57th Annual Halloween Carnival in Simi Valley on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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57th Annual Youth Halloween Carnival to take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5:30-8PM at The Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley. Pre-sale tickets/wristbands available online for $4 per kid until 10/29/18.  Tickets available at the gate for $5.  www.rsrpd.org/events/halloween/simi_valley.php

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:

  • 8/14: The Time Traveler's Wife (2009 PG-13)
  • 8/21: 12 Monkeys (1995 R)
  • 8/28: Stranger Than Fiction (2006 PG-13)

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

  • 8/20: The Hundred Foot Journey (2014 PG)

Summer Trivia Challenge! Calling all trivia buffs! Teams of two compete in a battle of wits for a chance to win Amazon gift cards. All ages and spectators welcome. Find a partner and join the fun at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Sat 8/11 8-10pm NP Library Parking Lot - Outdoor Movie Night - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)

CReATE Studio - The library is excited to offer two free summer Pinterest inspired, Pinspired Crafternoons for Families, led by Jemma Wildermuth of CReATE Studio. Drop in and learn how to create one or all the great projects. All materials provided while supplies last. Dates and projects are Sunday, August 12, 2018 - Mason Jars:  painted storage jars, vacation keepsake jars, and family fun idea jars and Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Yarn: canvas yarn wrapped paintings, yarn wrapped branches, yarn wrapped wire letters. This event is held at the Grant R. Brimhall library from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun 8/19 2-3pm TO Library - New World String Project - Celtic/Nordic/American folk quartet.

Teen Programs

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Kids' Programs

Thu 8/16 6:30-7:30pm TO Library Garden - Stuffed Animal Storytime & Sleepover ages 3 and up. Camping storytime and craft activity with your furry friend. Tuck them in at the library, follow their overnight adventure on Facebook and pick the stuffed animal up the next morning. 

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)

  • 8/9 - Downsizing (R)
  • 8/16 - 12 Strong (R)
  • 8/23 - Where is Kyra (R)
  • 8/30 - The Commuter (PG-13)

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Monday, August 20th 2-4pm - Classic Movies with Library Bob. Free Screening of "3 Godfathers" (1948) followed by Q&A. 

Children's Programs

Wed, Aug 8 10am and 2pm - Annie Banannie - Join Annie Banannie for stories, balloons, and fun.

Sat Aug 11 10am to noon - Family Karaoke

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)

Community Room

Sat, Aug 11th 1-4pm - Teen Karaoke

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays

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Free crafts for kids ages 3 and up at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm (updated 7/26/18):

7/28: Sail Away! Craft Stock Sailboat

8/4 Let's Go Fishing!

8/11: What Time Is It? Sundial

8/18: Bird-Watching Bird Feeder

8/25: Cool Drink Holder

The Ventura store is located at 4705 Telephone Road.  Phone 805.289.1550 or visit www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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14th Annual Reyes Adobe Days Festival in Agoura Hills October 11-14, 2018

The 14th Annual Reyes Adobe Days Festival will take place at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills  on October 11-14, 2018

RAD celebrates the very best of local culture with a variety of events for all ages on the grounds of an original 1845 California rancho. 

Overview:

Thursday, October 11: Fiesta at the Adobe at 11:30am - luncheon for ages 50+ $10

Friday, October 12: Night at the Adobe for ages 21+ from 6-9PM. Visit website for tickets and pricing.

Saturday, October 13: RAD Runs 10K/10 Miler. RAD Parade at 10am.

Saturday/Sunday October 13-14: Day in the Park 11am to 4pm featuring live music, free children's activities, art, food, adobe tours and more.

More information at www.reyesadobedays.org. Or call 818.597.7361 for more details, float parade entries, etc.

2018 Regal Theaters Summer $1 Movie Express in Camarillo and Simi Valley

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Regal Theaters presents its Summer Movie Express 2018. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 10-week festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar ($1) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Both movies play both days.

A portion of the $1 admission price goes to assist the Will Rogers Institute

Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX, 680 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo (805-383-8879) 

  • June 19-20: Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • June 26-27: Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3-4: The LEGO Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • July 10-11: Sing and The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17-18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
  • July 24-25: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31-Aug 1: The LEGO Batman Movie and Trolls
  • Aug 7-8: Minions and The Boss Baby
  • Aug 14-15: Paddington 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Aug 21-22: Despicable Me 3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Regal Simi Valley Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX, 2751 Tapo Cyn Road, Simi Valley (805-526-0232)

  • June 19-20: Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • June 26-27: Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3-4: The LEGO Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • July 10-11: Sing and The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17-18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
  • July 24-25: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31-Aug 1: The LEGO Batman Movie and Trolls
  • Aug 7-8: Minions and The Boss Baby
  • Aug 14-15: Paddington 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Aug 21-22: Despicable Me 3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express for more information.

Upcoming Free Events and Programs at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura

Here is a compilation of selected upcoming planned events at the E.P. Foster Library. All events are free and open to the public. The Library is located in Historic Downtown Ventura, 651 East Main Street, Ventura. (805) 648-2716 www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library.

Adult Events

Adult STEAM Workshop

8/21 Saturday @2-3pm (3rd Saturday of the month)

Do you want to learn about what's new in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)? Each month a different themed program will be presented. 

Spanish Conversation Group

7/7, 14, 21, & 28 Saturdays @ 10:30am in the Rentfrow Room

Are you learning Spanish but need some practice speaking? Join this informal group to chat and practice your Español! Bring your own coffee!

Poetry Open Mic Night

8/2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Thursdays @ 7:30-9pm in the Topping Room

On these Thursday nights, come join this group of  writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.

Twisted Stitchers Fiber Arts Club

8/2 & 16 Thursday @ 10:30am

Get together with makers from all across the fiber-arts world. Meet, teach, connect, share.

Ukulele Jam Session

7/23, 8/13, 8/27 Mondays @ 7-10pm in the Topping Room

Locals gather to play the ukulele on the first and third Monday of the month.

Children’s Events

Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Reading Shows - Wednesdays @ 3-4pm

  • 7/25 Caterpillar Puppets
  • Wed 8/1: Humane Society of Ventura County
  • Thu 8/2: Kona Ice - A cool sweet way to end the summer!
  • Wed 8/8: Ojai Raptors

All Summer Reading (SR) Shows on the 2nd floor, all at 3pm

Lego play

7/24, & 31, 8/7, 14, 21, & 28 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

7/28, 8/4, 11, 18, & 25 Saturdays @ 10:30am-4pm

Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!

Monday Craft Madness

7/23 & 30, 8/6, 13, 20 & 27  Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Teen Events

STEAM Boxes

7/24 & 31 Tuesdays @ 2-4pm

Try out a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math challenge.  Each week will have a new and exciting challenge. (For kids and teens!) 7/24 Code It Necklace, 7/31 Ice Excavation

Makerspace Open Workshop

7/25 and 8/1 Wednesdays @ 4-6pm

For Kids and Teens! Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the new maker menu!