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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 or call 805.529.0322 for more information.


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


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 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 for more information.


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


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

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 20: Copycats at Fountain Courtyard

August 27: Hollywood U2 at Food Courtyard


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!

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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 for more information.


2014 Physically Challenged & Special Needs "Day at the Park" in Oxnard May-October

The 2014 City of Oxnard “Physically Challenged and Special Needs” Day at the Park at Oxnard Beach Park, 1601 Harbor Blvd. is planned from 11am to 2pm on May 10, June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 13 and October 18.

An afternoon of group & individual activities, arts & crafts and board games. Bounce house and City Corps Train are also present at events. For more information, call (805) 385-8019. Event is free, however, participants must pay for parking.

Parking is $2 for 2 hours and $5 for all day.


2014 Concerts on the Green at Valley Cultural Center in Woodland Hills - June 1 to Aug 24

The Valley Cultural Center presents its 39th 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 1st through August 24th from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.


August 24: The Al McKay All Stars Perform the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire

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 a $10 donation. Additional parking is available on Owensmouth Avenue in either parking structure between Califa and Oxnard. For more info visit or call 877.704.3456.

The venue has a food court will have over 20 vendors serving a variety of food and beverages. A Children's Play Zone at the venue will include bounce rides, clowns, face painting and balloon artists.

Past Concerts:

June 1: DSB: Journey Tribute

June 8: World Beat Keynote Maestro, Freddie Ravel & Friends

June 15: Which One's Pink? Tribute to Pink Floyd

June 22: 10,000 Maniacs

June 29: Ticket to Ride: Beatles Tribute

July 4: Mrs. Robinson's DECADES tribute, followed by fireworks show

July 13: Rain of Fire: Johnny Cash Tribute

July 20: The Music of ABBA: Arrival from Sweden

July 27: The Long Run: Eagles Tribute


2014 Free Concerts by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor, Saturdays, July and August

Concerts by the Sea is a free concert series at Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road at Channel Islands Harbor that will take place on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from July 5th through August 30th. Musical selections will include Rock, R&B, Jazz, Latin, Pop and Country.

Located next to the Casa Sirena Hotel and the Hampton Inn, this event and parking are FREE. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! Call 805.985.4852 or visit for more information.

The Lineup (upcoming):

August 23rd: Ventucky String Band - Roots/Folk

August 30th: Acadiana - Zydeco/Cajun


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!

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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

TUE 8/19 8am - Point Dume State Preserve - Easy-Pace Hikers: Zuma Beach Walk - Enjoy a moderately-paced 5-6 mile, no gain low tide beach walk past an estuary, beautiful cliffs, sparkling surf, soft sands, and see how the sea wall is coming. Meet Westward Beach parking lot. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, snack; sandals, tennis shoes or bare feet ok. Rain cancels. Info: 818-787- 5420. 3hrs SC

FRI 8/22 11am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Let’s Move Outside - Kids take this challenge to get physically active at the beach. Join a ranger on a physical fitness obstacle course. $12 parking fee. 1hr CSP/NPS

SAT 8/23 11am - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Big Cats of the Mountains - Learn about the elusive mountain lions that survive in the Santa Monica Mountains on this 1-mile hike. See how our researchers track these cats. Hear the stories of birth, life and death of some of these animals. Meet by fountain. 1.5hrs NPS

SAT 8/23 3pm - King Gillette Ranch - Walk into the Chumash World - The Chumash have used natural resources for thousands of years to create a sustainable way of life. Learn about their culture and life on this easy 1-mile walk. Meet at front parking lot. 2hrs MRCA/SMMC

SUN 8/24 8:30am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching - Beginners, experts, teens, or adults are all welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Info: 310-395-6235. 2-3hrs SMBAS

SUN 8/24 9:30am - Paramount Ranch - From Set to Screen - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set
into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch. 1hr NPS

SUN 8/24 10am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Binoculars provided. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Reservations required for groups: 310-395-6235. 1hr SMBAS

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

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

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

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: 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

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

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16th Annual Halloween Fright Fair Scream Park in Woodland Hills Sep 26 to Nov 2

This year’s haunting fun will find new and exciting scary effects at the FrightFair Scream Park in Woodland Hills, featuring 3 haunted attractions:  Factory of Nightmare Haunted House, Creatures of the Corn Haunted Trail and Insane reaction. These haunts are packed with spectacular effects (haunts are not recommended for small children) is open select days at dusk during the festival.

This spectacular 16th Annual Halloween Fright Fair Scream Park will run September 26th through November 2nd, Sunday – Thursday from 7p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7p.m. till 12:00 midnight. Attraction tickets starts at $13.00. The Festival is located at 6498 DeSoto Ave. (Corner of De Soto and Victory) at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Pierce College mission to sustain agriculture at the Pierce Farm Center for our local community while also providing fresh grown food and produce for MEND Food charities.

For more information and prices, please call (818) 999-6300 or visit


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


2014 Star Parties Hosted by Oak Canyon Astronomy Group in Oak Park

Oak Canyon Astronomy Group Star Parties at Oak Canyon Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Free to  the public! The mission of the group is to bring an awareness of amateur astronomy to the community by showing what they can actually see in the night sky. Upcoming dates as of 8/19/14 are  August 30, September 27, October 18, November 29 and December 13. More information at

No Equipment or Experience Needed......See some things you never thought you could see..... GALAXIES - NEBULAS - GLOBULAR CLUSTERS. Wear warm clothes and be prepared to be amazed.

The park lights will be turned off to give maximum night vision for viewing. If you have telescope equipment, you will be able to park in the upper parking lot. All others, please park in the lower lot near the restrooms. Red flashlights only please, and parking lights only for upper parking lot. Those with equipment, please try and arrive 30 min. before sunset to setup.


27th Annual Music Under the Stars in Ventura, July 12th to Sept 6th

The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the 27th year of the popular Music Under the Stars series, Saturday nights beginning July 12th through September 6th. 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 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 homemade feast or reserve a catered hot buffet dinner for fine twilight dining with friends within the warm embrace of adobe-baked courtyard walls.

New this year: The Underground Food Gourmet Truck, Ventura Coffee Truck and full beverage service at each performance.

Upcoming performers:

August 23: Janeen Puente Orchestra (Latin Jazz)

August 30: Skinny Little Twits (Legends of Classic Rock)

September 6: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco)


Summer Saturday Night Free Concert Series at Montalvo Square in Ventura

Montalvo Square Shopping Center is located near the corner of S. Victoria Ave and Avocet Drive in Ventura.


2014 Simi Civic Center Plaza Concerts in the Courtyard on Saturday Nights 6/28 to 9/13

Free summer concerts at the Simi Civic Center Plaza on Saturday nights starting June 28th through September 13th from 6-9pm. Located on Tapo Canyon Road between the 118 Freeway and Alamo Street. Visit for more information.

The lineup (upcoming):

Aug 23 - Jumpin Joz (swing/jazz)
Aug 30- Mary White Band (country/rock)
Sept 6 - Taylor Made (James Taylor tribute band)
Sept 13 - Full House (classic rock/R&B)


2014 Fairy Tales in the Park Free Outdoor Shows in Ventura County, May to September

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.


  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Pinocchio
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Sleeping Beauty 2: Malificent's Revenge
  • Snow White and One Bat


Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave

  • Sept 6: Snow White and One Bat

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • Sept 6: Snow White and One Bat

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • Sept 13: Snow White and One Bat

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • Sept 13: Snow White and One Bat

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • Sept 7: Snow White and One Bat

Visit for more information.


17th Annual Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival, Sept 27th to Oct 31st

Underwood Family Farms' 17th Annual Fall Harvest Festival in Moorpark is September 27th through October 31st with special weekend events highlighted below.

As in past years, the 2014 festival will be open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is $15.00 on Saturdays and Sundays and $3.00 per person Monday through Friday. Children under 2 are free! Free parking.

Weekday admission includes the Animal Center, Corn Maze, hay pyramids, festival picnic area, tractor displays, kids' corral and ride-on tractors, fun hill and tunnel, wooden train play area and access to pick-your-own fields and pumpkin patch.

Weekend admission includes the above, plus, tractor-drawn wagon ride, live entertainment from 11am to 5pm, pig races, animal show and barnyard tales, as well as other activities discussed below. (Weekend activities and demonstrations subject to change at any time)

The 5th Annual Friends of the Farm Weekend will be back on September 27-28. The proceeds from the weekend's gate will help benefit The Ventura County Sheriff's Charity Organization Cops Running for Charity and The Ventura County Fire Department's Charity Groups.  There will be demonstrations including Fire Trucks, Ladder Trucks, members of the Bomb Squad with their bomb robot, SWAT members with tank type vehicle, Search and Rescue Snow Cat, K-9 Demonstrations, Disaster Action, Response Team display (DART), Police Car, Police Motorcycle, Search and Rescue Displays, a Dozer plus MUCH, MUCH more! There will even be free displays just outside the gates.

The 2nd weekend, October 4-5, is Farm Country Weekend, with country and bluegrass music. On stage will be the finest folk artists and musicians from in and around Ventura and LA Counties. Do you play folk, old-time or Bluegrass? Come on out with your instrument, join a group and jam!

Antique Tractor Weekend is coming back October 11-12 (10am-4pm) featuring antique tractors and a tractor parade.

October 18-19 is Wild West Weekend from 11am - 3pm with stunt ropers, a flea circus, music, magic and much more! At 3:00, the cowboys ride off, but the festival continues until 6pm with music, games, rides, races and tons of family fun.

October 25-26 is the popular All About Pumpkins Weekend which will be filled with live entertainment from 10:30am to 5:30pm. There will be pumpkin demonstrations & feature displays of pumpkins, squash, and gourds as well as new and different ways to decorate them! Don't miss Zydeco band Acadiana and Bluegrass band The Catterwailers!

On Friday, October 31st - Halloween - anyone dressed in a full costume (not just a mask or face painted) will receive FREE admission!! (Not applicable for school tours)

On the weekends, there will be many food vendors serving up the Lions Club hot dogs, hamburgers, roasted corn on the cob, pie, sliced potatoes, mini-donuts, shave ice, kettle corn, cookies and many more homemade goodies to make your mouth water.

They will have numerous varieties of gourds, winter squash, Indian corn, and other fall decorating accessories available for purchase, as well as a large selection of pumpkin carving accessories.  And, of course, acres and acres of pumpkins, country games & activities pig races and great photo opportunities!

Click here for more information about and directions to Underwood Family Farms at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark or visit (or call 805.529.3690).


2014 Free Movies on the Green in Woodland Hills, Saturday Nights, July 12 to August 23

The Valley Cultural Center and Shelley's Stereo and Video is bringing Hollywood’s finest to the great outdoors at Warner Ranch Park in Woodland Hills for Movies on the Green. Grab your blankets, lawn chairs, family, and friends and settle down for a summer’s worth of family entertainment plus all the amenities you enjoy for free. (Movie titles subject to change.)

Films will be presented on a 30-foot professional theatrical screen with digital projection, surround-sound, and high-resolution digital picture. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening under the stars. Movie Information: 1-877-704-FILM (3456). Parking available on Califa, between Topanga and Owensmouth. $10 per vehicle. Look for the signs and parking attendants.

Pre-show entertainment begins at at 7 p.m. with all movies beginning at dusk, Saturday evenings July 12th and through August 23rd. Affordable concessions are provided by local service organizations.  More info at or call 818.704.1358.

The Lineup (upcoming)

August 23: Frozen