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 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.
Nov.10, 11: Community Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary Gift Shop is presenting a Masquerade Sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 147 Brent Street, hospital lobby. Lots of scarves, jewelry, bags, watches and novelty items priced at $6 for many items. A great source for stocking suffers, and all those on your holiday gift list. All proceeds from this sale will be for CMH. Please shop for unique, great value gifts. While you are visiting this sale, pick up an application to volunteer with the Auxiliary.
Nov.11: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution November luncheon meeting will feature the program “Kentucky “, presented by Barrie Walters. The luncheon event will take place on Veterans Day, Friday, at 11:30 a.m., in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. 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.
Nov.12: In conjunction with Veterans Day, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1679 in Ventura will host a family-friendly special event on Saturday. All military veterans, active service members, their families and the general public are invited to attend. Admission is free.
The Canteen opens at 10 a.m. The popular band Action Down entertains from noon to 4 p.m. Food will be available beginning at 1 p.m. and charitable drawings will be conducted throughout the afternoon. Proceeds benefit programs of the VFW and Auxiliary which assist veterans and their families. VFW Post 1679 is at 3801 Market St. Call 642-2674 for more information.
Nov. 12: Ventura Audubon Society 8:30 a.m. Ormond Beach Leader: David Torfeh 794-5334. Look for a variety of waterfowl such as willets, whimbrels, Black‑necked Stilts, and Black‑bellied Plovers. Meet at the Arnold Road entrance.
Nov.12: Field Trip, Geologic Overview of Ventura & Ojai, Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For information please call 746-5826. Lead by K. Mason Redding CA Registered Geologist (RG 5785)
Nov.12: Ventura Singles Roundtable Discussion, Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join us to talk about life, love, family, friends, work, fun, spirituality, whatever is on your mind, whatever is in your heart. By Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Group guided imagery/hypnosis included. Cost: free. V E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. For more information go to https://www.meetup.com/Ventura-Singles-Roundtable-Discussions/events/
Nov. 15: Ventura Audubon Society 8:30 a.m. Lake Casitas. Adele Fergusson 415-4304. There will be lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks and water. Target birds will include the resident Bald Eagles, Green-Backed Heron, Chipping and Lark Sparrows, Common Merganser and Spotted Sandpiper. Park in front of the entrance to the Lake and walk in from there.
Nov.17: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. At 9:30am, with new members welcome. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and Assistance League School for young children with learning disabilities. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Find more information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org.
Nov. 19: Ventura Audubon Society 8:30a.m. Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Rocky Ludes 208-9648
The Salt Marsh Reserve is an excellent birding location due to the estuary, wetlands, and upland habitats. Special birds including Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, Clapper Rail, Green Heron and California Thrasher. Take HWY 101 North to Carpinteria, exit Casitas Pass Road., right on Carpinteria Ave, left on Linden and right on Sandylane Road to Ash. Park along Ash.
Nov. 19, 20: International ballet sensation, Aaron Smyth, will reprise his role as the Prince in Ventura County Ballet Company’s annual holiday production, Every performance are dedicated to the memory of long time cast member, supporter and community pillar, Sandra Laby. Maestro Robert Lawson will lead the 52-piece Ventura College Symphony Orchestra in playing Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista.
Nov.19: Christian Edition, a widely traveled and acclaimed men’s chorus, will be in concert on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church. This internationally known men’s chorus will present a program of classic Christian hymns and selected contemporary sacred music. Bring your friends to this outstanding event. 6300 Telephone Road. For more information call Polly at 642-5387.
Nov.20: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra with Kuanfen Liu, Artistic Director presents Jazzy Holiday with Miriam Arichea and The Rubicon Harmonix. Featuring Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 14 by Nikolai Kapustin with piano soloist Miriam Arichea.
Angel’s Carol & What Sweeter Music By John Rutter and other holiday favorites.
Sunday at 3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St.
Donation of $20 appreciated
Youth 18 and under free
Information is available at 643-8621 or www.CHICOVC.org.
Nov.20: Live Your Best Life Hypnosis Meetup, Sunday at 5p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Join 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. Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. For more information go to www.meetup.com/live-your-best-life-hypnosis/events/
Nov.21: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Jill Martinez entitled “More Meetings.” 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, Sharon Hillbrant, 479-6738, or zetachi.webstarts.com.