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 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. At the Main Street Restaurant, 3159 Main St., Ventura. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Be sure to bring an interesting topic to discuss.
Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First Sunday of every month. Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131.
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.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. The evening meeting takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.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.
June 8,10: Hitting the Refresh Button on Life Online Summit will fill you with wisdom and ideas to help you live the life full of excitement and satisfaction we all desire. Each day includes scheduled talks including one by our own Venturan, Linda Mac Dougall, health coach. You will leave the summit refreshed and empowered to begin creating the life you’ve always wanted but haven’t known how to reach. For more information visit hittherefreshbuttononlife.com.
June 10: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution May luncheon meeting will feature the program “The Lost State of Franklin”, presented by Chapter member Jim Wyly. The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. The cost for lunch is $20 per person, and includes a piece 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. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
June 13: Audubon -Arroyo Verde Park Leader: Linda Easter 818-519-2833 Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura-Day and Foothill Rd. Meet in the back area by the bathrooms. There is no fee for parking on Mondays.
June 14: Award winning multi-lingual poet Carmen Moog will be one of several speakers discussing different aspects of writing at the Ventura County Writers Club monthly meeting at 7:00 PM. Author Carol Fogel will be sharing her experience at this year’s San Francisco Writer’s Conference. Author Phillip Brown will be discussing his YA book, Light Runner. Held at 1605 Burnley Street
Camarillo. Free and open to the public. Contact Sheli Ellsworth at 499.3490 for more information.
June 16: Meeting of the East Ventura Community Council 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!
A representative from Community Environmental Council will talk about the latest in residential solar regulations and offer discounts through this City of Ventura program.
Matt Guthrie of COLAB will discuss an initiative measure for the November ballot, “SUSTAIN VC.
Other subjects of concern to residents may also be addressed.
The council represents residents who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are always accepted by San Buenaventura Friends of the Library, and are very much appreciated. Check Facebook page for updated agenda items. For more information call 804-7558.
June 20: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Sally LaMacchia titled “What Comes First?” The location is the Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. Those wishing to eat should arrive at 6 p.m. Non-members are welcome. Membership is $25 per year. For information, contact Sharon Hillbrant, 479-6738.
June 21: Audubon -Emma Wood/Ventura River Estuary Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304
We will begin at Emma Wood State Beach, where we will target Snowy and Semipalmated Plover and Caspian Terns. We will walk through the willows and sand dunes as we make our way to the estuary which is always an exciting place to bird, and target birds will include: Black-bellied Plover, Willet, Whimbrel, Black Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope, and Forester’s Tern.
June 18: The Ventura College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lawson, will present the 8th annual Henry Schwab Violin/Viola Competition Concert featuring three young and talented violinists each performing complete violin concertos by Mozart,Tchaikovsky and Wieniawski. Please join us at 8 8 8 p.m. at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road. $15 general, $5 seniors and students. For more info call 289-6020.