Summer Camp at LeXT Robo Academy in Agoura Hills - Weeks of June 17-21, July 8-12, August 5-9

LeXT Robo Academy at 29039 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Agoura Hills, is offering its fantastic robotics, coding, LEGO and other STEM-based learning concepts this summer for ages ranging from 3 to 15.

Camp dates are the weeks of June 17-21, July 8-12 and August 5-9, 2019 from 9am to noon. Cost is $225/week or $45/day (minimum 3 days).

Sign up today at lextroboacademy.com or by calling/texting 818.699.2388.

LeXT Robo Academy uses LEGO education concept and curriculum to provide a hands-on learning experience and fun environment for our students while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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):

  • 6/18: Now You See Me 2 (PG-13, 129 min, 2016)

  • 6/25: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13, 100 min, 2013)

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

  • 6/24: BlackkKlansman (R, 135 min, 2018)

Adult and Family Programs

Yoga for Beginners and Boomers - Join a safety-conscious, lighthearted yoga class which will help improve balance and create space in both mind and body. Please bring a mat or a towel. Participants should be able to get off the floor unassisted. Classes are on Mondays, May 6 through June 24 (no class on May 13 and June 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Play the Guitar! Free Workshop - Dive into playing with Grammy-nominated musician Pete Pidgeon. He has a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from the University of New York and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Learn tools to either start as a beginner or take your playing to the next level. No guitar required, or feel free to bring your own. The program will take place on June 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community 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 June 26, 2019 (4th Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room.

Adult Crafternoon: Card Making - Join other crafters every 4th Friday to learn and complete a new craft idea. Materials provided or bring your own on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grant R. Brimhall Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

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 July 10, 2019 (second Wednesday of each month) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Meeting Room.

Adult Coloring: Bird Theme - Relax with friends and other coloring enthusiasts the second Friday of each month. Materials provided. Event will take place on July 12, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.

Summer Concert Series: Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts

Brazilian singer Kátia Moraes is an absolute dynamo on stage. Kátia’s voice can be powerful and heartfelt, coy and compelling, expansive or intimate. The energy, the charisma, the sheer joy of Brazilian music just fills a space. Her band features Nando Duarte, Ted Falcon and Clarice Cast. The concert will be on July 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room. www.katiamoraes.com

Adult Crafternoon Hodge Podge: Open Crafting Night - Bring your unfinished crafts from home or create something new with our supplies. No formal craft will be planned, but we will have a variety of supplies available to spark your imagination. Teens and adults only please. Program will be on July 17, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Financial Literacy: Drive Away Happy - Auto Buying from A-Z - Please join us for a car buying workshop at the Thousand Oaks Library. Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions. Register on the library's website. Sign-up for our FREE workshop here: https://mbr411.com/es959The program will take place on July 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

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

Teen Programs

Book Making: Create Your Own One of a Kind Journal/Book

With a variety of fancy papers, connectors, stamps, and origami-like folds, this book will carry you through the summer as a place to draw and hold the memories of your best days. The program is taught by ArtTrek on June 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

Video Games: Friendly Games for Fun

Play Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros on June 19, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Tech Space.

Fabulous Fridays: Karaoke

Come read and sing your favorite tunes at the Library. Recommended for teens grades 6 to12. Karaoke will be held on June 21, 2019 at the Newbury Park Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thousand Oaks Library from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Quick Intro to 3D Printing for Teens

Get an introduction to 3D Printing, see how to do simple designs on TinkerCad, and learn how to submit 3D print jobs to the Library to print on June 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room.

Movie Marathon

Watch “It’s Showtime” themed movies all day beginning at 10:00 a.m. on June 28, 2019. Check the Library's website for showtimes.

10am-Noon: COCO - A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. (2017, PG, Walt Disney Pictures, 109 minutes)

Noon-2pm: INTO THE WOODS - A witch curses a baker and his wife, binding their fates to fairy-tale characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and others. Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG, 124 min., 2014

2-4pm: PITCH PERFECT - A feisty college student gives her school's a cappella group a much-needed makeover by adding some modern hits into the mix in the run-up to a big competition.
2012, PG-13, Universal Pictures, 112 minutes

4-6pm: LA LA LAND - Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.
2016, PG-13, Summit Entertainment, 128 minutes

One Page Contest – “It’s Showtime”

Create something amazing on an 8.5” x 11” size sheet of paper and share it at the Library. Use the theme “It’s Showtime” to create an original short story, poem, lyrics, comic, art, design, word drawing, or something else to show off your talent. Your work may be chosen to win a prize and could be displayed at the Library. Come to the Library for submission forms and contest rules and details. Only for grades 6 to12. Submit BEFORE JULY 30, 2019.

Kids' Programs

Flights of Fantasy

Through humor and laughter, Flights of Fantasy share interactive folktales and fables that spring to life. Recommended for ages 5 and up on June 19, 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.

Free Outdoor Movie

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up (PG, 117 minutes, 2018). The free outdoor movie will be playing on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. in the Newbury Park Library Parking Lot.

“It’s Showtime at Your Library” Carnival!

Join us for games, crafts and much more. Recommended for school age children, ages 4 and up. The carnival will be taking place on June 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Children’s Library.

Mr. Twister

Learn how to make balloon creations with Mr. Twister, the Balloon Man on Saturday, June 29, 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 event is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Music and Movement Class with Jessica

Dance, clap, and sing along with Jessica Vang and her guitar during this fun, interactive program. This program is recommended for ages 0-5 and will take place on June 7, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Newbury Park Library Meeting Room and June 21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room.

7/3 11am-1pm TO Library - Frozen Sing-A-Long - A young woman must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter. In order to do so, she must find her estranged sister with the help of a mountaineer and reindeer. Walt Disney Pictures, 108 minutes, 2013, Rated PG

7/3 2-4PM NP Library - Mary Poppins Returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Walt Disney Pictures, 130 minutes, 2018, Rated PG

7/10 11am-11:45am TO Library and 2am-2:45am NP Library - Razzle Bam Boom performs a diverse genre of America’s music from the past two centuries – Bluegrass, Hawaiian, Western, Jazz, Patriotic, Folk and Rock ‘n Roll. Ages 5 and up

7/20 11-11:45am T.O. Library, 2-245pm NP Library - One World Rhythm - All guests play percussion instruments in this unique interactive stage show. No experience is necessary, and One World Rhythm provides the instruments. 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

8/3 11-11:45am T.O. Library, 2-2:45pm NP Library - 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! Ages 5 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.

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.

Ojai Concert Series - Celtic, Folk and Roots Music

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The Ojai Concert Series is dedicated to bringing high quality live Celtic, Folk and Roots musicians to beautiful Ojai. Please join us, and help support community culture and the continuation of heart-felt live performances! Gates open at 5pm. Opening act at 6pm. Main act at 7pm.

Upcoming Events:

On Friday, July 5 at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, (441 Ojai Ave) we are excited to host the return of one of our favorite Scottish bands, the Old Blind Dogs. This will be their 4th visit over the past 20 years and they are Ojai favorites. Tickets are $25 for adults at Serendipity Toys in Ojai or send an email to shane@ojaiconcertseries.com and request a link to buy them through PayPal (there is a $1.50 convenience fee). (kids under 15 are $14 at the door or online only)

Doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7:00.

For more information and to buy tickets via PayPal, visit www.ojaiconcertseries.com or call 805.665.8852.

Dancing Oak Ranch

Dancing Oak Ranch

During the warmer months concerts are at our home, the “Dancing Oak Ranch,” nestled in a quiet and beautiful canyon 3/4 of a mile off HWY 150 halfway between Carpinteria and Lake Casitas at 4585 Casitas Pass Road, Ventura. These shows are preceded by an optional potluck picnic, so if you can come early, bring a dish to share (B-Y-O-B) and join us for a picnic with friends and the musicians. You should also bring a low back deck chair, a blanket and a jacket plus bring a small flashlight to help find your vehicle after the show. There will usually be a bonfire and you can also bring friendly, well behaved dogs on a leash.

2019 Regency Theatres Kids $2 Summer Movie Series June 18 through August 8 in Agoura, Ventura

Regency Theatres is hosting a Kids Summer Movie Series at locations in Agoura Hills and Ventura, featuring popular kids' films, all rated PG, every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 am.  Doors open at 10:00 am. The 2019 series starts on Tuesday, June 18th, with a final screening on Thursday, August 8th. Admission is only $2 per person! More information at www.regencymovies.com.

Locations:

Regency Agoura Hills Stadium 8, 29045 Agoura Rd (818) 707-9966
Regency Buenaventura 6, 1440 Eastman Avenue (805) 658-6544

Dates/Movies:

June 18 and 20: The Smurfs (PG)
June 25 and 27: Open Season (PG)
July 2: Monster House (PG)
July 9 and 11: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
July 16 and 18: Surf’s Up (PG)
July 23 and 25: Stuart Little 2 (PG)
July 30 and August 1: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
August 6 and 8: Zookeeper (PG)

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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.

2019 Conejo Recreation & Park District "Touch-a-Truck" Event on Saturday, June 15th

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One of the most popular children's events in the area is the Annual Conejo Recreation & Park District's Touch-a-Truck event in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 15, 2019 (day before Father's Day) from 10am to 2pm.

Dozens and dozens of trucks and large vehicles of all shapes and sizes, all at Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 North Moorpark Road, near Thousand Oaks High School. This is a hugely popular event! Parking at the park fills up quickly, so be prepared to park at the T.O. High School parking lot south of the tennis courts and football field (corner of Moorpark Road and Avenida de Las Flores) and walk a block north up Moorpark Road.

See a garbage truck, Army truck, stretch limousine, tractor, excavator, dump truck, school bus, fire engine, ambulance, police van, monster truck, bulldozer, police cruiser, motorcycle, you name it. Too many to mention and your kids can check them out first-hand. They let your kids honk the horns, kick the tires, work the controls, blare the sirens, etc. In other words, bring aspirin!

NOTE: According to CRPD, there will NOT be a helicopter landing this year due to soccer field refurbishment.

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There are numerous other activities, including kids construction play area, power wheel course, arts and crafts, wash-a-truck, jolly jumps, and a motorized train ride and refreshments for sale! Throughout the event you will find live truck demonstrations to consist of water balloons being dropped from the cherry picker, beach balls being unloaded from the dump truck, and even a helicopter landing!

Free admission! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the Conejo Recreation and Park District for more information at 805.381.2793 or visit www.crpd.org.

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