Discounted Passes to Raging Waters in San Dimas Good through September 22, 2019

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Spend a day cooling off this summer at California’s largest water park, Raging Waters Los Angeles. With 50 beautifully landscaped acres of slides, attractions and its own sandy beach, Raging Waters has active entertainment options for everyone. Feel the adrenaline rush on the all new Aqua Rocket, a four-person rocket style raft merging the excitement of a roller coaster and the thrills and spills of a water ride. Face thrillers like the Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror, which features both a 40-foot drop and 360-degree spins … in total darkness! Make a splash at Wave Cove, a wave pool that simulates true tidal movements or just kick back and tube the quarter-mile-long lazy river known as Amazon Adventure. Just grab your bathing suit and the sun screen and get ready for a good time!

Regular admission price on the Raging Waters site at www.ragingwaters.com/plan-a-visit/tickets-and-passes is $45.99 General Admission (4 feet and taller), $35.99 for Junior/Senior Admission (Under 4 feet and Ages 60+) and $32.99 for admission on specific “Smart Days.”

Goldstar is offering passes for $33.99 ($27.99 + $6 service fee) at bit.ly/RagingWatersSD.

Discounted Tickets to See Micky Dolenz of The Monkees at The Canyon in Agoura July 7th

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Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the lead singer on some of The Monkees’ biggest hits, including “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” The group began their careers in the ‘60s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom themselves. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London’s West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees’ greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he’s played, when Dolenz hits the stage at The Canyon in Agoura Hills on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 9PM.

Grab discounted tickets to the show at bit.ly/DolenzAgoura (affiliate). $20 for tickets regularly $33.

Discounted VIP Track Pass to MB2 Thousand Oaks

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A VIP Track Pass at MB2 Indoor Kart Racing in Thousand Oaks is good for 3 free races anytime, an MB2 t-shirt and two other advance reservations. Regular price is $100 but get it for just $48 at bit.ly/MB2TO (affiliate).

Or get one 14-Lap Adult or One 9-Lap Junior Kart Race for just $15.50 ($23 regular price). Or 3 of them for $36 ($69 regular price).

Discounted Tickets to "Mamma Mia!" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 20 to October 19

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The unforgettable live musical spectacular Mamma Mia! has audiences coming back again and again to relive the feel-good story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course, the tile tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center September 20 to October 19.

Tickets discounted up to 40% at bit.ly/MammaMiaSimi (affiliate)

Discounted Tickets to Circus Vargas at the Camarillo Premium Outlets June 12-15, 2019

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Step right up! Circus Vargas is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an all-new show that’s sure to spark joy in the hearts of adults and kids alike. America’s favorite traveling big top takes a nostalgia-filled journey back to the golden era of the circus with The Greatest of Ease on the grounds of the Camarillo Premium Outlets June 12-17, 2019.

Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, this glorious salute to yesteryear also entertains with singing, dancing and comedy, plus plenty of daredevilry and flying-trapeze acts. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills, then afterwards, you can stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast. This is a no-animal show.

Tickets discounted 30-40% at bit.ly/CircusCamarillo (affiliate).

"A Tale of Two Prodigies" at CLU's Samuelson Chapel in Thousand Oaks on June 7th

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Join us for the grand conclusion of WVS’s 2018-19 season with a performance of A Tale of Two Prodigies Music by Saints-Saen & Liszt. Performances of major symphonic works and accomplished guest artists on the campus of California Lutheran University will make the evening a special one for classical music enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The program includes Franz Liszt’s innovative Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb, featuring solo pianist Jason Stoll, and the spirited “Bachannale” from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson e Dalila, led by WVS associate conductor Ryan Reeson. The evening also includes Franz Schubert’s tantalizing “Unfinished” Symphony in B minor, and closes with the majestic finale to Saint-Saëns’s “Organ” Symphony No. 3 in C minor, with CLU’s very own Dr. Eric Kinsley as solo organist.

Tickets just $5 for adults (half price) at bit.ly/TaleWVS (affiliate) for 7:30pm show on Friday, June 7th.

$155 Spa Day at the Four Seasons Westlake Village (Regular Price $209)

Travelzoo is offering a special, limited $155 Spa Day deal (regularly up to $209) at the Four Seasons Westlake Village through June 28th.

$155 for a 50-minute Tranquility Massage OR 50-minute Perfect Radiance Facial package (reg. up to $209), also including:

  • Glass of sparkling wine or fresh-fruit smoothie served poolside

  • Access to indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, eucalyptus steam room, sauna, fitness center and exercise classes on day of treatment

  • 20% discount on same-day retail purchases

$275 for both the massage and facial, including all of the above (reg. $399)

Certificate can be used through 6/28/19 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Purchase the deal at bit.ly/4SeasonsWLV (affiliate)

Discounted Rooms at Great Wolf Lodge Anaheim April 25 to July 3

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The heart and soul of Great Wolf Lodge Anaheim is its 105,000-square-foot indoor water park. Splashy rides such as the Howlin’ Tornado—an enclosed water slide that shoots you through a six-story funnel—and a zero-depth-entry wave pool with 3-foot swells surround the park’s iconic hub: a four-story treehouse with a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket. Younger kids will have a blast with the water slides and gentle spray features of Whooping Hollow and Cub Paw Pool.

The water park, which hovers around 84 degrees all year long, isn’t the resort’s only family-friendly activity. You’ll also find an arcade with more than 100 games and Scooops Kid Spa, complete with ice-cream-sundae pedicure chairs.

Book a stay for six in a Family Suite or Wolf Den Suite or eight in a Grizzly Bear Suite, with daily water park wristbands for each guest.

Grab it at bit.ly/GreatWolfDeals (affiliate).

Discounted Tickets to "Freaky Friday" at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza May 2-19

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When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, a writer on TV faves Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, plus music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal. Catch it at Scherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza May 2-19.

Discounted tickets at bit.ly/FreakyTO (affiliate).

Up to 44% Off Portuguese Dinner at Natas Pastries in Thousand Oaks

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Limited time deal; 3 course Portuguese dinner for two at Natas Pastries Thousand Oaks for $65 (valued up to $115.80). Included is two glasses of house wine, two baby spring mixed salads and two entries (valued at up to $31.95 each).

Caldeirada ($31.95) is a seafood stew of sea bass, salmon, cod, shrimp, clams and mussels served over rice and potatoes. Mmmm! Or perhaps you’d like to try Empadão ($24.95), an oven baked dish of ground beef with mashed potatoes and melted cheese served with salad (vegan option available).

To get this limited time deal for two (or for four), visit bit.ly/NatasDinner (affiliate).

Natas is located at 2388 Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

48% Off Saturday Brunch for Two at Four Seasons Santa Barbara

Great deal at Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara.

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$49 for Saturday brunch for two (reg. $94) Any one appetizer, such as ahi tuna tartare with fried jalapeño or lobster caprese (up to $26) Any two entrees, like chilaquiles with smoked Niman Ranch pork or steak and eggs (up to $28 each) Any one dessert, such as Heather's bread and butter pudding with toasted pecans (up to $12)

$95 for the meal for four people (reg. $188)

This deal is not available: April 20. Offer good Saturdays through June 8th.

Grab it at bit.ly/BellaVistaSB.

Discounted Honey at Bennett's Honey Farm in Fillmore

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Here’s a great offer - four 1 lb jars of honey from Bennett’s Honey Farm in Fillmore for just $18.50 (valued at $28). Great variety of honey varieties derived from orange blossoms, sage, wildflowers, buckwheat, avocado, clover and more. Visit bit.ly/HoneyFillmore (affiliate) for the deal.

While you’re in Fillmore, check out Fillmore & Western Railway and the State Fish Hatchery.

Up to 50% Off Admissions to the Museum of Ventura County

Save up to 50% off admission for one, two or four as well as memberships to the Museum of Ventura County on Groupon Local at bit.ly/MuseumVC (affiliate link).

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Ventura County and the California Channel Islands have a rich history and cultural heritage dating back 12,000 years, when the Chumash people first hunted and gathered along the Pacific-facing lands. And the Museum of Ventura County aims to encapsulate everything from those tribal beginnings right up though the modern age. Since 1913, the museum has played host to historical exhibits that feature both ancient and modern artifacts, a fine art collection of more than 30,000 pieces, and educational programs that run the gamut from specialized school tours to art and craft sessions for children. The museum boasts a research library and community meeting space for those who want to dive deeper into the region’s enthralling legacy.

Located at 100 East Main Street in Ventura. More on the Museum at venturamuseum.org.

Up to 50% Off Food and Drinks at Edelweiss German Bierhaus in Newbury Park

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Great opportunity to try out the bratwurst, schnitzel, spatzle, strudel, beer and more at Edelweiss German Bierhaus in Newbury Park. New ownership is taking German food and fun to a new level right here in the Conejo Valley!

Visit bit.ly/EdelweissDeal (affiliate link) to grab one of the following deals:

  • $15 for $30 of food and drink for two or more (Sun-Thu)

  • $30 for $60 of food and drink for four or more (Sun-Thu)

  • $18 for $30 of food and drink for two or more any day

  • $36 for $60 of food and drink for four or more any day

Up to 89% Off Special Forces Paintball Package at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park in Moorpark

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Charging through fields of giant spools, over stacks of hay bales, staking out a junkyard, and through winding trenches is a daily occurrence at Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park, 8643 Shekell Road, Moorpark. Seven scenario theme maps and a tournament-grade turf arena field spread over 20 acres give players of all skills levels a variety of combat zones on which to wage simulated warfare. The City pits players in an unforgiving, paint-or-be-painted war zone consisting of 32 buildings over 40,000 square feet without a protected crosswalk in sight.

Special Groupon affiliate deal at bit.ly/AmbushMP!

Choice of:

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for One

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Two

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Five

  • All-Day Special Forces Paintball Package for Ten

Each “Special Forces” package includes the following for each participant:

  • All-day entry to walk-on game

  • All-day gun rental (.68 Caliber Semi-Automatic, not the smaller .50 caliber)

  • Goggles with full face mask

  • Ammo-Belt to carry extra ammo

  • Protective vest

Must be 10 or older to play. Reservation required online. 24-hour cancellation notice required. All paintballs must be purchased at the park, outside paintballs are not allowed. Each player must purchase 500 paintballs for $20 and unlimited air refills for $5 at the paintball park.

 

Birthday Freebies at Eateries In and Around Ventura County

It's your birthday and no one has called to wish you happy birthday, you've received no cards in the mail and no one has even wished you happy birthday via Facebook! Well, not to worry, there are local eateries in Ventura County and adjacent areas that will give you something for FREE on your birthday. 

Some of these eateries require that you sign up in advance and receive a certificate via email while others let you come in, show your ID and partake. 

For a compilation of local area birthday freebies as well as restaurant rewards programs (where you can earn free food by signing up and/or repeat visits, click THIS LINK.