THURS., OCT. 25
Ventura County Rose Society
6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Offce of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Jim Downer of UC Davis Extension speaks on soils and amendments. Contact: Janet Sklar. Phone: 818.337. 9970. Web: www.venturarose.org.
Conejo Valley Cloggers Halloween Dance
6:45 to 9 p.m. at Old Meadows Center, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. Appalachian-style tap dancing. Prizes for costumes. $6. Phone: 805.796.0616. Web: www.conejocloggers.com.
7:30 p.m. at Paseo Camarillo Cinemas, 390 N. Lantana St., Camarillo. Comedian Ben Gleib performs. All proceeds go to Can’tcer.org, nonprofit that benefits cancer patients. $15. Phone: 805.512.0498. Web: www.CausemedyShows.com.
FRI., OCT. 26
Brandeis National Committee
10 a.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Playwright Dr. Marvin Chernoff presents one-act play “Howie Learns America” starring actor Tony Laschi. Refreshments. $15 admission. Contact: Joy. Phone: 805.494.1993.
4 to 8 p.m. at Wildwood Elementary School, 620 Velarde Drive, Thousand
Oaks. DJ, cakewalk, photo booth, games, inffatables, hair feathers. Food for sale. Silent auction. Come in Halloween costume or 1970s clothing.
5 to 10 p.m. at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Halloween craft and pumpkin decorating at 5 p.m. Trick- or-treating among merchants at 6 p.m. Costume contest 7 p.m. Balloon artists, magicians, psychic readers. Free. Web: www.facebook.com/ simivalleytc.
Flory Halloween Carnival
6 to 9 p.m. at Flory Academy, 240 Flory Ave., Moorpark. Family-friendly costumes welcome. Haunted house, fun house, game booths, treats. $2. Phone: 805.378.6303. Web: www.fastbooster.org/events.
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Event
6:30 to 8 p.m. in community room, Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Pumpkins, templates and tools provided. Healthy snacks. For families. Free. Phone: 805.523.7613.
Oktoberfest 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in church hall, St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Bratwurst and kielbasa dinner for $12. Kid’s meal of hot dog with mac and cheese for $5. Beer available for donation. Contact: Stefan Xaudaro. Phone: 805. 338.9231.
‘James And The Giant Peach’
7 p.m. today and Saturday at Santa Susana High School performing arts center, 3570 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Student production of family play. Tickets $12 and $14. Contact: Melissa Albertson. Phone: 805.520.6800. Email: melissa. email@example.com.
Halloween Fun Night
7 to 8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Family YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. For families with children ages 12 and younger. Games, crafts, costume parade, snacks. Free, open to community. Phone: 805.583.5338.
Spooky Star Party
7 to 9 p.m. at Anderson Youth Center, 1980 E. Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Haunted art room, prizes, explore night sky through telescopes. Guests can wear costumes. Free. RSVP. Phone: 805.493.2917.
Friday Night Fright Fest
7 p.m. at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road. NPHS band sponsors haunted house. $5. Proceeds benefit instrumental music department.
SAT., OCT. 27
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Unified School District Office, 875 Cochran St. Computers, printers, cellphones, DVD/VHS players, TVs, cameras, other electronic items. No appliances or batteries. Fundraiser for Simi schools.
Stagecoach Inn Museum Pumpkin Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Hosted by Conejo Valley Historical Society. Trick-or-treating, crafts, cupcake walks, storytellers, doughnut grab, gold panning, games. Wear costume. Bring carved pumpkin for prizes. Adults $5, seniors and students $4, children 5 to 12 $2. Under 5 free. Web: www.stagecoachmuseum.org.
Pet Stop Boutique And Adoptions
At 3004 Kilaine Drive, Simi Valley 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Homemade items, jewelry, speciality foods. Pet adoptions. Contact: Denise. Phone: 805.583.3037.
Western Dressage Clinic
10 a.m. at Bridle Path arenas, 298 First St., Simi Valley. Sport blends classical dressage with western riding. Clinic is free. Open to owners of all breeds of horse. Sponsored by Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse Club. Contact: Sue. Phone: 805.527.9655.
Boo At The Zoo
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Pumpkin carving, treats for kids, Creepy Creature encounters, monsters, Chomp ’n’ Stomp.
Division 42 East Key Club Car Wash
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 2196 Tapo St., Simi Valley. Burger and fries while car is washed. Fundraiser for Pediatric Trauma Prevention. $6. Contact: Kristine Rafanan. Email: d42e. cnhkc.ltg@gmail.
Halloween Family Fun At Leonis Adobe
1 to 4 p.m. at Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Regina the Witch, music, face painting, 1800s games and crafts. Free entry
for children in costume; all others $4. Phone: 818.222.6511. Web: www.leonisadobemuseum.org.
Moorpark’s Trick-Or-Treat Village
4 to 7 p.m. at Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Carnival games, giant slide, bounce tent, obstacle course, crafts, pumpkin painting. Kids collect candy at village. Wear costume. $5 to $15 for activities. Event runs rain or shine. Phone: 805.517.6300. Web: www. ci.moorpark.ca.us.
Haunted Trail And Trick-Or-Treat Street
6 to 9 p.m. at soccer fields behind Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. Short hike for all ages and hayride: $3. Trail open 7 to 9 p.m. Costume contest 6 p.m.; registration 5:40 p.m. Free Trick-or-Treat Street 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free live reptile show 7 p.m. Phone: 805.381.2793.
Conejo Ski And Sports Club Halloween Party
6 to 11 p.m. at Horizon View Club, 15 Van Dyke St., Thousand Oaks. Dinner, dancing to Inna Rude Mood Band. Wear costume. $ 25. RSVP requested Contact: Greg Lanigan. Phone: 805. 302.6312. Web: www.conejoskiclub.org.
Mesa Monster Maze
6 to 9 p. m. at Mesa Verde Middle School, 1400 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. School transformed into haunted Halloween maze with zombies and vampires. $ 5. Food vendors and ticket booth open 5 p.m. No masks or costumes allowed. Students age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 8 and up, Produced by Mesa Verde PTSA and Music Boosters.
Tony Award-winning musical at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. Through Dec. 2. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Not suitable for children under 14. $22 adults, $18 seniors and students. Phone: 805.583.7900.
SoCal Curling hosts curling competition. Sign-ups 9:15 p.m. $20. Simi Valley Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St. Contact: Kate. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUN., OCT. 28
Topanga Vintage Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,
Woodland Hills. More than 160 vendors with vintage, collectibles, antiques. $2 admission. Children under 12 free. Free parking. No pets. Phone: 310.422.1844. Web: www.TopangaVintageMarket.com.
9 a.m. at Dos Vientos Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. 5K and 10K timed runs through obstacles and mud. Free kids mud run for ages 10 and younger. Health expo, gourmet food trucks, fitness booths, moms clubs, karate demos. Some proceeds benefit T.O. Teen Center.
9 a.m. in Wildwood Park, Thousand Oaks. Two to four miles. Most guests age 60 and up. Free. Phone: 805.230.2811. Email: email@example.com.
Cypress Fall Carnival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cypress Elementary School, 4200 Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. Snack shack, raffle, cakewalk, haunted house, spider climb, barbecue, Van Gogh workshop. Contact: Mo Hobelmann. Phone: 805. 498. 6683, ext. 100.
Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade, Pet Expo
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Pet owners and dogs can wear costumes. Costume parade, dog contests, silent auction, K-9 demos, food. Proceeds go to K-9 search and rescue team and animal shelters. Contact: Steve Caswell. Phone: 805. 433.2156. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adolfo Camarillo Birthday Barbecue
Noon to 4 p.m. at Camarillo Ranch House, 301 Camarillo Ranch Road. Farm animals, Folklorico dancers, fiddlers, mariachis. Barbecue meal, Mexican pastries, birthday cake, punch. Gift shop open. Kids’ activities. Phone: 805.389.8182. Web: www.camarilloranch.org.
Hoop Shoot Contest
Noon to 2 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. For boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Learn respect, sportsmanship, skills. Contact: Mike Gulotta. Phone: 805. 822.1933.
Old Time Fiddlers
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View. Country & bluegrass music. Bring an instrument. Free. Refreshments available. Phone: 805.797.6563. Web: www.calliddlers.com.
Ed Lawrence Photo Show
2 p.m. in large rehearsal room, CRPD building, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, T.O. Ed Lawrence presents PowerPoint show of his photographs of the Conejo Valley from 1950s. Free, RSVP requested. Contact: Joanne Getman. Phone: 805. 495.0933.
Annual Harvest Festival
2 to 5 p.m. at Weathersfield Elementary School, 3151 Darlington Drive, Thousand Oaks. Costume contest, DJ, carnival games, rafies, crafts, photo booth, slide, food trucks. $20 for 40 activity tickets. School fundraiser.
2 p. m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo. Victor de Almeida, violist; George Komsky, tenor, and Harout Senekeremian, pianist. . $15 at door. Phone: 805.484.2054. Web: www.mountcross.com/concerts.
6: 30 to 9 p. m. at Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Concert bands, strings, jazz ensembles, color guard dress as zombies. Food and activities. Guests can dress in costume. Music program fundraiser. Web: www.musketeerband.org.
7:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. High Street Broadcast presents original show with comedy and music. Recorded live for radio broadcast. $15
adults; $12 students, seniors, children. Contac t: Box office. Phone: 805.583.7900. Web: www.thehighstreetbroadcast.com.
TUES., OCT. 30
Senior Halloween Dance
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Seniors of Note big band plays. Raffe prizes. Free admission. Phone: 805.482.4881.
6:30 p.m. in multipurpose room, Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St. Free admission but donations suggested. Proceeds support SVHS instrumental music program.
THURS., NOV. 1
Mysteries To Die For
6:45 p.m. at Super Tommys, 3085 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Discussion of “Poison Pen” by Ventura author Sheila Lowe. Guests welcome. Contact: Ellen. Phone: 805.495.2749.
Business And Professional Women
7 p.m. in glass banquet room of Cisco’s restaurant, 925 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Cherrl Lou Jacobson speaks on “Hawaiian Treasures.” Both men and women welcome. Contact: Mary Lou Wetter. Phone: 805. 526.5587.
SAT., NOV. 3
At Holy Cross Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 30 specialty crafters, baked goods. Freshly made burritos, nachos and hot dogs. Raffe for quilts, nativity scenes, porcelain dolls. Grand prize drawing of $1,500 cash. Kids photos taken with Santa 10 a.m. to noon Sunday only. Free admission and parking. Charge for raffe tickets. Phone: 805.529.1397.
AAUW Coffee And Chat
9 a.m. at Side Street Cafe, 652 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. New and prospective members welcome. Contact: Narda. Phone: 805.493.2138. Email: email@example.com.
Westlake Village Holiday Boutique
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1056 Triunfo Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Multivendor, handicraft event.
10 a.m. at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Mystic readers, luncheon, raffe baskets, fashion show by Chico’s. Sponsored by Conejo Valley Guild of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation/ UCLA. RSVP requested. Contact: Linda Pomerantz. Phone: 818.225.1610.
11 a.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Doors open 9:30 a.m. 28 games, one 50-50 game. Door prizes. Sponsored by Council On Aging. Proceeds benefit senior programs. $25 for games. $5 for pork sandwich lunch. Phone: 805.583.6363.
African Violet Show And Sale
At Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 11 a.m. to 5 p. m. today; noon to 3 p. m. Sunday. Annual judged African violet show with unusual plants on display. Plants and supplies for sale. Phone: 805.581.6126. Web: www.thousandoaksafricanviolets.weebly.com.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brandon’s Village, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. Integrated play for children of all abilities, crafts, entertainment, treats. Free. RSVP requested. Contact: Dina Kaplan. Phone: 818.222. 8118. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Writers Club
1 p.m. at Motion Picture and Television Fund Home, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Guest speaker radio/TV personality Manny Pacheco, author of “Forgotten Hollywood.” Web: http://cwc-sfv.org.
An Afternoon With T.C. Boyle
2 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Author T.C. Boyle discusses his book “When The Killing’s Done,” answers audience questions. Book for sale and autographs after talk. Free admission but ticket required. Part of Thousand Oaks Reads: One City One Book program. Contact: Thousand Oaks Library. Phone: 805.449.2660, option 5. Web: