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The Month Ahead

May 01, 2000

If you like to plan ahead, this monthly feature will be your guide and calendar. Just snip it out of the paper and attach it to the fridge.

To contribute suggestions for next month's calendar, send a letter by May 15 to the Month Ahead, Los Angeles Times, 93 S. Chestnut St., Ventura 93001.

For information, call 653-7570.

Feathered Photo Feature

Monday, May 1

The Conejo Valley chapter of the Audubon Society hosts photographer Ron Watkins and his program on "The Birds of Mexico" at 7:30 p.m. at Western Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. Free. Information: 289-0440.

Model Ship Expo

May 1-30

Ventura County Maritime Museum hosts a model ship expo and sale throughout the month. The exposition will feature 30 handcrafted miniature ships from Southern California's leading model ship builders, a range of watercraft, model-building demonstrations each weekend during the exhibit and an opportunity to speak with the model makers. The museum, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, is at 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Information: 984-6260.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday May 2, 2000 Ventura County Edition Metro Part B Page 3 Zones Desk 1 inches; 30 words Type of Material: Correction
Reagan signing--The Times on Monday incorrectly reported the date Nancy Reagan will sign books at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley. She will appear from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nancy Reagan Book Signing

Tuesday, May 4

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library hosts former First Lady Nancy Reagan from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library's museum store, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Get a signed copy of her autobiography, "My Turn," or a signed copy of "An American Life: The Autobiography" by Ronald Reagan. Proceeds from book sales support the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, a nonprofit organization that sustains the library and museum. For a group visit or information: 522-9953.

Festival of Oranges

May 4-7

Fillmore hosts its Orange Festival, featuring live entertainment, a parade, train rides, arts and crafts, a carnival and variety of food, including orange chicken. The festival runs from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in a variety of locations. Entertainment includes Danny Torres and the Piru River Band, Persuasion, Crossfire, Larry Dean and the Shooters, and Johnny Jacinto's Band. For schedule, locations and information: 524-0351 or 525-9820.

Festival of Classics

May 4-14

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce's annual music festival, "Living Treasures," will feature 21 classical events and meet-the-artist receptions in a number of historic sites in downtown Ventura. Highlights will include Sharon Isbin on classical guitar, Paul Salamunovich conducting the Ventura Master Chorale, the Ventura Master Singers and pianist John Browning. For a listing of events, check the festival Web site at http://www.vcmfa.org. Tickets range from $15 to $75 for opening night. For tickets, complimentary brochure or information: 648-3146.

Campy Comedy

Friday, May 5

Pierpont Inn presents "Venus Attacks," an interactive campy comedy, at 8 p.m. at the inn, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura. The self-help parody features two-time Emmy nominee Debbie Kaspar and two-time American Comedy Awards nominee Sheila Kay. Tickets are $15, with a two-drink minimum. Reservations and information: 643-6144.

Student Aid

Friday, May 5

Sterling Hills Golf Club hosts a golf classic fund-raiser with registration at 10 a.m. for a shotgun start at noon at the golf course, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. The event features a complimentary lunch, beverages, tee package, golf shirt and barbecue dinner with live auction and raffle. The driving range will also be open between registration and the shotgun start. Entry fee is $200 per player, $25 for the barbecue only. The proceeds will support area college students. Reservations or information: 384-8305.

Ojai Storytellers

May 5-7

Performances to Grow On presents the Ojai Storytelling Festival in a number of downtown Ojai locations. Storytellers include Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Barbara McBride-Smith, Patrick Ball, Boxtales Storytelling Group and the Voices of Illusion. The event consists of more than 22 events offering workshops for adults and children, storytelling solos, duets and music. Tickets for the overall event are $100 for a family of four; individual event costs vary. For a schedule, check out http://www.performingarts.net/ptgo. Locations, schedules or information: 646-8907.

Ojai Garden Tour

Saturday, May 6

The Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce holds its annual self-guided garden tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring seven unique gardens in the Ojai area. The garden styles range from using feng shui, tropical settings, Zone 1 permaculture techniques and more. Proceeds benefit the chamber. Tickets are $20, $10 for senior citizens, free for children under 12. Tickets, garden locations or information: 646-8126.

All Aboard!

Saturday, May 6

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