Somis Thursday Club

11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Local women’s club. David Coatsworth speaks on collecting antique American pocket watches. Lunch cost: $15 at door. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email:

Simi Valley Community Council

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., room A, Simi Valley. Deanna Schubert of Learn4Life Network discusses the alternative schools accountability model. Lunch: $18, pay by 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 managers. No charge to attend first two meetings. Contact: Joel Wolk. Phone: 805.931. 6683. Email: Thousand Web:

Conejo Gem And Mineral Club

7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Professional geologist Sally Bilodeau, fellow with the Geological Society of America, discusses debris flows in SoCal: causes, preparation and planning. No charge. Web:


Quilting By The Sea Quilt Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Santa Cruz Hall, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Quilt show, vendors mall and boutique.


6 to 9 p.m. in Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 Driver Ave. AHS students perform family-friendly improv comedy games based on audience suggestions. Admission: $7 students, $10 adults.

Fireside Concert

7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Performers are Ken O’Malley and the Ne’er Do Wells plus Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen. Admission of $10 includes coffee, tea, cookies and pastries. Seating is first-come,first-served. Adults only. Contact: Bob Kroll. Phone: 805.427. 4707. Email:


Free Hike

8 to 11 a.m. Park at Dos Vientos Community Park at Borchard Road and Via Las Brisas. Moderate 6-mile loop with elevation gain of 800 feet. Explore neighborhood trails in western Dos Vientos area. Free. Contact: CPRD. Phone: 805.495.2163.

School Shredding Fundraiser

9 a.m. to noon at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. $10 a box.

Earth Day Festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobil Ave. Speakers, demonstrations, plant sale, vendors, face painting, pot painting. For families. Free admission. Phone: 805.484.1137. We b :

Bingo Bash

11 a.m. at Moorpark Civic Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Doors open 10 a.m. Buy-in includes 10 games, three specials, dessert bar, coffee, tea and chance to win door prizes. Additional games sold at door. Advance buy-in: $20. At the door: $25. Open to ages 18 and up. Cash prizes. Fundraiser for Moorpark Active Adult Center. Contact: Moorpark Active Adult Center. Phone: 805.517.6261.

Happy Squares Dance

8 to 10:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Rounds begin at 7:15 p.m. Squares start at 8 p.m. Andy Allemao, caller.

Camarillo Cafe

8 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriters Freebo and Alice Howe perform. Smoke- and alcohol-free venue. Suggested donation: $20. Phone: 805.814.9366. We b :


Watch-Clock Association

Noon at Ventura College campus student center, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Informal workshop on clocks or watches at 11 a.m. Lunch follows. Program at 1 p.m. Ernie Jenson discusses “modern time.” Admission charge: $3. Optional lunch for $5 more. Watches, clocks and tools on display and for sale. Web:

Free Concert

2 to 3 p.m. in Camarillo Library community room, 4101 Las Posas Road. Ventura County Music Award-winner Crooked Eye Tommy performs blues and southern rock. Seating is first-come, first-served. Sponsored by Friends of the Camarillo Library.


Conejo Valley Quilters

6:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, Pederson Hall, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Janine Mansell discusses the advantages of being in a mini group and how to join or start one. $5 guest fee. Web:


Toastmasters CLU Expressionists

Noon to 1 p.m. in KCLU community room, 3500 Campus Road, Thousand Oaks. No charge for visitors. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. Web:

Temple Adat Elohim Seniors

1:30 p.m. at TAE, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Performers from Center State Opera sing. Free admission. Phone: 805.497.7101.


Channel Islands Gulls

11 a.m. at Sterling Hills Country Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Lunch at noon. Bring a live plant or flower arrangement to auction off. Funds go to local charities. RSVP requested. Lunch cost: $30. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005.

Portuguese Fraternal Society

11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host lunch at noon. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483.6285.

Simi Valley Art Association

6 to 8 p.m. at SVAA gallery, space 295, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Town Center Way. Pong Apinyavat gives a watercolor demo. Fee: $5 association members, $7 nonmembers. Web:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

7:30 p.m. in conference room, East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Pete Heins discusses technical aspects of radio contesting and techniques for proficiency. Web:

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society

7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bob Pressler shows the styling of a cedar. Refreshments served. Phone: 805.373.1330.


Ventura County Astronomical Society

7:15 to 9 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Dr. George Djorgovski of CalTech gives a pictorial journey of the universe from the Big Bang to present day. For ages 6 and up. Free admission and parking. Web:


Spring Sale And E-Waste Collection

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lang Ranch Elementary School, 2450 Whitechapel Place, Thousand Oaks. Also taking donations for Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Free to public. See website for accepted items. Web:

Democratic Women’s Council Of Conejo Valley

9:30 a.m. at Boccaccio’s Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 104, The Landing center, Westlake Village. Candidates Linda Parks and Bernardo Perez on hand. High school students from One Spark Academy represent the AAUW Women’s History Project. Fee: $25 for champagne brunch. 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: “Peace Be With You.” Finger labyrinths for those who have trouble walking. Free. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 482.8831. Email:

Spring Festival And Boutique

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Peter Claver parish center, 2380 Stow St., Simi Valley. Over 70 vendors, silent auction, carnival games, bounce house, obstacle course, drawing, music, food and drinks. All proceeds support parish preschool and kindergarten. Phone: 805.526.2244. Web:

Pageant Of A Thousand Gems

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Dealers in minerals, gems, fossils, rocks, jewelry, hobby tools and supplies. Exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, silent auction, plant sales and youth activities. Free admission and parking. Contact: Chuck Borchart. Phone: 805. 551.9946. Web:

Citrus Label Society

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. Talk at 11 a.m. on rare labels. Show and tell session follows. Vendor tables with labels and citrus-related memorabilia for sale. Phone: 805.525.3100. Web:

Ventura County Artists Gourd And Art Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Rosa Clubhouse, 11701 E. Las Posas Road, Santa Rosa Valley. Creative gourd art, basketry, jewelry, handcrafted items in sales booths. Showcase of gourd art, giveaways, kids’ crafts, food. Music by Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association. Make-and-take gourd birdhouse craft for $5. Admission and parking are free. Contact: Kathleen Johnston. Phone: 805.659.0400. Email:

Scandinavian Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Kingsmen Park, on campus of Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Nordic culture, music, dancing, cooking, craft demos, lectures, vendors, games, Viking village, puppet shows and activities for all ages. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for teens, and free for children. Web:

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Music and speakers on three stages. Family and educational programming, over 200 eco-conscious exhibitors, sustainable local foods, beer and wine garden, green car show. Free admission. Phone: 805.963.0583. Web: