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Tuesday
Sep022014

7th Annual Ride to the Flags to Pepperdine University on Sunday, September 14th

Ride to the Flags was started in 2008, accompanying the Wave of Flags 9/11 Memorial at Pepperdine University that began that same year. Although not officially associated with the collegiate memorial - the ride does end at the memorial for a short service. Ride to the Flags is an all volunteer, charity ride with 100% of the riders' donations going to charity.

This year's ride will be on Sunday, September 14th - starting from Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu and finishing at Malibu Bluffs Park, adjacent to Pepperdine University's annual 9/11 memorial at Alumni Park. Event starts a 10am with a memorial ceremony, followed by the ride (directions below) and a rally.

The route is the same as last year:

  1. Head northeast on Las Posas Rd
  2. Turn right onto E Hueneme Rd
  3. Take the 1st right onto Potrero Rd
  4. Continue onto Lynn Rd
  5. Turn right onto W Hillcrest Dr
  6. Turn right onto Westlake Blvd/N Westlake Blvd
  7. Continue to follow Westlake Blvd. Continue straight to stay on Westlake Blvd
  8. Turn left onto Agoura Rd
  9. Turn right onto Kanan Rd
  10. Turn left onto Cornell Way
  11. Turn left onto Mulholland Hwy
  12. Turn right onto Las Virgenes Rd
  13. Continue onto Backbone Trail/Malibu Canyon Rd. Continue to follow Malibu Canyon Rd to end, at Malibut Bluffs Park

Learn more at www.ridetotheflags.com. Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/319042001588366.

Monday
Sep012014

First Annual 10K/5K Again for Pancreatic Cancer in Calabasas on September 20th

Pants Off Racing's First Annual 10K/5K Again at Malibu Creek State Park is planned for September 20th. This (almost) 10K/5K trail race features FREE shirts, sunglasses, event tickets, and more. Breakfast and beverages will be provided. There will also be a food truck, a DJ, music, THE LAKER GIRLS, $500 cash prizes to the men's and women's winners of the 10K. Learn more and register at www.pantsoffracing.com/#!por10k/c1hc2.

Sunday
Aug312014

Dogtoberfest Event at Springville Dog Park in Camarillo on Saturday, Sept 20th

Friends of Camarillo Dog Parks hosts Dogtoberfest 2014 on Saturday, September 20th from 9am to 1pm at Springville Dog Park, 801 Via Zamora, Camairllo. Vendors, raffle prizes, coffee proved by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and goodies. www.facebook.com/events/1474717656124998.

Sunday
Aug312014

Pleasant Valley Lions Club 5K Peel Out and 1 Mile Run in Camarillo on Sept 21st

The Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club in partnership with the Pleasant Valley School District is proud to present its 15th Annual 5K & 1-mile run on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The run has been renamed the 5K Peel Out featuring the 1-mile Bananarama Run. The event will be held at the beautiful Camarillo Ranch House on a flat course with plenty of post-race giveaways.

With the addition of the PVSD Wellness Expo we expect more than 500 5K runners and 1,500 young “milers”. We had more than 2,500 attendees for our 2014 PVSD Wellness Expo and hope to exceed those numbers this year. All proceeds will benefit much needed wellness programs at all of our PVSD Schools.

Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/CA/Camarillo/PleasantValleyLionsClub5KPeelOut

Saturday
Aug302014

Golden 50 Picnic at Strathearn Historical Park in Simi Valley on Sunday, Sept 14th

It’s a party and everyone is invited! This year marks the 50th anniversary of Simi Valley Historical Society and Museum.

When the Historical Society was formed in 1964, they held “A Golden 50 Picnic” to recognize residents who had been in Simi Valley fifty years-since 1914. It was a celebration to honor long-time residents.

On Sunday, September 14th, Strathearn Historical Park and Museum will open the gates to everyone for another Golden 50 Picnic from 11 AM – 4 PM. Entrance is free and activities will be focused on honoring local residents who have been in Simi Valley for fifty years or more.

Newer residents of Simi Valley are also welcome and invited to attend the celebration.

Admission is free. Address is 137 Strathearn Place (behind the Target on Madera). Bring a picnic lunch. All historic buildings will be open for leisurely visits. Special displays of historic photos, including some from the Appleton Collection. Entertainment by the Kiwanis band, “Still In Tune” and Cowboy Poetry by P.W. Conway. RSVP now if you want to reserve table space. Shade canopies are allowed, but must be weighted down, not staked.

For more Information or to RSVP call 805-526-6453, email simimuseum@sbcglobal.net or visit www.facebook.com/Strathearnpark

Friday
Aug292014

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship 20th Anniversary Fundraiser on Sat, Sept 20th

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will be hosting its annual fundraising event on Saturday, September 20th hosted by David H. Murdock at his beautiful home in Hidden Valley.

20th Anniversary Celebration will feature an amazing auction, equine and aerial demonstrations, catered dinner and we will of course showcase our amazing riders and horses.  We have some great entertainment lined up for the evening and it promises to be our most exciting and successful event yet!  Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased online – please see below.  Exciting sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rideon.org/calendar.html or contact  Sara@RideOn.org 805.375.9078.

Friday
Aug292014

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks Speaker Series on Wed, September 17th

Thursday
Aug282014

2014 Ponies by the Sea Car Show at Ventura Harbor Village on Sunday, October 12th

Ponies by the Sea Car Show – Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm

Mustangs from all eras will sparkle and shine lined up on the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn for the Ponies by the Sea Car Show.  Free for spectators, registration fees to display vintage and modern vehicles benefit Guide Dogs of America. www.TriCountyMustangClub.com

Thursday
Aug282014

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 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.

Upcoming concerts:

September 5 Woodstock Tribute 60's Covers

Visit www.heritagesquareoxnard.com/concerts.html for more information.

Thursday
Aug282014

The Place 5K/10K Trail Run (Toughest 10K in the USA) in Newbury Park on Sept 28

The Place 5K/10K Trail Run and 1 mile Family Fun Run is planned for September 28, 2014 for the "Toughest 10K in the USA". In partnership with Extreme Mobility Camps, The Place Church and Newbury Park Adventist Academy, The Place 5K/10K Trail Run and 1 mile family fun run was created to help adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and blind/visually impaired athletes live more fulfilled lives.

Proceeds will go to Hacienda Oaks Estates, a local charity benefitting the developmentally disabled. Register at www.crowdrise.com/ThePlaceMovinDay2014.

Newbury Park Adventist Academy
180 Academy Dr., Newbury Park

Wednesday
Aug272014

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!

Visit togsa.org for more information and to register, or go directly to the Active.com registration link.

Wednesday
Aug272014

Adamson House Country Faire in Malibu on Sunday, September 14th

Adamson House Country Faire on Sunday September 14, 2014 from12 Noon to 5:00 PM

FREE Admission to the Public

In Celebration of Adamson House’s 85th & California State Parks’ 150th Anniversaries!

• House Tours $5
• Art Exhibit • Antique Autos
• Live Music featuring “Late Night Jazz Orchestra”
• Barbershop Quartet • Cowboy Trick Roper
• Food Trucks • Activities for Children
• Off-site Parking Lot and Shuttle

Sponsored by CA State Parks Foundation, Allied Artists and Private Donors

Tuesday
Aug262014

2014 Conejo Recreation & Park District Summer Concerts in the Park

The Conejo Recreation & Park District presents its 2014 Summer Concerts in the Park series at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks. Concerts are FREE! Bring your blankets and picnic baskets. All concerts begin at 5 p.m. Call 805.381.1247 for more information or visit www.crpd.org.

This is one our favorite local events of the year! Beautiful park setting and great music. The park is large and has a great play area nearby. Refreshments such as hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, etc. are available for purchase.

Upcoming concerts:

Labor Day Concert, Monday, September 1: Led Zepagain: A Tribute to Le Zeppelin - Led Zepagain, the only Led Zeppelin tribute band endorsed by Jimmy Page himself, recreates the ultimate Zeppelin concert experience, including high-energy electric classics, beautiful acoustic works, soaring leads on the double-neck guitar, brilliant keyboard passages, Robert Plant screams, and trademark pounding rhythms.  Part of the SoCal music scene since the '90s, Led Zepagain  has a Facebook fan base of 282,000+ and is one of the West Coast's most popular tribute acts.  Song list includes “Rock and Roll,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “Ramble On,” “Black Dog,” “Misty Mountain Hop,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” “Moby Dick,” “The Ocean,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Kashmir,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Whole Lotta Love.”  www.zepagain.com

Past Events:

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Tuesday
Aug262014

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
www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

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

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: www.corbamtb.com 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

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

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 various options depending on weather. Meet at trailhead kiosk (from 101 Ventura Fwy: take Las Virgenes Rd, go north 1+ mile to end, street parking). Bring 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels. Info: 818-981-4799. 4hrs SC

FRI 9/12 2pm - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - A Bit of Local History - King Gillette Ranch has been home to a variety of people\ and used for multiple purposes. Join us for a stroll around the property and learn the history behind it. Meet by fountain. 1hr NPS

Western National Parks Association Navajo Rug & Jewelry Talk - Friday, September 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm - Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Navajo trader Edison Eskeets of the Hubbell Trading Post will provide cultural perspectives on traditional weavings. Navajo rugs and jewelry will be featured and available for purchase. Limited seating. Reservations required. Info: 805-370-2302 or samo@wnpa.org

Western National Parks Association Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show - Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14 9:30am-4:00pm - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - The Hubbell Trading Post comes to the Santa Monica Mountains with a wide array of fine contemporary Navajo weavings and jewelry for viewing and purchase. Enjoy artist talks and weaving demonstrations. Info: 805-370-2302 or samo@wnpa.org

SAT 9/13 3pm - King Gillette Ranch - Walk into the Chumash World - Chumash Indians have used many natural resources for tho

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Monday
Aug252014

6th Annual La Colonia Community 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair in Oxnard Sept 6

The 6th annual La Colonia Community Walk/Run and Health Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cesar Chavez K-8 School, 301 N. Marquita St., Oxnard.

This free, open-to-the-public event, hosted by Ventura County Public Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention (CDPP) and Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) programs, brings hundreds of residents, community leaders and local organizations together to celebrate their shared commitment to becoming more physically active and eating better in an effort to improve the overall health of individuals, families and entire communities.

In addition to the 5K, there will be healthy recipe tastings, produce and prize giveaways, a live radio remote and Zumba and line dancing demonstrations. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the 5K walk/run begins at 9 a.m. and the health fair runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Silvia Lopez-Navarro, NEOP Program Manager, at (805) 652-3231 or silvia.lopez-navarro@ventura.org.

Monday
Aug252014

Friday Night Free Movies, Farmers' Market, Food Trucks in Woodland Hills 4/25-9/19

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.

Upcoming Movies:

August 29: The Nut Job

September 5: Space Cowboys

September 12: Frankenweenie

September 19: Beetlejuice

Monday
Aug252014

Thanksgiving Day 5K in Simi Valley

The Inaugural Thanksgiving Day 5K in Simi Valley is planned for 8 am at Rancho Simi Park, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley. Run along the Arroyo bike path that is lined with beautiful trees for shade through the center of Simi Valley and along the Arroyo Creek. Burn off some calories in advance of the big meal! Learn more and register at www.thanksgivingday5k.com. Registration is deeply discounted to only $15 if you register before 9/1.

Sunday
Aug242014

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Free Open House on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12

JPL Open House on October 11-12, 2014


Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 2014
Time: 9am-4pm both days
Admission and parking are free

The annual Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena welcomes over 38,000 visitors.  The event is themed “Welcome to Our Universe,” and will take visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space. Highlights include a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

The Earth Science Center will show 3-D videos of our home planet and JPL’s Earth science missions. Upon entering, visitors will pass an Earth globe with data from NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites projected onto the sphere.

The following items are not permitted at this NASA/JPL Event: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, segways, and all types of skates including skateboards. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags. Your entry on NASA/JPL property constitutes your agreement that you, your vehicles and your personal belongings are subject to inspection.

JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena, off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway at the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit. Parking is available near the Oak Grove main gate and the eastern boundary of JPL, accessible from Windsor Avenue via the Arroyo Boulevard exit off the 210 Freeway. Visit www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/open-house.cfm for more information.

Sunday
Aug242014

2014 Camarillo Arts Council Free Summer Concerts and Films in the Park 

The Camarillo Arts Council presents the 2014 Summer Concert and Film Series at Constitution Park in Camarillo at the corner of Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo. All events are on Saturday nights. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m and films at 8 p.m. Events are FREE but audience donations are encouraged as they are a major source of funding. 

Visit www.camarilloartscouncil.org for more information. This summer's events will feature a tribute to 1964.

Upcoming concerts:

September 6 - Raymond Michael (A Tribute to Elvis)

Upcoming Movies in the Park:

All done for 2014!

Sunday
Aug242014

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 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.

Upcoming performers:

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

September 6: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco)