2012-12-20 / Calendar
Channel Islands Gulls
11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Annual toy drive. Bring unwrapped toy for up to age 18 to donate. Installation of officers. $25 prepaid for luncheon. Reservations requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062.
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society
7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Annual holiday party. Phone: 805.373.1330.
MON., DEC. 24
‘Erev Christmas’ After- Dinner Comedy Show
8 p.m. at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Four professional comedians, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, no-host bar. Sponsored by synagogue’s Men’s Club. Adults age 21 and up only. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.346.0811. Web: www.stsonline.org.
FRI., DEC. 28
Holiday Movie Marathon
1 to 9 p.m. at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Screening of four family Christmas movies, PG or PG-13. Films start at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Come for one or all films. Free popcorn. Admission: ages 17 and under $5 per movie. All-day pass $10 includes soda. Ages 18 and up, $7 per movie, all-day pass $15 includes soda. Phone: 805.517.6300. Web: www. ci.moorpark.ca.us.
SAT., DEC. 29
5 p.m. Simi Valley Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St. Play Winter Olympic sport. Open to all skill levels, age 12 and older. $20. Contact: Kate. Email: email@example.com.
SUN., DEC. 30
9 a.m. in Westlake. Almost level twomile concrete path along Potrero Creek. Most participants age 60 and up. Free. Contact: Bob. Phone: 805.230.2811. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES., JAN. 1
THURS., JAN. 3
Mysteries To Die For Book Group
6:45 p.m. at Super Tommy’s, Hampshire Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Discussion of “The Likeness” by Tana French. Contact: Ellen. Phone: 805.495.2749. Email: Kossoris@roadrunner.com.
Business And Professional Women Of Conejo Valley
7 p.m. in glass banquet room at Cisco’s restaurant, 925 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Dr. Mangala Patil-Holt, DDS, discusses veneers in dentistry. Men and women welcome. Contact: Marcy Lou Wetter. Phone: 805.526.5587.
Goebel Senior Center Stamp Club
7 p.m. at the center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Program on “Farley’s Follies,” stamps depicting the national parks that became the biggest stamp scandal of all time. Contact: Richard Countess. Phone: 818.889.2669. Email: email@example.com.
SAT., JAN. 5
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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recycling Club E-waste Event
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camarillo High School baseball field parking lot, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd. Residents and businesses can dispose of their old electronics for free. No appliances, toxic waste, light bulbs or batteries. Funds raised go to school Recycling Club.
E-waste Collection Event
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Thousand Oaks Teen Center front parking lot, 1375 E. Janss Road. Collecting old and broken electronics for recycling. 25-inch limit on TVs. No appliances. Phone: 805.494.5156. Web: www.thousandoaksteencenter.com.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brandon’s Village universal playground, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. Integrated play for children of all abilities. Face painting, crafts. Free. RSVP requested. Contact: Dina Kaplan. Phone: 818.222. 8118. Email: email@example.com.
California Writers Club
1 p.m. at Motion Picture and Television Fund Home, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Attorney Kendall Jones speaks on copyright and fair-use issues, privacy concerns and writing about public figures. $5 donation for guests. Web: www.cwc-sfv.org.
SUN., JAN. 6
Calabasas Street Fair
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Summit@ Calabasas shopping center, 101 Freeway at Lost Hills Road. Local artists, handmade jewelry, pottery, artwork, pet product. Kids activities, bounce house. Soccer demo and participation for ages 18 months to 12 years. Free admission. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dudley House Open House
1 to 4 p.m. at Dudley House, 197 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura. Docent tours of house and lavender garden. Free. Contact: Steve Cummings. Phone: 805.644.3286.
Jewish Genealogical Society
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Speakers discuss Jewish genetic disorders across the Diaspora, including Tay Sachs, Gaucher, BRCA 1 and 2, and genetic screening in Persian Jewish community. Free. Contact: Jan Meisels Allen. Phone: 818.889.6616.
TUES., JAN. 8
Westlake Village Garden Club
9:30 a.m. at North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Biology professor discusses California native plants. Continental breakfast buffet. Phone: 805.370.3141. Web: www.westlakevillagegardenclub.com.
Ventura County Sportsfishing Club
6:30 p.m. at Mariscos Cancun restaurant, 1070 E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. TV show host Dan Hernandez discusses fishing tips from Alaska to South America. Free. Contact: Bill Berger. Phone: 818.889. 1370. Web: http://vcsc.info.
WED., JAN. 9
Brandeis National Committee
1:30 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. Melissa Kosinski-Collins, Brandeis University biology associate professor, explains how aging affects the brain. Ice cream social follows. $18. Contact: Joy. Phone: 805.494.1993.
SUN., JAN. 13
Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Concert
6:30 p.m. at Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone perform. Louis Ashamallah is master of ceremonies. Live and silent auction with high-ticket items. Admission $40 to $75. VIP tickets of $150 include meet-andgreet reception with performers. All tickets have facility surcharge. Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Phone: 805.484.2282. Web: www.bbsvc.org.
TUES., JAN. 15
Toastmasters New Year’s Open House
7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at The Vintage, 5300 E. Los Angles Ave., Simi Valley. Toastmasters Power Speakers Club celebrates 25th anniversary. Guests welcome. Free food, drinks and admission. Improve public speaking skills and gain confidence. Contact: Sue. Phone: 805.583.1208.
FRI., JAN. 18
Ventura County Astronomical Society
7:15 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Joel Harris gives illustrated lecture on “Eclipse chasing.” After talk, attendees view celestial objects through telescopes at college observatory (weather permitting).
Contact: Hal Jandor f. Phone: 805.495.3446. Web: www.VCAS.org.
SAT., JAN. 19
Coats For Casa Charity Event
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Three Springs Park, Westlake Village. Winter crafts, snow play, coffee and smoothies. Bring gently used winter clothes of all sizes to donate to families in need. Free. Contact: Lydia. Phone: 818.383.4335.
Thousand Oaks Dance Club
7:30 to 10 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The Dick Parent Trio provides music. Free dance lesson 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Singles and couples welcome. Light refreshments. $7. Phone: 805.381.2744.
MON., JAN. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
9 a.m. in Oxnard Performing Arts Center auditorium, 800 Hobson Way. Youth speakers, scripture readings, gospel music choir. Keynote speaker is Dr. Gregory Freeland, political science professor at Cal Lutheran University. Exhibits, refreshments, vendor booths. Admission $7. Contact: Willie Claytor. Phone: 805. 985.3387.