Events by Ana Baker
Free Adult Grief & Bereavement Support Groups
Every Wednesday, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free for anyone who has lost someone within the last 2 years.
Receive emotional and educational support.
Free Joint Replacement Classes
2nd Monday of the Month (September 9), held from 4– 5 p.m. Free informational class that teaches you what to expect pre and post-surgery. Living with Type 2 and Pre-Diabetes Classes
1st Tuesday of the Month (September 3), from 1:00 – 2:30pm. Free informational class that teaches you how to manage your life with diabetes.
Held at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 109. Call (805) 642-0239 for more information.
The Compassionate Friends of West Ventura County is a support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child. Parents, grandparents, and siblings (over age 14) are all welcome. The first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, Canada Larga room, 3451 Foothill Road. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay at (805) 836-9100.
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. Poinsettia Pavilion. Ballroom, swing, Latin and line dancing. $10 members, $12 non-members. Free dance lessons 6:45 – 7:15p.m. Call Rick (805) 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
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.
Cross Town Hikers on Wednesday nights for a moderate-paced hike from the cross, a walk out to the end of the pier, and a stroll along the Promenade back to the Museum. Four miles with an 800’ elevation gain. Meet at 7 p.m. sharp at the fountain across the street from the Mission. Join Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/
The members of the Ventura Investment Group meet on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events. Topics cover current events that affect stocks, funds, real estate, and interest-bearing investments. The meeting is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street. Visitors and potential members are welcomed. There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.
Musicians’ Sober Support Meetup @ FIND (A Friend in Deed) every Monday night 7 – 9 p.m. Bring acoustic instrument(s) for jamming after sharing support for sobriety.
Bell Arts-Studio 39-432 Ventura Ave. For further information A.Friend.In.Deed.Ventura@gmail.com.
The Ventura County Philatelic Society meet 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. Contact: Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa) is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence in the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. Every Friday at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston (enter through side door off parking lot). Information Deva 805-814-5650 or Maryann
The Ventura Rotary Club, Ventura Downtown Lions Club and the Salvation Army of Ventura have partnered to bring the community a free Eye Clinic. The goal and vision are to provide free eyeglasses for those in need. Patients are seen each Tuesday from 9 – 11 a.m., walk-ins only first come first served. The Eye Clinic is located inside the Salvation Army Hope Center. 155 S Oak St.
Ventura County Cribbage Association Grass Roots Local Club meets weekly. Located at Pizzaman Dan’s 444 E. Santa Clara on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. More information Kerry 805-643-7683
August 28: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates and other issues of community interest will be discussed. The Council meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. CACC represents citizens in Council District 3, neighborhoods between Dunning/Lemon Grove and Hill Road, north of Hwy. 126. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.
August 31: The Ventura Tennis Club, in partnership with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, are hosting a bi-annual Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 10-4 p.m.
At the Camino Real Park Tennis courts. The day will include clinics for adults
And kids from 10-12 p.m. with the City staff pro. After a break for refreshments, rafﬂe, games and announcements there will be organized doubles play in the afternoon. The Ventura Tennis Club is a non-proﬁt community-based club bringing tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities together for social and competitive play. For more Information: http://www.venturatennisclub.com and look for us on Facebook.
August 31: The Ventura County Dart Association (VCDA), who runs a very active dart league throughout the county, is having a Dart Clinic/Social to give instruction to anybody interested in learning how to play darts or improving on their technique. The event starts at 2pm and will be held at The Bench Warmer 1855 E. Main St. There will be league member on hand to teach games, give instruction, and talk about ways of entering the league and league events. Any dart shooter, or perspective dart shooter, is encouraged to attend. 21 and over only for this event. There will be a raffle for dart supplies, with proceeds to benefit the Association, and a ‘just for fun’ tournament after the event. For more information vcda.org or Facebook #805Darts.
There is also a regular Thursday night league that just started the Fall season.
Ventura Audubon Society September Events
Sept: 8, 8:30 a.m. Emma Wood State Beach Leader: Adele Fergusson 805 415-4304
We will meet at the entrance to Emma Wood State Beach birding that area and then across the sand dunes to the Ventura River Estuary. The estuary is always an exciting place to bird, and target birds will include Snowy, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Willet, Whimbrel, Black Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope and Forster’s Tern.
Sept: 10, 7:30 p.m. VAS Monthly Program: VenturaWaterPure – a Ventura City project in potable water reuse including the potential impact on the Water Treatment Plant Wildlife Ponds. Lauren Bueling will be presenting at the Poinsettia Pavilion – 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura (Free to the Public)
Sept: 21, 8:30 a.m. Santa Clara River Estuary/Surfers Knoll. Leader: Cody Swanson 805-304-2505
We’ll begin at Surfers Knoll and walk the coastline to the estuary. Target Birds include Western Snowy Plovers, Ruddy and Black Turnstones and hopefully Surfbirds which are always an exciting treat.
Sept: 28, 8:30 a.m. Carpinteria Salt Marsh Leader: Rocky Ludes 805-208-9648
The Salt Marsh Reserve is an excellent birding location due to the estuary, wetlands, and upland habitats. Special birds of concern can be found here including Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, and the White-tailed Kite. Several species of heron are often seen together.
Sept. 1: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.
Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd.
Music on stage. Jamming Room Open. Free Admission. Free parking
Open to Public. For more information call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA
Sept 1: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets 197 N. Ashwood. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Sept. 3: Mended Hearts of Ventura will meet at 11:45 a.m. at The Courtyard by Marriott Hotels, 600 E Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. The speaker will be Alan Laird, MD about Stem Cell therapy. For Details, call 805-218-8810
Sept. 3: The Ventura Retired Men’s Group meets at noon on the first and third Tuesdays each month in the Santa Paula room of the Poinsettia Pavilion, for lunch, activities, and a program speaker on a topic of interest. Drop in by 11:30 a.m., and they will buy you lunch. Bob Likins at 805-587-1233
Sept. 4: BCNN is a women’s social club open to ladies who reside in Ventura, Oxnard and Pt Hueneme. We have 40 activities to share common interests. Learn more at http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/. Our monthly Coffee-Speaker meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St. Guests are welcome a couple times before becoming a member; dues are $30/year. Speaker JoAnna LaForce, pharmacist and health naturalist, will cover “Everything You Want to Know about Cannabis but Don’t Know Who to talk to.”
Sept. 7: On the “First Saturday” of each month the Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura conduct an introductory class on Fly Fishing and Casting the Fly Rod. There is no charge, and all are welcome. Whether you an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice we want to help you learn and enjoy this great sport. If you don’t have a fly rod, don’t worry, just come and use one of ours. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9-11a.m., in East Ventura Bob Smith (805) 647-3522 www.sespeflyfishers.org
Sept. 8: Ventura First United Methodist Church and College United Methodist Church are pleased to welcome the Reverends Matt and Erin McPhee as co-pastors appointed to serve both churches.
One opportunity to meet the new pastors is on Sunday, from 9- 12p.m. at Ventura First UMC’s Fall Kick-Off. The festivities will begin with worship services at 9 a.m. Activities for children will begin during Sunday School at 9:30 am, and will continue at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., hamburgers, hot dogs, dessert, table service, and beverages will be provided; if possible, attendees are encouraged to bring a side to share. 1338 E Santa Clara Street with worship on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. 4300 Telegraph Rd., with worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. For more information 805-643-8621 or email@example.com.
Sept. 10: Out in the County! A Ventura Sierra Club Educational Series
5:30 p.m. at EP Foster Library Topping Room, 651 E. Main St.
The Beauty and Benefits of the Santa Clara River. Featuring Jim Danza, AICP
Chair, Friends of the Santa Clara River Oxnard College Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Science. Subject is,” Will you ever be able to hike and bike along the Santa Clara River?”
Sept. 14: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from all over Ventura County CA are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention. The annual Ventura County Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the Los Angeles/Central Coast Chapter will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, at Constitution Park in Camarillo. This walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide 20 percent by the year 2025.
Sept. 21: For Bookkeepers and Business Owners. The Bookkeepers Association of Ventura County will present a seminar from 9-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the Ventura Adult Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road. The seminar “From Employment to Retirement” will feature Kathleen Fellows of Light Gabler Law Firm; Michael Colitti, Human Resource Specialist and Michael Mansfield, Certified Financial Planner at The Lynd Group. Cost $70 for members; $85 for non-members (additional $10 at the door). A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Visit http://www.bavc-online.org, to sign up or call Donna Gordon at 805-218-1425 for more information.