Vol. 11, No. 13 – Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30 – 9:45p.m. 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.

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. 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.

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Admission and parking are free. Come for a great evening.

Bill Garner 320-1601 or vcpsforyou@lycos.com

Mended Hearts of Ventura. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Group meets the first Tuesday each month at noon at Lemon Wood Mobile Homes, 850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, and Dietitians etc. from our area.

Richard Hatcher at 644-2733.

Letters for the Lost, an exhibit marking the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, commemorates the lives lost during one of America’s worst civil engineering disasters of the 20th century. Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. The exhibit runs through July 16. 26 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit venturamuseum.org or call 525-3100.

Sandbox Coffeehouse is celebrating its 6 year Anniversary. They will be celebrating this weekend with live music, gourmet tacos- and beer and wine, served every day. Sandbox Coffeehouse would like to thank Ventura and its partners for their support and kindness. 204 East Thompson Blvd. www.sandboxcoffeehouse.com www.facebook.com/sandboxcoffehouse

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Mar.28: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The program will include a discussion of recent rainstorms and the fire recovery process and a consideration of the proposal to change CACC boundaries to align with the new City Council District 3. Matt LaVere, Council member. Ventura Police Department and Ventura College will be there to discuss neighborhood issues. CACC represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126. Call 644-8695 for more information.”

Mar. 31: Author, Gary Gasaway will be appearing at Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. at 1p.m. After the meet and greet, there will be a signing of The Coach’s Chronicles III. 643-3154

Audubon events:

Apr. 1: 8:30 a.m. Ojai Meadows Raeann Koerner 701-1919. This beautiful preserve is a birding hotspot and includes a restored wetland and native plantings .

Apr. 7: 9 a.m. Work Day Hedrick Ranch Nature Area (HRNA) Spring Clean Up Sandy Hedrick 340-0478.

Arrive at 8 a.m. for self-guided birding which usually yields some interesting birds. This will be our Spring Clean Up.

Apr. 11: 8:30 a.m. Lake Casitas, Adele Fergusson 415-4304

We will be looking for hummingbirds, grosbeaks, gnatcatchers as well as ducks, geese and waterfowl. Hopefully we will see a Bald Eagle.

Apr. 15: 8 a.m. Krotona Institute Jesse Grantham ojaiswimmer@gmail.com

Krotona Institute is a theosophical study center, with acres of beautiful grounds, including grasslands, pines, oaks, and ornamental plants with a lot of water features.

Apr. 22: 2 p.m. Ventura Settling Ponds, Frank DeMartino 906-8733

The settling ponds at the Ventura Harbor is a reliable place to find ducks, grebes, gulls and terns, as well as songbirds and raptors.

Apr. 28: 8:30 a.m. Emma Woods Linda Easter (818) 519-2833

We will begin at the entrance to Emma Wood State Beach and follow the path that leads through the willow forest. The estuary is always an exciting place to bird, and target birds.

Apr. 5: The Ventura County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Bard Mansion on the NBVC Port Hueneme. The meeting includes Lunch and a presentation by Mike Pettit, Director, Ventura County IT Department. Tickets cost $15 per person paid at the door. Call Jon at 642-6748 for more information.

Apr.8: On Sunday at 2 p.m. the Ventura Friends of the Library & Museum of Ventura County, presents the Tri-County premiere of the film EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library.

Located in the Museum Pavilion. Free to the public, the event marks the opening of National Library Week. There will be an intermission with light refreshments provided by the Museum’s Volunteer Docent Council. Mary Olson 223-1187

Apr.8: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. performance – Sunday, 2:30-4:30 meeting at new location… Knights Of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa ,Ventura.

Free admission, free parking in the rear, Open to public. For more information visit Facebook OTCBGMA or call 517-1131.

Apr.10: Ventura Audubon Society presents Allison Alvarado who will be discussing her past and current research with Hermit Thrushes. Allison Alvarado is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Cal State University Channel Islands. She has worked with Hawaiian Honeycreepers on the Big Island, Fairy Wrens in Australia, Neotropical migrants in Alaska, and the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike. Discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion.

Apr. 11: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 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. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. See the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com

Apr. 14: The Ventura Personal Computer Users Group will meet Saturday, at the Cypress Place Active Senior Living building, 1220 Cypress Place. A workshop on manipulating picture files will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Q&A session, and presentation at 11 a.m. by Bonnie Wiley on Primrose Excursions. Everyone who would like to know more about their computer or excursions is welcome to attend any or all sessions. For more information 648-1368.

Apr.21: Learn all about growing water saving California native plants. Members of the Master Gardeners club of Ventura will be available to offer free instruction to the public on how to plant and care for California native plants. Located at 1901 Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor. Plants for sale will be available in front of the National Park Service visitor center. Saturday 9a.m. until 1 p.m.

 

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