2006-11-10 / Datebook

FRI., NOV. 10

Mixed-Up Marriage Adult comedy "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" opens 8 p.m., Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Through Dec. 9, Thursdays through Saturdays 8 p.m. Sun., Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. $14 to $18. (805) 495-3715.

Movie Night Taylor Cross, 17, of Thousand Oaks, screens his award-winning film, "Normal People Scare Me," 90minute documentary about autism, Thousand Oaks Countrywide Civic Arts Plaza. Preparty reception, live musical performances, Q&A with filmmakers, silent art auction of works by developmentally disabled persons. $40 (discount for students). Box office, (805) 4492700, or www.ticketmaster.com.

Lunch For Fortnightlies Fortnightly Club hosts monthly luncheon meeting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Cross Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Program: selfdefense demonstration. Tami Gresiak, (805) 529-5439.

SAT., NOV. 11

Veterans Day Veterans Day ceremony in Conejo Valley, 10 to 11 a.m., Conejo Creek Park North, behind Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Patriotic music, airplane flyover, Arthur Neil Borgquist speaks on "The Human Cost of War." Free, public invited. Ed Holt, (805) 496-5286.

Music Makers Songmakers (musicians keeping the tradition of live acoustic music) participate in song circle, 8 p.m. to midnight, Ventura Harbor Pierpont Bay Yacht Club (upstairs), 1363 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. TJ Zeiler, (805) 482-0029.

Honoring Vets Col. Fred Padilla, USMC, speaks at Veterans Day event, 11 a.m., Rancho Tapo Community Park Veteran's Plaza, Simi Valley. Free lunch after service. Free admission, bring lawn chair. (805) 5844453.

Swap Meet Topanga swap meet, chili cook-off and pie baking contest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Topanga Communty House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Free admission. 50 booths with vintage thrift, drum circle, kids' swap yard, belly dancers, live music. www5agesisters@earthlink. net.

SUN., NOV. 12

Fall Fest PDAP of Ventura County Inc. (Palmer Drug Abuse Program) hosts Fall Festival, 2 p.m., Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. Esquires band provides music. Silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, no host beverages. Donations $50 advance, $60 at door. (805) 482-1265.

Bake Sale Moorpark Packer Cheer Competition Team hosts bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vons, 4241 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Proceeds to send team to Jamz Nationals in Las Vegas. (805) 523-2372.

MON., NOV. 13

Shopping Spree Los Robles Hospital Volunteers host annual fundraising holiday boutique, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 4, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Thousand Oaks. Buy wreaths, cards, candy, jewelry, gifts, baby items, blankets, scarves, more. (805) 370-4685.

Video Fun Thousand Oaks Videomakers meets 7:30 p.m., Commercial Capital Bank community room, 973 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. Members show their winning videos from recent Ten Best of the West contest. Roger Garretson, (818) 706-8136.

Optimistic Camarillo Optimists meet noon, Roundtable Pizza, Arneill Road, Camarillo. Guest speaker is Paul Lorenz, VCMC Peds Oncology Project. Susan Meyer, (805) 4840459, Ext. 304.

TUES., NOV. 14

American Classic Calabasas HIgh School presents "Our Town," 7 p.m. today through Saturday, plus 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, 22855 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.

Cook's Kitchen Joyce Barnett gives cooking demo, 2 p.m., Active Adult Center kitchen, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. Free, RSVP needed. (805) 517-6261.

Networkers New members welcomed to T.O. Network, business networking club. Meets every Tuesday, 7 a.m., Mimi's Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. RSVP (805) 377-0853.

WED., NOV. 15

Election Hindsight Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club meets 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Road. Evaluate election results, make plans for Democratic party. (805) 5278288, (805) 5832899.

Women Hear Violinist Thousand Oaks Women's Club meets 10:30 a.m., luncheon and entertainment follows. Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Violinist Julliena Okah plays European melodies, hoedown and country. $22. Reservations requested. Gail MacDonald, (805) 495-7749.

THURS., NOV. 16

Rose In Bloom Ventura County Rose Society meets Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. 7 p.m., "little rose show." 7:30 p.m., Ron Ota, AIFD, owner of Flower Power in Camarillo, presents program on flower arrangements. Lending library available, refreshments served. Visitors welcome. www.venturarose.org.

Take A Hike Chaparral Chatter explores riparian, grassland, redshank communities of Cold Creek Preserve, 8:30 a.m. Moderately paced four-hour hike has stream, towering oaks, open chaparral, birdsongs, vistas. 800-foot elevation. Bring hiking boots, hat, water, snack, sunscreen. Meet Lower Stunt High Trail. Sponsored by Mountains Restoration Trust. (818) 591-1701, Ext. 203.

Floral Design Learn floral design in the Sogetsu style, 9:30 a.m., garden center, Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, enter 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. First, third Thursday of each month. $15 for class, $10 for flowers or $50/month. Camille, (805) 498-7421.

Flower Power Joyce Clunis shows how to use flowers in holiday decorations at Pleasant Valley Garden Club meeting, 9:30 a.m., Camarillo Seventhday Adventist Church, 3975 Las Posas Road. Refreshments served at 9 a.m. Sandy Roth (805) 4845484, Sue Ingram (805) 482-0494.

New In Town? Camarillo Newcomers Club meets 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Whale's Tail restaurant, 3950 Blue Fin Circle, Oxnard. Bunny Vreeland, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, presents "The Power of SelfTalk." Learn to reprogram selftalk to achieve positive actions. $15 members, $17 guests. Lunch reservations, (805) 482-3290. Club information, (805) 386-4079.

Whodunit Grace Brethren High School presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," 7 p.m., today through Saturday. Grace Brethren Church, 2900 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. $10 advance, $13 at door. (805) 522-4667.

Open Sesame Royal Drama Players present "40 Thieves," 7 p.m., today through Dec. 2. Multipurpose room, Royal High School, 1402 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Some matinee shows at 2 p.m. Adapted from "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves." Refreshments available. $6 to $12. Angie Lopez, (805) 404-4736.

FRI., NOV. 17

The Final Frontier "Star Clusters" Trail to the Stars. Explore largest objects in the known universe from the comfort of a neighborhood park. Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve. 7 to 9 p.m. Meet at Victory trailhead (Victory Boulevard, west of Valley Circle Boulevard). Bring water, jacket, flashlight covered in red cellophane. For all ages. Free, $1 for parking. (310) 454-1395, ext. 153, www.LAmountains.com.

Outer Space Ventura County Astronomical Society hosts Dr. Marc Rayman from JPL, 7:30 p.m., Vista Elementary School, 2175 Wisteria, Simi Valley. Rayman speaks on NASA's Deep Space 1 and Dawn missions. (805) 520-9666.

Artistic Survivor Bruce Kanegai (high school art teacher, karate instructor, TV "Survivor") demonstrates the art of "perspective" 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Sponsored by Simi Valley Art Association. $5 donation suggested. Anne Cannata, (805) 526-6215 or Edith Wells, (805) 526-3012.

Gingerbread Houses Westlake Junior Women's Club hosts 25th annual Gingerbread Fundraising Boutique today, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Maximilian Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. 35 vendors show handmade wares and baked goods, desserts for sale. Also, silent auction for Gingerbread House Competition items. Event proceeds go to many local charities. Leisa Schwartz, (818) 865-0401.

Kids' Concert Conejo Valley Children's Concert Series presents Norman Foote and his songs, props, zany humor and wordplay, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m., Scherr Forum Theatre, Countrywide Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. $7, $10. All tickets by mail. (805) 388-3021.

SAT., NOV. 18

Ballroom Dancing Thousand Oaks Dance Club meets in ballroom, Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Doors open 7 p.m., dancing 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Music by The Starlighters. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Singles, couples welcomed. Light refreshments. (805) 381-2744.

Eye On The Birdie Birding field trip at Ahmanson Ranch with Conejo Valley Audubon Society. Leave Rancho Park-and-Ride 8 a.m. or north end of Kanan Road, 8:30 a.m. Bring water, jacket. See sparrows, hawks, oak titmouse, warblers, woodpeckers, more. Dee Lyon, (805) 499-2165.

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Singers Oaks Chamber Singers with Royal Oaks Festival Orchestra presents Requiem by John Rutter, German arts songs by Louis Spohr, Korean boat songs and arias. 8:15 p.m., St. Paschal Baylon Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. $20, $16. (805) 499-1913.

We Love Computers See Microsoft's newest operating system, Vista, at Channel Islands PC User Group general computer club meeting, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, 1500 Temple Ave. Meeting is open to the public, free. www.cipcug.org.

For The Children AlmaVia of Camarillo hosts fifth annual holiday boutique, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2500 Ponderosa Drive North. Handmade crafts, gift items, homemade jams, baked goods. Proceeds benefit children at Casa Pacifica crisis and treatment center. (805) 388-5277.

Learn About Avians Mountains Restorations Trust hosts November Youth Naturalist Program, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Headwaters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Children ages 8 to 12 examine bird pellets, bird bones and feathers through microscopes. Guest speaker brings live birds for observation. View birds with binoculars. Pre-registration required. Fee $15. Susan Haugland, (818) 591-1701, ext. 181.

Support Missions Mission Council of Emmanuel Church hosts annual Christmas Mission market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. For sale: luncheon items and handcrafted goods from natives of developing countries. Youth Ministries also provide children's activities, car wash, bake sale to finance mission trip. (805) 498-4502.

Creativity Unleased Studio Channel Islands Art Center presents seventh annual Juried Membership Exhibition, "Outside the Box." Opening reception 4 to 6 p.m., CSUCI campus, building 18, Ventura Street, Camarillo. (805) 383-1368.

SUN., NOV. 19

Cities' Concert Community concert and jazz band performs 5 p.m., Willow Elementary School, Agoura Hills. Sponsored by city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services, Las Virgenes Unified School District, city of Westlake Village. (818) 597-7361.

Hanukkah Boutique Congregation B'nai Emet hosts annual Hanukkah Boutique, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4645 Industrial St., No. 2C, Simi Valley. For sale: gifts, jewelry, books, toys, clothing, food, house-wares, art work, Judaica items. Meridith, (805) 581-3723.

Run Dog Run Second Annual Rabid Dog Run. 5K, one-mile Fun Run and Walk, Tierra Rejada Farms, Moorpark. All proceeds benefit Deirdre Malafronte Foundation (scholarships to children who have lost a parent). Children's activities, raffle, prizes to racers. January Ornellas, (805) 5539520. www.active.com.

MON., NOV. 20

Gal's Night Out Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club hosts evening meeting, Gal's Night Out, 7 p.m., at home of Suzy Lesiak. Several vendors will show gift items for holiday shopping. Lesiak, (805) 530-1577.

SAT., NOV. 25

Time To Dance Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club hosts plus level dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Jay Henderson is guest caller. $6 donation. (805) 499-2920.

SUN., NOV. 26

For The Birds Bird fielding trip to Lake Piru, Fillmore Fish Hatcheries. Leave Janss Park and Ride, 8 a.m. Bring water, jacket. See ospreys, herons, egrets, bald eagles, more. Sponsored by Conejo Valley Audubon Society. Tom Halpin, (805) 746-4598.

TUES., NOV. 28

Sing Around Campfire Naturalist leads "Nighttime Tricks to Find Treats" Campfire Program. Lasky Mesa in Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve. Meet 7 p.m., Crummer Canyon Road off Mureau Road just inside gate, caravan up to Lasky Mesa. Stories, songs, marshmallows. Bring stories, songs, picnic dinner. Free. Reservations requested. (310) 454-1395, Ext. 153. www.LAmountains.com.

FRI., DEC. 1

Great Bargains Senior Concerns hosts Bargain Boutique and Thrift Shop, Human Services building, 809 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Preview today, 4 to 8 p.m., with champagne, appetizers, entertainment. $10. Regular boutique tomorrow, 11 am. to 4 p.m., free admission. Holiday decorations, grab bags, baked goods, collectibles, household items, clothing. (805) 497-0189.

Get In Shape Gail Holloway, personal fitness consultant, leads outdoor fitness and exercise walk, rain or shine, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Soka University of America, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Free, open to public. Moderate hike, 60-minute exercise session. Bring bottled water. RSVP (818) 878-3741.

SUN., DEC. 3

Holiday Homes Meadowlark Service League in Camarillo hosts 28th annual Holiday Home Tour fundraiser, 1 to 5 p.m. See four homes decorated for holidays. Complimentary refreshments. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds to local charities. Vicky Berman, (805) 388-5436.

MON., DEC. 4

Revolutionary Conejo Valley Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets 11:30 a.m., garden room, Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Suite 1, Westlake Village. Anne Lampman, California State Regent, presents program "Christmas customs from the American revolution." $23.50. Carol Satterthwaite, (805) 532-1148.

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