2016-03-24 E-Edition

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Pre -show for ‘Ragtime’

The Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra will give a free concert from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the opening night performance of the musical “Ragtime” at 8 p.m. Thurs., March 24 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. The 6 p.m. free concert will take place on the plaza outside of the Kavli Theatre lobby. The orchestra, which […]


Westlake Village Library will offer the following programs at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. For more information or to register, call (818) 865-9230. Wed., April 6 from noon to 1 p.m.: The Book Club for Adults will discuss “Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Sat., April 9 from 2 to 3 p.m.: Teens 12 to 18 years old can register for Machine […]

Celebrate Easter at Sagebrush Cantina

Reservations are being taken for Sagebrush Cantina’s popular annual Easter brunch. The cantina’s brunch features many gourmet food stations and international faire including a carving station, seafood and shellfish station, made-to-order breakfast bar with omelets and filling choices, Mexican specialties, American and Asian favorites, vegetarian and vegan selections, dessert bar and a chocolate fountain. The brunch also includes champagne, flavored […]

Stellar cast wows in British comic opera

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’

In 1887, all of England was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne. To take advantage of this auspicious occasion, the estimable team of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan decided to stage their next work in the historical setting of the Tower of London. The result, “The Yeomen of the Guard,” became their personal favorite, one […]

Concert with Don Randi and Quest

The Hillcrest Center for the Arts and BrogdenBay will present the Eclectic 2016 Music Series, beginning with Don Randi and Quest at 8 p.m. Sat., March 26 at the center, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A part of The Wrecking Crew studio musicians, Randi played on most of the recordings by the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys, Cher […]

Visiting with Chris Sams of ‘Ragtime’

In “Ragtime,” the 1998 Broadway musical about America at the turn of the 20th century, the concept of racial tolerance is making the show more relevant than ever considering today’s volatile political stage. The national tour of the award-winning musical, adapted by Terrence McNally with a memorable score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is being staged at the Thousand […]


THURS., MARCH 24 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host luncheon and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in Portuguese culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Refreshments […]

Female armed forces veterans bound by service, sacrifice

They share their experiences during a roundtable discussion

Mary Bandini said it’s not uncommon for complete strangers to approach her and her husband when they see the U.S. Air Force sticker on the back of her car. It is also not uncommon, she said, for those same people to drive her to “tears of fury” by belittling or dismissing her service to her country because she’s a woman. […]

Fairground board elects new leaders

The Ventura County Fairgrounds board of directors recently elected Bonnie Atmore as board president and Daniel Long as vice president. Atmore is president and CEO of FOOD Share Inc. She has been listed by the Pacific Coast Business Times in the “Top 50 Women in Business.” Her honors include the Rotary International Service Above Self Award, City of Oxnard Woman […]