e.NEWS

MAY 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
DON'T MISS THE FINAL DAY OF THE 19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
CELEBRATIONS PLANNED FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
A WONDERLAND TEA FOR MOMMY & ME
BECOME A VOLUNTEEN THIS SUMMER
SIGN UP TODAY FOR CAMP KLUBHOUSE
JOIN THE EVENT PARTY
TRI-CITIES SENIOR EXPO: "LIFE IS GOOD"
VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES AND RUMMAGE SALE
BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE THIS SUMMER
SUMMER CAMPS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
GET READY FOR THE RAISE THE ROOF JAZZ FEST
MINI SPORTS CAMPS AT A.C. STELLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
REGISTER EARLY FOR THE 39TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY LAKESIDE FUN RUN
GO ON A MEDICINAL PLANT WALK
LVMWD OFFERS REBATES TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL RAIN BARRELS
CELEBRATE 50 YEARS WITH THE LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM
AT-YOUR-DOOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY
SIGN UP FOR R2H SUMMER SPORT CAMP WITH COACH DANTE
REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
SAVVY SENIORS - MAY UPDATES
BIKE TO WORK ON MAY 20
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
CAREER FAIR
OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 2016 1 - 19th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

3 - Career Fair

4 -
Tri-City Senior Expo

7 - A Wonderland Tea for Mommy & Me

7 - E-Waste Collection

7 - Medicinal Plant Walk

11
- City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

14 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

20 - Bike to Work Day

21 - E-Waste Collection

21 - "Hands On History" Day at the Leonis Adobe Museum

21 -
THE Event

25 - City Council Meeting

30 - Memorial Day
(City Hall Closed)


June 2016 4 - E-Waste Collection

8 - Camp Klubhouse Begins

8 -
City Council Meeting

18 -
E-Waste Collection

18 - Antique Collectibles and Rummage Sale

22 - City Council Meeting

24 - 25th Anniversary Reception

25 - Senior Center Grand Opening

25 - Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts Food Drive

26 - Sun Sets: City of Calabasas' 25th Anniversary Concert w/Boogie Knights



DON'T MISS THE FINAL DAY OF THE 19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10AM-5PM

 



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DON'T MISS THE FINAL DAY OF THE 19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!

Spend your Sunday admiring beautiful art, listening to music, and enjoying delicious food! The 19th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival is here for one more day - Sunday, May 1. This beloved community event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Civic Center and Commons in Calabasas. The Fine Arts Festival features over 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more. Fine dining restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and live musical performances will round out this wonderful weekend with the arts! Parking and admission are free.

To learn more, visit www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm.

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CELEBRATIONS PLANNED FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of cityhood for the City of Calabasas. Events and activities are continuing throughout the summer, and we want you to be a part of the celebrations! Mark your calendar for the exciting things that will be happening in June:

25th Anniversary Reception: On Friday, June 24, enjoy an evening of wine, coffee, and dessert at the Liibrary to celebrate the City's 25th Anniversary. A Calabasas History Exhibit will be showcased in the Library as well as Historical Books of Calabasas and the surrounding areas, complete with book signings by the authors. The books will be available to purchase at the event.

Grand Opening, Trolley Tours, Hip Hop Dancing, and Food Drive: Return on Saturday, June 25 for the Calabasas Senior Center Grand Opening! The Ribbon-cutting will commence at 10:00 a.m. with speeches and tours to follow. City historians and elected officials will be conducting trolley tours, highlighting historical Calabasas landmarks. There will even be a Hip Hop Dance event for kids at the Library.

Calabasas Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will also be a part of the celebration as they hold a food drive at the Civic Center. Food donations that are collected at the event will benefit the West Valley Food Pantry. We hope the entire community can come out and support this wonderful event and great cause!

Trolley Tours and Sun Sets Anniversary Concert: Sunday, June 26, City historians and elected officials will continue conducting trolley tours, highlighting historical Calabasas landmarks.

In the evening, enjoy the 25th Anniversary Sun Sets Concert at the Lake. Boogie Knights will be having you dance the night away at the greatest disco revival show in the world!

We look forward to seeing you for a full weekend of fun and celebration! Check back at June's edition of e.News for more details and information. 

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A WONDERLAND TEA FOR MOMMY & ME

The City of Calabasas Teen Activities Council will be hosting a Mommy's Day event on Saturday, May 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at de Anza Park in Calabasas. The event is called A Wonderland Tea for Mommy and Me! Enjoy a tea party with food and refreshments and take pictures with the Mad Hatter. There will be crafts and other activities for the little ones too.

The cost is $4 per person. Space is limited, so be sure to contact Aimee Haber with the City of Calabasas to RSVP and reserve your spot! Call (818) 224-1656 or email her at ahaber@cityofcalabasas.com.

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BECOME A VOLUNTEEN THIS SUMMER

Are you looking for something to do this summer? The City of Calabasas Community Services Department is pleased to announce the 2016 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 8 week program in a variety of activities including: camps, sports programs, and office work at City Hall, Calabasas Pharmacy and much more. The program is designed to give individuals valuable "on the job experience." The program will begin Monday, June 20, 2016 and runs until Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications are currently available at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Rd. in Calabasas. Stop by anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick one up. This program has limited space available. There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at de Anza Park. For more information please call Recreation Specialist, Lana Filice at 818-880-6461.

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR CAMP KLUBHOUSE

With summer just around the corner, be sure you don't miss your opportunity to sign up for Camp Klubhouse through the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool! Camp activities include swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, sports, on-site activities, weekly age appropriate field trips, and weekly entertainment. Camp runs for ten weeks beginning June 8 and ending August 12. Camp is open to children from 18 months to 6 years old.

Camp hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. with extended care (7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m./3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) at no additional charge.  For a registration packet and a list of weekly themes and activities planned, visit www.calabasasklubhousepreschool.com/Documents/summercamp2016.pdf. Call the Calabasas Klubhouse at (818) 222-9791 or visit www.calabasasklubhousepreschool.com for more information.

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JOIN THE EVENT PARTY

You are invited to the party of the year - The Event! The Event will be celebrating it's fifth year anniversary on Saturday, May 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Civic Center. The celebrations will include an elegant and unforgettable evening of food, wine, auctions and entertainment. Guests will enjoy tastings from premier local restaurants and wineries, a beer garden featuring local craft breweries, must-have auction items, and a wonderful live concert.

Money raised from The Event will be benefit the The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. This organization raises money to provide grants to the Las Virgenes School District which enables them to hire more teachers and counselors. This allows for smaller class sizes and more individualized attention to the students.

To purchase tickets, visit www.theeventparty.org/attend.html.

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TRI-CITIES SENIOR EXPO: "LIFE IS GOOD"

"Life is Good" at the Tri-Cities Senior Expo on Wednesday, May 4! This event, taking place at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas) is designed to offer general education and awareness of products and services that are available to older adults/seniors. There will be numerous booths and displays featuring different organizations, vendors, senior services, health screenings, and demonstrations.

Interested in being a part of an Osteoporosis Workshop? Be sure to sign up in advance for the "Living Healthy and Strong is Bone Deep Workshop" as space is limited.

The first 200 people to RSVP to the Expo will receive a free lunch! Free shuttle services are also available. Register online at www.agourahillsrec.org or in person at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center located at 29900 Ladyface Court in Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 597-7361. Space is limited - register today!

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VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES AND RUMMAGE SALE

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host an Antique Collectibles and Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendor spaces are still available. For information on joining in, contact Jenna at (818) 880-2993 or email jenna@ahccc.org.

Note to shoppers to save the date and join us at this great summer event! Beat the heat and come inside our air conditioned venue to shop from over 20 vendors! This event will feature vintage collectables, junkable antiques and much more. Admission is free. The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is located at 27040 Malibu Hills Rd in Calabasas.

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BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE THIS SUMMER

Is your teenager (ages 11-16) looking for cool things to do this summer? We have a few ideas! The City of Calabasas has turned up the creative heat to produce programing for teens. Sign up to travel on exciting excursions, take fun classes and experience outrageous fitness and sporting classes. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html to see the Parks and Recreation Brochure for class details.

For more information about teen programming offered by the City, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 or kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

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SUMMER CAMPS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Cool off this summer with Peak Adventures Summer Camps at the Tennis & Swim Center (for ages 5-12)! Each week, campers will explore a different theme - Legos, sharks, super  hero science, cupcake kids and many more! Camps run Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring a lunch or buy it from the café. Pool time is also offered during the camps so be sure to bring a swim suit, sunscreen, and get ready to dive in! Cost is $130 per camp plus $30 for material fees due the first day of camp. Register in person at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html to sign up online.

Extend the time and extend the fun! Campers (ages 5-15) are invited to come to the Tennis & Swim Center before or after their camps. Extended care for campers will be available before and/or after the camp sessions. Drop your child off anytime between 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and/or have them stay from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Staff will have fun activities planned, snacks, games and prizes. Staff will also walk campers to and from the camp, help them order lunch with the café and keep them entertained until they can be picked up. Cost is just $12 per morning session, $6 per afternoon session, or $15 for all day.

For more information about camps and the extended care program, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 or email kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

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GET READY FOR THE RAISE THE ROOF JAZZ FEST

Join Loving Home Hospice for Children for their "Raise the Roof Jazz Fest" on Sunday, June 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You won't want to miss performances by:

  • Tom Scott - 3-Time Grammy Winner

  • Mike Garson - The "Rock" Pianist, known for his work with David Bowie

  • Earl R. Johnson - Pianist, Film Scores (Two Can Play at that Game)

  • Samantha Shapiro - Performed at Boston Symphony

  • Nic Renee - Vocalist, National Anthem

Tickets are on sale now for $50 and limited VIP tickets are available for $60. There will be a wine and beer cash bar as well as hors d'oeuvres. The event will take place at Viewpoint School's Carlson Family Theater in Calabasas.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about the nonprofit organization, Loving Home Hospice for Children, visit www.lovehomehospice.org.

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MINI SPORTS CAMPS AT A.C. STELLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sports Plus Mini Camp is a great way to learn to play basketball, soccer or lead a cheer! This camp is for children ages 5 to 7 and costs $140 per camp. Free extended day care is available each day between 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Lunch is from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and campers may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch for $5 at drop off. Campers also have the option to join Sports Plus Day Camp for an afternoon (12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) of additional activities. To add the afternoon, arrangements must be made with Sports Plus directly by calling (818) 905-6125.

Camp Schedule - Mondays through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

June 27 - June 30: Hoop It Up at Rookie Basketball Camp
July 11 - July 14: Go Team! Rookie Cheer/Dance Camp
July 18 - July 21: Gooooaaaalllll! Rookie Soccer Camp

To register for camps visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html to view the Parks and Recreation Brochure.

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REGISTER EARLY FOR THE 39TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY LAKESIDE FUN RUN

Start preparing for the 39th Annual 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run! By registering early, you'll be able to sign up at a discounted fee. This great event, presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association and the City of Calabasas, is an exciting way for the entire family to kick off the 4th of July celebrations. There are multiple race options including a 4 mile run, 2 mile run, ½ mile run or ¼ mile run. There will also be a 2 mile walk for those wanting to enjoy a slower pace.

Pre-register anytime before July 1 and adults pay just $15 and youth 17 years and younger (including CPHA members) pay just $12 to enter. Registration fees after July 1 will be $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Race fee includes a race shirt (while supplies last), awards (no award given for the 2 mile walk), and a pancake breakfast. You can pick up a registration form at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center or register online at www.imathlete.com - search for “Calabasas.”

For additional information, contact the race director, Dan Huncke at (818) 222-2782 or dhuncke@cityofcalabasas.com.

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GO ON A MEDICINAL PLANT WALK

Curious about healing medicines? Professor Jim Adams, Ph.D. of the USC School of Pharmacy will be leading a plant walk on the medicinal uses of California native plants on Saturday, May 7. Join him at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Professor Adams is trained in Chumash healing and will present traditional recipes for making healing medicines. Coauthor of Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West, Professor Adams will be available to sign his book. This program is free and parking is also free. Due to limited participation, reservations are required. Call (805) 370-2301 or email samo@wnpa.org for information and to reserve your spot. Attendees will meet at the Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy in Calabasas.

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LVMWD OFFERS REBATES TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL RAIN BARRELS

Capture nature's free water! The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) is offering incentives for customers to purchase and install rain barrels. Receive up to $800 in rebates when you install water-saving rain barrels at your home.

To reserve the rebate, an applicant must be an LVMWD customer and provide “before and after” photos. Also, there is a limit of four barrels for the rebate. Customers first apply to LVMWD to “reserve” a $125 rebate for installation of each rain barrel. The installation rebate reservation form can be found at www.lvmwd.com/rain-barrels. Reservation approval must precede installation. Next, customers apply for an additional $75 rebate to purchase each rain barrel. The purchase rebate is available through www.socalwatersmart.com, which also provides details on qualifying rain barrels and proper installation.

Each rain barrel must be securely mounted on a firm, elevated footing to provide water flow through the outlet and secured to prevent tipping in an earthquake. In addition, downspouts from rain gutter systems must be modified to direct water into the barrel.
“The combined rebate, totaling $200 per barrel, should be attractive to customers who want to capture and use nature’s free water,” said David W. Pedersen, LVMWD’s General Manager. “We encourage customers to act quickly because the installation portion of the rebate was made possible through a grant with limited funds.”

For more information, visit www.lvmwd.com.

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CELEBRATE 50 YEARS WITH THE LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM

On August 6, 1962 the Leonis Adobe had the honor of being designated as Historic-Cultural Monument #1 by the Cultural Heritage Board of Los Angeles. The formal opening of the Leonis Adobe Museum was held on Saturday, May 21, 1966, when Mayor Sam Yorty unveiled the new monument plaque.

To commemorate the 50 year anniversary, the Leonis Adobe Museum will celebrate with a “Hands on History Day” on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 23537 Calabasas Road. Participants at "Hands on History Day" can take part in activities like making tortillas, grinding corn, churning butter, making adobe bricks and corn husk dolls. There will be an authentic blacksmith as well as demonstrations of wool spinning, loom weaving, historic clothing, fabric dyes and a horno oven. An authentic Wells Fargo Stagecoach will be onsite and guests will be encouraged to explore the stagecoach and take photographs.

When the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board was formed in 1962, the Leonis Adobe was the first of five sites to be designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument in the City of Los Angeles. All five sites were considered threatened to some extent. There are now over 1,000 sites that have received the designation. In 1975 the Leonis Adobe was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Throughout the year, the Leonis Adobe hosts a variety of events for families and children. Along with seasonal events like a Spring Egg Hunt, Halloween Pumpkin Party, Winter Celebration, and "Lil' Ranchers" program.

For more information about the Leonis Adobe Museum and the May 21st “Hands on History Day” please call (818) 222-6511. Visit the www.leonisadobemuseum.org to learn more about the history, buildings, ranch animals and to view photos.

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AT-YOUR-DOOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE

There is a new service for residents of Calabasas! Do you have unwanted paint? Used batteries? Old TVs? Used motor oil and filters? Old swimming pool chemicals?

Waste Management is now making it easier for Calabasas residents to have their home generated special materials collected safely, easily, and responsibly. Beginning April 1, 2016, the At-Your-Door Special Collection program will provide home pick up service to remove the difficult, sometimes hazardous, and hard-to-recycle items that almost every household accumulates. Through this program, you may request a free home pick up of paint, stain, paint thinner, wood preservative, household cleaners, rust remover, tile/shower cleaner, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), straight fluorescent tubes, motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, automotive fluids, vehicle batteries, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, insecticides, household batteries, televisions, computer monitors, swimming pool chemicals, and more. These unwanted items can be conveniently picked up at your home by simply scheduling a collection. This service is easy-to-use and is available year round!

To schedule a pickup, call 800-449-7587, email atyourdoor@wm.com or go to www.wmatyourdoor.com. You will be given a specific collection date. Then a collection kit with an instruction sheet will be mailed to your home. On your collection date, put out your materials by 7:00 a.m. near your front door area. Do not place these items at the curb, street or in an alleyway. You do not need be home during the collection.

Most of the materials collected through this program are sent for recycling. Help keep the City of Calabasas clean!

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY

Did you hear - the Calabasas Library now has their own monthly e.News! Check out our May edition of e.News here! To sign up to receive the Library e.News directly to your inbox, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/email-notification.html.

Some highlights for May:

E-Book Class: Did you recently get a tablet or iPad but don't know how to read e-books on it? Are you tired of going on vacation and losing that library book? E-books are here to stay! Come by the Library on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m. to learn about e-books and other digital products available at the Library. Be sure to bring your personal devices. After the lecture, there will be time for individual help.

Yoga: Relieve some stress with a free and relaxing yoga session on Thursday, May 5 and Thursday, May 19 at noon. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or large towel, and follow the lead of instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Film Fanatics: Become a film fanatic! Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. as the Calabasas Library's Film Fanatics will be hosting a POV documentary by PBS called "My Way to Olympia" by Director/Writer Niko von Glasow. This movie is about a disabled film director who discovers a world of fierce competition and a challenge to his own stereotypes. The movie is not rated and lasts for 90 minutes. Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner. This movie event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV . POV works with educators, public television stations and national and community groups to present more than 650 free screenings nationwide.

Read to Dogs: 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, May 7, 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. Each child will have 15 minutes to read. Sign-ups begin at 11:00 a.m. and the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Writers Corner Club: Calling all 4th - 8th graders who enjoy creative writing to come join our club! The Writer's Corner Club is designed to create a relaxed environment for writing and hanging out with friends. No experience is necessary - this is just for fun!  The Club meets at the Library one Saturday per month at 3:30 p.m. for approximately one hour. This month, stop by on May 14 to check it out! Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

Second Thursday Book Club: The 2nd Thursday Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss A Tale for the Time Being, a novel written by Ruth Ozeki. This dual narrative of times and cultures was short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.

Wednesday Morning Book Club: Join the Wednesday Morning Book Club on the third Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting will take place on May 18 at 11:00 a.m. We will be discussing Dead Wake, written by Erik Larson.

Please note that the Friday, May 6 Pumpkin Patch Story Time is cancelled.

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2016/april.html for a list of all Library events this month.

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SIGN UP FOR R2H SUMMER SPORT CAMP WITH COACH DANTE

Sign up to be a part of an amazing sports camp that consists of fun games and activities such as basketball, super soccer, baseball, dynamite, Matt ball Dr. Dodgeball, capture the flag, rock climbing, and more! R2H places a strong emphasis on organized game structure, fundamentals, teamwork and most importantly, sportsmanship. Camp runs from June 20 to August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Register at www.ahccc.org or contact brandon@ahccc.org for more information. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch from the food truck. Athletic apparel is required.

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REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Don't miss out - registration for Summer Youth Basketball League is now available online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec or onsite at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. Sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5-15 are ongoing until divisions are full. League play runs June 18 to August 12, 2016. Players who did not play in City of Calabasas 2016 Winter Basketball League will need to get evaluated to be placed onto a team. Player Evaluations are on Saturday, May 7 at the A.C. Stelle Middle School gym. Please check evaluation schedule at www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html. League fee is $155 which includes full uniform. For more information please contact de Anza Park at 818-880-6461.

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SAVVY SENIORS - MAY UPDATES

Calabasas Savvy Seniors/50+ is an ongoing program consisting of classes, excursions, special events, lectures and luncheons for senior women and men within the City of Calabasas and beyond. Here's what's happening this month:

Membership Drive for Calabasas Senior Center Begins: A great opportunity for Calabasas residents is available now - membership in our new Calabasas Senior Center! Located behind City Hall and the Calabasas Library, construction is almost complete on the two-story, 9500 square foot, Gold Leed certified building. Our Membership Drive begins now!

Membership is open to all Calabasas residents, ages 50 years+, through a simple application process. Seniors are invited to make an appointment by calling Juan Bautista de Anza Park at (818) 880-6461 and schedule the date and time to come to de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills, Road, Calabasas, to fill out the membership application with a staff member. Please bring a current utility bill as proof of residency.

Membership fees for residents are $100.00 per year for an individual, and $125.00 per year for a couple. Benefits of membership will include: priority registration for classes and excursions, access to designated free lectures, unlimited access to the center during open hours, six guest passes per year, and the ability to rent the facility at a reduced rate. Membership will begin when the Senior Center officially opens, which is expected to be in July. Initially, the Senior Center hours of operation will be Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Since last year’s groundbreaking ceremony on June 30, seniors have been eagerly anticipating the completion of their building. Early this summer, the Calabasas Senior Center will be ready for classes, a variety of activities and clubs, and a central meeting place to engage with other seniors. Please call (818) 880-6461 to schedule your appointment and be among the first Calabasas residents to become members of the Calabasas Senior Center.

For information on the Savvy Seniors program, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/savvy-seniors.html.

BIKE TO WORK ON MAY 20

Did you know - May is National Bike Month! Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling (both health and environmental) and to encourage more people to give it a try. So, mark your calendars and dust off the pedals - National Bike to Work Week will be held May 16-20 and the official Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20! For more information about the League of American Bicyclists, the sponsor of this movement, visit www.bikeleague.org/bikemonth

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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 (May 7, 2016), 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 21, 2016) at the El Camino 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 bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, May 14, 2016 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 (818) 224-1600.

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HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim offers two intimate rooms and beautiful patio overlooking the tennis courts for your private event. They 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 guests, Atmosphere Events & Catering. Atmosphere is your one-stop shop for the finest food, excellent service, menu planning, staffing, rentals and décor. Everybody has the right to a great event! For more information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

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CAREER FAIR

Looking for a job? Stop by the Career Fair on Tuesday, May 3 between 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel located 6360 Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills. The companies featured offer some of the following:

· Base + Uncapped Commission Pay Structure
· Flexible Work Schedule
· Full Benefits, 401K, Stock Options
· Company Car or Gas Allowances
· President Club Trips & Other Incentives
· Opportunity for Immense Growth
· $70k + 1st Year Salaries

Job opportunities include:

Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources and much more!

Be sure to bring 10-15 resumes and dress professionally. Note that while the event is free, parking will cost $8. For questions, contact Erika Cook at (949) 599-1869 or ecook@hirelive.com.

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OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving natural land in the Santa Monica Mountains through restoration, education and land acquisition. Founded in 1981, MRT collaborates with government agencies in an ongoing effort to maintain a cooperative relationship between urbanization and native land.

There are some great opportunities to get involved with MRT this month! To register for any of these events, please sign up by visiting www.mountainstrust.org.

Sunday, May 7, 8:45 a.m.: Cold Creek Valley Preserve - Habitat Restoration
Help weed, water and mulch native plants for a restoration project in the Cold Creek Valley Preserve. Bring a snack, water, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, May 7, 9:30 a.m.: 1st Saturday Walk at Cold Creek Valley Preserve
See a great diversity of blooming vegetation as you stroll along a streamside trail a gently rolling chaparral basin set amidst craggy sandstone peaks. Be sure to bring a hat, water, and sturdy shoes. Call (818) 591-9363 for details.

Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.: Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Potrero Creek Restoration 
Help plant, weed and water native oaks and other native plants in a new restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park. Meet at W. Potrero Road and Briar Avenue. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community Service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Sunday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.: Lower Stunt High Trail
Enjoy awesome views and beautiful spring wildflowers in an easy downhill hike through rock-studded chaparral, grassland, and riparian habitats along the Stunt High Trail. For more information, call (818) 591-9363.

Saturday, May 21, 8:45 a.m.: Habitat Restoration in Leo Carrillo State Park
Help remove invasive plants along the floodplains of the Arroyo Sequit. Bring water, snack, a hat and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.: Topanga State Park - Lower Topanga Park Restoration
Help plant, weed and water to restore a native habitat in Topanga State Park. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community Service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.: Habitat Restoration - Crayfish Removal Open House (Location TBD)
Join the Crayfish Removal Open House to learn about the importance of the Santa Monica stream ecosystem. This will involve trapping invasive crayfish, recording data, and removing trash in the streams of the Malibu Creek Watershed. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203 for information and location details.

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

The PAECs - Calabasas & Agoura Hills

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?
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Author's Night
Calabasas, A Living History
Calabasas Teen Forum
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Library Bound
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Preview, Eye on the Arts
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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

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM:
AUTHOR'S NIGHT: PETER ARTHUR

Host Karyn Foley, at the Calabasas Library, with Author Peter Arthur to discuss his science fiction novel, "The Fight for Immortality."

WATCH THIS EPISODE NOW

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

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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