Celebrating again in Thousand Oaks

California Lutheran University and the Alex Fiore Teen Center are both celebrating anniversaries this month.

CLU is 50 and the teen center is 20.

Regarding CLU, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: California Lutheran University is a real asset to the city of Thousand Oaks, not only because of the payroll that it pours into the local economy, but because of the cultural, artistic and informational events it attracts and presents to the community.

The majority are free (or donations are accepted.)

One of the best ones involves music during the holiday season, which is just around the corner. Watch this paper for information and arrive early because seating is first come, first served.

It will put you in the holiday spirit.

The campus is only a short drive for anyone in Conejo Valley. For more information, go to Callutheran.edu.

Incidentally, if you like sports, CLU athletic teams are competitive, and the university doesn’t charge admission to attend its games. Wise spectators arrive early for the best seats, but we won’t recommend this Saturday’s football game because it’s homecoming, and the early birds will be perched in seats two hours before kickoff.

The Alex Fiore Teen Center is another asset for our community because it gives young people a place to go for supervised recreation. When people say there’s nothing for kids to do in Thousand Oaks, we wonder if they know about the teen center, the YMCAs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes.

There are things for children to do in Thousand Oaks, at least until they’re 13 or 14.

When they get older, it’s a little more challenging.

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