Vol. 10, No. 5 – December 7 – December 20, 2016 – Events

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. 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.

Dec.9: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution December luncheon meeting will be their annual Christmas program, including a Colonial Christmas program presented by Mr. Robert Taylor.  The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave.  All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends and visitors are welcome to join us.  The cost for lunch is $20 per person, and includes a slice of Marie Callender’s pie.  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, visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.

Dec.10 & 11, 17 & 18 – 11am – 4pm – Experience the festive spirit of a European Christmas Market recreated by The December Store & More, Harbor Gallery & Gift Shop, Mermaid Gallery, Ventura County Potters’ Guild and Village Carousel & Arcade. Attend the First Annual European Christmas Market!  Artists of all types, Ethnic foods, Made to order toffee, fudge and caramel apples.

Ventura Harbor Village in the courtyard next to the December Store.

Dec.17: In the midst of this season of lights, you are warmly invited to an Advent Evensong on Saturday, at 5 pm featuring the lovely Oratorio de Noël by Camille Saint-Saëns.  Written in only 11 days, this compact and sublime 35 min. work is Saint-Saens’ tender homage to the story of the Nativity and includes exquisite solos, a duet and trio interspersed with  choral writing.  Soloists include Patricia Lathrop-McPherson and Molly Clementz along with a chamber ensemble.   Helen Farson conducts from the keyboard.  Admission is free.  Approx. service time 1 hr.  Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church.  6300 Telephone Rd.

Dec.18: Sunset Nature Walk from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ormond Beach at the end of Arnold Rd.

Participants are invited by the Nature Conservancy to join us on a guided sunset walk around the Ormond Beach wetland to explore the dunes, plants and animals ending with sunset on the beach.  The walk is about 1 1/2 miles and flat.  Admission is free.  For more information, refer to The Nature Conservancy website http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/california/placesweprotect/la-ventura.xml or email guideamy@gmail.com.

Dec. 23: Like to play acoustic music? 4th Friday of each month, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Songmakers.org welcomes all lovers of acoustic music, instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters of all levels to join in a free song circle at the Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave.  Listeners welcome! Info: Mike Wittlin, 750-8281

Jan.21: Our March. Our Future. Justice For All. Join our community on Saturday, at 10am in downtown Ventura for a peaceful march reflecting equal rights and an inclusive America. Please visit link for details www.facebook.com/justiceforallventura.

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