Rockin’ and a-joggin’ to help the school

Juried show open for entries

The Thousand Oaks Artist Association 2014 Open Juried Art Show in February is accepting entries from all visual artists living in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles or Orange counties. Accepted works will be displayed at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Three cash awards will be offered per category, plus a Best of Show cash prize […]

Christmas arrives early at Leonis Adobe

Dinner for all

Temple Adat Elohim invites the community to its 19th annual Christmas dinner served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 25 at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. More than 350 home-cooked meals are expected to be served to the guests, mostly the homeless and the elderly. In addition to a hot meal, holiday-themed entertainment will also […]

Stock up on Christmas cookies

Containers are just $5

Members of The Church of the Epiphany will present their annual Christmas Cookie Exchange from 11 a.m. to noon Sun., Dec. 15 at the church, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Church members will bake hundreds of cookies, bars and goodies in advance, which will be displayed for individual selection by the public. Shoppers will have the opportunity to hand-pick many […]

Triunfo YMCA camp offers winter fun

The Triunfo YMCA will host its annual holiday camp from Dec. 23 through 27 and Dec. 30 through Jan. 3 at the YMCA daycare facility at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The camp, which coincides with winter school break, will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The camp is for kids in kindergarten through eighth […]

Recycled, reused and green furniture: a long-lasting holiday gift

This holiday, consider giving a long-lasting green gift, sure to be used frequently by the recipient. Refinish a piece of a spouse’s or parents’ favorite furniture, buy used furniture or buy new furniture made from recycled or low-emission materials. From a sentimental perspective, few gifts beat the benefits of giving old furniture a prolonged life. Old furniture is typically made […]

Boats light up in Ventura Harbor

The Ventura Harbor presents the 37th annual Ventura Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and fireworks at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 20 and 21. On Sat., Dec. 21, Santa and his sleigh will fly across the sky above the harbor to start the boat parade. A fireworks display will follow the Parade of Lights each evening. The Winter Wonderland […]

Blighted Christmas tree was a miracle

Back in 1995, the rural Agoura community I live in had an area set aside where residents could divest their households of all manner of unwanted items. Stereos, sinks, vacuums, birdbaths, bicycles and the occasional rowboat might turn up among the discards. Especially during the hot summer months, folks pitched out their old Christmas items, as if their brains were […]

Celebration at Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow will celebrate its anniversary with a multi- rescue group dog adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 14 at 29348 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. In addition to pet adoptions, the event will include complimentary canine holiday photos, food and beverages for guests and their humans, and a drawing for a deluxe Camp Bow Wow gift […]