Kids' Activities, Sports and Fun Things to Do in Ventura County!
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The Kids Fun Zone craft events meets the last Saturday of every month from noon to 3 p.m. at the Janss Marketplace. Kids Fun Zone membership includes lifetime membership cards, free seasonal crafts (rain or shine, while supplies last, for ages 12 and under), merchant discounts and birthday gifts.
2013 dates are Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25, Jun 29, Jul 27, Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30 and Dec 28.
Signup online at www.janssmarketplace.net
For more information, visit www.janssmarketplace.net
In addition to the monthly Kids Fun Zone, Janss Marketplace has a small outdoor play area geared towards younger kids in front of the Old Navy store as well as an interactive water fountain area that is particularly fun for the kids in the warmer months of the year.
Each month, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 723 offers free flights to youth, our Young Eagles 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.
In Camarillo, flights take place from the EAA Hangar Area at 501 Aviation Drive just off Aviation Way at 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/ye.html for more information.
Borchard Skate Park is located at 190 North Reino Road (corner of Reino and Borchard) in Newbury Park in the southwest corner of the parking lot at Borchard Community Park. This outdoor facility was opened in 2002 and is free of charge. It opens at 8 a.m. until dusk. The Conejo Recreation & Park District offers classes and there are designated times for 12 and under, scooters and bikes. Call the Borchard Community Center at 805.381.2791 for more information.
Here's some cool Borchard Skate Park skatework straight from YouTube:
Thanks to a generous group of Jewish Federation donors and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Valley families with children aged six months to five years may sign up to receive a monthly, age-appropriate Jewish-themed books delivered right to their homes at absolutely no cost and no strings attached. Beginning immediately, the PJ Library’s acclaimed Jewish book-gifting program is available in the five valley region served by The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, including the Antelope, Conejo, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys.
The Federation became involved in the PJ Library because research indicates that Jewish experiences in the first five years establish the basis of children’s sense of self. Through the PJ Library, parents are able to carve out special time to explore and appreciate their Jewish roots with their young children in the comfort of their own homes.
“What an amazing thing. Parents can sign up and get books once a month for free just because they have a Jewish child,” said Carol Koransky, executive director of The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance. “This isn’t a gimmick or a book club, this is something that the community is fully sponsoring, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this positive way to introduce Judaism into young lives.”
The PJ Library is a program of The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance. The PJ Library is generously funded by: The Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation, Rita and Steve Emerson, Janine and Peter Lowy, The Marcia Israel Fund, The Simms-Mann Family Foundation, as well as The Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
To sign up or for more information, visit www.pjlibrary.org/communities/jewish-federation-valley-alliance/9.