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San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Ventura County

THE 4Oth ANNUAL

TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL

 

SATURDAY MAY 6, 2023

11 AM TO 4 PM

Hey Blues Lovers, this will be one of the most outstanding, real deal, blues shows you've ever seen.

 

We are flying out from Chicago, blues royalty. LURRIE BELL! He will be performing with an electric band and astounding, harmonica genius JASON RICCI will be heavily featured in the band and will do his own material too!

 

Famed Blues-rock guitar great GREGG WRIGHT will be opening the show. He is a former bandmate for MICHAEL JACKSON!

 

And, last but not least, "The Queen of West CoaSt Blues and Soul" JACKIE JACKSON will throw down hard. She is one of the greatest entertainers that I have ever seen in the blues. Jackie is gonna get everyone on their feet, trust me.

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Please click on the Eventbrite link below

for tickets.

There are also video samples of the artists on that page.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/503708825657

 

Junior League 5k Sign-Up for March 18,2023

On Saturday, March 18, 2023, I'll be joining fellow members of the Junior League of Los Angeles at the LA Big 5k to increase awareness about JLLA and raise critical funds for our important community projects and programs. Your support will help our members provide over 60,000 volunteer hours to partner organizations serving transition-aged foster youth, women and children experiencing homelessness, and underserved students seeking opportunities for higher education.

Your investment also helps provide civic leadership training to our members, so they can continue to give back as board members of nonprofit agencies and commissions, advocate on issues of policy reform, and organize public programs to build better communities. I would be honored to have your support as we run (and walk!) for a better LA! The 2023 LA Big 5k - running, walking, and strolling through the iconic Elysian Park to increase awareness about JLLA and raise funds for our community projects and programs. If you are interested in running the 5k let me know and I will get you signed up!

Log onto https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Pamela-FromanJLLA5K2023 to make a contribution!

‘Twelve O’Clock Tales with Ava Gardner’

 

The Whitefire Theatre hosts the world premiere of Twelve O’Clock Tales with Ava Gardner. Hollywood, California… 1974. On the set of the blockbuster disaster film, Earthquake, Oscar nominated screen siren Ava Gardner is focusing on her first big budget starring role in over a decade. Tucked away in her dressing room bungalow, the “queen of the scandal sheets” does battle with her past. But only a fool would bet against Ava.


• Written by Alessandra Assaf and Michael Lorre
• Directed by Michael A. Shepperd
• Starring Alessandra Assaf as Ava Gardner

January 15 – March 5:
• Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 15; Jan. 22; Jan. 29; Feb. 5; Feb. 12; Feb. 19; Feb. 26; March 5

WHERE:
Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

PARKING:
• Metered parking on and just south of Ventura Blvd. (off on Sundays)
• 2-hour parking available in residential neighborhoods (before 6 p.m. only)
• Unrestricted parking available on Moorpark St. and on the west side of Dixie Canyon Ave.

TICKET PRICE: $25

www.whitefiretheatre.com
(818) 687-8559

El Capitan Hollywood

Avatar the Way of Water 3D Early Screening & Showtimes

Dec. 15 - 15  

Be among the first to see the film! 3D Early Screening Event

$35 ticket includes 85oz Nest popcorn container (includes popcorn), 20oz Bottled Beverage, Event Credential and Lanyard, plus see the auditorium transformed with a dazzling themed light display!

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.

https://elcapitantheatre.com/film-info/avatar-the-way-of-water-3d-early-screening

Big Oak Theatre presents:
RIVERBOAT DIXIELAND JAZZ!

Big Oak Theatre, Chatsworth, Ca. 91311
22200 Chatsworth St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Greetings!

Please join us for this wonderful afternoon of Dixieland Jazz.  The Riverboat Dixieland Jazz Orchestra, with a repertoire of over 100 songs/vocals will entertain you with truly delightful renditions including history of their origins.  Sunday, February 5, 2023, 3 PM.  $28 Gen, $25 Grp 10+

 

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

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A Faery Hunt Enchantment in Sherwood Forest

Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles.   Join the Faery Folk in Sherwood Forest (where they filmed the classic Robin Hood) on a fun and gentle quest in Fairyland. Join this musical interactive, immersive performance filled with beautiful fairies, music, laughs and fun. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty! All Covid safety rules will apply. Many children come in costume. Wings, garlands, wands and wizard hats and CD's of Faery Music from the shows are available there for $5-$10 for sale.  Perfect for ages 2-10, boys and girls, and the young-at-heart.

Groups and birthday parties are welcome!

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The cost: $15.00

Reservations suggested: 818-324-6802; reservations@afaeryhunt.com

Purchase tickets at https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/

Website: https://www.afaeryhunt.com/

VALLEY RAGTIME STOMP

The meeting will take place at Paoli’s Restaurant in Woodland Hills from 1 to 4 pm on the second Saturday of each month.  Hope you can join us. The Stomp is an informal gathering of players and listeners who enjoy ragtime music and other types of music from the earlier part of the 20th century.

Paoli’s is located at 21020 Ventura Blvd; Woodland Hills CA. There is some parking in the back (small lot). Street parking is metered, so pay attention to the time if you park there. Those with handicap placards, of course, don’t have to worry about the meters or the restrictions on the surrounding side streets.


All are welcome. There is no charge. Attendees are encouraged to order from Paoli’s menu of very tasty Mediterranean foods and pizzas, and they have a full bar, as well. For further info, please contact: Ron Ross 818-439-9048 Public Relations Director

Ragtimron@gmail.com

Attendees are encouraged to order from Paoli’s menu of very tasty Mediterranean foods and pizzas, and they have a full bar, as well.
 
Paoli’s is located at 21020 Ventura Blvd; Woodland Hills CA. There is some parking in the back (small lot). Street parking is metered, so pay attention to the time if you park there. Those with handicap placards, of course, don’t have to worry about the meters or the restrictions on the surrounding side streets.
facebook.com/TheValleyRagtimeStomp

WEEKLY CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Open to cancer patients and their families.(805) 379-4777www.CancerSupportVvsb.org ORIENTATION MEETINGS Learn about Cancer Support Community. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. (805) 379-477 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

Topanga Vintage Market at Pierce College 

Always the 4th Sunday 
New hours are 7am to 2pm 

Over 200 of LA’s top vintage vendors, plus artists & food trucks We thank you all for wearing your mask at the market

 

Pierce College, Mason Ave Entrance
Victory Blvd at Mason Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91306
$5 admission, kids 12 and under are free 
Veterans are Forever Free Parking is free
No pets please!
More info at www.topangavintagemarket.com 
or call us at 310-422-1844

Sunday Bingo! Join The Fun!

Doors open at 11am. Bingo starts at Noon.

Address: 21433 Strathern Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304.

We play papers, machines, flash cards and King and Queen.

 

Also, our Hall is available for Rent  The phone number is (747)444-9188 for more information

 

West Coast Performing Arts Presenters Presents Carpenters Legacy: 

A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour

starring Sally Olsen and Ned Nills

Sat. Feb. 11, 2023 

Showtime 3 + 7:30 pm

 

Direct from Las Vegas, Carpenters Legacy: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, the show is a re-creation of the Carpenters’ 1976 live performances, featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum solo, Richard's classical piano feature, a Spike Jones parody of "Close To You", comedy antics and much more. 

Tickets: TICKET LINK: https://bapacthousandoaks.com/show-details/carpenters-legacy

DINOSAURS IN THE VALLEY

The World’s LARGEST Dinosaur Exhibition

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

 

Life-Size & Life-Like Animatronic Experience brought to you by the Advisor on Jurassic Park movies, Rainmaker Films and Ultimate Fun Productions

 

Now through January 8th

Pierce College at Woodland Hills

 

DINOSAURS IN THE VALLEY is your chance to get up close to the most scientifically accurate life-size and life-like dinosaurs ever created. This exhibition is produced by Jurassic Park movie advisor, explorer and Shark Tank partner with Mark Cuban, “Dino” Don Lessem, Rainmaker Films, and Ultimate Fun Productions, who have created the largest dinosaur events in the world. DINOSAURS IN THE VALLEY opened on November 18th and was originally scheduled to through run through December 18th. By popular demand, the event has now been extended through January 8th.  DINOSAURS IN THE VALLEY is taking place on the grounds of Pierce College located at 20800 Victory Blvd. in Woodland Hills.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

www.DinosaursInTheValley.com

The World Premiere of SCINTILLA

Written by Alessandro Camon

Directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky

 

Opens: Friday, April 14 at 8pm 

Runs: Friday, April 14 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.

 

Previews: Wednesday, April 12 & Thursday, April 13 at 8pm

 

The Road Theatre

10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA  91601

 

Tickets: $39.00

Previews: $15.00

Students/Seniors: $15.00

Sunday Performances are Pay-What-You-Can

 

For tickets – visit www.roadtheatre.org or call 818-761-8838

Native American Participation in
the Conquest of California

During the Mexican-American War

(1846-1848),

At Bolton Hall Museum, February 11th


Native Americans made important contributions during the conquest of California
The Naval Battalion of Mounted Volunteer Riflemen, or California Battalion, was one of the most ethnically diverse military formations in American history. The battalion was commanded by John C. Fremont, future candidate for President of the United States. When at full strength in November 1846, the battalion consisted of some 428 men, about 60 of which were Native Americans from half a dozen different tribes.
The California Battalion, as a whole, never fought a battle but on January 13th, 1847, it was the California Battalion that accepted the capitulation of the last Mexican troops in what is now the United States at Campo de Cahuenga in the San Fernando Valley.


Our speaker for this program is Al Knight. Al has over 40 years experience in archaeological, anthropological, and historic fieldwork, research and writing. He has lived in the San Fernando Valley for most of his life and received his BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. Al has participated in over 250 projects in Southern California and is the author of numerous published and unpublished reports.

RSVP BoltonHall.org


 

GRoW @ The Wallis Presents

The Wallis Studio Ensemble Production of

TWELFTH NIGHT

By William Shakespeare

 

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, December 4, 2022

Off Campus at The Hudson Theatres in Los Angeles

 

GRoW @ The Wallis presents The Wallis Studio Ensemble production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Friday, November 25 through, Sunday December 4, 2022, at the Hudson Theatres’ Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles. The play begins with a stranger washed up after a shipwreck, arriving on a distant shore they stumble into a world of mistaken identity, unrequited love, gender fluidity, and class rivalry. The Wallis Studio Ensemble’s contemporary interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated and giddy comedies is a wild, high style, and fast paced ride, full of irresistible hijinks and a touch of melancholy. Featuring live music by Austin Owens Kelly and Alexander Sheldon, the production, directed and with movement design by Wallis Studio Ensemble Artistic Director Madeleine Dahm, is a celebration of the transformational power of love, and in particular, queer love. 

General admission is $25 per person; $10 for preview night on November 25. The Hudson Theatres’ Backstage Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 (Monday – Friday, 10 am to 6 pm) or visit TheWallis.org/twelfth-night.

Platt Library Used Bookstore

A Rare Treasure and Volunteer Opportunity

 

          During these difficult times of trying to deal with the economy there is a hidden treasure -- Platt Library's used bookstore.  On any given day the store is bustling with satisfied customers.  Curiosity and bargain prices lure patrons into this inviting store.  It is hard to beat prices starting at $0.25 for children’s books, $0.50 for paperbacks, and $1.00 for hardbacks. Browsing through the bookstore you will find a well-organized, user-friendly layout.  Non-fiction books are categorized by subject, fiction by author, and children’s by type.  Specialty books are featured, and there is a section for audio-visual materials. Donations of used books in good condition are accepted during library hours.  All proceeds go toward purchasing needed books and materials for the Platt Branch.  Come visit and see for yourself.

           Platt Branch Library Used Bookstore, 23600 Victory, Woodland Hills, is open every day the library is open and is staffed by dedicated volunteers from the Friends of the Library.  To become a volunteer, please contact Sharon Schuster at sharon@schuster.org.

Sunday Bingo! Join The Fun!

Doors open at 11am. Bingo starts at Noon.

Address: 21433 Strathern Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304.

We play papers, machines, flash cards and King and Queen.

 

Also, our Hall is available for Rent  The phone number is (747)444-9188 for more information

The Underwood Family Farms 

Moorpark & Somis Farm Centers

open 9am - 6pm daily

 

Farm hours are 9:00am - 6:00pm daily. Children UNDER 2 & parking are FREE. For more information on our 25th Annual Fall Harvest Festival, including a link to purchase weekend on-line tickets required in October, please visit the Fall Harvest Festival page of our website.

www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com
 

CLUBS AND MEETINGS


PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP for men newly diagnosed or with advanced disease meets at the Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village. Meetings are facilitated by licensed psychotherapists and are designed to serve as a forum for sharing concerns, information, and support as well as address the needs of those dealing with specific issues. A monthly meeting for men, family, and friends is held on the third Saturday at 10:30 AM. A twice-monthly meeting for men only is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. For more information,

call 805-379-4777 or visit the CSC website at www.cancersupportvvsb.org/.
 

ENCORE OLDER ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM Pierce College education program designed for older adults (50+). Encore offers FREE noncredit classes and some fee-based classes through Community Extension. (818) 710-2561 www.piercecollege.edu/encore

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP For those who have experienced loss of someone from cancer. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.(805) 379-4777 www.CancerSupportVvsb.org“FAMILY AND FRIENDS” Support group for family, friends, and caregivers of cancer patients.(805) 379-4777 www.CancerSupportVvsb.orgBUFF BONES Bone building exercise. Mon. & Weds. Agoura Hills Rec Center.www.bodysolveit.com

 

ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB features performers playing ragtime music. $2 donation. Meets last Sun of the month.(818) 766-2384 MULTIPLE MYELOMA  Support Group. 3rd Wed. of every month.  (818) 515 6060www. SanFernandoValley.support.myeloma.org

 

6TH ANNUAL MAPPING MEANING: ADVENTURES IN CARTOGRAPHY

This exhibit presents a variety of beautiful maps and ways of reading them, along with objects from the times of their creation. Works date from the 16th century to the present, including a collection focusing on Scandinavia, a depiction of California as an island, and maps of the heavens. William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, 160 Overton Ct, Thousand Oaks.(805) 4933697 rollandgallery.callutheran.edu

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