Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

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Free events and programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit samofund.org/calendar.

Most activities subject to cancellation if there's significant rain.

Sat 7/21 7-8:30pm - Park After Dark - Sunset Tarantula Hike at Rancho Sierra Vista - Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains. There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring water and a flashlight just in case. Meet in main parking lot. All ages are welcome and the parking is free. Directions: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.

Sat 7/21 8-9PM - Park Ater Dark - The Stars of Paramount Ranch - Go behind the scenes with a ranger and explore Paramount Ranch at night!  Enter a dark, empty town built for the movies. Stand on a dangerous abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here. Bring a flashlight, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Stargazing will be available if the sky is clear.

Sun 7/29 10-11am - Set to Screen Walk at Paramount Ranch - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels.

Sat 8/4 8:30-10am: Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at SM Mountains Visitor Center - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels

Sat 8/4 7-10:30pm: Night Sky Festival at Paramount Ranch - Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wonder what’s above us? Here’s your chance to experience the night sky with astronomers and discover the vast expanse beyond earth. Telescopes will be directed at other planets and objects in our Milky Way Galaxy. Fun, educational children activities will be available. Kids can also become a Night Sky Junior Ranger! Remember to bring a red lens flashlight to help preserve our night vision throughout the event.

The event goes from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.:

  • 7:00 – 9:00: Kid’s Activities
  • 7:00 – 8:00: Native American night sky stories by Hupa native Kat High
  • 7:30 – 8:30: Night Sky Preservation Presentation by Ashley Pipkin
  • 8:30 – 10:30: Telescope Viewing

Ashley Pipkin is a Natural Sound and Night Skies Biologist, for the Pacific west region of the National Park Service. Her presentation will focus on ecological impacts of light pollution on humans and wildlife.

Parking and entrance is free. Paramount Ranch is located at 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills. For more information please call the Visitor Center at 805-370-2301.

Wed 8/8 8-10am- Beginners' Birdwalk at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Conejo Valley Audubon invites birders of all experience levels to attend our monthly Beginner Bird Walks at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. These walks will be held on the second Wednesday of each month. We will meet at 8:00am at the main parking lot, which is accessible off Lynn Rd at Via Goleta in Newbury Park. Rancho Sierra Vista is an excellent place to see many of the oak woodlands birds that are common in the Conejo Valley. We will take time to introduce beginning birders to these species and the best techniques for locating and identifying them.
If you have binoculars, please bring them. A few pairs of loaner binoculars will be available. Wear comfortable walking shoes. No sign-up is needed; just show up. Heavy rain will cancel the walk.

Sat 8/18 6:30-8:30pm - Park After Dark - Sunset Tarantula Hike at Rancho Sierra Vista - Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains. There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring water and a flashlight just in case. Meet in main parking lot. All ages are welcome and the parking is free. Directions: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.

Sun 8/19 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sun 8/19 7:30-9:30pm - Silents Under the Stars at Paramount Ranch - FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926) starring Greta Garbo, John Gilbert and Lars Hanson. Directed by Clarence Brown. John Gilbert and Lars Hanson play childhood friends who long ago swore a bond of eternal friendship. The seductive Greta Garbo, entrancing them both, creates a dangerous triangle that tests their loyalty. Silents Under the Stars is presented by the Silent Film Society of Hollywood Heritage. Surprise short subjects will be shown before each feature. All films will feature live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla and will be presented on authentic 16mm projectors. Guided walking tours of the ranch grounds will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets $6.00 for the general public. $3.00 for children under 12.

Thu 8/23 Day Hike at Malibu Creek State Park 8am to 12:30pm - Moderately paced 8 mile 1000 gain hike including Lookout Trail with great views, Century Lake, and Reagan picnic area. Meet 8 AM at Cornell & Mulholland dirt parking area (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd, exit 36, south 1/2 mile, turn left on Cornell and veer to right continuing south 3 miles, past Paramount Ranch, to paved entrance of dirt parking area on east side of street just south of Mulholland Hwy). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Sat 8/25 6-7:30pm - Native American Dance Demonstration at Rancho Sierra Vista - Kathy Willcuts and Steven Garcia will perform traditional Native American dance, including Northern Traditional and shawl dancing. Steven Garcia is of Yaqui-Mescalero, Tongva descent and will be performing Northern Traditional style. Kathy Willcuts will be performing traditional Shawl dancing from her Rosebud Lakota tribe. Each dance demonstration will have a brief explanation of the meaning of the dance. Steven and Kathy are dedicated presenters at the Satwiwa Culture Center. They each present various workshops throughout the year. There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring camping chairs for comfortableness. All ages welcome. If you have general questions about the location and directions please call the visitor center at 805-370-2301.

Sun 8/26 10-11am - Set to Screen Walk at Paramount Ranch - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels.

Sat 9/1 8:30-10am: Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at SM Mountains Visitor Center - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels.

Sat 9/1 6:30-8:30pm - Park After Dark - Sunset Tarantula Hike at Rancho Sierra Vista - Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains. There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring water and a flashlight just in case. Meet in main parking lot. All ages are welcome and the parking is free. Directions: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.

Sun 9/16 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sun 9/30 10-11am - Set to Screen Walk at Paramount Ranch - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels.

Sat 10/6 8:30-10am: Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at SM Mountains Visitor Center - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels

Sun 10/21 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sun 10/28 10-11am - Set to Screen Walk at Paramount Ranch - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels.

Sat 11/3 8:30-10am: Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at SM Mountains Visitor Center - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels

Sun 11/18 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sun 11/25 10-11am - Set to Screen Walk at Paramount Ranch - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels.

Sat 12/1 8:30-10am: Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at SM Mountains Visitor Center - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels

Sun 12/16 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sun 12/30 10-11am - Set to Screen Walk at Paramount Ranch - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels.

 Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

 King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

 Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Directions to various locations

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Ventura Fwy (101) to Chesebro Rd exit. Turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Chesebro Rd. Go north 1 mile to park entrance. Turn right and follow road to parking lot.

Circle X Ranch: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.

Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.

Mishe Mokwa Trailhead: 1.75 miles north of the Circle X contact station along Yerba Buena Road. Parking lot is on right.

King Gillette Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

Malibu Creek State Park: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Park entrance is 0.25 mile south of the intersection on Las Virgenes Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy: north on Malibu Canyon Rd to park entrance on left.

Paramount Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) to Kanan Rd exit. South on Kanan 0.5 mile. Left on Cornell Way and veer to right. South 2.5 miles, entrance is on right side of the road.

Peter Strauss Ranch is located at 30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left at Via Goleta. Continue all the way to a parking lot where the road ends. To get to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the parking area to brown wooden building. 

Wendy Trailhead: Ventura Fwy (101) to Wendy Dr. exit. South on Wendy Dr to dirt pullout at intersection with Potrero Rd.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch: From Ventura Fwy (101): Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Go 0.1 mile and turn right into entrance of King Gillette Ranch. The visitor center is the first building on your right. 26867 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

2018 Camarillo Fiesta Association Fiesta & Street Fair, July 19-22

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The Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is a large community celebration in Old Town Camarillo along Ventura Boulevard planned for July 19-22, 2018. This event features carnival rides, food and crafts vendors, entertainment, car show, kids' activities, carnival rides and a beer and wine garden. We've been to this event a number of times and always enjoy the live music and carnival setting. The event is free to attend. Tickets for carnival rides for sale at the event.

Thursday, July 19th: Carnival Special Dollar Day 6-10PM (rides only $1 each this night only!)

Friday, July 20th 6-10pm: Dizdar Stage Entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kidz Fun Zone and Candyland Carnival 

Saturday, July 21st 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Candyland Carnival, Kidz Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

Sunday, July 22nd: 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Candyland Carnival, Kidz Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

For more information and event details and shuttle schedule, visit www.CamarilloFiesta.com.

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2018 Paint the Town Pink Fundraising Event for Breast Cancer Survivors in Thousand Oaks on October 2nd

The Oaks and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center are kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Paint the Town Pink," a fun night out to raise funds for the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. Paint the Town Pink will be held in JC Penney court area of The Oaks
Shopping Center on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 6pm.

Admission includes one complimentary signature cocktail, delicious appetizers and desserts and a fabulous silent auction. Purchase advance tickets at www.CancerSupportVVSB.org or call (805) 379-4777. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, a local nonprofit with a mission to ensure that all adults and children impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

About the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Celebrating more than two decades of providing support, education and hope to people fighting cancer, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is an independently governed and funded chapter of Cancer Support Community, the 50-member nation-wide organization. Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara serves more than 3,200 local residents affected by cancer each year with programs throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and into the San Fernando Valley.  Programs are offered in English and Spanish and are all provided free of charge. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or call 805-379-4777.

Upcoming Events and Free Programs at the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch Libraries

 Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

There are two great Thousand Oaks libraries; the Grant R. Brimhall (GRB) Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch (NPB) is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139).  These libraries provide year-round free events, activities and programs for all ages. Selected events from time to time will be covered here.

Visit the library website at www.toaks.org/library to learn more. 

(The programs below are updated periodically to remove past events)

Programs and Special Events

Free Tuesday Night Movie Screenings at NP Library:

  • 7/24: The Princess Bride (1987 PG)
  • 7/31: Encounters at the End of the World (2007 G)
  • 8/7: Looper (2012 R)
  • 8/14: The Time Traveler's Wife (2009 PG-13)
  • 8/21: 12 Monkeys (1995 R)
  • 8/28: Stranger Than Fiction (2006 PG-13)

Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:

  • 7/23: Midnight in Paris (2011 PG-13)
  • 8/6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017 PG-13)
  • 8/20: The Hundred Foot Journey (2014 PG)

Sun 7/29 2-3pm TO Library - The Romantic Spirit - violin/piano duo from LA Phil.

Summer Trivia Challenge! Calling all trivia buffs! Teams of two compete in a battle of wits for a chance to win Amazon gift cards. All ages and spectators welcome. Find a partner and join the fun at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Sat 8/11 8-10pm NP Library Parking Lot - Outdoor Movie Night - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)

CReATE Studio - The library is excited to offer two free summer Pinterest inspired, Pinspired Crafternoons for Families, led by Jemma Wildermuth of CReATE Studio. Drop in and learn how to create one or all the great projects. All materials provided while supplies last. Dates and projects are Sunday, August 12, 2018 - Mason Jars:  painted storage jars, vacation keepsake jars, and family fun idea jars and Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Yarn: canvas yarn wrapped paintings, yarn wrapped branches, yarn wrapped wire letters. This event is held at the Grant R. Brimhall library from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun 8/19 2-3pm TO Library - New World String Project - Celtic/Nordic/American folk quartet.

Teen Programs

Virtual Reality @ Your Library is an opportunity for teens and adults (ages 13 and older) to try out Oculus Rift glasses and experience 3D virtual reality. Drop in and sign-up for a 15-minute session on Thursday, July 12, 2018 and/or July 26, 2018 from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library.

7/24 4-6pm TO Library Teen Movie Tuesdays - Sister of the Traveling Pants 2

International Karaoke is part of Fabulous Friday programs series for teens (6 – 12 Grade). Sing popular karaoke songs from different places and in different languages on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library.

7/31 4-6pm TO Library Teen Movie Tuesdays - UP

8/7 4-6pm TO Library Teen Movie Tuesdays - Monsters University

Henna Art is part of Fabulous Friday programs for teens. Learn about Henna and how the art is applied on skin from Henna Caravan on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library and on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library.

Duct Tape Luggage Tag & Passport Holders celebrate the Summer Reading Club theme “Reading Takes You Everywhere”. Teens (6 – 12 Grade) can create luggage tags and passport holders out of duct tape on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library and on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library.

Kids' Programs

STEAM: CD Robot Races groups will create a small robot using a CD, popsicle sticks, a motor, and battery, and race their creations! Members of the Westlake High School Robotics Club will help facilitate the program on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grant R. Brimhall Library and on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. For ages 5 and older.

Mars 2020 Mission: A Family Program for Ages 5+

  • 7/18/2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room
  • Speaker Michele Hooks will discuss the Mars 2020 Mission and how different aspects of STEM and teamwork come together to make the missions at NASA possible.

Sat 7/21 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - Best Bubble Parties - Become entranced by the science and magic of bubbles. Step inside a rainbow (literally!), see square-shaped bubbles and bubble fountains. Watch bubbles do what you never thought possible! Ages 5 and up.

Sat 7/28 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library- Flights of Fantasy - Through humor and laughter, Flights of Fantasy share interactive folktales and fables that spring to life. Ages 5 and up.

Wed 8/1 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - The Found Object Juggling Show with Michael Rayner - Michael Rayner's show has been described as "preposterous brilliance" and "whackyjugglement", a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun and zingers. Ages 5 and up.

Sat 8/4 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - The Buster Balloon Show - The Buster Balloon Show is a wild and wacky mix of side splitting comedy, mind boggling magic, and the most amazing twisted balloon creations you have ever seen! Ages 5 and up.

Wed 8/8 11-11:45am TO Library and 2-2:45pm NP Library - Zoomation - Zoomation, a 3D interactive zoo, makes 3D animals come alive on-screen complete with video demonstrations, sounds and interesting facts. Ages 4 and up.

2018 Regal Theaters Summer $1 Movie Express in Camarillo and Simi Valley

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Regal Theaters presents its Summer Movie Express 2018. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 10-week festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar ($1) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Both movies play both days.

A portion of the $1 admission price goes to assist the Will Rogers Institute

Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX, 680 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo (805-383-8879) 

  • June 19-20: Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • June 26-27: Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3-4: The LEGO Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • July 10-11: Sing and The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17-18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
  • July 24-25: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31-Aug 1: The LEGO Batman Movie and Trolls
  • Aug 7-8: Minions and The Boss Baby
  • Aug 14-15: Paddington 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Aug 21-22: Despicable Me 3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Regal Simi Valley Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX, 2751 Tapo Cyn Road, Simi Valley (805-526-0232)

  • June 19-20: Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • June 26-27: Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3-4: The LEGO Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • July 10-11: Sing and The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17-18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
  • July 24-25: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31-Aug 1: The LEGO Batman Movie and Trolls
  • Aug 7-8: Minions and The Boss Baby
  • Aug 14-15: Paddington 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Aug 21-22: Despicable Me 3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express for more information.

2018 City of Westlake Village TGIF and Saturday Concert Series This Summer

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Summer evenings in Westlake Village provide the perfect backdrop for a great entertainment series. The 13th Annual TGIF Westlake Village series offers families a series of free performances at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Events start at 7pm, with food available for purchase from a variety of great food trucks at 6pm. The lineup:

June 1: Jazz Night Featuring the Lindero Canyon Middle and Agoura High School Jazz Bands. 

June 29: “Tale as Old As Time” a night of Disney Music Under the Stars with 5-STAR THEATRICALS. 

August 10: A musical evening with "The Rat Pack" featuring a tribute with Frank Sinatra portrayed by Vaughn Suponatime, Sammy Davis Jr. portrayed by Alfredo Miller, and Dean Martin portrayed by Russ Loniello. 

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Saturday Concerts in the Park planned this summer at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road:. Events start at 7pm with food available for purchase at 6pm (except July 28th movie night):

  • June 16: "Wanted" Tribute to "Bon Jovi"
  • July 14: "The Long Run" Tribute to "The Eagles"
  • July 28: Outdoor screening of "ET” with activities before the movie (Activities begin at 6 p.m. film begins approximately at 8).
  • August 25: "Abba Fab" Tribute to "Abba" Concert.

More info at wlv.org/228/TGIF-Saturdays-in-the-Park

A limited number of chairs and tables are available on a first-come, first-seated basis at all TGIF Civic Center events. Food is available for sale from local restaurant vendors each week. Concerts start at 7pm.

More information and updates at www.wlv.org.

Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at www.camarillolibrary.org.

Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):

Must See Movies (Thursdays at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:15PM)

  • 7/19 - Annihilation (R)
  • 7/26 - Game Night (R)
  • 8/2 - Tomb Raider (PG-13)
  • 8/9 - Downsizing (R)
  • 8/16 - 12 Strong (R)
  • 8/23 - Where is Kyra (R)
  • 8/30 - The Commuter (PG-13)

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Friends of the Library Sunday Concert Series July 15 2-3pm 

Have you ever wanted to hear beautiful & mellow acoustic renditions of your favorites songs? Then you'll love this month's performance played by the Fireside Acoustic Band! With two guitars, a keyboard and a female vocalist with the voice of an angel, this band turns classic and modern songs into soothing and harmonious entertainment that is sure to win the hearts of all ages. The reviews praise them as "breathtaking," "polished," and "superb" among numerous other compliments. You can sample some of their incredible songs at firesideacousticband.com!

Monday, July 16th 2-4pm - Classic Movies with Library Bob. Free Screening of "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) followed by Q&A. Two detective-school graduates (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) help a framed boxer who can make himself disappear.

Sun, July 29th 2-3pm - Author Visit and Book Signing: Regina Calcaterra

This year’s Camarillo Reads author, Regina Calcaterra, will join us for a discussion of her book, Q&A and book signing. Ms. Calcaterra will discuss her powerful memoir, Etched in Sand. During her talk she will provide insight to her audience, by relating her own childhood experiences and showing how simple acts of encouragement and kindness can forever impact the life of a child in need. Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm will be at the event selling copies of the book.

Sat, Aug 4th 2-5pm - Movie & Lecture: Detective Story - Fact vs. Fiction

CSI and LAPD Detective Paul Bishop will host a screening of the Kirk Douglas film, Detective Story (1951). Det. Bishop will offer up his experiences in how the field of detective work has changed over the years, and how close the film depicts the truth.

Monday, August 6th 2-4pm - Classic Movies with Library Bob. Free Screening of "The Sound of Music" (1965) followed by Q&A. 

Friends of the Library Sunday Concert Series Sunday Aug 19 2-3pm

One of today's busiest comedians, Thousand Oaks native Jason Love has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, America's Got Talent and over 20 national broadcasts. He works clean and even plays music, making him a favorite for major companies like Google, Chevron, and perfect for the Camarillo Library! L.A. Weekly comments, “Jason Love is comedy that brings people together.” He has performed overseas for the troops and on the seas for cruise lines, and was also a finalist at the Cabo Comedy Festival & the World Series of Comedy in Vegas! You won't want to miss this local celebrity honoring us with a special comedy routine!

Monday, August 20th 2-4pm - Classic Movies with Library Bob. Free Screening of "3 Godfathers" (1948) followed by Q&A. 

Children's Programs

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm - Shawn McMaster - Our favorite magician returns with his wacky, silly show where you might learn a few tricks of the trade.

Tuesday, July 10th - Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles presented by kidSTREAM

Wed, July 11 - 10am and 2pm - Sciencetellers: Wild West - Join us on a "Wild West" adventure with "The Legend of the Player Piano." We will be using science to tell the story.

Thursdays, July 12th through August 9th - 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Comic Book Design for Beginners - learn how to make your own mini comic.

Sat, July 14 11am to 1pm - Rocketship Run and Crafts - fun crafts and obstacle course

Wed, July 18 10am and 2pm - California Joe - Come on a magical adventure with California Joe and his amazing tricks from around the world!

Wed, July 25 10am and 2pm - Flights of Fantasy - Come join our story theatre in "From the Page to the Stage," where these two ladies will tell some fun folktales!

Wed, Aug 1 10am and 2pm - Noteworthy Puppets "Kid Zorro: Bilingual Puppet Musical"

Wed, Aug 8 10am and 2pm - Annie Banannie - Join Annie Banannie for stories, balloons, and fun.

Sat Aug 11 10am to noon - Family Karaoke

Wed, Aug 15 10am and 2pm - Musician Craig Newton - Come listen to "Craig Newton's Musical Journey" with a variety of musical instruments.

Wed, Aug 22 10am and 2pm - David Cousin - This five-time world record juggler will amaze you! Come and find out what he will juggle this time!

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

Community Room

Sat, July 28th 1-4pm - The Great Game - Library trivia and scavenger hunt for teens (12 to 18).

Sat, Aug 11th 1-4pm - Teen Karaoke