Oxnard will count down to its 100th anniversary celebration next week with events that include a park concert and a reenactment of a 1913 baseball game.
The Centennial Concert and Laser Light Show, featuring the Swing Kings band, will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Plaza Park at 5th and C streets. Lawn seating is free; preferred seating is $8 for individuals or $60 for tables of six.
Also Friday, sports authors Jeff Maulhardt and Jim Elfers will moderate a multimedia presentation of a New York Giants-Chicago White Sox exhibition game played in Oxnard in 1913. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at Heritage Square Hall, 731 South A St. Admission is free.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, actor Eddie Frierson will portray turn-of-the-century pitching great Christy Mathewson in a one-man play titled "Matty." Admission for the play, to be staged at Pacifica High School, is $5, or free for those with a ticket to the exhibition game to be reenacted this weekend.