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 Street in Room 301 of Building 300. Email 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.
There will be a regular Ventura Discussion Group meeting at Main Street Restaurant 3159 Main St., Wednesday from 4 p.m.to 5:45 p.m. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Bring an interesting topic to discuss if you can.
Sept. 3: Local writer Philip Brown, author of the young adult Light Runner fantasy series, will be meeting readers and signing books at Bank of Books ,748 E. Main Street, .from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 3: The Ventura Tennis Club, in cooperation with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, is hosting a Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Camino Real Tennis Park. This is a free event for vtc members and their guests.
Events will include clinics for adults and kids from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a Tennis pro and other staff. Then there will be racquet demos. After the clinics, there will be a lunch and refreshments followed by organized doubles play.
The Ventura Tennis Club is a non-profit community based club bringing tennis enthusiasts of all abilities together for social and competitive play since 1981. http://www.venturatennisclub.com
Sept. 4: Ventura Audubon Society field trips Camino Real Park at 8:30 a.m. Leader: Raeanne Koerner 701-1919 Camino Real is a grassy park surrounded by pines and eucalyptus. Target birds will include Red Shouldered Hawk, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler and Townsend’s Warbler.
Sept. 4: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association presents free music concerts on the first Sunday of every month at the Poinsettia Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Next session features the very lively, versatile and talented “Old Country Grass Band”. Call 517-1131 for more information.
Sept. 4: 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 in Ventura. For information 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
Sept. 6,20: Retired men(or those nearing that status) are invited to a Tuesday, semi-monthly get-together of the Retired Men’s Group to spend a couple of hours for a sip at the bar, a song, a joke, light lunch and an interesting, informational, or even educational presentation on any variety of subjects at the Elks lodge at 2126 Knoll Drive. Call Steve Carroll for details at 642-1359.
Sept.7: The 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 activities such as hiking, bridge, dining, wine outings, reading, mah jong, cooking etc.
For more information, please come to our monthly meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. held at the Ventura Museum Pavilion No charge for meeting and no reservation is required.
Subject: The Grand Jury “The Eyes and Ears of Ventura County Residents”. For additional information, please visit bcnnwomensclub.org or 988-0795
Sept. 8: RL Miller will speak about Climate Hawks Vote that is building grassroots political power for the climate movement. Miller is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus. Ventura County Climate Hub is a grassroots, non-partisan local affiliate of 350.org with the mission to create a local movement working on reversing climate change. Actions are taken to promote clean energy (off of fossil fuels) along with a localized food system for resilient communities in Ventura County.
To engage and educate voters to make candidate positions on climate change action a key factor in who they vote for and support.
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St., rear parking lot to Fellowship Hall. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 9: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution September luncheon meeting will feature annual awards program to honor members of the chapter. The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to attend. The cost for lunch is $20 per person. 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, http://pattonpatriots.org
Sept. 12: Gold Coast Concert Chorus under the direction of Elizabeth Helms invites you to sing for the 2016-2017 season. Rehearsals for their holiday concert, Peace on Earth, begin Monday at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Rehearsals will take place at Ventura Continuing Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road, in the Ron Halt Community Room in the back parking lot. No audition is required to participate in GCCC. Interested singers may register September 12th, 19th or 26th and are financially responsible for registration fee and music. This concert will be performed December 9th & 10th, 2016. For more information: www.goldcoastchorus.org
Sept.13: Wildlife of the Pantanal: with Paul Abravaya. The Pantanal is the largest tropical wetland area in the world. It is mainly in Brazil but is also found in Paraguay and Bolivia. Estimated to be up to 75,000 square miles, eighty percent of the area floods during the wet season with up to fifty-five inches of rain. As a member of the Peace Corps Paul worked in Brazil and has discovered a new species of hummingbird and a new genus of mammal. He uses his photographs to educate and help people to become aware of the beauty of the natural world.
Event held at the Poinsettia Pavilion beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Sept.13&14: Community Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary is hosting Accessory Mania Sept. 13 (10-5) and Sept. 14 (7-4) in the lobby of CMH (147 N. Brent St). There will be available a wide variety of items. Please come and shop. While shopping, pick up a volunteer application at the front desk. All services have openings.
Sept. 14: 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. 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