April 2017 Around Town

Check Out Seeds @ Camarillo Library

Camarillo Library’s Seed Lending Library offers a variety of vegetable seeds that patrons can check out and plant in their own gardens. Once your plants are grown, save the seeds and return them to the Seed Lending Library. Their free app offers information on planting, growing and saving seeds, plus a paperless check-out system for the in-house seed library. Search Seed Lending @ Camarillo Library App or call 805.383.5583 for more information.

Cruising for Senior Concerns

Support Senior Concerns at the Party Boat Bash fundraiser, April 22 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. Guests will enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a beautiful, relaxing sunset cruise around Westlake Lake before docking at the Yacht Club for an evening of merrymaking, dinner and dancing to the music of “Around the Sound,” and a no-host bar. Proceeds will benefit Senior Concerns’ Adult Day Program for seniors with cognitive or physical impairments, Meals On Wheels in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, Caregiver Support Center which provides invaluable services, information and emotional support for family caregivers and other programs. Limited seating; $125 person. Call 805.497.0189 for tickets.

Rotary Street Festival

The 23rd Annual Westlake Village Rotary Street Festival on April 23 includes a variety of vendors, a car show, local craft beer and wine, food trucks, live entertainment, a kids’ zone and a new pet zone. Proceeds benefit multiple local, national and international initiatives through the Westlake Village Rotary Club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. RotaryWLV.org

Thousand Oaks Chili Cook-Off & Classic Car Show

Taste the best chili made by local chefs at the 41st Annual Thousand Oaks Chili Cook-Off & Classic Car Show, April 30 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. The fun and festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with chili tasting from noon to 3. The Rotary Clubs of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley present this fun-filled event, featuring a Kids Zone, classic cars and three stages of music, including Eagles tribute band Desperado. General admission is $12, kids 10 and under are free. Park for $5 at the event site or for free at the Conejo Creek Equestrian Center on Ave. de Las Flores. Chili-Cook-Off.com

6th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest

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 displaying their wares while headliner Danny Janklow and jazz bands including the Adam Clark Quartet, Lao Tizer, D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers, The Barrelhouse Wailers and Bruce Forman’s “Cow Bop” entertain. Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. $100 general admission/$150 VIP admission (one-hour early entry for tasting, valet parking, preferred seating). Call 805.380.6010 or visit CaliforniaJazzWine.com for more details and ticket purchase.

Spring Home Remodeling Show

Talk to home remodeling experts for ideas and advice at the 43rd Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show April 22 and 23 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). More than 170 vendors present information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet food trucks will be at the show Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home Show hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get your free pass at ConejoValleyHomeShow.com. $4 at the door. Call 805.529.0760 for more information.


The all-volunteer Hope4Kids Festival and Run on Saturday, April 29 at the Camarillo Community Center Park (1605 E. Burnley Street) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. features a 5K & 10K Run and a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, food trucks, silent auction, 40+ vendor booths, community performances and a free Kidzone (bounce houses, reptile family, rock wall, video gaming truck and more). Created to draw attention to the shortage of foster and adoptive families throughout the county, the HOPE4Kids Festival and Run features a Foster & Adoption Fair with profiles of children currently in need of homes. There are approximately 1,200 children in the foster care system and only 500 foster homes. Visit RaisingHope.org/Hope4Kids/run-details for more.