Events by Ana Baker
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30-9:45pm. Poinsettia Pavilion. Ballroom, swing, Latin and line dancing. $10 members, $12 non-members. Dance lessons 6:45-7:15. $5 for couple $3 for single. 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
Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 – 9 p.m. Instruction provided. Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
Tuesday semi-monthly meetings of the Ventura Retired Men’s Group meets on the first and fifteenth at the Ventura Elks Lodge. Men in or near retirement are encouraged to gather after 11 a.m. for a social good time, lunch($15) at noon, and a program to follow. Steve Carroll has details at 642-1359.
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. We have excellent speakers – leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. from our area. Come share with us 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. 25: The College Area Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. Richard Atmore will speak about the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust, the home of Two Trees. Discussion of the move to city council election by districts. An officer from the VPD will be there. Wright Event Center at 57 Day adjacent to the Event Center. Call 644-8695 for more information.
Oct. 25: 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.
Oct.26: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America 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,. at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon. For more information and reservation, Cora Corella at 483-6285.
Oct. 27: The Nature Conservancy is hosting a free bird walk at Ormond Beach to look for fall migrants passing through on their way south for the winter. The walk is about 1 1/2 miles and flat. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. Friday, from 8-10 a.m. Ormond Beach bird walk, end of Arnold Rd. Amy at email@example.com.
Oct. 27: Free 10th Annual All-saints, All-souls, and Halloween Fun for All the Family.
Friday, from 6- 9p.m. Pizza at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Saintly Tricks & Treats, 7 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Contest,
8 p.m. “When the saints go marching in” Musical Chairs Game. Prizes and gifts. Servants of the Father of Mercy 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A. RSVP with how many little souls and big souls attending Bro. Joseph 595-4175
Oct. 28: Ghosts of Santa Barbara and the Ojai Valley meet the author and book signing. Eerie Tales of the famous and infamous fill the pages of Evie Ybarra’s intriguing new book. Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery. Saturday, 12-2 p.m. 540. E. Main Street. Free. Contact Angela at 628-3540 for full details.
Oct. 28, 29, 31: “Houdini’s Secret Life” radio drama with Celeb Host Joe Mantegna. He reveals lesser known aspects of America’s first super hero. News Talk 1590 KVTA Saturday 28th at 5-9 p.m.; Sunday 29th at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Tuesday 31st at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The one hour, commercial free broadcast is presented by Every Now and Then Theatre and Conejo Players Theatre. Show benefits area foster children.
Nov. 4: Rona Barret book signing at the Bank of Books, 1 – 3 p.m., 748 East Main St. Hollywood’s Variety Magazine calls her “the lady who turned entertainment coverage into big biz.” She is the Founder and CEO of The Rona Barrett Foundation, the catalyst behind Santa Ynez Valley’s first affordable senior housing, the Golden Inn & Village.
Nov.5: Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Blvd. Sunday from 2-4 p.m. “Old Country Grass Band”.
Nov.5: Open house at the Dudley Historic Museum. In addition to docent-led tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum from 1- 4 p.m. Freddie the American Mini Horse will be in attendance for photos and buggy rides from 1:30 – 3 p.m. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood. For information please call 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
Nov.8: National Family Caregivers Month. The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group joins with many local and national Caregiver Support organizations in observance of National Family Caregivers Month and recognition of the challenges family caregivers face when their loved ones need Caregiving Around the Clock. See senior section for full details.