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New Year's Eve Celebrations In Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

2018 is coming to an end! Celebrate all the new beginnings that 2019 will bring throughout Ventura County! Whether you are looking for a night of laughter or live music, you will find the perfect way to end the year with family and friends. Ring in the New Year at one of these incredible New Year's Eve Celebrations!


Ventura Improv Company New Year's Eve Fundraiser and Gala

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Doors Open at 7:00 pm

Location: Rubicon Theatre Company (1006 East Main Street, Ventura)

Cost: $40 per adult | $20 per child (ages 15 & under)

Purchase tickets HERE!


New Year's Eve Cocktails & Comedy

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Location: AMC DINE-IN Thousand Oaks 14 (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $25 per person (includes popcorn)

Purchase tickets HERE!


West Coast New Year's Eve with Fritz Coleman and Lenny Schmidt

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 10:15 pm | Doors Open at 9:00 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (1559 Spinnaker Drive Suite 205, Ventura)

Cost: $68 per person (Dinner & Show) | $30 per person (General Admission)

Purchase tickets HERE!


New Year's Eve 2019

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:30 am

Location: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach (450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $199 per person (Dinner & Party) | $100 per person (Party Only)

Purchase tickets HERE!


New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 12:30 am | Boards at 7:30 pm

Location: Fillmore & Western Railway (364 Main Street, Fillmore)

Cost: $110 per person

Purchase tickets HERE!


NYE 2019 featuring The Crystal Method

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Discovery Ventura (1888 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $30 per person (General Admission) | $75 per person (VIP)

Purchase tickets HERE!


Magical New Year's Eve Party

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 7:00 pm - 12:30 am

Location: Palm Garden Hotel & Spa (495 North Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $150 per person

Call (805) 716-4335 to reserve!


New Year's Eve "Under The Tuscan Moon"

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:30 am

Location: The Greek Ventura (1583 Spinnaker Drive Suite 101, Ventura)

Cost: $89.95 per person

Call (805) 650-5350 to reserve!



The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe New Year’s Eve in Ventura County!

Make Sure Santa (And Everyone Else) Knows When You Move!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

You’ve closed on your new home in Ventura and all your possessions are packed! You are all set to move to your new address. Although it might feel like all your work is done, there is one final (and important) step to take….and it’s one that can be easily overlooked in the chaos of moving. This step is notifying others of your change of address! Avoid any potential hassles and missteps by changing your address at least a week ahead of your move with these organizations, agencies, providers, and individuals.


1. Post Office

This is the one that most people remember when they move….but just in case here is USPS Website where you can submit your official change of address.


2. Utilities

Avoid still paying the utilities bill for your old home when you move. Make sure you notify all of your utilities providers, including electric, gas, cable, and internet, before you move so that you can start service in the new home on your very first day there.


3. Cellphone

Since cell phone companies determine the tax rate on your bill based on your primary residence, it is required that you update your billing address any time you move.


4. Your Bank, Credit Card Providers, Etc.

Even if you handle the majority of banking and finances online, you want to notify all of these institutions and providers of your address change to avoid sensitive, personal information to be sent to your old address.


5. DMV

The state of California requires you to notify the DMV of your change of address within 10 days of moving. This allows them to update your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and vehicle title. Find out all the information you need to change your address on the DMV Website.


6. IRS

Don’t wait to update your information with the IRS until tax season comes around because it will just delay your refund. Change your address with the IRS while it is fresh on your mind. Find out how to update it on the IRS Website.


7. Government Programs

This won’t affect all moving homeowners but if you receive benefits from any government agencies, such as the Social Security Administration, Medicare, or Medicare, make sure you update your information with them to keep your benefits active and avoid private information from getting in the wrong hands.


8. Voter Registration

If you’re a registered voter (and you should be!), make sure you update your address so that you can vote in all upcoming elections.


9. Your Work

It’s likely that your coworkers are aware of your move but make sure that the human resources department is too! They will need to update your information for payroll and benefits.


10. Your Insurance Providers

In order to file a claim with your health, car, life, dental, and homeowners insurance, your new address must be listed on your policy.


11. Your Medical Providers

You don’t want to potentially fall behind on paying medical bills by having them sent to your old house. Make sure you let your doctor, dentist, and any other health providers know about your move.


12. Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions

If you still receive a paper copy of the newspaper or your favorite magazine, make sure you let them know of your new address so you never miss an edition/issue.


13. Online Shopping

We all do a large portion of our shopping online and with those sites that we use frequently, such as Amazon, it can be easy to purchase something and forget to look over your shipping address. Update your information know while it is on your mind so you receive all of your packages.


14. Friends and Family

This final one is another gimme but do not forget to provide your friends and family with your new address so that they can keep sending you those birthday and holiday cards every year!

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Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The holidays should be a joyous time for every member of your family.....even the furry ones! For our pets, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can be stressful. On top of this, there are many new things around the house that can be dangerous for our curious friends. Keep your pet happy and safe this holiday season by following these easy tips!


  • Help your cat stay away from the tree by using natural based deterrents along the bottom branches and the try skirt.
  • Do the same for poinsettias, which are incredibly toxic to all pets. To ensure any potential hazard, use silk ones for decorating instead.
  • Keep your ornaments and your tree safe by avoiding ornaments made out of edible materials.
  • Holiday decor means many new cables that can be intriguing to chew on. Keep them hidden from plants or use a natural deterrent on them.
  • Enjoy the ambiance of candles without the fire hazard by using flameless candles.
  • Make sure all alcohol is out of reach of your pets.
  • As much as you want to treat them during the feast, avoid giving table scrapes. Many holiday foods are toxic for pets and/or contain items that a hazardous if swallowed, such as animal bones or corn cobs.
  • Ensure that someone has an eye on your pet at all times when entertaining at your home. This makes sure they don't get outside by accident or get into something they shouldn't be.
  • If it is hard to designate a person to watch your animal and/or if your animal gets anxious at large gatherings, create a quiet, private space within your home where you can keep them. Just give them lots of treats and toys to entertain themselves with and check on them throughout the night.

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Get In The Festive Spirit At The Holiday Parade Of Lights!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive Ventura) as they celebrates with their 42nd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks!!!!


This year's theme is all about the 70's! Have a groovy time watching the colorful boats fill the harbor! With exciting carnival rides, fun holiday activities, great gift shopping, delicious dining, and sparkling lights, there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy during the festivities this weekend. Parking and event are free!


Friday, December 14th

4:00 pm – Kids Rides & Ferris Wheel

6:00 pm – Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit The Village

6:30 pm – Boat Parade

8:00 pm – Fireworks Display

Saturday, December 15th

12:00 pm – Kids Rides & Ferris Wheel

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm – Winter Wonderland & Holiday Market Place

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus | Live Reindeer | Dickens Carolers| Toy Soldier Band | Faux Snowfall | Holiday Shopping | Sweets & Treats | Kids Crafts

5:15 pm – 70's Dance Party W/ DJ Darla Bea

6:30 pm – Boat Parade

8:00 pm – Fireworks Display


*Note: Schedules for both days are weather permitting*




Image Credit: Ventura Harbor Village

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Century 21 Everest
1190 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite #100
Ventura CA 93003
Office: 805-856-9350
Cell: 805-368-0202
Fax: 805-642-1424