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AUGUST 2014 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
2014 SUNSETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE
FAMILY CAMP-OUT & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS - AUGUST 1
  TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS 
31ST ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 
CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL FALL ENROLLMENT
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING TRIP
CALLING ALL TEENS: PUT YOUR TECH SKILLS TO WORK THIS SUMMER!
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP! 
LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 
CALIFORNIA'S UNCLAIMED PROPERTY WEBSITE MIGHT MEAN MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!
  HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 
AUGUST EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

August 2014: 1 - Family Camp Out & Movie Under the Stars

2 - E-Waste Collection

5 - Stand-Up Paddle Board & Kayaking Trip

8 - Summer Camp Begins: Shark Week

10 - SunSets Concert Series: Octavio Figueroa y La Combinacion'


10 - Calabasas Library's Summer Reading Program Ends

12 - Summer Camp Begins: Indiana Jones & the Adventures in Archaeology

13 - City Council Meeting

15 -
Back to School Pool Party at TSC


16 -
 E-Waste Collection


24 - SunSets Concert Series: The Section Quartet Featuring New West Symphony's Lauren Chipman

27 -  City Council Meeting

September 2014:

1 - Labor Day - City Hall Closed

6 - E-Waste Collection


10 - City Council Meeting

13 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

20 -
 E-Waste Collection

24 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)


FALL ENROLLMENT FOR THE CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL GOING ON NOW

 


TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

 



FINAL CONCERTS IN THE SUNSETS CONCERT SERIES

 

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2014 SUNSETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE 

August marks the final month of this season's SunSets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake and there are two spectacular shows to bring it to a close. Both concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and are free to the public.

Latin Music and Dance Night is back on August 10th! The up-tempo group Octavio Figueroa y La Combinacion will have you dancing in no time! Professional instructors will be on hand throughout the concert to teach you how - it's going to be a fun evening!

You won't want to miss the concert on August 24th as The Section Quartet featuring New West Symphony's Lauren Chipman challenges traditional ideas of string quartet music. TSQ doesn’t play classical music -- they only play rock & roll! By day, The Section Quartet is in-demand for both recording studio collaborations and electrifying live performances alongside music’s top artists and producers. By night, this rock band disguised-as-a-string-quartet has sold out shows from their native Los Angeles to New York, London and beyond. TSQ’s own visionary arrangements and high-powered live shows confirm that you don’t need a guitar to rock. Joined by New West Symphony's principal violist Lauren Chipman, this unique performance will take the audience on an eclectic musical journey!

The SunSets Concerts are located on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake with entrance at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (located at 23400 Park Sorrento). The concert series features field seating on grass and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. You can now pre-order a picnic through Atmosphere Café by calling (818) 222-0226. Enjoy a no-hassle delicious dinner while attending the event! You are also welcome to bring a picnic from home. There is limited chaired seating available on a first come - first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need). New this year, there will be a free park and ride shuttle from the Calabasas Civic Center (100 Civic Center Way) between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Please note that the Calabasas Inn is under construction and is no longer a park and ride destination). For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html.

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FAMILY CAMP-OUT & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Double the event, double the fun! Be a part of the 3rd Annual Family Camp Out on Friday, August 1st and enjoy a Movie Under the Stars! Join the Calabasas staff at Juan Bautista de Anza Park for camping, games, s'mores, and singing. Watch the family favorite movie "Open Season" at 7:00 p.m. If you are feeling adventures, plan on spending the night! Fall asleep to the sounds of nature and wake up to the smell of pancakes!

The camp out begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1st and goes until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under the age of fourteen. For camp-out information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.  For questions about the Movie Under the Stars, contact Raine Kishimoto at lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com

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TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS

The beach is a great place to spend the summer - and we want to take you there! The Summer Beach Bus offers residents a ride to Zuma for just $2 each way. The Beach Bus runs until August 15th on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Exact change and photo ID are required. The Beach Bus is a public service to provide transportation to Zuma Beach, but please note that there is no supervision once at the beach, aside from on-duty lifeguards. For the Beach Bus schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html

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31ST ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 

On Tuesday, August 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., community members are encouraged to participate in this year's National Night Out by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening outside with neighbors. Organize block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from Sheriffs, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contest rallies or meetings.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night. For more information about National Night Out, please visit natw.org.

CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL FALL ENROLLMENT

Are you looking for a fun, nurturing, and rewarding preschool environment for your child? At the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool, children learn self-confidence, self-respect, and a sense of caring for others. The  goal of the teachers and staff is to develop the whole child by presenting a balanced program that fosters physical, emotional and intellectual growth in each student. They provide activities that stimulate curiosity, lead to discovery, build self-esteem and encourages mastery within a healthy and safe environment.

The Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool is based on a developmental curriculum and an academic approach in preparation for kindergarten. The staff and teachers recognize that each child develops cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially at his/her own pace. They are dedicated to meeting each child's individual needs and adapting their approach to support this goal. In addition to the daily curriculum, several enrichment programs are offered. The Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool is state-licensed for ages 18 months to 5 years of age. It is located on 11.8 acres and is security gated to maintain a protected environment.

To enroll for the 2014/2015 school year, please visit creeksideklubhouse.com or call (818) 222-9791 for information. Spaces are limited, so check it out today!

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BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY

Are you ready to go back to school? Ready or not, here it comes - but first, let's party!

Summer is coming to an end and the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center invites you to say good-bye in style! Bring all your friends to a pool side party on Friday, August 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be free open swim, music, games and prizes! It is going to be a blast!

For information, please contact Raine Kishimoto at (818) 222-2782 or lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING TRIP

Do you know a teen who is interested in stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking? Malibu Surf Shack is offering a trip to do just that in Malibu on Tuesday, August 5. The program is open to ages 11-16 and includes transportation from the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center to the Malibu Surf Shack. The cost is $40 per student. Don't miss this opportunity to paddle with the sea life along the Malibu coastline! To register, visit Calabasas On-line Registration.

CALLING ALL TEENS: PUT YOUR TECH SKILLS TO WORK THIS SUMMER!

Are you a teen with technology skills, time on your hands, and a desire to give something back to your community? You can earn community service credit this summer by helping adults learn to work with technology (you know, computers, tablets, smartphones, all that stuff!) in the Savvy Senior TECH HELP program at the Calabasas Library. Volunteer hours can be applied to meet next school year's community service requirements. For more information, call Charlotte Meyer at 818-222-5679 and put your skills to work this summer!

SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP! 

There's still time to sign up for Summer Camp! Cool off with Peak Adventures Summer Camps at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. There are two camps remaining. Shark Week will run from Tuesday, August 5th through Friday, August 8th. It's going to be a JAWSOME week! Campers will discover how many senses sharks have and how they use them to catch prey. Perform experiments, learn about shark anatomy, and even hold a real shark! In addition to sharks, campers will also hold and touch several marine animals during this marine exploration. There will also be a surfboard design competition. Dive into this class to learn more!

From Tuesday, August 12th through Friday, August 15th, roll up your sleeves and dig into archeology! Sign up for Indiana Jones and the Adventures in Archaeology Camp and discover the fascinating traditions and myths behind the ancient art of mummification. Restore a ruined mummy, create a time capsule, and create your own hieroglyphics based on the style of the Egyptian language.

All camps are for children ages 5 to 12 years old. The cost is $150 per camp and each camp requires a material fee of $25 which is due the first day of class. Camp begins each day at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. with two hours of pool time. For more information or to enroll your child, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 or kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST

August 10th marks the end of the Summer Reading Program at the Calabasas Library. Make sure you stop in and get your prizes for reading each week! K-5th Graders are invited to come by for the final SRP event on Wednesday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m. Take a "Walk on the Wild Side" and see animals from all over the world! 

On Saturday, August 2nd, teens are invited to the Library at 1:00 p.m. to enjoy Teen Movie Day! The movie being shown is a modern retelling of "The Taming of the Shrew." It's about a tenth grader who wants to go on a date, but can't until her mean-spirited older sister gets a boyfriend. The movie is rated PG-13 and lasts 99 minutes. Admission is free and there will be refreshments.

The Library has adopted an animal shelter this summer and is still accepting donations this month! You can donate items for our animal friends now through August 10th. All donations benefit the Agoura Animal Shelter. For a list of items needed and for more information about the program, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/paws-to-give.html.

Come by for Yoga on Thursday, August 7th and Thursday, August 21st at 12 noon. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT will lead you in relaxing (and free) yoga session. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat/large towel. 

Are you an adult interested in joining a book club? Stop by the Library on Thursday, August 14th at 6:00 p.m. for 2nd Thursday Book Club! This month's book discussion will be on They Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. Membership into the club is free, however a library card is required to participate. For information, call Caroline Russom at (818) 225-7616, ext. 756.

Please note that the Pumpkin Patch Story Time is cancelled during the month of August. The Library will be closed on Sunday, August 31st in observation of Labor Day.

For a complete list of Library events, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html.

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E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (August 2, 2014), an electronic waste collection will take place at the Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las Virgenes Road) in Calabasas from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A second monthly electronic waste event will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month (August 16, 2014) in the Vons Shopping Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Acceptable items include but are not limited to CD players, laptops and personal computers, microwave ovens, printers, radios, stereos, telephones, and VCR’s. For more information, please contact the City of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.

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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every six weeks, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to display his/her remarkable artwork. On August 18th, Christine Ann O' Brien will be displaying her beautiful paintings. Come by and see her art pieces until September 26th. For information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, ext. 113.

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CALIFORNIA'S UNCLAIMED PROPERTY WEBSITE MIGHT MEAN MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!

According to the Controller's Office website, the State of California has $6.9 billion in unclaimed property belonging to approximately 24.9 million individuals and organizations. Could you be one of them?

Since 1959, California's Unclaimed Property Law has protected consumers from permanently losing their money or abandoned property. Under this law, landlords, banks and other businesses that have control over others' property must return it to their owners after three years of inactivity. In many cases, the owner forgets that the account exists, moves without leaving a forwarding address or the forwarding order expires. Sometimes, the owner dies without any relatives knowing about the abandoned property.

Common types of unclaimed property are: cash or assets in abandoned bank accounts, forgotten utility deposits, tenant security deposits, stocks and bonds. Some abandoned safe deposit boxes have precious valuables, collector's items or family heirlooms.

How can you find out if there is any unclaimed property belonging to you or your loved ones? Simply go to https://ucpi.sco.ca.gov/ucp. This is a free service, so beware of anyone who tries to charge you for this search.

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HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 

From small, intimate affairs to large corporate and private parties, let the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and Atmosphere Events & Catering be your one-stop shop for the finest food, superb service, menu planning, staffing, rentals & décor. Our Chefs are professionally-trained with over 20 years of experience and will work with our clients’ nutritional needs as well as with their budgetary confinements. We feel everybody has the right to a great event! On-site catering by Atmosphere Events & Catering. Some tables & chairs are provided. For further information, please contact Kathy Milbrand (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

AUGUST EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Mountains Restoration Trust has some exciting opportunities for you this month! On Saturday, August 2nd from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., build a habitat by restoring native plants and California bunchgrasses at the Cold Creek Preserve. Join MRT and TreePeople to water native oaks, shrubs, penstemons, roses and bunchgrasses. Reservations are required by signing up at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Walk in the shade of the great oaks at the Cold Creek Preserve on Saturday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join the Cold Creek Docents for a walk to delight in colors in a basin set among craggy peaks. Call (818) 591-9363 to reserve your spot and for more information.

Come by Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday, August 9th from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. as MRT, TreePeople and the California Native Plant Society helps rebuild the native landscape by removing rigput and thistles. This will allow native grasses and oak seedlings to provide food and shelter for wildlife. Register at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Enjoy a wonderful day at Malibu Creek State Park on Sunday, August 10th from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Help MRT and TreePeople rebuild a native landscape by planting and caring for oak trees and their understory plants. Reservations are required at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Come along for the restoration of a hidden gem! You won't find this beauty spot on any map, but MRT and TreePeople will show you the way! Just meet at Peter Struass Ranch and spend some time caring for this hidden beauty. Reservations are required at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

For MRT's complete calendar of events, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

Mountains Restoration Trust has received a grant from the Community Assistance Program of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the U.S. Department of the Interior to help support the Monte Nido Fire Safe Council and to help the community of Monte Nido be wildland fire safe.  The grant will enable MRT to support the Monte Nido Fire Safe Council through a series of educational seminars and workshops.   The Monte Nido Fire Safe Council is comprised of Monte Nido community neighbors working together to mobilize the Monte Nido Community into action in order to protect homes, community, and the environment from wildfire. For more information, please contact Jo Powe at jopowe@gmail.com or Mountains Restoration Trust at (818) 591-1701 ext. 0.

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REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!

Are you registered to vote? It’s easy to participate in elections if you have the right tools and information. Apply to register to vote today by filling out the online application found at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm. You can also pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles office, or U.S. post office.

Don’t remember if you’re registered to vote? Visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/ to check the status of your voter registration. You must be registered 15 days prior to an election if you wish to vote, so be sure to register today! 

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
- Thousand Oaks

Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge

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WHAT'S ON CTV?
Watch it on CTV
Author's Night
Calabasas, A Living History
Calabasas Teen Forum
City News
City Spotlight
Library Bound
Library Specials
Preview, Eye on the Arts
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
Special Events
The Buzz
Your City, Your Issues

Be sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas (check the CTV Guide for playback days and times), through live online web-streaming, or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the CTV archive. CTV programming is also available on the Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!

CHECK OUT AUTOR'S NIGHT ON CTV:

AUTHOR'S NIGHT: DAVID J. CHERNOBYLSKY
Author David J. Chernobylsky discusses his book, The Perspective - A Medical Volunteer Experience,
at the Calabasas Library with Host Karyn Foley.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Council Agenda Items are available online the Thursday prior to a City Council Meeting. Agendas for all commissions are available online the Friday prior to the commission meeting. All City Council meetings and commission meetings take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.
 
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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

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