Weekend Guide: Science Festival, Canine Classic and Help a Horse Day

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. 




34th Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days Volunteer Event: The Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council is looking for volunteers to help improve local trails Friday through Sunday, April 24-26. No experience required.

Juried Student Art Show Awards Ceremony at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site: The awards ceremony and closing reception for the student juried show is from 4-7 p.m, at the Reyes Adobe gallery. Guest speakers are Butch Hartman, creator of Nickelodeons’ hit series The Fairly Oddparents, and Maria McGinley, past winner of “Best in Show.”

Cal Lutheran Wind Ensemble to Present 5th Annual PRISM Concert: California Lutheran University’s Wind Ensemble will present the fifth annual PRISM Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Samuelson Chapel.



3rd Annual HOPE4Kids Festival and 5K/10K Run in Thousand Oaks: The 3rd Annual Hope4Kids Festival and Run will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the Camarillo Community Center Park, 1605 E Burnley Street from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

5th Annual SoCal Monopoly Tournament in Thousand Oaks: The Fifth SoCal Monopoly Tournament event [formerly known as the BSA Monopoly Tournament] to benefit BSA Scout Troops 718 and 799 takes place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will include a large variety of “movie swag” and other items!

Kids World Indoor Playground Grand Opening: Doors will be opened for never ending family fun. There’ll be face painting, balloons and raffle prizes.

6th Annual Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival in Agoura: The festival, sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Children’s Nature Institute, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, UCLA LA Kretz Center for CA Conservation Science, and NatureBridge, will take place  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Paramount Ranch.

Thousand Oaks Rotary Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show: The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club hosts its 39th Annual Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks.

Free Conejo Valley YMCA “Healthy Kids Day”: Kids can take part in free games and activities during Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 25 at the Conejo Valley YMCA (4031 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks).The event is from 2-5 p.m.

A First Classic Concert for Children and Families: This concert is for all children with or without special needs and their families. Older children and teens interested in musical theater will learn new techniques and are invited to attend. From 3-4 p.m.



Canine Classic Dog Walk and Festival: The Canine Classic Dog Walk and Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 26 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road.

Celebrate Help a Horse Day at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter: Join Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter Sunday, April 26, to learn about equine welfare and well-being, celebrate life and meet professionals in equine veterinary and farrier fields for demos and education.This event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., benefits horses throughout the L.A. County Animal Care & Control program and will bring community awareness to the endeavors of the ASPCA to promote kindness to equines as well as responsible horse ownership.

YB Cruisin’ Car Show in Agoura Hills: Community car show featuring classic and exotic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and an interactive NASCAR Experience. Live entertainment, silent auction, vendor marketplace and activities for the kids. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit Yerba Buena Elementary School.

20th Anniversary Celebration of Conejo Valley’s First One-Room Schoolhouse: The Stagecoach Inn Museum will have a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of Timber School, the reconstruction of the 1889 schoolhouse. There will be a special exhibit of Timber School and reenactments of a “typical” school day back in 1889.

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