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APRIL 2015 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US! 
REGISTER FOR CLASSES USING OUR NEW & IMPROVED SOFTWARE SYSTEM
SIGN UP FOR LEGO SCIENCE!
FAMILY MAGIC SHOW & DINNER
CANINE CLASSIC DOG WALK & FESTIVAL
18TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS MAY 2 & 3
JASON ALEXANDER TO PERFORM AT 2015 GALA FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LVUSD PERFORMING ARTS
SAVVY SENIORS: REGISTRATION A SUCCESS & PLANS TO JOIN RELAY FOR LIFE
LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL
MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR LVMWD CUSTOMERS
APWA SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER  
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 2015 4 - E-Waste Collection

7-10 - LEGO Science at TSC

8 - City Council Meeting

11 - Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo

17 - Family Magic Show & Dinner

18 - E-Waste Collection

18 - Book Sale at the Calabasas Library

19 - Book Sale at the Calabasas Library

22 - City Council Meeting

24 - Deadline to Submit Application for APWA Scholarship

25 -
2015 Gala Fundraiser to Benefit LVUSD Performing Arts


26 - Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival

May 2015

2 -  E-Waste Collection

2 - 18th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

3 - 18th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

9 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

14 - Public Workshop: Enhanced Watershed Management Program

16 - E-Waste Collection

16 - Calabasas Relay for Life

25 - Memorial Day - City Hall Closed

27 -  City Council Meeting



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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US!

The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Road (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road) in Calabasas. Over fifty exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County will be participating in the event to help the public take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. This family-friendly festival is free of charge and the event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun. We hope to see you there! For additional information, call City Hall at (818) 224-1600 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com.

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REGISTER FOR CLASSES USING OUR NEW & IMPROVED SOFTWARE SYSTEM

The 2015 Calabasas Spring/Summer Recreation Brochure has been mailed to all Calabasas residents. The brochure features detailed information about adult and youth classes, senior citizen programs, community news and information, sports activities and much more. Please look for enrichment classes and other after school programs as well. The Recreation Brochure is also available online and paper copies are available at City Hall, the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Classes will run from April to August 2015, so make sure to register early!

The City of Calabasas has changed to a new and improved software system for class registration. Developed by Active Net, the system has many tools that will make registering for classes efficient, quick, and easy. The software system will be able to send e-mail reminders to registrants, notify them of any scheduling changes, develop newsletters, and more. Using Active Net will enhance the communication between office staff, teachers, and participants.

For more information about Calabasas recreation opportunities, or for help with class registration, please call the Recreation Department at (818) 880-6461.

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SIGN UP FOR LEGO SCIENCE!

LEGOs and science are a natural pair! Children ages 5-12 are invited to come build a rocket car, engineer a skyscraper, and so much more at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center this month. LEGO Science will take place April 7-10 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The class is designed to introduce students to various concepts such as biology, physics, engineering, chemistry, and more through the use of LEGOS. Each lesson will engage the students in scientific explorations and LEGO design challenges. The students will make creations that can be observed and tested, all while having a blast!

The cost to participate is $150 and there is a $30 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Students will swim from 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. each of the days. For information, contact the Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782.

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FAMILY MAGIC SHOW & DINNER

Come join us at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center on Friday, April 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a night of magic with the wacky host, Joey “Magic”, the Rainbow Wizard! Joey “Magic” has performed for Presidents, the troops, television, women’s shelters and has been the resident Magic Specialist at Sierra Canyon Day Camp. You may have seen him on T.V. - now meet him in person! Following the show will be a delicious pasta dinner. Guests under 3 are free, $15 for guests 4-14 years old, and adults are $20. For more information, contact the Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782.

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CANINE CLASSIC DOG WALK & FESTIVAL

Come out to support the Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival on Sunday, April 26 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park! This fun-filled family fundraiser benefiting the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, Rotary Club of Calabasas, and L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue will feature a two mile walk through beautiful Calabasas. Register now and start raising funds to help support these amazing organizations!

Following the walk, stick around to enjoy the Canine Classic Festival, featuring dog adoptions, guest judges, a dog agility play area, main stage entertainment, pet contests, kids activity zone, silent auction, the Anza Beer & Wine Garden, food, and over 30 pet industry vendors. To learn more and to register for this great event, visit www.canineclassic.org.

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18TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS MAY 2 & 3

Join us on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 for the 18th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival! The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Civic Center and Commons in Calabasas. The annual Fine Arts Festival features over 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more. Fine dining restaurants and live musical performances will round out this wonderful weekend with the arts! To learn more, visit www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm

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JASON ALEXANDER TO PERFORM AT 2015 GALA FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LVUSD PERFORMING ARTS

You are invited to the 2015 Gala Fundraiser to benefit LVUSD Performing Arts on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. Jason Alexander will be premiering his new, one-man show "Other People's Stories" at the Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Calabasas High School. Enjoy an evening of music, magic, and tales - both tall and true! Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online or at the PAEC Box Office during regular business hours. For additional information, visit thepaecs.org/2015-gala-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-lvusd-performing-arts/.

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SAVVY SENIORS: REGISTRATION A SUCCESS & PLANS TO JOIN RELAY FOR LIFE

The new online class registration process proved successful as the majority of Savvy Seniors found the improved software system to be quick and efficient. Developed by Active Net, it was easy to locate classes and excursions, place them in a Wish List, and then transfer the classes to the Shopping Cart on registration day - just like shopping online! As an added bonus, participants can print out a calendar with individual monthly schedules. It's also easy to go back into the program and add more classes later on.

Looking ahead, the Savvy Seniors plan to join the City of Calabasas team for the Relay For Life of Calabasas, beginning Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at A.E. Wright Middle School. Relay For Life is an organized, 24-hour, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie. It’s a family-friendly environment for the entire community. Because it's a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it's so much fun, it’s hard to leave!

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL

Don't miss The Friends of the Calabasas Library Book Sale taking place Saturday, April 18 (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and Sunday, April 19 (noon - 3:00 p.m.)! There will be many books to choose from at reasonable prices - rare books, cookbooks, novels, non-fiction, children's books and more! 100% of the proceeds will benefit Library programs.

Join us for a relaxing yoga session at noon on Thursday, April 2 and Thursday, April 16. There is no charge and no experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or large towel, and join our wonderful instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT for a great class!

Adults interested in joining a book club are encouraged the check out the 2nd Thursday Book Club at the Library. Membership is free, however, a library card is required to participate. This month, we will be discussing The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. The club will meet on Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.

If you are an adult who loves movies, consider joining our Film Fanatics Club on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. We will be watching a move starring Humphrey Bogart. The movie is about a private detective who takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful woman, and their quest for a priceless statuette. This film is not rated and lasts 100 minutes. Attendees are welcome to bring dinner to eat during the movie.

Join us for "Hilarious Stories from the Front Lines of Parenting," a special author event on Thursday, April 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Five authors will read brief excerpts, answer questions, and sign books. Bring your lunch and listen to New York Times Bestselling Author Jenn Mann, Calabasas resident Deirdre Waitt, Tracy Sano, Kathryn Leehane, and Mackenzie Cheeseman. The event is free and no sing up needed.

Is your child's reading going to the dogs? Let's hope so! Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the library on Saturday, April 4 to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws for Healing, will sit (or lie) and listen as your child experiences the joy of reading aloud.  The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with sign-ups beginning at 11:00 a.m. Each child will have fifteen minutes to read to a dog.  

Does your child like to play games? Have them drop in on Wednesday, April 15 anytime from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to play exciting board games that focus on cognitive processing speed. This is a monthly game series that focuses on different learning skills through play. This program is hosted by The Play with Purpose Initiative and is free of charge.

4th through 8th graders who like creative writing are invited to hang out with friends and join the Writers' Corner Club! No experience in writing is necessary - this is just for fun! Hosted by the Calabasas Library and run by high school students, the club meets at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The meeting will last about an hour and snacks will be served.  

Attention Students: Due to Spring Break schedules, the Love to Learn Tutoring Program will be cancelled until April 25. Study Buddies and Peer Counseling is cancelled until April 14.

Visit  www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2015/april.html for a complete list of Library events and programs in April.

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MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR LVMWD CUSTOMERS

As we enter into our fourth year of drought in California, the State Water Resources Control Board has announced additional conservation measures and LVMWD customers are being asked to take part in improving their water-use efficiency. Additional mandatory conservation measures will supplement the three day irrigation schedule already in effect. The new regulations include:

  • No irrigation may occur during a rain event or in the 48 hours following rain.

  •  Restaurants may only serve water upon request.

  •  Irrigation restricted to no more than three days per week, based on address. Properties with even-numbered addresses may irrigate Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Properties with odd-numbered addresses may irrigate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  •  No irrigation between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  •  Hoses used for car washing must use a trigger nozzle.

  •  Irrigation may not run off the property into streets, gutters, or onto adjacent properties.

  •  The washing down of sidewalks, parking areas, and driveways is not permitted, unless an approved water broom is used.

  •  Fountains or water features must use a recirculating system.

  •  Hotels and motels must provide multi-night guests with the option to use towels and linens for more than one day.

LVMWD offers a "Mow no Mow" Lawn Replacement Program that pays $2 per square foot for turf removal. They also offer customers free "water-wise" garden design and landscaping classes. Registration information and additional conservation suggestions can be found at www.LVMWD.com

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APWA SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Ventura County Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) is offering $500 - $1,000 scholarships for high school students entering college or university in an engineering/public works related major from any high school located within the APWA Ventura Chapter membership region. The region includes cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westlake Village, and County unincorporated areas.

Applicants must:

- be a 12th grade student and/or graduating high school in the spring or summer of 2015;
- be attending college or university in the fall of 2015;
- be pursuing studies in a public works related field of study.

Examples of public works related fields of study are as follows:

Civil or Structural Engineering Sanitary Engineering Land Surveying
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Environmental Sciences Urban Planning
Traffic/Transportation Engineering Public Administration Public Management
Geology or Geotechnical Engineering Construction Management Geography
Geographic Information Systems Architectural Sciences  

Please note that not all engineering majors are related to public works (i.e. biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, and marine engineering). The selection of the scholarships will be based on the academic achievements of the student and his/her expressed interest to pursue a career in a public works related field. To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, the applicant must complete and submit the application form posted on http://ventura.apwa.net and other required documents listed on the application.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 24, 2015. For questions, please call (818) 224-1680. Scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of sponsors of the APWA Golf Tournament and members of the Ventura County Chapter of APWA.
The Scholarship Committee sincerely requests that the applicant's counselor or teacher review the scholarship application before submitting them. Applications must complete the application online and mail a printed copy to:
City of Calabasas - Public Works Department
c/o Dr. Alex Farassati
APWA Scholarship Committee
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

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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 (April 4, 2015), 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 (April 18, 2015) 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 beautiful artwork at the facility.  The current artist, Helene Jukoff, will be displaying her incredible oil paintings until April 24. Stop by and take a look! For information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 or kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

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HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center offers two intimate rooms and beautiful patio overlooking the tennis courts for your private event. We provide the absolute best service for every event from birthday parties, graduations, school/team parties and retirement parties. In addition, the Center has the superb catering services to offer our guest, Atmosphere Events & Catering. Atmosphere is your one-stop shop for the finest food, superb service, menu planning, staffing, rentals & décor. We feel everybody has the right to a great event! For further information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

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 City Hall, county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles office, or U.S. post office.

Can'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!

WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE OF CTV'S CALABASAS AUTHOR'S NIGHT!

AUTHOR'S NIGHT, FEATURING TONILYN HORNUNG

At the Calabasas Library, author Tonilyn Hornung discusses her novel "How to Raise a Husband: A Whole Bunch of Ways to Build a Strong and Happy Marriage", 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.

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