September 2017 Around Town 1

Ultimate Dining Benefits Seniors

Make your reservation today for the sure-to-sell-out 31st Annual Senior Concerns Ultimate Dining event. Guests will enjoy chef specialties, wine and beer from area favorite restaurants, wineries and breweries. Event proceeds benefit Senior Concerns’ programs, including the Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Center and Senior Advocacy Services.

Live and silent auctions combined with the best in local food and wine make this an event not to be missed. Ultimate Dining takes place Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. Purchase tickets at 805.497.0189 or

Celebrate Community at Hope & Harvest

Join host Andrew Firestone at Hope & Harvest on Sept. 16 to celebrate community with a memorable evening under the stars at Sherwood Country Club. Guests will enjoy delicious, locally farmed cuisine provided by Chef Isaiah and LA Roots Catering, fine wine, entertainment, an inspiring program and fabulous auctions, as well as an after party to extend the evening fun. Presented by Sage Publishing, the event benefits Interface Children & Family Services, a nonprofit organization that provides safe shelter and 24-hour intervention to children, youth, parents and families in need. Purchase tickets at

Save the Date!

This year’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk takes place next month, on Oct. 7 to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise funds for research and cures for breast cancer. Conejo Valley Lifestyle publisher Robin Chesler heads up a team of walkers again this year. For more information, contact Robin.

Holiday Shop Op

The “largest indoor showcase on the West Coast” with 24,000+ original works from nationwide exhibitors comes to the Ventura County Fairgrounds next month, Oct. 6-8. The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show features artisan treasures of stunning jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, oils, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments, and much more. Each season the artists explore a variety of styles with their creations, pushing the boundaries to spark excitement and new trends. The opportunity to personalize items and visit with each artist brings added meaning to each purchase. The festival’s stage entertainment, strolling performers, Kidzone, demonstrations, contests and more ensure something for everyone.

“We work year-round to create the quintessential shopping encounter that engages our patrons on every level,” says the Harvest Festival’s Nancy Glenn. “It’s a feast for all the senses, whether you’re a DYI devotee, an art collector, or on a quest for that special handmade gift you won’t find anywhere else.”

Beyond the hundreds of artists and entertainment, each showcase collaborates with local nonprofits to fundraise in support of community programs. General admission: $9.

Healthy Fun at 
the Four Seasons

Enjoy a fresh garden-to-table picnic and summertime lawn games at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The California Health & Longevity Institute’s Wellness Kitchen has partnered with The Tasting Room for an al fresco evening of dinner and games. Reservations required. $60. Call 818.575.1114.

“Let’s Party for a Cure!”

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Let’s Party for a Cure event takes place Sunday, Sept. 10 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, offering a fun and festive evening of wine tastings by local wineries, fudge and olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings, a delicious three-course plated dinner, live music, Deluxe Auction and more. Event proceeds will help fund critical Crohn’s-related research leading to cures and better treatments, as well as education and support programs, for the 90,000-plus people living with IBD in greater Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and beyond. For more information, call 310.478.4500.

Eyes on Brows

Brow Radiance by Lauren offered a free community event featuring their various treatment and services. During client consultations, Brow Radiance’s friendly and knowledgeable staff discuss brow shape, problem areas and desired effect to achieve each client’s preferred brow shape and design. Make an appointment today to be inspired and see examples of the best brow shapes for your face and eyes. Brow Radiance is located at 268 E. Lombard Street in Thousand Oaks. Call 818.399.1456 or visit

Lemon Goodness

The 26th Annual California Lemon Festival takes place Sept. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Girsh Park in Goleta. Enjoy sumptuous lemon food, fantastic family atmosphere and a cornucopia of entertainment and activities. The 11th Annual Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show also takes place at the Lemon Festival on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As always, the Lemon Festival includes the most extensive “Safety Street” in the county, pie-eating contests, arts and crafts vendors, and more food than you can shake a lemon-scented stick at. A petting zoo and amusement park rides add to the many things that make the California Lemon Festival fun for the whole family. Free parking and admission.

Westlake YMCA 
Honors Members

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA Joel and Frances McCrea Memorial Award Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. features gourmet cuisine, a live band and silent auction. The event honors Doug and Penny Yarrow with the Joel and Frances McCrea Memorial Award for their leadership and commitment to bringing a new YMCA to Westlake Village. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Southeast Ventura County YMCA programs through its four branches that service the Conejo, Simi and Santa Rosa valleys and Moorpark. $250. Call 805.497.3081.

Golfing for K9s

The 13th Annual Ventura County Sheriff K9 Golf Tournament takes place Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. at Moorpark Country Club. The money raised goes toward the purchase of new K9s, K9 training and K9 equipment for the Ventura County Sheriff K9 Unit, funded solely through generous donations and fundraisers. $175 per golfer or $150 per golfer if purchased as a foursome.