Vol. 10, No. 24 – Aug 30 – Sept 12, 2017 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick 415-8842 for more information.

DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) confidential, peer-led, self-help support groups. Tuesday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church at 6950 Ralston St. Email DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 253-3289 for more information. 1-3p.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 – 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 is a welcome atmosphere to talk and joke, hear a speaker on a variety of relevant topics. Steve at 642-1359

Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 – 9 p.m. Instruction every night. 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. 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Admission and parking free. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601

Mended Hearts of Ventura meet the first Tuesday each month at the Community Memorial Hospital – 8th floor. Excellent speakers – leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. Come share with us if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. 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 begins at 10 a.m., guests and new members welcome.

Find more information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or email alvconline@hotmail.com.

Telephone Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 643-2458

Support group for depression and bipolar disorder 6:30-8 p.m. DBSA Ventura County is a free weekly peer-led support group meeting on the Encounter Bible Fellowship Church campus, upstairs, 6950 Ralston St. 633-0736 for recorded information or visit www.DBSAlliance.org.

Sept.2: The Ventura Tennis Club, in partnership with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, is hosting a Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 10- 3 p.m. at the Camino Real Tennis Park. Events will include clinics for adults and kids from 10 – 11:30 a.m. along with racquet demos. After the clinics, food and refreshments for club members and their guests. Information: http://www.venturatennisclub.com

Sept. 3: Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Blvd, Sunday from 2- 4 p.m., “Old Country Grass Band”.

Sept.3: Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions monthly meeting Sunday 3 – 5 p.m. Ron Whitehurst will discuss the Ventura Food Co-op which is seeking 1250 members in order to open a grocery store. The co-op’s focus would be on good food for the value with the farmer, and employees getting a fair price or wage, stimulating the local economy and promoting resiliency vs cheap food. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. More information: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ventura%20food%20co-op

Sept. 6: The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club, (BCNN ) is a group of active women of all ages who enjoy activities such as hiking, bridge, dining, wine outings, etc. Held at the Knights of Columbus from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Enter the parking lot from Santa Clara Street. No charge for meeting and no reservations are required. Fashion Show with clothes provided by Chicos.

Sept.8: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution September luncheon meeting will feature annual awards program to honor members of the chapter, with a special award of the SAR War Service medal to Col. Martin Spann. At 11:30 a.m., Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends and visitors are welcome to join. Lunch is $20 per person. 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 http://pattonpatriots.org

Sept. 9: The workshop for the Beginners PC Users Group will be on Manipulating Images at 9:15 a.m. and the 11 a.m. main program on DNA for Genealogy by Teri Reynolds. In the third floor lounge of Cypress Place Independent Living, 1220 Cypress Point. All beginning and intermediate computer users are welcome to attend. Call 648-1368 for future information.

Sept. 9&10: Free Community Weekend Theatrical Acting Workshops.The WAV, 175 S. Ventura Ave.

Saturday & Sunday 7pm- 9pm.

Be inspired to learn artistic spontaneous acting in our Theater Gallery. Instructor Kytriena Payseno teaches theatrical structure and acting elements to create, collaborate, and build community “For The Fun Of It”. Props and scripts provided in a relaxing atmosphere. This amazing presentation is for kids and family. Everyone welcome, donations are welcomed to help our needy kid artists . WAVart.org

Sept. 13: Come discover how exercise can help you keep living, laughing and moving with the Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group on Wednesday from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted. For more details see article in Senior Section of this issue or call Patty at 766-6070.

Sept. 14: The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network (VCPWN), is hosting their monthly dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center 5880 Olivas Park Dr. A wonderful way to network with local business owners, artisans & crafters, and the members of VCPWN. Register for dinner online at www.vcpwn.org. Kimya Waddell, will be sharing with us the Power of Affirmations.

For more information www.vcpwn.org.

Sept. 16: Laubach Literacy of Ventura County is offering a free workshop to help volunteers learn to become English as Second Language (ESL) tutors of adults. The workshop will be held at Barrister Executive Suites in Ventura Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m. lunch will be provide. Directions will be given upon registration. Various methods and materials for teaching English to adults will be demonstrated and taught during the workshop.

For more information call 385-9584 or www.laubachventura.org.

Sept. 23: The Bookkeepers Association of Ventura County will present a seminar from 9 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, at the Ventura Adult Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road. This seminar will consist of Preparing Quick books for Taxes, Quick books Online Set Up, and Transactions and Bank Fees. The seminar costs $65 for members, $85 for non-members, $95 for the seminar and a 6-month membership, or $95 at the door, space permitting. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Visit http://www.bavc-online.org or call Donna Gordon at 218-1425 for more information.

Sept. 30: Channel Islands Carvers CCG Chapter 15 “One Great Day of Carving”. Wood Carving Show at the Ventura Masonic Lodge 482 E. Santa Clara St. from 10 – 4 p.m. Free admission. Family friendly event

Mary 758-3156 or Mike (818)314-4134

Oct.14: CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank presents the President’s Dinner & Concert featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. For their annual fundraising event that promotes the importance of higher education and raises funds to create opportunities for CSU Channel Islands’ students. Saturday, at the Libbey Bowl, Ojai. Tickets: VIP- $250, General Reserved- $40. Purchase tickets at GO.CSUCI.EDU/PC17

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