18th Annual Margarita Mixoff in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, April 25, 2019

The 18th Annual Margarita Mixoff presented by Soroptimist International of the Conejo is planned for Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the event. Admission gets you tickets to taste margaritas and appetizers. Beer, wine and soft drinks included. Adults only event.

Soroptimist International of the Conejo is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that raises funds to help provide services for women and girls in the Conejo Valley and around the world.  The Soroptimist mission is “improving the lives of women and girls in the local community and throughout the world enabling them to take control of their lives and live their dreams.”

Visit www.siconejo.org for more information or to purchase tickets directly at www.siconejo.org/?page_id=1130.

Los Robles Greens is located at 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.

Red Cross Ventura County Operation Ride for the Red on May 18, 2019

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The American Red Cross of Ventura County, a leading humanitarian organization with nearly 600 volunteers, announces the kickoff of its third annual Operation: Ride for the Red cycling event. The ride will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and all proceeds will support the organization, which helps members of the military, veterans, and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. The 2019 event will be hosted by an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Steve Hegg.

There will be three rides going through Ventura County, a century (100 miles) starting at 6:30 a.m., a metric century (about 62 miles) starting at 9:30 a.m. and a half metric century (30 miles) starting at 10:00 a.m. Each registered rider will receive a rider bag with several free items. All active and retired veterans will ride for free.

In order to sustain the cyclists through the ride, there will be a free breakfast prior to the start of each ride as well as eight rest stops along the routes that will have water, energy drinks and bars, and first aid available. Lunch and live entertainment will also be provided from noon to 3 p.m.

Event participants are also encouraged to reach out to friends, family and supporters to help raise additional funds for the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program.

“Each time we participate in Operation: Ride for the Red, I’m overjoyed by how the community comes together to support such a worthy cause,” said Ken Bauer, ride event director for Operation: Ride for the Red. “It’s such a fun way to bring the community together to raise support for the military, veterans and their families. We owe a big thanks to our sponsors for allowing the Red Cross to host this ride year after year.”

The Red Cross is able to help local military families thanks to the generosity of donors who support the SAF program. This year’s Operation: Ride for Red sponsors include California Resources Corporation (CRC), Wells Fargo, Premier America Credit Union, and Capital Insurance Group (CIG), in addition to many generous in-kind donors.

Operation: Ride for the Red was created by passionate, local volunteers eager to share the story and history of the Red Cross SAF program. Since 9/11, the Red Cross has served more than one million military families, and it is the only military service organization that supports military families from the day they enlist through their time as a veteran. 

Register to ride, make a donation, or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at www.redcross.org/local/california/central-california/about-us/news-and-events/events/operation-ride-for-the-red.html

About The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/local/california/central.

2019 Tower 2 Tower Stair Climb Fundraiser in Oxnard on Saturday, June 1st

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The Tower 2 Tower Stair Climb Hosted By Oxnard Fire Explorer Post 9244 is planned for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Topa Financial Plaza Towers, 300 East Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Check in starts at 9 am. Start by running up then back down the stairs in the 14-story City National Bank tower. Head out and cross the parking lot through a series of obstacles (obstacles are optional). This course will lead you to the larger Morgan Stanley tower. Enter the north stairs then race up 22 flights. Water will be available every seven floors and on the rooftop. Exit to the roof, cross the finish line, then take a moment to enjoy the spectacular view and to revel in your run.

50 floors, 1,089 stairs, 500 feet!

Post race, join your family and friends at Public Safety Day. Demos will be ongoing from Fire and Police Departments, K9s and other public safety teams from the county.  Enjoy music and food with the entire family. Food trucks on hand until 3pm.

Register at www.active.com/oxnard-ca/climbing/tower-2-tower-stair-climb-2019.

43rd Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Chili Cook-Off and Craft Brew Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019

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The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club hosts its 43rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Craft Brew Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019  from noon (11am for VIP ticketholders) to 5pm at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. 

The annual event will feature a regional chili cook-off with over 40 chili tasting booths, live music featuring Justin Honsinger, Highway Starr, and Cover 2 Cover , food, beverages and fun activities for the whole family. Also features the 2nd Annual Craft Brew Festival and Classic & Custom Car Show. Over 15 food trucks and beverage booths will be on hand.

The Chili Cook-Off is proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks with 100% of the net proceeds going to local charities. Day of event General Admission is $20, VIP for $30, with kids 10 & under getting in for FREE; $65 gets you all the fun of the Cook-Off plus exclusive admission to the Craft Brew Festival, and VIP/Chili/Craft Brew tickets go for $85. Visit www.chili-cook-off.com for more information. Parking is $5.00 at the event site, with FREE parking and shuttle from the Conejo Creek Equestrian Center on Ave.de Las Flores.

7th Annual Autism Society of Ventura County Aut2Run Event on Sunday, April 28, 2019

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The Autism Society of Ventura County hosts its 6th Annual charity “Aut2Run!” race at California State University Channel Islands on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The event features a 10K trail run at 7:00 am, 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 am, 15K "Hero Run" (10K and 5K combined!), 1 mile walk/run at 10:15 am and a Fun-K at 10:45 am. Open to competitive runners, casual walkers, families & the community. Learn more and register at www.aut2run.org. Sign up early!

Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Ventura County. ASVC is a local chapter of the national Autism Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. ASVC was founded in 1994 by local parents and educators to provide support groups, community events, information and resources to families and individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival in Camarillo on June 2, 2019

The 26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1-5pm at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo. Admission to the event includes samplings from restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, coffee and tea vendors, among others from Northern California to the Conejo Valley, as well as continuous entertainment throughout the day and a large silent auction.

All proceeds from the Wine & Food Festival will go to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families – the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties whose mission is to provide hope and help to abused, neglected, or at-risk children. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-casa-pacifica-angels-wine-food-brew-festival-tickets-55603035175 . Event usually sells out.

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.

2019 Walk MS Conejo Valley in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, April 6th

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Nearly 800 Conejo Valley residents are expected to raise nearly $160,000 at Walk MS: Conejo Valley on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, and be inspired. In 2016 alone, nearly 300,000 people at more than 550 locations across the country walked to create a world free of MS, raising nearly $50 million.

WHEN: April 6; Check-in opens at 8 a.m.; opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and walk begins at 10 a.m. (1 mile and 5K routes available)

PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: Visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331 or email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.


WHY: Walk MS unites teams of families, friends, neighbors and co-workers to raise funds that drive groundbreaking MS research, provide life-changing services and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. HASHTAGS: #walkMS and #WalkTogether

Location: Conejo Creek Park; 1379 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks

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