Holiday Fun

Free Halloween themed Children’s Concerts

Free Halloween themed Children’s Concerts

Featuring the Conejo Valley Youth Preparatory Orchestra, Invasion from Outer Space, is a fun filled, Halloween themed concert, perfect to expose young people to instruments and symphonic music in a light-hearted way! Children are invited to join in the costume parade, play along with the orchestra, conduct and Trick-or-Treat the Orchestra. There are two performances […]

Weekend Holiday Happenings

Conejo Valley Happening stopped by a couple of the charitable holiday boutiques this weekend: Healthcare for Homeless Animals Holiday Boutique in Agoura Hills and the Cancer Support Community Holiday Homes Tour and Boutique in Westlake Village. Now in its seventh year, the Healthcare for Homeless Animals Annual Holiday Boutique raises funds for the medical care […]

The Holidays Come Alive at the Annual Tree Lighing Event in Thousand Oaks

The parking lot of the Promenade at Westlake was transformed into a winter wonderland for the 21st annual Holiday Tree Lighting Friday night. Hundreds of people from across the Conejo Valley enjoyed music and dance by the 40s-inspired Beverly Belles, snowfall, fireworks and, of course, the arrival of Santa Clause. Enjoy some of our video […]

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival Celebrates the Season and City

Once again, the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival drew thousands of people of all ages over the weekend. For over 40 years, this two-day festival has brought the community together for fun and excitement all themed around everyone’s favorite orange gourd. Presented by the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the event was situated […]

‘Fright Night’ to Celebrate Halloween in a Terrifying New Way

(The following is from a press release) Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and other surprises at a free event on Sunday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A week before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers directs performances to captivate you by talented thespians of the […]

Mommy Mania Book Fair at The Oaks Mall

Bring mom, grandma, sister and all the other mother figures in your life to a one-of-a-kind book fair for moms, by moms, on the eve of Mother’s Day, May 7. Dubbed “Mommy Mania,” and hosted by The Open Book, the book fair is top billed by local authors Sheli Ellsworth, Xina Uhl, Tracy Marcynzsyn, Sofia Diane […]

What’s on TV?: The Hallmark Channel Premieres A New Original Valentine’s Day Rom-Com Sunday Night

by Sandi Berg This new original Hallmark rom-com caps off their “Countdown To Valentine’s Day” event leaving the best film for last. Anything For Love stars Erika Christensen (NBC’s Parenthood) and Paul Greene in a delightful tale of two opposites who have both fibbed a little on their online dating profile. Both Christensen and Greene are […]

What’s on TV?: Gritty New Series ‘Outsiders’ Premieres Tuesday Night on WGN America

by Sandi Berg A good ensemble cast is what helps make this new series Outsiders a stand out. Created and written by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei, it stars David Morse (Treme), Thomas M. Wright (The Bridge) and Phyllis Somerville (The Big C).  This one is well worth tuning in Tuesday at 9 p.m. (check local listings […]

Author, Business Owner Team Up to Aid Family of Dying Girl

A recent CNN story about a gravely ill girl’s choice to die at home rather than in a hospital had such an emotional impact on two Conejo Valley residents that they decided to take action. Children’s book author Will Thach was stirred by the story of Julianna Snow, a 5-year-old girl from Seattle suffering from […]

Local Santa Brings Joy and Toys to Oxnard Kids

By Mira Reverente “They like to ask me where my reindeers are and if I’m going to their house on Christmas Eve,” said Gary Cran, 66, better known as “Santa” to a small community in Oxnard. “I hope I fit in their chimneys or I might have to use the front door.” Since 2010, the […]