2010-12-02 E-Edition

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Los Robles Children’s Choir to spread the ‘Joy! Joy! Joy!’

The Los Robles Children’s Choir will present the concert “Joy! Joy! Joy!” at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11 in the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For tickets, which cost $10, $20 and $25, call (805) 480-9416 or go to tickets@singingchildren .com.

‘Kiss Me Kate’ has Cole Porter at his best

Play review

The crowning achievement of Cole Porter’s career was “Kiss Me, Kate,” a knockabout lampooning of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” that was a major hit during the 1948-49 Broadway season. Porter was coming off three flops in a row, and there were rumblings throughout the Broadway community that he was, at age 57, over the hill. The show, which […]

Church dinner theater revisits Bethlehem

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church invites the community to “In Bethlehem Inn” Dinner Theater, a production centered on the birth of Christ and performed in an intimate, family-focused setting, from 6 to 8 pm. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 11 and 12 at the church, 3797 W. Lynn Road, Newbury Park. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children age […]

Take steps to avoid common runners’ injuries

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries— including stress fractures of the foot—seen by foot and ankle surgeons. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with little […]

No clear-cut hoops favorite this season

Marmonte League winter preview: Boys’ basketball

Basketball is a winter wonderland. Just in time for the Festival of Lights, local hoops teams light up scoreboards like Hanukkah menorahs. With Christmas around the corner, high-flying student-athletes deliver dunks, 3-point rainbows and the sweet sounds of swish after swish. And then there’s Festivus— for the rest of us—and Clippers fans who need to root for a competitive team. […]

Mind the mistletoe

Q: After leaves started falling off the large sycamore tree in my front yard, I noticed that some of the areas of my tree, way up on the top, are still green. Talking to a neighbor, he said the patches are mistletoe. There are three “globs” of it about the size of a basketball in different areas of my tree. […]

Realtors begin collecting toys for needy tots

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Reserve, is sponsoring its annual Toys for Tots charity drive throughout the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley and Moorpark. At the annual kickoff on Nov. 19, the association donated a variety of unwrapped toys and games. Colorful receptacles were distributed to real estate brokerage offices and schools as […]

Westlake Art Guild hosts open house

The Westlake Village Art Guild will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The guild is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to further interest, knowledge, self-development and exchange of ideas in the field of visual arts. Founded in 1969, its member base is […]