The Month Ahead

If you like to plan ahead, this monthly feature will be your guide and calendar. Just snip it out of the paper and attach it to the fridge. To contribute suggestions for next month’s calendar, which will be published Sept. 27, send a letter by Sept. 15 to Planning Ahead; 5200 Valentine Road, Suite 140; Ventura, 93003. For information: 658-5570.

Harbor Concerts (Sept. 3-5)

Ventura Harbor Village will present three days of holiday weekend music featuring Dixieland jazz, country and swing from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the village, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. Pony rides and other fun for the children. Free admission. Information: 644-0169

Aircraft Open House (Sept. 3-5)


The Labor Day Fly-In/Open House at the Camarillo Airport will feature World War II aircraft, a Liaison Pilots Assn. convention, flying demonstrations and more; Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Southern California Wing of the Confederate Air Force. Free admission. Information: 482-0064.

Conejo Pops Concert (Monday Sept. 5)

The city of Agoura Hills and the Conejo Recreation and Park District will present their annual Labor Day Concert with the Conejo Pops Orchestra at 5 p.m. at Conejo Community Park, Dover and Hendrix avenues, Thousand Oaks. Part of the Summer Concerts in the Parks 1994 series. Free admission. Information: 499-4355.

Moorpark Music (Monday Sept. 5)


The city of Moorpark will present its final Summer Concert in the Park featuring the rock sounds of “Radio Flyer” at 4 p.m. at Peach Hill Park in Moorpark. No charge; early picnicking encouraged; refreshments will be available. Information: 531-9100 or 529-6864, extension 227.

Day of Caring VI (Saturday, Sept. 10)

United Way of Ventura County kicks off its 1994-95 volunteer and fund-raising campaign with two work-project rallies: Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks and Food Share, Oxnard. Volunteers work from 8:30 a.m. to noon, cleaning beaches, assisting the elderly, painting and packing food. Information: 485-6288.

Simi Valley Days (Sept. 10-18)


Simi Valley Days will feature a chili cook-off, horse show, barn dance, bowling tournament, carnival from Sept. 14-18, a Sept. 17 parade and more at several Simi Valley locations. Co-sponsored by several area businesses. Costs and times vary. For a complete schedule, call 581-4280.

Conference for Women (Saturday, Sept. 10)

The Ventura County Regional Conference for Women will feature workshops and seminars addressing personal management, career development, health, fitness, civics and social change from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Doubletree Hotel in Ventura. Reservations required. $69. Information: 656-6300.

Park Concert (Sunday, Sept. 11)


The National Park Service and the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest Dance and Folk Arts festival will present the music of “Mariachi Maya” and the Peruvian sounds of the “Inca Dancers Band” from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peter Strauss Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Free. Information: (818) 597-9192.

Ojai Mexican Fiesta (Sunday, Sept. 11)

The 28th Ojai Valley Mexican Fiesta will feature music, food and more at Libbey Park in Ojai from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Ojai Valley Mexican Fiesta Committee to raise funds for students of Mexican heritage. Advance tickets $3, $2 children 12 and younger (call 646-8126). At gate $5, 12 and younger $2. Information: 646-4757.

Clean the Coast (Saturday, Sept. 17)


The California Coastal Commission, Center for Marine Conservation and the County Solid Waste Management Department will co-sponsor the 10th annual Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon at 34 sites in the county. Sites will range from Rincon Point to Leo Carrillo State Beach and include inland river areas. 654-3976.

Renaissance Festival (Sept. 17-18 and 24-25

Lake Casitas will be the site of the third annual Ojai Renaissance Festival, featuring medieval costumes, stage performances, jousting tournaments, arts, crafts, food, parades and more. Hours: 10 a.m. to dusk each day. $6 adults, $5 students, $4 seniors and children 12 and younger, age 3 and younger free. Information: 646-8126.

“Walk With Me” (Saturday, Sept. 24)


The Alzheimer’s Assn. of Ventura County will hold “Walk With Me,” the 24th annual Alzheimer’s Assn. Memory Walk, a 4-mile walk-a-thon along the coast starting at 9 a.m. at San Buenaventura State Beach; registration at 8 a.m. Funds to benefit the association’s support and education services. Information: 643-2614.

Children’s Fest (Saturday, Sept. 24)

Juggler and storyteller Izzy Tooinsky will open the Ventura County Children’s Festival, 1994-95 family concert series at the new Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Forum Theater. $7 children, $9 adults; season tickets $55 children, $65 adults. Advance tickets and information 646-6997.

Pleasant Valley Arts (Saturday, Sept. 24)


The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Camarillo Community Center, Burnley St. Singers, dancers, clowns, handmade crafts, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more. Free admission. Information: 482-1996.

Breast Cancer Walk (Saturday, Sept. 24)

The Eleventh Hour Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Rally & Fair will be held at Bennett Park, Westlake Village and the Esplanade Mall, Oxnard. Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Futurecare Cancer Treatment Center-Oxnard and the Westlake Comprehensive Cancer Center. Information: 983-8864.

Channel Islands Showcase (Sunday, Sept. 25)


Ventura Harbor Village will showcase the diversity of life on the Channel Islands, the county’s little-known National Park, with music, food, educational booths, crafts and more from noon to 5 p.m. at the Village, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. Free admission. Information: 644-0169.

Variety Show (Sept. 30-Oct. 1)

The California Lutheran University Choir will present its biannual Variety Show featuring music, dance and comedic performances. The show starts at 8 p.m. both days in the Preus-Brandt Forum at CLU, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. $4 general, $2 with Cal Lutheran ID. Information: 493-3151.

AIDS Drama (Sept. 30-Oct. 9)


The Ventura College Performing Arts Department presents the Larry Kramer play “The Normal Heart,” a chronicle of the early years of the AIDS crisis and the sociopolitical history of the time. Show times: Fridays, Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. at the Ventura College Theatre $7, students and staff $5. Information: 648-8922.

--Researched by DESIREE DREEUWS