Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

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Upcoming Events at California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks

Fall Cultural Dance Festival 2019

Dance Folklorico!

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2 to 3:45 p.m.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center Dance Studio/Room 209

Araceli Mojarro Wazylewski has conducted a full folklorico dance program for the past 15 years at University Preparation Charter School in Camarillo. She will guide us through an overview of the various regions and styles of folklorico and then teach one dance. No experience is required. Come dressed to move. Wear character shoes if you have them.

The Cal Lutheran Department of Theater and Dance is presenting the free masterclass through an Experiential Learning Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship. For more information, contact Barbara Wegher-Thompson at wegher@callutheran.edu or 805-657-6480.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series

“Minority-Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce”

Cristina Villalobos

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3:45–5 p.m.

Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences 101

Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) produce one-fifth of the nation’s STEM bachelor’s degree recipients. In this talk, Cristina Villalobos discusses the contributions of MSIs to the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and provides recommendations to expand effective practices beyond these institutions.

Villalobos is the Myles & Sylvia Aaronson Endowed Professor of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and founding director of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. A first-generation college graduate, she earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctorate in computational and applied mathematics from Rice University. Her awards include the 2019 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing from the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology; the 2013 Distinguished Undergraduate Institution Mentor Award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science; and the 2013 University of Texas Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the College of Arts and Sciences at 805-493-3015 or coas@callutheran.edu.

Artists and Speakers Series

The Mystical Music & Dance of the Middle East

Yuval Ron Ensemble

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

With Muslim, Jewish and Christian artists, the Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the early Christian church of the Middle East into a musical interfaith celebration. Award-winning composer and record producer Yuval Ron explores the ancient and deep connections between these three Abrahamic traditions and their musical influences. The concert features songs of Sufi origin from Turkey and Pakistan; Jewish prayers from Morocco, Yemen and Israel; and Maronite, Coptic and Armenian Christian chants. With the addition of an authentic whirling dervish, this program is an uplifting spiritual experience and a feast for the senses.

Cal Lutheran’s Artists and Speakers Committee are sponsoring the free event. For more information, contact Peter Gordon at 805-493-3698 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music or yuvalronmusic.com.

History Lecture Series

“Accommodation and Resistance”

Oct. 15: “Mr. O., Pocahontas, and the Beaver Wars” – Michaela Reaves

Nov. 12: “Resisting Pizarro in Peru” – Samuel Claussen

Dec. 11: “The British Raj” – Paul Hanson

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

This year’s lecture series focuses on the cultural conflicts that occur when two worldviews collide. The fall lectures by Cal Lutheran faculty members deal with First Nations’ resistance to and accommodation of English settlement in colonial North America, the Inca opposition to the Spanish incursion by Pizarro, and responses to the British Raj that led to modern-day India.

Cal Lutheran and the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library are sponsoring the free series, and a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant provided funding. For more information, contact Cindy Keitel at ckeitel@callutheran.edu.

Seventh International Film Festival

“El Candidato“

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Richter Hall

This 2016 Uruguayan political comedy by actor/director Daniel Hendler is about the son of a wealthy businessman who decides to run for president. To distance himself from the reputation of his father and appeal to voters, he hires a team of advisers to help him create a political persona and decides to form a new party.

The 84-minute film is not rated but has adult content. It will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.

Cal Lutheran’s Department of Languages and Cultures is sponsoring the free event. For more information, contact LaVerne Seales at lseales@callutheran.edu.

One County, One Book

Cal Lutheran Faculty Panel Discussion

“The Library Book” by Susan Orlean

Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

University faculty and staff members will discuss the themes of Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book” and the true inside story of the 1986 fire that burned 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more at the Los Angeles Public Library. Panelists will explore both the enduring importance of books in our digital age and how libraries provide much more than books. Copies of “The Library Book” are available at the library branches, though it isn’t necessary to read the book to enjoy the discussion.

Cal Lutheran’s University Relations office and the Ventura County Library system are sponsoring the free event. For more information, contact Cindy Keitel at ckeitel@callutheran.edu or 805-493-3958, or visit vencolibrary.org/one-county-one-book.

Artists and Speakers Series

The Innovative Vision of Poet Dana Gioia: American Poetry and Public Life

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

Internationally acclaimed poet and literature professor Dana Gioia has championed poetry throughout his career. During his recent term as California Poet Laureate, he brought his own poetry and the work of established and emerging poets to every county in the state. He will read from and illuminate his award-winning poetry and discuss how community engagement in poetry and all the arts foster a vibrant public sphere. Gioia holds the Judge Widney Chair of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California.

The Cal Lutheran Choir, conducted by Wyant Morton, will perform a musical setting of Gioia’s poem “Prayer” composed by Morten Lauridsen.

Cal Lutheran’s English Department and Artists and Speakers Committee are sponsoring the free event. For more information, contact Jim Bond at 805-493-3244 or jabond@callutheran.edu.

The Wolves”

By Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Hailey Schaffner

Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.

Preus-Brandt Forum

Winner of the 2015 American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2017, “The Wolves” focuses on challenges for young women growing up in the 21st century. In quick-paced comedic dialogue and deeply felt emotion, the teenage girls of the Wolves soccer team struggle with ever-changing attitudes on gender roles.

This unique production, set on a soccer practice field, captures the ups and downs of a team that wins together and loses together.

Admission is free. This production is part of the Theatre and Dance Department’s student director program. For more information, call 805-493-3452 or visit CalLutheran.edu/theatre.

Lucca Drake Aparicio Memorial Exhibit

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Nov. 2

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Lucca Drake Aparicio, also known as SulkingDrake, was an International Baccalaureate Diploma student at Oaks Christian and Agoura High School who passed away this year. An astonishingly prolific artist for his age, Aparicio created abstract multimedia works using a variety of materials, including acrylic, oil and spray paint, watercolor, industrial dyes, resin, pen and ink, and assemblage. His craft extended to poetry and digital creative media, including edited photography, text and mashup film. His work is dominated by studies of composition and color theory.

His work was exhibited mostly in the Conejo Valley and Los Angeles. He was interested in becoming a working artist and curator and worked for several years as an assistant to abstract artist Bernard Dunaux. He loved the sciences, animals, music and surfing.

This exhibit offers family, friends and the community the opportunity to view Aparicio’s work and share memories of the young artist.

Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or rollandgallery@callutheran.edu, or visit CalLutheran.edu/rolland.

Día de los Muertos Social Justice Altars

Monday, Oct. 28, through Wednesday, Nov. 6

Student Union

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday in Mexico and other countries commemorating the lives of deceased family members and friends. University students from various classes and organizations will construct altars to commemorate a social justice issue. Altars will be set up in the Student Union for nine days, coinciding with festivities across campus.

Cal Lutheran’s Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice, Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion, University Honors Program, Sociology Department and Latin American Student Organization are sponsoring the free exhibit. For more information, call 805-493-3694 or email CEJ@callutheran.edu.

Artist-in-Residence

Delesprie

3 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 2 through Dec. 4

William Rolland Art Center Gallery

Watch Delesprie, a world-renowned sculptor and adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department, sculpt and demonstrate her technique and expertise. The Ventura resident’s bronze sculptures adorn The Promenade in Westlake Village, Janss Marketplace, Los Robles Medical Center, The Commons in Calabasas, The Grove in Los Angeles, The Americana in Glendale and Angel Stadium. She also has been commissioned to sculpt figures for many private collectors including Sylvester Stallone, Dick Van Dyke, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Delesprie is one of the few living sculptors to have been honored by the Laguna Pageant of the Masters. Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley honored her for her contributions to the arts in the city.

Born in Montreal near the Mohawk Iroquois Reservation, Delesprie collected clay from its riverbanks to create her first statues. She became fascinated with and sculpted the Native Americans living there and later throughout the United States. At 26, she began sculpting Gene Autry and his horse Champion for the Autry Museum, a commission that launched her career.

Cal Lutheran’s Artists and Speakers Committee and Visual Arts Department are sponsoring the free sessions. For more information, email Tim Hengst at thengst@callutheran.edu.

“Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta”

Friday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Jan. 3

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Assembled from private collections, this exhibit of work by Salomón Huerta aims to disrupt strictly negative representations of Mexicans and Mexican Americans by offering nuanced portraits. Huerta gained international fame from his paintings of anonymous subjects who are viewed from behind, playing with ideas of identity and viewers’ assumptions. The subjects, their Latino faces and their poses are identifiable, familiar and intimate in this series.

Artwork by Huerta has been shown at influential spaces and events such as Gagosian in London, the Whitney Biennial in New York City, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Hammer Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles and Studio La Città in Italy. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and his master’s in fine art from UCLA, where he studied under Lari Pittman.

The exhibit coincides with a lecture by Huerta and his brother Alvaro, who researches immigration, on their creative collaborations. They will present “Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: The Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Lundring Events Center.

The Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice is sponsoring the free exhibit. The gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or visit CalLutheran.edu/kwanfong.

Día de los Muertos

Friday, Nov. 1, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Ullman Commons back patio

Join the Cal Lutheran community and the Latin American Student Organization in honoring the lives of our deceased loved ones for Día de los Muertos, a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Central and South America. The evening includes family-friendly activities such as arts and crafts, face painting, raffles, desserts and music. A traditional altar will be displayed and community members are invited to bring pictures of their loved ones to include.

Student Life is sponsoring the free event. For more information, contact Leslie

Madrigal at lmadrigal@callutheran.edu or Jackie Tovar-Bernal at jtovarbernal@callutheran.edu.

Franzen Organ Recital Series

Christophe Mantoux

Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

French organist Christophe Mantoux performs the first concert of the 2019-2020 Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Recital Series. Mantoux is a professor of organ at the Pôle Supérieur and the Conservatoire Régional de Paris, where he teaches students from all over the world. He has held the post of titular organist at the famous Church of Saint-Séverin in Paris since 1995. In 1984, Mantoux won the prestigious First Prize in Interpretation at the Chartres International Organ Competition. His international career as a concert organist has taken him to more than 25 countries across five continents.

Admission is free. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 805-493-3228 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.

2019 Susan Greiser Price Arts Integration Program

Arts and Learning Symposium: Ensuring Access and Integrity

Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center and William Rolland Art Center

This symposium is designed to build working partnerships between community members and educators at all levels, offering interactive experiences and resources to promote high-quality integration of the arts into preschool through college curricula. Lunch and an art exhibit are included.

This year, the symposium considers two critical goals for arts integration: access for all learners and the integrity of all disciplines. The keynote speaker, Veronica Alvarez, brings a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to these questions. Alvarez came to love reading as one of eight siblings in a two-bedroom home in the San Fernando Valley because books were a refuge from the noise and chaos. She knew she wanted to be an educator. Her love of art led her to her work in museums and now at CalArts, where she directs the Community Arts Partnership and is a faculty member in the Critical Studies Department. She recently completed her doctorate in educational leadership for social justice, writing her dissertation on art museums and Latino English learners.

Cal Lutheran’s Graduate School of Education is sponsoring the free event. Registration is required. For more information and registration, contact Maureen Reilly Lorimer at 805-493-3836 or mlorimer@callutheran.edu.

“Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art”

Friday, Nov. 8 – Thursday, Jan. 9

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Despite the storied history and undeniable cultural significance of animated works, their artistic value remains subject to debate, the more so because of the large commercial industry built around the process. Even when animation is recognized as art, teams of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of artists often go unnoticed and underappreciated.

Curated by S. Mackenzie Eastman, this exhibit celebrates the many artists behind animated productions large and small, present and past, big-budget and independent. It invites you to walk through the entire production process, from the earliest concept art to finalized designs, and get to know the diverse range of talents who bring these works to life. It highlights unseen stages of the animation process such as character design, environment art and storyboards.

Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or rollandgallery@callutheran.edu or visit CalLutheran.edu/rolland.

Areté Vocal Ensemble

“Considering Matthew Shepard”

Wyant Morton, conductor

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

Areté, the innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists, returns to the stage for its 11th season to perform “Considering Matthew Shepard” by Craig Hella Johnson.

Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was kidnapped in October 1998, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die days later in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Two decades later, Johnson has responded with his first concert-length work. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets to music a wide range of poetic and soulful texts as well as passages from Shepard’s personal journal and his parents’ interviews and writings.

The Washington Post wrote, “`Considering Matthew Shepard’ demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy. Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition, enabling us to endure.”

With uncompromising attention to musical detail and a passion for live performance, Areté provides a joyful, moving, educational and soul-nurturing experience.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 if purchased online in advance. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and free for children under 12. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit AreteVocalEnsemble.org.

Veterans Day Celebration

Rear Adm. Eugene Fussell, keynote

Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Kingsmen Park

In its first major Veterans Day Celebration, Cal Lutheran honors members of the university community for their service to country. There will be a military color guard and music.

The keynote speaker, Rear Adm. Eugene Fussell, served in the U.S. Navy for almost four

decades before retiring in 1998. He received a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and was board-certified in orthopedic surgery in 1972. He has served as commanding officer in several reserve units including Naval Reserve Forces in New Orleans and Seoul, Korea, and as chief of orthopedics at Naval Hospital Port Hueneme. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Medal and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

Fussell is vice president/chief physician executive at Dignity Health, Southern California West, and a board member at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He is a specialty adviser in orthopedic surgery at the Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. He has been named Citizen of the Year by the city of Oxnard, Ventura County Urban League and Ventura County NAACP, and awarded Outstanding Citizen commendations by the governors of California and Georgia.

The celebration will include food trucks offering complimentary lunch to the first 150 guests.

Cal Lutheran’s Veterans Resource Center, College of Arts and Sciences and Veterans Day Planning Committee are sponsoring the free event. For more information, email Glen Peña at glenpena@callutheran.edu.

History Lecture Series

“Accommodation and Resistance”

Nov. 12: “Resisting Pizarro in Peru” – Samuel Claussen

Dec. 11: “The British Raj” – Paul Hanson

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

This year’s lecture series focuses on the cultural conflicts that occur when two worldviews collide. The fall lectures by Cal Lutheran faculty members deal with the Inca opposition to the Spanish incursion by Pizarro and responses to the British Raj that led to modern-day India.

Cal Lutheran and the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library are sponsoring the free series, and a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant provided funding. For more information, contact Cindy Keitel at ckeitel@callutheran.edu.

Ventura County Economic Forecast Conference

Thursday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Padre Serra Center in Camarillo

The Cal Lutheran Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) annual Ventura County Forecast presentation will include an in-depth analysis of the county’s economic performance and an assessment of its economic and demographic future. The program will also include a comprehensive assessment and forecast for the United States and California economies. CERF executive director Matthew Fienup will be speaking.

Admission is $65. Lunch will be provided. Padre Serra Center is located at 5205 Upland Road in Camarillo. For information or to register, contact Ashley Freas or Victoria Young at 805-493-3668.

“Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities”

Author Alvaro Huerta and artist Salomón Huerta

Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

Alvaro Huerta, who has a doctorate in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley, and his brother Salomón Huerta, who holds a master’s degree in fine arts, combine their creative and scholarly efforts to defend and to affirm the humanity of one of the most vulnerable groups in this country: Latino immigrants. Using his rigorous academic training, public policy knowledge and community activist background, as well as his personal and familial experiences as the son of Mexican immigrants, Alvaro Huerta defends “los de abajo,” or those on the bottom, in a recent book featuring art by Salomón Huerta, a critically acclaimed artist who has exhibited across the globe. The book also investigates intersectional issues related to race, class, place and state violence.

Two of eight siblings, the Huerta brothers grew up in abject poverty in Colonia Libertad in

Tijuana, Mexico, and in the Ramona Gardens public housing project in Boyle Heights. This background in Baja and Alta California influences their work.

The Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice and the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture are presenting the free event. For more information, contact the center at 805-493-3694 or CEJ@callutheran.edu.

Mainstage Production

“Fuenteovejuna, or Like Sheep to Water…”

By Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

Translated by Curt Columbus

Directed by Michael J. Arndt

Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 14-16 and 21-23, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m.

Black Box Studio Theatre

Set in 1476 Spain and written in the early 1600s, “Fuenteovejuna” is based on a true story of the people of a small village who rebel and rise up against a corrupt commander. In the tradition of Spanish “comedias,” the play is filled with action, music and humor and has political themes that uncannily resonate with our own times.

Admission is $10. For information, call 805-493-3452 or visit CalLutheran.edu/theatre.

Faculty Recital

Micah Wright

Friday, Nov 15, 7:30 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

Clarinetist Micah Wright will join organist Thomas Mellan to perform works by Berg,

Stravinsky, Poulenc and Mozart.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.

Free Clothing Swap

Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Back by popular demand, a countywide clothing swap returns to the gallery. Bring in your lightly used clothes and pick out something from our selection. You can bring in as much or as little clothing as you like and take away as many pieces as you like. Please only bring in clothing that still has life in it. Clothing categories include women’s, men’s and children’s. Unclaimed articles will remain in the gallery until Nov. 21 and then donated to Cal Lutheran’s professional development program and James Storehouse, a Thousand Oaks nonprofit that assists young people aging out of foster care.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 805-493-3697 or email gallery@callutheran.edu.

Seventh International Film Festival

“L’Etudiante et Monsieur Henri” (“The Student and Mr. Henri”)

Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Richter Hall

Claude Brasseur plays the cantankerous Henri in this riotous 2015 French comedy of bad manners and good intentions. Bitterly opposed to the relationship between his son Paul, played by Guillaume de Tonquédec, and the flighty Valérie, portrayed by Frédérique Bel, Henri strikes upon a devious plan. He offers free board to an attractive student played by Noémie Schmidt, who, desperate to make her own way, agrees to use her charms to drive the couple apart.

The film, which is not rated, will be shown in French with English subtitles. Cal Lutheran’s Department of Languages and Cultures is sponsoring the free screening. For more information, contact Kerstin Westerlund at kwesterlund@callutheran.edu.

World Fair

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Student Union

As part of International Education Week, Cal Lutheran presents this celebration with food, entertainment and displays of cultures from around the world that are represented at Cal Lutheran. For more information, email jahall@callutheran.edu or call 805-493-3951.

Faculty Recital

Yoshika Masuda

“Cello Identity”

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

Yoshika Masuda presents a recital featuring works composed for solo cello. The wide-ranging program is specifically crafted to reflect the unique sense of identity Masuda has found through exposure to numerous cultures. Born in Japan to a Japanese father and a Cantonese mother, he grew up in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Masuda has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Sydney Opera House, the Dai-ichi Seimei Hall in Tokyo and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The cellist took first place in the 40th Midland-Odessa National Young Artist Competition in Texas, the 25th Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition and the 11th All-Japan Viva Hall Cello Competition. He received the prestigious Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe String Award in 2010.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music or yoshicello.com.

International Chapel

Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:25 a.m.

Samuelson Chapel

As part of International Education Week, Cal Lutheran’s international students and those who have studied abroad will commemorate their experiences during this chapel service.

Cal Lutheran’s Center for Global Engagement and Campus Ministry are sponsoring this free event. For more information, email jahall@callutheran.edu or call 805-493-3951.

An Evening of Symphonic Music

Wind Ensemble and String Symphony

Michael Hart and Yoshika Masuda, conductors

Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Hart, and the University String Symphony, under the direction of Yoshika Masuda, will perform masterworks for their ensembles and join forces to close the performance with works for full symphony orchestra.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu/music.

2019 St. Paschal Baylon Fall Fest in Thousand Oaks October 18-20, 2019

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The annual St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church Fall Fest is planned for Friday through Sunday, October 18, 19 and 20, 2019 at 155. E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

Event to include carnival rides, carnival games, scrumptious concessions and sweet shoppe, silent auction, performances and a raffle for a new car!

Hours of operation are 5pm-10pm on Friday, 3pm-11pm on Saturday and 1-9pm on Sunday. More information at www.spbfestival.com.

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays

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Free crafts for kids ages 3 and up at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm (updated 10/13/19):

10/19: Monster Pennants

10/26: Friendly Monsters

The Ventura store is located at 4705 Telephone Road.  Phone 805.289.1550 or visit www.lakeshorelearning.com.

www.lakeshorelearning.com/stores/free-crafts

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Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at www.camarillolibrary.org.

Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):

Must See Movies (Tuesdays)

  • 10/1: Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse (PG) SPECIAL START TIME- 5:45pm

  • 10/8: Avengers: Endgame (PG) - note 5:30pm start time due to length of movie

  • 10/15: Dark Phoenix (PG-13): note 5:45pm start time

  • 10/22: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13) - note 5:45pm start time

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Bluegrass Gospel Music Sunday, September 29 2pm - 4pm - Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association presents authentic old-time country, bluegrass, and gospel music as performed prior to the introduction of electric and percussion instruments. Join the library for a fun concert that features American folk of the past.

Children's Programs

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

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):

  • 10/1: Us (R, 116 min, 2019)

  • 10/8: Pet Sematary (R, 101 min, 2019)

  • 10/15: Hellboy (R, 121 min, 2019)

  • 10/22: The Dead Don’t Die (R, 104 min, 2019)

  • 20/29: Ready or Not (R, 95 min, 2019)

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

  • 10/14: A Dog’s Journey (2019, PG, 108 min)

  • 10/28: Avengers Endgame (2019, PG-13, 180 min)

Adult and Family Programs

ESL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English with other adults and meet new people in an informal & friendly group setting. Laubach Literacy trained staff and ESL trained volunteers provide tutoring to adults seeking to learn English on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Conference Room.

Dungeons & Dragons

Adventurers old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Sign up is required to play. Register at Information Desk or call (805) 449-2660, option #5. Grouped by age 10 to 14 and 15+. The game will take place on September 28, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

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 hosted by Ken Jones on October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. Featured reader Holaday Mason will be reading on September 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library.

10/10 6:30-7:30pm T.O. Library: On and Available-Everyone and Everywhere: The New World of Work Created with Technology (CSUCI Lecture)

Speaker: Dr. Parul Malik, Professor of Communication

The nature of work has been changing due to the spread of information and communication technologies. Work is now an activity rather than a place. Work now includes non-standard employment like temporary, agency, outsourced work and independent contracting. The rise of on-demand platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk ™, Etsy™, TaskRabbit™, and Uber™ give control to workers and deliver the promise of entrepreneurship to the masses.

Adult Coloring: Halloween theme

Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday of each month. Materials provided. Program will take place on October 11, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Program is intended for Teens and Adults only.

Story Slam

When we share a story, we share the world. Join us for a reading of selected stories, read on stage by the authors on October 11, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library. Selected storytellers open their hearts for a glimpse into their world. Stories are funny, poignant or compelling, and all true. Audience favorite wins a prize!

Ventura County Master Gardeners: Landscaping for Fire

The Master Gardeners share their expertise about a variety of gardening topics. Learn about Landscaping for Fire with Dani Brusius on October 15, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Financial Literacy - How Money Works: The Rule of 72

Learn how to make your hard-earned money work for you, creating financial independence, and developing a financial strategy for you and your family. Workshop will be on October 16, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Leaf Candle Holder

Grab a friend or two and come decoupage a candle holder. Great for decorating for the season, or to give as a gift. All supplies will be provided. Program will be on October 18, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Sundays On Stage: Billy Kemp

From the Land of Plenty, Billy Kemp is a Baltimore native who is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, but best known for his inventive guitar playing. Reviewed as “having a collection of down-to-earth tales punctuated by vivid lyrics and crisp guitar work.” Concert will be held on October 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Pianist Cliff Retallick: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Experience the restored silent film classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with Lon Chaney as it was originally viewed with live piano accompaniment. Cliff Retallick. Mr. Retallick is a well-known accompanist who has provided music for the UCLA Festival of Preservation, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, and L.A.’s Silent Movie Theater. Program will be held on October 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Teen Programs

SAT & ACT Exam Resources

Come to the Library and ask about our SAT & ACT resources to help students study for the exams.

Frankentoys – Create Your Own Monster

Create your very own Frankentoy Monster on October 9, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Newbury Park Library and October 23, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Space at Grant R. Brimhall Library.

Video Games & Oculus Virtual Reality

Explore new worlds through games and virtual reality on October 10, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

Wizard Rock Concert

Stephanie Anderson perform as Tonks and the Aurors in a Wizard Rock Concert. Music will be original book and library themed songs. Concert will be on October 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45pm in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with crafts and activities at Newbury Park Library on November 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Listen to a Bilingual Storytime from 11:00-11:45 a.m. and enjoy California Lutheran University’s Mariachi Band from 2:00p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Kids' Programs

9/28 2-2:45PM at T.O. Library and 11-11:45AM at the NP Library - The Billy Bonkers Magic Show is 45 minutes of fun, interaction and learning for the whole family with a unique British twist! Ages 5 and up.

Dog Days

Readers of all levels and abilities are invited to come and read to a certified therapy dog. Dog Days are the first Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Newbury Park Library and every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library.

Homework Help

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade can get homework help from volunteers on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library and Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Newbury Park Library.

Lego Play & Rube Machine

Play with Legos and construct a Rube Machine on October 2, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Newbury Park Library and October 21 from 4:00 to 5:00pm at Grant R. Brimhall Library. DUPLO® bricks are available for younger builders. Program is recommended for school age children.

Annual Fright Fest

Enjoy a Tim Burton double feature on October 31, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Newbury Park Library! Come in costume to this after school family Halloween event.

Halloween Festival @ Your Library

Bring the little ones to enjoy Halloween at the Library with craft and games on October 31, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Grant R. Brimhall Library. The program is intended for ages 3-6 and will be held in the children’s library.

New West Symphony 25th Season Salute with Jazz Trio in the Classical Form in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo October 5-6

New West Symphony launches its 25th anniversary season with jazz trio improvisation in the classical form and musical tales of adventure.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Rancho Campana PAC, Camarillo

Program

Michael Christie, conductor

Glwyn and Ruth Chase Music Director Chair

Marcus Roberts Trio, guest artists

  • Corigliano Salute

  • Gershwin Concerto in F

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

ENTR’ACTE

  • Puts …this noble company

Concert Highlights

• John Corigliano wrote Salute for Michael Christie’s first concert as Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic in 2005, and we welcome him here in the same way – with a surprise!

• Gershwin’s Concerto in F is jazzy enough, but the virtuosic Marcus Roberts Trio takes it a step further with their near “telepathic” communication on stage. We’ll hear Gershwin’s orchestral vision enhanced with the swinging spontaneity of improvisation.

• Rimsky-Korsakov was the youngest of “The Mighty Handful,” five Russian composers who sought to make music “authentically Russian.” Sheherazade was inspired by tales from The Arabian Nights. Delightfully fun and full of adventure, it’s a perfect way to highlight members of our orchestra as soloists.

Tickets at newwestsymphony.org/25th-season-salute

Voices of Old Conejo at Stagecoach Inn Museum Newbury Park on September 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2019

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2019 Voices of Old Conejo at the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park is planned for September 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2019. Watch historical vignettes from 1876 to 1980 as you stroll the museum grounds.

Performances at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm and 8pm each night. Only 15 guests per performancReservations at stagecoachinnmuseum.com/calendar. $20 per ticket. 

12th Annual Sounds of Conejo Marching Band Celebration at Thousand Oaks High School on Saturday, September 28th

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The SOUNDS OF CONEJO marching band field show exhibition will feature the performances of the Buena, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Oxnard, Royal, Saugus, Westlake and Thousand Oaks high school marching bands. The 12th Annual SOUNDS OF CONEJO Marching Band Celebration will be held at the Thousand Oaks High School Football Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7PM (gates open at 6PM).
 
The Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band will host SOUNDS OF CONEJO and the event will conclude with a grand finale, combining all 10 high school bands playing together on one field. 
 
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Purchase at the gate (cash preferred), or in advance online at www.eventbrite.com/e/sounds-of-conejo-tickets-70303617011. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds support the Thousand Oaks High School Instrumental Music Department. 
 
The Thousand Oaks High School Football Stadium is located at 2323 N. Moorpark Road.