Concert presents Chinese music

California Lutheran University’s Department of Languages and Cultures, as well as the Pacifi c Pearl Music Association and the Center for Asian Performing Arts, will present a free Chinese Moon Festival concert at 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 on campus in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane, Thousand Oaks. Traditional Chinese and Western music will be performed by local groups, including […]

New twist on golfing makes sport fun for the whole family

They’re playing on a golf course, but they’re kicking a soccer ball? How is that possible? FootGolf is the latest craze in golf course entertainment and course officials say it’s now being offered at Lake Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills. The game is played with a regulation size-5 soccer ball on a golf course facility with shortened holes and […]

Humane society hosts Italian dinner

Ventura County Humane Society will present its seventh annual Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 outdoors on the lawn at Boccali’s Restaurant at 3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. The event will have an Italian dinner, band and a “Buy It Now” marketplace with items and services from businesses […]

Support your local woodpecker

It’s been coming to a critical stage for some time now, this struggle between a mighty sycamore and my postage-stamp-size deck. The deck has become too tight a fit around the titan’s expanding girth, and my budget has not expanded sufficiently to remodel the deck. In the meantime, nefarious creatures called sycamore borers have somehow sensed that the deck-bound tree’s […]

Pet of the week

The dangers of osteoporosis

10 million people suffer bone loss

Elvira Lindwall, MD, a rheumatologist on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will explain the risk factors, prevention, diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis at a free seminar from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 25 at The Oaks mall near Macy’s Home and Men’s store on the lower level, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Enter the mall on the […]

Keeping the elderly on their feet

The Elderly Fall Prevention Coalition of Ventura County will present a free event titled “Healthy Aging: How to Prevent Falls” from noon to 3 p.m. Fri., Sept. 26 at the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park Community Center Auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The event will have exhibitors, refreshments and raffles. The keynote speaker will […]

A safe way to dispose of old medications

In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the sheriff’s office will set up disposal bins from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at the Thousand Oaks Police Department, 2101 E. Olsen Road. The event is a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration to encourage residents to properly get rid of their expired […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersSat., Sept. 20: ACT course/9a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Mock SAT/A1/9 a.m. to 1p.m.Mock ACT/A1/1:45 to 5:45p.m.Mon., Sept. 22: “Brain HealthAcross the Lifespan”/performing arts education center/periods2 and 4Parent assembly: “ BrainHealth Across the Lifespan”/performing arts education center/7 to 9 p.m.Tues., Sept. 23: “Brain HealthAcross the Lifespan/performingarts education center/periods 3and 5SAT course/3 to 7 p.m.Wed., Sept. 24: Club rush/mainquad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m.ACT […]

Seminar on gifted education to explore new activities

Parents to learn at-home support

The fifth annual Gifted Conference in Las Virgenes Unified School District will focus on the depth and complexity of the curriculum through the new Common Core state standards. The conference, which is geared toward teachers, administrators and parents, will be from 7: 30 to 11: 30 a. m., Sat., Sept. 20 at Yerba Buena Elementary School, 6098 Reyes Adobe Road, […]