Events by Ana Baker
Mar. 17: The East Ventura Community Council will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by delving into Mayor Nasarenko’s recent State of the City address.
Also on the agenda is an update by Development Chairperson Daniel Cormode on Ventura’s water situation, as well as a report on the status of the SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) renewal initiative by Norene Charnofsky.
The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. For more information call 804-7558.
Mar. 17: Craig Werner, author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, will do a book reading and signing with a question and answer segment.
The event will take place Thursday 7pm at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 No. Ventura Ave. This event will also feature a Vietnam photo exhibit provided by the Ventura County Museum.
Intimate and deeply informative, with a scope that encompasses both the war itself and the way that music has helped raise awareness of veteran’s issues long after its end.
For more information call 643-1960.
Mar. 19: Audubon 8:30 a.m. at Foster Park/Ventura River. Leader: David Torfeh 794-5334. The Ventura River flows through this green park with lots of shade trees. With winter rains, we may see some interesting species at the river, such as Green Heron or mergansers. Inside the park, we will see oak woodland species such as quail, bluebird and woodpeckers.
Mar. 19: Ventura County Genealogical Society will hold their free monthly program, open to the public.
Saturday at 1p.m. at the Ventura County Public Health Auditorium, 3147 Loma Vista Rd.
Speaker, Barbara Randall, Professional Genealogist and Lecturer will discuss “Do You Really Know Your Irish Roots? Understanding 6,000 years of Irish History.”
Mar. 20: 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. The meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed.
Admission charge $3. Lunch is available for $5 more. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College location. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Mar. 22: Channelaire Chorus of Sweet Adeline, will present their competition music for free at 7 p.m. sharp. Located at the Center for Spiritual Living, 340 Mobil Ave. Camarillo. April 5, 13, 19 and 26th rehearsal time from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Contact: 557-4962 for more information. The ability to read music is helpful but not necessary.
Mar. 23: The College Area Community Council will be meeting on Wednesday. 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. 658-7225 for more information.
Mar. 23: “Let’s Play Duplicate Bridge!” New games offered beginning Wednesday, March 23rd (FREE that day too) for 0 – 49 AND 0 – 1,250 master point players. 12:30 p.m. start at the Temple Beth Torah, Kimball & Foothill Road. Meet new players, learn about our local ACBL Cub, and have fun!
For more information call Susan Lang: 340 – 7735.
Mar. 24: 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 St. At 11:30 A.M. for a 12:00 P.M., no host luncheon / meeting. For more information and reservation, please call Cora Corella at 483-6285 or Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
Mar. 24: April Davis, a Ventura College student and winner of the 2015 La Estrella competition, will perform at the Friendship Connection 08’s annual membership luncheon at the NOM Tequila Grill, Crown Plaza Hotel, at 11:30 a.m. The FC is a group of retired ladies who like to have fun. Prospective members are invited. Call 218-6124 for more information.
Mar. 26. Audubon 8:30 a.m. Ojai Meadow Preserve. Leader: John Pavelko 798-2571. The field trip to the Ojai Meadow Preserve will be a combined event with the Ojai Valley Land OVLC manages over 2,300 acres and 25 miles of trails with 9 employees in the Ojai Valley. Take Hwy 33 toward Ojai and turn left at the Y. The preserve is on the left side. Parking is available in front of the entrance and also at the nearby high school or church, if necessary.
Apr.8&9: This year’s Ladies’ Conference is Friday, April 8, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, and Saturday, April 9, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Trusting God in Me, with teachings emphasizing trusting God. Registration begins on Friday evening at 6 pm at The River Community Church at 889 E. Santa Clara St.
The guest speaker, Rev. Janet Hattem, has been a long-time friend and associate of this church. Janet has served in many capacities as a leader in Women’s and Children’s Ministry. The cost is $50, which includes lunch and a T-Shirt plus all supplies for Friday evening’s activity. All registrations and payments must be made by Sunday, April 3; late registrations and walk-ins will be $60. For further information visit www.therivercomunity.org or call 648-7955.
Apr. 15&16: Kris Kringle Boutique presents Spring Fling, a two day event with over 30 vendors where you can find homemade springtime decor and crafts, clothing, jewelry, florals, up-coming holiday gifts and much more! This event is open to the public and is free admission. Located at the North Ranch Community Center 1400 N. Westlake Village, CA 91362. See their ad in the next issue for more info.
Friday 15, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.