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The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band will present the 7th Annual Sights of Conejo Drumline and Winter Guard exhibition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Thousand Oaks High School gym, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.
This event will feature performances by Buena High School Drumline, Camarillo High School Drumline and Winter Guard, Moorpark High School Drumline and Winter Guard, Oak Park High School Drumline, and Westlake High School Drumline. Also performing are the Drumline, Winter Guard and Jazz band from Thousand Oaks High School and the Color Guard from Redwood Middle School.
Food will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 per person and $7 for students at the door, cash only. For more information, visit www.tohsband.org or call the band office at 805-495-7491 ext 6002.
A Wig and Stache Party, hosted by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club, promises to be a night full of laughs and crazy fun! Sport a wig or mustache and come to enjoy cocktails, food, professional photo booth, dancing and silent auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on Friday, March 4th from 6 to 10pm. Net proceeds from the event will directly benefit Many Mansions Homework Tutoring Program, the Conejo Free Clinic Mammogram Fund, the Cancer Support Center Kids Circle Program, and the Triunfo YMCA. Tickets are $95 per person. To purchase tickets go to www.westlakejuniors.org.
Cancer Support Community –Kids Circle Program provides group support and art therapy to children, teens, and families affected by cancer in order to foster emotional health, wellbeing, communication, and coping skills.
Conejo Free Clinic –Mammogram Fund provides lifesaving mammograms to low income women. Last year we funded over 400 mammograms, this year our goal is to provide funds for 500. In the past year alone, 5,000 people were provided with quality service.
Many Mansions –Homework Tutoring Club. Many Mansions provides housing for low income, homeless, and disabled individuals and families with children in our community. The Homework Tutoring Club provides after school tutoring that keeps children supported in their schooling and encourages reading skills.
Triunfo YMCA – Pledged $10,000 to the foundation to support in building the new 18-acre community park with sports fields, recreational amenities, and a full-service YMCA facility. Over 20,000 children, adults, and seniors will benefit from programs and activities designed to help the entire family stay active and healthy.
Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club is an organization of over 70 active members and hundreds of alumni members that has been serving the needs of the Conejo Valley for over 45 years. In addition to providing financial support to local charities, the Club also provides volunteer services by hosting events, including the annual Santa Comes to Westlake/Agoura and Beyond Food Drive (which serves over two hundred local needy families), Meals on Wheels and Feed the Hungry, to name a few.
Over the years, the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club has disbursed over half a million dollars to deserving local charities. Some of the past recipients include: Lighthouse Women and Children’s Mission, Ride on Therapeutic, Many Mansions, Senior Concerns, and many more.
The California Dental Association Foundation will be hosting a CDA Cares free dental clinic April 16-17 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis with a goal of providing care to approximately 2,000 people during the two-day clinic.
The services offered are limited to extractions, fillings, cleanings, some partials to replace front teeth, limited root canals, dentures, oral health education and assistance in finding a source of dental care. Uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes may prevent patients from receiving dental care at the event — please take prescribed medications as directed.
Doors to the clinic open at 5:30 a.m. both days and patients will will be admitted into the clinic through mid-afternoon each day (specific time frame subject to change and turnout). Parking for the event is free and no identification is required. Interpreters are available to assist those who do not speak English.
For more information, visit cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/ventura or call 877.516.8854.
Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Hot jazz on two stages and unlimited sampling of wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet food are part of the 5th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest, Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.
Artisans will also be displaying their wares. Headlining the live entertainment is composer, arranger, saxophonist and three-time Grammy-award winner Tom Scott.
Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Mark Taper and Johnny Mercer Artists Program that focuses on healing the whole child through art and music. Tickets: $100 per person/general admission and $150 per person/VIP admission (VIP tickets include one-hour early entry for tasting, valet parking, preferred seating and other amenities). Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Information: 805-380-6010, email@example.com, on Facebook, facebook.com/califjazzwine, Twitter, twitter.com/califjazzwine, or go to www.californiajazzwine.com to purchase tickets.
The Rotary Creates Magic Show is coming to the Theater on High Street in Moorpark at 7:30 pm on March 19, 2016. This 33rd Annual Rotary Fundraiser will bring the theater alive with magic, featuring world class magicians from Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, including:
- Larry Wilson, Emmy Nominated Magician
- Arthur Trace, World Class Magician
- Funny Eddie Medrano, Magician and former Circus Clown
- Shawn McMaster, The Master of Comedy Magic
- Paul Dwork, The Magic of Merlin
This will be Paul Dwork’s 33th year producing the charitable event. With all these excellent magicians performing in one show, their five different disciplines of magic will truly make this an amazing evening and a wonderful show for children of all ages.
Tickets are available for $35 at Merlin's Magic, 699 Mobil Ave., Camarillo, or call 805-388-7669, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit local charities thru the Camarillo Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Rotary is a worldwide volunteer organization with more than 1.2 million members in 200 countries. Rotarians provide humanitarian services and build goodwill and peace in communities around the world. For more information, see www.rotary.org.
Rattlesnake avoidance training sessions for dogs hosted by Mountains Restoration Trust in Calabasas on March 4, 5, 6, April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016. $75 fee. Space is limited. RSVP at www.mountainstrust.acuityscheduling.com or call 818.591.1701 x203. Dogs must be six months or older to participate. Check in and training takes about an hour.
"Art Comes Alive" is a two-day event celebrating the 25th Anniversary Weekend at Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard (at Channel Islands Harbor). Volunteers will be dressed up as maritime characters and tell stories throughout the museum. Children's activities, lots of family friendly fun 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday February 13-14. www.channelislandsmaritimemuseum.org
The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Rd (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road) in Calabasas. Over 50 exhibitors from all over Los Angeles and Ventura counties will be participating in the event to help participants take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun.
Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo was created to be a day of education, celebration, and action for the natural world in which we live. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo sets a clear example for people and businesses how simple lifestyle changes can make a difference.
The City of Calabasas invites public agencies, non-profit organization and private companies that provide green services or products to participate in this event. Each exhibitor will be provided with one 6-foot long table to set up educational and promotional materials. A large turnout of Calabasas residents are expected for this event; more than 2,000 people visited the last year’s Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo. This is a great opportunity to educate the public on benefits of being “green”, on sustainability, energy conservation, and ways they can help the environment.
More info at www.cityofcalabasas.com/earth-day.html or call 818.224.1600.
The Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council is looking for volunteers to help improve local trails Friday through Sunday, April 22-24, 2016. No experience required.
Trail Days is a weekend for individuals and groups to build new trails and restore old ones. And help restore native plants. Volunteers can either meet on Saturday/Sunday morning and work for the day or alternatively, the park service is providing free camping on Friday and/or Saturday nights at the Danielson Multi-use Area located under the sycamores and oaks in the heart of Point Mugu State Park.
In addition to providing a great public service, volunteers will also obtain a better understanding and appreciation for local trails and plants, a chance to meet and work with some great local people and some outstanding exercise in the outdoors!
Bring lunches, beverages, snacks and water. Tools are provided but you can bring your own. There's also a Saturday night barbecue free for volunteers. RSVP for camping reservations requested by April 18th.
Campers will meet on Friday/Saturday late afternoon/early evening on the Newbury Park side of Point Mugu State Park (off of Reino/Potrero) and others will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday/Sunday mornings. Additional details and register online at www.smmtc.org/maint/traildays.php.
Contact the SMM Trails Council for more information at 818.222.4531 or visit www.smmtc.org.