Weekend Guide: Strawberry Festival, Public Safety Day and Live Reptiles

Weekend Guide IconSo much fun, so little time!   Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas. 

 

 

Friday

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Summer Open House: Families can learn about all the program options during a free Summer Open House on Friday, May 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marion & John E. Anderson Youth Center on the campus of Los Cerritos Middle School, 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores in Thousand Oaks or go online to view the Summer Camp Program at www.bgcconejo.org. 

Fundraiser for Logan Nobriga: Logan has been in and out of the hospital for the last year and a half, and her family has significant financial burdens. In an effort to offer continued support, Agoura Pony Baseball will be holding a fundraising event at the baseball fields at Lupin Hill Elementary School. They will be showing an outdoor movie – The Sandlot – on the Mustang Field. They are asking for a $5 Donation pp – and 100 percent of the proceeds will be going directly to the family. They will also be raising donations by having a Home Run Derby, and games and food will be available. The event will start at 5:30pm – with the movie beginning at dusk.

 Wild Child: Tribute to the Doors at the Canyon Club – Wild Child is a Los Angeles based act with 20 solid years of performance in the competitive L.A. Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage.  Show time is at 9 p.m.

 

 Saturday

Relay for Life Calabasas: This year’s event will begin on  Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. and will end twenty-four hours later at A.E. Wright Middle School at 4029 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The funds raised truly do make a difference in the fight against cancer. For more information about joining, volunteering, or making contributions, please visit www.relayforlife.org/calabasasca.

2014 Relay for Life of Thousand Oaks: Relay For Life of Thousand Oaks will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, starting at 10 a.m. to Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks. For more information about this event visit www.relayforlife.org/thousandoaksca.

Fire Service & Public Safety Day in Agoura Hills: In addition to learning all about safety and emergency preparedness, the open house will offer a climbing wall, refreshments and disc jockey. Public Safety Day is a free event and takes place on May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Fire Station No. 89 is located at 29575 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Contact Agoura Hills Department of Community Services at 818-597-7361 or visit www.agourahillsrec.org.

California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard: Featuring 50+ food booths, gooey contests like the tart toss, celebrity chef demonstrations, rides and attractions, a Strawberryland oasis for kids, 250 arts & crafts exhibitors and concerts on multiple stages, the celebration ranks among the nation’s top outdoor Festivals.The event takes place Saturday and Sunday at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue in Oxnard from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday  

54th Annual Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival: Advance tickets will be available beginning February 1st. $15 for ages 18-64 and $10 for ages 10-17 and 65+. Tickets are $20 and $15 at the gate. Kids under 10 get in free, accompanied by adult of course. Parking and shuttle bus are free! Bring a picnic, bring your instruments, bring your mother-in-law! Event is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.topangabanjofiddle.org or call the hotline at 818.382.4819.

California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard:  Jam packed with festivities and indulgent strawberry eats, the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival, May 17-18 in Oxnard, will serve up the berry best of all-day fun with proceeds benefitting charities.Featuring 50+ food booths, gooey contests like the tart toss, celebrity chef demonstrations, rides and attractions, a Strawberryland oasis for kids, 250 arts & crafts exhibitors and concerts on multiple stages, the celebration ranks among the nation’s top outdoor Festivals.

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show in Calabasas: Fans of all things slithery and scaly are invited to attend the Live Reptile and Amphibian Show at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Guest speakers from Cal State Northridge, the National Park Service, Film Fauna International and UCLA will be speaking at 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Topics include the California newt, venomous snakes, southern California lizards and the re-introduction of the California red-legged frog.

3rd Annual California Jazz and Wine Fest in Thousand Oaks – The California Jazz and Wine Fest (CJWF) is a showcase of premier California jazz, wine and culinary professionals. Now in its 3rd year, the CJWF features more than 50 premiere wineries, microbreweries, restaurateurs and caterers. The 3rd Annual CJWF is planned for from 1-4 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North, 1351 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 


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