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Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018

Looking for a reason to visit the water in the middle of the week? Until the end of August, Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018 makes a great escape. And it’s absolutely free to attend.

Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018 offers up family-friendly fun before school starts up again, with live music, special discounts, and more.

What: Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Noon to 3 pm every Wednesday through August 29th
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018

During Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018, visit the information booth between 12 pm and 3 pm to find out all that the harbor has to offer. Receive special discounts on local activities as well. Pick up a postcard to send a friend a “wish you were here” message. Grab yourself a scavenger hunt list to find hidden treasures and clues around the village. Turn in your findings by 3 pm for your chance at a fun prize (kids only). Get your caffeine fix at the Coffee Dock & Post and then visit Happy Rainbow so Lucia can paint your face anytime between noon and 3 pm.

Special Activities for Waterfront Wednesdays

Each week, a different special activity takes place at Ventura Harbor Village. For example, on the 8th, pay just $2 (to cover materials) and make your very own beach umbrella painting with Kitty McGinnis. Laura Walters shows you how to make an animal greeting card using sponges to paint with (also $2) on the 15th. Have you ever wanted to learn origami? Come to Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018 on August 22nd. Dawn Reily teaches a class on how to craft your own origami creatures and how to use them as art pieces or even jewelry. Adults and older children pay just $2 here, too. It might be a bit too advanced for younger kids to follow. Finally, on August 29th, paint your own Harbor Sunset with the guidance of Lorna Amundsen. This activity is open to everyone ages 12 and above and absolutely free to do.

What would a Waterfront Wednesday be without live music? Steel drummers play from noon to 3 pm every Wednesday this August. Come back in the evening for acoustic rock at the Boatyard Pub, an open mic jazz jam session at the Copa Cubana, and live musical performances at Margarita Villa between 6 pm and 9 pm. Several harbor boutiques also offer special discounts and savings each Wednesday night.

It’s always a good time to visit the water in Southern California. But that’s especially true during Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018. Bring the family out for a fun afternoon during the waning days of summer.

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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 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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2305 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA - Click here to find out more about this beautiful waterfront Ventura area home for sale

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Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014

Even though it's hot, Fall is just around the corner. That makes it the perfect time to visit the Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014.It may be hard to believe with the unbelievably HOT temperatures we have been experiencing here in Southern California, but next Tuesday, September 23rd is the official first day of Fall.  You know what that means, right?  The Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014 is here!

What: Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)
When: September 19-21, 2014 12pm to 6pm on Fri, 10am to 6pm on Sat & Sun
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds (805) 648-3376

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If you own a Ventura home or even if you are currently in the market for a Ventura home, you won’t want to miss the Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014.  You’ll get plenty of great ideas on how to decorate both the interior and exterior of your home.  Find deals on spas, kitchen and bath remodels, patio furniture, decking and much, much more.  Upgrade your old water heater system with a brand new tankless water heater.  It heats water in a flash and saves energy, water usage and money.  With our ever-present drought conditions, find other ways to decrease your home water usage here as well.

Hundreds of vendors will be present at the Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014.  It will be three days of information, demonstrations and bargains galore.  Most of these vendors offer big discounts on their goods and services specifically for show visitors.  Take advantage of the deals and come to the Ventura Fall Home and Garden Show 2014 this weekend.

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2305 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA - Click here to find out more about this beautiful waterfront Ventura area home for sale

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Dirty Car Challenge 2014

Ventura Dirty Car Challenge 2014

Ventura Water has issued a Dirty Car Challenge 2014 for July. Post pics of your dirty car to their Facebook page and you may win a free car wash or a complete car detail by the end of the month.As you have most likely heard, California is in dire straits with their water situation.  Ventura residents are being asked to conserve as much water as possible, wherever possible.  That’s why the city has issued the Ventura Dirty Car Challenge 2014.

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For the month of July, Ventura residents are asked to stop washing their cars, especially those people that wash their cars at home.  A typical Ventura home car wash will use up 80-150 gallons in just one wash.  When you go to a commercial car wash like Market St or Five Points, their machines only use around 45 gallons per car wash.  And, many commercial washes recycle their water, further lessening the amount of water resources utilized per vehicle.

Ventura Water is holding a free car wash giveaway.  All you have to do is like the Ventura Water Facebook page and post a picture of your very own dirty car.  If your picture gets the most “likes”, you will receive a free car wash from Five Points.  One free car wash will be given away each week.  Whoever gets the most “likes” by the end of July will receive a complete car detail courtesy of Five Points as well.  SoCal Auto Body and Camarillo Auto Body liked this idea so much, they have also thrown in one complete car detail each for the 2nd and 3rd most “liked” photos by the end of the month.

What is the point of the Ventura Dirty Car Challenge 2014?  As Ventura citizens, we need to examine how we currently use our water to find more efficient ways to utilize it in the future.  Water is a precious commodity.  It may sound silly to avoid washing your car for a couple of weeks.  However, when you multiply this small water savings by the millions of people that live in the Ventura area and throughout the entire state, you can see how much of an impact this will have.  We dare you to take the Ventura Dirty Car Challenge 2014 now.  The dirtier the car, the better!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Beach Festival 2014

Ventura Beach Festival 2014

Celebrate everything great about the California lifestyle by coming to the first ever Ventura Beach Festival on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at San Buenaventura State Beach.People have long envied the California lifestyle.  Living in Ventura, we understand where all that envy comes from.  The Friends of the Channel Coast State Parks wanted to celebrate everything we love about our great city and state.  So, they put together the Ventura Beach Festival 2014 for this Saturday, May 3rd, making it the first event of its kind.

What: Ventura Beach Festival 2014
Where: San Buenaventura State Beach
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 11am to 5pm
Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for kids ages 7-12 & free for kids under 7
Contact: Friends of the Channel Coast State Parks (805) 626-0156 or via email

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The Ventura Beach Festival 2014 will showcase everything we love here in Ventura: great live music, delicious food and tons of recreational activities set in the great outdoors.  Rock out to such musical greats as Martha Davis and the Motels, beach bums The Safaris with original “Wipeout” guitarist Bob Berryhill, local Ventura reggae favorites Rey Fresco, South Oxnard-based Dirty Rice, eclectic wonder Spencer the Gardener and So Cal faves Barely Legal.  Local Ventura food vendors will be serving up the tastiest morsels you’ve ever eaten.  There will even be locally brewed beer from Ventura area breweries available for the 21+ crowd (must have a valid ID to purchase).  Several fun family-friendly activities are scheduled so that Ventura residents and visitors of all ages can enjoy.

To purchase your tickets for the Ventura Beach Festival 2014, please visit the official Ventura Beach Festival website here.  Mark your calendars for this Saturday, May 3rd.  Take the family down to San Buenaventura State Beach for a day of good tunes, fabulous food and a great time at the Ventura Beach Festival 2014.

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Ventura Harbor is Hopping on Easter 2014

Ventura Harbor is Hopping on Easter 2014. Bring the family down to make memories that will last a lifetime.Looking for something to do this Sunday?  You might want to grab the family and head to the beach.  Ventura Harbor is hopping on Easter 2014.

What: Easter Sunday at the Ventura Harbor
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr)
When: April 20, 2014 12pm to 3pm
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

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Even though the Easter Bunny was busy hiding eggs and goodies for Ventura children all night long, he isn’t too busy to hop on in for a visit at Ventura Harbor.  With sunny skies predicted for Sunday, Ventura residents will find it a perfect day to enjoy an Easter brunch with the family at one of the many fantastic Ventura Harbor restaurants.  Pick up an Easter bonnet at one of the retail shops.  Listen to live music at the Village Carousel Stage while the Easter Bunny stops by for hugs and photos.  Finish things off with a fun ride on the Carousel to make this an Easter your kids won’t soon forget.

Easter should be spent with the ones you love.  Ventura Harbor is hopping on Easter 2014.  Visit the Easter bunny in person and have a wonderful day in the Southern California sunshine.

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Owl Festival 2014

The historical Olivas Adobe is celebrating the return of their great horned owls during Ventura Owl Festival 2014 on April 13, 2014.Hoooo likes owls?  If you’re in the Ventura area this weekend, you’ll be happy to know that the historic Olivas Adobe will be hosting Ventura Owl Festival 2014.  Owl enthusiasts are hooting with delight!

What: Ventura Owl Festival 2014
Where: Olivas Adobe (4200 Olivas Park Dr, Harbor Area)
When: April 13th 11am to 3pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: City of Ventura (805) 658-4728

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The Ventura Owl Festival 2014 is a free, family-friendly event celebrating the annual return of two Great Horned Owls to the Olivas Adobe Historical Park.  To see these beautiful creatures, make sure you bring your binoculars.  You can pick some up from the docents on the balcony if you don’t have a pair of your own.  They’re first come, first served, though.  Be prepared to wait your turn.

The Ojai Raptor Society will showcase both their owls and hawks in live demonstrations and discussions at 1pm.  The Channel Island Gourd Society will be showing off some amazing creations made by their members.  You can learn how to make your own gourd masterpiece via one of their demonstrations.  Some of the society’s pieces will be available for sale so you can take them back to your Ventura home to display.  Kids and adults will enjoy making their very own pine cone owl to take home with them.

Leif Engeswick will perform live music via his vintage “Book Organ” throughout the afternoon.  Take a trip back in time with your own docent guide in the Olivas Adobe.  Bring the entire family down for an afternoon of education and fun at the Ventura Owl Festival 2014.  Learn more about these magnificent creatures and perhaps a bit of Ventura history in the process.

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Casa Paraiso, Ventura, CA - Click here to find out more about this beautiful Ventura home for sale

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Local Ventura Farmers Markets

Local Ventura Farmers Markets are wonderful places to find the freshest meat, dairy, fruits, veggies and more in Ventura County.Farmers markets have become all the rage over the last several years, even though they have been around for decades.  In most places across the country, these local bastions of healthy food are only open for a few months a year, offering “seasonal” fruits and veggies.  Luckily for us here in Southern California, it’s always market season.  Ventura residents have a variety of local Ventura farmers markets to choose from each week as well.

What: Downtown Ventura Farmer’s Market
Where: Corner of Santa Clara & Palm
When: Saturdays 8:30am to 12pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 529-6266

In operation since 1986, the Downtown Ventura Farmer’s Market is the oldest of its kind in Ventura County.  More than 45 local farmers and food vendors come to hawk their wares each week.  Vendors are always ready with samples for you to try before you buy.  They even accept SNAP and EBT.  Make sure you stop at the Market Information Booth to find out more.

What: East Ventura Certified Farmer’s Market
Where: 901 S Kimball Rd
When: Thursdays 3pm to 7pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: East Ventura Certified Farmer’s Market Contact Form

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Everything you need for your family’s table that evening can be found here: meat for the main course, veggies for a beautiful side salad, artisan bread with creamy butter and a drizzle of raw honey, something sinfully delicious for dessert and even fresh flowers as a centerpiece.  Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

What: Fishermen’s Market
Where: Andria’s Pier, Ventura Harbor (1449 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Saturdays 8am to 11am
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 644-0169

You don’t have to sit for hours, waiting for something to snag on your fishing line (unless that’s what you want to do).  Instead, get the freshest catch of the day directly from local Ventura fishermen at Andria’s pier.  They even offer fillet services so you don’t have to do it yourself.

What: Ventura County Certified Farmer’s Market
Where: West Parking Lot of Pacific View Mall (3301 N Main)
When: Wednesdays 9am to 1pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 529-6266

Bring the kids but leave the pets at your Ventura home.  You’ll love their selection of meats, cheeses, fresh produce, herbs, eggs, nuts, jams, jellies, baked goods and more.  Get a sample of each before you buy.  Take home some ocean fresh fish for your family’s dinner tonight.  Grab some tasty lunch from one of the food vendors served up fresh and piping hot.

Whichever part of Ventura you are in, there are local Ventura farmers markets that can take care of your family’s needs.  Always remember that, when you buy from local vendors, you are helping to boost the Ventura economy while putting less stress on the earth’s resources.  Let’s all do what we can to keep Ventura beautiful and its citizens healthy for generations to come.

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013

The City of Ventura is still looking for volunteers for Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 this Sat, Sept 21st.Everyone associates Southern California living with the beach lifestyle.  That’s certainly true with Ventura County residents.  With the influx of people spending time on our gorgeous beaches, there is a wave of litter left in their wake.  The City of Ventura is still looking for volunteers to help them solve this issue at Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013.

What: Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013
Where: Ventura County Parks and Beaches
When: Saturday, September 21st, 9am to 12pm

Volunteers are needed for five separate Ventura County areas on Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013:

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleIf you’re interested in volunteering at one of these beaches/parks, please click on their name listed above.  On the morning of Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013, volunteers must report to their appropriate location.  If possible, please bring a bucket or reusable grocery bag to collect trash in.  Gloves are highly recommended.  Protect yourself from the sun with a brimmed hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.  It’s important to keep hydrated, so bring a reusable water bottle with you.  This will also help lessen the amount of trash to clean up at the end of the day.

The City of Ventura invites citizens of all ages to help with Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013.  Anyone under 12 years old, however, must be accompanied by either their parent or adult guardian and have a signed waiver to participate.  You can download the waiver in English here or in Spanish here.  Waivers will also be made available at the sign-in locations.

Help keep our coastline clean for many more generations to enjoy.  Volunteer for Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 now.  Thank you!

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