2010-04-29

Senior Concerns encourages ‘rewiring,’ not retiring



Senior Concerns will present a free information seminar titled “Don’t Retire, Rewire,” for seniors, middle-aged adults and family members from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., May 11 at the Senior Concerns Adult Day Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Andrea Gallagher, a certified senior advisor and founder of Rethinking Your Future, will provide information on new ways to retire, how […]

Agoura ComedySportz winners get last laugh



Some funny kids at Agoura High School beat 74 other teams at an improvisational comedy competition earlier this month. On April 17 at the National Comedy Theatre in Hollywood, the Agoura High ComedySportz team won the final match against Chaminade High School and came in first place. The games, as the individual ComedySportz competitions are called, pit two improvisational comedy […]

Your turn to speak



Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter— which […]

‘Autism Sings’ to light up The Canyon club



Thousand Oaks filmmaker Keri Bowers and Joanne Lara of Autism Movement Therapy Inc. will present “Autism Sings!”, a musical performed by artists with autism to benefit children with special needs, from 7 to 10 p.m. Wed., May 5 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The house band for the evening will be Jack Mack & the Heart Attack. The […]

Park design talks upcoming



The c ity of Westlake Village will sponsor a series of community outreach workshops to receive input on the location and design of the above-ground elements of the new park. The workshops will meet at the Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The dates are 10 a.m. Sat., May 8; 7 p.m. Tues., May 11 and 7 p.m. […]

CASA hosts orientation



Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will give an informational orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 13 at 1305 Del Norte Road, Ste. 230, Camarillo. CASA is a nationwide organization that trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. In Ventura County there are nearly 9,000 foster children, who are often taken from […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., April 30: Spring musical/G building/7 p.m. Sat., May 1: Spring musical/G building/2 and 7 p.m. Mon., May 3: AP exams through Fri., May 14 Music booster meeting/J-3/7 p.m. Tues., May 4: TAB meeting/faculty dining room/7 p.m. Wed., May 5: Late start day Cinco de Mayo barbecue/quad/ 12:25 p.m. Thurs., May 6: Parent education: Teens and social media/7 […]

Laughter may be the best medicine



Is laughter the best medicine for stress, type 2 diabetes, depression and other ailments? Clinical psychologist Lori Hops, PhD, thinks so and hopes to demonstrate the positive therapeutic effects of a good belly laugh at a workshop sponsored by the Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association on Fri., May 7. “People have been laughing forever,” Hops said, pointing out that […]

Festival features bluegrass



The 50th annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., May 16 at Paramount Ranch on Cornell Road near Agoura Hills. The event attracts thousands of traditional and bluegrass music fans who enjoy old time, folk and bluegrass music. Tickets for ages 18 to 64 are $11 online and $15 at the gate; for ages 10 […]

Community gathers for Agoura expo



The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will present the second annual Community Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 8 at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. The event will promote awareness about the environment, public safety, healthy activity and provide education on ways to keep the community healthy and safe.   Organizations such as the Las […]


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