10th Annual Taste of Conejo Event in Westlake Village on Friday, October 11, 2019


The tenth annual Taste of Conejo, presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, returns Friday, October 11, 6-9 p.m. (VIP Hour 5-6 p.m.), to the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Food and wine enthusiasts will enjoy an all-inclusive evening of exceptional food, wine, beer and spirit tastings from over 60 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. New local establishments “tasting” at the event this year include: craft cocktail bar Oak & Iron, Social Monk Asian Kitchen at The Promenade at Westlake, Made in Italy by Chef Antonio Sessa and 101 North Eatery & Bar at The Shoppes at Westlake.

After guests have their wine glass and tasting tray in hand, they will be greeted with martini tastings via an ice luge from Partysserie. In the center of the Grand Ballroom, flair bartenders from The Flair Project out of Santa Barbara, will be handcrafting cocktails while entertaining guests throughout the evening.

Pre-sale tickets are available online at TasteofConejo.com through September 15th; $65 per person for general admission and $90 for VIP tickets that include complimentary valet parking and 1-hour early entry into the event from 5-6p.m. Chamber members receive $15 off either ticket with their discount code. From September 16th – October 11th, general admission tickets will be available for $75, VIP tickets for $110 and a limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door. Only guests over the age of 21 will be allowed admittance.

2019 tasting participants to date include:

8th Devil Distributing, 14 Cannons Brewing, 101 North Eatery & Bar, Baja Fresh Westlake Village, Barone’s Pizzeria, Black Bart Navy Rum, Bolt To Wines, Celebrate Sweetly, Culter’s Artisan Spirits, Dusty Nabor Wines, Five Threads Brewing Company, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Hatch Café and Market, Hyatt Regency Westlake, Jill’s Gourmet Cotton Candy, Made in Italy, Millesime Cellars, Newberry Candy, Oak & Iron, Partysserie, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Smokin Steve’s Catering, Social Monk Asian Kitchen, Sunland Vintage Winery, Twisted Oak Tavern, Vinemark Cellars and Zin Bistro Americana.

A special thanks to our sponsors:

• Lead Sponsors: Express Employment Professionals, The Acorn Newspapers

• Premier Sponsors: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, GTK Analytics, Inc.

• Entertainment Sponsors: California Water Service, Invesco Championship, La Quinta, U.S. Bank, Union Bank

• Major Sponsors: Hillcrest Financial Group of Thrivent Financial, Logix, Pepperdine University, Rosemary Allison

• Supporting Sponsors: Amgen, Atara Biotherapeutics, Bank of America, Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn, California State University Channel Islands, KMPG, Richard Ross Associates, Salem Los Angeles, SPARK Networking Group, Takeda, TechAhead, Veterinary Angels Medical Center & The Little Angels Project

Visit www.TasteofConejo.com or call 805.370.0035 for more information.

Cowboys and Cabernet Country Music Festival in Simi Valley on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Join us for an everning of amazing wines, tasty micro brews, lip-smackin' grub, country Music and FUN at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 430-8:30PM. Cowboys & Cabernet is Simi Valley's Premier Country Music Festival. Admission includes unlimited wine, brews and food tastings along with LIVE Country Music and games. Also on tap are a Wine Pull, Shopping and Much More!

Hummingbird Nest Ranch is located at 2940 Kuehner Drive, , Simi Valley. 

Visit www.cowboysandcabernet.com for more information.

2019 Paint the Town Pink Fundraising Event for Breast Cancer Survivors in Thousand Oaks on October 1st

The Oaks and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center are kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Paint the Town Pink," a fun night out to raise funds for the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. Paint the Town Pink will be held in JC Penney court area of The Oaks on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 6-8pm.

Admission includes one complimentary signature cocktail, delicious appetizers and desserts and a silent auction. Purchase advance tickets at www.CancerSupportVVSB.org or call (805) 379-4777. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, a local nonprofit with a mission to ensure that all adults and children impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

About the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Celebrating more than two decades of providing support, education and hope to people fighting cancer, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is an independently governed and funded chapter of Cancer Support Community, the 50-member nation-wide organization. Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara serves more than 3,200 local residents affected by cancer each year with programs throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and into the San Fernando Valley.  Programs are offered in English and Spanish and are all provided free of charge. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or call 805-379-4777.

2019 Pier Under the Stars Food & Wine Tasting Benefit in Ventura on October 5th

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Since its original construction in 1872, the Ventura Pier has stood as a symbol of the region's rich history and natural resources. Once the cornerstone of Ventura County's agricultural, construction and oil trade, today the Ventura Pier is a favorite attraction for fishing, picnics, sunset strolls and beautiful views of Ventura County's coastline and the Channel Islands.

In 1993 a dedicated group of community leaders created Pier into the Future, a non-profit organization, to establish a $1 million endowment fund to preserve and maintain the Ventura Pier for future generations to enjoy. This committed group is continually seeking volunteers to help Pier into the Future reach its goal through community outreach efforts at events such as the Ventura County Fair, the City of Ventura's Street Fairs and the ever-popular food and wine tasting event Pier Under the Stars, a gathering of restaurants, wineries, and breweries all in support of Ventura's treasured Pier. Festivities will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Ventura Promenade overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Ventura Pier. 21+ only.

Visit www.pierintothefuture.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Simi's Endless Summer Beer Fest on Saturday, August 24, 2019


Presented by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset, Simi’s Endless Summer Beer Fest on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 5-9pm will feature over a dozen craft breweries with over 20 beers to taste. Enjoy unlimited beer tastings featuring local breweries, enjoy music and food trucks. Proceeds to benefit local charitable, educational and humanitarian causes. 21 and over only. Event to take place at Rancho Simi Community Park. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/simis-endless-summer-beer-fest-2019-tickets-63488441638.

SIPurbia Wine & Beer Festival in Moorpark on September 28, 2019


September 28th, wine, beer, music, food, fun, and games join together to benefit the The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley from 2 to 6 p.m. at the SIPurbia Wine & Beer Festival at Tierra Rejada Golf Course in Moopark.

The festival is featuring unlimited samples from dozens of breweries and wineries. Throughout the day, there will also be music from several live bands from the 80’s and 90’s. Additionally, guests will enjoy exhibitors, food trucks, and lawn games. Everyone in attendance will receive a souvenir tasting cup to try out the many available libations.

General admission tickets are currently $40. A portion of the proceeds will go to help support the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley, which provides safe spaces for the children in our communities to develop and grow as people, as citizens, and as leaders.

Tierra Rejada Golf Course is located at 15187 Tierra Rejada Rd, Moorpark. Tickets can be purchased at www.sipurbia.com. For more information, visit the website or e-mail sipurbiainfo@gmail.com.

8th Annual Thousand Oaks BrewFest on Thursday, August 22, 2019


The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents its 8th Annual BrewFest on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (last call 7:30 pm) at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

Admission price of $60 ($80 VIP Pass) includes tickets that will get you a variety of beer and appetizers! Over 20 craft breweries and local restaurants. Tickets will be available soon at www.tobrewfest.com.