Glitz in the Bag

This year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s 10th Annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon at the Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo takes place on Monday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun fundraising event features live and silent auctions, including new and vintage designer handbags and glittering jewelry. This sparkling event will also recognize BBSVC’s Wise, Wonderful Woman of 2018, Actress, Musician, Author, Producer and Model Cybill Shepherd, as well as a Big & Little match of the year! Come enjoy an incredible day, purchase some stylish accessories or play some event games, like the Treasure Purse draw! Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs. For more than 45 years, BBBS has facilitated 1,500+ one-to-one mentoring relationships annually. The nonprofit organization depends on private donors for 75% of its funding. RSVP:

Bowlful of Hope

Many Mansion’s only fundraising event this year, Bowls of Hope takes place Sunday, November 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at California Lutheran University, 60 W Olsen Road, in Thousand Oaks. Designed to spread awareness of the need for affordable housing in Ventura County and the importance of on-site services and programs provided by Many Mansions, the Bowls of Hope event benefits the nonprofit’s many Children and Adult Service Programs.

In preparation for the event, community members created 500 ceramic bowls that guests will be allowed to keep after enjoying delicious soups and breads donated by local restaurants and served by dignitaries and civic leaders. Soup, salad and ice cream for dessert, plus some wonderful silent auction items and live entertainment by local area youth will be served up with a smile.

Catch It If You Can!

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club 38th Annual Gingerbread Boutique takes place Thursday, November 8, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Friday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village. The event starts Thursday evening with dinner, dessert, wine and a raffle ticket, followed by the boutique all day Friday. The best part—20% of all sales go directly to help five local charities: Cancer Fit, Community Cancer Support, Many Mansions, Temple Adat Elohim and Conejo Free Clinic Mammogram Fund. $20.


Wine Country Comes to the Conejo

Venture into wine country right here in the Conejo Valley at the Third Annual Conejo Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, Friday, November 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Los Robles Gardens, 299 S. Moorpark Road. Presented by Conejo Valley Kiwanis, this 21-and-over fundraiser promises an evening of fun, premium wine tastings, foods, a raffle, silent auction and live music. Sip some of southern California’s finest wines and learn about new and exciting varietals from the experts in a relaxed garden setting. Pair tastings with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sweets and stroll through the silent auction and raffle area for handmade arts, photography, jewelry, extended trips (including an Africa safari!), destination weekends, apparel and spa services. Conejo Valley Kiwanis proudly supports several community organizations, including Builders Clubs at Sequoia Middle School and Sycamore Canyon School, Key Clubs at Newbury Park and Agoura High Schools and Lutheran Social Services.

Community Cycle

The 10th Annual 80 Mile Mike Nosco Memorial Bike Ride, Saturday, November 3, starts at 8 a.m. at Borchard Park, 250 N. Reino Road, in Newbury Park. This annual event is organized by Jack Nosco in honor of his brother, Mike Nosco, who was killed in a tragic car accident in 2004. Mike served his country in the Navy for 20 years and was part of a very special elite unit, HCS-5 (helicopter combat support). In 2004, Mike was scheduled to be deployed to serve his third term in Iraq. Mike started serving the community at a young age, starting as a Boy Scout reaching the rank of Eagle Scout for Troop 730 in Newbury Park. The annual ride has become a popular community event, attracting avid cyclists and raising funds that provide financial relief to families and individuals in need in the local community.

Save the Date!

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara’s 25th Anniversary Holiday Homes Tour and Holiday Boutique takes place next month, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. The self-guided tour of Conejo Valley homes is the organization’s signature fundraiser, with proceeds funding cancer support programs for local families. The holiday boutique features apparel and accessories, handcrafted jewelry, gourmet culinary creations and more.

Proceeds from the home tour and boutique helps fund CSCVVSB programs that serve more than 3,000 adults, children and teens affected by cancer each year. The independently governed and funded nonprofit relies on charitable donations in order to offer programs free of charge, so that no one faces cancer alone.

The Home Tour and Boutique take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A map will be sent to ticket holders, and the Holiday Boutique will be at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, in Westlake Village. For tickets and more information, call 805.379.4777 or visit