Westlake Village Library

The Westlake Village Library is located at 31220 Oak Crest Drive and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are Tues-Wed 10am to 8pm, Thurs-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 1-5pm. The library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system.

The 11,500 sq ft library is located within the Westlake Village City Hall complex and features a uniquely designed children's area, study rooms; copy room; study carrels; lounge chairs; a circulation desk with four check-out terminals; seven public access Internet computers; eight online library catalogs and more. WiFi too; you need a library card and password.

Online services include eBooks, Audiobooks, music, movies and TV, magazines, comics, eLearning programs, homework tutoring and more.

For more information visit www.colapublib.org/libs/westlake/ or call 818.865.9320.

Sshhh...don't tell anyone what a nice library this is!

Sshhh...don't tell anyone what a nice library this is!

Over 4 Dozen Community Parks in the Conejo Valley

The Conejo Recreation and Park District maintains over 4 dozen parks in the Conejo Valley. These parks contain over 20 tennis courts, close to 30 basketball courts, dozens of softball/soccer fields, nearly 150 swing sets, around 100 slides, dozens and dozens of play structures and jungle gym equipment and countless other fun things for the kids.

CRPD maintains a map of parks and facilities it maintains at www.crpd.org/parkfac/parklisting1.asp. Some additional

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The Play Destination in Agoura Hills

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The Play Destination is an indoor playground and birthday party place for children with comfortable seating and modern decor for parents. The space offers children a clean, safe environment to play and is equipped with an indoor play structure, bounce house, interactive floor games, and other mentally and physically stimulating activities. Geared towards kids up to 6 years.

Located at 28501 Canwood Street, Suite 3E in Agoura Hills. Visit theplaydestination.com or call 818.292.8644 for more information. As of July 2016, open 8:30am to 7pm on weekdays. Open for private parties on weekends.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Ventura

Sky Zone Trampoline Park opened at 2825 Johnson Drive, Ventura in mid-January 2016. Sky Zone offers wall to wall trampolines with open jump sessions, "SkySlam" court, SkyRobics fitness classes, dodgeball, and more. Learn more at www.skyzone.com/ventura or call 805.804.9555.

Marina Park in Ventura

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Marina Park is located at the south end of Pierpont Boulevard in Ventura (near the intersection of Pierpont and Coral Street). It is a 15 acre park that has over a third of a mile of oceanfront adjacent to Ventura Harbor, giving it plenty of beachfront, flat sand to play in.

There is also a kids play area (geared toward younger kids), a ship called "San Salvador" to play in with the popular zip line, plenty of grass, restrooms and more. There is also a water taxi and a fishing dock. Fun destination park in the Ventura Keys. We never go wrong bringing the kids here. More info at www.cityofventura.net/parks.

Newer pirate-themed play area at Marina Park (re-done in 2012).

Newer pirate-themed play area at Marina Park (re-done in 2012).

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Nice, protected beachfront area at Marina Park

Nice, protected beachfront area at Marina Park

The popular San Salavdor at Marina Park

The popular San Salavdor at Marina Park

And the always popular zip line attached to the San Salvador.

And the always popular zip line attached to the San Salvador.

Kids Club at The Commons at Calabasas

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Join us every Tuesday nights at 6pm at The Commons at Calabasas (4799 Commons Way) for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so much more! March through October.

Upcoming Kids Club Events

Dream Big with Cinderella - June 28 - Join Cinderella as she takes your children on a magical adventure through storytelling, dancing and magic tricks!  It’s for sure more than the Fairy Godmother and the pumpkin carriage!   Children can dress up for the royal ball then take photos with Cinderella after the show!

Juggling with Chris - July 5 - We are visited by one of the most talented and gifted street performers around!  Chris brings a show full of juggling, comedy and fun!  Join us for exciting acts balancing, coordination and acrobat!

Puppets with Franklin Haynes - July 12 - He trained with the master puppeteer Jim Gamble, now, Franklin is off on his own and creating quite a buzz! He has beautiful puppets and unique style of performing! This show utilizes original puppet characters and some familiar celebrity ones as well!

Wacky Fun Filled Balloon - July 19 - This is a brand new show that has some of the most amazing balloon sculptures you will ever see! Wacko visits with his high energy and fun filled balloon party! Some lucky members will go home with these huge colorful creations because we raffle them off at the end of the show!

Campfire Cathy’s Music and Games - July 26 - This nutty, over-grown girl scout is a hoot! A perennial favorite at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park! In Cathy’s interactive musical show, the children will be turned into lions & tigers & bears before your very eyes. The children become the stars of the show!

Fine-Feathered Friends - August 2 -Feathery friends pay us a visit! Some of the birds you might see include a macaw or cockatoo, various parrots, doves, chickens, ducks & more! Join us for a unique presentation where you may get to hold and pet some of these beautiful creatures!

Juggling with Fantstastick Patrick - August 9 - It’s a Cirque du Soleil-level juggling and tricks, plus buckle-busting humor, unicycle riding, and balloon magic and more.  Patrick has performed for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Hell’s Kitchen on FOX, The MTV Movie Awards, 6 Degrees of Everything “FX”, The Maya Rudolph show, and has performed live for Oprah, Pharrell, Ellen, Slash.    You will absolutely love his performance!  It’s guaranteed fun for the young and old!

Magic & Juggling with Julien - August 16 - Julien comes all the way from France to share some very special magic, juggling and balancing act! His talents include unicycle, stilt walking and diabolo.   It’s fun!  It’s entertainment for all our local families! 

Music and Games with Sparkelina - August 23 - Join Fairy Miss Sparkles and Mascot Busybee from Kinderwise as they take your children on a magical musical adventure through singing, dancing, comedy, skits, learning and fun engaging games with bubble machines, a parachute, 3 foot balloons and more!

Puppet Mayhem - August 30 - Colorful puppet characters come to life in a show that’s full of music, stories, and a whole lot of laughs! Some classic tales are revisited in a brand new way! Children learn about patience, persistence, self-control and lots more. This is the silliest puppet show you will ever see!

For more information, contact The Commons at Calabasas management office at 818-222-3444 or view our full Calendar of Events at www.shopcommons.com.

Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center - Camarillo

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Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center is located at 1030 Temple Avenue, Camarillo. The center has the distinction of being the only indoor public swimming pool in Ventura County. The pool has eight 25 yard lanes, a one-meter diving board and 65 foot spiral water slide, outdoor patio and party area and locker rooms with full amenities. The pool is heated to about 81 to 83 degrees.

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The Aquatic Center offers a wide variety of year round programs consisting of lap swimming, water aerobics, cardio sculpt, swimming lessons, diving lessons, water polo classes, parent and child classes, adult only swimming lessons, therapeutic swimming, lifeguard certification classes, special events and more.

The Aquatic Center is also available for rent, offering a variety of all inclusive party packages, or an hourly rental rate for your special celebration, fundraiser or competition.

As of June 2016, single entry fees into the facility are $3 for ages 4+, $2.50 for ages 60+ and free for 3 and under.

More information at www.pvrpd.org/parks/speciality/aquatic.asp or call 805.987.8198 or 805.482.1996.

The Aquatic Center is surrounded by 13 acre Bob Kildee Park, featuring picnic tables, play equipment, restrooms, basketball courts, tennis courts, lighted ball fields, a soccer field and the Pleasant Valley Skate Park.

CLICK HERE FOR OTHER SWIMMING AND WATER PLAY OPTIONS AROUND VENTURA COUNTY

Kids Club at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

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The Kids Club at The Lakes meets every Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. during the months of March through October. Geared towards kids 10 and under.

Call 805.497.9861 for more information. Events are outdoors; rain generally cancels events but call first.

Events vary from puppet shows to storytellers to musicians, petting zoos, arts and crafts, etc. for preschoolers and their parents. These are outdoor events and are weather permitting. Contact The Lakes for more information at 805.497.9861 or www.shoplakes.com.

In addition to the kids club, The Lakes has a small playground area that is geared toward the younger kids, an expanse of grass and 2 beautiful lakes, waterfall, fountain, etc. This is a nice park-like setting that makes you forget the fact that you are looking straight out at Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

One more bonus: The Lakes is next door to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, which has an outdoor courtyard with trees and paths that are fun for the kids to explore.

Upcoming events:

Creepy Crawly Things! - June 15

We have an educational and fun-filled insect show that stars spiders, hissing cockroaches, centipedes scorpions and more!  Jenn visits us with all her creepy crawly friends, and she’ll answer any question you have!

Family Magic & Comedy - June 22

Straight from Disneyland and the Magic Castle, Hector brings us one of the most unique and amazing magic shows we will ever see! This magician has some classic tricks he does in a whole new way, and also some brand new tricks you’ve never seen before!

Dream Big with Cinderella - June 29

Join Cinderella as she takes your children on a magical adventure through storytelling, dancing and magic tricks!  It’s for sure more than the Fairy Godmother and the pumpkin carriage!  Children can dress up for the royal ball then take photos with Cinderella after the show!

Simi Valley Batting Cages

Founded in 1989, Simi Valley Batting Cages and Pro Shop offers full service batting cages with baseball, slow pitch and fast pitch softball, hardball/softball instruction and equipment.  Indoor/outdoor facility. Located at 2019 Donville Avenue, Simi Valley. Open weekdays noon to 9pm and weekends 10am to 8pm.

Call 805.527.8998 or visit www.facebook.com/svcages for more information.