18th Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Midsummer Eve Wine Festival on August 17, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks invites you to attend the 18th annual “Midsummer Eve Wine Festival” at the Hyatt Regency Westlake on Saturday, August 17th

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation will celebrate the 18th annual “Midsummer Eve Wine Festival” on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Since its inception, the event, for adults ages 21 and up, has raised over $450,000 to benefit the Ventura County Special Olympics and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation which supports many local charities and provides student educational scholarships.

  • 1Be an Event Sponsor! Contact Richard Williams at (805) 660-0786 or Roger Benson at (805) 358-6305

  • Donate Auction items! ­­­Contact Susan Murata at (805) 390-0027 or email at susanmurata9@gmail.com

  • Purchase advance sale event tickets for the special price of $75 per person! ($100 at the door) Go on line to www.MidsummerEveWineFestival.com.

  • Sample acclaimed California limited-production handcrafted wines, microbrews and hors d’oeuvres while perusing fabulous auction items donated by local businesses and residents.

  • Meet Olympic athletes and Special Olympic athletes

  • Raffle Tickets: Every year we cap off the evening when we choose three big Raffle winners. This year’s prizes: First prize - 5 Nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Big Island of Hawaii)-winner also gets $1,000 cash from the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. Second Prize-$500 cash. Third Prize- $300 cash.

Special Olympics Ventura County offers free year-round sports training and athletic competition to over 700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 10 Olympic style sports at over 20 county sites.

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation has been a major supporter of the Special Olympics and has enabled over 10,000 athletes to compete. The club also donates more than $175,000 each year to many local and international charities to foster social, cultural, economic and environmental progress.

For more information, contact Susan Murata at 805.390-0027, or go to www.MidsummerEveWineFestival.com

26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival Planned for July 27-28, 2019

The 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is set for July 27-28, 2019 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” Streets. This annual, free celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and celebrates everything salsa … the food, the music and the dance!

Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the annual event features spicy food and fiery entertainment and draws salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration. Festival goers are treated to live salsa and Latin jazz bands, salsa dance lessons, a tasting tent with dozens of different varieties of salsa and hot sauces and a salsa recipe challenge. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, international cuisine and a kids zone. Event admission and parking are free. Main stage seating is just $5.

The Oxnard Salsa Festival was launched in 1994 by the Oxnard Downtowners to bring people downtown to celebrate Oxnard’s multicultural heritage and agricultural roots.  Over the years, the Oxnard Salsa Festival has grown in popularity as salsa dancing and salsa music gained momentum. Today, the Salsa Festival is the City of Oxnard’s largest, free community event.

For more information, visit www.oxnardsalsafestival.com or call 805-535-4060.

4th Annual Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Unit Wine Brew & K9 Crew on Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Come meet and greet the K9 unit at the beautiful Underwood Family Farms. Enjoy a BBQ, Interactive K9 demos, photo opportunities, live music, sample local wines and brews. The price of admission also includes a (1) weekend admission ticket to Underwood Family Farms. The K9 unit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Tax ID # 77-0576933. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-brew-k9-crew-tickets-60279109439.

46th Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival the Weekend of July 27-28, 2019

Santa Barbara's 46th Annual Greek Festival is taking place from on July 27-28, 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm in beautiful Oak Park, 600 West Junipero Street. The festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life. Stroll through Santa Barbara's beautiful Oak Park and experience the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village. Admission and parking is free.

Dozens of volunteers enthusiastically staff their booths, creating a convivial, welcoming atmosphere. Festival-goers return year after year for the food. — Delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries like baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi.

Listen to the distinctive sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments played by authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs. Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances with the enthusiastic audience.

Take advantage of a free Greek dance lesson, and enjoy participating in the same dances you would perform in the traditional villages of Greece. Dance the afternoon away, eat a little (or a lot), shop in the Greek marketplace, relax and enjoy yourself under the oaks in the warm embrace of the best Greek culture has to offer.

More information at www.santabarbaragreekfestival.org.

Tuesday Food Trucks at Los Robles Greens Thousand Oaks May through October

Stop by Los Robles Greens for Tuesday Food Trucks on May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th 2019 fro 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The perfect date or family night out! Bring your blankets and beach chairs for seating at this beautiful outdoor venue and enjoy your food with music and games under the stars.

Admission is FREE! Food and beverages must be purchased.

We will have a variety of food trucks for you to try;
Cousin's Maine Lobster
The Grilled Cheese Truck
Epic Tacos
Dreamy Creations

Los Robles will be setting up a full bar for you to purchase beverages (soda, beer, wine, cocktails).

We can’t wait to see you there!

299 S Moorpark Rd Thousand Oaks (Right off the Moorpark Exit on the 101 Freeway)

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Tequila & Taco Music Festival in Ventura on Saturday/Sunday, July 20-21, 2019

The Tequila & Taco Music Festival is returning to Plaza Park in Ventura on Saturday/Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019.

Saturday, July 20 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm is Tequila Day, with sampling from 11:30am to 3pm. Live music all day and gourmet street tacos. Margaritas and craft beer available for purchase.

Sunday, July 22 - Mas Margaritas 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. It's Margarita Sunday Funday! Bring the family and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon, sipping on an assortment of margaritas, eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great music lineup! (There will not be Tequila sampling on Sunday.)

Details, pricing and tickets at tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com.

34th Annual Senior Concerns Ultimate Dining Experience at Hyatt Westlake on October 19, 2019

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34th Annual Ultimate Dining Experience ~ Shhh...It's a Speakeasy! Presented by Senior Concerns on Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.

Honoring Philanthropists of the Year - Keets and Hugh Cassar.

Shhh...it's a Speakeasy! Join us for a night filled with flappers, booze, and dare we say, a little mischief! Use the special code word sassy seniors to gain entry, where you'll enjoy our signature Bathtub Gin Rickey, stroll Capone's Hideaway and experience our amazing silent and wine auctions, and sample the bees knees in food and wine pairings in the Garden of the Hyatt Regency Westlake. Then, enjoy a ritzy fare, spirited live auction, and more! Men, grab your fedoras, suits and suspenders, and ladies, get dolled up with your best fringe, feathers and pearls! Having fun is required! Doing the Charleston is optional!

Tickets are $225 per person or $425 per couple or $2,100 for a table of 10.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.seniorconcerns.org/ultimate-dining or call (805) 497-0189.

About Senior Concerns

Senior Concerns is a Thousand Oaks-based private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors, caregivers and families by offering a wide-range of services, programs and resources, including a professionally managed Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Center, free legal, financial, advocacy and care management services, support groups and community education and training. Senior Concerns also operates the Bargain Boutique & Thrift Shop and hosts two major fundraisers—the Love Run and the Ultimate Dining Experience—and receives invaluable community support from more than 800 volunteers.