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Sat, Nov 10 thru Sun, Jan 6: Holiday Lights Experience at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library A BRAND-NEW nighttime outdoor winter wonderland! From the moment visitors step onto our property until the moment they depart, their senses will be filled with all things Christmas. Current and nostalgic holiday tunes will make you smile; the scent of yuletide treats will tease your nose; and everywhere you look you will see festive, stunning displays of light. You, your family and your friends will experience the holidays like never before! This not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday event will be fun for the entire family. The 60-90 minute walk around the Reagan Library campus includes thousands of LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, animated displays, interactive photo ops, and so much more. Enjoy live music and capture your holiday memories in a photo with Santa (select days), while warming up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats. Continues every evening through Sun, Jan 6, EXCEPT: Closed 11/22, 11/30, 12/1, 12/24, 23/25 and 1/1.. Info (including Santa's schedule and entertainment features): click here

Now thru Thanksgiving: Sandbox Day CampsSeveral School Districts are closed this week, so Sandbox is offering day camps for those seeking a combination of daycare and learning.
Early Drop-off (8:00 AM onwards) and Late Pick-up (until 6:30 PM) are included.
50% Discount for those displaced by the Fires. DAY CAMPS available during 13-16 Nov, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year Breaks. Sandbox has locations at 215 N Moorpark Rd, Unit G, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360 (Opposite Dojo Boom in Janss Marketplace) and 2872 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA, 93065 (Beside Sprouts in Sycamore Village). Info: click here or 805-379-3939 

Sat-Mon, Nov 10-19: WWI 100th Anniversary: History in the Making Exhibit See WWI artifacts and memorabilia and remember the 13 million mainly young men whose lives were lost in WWI. Medals and military decorations, pictures, and artifacts help to illustrate the events and effects of World War I politically, economically and socially. Display includes rare military decorations (awarded for heroism) such as the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre; personal items soldiers carried in the field; dog tags, military badges, and insignia; propaganda and satirical medals. The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4PM and closed Tues and Wed for group tours and private member events. Museum entry is free for members and children under 6, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors & military, $3 for children (ages 6-17), and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or 805-984-6260

Sun, Nov 11: Malibu Cars and Coffee Enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will arrive and be available for viewing at 7 am. Info: click here

Sun, Nov 11: An Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale, The Godmother of Thanksgiving Did you ever wonder how this uniquely American holiday really got started? Most people never even heard of Thanksgiving until Sarah Hale introduced it in 1827. Sarah shares her passionate and unrelenting 40 year campaign to create a national day of Thanks in the midst of the Civil War. This story features direct quotes from her editorials and letters to and from five Presidents. Sarah’s story is an authentic representation of how a woman on a mission can get the job done! Presented by the Heritage Harmony Players, this performance includes a cast of 7, with a cameo appearance by “President Abraham Lincoln”, when he proclaims a national day of Thanks in 1963. The multimedia presentation includes powerpoint background visuals and live music, with audience sing alongs to classic Thanksgiving songs. Researched, written and presented by Connie Korenstein, living history re-enactor and four time winner of “Uncle Leo’s Stories of Ventura County” Contest. Cost: Donation of $5 to the Friends of Heritage Square. 2PM at Heritage Square Hall, 731 S. “A” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. Info/Reservations: e-mail or 805-483-7960

Mon, Nov 12: Veterans Day Commemoration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential  Library To honor the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces, there will be musical entertainment, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display and a program honoring all branches of our military.
The program begins at 11:00 a.m. and includes an honor guard, live music, and remarks by keynote speaker Hershel “Woody” Williams. Mr. Williams enlisted in  the  United  States  Marine  Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. Mr. Williams’ actions, commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman at the White House. Mr. Williams is the sole surviving Marine from WWII to wear the Medal of Honor. Outdoor events and the program are free to attend; however, reservations are recommended to attend the program. Museum admission rates apply to visit the Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion, including  special exhibits, Pompeii and An American Christmas. Veterans with valid ID will receive free admission to the Museum on November 11 and 12. Active military members with valid ID are always free. Info: click here

Now Open: 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

November: 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. 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

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

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

Underwood Family Farms! The farm is open every day from 9:00am to 6:00pm through Thanksgiving and then open on weekends only the day after Thanksgiving through mid-December. Info: click here

Sat, Nov 17: Simi Town Center Tree Lighting Join us for our annual tree lighting. There will be crafts, games, music, performances, and Santa. 4 PM – 9 PM at Simi Valley Town Center,
1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Sat, Nov 17: West My Friend at the Camarillo Café Concert Series Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music (more on the band here). See them live at this intimate smoke-free and alcohol-free coffeehouse-style concert event. Suggested donation of $20 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

Thu, Nov 22: Turkey Day Dash 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. Proceeds from the Turkey Day Dash benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth, family and senior programs. Online registration through November 18: $45/individuals and $90/families (up to six immediate family members), November 21 and 22 signups at Road Runner Sports in Newbury Park: $50/individuals, $105/families. Race day: $60/individuals and $125/families. Participants receive a Turkey Day Dash YMCA t-shirt while supplies last. 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. Event takes place at California Lutheran University (60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks). Info/Reg: 805-523-7613or www.turkeydaydash.org 

Fri, Nov 23: Turkey Burn Off For those who over indulged on Thanksgiving, the Simi Valley Family YMCA is inviting you to get rid of those extra calories. Participants can take part in group exercise classes which start every half hour. Classes and times are: Spin Cycling from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Line Dancing at 9:30 a.m., Total Body Conditioning at 10:00 a.m. and Pilates at 10:30 a.m. The classes are designed for all fitness levels. No pre-event signups are required (except for Spin Class) and the workouts are free. The Simi Y is collecting canned goods during the Turkey Burn Off for its food drive, so bring something if you'd like to donate. 8am-11am at the Simi Y, 3200 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Info: 805-583-5338

Free Career Workshops For Job Seekers  Presented throughout December by the America’s Job Center of California in Oxnard 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. Info: 805-204-5171 or click here

Sun, Dec 2: The "Spirit of Christmas" Train! Free charitable event that begins in Ventura at 5 pm and ends in Fillmore around 9 pm. In cooperation with the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Metrolink, Fillmore Fire Dept & other helping agencies, the holiday-decorated vintage #14 steam locomotive will again make it's annual journey. This is a non-passenger trip (except for Santa Claus) from the City of Ventura to Fillmore, with stops at Montalvo, Northbank, Saticoy, Santa Paula & Fillmore. Santa will be on board to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, take photos, and give out candy canes & coloring books. Santa will also be collecting unwrapped toys for the Rotary Clubs of Fillmore & Santa Paula to distribute to needy children in Ventura County. Scheduled Stops are:
5:00- 5:15 PM - Montalvo Metrolink Station
5:30 - 6:00 PM - Montgomery & Northbank
6:10 - 6:30 PM - Alelia Street - Saticoy Depot
7:00 - 7:30 PM - Santa Paula Depot
8:30 - 8:50 PM - Sespe St & Old Telegraph Rd
Info: click here

December 6-24: Simi Y‘s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot The Simi Valley Y's Men's Club, a YMCA service organization, runs the tree lot. Members from the group volunteer at the lot along with YMCA board members and Adventure Guide youth and their parents. The entire proceeds for tree sales go back into the community. The Y's Men supports scholarships for kids wanting to attend YMCA camps, the YMCA's free Safety Around Water program where kids learn water safety and basic swimming, Eagle Scout projects and other community activities. The Simi Y has been selling Christmas trees since the 1970s. As in years past, Simi YMCA staff will identify families who may not be able to afford a Christmas tree and give them vouchers for a free tree from the lot. Christmas tree lot hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The tree lot is located at the Simi YMCA, 3200 Cochran St., corner of Galena Ave. and Cochran St. in Simi Valley. Info: 805-583-5338

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

Thu, Dec 6: What! A Town Without Christmas? Senior Musical Comedy The Simi Valley Performing Arts Group presents its free holiday show! 1:30pm-3:30pm at The Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Fri, Dec 7: What! A Town Without Christmas? Senior Musical Comedy The Simi Valley Performing Arts Group presents its free holiday show! 7pm-9pm at The Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Call for Submissions—10th Annual Gingerbread House & Cookie Contest! Create your Gingerbread house or cookie for this annual contest. Submissions are due by Dec 8th. Get inspiration, application and rules at HeritageSquareOxnard.com

Sat, Dec 8: Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop All supplies included in this fun workshop of building your own Gingerbread house. Reservations Required. $10 per kit/$5 per person. 10am-12noon at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info: 805-483-7960

Dec. 8–30 (weekends): Gingerbread Celebration at Heritage Square
Come see the Square decorated at the best time of year. Magnificent display of gingerbread creations at Heritage Square Hall. While visiting us take a guided tours of the former house’s exteriors w/select interiors. Tours $5 per person. Evening and weekday Group Tours by appointment. 4 weekends in Dec, Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 1-4 at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info: 805-483-7960

Sun, Dec 9: Mrs. Claus Celebrates Oxnard’s Cultural Diversity Enjoy Oxnard’s cultural diversity during the holiday season with music /dance, demonstrations of cultural traditions, and other performances. Check for additional activites on our website and social medial. 2PM at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info: 805-483-7960

Tue-Thu, Dec 11-13: Holly Trolley Tours Tour historic Oxnard with the “Holly Trolley Tours.” Tour includes Heritage Square to view Gingerbread houses and it‘s on to Christmas Tree Lane in the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District. Price includes hot cocoa and sweets along
the route. $12.50 per person. 6pm, 7pm, 8pm at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Reservations required: 805-247-0197 or www.DowntownOxnard.org

Fri, Dec 14: Home Tour at Christmas Tree Lane Sip, Taste & Tour on an evening stroll through Ventura County’s famous Christmas Tree Lane. Interior tours of historic homes decked out for the holidays. Tasting food and drinks from local restraurants, craft wine and beer makers. Pre sale price of $50 per guest by Dec. 1 Resev. / Regular $55 per guest. (Grp discounts available). Proceeds benefit the Friends of Heritage Square. 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, and 8:15 at Heritage Square, 715 S A Street, Oxnard. Info/Tix: 805-483-7960 or HeritageSquareOxnard.com

Feb 15, 16 17, 23: The Harlem Globetrotters Showcasing some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy LoftonAnt AtkinsonHi-Lite BrutonHammer HarrisonThunder LawBull BullardFirefly Fisher and, Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT ListerTorch George and Hoops Green. Prior to every performance, fans can secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pregame event. Magic Pass gives fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After each game, fans can participate in a free autograph session. An additional exciting new element fans can look forward to this year is a new interactive mobile app with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game and one-of-a-kind image filters that can be shared on social media. Also back by popular demand, fans will also get a chance to see the Flying Globies, an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team that will defy gravity during breaks in the game action.Info/tix: 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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