Peter Himmelman (see Sunday, September 5)
Wednesday, September 1
Wine & Food Pairing
Join sommelier Beckey Richards as she guides guests through the basics of pairing wines with various dishes. $20 (per person), $15 (Wine Club members). Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. RSVP (805) 983-1560. herzogwinecellars.com.
JNET - The Jewish Networking Group
Meet and mingle with Jewish businesspeople, professionals, tradespeople and corporate executives from private, public, nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the Conejo and San Fernando valleys. 7:45-9:45 p.m. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Also, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. jnetonline.org.
Thursday, September 2
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Dr. Ilana Cass, gynecologic oncologist with Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, will discuss the latest research and developments toward finding a cure and talking about the “silent” symptoms of ovarian cancer. Presented by the Temple Adat Elohim Jewish Learning Board. 7:30 p.m. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101. adatelohim.org.
Summer Nights Music Series
Close out the summer with The Beatles tribute band, Magical Mystery Tour. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Oaks Mall, 101 Freeway and Lynn Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 578-0044. shoptheoaksmall.com.
Saturday, September 4
“Standing at Sinai”
The TJ Players perform “Standing at Sinai – A Series of Monologues,” a play written by Jeff Bernhardt and directed by Vicki Kupetz. Oneg follows; Selichot services begin at 10 p.m. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Temple Judea – West Campus, 6601 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 758-3800. templejudea.com.
Sunday, September 5
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. theatricum.com.
Free Airplane Rides
The Young Eagles, an Experimental Aircraft Association program designed to introduce young people to aviation, is offering free airplane rides to youth ages 8 to 18. Flights last from 30 to 60 minutes and give kids an opportunity to take the controls and actually fly the aircraft. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Camarillo Airport, 501 Airport Drive, Camarillo. (877) 806-8902. young-eagles.org.
Monday, September 6
Preserving the image, sound and stage persona of one of the most iconic groups in rock history, Queen Nation pays musical tribute to Freddie Mercury and the boys. Rock out to “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions” and more as part of the Conejo Recreation & Park District’s 2010 Summer Concert Series. 5 p.m. Free. Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. (805) 381-1247. hillcrestarts.com.
Saturday, September 11
Thousand Oaks Arts Festival
Check out more than 60 art exhibitors, interactive exhibits for children, live performances, wine tasting, gourmet food trucks and more. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. toartsfestival.com.
Sunday, September 12
Meet actress Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as she presents her latest book for middle-schoolers, “Among the Ghosts,” a spooky boarding school tale with a cool girl heroine and a unique twist. 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble Encino, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 380-1636.
Tuesday, September 14
Yom Kippur Learn-a-Thon
Wednesday, September 15
Simi Valley Days
Celebrate the ’60s with five days full of music, food, rides, games and more.5-10 p.m. $7 (adults), $4 (kids 4-12; seniors 60 and older). Continues through Sept. 19. Rancho Simi Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, (805) 581-4280. simivalleydays.org.
Sunday, September 19
Singer and actress Lorna Luft joins conductor Steven Goldstein and the New West Pops performing selections from her hit show “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” her tribute to her mother, Judy Garland. 4 p.m. $33-$63. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
Sushi, Sake & Sukkah Building
Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with the Gold Coast Pirate Faire. Enjoy music, costume contests, live entertainment, pirate food, vendors, games and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $16 (adults), $14 (seniors), $8 (children). Lake Casitas (off highway 150), Ojai. goldcoastfestivals.com/ojaipirate.html.
all Home & Garden Show
See the latest in trends, tips and techniques for turning your house from drab to fab. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 (general), free (children 12 and younger). Anacapa Hall and San Miguel Hall, Ventura County Fairgrounds, corner of Harbor and Figueroa, Ventura. (805) 641-1126. venturacountyfair.org.
Tuesday, September 21
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation welcomes Ben Stein — actor, Emmy-winning game-show host, financial commentator, lawyer and speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. 6 p.m. $45 (per person, includes dinner). Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. To reserve seats: reaganfoundation.org/cpa or (805) 522-2977. reaganlibrary.com.
Wednesday, September 22
Brandeis Conejo Valley Membership Luncheon
Rob Eshman, editor-in-chief of TRIBE magazine and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, will be the featured guest speaker during the Conejo Valley Chapter’s annual Luncheon and Boutique. 10 a.m. $65. The Hyatt Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. $65. RSVP (818) 991-2667.brandeisconejo.org.
Sunday, September 26
“70 Girls 70”
Laugh and sing with the residents of a retirement hotel who become shoplifters in order to buy their building before it is sold to developers. Based on the 1958 play “Breath of Spring,” with a honky-tonk vaudeville score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. 3 p.m. $36. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
Tuesday, September 28
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, the Sol & Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, will lead a discussion with University Women: “Are the Chosen People Held to a Higher Ethical Standard?” 9:45 a.m. $18 (nonmembers), free (members). Berg Dining Room, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-1279. wcce.ajula.edu.
HIGH HOLY DAYS
The following is a small sample of High Holy Day services. For more information on other High Holy Day and Tashlich services, visit our Congregation Directory at jewishjournal.com/congregations.
Services and study sessions open to all. “Youth Shul” children’s program and meals available. $100 (Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur), $150 (both). Sponsored by Chabad of the Conejo. Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. (818) 991-0991. RSVP online at chabadconejo.com.
Egalitarian services for community members and students. $125 (community members, covers all services), free (students and those younger than 18). Sponsored by Hillel 818, comprising CSUN Hillel and Pierce and Valley colleges. CSUN Hillel, 17729 Plummer St., Northridge. (818) 887-5101. csunhillel.org.
Join Jews in their 20s and 30s for RH2 - The Game, an alternative second-day service, on Sept. 10. Everyone in attendance will be able to compete for prizes, as a game of trivia is interspersed with guitar-accompanied prayer. Free (members 21-39), $18 (ticketholders from other synagogues); $50 (all services). 11:30 a.m. Adat Ari El David Familian Chapel, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. valleyruach.org.
Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue, Thursday, Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m. Westward Beach, Westward Beach Road, Malibu.
The New Shul of the Conejo, Thursday, Sept. 9. 4:30 p.m. Paramount Ranch Picnic Area and Bridge, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills.
Temple Adat Elohim, Thursday, Sept. 9. 4:30 p.m. Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park.
Congregation Or Ami, Sept. 9.5 p.m. Paradise Cove, Malibu.
Temple Ahavat Shalom. Saturday, Sept. 11. 11 a.m. Lake Balboa Park, 6300 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys.
Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Sunday, Sept. 12. 10 a.m. Malibu Beach.