2007-03-30 / Datebook


Speaker Series Ventura County Speaker Series presents author/radio talk show host/college lecturer Robert Scheer, 7 p.m., Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road. Book signing, "Playing President," after talk. $3 donation. Seating is first come, first served. Coffee, refreshments served.

Show Time Moorpark High School presents a play, "The Littlest Dictator," 7:30 p.m., campus Performing Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Tickets $5 at door. (805) 378-6305.

Talented Youth University Elementary School presents talent show, "Sound of the Stars!" 7 p.m., multipurpose room, 2801 Atlas Ave., Thousand Oaks. Songs, dance, piano, violin, jumprope routines by children K to 5. Free admission; bake sale benefits PTA.

Another Encore CineMagic (performing arts program of Pleasant Valley Education Foundation) presents sixth annual musical "Encore! One More Time," Pacifica High School Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard. 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Saturday. $5 to $25. Proceeds go to arts, technology programs in Pleasant Valley School District. Tess Blankenship (805) 389-4321.

Crafty Seniors Spring Arts & Crafts Fair, today and tomorrow, Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For sale: jewelry, wood sculptures, pottery, needle crafts, other items made by seniors. Simi Valley Council on Aging sells home-baked goods, hosts rummage sale. Pancake breakfast today only, 8 to 11 a.m. $4 for pancakes, bacon, orange juice, coffee. Proceeds to Simi Valley Meals on Wheels Program. (805) 583-6366.



Butterflies Are Free National Park Service hosts Lecture Series Program, 2 p.m., National Park Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Free. Fred Heath, author "An Introduction to Southern California Butterflies," discusses butterfly lives and how to see them. Book available for purchase. (805) 370-2301.

Animals At Play America's Teaching Zoo hosts annual Spring Spectacular fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., today and tomorrow, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. Exotic animals on display, children's games, scavenger hunt, raffle, food and merchandise vendors. "Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Sacred Animal" shows 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. each day. $10 adults, $5 children & seniors. (805) 378-1441, w w w. m o o r p a r k c o l l e g e . edu/zoo.

School Benefit Colina Middle School hosts annual fashion show fundraiser, 7 p.m., school auditorium, 1500 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Eighthgraders model clothes donated by local stores. Raffle, silent auction. Reserved seats $30. General seating $15. All proceeds to student programs. (818) 597-1383.

Breakfast With Masons Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge No. 807 serves pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge, 2786 Crescent Way, Thousand Oaks. $5 for pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice. (805) 3738532, www.calodges.org/no807.

Tea Time Agoura Valley Woman's Club hosts tea for all interested women, 2 p.m. Learn about club philanthropy projects. Free. For RSVP, location, call Deborah, (818) 706-8074.

Pioneering Women Agoura Hills Library celebrates Women's History Month, 2 p.m., 29901 Ladyface Court. Moorpark College professor Patty Colman discusses women homesteaders of Santa Monica Mountains. Free. (818) 889-2278.

Nothing Up

His Sleeve Rotary Club of Camarillo hosts "An Evening of Magic," 8 p.m., High Street Arts Center, 45 High St., Moorpark. Several illusionists from Hollywood's Magic Castle perform. Proceeds go to scholarships for CSUCI graduates. Tickets $30, tax deductible. (805) 388-7669.

Try Your Luck Agoura Water Polo Foundation hosts 2007 Casino Night, 6 to 10 p.m., Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. $35 includes buffet dinner and dessert from Rosie's BBQ & Grillery, casino games, raffles, silent and live auctions. Nadine Rothermel (818) 889-5755, nrothermel@yahoo.com.

Egg-cellent Event Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District presents annual Easter Eggstravaganza, Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley Road. Live entertainment, traditional egg hunt, Easter Bunny.

Classics For Children Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras, music therapist Tomiko Hamada Taylor present sixth annual "First classic concert for children and parents" 2 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. Special guest Naoko Takada, marimbist, with piano accompaniment. Audience improv. Free. (805) 523-8045.

Outdoor Paintings Allied Artists of Santa Monica Mountains presents Seashore Art Exhibit and Sale. Noon to 4 p.m., Headwaters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Plein air art for sale, live music, refreshments. Twenty percent of sales donated to Mountains Restoration Trust. Free. (818) 5911701, ext. 188.


Horse Competition Equestrian Trails Inc. Corral 37 sponsors gymkhana, Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Los Flores, Thousand Oaks. Easter egg hunt, games. Registration starts 9 a.m. Events begin 10 a.m. Day memberships available for nonmembers. Spectators welcome. Rachel Wolfe (805) 901-0469.

Soap Box Derby Triunfo YMCA Trailblazer Program hosts Soap Box Derby/Carnival, noon to 3 p.m., Farmers Insurance Building parking lot, 31051 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Soapbox car races, classic car show, carnival games, L.A. Avengers football "challenge toss," NASCAR race car and L.A. County Fire Dept. engine on display. $4 community barbecue. Neil Ticktin (818) 584-1010.


Edit Photos Photo Group meets 6:30 p.m., Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Demonstration of editing photos in Photoshop. Members may bring photos from previous field trips. (805) 498-4669.

A Look At Loons Field biologist Darwin Long, Morro Coast Audubon Society President Henry Pontarelli give presentation on wintering loon ecology, behavior, migrations. Conejo Valley Audubon Society meets 7:30 p.m. Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. (805) 987-2721.

DAR Studies Spies Conejo Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets 11:30 a.m., garden room, Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Program: Charles Lampman presents "American spies and traitors." Carol Satterthwaite, (805) 532-1148.


Strum Along Acoustic Music Club/Songmakers meets 6:30 to 10 p.m., Camarillo Round Table Pizza, 880 Arneill Road, Camarillo. For beginning, expert musicians. Play in song circles or visit. T.J. Zeiler, (805) 482-0029.

Beautiful Flowers Westlake Village Garden Club meets 9:30 a.m., Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Connie Mercurio demonstrates making flower arrangements. Refreshments served. No charge for guests. (805) 464-4702.

Dems Study Healthcare Reservation due today for Democratic Club of Camarillo meeting April 5, UFCW Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road. 6 p.m. pizza. 7 p.m. meeting. Topic: "Healthcare for All." Speaker: Penny Strowger, director HealthCare for All - One Care Now, Ventura County Chapter. Public invited. $15. RSVP Joan or Bob Rust, (805) 484-6601.

Money And Peace The Language and Philosophy of Peace study group meets 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., community room, Simi Valley Library. Guest speaker Dominick Savo, regional vice president, Primerica. Topic: "Money and Peace: A Conservative's Perspective," how peace relates to economics, wealth building. Public invited. Free. wrytor@sbcglobal.net.


Teens Sing Out Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department presents annual spring concert, 7 p.m., campus Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road. Classic, contemporary music by Concert Choir, Panther Chamber Singers. Public welcome. $7 donation. Proceeds benefit music department activities. John Meler, (805) 383-7215.

Folk Singers Ojai concert series presents folk singers Fur Dixon and Steve Werner, 7 p.m., Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $13 advance, $15 at door. www.ojaiconcertseries.com.


Tool Time Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association meets 7 p.m., Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Program: educational programs on tuning, mortising, router use, saw blade selection. Visitors welcome. (818) 707-2772,


Reservation Due

Thousand Oaks Women's Connection meets for lunch, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 11, Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Free child care with reservations by today. Stephanie Hoenig of S.J. Madies presents designer handbags. Businesswoman Marilyn Dronenburg discusses how to "make a masterpiece of your life story." Tricia Davis, musical guest. $20. RSVP Joanne, (805) 498-1823, or Charlene, (805) 5269820.

Moms Host

Party MOMS Club of Westlake Village hosts Spring Party, 3 to 6 p.m., Deerhill Park, Oak

Park. Games, crafts, egg hunt, information about activities. New

about activities. New members welcome. RSVP 818) 974-3319.

Fancy Attire Camarillo Women's Club hosts fashion show, 11 a.m., Sterling Hills Golf Club. Clothing, accessories provided by Coldwater Creek at The Oaks mall. Modeling by club members. DejaVu provides entertainment. RSVP (805) 488-3478.


Traditional Dances West Valley Folk Dancers teach international folk dances, 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. For all ages, skill levels. Learn Macedonian line dance, "Katushe Mome Katushe," Serbian line dance "Rukavica." Wear soft shoes. $3. (818) 591-9078.


Look For Eggs City of Moorpark Recreation Division presents Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Pony rides, petting farm, Easter games, attractions. Age-level egg hunts begin 10:15 a.m. Family egg hunt at noon. General admission $5. Allaccess $10. (805) 5176300, www.ci.moorpark.ca.us.

Pick Up Trash Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley hosts cleanup of Tierra Rejada Park, 10 a.m., top of Stargaze Place off Tierra Rejada Road, Simi Valley. Larry Cox, (805) 522-8860, LCox743@aol.com.


Grow Orchids Conejo Orchid Society meets 7 p.m., Westlake Village City Hall, 23300 Oak Crest Drive. Doug Conkin leads culture session. Orchid raffle, refreshments. Free. Janna, (805) 278-2205; Marian, (818) 889-1895.

Decorative Painters Ventura County Chapter of Society of Decorative Painters, 7 p.m., Orchid Building, UFCW Local Union Hall, 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo. Peggy, (805) 646-0041.


Faith And Politics Democratic Club of Conejo Valley meets 6:30 p.m., Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Speakers: Jerl Laws, interfaith outreach director; Dr. Karin Quimby, liaison to faith communities for Rep. Lois Capps. Topic: religious integrity, ethics, returning California Democratic Party to core values. (805) 375-3188, www.conejodemocrats.com.

Raising Orchids Reservations due noon today for Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club luncheon, 10 a.m. Fri., April 13, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Program: How to raise orchids. RSVP Tami Gresiak, (805) 529-5439.


Tune In Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club meets 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Speaker: John Beckers, W6JON. Topic: energy management networking in MESH Wireless Network, a large school environment. Al Febraro, W6AAX, (805) 208-1790.

Progress On Library Calabasas Historical Society presents former Calabasas mayor Bob Hill, Calabasas City Library, 23975 Park Sorrento. 6:30 p.m. general meeting, election. 7 p.m., Hill gives update on new city library under construction in Calabasas Civic Center. Public invited. Free refreshments. Bernice Fisher (818) 225-8434.

Search For Jewels Conejo Gem & Mineral Club meets 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Leslie Neff, Larry Hoskinson present "Tourist's guide to finding opal in Coober Pedy, Australia." Youth program available. Public welcome; free. Becky Williamson, (805) 532-1916.

Travelogue "Whizzing Around the World With Irma." 10 a.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. World traveler Irma Kackert discusses her trip through Panama Canal locks in small boat. (805) 381-27744.


It's A Thriller Conejo Players open mystery drama "Angel Street" by Patrick Hamilton, 8 p.m., 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Thursdays through Saturdays through May 12, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $14 to $18. (805) 495-3715.

Get Motivated Simi Valley Hospital Foundation presents fundraiser, "Hats Off to Women" conference, luncheon, fashion show. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Moorpark County Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Speaker: author, motivational speaker Mary Marcdante. Proceeds to purchase digital mammography technology for hospital. $45. (805) 955-8142.


Middle East Culture Tribal belly dance performances with live music, world market vending at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Today 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Turkish food, dance workshops, family entertainment. Admission $15 today, $10 Sunday. (818) 880-2993,www. tribalcaravan.com, www.ahccc.org.

Clean Up Creeks City of Calabasas hosts annual Creek Cleanup, 9 to 11 a.m., De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road. Remove waste from creeks. Volunteers receive free T-shirt. Gloves, plastic bags provided. Light refreshments served. Students earn community service hours. Wear sunblock, work clothes, no flipflops. (818) 878-4225.

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