Simi Valley Community Council
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Susana 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. Additional cost for ride tickets. Web: conejovalleydays.us.
JNET Thousand Oaks
6:30 to 9 p.m. at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Networking for Jewish business owners, employers and employees. No charge to attendfirst two meetings. Contact: Joel Wolk. Phone: 805.931. 6683. Email: Thousand Oaks@JNETonline.org. Web: jnetonline.org.
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 And 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.
Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club
9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. CASA gives a program on sex trafficking of children. Lunch fee: $23. RSVP requested. Contact: JoAnn. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and cash for payment. Contact: Barbara. Phone: 805.660. 0293.
SAT., MAY 12
Free CRPD Hike
8 to 10:30 a.m. meet at Oak Creek parking on Greenmeadow Avenue off Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 5-mile moderate hike on Los Padres Trail with elevation gain/loss of 900 feet. Call for driving directions. Phone: 805.495.2163.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Sierra Vista, at Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park. Meet in main parking lot at end of entrance road. Painting demo by Virginia Kamhi at 9 a.m. For all artists. Bring own art supplies, water, lunch, sunscreen, repellent and walking shoes. Facilities. Parking fee. Call for driving directions. Contact: Virginia Kamhi. Phone: 805. 807.2070. Email: email@example.com. Web: allied-artists.com.
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.
AAUW Spring Brunch
10 a.m. to noon in a member’s home. Scholarships awarded to high school students pursuing college and eighthgraders attending Tech Trek summer camp. Location given with RSVP. Contact: Yolanda Rogers. Phone: 805. 582.1286.
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. 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.
2 p.m. at Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Barbara G. Wong shares stories about dragons, sharks and an enchanted pot for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For ages 4 to 12. Free. Phone: 818.865.9230.
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, DJ, kids’ crafts and sweets. 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Toastmasters CLU Expressionists
Noon to 1 p.m. at KCLU community room, 3500 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. Free for visitors. Web: clue.toastmastersclubs.org.
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society
6:30 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Theme: “Honoring our veterans.” Members can bring a photo and synopsis of a family veteran from any American-involved war. Free, open to public.
WED., MAY 16
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.
Simi Valley Democratic Club
7 to 9 p.m. in community room (secondfloor), Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Park near Larsen’s Grill. Discussion of state endorsements. Talk by candidate Tony Thurmond. Contact: John Casselberry Jr. Email: email@example.com.
THURS., MAY 17
Channel Islands Gulls
11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Luncheon at noon. Monthly charity spotlight on Ventura County City Center and El Centrito. Raffle. Sale of centerpieces. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824. 4005.
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.
Simi Valley Art Association
6 to 8 p.m. in SVAA Gallery, space 295, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Watercolor demonstration on Yupo paper. Fee: $5 SVAA members, $7 nonmembers. Web: simivalleyart.org.
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.
Pets For Vets Comedy Show
7:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 7 p.m. Comedians Julian Vazquez and Mary Gallagher perform PG-13 show. Food, drinks, raffle. Benefit for Pets for Vets. Free admission; donations accepted. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.277.3164. Email: FunnyGirlEvents@gmail.com.
Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club
7:30 p.m. in conference room, East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Steve Gillis previews plans for club’s annual Field Day Emergency Communication Exercise. Web: cvarc.org.
FRI., MAY 18
Conejo Valley Republican Women
11 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration at 11 a.m. Program at 11:30 a.m. Gloria Massey Chinea of Election Integrity Project California speaks on “Voter fraud and how to stop it.”Buffet: $28. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.358.6250. Email: CVRWF@outlook.com.
Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed.
11:30 a.m. at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. Mike Osborn, chair of Ventura County Republican Party, gives an update on the Central Committee. Luncheon: $25 for members and guests with reservation, $30 pay at door without an RSVP. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: svrwf.com.
Ventura County Astronomical Society
7:15 to 9 p.m. in Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Hal Jandorf gives illustrated presentation of amateur astronomy from Sputnik to present. For ages 6 and up. Free. Web: vcas.org.
SAT., MAY 19
Operation: Ride For The Red
6:30 a.m. at Red Cross headquarters, 836 Calle Plano, Camarillo. Three cycling rides: Century (100 miles) leaves 6:30 a.m. Metric century (62 miles) starts 9:30 a.m. Half metric century (30 miles) begins 10 a.m. Free breakfast for riders, rest stops,first aid. Lunch and entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. Benefits Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces program. Veterans ride for free. Web: redcross.org/local/california/ central-california/ride-for-the-red.
Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society
7 to 10 a.m. swap meet at Santa Susana Park, 6503 Katherine Road, Simi Valley. Open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Vendors sell model RR equipment, scenery, books. Swap meet admission: Adults $2, kids free. Free parking. Email: email@example.com. Web: santasusannadepot.org/ Clubhome.html.
Free Community Shred Event
8 a.m. to noon at Target, 209 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Free shredding of unwanted personal documents at onsite mobile shredder. Sponsored by Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation.
Succulent And Cactus Plant Sale
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Plant vendors and potters present. Experts give growing tips. Bring boxes or bags to take home purchases. Email: ConejoCSS@htomail.com.
Youth Equestrian Drill Team Horse Show
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rocking K Ranch, 4790 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park. Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team annual horse show. Free admission. Food and drink for sale. Contact: Kevin. Phone: 818.590.7271. Web: blueshadows.org.
Moorpark Multicultural Arts Festival
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on High Street, Moorpark. Music, food, dance, art, children’s activities and shopping. Free admission. Phone: 805.517.6200.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Thousand Oaks Teen Center front parking lot, 1375 E. Janss Road. Bring old and broken electronics, TVs up to 25 inches, computers, iPods, cellphones and stereos. Do not bring appliances. Proceeds to benefit teen center. Phone: 805.494.5156. Web: thousandoaksteencenter.com.
Family Safety Event
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Public safety officials give presentations on Thomasfire, scams and active shooter protection. Emergency preparedness booths and demos, bike safety, CPR. Police andfire vehicles, K-9s, rescue teams and Kid Prints. Free to attend.
Simi Valley Chalk Fest
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Chalk artists create sidewalk drawings. Entertainment, kids’ art section, vendors. Free admission. All proceeds donated to Simi Valley Free Clinic.
Turtle And Tortoise Show
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodland Hills Christian Church, 5920 Shoup Ave. Live turtles and tortoises, booths, items for sale, raffle. Veterinarian answers questions about pet care. Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors over age 60 and children. Veterans and kids under age 5 admitted free. Free parking. Web: tortoise.org/valley.
‘The Sleeping Beauty’
2 and 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Pacific Festival Ballet presents classic fairy tale. Tickets: $30. Contact: Ticketmaster. Phone: 800.745.3000. Web: pacfestballet.org.
Tootles And Noodles
4 to 7 p.m. in cafeteria and on patio at Adolfo Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo. ACHS music ensembles serenade diners. Pasta dinner, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Silent and live auctions. Raffle tickets of $5 each orfive for $20. Advance admission: $15 for adults, $10 for students and kids ages 10 and under. At the door: $20 for adults. Fundraiser for school music programs. Web: achsmusic.com/tootles-noodles.
Boots And Barbecue Bash
4 to 8 p.m. at Golden Heart Ranch, 3190 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. Barbecue dinner, desserts, local wines, craft beers, tequilas. Live music, casino games, mechanical bull. Fundraiser to support special needs community. Park at Peter Strauss Ranch at 30000 Mulholland Hwy.; shuttle provided. For ages 18 and up. Tickets: $150. Web: goldenheartranchbootsandbbqbash.com.