Nov 28 Tuesday
New Beginnings is thrilled to present “War Words,” a Pulitzer Prize nominated docu-play in the words of the men and women who served in the U.S. Military during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Based on the playwright’s interviews with Veterans of the 20-year Long War and their families, “War Words” is composed of heroic and heartbreaking stories of the Veterans, families, and allies of people who served: those who came home, and those who were left behind.
All proceeds for this event will benefit the local non-profit organization, New Beginnings. The cast includes Chris Butler, Zulay Henao, and Brian Letscher.
Dec 01 Friday
Experience pure enchantment at Winter Wonderland 2023, where Camp Arnaz transforms into a captivating holiday realm. Meander through a whimsical wonderland, aglow with synchronized lights dancing to the melody of falling snowflakes. Indulge in festive foods, create lasting memories with family crafts, and greet our holiday horses. Don't miss a cherished snapshot with Santa himself. Join us and step into a world of winter wonder! Join us, weekends in December from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Cirque Italia is now presenting: “PARANORMAL CIRQUE!” ONE OF THE BEST THRILLING EXPERIENCES!!!Coming to Thousand Oaks, CA December 1-4
Are you ready Thousand Oaks? Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a MATURE audience! This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline - the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect! It might be hard to divide reality and illusion! Are you intrigued yet? Dare to let yourself get wicked for one night under our Big TOP and live on the edge with Paranormal Cirque show! You will fall into a parallel world and end up surrounded by monstrous creatures with hidden talents that will amaze you with the circus arts. This show is NOT for the faint of heart. You may have to catch your breath or try to stop your heart from racing during this adrenaline filled performance. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. A few of the circus arts you can expect to see in this new production include the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death, mystifying MAGIC, and more. Our Black unit also follows our strict animal-free policy.For more information visit www.paranormalcirque.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $20.00 depending on availability. Restricted – under 18 REQUIRES accompanying parent or guardian. This show has adult language and material. You can purchase tickets through our website (paranormalcirque.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text messages.
When: December 1st – 4th, 2023Where: 350 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360At: The Oaks Mall
— Under the stunning Black and Red Big Top Tent
· December 1 – Friday: 7:30pm· December 2– Saturday: 6:30pm & 9:30pm · December 3– Sunday: 5:30pm & 8:30pm· December 4– Monday: 7:30pm
Box office hours:The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.Non-show days: 10am – 6pmOn show days: 10am – 10pm
Dec 02 Saturday
Sustainably forested silver-tip fir trees from Northern California will be available for pickup on Saturday, December 2 during “Christmas At The Farm” at Petty Ranch (11971 Darling Rd.) in Ventura. Proceeds from the Christmas tree fundraiser will help fund Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) agriculture education and healthy eating programs for kids in Ventura County.
Trees are available from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 2 or can be delivered ($75 delivery charge). Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Local vendors will be on hand at a pop-up holiday market.
The trees were donated by Rob Paulus, a retired Cal Fire Battalion Chief, and his family to support SEEAG and its ag-education efforts. Paulus has a 200-acre parcel of private land near the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range. He thins the overgrown forest on the property to reduce the risk of forest fires and to help restore the natural environment.
By purchasing your Christmas tree from SEEAG you’re supporting the education of thousands of students and improving the natural forest landscape.
Tree sizes are 6' to 9 ‘($175) and 8' to 10’ ($225). SEEAG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so all tree purchases are tax-deductible. All trees must be pre-ordered by going to https://www.seeag.org/christmas-at-the-ranch.
For questions about delivery, call 805-892-8155 or email email@example.com.
Families can enjoy a Breakfast With Santa at the Simi Valley Family YMCA, Saturday, December 2. A fresh-cooked breakfast will be served. Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa (and receive a framed photo souvenir), sip hot cocoa, play in snow and make holiday crafts. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Families can then pick out newly-arrived trees at the Simi YMCA’s Christmas tree lot operated by the Y’s Men’s Club.
The cost of Breakfast With Santa is $15 per person ($20 for nonmembers). Children under three are free. Registration for the breakfast is required in advance. To purchase tickets, go to www.sevymca.org/breakfast-santa.
The YMCA will have about 850 Nobile and Douglas fir trees between 5' and 9' tall at its tree lot. The trees are grown in Oregon, harvested, and then packed in ice for their journey south to the Y. Once they arrive, they are unloaded by LDS Church missionary volunteers, given a fresh cut at the base, put in water and set out for display. Y’s Men’s Club members and volunteers staff the tree lot.
Proceeds from the tree sales go to organizations in the community, to underserved families as well as to the YMCA.
Christmas tree lot hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The tree lot and Breakfast with Santa are at the Simi Valley YMCA (3200 Cochran St., corner of Galena Ave. and Cochran St.). If interested in becoming a Breakfast With Santa sponsor, contact Dani Hutchison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, December 2nd, titled, "Children of All Ages" at the Newbury Park Library. Featured in the sale will be Disney collectibles and books, children's Books and YA, pop-up books, vintage children's books. Holiday Gift items and a silent auction will also be featured. Friends members and Teachers (with ID) have early entry at 9:30am. Don't miss this opportunity to choose that special gift for the holidays.
Dec 03 Sunday
40th Annual Light Up a Life Ceremony
Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for their 40th Annual Light Up A Life. This beloved community tradition takes place to remember and honor those you miss this holiday season.
Light Up a Life will host four ceremonies, featuring speakers and special guests, entertainment, refreshments, and the lighting of a memorial tree. Guests can also hang one or more stars in memory of a loved one who has died or in honor of someone living.
Santa Barbara (Lobero Theatre) - Sunday, December 3 at 5:30 pmMontecito (Upper Village Green) - Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00 pmCarpinteria (Seal Fountain) - Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 pmGoleta (Camino Real Marketplace) - Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 pm
In addition to the four in person ceremonies, you can also dedicate a star to a loved one on HSB’s Virtual Tree of Remembrance. For a suggested donation of $15, you can dedicate a digital star(s) with their loved one’s name, photo, and a special message.
All events are free. To learn more and dedicate a star to a loved one in person at one of the four locations or on the Virtual Tree of Remembrance, please visit: http://www.hospiceofsb.org/lual