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 , 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Be sure to bring an interesting topic to discuss.
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information.
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. Every Tuesday from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church, 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.
And 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.
Feb. 4: Ladies Luncheon eat, meet, greet and shop at one of Ventura’s Best Networking Events! 11:30 am – 1pm | Doors open at 11:15 am | $27-$30 at the door Sit-down luncheon buffet. The Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn – Pavilion Room , 550 Sanjon Road. Limited seating available so pre-register today! www.theLadiesLuncheon.com
Feb.5: The First United Methodist Church,1338 E. Santa Clara St. is having a rummage sale on Friday, from 9am-3 & Saturday, February 6 from 9am-noon. There is kitchenware, jewelry, clothing, shoes, toys, linens, bedding, and collectibles. Sat. is $5 Bag Day, everything you can get in a grocery bag is only $5.
Feb.7: Audubon : 8:00 a.m. Work Day Hedrick Ranch Nature Preserve. Leader Sandy Hedrick 340-0478. Arrive at 8:00 for self-guided birding which usually yields some interesting birds. Work from 9am – noon. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required.
Feb. 7: Sunday free stage show, Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association, 2-4:00 p.m., Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. More Information 517-1131.
Feb.9: The Ventura County Writers Club will be hosting screenwriter and radio talk-show host David Congalton at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo. Congalton was also the director of the Central Coast Writers Conference for 12 years. The event at 1605 Burnley Street starts at 7pm and is open to the public at no charge. Contact Sheli Ellsworth at 499.3490 for more information.
Feb. 9: Cause Hanna, PhD, Director, Santa Rosa Station will discuss the mission and activities at the Santa Rosa Island Research Station. The research station provides students, faculty, researchers, and our local community with the resources and opportunities to engage in natural and cultural resource based research and education via a partnership between the US National Park Service and CSU Channel Islands. Program will be held at the Poinsettia Pavilion beginning at 7:30pm.
Feb.10: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. 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. This month’s topic is “Eyes”. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique. 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
Feb.12: They are back. Rafe Hernandez & The Equinox Ensemble will be entertaining at Squashed Grapes Winery from 7-10pm. Come out and enjoy an evening of straight-ahead and Latin jazz in a cozy and intimate atmosphere at 2351 E. Main. Pizza and Italian food is also available.
Feb.12: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution February luncheon meeting will feature the program “King Philip, the War, and the Chair”, presented by genealogist Mr. Ken Lynch. The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 am in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to attend. The cost for lunch is $20 per person, and includes a slice of pie. For additional information call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
Feb.13: The Ventura Beginners PC Users Group will meet Saturday, in the third floor lounge of the Cypress Place Independent Senior Living building, 1220 Cypress Point Lane, from 9:15 to noon for workshop and featured speaker. The workshop topic will focus on creating a Word document. The 11:00 program will be Dustin Dugger and Danica Chavez speaking on “Tech Q&A”. 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 any or all sessions. For more information call Marcie @648-1368.
Feb 15, Audubon 8:30 a.m. Camino Real Park and Great Backyard Bird Count Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual citizen science count sponsored by National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For the trip, meet at the park at 8:30 a.m. We will begin along Aurora Drive at the east end of the park and walk in.
Feb 20, Audubon 8:00 a.m. Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge/Bolsa Chica. Leader: Karin Kersteter 901-2203. Joint VAS/CVAS trip – limited to 20 people! Pre-Registration required by Feb 11.
Feb.21: 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 11:00 there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by an informational meeting and a program.
Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join the 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.