Hoots and Song Circles


1st Tuesday
6:30 – 10:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Hoot – Newbury Park 91320, near Borchard and Michael. Desert potlock: 8:00 – 8:30, bring a desert to share.
Jan Sherman, (805) 498-7366, e-Mail: ThousandOaksHoot@songmakers.org


1st Wednesday
7:30 – 11:00 pm
Simi Valley Hoot – Call or check E-Chord/Bard Chord for location
Hosted by Don Newcomer or Marilyn Shevitz-Gregory, (805) 579-6416 e-Mail: SimiValleyHoot@songmakers.org


3rd Sunday
1:00 – 5:00 pm
East Valley Hoot – Van Nuys
Barbara Greenspan (818) 780-5979, e-Mail: EastValleyHoot@songmakers.org


4th Friday
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Ventura Bell Arts Hoot – Bell Arts Factory’s Community Room, 432 N Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA. If 101N, exit California St., right then left on E Thompson Blvd., right on S Ventura Ave. to 432. If 101S, exit Ventura Ave. to 432
Mark & Anne Wittlin, e-Mail: BellArtsHoot@songmakers.org


4th Sunday
5:00 – 9:00 pm
West LA Hoot – at the home of Marty Oaklander &
Mha Atma Khalsa, West Los Angeles. Please bring an item for the 7:00 potluck
Louise Dobbs, e-Mail: WestLaHoot@songmakers.org


4th Monday
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Camarillo Hoot – Camarillo Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobil Ave, Camarillo 93010. There is plenty of seating. There is a piano available. No food or snacks except what you bring yourself. From the 101 S, exit 53B toward CA-34/Lewis Rd, right onto Ventura Blvd., right onto Arneill Rd, left onto E Daily Dr. right onto Mobil Ave. to 340 on right. From 101 N, exit 53B toward CA-34/Lewis Rd., left onto E Daily Dr., right onto Mobil Ave. to 340 on right.
Laraine Hall & TJ Zeiler (805) 910-7565 e-Mail: CamarilloHoot@songmakers.org


5th Saturday
7:30 – 11:30 pm
Take the 5th Hoot – approximately every 3rd month. Home of Rich and Jo Lewis, Studio City. Please bring seating.


Current Hoot Guidelines

* Hoots are held eight times a month in locations from Orange County to Ventura County.  Song Circles are similar but are not bound by Songmakers Hoot policy guidelines as they are considered private parties. See the Hoots page for the schedule of current hoots and Song Circles.

Song Circles

2nd & 4th Monday
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Foster Library Ukulele Song Circle – E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura.
Songs selected from the “Daily Ukulele” books. All skill levels welcome!


2nd & 4th Tuesday
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Port Hueneme Song Circle – Hueneme Bay Clubhouse, 2600 Lido Blvd., Port Hueneme 93041. The clubhouse is located three blocks west of the Ventura Rd and Channel Islands Blvd. on the corner of Lido and Bay Blvd. Plenty of parking in front of the building.
Marty Capsuto, (818)321-2118
e-Mail: porthuenemesongcircle@songmakers.org


2nd Thursday
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Mission Oaks Song Circle – See Songmakers Directory or E-Chord/Bard Chord for location. Please bring seating (chair with rubber feet preferred). There is a piano available. Please contribute to the potluck break served at 8 pm, including desserts, healthy snacks, wine, cheese and other beverages.


2nd Sunday
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Topanga Song Circle – Topanga, Ca. See Songmakers Directory or E-Chord/Bard Chord for location. All acoustic.
Linnea Richards (818) 818-3004. E-Mail: TopangaSongCircle@songmakers.org


2nd Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Songwriting Song Circle (Nickname – Ouroboros Song Circle) – Canoga Park. Call or see Songmakers Directory or E-Chord/Bard Chord for location. This song circle will have an emphasis on songwriters wanting to try out new tunes and discussing the songwriting process. You don’t have to be a songwriter, just bring a song or two that inspires you.
Brad Elias (818) 998-8961. E-Mail: ouroboros@songmakers.org


4th Saturday
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Topanga Song Circle – Topanga, Ca. See Songmakers Directory or E-Chord/Bard Chord for location. All acoustic.
Linnea Richards (818) 818-3004. E-Mail: TopangaSongCircle@songmakers.org


3rd or 4th SundayThird Sunday of Feb or May, Fourth Sunday of other months (call to verify) Dark in June and December
3:00 – 8:30 pm
Costa Mesa Traditional Song Circle Jam – Near Newport Blvd. and 18th St in Costa Mesa
Debby & Terry Koken (949) 574-0333. E-Mail: dkoken@hmausa.com


3rd Tuesday
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Steve and Sandy’s Potluck & Song Circle – 4032 Defender Drive – Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Take the 101 to Liberty Canyon, cross Agoura Rd, and turn right onto Country Glen. The 2nd right turn will be Defender, and we are on the 1st block. Potluck at 6:00 PM – bring a dish to share, Music from 7:00 to 10:00PM. Please bring seating (folding chairs with rubber feet preferred). Five armless chairs available. RSVP requested.
Steve Berman & Sandy Lessner (310) 699-5755. E-Mail: AgouraHillsSongCircle@songmakers.org


3rd Wednesday
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Instrumental Music Song Circle
This is now an open Song Circle for all instruments led by Pat Cronin. Armless seating provided and all skill levels are welcome! Instrumental Music Store, 1501 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks 91362.
Store will be open to Songmakers for equipment, books and accessory purchases with special Songmakers discount.
RSVP on www.meetup.com/Songmakers-Ventura-County
Pat Cronin (805) 236-7958. E-Mail: pat@sympaticomusic.com


3rd Thursday
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Camarillo Song Circle – American Legion Hall, 7 Veterans Way, Camarillo 93010 (down and across from the old Catholic Church on Ventura Blvd in Old Town). There are drinks available for purchase so please do support our hosts in this small way! The Legion has now gone to volunteer attendants so we will “pass-the-hat” to show our appreciation for the use of this venue. www.meetup.com/Songmakers-Ventura-County
Flash Gordon (805) 341-6389 E-Mail: CamarilloSongCircle@songmakers.org


5th Sunday
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Month of Sundays Song Circle
The next scheduled circle is Sunday, April 29.

Stallion Meadows Clubhouse, 33105 Santiago Road, Acton, CA 93510. Food, beverages and chairs will be provided (no alcohol per clubhouse rules). DIRECTIONS: We may be closer than you think! From the San Fernando Valley, take the 405 North to the 5 North, then to the 14 North. Drive about 27 miles on the 14 to the Santiago Road exit. Right at the bottom of the ramp, then first right onto Stallion Meadows trail. The clubhouse is the first building on the left at the top of the drive.
Dana & Sally Charette (661) 269-0772 E-Mail: MonthOfSundaysSongcircle @songmakers.org


Every Thursday
1:00 pm
San Bernardino Sings Folk Songs
Garcia Center for the Arts, NW corner of “E” Street and 11th, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino 92410. No snacks, water OK. ALL ARE WELCOME! If you like folk songs, come join us as we enjoy singing together!
Joyce Seeger (909) 882-1372 E-Mail: Mjpseeger@earthlink.net