Keyboard artist and educator in recital

Concert to include jazz bassist

California Lutheran University faculty member Eric Kinsley will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. The pianist will perform solo works from the classical period and the time of transition leading into it. The concert will feature music by Bach and his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel […]

An afternoon of string chamber music

Quartet to play in Thousand Oaks

The Channel Islands String Quartet will present “An Afternoon Of Chamber Music: Mozart, Strauss, Danny Boy and a Bull Fight” at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The program will include Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, an Irish melody “Londonderry Air” by Frank Bridge, Joachin […]


THURS., OCT. 22 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at a member’s house in Camarillo. Potluck luncheon of Portuguese regional food. Open to anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. Address given on RSVP. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. doors open at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 […]

Old tale still delivers in the clutch

‘Damn Yankees’

To fans still smarting over the Dodgers’ most recent playoff meltdown, “(You Gotta Have) Heart,” the signature song from “Damn Yankees,” offers healing consolation. Cabrillo Music Theatre’s slam-bang production of the classic 1955 musical, which plays through Sunday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, helps take the sting out of L.A.’s latest loss with a lively performance of the […]

Women welcome to big challah bake

The Chabad Jewish Centers of the Conejo Valley will host a Mega Challah Bake 500 at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 29 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. The event is open to all women and girls over 14 years old and is open to non-affiliated Jews as well as those of different affiliations including Hadassah, Reform and […]

Pumpkin patch opens in Oak Park

The Oak Park Gardeners will once again host a pumpkin patch for the community from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 24 and 25. As in the past, this year’s event will offer myriad photo opportunities at the garden. Special handmade decorations created by artist Lynn Cumming will be featured this year, said Timmie High, a member […]

They’re not even from Venus anymore

“No more telling girls you like them,” I told my 12-year-old son, who’s now a junior high school student and very much into the opposite sex. “Those people are from another planet.” “Yeah, I know,” he said. “We’re from Mars and they’re from Venus.” “Venus is the second planet from the sun,” I told him. “It orbits the sun every […]

Soroptimists to host wine tasting

Soroptimist International of the Conejo, a service club, will hold its fourth annual wine tasting event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at the home of Mike and Jean Mathews, 2950 Raleigh Place, Thousand Oaks. Four wineries will take part in the event: Bianchi, Giessinger, Opolo and Sunland Vintage. Advance tickets are $30 before Oct. 25 and $35 […]

Haunted mansion event will help local critters

The Herman Bennett Foundation will present its Haunted Mansion Dinner, Ghost Tour and Magic Fundraiser Oct. 30 at the historic Bard Mansion on the Port Hueneme Naval Base. The foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to working with local veterinarians to determine target areas most in need of both educational and low-cost spay and neutering programs to help control […]

CLU sculpture walk

California Lutheran University will line the path between its two galleries with bronze pieces by sculptor Richard Mac- Donald in a display titled “Sculpture | Walk” from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. “Sculpture | Walk” was organized in conjunction with the Representational Art Conference 2015, which will take place Nov. 1 through 4 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Mac- […]