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.
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 – 9 p.m. Instruction every night. Located at the Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
Do you know what the present administration’s foreign policy is? Find out the answers to this and other tantalizing questions at the Ventura Discussion Group at the 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. You are invited to bring an interesting topic to discuss.
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.
Assistance League of Ventura County creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” holds its monthly meetings 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 10:00, with guests and new members welcome.
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Telephone: Monday – Thursday 8 – 2 p.m. 643-2458.
Conversational Spanish in a small group setting. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Foster Library 651 E. Main St. Registration not required. For information Louise Vien 643-7064, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 29: Sandpiper Toastmaster Club. 6:30 -7:45 am. Ventura County building. Human Services Agency Office. 855 Partridge Drive 2nd Floor.
Meetings have speeches, table topics, evaluations, free coffee and fun.
Lots of parking outside the building. Thereafter they meet every Wednesday.
Dec. 2: You are cordially invited to attend Jodi Farrell’s Music Studio’s Annual Student Holiday Concert on Saturday, at Ventura Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church at 1956 Palma Drive, Suite A. Showtime 2-4 p.m. Special guests band: Ron Barnett: piano, Jim Rankin: bass, Brad Strickland: guitar, Manon Franklin: drums and Ray Dean Mize: viola. Attendance is free. Donations are most welcome.
Refreshments served following the show.
Dec. 2, 3: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura annual Fine Art and Crafts Fair will take place on Saturday, from 9-2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 3 from 11-1 p.m. The fair features a large variety of art, photography, mosaics, jewelry, stained glass, crafts, textile art and more. The fair will be held in Berg Hall at the church, located at 5654 Ralston St. All are welcome. Ample parking is available in the back of the church.
Dec. 3: Old-Time Country Music Free Country Christmas Concert 2-4 p.m.
Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Blvd. For more information visit www.oldcountry-grassband.com, or call 517-1131
Dec. 3: Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue. Free decorate the Christmas tree Youth and Family Sunday. It’s a potluck 2-5p.m. Children decorate a real live Christmas tree, Light the first Advent candle along with Blessing of the tree and wreath. RSVP Mobile (310) 595-4175 Email: Info@ServantsoftheFather.org
Dec. 14: Come meet the members of Ventura County Professional Women’s Network at the Membership Mix & Mingle. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments and holiday inspired desserts, Thursday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by VCPWN and member Marta Alvarez at YCE. Inc. 1587 Morse Ave., Suite A. For additional info email: VCPWNMembership@gmail.com or 380-6887 Feel free to come in your festive attire.
Dec.16: On Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Amnesty International USA Local Group #452 is holding its annual Write-a-thon at College United Methodist Church, 4300 Telegraph Road on the corner Telegraph and Baylor.
This event is part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, the world’s largest letter writing event, which engages people to speak out on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders and communities at risk from around the world. Drop in between 1- 4 p.m. to write letters. Your hand-written letters, combined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the world, can change the lives of this year’s 12 cases. They furnish paper, pens, stamps, snacks and good company.