Events by Ana Baker
Oct. 1 & 2: There will be photographs, sculptures and paintings for sale featuring the birds of the Ojai Raptor Center. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the center. A few of the Raptor Center’s majestic ambassador birds will also be present. Thursday, October 1st, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.: For Reception/Opening. $10 at the door, artist Jennifer MaHarry will be in attendance, and refreshments available. Friday, October 2nd, between 6p.m. and 9 p.m.: First Friday at Bell Arts
Bell Arts Ventura at 432 N Ventura Ave. The Ojai Raptor Center is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center that specializes in birds of prey.
Oct. 3: You are warmly invited to enjoy the buoyant and virtuosic art of jazz guitarist Graham Dechter and bassoonist Nick Akdag at 5 pm. Graham, who plays regularly with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra as well as Michael Bublé, will offer a selection of spirituals and other meditative works. Dovetailing with Graham’s style, Nick will intersperse movements by Bach and Vivaldi, Helen Farson is on piano. Admission is always free. Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church. 6300 Telephone Rd. 641.9646.or 805.642.5387 for more information.
Oct.3: Ventura Elks Lodge, #1430 will hold a Casino Night on Saturday, at the Ventura Lodge on
2126 Knoll Drive. A donation of $60 includes Bar-B-Que Tri- Tip sandwich meal, and game chips. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Game chip pick up is at 6:45 p.m. and game starts at 7 p.m. Non players may purchase dinner for $12.00. The proceeds from the event will benefit the various charities the Elks support.
Oct. 4: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. accompanied by period music in the parlor and upstairs library landing. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets. For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Oct. 4: The 2015 Cougar Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the San Buenaventura Golf Course in Ventura. The day will include 18 rounds of golf including green fees, cart and lunch. There will also be dinner, prizes and a raffle. Sponsorships are available at all levels of participation. Golf and dinner is $150. For golf tournament details and entry form visit www.cougargolfclassic.org or contact Dan or Ann Larson at 558-2520.
Oct 5: Ventura Audubon Society’s Field Trip starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Ventura Settling Ponds. Leader: Linda Easter 482-7537. The Settling Ponds at the Ventura Harbor is a reliable place to find over-wintering ducks and geese. Target birds will include: Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Red-breasted Merganser, Sora and Common Gallinule.
Oct. 5: The Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club is presenting Bonnie Bowden singing with the Dick Parent Trio. Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy for her version of “Indian Summer” with Johnny Vana’s big band. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and includes food. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. RSVP Rick Peterson 415-8842.
Oct. 6: Ventura Retired Men’s Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive. Major Andrew Miller, Air National Guard, Pt. Magu, will speak about C-130 aircraft roles and services. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information on VRMG and its future events, please visit http://www.VenturaRetiredMen.org/fp.html , call Gene Wink at 647-2513, or email info@VenturaRetiredMen.org
Oct. 6: On Tuesday, from 5 – 9 p.m., Poinsettia Pavilion, “The Venue with a View”, will host their last monthly Foothill Food Truck Fest of 2015. The event will include gourmet food options served up by ten or more food trucks, beer by Surf Brewery, wine by Four Brix Winery, margaritas and live music provided this month by the Pier 101 Band. Proceeds from the free monthly event help fund much needed capital improvement projects at the non-profit event center. In business since 1957, the facility is one of the oldest public venues in Ventura. For more information, call 648-1143.
Oct. 7: The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club monthly meeting is from 9:30 a.m. to 11a.m. (BCNN ) is a group of active women of all ages who live in Ventura, Oxnard, or Port Hueneme and enjoy activities such as hiking, bridge, dining, wine outings, reading, mah jong, cooking etc.
Meeting will take place at the Ventura Museum Pavilion located at 100 E. Main Street. No charge for meeting and no reservation is required. Coffee or Tea is available at a nominal charge of $1.00.
Kate Nash Owner of Cosmotion-The Joy of Movement – Dancing through Life
bcnnwomensclub.org, 647-8105 or 985-8085
Oct. 8 & 13: Spice-Topia will be hosting cooking classes by Chef Amy Tyrrell of Morsels as You Wish. Each class fee is $35 and includes a complete recipe book and sampling of all dishes on that evening’s menu. Thursday, Oct. 8 is October Fest! Main dish beer beef stew. Oct. 13 will be Vegetarian Vagaries- Main dish roasted poblano & onion quesadillas from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 576 E. Main St. 628-3267. Main dish plus much more. Go to spice-topia.com for the entire menu.
Oct. 8: The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network (VCPWN), is hosting a Networking Dinner Meeting on October 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:1 5p.m. Guest speaker for the evening will be The City Center. Since October is Domestic Violence awareness month, they will have survivors, counselors and law enforcement educating us about “Taking the punch out of Domestic Violence.” The Wedgewood Banquet Center at 5880 Olivas Park Drive, will provide a fun environment for business networking, good food and new friendships. The cost for the evening is $33 and can be paid at www.vcpwn.org/dinner-meeting, or at the door. For more information about the event or to register log on to www.vcpwn.org.
Oct. 9: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution October luncheon meeting will feature the program” Surprising Discoveries in Revolutionary War Research”, presented by Ward White. Event will begin at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant,. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. The cost for lunch is $20 per person, and includes a slice of Marie Callender’s pie. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, please call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. Please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
Oct, 10: Bingo night to benefit local organizations. The Charitable Foundation, a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Ventura agent supported non-profit is holding their 2nd Annual Bingo Extravaganza to benefit local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment. Enjoy a night of bingo, food and drinks, raffle, silent auction featuring astounding prizes, and more! The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura located at 5654 Ralston St. Contact Mark Ouchi for additional information at 256-0933 or email@example.com.
Oct. 10: Thousands of free stamps along with “basic training” for stamp collectors will be offered at the 25th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood St.
The free event is sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club. The Youth Stamp Fair offers a “swag bag” to everyone who attends, free stamps, several work stations where stamp collecting techniques are explained and more. The stamps are free for those up to age 18 and 5 cents each for those above 18.
The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road. Visitors are always welcome. The Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club meets every Monday during the lunch hour and is open only to Anacapa students.
Oct. 10: The Ventura Beginners PC Users Group will meet Saturday, October 10th in the third floor lounge of the Cypress Place Independent Senior Living Center, 1220 Cypress Place, from 9:15 a.m. to noon. The workshop topic is Mail Merge. At 11:00 Dustin Dugger and Danica Chavez will discuss Windows 10 and security. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about computer problems for beginners and intermediates. Everyone who would like to know more about their computer is welcome to attend. For more information call 648-1368.
Oct 10: Ventura Audubon Society’s Work Day starts at 8a.m. Hedrick Ranch Nature Area. Leader: Sandy Hedrick 340-0478. Arrive at 8a.m. for self-guided birding which usually yields some interesting birds. Work from 9 a.m. to noon. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required. Bring water, gloves & sun protection. Call Sandy for directions. Even a little rain can make the road impassible; if in doubt, call Sandy to check road conditions.