Song circles make music

Songmakers will present these free song circles in April for acoustic music instrumentalists, singers and singer/songwriters of all abilities. Listeners welcome. For addresses and more information, call the respective leader or go to Songmakers.org. Simi Valley Song Circle meets every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Call T.J. Zeiler at (805) 910-7565. Agoura Hills Acoustic Music Club hosts song circle […]

Clippers win two championships

City offers camps and programs for children

The Agoura Hills Recreation Center is offering a variety of camps and programs this spring and summer for children. For information on programs or to register, call the rec center at (818) 597-7361 or come by the rec center at 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills, or visit www.agourahillsrec.org. Registration for summer camps has begun. A variety of camps are […]

All aboard for Railfest and vintage trains

The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Railfest 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., March 23 and 24 in Central Park, corner of Central Avenue and Main Street, Fillmore. Admission and parking are free. Railfest 2013 will feature Fillmore & Western Railways’ fully operating and restored Baldwin 1913 Consolidation-type […]

Egg hunts salute start of spring

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is planning an eggcellent egg-stravaganza to mark the coming of spring. The park district’s annual Egg Hunt and Salute to Spring is set for Sat., March 30 at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley. Families with children ages 1 to 10 are invited to grab a basket and […]

Student earns Eagle Scout honor

SOARING— Mark Miller, a junior at Agoura High School and member of Troop 787 of Thousand Oaks, was recognized for his Eagle Scout rank March 3 in the Westlake Village Community Room. His Eagle project, right, consisted of rebuilding fencing and installing shutters for the Paramount Ranch Western Town. His parents are Mark and Melinda Miller of Westlake Village.

Art show benefits abused kids

Emerge! The Art Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23 at The Lakes shopping center, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Half of all proceeds from the show will benefit Casa Pacifica and budding community artists. A trio of artists collaborated this winter to create a series that will […]

Kings of the hardwood

Travel teamfinds road to victory

New standards spread across U.S.

Las Virgenes Unified School District is gearing up for new educational standards. The shift is expected to breathe new life into the way teachers teach, students learn and the state assesses student success. Common Core State Standards, also called “Next Generation Assessment” and “Smarter Balance,” will replace the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system in California in 2013-14. The new […]