Kids Bowl Free This Summer at Various Ventura County Bowling Centers

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Here's a great summer deal that will bowl you over! Bowling alleys across the country are offering Kids Bowl Free deals during the summer months once again this year!

Up to two games per kid on designated days and times, subject to lane availability. Note that applicable ages for Kids Bowl Free vary up to 15 to 18.

The deal also does not apply to parties, camps and other organized events. And lastly, the deal does not include bowling shoe rental. With no further ado, here are local alleys in Ventura County and nearby areas that are participating in Kids Bowl Free!

NOTE: You first must visit www.kidsbowlfree.com and register with specific bowling alleys. After registering your children, you will receive coupons via email or through mobile devices, and in turn redeem them at the time of purchase. In addition to the 2 FREE Games, you may be able to purchase a family package (at participating centers) and generally must pay for standard shoe rental rates at the time of bowling.

Buena Lanes in Ventura will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm for kids 15 and under, from May 28 to August 28, 2019

Harley's Camarillo Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 3 to August 30, 2019.

Harley's Simi Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 3 to August 30, 2019.

Harley's Valley Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids ages 18 and under, from June 3 to August 30, 2019.

Winnetka Bowl in Canoga Park will offer Kids Bowl Free May 1 to August 30, 2019, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm and Thursday from noon to 4pm for kids 15 and under.

Zodo's Bowling and Beyond in Santa Barbara will offer Kids Bowl Free June 1 to September 1, 2019, 7 days a week to kids 16 and under from 9am (8:30 Sat/Sun) to 4pm.

Click this link to pin down information about all the local Ventura County area bowling alleys.

AV Wall - The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park in Simi Valley May 24 through 28

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The AV Wall - The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall - is coming to Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley on Memorial Weekend 2019. The wall is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

The structure will be installed for an opening ceremony at 4pm on May 24th. Public viewing will be 24 hours a day until 8am on May 28th. There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27th at 4pm.

Local veterans will be on hand to meet with visitors and answer questions for many of the hours the wall is open for viewing.

Taps will be played nightly at 10pm.

Learn more about the wall at AVWall.org.

Black Bear Diner Simi Valley Anticipates Grand Opening in Late May 2019

A clear indication of things to come at the future home of Black Bear Diner Simi Valley.

A clear indication of things to come at the future home of Black Bear Diner Simi Valley.

I’m not going to hold my breath on this date as we’ve been reporting on the anticipated Black Bear Diner Simi Valley since May of last year, but Black Bear Diner corporate offices indicates an anticipated grand opening date of May 27th for the new location at 2022 First Street, next to Smashburger, at Los Angeles Avenue.

While it may or may not be the exact date, construction is definitely moving along. And there are multiple bear sightings at the site. And lastly, Simi Valley is listed in the Locations section of the Black Bear Diner section of the site at blackbeardiner.com/locations.

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Founded in 1995, Black Bear Diner is a fast-growing family restaurant serving home-style comfort food classics at over 110 locations. Breakfast is served all day, including omelettes and scrambles, classic 2-egg combos like chicken fried steak and thick-cut smoked bacon, pancakes, waffles and French toast and other items. Lunch includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and other specialties. Dinner items include a number of down home favorites like Housemade Meatloaf and Slow-Cooked Pot Roast, steaks, chicken and waffle, etc. Learn more at blackbeardiner.com.

The Grill by Green Acres to Close Its Doors on Sunday, April 28th

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Five hours ago, the following message was posted to The Grill by Green Acres Facebook Page, much to the disappointment of hundreds of local residents:

“Regretfully, after only one year, The Grill by Green Acres will be closing its doors on Sunday, April 28th. We are very grateful to our employees and customers who have supported us during this year and we hope to see you one last time. It is very difficult to express the heartache and sadness that we are going through.

Green Acres Farm Market and Catering has served the community of Simi Valley for 50 years and will continue to operate as usual.

Any gift cards from The Grill by Green Acres will be honored at Green Acres Farm Market and Catering.

Thank you very much for your patronage, your encouragement, and your friendship.

As noted, this will not impact the Green Acres Farm Market and Catering.

www.thegrillbygreenacres.com

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www.simigreenacres.com

Burgerim to Open New Locations in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard

UPDATE 4/11/19: Thousand Oaks Burgerim now open at 1610 E. T.O. Blvd.

UPDATE: The Simi Valley Burgerim opened in September 2018.

Burgerim Thousand Oaks will be located next to Nothing Bundt Cakes

Burgerim Thousand Oaks will be located next to Nothing Bundt Cakes

ORIGINAL POST 6/19/18

Burgerim is expanding rapidly throughout Ventura County with planned new locations in Thousand Oaks (1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste C), Simi Valley (1390-2 Madera Road, Suite P1-2), Ventura (Pacific View Mall), Camarillo (Premium Outlets, 740 Ventura Blvd, Unit 0228) and Oxnard (Northside Plaza, 191 E. Gonzales Road).

Camarillo location opened July 23rd.

Ventura (440 E. Main Street) location opened earlier this year.

Shout-out to Amelia S for the heads up.

Existing locations are the original Ventura County location in Newbury Park that opened in March 2017 and a Ventura location early this year at 440 E. Main Street.

Burgerim means "many burgers" in Hebrew. The eatery serves up 2.8 ounce burgers made to order individually, in duos or in trios. Your choices include 3 types of buns, 11 patties (beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, Merguez (spicy beef), turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, veggie, Spanish beef and falafel and a variety of sauces and toppings.

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Black Bear Diner Coming Later This Year to Simi Valley

Update 3/2/19: Carol Ames submitted the photo below, showing construction preparations at 2022 First Street.

Progress!? Carol Ames submitted this photo of some action 2022 First Street, Simi Valley recently.

Progress!? Carol Ames submitted this photo of some action 2022 First Street, Simi Valley recently.

UPDATE 2/17/19 - Well, it’s taking longer than originally anticipated and there’s no date, but Black Bear Diner still appears to be opening at some point in Simi Valley. blackbeardiner.com/locations-coming-soon

Originally posted 5/28/18:

Founded in 1995, Black Bear Diner is a fast-growing family restaurant serving home-style comfort food classics at over 110 locations. It will be opening a location at First Street and Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley this year. Nearest locations are currently in Tarzana and Santa Clarita.

Breakfast is served all day, including omelettes and scrambles, classic 2-egg combos like chicken fried steak and thick-cut smoked bacon, pancakes, waffles and French toast and other items. Lunch includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and other specialties. Dinner items include a number of down home favorites like Housemade Meatloaf and Slow-Cooked Pot Roast, steaks, chicken and waffle, etc.

Learn more at blackbeardiner.com.

The founders of Black Bear Diner tell their story.

Chick-fil-A Simi Valley Grand Opening on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Chick-fil-A Simi Valley at 2460 Sycamore Drive will be opening its doors on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Residents with valid ID showing they live in the following zip codes (91301, 91313, 91360, 93015, 93040, 93065, 91304, 91319, 91362, 93016, 93062, 93094, 91307, 91358, 91377, 93020, 93063, 93099, 91311, 91359, 91381, 93021, 93064) are eligible to participate in the opening celebration and a 12 hour First 100 Campout.

Registration for the First 100 Campout will begin at 6 pm on February 20th and the event will end at 6 am on the 21st. The restaurant opens at 6:30 am. This is a 12-hour campout.

Visit thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/News/Future-Openings for more information.

Previously at this location was a Denny’s that served the community for many decades.

More details on the 12 Hour Campout:

The 12 Hour Campout works as foll

Fows. The first 100 people that arrive at 6 pm the day before the grand opening (most Campouts are 24 hours and begin at 6 am the prior day – the Simi Valley Campout is just 12 hours). If less than 100 people show up, your eligibility will be verified and you will be registered for the event. If more than 100 people show up, there will be a drawing to select 100 individuals and 10 alternates to participate.

You must then remain onsite for the next 12 hours and participate. Bring tents, sleeping bags, games, books, etc. for the overnight campout. You must stay onsite. You can’t sit in your car or switch places with someone else. You may also bring up to five guests, ages five and up. Rain does not cancel the event.

The next day, the chosen first 100 customers that participate int the event until 6 am will receive Chick-fil-A digital offer cards pre-loaded with 52 Chick-fil-A #1 meal per week for a year. Each meal contains a chicken sandwich, medium waffle fries and a medium drink.

FAQ at www.chick-fil-a.com/Contact-Support#first_100