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Find events in Ventura County and adjacent areas in here or by category and in calendar format. Community events of broad public interestcan be submitted at this link. We highly encourage folks to post other events, fundraisers, classes, workshops, sales, shout-outs, etc. directly to the COMMUNITY MESSAGES section.

Wednesday
May202015

2015 Star Parties Hosted by Oak Canyon Astronomy Group in Oak Park

Oak Canyon Astronomy Group Star Parties at Oak Canyon Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Free to the public! The mission of the group is to bring an awareness of amateur astronomy to the community by showing what they can actually see in the night sky.

No equipment or experience needed! See some things you never thought you could see...galaxies, nebulas and globular clusters. Wear warm clothes and be prepared to be amazed.

The park lights will be turned off to give maximum night vision for viewing. If you have telescope equipment, you will be able to park in the upper parking lot. All others, please park in the lower lot near the restrooms. Red flashlights only please, and parking lights only for upper parking lot. Those with equipment, please try and arrive 30 minutes before sunset to set up.

Upcoming Star Party dates are May 23, June 20, July 11, August 22, Sept 19, Oct 18, Nov 29 and Dec 13.. More information at oakcanyonastro.com.

Monday
May182015

2015 Boogie Nights Summer 5K Run Series in Ventura, Wed Nights May 20 to July 22

Boogie Nights Ventura is coming back for its 5th annual summer run/walk series in Ventura taking place on Wednesday evenings beginning May 20 through July 22. Races start at 6:15 pm at the Ventura Promenade.

There's also a Free Kids 1K (0.62 miles) Run that will start at 6:00pm each night! For ages 10 and under, though parents are encouraged to run with their children.

For more information and to register, visit www.boogienightsventura.com. Series benefits the Buena High School Cross Country Program. Register at runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/BoogieNightsSummerRunSeriesVentura.

Monday
May182015

Ventura County Animal Services Bunny Brigade Birthday Bash on Sat, June 6th

 

Join the VCAS Bunny Brigade in celebrating 5 years of saving Ventura County's homeless and abandoned bunnies! Enjoy a fun evening of food, drinks, music, games, and bunnies with old friends and new, all while supporting rabbit rescue. Activities include:

Music! 80s Invasion will be performing their awesome 80s cover songs!

Food trucks! The Scratch Food Truck will be cooking up delicious dinner options (vegetarian & vegan selections available). Check out the Perk U Later coffee truck’s divine roasts & drinks.

Beer & wine tasting! Enjoy beer tasting hosted by Poseidon Brewing Company and wine tasting hosted by Strey Cellars. You won't want to miss this chance to sample these local brews and wines.

Raffle! Win awesome prizes including gift cards and Disneyland tickets.

Silent auction! Bid on amazing art, jewelry, décor and much more.

Bunny Boutique! Check out our fun toys & treats for your bunnies.

Rabbits! Some of our VCAS bunnies will be there to join in the celebration.

Dessert! Top off the evening with a tasty treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Admission: $10 - includes music, a free raffle ticket, a complimentary dessert, and unlimited fun!

Admission + wine & beer tasting: $30 - includes admission, 5 tasting tickets, and a commemorative Bunny Brigade tasting glass. Each tasting ticket is good for your choice of a 5 oz beer pour, 2 oz wine pour, or combine 3 tickets for a pint of beer or glass of wine. Maximum 5 drink tickets per person. Last call is at 9:15pm.

For event details and to purchase tickets, please visit: vcasbunnybrigade.yapsody.com.

This event is for adults only.

 

Monday
May182015

2015 Heritage Square Summer Concert Series on Friday Nights, June through August

Oxnard's Heritage Square Summer Concert Series returns this year for another ten week run, from June 19th through August 28th from 6pm-8pm, the outdoor concerts are Oxnard's best place to hear live music.

The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from Reggae to Big Band and from Latin Jazz to Rock. Table seating is available by reservation at $40-$60 per table, with seating for six. Call 805.483.7960 or email HeritageSquare@aol.com for table reservations.

General admission plaza seats are $5, and limited lawn seating is free. Heritage Square is at 715 South A Street, Oxnard.

The Lineup:

June 19: Freddy G and Smooth Response Band (R&B)

June 26: Nuestro (Smooth Latin Jazz)

July 3: Carry On Band (Classic Rock)

July 10: Ray Jaurique and the Uptown Brothers (Blues & Jazz)

July 17: Unusual Suspects (80s Band)

July 24: No concert

July 31: Chico Band (Latin, Cumbias and Old School)

August 7: Myst (Smooth Rock / Espanol Rock)

August 14: Caliente 805 Band (Salsa, Cubias and Old School)

August 21: The Company Band (Old School, R&B)

August 28: Sound Effect (Funk, R&B)

Visit www.heritagesquareoxnard.com/concerts.html for more information.

Sunday
May172015

2015 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Other Fun Events in Thousand Oaks 

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas! Patriotic music will be simulcast on KCLU 88.3FM from 7pm to 9:45pm

Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include the following:

Senior Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center: $5.00 9:00-11:00am, 805/381-2744

Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center:  $5.00, 8:30-10:30am, 805/495-4674 (for men and women and men's masters 40+) Each batter is given 10 outs. A home run is a fair ball hit over the fence. How many can you smash out? Plaques awarded to top finishers.  This is an excellent time for families to enjoy park facilities, watch some awesome hitters and compete!

Pancake Breakfast $3.00/person at Borchard Community Center from 8:00-11:00am, 805/381-2791 ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park: Featuring the Conejo Pops Orchestra 5:00pm to 7pm FREE!

FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at 3 Conejo Valley Pools! Community Pool at CLU, Thousand Oaks High School and Newbury Park High School pools. 805/241-0894

Visit www.crpd.org/programs/district_special_events/fourth_of_july_activities.asp for more  information.

Sunday
May172015

Camarillo Ranch Car Show & Food Truck Rally on Sunday, June 28th

Sunday
May172015

5th Annual Independence Day 5K/10K at Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park

The Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park is hosting its 5th Annual Independence Day 5K/10K, Classic Car Show and Community Parade on Friday, July 4th! This is a family friendly event with a course that rolls through the beautiful community of Dos Vientos Ranch. 5K/10K starts at 7:30am and pancakes start cooking at 7am. Live music, patriotic parade at 10am, classic car show and free kids fun zone also in store!

Click HERE to register at Active.com.

Visit www.sevymca.org/newburypark/html/july4th.html for more information or call (805) 480-0309 to obtain an entry form into the car show.

Sunday
May172015

2015 Rock the Collection Free Summer Concert Series in Oxnard in July-August

The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard is hosting its 3rd Annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series on Sundays from 2-4PM starting July 12th through in Collection Park.

Here is the lineup:

July 12: The Spazmatics

July 26: Disco Inferno

August 2: The Long Run (Eagles tribute)

Visit www.rockthecollection.com for more information.

The Collection at Riverpark is located on the northeast side of the 101 freeway in Oxnard, between the Oxnard and Vineyard exits.

Sunday
May172015

8th Annual Ride of Silence in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, May 20th

Residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 20th at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Participants will begin gathering at 5:30 PM, the pre-ride program will begin at 6 PM; official ride commences at 6:30 PM with police escort over the short 10 mile ride.

The Ride of Silence is a worldwide event to honor bicyclists killed by motorists on public roads, promote sharing the road, and provide awareness of bicycling safety. 2015 marks the 8th year for the Ride of Silence in Thousand Oaks.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and remain silent during the ride. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by adult.

For information on the Ride of Silence or www.rideofsilence.org and the Conejo Valley Cyclists' website at www.cvcbike.org/ros.

Sunday
May172015

2015 Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-Off & Car Show in Simi Valley on Sunday, June 14

The Knights of Columbus Council 5803 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car Show takes place on Sunday, June 14th from 10AM to 5PM on the St Rose of Lima church grounds at 1305 Royal Ave, Simi Valley. Sample chili, explore cars and enjoy the day with family and friends! Live bands and entertainment, large kids area, chili tasting galore, over 130 cars will be on display with over 80 awesome vendor booths.

Some of California's finest arts & crafts vendors will be on hand for you to take home something unique and special from the day. There will be ample quantities of chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, polish sausage, cotton candy, soft ice cream, beer and soda.

Admission is $6.00 for adults (seniors $5) and $3.00 for children (6-12). Active military free with ID. Chili tickets are 50 cents each. Overflow parking is across the street at Royal High School.

The Car Show will feature 12 categories for Classic, Custom, Street Rods, Muscle, Sport, Trucks, and Special Interest vehicles. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to all category winners, including Best of Show.

More information at www.chilikc.com or call 805.208.8970.
Saturday
May162015

4th Annual California Jazz and Wine Fest in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, May 17th

The California Jazz and Wine Fest (CJWF) is a showcase of premier California jazz, wine and culinary professionals. Now in its 4th year, the CJWF features numerous premiere wineries, microbreweries and boutique spirits. May 17th from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road.

This year’s jazz lineup includes Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Oskar Cartaya Enclave with guest Justo Amario and other great bands. In addition, gourmet food trucks and local exhibitors will be on hand.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise. This is a age 21 and older event. Over 2,000 attendees are anticipated.

Tickets on sale at CaliforniaJazzWine.com at a price of $50 ($100 VIP tickets also available). And...use promo code 15CJWFRC upon checkout the receive 10% off your tickets!

Friday
May152015

Day of the Horse Event at Conejo Creek Equestrian Park on Sunday, May 17th

Friday
May152015

12th Annual Channel Islands 4th of July 5K/10K in Oxnard

The 12th Annual Channel Islands 4th of July 5K & 10K benefits the Channel Islands Harbor Foundation. This classic run takes place in the Channel Islands Harbor and Oxnard Shores beach community and is flat and fast. Starting line is on west side of Channel Islands Harbor, just north of the Whale's Tail Restaurant, 3950 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. Races start at 8 a.m. More information and registration at www.harborrun.com.

Thursday
May142015

Conejo Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale in Thousand Oaks June 5-7

The Conejo Orchid Society will hold its annual Orchid Show and Sale at the Thousand Oaks Library, June 5-7. This free event will be an opportunity to learn about orchids and the Conejo Orchid Society.  Shop for some great bargains and try your hand at growing some of the most beautiful and unusual plants in the world.

The hours of the Orchid Show and Sale are Friday June 5 – noon to 6 pm, Saturday June 6 - 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday June 7 – 1 pm to 3 pm. Arrive early for the best selection. Demonstrations will be Friday at 1 pm, and Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm. Admission is free. The Thousand Oaks Library is located at 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

This event includes an exhibit of members’ orchids, and a wide range of inexpensive, easy-to-grow orchids for sale.

Orchids for sale include larger selection of beautiful but inexpensive orchids for the beginner as well as the experienced grower.

Companion plants including tillandsias and succulents grown by our members will also be on sale.

All are invited to bring orchid questions we will provide free and friendly answers.

Wednesday
May132015

103rd Annual Fillmore May Festival Planned for May 14-17, 2015

The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce presents its 103rd Annual May Festival on Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, May 17th. Event takes place in Downtown Fillmore.

There will be fun for everyone, including a special "kiddie" area for younger kids, carnival, arts and crafts, unique food vendors, games, entertainment galore, a beer garden and much more! The Main Stage features top entertainment in a concert style atmosphere and will be family friendly. Enjoy a snack or dinner while enjoying the performances of great bands.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/pages/Fillmore-May-Festival/134324456632209

Festival Hours:

  • Thursday: 5-11PM
  • Friday: 5-11PM
  • Saturday: 12PM to 11Pm
  • Sunday: 12PM to 8PM

Admission $5 ages 12 and up and $3 for ages 5 to 11. Rides, games and other attractions priced separately.

Wednesday
May132015

2015 Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K and 10K in Ventura on Sunday, July 12th

The 2015 Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K and 10K are planned for Sunday, July 12th at the Ventura Promenade. Start and finish will be at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful oceanfront boardwalk at Ventura Beach. Runners will enjoy the two loop ocean front course that winds along the Ventura boardwalk and up along the gentle sloping Visa Del Mar ridge. Half marathon starts at 8 a.m., 10K at 8:10 a.m. and 5K at 8:15 a.m.

For more information and to register, visit www.shorelinehalf.com.

For this year's race, all runners will be awarded a free glass of beer and a plate of street tacos at the post race expo!  Additional glasses $3 each. Friends and family can buy food and beer tickets for $3 each. 

Wednesday
May132015

City of Camarillo Free Movies in the Park June through August

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District once again is hosting a series of free outdoor movies on Wednesday and Friday nights in June, July and August at three different parks. Refreshments available for purchase. Movies start when it gets dark (generally 8-9PM)! Visit www.pvrpd.org/recreation/special_events/movies.asp for more information.

The lineup is below (movies subject to change)

Community Center Park (1605 E. Burnley Street - West of the Administration Office) on the following Wednesdays:

  • June 17: The LEGO Movie
  • June 24: The Sandlot
  • July 1: Star Wars
  • July 8: Finding Nemo
  • July 15: Mary Poppins (Sing-along)
  • July 22: The Incredibles
  • July 29: Toy Story 3
  • August 5: Back to the Future
  • August 12: E.T.
  • August 19: Aladdin

Mission Oaks Park (5501 Mission Oaks Blvd - Near Picnic Shelters) on the following Friday nights:

  • June 26: Toy Story
  • July 24: The Goonies

Pitts Ranch Park (1400 Flynn Road - West of the restrooms) on the following Friday nights:

  • July 10: Toy Story 2
  • August 7: Monsters University

Brings lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy!

Wednesday
May132015

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

Free events and programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit
www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

Thu 5/21 8am to noon - De Anza Park to Rock Pools via Talapop Trail - 9 mile, moderately-paced hike led by Sierra Club members. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, hat and sunscreen. Rain cancels. 818.991.4799

Fri 5/22 7pm to 8:30pm at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Who's Hoo 1.5 mile hike to learn how to identify owls in the area. Bring flashlight. Meet in main parking lot.

Sat 5/23 11am to noon at Leo Carrillo State Park - Let's Move Outside activity for kids of all ages. Join ranger in fitness activities and games.

Sun 5/24 10am and 1pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Cultural Workshop with Rowan Harrison, who will teach how to make small hand-coiled pottery.  All ages welcome but seating limited. Be on time! 805.370.2301

Sun 5/24 8:30am to 11:30am at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching. All levels welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Sun 5/24 10am to 11am at Malbu Lagoon State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Special bird watching walk. Binoculars provided. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Sun 5/24 10am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Welcome to Malibu Creek docent-led walk. Meet at lower parking lot.

Tue 5/26 8:30am to 11am at Paramount Ranch - Easy paced 5 mile hike with Sierra Club members. Bring water, snack, hat and sunscreen. 818.532.2485

Fri 5/29 6:30pm to 8pm at Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons - Be a Wildlife Biologist program for ages 4 to 12.

May 30-31 9:30am to 4pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Art Show & Sale. 11am and 3pm pottery demos and noon, 1pm and 3pm woodcarving demos

Sun May 31 10am to 11am at Paramount Ranch - From Set to Screen Walk 805.370.2301

Tue June 2 8am to 11:30am at Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons - Easy-pace 6 mile 500' elevation gain hike in the Simi HIlls. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat and sunscreen. Rain cancels. 818.501.1225 Sierra Club

Wed June 3 9am to noon at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Landscape painting session - RSVP 805.496.2014

Sat 6/6 8:30am to 11am at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Raptors in the Viewfinder - Bring camera and learn tips to help you photograph red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks. Meet at flagpole. 

Sat 6/6 9am to 1pm at Malibu Creek State Park - Intro to Mountain Bike Skills workshop - Bring bike and helmet and learn off-road biking fundamentals and shared-use etiquette. Heavy rain cancels. corbamtb.com or 805.558.1606

Sat 6/6 9am to 5pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Fine Art Exhibit and Sale through 6/28 - Meet artist Harvey Cusworth from 2-4pm 805.370.2301

Sun 6/7 10am and 1pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Cultural Workshop with Cherokee/Creek artist Matthew McMasters - Create your own medicine bag. Materials provided. Arrive on time but space limited. 2 hour program 805.370.2101

Fri 6/12 2pm to 3pm at  Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - A Bit of Local History leisurely walk around the grounds. Meet inside visitor center.

Sat 6/13 8:45am to 1pm at Malibu Creek State Park - Walk a Little Longer docent led moderately difficult hike exploring Stunt Road to Tapia Park. Meet in lower parking lot. RSVP at 818.216.7696 by 6pm on 6/11. Rain cancels.

Sat 6/13 3pm to 5pm at King Gillette Ranch - A Walk Into the Chumash World - 1 mile hike to learn about how the Chumash lived. 

Sat 6/13 10am to 11:30am at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Horse Tales - Meet rangers and volunteers who patrol on horseback. Tour the area and enjoy short horse demo in the ranch arena. Meet in main parking lot.

Sat 6/13 8pm to 10pm at Paramount Ranch - Movies by Moonlight featuring "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1938) 805.370.2301 (movie was filmed right here in Paramount Ranch)

Sun 6/14 10:30am to 11am at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Storytime at Satwiwa - Kids ages 1 to 6 can join a ranger for Native American stories.

Sun 6/14 11am to 12:30pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Gardening with Nature program - meet inside Center

Sun 6/14 5pm to 7:30pm at Peter Strauss Ranch - Free Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring Seventh Freedom (rock) and Moke Hill (folk/indie/rock/electronic). 805.370.2301

Tue 6/16 7pm to 8:30pm at King Gillette Ranch - Evening Campfire - Songs, marshmallow roasting and nature progam at outdoor amphitheater. 

Tue 6/17 9am to noon at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Landscape Painting - RSVP required at 805.496.2014

Sat 6/20 10am to 11:30am at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Get Inspired on a Hike 1 mile loop hike with 360 degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring water. Meet by fountain. Rain cancels.

Sat 6/20 6:30pm to 8pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Evening Cultural Program featuring Ted Garcia, Chief of Southern Clan of the Chumash as her performs and shares the meaning of Chumash songs. For all ages. 805.370.2301

Sun 6/21 8am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Birdwalk - beginners to expert birders. Meet in lower parking lot.

Sun 6/21 7:30pm to 9pm at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - 1.5 mile night hike with ranger to discover Creatures of the Night. Bring a flashlight. Meet in main parking lot.

Tue 6/23 7pm  to 8:30pm at King Gillette Ranch - Evening Campfire featuring songs, marshmallow roasting and a nature program. Follow signs to the ampitheater.

Sat 6/27 10am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Welcome to Malibu Creek docent-led walk along creek and thru wooded valley. Learn about the plants, wildlife and movies filmed here. Meet at lowwer parking lot.

Sun 6/28 8:30am to 11:30am at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching for beginners and experts of all ages. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Sun 6/28 10am to 11am at Malibu Creek State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Binoculars provided on this special walk. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Tue 6/30 7pm to 8:30pm at King Gillette Ranch - Evening Campfire, featuring marshallow roasting, songs and a nature program. Follow signs to outdoor amphitheater.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

 

 

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Directions to various locations

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Ventura Fwy (101) to Chesebro Rd exit. Turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Chesebro Rd. Go north 1 mile to park entrance. Turn right and follow road to parking lot.

Circle X Ranch: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.

Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.

Mishe Mokwa Trailhead: 1.75 miles north of the Circle X contact station along Yerba Buena Road. Parking lot is on right.

King Gillette Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

Malibu Creek State Park: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Park entrance is 0.25 mile south of the intersection on Las Virgenes Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy: north on Malibu Canyon Rd to park entrance on left.

Paramount Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) to Kanan Rd exit. South on Kanan 0.5 mile. Left on Cornell Way and veer to right. South 2.5 miles, entrance is on right side of the road.

Peter Strauss Ranch is located at 30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left. Or enter: Via Goleta and Potrero Rd, Newbury Park

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: Walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the parking area to brown wooden building. Via Goleta and Potrero Rd, Newbury Park

Wendy Trailhead: Ventura Fwy (101) to Wendy Dr. exit. South on Wendy Dr to dirt pullout at intersection with Potrero Rd.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center (SMMVC) at King Gillette Ranch: From Ventura Fwy (101): Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Go 0.1 mile and turn right into entrance of King Gillette Ranch. The visitor center is the first building on your right.

Tuesday
May122015

Summer 2015 Music in the Park Free Concerts in Simi Valley and Oak Park

Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District presents the 2015 Music in the Park series at Rancho Madera Community Park, 556 Lake Park Drive, Simi Valley (Wood Ranch) and at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park, this summer. Concerts begin at 6pm. Lineup as follows:

Saturday, June 20: DSB (Journey tribute) in Simi Valley

Saturday, June 27: Queen Nation in Oak Park

Saturday, July 18: The Spazmatics (80s music) in Simi Valley

Saturday, August 15: Fan Halen (Van Halen tribute)

Visit www.rsrpd.org or call 805.584.4400 for more information. Bring your picnic basket or purchase food at the events.

Monday
May112015

2nd Annual Father's Day 5K/10K in Ventura on Sunday, June 14th

The 2nd Annual Father's Day 5K/10K will take place Promenade Park in Ventura is planned for Sunday, June 14, 2015. The 5K starts at 8am. There will also be a kids' 1K fun run. For more information, visit www.fathersday5k10k.com.