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Sunday
Apr192015

3rd Annual Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, September 13th

The 3rd Annual Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K are planned for Sunday, September 13th. This is a flat and fast course.nFor more information and to register, visit www.venturamarathon.com

Additional events planned for Saturday, September 12th include Kids Sand Runs and 100, 62 and 35 Mile Bike Rides.

The event is managed by Vendurance Sports, a Ventura County-based running club and event management company aiming to bring high-quality, well-organized and affordable events to the region.

Last year there were 880 finishers in the marathon and over 1,600 in the half marathon.

Friday
Apr172015

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

Upcoming events on April 19th and May 3rd.

Friday
Apr172015

Healthy Kids Week at Miller Family YMCA Newbury Park April 20-26

Friday
Apr172015

59th Annual Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks Planned for May 7-10, 2015

59th Annual Conejo Valley Days - May 7-10, 2015

The 59th Annual Conejo Valley Days, May 7-10 at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks, celebrates the area's western roots and community spirit.

The four-day event features entertainment for kids, teens and the whole family including carnival rides, games, live entertainment, a western saloon, outhouse races and a food court. Live entertainment and hands-on exhibits are included with general admission.

Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under.  Festival hours 5-10PM on Thursday, 5pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 8pm on Sunday. For ticket information, visit www.conejovalleydays.us, call 805-498-0624, email info@conejovalleydays.us, or follow Conejo Valley Days on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyDays and Twitter, @CVDays2015.

Thursday
Apr162015

The Hope Run 10K, 5K and 1K Kid Run at Ventura Promenade on Saturday, May 16 

The inaugural The Hope Run 2015 10K, 5K, and 1K Kid Run will take place on Saturday, May 16 at the Ventura Beach Promenade. 750 Harbor Boulevard, Ventura. The goal of the race is to raise money and awareness for cancer research and patient services. Race entry includes a T-shirt, raffle ticket and post-race refreshments. Additional raffle tickets available on site for purchase. 5K and 10K starts at 8 a.m. 1K Kid Run starts at 9:30 a.m. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. Award ceremony at 10:30. Learn more and sign up at www.thehoperun.org.

Thursday
Apr162015

38th Annual Ojai Art in the Park Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd-24th

This Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24 is the 38th Annual “Art in the Park” at Libbey Park in central Ojai. The open-air juried art show is presented by the Ojai Center for the Arts, the oldest nonprofit art center in California.

Drawing artists from all over California, the Art Center accepts work in the following categories: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass, wood, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fine jewelry, and mixed media. Cash prizes are awarded, but the weekend offers something more.

Plan ahead and don’t let this Memorial Day find you still looking for something to do. Instead, take part in an Ojai tradition under the canopy of Libbey Park’s century-old oak trees. Enjoy the beautiful casual surroundings and mingle with artists and patrons throughout the weekend. Show hours are 10am to 5pm. For further information, call (805) 646-0117.

Thursday
Apr162015

26th Annual Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival Planned for May 23-24

Presented by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise in Simi Valley, the 26th Annual Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival is held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-24, 2015. The event will feature Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music provided by bands from around the county. In addition, there will be authentic cajun and creole food available from a variety of food vendors. The stage and dance floor is the largest outside dance floor west of the Mississippi. Hours are 10:30 am to 8:00 pm both days. Tickets are $20 online ($25 at the gate) for ages 13+ and 12 and under are free.  Rides and events in the kids area are no additional cost!

The festival also features a large kids area featuring a variety of climbing, sliding, bouncing contraptions, a crafts area and rotating demonstrations by performing artists and musicians.

Proceeds from the Festival are distributed to dozens of local charities and international projects The event will take place at Rancho Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley. More information at www.SimiCajun.org or 805.517.9000. THIS EVENT IS HUGELY POPULAR! GET THERE EARLY! :>

Wednesday
Apr152015

41st Annual Conejo Gem & Mineral Club "Pageant of a Thousand Gems" on April 18-19

The Conejo Gem & Mineral Club presents its 41st annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 from 10am to 5pm at the Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Admission and parking are FREE!

The show will serve up lots of fun for all ages! There are many different aspects of earth science from minerals to fossils to rocks. Vendors will be selling jewelry, minerals, gems and fossils with world-wide specimens and unique one-of-a-kind pieces.

Fun for all ages with exhibits and sales of gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils.Special youth activities. Lapidary and jewelry making demonstrations. Silent auction, door prizes, plant sale and snack bar.

CGMC is a non-profit educational organization encouraging interests in rocks, minerals, fossils, field trips, earth science education and the lapidary arts.

More information at www.cgamc.org.

Tuesday
Apr142015

2015 Thousand Oaks Rotary Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 25th

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club hosts its 39th Annual Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 am to 9 pm at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks.

The annual event will feature a regional Chili Cook Off, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, Classic Car Show, live music, food, beverages and fun activities for the whole family. DSB Journey Tribute band to perform at 6:30pm to 8pm.

Admission $12 and kids 10 and under are free. $5 to park. Visit www.chili-cook-off.com for more information.

Monday
Apr132015

Jr. Variety Kids 4 Kid Carnival in Agoura Hills on Saturday, April 18th

Monday
Apr132015

6th Annual Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival in Agoura on Saturday, April 25th

The 6th Annual Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival, sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Children's Nature Institute, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, UCLA LA Kretz Center for CA Conservation Science, and NatureBridge. will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm at Paramount Ranch.

There are activities for people of all ages, including talks, hands-on demonstrations, nature walks, family activities, live animal displays, and a chance to meet and talk with the scientists. Food vendors will be on site.

Come out and explore the natural and cultural resources within the Santa Monica Mountains and learn about the scientific research that helps us all better understand and protect those resources!

Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills

Directions

From 101 Freeway, exit Kanan Rd. Go south towards the ocean. Make a left on Cornell Road. Continue for 2 miles. The entrance to Paramount Ranch is on the right.

More info at www.nps.gov/samo/sciencefestival.htm

Sunday
Apr122015

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2015 is Planned for Tuesday, April 14th 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is Free Cone Day from noon to 8 p.m. at participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops! Nothing better than FREE ice cream! Ben & Jerry's has hosted Free Cone Day since its first anniversary in 1979. An outstanding tradition indeed!

You'll find a local Ben & Jerry's at 523 East Main Street in downtown Ventura (805.643.9429) and a brand new scoop shop at The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard.

More details at www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day

Sunday
Apr122015

2015 NAMIWalk Ventura County Planned in Ventura for Saturday, May 2nd

The 2015 National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMIWalk Ventura County is planned for Saturday, May 2nd at the Ventura Beach Promenade in Ventura. This is a 5K walk that starts at 10:00 am (check in begins at 9 am).

NAMIWalks are the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America! Through NAMIWalks' public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view persons with a mental illness. This is leading to ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need. Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time

To learn more and to register, visit www.namiwalks.org.

Sunday
Apr122015

Roadshow Revival Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash in Ventura on June 27-28

One of the largest tribute concerts on the West Coast returns in full swing in 2015 with two days of "A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash" at beautiful Mission Park in Downtown Ventura. The seventh annual event will feature popular outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands, plus a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, Johnny Cash memorabilia, food & beverage, a kid's corral and scores of vendors with unique offerings and collectibles.

A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash takes place Saturday & Sunday, June 27th (11am to 7pm) & 28th (11am to 6pm) at Mission Park in Downtown Ventura, 185 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura. Visit www.facebook.com/theroadshowrevival for up-to-date event information, merchandise specials, and ticket giveaways.

Saturday
Apr112015

2015 Relay for Life of Port Hueneme Planned for June 20-21

The 2015 Relay for Life of Port Hueneme will take place from 9:00 AM on June 20 to 10:00 AM on June 21 on the Hueneme High School Football Field.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times

The Port Hueneme Relay for Life was founded in 2009. We are actively seeking volunteers, teams and sponsors. Detailed information can be found at www.relayforlife.org/porthuenemeca/

Saturday
Apr112015

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

Free events and programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas through March 2015 are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit
www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

Sat 4/18 11am to 12:30pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - 1 mile loop hike with panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring water and meet by fountain. Rain cancels.

Sun 4/19 8am at Malibu Creek State Park - Birdwalk - Enjoy watching birds in unspoiled habitats - bring binoculars. Open to all levels. Meet in lower parking lot.

Sun 4/19 2pm to 3:30pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - "The Child Who Became a Chief" program for ages 7 and up - Short presentation on how Charlie Cooke reconnected with nature. Explore Native American plant garden with children's activity and prizes.

Sat 4/25 10am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Welcome to Malibu Creek docent led walk along the creek and wooded valley. Meet at lower parking lot.

Sun 4/26 8:30am to 11:30am at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching - All levels welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Sun 4/26 10am and 1pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Cultural Workshop featuring Hupa artist, Kat High, who will teach making round reed baskets. Materials provided and open to all ages. Limited seating/materials so first come, first served. 805.370.2301

Sun 4/26 10am-11am at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Binoculars provided. 310.395.6235

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

 

 

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Directions to various locations

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Ventura Fwy (101) to Chesebro Rd exit. Turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Chesebro Rd. Go north 1 mile to park entrance. Turn right and follow road to parking lot.

Circle X Ranch: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.

Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.

Mishe Mokwa Trailhead: 1.75 miles north of the Circle X contact station along Yerba Buena Road. Parking lot is on right.

King Gillette Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

Malibu Creek State Park: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Park entrance is 0.25 mile south of the intersection on Las Virgenes Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy: north on Malibu Canyon Rd to park entrance on left.

Paramount Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) to Kanan Rd exit. South on Kanan 0.5 mile. Left on Cornell Way and veer to right. South 2.5 miles, entrance is on right side of the road.

Peter Strauss Ranch is located at 30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left. Or enter: Via Goleta and Potrero Rd, Newbury Park

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: Walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the parking area to brown wooden building. Via Goleta and Potrero Rd, Newbury Park

Wendy Trailhead: Ventura Fwy (101) to Wendy Dr. exit. South on Wendy Dr to dirt pullout at intersection with Potrero Rd.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center (SMMVC) at King Gillette Ranch: From Ventura Fwy (101): Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Go 0.1 mile and turn right into entrance of King Gillette Ranch. The visitor center is the first building on your right.

Friday
Apr102015

3rd Annual Spring Open House at Camarillo Bird Museum on Saturday, May 16th

THE WESTERN FOUNDATION OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, a.k.a, THE “CAMARILLO BIRD MUSEUM”, INVITES YOU TO ITS 3nd Spring Open House!

The Museum will be open on Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the public to explore the Foundation’s extensive bird, nest, and egg collections! Hands on egg blowing from 11am to noon and nest building from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The WFVZ is both a natural history collection, one of the largest in the world, specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the world, and a research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation. 

Admission is $3.00 per person, $5.00 per family, free for members!

Directions: From south of Camarillo, take Hwy 101 to the Pleasant Valley/Santa Rosa Rd. offramp, and turn left at the end of the offramp, going back over the freeway. Follow Pleasant Valley west for 2 miles to where it crosses Lewis Road. Continue heading west on Pleasant Valley to the second street on the right, Calle San Pablo. (If you cross the railroad tracks, you have gone too far.) Turn right on Calle San Pablo. The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).

From north of Camarillo, take Hwy 101 south to the Las Posas Rd. offramp, and turn right at the end of the offramp. Follow Las Posas for 0.8 miles to the intersection with Pleasant Valley Rd. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley, and follow it east for 1.6 miles to where it crosses the railroad tracks and comes to a stop sign. Be careful of traffic crossing at this intersection, since it does not stop. Proceed east after the stop sign to the first left -- Calle San Pablo. Turn left here. The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).

For additional information, visit www.wfvz.org or call between 9 and 4 Monday-Friday at 805/388-9944.

Friday
Apr102015

2015 Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K on Sunday, May 24th

The 2015 Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon is 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful Ojai, the course begins at just over 700 ft. and gradually descends to sea-level over 18 miles, and finishing near the historic Ventura Pier. Limited to the first 1500 entrants.

The Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Half-Marathon is a fast, beautiful, point to point 13.1 mile course. The race starts near Foster Park just outside Ventura and runs gently downhill to the Ventura beachfront finishing just past the Pier with the Marathon finishers. The half-marathon is limited to the first 1350 entrant
s. There's also a 5K race on the beachfront in Ventura.

To learn more and to register, visit www.mountains2beachmarathon.com.

Thursday
Apr092015

2015 The Oaks Mile, 5K and Family Fun Run in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, May 9th

How fast can you run a mile?  Find out at the 5th Annual The Oaks Mile on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks presented by Thousand Oaks Cross Country Boosters. Compete against friends in your age group, do the family fun run, or race against the areas best athletes in the elite race.  The Oaks Mile encourages youth to run and supports local youth running programs. 5K starts at 8 a.m. Competitive Mile and Family Fun Run start at 9 a.m. Visit www.active.com/thousand-oaks-ca/running/distance-running-races/the-oaks-mile-and-5k-2015 to learn more and to register.

Monday
Apr062015

Free Drum Clinic and Performance by Ray Luzier in Newbury Park on May 29th

World-renowned drummer of the mega-metal band Korn, Ray Luzier will be performing live at GoDpsMusic and streaming live at GoDpsMusic.com. In addition to his live performance, Ray will also give a clinic on drumming techniques and talk about his experience as a professional musician who has played in sold out stadiums across the globe. Throughout his career, Luzier has performed with some of the biggest names in music including David Lee Roth, Billy Sheehan, Army of Anyone, Marylin Manson and Rob Zombie.

He will be conducting the FREE drum clinic and performance at GoDpsMusic on Friday, May 29th from 6:30-8:30pm PDT!

Event Highlights:
-Free Live Performance and Interactive Online web stream
-Artist Q&A in-store and online
-Merchandise Giveaways, You must be watching to win.
-Special Pricing on Sabian online and in-store on day of event
-Artist Meet & Greet In-Store! Have Ray autograph your music gear!

Click here to RSVP for free in store seating or online viewing http://www.godpsmusic.com/info/ray_luzier

PRESENTED BY GoDpsMusic AND SABIAN!

GoDpsMusic Store Location
810 LAWRENCE DRIVE, SUITE #124, NEWBURY PARK
Phone: 888-355-4377