Dads can celebrate their special day at the Father's Day Car Show waterside at Channel Islands Harbor at Harbor View Park, 3600 Harbor View Blvd, Oxnard. The event features an eclectic mix of custom cars, hot rods and classics. In addition to the classic cars, guests can enjoy vendor displays, food booths, cornhole tournament, musical entertainment and a 50/50 prize raffle. Free admission. Hours 10am to 3pm on Sunday, June 16th.
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The 14th Annual Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo is on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at the US Coast Guard Station, 4201 S. Victoria Avenue, Oxnard.
- Offshore helicopter, person in water and fire rescue demos
- Free rides and tours of USCG vessels
- Safety demonstrations including fire extinguisher, flares, life jackets and more
- Agency booths and displays
- Free flare inspection and disposal
- Free vessel safety examinations - trailered boats at the launch ramp
The event includes safety demonstrations on personal flotation devices, as well as air, sea and fire rescue demonstrations. Other highlights include tours and safety products on display. Free event.
Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks
Lunchtime Organ Recital Series
Friday, May 3, 12:30–1 p.m.
University organist Joseph Peeples will showcase the 2,109-pipe Borg Petersen Memorial Organ in 30-minute recitals on the first Friday of each month. Works performed will be of a varied character and suited to all. Audience members are welcome to bring a lunch and quietly enjoy the recital.
Admission is free. For information, call Campus Ministry at 805-493-3228 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.
CLUFest 2019: “Colors”
Friday, April 26 – Saturday, May 18
Opening reception: Saturday, April 27, 7-9 p.m. William Rolland Art Center
This exhibition, designed and curated by the senior multimedia majors for their Capstone class, is an exploration of the different aspects of colors and our perception of color. Exhibits include original video games, interactive projections and experiences, and a walk through color. Additional print and digital media showcase the talents of this year’s digital media students. The reception features photography, videos, interactive pieces and projections — all revolving around color.
Admission is free. The art center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact Tim Hengst at email@example.com.
“Thingamajig V: A Printmaking and Ceramics Exploration”
Friday, April 26 – Saturday, May 11
Kwan Fong Gallery of Fine Art
“Thingamajig” showcases the many processes of printmaking and ceramics offered at Cal Lutheran. These include monoprints, intaglio, dry point, solar plate, reduction, lino and woodcut relief prints, and a variety of sculptural hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic techniques.
The exhibition originated with the students in an advanced printmaking class three years ago. After ceramics students were invited to participate, the show developed into a biannual printmaking/ceramic experience. Student curators for “Thingamajig V” are Mardell Lopez, Hallie Maxwell and Quinn Rosenblatt.
Admission is free. Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, contact Kristi Colell (printmaking) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Neuwalder (ceramics) at email@example.com.
Senior Art Exhibit 2019 “Natural Conditions”
Friday, April 26 – Saturday, May 18
Opening reception: Saturday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
Student walk-through: Friday, May 3, 2 p.m.
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
Cal Lutheran presents “Natural Conditions,” a compilation of student work from the Art Department’s graduating class of 2019 investigating the perceived world – whether emotional, physical, psychological or imaginative. Each artist contributes a unique perspective of the environment around them through various media, both traditional and digital. Artists include Breann Carlucci, Michelle Handal, Donaldo Lopez, Hallie Maxwell, Johannah Peterson and Quinn Rosenblatt.
Carlucci, who is from Santa Clarita, explores surrealism through the mediums of graphite and oil painting. Handal is a Salvadoran international student inspired by her country’s natural beauty, flora and fauna as well as its community values. Lopez, a printmaker and poet from Santa Maria, depicts allegorical animals as he gives voice to his experience of nature. Maxwell, a ceramic figurative sculptor from Westlake Village, explores love and suffering in human forms that are both realistic and abstract. Originally from Monrovia, Peterson creates realistic figurative renderings in ballpoint pen, emotional representations of the human body that tell stories. Rosenblatt is an abstract 2D artist from Westlake Village. She uses color and texture to express emotions such as passion, love, fear and gratitude.
Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit callutheran.edu/rolland.
Faculty Recital - Yoshika Masuda
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. Samuelson Chapel
Award-winning cellist Yoshika Masuda presents a fascinating program with music spanning three centuries. The Cal Lutheran assistant professor has performed as soloist and chamber musician in prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Opera House in Sydney, the Opera City Hall in Tokyo and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Donations accepted. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.
Festival of Scholars
Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3 Campuswide
The Festival of Scholars showcases projects by undergraduate and graduate students at Cal Lutheran. In addition to traditional research studies, the projects include creative work and the application of theory to real-life situations. Some are related to a particular class, while others were conceived as Senior Capstone projects or independent research. All of these high-quality projects reflect months or even years of focused work with faculty mentors.
All week, student researchers participate in poster sessions, oral presentations and panel discussions, teaching demonstrations, multimedia displays, art exhibitions and recitals.
Admission is free. For the full, updated schedule of Festival of Scholars events, visit CalLutheran.edu/fos. For more information, contact the Office for Experiential Learning, Research and Faculty Development at 805-493-3795.
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum
Under the direction of jazz pianist Uziel Colón, student performers in the Jazz Ensemble will play and improvise music from an eclectic repertoire comprised of jazz standards and original arrangements of modern pop songs. The Cal Lutheran Jazz Collective brings together music students with students from other departments.
Admission is free. For information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.
24th Annual Film Festival
Tuesday, May 7, 7-9 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum
These short narrative films, five to 20 minutes in length, are produced by the Advanced Cinema Class, multimedia classes and student film and TV clubs. Some are products of independent studies. Three judges, at least one from the film industry, will award cash prizes for first, second and third place.
Strong student interest in this festival as well as related activities, classes and careers has led Cal Lutheran to launch a film and TV major in fall. Starting next year, students in the major will organize this annual festival.
Admission is free. Sponsored by the Communication Department. For information, contact David Grannis at email@example.com.
New Venture Fair
Wednesday, May 8, 4-7 p.m. Lundring Events Center and Gilbert Arena
The New Venture Fair is a valuable part of Cal Lutheran’s entrepreneur education experience, in which student teams share their innovative startup projects in a competitive environment. The dynamic and exciting evening gives the community a look at the university’s exceptional student entrepreneurs.
The fair will highlight the startup ideas of student teams in a trade show–style event, complete with product demonstrations, elevator pitches and marketing flyers. The students participating in the fair have been working on their ideas for several months. They represent the brightest, most motivated aspiring entrepreneurs on campus.
Attendees will circulate through the booths, learn more about each startup and choose favorites. A panel of judges will also visit each booth to evaluate the teams. The community’s and judges’ feedback will figure in decisions on the awards presented at the end of the evening.
Admission is free, but registration is required. Hosted by the School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurship. For information, call 805-493-3091, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit CalLutheran.edu/entrepreneurship.
Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, 8 p.m. Preus-Brandt Forum
Works in the “Moving Images” dance concert are created by Cal Lutheran students in the spring choreography course. Cal Lutheran began offering a minor in dance in 2017 and four students will become the first to graduate with the designation in May.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. For event information, contact Barbara Wegher-Thompson at wegher@ callutheran.edu or 805-241-8515. For ticketing information, write to email@example.com.
Dragon Boat Music Festival
Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. Samuelson Chapel
The fourth annual Dragon Boat Music Festival is a cultural exchange event featuring musicians and dancers from local communities. Participating groups include Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble, Yangsheng Choir and the Thousand Oaks Dance Ensemble.
Admission is free. Sponsored by California Lutheran University and Pacific Pearl Music Association. For information, contact Debby Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danielle Eubank |
“One Artist Five Oceans”
Friday, May 24 – Thursday, Aug. 1 Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture
Danielle Eubank is an expedition artist. She travels the world capturing images of water. Any notion that all water looks the same is dispelled when viewing her work – which can be abstract, realistic and cleverly inferred. Eubank has an uncanny ability to capture the personality, essence and dynamism of water in ripples and reflections. Her 20-year quest to paint all the oceans on earth will be realized February of 2019 with an expedition to Antarctica. “One Artist Five Oceans” will feature some of her recent work.
Eubank served as expedition artist aboard the Borobudur, a replica ancient Indonesian vessel that rounded the Cape of Good Hope sailing to Ghana in a 10,000-mile journey. She also sailed on a replica of a 2,500-year-old Phoenician ship that traveled from Syria and circumnavigated Africa, to name just a couple of adventures. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Admission is free. Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or visit CalLutheran.edu/kwanfong.
The 2019 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival in Downtown Ojai
The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is hosting its 16th annual event on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10am-5pm. Each year the festival takes place at Libbey Park, in the heart of historic downtown Ojai.
Sip on lavender infused lemonade as you meander the tree lined aisles of artisan wares; over 100 vendors on hand. From essential oils and lotions, to plants, art and jewelry, to delectable gourmet treats, informative classes and hands-on demonstrations – there is something for everyone at the must attend event of the summer! Relax and enjoy a picnic while listening to the soft sounds of festival musicians. Or dine at one of Ojai’s heralded eateries featuring lavender infused specially items. Come for the day or stay a while and enjoy local art galleries, shops and boutiques that are uniquely Ojai.
For up to date information on the festival, visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org
The 22nd Annual Rods and Roses classic car show will be held on historical Linden Avenue in Carpinteria on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Following the car show is the annual Carpinteria Independence Day Parade, starting at 9th Street, at 5pm. The parade route will start at 9th Street, turn left on Linden Avenue, continue up Linden Avenue, U turn at the corner of Linden and Carpinteria Avenue, and turn on to Linden Avenue to 6th Street.
Mark your calendar, bring the family and experience Carpinteria’s small town charm.
Since its conception, Rods & Roses has raised significant funds for these much needed youth organizations through the generous donations of local businesses and community members. Rods and Roses also donates booth space on the day of the event to create fundraising and awareness opportunities for a variety of non profit and service groups.
To find out more, visit rodsandroses.wordpress.com.
Shelter Hope Pet Shop teams up with Thousand Oaks Toyota to give back to First Responders
This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Shelter Hope Pet Shop and Thousand Oaks Toyota are teaming up to bring our community a Heart Warming Adoption event! Thousand Oaks Toyota, Celebrating 50th Anniversary and Counting, has generously offered to cover the adoption fees for First Responders who are looking to rescue a Shelter Hope Pet Shop doggie! First responders, including; Fire Department, Sheriff Department, Doctors, Nurses, and Police Department members. The group members can select or register to adopt an adoptable pet looking for a forever home and Thousand Oaks Toyota will pay the adoption fee.
Local residents are also invited to come out and take home their future family member, and help find forever homes for local shelter doggies. This amazing Adoption and Sales Event will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 12 NOON to 5 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Toyota, located at 2401 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks.
During the event, Shelter Hope Pet Shop will be working with their volunteers to place available doggies with their forever families.
Shelter Hope Pet Shop, will host a 5 star silent auction and have lots of doggies available for adoption.
Camp Bow Wow, a doggie daycare and boarding facility located in Agoura Hills will be offering giveaways.
Pet Food Express, a dog food and pet supply shop, will be there giving away tokens for a free dog wash at their Thousand Oaks, location.
Thousand Oaks Toyota will offer:
Special Lease Incentives
Special Purchase Incentives
Additional Sales Personnel and Appraisers on site for this huge event
Up to $500.00 Target Gift Card for Taking a Test Drive.
Thousand Oaks Toyota will buy your vehicle, whether or not you buy a vehicle from TOT, for up to 110% of Kelly Blue Book
About Shelter of Hope
The Shelter Hope Pet Shop is in a storefront space, at Janss Marketplace, located off the Moorpark exit on the 101 Freeway at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The shopping center has provided the free space to the non-profit animal rescue organization for eight years. Shelter Hope Pet Shop has rescued and placed over 6,000 dogs in their forever loving home. They provide a fun, friendly place where visitors and volunteers can meet and interact with animals needing adoption. Shelter Hope Pet Shop also sells pet merchandise with all proceeds helping save the lives of homeless pets.
“During this time of healing in Thousand Oaks it was very generous of Toyota to do an event like this, we are grateful for our community and appreciate all the support, we know that dogs can heal humans and are willing to help us right now” said Kim Sill, founder of Shelter Hope Pet Shop.
Shelter Hope Pet Shop is open on Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Janss Marketplace. For more information about Shelter of Hope call 805.379.3538 or visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org. Or follow us at #shelterhope_petshop
About Thousand Oaks Toyota
Where Car Buying Experiences Meet Exceptional Customer Service Expectations In the market for your next vehicle? Ready to consider different finance options, service offerings and automotive part orders? For a professional experience centered on transparency and established trust, choose Thousand Oaks Toyota for an upcoming dealership visit. Our team values professionalism and a customer-first approach above all else, ensuring that each moment you spend on our showroom floor and at our dealer location proves both memorable, rewarding and successful. “Thousand Oaks Toyota and I have always been dog friendly, and want to make sure that the community of first responders can benefit by having the healing love of a companion pet. We know the value of having them as family and want to help our first responders by giving them a pet to love.” said, owner of Thousand Oaks Toyota, Anita Brodecky.
Event features classics, hot rods, muscle cars, bombs, trucks and lowriders. Free coffee and Matchbox Cars! Dog friendly! Also, free admission to the museum during the event.
Upcoming dates: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.