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23rd Annual Casa Pacifica 
Wine & Food Festival

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. Proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties whose mission is to provide hope and help to abused, neglected or at-risk children.

Gotta Love It!

Now in its 24th year, the Senior Concerns Love Run takes place Saturday, June 5, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 2815 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. The Love Run benefits the Meals on Wheels Program in Thousand Oaks, which serves seniors who cannot shop or cook for themselves. Last year, volunteer drivers delivered nearly 35,000 meals in the Conejo Valley. What’s more, Senior Concerns never turns anyone away due to an inability to pay. Some 1,500 runners and walkers of all ages participated in last year’s Love Run. This year’s event features a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile and Half Marathon.

Celebrate Summer with Free Concerts

The beautiful summer weather is the perfect backdrop for outdoor concerts, held throughout the summer in a variety of area locations. The free concerts cover just about every musical style and bring the community together in a relaxed and friendly environment, from local parks to outdoor marketplaces.

Sat., June 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Rod Stewart Tribute, Free Summer Concert Series in Camarillo, Constitution Park, Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo, through August 27. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Summer line-up: 6/18: Steve Tyrell (Great American Standards); 7/9: George Strait Tribute (The Troubadour Experience); 7/23: Under the Streetlamp (Classic hits from the American radio songbook); 8/6: Bee Gees Tribute (Bee Gees Gold); 8/20: Jimmy Buffett Tribute (Adventures in Parrotdise); 9/10: A Tribute to Elvis (Michael Raymond).

Wed., June 29, 6-8 p.m., Ticket to Ride (Beatles Tribute), Janss Marketplace Free Summer Concert Series, Moorpark Road & Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, through August 24. Bring your folding chairs and arrive early to enjoy dinner menus, special merchant samples and the chance to win prizes during the concerts. Summer line-up: 7/6: Fools Logic: Supertramp tribute; 7/13: Boogie Wonderland – 70’s disco; 7/20: Stone Soul – Motown; 7/27: Radio Rebels – 80’s Dance Party; 8/3: Ladies of Soul; 8/10: Jumpin Joz – Big Band/Swing; 8/17: Tina Michelle and Rhinestone Cowboys – Country music and free line dancing class! 8/24: Hollywood U2 – U2 tribute.

Sat., June 18, 7-9 p.m., 80z All Stars, City of Westlake Village Saturday in the Park, Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Rd, Westlake Village. Food is available for sale from local restaurant vendors each week at 6 p.m. Upcoming: 7/16: Abba Fab; 8/20: Platinum Groove.

Sat, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Doobie Brothers Tribute, Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District 2016 Music in the Park free concert series, Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley. Bring your picnic basket or purchase food at the events. Upcoming: 7/16: The Spazmatics; 8/20: Led Zepagain.

Learn about our Feathered Friends

The Camarillo Bird Museum is a nonprofit charitable corporation that hosts public tours of its natural history collection, specializing in eggs and nests of birds from around the world. A research and education institution dedicated to bird conservation, the Camarillo Bird Museum’s collections are the largest in the world, and its mission is to contribute to the conservation of the world’s wild bird species through the accessibility of the collections and their data to researchers, educators, students, and the public. Public tours take place the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30, and the last Friday of each month at 3. Reservations are required. Call 805.388.9944 for more information.