Events by Ana Baker
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club meets every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12, first time dancers are free. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information.
Feb.18: Ventura Police Department Officer Marchetti will report on Gang Activity and Prevention in our city at the next monthly meeting of the East Ventura Community Council. The Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. Additional items on the agenda are reports on the Parklands Apartments project to be built at the corner of Telegraph and Wells Road, and updates on our water shortage, and the petition drive to place an initiative extending our expiring SOAR (Save Our Agricultural Resources) legislation on the November ballot.
The public is encouraged to attend and participate! Books in good condition may be brought for donation to San Buenaventura Friends of the Library. For more information, call 804-7558
Feb. 24: The Ventura Soroptimist Club welcomes realtor Sam Benner to their luncheon meeting at noon at the Ventura Marriott Beach Hotel. Sam will speak on Marketing and Social Media. Topics he will cover include: How to use content marketing to get your message out there, Social media best practices and Facebook 101. He will cover the basics of profiles, pages, groups, and its amazing advertising platform.
Sam works as a realtor for Keller Williams . If you are interested in attending this meeting or want more information about the Soroptimist club please call Cindy Daly at 701-0882 to RSVP by Monday, February 22. The cost is $15.
Feb. 25: – The local chapter of Portuguese Fraternal Society of America (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 11:30am. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Held at Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main St. For more information and reservation, please call Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168 or Cora Corella at 483-6285.
Feb. 25: The River Community Church is hosting a “College Preview” meeting at 859 E. Santa Clara Street at 6 p.m. TRC has partnered with New Hope Christian College to bring a Bible College to Ventura. Please attend the college preview meeting and learn about Admission Standards, Financial Aid, Student Expenses, Online Associate of Science in Ministry Leadership, Christian Leadership Certificate (CLC), and much more. For more information call TRC at 648-7955 or visit their website at www.TheRiverCommunity.org .
Feb. 26: Elizabeth H. Morrison-Banks, MD, MS Ed. (Neurology and Neuroimmunology), who is affiliated with Anacapa Surgical Associates in Ventura, will be the guest speaker at the Friday MS Lunch Club meeting. This multiple sclerosis self-help support group will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Carrow’s Restaurant at 2401 Harbor Blvd. The Last Friday MS Lunch Club welcomes all people living with multiple sclerosis and family and friends. Please call Tammy at 648-6402 or Donna at 646-3750 for more information.
Feb.26: The second-longest running Off Broadway musical by Joe DiPietro is back for a second time around at the Elite Theater. In the hilarious musical comedy, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change the central theme of love and relationships brings us the stories about dating, romances, marriage, death that includes all of the ups and downs that come along with them.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change will be presented February 26- March 26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an additional Thursday night show March 24 at 8 p.m. Performance tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students, seniors, and military. The Elite Theatre is located in the Channel Island’s Fisherman’s Wharf at 2731 S. Victoria Ave. For more information please visit http://www.elitetheatre.org or call 483-5118.
March 1: Mended Hearts of Ventura Group meets the first Tuesday each month at the
Community Memorial Hospital on the 8th floor from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Hear excellent speakers, leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. from our area who give excellent information. Contact: Richard Hatcher 644-2733
March 5: Altrusa Of San Buenaventura will host a fundraiser fashion show and luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard. Proceeds from this event will support Altrusa’s community projects such as Family to Family, nursing scholarships, supplies for Westpark’s after-school program, Veterans Home of California, Blanchard Library’s teen scene program, and more. Cost is $45 per person and reservations must be made prior to February 29. Contact Sharon Knapp at 654-0545 for additional information.
March 5,6: The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Lapidary Arts Show of the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (VGMS) takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. With a focus on kids and education the Ventura Gem & Lapidary Arts Show has been a fun family event for 54 years. At the pre-show dinner on Friday, March 4, two Scholarship Awards to Ted Brown (Ventura College) and Sean Curran (Santa Barbara City College) will be presented.
The show is the society’s major fund-raising event helping to underwrite educational activities, including their annual college scholarships. For further details, call VGMS President Diane Cook 312-8467, email email@example.com, or visit www.vgms.org.
March 6: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 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.
March 7,21: The Ventura County Philatelic Society will have stamp trading and camaraderie.
Located at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Admission and parking are free. Come for a great evening.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-1601