Upcoming Events and Programs at the Moorpark City Library

The Moorpark City Library, located at 699 Moorpark Avenue, hosts a variety of events and programs for the general public, all free of charge. From time to time we will list some of them here. For more details, visit moorparklibrary.org or call 805.517.6370. Library hours are 10am to 8pm Mon-Thurs, 10am to 5pm Fri-Sat and 1-5pm on Sun.

Children's Events

Monday Performers at 3pm in the Civic Center Apricot Room

  • July 8: Circus Fantastico with Luce Puppet Co.

  • July 15: Billy Bonkers Magic Show

  • July 22: One World Rhythm - music participation show

PJ Storytime in the parks on Thursdays from 6:30-7:15pm

  • June 20: Community Park next to the Library

  • June 27: Mammoth HIghlands

  • July 11: Campus Canyon

  • July 18: Mountain Meadows

  • July 25: Peach Hill

  • August 1: Tierra Rejada

  • August 8: Poindexter Park

Elementary Crafts and Contests in the library or the park next door

  • June 21: Perler Beads

  • June 28: Crazy Hats with Glow Stickers

  • July 5: Bubble Gum Contest

  • July 12: Bubble Wans

  • July 19: Chalk Art

  • July 26: Relay Races & Fitness Challenge

  • August 2: Showtime Best

Teens (Grades 6-12)

Guitar Club - Saturdays, June 15, July 20 and Aug 17 3-4pm - Learn guitar basics. Bring your own guitar.

Creation Station: June 11 4pm DIY Bath Bombs, July 9 2pm Duct Tape Wallets, Aug 13 2pm Perler Beads

Ukulele Workshop - Mon, July 8 2-3pm with Craig Newton - Uke will be provided.

Conejo Valley Cars & Coffee Meetup - 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month in Newbury Park

Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee meets every first and third Saturday of the month from 7am to 10am at the Old New York Bakery and Deli Company, 2700 Teller Road, Newbury Park.

The general public and car aficionados are welcome to enjoy classics, muscle cars and exotics.

Learn more at www.cvcarsandcoffee.com.

2019 Pioneer Jamboree at Stagecoach Inn Newbury Park on Saturday, June 8th

The Stagecoach Inn Museum hosts its Annual Pioneer Jamboree from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019, on the museum’s grounds at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park.

This is a "hands on history" event.  Featured activities include gold panning, pioneer and Indian games, storytelling, antique toys, rock painting, butter churning, clothes washing, lemon squeezing, old-time school lessons, handwriting, corn husk and yarn doll making, humongous bubble blowing, old-fashioned costume dress-up and others.

There will be food and beverages for sale. Free parking in Stagecoach Park – enter from Lynn Road just west of Ventu Park Road. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (62+) $5, Children $4. Free under age 5. Family (up to 6) $20.  For further information, call the museum at (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachinnmuseum.org.

Amgen Tour of California Cycling Stage Race May 12-18, 2019, Including Ventura on May 16


The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.


The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages. Owned and presented by AEG, both races conclude with same-day finishes in Pasadena, a veteran overall finish city.

The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.



Sun., May 12  -  Stage 1: Sacramento
Mon., May 13  -  Stage 2: Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
Tues., May 14  -  Stage 3: Stockton to Morgan Hill
Wed., May 15  -  Stage 4: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
Thurs., May 16  -  Stage: 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura
Fri., May 17  -  Stage 6: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18  -  Stage 7: Santa Clarita to Pasadena


Thurs., May 16  -  Stage 1: Ventura
Fri., May 17  -  Stage 2: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18  -  Stage 3: Santa Clarita to Pasadena

**Courses subject to change

The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women's Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenge the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. For more information visit the Amgen Tour of California on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

The final nine miles of Men’s Stage 5 in Ventura

Men’s Stage 5 on Thursday, May 16th Details

  • Starts in Pismo Beach at 10 am on Pomeroy Ave

  • Total distance 136.4 miles

  • Finishes in Ventura at anticipated time of 3:43 pm on Shoreline Drive

  • The final approximately 9 miles are as follows:

    • From Casitas Vista Road, the course turns right onto Ventura Ave

    • Left onto Kellogg St

    • Right onto Cedar St

    • Left onto Ferro Dr

    • Right onto Brakey Rd

    • Right onto Summit Dr

    • Left onto Poli St

    • Right onto Hemlock St

    • Left onto Thompson Blvd

    • Right onto San Jon Rd

    • Right onto Harbor Blvd

    • Left onto Figueroa St to the finish on Shoreline Dr

Women’s Stage 1 on Thursday, May 16th Details

  • Starts in Ventura at 12:10 pm

  • Distance 60 miles

  • Ends in Ventura at anticipated time of 2:56 pm.

  • The women’s race will follow the men’s race finish in reverse and will finish in the same order as the men’s race.

2019 Reyes Adobe Days RAD Runs 10K and 10 Miler on Saturday, October 12th

Celebrate Reyes Adobe Days by running this one of a kind course featuring historic and scenic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Agoura Hills. The USATF Certified & Sanctioned race begins at City Hall passing by our beautiful National and State Parks including Paramount Ranch and Malibu Creek State Park. The 10-Miler continues through beautiful Malibou Lake and onto scenic Mulholland Hwy before returning to an exciting finish back at City Hall.

Teh RAD Runs 10K and 10 Miler 2019 takes place on Saturday, October 12th at 7am.

Don't miss out on the Reyes Adobe Days Parade and Festival after the race at Reyes Adobe Park. Convenient shuttles available from the Race to the Festival, which will feature a parade, live music, face painting and other kids’ activities, Adobe tours, beer garden, food trucks and more.

Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/CA/AgouraHills/RAD.

Upcoming Free Events and Programs at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura

Here is a compilation of selected upcoming planned events at the E.P. Foster Library. All events are free and open to the public. The Library is located in Historic Downtown Ventura, 651 East Main Street, Ventura. (805) 648-2716 www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library.

Adult Programs & Special Events

A California Native Plant Society Lecture

6/18 Tuesday @ 7-9pM

Please join us for an interesting and enlightening lecture series presented by the California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter. See you in the Topping Room!

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading :Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm

For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

Ongoing Events

Poetry Open Mic Night

6/6, 13, 20, & 27 Thursdays @ 7:30-9pm

On these Thursday nights, come join this group of writers as they meet in the Topping Room to share their work.

Ukulele Jam Session

6/10, & 24 Mondays @ 7-10pm

Locals gather to play the ukulele on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Chess Around the Corner

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 11am-4pm

Calling all chess players! Keep your skills sharp with this one-hour, drop-in session of free play. Boards will be set up and ready to go. Bring your best moves!

Children’s Events

Summer Reading Shows

Christopher T. Magician

6/20 Thursday @ 11am

Jim Cogan Storyteller

6/27 Thursday @ 11am

For 25 years Jim Cogan has been inspiring and motivating children to jump into the joy of reading through a wealth of oral tales told in language rhythms that tout positive values and highlight heroic actions in an endless stream of exciting adventures.

Sub Zero Science

6/29 Saturday @ 3pm

Sub Zero will be a performing a delicious science show. One free ice cream ticket will be given out to the first 50 kids & teens.

Early Literacy Class

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays &

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 10:30am

A great way to introduce your child to early literacy and the library. Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!

Lego play

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 10am-4pm

Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!

Monday Craft Madness

6/3, 10, 17, & 24 Mondays @ 10am-6pm

Drop-in craft table!

Paws for Reading

6/1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Saturdays @ 12-1pm

Read aloud to registered therapy dogs. A reading program designed to help improve a child’s reading skills. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 805-648-2716 & ask for the 2nd Floor Service Desk.

Teen Happenings

Gaming Daze

6/18 &25 Tuesdays @3:30-5:30pm

Play the Wii U & Other Gaming Systems during, the Oculus Rift VR (ages 13+), and some board games on the second floor. For Kids & Teens. Space: The blower pillar in the Makerspace.


6/17& 24 Mondays @4-5:30pm

Try out a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math challenge. Each week will have a new and exciting challenge.

Virtual Reality

6/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays @ 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor. Explore the virtual world with these different gaming VR platforms during Summer Reading:Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. All VR Platforms are for ages 13 and up including adults.

3D Printing Club

6/5, 12, 19, & 26 Wednesdays @ 4-5pm

Explore this emerging technology through hands-on experiences! Discover new skills through design-based problem solving, and connect with others in a collaborative and positive learning environment.
Age Group: Tweens, Teens

Makerspace Open Workshop

6/18 &25 Tuesdays and 6/19& 26 Wednesdays @ 3-6pm
For All Ages, kids, teen, adult. Free, drop-ins welcome, no prior experience needed. Try out the New Maker Menu!

59th Annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019


The 59th Annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills features a main stage with over 100 instrumental and singing contestants competing for cash and gift awards, many professional bands, a dance barn with square dancing, clogging and other dancing to live music, jam sessions (bring your instruments), a children's area, folk art and wares, great food, etc.

Advance tickets will be available beginning online. $18 for ages 18-64 and $15 for ages 10-17 and 65+. Kids under 10 get in free, accompanied by adult. Parking and shuttle bus are free! Bring a picnic, bring your instruments, bring your mother-in-law! Event is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.topangabanjofiddle.org