FRI., DEC. 8

Document Shredding

1 to 4 p.m. in parking lot behind Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, 40 W. Cochran St. Cost: $10 per 12-by-15- inch box. Limit of five boxes. Phone: 805.526.3900.

Christmas Dinner Dance

6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima parish hall, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Italian Catholic Federation hosts Italian dinner, appetizers, dancing and Christmas carols. $25 adult, $10 child, kids under 5 admitted free. Phone: 805.579.8970.

‘Come To The Manger’

7 and 9 p.m. today and Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 123 Park Lane, Moorpark. Drive-thru living nativity, music and hot chocolate. Free admission. Cash and canned food donations accepted for local charities. Phone: 805.532.1049. Web:

SAT., DEC. 9

Free Hike

8 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at trailhead at north end of Westlake Boulevard and Autum Ridge Drive, Thousand Oaks. Strenuous 7.5-mile hike with elevation gain of 1,700 feet. CRPD hosts. Contact: CRPD. Phone: 805.495.2163.

Santa Comes To Westlake, Agoura And Beyond

9 to 11 a.m. at DIY Home Center parking lot, 28750 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Volunteers sort, bag and deliver donated food to families in need. Entertainment, bike raffle, kids’ crafts and Santa. No charge. Email: Web:

Holiday Craft/Gift Fair

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Jewelry, soap, gourds, crocheted items, baby dolls and clothes, makeup, stuffed animals, kids’ books, baby quilts, totes, holiday decor for sale. Hourly drawings. Proceeds benefit ARTS program.

Build-A-Bear Event

2 to 4 p.m. at The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Conejo Simi 4-H Club hosts workshop to build teddy bears for Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Bears will be given to children removed from their homes.

Santa Lucia Christmas Program

4 to 8 p.m. at Dickerson Hall, United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road. Swedish meatball dinner served and Scandinavian gift shop open 4 to 8 p.m. Program is 6 to 7 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, free for kids. Dinner: additional $7. Contact: Ken Kenyon. Phone: 805.492. 3949.

Happy Squares Square Dancing

8 to 10:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Rounds at 7:15 p.m., squares begin 8 p.m. Romney Tannehill, caller. Contact: Mary. Phone: 805.813.2735.

SUN., DEC. 10

Healthcare For Homeless Animals Boutique

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Glass art, clothing, jewelry, candles, animal-themed ornaments, Christmas trees, candy, bunny-related items, kitchen tools and makeup for sale. Sales benefit medical care for shelter pets.

Free Christmas Concert

4 p.m. in Camarillo Community Center auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St. Camarillo Community Band performs holiday favorites. Singalong included. Contact: Dan Rhymes. Phone: 805. 484.8050. Email: Web:

Benefit Christmas Concert

4 p.m. at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road. Adult Bell Ensemble, Chancel Choir and chamber orchestra perform “Let The Whole World Sing” cantata. Wink Martindale narrates. Free admission. Freewill offering to benefit Sarah’s House maternity home. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 526.6231. Web:

Holiday Singalong

4 to 5:15 p.m. rain or shine at fountain courtyard, The Shoppes at Westlake Village, 30770 Russell Ranch Road. Pre-show music by jazz combo from Lindero Canyon Middle School at 3:15 p.m. Guests can sing carols with a small choir and band. Cookie and cupcake decorating area, craft and tattoo station, giveaways, food samples, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Icy princesses and balloon animals from 4 to 6 p.m. Canned food drive and unwrapped toy drive for charities from 3 to 6 p.m. Contact: Brianne Anderson. Phone: 818.706.1613. Email: Web:

Christmas Concerts

5 and 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. “Rejoice in Christ” concert with madrigal choir, gospel-style solo, variety of musical styles and instrumentation. Free. Contact: Angela Rockwood. Email:

‘What Kind Of Throne’

5 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Christmas choir and orchestra, guest artists and handbells perform musical and carols. Free admission. Contact: Lance Merrill. Phone: 805. 498.4502.

MON., DEC. 11

Conejo Valley Chapter Of Brandeis

7 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Holiday program with Marc Bachrach, stage hypnotist. Admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Contact: Jessie. Email:

PFLAG Oak Park/ Conejo Valley

7:30 to 9 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Adult support group for allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons. No youth group meeting tonight.

TUES., DEC. 12

Camarillo Quilters Association

9:30 a.m. to noon at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Doors open 8:45 a.m. Park in east lot. Parade of quilts and annual holiday potluck. Charity quilt giveaway to local organizations. Ugly Christmas jacket/sweater contest. Bring fat quarter in paper bag for exchange. Lunch buffet.

A World Of Nativities

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331A Borchard Road, beside Newbury Park Library. Over 400 nativities on display through Dec. 23, and Dec. 26 through 28. Scavenger hunt and Giving Tree for kids. Web:

Westlake Women’s Club

10 a.m. at Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Westlake High School ensemble A Class Act performs. Luncheon cost: $28. RSVP required. Phone: 818.430.5885.

Camarillo Republican Women

11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Victoria Kastner provides video tribute to Fred Astaire. Luncheon cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. RSVP required; leave name, phone and choice of entree (chicken or Salisbury steak). Phone: 888.747.9955, ext. 1.

Chanukah Fire on Ice

5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Village Town Center in Dos Vientos, 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Live sculpting of a 6-foot ice menorah. Grand lighting, magic show, music, kids’ crafts, latkes and doughnuts. Free admission. Web:

‘How Hiking Saved My Life’

6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Katya Volpi gives a free presentation on the joys of hiking. COSCA sponsors. RSVP requested. Contact: Katya Volpi. Phone: 805.732. 2619. Email:

Ventura County Archaeological Society

7 p.m. at Chumash Indian Museum, 3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy., Thousand Oaks. James Snead, Ph.D., speaks on “Walking with time: Ancient and historic roads in the archaeological landscape.” Web:

Calif. Hunters Alliance

7 to 9 p.m. at 3475 Old Conejo Road, Ste. C-2, Newbury Park. For anyone interested in bow, rifle or other types of hunting and those who want to learn. Email:

WED., DEC. 13

Hanukkah At The Mall

6 p.m. at Simi Valley Town Center, near Ulta, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Grand menorah lighting, latkes, dreidels, juggler, Judah the Macabee, Jewish music and gelt. Free. Chabad of Simi Valley hosts. Phone: 805.577.0573.

Hanukkah Celebration

6:30 p.m. at the Commons in Calabasas, 4799 Commons Way. Calabasas Shul honors L.A. firefighters. Free food, music and fireworks.

‘How Great Our Joy’

7 p.m. at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road. Royal High School vocal department presents winter concert. Bonnie Graeve directs. $10 general admission. $8 for alumni and children under 12.


Antiques And Collectibles Study Group

9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. View holiday decorations in museum, carol singing. Bring wrapped, low-value vintage item for white elephant gift exchange. Refreshments. No charge. Phone: 805.495.3295. Email:

Somis Thursday Club

11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Women’s club. Children’s Off Beats Jazz Band plays holiday favorites. $15 at 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 Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., room A, Simi Valley. Winter holiday lunch. Royal High School choir performs. Bring canned or packaged food item for Samaritan Center. Luncheon fee: $18 cash or check. Web:

Ventura County Rose Society

6 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Holiday celebration. Bring salad or dessert to share in potluck. Optional gift exchange. Contact: Barbara Morse. Phone: 805. 499.1657. Web:

Moorpark Democratic Club

6:30 p.m. at Meridian Hills rec room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. A speaker from For The Troops discusses their work sending care packages to U.S. armed forces overseas. Bring items to donate for packages. Phone: 805.338.5582. Email:

Winter Holiday Celebration Concert

7 p.m. in Moorpark High School performing arts center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. MHS chamber and advanced choirs perform festive winter holiday music. Soloists, duets and ensembles. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students.

Westlake Toastmasters

7 to 8:15 p.m. at Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, room 202. Members improve their speaking skills. Contact: Anita. Phone: 805.657.0093. Web:

FRI., DEC. 15

‘The Wizard Of Oz’

7 p.m. today and Saturday at Hillside Middle School, 2222 Fitzgerald Road, Simi Valley. 28 students perform musical adapted from classic movie. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students. Web:

SAT., DEC. 16

Guided Labyrinth Walk

9:30 to 11 a.m. at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme: “Giving from the heart.” Finger labyrinths for those who have trouble walking. Phone: 805.482.8831. Email: office.

Astronomy Night

6 to 9 p.m. at Oak Canyon Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Public viewing of night sky through telescopes. Children require adult supervision. Bring red light (no white light)flashlight. Oak Canyon Astronomy Group hosts. Web: Astro.

Christmas Carol Singalong

6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Community Church, 6700 Santa Susana Pass Road, Simi Valley. Open to community. Phone: 818.314.3664.

Thousand Oaks Dance Club

7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6 p.m. Holiday dance. Ralph Mathis Band performs. Free dance lesson at 6:30. Male dance hosts, refreshments, door prizes, raffle. Admission: $8. Phone: 805.381.2744.

SUN., DEC. 17

Hanukkah Festival/ Menorah Lighting

4:30 to 6 p.m. in Vons shopping center, 4225A Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Lighting of Grant Unity Menorah, comedy magic show, free latkes and doughnuts, music, crafts and games. Free admission. Moorpark Jewish Center hosts. Contact: Devorah. Phone: 805.242. 2232. Web:

MON., DEC. 18

Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club

Noon to 1 p.m. at Camarillo Boys & Girls Club, 1500 Temple Ave. Chantelle Limon discusses her trip to 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. No charge for visitors. Contact: Ron Klemann. Phone: 805. 484.1343. Web:

‘Messiah’ Singalong

7 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Local choirs, vocal soloists from Pepperdine University and Westlake Village Symphony perform Christmas portion and “Hallelujah Chorus” of “Messiah.” Tickets: $12. Kids under 10 admitted free. Web:

WED., DEC. 20

Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club

10:30 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, Sunset Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Bake sale, cake auction and holiday mystery raffle. Thousand Oaks High School choral group performs. Luncheon cost: $22. RSVP requested. Contact: Ann Calderaro. Phone: 805. 498.8294.


Channel Islands Gulls

11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. Bring unwrapped toy for ages 1 to 18 to donate to The Lighthouse of Oxnard. Board installation. Centerpiece raffle to benefit local charities. Luncheon cost: $30. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005.

FRI., DEC. 22

School Concert

7 p.m. at Newbury Park High School performing arts center, 456 Reino Road. NPHS string orchestra performs holiday music including Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi. Tickets: $10 at door. Free for children 12 and under.

MON., DEC. 25

Free Christmas Dinner

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Free home-cooked Christmas meal open to all individuals and families. Giveaways for children. Email: Web: