2007-05-03 / Calendar

THURS., MAY 3

CVD Carnival Rides, entertainment, food and more at Conejo Valley Days. Event continues through Sun., May 6 at Conejo Creek Park South, east on Janss Road at 23 Freeway. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. today; 5 to midnight Friday; noon to midnight Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Wristband wearers get unlimited rides ($25 weekdays, $35 on Saturday and $30 on Sunday.)

Scholarships Given Camarillo Women's Club meets 11 a.m., Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Annual scholarships awarded to two Frontier High School students, officer elections. Speaker: Camarillo Women's Club 2006 HOBY recipient. RSVP (805) 488-3478.

Music Fest Ventura Music Festival opens, through May 13, various venues in Ventura. Renowned singers, instrumental groups, violinists, pianists, classical and jazz music. $32 and up per event. (805) 648-3146, www.venturamusicfestival.org.

FRI., MAY 4

Folk Dancing West Valley Folk Dancers teach international folk dances, 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. American couple dance "Billy Bayou," Bulgarian line dance, "Dobrudjanska Pandela." Wear soft shoes. $3. (818) 5919078, hobnoblax@aol.com.

Have Coffee Conejo Valley Newcomers Club hosts monthly open coffee, 10 to 11 a.m., Corner Bakery restaurant, 111 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. Open to new, longterm residents. (805) 677-2628.

Orchids For Sale Conejo Orchid Society hosts annual show and sale, "Orchid Dreams," Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Variety of orchids, potting bark, fertilizer for sale. Lectures on orchid care 2 p.m. today, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Janna, (805) 278-2205; Marian, (818) 889-1895.

SAT., MAY 5

CVD Parade 51st annual event begins 9 a.m. on Duesenberg Drive proceeding west to The Lakes shopping center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Bands, vehicles, equestrians and more. Entertainment follows at The Lakes. Bring lawn chairs, hosted by Aviara Real Estate and Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club.

Native Plants Event Santa Monica Mountains Fund hosts third annual Native Plant Fair & Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa main parking lot. Park entrance at Lynn, Via Goleta roads, Thousand Oaks. Garden tours, landscaping workshops, plants for purchase. (805) 3702301.

Spring Boutique Pleasant Valley Cooperative Preschool hosts second annual Spring Boutique, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on campus, 440 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. Candles, children's books, scrapbooking materials, handmade purses, fine fashion jewelry, knitted scarves and hats, information groups. Free, open to public. Eileen Rubio (805) 987-2523.

Beautification Day Oak Park fourth annual Beautification Day, 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m., Oak Park High School. Recycle ewaste, batteries at event. (805) 3732564, Linda.Parks@ventura.org.

Buy A Book Friends of the Library hosts outdoor book sale, noon to 5 p.m. Sat., Moorpark City Library, 699 Moorpark Ave. Low prices; "buck a bag" sale starts 4 p.m. Marilyn Ludwig (805) 501-9810.

Arts & Crafts Fair Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District presents 32nd annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Handmade arts and crafts for sale, food, music. (805) 584-4400.

Vintage Goods Stagecoach Inn Museum hosts annual Antiques Faire, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Antiques, collectibles, silver, china, jewelry, toys, kitchen-ware, furniture, vintage clothing, timepieces for sale. Antiques expert Rita Faulders lectures on Victorian jewelry. Admission $7 public, $5 Conejo Valley Historical Society members. Evaluations of household treasures $5 per item. Lou, (805) 497-3364; museum, (805) 498-9441.

Great Gourds Channel Islands Gourd Society hosts annual Gourd Art Festival, 10 am. to 4 p.m., Santa Rosa Valley Clubhouse, 11701 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Gourd display, oldtime fiddlers, children's workshop, raffles, live gourd demos. Free. Charlene, (805) 649-9868.

Season To Remember Oaks Christian School hosts seventh annual black-tie gala dinner auction fundraiser, "A Season to Remember," 5:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village. Gordon Goodwin and Big Phat Band perform. $175 individual, table options available. (818) 575-9268, www.oakschristian.org.

SUN., MAY 6

Horsemanship Corral 37 hosts Gymkhana Match events, 10 a.m., Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Aveneda de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. About 50 riders compete. Free to public. Barbara Kloster (805) 494-8755.

Celebrate The Arts Moorpark Arts Festival, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moorpark Avenue and High Street. Civic Center: demonstrations, children's art activities, fine arts and photography display, live music. Moorpark City Library: readings, art contest winners. High Street Arts Center: local bands, dance troupes, singers, musicians. Activities, displays, music at High Street businesses. Exhibit at High Studio Fine Art Gallery. (805) 517-6260.

Visit Fine Gardens Camarillo Hospice hosts 11th annual Spring Garden Tour, noon to 5 p.m. Visit five private home gardens in Camarillo. Live music, free refreshments, boutique, opportunity drawings. $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. All proceeds fund hospice services. Tickets (805) 3896870, info@camarillohospice.org.

Encounter Reptiles Malibu Creek State Park Docents sponsor a Reptile Encounter, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., upper parking lot, Malibu State Creek Park. Live snakes, arts and crafts, more. Free shuttle link will be running in and around park.

Choir Concert CSU Channel Islands Choir presents spring concert, 4 p.m., St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Music by Vaughn Williams and Emma Lou Diemer, English madrigals, Taiwanese folk songs, spirituals. KuanFen Liu, (805) 643-8430.

MON., MAY 7

Shadow Shots Digital Photo Group meets 6:30 p.m., Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Review phoots from recent field trips. Brings photos on "shadows" for critique. (805) 498-4669.

SAT., MAY 5

Fine Arts Festival 10th annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, parking lot behind Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento. Art in various media, photography, jewelry. Admission free, onsite park

ng $5. Laura Sack, (818) 878-4225, ext. 270.

Woodpecker News Conejo Valley Audubon Society meets 7:30 p.m., Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. Guest speaker: David Perekstra, assistant field supervisor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Topic: "Continued Search for the Ivorybilled Woodpecker." History of bird's decline and rediscovery. (805) 987-2721, www.ConejoValleyAudubon.org.

TUES., MAY 8

Columnist Speaks Ventura County Writers Club meets 7 p.m., Borders Books, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Guest speaker: Colleen Cason, V.C. Star columnist. Public welcome. Jody Avery-Smith (805) 375-3188.

Mothers And Daughters Westlake Women's Club meets 10 a.m., Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Speaker: Jacqueline Berger, the "First Lady Lady." Topic: "Mothers and Daughters." $23 includes lunch. RSVP Judy Futterman (818) 865-1399.

WED., MAY 9

Banker At Breakfast Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, 8 a.m.,Terri's Cafe, 30135 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Guest speaker: Larry Lindsay ,vice president Community West Bank,Westlake Village. $10. (818) 889-3150.

Discuss Issues Democratic Club of Conejo Valley meets 6:30 p.m., Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Small group discussions on national, local issues. Free. Jay Kabitz (818) 889-1039.

RSVP For Fornightlys Reservations due today by noon for Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club luncheon meeting Friday, May 11, 10 a.m., Holy Cross Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Topic: The threat of osteoporosis. $10. RSVP Tami Gresiak (805) 529-5439.

THURS., MAY 10

Showcase Of Stars Chaparral Middle School hosts Showcase of the Stars, 280 Poindexter Ave., Moorpark. Teacher open house, art, music, poetry, theme-basket raffles, live auction, food. Free entry. (805) 378-6302.

Speaker For Gem Club Conejo Gem & Mineral Club meets 7:30 p.m., HIllcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Topic: Scott Simons of Moorpark College talks on geological hazards. Youth program during business meeting. Free, public welcome. Becky Williamson, (805) 532-1916.

FRI., MAY 11

Bravo For Women Ventura County chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners hosts ninth annual Bravo Awards Luncheon, "Celebrating the Power of Women," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Local women honored for community service. $80. Tickets www.nawbovc.org.

We've Got Rhythm Simi Valley Council on Aging hosts bimonthly dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Moore Music plays. Doors open, dance instruction 7 p.m. $6, proceeds to senior programs. (805) 583-6041.

Caribbean Casino Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in Canoga Park hosts fundraiser, third annual "Club de Cuba," 6:30 p.m., Warner Center Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills. Casino gaming, music, dancing, dinner, silent and live auctions. $100.

Jan Sobel (818) 610-1054.

Youth Appreciated Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 honors youth with Italian Nite dinner, 6 p.m., 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Award presentation 6 p.m. Scholarships given, essay winners announced, Scouts recognized. Open to public. $10, no RSVP needed. (805) 496-2477.

SAT., MAY 12

Nature Painting Allied Artists of the Santa Monica hosts paint-out. Meet 10 a.m. in parking lot, Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Malibu. Enjoy mountain vistas, treelined paths, Malibu Creek and more. Bring own supplies, water. Restrooms available. Free parking. Carole Garland (310) 338-0333, carolegarland@sbcglobal.net.

Family Fun City of Ventura Community Services Department Cultural Affairs Division hosts annual Kids Swap Meet, noon to 3 p.m., and Festival in the Park, noon to 5 p.m. Barranca Vista Center and Park, 7050 Ralston St., Ventura. Music, theater performances, clowns, cultural activities, face painting, art projects, moon bounces, food vendors. Free. Swap meet for children to trade or sell gently used toys, clothes, bikes, books. Kathryn Dippong-Lawson (805) 644-6542, kdippong@ci.ventura.ca.us. www.cityofventura.net.

Archery Club Conejo Valley Archers shoot every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Tapo Canyon Park, Simi Valley. Rain or shine. Equipment, instructors provided. All ages welcome. $3, four hours shooting. (805) 530-1339, www.cvarchers.org.

Cruisin' The Conejo Conejo Valley Cyclists, Boys Scout Troop 753 host 23rd annual Cruisin' the Conejo ride in Thousand Oaks area. Rides of 12 to 100 miles. Registration 6:30 to 9 a.m. Rides begin 7, 8, 9 a.m. Single riders $10, tandem $60, children $10. Proceeds provide free bikes, helmets to students in need. (805) 961-2508, www.cvcbike.org.

Tea Party Democratic Women's Council host Mother's Day tea, garden party, 1 to 4 p.m. at private home on Westlake Island. Tea, wine, sandwiches served. Informal fashion show. Jewelry, beauty items for sale. Hats encouraged. $25. RSVP (805) 497-1003.

Bet On A Winner Blue Gavel Scholarship Casino Night fundraiser, Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. No-host bar 6:30 p.m., casino games 7 p.m. Texas Hold'em tournament. $50. Randy DeMaio, (805) 373-2524.

For The Kids Topanga Children's Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Music, dance, theater, children's art activities, local vendors, unique performers. $5. Benefits Topanga Co-op Preschool. www.topangachildrensfestival.com.

SUN., MAY 13

Celtic Harpist Conejo Valley Chapter of The Americaa Harp Society Inc. presents Patric Ball, Celtic harpist and storyteller, 2:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. $10 adults, $5 seniors, children 12 and younger. (805) 379-5610, conejovalleyharp@aol.com.

Music Of Van Dyke Dick Van Dyke performs in, emcees annual benefit concert for local high school choral programs, 4 p.m., Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Five high school choral groups, quartets, Harmony Oaks chorus also perform. $11, $18, $25 tickets at Civic Arts Plaza box office, www.gotchaticket.com. Neil Penny-witt, (805) 499-6456.

Nice Meal For Mom Boy Scout Troop 127 hosts 44th annual Mother's Day breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Malibou Lake Lodge, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura Hills. Ham, eggs, pancakes, juice, coffee, tea, milk. Door prizes, pianist performs. Adults $5. Seniors, children 12 and under $3. Nancy, (805) 496-0138.

Mother's Day Dance Ventura County Chapter USA Dance Inc No. 4022 hosts May dance party, House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave., Ste. E, Ventura. American tango dance lesson 2:20 p.m. Open dancing 3 to 5:30 p.m. Lana Flora, DJ, plays big band CD music. Dance hosts for single women, refreshments, raffle, drawing, roses for ladies. $10 general admission, $7 USA Dance members, $5 youth. (805) 646-6271.

MON., MAY 14

Hear Orchid Expert Conejo Orchid Society meets 7 p.m., Westlake Village City Hall, 23300 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Guest speaker: George Vasquez, Phalaenopsis orchid expert. Orchid care session, refreshments, plant raffle. Jana, (805) 2782205; Marian, (818) 889-1895.

WED., MAY 16

Guitar Music Ojai Concert Series presents acoustic guitarists, singers Nancy Moran & Fett, 7 p.m., Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. No reserve seating. $15 advance, $18 door, children 14 and under half price. RSVP for $5 childcare. www.ojaiconcertseries.com.

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