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.

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

29th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Pierce Brothers Westlake Village on May 27, 2019

29th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Scheduled for May 27th at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park

Community members are encouraged to bring their old cell phones and donate them to the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign.

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Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, a Dignity® provider, will host its 29th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance on May 27. The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will provide a pre-ceremony concert starting at 10:30 a.m. The free event takes place in the Garden of Valor at Pierce Brothers, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., in Westlake Village.

“We are proud to host this important event and to provide a place for our community to gather and remember those who gave their lives for our country,” said Tamara Eacker, general manager of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park. “We hope that all who mourn can find peace as we honor their loved ones.”

The traditional Avenue of Flags will greet guests, and complement the more than 1,400 flags adorning the graves of our fallen veterans. These individual flags will be placed by local Scouts on May 25.

The event begins with an assembly bugle call and fly over. The ceremony includes:

• The 23rd Marines Color Guard

• Jerry Knotts, Colonel, USAF, (Ret), Executive Director/Producer and Commander, Conejo Valley Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars

• Robert Melsness, Colonel, USAF, (Ret), past president of Conejo-Simi Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

• Major Gary Dickey, Deputy Chaplain, CA Wing, Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps / USAF Auxiliary

• Representatives from all five branches of services, Veterans of Foreign Wars

• Piper Wally Boggess and The Memorial Day Choir, comprised of singers from the Village Voices Chorale, the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, Valley Harmony Singers, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Temple Judea, and the Forever Young Singers. Gloria Hilliard will direct.

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks will have boxes for donations to Cell Phones for Soldiers near the refreshment tables. Guests are encouraged to donate gently used phones and accessories, which are recycled to provide cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans.

For information on the Memorial Day ceremony or about Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, please call 818.889.0902.

The Memorial Day Ceremony is produced by members of the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars, the Conejo-Simi Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, the DiRaimondo Chapter No. 750 of the Military Order of the Purple Hear, the Eric Huberth Post No. 1139 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the 23rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, Camarillo Composite Squadron 61, Group 4, California Wing, USAF Civil Air Patrol, Village Voices Chorale, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Temple Judea, The Valley Harmony Singers, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, and other civic-minded individuals and organizations.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory, FD 1344 Westlake Village, Calif., is a proud Dignity Memorial provider. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, call (818) 889-0902 or visit http://www.piercebrothersvalleyoaks.com.

Fairy Tales in the Park Throughout Ventura County in May to September 2019

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.

2019 LINEUP

  • Rapunzel Meets Spider-Man

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Robyn Hood

  • Snow White in Neverland

  • The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

LOCATIONS

Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave (except 8/3 performance at Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley)

  • 5/4: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/1: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/6: Robyn Hood

  • 8/3: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/7: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • 5/4: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/1: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/6: Robyn Hood

  • 8/3: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/7: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • 5/11: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/8: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/13: Robyn Hood

  • 8/10: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/14: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • 5/11: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/8: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/13: Robyn Hood

  • 8/10: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/14: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • 5/5: Rapunzel Meets Spiderman

  • 6/2: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • 7/7: Robyn Hood

  • 8/4: Snow White in Neverland

  • 9/1: The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

Visit www.fairytalesinthepark.com for more information.

6th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show in Westlake Village on Thursday, July 4, 2019

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The 6th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show will be presented by the City of Westlake Village on July 4, 2019. The fireworks will be fired from the Westlake Village Golf Course at 9:10 pm all the show will run 18 minutes.

The fireworks will be the grand finale to an afternoon of family-friendly activities at the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range and parking lot. 4th of July entertainment and activities will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 9:30 pm. The gates at the golf course will open at 5:00 pm and at 6:00 pm at Calvary.

Food truck meal options will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol is not allowed into the venue due to state regulations but will be available for purchase. Seating and picnicking will be available on the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information at wlv.org/366/4th-of-July-Fireworks-Show.  

Viewing locations are available at Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village Inn, Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range, Berniece Bennett Park and surrounding areas.

Parking will be available at Calvary Community Church, Berniece Bennett Park, and the former hospital property. Valet parking is available at the Westlake Village Inn. Parking is not permitted on Agoura Road. Additional free parking is available near Brent's Deli in the parking lot that covers 2799-2835 Townsgate Road and the Westlake Park Place parking lots by 2915, 2931, 2945, 3027 and 3011 Townsgate Road. Please note that only open parking spaces are for public parking - any parking spaces marked reserved are not available to the public. Please follow the signage on Townsgate Road to locate these lots. 

25th Annual Westlake Village Rotary Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Westlake Village invites you to its annual Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4600 Lakeview Canyon Road (between Agoura Road and Watergate Road)  from 10 am to 4 pm.

There will be musical entertainment, over 100 vendors, kids' activities, food trucks, classic car display, special pet zone, local breweries and more.

Visit rotarywlv.org for more information.

2019 City of Westlake Village TGIF and Saturday Concert Series This Summer

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Summer evenings in Westlake Village provide the perfect backdrop for a great entertainment series. The 14th Annual TGIF Westlake Village series offers families a series of free performances at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Events start at 7pm, with food available for purchase from a variety of great food trucks at 6pm. The lineup:

May 31: Jazz Night Featuring the Lindero Canyon Middle and Agoura High School Jazz Bands. Food available for purchase from Grilled Cheese Truck and Kona Ice.

June 28: “Musical Theatre Classic Night" with 5-STAR THEATRICALS. Food available for purchase from Farm and Flame and Kona Ice. Come enjoy Broadway favorites and sing a long!

August 9: A "Dutch Newman and the Musical Melodians" 1920's, 30's, and 40's tunes. Food will be available for purchase from Cousin's Maine Lobster and Mister Softee. Come take a spin on the dance floor and feel free to dress up in timeless attire.

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Saturday Concerts in the Park planned this summer at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road:. Events start at 7pm with food available for purchase at 6pm (except July 27th movie night):

  • June 15: Platinum Groove Motown Soul Band

  • July 13: "Fantastic Diamond" Tribute to Neil Diamond

  • July 27: Outdoor screening of "Moana” with activities before the movie including Captain Carl's Mobile Tidepool (Activities begin at 6 p.m. film begins approximately at 8). Food available for purchase from Grilled Cheese Truck, Mister Softee and California Kettle Corn.

  • August 24: "Colour My World" Tribute to "Chicago"

More info at wlv.org/228/TGIF-Saturdays-in-the-Park

A limited number of chairs and tables are available on a first-come, first-seated basis at all TGIF Civic Center events. Food is available for sale from local restaurant vendors each week. Concerts start at 7pm.

More information and updates at www.wlv.org.