CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
17th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival will take
place on Saturday and Sunday May 3 & 4, 2014 from 10:00
a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Civic Center and the
Commons at Calabasas shopping center. Admission and
parking are free for this wonderful event featuring 150
painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers,
glass artists, woodworkers and more.
“We are so lucky in Calabasas to have world class
artists gathered in our City every year for a weekend in
May,” said Calabasas Mayor David J. Shapiro. “This is a
wonderful opportunity for the community to meet and talk
with the artists as well as buy fine art-- and it’s a
convenient time to pick up gifts for Mother’s Day,
Father’s Day and that special graduate.”
New to the 2014 festival, for the first time patrons may
sample a variety of delicious dishes from any of the
rotating gourmet food trucks such as Cousins Maine
Lobster, the Beignet Truck and Slanging Corea, among
others. Waffle fries, lobster sandwiches and French
pastries are just a few of the specialty items to be
featured between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. Fine
dining restaurants, live musical performances and free
youth craft activities complement this wonderful weekend
with the arts!
The Calabasas Civic Center is located off the Parkway
Calabasas exit from the 101 freeway at 100/200 Civic
Center Way and the Commons at Calabasas is located next
For more information, please visit
CALABASAS TO SERVE AS A
SPECIAL OLYMPICS HOST CITY
The City of Calabasas will serve as a host city for
a delegation of
Special Olympics athletes before the opening of
the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. About 7,000
participants from 170 nations will compete in more
than 20 sports between July 25 and August 2, 2015 at
Among the competitions are aquatics, gymnastics,
kayaking, basketball and soccer.
Calabasas will be one of 100 Southern California
cities participating in a four-day pre-games
celebration, hailing athletes from around the globe.
Host towns are responsible for providing
accommodations, meals, activities and local
transportation for the athletes and their sponsors.
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sponsorship opportunities. You can also sign up for
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SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEEN
Are you looking for something to do this summer? The
City of Calabasas Community Services Department is
pleased to announce the 2014 Summer VolunTEEN program.
We are seeking individuals 13-17 who are interested in
volunteering their spare time. Participants will have an
opportunity to volunteer during the summer in a variety
of activities including camps, sports programs, special
events, and office work at City Hall, Calabasas Library,
Calabasas Pharmacy and much more. The program is
designed to give individuals valuable "on the job
experience." The program will begin Monday, June 16,
2014 and runs until Friday, August 8, 2014. Applications
are currently available at
Juan Bautista de Anza Park. This program is limited
to the first 40 participants who sign up. There will be
a volunteer orientation meeting on Wednesday, May 28,
2014 at 4:30pm at de Anza Park. For more information
please call Recreation Specialist, Lana Wilhelm at
LOCAL TEEN ARTSTS WANTED!
Attention Teen Artists: The City of Calabasas is
looking for local high school students to submit
their original artwork for consideration to be
displayed at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center's
Artist Alley for six weeks. The show will consist of
a collection of the best artwork from local
Calabasas resident high school students. In
Fast Frame (23339 Mulholland Drive, Woodland
Hills) has generously offered to professionally
frame each art piece for the artists to keep.
Artwork will be displayed from July 7 to August 15,
2014. The Art Committee will select one art piece as
"Best in Show" at an art show reception taking place
on July 6. The public will select a "Viewers Choice"
art piece to be awarded with a ribbon on July 21,
2014. Artwork must be submitted by Thursday, May 15,
2014. For rules and an application, visit
SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER YOUTH
Miss Out! Hurry into
Juan Bautista de Anza Park to to register for the
2014 Summer Youth Basketball League. Sign-ups for boys
and girls ages 5-16 are ongoing until divisions are
full. Space is filling up fast! League play runs June 14
to August 9, 2014. League fee is $145 which includes
full uniform and trophy. For more information please
contact de Anza Park at (818) 880-6461.
GET READY FOR SUMMER CAMP
between the ages of five and twelve are invited to
cool off this summer with Peak Adventures Summer
Camps at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center! There will be a
different theme each week, including Legos, Shark
Week, and many more! All camps go from Tuesday to
Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with two hours
of pool time. Extended care is also available. Camp
schedule begins in June and ends in August. All
camps are $150 with a material fee of $25, due the
first day of class. For camp schedules, details, or
questions, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2787.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
THE EVENT RETURNS
Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools invites you
to attend its third annual fundraising soiree, The
Event — Las Virgenes' party to be at!
The Event 2014 returns to the
Tennis and Swim Center on on Saturday, June 7
from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. for another fabulous
evening of premiere restaurant, winery and craft
beer tastings, as well as amazing silent and live
This year the evening features an unbelievable live
concert performance by Chevy Metal with Taylor
Hawkins, the lead drummer for Foo Fighters! They
will bring the house down with their phenomenal
talent and energy! Organizers anticipate another
sell-out crowd so get your tickets now! For more
information and to order tickets, visit:
19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS WINE TASTING & SILENT
California's finest wines and wines from around the
world at the
19th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction.
This event will take place on Friday, May 9 from 5:30
p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Civic Center Plaza
(100 Civic Center Way). Residents, city leaders and
business owners can mingle while listening to the
talented Calabasas High School Jazz Band. Gourmet foods
will be provided by local restaurants and top chefs.
Local boutiques will present a fashion show and
attendees can participate in a silent auction.
Tickets are available in advance for $40 through
www.calabasaschamber.com or $50 at the door. The
cost of tickets includes all wine and food, as well as a
commemorative glass. Proceeds from the event will fund
scholarships and provide outreach and educational
programs for the business community. For additional
information, please visit
www.calabasaschamber.com or call (818) 222-5680.
LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY
into the Library this month for some fun and educational
programs for the entire family!
Kindergarten through 8th grade students are invited to
Game Day at the Library on Saturday, May 10 from noon to
2:00 p.m. Play games, enjoy treats, win prizes and have fun!
Attention 4th through 8th Graders:
The Writers' Corner Club is restarting! If you like
creative writing and hanging out with your friends, then
join us on Saturday, May 10 (Library Conference Room) and
Saturday, May 24 (Multi-Purpose Room). This club is hosted
by the Calabasas Library and run by high school students. No
experience in writing is necessary - this is just for fun!
The meetings start at 3:30 p.m. and will last for
approximately one hour.
On Saturday, May 3, bring your new and emerging reader
(grades K-3) to the Calabasas Library to share in a unique
reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4
Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child
experiences the joy of reading aloud. The program takes
place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and each child will
have 15 minutes to read to a dog. Sign-ups will begin at
11:00 a.m. in the Library.
Yoga on Thursday, May 1 and Thursday, May 15 at 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
Do you love movies? The
Film Fanatics group may be a great fit for you! They
will be meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. to watch
and discuss a movie.
2nd Thursday Book Club, a book club for adults, will be
meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. The book for this
month is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction,
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. Membership
into the club is free, however a library card is required to
in the 4th and 5th grades are invited to the
Book Worm Book Club at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.
The book for this month is Walk Two Moons by Sharon
For a complete list of Library events, call (818) 225-7616
2014 SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES
AT CALABASAS LAKE
Summer is just around the corner and that means the
return of the
Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! With four
incredible performances scheduled, you will want to mark
your calendars now!
you love James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and The
Temptations, you won't want to miss the June 8 concert
Stone Soul - The Best of Classic Soul & Motown. On
July 13, take a retrospective journey through Queen
songs with one of the nation's greatest live tribute
Queen Nation! Return on August 10 for an
evening of Latin Music and dance as the up-tempo group
Octavio Figueroa y La Combinacion' brings you to
your feet! The final concert of the series, co-presented
Symphony, will be on August 24.
Lauren Chipman will bring her eclectic musical
sensibility with a program ranging from classical music
to rock and pop.
All concerts begin at 6:00 p.m., are free to the public,
and 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
picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets. Food can also be
Atmosphere Catering by calling (818) 222-0226. 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
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS
TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
six weeks the
Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to
display his/her unique artwork at the facility. The
current artist is Harriett Cohn. Harriet will be
displaying her beautiful paintings until May 24. The
next artist will be Erik Fischer, displaying his artwork
from May 24 through July 5. Please come by for a look!
Contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, extension 113
for more information.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two free
monthly electronic waste collection events. On the
first Saturday of the month (May 3, 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 (May 17, 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.
The City of Calabasas holds
collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, May
10, 2014 there will be a free water based paint and used
oil collection event at
Calabasas City Hall located at 100/200 Civic Center
Way (map) adjacent to the Commons from 10:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the City
of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS
ASSOCIATION HONORS LVMWD FOR 2013 "PROJECT OF THE YEAR"
May 13, 2013, a 10-inch waterline failed beneath
Calabasas Road, flooding the street between Parkway
Granada and Commons Way, creating an eight-foot
diameter sinkhole in the busy commercial area. In a
matter of hours, a
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District repair
crew capped the leaking pipe and within 24 hours,
water service was restored. Within three days, the
roadway was reopened.
In order to avoid another failure of the pipeline,
LVMWD used a process known as “slip-lining” to draw
a new flexible pipeline through the older line.
Compared to traditional open-trench pipeline
replacement, this method reduces the amount of
excavation and disruption and cost some $200,000
In recognition of LVMWD’s quick action and
innovative solution, The
Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works
Association (APWA) has designated the Calabasas
project as its “Disaster or Emergency
Construction/Repair Project of the Year” for 2013.
For more information, please visit
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
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
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!
MAY EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS
is a great month to get involved with
Mountains Restoration Trust!
Come out and enjoy the outdoors and make a
difference with MRT and
Heal the Bay o on Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m.
The Arroyo Sequit Creek at
Leo Carrillo State Park is being restored so
endangered Southern California Steelhead Trout can
use it for spawning. Cape Ivy is the primary target
as it is toxic to fish and other aquatic life.
Reservations are required by signing up at
is hosting its annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training
Clinic for Dogs on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May
18 at the
Calabasas Bark Park. Training is led by expert
Tracy Jenson-Presson of High on Kennels located in
San Diego County. Typically, a training session for
one dog takes about 20 minutes. Please allow for an
hour for your session to sign in and make any time
adjustments to scheduling, assuring that proper
attention is given to all participants. To register,
mountainstrust.eventbrite.com. An advanced payment
of $75 per dog is required.
Meet up with MRT, TreePeople,
California Native Plant Society on
Sunday, May 18 at 8:45 a.m. for a satisfying day of
restoring a natural ecosystem. In the early 1980s,
CNPS set out to help control the spread of invasive,
non-native plant species that hog the land and
provide no value for the
survival of native animal species, and this
unending weed war continues. This month, they
will be revisiting the restoration sites so
beautifully planted by volunteers earlier last year.
by calling (818) 348-5910.
Enjoy the blooming chaparral mountain lilacs by
taking an easy downhill hike on the Stunt High Trail
on Sunday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Walk through
rock-studded chaparral, grasslands, and riparian
habitats. Be prepared for some awesome views!
Reserve your spot by calling (818) 591-9363.
For MRT's complete calendar of events, visit
WHAT'S ON CTV?
sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in
for playback days and times),
or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through
CTV programming is also available on the
Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!
CHECK OUT CALABASAS TEEN FORUM ON CTV!
Calabasas Teen Forum is a half-hour program designed to give teenagers a forum in which to
express their views and also to offer the
community an opportunity to learn more about
consists of Calabasas high school students and
sometimes a special guest; teacher, musician,
sheriff, etc. The students also have an
opportunity to experience the
"behind-the-scenes" aspects of the show, they
help in the production of the show by
coordinating panelists, guests and topics.
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS &
Hall will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of
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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Hall, please visit our
City Calendar Page.
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