2006-09-22 / Calendar

FRI., SEPT. 22

Circus Play in Town The High Street Arts Center at 45 E. High St., Moorpark, presents "Barnum," a musical suggested by the life of showman P.T. Barnum. Show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through Oct. 29. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $8 for children 12 and under. For tickets and show dates, (805) 529-8700

Social Graces For Kids Westlake Village Cotillion hosts Open House for fourth and fifthgraders with no obligation to enroll. Cotillion teaches manners, etiquette and social dance in monthly classes. Children must be accompanied by parent. For meeting place and time, call (818) 865-1258

SAT., SEPT. 23

An A Cappella Chorus Pacific Sound, a 30-voice a cappella barbershop harmony chorus, will sing everything from Beatles to Broadway at 2:30 p.m. at Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 Cota St., Santa Barbara. Also on stage will be quartets Hi Fidelity and Stage Hogs for laughter and song. (800) 353-1632

Enjoy Square Dancing Buckles & Bows Square Dance Club hosts a plus level square dance with A-1 Tip from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guest caller is Mike Kellogg. $6 donation. For info, call John and Shirley, (805) 499-2920

Rev Up Classic Cars Newbury Park Boys Basketball present Panther Classic Car Show and Street Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. Vendors, raffles, kids zone, shopping, music, food, trophies for cars. Free to spectators, entry fees for car owners. For info, Steve or Lisa (805) 498-2988.

Switch On Computers Channel Islands PC User Group meets 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Boys & Girls Club, 1500 Temple Ave., Camarillo. Free, open to public. For info, visit www.cipcug.org.

Yo Ho Ho Mateys The 15th annual Gold Coast Pirate Faire and Fall Renaissance Faire today and tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Casitas, Ojai. Costumed reenactors, market, period items for sale, kids' activities, food court, adult beverages, battle re-enactments both days. Admission from $7 to $14, parking $3. (805) 6492233

SUN., SEPT. 24

A Tasty ConejoFest More than 15 food establishments will provide food samplings at ConejoFest from noon to 5 p.m. on the lawn at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis-sponsored event also features wine tasting, art exhibits, cooking demonstration, scotch tasting seminar, cigar rolling, live musical entertainment, live auction.

$40. (866) 468-3399

Kids Nature Crafts Conejo Valley Botanic Garden hosts a pine cone bird feeder crafts class for children in two sessions, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $3; reservations required. Enter at 350 W. Gains-borough Road between Lynn and Moorpark roads, Thousand Oaks. (818) 889-0560

MON., SEPT. 25

UCLA Alumni Gather RSVP due for San Fernado Valley Bruins annual Basketball Night 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Calabasas Inn. Guest speakers are UCLA basketball coaches Kathy Olivier and Scott Garson. Tickets $35 for alumni members, $38 non-members. For info, call Brian Lowe (818) 224-2996.


Organic Gardeners Organic Garden and Herb Society meets 7 p.m. in meeting room of Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Nonmembers may attend. (805) 498-1623


Group TO Network, a business networking club, meets 7 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. RSVP at (805) 377-0853

Write Your

Life Story Goebel Senior Adult Center will present a workshop in "life writing" today and Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. $47 for both sessions. For information, call (805) 381-2744 or (818) 7070589

Sign Up for Scouts Cub Pack 227 of Agoura Hills hosts recruitment night 7 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Open to all firstthrough fifth-grade boys and their parents. For more info, call Tom Gaul, (818) 707-2499.

Help Students Succeed Hillcrest Christian School presents a Partnering with Parents seminar at 2 p.m. in school auditorium, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Lora Malvani, director of learning at KnowledgePoints (Westlake Village) speaks on "Motivating Your Student for School Success." For info, (805) 497-7501

WED., SEPT. 27

History Prof to Speak The Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters host free public forum with guest lecturer Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim, chair, Dept. of History, Cal Poly State University, Pomona from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Joanie McClellan, (805) 241-8855

Dueling Guitars Ventura County Classical Guitar Society will host guitar duo Martha Masters and Risa Carlson 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 27 at Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley, Camarillo. Public invited; no cost to attend. (805) 482-6224.

HR Group to Meet National Human Resources Association has membership meeting and program at Los Robles Golf Course Events Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 7 a.m. registration and networking, 7:30 to 9 a.m., breakfast and program: Nick Shauer of Guitar Center presents "On-boarding and Retention." $25 members, $37 nonmembers. RSVP to Arden Hjelm, (805) 446-1860

International Relations Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters has public forum on Israel/Palestine, "Breaking News" with Mahmood Ibrahim, professor at Cal State Poly, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. (805) 241-8855

Toastmasters Speak Daybreakers of Westlake Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. at Baxter BioScience, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake. Learn communication skills, be an accomplished speaker. For info: (805) 230-0050 or (818) 772-6413

This Club Swings Thousand Oaks Woman's Club meets for luncheon and entertainment 10:30 a.m. at the Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Venu Park Road, Newbury Park. Tracy Henry and wife will present "Two for the Show," upbeat jazz and swing. $22. For reservations, call Gail MacDonald at (805) 495-7749

Political Issues Task Force on Illegal Immigration, co-chaired by Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, has a hearing on illegal immigration issues at 1 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Free, open to public. RSVP to (805) 230-9167

FRI., SEPT. 29

Western Elks Get Wild Simi Valley Elks present second annual Wild West Weekend, today through Oct. 1 at Elks lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Today is Casino Night with music, campfire and cowboy encampment. Weekend events are vendor's row, police DARE and K-9 units, kids' crafts, chuck wagon lunch, Saturday night dance and Sunday flapjack breakfast. For program times and info, call (805) 433-3081

Good With Gardens The Conejo Valley Garden Club will host its first general membership meeting and pot luck luncheon at 10 a.m. in Agoura. Committees will display planned activities for attendees to sign up. Prospective members, call Gerry at (805) 4931955 or Lillian at (805) 498-1623 by Sept. 23 for reservations and directions to meeting site. For info about the club, call Lisa at (818) 991-7707.

Senior Seminar Attorney Alice A. Salvo gives a free seminar for senior adults, "How to Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs" at Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. Identical sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free but reservation required by calling (818) 887-3333


Chamber Mixes It Up Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Keyboard Concepts, 104 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Food, door prizes. (818) 889-3150

Play Debuts "Twilight of the Golds" by Jonathan Tolins opens at 7:30 p.m. at Studio Theatre, Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, Moorpark. Continues through Oct. 7. $8. Recommended for adult audiences. For info, tickets, show times, call box office at (805) (805) 378-1485

Learn About College Oak Park/Las Virgenes Unified School Districts host College Fair Night 7 to 9 p.m. in pavilion and gym of Oak Park High School. Students and families from Oak Park, Agoura and Calabasas high schools can meet representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities, vocational programs, the military and military academies. For info, call (818) 7353315

Stop and Smell

the Roses The Ventura County Rose Society meets at 7 p.m. with "little rose show" at Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. 7:30 p.m. is feature speaker Jim Downer, PhD, to discuss rose diseases. Lending library of books and videos available and refreshments provided. For info, visit www. venturarose.org

FRI., SEPT. 29

Crafts for Sale Ventura Harvest Festival opens today through Sun., Oct. 1 at Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd.,Ventura. Hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More than 250 artists and crafters sell wares, kid zone, food, live music and Wild West Express stunt men. Admission $4 to $8, plus parking fee. (415) 447-3205

Western Elks Get Wild Simi Valley Elks present second annual Wild West Weekend, today through Oct. 1 at Elks lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Today is Casino Night with music, campfire and cowboy encampment. Weekend events are vendor's row, police DARE and K-9 units, kid's crafts, chuck wagon lunch, Saturday night dance and Sunday flapjack breakfast. For program times and info, call (805) 433-3081

Boo! Scary Stuff Family-friendly Halloween Harvest Festival begins today, runs through Oct. 31 at Pierce College, 6498 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. Pumpkins, corn maze, haunted houses, haunted trail, hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, music, food and more. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. through midnight, Fridays and Saturdays. For info, (818) 9996300

SAT., SEPT. 30

Bargains Galore Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley opens doors at 8 a.m. for parking lot garage sale at 2850 Lemon Drive, next to Lemon Park. Proceeds support club's ongoing programs to help youth. To donate items or more info, (805) 527-4437

Let's Dance Pi-R Squares Dance Club has Vic Kaaria calling plus level square dancing from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Borchard Community Center, 190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. A1 tip, refreshments served. $6 donation. (805) 492-1442 or 4984920

Puppets Perform Unique Care & Unique Care Nonprofit present "Zee and Friends Whimsical Puppeteers" for ages 4 to 8, noon. Puppet show and making, book signing by author of "Zee" at City of Calabasas Library, Calabasas Park Centre, Bldg. B, First Floor, 23975 Park Sorrento St., Calabasas. RSVP at (866) 703-3948

Happy B'day, Mozart Platt Branch Library has Mozart 250th Birthday Concert Series at 2:30 p.m. with Bright Light Chamber Players in library's young adult section, 23600 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills. Free admission, no RSVP needed. (818) 340-9386

Queen for a Day Miss Reyes Adobe Days Pageant from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Agoura Hills. Girls ages 4 through 17 years compete to be representatives of Reyes Adobe Days. Public can attend for $2. (818) 597-7361

German Fun Newbury Park Rotary presents Oktoberfest today and tomorrow 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Authentic German food, beer, games, festivities, entertainment and 50-vendor craft fair. For info, (805) 529-3690

Clown at Play Pinki the Clown hosts a fractured fairy tales for children, "Pinki's Playhouse: Rapunzel" at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. $5 general admission. For info, call (805) 5837900.

Dems Have Brunch Democratic Women's Council of the Conejo Valley hosts brunch at Boccaccio's, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Topic: Proposition 85. Dr. Rochelle Sechooler presents tips on political communication. $25 includes meal, beverage, gratuity. Required reservations: call (805) 497-1003

Meal and a Song United Church of Christ hosts barbecue dinner and concert for community at 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Tri-tip and chicken dinner at 5 p.m., concert by folk music singer/ songwriter Robert Morgan Fisher at 6 p.m. $25 for both dinner and concert, $10 concert only. For info or tickets, call (805) 526-6001

Sun., Oct. 1

Read Between

the Lines Stage Door Theatre offers free play readings every Sunday this month at 7 p.m. Today's script is "Dear Liar" by Jerome Kilty. 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. RSVP at (818) 889-5209

St. Max Fall Fest St. Maximilian Kolbe Fall Festival from 12:30 to 7 p.m. at 5801 KIanan Road, Westlake Village. Children's games, train rides, slides, bouncers. For teens: climbing wall, water bomb blast, dunk tank and minigolf. Also a cake walk, bingo, arts and crafts marketplace, raffle for cash prizes, exhibits of fire department and paramedic units, barbecue and other food. Free admission, tickets for raffle and special events. (818) 991-3915

Profs to Play Faculty artists perform classical pieces during benefit concert for the Moorpark College Music Program, 7 p.m. on campus Main Stage, Performing Arts Center, Moorpark. Adult tickets $14, Students/seniors $9 and children/staff $8. Call box office (805) 378-1485

See Classic Cars Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts 21st annual Westlake Village Auto Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Countrywide Financial Corporation, 31303 Agoura Road. Car registration from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Classic and sports cars, vendors selling car accessories, food, beer, drawing for guests who bring three nonperishable food items. (805) 370-0035

Tues., Oct. 3

Acoustic Music Lovers Songmakers meets from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Camarillo Round Table Pizza, 880 Arneill Road, Camarillo for pizza and music. Members are amateur and professional musicians interested in live acoustic music. Guests may participate in song circles or just listen. For info, call TJ Zeiler, (805) 482-0029

Water Use for Gardens Westlake Village Garden Club meets 9:30 a.m. at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Las Virgenes Water District conservation specialist will discuss efficient use of water in residential landscape design. No charge for guests. (805) 496-4702

Thurs., Oct. 5

No Shrinking Violets Thousand Oaks African Violet Society meets 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos rios, Thousand Oaks. Short culture class and program on preparing violets for show. Visitors and their plans welcomed. (805) 581-0014

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