October 2017 Around Town

Opening Act

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s new show “Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens this month on Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 22. All ages are sure to enjoy this popular musical about the Biblical character of Joseph. The award-winning Dave Scott choreographed the show, playing in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. For tickets, visit CabrilloMusicTheatre.com.

Calling All Middle School Girls

Girls in middle school (typically age 10 to 14) will become scientists and engineers for a day at the Girls Make Tech with Heart – IEEE Fall STEM Event, Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This free event includes lunch and workshops that include experiments with imaging, virtual reality, sensors, bioengineering or robotics. Parents can attend a concurrent program with a mix of hands-on experiences that can be duplicated at home and discover the future that awaits their daughters in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The parents program will conclude with a visit to the classrooms to see what the kids have learned. Girls can participate without parents attending. All girls will be under the supervision of mentors. This event is organized by the IEEE Buenaventura Section and hosted by La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks. Register at IEEE-BV.org.

Mark Your Calendar!

The Center4SpecialNeeds 4th Annual Bridging the Gaps of Hope Gala Masquerade Party takes place next month, on Nov. 4, from 5-11 p.m. at the Camarillo Airport’s Commemorative Air Force Museum, 455 Aviation Drive in Camarillo. Festivities include a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert wars, DJ, silent auction and magical entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Center4SpecialNeeds programs and services. Call 805.379.1681 or visit Center4SpecialNeeds.org.

Get Your Pink On

Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Paint The Town Pink fundraiser, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at The Oaks Shopping Center. The Oaks and Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center hosts this event to raise funds for the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope free of charge to more than 3,000 people fighting cancer each year. Admission includes a complimentary signature cocktail, delicious appetizers and desserts, and a fabulous silent auction. 21+. CancerSupportVVSB.org

Stand Up & Make a Difference

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley and “Stand Up for Kids” at the Gala Dinner & Auction on Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Enjoy an entertaining night out with gourmet dining, entertainment and dancing, and a silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley, which serves over 4,000 children with quality before and after school programs. BGCConejo.org

Reserve Your Seat!

Reserve your seat early for Many Mansion’s Bowls of Hope Nov. 5 fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilbert Arena at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, in Thousand Oaks. This 16th annual event was designed to spread awareness of the need for affordable housing in our community as well as the importance of on-site services and programs provided by Many Mansions. The community’s need for affordable housing for special needs populations, including the disabled, homeless, seniors and veterans, continues to grow in Ventura County. Proceeds from the event directly impact those populations living at Many Mansions through residential service programs. All donations and event proceeds support Many Mansions’ continued work to provide affordable housing and life-enriching services to 500 families that call Many Mansions HOME. ManyMansions.org

Sounds of Conejo

The 9th Annual Sounds of Conejo Marching Band Celebration at the Thousand Oaks High School Football Stadium, Saturday, October 7, at 7 p.m. features a unique opportunity to see high school marching bands in our region. Hosted by the Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band, the evening concludes with a grand finale combining all eight high school bands playing together on one field. The field show exhibition features the performances of Buena, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Royal, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks High School Marching Bands. For tickets, visit TOHSBand.org.

Halloween Happenings

Oct. 7-31: The Reign of Terror Haunted House at Janss Marketplace starts off the scary season on Oct. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Janss Marketplace, 275 N Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. In its 18th season, the Reign of Terror Haunted House opens for 13 nights, featuring more than 100 rooms, making it one of the top-ranked immersive haunt attractions in the U.S. and the largest indoor haunted attraction in Southern California. For a preview of the haunted house, visit RoTHauntedHouse.com Tickets range from $15 to $25.

Oct. 21 and 28: Families with younger children can opt to attend the Reign of Terror Lights On tours, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. In addition to providing a good scare, ROT gives back to the community. Each year, through Janss Marketplace’s generosity in providing the rent-free 23,000 square feet of indoor space above Gold’s Gym, the haunted house donates proceeds from entrance fees to the Conejo Recreation and Parks District. The annual donations benefit the District’s Thousand Oaks Teen Center, Young Artists Ensemble programs and the Conejo Theatre for Everyone. Over the past eight years, ROT has generated over $200,000 in donations.

Oct. 28: Halloween Haunted Trail, Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treat Street, from 6 to 9 p.m. takes place at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. The annual Conejo Recreation and Park District event offers safe Halloween fun for young children, featuring a Haunted Trail, a short Halloween hike for kids of all ages. At the end of the trail, a hayride returns “hikers” to the “haunted” trailhead. A costume contest for all ages with great prizes and the Trick-or-Treat Street with local scout troops and community groups in their created Halloween-themed houses ready to hand out treats and a free live reptile show round out the event. Call 805.381.2793 or visit CRPD.org.

Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat Halloween Spectacular Event, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, in Calabasas is perfect for young children to wear Halloween costumes and join the safe trick-or-treating fun! Enjoy popcorn, games, candy, activities, prizes and more. Free. Call 818.880.2993 or visit AHCCC.org.

Oct. 31: Halloween in the Park, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center Park, 1605 E. Burnley Street, in Camarillo, presented by the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District includes a Trick or Treat Village, costume contest, games, crafts and a local wildlife presentation featuring furry friends (taxidermy) from 5-5:45 p.m. PVRPD.org

Oct 31: 12th Annual Oak Park Indoor Halloween Carnival, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road, in Oak Park features an evening of games, attractions, food and prizes. The carnival will be held indoors and everyone is encouraged to wear costumes. Attractions include a Trick or Treat Village, Enchanted Forest, face painting, game booths, food and prizes. Only $2. Call 818.865.9304 or visit RSRPD.org.