October 2016 Around Town

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The Thrive Dance Center in Newbury Park is excited to announce the start of its 2016-17 new dance season. Classes for all ages are in session. Come exercise and have fun while learning ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary, lyrical and pointe dance, as well as musical theatre, tumbling and break dance. Call 805.375.9988 for more details or register online: ThriveDanceCenter.com.

Get in the Groove at Arthur Murray Dance Studios

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Dancers of all ages and abilities turn to Arthur Murray Dance Studios to develop their skills while having a blast. Arthur Murray’s expert dance instructors lead Michele Inouye’s WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT event at Jeannine’s Food Hall Photography Ben Malkin

Support & Rally

Support & Rally

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this issue, you can read about the personal journey of Robin Chesler, my beloved life partner, and others in confronting and beating this dreaded affliction. For this brief treatise, I would like to take you through a man’s experience and outlook when dealing with breast cancer.

Local Ladies Pay it Forward

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This year, thanks to the National Charity League, Inc., (NCL) Conejo Valley Chapter, you can get a jump on your holiday shopping while contributing to a good cause. The NCL Day of Giving holiday shopping event takes place Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Theatre Company (Re)Launches Season of High-Flying Shows

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Performances are held in the Kavli Theatre on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Join the cast and staff for a post-show discussion following the first Saturday matinee of each production.

Veterinary Angels Medical Center

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As animal lovers know, there is nothing quite like the human-animal bond. The unconditional love between people and pets enhances and affirms our lives, so keeping your precious pets healthy is a top priority.
Dogs, cats and exotics of all kinds, from tortoises to macaws, visit the team at Veterinary Angels Medical Center for top-notch care. Founder Darlene Hernandez Geekie, RVT, founded Veterinary Angels Medical Center, driven by her love of animals.

Cycling Tribute Fuels Community Spirit & Support

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For firefighter Jack Nosco, November 3 will forever burn in his memory. On that fateful day in 2004, his beloved younger brother Mike tragically died in a terrible car accident.
Jack was devastated. On each anniversary of Mike’s death, Jack would become despondent. He couldn’t shake the feeling of despair. Then, in 2008, he made a conscious effort to turn things around. He determined that November 3 should not be about his brother’s loss, but about honoring and celebrating Mike’s life. This was the genesis of the Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride, the number one charity ride in the tri-counties.

Find a Place to Thrive & Grow

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Dancers gain confidence and learn to be courageous. Through dance, students continuously learn new skills and techniques. Naturally, children who are in dance classes are more coordinated and less inhibited physically. Typically they become more comfortable speaking in public and addressing groups and tend to have more courage presenting new ideas. Dance is very expressive. If students are inspired and creativity is encouraged, they become more confident in themselves and their ideas.

Conejo Valley Community Steps Out to End Breast Cancer

Conejo Valley Community Steps Out to End Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for more than a century. Every day, 500 lives that would have otherwise been lost to cancer are saved. None of it would be possible without the generosity of donors like you. Your dollars contribute to our efforts to help people who are fighting breast cancer in every community, while working to free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer tomorrow. The progress we’re making because of the passion of Making Strides supporters is remarkable. And we’ve only just begun. So, how exactly do the breast cancer donations you bring in help save lives?

North Ranch Chef’s Love of Food Rooted in Childhood

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Food has always been a big part of Karl Holst’s life as a fifth-generation Ventura County resident whose family first moved to the area to farm in the 1800s. Karl fondly recalls family cooking nights during his childhood, when his mother assigned cooking duties to each member of the family.

Beating Breast Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis strikes fear in the hearts of so many every year. Statistics say 1 in 8 women may be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their life. The good news is early detection and advances in treatment have lowered breast cancer deaths, numbering about 1 in 37, and more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive today in the United States.

Some Initial Thoughts…

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The financial landscape is littered with acronyms. FYI, here are a few of the more important ones.

Celebrating Family at University Village

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Family and friends gathered at University Village to spend time enjoying one of the best things in life: family. Special events, speakers and performances are regularly scheduled at University Village Thousand Oaks.

Discover Your Inner Chef with Thermomix

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I am not a cook. Even can openers can be challenging. And boiling water? Forget it!
With all that, I still occasionally fantasize about preparing great meals to share with family and friends. Well, my dreams may have come true. A new product called Thermomix promises to make non-cooks like me into chefs and good cooks into culinary masters.

Priority Hearing Aid Group

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If you suffer from hearing loss, you’re in good company, as some 48 million Americans report a decline in hearing ability. As hearing can deteriorate gradually or suddenly, as a result of exposure to loud noise, many people are surprised to learn they have some measurable degree of hearing loss.

The Brighter Side of Health & Hope

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So many of us have been touched by cancer, either personally or through a loved one. If you’ve listened to my radio show, you know I focus on the brighter side of life, so let me explain the brighter side of cancer and positive thinking.

Sunland Vintage Winery Celebration

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Sunland Vintage Winery threw a Grand Opening Party to celebrate the expansion of their new tasting room. Their private tasting room makes the perfect setting for special events of all types.