3rd Annual Heritage Halloween and Movie in the Park at Strathearn Park Simi Valley on October 19th


3rd Annual Heritage Halloween and Movie in the Park at Strathearn Historical Park & Museum on October 19, 2019 from 5-9PM. Located at 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley.

Enjoy an old-fashioned Halloween with your young ones. Children can trick-or-treat at the historic structures around the park, participate in a costume parade and then stay for a movie in the park! ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ will be shown.

Bring chairs to sit in to watch the movie. No canopies. Bring a picnic dinner, or purchase light refreshments. Admission is free!

Rain or winds will cancel event. Trick-or-treating while candy supplies last!

  • 5pm – 6pm Old time games

  • 6pm – 7pm Trick-or-treating

  • 7pm Costume parade

  • Dusk - Hotel Transylvania 3


"Creatures of the Night" Annual Halloween Event at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park on October 26th


The National Park Service announces it annual “Creatures of the Night” family Halloween event at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park (parking lot accessed at Lynn Road and Via Goleta) on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5-9pm. Free event to include a ranger-led bat hike, scorpion hike and telescope stargazing as well as face painting and other family activities.

Note new location this year (it was Paramount Ranch, badly burned in the Woolsey Fire of 2018, was the previous location).

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


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.

Pet Appreciation Day at Janss Marketplace Thousand Oaks on Sunday, October 20, 2019


Dogs and dog lovers are invited  to the annual Shelter Hope Pet Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Janss Marketplace. Janss Marketplace is just off the Moorpark exit on the 101 Freeway at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, in Thousand Oaks. The pet event on Sunday at Janss Marketplace is conveniently located so people can also attend the 28th Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair on Moorpark Road (between Hillcrest and Wilbur). 

Dog surfing in the “Lucy Pet Gnarly Crankin Wave Maker” is a favorite activity at the free event.

The pet friendly event also features DJ music, prize drawings, animal training and other information booths.  The Canine Adoption and Rescue League (CARL) and Volunteers in Defense of Animals (VIDA)will join  Shelter Hope Pet Shop and other local rescue organizations to place 100+ currently available animals in forever homes. 

About Shelter of Hope

The Shelter Hope Pet Shop is in a storefront at Janss Marketplace, which has provided the free space to the non-profit animal rescue organization for more than seven years.  Shelter of Hope is a fun, friendly place where visitors and volunteers can meet and interact with animals needing adoption. Shelter Hope Pet Shop also sells pet merchandise with all proceeds helping save the lives of homeless pets.

Shelter Hope Pet Shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Janss Marketplace.  For more information about Shelter of Hope call 805.379.3538 or visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org.

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.



Archaeology Day at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch on October 19, 2019

October is California Archaeology Month, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is celebrating it with Archaeology Day on October 19 from 10 to 4 p.m. The family friendly event will take place at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch.

The following activities will take place:

  • Native American performances

  • An opportunity to dig up “artifacts” like an archaeologist in the hands-on excavation box

  • Practice throwing an atlatl spear at a target

  • Watch flint knapping demonstrations as experts turn stone into arrowheads

  • See genuine local artifacts on display

  • Learn more about history and prehistory with our hands-on replica artifact tables

  • Learn about the difference between archaeologists and paleontologists (hint: archaeologists don’t dig for dinosaur bones)

  • Presentations by local archaeologists

  • Learn about anthropology programs in local schools

  • Learn about Native American history and become a Junior Ranger!

This event & parking is free and open to the public. Sign up is optional and can be done here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archaeology-day-tickets-72413323199

Questions about this event? Call (805)-370-2301 or email: Samo_Interpretation@nps.gov.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitors' Center - King Gillette Ranch is located at 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Malibu Cars and Coffee Event on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of Each Month


The City of Malibu, in conjunction with Armamdo Petretti Classic Cars, invites you to Malibu Cars and Coffee. Southern California's top car enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 7am to 9am.

Enjoy a cup of coffee at "Malibu Cars and Coffee" while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will arrive and be available for viewing at 7 am. Visit www.malibucarsandcoffee.com for more information.

Inclement weather can cancel event.

2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Upcoming dates:  October 13, 27

Spooky Town Event at Simi Valley Town Center on Friday, October 25, 2019

The Simi Valley Town Center is hosting a “Spooky Town” event on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5-8PM, featuring trick or treating, costume contest, crafts, music, games, and special performances. The costume contest will be held at 7:00pm in center court and is open to all ages. www.facebook.com/simivalleytc