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Maritime Museum to Hold Auction

October 18, 2000|JOSH GOLDSTEIN

The Ventura County Maritime Museum will host its eighth annual fund-raising auction at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ventura Yacht Club.

Some of the items available for auction include paintings by local artists, handmade ship models, a private tour of the Point Hueneme Lighthouse and a field trip for kids aboard the Channel Islands Floating Lab, said Mark Bacin, the museum's executive director.

Other items up for bid include a firetruck ride and dinner for a family of four prepared by members of the Oxnard Fire Department.

The museum does not receive any money from county government, so it depends on private donations and fund-raisers to help pay for exhibits and educational programs, Bacin said.

The museum typically raises about $10,000 during its annual auction, he said.

Auction items can be previewed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the event is $20 per person and includes food.

The museum will continue its "Dutch Masters: Art of the Sea" exhibit through Jan. 31.

The Ventura Yacht Club is at 1755 Spinnaker Drive.

For more information, call 984-6260.

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