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 Matilija Poppy Festival at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 19th (Rescheduled to June 2 Due to Rain)

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Due to rainy/muddy conditions today, organizers have rescheduled this event to Sunday, June 2nd.

The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden presents its annual Matilija Poppy Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm. Event will feature beautiful Matilija poppies, including garden tours, crafts, speakers and more. Free admission. The garden is located at 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks.

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Oxnard Cruise Night 2nd Friday of the Month May, June, July 2019

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You're invited to the Second Annual Oxnard Cruise Night happening around Oxnard Plaza Park in Historic Downtown Oxnard, every second Friday of the month. This is a FREE event and is open to the public and anyone who wants to display their classic car or truck (pre-1975 cars & trucks).

Roll-in time is 4 p.m. (enter through Fourth Street & B Street or Sixth Street & B Street).
Start time is 5 p.m.
Ends at 8 p.m.

This is a family friendly event. Enjoy delicious food from restaurants located in Centennial Plaza. Music will be provided by Oxnard's premiere female deejay "DJ G-Cut."

Call (805) 385-2705 for more information.

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2019 Free Summer Concerts at the Thousand Oaks Library - June through August

Kalinka’s music is a high energy blend of Jewish klezmer, traditional jazz, gypsy swing, Roma music, and Middle Eastern melodies. Formed nine years ago, this Santa Barbara-based group has played at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Live Oak Music Festival, Topanga Canyon Banjo and Fiddle Festival, and many other Coastal California venues. Led by clarinetist, Fred Nadis with Eric Ederer on acoustic guitar/oud, Besnik Yzeiri and Daniel Moltke on violin, and Andrew Fedders on bass. Enjoy the concert on June 9, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Future Concert Dates:

  • July 14: Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts

  • July 28: Westlake Village Quartet

  • August 4: Marc Berger

  • August 10: hONEyhoUSe

For more information about adult programs offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, visit www.tolibrary.org or call the Information Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660.

54th Annual "Lest We Forget" Memorial Day Service in Camarillo on Monday, May 27, 2019

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Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory will host the 54th Annual “Lest We Forget” Memorial Day Service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019. The service will be held outdoors with the Santa Monica Mountain Range as a backdrop for the ceremony. Conejo Mountain is located at 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. Free admission. Free hot dogs!

Event to include the Vietnam War Era “Huey” 205 Bell Helicopter on display, American Legion Riders, Camarillo Community Band, Gold Coast Pipe Band, White Dove Release, Keynote Speaker Jeff Gorell (Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles) and more. www.conejomountain.com 805-482-1959

The City of Thousand Oaks Presents the Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival - June 14-29, 2019

The City of Thousand Oaks will bring the second annual Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival to Thousand Oaks over three weekends in June.

As the name suggests, the festival will feature “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The primary goal of the festival is to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts in unexpected and distinctive locations throughout the community. These sites will include small neighborhood parks, historical sites, and the Lakes.

City Manager Andrew Powers states “Last year we tried something new by bringing visual and performing arts directly into the community; and feedback was great. The City is proud to host this summer’s 2nd Pop-Up Series and once again showcase a wide array of accessible, family-oriented arts events.”

The Festival will feature seven free events over three weekends from June 14-29, 2019. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists.

“The Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival spotlights the diversity of our local arts community and provides an opportunity for residents to come together in shared cultural experiences. This year we have created a lineup that we hope provides something for everyone.” Barry McComb, Cultural Affairs Director.

Events are free and open to all.

June 14, 7:00pm at Oakbrook Park, 2787 Erbes Rd, Thousand Oaks

Versa-Style Dance Company

A hip-hop dance company from Los Angeles that creates high energy dances using 90s hip-hop, popping, locking, whacking and boogaloo along with Afro-Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and afro-cuban. Food trucks will be available.

June 15, 7:00pm at Triunfo Park, 980 Aranmoor Ave, Thousand Oaks

Movie night with a showing of Sing.

Activities start at 7:00 and movie will show at 8:00. Come enjoy food trucks and perform your own Karaoke with Mr. DJ before the movie.

June 21, 7:00pm at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks

Sir, Please with special guests

Sir Please is a young alternative rock group of five best friends whose differences in musical backgrounds and influences gel into a unique sound and style. Food truck will be available

June 22, 7:00pm at Stagecoach Museum Lawn, 51 S Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park

Susie Glaze & the New Folk Ensemble

Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Two musical groups bringing the best of Americana and Blues music to Thousand Oaks.

June 23, 2:00 – 4:00pm at Borchard Park, 190 N Reino Rd, Newbury Park

Let Your Creativity Take Flight

Build and fly kites with Art Trek. Food trucks will be available.

June 28, 7:00pm at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

An Evening with Sondheim featuring 5-Star Theatricals

June 29, 7pm at Northwood Park, 3620 Avenida Verano, Thousand Oaks

New West Symphony presents Leah Zeger Quintet

The Leah Zeger Quartet mixes jazz, funk and classical, led by the passionate vocals and violin stylings of Leah Zeger.

Community partners include 5-Star Theatrical, Art Trek, Brogden Bay Presents, Conejo Recreation and Parks District, New West Symphony, The Lakes

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!