5 Saturday Must SEAS! Saturday May 18
Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 18 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Channel Island National Parks Visitor Center
You are invited to celebrate Kids to Parks Day at an event on May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in the Ventura Harbor. Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play hosted by the National Park Trust, encourages families to explore and celebrate America’s public lands and waters. This free family event includes activity stations where children can learn about the plants, animals, and history of the park. Concurrently, the park and Channel Islands Park Foundation will be hosting a beach cleanup of the Ventura Harbor Cove from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. To participate, volunteers must sign up and attend a brief safety orientation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves. Several ranger led programs will also be offered at the visitor center throughout the day, including tide pool talks at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and a special children’s program about the adaptations of seals and sea lions at 1:00 pm. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in and earn badges for four different Junior Ranger programs.
Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts Reception
Saturday, May 18 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts
An exhibition of artworks by Buenaventura Art Association members opens next week at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts, the group’s beachfront location, and will run May 14 to July 14.
Juror Christine Leong, an award-winning Camarillo watercolor artist, made selections from among members’ works geared toward Ventura’s summer visitors: lots of ocean-themed art and local scenes.
Concurrent with special open houses at other Harbor Village gift shops and galleries, BAA will be serving wine and light snacks from 5-7 p.m. May 18, and invites visitors to make the circuit. The others include The Mermaid Gallery, Anja’s Boutique and The Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery, which is featuring mugs by more than 20 of its ceramic artists, some of whom will be on hand.
Mermaid Gallery Spring Open House
Saturday, May 18 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Mermaid Gallery
Come enjoy the beautiful NEW hand-painted pieces and mermaid-themed decor at Tina O’Brien’s Mermaid Gallery Open House! Experience the seaside views from Ventura Harbor Village and then take the memories home with you from Mermaid Gallery’s fantastic collection! Be greeted by a live mermaid and enjoy light refreshments.
Marvellous Mug Marketplace
Saturday, May 18 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Ventura County Potter’s Guild & Gallery
The Ceramic spotlight will shine on mugs at the Ventura County Potters’ Guild Gallery (VCPG) in Ventura Harbor. Mugs from over 20 gallery members will be available for purchase on Saturday, May 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. We invite our stalwart collectors and newcomers to join us for a coffee and tea reception with light snacks for this “Marvelous Mug Marketplace.” Artists will be available to explain their inspirations, techniques and secrets. You can purchase your mug and immediately enjoy a cup of joe! Or just come to peruse the vast, eclectic collection made by our ceramic artists.
The Ventura County Potters’ Guild was founded in 1957 and continues its mission of promoting ceramic arts through the gallery, workshops, and monthly meetings. The monthly meetings are open to the public and feature ceramic demonstrations or presentations. More information can be found at www.venturapottersguild.org
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club Special Guest
Saturday, May 18 6 PM & 8:30 PM | Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
Jackie Flynn: Early on in his career, Jackie was discovered on stage in Boston by the Farrelly brothers, who have since cast him in back to back roles in “King Pin”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Me,Myself And Irene” “Shallow Hal” and “Stuck On You”, where he played opposite pop-diva Cher.Fans of the hit show “The King Of Queens”, will recognize Jackie from his many appearances on that show and the feature “Here Comes the Boom” with Kevin James, as well as his role alongside the likes of Burt Reynolds, NFL Coach Jimmy Johnson and Jerome Bettis as one of the “Men Of The Square Table” in the hugely popular Miller Lite “Man Law” commercials. Jackie is one of the proud winners of the San Francisco Comedy Competition, has been a featured performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival Galas, and has been seen on HBO, NBC and CBS. Audiences young and old appreciate his wit and rapid fire “take no prisoners” delivery. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club is 18+. Tickets can be pre-purchased at venturaharborcomedyclub.com.