Clowns, workshops at family festival

Lutheran churches from Ventura County are jointly sponsoring a Faith Family Festival Fri. and Sat, Sept. 26 and 27 at various sites in Thousand Oaks. All events are open to the public and free of charge except where noted. •”The Healing Power of Laughter and Play,” an interactive presentation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Sept. 26 at […]

Tickets available for Reyes Adobe Days

Tickets and entry forms are available for events during Reyes Adobe Days, Oct. 3 through 5. •Fiesta at the Adobe, a senior luncheon, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 3 at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site. The fiesta will feature Mexican buffet lunch, Spanish music, dancing and museum tours. Cost is $8. Seating is limited, and advance purchase […]

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ worth seeing

Play Review

The Conejo Players’ new production of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” doesn’t squarely hit the bull’s eye, but the show has sufficient merit to make it an enjoyable experience. Now celebrating its 50th season entertaining Conejo Valley audiences, the Conejo Players Theatre rounds up local amateur performers and volunteers in presenting classics as well as rarely seen gems of […]

Friendly theater

In agreement with Loris Lorback and Margott Rifenbark, I have enjoyed the Stage Door Theatre for more than 20 years. There are no more friendly people like Mike and Gale who greet you with friendly kindness and seat you to your requested seat. Their kindness to the young actors who use their theater will always be appreciated. I hope Ms. […]

School officials give state budget makers failing grade

Local rally protests delays

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers RALLY FOR EDUCATION—Oak Park Superintendent of Schools Tony Knight, center, joins about 60 other school teachers, administrators and parents at a Sept. 5 protest in Westlake Village. School officials are demanding that a budget be approved—one that spares public education. School district officials say they are fed up with California lawmakers’ inability to agree on a state […]

Musicians needed

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking musicians and vocalists to perform in homes and boutique areas during the 17th annual Holiday Homes Tour on Dec. 6 and 7. For more information, call Thelma Starr at (818) 591-0619.

NAACP Saturday school to begin

The NAACP Saturday School will begin fall semester registration from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 27 in Peters Hall, room 101, at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The semester begins on Oct. 4 and ends with a graduation and Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 6. The NAACP Saturday School offers cultural and academic enrichment classes to […]

Church to host fall kickoff with picnic, concert

Christian Church of the Hills will host its fall kickoff on Sun., Sept. 14 at the church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The five-member Pearce Family Bluegrass Band of Santa Clarita will give a mini-concert during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Dave Cruse will begin a message series on “Nurturing Healthy Families.” A bringyourown lunch picnic will follow from […]

Birthday bash for Republican women

The Canoga Park/West Hills Federated Republican Women will hold a 50th anniversary party at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 17 at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. The party will include a review of summer events, news on the November election, lunch and birthday cake. Ron Nehring, chair of the California Republican Party, will speak after lunch. He will […]

Rock on the Docks in Ventura

Live music, comedy acts perform on floating dock

Rock on the Docks, a live music series, takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays in September at Ventura Harbor Village Marina in front of Milano’s Restaurant, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Live bands perform on a floating dock while visitors can watch via kayak, pedal boat, electric boat or from the promenade in the Ventura Harbor Village. The bands […]