Events by Ana Baker
DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts two regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support groups in the County. The evening meeting takes place every Tuesday from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church located at 6950 Ralston Street in Room 301 of Building 300. Email DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 253-3289 for more information.
The daytime meeting is held from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at the New Visions Center in Ventura on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Turning Point Foundation’s New Vision Center is located at 1065 E. Main Street. Email DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 746-3106 for more information.
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45p.m. Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $9, non-members $11. Call 407-9971 for more information.
Oct. 13: Ventura Audubon Society presents “The Salmon Seekers, Coastal Bears of Alaska”. Ed MacKerrow will take on a photographic journey with the bears and other wildlife of Coastal Alaska. Salmon are the lifeblood of Alaska. Ed MacKerrow, Ph.D. is a scientist who researches complex adaptive social systems, a professional nature photographer, and a wilderness explorer. He serves on the boards of scientific societies and the Bosque Del Apache NWR. Program will be held at the Poinsettia Pavilion beginning at 7:30p.m.
Oct. 14: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 7p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. A professional photographer from the area will critique member’s prints and digital images. Each month a special topic is chosen which features some interesting aspect of photography. The topic Movement/Motion Blur. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. See the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Oct. 17: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1679 is sponsoring its Fall Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Post Home, 3801 Market St. Items for sale include household goods, arts and crafts, jewelry, tools, clothing and more. The Auxiliary will sell hamburgers and hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A bake sale starts at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the VFW’s programs assisting veterans and their families. For more information call 642-2674.
Oct 17: Ventura Audubon Society’s Field Trip starts at 8:30 a.m. Camino Real Park. Leaders: Linda Easter 482-7537 and Neil Ziegler 208-3149. Camino Real Park can be a potential gold mine of warblers and other migrating species in the fall. If you’re lucky, you might see a rarity such as a Blue-throated Gray Warbler, a Black-and-White Warbler, or perhaps even a Baltimore Oriole. Begin along Aurora Drive at the east end of the park and walk into the park.
Oct. 17: The Ventura Emblem Club #157 will hold their 4th Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, at the Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive. 9a.m. to 3p.m. Local and visiting artisans, jewelry designers and clothing designers, horticulturists and sculptress will be displaying their creations with other crafters. Tri Tip sandwiches and holiday delicacies will be available for sale. The Elks will be selling racks of ribs on a preordered only basis. Order requests and additional information is available at Elks Lodge at 642-1467 or 639-0303 or Lodge office. The proceeds from this annual boutique will be used for the charity and scholarship projects the Ventura Emblem Club.
Oct. 18: The Ventura Sports & Race Car Club is pleased to present, The 8th Annual Ventura Motorsports Gathering 2015. This year will feature, Jaguar and all “Timeless Classics.”
Gathering will be held on the main lawn at the Ventura Harbor Village. We will also feature Classic Wooden Boats at the assigned dock. Participants will be treated to a wine tasting as part of their entry fee. Cost for entry is $50 for the driver and car and includes one guest. Participants are encouraged to dress in period costume from your car’s era.
Online registration https://venturamotorsportsgathering.wordpress.com
Oct. 18: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11a.m. There will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. This month’s program will be a presentation by Rodney Baker on the Santa Barbara Courthouse Clock Tower. Anyone interested in watches and clocks is invited to visit and join chapter. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. More information about Chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Oct.20: 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. Jean Clark, General Manager of Ivy Lawn Memorial, will talk about Ivy Lawn services and associated planning. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information on VRMG & its future events, please visit http://www.VenturaRetiredMen.org/fp.html, call Gene Wink at 647-2513, or email info@VenturaRetiredMen.org
Oct 20: Ventura Audubon Society’s Field Trip starts at 8:30 a.m. Canada Larga Road. Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304. Drive and walk as we bird this beautiful canyon road and one of the best birding hotspots. Target birds will include: American Pipit, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, and Lark Sparrow, with a possibility of Mountain Bluebirds. Directions: From 101 N, take the 33 and exit Canada Larga Rd. and turn right. Meet at the beginning of the road.
Oct. 21, 27: 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. Oct.21-Pumpkin Palooza features Pumpkin, Bacon & White Bean Roast plus lots of other good stuff. Oct.27: A Ghoul’s Gotta Eat! Turkey, Pear & Brie Grilled Sandwiches plus lots of other good stuff.
6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m., 576 E. Main St. 628.3267 spice-topia.com
Oct.22: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. This meeting will be a potluck luncheon of Portuguese regional food held at a private residence. For more information and reservation to attend, please call Cora Corella at 483-6285 or Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
Oct. 23: Bank of Books will be having an Evil Ghosts-Tour and Talk on Friday 7p.m. to 9p.m. at
748 East Main Street, 643-3154. Lecture fee/donation is $7 per person.
Not all ghosts are Casper the Friendly Ghost. Some seem bent on mischief and some can only be called demonic. Richard Senate never believed such things could exist until he came face to face with one. In his 30 year career he has faced several of the negative creatures and he will talk about some of them in this unique talk.
Oct. 23: Tender Life Maternity Home and Project Understanding will be having a birthday bingo bash to celebrate 30 years of building new lives. $30 Entry / 10 Games. Lots of great prizes. 6p.m. to 9p.m. at Ventura Elks Lodge #1403 2126 Knoll Dr. For more info or questions call 653-7474 or visit projectunderstanding.org
Oct 24: Ventura Audubon Society’s Field Trip starts at 8:30 a.m. Lake Casitas. Leader: Karl Krause 415-0188. Lake Casitas is a great birding location every season of the year. Target birds will include: the resident Bald Eagles, Green Heron, Chipping and Lark Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Common Merganser and Spotted Sandpiper. We will meet outside the gate, and walk in. There will be lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks and water.