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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 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:

August 29 Dirty Rice Reggae

September 5 Woodstock Tribute 60's Covers

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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 for more information and to register, or go directly to the registration link.


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


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

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.”

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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

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: 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

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

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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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


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 or call (818) 999-6300.

Upcoming Movies:

August 29: The Nut Job

September 5: Space Cowboys

September 12: Frankenweenie

September 19: Beetlejuice


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 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!


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 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)


6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival on Sunday, August 31st

The 6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival will take place on Sunday, August 31st, from 11 am to 4pm at the Camarillo Ranch.

The event is open to the public. $10 admission. Active military and kids under 10 are free.

Features Chili Cook-Off, Pleasant Valley Lions Club BBQ, wine and beer, classic car display, Texas hold 'em poker tournament, Fun & Games Zone for Kids and live music featuring UnUsual Suspects, The Hodads and Sgt. Pepper (Beatles tribute band).

Event benefits Camarillo Hospice, a volunteer hospice and grief support center dedicated to the dignity of life by providing care, comfort, support, and counseling to individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness and/or grieving the loss of a loved one.

The Camarillo Ranch is located at 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd.

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2014 Free Concerts by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor, Saturdays, July and August

Concerts by the Sea is a free concert series at Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road at Channel Islands Harbor that will take place on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from July 5th through August 30th. Musical selections will include Rock, R&B, Jazz, Latin, Pop and Country.

Located next to the Casa Sirena Hotel and the Hampton Inn, this event and parking are FREE. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! Call 805.985.4852 or visit for more information.

The Lineup (upcoming):

August 30th: Acadiana - Zydeco/Cajun


Janss Marketplace 2014 Summer Concert Series on Wednesday Nights, June to August 


Mark your calendars once again for the FREE Janss Marketplace Summer Concert Series from June 18th through August 27th. Janss Marketplace is located at Moorpark Road & Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Bring your folding chairs and arrive early to enjoy special dinner menus, special merchant samples and the chance to win prizes during the concerts. The music is from 6-8PM.

This awesome 11 week series in the courtyard features music ranging from top tribute bands, R&B, Reggae, Classic Rock to 70’s dance favorites. More info at

Concertgoers can register for the chance to win great prizes and those who present receipts of $50 or more will get a free Summer Concerts T-shirt.

Upcoming concerts:

August 27: Hollywood U2 at Food Courtyard


First Annual "Hogs for Dogs" Poker Ride in Camarillo on September 20th

“Hogs for Dogs,” the first poker motorcycle run to benefit Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20,, 2014. The ride will kick off with registration from 9 – 11 a.m. at Ventura Harley-Davidson, 1326 Del Norte Dr., Camarillo, and travel to three additional stops throughout Ventura County before ending at the fifth and final stop, where a family-friendly festival will be happening from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the VCAS Camarillo Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive.

The cost to participate is $25.00 per rider and $10.00 per passenger and includes snacks, lunch and prizes. During a poker ride, riders collect cards at each stop and, at th

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Ventura Beach Party on Saturday/Sunday, September 6th-7th


10th Annual "Day of the Horse" Event in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, September 13th

ETI Corral 37 Presents the 10th Annual “Day of the Horse” on Saturday, September 13th starting at 10:00 a.m., Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks, by the 23 freeway.  FREE!!

Sponsored by Equestrian Trails Inc., Corral 37, the event is designed to show that the equestrian lifestyle is alive and well in the Conejo Valley. Featured will be a showcase of various horse breeds and riding disciplines, demonstrations, a silent auction and vendor booths featuring myriad merchants and charities.

For more information, or ETI Corral 37 is a California registered non-profit organization — tax I.D. #95-6135773


12th Annual Stand Up For Kids Gala Dinner & Auction in Westlake Village on Oct 18th

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley for its signature fundraising event! This year's 12th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction will be attended by over 600 guests and promises to be a spectacular evening filled with exciting live and silent auctions, gourmet dining, entertainment and live music at the after party. Your participation supports over 3,400 members at six Clubs located throughout the Conejo and Las Virgenes communities! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Visit for tickets and more info.


Bookstore Blow-Out Sale at Simi Valley Public Library on Saturday, September 20th


LOL Comedy Night at Camarillo Regency Theater on Wed, September 17th


2014 Moorpark Country Days Parade and Street Fair on Saturday, September 27th

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Moorpark and Country Days
Committee are pleased to present Moorpark Country Days 2014
featuring Moorpark’s premier parade and street fair.
You are invited to participate in this fun family celebration!

Moorpark Country Days will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 on Historic High Street between Moorpark Ave. and Spring Rd. in Moorpark. Country Days is a time-honored tradition that begins with the cheers and waves of hundreds of families and friends as the parade makes its way along Historic High Street. Immediately following the parade is a good old fashion street fair featuring local vendors, crafts, entertainment, a children’s village and more fun!

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The street fair runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public! Visit or call 805.529.0322 for more information.


Live Music at the Simi Valley Public Library on September 11th, 25th