Simi Valley Community Council

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Posada Royale Hotel, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. Speaker from Charles J. Evered House, division of Hi-Desert Cultural Center. Lunch: $18 cash or check. Open to community. Web:

FRI., AUG. 10

Newcomers/Encore Club

9:45 a.m. outside food court, The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Chat with club members, learn about club activities. Contact: Darlene. Phone: 805.267. 9558.

Document Shredding Event

1 to 4 p.m. at parking lot behind Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce building, 40 W. Cochran St. Limit of five 12-by-15-inch boxes. Cost: $10 per box. On-site shredding. Contact: Chamber. Phone: 805.526. 3900.

SAT., AUG. 11

Book Blow-Out Sale

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. $3 for bag of used books, $5 for a box of books. Simi Valley Friends of the Library sponsors.

Conejo Valley Writers

Noon to 2:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, Card Room, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Optional BYO brown-bag lunch at noon. Program at 12:30 p.m. Former deputy sheriff David Putman speaks on “Raising the stakes: keep your readers on the edge of their seats.” Web:

One-Day Book Sale

4 to 8 p.m. in lobby of Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Children’s and science-fiction used books, instructional materials for sale. Proceeds support library. Friends of Thousand Oaks Library sponsors. Web:

Midsummer Eve Wine Festival

4 to 7:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For ages 21 and up. Sample limited-production local handcrafted wines, microbrews and hors d’oeuvres. Auction. Meet Olympic and Special Olympic athletes. Fundraiser for Thousand Oaks Rotary Foundation. Admission: $75 in advance, $90 at door. Raffle tickets: $20. Contact: Susan Murata. Phone: 805. 390.0027. Web:

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. Michael Kellogg, caller.

Perseid Meteor Shower/ Family Star Party

8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Moorpark College Observatory, 7075 Campus Road. Brief PowerPoint show on meteors, telescope viewing of night sky. For ages 6 and up. Free. Scout troops welcome. Web:

SUN., AUG. 12

Summer Concerts In The Park

5 to 7 p.m. at natural amphitheater, Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Yachtley Crew plays ’70s and ’80s soft rock. Free admission. Bring lawn seating and picnics; no pets. On-site parking only for vehicles with handicap placard. Web:

Free Concert Series

5 to 6:30 p.m. at Gardens of the World American Bandstand, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Santa Barbara-based Ulysses Jazz Band plays New Orleans jazz of 1920s and ’30s, Bring lawn seating and picnics. Smoking, glass containers, alcohol and pets are not allowed. Parking on street or in TOCAP structure across the street. Phone: 805.557.1135. Email:

TUES., AUG. 14

Ventura County Writers Club

7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Rec Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Paul Zakrzewski conducts a workshop on creating a powerful voice that drives the reader further into the story. Contact: Sheli Ellsworth. Phone: 805. 300.1365.

Calif. Hunters’ Alliance

7 to 9 p.m. at 3475 Old Conejo Road, Ste. C-2, Newbury Park. Discussion of summer hunting activities. For all types of hunting (bow, rifle or other). Email:


Assistance League Of Ventura County

10 a.m. at chapter house, 913 E. Santa

Clara St., Ventura. Open to men and women, no age requirement. League runs several philanthropic programs. Phone (daytime): 805.643.2458. Email: Web:

Channel Islands Gulls

11 a.m. at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Display of jewelry for sale. Tickets for centerpieces available. Proceeds go to charities. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.824.4005.

Thousand Oaks Tea Party

6:45 to 9 p.m. in sanctuary, Calvary Chapel, 2697 Lavery Court, Newbury Park. Rob McCoy, pastor, discusses “views on immigration.” RSVP requested. Phone: 805.262.2477.

Christian Toastmasters

7 to 8:30 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, room 2106, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Learn public speaking skills. Contact: Lynn Robinson Scardina. Phone: 805.300.2223. Email:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

7:30 p.m. in community room, East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Stu Sheldon provides newly licensed hams with info on buying the right radio, setting up antenna and getting on the air. Web:

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society

7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for a workshop. Club member swap meet. Refreshments. Phone: 805.373.1330.

FRI., AUG. 17

Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Fed.

5 to 7 p.m. at Viva La Pasta, 525 Country Club Drive, Simi Valley. Informal meeting for people to share ideas of conservative political nature. No RSVP needed. No-host bar. Web:

SAT., AUG. 18

Wings Over Camarillo Air Show/Car Show

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Camarillo Airport. Aerial performances, military aircraft displays, classic cars, live entertainment, STEM pavilion, WW2 reenactors’ camp, food trucks and craft beer. Saturday evening concert by The Spazmatics. Tram service on grounds. Corporate skyboxes and overnight RV parking available. Net profits donated to nonprofit groups. Admission prices on website. Web:

Guided Labyrinth Walk

7 to 8:30 p.m. at labyrinth behind St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Theme: “Praying for others.” Finger labyrinths available. Free. Contact: Church office. Phone: 805. 482.8831. Email:

Ballroom Dance

7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 6 p.m. Free dance lesson from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. Tropic Starr band performs. Luau theme. Tickets: $8. Phone: 805.381.2744. Web: gacc.

Curling Open House

7:30 p.m. at Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. SoCal Curling hosts. All levels of players welcome. Instruction provided for beginners. All equipment provided. For ages 12 and up. $20. RSVP requested. Contact: Kate. Email:

SUN., AUG. 19

Watch/Clock Association

Noon at campus student center, Ventura

College, 4667 Telegraph Road. Informal workshop on watches or clocks at 11 a.m. Items for sale. Program at 1 p.m. Dave Coatsworth discusses “Collecting American pocket watches.” Admission: $3. Optional lunch an additional $5. Web:

Comedy Show

2 to 3 p.m. at Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. Jason Love performs special comedy routine. Clean material. Free admission. Friends of the Camarillo Library sponsors. Phone: 805.388.5275.

Soda Bottle Rocket Event

3 to 4:30 p.m. at Grape Arbor Park, 5098 Parkville Road, Calabasas. Bring two empty 2-liter Pepsi-brand plastic bottles. Build, decorate and fly a rocket. For boys and girls in grades K-5. Cub Scout Pack 127 sponsors. Phone: 818.865.0100. Email:

Free Concert Series

5 to 6:30 p.m. at Gardens of the World American Bandstand, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Music of the prohibition and flapper eras with Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys. Bring lawn seating and picnics. Smoking, glass containers, alcohol and pets are not allowed. Parking on street or in TOCAP structure across the street. Phone: 805.557.1135. Email: info@

Silents Under The Stars

7:30 p.m. at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. Guided walking tour of ranch at 6:30 p.m. followed by outdoor screening of “Flesh and the Devil” (1926) with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Tickets: $6 adults and teens, $2 for kids under 12. Phone: 805.370.2301.

MON., AUG. 20

Conejo Valley Genealogical Society

6:30 p.m. in community room, Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Gary Dickey, retired pastor, speaks on “Where have you been and where are you going?” on the subject of DNA. Open to public.

FRI., AUG. 24

Movie In The Park

About 8 p.m. or dusk at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. Free admission. Bring blanket for seating and snacks. Phone: 805.482.1996.