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Orders Being Accepted for Daffodil Days

February 07, 1999

* The American Cancer Society will sponsor its 14th annual Daffodil Days flower sale fund-raising campaign, with orders being accepted through March 1. Prices range from $10 for a small bouquet to $110 for an elaborate arrangement. Proceeds will benefit the society's programs for cancer patients and their families, as well as public education and advocacy programs. To place an order, call a local cancer society office at 983-8864, 644-6656, 497-0114 or 527-5360.

Gala and Auction to Raise Funds for School * Four Winds School will sponsor its annual Mid-Winter Gala and Auction fund-raiser at 3 p.m. today at the Masonic Hall, 309 Mallory Way, Ojai. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Suzanne's Cuisine, dessert by the Ranch House restaurant. Four Winds, a private school for children ages 2-6, is behind the Ojai Center for the Arts on Montgomery Street. $35. Information: 646-1113.

Benefit for School Biology Department * Local restaurants and wineries will provide food, dessert and wine samples at the seventh annual Einstein & Wine benefit sponsored by the Bonaventure High School Academic Enrichment Committee from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Oxnard Raddison, 600 E. Esplanade Drive. Proceeds will benefit the high school's biology department. $25. Information: 648-6836.

Women's Club Planning International Fete * The Camarillo Women's Club will host an international night fund-raiser at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Marquie Dinner Theatre, 340 Mobil Ave. The program will include dinner, a silent auction, entertainment and a display of items from around the world. $20, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Tickets: 484-9315.

Tom Jones Impersonator to Sing at Concert * Impersonator Raymond Michael, best known for his work as Elvis, will take on the persona of singer Tom Jones in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Moorpark High School Performing Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. The concert will benefit the Moorpark High School Jazz band, which also will perform. $10. Tickets: 378-6388 or 529-4295.

Habitat for Humanity to Present Love Songs * Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County will present "Love Songs by Candlelight" at 5 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. The program will include love songs, arias and duets, as well as piano solos. $10. Information: 987-4933.

Life Centers Hosting Dinner Dance * Life Centers of Ventura County, a nonprofit group serving women and children, will host its annual Valentine's dinner dance Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. $32.50. Reservations: 484-8272.

Benefit Performance for Local Artists * Poets, musicians and other local performers will present a benefit show from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Theater on Main, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. The program will include a silent auction. Proceeds will assist artists who were displaced by fires in December at Ventura's Art City studio. $20. Tickets: 658-4726.

Auction to Assist Humane Society * The Camarillo Newcomers Club will host a benefit dinner-dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Tower Club, 300 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Proceeds from a silent auction and a prize drawing will benefit the Ventura County Humane Society. $35. Reservations: 388-9506.

Heart Association to Sponsor Run and Walk * The American Heart Assn. will sponsor the Ojai Valley Heart and Sole run and walk Saturday beginning at Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Road, Ojai. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with the 5K walk and run starting at 8 a.m., 10K walk and run at 8:45 a.m. and one-mile family fun run at 8:55 a.m. $20 general, $8 children 18 and younger for the 5K and 10K; $6 for the fun run. Information: 445-7050.

Cancer Center to Put on Fashion Show * Ventura County cancer survivors will serve as models for the Cancer Center of Ventura County's annual Heart and Soul of Fashion show from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, 2101 Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. The guest speakers, Dr. Rosemary McIntyre and dietitian Susan Speer, will discuss the latest research in breast cancer and nutrition. $30 per person, $55 per couple. Reservations: 988-2641.

Sale to Help Fund Playground Equipment * The Poinsettia School Parent Teacher Organization will host a rummage sale and pancake breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 20 at the school, 350 N. Victoria Ave., Ventura. Breakfast will be served until 10 a.m., with the rummage sale running through 2 p.m. Proceeds will be used to buy new playground equipment for the school's kindergarten students. $3. Information: 641-5475.

Lions Club Organizing Annual Casino Night * The Ventura Beach Lions Club will host its sixth annual "Diamonds 'n' Dice" casino night fund-raiser from 7 to 11 p.m. March 5 at the Wedgewood Banquet Center, 588 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. There will be casino-style games, a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Information: 676-7726.

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