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Find events in Ventura County and adjacent areas in here or by category and in calendar format. Community events of broad public interestcan be submitted at this link. We highly encourage folks to post other events, fundraisers, classes, workshops, sales, shout-outs, etc. directly to the COMMUNITY MESSAGES section.

Friday
May292015

2015 Conejo Recreation & Park District "Touch-a-Truck" Event on Saturday, June 20th

One of the most popular children's events in the area is the Annual Conejo Recreation & Park District's Touch-a-Truck event in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (day before Father's Day).

Dozens and dozens of trucks and large vehicles of all shapes and sizes, all at Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 North Moorpark Road, near Thousand Oaks High School. This is a hugely popular event! Parking at the park fills up quickly, so be prepared to park at the T.O. High School parking lot south of the tennis courts and football field (corner of Moorpark Road and Avenida de Las Flores) and walk a block north up Moorpark Road.

See a garbage truck, Army truck, stretch limousine, tractor, excavator, dump truck, school bus, fire engine, ambulance, police van, monster truck, bulldozer, police cruiser, motorcycle, you name it. Too many to mention and your kids can check them out first-hand. They let your kids honk the horns, kick the tires, work the controls, blare the sirens, etc.  In other words, bring aspirin!

There are numerous other activities, including kids construction play area, power wheel course, arts and crafts, wash-a-truck, jolly jumps, and a motorized train ride and refreshments for sale! Throughout the event you will find live truck demonstrations to consist of water balloons being dropped from the cherry picker, beach balls being unloaded from the dump truck, and even a helicopter landing!

Free admission! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the Conejo Recreation and Park District for more information at 805.381.2793 or visit www.crpd.org.

Thursday
May282015

Free Family Luau Party at Simi Valley Town Center on Saturday, June 6th

Tuesday
May262015

Regency Theatres Kid's $1 Summer Movie Series Runs June 16 through August 18

Regency Theatres is hosting a Kids' Summer Movie Series at five locations in Ventura County. This is a 9 week program that features popular kids films, all rated PG, every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 am.  Doors open at 9:45 am. There series starts on Tuesday, June 16th, with a final screening on Thursday, August 18th. Admission is only $1 per person! There will also be face painting at each show for only $1 and a $3 snack tray which includes popcorn, drink, and candy. Tickets are on sale now at www.regencymovies.com and at each theatre's box office.

Locations:

Dates/Movies:

  • June 16, 18: Kung Fu Panda
  • June 23, 25: Bee Movie
  • June 30, July 2: Flushed Away
  • July 7, 9: Despicable Me
  • July 14, 16: Shrek
  • July 21, 23: Megamind
  • July 28, 30: Madagascar
  • August 4, 6: How to Train Your Dragon
  • August 11, 13: Monsters vs. Aliens
Tuesday
May262015

Muvico Thousand Oaks 2015 Summer Kids Movie Series June 16 to August 20

The Muvico Theater Summer Kids Movie Series 2015 starts June 16th through August 20th. Muvico's doors open at 9:30am. Show starts at 10:00am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This year, there is a $4 admission charge per person, which includes a kid's small popcorn and drink.

The Lineup:

June 16-18: Rise of the Guardians

June 23-25: How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 30-July 2: Monsters vs Aliens

July 7-9: The Croods

July 14-16: Megamind

July 21-23: Shrek Forever After

July 28-30: Marmaduke

August 4-6: Tooth Fairy

August 11-13: The Spongebob Movie

August 18-20: Paddington

Tuesday
May262015

2015 St. Rose of Lima Annual Parish Carnival in Simi Valley, June 26-28

Annual Summer Carnival at St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley
Friday, June 26th          6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, June 27th    4:00pm-11:00 pm
Sunday, June 28th     2:00pm-10:00pm
$2 admission per person; rides and games extra. Children under 12 and 65+ seniors free.

Rides, games, food, desserts, Beer, Wine & Margarita Garden, live entertainment, and more! Visit www.strosesv.com for more information. Located at 1305 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley.

Monday
May252015

Free Screening of "Eyes on the Sky" Drought Documentary in Newbury Park on 6/19

"Eyes on the Sky," a documentary film that examines the years-long drought in the West and poses strategies for sustainable water supplies, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19 at a Community Forum in Newbury Park.

Filmmaker Steve Nicolaides will introduce the movie that he narrates, wrote and produced. After the screening, he will lead a panel discussion at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 3327 Old Conejo Road.

Nicolaides, who lives in Ojai, went on the road from Ogallala, Neb., to San Diego to see how the drought is affecting people and understand the complex system for supplying water to farms and  communities. In the documentary, he talks to a range of people from geologists and public officials to water users about where water comes from, how supplies are being depleted and what can be done about it. He made the film to promote discussion and public action.

Nicolaides is a veteran Hollywood producer whose credits include Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and box office successes "The School of Rock," "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and "The Forgotten." He was a co-producer and production manager for "When Harry Met Sally" and "A Few Good Men."

In "Eyes on the Sky," Nicolaides says on-screen that he sees a disconnect between the widespread worries about the drought and the big players -- federal, state and local agencies -- when it comes to fashioning a vision for a secure a water future.

After the screening, Nicolaides will lead a discussion on water issues with panelists from the community.

The Community Forum is open to the public and free; donations will be accepted. For information, visit forum.cvuuf.org or call (805)  405-1792.

Monday
May252015

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 dates: June 7, June 21 (no event on July 5), July 19.

Sunday
May242015

Lexus LaceUp Running Series Half Marathon, 10K and 5K in Ventura on Sat, Oct 24

Lexus LaceUp Running Series comes to the Ventura Promenade Park on Saturday, October 24th with a half marathon, 10K and 5K. The Series is an exceptional race and finish experience for runners and their friends. Enjoy a premier running race followed by a local food truck brunch and a Sierra Nevada finish line toast in a lively event hub. Half marathon and 10K start at 7am, 5K at 7:45am. To learn more and to register, visit laceuprunningseries.com/race/locations/#ventura.

Sunday
May242015

2015 Motion by the Ocean 5K, 10K and 1K Kids Run in Ventura on Sat, July 25th

The 2nd Annual Motion By The Ocean 5K, 10K, 10K Relay, and 1K Kids Run takes place at the oceanfront Promenade Park in Ventura, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard, on July 25, 2015. The 10K starts at 7:30am, 5K at 7:45am and 1K at 10:30am. Day will also feature music, local vendors and food trucks. Proceeds will help build the new Community Memorial Hospital. This six-story facility will be located on land adjacent to the current hospital. Register at www.motionbytheocean.org.

Sunday
May242015

2015 Conejo Recreation & Park District Summer Concerts in the Park

The Conejo Recreation & Park District presents its 2015 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. CRPD asks that you leave your pets at home for this series.

The Lineup!

Monday, May 25: The Stonez | Rolling Stones Tribute Band
Saturday, July 4: The Conejo Pops Orchestra
Sunday, July 19: Justin Young
Sunday, August 16: The Boogie Knights
Monday, September 7: The Who Show | Who Tribute Band

Sunday
May242015

2015 Camarillo Arts Council Free Summer Concerts and Films in the Park  

The Camarillo Arts Council presents the 2015 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.

Upcoming concerts:

June 6: Joni Mitchell Tribute

June 20: The Jazz Project

July 11: The Garth Guy (country)

July 25: Journey LTD

August 8: Super Freak (disco)

August 22: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra

September 12: Raymond Michael (Elvis tribute)

Upcoming Movies in the Park:

June 27: Paddington

August 29: When the Game Stands Tall

Saturday
May232015

2015 City of Westlake Village TGIF and Saturday Concert Series This Summer

Summer evenings in Westlake Village provide the perfect backdrop for a great entertainment series. The 12th 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 July 24th, which starts at around 8pm. The lineup includes:

  • Fri, May 29 at 7pm: Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura High School Jazz Bands
  • Fri, June 26 at 7pm: Cabrillo Music Theatre
  • Fri, July 24 at 8pm: Outdoor Movie screening of "Despicable Me" with activities before the show.
  • Fri, August 7 at 7pm: New Orleans Jazz by "Riverboat Dixie"

Saturday Concerts in the Park planned this summer at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road

  • Sat, June 13 at 7pm: The Long Run (Eagles tribute)
  • Sat, July 18 at 7pm: 80z All Starts (80s music tribute)
  • Sat, August 22 at 7pm: Boogie Nights (disco)

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.

Saturday
May232015

Conejo Food & Wine Fest in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, June 28th

www.conejofoodandwine.com

General admission tickets are 50% until June 1. Get them now before prices go up!

Saturday
May232015

City of Camarillo Free Movies in the Park June through August

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 (movies subject to change)

Community Center Park (1605 E. Burnley Street - West of the Administration Office) on the following Wednesdays:

  • June 17: The LEGO Movie
  • June 24: The Sandlot
  • July 1: Star Wars
  • July 8: Finding Nemo
  • July 15: Mary Poppins (Sing-along)
  • July 22: The Incredibles
  • July 29: Toy Story 3
  • August 5: Back to the Future
  • August 12: E.T.
  • August 19: Aladdin

Mission Oaks Park (5501 Mission Oaks Blvd - Near Picnic Shelters) on the following Friday nights:

  • June 26: Toy Story
  • July 24: The Goonies

Pitts Ranch Park (1400 Flynn Road - West of the restrooms) on the following Friday nights:

  • July 10: Toy Story 2
  • August 7: Monsters University

Brings lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy!

Friday
May222015

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 are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit
www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.

Thu 5/21 8am to noon - De Anza Park to Rock Pools via Talapop Trail - 9 mile, moderately-paced hike led by Sierra Club members. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, hat and sunscreen. Rain cancels. 818.991.4799

Fri 5/22 7pm to 8:30pm at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Who's Hoo 1.5 mile hike to learn how to identify owls in the area. Bring flashlight. Meet in main parking lot.

Sat 5/23 11am to noon at Leo Carrillo State Park - Let's Move Outside activity for kids of all ages. Join ranger in fitness activities and games.

Sun 5/24 10am and 1pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Cultural Workshop with Rowan Harrison, who will teach how to make small hand-coiled pottery.  All ages welcome but seating limited. Be on time! 805.370.2301

Sun 5/24 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 5/24 10am to 11am at Malbu Lagoon State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Special bird watching walk. Binoculars provided. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Sun 5/24 10am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Welcome to Malibu Creek docent-led walk. Meet at lower parking lot.

Tue 5/26 8:30am to 11am at Paramount Ranch - Easy paced 5 mile hike with Sierra Club members. Bring water, snack, hat and sunscreen. 818.532.2485

Fri 5/29 6:30pm to 8pm at Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons - Be a Wildlife Biologist program for ages 4 to 12.

May 30-31 9:30am to 4pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Art Show & Sale. 11am and 3pm pottery demos and noon, 1pm and 3pm woodcarving demos

Sun May 31 10am to 11am at Paramount Ranch - From Set to Screen Walk 805.370.2301

Tue June 2 8am to 11:30am at Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons - Easy-pace 6 mile 500' elevation gain hike in the Simi HIlls. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat and sunscreen. Rain cancels. 818.501.1225 Sierra Club

Wed June 3 9am to noon at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Landscape painting session - RSVP 805.496.2014

Sat 6/6 8:30am to 11am at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Raptors in the Viewfinder - Bring camera and learn tips to help you photograph red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks. Meet at flagpole. 

Sat 6/6 9am to 1pm at Malibu Creek State Park - Intro to Mountain Bike Skills workshop - Bring bike and helmet and learn off-road biking fundamentals and shared-use etiquette. Heavy rain cancels. corbamtb.com or 805.558.1606

Sat 6/6 9am to 5pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Fine Art Exhibit and Sale through 6/28 - Meet artist Harvey Cusworth from 2-4pm 805.370.2301

Sun 6/7 10am and 1pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Cultural Workshop with Cherokee/Creek artist Matthew McMasters - Create your own medicine bag. Materials provided. Arrive on time but space limited. 2 hour program 805.370.2101

Fri 6/12 2pm to 3pm at  Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - A Bit of Local History leisurely walk around the grounds. Meet inside visitor center.

Sat 6/13 8:45am to 1pm at Malibu Creek State Park - Walk a Little Longer docent led moderately difficult hike exploring Stunt Road to Tapia Park. Meet in lower parking lot. RSVP at 818.216.7696 by 6pm on 6/11. Rain cancels.

Sat 6/13 3pm to 5pm at King Gillette Ranch - A Walk Into the Chumash World - 1 mile hike to learn about how the Chumash lived. 

Sat 6/13 10am to 11:30am at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Horse Tales - Meet rangers and volunteers who patrol on horseback. Tour the area and enjoy short horse demo in the ranch arena. Meet in main parking lot.

Sat 6/13 8pm to 10 pm - "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," a 1938 film produced by David O. Selznick of "Gone with the Wind" fame, will be featured in the next National Park Service's free Movies by Moonlight. This version, shot at Paramount Ranch, remains the definitive screen adaptation of Mark Twain's timeless tale. Special guest Brook Wheeler will discuss his father's Oscar-nominated work as the film's art director. Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. Further information is available by calling 805-370-2301.

Sun 6/14 10:30am to 11am at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Storytime at Satwiwa - Kids ages 1 to 6 can join a ranger for Native American stories.

 

Sun 6/14 11am to 12:30pm at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Gardening with Nature program - meet inside Center

Sun 6/14 5pm to 7:30pm at Peter Strauss Ranch - Free Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring Seventh Freedom (rock) and Moke Hill (folk/indie/rock/electronic). 805.370.2301

Tue 6/16 7pm to 8:30pm at King Gillette Ranch - Evening Campfire - Songs, marshmallow roasting and nature progam at outdoor amphitheater. 

Tue 6/17 9am to noon at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Landscape Painting - RSVP required at 805.496.2014

Sat 6/20 10am to 11:30am at Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Get Inspired on a Hike 1 mile loop hike with 360 degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring water. Meet by fountain. Rain cancels.

Sat 6/20 6:30pm to 8pm at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center - Evening Cultural Program featuring Ted Garcia, Chief of Southern Clan of the Chumash as her performs and shares the meaning of Chumash songs. For all ages. 805.370.2301

Sun 6/21 8am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Birdwalk - beginners to expert birders. Meet in lower parking lot.

Sun 6/21 7:30pm to 9pm at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - 1.5 mile night hike with ranger to discover Creatures of the Night. Bring a flashlight. Meet in main parking lot.

Tue 6/23 7pm  to 8:30pm at King Gillette Ranch - Evening Campfire featuring songs, marshmallow roasting and a nature program. Follow signs to the ampitheater.

Sat 6/27 10am to noon at Malibu Creek State Park - Welcome to Malibu Creek docent-led walk along creek and thru wooded valley. Learn about the plants, wildlife and movies filmed here. Meet at lowwer parking lot.

Sun 6/28 8:30am to 11:30am at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching for beginners and experts of all ages. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Sun 6/28 10am to 11am at Malibu Creek State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Binoculars provided on this special walk. Meet at shaded viewpoint. 310.395.6235

Tue 6/30 7pm to 8:30pm at King Gillette Ranch - Evening Campfire, featuring marshallow roasting, songs and a nature program. Follow signs to outdoor amphitheater.

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.

Wednesday
May202015

2015 Star Parties Hosted by Oak Canyon Astronomy Group in Oak Park

Oak Canyon Astronomy Group Star Parties at Oak Canyon Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Free to the public! The mission of the group is to bring an awareness of amateur astronomy to the community by showing what they can actually see in the night sky.

No equipment or experience needed! See some things you never thought you could see...galaxies, nebulas and globular clusters. Wear warm clothes and be prepared to be amazed.

The park lights will be turned off to give maximum night vision for viewing. If you have telescope equipment, you will be able to park in the upper parking lot. All others, please park in the lower lot near the restrooms. Red flashlights only please, and parking lights only for upper parking lot. Those with equipment, please try and arrive 30 minutes before sunset to set up.

Upcoming Star Party dates are May 23, June 20, July 11, August 22, Sept 19, Oct 18, Nov 29 and Dec 13.. More information at oakcanyonastro.com.

Tuesday
May192015

Free Summer Concert Series at Ventura Harbor Village June thru August

Enjoy the free summer concert series on Sundays from 1-4pm at Ventura Harbor Village at the carousel stage. The lineup is below. Also enjoy Steel Drum Saturdays from July 4th through August 29th from 1-4pm. The Sunday lineup is as follows:

June 21st: Unkle Monkey
June 28th: Soul Surfers (Surf Tunes)
July 5th: TreCoustics & Jodi Farrell (Soft Rock)
July 12th: After the Smoke (Reggae)
July 19th: Ship of Fools (Pirate Tunes) Pirate Days!
July 26th: Smokey & Friends (Reggae)
August 2nd: Downtown All Starz (Rock)
August 9th: Soul Surfers (Surf Tunes)
August 16th: Cadillac Angels (Rock)
August 23rd: TreCoustics & Jodi Farrell (Soft Rock)
August 30th: Ray J & The Uptown Brothers (Blues)

Visit www.venturaharborvillage.com or call (805) 477-0470 for more information.

Tuesday
May192015

2015 Fairy Tales in the Park Free Outdoor Shows in Ventura County, May to Sept

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.

2015 LINEUP

  • Little Mermaid 2: Ursula's Revenge
  • Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge
  • Cinderella
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

LOCATIONS

Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave

  • 5/2: Little Mermaid 2: Ursula's Revenge
  • 6/6: Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge
  • 7/4: Cinderella
  • 8/1: The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 9/5: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • 5/2: Little Mermaid 2: Ursula's Revenge
  • 6/6: Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge
  • 7/4: Cinderella
  • 8/1: The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 9/5: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • 5/9: Little Mermaid 2: Ursula's Revenge
  • 6/13: Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge
  • 7/11: Cinderella
  • 8/8: The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 9/12: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • 5/9: Little Mermaid 2: Ursula's Revenge
  • 6/13: Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge
  • 7/11: Cinderella
  • 8/8: The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 9/12: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • 5/3: Little Mermaid 2: Ursula's Revenge
  • 6/7: Peter Pan 2: Hook's Revenge
  • 7/5: Cinderella
  • 8/2: The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 9/6: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Visit www.fairytalesinthepark.com for more information.

Monday
May182015

2015 Boogie Nights Summer 5K Run Series in Ventura, Wed Nights May 20 to July 22

Boogie Nights Ventura is coming back for its 5th annual summer run/walk series in Ventura taking place on Wednesday evenings beginning May 20 through July 22. Races start at 6:15 pm at the Ventura Promenade.

There's also a Free Kids 1K (0.62 miles) Run that will start at 6:00pm each night! For ages 10 and under, though parents are encouraged to run with their children.

For more information and to register, visit www.boogienightsventura.com. Series benefits the Buena High School Cross Country Program. Register at runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/BoogieNightsSummerRunSeriesVentura.

Monday
May182015

Ventura County Animal Services Bunny Brigade Birthday Bash on Sat, June 6th

 

Join the VCAS Bunny Brigade in celebrating 5 years of saving Ventura County's homeless and abandoned bunnies! Enjoy a fun evening of food, drinks, music, games, and bunnies with old friends and new, all while supporting rabbit rescue. Activities include:

Music! 80s Invasion will be performing their awesome 80s cover songs!

Food trucks! The Scratch Food Truck will be cooking up delicious dinner options (vegetarian & vegan selections available). Check out the Perk U Later coffee truck’s divine roasts & drinks.

Beer & wine tasting! Enjoy beer tasting hosted by Poseidon Brewing Company and wine tasting hosted by Strey Cellars. You won't want to miss this chance to sample these local brews and wines.

Raffle! Win awesome prizes including gift cards and Disneyland tickets.

Silent auction! Bid on amazing art, jewelry, décor and much more.

Bunny Boutique! Check out our fun toys & treats for your bunnies.

Rabbits! Some of our VCAS bunnies will be there to join in the celebration.

Dessert! Top off the evening with a tasty treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Admission: $10 - includes music, a free raffle ticket, a complimentary dessert, and unlimited fun!

Admission + wine & beer tasting: $30 - includes admission, 5 tasting tickets, and a commemorative Bunny Brigade tasting glass. Each tasting ticket is good for your choice of a 5 oz beer pour, 2 oz wine pour, or combine 3 tickets for a pint of beer or glass of wine. Maximum 5 drink tickets per person. Last call is at 9:15pm.

For event details and to purchase tickets, please visit: vcasbunnybrigade.yapsody.com.

This event is for adults only.