September 2015 Around Town

Community Theatre Presents Damn Yankees

Get your tickets now for Cabrillo Music Theatre’s upcoming show, Damn Yankees, opening October 16. Dedicating its 22nd season to the community, Cabrillo Music Theatre promises a night of laughter and fun with the long-awaited return of Damn Yankees. Last performed by Cabrillo Music Theatre in 1996, Damn Yankees 2015 performance features music by Richard Adler and lyrics by Jerry Ross to tell the story of Joe Boyd, a middle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Based on the book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, Damn Yankees’ colorful characters, smashing dance numbers and songs, including “Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets),” “You Gotta Have Heart” and “Those Were the Good Old Days,” are sure to entertain young and old alike. For tickets and information, please call the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office at 805.449.2787.

Volunteers Needed for Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day is a quick, effective and rewarding opportunity to give something back to our community and the environment by spending just three hours of your morning picking up trash while enjoying a local park or beach. You can help keep our local beaches and waterways clean by participating in this year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. With the mission of engaging people to remove debris from our beaches and waterways, identify the sources of marine debris, and ultimately to change the behaviors that cause pollution, the Coastal Cleanup Day is an educational and helpful event. Last year’s 3,000-plus volunteers cleaned up 40 miles of beaches and inland waterways, removing some 10,000 pounds of trash! Join us at one of more than 20 local clean-up sites, from beaches to inland areas. Meet at the California Street Plaza near the Crowne Plaza hotel in Ventura, or near the basketball courts at Borchard Park (Reino Road and Borchard) in Newbury Park. Find more locations here:

Like a Good Neighbor

September 28 marks a special day for neighbors across the United States: National Good Neighbor Day. Created to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of good neighbors, National Good Neighbor Day is the perfect time to do something nice for your neighbor. Being a good neighbor involves lending a helping hand, looking out for each other, sharing friendships and perhaps lending a needed item now and then. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter memorialized National Good Neighbor Day—first created by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana, in the 1970s—with Proclamation 4601: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love, and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation, and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” How will you celebrate your neighbors? Let us know by sending an email to us at

Paint & Sip on Saturday Evening

Join Sunland Vintage Winery and Red Brick Gallery on Saturday, September 26 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for a fun evening pairing great wine with fun painting. Learn the techniques to paint your own Acrylic painting of colorful sun-kissed fall trees with a soft sway while sipping wine. Choose your own colors and add your own flair to your painting to create your own unique work of art. No previous experience necessary. Just $39 includes a glass of wine, painting supplies and instruction. Sign up at

Recycling E-Waste Round-Up

Calling all electronic waste items, including old televisions, cell phones, personal computers, cables, wires, DC players, power tools, copiers, microwave ovens, light bulbs, inkjet cartridges, and appliances. The City of Calabasas offers a free e-waste collection on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Albertson’s parking lot, located at 26521 Agoura Road.

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