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Finding Cool Ways to Spend the Lazy Days Ahead : Don’t say you’re bored; there are plenty of ways to fill vacation time--from beach rentals to billiards, bowling and batting. : FUN FEST VENUES

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A guide to our one-day tour

* Beach Bike Rental, Mandalay Beach Resort, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard; two-person surreys ($15 an hour), four-person stretch surrey ($22 an hour); three-wheel bullet bikes ($8 an hour), mountain bikes ($8 an hour or $25 for the day), BMX bikes ($6 an hour), in-line skates ($8 an hour) and boogie boards ($6 an hour, $25 for the day); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week; call 382-7442.

* Easy Street Arena, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley; adults pay $6.50 for the public ice-skating sessions; children 12 and under, $5; students, $5.75, and seniors, $5; rental skates are $2; skating instruction, adult and youth hockey leagues, figure skating lessons and training are also offered; public skating hours: Monday through Friday, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and 10:35 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; call 520-RINK.

* Lazerstar, 921 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard; one 20-minute “mission” costs $7.50, but discount packages are available, including advance reservations, birthday parties and corporate groups. Day passes are available Monday through Thursday for $25; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday; call 983-0333.

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* Moorpark College Exotic Animals, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark; the training zoo is open to the public, who can enjoy seeing different animals too, from Bengal tigers and snakes to baboons and sea lions; open weekends from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 15- to 30-minute shows every hour on the hour from noon-3 p.m.; $4 (adults), $3 (seniors), $2 (children 2-12); private shows for birthday parties or school field trips may be arranged during the week; call 378-1441.

* Paint Pals Clubhouse, 1716 Erringer Road, No. 106, Simi Valley; 2360 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo; mazes, black-light room, shadow room; face-painting, sing-alongs with the karaoke machine ($1 buys 3 songs) or paint any of dozens of plaster statues (priced from $2); Simi Paint Pals: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Camarillo Paint Pals: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday; call 581-4676 (Simi Valley), 383-7176 (Camarillo).

OTHER FUN PLACES

Call for times and prices

RENTALS

If you like to bike, boogie board, kayak or paddle boat . . .

* Bay Queen Enterprises, Ventura Harbor; 642-7753.

* Beach Hut, 1038 S. Seaward Ave.; 643-4888.

* Beach Rentals, San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura; 641-1932.

* Channel Islands Landing, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard; 985-6059.

* Easy Cruisin’, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard; 660-8285.

* Harbor Hopper Ferry, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard; 985-HOPP.

* Surrey Time Rentals, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard; 984-8828.

POOL

* Bent Cue Family Billiards, 1620 Newbury Road, Newbury Park; 499-4555.

* Butera’s Billiards, 2261 Tapo St., Simi Valley; 584-9212.

* Champion Billiards, 1475 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard; 483-3855.

* Fillmore Billiards, 320 Central Ave., Fillmore; 524-0539.

* Gold Coast Billiards, 4920 S. C St., Oxnard; 486-1898.

* Hollywood Club, 658 S. A St., Oxnard; 487-8967.

* Hot Shot Family Billiards, 4481 Las Posas Road, Camarillo; 383-7210.

* Rack ‘n’ Roll Billiards, 2322 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks; 495-7679.

* Stiix Billiards, 2520 E. Main St., Ventura; 641-2020.

BOWLING

* Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran Ave., Simi Valley; 584-2695.

* Buena Lanes, 1788 Mesa Verde Ave., Ventura; 656-0666.

* Camarillo Bowl, 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo; 482-0747.

* Poinsettia Bowl, 1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura; 648-6866.

* Simi Bowl, 480 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley; 526-4212.

* Wagon Wheel Bowl, 2801 Wagon Wheel Road, Oxnard; 485-4915.

ROLLER SKATING

* Roller Gardens, 2731 Buckaroo Ave., Oxnard; 485-2018.

* Roller Zone, 950 Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks; 493-8800.

* Skating Plus, 1728 Mesa Verde Ave., Ventura; 656-2120.

* Skate Palace, 451 W. Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme; 488-6444.

MINIATURE GOLF

* Golf n’ Stuff, 5555 Walker St., Ventura; 644-7131.

BATTING CAGES

* Camarillo Bat-R Up, 487 S. Dawson Drive, Camarillo; 987-2287.

* Simi Valley Batting Cages, 2019 Donville Ave., Simi Valley; 527-8998.

* Who’s on First, 961 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard; 485-4001.

MISC.

* Boys & Girls Clubs: 1500 Temple Ave., Camarillo, 482-8113; 280 Casey Road, Moorpark, 529-1140; 200 Bard Road, Oxnard, 488-5717; 590 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, 488-3719; 1400 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula, 525-7910; 3050 Kadota St., Simi Valley, 527-4437; 1440 N. Olive St., Ventura, 641-5588; 1929 Johnson Drive, Ventura, 641-5599.

* Community centers: Camarillo, 482-1996; Fillmore, 524-3701; Moorpark, 529-6848; Oxnard, 385-7995; Santa Paula, 933-4226; Simi Valley, 584-4400; Thousand Oaks, 494-5156; Ventura, 658-4737.

* Six Flags Magic Mountain, off Golden State Freeway in Valencia; adjacent to Magic Mountain coasters is the newly opened Hurricane Harbor, a $35-million, 14-acre water park; $30 (adults) for Magic Mountain; $15 (kids under 48 inches tall); $16 (adults) for Hurricane Harbor; $10 (under 48 inches); $43 for combination ticket to both parks; call 255-4111.

--Compiled by Ken McAlpine

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