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Monday
Mar302015

41st Annual Scandinavian Festival at CLU in Thousand Oaks on April 18-19

One of the largest Nordic festivals in the western United States will return to California Lutheran University April 18 and 19.

The 41st Scandinavian Festival will celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and the Saami people from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstrations, vendors and activities for people of all ages.

Last year’s Scanfest was the most successful ever with a record 8,000 attendees at the two-day event. This year, visitors will watch 150 performers, weave 3,700 flowers and three miles of ribbon through 750 head wreaths, and sand 700 Swedish butter knives with help from 200 volunteers.

Children can travel through Scandinavia by earning passport stamps for each craft they make linked to the culture of the five different countries. The popular Children's Theater will feature a puppet show, acclaimed storytellers Stina Fagertun of Norway and Robert Seutter, aka True Thomas, and musician Ross Sutter.

Other performers will include Swedish classical pianist and humorist Magnus Mårtensson, Norwegian folk singer Ann-Marita and the New York-based ABBA Girlz. Folk-rock band The Evening Guests led by Jokull Jonsson from Iceland and fiddler Tim Rued will also take the stage and folk dancers will perform and teach steps.

Healthy Scandinavian food specialties will include open-face sandwiches, fish tacos and vegetarian Norwegian stew. Traditional favorites including Swedish meatballs, Viking dogs and Danish aebleskivers will also be available.

Festivalgoers can try their hand at Dala horse croquet, play an ancient Viking game called kubb, return to the days of the Vikings at an authentic village staged by the Ravens of Odin and visit a Saami camp.

The Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring the event. Cal Lutheran is located at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Admission is free for children, $5 for teenagers and $10 for adults. Tickets purchased online are $4 for teens and $8 for adults. Parking is free. Tickets and a full schedule are available at scandinavianfest.org. For more information, contact Lana Lundin at lanalundin@gmail.com.

Monday
Mar162015

32nd Annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard Set For Weekend of May 16-17, 2015

The 32nd Anniversary California Strawberry Festival will be held at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th. The event features more than 50 food booths with all things berry, live concerts, gooey contests, Strawberryland for Kids with rides and attractions, hundreds of Fine Arts & Crafts, celebrity cooking demonstrations, and more, on 15 acres of scenic parkland.

General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8.

Event is 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. Save gas and $10 parking fee by parking at the Camarillo Premium Outlets and taking the free Strawberry Shuttle to the event. Visit www.strawberry-fest.org for more information or call 888.288.9242. Tickets available online or at the gate.

Entertainment lineup has been announced!

FESTIVAL STAGE, Presented by Southern California Ford Dealers

SATURDAY, MAY 16TH

10:15am                                      Oxnard High School Jazz Band

11:20am                                      “Berry Battle of The Bands” Contest Winner

12:30pm                                       Road Brothers (Alternative Pop)

2:00pm                                        Sheiks of the Oxnard Plain (Classic Rock & Pop)

3:30pm                                        UnUsual Suspects (Top 40 Favorites)

5:00pm                                        California Dreamin (Utimate 9-Piece Retro Show)

SUNDAY, MAY 17TH

10:15am                                     Oxnard High School Jazz Band

11:20am                                     Zon Candela (Hot Cumbia/Merengue)

12:30pm                                     Action Down (Classic Rock Favorites)

2:00pm                                      The Radio Rebels (The Ultimate 80s Band)

3:30pm                                       Kenny Allen Band (Contemporary Country Hits)

5:00pm                                       Fantastic Diamond (Neil Diamond Show)

DR. KATO STAGE, Presented by Budweiser

SATURDAY, MAY 16TH

11:00am                                    L.A. All Stars of Funk (Classic Funk)

1:00pm                                     Stars of Beatlemania (Classic Beatles Revival)

3:00pm                                     Savor (A Tribute to Santana)

5:00pm                                     Raymond Michael (Legendary Elvis Impersonator)

SUNDAY, MAY 17TH

11:00am                                    Cumbia Son (Hot Latin Salsa)

1:00pm                                      Dirty Rice (World Beats)

3:00pm                                      Cannibal & The Headhunters (Classic R&B)

5:00pm                                      Mariachi Divas (Two-time Grammy Winners)

Monday
Mar162015

18th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, Weekend of May 2-3, 2015

The Calabasas Arts Council welcomes back the 18th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival at the Calabasas Civic Center and Commons at Calabasas 101 Freeway, exit at Parkway Calabasas. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a premiere, two-day, outdoor event with live entertainment and over 150 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and hundreds of other fine artisans, as well as childrens' activities and more.

The Calabasas Fine Arts Festival attracts over 15,000 collectors and art buyers each year. FREE admission and parking

Visit www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm for more information.

Thursday
Mar122015

95th Midsummer Festival at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills on Sunday, June 28th

Swedish American Central Association of Southern California's 95th Midsummer Festival is Sunday, June 28th at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. Ages 13 and above $5; Children 5-12 $2; parking included. Park opens at 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. a "Continental" Cold Breakfast will be served, Raising of the Midsummer Pole at noon, Stage Program, Dancing to the Music of Vastkustens Spelmanslag. Food, swimming, huge water slide, zip line, folk dancing, Scandinavian vendors. Fun Stuff!

Exit 101 freeway at Kanan Road and turn west. NO PETS / NO BARBECUES

Visit vasapark.org for more information.

The Midsummer Pole!

Sunday
Mar012015

12th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Planned for Saturday, June 27th

The 2015 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
In the Heart of Historic Downtown Ojai

The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is hosting its 12th annual event on Saturday, June 27th from 10am-5pm.  Each year the festival takes place at Libbey Park, in the heart of historic downtown Ojai.

Sip on lavender infused lemonade as you meander the tree lined aisles of artisan wares; over 100 vendors on hand. From essential oils and lotions, to plants, art and jewelry, to delectable gourmet treats, informative classes and hands-on demonstrations – there is something for everyone at the must attend event of the summer! Relax and enjoy a picnic while listening to the soft sounds of festival musicians. Or dine at one of Ojai’s heralded eateries featuring lavender infused specially items. Come for the day or stay a while and enjoy local art galleries, shops and boutiques that are uniquely Ojai.

For up to date information on the festival visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org

Sunday
Mar012015

Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival Planned for Sunday, April 26th in Calabasas

The Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival returns Sunday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas.

This fun-filled family fundraiser benefiting the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the Calabasas Rotary, L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue and Healthcare for Homeless Animals will feature a two mile walk sponsored by Camp Bow Wow Agoura Hills through the crystal clear rolling hills of Calabasas. Route highlights will include rover rest stops with plenty of water, food and fun for pets of all kinds and their human companions. Registration is now open! To register and start signing up your walk sponsors, visit www.canineclassic.org or call 818-880-2993.

But you don’t have to take part in the walk – or own a dog, for that matter – to attend and enjoy this rollicking event. Admission is free to the Canine Classic Festival, featuring dog adoptions, guest judges, the area’s top food trucks, Beer Garden, Kid’s Activity Area, Dog Agility Zone, Camp Bow Wow Kids and Dogs Clinic, Behavior Buddies Training Clinic, Silent Auction, plus a Vendor Fair with over 30 pet industry companies offering samples and special event deals. Dogs are welcome and they must be on leash.

Main stage events to include the Fox 11 Project Dogway and Fox 11 My Pet's Got Talent. Register in advance at www.canineclassic.org. $10 donation per entry and each category is limited to 25 entries.  Prizes include a weekend stay at The Anza - A Calabasas Hotel (for your dog, not you, silly),

Check in for the Dog Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. Festival hours are 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up as a walker or vendor, visit www.canineclassic.org or call 818-880-2993.

Friday
Jan022015

2015 Moorpark Arts Festival Planned for Saturday, April 18th

The City of Moorpark presents the Moorpark Arts Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Moorpark Civic Center and High Street at 45 East High Street. Celebrate the Arts! Music, theatre, visual arts, children's hands-on art exhibits and much more.

More information at www.moorparkartsfestival.com or call 805.517.6260. Admission is FREE.

Sunday
Dec142014

10th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival at Moorpark College on Saturday, April 25th

The 10th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is planned for Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Moorpark College from 10am to 7:30pm. Event is presented by the Ventura County Blues Society and proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Event to feature guitarist Coco Montoya, John Nemeth, Deanna Bogart, BB Chung King and the Buddaheads, the Delgago Brothers and others to be announced. Learn more and buy tickets at venturacountyblues.com. Presale tickets now available. Kids 12 and under free with adult.