Grab the family and enjoy “The Bounty of the County” at this year’s fair, which features games, rides, food pavilions, carnival rides, livestock pavilions and concerts by The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon.
Welcome in the new week, then become a chocolate connoisseur as local chocolatier Tifa discusses the history of cacao and chocolate, and offers samples. 6:30 p.m. (Havdalah), 7 p.m. (chocolate tasting, wine, tea and coffee). $20. Sponsored by Temple Adat Elohim Sisterhood, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. RSVP to (818) 879-1612 by Nov. 7. adatelohim.org.
Celebrate the season’s favorite gourd with rides, games, contests (including pie eating and seed spitting), carving, food, entertainment and more. $3 (advance), $5 (gate), free (children under 2). Free parking and shuttles available. Begins Saturday, Oct. 16. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.
Spend a Family Funday with singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman, who also happens to be Bob Dylan’s son-in-law. Himmelman’s television work includes an Emmy nomination for his song “The Best Kind of Answer” on “Judging Amy,” and his 2008 children’s album, “My Green Kite,” earned him a 2008 Grammy nod for best musical album for children. 11 a.m. $8. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb comes to the Conejo Valley to perform hits, including “Stay (I Miss You),” “I Do,” “How” and more. 6 p.m. (doors open), 8 p.m. (show). $20-plus. The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016. canyonclub.net.
Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to celebrate a weekend of riding the rails. Events include frontier gunfighters, vintage train rides, model train displays, crafts, food, a family murder-mystery dinner train and more. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Also March 28. Sponsored by the Fillmore & Western Railway and the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society. Fillmore. (805) 524-2546. fwry.com.
Sunday, February 21
Roslyn Kind: In Concert The world-renowned singer and entertainer, sometimes called Rozzi, performs an afternoon of standards that will make you forget she’s Barbra’s younger sister. $45. 4 p.m. American Jewish University, Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246. wcce.ajula.edu.
Danny's Farm is unlike other farms: It employs adults and teens with physical and/or developmental disabilities, but is designed for children with or without disabilities.
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After a summer filled with Olympics, political conventions and bizarre reality shows ("I Survived a Japanese Game Show" anyone?) TV viewers are aching for something different.
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We celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States of America on July 4. Between noshing on barbecue and watching fireworks, test how well you know early American history. Circle the right answer for the following questions but read carefully -- some might be a bit tricky.
While civil ceremonies abound up and down the California coast, those seeking a Jewish ceremony -- complete with ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract) -- have a few extra stops to make on the road to matrimony.
The characters reveal their stories through a mixture of singing and dancing -- with some pantomime thrown in. Hamlisch said that from the beginning the creators felt that certain stories were best told through song, others through dance.
"When I was 14, I saw the first national tour of 'Crazy For You,' she said. "I saw that show and that's what made me want to be a dancer. It was the most wonderful thing I've every seen."
In 1886, Naphtali Herz Imber, an English poet originally from Bohemia, wrote the words to Israel's national anthem, "Hatikvah." Samuel Cohen, an immigrant from Moldavia, wrote the melody