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Friday
Nov212014

Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association

Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association (TOGSA) is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA). TOGSA provides organized, recreational softball programs to over 200 girls ages 5 to 14 each year.

Registration starts in November for league play starting in the spring of each year. Visit www.togsa.org for more information.

Saturday
Nov082014

Gamez on Wheelz Mobile Gaming

We bring a Mobile Video Game Theater to YOUR location! 

The Gamez On Wheelz Game Truck is packed with the latest video games and most exciting gaming environment right to your door to make your party or event a winner every time! Play the most popular games with your family, friends or co-workers in climate-controlled comfort. 

Our game truck is packed with state-of-the-art electronics, a killer lighting and sound system and multiple flat-screen HDTV’s that virtually immerse you in the ultimate gaming experience. The Rock Band stage is equipped with guard rails, lights and fog machine so you can jam out like a rock star!

Visit www.gamezonwheelz.com or call 805-804-3092 for more information and to book your party today!

Friday
Oct312014

KidzCity in Woodland Hills

KidzCity, Inc is a licensed play, educational and party center where you can safely drop your kids off or stay, chat or work in our work rooms for no extra charge. KidzCity offers a variety of kids' activities, including video games, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, board games, toys, dress up activities and more.

Open on no school days and holidays for fun play and activities, as well Parents' Night Outs on Fridays, camps, after school programs, birthday parties and more. All ages, including adults. Located at 20841 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills (in Target center next to DeSoto 101 freeway exit.

More info at www.kidzcity.us or 818.887.7516.

Sunday
Oct192014

Sky High Sports - The Trampoline Place in Camarillo

Sky High Sports - The Trampoline Place, opened at 166 Aviador Street, Camarillo in October 2010.  Located in a huge, 42,000 sq ft facility, there are half a dozen areas that have trampolines on the floors and walls. This is a one of a kind place in Ventura County.

In addition jumping up, down and around, you can play dodgeball, there is an area geared towards kids under 10 with its own two trampoline courts and several bouncers, an arcade and more. There's also a laser tag area available for 30 minute sessions.

This quickly became one of the most popular indoor fun places in Ventura County!  A great place for active birthday parties!

As you can see, there is quite a large area of trampolines on the floors and walls. There is a separate section geared towards kids tooOn one side of Sky High is an arcade with skill-based games and on the other side is this kids' game area where you earn tickets and cash them in for prizes.

Quite popular with the younger set. Bounce off the walls into a humongous pile of foam cubes.Another extremely popular activity at Sky High is the Dodgeball area, open to players of all ages.

Sky High Sports also has a separate "sanity" room for adults with a number of TVs, as well as a huge projection TV, as well as free WiFi. The Sky High Cafe offers up a variety of delicious pizzas, subs, paninis, wraps, salads and other goodies.

Sky High is open 7 days a week and walk-ins are always welcome. Current hours (as of April 2014) are 11am to 9pm Sunday/Monday, 2pm to 9pm Tuesday through Thursday and 11am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Visit cam.jumpskyhigh.com or call 805.484.6300 for more information. Current pricing (updated October 2014) is $12/hr + $3 per additional hour Monday-Thursday, $12/hr Friday-Sunday and on holidays (as well as certain other times, such as spring break).

 

Sunday
Oct192014

MacKinnon Dance Academy

The MacKinnon Dance Academy is located at 2200 Outlet Center Drive, #420 in Oxnard. This 4500 sq ft facility has been located at The Palms Outlet Center since December 2006 but has been in operation for over 3 decades in Oxnard. Children and adults from beginners to advanced students can take classes in tap, jazz, ballet, Scottish Highland and other types of dance.  More information at www.mackinnondance.com or 805.485.0115.

Thursday
Oct022014

Birthday Parties at Thousand Oaks Community Center

 

The Thousand Oaks Community Center offers a fun and easy way to throw your child’s next birthday party.

With lots of locations and eleven themes to choose from, every party is customized to you and your birthday child’s needs. Our parties are an excitement packed celebration planned and hosted for children 3-12 years old that include decorations, balloons, crafts and games!

Packages start at $300 for a two hour party. For more information or to reserve a date call a party host at the Thousand Oaks Community Center (located at Thousand Oaks Community Park) on 2525 N. Moorpark Road at 805-381-2793 or visit crpd.org/parkfac/1koaks/birthdays/default.asp.

Sunday
Sep142014

Storytime on Sunday Afternoons at The Open Book Store in Thousand Oaks

The Open Book bookstore at The Oaks Mall, 2nd level hosts Sunday Storytime every Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, featuring stories, crafts and snacks. Visit www.theopenbook.biz for more info.

Monday
Sep012014

It's a Small World Indoor Play Center in Thousand Oaks

It's A Small World Inc. opened in September 2014 at 100 N. Rancho Road, Suite 1 in Thousand Oaks (one block north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard). It is an indoor play and celebration center, that will include rock climbing, zip line, bounce house, ball pit, gymnastics equipment, separate infant rooms, celebration room with refrigerator and separate birthday room. More information at www.smallworldindoorplay.com or call 805.557.1537. Updates at www.facebook.com/itsasmallworldinc.

Thursday
Aug212014

Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch

There are two great local Conejo Valley libraries for kids and adults alike. The Grant R. Brimhall Library is at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139). The main library has a huge children's section with a great 3,600 gallon aquarium in the hallway leading into the main library. Visit the library website at www.toaks.org/library to learn more.

As of August 2014, library hours are as follows (subject to change):

Grand R. Brimhall Library:

  • Mon-Thurs 11am to 8pm
  • Fri 10am to 6pm
  • Sat 10am to 5pm
  • Sun Noon to 5pm

Newbury Park Branch Library:

  • Mon-Wed Noon to 8pm
  • Thurs-Fri 10am to 6pm
  • Sat 10am to 5pm
  • Sun Closed

Both libraries are closed on major holidays

If you're looking for a place to cool off and relax during the summer months, you can't beat the Thousand Oaks Library. Nice and cool in there and plenty of spaces to grab a book and vedge out. Take advantage of it!

Other items of note:

  • The Thousand Oaks Library is not part of the Ventura County Library System (it was part of the system prior to November 1982) and thus your library card can only be used for books at these 2 libraries.
  • The size of the library collection is over 370,000 books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, etc.
  • The Grant Brimhall Library is 84,000 sq ft and the Newbury Park Branch is 17,000 sq ft.

Tuesday
Aug192014

Protégé Performing Arts Center in Westlake Village

Protégé Performing Arts Center is a new performing arts school in the North Ranch area of Westlake Village at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite D-1, offering classes in all styles of dance, singing, music and acting. Dance classes available for all levels and age ranges, including adults. Both group and private sessions are available. Birthday dance parties available too! Visit www.protegearts.com or call 818.532.7700 for more information.

Tuesday
Aug192014

RISE Volleyball Club in Thousand Oaks

RISE Volleyball Club is based out of La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks. The club offers indoor and beach volleyball training to youth athletes in the area, as well as a travel team, camps, clinics, private lessons, mentorship and more. Visit www.risevolleyball.com to learn more.

Tuesday
Aug192014

Free Airplane Rides for Kids in Camarillo and Santa Paula

Each month, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 723 offers free flights to youth ages 8 through 17, weather permitting. Reservations for the flights can be made by phone with the Young Eagle coordinator, Neal Fowler. He takes reservations the week preceding the first Saturday of the month. Neal can be reached at 805-647-6994.

The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give young people the opportunity to fly in a general aviation airplane. EAA volunteers will explain what you will see and do pre-flight, then take you on a 15 to 20 minute flight. After the flight, your pilot will present you with your own Young Eagles logbook, along with an entry for the flight.

In Camarillo, flights take place from the EAA Hangar Area at 501 Aviation Drive at the Camarillo Airport on the first Saturday of the month. Look for signs; it is next to Commemorative Air Force, CAF Museum, and near the Animal Shelter. Please park on the street, Aviation Way. DO NOT PARK in the CAF Parking Lot.

In Santa Paula, flights are from Santa Paula Airport and take place on the first Sunday of each month. Look for signs.

Visit www.eaa723.org/young_eagles.html for more information.

Thursday
Aug142014

Samuelson Aquatics Center Community Pool at CLU in Thousand Oaks

The Community Pool at Samuelson Aquatics Center is the result of a unique collaboration between the University, the Conejo Recreation and Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks.  This year-round facility includes a nice shade structure, picnic tables, outdoor showers, classes and more. The seven-lane pool serves as a warm-up pool for CLU athletes during competitions.  It is available to the local community, swim clubs and masters swimmers.

Also available for parties of up to 90+ people. Includes shaded picnic area with 1-5 tables, party attendant and lifeguards, flat screen TV use, DVD player, music/iPod adapter, games, refrigerator, toys and floats. Rent the whole pool to yourself or share with the public.

Samuelson Aquatics Center is located on the Cal Lutheran Campus at 100 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks (CLICK HERE).  Visit www.crpd.org/parkfac/aquatics/ or call 805.241.0894 for more information.

Recreational swim hours vary but the pool is open 7 days per week during the spring/summer. Pool heated at a constant 83 degrees.

Pool hours and fees are at www.crpd.org/parkfac/aquatics/hoursnfees.asp. $2 admission for ages 2 to 61, $1 for ages 62+ and CLU students with ID. Open 6 days a week during the winter months (closed Sundays) and 7 days/week during spring/summer months, generally March 1 through Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday
Aug122014

Olivia's Dollhouse Tearoom in Thousand Oaks

 

Olivia’s Dollhouse Tearoom specializes in private dress-up tea parties for little girls. Dollhouse has plush Victorian carpets, lacey drapes, collectable dolls and museum quality pieces on display for the guests to enjoy. The whole dollhouse comes alive in a fairy tale like setting with interactive birds that talk to each other, teddy bears that sing or tell stories at a touch of a button and curios that are full of collectable tea sets and memorabilia.

For more information, visit www.oliviasdollhousetearoom.com/PricesTO.html or call 661.252.1404. Located at 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Monday
Aug112014

Gull Wings Children's Museum - Oxnard

Gull Wings Children's Museum opened in 1988 and has dozens of fun, interactive, educational exhibits geared towards ages 2 to 12. There is a tidepool, fire engine, emergency room, ambulance, space station, astronaut room, live animals, mineral/fossil room, campout area, an actual car, toddler area, western area, recording room, reading room and the list goes on!

Currently open Tuesday through Sunday, hours vary (9-1 Tues, 9-4 Wed-Fri, 10-4 Sat/Sun). Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for kids/seniors. Kids under 2 are free.  Annual family memberships also available. Private parties 5-8pm.

Gull Wings is located at 418 W. Fourth Street, Oxnard.  For more information, visit www.gullwings.org or call 805.483.3005.

Thursday
Aug072014

Hideout Indoor Playground in Thousand Oaks

Hideout Indoor Playground celebrated its grand opening on March 1, 2014 in Thousand Oaks at the North Ranch Pavilion Center, 1125 Lindero Canyon Road, Unit A7.

This brand new facility was custom designed by Sherry Ehya, with a play area that was uniquely designed with a modern tree house, play stage, art studio, indoor climbing area and more. There's also a spacious parent lounge with comfortable seating, TV and free WiFi. Geared towards ages 10 and under.

Open 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday. As of August 2014, admission is $10 per child (free for under 9 months old). Free admission for parents/caregivers. On weekends the facility is available for private parties.

Learn more at www.hideoutplayground.com or call 818.707.6900.

Friday
Aug012014

Musicians Camp (Creative Arts Music Project) in Camarillo

Located in Camarillo, Musicians Camp (Creative Arts Music Project) provides music instruction ih all styles of music for acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, drum set, piano, rhythm, drum and music circles, applied music theory, and live rock band. Music genres covered for live stage performances as well as songwriting and composition include pop, Latin, classic rock, jazz, Latin jazz, funk, R & B, soul, hip-hop, blues, alternative, country and more.

Instruction is taught in private, one-on-one courses for all instruments as well as in-group and full band situations. For more information, visit www.musicianscamp-camarillo.com.

Wednesday
Jul162014

Ventura BMX Race Track

The five acre Ventura BMX opened in December 2012 at Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball Road, (corner of Telephone/Kimball Roads), just southwest of the Ventura Aquatic Center

The track is open Mondays and Thursdays 5-7PM and Saturdays 9AM-1PM. Riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. $10 racing & practice, $5 practice only (as of July 2014).

Ventura BMX offers a fun and exciting alternative to traditional sports, with the chance to develop potential future Olympic athletes, all the while ensuring safety and honoring the environment. Unlike some other stick-and-ball or aquatic sports, BMX racing is one of the safest sports on record and, unlike motorized racing, BMX racing is relatively quiet and non-polluting, with very minimal environmental impact.

Visit venturabmx.org or call 805.229.1269 to learn more.

Bicycle Motocross, or BMX, is an Olympic sport and one of the most popular action sports around. Started in the early 1970s in California, BMX now is a $2 billion industry with a formal sanctioning body/league (USA-BMX, formerly known as the American Bicycle Association or ABA-BMX). USA-BMX is over 70,000 members strong and sanctions over 380 tracks across North America. For more information, visit www.ababmx.com.

Wednesday
Jul162014

California Heat Volleyball Club - Camarillo

California Heat Volleyball Club is a member of the Southern California Volleyball Association and is located in Camarillo in its own private facility at 300 S. Lewis Road, Unit D. The club has 10 teams and provides developmental programs, private/group training, summer programs and more.

The club is open to girls ages 12 to 18. CHVC's goal is to train volleyball players to achieve their greatest potential as an individual and as a team player. For more information, visit www.californiaheatvbc.com or call 805.657.6700.

Wednesday
Jul162014

Hummy's Play World at the Pacific View Mall

Hummy's Play World on the 2nd floor of the Pacific View Mall (next to Dairy Queen) in Ventura is a drop off center that allows shoppers to check in their children ages 3 -10 for as little as 15 minutes up to 2 hours.

It's a great place for kids to make new friends in a safe, clean and supervised playground. Hummy's charges $4 for every 15 minutes Monday through Friday, $7 for every 30 minutes on Saturdays and $13 per hour on Sundays (pricing current as of July 2014). Visit www.hummysplayworld.com for more information or call 805.504.6255.