Zombies Will Invade Cal Lutheran Campus on Saturday, Oct 24th for "Thrill the World"

Zombies will invade the California Lutheran University campus on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The public is invited to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” during Thrill The World Thousand Oaks, one of hundreds of synchronized performances held annually throughout the world. All participants are tallied in an effort to set world records for the largest simultaneous dance.

The music for the official performance will cue at 3 p.m. in Kingsmen Park, but the party will begin at noon. Dance instruction and zombie makeup will be available. Participants are invited to come dressed as zombies.

The event is part Michael Jackson tribute and part charity fundraiser. It is being presented for free by Cal Lutheran’s Theatre Arts Department, but donations will be accepted for World Dance for Humanity. The Santa Barbara–based organization supports community and small business development in Rwanda and contributes relief funds to disaster areas.

The first Thrill the World took place in Toronto in 2006 with 62 dancers. The next year it spread to five continents. Cal Lutheran first participated last year. The global event is both a celebration of Jackson’s talent and a push to inspire people to connect with people of all religions, races, political persuasions and economic levels.

Kingsmen Park is located along Memorial Parkway west of Mountclef Boulevard. Parking is free.

For more information, contact Barbara Wegher-Thompson at wegher@callutheran.edu or 805-241-8515.

2nd Annual Recreation Festival Hosted by National Park Service in Agoura on Oct 24

Youngsters learn about mountain biking on a beginner obstacle course at last year's Recreation Festival. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 24 at Paramount Ranch. Courtesy of National Park Service.

Youngsters learn about mountain biking on a beginner obstacle course at last year's Recreation Festival. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 24 at Paramount Ranch. Courtesy of National Park Service.

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend the National Park Service's second-annual Recreation Festival on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Also known as Rec Fest, this free, family-friendly event will take place at Paramount Ranch in Agoura and will feature several hands-on opportunities to introduce families to the outdoors.

"A lifelong love for the outdoors usually starts with one adventure," said David Szymanski, superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. "This is a chance to experience that adventure in a safe place with all the equipment provided.”

Equipment will be on hand so that attendees can try their hand at rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and art activities. Children and their families can even participate in a one-mile fun run that begins at noon.

Visitors are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Food vendors will be available on site. More information is available at www.nps.gov/samo/recfest2015.htm.

The event is co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and is made possible by a generous grant from the National Park Foundation's Active Trails program.

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund is a locally-based nonprofit committed to supporting the National Park Service and the California State Parks in their missions to provide for resource protection and public enjoyment of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Learn more at www.samofund.org.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) is the largest urban national park in the country, encompassing more than 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A unit of the National Park System it comprises a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven with private lands and communities. As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, SMMNRA preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/samo.

City of Thousand Oaks "Spokes in the Oaks" Open Street Festival on Saturday, October 31st


The Thousand Oaks "Spokes in the Oaks" celebration is planned for Saturday, October 31st from 10am to 3pm. 

The 'Spokes in the Oaks' streets will be closed to motorized traffic for the day, bringing the streets alive with all forms of people-powered movement. You can walk, bike, run, skate to participate, plus we will have hubs of entertainment, food and activities for all ages. 

The event will extend along a 1.7-mile route from the intersection of Hampshire and Townsgate roads to the intersection of Agoura Road and Village Glen. 

These 'Open Streets' events are inspired by the weekly Ciclovia Events that started in Bogota, Columbia. Any Open Streets is a celebration that temporarily opens a stretch of city roads to all of the community turning our streets into an activity place. 

Visit www.toaks.org/living/spokes_in_the_oaks/default.asp for more information.

Halloween Party at Community Center Park in Camarillo on Friday, October 30th

Community Halloween Party on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5-8pm at Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley Street, Camarillo. Trick or Treat Village * Costume Contest, Games, Pumpkin Painting & More! Movie in the park directly following the party, featuring Hocus Pocus, rated PG. Fun for all Ages! www.pvrpd.org

Santa Barbara Audubon Society Eyes in the Sky Open House on Sunday, October 18th

The third annual Eyes In The Sky Open House is at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the aviary and the 15th anniversary of the program itself.

Eyes in the Sky is the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s educational outreach program, and is the only licensed raptor education program in Santa Barbara County.

The open house is your chance to get behind the scenes in the aviary. See the Raptors up close and personal! Discover for yourself how enthralling these birds can be and what gets the kids so excited over them.

Bring the whole family! Free Admission – Free Parking
Live birds of prey, up close and personal
Behind-the-scenes aviary tours
Hands-on educational games
Crafty activities for children
Educational displays
Scavenger Hunt
Traditional Chumash stories as told by Julie Tumamait
Emiliano Campobello playing Native American flute music
Instant Raffle – Every ticket wins!
Silent Auction
Eyes in the Sky merchandise
All proceeds to support SBAS Eyes in the Sky

2nd Annual Halloween Oktoberfest at The Collection at Riverpark on October 18th

Put on your Lederhosen and come out to 5he 2nd Annual HALLOWEEN OKTOBERFEST on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH from 11 am to 5:30 pm at THE COLLECTION AT RIVERPARK. Two classic celebrations combine for one amazing time, creating a new family tradition!

Event features beer soaked brats, mouthwatering pretzels, ice cold draft beers, refreshing margaritas, live music, the Zombie Pumpkin Garden and Monster Zone! Space is limited; kids 12 and under are free (costumes are welcome).

Heads up: Staff members will be dressed as zombies, with make-up from professional Hollywood make-up artists. And special effects will be used throughout the event, including strobe lighting, fog, intense sounds and of course, ghoulish (not to be confused with goulash) performers!

More info at www.halloweenoktoberfest.com.

10th Annual Halloween Carnival at Oak Park Community Center on Sat, October 31

Oak Park's 10th Annual Indoor Halloween Carnival will take place at Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road, on Saturday, October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Only $2 for 2 and up and $1 for under age 2. Parents are free when accompanied by children.

Children may bring their parents along for an evening of games, attractions, food and prizes. The carnival will be held indoors and everyone is encouraged to wear costumes. Attractions include a Trick or Treat Village, Enchanted Forest, face painting, game booths, food and prizes. The entrance fee covers unlimited use of all games and attractions.

For more information visit www.rsrpd.org or call 818.865.9304.

2015 St. Paschal Baylon Fall Fest in Thousand Oaks October 23rd through 25th

The annual St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Fall Fest is planned for Friday through Sunday, October 23, 24 and 25 at 155. E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free admission. There will be carnival rides, carnival games, concessions, sweets, performances, wine and cheese tasting, live jazz, auction, car raffle and much more! Hours of operation are 6pm-11pm on Friday, 1pm to 11pm on Saturday and noon-9pm on Sunday. More information at www.spbfestival.com.

2015 Thrill the World Halloween Dance Event in Ventura on Saturday, October 24th

On October 24, 2015, thousands of dancing zombies across the globe will take to the streets in unison in an attempt to break simultaneous worldwide Thriller dance records and gather donations for charity. In Ventura, a hundred "zombie" dancers will perform in this fun, family-oriented event at 3:00 p.m. at the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn. Now in its 10th year, an estimated 10,000 participants in 200+ events in 25 countries are expected to perform Jackson's Thriller dance. Open to the public for free. To participate visit www.ThrilltheWorldVentura.com.

2nd Annual Nottingham Festival in Simi Valley on November 7, 8, 14 and 15

The 2nd Annual Nottingham Festival traditional Renaissance Faire & Artisan Marketplace is coming to Civic Center Park, 3855 Alamo Street, Simi Valley from 10am to 5pm the weekends of November 7-8 and 14-15. Admission is $12 in advance at www.nottinghamfestival.com or $15 at the gate. Ages 12 and under are free, up to two siblings with each paid adult admission. 

4th Annual Bark in the Park Event in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, October 10th

The 4th Annual Bark in the Park is planned for Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11am to 3pm at Conejo Creek Park North. This free event features products, services, local veterinarians, and variety of adoption agencies and rescues in the area. Activities include water play, big and small dog contests and fetching and sniffing contests. Make some crafts for you and your dog or enjoy food from one of the many food trucks! No aggressive dogs. All dogs MUST be on a leash.Free event!  For more details, visit www.crpd.org/bark or call 805.375.1003.

There will be shuttles this year to ease any parking congestion. Dogs WILL be allowed to ride on the shuttles. crpd.org/programs/district_special_events/bark_in_the_park.asp