SVUSD Choir Festival

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Middle and high school choirs from Simi Valley Unified School District perform two pieces each and receive judges’feedback. Free, open to public.

Simi Valley Community Council

11:30 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, room A, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Ralph Mauriello shares stories of his years with the Dodgers organization. Luncheon: $18 cash or check. Web:

JNET Thousand Oaks

6:30 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Business networking for Jewish employers, employees and management. No charge to attend first two meetings. Contact: Joel Wolk. Phone: 805.931. 6683. Email: Thousand Web:

‘Disney’s Beauty And The Beast’

7 p.m. tonight, March 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. March 10 at Oak Park High School pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. Students perform musical play. Allan Hunt directs. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 students. Web:

Westlake Village Toastmasters

7 to 8:15 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, room 202, Thousand Oaks. Members work to improve their communication skills in fun setting. Contract: Anita. Phone: 805.657.0093. Web:

Conejo Gem And Mineral Club

7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Show and tell: members bring and share their gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary finds. Web:


Spring Arts And Crafts Boutique

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Simi Valley United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road. Spring holiday gifts, lunch and baked goods for sale. Contact: Valerie at church office. Phone: 805.526.6231.


Library Book Sale

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moorpark City Library, 699 Moorpark Ave. Usedfiction and kids’books for sale. Fill a bag with books for $4. All proceeds support library programs. Sale runs through March 16 during library hours. Phone: 805.517.6374. We b :

Conejo Valley Writers

Noon to 2:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, Foothill/Lupine room, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Optional BYO brown bag lunch at noon. Program at 12:30 p.m.“Scene surgery”: writers take an interactive look at operating parts of a scene. Web:

Sequoia Strings High Tea Fundraiser

2 to 4 p.m. at Sequoia Middle School multipurpose room, 2855 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Raffle prize, sandwiches, cupcakes and scones. Music by Sequoia string ensemble. Tickets: $21.50 online, $22.50 at door. Web:

Music Festival

6 p.m. at Carpenter Theatre, Westlake High School, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Thousand Oaks. Food, entertainment, music, speakers. Proceeds support Operation Empower and school ASG program to prevent violence against women and children. Contact: Krish Sarkar. Phone: 805.368. 4908. Web:

Happy Squares Square Dance Club

8 to 10:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Rounds at 7:15 p.m. Squares start 8 p.m. Caller: Deborah Carroll-Jones.


Free Hike

8 to 11 a.m. along Autumn Ridge in Lang Ranch. Meet at trailhead at corner of Autum Ridge Drive and Westlake Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Moderately strenuous 6.5-mile hike with 1,500-foot elevation gain/loss. Contact: CRPD. Phone: 805.495.2163.

Simi Valley Jazz Club

1 to 4:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Open jam session at 1 p.m. Night Blooming Jazzmen band performs at 3 p.m. Nonmembers donation $10. Phone: 805.791.9903.

Sunday Concert Series

2 to 3 p.m. at Camarillo Library community room, 4101 Las Posas Road. Concert pianist Robyn Carmichael performs. Free admission. Seating is first-come,first-served. Sponsored by Friends of the Camarillo Library. Phone: 805.388.5222. Email: rams@


Night Of Family Fun

6 to 9 p.m. at Lazertag Extreme, 591 Country Club Drive, Simi Valley. Funraiser for American Heritage Girls Troop CA1412. Price includes unlimited missions, access to arcade games, pizza and drinks. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at door. Contact: Rachael. Phone: 602.369.7846

Free Garden Talks

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Silver/Valley Lupine room, Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Certified master gardener speaks on “Right plant for the right place,” choosing plants for a garden. Free, prior registration required. Contact: Goebel Center. Phone: 805. 381.2744. Web:

Conejo Orchid Society

7 p.m. at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Ivan Portillo of Ecuagenera Orchids discusses a new variety of slipper orchid. Refreshments served, orchid raffle. Email: Web:


Camarillo Quilters Association

9:30 a.m. to noon at Pleasant Valley Rec Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Lujean Seagal speaks on “Beyond boring borders.”

Westlake Women’s Club

10 a.m. at Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Comedian Byron Walls gives a humorous take on crime safety. Lunch cost: $28. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.707.6478.

Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter

3 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Speaker is attorney Chris Denove, who formed Trial Survey Group that measures jury opinions and behavior to predict jury verdicts. $20 with advance RSVP, $22 at door. Contact: Jessie. Email:

Ventura County Writers Club

7 p.m. at 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. David Rocklin, author of “ The Luminist” and “The Night Language,” speaks on the importance of setting in literaryfiction and making setting a character. Contact: Sheli Ellsworth. Phone: 805. 499.3490.


Social Dancing

10 to 11:30 a.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Music from the 1930s to ‘60s. No partner or dancing skills needed. Free admission. Contact: Goebel Center. Phone: 805. 381.2744.

Trinity Lunch Bunch

11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2304 Antonio Drive, Camarillo. Social time and appetizers at 11 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 p.m. Speaker is Max Copenhagen, president of Pleasant Valley Historical Society. Contact: Church. Phone: 805.484.0542.

Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection

11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Theme is “Freshen Up For Spring.” Program on how to keep skin young. Sue Koska, makeup artist for TV commercials, speaks on “In Search of a Father’s Love.” Music by Fran Veurink. Lunch cost: $20. RSVP requested but walk-ins welcome. Affiliated with Stonecroft ( Contact: Joanne. Phone: 805.498.1823. Email:

Simi Valley Quilt Guild

6:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Quilts ‘n force sew-in, elections. Guest admission: $5. Contact: Sue Singer. Phone: 805.522. 2454.

Chamber Concert

7 p.m. at Newbury Park High School performing arts center, 456 Reino Road. Concert with school chamber orchestra, string orchestra and NPHS Chamber Singers. Admission: suggested $5 donation.


Pleasant Valley Garden Club

10:15 to 11:30 at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Snacks at 10:15 a.m. Program at 10:30 a.m. Laura Maher, installer of Greywater Action, presents “How to save seeds from your garden.”Harvesting, storing and germinating seeds. Contact: Teri McDaniel. Phone: 805. 482.6933.

Channel Islands Gulls

11 a.m. at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Social hour 11 a.m. Luncheon at noon. Wear green to support charities. Charity spotlight on Camarillo Hospice. Tickets sold for centerpieces and opportunity drawing. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005.

Simi Valley Art Assoc.

6 to 8 p.m. at SVAA Gallery, space 295, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Artist Joe Cibere gives watercolor demo. Fee: $7 guests, $5 members. Web:

Christian Toastmasters

7 to 8:15 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, room 2106, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Members learn communication skills. Contact: Lynn Robinson-Scardina. Phone: 805.300.2223.

‘Magic And Music Of Disney’

7 p.m. in Moorpark High School performing arts center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Vocal arts program presents concert with Disney hits and medleys from “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” Solos, duets, ensembles and two performance choirs. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students.

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

7:30 p.m. in conference room, East County Sheriff ’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. David Shoaf of Electraft explains the design of high-frequency remote systems for amateur radios. Web:

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society

7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village community center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Ted Matson demonstrates group tree planting. Phone: 805.373.1330.


Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed.

11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Assemblymember Dante Acosta speaks. Gloria Massey Chinea gives a presentation from Election Integrity Project. Lunch: $25 members, $30 for guests. All pay $30 at door without RSVP. Advance RSVP requested. Phone: 805.526.2445. Email:

Calif. Turtle And Tortoise Club

7:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Ave. Abigail De- Sesa describes Aldabra tortoises and talks about sharing a home with them. Contact : Bob Hazard. Email: ra_

Ventura County Astronomical Society

7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College forum, 7075 Campus Road. Dr. Luisa Rebull of Caltech discusses the many ways anyone can access and interpret real astronomy data from citizen science web-based programs and FITS files. For ages 6 and up. Free parking. Web:

Camarillo Cafe

8 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Acoustic music band Cache Valley Drifters performs. Smoke- and alcohol-free venue. Suggested donation: $20 at door. Phone: 805.814.9366. We b :


E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rio Mesa High School, front parking lot, 545 Central Ave., Oxnard. Free drop-off of old, broken and unwanted electronics. No batteries, refrigerators, washers or dryers. Funds go to Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation. If rainy, check for schedule updates at Facebook site. Web:

Democratic Women’s Council Of Conejo Valley

9:30 a.m. at Boccaccio’s Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 104, The Landing, Westlake Village. Speakers are Democratic candidates for 25th Congressional District: Katie Hill, Jess Phoenix and Bryan Caforia. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.498.7262. Web: dwccv. online.

Guided Labyrinth Walk

9:30 to 11 a.m. at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme: “Remaining faithful.”Finger labyrinths available. No charge. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805.482. 8831. Email:

Zoo Spring Spectacular

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and March

18, 24 and 25 at America’s Teaching Zoo, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. Animal shows, VIP tours, kids’ zone, food, games and prizes. Meet the two new tiger cubs. Admission: $10 adults, $7 children and seniors. Free admission for kids under age 2. Phone: 805.378.1441.

The Blue And The Gray

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and March 18 at Hitch Ranch, Moorpark. Shuttle picks up guests at parking lot adjacent to post office, 100 W. High St. Civil War battle reenactments with cannons, Union and Confederate camps with reenactors, period dancing and music. Food and craft vendors. Rotary Cub of Moorpark sponsors. Admission: $20 adults with online tickets, $22 at gate. $15 for ages 6 to 17 online, $17 at gate. Free for ages 5 and under. Bleacher seats: additional $4 per battle. Discount packages online. Phone: 805.279.5253. Email: Web: Moorpark-

Beer March

11:30 a.m. check-in at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2200 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Try craft beers at stops along boulevard in Old Town Camarillo. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at door. Phone: 805.559.6286.

Munch Madness

4 to 8 p.m. at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Food trucks, games, silent auction, entertainment andfilm fest. All proceeds fund school events and activities. Tickets: $5 presale, $10 at gate. Extra charge for food. Web:

Curling Open House

4:15 p.m. at Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Learn Winter Olympic sport of curling. Dress warm; wearflatsoled athletic shoes with good tread. For ages 12 and up. Cost: $20. RSVP. Contact: Kate. Email:

T.O. Dance Club

7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free dance lesson 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Eric Ekstrand Trio plays for St. Patrick’s Day dance. Male dance hosts, snacks, door prizes, raffle. Tickets: $8 at door. Phone: 805.381.2744. Web:


Nature Hike With Lanny Kaufer

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at trailhead in Calabasas. Easy, slow-paced walk at Stunt High Trial along Cold Creek in Calabasas Hills. Steep descent into canyon and back. Learn identification and use of native plants. Lunch break. Limited parking at trailhead; use carpool. Goes rain or shine unless downpour that morning. No dogs or smoking. Cost: $25 adults, $20 for ages 62 and up, $14 for ages 13 to 18. Kids ages 5 to 12 are free with adult escort. Address provided with RSVP. Phone: 805.646.6281. We b :

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 and program at 1 p.m. Ferdinand Geitner gives a presentation. Admission: $3. Optional lunch for $5 more. Web: