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APRIL 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
SAVE THE DATE: 20TH ANNUAL FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN MAY
LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
JOIN US AT THE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO
THE BUNNY TRAIL - JUNIOR EGG HUNT
CALABINGO!
SPRINGTIME AT THE ADOBE
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
  CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - APRIL UPDATES
OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 2017 1 - E-Waste Collection

6 - Mary Sue Maurer Mayoral Luncheon

6 - 
CERT Training

8 - Springtime at the Adobe

12 - City Council Meeting (To Be Determined)

15 - E-Waste Collection

15 - Earth Day Festival

15 - Bunny Trail Jr. Egg Hunt

16 - Calabasas Library Closed

26 - City Council Meeting


29 - Arbor Day Celebration


30 - Rotary Club of Calabasas CalaBINGO
May 2017 6 - E-Waste Collection

6 - 20th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

7 - 20th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

9 - City of Calabasas Night at Dodger Stadium

10 - City Council Meeting (
Cancelled)

13 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - Just Get Sleep - Community Mattress Drive

20 - E-Waste Collection


24 - City Council Meeting

29 - Memorial Day (City Hall Closed)


NOTIFICATION OF THE CANWOOD STREET CLOSURE AND TEMPORARY ACCESS ROAD - EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 3

 


MARY SUE MAURER

MAYORAL LUNCHEON
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
11:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.
CALABASAS COUNTRY CLUB

 


MALIBU CANYON POLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT INFORMATION

 

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SAVE THE DATE: 20TH ANNUAL FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN MAY

Come out to the 20th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival to admire beautiful art pieces, listen to music and enjoy delicious food! The Festival returns on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. 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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LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL

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Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html for a complete list of all Library events throughout the year.

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

The City of Calabasas will host an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until noon, at Headwaters Corner. Headwaters Corner is located at 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 (Intersection of Mulholland Highway). The event is free and residents are welcome to come out and get involved in helping to create a beautiful and healthy environment in Calabasas.

For more information about the Arbor Day Celebration, please contact Alex Farassati at (818) 224-1680 or afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO

The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Rd. (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road) in Calabasas. Over fifty exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County and Ventura County will be participating in the event to help attendees take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun.

Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo was created to be a day of education, celebration, and action for the natural world in which we live. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo sets a clear example for people and businesses how simple lifestyle changes can make a difference.

For more information or to become an exhibitor at this event, please contact Alex Farassati at (818) 224-1680 or at afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com
 

THE BUNNY TRAIL - JUNIOR EGG HUNT

No more dashing for eggs! On Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, your youngsters (ages 8 and under) will slowly make their way around De Anza’s “bunny trail” while enjoying face painting and crafts, a petting zoo and time with the Easter Bunny! Eggs will be hidden along the trail and everyone takes home a treat.

Pre-purchase tickets in person at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. The cost is $3 per child and only cash or check will be accepted. There are limited tickets available and there will be no on-site ticket sales, so stop by today to pick yours up!

CALABINGO!

The Rotary Club of Calabasas invites you to CalaBINGO on Sunday, April 30 at Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas). Join the community for a fun-filled afternoon of bingo, raffle prizes, and more! Doors open at noon and the games begin at 1:00 p.m. Sign up now to take advantage of the $40 Early Bird Pre-Registration Special! Pre-registration includes a 6-card bingo, dauber and lunch. Visit www.calabingo.com or contact Lucy Martin at (818) 970-1199 to sign up. Space is limited and the price goes up to $45 if paying at the door. Proceeds will benefit community projects and rotary.

SPRINGTIME AT THE ADOBE

Spend a Spring Saturday at Leonis Adobe ranch and museum! On April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., visitors can see and feed the baby animals, hunt for eggs at 2:00 p.m., take photos looking for colorful hidden eggs, enjoy live music by Craig Newton and make some holiday crafts. Leonis Adobe is located at Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Member admission is free while non-members are $6 per person. There is free admission for children under 2 years old. For more information contact (818) 222-6511 or visit www.leonisadobemuseum.org

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships ($1,000 to $3,000) for high school students entering college or university in an engineering/public works related major from any high school located within the APWA Ventura Chapter membership region. The region includes cities of Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Calabasas, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westlake Village, and County unincorporated areas.

Applicants must be a 12th grade student and/or graduating high school in the spring or summer of 2017, and who will be attending college or university in the fall of 2017, and will be pursuing studies in a public works related field of study. Examples of public works related fields of study are as follows:

  • Civil or Structural Engineering

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • Traffic/Transportation Engineering

  • Geology or Geotechnical Engineering

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Sanitary Engineering

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Public Administration

  • Construction Management

  • Architectural Sciences

  • Land Surveying

  • Urban Planning

  • Public Management

  • Geography

Please note that not all engineering majors are related to public works (i.e. biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, and marine engineering). The selection of the scholarships will be based on the academic achievements of the student and his/her expressed interest to pursue a career in a public works related field. To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, the applicant must complete and submit the application form posted on http://ventura.apwa.net/MenuHomepage/1066/Scholarships and other required documents listed in page 2 of the application. The Scholarship Committee sincerely requests that the applicant’s counselor or teacher review the scholarship application before submitting them. Applicants must complete the application online and mail the print out to:

City of Calabasas Public Works Department
c/o Dr. Alex Farassati
APWA Scholarship Committee
100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302

CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - APRIL UPDATES

Save the Date - All senior men and women are welcome to join the Savvy Seniors Cinco De Mayo celebration on Friday, May 5 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. A live Mariachi Band will entertain as we dine on an authentic Mexican buffet lunch. The fee is $25 and you can register in person at the Calabasas Senior Center or online using ActiveNet: CODE 0505.201. Don’t miss out on this festive gathering. For more information, call (818) 224-1777.

The successful Tech Help program is being expanded. Tech Help is now available weekly on Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Calabasas Senior Center, 100 Civic Center Way, behind City Hall and the Calabasas Library. The Sunday program, held at the Calabasas Library from noon to 2:00 p.m. will continue as always. High school students earning community service hours will be available at both locations to assist seniors who want to learn more about their cell phones, tablets, computers, Facebook, Twitter, and various apps on their devices. Bring your electronic devices and your questions and learn from the skilled teens in our community.
We look forward to seeing you during the first week of April when many of the Spring classes begin.

For more information or to learn more about the programs offered at the Calabasas Senior Center, call (818) 224-1777 or visit www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

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.

Saturday, April 1 @ 9:00 a.m. - Juan Bautista de Anza Park - Calabasas Blue Restoration
Help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista De Anza Park in Calabasas. Native grasses including purple needlegrass and creeping wild rye and flowering perennials and shrubs will be planted by volunteers under supervision by MRT tech crew from 9am-12pm. Please arrive by 8:45am and look for our group on the west side of the park. Parking is limited to street side spaces to avoid impacting parking for park visitors. Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 3 hours

Saturday, April 8 @ 9:00 a.m. - Newbury Park - Potrero Creek Restoration.
Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help maintain our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to maintain the land by removing invasive plants, mulching, and watering. We are working to return this critical habitat back to the oak woodland it once was after years of ranching and farming. The natives you will be maintaining include Coast Live Oak, Valley Oak, Western Sycamore, and supporting vegetation in a riparian flood plain, alongside Potrero Creek. Meet at W. Potrero Rd. and Briar Ave. Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 3 hours

Saturday, April 22 @ 9:00 a.m. - Tapia Park - Habitat Restoration – Crayfish Removal Open House.
Join us at our 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. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 2 hours

Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Bark Park Calabasas - Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs
Do you and your pet enjoy hiking? Do you live in a rural area or near a canyon? These areas are also home to poisonous snakes that bite about 15,000 dogs each year and can attack year-round in southern California. Bites can be fatal and treatment can cost thousands of dollars. Your dog could be saved from unnecessary suffering by completing this training session. Please visit our website at www.mountainstrust.org to register each of your dogs. $75 per dog.

Saturday, April 29 @ 9:00 a.m. - A.E. Wright Middle School - Habitat Restoration – Crayfish Removal Open House.
Join us at our 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. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 2 hours

Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon - Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas - Arbor Day Celebration in conjunction with the City of Calabasas
Join us at Headwaters Corner to celebrate the value, lore, and beauty of trees. Learn about our native trees and their resilience to fire and drought. Participate in tree planting and milkweed planting (think monarch butterflies). Join us at 11:30 AM for official tree planting ceremony. For more information see www.cityofcalabasas.com or mrt@mountainstrust.org

Sunday, April 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Bark Park Calabasas - Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs
Do you and your pet enjoy hiking? Do you live in a rural area or near a canyon? These areas are also home to poisonous snakes that bite about 15,000 dogs each year and can attack year-round in southern California. Bites can be fatal and treatment can cost thousands of dollars. Your dog could be saved from unnecessary suffering by completing this training session. Please visit our website at www.mountainstrust.org to register each of your dogs. $75 per dog.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (April 1, 2017), 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 (April 15, 2017) 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.

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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 Trish Shaheen at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

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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
City News
City Spotlight
Library Bound
Library Specials
Preview, Eye on the Arts
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
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:
PREVIEW, EYE ON THE ARTS: 18TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

In anticipation of the 20th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival (May 6 & 7, 2017), we take a look back at the Festival in 2015.

On this episode, host Laureen Morick, chair of the Calabasas Arts Council, takes a stroll through the 18th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

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.

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