Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Rotary Clubs of Oxnard & Ventura Marina, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme Young Professionals Network to Host 2nd Annual Wine & Art Trail in Downtown Oxnard

Posted in Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on March 10, 2010

OXNARD, Calif.- On Sunday, April 18, 2010, Oxnard Rotary and Rotary Marina along with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Young Professionals Network will hold its inaugural launch of Wine/Art Trail—Rediscovering Downtown Oxnard, an event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs’ After-School Music Program. The event, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm will start in downtown Oxnard’s Heritage Square and feature a five-stop walking tour. The trail will take you through a fun tour tasting fine local wines and food offerings while enjoying the unique artists’ exhibits at each location. The tour will include Heritage Square, Rancho Ventavo Cellars, Downtown Center for the Arts, Carnegie Museum and Fresh & Fabulous.
Wineries participating in the 2nd Annual Wine & Art Trail are Herzog Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Rancho Ventavo Cellars, Santa Barbara Winery, Stafford Premium Wines and Summerland Winery.
Committee co-chair Kate Koslosky, Oxnard Rotary President stated, “I am excited to see our second year of the Wine & Art Trail come together after a very successful first year. This year we are again featuring Ventura County wineries, local restaurants, and downtown Oxnard venues for the Art exhibits. In addition, participants will be able to see and hear more from the Boys and Girls Club “Voices of Hope” choir; their music program is the direct beneficiary of this event to provide funds to continue the vocal and instrumental programs. It’s also fantastic to work with several local organizations to bring this event to fruition.”

The event will conclude back at Heritage Square where participants will be treated to a signature event wine glass and a performance by the “Voices of Hope” Choir and Orchestra. The performance will be followed by a raffle offering fabulous prizes. Individual tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door. Tickets are available online at or at the Boys & Girls Club (5th St. location), Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, Herzog Wine Cellars and the California Welcome Center.

“Voices of Hope” Choir and Orchestra is an important after-school educational opportunity and a collaborative effort with the Rio School District and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The performance consists of an orchestra and choir. There are currently 85 students participating in each. Over 500
children have auditioned. Many students have been waiting outside the music classroom eagerly asking when they will have the opportunity to take music lessons. For at-risk youth, music education can make all the difference.
For Sponsorship Opportunities, ticket sales, or further information please contact the Oxnard Rotary at


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