THURS., MAY 17
6 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Traveling short-film festival celebrating women filmmakers. All proceeds support female documentary filmmakers 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. 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 and a raffle. Benefit for Pets for Vets nonprofit. Free admission; donations accepted. RSVP. 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.
C.V. Bonsai Society
7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring a tree for peer critique. Phone: 805.373.1330.
FRI., MAY 18
Conejo Valley Republican Women
11 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Gloria Massey Chinea of Election Integrity Project Calif. 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 at door without an RSVP. Email: email@example.com. Web: svrwf.com.
1 to 4 p.m. in parking lot behind Simi Valley Chamber office, 40 W. Cochran St. $10 per 12-by-15-inch box. Limit of five boxes. Shredded on site. Phone: 805.526.3900.
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. Benefits Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces program. Veterans ride for free; email Di@DKKDstaffing.com to receive the code. Web: active.com/camarillo-ca.
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 railroad equipment, scenery, books. Swap meet admission: adults $2, kids free. Free parking. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: santasusannadepot.org/ Clubhome.html.
We Run The Promenade
7 a.m. check-in at the Promenade at Westlake parking lot in front of Vintage Grocers, 100 Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks. Pre-run stretch at 8 a.m. 5K run starts 9 a.m. Post-run stretch 10 a.m. Fundraiser for The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. Web: shoppromenade.com/events.
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@hotmail.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.
Multicultural Arts Festival
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on High Street, Moorpark. Music, food, dance, art, children’s activities and shopping. 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/broken electronics, TVs up to 25 inches. No 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 talks 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. Proceeds go 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 60 and children. Veterans and kids under 5 admitted free. 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.
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. Music, casino games, mechanical bull. Benefit for special needs community. Park at Peter Strauss Ranch at 30000 Mulholland Hwy.; shuttle provided. For ages 18 and up. Tickets: $150. Web: goldenheartranchbootsandbbqbash.com.
Poker Tournament And Casino Night Fundraiser
6:15 p.m. check-in at St. Paschal Baylon parish hall, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Texas Hold ‘em tournament starts 7 p.m. Roulette, craps and silent auction. Professional dealers. St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club hosts. Admission, dinner: $10 preregistered, $20 at door. Tourney is $100. For ages 21 up. Charity fundraiser. Contact: Gary Johnson. Phone: 805.410.2887. Email: email@example.com.
St. Francis Music Festival
7 to 9 p.m. on patio, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Scott Eben and L.A. session musicians play classic rock from 1968-72. $20 includes music, food, beer, wine, soda. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 526.5141. Web: StFrancisChurchof- Simi.org.
7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6 p.m. Dance lesson 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. Dick Parent Trio plays. Western theme. $8. Phone: 805.381.2744. Web: crpd.org/ gacc.
Family Star Party
8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road. Watch a PowerPoint show on what’s in the sky and view through telescopes. For ages 6 and up. Ventura County Astronomical Society sponsors. Free. Web: vcas.org.
SUN., MAY 20
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest And Folk Festival
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. Professional bluegrass bands, jamming, folk dancing, contests, kids’ crafts, workshops, food trucks, booths. Look online or call for admission fees. Phone: 818.382.4819. We b : TopangaBanjoFiddle.org.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Calamigos Beach Club, 26025 PCH, Malibu. Meet local plein-air artists of Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. Complimentary valet parking, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Lunch and cocktails for purchase. Web: allied-artists.com.
Noon at campus student center, Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. Informal workshop on clocks or watches at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon. Program at 1 p.m. David Walter discusses watchmaking. Admission: $3. Optional lunch $5 more. Items for sale. Web: nawcc-ch190.com.
2 p.m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo. Violin, cello and piano trio play Dvorak, Beethoven and Piazzolla. Donation at door: $20. Phone: 805.482.3847. Web: mountcross.com/concert-series.
Spring Bell Choir Concert
4 p.m. at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Five handbell choirs, percussion, guitar, bass and a Dixieland combo perform. Contact: Kathy Vernon-Cole. Phone: 805.482.4312.
MON., MAY 21
Conejo Valley Quilters
6:30 p.m. in Pederson Hall, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Norah Mc- Meeking gives a humorous slide show on her quilting adventures during her year teaching in England. $5 guest fee. Web: conejovalleyquilters.com.
WED., MAY 23
Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club
10:30 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, Sunset Ballroom, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Newbury Park High School choir performs. Drawing, wine/wine glasses raffle. Homemade chocolate candy available for gifts. Luncheon: $22. RSVP requested. Contact: Ann Calderaro. Phone: 805. 498.8294.