Support the Magic of CASA

Join CASA of Ventura County on Thursday, June 14at 6 p.m.for a magical evening at The Tower Club in Oxnard to support CASA’s mission to provide a powerful voice for abused, neglected and abandoned foster children. The evening features magic, music, delicious food and drinks and a fabulous silent auction. Tickets are $125 per person. Proceeds support CASA of Ventura County. RSVP: CASAofVenturaCounty.org or call 805.389.3120.

Anniversary Celebration

Casa Pacifica invites guests to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival, Sunday, June 3, at the California State University Channel Islands campus. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better—a tall order given the event’s status as Best Charity Event and Best Food & Drink Festival six years running. All proceeds benefit the vital programs and services Casa Pacifica provides to the community’s most vulnerable children and their families.

Casa Pacifica and the Angels are excited to welcome their generous hosts back to the festival, including the Zarley Family; the Van Huisen Family; Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC; Conico Oil/MacValley Oil & Mission Produce. An array of exhibitors will offer delicious food samples from restaurants, caterers, bakeries and specialty shops, as well as palette-pleasing tastes of fine wines, smooth brews and specialty beverages from throughout the region and California.

A large online silent auction and live entertainment, plus the “Best in Fest” brewery competition and the Yummie Top Chef competition ensure an incredible time. CPWineAndFoodFestival.com

Run for the Love of Seniors

Join the community in supporting Senior Concerns at the 25th Annual Ladin Subaru 5K/10K and Half Marathon Love Run and 1 Mile fun run in Westlake Village the morning of Sunday, June 3. Thousands of runners, walkers, adults and children participate in the run each year. The Love Run raises money for the Meals on Wheels program in Thousand Oaks. The program serves seniors who are no longer able to shop or cook for themselves. Last year, volunteer drivers delivered nearly 35,000 meals in the Conejo Valley. Senior Concerns never turns anyone away due to an inability to pay. As demand continues to increase the need for corporate sponsorship does as well, making it even more important for businesses in the community to support the Meals on Wheels program. The races start and finish at 3011 Townsgate Road. LoveRunWestlake.com

Big Brother Accolades

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County recently presented Steven M. Greenwood an Outstanding Community Partner award in recognition of his many ongoing contributions to the agency, ranging from the generosity of annual giving, service as a long-time Board of Directors member, and time as a Big Brother and mentor to a youth facing adversity.

The Lewis Greenwood Foundation, of which Greenwood is an associate, delivers a substantial gift to BBSVC every year, providing funds that directly provide BBSVC needed resources to identify, screen, train and match adult role models—mentors, or “Bigs”—in Ventura County who can be matched with youth facing adversity. In serving community youth, mentors help break negative cycles such as drug or alcohol abuse, poverty or gang violence, and help their mentees—or “Littles”—discover a brighter future through education, career goals and, of course, fun activities that they may bond over.

“Steve has been a hands-on advocate for BBSVC for many years, and truly understands the importance and impact of our mentoring programs in the community,” says BBSVC CEO Lynne West.