50th Annual Westlake Village 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park

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The 50th Annual City of Westlake Village 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 will line up at 9:30 AM and proceed down the decorated four block route at 9:45 AM.

Participants are encouraged to decorate their bike, scooter, skateboard, or wagon in patriotic colors and join the City of Westlake Village for this wonderful patriotic celebration! Residents are also welcome to cheer participants on from the side of the parade route.

Awards for Most Patriotic Pooch, Most Patriotic Baby (0-1), Most Patriotic Toddler (2-4), Most Patriotic Elementary (K-5), Most Patriotic Middle School (Grades 6-8), Most Patriotic High (9-12), Most Patriotic Young Adult (age 19-23), Most Patriotic Adult (24-49), Most Patriotic Senior (55 and up) and Most Patriotic Family!

But wait! Before the parade, starting at 8am, Boy Scout Troop #752’s pancake breakfast will take place at the former Westlake Village Medical Center Property at 4415 Lakeview Canyon at 8:00 am. Breakfast tickets are available for $5 per person or $20 per family.

The event begins at the corner of Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road and marches down the four-block Agoura Road route to Berniece Bennett Park.

Once the parade arrives at the park there will be a U.S. flag retirement ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troup 485, followed by music, inflatables, old-fashioned games and free popsicles and water. The Rotary will be on hand selling hot dogs and snacks, with proceeds benefiting a local charity.

Visit wlv.org/254/Fourth-of-July-Parade or call 818.706.1613 for more information.

2019 Free Movies in the Park in Moorpark - June to August

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City of Moorpark presents free Movies in the Park this summer. Fun activities start at 7:15pm; movies start at 8:15pm. Free admission!

The lineup:

Sat, June 22: Ralph Breaks the Internet at Peach Hill Park

Sat, July 20: How to Train Your Dragon at Mammoth Highlands Park

Sat, August 17: The LEGO Movie 2 at Arroyo Vista Park

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2019 Regal Theaters Summer $1 Movie Express in Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Simi Valley

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Regal Theaters presents its Summer Movie Express 2019. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of films. During this summer-long festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar ($1) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Both movies play both days.

A portion of the $1 admission price goes to assist the Will Rogers Institute.

Regal Janss Marketplace

  • June 11-12: Despicable M and Turbo

  • June 18-19: LEGO Batman Movie and House with a Clock in Its Walls

  • June 25-26: House with a Clock in Its Walls and Paddington 2

  • July 2-3: Despicable Me 3 and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

  • July 9-10: LEGO Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • July 16-17: Smallfoot and Secret Life of Pets

  • July 23-24: LEGO Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • July 30-31: Sing and How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • August 6-7: Penguins of Madagascar and Boss Baby

  • August 13-14: Kung Fu Panda 3 and LEGO Ninjago Movie

  • August 20-21: Trolls and Minions

  • August 27-28: Madagascar and Shrek 2

  • September 3-4: How to Train Your Dragon and Storks

Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX, 680 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo (805-383-8879) 

  • June 18-19: LEGO Batman Movie and House with a Clock in Its Walls

  • June 25-26: House with a Clock in Its Walls and Paddington 2

  • July 2-3: Despicable Me 3 and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

  • July 9-10: LEGO Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • July 16-17: Smallfoot and Secret Life of Pets

  • July 23-24: LEGO Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • July 30-31: Sing and How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • August 6-7: Penguins of Madagascar and Boss Baby

  • August 13-14: Kung Fu Panda 3 and LEGO Ninjago Movie

  • August 20-21: Trolls and Minions

  • August 27-28: Madagascar and Shrek 2

  • September 3-4: How to Train Your Dragon and Storks

Regal Simi Valley Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX, 2751 Tapo Cyn Road, Simi Valley (805-526-0232)

  • June 11-12: Despicable M and Turbo

  • June 18-19: LEGO Batman Movie and House with a Clock in Its Walls

  • June 25-26: House with a Clock in Its Walls and Paddington 2

  • July 2-3: Despicable Me 3 and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

  • July 9-10: LEGO Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • July 16-17: Smallfoot and Secret Life of Pets

  • July 23-24: LEGO Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • July 30-31: Sing and How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • August 6-7: Penguins of Madagascar and Boss Baby

  • August 13-14: Kung Fu Panda 3 and LEGO Ninjago Movie

  • August 20-21: Trolls and Minions

  • August 27-28: Madagascar and Shrek 2

  • September 3-4: How to Train Your Dragon and Storks

Visit www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express for more information.

2019 Summer Movie Clubhouse at Century Riverpark 16 at The Collection in Oxnard

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Summer Movie Clubhouse! Ten weeks of fun films for kids at Century Riverpark at The Collection in Oxnard, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard on Monday mornings at 9:45 am., June 17 to August 19, 2019. ll films rated G or PG.

All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for only $5! Or $1 per show at the box office.  Same price for parents and children. Visit www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse for more information or call 805.988.6083

  • June 17: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

  • June 24: How to Train Your Dragon

  • July 1: Smallfoot

  • July 8: Kung Fu Panda

  • July 15: The LEGO Movie

  • July 22: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

  • July 29: Sherlock Gnomes

  • August 5: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

  • August 12: Despicable Me 3

  • August 19: Peter Rabbit

Learn more and buy tickets at www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse

Upcoming Events and Programs at the Moorpark City Library

The Moorpark City Library, located at 699 Moorpark Avenue, hosts a variety of events and programs for the general public, all free of charge. From time to time we will list some of them here. For more details, visit moorparklibrary.org or call 805.517.6370. Library hours are 10am to 8pm Mon-Thurs, 10am to 5pm Fri-Sat and 1-5pm on Sun.

Children's Events

Monday Performers at 3pm in the Civic Center Apricot Room

  • July 8: Circus Fantastico with Luce Puppet Co.

  • July 15: Billy Bonkers Magic Show

  • July 22: One World Rhythm - music participation show

PJ Storytime in the parks on Thursdays from 6:30-7:15pm

  • June 20: Community Park next to the Library

  • June 27: Mammoth HIghlands

  • July 11: Campus Canyon

  • July 18: Mountain Meadows

  • July 25: Peach Hill

  • August 1: Tierra Rejada

  • August 8: Poindexter Park

Elementary Crafts and Contests in the library or the park next door

  • June 21: Perler Beads

  • June 28: Crazy Hats with Glow Stickers

  • July 5: Bubble Gum Contest

  • July 12: Bubble Wans

  • July 19: Chalk Art

  • July 26: Relay Races & Fitness Challenge

  • August 2: Showtime Best

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Guitar Club - Saturdays, June 15, July 20 and Aug 17 3-4pm - Learn guitar basics. Bring your own guitar.

Creation Station: June 11 4pm DIY Bath Bombs, July 9 2pm Duct Tape Wallets, Aug 13 2pm Perler Beads

Ukulele Workshop - Mon, July 8 2-3pm with Craig Newton - Uke will be provided.

Upcoming Free Events and Programs at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura

Here is a compilation of selected upcoming planned events at the E.P. Foster Library. All events are free and open to the public. The Library is located in Historic Downtown Ventura, 651 East Main Street, Ventura. (805) 648-2716 www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library.

Adult Programs & Special Events

A California Native Plant Society Lecture

6/18 Tuesday @ 7-9pM

Please join us for an interesting and enlightening lecture series presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter. See you in the Topping Room!

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading :Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm

For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

Ongoing Events

Poetry Open Mic Night

6/6, 13, 20, & 27 Thursdays @ 7:30-9pm

On these Thursday nights, come join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.

Ukulele Jam Session

6/10, & 24 Mondays @ 7-10pm

Locals gather to play the ukulele on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Chess Around the Corner

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 11am-4pm

Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play. Boards will be set up and ready to go. Bring your best moves!

Children’s Events

Summer Reading Shows

Christopher T. Magician

6/20 Thursday @ 11am

Jim Cogan Storyteller

6/27 Thursday @ 11am

For 25 years Jim Cogan has been inspiring and motivating children to jump into the joy of reading through a wealth of oral tales told in language rhythms that tout positive values and highlight heroic actions in an endless stream of exciting adventures.

Sub Zero Science

6/29 Saturday @ 3pm

Sub Zero will be a performing a delicious science show. One free ice cream ticket will be given out to the first 50 kids & teens.

Early Literacy Class

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays &

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 10:30am

A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!

Lego play

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 10am-4pm

Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!

Monday Craft Madness

6/3, 10, 17, & 24 Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Paws for Reading

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 12-1pm

Read aloud to registered therapy dogs. A reading program designed to help improve a child’s reading skills. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 805-648-2716 & ask for the 2nd Floor Service Desk.

Teen Happenings

Gaming Daze

6/18 &25 Tuesdays @3:30-5:30pm

Play the Wii U & Other Gaming Systems during, the Oculus Rift VR (ages 13+), and some board games on the second floor. For Kids & Teens. Space: The blower pillar in the Makerspace.

STEAM Boxes

6/17& 24 Mondays @4-5:30pm

Try out a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math challenge. Each week will have a new and exciting challenge.

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading:Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

3D Printing Club

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 4-5pm

Explore this emerging technology through hands-on experiences! Discover new skills through design-based problem solving, and connect with others in a collaborative and positive learning environment.
Age Group: Tweens, Teens

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm
For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

Upcoming Events and Free Programs at the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch Libraries

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

Thousand Oaks (Grant R. Brimhall) Library.

There are two great Thousand Oaks libraries; the Grant R. Brimhall (GRB) Library at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch (NPB) is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139).  These libraries provide year-round free events, activities and programs for all ages. Selected events from time to time will be covered here.

Visit the library website at www.toaks.org/library to learn more. 

(The programs below are updated periodically to remove past events)

Programs and Special Events

Free Tuesday Night Movie Screenings at NP Library (6:30pm):

  • 5/14: A Star is Born (R, 135 min, 2018)

  • 5/21: Chicago (PG-13, 113 min, 2002)

  • 5/28: Beauty and the Beast (PG, 129 min, 2017)

  • 6/4: The Prestige (PG-13, 130 min, 2006)

  • 6/11: Now You See Me (PG-13, 115 min, 2013)

  • 6/18: Now You See Me 2 (PG-13, 129 min, 2016)

  • 6/25: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 min, 2013)

Monday Movie Matinees at T.O. Library at 1pm:

  • 5/20: Glass (PG-13, 2018, 110 min)

  • 6/10: Welcome to Marwen (PG-13, 116 min, 2018)

  • 6/24: BlackkKlansman (R, 135 min, 2018)

Adult and Family Programs

Ventura County Master Gardeners Series 6:30-8PM at T.O. Library:

  • 5/13/19: Water Wise Plant Selection and Maintenance

Dungeons & Dragons

Adventurers old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Grouped by ages 10 to14 and 15+. Pre-registration is required for ages 10 to 14. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 449-2260, option #5.The game takes place on May 4, 2019 (first Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room and May 25 (fourth Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help improve balance and create space in both mind and body. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Classes are on Mondays, May 6 through June 24 (no class on May 13 and June 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Coloring - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday each month. Materials provided. Program will take place on Friday, May 10th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

5/15 6:30-7:30pm T.O. Library - Meet the Author: Ken Davis - Ken Davis is a three-time Emmy-award-winning writer, producer, and on-air reporter. He has come face-to-face with a notorious serial killer in the middle of the night and nearly shot by a world-famous music producer. Along the way, he also hung out with everyone from Barack Obama to Walter Cronkite to Sting. Readers get a backstage pass to many classic TV programs, including "The CBS Evening News," "EXTRA" and "PBS NewsHour."

Open Mic Poetry Night - Join a diverse local poetry community to read, listen, encourage, and inspire. In partnership with the Ventura County Art Council and host Ken Jones. The featured reader will be Ron Fullerton on May 22 (fourth Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Crafternoon: Paper Weaving

Join other crafters every fourth Friday to learn and complete a new craft idea. Materials provided or bring your own on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library

6/1 11am to 2pm T.O. Library - Mental Health Resource Fair - The Thousand Oaks Library will host a free mental health resource fair on Saturday, June 1st from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn valuable information from local organizations such as Los Robles Hospital, UCLA Behavioral Health Associates, County of Ventura Veteran Services, Senior Concerns, the Alzheimer's Association, and Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association. Programs and demonstrations will include mindfulness meditation, tai chi, and Art Trek will showcase art programs for stress relief. This program is funded by a grant from California State Library.

Teen Programs

5/21 3:30-4:30pm T.O. Library - Model Magic Clay Sushi Class - ArtTrek will teach a class on how to make clay model sushi at the Library.

Kids' Programs

5/15 6-7pm NP Library - Rock painting for kids. Also 4-5pm at the T.O. Library.