Family Events in the Ventura & LA Counties

Yeah, we know it’s not really summer anymore… but it sure feels like it still! Beat the heat with our fun, cheap (mostly free!) ideas for things to do! Click on the image below to download a printable, clickable calendar of all the events happening in the Ventura and Los Angeles counties during the month of September. Whether you bring the whole family or plan a date night, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at any one of these events!


September 2017

Aug. 30 Press Release

NextHome Element Realty Announces August News & “Giving Back” Initiative

Starting with Camp Helping Hands


Simi Valley, CA – August 30, 2017 – I first met Meredith and her family at Cheerforce in Simi Valley. Our daughters have all been involved in competitive cheer from a young age- and it was through this connection that I helped her sell her home in Thousand Oaks. Since then, in our many travels with cheer, she has introduced me to her passion- Camp Helping Hands. (To read this press release in PDF version, click here).


Our families have known each other for years now- and this year, I decided to establish my own real estate brokerage; and I knew I wanted to make a difference. As a father and a family man, I have always felt that children hold the power to change the world. Camp Helping Hands provided me with the perfect opportunity to contribute to the community by enabling our youth to experience the rewarding work of volunteering.


Just doing community service is one thing- but what CHH does is so much more. Instead of just mindlessly completing tasks, these children have the opportunity to learn about the source of the world’s problems and develop problem solving skills that are paramount in today’s world and critical to our future. In a time when compassion is one of the most important traits our children can possess, CHH utilizes the themes of earth, people, and animals to foster universal kindness in every child who attends. It is truly a life-changing experience for these children and their families- and I can’t say enough how much I whole-heartedly support this cause.


Working alongside Meredith, NextHome Element Realty intends to donate a portion of every home sale from CHH clients back into the organization to help provide assistance to families who might not have been able to afford the camp otherwise. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make such a positive difference in our community- and challenge other NextHome brokerages to do the same as Camp Helping Hands expands across the nation. I truly believe that in this era plagued by entitlement, Camp Helping Hands is just what the doctor ordered.



For more information:

Monica Montanari

(818) 237-9426

Ventura County Events- August 2017

Well, as the summer draws to a close, it’s time to cram in a few fun activities before school starts, and/or take some time for yourself to pursue one of your interests.

Below is the PDF for our August 2017 Calendar of Events in the Ventura County- including Simi Valley, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Calabasas, and more.

Simply click the image below to expand it to a clickable PDF that will give you more information on each event!


August 2017