What's Happening this Weekend?

September 9, 2011

There’s lots going on throughout the Conejo. Take a look at our weekend events guide.

Saturday will see the inaugural Calabasas Music Festival at De Anza Park from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. It’ll be an afternoon of out door music with Jeffrey Osborne, Noel Webb, Gail Jhonson, and the L.A. Mambo Combo.

In Agoura the last of the four free Summer Concerts co-sponsored by the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest and the National Park Service at the beautiful Peter Strauss Ranch (30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura) on Sunday. Enjoy bluegrass, old time and/or folk music sittin’ around the outdoor amphitheater under the shade of the giant old oaks. Parking and admission are free! Come on out and enjoy an afternoon of great music from 3pm to 5pm.

The Thousand Oaks High School band program will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $5 per person at the door at the high school cafeteria.

The freshman members of the band will also hold a car wash from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m at the high school. The cost is $5 per car.

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mountains Restoration Trust is proud to offer the Youth Naturalist Program on Native American Culture September 10, 2011 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. As part of our 30th Anniversary, the program is being offered at no cost. Everyone is invited to come learn about the Native American culture. Our guest speaker will bring many beautiful forms of regalia, lead us on a hike and point out plants that were used for games, food, medicine, etc. See firsthand how the local tribes lived comfortably and successfully here for thousands of years without stores. We will also make a Native American game. This program will be held at the historical Masson House landmark surrounded by the beautiful, restored habitat of the Headwaters Corner.The program is for children aged 5-12. Parents are welcome. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Headwaters Corner, Masson House, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, CA 91302. For more information or to register, please call Susan Haugland at (818) 591-1701 ext 212.

Saturday 9:00am-11:00am Paradise Falls Hike Conejo Recreation and Park District Pre-registration and $6 per person fee required. 805-495-2163. Ages 6+. Enjoy one of our beautiful waterfalls on this short hike. Location: Wildwood Nature Park. Sat Sep 10 6:30pm-8:30pm Bats Bats Everywhere Conejo Recreation and Park District Pre-registration and $6 per person fee required. 805-495-2163. Ages 6+. Take a moderate hike into Wildwood to look for and learn all about bats. Location: Wildwood Nature Park.

Sat 6:30pm-8:30pm Bats Bats Everywhere Conejo Recreation and Park District Pre-registration and $6 per person fee required. 805-495-2163. Ages 6+. Take a moderate hike into Wildwood to look for and learn all about bats. Location: Wildwood Nature Park.

ETI Corral 37 Presents the 7th Annual “Day of the Horse” on Saturday, September 10th starting at 10:00 a.m., Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks, by the 23 freeway. FREE!! Most breeds will be represented with their owners explaining the whys and wherefores, and to answer as many questions as they can. Some of the featured events include: Drill Teams performing in full dress; cart driving exhibitions; the versatility of the Arabian horse and rider in native costume; various gaited horse demonstrations; a saddle-less/bridleless riding demonstration; trainers sharing their horsemanship tips; cowboys showing off roping skills; side-saddle riders; a hunter-jumper demonstration; Ride-On Therapeutic Horsemanship; a gymkhana exhibition; riders in medieval costumes; a horse shoeing demonstration; and much, more! It will be bigger than ever this year, with many new exhibitors and vendors. Venders can have a booth at no cost and the event is free to the public. The only cost is pizza, soft drinks, water and a silent auction. Monies raised go to buy hay for Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship and California Coastal Horse Rescue. It;s a wonderful event that lasts until it’s over. Around 4 or 5 hours. For more info call Barbara at 805-494-8755 or e-mail computersnoway@verizon.net

On Sunday CLU Faculty Member Eric KinsleyCalifornia Lutheran University will present two concerts marking the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Cellist Joyce Geeting and pianist Christine DeKlotz will present a 9/11 Memorial Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in advance of their Sept. 11 performance in Manhattan. They will perform Carol Worthey’s “Elegy,” a work Geeting commissioned as a tribute to those lost in the deadly terrorist attacks. Geeting, an adjunct faculty member at CLU, gave the premiere performance in London in 2003 and has performed the composition in Germany and the United States. She and DeKlotz will give the premiere East Coast performance at the Manhattan concert. At CLU, they will also perform “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff and Sonata, Opus 78 by Brahms, works of a spiritual and healing nature. Donations will defray the cost of travel to New York.

In Westlake Village, the 33rd annual Conejo Valley Home show will occur on Saturday and Sunday at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Over 170 landscapers, designers, and suppliers will be on hand to answer anything and everything to do with home renovations. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission is $4. a

The Camarillo Arts Council presents the 2011 Summer Concert and Film Series at Constitution Park in Camarillo at the corner of Carmen Drive and Paseo Camarillo. All events are on Saturday nights. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m and films at 8 p.m. Events are FREE but audience donations are encouraged as they are a major source of funding. Call 805.987.7847 or visit www.camarilloartscouncil.org for more information.. September 10th: Raymond Michael (Elvis Tribute).

On Sunday at 4:00 p.m., Camarillo will host a 9/11 event remembrance at Constitution Park (601 Carmen Drive). The ceremony will include flag waving, patriotic music, and a moment of silence. Light refreshments are provided but you must bring your own lawn chair.