Vol. 12, No. 8 – Jan 16 – Jan 29, 2019 – 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.  Topics cover current events that affect stocks, funds, real estate, and interest-bearing investments.  From 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street.  Visitors and potential members are welcomed.  There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.

Musicians’ Sober Support Meetup @ FIND (A Friend in Deed) every Monday night 7-9 p.m. Bring acoustic instrument(s) for jamming after sharing support for sobriety.

Bell Arts-Studio 39-432 Ventura Ave. For further information A.Friend.In.Deed.Ventura@gmail.com.

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

Group meets the first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park,

850 Johnson Dr. They have excellent speakers, leading cardiologists, nutritionists, dietitians from our area. Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa) is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence in the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. Every Friday at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston (enter through side door off parking lot). Further information Deva (805) 814-5650 or Maryann (805)509-4813.

Jan.17: Derek Poultney, Executive Director of the Ventura Land Trust, will present an update on the acquisition of Harmon Canyon, 2100 acres in the hills of East Ventura. East Ventura Community Council starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. Karen Schmidt, Regional Affairs Manager for the Clean Power Alliance, will explain the new choices available to residents in the sourcing of electricity. A representative from Ventura’s Police Department will present an update on crime in the area. Books in good condition are solicited on behalf of Ventura Friends of the Library.

Jan.17: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. at 10 a.m. Men and women are welcome. There is no age requirement. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and Assistance League School for young children with learning disabilities. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs.

Jan.19: Children’s Book Reading: Ladies & Gentlemen…the Penguins! featuring Ivor Davis with musical entertainment by Alan Shapiro from 1pm-2pm.

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery – 540 E. Main Street

Appropriate for kids ages 5 thru 10 and Beatles fans of all ages!

RSVP 805-628-3540 or thru Facebook Event Page @very-ventura.

Jan. 19 & 20: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St. All genres, books individually priced. On January 19, Ventura Friends of the Library members will be admitted at 11 a.m. Open for all 12-3 p.m. On Sunday, January 20, open for all 12-3 p.m.

Jan. 20: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) meet Sunday in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11a.m. 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 p.m.

The program this month will be by Jerry Treiman on “Staying Alive – How the E. Howard watch survived for almost 100 years”. There is a $5 admission charge. Lunch will be available for $5.

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

Jan. 20: 9-11am. The Nature Conservancy is hosting a walk (1 1/2miles) along the Santa Clara River which is flowing due to recent rains. Search for signs of wildlife as we explore the restoration and wetland area. Please wear comfortable walking shoes , water, layers, binoculars. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before scheduled start. There are no facilities at this location. 1368 Mission Rock Rd. Santa Paula. Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Jan. 21: The 33rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. in the Oxnard Room of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way. This year’s event theme is, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly: injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The day will begin with a Freedom March from Plaza Park at Fifth and “C” Streets. with prayer at 8 a.m. Tickets for the program are $7 and are available from any member of the MLK, Jr., Committee. For information or vendor booth applications, please call Willie Claytor at (805) 985-3387.

Jan. 23: “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, including public safety and economic development. The Council meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.”

Jan.24: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of P.F.S.A. (Council #128) 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.  For more information and a reservation please call Cora Corella at (805) 483-4168, or, Yvonne Westervelt at (805) 483-4168.

Jan. 25: Like to play acoustic music? Songmakers.org welcomes instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters at all levels to join in a free song circle at the Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave. 7-10 p.m. Listeners welcome! Info: Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.

Jan. 26: Saturday 7- 9 p.m. Once Ventura was a wild and woolly Cattle Town where gunfighters, sailors, hookers and cowboys walked the boardwalk streets and violence was no stranger. This era left many ghosts behind in the downtown of our community. Mr. Richard Senate will explore these colorful phantoms and their stories. Fee $6 Bank of Books748 E Main St. (805) 643-3154

January 26: 9-11am. 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. The walk is 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Wear durable walking shoes. Meet at the end of Arnold Rd, Ormond beach, Oxnard. Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Jan. 27: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Dr. KuanFen Liu Artistic Director celebrates its 16th Season with Young Artists featuring young artists with guest conductor Daniel Newman-Lesser. Donations of $20 are appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free. For more information call 805-484-8000 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org. Sunday at 3p.m. First United Methodist Church 1338 E. Santa Clara St.

Feb. 5,19: Ventura Retired Men’s Group meetings at the Ventura Elks lodge will be held at 11:30 a.m. Social activities and a program and complimentary lunch for your first visit. Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 if you have any question and spend a couple of enjoyable hours.

Vol. 12, No. 7 – Jan 3 – Jan 15, 2019 – 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.

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 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 (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. Ventura. They have excellent speakers
leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc. from our area.
Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa) is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence in the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. Every Friday at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston (enter through side door off parking lot). Further information Deva (805) 814-5650 or Maryann (805)509-4813.

Jan.6: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets, 197 N. Ashwood. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

Jan. 9: Start the New Year with hope for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Join the Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group as we kick off the New Year with Wayne Pickerell, Vice President and Clinical Research Manager of Neurosearch, Inc. Wednesday, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living at 5440 Ralston St.  For more details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.

Jan 12: On Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Amnesty International USA Local Group #452 is hosting Write for Rights, a letter-writing marathon for human rights. Located at the College United Methodist Church, 4300 Telegraph Road, corner Telegraph and Baylor. This event is part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, the world’s largest letter writing event. Drop in between 1 – 4 p.m. to write letters. Your hand-written letters, combined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the world, can change the lives of this year’s 10 cases. We furnish paper, pens, stamps, snacks and good company.

Jan:19-20: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St. All genres, books individually priced. On Saturday, January 19, Ventura Friends of the Library members will be admitted at 11 a.m. Open for all 12 – 3 p.m. On Sunday, January 20, open for all 12 – 3 p.m.

Feb. 9-11: Community Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding. Several activities are planned. Located at 1555 Poli St. Free event for all ages. Saturday 9th: open house 10 – 2 p.m. Jolly Jumps, Classic Cars, Scavenger Hunt, Games, Tours, Living History and Photo Booth. Fun for the Whole Family.

12 – 2 p.m. Hot Dog Lunch Served. Sunday 10th: Worship & Reunion Concert 9 – 10:30 a.m. Worship Service: Rev. Darrell Johnson Preaching “I Will Build MY Church” 3 p.m. Fellowship and Appetizers
4 p.m. Reunion Concert. Childcare will be available. Monday 11th: Building A Legacy Seminar
with Rev. Darrell Johnson. Fellowship and Appetizers at 4 p.m. and light dinner at 5 p.m. Seminar on building a legacy at 6 p.m. Childcare available.

Vol. 12, No. 7 – Jan 3 – Jan 15, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Art Without Limits, sharing the work of the Santa Barbara non-profit of the same name. Art Without Limits provides artists of all disciplines with a belief in the power of the arts to transform lives and communities. The exhibition will feature recent work by emerging artists Elite Henenson, Sol Hill, Tom Pazderka and Andi Schoenbaum.

The Opening Reception on Saturday, January 2nd from 2 – 5 pm will feature Yulia Maluta and Derrick Curtis performing ballroom dancing. The public is welcome to attend.

A ballroom dancing workshop with Yulia Maluta and Peter Smith is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th. Participants will learn Swing, Argentine Tango and Foxtrot in three 40-minute sessions. The cost is $30 per person. To RSVP e-mail the Center at beatricewoodcenter@gmail.com or call 805-646-3381.

Running concurrently in the Beato Gallery is Intersection: Art and Life, an exhibition based upon the recent book by Kevin Wallace, director of the Center.

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is located at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road in Upper Ojai. Opening Reception for Art Without Limits on Saturday, January 12th from 2 to 5 pm. The public is invited to attend. Ballroom Workshop is on Saturday, January 26th.

The Ojai Art Center Theater and director Paul Sulzman announce auditions for “The Miser” by Moliere (translation by David Chambers), the second production of the 2019 theater season. The play will run weekends beginning April 5 through April 28.

Actors should be prepared for movement and be prepared to read.  Reading will be done without movement but sitting at a table. Script is available at the Arts Center (please do not remove) and sides are noted in the script and available online at the Ojai Arts Center website.

Auditions are open to everyone and by appointment only. Please call Paul @ (323) 273-7285 for more info or to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Sirena Pellarolo will visit the Ojai Library on Tuesday, January 15, at 12 p.m. to deliver a presentation entitled Mapping Your Successful Midlife Career Reinvention. This interactive workshop will show participants how to effectively set a plan of action to jump-start a successful midlife re-launch. This workshop is being co-sponsored by the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Pellarolo is a board certified Holistic Health Coach, international author and speaker, radio host, and blogger. With over 30 years’ experience working on women’s empowerment and mentoring thousands of students and clients, she believes in a holistic approach to help individuals navigate career and life transitions in an empowered and natural way. Her own midlife relaunch from College Professor to Midlife Reinvention Coach models for her clients how to courageously reinvent their lives by unleashing their unique personal power, creative self-expression, and hands-on genius.

Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The concert will begin at 12 p.m. in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Opera Santa Barbara Studio Artists, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces, all accompanied by piano.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, January 13, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to start the New Year off right!

“Don’t let the past run your life,” Rev. Karen says.

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.

Vol. 12, No. 6 – Dec 19, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019 – 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.

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.  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.

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.

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. They have 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, 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.  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

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meet on the first and third Mondays each month at 7:30pm at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd, Ventura. 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

Dec. 22: Christmas Organ Concert. The mighty pipe organ at First United Methodist Church and Music Director, Tyler Carlisle, will again be featured, embellished by the piano, choir and a decorated sanctuary to gently nudge us into the Christmas spirit. Saturday at 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1338 East Santa Clara Street. Free! No tickets sold. Donations appreciated.

Dec. 28: Like to play acoustic music? Songmakers.org welcomes instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters at all levels to join in a free song circle at the Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave. 4th Friday of each month, 7 – 10 p.m. Listeners welcome! Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.

Dec. 30: Get outside and explore the Santa Clara River hosted by The Nature Conservancy. This is one of the more beautiful properties and least visited of The Nature Conservancy in Ventura County.  Join a naturalist on an adventure exploring the Santa Clara River corridor with no real established trails. Be prepared to get dirty or muddy. Durable hiking shoes, long pants and water are recommended. There are no facilities at this location. 250 S. Hallock Dr. Santa Paula. 9-11am.

Jan. 5: Kim Simons, “Dance of Deception” Author Signing Event. “She blasts music as she backs out of the driveway and then peels rubber as she drives away, leaving Lance standing in the driveway. Her hair flies out of the window as she blasts off. Lance is mesmerized; he wants her in the worst way. He hates himself for it.” Bank of Books 748 E Main St. Saturday 5-7 p.m. (805) 643-3154

Jan. 6: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.

Sunday 2-4 p.m. new location. Back to Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Rd. Free admission, music on stage. Free parking. Open to Public. For more information call,805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA

Jan. 12: Wendy Dale Young Author Signing Event, “Behind the Eyes of Liberty Pearl” By Wendy Dale Young. Wendy is a first-time author, but a published song writer. Wendy began her career at age 10, as a ballerina with The Bolshoi Ballet and later performed on Broadway and in London, England. She taught the performing arts to special-needs children and adults for 18 years. Saturday 1 -3 p.m. at the Bank of Books 748 E Main St. (805) 643-3154

Vol. 12, No. 6 – Dec 19, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Ojai author Elizabeth Rose will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, to deliver a presentation of her new book From The Fire which reflects on the Thomas Fire, co-authored with Deva Temple.

From The Fire is a book about hope and connection and the coming together of the Ojai community as well as a book about the devastation and trauma of the Thomas Fire. This book is a collection of photographs, writings, art, and reflection—entirely from members of the Ojai Community—that document the fire experience from the flames into the ashes to the regrowth on our land as well as within the community.

Elizabeth Rose will discuss the making of this book—from the interviews with over 45 community members to the process of culling through over 900 photograph submissions to sharing her experience meeting with so many Ojai community members.

This event is free and open to the public.

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 Women’s Fund (OWF) proudly names the 13 organizations selected to receive $105,000 in 2018 community grant awards, which honor and support Ojai Valley nonprofits that serve local arts, education, environment, health, and social service projects. All funds were raised this year through OWF member donations and a Wilson Family Fund grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF).

The Ojai Women’s Fund will honor its 2018 grant recipients and celebrate good works in Ojai at a Grantee Gala Celebration, Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. All are welcome; please check OWF’s website at www.ojaiwomensfund.org for further information.

Now in a third year of local philanthropy, the Ojai Women’s Fund has already created substantial community impact by raising and awarding $229,000 to Ojai Valley nonprofits. OWF warmly welcomes all women of the Valley share the joy of local giving through OWF membership. Visit www.ojaiwomensfund.org to learn much more.

December 21 is Third Friday in Ojai. Every month the Ojai Valley Museum, galleries, and shops plan something special. Third Fridays in Ojai is an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy the village during special early evening hours. Every month provides you with a little different experience. Standout experiences in December include an exhibition opening reception, live music, and lots of sales.

Vol. 12, No. 5 – Dec 5 – Dec 18, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (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. They have excellent speaker 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. This can take time and require added patience. 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, 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, in the Canada Larga room.  On the following dates: 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.

Dec. 7,8,9:  The 25th year of the Dudley House Holiday Boutique continues into December on weekends from 10 – 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays.  Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past at this historic 1892 farm house where you will find quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items. The Dudley House is located at 197 N. Ashwood Avenue on the corner of Loma Vista. Admission is free. Call (805) 642-3345 for information.

Dec. 8: You are warmly invited to attend an Advent Evensong on Saturday at 5 pm.  This hour of meditation, led by the women’s voices, will include the singing of carols interspersed with the gift of silence to welcome this season of hope.   Patricia Lathrop-McPherson and Karen Sonnenschein are the soloists.  Directed by Helen Farson. Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6300 Telephone Rd., Please call 805.641.9646 if more information is desired.  Admission is free.

Dec. 9: Community Presbyterian Church Choir and Preschool Present a Family Christmas Concert and Caroling. 1555 Poli St at 4:30 p.m. All ages welcome, Christmas cookie potluck to follow.

Dec.11: Pasajera, an evening of Flamenco at the WAV, 175 S Ventura Ave. at 8 p.m. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to WAV. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno.

Dec. 13: Ventura Chapter, Holistic Chamber of Commerce upcoming Holiday Party on Thursday, from 6- 8 p.m. at the Harvest Café, 175 S Ventura Ave. Please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish for the potluck (the cafe has asked that no meat or fish be included in food); drinks will be available for purchase.

Cost to members is $5 and non-members is $10 in cash to be paid at the door.

Vol. 12, No. 4 – Nov 21 – Dec 4, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Ojai has been threatened by wildfires many times over the past century. Several were the largest wildfire in California history. The newest exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum examines the Thomas Fire and other fires that impacted the valley.

The museum is housed in the former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church. The original church on the site burnt in a 1917 wildfire. It, and other fires, give historical context to the Thomas Fire which began in Upper Ojai last December.

The December one-year anniversary of the Thomas Fire will no doubt be an important touchstone for everyone who lives in the valley. The free exhibition runs through January 27, 2019.

The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Ave. Free parking is available behind the museum, off Blanche Street.

For more information, call the museum at (805) 640-1390, ext. 201, email ojaimuseum@gmail.com, or visit the museum website at OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

The holidays are on the way, which means that Santa Paws is coming to town! The Humane Society of Ventura County’s annual two-day holiday photo-shoot event will take place on Sundays, Dec. 2, at the HSVC’s shelter in Ojai, at 402 Bryant St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Adults, children and pets are welcome to pose in photos with or without Santa. The shelter will have festive costumes available for attendees’ pets. Pocket pets, reptiles, rabbits and birds are all welcome!

In addition, during the Dec. 2 event, the HSVC will host its annual bake sale and Firefly Ceramics will once again be on hand with its special Tiles for Tails program. For a $25 donation benefiting the HSVC, attendees can design their own tile that will be permanently displayed on-site at the nonprofit shelter.

The main event both days will be the photo sessions, which include five to 10 images and start at $30.

Santa Paws is the HSVC’s largest community event of the year, bringing in some 300 families. All proceeds go directly toward the daily operations at the shelter.

For more on the event, contact Cooper at GregC@HSVC.org or 805-646-6505, ext. 112.

On Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3pm, Chamber On The Mountain will present the Amerigo Trio, with pianist Bernadene Blaha, at Logan House in Upper Ojai (adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd.). The Amerigo Trio, made up of violinist Glenn Dicterow, violist Karen Dreyfus, and cellist Inbal Segev, Audience members are invited to stay and meet the artists at a reception following the performance. Tickets $25.00 at ChamberOnTheMountain.com.

The Holiday Vegetarian Soups with Chef Randy event will occur on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lavender Inn, located at 210 E Matilija Street. There’s something about these easy-to-make soups that are perfect for the holidays. Included in the $75 cost of this class is a copy of Randy’s new book, the Ojai Valley Make-Ahead Cookbook. Call 805-646-6635 for reservations.

Freelance writer, filmmaker, and animal advocate Petrine Day Mitchum will visit the Ojai Library on Sunday, December 9, at 1 p.m. for a book signing and meet and greet session for her book Snout About Town.

The Humane Society of Ventura County will be a joint host for this event, and will receive a portion of the proceeds from the day’s book sales.

This event is free and open to the public.

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. 12, No. 4 – Nov 21 – Dec 4, 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.   10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street.   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.

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 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 (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. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.  On the following dates: 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.23: 8:30-10:30am. Santa Clara River Holiday hike and nature walk hosted by the Nature Conservancy. Come join the Nature Conservancy and get outside to burn off Thanksgiving dinner. The hike will be along the Santa Clara River corridor where there isn’t much water but there are still signs of water and wildlife. Many birds use this area as a refuge.  Bring good hiking shoes, water and binoculars (optional). 1368 Mission Rock Rd. Santa Paula. If you have any questions please contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Dec. 1, 2: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will take place on Saturday, Dec 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9-2 p.m.

The fair features a large variety of items for every budget, including jewelry, crafts, knit and crochet, textile art, photography, mosaics, 2D and 3D art, and more. The fair will be held in Berg Hall at the church, located at 5654 Ralston St. All are welcome. Ample parking is available in the back of the church.

Dec. 2: Sunday 1-3pm Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.

Knights Of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa..Free admission, music on stage and jamming. Free parking in the rear. For more information call, (805) 517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA.

Dec. 2: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra’s holiday concert at 3 p.m. 

KuanFen, Artistic Director and Miriam Arichea, Choir Director. Hänsel & Gretel Overture, Engelbert Humperdinck, Nutcracker: Suite No. 1, Op. 71a, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Harp Concerto in B at Major, George F Handel, Composer; Elaine Litster, Harpist, “In the Bleak Midwinter”, Gustav Holst.

First United Methodist Church 1338 E. Santa Clara Street. Donation of $20 at door appreciated.

Youth 18 and under free. For more information call (805) 320-8856 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.

Dec. 7: Friday 5-7pm, Lewis Goldstein Book Signing –   Author Lewis Goldstein has an MFA in Art and Art History and is a full-time professor at Barstow Community College.With illustrator Arianna Grinager, he has published “Of Fleas and Fleadom-A Tale of Two Vermin” a graphic, epic poem in rhyme. Goldstein has also written Hey Zeus and Back to Eden and The Eco-Adventures of Adam and Eve.  Check out Lewis and his books at Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. (805) 643-3154.

Dec. 8: Saturday, 4-8 pm. Live Music provided by the Joe Tourist Band. Join in for a fun filled evening of live music! Bank of Books 748 E. Main St.

Dec. 16: Join in for an afternoon of live music and celebration with four local bands at noon at the Hill Road Library. The Darling Kathleens, Nick Schlesinger, Jasper Ridge, and The Legendary Don Cheddy. They will share original folk-pop and Americana music with the community. This event is free and open to the public. The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 South Hill Road in Ventura. Hours of service are 10 – 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 – 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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.