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


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


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.

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.


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


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.

2019 Cool Breeze Century Ride in Ventura on Saturday, August 17th


-30, 63, 102 and 127 Miles-

Saturday, August 17



Sponsored by the Channel Islands Bike Club and the Kiwanis Club of Ventura, the Cool Breeze route follows the coast from Ventura to Santa Barbara. The weather is generally in the low 70's -- you can't ask for better summer cycling weather! There are lots of great rest stops along the way. Pre-race breakfast and post race lunch included.

Visit www.cibike.org/cool-breeze-century.html for more information and to register.

A Taste of Camarillo Wine Auction Gala and Wine, Brew and Food Festival on July 27-28, 2019


Two Great Meadowlark Service League Events Coming July 27-28, 2019

A Taste of Camarillo - Wine, Brew & Food Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 1-4pm is the longest running wine and food festival in Ventura County. Guests spend an afternoon sampling fine wines, craft beers and gourmet foods on the grounds of the historic Camarillo Ranch. This year’s theme is “California Dreamin’.” Sample from over 100 fine and wines and 50 local restaurants, live music and dancing, silent auction, boutique shopping and more.

Presented by Meadowlark Service League, the Wine Auction Gala is held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the amazing Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch from 4:30-9:30pm.   Enjoy an evening filled with a gourmet dinner, fine wines, cocktails, live & silent auctions, and live music and dancing.   Sponsorship and reserved tables available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit meadowlarkserviceleague.com/events/a-taste-of-camarillo.