The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley's 15th Annual Stand Up for Kids gala dinner and auction raised vital funds to support its educational programs and outdoor activities for the 4,200+ children it serves in Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County's 30th Anniversary Gala at Las Posas Country Club featured a tribute to Lynne West, whose personal and professional legacy changed many lives in Ventura County. The event raised almost $150,000, including a generous $100,000 gift from the Moore Family Trust.
Senior Concerns' annual Ultimate Dining fundraiser at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza featured delicious food and wine, talented entertainers, decadent raffle items and a night of fun for all attendees. Event proceeds benefit Senior Concerns' programs, including Meals On Wheels and adult daycare.
Turning a vision into reality requires many hands. My Health Studio celebrated 10 years of successful community building, inspiring others to get healthy and live life to the fullest. Owners Esta and Scott McIntyre and staff thank everyone whose help and faith continue to drive its growth and success.
North Ranch Country Club had the incredible opportunity to host 10 kids from the SCGA Junior program and enjoy an afternoon of golf with our members. Each child was partnered up with a member and played nine holes on the Oaks course, which was followed by pizza and networking.
The Fender Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports U.S. music education and therapy programs through grants of musical instruments and equipment. The "Give Music Life" Concert Fundraiser was held at Five Threads Brewing Company with food offered by Farm & Flame. A fun time was had by all.
Some 2,000 participants turned out for the 24th annual Ladin Subaru Love Run in Westlake Village to walk or run a 5K, 10K or one-mile course. The Love Run featured people of all ages coming together in support of the Senior Concerns Meals on Wheels program.
Burger Fi at the Malibu Country Mart serves up gourmet all natural Angus burgers, great sides and a Pali Wine tasting. The setting with an outdoor patio view of the mountains could not have been more perfect.
People came from throughout the community to learn more about how to live and eat healthy at the Thinessence Health Empowerment Fair. Dr. Derek St. Thomas also demonstrated causes of pain and offered free evaluations on ways to quell pain.
Local Rotary Clubs host numerous events to benefit local and international causes. The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club recently served up chili at the annual Chili Cook Off. Westlake Village Rotary Club's annual Street Fair was also a big success.
Guests enjoyed a comedy show, silent auction, appetizers and more at the Assisted Home Health & Hospice Foundation's fundraiser to benefit the Hands to Cuddle, Paws to Love program. The program's mission is keeping pets and their owners together.
Guests enjoyed perfectly matched New Zealand wine and cuisine at Aroha Restaurant in Westlake Village. Chef Gwithyen Thomas served up Old Coach Road Chardonnay, Maimai Syrah, Forest Pinot Noir and Sweet Agnes Reisling paired with flown-in fresh house specialties like Cerena New Zealand Venison Rack with honey, blackberries and parsnips.
The ultimate in good cheer and networking with Synergy, a Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking group. The well-attended event provides opportunities to meet other business leaders in a casual, relaxed setting.
The revolutionary wellness center Thinessence incorporates hypnotherapy, nutritional guidance, one-on-one coaching and state-of-the-art equipment to encourage, educate, and empower clients with the resources to achieve a peak level of mental, physical and emotional wellness.
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.
Sweethearts celebrated Valentine's Day at Sunland Vintage Winery's big and beautiful recently remodeled and expanded tasting room. Great wine, delicious food and upbeat music made for a fun time for all.
The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. recognized 18 debutantes for their philanthropic endeavors and community service. The girls collectively contributed 8,000+ service hours to 23 local philanthropies. The nonprofit organization of mothers and daughters in Grades 7-12 fosters community responsibility through philanthropy, leadership activities and cultural events.
Montecito Bank & Trust hosted its 14th annual Community Dividends Awards at Four Seasons The Biltmore in Santa Barbara to honor 203 local Santa Barbara and Ventura County nonprofits. Awards totaling $1 million were presented by Chairman Michael Towbes and President and CEO Janet A. Garufis.
Good times and Christmas cheer at The Sofa Guy, My Health Studio, Veterinary Angels, Pure Barre, Rosemary Allison's and Sunland Vintage Winery. The perfect time of year to share and have fun with friends.
Over 120 guests celebrated at Sunland Vintage Winery, enjoying fine wines and appetizers from Deliteful, Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant, Celebrate Sweetly and Buca di Beppo. Sponsors Silver Star Mercedes-Benz, Montecito Bank & Trust and Rosemary Allison helped raise $1,500+ for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County and Conejo Compassion Coalition.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Growers Alliance held their annual event at the beautiful Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. Attendees met many of the winery owners and sampled Malibu AVA wines from 25 wineries. Enjoy our community's "backyard wine country" in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s 8th Annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly Champagne Luncheon featured the nonprofit's Wise, Wonderful Woman of 2016, Cristina Ferrare, and raised funds to help area youth in need of support and mentoring. Learn how to get involved at BBSVC.org.
Great fun enjoying the sights, sounds and rhythm of Miami during Senior Concerns' Ultimate Dining 2016 Hot Miami Nights, while experiencing the best in food and wine as showcased by excellent local restaurants and wineries.
The 3rd annual Big Jamboree for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks featured award-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Ry Bradley (LA Music Awards’ Country Artist of the Year).
The Bay Club Thousand Oaks' 2nd Annual Workout for Paws event got everyone's tails wagging, especially those of the two dogs who were adopted! The event featured fitness classes, pet adoptions and local vendors, including The Barkley Pet Hotel, Protein for Pets, Assisted Home Health and the Pure Energy Café.
Pure Barre Westlake Village joins the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, known for transforming women's bodies in record-breaking time. Pure Barre's total body workout utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements that burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.
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
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.
Deliteful Low-Carb Restaurant and Bar celebrated its opening at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. Deliteful specializes in healthy food "made with love." Photography Ben Malkin
Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of "The Little Mermaid" delighted audiences of all ages with its colorful cast and full professional orchestra. Through its Beyond the Footlights program, CMT treated Ventura County Boys & Girls Club members to an extraordinary musical theater experience. Photography Ben Malkin
The Ladin Subaru Love Run's 1,900 participants recently raised more than $80,000 for Senior Concerns' Meals On Wheels Program. All proceeds from the Love Run directly support the Meals On Wheels Program, which delivers two nutritious meals to home-bound seniors in need in our community.
A great 94 Point Pinot Noir and Chocolate Pairing from Sant Wines at the Camarillo Crush provided a memorable evening for all. Special chocolate truffles infused with Sant Wines were a taste sensation. Photography Ben Malkin
Back by popular demand, the Yale Whiffenpoofs brought down the house at University Village. Dressed in full evening dress and white gloves, 11 senior men from Yale performed songs ranging from Cole Porter (a member of the 1913 Whiffenpoofs) and traditional Irish tunes to Manhattan Transfer and Simon & Garfunkel. Photography Ben Malkin
Meadowlark Service League held its 18th Women’s Charity Luncheon and Tennis Tournament at Las Posas Country Club. With boutique shopping, drawings, auctions, guest speakers and more, the event raised funds for local charities. Photography Forrest Frields
The Westlake Village Junior Women's Club held a fabulous Wig & Stache themed fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel. Proceeds benefited local charities, including Many Mansions, the Conejo Free Clinic and the YMCA. Photography Brenda Russert
National Charity League Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter's 45th annual Modelette Fashion Show featured 10th and 12th grade girls (Ticktockers) in a public speaking and modeling presentation. The nonprofit NCL's educational and philanthropic experience teaches poise, self-confidence and social skills while benefiting Many Mansions affordable housing communities. Photography Hector Perez and Julie Wang
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.
Love On A Leash Therapy Dogs visit hospitals, convalescent homes, schools and more. Camarillo Library's “PAWS For Reading” program teaches children to love books and reading, attracting some eight dogs and 20 readers per session.
With the goal of completing families, Cabrillo Music Theatre invites local rescue organizations to offer adoptions at selected shows at the Civic Arts Plaza. Look for pet adoption opportunities during The Little Mermaid July 15-24.
The National Charity League, Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter honored 13 debutantes at its 34th Annual Debutante Ball. The 2015 class collectively volunteered 4,300+ community service hours in addition to raising money for local charities.