Calabasas Academy of Dance offers classes in ballet, pointe, tap , jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, break dancing and musical theater dance. The training is geared towards both aspiring professionals and students who may choose another career path. Faculty consists of highly trained individuals who have danced professionally in ballet companies, Broadway shows, and TV & film. Located at 4505 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 102, Calabasas. Visit calabasasacademyofdance.com or call 818.880.8152 for more information.
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.
July 2, 2019 | Reptile Family & Bird Show
Get ready to discover feathery friends like macaws, cockatoos and parrots—as well as creatures that slither! The unique, up-close presentation allows kids and parents alike to learn and hold these beautiful companions.
July 9, 2019 | Magic with Joe
Joe has many tricks up his sleeve that are sure to impress even the most discerning of young wizards. Kids of all ages will laugh and be in complete awe of what this master has in store.
July 16, 2019 | Baila Baila
Feel the rhythm and stomp your feet to rock and roll, reggae, and Latin beats with award-winning children’s musician, Isa. Her collection of bilingual tunes is sure to wow and wear everyone out!
July 23, 2019 | The Wizard of Oz Show
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with an appearance from the nationally renowned Judy Garland impressionist. Created by Garland’s son and currently on tour in the U.S., the highly lauded show will transport you to the Yellow Brick Road once again.
July 30, 2019 | David Skale Magic
David Skale invites you on a magical adventure filled with endless fun and tons of laughs. You’ll cheer him on as he performs an impressive set of wacky tricks.
For more information, visit www.shopcommons.com.
Brandon's Buddies is a free kids club that meets every month at Brandon's Village at Gates Canyon Park located at 25801 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Calabasas. This playground is the first fully-accessible playground in the region. The day may include integrated play, face painting, arts and crafts, entertainment and treats. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
All children with and without disabilities and their families who want to spend a great day playing in the sunshine and making friends are invited to participate!
Brandon's Buddies gives children with disabilities the opportunity to play with their typically-able peers, while giving their parents a chance to share experiences and advice with other parents/caregivers. It gives children without disabilities the chance to get to know their peers and gain greater awareness and compassion.
Note from Conejo Joe: The group meets USUALLY (some exceptions noted) the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. But make sure to check in advance. Or just show up.
Upcoming dates (as of 12/19/18): Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1, Jul 13, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is a non-profit organization that provides time-tested programs offering leadership training, character development, fine arts, academic support, technology, health and fitness.
Clubs feature Learning Centers, Games Rooms, Computer Technology Centers, Fine Arts Rooms, Multi-Purpose Rooms, and Character and Leadership Centers. For grades 5 through 8. Visit www.bgcconejo.org for more information. Also spring/summer camps for grades 1 to 12.
- Sequoia Boys & Girls Club at Sequoia Middle School 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park (805.375.5635)
- Redwood Boys & Girls Club at Redwood Middle School 233 Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks (818.674.9266)
- Marion & John E. Anderson Youth Center at Los Cerritos Middle School 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks (805.493.2917)
- Cal and Marje Johnston Boys & Girls Club at Colina Middle School 1450 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks (805.449.1309)
- Lindero Canyon Boys & Girls Club at Lindero Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills (818.483.6303)
- Dr. Richard Grossman Boys & Girls Club at Chaparral Elementary School, 22601 Liberty Bell Road, Calabasas (818.224.3097)
- Club Bay Laurel at Bay Laurel Elementary School, 24740 Paseo Primario, Calabasas (818.225.8660)
- Jacqueline & Albert "Bud" Marley Boys & Girls Club at AE Wright Middle School 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Agoura Hills
- A.C. Stelle Club for 5th graders at Chaparral Elementary School, 22450 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas (818.225.8406)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offers a variety of indoor spaces for rent for family events, fundraisers and meetings at the Sequoia, Colina and Los Cerritos clubs listed above. Contact individual clubs for more information about facility rentals.
American Youth Soccer Organization Region 4, covers the areas of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Calabasas,.
Age divisions range from 5U to 19U.
Pre-registration for the summer starts in the spring.
For more information, visit www.aysoregion4.com.
The City of Calabasas' Juan Bautista de Anza Park at 3701 Lost Hills Road (corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes) has facility and recreation space available for rent. The rental space is ideal for birthday parties, holiday gatherings, corporate picnics, or company retreats.
There are three separate age appropriate play areas, a water fountain that shoots water streams eight feet into the air during the summer and a large sport court. This is a fun park that my kids always enjoy! Access to trails too!
Three large picnic areas are available. Each area seats 80 (240 combined). The park’s game and basketball courts may also be rented for party use. A multi-purpose room with panoramic views are also available for rental.
More information at www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation/deanza.html or call 818.880.6461.
Tri-Valley Roller Hockey League is for players of all ages, including Fall youth, teen and adult divisions ages 6 and up as well as summer youth and coed leagues. All games are played at the outdoor rink at Juan Bautista de Anza Park at 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. More information available at www.tvrhl.com.
Southern California Lacrosse Association locally includes teams from Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Oak Park for boys and girls in grades 3 through 12. Visit scla-online.clubsetup.com for more information.
Individual team websites are as follows:
Westlake Lacrosse Club www.westlakelaxclub.com
Thousand Oaks Knights Lacrosse www.thousandoakslacrosse.com
Simi Valley Lacrosse www.simivalleylacrosse.com
Oak Park Eagles Lacross www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=OAKPARKEAGLESLAXYOUTH&s=lacrosse&t=c
Calabasas Lacrosse www.calabasaslax.com
The 7 acre Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas includes picnic areas with barbeques, fitness course, children's play area, basketball court, tennis courts and plenty of open grass area. The park is north of the 101 freeway and east of Las Virgenes.
Designed by Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit organization that designs and builds universally accessible playgrounds, and opened in October 2006, Brandon’s Village features playground equipment that is over 70% independently playable for children with disabilities and also provides meaningful and stimulating play opportunities for able-bodied children.
Gates Canyon Park / Brandon's Village is located at 25801 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Calabasas. Call 818.880.6461 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/vtour/parks-recreation/gates-canyon.html for more information.
There is a huge play area for 5 to 12 year olds with many unique features not seen in other parks, such as a unique roller-driven slide and a large "swaying" ship. There is also a separate play area for younger children. The video below doesn't quite do the place justice but will give you some feel for how cool Brandon's Village is. This is a "must visit" place in my opinion if you live in the area with kids!
Barnes & Noble bookstores offer up some great storytimes for kids at designated times. Below is information about local B&N stores in Ventura County and nearby areas.
Children's Storytime in the Childrens' Department of Barnes & Noble at The Promenade at 160 S Westlake Boulevard, Thousand Oaks on Saturday mornings at 11am and certain other days and time frames. For more information and upcoming events, call 805.446.2820 or visit store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2751.
Children's Storytime at The Commons at Calabasas location, 4735 Commons Way, is on certain Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and periodically Toddler Storytimes are on Thursday mornings at 10am. For more information and upcoming events, call 818.222.0542 or visit store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2054.
Children's Storytimes at the Ventura Gateway, 4820 Telephone Road, Barnes & Noble location vary from some Friday night storytimes at 7pm (geared towards ages 2 to 8), Saturday morning storytimes at 11am and Tuesday morning Toddler Storytimes at 9:30am, but do check first as dates/times can vary! For more information and upcoming events, call 805.339.0990 or visit store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2054.
For other locations and information, visit www.barnesandnoble.com.