2018 Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run 10K/5K on February 24th

The Westlake Village Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run 10k/5k will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Westlake Village City Hall. 10k starts at 8am, 5k starts at 9:30am, 1k kids fun run is at 10:30am (registration opens that morning at 7am).

Family-friendly community expo with food and drinks, live music, and kids corner. Price: $35 pre-registration, $40 day-of registration (one fee of $50 total if running both the 5k and 10k--must pre-register)

Register at events.lustgarten.org/WestlakeVillagePCWalkRun.

The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research--100% of proceeds go directly to research.

6th Annual Autism Society of Ventura County Aut2Run Event on Sunday, April 29, 2018

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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 29, 2018. 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!) and a Fun-K at 10:30 am. Open to competitive runners, casual walkers, families & the community. Learn more and register at www.aut2run.org. Sign up early!

NEW: The 911 Run is a FREE registration category exclusively for Emergency First Responders (Police/Sheriff, Fire, and EMTs) who live or work in Ventura County. At registration, you will choose between the 5K, 10K Trail Race, or the 15K Hero Run.

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.

"My Father's Dragon" Family Show at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Sat, January 20th

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Embark on an adventure with My Father’s Dragon at the Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theatre, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s beloved, award-winning and best-selling Dragon trilogy, Enchantment Theatre Company’s My Father’s Dragon features talking animals, flying dragons and buried treasure! Elmer sets off on a daring adventure to rescue a baby dragon being held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island. With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? Using life-size puppets, expressive masks, magical scenic effects and original music, Enchantment brings to life this remarkable tale that reminds us all that we are never too young to make a difference.

The Enchantment Theatre Company awakens imaginations of every age with its whimsical telling of new and classic fables, myths and legends. For this production, they bring to vivid life a story that has been honored by Newbery and the American Library Association, named among the top 100 books for children by the School Library Journal, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary of publication in 2018. With “delightfully logical nonsense, appealing characters, and irrepressible humor,” (the New York Times), the production is a tale of derring-do and laughter, too. 

Single tickets are priced at $29-$19 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com (or more specifically, THIS LINK) or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

Underwater Parks Day Festival at Sea Center in Santa Barbara on Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Celebrate the biodiversity and abundance of animals living in Marine Protected Areas. Dive into the world of marine science with our interactive activities and ocean-themed crafts. Underwater Parks Day at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. 10am to 3pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

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14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest in Ventura Rescheduled to Sunday, February 4, 2018

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The 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest has been rescheduled (due to the tragic Thomas Fire) to Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. This event features vendors, a new and used part swap meet, new and old school bike show, an art exhibit, live blues and rock bands, a tribute to David Mann, beer, food and more! $15 General Admission. Kids 12 and under free. Military with ID $10. More information at www.chopperfestival.com or call 805.217.2113.

41st Annual Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights on December 15-16

Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its 41st Annual Holiday Parade of Lights on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 17th starting at 6:30 pm. This year's parade will celebrate 100 years of our national parks.

The two-day fun filled event includes a carnival, seaside shopping and dining followed by the lighted boat parade at 6:30 pm. Parking and admission are free.

NOTE: THE FIREWORKS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED FOR THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BUT THE REST OF THE EVENT IS GOOD TO GO AS OF NOON 12/14.

On Saturday, the 16th stop by early for Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace from 1-5 pm, including faux snowfall every 15 minutes, visits with Mr & Mrs Claus, live reindeer, kids' activities, holiday carnival, carolers and more.

Visit venturaharborvillage.com for more information.

Ventura County's 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Oxnard on January 15, 2018

The 2018 Ventura County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Monday, January 16th and will start at 8 a.m. with a gathering at Plaza Park, 500 South C Street in Downtown Oxnard, followed by a "Freedom March" to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (OPAC), 800 Hobson Way.

Then at the OPAC is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance program that starts at 9am, featuring Ron Hasson, President of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP as keynote speaker. Refreshments will be served after the program. Admission $7 online or at the door.

Learn more at www.mlkventuracounty.com.