2012-11-29 / Calendar



School Holiday Boutique

At Westlake Hills Elementary School, 3333 S. Medicine Bow Court, Westlake Village. VIP shopping event 5 to 8:30 p.m. today with food, beverages and prizes. $25. Free admission 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Gifts, clothing, jewelry, home goods. Net proceeds benefit school. Web: www.westlakehillswildcats.com.

FRI., NOV. 30

MOPS Holiday Boutique

9 a.m. to noon at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. More than 30 vendors sell jewelry, home decor, personalized items, clothing. Free admission. Proceeds go to Mothers Of Preschoolers.

Tree Lighting In Downtown Oxnard

5:30 p.m. at Plaza Park, 500 S. “C” St., Oxnard. 110-foot Christmas tree lit. Pacifica High School choir performs. Santa visits. Hot cocoa served. Debut of Winter Fantasy Music and Light Show. Christmas parade 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free. Phone: 805.247.0197. Web: www.downtownoxnard.org.

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

At Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, inside airport. 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8. 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2 and 9. Family holiday play. $10 all tickets. Phone: 805.388.5716. Email: boxoffice@skywayplayhouse.org.

‘Let Heaven And Nature Sing’

At Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive, California Lutheran University campus, Thousand Oaks. 8 p.m. today and Saturday. 4 p.m. Sunday. Annual holiday concert by choral ensembles and University Symphony. Donations accepted. Contact: Music department. Phone: 805.493.3306. Web: www.callutheran.edu.

SAT., DEC. 1

E-waste Collection

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rancho Simi Pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Collection of all forms of e-waste materials, electrical cords, holiday light strands, cellphones. Benefit for Conejo Simi Swim Club. Contact: Wyne Quinn. Phone: 805.444. 2856.

Annual Polio Run

8 a.m. at Cutler’s Ranch, 8450 Happy Camp Road, Moorpark. 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run. Sponsored by Moorpark Rotary Clubs. Fundraiser for worldwide polio eradication. Web: www.moorparkpoliorun.com.

Kwanzaa Celebration

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gilbert Arena in Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard, California Lutheran University campus, Thousand Oaks. CLU students perform Kwanzaa ceremony. NAACP Saturday school student presentations. African and African American food, gospel music, dancers, craft vendors. Free entry. Contact: Multicultural programs. Phone: 805.493.3489.

Santa Comes to Westlake/ Agoura And Beyond

9 to 11 a.m. in Do-it Center parking lot, 28750 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Volunteers sort and bag donated food and deliver bags to families in need. DJ, live entertainment, bike raffle, face painting, kids’ crafts, Santa arrival on fire truck. Free. Email: santa@westlakejuniors.org. Web: www.westlakejuniors.org.

AAUW Coffee And Chat

9 a.m. at Side Street Cafe, 652 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. New or prospective members welcome. Contact: Narda. Phone: 805.493.2138.

Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in rear parking lot, Malibu Civic Center, 23519 W. Civic Center Way. L.A. County residents can drop off household hazardous waste, sharps, unused medicines, batteries, e-waste,fluorescent light bulbs. Free. Phone: 888.CLEAN-LA (253-2652). Web: www.CleanLA.com.

Candy Cane Christmas Boutique

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lighthouse Bible Church, 4910 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Contact: Noel. Email: noel@thesharratts.com.

E-waste Recycling

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 35 Catalina Drive, Camarillo. Computers, laptops, TVs, monitors, printers, smartphones and tablets accepted. Fundraiser for Camarillo Heights Elementary School.

Holiday Boutique For Homeless Pets

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Dec. 8 at Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Holiday cards with shelter animals, recycled wood art pieces, designer pet treat jars and bowls, pet toys. Refreshments. Fundraiser for Malibu Pet Companions. Phone: 818.483.4228. Web: www.malibupetcompanions.org.

MATES Holiday Boutique

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School, 2000 La Granada Drive, Thousand Oaks. Brand-name vendors. School fundraiser.

Blanket, Toy And School Supply Drive

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Simi Valley Library community room, 3960 Tapo Canyon Road. Collecting items for Swift Bird on the Cheyenne River Indian reservation in South Dakota. Potluck lunch, Native American singing, drumming, exhibition dancing, Lakota songs. Hosted by Redbird of Simi Valley. Phone: 805.217.0364. Email: redbirds_ vision@hotmail.com. Web: www.RedbirdsVision.org.

Holiday Fare

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whizin Market Square, Kanan exit off 101 Freeway, Agoura Hills. Tasting tables with treats, kids’ yoga classes, children’s activities, holiday music, beauty and fitness demos, boutique and antique gift tables, raffle and merchant card giveaways. Free admission.

Arctic Lights

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at America’s Teaching Zoo, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. Visit the animals, see holiday decorations and animal shows. Real snow on Saturday. Baked goods sale. $6 seniors and children under 12, $8 adults. Children 2 and under are free. Phone: 805.378.1441.

Christmas Holiday Open House

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alpaca and Beyond Ranch, 5837 E. Los Angeles Ave., Somis. For families. Music, food, wine tasting. Gift shopping for alpaca clothing, blankets, yarns. Other vendors. See live alpacas. Free admission. Contact: Kim Marziole. Phone: 818. 398.2886.

Brandon’s Buddies

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brandon’s Village universal playground, 25801 T.O. Blvd., Calabasas. Integrated play for children of all abilities, treats, crafts, entertainment. RSVP requested. Contact: Bina Kaplan. Phone: 818.222. 8118. Email: brandonsbuddies@pacbell.net.

Free Horse Shows

11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Triunfo Creek Vineyards, 2714 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. Guy McLean gives complimentary horse shows. Shows run 30 to 45 minutes. Bring picnic and blanket or chair. Reservation requested. Email: info@triunfocreekvineyards.com.

Moorpark College Holiday Lights

Noon to 6:30 p.m. at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. Kids’ fun zone, vendors, food, entertainment, trackless train, silent auction, Santa’s photo shop. Decorated lights turn on at 5:30 p.m. Benefit for student scholarship fund. Free admission. Phone: 805.378.1431.

California Writers Club

1 p.m. at Motion Picture and Television Fund Home, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Historical author/ archaeologist Brian Fagan presents “Pharaohs, Aleuts and grinding stones: Writing about the past for the present and future.” $5 guest fee. Web: www.cwc-sfv.org.

Small Group Performances

4 to 8 p.m. today and Dec. 15 at The Oaks mall, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Newbury Park High School band plays carols for shoppers. Free.

Santa’s Holiday Toy Express Train

5 p.m. at Camarillo Metrolink Station at Lewis Road and Ventura Boulevard. Decorated holiday train stops. Music show with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Camarillo Community Band plays carols at 4 p.m. Girl Scouts sell coffee, cocoa and snacks. Bring unwrapped new toy to donate. Free admission. Phone: 805.388.5349. Web: www.MetrolinkTrains.com.

Casino Royale

5:30 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Preschool, 5670 Cochran St., Simi Valley. 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. games begin. Casino games, live and silent auction, Texas Hold ’em poker tournament. Ticket includes dinner, free drink ticket and $500 in chips. $25 in advance, $30 at door. $50 for poker buy-in. Raffle tickets,five for $20. School fundraiser. Phone: 805.526.2244. Web: http:// ChristmasCasino.org.

Annual Holiday Gala

6 p.m. to midnight at Camarillo Ranch House, Camarillo Ranch Road. “Christmas at the Beach” with Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys tribute with Chris Farmer, former band member). Contact: Camarillo Ranch Foundation. Phone: 805.389.8182.

Battle Of The Bands

6:30 to 11 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road. Five local teen bands play for prizes. $10 admission; high school ages only. Phone: 805.494.5156. Web: www.thousandoaksteencenter.com.

SoCal Curling

9:15 p.m., Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. $20. Age 12 and up. Play the Winter Olympic sport of curling. Dress warmly. Wearflat-soled shoes with good tread. No skating. Contact: Kate. Email: info@socalcurling.org.

SUN., DEC. 2

Alternative Christmas Market

9 a.m. to noon in Fireside Room, St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 1360 S. Wendy Drive, Newbury Park. Servant Ministry Team sells East African made crafts and jewelry. Proceeds support African orphans and Kenyan Methodist University scholarships. Contact: Barbara. Phone: 805.499. 3115.

Winter Solstice Art Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center on Via Goleta in Newbury Park. More than a dozen artists from various tribes sell paintings, ceramics, stone carvings, gourds, instruments. Free admission. Contact: Santa Monica Mountains visitor center.

Holiday Open House

1 to 4 p.m. at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Museum and grounds tours, cookies and apple cider. Book signing of“Tales and Voices of the Conejo.” Free. Phone: 805.498.9441. Web: www.stagecoachmuseum.org.

Jewish Genealogical Society

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Christa Cowen discusses“Getting the most out of Ancestry.com.” Contact: Jan Meisels Allen. Phone: 818.889.6616. Email: information@jgscv.org.

Winter Celebration

2 to 5 p.m. at Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Santa, holiday exhibits. Kids can feed the animals. Members admitted free. Nonmembers: $4 adults, $2 children. Phone: 818.222.6511. Web: www.leonisadobemuseum.org.

Java, Jazz And Blues Fundraiser

2 to 5 p.m. at Conejo Valley Adult School multipurpose room, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Chris Banta Blues Band plays. Coffee and refreshments included. Dancing optional. Fundraiser for POWER Project to support pregnant and parenting teens. $15 single ticket, $25 for two tickets. Phone: 805.492.8837.

Jazz Vespers

5 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Grammy-winner Norm Freeman and trio play holiday jazz during prayer service. Silent auction, food and drinks follow service. Freewill offering taken. Church fundraiser. Contact: Scott Eben. Phone: 310.768. 1497. Email: carpettech@sbcglobal.net.

MON., DEC. 3

CSUCI Choir Holiday Concert

8 p.m. in Malibu Hall, campus of Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo. Holiday music and Bach’s Cantata No. 140. Free admission, donations accepted. $6 on-campus parking. Free parking at Metrolink station; $1.25 each way for shuttle ticket. Reservations requested. Contact: Dr. KuanFen Liu. Phone: 805.278.0375. Email: downbeatplus@gmail.com. Web: (rsvp)—http://csuci. wuffo.com/forms/holiday-concert. (shuttle schedule)—www.goventura.org.


Westlake Village Garden Club

11 a.m. at Wood Ranch Country Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley. Christmas banquet for all members and guests. $26 plus $20 gift for exchange. RSVP required. Phone: 805.418.7237. Web: www.westlakevillagegardenclub.com.

Conejo Ventura Mac User Group

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Camarillo Health Care District, Dos Caminos Plaza, 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Ste. 160, Camarillo. Educational user group. Free. Contact: Susan Herrera. Phone: 805. 504.3610.

WED., DEC. 5

La Leche League Of T.O.

10 a.m. to noon at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Discussion about the normal course of breastfeeding and possible difficulties. Open to all pregnant and breast-feeding moms. Babies and children welcome. Web: www.lllusa.org/web.

Democratic Club Of The Conejo Valley

6:15 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Election of officers and annual holiday potluck party. Guests welcome. Phone: 805.675.8785. Web: www.conejodemocrats.com.


Simi Valley Drama Club Christmas Show

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. “Christmas in Weed Patch, Arkansas” written, directed and performed by seniors. Free. Refreshments at intermission. Contact: Marcia O’Brien. Phone: 805. 495.9608.

Happy Little Ukulele Club

6 to 8:30 p.m. at TOI Tapas Bar and Lounge, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. All levels of players and singers welcome. Bring own ukulele. Free. Phone: 805.418.7332. Emai l : tohappyuke@icloud.com.

Mysteries To Die For Book Group

6:45 p.m. at Super Tommys, 3085 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. Discussion of “I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason” by Susan Kandel. All welcome. Free. Contact: Ellen. Phone: 805.495.2749. Email: Kossoris@roadrunner.com.

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