Take a garden tour

The Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Federated will present its 18th annual Simi Valley Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., May 7 at six private local homes.

The tour is a self-guided stroll through flowers, plants and landscapes, which participants can view at their own pace and in any order. Each garden offers something special, such as a native landscape, a waterscape or an organic vegetable garden.

One home in a gated community features a waterfall. Another home has an outdoor kitchen and expansive bar.

The gardens are designed with varieties of plants, flagstone walking paths, pergolas and drought-resistant plants.

Visitors can stop by the club’s plant sale to make purchases in time for Mother’s Day.

The garden tour is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Simi Valley/Moorpark Republican Women Federated, with proceeds benefiting the education and scholarship fund and the club’s donations to For The Troops.

The tour will take place rain or shine. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and no heels. Strollers are not permitted.

Advance tickets are $18. After May 1, tickets will be $20.

For tickets, go to or send a check payable to SVMRWF to SVMRWF, P.O. Box 1484, Simi Valley, CA 93063.

For more information, call Nancy at (805) 491-3363 or Dina at (805) 520-0527.

Police fundraiser

The Feed the Fuzz fundraiser will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Sat., April 8 at Pizzscotti Trattoria Bakery and Bar, 1555 Town Center Way, Simi Valley.

The restaurant is at the east end of the mall, Macy Men’s side, behind Jamba Juice.

This event to celebrate active police officers and honor the fallen will benefit the LAPD Mission Station, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Simi Valley Police and Moorpark CHP.

The evening will feature DJ Josiah of Bouquet Sounds, a silent auction, an Italian buffet and pastry bar, and appearances by comedians Frank Castellanos, Richy Lies and Amir Khalil.

The cost is $60 per couple or $35 advance reservation per person; $40 at the door.

Go to to purchase tickets.

Eggstravaganza at the animal shelter

Ventura County Animal Services will hold the seventh annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 8 at the Camarillo Animal Shelter, 600 Aviation Drive.

The event will have fees waived for dog and cat adoptions for pets 8 months and older.

Activities include Easter egg hunts, face painting, henna tattoos, food trucks, music, kids’ crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny, animal encounters, raffle prizes and games.

Guests should leave personal pets at home.

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