Free Fall Fest family event at Lighthouse Church Newbury Park on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12:30-2:30PM in the upper parking lot. Event will feature inflatables, trunk or treat and costume contest for the kids along with games, food and more. Location: 3353 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. lighthousechurch.org/events
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The Simi Valley Music and Funtasy Festival is a new event that is planned for November 3, 4, 11 and 12 at Simi Valley Civic Center Park, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road. Enter at the Simi Valley Public Library. Hours are 9:30AM to 5PM November 3, 4 and 11 and 9:30AM to 10PM on the 10th. Event to feature live music, shopping, food, comedy and more. General admission is $12 for single tickets in advance ($15 at the gate). $22 for the weekend ($25 at the gate). Visit funtasyfestival.org for details.
Wonderland, a family circus variety show extravaganza featuring acrobats, aerialists, speed jugglers, and more, will be presented by The Petite Palace, a professional circus company, for 10 performances in Thousand Oaks over the first two weekends of November - November 2-4 and 9-11.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is hosting the event at 588 Camino Manzanas in Thousand Oaks. The circus tent holds 150 people and shows run 90 minutes. Admission is $20 for kids under 18 and $25 for adults. For show times and tickets, visit www.emmanuelTO.org or directly on the ticketing site at www.prekindle.com/events/thepetitepalace.
Fri 11/2 and 11/9 7pm
Sat 11/3 and 11/10 4:30pm, 7pm
Sun 11/4 and 11/11 12:30pm, 3:30pm
The Petite Palace is a professional troupe of variety performers from around the world created by friends and co-performers Dario and Kerlly Vazquez and Matt and Heidi Morgan. Their idea was to take a small tent and turn it into an intimate traveling venue for an eclectic array of live shows. With a minimal footprint and the capacity to travel, this fully functional tent brings engaging, immersive and unforgettable shows to towns small and large. For more information about The Petite Palace, visit www.thepetitepalace.com.
When the Charles Schwab Cup season’s top 54 players return to Sherwood Country Club from October 25-28 for the Invesco QQQ Championship, the competition won’t be the only thing that fans have to look forward to. Fans can enjoy a host of community-centric events and fan features while they tour the course grounds, including a Community Champions Day, celebrity pro-am groups, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more.
The week kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 25 with a Community Champions Day that features legends from not only PGA TOUR Champions, but also actors like Alfonso Ribeiro, Kunal Nayyar and Kevin Rahm. Fans will also be able to watch household names Caitlyn Jenner and Rick Dees as they compete alongside the pros. Community Champions Day is free for the public to attend and watch the pro-am event where competitors are paired with a PGA TOUR Champions professional, enjoy lunch from on-course concessions.
Adding to the family-friendly atmosphere of Community Champions Day, kids who are on-site Thursday can visit the driving range to take part in the Youth Clinic sponsored by the tournament’s Official Charity Partner, Sherwood Cares Foundation. The clinic is open to children of all ages and will feature golf’s legends giving informative detail about how to improve their swing. While on the range, spectators may also witness a skills challenge – a special drive, chip and putt competition featuring competing charities supported by The First Tee of Los Angeles and the Sherwood Cares Foundation.
Friday through Sunday, fans at the Invesco QQQ Championship will have local, flavorful food options to enjoy during competition rounds thanks to an array of food trucks on site. Located between Nos. 11 and 16, fans can take a break from watching the likes of Bernhard Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Vijay Singh by enjoying local Los Angeles favorites at Baby’s Badass Burgers, Mamma Italy and Ventura BBQ. In addition to the newly offered food trucks, the tournament will also feature a Craft Beer Garden located adjacent to the 9th green. The beer garden is open to the public, age 21 and up, and will feature craft beer from Ten Barrel Brewing Company.
Those looking for an activity to help stay active are encouraged to register for the first annual Dole 5K Family Fun Run & Walk benefitting FOOD Share. The run, which coincides with the tournament’s second round of competition, will offer participants a scenic view of Sherwood Country Club’s front nine. As part of their $30 race entry fee ($35 on-site entry), participants will receive two (2) Grounds tickets to the Invesco QQQ Championship for either Saturday or Sunday, valued at $40, along with an official event t-shirt. Youth rates start at $15 for ages 14 and under, with prices increasing to $20 for on-site entry. Race day registration begins at 6:00 a.m. followed by a race start-time of 7:15 a.m.
The event is pleased to offer complimentary tickets for all Active Duty, Military Reserve, National Guard Service Members, Military Retirees, Veterans and their dependents, courtesy of CBC Federal Credit Union. To receive a military ticket voucher for complimentary admission, military guests must register online at birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/invescoqqq-2018/. Complimentary tickets can also be redeemed in person at the CBC Federal Credit Union location at the Port Hueneme Naval Base (Building 1336 at 23rd and Harris). Military identification is required.
Following the conclusion of competition on Saturday, Fleetwood Mac cover band Twisted Gypsy is scheduled to perform on the Croquet Lawn at Sherwood Country Club. Entry to the concert is free with purchase of a daily grounds ticket to the Invesco QQQ Championship, making the experience a $20 value. As an additional bonus, the Sherwood Country Club Clubhouse will be opening its doors to all ticketholders at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for the concert. Guests are invited to enjoy the view of 18, grab a bite to eat from Mamma Italy’s food truck and relax on the Croquet Lawn to claim seats before the show starts.
Fans can enjoy all of these great community and family initiatives at the Invesco QQQ Championship with a variety of ticket options. Good-Any-One-Day grounds tickets are available for $20, or fans can enjoy three days of grounds access for just $50 (Friday-Sunday). For every 2018 daily grounds ticket purchased between June 10 and October 12, the Invesco QQQ Championship will donate a daily grounds ticket to local charity through the Sherwood Cares Foundation. Clubhouse tickets are also available starting at $40 for a daily pass and $95 for a three-day pass (Friday-Sunday).
Community members are reminded that Youth 18 and under are admitted to the tournament free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For more information on the Invesco QQQ Championship or to purchase tickets to the 2018 event, please visit www.invescoqqqchamp.com.
Santa will be available for photos and visits at his headquarters presented by HGTV, located in the JCPenney Court, starting Saturday, November 10 through Monday, December 24, 2018. Reservations available but not required.
This year, Santa HQ’s new Elf Academy invites guests to stand in front of the Magic Mirror to be transformed into Santa’s Elf (with a little help from augmented reality).
SANTA HOURS November 10 - December 24
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM (No Break)
Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, (No Break)
Sunday 11:00 AM-7:00 PM, (No Break)
Wednesday (11/21) 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, (No Break)
Thursday (11/22) CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Monday - Friday (12/17-12/22) 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, (No Break)
Saturday (12/22) 9:00 AM-10:00 PM, (No Break)
Sunday (12/23) 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, (No Break)
Monday (12/24) CHRISTMAS EVE 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, (No Break)
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
You and your furry friends can visit Santa on November 14, 28, December 5 & 12 from 5-8pm
(Cats and dogs only. Pets must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.)
Grandparents’ Day - November 29
Holiday PJ Day - November 30
Meet Jack & Strawberry, Santa's Favorite Elves! - Date TBD
Holiday PJ Day - December 6
Ugly Sweater Day - December 13
The Simi Valley Town Center is hosting a “Spooky Town” event on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 5-9PM, featuring trick or treating from 5-8PM, haunted house, dancing, music, crafts, prizes and costume contest. Haunted house is not recommend for children under the age of 13. www.facebook.com/simivalleytc
The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival is planned for June 9, 2019 from noon to 4pm. Come soak in the beauty of Lake Casitas while participating in one of the most enjoyable wine tastings in California.
Wine and beer tasting, food, live music and dancing, arts and crafts vendors, free boat rides, a premiere VIP Lounge and a silent wine auction, are just some of the fun you can experience.
Over 60 wineries participate with more than 250 selections of wine and 30 premium craft beers and micro brews. Visit www.ojaiwinefestival.com to purchase tickets. You must be 21 years or older to enter and participate in the VIP Lounge. No children are allowed in the VIP Lounge. VIP Tickets are limited. Children under 13 years gain free entry into the main festival area when accompanied by a paid adult. Call 1-800-648-4881 for details.
The Ojai Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West.