Vol. 10, No. 15 – April 26 – May 9, 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.

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

Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Instruction every night. Located at the Mooselodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.

April 26: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Representatives of Ventura College will provide attendees with a preview of the college Facilities Master.  Included will be an update on Adult and Senior Services in Ventura, the official election of CACC officers, a police report, and much more.  Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. on the Ventura College campus.  Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call 644-8695 for more information.

April 27: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America.  The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday.  This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture.  Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main  11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon and meeting.  For more information and reservation Cora Corella at 483-6285.

April 27: Ventura County Bird Club speaker will be Dr. Janet McNeil, DVM.  She will, speak about household items that might be poisonous to our feathered pets.  Dr. McNeil graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and has been practicing here in Ventura since 2000.    A raffle and refreshments will follow the presentation. 7p.m. at the Ventura Moose Lodge #1394, 10267 Telephone Rd.  Attendance is free and all are welcome.  For information call 377-9466 or 488-6244

May 2: Ventura High School will have an Athletic Information Night on Tuesday.  It will be at 6:30 PM in the Tuttle Gym on Poli Street. It will be a chance for new families to VHS to learn about athletic opportunities while in high school.   All VHS head coaches will be in attendance.

May 3:  Ventura County Master Communicators Toastmasters Club, invites the public to its Open House to meet club members special guest speaker, Dan Collier, owner  of  Pizza Man Dan from noon to 1 p.m.  “Ventura County Master Communicators Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills.  Ventura County Medical Center (large 5 story brown building behind VCMC) 3291 Loma Vista Road Bldg. 340 First Floor Academic Auditorium Room 111 every Wednesday from 12:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.

May 3: The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club, (BCNN ) is a group of active women of all ages who  live in Ventura, Oxnard, or Port Hueneme and enjoy many activities. Monthly meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus.  Enter the parking lot from Santa Clara Street. No charge for meeting and no reservation is required.  Hear Dr. Noelle C. Nelson, psychologist, consultant and international speaker.

For additional information, bcnnwomensclub.org or 988-0795   Location of lunch after coffee will be announced at the  meeting.

May 6: Be a Nature Detective:  Saturday, from 9a.m. to 11 a.m. in Santa Paula on Hallock Dr. East

The Nature Conservancy is offering a walk to learn about the art of animal tracking and observation, discover the clues and signs of animal presence along the Santa Clara River. For information guideamy@gmail.com or call Amy 770-853-4715.

May 6: The basis for knowledge in supporting the existence of climate change. Saturday,

10 a.m. to 12p.m. at Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Road in the Applied Science Center Auditorium.
coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m.  David Lea, Professor Department of Earth Science, Affiliate Faculty in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sangwon Suh, Professor Corporate Environmental Management, Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment – Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

May 6: At 7 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura presents the World Pathways Ensemble in Concert in the church sanctuary. This show is an exotic musical journey to Mexico, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and America.

Director John Zeretzke brings together some of the most renowned traditional and contemporary musicians from around the globe to unite together in exploring new territories in the world of music.

The program includes traditional musical styles and folk tunes of the world mixed with European musical concepts and sounds.

A donation of $20 is requested for those 9 and older; and $8 for younger children. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura is located at 5654 Ralston St. For more information about the event, call 798-2480.

May 6:   Audubon   8:30 am   Hedrick Ranch Nature Area.

Sandy Hedrick  340-0478   A bird hike in the Hedrick Ranch Nature Area which is managed by The Friends of Santa Clara River. The birding usually yields some interesting birds including Hairy Woodpecker, Lesser Bells Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, Swainson’s Thrush and  Common Yellowthroat.

May 7   Audubon  8:30 am    Emma Wood/Ventura River Estuary.

David Torfeh  647-3325   Begin at the entrance to Emma Wood State Beach, searching the scrub for sparrows and warblers. The estuary is always an exciting place to bird, and target birds will include: Snowy, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Willet, Whimbrel, Black Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope and Forster’s Tern. There will be a fair amount of walking, so please dress appropriately in layers and comfortable shoes.

May 7: Enjoy Northpointe Baptist Church at 11a.m for their Spring Musical and Barbecue. Free event and childcare is provided during the musical. Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Dr. Call for information 209-550-1433.

May 7: 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.

May 7.  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.  Admission is free.  The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood.  For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

May 7: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, KuanFen Liu Artistic Director will present its annual “Choral Spectacular” concerts Sunday, 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church 1338 E Santa Clara St.    The concert will feature vocal artists Amanda Benjamin, Molly Kohler Pei, Zachary Mendez and Dean Butler, with the Channel Islands Choral Association and CSU Channel Islands University Chorus, Donations of $20 are appreciated.  Youth 18 and under are free.  For more information call 642-8621 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.

May 13: Ventura Beginners PC Users Group will meet on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. to noon for a workshop on Other Things You Can Do in Word at 1220 Cypress Point Lane.   All beginning and intermediate computer users are welcome.  Phone 648-1368 for more information.

May 16: The Pierpont Community Council Board meets at the Marriott Hotel Mezzanine at 7 p.m.  For those of you who have expressed concern about the political complexion of the Board, this is your opportunity to contribute.  Currently seeking a Treasurer and Vice Chair to include in their slate.   If you have an interest please email  dan@scullyleather.com.

May 26: Like to play acoustic music? 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.  4th Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Listeners welcome! Information Mike Wittlin, 750-8281

 

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