Events by Ana Baker
Men, already or nearly retired, gather with the Ventura Retired Men’s Group at noon on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Ventura Elks lodge in a relaxed atmosphere for a healthy lunch($15), a topical program of interest, and various other enjoyable activities. Call Steve Carroll for details at 642-1359.
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.
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.
Ventura’s ACBL Duplicate Bridge Club offers games for all levels of play. Learn the game, play with your peers, and earn master points while you are having fun. There is a game every day of the week. Check out their website at www.vcbridge.org Life is Better with Bridge.
March 16: At the next meeting of the East Ventura Community Council, Jackie Griffin, Ventura County Library system Director, will report on the new East Ventura library scheduled to open in 2017. Deputy Mayor Neal Andrews will give a presentation on city issues and general concerns and questions. Ashley Bautista, of the Ventura Police Department’s Civic Engagement Unit, will present a crime update. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. For more information contact John McNally, Chairman EVCC 804-7558
March 16: Assistance League of Ventura County. Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara. 9:30 a.m. meeting begins at 10 a.m. with guests and new members welcome. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Find more at assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 643-2458
March 18: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Buck-a-Bag Book Sale at Vons at Telegraph and Victoria on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Restock your bookshelves along with your groceries. We’ll provide the bag. Fill a plastic bag and take home a bag of books for just $1. Fill a larger paper bag for $2.
March 19: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College. Starts at noon at 11a.m. there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and and a program “Show and Tell” where members bring interesting and unusual clocks, watches and other horological items to discuss.
There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches and clocks will be on display.
March 19: Sunday, Ventura Life and Love Hypnosis Meetup. 3:30 p.m. to 5p.m. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist, hosts Spring is in the Air Group Guided Imagery/Hypnosis. Free. Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. For more information go to www.meetup.com/live-your-best-life-hypnosis/events/
March 20: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Sandra Sanders entitled “Agendas.” At the Main Street Restaurant. 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, or check out zetachi.webstarts.com.
March 22: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest. During the upcoming meeting Kathy Bremer will make a presentation on the Telegraph Corridor Design Project. An update on the issue of Ventura College parking will be given and the upcoming CACC officer elections will also be discussed. The Council, which represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126, meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. on the Ventura College campus. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. 644-8695 for more information.
March 22: How do our brains explain the way we relate to current events and business trends in this increasingly technological world? These are topics Rebecca D. Costa will address.
Rebecca is an American socio-biologist. She is the recipient of the prestigious E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award, host of the syndicated radio program.
“Empowering, Provocative, Thoughtful,” presented by Congregation Am HaYam, at 7:30 pm at 4839 Market Street, Unit C. Tickets are available at www.amhayam.com/events or at eventbrite.com for $18.
March 24: Spring Swing Big Band dance featuring the Ventura Jazz Orchestra with the vocal stylings of Anna Kasper and Eliya Frantz. Big band arrangements, quick steppin if you can. Friday, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion $15.00 admission at the door. Free refreshments and parking. 648-1143 for more information.
March 25, 26: Annual Book Sale at Olivas Adobe on Saturday and Sunday
4200 Olivas Park Drive. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from hundreds of books!
March 26: The Christian Science churches of Ojai and Ventura will host a free, hour-long lecture entitled “The Healing Power of Unselfishness” on Sunday, at 2 p.m. at the E. P. Foster Library, Topping Room. Lois Carlson will talk about learning to cultivate unselfishness, and what it means to live in a state of communion with the divine.
All are welcome to attend. Child care will be provided.
For more information, call 642-4891 or go to PrayerThatHeals.org.
March 27: Southern steelhead are an ocean going form of rainbow trout that need freshwater for survival, and cold, clean water within their environment is vital to the species success. Water quality in the Santa Clara River, has deteriorated as a result of pollutants draining off surrounding urbanized and farmed land. Strategies for protecting the water quality in the estuary, as well as other stream and river habitats, will be presented in ‘Attaining Clean Water for Fish, Farms and Families’ at 6:30 p.m. at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (Hueneme Room), 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard.
b The City Center’s Charity Cafe Fundraiser at Red Brick Pizza. Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 4990 Telephone Rd. At the time of ordering, be sure to mention The City Center. Red Brick Pizza will donate a healthy portion of that order The City Center.
March 30: Project Understanding, Life Worth Living Breakfast. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Rd. The breakfast is to tell our inspirational story and to listen to testimonies of lives that have and continue to transform. Learn about our programs and learn how to get involved. Guests will be given an opportunity to make a financial contribution at the event. Table sponsorships are available and start at $600. For more information, please contact Lisa Marquez 236-4583 or email email@example.com or RSVP at hopeworthgiving2017.eventbrite.com
April 3, 17: The Ventura County Philatelic Society. Two Mondays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road. Admission and parking are free. Stamp trading and camaraderie. Come for a great evening. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-1601.