Vol. 10, No. 11 – March 1 – March 14, 2017 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

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.

The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum (USNSM) will be hosting a Seabee Celebration Day in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Seabee history.   All programs are free, and there is no museum entrance fee.  There will be two “Behind the Scenes Tours,” at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Discover the hidden work of the Museum Professionals. Due to limited space the Tour is by reservation only. To reserve a spot 982-6189.  An “Old Salt – Family Fun Day” program at noon for children ages 6-12, along with hands on activities.  Seabee Cinema Night at 5 p.m.  The film is the “Fighting Seabees. The USNSM is free to the public, located between Channel Island Boulevard, and Pleasant Valley Road on Ventura Road at Sunkist Street.  The Museum is off-base and is easily accessible from the street, so no base entry is required.

March 4,5: The 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Lapidary Arts Show of the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (VGMS) takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  The show is open to the public, and admission is free.  With a focus on kids and education, lapidary arts and jewelry-making, and California rocks and fossils, the Ventura Gem & Lapidary Arts Show has been a fun family event for 55 years.  During the pre-show dinner on Friday, March 3, we will present a $1,000 Scholarship Award to geology student Anna Hilliard of Santa Barbara City College.

March 5: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent led tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. accompanied by period music in the parlor and upstairs library landing.  Admission is free.  The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets.  For information call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

March 5: Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions is holding their monthly meeting at E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, On Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Creating World Peace” Author and activist Sanderson Beck discusses his new book, Uniting Humanity by Spiritual Evolution & Democratic Revolution:  Solutions to the mega crisis of climate, poverty and war.

March 5: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association presents free music concerts on the first Sunday of every month at the Poinsettia Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Featuring the authentic “Old Grass Band”.  Call 517-1131 for more information.

March 7: Ventura County Archery Club is a group of Traditional archers (only longbows and recurves) who foster and promote traditional archery with organized 3D shoots, field archery, and roving archery shoots in Ventura county with organized field outings to archery events throughout southern and northern California. They have dozens of shoots and outings throughout the year along with monthly scheduled shoots in Ventura. If you’re interested in joining  attend one of their meetings, the first Tuesday of every month at Barnes and Noble at 6 p.m.

March 7:  Heart disease kills more women each year than breast cancer yet is rarely discussed. Heart disease is usually thought of as a man’s disease but it is an equal opportunity problem. The public is invited to the Ventura County Mended Hearts Chapter program.  Andrea Ricketts will discuss the symptoms of heart disease specific to women and what can be done to minimize the risk of heart attack.  Ms. Ricketts is a Cardiac Surgery Nurse and Director of Community Memorial Health Systems Health Aware. Located on the 8th floor of Community Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 7:  Quail Forever Ventura will meet Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at Auto Masters, 4533 Telephone Road.

Quail Forever is a non-profit service organization dedicated to preservation and enhancement of wildlife habitat in Ventura County.  Much of QF’s work involves the maintenance and restoration of wildlife water sources, frequently called guzzlers.  Membership is open to all ages and interests.  Come to a meeting to see if QF is an organization of which you’d like to be a part.  Please call Brian Smith at 661.302.0582 or send an email to Smyt46@gmail.com.  You may also email Ventura QF at venturaqf@gmail.com.

March 8: Project Understanding – Charity Cafe Fundraiser at Red Brick Pizza (4990 Telephone Rd.), from 11:30am – 9pm. Enjoy healthy food ingredients are prepared fresh daily! At the time of ordering  mention Project Understanding. Red Brick Pizza will donate a healthy portion of that order to Project Understanding.

March 9: Westmont College Assistant Professor of Biology Amanda Sparkman will discuss new research on the evolution of dwarfism in Channel Islands reptiles, during the March From Shore to Sea lecture.

The Channel Islands are home to three reptile species that exhibit dwarfism, or have evolved into smaller forms than their mainland relatives. Two of these reptile species, the southern alligator lizard and western yellow-bellied racer, have only recently been identified as dwarf species.

Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura Harbor. The programs are free and open to the public.

This lecture can also be viewed live online, at: Shore to Sea lecture series.

March 10: Women Bringing the World Together Through Music. Free concert benefitting women and musical arts, Friday at 7 p.m. Located at the First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Ave.

Arias, duets, choral and classical piano music, all by women composers. Donations accepted. Contact – Millie Schofield 650-1422

March 10: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution March luncheon meeting will be a special presentation “Japanese Internment Camps of WW II”.  11:30 AM, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant.  All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends,  and visitors are welcome to join us.  The cost for lunch is $20.  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 S R http://pattonpatriots.org.

March 11: The Gold Coast Concert Chorus and Ventura College Choir under the direction of Elizabeth Helms will perform Gospel Mass by Robert Ray and Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez. Both are modern versions of the Latin Mass but are musically worlds apart. Ramirez’ Misa features rhythms, melodies and instruments of South America and Ray’s Mass is a jubilant and soulful gospel celebration.

2:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church – 1500 North C St., Oxnard
Adults $15.00, Sr./Student $12.00, Child under 12 $5.00
616-7269 or tickets@goldcoastchorus.org

March 12: The Nature Conservancy Spring Migratory Bird walk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Located at West Santa Paula at the end of Mission rock Rd.  Join in as they look for birds as they return north at the beginning of spring.  We will be along the Santa Clara River so bring durable shoes and binoculars (optional).  For more information please contact Amy Davis at guideamy@gmail.com or 770-853-4715.

March 16: The City Center – Purple Room Ribbon Cutting & Reception , 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Join The City Center Transitional Living on Thursday at 5:30pm at  837 E. Thompson Blvd. in a ribbon cutting as they open up the second “The Purple Room” a space dedicated to residents at The City Center who have survived domestic violence. Come tour the facility, meet residents, meet staff, board and dignitaries. Food and refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please visit thepurpleroom2017.eventbrite.com.

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