If you live in midtown Ventura, throw some chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch in the car and head over to the Midtown Super Block Party on Sept. 13.
MacMillan Street, which runs in front of the old Washington School, will be blocked off between Main and San Nicholas streets until 4 p.m. for the neighborhood block party.
The free event will feature games for children, entertainment, a firetruck display by the Ventura Fire Department and an Art Car, designed by Ventura artists to look like a giant bug.
The block party is the first for the fledgling Midtown Community Council.
"We've now formally organized," said organizer Karen Flock. "We've had a couple of business meetings, so we thought we would like to do some fun community activities. This is the first one."