Datebook




THURS., MAY 15

Acoustic Music Club Camarillo Acoustic Music Club meets 7 to 11 p.m., private home. Beginner to expert musicians. Guests welcome to play or listen. T.J. Zeiler, (805) 482-0029, www.Songmakers.org.

Good Food And Brew Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce hosts Food, Wine and Microbrew Festival, Westfield Promenade, corner Erwin and Topanga Canyon boulevards, Woodland Hills. Local restaurants, wineries, microbreweries present tastings. Call for tickets, (818) 7041358.

FRI., MAY 16

‘Pure Goldwater’ Moorpark City Library presents former Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. discussing and signing his new book “Pure Goldwater,” about his father, Sen. Goldwater. 7 p.m. Apricot Room, Moorpark Civic Center, 699 Moorpark Ave. Free admission. Books available for purchase on site. (805) 517-6370.

Oil Paint Artist Simi Valley Art Association meets 7 p.m., Simi Valley Library Community Room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Anne Cannata demonstrates oil painting. $7 donation. Students free with paying adult. Michelle Adler, (805) 5264599.

Luncheon With Admiral Conejo Valley/Simi Valley Republican Women Federated clubs host luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Thousand Oaks Inn banquet facility, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Retired Rear Adm. George Strohsahl discusses Sen. John McCain’s Navy career. $20. RSVP required. (805) 495-7509, srbranigan.srb@verison.net.

Getaway Weekend Weakenders RV Club hosts monthly campout today through Sunday, Mountain Lakes Resort in Lyttle Creek. Resort offers swimming, fishing, miniature golf, movies. Saturday’s potluck dinner is “hamburger night.” Campfire, Sunday brunch. Guests welcome. www.weakendersrv.com.

‘Curious Savage’ “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick opens 8 p.m., High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Runs through June 15. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $8 children 12 and under. Box office, (805) 529-8700.

Planet Images Ventura County Astronomical Society meets 7:30 p.m., multipurpose room, Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Dr. Marshall Perrin discusses imaging of planet formation. Public invited. Carl Ashley, (805) 642-5166, vcas1@aol.com., www.vcas.org.

Spring Shindig Banyan Elementary School hosts Spring Shindig, 5 to 9 p.m. on campus, 1120 Knollwood Drive, Newbury Park. Family country hoedown with music, dancing, trick roper, games, crafts, auction. $5 person, $20 family.

SAT., MAY 17

Relay For Life Calabasas 24hour Relay for Life begins 10 a.m., A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Ends 10 a.m. Sunday. Teams continuous walk track to raise funds for American Cancer Society. Food, entertainment, games, music, raffles. Luminaria ceremony 9 p.m. today. Sharon (818) 633-8393.

Art By Children Second Kids Art Show from noon to 2 p.m., at Coffee ‘N Dreams (near new fountain), Janss Marketplace, Moorpark Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Artwork by children sold on first come, first served basis for donations starting at $10. Proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica. (805) 492-6546.

March Of Dimes March for Babies (formerly WalkAmerica), 8 a.m., Rancho Tapo Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Registration starts 7 a.m. March of Dimes premier fundraiser. Funds raised support grants for prenatal risk assessment, pregnancy case management, education.

Generation Celebration Conejo Recreation & Park District presents “For the sandwich generation and those they love,” day of information for baby boomers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Showcase of 40 nonprofit & community businesses that cover health, financies, long-term care, housing, insurance. Seminars. Silent auction benefits senior programs. Free admission. Presale tickets for lunch $3 age 50 and up, $5 all others. (805) 381-2744.

Furry Critters National Park Service lecture series presents “Little Furry Critters,” 2 to 4 p.m., National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Wildlife biologist Cathy Schoonmaker gives presentation on small mammals living in Santa Monica Mountains area. Free, for all ages. (805) 3702329.

For The Moms Moorpark Moms Connection hosts 10th birthday celebration, 1 to 3 p.m., pavilion at Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Past, present, prospective members invited. Cake, games. RSVP Moorparkmomsconnection @hotmail.com.

Livingston Gala Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association hosts 60th anniversary gala celebration, 6 p.m., Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Cocktails, dinner, dancing. Charles M. Hair, MD, honored. Festive attire. $250. Marc Wilde, (805) 6420239, ext. 603. www.livingstonvna.org.

Artisan Craft Faire Leonis Adobe Museum presents Artisan Craft Faire, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on museum grounds, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Demonstrations in woodcarving, leatherwork, jewelry making, spinning, plein-air painting, American Indian gourd painting. Free entry.

Look Up Relations Ventura County Genealogical Society meets 1 p.m., Ventura LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Pastor Gary Alan Dickey discusses how to solve difficult lines. Workshops on computers, organizing data. Free, Guests welcome. Phil, (805) 654-1127.

School Street Fair Newbury Park High School Panther Band sponsors second annual Street Fair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on campus, 456 Reino Road. Farmers’ market, Kid Zone carnival, rummage sale, street vendors, arts and crafts booths, live music, swap meet. Benefits school instrumental music department. Sandy Gross, (805) 499-7790.

Hypnotic Show The Globe Theatre hosts fundraiser event with hypnotist Jerry McLane, 4 p.m., 1909 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Audience participation. $15 adults, $10 seniors, students. (310) 455-9400, www.shakespeare-usa.com.

Rolls-Royce Exhibit RollsRoyce Owner’s Club Southern California Region displays British motorcars 9 a.m., World Class Motoring showroom, 5076 Chesebro Road, Agoura Hills. Later that morning, motorcars drive in procession onto Kanan Road to Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. Jeff Perlman, (818) 317-3070.

Learn About Dinosaurs Robert and Maxine Dearborn present program on prehistoric creatures including dinosaur bones, 11 a.m., Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. Free, for families. (818) 227-0017.

Caravan Dance Thousand Oaks Dance Club hosts dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center ballroom, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 7 p.m. Music by Caravan. Singles, couples welcome. Light refreshments. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. (805) 381-2744.

In The Round Camelot Round Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. All skill levels welcome. Refreshments served. $7 admission. (805) 3888867, (805) 482-0882.

Peddler’s Fair 24th annual Ojai Peddler’s Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., today and Sunday, Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave. Antiques, collectibles, handcrafts, international crafts. Free admission. Free parking in adjacent municipal lot. Benefit for Nordhoff High School Music Department. Pat, (805) 964-8915.

SUN., MAY 18

Clock/Watch Display Ventura County and Santa Barbara County chapter of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors hosts inaugural Antique Clock and Watch Show/Mart, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Commemorative Air Force hangar, Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. Clock exhibit, 60 tables of antique clocks, watches, parts, tools for sale. Admission $10, includes tour of the WW II Air Museum, aircraft. Open to public. (805) 988-1764, www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Kids Carnival Jr. Variety presents Kids 4 Kids Carnival, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. Carnival games, go-carts, inflatable rides, food, face painting, raffle, silent auction, prizes, music by H2H. Free admission. Fundraiser for The Children’s Charity of Southern California. www.VarietySoCal.org.

Esteban Performs Lindero Canyon Middle School hosts fundraising concert with guitarist Esteban, The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Dinner 6 p.m. by reservation only. Concert 7:30 p.m. Raffle for autographed guitar. $20 plus surcharge, adults. $15 plus surcharge, students with ID. Dinner additional cost. $5 raffle tickets. Box office, (818) 879-5016.

Banjo Fiddle Contest 48th annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Paramount Movie Ranch, Cornell Road near Agoura Hills. 100 musicians compete for awards. Professional bands. Folk singing, folk dancing, folk art booths, children’s music and crafts. $12 adults, $7 children 10 to 17 and seniors 65 up, free for children under 10. May bring picnic, instruments. (818) 382-4819, info@topangabanjofiddle.org., www.topangabanjofiddle.org.

Tour de Cure American Diabetes Association hosts Tour de Cure fundraiser, Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. 62-mile ride departs 7:30 a.m., 30-mile ride 9 a.m., 5mile ride 9 a.m. (800) DIABETES, www.diabetes.org/tour.

Rebozo Festival Las Madrinas hosts fourth annual Rebozo Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Historic Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. Mariachi music, brunch, live and silent auctions, fashion show of woven Mexican shawls (rebozos). $35. Proceeds benefit Inlakech Cultural Arts Center. (805) 650-3636.

Poppies Galore Conejo Valley Botanic Garden hosts annual Matilija Poppy Festival, 1 to 5 p.m., nursery area, 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Speakers on gardening topics, tours, children’s activities, plant sale, free popcorn. Free admission. (818) 889-2835.

Visit Yacht Club Fairwind Yacht Club, economical sailing cooperative at Channel Islands Harbor, hosts open house for sailors, sailorstobe at 10 a.m., Peninsula Park, 3701 Peninsula Road, Oxnard. Tour the boats, go for sail, complementary lunch. Free. www.fairwind.org.

MON., MAY 19

Meet GOP

Candidates Reservations due for Canoga Park West Hills Republican Women’s Club luncheon, Wed., May 21, Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Doors open 10 a.m., meeting starts 10:30 a.m. GOP candidates state positions, meet voters. Elaine Klock, parliamentarian for L.A. County Republican Women, discusses ballot propositions. Visitors welcome. RSVP Andria Page, (818) 894-1081.

TUES., MAY 20

Space Cadets Fried-Out Features hosts live radio science fiction play with original music and live sound effects, “Jackie and Phil on Planet 10, Part 2,” 7 p.m. Border’s Books, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Based on book “Tales of the Astro Force” by J.C. Egan. Free, limited seating. (805) 497-8159.

Dive Into The Sea Conejo Valley SCUBA Dive Club meets, 7 p.m., El Torito Mexican Grill, 449 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Members get discounts on gear, trips, air fills for tanks. Bill Avery, (818) 601-1991.

Hear About Opera Friends of Platt Library host seventh Los Angeles Opera Talk on Puccini’s “La Rondine,” 7 p.m., 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free admission, no reservations needed. (818) 340-9386, www.plattlibrary.org.

WED., MAY 21

Ride Of Silence Annual International Ride of Silence, observance for accidentrelated deaths/injuries of bicycle riders. Meets 6:30 p.m. in front of Countrywide building, 225 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks. Brief program before ride launch 7 p.m. Silent bike ride of 10.5 miles, no hills. Bicycles, helmets required; front and back lights suggested. Free. www.rideofsilence.org.

Democratic Candidates Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club meets 7 p.m., Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Local, state, federal Democratic candidates invited to speak, answer questions, Refreshments served. Free, open to public. (805) 582-2234.

After Five Mixer Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts After Five Mixer, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Selvin Properties, 3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. “Picnic in the courtyard” networking event. Refreshments, music, raffle prizes. $2 Chamber members, $10 nonmembers. No RSVP required. www.towlvchamber.org.

THURS., MAY 22

Miniature Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets, Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with Q&A by consulting rosarians. Bill De Vor, managing director of NorEast miniature division of Greenheart Farms in Arroyo Grande, shares production schedule of miniature rose. Lending library available, refreshments provided. Visitors welcome. www.venturarose.org.

FRI., MAY 23

Jazz Night Simi Valley High School Music Department presents free Jazz Night, 7 p.m., school multipurpose room, 5400 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Big Band, Latin Jazz Combo perform.

SAT., MAY 24

Cajun Music Fest Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise presents 19th annual Cajun Creole Music Festival, Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. All day live bands, Mardi Gras parade, vendors, Gator Run. Net proceeds donated to nonprofit charities. $13 per day advance, $15 at gate. Children 12 and under free. Off-site parking with shuttle service. www.simicajun.org.

Tibetan Tapestries Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild meets, 9:30 a.m., 701 S. Del Norte Blvd., Units 115 and 120, Oxnard. Michael Rohde gives illustrated presentation on tapestries he created, inspired by travels in Tibet. Free, open to public. Workshop with Deborah Jarchow, weaving rayon chenille scarf, 1 to 4 p.m., today through Monday, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo. $100 cost, $50 materials fee, $7/day parking. Workshop RSVP Silvia Leidig, (805) 647-2477.


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