The Malibu Half Marathon and 5K are planned for Sunday, November 4, 2018. The races start and finish at Zuma Beach. The half marathon starts at 7am and the 5K at 7:30am. Learn more and sign up at malibumarathon.com.
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The Rotary Club of Westlake Village invites you to its annual Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4600 Lakeview Canyon Road (between Agoura Road and Watergate Road) from 10 am to 4 pm.
There will be musical entertainment, over 100 vendors, kids' activities, food trucks, classic car display, special pet zone, "Battle of the Brews" and more.
Visit rotarywlv.org for more information.
Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Santa Barbara Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival on May 26-28, 2018 benefits the Children's Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Admission is free. More information at www.imadonnarifestival.com.
Spend your summer Sundays with great live music at the 2018 Summer Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake
The traditionally private Calabasas Lake opens its doors to concert goers, providing a scenic backdrop and ample field seating for picnickers. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and sweaters. Some fixed seating is available on a first come first served basis. All performances are free to the public.
Parking at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and there's a park and ride shuttle from the Calabasas Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Way. Shuttle hours 4:30pm to 8pm.
June 3: Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones tribute)
July 15: Cold Duck (Dance party band playing top 40 hits, classic R&B, rock & roll and more)
August 5: Sinatra Big Band (Sinatra tribute)
August 26: Steely Jam (Steely Dan tribute)
The 2018 Santa Barbara Wine & Festival takes place at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature wines from over 50 wineries plus bakers, caterers, chefs and more. Admission is $75 for members of the Museum and $100 for non-members. Adults only event. Proceeds benefit the Museum's exhibits and science education programs for school children. For more information, visit www.sbnature.org/about/495.html.
The Hope4Kids Festival and Run will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Lake Sherwood, 2300 Norfield Ct, Thousand Oaks 8am to 2pm.
Please join us on Saturday April 28th from 8am to 2pm in raising funds for foster, former foster, abused and neglected children in Ventura County and the Conejo Valley! The HOPE4Kids Festival & Run is a community effort sponsored by RaisingHOPE, Inc. to raise awareness of the needs of youth in foster care and raise funds to meet the needs of youth in care. Monies raised by this event will go directly to assist foster youth including but not limited to paying for orthodontic treatment, special medical equipment, textbooks for college, and extracurricular activities such as sports equipment, camps, musical instruments, arts, driver's education courses and more!
Course starts at the gorgeous, exclusive Lake Sherwood in the hills of Thousand Oaks. The festival and starting line is between the two Lake Sherwood property gates off of Potrero.
Please bring your whole family and join us for our FREE Festival which will feature a silent auction, booths by community organizations, food trucks, a free kidzone (bounce houses, gaming truck, reptiles and more) and stage performances. Entry into the fair is free to the community. We also feature a Foster Gallery with video and photo biographies of children in need of families.
Register and learn more at www.raisinghope.org/hope4kids.
The Blue & The Gray Civil War reenactment in Moorpark is the largest battle reenactment on the West Coast. Now in its 17th year, the event will take place March 17 and 18 at Hitch Ranch (100 West High St., Moorpark, entrance adjacent to the Moorpark Post Office).
Hundreds of re-enactors from all over the country come to Moorpark each year to participate.
Activities include four battle reenactments (with cannon and musket fire), Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, solider and civilian encampments, Confederate army surrendering to the Union army and period dancing and music. The featured battle this year is the Battle of Gettysburg. Presented by the Rotary Club of Moorpark, the event is designed to educate the public about the historical significance of the Civil War and its effect on the United States including the abolishment of slavery.
Hours: 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Admission: $20/adults (online, $22 at the gate), $15/ages 6 through 17 (online, $17 at the gate), free/ages 5 and under. Bleacher seats: an additional $4 per person, per battle. Parking: $5 per car. A free shuttle will take visitors to the event site. Discount packages are available online. For more information: go to www.MoorparkCivilWar.com, CivilWar@MoorparkRotary.com, 805-279-5253.