2005-07-01 / Calendar


The Bard at CLU Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival features “Richard III” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer in outdoor performances on the California Lutheran University (CLU) campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Grounds open 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and preshow entertainment with musicians, dancing, juggling and sword-fighting demonstrations prior to the 8 p.m. curtain call. “Richard III” begins tonight and also plays July 2-3, 8-10 and 22-24; “Windsor” on July 15-17, 29-31 and Aug. 5-7. Free except for preferred seating


See ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Gypsies in a Trunk will present two performances of “Sleeping Beauty” for children and their families, the first at 10:30 a.m. at Foxfield Park in Westlake Village and again at 4 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Bicentennial Amphitheater in Rancho Simi Park. Outdoor setting, so bring blankets, plus lunch or snacks, but no pets other than service dogs. Free. (661) 718-3968

For Active Adults Ventura Chapter of Over the Hill Gang International invites active people age 50 and above to get acquainted at 1 p.m. meeting at a member’s home in Agoura Hills. Club activities include recreational and cultural activities. For location: (818) 735-0987 Karen

T.O. Dance Events The Thousand Oaks Dance Club hosts dances from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. tonight and Sat., July 16 at the Goebel Senior Adult Ballroom Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Tonight the Rhythm Kings entertain and on July 16 the Starlighters perform. $5 to $7. Singles, couples. (805) 381-2744

Easy Stroll at Strauss Join a docent for a leisurely stroll on the grounds at Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy., Agoura (at Troutdale Drive), meeting at the ranch house at 9 a.m. for a two-hour exploration of oaks, mosses, ferns and early Los Angeles history on the site of this former amusement park. Free. Good for families. (805) 370-2301

Hot Rods & Red Roses The “Rods & Roses” event is a Classic Car & Flower Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Linden Avenue, the main street in downtown Carpinteria. There’ll be apple pie and All-American costume contests, live music and festivities until 5 p.m. when the “Spirit of Carpinteria” hometown parade gets underway. (805) 684-5479, ext. 10


Enjoy Holiday

at Harbor Channel Islands Harbor will celebrate Fourth of July with its eighth annual Fireworks by the Sea. Daylong activities include a parade at 11 a.m. featuring youth groups, classics cars and musicians. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Fisherman’s Wharf there’ll be live music, arts and crafts exhibitors, food booths and many kids’ activities. More activities available at Marine Emporium Landing. After dark don’t miss the “largest pyrotechnic presentation ever during the annual fireworks display” that may be viewed from all points of the harbor and area restaurants. (805) 985-4852

Fireworks in Simi The city of Simi Valley will host a Fireworks Show at 9 p.m. at Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St., Simi Valley

A Calabasas Fourth The city of Calabasas celebrates Independence Day with a number of festivities. From 8 to 11 a.m. it’s the 28th annual Lakeside Fun Run with a pancake breakfast ($3-$4) by Water’s Edge Cafe, a Pet Show at 11 a.m. with contests and pet adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. (both events in vicinity of Tennis & Swim Center); Summer Splash Party at the Tennis & Swim Center from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. features games, barbecue, music and dancing; and at 9 p.m. it’s a Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. (gates open 5 p.m.) with live music, black light show and acrobatics, free kids zone with crafts and more; tickets $10 advance purchase only. (818) 222-2782

Holiday Parade The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club sponsors the 36th annual Fourth of July parade assembling at 9:45 a.m. at the Westlake Village Urgent Care parking lot (corner of Agoura and Lakeview Canyon roads). Kids can participate on decorated bicycles, in strollers and wagons. No pets or motorized vehicles. Parade will travel four blocks to Bennett Park, free refreshments

July Fourth Family

Fun The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum celebrates Independence Day with music, family entertainment including games, presidential look-alikes, face painting, story telling, all-American food and a patriotic concert by the Los Angeles Police Department Concert Band. All Fourth of July festivities are free; fees to tour museum exhibits range from $2 to $7. At 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (800) 410-8354


Sportfishing Club The Ventura Sportfishing Club meets at Dupar’s Restaurant in Thousand Oaks, fellowship at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. Joel Greenberg will be tonight’s guest speaker. (805) 987-6521 Ed


‘The Bluesman’ Plays Brother Yusef, an acoustic blues artist also known as “The Bluesman,” will give two concerts today for teenagers and young adults, the first at 4 p.m. at the Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, with a repeat performance at 7 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. (805) 449-2660, ext. 213

Moms to Host Party Conejo Valley Mothers of Multiples will host their annual Pool Party and Potluck at 6:30 p.m. They are an educational, social and support group for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets and more. For location and more details, call Jayne at (805) 530-1913


About African Violets The Thousand Oaks African Violet Society will meet 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks for a culture class, program on different aspects of growing these plants, and a short business meeting. Visitors and their plants are welcome. (805) 581-0014

Woodworkers Meet Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association will meet at 7 p.m. at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks to discuss glue-up techniques with hands-on demonstrations by qualified club members. Visitors welcome. (805) 492-2968

Educational Seminar Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s h2u program for residents 50+ will host a lecture, “Sex After Sixty and Prostate Health” featuring Kyle Himsi, MD, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. Free. Reservations: (805) 370-4888

Learn to Clog Here Conejo Valley Cloggers teach all ages each Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at Old Meadows Park, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. New beginners’ class available through July 14. $3 to $5 per session. (805) 527-6185


Used Book Sale The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will host a used book sale featuring more than 10,000 books ranging in price from 25 cents to $1 plus specially priced collectors’ books, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. (805) 2367714


Best of Broadway Golden Performing Arts Center presents “Summer Nights at the Madrid III,” a musical revue saluting the best of Broadway with a live orchestra. Performances begin tonight and continue through July 24, show times 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. $25 to $33. Tickets: (818) 3479938

Dance Jam Ventura Dance Jam Ventura is a free-style dancing event for all ages to a lively variety of music (rock and roll, world beat, jazz, hip-hop, etc.) in a smoke and alcohol-free environment from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 3026 Telegraph Road, Ventura. $1 to $6. (805) 6507112

Join This Twilight Hike Join a National Park Service ranger on a twilight hike (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) at Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons in Old Agoura. On this 3-mile loop hike, see oak savannahs and grasslands. (805) 370-2301

Travanti Stars in Malibu Emmy Award-winning actor Daniel J. Travanti of “Hill Street Blues” fame will star in Oren Safdie’s play “The Last Word,” which opens tonight and continues through July 31 at Malibu Stage Co. Show time is 8 p.m. Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 5 p.m. Sun., at 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. $25. (310) 589-1998


Fleetwood Mac Tribute The group Rumours will present a tribute to Fleetwood Mac at a 6 p.m. Summer Concert in the Park

presented by the city of Agoura

Hills at Chumash Park, 5550

Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills.

At 8:45 p.m. a fireworks show will

be presented. Free. No dogs.

(818) 597-7361

Cold Creek’s Beauty At 9 a.m. Cold Creek Docents will lead a 2.5-hour “Ah, Sweet Summer” themed hike at Cold Creek Preserve––meet at the preserve’s lower gate along Stunt Road in Calabasas. Visit lush oak woodlands, view picturesque sandstone outcroppings, see yearround creek and plant life it supports in a site dubbed “pristine.” Bring water and snack. (818) 5911701

Flute Notes

Waft at Park Native American musician Bill Neal (Elk Whistle) will play soothing flute melodies on traditional Lakota and Kiowa cedar flutes and the cane flutes of the Choctaw and Cherokee people from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Satwiwa Native American Culture Center, at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa off Lynn Road/Via Goleta in Newbury Park. Free. (805) 370-2301

Try Speed Dating

Attend a Speed Dating event

for women ages 56 to 63 and

men 59 to 68 at 5 or 7 p.m. at

the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880

S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake

Village. Register by calling

(818) 773-8333

Get the


The Los Angeles band Desert

Sage will present its semi

acoustic “Groovegrass” music

designed to get the audience

dancing from 2 to 4 p.m. at

Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000

Mulholland Hwy. (at Troutdale

Drive), Agoura. Outdoor set

ting. Free. (805) 370-2301


Mystery Writer Is

Guest Crime fiction author Barbara Seranella will conduct a creativity segment, writing a flash fiction mystery, at the 7 p.m. meeting of Ventura County Writers Club at Borders Books, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Free. (805) 496-6204


Top Quilter Is Guest The Simi Valley Quilt Guild hosts noted quilt maker and teacher Charlotte Angotti as guest speaker at their 7 p.m. meeting at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3901 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. (805) 379-4630

For Civil War Buffs The Civil Warriors Round Table will hear Alan Rockman’s presentation titled “From Sabers to Spurs” at 7 p.m. at Weiler’s West Hills Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, West Hills. Buffet dinner $12 (RSVP), attendance only, $5. They gather at 6:30 p.m. and guests are welcome to attend. (805) 492-2016


A Look at Fossils Conejo Gem & Mineral Club hosts Jim Brace-Thompson discussing “A Fossil Collecting Tour of the Monterey Formation” at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 707-9972


RSVP for Triunfo Ball Today is reservation deadline for La Fiesta del Triunfo Ball, a benefit for the Stagecoach Inn Museum, scheduled for Sat., July 23 on the museum grounds, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Event begins 5:30 p.m. with a so

cial hour, tours of the museum

and living history presentations.

Barbecue buffet dinner at 6:30

p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the Don and

Dona Triunfo will be presented,

followed by dancing. Guests in

vited to dress in Western attire or

Spanish Rancho costumes. $85.

(805) 496-8841

Looking at Planets

Robert Korechoff, PhD, will dis

cuss “Detection of Extra-Solar

Planets” through use of techno

logical advances in astronomical

instrumentation when the Ventura

County Astronomical Society

meets 7:30 p.m. in the multi-pur

pose room at Mesa Union School.

For directions: (805) 520-9666 or

(805) 642-5166

Family Carnival in Simi

St. Rose of Lima Parish presents

annual carnival from 6 to 11

p.m. tonight, 2 to 11 p.m. Satur

day and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday on

the school grounds behind the

church at 1305 Royal Ave., Simi

Valley. Event will feature rides, en

tertainment, a plant booth, draw

ing for a vacation and other

prizes, country western music,

Hawaiian dancers, mariachi band,

Irish dancers, food court and

more. Admission $2; ride brace

lets $17 per day (discounts for ad

vance purchase). (805) 526-1732


Bird Walk at MCSP

Malibu Creek State Park (MCSP),

on Malibu Canyon Road just

south of Mulholland Highway,

Calabasas: At 8 a.m. join the San

Fernando Valley Audubon Society

on a bird walk. Beginners wel

come. Bring binoculars. Meet in

the lower parking lot for this 3.5

hour exploration of bird habitat.

(310) 457-5796

The Bard in the SMM

Shakespeare comes to the Santa

Monica Mountains National Rec

reation Area at 2 p.m. when Clas

sics in the Park presents “Mid

summer Night’s Dream” in the

outdoor setting of Peter Strauss

Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy. (at

Troutdale Drive), Agoura. Bring a

beach chair and picnic. Free.

(805) 370-2301

Classic Silent Film

Harry Langdon stars, Frank Capra

directs the 1926 silent comedy

“The Strong Man” presented at 8

p.m. in an open-sided pavilion at

Paramount Ranch, on Cornell

Road in Agoura. $3 to $6. Short

subjects and live musical accom

paniment featured. (805) 370



For Organic Gardeners

Organic Garden & Herb Society

meets 7 p.m. in meeting room of

Newbury Park Branch Library,

2331 Borchard Road, Newbury

Park. The club is dedicated to

teaching the principles and prac

tices of successful organic gar

dening. Members share seeds,

plants and produce. Free. (805)


Goebel Orientation

Goebel Center, 1385 E. Janss

Road, Thousand Oaks: From 9:30

to 11 a.m., adults are invited to

learn about the many activities

and services offered at the cen

ter. A guided tour and information

packets will be provided. Reser

vations: (805) 381-2744


Musical Program

West Valley Women’s Connection

of Calabasas hosts a “Music of

the Heart” luncheon and program

at 11:30 a.m. at Calabasas Golf &

Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada,

Calabasas featuring guest

speaker Jan Patrizio on “How to

Discover Your Own Personal Oa

sis” and Adam Giacopuzzi and his

violin students will perform a pro

gram of “Strings and Melodies.”

$22. Reservations: (818) 348



Fireworks in


The city of Moorpark will

host a Fireworks Show at

9 p.m. at the Arroyo Vista

Community Park, Tierra

Rejada at Countrywood,


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