The City of Malibu, in partnership with Exclusive Motorcars, Southern California's top car enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 7am to 9am. Enjoy a cup of coffee at "Malibu Cars and Coffee" while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will arrive and be available for viewing at 7 am. Visit www.malibucarsandcoffee.com for more information
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Want to enjoy the Santa Monica Mountains but don’t know where to start? Come out to the National Park Service's first RecFest and introduce the family to all sorts of fun outdoor activities on Saturday, October 25th from 10am to 4pm at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The event is free of charge. Highlights include hiking biking, horseback riding, 1-mile foot race*, fishing, camping demonstration, Junior Ranger activities, art making and more. Bring a picnic lunch or lunch from a healthy food truck.
*The one-mile foot race starts at 12:00pm and is for kids and their families. All participants will receive a special RecFest medal. Parents, in order to help with the event planning, please RSVP for you and your children.
It’s A New Day presents Dark Heart of Poe this Halloween Season at the Elite Theatre & the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
If you loved the last two year’s sold-out hit Dark Heart of Poe you will love this year’s new and reimagined version!
A dark heart is beating for Halloween. Experience Poe like you never have before at the riveting and innovative performance of Dark Heart of Poe. Conceived by award-winning director, Andrew James. Spend the perfect night this Halloween Season with the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
Dark Heart of Poe will be presented at the Elite Theatre October 11-19, & 31; Saturdays at 2:00pm, Sundays at 7:00pm, with a Halloween performance on Friday, Oct. 31 at 11:00pm, which includes a midnight toast. Performance tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/military, and $10 for students/teachers. The Elite Theatre is located in Channel Islands Fisherman’s Wharf, 2731 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. For more info visit www.darkheartofpoe.com or www.elitetheatre.org or call 805-483-5118.(Discounted tickets for this show at Goldstar.com).
Dark Heart of Poe will be presented at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Oct. 23, 26, 30, & Nov. 1. All performances start at 7:30pm. Performance tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/military, and $10 for students/teachers. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is located at 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. For more info visit www.darkheartofpoe.com or www.simi-arts.org or call 805-583-7900.
19th Annual City of Oxnard Multicultural Festival planned for Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at NEW location - The Collection at RiverPark
The annual City of Oxnard Multicultural Festival is held for the sole purpose of celebrating the rich diversity of its residents. Peoples of every culture come together to learn and discover their shared values, in an atmosphere that honors all.
This year's event will take place for the first time at The Collection at Riverpark (click here for directions).
The Multicultural Festival boasts the participation of a variety of performing groups who revel in their cultural heritage through music, song and dance. Members of the public are invited to sing along, learn to move to the rhythm of other cultures or try their hand at playing an intriguing native musical instrument.
Food vendors, offering a variety of ethnic foods, bring to the community an explosion of aromas and flavors, from places far and near, to make anyone's mouth water.
Exhibitors and vendors, enrich the Festival with a variety of art objects, crafts, work and play gear, practical and ornamental items from different lands, for gift giving or home and workplace decor.
The City of Oxnard's Multicultural Festival, offers an outstanding opportunity to share family traditions while learning about the customs of others. Visit www.ci.oxnard.ca.us for more information.
Gentlemen, rev your engines! The third annual CARS AT THE ROCK classic car show will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at The Rock Community Church and Hillcrest Christian School, 384 Erbes Road, (corner of Erbes and Hillcrest), Thousand Oaks.
Along with a variety of classic cars from pre-1980 and a special interest class, the show will boast a live DJ, children's game booths, face painting. Visitors can also participate in the hour-long church service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Food trucks, including the popular Grilled Cheese Truck, will be available at this fun, family event.
There are still some spaces available for car entrants. Entry fee prior to the show is $25 and day of show is $35. Interested car enthusiasts can get details and register online at www.rockcarshow.com
Admission for the general public to view the cars is free. Proceeds from the show go to local charities.
Join us at the third annual CARS AT THE ROCK Classic car show on Sept 28. For more information visit the website at www.rockcarshow.com or call Rock Car Show Chair Steve Covell at 805-390-5090.
The Conejo Schools Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual Walk for Healthy Schools on Saturday, October 18th at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks. The family friendly 5K will start at 9:30 with walk-in registration opening at 9. Or better yet, pre-register at secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=bcc223. Come walk with your family, friends and neighbors for the benefit of our health and our local schools. All monies raised from sponsorships and walk registrations will directly benefit all schools in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Learn more at www.conejoschools.org/events.
Calling all goblins and ghouls and frightful fools to come out and raise money for Simi Valley public schools at the second annual Simi Valley’s Premier ADULT ONLY Halloween Bash, Saturday, October 25 at Lost Canyons Golf Club from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Simi Valley Education Foundation.
Please join in this ADULT ONLY party that is guaranteed to be filled with fun, including live music, great food and much more!
Cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple, which includes appetizers and signature cocktails.
Guests can upgrade to a Private Cabana for $300, which includes seating for 10 with bottle service and specialty food menu available for purchase. (Individual tickets must still be purchased.)
The evening will include awards for best decorated Cabana and the scariest, best couple, most original and sexiest costumes.
Tickets can be purchased online at: www.svef.org/halloween.php.
The 21st Annual Salmon Run at Patagonia, 259 W. Santa Clara Street, Ventura takes place on Sunday, November 9th at 8:30 a.m. This is a certified 5K course on a flat dirt road along the Ventura River. Patagonia® gear awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age category. Silent auction, raffle and refreshments. Limited to 400 runners/walkers! This event usually sells out!
Visit www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=15737 to learn more and to register.
The 10th Annual Run Through the Orchards takes place on Sunday, November 2nd at 8 a.m. at Tierra Rejada Ranch, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. This is a certified 5K and 10K, all-dirt course through the scenic walnut, avocado and orange groves celebrating open space and agriculture in Ventura County.
Eight age categories from under 13 through over 70. Race prizes will be awarded in each category and for overall men's and women's runners. Registration includes a raffle drawing ticket and a limited edition tote bag made from recycled materials. Water and refreshments will be provided. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the race. Proceeds support SOAR, a local organization dedicated to making Ventura County a better place to live by limiting urban sprawl, protecting open space and agricultural lands, and promoting livable and sustainable communities.
Ghost Tours at Strathearn Park, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley are back again this October! Tours are limited to 20-25 people. Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for ages 6 to 10 and no charge for children under 5. Tours last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Tours will start every 15 minutes.
Reservations taken for groups of 10 or more at 805.526.6453. Free parking is available along Strathearn Place. All tours are filled on a first come basis. This is a walking/standing tour with limited seating at a few of the stops. The tour can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. No flashlights allowed inside the park. No photography or sound recording allowed within the park.
Ghost Tours at Strathearn Park is a family friendly event. It is NOT a "Haunted House" type of event and is appropriate for children of all ages. It is the history of Simi Valley told in a very entertaining way by those who created it.
- Fridays, October 10, 17, 24: 7-9PM
- Saturdays October 11, 18, 25: 6-9PM
- Sundays October 12, 19, 26: 6-8:30PM
Visit www.simihistory.com for more information.
Halloween Fun at the Stagecoach Inn Newbury Park on Saturday, October 25th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Stop by for some old fashioned Halloween fun! There will be many activities, including a cupcake walk, Halloween storytelling, trick-or-treating, crafts and games and gold panning. Wear your costume and enjoy the fun!
Admission: Adults $5 Seniors & Youths $4 Children (5-12) $2 Under 5 are FREE. Located at 51 South Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachmuseum.org for more information.
The annual Scandinavian Autumnfest and Marknad Celebration takes place on Sunday, September 21st from 9AM to 6PM at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. This event is a wonderful, family fun day with our Swedish and Nordic friends. You will not find another event like this one around here. And it is FREE, other than a parking donation of only $10 per car ($5 for Vasa members).
There is DELICIOUS authentic Scandinavian food for sale, vendors, access to a huge 274 foot waterslide and pool, fun family games and prizes, ropes course, rock wall, petting zoo and just a whole bunch of really nice people! Other activities include Alpine tube slide, kids' mining, bingo, train rides and more! Visit www.vasaparkla.com for more information.
And, what's that!!?? The 6th Annual Swedish Meatball Contest!!! YEAH Baby!!! $5 to taste and judge all the meatballs! Bring it on!
Conejo Joe: We've been to events at Vasa Park a number of times! Great family fun with a dose of Scandinavian culture! This park is not usually open to the public so it is a treat being able to visit. And the water slide is FUN FUN FUN for kids and adults alike!
The Reign of Terror Haunted House is Joining
Janss Marketplace for a 15th Year of Fright and Terror
Get ready for 11 bone-chilling nights when the Reign of Terror Haunted House opens on Saturday, October 4th at Janss Marketplace. The annual Reign of Terror, ranked as one of the top 10 Haunted Houses in the U.S., draws visitors from throughout southern California to Janss Marketplace, located off the 101 Freeway, at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.
Guests who visit the Reign of Terror Haunted House from October 4 – November 1 will scream louder than ever this year.
Mark your calendars now for the Reign of Terror Haunted House, which will be located above Gold’s Gym near Sears on:
- Fridays: October 10, 17, 24 from 7 – 10 p.m.
- Friday, October 31 - 7 - 11 p.m.
- Saturdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1 from 7 – 11 p.m.
- Sunday, October 26 from 7 – 10 p.m.
- Thursday, October 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.
The Reign of Terror ticket office in the Janss food courtyard area will open daily at 6 p.m. on the Haunted House dates. Tickets can also be purchased at participating Janss Marketplace store. Visit www.janssmarketplace.net for merchant ticket locations and list of special Janss Marketplace shopping and dining offers for ticket holders. Admission is $17 ($25 for express pass).
Janss Marketplace will also host two illuminated Reign of Terror Haunted House experiences for younger children from 1 – 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, October 18 and 25. The less scary daytime tickets are $5 per child with free admission for adults accompanying children. The daytime ticket price for adults visiting without a child is $5.
Visitors to the Reign of Terror will get more than a good scare. Janss Marketplace will donate profits from the Haunted House ticket sales to the Conejo Recreation and Park District. Janss Marketplace anticipates that ticket sales at the 2014 Reign of Terror will generate more than last year’s $18,000 donation to the District.
The donation will benefit the District’s Thousand Oaks Teen Center and Young Artists Ensemble programs. The Thousand Oaks Teen Center is a full service activity center and recreational programs. The Young Artists Ensemble’s “Conejo Theatre for Everyone” program gives special needs youth the opportunity to perform in an annual fully-produced production with high community attendance.
For more information about the Conejo Recreation and Park District youth programs, contact Brenda Coleman at 805.495.6471.
The Farmer's Market Presents the Annual Farmer’s Market Pumpkin Fun Day on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Farmer’s Market, 3600 S. Harbor Blvd, Oxnard adjacent to the Marine Emporium Landing.
Enjoy a wonderful fall harvest day that is FREE to the public! There will be a pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin weight guessing, trick or treating, children's costume parade, and costume contest with prizes at 12:00 p.m. The certified Farmers & Fishermen's Market will feature a wonderful fall harvest from local farmers and daily fresh catch seafood by local fishermen, arts & crafts, food, live music and much more.
For more information call the FARMER’S MARKET at (805) 643-6458.
Mark your calendars for the City of Westlake Village's 12th Annual City Celebration on Saturday, October 18, 2014. City Celebration 2014 will kick off at 3 pm until 8pm, featuring exciting local performances, delicious food, a twilight run - the Goblin Gallop, magic show, electronic waste collection, and the popular White Oak Elementary Family Festival.
The 3rd Annual Triunfo YMCA Twilight Goblin Gallop 5K will start at 5:30pm and 1 Mile Trick or Treat Fun Run at 6:15pm. Kids participating in the 1-mile Trick or Treat Fun Run will be able to “visit” the numerous Trick or Treat stations along the course. Learn more and sign up for these events at www.triunfoygoblingallop.com/Triunfo_Y_Goblin_Gallop/Home.html.
With exciting performances, food trucks, an evening run, and the popular White Oak Elementary Fun Fair, the Westlake Village City Celebration truly offers something for residents of all ages and interests. Additional information will be available at www.wlv.org/index.aspx?nid=229.
United Way of Ventura County invites the community to participate in its 25th Annual Day of Caring to take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This event will bring together teams and individual volunteers to help nonprofit organizations in the community with a variety of tasks. Volunteer projects are available in cities throughout Ventura County.
United Way is seeking volunteers to help community organizations across Ventura County. Day of Caring will be a fun, free and easy way for individuals, families and teams to work together and create real change in the community.
Some of the volunteer projects will include leading arts and crafts activities for children, painting and freshening up community centers, creating a garden of hope for cancer patients, sorting food at food banks and pantries and more!
Volunteers will receive a Day of Caring T-shirt for their participation. To register as a volunteer and to view full descriptions of the available Day of Caring projects, visit www.VolunteerVenturaCounty.org or CLICK THIS LINK to get directly to the event page. Register by the 22nd.