What’s happening in Ventura County this weekend!

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler on March 13, 2015

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Here are some fun things going on this weekend!


1. FESTIVAL FUN: For the first time in three years, the Celtic Faire returns to Camarillo. Enjoy Celtic food, music from Scottish bagpipers, Scottish and Irish dancing, a best-in-kilt contest, rides, an art show and more.

The free event will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Constitution Park, We suggest you bring a hat or umbrella and extra water. The park’s at 601 Carmen Drive.

2. MEET A COYOTE: Join a ranger early Saturday evening in theSanta Monica Mountains for “The Wiley Coyote.” Learn about the savvy, opportunistic creatures, and enjoy a 1.5-mile hike through grassy hills. Bonus: You might catch a gorgeous sunset. Meet at Rancho Sierra Vista’s main parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and bring layered clothing.

The entrance is at Lynn Road and Via Goleta in Newbury Park. Take the Lynn Road exit off Highway 101 and head south five miles. Entrance is on your left. For more information:http://1.usa.gov/1b6mWHG

3. TRI A TRIATHLON: Always wanted to swim, bike and run — in that order — but weren’t sure how to get started? The YMCA is offering a free eight-week triathlon training course. The first class is 9 a.m. Saturday and lasts an hour. Then stay and try a mini-tri on site. Bring your gear.

The course will be at the Miller Family YMCA, 320 Via Las Brisas in Newbury Park. For more information go tohttp://www.millerymca.org or call 480-0309.

4. GET LUCKY: Join thousands of your friends along Main Street in Ventura for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Troops,” and the parade will open with sailors walking the route. Altogether, there are nearly 100 entries, including one Giant Green Pig. Dress in your favorite Irish clothing.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at San Buenaventura Mission at 211 E. Main St.

For more information, go tohttp://www.venturastpatricksdayparade.com.

5. LEARN MEDICINAL & EDIBLE TYPES OF PLANT LIFE:Join herbalist Tellur Fenner as he introduces participants to the diversity of Ventura County’s edible and medicinal plant life. The hike will take place in the upper Ventura River watershed north of Ojai.

Learn utilitarian purposes for the plants, as well as how to distinguish them from poisonous specimens.

Fenner, who majored in Western herbalism at Prescott College, has traveled extensively through the United States studying plants.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and costs $55.

Meet at the Maricopa Plaza parking lot to carpool, 1201 Maricopa Highway in Ojai. For more information contact Lanny Kaufer at 646-6281. www.HerbWalks.com

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