Calendar

THURS., MAY 3

Friendly Book Discussion

6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Discussion of “Buddhism Plain and Simple” by Steve Hagen.

Goebel Stamp Club

6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Unique stamps on display, show and tell. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162

Jewish Republican Alliance

7 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Speaker is Nonie Darwish, founder/ president of Former Muslims United and Arabs for Israel. Dessert and coffee served. Fee: $15 members; $18 nonmembers; $20 at the door, cash or check only. RSVP requested. Email: Judy@ JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Web: JewishRepublicanAlliance.org.

Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assoc.

7 p.m. in cafeteria building, Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Informative project demo and tool raffle. Open to all skill levels. No charge. Phone: 805.229.1559. Email: president@cvwa.org. Web: cvwa.org.

‘Escape’

7 p.m. today and Fri., May 4 at Agoura High School PAEC, 28545 Driver Ave. AHS dance team presents showcase. Tickets: $10 to $18. Web: AHSdance.org.

Business-Professional Women Of Conejo Valley

7 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road,Thousand Oaks. Lynn Bealer, director of Strong Villages, speaks on “global working volunteer travel.” Open to men and women. Contact: Lydia Steadman. Phone: 818. 889.4953.

SAT., MAY 5

Pooch Parade

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ventura Beach Promenade Park. Races, pet-related vendors and displays, food, music, beer and wine, demos, silent auction and contests. Dog-athon 5K run starts 7 a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Parade starts 10 a.m. All dogs must be on leash at all times. Fundraiser for Canine Adoption and Rescue League. Entry fee: $45 day of event for individual or $50 team of more than one. Email: info@carldogs.org. Web: poochparade.org.

Spring Gift/Craft Fair

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Vendors inside and outside the building. Variety of handcrafted items, gifts, books and gift baskets for sale. Hourly door prizes. Fundraiser for Share the ARTS Program.

Guided Labyrinth Walk

10 a.m. to noon at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme: “Love One Another.” Finger labyrinths available. Refreshments. Free. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 482.8831. Email: office.manager@stcolumbaca.com.

Brandon’s Buddies

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brandon’s Village universal playground, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. Integrated play for kids of all abilities. Crafts, entertainment and treats. Kids can bring a lunch. Free. RSVP required. Contact: Dina Kaplan. Phone: 818. 222.8118. Email: specialkidslaw@gmail.com.

Bark In The Park

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Vendors, veterinarians. Dog contests, races, entertainment, games and food. Dog agility course. Dog adoptions. For families. Bring dogs. Web: crpd.org/bark.

Spring Choral Spectacular

7 p.m. at Rancho Campana performing arts center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo. Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra and CSU Channel Islands Choir perform “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “Five Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Suggested donation: $20.

Camarillo Cafe

8 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Doors open 7:30 p.m. CD release event for Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk. Smokeand alcohol-free venue. Seating is first-come, first-served. Suggested donation: $20 at the door. Phone: 805.814.9366. We b : CamarilloCafe.com.

SUN., MAY 6

Mustangs-Ford Car Show

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free for spectators. Trophies in over 86 classes. Raffle, 50-50 drawing, horseshoes for cancer, vendors. Day-of-event car entry fee: $40 for judging, $10 for no judging. Contact: Debbie Anderson. Phone: 661.295.5255. Email: moccshowinfo@att.net. Web: mustangownersofca.org.

T.O. Chili Cook-Off And Craft Brew Festival

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, T.O. Guests can vote for their favorite chili. Classic car show, music on two stages, kids’ zone and food trucks. Net proceeds go to local charities. General admission includes unlimited chili tasting. $20 for one adult or $30 for two; kids age 10 and under get in free. Admission to cook-off and craft brew festival: $50. On-site parking: $5. Free parking and shuttle service at Conejo Equestrian Center on Avenida de Las Flores. Web: TOChiliCookOff.com.

Brew Fest

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Twisted Oak Tavern, 30105 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. 12 local breweries provide tastings. Live music. Proceeds go to medical care for homeless animals at Agoura Animal Care Center. Admission at door: $50 beer drinkers, $20 for those not drinking beer. Contact: Jennifer. Phone: 818.483- 4228.

Jewish Genealogical Society

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Marion Werle discusses “Ferreting out family stories: fact,fiction or somewhere in between.” Free. Contact: Jan Meisels Allen. Phone: 818.889.6616. Email: information@ JGSCV.org. Web: JGSCV.org.

Roadside West Summer Street Festival

2 to 5 p.m. at 29348 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Pictures with exotic animals, kids’ activities, vendor trucks and silent auction. Dog and cat adoptions. Drawing for vacation stay in Baja California. Fundraiser for Little Angels Project, nonprofit veterinary clinic and rescue center. Free admission and parking in area. Phone: 805.870.4003. Email: sarah@littleangelsproject.org.

Old-time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St., Ventura. Music on stage and jamming. Free admission and free parking in rear. Phone: 805.517.1131.

MON., MAY 7

Simi Valley Stamp And Coin Club

1 to 3 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Presentations, show and tell, and auctions. Contact: Allen Conrad. Phone: 818. 348.3695.

Conejo Cactus And Succulent Society

7 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Jim and Roxie Esterie give a program on “desperately seeking succulents,” exploring the San Francisco Mountains of Baja California. Refreshments served. Email: Conejo CSS@hotmail.com.

TUES., MAY 8

Camarillo Quilters Association

9:30 a.m. to noon at Pleasant Valley Rec Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Rami Kim discusses “folded fabric elegance.” Web: Ramikim.com.

Westlake Women’s Club

10 a.m. at Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Business luncheon. Roqi Dean with AAA gives travel tips. Lunch: $28. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.707.6478.

Calif. Hunters’ Alliance

7 to 9 p.m. at 3475 Old Conejo Road, Ste. C-2, Newbury Park. For all that are interested in any aspect of hunting (bow, rifle or other). Email: ca.hunters.alliance@gmail.com.

THURS., MAY 10

S.V. Community Council

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Susanna

Community Center, room A, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Dawnel DeRubeis discusses the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. Lunch cost: $18 payable by cash or check. Web: svcommunitycouncil.org.

Conejo Valley Days

5 to 10 p.m. today at Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Continues through Sun., May 13 (hours and schedule posted on website). Family entertainment, carnival rides, bungee jump, games, live bands, dancefloor, kids’ crafts, vendors and line dance lessons. Drone and RC Truck races. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 through 12, free for ages 5 and under. Web: conejovalleydays.us.

Conejo Gem And Mineral Club

7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Geologist Dick Weber gives a talk onfluorite, a mineral sought after by collectors. No guest fee. Web: cgamc.org.

FRI., MAY 11

Newcomers-Encore Club

9:45 a.m. at the outside food court at The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Chat with members to learn about club activities. Contact: Jean. Phone: 805.374.8255.

Busy Hands Garden Club Plant Sale

2 to 5 p.m. today in community room, Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Also from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Discounted plants, cuttings,floral arrangements and gardening items for sale. Advice from experienced gardeners. Proceeds fund community service projects. Bring a wagon or box for purchases and cash for payment. Contact: Barbara. Phone: 805.660. 0293.

SAT., MAY 12

Remembering Huell Howser

10 a.m. or 2 p.m. (programs are identical) at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. Retired park ranger Mike Malone leads a walk and shares his memories of the day Huell Howser filmed an episode of “California’s Golden Parks” at the ranch. Episode will be screened after the walk. Contact: National Park Service Visitor Center. Phone: 805.370.2301.

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. Xina Uhl, author and editor, speaks about “how history can make your writing sizzle.” Tips on using historical accuracy to add authenticity tofiction or nonfiction. Web: meetup.com/ConejoValleyWriters.

Simi Valley Jazz Club

1 to 4:30 p.m. in Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Open jam sessions at 1 p.m. Lenny LaCroix Quintet plays at 3 p.m. Nonmember donation of $10. Phone: 805.791.9903.

Happy Squares Square Dance Club

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

SUN., MAY 13

Mom’s Day Run

8 a.m. at Ventura State Beach. 5K, 10K and fun run races. Breakfast burritos for participants. Coffee, photo booth, free massages, kids’crafts and sweets. DJ and Emi B from “The Voice” to entertain. Vendors sell wares. Free raffle. All funds raised go to cancer research. Web: tinyurl.com/MomsDayrun18.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to noon at Malibou Lake Mountain Club, 29033 W. Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. Boy Scout Troop 127 cooks and serves pancakes, eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, bagels, coffee, juice and milk. Door prizes, cash raffle, gift basket raffle. Proceeds support the Scout troop. Cost: $5 at the door. Contact: Peg Veregge. Emai l : peg.veregge@gmail.com.

MON., MAY 14

Ventura County Women’s Forum Collaborative

5:15 to 7 p.m. at Ventura County Community Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. Jan Dietrick, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Ventura, gives a program on“Women’s critical role in combating climate change.” Free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers.

Master Gardener Talk

6:30 to 8 p.m. in Silver/Valley Lupine rooms, Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Program on“Creating a colorful, attractive native California garden”by a certified master gardener. Free plant giveaways. Free, but RSVP required. Phone: 805.381.2744. Web: ucanr.edu/ sites/vcmg.

Conejo Orchid Society

7 p.m. at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Wayne Ferrell of Orchid Estates speaks on the culture and growing of vandas. Refreshments, orchid raffle. Email: Kathy@Kathyboals.com. Web: ConejoOrchidSociety.org.

TUES., MAY 15

Camarillo Republican Women Federated

10:30 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Fashion show by St. John Knits and Van Gundy Jewelers. Shopping, raffles, silent and live auctions, boutiques and gift baskets. Light tea lunch. Cost: $45. RSVP requested. Phone: 888.747.9955, ext. 1.

WED., MAY 16

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. Phone: 805.381.2744.

THURS., MAY 17

Lunafest 2018

6 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Traveling short-film festival celebrating womenfilmmakers. All proceeds support female documentaryfilmmakers and local women and girls. Soroptimist of Simi Valley hosts. Phone: 805.368.2579.

Christian Toastmasters

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