Events by Ana Baker
Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St.
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. Visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 253-3289 for more information.
Jan.21: The East Ventura Community Council will host a guest speaker for the next meeting. Brian Rinehart, Sales Manager for Enclave by Watt Communities, which is currently building 91 new homes in East Ventura along with other topics of interest to area residents will also be on the agenda.
The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. For more information call 804-7558.
Jan. 21: Erthbound Entertainment is proud to announce their new series “An Evening At NAMBA” will now be seen on CAPS TV Channel 6. The series documents the amazing local talents in our community showcased at the Namba Performing Arts Space in historic downtown Ventura.
The Premiere Episode is “Clara Cries Nuts”, performed on December 3, 4, 5, 2015 for sold-out audiences who support local arts programming in our community.
The show is a brilliant parody of the holiday classic Ballet, “The Nutcracker” with quirky twists throughout and gracefully performed by ALOFT Dancetheater, the resident dance company at the Namba Performing Arts Space.
Thursday 1/21 5pm
Friday 1/22 8pm
Saturday 1/23 11am
All broadcasts are available on Charter and Time Warner Cable Channel 6.
For more information about how to see “An Evening At NAMBA” visit http://www.capstv.org.
Jan.24: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra performs with Kuanfen Liu, Artistic Director and soloists Kaytlyn Becker and Alexa ConstantineYoung Artists Showcase Concert. Sunday, 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara St. Ventura. $20 concert donation appreciated, youth 18 and under free.
Jan.27: Ongoing Contacts N Coffee morning business networking meetings, held Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. at Ventura Improv Company, 34 N. Palm Street in downtown Ventura. Pick up a copy of the Ventura Breeze. Members, $ 5.00 and newcomers, free.
Jan.27: The College Area Community Council will be meeting on Wednesday.
The Guest Speaker will be Denise Sindelar, Manager, Ventura Community Partnerships who will speak about the Library Advisory Commission. In addition, a representative from the Ventura Police Department will address recent crime trends in the neighborhood
The Council, which represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126, meets at 7 p.m. in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. on the Ventura College campus.
Call 658-7225 for more information.
Jan.28 The Ventura Moose Lodge #1394, will host Dee Lyon, who is a retired attorney turned world birder. She started birding in 1991 in Kenya, Africa, got really interested in 1993 in the Galapagos, and has since birded extensively in North America. Now traveling the world to see birds, Finland, Russia, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Tibet, and Bhutan, Africa, and now is in Thailand. She will be handing out “bird Friendly Plants” and step by step instructions on how to change over a yard to a bird habitat.
At 10267 Telephone Rd at 7p.m. Attendance is free and all are welcome. For further information call 488-6244.
Jan.28: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. The meeting will be held at Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main Street at 11:30 a.m. for a 12p.m., no host luncheon meeting. For more information and reservation, call Cora Corella at 483-6285, or Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
Jan.30: San Buenaventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale on Saturday. Open to the general public at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be reserved for current Friends members. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. Rare and not so rare books for sale, including signed books, special interest, vintage, fiction including classics and current hardcover and paperbacks, non-fiction including biography, science, engineering, religion, travel, cooking, history, California history, Civil War, art, music, self-help, education, parenting, sports, craft books, children’s books, DVD’s, books on cd and tape, puzzles, and more.
Jan.31: Elite Theatre Company’s Sundays at 7 Staged Reading Program kicks off 2016 with Roger Williams’ drama, Dinner in Budapest, on Sunday, at 7 p.m. Directed by Lynn Van Emmerik. There is no charge. Open, first-come seating.
The time: December 1944. The place: Budapest, where Nazi bigwig Adolf Eichmann is busy dispatching to Auschwitz the last remaining large Jewish population in occupied Europe. Raoul Wallenberg, Sweden’s “Angel of Mercy,” invites Eichmann to dinner at the Swedish legation. Wallenberg’s goal in the drama: to get the S.S. commander to abandon his plan to empty residents of the Budapest ghetto onto the Auschwitz-bound trains.
Feb.1,15: The Ventura County Philatelic Society will host their stamp trading and camaraderie. Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road. Admission and parking are free. Come for a great evening. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-1601
Feb. 1: 21st Annual Authors’ Luncheon presented by Assistance League of Ventura County will feature
authors Woody Woodburn, Drew Daywalt, and Isla Morley who will share their insights into the writing process, answer questions, and sign books. At the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge.
Tickets are $60 person, includes lunch, $25 is tax-deductible. The event will begin at 9am with a silent auction, raffle tickets, and book sales. All proceeds go to supporting the philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Ventura County serving children in our community.
Please call 643-2458 for reservations by Jan. 22.
Feb.2: Mended Hearts of Ventura Group meets the first Tuesday each month at the
Community Memorial Hospital on the 8th floor from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Excellent speakers, leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists,
Dietitians, etc. from our area. Contact Richard Hatcher 644-2733
Feb.3: Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club (BCNN) is a group of active women of all ages who live in Ventura, Oxnard, or Port Hueneme and enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking, card games, crafts, reading, writing, films, book discussions, cooking, gardening, dining, and more. The next monthly coffee meeting will be held on Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Pavilion of the Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street. http://bcnnwomensclub.org/
Feb.7: 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 www.dudleyhouse.org.
Feb.7: On Sunday, 3 pm — 5 pm the Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions are holding their Monthly Meeting at E.P. Foster Library Topping Room. Join us as we share the newest version of the Awakening the Dreamer symposium, a transformative educational program that explores the challenges facing humanity at this critical moment in time and the opportunities we as a human family have to create a new future. Light refreshments.
Feb.12,13,14: Bank of Books will be giving away free romance books daily from a large selection of authors. Beginning February 12 thru the 14th Valentine’s Day. Come select up to two books each day from the special selection. Romance books continue to be the largest book sales of any category in the nation. Bank of Books has a great selection, both in the store and their warehouse. They have given away over 300,000 books to the community over the years, making Bank of Books one of the most unique bookstores in the country. Located at 748 E. Main Street.