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San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Ventura County

Inaugural Roll @ Santa Monica Brings Roller Skating Fun to the Beach

Saturday, August 10 – Monday, October 14, 2024

 

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the inaugural Roll @ Santa Monica, a seasonal roller skating rink located in the heart of the beach community. This is the first time Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. will host such an event, marking a new addition to the district’s recreational offerings. The 4,800 square-foot outdoor rink, operated by Willy Bietak Productions, will be open from Saturday, August 10, through Monday, October 14, at 1324 5th Street, Santa Monica. 

 

A Grand Opening Celebration, in partnership with LA Skate Hunnies, will kick off the skating season on Saturday, August 10, featuring music, skate performances and entertainment from 12 to 2 p.m. LA Skate Hunnies will be involved in all events at Roll @ Santa Monica, including 2nd Wednesdays themed skate nights on August 14, September 11 and October 9, from 6 to 10 p.m., offering unique music and style-themed sessions. For those looking to improve their skating skills, LA Skate Hunnies will offer group skating lessons every Saturday and Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., providing opportunities for both adults and children to learn and enjoy skating by the beach.

 

·  Location: 1324 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

·  Dates: Thursday, August 10, 2024, through October 14, 2024

·  Hours of Operation:

o Sundays through Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

o Fridays and Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

·  Admission: $15 per person (includes skate rental)

·  Extras: Lockers and socks available for $5 each

ADMISSIONS:

Tickets can be purchased online at rollatsantamonica.com. Admission, including skate rental, is $15 per person. Five bookable time slots are available daily:

12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. 

Free Concerts By The Sea

If you love live music, great weather, and seaside views, there’s no better venue in Ventura County to catch a free concert than at the Channel Islands Harbor.

Set against a summer sky in a beautiful Harbor park, visitors can enjoy a variety of musical selections at the Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series. The series is held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday from July 6 to August 31, 2024 at Harbor View Park, located off Harbor Boulevard just south of Marine Emporium Landing (3600 Harbor Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93035).

Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this fun family event.

From Funk and Classic Rock to Tropical Rock and Cumbia, there’s something for everyone.

Check out the 2024 lineup:

DateArtistGenre(s)

July 13Psychedelic SummerWoodstock Era Tribute Band

July 20Brandon Ragan ProjectFunk

July 27Ignition BandClassic Rock

August 3Los Amigos BandTex Mix, Cumbia

August 10Natalie GelmanContemporary & Folk

August 17Sean WigginsCountry

August 24Unkle MonkeyTropical Rock

August 31South Pasadena Transit AuthorityChicago Tribute Band

 

Concerts by the Sea is partially funded through the gracious sponsorship of Vintage Marina Partners.

Editor’s Note: this story was published on June 1, 2024.

Encore Online & In-Person Classes For Seniors Register Now at Piece College

 

Encore Older Adult Education Program is a Pierce College program designed specifically for older adults (50+). Courses address the educational needs and interests of older adults, topics that promote independence, personal growth and development, physical and cognitive health, and positive aging. Some of the 86 exciting FREE classes offered in SUMMER & FALL are: Computer, Exercise, Painting, Drawing, Short Stories, Exploring the Smithsonian Museums,Magic & Philosophy, and All About the Solar System. Registration is ongoing - students can join anytime if there is an opening available.


Contact the Encore Office at (818) 710-2561. Visit our website for class listings www.lapc.edu/encore. Don’t miss this wonderful and rewarding opportunity!

Fuil Wines “First Friday” Pop-Up Tasting Room

First Friday of every month at Bodevi Wine & Espresso Bar

Los Angeles, CA: Fuil Wines, an award winning local winery, is hosting First Friday Tasting Room, a regular pop-up wine tasting room from 6-8p the first Friday of every month at Bodevi Wine & Espresso Bar.  Tastings will offer a rotating tasting menu of the winery’s current releases all poured by owner/winemaker, Matt Espiro Jaeger.  Food is available for purchase from Bodevi’s kitchen.  Tickets are 21+ although the venue is family-friendly.  Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations can be made ahead of time at: https://www.fuilwines.com/find.  909 San Fernando Rd,

Tastings are $15 ($1 at the door with valid union card).  Kindred Fuil Wine Club Members get two free tastings per visit.

Matt Espiro Jaeger, the owner and winemaker, is an LA resident of 20 years with a lifelong love of wine.  He embarked on a year-long internship with Camarillo winery Dusty Nabor Wines while simultaneously enrolling in the prestigious Winemaker Certification Program at UC Davis.  In 2021, Matt harvested his first grapes from Ballard Canyon AVA and launched Fuil and Tábla Wines with his wife Carolina Espiro Jaeger.

About: Fuil Wines is a family-owned, small production (200 cases), boutique winery. All wines are sourced from recognized AVAs within Santa Barbara County; from sustainably managed, certified organic, or bio-dynamically farmed vineyards. We believe in a minimal intervention winemaking style, with higher acid, good structure, and balanced complexity.

Big Band Alumni - 2nd Sundays Concerts

Sunday Swing at Hollywood Post 43

Dance 2-4 PM in the Cabaret Room!

Sit back, relax and relive the glamorous days of old Hollywood and famous nightclubs such as the Coconut Grove, The Mocambo, Ciro's and others as Post 43's Cabaret Room is transformed into "Club 43" complete with a full 17 piece-big band and 2 great vocalists.

For more details, www.BigBandAlumni.com

Greetings From A Faery Hunt Enchantment 

 

 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/

New Dates:

Celebrating two decades of enchanting entertainment, A Faery Hunt has been bringing joy to children and families through our unique mix of storytelling, improvisational theater, and the enchantment of the faery realm. It's not your ordinary theater experience—A Faery Hunt embraces the outdoors, involving audiences actively and inviting them to be a part of the magical story.

Here are our upcoming performances:

March, 2024

Sunday, March 3, Crestwood Hills Park, 1000 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Saturday, March 9, Orcutt Ranch, 23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304

Saturday, March 16, O'Melveny Park,  17300 Sesnon Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Sunday, March 24, Crestwood Hills Park, 1000 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Thursday, March 28, Edendal Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  This is a 2:00 p.m. performance and is free.

 

April, 2024

Sunday, April 7, Crestwood Hills Park, 1000 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Saturday, April 13, Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, 93063

Saturday, April 20, Orcutt Ranch, 23600 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304

Saturday, April 27, O'Melveny Park,  17300 Sesnon Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344. This performance is sponsored by the Porter Ranch Walmart and is free.

 

More details below:

Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles" -  join us on this magical, musical adventure.  A Faery Hunt shows are interactive, immersive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imaginations and fun. As children we believed in  magic and knew in our hearts there was something enchanted out there, hidden, kind, beautiful, and filled with goodness.  If you remember this, you too may have glimpsed Faeryland. Join us on this musical interactive, immersive adventure. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty!  All Covid safety rules will apply. Many children come in costume. Wings, wands & CD's of Faery Music from the shows are available there for $5-$10 for sale. Groups and parties are welcome!

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

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

Season Kicks Off with 50th Event: 

CicLAvia—Melrose Sunday, February 25, 2024; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Melrose Ave Connecting Fairfax and Vermont

 

 Bringing Los Angeles together with more open streets, more miles of smiles, and more active recreation spaces, CicLAvia announces its 2024 schedule of car-free open streets events, including two CicLAminis. In addition to the 4-7 miles of CicLAvia’s traditional open streets events, there will be two new 1-2 mile CicLAminis - compact, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood routes designed to inspire participants to slow down and enjoy the streets in a more leisurely fashion. Expect activities like self-guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, street games, local business engagements, and art and cultural activities for all ages at both CicLAvia and CicLAminis.

 

WHERE & WHEN: CicLAvia 2024 Schedule (subject to change)

 

 

- May 19: CicLAmini—Wilmington, New route, 10am - 3pm

 

- June 23: CicLAvia—South LA, Connecting communities along Western Ave, presented by Metro, 9am - 4pm

 

- August 18: CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods, Connecting West Hollywood, Hollywood and East Hollywood, presented by Metro, 9am - 4pm

 

- September 15: CicLAmini—Lincoln Heights, New route, Time TBD

 

- October 13: CicLAvia—Heart of LA, Connecting Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Downtown and Echo Park, presented by Metro, 9am - 4pm (annual anchor route & fan favorite)

- December 8: CicLAvia—The Valley, Connecting NoHo, Studio City and Sherman Oaks, 9am - 3pm

MORE INFORMATION: 
• Visit https://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_melrose

 

CHELITA: Art, Music and Michelada Festival

 

CHELITA: Art, Music and Micheladas Festival is on Saturday, July 13 at Heritage Square in Downtown Oxnard. The event features a Michelada Competition with 11+ competitors vying for the title of Best Michelada (Restaurant Category), Best Michelada Mix (Artisan Vendors), and People’s Choice. The big question is: Will last year’s winner, Jalisco's Restaurant, maintain their champion status or will they be dethroned?

Event Highlights:

  • MAIN STAGE: A high energy roster of musical and dance performances including La Sonora Explosiva, Mariachis Gallo de Oro, Los Disidentes, Anessa, and DJ Kris.

  • VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE: Wander through an open-air gallery featuring the works of local artisans, painters, and sculptors curated by The Showroom and A Street Studio

  • IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES: Local artists will create one-of-a-kind installations and interactive exhibits making the festival an inspired environment

  • MICHELADAS + MORE: Attendees can elevate their festival experience by partaking in the VIP Treatment, which involves taste-testing a variety of local miche mixes from local establishments and relaxing in the VIP Lounge. Guests select their favorite and receive a full-size drink, which also constitutes a vote in the contest. Any attendee can purchase a Michelada “Palette” Flight, sampling up to 5 different drinks and keep a collectible 3D printed holder in the shape of an artist’s palette. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and beer from the bar.

  • ART ZONE: Guests of all ages can participate in hands-on, art-making activities such as a community paint-by-numbers mural.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lazer Media, The Artist Tree, Downtown Oxnard, and Vida Newspaper.

Saturday, July 13, 2023
CHELITA: Arts, Music and Miches Festival
$15-$40 | 1 to 8 pm | Heritage Square, 715 S A St,

Oxnard, CA 93030

More information can be found at
chelita805.com

Temecula Wine and Food Expo 2024

2024 Festival at Monteleone Meadows

 

Music concert and wine tasting event. Featuring saxman Michael Paulo, Saxtress Pamela Williams, Jazz pianist Yuko Mabuchi , award winning pianist composer David Garfield, Japanese saxman Kanzaki ,grammy nominated trumpeter Ron King, Vocalist/Saxophonist Darryl Walker, Vocalist Robbie Wyckoff, Keyboardest Tateng Katindig, Drummer Land Richards, Drummer Tony Moore, Bassist Darryl Williams, Keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, Bassist David Inamine, Guitarist Fred Schreuders and more .Collectively these musicians and artists have played with the best artists in the world such as  Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau,Peabo Bryson, Dave Koz, Miles Davis, Jeffrey Osborne, David Benoit, Gladys Kinght and more!  Benefiting Michelle's Place (cancer resource center) and NAMA a non profit donating music instrument for kids in need . Come and experience music all day long and wine tasting all day long at the beautiful Monteleone Meadows Ranch located just off the 15 and 215 freeways . Wine , Music, Food Vendors and more all in a beautiful setting. Our festival is always fun, relaxing and all for a good cause helping out local charities. Live and silent auction items.100 percent of all proceeds go to charity!  Please come and support us and have a good time to boot ! Aloha, Michael & Terri Paulo https://apauloproductions.net/

Niche Stage Productions debuts with the stories of three unusual crimes.

 

A STORY AS OLD AS TIME
A new mummy has arrived at the Brooklyn Museum, and now, young women are dying on the streets of Park Slope. Detective Sergeant Ben Guitierrez is assigned to shadow the
investigation. Can he solve this riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma? Can you?


Written by Neil L. Yuzuk & Directed by Aline Humbert. The players are: Andres Garcia, Clement Tng Bowen, Joshua Tracy, Kim Campbell, Mattie Helton, and Yoni Baevsky.

London Philharmonic Orchestra Will Perform with Randall Goosby at The Soraya on second stop of First U.S. Tour in 10 Years


• Conductor Edward Gardner, Violinist Randall Goosby
• U.S. Premiere of Raíces by Cuban American Composer Tania León - Thu, Oct. 10 at 8PM; Tickets start at $54 and are now available 

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts

Contact information

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8448

 (818) 677-3000 thesoraya@csun.edu

The City of Agoura Hills Spring Activities Brochure Available

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is pleased to announce that the Spring 2024 Brochure is now available, and registration for Spring activities (April –
June 2024) will be opening on March 6, 2024 at 12:00pm.

Classes, camps, excursions and other special event information will be highlighted in the Spring 2024 brochure. For more information, please call the Agoura Hills Recreation
Center at (818) 597-7361, or go online at www.agourahillsrec.org.

The Los Angeles Zoo is thrilled to announce the launch of Wild Weekends at the L.A. Zoo

A series of themed weekends offering guests special entertainment, activities, and educational opportunities in celebration of communities, wildlife, and the planet. All programming is free with paid daytime admission and for Zoo members. 

Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series 
Date: Thursdays, April 11, and May 9, 2024 
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Price: $175; $165 for GLAZA Members 

Indulge in an evening of inspiration and fine dining at the Los Angeles Zoo's Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series. These exclusive events invite guests to enjoy a four-course farm-to-table dinner crafted by L.A. Zoo’s Executive Chef Adam Young, complemented by exquisite wine pairings from Peake Ranch, located in the Central Coast Santa Margarita region, on Mar. 7; Caella Wines, located in Santa Rita Hills, on Apr. 11; and Ramona Ranch Winery, a vineyard winery just east of San Diego, on May 9. As the sun sets over the Zoo, immerse oneself in captivating discussions on wildlife conservation led by Zoo experts. Limited tickets are available online only, so secure a spot today for a unique culinary and educational experience. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.lazoo.org/swd

Lunar New Year – Saturday, Feb.17–Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024   

As we welcome the Year of the Dragon, the L.A. Zoo is proud to embrace the rich cultural traditions associated with Lunar New Year. This special weekend celebration features a range of activities and performances that honor this festive occasion, including spectacular performances and demonstrations by Wushu Shaolin Entertainment, who will perform captivating displays of martial arts, dragon dances, calligraphy demonstrations, and other cultural performances. Guests can also enjoy spotlights on animals of the Chinese zodiac and participate in the tradition of adding their hopes for the New Year to the Wall of Well Wishes. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:  https://lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/special-experiences/wild-weekends/lunar-new-year/. 

Spring Fling featuring Big Bunny – Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31, 2024 

Spring into fun with this jubilant celebration of nature's renewal at the L.A. Zoo. Visitors can enjoy egg-citing activities, fascinating education stations, pollinator activities, live story readings, a honey tasting, and special animal feedings throughout the weekend. Returning this year is special photo ops with Big Bunny, so hop on over for some Springtime fun as we embrace the season of birth and renewal at the L.A. Zoo. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/whats-on/spring-fling-featuring-big-bunny/ 

The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience 

featuring Zep-LA

 

The mountaintop peak of classic rock legends is indisputably Led Zeppelin. With a catalog featuring some of the most revered songs in history ever to ring from speakers, its songs combine a unique tapestry of propulsive rock chords and wistful, gentle acoustic layers, spanning the raw lust of rock and roll and the worlds of fantasy and the occult.

 

ZEP-LA delivers a powerful recreation of Led Zeppelin's catalog like no other. This is the dream of some of LA's top session musicians, a dream to capture the intangible essence of the definitive rock and roll band. A labor of love and a true love letter to the fans who still believe in Led Zeppelin's enduring magnetism.

 

This is the ultimate live Led Zeppelin concert performance highlighting the greatest and most popular music of their career, including 'Stairway to Heaven,' 'Rock and Roll,' 'Whole Lotta Love,' 'Black Dog,' and many more 'Live In Concert' favorites

Tickets http://bapacthousandoaks.com/show-details/the-led-zeppelin-concert-experience-featuring-zep-la

 

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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