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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
Jul012015

Free College Planning Workshop at Oak Park Library on Saturday, July 18th

Free College Planning Workshop for Parents with college bound students, 8th graders and up on Saturday, July 18th at 11am at the Oak Park Library.

  • Discover Your Child’s Career Path
  • Find The College With The Best ROI
  • Secure Scholarships & Grants To Avoid Debt

Email support@premiercollegeguide.com or Call 805.334.0355 to secure your reservation.

To learn more, visit premiercollegeguide.com.

Monday
Jun292015

28th Annual Music Under the Stars at Olivas Adobe in Ventura, July 11th to Sept 5th

The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the 28th year of the popular Music Under the Stars series, Saturday nights beginning July 11th through September 5th. Performances run from 7:30 to 9:30 pm outdoors at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, near Ventura Harbor. Concerts start at 7:30 pm & gates open at 6:30 pm for dining. Visit www.cityofventura.net/mus for more information and tickets or call 805.658.4726. Tickets are $20. $10 for a table for four.

Dine, dance & delight to great performances at Ventura’s most historic party site! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy nine Saturday nights of summer magic “dancing with the stars” on a majestic wooden ballroom floor. Bring your own dinner or purchase it from a gourmet food truck on site. Full beverage service on hand.

Upcoming performers:

7/11: Britain's Finest - Beatles tribute

7/18: Porterhouse Bob - New Orleans Boogie and Blues

7/25: The Kings of 88 - Tribute to piano rock

8/1: The Platinum Groove - Dance party grooves

8/8: Floyd and the Flyboys - R&B, soul

8/15: Desperado - Eagles tribute

8/22: Louie Cruz Beltran - Afro-Cuban jazz

8/29: Fantastic Diamond - Neil Diamond tribute

9/5: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats - Zydeco

Sunday
Jun282015

4th of July Celebration at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks

JANSS MARKETPLACE FREE FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Saturday, July 4 from 5 – 9 pm (with fireworks starting at 9pm)

Bring family and friends to celebrate America’s birthday on July 4th at the Janss Marketplace Fireworks Spectacular.  Starting at 5 p.m. enjoy music, games and other activities and get free rooftop access wristbands at the Information booth near the Janss Marketplace interactive fountain and Burlington Coat Factory. 

The Janss Marketplace parking structure rooftop and the Fountain Courtyard areas are the best fireworks viewing locations in the Conejo Valley. The fireworks begin at approximately 9 p.m.

The Janss Marketplace Fireworks Spectacular features non-stop family fun including music in two locations at the center.   A DJ will play music for listening and dancing from 5 - 9 p.m. in the fountain courtyard, and Radio Rebels, a premiere 80s dance party band, plays from 6 - 9 p.m. on the Parking Structure Rooftop.

Other July 4 Janss Marketplace Fireworks Spectacular activities include the Annual Lucky’s Dog House Hot Dog Eating Contest.  Enter as the date approaches at janssmarketplace.net. There will also be a hulu hoop contest.

Gift cards will be given at random to those in their best 80s attire.

Janss Marketplace is located off the 101 Freeway at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks! For more information on the event contact Janss Marketplace at 805.495.4662 or visit www.janssmarketplace.net.

Thursday
Jun252015

Wildwood Trail Run 10K, 5K and 1 Mile in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 27th

The Wildwood Trail Run 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Runs are planned for Saturday, June 27, 2015 is the only official race allowed in Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks. The 1,765 acre park features a diverse multi-use trail system across ridgelines and into lush valleys and is home to over 250 plant species and an abundant home to a variety of birds, reptiles and animals.

The race staging area is at the Wildflower Playfields, directly across street from Wildwood Regional Park at 928 W. Avenida de los Arboles. The race raises money to be used for scholarships, the DreamCatcher Playground Project, and other capital improvement projects for the Conejo Recreation and Park District.

To register and learn more, visit www.crpd.org/programs/district_special_events/wildwood_trail_run.

Sunday
Jun212015

Regal Theaters 2015 Summer $1 Movie Express in Camarillo and Simi Valley

Regal Theaters presents its Summer Movie Express 2015. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar ($1) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am. 

Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX, 680 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo (805-383-8879)

  • June 16 and 17: The Nut Job and Annie
  • June 23 and 24: Earth to Echo and Boxtrolis
  • June 30 and July 1: Paddington and Turbo
  • July 7 and 8: Rio 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 14 and 15: Mr. Peabody and Book of Life
  • July 21 and 22: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 28 and 29: Madagascar 3 and Dolphin Tale 2
  • August 4 and 5: Muppets, Most Wanted and Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • August 11 and 12: The LEGO Movie and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Regal Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX, 2751 Tapo Cyn Road, Simi Valley (805-526-0232)

  • June 9 and 10: The Nut Job and Annie
  • June 16 and 17: Earth to Echo and Boxtrolis
  • June 23 and 24: Paddington and Turbo
  • June 30 and July 1: Rio 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 7 and 8: Mr. Peabody and Book of Life
  • July 14 and 15: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 21 and 22: Madagascar 3 and Dolphin Tale 2
  • July 28 and 29: Muppets, Most Wanted and Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • August 4 and 5: The LEGO Movie and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express for more information.

Saturday
Jun202015

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 events, visit
www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

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.

Sat 7/4 9am to 1pm at Malibu Creek State Park - Intro to Mountain Bike Skills workshop FREE! Bring mountain bike and helmet. www.corbamtb.com

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

Fri 7/10 2pm to 3pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - A Bit of Local History Walk - Leisurely stroll to learn about the history of the area. Meet inside.

Fri 7/10 6:45pm to 8:45pm at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - "The Wiley Coyote" - Join ranger on 1.5 mile hike through grassy hills while learning about these savvy creatures. Meet in main parking lot and bring water. 805.370.2301

Sat 7/11 8:30am to 10am at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - "See How They Fly" is an easy 1 mile walk to learn about birds' flight patterns. Bring your camera! Meet a flagpole.

Sun 7/11 10am to noon at King Gillette Ranch - Wilderness Survival Basics class!

Sat 7/11 3pm to 5pm at King Gillette Ranch - Walk Into the Chumash World easy 1 mile walk to learn about the Chumash. Meet at front parking lot.

Sat 7/11 6:30pm to 10pm at Rancho Sierra Vista - Night Under the Stars - Explore the wonders of the night sky, view Venus, Jupiter and Saturn and more.  805.370.2301

Sat 7/11 7pm to 8pm at Malibu Creek State Park - Campfire Program! The Reptile Family will present the Rockin' Reptile Safari and roast marshmallows afterwards. Meet at campground amphitheater.

Sun 7/12 10am to 11:30am at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - "Dry Doesn't Have to Mean Desolate" - join a local native plant gardener and learn how our native plants still look good during the drought. Meet inside the center.

Sun 7/12 5pm to 7:30pm at Peter Strauss Ranch - Free Sunday Concert in the Park featuring Cartucha de Villa (Rock) and Big Shot and the Six Pack (Acoustic Hits). Meet in amphiteater. 805.370.2301.

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
Jun162015

37th Annual Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo June 26-28, 2015

The 37th Annual Ventura County Greek Festival will take place June 26th through 28th. The event is presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and features live Greek music, folk dancing, food, delicious pastries and baklava, vendors and a kids' play area. The food at this event is DELICIOUS!

Festival times are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Check www.vcgreekfestival.org or call 805.482.1273 for more information.

The event will be held again this year at Freedom Park, 515 Eubanks Drive, Camarillo (near the airport).

Admission is $3 (or $5 for all 3 days).

Sunday
May312015

Water Conservation Expo at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Saturday, June 27th

With recent statewide water restrictions and the approaching dry summer months, California residents must identify the most effective ways to reduce their water usage at home.

To help address this need, Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin is co-hosting with the City of Thousand Oaks a "Defeat the Drought" Water Conservation Expo on Saturday, June 27th from 10am to 2pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Courtyard. The event will include speakers, drought experts and workshops to help water users evaluate the wide range of options available to make a conservation plan that works for them.

  • Drought Education and Local Update from Calleguas Water District
  • 50 Shades of Greywater Management
  • Turf Removal and Native Plant Landscaping
  • Biochar Irrigation
  • Household Fixes to Keep Money from going Down the Drain!
  • Panel Discussion with Issue Experts and Water District Representatives

To learn more and to RSVP, visit asmdc.org/members/a44/district/upcoming-events/defeat-the-drought-water-conservation-expo.

Sunday
May312015

2015 City of Calabasas 4th of July Fireworks, Fun Runs, Splash Party and Pet Show 

The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Gates open at 5:00p.m. and fireworks show begins at 9:00p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music featuring Air Play, a family fun zone and the grand fireworks display! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at City Hall (100 Civic Center Way) starting June 1 and at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento) and Juan Bautista De Anza Park (3701 Lost Hills Road) until July 4.

TICKETS SOLD OUT LAST YEAR!

The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities.  Children under 2 years of age are admitted free. Picnic items permitted (no bottles or open containers).  Food & drinks available for purchase on site: barbecue, sausages, roasted corn, kettle corn, snow cones & more. The Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas are permitted.

Summer Splash Party at the Tennis & Swim Center, 2300 Park Sorrento, on July 4th from noon–5:30pm. Free swimming and tennis, family BBQ, fun, games, and more! For information (818) 222–2782.

37th Annual Lakeside Fun Run presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association. Events begin at 7:30 am and include 4 & 2 mile runs, 2 mile walk and 1/2 & 1/4 mile races for youth. Pre-register at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center before June 30th; $15 for adults, $12 for children. For information call (818) 222–2782.

Pet Show presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association at the greenbelt at Calabasas Lake at 11am. All pets welcome. Call 818.222.2782 for information.

No on-site ticket sales for these events! More info atcityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.2

Saturday
May302015

2015 Concerts on the Green at Valley Cultural Center in Woodland Hills - June 7 to Aug 30

The Valley Cultural Center presents its 40th Annual Free Concerts on the Green, held at the beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park in Woodland Hills, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. There is plenty of room for a late afternoon picnic with the family while being entertained by headline performers. The concerts are generally held on Sunday afternoons, June 7th through August 30th from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. (with exceptions noted below).

The Schedule:

June 7: VCC World Music & Cultural Arts Festival (1:30pm to 8:30pm) featuring Lao Tizer’s World Fusion Band, Drum Circles, Aztec Dancers, The Young Dubliners and The music of Sly & The Family Stone, featuring The Family Stone.

June 14: Led Zepagain (tribute to Led Zeppelin)

June 21: DSB - Tribute to Journey

June 28: Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees tribute)

Saturday, July 4th: Fireworks Extravaganza 6-9:30pm - Free concert followed by 20 minute fireworks show. Parking $20 – Park in any of the Warner Center structures between Topanga and Canoga or Califa and Oxnard. Over 20 food vendors, arts and crafts booths and a children’s play area for your enjoyment.

July 12: The Long Run (Eagles tribute)

July 19: Which One's Pink (Pink Floyd tribute)

July 26: Ticket to Ride (Beatles tribute)

August 2: The Modern Gentlemen (Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute)

August 9: Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)

August 16: Hollywood U2 AND Queen Nation! (U2 and Queen tribute bands!)

August 23: Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Band

Saturday, August 29 noon to 8:30pm: Rhythm & Joy Festival

August 30: Mr. Speed (KISS tribute)

Mrs. Robinson’s DECADES
Mrs. Robinson’s DECADES
Which One’s Pink?
Which One’s Pink?

Parking is available in the parking structure directly behind the stage on Califa Street for $15. Additional parking is available on Owensmouth Avenue in either parking structure between Califa and Oxnard. For more information, visit www.valleycultural.org/concerts-programs/concert-schedule-2015 or call 877.704.3456.

Friday
May292015

2015 Conejo Recreation & Park District "Touch-a-Truck" Event on Saturday, June 20th

One of the most popular children's events in the area is the Annual Conejo Recreation & Park District's Touch-a-Truck event in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (day before Father's Day).

Dozens and dozens of trucks and large vehicles of all shapes and sizes, all at Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 North Moorpark Road, near Thousand Oaks High School. This is a hugely popular event! Parking at the park fills up quickly, so be prepared to park at the T.O. High School parking lot south of the tennis courts and football field (corner of Moorpark Road and Avenida de Las Flores) and walk a block north up Moorpark Road.

See a garbage truck, Army truck, stretch limousine, tractor, excavator, dump truck, school bus, fire engine, ambulance, police van, monster truck, bulldozer, police cruiser, motorcycle, you name it. Too many to mention and your kids can check them out first-hand. They let your kids honk the horns, kick the tires, work the controls, blare the sirens, etc.  In other words, bring aspirin!

There are numerous other activities, including kids construction play area, power wheel course, arts and crafts, wash-a-truck, jolly jumps, and a motorized train ride and refreshments for sale! Throughout the event you will find live truck demonstrations to consist of water balloons being dropped from the cherry picker, beach balls being unloaded from the dump truck, and even a helicopter landing!

Free admission! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the Conejo Recreation and Park District for more information at 805.381.2793 or visit www.crpd.org.

Thursday
May282015

Free Family Luau Party at Simi Valley Town Center on Saturday, June 6th

Thursday
May282015

2015 Conejo Recreation & Park District Summer Concerts in the Park

The Conejo Recreation & Park District presents its 2015 Summer Concerts in the Park series at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks. Concerts are FREE! Bring your blankets and picnic baskets. All concerts begin at 5 p.m. Call 805.381.1247 for more information or visit www.crpd.org.

This is one our favorite local events of the year! Beautiful park setting and great music. The park is large and has a great play area nearby. Refreshments such as hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, etc. are available for purchase. CRPD asks that you leave your pets at home for this series.

The Lineup!

Monday, May 25: The Stonez | Rolling Stones Tribute Band
Saturday, July 4: The Conejo Pops Orchestra
Sunday, July 19: Justin Young
Sunday, August 16: The Boogie Knights
Monday, September 7: The Who Show | Who Tribute Band

Thursday
May282015

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 Saturday, 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.

Wednesday
May272015

2015 Relay for Life of Oxnard at Oxnard High School on Saturday, July 11th

Relay for Life of Oxnard

One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer here in your community.

Starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Oxnard High School, Oxnard

www.relayforlife.org/oxnardca

Tuesday
May262015

Regency Theatres Kid's $1 Summer Movie Series Runs June 16 through August 18

Regency Theatres is hosting a Kids' Summer Movie Series at five locations in Ventura County. This is a 9 week program that features popular kids films, all rated PG, every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 am.  Doors open at 9:45 am. There series starts on Tuesday, June 16th, with a final screening on Thursday, August 18th. Admission is only $1 per person! There will also be face painting at each show for only $1 and a $3 snack tray which includes popcorn, drink, and candy. Tickets are on sale now at www.regencymovies.com and at each theatre's box office.

Locations:

Dates/Movies:

  • June 16, 18: Kung Fu Panda
  • June 23, 25: Bee Movie
  • June 30, July 2: Flushed Away
  • July 7, 9: Despicable Me
  • July 14, 16: Shrek
  • July 21, 23: Megamind
  • July 28, 30: Madagascar
  • August 4, 6: How to Train Your Dragon
  • August 11, 13: Monsters vs. Aliens
Tuesday
May262015

Muvico Thousand Oaks 2015 Summer Kids Movie Series June 16 to August 20

The Muvico Theater Summer Kids Movie Series 2015 starts June 16th through August 20th. Muvico's doors open at 9:30am. Show starts at 10:00am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This year, there is a $4 admission charge per person, which includes a kid's small popcorn and drink.

The Lineup:

June 16-18: Rise of the Guardians

June 23-25: How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 30-July 2: Monsters vs Aliens

July 7-9: The Croods

July 14-16: Megamind

July 21-23: Shrek Forever After

July 28-30: Marmaduke

August 4-6: Tooth Fairy

August 11-13: The Spongebob Movie

August 18-20: Paddington

Tuesday
May262015

2015 St. Rose of Lima Annual Parish Carnival in Simi Valley, June 26-28

Annual Summer Carnival at St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley
Friday, June 26th          6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, June 27th    4:00pm-11:00 pm
Sunday, June 28th     2:00pm-10:00pm
$2 admission per person; rides and games extra. Children under 12 and 65+ seniors free.

Rides, games, food, desserts, Beer, Wine & Margarita Garden, live entertainment, and more! Visit www.strosesv.com for more information. Located at 1305 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley.

Monday
May252015

Free Screening of "Eyes on the Sky" Drought Documentary in Newbury Park on 6/19

"Eyes on the Sky," a documentary film that examines the years-long drought in the West and poses strategies for sustainable water supplies, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19 at a Community Forum in Newbury Park.

Filmmaker Steve Nicolaides will introduce the movie that he narrates, wrote and produced. After the screening, he will lead a panel discussion at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 3327 Old Conejo Road.

Nicolaides, who lives in Ojai, went on the road from Ogallala, Neb., to San Diego to see how the drought is affecting people and understand the complex system for supplying water to farms and  communities. In the documentary, he talks to a range of people from geologists and public officials to water users about where water comes from, how supplies are being depleted and what can be done about it. He made the film to promote discussion and public action.

Nicolaides is a veteran Hollywood producer whose credits include Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and box office successes "The School of Rock," "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and "The Forgotten." He was a co-producer and production manager for "When Harry Met Sally" and "A Few Good Men."

In "Eyes on the Sky," Nicolaides says on-screen that he sees a disconnect between the widespread worries about the drought and the big players -- federal, state and local agencies -- when it comes to fashioning a vision for a secure a water future.

After the screening, Nicolaides will lead a discussion on water issues with panelists from the community.

The Community Forum is open to the public and free; donations will be accepted. For information, visit forum.cvuuf.org or call (805)  405-1792.

Monday
May252015

Malibu Cars and Coffee Event on the First and Third Sunday of Each Month

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. Inclement weather can cancel event as an fyi.

Upcoming dates: June 7, June 21 (no event on July 5), July 19.