Somis Thursday Club

11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Local women’s club. Members of Ventura County Gourd Artists describe how to grow and decorate gourds. Luncheon cost: $15 at door. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email:

JNET Thousand Oaks

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

Moorpark Democratic Club

6:30 p.m. at Meridian Hills rec room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. 6:30 meet-and-greet, 7 p.m. potluck social with discussion of 2018 campaign outlook. Phone: 805.338.5582. Email:

FRI., JAN. 12

Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club

9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Curator Megan Gately gives program on new Ventura County Museum. Lunch: $23. RSVP requested. Contact: JoAnn. Email:

Document Shredding Event

1 to 4 p.m. in parking lot behind Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 40 W. Cochran St. $10 per 12-by-15- inch box. Limit of five boxes. Papers shredded on site. Contact: Chamber. Phone: 805.526. 3900.

Black, White And Blue Jeans Dance

6 to 11 p.m. in barn at Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley. Barbecue dinner, live country music, line dancing with lessons, silent auction, adult beverages and games. Tickets: $65. Semi-private tables for up to eight for $625. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley hosts. Proceeds support programs for kids, seniors and the less fortunate. Phone: 805.807.5100. We b :

SAT., JAN. 13

Free Hike

8 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at trailhead on Bowfield Street off Lindero Canyon Road, Thousand Oaks. Moderate 5-mile hike with elevation gain of 750 feet along Bowfield and Saddle Pass trails. Call for driving directions. Contact: CRPD. Phone: 805.495.2163.

Free-Throw Contest

9 a.m. at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, N. Conejo School Road. For boys and girls ages 8 through 12. Free to participate. Phone: 805.496.2477.

E-waste Collection Event

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Thousand Oaks Teen Center front parking lot, 1375 E. Janss Road. Taking old and broken electronics, TVs up to 25 inches, desktop and laptop computers, iPods, cellphones, stereos. No appliances. Donations benefit the teen center.

Winter Festival/ Coats For Casa

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Three Springs Park, 3000 Three Springs Drive, Westlake Village. Rain or shine. 30 tons of snow for play. Free coffee and smoothies, kids’ crafts. Bring new or gently used winter clothes of all sizes to benefit kids and youths of Casa Pacifica. Web:

Conejo Valley Writers

Noon to 2:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, Foothill Lupin Room, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Optional BYO brown bag lunch at noon. Program starts 12:30 p.m. “Looking ahead: a year of writing.” Panel of local authors shares tips. Table discussion. Web:

Happy Squares Dance Club

8 to 10:30 p.m. at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road. Rounds begin at 7:15 p.m. Squares start at 8 p.m. Steve Moore, caller.

SUN., JAN. 14

Simi Valley Jazz/Dance Club

1 to 4:30 p.m. at The Ranch radio station, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. Open jam session at 1 p.m. The Caught Red Handed band plays at 3 p.m. Nonmembers: $10. Phone: 805.791.9903.

MON., JAN. 15

Conejo Valley Quilters

6:30 p.m. in Pederson Hall, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Susan Hasimoto, co-owner of the Fabric Shoppe in Camarillo, discusses the joys of expanding her shop, Homespun Treasures, and moving to a new location. Guest fee: $5. Web:

TUES., JAN. 16

Temple Adat Elohim Seniors

1:30 p.m. in temple social hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Singer-storyteller Rena Strober performs. All invited at no charge. Contact: Bill Berger. Phone: 818.889. 1370.

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society

6:30 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Tonni Perronne discusses “Researching your German ancestors.”

WED., JAN. 17

Soroptimist Of Oxnard

7:30 a.m. at Couryard Marriott, 600 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Author Sara Darabi discusses her autobiography, “Uncovered,” about her difficulties growing up in Pakistan and Iran as a female and educated professional. Email for reservations. Email: Web:

Wellness Fest

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 65 businesses and public service agencies provide health information for seniors. Free health screenings. Entertainment, therapy bunny, comfort dogs. Free admission. Free lunch available with ticket picked up in advance at Goebel Center. Phone: 805.381.2742.


Antiques And Collectibles Study Group

9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Rick McHenry and Jeff Goldstein of Goebel Adult Community Center Stamp Club present a history of stamps and information on collecting. Attendees can bring stamps for show and tell. Phone: 805.495.3297. Email:

Assistance League Of Ventura County

9:30 a.m. at chapter house, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. Social time at 9:30 a.m., meeting starts 10 a.m. League sponsors several philanthropic programs and operates thrift shop. Phone (daytime): 805.643.2458. Email: Web:

Pleasant Valley Garden Club

10:15 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Snacks at 10:15 a.m. Program at 10:30 a.m. Corey Welles, plant healthcare coordinator for Lotusland in Santa Barbara, discusses sustainable and insectiary gardening. Contact: Teri. Phone: 805.482.6933.

Channel Islands Gulls

11 a.m. at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Members asked to bring a friend to New Year’s lunch. Proceeds from raffle and sale of table centerpieces go to charity. Cost: $30. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005.

Ventura County Rose Society

6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. Little rose show at 7 p.m. Gracielinda Poulson discusses the creation of her business, Grace Rose Farm, of providing roses to florists for weddings and parties. Contact: Barbara Morse. Phone: 805. 499.1657. Web:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

7:30 p.m. in community room of East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Ben Kuo discusses his experience assisting people living on Caribbean islands during Hurricane Maria and how ham radio reestablished communications. Web:

FRI., JAN. 19

Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed.

11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Terry Paulson, psychologist and author of “The Optimism Advantage,” brings humor to his talk on conservative principles. Luncheon: $20 members, $25 guests. $25 at door without reservations. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.630.7676. Email: Web: simivalleymoorparkrepublicanwomen.

‘Night Of Alumni Stars’

7 p.m. in Moorpark High School performing arts center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Alumni of MHS vocal arts program present concert with wide range of music. Fundraiser for school music program. Tickets: $20. Box office opens 6:30 p.m.

Ventura County Astronomical Society

7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Simon Birrer, professor of astrophysics at UCLA, discusses the fate of the universe in “From the Big Bang to an empty sky.” For all ages. Free. Web:

SAT., JAN. 20

Document Shredding Fundraiser

8 to 11 a.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Cost: $10 per file box or equivalent. 10-box maximum per person. Email: Web:

E-Waste Collection, Paper Shredding Event

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moorpark Public Services Facility, 627 Fitch Ave. Moorpark residents can bring old electronics to recycle and documents to shred. No charge; no appointment needed. Phone: 805.517.6247.

Democratic Women’s Council Of Conejo Valley

9:30 a.m. at Boccaccio’s Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 104, Westlake Village. Speaker is Eleni Kounalakis, former ambassador to Hungary. Installation of officers. Brunch: $25. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.498.7262. Web:

Guided Labyrinth Walk

9:30 to 11 a.m. at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme: Stepping out in service. Finger labyrinths for those who have trouble walking. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 482.8831. Email:

Let It Snow Winter Carnival

3 to 6 p.m. at Oak Hills Elementary School, 1010 Kanan Road, Oak Park. For kids ages 2 to 10. 25 tons of snow for play. DJ, bounce house, games, crafts and food. Fundraiser for Oak Park Neighborhood School.

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. Roaring ‘20s theme. Denis Lapron and The Time Machine performs. Free dance lesson from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m. Male dance hosts, refreshments, door prizes, raffle. Cost: $8. Phone: 805.381.2744.

SUN., JAN. 21

Park Dedication

Noon to 4 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Park, 31107 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Formal ceremony at noon. Youth sports demos, tot activities,fitness activities for adults and seniors, games, historical displays, park passport with memento. Free admission. Contact: Brianne Anderson. Phone: 818.706.1613. Email:

Watch/Clock Association

Noon at campus student center, Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. Informal workshop on clocks or watches at 11 a.m. Items for sale. Lunch at noon. Program at 1 p.m. Rich Newman of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors discusses American fusee pocket watches. Admission: $3. Optional lunch: $5 additional. Web:

Piano Concert

2 p.m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo. Pianist Lincoln Mayorga. Donation: $20. Phone: 805.484.2054. Web :

MON., JAN. 22

Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club

Noon to 1 p.m. at Camarillo Boys & Girls Club, Temple Avenue at Ponderosa

Drive. Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman shares the city’s new plans for the year ahead. Contact: Ron Kelmann. Phone: 805. 484.1343. Web:

Channel Islands Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild

9:30 a.m. at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Making a chapter band sampler. Beginners can attend two meetings free. Phone: 805.484.9183. Web:

WED., JAN. 24

Conejo Valley Garden Club

9:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, room 11/12, 1000 E. Janss Road. Jim Gilmore, licensed landscape architect and retired senior park planner for CRPD, discusses the local parks. After the meeting, travel to a park for brown bag lunch. Contact: Walter. Phone: 818.865.2988.

Organic Garden Club Of Ventura County

6 to 8 p.m. at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Kathleen Doran and Kevin Carlson, Ventura County master gardeners, discuss drip and soaker irrigation for homes. Contact: Diana. Phone: 805.241.7308.


Rhetorical Link Chapter Toastmasters

7:15 to 9 p.m. in second-floor conference room, Thousand Oaks Surgical Center, 401 E. Rolling Oaks Drive. Chapter celebrates its 30th anniversary with open house reception. Free and open to public. Contact: Elisia Neffen. Phone: 805. 813.0622. Email: