Events by Ana Baker
Free admission stage show, 2 p.m. to 4 p.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 9:45 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.
Apr. 1 and 17: The Ventura County Library System will be commemorating National Poetry Month by holding a county-wide Haiku Poetry Contest. Participants will be able to submit their own original haiku at library locations or online at tiny.cc/vclhaiku. Entries will be judged by Ventura County Poet Laureate Phil Taggart. For additional information, contact Bernadette McDowell, City Librarian, 486-5460; Ron Solórzano, City Librarian, at 218-9146; or Deya Terrafranca, City Librarian, 218-1258.
Apr.2: Audubon- 8:00 a.m. Work Day Hedrick Ranch Nature Preserve. Leader: Sandy Hedrick 340-0478. Arrive at 8:00 for self-guided birding which usually yields some interesting birds. Work from 9am – noon. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required.
April 2: Family Fair and Picnic at Plaza Park in downtown Ventura. Come join your family, friends and neighbors for an old time gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. There will be carnival games, races, pie eating contests, a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Ventura, musical performances, an old-fashioned barbecue and much more.
Apr. 2: Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club, paddling club is hosting its annual open house on Saturday, at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public ages 14 and up and all abilities are welcome. Attendees can try their hand at Hawaiian-style outrigger canoeing under the guidance of experienced club members at the equipment site located in the vacant lot at the end of Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor.
For more information [email protected]
April 3: Dudley House Museum 197 N Ashwood Ave from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
In honor of the 150th Birthday of San Buenaventura, there will be historic party line skits 1895-1903. Reenactment of “party line conversations” researched, written and directed by Lynn Weitzel.
April 6: E.P. Foster Library will have a Family Legacy Writing Workshop.
Celebrate Ventura’s history, turn your family history into interesting stories, and make your ancestors come alive on paper. The library will host this two hour writing workshop that focuses on defining and writing the stories that make up our community’s history. Workshop to take place in the Topping Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free
April 3: Sunday, Free stage show. Everyone invited. First Sunday of Every Month
Old Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. More Info call 517-1131.
Apr. 3: On Sunday, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions are holding their monthly meeting at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave. from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mary Watkins, core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a member of the national Steering Committee for Psychologists for Social Responsibility, will discuss how you can imagine the world you want to live in, and seek a path that can help bring it more fully into existence.
Apr. 3: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and, in conjunction with the City’s 150th anniversary celebration, will present skits throughout the afternoon. Come and listen in as the Dudleys gossip on their party line telephone. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood 642-3345 or visit www.dudleyhouse.org.
Apr. 5: The Poinsettia Pavilion will host their monthly free Foothill Food Truck Fest of 2016 Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event includes gourmet food options served up by your favorite food trucks, beer, wine and margaritas. Live music by “The Ramblers”.
Dine indoors where they enjoy live music or outdoors on the patio with a panoramic view. Proceeds fund ongoing improvement projects for the non-profit meeting and banquet facility.
Apr. 6: The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club, (BCNN ) is a group of active women of all ages who live in Ventura, Oxnard, or Port Hueneme and enjoy activities such as hiking, bridge, dining, cooking etc. Ventura Museum Pavilion located at 100 E. Main Street. No charge for meeting and no reservation is required. Shelba Cole Robison Subject: The Poets of BCNN from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit bcnnwomensclub.org 988-0795
Apr. 6,7: There will be a “Scrub Event” April 6 and 7 at CMH 8th Floor Auditorium 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Gift Shop Sale is a fundraiser for the Auxiliary and all proceeds are donated back to CMH.
As we prepare for the opening of the new hospital, there will be additional volunteer service shifts available. Please go to CMH website to begin application process or stop by the Auxiliary front desk and pick up an application.
Apr. 7: Ladies Luncheon. Eat, meet, greet and shop at one of Ventura’s Best Networking Events from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. $27 Online $30 at the door. Sit-down Luncheon Buffet
Located at The Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn in the Pavilion Room 550 Sanjon Rd.
Limited seating available so pre-register today. When you register by March 29 at 12 p.m. you will be on the attendee list. Register at: www.theLadiesLuncheon.com. Ventura Breeze publisher Sheldon will be the first male invited to attend the Ladies Luncheon (lucky ladies).
Apr. 8: The Ventura Jazz Orchestra and the Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club invite you to a very special event. The 2nd annual Mentor/Protégé Spring Swing Extra Large Big Band Bash. Join the party on Friday, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and dance to the talents of featured vocalists Donna Greene and protégé Emmy Hilgers, who will sing to the wonderful melodies of Ventura Jazz Orchestra professionals and top Ventura County high school musicians. Admission is $15 at the door to the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom, 3451 Foothill Rd. Refreshments and parking are free. For more information, call 648-1143.
April 8, 9, 14, 16: Performances for The Waiting Room are Friday, 8th and 9th at 8 p.m. and Thursday, 14th through Saturday 16th at 8 p.m. free preview performance Thursday, 7th at 8 p.m. with two matinee performances in the Helen Yunker Auditorium in the Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Road. General admission $15, student and senior tickets $5. This production contains strong language and adult content that might not be suitable for children under the age of 13. For more information Jay Varela 289-6261 or [email protected].
Apr. 8: “Creating a Power Point Presentation” will be presented to the Ventura Beginners PC Users Group by Martha Navarrete on Saturday, in the Cypress Place Independent Living third floor lounge. The workshop is on more Miscrosoft Word features. The group meets 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. All beginners and intermediates are welcome. Call 648-1368 for further information.
Apr. 8: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution February luncheon meeting will feature the program “Is Our Constitution Relevant”, presented by Ms. Diana Johnson. 11:30 a.m., in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s. Lunch is $20. For additional information Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information http://pattonpatriots.org.
Apr. 12: Ventura Sail and Power Squadron presents Seamanship 2016 course. Class sessions will focus on maneuvering and handling a boat, Rules of the Road, Anchoring, Emergencies at Sea and much more. Class will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday nights beginning April 12 and ending on June 6th. Located at the Ventura Yacht Club 1755 Spinnaker Dr. Cost of class texts and material for Ventura Sail & Power Squadron members is $60 and nonmembers is $90. To reserve a place call 646 7675 .
Apr. 13: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion. A professional photographer from the area will critique member’s prints and digital images. Each month a special topic is chosen which features some interesting aspect of photography. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique. For more information 908-5663 or WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Apr.16: Join Publisher Sheldon and wife Diane on Herman Bennett Foundation’s
“Train Ride Adventure” Fundraiser! Train Ride, Scavenger Hunt W/ Prizes, Museum, Lunch & Live Auction! Enjoy a 4 hour train trip (w/ 2 stops) on a vintage 1940s locomotive through the scenic country side. Benefitting the Foundation’s Spay & Neuter Programs Across Ventura County.
Help control the local animal population and prevent the needless deaths of cats and dogs. Scamp will love you. Tickets available by phone at 445-7171. Also, visit their affiliate Save-A-Life Thrift Stores (888-876-0605) in Camarillo that directly supports the Foundation.
Visit hermanbennettfoundation.org for more information.