Summer Camp at LeXT Robo Academy in Agoura Hills - Weeks of June 17-21, July 8-12, August 5-9

LeXT Robo Academy at 29039 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Agoura Hills, is offering its fantastic robotics, coding, LEGO and other STEM-based learning concepts this summer for ages ranging from 3 to 15.

Camp dates are the weeks of June 17-21, July 8-12 and August 5-9, 2019 from 9am to noon. Cost is $225/week or $45/day (minimum 3 days).

Sign up today at lextroboacademy.com or by calling/texting 818.699.2388.

LeXT Robo Academy uses LEGO education concept and curriculum to provide a hands-on learning experience and fun environment for our students while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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 (6:30pm):

  • 6/11: Now You See Me (PG-13, 115 min, 2013)

  • 6/18: Now You See Me 2 (PG-13, 129 min, 2016)

  • 6/25: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 min, 2013)

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

  • 6/10: Welcome to Marwen (PG-13, 116 min, 2018)

  • 6/24: BlackkKlansman (R, 135 min, 2018)

Adult and Family Programs

Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help improve balance and create space in both mind and body. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Classes are on Mondays, May 6 through June 24 (no class on May 13 and June 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and hosted by Ken Jones on June 12, 2019 (2nd Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Meeting Room.

Adult Coloring: Cats and Dogs - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the 2nd Friday each month. Materials provided. Event will take place on June 14, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Play the Guitar! Free Workshop - Dive into playing with Grammy-nominated musician Pete Pidgeon. He has a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from the University of New York and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Learn tools to either start as a beginner or take your playing to the next level. No guitar required, or feel free to bring your own. The program will take place on June 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and hosted by Ken Jones on June 26, 2019 (4th Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Card Making - Join other crafters every 4th Friday to learn and complete a new craft idea. Materials provided or bring your own on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Teen Programs

ACT Practice Exam

Sign up and take a practice exam with Revolution Prep to get instant feedback on your test. Sign up at the Library or call 805-449-2660, option #5 for details. Recommended for High School students. The practice exam will take place on June 14, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Book Making: Create Your Own One of a Kind Journal/Book

With a variety of fancy papers, connectors, stamps, and origami-like folds, this book will carry you through the summer as a place to draw and hold the memories of your best days. The program is taught by ArtTrek on June 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Video Games: Friendly Games for Fun

Play Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros on June 19, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Tech Space.

Fabulous Fridays: Karaoke

Come read and sing your favorite tunes at the Library. Recommended for teens grades 6 to12. Karaoke will be held on June 21, 2019 at the Newbury Park Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thousand Oaks Library from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Quick Intro to 3D Printing for Teens

Get an introduction to 3D Printing, see how to do simple designs on TinkerCad, and learn how to submit 3D print jobs to the Library to print on June 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Movie Marathon

Watch “It’s Showtime” themed movies all day beginning at 10:00 a.m. on June 28, 2019. Check the Library's website for showtimes.

10am-Noon: COCO - A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. (2017, PG, Walt Disney Pictures, 109 minutes)

Noon-2pm: INTO THE WOODS - A witch curses a baker and his wife, binding their fates to fairy-tale characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and others. Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG, 124 min., 2014

2-4pm: PITCH PERFECT - A feisty college student gives her school's a cappella group a much-needed makeover by adding some modern hits into the mix in the run-up to a big competition.
2012, PG-13, Universal Pictures, 112 minutes

4-6pm: LA LA LAND - Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.
2016, PG-13, Summit Entertainment, 128 minutes

One Page Contest – “It’s Showtime”

Create something amazing on an 8.5” x 11” size sheet of paper and share it at the Library. Use the theme “It’s Showtime” to create an original short story, poem, lyrics, comic, art, design, word drawing, or something else to show off your talent. Your work may be chosen to win a prize and could be displayed at the Library. Come to the Library for submission forms and contest rules and details. Only for grades 6 to12. Submit BEFORE JULY 30, 2019.

Kids' Programs

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

A fun Pajama Storytime with activities for children ages 3+ and their stuffed animal friends. Tuck them in at the Library and follow their overnight adventure via the Library’s social media pages. Pick up your stuffed animal the next morning. Special thanks to the LeDuc-Gummeson Foundation for their generosity and sponsorship of this program. The event will take place on June 11, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Justin Rivera

Experience funny, interactive magic and comedy with globally touring headliner Justin Rivera. Recommended for ages 5+ on June 12, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

Play Dough Party

Come create and play with play dough on June 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

Flights of Fantasy

Through humor and laughter, Flights of Fantasy share interactive folktales and fables that spring to life. Recommended for ages 5 and up on June 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

Free Outdoor Movie

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up (PG, 117 minutes, 2018). The free outdoor movie will be playing on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Parking Lot.

“It’s Showtime at Your Library” Carnival!

Join us for games, crafts and much more. Recommended for school age children, ages 4 and up. The carnival will be taking place on June 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Children’s Library.

Mr. Twister

Learn how to make balloon creations with Mr. Twister, the Balloon Man on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library. This event is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Music and Movement Class with Jessica

Dance, clap, and sing along with Jessica Vang and her guitar during this fun, interactive program. This program is recommended for ages 0-5 and will take place on June 7, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room and June 21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

7/3 11am-1pm TO Library - Frozen Sing-A-Long - A young woman must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter. In order to do so, she must find her estranged sister with the help of a mountaineer and reindeer. Walt Disney Pictures, 108 minutes, 2013, Rated PG

7/3 2-4PM NP Library - Mary Poppins Returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Walt Disney Pictures, 130 minutes, 2018, Rated PG

7/10 11am-11:45am TO Library and 2am-2:45am NP Library - Razzle Bam Boom performs a diverse genre of America’s music from the past two centuries – Bluegrass, Hawaiian, Western, Jazz, Patriotic, Folk and Rock ‘n Roll. Ages 5 and up

2nd Annual 5K Walk Strong in Santa Barbara on Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Organic Soup Kitchen, a decade-old nonprofit, is hosting their 2nd Annual 5k Walk Strong at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara California on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8:30 am. The fun walk and run will feature a Finish Line Festival, where participants will enjoy organic foods, juices, and a beer garden. All proceeds will go towards supporting their soup delivery to cancer patients program.

The 5k Walk Strong is Organic Soup Kitchen's benefit walk to raise money for cancer patients and to raise cancer awareness. The event will be a “fun” walk and run, as participants are not required to have bibs.

Create a team with your coworkers, friends, or family and walk strong for the cause. Themed runs and costumes are not required, but are optional. There will be an official t-shirt for all registrants. Tier 2 tickets are on sale now.

Register now on Race Roster: raceroster.com/events/2019/21905/5k-walk-strong-festival-2019

Organic Soup Kitchen makes organic, non-GMO, plant-based, nutrient-dense soups for populations with compromised immune systems. The program is a weekly soup delivery service for cancer patients and for those with degenerative diseases.

Location: Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara

18th Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Midsummer Eve Wine Festival on August 17, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks invites you to attend the 18th annual “Midsummer Eve Wine Festival” at the Hyatt Regency Westlake on Saturday, August 17th

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation will celebrate the 18th annual “Midsummer Eve Wine Festival” on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Since its inception, the event, for adults ages 21 and up, has raised over $450,000 to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation which supports many local charities and provides student educational scholarships.

  • 1Be an Event Sponsor! Contact Richard Williams at (805) 660-0786 or Roger Benson at (805) 358-6305

  • Donate Auction items! ­­­Contact Susan Murata at (805) 390-0027 or email at susanmurata9@gmail.com

  • Purchase advance sale event tickets for the special price of $75 per person! ($100 at the door) Go on line to www.MidsummerEveWineFestival.com.

  • Sample acclaimed California limited-production handcrafted wines, microbrews and hors d’oeuvres while perusing fabulous auction items donated by local businesses and residents.

  • Meet Olympic athletes and Special Olympic athletes

  • Raffle Tickets: Every year we cap off the evening when we choose three big Raffle winners. This year’s prizes: First prize - 5 Nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Big Island of Hawaii)-winner also gets $1,000 cash from the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. Second Prize-$500 cash. Third Prize- $300 cash.

Special Olympics Ventura County offers free year-round sports training and athletic competition to over 700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 10 Olympic style sports at over 20 county sites.

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation has been a major supporter of the Special Olympics and has enabled over 10,000 athletes to compete. The club also donates more than $175,000 each year to many local and international charities to foster social, cultural, economic and environmental progress.

For more information, contact Susan Murata at 805.390-0027, or go to www.MidsummerEveWineFestival.com

Cineopolis Westlake Village Summer Kids' Movie Series June through August 2019

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Cinepolis at The Promenade at Westlake presents its Summer Kids Series. Each 10am film screening is $6 and includes a small snack pack that includes popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink. More details at cinepolisusa.com/locations/cinepolis-luxury-cinemas-westlake-village. Here’s the lineup:

6/11 and 6/13: Secret Life of Pets

6/18 and 6/20: Sing

6/25 and 6/27: Smallfoot

7/2 and 7/4: Iron Giant

7/9 and 7/11: Wizard of Oz

7/16 and 7/18: Paddington 2

7/23 and 7/25: Despicable Me 3

7/30 and 8/1: The Grinch

8/6 and 8/9: Minions

8/13 and 8/15: The Lorax

2019 Free Concerts in the Park in Santa Barbara, Thursday Nights in July, August

Free concerts at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm during the month of July! All concerts are free to the public and held in the grassy meadow at Chase Palm Park on Cabrillo Blvd. between Garden and Calle Cesar Chavez Streets.

2019 Series Schedule

7/11: Area 51 - Rock, pop, fun and soul

7/18: Pop Gun Rerun - 80s music

7/25: Captain Cardiac and the Coronries - 50s/60s Rock n’ Roll

8/8: Lightnin’ Willie and the Poorboys - Blues Band

8/15: The Blue Breeze Band - Motown/R&B

www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/concerts

2019 Camarillo Fiesta Association Fiesta & Street Fair, July 18-21

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The Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is a large community celebration in Old Town Camarillo along Ventura Boulevard planned for July 18-21, 2019. 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 18th: Carnival Special Dollar Day 6-10PM (rides only $1 each this night only!)

Friday, July 19th 6-10pm: Dizdar Stage Entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Fun Zone and Carnival 

Saturday, July 20th 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

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

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

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