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. Call Rick 415-8842 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, besides a healthy, satisfying meal, supplies a welcome atmosphere to talk and joke, hear a speaker on a variety of relevant topics. 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.
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
Jan. 7: 9 a.m. Work Day Fillmore Fish Hatchery Leader: Sandy Hedrick 340-0478
This is a new venue for restoration planting for the balance of this work season. Planting native plants. Meet at the Fish Hatchery which is located to the right off Highway 126 just 1.2 miles East of Fillmore and 26 miles from Ventura.
Jan. 13: 8:30 a.m. Santa Clara River Estuary/Surfers Knoll Leader: Kay Regester 258-1025
Jan. 15: 8:30 a.m. Walter B. Miranda Park, part of Bubbling Springs, and J Street Canal to the Port Hueneme Beach. Leader: Adele Fergusson 415-4304.
Bubbling Springs is a fantastic place to view many gulls and ducks up close such as Mallards and Widgeons etc.
Jan. 6: Sarah Sheena will be appearing at Bank of Books in downtown Ventura from 1- 3p.m. After the meet and greet, there will be a reading and signing of the 5 Star novel, Western Witches and Warlocks, A Journey Into Eternity. A Journey into Eternity is a well-told story that clearly demonstrates the very real struggle of young people weighing their spiritual options and choosing their path.
Jan. 7: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1- 4 p.m. accompanied by period music in the parlor and upstairs library landing. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets. For information please call 642-3345 or visit www.dudleyhouse.org.
Jan. 9: Bald Eagle Recovery on the Channel Islands by Annie Little. Poinsettia Pavilion, at 7:30 p.m. The program will focus on the 37-year effort to restore bald eagles back to the Channel Islands after their disappearance by the 1960s due to impacts from the chemical DDT. Annie Little has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the past 21 years. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution.
Jan. 10: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop. This will be followed by the showing of member images. A professional photographer from the area will critique member’s prints and digital images. See the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com or call 908-5663.
Jan. 10: Start the New Year with hope for better treatments, a cure for PD and the knowledge that you are not alone. Join the Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group as they host Wayne Pickerell, Vice President and Clinical Research Manager of Neurosearch, Inc. Wednesday, 1- 3 p.m. at The Lexington Assisted Living. For more details see full article in the Senior Section of this edition of the Ventura Breeze.
Jan. 12: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution meeting will feature “How the American Revolution Really Started” presented by historian Robert Dempster. Friday, at 11:30 a.m., in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant 1295 S. Victoria Ave. If you choose to join for lunch, cost is $20 per person. Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, http://pattonpatriots.org.
Jan. 13: Day of Mindfulness with the Venerable Kusala, 10 – 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friendship Sangha of the Heart. Kusala, an American born Buddhist Monk ordained in the Zen tradition of Vietnam, for a Day of Mindfulness at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura. Get more information and register at www.FriendshipSangha.org/dom .
Jan 14: 5—9 pm. Kanga Live Performance & Artists Talk in the Art City Gallery. $5 Suggested donation. Kanga (8—9 pm) is an electronic musician from Los Angeles. Described as “heavy and haunting” by Electronic Beats Magazine, Kanga’s style incorporates hyper-surrealistic pop with viscerally intense instrumentals. Art City Gallery holds its Grand Opening Exhibition Artists Talk (5-7 pm), presenting current exhibition painter Mike Tiné along with sculptors JoAnne Duby, Greg Kailian, and Chris Provenzano. Moderated by Dr. Sophia Kidd, along with panel experts.