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.
Jan. 11: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. A professional photographer from the area will critique member’s prints and digital images. Each month a special topic is chosen which features some interesting aspect of photography. 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 an examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Jan.14: “Creating Simple Greeting Cards” will be the workshop topic for the Ventura Beginning PC Users Group on Saturday held in the third floor lounge of Cypress Place 9:15-12:00. “Gmail and All the Google Services You Might be Missing” is the program topic. Everyone is invited. Call 648-1368 for more information. 1200 Cypress Place Lane.
Ventura Audubon Society events:
Jan 14: Lake Casitas 8:30 a.m. Leader: Karl Krause
There will be lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks and water. Bring scopes if you have them! Target birds will include the resident Bald Eagles, Green Heron, Chipping and Lark Sparrows, Common Merganser and Spotted Sandpiper.
Jan 22: Camino Real 8:30 a.m. Leader Raeann Koerner 701-1919
Camino Real is a grassy park surrounded by pines and eucalyptus and is an excellent Target birds will include Red Shouldered Hawk, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler and Townsend’s Warbler,
Jan 28: Camp Bartlett in Santa Paula 8:30 a.m. Leaders Karen Laing 907-351-5176 and Adele Fergusson 415-4304. This is a new hike near Sisar Canyon, Karen lives at Camp Bartlett where we will walk through an old oak forest and then hike up into the hills where there is active oil pumping. Birds that we could see include acorn woodpeckers, hermit thrush and Steller’s jay.
Jan. 8: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association will present a free music concert on at the Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Blvd. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Music by the “Old Country Grass Band”. Call 517-1131 for more information.
Jan. 17: The Ventura Retired Men’s Group will be having their next semi-monthly meetings at the Ventura Elks Lodge on January 17 and February 7. Enjoy the usual Elks healthy lunch for $15 and programs of interest. They sing a song, tell a joke, and all have an opportunity for a free meal. Any man, retired or nearly so can call Steve Carroll at 642-1359 for details.
Jan. 21: Help to Grow the Garden! Before you walk the trail, Ventura Botanical Gardens invites you to drop in for a cup of coffee and learn about 2017 Volunteer Opportunities. The VBG office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. VBG office is on the left as you enter the 505 Building behind City Hall on 501 Poli St. Lots of parking available.
Jan. 22: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra performs with Kuanfen Liu, Artistic Director
Young Artists Concerts. Music composed by Franz Krommer, Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Peter Glass and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed. Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
1338 E. Santa Clara St. Donation of $20 appreciated. Youth 18 and under free
Feb. 7: The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum (USNSM) will be hosting “Story Time” for children Pre-K to 3rd Grade. This is a regular event at the Museum during the noon hour, every first Tuesday of each month.
Port Hueneme is considered ‘Home Port’ for the Seabees, and shorty we will be celebration the 75th Anniversary of its creation. For the 75th celebration the USNSM is embarking on a new and exciting ‘Education Initiative’ creating new curricula, lecture series, Family Day Activities, and other events for the family. Check out our events calendar at www.history.navy.mil/seabeemuseum.