|Harrison Classroom Ribbon Cutting at CSUCI Library|
Picture: Jim Harrison, second from left, and Ralph Harrison, right, join with California State University Channel Islands President Richard Rush and CSUCI Library Dean Paul T. Adalian in special ribbon cutting to open the "Harrison Industries Classroom" in the new CSUCI library. The Harrison family made a donation to help establish the state of the art library.
|Got E-Waste? Bring it to Disposal Event on April 26|
|Gold Coast Recycling joins the City of Ventura and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce in encouraging Ventura residents and businesses to "Go Green!" On Saturday,April 26, they are joining forces to stage an electronic waste collection event at the Gold Coast's facility at 5275 Colt St.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day,Ventura residents and small businesses can drop off old computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, printers, televisions and other electronic items for free and safe disposal.
Rapid advances in technology and an expanding demand for new features accelerate the generation of "e-waste." But e-waste contains hazardous materials like lead and cadmium, thus it is illegal to dispose of it in the trash.The e-waste event provides Ventura residents and small businesses the opportunity to clear out unused clutter from their homes and offices while helping the environment.
For more information, call the City's Environmental Services Office at 652-4525.Can't make it on April 26? No problem. Gold Coast Recycling also is open Monday through Saturday, for free and safe e-waste disposal. But there is a minimal charge to dispose of fluorescent light bulbs.
|'Bids for Kids' Auction Benefits Camarillo Youth|
|Last year's annual "Bids for Kids" live and silent auction raised $50,000 for the Camarillo Boys and Girls Club.This year, do we hear $60,000?
The theme of this year's auction is "Denim & Diamonds" and it will be held on Saturday,April 26, at the Las Posas Country Club. E.J. Harrison & Sons is the Chairman's Circle sponsor for the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club, and the Harrison family will be out in force for this gala. Twenty members, including Vice President Myron Harrison and his son George - both Camarillo residents - attended last year's auction.
The Camarillo Boys & Girls Club's mission is to provide a safe, structured environment during those important after school hours, and to offer programs that inspire youth during their important growing years.Join us in supporting the "Bids for Kids" auction. Call 482-8113 for more information.
|Ventura Music Festival is April 30 - May 10|
|The City of Ventura and the Ventura Music Festival Association are proudly presenting the 14th Annual Music Festival from April 30 - May 10.This year's theme is "Appassionata," celebrating music from the Romantic Era, the period from 1820-1920 when composers emphasized emotional expression over formal structure.
E.J. Harrison & Sons has been a festival supporter from the beginning, and, as in past years, we're sponsoring the concert at the Mission San Buenaventura. Performing at the mission this year - on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. - will be the Concord Ensemble, an a cappella consort of men's and women's voices dedicated primarily to Early Music and contemporary vocal literature. Based in Los Angeles, the ensemble has received numerous accolades, including the Grand Prize in the First Early Music America/Dorian Recordings Competition, and the Competition in Performance of Hispano-American Music. Please join us and enjoy this rich cultural experience.
Festival organizers have put together an impressive lineup of performers at this year's festival.They include the headline act, Pink Martini.The ensemble, performing May 4, stirs and shakes listeners with a world blend of classical, Cuban, Brazilian and French music.Performers also include chamber ensemble Concertante, May 2; pianist Guiseppe Albanese, May 3; guitarist Gonzalo Arias Contreras and pianist Sara Daneshpour, May 5; violinist Leila Josefowicz, May 6;Turtle Island Quartet, May 9; and soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor David Lomeli with the Festival Orchestra, May 10. For festival tickets and concert venues, call 648-3146, or visit www.venturamusicfestival.org.
|Fillmore May Festival is Family Fun at its Best|
|Step back to a simpler time by attending the 2008 Fillmore May Festival that runs May 15-18. A celebration of the community since 1917, the festival has it all - train rides, carnival attractions, great food and family fun.
Harrison Industries and Santa Clara Valley Disposal have long been sponsors of this wonderful small-town event in Downtown Fillmore which gets better each year. This year's festival boasts more carnival rides, more food and craft vendors, better access to Downtown merchants as well as live entertainment, a karaoke contest, talent show and baby contest.
Also, Thursday, May 15, is Family Night, with kids 16 and under getting into the carnival for free.
|62nd Ojai Music Festival Draws Top Artistic Performers|
|The 62nd Ojai Music Festival, set for June 5-8, continues the bold Ojai tradition of presenting thought-provoking and often revolutionary music by renowned composers and artists.
Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris and Music Director David Robertson, who also conducts the Ojai Festival Orchestra, have put together a dynamic festival lineup of performers who are drawn to the event noted for its artistic expression and adventure. They include soprano Dawn Upshaw, composer-pianist Steve Reich, award-winning German actress Barbara Sukowa and the musicians of the new music ensemble Signal, founded and conducted by Brad Lubman.
Harrison Industries is a proud sponsor of the Ojai Music Festival, and encourages
Concerts will take place at the Libbey Bowl, where Ojai Festival-goers have experienced performances by legendary artists of their time since the festival's founding in 1947. Other events will be held at the Ojai Presbyterian Church, the Ojai Arts Center and the Ojai Playhouse.
Series tickets are now available and range from $90 to $545 for a full series and $70 to $245 for a mini series. Call 646-2094 or visit www.ojaifestival.org.