106th Annual Fillmore May Festival May 17-20, 2018

The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce presents its 106th Annual May Festival on Thursday, May 17th through Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Event takes place at Fillmore Central Park, 250 Central Avenue..

There will be fun for everyone, including a special "kiddie" area for younger kids, carnival, arts and crafts, unique food vendors, games, entertainment galore, a beer garden and much more! The Main Stage features top entertainment in a concert style atmosphere and will be family friendly. Enjoy a snack or dinner while enjoying the performances of great bands.

Parade on Saturday morning at 10am.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/pages/Fillmore-May-Festival/134324456632209

Festival Hours:

  • Thursday and Friday 5-11PM
  • Saturday: 12PM to 11PM
  • Sunday: 12PM to 8PM

Admission $5 ages 12 and up and $3 for ages 5 to 11. Thursday is Dollar Day! Rides, games and other attractions priced separately. Special Sunday! Everyone enters for just $3.

31st Annual Music Under the Stars at Olivas Adobe in Ventura, July 14 to Sept 1


The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the 31st year of the popular Music Under the Stars series, Saturday nights beginning July 14th through September 1st. Performances run from 7:30 to 9:30 pm outdoors at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, near Ventura Harbor. Concerts start at 7:30 pm & gates open at 6:30 pm for dining. Visit www.cityofventura.net/mus for more information and tickets or call 805.658.4726. Tickets are $20. Optional table reservations are tickets plus $20.

Dine, dance & delight to great performances at Ventura’s most historic party site! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy nine Saturday nights of summer magic “dancing with the stars” on a majestic wooden ballroom floor. Bring your own dinner or purchase it from a gourmet food truck on site. Full beverage service on hand.

Upcoming performers:

  • 7/14: British Beat (British Invasion Tribute Band)
  • 7/21: Blue Breeze Band (Motown Tribute)
  • 7/28: Bleeding Harp (Rockin' Blues)
  • 8/4: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco)
  • 8/11: Rodeo Drive (Country Rock)
  • 8/18: Fantastic Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
  • 8/25: Britain's Finest (Beatles Tribute)
  • 9/1: Janeen Puente and her Latin Orchestra (NYC Style Salsa and Latin)

Condoleezza Rice to Speak at Cal Lutheran's Gilbert Arena on Friday, May 4th

Condoleezza Rice to speak at Cal Lutheran

Former secretary of state will discuss public service


Condoleezza Rice, who served as U.S. secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, will speak about public service and civic engagement on May 4 at California Lutheran University.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Gilbert Arena on the Thousand Oaks campus. Rice’s talk will be followed by a Q&A led by CNBC special correspondent Jane Wells.

This is the inaugural event in the Gallegly Center Distinguished Speaker Series at Cal Lutheran. The lectures will feature renowned authors, experts and dignitaries who exemplify the idea of public service.

Rice served as the 66th secretary of state, the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s assistant to the president for national security affairs (national security adviser) from 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. From 1989 to 1991, Rice had served on President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as director, senior director of Soviet and East European affairs, and special assistant to the president for national security affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice served as special assistant to the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Raised in segregated Alabama by parents who encouraged her to seize any educational opportunity, Rice earned a doctorate from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She served as Stanford University’s provost from 1993 to 1999, during which she was the chief budget and academic officer. Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business and a professor of political science at Stanford.

Rice is vice chair of the board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, a member of the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and a trustee of the Aspen Institute.

Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and experiential learning opportunities for Gallegly Fellows in Cal Lutheran’s Master of Public Policy and Administration Program. The fellowships are awarded through the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, which will be dedicated earlier on May 4.

Community members can purchase tickets for $50. Seating is limited, and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To order tickets, go to CalLutheran.edu/galleglyseries.

For more information, email development@callutheran.edu or call 805-493-3160.

Malibu Cars and Coffee Event on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of Each Month


The City of Malibu, in partnership with Exclusive Motorcars, Southern California's top car enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 7am to 9am.

Enjoy a cup of coffee at "Malibu Cars and Coffee" while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will arrive and be available for viewing at 7 am. Visit www.malibucarsandcoffee.com for more information.

Inclement weather can cancel event.

2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Upcoming dates:  April 22, May 13, May 27, June 10

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)

  • 4/26 -  Darkest Hour (PG-13)
  • 5/3 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
  • 5/10 - Wonder (PG)
  • 5/17 - Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)
  • 5/24 - The Post (PG-13)
  • 5/31 - The Shape of Water (R)
  • 6/14 - The Greatest Showman (PG)
  • 6/21 - Phantom Thread (R)
  • 6/28 - Hostiles (R)

Classic Movies with Librarian Bob presents: The Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival. Librarian Bob, our resident film buff, will share interesting film facts, plus host a Q&A after the film. 

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm Community Room

 North by Northwest [1959 - NR] - This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

Monday, May 14, 2018 2-4pm - Strangers on a Train (1951) - In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Psychopathic Bruno kills Guy's wife, then urges Guy to reciprocate by killing Bruno's father. Meanwhile, Guy is murder suspect number one.

Monday, May 21, 2018 2-4pm - Suspicion (1941) - Charming scoundrel Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father (Cedric Hardwicke). After their marriage, Johnnie's risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's becoming involved in unscrupulous dealings. When his dear friend and business partner, Beaky (Nigel Bruce), dies under suspicious circumstances on a business trip, she fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance.

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Sunday, 4/29 2-3PM - Author Talk and Musical Performance with Jim LaDiana/ Jim LaDiana, veteran studio musician and musical journalist, will discuss his book Strings of Memories. It tells the hidden story of the Golden Age of Hollywood recording studio guitarists. Session will include a jazz guitar musical performance.

Master Gardener of Ventura County Lecture Series

Join us for the popular Master Gardeners Spring series. Local expert Harry Lee will share steps to creating your own home garden - and learning about seeds.

May 2: How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

May 23: All About Seeds

Island Mana Dancers Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm Community Room

Island Mana Dancers are a group of Polynesian dancers who have performed for people all over the world sharing the cultures of Tahiti, Hawaii, New Zealand and Samoa. The creative director, Rika, has been dancing her entire life, has worked on several cruise ships as a Polynesian Ambassador (teacher, dancer), and has toured with a group from Tahiti to France in a musical called "Le Sauvage Blanc." She was a Costume Design and Dance Consultant for Disney’s movie, Moana, where she designed and made costumes and did some choreography for reference. Rika and her dancers will tell stories through song and dances of Polynesia to better educate the world about the oral traditions of the island people and their connections to the land and water.

Moana Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm Community Room

Moana [PG] (2016) - An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Friends of the Library Sunday Concert Series

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm Community Room = This month we welcome Alan Rich, magician extraordinaire, whose effortless combination of magic & comedy is sure to entertain adults and families alike! Alan has spent 25 years honing his profession and has even been featured at the illustrious Magic Castle. Critics claim, "Not only was your magic top notch, your comedy was the funniest I've seen in any magic act. I was laughing so hard my stomach was sore the next morning. I haven't laughed that hard in 10 years." Come enjoy the best magic act of the year!

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm Community Room - Say hello to Fleetwood's Bac, an all-time tribute band honoring the sound of one of the world's best-selling bands, Fleetwood Mac! The band members honoring us with their performance in June are all from the same musically gifted family and grew up playing shows together. They've entertained thousands of audiences and are ready to bring some soft rock and British blues to the Camarillo Library. Come watch this family of local business owners, music teachers and music directors transform into rock stars on the weekend! You can preview one of their songs, among others, online at soundcloud.com/fleetwoodsbac/gold-dust-woman-1.

Members of Ambrosia Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Burleigh Drummond and Mary Harris - Enjoy a special opportunity to be upclose & personal with the husband & wife members of the five-time nominated multi-platinum selling band AMBROSIA. Burleigh & Mary will share with you in word

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!

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!

Children's Programs

Kindermusik with Katie - Monday, April 23, Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25 at 10am

Katie and her Kindermusik staff return to share their music, movement and stories with Toddlers, Preschoolers and their families. These activities encourage discovery and exploration.

Raspberry Pi Event Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm Community Room

A Raspberry Pi is a computer, which can be used for anything from coding to video gaming. The Raspberry Pi can be used and created by children as well as adults. Scratch, the primary programming language used with it, can be used to program interactive stories, animations, and even games.

Origami & Mother's Day Cards - Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month we'll learn origami and then use your creatiions to create Mother's Day cards!

Wonderful Wacky Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10am to 11am and 2:00pm to 3:00pm - One World Rhythm - High energy program where EVERYONE makes music!

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.

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.

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.

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)

Teens and Money Program - Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 to 11:00am
Presented by Ventura County Credit Union. Join us for an interactive, engaging, and informative workshop on “Teens and Money.” We’ll cover banking basics, credit, and preparing for financial independence. Perfect for 15- to 19-year olds.

Maker Mondays

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Community Room

Maker Mondays Craft projects for Teens and Adults!

Join us every 2nd Monday for a new series of events! Crafty teens and adults can join us for a new craft each month! Try all those cool ideas you see on social media!

May 14: Hawaiian Leis - Create your very own Hawaiian Lei.

June 14: Felties - Create your own little friend for yourself or someone you love!

Arbor Earth Day Event at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Conejo Chinese Cultural Association (CCCA) Youth Project will host an Earth Day celebration at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1-4pm to increase awareness of natural grown native plants.

Activities will include distributing local grown plants free of charge to participants, demonstrating the paper making process where you can create your own paper from recycled materials; face painting and paper folding.

The event will take place at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden's Kids' Adventure Garden, located at Jeaunine Dr. Thousand Oaks. Free Admission.

Conejo Chinese Cultural Association website: www.ccca-tocs.org/beta.

Village Voices Choral Presents "That's Entertainment!" in Thousand Oaks on June 1-2


Savor the joy of spring with That's Entertainment!, performed by The Village Voices Chorale on Friday, June 1 at 8 pm and Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre.  Revel in Carmen's "March of the Toreadors", delight in the haunting strains of "Nella Fantasia", swing to the “Theme from New York, New York" and rekindle your dreams with "Over the Rainbow".  These songs and others will touch your hearts and minds.  As you leave the theater, you will say, "Now, That's Entertainment!”

The 60-voice chorale is directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz.  Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling Village Voices at 818 889-7150, the Theatre Box Office 805 449-2787 or Ticketmaster 800 745-3000.     www.villagevoices.org