2008-01-25 / Calendar
FRI., JAN. 25
Bella Vita Westlake Bella Vita Italian Social Club hosts meeting and chicken dinner, 6 p.m., St. Jude's Catholic parish hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Program on "Heritage." Guests welcome. Larry Averill, (818) 889-8069.
Folk Dancing West Valley Folk Dancers teach international folk dances, 7:15 to 10 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. Scottish set dance "The Highlander's Umbrella" taught. Romanian line dance "Opinca" reviewed. $4. Wear soft shoes. (818) 591-9078.
Friday Funnies Oak Park High School Comedy Sportz show, Room G-9, 899 N. Kanan Road. Doors open 7:10 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m. Refreshments sold. Students $3, adults $5. Sim Carter, (818) 338-1003.
Irish Music Makem and Spain Brothers play traditional Irish music, 7:30 p.m., Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. Acoustic concert with singing, variety of string and wind instruments. $20 at door. (805) 288-1345, www dromorecastleproductions.com.
SAT., JAN. 26
Bodie House Show Concerts at the Bodie House presents songwriter/singer Steve Seskin, 8 p.m., private home in Agoura Hills. $15 donation (all proceeds to musician), includes dessert/appetizer bar. RSVP (818) 6218309, BodieHouse@aol.com. Directions given upon RSVP. www.BodieHouse.com.
Rose Pruning Ventura County Rose Society help prune old garden roses, 8:30 a.m. until finished, at Stage Coach Inn Heritage Rose Garden, 51 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Volunteers needed. Training provided. May take clippings to root for home garden. Bring bucket, gloves, hat, clippers. Kathy Ayers, (805) 4980861, www.venturarose.org.
San Andreas Fault Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area hosts lecture on visiting the San Andreas Fault by author Dr. David Lynch, 2 p.m., National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Book signing after talk. (805) 370-2301.
Indigo Dye Info Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild meets 9:30 a.m., 701 S. Del Norte Blvd., Units 115 and 120, Oxnard. John Pitblado gives 90-minute slide lecture on history of indigo dye. Free, open to public. Carl Friedlander (805) 492-7404. Four-hour Indigo dyeing workshop follows talk, 4243 Telegraph Road, Ventura. $35. RSVP with check for workshop to Silvia Leldig, P.O. Box 6692, Ventura CA 93006.
Square Dance Buckles & Bows Square Dance Club hosts plus level square dance with A-1 tip, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road. Jerry Junck guest caller. $6 donation. John and Shirley, (805) 499-2920.
Night Of Champions Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce hosts 2008 Night of Champions inaugural celebration dinner, dance and sports entertainment night, 6 p.m., Woodland Hills Hilton, 6360 Canoga Ave. Reception, silent and live auctions, installation of board of directors, award presentation, dancing, sports entertainment. (818) 347-4737, www .woodlandhillscc.net.
SUN., JAN. 27
Old-Time Radio Show High Street Broadcast, live comedy/music "radio show," performs 7 to 8 p.m., High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Free. (805) 529-8700.
Fiddlers And Fun California State Old Time Fiddlers Association meets 1:30 p.m., Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View. Family fun, music, dancing, refreshments. Free admission. (805) 517-1131.
Belly Dance Bonanza Middle Eastern Cultural Dance Association Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Anacapa Middle School, 100 S. Mill Road, Ventura. Dancers and troupes perform. Vendors sell costumes, accessories. $7 admission. Janet, (805) 985-1217, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restore Nature Mountains Restoration Trust hosts Volunteer Day, 9 a.m. to noon,Cold Creek Preserve on Stunt Road between Schueren Road, Mulholland Drive. Help re-establish oak, willow woodlands along creek. Bring drinking water, hat, gloves, sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes, work clothes. Tools provided. Earn community service credit. Reservations required. (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.
GOP Women's Speaker Camarillo Republican Women Federated Club meets 11 a.m., Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Guest speaker attorney Larry Greenfield, California Regional Director of Republican Jewish Coalition. Public invited. $17.50 for lunch. Reservations, checks required in advanced. Bette Anderson, (805) 482-5476.
Piano And Violin Mount Cross Classical Concerts Series presents Sharon Cooper, violin, & Joyce Cates, piano, 2 p.m., Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 102 Camino Esplendido, Camarillo. Music of Schumann, Brahms, Debussy. $15 donation at door. (805) 484-2054.
TUES., JAN. 29
Laugh Out Loud Hillel 818 presents Comedy Night at World Famous Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. VIP reception, 8 p.m. show. Master of ceremonies Lisa Ann Walter. Elon Gold, Wendy Liebman, others perform. Auction, raffle. $25 general admission, $10 students with ID, $75 VIP admission includes wine and dessert reception with talent. Twodrink minimum. Over 18 only. Proceeds support Hillel program at L.A. colleges. Tickets (818) 887-5901, www.hillel818.org.
WED., JAN. 30
Song Circles Simi Valley Acoustic Music Club meets 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., private home in Simi Valley. Play in song circles or listen. Guests welcome. M. Gregory, (805) 579-6416, www.Songmakers.org.
Classical Guitar Ventura County Classical Guitar Society meets 7 p.m., Rec. and Park District Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Guest guitarist Robert Boyd plays 8 p.m. Public welcome. (805) 482-6224, www.vccgs.com.
Diversity Dialogue Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters present dialogue on Muslim-Jewish partnership, 7 p.m., Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Aziza Hasan (Muslim), Malka Fenyvesi (Jewish) describe interethnic interaction. Free, open to public. (805) 498-9401, GlobalExchangeVCS @yahoo.com.
THURS., JAN. 31
Luncheon RSVP Reservations due for Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation Conejo Valley Guild luncheon, 10:30 a.m., Wed., Feb. 6. Westlake Village Inn. 31943 Agoura Road. Auction of mystery gifts. Guests welcome. $25. RSVP Barbara Oliver, (805) 4964702; Evie Piller, (818) 889-2266.
FRI., FEB. 1
'On Golden Pond' High Street Arts Center presents drama "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson, 8 p.m., 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Through March 2. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $8 children 12 and under. Group discounts available. (805) 529-8700.
Make-A-Wish Benefit Benefit concert, 8:30 p.m., Azar's Sports Bar, 2215 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Bands: Angeles, Silverado. $5. All ticket sales donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Tri-Counties. (805) 498-2365, www.tri-counties.wish.org.
Talent Show Student Government Board presents annual talent show, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road. Free. Donna Valle, (818) 472-1530, email@example.com.
Play In Ojai "Madwoman of Chaillot" by Jean Giraudoux opens 8 p.m., Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St. Through March 1. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays. $18 general admission. $15 students, seniors, Art Center members. Twofor-one opening weekend only. RSVP (805) 640-8797, www.OjaiACT.org.
SAT., FEB. 2
Chinese Celebration Ventura County Chinese American Association sponsors Chinese New Year Festival, 2 to 4 p.m., Constitution Park, 1287 Paseo, Camarillo. Chinese classical dancing, Lion dancing by Camarillo Kung Fu Club, play by Chinese School students, Chinese classical instrument ensemble, calligraphy and brush painting demos, children's craft booths, souvenirs for sale. Free admission, bring chairs for seating. (805) 482-6074, www.vccaa.org.
High School Concert High school concert, 7 to 11 p.m., Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road. Bands: Drive A, Jetstream, The Braces. $10 at door. For high school students only. (805) 494-5156.
Special Performance The Fraternity of the Hidden Light (modern day school of the western esoteric tradition) presents special performance open to public, 5 p.m., 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. Steve, (805) 415-5401, jno777 @wavecable.com, www.lvx.org.
SUN., FEB. 3
American Indian Craft Cultural workshop, Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, Lynn Road at Via Goleta, Newbury Park. Two separate sessions: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m. Create a gourd necklace with Nadiya Littlewarrior. For all ages. Free. National Park Service, (805) 370-2301.
Violin Concert University Women presents Young Artists Concert Series, 2 p.m., Gindi Auditorium, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. Violinist William Hagen plays. Dessert reception follows concert. $15 concert, $25 concert and reception. Free valet parking. RSVP required. (310) 440-1283
MON., FEB. 4
Support School Music Reservations due for Simi Valley High School Music Boosters' second annual Valentine Dinner and Fundraiser, 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8, Paul's Italian Villa, 2585 Cochran St., Ste. 1, Simi Valley. Music by SVHS, CSUN, Moorpark College bands. Raffles, silent auction. Proceeds support school instrumental music department. $30 per person. Prepaid reservations only. RSVP Jeanette Marquez, (805) 527-5224.
Club Reservations Reservations due for Camarillo Women's Club fourth annual fundraiser/general meeting, 11 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 7, Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Buffet luncheon, tea time, silent auction. Entertainment: "The Advent of the Automobile in Ventura." $20 luncheon. Proceeds go for scholarships. RSVP (805) 647-5530.
Annual DAR Awards Conejo Valley National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church education wing, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Annual awards night. Barbara Hougardy, (818) 889-8039.
TUES., FEB. 5
Spring Fling RSVP Reservations due for Conejo Valley Encore Club's Spring Fling Fashion Show and Brunch, 10:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 20, Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Breakfast buffet, fashion show by Draper's and Damon's. $23. RSVP (805) 483-2130.
Pizza And Music Ventura County Acoustic Music Club meets for pizza and music, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Camarillo Round Table Pizza, 880 Arneill Road. Play in song circles or listen. T.J. Zeiler, (805) 482-0029, www.Songmakers.org.
Saltwater Fishing Info Ventura County Sportfishing Club meets 7 p.m., Du-Par's Restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Capt. Dave Bacon, local fishing boat skipper, discusses upcoming local saltwater fishing season. Guests welcome. Bill Berger, (818) 889-1370, www.vcsc.info.
Girl Scouts Gather Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast hosts evening of cocoa and crafts for families, 5 to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. Girls have cocoa, make craft. Parents learn about scouting program. $12 for nonscouts, includes scout registration fee. $2 registered Girl Scouts. RSVP Nikki De La Torre, (800) 8222427, ext. 211; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Economic Forecast Prepaid reservations due 2 p.m. for Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks eighth annual Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Economic Forecast, 7 a.m. Fri., Feb. 8, Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. Keynote speaker John K. Paglia, finance professor at Pepperdine University. Panel of expert guest speakers. $41 prepaid, $49 at door. Cost includes buffet breakfast, seminar, booklet. RSVP Kay Garcia, (805) 370-0035, email@example.com.
WED., FEB. 6
Tax Tips Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts luncheon, noon, Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas. L.A. County Tax Assessor Rick Auerbach discusses appealing, lowering property tax bills. RSVP Alex Soteras, (818) 889-3150.