Former Eagles Musician Timothy B. Schmit to Perform at SAMO Fund Event on May 22

Former Eagles musician, singer, songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Timothy B. Schmit will perform at this year’s Santa Monica Mountains Fund event on May 22, 2016!

Held at the Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, the fundraiser will raise monies to apply towards wildlife research, education, trail maintenance and restoration of native habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the largest urban national park in the United States. Individual tickets are $125 each, and include all-access to food, drink and entertainment.

In addition to his tenure with the Eagles, Schmit has also performed with Bob Seeger, Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffet, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ringo Starr, and countless other icons of the music industry. Schmit’s participation will no doubt boost the already hot ticket sales for this local nonprofit’s celebration.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Santa Monica Mountains Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 Planned for Saturday, May 7th

Free Comic Book Day takes place annual on the first Saturday in May. On Free Comic Book Day, participating comic book stores around thw world give away designated comic books to anyone visiting their stores. Free Comic Book Day 2016 takes place on Saturday, May 7th!

Visit to learn more. Participating stores this year include:

2016 City of Moorpark 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza


The City of Moorpark presents its 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday, July 3rd (yes...the day before the 4th) at Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Gates open at 3:45 p.m. Festivities start at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; children 4 and under are free. Visit or call 805.517.6300 for more information. 

Event Schedule

  • 3:45 p.m.:   Gates Open
  • 4:00 p.m.:   Festivities Begin
  • 5:00 p.m.:   Full Spectrum (Band)
  • 6:45 p.m.:   Flag Presentation
  • 7:30 p.m.:   Live Music
  • 9:00 p.m.:   Aerial Fireworks!

Our family has attended this event a number of times in the past and we love it. Low key, family friendly fun. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Lots of musical entertainment, games/prizes for the kids, food booths, etc.


Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at

Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):


The Benefits of Chinese Medicine - Sunday, May 8 from 2 to 3:30pm - Dr. Yong Ping Chen will share the many health benefits that Chinese Medicine can provide. The therapies include acupuncture, herbal medicine, healthy diet and meditation

Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry [R] Thursday, May 19 at 6:30pm - Join us for this screening of the documentary that examines the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Camarillo Camera Club Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30pm - Photographers of all ages and experiences meet to share their photos and ideas, learn techniques, and hear speakers. Professional photographer John Mueller hosts this bi-monthly meeting.

The Vision Workshop Monday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8pm - Join Success Coach Tracy Williams in this guided workshop and tune into your purpose and passion in life. In this 90 minute workshop, you will experience the power of having a clear vision of navigating change and creating a life you love

MUST SEE MOVIES (Thursdays at 6:30PM)

5/5: The Big Short (R)

5/12: The Revenant (R)

5/19: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (R)

5/26: Creed (PG-13)

6/2: The Intern (PG-13)

6/9: Room (R)

6/16: The Gift (R)

6/23: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)

6/30: Suffragette (PG-13)


Sat 5/7 at 10am: Make a Mother's Day Card

Sat 5/14 at 11am: Maypole Mayhem - Children of all ages invited

Saturdays, 5/14 and 6/11 from 10am to 4pm: LEGO, Puzzle and Board Game Saturdays

Teen Programs (ages 12-18)

Sat 5/7: AAA Dare to Prepare 10am to 12:15 - Free interactive workshop for pre-permit teens and parents. Register by 5/5 at

Mon 5/16: He Named Me Malala - Documentary screening 6-8PM

Thurs 5/19: Teen MakerSpace Program "LED Conductive Sewing" 4-6PM

Sat 5/21 11am to noon: Origami Fun - open to all ages

Thurs 6/16 4pm to 6pm: Makey Makey - make anything into a computer key - design circuits

Storytime at the Library:

Mondays at 10am May 2 to Jun 6: Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10M from May 3 to June 8: Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays 7pm: Family Storytime in the Pirate Ship

2016 Summer Reading Program Activities

Activities from June 12 to August 31 for the Summary Reading Program

Mondays and Tuesdays 6/13 thru 8/9 10-11am: Summer Storytimes

Mondays 6/13 to 8/8 2-3pm: Crazy Crafts

Mondays/Tuesdays 6/13 to 8/9 2-3PM: PAWS for Reading - enjoy reading to pooches!

Tuesdays 6/14 to 8/9 2-3pm - Games at the Library - enjoy playing games with teen volunteers

Tuesday 6/21 1-2PM in parking lot: BMX Demo by Stuntmasters

Tuesdays 6/28, 7/12, 7/26 2-3pm: Bricks 4 Kidz - learn and build with LEGO bricks - space limited

Thursdays 7/7 thru 7/28 2-3pm: Thursdays in Actions - Zumba and yoga fun

Saturdays 2-4pm Sandbox Computers learning activities including:

  • Cross-platform Games: Gamemaker (ages 10-16) 6/11 - video game design
  • Intro to Computer Science using Minecraft Modding (ages 6-16) 7/2
  • LEGO Robotics (ages 6-12) 7/30
  • Movie Making (elementary/middle schoolers) 8/27 - learn to import and convert photos/slides/video snippets into a theme-based video

Saturday 6/25 1-3pm: The Library Games - enjoy pint-sized carnival games  and some life-sized board games on the library lawn

Saturday 7/23 1-3pm: Nursery Rhyme Relay - Crafts and sports for the family based on different nursery rhymes


Saturday, 6/11 10am to noon: Teen Storytime Workshop - sign up by calling 805.388.5755

Saturday, 7/9 1-4pm: The Great Game - register at the children's desk

Wonderful Wacky Wednesdays (10am and 2pm in the Community Room)

  • 6/15: Craig Newton's Halftime Music Show
  • 6/22: One World Rhythm
  • 6/29: Concoctions w/Emmy Award winning entertainer Dan Crow
  • 7/6: Magician Shawn McMaster with his wacky, silly show (ages 6+)
  • 7/13: Mad Science LA "Marvels of Motion" - discover the science behind your favorite Olympic sports
  • 7/20: Adam Miller - folk song program
  • 7/27: Flights of Fantasy - comic spin on folktales, fables and rhymes
  • 8/3: Noteworthy Puppets - "Sherlock Homerun: A Whodunit Puppet Musical"
  • 8/10: Juggler David Cousin

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

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

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"Murals and Roses" Annual Event at Olivas Adobe in Ventura on Sunday, May 8th

The Olivas Adobe free "Murals and Roses" event will take place on Sunday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy the huge panel paintings by California muralist Marguerite Hardeman (1911-1990) - a member of the Realistic Painters Group in Ojai who taught at Ventura College in the 1960s.  She created 25 murals, now in the Olivas Adobe art collection, that depict different moments from the the arrival of the Spanish, the founding of City of Ventura, and its early history that include the Olivas Adobe and Rancho San Miguel, to a beautiful 1963 hillside view overlooking Ventura.  These paintings have been recently restored and preserved by artist Gerald Gwers.  These paintings aren't seen often and they haven't looked this good in years.  A true visual treat whilst you enjoy the rose garden in full bloom.  

*Corsages will be given to all moms and flower lovers.

The Olivas Adobe is at 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura.
805-658-4728  |

Upcoming Events and Free Programs at the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch Libraries

The main Thousand Oaks ( Grant R. Brimhall) Library is located next to the beautiful Conejo Creek North Park

The main Thousand Oaks ( Grant R. Brimhall) Library is located next to the beautiful Conejo Creek North Park

There are two great Thousand Oaks libraries; the Grant R. Brimhall Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139).  These libraries provide year-round free events, activities and programs for all ages that from time to time will be summarized right here. Visit the library website at to learn more. 

(The programs below are updated periodically to remove past events)

Opera Santa Barbara at Noon

Tuesday, May 10 - 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Spend your lunch hour listening to the beautiful sounds of opera and musical theatre from students at the Mosher Studio Artist Program from Opera Santa Barbara. Free and open to the public.

3D Printing Demo

Saturday, April 30 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. -Grant R. Brimhall Library
Ages 8 and up can come see how 3D printing works from a digital model and how you can start making your own 3D designs with free tools from the web. Demonstrations will be held at various times all week at both libraries. 

Family Movie Night

Friday, May 6 - 6:30 pm. - Both Libraries
Free screening of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Bring the family to the biggest blockbuster of them all. Bring your own snacks to enjoy.

Films at the Branch

Tuesday, May 3 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the 2009 film THE BLIND SIDE starring Sandra Bullock in her Oscar winning performance. (Warner Bros., PG-13, 128 min.,)

Monday, May 9 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
See the film that introduced Leonardo DiCaprio to the world, WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? (Paramount, PG-13, 118 min., 1993)

Tuesday, May 16 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
Free screening of the 1989 filmGLORY starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. (TriStar, R, 122 min.)

Monday, May 23 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Newbury Park Branch
In honor of Memorial Day see the Clint Eastwood film, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS starring Ryan Phillippe and Jesse Bradford. (Paramount, R, 131 min., 2006)

CSUCI Lecture

Thursday, May 26 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
The final lecture for the Spring series and the topic is INTERSECTION OF BIG DATA AND PRIVACY presented by CSUCI Librarians Janet Pinkley, MLS and Monica Pereira, MLS.  Explore the concepts of big data and examine the associated benefits and risks and the implications for personal privacy.

Movie Matinees

Monday, May 9 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2015 film, HOT PURSUIT, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. (Warner Bros., PG-13, 87 min.)

Monday, May 23 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Free screening of the 2015 film, RICKI AND THE FLASH, starring Meryl Streep and her real life daughter, Mamie Gummer.  (Columbia, PG-13, 101 min.)

3D Printable Objects Workshops

Grant R. Brimhall Library Tech Training room

  • Wednesday, May 11 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  
  • Saturday, May 21 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 1 -  3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 -1:00 p.m.

Newbury Park Branch Library Meeting Room

  • Saturday, May 7 - 10-12 p.m. 
  • Monday, May 9 -  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 6 -  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 8 and up can learn how to print objects on a 3D printer.


Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 14 - 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Newbury Park Branch
Bring the family to enjoy International Astronomy Day at the Newbury Park Branch Library with the Ventura County Astronomical Society.  They will have telescopes (inside and outside), guest speakers, and information on astronomy so you can enjoy the sky above us.  Fun for all ages and it's free. 

Westlake Symphony

Wednesday, May 18 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Come hear beautiful music from the professional musicians of the Westlake Symphony in this free concert.

Sunday, May 22 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Grant R. Brimhall Library
Author and former British journalist Ivor Davis will talk about touring with the Beatles on their first North American tour in 1964 and share pictures featured in his new book, THE BEATLES AND ME ON TOUR.  Copies of the book will be for sale and the author will sign copies following his talk.

Kindermusik with Katie @ Your Library!

Fridays, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Ages: 0-5 years
Newbury Park Library Meeting Room

Join Katie Shinden, and other Kindermusik teachers, for these delightful monthly musical programs at both libraries! Music and fun for little ones, their parents and caregivers!

City of Agoura Hills Summer 2016 "Movies in the Park" Series

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces the first movie in the summer “Movies in the Park” series for Summer 2016. 

“Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water” will be screened on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  The movie begins at dusk and is held at Reyes Adobe Park, located at 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive in Agoura Hills.  Free to the public.

For more information on the Summer “Movies In The Park” series or other special events, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 597-7361 or come by the Recreation Center at 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd.  For more information, please contact the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at 818-597-7361.  Or visit

City of Agoura Hills 5th Annual Fire Services and Public Safety Day on Saturday, May 14th

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Los Angeles County Fire Department announces that the 5th Annual FIRE SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY DAY will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station #89, located at 29575 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills.

This event will include a fire station open house, fire demonstrations, fun activities for children, food, and entertainment.  Local organizations such as the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Lost Hills Sheriff Station as well as local public safety entities will all have interactive activities.

If you would like more information on FIRE SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY DAY, please contact the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 597-7361.  For more information, please contact the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at 818-597-7361.  You can also visit the Recreation Center at