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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ventura Halloween Safety Tips

Keep the kids and yourself safe while you are out trick-or-treating tomorrow by following these simple Ventura Halloween Safety Tips. Photo courtesy @Scott Patterson - Dreamstime Stock PhotosTomorrow’s the big day…Halloween!  Next to Christmas, this has got to be most kids’ favorite holiday.  When else is it OK to go up to a home and demand a treat while threatening a “trick” if none is provided?  To keep our kids safe, the Police Department wants to remind parents of a few Ventura Halloween Safety Tips.

Whether you have little ones in the Ventura community that will be trick-or-treating or you are the one giving out candy, these Ventura Halloween Safety Tips should help you get through the night.

Ventura Halloween Safety Tips for the Trick-or-Treaters

  1. Before you go trick-or-treating, talk to your kids about never entering a stranger’s home.
  2. Make sure your kids are always under adult supervision, whether that is you or a trusted neighbor/family member.  If your kids are older, give them a curfew, go over which neighborhoods they will be in and make sure they always carry a cell phone with them in case of emergencies.
  3. Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleInstead of a mask, consider using face paint or makeup.  Masks can impede a child’s vision.
  4. Use light colors for costumes.  They are easier to see in the dark.  If your child’s costume is dark, use reflective tape to make it easier for vehicles to see them.
  5. At least one person in every group of trick-or-treaters should have a cell phone.  You never know when you may need it.
  6. Every child should carry a flashlight or have a glow-in-the-dark stick, bracelet or necklace on them.
  7. Inspect your child’s candy before they consume it.

Ventura Halloween Safety Tips for the Ventura Community

  1. Leave the porch light on.
  2. Only hand out pre-packaged, store bought candy.  Unfortunately, your homemade treats will most likely end up in the trash at the end of the night…for safety’s sake.
  3. Keep all pets inside and away from the front door.  The constant opening and closing of the door and the crazy getups of the trick-or-treaters can frighten your pet and send them bolting out the front door.
  4. Instead of candles, use LED lights to light up your jack-o-lanterns.  Unattended burning candles can be a serious fire hazard.
  5. Keep trash cans out of sight.
  6. At the end of the night, bring in your jack-o-lanterns.

Follow these simple Ventura Halloween Safety Tips and everybody will be able to enjoy a fun time tomorrow night.  Stay safe.  Happy Halloween!

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Ventura County Halloween 2014 Events

Kids can wear their costumes for more than one day when they attend just about any of these Ventura County Halloween 2014 events between now and the 31st. Photo Courtesy @Stendec - Dreamstime Stock Photos_2Halloween is just two weeks from tomorrow!  Have you already got your costume ready to go or are you still trying to figure out what to wear?  The Ventura County community won’t let you limit the fun to just one day.  There are several Ventura County Halloween 2014 events going on between now and October 31st that you can be a part of.

What: Reign of Terror Haunted House
When: October 17th & 18th 7pm to 11pm
Where: Janss Marketplace (above Gold’s Gym), 197 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks
Admission: $17 general admission, $25 for Express Line, $5 for kids (lights on)
Contact: Janss Marketplace (805) 495-4662

Venture through 70 rooms of frightening terror.  A mixture of (mostly) live actors and animatronics will keep you on your toes.  There will be a special “lights on” tour through this haunted house especially for the kids.  Any adult that accompanies a child on the “lights on” tour will get in absolutely free.

What: Halloween Oktoberfest
When: October 19 11am to 5:30pm
Where: The Collection Riverpark, 2751 Park View Ct, Oxnard
Cost: $10 for ages 13+, Kids under 13 are free
Contact: The Collection at Riverpark (805) 278-9500

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Oktoberfest doesn’t always have to be about beer.  Sure, there will be some fine handcrafted brews on hand for guests ages 21+ to purchase if the need arises.  However, with a zombie pumpkin garden and staff dressed up as zombies, there is much more going on.  Kids are welcome to show up in costume.

What: Halloween Carnival
When: October 24th 3pm to 5:30pm
Where: Malibu Bluff’s Park, 24250 PCH, Malibu
Admission: FREE, Game Tickets and Bounce House: $5
Contact: City of Malibu (310) 317-1364 or via email

Things start off with a costume parade at 3:30pm.  Try your luck at the ring toss, penny toss, treasure hunt or witch golf.  Halloween characters will be passing out candy to the little trick-or-treaters along the hiking trails.  If you bring three canned items, you will receive two free bounce house tickets.  Cheer Burger and La Dolce Vida food trucks will be on hand if you get hungry.  This is event is appropriate for kids ages 2-10.

What: Halloween Craft for Kids
When: October 28th 4pm to 5pm
Where: Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills
Contact: Platt Branch Library (818) 340-9386

The library is more than musty old books.  Get creative with a fun Halloween craft especially designed for kids.  Any child wearing their Halloween costume is eligible for a prize.

What: Halloween Party
When: October 30th 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Malibu Library, 23519 W Civic Center Way, Malibu
Contact: Malibu Library (310) 456-6438

You won’t want to miss this party.  Listen to spooky stories, create your very own glow-in-the-dark craft project and even make some ooey-gooey slime.  Eeeeeeeewwww!  Perfect for kids ages 4 and up.

What: Trunk or Treat
When: October 31st 6pm to 9pm
Where: Ventura First Assembly of God, 346 N Kimball Rd, Ventura
Cost: FREE
Contact: Ventura First Assembly of God (805) 647-2718

Trunk or Treat has become a popular alternative to taking your children around door-to-door, begging for treats on Halloween.  Ventura First Assembly of God will be hosting their Trunk or Treat event on Halloween night.  Candy isn’t the only treat to enjoy here, though.  There will be a barrel train, a bounce house, food, family-friendly games and even face painting.  Your kids will have so much fun, they won’t want to leave!

The entire Ventura County community is invited to share in any and all of the Ventura County Halloween 2014 events listed above.  You’ll be putting your costume to good use this year.  Happy Halloween!

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Ventura Harvest Festival 2014

Photo courtesy @Fedor Patrakov - The Ventura Harvest Festival 2014 is three days of family-friendly fun featuring hundreds of craft vendors, live entertainment, great food and much more. Sure, the calendar says it is Fall.  But around the Ventura community, it has been hot as Hades!  Looks like crisper weather is right around the corner, though.  Thank goodness because the Ventura Harvest Festival 2014 is here!

What: Ventura Harvest Festival 2014
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds
When: October 3-5, 2014 10am to 6pm Fri & Sat, 10am to 5pm Sun
Cost: Adults $9, Seniors (62+) $7, Kids 13-17 $4, Kids Under 13 FREE
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds (800) 346-1212

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Beginning tomorrow and running through Sunday, the Ventura Harvest Festival 2014 promises plenty of family-friendly fun.  This has become the largest indoor craft show in the area, with hundreds of vendors coming from all over the country.  Pick up something fun to decorate your Ventura home for the holidays.  Bring your Christmas, Hanukkah or birthday list with you.  You’ll find unique items for that someone special that you won’t find anywhere else.  Whether you or your loved one is a fan of photography, clothing, handmade jewelry, candles, artwork, ceramics, blown glass or wood carvings, there is something for everyone at the Ventura Harvest Festival 2014.

Live performers will be strolling around the grounds to keep festival goers entertained.  The Mary White Band and Hijinx are scheduled to make live appearances on the festival stage.  If you’re lucky, you may win a prize at one of the contests held on-site.  Check with the information booth to find out more.

Take the family out for a fun weekend.  Come to the Ventura County Fairgrounds for the Ventura Harvest Festival 2014.  There is something interesting to experience everywhere you turn!  If you bring non-perishable food items with you to the festival, you will receive a $2 discount.  All food donations will be given to FOOD Share of Ventura.

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