11th Annual Ride to the Flags to Pepperdine University on Saturday, September 8th, 2018

NOTE: Ride organizers have announced that they are taking a break from the Ride in 2019 to focus its efforts on serving the needs of wounded warriors. However, they indicate the event will be back in 2020.

Ride to the Flags began in 2008, accompanying the Wave of Flags 9/11 Memorial at Pepperdine University. Although not officially associated with the collegiate memorial - the ride does end at the memorial for a short service. Ride to the Flags is an all volunteer, charity ride with 100% of the riders' donations going to charity.

This year's ride will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Last year's event went from Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu and finishing at Malibu Bluffs Park, adjacent to Pepperdine University's annual 9/11 memorial at Alumni Park. Check-in from 8:30am to 10am. Event starts at 10 am with a memorial ceremony, followed by the ride at 10:30am down PCH and a rally at Bluffs Park. Registration and additional details at www.ridetotheflags.com.

Note: Video footage above is from the 2013 Ride to the Flags, which went through Newbury Park. The actual route has changed several times.

14th Annual Wag 'n Walk in Simi Valley on Saturday, September 28, 2019

The 14th Annual Wag 'n Walk takes place at Rancho Simi Community Duck Park amphitheater, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8-11am.

Wag 'n Walk is a three-mile fundraising walk for you and your dog. Vendors, music, prizes, dog adoptions, and silent auction/raffle items. Event T-shirt and goodie bag for walkers that raise at least $100. Registration is FREE.

7:00 AM ALL Walkers check-in or register at the event.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Secret roving dog judging
8:00 AM Opening ceremony. Event walk to follow
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Enjoy DJ question and answer prizes, announcement and awards for the Secret Roving Judge's categories, Vendors, Dog adoptions, Raffles, and Silent auction

Wag 'n Walk benefits Animal Rescue Volunteers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless and abused pets in the Simi Valley and surrounding communities. For more information and to register, visit arvsimi.org/wag-n-walk-info

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 www.CancerSupportVVSB.org 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 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or call 805-379-4777.

10th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in Ventura on October 12, 2019


Join in the campaign to support more birthdays at the 9th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraiser and pancake breakfast for Ventura County.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.

Making Strides is a non-competitive 5K scenic morning walk, beginning at 9:30am Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Harbor Cove Beach, Ventura Harbor. Learn more and register at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Ventura.

8th Annual She.Is.Beautiful, The Pinkest 5k, 10k and 10 Miler in Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 14, 2019


The 8th Annual She.Is.Beautiful The Pinkest 5k, 10k and 10 Miler (NEW) is coming back to Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

This women's only race is known for it's sass, inspirational quotes, fun, and course flair. She.is.beautiful welcomes women of all ages and encourages everyone to strut their sassiest pinkest outfits! We have had everyone from moms with strollers to professionals racing for prize money. In addition to promoting self-esteem, camaraderie and health among women, our proceeds benefit Girls Incorporated in Santa Barbara.

Visit runsheisbeautiful.com/santa-barbara-ca/ to learn more and to register.

8th Annual Thousand Oaks BrewFest on Thursday, August 22, 2019


The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents its 8th Annual BrewFest on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (last call 7:30 pm) at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

Admission price of $60 ($80 VIP Pass) includes tickets that will get you a variety of beer and appetizers! Over 20 craft breweries and local restaurants. Tickets will be available soon at www.tobrewfest.com.

2019 Relay for Life of Oxnard at Oxnard High School on Saturday, June 22


One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer here in your community.

Starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Oxnard High School, 3400 W. Gonzales Road.


8th Annual OakHeart Country Music Festival in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 1, 2019


The Rotary Club of Westlake Village hosts the 8th Annual OakHeart Country Music Festival at Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 1. 2019 from 1PM to 10PM. Tickets available as of 12/5/18.



Two stages, 11 artists, full bar area, two beer gardens, food trucks, vendors, kids' area, game/activities and line dancing all day. Buy tickets and learn more at www.OakHeartCMF.com. Kids 12 and under free.