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.
- Oct. 15: 8:30 a.m. Ventura Settling Ponds. Leader: Linda Easter 482-7537
Enjoy a morning of mostly waterfowl birding. Spotting scopes are always welcome.
- Oct. 16: 8 a.m. Wheeler Canyon. Leader: Gary Tuttle 525-2327
This canyon provides good birding opportunities. We will be looking for raptors, ground doves, Western bluebirds and maybe a lewis wood-pecker.
- Oct. 22: 8:30 a.m. Canada Larga. Leader : John Pavelko 798-2571
We will walk and drive the canyon. Always a great walk! Some birds we may see are Western Bluebirds, Road-runners, sparrows, swallows, Red-tailed Hawks & perhaps a Ferruginous Hawk.
- Oct. 29: Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island. A special trip with the boat leaving Ventura at 9 a.m. and heading directly to Prisoners Harbor. Leader: Joel Barrett. Questions please contact Adele Ferguson at 415-4304
Oct.13: The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network (VCPWN is hosting their monthly dinner meeting 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Wedgewood Banquet Center. This month’s speaker will be Tracy Williams. She will teach the science behind the power of our thoughts and how we can apply the knowledge to create a life we love. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. $28 for members who register early and $33 for www.vcpwn.org/dinner-meeting, or at the door. www.vcpwn.org.
Oct. 14: Opera Santa Barbara to hold Noontime Concert at the EP Foster Library.
Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces. The concert will also offer a “preview” of Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Carmen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience great opera in a room with great acoustics.
Oct.15: Saturday, Ventura Singles Roundtable discussion, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to talk about life, love, family, friends, work, fun, spirituality. Discussion led by Dr.Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Group guided imagery/hypnosis included. Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. For more information go to https://www.meetup.com/Ventura-Singles-Roundtable-Discussions/events/
Oct. 15: The Color Run will take place in local Ventura neighborhoods on Saturday, from 8 am to 12 pm, and may cause some traffic delays and/or parking issues.
The race begins in Downtown Ventura at Surfer’s Point Park and the finish line is at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded hosting more than 225 events in 35+ countries in 2015.
Oct. 15: Thousands of free stamps will be available to those attending the 26th annual Youth Stamp Fair, sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club. Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dudley House Museum.
Despite the event’s name, it is open to people of all ages who want to learn more about stamp collecting. In addition to being able to pick stamps for their collections from thousands of choices, the visitors will get a swag bag. Door prizes will be given throughout the event.
More information at 485-7121 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.vcphilatelic.com.
Oct. 16: Sunday, Live Your Best Life Hypnosis Meetup, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist for, “What Would You Like to Attract into Your Life?” Group Guided Imagery/Hypnosis included. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. For more information go to www.meetup.com/live-your-best-life-hypnosis/events/
Oct.17: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by President Bruce Rick titled “Incidents.” The located at the 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.
Oct.20: The East Ventura Community Council will hear from several candidates running for Ventura School Board during its monthly meeting. Those scheduled to appear are Steve Offerman, Sabrena Rodriguez, Ed Summers and Don Wood.
Erika Ruiz, Central California Outreach Manager for Compassion and Choices, will review strategies for having conversations with your doctor on options for end of life care. Tobie Mitchell from the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Office will explain a new community cleanup program offered by the City and E. J. Harrison. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. For more information call 804-7558 or visit the group’s Facebook page.
Oct.22: On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at 11251 Riverbank Dr. This sale will be held on the grounds of the location of the warehouse where the Friends process book donations, allowing us to offer shoppers a very large selection of affordable quality used books, audiobooks, music and movies.
Oct.23: On Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will be holding their Annual Membership Meeting: Libraries Growing with Technology at E.P. Foster Library’s Topping Room. Antonio Apodaca, Makerspace Librarian, and Deya Terrafranca, City Librarian, will explain all that library tech has to offer and what will soon be available at a library near you.
Bring a friend to see the library’s 3D printer in action and discover the new dimensions of the library. Admission is free.
Nov. 1:12 noon Mended Hearts of Ventura.
Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Group meets the first Tuesday at 12 noon at Carrows restaurant on Harbor Blvd. Excellent speakers – leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. from our area.
Contact Richard Hatcher 644-2733