Free Movie At Paramount Ranch

The NPS will host a free screening of the W.C. Fields classic “It’s a Gift” Saturday, June 8 at Paramount Ranch. The 1934 movie was filmed at Paramount Ranch.

A quick search turned up this helpful Web site, which provides the film’s plot. W.C. Fields’ “hen-pecked” character, always hoping for something better to come along, inherits some money. He decides to buy an orange grove in California (sight unseen). When he arrives, he finds a barren plot of land with only a rundown shack. What will he make of it? According to Wikipedia, “It’s a Gift” is considered one of Fields’ funniest films.

Start the evening off with an easy movie history walk led by film historian Marc Wannamaker.

Admission and parking are free. There are plenty of tables for you to bring a picnic dinner before the walk at 6:30 p.m. The movie starts at 8 p.m.

For more information, call 370-2301.

Tavern 101 Review — Spoiler… I’ll Be Back

My husband and I were headed out to The Do-It Center in Agoura on Friday when I noticed something unusual.
“Has that turret always been up there?” I asked Phil as we drove north on Roadside Drive and passed what long ago was known as Agoura Valley Inn.

Read the rest of my review here

Learn Hands-Only CPR Tomorrow!

Did you know you can perform CPR with just your hands? If you take just a few minutes to learn the life-saving skill of hands-only CPR, you might be more likely to jump in and help if you see someone experience a sudden cardiac event.

When your heart stops pumping, blood is not getting to your brain… this is not good.
If a person suddenly collapses from a sudden cardiac event, they likely have a few minutes of oxygen left in their blood, so the focus should be on pumping that blood until help can arrive.

There are instances when the standard breathing/chest compression CPR is called for, but you might save a life if you take a few minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR. I’m CPR certified, but even I wonder if I would feel nervous about not getting the breathing part right. But I don’t think I would have any hesitation about performing hands-only CPR.

If you have a few minutes tomorrow, you can learn hands-only Sidewalk CPR at either the Westlake Promenade from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or at The Commons in Calabasas from 4-7 p.m.

More Info

After you learn hands-only CPR, you might want to take a full CPR class so you can perfect your chest compressions (it’s not easy) and learn rescue breathing.

National Trails Day & Snakes

I really would love to do be part of National Trails Day… but
I have a paralyzing fear of these guys:

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

I enjoy hiking with my family, but when I do I can’t help imagining that these guys — who can live for 2 years without food! — are just lurking off the side of the trail waiting for my nice, juicy calf to pass them by.

I am crazy, but if you are not crazy like me, then you can participate in National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will be repairing part of the Backbone Trail east of Encinal Canyon Road.

You can help clear brush and improve the tread. Make sure to bring work gloves, protective footwear, long sleeves and pants, sunscreen and a hat. Tools and refreshments will be provided.

Your kids as young as 8 can help out, too, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by calling 805-370-2383.
More Info

DIRECTIONS: Take the 101 Freeway to Kanan Road. Exit Kanan Road south and proceed about 6.2 miles to Mulholland Highway. Turn right on Mulholland Hwy and curve left onto Encinal Canyon road at the Mulholland and Encinal Canyon intersection. Trailhead is about 2.4 miles down Encinal Canyon road across from Fire Camp 13.

Kanan Bowl II

I must admit that I somehow missed out on Kanan Bowl I.

Apparently this is a fundraising event for the OPHS and AHS football programs. Former football players from each high school will face off in a full-contact game.

Tickets are $10
Game startes at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Oak Park High.

I am so curious… how old will these alum be? I would love to see some of the players from my days at AHS, but the athletes will probably be recent grads who aren’t as likely to break a hip.

Last year OPHS beat AHS 27-6 — ouch! I think I will have to bring the family to support my alma mater.

More Info

Get Rid Of Business E-Waste

The City of Agoura Hills is offering an easy way to dispose of the extra electronic waste that may be cluttering up your office. Just gather up all of your old microwaves, computer monitors, TV’s, LCDs, computers, laptops, servers, cables, cell phones, copiers, printers and head over to 30001 Ladyface Court on June 7. The City will take these items off of your hands… actually they’ll take them out of your car — you don’t even have to get out of your vehicle.

More Info

Event takes place Friday June 7
10 am – 2 pm at 30001 Ladyface Ct.

p.s. Don’t bring any light bulbs or alkaline batteries.
p.p.s. You can bring the alkaline batteries to the drop off box in th foyer of the Agoura Library

Tribute to John Mosley!

I was never part of band at Agoura High, but many of my friends were. It was there that they met the man, the myth, the legend, the Mosley. After more than 30 years at AHS, Music Directory John Mosley is retiring.

Mr. Mosley was an important part the AHS experience for so many students over the years. Let’s help raise the $25,000 needed to name the stage at the Agoura High Performing Arts Center in his honor.

Broadway Night at Agoura High: A Tribute to John Mosley
The concert will feature about 50 former and current students.
The Performing Arts Education Center Mainstage at AHS
Agoura Hills, CA
Sunday Jun 2, 2013
Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased HERE

Read the article in The Acorn

Get Your Bid On!

T.H.E. Event silent auction opens this evening. While you wait for T.H.E. Event on June 8, you can get the bidding started online. There will be some amazing items available — trips, memberships, gift certificates and more.

The bidding starts tonight, May 30, at 5 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. June 8. Register for the silent auction here.

And don’t forget to get your tickets for T.H.E. Event, a fantastic party that will offer food, wine and entertainment. Band From TV will return for the concert performance and the evening will be emceed by Chris Harrison of “The Bachelor.” This event is the major fundraiser for T.H.E. Foundation, a community effort created to unite businesses and residents throughout the community to provide sustainable and consistent funding directly to all the schools in the Las Virgenes School District.

Find out more about T.H.E. Foundation here

Get your tickets for T.H.E. Event here

Agoura Summer Concert Series Kicks Off June 16

The City of Agoura Hills has set it’s summer concert schedule. Concerts take place at Chumash Park and are free to the public. Food for sale beginning at 4:45 and concerts begin at 6 p.m.

I highly recommend the show on July 7. The city always puts on a great firework show and you can get front row seats!

June 16
Surfin Safari — Tribute to the Beach Boys

July 7
Knight Fever — Fireworks after the show!

July 21
Face to Face — Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel

August 4
Rumours — Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

More Info

Local Girl Scout Membership Recruitment

We took a year off from Girl Scouts after we moved, but I think my daughter is ready to start earning more patches and continue learning to make the world a better place.

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Las Virgenes Service Unit will host a membership recruitment Tuesday, May 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Westlake Village Community Room (next to the library).

More Info

Weather Forecast