December 2016 Around Town

Come One, Come All

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 receive specially prepared materials for each concert and the opportunity to meet musicians backstage during intermission. A five-concert subscription is priced at $131 per adult (limit 2) and $55 per child. Individual tickets are $29 per adult and $14 per child.

CONNECT! Club members can attend all Masterpiece Series concerts, bring a friend free of charge, and attend assorted special events throughout the concert season. A 2016-17 CONNECT! Club Membership is $60 per student.

The resident company of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, New West Symphony is a professional orchestra comprised of Los Angeles-area musicians. With the mission of inspiring passion for symphonic music through live performances and education initiatives, the New West Symphony presents six Masterpiece Series concerts annually, performing major works from the symphonic repertoire with internationally-acclaimed artists as guest soloists. It also provides quality outreach and educational opportunities through its annual Symphonic Adventures concert programs for youth, its traveling Music Van and its New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura.

To purchase VIP Family Club tickets or CONNECT! Club Memberships, call 866.776.8400 or visit

Bridging the Gaps of Hope

The Center4 Special Needs held its 3rd Annual Bridging the Gaps of Hope Gala to raise funds and awareness for children with special needs. The parent-founded, nonprofit organization is comprised of a team of people all touched in some way by a child with special needs. Each person offers their own valuable insight, experience and abilities to the organization, ensuring a well-rounded perspective is maintained on all special needs matters.

With the goal of building a foundation and a multi-disciplinary center that bridges the gaps for children who have developmental disabilities and do not qualify for regional center services and are not covered by insurance, this center will enable parents to provide their children with the necessary treatments and interventions they require and deserve to reach their full potential.

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks. Call 805.379.1681 or visit for more information.

Veterinary Angels Medical Center Receives Award

Veterinary Angels Medical Center was recently awarded the 2016 Best of Agoura Hills Award in the Veterinarians category by the Agoura Hills Award Program. The program recognizes local companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category by enhancing the positive image of small business through customer and community service. These exceptional companies help make the Agoura Hills area a great place to live, work and play.

Cabrillo Music Theatre & Muvico Present The Grinch

Come welcome the holidays by joining Cabrillo Music Theatre and Muvico Theater Film Series for a free exclusive screening of Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at Muvico Theater-Oaks Mall, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Donations are welcomed and reservations are required for the screening, as part of Cabrillo’s Fundraising Campaign. Reserve tickets at

Ice Skating at the Lakes

Visit the Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks this holiday season and enjoy an idyllic ice skating experience at the outdoor ice rink for a night of family fun for young and old alike. Reserve a one-hour session at