January 26, Helen Hunt Jackson Returns to Rancho Camulos
On January 26 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the California lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Re-enactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event that forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos. By popular demand, this year’s annual re-enactment has been expanded to two performances and a meet and greet reception with Helen Hunt Jackson and the Del Valle family will follow each one. The suggest donation for the re-enactment is $10 and tickets can be purchased on line (recommended) at ranchocamulos.org, or at the gate. The museum is located on Highway 126, 10 miles West of the I-5 freeway near Piru. Details at (805) 521-1501, email@example.com, or www.ranchocamulos.org.
January 2, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Rev. Maddie Sifantus, Music Director 805-525-4620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Krystal Johnson, Church Administrator 805-525-4647 email@example.com
The Santa Paula Concert Series will present Billy McLaughlin on Saturday, January 26th at 7:00 PM at the historic Universalist Unitarian Church, a Ventura County Historical landmark, located at 740 East Main Street, Santa Paula. It is handicapped accessible through the side gate.
Billy McLaughlin is recognized as an innovative performer and composer who embraces the advantages of acoustic guitar amplification, unorthodox techniques and altered tunings while celebrating a gift for melody. His enormous yet fluid acoustic guitar tone has carried him around the world, to Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart and most recently through a devastating medical disorder called Focal Dystonia. McLaughlin has had to re-learn the guitar left-handed and is in the early stages of what might be described as ‘one of the great musical-comeback stories of all time.” His story is the subject of an award-winning documentary film called “Changing Keys – Billy McLaughlin and the Mysteries of Dystonia.” Come hear this magical and inspiring performer.
The Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula has been home to a number of musical events throughout its 129-year history. Admission is $20 donation at the door, from the church office during office hours, or by PayPal on the church’s website: www.uucsp.org. Children 12 and under are $10; children 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula Building and Historical Fund. Parking is on the street or behind the church. UUCSP is a registered Ventura County Historical Landmark. For more information, call 805-525-4647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Billy McLauglin is available at www.billymclaughlin.com.