25th Anniversary Ventura Vintage Rods Harbor Run at CI Harbor on Sunday, September 13th

The classics will be on display at Ventura Vintage Rods Harbor Run 25 at Channel Islands Harbor on September 13, 2015. Classic vehicles of pre-1975 will be on display at Channel Islands Harbor. The public will have the opportunity to view over 250 classic cars during this FREE event. More info at venturavintagerods.org/the-show.

4th Annual Calabasas High School Music 5K/10K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 25th

Come support the Calabasas High School Music Program at its 4th Annual Run/Walk on Sunday, October 25, 2015!  Run or walk a 5k or 10k, and kids can enjoy a 1k event.  Lots of live music along the course and at the start/finish line.  This is a professionally timed race with awards for top finishers and and finisher medals for all. 

Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

To register, visit raceroster.com/events/2015/5566/chs-music-run-walk       

Free Parking, live music. Event to benefit Calabasas High School music programs.


Welcome Home! Veterans' Housing Fundraising Event at Camarillo Ranch on September 17th

On September 17th at the Camarillo Ranch, we will be hosting WELCOME HOME!, a fundraising and social event attended by an anticipated 200+ supporters of affordable housing and the military community. The event program will focus on housing for veterans and ending veteran homelessness. It is sure to be an evening not to miss!

Stephen Peck, Marine veteran, President/CEO of U.S. Vets, Inc. and a leading national authority on the subject of veteran homelessness will be the keynote speaker. Entertainment throughout the event will be provided by New Directions Veterans Choir, a nationally-acclaimed, award winning a-cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the US Military and subsequently became homeless. The program will begin with a presentation by the Naval Base Ventura County Color Guard.

Funds raised at the WELCOME HOME! event will support projects that create new, affordable housing in Ventura County. The Housing Trust Fund helps finance multi-family homes for low to moderate income families and individuals with priority given to projects that create housing opportunities for Veterans, Farm-workers, Transitional-aged Foster Youth, Homeless and Very-low Income Individuals and Families. All donations are matched by a grant from the State of California, doubling its value to the program.

Tickets purchased in advance are $55 each or two for $100. Guests are encouraged to purchase an extra ticket to be donated to a local veteran. At the event, guests will be invited to help sponsor fifteen “Welcome Home” baskets that will provide essentials and a few comforts for each of the veterans moving into Turning Point Foundation’s new homeless veterans transitional center.

For more information, to register for event, or if you would like to make a donation, please contact: Linda Braunschweiger or Karen Fraser, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund www.VCHousingTrustFund.org (805) 330-3987

30th Annual Senior Concerns Ultimate Dining Experience at Hyatt Westlake on September 26th

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Senior Concerns’ Ultimate Dining Experience fundraiser, planned for Saturday, September 26, 5:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, will showcase some of the region’s best wineries along with the culinary creations of fine dining restaurants and caterers from the Conejo Valley.

Proceeds from the Ultimate Dining Experience help support Senior Concerns’ programs and services, including an Adult Day Program for seniors with cognitive or physical impairments, Meals On Wheels in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, and a Caregiver Support Center which provides invaluable services, information and emotional support for family caregivers.

This year’s event will highlight chef’s cuisine from Aroha Restaurant, Geppino’s Italian Kitchen, Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Mastro’s Steakhouse, May’s Kitchen, The Grill on the Alley, Westlake Culinary Institute, and the Westlake Village Inn. Paired with the food will be featured wines from Alma Sol Winery, Hahn Family Wines, Magnavino Cellars, Opolo Vineyards, San Vicente Cellars, Sunland Vintage Winery, and Ventura Limoncello, along with beer from Heineken USA.

The doors open at 5:00 p.m. to chef’s samplings and wine tasting in the garden, along with a silent auction featuring a vast highly sought after wines and other items, and live music.  At 7:00 pm attendees move to the ballroom for a three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairing, a live action and dancing to the music of Motown, performed by the premier tribute band, the Blue Breeze Band.

Tickets are $210 or $395 per couple, and must be purchased in advance.  For tickets please visit www.seniorconcerns.org or call 805-497-0189.  For sponsorship information or to donate an auction item, please contact Janet Young, Director of Development, at the same number.

About Senior Concerns

Senior Concerns is a Thousand Oaks-based private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors, caregivers and families by offering a wide-range of services, programs and resources, including a professionally managed Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Center, free legal, financial, advocacy and care management services, support groups and community education and training. Senior Concerns also operates the Bargain Boutique & Thrift Shop and hosts two major fundraisers—the Love Run and the Ultimate Dining Experience—and receives invaluable community support from more than 800 volunteers.

Run For the Hills 7K Fun Run and Festival in Ventura on Saturday, September 26th

Run For the Hills Ventura is a one-day fun run and festival in partnership with the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The 7K course will feature environmentally themed obstacles like a water bottle pit and an urban sprawl maze. Tickets start at $45 and include a stainless steel, RFHV branded water bottle. Proceeds will benefit the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy. Event starts at 9:30am.

Event will take place at San Buenaventura State Beach 901 San Pedro St, Ventura. Register at  www.active.com/ventura-ca/running/races/run-for-the-hills-ventura-2015

24th Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta on September 26th and 27th

For the past 23 years, the California Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the Goleta area, and it keeps getting better each year. Be sure to stop by on the 26th and 27th of September 2015 for the 24th annual event, located at Girsh Park. FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Open 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

In addition to the sumptuous lemon food, fantastic family atmosphere, and cornucopia of entertainment and activities that have made this event the most anticipated in the Valley. Also at the event on Saturday is the 10th Annual Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show from 9am to 3pm.

As always, the Lemon Festival will feature the most extensive 'Safety Street' in the county, wildly-popular pie-eating contests, arts and crafts vendors, and more food than you can shake a lemon-scented stick at. A petting zoo and amusement park rides add to the many things that make the California Lemon Festival fun for the whole family.

Also, on Sunday, September 20th is the Goleta Education Foundation Lemon Run 10K, 5K and Kids 1K race.  Learn more at www.lemonfestival.com/lemon-run-in-goleta-team-in-training-of-the-leukemia-and-lymphoma-society. Goleta State Beach County Park, 5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta.

For more information visit www.lemonfestival.com or call 805.967.2500. Pets not allowed at the event.

2015 California Beer Festival in Ventura the Weekend of September 18-20, 2015

The California Beer Festival (CBF) returns to Ventura County the weekend of September 18-20, 2015 at Mission Park in Ventura.

BREW WITH A VIEW INVITATIONAL! Friday, September 18 - Start your weekend off at CBF Brew with a View Invitational! Taking place Friday, September 18th 5:30pm at City Hall overlooking Downtown Ventura! Five Brewmasters will be paired up separately with five Gourmet Chefs competing for your pallet and vote for best food and beer paring! This VIP event includes food samples, beer, live music and (1) CBF souvenir pint glass! You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.                                                      

CRAFT BEER HEAVEN on Saturday, September 19, 12:30 - 5pm (VIP Session begins at 11: 30 am, General Admission Gates at 12:30 pm, Beer Sampling 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm) Event features beers on tap, food trucks and live music throughout the day! 

CALIFORNIA BLUES AND BREWS FESTIVAL is on Sunday, September 20, 11am-6pm - Bring your blues chairs and blankets to Sunday's family friendly event and get marinated by an amazing blues lineup on two stages. Food from local food vendors and ice cold craft beer will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under FREE.

Visit californiabeerfestival.com/ventura.php to learn more and buy tickets!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Downtown Ventura Organization.

42nd Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival the Weekend of August 1-2, 2015

Santa Barbara's 42nd Annual Greek Festival is taking place from on August 1-2 from 11 am to 7 pm in beautiful Oak Park. The festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life. Stroll through Santa Barbara's beautiful Oak Park and experience the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village. FREE ADMISSION!

Dozens of volunteers enthusiastically staff their booths, creating a convivial, welcoming atmosphere. Festival-goers return year after year for the food. — Delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries like baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi

Listen to the distinctive sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments played by authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs. Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances with the enthusiastic audience.

Take advantage of a free Greek dance lesson, and enjoy participating in the same dances you would perform in the traditional villages of Greece. Dance the afternoon away, eat a little (or a lot), shop in the Greek marketplace, relax and enjoy yourself under the oaks in the warm embrace of the best Greek culture has to offer.

More information at www.santabarbaragreekfestival.org.

21st Annual Cool Breeze Century Ride in Ventura on Saturday, August 15th

21st Annual


-34, 62, 100 and 124 Miles-

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


Sponsored by the Channel Islands Bike Club and the Kiwanis Club of Ventura, the Cool Breeze route follows the coast from Ventura to Santa Barbara. The weather is generally in the low 70's -- you can't ask for better summer cycling weather! There are lots of great rest stops along the way. Fresh fruit, cookies, bagels, sandwich fixins' popsicles and more! Pre-race breakfast and post race lunch included.

Visit www.cibike.org/cool-breeze.html for more information and to register for the event.

14th Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Midsummer Eve Wine Festival on August 15th


14th Annual Midsummer Eve Wine Festival Presented by: Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Foundation

Benefiting Ventura County Special Olympics and Thousand Oaks Rotary Club Foundation

August 15, 2015 - 4:00 to 7:30 pm at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza

Come to the beautiful Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village to  sample fabulous wines from California wine makers, enjoy musicians  and performing artists, peruse and bid on silent and live auction items.

This event has raised over $500,000 for the Special Olympics over the years; one of the largest single contributors to this great organization in Ventura County. Special guests include American Olympic and Special Olympic athletes. Wine tasting  presented by acclaimed West Coast wineries and fine restaurants. Silent & live auction. Live entertainment.

For information and reservations visit www.thousandoaksrotary.org.

Bulldog 50K and 25K Runs in Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday, August 22nd

Bulldog 50k and 25k

Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas

Saturday, August 22, 2015

50K at 6:30am, 25K at 7:30am

The challenging and popular Bulldog runs consist of two races - the 25K Trail Run and the 50K Trail Ultra Run, which are conducted simultaneously. Come join us and run in the beautiful scenic Santa Monica Mountains recreational area beginning at our base camp in Malibu Creek State Park.

The course offers inspirational vistas of untamed terrain and sweeping ocean views. The challenging trail weaves through the mountains on single track and fire roads.

Visit www.trailrunevents.com/bd/ for more information and to register for these challenging events.

35th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow on August 22-23, 2015

The Camarillo Wings Association will host this year's "Wings Over Camarillo" Air Show with support from volunteers from the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, EAA Chapter 723 and the Ventura County 99s. This year's event is planned for August 22-23, 2015 at the Camarillo Airport. Noon to 4:30 pm. Gates open at 9am.

Chuck Aaron of Westlake Village, one of the few pilots in the world to fly the Red Bull Helicopter upside down, will be joined by national air racing veteran and aerobatic pilot Vicky Benzing and about 60 other experienced pilots to thrill the crowds at this year's event!

An expanded Air Show flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines, including vintage planes, experimental and WWII fighter, bombers and transports.

The air show features public access to the planes, pilots, and crews. Come for the day to watch and walk among the planes; take photos and ask questions of the pilots and air show volunteers.

Be part of the classics of aviation! See restored aircraft from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's flying while you can. You may not get another chance! These airplanes are what inspired young people decades ago to get into aviation and aerospace in Southern California. What you'll see at our air show contributed to the evolution of propeller aviation into the jet age.

Kids under 12 are FREE! Kids, Bring your parents! Gates open at 9am both days. Air show takes place noon to 4:30pm each day. Admission $15. Visit www.wingsovercamarillo.com for more information.

4th Annual Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Brew Fest on Thursday, August 27th

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents its 4th Annual Brew Fest on Thursday, August 27th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (last call 7:30 pm) at Conejo Creek Park North, 1378 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

Admission price includes tickets that will get you a variety of beer and appetizers! $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 750 attendee limit! Must be 21 or older! Visit www.tobrewfest.com to learn more and purchase tickets!