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Chicano Muralists East Los Streetscapers To Speak at Ventura College Th. Sept. 28, 2017

September 26, 2017
On Thurs. Sept 28, 2017 at 1pm, the Ventura College Chicano Studies Program invites you to experience Chicano culture and history in a free panel discussion by the East Los Streetscapers in Ayer y Todavía.

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Happy New Year! Happy Peace Day!

September 21, 2017

While most of us celebrate the New Year on January 1, this is merely the calendar year. Other cultures recognize the New Year, the spiritual New Year, as taking place at the time of the Fall or the Spring Equinox.  Read more…

Avant Garden International Peace Day and Fall Equinox Gatherings Sept. 21-22, 2017

September 19, 2017

This Thursday and Friday Sept 21 and 22, 2017 celebrate peace and autumn at Art City’s Avant Garden located at 197 Dubbers Street off Olive near Main Street in Ventura CA 93001. Read more…

Make A Difference This September

September 12, 2017

This month there are at least five opportunities for YOU to make a difference!

  1. Sat. Sept. 16:  “Coastal Cleanup Day” 9-noon
  2. Sat. Sept. 16: “Day of Caring” 9-noon
  3. Thu. Sept 21: “International Peace Day” various times, places
    1-7pm at Art City, Ventura
  4. Sat. Sept. 23: “Day for Kids” 9-5pm Oxnard
  5. Sat. Sept. 30: “Make a Difference Day” various times, places

So get out, get nature, get involved!

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Got Nature Deficit Disorder? Get Nature!

September 7, 2017


Nature Deficit Disorder was coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in the Woods to describe a malady that he sees in modern American society. Adults suffer from it also — as he explains in his subsequent book The Nature Principle. 

Burning Man 2017: how to visit BRC from home

August 29, 2017

Black Rock City from the air: center camp cafe is about in the dude’s armpit and his head obscures the Man but you get a sense of the layout of the City with lateral streets numbered and encircling ones in alphabetical order and named to compliment the year’s theme


By today, Tuesday August 29, most of the residents have arrived to the Black Rock Desert two hours northeast of Reno Nevada, and most of the ephemeral community of Black Rock City is built. From all reports including this one the City is as amazing as ever. But NO  2017 Burning Man SPOILERS in this post! You’ll have to wait!

Or watch this webcam… if you can’t!

You can also listen to BMIR — Burning Man Information Radio which is LIVE 24/7 during Burning Man. Read more…

Celebrate the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary with Wine, Tie-Dye, Cubensis

August 26, 2017

According to Wikipedia:

Psilocybe cubensis is a species of psychedelic mushroom whose principal active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin. Commonly called shrooms, magic mushrooms, golden tops, cubes, or gold caps, it belongs to the Hymenogastraceae family of fungi and was previously known as Stropharia cubensis. It is the most well known psilocybin mushroom due to its wide distribution and ease of cultivation.

And it’s also the name of a ban playing live in Venice and in Ventura today!


In 1967, 75,000-100,000 young people converged on San Francisco in what became known as the “Summer of Love.” To mark the occasion of this 5oth anniversary, San Francisco and other communities including Ventura are holding events and exhibitions in commemoration. Ventura’s Museum has a special exhibition up through August and events include the Grateful Tribute Band Cubensis.. Read more about how the Summer of Love began in this Vanity Fair article.

Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Cubensis, bring the sights, sounds, and fun of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead alive. For over 30 years, Cubensis has brought new life to the Grateful Dead’s material while remaining loyal to the original music and fans. What a great way to celebrate the Summer of Love!

Sat Aug 26 – Venice Beach Music Fest, Cubensis at 1pm, Windward Park ADDITIONAL INFO HERE

Sat Aug 26- Ventura County Museum, 100 E. Main, Ventura – 6pm evening show, all ages $10 – buy tickets HERE. Doors open at 5 p.m., concert runs from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $10; no-host bar.  Who wants to tailgate with us?

Can’t go today? Cubensis is also coming back to Ventura to play at Discovery in September.

But where ever you are, you can celebrate the Summer of Love with friends!

Last month, we gathered for a wine tasting and tie dye party– so much fun! Read all about the wines we tasted here.


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