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.

10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Ventura on August 17, 2019

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This year's Wild & Scenic Film Festival festival will take place at the Ventura County Credit Union headquarters at 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive, Ventura on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Doors Open at 5 PM, Films Begin at 8 PM, Fun Lasts All Night! Bring your low-back chairs and blankets, and prepare for a night to remember!

With live music, food trucks, outdoor games, and more, this year's festival will be one night of fun for the whole community to enjoy. All proceeds from this event will help support the mission of Ventura Land Trust.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival offers audiences the chance to enjoy a series of award-winning short films that celebrate the beauty and bounty of our natural world. This popular festival, which sells out every year, helps to connect the Land Trust’s work to similar environmental efforts around the globe. In addition to viewing films, attendees also enjoy live music, special guests, food, beer, wine and the chance to win high-end items in a raffle that includes original artwork, outdoor gear, dining-out certificates and much, much more.

www.venturalandtrust.org/events

Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District Summer Movies, June through August

Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District presents free movies at Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley this summer. The 2019 lineup includes:

  • Saturday, June 29: How to Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World

  • Saturday, July 27: Small Foot

Movies start at dusk. Pre-movie craft activities and games start at 6:30pm. Visit www.rsrpd.org/events/movies_in_the_park.php for more information.

The District also presents "Dive In" Movies (6-10PM) for $3 per person (kids under 2 are free) at the Rancho Simi Community Pool, 1765 Royal Avenue on the following dates:

  • TBA

Holiday Movie Marathon at High Street Arts Center in Moorpark on Saturday, December 22, 2018

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Saturday, December 22, 2018 High Street Arts Center Free Admission! 45 E High St, Moorpark

10:00 a.m: Doors open! Grab your snacks and drinks from the concession stand before the movies begin!

10:15 a.m: Watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

11:00 a.m: Sit down for a reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

11:15 a.m: Watch Frosty the Snowman

11:45 a.m: Play holiday BINGO for the chance to win a gift card to Dojo Boom!

12:00 p.m: Watch The Polar Express

1:45 p.m: Think you know that Holiday song? Play "Holiday Name that Tune" for the chance to win iTunes & Amazon gift cards!

2:00 p.m: Watch Home Alone

3:45 p.m: Compete in our Christmas Trivia contest to win a gift certificate to Pizza Man Dan's!

4:00 p.m: Watch Elf

5:45 p.m: Come dressed in your best (or worst) sweater and enter into our Ugly Sweater Contest to win a gift card to Lucky Fool's Pub!

6:00 p.m: Watch Scrooged

Please call the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center at (805) 517-6300 with any questions!

Ramona Day at the Rancho Camulos Museum in Piru on Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Ramona Day is set for Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10am to 5pm at the Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E Telegraph Road, Piru.

Docent-Led Tours held at 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.

  • 1:00 PM: Screening of D. W. Griffith's 1910 Ramona, filmed at Rancho Camulos

  • 2:00 PM: Lecture by film historian Hugh Munro Neely

  • 3:00 PM: Screening of Edwin Carewe's recovered and restored 1928 Ramona

The Rancho Camulos Museum's celebration of Dolores Del Rio’s 1928 movie Ramona will feature a day of Ramona-themed activities. This full-length silent film, once considered lost but now recovered and restored, is one of four American-made Ramona films based on Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 novel of the same name.

The Ramona connection is one of the reasons Rancho Camulos became a National Historic Landmark in 2000. It is still the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County.

Preceding the 3:00 PM screening, internationally recognized film historian Hugh Monro Neely will share the amazing history and backstory of this Edwin Carew directed epic. Earlier in the day Mr. Neely will also do a presentation on the DW Griffith 1910 Ramona starring Mary Pickford that was filmed on location at Rancho Camulos and is regularly shown as part of their docent led tours.

Visitors can also take docent-led tours of the historic buildings, visit exhibits such as the new Tataviam Interpretive area, and engage with living history characters. Step back in time at Rancho Camulos, where the history, myth, and romance of old California still linger.

See the Ramona Day schedule and details at ranchocamulos.org. Learn more about Ranch Camulos, Ramona, and the Ramona films at SCVhistory.com.

Suggested donation of $10 requested.

Halloween Movie Marathon at the Newbury Park Library on Saturday, October 27th

The Newbury Park Library is hosting a Halloween movie marathon on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year, the Meeting Room will be transformed into a “haunted” theater, equipped with spooky props and decorations. There will be a 10:00 a.m. screening of “Coraline”, a 12:00 p.m. screening of “The Addams Family”, and a 2:00 p.m. screening of “Zombieland.” The marathon will conclude with a screening of “Get Out” at 4:00 p.m. All movies are free and open to the public.

Movie Summaries:

“Coraline” — 2009 [PG] 100 min. While exploring her new home, a girl names Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discover a secret door, behind which lies an alternative world that closely mirrors her own, but in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.

“The Addams Family” — 1991 [PG-13] 110 min. When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams' home, the family is trilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. With the help of lawyer, Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.

“Zombieland” — 2009 [R] 88 min. After a virus turns most people into zombies, the world’s surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead. Four survivors – Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and his cohorts Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) – abide by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies as they make their way to ward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles.

“Get Out” — 2017 [R] 104 min. Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

For more information about these and other programs offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, please visit the Library’s website www.tolibrary.org or call the Reference Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660.