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Ending Jan 19: Christmas Tree Disposal Agromin, the green waste recycler for most of Ventura County, is accepting Christmas trees at three of its locations from December 26 through January 19. Residents who drop off their trees will receive a free bag of potting mix. Drop off locations are:

Agromin Organics - 6859 Arnold Rd., Oxnard (Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Agromin/Simi Valley Landfill – 2801 Madera Rd., Simi Valley (Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Agromin Corporate Office – 201 Kinetic Dr. Oxnard (Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

You must remove all tinsel, lighting and other decorations before drop off. Flocked and unflocked trees are accepted. Christmas trees can also be disposed of at curbside. Tree limbs and branches must fit into the green recycling barrel. Info: 805-485-9200

Sun, Jan 20: Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves Vintage and Exotic Car Meet-up Auto enthusiasts will show their collections and the entire community can join in to experience eye-catching automotive inspiration. Families, kids, and guests of all ages are invited to enjoy vintage, exotic, and rare cars of all types. Photo opportunities are welcome and all events are free and open to the public. This event was created by accomplished car designer, award-winning filmmaker, and automotive T.V. host, Fireball Tim. A legend in the car design industry and in Hollywood, Fireball’s designed vehicles for over 400 A-list projects and major motion pictures. Additional Sunday morning meetups scheduled: Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18 and Sep 15. The event is 7-9am at Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. Info: fireballtim.com

Sun, Jan 20: Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Experience at Moorpark College's Observatory You won’t see another Eclipse like this in Southern California until 2021! Best viewing will be between 8pm-10pm at the Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark. Info: click here

Fri, Jan 25: VCAS Speaker fea Dr Marc Rayman of JPL Learn about NASA's Dawn mission, the first mission to orbit a dwarf planet and the first to orbit two bodies in the main asteroid belt. Don't miss his Talk, 7:15-9pm at the Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Info: www.vcas.org

January: ROBOTICS & THINGS will be providing Boys & Girls in Grades K-8 our ROBOTICS Hands-on STEM After-School ENRICHMENT to Elementary & Middle Schools in the Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Oak Park, Las Virgenes, Los Angeles & Simi Valley Unified School Districts. For more info or to Schedule an Orientation, Presentation and/or Demonstration for your local school’s Principal, Educators, Staff, Administration, PTA, PTF or Enrichment Director: 805-660-1809 or click here to send an email

Now Open: Pompeii: The Exhibition fea. over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash. These artifacts include wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. A simulated 4-D Eruption Theater experience allows visitors to experience the devastating impact Mount Vesuvius had on Pompeii, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases. This not-to-be-missed exhibition is thrilling for adults and appropriate for the whole family (ends April 21, 2019). Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. Info: 805-522-2977 or click here

The Ultimate Escape Rooms are a fun, physical, adventurous way to challenge your mind. Each room has a different theme. There are up to ten people in each room depending on which room you book; when the door locks you have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles using the elements of the room. Can U Escape? Reservations recommended; gift certificates available. Sun-Thur 11am-9:45pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Ventura Harbor Village, 1591 Spinnaker Drive #117 C, in Ventura. Info:​​ 805-256-6600 or click here

Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers  presented throughout January by the America’s Job Center of California in Oxnard with support from the Workforce Development Board, EDD Workforce Services and the Human Services Agency of Ventura County. Career Shop topics include resume writing and job interview techniques. For more job search opportunities, go to https://www.caljobs.ca.gov. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration is required. Call the America’s Job Center of California at 805-204-5171 or go to its website to enroll.

GIRL SCOUTS Picture this: a safe, no-limits place designed specifically for girls, where they’re inspired to seek out new challenges, build important skills, and take the lead. That’s Girl Scouts. A place where every girl has the space and support she needs to reach her full potential and accomplish amazing things. With a unique network of more than 50 million girls and women to cheer her on every step of the way, a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure starts here. Join today at girlscoutsccc.org/join or text JOIN to 5961

Now Open (thru Mar 18):  “Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction” Exhibit Works by local artisans, images and stories of the deep will be featured; a  historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean’s depths. Family friendly – great for all! The public is invited to the opening reception January 9, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM. Exhibtion runs Jan 9th to March 18th in the Farr Gallery at Channel Islands Maritime Museum, open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, and Tues/Wed for group tours and private member events (please call ahead to make a reservation). Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Museum entry is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children (ages 6-17), free for members and children under 6, and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or 805-984-6260

Sat, Jan 26 - Fri, Feb 1: Moorpark Library's Winter Book Sale Shop a broad selection of hardcover and paperback fiction in all genres, including sci fi, plus children's and young adult books. All gently used of course, but some look almost new. Pricing: $4 per bag for non-members and $3 per bag for members of the Friends, both of which are fantastic bargains. If anyone would like to join the Friends to take advantage of members' pricing, we'll have applications at the sale. As always, everyone can buy as many bags as they would like, and stuff the bags with as many books as the bag(s) will hold. Some of our regular customers have become real experts at bag-stuffing! All proceeds are donated back to the Library to support library programs. Sale is at the Moorpark Library, 699 Moorpark Ave, on the front porch during regular library hours. Info: mfener@aol.com or 805-231-1198

Mon, Jan 28: Viva la Comida Community Dinner Join the Camarillo Rotary for Enchiladas, mariachis, magicians, opportunity drawings and piñatas for the kids! The dinner also includes beans, rice, salad and a salsa bar. Soft drinks, beer, wine and margaritas will also be available. Dine-in, take-out or drive-through. Tickets are $15, available from any Camarillo Rotarian or at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club and other local charities. 5 to 8pm at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo. Info: 805-732-5736 or click here

Thu, Jan 31: Oxnard Union High Schools Career Education Showcase The community event is open to middle schoolers, high schoolers and their parents who are interested in exploring the academic and career path opportunities offered at Oxnard Union high schools. Students can choose from 76 Pathways and Academies during their high school years. Pathways include robotics, architecture, information technology, agriculture, education, culinary and hospitality. Academies focus on business and technology, marine science, engineering and design, law and public service and green technology. Teachers and principals will be on hand to talk about the programs their high schools offer and answer questions. The showcase is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard (600 E. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard). Info: click here or 805-487-7582

Feb 15, 16 17, 23: The Harlem Globetrotters Showcasing some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy LoftonAnt AtkinsonHi-Lite BrutonHammer HarrisonThunder LawBull BullardFirefly Fisher and, Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT ListerTorch George and Hoops Green. Prior to every performance, fans can secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pregame event. Magic Pass gives fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After each game, fans can participate in a free autograph session. An additional exciting new element fans can look forward to this year is a new interactive mobile app with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game and one-of-a-kind image filters that can be shared on social media. Also back by popular demand, fans will also get a chance to see the Flying Globies, an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team that will defy gravity during breaks in the game action.Info/tix: click here

March: Code Ninjas Thousand Oaks Grand Opening At Code Ninjas, kids gain problem solving skills, develop logical thinking processes, build leadership skills, and grow their self-confidence. Boys and girls can build and play video games alongside their friends, all-the-while learning to code. Coding is “the new literacy of the 21st Century.” Best of all, they are doing what they love and it’s fun! Kids look forward to being at the center and parents love being able to log into their parent portal to see what their child has created. “Parents Night Out” and special events including birthday parties, and summer camps are also offered. Info: 805-492-CODE (2633)

May 18 & 19: California Strawberry Festival Kick off summer with chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza and dozens of other strawberry treats. Festivalgoers can sample strawberry-themed food and drink from over 50 vendors and take part in strawberry pie eating contests, strawberry relays, strawberry tart tosses and other free contests. An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed at the festival. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, live music on three outdoor stages, cooking demonstrations and contests (with fresh strawberries of course) and kids' rides and entertainment at their own Strawberryland. Since its inception, the California Strawberry Festival has donated over $4.5 million to southern California charitable organizations. A free shuttle service to the festival is available ($10 to park onsite). Admission: adults, $12, seniors (62+), $8, kids (5 to 12), $5, ages 4 and under, free. 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Strawberry Meadows Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Info: click here or 888-288-9242

Ongoing: Sat: The Camarillo Hospice Certified Farmers Market 8am until noon in the parking lot of the County of Ventura Senior Nutrition Center, at 2220 Ventura Blvd., on the south side of the Boulevard, between Elm Drive and Fir Street. Info: 389-6870 or visit the site .

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