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Events to Help Fund Thanksgiving Meals


Pacific View Mall will host a fund-raising event Saturday to help pay for Thanksgiving meals provided for the underprivileged by Food Share, Ventura County's food bank.

"Community in Bloom: Turning Flowers into Food" will feature floral displays, face painting and flower demonstrations.

On Sunday, performing arts enthusiasts and mall patrons will catch a sneak preview of the upcoming production of "The Nutcracker" at the mall.

The Ventura County Ballet Company will perform excerpts of the holiday production at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday at Pacific View's community plaza at Main and Mills streets.

Visitors can see the full "Nutcracker" ballet at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.

Tickets are $19, $15 and $10. A family packet of four tickets for $45 is also available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center by calling 486-2424 or directly from Ballet Ventura School at 643-8909.

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