How to avoid the ‘freshman 15’ weight gain

Trying to avoid the dreaded “freshman 15” weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in one’s pants size. In fact, the freshman 15 is a myth. Freshman students gain only 2.5 to 3.5 pounds on average during their first year in college, according to a recent study published in Social Science Quarterly. But […]

Church spreads message of hope at orphan camp

Camarillo Community sends 8 members to volunteer in Romania

It was hard for Ivy Baylen to say goodbye to the Romanian children she spent two weeks mentoring at a Christian camp in the eastern European country. The 51-year-old Oxnard resident was one of eight camp leaders from Camarillo Community Church who taught orphans during the summer camp in the mountains of Sibiu, Romania. Camp of the Good Shepherd teaches […]


Journeys on exhibit in photos, paintings

The new Blackboard Gallery of Studio Channel Islands Art Center will feature two exhibits next month, running concurrently from Thurs., Sept. 5 to Sat., Sept. 28. A free artists’ reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. “Confessions of a Stay-At- Home Mom Revealed in Photography Exhibit” is the title […]

Rehearsal gone wrong creates humorous play

Conejo Players Theatre will present Michael Frayn’s farce “Noises Off” Aug. 30 through Sept. 21 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. The production is directed by Brian Robert Harris. Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, the plot concerns a […]

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., AUG. 23 One-Woman Storytelling Show 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Simi Valley United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave. Singer Cheryl Farrell presents uplifting show of stories, humor and music titled“Nobody Knows.” Refreshments served. $10 suggested donation. Contact: Sandra Ochs. Phone: 917. 704.0307. SAT., AUG. 24 Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society 7 to 10 a.m. at Santa Susana Park […]

Indian community hosts traditional celebration

Bollywood dance, music highlights of festival Sept. 7

An ancient and colorful culture will be highlighted at the inaugural India Festival in Thousand Oaks. The event, which also seeks to put a spotlight on efforts to aid the country’s poor, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Singer Monidipa Sharma will […]

Classes for young children include art, music

Camarillo United Methodist Church will offer fall classes for children from 9 a.m. to noon starting Thurs., Sept. 5 at its Child Development Center, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Classes will tak e place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4-year-olds; pre-kindergarten on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and pre-kindergarten on Monday through Friday. The classes will feature art projects, music and movement. […]

Campers enjoy night in the park