QUESTION: I recently heard about two programs that are offered at the Goebel Center – “History Comes Alive” and “Music Comes Alive.” Can you provide details?
ANSWER: Yes, I can. “First I would like to say these two wonderful events are very popular and an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The timing of 3:00 to 4:30 pm makes it possible to perhaps enjoy lunch with friends before attending or planning to have an early dinner out after the show.
The 2019-2020 schedule for this series is out and it looks like another varied and interesting year.
The first presentation of “History Comes Alive” is on Sunday August 18th and it is “Shaping the Conejo: A Local History Lesson!” Jeanette Bernard will examine the various forces that helped shape the development of the Conejo Valley.
The second presentation will be on Sunday November 17th when Connie Korenstein will conduct – “An Interview with Sharan Hale – the Godmother of Thanksgiving.” It will be very interesting to learn how Thanksgiving became a National Holiday.
Next on Sunday February 16th Dorothea Phelan will present a “Victorian Striptease” – where you will learn about Victorian clothing from the outside in.
The series will conclude on Sunday May 17th with Larry Janss telling about his adventures growing up during the early days of Thousand Oaks.
The first presentation of the “Music Comes Alive” series will be on Sunday September 15 when “Twisted Gypsy’s Visions of Fleetwood Mac” will provide you a chance to hear all your favorite Fleetwood Mac classics.
The next event will be on Sunday December 15th when the Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band will perform early American jazz tunes with some interesting narrative. It will be a good old fashioned toes tapping event.
Next up will be on Sunday March 15th with “Then Again – a Tribute to the Evenly Brothers.” This will give you a chance to sing along to your favorite tunes.
The final event for the 2019-2020 year will be on Sunday June 21 when the Eagles Experience will play another set of your favorite tunes such a Tequila, Sunrise and Hotel California.
Sounds like both programs have great programs for you to enjoy. But remember both programs are very popular so why not make your plans how. Tickets are $7.00 per event and currently on sale at Goebel’s front desk.
The events are held at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. All events are from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. For more information call (805) 381-2744.
I plan to attend – hope to see you there.
WEDNESDAY – August 14 – `12:30 to 2:30 pm – Support Group – Ventura Parkinson’s Disease – at Ventura City Hall’s Community Meeting Room #202, 501 Poli Street in Ventura. For more information call Patty at (805) 766-6070.
THURSDAY – August 22 – 4:00 to 5:30 pm – Presentation – “Burn Prevention for Seniors” –by Grossman Burn Center – will focus on 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns, fire safety, burn prevention, emergency burn treatment and first aid – at Senior Concerns Day Care Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. For reservations call (805) 497-0189.
Betty Berry is a senior advocate for Senior Concerns. The advocates are located at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 91362 or call (805) 495-6250 or e-mail (please include your telephone number. You are invited to submit questions on senior issues.

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