The Seen/The Scene

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 […]

Anti-Bullying Campaign Teaches Girls to Find the Kind

Young women from the Conejo Valley were given an opportunity to screen Finding Kind, a bullying awareness documentary, and ask questions of filmmakers Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson Friday evening at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Events Center. “I’m here to promote kindness with my fifth through eighth graders,” said Leslie Martinez, principal of Mariposa Global School […]

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 […]

Mountains Restoration Trust Hosts Anniversary Fundraiser Adventure

Celebrating 35 years of protecting the natural and cultural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains, Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is hosting an anniversary Fundraiser Adventure at Dark Canyon Ranch on Sunday, October 30. The afternoon offers food, drinks, live music and adventure in a spectacular setting within the mountain range. Dr. Bob Wayne, from UCLA’s […]

Reyes Adobe Days Features History, Family Fun and ‘Noogs’

“Noogs” were a main attraction at the 2016 Reyes Adobe Days this past weekend in Agoura Hills. The brain-child of this year’s Grand Marshal Butch Hartman, Noogs are the funny-looking stars of his Noog Network app for kids. Hartman–creator of the Nickelodeon series the Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom and Tuff Puppy–thought the characters would provide interactive fun […]

Ghost Hunts and Local Hauntings

Who doesn’t love getting scared this time of year? After all, Halloween is only a few weeks away, and everyone’s decorating their homes to look spooky, picking out scary costumes and visiting haunted theme attractions. But what about the real thing? Did you know that the Conejo Valley and its surrounding areas reportedly have haunted […]

3 Great Races Join Forces for Community Health Awareness

(From a press release) It was recently announced the Calabasas Classic Run, Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) Run and the Muddy Warriors Xperience have joined up to create a one-of-a- kind health experience for individuals, running groups and teams in all Southern California communities. Participate in all three events! Everyone is encouraged to enter the BIG […]

Filmmaker Exhibits Conejo Valley Horror Collection at LACMA

The collection of horror memorabilia from director Guillermo del Toro’s so-called “Bleak House,” located in the Conejo Valley, is now on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the LACMA  description, “At Home With Monsters” reveals del Toro’s: …creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. […]