March 22, 2012

Upcoming RS Activities

Upcoming RS Activities

*March 29th: Mini Lecture Series 7pm @ Diana Vogels
Learn how to write your own book by Dawn Mena
(bring anything you have questions about)

*April 5th: Renegade Lunch @ Camille’s (MPK) 11:30

*April 14th: Family Hike @ Sycamore Canyon 10am
Stroller friendly, bring a sack lunch!!

*April 19th: “Sew What?” sewing group @ church 10-12
Friendship Quilt

*May 3rd: Renegade Lunch @ Toppers 11:30am

*May 10th:Homemaking Meeting………………………..
No place like Home
6pm @ church
light dinner will be served, followed by

1.Cleaning and home remedies by Tracy Bowers, then: lots of fun retro crafts for the modern gal,including…….
2. aprons(if you are going to be in the kitchen, you might as well be as hot as the food!)
3.message boards & tablerunners (amazingly, with burlap!)
4.fabric/metal cuffs (so easy and cute, in designer fabric)
5. turn everyday vessels into vases(from trash to treasure!).
Look for the display and sign-up table.

*Questions regarding activities? Contact Jen Anderson
@ 492-3987 or email:

January 15, 2012

Valentine dinner party!

Feb. 10 @ church
6:30 dinner
Romantic songs lip sync
Adults only

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December 04, 2011

Book Club Meeting

Hi Ladies!

Reminder of Book Club Tuesday night at 7:30 at Mary Jo Stegeby's. Contact her at e-mail address listed in the post below for any questions. Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol."
Come join us!

October 31, 2011

RS Sisters Activities

R.S.Weekly Activities
1st Wed: Renegade Lunching, new locations posted weekly! Contact Lana Bluth for detail
*This week meet at 11:30, Sharkeys

2nd Thurs: Up All Night Book Club, list posted weekly! Contact Mary Jo Stegeby

3rd Thurs: Women Unglued! For women who love to Jennifer Anderson

4th Thurs: Eternally Learning lecture series, expanding our pitifully narrow horizons!

Saturday Activities: Nature Lovers, Hiking in the Conejo with our families… contact Rachael Knowles

Ward Christmas Party

To bring in the Holiday Season…
TO 3RD WARD presents
…an old fashioned…..
1600 Erbes Road
December 2, 2011
Homemade Cookies & Bruschetta Bar
And, of course……
Santa Claus

September 27, 2011


Hope to see you and hang out on Thurs, If not, you'll be missed!!
We will be at the church at 6:00, eating, talking, laughing, making 72 hour kits, more talking, exchanging our old treasures, more laughing, making decorative felt wreaths, more talking, and ending with a gourmet dessert, which would be more eating, talking, etc. If you have any questions, call someone in the presidency, or Lana Bluth. See you on THURSDAY!

September 22, 2011


The Stake is beginning to work on a special program for Christmas.

Stake Christmas Production: “Finding Christmas” will be the 2011 Stake Christmas Production. First meeting of singers, actors, dancers, and musicians will be October 16th, 6:30pm, Stake Chapel. All interested adults, youth and senior primary (with parents) should attend this orientation meeting to receive details.

August 10, 2011

Housing in the 3rd Ward

There are lots of families moving into our area and they call the Bishop (but get me) for information about the local housing market. We'd love to have every one of them move to the 3rd Ward! I've told them that we would start posting information here about available properties.

So, Sisters, here's your chance to let others know what you love about your neighborhood! If you'd like to have some nice new LDS neighbors, submit info on homes for either sale or rent in your neighborhood to me, and I'll post it here. thanks!! Leslie ( 805 493-0073 OR

Last Sunday, after getting out of church early again, Chelsea and I went for a drive to see what we could find. We started at our house, and found so much that we didn't go past the church. So those of you who live south of the church, east of me, or north of the Cooley's - let me know what's available near you!!
We took a photo of each house, but to save space, I'm not going to post all of those. If you are interested in something, contact me (email above) and I'll email the photo to you.

This group goes to Lang Ranch elementary, Los Cerritos MS and Westlake HS

Meadowwood (This is my neighborhood. These homes all have indoor laundry. approx 15 years old.)
RENTAL 2302 Laurelwood Dr 3 bed 2 bath, view, spa and gazebo $3,000/month. Call 805 300-8552
2555 Rutland (it looks like the same model as the listing above) this is at the end of a cul-de-sac. Avery Team 818 601-1991
2832 Irongate 4 bed 3 bath (plus loft unless they've turned it into a 5th BR) approx 2600 sq ft. 2 story. flag lot. POOL. Niki and Dionne 805 427-0451

There's a house on Parkview with no info, we'll check again later.

Symphony (approx 25 years old. Neighborhood pool, bb court and playground. Lang Ranch Elem)
2484 Ridgebrook (no info avail) quiet street 805 376-2999

2757 Rikkard no info available. Andrea Jacobs 818 606-7315
2937 Rikkard no info available (directly across the street from the Bowers!!) 805 890-7653

2038 Brookfield: no info, but it looked large and nice! Mary Norling-Christensen 805 907-3060

Tamara (across Erbes from Vons)
2207 Scenicpark. $519,000 4BR, 2.5 ba, 1978 sq ft, indoor laundry, 2 story, 2 car garage, POOL and spa Phyllis 805 304-3016
2264 Hollowpark. no info. end of cul-de-sac Colette Thiel 805 501-4872 (this is the house in the photo at top)

also: Oakbrook Townhomes ( 2 or 3 BR, 1 or 2 story, have washer-dryer hook-ups, neighborhhood pool)

Ladera elem., Los Cerritos MS, WHS
Old Meadows (El Monte area north of Janss). **this neighborhood might be eligible for MATES**
2141 El Monte no info. needs some work... Jim White 661 263-6140
1954 Havenwood Dr. no info posted, but... 4 or more BR, seller may be willing to RENT
805 660-8481
1933 Havenwood Dr. recent interior remodel. 4 BR 3 Ba (dual master), 3000+ sq ft, huge lot w/ greenhouse, 2 car garage + expanded driveway pkg. Buddy Gordon 805-796-0324
1604 Fremont For sale by owner, no info. listing ID22929039. call 925 768-0502 corner lot
1927 Meadowview no info. looks vacant? 805 370-3230

Joanne Johnson gave me this helpful school district link:
It's an alphabetical list of every street in the school district with the assigned K-12 schools. Thanks Joanne!!

July 31, 2011

Hooters in TO?

Here is a note from the Stake RS President to the sisters of our stake:
Follow-Up on Hooter’s Restaurant in City of Thousand Oaks:
After the Acorn’s recent article. I just spoke with John Shepherd, Planning Division Manager for the City of T.O. and he gave me the following information:
Hooter’s Restaurant has requested to lease the property on Moorpark Rd at the Janss Mall that was formerly occupied by Fuddruckers (which we already know). If you are opposed to this restaurant being in Thousand Oaks, there is still time to voice your opposition. They need to receive letters – either via USPS or email – before August 4th. Receiving letters of opposition triggers an Administrative Hearing; and, just for your future information, if an Administrative Hearing decision is appealed the project will be heard before the full Planning Commission which is open to the public.
Right at the moment it is important, if you oppose this project, that letters/emails be sent by Thursday, Aug 4. Whether by mail or email you need to include your full name(s) and address. The address is important because of the proximity in which we live to the location of the proposed restaurant – he said this give us greater opposition rights.
Address of City Hall is: 1200 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., 91362
Email address:
Phone: John Shepherd – 805-449-2323 ext 2345

July 23, 2011


The Stake is sponsoring a special time for the Relief Society Sisters to attend the temple and be with President and Sister Brimhall before they are released from the Temple Presidency Service. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The times are as follows:
Unendowed RS Sisters Baptism Session
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 4:30-6:30
Speaker: Sister Avis Brimhall
We encourage all to prepare family names for the session
Endowed RS Sisters Endowment Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Chapel Session: 5:45 , Speaker, Avis Brimhall
Endowment Session: 6:30

500 Dresses Service Project

Congratulations to all who helped with the Stake RS Service Proect held last week. The participation was excellent and it was so fun to visit with other sisters in the stake. We now have 240 finished dresses with another 175 in the hands of sisters who will complete them. Another thank you to the YW who came so willingly and helped with the children. Some even brought non-member friends! Many sisters said they could not have come without that generous help. Thanks so much for the donations of shirts and cloth and help for such a worthy project. The spirit there was phenomenal.

July 19, 2011

Upcoming Relief Society Lesson Sunday, July 24, 2001

April 2011 General Conference
“As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten”

D. Todd Christofferson
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

July 18, 2011

Pioneer Day Breakfast & Cub Scout Fundraiser Auction!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Scout auction! We are still looking for a few more donations so please contact Christy Sain if you have anything! Thanks again!

July 17, 2011


Hello Everyone - Just thought I'd put the word out that I'm looking for a gently used infant car seat and an umbrella stroller to take to Honduras when I go to meet my new grand baby. You can email me at Thanks!!

Posted by kathy to Thirds the Word at July 17, 2011 6:55 PM

July 01, 2011

June 29, 2011

Summer Beach Days

Hi everyone!
Anybody who is interested, Tuesday's will be TO3 beach days at Zuma Beach between lifeguard towers 11 and 12. Hope to see you there!

June 27, 2011

Pool day change....

Pool day will be at the Symphony pool today at 11 am. Sorry about the short notice!

June 26, 2011

Stake Relief Society Service Project

Plan to join your Stake Relief Society sisters at the
Thousand Oaks Stake Relief Society Service Day
“The 500 Dresses”
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
10:00am – 8:00pm
in the cultural hall of the Stake Center
We need cutters, pinners, gatherers, sewers, ironers and chatters to come make simple dresses to send to girls in Africa! 

Snacks and child care will be provided throughout the day so that all Thousand Oaks Stake Relief Society members, your friends, neighbors, and Laurels can come together to participate in this incredible opportunity to serve.  Every woman in the Stake is being asked to donate 2 colored (not white), NEW, unwashed T-shirts, sized 2T to Adult Medium for the bodice portion of the dress, and any fabric you might have in your stash that would be appropriate for the skirt portion of the dress. Fabric needs to be a minimum of 1/2 yard long, 44" wide, and longer is better (1-2 yards in length).  (We can get 3-4 skirts made in a 2 yard piece.)  Please use fabric you have in your stash, if available, but purchase new shirts.  You can find reasonably priced T-shirts at Michaels, JoAnn, Target, Walmart, etc., and you can use your coupons to get them 40-50% off those prices.  We will be collecting T-shirts and fabric in boxes located in your ward's Relief Society room the next three Sundays, June 26, July 3 and July 10 so we can match T-shirts with fabric and prep for the project.

We won't be able to complete 500 dresses without help from your friends and neighbors!  What a fun way to spend a day this summer.  Come for as long as you can or for just a short time.  Many hands make light work!  If you sew, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to bring your own machine or serger, but if you do not sew, there is plenty of ironing, pinning, cutting, etc. to keep you busy!

Questions?  Email Lana -
Hi ladies....this is my first time posting to a blog! I just wanted to put the word out that Saundra Englebrecht is in need of a washer and dryer. Please contact her by phone at (805)217-9562 or give me a call....thanks! Diana Vogel

Pool Days!

Everyone is invited to the first pool day of the summer!

Pool days!
Where: Verdigris Pool
When: every Monday during the summertime unless otherwise posted @ 11 am
questions? email Melissa -

Hope to see you there!

June 25, 2011

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