August 2017 Around Town

Congratulations to the Conejo Schools Foundation for its recognition as a “Nonprofit of the Year” by the California Association of Nonprofits. The Conejo Valley-based nonprofit organization was created in 2004 to assist with challenges associated with the education budget.

July 2017 Around Town

July 4th offers an abundance of area activities to choose from, with full days of events scheduled in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and surrounding areas.

June 2017 Around Town

Come support the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families at the 24th Annual Casa Pacifica Wine & Food Festival in Camarillo. Taking place Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., at CSU Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, in Camarillo, the event includes samplings from restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, coffee and tea vendors, among others from…

May 2017 Around Town

Local award-winning screenwriter/producer, author, food and lifestyle journalist, and TV host (“Simply Delicious Living,” PBS-TV) Maryann Ridini Spencer announces the hardcover release of Lady in the Window, her new novel about hope, healing and the mother-daughter bond.

April 2017 Around Town

Enjoy an eclectic mix of hot jazz and cool swing performed on two stages and unlimited sampling of wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet food at the 6th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest, Sunday, April 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village (2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village). Artisans will also be…

March 2017 Around Town

More than 150 kids from Oxnard, Fillmore and Santa Paula, along with fundraising volunteers, are in for a day of bowling fun and science education, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. The Bowl For Kids' Sake event transports program youth, aka “Littles” to Harley’s Camarillo Bowl for breakfast, a youth motivational speaker presentation and bowling, complete with…

February 2017 Around Town

California Lutheran University President Dr. Chris Kimball delivers a keynote at the State of the University address, Feb. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at California Lutheran University. The public is invited to attend the talk, addressing the private liberal arts school’s priorities, plans and progress. Some 4,000 students representing 61 countries attend the university, which employs more than…

January 2017 Around Town

My Health Studio in Westlake Village proudly hosted the U.S. Marines and their Christmas season Toys for Tots drive, collecting toys for area children in need. In line with its commitment to the community, My Health Studio takes an active part in area charities and enjoys helping good causes, such as empowering individuals to shape up for good. Taking a…

December 2016 Around Town

The New West Symphony announced two subsidized programs offering discounted tickets for students and families throughout the greater Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa Monica communities. The VIP Family Club provides subsidized tickets for families with children ages 7-13 to attend the 2016-2017 Masterpiece Concert Series and the CONNECT! Club offers subsidized tickets for high school and college students. VIP members…

November 2016 Around Town

The Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast’s 2nd Annual Fork It Over fundraiser at the Palm Garden Hotel featured culinary creations created with girl scout cookies. Local competitors included noted chefs from popular local restaurants, caterers and food trucks, who offered samples of their Girl Scout cookie-inspired appetizers and desserts. Conejo Valley Girl Scout moms Merley Greenidge and Alison Boring…

October 2016 Around Town

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:…

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Senior Concerns’ 31st Annual Ultimate Dining Experience Gala, “Hot Miami Nights” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza showcases some of the region’s best wineries and culinary creations of fine dining restaurants and caterers from the Conejo Valley. Guests enjoy chef’s samplings and wine tasting in the Hyatt garden, along with a silent auction before moving into the…

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Join Celebrate Sweetly at its second annual “The Only Holiday in August” event. This engaging evening features a preview of Celebrate Sweetly’s Holiday 2016 selection, samplings of gourmet local and artisanal finds, entertainment and more. Twelve gift baskets will also be raffled, and 100% of the raffle proceeds will benefit the Conejo Compassion Coalition. RSVP by August 15 for the…

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The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, the City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, is preceded by a full day of fun family activities, culminating with an impressive fireworks display on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks.

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Join the Casa Pacifica Angels on Sun., June 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo. Admission to the event includes samplings from restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, coffee and tea vendors, among others from Northern California to the Conejo Valley, as well as continuous entertainment throughout the day and a large silent auction.…

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Belmont Village is a recognized leader in senior living. Guided by university experts, the community features a signature blend of hospitality and amenities combined with premier programs for health and wellness that appeal to couples as well as single adults. Call Angel or Shari at 805.496.9301.

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Since its inception on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has become an annual day of education and celebration about the natural world and sustainable living. Celebrate Earth Day this April with local festivities throughout the Conejo Valley.

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Make your reservations now for the Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club Annual Charity Luncheon Friday April 22 at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course Sunset Room in Thousand Oaks. Proceeds benefit Ride On, an organization that teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities in our community. More than 5,000 riders are provided lessons each year…

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National Macadamia Nut Month is the perfect time to indulge in the health benefits of macadamia nuts. Sweet and full of essential minerals, vitamins and heart-friendly mono-unsaturated fatty acids, macadamia nuts are a rich source of energy in addition to providing numerous health benefits:

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An up-close look at the beautiful floats of the 127th Rose Parade is offered on Friday, January 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. final entry) and on Saturday and Sunday, January 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Senior citizens and disabled visitors are welcome to an early viewing on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m.…

December 2015 Around Town

The Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks is open through January 19. This idyllic outdoor rink provides the perfect place to ice skate for young and old alike. Take a stroll around The Lakes and its various shops while you're there. With plenty of places to eat nearby, The Lakes is a perfect place to enjoy a…

November 2015 Around Town

Pacific Festival Ballet presents their 22nd Annual Nutcracker at the beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. This holiday favorite features New York City Ballet dance artists, Tiler Peck & Gonzalo Garcia. Complete with opulent sets and costumes, dazzling choreography and a mega cast, including international guest artists Kalinin Russian Dance Troupe, this season promises visions of sugar plums and a…

October 2015 Around Town

Join the crowd of local food and wine enthusiasts at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Taste of Conejo on October 1. Guests will enjoy sampling delicious food, wine and beer from more than 50 premiere food and beverage establishments at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake. Enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction, with over 100…

September 2015 Around Town

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…

August 2015 Around Town

If you’ve never tasted (or heard of) mead, the first Saturday in August—named Mead Day by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002—is the perfect time to try this ancient beverage. Sometimes called “honey-wine,” mead may be the oldest known fermented drink and is made by combining honey, water and yeast. Ranging from the sweet to the dry, mead is…