2008-12-18 / Calendar


WED., DEC. 17

Santa Susana High

Instrumental Music Performs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center stage, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Performances by Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. Free. Phone: 805.522.6449 Contact: Stephanie Email: StampMomster @aol.com Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/17/2008

Democratic Club

of Conejo Valley Holds holiday potluck at Hillcrest Center, 403 HIllcrest Drive, Thosuand oaks. Election of officers. Bring canned goods for Manna food bank. Email: thommullens@yahoo.com Web: www.conejodemocrats.com Time: 6:30 p.m. Date: 12/17/2008

Simi Valley/Moorpark

Democratic Club Hosts victory holiday party/potluck at Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon road. Bring appetizers, dessert or warm dish. Phone: 805.582.2234 Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/17/2008

THURS., JAN. 1 THURS., JAN. 1 Acoustic Music Club 7:30 to 11 p.m. in private home in Simi Valley. Musicians of all skill levels. Play or listen to acoustic music. Free. Phone: 805.579.6416 Contact: M. Gregory Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 12/ 17/2008


Conejo Valley

Bonsai Society Hosts annual holiday party at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Phone: 805.495.7480 Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 12/18/2008

The Nutcracker

Suite Electronique Presented by Earthwalk Dance Company and Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet at 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Arranged by Seattle composer Brete. $25, $15. Phone: 818.679.3259 Contact: James Email: james @earthwalkdance.com Web: www.highwaysperformance.org

Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 12/18/2008

FRI., DEC. 19

Simi Valley Art Association Meets in community room, Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Magoo C. Valencia demonstrates techniques in pastel art work. $5 members, $7 nonmembers, free for students accompanied by adult. Phone: 805.526.4599 Contact: Michelle Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/ 19/2008

Los Cerritos Choir 120-voice group performs holiday music at The Oaks mall outside area, Thousand Oaks. Free.

Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/19/2008

SAT., DEC. 20

Moorpark College

Teaching Zoo Hosts inaugural Artic Lights event, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Sunday at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. Real snow, activities for all ages, music, sunset animal show, holiday light. Educates public about Artic environment and species affected by global warming. $5 adults, $4 children. Phone: 805.378.1441 Web: www .moorparkcollege.edu/zoo Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 12/20/2008

CARnival Family Fun Day Petersen Automotive Museum hosts third annual CARnival Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax, Los Angeles. Features exhibition, "From Autocamps to Airstreams: The Early Road to Vacationland." Balloon twisting, face painting, storytelling by Ina BucknerBarnette, children's crafts, gallery scavenger hunt. Free to museum members and with general museum admission. Free admission for all children today. Phone: 323.964.6308 Contact: Liv Email: lamend@petersen.org Web: www.petersen.org Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 12/20/2008 Ventura County


Society Annual potluck luncheon at Ventura LDS Family History Center, 35021 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Bring main dish, salad or desset to share. Place settings, water provided. Officer election. Members share success stories. Phone: 805.654.1127 Contact: Phil Time: 12:00 p.m. Date: 12/20/ 2008

Holiday Program 5 to 7 p.m. at Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. Agoura High School Jazz Combo, vocal quartet perform. Hot drinks, dessert served. Crafts for children. Free with toy donations for Agoura Valley Women's Club toy drive. Bring lawn seating. Phone: 818.597.7361 Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 12/20/2008

All American Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" ballet at Ventura High School auditorium, 2 N. Catalina St., Ventura. 5:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday. Choreographed by Alexei Badrak. With 70 students from college and dance schools, professional guest artists. Tickets $15 to $28. Phone: 805.650.6316 Web: www.allamericanballet.org Time: 5:30 p.m. Date: 12/20/2008

Thousand Oaks Dance Club Holiday dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 7 p.m. Live music by the Unforgettables. Singles, couples welcomed. Light refreshments. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Phone: 805.381.2744 Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 12/20/2008

SUN., DEC. 21

Fairwind Yacht Club Hosts open house for sailors, sailors-to-be at Peninsula Park, 4301 Peninsula Road, Oxnard. Tour boats, go sailing. Free. Web: www.fairwind.org Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: 12/21/2008

Menorah Lighting Sixth annual Chabad Hanukkah festival at Universal CityWalk, 1000 Universal City Plaza. 5 to 9 p.m. free celebration with live entertainment by Israeli artists, children and adult activities. 6:45 to 8 p.m. lighting 15foot menorah. Phone: 818.758.1818 Contact: Rabbi Yanky Kahn Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 12/21/2008

Community Gathering 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Free hot chocolate, coffee, cookies. Free 17-minute outdoor Christmas light show that repeats. Phone: 818.889.1620 Web: www .stpaulagoura.com Time: 6:30 p.m. Date: 12/21/2008

MON., DEC. 22

Celtic Christmas Show At Ojai Valley Women's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for will call, 6:45 p.m. ticket holders. Irish step dancers, Celtic/Japanese fusion quintet. $20 advance, $22 at door. General seating. Phone: 805.665.8852 Contact: Shane Web: www .ojaiconcertseries.com Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/22/2008


Annual Community

Holiday Dinner 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. For families, seniors, children. Music and entertainment for children. Sponsored by Temple Adat Elohim of Thousand Oaks. Free, no reservations needed. Phone: 805.497.7101 Time: 11:30 a.m. Date: 12/25/2008

SAT., DEC. 27

Conejo Valley Archers Shoot 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tapo Canyon Park, 4651 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Rain or shine. All equipment, instructors provided. All ages. $3 for four hours shooting. Phone: 805.530.1339 Web: www .cvarchers.org Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 12/27/2008

SUN., DEC. 28

Hanukkah Festival 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Ventura Harbor. 20-foot menorah lighting, children's show. live music, hot latkes, kosher food, carnival rides, Judaica boutique, olive oil press demo. Free to public. Sponsored by Chabad of Oxnard Jewish Center. Phone: 805.382.4770 Web: www.ChabadofOxnard.com Time: 2:30 p.m. Date: 12/28/2008

TUES., DEC. 30

Gobal Exchange Ventura County Supporters Local resident Jed Harris describes recent trip to refugee camps and families in West Bank and Israel at Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Free, open to public.

Phone: 805.498.9401 Email: GlobalExchangeVCS@yahoo.com

Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/30/2008

Chinese New Year

Spectacular 8 to 10 p.m. at Pasadena Civic Center, 601 E. Walnut St. New Yorkbased Divine Performing Arts company presents classical Chinese dance, music. Live orchestra, 100 dancers and musicans, digital backdrops, bilingual hosts. Dec. 31 through Jan. 4 afternoon, evening shows. Tickets $35 to $188. Web: www.laspectacular.com Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 12/30/2008

WED., DEC. 31

New Year's Eve Gala Opening night performance of "Hank Williams: The Lost Highway" at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. Catered dinner 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Full package includes post-show champagne reception. Call box office for ticket information. Phone: 805.583.7900 Web: www.simi-arts.org Time: 6:30 p.m. Date: 12/31/2008 MON., JAN. 5

Daughters of American Revolution

Meets at Plug Nickle Restaurant, 717

Lakefleld Road, West

lake Village. Social

time 10:30 a.m. Busi

ness meeting 11 a.m.

Lunch follows. Diane Johnson speaks on "Shaking stories form your family tree." Reservations due Dec. 29. Phone: 805.777.0082 Contact: Barbara Time: 10:30 a.m. Date: 1/5/2009

GFWC Camarillo

Women's Club Meets at Sterling HIlls Golf Club, 901 Sterling Drive, Camarillo. Lunch, program on "Pat and Her Fabulous Hat." $15. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.377.4422 Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 1/5/2009


Westlake Village

Garden Club Meets at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Refreshments served 9:30 a.m. Meeting 10 a.m. Joyce Reed of Conejo Valley Garden Club shows how to propagate new plants from cuttings. Phone: 818.706.8217 Contact: Carol Time: 9:30 a.m. Date: 1/6/ 2009

Woodland Hills

Republican Women Meets at Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento Drive, Calabasas. Business meeting, lunch, speaker discusses stem cell research. Phone: 818.346.7390 Time: 10:30 a.m. Date: 1/6/2009

WED., JAN. 7

Ventura County

Archaeological Society Meets at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Jennifer Perry, PhD, Pomona College archaeology professor, talks on "Landscapes, seascapes and spiritscapes of the Santa Barbara Channel." Free. Phone: 805.205.0826 Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 1/7/2009

FRI., JAN. 9

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," musical based on Neil Sedaka songs, 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 18 at Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $38 to $74. Phone: 805.449.2787 Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 1/9/2009 SAT., JAN. 10

Ventura County

Rose Society Eighth annual Pruning Old Garden Roses Demonstration at Stagecoach Inn Museum Rose Garden, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Rose experts demonstrate pruning techniques for flowers. Rose auction at 11 a.m. Free admission. Refreshments provided. Rain date Jan. 17. Phone: 805.498.0861 Contact: Kathy Time: 8:00 a.m. Date: 1/10/ 2009

San Fernando Valley

Recorder Players Perform at Woodland HIlls Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd. Free.

Time: 2:00 p.m. Date: 1/10/2009

MON., JAN. 12

Conejo Orchid Society Meets at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Tony Velarde speaks on care of cymbidiums. Refreshments, orchid raffle. Guests welcomed. Phone: 818.991.1275 Contact: Jannis Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 1/12/ 2009

Freethinkers of

Ventura County Meets Round Table Pizza, 880 Arneill Road, Camarillo. 6 to 6:30 p.m. optional dinner. 7:30 p.m. meeting. Member Jennifer Chandler discusses her experiences during a semester abroad in Italy, "The Catholic Church's version of the Galileo affair and other hilarious versions of historical events." Free program, no host dinner.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 1/12/2009

WED., JAN. 14

Santa Barbara Music Club Free concert by Wesmont students at Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu. Westmont Chamber Singers, Musical Drama Worship Class, Siloam String Quartet. Phone: 805.969.7183 Web: www.sbmusicclub.org Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 1/14/2009

FRI., JAN. 16

Ventura County

Astronomical Society Meets in multipurpose room, Mesa Union School, 3901 N. Mesa School Road, Somis. Dr. Marc Rayman, mission manager/chief engineer on the Dawn Mission, will speak on the Dawn Mission to the asteroid belt. Public invited. Phone: 805.642.5166 Contact: Carl Email: vcas1@aol.com Web: www.vcas.org Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 1/16/2009

SAT., JAN. 17

Thousand Oaks Dance Club Hosts dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thosuand Oaks. Doors open 7 p.m. Live music by Moore Music. Singles, couples welcomed. Light refreshments. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Phone: 805.381.2744 Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 1/17/2009

SAT., JAN. 24

Conejo Valley Moms January Park Day "Making memories for the New Year" at Spring Meadow Park, 3282 Spring Meadow Ave., Thousand Oaks. Children finger paint, make crafts, sing, ready story, have play time. For mothers and their children up to age 6. Free. Phone: 818.359.3995 Contact: Sandy Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: 1/ 24/2009

Thousand Oaks

African Violet Society Monthly meeting 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. Programs, show and tell sessions about African violets and their relatives. Free, open to all. Phone: 805.581.0014 Contact: Judy Time: 12:30 p.m. Date: 1/24/2009

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