2015-09-04 / Calendar



Labor Of Love Big Band Dance

8 to 10:30 p.m. in Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club and Ventura Jazz Orchestra present vocalists Donna Green and Anna Kasper. Variety of dance music. Admission: $15 includes refreshments, parking. Web: www.venturajazzorchestra.com.


Topa-Topa Flywheelers Antique Tractor Demos

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at McGrath Ranch, 5199 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. Demonstrations of vintage tractors and equipment plowing, disking and soil cultivation. Static display. Free admission and parking. Contact: Bob Mahan. Phone: 805. 390.8197.

Thousand Oaks AAUW

9 a.m. at Stella’s gourmet restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee and chat for prospective members. Web: www.aauwto.org.

‘Starting From Seed’ Workshop

9:30 a.m. at Las Flores Community Garden, 1300 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Free.

Autism-Friendly Movie Screening

10 a.m. at Simi Valley 10 Cinemas, 1457 E. Los Angeles Ave. Screening of “Max.” Auditorium lights are up, guests can move around. Outside food and drink allowed for dietary needs. Tickets: $3.75. Contact: Megan Wood. Phone: 805. 526.4505.

E-waste Collection

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road. Funds benefit NPHS wrestling team.

Skyler Lembo’s New Ride Fundraiser

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moose Lodge Simi Valley, 4860 Alamo St. Benefit for Skyler, teenager who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. Admission: $20 donation. Hosted by Marines Motorcycle Club.

Wild Foods Plant Walk

1:30 to 4 p.m. at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Naturalist Christopher Nyerges shows ways

for self-reliant living, followed by wild foods plant work. Free admission; limited free parking. RSVP required. Phone: 805.370.2301. Email: samo@wnpa.org.

Thousand Oaks Dance Club

7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The Unforgettables play. Black and white theme. Free dance lesson from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Light refreshments. Admission: $7. Phone: 805.381.2744.


Chili Cook-Off And Music Festival

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. International Chili Society-sanctioned competition for prizes. People’s Choice Award for chili. Wine, beer and food vendors. Country music bands play. Classic car show. Children’s games. Texas Hold ’em poker tournament in Red Barn. Fundraiser for Camarillo Hospice. Admission: $15 adults, $10 active military and kids ages 6 to 12. Free for children 5 and under. Phone: 805.389.6870. Web: www.camarillohospice.org.

Old Time Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Music

2 to 4 p.m. at Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. No charge. Phone: 805.517.1131.


Concert In The Park

5 p.m. in natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. The Who Show (The Who tribute band) performs. Free admission. Food for sale. Bring lawn seating and picnics. Seating is first come, first served. Offsite parking; on-site parking only for vehicles with handicap placards. Web: www.crpd.org/concerts.


Camarillo Quilters Association

9:30 a.m. at Freedom Center, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo. Lyric Kinard, award-winning artist from North Carolina, presents “Elements of Art.” Guest fee is $5. Phone: 805.647.9679. Web: www.camarilloquilters.org.

Ventura County Writers Club

7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Novelist Nancy Cole Silverman explores how literary devices like similes and metaphors can create emotional and sensory responses for the reader. Contact: Sheli Ellsworth. Phone: 805. 499.3490.

Ventura Audubon Society

7:30 p.m. at Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Frank De Martino gives a program on “Being a better birder” including how to take part in bird counts.


Westlake Village Newcomers

10 a.m. to noon at WLV Yacht Club,

32123 Lindero Canyon Road. Annual membership event to hear about club’s social activities. Refreshments served. Membership is open to new or long-term residents living in ZIP codes 91361, 91362 and 91377. Contact: Leslie Tilleskjor. Phone: 805. 222.5530. Email: ltillesk@gmail.com.

Thousand Oaks Women’s Connection

11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Classical pianist Marion Walker presents a concert of “tone paintings.”For all women regardless of church affiliation or none. No dues or membership. Hot lunch and dessert: $20 inclusive. RSVP required. Contact: Joanne. Phone: 805.498.1823. Email: bjoanne.wright@verizon.net.

Conejo Senior Singles

7 to 8:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Friendly group with social activities for ages 55 and up. Phone: 805.494.9863.

Simi Valley Quilt Guild

7 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Lyric Kinard shows how to transform cloth into art with “Bead it like you mean it!”$5 guest fee. Phone: 805.583.3389. Web: www.simivalleyquiltguild.org.


Raising ‘Punky’ To Roof

5:30 to 7 p.m. at Acura 101 West, 24650 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Kickoff for Pumpkin Festival. City Council and Chamber board members judge pumpkin recipes. Festival mascot “Punky” raised on flagstaff. Open to the community, free admission.

JNET Business Networking

7 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors

open 6:30 p.m. Networking for Jewish business owners, executives and employees. No charge to attendfirst two meetings. Dues include two holiday parties/mixers. Contact: Steven Marche. Phone: 805.374.6000. Email: Steve@2homeloans411.com. Web: www.jnetonline.org.

Conejo Gem And Mineral Club

7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Janie Duncan presents Stone Stories program about the stories that stones tell. Youth program at 7 p.m. No charge to attend. Contact: Deb or Rob Sankovich. Phone: 805.494.7734. Email: rmsorca@roadrunner.com. Web: www.cgamc.org.

FRI., SEPT. 11

Westlake Village Encore Club

9:30 a.m. at Westlake Yacht Club, Lindero Canyon Road. Coffee and refreshments. Guests welcome. Contact: Tommie. Phone: 805.852. 5009.

Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club

9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Americanflag presentation by Cmdr. Gary Erland. Luncheon cost: $22. RSVP required. Contact: Lynn. Phone: 818.808.3340. Web: www.mpfortnightly.com.

Document Shredding Event

1 to 4 p.m. in front parking lot of Simi Valley Chamber office, 40 W. Cochran St. Cost: $5 per banker-type, 12-by- 15-inch box. Contact: Chamber. Phone: 805.526. 3900.

Big Jamboree

6:30 p.m. at Borderline Bar and Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. Dancing, county-rock concert, live and silent auctions. Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Contact: Danica Selvaggio. Phone: 805.484.2282. Email: dselvaggio@bbsvc.org. Web: www.BigJamboree.com.

Firefighters And Heroes Gala

6:30 to 11 p.m. at Crown Plaza Ventura Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Honoring local civilian heroes. Dinner, awards, dancing, DJ music. Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Ventura.

Tickets: $40. Web: venturakiwanis.com.

Fireside Concerts

7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Performers are Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements, Tom Corbett Trio with Bill Knopf, and Mike Mullins and the John Zipperer Band. Refreshments. Admission: $10 at door. First come,first served seating. Contact: Bob Kroll. Phone: 805.427. 4707. Email: folksgr1@aol.com. Web: crpd.org/parkfac/borchard.

‘She Loves Me’

8 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Panic Productions presents musical comedy. Runs through Sept. 27. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24 adults, $20 students and seniors. Group rates. Phone: 805.381.1247. Web: www.hillcrestarts.com.

SAT., SEPT. 12

Biking, Brews And Barbecue

6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freedom Park, Camarillo Airport. Bicycling courses at 20, 56 and 100 miles. For individuals, families and teams. Rest stops, full SAG support. Post-event dinner with local microbrews and a barbecue. Hosted by Camarillo Rotary. Proceeds support local charities. Web: www.camarillorotary.org.

Lecture On Biochar

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kids Adventure Garden at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Michael Wittman presents ” What in the World is Biochar,” saving water through better soil retention. Sale of droughttolerant plants and succulents. Free admission. Contact: Sandy. Phone: 805.532.1041. Email: sandelsun6@yahoo.com. Web: www.conejogarden.org.

Ventura Art And Street Painting Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Over 40fine artists on main lawn, over 50 street chalk artists create murals along promenade. Vendors sell fine arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit FOOD Share. Festival admission: free. Web: http://venturaartfestival.com.

Brandon’s Buddies

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brandon’s Village, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. Integrated play for kids of all abilities. Crafts, entertainment, treats. Free. RSVP required. Contact: Dina Kaplan. Phone: 818. 222.8118. Email: specialkidslaw@gmail.com.

Program On Guide Dogs For the Blind

11:30 a.m. at Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Elementary schoolage kids can meet puppies from the organization and learn about dog training and how dogs help their owners. Puppies available for photos and to read to. Free. Phone: 818.224.1753. Email: ksteward@cityofcalabsas.com.

Conejo Valley Writers

Noon to 2:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, Foothill Lupin room, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Optional BYO brown bag lunch at noon. Program at 12:30 p.m. Emmy Award-winning TV producer Steve Orlandella speaks on “Make your characters come alive.” No charge. Web: www.meetup.com/ ConejoValleyWriters.

‘Juno And The New Renaissance’

2 to 3 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Theo Clarke, adjunct professor of physics at Pasadena City College, gives PowerPoint/DVD program on Juno spacecraft mission to Jupiter. Phone: 805.449.2660. Web: www.toaks.org/library.

‘Casablanca: A Rescue Affair’

5 to 10 p.m. at Camarillo Air Force Museum, 455 Aviation Drive. 1940s theme. Dinner, live and silent auctions, celebrities, entertainment by Bruce Belland and Rebecca Holden. Hosted by Ventura County Animal Services. Fundraiser for new puppy playground at Camarillo Animal Shelter. Tickets: $125 for one, $225 for two. Contact: David Mirisch. Phone: 805. 870.4003. Email: david@dmirisch.com. Web: www.vcas.us/gala.

Movies By Moonlight

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. Outdoor screening of 1941 comedy “Sullivan’s Travels” with Joel McCrea. Phone: 805.370.2301.

‘Fiddler On The Roof’

8 p.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. Classic musical runs through Oct. 18. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $24 adults, $20 seniors and students, $18 children. Phone: 805.583.7900. Web: www.simi-arts.org.

Public Star Party

8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road. For ages 6 and up. Slide show of stars and plants. Then view night sky through club members’ telescopes. Sponsored by Ventura County Astronomical Society. Admission: $2 suggested donation. Free parking. Phone: 805.520.9666. Email: vcas. publicity1@gmail.com. Web: www.vcas.org.

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