Somis Thursday Club

11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Local women’s club. Merrill Berge presents “A portrayal of Carmen Camarillo.” $15 at the door for lunch. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email:

Simi Valley Community Council

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, room A, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Lisa Robinson, director of Restores, describes the role Restores plays for Habitat for Humanity Ventura County. Luncheon cost: $18 cash or check. Web:

Soroptimist International Simi Valley

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Posada Royale Hotel, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. Speaker is Amber Olsen, founder of My Kaleidoscope Project. Luncheon cost: $22.

Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch

Noon to 1 p.m. in Oak Room, third level, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Open house with complimentary lunch served. Annie Dyess, YMCA executive director, gives talk on success and good speaking skills. No charge for visitors. Contact: Richard Gaz. Phone: 805.498. 3393. Web:

JNET Thousand Oaks

6:30 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Networking for Jewish business professionals, employers and employees. No charge to attendfirst two meetings. Contact: Joel Wolk. Phone: 805.931. 6683. Email: Web:

Bilingual Toastmasters Club

6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital, 1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Improve leadership and communication skills in English and Spanish. Phone: 805.433.3027. Web: http://

Moorpark Democratic Club

7 p.m. at Meridian Hills Rec Room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. Speaker is Greg Gillespie, chancellor of Ventura County Community College District. Phone: 805.338.5582. Email:

Rhetorical Link Toastmasters

7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, second-floor conference room, 401 Rolling Oaks Drive. Public open house, refreshments. Free. Toastmasters helps members to improve their speaking skills. Contact: Anna Gaz. Phone: 805.498. 3393. Web:

Conejo Gem And Mineral Club

7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Louisa May Carey with Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura gives a program on diamonds. No charge for guests. Contact: Deb or Rob Sankovich. Phone: 805.494.7734.

FRI., SEPT. 15

Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed.

11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Assemblymember Dante Acosta describes what is going on in Sacramento. Luncheon cost: $20 for members, $25 for guests. Phone: 805.630.7676. Email: Web:

Family Movie Night

7 p.m. at Simi Valley Family UMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Outdoor screening of “The Jungle Book.” Bring chairs or blankets for seating. Free admission, popcorn and drinks. Phone: 805.583.5338.

Ventura County Astronomical Society

7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Society members share their photos and stories of the recent solar eclipse. For all ages. Free admission and parking. Web:

SAT., SEPT. 16

E-waste Collection And Paper Shredding Event

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moorpark Public Services Facility, 627 Fitch Ave. (behind police services building on Spring Road). Paper shredding on site at no charge. No RSVP needed. Phone: 805.517.6247.

‘Who Done It?’

5:30 p.m. at Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Pkwy., Simi Valley. Murder-mystery fundraiser to benefit Samaritan Center. Hors d’oeuvres, Tuscan dinner, no-host bar and raffle. Guestsfind clues to identify the “murderer.” Tickets: $90 per person, $630 for table of eight. Phone: 805.231.2497. We b :

Guided Labyrinth Walk

7 to 8:30 p.m. at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1215 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme: “Recommitting.” Finger labyrinths available. Free. Phone: 805.482.8831. Web:

Summer Movie Night At McCrea Ranch

8 to 10 p.m. at McCrea Ranch Visitor Center in Thousand Oaks. Gate opens 7:30 p.m. Outdoor screening of “The More the Merrier,” 1943 romantic comedy with Joel McCrea and Jean Arthur. Admission: $10. RSVP required. Phone: 805.495.2163. Web:

SUN., SEPT. 17

Simi Valley AAUW

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in community room, Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Dr. Lindsay Erisckson of Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center discusses “Five ways to improve your health.” No RSVP needed. Contact: Pat. Phone: 805.491.3484.

Watch And Clock Association

Noon at campus student center, Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. Informal workshop on clocks or watches at 11 a.m. Program: Chapter members give their secret tech tips for working on clocks and watches. Admission: $3. Optional lunch: $5 extra. Web:

Free Concert

2 to 3 p.m. in community room, Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. The Idiomatiques jazz band performs. Friends of the Library sponsors. Contact: library. Phone: 805.388.5222. Web:

MON., SEPT. 18

Conejo Valley Quilters

6:30 p.m. at Pederson Hall, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Celebration of biennial quilt show held in early September. Guest fee: $45. Web:


Conejo Valley Genealogical Society

6:30 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Six members discuss diverse topics. Contact: Brownie. Phone: 805.390. 6865.

Simi Valley Democratic Club

7 p.m. at Simi Valley Town Center community room, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Environmentalist R.L. Miller discusses climate change. Contact: Camilla Gonzales. Phone: 805.914.92789.

WED., SEPT. 20

Social Dancing

10 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Music from the 1930s through ’60s. No partner or dancing skills needed. Free admission. Phone: 805.381.2744.


Woodland Hills Woman’s Club

10 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Speaker from West Valley food pantry. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843.

Assistance League Of Ventura County

10 a.m. at chapter house, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Regular monthly meeting. Email: Web;

Camarillo Newcomers Club

11 a.m. at Saticoy Country Club, 4450 N. Clubhouse Drive, Somis. Social time at 11 a.m. Meeting at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. Magic Castle member Mark Collier, magician-comedian, performs. Cost: $24 members, $26 prepaid for guests. All new and longtime residents welcome. RSVP required. Phone: 805.384.1939.

Boot Scootin’ Chili Cook-Off

2 to 4 p.m. at 2500 Ponderosa Drive North, Camarillo. Pie-eating contest, games, beer tasting, silent auction and raffle. Benefit for Alzheimer’s Association. Alma Via of Camarillo sponsors. Tickets: $5 general, $3 seniors. Phone: 805.388.5277.

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

7:30 p.m. in conference room, East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Bob Heil, founder of Heil Sound, describes the design improvements in microphones used in modern amateur radios. Web:

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society

7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Ann Lofquist gives a demo of tanuki grafting. Discussion of plans for October exhibition. Refreshments served. Phone: 805.373.1330.

SAT., SEPT. 23

Buckles And Bows Square Dance Club

7 p.m. at Gobel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Rounds at 7 p.m, plus square dancing 7:30 to 10 p.m. Rod Shuping, caller. Admission: $7. Contact: Bill or Nancy. Phone: 805. 497.8398.

Dancing With The Thousand Oaks Stars

7 p.m. in Thousand Oaks High School gym, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Students, athletes, teachers and staff pair up with varsity dance team members. Guest dance performances, celebrity judges. Audience votes for favorities. General seating: $10. VIP seating: $20. Elite seating: $35. All proceeds go to TOHS Dance Team.

SUN., SEPT. 24

Library Clean Comedy Night

7:30 p.m. at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Three stand-up comics perform G-rated comedy. Fundraiser for Moorpark City Library. Beer, wine and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact: Mike Fenerin. Phone: 805. 231.1198. Email: Web:

WED., SEPT. 27

Channel Islands Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild

9:30 a.m. at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Attendees can catch up on their embroidery or get help if needed. First two meetings free for beginners. Phone: 805.484.9183. Web: http://

Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club

11 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, Sunset Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Social time 10:30 a.m. Meeting at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon. Entertainment is husband and wife variety show with singing, comedy and impressions. Luncheon cost: $22. RSVP requested. Open to all women. Contact: Kitty Sciacia. Phone: 805.484. 7741.

Organic Garden Club Of Ventura County

6 to 8 p.m. at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Jimmy Winston, Las Flores Orchard director, speaks on small-space fruit and vegetable gardening. Contact: Diana. Phone: 805.241.7308. Web:

Ventura County Classical Guitar Society

7 to 9 p.m. at Rec and Park District Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Ensembles and solos sign up to play at 7 p.m. Guest artist Perfecto De Castro back from U.S./Canada tour, performs at 8 p.m. Free admission; donations go to performers. Phone: 805.640.7147. Web:


Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America

11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. Open to all of Portuguese decent or persons interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805. 483.4168.