2009-12-04 / Datebook


FRI., DEC. 4

Santa’s Secret Shop 3 to 7 p.m. at Westlake Village City Hall. St. Jude School hosts inaugural holiday gift shop. Children can select gifts for their parents, siblings, family, friends at childfriendly prices. Vendors for adults. Refreshments. Free admission. Contact: Jennifer Loper Email: jjmcjloper@verizon.net Web: www.stjudeschool.org Time: 3:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

Simi Community Christmas 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 6, 8. International creche exhibit, continuous music performances, live nativity at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 480 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley, CA. Free admission, open to the public. Phone: 805.813.1469 Contact: Leila Jones Email: cherielynnae @sbcglobal.net Web: www .SimiCommunityChristmas.com

Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

Camarillo Old Town

Holiday Celebration 5 to 8 p.m. on Ventura Boulevard, adjoining streets between Carmen Drive and Lewis Road, Camarillo. Choral groups, carolers, lights, decorations, free hot cocoa, gift basket raffles, pictures with Santa, horse and carriage rides. The traditional tree lighting ceremony by the mayor at the 90-foot-tall pine tree in Dizdar Park, across from JJ Brewsky’s. Stores, restaurants open. Free admission. Carriage rides $7 adults, $5 children. Pictures with Santa $10. Phone: 805.484.4383 Contact: Sandy Wheat Email: sandy @camarillochamber.org Web: www.CamarilloChamber.org Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

Conejo Valley YMCA Holiday Shopping Night Out 6 to 9:30 p.m. at YMCA day care site, Peach Hill Elementary School, 13400 Christian Barrett Road, Moorpark. Supervised child care while parents shop. Pizza dinner, games, craft projects for kids. $20 first child, $15 for each additional child. Children must be 4 years or older. Nonmembers welcome. Phone: 805.523.7613 Contact: Krystal Wahl Email: kwahl @conejovalleyymca.org Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

No Room At The Inn 6 to 9 p.m. grand opening gala at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1201 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo. Display of hundreds of nativities from private collections. Silent auction. $25 advance, $30 at door. Display only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, 6. Crafts, costumes for children. $5 adults, $1 child. All proceeds benefit local homeless shelters. RSVP requested for gala. Phone: 805.807.1088 Contact: Nora Web: www.noroom.org Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

Camarillo Ranch

Holiday Candlelight Gala 6 to 10 p.m. at Camarillo Ranch. Food from local restaurants, caterers. Live and silent auctions, exhibits, tours of house, music by Estrada Brothers. Gift shop items for sale. Fundraiser for Camarillo Ranch Foundation. $75 through Nov. 29, $85 at door. Table for 10 $850. Evening attire or period costume, black tie optional. Phone: 805.389.8182 Contact: Camarillo Ranch office Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

‘Play On’ Comedy by Rick Abbot opens 7 p.m. at Moorpark High School Performing Arts Center, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Also 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

Community Rock Concert At Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Rock concert to celebrate 10th anniversary of center. Flight Crew, Vas Defrans, The Harm scheduled to play. For families. $7. Phone: 818.880.2993 Email: jessica@ahccc.org Web: www .ahccc.org Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

‘Scenes Of The Season’ Four short holiday plays presented by Thousand Oaks Actors Guild at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Razz-ma-tappers senior tap group also performs. $10 tickets plus donation of new toy worth $10 for child in need. Phone: 805.381.2747 Contact: Box office Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

Village Voices Chorale

Holiday Concert At Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 8 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Christmas, Hanukkah, holiday music. $18.

Phone: 805.379.5913 Web: www.villagevoiceschorale.org

Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

‘The Best Christmas

Pageant Ever’ Family comedy by Barbara Robinson opens 8 p.m. at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Runs through Dec. 20. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $8 children 12 and under. Group discounts available. Phone: 805.529.8700 Contact: Box office Web: www .highstreetartscenter.com Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 12/4/2009

SAT., DEC. 5

School Christmas Boutique 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Valley Christian School, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Gifts, used books, bake sale, jewelry, handcrafted items. Phone: 818.884.4710 Contact: Jill Johnson Web: www .westvalleychristianschool.com

Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Keep The Band Playing

E-Waste Event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Coastal E-Waste hosts electronic waste collection event. Proceeds go to school band. Drop off old, broken waste for recycling. Phone: 866.410.9600 Contact: Michael Email: ewasteevent @yahoo.com Web: www.ezewaste .com Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Conejo Botanic Garden 9 to 11 a.m. at Kids’ Garden, 350 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Jon Freeman-Wood speaks on planting, pruning and care of fruit and citrus trees. Free. Phone: 805.494.7630 Email: Tom1374@verizon.net Web: www.conejogarden.org Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Holiday Homes Tour 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Self-guided tour is biggest annual fundraiser for The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura’s free programs for cancer patients. Tickets $30 advance, $35 at door. Annual Holiday Boutique same hours at North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Portion of proceeds benefits organization. Admission to Holiday Boutique free, no tickets required. Phone: 888.557.3177 Contact: Grace Email: twcinfo @wellnesscommunityhope.org Web: www.TwcVv.org Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Fourth Annual CARnival

Family Fun Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles. Opportunity to paint mural designed by comic artist Phil Yeh. Kids Are 1st provides information on child ID, car seat safety checks. Face painting, balloon sculpture, magician. Free admission for all children. Phone: 323.964.6308 Contact: Liv Email: lamend@petersen.org Web: www.petersen.org/ Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Brandon’s Buddies 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brandon’s Village universal playground, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. Integrated play for children with/ without disabilities, face painting, crafts, entertainment, treats. Free. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.222.8118 Contact: Dina Kaplan Email: brandonsbuddies@pacbell.net

Time: 11:00 a.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Thousand Oaks

African Violet Society 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. Show-andtell, installation of officers, review of October show. Free, all welcome. Phone: 805.581.0014 Contact: Judy Anderson Time: 12:30 p.m. Date: 12/5/2009

Allied Artists Holiday

Fine Art Exhibit Open reception 4 to 7 p.m. at 2331A Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks. Display of nature-inspired artwork. On display through Dec. 29. Gallery is closed Dec. 25. Phone: 310.457.9130 Web: www.allied-artists.com Time: 4:00 p.m. Date: 12/5/2009

SoCal Curling Club Open curling at Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Adults and children age 12 and older can learn the Winter Olympic sport of curling. All equipment provided. Dress warmly; wear flat-soled athletic shoes. $20. Web: www.socalcurling.org Time: 7:00 p.m. Date: 12/5/2009

SUN., DEC. 6

Christmas Boutique,

Greens And Bake Sale 9 a.m. to noon at United Methodist Church, 1000 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Sponsored by Thousand Oaks United Methodist Women. Gift ideas, baked goods, centerpieces, holiday adornments. Phone: 805.378.5595 Contact: Allison Headrick Email: headrick @clunet.edu Time: 9:00 a.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Winter Solstice Guest

Artist Show And Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Satwiwa Culture Center, Lynn Road and Via Goleta, Newbury Park. Sponsored by Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Handcrafted art, music, storytelling. Native American art for sale. Meet artists. For all ages. Phone: 805.370.2301 Contact: Visitor Center Email: Lauren_Newman@nps.gov Web: www.nps.gov/ Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Winter Bazaar Noon to 4 p.m. at Ventura Improv Company, 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. Local handmade goods, jewelry, holiday decor, accessories, household goods, fine art prints and photographs. Portion of proceeds benefit improv company. Web: www.venturaimprov.com Time: 12:00 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Holiday Boutique

At The Barn 1 to 5 p.m. at Camarillo Ranch’s newly renovated Red Barn. Handblown glass ornaments, silk Christmas wreaths, holiday clothing, jewelry, scented candles, garden arrangements. Sponsored by Meadowlark Service League. Free admission. Web: www.meadowlark serviceleague.com Time: 1:00 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Holiday Home

Tour Fundraiser 1 to 5 p.m. in Camarillo. Sponsored by Meadowlark Service League. Self-guided tour of four decorated homes. Drawing for prizes, boutique shopping, refreshments at Red Barn, Camarillo Ranch. $25 advance, $30 at door. Phone: 805.987.4095 Contact: Midge Bradford Web: www .meadowlarkserviceleague.com

Time: 1:00 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Leonis Adobe Museum

Holiday Open House 2 to 5 p.m. at 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Crafts, Santa, lighting ceremony, refreshments, Victorian table, vintage doll collection. Music by Craig Newton and the Chaminada Choir. Free admission, parking. Phone: 818.222.6511 Contact: Leonis Adobe Museum Web: www.leonisadobemuseum.org

Time: 2:00 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

CSUCI Choir California State University Channel Islands Choir presents concert at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. $20. Phone: 805.218.2042 Contact: Molly Kohler Pei Web: www.choir .csuci.edu Time: 3:00 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Candlelight Tributes

Of Remembrance At Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Inspirational service of support for community members as they remember loved ones lost during the year. Free. RSVP requested. Phone: 818.889.0902 Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

Ventura County

Philatelic Society 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, Ventura. Free admission, parking. Email: vcpsforyou@lycos.com Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 12/6/2009

MON., DEC. 7

Daughters Of The

American Revolution Conejo Valley Chapter meets at Plug Nickel restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. 10:30 a.m. business meeting. Lunch at noon. Christmas program, chapter anniversary. Sandra Hilliard discusses Navajo arts and rugs. Call for cost of lunch. Phone: 818.889.8039 Contact: Barbara Hougardy Time: 10:30 a.m. Date: 12/7/2009

Thousand Oaks

Digital Photo Group Meets at Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library community room, 1401 E. Janss Road. Contest presentation, demos, camera tips. No charge for first visit. Email: bopeltzman@aol.com Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/7/2009

Conejo Valley

Audubon Society Meets at Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. Don Des Jardin presents new video “More Birds Volume III,” featuring birds from local area, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Arizona. Free.

Phone: 805.527.2721 Web: www.ConejoValleyAudubon.org Time: 7:30 p.m. Date: 12/7/2009

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