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.
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.
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.
The Ventura Retired Men’s Group welcomes interested men to their semi-monthly Tuesday lunch ($15) meetings at the Ventura Elks lodge. This regular congenial social event, besides a healthy, satisfying meal, supplies a welcome atmosphere to talk and joke, hear a speaker on a variety of relevant topics and brighten your week. Hear more from Steve at 642-1359
April 14: Credo Choir presents “The Seven Words from the Cross” by composer Knut Nystedt at Mission San Buenaventura. Written in 1960, this piece is a musical setting of Jesus’ last words as he hung dying on the cross. The classical meditative concert will be held on Good Friday, April 14 at 1:30 PM at Mission San Buenaventura. The free concert is open to the public. The Good Friday liturgy at the Mission precedes the concert and begins at the noon hour with the proclamation of the Lord’s Passion, veneration of the Wood of the Cross and Holy Eucharist.
April 14 & 16 : The community is invited to experience a powerful and moving musical production recalling Jesus’ journey to the cross on Good Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church. April 16 if you are an early riser, head up to the Ventura Botanical Gardens for a 6:15 a.m. Sunrise Service. Music and the welcoming story of the First Easter, followed by light refreshments. For information contact First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., 643-8621; www.fumcventura.org. Begin your day Easter morning at 9 a.m. in the Church. Hear the brass ensemble open the good morning news of Easter, the singing of the great hymns. The children will all love the fun afterwards at 10:15 a.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt in the beautiful courtyard.
April 14: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting will include a special program presentation “World Events at the Time of the American Revolution”, presented by Chapter member Mr. Barrie Walters. The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. The cost for lunch is $20. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities http://pattonpatriots.org.
April 17: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Registered Parliamentarian Gerry Olsen entitled “Nominations and Elections.” Located at the 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, contact Sharon Hillbrant, 479-6738, or zetachi.webstarts.com.
April 20: The East Ventura Community Council. On Thursday presents an environmental specialist who will speak about the upcoming community clean up event, “Clean Up Ventura,” planned for the eastside.
A representative of the Ventura Police Department will present a crime update. Other issues of concern may also be discussed.
The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are always accepted by San Buenaventura Friends of the Library.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road.
The public is encouraged to attend and participate.
For more information contact John McNally, Chairman EVCC 804-7558.
April 23: The Democratic Club of Ventura featured guest speaker will be State Assemblywoman and Assistant Majority Whip Monique Lemon from the 37th Assembly District in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. She will provide insight into the latest actions of our State Legislature.
The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at the IBEW Union Hall, 3994 E. Main St. For more information, VenturaDemocrats.org or Facebook page.
April 25: Don’t miss this chance to see “Hearing Is Believing” on the big screen. Admission is free. The acclaimed new non-fiction feature about Oxnard’s own Rachel Flowers is co-presented by Foresight Releasing, Hearing is Believing Productions, and the Oxnard College Department of Visual & Performing Arts. Q+A w/ producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano, Rachel Flowers, Jeanie Flowers, Dan Flowers, and executive producer Patti Channer. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave.
April 26: 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. 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.
April 29: On Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. international gospel recording artist Michael Harris will be in concert at the Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church featuring Songs and Testimony from the Heart. No charge for admission; a freewill offering will be taken. 6300 Telephone Road. Call Polly at 642-5387 for more information.
April 29: TLC Preschool Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast 196 N. Ashwood Avenue from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. TLC preschool will be hosting a yard sale to raise funds for the upkeep of our school and learning opportunities for our children. $5 pancake breakfast. All proceeds will be benefitting Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool.
April 30: Dr. Ronni Sanlo, LGBTQ activist, educator and author, who will speak about her new young adult book, “The Soldier, The Avatar and the Holocaust.” Presented by Congregation Am HaYam, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.amhayam.com/events or at eventbrite.com for $15 for Dr. Sanlo’s presentation. 4839 Market St.
May 16: Employment Development Department invites you to attend
What Employers Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance Seminar.
EDD Tax Office 4820 McGrath Street, Suite 200 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 866-873-6083. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 866-873-6083 (voice) or TTY 888-547-9565.