Aspire Dance Studio in Thousand Oaks

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Aspire Dance Studio is located at 1655 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 101, Thousand Oaks.

Aspire offers classes for ages 3 through adult, in various styles such as: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, improv, musical theater, yoga and Zumba.

Visit www.aspiredancestudio.com or call 805.379.3822.

Platinum Sports Center in Simi Valley

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The 30,000 sq ft Platinum Sports Center facility at 160 W. Cochran Street in Simi Valley is a one stop location with elite level gymnastics equipment, parkour, trampoline park, sports training and more.

The facility also has a state of the art audio/visual system, pro shop, snack bar, viewing areas and free Wi-Fi. There's also Platinum Dance, Platinum Mixed Martial Arts, Platinum Urban and Platinum Fitness classes.

Open gym is a supervised, non-structured, open play time at Platinum, including full use of the trampoline courts, parkour zone, spring floors and foam pits. Hours (as of February 2019) are Fridays (7+) 8-10PM, Saturdays (6-12) 6-8PM and Saturdays (7+) 8-10PM. Members $10, non-members $15.

For more information, visit www.platinumsportscenterus.com or call 805.527.6662.

DojoBoom Extreme Air Sports in Thousand Oaks

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DojoBoom Extreme Air Sports opened at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks on November 3, 2017. 

Offering over 50,000 sq. feet of extreme attractions, including trampolines, launching decks, Ninja Obstacle Course, Extreme Dodgeball, AirDunk, SlackLine, Trapeze, Aerial Silks, a huge climbing wall, foam pits and more.

Hours (as of January 2019):

  • Sun-Thu 9-10am KidJump (6 and under only), 10am-9pm Open Jump (all ages)

  • Fri-Sat 9-10am KidJump, 10am-9pm Open Jump, 9pm-midnight Club Nights (15+)

Birthday party packages available. 

Pricing (as of January 2019) starts at $19 per hour for ages 7 and up ($15 for ages 6 and under). Must purchase and wear special DojoBoom grip socks ($3 - and they have a number of designs).

Learn more at www.dojoboom.com or call 805.410.4690.

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Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Classes in Westlake Village

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Established in 1975, Mission: Renaissance®, The World’s Leader in Fine Art Instruction, where tens of thousands who were previously unable to draw or paint have brought their dreams to life and can now express themselves as artists.

There is a local location at 5776-A1 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. Group art lessons available for birthdays too!

More information at www.fineartclasses.com/mission-renaissance-studio-locations/westlake-village-art-classes or call 818.735.0980.

Channel Islands YMCA - 2 Ventura County Locations

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The Channel Islands YMCA is an association of seven YMCA branches serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

The Camarillo Family YMCA at 3111 Village at the Park Drive (805.484.0423) provides access to health and wellness information and activities for all ages. The Camarillo Family YMCA- Hiji Center has a wide variety of adult and senior programs, including aquatics, aerobics and cardiovascular exercise, weight and strength training, yoga, basketball and volleyball leagues, triathlon training and more!

The Aquatics Center at the Camarillo Family YMCA provides instructional swim programs for all ages, ability levels and interests. Youth and adult lessons are offered year round as well as special classes for those with physical limitations. More info at www.ciymca.org/camarillo.

The Ventura Family YMCA at 3760 Telegraph Road (805.642.2131) has served the City of Ventura for over 130 years. It got its start on September 30, 1887 with a house that was purchased on the corner of Santa Clara and Oak Street. Today, the Ventura Family YMCA has grown with an expansive 6,000 facility members and provides childcare to over 200 children in its after-school programs. More information at www.ciymca.org/ventura.

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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 $15 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.

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Camarillo Bat-R-Up (Indoor Batting Cages)

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Camarillo Bat-R-Up offers indoor batting cages for individual sessions, private instruction and parties and is open 7 days a week.

They are located at 487 Dawson Drive in Camarillo. Visit www.camarillobatrup.com or call 805.987.BATR (2287).

  • Arm pitching machines

  • Baseball: 40 - 60 - 80 mph

  • Softball: slow and fast pitch

  • Pro cage for private instruction

  • Batting equipment and supplies

All Stars Athletics Indoor Batting Cages and Sports Training Facility in Newbury Park

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All Stars Athletics, located at 711 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Newbury Park, is a 13,000 sq. ft. indoor sports facility that provides training and instructional opportunities in baseball, softball, soccer and more.

There are 7 automated baseball/softball batting cages suitable for ages 5 to adult, a 3,500 sq. ft. multi-sport astro turf training area, a team room area that seats up to 15 people, waiting area with WiFi access and more. They also offer party and corporate event packages with fully supervised and customized games and optional access to batting machines.

Visit www.allstarsathletics.com or call 805.498.6200 for more information.

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The Hit Factory Baseball and Softball Training Facility in Thousand Oaks

Located at 2001 Anchor Court, Unit A, Thousand Oaks, The Hit Factory is a 23,000 sq ft indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. The facility offers classes, clinics, group and individual training, birthday parties and more. Visit thfbaseball.com or call 805.375.1414 for more information.

Viridian Art Academy in Agoura Hills

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Viridian Art Academy opened in the Whizin Market Square, 28869 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, in September 2018, offering:

  • Weekly Art Classes for Kids, Teens, & Adults

  • Seasonal Art Camps and Workshops

  • Drop-in Art and Open Studio

  • Kids Art Parties

  • Adult Art Parties

  • Painting Kits

  • Sculpting Kits

And more. Visit www.viridianart.com/agoura or call 818.532.7878 for more information.