Events by Ana Baker
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30-9:45pm. Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin and line dancing. $10 members, $12 non-members. Dance lessons 6:45-7:15 $5 for couple $3 for single. Call Rick 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.
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? 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. from our area. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601.
DBSA Ventura County support group for depression and bipolar disorder meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. A free weekly peer-led support group meeting at the Encounter Bible Fellowship Church campus, upstairs, Room 426/428, 6950 Ralston St. 633-0736 for recorded information or visit www.DBSAlliance.org.
Oct.11: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Oct.13: Messy Church Coming Friday. Think church is boring? You won’t with Messy Church, a Fun evening for every age. Crafts, Games, Music, Celebration and Dinner. Make new friends, build great community and connect. Fun starts at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Free at Ventura First, 1338 E. Santa Clara. More fumcventura.org or call 643-8621
Oct.13: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution October luncheon meeting will feature “How the American Revolution Really Started” presented by historian Robert Dempster. Friday, at 11:30 a.m. in the Garden Room at Marie Callender’s Restaurant. If you wish lunch $20. For additional information call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. http://pattonpatriots.org.
Oct. 14: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mark your calendar and join in the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation’s Anniversary BreastFEST. 8:30 am at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura. Come meet some very special women and learn how they are leaving their mark in the world.
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Oct. 14: 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 meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program.
This month’s program will be presented by David Spong on Fabricating a Verge for an English Clock.
More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Oct.16: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Registered Parliamentarian Gerry Olsen entitled “Preparing Parliamentary Opinions.” Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St. Those wishing to eat should arrive at 6 p.m. Membership is $25 per year. For information, contact Sharon Hillbrant, 479-6738, or check out zetachi.webstarts.com.
Oct. 17: Retired men are invited to drop in at the Ventura Elks lodge for a lunch meeting with The Ventura Retired Men’s Group. Besides a healthy meal, there will be a program on some interesting topic, jokes and raffles and an enjoyable few hours. Steve Carroll can provide details at 642-1359.
Oct. 19: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be conducted at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. meeting begins at 10 a.m., with guests and new members welcome. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs.
assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or Email email@example.com. Telephone: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 643-2458
Oct.19: A representative of the Ventura Police Dept. will update the Council on crime and safety in the area. Tara Carruth of the Ventura County Continuum of Care will speak on “Solutions to Homelessness,” and Janis Flippen, of the Kimball Park Farmer’s Market will talk about the Thursday Farmer’s Market. The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. For more information contact John McNally, Chairperson, EVCC 804-7558