Feb
20
Thu
VC Master Gardeners: Grow Your Own Tomatoes @ Agriculture Museum
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
VC Master Gardeners: Grow Your Own Tomatoes @ Agriculture Museum | Santa Paula | California | United States

Join in on the fun with a new gardening topic each month presented by Ventura County’s top Master Gardeners. Advanced registration advised. The UC Master Gardeners Program extends research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices.

Join us at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12—2PM to learn about the different types and classes of tomatoes, how to plant and grow tomatoes from seeding to transplanting, fertilizing, is pruning necessary, and harvest, and some of the more common diseases affecting tomatoes and how to cope with them. Ventura County Master Gardener Julian Hoyle will be joining us.

Admission is free, but please register in advanced at this link.

Feb
23
Sun
A Conversation with Kim Schoenstadt @ Museum of Ventura County
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A Conversation with Kim Schoenstadt @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Focus on the Masters kicks off its 25th Season of their award winning Artist Spotlight interview series on February 23, 2020 from 3—4:30PM at the Museum of Ventura County. Admission is free to FOTM Members, $15 for General Publuc and $10 for Seniors.

Kim Schoenstadt’s international site-specific installations are inspired by the intersections of architecture, sculpture, color, line, history, culture and concepts based around overlapping points in time. Each piece creates multiple realities simultaneously through skillfully orchestrated compositions. The artist states, “My work has always had two interlocking avenues of inquiry. The more visible part of my studio practice involves a formal interrogation of architecture and environments through drawing and installation work. The other less conspicuous side engages more sociologically and conceptually with groups of people in order to inform a work’s content.” Schoenstadt is interested in the power of art to change one’s relationship with space and educate the viewer of the history and culture of a place. Among her current projects, is a permanent installation at the Los Angeles County Metro’s Fairview Heights Station. She is also known for her ongoing series, Now Be Here, group photographs taken of hundreds of female artists. The project addresses the issue of gender underrepresentation in contemporary art museums. Kim Schoenstadt was born in Chicago, Illinois and received her BFA from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.

To learn more about Kim Schoenstadt visit www.KimSchoenstadt.com.

Special invitation to educators and students: The Artist Spotlight is open to students with valid ID free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required. To RSVP visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.

AfterGlow Fundraising Event: The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at the Ventura seaside home of Martin and Virginia Furmanski. Paid reservations are required prior to February18. We expect this AfterGlow to sell out. Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.

$30 FOTM members, $40 Non-members.

Sponsored by Martin and Virginia Furmanski

Season Sponsors:

Dennis Mitchell at I Capelli Salon, Passion Flowers, Peterson Graphics, Museum of Ventura County,
Scott Miles – The Scientific Photographer, Dee Finning – Virgin Moon and David Tuomi Sound

Special Exhibit: In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Vita Art Center, located at 28 W. Main St., Ventura, is exhibiting the artwork of four women artists that will be formally documented by FOTM in 2020. The work of Kim Schoenstadt, Margaret Garcia, Lori Cozen Geller and Katie Van Horn is on display through March 20. This is the fourth annual all women’s art exhibit co-curated by Vita Art Center and Focus on the Masters. Collector’s Preview Saturday, February 29, 4 to 7 pm. Public Reception Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 pm.

Feb
27
Thu
CMHS Speaker Series – When Back Surgery Is Not The Answer @ Museum of Ventura County
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CMHS Speaker Series – When Back Surgery Is Not The Answer @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Chronic pain is a silent monster that haunts nearly 1 in 5 Americans. Always lurking, waiting to strike, it can stand in the way of even the most basic daily activities. Effective chronic pain treatment is often elusive — but recently, many patients have been reclaiming their lives with HF10, a new spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy capable of providing significant relief. Join us to learn more and find out if HF10 is right for you.

Dr. Dorsi specializes in neurosurgery with subspecialty expertise in brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery. He received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and completed an advanced spinal care fellowship at UCLA. He is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff and the clinical instructor for Western University School of Medicine.

Register to attend by signing up online or calling 800-383-3006 today!

Mar
7
Sat
Soroptimist Community Walk & Speaker Forum @ Museum of Ventura County
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Soroptimist Community Walk & Speaker Forum @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, March 7, 2020 for A Community Walk and Speaker Forum. Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking. Help us put an end to the suffering with education, advocacy and involvement. The Soroptimist CRR District 1 Annual Awareness Event to Stop Human Trafficking & Sexual Slavery will feature speakers Darryl Evey, CEO/ED Family Assistance Program Victorville, Jimmy Lopez, Labor Trafficked, Survivor, Advocate, and Tyesa Harvey, Domestic Sex Trafficked, Survivor, Advocate, Writer, and Speaker.

Schedule
1:00 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m. Community Walk
2:30 p.m. Speakers Forum

Presented by the Soroptimist International of Oxnard, Ventura, Fillmore, Camarillo, and the Conejo Valley. Visit www.StopTraffickingVenturaCounty.org for more information. Download the event post. Richard, if the PDF “Soroptimist Flyer” can be downloaded on this page that would be excellent.

About Us

Women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams. The goal of every club is to improve the quality of living for women and girls

Why We Stand Out

Soroptimist gives cash awards to outstanding female students to help with their continuing education and increase their self esteem by acknowledging their accomplishments. It begins with awards at the local level and then onto the regional, national and international levels. These projects are funded by the hundreds of local clubs. Our soroptimist mission is to improve the lives of women and girls while building and maintaining meaningful relationships with Soroptimist members.

Our Mission

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. In order to accomplish this goal, the organization has local, regional, national and international programs. This organization’s signature program is “Live Your Dream.”

Mar
9
Mon
Oxnard Film Society Screening of “Dolores” @ Plaza Cinemas 14 in Downtown Oxnard
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Oxnard Film Society Screening of "Dolores" @ Plaza Cinemas 14 in Downtown Oxnard | Oxnard | California | United States

The Museum of Ventura County is excited to co-sponsor with the Oxnard Film Society for two special screenings of “Dolores” on Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Plaza Cinemas 14 in Downtown Oxnard.

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

This screening of “Dolores” is in collaboration with the Museum of Ventura County’s upcoming exhibit “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo.

Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo will be on display from March 14, 2020—April 26, 2020 at the Museum of Ventura County and from March 20, 2020-August 2, 2020 the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. An opening reception will be held in Ventura on Saturday, March 14 from 2—4 PM. Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

Jorge Corralejo, a longtime local activist and civic leader, displays his collection of photography and archives of work at both the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula for this special two-location exhibit. A photography exhibit from the 1970’s labor strikes featured along with memorabilia from the collection of longtime local activist and civic leader, Jorge Corralejo. We learn about his time with United Farm Workers, working alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta from the Boston A & P strikes to the streets of Oxnard.

The Museum of Ventura County is honored to host Dolores Huerta on March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM for a talk about her years working with the UFW, her work building community and organizing for change, and so much more. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo exhibit both before and after the talk. Admission is $5 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Pre-purchase tickets today at the following link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Huerta

Mar
12
Thu
Water: Take 1 Film Festival @ Museum of Ventura County
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Water: Take 1 Film Festival @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Ventura Water is pleased to invite all community members to the 8th Annual Water: Take 1 Film Festival.

The Water: Take 1 Film Festival presents water-themed short films that showcase critical water issues as well as community efforts in water conservation, resource management, and sustainability. Water: Take 1 tells the stories of innovative leaders that inspire collaboration and bring awareness to the essential life source of water.

Space is limited. Please arrive on time to ensure admission.

For more information visit www.watertake1.com

 

Mar
19
Thu
Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta @ Museum of Ventura County
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

The Museum of Ventura County is honored to host Dolores Huerta on Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM for a talk about her years working with the UFW, her work building community and organizing for change, and so much more. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo exhibit both before and after the talk. Admission is $5 for museum members, $15 for non-members.

Pre-purchase tickets today at the following link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Huerta

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

 

Mar
26
Thu
CMHS Ethics in Healthcare – Does Technology Make You Healthier? @ Museum of Ventura County
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
CMHS Ethics in Healthcare – Does Technology Make You Healthier? @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 5:30—6:30PM for a discussion on how Silicon Valley is changing healthcare. Admission is free with registration.

This presentation will be moderated by Dr. James Hornstein, CMHS Chair of the Bioethics Committee.

 

Apr
16
Thu
CMHS Ethics in Healthcare – Advance Healthcare Planning @ Museum of Ventura County
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
CMHS Ethics in Healthcare – Advance Healthcare Planning @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Viva la Vida: An Advance Healthcare Planning Fiesta

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 5:30—6:30PM to celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day. Admission is free with registration.

This presentation will be moderated by Dr. James Hornstein, CMHS Chair of the Bioethics Committee.

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