Homeowners who are planning projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 39th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The fall show is Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Over 170 vendors will be on hand with information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet food trucks will be at the show on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Free passes are available online at www.westlakehomeshow.com. Cost at the door: $4 per person. For more information, call 805-529-0760 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Join in the campaign to support more birthdays at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk fundraiser. Supports the American Cancer Society. Making Strides is a non-competitive 5k scenic morning walk, beginning at 8am on Saturday, August 9th at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
For more information and to register, visit MakingStrides.acsevents.org/thousandoaks
Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early. This community-based fundraiser also serves as a way for the Ventura County community to become aware of ways in which they can play a role to help make finding a cure for cancer the highest priority for lawmakers. As the country wrestles with how to improve health care in America, the American Cancer Society’s aggressive public awareness campaign, Access to Care, seeks to provide access to health care for all Americans, including those who are uninsured and underinsured. Since 1993, more than 9 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $528 million to help the fight of breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2014, nearly 300 events will take place nationwide. Money raised provides patients free access to programs such as Look Good Feel Better, cancer prevention studies, 24-hour support and Road to Recovery.
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.
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.
The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District once again is hosting a series of free outdoor movies on Wednesday and Friday nights in June, July and August at three different parks. Refreshments available for purchase. Movies start when it gets dark (generally 8-9PM)! Visit www.pvrpd.org/recreation/special_events/movies.asp for more information.
The lineup is below:
Community Center Park (1605 E. Burnley Street - West of the Administration Office) on the following Wednesdays:
- July 16: The Smurfs 2
- July 23: Annie
- July 30: Ghostbusters
- August 6: Surf's Up
- August 13: Furry Vengeance
- August 20: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Mission Oaks Park (5501 Mission Oaks Blvd - Near Picnic Shelters) on the following Friday nights:
- July 18: Wall-E
- August 1: Daddy Daycare
- August 8: The Muppets Movie
Pitts Ranch Park (1400 Flynn Road - West of the restrooms) on the following Friday nights:
- July 11: The NeverEnding Story
- July 25: Lilo & Stitch
- August 15: Bolt
Brings lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy!
The City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2014 Summer Concerts in the Park Series at Chase Palm Park, Cabrillo Boulevard at Calle Cesar Chavez, on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. Six free concerts in June through August open to the public. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. Dogs on leash are welcome. Alcoholic beverages not permitted in the park. No set-up prior to noon. The lineup is as follows:
July 3rd: Sgt Pepper Beatles Tribute Band
July 10th: Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries (50s/60s rock and roll)
July 17th: Savor (Santana tribute band)
July 24th: Fortunate Son (tribute to John Forgarty and CCR)
July 31st: no concert
August 7th: "Summer of Rock" Youth Bands - Voice of Reason, Bi-Polar Bears, Bad Jack and Galvanized Souls
August 14th: Country Nation
Visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/recreation/events/parkrec/concerts.asp or call 805.564.5418 for more information.
The Ventura County Fair Presents The
SuperHero 5K & Downhill Magic 1-Mile
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Join in the fun on August 2nd with a 5K or a downhill 1-mile run. Stick around after the run for the The Ventura County Fair Parade (and of course the Fair itself.) 5K Start - 8:00am; 1-Mile Start - 9:15am. Race location is Mission Park in Downtown Ventura (across from 211 E. Main St..
Check-in for both races will be at Mission Park. The 5K starts at Mission Park while the 1-Mile starts 1-mile up Main Street across from Memorial (Cemetary) Park. The 5K course is a 2-loop course on Main Street starting and finishing at Mission Park. The 1-Mile course is very downhill starting at Memorial Park and finishing at Mission Park. This course is FAST!!! (Starts at 145 feet elevation. Finishes at 22 feet.)
Learn more and sign up at venturacostumerun.com. Use Promo Code: vcfair5 to save $5.
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 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 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.
July 19: Rob Rio and the Revolvers (Boogie Woogie)
July 26: Spencer the Gardener (Indie Surf Dance Party)
August 2: Savor (Carlos Santana Tribute)
August 9: Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats (Rock N' Soul)
August 16: Fantastic Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
August 23: Janeen Puente Orchestra (Latin Jazz)
August 30: Skinny Little Twits (Legends of Classic Rock)
September 6: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco)
July 12: Queen Nation (Queen Tribute)
Summer evenings in Westlake Village provide the perfect backdrop for a great entertainment series. The 11th Annual TGIF Westlake Village series offers families a series of free performances at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Events start at 7pm, except the movie on 7/11, which starts at 8pm. The lineup includes:
- May 30: Jazz Night Featuring the Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura High School Jazz Bands
- June 27: Cabrillo Music Theatre presents "Musical Theatre Rocks!"
- July 11: Outdoor movie featuring "Finding Nemo"
- August 22: Gordon Goodwin Little Phat Band big band concert
Saturday Concerts in the Park planned this summer at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road:
- June 14: World Tour - Legends of Rock classic rock tribute concert
- July 26: The Silverados Country Music Concert
- August 9: Super Soul Band featuring Durrell Coleman
A limited number of chairs and tables are available on a first-come, first-seated basis at all TGIF Civic Center events. Food is available for sale from local restaurant vendors each week. Concerts start at 7pm.
More information and updates at www.wlv.org.
Pierce College Farm Center at 20800 Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills is hosting a Friday night certified Farmers Market including food trucks and a FREE outdoor movie on every Friday evening from April 25th through September 19th. Market is open from 5pm – 10pm with free movies starting after dusk. For additional movie schedules and information go to www.piercefarmcenter.com or call (818) 999-6300.
July 18: Despicable Me 2
July 25: Angels in the Outfield
August 1: Goonies
August 8: Monsters University
August 15: Ghostbusters
August 22: Finding Nemo
August 29: The Nut Job
September 5: Space Cowboys
September 12: Frankenweenie
September 19: Beetlejuice
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.
July 18 Unusual Suspects 80's Covers
August 1 Ray Jaurique Blues
August 8 Country Nation Country
August 15 Myst Rock En Espanol
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.
Movies Under The Stars at The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch begins Thursday evening, July 10th and will run seven consecutive Thursdays, ending August 21st. The Village is located at 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Visit www.facebook.com/thevillageatdosvientos for more information.
- 7/10 - Zookeeper
- 7/17 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 7/24 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
- 7/31 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- 8/7 - Despicable Me 2
- 8/14 - Man of Steel
- 8/21 - Monsters University
Movies begin at sundown.
The Oaks Mall recently announced the Muvico Theater Summer Kids Series FREE movies this summer, from June 17th through August 21st. Muvico's doors open at 9:30am. Show starts at 10:00am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning June 17th, 2014. Visit www.shoptheoaksmall.com for more info.
Despicable Me 2: July 15th, 16th & 17th
The Nut Job: July 22nd, 23rd & 24th
The Lego Movie: July 29th, 30th & 31st
Rio: August 5th, 6th & 7th
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: August 12th, 13th & 14th
Rio 2: August 19th, 20th & 21st
Regal Theaters presents its Summer Movie Express 2014. 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)
- July 15-16: Adventures of TinTin and Rise of the Guardians
- July 22-23: Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3
- July 29-30: The Croods and Epic
- August 5-6: Turbo and Walking with Dinosaurs
- August 12-13: Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Rio 2
- June 17-18: Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs 2
- June 24-25: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Pirates: Band of Misfits
- July 1-2: Arthur Christmas and Despicable Me 2
- July 8-9: The LEGO Movie and Free Birds
Regal Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX, 2751 Tapo Cyn Road, Simi Valley (805-526-0232)
- July 15-16: The Croods and Epic
- July 22-23: Turbo and Walking with Dinosaurs
- July 29-30: Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Rio 2
- June 3-4: Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs 2
- June 10-11: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Pirates: Band of Misfits
- June 17-18: Arthur Christmas and Despicable Me 2
- June 24-25: The LEGO Movie and Free Birds
- July 1-2: Adventures of TinTin and Rise of the Guardians
- July 8-9: Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3
Visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express for more information.
The National Park Service invites the public to attend the Summer Star Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Paramount Ranch in Agoura. The free event will feature star-gazing, constellation tours, music and children’s activities.
"We share a dark sky oasis with those who want to escape the glow of city lights," said Robert Cromwell, park ranger for the National Park Service. "We invite the public to come out and view the Milky Way galaxy in all of its splendor!”
The free event will begin with the Santa Monica Mountains Ranger Band playing astronomy-themed rock music, followed by a family-friendly lecture by Cal Lutheran University Professor Mike Shaw and a constellation tour by Hal Jandorf, president of the Ventura County Astronomical Society.
From 8:45 to 10:30 p.m., visitors are invited to view the crescent moon, Saturn, Mars and other objects in the Milky Way Galaxy through high-powered telescopes. There will also be family-friendly astronomical activities and the opportunity to learn about nocturnal animals.
Astronomy enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, if available, as well as flashlights and warm clothing.
Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road in Agoura Hills. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled. For more information, call 805-370-2301.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) is the largest urban national park in the country, encompassing more than 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A unit of the National Park System, it comprises a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven with private lands and communities. As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, SMMNRA preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/samo.
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 www.channelislandsharbor.org for more information.
July 19th: Ray Jaurique & The Uptown Brothers - Blues/Soul
July 26th: Kacey Cubero - Roots/Rock/Country
August 2nd: Unkle Monkey - Tropical Rock
August 9th: Sgt. Pepper - British Invasion Artist
August 16th: Sean Wiggins & Lone Goat - Country
August 23rd: Ventucky String Band - Roots/Folk
August 30th: Acadiana - Zydeco/Cajun
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.
July 20: The Music of ABBA: Arrival from Sweden
July 27: The Long Run: Eagles Tribute
August 3: Hollywood U2: U2 Tribute
August 10: Queen Nation: Queen Tribute
August 17: Poncho Sanchez
August 24: The Al McKay All Stars Perform the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire
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 valleycultural.org/concerts-movies/concert-schedule-2014 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.