Vol. 8, No. 23 – August 19 – September 1, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

Would you like to meet new friends? Whatever the reason, Ventura’s Conversation Group is the right place for you. This eclectic group meets Wednesdays from 4p.m. to 5:45p.m. Located at the Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant at 2753 Main St. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Be sure to bring an interesting topic to discuss.

Free admission stage show, 2p.m. to 4p.m. First Sunday of every month.  Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more Information call 517-1131.

Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45p.m. Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $9, non-members $11. Call 407-9971 for more information.

Aug. 20: Michael Badner, of Williams Homes, will talk about the “Farm Project”, a housing development to be built at Saticoy and Telegraph, on land held formerly by the UC Hansen Trust. Chairperson John McNally will report on his recent tour of the Walker-Hearne Ranch, and an update on the Water Rate Increase by the council’s development chair, Dan Cormode.

The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are always accepted by San Buenaventura Friends of the Library, and are very much appreciated. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate! Check our Facebook page for updated agenda items. For more information call 804-7558.

Aug. 23: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura invites the public to join them to review ways we as individuals can help reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in our community.  Come hear about the many ways you can make a difference in a homeless person’s life and in your life.  Join us Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary at 5654 Ralston St.  For more information, email [email protected].

Aug. 25: Dine Out and Donate, support Pier into the Future while enjoying a night out at Winchesters. Winchesters Grill and Saloon will donate 20 percent of sales to Pier into the Future. Free Pier Wine Glass to the first 50 in attendance. 632 E. Main Street from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Aug. 29: August 29: Interested in lowering your carbon footprint and making your home more energy and water efficient? Visit emPower Ventura County at the Golden Lawn Conservation Expo. emPower staff will be offering advice on how to improve your home’s health and indoor air quality, while saving on utility bills.

At the booth, you can sign up for a free home energy site visit with an emPower Energy Coach for a comprehensive look your whole home’s energy performance. You can also learn how to take advantage of utility incentives up to $6,500 and low-interest, unsecured financing that starts at 5.9%.

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 500 Main Street (between Parking Structure and Main St).

For information on the emPower program, call 654-3834 or email [email protected].

Aug. 29: You are warmly invited to an end-of-summer Evensong on Sat., at 5 p.m.  Musical offerings will feature Haydn’s elegant St. Nicholas Mass as well as excerpts from Saint-Saëns’ Sonata for bassoon and Bach’s serene aria Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Pleasurable rest, beloved soul’s delight) from BWV 170.  Directed by Helen Farson with artists including Nick Akdag, bassoon, Louis Grace, oboe and Mariana Smith, flute as well as members of the Ventura Chorale. Admission is always free.  Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6300 Telephone Rd.  Please call 641.9646 for more information.

Sept. 1: Mended Hearts of Ventura group will meet at the Health Science Building at Ventura College, Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Contact for more info: Richard Hatcher 644-2733

Sept. 6: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. accompanied by period music in the parlor and upstairs library landing. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets. For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

Sept. 1: Ventura Retired Men’s Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ventura Elks Lodge, 2126 Knoll Drive. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information on VRMG and its future events, please visit http://www.VenturaRetiredMen.org/fp.html , call Gene Wink at 647-2513, or email [email protected]

Sept. 7,21: The Ventura County Philatelic Society will have their Stamp trading and camaraderie event.

Mondays from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road.  Admission and parking are free. Come for a great evening.  They are a fun group. Contact: [email protected] or 320-1601

Sept. 14: The Master Children’s Choir is auditioning Children ages 6 through teens, for the fall session. The choir sings light classical music arranged for children and shares a traditional Christmas Concert at the historic Mission in Ventura in December and an annual Spring Concert in Camarillo.  The award-winning choir competes in festivals and plans to attend the International Children’s choir Festival in England, July 2016.  Rehearsals begin in Camarillo Monday. Auditions are friendly.  Call now for an appointment and more information 390-6500. Scholarships available.

September 26: The Ventura & Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will hold a 2 day introductory workshop on antique clocks on September 26 & 27, at the Dudley House Museum at 197 N. Ashwood. Hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00pm each day. The workshop is open to the public and no prior experience is required. Class size will be limited to 10 students.

Topics to be covered include a brief history of the American clock industry, tips on clock collecting and care and theory of how clocks work.  Each student will disassemble and reassemble a clock movement. All tools and the clock movements will be supplied.

There is a charge of $100 for the workshop.For registration or information contact Mike Schmidt  988-1764 or [email protected]


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