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Wednesday
Aug272014

First Annual Conejo Valley Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 11th

First Annual Conejo Valley Zombie Walk

Grab your family, friends and coworkers and join Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association (TOGSA) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3 PM for the first Annual Conejo Valley Zombie Walk.  For $35 per person or $100 per family, you can join the undead for a mile and half walk that will plague the streets surrounding the TOGSA softball fields (located at Los Cerritos Middle School).  Immediately following the walk, enjoy an outdoor movie, dinner and dessert from one of the food vendors, an event t-shirt, and access to our Kids Zone.  It’s all included in your entry fee!

Visit togsa.org for more information and to register, or go directly to the Active.com registration link.

Wednesday
Aug272014

Adamson House Country Faire in Malibu on Sunday, September 14th

Adamson House Country Faire on Sunday September 14, 2014 from12 Noon to 5:00 PM

FREE Admission to the Public

In Celebration of Adamson House’s 85th & California State Parks’ 150th Anniversaries!

• House Tours $5
• Art Exhibit • Antique Autos
• Live Music featuring “Late Night Jazz Orchestra”
• Barbershop Quartet • Cowboy Trick Roper
• Food Trucks • Activities for Children
• Off-site Parking Lot and Shuttle

Sponsored by CA State Parks Foundation, Allied Artists and Private Donors

Tuesday
Aug262014

2014 Conejo Recreation & Park District Summer Concerts in the Park

The Conejo Recreation & Park District presents its 2014 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.

Upcoming concerts:

Labor Day Concert, Monday, September 1: Led Zepagain: A Tribute to Le Zeppelin - Led Zepagain, the only Led Zeppelin tribute band endorsed by Jimmy Page himself, recreates the ultimate Zeppelin concert experience, including high-energy electric classics, beautiful acoustic works, soaring leads on the double-neck guitar, brilliant keyboard passages, Robert Plant screams, and trademark pounding rhythms.  Part of the SoCal music scene since the '90s, Led Zepagain  has a Facebook fan base of 282,000+ and is one of the West Coast's most popular tribute acts.  Song list includes “Rock and Roll,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “Ramble On,” “Black Dog,” “Misty Mountain Hop,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” “Moby Dick,” “The Ocean,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Kashmir,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Whole Lotta Love.”  www.zepagain.com

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Tuesday
Aug262014

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

Free events and programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas through September 2014 are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit
www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

WED 8/27 6pm - Paramount Ranch - Youth Wildlife Biologists - Ages 4-12, come try your hand at being a wildlife biologist. Learn how we study the most elusive carnivore in our mountains while doing a simulation of handling and tracking a mountain lion. Info: 805-370-2301. 1.5hrs NPS

Evening Cultural Program - Saturday, August 30 6:30pm - 8pm - Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Kathy Willcuts and Steven Garcia will demonstrate and perform Native American dance, including Northern Traditional and shawl dancing. Bring layered clothing and a flashlight. All ages are welcome. Info: 805-370-2301 NPS

SUN 8/31 10am - Rocky Oaks - Youth Adventures Ages 2-7 join a ranger exploring nature while learning about animals and plants. Reservations required: 805-370-2384. 1hr NPS

SAT 9/6 9am - Malibu Creek State Park - Introduction to Mountain Bike Skills - Learn proper offroad riding fundamentals and shared-use etiquette. Mountain bike and helmet required. Heavy rain cancels. Info: www.corbamtb.com or 805-558-1606. 4hrs CORBA

TUE 9/9 7:30pm - Malibu Bluffs Park - Full Moon Hike - Join us for a hike under the full moon. We will start at the Malibu Bluffs parking lot and follow the trails down to the sea. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Trails may be steep in some areas. Rain cancels. Reservations required: 310-317-1364. 2hrs CMPRD

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

THU 9/11 8am - Santa Monica Mountains - Las Virgenes Canyon - Join us on a moderately-paced 8-9 mile, 800’ to 1200’ gain hike with various options depending on weather. Meet at trailhead kiosk (from 101 Ventura Fwy: take Las Virgenes Rd, go north 1+ mile to end, street parking). Bring 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels. Info: 818-981-4799. 4hrs SC

FRI 9/12 2pm - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - A Bit of Local History - King Gillette Ranch has been home to a variety of people\ and used for multiple purposes. Join us for a stroll around the property and learn the history behind it. Meet by fountain. 1hr NPS

Western National Parks Association Navajo Rug & Jewelry Talk - Friday, September 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm - Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Navajo trader Edison Eskeets of the Hubbell Trading Post will provide cultural perspectives on traditional weavings. Navajo rugs and jewelry will be featured and available for purchase. Limited seating. Reservations required. Info: 805-370-2302 or samo@wnpa.org

Western National Parks Association Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show - Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14 9:30am-4:00pm - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - The Hubbell Trading Post comes to the Santa Monica Mountains with a wide array of fine contemporary Navajo weavings and jewelry for viewing and purchase. Enjoy artist talks and weaving demonstrations. Info: 805-370-2302 or samo@wnpa.org

SAT 9/13 3pm - King Gillette Ranch - Walk into the Chumash World - Chumash Indians have used many natural resources for tho

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Monday
Aug252014

6th Annual La Colonia Community 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair in Oxnard Sept 6

The 6th annual La Colonia Community Walk/Run and Health Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cesar Chavez K-8 School, 301 N. Marquita St., Oxnard.

This free, open-to-the-public event, hosted by Ventura County Public Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention (CDPP) and Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) programs, brings hundreds of residents, community leaders and local organizations together to celebrate their shared commitment to becoming more physically active and eating better in an effort to improve the overall health of individuals, families and entire communities.

In addition to the 5K, there will be healthy recipe tastings, produce and prize giveaways, a live radio remote and Zumba and line dancing demonstrations. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the 5K walk/run begins at 9 a.m. and the health fair runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Silvia Lopez-Navarro, NEOP Program Manager, at (805) 652-3231 or silvia.lopez-navarro@ventura.org.

Sunday
Aug242014

6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival on Sunday, August 31st

The 6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival will take place on Sunday, August 31st, from 11 am to 4pm at the Camarillo Ranch.

The event is open to the public. $10 admission. Active military and kids under 10 are free.

Features Chili Cook-Off, Pleasant Valley Lions Club BBQ, wine and beer, classic car display, Texas hold 'em poker tournament, Fun & Games Zone for Kids and live music featuring UnUsual Suspects, The Hodads and Sgt. Pepper (Beatles tribute band).

Event benefits Camarillo Hospice, a volunteer hospice and grief support center dedicated to the dignity of life by providing care, comfort, support, and counseling to individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness and/or grieving the loss of a loved one.

The Camarillo Ranch is located at 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd.

To learn more, visit www.camarillochilicook-off.com.

Sunday
Aug242014

Janss Marketplace 2014 Summer Concert Series on Wednesday Nights, June to August 

JANSS MARKETPLACE 2014 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Mark your calendars once again for the FREE Janss Marketplace Summer Concert Series from June 18th through August 27th. Janss Marketplace is located at Moorpark Road & Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Bring your folding chairs and arrive early to enjoy special dinner menus, special merchant samples and the chance to win prizes during the concerts. The music is from 6-8PM.

This awesome 11 week series in the courtyard features music ranging from top tribute bands, R&B, Reggae, Classic Rock to 70’s dance favorites. More info at www.janssmarketplace.net.

Concertgoers can register for the chance to win great prizes and those who present receipts of $50 or more will get a free Summer Concerts T-shirt.

Upcoming concerts:

August 27: Hollywood U2 at Food Courtyard

Saturday
Aug232014

First Annual "Hogs for Dogs" Poker Ride in Camarillo on September 20th

“Hogs for Dogs,” the first poker motorcycle run to benefit Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20,, 2014. The ride will kick off with registration from 9 – 11 a.m. at Ventura Harley-Davidson, 1326 Del Norte Dr., Camarillo, and travel to three additional stops throughout Ventura County before ending at the fifth and final stop, where a family-friendly festival will be happening from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the VCAS Camarillo Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive.

The cost to participate is $25.00 per rider and $10.00 per passenger and includes snacks, lunch and prizes. During a poker ride, riders collect cards at each stop and, at th

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Saturday
Aug232014

Ventura Beach Party on Saturday/Sunday, September 6th-7th

Friday
Aug222014

10th Annual "Day of the Horse" Event in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, September 13th

ETI Corral 37 Presents the 10th Annual “Day of the Horse” on Saturday, September 13th starting at 10:00 a.m., Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks, by the 23 freeway.  FREE!!

Sponsored by Equestrian Trails Inc., Corral 37, the event is designed to show that the equestrian lifestyle is alive and well in the Conejo Valley. Featured will be a showcase of various horse breeds and riding disciplines, demonstrations, a silent auction and vendor booths featuring myriad merchants and charities.

For more information, www.eticorral37.org or www.facebook.com/eticorral37. ETI Corral 37 is a California registered non-profit organization — tax I.D. #95-6135773 www.eti37.org

Friday
Aug222014

12th Annual Stand Up For Kids Gala Dinner & Auction in Westlake Village on Oct 18th

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley for its signature fundraising event! This year's 12th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction will be attended by over 600 guests and promises to be a spectacular evening filled with exciting live and silent auctions, gourmet dining, entertainment and live music at the after party. Your participation supports over 3,400 members at six Clubs located throughout the Conejo and Las Virgenes communities! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Visit www.bgcconejo.org for tickets and more info.

Friday
Aug222014

Bookstore Blow-Out Sale at Simi Valley Public Library on Saturday, September 20th

Thursday
Aug212014

LOL Comedy Night at Camarillo Regency Theater on Wed, September 17th

Wednesday
Aug202014

2014 Moorpark Country Days Parade and Street Fair on Saturday, September 27th

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Moorpark and Country Days
Committee are pleased to present Moorpark Country Days 2014
featuring Moorpark’s premier parade and street fair.
You are invited to participate in this fun family celebration!

Moorpark Country Days will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 on Historic High Street between Moorpark Ave. and Spring Rd. in Moorpark. Country Days is a time-honored tradition that begins with the cheers and waves of hundreds of families and friends as the parade makes its way along Historic High Street. Immediately following the parade is a good old fashion street fair featuring local vendors, crafts, entertainment, a children’s village and more fun!

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The street fair runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public! Visit www.moorparkcountrydays.com or call 805.529.0322 for more information.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Live Music at the Simi Valley Public Library on September 11th, 25th

Wednesday
Aug202014

Inaugural Moorpark Mammoth Run 5K/10K on Sunday, September 28th

The City of Moorpark and the Rotary Club of Moorpark Noontime presents the inaugural Moorpark Mammoth Run 5K/10K on Sunday, September 28th.

Run the ancient trails of the Southern Mammoths through the beautiful rolling hills of Moorpark. There's also a 1 mile fun run/walk planned. Event will also include music, dancing, warm-up stretches, yoga and giveaways. Proceeds from the 1st Annual Moorpark Mammoth Run will go to local charities and the Rotary Foundation.

Event will be held at Mammoth Highlands Park, 7000 Elk Run Loop, Moorpark starting at 8:30am. Register in advance or starting 7am day of event. Learn more at www.moorparkmammothrun.com.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Heritage Square 2014 Summer Concert Series on Friday Nights, June 20th to Sep 5th

Celebrating 22 years, Oxnard's favorite summertime tradition has been the Friday Night Concerts at Heritage Square. Held for ten weeks, June 20th through September 5th 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 all table reservations. General admission plaza seats are $5, and limited lawn seating is free. Heritage Square is at 715 South A Street, Oxnard.

Upcoming concerts:

August 22 British Beat Band British Invasion Covers

August 29 Dirty Rice Reggae

September 5 Woodstock Tribute 60's Covers

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

Wednesday
Aug202014

2014 Halloween Fright Fest Carnival in Camarillo on Friday, October 31st

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will be hosting its annual Community Halloween "Fright Fest" Carnival at Camarillo Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley Street, on Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treat Village, Carnival Games, Pooch Parade, Costume Contest and much more. Visit www.pvrpd.org for more information. FREE to the community.

Fright Fest Contest Schedule is as follows: Ages 0-2 5:45pm; 3-5 6:15pm, 6-8 6:45pm, 9-11 7:15pm, 12-17 7:40pm, 18+ 8pm and last but not least, pets at 8:15pm. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place. Participant awards while supplies last.

Movie in the Park - Hotel Transylvania (begins at 8pm after carnival ends)

Wednesday
Aug202014

2nd Annual The Color Run™ 5K in Ventura Planned for Saturday, October 18th

The 2nd Annual Color Run™ 5k Kaleidoscope Tour is coming to Ventura on October 18th, 2014 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds! The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community. Events starts in waves at 8 a.m.

The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.

The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. The two main rules of the race are to wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color!

The Color Run loves you so much, that they are hooking you up with this sweet deal. Just use code RUNICORNLOVE for $5 off registration!

Learn more and register at thecolorrun.com/ventura.

Wednesday
Aug202014

34th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow on August 23-24, 2014

The Camarillo Wings Association will host this year's "Wings Over Camarillo" Air Show with support from volunteers from the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, EAA Chapter 723 and the Ventura County 99s. This year's event is planned for August 23-24 at the Camarillo Airport. Noon to 4:30pm. Gates open at 9am.

Chuck Aaron of Westlake Village, one of the few pilots in the world to fly the Red Bull Helicopter upside down, will be joined by national air racing veteran and aerobatic pilot Vicky Benzing and about 60 other experienced pilots to thrill the crowds at this year's event!

An expanded Air Show flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines, including vintage planes, experimental and WWII fighter, bombers and transports.

The air show features public access to the planes, pilots, and crews. Come for the day to watch and walk among the planes; take photos and ask questions of the pilots and air show volunteers.

I have taken my kids to this event and it is great fun and mesmerizing!

Be part of the classics of aviation! See restored aircraft from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's flying while you can. You may not get another chance! These airplanes are what inspired young people decades ago to get into aviation and aerospace in Southern California. What you'll see at our air show contributed to the evolution of propeller aviation into the jet age.

Kids under 12 are FREE! Kids, Bring your parents! Gates open at 9am both days. Air show takes place noon to 4:30pm each day. Advance tickets available for $10 online until July 31st; $15 at the gate. Admission with Military ID is $10. Visit www.wingsovercamarillo.com for more information.