Category Archives: Community Events

Vol. 12, No. 3 – Nov 7 – Nov 20, 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. . Meet at 7 p.m. at the fountain across the street from the Mission. Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/

 

The Ventura Investment Group meet on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events 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.

 

 

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. Bob Likins 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 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.

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

 

 

Mended Hearts of Ventura

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

Group meets 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

When a child dies, The Compassionate Friends (TCF) can help a family move forward through the grief journey. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion, in the Canada Larga room.  On the following dates: Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Nov 6, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay, tcfventura@gmail.com.

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 PM at Kaiser Health, 1000 Hill Rd. 2ndfloor lobby. Further information Deva 805-814-5650.

Nov.11: Veteran’s Day at the Flag Memorial located on the corner at Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road. Rain or shine. There is plenty of parking nearby.  The program starts at 11a.m. sharp. The ceremony is family friendly and lasts about 1 hour. Celebrate our brave soldiers. The Gold Star families (those who have lost a loved one) will be honored as well.

Nov.13: Sierra Club Venture Out Speaker Series 5:30-7 p.m. at the EP Foster Library Topping Room. Saving the Channel Island Fox.   Pat Meyer and Keri Dearborn, Friends of the Island Fox, for their popular presentation about the successful Channel Island Fox conservation program on Santa Rosa Island. No fee, open to members and supporters. sierraclubventura@gmail.com

Nov.14: November is National Family Caregivers Month! The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and the Camarillo Health Care District welcome all Caregivers and their Care-Partners to join us in Wednesday, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted living; 5440 Ralston. Blair Craddock MPH will be sharing information to help “Supercharge your Caregiving” For more information, call Patty at 805-766-6070 and see article in Senior Section.

Nov.14: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 14,2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Admission is free. All Welcome. An instructional workshop will be followed by a pro photographer’s critiquing of members images.

Nov.15: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Men and Women are welcome, and there is no age requirement.
Assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or email alvconline@hotmail.com. 805-643-2458 (Monday – Thursday 8 – 2 p.m.)

Nov.15: East Ventura Community Council meeting a representative from Ashdon Development will present an update on the types of stores being proposed for the 4.7-acre parcel on the southeast corner of Darling and Wells Road. Community Development Department will hold a General Plan Update Workshop, to include a presentation by City Staff followed by group exercises and solicitation of ideas from those attending. In addition, the agenda includes a representative of the Ventura Police Department who will report on neighborhood crime and safety.

Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate.  John McNally, Chairperson, EVCC: 805-804-7558

Nov. 17: Winter Craft Show at Ventura County Estates on Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Located at 10685 Blackburn Rd. in Ventura. The craft show will take place in the clubhouse. Lots of handmade crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more. Great gift ideas for the holidays!! This event is open to the public.

Nov.18: 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 Ray Marsolek on Lathes for Watch and Clock Repair.

There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch will be available for $5.00.

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

Bob McClelland Director, Public Information (818) 225-8212

rjmcclel@pacbell.net

Nov. 23, 24, 25,30; December 1,2,7,8,9.  Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past at the historic Dudley House.  The 25th year of this annual fundraiser for the museum features quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items.  Hours are 10 – 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays.  The Dudley House is located on the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood, 197 N. Ashwood. Admission is free.  Call (805) 642-3345 for information.

 

Vol. 12, No. 3 – Nov 7 – Nov 20, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie on Sunday, November 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Ojai Retreat, to celebrate Thanksgiving: The Creative Power of Gratitude. The gathering will be devoted to inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sacred songs, and expressing gratitude for all the good in our lives.

Randee Vasilakos, RScP, will assist and anchor the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing. 160 Besant Road, Ojai. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend. 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.

Cinderella will be performed at the Ojai Art Center on weekends between November 30th and December 16th. The Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30. There will also be Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The Ojai Art Center is located at 113 S Montgomery St. Parking is available evenings at Cafe Emporium across the street.
Run of the play tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors, and people 25 and under at $10

Tickets are available online at www.OjaiACT.org or at 805-640-8797.

The Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace kicks off the holiday season on November 10 and November 11, 10am to 4pm. Presented by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, this treasured tradition highlights the diverse neighborhoods of the Ojai Valley by featuring four distinctive Ojai homes adorned with floral inspirations by designers.

Entering its 22nd year, the tour benefits the Ojai Music Festival and its BRAVO education and community program, which offers free music workshops to the Ojai Valley public schools.

Also taking place the same weekend is the Holiday Marketplace held at Thomas Aquinas Church Hall. This companion event will feature a collection of curated lifestyle and fashion items from more than 40 vendors. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tour price is $40 per person and $45 day of the event which can be purchased at the Holiday Marketplace. Tickets are available at 805-646-2053 and OjaiFestival.org.

Ojai Herbal Symposium on “Natural Resilience” will be going on in the Krotona Hall and various downtown locations, from November 16th to the 18th. There will be respected practitioners, authors, and speakers. This program is open to the public. Other events are the Chaparral Auditorium, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. There will also be the Phytotherapeutic Phunk Dance and Elixir Bar for attendees 21 yaers of age and older which will be on Saturday night, from 8:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. at Greater Goods in Meiners Oaks. Tickets are $255 in advance and $285 after November 9th. Information and registration are available at OjaiHerbalSymposium.org.

Vol. 12, No. 2 – Oct 24 – Nov 6, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Film Festival annually honors an actor and a cinematographer for a lifetime of outstanding works. The Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting goes to Ojai local Malcolm McDowell who is recognized for his six-decades of cutting-edge work.
This year’s recipient for the Lifetime Achievement in Cinematography goes to one of the first women members of the American Society of Cinematographers, Ellen Kuras, ASC, widely regarded as a pioneer for all filmmakers.

Filmmakers need financing. It’s that simple. This has been a problem for more than a century. Emily Best, the leading online fundraiser who brought in millions for new films, will speak on “The Art of the Pitch” at the Ojai Film Festival, November 3.

This seminar is part of the Film Festival’s Professional Development sessions that includes Legal and Business with Laura Caulfield, in-depth with Ellen Kuras, ASC, Action in Film with stunt coordinator John Branagan, and Loving Vincent, a screening of the Academy Award nominated animation and demonstration session with artists/animators Tiffanie Mang and Charlene Mosley.

Tickets are available for the McDowell screening, Q&A and reception, Ms. Kuras’ seminar on cinematography, the Awards Brunch and other seminars and screenings at: OjaiFilmFestival.com. The Festival runs November 1 – 11.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will present BeatoFest, on Saturday, November 10th. This day-long event will begin at 10 am with artists exhibiting work on the back patio of the Center, presenting an opportunity to meet and acquire work directly from the artists. Live music will be presented throughout the day.

At 2 pm, there will be Opening Receptions for two new exhibitions. Intersection: Art & Life is being presented in the Beato Gallery in conjunction with the publication of a book of the same name, written by Kevin Wallace, director of the Center. In Logan Gallery, there will be an exhibition of artist/members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild.

At 7 pm, there will be a free poetry reading in Logan Gallery by Dana Gioia, the Poet Laureate of California.For more information, visit beatricewood.com or call (805) 646-3381.

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is located at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road .

On October 28, Sunday night, Ojai Jazz Concerts presents Tony Pulizzi on, Anthony Crawford on bass and Stacey Lamont Sydnor on drums at The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. 805-746-0936. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free parking across the street at Cafe Emporium. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. Buy tickets at www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

Alex Murad, director of animal welfare at Rancho Grande, announced the formation of the Rancho Grande Scholarship Fund on Behalf of Animals. The fund will provide an annual award of $5,000 in tuition assistance or other school expenses to the winner of a 500-word essay on the importance of protecting the rights and welfare of animals.

The first award will be made in August 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. In its first year, the award will be restricted to students attending the Besant Hill School because of its small size, well-rounded and well–respected reputation, and its willingness to create opportunities for all of its. In future years, the program may be expanded to other private high schools in Ojai. Applications are due no later than July 1, 2019 and can be emailed toAlex@ranchogrande.com.

The winning applicant’s essay will explain the writer’s thoughts on animal care and describe what enhancing the wellbeing of animals means to them.

Vol. 12, No. 2 – Oct 24 – Nov 6, 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.

The members of the Ventura Investment Group meet on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main.  Visitors and potential members are welcomed.  There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.

Retired men 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 Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays eachmonth 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 / (805) 320-1601 or sockonthenose@gmail.com

When a child dies The Compassionate Friends provides a safe and supportive place where grieving parents, grandparents and siblings over age 16 can come speak openly

, express feelings about loss, be listened to by others, and celebrate milestones. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.  On the following dates Oct 17,Nov 6, Nov 21,Dec 5, Dec 19. For more information Laura Lindsay, tcfventura@gmail.com,

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 PM at Kaiser Health, 1000 Hill Rd. 2ndfloor lobby. Further information Deva 805-814-5650.

Oct. 24: The College area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood, community interest, public safety and economic development. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.

Oct. 24: The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the E.P. Foster Library invites kids and teens of all ages to a free, haunted library experience Horror in the Stacks on Wednesday from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Children under the age of 9 years old, must be accompanied by a parent, older sibling, or guardian. Travel through the haunted maze of ghouls, clowns and more at this spooky haunted house. Contact Susan Mikula, Children & Teen Services Manager, at (805) 218-3592. 651East Main Street

Oct. 24-27: Grand reopening at the Seniors Craft Shoppe. Goodies to hand out, a raffle for gift certificates and merchandise and various members on hand to discuss their handcrafted items. 429 E Main St, (805) 643-3059

Oct. 25: The local chapter Portuguese Fraternal Society of America will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture.  Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 1295 South Victoria Ave.  at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting. Cora Corella at (805) 483-6285, or, Yvonne Westervelt at (805) 483-4168.

Oct. 25: Ventura County Bird Club presents wanderers of continents bird migration through central Europe with Havasi Wilderness Foundation. www.havasiwf.org

See the exciting journey with birds as they migrate to and from Africa to Central Europe. Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ventura Moose Lodge 1394, 10269 Telephone Road

(805) 488-6244.

Oct. 25: Local Authors Booth at the 15th Annual Latino Business Expo, Thursday,

3- 8 p.m. at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Local authors James F. Gray, Mike Kennedy, and Maryann Ridini Spencer. Find out more about the event at latinoexpousa.com. Entrance Fee: $10, parking $5.

Oct. 25: Noted comedian Denise Carter hosts a comedy fundraiser for the Community Advocacy Coalition’s community-based radio station 99.1 FM. rhythmofthecoast.com. Thursday, at 8 p.m. at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at http://rhythmofthecoast.com or at http://venturaharborcomedyclub.com. For more information, contact Denise Carter at (805) 300-4301.

Oct. 26: Halloween Ghost Walk 7 – 9 p.m. This holiday tour will tell the many stories of ghosts in Ventura County and places you can go to encounter a stray phantom. The tour features hauntings great and small from the musical phantom purported to be Johnny Cash, to the ghost Monk of Fr. Senan. Hosted by Ghost Hunter and Story Teller, Richard Senate. Bank of Books 748 E Main St. (805) 643-3154. Fee $6 per person.

Oct. 26: Ventura County Bell Arts Song Circle (4th Friday of each month), 7- 10p.m.  Songmakers.org welcomes instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters at all levels to join in a free song circle Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Listeners are welcome.  Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.

Oct. 26, 27, 28: Ventura Jubilee Fellowship is hosting a Bible Conference featuring Dr. Robert Morgan as guest speaker. Dr. Morgan, renowned author will be speaking on, “The Red Sea Rules” and will be available to sign books. This free event is Oct. 26 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Oct. 27 from 9 – 12 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Located at 2226 Goodyear Ave. Call 805-535-4325 for additional information.

Oct. 27: Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan will be at the Museum of Ventura County from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday. He will talk about his book Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. This special event is a part of the Ventura County Library’s first annual One County, One Book community reading program.

Oct. 27,28,31: Celeb Host Richard Karn joins the cast revealing real minions leading humans astray via well known urban legends. News Talk 1590 KVTA Saturday October 27th at 6 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sunday October 28th at 7 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday October 31st at 7 p.m. The one-hour, commercial free broadcast is presented by Every Now and Then Theatre and Conejo Players Theatre. Show benefits area foster children.

Oct. 28: “Why We Love Rumi” will be presented by Steven Scholl, an independent scholar of Islam and comparative religion, on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston. Steven Scholl has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East. To arrange for free child care during this event, please contact Carolyn Briggs before Oct. 25th at BriggsCondra@yahoo.com.

Oct. 30: Halloween Spooktacular featuring the pipe organ in a spooky setting with flying goblins and foggy air. The organ console will be front and center for all to experience with music and show geared to the young at heart.  Tyler Carlisle, Music Director, First United Methodist Church . Bring your young ones for a friendly spook. Tuesday, at 7p.m. at 1338 Santa Clara Street. http://venturafirstumc.org.

Nov. 4: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. including a special visit from “Mrs. Caroline Dudley” who passed from this earth in 1940.  Admission is free.  The museum is located at Loma Vista and Ashwood streets.  Information (805) 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.

 

Vol. 12, No. 1 – Oct 10 – Oct 23, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Dale Villani, was recently installed as a new member of the Board of Directors for Community Action of Ventura County (CAVC). CAVC maintains a tripartite board with equal representation from public, private, and low-income sectors.

Dale Villani joined Gold Coast Health Plan as chief executive officer in 2015. The Plan manages Medi-Cal benefits for nearly 200,000 county residents. As CEO, Dale works to ensure that the Plan’s members, which include 1 in 5 county residents, have access to high-quality medical care and services.

He has more than 36 years of operational experience in companies including Aetna and Magellen. Dale and his wife Amy reside in Ojai and he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and grandson.

The international board of directors and officers of Lions Clubs International (LCI) will be meeting in Ojai from October 11-17th to discuss global vision issues and a new campaign to fight adult diabetes which often leads to vision problems. They will be led by Mrs. Gudrun Ingvadottir from Iceland who is the first female international president in the 101 year history of the organization. The event is jointly hosted by the Ventura Downtown and Ojai Valley lions clubs at the Ojai Valley Inn. Local clubs along with a matching grant from LCI have recently raised $200,000 to establish an adult diabetes center in Oxnard.

The Ojai Storytelling Festival, Oct. 25-28 will be celebrating its 18th year with a stellar lineup of acclaimed storytellers from around the world in the beautiful Libbey Bowl. Tickets for individual performances as well as weekend passes are available. Friday. Alan Thornhill and Marting Young will be there on Friday night, and Cindy Kalmensen and the Lucky Ducks will be there on Saturday.

Festival organizer Brian Bemel says, “Listeners will definitely hear traditional tales, but many of this year’s tellers will offer a very modern take with stories firmly rooted in today’s culture.”

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie on Sunday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Ojai Retreat, to “Enlarge your playing field!” in a morning devoted to contemplation, inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sacred songs, and sharing a vision for peace and love on the planet.

“Who we are is constantly changing,” Rev. Karen explains. “We are evolving beings. We step into the greater version of ourselves at the exact moment of readiness and not a moment sooner. Entering the stillness, we know we are exactly where we are supposed to be for our greatest growth. At the same time, we relax into our readiness for expanded living.”

Randee Vasilakos, RScP, will assist and anchor the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing. The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road, Ojai. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.

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.

The Ojai Photography Club will host Ojai based photographer Cindy Pitou Burton presenting “The Journey from Photojournalism to Fine Art” on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Clara Street. She will give an illustrated talk about the dramatic changes in her photographic work that grew out of her move from fast paced photojournalism on the East Coast to innovative fine art photography in Ojai. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information and her images, go to http://pitouburton.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/

Vol. 12, No. 1 – Oct 10 – Oct 23, 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.

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.

Join in on Wednesday nights Cross Town Hikers 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. Four miles with an 800-foot elevation gain. Meet at 7 p.m. sharp at the fountain across the street from the Mission. 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.    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 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 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.

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 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 Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc. from our area. Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733

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 loss. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.  Oct 17,Nov 6, Nov 21,Dec 5, Dec 19 For more information, Laura Lindsay, tcfventura@gmail.com,

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 PM at Kaiser Health, 1000 Hill Rd. 2ndfloor lobby. Further information Deva 805-814-5650.

Oct.10:   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 a pro photographer’s critiquing of members submitted images. VenturaCountyCameraClub.com

Oct. 11: Come to the Haze Maze Haunted House for the scariest and most thrilling fun. Open Thursday – Sunday plus Halloween night. Receive a $5 discount for checking in on Facebook when you arrive. Located at the Two Trees Escape in the Gateway Village 2855 Johnson Drive. Cost is $15 and hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Haze Maze is benefiting the Kensington Foundation. The Kensington Foundation aids in children’s medical rehabilitation and development throughout Ventura county.

Oct.13: On Saturday, from 10 – 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Bag o’ Books Book Sale at Hill Road Library, 1070 South Hill Road. Members of Ventura Friends of the Library can take home a bag of books for $1. For all others, the price is $3 a bag. Contact: Mary Olson (805) 223-1187

Oct.13: Haunted Ventura 2-4p.m. All ages lecture and walking tour of the many haunted places in Old Ventura. Stories of ghastly ghosts and strange supernatural happenings will highlight this tour by Ghost Hunter and Story Teller, Richard Senate. Starts at 2 p.m. at Bank of Books 748 E Main Street (805) 643-3154. Fee $6 per person.

Oct.14: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Dr. KuanFen Liu Artistic Director celebrates the opening of its 16th Season with New World Symphony. The concerts will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St.

Donations of $25 are appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free. For more information call 805-484-8000 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.

Oct.16:  LifeSource Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. at 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. Scholarships and childcare available with prior notice.

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

Oct.16: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fall Migration Bird Walk, hosted by the Nature Conservancy.  Fall migration is starting as the weather changes and the birds have started to move through the area.  Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. The walk is roughly 1 1/2 miles.  Ormond Beach wetlands, 301 McWane Blvd. Oxnard.  Park at the end of McWane and meet at the gate.  Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Oct.18: To celebrate the June 2018 publication of Santa Barbara author Daniel Thomas’s first collection of poems, “Deep Pockets,” Thomas will read his poetry on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Topping Room at the E.P. Foster Public Library. The reading is hosted by Phil Taggart as part of the weekly poetry series at the library. “Deep Pockets” is available for pre-order at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and copies are available now at Chaucer’s.

Oct.19: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street at 10 a.m. Men and women are welcome. 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, or alvconline@hotmail.com.
805-643-2458 Monday – Thursday, 8 – 2 p.m.

Oct. 20: The Ventura community has long maintained a strong environmental ethic. Whether it’s conserving our hills and open space, encouraging smart growth, protecting our picturesque rivers and beaches, or keeping our City safe and clean,

Community Cleanup Event, Sat. Oct. 20, 9 am-12 noon

765 S. Seaward Ave.

Oct. 20: Celebrate local authors at Barnes & Noble Ventura, Saturday, 1- 4 p.m.

A few authors that will be appearing include Maryann Ridini Spencer “Lady in the Window”, Sheila Lowe “Written Off”, Mike Kennedy “The Huut” and Betty Thomas Patterson “What’s College About Anyway”.

Oct. 21: On Sunday, the Southern California Chapter of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation will meet at E.P. Foster Library from 11 – 1 p.m. Continuing exploration of how music and handwriting have a world of elements in common, chapter President Charles Talmadge and VP Lena Rivkin will demonstrate with live music and handwriting samples of great composers. Free with refreshments. 805-320-7075 or durufle8@gmail.com for additional information.

Oct. 21: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, at the Campus Student Center of Ventura College. At noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop and a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1 p.m. members will bring watches, clocks & tools for sale. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch will be free.  www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Oct. 27, 28: Ventura Jubilee Fellowship is hosting a Bible Conference featuring Dr. Robert Morgan as guest speaker. Dr. Morgan, renowned author and speaker will be speaking on “The Red Sea Rules” and will be available to sign books. This free event is from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 9- 12p.m., Oct. 28 11:30 a.m. Located at 2226 Goodyear Ave. Call 805 -535-4325 for additional information.

Vol. 11, No. 26 – Sept 26 – Oct 9, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, October 11. The concert will begin at 12 p.m. in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Professor of Mathematics Jason Miller will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, to deliver a presentation titled “Bats of the Channel Islands: Using Mathematics to Protect our Elusive Nocturnal Neighbor.” Miller comes from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Friends of the Ojai Libraries invite you to their Annual Ojai Day Weekend book sale to be held in the parking lot of the Ojai Library on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of books featuring an assortment of hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction will be on sale. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation For further information visit the website www.ovlff.com.

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.

Choosing Gentleness: Opening Our Hearts to All the Ways We Feel and Are in Every Moment. Reading, book signing, Q & A and discussion with local author, psychologist and women’s gatherings host, Robyn L. Posin, Ph.D. Monday evening October 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St. Contact robyn@compassionateink.com with any questions or for more information.

Robyn’s book questions and reframes current ideas about forgiveness, gratitude, anger, procrastination, selfishness and how growth actually unfolds.

forthelittleonesinside.com and compassionateink.com.

Villanova Preparatory School is honored to host Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest, best-selling author, and founder of Homeboy Industries on Tuesday, October 2. Fr. Boyle’s transformational work in building the world’s largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program continues to serve as a social model of hope and healing.

California Coastal Horse Rescue (CCHR) in Ojai, will host its Annual Octoberfest Saturday, October 13, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Ranch at 600 West Lomita Ave.

The community is invited to this event, which includes a beer and wine garden, live music, SoCal Comfort Food Truck, games and activities for children, and, of course, the stars of the day – the CCHR horses.

An all-volunteer, non-profit organization, CCHR’s mission is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses and provide them with a second chance at living healthy, happy and productive lives. The cost for this event is $10 per person. Kids under 6 are free

On Monday, October 29, the Ojai Art Center Literary Branch welcomes David Mellon who will talk about his transition from painting to writing, how he got his novel published, as well as doing a reading from that novel. The Literary Salon begins at 7:00 PM in the Ojai Art Center Gallery and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

It was when he discovered the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program that his literary aspirations were ignited.  His first book, Silent, was nominated for the 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize


The public is welcomed on October 29, 7:00 p.m. in the Ojai Art Center Gallery for David Mellon’s talk followed by a reception and book signing. $5 donation at the door.

Vol. 11, No. 26 – Sept 26 – Oct 9, 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.

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 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. 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 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.

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. They are a fun group.

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.
Group meets the first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park, 850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc. from our area. Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733

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 and celebrate milestones. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion, in the Canada Larga room.  Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Nov 6, Nov 21, Dec 5, 19. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay, tcfventura@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 Ventura Water Dept. will make a presentation on “smart” meters and the Surfrider Foundation will discuss the Ocean Friendly Gardens program. 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. 27: The Friendship Connection, a group of retired women, will have their monthly luncheon at Marie Callendar’s Restaurant on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Dorothea Phelan will portray Ysabel del Valle who lived at Rancho Camulos in the 1850s. Prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 805-654-8388.

Sept. 27: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday.  This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent, or, interested in the Portuguese culture.  Marie Callendars Restaurant, 1295 South Victoria at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting.  For more information, and a reservation, call Cora Corella at (805) 483-6285 or Yvonne Westervelt at (805) 483-4168.

Sept. 27: The Arc of Ventura County is pleased to present,
“An Evening with Rachel Simon,” featuring the award-winning author and nationally-recognized public speaker on issues related to diversity and disability.

Rachel Simon will present, “Riding through Life with Cool Beth: My Sister’s Journey to Independence, My Journey to Embracing My Sister.”

6 – 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

The Arc of Ventura County, 5103 Walker Street, Ventura

Event is free. RSVP on Eventbrite, Facebook or call The Arc at (805) 650-8611

Oct. 2,16: October 2 and 16 are the dates for the next twice-monthly Ventura Retired Men’s Group 11:30 a.m. meetings at the Ventura Elks lodge. For anyone interested, there’s a time of social interaction and a speaker on a topic of interest over a lunch provided with our compliments if you’ll drop in and introduce yourself. Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 if you have a question.

Oct. 2: LifeSource Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church,1555 Poli St. Study James by Beth Moore and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild. Cost for two books and registration is $45. Scholarships and childcare available with prior notice. 805-648-2737 for more information or cpcventura.org

Oct. 4: The Ventura County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30am on Thursday at the Bard Mansion on the NBVC Port Hueneme. This includes Lunch and a presentation by Mr. Rick Schoeder, President of Many Mansions. Tickets cost $15 per person paid at the door.  Call Jon at 805-642-6748 for more information.

Oct. 4: The Autism Society of Ventura County will recognize twelve individuals and organizations from our community who have demonstrated dedication and initiative in making a difference in the Autism Community at the  Awesome in Autism Awards Event.

Celebrate their efforts and dedication Awesome in Autism Awards Dinner.

5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn

General Admission: $40.00 / Children Admission: $20.00
Event includes: Dinner of your choice.

Photo Booth, No-Host Bar, Silent Auction

Registration: https://bit.ly/2Q6945K

ASVC is an affiliate chapter of the national Autism Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism.

Oct. 7: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Meeting
Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Located at the 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

Oct. 7: In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Freddie the American Mini Horse will be in attendance for photos and buggy rides from 1:30 to 3p.m.  Museum admission is free, but a $5 donation will be asked from riders for Freddie’s expenses.  Well known local historian/ghost hunter Richard Senate will lead tours and sign copies of his latest books.  The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets.  For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

Oct.10: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is having a special “Meds, Mobility and Magic” meeting from 1-3p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living. Several Pharmaceutical Representatives will give a brief introduction about medications and other medical devices for treating Parkinson’s. For more details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.

Oct.10: All are invited to a free informational event on Wednesday, at 7p.m. Justice Steven Perren and retired judge Melinda Johnson will present an unbiased analysis of the November ballot propositions. First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Avenue. Steven Z. Perren is an Associate Justice of the State Court of Appeal and Melinda Johnson is a retired Superior Court Judge. The program is cosponsored by the Ventura County League of Women Voters. For more information, contact the church at 805-643-8621.

 

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.