Rock City Studios in Camarillo

Located at 2258 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo, Rock City Studios is a facility that offers private lessons, rehearsal studio, recording studio, drum lab and a stage for performances.  Rock City is managed by music professionals who have spent their careers in the recording industry.  They have professional recording equipment on hand there.  I've been to the facility and they have their act together!  For more information, visit www.rockcitystudios.org or call 805.383.3555.

MacKinnon Dance Academy

The MacKinnon Dance Academy is located at 2200 Outlet Center Drive, #420 in Oxnard. This 4500 sq ft facility has been located at The Palms Outlet Center since December 2006 but has been in operation for over 3 decades in Oxnard. Children and adults from beginners to advanced students can take classes in tap, jazz, ballet, Scottish Highland and other types of dance.  More information at www.mackinnondance.com or 805.485.0115.

Birthday Parties at Thousand Oaks Community Center

 

The Thousand Oaks Community Center offers a fun and easy way to throw your child’s next birthday party.

With lots of locations and eleven themes to choose from, every party is customized to you and your birthday child’s needs. Our parties are an excitement packed celebration planned and hosted for children 3-12 years old that include decorations, balloons, crafts and games!

Packages start at $300 for a two hour party. For more information or to reserve a date call a party host at the Thousand Oaks Community Center (located at Thousand Oaks Community Park) on 2525 N. Moorpark Road at 805-381-2793 or visit crpd.org/parkfac/1koaks/birthdays/default.asp.

Free Airplane Rides for Kids in Camarillo and Santa Paula

Each month, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 723 offers free flights to youth ages 8 through 17, weather permitting. Reservations for the flights can be made by phone with the Young Eagle coordinator, Neal Fowler. He takes reservations the week preceding the first Saturday of the month. Neal can be reached at 805-647-6994.

The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give young people the opportunity to fly in a general aviation airplane. EAA volunteers will explain what you will see and do pre-flight, then take you on a 15 to 20 minute flight. After the flight, your pilot will present you with your own Young Eagles logbook, along with an entry for the flight.

In Camarillo, flights take place from the EAA Hangar Area at 501 Aviation Drive at the Camarillo Airport on the first Saturday of the month. Look for signs; it is next to Commemorative Air Force, CAF Museum, and near the Animal Shelter. Please park on the street, Aviation Way. DO NOT PARK in the CAF Parking Lot.

In Santa Paula, flights are from Santa Paula Airport and take place on the first Sunday of each month. Look for signs.

Visit www.eaa723.org/young_eagles.html for more information.

United States Youth Volleyball League

United States Youth Volleyball League has leagues in cities throughout Ventura County. We are a youth nonprofit recreational volleyball league designed to help spread the excitement of volleyball to all boys and girls ages 7-15.

The 8-week league runs from September to November of each year in Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks as well as in Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Moorpark and Simi Valley.

These are non-competitive leagues and no standings are kept. We have 1 midweek practice and Saturday morning games. Our philosophy is “Every Child Plays” and we provide an instructional league where children learn to play in a safe, fun and supervised environment. At USYVL “Volleyball Starts Here."

Visit www.usyvl.org or call 888-988-7985 to find the location nearest you.

Tawni's Ponies & Animal World Petting Zoo

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At Tawni's Ponies & Animal World Petting Zoo provides pony rides, petting farms, for birthday parties, school events, carnivals, company picnics and other special events.

Serving Ventura County, West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley. Santa Clarita Valley & Santa Barbara.

More information at www.animalworldpettingzoo.com or call 805.524.5181.

Camarillo Art Center

The Camarillo Art Center is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization which promotes interest in a broad range of visual art forms. The CAC maintains an art gallery for local artists and art students to present their work to the public. CAC also develops various programs, sponsors classes and houses an art library to foster art education.

Located at 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, the gallery is open for viewing 1-4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.CACweb.net or call 805.445.7061 for more information.

Breaking thru Barriers Program for Teens, Young Adults with ASD

Breaking thru Barriers is a mentor program for teens and adults to learn to become social models for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Breaking thru Barriers is structured social environment for teens and young adults with and without ASD to develop friendships and social networks. Our goal is to provide structured social opportunities with peer mediated groups. Teens from local high schools and colleges interested in being peer mentors are able to develop relationships with local persons with ASD. It is our hope that these friendships will support young adults in the community and open additional social opportunities with new friends.

BREAKING THRU BARRIERS ANNOUNCES: A NEW SOCIAL HANGOUT FOR TEENS AND ADULTS WITH ASD. Registration now open. Meets Tues-Thurs, 6-8pm. Visit www.breakingthrubarriers.org to learn more and sign up. Located in Newbury Park.