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.
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. 17: Ventura Audubon Society field trips Surfer’s Knoll/Santa Clara River Estuary at 8:30 a.m. Leader: Kay Regester 258-1025. Hope to see a variety of shorebirds including Snowy Plovers, grebes, turnstones, Whimbrels, godwits, cormorants and sandpipers, as well as many ducks and gulls.
Sept. 17: The Bookkeepers Association of Ventura County will present a seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the Ventura Adult Education Center. Entitled “How to Start a Business,” and will cover: Business Start-Up, Quickbooks Set-up, and Human Resource issues. The seminar costs $65 for members and $80 for non-members or $10 more at the door. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Visit http://www.bavc-online.org or call Donna Gordon at 218-1425 for more information.
Sept. 17: Do you have an itch to “serve?” Come and learn about the Salvation Army’s many programs and efforts to strengthen the Ventura community. There are many ways you can get involved!!! Attend the open house on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 650 S. Petit Ave.
In addition to information tables there will be free food, music and jolly jumps for the kids!
Sept.18: 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 a.m. there will be an informal workshop. This month’s program will be Tips & Tricks used in clock and watch repair and care. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches & clocks will be on display. Held at Ventura College. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Sept. 19: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Registered Parliamentarian Gerry Olsen titled “Which Minutes When?” At Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St. 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.
Sept. 19: The Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club presents their annual fund raiser at the Poinsettia Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Come join the fun and dance to the Dick Parent Trio. Food will be provided by Assisted Home Health Care.
Sept. 20: Ventura Audubon Society field trips Ventura Settling Ponds at 8:30 a.m. Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304. Enjoy a morning of mostly waterfowl birding. Spotting scopes are always welcome.
Sept. 24: Ventura Audubon Society field trips Emma Wood State Beach/Ventura River Estuary at 8 a.m. Leader: Neil Ziegler 208-3149. Begin at Emma Wood State Beach, target Snowy and Semipalmated Plovers and Caspian Terns. There will be a fair amount of walking, so please dress appropriately in layers and comfortable shoes. There is ample street parking along the outside of the park on W. Main St. Park outside and walk in.
Oct. 1: Earn silver master points, meet new players, have fun at the fall Duplicate Bridge Tournament. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. sessions. Camarillo Community Center; 1605 E. Brunley. For more information contact Rose Buckley at 659-9223 or email@example.com. Founded in 1937, the ACBL is the largest bridge organization in the world, serving 167,000 members, 3,200 bridge clubs and sanctioning 1,100 sectional and regional tournaments annually. For more information about the ACBL, visit www.acbl.org.