Thousand Oaks Library to Host Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween Events October 28, 31

On Saturday, October 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Thousand Oaks Library will host a family Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at the Newbury Park Library.

The program will include musical performances, including the Estrada Brothers, on the parking lot stage. Staff and volunteers will host craft tables where visitors can decorate skulls, butterflies and more to make an altar in the memory of a loved one.

Tuesday October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m., stop by the Brimhall Children’s Library for a friendly Halloween Festival. Children ages 3 to 6 can enjoy crafts and games from 4 to 6 p.m., stories at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. and a costume parade in a non-scary environment at 5 p.m.

These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. For more information visit www.tolibrary.org, or call 805-449-2660, option 7.

2017 October Classic 5K & 10K Events in Ojai on Saturday, October 28th

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The October Classic 5K and 10K Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Ojai Valley Community Hospital, 1306 Maricopa Hwy. Proceeds benefit the Hospital.

Pre-register for the event by visiting www.octoberclassic.org. Or register the morning of the event beginning at 7 a.m. 5K/10K races start at 8 am; wheelchair races and walk at 9 am. Wear you Halloween costume!

This year will also feature the Paws for a Cause canine walk. Bring your favorite 4 legged friend out to Walk N' Wag along with our annual October Classic Event. There will be a prize for the best dressed Pooch, so if they enjoy dressing up, please encourage them to! The first 50 pre-registered doggies will receive Event Bandanas!

2017 Peace Pumpkin Fest in Camarillo on Saturday, October 28th

The 7th Annual Peace Pumpkin Fest at Peace Lutheran Church, 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo is planned for Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 3pm.  Free admission.  Tickets can be purchased for attractions such as hay rides, face painting, carnival games, inflatables, petting zoo, hot dogs and more. www.peacecamarillo.com/pumpkin-fest.html

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Veterans Day Event at Reagan Presidential Library on November 10, 2017

To honor the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Event on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. The day’s activities include live musical entertainment, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display, and a program honoring all branches of our military.

The program, which begins at 11:00 a.m., includes an honor guard, live music, and remarks by keynote speaker Bryan Anderson. Bryan enlisted in the Army in April 2001 and had a ‘ship out’ date of September 11, 2001. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and was stationed in the Baghdad area. He attained the rank of Sergeant in the Military Police (MP). In October 2005, Bryan was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted in the loss of both legs and his left hand. As a result of his injuries, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to have survived his injuries in Iraq. Following the program, Bryan will be signing copies of his book, No Turning Back: One Man’s Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination and Hope. Books must be purchased through the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

Outdoor events and the program are free to attend, however reservations are recommended to attend the program. Museum admission rates apply to visit the Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion, including our special exhibit, Titanic at the Reagan Library and An American Christmas. Veterans with valid ID will receive free admission to the Museum on November 10 and 11. Active U.S. military members with valid ID are always free.

www.reaganfoundation.org/programs-events

8th Annual Living Green Expo at Simi Valley Town Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017

The City of Simi Valley presents its 8th Annual Living Green Expo at the Simi Valley Town Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The event will feature dozens of green vendors, fun, free scavenger hunt game, live entertainment, sustainability tips, kids' activities, recycling opportunities and more.

Visit www.simivalleychamber.org/living-green-expo for more information.

2017 Veterans Day Ceremony at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Saturday, November 11th

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The Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District and supporting organizations present a Veterans Day Ceremony at Rancho Tapo Community Park & Veterans Plaza, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11am. More information at www.rsrpd.org.