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):

  • 7/23: Stan & Ollie (2018, PG, 98 min)

  • 7/30: All is True (2019, PG-13, 101 min)

  • 8/6: August Rush (2017, PG, 114 min)

  • 8/13: Whiplash (2014, R, 107 min)

  • 8/20: Green Book (2018, PG-13, 130 min)

  • 8/27: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, PG-13, 108 min) - In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

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

  • 8/12: Holmes & Watson (2018, PG-13, 90 min) - A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

  • 8/26: Alpha (2018, PG-13, 96 min) - In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

Adult and Family Programs

Open Mic Poetry - 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 July 24, 2019 (fourth Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Wine Cork Hearts - Join other crafters to create a sweet heart out of wine corks. All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own corks to make the heart even more meaningful. Teens and adults only please. Program will be on July 26, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Dungeons and Dragons - Adventurers old and new take part in the classic role-playing game. Grouped by age 10 to14 and 15+. Pre-sign-up is required for ages 10 to 14. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 805-449-2660, option #5. The game will take place on July 27, 2019 (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.

Summer Concert Series: Westlake Village Symphony Chamber Strings

Dianne Ramon is a solo violin and concertmaster. This innovative approach to performing adds a new player to each piece of music. The first piece starts with solo violin, the second piece a duo, the third piece a string trio, until the finale ending with a group of about 7-8 string players. The Westlake Village Orchestra is a dedicated group of local music professionals with a common goal of providing exposure to the arts. The concert will be on July 28, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. www.westlakevillagesymphony.com

It’s Showtime Summer Concerts: hONEyhoUSe

hONEyhoUSe combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse. Consisting of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan. “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds blues, soul, folk, and Americana. The concert will be on August 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. www.honeyhouse.me *

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 August 14, 2019 (second Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Crafternoon: Crochet Hats

Come to the library for a fun evening spent learning how to make an adorable hat for the babies in your life. Patterns and yarn provided, please bring your own 5.00 mm/H hook. For advanced beginners. Program will be on August 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Technical Training Room. *

Story Slam

Eight selected autobiographical stories will be read on stage by the authors on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Thousand Oaks Library. Audience favorite will win a prize.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Take a journey into the cosmos to look at the very small and the very large. Astronomer Kevin Manning will present an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will give a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe. View the rings of Saturn and the craters of the moon through a hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting. Enjoyable for both adult and children 8 years and older. Program will be on August 22, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. *

Crafternoon: Tassel Wine Charms

Make a set of four tassel wine charms or pendants, while supplies last. These make a unique gift, or a fun conversation starter. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own jewelry making tools if you have them. Program is intended for teens and adults only. Program will be on August 23, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community 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 August 24, 2019 (fourth Saturday of each month) from 1:00 p.m. 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 August 28, 2019 (fourth Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Teen Programs

Willy Wonka Escape Room at the Library

Solve puzzles to escape the Library on August 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library. Teams consisting of two to six teens can compete together to find their way out of the escape room. Program is intended for teens Grades 6-12 only. *

Book Fold a Star

Fold a star in book pages provided by Library. Program is on August 8, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. This program is intended for Grades 6 and older. *

The Ultimate Scholarship Search Workshop

Learn the best strategies for winning scholarships in this valuable workshop on August 17, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Teen Thursday Movie: Shazam!

Start off school with a bang by coming to the Library for a free fun movie on August 22, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Finding the Right Fit College

A workshop designed to help you create your potential college list. Learn about the college search process on August 24, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Button Making

Come make buttons and relax in the new Teen Space on August 29, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Program is intended for teens only. *

Kids' Programs

Michael Rayner Juggling Show - A combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and fun on July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library. This event is recommended for ages 5 and up.

7/27 11-11:45am NP Library, 2-2:45pm T.O. Library - Magician Mike Della Penna - He’s silly, he’s funny and he’ll make you go WOW! Mike Della Penna creates family magic performances that are equal parts playful and astonishing. Ages 4 and up

8/10: 8:15-10:15pm T.O. Library Parking Lot - Family Outdoor Movie Night “The Wizard of Oz” - A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send them home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately, enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise.

Bookworm Kids Club

Discuss "Inside Out & Back Again" by Thanhha Lai with peers and participate in fun activities. Sign up at the Children's Desk at Thousand Oaks Library and check out a copy of the book. The selected book should be completed before attending the program on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Children's Program Room. Registration is required. Bookworm Kids Club is intended for Grades 3-5. *

ScienceTellers: Alien

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure that uses science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world. Program is on August 3, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Newbury Park Library. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. *

Annie Banannie: Wacky Alien Talent Show

A zany extraterrestrial talent show where creatures from across the galaxy show off their strange talents with balloons, magic, music, and comedy. Program is on August 7, 2019 at the

Thousand Oaks Library from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library. This program is intended for ages 5 and up. *

Bookworm Kids Club

Discuss "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hung with peers and participate in fun activities. Sign up at the Children's Desk at the Thousand Oaks Library and check out a copy of the book. The selected book should be completed before attending the program on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Children's Program Room. Registration is required. Bookworm Kids Club is intended for Grades 3-5. *

“It’s Showtime” One Page Contest

Showcase your talent at the Library. Create something amazing on an 8½″ X 11″ size sheet of paper and have your work displayed at the Library. Create an original poem, comic, short story, or art. Details for submissions at the Library. Submit by August 10, 2019.

* This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County

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Free events and programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit samofund.org/calendar.

Most activities subject to cancellation if there's significant rain.

Sat 10/26, 11/24, 12/28 - Welcome Walk at Malibu Creek State Park 10am to 12:30pm - Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Sun 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19/20, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sat 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4/20, 2/1 8:30-10am - Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at King Gillette Ranch - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Sun 7/14, 8/17 10am to noon: Meet the Pumas in the Park at King Gillette Ranch - Join a ranger talk about the protection and survival of the park’s last large mammal carnivores. Learn about what wildlife biologists are discovering from a 17-year study and explore the puma’s unique challenges in the nation’s largest urban park. Walk will be about 2 miles round trip. Bring sun protection, water and sturdy shoes. Meet at water fountain at Visitor Center.

Fri 7/12 2-4PM - Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program at Rancho Sierra Vista and at King Gillette Ranch - How do birds eat their food? Why are beaks so many different shapes and sizes? Earn a junior ranger pin by joining a park ranger in an fun activity to discover how different beaks help birds eat many kinds of foods! Drop in any time between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for this 15 minute activity!

Sat 7/13 8-9PM - Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch - Go behind the scenes with a ranger and explore Paramount Ranch at night! See the eerie remains of Western Town. Stand on a dangerous, abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here. Bring a flashlight, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Stargazing will be available if the sky is clear.

Sun 7/14 2-4:30PM - Coyote Challenge Jr. Ranger Program at King Gillette Ranch - Do you have what it takes to be a coyote? Join a park ranger for a fun jr. ranger activity and learn about the coyotes that live among us in the mountains and cities. Drop by anytime from 1:30 PM-4:00 PM!

Fri 7/19 10:30am to noon - Bees Out, Man! at King Gillette Ranch - Learn about the diverse species of bees that live in the Santa Monica Mountains! Participate in fun activities and a short hike in search of the buzzing pollinators that are vital to the health of local ecosystems!

Sat 7/20 8-9:30am - Film & TV History of Malibu Creek State Park - Santa Monica Mountains film historian Mike Malone will give a Powerpoint presentation on the film and TV history of Malibu Creek State Park. The greatest period of film history was during the property’s ownership under 20th Century Fox which included Planet of the Apes and MASH. Park in the second parking lot and follow the signs to the outdoor amphitheater. There is a $12 parking fee collected at the entrance station. Seating is on wood benches, but you may also bring your own chair.

Sat 7/20 2-3:30pm - Wildlife and Human Connection Jr. Ranger Program at King Gillette Ranch - What wildlife do you see in the park? We share our parks with many interesting an important creatures! Join Ranger Konstanze in a Jr Ranger activity and learn about unique characteristics of some wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains!

Sat 7/20 6-7:30pm - Flute Music Cultural Demonstration at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Enjoy the evening sunset as we listen to the inspirational flute music from Apache flautist, Eric “Medicine Wind” Alvarado. There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring camping chairs, or blankets for comfortableness. All ages welcome. 805-370-2301.

Sat 7/20 8:30-10:30PM - Star Party: 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing at Paramount Ranch - Join rangers and astronomers for a star party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. While the moon will not be visible during the star party, we’ll look to the Solar System to gaze upon objects of past, present, and future exploration. Now is your chance to see the moons of Jupiter!

In order to preserve night vision and provide optimal viewing, red flashlights/headlamps are preferred. Regular flashlights are allowed but must be pointed toward the ground and turned off when not in use.

The event is free. Restrooms are available nearby. Rain cancels. For any questions, call the Visitor Center at (805) 370-2301.

Sun 7/21 7:30-9:30PM - Silents Under the Stars at Paramount Ranch “The Kid Brother” - The Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage will return for a special fundraiser presentation of the Harold Lloyd classic comedy The Kid Brother (1927). All proceeds will go to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund to support the rebuilding of the western town that was destroyed in the Woolsey Fire in November of last year. “King of the Radio Cowboys,” Will Ryan will perform prior to the film. The surviving train station will provide a platform for the screen. Plastic folding chairs will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own chair. Please bring a flashlight. Although all electric lighting was lost, we will have both solar and battery operated lights. New picnic tables will also be available. So come early with a picnic dinner! $10 admission.

Fri 7/26 9:30-11:30am - Adventures with a Ranger at King Gillette Ranch - Come and enjoy a nice hike to Inspiration Point at King Gillette Ranch! Explore what types of plants and animals are native to the park and discover the rich history of the individuals that once lived and visited the park. This ranger led program is about mile hike and all ages are welcomed! Meet the Ranger by the water fountain at the Visitor Center.

Fri 7/26 2-4PM - Jr. Ranger Program: Calif Native Plant Scavenger Hunt at King Gillette Ranch - Earn your Junior Ranger pin while exploring the visitor center’s native plant garden with Ranger Ashley. Learn how to identify some of California’s native plants and how the Chumash Native American’s once utilized them in their daily lives!

Sat 7/27 2-3:30PM - Junior Ranger Adventures at King Gillette Ranch - Explore the Santa Monica Mountains with a ranger and earn a junior ranger badge! On a short walk, learn how to hike safely, identify plants and animals, and use your senses to explore the world around us. Free junior ranger activity books will be available. The program is aimed for kids 5-11 but all ages are welcome to participate. Meet at 2 PM by the fountain at the King Gillette Visitor Center.

Sun 7/28 2-3:30PM - Learn how to become a Junior Ranger for the Santa Monica Mountains at Rancho Sierra Vista. Activities include learning about the Chumash history and playing a game with a ranger. This Ranger led activity is for all ages!

Sun 7/28 10am-noon - History Hike at Rancho Sierra Vista - Explore and learn! Join Ranger Aaron for a short 1-mile guided hike at Rancho Sierra Vista and learn about the ranching history of this park site!
This hike will feature occasional stops along the trail where we will learn about the different periods and people who helped shape Rancho Sierra Vista.

Following the hike we will explore locations where historic photographs were taken at Rancho Sierra Vista as early as 1900 to get a before-and-after look of how the Ranch has evolved through time. It is estimated that this hike should be approximately 1 hour in length to cover both the hike and the talk. The exploration with photographs should take approximately 45 minutes. There will also be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!

We will be meeting and ending at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. We will start our hike at 10:15am. Please bring shoes appropriate for hiking, water, and sunblock. Rain cancels.

Sat 8/3 7-10:30PM - 2019 Night Sky Festival at Paramount Ranch - Join park rangers and astronomers from the Ventura County Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing in the Santa Monica Mountains! Gaze into a telescope to see our neighbor planets, shiny nebulae, and distant galaxies!

Come early, as the festivities start before the sun goes down! The event features the following:

  • Guest presenter Dr. Travis Longcore will present his talk, Light Pollution, Wildlife, and You.

  • Kids activities (including Night Sky Junior Ranger activity book & patch)

  • Bat walks

  • Stargazing with telescopes in the field

This event is free and accessible. Headlamps and flashlights with red lights are preferred to preserve night vision. For questions, call our Visitor Center at (805) 370-2301.

Sat 8/17 6-7:30pm - Native American Dance Demonstration at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Kathy Willcuts and Steven Garcia will perform traditional Native American dance, including Northern Traditional and shawl dancing. Steven Garcia is of Yaqui-Mescalero, Tongva descent and will be performing Northern Traditional style. Kathy Willcuts will be performing traditional Shawl dancing from her Rosebud Lakota tribe. Each dance demonstration will have a brief explanation of the meaning of the dance. Turtle Island Singers drum group will be performing for the dancers that evening. Steven and Kathy are dedicated presenters at the Satwiwa Culture Center. They each present various workshops throughout the year.

There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring camping chairs, or blankets for comfortableness. All ages welcome. 805-370-2301.

Sun 8/18 2-3:30PM - Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program at King Gillette Ranch - Join a ranger and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Sat 8/24 2-3:30PM - Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program at King Gillette Ranch - Join a ranger and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Directions to various locations

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Ventura Fwy (101) to Chesebro Rd exit. Turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Chesebro Rd. Go north 1 mile to park entrance. Turn right and follow road to parking lot.

Circle X Ranch: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.

Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.

Mishe Mokwa Trailhead: 1.75 miles north of the Circle X contact station along Yerba Buena Road. Parking lot is on right.

King Gillette Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

Malibu Creek State Park: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Park entrance is 0.25 mile south of the intersection on Las Virgenes Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy: north on Malibu Canyon Rd to park entrance on left.

Paramount Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) to Kanan Rd exit. South on Kanan 0.5 mile. Left on Cornell Way and veer to right. South 2.5 miles, entrance is on right side of the road.

Peter Strauss Ranch is located at 30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left at Via Goleta. Continue all the way to a parking lot where the road ends. To get to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the parking area to brown wooden building. 

Wendy Trailhead: Ventura Fwy (101) to Wendy Dr. exit. South on Wendy Dr to dirt pullout at intersection with Potrero Rd.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch: From Ventura Fwy (101): Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Go 0.1 mile and turn right into entrance of King Gillette Ranch. The visitor center is the first building on your right. 26867 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Ice Cream Social and Patriotic Celebration at Stagecoach Inn on July 4, 2019

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Ice Cream Social & Birthday Celebration at Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.

On the 4th of July, the Stagecoach Inn Museum will be celebrating not only the birthday of the nation but its own birthday as well. Tradition has it that the original inn was opened on July 4th 1876. The museum was reopened, after the fire that destroyed the old building, on July 4th 1976.

To celebrate, the Inn will be open from 1 to 4pm for tours and an old fashioned ice cream social (while the supply of ice cream lasts). Admission will be free. Located at 51 South Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachinnmuseum.org for more information.

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

Conejo Valley Cars & Coffee Meetup - 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month in Newbury Park

Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee meets every first and third Saturday of the month from 7am to 10am at the Old New York Bakery and Deli Company, 2700 Teller Road, Newbury Park.

The general public and car aficionados are welcome to enjoy classics, muscle cars and exotics.

Learn more at www.cvcarsandcoffee.com.

2019 Pioneer Jamboree at Stagecoach Inn Newbury Park on Saturday, June 8th

The Stagecoach Inn Museum hosts its Annual Pioneer Jamboree from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019, on the museum’s grounds at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park.

This is a "hands on history" event.  Featured activities include gold panning, pioneer and Indian games, storytelling, antique toys, rock painting, butter churning, clothes washing, lemon squeezing, old-time school lessons, handwriting, corn husk and yarn doll making, humongous bubble blowing, old-fashioned costume dress-up and others.

There will be food and beverages for sale. Free parking in Stagecoach Park – enter from Lynn Road just west of Ventu Park Road. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (62+) $5, Children $4. Free under age 5. Family (up to 6) $20.  For further information, call the museum at (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachinnmuseum.org.

2nd Annual July 4th 5K/10K Run/Walk at Dos Vientos in Newbury Park

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This July 4th, join in on the 2nd Annual 4th of July 5K/10K Run-Walk at Dos Vientos in Newbury Park at 7:30am. Race proceeds benefit the Jewel Levine Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to provide hope, support, and monetary assistance to individuals and families that are under financial duress caused by extreme circumstances or life threatening medical conditions.

Danielle 'Missy' Marquis founded The Jewel Levine Foundation to honor her grandmother, Jewel Levine. Jewel struggled with kidney failure for over 15 years and went to dialysis three days a week. During this period Jewel faced numerous complications, yet never complained. “She was always up-beat and she stressed the importance of helping others,” explained Danielle. Jewel passed away in 2013, and in 2016 Danielle, with the support of her family, created the foundation to keep Jewel’s positive spirit alive through good works.

Learn more at www.thejewellevinefoundation.org/events and sign up at runsignup.com/4thofJulyRunatDV .

Race to start/finish at Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road.