2019 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Other Fun Events in Thousand Oaks

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The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas!  Information: (805) 495-6471

Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include the following:

Pancake Breakfast $5.00/person at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park, from 8:00-11:00am, 805/381-2791 ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Senior Home Run Derby, ages 50+ Borchard Community Center: $5.00 9:00-11:00am, 805/381-2744

Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center:  $5.00, 8:30-10:30am, 805/495-4674 (for men and women 16+ and men's masters 40+) Each batter is given 10 outs. A home run is a fair ball hit over the fence. How many can you smash out? Plaques awarded to top finishers.  This is an excellent time for families to enjoy park facilities, watch some awesome hitters and compete!

FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at the Community Pool at CLU and Newbury Park High School pools. 805/241-0894

Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue at 5pm - Southern California’s premier high-energy, contemporary country band, Gold Rush Country combines the showmanship of a classic rock act with the heart and soul of today’s top 40 country hits. The band has appeared in concert with Grammy Award-winners Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, Kixx Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Eddie Money, and Justin Moore. With female and male lead vocals, a driving rhythm section, seamless vocal harmonies, and virtuoso instrumentalists, Gold Rush Country gets people’s feet tapping & two-stepping! Featuring both country favorites and patriotic tunes, the concert includes Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” Jason Aldean’s “Just Getting’ Started,” Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” and Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” among others.

2019 4th of July Fireworks at Camarillo High School

The City of Camarillo has announced that due to anticipated installation of artificial turf at the high school this summer, the annual 4th of July celebration will need to be scaled back. But the fireworks show will go on!

Camarillo High School football stadium is located at 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd.

Gates to the stadium open at 7pm and admission will be FREE for all attendees.

All seating/viewing will be from the home bleachers of the stadium. No seating will be allowed on the football field and no activities are planned for kids on the practice field, due to storage of construction materials and equipment. Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m.

The Naval Base Ventura County Color Guard will kick off the evening with a presentation of colors, followed by DJ music. The evening will conclude with a 25-minute, multi-level fireworks display, that will begin at 9 p.m. Beverages and wrapped desserts/candy will be available for purchase onsite from the Pleasant Valley Lions Club.

Attendees may park at the Metrolink Station or behind the Technicolor building (3233 Mission Oaks Blvd.) and ride a free shuttle to/from the stadium. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes beginning at 6:45 p.m. No coolers, chairs, umbrellas, etc. will be allowed inside the stadium, as seating/viewing this year will be from the home bleachers.

Event sponsors include the Camarillo/Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club, the City of Camarillo, Oxnard Union High School District and Adolfo Camarillo High School.

More details will be coming soon to the City’s website and Facebook page. For more information, please call the City Manager’s Office at (805) 388-5312.

www.ci.camarillo.ca.us

Holiday Egg Hunt at Mission Park in Ventura on April 6, 2019

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The Hunt, Ventura's largest FREE Holiday Egg Hunt is planned for April 6, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1pm at Mission Park, 185 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura.

Bring your own basket and enjoy hunts for each age group, a HUGE Kids' Zone, arts & crafts, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! With over 25,000 eggs to be found, this will be a fun event for everyone! No tickets required.

Age Groups:
ADA Hunt - 11:00-11:30 AM
0-3 Years - 11:30-12:00 PM
4-6 Years - 12:00-12:30 PM
7-12 Years - 12:30-1:00 PM

Immediately following The Hunt, enjoy the FREE Spring Street Fair. Enjoy live entertainment while you shop local arts and craft vendors! More info at www.thehuntventura.com.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Stop by The Lakes at Thousand Oaks from 5-7pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 for an egg hunt, treats, petting zoo, face painting, DJ and, but of course, photos with the Easter Bunny! Free admission.

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52nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Pierce Brothers Westlake Village on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park is proud to host its 52nd annual Easter Sunrise Service April 21 beginning at 6:00 a.m. The service takes place in the parking lot of the main building, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. This nondenominational service will focus on the message, “No, never. Yes, always.” The service is sponsored by the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association.

“Perhaps this year more than most our Easter Sunrise Service provides an important way to join as a united community, give thanks, and focus on the hope that comes with Easter,” said Tamara Eacker, general manager, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park. “This year’s message reminds us that there is always a way we can say yes to our neighbors, friends, and community. We hope you will join us for this meaningful event.”

Clergy representing from churches throughout the community will concelebrate the service. Participants include The Reverend Dr. Gary Alan Dickey, Emeritus, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village; The Reverend Craig Beeker, New Hope Lutheran Church of Agoura; The Reverend John Burnett, Emeritus, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Westlake Village; The Reverend Rachel Tabutol of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, and The Reverend Joshua Han, Westlake Village Korean Church. Music will be provided by keyboardist Karleen Van Dyke, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village and soloist Karenjo Crump, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. A release of white doves concludes the service.

The Easter Sunrise Service is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the celebration. For more information and directions, call Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park at (818) 889-0902.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park & Mortuary, FD 1344, in 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 www.piercebrothersvalleyoaks.com.

“We are delighted to welcome these esteemed clergy to Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks to celebrate our Easter Memorial service. Their dedication to our community is remarkable,” said Tamara Eacker, general manager, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park. “And, we look forward to welcoming multiple generations of families again this year to our service. We are honored that so many choose to start their day at this meaningful celebration with their neighbors and friends, and with all of us.”

Glowing luminaries will light the hillside above the service in a cross symbolizing the new life of the resurrection. Clergy representing multiple faiths from throughout the community will celebrate the service. Gentle sheep will graze on the hillside much like they might have on the first Easter morning. As the Easter candles are lit, Dr. Gary Alan Dickey will play “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes. During the service, scripture readings, music, and prayers will inspire all who attend this moving, non-denominational service. The Reverend Rachel Tabutol will begin the service with the Easter Proclamation and The Reverend Joshua Han will offer the Easter Blessing. The Reverends Craig Beeker and John Burnett will lead the congregation in prayer. Dr. Dickey will present the Easter Message, “Stones That Easter Rolls Away.” An offering for the Lutheran Social Services Agency of Thousand Oaks will be collected. A Resurrection White Dove release will conclude the service.

Clergy participating in the service includes The Reverend Dr. Gary Alan Dickey (retired), United Methodist Church of Westlake Village; The Rev. Craig Beeker, New Hope Lutheran Church of Agoura; The Rev. John Burnett, Emeritus, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Westlake Village; The Reverend Rachel Tabutol of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, and Reverend Joshua Han, Westlake Village Korean Church. Music will be provided by keyboardist Karleen Van Dyke, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village and  soloist Karenjo Crump, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village.

The Easter Sunrise Service is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the celebration. For more information and directions, call Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park at (818) 889-0902.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park & Mortuary, FD 1344, in 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 www.piercebrothersvalleyoaks.com.

City of Westlake Village 1st Annual Spring Fling in the Park Event on Sunday, April 7, 2019

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The City of Westlake Village is proud to host its first annual Spring Fling in the Park event on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 from 2-5 pm at the Westlake Village Community Park, 31107 Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

The event will feature a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, egg hunts for kids under 10, food trucks and much more! Val Surf will be stationed at the skate park providing giveaways. All activities are free to the public with the exception of the food trucks.

The afternoon kicks off at 2 pm with a free 30-minute yoga class on the park’s expansive turf fields overlooking the Conejo Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend. Bring your own yoga mat or be one of the first 100 people to receive a free mat at the event! There will be a pre-recording of the class on the City’s website for those who cannot attend or want to practice beforehand.

At any point during the event, stop by the City table to receive one of 300 kites (first-come, first-serve) or participate in arts and crafts activities. Families are welcome to bring their own kites and take advantage of the park’s perfect flying conditions atop the hill. Food trucks Farm and Flame and Kona Ice will be available starting at 2 pm, with seating available throughout the park.

Egg hunts will be held on the baseball fields every 30 minutes with the first hunt starting at 3 pm. Bring your own basket or bag and collect toy or candy filled eggs scattered across the fields. Different age groups will be located on different fields. (Ages 0-3 on Field 3), (Ages 4-6 on Field 2) and (Ages 7-10 on Field 1).

For more information or questions on the event call (818) 706-1613 or visit www.wlv.org/springfling.

The Bunny Trail Junior Egg Hunt at De Anza Park in Calabasas on Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Bunny Trail Jr. Egg Hunt for kids 8 and under will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9am to noon at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. $3 per child. Must buy tickets in advance starting March 11 at De Anza Park. Cash or check or only. Limited supply. No on-site sales. This event will sell out.

No more dashing for eggs! Your youngsters will slowly make their way around De Anza’s “bunny trail” while enjoying face painting and crafts, a petting zoo and time with the Easter Bunny! Eggs will be hidden along the trail and everyone takes home a treat.

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/eggstreme.html for more information.