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A Kentucky Derby Theme Spring Fashion Show

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Hey Beautiful Boutique & Blow Dry Lounge had a Kentucky Derby Theme Fashion Show last Wednesday evening at their beautiful boutique in downtown Ventura.
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JAN
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CREATING COMMUNITY

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It was a festive night of eating, drinking and community at Ventura County’s first and only public market, The Annex, the evening January 11th for a private VIP Celebration, which recently opened at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard.
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OCT
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The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

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The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival, was held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet
Club on Saturday, it was the first of its kind in California. The guests enjoyed  two polo matches, great
music and tastings from some of Santa Barbara’s finest wineries. 
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MAR
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Four Star Theater Alliance Awards Gala for Season 2016

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The stars were out and shining brightly Sunday February 26 not only in Hollywood at the Kodak Theater for the Oscars, but here in the 805 at the Four Star Theater Alliance Awards Gala for Season 2016. The event was held at Moorpark's historic High Street Arts Center to a full house.
 
 
(left to right)Caroline J. Smith, Timorah Brown, Autumn Bodily, Nancy Jane Smeets & Hanna Mitchell
 
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FEB
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Ensemble Theater Company's Porgy & Bess Opening Night Cast Party

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Last Saturday night the Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic kicks off the New Year with a packed house to a bold jazz interpretation of the Tony Award winning musical The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, composed by George Gershwin with a libretto by DeBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, and adapted for the Broadway stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks
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NOV
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SPARKLING WITH EXCITEMENT FOR BAGS, BLING & BUBBLY 2016!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s (BBSVC) 8th Annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon was held last month at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo. The stylish event, benefiting BBSVC, had an amazing array of new designer and vintage handbags, jewelry, and accessories available for purchase or by auction.
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JUN
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The Collection at Riverpark Spring 2016 Fashion Show

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The Collection at RiverPark held it's inaugural fashion show with help of renowned international fashion show producer Shannon Davidson last month.
 
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Erik ReeL solo exhibition of paintings "Full Circle"at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

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The Erik ReeL solo exhibition of paintings, Full Circle,  opened at the Morris Graves Museum of Art  last month. There was a reception for the artist on Saturday April 2nd, with a talk by the artist and art critic Jae Carlsson [ArtForum, Dish] The exhibition features 16 works created especially for this exhibition, curated by Jemima Harr, Executive Director and Curator of the Museum.
 
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MAR
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Opening Night Shindig.

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Celebrities dressed in Western attire walked the red carpet this month as Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura presented the American Premiere of the stage play THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Attendees included musician Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield and his beautiful wife Michaela; Golden Globe nominated actor Ted Neeley with his wife Leeyan and daughter Tessa; and Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano with his daughters Liana and Meili.
 
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MAR
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley building Dedication honoring Rocky & Lon Morton

24636429353 8d350b1c49 cThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley held a Building Dedication last month Honoring Rocky & Lon Morton.
The Dedication was open to local businesses, organizations and individuals who had an interest in honoring Rocky & Lon Morton. Event highlights included building tours and dedications followed by a luncheon.
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FEB
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Santa Barbara Family YMCA Kicks Off 2016 Annual Campaign with Kentucky Derby-Themed Soirée

IMG 2517The Santa Barbara Family YMCA launched its Annual Campaign earlier this month with a Kentucky Derby-themed soirée. Approximately 300 people attended to kick off the YMCA’s fundraising efforts with dinner, drinks and dancing.
The Santa Barbara Family YMCA has set a goal of $185,000 for this year’s annual campaign, chaired by Matt Rowe and co-chaired by Tom and Beth Schmid. This year marks the sixth annual campaign that Rowe has participated in, and the third of which he has been campaign chair.

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MAY
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Afternoon Tea

20150508 152741 HDRA small group of Focus on the Masters supporters were treated to a personal tour of Lotusland's sensational art exhibition "FLOCK: birds on the brink" by guest curator Nancy Gifford. Included in the show are works from two of FOTM’s documented artists; Keith Puccinelli and Susan Tibbles. The exhibition ends on May 23. Organized by a devoted FOTM patron, the excursion concluded with a scrumptious tea at a private estate. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and contributed to FOTM's educational outreach.
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MAY
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Pacific Pride Foundation's Royal Ball 2015

Intro-PPF15 RoyalBall 0561Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) held its annual Royal Ball fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA. The sold out event with 500 distinguished guests, celebrities, and dignitaries attended the fundraiser gala, which supports Pacific Pride Foundation’s vital programs and services for the LGBTQ and HIV communities.

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NOV
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1st Fridays in Ventura-Bell Arts Factory & Vita Art Center

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BELL ARTS FACTORY- VITA ART CENTER
Home to artist studios and the Museum of Ventura County Tool Room Gallery, are open to the public First Fridays of each month. Artists can be seen working or displaying their art on days when there are special events taking place in the Tool Room Gallery or Community Room. Open every First Friday 6-9pm.
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NOV
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Erik ReeL Solo Show of New Paintings "Rebar"

10The Museum of Ventura County exhibited new acrylic paintings by Erik ReeL last Friday evening at The Tool Room @ Bell Arts Factory. The show feature works from his most recent series, Rebar. This exhibition continues ReeL's exploration of mark-making and its relationships to signification. The rebar motif is a loosely defined metaphor for the strength at the core of meaning, something inside and hidden within the concrete.

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OCT
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Art à la Mode Fundraising Gala

intro-2On Saturday September 20th, Studio Channel Islands Art Center presented Art à la Mode, a celebration of art with gourmet dinner by Chef Jason Collis of Plated Events. The evenings honorees were visionaries and founders J. Handel & Carol Evans with the 2014 Medici Award. The evening entertainment featured a musical performance by Canadian Guitarist Kevin Enstrom. This amazing event was held at the Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands Art Center.

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JUL
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VAM: Improvisational Painting in Ventura exhibition has got the EDGE

New-cropped2-VAM Exhibit5Congratulations to the artists – Alphonso Acosta, Linda Garcia, Rima Muna, Devin Oatway, and Nash Rightmer; and to the curator, Erik ReeL, a vision well executed!

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JUL
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Totally Local VC Dinner At The…Olivas Adobe

3This past June 20th Kat Merrick's Totally Local VC held their Annual Dinner at the ...Dinner series at the Olivas Adobe.Gabrielle Moes of Seasons Catering was the chef for this magical evening under the magnolia trees and drinks were featured from Four Brix Winery, Surf Brewery and Beacon Coffee. At $135.00 per person, it was well worth the price and what a great concept, everything totally local and so very delectable.
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MAY
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Santa Barbara Symphony May Concert

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MAY
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Hospice of Santa Barbara thanks their donors at ‘Heart of Hospice’ event

hospice SBHospice of Santa Barbara recently held a recognition reception for members of their Heart of Hospice sustaining donor program. The event was held on the front lawn of Hospice of Santa Barbara on the Riviera.

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