
7889 F 7:45-8:45 am 4/14-5/19
Zumba® Gold at VAAC
50 years+ $40
Have fun learning a dance step or two
with an easy to follow, lower intensity
focus on heart rate, balance, range of mo-
tion, and coordination. *No class 2/20.
7473 M/W 12-1 pm *1/23-3/29
7474 M/W 12-1 pm 4/3-5/22
RSVP Bone Builders
50 years+ Free
Lift weights to increase bone density, im-
prove muscle strength and work on better
balance on our equipment. Co-sponsor:
City of Oxnard. Registration required at
805.385.8019
Tu/Th 9-10:15 am VAAC
Tu/Th 10:30-11:45 am VAAC
Tu/Th 7:45-8:45 am BVC
Senior Billiards
50 years+ Free
Ventura residents (photo ID required)
enjoy free rounds of pool at Stiix Billiards,
2520 E Main St
M-F 1-5 pm
Chair Stretchers with a Boogie Beat
50 years+ $20
Chair exercises with yoga-like stretches
and breathing techniques release muscle
tension, increase exibility, strengthen
bones and improve balance, all to upbeat
music. At VAAC.
7487 W 10-11 am 1/25-3/15
7488 W 10-11 am 3/29-5
WE’RE HIRING YEAR ROUND!
Site specialists, counselors,
creative instructors &
support staff for our
PEAK/ASES/Westpark
Aer-School Programs
(fall-winter-spring)
& Summer Youth Day Camps
Interested? Contact
sdefratus@cityofventura.net
Youth and Adult
Arts & Fitness instructors:
Want to teach for us?
Send your class proposal to
parksandrec@cityofventura.net
Details at
cityofventura.net/recreation
offers a unique setting
for your special event at
reasonable rates. Kitchen
facilities are available.
Ventura’s
Historic City Hall
Rental information:
501 Poli Street
www.cityofventura.net/permits
or contact Michelle Morales
at 805.654.7749 or
mgodoy@cityofventura.net
Photo: Lydia Messenger
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RECREATION
Grey Law
50 years+ Free
Provide one-on-one, face-to-face client
legal consultation in private. Call 805/658-
2266 for an appointment.
W 9-11 am
Free Tax Preparation Assistance
all ages Free
Low-income individuals of all ages and
adults 50 years+ of any income level may
receive free assistance ling their federal
and state tax returns with trained volun-
teers from AARP. Call 877.434.7598 for
more information.
Tu/Th 1-4 pm 2/7 to 4/13
COOKING WITH JUDY GILLIARD
$80+$20 monthly supply fee
Get processed foods out of the pantry
and learn to cook with fresh, seasonal and
budget-friendly ingredients. We’ll meet
to study recipes, learn new techniques
and create meals that include vegan and
vegetarian options. For view each month’s
menus visit www.chefjudy.net. The $20
supply fee is due to instructor at rst class.
Courage in the Kitchen at BVC
16 year-adult
8052 Tu 6-8 pm 2/7 & 2/21
8053 Tu 6-8 pm 3/7 & 3/21
8054 Tu 6-8 pm 4/4 & 4/18
8055 Tu 6-8 pm 5/2 & 5/16
Creative Cooking at VAAC
18 years-adult
7491 Th 2-4 pm 2/2-2/16
7492 Th 2-4 pm 3/2-3/16
7493 Th 2-4 pm 4/6-4/20
7494 Th 2-4 pm 5/4-5/18
BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St, www.cityofventura.net/bvc
Pc = Parent/child class--Parent is to stay and take part in class
Mr. Scott’s Chess Club
8-12 years $50
Improve skills and gain new strategies with
a National Championship Coach. At BVC.
*No class 2/20.
7709 M 5-6 pm *1/23-3/6
7710 M 5-6 pm 4/10-5/15
Babysitter Training
12 years-adult $45+$5 materials fee
Learn basic emergency care and illness
assessment including CPR and First Aid
for infants and small children. Bring lunch,
drink and $5 materials fee. At City Hall,
501 Poli St, Santa Cruz Conf Rm 223.
Instructor Glenda Mahon.
8198 Sa 9 am-2 pm 2/11
Beauty for the
Budget Minded Senior
50 years+ $10
Dene color for your wardrobe and use
cosmetics that you already have for best
skincare, makeup and your styling prac-
tices while keeping $$$ in your wallet.
7469 Th 1-3 pm 1/19
7470 Th 1-3 pm 2/16
7471 Th 1-3 pm 3/16
7472 Th 1-3 pm 4/20
Mature Drivers Safety Program
50 years+ $15/$20 certicate fee
AARP’s eight-hour course in two four-
hour sessions at VAAC may help lower
your vehicle insurance rates. Fee ($15/
AARP member; $20/non-member) is due
to instructor at the rst class. Registration
required at 805.658.4726.
7497 Th 9:30 am-1:30 pm 2/2-2/9
7498 Th 9:30 am-1:30 pm 3/2-3/9
7499 Th 9:30 am-1:30 pm 4/6-4/13
7500 Th 9:30 am-1:30 pm 5/4-5/11
Basic Computer & Technology
Training for Senior Job Seekers
50 years+ Free
ENCORE provides Internet, email and
Microsoft Ofce self-paced training plus
career development and job seeking skills.
Call 805/289-7925 to register. Sponsored
by VACE & VCAAA.
www.AdultEdVentura.edu
W 8-10 am and/or 10 am-12 pm
Th 8-10 am and/or 10 am-12 pm
RICHARD SENATE CLASSES
FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
Explore world mysteries with a history &
paranormal expert at BVC. See also his
“Bus & Walking Tours.
The Secrets of Ancient Egypt
6-12 years $40
Explore the Nile’s monuments, mummies,
myths and mysteries through crafts and
stories.
7912 Th 4-5 pm 1/19-2/2
Knights and Castles
of the Middle Ages
6-12 years $40
Discover the “knight life” of castles, com-
bat, art and cathedrals as you learn how
to make catapults and other crafts.
7909 M 4-5 pm 3/13-3/27
Crypto-zoology: A Search
for Mysterious Monsters
12 years-adult $40
Investigate our county’s mysterious mon-
ster stories including the leviathan that
lurks in Lake Casitas.
7917 Th 6:30-7:30 pm 3/2-3/16
Weird California!
12 years-adult $40
Probe our local unsolved mysteries and
murders and learn about our pygmy
mammoths, intricate Chumash canoes,
wooden Mission bells, an 1847 skirmish
and 1945 Japanese bombing.
7959 Th 6:30-7:30 pm 3/23-4/6
Specialty
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BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St
MAD SCIENCE
$35 supply fee is due at rst
class
SYSTEM 3
Did Someone Say Science?
5-12 years $115+ $35 supply fee
Discover the wonders of chemistry, ight
and aerodynamics. Experiment with iner-
tia, gravity and centrifugal force. Find out
the science behind magic tricks, analyze
structures and experiment with conduc-
tors to create your very own circuit to
take home. At BVC.
8189 Tu 4:30-5:30 1/24-2/28
Nasa Space Academy of
Future Space Explorers
5-12 years $115+ $35 supply fee
Explore our solar system and experience
an astronaut’s life as you build a space sta-
tion, compare the Earth’s atmosphere to
other planets, follow stellar life cycles, nd
hidden objects with laser technology and
build your own Skyblazer II Rocket to take
home! At BVC. *No class 4/4.
8190 Tu 4:30-5:30 *3/7-4/18
SYSTEM 4 Mad Science Fun!
5-12 years $115+ $35 supply fee
Dig in to earth science, tectonic plates,
rocks and minerals. Explore creepy crawly
creatures. Work with axles, levers and
wheels. Race your very own rocket car.
Direct a movie and create special effects.
Use our crime lab to solve real crimes. At
BVC.
8191 Tu 4:30-5:30 4/25-5/30
SANDBOX COMPUTERS
FOR KIDS, INC.
8-16 years $149+$25 supply fee
Robotics Level 1
For kids who love LEGO®--build and
program cool robots using bricks, motors,
sensors and drag-n-drop programming. At
BVC.
7960 W 4-5:30 pm 1/25-3/15
3D Printing Level 1
New age artists and designers will scan,
model, morph and 3D print their projects
using fun and easy Google Sketch-up and
Autodesk Tinkercad. At BVC. *No class
4/5.
7961 W 4-5:30 pm *3/22-5/17
PLAY-WELL TEKNOLOGIES
Power up your engineering
skills under the guidance of
an experienced Play-Well
TEKnologies instructor with access to tens
of thousands of Minecraft® and LEGO®
BUILD engineer designed projects! No
prior experience necessary. At BVC.
LEGO® SPRING BREAK CAMPS
Intro to STEM with LEGO®
5-7 years $190
Let your imagination run wild as you
design and build such exciting projects as
boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars.
7705 M-F 9 am-12 pm 4/3-4/7
STEM Challenge with LEGO®
7-12 years $190
Apply real-world concepts in physics,
engineering and architecture to design and
build arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized
cars, and the Battletrack.
7706 M-F 1-4 pm 4/3-4/7
Saturday Fun Workshops
5-10 years $30
*please register by the Wed. before class
LEGO® Art & Architecture
Work in small groups to build such grand
structures such as the Parthenon, Notre
Dame Cathedral, Empire State Building
and tree houses of Papua New Guinea.
7701 Sa 10 am-12 pm *1/14
LEGO® Minecraft
Engineering FUNdamentals
Build a motorized walking Creeper, terrify-
ing Ghast and motorized Minecart!
7702 Sa 10 am-12 pm *2/11
Simple Machines using LEGO®
Build racing cars, launching catapults and
lifting cranes using the engineer’s tools of
lever, pulley, wedge, screw, inclined plane,
wheel and axle to get the job done.
7703 Sa 10 am-12 pm *3/11
LEGO® Wheeled Wonders
Build and reengineer such motorized ve-
hicles as massive monster trucks, record-
setting race cars and luxurious RVs.
7704 Sa 10 am-12 pm *5/6
PETS TO PALS DOG TRAINING
14 years-adult $70+$10 materials fee
ABC Certied Catherine Gould offers a
balanced approach to obedience, lead-
ership and socialization. An adult must
accompany handlers under 18. Proof of
Rabies/DHPP vaccination is required. No
retractable leashes are allowed. Par-
ticipation is at instructor’s discretion. $10
materials fee payable at rst class. Held
outdoors at BVC Park, 7050 E Ralston St.
for dogs under one year
for dogs over one year
Basic Obedience
Name recognition, sit, down, stay, leave it,
watch me, nd it and come commands.
7686 Sa 9-9:50 am 1/21-2/11
7688 Sa 11-11:50 am 1/21-2/11
7692 Sa 9-9:50 am 4/1-4/22
7694 Sa 11-11:50 am 4/1-4/22
Beyond Basic Obedience
Settle, stand, shake and place commands
plus leadership and problem solving
games. Must take Basic Obedience rst.
7689 Sa 9-9:50 am 2/25-3/18
7691 Sa 11-11:50 am 2/25-3/18
7695 Sa 9-9:50 am 4/29-5/20
7697 Sa 11-11:50 am 4/29-5/20
Total Recall
Covers stay, advanced stay w/distractions,
returning when called, returning with dis-
tractions. For dogs 6 months and up.
7687 Sa 10-10:50 am 1/21-2/11
7690 Sa 10-10:50 am 2/25-3/18
7693 Sa 10-10:50 am 4/1-4/22
7696 Sa 10-10:50 am 4/29-5/20
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PET WELLNESS
Please leave your dog at home for these
pet owner seminars led by Registered Vet-
erinary Technician/Certied Professional
Dog Trainer Shannon Coyner. At 3521
Arundel Circle #B.
www.venturapetwellness.com
Helping your Reactive Dog
18 years-adult $20
Find out why your dog whines, barks or
lunges at other animals or people and
learn ways to help it become less reactive.
7698 Sa 10 am-12 pm 1/14
Canine Body Language Seminar
18 years-adult $20
Identify signs of anxiety versus playfulness
and open new lines of communication
with your pet.
7699 Sa 10 am-12 pm 3/18
Preventing Separation Anxiety
18 years-adult $20
Learn how to help if your dog barks or
whines, destroys things and has potty ac-
cidents while you are away from home.
7700 Sa 10 am-12 pm 5/20
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
CLASSES
16 years-adult $55/$65
MBA and corporate trainer Randy Pazen
translates complex business concepts and
learning theories into engaging, job spe-
cic stories and examples that audiences
can easily apply to improve their own
work situations. Join us in the Santa Cruz
Conference Room at Ventura City Hall,
501 Poli Street.
FISH!
Have fun at work and still get things done
applying the four “play” ingredients of FISH
philosophy to your workplace that make
employees more relaxed, happy, engaged,
creative, energetic, secure and motivated.
8199 W 5-8 pm 1/11 $55
8205 Th 5-8 pm 1/26 $55
The Myers Briggs
Type Indicator (MBTI)
Understand your own and co-worker
communication and decision making pref-
erences and strengths using MBTI. Bring
a $25 materials fee for the MBTI survey,
report and meeting with a certied MBTI
Practitioner to review your results and
next action steps.
8200 W 2-5 pm 2/8 $65
8206 Th 2-5 pm 2/23 $65
Building a Rock Solid Team
Your organization’s success depends on
effective group interaction and shared
projects. Look at common challenges, best
practices and work preferences to create
a harmonious and productive team.
8201 W 2-4 pm 3/8 $65
8202 Th 2-4 pm 3/23 $65
Leading Across Generational Differences
Learn new partnering and communication
skills to set goals, assign work, give praise
and diagnose and resolve performance
problems and get optimum performance
and satisfaction from your staff.
8203 W 2-4 pm 4/5 $55
8207 Th 2-4 pm 4/20 $55
Speaking and Presenting Like a Pro!
Learn what professional speakers, trainers,
magicians and comedians know as they
prep, research and deliver content that en-
gages audiences and transfers knowledge.
Overcome the fear of public speaking and
get those butteries to y in formation!
8208 W 2-5 pm 5/10 $65
8209 Th 2-5 pm 5/25 $65
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
THE ARTS
CREATIVE WRITING
Mermaid Tales
and Dragon Wings
8-16 years $115
Quest and escape with Valerie Pike, chil-
dren’s author of “Crimson and the Battle of
Lonely Mountain” (receive her book in the
class fee), as you draw and paint your own
fantasy characters and create and story-
board an adventure for this “creative writing
fun shop. No class 2/11 & 5/6. At BVC.
7760 Sa 10 am-12 pm *1/21-2/25
7764 Sa 10 am-12 pm *4/15-5/20
Preserving your Past
50 years+ $80
Write up your life stories in fun, easy to
handle chapters that can quickly add up to
a wonderful book for your family. Prompts
such as “Your Mamma’s Kitchen” will trig-
ger creativity to write whatever comes to
mind. At VAAC.
7548 F 9:30-11:30 am 1/27-3/24
7549 F 9:30-11:30 am 3/31-5/26
MUSIC
Dynamic Singers Children’s Choir
5-12 years $75+$5 materials fee
Learn basic music warm-ups, fundamentals
and theory through different genres of
music, languages and dance moves for a
concert for family on the last day of class.
Instructor Daniela Flores-Palomino. At Bible
Fellowship Church, Room 206, 6950 E
Ralston St. *No class 2/20.
8038 M 4:30-5:30 pm *2/6-3/20
THEATRE
Creative Performing Arts
6-12 years $160
Build up your condence to perform
before an audience using improvisation
and other acting techniques with materials
based on your own experiences, thoughts
and feelings. Instructor Patricia Lynn-Strick-
land. At Bible Fellowship Church, Room
206, 6950 E Ralston St.
8047 Tu 4-6 pm 1/31-3/21
8048 Tu 4-6 pm 4/11-5/30
Improvisation for Youth
8-12 years $50
Gain self-condence, team building skills
and theater knowledge as you create
theater “in the moment” and a nal day
showcase for family and friends. Instructor
Jackie Ringhof. At BVC. At VAAC.
8049 W 3:15-4 pm 1/25-2/22
8050 W 3:15-4 pm 3/1-3/29
8051 W 3:15-4 pm 4/19-5/17
Acting for Amateurs
45 years+ $50
No theatre background? Our lively, inter-
active class requires neither memorizing
nor unassisted mobility. At VAAC.
7477 Th 1-2 pm 3/2-3/23
Basic Guitar
9 years-adult $55
Bring your own acoustic or electric guitar
to learn folk and pop strums, patterns and
chord progressions. At Dudley House, 197
N Ashwood St. Instructor Randy Covington
*No class 4/4.
8039 Tu 7-8:30 pm 1/24-2/28
8040 Tu 7-8:30 pm *3/14-4/25
8041 Tu 7-8:30 pm 5/9-6/13
Advanced Guitar
9 years-adult $50
Learn to improvise, take a solo and play
lls behind a vocalist or other instrument.
Students should know basic open and bar
chords and bring their own acoustic or
electric guitar. At Dudley House, 197 N
Ashwood St. Instructor Randy Covington
*No class 4/4.
8042 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm 1/24-2/28
8043 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm *3/14-4/25
8044 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm 5/9-6/13
Good Vibrations:
The Science of Sound and Music
50 years & up $80
Why does middle C played on a piano
sound different from the same note
played on an oboe? Explore the or-
chestra’s many musical instruments, from
strings and woodwinds to horns and
percussion, their shape, size, materials and
pitches and how hearing aids may affect
the perception of music, in partnership
with CSU Channel Islands. Instructor Dr.
Jerry Clifford. Call 805/437-2738 to regis-
ter. At VAAC.
Tu 1:30-3:30 pm 1/24-3/14
Music, Theatre & Creative Writing
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BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St
THE ARTS
Classes in Theatre • Dance • Music • Art
Wellness • Family • For all ages
AT BARRANCA VISTA CENTER
Explore with Me
3-5 years and adult $65
Discover the world of art through the
eyes of your child with such hands-on
activities as sculpture, painting, collage,
drawing and more. At BVC.
6774 W 5:15-6 pm 1/11-2/15
6775 F 10:30-11:15 am 1/13-2/17
Cartooning
8-12 years $50
Draw wonderful characters with Mr. Scott,
a cartoon master. At BVC. *No class 2/20.
7707 M 5-6 pm *1/23-3/6
7708 M 5-6 pm 4/10-5/15
Fashion Styling
12 years-adult $100+$25 for materials
Aspiring fashionistas will explore such
industry career roles as trend spotter,
designer, stylist, marketer, director, brander
and blogger with short lectures and fash-
ion challenges to play, create, socialize and
develop good working habits. Instructor
Maria Shelia Garcia. At BVC. *No class
2/20.
12-16 years
8056 M 6-7:30 pm *1/30-3/27
16 years-adult
8057 Th 6-7:30 pm 4/13-6/1
Photography with Brent Russell Paull
At BVC. www.amwestphoto.com
Nature & Wildlife Photography
16 years-adult $100
Hone such photo-craft techniques as
composition rules, eld tactics and how
your camera looks at light as you make
great wildlife images. Meet at the 1400
Spinnaker Drive wildlife ponds. After lunch
on your own go to BVC to edit and pro-
cess your images.
8196 Sa 8-11 am & 1-3 pm 1/21
Learn Digital Photography
16 years-adult $65
Brent covers camera use, lenses, equip-
ment, tripods and understanding exposure
and composition from basic concepts
through advanced techniques for beginner/
intermediate digital photographers. At BVC.
8195 Sa 3-6 pm 3/18
Fun with Watercolor
15 years-adult $68
Learn basic techniques, color theory and
how to paint in an outside environment.
Experienced painters may work on their
own projects. At BVC.
6792 Th 10 am-12 pm 1/12-2/9
7964 Th 10 am-12 pm 3/2-3/30
7965 Th 10 am-12 pm 4/13-5/11
Open Studio
15 years-adult $80
Work in your favorite medium--watercol-
or, acrylic, oil or drawing--in this relaxed
minimal instruction environment. At BVC.
6795 Th 12:30-3:30 pm 1/12-2/9
7966 Th 12:30-3:30 pm 3/2-3/30
7967 Th 12:30-3:30 pm 4/13-5/11
Big City Inspirations
18 years-adult $85
Use wood, paint, fabric and found objects
to create skylines, people and interiors
inspired by the world’s big cities. Instructor
Judee Hauer. At BVC.
8080 W 10-11:30 am 1/25-2/22
8081 W 10-11:30 am 3/1-3/29
8082 W 10-11:30 am 4/12-5/10
RED BRICK ART &
PAINT VENTURA
7-12 years $50+$10 materials fee
Join artist Jen Livia at 4601 Telephone Rd
#112 each week to explore new subjects
and paint them in a variety of styles to dis-
cover your own unique style. All supplies
provided. www.redbrickart.com
Critters
Learn to paint all kinds of animals in many
styles including dot painting, abstract and
realistic.
7971 M 4-5:30 pm 4/10-5/8
Flowers, Bugs and Trees
Choose what inspires you to create
unique art in abstract, realistic, pop, cubist
and fantasy styles.
7972 Tu 4-5:30 pm 2/21-3/21
Landscapes Big and Small
Paint landscapes with trees, mountains,
waves, waterfalls and other details using
many techniques.
6784 W 4-5:30 pm 1/11-2/8
7973 W 4-5:30 pm 5/17-6/14
Won Jong-Eagle Troop 102
Thank you, Won
Jong, for building
BVC’s new little
free libraries last
August for your
community service
project.
“Check out” BVC’s Little Free Libraries
Visual Arts
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
Deadline
October 2
Enter the 2017 City of Ventura
PHOTO CONTEST!
Photographers of all ages are invited
to enter with two ways to win:
1) People’s Choice by online votes
and 2) Judges’ Choice by visual
arts professionals. Check online for
contest details and view all entries.
www.cityofventura.net/photocontest
2016 Editor’s Pick: Stephanie Gartner, Lifeguard Towers
THREE CATEGORIES
ARCHITECTURE
ENVIRONMENT
CULTURE & COMMUNITY
Proceeds from this calendar benet City of Ventura Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships programs.
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Photo: Tammy Sims
Enter the 2017 City of
Ventura Photo Contest
by October 2
Three Categories:
• Environment
• Architecture
• Culture & Community
www.cityofventura.net/
photocontest
View all 2016 entries
and winners online
2016 City of Ventura
Photo Contest winners:
Top: Jacqueline Counter
Left: Tammy Sims
Bottom: Lysa Urban
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2017
Ventura Views
Ventura Views
Buy a 2017 Ventura Views
calendar at City Hall room 226
featuring photo contest winners
FRIDAYS WITH FRIENDS
18 years-adult $40+$20 materials fee
Join Alison Mytych and your friends for
hikes, art projects, camaraderie and new
perspectives on our great state. Complete
details online.
New Year-New You!
Meet in the City Hall Atrium for an “art
hike” up the moderate-to-easy trails
behind City Hall.
8221 F 9:30 am-12:30 pm 1/20
Carpinteria Seal Rookery Hike
Meet at Harbor Blvd train station with
$22 for your RT ticket. On our Coastal
Vista Trail hike we’ll make plein air sketch-
es of new Harbor Seal pups from above
and break for a self-paid lunch before our
train returns.
8222 F 9:10 am-2:45 pm 2/10
Whale Watch Hike
Meet at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu
(self-paid lunch there later) for a hike up
Pt Dume’s bluffs sketch migrating cow/calf
Gray Whales below us.
8223 F 9:30 am-12:30 pm 3/17
8224 F 9:30 am-12:30 pm 4/21
CERAMIC ARTS
Any materials fees are due at rst class
Family Clay Fun
5-11 years and adult $75
Parent and child work together to create
hand-built projects in clay. $35 for ad-
ditional child or adult. At BVC. Instructor
Michelle Solorio.
7968 M 6:15-7:30 pm 4/10-5/15
Pottery and Ceramic Hand Building
16 years-adult $110+$15 materials fee
Pinch, coil, use slab construction, glaze and
decorate to create your own ceramic
masterpieces. At BVC. Instructor Kim
Clarke. *No class 3/22.
7969 W 6-8 pm *3/8-4/19
Figurative Clay Sculpture
16 years-adult $110+$20 materials fee
Create your own gure and face sculp-
tures using a variety of techniques. At
BVC. Instructor Kim Clarke.
7970 W 6-8 pm 4/26-5/31
Pottery for Adults
18 years-adult $105+$10 materials fee
Creativity and originality are encouraged
as you master such techniques as pinching,
coiling, slab and potter’s wheel. Westpark
Crafts Room, 450 W Harrison Ave.
7475 Th 10:30 am-12:30 pm 3/9-4/20
Mosaics for Adults
18 years-adult $120
Take 7496 if you are new to mosaics and
7495 if you want to hone your skills. At
VAAC Rincon Room.
7496 W 6-8 pm 2/1-2/15
7495 W 6-8 pm 2/22-3/8
CHILDREN experience another world culture
as they dream, paint, create or dance
Your favorite TEACHER receives a unique gift
to share with many students
You support a COMMUNITY ARTIST who spreads
a love of art to an entire classroom
Visit www.cityofventura.net/bvc to view 2016
workshops, many of which will return in 2017.
26th
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Buy a $45
certicate
now for the
classroom of
your choice
for the 2017
season!
Contact: Kathryn Dippong Lawson at kdippong@cityofventura.net
or 805-654-7552 • www.cityofventura.net/bvc
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BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St
THE ARTS
DANCE AT BVC
Parent & Me Creative Dance
2.5-4 years with adult $60
Explore all the ways you can partner and
move with your child using imaginative
play, music and props. Wear comfortable
clothes for easy moves. Instructor Jenae
Kartawidjaja.
7768 W 10-10:45 am 1/25-3/15
7769 W 10-10:45 am 4/12-5/31
Pop Dance with Cassie Lawhead
3-11 years $65
Energetic boys and girls mix and move to
hip hop and jazz! Wear your funky atti-
tude, comfortable attire and rubber soled
shoes. Parents may stay for rst and last
class only. *No class 2/20 & 5/29.
Mini-Pop Dance 3-5 years (Pre-K)
7773 M 4-4:45 pm *1/23-3/20
7776 M 4-4:45 pm *4/17-6/12
Pop Dance I 5-7 years (K-1)
7778 M 4:45-5:30 pm *1/23-3/20
7782 M 4:45-5:30 pm *4/17-6/12
Pop Dance II 7-9 years (2-3)
7785 W 4-4:45 pm 1/25-3/15
7786 W 4-4:45 pm 4/19-6/7
Pop Dance III 9-11 years (4-5)
7788 W 4:45-5:30 1/25-3/15
7789 W 4:45-5:30 4/19-6/7
Polynesian Dance
6 years-adult $65/$55
Have fun learning the Hula and other
Polynesian dances. *No class 2/18 & 5/27.
6-12 years with Elaine Tavares $55
7794 Sa 12:15-1 pm *1/28-3/11
7797 Sa 12:15-1 pm *4/22-6/3
9 years-adult with Dee Dee Henry $65
7798 W 5:30-6:15 pm 1/25-3/15
7799 W 5:30-6:15 pm 4/12-5/31
Intermediate to Advanced
12 years-adult with Elaine Tavares $65
7800 W 6:15-7:30 pm 1/25-3/15
7801 W 6:15-7:30 pm 4/12-5/31
Line Dance with a Twist
18 years-adult $60
Experienced line dancers enjoy exercise
fun with a twist of salsa, ballroom and jazz.
Instructor Jackie Ringhof. At BVC. *No
class 1/16 & 5/29.
7086 M/W 1-2 pm *1/4-2/8
8008 M/W 1-2 pm 2/15-3/22
8009 M/W 1-2 pm 3/27-4/26
8010 M/W 1-2 pm *5/1-6/5
Adult Ballet
18 years-adult $60
Release stress as you tone, strengthen
and increase exibility. Wear comfortable
clothes for easy movement. Instructor
Jenae Kartawidjaja. At BVC.
8084 W 7:30-8:30 pm 1/25-3/15
8085 W 7:30-8:30 pm 4/12-5/31
Tap with Haley
18 years-adult $60
All dance levels are welcome for this great
mental/physical workout with simple steps
and rhythm patterns. Instructor Haley-
Nicole Harwood. At BVC.
Beginner/Intermediate Tappers
6831 Su 2-3 pm 1/8-2/12
8011 Su 2-3 pm 2/19-3/26
8012 Su 2-3 pm 4/2-5/7
Intermediate Tappers
8013 M 7:15-8:15 pm 2/27-4/3
8014 M 7:15-8:15 pm 4/10-5/15
•See “Fitness for All” pages 18 & 19 for
Belly Dance-4-Fitness
Cardio Belly Dance
Dancers Body Cardio Barre and Sculpt
CLASSES AT BILLY CLOWER
DANCE STUDIO
75 MacMillian Ave
Tap shoes and exercise-type dancewear
are required for tap classes.
SPRING BREAK DANCE CAMPS
Moana’s Luau
5-10 years $130
Take an action-packed fantastic voyage
to a mystic South Pacic island across an
open dance oor in the face of impossible
odds and enormous monsters. Create fun
costume pieces and props for our nal day
dance performance for parents and family.
Bring snack and rellable water bottle daily.
5-7 years
7988 M-F 9:30 am-12:30 pm 4/3-4/7
8-10 years
7989 M-F 1-4 pm 4/3-4/7
Friday Night Tap
12 years-adult $40
Learn basic steps, combinations and
routines to upbeat rhythms and music.
Classes are progressive but designed for
the beginner. Instructor Elli Busch. *No
class 5/26.
8015 F 6:30-7:30 pm 1/20-2/10
8016 F 6:30-7:30 pm 2/24-3/17
8017 F 6:30-7:30 pm 4/14-5/5
8018 F 6:30-7:30 pm *5/12-6/9
Friday Night Tap--Next Steps
12 years-adult $40
Want to learn more complex steps and
combinations beyond the basics? Dance
to music through the decades in this
friendly fast paced class. Instructor Elli
Busch. *No class 5/26.
8019 F 7:30-8:30 pm 1/20-2/10
8020 F 7:30-8:30 pm 2/24-3/17
8021 F 7:30-8:30 pm 4/14-5/5
8022 F 7:30-8:30 pm *5/12-6/9
Dance
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
BILLY CLOWER DANCE
CLASSES AT BVC
Wear leotard with tights for girls; white
t-shirt with black shorts for boys; and tap
and/or ballet shoes for everyone, unless
noted otherwise.
Parent & Me
Ballet/Tumble Combo
18 months-2 years with adult $72
Help your child discover movement and
expression in a fun upbeat class that
includes mom, dad or another loved one
participating along with the little dancer.
Your child will dance, tumble, stretch, play
and imagine with instruments, props and
more! Wear comfortable clothes that you
can move in. Instructor Tiara Pitre.
7984 F 9-9:45 am 2/17-3/24
7985 F 9-9:45 am 4/14-5/19
Hip Hop Flip Flop
3-5 years $72
Learn age appropriate moves geared
toward rhythm, precision, isolated moves
and personal grooves plus beginner acro/
tumbling. Wear comfortable clothes to
move in with sneakers. Instructor Tiara
Pitre.
7986 F 10:30-11:15 am 2/17-3/24
7987 F 10:30-11:15 am 4/14-5/19
Tap & Twirl Ballet Combo 1
3-4 years $72
Very young dancers express their inde-
pendence without mom or dad’s help as
they sing and play movement games using
such props as scarves, hula hoops, tam-
bourines and wings. Instructor Marni King.
7974 Tu 3:15-4 pm 2/14-3/21
7975 Tu 3:15-4 pm 4/11-5/16
Tap & Twirl Ballet Combo 2
5-6 years $72
Beginners will build on the movements
from Tap and Twirl Ballet Combo 1 to
learn more challenging tap and ballet skills.
Instructor Marni King.
7976 Tu 4-5 pm 2/14-3/21
7977 Tu 4-5 pm 4/11-5/16
Beautiful Ballerinas
3-9 years $72
Learn fundamental techniques, positions
and exercises for exibility, balance, poise
and grace and the importance of follow-
ing instructions, taking turns and being a
productive member of a group.
3-4 years with Tiara Pitre
7982 F 9:45-10:30 am 2/17-3/24
7983 F 9:45-10:30 am 4/14-5/19
5-6 years with Marni King
7978 Th 3:15-4 pm 2/16-3/23
7979 Th 3:15-4 pm 4/13-5/18
7-9 years with Marni King
7980 Th 4-5 pm 2/16-3/23
7981 Th 4-5 pm 4/13-5/18
KELYLA’S PERFORMING
ART CENTER
1547 Los Angeles Ave #102, Ventura
PC=Parent are welcome to participate.
*No classes 5/26, 5/27, 5/29, 6/9 & 6/10.
** Mandatory Performance Class: Class
takes part in a summer show on June 24
and requires black leggings plus a $30
costume fee.
Pre-K Tap/Jazz PC
3-5 years $40
Children will love making sounds with
their feet as they learn jazz rhythms and
such basic tap steps as aps, shufe, buf-
falo and toe heel. Tap shoes are required.
7990 Sa 9:30-10:15 am 1/21-2/11
7991 Sa 9:30-10:15 am 4/22-5/13
7992 Sa 9:30-10:15 am *5/20-6/24**
Ballet/Acro Classes
3-8 years $40
Learn basic ballet techniques such as
pointing your toes, foot positions and bal-
ancing, plus somersaults and handstands.
Acro mat safety requires NO shoes, socks
or tights. Black leotard and convertible
tights (sold at studio for $15) are required.
Parents are welcome to participate.
Pre-K Ballet/Acro PC 3-5 years
7993 F 3:45-4:30 pm 1/20-2/10
7994 F 3:45-4:30 pm 4/21-5/12
7995 F 3:45-4:30 pm *5/19-6/23**
7996 Sa 10:15-11 am 1/21-2/11
7997 Sa 10:15-11 am 4/22-5/13
7998 Sa 10:15-11 am *5/20-6/24**
Ballet/Acro 6-8 years
8235 Sa 11-11:45 am 1/21-2/11
8236 Sa 11-11:45 am 4/22-5/13
8237 Sa 11-11:45 am *5/20-6/24**
Beginning Acro
6-12 years $40
Learn learning somersaults, cartwheels and
bridges at your own pace. Wear comfort-
able, stretchy clothes and bare feet, hair up.
7999 W 3:45-4:30 pm 1/18-2/8
8000 W 3:45-4:30 pm 4/26-5/17
8001 W 3:45-4:30 pm *5/24-6/14**
Tap/Jazz Combo
6-12 years $40
Learn basic jazz and tap techniques and
combinations while focusing on each
style’s steps, rhythms and techniques. Tap
and jazz shoes are required.
8002 M 3:45-4:30 pm 1/23-2/13
8003 M 3:45-4:30 pm 4/24-5/15
8004 M 3:45-4:30 pm *5/22-6/19**
Beginning Hip Hop
6-12 years $40
Learn popular street dance moves in a
fun environment. Wear athletic shoes and
comfortable clothes you can move in, no
jeans or shorts.
8005 F 4:30-5:15 pm 1/20-2/10
8006 F 4:30-5:15 pm 4/21-5/12
8007 F 4:30-5:15 pm *5/19-6/23**
Adult Combo Dance
16 years-adult $40
20 minutes each of ballet strengthening,
then tap and nally a jazz/hip hop combo.
Tan tap shoes required; plus athletic shoes,
socks and comfortable stretchy clothing.
8232 M 6-7 pm 1/23-2/13
8233 M 6-7 pm 4/24-5/15
8234 M 6-7 pm *5/22-6/19**
DANCE WITH ED & CAROL
Learn the fun steps that make “Dancing
with the Stars” so popular! A dance step
DVD is included in fee so you can prac-
tice at home. At BVC.
Ballroom Dancing
16 years-adult $55/person
Enjoy the magic of smoothly moving
across the oor with the waltz, fox trot,
swing and rumba!
6858 Tu 7:30-8:30 pm 1/10-2/14
8023 Tu 7:30-8:30 pm 2/28-4/4
8024 Tu 7:30-8:30 pm 4/11-5/16
Swing and Nightclub Dancing
16 years-adult $55/person
Swing the night away, East & West Coast
style! No partner needed.
6861 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm 1/10-2/14
8025 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm 2/28-4/4
8026 Tu 8:30-9:30 pm 4/11-5/16
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BVC= Barranca Vista Center or Park, 7050 E Ralston St
HOUSE OF DANCE
3007 Bunsen #E, 650-2719
Wear suede/leather shoes, no
sneakers
Instructor Patricia Monico
www.pmhouseofdance.com
East Coast Swing for Youth
7-11 years $69/person
Move to new music and classics with high
energy triple time swing! Parents must
attend rst class and enter studio to drop
off/pick up children.
8027 Sa 2-3 pm 1/21-2/25
8028 Sa 2-3 pm 3/4-4/8
8029 Sa 2-3 pm 4/15-5/20
Beginning Argentine Tango
18 years-adult $69/person
Tango in no time with our “true basics in
six weeks” class.
8030 W 6:30-7:30 pm 1/25-3/1
8031 W 6:30-7:30 pm 3/8-4/12
8032 W 6:30-7:30 pm 4/19-5/24
Dance & Date Night
18 years-adult $69/person
Visit our website to select the hour,
session and dance(s) you want to learn–
Tango, East/West Coast Swing, Cha Cha,
Waltz, Rumba, Country/Nightclub Two
Step. Then register with the session codes
below. *No class 4/16.
7079 Su 1/8-2/12
8033 Su 2/19-3/26
8034 Su *4/2-5/14
Afternoon Delight Ballroom
50 years+ $69/person
Couples or singles, avoid night driving and
learn three ballroom dance styles every
six weeks.
7082 Th 1-2 pm 1/5-2/9
8035 Th 1-2 pm 2/16-3/23
8036 Th 1-2 pm 3/30-5/4
8037 Th 1-2 pm 5/11-6/15
NAMBA
nambaarts.com 47 S Oak St
Flamenco Dance
18 years-adult $75
Learn Spain’s passionate gypsy dance form
and its cultural signicance as you build up
your exibility, grace, tness and con-
dence. Instructor Wendy Castellanos.
8192 W 7:30-8:30 pm 2/1-2/22
8193 W 7:30-8:30 pm 3/8-3/29
8194 W 7:30-8:30 pm 4/12-5/3
DANCE AT VAAC
International Folk Dance
18 years-adult $20/person
Socialize, challenge the mind and visit rich
cultures as you move to great music, stay
t and build endurance, coordination and
better balance. At VAAC
Beginning
7463 W 2:30-4 pm 1/25-3/1
7465 W 2:30-4 pm 3/8-4/12
7466 W 2:30-4 pm 4/19-5/24
Intermediate
7464 W 4-5:30 pm 1/25-3/1
7467 W 4-5:30 pm 3/8-4/12
7468 W 4-5:30 pm 4/19-5/24
Dancing in the A.M.
50 years+ Free
Drop in with comfortable shoes to enjoy
upbeat Ballroom, Latin & Swing. No part-
ner needed.
M 10:30-11:30 am VAAC
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PARKS, RECREATION &
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
www.cityofventura.net
Visit E.P. Foster Library 2nd oor and
choose the artwork that inspires you to
create your own poem or short story
Enter by April
4
, 2017
Prizes in three age categories.
Teachers
and Writer
Lesson Plans:
Guidelines, images and winning
entries from years past at
cityofventura.net/ArtTales
Photo: Steve Luna
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
Ventura Supper Club
50 years & up
Enjoy informal group dining at local
restaurants on third Thursdays 5-7 pm
with transportation and cost of meal at
your own expense. You must register in
advance at www.cityofventura.net/register
or 658-4726.
Now Ventura
7544 Th 5-7 pm 2/16
Ferraro’s Italian
7545 Th 5-7 pm 3/16
Winchesters
7546 Th 5-7 pm 4/20
The Patio Restaurant
7547 Th 5-7 pm 5/18
BUS & WALKING TOURS
The Broad Museum
teen-adult $30
Maryanne Irving will ready you to explore
the modern art collections of LA’s most
popular new museum with a stop for
lunch.
7368 W 9 am-5 pm 1/11
8059 W 9 am-5 pm 5/3
Peking Acrobats
10 years-adult $65
These masters of agility have astonished
audiences with their juggling dexterity,
balancing feats, trick-cycling, precision tum-
bling and gymnastics as they defy gravity.
At Santa Barbara’s Granada Theater with
pre-show lunch on your own.
7555 Su 11:30 am-5:30 pm 1/15
Little Tokyo &
Japanese American History
10 years-adult $35
On our one-mile “Explore LA” walking
tour, visit the Japanese American National
Museum and the beautiful gardens in
the Japanese American Cultural Center
as well as the Space Shuttle Challenger
Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Memorial and
the Go for Broke Monument to Japanese
American World War II veterans with a
stop for lunch on your own.
7553 Tu 9 am-5 pm 1/17
MOCA
teen-adult $35
Mary Neville is your guide to the ground-
breaking, historically-signicant contempo-
rary masterworks found in the Museum
of Contemporary Art.
8061 W 9 am-5 pm 1/25
TRAVEL WITH US!
“Rent” at the Pantages
teen-adult $95
Puccini’s opera “La Bohème” gets an
update as a musical about impoverished
young artists struggling in New York City’s
East Village and Alphabet City with music
and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.
8060 Sa 11 am-5 pm 1/28
Canada Ballet BC
10 years-adult $70
This company of unique dancers, each
with exquisite classical and contemporary
training, will perform a bold program of
works by three acclaimed female chore-
ographers. At Santa Barbara’s Granada
Theater with pre-show dinner on your
own.
7557 F 5:30-11 pm 2/3
Romeos & Juliets at Disney Hall
teen-adult $75
Maestro Dudamel, LA Phil and violinist
Lisa Batiashvili capture the dramatic thun-
der and aching beauty of Tchaikovsky’s
famed Overture-Fantasy about the
doomed lovers followed by Prokoev’s
masterful ballet score.
8062 Su 11 am-5 pm 2/5
California Science Center
10 years-adult $30
Enjoy an IMAX lm experience, tour the
ecosystems, creative world and air and
space exhibits and relax for lunch at the
Trimana Café on your own.
7642 Tu 8:30 am-4:30 pm 2/7
Getty Villa
teen-adult $30
Join Mary Neville on a tour of the mu-
seum’s stunning Roman peristyle gardens
and architecture and view the antiquities
collections by yourself or with her plus
lunch on your own at the onsite café.
8063 W 9 am-5 pm 2/8
Park your car and meet your guide
and bus in the parking lot directly
behind City Hall, 501/505 Poli St,
unless noted otherwise. Our bus has
air-conditioning and a wheelchair lift
but no restroom. Please notify us
when registering about any mobility
or ADA concerns. A registered adult
must accompany any registrant
under 18 for trips open to them. All
day trips include a meal stop, not
included in the price unless so stated,
so bring cash, credit card or BYO.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and
dress in layers for indoors and out.
Register 8 am-5 pm weekdays
(closed alternate Fridays)
• 805.658.4726
• City Hall, 501 Poli St, Rm 226
• www.cityofventura.net/register
Culture, History & Cuisine
ART VENTURES
Artists Maryanne Irving or Mary
Neville, your in-the-know guides to
SoCal cultural destinations, will prep
you one the way and lead homebound
bus discussions about your fascinating
art encounters. Explore venues with
them, with docents and (where
permitted) on your own.
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Island Packers
Whale Watching
10 years-adult $50
All aboard! We hope to see migrating gray
whales, seals, sea lions and several species of
dolphins and perhaps even an orca whale
pod. BYO or have lunch on your own on
the boat. No bus (meet at Island Packers)
7640 Sa 8:30 am-4 pm 2/25
Reagan Library
10 years-adult $35
Explore such permanent exhibits as the
Oval Ofce, Berlin Wall and Air Force
One plus rotating exhibits at Simi Valley’s
Presidential library with lunch on your
own onsite.
7563 Tu 9 am-5 pm 3/7
Picasso, Rivera, Dürer
& Cranach at LACMA
teen-adult $45
Maryanne Irving is your guide to two Los
Angeles County Museum of Art exhibits:
“Picasso and Rivera: Conversations across
Time” and “Renaissance and Reformation:
German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cra-
nach” with lunch onsite on your own.
8065 W 9 am-5 pm 3/8
Hansel and Gretel
10 years-adult $40
The Grimm Brothers Band brings this
Black Forest fairy tale to life with a rock
‘n’ roll score and set inspired by Lemony
Snicket and Roald Dahl. At UCSB Camp-
bell Hall with a pre-show stop for lunch
on your own.
7558 Su 1-6:30 pm 3/12
Lotusland
10 years-adult $55
After a docent-led tour of Ganna Wal-
ska’s dramatic, unexpected and whimsical
37-acre landscape of spectacular exotic
plants, have lunch in Summerland on your
own
7564 Th 9 am-3 pm 3/16
Solvang Art Tour
teen-adult $50
Explore the “Little Denmark of the
Central Coast” and its downtown district
of historic murals and fountains on foot.
Stop for lunch and peruse more than 150
unique shops, bakeries and art galleries on
your own.
8197 W 9 am-5 pm 2/15
Casa del Herrero
10 years-adult $45
Take a 90-minute docent-led tour of this
legendary house, gardens and workshop
designed by George Washington Smith
located north of Montecito followed by
lunch on your own in downtown Santa
Barbara.
7566 Th 9 am-2:30 pm 2/16
Getty Center
teen-adult $30
Maryanne Irving will prep you for the
traveling Louvre exhibit of the Enlighten-
ment’s greatest sculptor, Edmé Bouchar-
don. Upon arrival we take a docent-led
tour of the museum’s unique architecture
and gardens with lunch later onsite on
your own.
8064 W 9 am-5 pm 2/22
Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour
21 years and up $64
Explore our city’s gourmet food bounty,
converse with well-known local chefs and
shop owners, and sample olive oil, cheese,
wine, seafood, gelato, artisanal baked
goods, Italian and Polynesian fare. This
mostly on-your-feet walking tour covers
12 city blocks and meets at City Hall’s
front steps. www.venturafoodtours.com
7560 W 10 am-2 pm 2/22
Santa Barbara Zoo
10 years-adult $45
Visit with amingos, the African lion, west-
ern gorillas and more. Take part in a giraffe
feeding and tour the zoo via train. BYO or
enjoy lunch in one of the many eateries
on site at the zoo.
7643 Tu 9 am-4 pm 3/21
Jimmie Durham at the Hammer
teen-adult $35
Join Maryanne Irving for a docent-led tour
of the museum’s exhibit on this Native
American activist whose work explores
North American indigenous peoples’ iden-
tity with lunch onsite on your own and a
visit to the UCLA Sculpture Garden.
8066 W 9 am-5 pm 3/22
Behind the Scenes
at Dodger Stadium
teen-adult $50
With Mary Neville and a Dodger guide,
take a private tour of “backstage” loca-
tions where players, owners and famous
guests meet and mingle with lunch on
your own.
8067 Sa 9 am-5 pm 3/25
LA Natural History Museum
10 years-adult $45
Discover our world, past and present
as you encounter dinosaurs, experience
nature, explore dioramas and marvel at
one of the world’s great gem and mineral
collections. BYO or have lunch onsite on
your own.
7568 Tu 8:30 am-5 pm 4/4
“Into the Woods”
at Ahmanson Theater
teen-adult $85
Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical
features your favorite Brothers Grimm
storybook characters including a childless
couple who set out to end a curse placed
on them by a vengeful witch. Lunch stop
on the way.
8068 Sa 11 am-5 pm 4/8
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
Maritime Museum
Channel Islands
10 years-adult $50
Visit this Port Hueneme museum’s
treasure trove of maritime paintings,
ship models and artifacts that rival some
European and U.S. collections, including
intricate bone models carved by French
soldiers held captive during the early 19th
century Napoleonic wars with a lunch
stop after the museum visit.
7567 Tu 10 am-3 pm 4/11
Huntington Library,
Gallery & Gardens
teen-adult $55
Maryanne Irving plus a docent will guide
you through the library, art collections and
estate gardens or explore it by yourself
with lunch on your own at an on-site café.
8069 W 9 am-5 pm 4/12
Ostrichland and Los Olivos
10 years-adult $35
Tour this Solvang working ranch and feed
its ostriches and emus; then explore, have
lunch at and wine taste in charming Los
Olivas on your own.
7562 Tu 8:30 am-4:30 4/18
The Funk Zone Art Tour
teen-adult $45
Join artist Mary Neville for a coffee and
pastry at Lucky Penny before setting off
for an Arts Fund gallery tour of local artist
studios and public art murals in Santa
Barbara’s south-of-the-freeway art-zone
with a break for lunch.
8231 Sa 9 am-5 pm 4/22
Santa Barbara Blueberries
10 years-adult $25
Enjoy the drive north to Santa Barbara’s
Restoration Oaks Ranch for blueberry
picking and a tour of the ranch followed
by a lunch on your own in Carpinteria.
7565 Th 9:30 am-2:30 pm 4/27
Yo-Yo Ma,
Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
10 years-adult $90
The virtuoso cellist, double bassist and
mandolinist—all MacArthur Fellows—
follow up on their sold-out 2011 Goat
Rodeo Sessions with another bluegrass-
jazz-classical collaboration to explore
an all-Bach program at Santa Barbara’s
Granada Theater with a pre-show dinner
on your own.
7559 Tu 4:30-10:30 pm 5/2
Tujunga Village and
Studio City’s Woodbridge Park
10 years-adult $25
The “village” hosts a main street of charm-
ing shops and restaurants that recall a
simpler time. The “park” is an idyllic neigh-
borhood of manicured lawns and cottages,
including “The Brady Bunch” house. Our
level 1½ mile “Explore LA” walking tour
includes a stop for lunch on your own.
7554 Th 9 am-5 pm 5/11
Cathedral of Our Lady of
the Angels & Olvera Street
teen-adult $35
Visit the largest U.S. collection of hanging
tapestries in a Catholic place of worship
created by Ojai artist John Nava plus
historic Olvera Street with a lunch stop, all
guided by Maryanne Irving.
8070 W 9 am-5 pm 5/17
Ojai Tasting Tour
21 years and up $64
Explore Ojai’s great dining destinations in
six stops! Talk with local chefs and shop
owners; sample family recipes, tamales
and infused olive oils; and enjoy wine in
a tasting room and fare from an artisanal
bakery. Meet the bus at City Hall back
parking lot. www.venturafoodtours.com
7561 W 10 am-2 pm 5/24
Bartók, Janáček &
Stravinsky at Disney Hall
teen-adult $75
A powerhouse program! Dudamel and
LA Phil partner with the astonishing Yuja
Wang in Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.
1; and join with the LA Master Chorale
and soloists for two arresting choral
works: Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles and
Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass. Lunch stop on
the way.
8071 Su 11 am-5 pm 5/28
WALKING TOURS WITH
GLENDA JACKSON
Meet your guide, a local historian and
author, at City Hall’s front steps.
Ma Duncan Ventura’s
Trial of the Century
teen-adult $15
Tour this former courthouse and the very
courtroom where this infamous 1959
murder-for-hire trial was held, replete with
actual audio recordings and memorabilia
from the case.
8220 Sa 12-2 pm 2/4
History and Homes
teen-adult $15
Wear comfortable shoes for this down-
town walkabout through Ventura’s storied
history; view the exteriors of its nest
vintage homes including a Painted Lady
said to be haunted.
8219 Sa 12-2 pm 5/6
CURB TO CURB
Our door-to-door service
for people with physical
limitations takes you to a
different place for lunch
every month! Reserve a
spot in advance at www.
cityofventura.net/register or 658-4726 M-F
8-5. A lift is available, but please mention
any wheelchair or ADA requirements.
Note there are no refunds for cancella-
tions and this program is available only for
City of Ventura residents.
Lazy Dog–Oxnard
7569 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 1/14 $15
Ottavio’s–Camarillo
7570 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 2/11 $15
Brendan’s Irish Pub–Camarillo
7571 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 3/11 $15
Ojai Café Emporium–Ojai
7572 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 4/1 $15
The Landing Grill–Westlake Village
7639 Sa 10 am-3:30 pm 5/13 $15
NATURE AND HISTORY
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Every year 16,000 preschool to sixth
grade school teachers and children take
part in our interactive Interpretive Out-
reach eld trips about local nature and
history at our parks, beaches and historic
sites. Find out about our 26 eld trips and
classroom presentations at
www.cityofventura.net/interpretive.
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The historic courtyard has hosted
Ventura estas since 1847 and with its
adjoining rose garden offers the ideal
ambiance for your celebration!
Rental information:
805.658.4728 • greyes@cityofventura.net
Olivas Adobe
For Weddings & Other Celebrations
by Families, Businesses & Charities.
Ghosts of Cemetery Park
teen-adult $20
Meet in the parking lot (Poli @ Crimea
Sts) for an evening foray to the gravesites,
stories and sightings of Ventura’s pioneers
--including Latino veterans of the Ameri-
can and Mexican Civil Wars and the rst
Native American California Cavalry.
8091 Sa 9-11 pm 4/1
Olivas Adobe Mysteries & Hauntings
teen-adult $25
Meet at this historic site to explore its
nighttime mysteries--a lost tunnel, buried
treasure and old cemetery--and hunt for
previously sighted phantoms such as a
bride still dressed in white.
8092 F 9-11 pm 4/14
Ortega Adobe Ghostly Tour
teen-adult $20
Meet at the working class adobe home
of Ortega Foods (215 W Main St) for a
tour and ghost hunt. The building became
a Chinese laundry, cantina, speakeasy and
boys club before restoration as a museum
rumored to be haunted.
8093 Sa 7-9 pm 4/22
HIKING WITH LARS YAHR
Meet your guide and outdoors expert at
the Arroyo Verde Park Center.
Diabetes Wellness & Motivation Hike
all ages $15
Learn about the health benets of hiking
while exploring the park’s easier trails.
8211 Sa 10 am-12 pm 2/11
Outdoors Survival Skills Adventure
8 years-adult $20
Discover “ten backpacking essentials” for
hiking and outdoor survival tips while hiking
some of Arroyo Verde Park’s many trails.
8210 Sa 10 am-12 pm 3/18
HISTORIC SITES
Albinger Archaeological Museum
113 E Main St
Reopens in June
www.cityofventura.net/
albinger
City Hall Municipal Art Collection
501 Poli St • Weekdays
7:30 am-5 pm
closed alternate Fridays
Call 658-4759 for free
docent-led tour
cityofventura.net/publicart
HISTORY & MYSTERY TOURS
WITH RICHARD SENATE
Ventura’s premier paranormal historian is
back--with his uniquely compelling stories
and walking tours. Meet onsite, dress
warmly and bring a ashlight, recorder and
camera as he guides you to document
possible spectral encounters. See also
“Richard Senate Classes” under “Specialty.
Ghost Echoes in Ventura City Hall
teen-adult $20
Meet on this former courthouse’s front
steps for admission to a special “night
court” covering such sensational trials as
convicted murderer “Ma” Duncan, the
Leo-Rocca Maa hit and cases that in-
spired lawyer Erle Stanley Gardner to cre-
ate his Perry Mason novels, plus possible
sightings of the building’s afterlife gures.
8072 F 8-10 pm 1/27
Haunted Streets of Old Ventura
teen-adult $20
Meet on City Hall’s front steps for a tour of
Ventura’s 150-year-old past from this former
courthouse down California and Main
Streets to restaurants, hotels and historic
sites such as El Jardin and the Zander Build-
ing--all documented ghost sightings sites.
8073 Sa 8-10 pm 2/11
Ghost Hunt at Olivas Adobe
teen-adult $25
Psychic Debbie Senate joins her husband
for this special evening tour, paranormal
survey and attempt to communicate with
the previously sighted “Lady in Black” and
adobe owner Raymundo Olivas himself!
8088 F 9-11 pm 2/24
Erle Stanley Gardner’s Ventura
teen-adult $20
Meet at City Hall’s front steps for admis-
sion to the former courtroom where the
crusading lawyer and author of 84 Perry
Mason books held audiences spellbound
during such cases as “Fairchild vs Burnet.
8089 Sa 1-3 pm 3/18
Mysterious Main Street Tour
teen-adult $20
Meet at City Hall’s front steps for a “night
walk” through Ventura’s historic district
with stories (some ghostly) about its lost
treasures, gunghters, battles and visits by
a famed battleship and a President soon
to be assassinated.
8090 Sa 8-10 pm 3/25
Historic Dudley House
197 N Ashwood Ave at
Loma Vista Rd
First Sundays 1-4 pm, free
805-642-3345
www.dudleyhouse.org
Ortega Adobe
215 W Main St
Daily 9 am-4 pm, free
www.cityofventura.net/
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Olivas Adobe
4200 Olivas Park Drive
Saturday & Sunday tours
11 am-4 pm
$5/adults $3/children &
seniors
www.cityofventura.net/olivasadobe
Call 805.658.4728 for rental information
6th annual Owl Festival
Sunday, April 23 • 11 am-3 pm, free
View Great Horned Owlets born here
each spring
OAHI Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26
11 am-4 pm
Olivas Adobe Historical
Interpreters (OAHI)
Become an OAHI docent, dress in period
costumes and share the history of this
landmark site. Help OAHI restore 25
Marguerite Hardeman historical murals
with a tax-deductible donation. Call
805.658.4728 for information and to join
weekend training programs.
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Register: 658.4726 or cityofventura.net/register
FREE VAAC
DROP-IN PROGRAMS
M 9-11 am Bridge
M 9 am-12 pm Mahjong
M 10:30-11:30 am Dancing in the AM
M/F 12:30-2:30 pm Bingo
M/F 10-11:30 am Wii Bowling
Tu 9-11:30 am Needle Arts & Sewing
W 12:30-2:30 pm Cinema Time
W/Th 9 am-12 pm Pinochle
Classes at VAAC and other
senior sites are now found
under each activity section
Ventura Council
for Seniors (VCS)
Join Ventura’s senior advocacy
group on third Wednesdays
9:30-11 am at alternating locations:
Ventura Avenue Adult Center
550 N Ventura Ave • 1/18, 3/15
& 5/17
• Silvercrest Senior Residence
750 S Petit Ave on • 2/15 & 4/19
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SENIOR LUNCH PROGRAMS
Monday-Friday 11:30 am-12:30 pm
No RSVP required--rst come/rst served
Suggested donation: $3/meal for people 60+
Fee: $6.75/meal for people under 60
Our friendly lunch service at two sites
includes a nutritious hot entrée, salad
bar and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Westside Café
550 N Ventura Ave
Eastside Café
Silvercrest, 750 S Petit Ave
Café Celebrations
RSVP required at 805/648-3035 for these
special events at both sites
Tuesday 2/14 Valentine’s Day
Friday 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day
Home Delivered Meals
Call 648.3035 for this meal service for
homebound individuals 60+ living within
the City of Ventura.
The Ventura Avenue
Adult Center (VAAC)
550 North Ventura Ave at Center St
805.648.3035
Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm
Closed for holidays
1/16, 2/20 & 5/29
*Coordinator Hans Hormann
hhormann@cityofventura.net
Rent VAAC for family,
business & charity events
A newsletter of
Programs, Activities and
Community Services Available
to Adult Residents
View or sign up to to receive
SILVER TSUNAMI by email at
www.cityofventura.net/adult
SENIOR SERVICES
At Many Sites
SENIOR SERVICES
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Garden Plot Rental ~ $85 for six months
Rental fee includes an 18’ x 20’ garden plot, water, trash,
mulch and compost. $85 refundable deposit required.
e Cornucopia Community Garden is located on
Telephone Road between Johnson Dr. and Ramelli Ave.
Please call 658-4754 for more information or
visit www.cityofventura.net/cornucopia
Only rain, please,
down the stormdrain.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
www.cityofventura.net/es
WHAT
GOES
WHERE?
Call and schedule your appointment time.
Events are held at 5275 Colt St.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
RECYCLE AT HOME
OIL RECYCLING
Call Environmental
Sustainability at
652-4525 to:
• schedule your HHW
drop-off appointment
• get answers on any
recycling questions
• receive your FREE oil
change kit.
Like us on Facebook
facebook.com/sustainableventura
We print MY VENTURA on
100% post-consumer recycled paper
because it helps conserve our natural resources and energy.
Saturday, April 22
10 am-5 pm
New Location! Plaza Park
www.venturaearthday.org
earthday ecofest
2017
January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
No event in Dec
Gather your household hazardous waste, including:
Motor Oil Oil Filters • All Automotive Fluids • Batteries (Household & Automotive)
Aerosol Cans • Household Cleaners • Mercury • Fluorescent Tubes & Bulbs
Thermometers • Paint • Polishes • Varnishes • Pesticides • Pool Chemicals
Remember, it is illegal to place these items in the trash or stormdrain.
Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations limit the transport of material to 15 gallons or 125 lbs.
Text for a list of
Oil Recycling Centers
on your smart phone!
Text the word
OIL
to
39798
Msg&Data Rates May Apply
OIL
“Zero Waste –
You Make It
Happen”
For City of Ventura RESIDENTS ONLY
2017 FREE & Easy Drop-Off Events
Hey Dude
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change your
own oil?
Cool. Get a FREE oil change kit
E.J. Harrison CUSTOMERS can
get FOUR FREE bulky item
pickups each year.
Create a better future.
Please support our
scholarships, mobile recreation center
and park improvements
VCPF is an independent non-profit created to
build community & enhance the livability of Ventura
by developing and maintaining parks & recreation
& cultural opportunities through partnerships
& diverse & sustainable funding.
www.VenturaFoundation.org
CLASS CODE CLASS NAME LAST (Participant Name) FIRST BIRTH DATE FEE
NON-RESIDENTS: Add 10% of total fees here:
TOTAL
ONLINE www.cityofventura.net/register
PHONE 805.658.4726 se habla español
VISIT City Hall • 501 Poli St • Room 226
MAIL PRCP • PO Box 99 Room 226 • Ventura CA 93002
HOURS 8 am-5 pm weekdays, closed alternative Fridays
SERVICE FEE & REFUND POLICY
A $10 service fee will be applied to ALL customer cancelled activities.
Refunds, minus the $10 service fee, will be given to customer cancellations
received (5) days prior to the rst class, unless otherwise noted.
Customer cancellations made less than (5) days prior to the rst class or
failure to attend a program or no-shows will not be granted a refund.
Non-Resident Fee-A 10% surcharge will be applied to each registered
activity in an amount not to exceed $20 per activity registration to
customers who live outside Ventura city limits. This surcharge does not
apply to adult sports leagues, Corporate Games and Music under the
Stars. This surcharge helps defray the costs for upkeep of City of Ventura
parks and facilities used by our classes and activities which are funded by
resident city taxes.
WAIVER
By signing this application, I agree to release the City of San Buenaventura, its agents, its
employees, and its certied volunteers from and against any claim arising from my or my child’s par-
ticipation in the program noted on this Registration Form. I grant permission for the City of Ventura
to use participants’ image, lmed during program activities, to promote its services and programs. I
agree to indemnify and hold the City of San Buenaventura harmless from and against any claims,
whether caused by passive negligence or otherwise. I will pay all costs incident to any claim, includ-
ing, without limitation, attorneys’ fees. I agree that this agreement is intended to be as broad and
inclusive as is permitted by law of the State of California.
Required Signature ________________________________ Date ___________________
METHOD OF PAYMENT
o Cash o Mastercard
o Visa o American Express
o Discover o Check
Payable to: City of Ventura
Card Number
Expiration Date 3 Digit Code
Cardholder Name-Please Print
In compliance with the ADA, PR&CP will make
reasonable accommodations to make programs
and services accessible to the disabled commu-
nity by calling 805.658.4726 or the California
Relay Service.
PAYEE’S NAME
Last _________________________ First _____________________DOB ________
Address _______________________ City ______________________ Zip ______
Phone Eve ( ) _________________ Day ( ) __________________ Ext. ______
Pager/Cell Phone ( ) ____________ E-mail: ______________________________
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MOORPARK COLLEGE t OXNARD COLLEGE t VENTURA COLLEGE
LEARN BIG
STAND TALL
Thank you for your service.
Now it is our turn to serve you.
The Ventura County Community College District proudly
stands beside each and every military serviceman,
servicewoman, and their families. VCCCD joins the nation
in thanking each and every one of you for your service.
Ventura College. Oxnard College. Moorpark College.
VCCCD campuses each offer a unique, full-service Veterans
Resource Center (VRC), staffed by specially trained counselors,
fellow veterans and active duty personnel. Each VRC offers
all of the tools you need to pursue your college education,
assistance on how to access your VA benets, on-site
computers for your use, and a study lounge.
VCCCD: Unique Pathways to a New Career.
Our colleges offer over 115 programs to choose
from. Earn a 2-year college degree or certicate,
learn technical skills to increase your income,
or begin your journey with us and transfer
to a 4-year university.
Start Here…Go Anywhere.
You have done your part for our community.
Ventura County Community College District
is here to help you continue your dream.
Learn Big. Stand Tall. Start HERE.
ENROLL ONLINE
or visit one of our 3 campus
veterans resource centers:
VCCCD.EDU/START-HERE
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OXNARD, CA
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P.O. Box 99
Ventura, CA 93002-0099
www.cityofventura.net
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5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival
Come to the Awards Celebration: March, 2017
In Honor of World Water Day
Audience Choice Voting Open Until 1/16/2017
www.watertake1.com
TAKE 1
FREE CLASSES!
Saturdays 10-11:30 am
Practical
Hands-on
Fun
TM
• Free Water! Curb Cutting, Rain Collection, and More
What’s in Your Soil? Compost Workshop
• Permaculture 101
• Ocean Friendly Gardens & Mediterranean Natives
Optimize Your Irrigation
• Landscape Design & Turf Removal
• Aquaponics
Water Wise Vegetable Garden and Native Foods
Save money & water
with turf rebates
removeyourturf.com • 866-983-9232
City of Ventura’s Water Wise Gardening Series 2017
Sign up at
www.venturawater.net or call 805-652-4501