Skateboarding and religion: The wheel deal

Several years ago, unbeknownst to them, the members of First United Presbyterian Church of Guthrie, Okla., had the very group they desired to include in their congregation right in their midst. Members were keenly aware that the church lacked the presence and vitality of the young people it needed to thrive, and they voiced a concern to their new pastor […]

Community Expo is fun, educational

Agoura Hills will sponsor its annual Community Expo at Sumac Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 2. Meredith Petit, the city’s recreation supervisor, said the free event is a combination of separate events that the city has sponsored in the past, including Planet Expo and a variety of public safety events. All the elements of the program […]

Redheads have more fun

Taylor Levine, the 7yearold daughter of Shirley and Brian Levine of Agoura Hills, is featured in Redhead Publish-ing’s latest children’s book release, “Little Redheads Across America.” The author received more than 2,500 submissions and 400 redhead children were chosen for the book. Inspired by the extra attention her copper-haired son would receive in public, author Nicole Giladi, a brunette, became […]

‘Once Upon A Mattress’ rolls into town

The Young Artists Ensemble will present “Once Upon A Mattress,” the Broadway musical based on the “Princess and the Pea” fairy tale, from May 1 through 17 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The production is directed by Georgeanne Lees […]

Stages to present audition workshop for kids

Stages Performing Arts Inc., a nonprofit children’s theater camp, will present an audition workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., May 2 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The workshop is for children ages 7 through 15 Students already signed up for Stages’ summer camp of June 22 through July 25 in Agoura […]

Artists invited to exhibit

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will host the annual juried exhibit open to artists from the tri-counties from May 6 through 31 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, adjacent to the Newbury Park Library, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “May Oui.” Recognized artists […]


“Earth” is Disneynature’s feature-length film version of the BBC’s remarkable 2006 “Planet Earth” series that spawned a stellar 11-disc DVD set. I can’t imagine the set not being a part of every home film library in the country, in every secondary and high school’s library and, frankly, every place one finds an available DVD player. We live here, after all. […]

Guests solve mystery of historic murder

Students vs. faculty game

Oak Park High School presents the second annual Students vs. Faculty (Birdcage vs. Middle Age) basketball game at 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 1 in the school gym, 899 N. Kanan Road. Guests can win raffle prizes. One person will get a chance to win $100 during the halftime, half court shot contest. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. Tickets […]

Eat, drink and be merry at food fest

The Valley Cultural Center will host the 10th annual Summer Food, Wine & Microbrew Festival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., May 7 at Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Guests will have the opportunity to sample items from more than 29 local food vendors. Wine, microbrews and other beverages will be offered by more than 22 other […]