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
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.
July 5: Historian Connie Kornstein presents a living history of early Oxnard through the eyes of Frances Kaufman Petit. Frances tells exciting stories of Oxnard in the Wild West days and the coming of the Sugar Beet Factory. The Tales of Early Oxnard will be held at the Olivas Adobe Exhibition Hall, 4200 Olivas Park Dr., at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters.
July 10: Justice For All invites you to attend their Summer Social for Justice to connect, share and build community to keep the human and environmental rights movement marching forward towards a better future for all on Monday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Tavern – 211 E Santa Clara St. The gathering will be a relaxing evening with a chance to reconnect and feel inspired again — a way to recapture the energy of the March for Justice. Participants will hear success stories and learn how to become involved in shaping the future of Ventura County. The mixer also marks the six month anniversary of Justice for All’s inaugural event, the March for Justice. RSVP to JusticeForAllVC@gmail.com
July 12: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. A professional photographer from the area will critique member’s prints and digital images. The topic for July is “Speed”. Chris Zsarney will be the judge for July. 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 and examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
July 14: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution July luncheon meeting will include a special program presentation “Samuel Gorton – My Colonial Ancestor and Religious Maverick “, presented by Eric Stassforth. The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. If you choose to join for lunch, cost 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 SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit http://pattonpatriots.org.
July 15: Cellist Andrea Landin, guitarist Michelle Rosenblum aka “Melody Bird,” banjo player Donna Lynn Caskey, pianist Shelby Figueroa, and multi-media artist Amber Bassett will combine their diverse talents in a collaborative concert entitled Women In The Round: VOICES. Event will be held at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. Admission is by voluntary suggested donation of $15 to $20 at the door with a portion of proceeds supporting Bell Arts’ community, education, and youth programs.
July 16: 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. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. This month’s program will be a presentation by Matt Bonaccorso on his Mayer Brothers Street Clock. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5. Watches & clocks will be on display. More information can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
July 17, 31 August 7, 21: Toastmasters bi-Monthly meeting of the Poinsettia Club focuses on public speaking, presentation fundamentals and leadership skills. Work with gestures, vocal variation, awareness of um’s and ah’s, visual aids such as power point, delivery of inspirational speeches, and giving meaningful evaluations. The small group permits plenty of speaking opportunities for all. Free to guests. Held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Partners Room 801 S. Victoria Suite 201.
July 29: Join the Ventura Family YMCA at their 18th annual 5k run/walk and one-mile survivors’ walk for LiveSTRONG at the YMCA. 7 a.m. check-in, 5K starts at 8 a.m. Registration/Race Start Location Ventura Family YMCA, 3760 Telegraph Rd. All proceeds benefit the community through the Y’s Open Doors scholarship program. For more information, contact Sherry Gutsch at 642.2131 x20 or Sherry.Gutsch@ciymca.org