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George Lynch to Perform at Free Guitar Clinic in Newbury Park on Friday, March 27

George Lynch, legendary guitarist of Dokken and Lynch Mob, will be conducting a free guitar clinic and live performance event on Friday, March 27th from 6:30pm -8:30pm at the GoDpsMusic Pro Artist Store in Newbury Park. George is a top endorser of ESP Guitars and ranks in Guitar World Magazines "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

This is a special one time opportunity to learn guitar tips from world class musician in an intimate setting. The event will showcase George's talent as well as entertain fans of all music genres. There will be a  free live performance and interactive web stream, artist Q&A, merchandise giveaways, and special pricing on ESP Guitars.

GoDpsMusic is located at 810 Lawrence Drive, Suite #124, Newbury Park (cross streets are Teller and Lawrence). No charge to attend or view online. RSVP at or call 888.355.4377 for more information.


World's Only Flying B-29 Superfortress at Camarillo Airport March 3 to March 8

Fifi over Midland in 2012 (Photo courtesy of Scott Slocum)Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour is bringing the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress to Camarillo Airport on Tuesday, March 3 at 11am (delayed one day due to weather) through Sunday, March 8. The CAF AirPower History Tour will feature the B-29 and several other World War II military aircraft. Attending aircraft include a P-51 Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire, Mitsubishi Zero, Grumman Bearcat and Hellcat, C-45 Expeditor, and other World War II military aircraft. Visitors can tour the B-29 cockpit and also purchase rides on many of the attending aircraft.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944 and is best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring about the end of World War II. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, with longer range and greater bomb loads. The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s.  

Location of event is the CAF So Cal Wing, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. Donation for ramp access to  general public is $15 for adults, $8 for children age 10-17. Children under age 10 free. Donation for ramp access includes B-29 cockpit tour. More information and ride reservations at

About the CAF’s B-29 Superfortress, FIFI:
FIFI was acquired by the CAF in the early 1970s when a group of CAF members found her at the U.S. Navy Proving Ground at China Lake, California where she was being used as a missile target. The airplane was rescued and restored and flew for over thirty years until 2006 when the chief pilot made the decision to ground her pending a complete power plant re-fit. What followed was an extensive four year restoration that included replacing all four engines with new custom built hybrid engines. FIFI returned to the sky in 2010 and since that time has traveled coast to coast attracting large crowds at every tour stop. Learn more about FIFI and her tour schedule at

About the Commemorative Air Force:
The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight.

Collecting, restoring and flying vintage historical aircraft for more than half a century, the Commemorative Air Force ranks as one of the largest private air forces in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 11,000 members and a fleet of over 150 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 67 units located in 25 states for care and operation. For more information, visit


Camarillo Old Town 2015 Cruise Nights - 4th Friday of the Month, April to September

Camarillo Old Town 2015 Cruise Nights will be held the 4th Friday of the month from April through September 2015 from 5pm to 8pm located at 2220 East Ventura Boulevard (between Elm and Fir Streets). Upcoming dates are April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28 and September 25.

Cruise Nights are free, fun for the entire family, and a great way to spend a spring or summer evening. With 200+ classic cars, live music, and terrific stores and eateries in Old Town, there’s something for everyone. Call 805.443.9219 for more information.


3rd Annual Ventura Eco-Extreme Mud Challenge on Saturday, April 25th

The 3rd Annual Ventura Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge presented by the Ventura Police Officers Association is planned for Saturday, April 25th starting at 10:30 am. The goal of this event is to create a fun and challenging adventure while raising money for the Dee Dowell Foundation.

The course, approximately 3 miles of obstacles, steep hills, and mud, will take place in downtown Ventura just above Grant Park at the training grounds for the Ventura Police Department. This location will provide exceptional views of the city and ocean in a unique and natural environment. The course terrain is primarily on trails and fire roads with extreme hills, killer steps, professionally built obstacles and several places where you will get extremely muddy. You will get wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing. This event is certain to test both your physical strength and mental toughness!

The Kids 1K is for kids 14 & under and features many of the same obstacles found in the full 5K mud challenge such as the mud pit bottle neck, cargo net climb, and the traverse of death. All registered kids who finish will receive a prize.

To learn more and register, visit


Springtime at the Adobe at Leonis Adobe Calabasas on Saturday, March 28th

Springtime at the Adobe at the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, takes place on Saturday, March 28th from 1pm to 4pm.

Event includes crafts, games, tortilla making, blacksmith and wool spinning demos, live music and an egg hunt starting at 2pm. $4 per person; if you're under the age of 2, yippee, you don't have to pay! or 818.222.6511


2015 Walk MS Conejo Valley in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, April 11th

Join the movement at Walk MS to bring us one step closer toward a world free of MS! Come and celebrate with hundreds of fellow friends, co-workers and family members who that, like you want to stop MS in its tracks. There will be fun for the whole family as you enjoy a beautiful 5K or 1K walk, roll or stroll around the Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks on Saturday April 11th. Event starts at 10 a.m.

There will also be entertainment at the finish festival with food, music, team booths, fun giveaways from our sponsors and more!

Don’t miss out! Register today for Walk MS Conejo Valley and join other Southern Californians as we raise awareness and funds to find the cause and cure to multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving and YOU can help make sure it doesn’t.

Register today as a participant or volunteer at or over the phone at (310) 479-4456! Click this link to get directly to the MS Conejo Valley page.


3rd Annual Autism Society of Ventura County Aut2Run Event on Sunday, April 19th

The Autism Society of Ventura County is excited to host its 3rd Annual charity race “Aut2Run!” at California State University Channel Islands on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The event features a 10K trail run at 7:30 am, 5K Run/Walk at 9 am, 15K "Hero Run" (10K and 5K combined!) and a Fun-K at 10:30 am. Open to competitive runners, casual walkers, families & the community. Learn more and register at Sign up early as the race sold out last year, with over 2,100 participants.

Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Ventura County. ASVC is a local chapter of the national Autism Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. ASVC was founded in 1994 by local parents and educators to provide support groups, community events, information and resources to families and individuals on the Autism Spectrum.


2015 XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run 21K/6K in Newbury Park on March 22

The XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run 21K and 6K take place in Point Mugu State Park at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa National Park in Newbury Park on Sunday, March 22 2015. (ORIGINALLY JANUARY 11 BUT RESCHEDULED DUE TO CLOSURE OF PT MUGU STATE PARK AS A RESULT OF MUDSLIDES). This event is not for the faint of heart, but if you dare to enter you'll experience some of the most scenic back country in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 6k is a great intro event with paved roads and singletrack along Upper Sycamore Canyon.

All participants get a great race t-shirt, cool finisher medal, hot breakfast with all the fixin's, coffee, entry into the raffle of swag, and the satisfaction of completing one of the best races around!

The event field is limited, so enter early! Please note that the course closes at 11:30am, so you must finish before then!

Race Day Registration starting at 6:30am at The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch, 360 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park.

To learn more and register, visit


4th Annual "Let's Bake a Difference" Event in Westlake Village on Sunday, March 1st

4th Annual Let’s Bake a Difference!

The Ultimate Dessert Fundraiser



A spoonful of sugar makes a sweet difference in giving hope to children, adults and their families affected by cancer. No one should face cancer alone. This is the perfect way to use your sweet tooth to help others.

Join us for the biggest cupcake, pastry and dessert tasting event of the year! All proceeds from this scrumptious event go directly to Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara.

Over 50 professional and amateur bakers • VIP Lounge • Baking & Cupcake Competitions • Sweet Samples • Live Entertainment •  Free Face Painting • Cake Auction • Food & Refreshments • Photo Booth • Silent Auction • Over 9,000 sweet surprises!!

There will also be lunch food available for purchase for a minimal price for our general admission guests.
Food/Beverage Tickets can be purchased at the event.  Receive 5 tickets for $10!

Experience yummy, delicious flavors and tastings in the most delightful way, while helping a great cause. Participate in the 4th Annual:

Sunday, March 1, 2015
12 – 4 pm
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village

Everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer, so “LET’S BAKE A DIFFERENCE” together, one sweet treat at a time. Show your support for “LET’S BAKE A DIFFERENCE” by registering now!

Tickets and more info at


70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show on March 13-15, 2015

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds March 13th - 15th, 2015 for its 70th anniversary. 2015 theme is CELEBRATE with Orchids! This is the longest running and one of the largest annual orchid shows in the United States. General admission to the show - $12
Seniors and students with ID - $10. Children 12 and under are free with paying adult. Learn more at Hours are 9am to 5pm.


9th Annual Gator Run 5K, 10K, Kids 1 Mile Fun Run in Simi Valley on Sunday, April 26th

The 9th Annual Gator Run 5K, 10K and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run events will take place the morning of Sunday, April 26th, at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. The Gator Run is presented by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset. A fun, family-oriented and community event, the Gator Run is perfect for runners, walkers, beginners, recreational and elite athletes. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Special Olympics of Ventura County.

Kids 1 mile fun run! (Ages 6-12 only) All fun run participants receive t-shirt and finishers prize. Registration in the 5K and 10K includes the awesome Gator Run t-shirt, goodie bag, door prizes and refreshments.

For more information and to register, visit or call 805.613.7277.


Hideout Playground 1st Birthday Celebration on Sunday, March 8th in Thousand Oaks

Hideout Playground invites you to its 1st Anniversary Party on Sunday, March 8th from 10am to noon at 1125 Lindero Canyon Road, Unit A7, Thousand Oaks (at Kanan). Hideout celebrates its one year with TONS of treats, raffle prizes, games and a live animal show! Reserve a spot now before it sells out at 818.707.6900. Visit to learn more about Hideout! Pre-sale tickets $20; $15 for siblings. $25 at the door.


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 for more information. Inclement weather can cancel event as an fyi.

NOTE: March 1 date cancelled due to inclement weather. Next meeting is Sunday, March 15th.


1st Annual Dog Jog 5K Fun Run/Walk at Lake Casitas on Saturday, March 14th

The 1st Annual Dog Jog is a 5K fun run/walk for people (people only; dogs not allowed due to logistical challenges) that will take place at Lake Casitas on March 14, 2015. Run starts at 10 am. There will be live music by Main Street Band, food trucks, and the Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC) will have both information and education booths on site. Register at at

HSVC is a private, nonprofit 501c3 organization that receives no government funding or funds from organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA.


Cabrillo Music Theater to Host Free Family Picnic in Thousand Oaks on March 8th

Cabrillo Music Theater is hosting a free family picnic at Carpenter Park outside the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Sunday, March 8th from 1-4pm. Bring a picnic and meet Mary Poppins, make a kite, join a sing-a-long and more.


31st Annual Rotary Creates Magic Show in Moorpark on Saturday, March 21st

The 31st annual Rotary Creates Magic Show will bring the High Street Arts Center theater alive with magic on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm in Moorpark.

This year the show features a cast of magicians that are world class performers and all are members of Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle.  The cast includes:

The Comedy Magic of Shawn McMaster

Paul Dwork - The Magic of Merlin

Derek Hughes - Magic that will Keep you Laughing

Lindsay Benner - Make Juggling Magic

Joseph Tran - Illusionist Extraordinaire

Its Paul Dwork’s 31th year producing this charitable event.  See all these magicians perform at the same time - their five different disciplines of magic will truly make this an amazing show for children of all ages.

Tickets are $35 and can be picked up or ordered with a check made out to the Camarillo Rotary Foundation and mailed to Merlin's Magic, c/o Paul Dwork, 699 Mobil Ave, Camarillo, CA  93010.  Proceeds will support The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) to benefit students in Ventura County.  TRAP helps mentally challenged individuals use music as a skill to improve overall learning abilities.  See

For questions, contact Magician Paul Dwork at  or phone 805/388-7669.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  As volunteers, Rotary members have served the needs of communities worldwide since 1905.  For more information about Rotary, see


Spring 2015 Ojai Raptor Center Spring Open House on Sunday, April 12th

The public is invited to visit the Ojai Raptor Center's (ORC's) Spring Open House on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit the ORC rehabilitation facility, which normally is not open to the public. The theme of this year's Spring Open House is "Feathers and Flight." Visitors can expect to learn all about feathers, their function in flight and what role they play in rehabilitation. Shuttles will run from the Forest Home lot on Burnham Road and the upper parking lot at Help of Ojai.

Meet the newest ambassador to the ORC educational team - a Broad-Winged Hawk for his debut. Hawks, falcons and owls will also be on hand to greet guests and will be also be available for viewing during stage presentations. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase as well as creative activities for children. The open house will also feature a silent auction and the chance to participate in the release of a raptor with ORC staff.

Ojai Raptor Center is located at 370 Baldwin Road in Ojai. Free admission but donation of $5 is suggested. Open house hours are 12 - 4 PM. This is a dog-free event.


6th Annual Sights of Conejo Drum Line and Winter Guard Event on Saturday, March 7

The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band presents the 6th Annual Sights of Conejo drum line and winter guard exhibition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the TOHS gym, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.

This event will feature performances by drum lines from Buena, Camarillo, Westlake and Thousand Oaks high schools as well as the percussion ensemble from Redwood Middle School. Camarillo, Moorpark and Royal high schools will present their winter guard shows.

Also featured will be the Redwood Middle School and Thousand Oaks High School color guards and the Thousand Oaks High School Jazz Band.

Food will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 per person and $7 for students at the door.

For more information, visit or call the band office at 805-495-7491 ext 6002


2015 Arbor/Earth Day Celebration at Conejo Creek Park Thousand Oaks on Sat, April 18th

The City of Thousand Oaks 2015 Arbor/Earth Day Celebration is Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park, 1379 E. Janss Road.

This zero-waste festival will feature over 100 vendors/exhibitors that will provide tips and products to help families to “Go Green.” There will be a green car show, biochar workshop, compost workshops at 11:30am and 1:30pm, Glenn Garvin Memorial Bike Rodeo: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (kids who participate get a free bike helmet!), free bike valet, free trees, plants and bagged compost (while supplies last; one bag of compost per resident), free shuttle service from Conejo Creek South to Conejo Creek North, live music and more, including a 1pm show featuring the Moorpark Exotic Animal Training Program.

Arbor/Earth Day is presented by the City of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Recreation and Park District.  For more information, visit  or call 805-449-2660 ext. 7358.


3rd Annual HOPE4Kids Festival and 5K/10K Run in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, May 2nd

The 3rd Annual HOPE4Kids Festival and 5K/10K Run/Walk is planned for Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8am to noon. Community event benefits foster youth of Ventura County.

Silent auction, booths, food trucks, kid zone, adoption and foster fair to feature profiles of children in need of homes. Adoption tent will be staffed by county social workers.

Event to take place at Camarillo Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo.

Visit for more information and to register.