"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  |  cityofventura.net/olivasadobe
 

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 www.toaks.org/library 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 www.agourahillsrec.org.

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 www.agourahillsrec.org.

Malibu Cars and Coffee Event on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of Each Month

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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 www.malibucarsandcoffee.com for more information.

Inclement weather can cancel event.

Upcoming dates (as of 4/28/16): May 8, 22, June 12, 26, July 10 (2nd and 4th Sunday of the month)

Conejo Recreation and Park District "Fishing Frenzy" in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, August 6, 2016

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The Conejo Recreation and Park District in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Fishing Frenzy event at Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 East Janss Road (behind Thousand Oaks Library) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th

They will be releasing hundreds of magnetic fish into the creek and children will be given magnetic fishing poles to catch them! No bait required! Fish with a magnetic pole, do arts and crafts and explore Captain Carl's Mobile Tidepool. Per child fee is $5.

For more information, visit www.crpd.org/programs/district_special_events/fishing_frenzy.asp

70th Ojai Music Festival Planned for June 9-12, 2016

The 70th Ojai Music Festival is planned for June 9-12, 2016, featuring the following. Visit www.ojaifestival.org for more information and to buy tickets.

Thursday, June 9

2:00-4:30pm | Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)

Ojai Talks

Part I: Peter Sellars in conversation with Ara Guzelimian
Part II: Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Ara Guzelimian

7:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl - Transformation Talks & Twilight Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Susan McClary and Peter Sellars in conversation with composers

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
KAIJA SAARIAHO: La Passion de Simone (chamber version) – US Premiere

Julia Bullock, soprano | Joana Carneiro, conductor | Peter Sellars, director | ICE | Roomful of Teeth

Friday, June 10

9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount
Morning Meditation
Ojai Member Event

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations I - ICE (Free bus transportation provided to this venue)

1:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
Saariaho Chamber Music I & The Mystic Hour I

1:00-2:15pm: KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music I

ICE | Roomful of Teeth

3:00-4:15pm: The Mystic Hour I
CAROLINE SHAW: Partita for 8 Voices
Roomful of Teeth

CARLA KIHLSTEDT: At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire
ICE | Carla Kihlstedt, voice and violin

7:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks & Twilight Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Prominent guest panelists moderated by Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
DINA EL WEDIDI AND BAND
The Sounds of Tahrir Square, Cairo

10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl - Free Late Night Ojai Extra

LEILA ADU: Songs & Improvisations
Leila Adu, voice and piano

Saturday, June 11

9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai)
Morning Ojai Extra

LEILA ADU: if the stars align…
Calder Quartet

CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH: Honey Flyers
Calder Quartet

CAROLINE SHAW: By and By
Calder Quartet | Davone Tines, baritone

1:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
Saariaho Chamber Music II & The Mystic Hour II

1:00-2:15pm: KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music II
Nymphéa for string quartet and electronics
Calder Quartet | Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics

Solar
ICE | Joana Carniero, conductor

Sombre
Davone Tines, baritone | Camilla Hoitenga, bass flute | ICE

3:00-4:15pm: The Mystic Hour II
CAROLINE SHAW: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival) – World Premiere
Text: Claudia Rankine
ICE | Roomful of Teeth

LEILA ADU: Alyssum
Calder Quartet | Bridget Kibbey, harp

DU YUN: An Empty Garlic for bass flute, electronics, and tam tam
Claire Chase, bass flute and tam tam

6:00-7:00pm | Libbey Park
Saturday Supper in the Park – $40/person

Enjoy a family-style supper in Libbey Park in the company of other music enthusiasts before the Saturday evening concert. Meal includes dinner, dessert, and Ojai Vineyard wine.

7:00-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks, Twilight Concert, & Late Night Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Prominent guest panelists moderated by Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
South Indian Vocal Music
ARUNA SAIRAM AND ENSEMBLE

10:30-11:30pm: Late Night Concert
Josephine Baker: A Portrait – World Premiere
Arrangements and new music by Tyshawn Sorey

ICE | Julia Bullock, soprano | Tyshawn Sorey, piano and drums

Sunday, June 12

9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount
Morning Meditation
Ojai Member Event

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations II

ICE

(Free bus transportation provided to this venue)

11:30am-12:30pm | Ojai Art Center
Free Family Concert

Music for Toy Pianos and Toy Instruments

Phyllis Chen, toy pianos

** No reservation required – space will be on a first come, first served basis **

1:00-1:50pm | Libbey Bowl
Free Family Concert

TANIA LEÓN: Pa’lante – World Premiere
ICE | Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) | Tania León, conductor

SHARON HURVITZ: new work – World Premiere
ICE

** Free, tickets required **
If you are a series subscriber, this event is included in your subscription

3:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
The Mystic Hour

CLAUDE VIVIER: Kopernikus – A Ritual opera – US Premiere
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Eric Dudley, conductor

6:00-8:30pm | Main Street, Santa Paula
Free Street Party Concert
Dina El Wedidi and Band | ICE | Aruna Sairam | Roomful of Teeth | Leila Adu, singer
Additional artists TBA
Festival programs, artists, and schedule are subject to change.

Grammy-Nominated Singer Perla Batalla to Perform Free Concerts at CI on April 29th

A Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger who first gained international attention as a backup singer for vocalist Leonard Cohen will give two free concerts on the CSU Channel Islands (CI) campus at 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Los Angeles native Perla Batalla will lead a musical dramatic piece called “Blue House: Hearts on the Outside” at 5 p.m. in Malibu Hall. The performance is inspired by the frescoes, canvasses and private journals of two of the most significant painters of the 20th century: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required at www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=24576439793.

“Perla Batalla in Concert” will be performed at 8 p.m. The show will draw from her Mestiza heritage as well as her musical work touring with Leonard Cohen. “Mestiza” refers to a woman of mixed heritage. RSVP for Perla Batalla in Concert at: www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=24575080728.

Batalla’s father was a mariachi musician who owned a popular Spanish record store and her mother was from South America.

Batalla knows the importance of someone believing in you. It was Cohen who encouraged her to strike out on her own as a soloist, a move that resulted in critical acclaim for her music, including a Grammy nomination for her album “Mestiza.”

For more information on Perla, visit www.perla.com..

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.