2014-04-03 E-Edition

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Farewell, oh hammer and nail

It’s a class at school that was synonymous with 20th century education—wood shop for boys (and its counterpart for girls, home economics). A fun, practical class and an easy grade, not to mention. Most kids loved it. Wood shop gave boys the opportunity to learn practical skills and work with tools they might never encounter at home. They learned to […]


Coinciding with the Dodger’s opening weekend, Gallery 319 in Woodland Hills will present a Grand Slam Celebration featuring Dodger legend Steve Garvey (shown in the painting above) and sports artist Stephen Holland. Sports and art enthusiasts can admire and purchase a variety of images and memorabilia. The show will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., April 5 at 19720 […]

The Movie Nut

Yes, the story told on the screen strays from the story told in the Bible, but it’s those differences that help make “Noah” more human, more entertaining and more emotionally involving. Most children know the biblical version: When God saw how corrupt mankind had become, he decided to destroy the earth with a flood. But he clearly intended to spare […]

Fairy tales with a twist

The Agoura High School Theatre Department will present its spring musical, “Into The Woods” by Stephen Sondheim, from Tues. through Sat., April 8 to 12 in the AHS Performing Arts Education Center Main Stage, 28545 Driver Ave. The play is a modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little […]

Programs help support those with cancer

The Cancer Support Community will offer the following free programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors, and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org or call (805) 379-4777. Tues., April 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Potluck Karaoke Night will feature karaoke-style entertainment by Beatrice Verdi. Attendees are asked […]

The preservation of historic sites

The Acorn’s March 27 story regarding the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Preservation Report Card (“Calabasas earns A+ for historic preservation”) contained some errors and misconceptions that we would like to address. Amy Brink, director of community services for the City of Agoura Hills, was quoted as saying, “The more buildings you have, the more points you get,” and that Agoura Hills […]

Kids really dig Arbor Day

YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS— Above, 5-year-old Blake Maricle, left, and his 2-yearold brother, Camren, help chip in with the planting of an oak tree along a hillside in Gates Canyon Park during the Calabasas Arbor Day Celebration on March 22.

Singers sought for ensemble

Interviews and auditions are being held for da capo Artists Ensemble, a new, small consortium of trained musicians who will present seldomperformed art songs for soirees and recitals for invited guests. The group will have an eight-voice vocal ensemble of classically trained singers. Openings are available for one alto/mezzo soprano and one bass as well as a string quartet and […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., April 4: Relay For Lifethrough Sat., April 5Sat., April 5: ComedySportz/Gbuilding/6 p.m.Tues., April 8: Musical throughSat., April 12/performing artseducation centerCharger Club/A1/7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesMon., April 7: PFC meeting/lecture hall/9:30 a.m.Tues., April 8: Cheer workshops/ 4 to 6 p.m.“Young Frankenstein” musical through Sat., April 12/7 p.m.Thurs., April 10: Grad nighttickets on saleCheer workshops/4 to 6 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., […]