Orca Youth Rugby Club - Ventura County

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Founded over a decade ago and home to Ventura County's only all-ages youth rugby club, Orca Youth Rugby is dedicated to promoting positivity and respect for all, while growing youth rugby players in a nurturing, safe and fun environment. We believe teamwork, communication and unity builds strength from the core. Our players will experience this on the fields with our dedicated Orca Coaches.

From new players to players of all skill levels, we train boys and girls ages 6 to 18 (high school) to play one of the most exciting sports in the world! We welcome parents to bring their youth to a practice to see the many positive physical and social benefits our club has to offer. Our coaching emphasizes physical fitness and a strong understanding of the fundamentals of rugby so that all players can enjoy the game. The season runs from January to March. Scholarships are available.

Visit www.orcayouthrugby.org for a comprehensive look at everything Orca has to offer, including schedule, events, registration, and more!

Orca Youth Rugby, is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and proud to be affiliated with the Ventura County Rugby Club. www.venturacountyrugbyclub.com


MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is a one-of-a-kind museum for all ages designed to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.  

The museum opened its doors to the public on February 25, 2017 at 125 State Street, Santa Barbara, adjacent to the Amtrak Station.

The museum's three floors are filled with 17,000 sq ft of hands-on exhibits that encourage open-ended discovery, analytical assessment, experimentation, play and just plain fun.

The interactive exhibits are organized around seven themes that all relate to science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

  • Tech Track: Includes an Innovation Workshop, a makerspace area where you can imagine, design and test your own creations using a wide variety of technologies and tools

  • Sound Track: In this largest exhibit area on the first floor is a Giant Guitar to learn about how your favorite guitar riffs begin, a Sound Machine, the Reactable (part DJ table, part musical instrument), Foley Studios sound studios and more.

  • Fantastic Forces Courtyard: This space is dedicated to gravity, magnetism, propulsion, centripetal force and more. Conduct test flights in our Wind Column Workshop, launch an Air Rocket and discover the power of magnetic fields on our Magnetic Islands.

  • Speed Track: Build your own race car and send it down the race track, play the game of Mindball, prototype designs for a marble roller coaster and more.

  • Light Track: Explore lights, colors, shadows and more. Take the ultimate selfie at Mosaic Faces. Create a bold display of colored lights at Light Patterns. Control the Color Mixing Machine that hangs above the entryway and learn more about color and light waves.

  • Interactive Media Track: Explore a wide range of digital interactive experiences designed in partnership with area artists, educators and scientists.

  • Sky Garden: The exhibit-filled rooftop includes Whitewater, a fully interactive water feature including a giant Archimedes screw. Create a wind-, sun- and human-powered symphony with the Weather Orchestra. Step inside the Lookout Tower to see the city through the lenses of five different observation scopes. And walk across the glass Sky Deck for a unique view of the courtyard below.

MOXI is open daily, except Christmas and Thanksgiving, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $16 for ages 13+, $12 for ages 3 to 12 and free for 2 and under. The museum encourages the purchase of timed-entry tickets in advance at www.moxi.org.

Ventura County Chiefs Youth Rugby

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Ventura County Chiefs Youth Rugby Club (VCCYR) was founded on August 26, 2019. The Chiefs fields boys and girls youth rugby teams.

The Club is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) organization made up of players, parents and coaches looking forward to expanding the sport in Ventura County by promoting good relationships within the Tri-Counties region (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties), while at the same time expanding our competitive reach into the Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego areas to take advantage of opportunities to play some of the best youth rugby teams in the nation.

More info at rugbychiefs.org.

For Art's Sake Studio in Agoura Hills

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For Art's Sake offers fine art classes exclusively in oil painting. While other methodologies dictate that students must graduate through training in other skills and mediums prior to working with oils, For Art's Sake's philosophy is that all the required skills can be effectively taught as part of the process. Students learn basic to advanced techniques in drawing, composition, color harmony and mixing theories.  Oils are a wonderfully flexible and forgiving medium for artists of any skill level to explore with unique potential for growth and advancement.

Kids and adults art classes are available as well as summer art camp, birthday parties and more. Visit www.4artsakestudio.com or call 818.707.1952 for more information. For Art's Sake is located at 30317 Canwood St. #38, Agoura Hills.

Rockin' Kids Play Center in Simi Valley

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Rockin' Kids Play Center is located at the Simi Valley Town Center at 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Suite 545. This indoor playground offers open play and birthday parties seven days a week. The center is a large facility geared towards toddlers to perhaps age 6. Socks are required in all play areas.  There is a nice assortment of climbing areas, slides, ball pit, swings, riding toys and other safe, padded options. Plenty of photos available of the facility on their website at rockinkidspc.com or call them at 805.526.7400.

Cost as of October 2019 is $12 for the first child, $10 for additional children, $6 for under 12 months.

Los Robles Children's Choir

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The Los Robles Children's Choir consists of four choirs for kids ages 6 to 18: 

  • The Apprentice Choir or beginners ages 6-9 with no prior musical experience.

  • The Bel Canto Choir (for beginners that are able to sing in tune). No audition required.

  • The Amadeus Choir (advanced treble choir for those who can also read music). Audition required.

  • The Camerata Youth Choir (for advanced high school singers ages 14-18). Audition required.

Rehearsals are in Westlake Village.  For more information and a schedule of upcoming performances, visit www.singingchildren.org or call 805.480.9416.

Kids World Indoor Playground in Oak Park

Kids World Indoor Playground is an indoor playground that has a large "Ballocity" play structure, featuring a series of climbing tubes, slides, foam ball launchers, a separate toddler structure for ages 0 to 3, indoor basketball room, arcade and more, along with a restaurant serving salads, pasta, sandwiches/wraps, pizzas and burgers.

General admission (as of October 2019) is $13.99 for ages 2 to 15, $11.99 military/first responders. Toddlers 13-23 months are $6.99; 12 months and under are free. No charge for adults. Discount passes for multiple visits and membership packages for unlimited play are available.  Socks must be worn by kids and adults. Check kidsworldla.com for hours.

Socks required for kids and adults. No outside food and drink.

Kids World is located at 618 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park (southeast corner of Lindero and Kanan). Call 818.338.8888 or visit kidsworldla.com for more information.  Also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kidsworldla for updates.

Kids World also offers two hour field trips with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) component. The STEM program focuses on properties of gas, Newtonian physics and simple machines.

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Kids World used to be called Bright Child, which closed its doors on 1/20/14

Monarchs Gym - Newbury Park and Agoura

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Founded in 1977, Monarchs Gymnastics has two 13,000+ sq ft facilities and provides professional athletic services to 1,500+ families with over 300 classes offered weekly for boys and girls, recreational or competitive, 18 months to adult.

Kids can enjoy gymnastics, ninja, parkour, tumbling, cheer and other physical activities at Monarchs.

Additionally, Monarch's offers monthly workout passes, camps, Parents' Night Out, open gym, birthday parties and field trips.

Locations at 3599 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park (805.375.4663) and 5331 Derry Avenue, Suites C-H, Agoura Hills (818.889.3634).  More information at www.monarchsgym.com.

Monarchs Gym Agoura Hills: www.monarchsgym.com/agoura

Monarchs Gym Newbury Park: www.newbury.monarchsgym.com

MonarX Parkour in Agoura Hills: www.monarx.monarchsgym.com

Monarchs Mobile:www.mobilemonarchsgym.com

Kids Club at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

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The Kids Club at The Lakes meets every Wednesday of the month from 11am to noon on the lawn during the months of April through October. Geared towards kids 10 and under.

Call 805.497.9861 for more information. Events are outdoors; rain generally cancels events but call first.

Events vary from puppet shows to storytellers to musicians, petting zoos, arts and crafts, etc. for preschoolers and their parents. These are outdoor events and are weather permitting. Contact The Lakes for more information at 805.497.9861 or www.shoplakes.com.

In addition to the kids club, The Lakes has a small playground area that is geared toward the younger kids, an expanse of grass and 2 beautiful lakes, waterfall, fountain, etc. This is a nice park-like setting that makes you forget the fact that you are looking straight out at Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Upcoming Events:

October 2, 2019 | The BeatBuds

Join musicians Jonathan and Matthew as they stimulate your child’s mind through upbeat and interactive original music. The BeatBuds inspire the creative and logical minds while providing a fun and engaging experience through song.

October 9, 2019 | The Amazing Dave

The Amazing Dave puts on a wow-factor magic and juggling variety show. Don’t be surprised if you and the kids laugh, ooh and ahh the whole way through as the “fun expert” goes to work.

October 16, 2019 | Noteworthy Puppets

Enjoy an engaging storytelling show with the wonderful Noteworthy Puppets! In this musical adventure, the legend begins as Zorro must save the local town from a corrupt politician with a diabolical plan.

October 23, 2019 | Reptile Family

Learn all about these fascinating animals with trainers, Courtney and Chris! Get up close and see your favorite cold-blooded creatures, featuring snakes, lizards, and more.

October 30, 2019 | Jedi Duo Show

Your little ones will love this theatrical show filled with excitement and big laughs. The galactic princess and Jedi villain bring to life a classic story of good vs evil. Feel free to wear your costumes to take some photos after the show!

Kids Club at The Commons at Calabasas

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Stop by The Commons at Calabasas (4799 Commons Way) every Tuesday night at 6pm for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so on.

October 1, 2019 | The BeatBuds

Join musicians Jonathan and Matthew as they stimulate your child’s mind through upbeat and interactive original music. The BeatBuds inspire the creative and logical minds while providing a fun and engaging experience through song.

October 8, 2019 | Allen Oshiro

Direct from The Magic Castle, this expert magician will perform classic and new tricks in this interactive show. Children and families will be amazed with his fantastic illusions and fun!

October 15, 2019 | Noteworthy Puppets

Enjoy an engaging storytelling show with the wonderful Noteworthy Puppets! In this musical adventure, the legend begins as Zorro must save the local town from a corrupt politician with a diabolical plan.

October 22, 2019 | Reptile Family

Learn all about these fascinating animals with trainers, Courtney and Chris! Get up close and see your favorite cold-blooded creatures, featuring snakes, lizards, and more.

October 29, 2019 | Jedi Duo Show

Your little ones will love this theatrical show filled with excitement and big laughs. The galactic princess and Jedi villain bring to life a classic story of good vs evil. Feel free to wear your costumes to take some photos after the show!

For more information, visit www.shopcommons.com.