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FRI., AUG. 16 Ventura County Astronomical Society 7:15 p.m. at Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Road. Dr. Gary Peterson gives PowerPoint presentation on the planet Uranus. Free. Refreshments provided; donations welcome. Phone: 805.520.9666. Web: www.VCAS.org. Classics At The Inn 7:15 p.m. at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Outdoor screening of 1938 film “The Adventures of […]

Cast of all ages sought for Moorpark play

The Moorpark College theater arts department will host auditions for its fall 2013 production of Craig Lucas’ “Prelude to a Kiss” from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 20 on the Main Stage of the performing arts center, 7075 Campus Road. Callbacks will be Wed., Aug. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. The play garnered a Tony Award nomination for […]

Choir show to benefit meals program

Pacific Sound—an award-winning, internationally traveled, 25-voice male a cappella choir based in Ventura County—will present its annual show, “Hooray for Harmony,” on Sat., Sept. 21 at Mulcahy Hall, Our Lady of Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Two shows will be presented: 2 p.m. dessert and coffee matinee, and 6:30 p.m. dinner show. Wine will be sold in the evening, […]

Learn about CSUCI graduate programs

Cal State Channel Islands will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29 in El Dorado Hall on the Camarillo campus. Attendees can learn more about Project ACCESO and Project Vista, two CSUCI programs that promote regional student success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the pursuit of graduate studies. The two projects, funded through […]

Info session on new state standards

A free public information meeting, “What is Common Core?” will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug., 26 at the Grant Brimhall Library conference room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The program is for parents and grandparents of school-aged children. Common Core is described by organizers of the meeting as the untested federal education standard being implemented […]

Duo brings ‘depth of knowledge’ to jobs

Two new faces will greet Adolfo Camarillo High School students when classes begin Wed., Aug. 28. Camarillo High hired two new associate principals, Alexis Ortiz and Kim Marra Stephenson. The pair join associate principal Tom Ito and Principal Glenn Lipman. Ortiz, 39, served as the dean of students at Frontier High School for four years. Before that she worked at […]

Navajo jewelry, rugs tobe sold at visitor center

Proceeds support state parks

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host the Hubbell Trading Post, a Navajo rug and jewelry show with artist talks and demonstrations, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 24 and 25 at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The free event is the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation. During special […]

Tripping the light fantastic in Camarillo

Foster parent info offered at meeting

Human Services Agency of Ventura County will offer a foster parenting information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 24 at 855 Partridge Drive, Ventura. Foster parents can be single or married, and live in a house or apartment. Recent changes in the law support fostering young people up to their 21st birthday. For more information, call (805) 358-3220 […]