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Fri, Sep 21: International Day of Peace Celebration Join together in spirit and song to sing “We All Pray the Same,” at an
interfaith and multi-cultural celebration. 7pm at Westlake’s Global Truth Center, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Info: globaltruthcenter.org

Fri, Sep 21: Food Truck Fridays Gourmet food trucks and live entertainment featuring over 20 food trucks such as Cousins Maine Lobster, The Underground Gourmet Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Sweet Arleen's, Steamy Bun Truck, etc. 5-9pm every 3rd Friday of the month in the parking lot next to Trader Joe's along Mills Road at The Pacific View Mall, 3301-1 East Main Street, Ventura. Info: click here

Fri, Sep 21: VCAS Speaker Meeting “Telescope Optics – A Technical Evaluation” fea. Former Civilian Astronaut and Space Shuttle Payload Specialist Gary Bostrup. What is “Focal Length,” “Light Gathering Power,” and how is “Magnification” calculated? Gary will give a simple breakdown of complex concepts used by both hobbyist and professional astronomers. Bring a pencil: Math will Happen! Admission and parking are FREE! 7:15 to 9 pm at the Moorpark College Forum, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark. Info: www.vcas.org 

Sat, Sep 22: Bingo Bonanza at the Simi Valley Senior Center Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded! Tickets are $25 for 28 games.  Do not go to all the bother of packing a lunch.  Instead, enjoy a delicious turkey sandwich, chips, and a beverage for an additional $5. Tickets are available at the Senior Center’s main reception desk or, if it is not sold out, at the door the day of the event.  The tickets go quickly, so purchase yours today! Hosted by The Simi Valley Council On Aging, in partnership with the Rancho Simi Senior Club.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with games starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Info: 805-583-6363

Sat, Sep 22: Fleetwood’s Bac (Fleetwood Mac & more) LIVE! at #RockontheDock Dance, enjoy, dine & shop as the band plays over the water on a floating dock in the Harbor. 3pm – 6pm at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. Info: 805-477-0470 or click here

Sat, Sep 22: YMCA Reach For The Stars Gala The evening features gourmet cuisine, live entertainment and silent auction. The event will honor longtime YMCA supporters John and Karen Bradley with the Joel and Frances McCrea Memorial Award. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building positive relationships, impacting lives and strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living programs and social responsibility. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Southeast Ventura County YMCA programs through its three branches that serve the Conejo, Simi and Santa Rosa valleys and Moorpark. 6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. For more information and to order tickets, call 805-497-3081 or go to www.sevymca.org/gala.

Sun, Sep 23: PVHS Speaker Series fea. Bob Koster Learn all about Hollywood History and its Camarillo Connection. Bob worked for thirty-five years in the movie industry, spanning the time from the big studio system to later independent filmmakers. He worked in various phases of production but mainly in the production department as an Assistant Director and a Unit Production Manager on films such as Child’s Play 2 (1990), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), and War and Remembrance (1988). This free event is open to the public. 2:00 pm at 720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. Info: 805-482-3660

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

September: ROBOTICS & THINGS will be providing Boys & Girls in Grades K-8 our ROBOTICS Hands-on STEM After-School ENRICHMENT to Elementary & Middle Schools in the Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Oak Park, Las Virgenes, Los Angeles & Simi Valley Unified School Districts beginning September, 2018. For more info or to Schedule an Orientation, Presentation and/or Demonstration for your local school’s Principal, Educators, Staff, Administration, PTA, PTF or Enrichment Director: 805-660-1809 or click here to send an email

Sep (all month): Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers - presented 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, click here. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration is required. Info/enrollment: 805-204-5171 or click here

GIRL SCOUTS TROOPS ARE FORMING NOWPicture this: a safe, no-limits place designed specifically for girls, where they’re inspired to seek out new challenges, build important skills, and take the lead. That’s Girl Scouts. A place where every girl has the space and support she needs to reach her full potential and accomplish amazing things. With a unique network of more than 50 million girls and women to cheer her on every step of the way, a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure starts here. Join today at girlscoutsccc.org/join or text JOIN to 5961

Thu, Sep 27: Food Truck Fest Ten food trucks plus beer and wine for sale. Free admission! April through October 2018. Additional upcoming dates (last Thu of each month): October 25. 5-9pm at the Camarillo Ranch. Info: click here

Sat, Sep 29: Port Hueneme Banana Festival Enjoy a variety of delicious foods including sandwiches, empanadas (including a banana version), banana splits, banana funnel cakes, chocolate-banana milkshakes, frozen chocolate covered bananas and more. Each food vendor will offer at least one unique banana dish. The festival also features live bands, beer and margaritas, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ crafts and activities. Free land and water tours of the Port are available that highlight its 81 years as Ventura County’s only deep-water working port. Free admission and parking at the beach lots. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, with the entrance at the corner of Surfside Drive and Market Street. Info: 805-535-4060 or click here

Sat, Sep 29: Ernest Troost and the Pendleton Sisters at The Camarillo Cafe Concert Series Ernest Troost is a singer-songwriter and a Kerrville-New-Folk winner whose songwriting style combines folk and Piedmont-blues-style guitar picking with evocative stories and colorful character portrayals—as though the Carter family, Robbie Robertson, and Alfred Hitchcock wrote songs together. The sassy, sweet Pendleton Sisters are a harmonious folk duo made up of Jamie Drake & Justine Bennett. Talented solo artists in their own right, The Pendleton Sisters project gives good friends Jamie & Justine (imagine Joni Mitchell singing with Joan Baez), the rare opportunity to collaborate and support one another. It makes for a truly special night of music. Suggested $20 donation at the door. Show starts @ 8:00 pm (Doors open @ 7:30 ) at the   Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo.  Info:  CamarilloCafe.com

Sat-Sun, Sep 29-30: Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms! Much more than just a pumpkin patch, this is a HUGE festival celebrating the fall season! Kicking off the festivities is Friends of the Farm Weekend honoring our First Responders. The proceeds from the weekend's gate will help benefit The Ventura County Sheriff's Explorers Program, VCSO Foundation & Search and Rescue Groups, Thousand Oaks Volunteers in Policing & Disaster Response Team (DART), and The Ventura County Fire Department's Charity Groups. It will be filled with demonstrations including Fire Trucks, Ambulances, members of the Bomb Squad with their bomb robot, Swat members with SWAT tank type vehicle, Search and Rescue Snow Cat, K-9 Demonstrations, Disaster Action, Response Team display (DART), Police Car, Police Motorcycle, Search and Rescue Displays, a Dozer plus MUCH, MUCH more! There will even be free displays outside the gate. Don't miss Pumpkin Drops at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30, the Bomb Squad and Bomb Robot demo at 12:30, & the Sheriff's Department Pig Race at 1:00pm. For additional dates & info, click here.

Sun, Sep 30: Gold Star Family Members Receive Free Admission to the Reagan Library To honor our nation’s fallen and to ensure they are never forgotten, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will be offering free admission to Gold Star Families. The Reagan Library is also currently constructing a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.  The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will open to the public on November 12, 2018. The Reagan Library is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  Info/Tix: 800-410-8354 or visit www.reaganlibrary.com

Oct (all month): Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers Presented 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. 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: 805-204-5171 or click here

Oct 1-12: Photography Contest The sun is out, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming.  It means it’s time to pull the camera out and start taking some pictures. The Moorpark Active Adult Center (AAC) is calling for entries for their Annual Photo Contest.  Contest is open to residents of Ventura County who are 55 years of age or better and who are amateur photographers.  Photo categories include: Nature and Landscape, Around the World, Animals & Wildlife, People, Still Life and Black and White.  Prizes will be awarded to best of show, best of division and peoples’ overall choice.  Entries can be dropped off Oct 1st-12th at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave with all entries due no later than 3:30 p.m. on Oct 12. Registration forms as well as contest rules are available at the AAC or on the City of Moorpark website. Photos will be on exhibit from Oct 15th-26th. Info: 517-6261

Thu, Oct 4: Gourmet Food Truck Night fea. 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland. DJ entertainment, friends, and downtown restaurants and shops join in the party with late hours and specials. Plenty of free parking on street and in public lots. 5:30pm – 9:30pm at 519 Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C Street. Info: click here

Fri-Sun, Oct 5-7: Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show Showcasing a colossal collection of handmade creations, more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors nationwide. As an “all you can eat” gourmet buffet for the senses, the artful celebration boasts live entertainment, strolling performers, a Kidzone with pumpkin patch, demonstrations, contests, and more. Multi-talented artists & crafters will showcase their originals of stunning jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, oils, hand-turned wood, ceramics, eclectic art pieces, seasonal décor, ornaments, and blown glass, among others. Patrons know with confidence that each of the works is made by hand and selected only after meeting criteria for excellence. Many of the artists can personalize items for that extra special holiday gift. Patrons who bring non-perishables for donation to Food Share receive $2 off admission. Info: 925-392-7300 or click here

Fri-Sun, Oct 5-7: Avocado Festival CELEBRATE THE AVOCADO! One of the largest FREE festivals in California with over 75 music acts on FOUR stages.  Check out the “Entertainment” for more info and line-up updates! The AvoEXPO TENT is home to Avocado agricultural photos, historical photos, lessons in avocado grafting, FFA restored antique tractors, and the Largest Avocado Contest. The festival is also home to the WORLD’S LARGEST Vat of Guacamole!  Our FOOD VENUE, that has plenty of avocado dishes, can be found on the 800 Block of Linden.  Come hungry, and enjoy some avocado creations!!! 800 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria. Info: click here

Sat, Oct 6: Moorpark Country Days Five Bucks a Bag Book Sale The Moorpark Friends of the Library will be showcasing a fabulous Five Bucks a Bag used book sale at the Moorpark Country Days festival on High Street in old town Moorpark from 9 AM to 2 PM. Huge selection of children’s and fiction hardcovers and paperbacks in all genres. Members of the Moorpark Friends of the Library, and teachers, get a reduced rate of only Four Bucks a Bag! After Saturday, the sale will continue through Friday, Oct 14 on the front porch of the library during regular business hours. Info: 805-231-1198 or email

Sat, Oct 6: Pompeii: The Exhibition fea. over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash. These artifacts include wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. A simulated 4-D Eruption Theater experience allows visitors to experience the devastating impact Mount Vesuvius had on Pompeii, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases. This not-to-be-missed exhibition is thrilling for adults and appropriate for the whole family (ends April 21, 2019). Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. Info: 805-522-2977 or click here

Sun, Oct 7: 13th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars Bright lights and cameras will be out in force at this red-carpet evening to raise funds for ACT Today!, the nation's leading autism nonprofit organization providing help and support to children with autism and their families. Festivities include red-carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, gourmet dinner catered by Four Seasons award-winning chefs, celebrity presenters and special tributes to 2018 honorees. Honorees are Richard Schiff, Emmy-winning actor/producer/director and currently in "The Good Doctor," Joanne Lara, executive director of Autism Works Now! and Rose van Wier Hein, founder/CEO of Golden Heart Ranch. Emceeing the event is Nick Belardo. Since it began in 2005, ACT Today! Has helped more than 1,400 families and distributed more than $1.65 million grants. Presenting sponsor is Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD). 4:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr. Westlake Village, CA 91362. Info/Tickets: click here

Sat, Oct 13: BINGO BASH Here’s your chance to help raise money for the Moorpark Active Adult Center – while having lots of fun!  Come to the Moorpark Civic Center for some great fun, and your chance at great door prizes and cash prizes. Presale tickets are on sale now.  A $20 buy-in ($25 at the door) includes ten games, three specials, a delicious “dessert bar,” coffee, tea and your chance to win great door prizes. Additional games will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, located at 799 Moorpark Avenue. You must be 18 or older to play. This special Bingo Bash Fundraising Event will benefit the Moorpark Active Adult Center, a 55+ activity center, and is co-sponsored by American Legion Post 502. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with games starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave, Moorpark. Info: 517-6261

Fri, Oct 19: Food Truck Fridays Gourmet food trucks and live entertainment featuring over 20 food trucks such as Cousins Maine Lobster, The Underground Gourmet Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Sweet Arleen's, Steamy Bun Truck, etc. 5-9pm every 3rd Friday of the month in the parking lot next to Trader Joe's along Mills Road at The Pacific View Mall, 3301-1 East Main Street, Ventura. Info: click here

Fri, Oct 19: Rebecca Folsom & Beth Wood Concert The Camarillo Café is a delightful intimate smoke-free and alcohol-free coffeehouse-style concert series sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District and hosted by Peter Krantz & Becky Glenn. Suggested $20 donation at the door.  Show starts @ 8:00 pm (Doors open @ 7:30 ) at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. Info: CamarilloCafe.com

Sat, Oct 20: Emblem Club Holiday BoutiqueGet an early start on your Holiday shopping (featuring over 30 vendors). 9am-3pm at the Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive in Ventura. Info: 805-570-8673

Sun, Oct 21: Thousand Oaks Street Fair With over 325 vendors participating, it's a great place to shop, bring the kids, or just wander. This year, we are bringing back the FUN ZONE for kids of all ages! Enjoy an array of arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, housewares, cars and motor cycles, delicious food, great entertainment, public service vehicles, and political, commercial and community service organizations. FREE ADMISSION. 9am to 4pm on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, CA; between Hillcrest and Wilbur. Parking available at Janss Mall. Info: click here

Thu, Oct 25: Food Truck Fest Ten food trucks plus beer and wine for sale. Free admission! April through October 2018. 5-9pm at the Camarillo Ranch. Info: click here

Thu, Nov 1: Gourmet Food Truck Night fea. 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland. DJ entertainment, friends, and downtown restaurants and shops join in the party with late hours and specials. Plenty of free parking on street and in public lots. 5:30pm – 9:30pm at 519 Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C Street. Info: click here

Thu, Dec 6: Gourmet Food Truck Night fea. 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland. DJ entertainment, friends, and downtown restaurants and shops join in the party with late hours and specials. Plenty of free parking on street and in public lots. 5:30pm – 9:30pm at 519 Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C Street. 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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