2004-05-12 / Calendar

FRI., MAY 14

Don’t Miss Powwow

Children of Many Colors Native American Intertribal Powwow runs today, tomorrow and Sunday at lagoon at Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Castiac Lake Drive, Castaic featuring gourd dancing, drums, music, arts, crafts, food, kids’ activities, educational exhibits. (805) 217-0364

Plentiful Piano

Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark: From 6:30-7:30 p.m., piano entertainment provided by students of Ann Kennedy and Christine DeKlotz. Free. (805) 517-6261

For Moorpark Youth

Moorpark After Dark: From 7-10 p.m. there’ll be a DJ, dancing, attractions, food and more for grades 6-9 at Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. $5. (805) 517-6300

A Trip with Irma

Irma Kackert will present "Whizzing Around the World with Irma" at 9:30 a.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. She’ll lecture on the Mayan temples at Tikal and show slides and artifacts from Guatemala. (805) 381-2744

Olde World Faire

Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 N. Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills: Seventh graders present "Olde World Faire" from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Booths will display wide range of ancient civilizations, students in traditional costumes. Community welcome to attend and see the traditions of bartering and hand-crafting good "come back to life." (818) 889-2134

English High Tea

Westlake Village Encore Club (a social club) invites residents of Westlake Village to its "English High Tea" program at 9:30 a.m. at the Westlake Yacht Club, at The Landing on Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. $2. Reservations: (818) 597-8942 or (805) 496-1240

SAT., MAY 15

Sell or Shop

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center hosts annual Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Shoppers and sellers welcome. (818) 880-2993

Benefits Best Dogs

Local fire and sheriff’s departments Search and Rescue dogs will be beneficiary of proceeds from a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3230 Windriver Circle, Westlake Village, sponsored by Westlake Village Women’s Club Evening Section. (805) 497-8206

Support Leonis

Leonis Adobe Museum hosts Membership Garden Party from 4 to 6 p.m. in Calabasas Creek Park next to museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. wine and cheese reception plus entertainment. RSVP (818) 222-6511 Angela Schwanz

Martial Arts Masters

Martial Arts Super Show from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Scherr Forum at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., features "best of the best" of Ventura County Chapter of Masters and Martial Artists demonstrating their craft. $20. (805) 230-1316

One Shining Event

Conejo Gem and Mineral Club hosts 30th annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borchard Park Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park featuring displays, demonstrations, kids’ activities, vendors. (805) 482-2510

Harmony & More

Concerts at the Bodie House in Agoura Hills present contemporary folk duo Antara & Delilah, noted for their solid harmonies, at 8 p.m. The Remnants will open the show with country-Celtic blend. $15. RSVP to receive directions: (818) 706-8309

CLU Goes Symphonic

California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks: The University Symphony of CLU will perform a concert as a prelude to undergraduate Commencement Services at 10 a.m. in Mt. Clef Stadium. Free. (805) 403-3305

Leo K. at Libbey Bowl

Leo Kottke, a contemporary acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, will perform a solo concert at 7 p.m. at Libbey Bowl, 205 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $25. (800) 992-8499 tickets; Libbey info at (805) 640-2560

Mission Lore

Gardens of the World Community Park, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, hosts California Mission Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience the history of the California Missions. Family fun, food, music, entertainment, meet "Father Serra" and see the mobile "exhibit on wheels (Mervyn’s Moving Mission)" with interactive activities. Free. (805) 557-1135

Get Strawberry Mania!

21st annual California Strawberry Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard and features all things strawberry, from food to contests, plus live concerts, kids’ activities, arts and crafts show. $5-$9. (888) 288-9242

From Brahms to Africa

San Fernando Valley Master Chorale presents "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms and David Fanshawe’s "African Sanctus" at 8 p.m. at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. A concert "rich in tonal beauty and distinctive sounds." Pre-concert lecture 7:15 p.m. on the Brahms’ work. $12-$20. (818) 753-3306

Bald Mountain Majesty

At 8 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., New West Symphony will present "All-Russian" season finale in Amgen Masterpiece Series featuring pianist Christopher O’Riley performing Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 26. Also works by Mussorgsky ("Night on Bald Mountain") and Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Opus 74, "Pathetique"). Boris Brott conducts. $12-$58. (805) 497-5880

Hear Topanga Phil

26th annual Topanga Philharmonic Orchestra Concert will perform a classical set featuring headliner, violinist Eugene Fodor, at 2 p.m. at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Outdoor venue. $8-$30. (818) 648-8249

Dance Fever

Thousand Oaks Fifty Plus Dance Club hosts dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Ballroom Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks featuring live music by Tunes R Us. $5-$7. (805) 381-2744

Comic Book Fans

Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Pasadena Conference Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. $7.50. (818) 954-8432

To Better Pets’ Lives

Mercy Crusade/Tailwagger Foundation hosts inaugural fundraiser, "Pet Extravaganza" from 2-8 p.m. at a private Westlake Village estate, Villa Montagna, to benefit this animal welfare organization and its spay/neuter clinic in Ventura County. $75. (818) 597-2926

NoHo Celebrates Arts

Arts take center stage at 12th annual NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow on Lankershim Boulevard between Chandler and Magnolia Boulevards in North Hollywood. Performances, workshops, lessons and a fine arts show highlight theater, visual arts, dance and music. Many activities for kids. Admission to all festival events is free. (818) 763-5273

Music and Kids

Kindermusik hosts open house from 9:30-10 a.m. at Total Child Safety, 575 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks featuring music and stories for ages newborns to 5 years. Free. Reservations: (805) 231-5827

Is That Tom Jones?!

Entertainer Raymond Michael will present his re-creation of an exciting Tom Jones show of the 1970s at 6 p.m. at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive, Moorpark, as a benefit concert during the Moorpark Education Foundation’s inaugural dinner. $65. (805) 990-0895

SUN., MAY 16

Time to Fiddle Around

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Paramount Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains on Cornell Road in Agoura and features instrumental and singing contestants, bluegrass, old time music and folk songs, kids’ and cowboy songs, dancing, jamming, folk crafts, kids’ crafts and much more. $5-$10. (818) 382-4819

These Sopranos Sing

Oaks Chamber Singers perform a program of arias and choruses including those from 16th and 17th centuries with piano and cello at 7:30 p.m. in Scherr Forum Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., featuring "The Three Sopranos," Bonnie Bowden, Joanna Bushnell and Susan Frye singing variety of arias. $14-$17. (805) 499-1913

Cubs & Cars in Simi

Seventh annual Cubs & Cars car show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Metrolink/Amtrak station, 5050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, a benefit for Simi Valley Cub Scout Pack 3663 featuring entertainment, food, raffle prizes, classic cars. $25 to enter a car; spectators free. (805) 527-1276

Taste of the Town

Gardens of the World community park, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks hosts Support for the Kids- "Taste of the Town" from 4-7 p.m. with a live and silent auction, food stations and much more in support of underprivileged kids of Ventura County. Gardens will close 2 p.m. Tickets and more info: (805) 373-6643

Chorale Fundraiser

Los Robles Master Chorale, a choral group affiliated with Moorpark College, will benefit from a Garden Tour fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. Visit six private gardens in Moorpark and Santa Rosa areas. $15 includes self-guided tour, entertainment, refreshments and opportunity prizes. (805) 529-4128

These Bells are Swell

The Handbell Choirs of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village present "Ring It!" concert at 4 p.m. at UMC, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, featuring youth, teen and adult choirs and small groups and include a variety of music, from Broadway to film to Vivaldi. Free. (818) 889-5431, (805) 497-7884

MON., MAY 17

Patch Things Up

Conejo Valley Quilters host speaker Marsha McCloskey at 7 p.m. (social 6:30 p.m.) in Baxter Auditorium, One Baxter Way, off Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Guests, new members welcome. (805) 375-1327

Recalling the Lost

Yale Reisner will discuss "Raising Atlantis: Restoring Jewish Memory in Poland," at 7:30 p.m. at Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, as guest of Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles. $5. Reservations: (818) 771-5554

TUES., MAY 18

Talking Turkey

Iris Edinger, world traveler and Sierra Club member, will present a slide show/travel lecture on the country of Turkey from her recent travels there, at 7:30 p.m. at Reseda Park Recreation Center, 18411 Victory Blvd., Reseda. (818) 346-9421

Dance This Salsa

Agoura Hill/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas: A new six-week Swing and Salsa dance session gets underway tonight: 7 p.m. for Beginners, 8:10 p.m. for intermediate. Singles or couples welcome. $70. (818) 880-2159

To Your Good Health

Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hosts business workshop, "Good Health, Naturally," from 5-6:30 p.m. at Calabasas City Library, 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. $10-$15. RSVP (818) 222-5680

Important Workshop

Calabasas Public Safety Commission and Haven Hills, Inc. conduct workshop on domestic violence and its impact on the individual and families at 7 p.m. at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Free. (818) 887-7481

Learn to be Civil

"Take Financial Control of Your Divorce" workshop seeks to teach an inexpensive cooperative route to divorce process, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 381-2744

WED., MAY 19

Evening Clubbers

Westlake Women’s Club, Evening Section, will meet at 7 p.m. Women in Westlake Village and vicinity invited to attend. The group supports Manna and other community service and philanthropic projects. For location: (805) 496-7954 Gwen

Simi/Moorpark Dems

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club meets 7:15 p.m. in community room at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Club president Lynn Maxson will discuss "Transparency: Your Right to Know." Free. (805) 527-8288

All About Aspiring

Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave., G Bldg., Agoura Hills presents "Stage Door," a play about a group of young women who’ve come to New York City to study acting and find jobs. Runs from tonight through Sat., May 22 at 7 p.m. $6 to $8. For info: www.AHSDrama.com

THURS., MAY 20

A Green Talk

Horticulturist Izhsholt Selegi will be guest speaker discussing gardening in Oak Park when Oak Park Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. in school library at Oak Hills Elementary School, 1010 Kanan Road, Oak Park. (818) 889-3533

Chamber Mixer

Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosts networking mixer at Cisco’s, 925 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village at 5:30 p.m. featuring food and door prizes. (818) 889-3150

Meet Huell

Assistance League of Southern California hosts fundraiser to benefit their Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center: "An Afternoon with Huell Howser," host of "California’s Gold" on KCET who will present "Searching for California’s Gold" at historic Gilmore Adobe at Farmers Market in Los Angeles. At 11 a.m. there’s tour of the adobe and opportunity drawing and wine reception; luncheon at noon. $75. Reservations: (818) 997-0996

Connect ‘n’ Cruise

West Valley Women’s Connection luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Calabasas Golf & Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas, has a "Cruising into Summer" theme. Guest speaker is Pam Hage. $22. (818) 348-5247

Jazz at Aspen

Aspen New Millenium Chorus will present "New Orleans...The City of Jazz" at 7:30 p.m. tonight (pre-show dinner event features entertainment by Rex Merriweather’s professional jazz band, Big Band, at 5:30 p.m.) and at 9 a.m. Mon., May 24 at 1870 Oberlin Ave., Thousand Oaks. (805) 495-2810

FRI., MAY 21

One Very Big Sale

Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark: White Elephant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. has a variety of items at very low prices. Goods include craft supplies, household items, appliances and more. (805) 517-6261

The X-Ray Universe

Ventura County Astronomical Society: Dr. John Mulchaey, research staff member at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, will describe latest discoveries in X-ray astronomy and discuss how new observations are helping to answer old mysteries about black holes, dark matter and the early universe. At 7:30 p.m. in Forum Auditorium on Moorpark College campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. (805) 520-9666

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