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Ventura Restaurant Week- Live Local, Eat Local

Ventura Restaurant Week- Live Local, Eat Local

Yum, yum, yum…it is restaurant week in Ventura and we are excited to tell you all about it. A local event occurring in both Downtown and Midtown, gives you the opportunity to explore the featured restaurants of these areas. 20 restaurants are participating in a themed “20 under $20.” A family night out, friend’s night out, or date night out, made affordable.

Some of the yummy Ventura Eating options include:

  • The Avenue Burger at Barrelhouse 101
  • Mini Mac & Cheese and half sandwich at Paradise Pantry
  • A Gourmet 2 cheese plate with wine or 2 paninis with beer at Grapes & Hops
  • A steak and ale at Winchester’s Grill & Saloon
  • Three empanadas with your choice of wine at Cork
  • And more! Visit https://goo.gl/tjgjRT
  • All of the above participating offers are $20 and under and include an alcoholic beverage

Ventura eats is inviting the restaurant goers who participate in this special event to post about it on their social media accounts using hashtag #VenturaEats for a chance to win a $50 gift card to one of these local eats! The event and food specials are going on now through Sunday, January 29th. The winner of the $50 gift card will be announced on Monday, January 30th.

In addition to these offers, Spice-Topia is stepping their food game up by offering a 15% discount if you show your receipt from Restaurant Week. Get social, get local, and have a great time out on the town! Restaurant week is a favorite event we love to participate in, here in Ventura, California.

Where: Downtown Ventura, view the Restaurant Week link here.

When: Now through Sunday January 29th at 5pm

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The Ventura Harbor- A Top Spot for Families!

The Ventura Harbor- A Top Spot for Families!

The Ventura Harbor- A Top Spot for Families!Ventura County, California is a top spot for families to have fun in! With lots to do, the Ventra Harbor is a hot spot for all ages to enjoy. Things you can expect to find around the harbor include the Ventura Harbor Village, bowling, playgrounds, and the beach. What more do you need! If you are looking for a fun night out, we’ve got you covered.

Ventura Harbor Village

The Ventura Harbor houses a carousel and arcade that the kids will love. The carousel has over 30 animal varieties and is the only one like this in the entire county. With an outing full of riding the carousel, playing all of the arcade games, and walking along the village, a perfect addition is stopping to get ice cream or a yummy pineapple dole whip!

You can also spend the afternoon out on kayaks, or pedal boats by renting them for fun on the water. Head to the beach for fun in the sand and sun, it’s a cherished Ventura experience. Take a walk along the promenade and find yourself right next to the ocean. Other activities available include the Channel Islands Visitors Center, where you can see interesting exhibits and featured films, and the Island Packers where you can take a trip to the channel. Here you can see dolphins, and whales. You can also hike the islands. It is truly a must have experience in Ventura.

An additional special touch the kids will love here in Ventura County is Marina Park. Complete with a huge pirate ship and built-in zip-line, the area also has a playground, and areas for a grill-out or picnic. As you can read, our area is packed full of good times, and plenty to do to keep your life active and busy. Whatever family-friendly activities you are looking for, they can be found here either in the Village or in the County of Ventura.

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Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016

Help save the life of as many as three strangers by donating to the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016. Get a $15 gift card for Winchester Grill as a bonus.Christmas isn’t the only time to give presents.  Give the gift of life at the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016.  According to BloodSource.org, 40,000 pints of blood get used throughout the country every day.  One blood donation can save as many as three lives.  It only takes three teaspoons to save the life of a baby.  Will you be a hero for a stranger?

What: Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016
Where: United Blood Services (2223 Eastman Ave Ste A, Ventura, CA)
When: Now through Dec 31st, 2016
Contact: United Blood Services (800) 715-3699 or via email

Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThere are just three more days to participate in the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016.  Schedule an appointment right now to visit the United Blood Services office in Ventura.  For your one pint of blood, you receive a $15 certificate to use at Winchester’s Grill & Saloon located in downtown Ventura.  It only takes a little bit of your time (and blood) to become someone’s hero, as well as a hero to their family.

Tips for Preparing to Donate Blood

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Before you donate to the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016, drink plenty of water.  That means plain old H2O.  No coffee, soda or tea.  Caffeine restricts blood vessels.  You want them to be nice and plump to make the donation process easier.  Only water will do that for you.

What to wear – Next, make sure you you dress comfortably.  Keep sleeves short and/or loose for easy roll-up.  The staff needs to access your veins for donation.  As long as your sleeve rolls up a couple inches above your elbow, you’re good.

What to bring – Finally, you should bring along a list of medications you are currently taking.  These include both prescribed (including birth control pills) and over-the-counter medication (if applicable).  Also, don’t forget your ID.  If you have a donor card, great.  If not, a current driver’s license or other photo ID can be used.

This year, give the gift of life.  Make your appointment now for the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016.  You only have a few days left to take advantage of the $15 gift card for Winchester’s Grill.  However, even if you miss out on that incentive, you should still plan on donating.  You could be saving someone’s life.

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Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016

All faiths are welcome to join the fun at the Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016. Three candles will be lit in honor of the 3rd day of Hanukkah.The first day of Hanukkah takes place on Christmas Eve this year.  After the divisive year we’ve just had, it’s nice to see two faiths converge like this.  In the spirit of togetherness, all faiths are welcome to celebrate the Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016.

What: Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016
Where: Ventura Harbor Main Lawn (1583 Spinaker Dr)
When: Monday, December 26th, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Chabad of Oxnard (805) 382-4770

Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016 takes place on the third day of Chanukah.  Therefore, three lights on the menorah will be lit after 4:45pm.  However, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, guests enjoy live music and family-friendly fun.  Watch the six foot ice menorah take shape while it gets carved live starting at 2:30pm.  Next, play in the snow trucked in to Ventura especially for this event.  Then, visit the kids carnival booths for fun and prizes.  After that, pick out something special for someone special at the Judaica Boutique.  Finally, you absolutely must try the hot latkes.

There are seven other days of Hanukkah to be celebrated around our Ventura County community.  You’ll find where the menorah will be lit on every one of these holidays below.  From our family to yours, happy holidays and a gezunt ahf dein kop (good health to you).

Where to See the Hanukkah Candle Lighting

  • Day 1 (Dec. 24th) – Chabad of Oxnard (112 Los Altos St, Oxnard) after 5:34pm
  • Day 2 (Dec. 25th) – Chabad of Oxnard after 4:54pm
  • Day 3 (Dec. 26th) – Ventura Harbor Main Lawn (1583 Spinaker, Ventura) after 4:45pm
  • Day 4 (Dec. 27th) – Constitution Park (Near the Camarillo City Hall on Carmen Dr) after 4:55pm
  • Day 5 (Dec. 28th) – The Collection (Park View Ct, Oxnard) after 4:546pm
  • Day 6 (Dec. 29th) – Chabad of Oxnard (also at Camarillo Premium Outlets) after 4:56pm
  • Day 7 (Dec. 30th) – Muchnik Home, Oxnard before 4:39pm
  • Day 8 (Dec. 31st) – Chabad of Oxnard after 5:39pm

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Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights

Come to the Ventura Harbor Village on Dec 16th or 17th to watch the Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights. Start with winter fun and end with a fireworks display.Can you feel that?  The chill in the air indicates a change of seasons.  We are in the final month of this year.  To celebrate the holidays, you should come to the Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights.  Can’t make it out on Friday, December 16th?  That’s OK.  Catch it on the following day instead.  Or, go to both!

What: Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Dec 16th & 17th, 6:30pm to 8pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura Harbor Village hosts their Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights on December 16th and 17th.  This year’s theme is “Parks on Parade” in honor of our National Parks’ 100th birthday.  The parade starts at 6pm on Friday and Saturday evenings near the public launch ramp.  The participants make two passes around the harbor.  Each boat passing through the harbor showcases a different national park or landmark.  Both evenings include a fabulous fireworks display at the end of the parade.  After the parade, come to the Village Main Lawn for carnival rides and plenty of games.

On Saturday, December 17th, you may want to come out a little early.  That’s because the Ventura Harbor Village transforms into their Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace.  Carolers sing traditional holiday tunes.  Santa and the Mrs. make themselves available for pictures.  Even the reindeer traveled all the way from the North Pole to join the fun!  Local vendors sell their one-of-a-kind holiday merchandise.  It’ll be a great time to finish up any last minute Christmas shopping you may have.

Want something fun to do for the holidays that the whole family can enjoy?  Come to the Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights.  Admission and parking are both free.  The memories, on the other hand, are priceless.  Happy holidays!

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Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016

Kick off the season with family-friendly fun at the free Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016 celebration in MIssion Park on Friday, December 2nd.Thanksgiving takes place exactly one week from today.  After that, Christmas takes place in just over four weeks.  How does the City get ready for Christmas?  With the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016 celebration.

What: Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016
Where: Mission Park (185 E Santa Clara St)
When: Friday, December 2nd, 3pm to 8pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Downtown Ventura (805) 641-1090

Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleOn Friday, December 2nd, come join your neighbors at the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016.  Several kid-friendly games and activities ensure the little ones stay engaged.  Food and crafts vendors allow you to check some items off your Christmas gift list.  Take photos inside the giant inflatable snow globe!

While Santa’s Village stays in Figueroa Plaza throughout the holidays, the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016 ceremony takes place at Mission Park.  Choirs sing holiday-themed music at 6pm.  Dancers entertain guests as well.  We have it on good authority that Santa Claus himself will arrive via fire truck at 6:45pm.  He promises to listen to the wish lists of all the good little boys and girls on-site.  Parents…get your cameras ready to take a picture.  Then, when dusk arrives, the Mission trees will be lit up.  Don’t be surprised when you see snow falling.

The shops and boutiques around Downtown Ventura will be open throughout the afternoon as well.  Why wait until the last minute to get your Christmas shopping done.  Instead of visiting big box stores this year, support the Ventura economy.  Spend your money with local small businesses.  Show them you care.

Have fun.  From our family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving.  Happy Hannukah.  Merry Christmas.  And happy holidays to all!

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79 E Highland Dr, Camarillo, CA - Click here to find out more about this great Camarillo home for sale

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura County Farm Day 2016

Saturday, November 5th is Ventura County Farm Day 2016, when more than 20 farms open their doors to the public. Then, visit the fairgrounds for a BBQ after.Do you ever stop to think where our food comes from?  More likely than not, you owe your dinner to a farmer.  Everyone should visit a farm at least once in their lifetime to truly appreciate the work that goes into creating a feast for Americans.  Ventura County Farm Day 2016 could be that day for you and your family.

What: Ventura County Farm Day 2016
Where: 20+ Farms All Over Ventura County
When: Saturday, November 5th, 10am to 3pm, BBQ from 4pm to 9pm at Ventura County Fairgrounds
Admission: Tours – free, BBQ – $40/adult, $15/kid under 12
Contact: Mary with Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture (SEEAG) (805) 901-0213 or via email

Ventura County Farm Day 2016

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On Ventura County Farm Day 2016, more than 20 farms around the county open their doors to the public.  This self-guided tour allows guests to spend as much time as they want at each location.  Visit a couple, several or all of them.  Every farm features family-friendly games, tours, book signings and samplings of food and/or beverages.  For a complete list of participating farms as well as a downloadable map, please visit the Ventura County Farm Day website here.

Ventura County Farm Day 2016 Barbecue

After you have visited as many farms on the Ventura County Farm Day 2016 list that you want, go to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  From 4pm to 9pm, the San Miguel Building hosts a delicious barbecue prepared by Ventura County Young Farmers & Rangers.  Only locally sourced, farm fresh meat and produce will be used.  Do you enjoy embibing in beer, wine or cocktails?  Choose from some of the best locally produced alcohol around.  Must be 21 or older to drink, of course.  Coldwater Canyon provides the live entertainment for the evening.

All tours on Ventura County Farm Day 2016 are absolutely free to the public.  However, you must have a ticket for the barbecue.  You can purchase your tickets for the barbecue online here.  Have fun while you and your family gain an appreciation and understanding about where our food comes from.  That’s a heck of a way to spend a Saturday!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 – All Treats, No Tricks

Little ones can dress up a couple of days early and go trick-or-treating at the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 event. It's safe and it's free.Halloween can be a fun time.  However, the scary clown craze has spooked more than one resident of our Ventura community.  Don’t panic, parents.  There’s a solution to let your kids enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating without the worry.  Come to the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016.  Here, it’s all treats, no tricks.

What: Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura)
When: Saturday, October 29th, 1pm to 3pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016

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Allow your kids to dress up a couple of days early for the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 event.  Visit each shop and restaurant in the Ventura Harbor Village.  All your little one has to do is say “trick or treat”.  Everyone is welcome.  Harbor Village Gallery plans on being on-site to teach some crafts to the kids.  They’ll also paint your face if you’re interested.

Ventura Harbor Thrill the World 2016

After you’re done with the Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 trick-or-treating, you might want to stick around.  That’s because we want to break a World Record.  The Thrill the World Zombie Dance starts at 3pm.  It’s only expected to last for 15 minutes.  For just $20, everyone ages 6 and up can show off their best Michael Jackson moves to his #1 hit “Thriller”.  All proceeds benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.  Sign up at ThrillTheWorld.com.  Participating may cost money, but watching won’t.  Cheer these guys on if you have two left feet and experience a touch of stage fright.

Feel free to grab a bite at Baja Bay, Margarita Villa, La Petite Cafe or Brophy Bros.  Not feeling hungry enough for a full meal?  Coastal Cone and The Parlor offer sweet treats.  Celebrate Halloween early at these two fun Ventura Harbor Village Halloween 2016 events.  Happy Halloween!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

2016 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches are Open for Business

2016 Ventura County pumpkin patches are open for business. You'll find baked goods, live music, petting zoos and so much more throughout the county.Fall has arrived.  Now that we are firmly in October, it’s time to start planning for Halloween.  Luckily, 2016 Ventura County pumpkin patches are open for business.  However, you’ll find more than just ghoulish gourds here.  Corn mazes, games, hay rides and other fun activities greet visitors all around the County.

2016 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches

Every one of these 2016 Ventura County pumpkin patches offers something unique.  Ojai provides guests with haunted hay rides after dark on Fridays and Saturdays starting next weekend.  Santa Paula showcases an actual pumpkin chucker trebuchet.  Yes, I said “pumpkin chucker”!  Ventura brings the largest variety of pumpkin patches to the public.  Maybe you visit just one.  Perhaps you’ll want to add a few of these to your itinerary.  You decide.

Ojai Pumpkin Patch

What: Boccali Ranch
Where: 3277 Ojai Santa Paula Rd (Hwy 150)
Hours: 10am to 7pm Sun-Th, 10am to 9pm Fri & Sat
Contact: (805) 646-6116
Activities: Hay maze, daytime hay rides on Sat & Sun, haunted hay rides after dark on Fri & Sat starting Oct 14th

Santa Paula Pumpkin Patch

What: Limoneira Ranch
Where: Foothill Rd, across from Olivelands School)
Hours: 10am to 5pm every Sat & Sun in October
Contact: (888) 522-1884
Activities: Corn maze, pony rides, hay rides, face painting, petting zoo, live music and pumpkin chucking

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What: Big Wave Dave’s
Where: 4075 Telegraph Rd
Hours: 10am to 9pm
Contact: (805) 218-0282
Activities: Corn maze, bounce houses, inflatable slides

What: McGrath Brothers
Where: 5100 Olivas Park Dr
Hours: 9am to 6pm
Contact: (805) 644-1235
Activities: Hay rides (tractor & horse), hay maze, petting zoo

What: McGrath St Pumpkin Patch
Where: 5156 McGrath St
Hours: 9am to dusk
Contact: (805) 658-9972
Activities: Hay rides, pony rides, pumpkin sculpting, face painting, petting zoo

What: Prancer’s Pumpkin Village
Where: 3075 Johnson Dr
Hours: 9am to 8pm
Contact: Prancer’s Village Email
Activities: Live music, hay rides, petting zoo, inflatables, mechanical bull and hay rides

Times may vary from location to location.  Contact whichever one of these 2016 Ventura County pumpkin patches you wish to visit before you go to make sure there hasn’t been a change.  Remember, just have fun!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 Hits the Streets This Weekend

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 appeals to all the senses, including visual, auditory and taste with art pieces, music, dance and food all weekend long.Art lovers rejoice!  ArtWalk Ventura 2016 hits the streets this weekend.  That’s right.  It’s time to let our Ventura arts community showcase its talents to their fullest.  You won’t want to miss a moment.

What: ArtWalk Ventura 2016
Where: Downtown Ventura
When: Sat, Oct 1st 11am to 7pm & Sun, Oct 2nd 12pm to 5pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Mary Perez, ArtWalk Ventura (805) 644-9214 or via email

ArtWalk Ventura 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleOur Ventura community encourages a love of the arts.  Exercise offers profound benefits for your physical health.  But, you should not neglect your mental health either.  Events like ArtWalk Ventura 2016 help you see how our local artists stretch their minds to their limits.

More than 30 galleries bring the work of over 700 local talented artists directly to you at ArtWalk Ventura 2016.  Come see the mural that Mexican “Global Artist of Distinction” Rolando Siguenza worked on with local Ventura “Artist of Distinction” MB Hanrahan and muralist Uriel Leon.  His exhibit can be found at the Vita Art Center (432 N Ventura Ave).

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 Feast for the Senses

Art comes in many forms.  Some art appeals to the eyes while others stimulate the ears.  ArtWalk Ventura 2016 hits both spots.  While you visit the visual artists displaying their works in different media, enjoy live performances by musicians and dancers throughout the day.  You’ll find these acts performing on the main stage located at California St and Santa Clara St.

ArtWalk Ventura 2016 Bowl Hop

The Bowl Hop is back!  Visit the Bowl Hop tent located at California and Main St on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.  For just $25 per bowl, guests sample amazing food from local restaurants.  Proceeds from the Bowl Hop benefit Project Understanding’s Food Pantry.  Project Understanding has helped low income and homeless individuals and families in the Ventura area since 1977.  Their food pantry feeds approximately 1,000 Ventura residents each and every month.

Want something fun to do this weekend?  Visit ArtWalk Ventura 2016.  It’s fun and it’s free.  Two great things that go great together.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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