Artists, performers, educators may apply for grants

The Alliance for the Arts welcomes applications from presenters, performers, educators, and arts exhibitors seeking financial underwriting to help support their programs being presented in either the Kavli Theatre or Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Special funding is available for educational, children’s and other groups performing in the Scherr Forum Theatre. Completed grant applica-tions must […]

Esteban music video shot in Agoura Hills

Esteban, one of the world’s leading classical/flamenco guitar-ists, spent the day performing on Tues., Sept. 3 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills for the filming of his new music video "Malguena Rhumba," which is scheduled for release this winter. "This video is designed to reach an audience virtually unaware of this artist’s music," said director and co-producer of the video, […]

Likes Solomon for water board

Vern Padgett claims he lowered our water rates. I am a customer of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Looking at my water bills, he didn’t save me a plug nickel. Did he lower your water bill? Turns out, Vern and his stealthy gang of supporters, the so-called Citizens for Lower Water Rates, only lowered rates for the biggest users. […]

Benedectine monks to host fall festival

The Benedictine monks of St. Andrew’s Abbey will open their 800-acre monastery ranch grounds in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the hamlet of Valyermo near Pearblossom to the public for their 45th annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun., Sept. 28 and 29. Among the highlights will be country music with costumed […]

Volunteers needed to help abused, neglected children’s program

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program of Interface Children Family Services, is looking for individuals (especially men) who want to "serve as a powerful voice" in the life of an abused or neglected child. CASA will begin its 52-hour fall training program on Oct. 1. Training will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights for five weeks and for […]

Decoupage course planned

Westlake artist Shirley La Porte will lead a workshop in "Reverse Decoupage Decorative Plate" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Participants will learn how to place dried native flowers, specialty papers and copies of photos on the underside of glass plates. La Porte’s work has been featured in magazines and […]

Notice to schools

No publication reaches more local residents than The Acorn Newspapers. If you want people to know about a school fundraiser or special event, please fax the information to (818) 706-8942. And call Steve Holt, editor, at (818) 706-0266 for coverage of special events or assemblies. We’re here for you.

Auction, dinner to benefit symphony

A fundraising event featuring a wine auction and gourmet dinner that will benefit the children’s programs of New West Symphony will begin 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 at the home of Tom and Lisa Miller in Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks. The New West Symphony Orchestra will auction a rare bottle of 1848 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux wine, six bottles of the […]

MDA says ‘Thank you’

MDA says ‘Thank you’ From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone in your area who supported the Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association over the Labor Day weekend. Thanks to their support, the telethon broadcast on KCAL 9 raised $4,052,624 to help families in this community who are struggling with muscle-wasting diseases. We also […]