Civic Arts Plaza celebrates 20 years

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza celebrated its 20th anniversary on Oct. 25. The event held free performances all day for the community to enjoy. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEAP - Kara Covaleski (cq), 14, performs her routine, La Bayadere, during Pacific Festival Ballet's performance at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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LEAP – Kara Covaleski (cq), 14, performs her routine, La Bayadere, during Pacific Festival Ballet’s performance at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BALLET - Alexa Kernan, center, performs the dance, Sea Nymphs with members of the Pacific Festival Ballet during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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BALLET – Alexa Kernan, center, performs the dance, Sea Nymphs with members of the Pacific Festival Ballet during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BALLET - Talia Lebowitz performs the dance, Interior Landscape with members of the Pacific Festival Ballet during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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BALLET – Talia Lebowitz performs the dance, Interior Landscape with members of the Pacific Festival Ballet during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers JAZZ PERFORMANCE - Ilya Serov (cq) plays the trumpet with New West Symphony's Jazz Project during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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JAZZ PERFORMANCE – Ilya Serov (cq) plays the trumpet with New West Symphony’s Jazz Project during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers JAZZ PERFORMANCE - David Enos, left, on Bass, Ilya Serov on Trumpet and Greg Sadler on drums perform with New West Symphony's Jazz Project during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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JAZZ PERFORMANCE – David Enos, left, on Bass, Ilya Serov on Trumpet and Greg Sadler on drums perform with New West Symphony’s Jazz Project during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BUBBLE TIME - Charlie Luce, 10, of Thousand Oaks makes a large bubble using string and sticks at the Discovery Center Kids Zone during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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BUBBLE TIME – Charlie Luce, 10, of Thousand Oaks makes a large bubble using string and sticks at the Discovery Center Kids Zone during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LIGHT - Leo Swartzburg, 9, right, shows William Yi, 4, how to complete a circuit to make a light bulb turn on at the Discovery Center Kids Zone during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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LIGHT – Leo Swartzburg, 9, right, shows William Yi, 4, how to complete a circuit to make a light bulb turn on at the Discovery Center Kids Zone during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A birthday cake and cupcakes were made for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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A birthday cake and cupcakes were made for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers YOUNG MUSICIANS - Conductor Bill Benson leads the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra as they perform during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS – Conductor Bill Benson leads the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra as they perform during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 25.

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