Events by Ana Baker
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. Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church at 6950 Ralston St. DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 253-3289 for more information. 1p.m. to 3p.m. at the New Visions Center on the first and third Saturdays of the month. At 1065 E. Main. Email DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or 746-3106 for more information.
August 6: The Channelaire Chorus will be holding its annual Ice Cream Social
Located at Center for Spiritual Living, 240 Mobil Avenue, Camarillo.
1:30 p.m. for entertainment and luscious Italian Ices. Cost $15.
August 9: The Ventura County Writers Club will be presenting two money management speakers at their monthly meeting. The program will focus on writers and other home based businesses trying to survive in challenging financial times. Paula Williams founder of the Simi Valley accounting firm, Number Crunchers, will offer reliable information and practices for writers to maximize tax benefits.
Mira Reverente aka the Money Savvy Mommy and co-author of Suddenly Single: Women’s Guide to Finance will also be speaking. Reverente is a contributing writer for the Breeze, a journalist, editor, blogger and single mom.
The meeting is free and open to the public at 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center at the corner of Carmen and Burnley Streets in Camarillo. Contact Sheli Ellsworth at 499.3490 for additional information.
August 10: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 7 p.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. This month’s topic is “Shadows”. 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
August 12: Open house at Children’s Music Academy of Ventura on Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Located at 5725 Ralston Street, #222. Come check out their studio and get an exclusive coupon. Meet the awesome teachers and hear performances from their superstar students. Fun and refreshments will be provided.
This event is free, but please RSVP online at http://bit.ly/2a6scQN
August 13: “Secrets of e-mailing photos” will be presented by Bob Crum to the Ventura Beginners PC Users Group on Saturday. Basics of Power Point and creating stationery will be workshop topics. The group meets 9:15 a.m. to noon in the 3rd floor lounge of Cypress Place Independent Living, 1220 Cypress Point Lane. All beginning and intermediate computer users are welcome to attend. For further information, call 648-1368.
August 20: Bank of Books Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Featured will be Mike Casper, The Sing Son Child, a love story, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mike Casper originally from Albany, NY lives in San Diego with his family and his two dogs, Jet and Pip. He is currently working on his next installment of this series, The Angel School. 748 East Main 643-3154.
August 24: The Starlight Swing Night and the Ventura Jazz Orchestra invite you to a Big Band Dance Party. Located at Discovery Ventura 1888 East Thompson Blvd. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Show/dance starts at 8 p.m. For more info visit http://www.theventurajazzorchestra.com
August 27: Bank of Books featured will be Philip Brown, Light Runner, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Philip Brown, A contemporary fantasy author, is motivated by the power of words to change lives. He teaches high school and is inspired by his students, many of whom struggle to overcome difficult social and personal issues. He believes the classroom is a place filled with brilliant and amazing stories. 748 East Main Street, 643-3154.