Where to Volunteer In and Around the Conejo Valley
Posted 2 years ago

With the new year comes new opportunities to give. If you are looking to volunteer in the Conejo Valley, you’ve come to the right place. We are keeping a running list of volunteer opportunities throughout the area.

Have we missed someone? Please let us know if you have volunteer opportunities you’d like to be listed. You can either contact us by clicking here or emailing us at [email protected]

The Conejo Valley based Center4SpecialNeeds (Thousand Oaks) offers financial support, educational workshops, networking and other resources for families with children that have developmental disabilities.

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara  (Westlake Village) has provided cancer education, support and…

‘We Are The Future,’ A Concert to Benefit the LVUSD Performing Arts
Posted 8 months ago

(The following is from a press conference)

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is proud to announce our fourth annual concert to benefit the performing arts. “We Are the Future” will be held on Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m. at the 650-seat, state-of-the-art Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Calabasas High School (C-PAEC), 22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA, 91302.

This mosaic of music, theater and dance will feature as many as 150 middle and high school students from throughout the district, shining a spotlight on the future they imagine for themselves, their peers and the larger world that awaits…

Pet Spotlight
Posted 9 months ago

by Helen Hartel

“Day-o, day-ay-ay-o! Daylight come and he wan' go home..."

Our robust five-year-old Dayo has been at the shelter since late October and is more than ready to go to his new home. He has many attributes but is often overlooked because of breed discrimination. You see, he may be a mix but is labeled as a pit bull.

Here are some things you should know about Dayo:

He is housebroken.
He is good with kids.
He has always been an indoor dog and needs to remain so.
He is a very smart boy that knows how to sit, shake, come, and…

Introducing Conejo Valley Fit
Posted 10 months ago

by Tom Chowanec 

Hi, Conejo Valley! I'm Tom Chowanec, and I am a personal trainer/gym owner. I will be writing Conejo Valley Fit, a fitness column for Conejo Valley Happening. My goal is to help educate our community on the importance of general fitness and help keep you strong and fit, especially if that's one of your New Year's resolutions. Before getting started, I thought you'd like to know a little more about me.

I received my certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in April of 2000 and, currently, I am working as the Program Director of SportFit Westlake. My…

Weekend Holiday Happenings
Posted 11 months ago

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 of animals brought in to the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter. "This is our biggest year ever," said Jennifer Commander, president of HHA, of the event which was held in the barn area of the shelter on Saturday.

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara provides support, education and…

Judaic Studies by Nomie
Posted 11 months ago

Nomie Azoff believes that receiving a proper Jewish education does not necessitate a family belonging to a synagogue. This is why, in 2002, she opened Judaic Studies by Nomie (JSN), an independent Hebrew School unaffiliated with any Temple or organization.

"What makes JSN different than all other unaffiliated programs is that students are learning to be proud of their heritage in a fun and unique way in addition to learning Hebrew, bible, prayers and Israel's history," she said.

At the Agoura Hills-based program, Azoff teaches weekly classes as well as Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons. In addition, JSN offers events and extracurricular activities…

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Where to Volunteer In and Around the Conejo Valley

With the new year comes new opportunities to give. If you are looking to volunteer in the Conejo Valley, you’ve come to the right place. We are keeping a running list of volunteer opportunities throughout the area. Have we missed someone? Please let us know if you have volunteer opportunities you’d like to be listed. […]

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on 60 Minutes to More Happiness

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on 60 Minutes to More Happiness

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support for family caregivers of aging loved ones, will present a community seminar on “”60 Minutes to More Happiness” on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informative seminar, led by Martha Shapiro, Senior Concerns’ Director of Programs, […]

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 […]

Calabasas Achieves 47% Water Savings with Citywide Smart Irrigation Control System

Calabasas Achieves 47% Water Savings with Citywide Smart Irrigation Control System

Three years after the successful installation of the Citywide Smart Irrigation Control System, Calabasas has achieved a 47% saving on recycled water used for irrigation of the Civic Center, City parks, street medians and parkways, according to data provided by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. The reduction in water consumption is equal to 60,000 […]

World renowned chalk artists to create sidewalk masterpieces at Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

At Ventura County’s only chalk art event, more than 40 talented chalk artists will transform Ventura Harbor Village sidewalks into beautiful works of art during the family-friendly Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival, Sept. 9th and 10th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors to the seaside event will watch as street painters create spectacular chalk pastel […]

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store To Celebrate “National Thrift Shop Day” with 30% Off Entire Store

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store will celebrate “National Thrift Shop Day” on Thursday, August 17 with 30% off everything in the store (specially marked items excluded). The Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store is located at 80 E Hillcrest Dr, Suite 120, Thousand Oaks, and is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The […]

Celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of Senior Concerns’ Ultimate Dining Experience and Party Like It’s 1959

Celebrating its 32nd Anniversary, Senior Concerns’ Ultimate Dining Experience fundraiser, planned for Saturday, September 16, 5:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, will feature actor and musician Donny Most, best known for his role in the hit series “Happy Days.” Donny and his 7-piece band, Donny Most: Singing & Swinging, Jumpin’ & Jivin’, will delight […]

Thousand Oaks Art Studio Is Going to Turn Your Kid into the Next Basquiat

If parents thought they had to drive to L.A. in order to expose their children to a “good” art program, they will want to consider a surprising resource in the heart of suburbia. The Arterie, directed by Cara Franke, specializes in process-oriented art where during each class, kids work with new mediums—learning the styles and […]

Local Teen Theatre Group Takes Extra Efforts While Producing “Cabaret”, Opening August 4th!

Local Teen Theatre Group Takes Extra Efforts While Producing “Cabaret”, Opening August 4th! “Curtain Call Youth Theatre is a company that focuses on the process first and the product second,” says Producing Artistic Director, Jeff Wallach. “And a show such as Cabaret lends itself to allowing the teen actors to utilize a variety of outside […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Announce Winners of Essay Contest

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are pleased to announce the winners of the annual Essay Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Conejo Valley. Logan Cary took first place and received $200. Runner-ups were Stefan Rosu and Logan Eby, winning $100 each. Some 35 members submitted essays for the contest that […]

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar “Communication and Managing Difficult Behaviors”

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support for family caregivers of aging loved ones, will present a community seminar on “Communication and Managing Difficult Behaviors,” on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This seminar will be presented by Eileen Gold, M.A., owner/administrator of Paraclete […]