Vol. 8, No. 24 – September 2 – September 15, 2015 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

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.

Sept.5: On Saturday, at 11a.m., international gospel recording artist Michael Harris will be in concert at the Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church featuring Songs and Testimony from the Heart.  No charge for admission.  Address is 6300 Telephone Road.  For more information, call Polly at 642-5387.

Sept. 5: The Ventura Tennis Club, in cooperation with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, is hosting a Community Tennis Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Camino Real Tennis Park. Events will include clinics for adults and kids from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with

Tennis pro Scott Burton and other staff. Then there will be racquet demos. After the clinics, there will be a barbecue lunch for members and their guests followed by organized doubles play.

The Ventura Tennis Club is a non-profit community based club bringing tennis enthusiasts of all abilities together for social and competitive play. www.venturatennisclub.com

Sept. 8 & 23: Spice-Topia will be hosting cooking classes by Chef Amy Tyrrell of Morsels as You Wish. Each class fee is $35 and includes a complete recipe book and sampling of all dishes on that evening’s menu. Tuesday, Sept. 8 – A Perfectly Paleo Day-Pumpkin Pancakes with Italian Breakfast Sausage

Arugula with Wild Salmon and much more.

Wednesday, Sept.23 – Gleefully Gluten Free-Parmesan Walnut Red Hummus-Caraway Pork & Potato Braise and much more. 6:30pm – 8:30pm 576 E. Main St. 628.3267 spice-topia.com.

Sept. 8: The program of the Ventura Audubon Society features Frank De Martino presenting a very interactive, entertaining and educational program on “Being a Better Bird”.  This is aimed at helping everyone from novice backyard birdwatchers to expert county listers.  Frank will address such classic Ventura County issues as Laguna Fever, Private Property, commonly misidentified species, reporting sensitive birds, participating in bird counts, how to not get run over while birding the tams, and more.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.

Sept. 8: Los Angeles author Nancy Cole Silverman will speak to the Ventura County Writers Club at 7p.m. in Camarillo at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center located at 1605 Burnley Street. The public is invited to attend free-of-charge.

Sept. 10: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. A professional photographer from the area will critique members’ prints and digital images. Each month a special topic is chosen which features some interesting aspect of photography. September will feature the topic “Action”. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. See the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com

Sept.11: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution September luncheon meeting will feature their annual awards program to honor members of the chapter.  The luncheon will take place at 11:30 AM, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant.  All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends,  and visitors are welcome to join.  The cost for lunch is $20 per person, and includes a slice of Marie Callender’s pie.  For additional information call Bill Bays  650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992.  For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities,  http://pattonpatriots.org .

Sept. 11: 13th Annual Firefighters & Heroes Gala to honor Ventura County’s outstanding firefighters and civilian heroes. At the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach 450 E. Harbor Blvd. on Friday from 6:30p.m. to 11 p.m. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ventura, this public event recognizes the heroic achievements and ceaseless dedication of our fire services men and women and local civilian heroes.  Tickets are $40 for dinner, awards, and dancing, with music generously provided by DJ Bruce Barrios.  Tickets at venturakiwanis.com.

Sept. 12: Ventura Audubon Society: Saturday,  8:30 a.m.  Emma Wood State Beach/Ventura River Estuary.  Leaders: David Wappler and David Torfeh  794-5334.

We will begin at Emma Wood State Beach,  target Snowy and Semipalmated Plovers and Caspian Terns. Ventura River Estuary. The estuary is always an exciting place to bird, and target birds will include:  Black-bellied Plover, Willet, Whimbrel, Black Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope and Forster’s Tern. There will be a fair amount of walking, so please dress appropriately in layers and comfortable shoes.

Sept. 12: The Bookkeepers Association of Ventura County will present a seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the Ventura Adult Education Center, 5200 Valentine Road.  This seminar will cover Tips and Tricks for Quickbooks and Excel, Construction Accounting in Quickbooks and an HR presentation.   The seminar costs $65 for members and $80 for non-members.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Visit website, bavc-online.org for details and a sign-up sheet, or call Donna Gordon at 218-1425.

Sept. 12: “Amazon”, given by Rae Lee and Justin, will be the 11 a.m. program for the Ventura Beginners PC Users Group on Saturday. The 9:15 a.m. workshop continues understanding Word’s ribbon commands, followed by Q&A for those with computer questions. Meetings are held at Cypress Place, 1220 Cypress Place. It is open to all beginning and intermediate PC users. Call 648-1368 for further information.

Sept.13,14 & 15:  The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Ventura will be hosting High Holiday Services for both Rosh Hashanah, Sep 13,14 and 15 and Yom Kippur, Sep 22 and 23 at the Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Rd. Chabad and the Pierpont Inn are also offering a full Holiday “Retreat”   in conjunction with the services. You can join Chabad for sumptuous and spirited holiday meals on both nights of Rosh Hashanah, Sep 13 & 14 following services and you can take up lodging at the hotel for the nights of Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur at specially discounted rates. Participating in the Chabad Retreat will add a whole new dimension and flavor to your holiday experience.

The cost for each dinner is $45 for adults and $30 for children (under Bar/Bat Mitzvah). Menu options include Moroccan Lamb Tagine on the first night and Traditional Brisket Dinner on the 2nd night.

Dinner and High Holiday Seat Reservations can be made online at www.ChabaVentura.com.

Sept. 21: Channel Islands Parliamentarians will feature a lesson, “Which One Do We Use? A Lesson on Committee of the Whole and its Variations,” presented by Sandra Sanders.  The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main Street.  Those wishing to order food should arrive at 6p.m. Non-members are welcome.  Membership is $25 per year.  Peggy O’Brien Brown, RP at 390-4518.

Sept. 25: Ventura County Bird Club is having its annual live and silent auction, fundraiser.  Free Admission and open to the public. The auction will consist of jewelry, art, sports and bicycle equipment, in addition to coffee, tea, spa, beauty, gardening and many other gift baskets.  The Auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ventura Moose Lodge #1394, 10267 Telephone Rd.  For further information call  VCBC Treasurer Sue Rockholt 488-6244.

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