2017-02-02 E-Edition

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High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 3: ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4: Mock SAT/A1/9 a.m. Tues., Feb. 7: Dance team meeting/faculty dining room/6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 8: TAB meeting/ faculty dining room/4 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., Feb. 3: PFA meeting/ library/8:30 a.m. Choir Broadway night/pavilion/ 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4: Super Saturday/ campus/9 a.m. to 2 p.m. VEX Robotics tournament/ […]

New soloist at temple

Temple Ner Simcha has added a new member to its leadership team, cantorial soloist/ song leader Benny Lipson. Lipson will be leading Shabbat, festival and bar/bat mitzvah services along with Rabbi Michael Barclay, Cantor Sam Glaser, rabbinic intern Jodi Spindell, musical director Mat Gurman and percussionist David Zasloff. A native of Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Lipson performs in various settings across […]

Reagan Foundation to award scholarships

Ventura County high school seniors eligible to apply

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has launched the 18th year of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program. The scholarship program rewards seniors graduating from Ventura County high schools who have demonstrated leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement and commitment to Ventura County throughout their four years of high school. A total of $50,000 in college scholarships will […]

Run Club prepares kids for Great Race

YOUNG ATHLETES—The Oak Hills Run Club trains every Wednesday and Friday morning. The student runners are preparing for the Great Race of Agoura on April 1. Parents Heather Peters, Anastasia Soroa, Heather Shmorak and Stephanie Green run the club.

Renaissance man Steve Martin still youthful at 71

Steve Martin has so many credits on his resume, he’s a one-man entertainment industry. Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, art curator, playwright, musician and author, Martin is a modern-day Renaissance man. His appearance last month at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, presented a unique opportunity for guests to view the mind-set of this highly […]

‘Dirty Dancing’ star dishes on her acting career

When the musical version of “Dirty Dancing” opens at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza tonight, Feb. 2, it will be a homecoming of sorts for actress Bronwyn Reed. She hasn’t performed on a live stage in California since high school, and she’s looking forward to having friends and family in the audience. Reed, who plays Baby, the teenage ingenue […]

Open-jury art show in T.O.

The Thousand Oaks Art Association will present an open-jury show through Feb. 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Works of art by artists from all over Southern California can be seen. For more information including gallery hours, call (805) 498-4390 or visit www.toartgallery.org.

Duo still digging rock and roll music

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey will bring their songs and stories to the Kavli Theater at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 17 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made music together for nearly 50 years, arriving on the scene with a 1962 self-titled album and the hit […]

Guild to present Messiaen masterpiece

The Epiphany Music Guild will present Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (Quartet for the end of time) at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. A complimentary reception will precede the concert at 6 p.m. A pre-concert discussion of the history and music of the piece will be […]