QUESTION:  In the past the Goebel Center has offered two Sunday afternoon events – the History Comes Alive Series and the Music Comes Alive Series.  Do you know if these programs will be offered this coming season?

  ANSWER:  Yes, both of these very popular programs will be available for the 2018-2019 calendar.

   History Comes Alive will open the 2018-2019 series on Sunday August 19th with Gene Perret who will share his stories of working with Phyllis Diller and Bob Hope.  He will also talk about his travels around the world with Bob Hope.

  The next in the series will be on Sunday November 18th.  The SoCal Sisters Swing will present both a historical and musical tribute to the Andrew Sisters.

  On February 17th Jacqueline Berger will enlighten the audience with “A Historical View of American’s Famous and Important First Ladies.”

  The 2018-2019 History Comes Alive series will conclude on Sunday May 19th  with Modenia Kramer inviting the audience to a “1910 Suffrage Meeting with Activist  Dolly Gray”.

  This series sounds like another good year of entertainment – with something for everyone – humor, music, a peek at the famous and history.  All sessions are from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

  The 2018-2019 Music Comes Alive series will open on Sunday, September 16th with a Neil Diamond Tribute  – “The Neil Affair”.  This tribute will knock you out of your seats as you listen to all of Neil Diamond’s famous hits.  However,I have been told this event has already been sold out.

  The series will continue on Sunday December 9th with the “Elvis Christmas Show.”  Raymond Michae, a world known Elvis impersonator, and his Blue Christmas show will put you in the holiday spirit early.

  The Beatles & Beyond will perform on Sunday March 17th and you will be entertained with the Beatles top hits and John’s and Paul’s single hits too.

   The Music Comes Alive Series will close on Sunday June 23rd with Ronny & the Classics entertaining the audience with oldies but goodies from the great 50’s, 60’s and beyond.

  Enjoy another great series with music for everyone.  What could be better than Neil Diamond, Elvis, the Beatles and music from the 50’s and 60’s.  All sessions are from 3:00 to 4:30 pm except the Elvis Christmas Show which is from, 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

  Tickets for both series are currently on sale at Goebel’s front desk.  Tickets are $5.00 per show.  For more information call Goebel at (805) 381-2744.



  TUESDAY – July 31 – 1:30 to 2:30 pm – Presentation – “The Importance of Lung Cancer Screening” – Dr. Ashim Arors, a board-certified pulmonologist will discuss the advantages of lung cancer screening by a low dose CT-scan – at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley.  The presentation is free but seats are  limited; reservations can be made at (805) 583-6363.

  FRIDAY – August 10 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm – AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  Reservations can be made at (805) 381-2744.

  TUESDAY – August 21 – 1:30 to 3:00 pm – Seminar – “Will You Pass Your Next Driving Test?” – at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Avenue in Moorpark.  Reservations can be made at (805) 517-6261.

  SATURDAY – August 25 – 5:00 pm – Hawaiian Summer Luau – at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.  Tickets are $20 per person and go on sale July 25 – for more information call (805) 381-2744.

  AUGUST – Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association diabetes classes – Wednesday August 1 10:30 am to noon at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi; 2:30 to 4:00 pm at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley Street and Tuesday August 7 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm at Livingston Memorial Community Room, 1976 Eastman Avenue in Ventura.  For information call (805) 642-0239.  No registration needed.


  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, CA 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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