4th Annual Summer Block Party at Malibu Country Mart on Sunday, August 14th


Southern California’s Premier Lifestyle Center Transforms into an Outdoor Street Fair

Malibu Country Mart celebrates the end of summer with its 4th annual Summer Block Party. On Sunday, August 14, the shopping center transforms into a colorful street fair, and Malibu locals, friends and families are invited to bid farewell to summer by enjoying an afternoon of exciting activities for all ages. The Summer Block Party is from noon to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Malibu Country Mart is located at 3835 Cross Creek Road.

The fun-filled event, which turns Malibu Country Marty into the a street fair, offers activities for all ages including face paintings, a petting zoo, caricature portraits, Henna tattoos, and Tarot card readings. A mobile photo booth will be available to capture guests’ favorite moments and take home as a fun keepsake.


The Malibu County Mart encompasses six acres of prime real estate in the heart of Malibu. The 67 unique tenants comprised of high-end retail, dining, and service offerings are housed in an eclectic mix of architectural styles including Mediterranean, modern and rustic influences. The structures are complimented by world-class gardens, unique sculptures, outdoor dining and picnic areas, and the popular children’s playground. The Malibu County Mart is leading the trend in Malibu in eco-friendly practices, from three electric car charging stations to a chemical-free sandbox in the children’s playground. For more information visit, www.MalibuCountryMart.com

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura County Casino Royale Night on August 26th

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara (CSCVVSB) will host a Casino Royale fundraiser on Friday, August 26, 6:00 pm. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and over, and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Join us at Rancho de las Palmas at 3566 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark, a beautiful oasis with a spring-fed lagoon and lush gardens. The charity fundraiser includes casino games, a poker tournament, drinks, dinner, and prizes.

A $100 Casino Royale entry includes entry to the event, with food, 2 drink tickets and $200 in play money.

A $150 Poker Tournament entry includes entry to the event with food, 2 drink tickets and $200 in play money, plus one seat at the Poker Tournament (includes an additional $1000 in poker play money).

A ticket for dinner and drinks only can be purchased for $50.

For ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities contact Kerstin Leavitt at (805) 379-4777.

About the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Celebrating 25 years of providing support, education and hope to people fighting cancer, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is an independently governed and funded chapter of Cancer Support Community, the 50-member nationwide organization. Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara serves more than 3,000 local residents affected by cancer each year with programs throughout Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the San Fernando Valley.  Programs are offered in English and Spanish and are all provided to participants free of charge. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or call 805-379-4777.

Housing Opportunities For People with Special Needs Benefit in Camarillo on September 22

Ventura County Housing Trust Fund (VCHTF) is proud to announce the date of its annual fundraising event with a focus on Housing Opportunities for People with Special Needs, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:00-8:30 p.m., at the historic Camarillo Ranch, Camarillo, CA.  It is sure to be an evening not to miss!

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH, a foremost practicing physician aiding people living with poverty, homelessness, mental illness and disabilities. He is a leading national expert on the links between housing and health. With the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Dr. Bamberger coordinates all medical and behavioral health services for over 1750 tenants in supportive housing programs. Dr. Bamberger is the Chief Medical Consultant for Mercy Housing, a Special Advisor to the United States Interagency on Homelessness, an attending physician for the VA, and an Associate Clinical Professor at UC San Francisco’s Family Medicine Department and the Center for Excellence in Primary Care. 

The evening will also include:

  • Entertainment by the amazing 22 year old composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers who’s life story recently premiered in the documentary “Hearing is Believing”
  • A testimonial from a special-needs young adult living on his own for the first time in supportive housing;
  • A BBQ dinner with appetizers, wine and beer; and
  • Auction of five “community-building baskets” to be enjoyed by the 39 residents of Castillo del Sol, new supportive affordable apartments in Ventura for adults with special needs.

Funds raised at the event will support developments that create new affordable housing in Ventura County, such as the Castillo del Sol apartments. 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 Homeless, Veterans, Farm-workers, and Transitional-aged Foster Youth.

Tickets purchased in advance are $55 each or two for $100. Guests are encouraged to purchase an extra ticket to be donated to local organizations working with people with special needs. For more information, register, or if you would like to make a donation, visit www.VCHousingTrustFund.org/2016-event or contact Karen Fraser, Karen@VCHousingTrustFund.org, at 805-330-6987.  Tax ID#: 45-3191747

Conejo Recreation and Park District "Fishing Frenzy" in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, August 6, 2016


The Conejo Recreation and Park District in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Fishing Frenzy event at Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 East Janss Road (behind Thousand Oaks Library) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th

They will be releasing hundreds of magnetic fish into the creek and children will be given magnetic fishing poles to catch them! No bait required! Fish with a magnetic pole, do arts and crafts and explore Captain Carl's Mobile Tidepool. Per child fee is $5.

For more information, visit www.crpd.org/programs/district_special_events/fishing_frenzy.asp

45th Annual Malibu Arts Festival July 30-31, 2016

Produced by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, the 45th Annual Malibu Arts Festival two-day weekend event will take place July 30-31, 2016, from 10 am to 6pm, in front of the Malibu Civic Center. The Optimist Club of Malibu will be serving a pancake breakfast at the site starting at 8 a.m.

Considered “one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation,” the Malibu Arts Festival features over 200 award-winning painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and other unique artisans. Festival goers can visit with the artists under individual gleaming white tents and learn about the creation of art in every genre.

The Arts Festival also includes an entertainment stage where original musicians perform each day, a children’s workshop where kids work with artists to create their own art, and a food truck terrace featuring exciting menu items with incredible cuisine.

The Malibu Chamber invites everyone to be a part of this weekend-long event. Festival admission is free, so bring the whole family for a day of fine art, rockin’ music, and great food! The Malibu Arts Festival is held at Malibu Civic Center, 23555 Civic Center Way between Cross Creek and Webb Way off of PCH. Limited free parking; $10 parking lot is adjacent to festival.

For more information, visit www.malibu.org/content/45th-annual-malibu-arts-festival.