Category Archives: Community Events

Vol. 11, No. 25 – Sept 12 – Sept 25, 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.

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. Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.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.

Contact Richard Hatcher at 644-2733.

Cross Town Hikers join in on Wednesday nights for a moderate-paced hike that includes views of Ventura 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-foot elevation gain. Meet at 7 p.m. sharp at the fountain across the street from the Mission. For more information: www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/

Ventura Investment Group meets on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events.  Topics cover current events that affect stocks, funds, real estate, etc. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street.  Visitors and potential members are welcomed.

Ventura Retired Men’s Group at the Ventura Elk lodge at 11:30 a.m.  on the first or third Tuesday of the month. Stop in and introduce yourself for a complimentary lunch, interesting program, and a relaxing good time with your peers. Give Bob Likins a call at 805-587-1233 for details

Musicians’ Sober Support Meetup @ FIND (A Friend in Deed) every Monday night 6-9 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.

Are you a stamp collector? 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. Come for a great evening. Contact: Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or sockonthenose@gmail.com

When a child dies, The Compassionate Friends (TCF) can help a family move forward through the grief journey. The Compassionate Friends provides a safe and supportive place where grieving parents, grandparents and siblings over age 16 can come speak openly about their child, express feelings about loss. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.  Sept 19,Oct 3, Oct 17,Nov 6, Nov 21,Dec 5, Dec 19 For more information, contact Laura Lindsay, tcfventura@gmail.com,

Sept.14: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
September luncheon meeting will feature the chapter’s annual awards program.
11:30 a.m. Friday in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, visitors are welcome to join us.  If you choose to join us for lunch, cost is $20 per person.  For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, call Bill Bays (805) 650-3036 or Robert Taylor (805)216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, visit t http://pattonpatriots.org.

Sept. 14: Land & Sea Food Truck Feast Friday from 4-7 p.m. Located at the Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center Marina Park. Bring family and friends to Marina Park for a free picnic-style gathering. Take a family sailboat ride, 2-4 members with a center instructor for $10 and learn more about what the City of Ventura’s local sailing center has to offer you. Food trucks, kids’ activities, and more will be on hand to round out the evening.

Sept.15: The Los Padres Ski and Social Club will be participating in the Coastal Clean-up day on Saturday, from 9 am to noon. Meet at the entrance to Marina Park, on the corner of Pierpont and Greenock Lane. Join in on this worldwide coastal clean-up event and, in doing so, get to know some of the LPSC members. You might just decide to become a member yourself. Look for members wearing their black LPSC shirts.

The Coastal Clean-up organizers will provide some clean-up supplies. You should wear closed-toe shoes, have gloves and a bucket.  For more information http://www.vccoastcleanup.org/

Sept. 15: The Nature Conservancy is hosting the annual Coastal Cleanup Day in partnership with the Ventura County Coalition for Coastal & Inland Waterways. Ormond beach, 301 McWane Blvd, Oxnard from 9-12 p.m. TNC will provide clean up materials, bags, gloves, trash grabbers. Please wear durable shoes and sun protection. There are no facilities at this location. Must be 14 or older to volunteer. Please visit www.vccoastcleanup.org/our-sponsors for more details.

Sept. 15,16: The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a two-day course, Boater Safety and Seamanship. This will qualify you for the California Boaters Card. Register by e-mail or contact:  Bill Wicks, ocnblue@pacbell.net (805) 647-8786 (805) 320-6028

Station Channel Island Auxiliary Training Deck 4202 S. Victoria Ave. Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 -5:30 p.m. Course Cost: $60 (includes book)

Register by Saturday the 15th.

Sept. 16: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11a.m.  The program this month will be a presentation by Bill Robinson on “Early American Clocks”. Bill is a long-time collector of American clocks from the first part of the 19th centura..  $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5. Watches, clocks & tools will be on display and for sale. www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Sept. 18: Life Source Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church , 1555 Poli St. Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar.

Study  James by Beth Moore and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild

Cost for two books and registration is $45.00. Scholarships and childcare available with prior notice. 805-648-2737 for more information or cpcventura.org

Sept.20: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street. 10 a.m. Men and women are welcome, and there is no age requirement.

Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Find more information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, email alvconline@hotmail.com.
805-643-2458 Monday – Thursday 8 – 2 p.m.

Sept.22: Ormond beach and wetland hike hosted by The Nature Conservancy. Come visit Ormond beach with a naturalist and discover the flora and fauna of the wetland and beach habitat. See the endangered Snowy Plovers and beach comb on one of the least visited beaches in Ventura County. Meet at Ormond beach at the end of Arnold Rd 9-11a.m. Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Sept. 26: 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 answer questions. The Council meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center.  collegeareacouncil.com/map or (805) 644-8695 for more information.

Sept.30: 8:30-10:30a.m.  Get out and go Adventure Hike hosted by The Nature Conservancy.   The Nature Conservancy has done a restoration here and the Santa Clara River may be still flowing a little.  Be prepared to get dirty and have an adventure. Durable hiking shoes, water, or walking stick. There are no facilities at this location. There is a gas station on the corner of 126 and Hallock Dr.  250 S Hallock Dr. Santa Paula, Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Vol. 11, No. 25 – Sept 12 – Sept 25, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Robin Nahin, owner of Firestick Pottery, will visit the Ojai Library on Saturday, September 29, at 1 p.m. to teach a hands-on pottery workshop. This interactive workshop will allow participants to learn the basics of working with clay to create art.

Clay is a magical material—use it to turn your fantasy into a real piece of art. You can take your project home with you or go to the Firestick Pottery Studio to have it kiln-fired.

All ages welcome to attend. There is no charge, and all materials will be included. Space is limited, and you can make your reservation by calling (805) 272-8760 or by email at info@firestickpottery.com.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Vol. 11, No. 24 – Aug 29 – Sept 11, 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.

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.

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.

Contact Richard Hatcher at 644-2733.

Cross Town Hikers join in on Wednesday nights for a moderate-paced hike that includes views of Ventura 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-foot 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.

Retired men might enjoy a visit to a meeting of the Ventura Retired Men’s Group at the Ventura Elks lodge at 11:30 a.m.  on the first or third Tuesday of the month. Stop in and introduce yourself for a complimentary lunch, interesting program, and a relaxing good time with your peers. Give Bob Likins a call at 805-587-1233 for details

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 Channel Islands Bike Club is Ventura County’s largest recreational road cycling club. They are working to make Ventura County a bicycling destination and to share the benefits of bicycling for health, recreation, sport, and transportation. Both beginners and experts are welcome.

They provide free public programs on the second Wednesday of each month at the Museum of Ventura County at 100 East Main St. Doors open at 6:30pm with a no-host beer/wine bar. The program starts at 7:00pm with interesting speakers who share their knowledge and adventures.

They also host group bike rides several days per week. Additional information about the bike club is online at www.cibike.org or Bill Faulkner, Grants Director at 648-1426.

Are you a stamp collector? 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 (805) 320-1601 or sockonthenose@gmail.com


Audubon Events

Sept. 8: 8:30 a.m.  Emma Wood State Beach, Adele Fergusson 805- 415-4304

Searching the scrub for sparrows and warblerson to the Ventura River Estuary.  The estuary is always an exciting place to bird.

Sept.11: 7:30 pm Poinsettia Pavilion, Raptor Pilot Study – Rodenticides

By Karl Novak

Raptor Pilot Study for Levee Protection is first to quantify the impact of raptors on ground squirrel damage at a levee.

Karl Novak is a Civil Engineer and long-time resident of Ventura County

Sept. 15: 8:30 a.m.  Sana Clara River Estuary/Surfers Knoll, Raeann Koerner 805-701-1919. Hope to see a variety of shorebirds including Western Snowy Plovers, Ruddy and Black Turnstones

Sept.16: 8:30 a.m.  Camino Real Park, David Torfeh 805-794-5334

Camino Real is a grassy park surrounded by pines and eucalyptus and is an excellent fall migrant hotspot.

Sept. 22: 8 a.m.  Ventura Settling Ponds, Frank DeMartino 856-906-8733

This will be a joint field trip with Conejo Valley Audubon. The Settling Ponds at the Ventura Harbor is a reliable place to find ducks, summer gulls and terns, as well as songbirds and raptors.

Sept. 23: 8:30 a.m.  Arroyo Verde Park, Linda Easter 818-519-2833

Enjoy birding the oak woodland, grassy areas, and chaparral in this long, broad canyon.


Sept.1: Free gardening class: “Renovating Your Landscape.”  Learn how to make your yard more drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, cost-effective and beautiful while also increasing your property value. It’s easier than you think! Refreshments, raffle and shopping discount day of.  A Smart Garden Nursery located at 33 South Palm St. in Downtown Ventura. 10:30 – 12 p.m.  RSVP: (805)667-8585

Sept.1: Camino Real Tennis Day! Free! The Ventura Tennis Club, in partnership with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, is hosting a Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 10 – 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Camino Real Tennis Park.

Events will include clinics for adults and kids from 10 – 11:30 a.m. with a tennis pro and other staff. After the clinics, there will be food and refreshments. The Ventura Tennis Club is a non-profit community-based club bringing tennis enthusiasts of all abilities together since 1981. Information: http://www.venturatennisclub.com

Sept. 2: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Meeting
Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa.
Free admission, music on stage and jamming. Free parking in the rear,
open to public. For more information call, 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA

Sept. 2: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. accompanied by period music.  Admission is free.  The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood.  For information (805) 642-3345 or visit at www.dudleyhouse.org.

Sept. 9,10,18,19: High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be held at Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road. Rabbi Yakov Latowicz, the spiritual leader of Chabad of Ventura, will lead services to usher in the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah evening services will be held on both Sunday the 9th and Monday the10th at 7 p.m., followed by an elegant community holiday dinner. Morning services will be held Monday the 10th and Tuesday the11th at 9:30 am.  For more information please call 805 658 7441.

Sept.11: Life source Women’s Bible Study from 9-11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church located at 1555 Poli St. Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar.

James by Beth Moore and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild. Cost for two books and registration is $45.00. Scholarships and childcare available with prior notice.

805-648-2737 for more information or cpcventura.org

Sept.11: Sierra Club Venture Out Speaker Series 5:30-7p.m. at the EP Foster Library Topping room. Success story from Steve Evans, California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild), as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.   Hear what you can do to be advocates of rivers in our area and how to secure protection for new rivers and streams.  No fee.  Open to members and supporters.  Questions email sierraclubventura@gmail.com

Sept.12: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to welcome Jennifer Parkinson, owner and Co-Founder of the non-profit organization, NeuroBoxing, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living. NeuroBoxing is dedicated to aiding Parkinson’s patients and their families fight back against Parkinson’s Disease. For all details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.

Sept. 27: Silent Auction for the Ventura County Bird Club.  7:30 pm at the Ventura Moose Lodge. We believe that it is our responsibility to help the efforts to help maintain and preserve the survival of the many endangered avian species including our local birds.   Ventura Moose Lodge 10267 Telephone Rd.

For further information call (805)488-6244 venturacountybirdclub.org

Sept.30: The Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer program will visit Reyes Peak on the scenic Pine Mountain ridge on Sunday, for the annual Fall Equinox Nature Hike. Attendees will experience some of the most spectacular scenery and natural habitat that Ventura County has to offer. At 9 a.m. with a carpool caravan of about 35 miles up Highway 33 from the Maricopa Plaza, (1201 Maricopa Highway, Ojai to the Reyes Peak trailhead. The group will hike into the Sespe Wilderness from the trailhead at 7000 feet elevation, stop for lunch (not provided) among the Jeffrey Pines, and return to the trailhead by 3:30 p.m., arriving back at the Maricopa Plaza by 4 p.m.

This intermediate level hike is suitable for moderately experienced hikers or physically fit beginners. The total hiking distance will be about 3 miles. $25 for adults or $20 for seniors 62-up and students 13-18 years of age. Kids 5-12 can go free, one per adult, by prior arrangement. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No dogs or smoking, please. To register HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281. Registrants

 

 

Libraries September events

Avenue Library
Children & Family Events
Bilingual Early Literacy Class
9/10, 17, & 24 Mondays @ 6– 6:45pm
Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft & fun!

Lego Play
9/6, 13, 20, & 27 Thursdays @ 3 –5pm
Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs.

Adult Classes & Events
Laubach Literacy English Classes in the Meeting Room
9/10, 17, & 24 Mondays @ 10:30-11:30am & @ 12:45-1:45pm
9/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 9-10am & @ 10-11am
9/ 5, 12, 19 & 26 Wednesdays @ 11:30am -12:30pm
9/ 6, 13, 20, & 27 Thursdays @ 10–11am
Introductory English classes offered through Laubach Literacy at Avenue Library. Make an appointment today; call 805-643-6393.

E.P. Foster Library
Adult Programs & Special Events
Introduction to Mindfulness
9/5 Wednesday @ 6:30-7:45pm
Find out how Mindfulness Meditation helps you reduce stress, be calmer, and more focused. (And you don’t have to sit on the floor to do it!) Discover the fundamentals of Mindfulness with Audrey Walzer.

Venture (a) Out in the County… a Sierra Club Educational Series
9/11 Tuesday @ 5:30-7pm
Learn about great places to hike, camp, and scenic spots around Ventura County. See you in the Topping Room!

Children’s Events
Early Literacy Class
9/4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am
A great way to introduce your child to early literacy. Join us weekly for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun!

Teen Happenings
Steam Monthly
9/12 Wednesday @ 4-6pm
STEAM Monthly will explore concepts related to science, technology, engineering, art, & math in a structured setting. 2nd Wednesdays of the month. This month we will be exploring coding.
Hill Road Library

Discover Science
9/11 Tuesday @ 4pm
Join us for this monthly exploration of science concepts through hands-on experiments. Kids 10+

Computers for Beginners — Part I
9/18 Tuesday @ 11am
Get to know computers. Learn to use a computer, including the mouse and keyboard. No experience needed! RSVP at the library. For adults only.

Early Literacy Class
9/5, 12, 19 & 26 Wednesdays @ 10:30am
A great way to introduce your child to early literacy. Join us weekly for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft, and fun! Aimed at ages 0-5.
Saticoy Library
Children & Family Events

Early Literacy Class
9/4, 11, 18, & 25 Tuesdays @ 10am
Join us every week for stories, poems, music, movement, a simple craft & fun!

Lego Play
9/10, 17, & 24 Tuesdays @ 3-5pm
Build, Learn, and Play! Bring your imagination and experiment with creative designs. Children of all ages welcome!

Adult Classes & Events
English Classes
9/10, 17, & 24 Mondays &
9/ 5, 12, 19 & 26 Wednesdays @ 3- 5pm
Introductory English classes offered through Laubach Literacy at Saticoy Library. Make an appointment today, call 805-671-5748.

September Closures
3rd – all libraries will be closed in observance of Labor Day

Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photo Club will feature photographer and educator Tim Meyer as its presenter for August. The free event, “A Brief History of Portraiture,” will be held on August 21 at 7 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St..

Meyer will offer a fast-paced journey through the history of portraiture, spanning more than two millennia and including a wide variety of art media. With a lifetime of experience in photographic portraiture, he will discuss different artistic approaches to creating portraits, from 600 BC to the present. He will illustrate how these styles have influenced human portrayal and how they continue to have an impact on contemporary photography.

For more information and to view Meyer’s portfolio images go to https://tmeyer.myportfolio.com

Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. The general public is always welcome to attend.

The club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. More information is available at www.ojaiphotoclub.com/

The co-owner of popular Ojai eatery, Azu Restaurant & Bar, located in downtown Ojai, has been awarded the California State Legislature’s Small Business Award for District 37 at an awards ceremony held in Sacramento. Nominated by Assemblywoman Monique Limon, the restaurant’s co-owner, Elizabeth Haffner, was honored for her leadership in connecting the Ojai business community with the Economic Development Collaborative’s Small Business Development Center to access disaster funds and relief services immediately after the Thomas Fire, and for long-term recovery assistance. Attending the event with Assemblywoman Limon and Haffner were Azu restaurant co-owner Laurel Moore, EDC’s Clare Briglio, SBDC’s Ray Bowman and Alondra Gayton.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie on Sunday, August 19, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Ojai Retreat to center on evolving a consciousness of peace and love for the planet. The morning will be devoted to contemplation, inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sharing and sacred songs. The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.

Randee Vasilakos, RScP, will assist and anchor the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

The retreat is by donation; $20 is suggested. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com. Rev. Karen is the author of Into Me See: A Book for Daily Inspiration, available on Amazon and her website.

On Sunday night, August 26th, 2018 Ojai Jazz Concerts presents The Nick Mancini Trio
at the Ojai Art Center 113 South Montgomery St.
The concert starts at 7 pm ends at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $35 online and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions, contact Rich Tell at 805-746-0936. For the tickets at Eventbrite, visit www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Community 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.

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

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.

 

Cross Town Hikers on Wednesday nights for a moderate-paced hike that includes views of Ventura 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-foot 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.

Are you a stamp collector?

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays each

month at 7:30pm at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd.

Admission and parking are free.

Contact Bill Garner / (805) 320-1601 or sockonthenose@gmail.com

Mended Hearts of Ventura

Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant.

The first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park,

850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc..

Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733

August 16: East Ventura Community Council. Mark Toohey, Southern California representative for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) will speak on “Preparing for California’s Next Big Earthquake.” His presentation will include information on the likelihood of a major earthquake occurring.

Former Ventura City Councilmember Jim Friedman and current Councilmember Erik Nasarenko will be introduced as candidates running to represent new City Council Districts in November.

In addition, a member of the Ventura Police Department will report on crime and safety.

The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road.

For more information, contact

John McNally, Chairperson, EVCC: 805-804-7558

August 16, 17, 18 and August 23, 24, 25.: Fractured Actors proudly presents The Speakeasy Project, a comedic and provocative evening of world premiere theater and live music, directed by Shannon McNally Ham. Step into Sweet Jay’s, a Prohibition-era lounge, for bold new one-acts by Los Angeles playwright and theater critic Jason Rohrer. A ragtag crew of witty mobsters, government officials, talking animals and the first all-female voyage into space are accompanied by a world class band of Ventura County musicians, including Shelby Figueroa and James Dorward, performing modern pop songs with a cool jazzy twist.

All shows start at 8:00 PM. Ventura Vineyard, 1956 Palma Dr.

Tickets ($15) and Speakeasy password are available at venturavineyard.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/135023 Call (805) 650-2510 for more information.

August 17, 9-11am. Birds and Beach nature walk at Ormond Beach hosted by The Nature Conservancy. Come and join in for this free nature walk. Will be exploring the area around the seasonal wetland to the beach looking for treasures along the way. The walk is fairly level (except walking in the sand) and roughly 1 1/2 miles. Please wear durable walking shoes. Bring Binoculars if you have them. Meet at Ormond Beach at the end of Arnold Rd. Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

August 19: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road.

The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11:00 there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1:00 pm.

The program this month will be a presentation by Dave Coatsworth on “Collecting American Pocket Watches”. Dave is a nationally recognized collector of American pocket watches and is the moderator of the American Pocket Watch section of the NAWCC Message Board.

Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join the chapter. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches, clocks & tools will be on display and for sale.

More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

August 22: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Representatives from Ventura College, including the new interim president, will make a presentation. In addition, Jennifer Harkey, Program Administrator with the Continuum of Care Alliance, will describe the many nonprofits devoted to reducing homelessness. She will also explain how we can support these efforts and become a part of the solution. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.

August 28, 8:30-10:30am. Adaptations and survival along the Santa Clara River hosted by The Nature Conservancy. A free hike along the Santa Clara River Will discover how the plants and animals adapt or die in this dynamic, harsh landscape. The walk is 1 1/2 – 2 miles over varying terrain

Please wear durable hiking shoes. Be aware there are no facilities at this location so please bring water or whatever you need. 1368 Mission Rock Rd, Santa Paula (meet at the end of the road). Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

August 29: Beyond the Extra Mile, by Dennis Fitzgerald local investigator of Port Hueneme Police and Ventura’s DA office, Dennis Fitzgerald brings over 40 plus true, fast paced and riveting crime stories to life. Come hear directly from Fitzgerald of his personal experience of the protests on the streets in the 60’s to drug busts, amazing detective work and more.

Book Signing and Q&A . Wednesday, , 6:30 pm

Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St. Ventura

Contact: (805) 643-3154 or bankofbooksmgr@gmail.com.

Sept. 11:  Lifesource Women’s Bible Study from 9-11:15 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church 1555 Poli St.

Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar.

James by Beth Moore and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild

Cost for two books and registration is $45.00.

Scholarships and Childcare available with prior notice. 805-648-2737 for more information or cpcventura.org

Oct.13: CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank present the President’s Dinner & Concert featuring Chri Botti. An annual fundraising event that promotes higher education and raises funds to create opportunities for students at CSUCI. Saturday at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Camarillo. Tickets: VIP- $175, General Admission- $60. Purchase tickets at: GO.CSUCI.EDU/PC18.

Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, stroke, or concussion? Looking for information, resources, and connection with others who have similar experiences? Join for a support group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church, Building 300, 6950 Ralston St. We also have groups that meet in Oxnard, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks. Call 805-482-1312 for more information.

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

Contact: 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.

Contact Richard Hatcher at 644-2733.

Are you a stamp collector? 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. Come for a great evening. They are a fun group. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601 or vcpsforyou@lycos.com.

Cross Town Hikers on Wednesday nights for a moderate-paced hike that includes views of Ventura 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-foot 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.

First Wednesday, of each month, 6-10 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum, Oxnard. Now exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 – 4 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. Member initiation fee $10, monthly dues $20, $10 for Juniors. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. www.gcmrc.com. For more information, call (805)229-7429.

July 19: The East Ventura Community Council will have a representative from Ashdon Development, will continue discussion with Council members, soliciting their views on the proposed retail establishments for the 4.7-acre parcel on the southeast corner of Wells Road and Darling. Ventura Police Department will present an update on area crime and safety. Some candidates for the November Ventura City Council election will make a brief presentation about their qualifications and their objectives. The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road.

July 19: Thursday, 6pm to 9pm. Open House for FIND (A Friend In Deed)

Attend to learn about peer-led creative, supportive and educational opportunities for folks experiencing or who have experienced mental health or substance misuse challenges. Light refreshments served.

Bell Arts 432 Ventura Ave Studio39

A.Friend.In.Deed.Ventura@gmail.com

July 21: On Saturday, from 10- 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale

at the Vons 6040 Telegraph Road. Quality used books at bargain prices. All genres, including special interest, classics and vintage; fiction, including current hardcover and paperbacks, DVDs, books on cd and tape, puzzles, and more. Kathy Thomson, katbarcat@aol.com (805) 750-6630

July 24: Pierpont Community Council general membership meeting has been moved from the 3rd Tues this month to the 4th Tuesday July 24th.

July 25: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest. CACC represents citizens in City Council District 3. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.

July 25: On Wednesday, from 10 – 1 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a special

Fairy and Folktales Book sale at Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Road. For those who love to share stories with children. Some well-known illustrators. No book is over $5. Many are like new or gently used.

Aug. 8: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Admission is free. An instructional workshop will be followed by professional photographer’s critiquing of members images. VenturaCountyCameraClub.com

Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Joan Dewhirst will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to deliver a talk entitled “Color: More Than Meets the Eye.” Ms. Dewhirst comes via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

Color has been an important tool for artists since prehistoric times, used in recording nature, capturing reality, and creating beauty, all the while engaging the senses. This lecture will explore some of the hidden mysteries of color—its power to evoke emotion, to convey meaning, and even to produce sound.

Viewing paintings by Van Gogh, Francisco de Goya, Marc Chagall, and many others, we’ll see how feelings of passion, fear, and love motivated artists to use certain colors.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will visit the Ojai Library to host a screening of the documentary film Do the Math.

Written and directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, Do the Math follows environmentalist Bill McKibben as he confronts the fossil fuel industry in an attempt to alter the terrifying math of the climate crisis.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the nation’s most acclaimed new play development programs, announces its 21st season with another inspirational and thought-provoking program featuring playwrights, new play workshop presentations, and special performance events from August 5 through 12,

The 2018 OPC New Works Festival, Breaking Light, will feature twelve public events over six days with both seasoned and up-and-coming playwrights, Actor Patrick J. Adams and other guest artists will be performing scenes from Bill Cain’s newest play, Road to Glory, during the Intersection Event on August 9.

“The 2018 OPC season is titled BREAKING LIGHT because this year’s playwrights are breaking through the darkness of division, despair and polarity, and lighting the way toward compassion, inclusion and hope,” Seating is limited for the OPC New Works Festival; tickets ($30) may be purchased online at www.ojaiplays.org.

Performances To Grow On is proud to present Jamaica Farewell, the award-winning play starring Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame on Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 pm at the Ojai Art Center Theater. Tickets are $35 in advance and are available at www.ptgo.org. Tickets are $5 more at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Ojai Storytelling Festival. Following the play, famed director Joel Zwick will offer a Q&A following the performance.

On Sunday night , July 29th, Ojai Jazz Concerts presents The Carl Saunders Quartet at the Ojai Art Center 113 South Montgomery St. from 7-9:30pm

Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door

Doors open at 6:30 pm Rich Tell 805-746-0936

Tickets at Eventbrite : www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

Vol. 11, No. 20 – July 4 – July 17, 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 805-415-8842 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

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 805-642-1359

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 805- 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.

Contact Richard Hatcher at 805-644-2733.

First Wednesday, of each month, 6-10 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum. Now exhibiting Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-4 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. www.gemre.com or 805-229- 74294 for more information

Join the Cross Town Hikers on Wednesday nights for a moderate-paced hike that includes views of Ventura 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-foot 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/

July 6: Ormond beach Nature walk and Beach cleanup. 9-11am. The Nature Conservancy is hosting a nature walk and beach cleanup. Come visit Ormond beach with a naturalist and discover the flora and fauna of the wetland and beach habitat. Focus will also be to collect trash from fireworks from July 4th. Clean up supplies will be provided. The walk is 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Wear durable walking shoes. Bring binoculars, if you like. 301 McWane Blvd. Oxnard. Please contact Amy Davis guideamy@gmail.com or 770-853-4715 regarding questions.

July 11: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to present their meeting from 1 -3p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston Street. They are focusing on “making exercise fun” like it used to be when the bell rang for recess. Lisa Oliver, Manager of Title Boxing, will inform and demonstrate Rock Steady Boxing, a non-contact boxing program specifically created for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Amber Stevens, Associate Executive Director at the Ventura Family YMCA will share her thoughts. For more information call Patty at 805-766-6070 and see the Breeze senior section.

July 11: There will be a 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.

July 12: Oceanview Toastmasters announces their new home at Lexington, 5440 Ralston St. Located in the Bijou room 2nd floor. The meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Guests are most welcome. If you’ve ever considered attending a Toastmasters Meeting, please come and meet the friendly members. You’re welcome to sit and enjoy the speeches, and if you want to improve your speaking skills, here is an opportunity. There is no charge for guests. For more information Ed Blumenstock at 805-746-5732.

July 13: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution July luncheon meeting will feature a special program ” Second Amendment in California: A Brief History and Future Trends “, presented by Mr. Robert Arabian. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR and DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. If you choose to have lunch, cost is $20. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, please call Bill Bays 805- 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 805-216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.

July 15: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11:00 there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1:00 pm.

The program this month will be a presentation by David Walter on “Watchmaking”. Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches, clocks and tools will be on display and for sale.

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

July 17: Discover the Santa Clara River watershed. 8-10 am. Meet at the gate at the south end of Hallock Dr. Santa Paula. Start your day off right by exploring land along the Santa Clara River that the Nature Conservancy has restored. Be prepared for an adventure! There is not really an established trail. It is a little rugged so please wear durable hiking shoes. There are no facilities at this location. Please contact Amy Davis guideamy@gmail.com or 770-853-4715 regarding questions.

Aug.10: Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project in Oxnard “Night in Oaxaca.” Night in Oaxaca is their largest annual event, and benefits all MICOP’s 19+ programs. The night will feature a menu of Oaxacan cuisine, traditional dance performances, and a celebration of the extraordinary group of indigenous youth scholarship winners. Friday, at the Olivas Adobe in Ventura, 4200 Olivas Park Dr. from 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found at https://NIO2018.bpt.me.

Vol. 11, No. 20 – July 4 – July 17, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

The newest original exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum highlights the local work of some of those architects. “StARCHITECTURE: Ojai by Design” included are outstanding buildings. Museum director Wendy Barker encourages the community to visit the museum to “explore the valley’s rich, rarely seen, architectural history.”

Free Opening Reception on Saturday, July 7 from 5-7pm. The exhibition will be open through October 28.The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Ave.

Agora Foundation Four-Day Great Books Summer Intensive

These four days, July 31st to August 3rd, will include readings from Lucretius, Bacon, Emerson, Thoreau, Jonas, and Oliver. Plus lectures, nature walks, astronomy, panels, and more. Tuition is $800 and includes all meals, texts, seminars, lectures, and nature walks. Lodging is not included. Book discounted rooms directly with The Ojai Retreat by calling (805) 646–2536.More information, visit www.greatbooksojai.com/humanity’s-place.html or (805) 231-5974.

On Friday, July 6th, Topa Mountain Winery will host Safety Harbor Kids 11th Annual Concert Fundraiser featuring the world renowned Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, of Little Feat, bassist Kenny Gradney, Grammy winning drummer, Tony Braunagel and the Texicali Horns with Darrell Leonard and Joe Sublet. The event, held to raise funds for parentless youth, will also include music by Shakey Feelin’ and Miles Tackett & The Three Times.

There will be door prizes, special entertainment and silent auction including a Gibson SG signed by songwriter/artist Robby Krieger of the Doors, an SHK supporter. Doors open at 6:00

Safety Harbor Kids is a nonprofit with the mission to enrich the lives of orphans, foster and homeless children through education in the areas of College, Career, Music, the Arts and Personal Growth. Visit www.safetyharborkids.org.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will present Ken Emerson & Jim Kimo West in concert on Saturday, July 7th at 7 pm. They are living legends in the world of Hawaiian slack key and acoustic steel guitar, and this is a rare opportunity to see both master players perform together up-close and personal. As recognized masters of Hawaiian slack and steel guitar, Emerson & West will delight the audience with their masterful performances, blazing improvisation and spontaneity.

Played from the heart and soul through the fingers, and flowing with vivid tropical images, Hawaiian slack key is truly one of the great acoustic guitar traditions in the world. In slack key, some of the strings are slacked from the standard tuning, with the thumb playing the bass while the other fingers play the melody and improvise in a finger-picked style.

Kumu Rona Koe will be dancing solo Hawaiian hula to accompany their performance.

Tickets are $25.

Emerson and West will present a slack key guitar workshop at the Center at 2 pm, the day of the concert. The cost of the workshop is $40.

For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit beatricewood.com, or call 805-646-3381.