2015-05-21

Registration open for Vacation Bible School



Children age 4 years through sixth grade in the fall can participate in Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., June 22 to 26 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. “Camp Discovery” will conclude with a free family picnic andfunnightfrom5to8pm. Fri., June 26. The week will have Bible lessons, games, […]

Mom drawings were a delight



I wanted to thank you for having the “Kids Draw Mom” activity during Mother’s Day. My kids enjoyed creating their drawings of Mom, and my wife enjoyed seeing the pictures published. It was one of the highlights of her special day. What you may not have known, however, is that this activity also offered us parents a an opportunity to […]

All about orchids



The Conejo Orchid Society will hold its annual Orchid Show and Sale fundraiser June 5 to 7 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Fri., June 5; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., June 6, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., June 7. Demonstrations of orchid dividing and potting […]

Calabasas track stars surge forward



Master class open to teens and adults

Actors and singers can work with Broadway,film performer

Of Note Productions, a nonprofi t organization, will present a master class with Broadway and film actor Rogelio Douglas Jr. at 10 a.m. Sat., May 23 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Class sign-in is 9:30 a.m. Douglas has worked as a singer-songwriter, actor and dancer in music, television, theater and dance. He was a […]

Tour of Jewish culture in L.A.



Congregation B’nai Emet is offering a bus tour of Jewish Los Angeles on Sun., May 31. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from 3050 Kadota St., Simi Valley and return at 4 p.m. The day will include visits to Wilshire Boulevard Temple, an LA historic landmark; a mikveh; kosher butcher; Sephardic synagogue; history of Jewish community of Los Angeles […]

The way it used to be



This last weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying my annual Cub Scout Pack 333 camp out with my third-grade son. Each year I go I am reminded how much we live in a world of uber drivers picking up our kids from school, iPads talking to DVRs and heavily scheduled after school activities. The camp out was once again […]

Shake, rattle and roll

Expert to discuss earthquakes

Dr. Lucy Jones, an earthquake expert with the U.S. Geological Survey and Seismological Laboratory of Caltech, will provide information on causes and consequences of earthquakes at Supervisor Linda Parks’ next dinner event at 7 p.m. Thurs., June 4 at Petra Mediterranean Cuisine, 3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Jones will share information on her work leading a partnership between […]

Dominant decade




The Patriots have dominated for a decade. Viewpoint High’s boys’ tennis team claimed the Gold Coast League title this spring. The team has won 10 straight league titles, including crowns as members of the Liberty and Alpha leagues. “Our biggest goal was to win league,” senior Julian Gordy said. “We just wanted to win because we knew the competition was […]

Country fans: Mark down June 6 in T.O.

Walking Phoenixes among the acts to play at OakHeart

The fourth annual OakHeart Country Music Festival will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 6 at Conejo Creek South Park, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The 2015 artist lineup includes Easton Corbin, Cassadee Pope, Annie Bosko, Blackjack Billy, Eli V, Scotty Mac Band, and the Walking Phoenixes. Presented by The Rotary Club of Westlake Village, the […]


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