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Randy Strong
Tropical Daze Organizer

Diane Rumbaugh
Rumbaugh Public Relations

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2011

                Kid Fun at Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival in Thousand Oaks

        THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF.--Plenty of kid-friendly activities are planned for the third annual
Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival set for Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at the Thousand
Oaks Community Park (next to Thousand High School) on Moorpark Road.

        For the second year, EARTHS (Environmental Academy for Research Technology of Earth
Sciences) Magnet School in Newbury Park will host 10 free science experiment stations. Each station will
contain a separate experiment designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

          Also back for a second year are exotic birds, including macaws, cockatoos, parakeets,
Kookaburras, cockatiels, soft bills and peacocks. Families can have their pictures taken with the birds and
learn about these exotic animals from James Krembs, co-owner of The Bird Experience
( and known as the "Bird Man of Simi Valley."

         The Zootopia ( booth will give kids a chance to see small animals (i.e.,
tarantula, bearded dragon, king snake, Russian turtle) up close. Create Studio ( will
offer kids a chance to create hands-on art projects. Tutor Time ( is presenting
story times twice a day with teachers dressed as the Little Mermaid on Saturday and the Cat in the Hat on
Sunday. Conejo Valley Recreation and Park District (CRPD) will have its own area of fun activities for

        The First 5/Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning ( activity area features
bubbles, hula-hoops and climbing area especially designed for the preschool set. All proceeds from
Tropical Daze will benefit Neighborhood for Learning and its efforts to prepare children ages 0 to five for
school and encourage family involvement. It offers child and parenting classes at six sites throughout the
Conejo Valley.

        "Tropical Daze is a great place to bring the whole family," says Randy Strong, Tropical Daze co-
organizer and a partner with Associate Marketers. "The live entertainment, food, activities, tropical-
themed booths and laid back atmosphere will make it a perfect California summer weekend."

      Tropical Daze is presented in collaboration with the Conejo Recreation & Park District, the City of
Thousand Oaks and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.

         Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., both days. For more information, visit or go to,

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