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Fri, Nov 17: Food Truck Friday featuring over 20 food trucks, like Cousins Maine Lobster, The Underground Gourmet Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Sweet Arleen's, Steamy Bun Truck, etc. plus live entertainment! 5-9pm at The Pacific View Mall (in the parking lot next to Trader Joe's, along Mills Road), Ventura. Info: click here

Fri, Nov 17: Taste of Conejo Food and wine enthusiasts will enjoy an all-inclusive evening of exceptional food, wine, beer and spirit tastings from over 50 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening while indulging in aisles of delicious fare and beverages with your commemorative wine glass and tasting tray in hand! Pre-sale general admission tickets available online through November 6th for $75 per person. VIP tickets $120. This is a 21+ only event. 5-8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Info: click here

Fri, Nov 17: Where’s ET? w/ VCAS @ Moorpark College Forum In 1896 Nikola Tesla claimed that he would be able to contact intelligent life on Mars with his Tesla Coil.  What happened? Dr. Jerry Clifford of CSUCI reviews the history of SETI and tells us when we might expect to contact ET. For all ages, admission and parking are FREE. Presented the Ventura County Astronomical Society. 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Rd. Info: click here  

Fri, Nov 17: Westlake Promenade's Holiday Tree Lighting The A 65 foot tree!. Enjoy music, entertainment, fireworks and, of course, Santa Claus. The festivities begin at 7:30 pm. Presented this year by Cost Plus World Market. Located at 100 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. Info: click here

Sat, Nov 18: TOHS Holiday Boutique Come SHOP with Good Karma, Objects with Purpose, LuLaRoe, Josefina Jewelry, Tarraz Angelz Clothing, Tomorrow Heirlooms, doTerra Essential Oils, Cocoa Rome Chocolates, Wisdom Stone, 4 Hearts to Home, Born Vogue Solon and Spa, Keep Collective, homemade ornaments, scarves, hats, candles, henna and MORE! 9am-3pm at Thousand Oaks High School's Multi Purpose Room, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.

Sat, Nov 18: Ticket to Ride A LIVE Tribute to The BEATLES FREE outdoor concert event. Arrive early for a good spot. Free parking, lots of great shops, stores and places to eat! 6 - 8pm at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Sat, Nov 18: The Camarillo Cafe Concert Series fea. Wendy Waldman Enjoy a great show in a smoke and alcohol-free venue. $20 Suggested donation. 8pm (doors open 7:30) at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Info: 805-814-9366 or camarillocafe.com

Sat, Nov 18: Tree Lighting at The Collection at RiverPark The Collection's 40 foot holiday tree is a beautiful sight! The evening will also feature live performances from local favorites including Julian Martinez, who performed on “The Voice;” Ventura County Ballet Company; Rubicon Theatre and more. Santa Claus will also arrive to the celebration to greet guests and head to Santa’s Beach House on Town Center Drive where he will be available for photos with visitors through Dec. 24th. A spectacular fireworks and light show will cap off the evening of festivities. Starts at 7pm. Info: thecollectionrp.com

Sat-Sun, Nov 18-19: Galaxy of Gems Expo Gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, demos, exhibits, dealers, silent auctions, kids' activities and more. The following special guests will be featured this year: Bill Depue, President of Diamond Pacific Tool Corporation, and the Santa Paula Oil Museum. About 70 display cases that will showcase the talents and artistic skills of members and guest exhibitors. Some of the displays and activities are directed towards teaching students about the earth sciences. Each child will receive a free polished rock. “Pebble Pub” is a fun quiz for the kids to fill out based on the displays. Dino Discovery is an activity to collect 36 different free Dinosaur Trading Cards, and other games and crafts will be available for the kids. Teachers with their Teacher ID will receive Earth Science Posters and material to display in their classrooms. Activities throughout both days will include demos of lapidary techniques, glass-bead making and wire wrapping. A silent auction will offer rock and mineral treasures. On hand will be a select group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies and books about earth science and more. There will also be Book and Plant Sales. It's a great opportunity to do some early Holiday shopping. Find some excellent prices on jewelry and mineral curiosities from around the globe and have some fun! Free admission, parking and hourly door prizes! 10am to 5pm Sat and 10am to 4pm Sun at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Info: www.oxnardgem.com

Through Sun, Nov 19: Camarillo Art Center's Leisure Village Art Show featuring art pieces created by residents of Leisure Village, with an artists’ reception on  November 12 from 2-4 P.M.Leisure Village is home to many talented artists and works in watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, and mixed media will be exhibited.  Some pieces will be available for purchase.   Admission is free.  Gallery hours are Sat and Sun from 1-4 PM at The Camarillo Art Center,3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo. Info: click here or 805-445-7061

Sun, Nov 19: Santa Paws Holiday Portrait Event at the Ventura Beach Marriott Adults and children are welcome in photos with your pet(s) - with or without Santa. There will be many festive pet costumes to doll up your pets if you are in the mood. Pocket pets, reptiles, rabbits and birds are all welcome! The packages for your holiday photo shoot starts at $30 and include 5-10 images. For a larger donation you will also have access to some wonderful HSVC keepsakes, including the 2018 HSVC Calendar and more. All images will be provided on-site on a USB flash drive. The Humane Society of Ventura County has been serving the animals of Ventura County since 1932. All of our programs and services are funded by the support of our community. Events such as Santa Paws generate the funds necessary to keeps our doors open! 10am - 3pm at the Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura. Info: 805-646-6505 or www.HSVC.org

NOW OPEN: Titanic at the Reagan Library A fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship. This new exhibit tells the story of the unsinkable ship in a way no museum has done before. Artifacts from passengers, dispersed over time, will be reunited in this exhibit for the first time in over 100 years. Pricing for Titanic: $29 – General; $26 – Seniors; $19 – Kids 11-17; $16 – Kids 3-10; $13* – Students; $13* – Members. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open seven days a week EXCEPT New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 40 Presidential Drive,
Simi Valley. Info: click here

The Ultimate Escape Rooms are a fun, physical, adventurous way to challenge your mind. Each room has a different theme. There are up to ten people in each room depending on which room you book; when the door locks you have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles using the elements of the room. Can U Escape? Reservations recommended; gift certificates available. Sun-Thur 11am-9:45pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Ventura Harbor Village, 1591 Spinnaker Drive #117 C, in Ventura. Info:​​ 805-256-6600 or click here

Free Career Shops For Job Seekers: Presented throughout December by the America’s Job Center of California with support from the Workforce Development Board, EDD Workforce Services and the Human Services Agency of Ventura County. Career Shop topics include resume writing and job interview techniques. For more job search opportunities, go to https://www.caljobs.ca.gov. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration is required. Call the America’s Job Center of California at 800-500-7705 or go to its website to enroll.

Thu, Nov 23: Turkey Day DashThe 5K run/walk and 1K family fun run/walk is held at California Lutheran University (60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks). The length of the races are short enough so everyone can participate in healthy exercise and still make it home in time to prepare for a Thanksgiving gathering. All ages and abilities are welcome. Professional timing is provided for 5K runners. The 1K family fun run/walk is at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. A Thanksgiving costume contest is at 7:15 a.m. Proceeds from the Turkey Day Dash benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth and senior programs. Online registration through November 19:  $40/individuals and $85/families (up to six immediate family members). November 21 and 22 signups at Road Runner Sports in Newbury Park: $45/individuals, $100/families. Race day: $50/individuals and $120/families. Participants receive a Turkey Day Dash YMCA t-shirt while supplies last. Info:  www.turkeydaydash.org or 805-523-7613

Nov 24: 10th Annual "Turkey Burn Off" For those who overindulged on Thanksgiving, the Simi Valley Family YMCA is inviting you to get rid of those extra calories. Participants can take part in 30-minute, group exercise classes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. New classes start every half hour. Classes and times are: spin cycling,  8:00 a.m., total body conditioning,  8:30, cardio, 9:00 a.m., Pilates,9:30 a.m., spin cycling, 10:00 a.m. and line dancing at 10:30 a.m. The classes are designed for all fitness levels. No pre-event signups are required and the workouts are free. The Simi Y is located at 3200 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Info: 805-583-5338

Mon, Nov 27: 5-day OPEN Workshop Covered topics include online vs traditional job searches, networking, developing “Tell Me About Yourself (TMAY)” statements, creating an achievement based resume, making the best impression on a phone, Skype or panel interview, and much more. This interactive workshop enables members to create a successful self-marketing campaign and
create a network of associates that will contribute to finding an individual’s best career fit. Pre-registration is required as workshop seating is limited and fills up
quickly. 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM daily, at America’s Job Center of California, 2901 North Ventura Road, 3rd Floor, Oxnard. Info/Pre-Registration: Click here

Thu-Fri, Nov 30-Dec 1: THE WIZARD OF CLAUS - A MUSICAL COMEDY WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SENIORS The Simi Valley Senior Center Performing Arts Group is pleased to announce this year’s holiday production featuring a very confused Dorothy.  Is she in the Land of Oz or the Land of Claus?  There are elves telling Dorothy that the great and powerful Claus can grant her and her friends’ wishes!  But the journey down the snowy white road to reach Claus is hilariously bumpy, filled with laughter and mischief as the bumbling Esmeralda tries to repair what the evil Candy Cook has done. Come join us and see if Dorothy and her crew ever reach their magical destination! Admission is free and the Simi Valley Senior Center encourages all seniors and their families to attend. No reservations are needed, but there is limited seating so plan to arrive early. Complimentary refreshments will be served.  Doors open one half hour before each performance. Thursday, November 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday, December 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Info: 805-583-6363

Thu, Dec 7: Christmas with Elvis Start your holiday season off right - the evening will feature a performance by renowned Elvis tribute artist, Michael Raymond, an authentic Memphis-style BBQ buffet, a raffle for a free trip to Graceland, and of course, all of the classic Elvis holliday tunes! Tickets are just $50 and 25% OF ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO FOODSHARE! This event is expected to sell-out fast, so make your reservation ASAP! 5:30 - 9:30pm at The Tower Club, 300 E Esplanade Dr, Oxnard. RSVP: Email Shane Morger or call 805-983-7777 x223

Sat, Jan 27: Camarillo Cafe Concert Series fea. Shane Alexander Smoke and alcohol-free venue. $20 Suggested donation. 8:00 p.m. (doors open 7:30) at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. Info: 805-814-9366 or camarillocafe.com

May, 2018: Cycling for Education Family Fun Bike, Walk, or Run Free all-day expo with kids bike track, food, vendors, dj, games, jump house, raffles, and more. Your PTA can win a $300 prize for getting the most participants. Register with code "SAVE20" for 20% off. Info: click here

Ongoing: Sat: The Camarillo Hospice Certified Farmers Market 8am until noon in the parking lot of the County of Ventura Senior Nutrition Center, at 2220 Ventura Blvd., on the south side of the Boulevard, between Elm Drive and Fir Street. Info: 389-6870 or visit the site .

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