Ride On Fall Fun Chili Cookoff and Open House in Newbury Park on Saturday, October 28th


Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will be hosting a Fall Fun Chilli Cookoff and Open House on Saturday October 28 at their Newbury Park facility. Join Ride On from 10am – 1pm and take part in the horse themed pumpkin decorating contest, haunted barn walk, apple bobbing, sack race and much more. The chili cookoff will take place at noon – please email Cheryl@RideOn.org if you would like to enter. Santa Rosa Valley 4H Club will be bringing a petting zoo and there will be demos by the amazing students at Ride On. The event is free, appropriate for all ages and the community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Ride On provides therapeutic horseback riding opportunities for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. In partnership with the Conejo Recreation and Park District, Ride On gives 225 lessons every week from 2 ranches in the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys. The ranch is located at 401 Ronel Court, Newbury Park. For more information please contact Sara@RIdeOn.org or call 805.375.9078.

Tribute to the Photographic Legacy of Ed Lawrence Event in Newbury Park on November 4th


“Preserving our History one Picture at a Time” - A tribute to the legacy of Ed Lawrence benefiting the local history collections at the Thousand Oaks Library on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Event to take place at the Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Suite A, Newbury Park (next to the Newbury Park Library)

Enjoy a reception, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and no host bar and slide show narrated by Ed Lawrence entitled “Conejo Valley: Then and Now”

Iconic as well as never before seen images. Autographed images and merchandise featuring images by Ed Lawrence will be available for purchase that evening.

Friends paying tribute to Ed that evening will be:

  • Chuck Cohen, former mayor city of Thousand Oaks
  • Jim Friedl, General Manager, Conejo Valley Recreation and Park District
  • Larry Janss, owner Four Friends Gallery, early resident
  • Chris Kimball, President, California Lutheran University
  • Wyatt McCrea, Mc Crea Ranch Foundation

The gallery will display a collection of Ed Lawrence’s work through November 12th.

Raffle Paint Night by Blank Canvas for 20 participants to recreate an Ed Lawrence iconic image [black/white and color options]

$50 per person; RSVP by October 18th  www.TOlibraryfoundation.org

For more information about reservations contact: Lisa Rogers, Thousand Oaks Library Foundation: Email: tolibraryfoundation@gmail.com• Phone: (805) 381-7361

2017 Reign of Terror Haunted House in Thousand Oaks Opens September 30th

Janss Marketplace announces the 2017 dates and ticket sales launch for the 13-night Reign of Terror Haunted House, one of the top ranked immersive haunt attractions in the U.S.  Now entering its 18th-annual season, Reign of Terror opens on September 30 at Janss Marketplace, located off the 101 Freeway, at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.

The 2017 Reign of Terror has expanded to more than 100 individual rooms, making it the largest indoor haunted attraction in Southern California. For a preview of the haunted house, visit www.rothauntedhouse.com.  

Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Tickets are NOW available for purchase online at www.rothauntedhouse.com.  The 2017 Reign of Terror will be open from 7 – 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 – 11 p.m. on Saturdays on the following dates: September 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Ticket prices range from $15 to $25 for general admission and $25 to $35 for express entry admission to avoid long wait in lines, particularly on weekends.  On Reign of Terror dates, the ticket office will also be open starting at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone in line for entrance prior to closing time each night is guaranteed entrance. 

Reign of Terror is an intense scare experience which can still be enjoyed by all ages. For families with younger children, the Reign of Terror Lights On tours will be offered two Saturday afternoons, October 21 and October 28 from 1 - 4 p.m.  Admission for the Lights On tour is $5 for children and adults.

Reign of Terror succeeds in providing more than a good scare by giving back to the community. Each year, through Janss Marketplace generosity in providing the rent-free 23,000 square feet of indoor space above Gold’s Gym, the haunted house donates proceeds from entrance fees to the Conejo Recreation and Parks District. 

The annual donations benefit the District's Thousand Oaks Teen Center, Young Artists Ensemble programs and the Conejo Theatre for Everyone, which provides special needs youth the opportunity to perform on stage. Over the past eight years Reign of Terror at Janss Marketplace has generated over $200,000 in donations. 

For more information about Reign of Terror visit www.ROTHauntedHouse.com.

Cancer Support Community Holiday Homes Tour on December 2, 2017


Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold its 26th Annual Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fabulous event is attended by over 3,000 guests each year. It includes a self-guided tour of private homes in the Conejo Valley and surrounding communities. The homes have been decorated to display the family’s personal tastes and traditions for the holidays. A holiday boutique complements the event on December 2 and 3, held at St. Max O’Reilly Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The self-guided tour is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers, allowing them to continue providing cancer support, education, and hope, free of charge, for people affected by cancer and their families. Tickets may be purchased online at www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or via phone, (805) 379-4777. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, advertising, and volunteer openings, please call (805) 379-4777

Location: 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village

Website: www.cancersupportvvsb.org/events/holidayhomestour/

About the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Celebrating 25 years of providing support, education and hope to people with cancer and their family, Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara services include support groups, mind/body healthy living programs, educational workshops, social events and connection to community resources. Over 25 years, they have served more than 25,000 local residents affected by cancer with programs throughout Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the San Fernando Valley. Programs are offered in English and Spanish and are all provided to participants free of charge. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or call 805-379-4777.   

2017 Many Mansions "Bowls of Hope" Event at Cal Lutheran on Sunday, November 5th


Many Mansions hosts its Bowls of Hope event on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at California Lutheran University's Gilbert Arena in Thousand Oaks.

Bowls of Hope is Many Mansion's only fundraising event this year. Your contributions will benefit our Children and Adult Service Programs.

The Bowls of Hope Event is designed to spread awareness of the need for affordable housing in Ventura County and the importance of on-site services and programs provided by Many Mansions.

Five hundred ceramic bowls have been created by local community members for our guests to keep as a reminder of the day. Guests enjoy delicious soups and breads donated by local restaurants and served by dignitaries and civic leaders. Enjoy a simple meal of soup and salad with ice cream for dessert, bid on wonderful silent auctions items and enjoy live entertainment by local area youth! 

Tickets available at www.manymansions.org/bowls-of-hope.

4th Annual Halloween Fundraiser at Bard Mansion in Port Hueneme on Saturday, October 28


The annual Haunted Dinner, Magic and Dancing will be held at the Historic Bard Mansion on the Port Hueneme Naval Base. It includes a formal sit down dinner, wine & beverages, magic show (performed by a Magic Castle magician), psychics, , guests Richard & Debbie Senate (ghost hunters), live music, comedy, silent auction & raffle.

Tickets are $140 each. Get them at hermanbennettfoundation.org/events.html.

2017 October Classic 5K & 10K Events in Ojai on Saturday, October 28th


The October Classic 5K and 10K Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Ojai Valley Community Hospital, 1306 Maricopa Hwy. Proceeds benefit the Hospital.

Pre-register for the event by visiting www.octoberclassic.org. Or register the morning of the event beginning at 7 a.m. 5K/10K races start at 8 am; wheelchair races and walk at 9 am. Wear you Halloween costume!

This year will also feature the Paws for a Cause canine walk. Bring your favorite 4 legged friend out to Walk N' Wag along with our annual October Classic Event. There will be a prize for the best dressed Pooch, so if they enjoy dressing up, please encourage them to! The first 50 pre-registered doggies will receive Event Bandanas!