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.
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 Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
Ventura County Philatelic Society meets the first and third Mondays each month. Do you collect stamps? Come spend the evening with us. We are a fun group. 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Admission and parking free. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601
Assistance League of Ventura County creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” will hold its regular monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m. more information at assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 643-2458
August 17: East Ventura Community Council: A member of the Surfrider Foundation will present an overview of Surf rider’s various campaigns and talk about opportunities to become involved. Ventura Police Dept. will update the Council on crime and safety in the area. John McNally will present a brief overview of east Ventura development. Books in good condition are accepted by San Buenaventura Friends of the Library. 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, Chairperson, EVCC 804-7558
August 20: 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, 4667 Telegraph Road. 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. Program by Dave Coatsworth on collecting private label watches. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more.. More information can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
August 21: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Jill Martinez entitled “Subsidiary Motions.” 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.
August 23: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Adrienne Stephens from the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will discuss the 14 year-old nonprofit land trust’s ongoing work in the Ventura region. An officer from the VPD will be there to discuss issues related to crime in the area. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. on the Ventura College campus. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. CACC represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126. Call 644-8695 or 844-4158 for more information.
August 27: The Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network is hosting its signature, “Write for Your Rights”, event to bring together our community’s collective voice during a time when threats to reproductive rights are at an all time high. The event will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street. VCRRN will have letters on a range of reproductive health care topics prepared for the public to sign. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Ample parking is provided in the lot in the rear of the building
Sept. 3: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours 1 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. For information 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
Sept. 5: Cardiologist, Dr. Omid Fatemi, will talk about the latest restorative heart advances at the Tuesday program of Mended Hearts. The presentation will be in the Nichols Auditorium on the 8th floor of Community Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fatemi is a frequently requested speaker due to his easy-to-understand presentations and is very open to questions from the audience. The program, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, is open to the public and is free.
Sept. 13: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop on the techniques of image processing followed by the showing of member images. A professional photographer will critique member’s prints and digital images. This is not a competition but rather an anonymous discussion of the images.. 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