Rendezvous at the Zoo Fundraiser at Moorpark Teaching Zoo on October 10, 2019

The Moorpark Teaching Zoo's Rendezvous at the Zoo event will take place on October 10, 2019. This age 21+ event will combine wild animal encounters, wine and hors d’oeuvres with a silent auction on the sprawling terrace of the Exotic Animal Training and Management building. 

Proceeds will go towards funding student scholarships, animal medical care and zoo projects.

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17th Annual "Stand Up for Kids" Gala Dinner & Auction in Westlake Village on September 14, 2019

The 17th Annual ‘Stand Up for Kids’ Gala Dinner & Auction hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.  Centered is planned for Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.

The annual Gala Dinner & Auction is the largest fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.  Evening highlights include a silent & live auction, gourmet dining, entertainment, and dancing.  The Gala helps support over 4,200 children in quality before and after school programs, sport leagues and summer camps. 

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.  For more information, call the Boys & Girls Clubs at 818-706-0905 or visit

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are open before and after school, during lunch, on weekends, throughout the summer for the camp program and all day during school vacations with tours of the Clubs available upon request.  For more information about supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, please log onto or call 818-706-0905.

UCAAN Buy Me Love Charity Date Auction in Agoura Hills on Saturday, September 28, 2019


United Cancer Advocacy Action Network (UCAAN), the non-profit organization that aids cancer warriors, patients and survivors directly, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of impacting the lives of 10,000 cancer patients nationwide. To celebrate these two milestones, the community is invited to participate in the annual charity date auction, “UCAAN Buy Me Love.” The event will take place on Saturday, September 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Agoura Hills. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the event starts at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale on Eventbrite - $15.00 for VIP, available until September 5 when prices increase to $20.00 and $25.00 at the door. The Eventbrite ticket link can be found on

“What UCAAN does is extremely unique because we focus on people not research and what their specific needs are. We help individuals diagnosed with any kind of cancer and we never turn away a patient. We will be remembering those we fight for and those we have lost,” said Rachel Shur, cancer survivor extraordinaire and founder of UCAAN.

UCAAN caters to the patient and finds the resources that benefits them, which is specialized and customized to their needs. In 10 years, UCAAN has impacted cancer patient lives with over 90% of patients requesting financial support. UCAAN has various programs to help empower patients and their friends and family to raise the funds they need through a program UCAAN started called the “Personal Fundraising Program,” which has helped patients raise upwards of $5,000 by selling handmade items made by Shur and volunteers that are gifted to patients in need.

“We cannot keep up with this need on our own, which is why we create fun and engaging events every year to raise awareness about UCAAN, and our future goal of becoming one of the largest financial support organizations for cancer patients in the country,” Shur added.

This is the last “UCAAN Buy Me Love" event, which will make way for new UCAAN events in the coming years. A new addition this year is a live service auction where small business owners will auction off their products and services.

Caterers participating at the event include Stonefire Grill, Alligator Pear Catering, and Zen Garden.

Featured businesses that will be offering their products and services in the live auction include AnnDee McGlory, a Motivational Powerhouse Life Coach, Arnold Bloch, MFT, Jennifer Sidoti, CPT & CMT - Personal Trainer, Dr. Katrina Babcock of Rehab Wellness, and Karen Smith M.A., M.S., Educ. Of Personalized College Choice, an Independent Educational Consultant.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information email, call 805-479-1032 or visit


United Cancer Advocacy Action Network (UCAAN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that aids cancer warriors, patients and survivors directly providing the tools needed to live life to their fullest potential and improve their quality of life. When Rachel Shur was diagnosed with Stage 4, terminal rare cancer in 2006, she turned her public speaking and experience into the cancer organization, UCAAN, which focuses on getting as much vital information, resources and support to those with cancer, nationwide. Programs include customized resources, a personal fundraising program, education, inspiration and hope, and supportive programs. UCAAN provides connections to dentists who can help cancer patients prevent dental deterioration caused by chemotherapy and radiation. Donations to the nonprofit also help fund temporary lodging for patients who lose their homes, caregiver assistance, gas cards, grocery cards and more. For more information, visit

14th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism in Westlake Village on Sunday, October 6, 2019


14th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Autism
Sunday, October 6, 2019
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

This star-studded, red carpet charitable event raises funds to provide direct care and treatment to children with autism. Event will 

The fundraiser will feature a VIP & general cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, live entertainment, seated gourmet dinner catered by Four Seasons Hotel award-winning chefs, and an exciting program of celebrity presenters, live entertainment, and a special tribute to 2019 honorees.

For complete details and to purchase tickets, go to:

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 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 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. 

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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 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 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.

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