CMH offers melanoma seminar

Community Memorial Health System will present a seminar about malignant melanoma from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Aug. 20 in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St., Ventura. Samuel Bern, M.D., a Ventura plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats patients with melanoma and other skin cancers, will lead the seminar. He will cover risk factors and […]

Manzanar prisoner, painter inspires art exhibit

Works on display at Thousand Oaks Community Gallery

After he went blind in the last years of his life, watercolorist Henry Fukuhara painted memories of soaring mountains, verdant trees and a desolate prison. During World War II, Fukuhara and his family were incarcerated at the Manzanar internment camp in California’s Owens Valley, one of 10 relocation centers set up by the federal government after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor […]

Artist’s work focuses on California missions

Camarillo Art Center will feature a show titled “California Mission Journeys” from Sun., Aug. 4 through 25 at 3150 Ponderosa Drive. The show features the work of guest artist Dr. Jennifer Colby and other member artists of the center who have created art that represents California missions. Colby’s work grew from her journey to all 21 missions in search of […]

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., AUG. 2 Conejo Valley Newcomers Club 8:30 a.m. at parking lot beside Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Walk through Conejo Creek Park North for 45 minutes. Meet at 10 a.m. for coffee at outside food court, The Oaks, Hillcrest Drive, T.O. Phone: 805.267.9558. Ventura Bachelors ’N’ Bachelorettes 7 to 10:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, […]

Wineries raise spirits and funds for nonprofit

Meadowlark Service League hosted 26th annual festival at Camarillo Ranch

Cooled by Sunday’s overcast weather, hundreds of oenophiles and foodies alike meandered on the lawn of the Camarillo Ranch balancing a glass of wine in one hand and plates of tapas in the other during the 26th annual Taste of Camarillo Wine and Food Festival. Ticket holders were treated to an afternoon of wine tasting, small plates and desserts prepared […]

Meditation session for vets

Healing in America, an Ojai-based nonprofit organization, will present a free guided meditation and energy healing session for local veterans from 10 to 11 a.m. Tues., Aug. 6 at the offices of the Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. This session is for veterans who are seeking help on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. For […]

Hay maze, barn animals, food at fair

County fair runs July 31 to Aug. 11

The 138th annual Ventura County Fair opened Wed., July 31 at the fairgrounds, with winners of the poster contest participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The fair will run through Sun., Aug. 11. Following a theme of “Boots, Barns and Banjos,” the 2013 fair features favorites such as the sounds of the Tune Bandits at the Main Gate Stage, Uncle Leo’s […]

K-9s, robots on display at police open house

In recognition of National Night Out, Camarillo police and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will host a public open house from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Sat., Aug. 3, at the Camarillo Police Department, 3701 E. Las Posas Road. National Night Out is a program designated to heighten crime and drug awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit and policecommunity partnerships. The […]

Fundraiser raises laughs

Children’s choir auditions to be held in Somis

The Master Children’s Choir will hold auditions for kids ages 6 through 16 by appointment on Sat., Aug. 17 at 2431 Somis Road, Somis. For information or to schedule an audition, call (805) 796-1951.