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.
May 25: On Wednesday, Tim Harrison, VP for Business and Administrative Services will lead a special tour of the new Applied Science Center on the Ventura College Campus for interested community members. The tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the regular College Area Community Council meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Shana Epstein, general manager of the Ventura Water Department, will provide an update on community water issues and answer questions during the meeting. As always, a representative from the Ventura Police Department will address recent crime trends in the neighborhood. The Council, which represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by the hillsides and Hwy. 126, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. 658-7225 for more information.
May 26: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. The meeting is at Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main St. At 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m., no host luncheon / meeting. For more information and reservation, please call Cora Corella at 483-6285, or, Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
May 26: The Ventura County Bird Club will be entertained by Kim Federico from Birds and Bee’s in Ventura. Her subject will be “Hand feeding and baby bird care”.
Kim recalls “Throughout my life I have been fortunate to experience a large variety of animals as my companions. This love for animals was instilled at an early age by both of my parents. They educated me about them and nurtured my love and compassion for all living beings. “
Come and visit with the club members and bring a friend for the evening. A raffle and refreshments will follow the presentation.
The presentation will start at 7pm at the Ventura Moose Lodge #1394, 10267 Telephone Rd. Attendance is free and all are welcome. For further information call 377-9466 or 488-6244.
May 27: Ventura County Bell Arts Song Circle meets on the 4th Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Like to play acoustic music? Songmakers.org welcomes all lovers of acoustic music, instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters of all levels to join in a free song circle at the Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave. Listeners welcome. TJ Zeiler 910-7565.
May 30: The public is invited to a family-friendly Memorial Day event on Monday, from noon to 4 p.m. Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1679 and Auxiliary at 3801 Market St. This annual event is co-sponsored by Elks Lodge #1430 and Emblem Club and American Legion Post #339 and Auxiliary. Live music begins at noon and complimentary lunch will be served beginning at 1 p.m. Donations accepted but not required.
May 30: Open to the public, Veterans and enlisted Military: Memorial Day ceremony at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura at the flag memorial from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come early to park and enjoy the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Families with children welcome too. No pets.
June 1: 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, wine outings, reading, cooking etc. Monthly meeting is from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Ventura Museum Pavilion 100 E. Main Street, No charge for meeting and no reservation is required.
Speaker: Sheila Lowe Forensic Handwriting Expert. For additional information, bcnnwomensclub.org or 988-0795
June 4: Channel Islands Landing Mariners Swap Meet
Find all of your treasures on Saturday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come to buy or sell electronics and everything related to the boating adventure. Park on the East side of the street. Snacks and Beverages available at Channel Islands Landing, 3821 S. Victoria Ave. 985-6269 for Info or Reservations.
June 4: Vermiculture! (Worm Composting) Workshop at Ventura City Corps at 77 N California St.
Saturday at 11 a.m. The cost of admission is a $10 donation. A power point presentation will illustrate the process step by step. The supplies you will need to get started with Vermiculture will be for sale.
Worm bins/kits for sale: $ 40- Hobbyist bin, $60- Professional bin, $30- Children’s bin.
June 4: On Saturday, Dr. Paul Baker, who is an adoptive parent, co-author of The Hopeful Brain and originator of The Person Brain Model, will explore the emotions and challenges of accepting another person’s child into your home, the dynamics of family culture and ways to quickly build trust in the foster parenting relationship. This special event is designed for current resource families and those considering how they can help support children in foster care in Ventura County.
This event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors:
Foster VC Kids, Casa Pacifica, Arrow, Aspira.net and Koinonia Family Services
To register www.casapacifica.org/training or contact Darlene Navarro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 366-4064. Will be held at Mission Church in Ventura on Elba Street from 9am till noon. Child care will be provided by Channel Islands Social Services and has limited space.
June 5: On Sunday, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions at E.P. Foster Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Topping Room. Screening of Michael Moore’s Film: “Where to Invade Next”. Admission Free. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, Where To Invade Next is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. For more information on Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions and how you can get involved www.c-p-r.net,
Mary Olson 223-1187
June 5: 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.
June 5&6: Community Memorial Hospital Gift Shop will be having a “Book Sale” fundraiser in the Main Lobby of CMH: 147 N. Brent Street. Please come and shop 8AM to 4PM. For books and novelties. Also, they continue to seek new volunteers. Pick up an application at the front desk.
June 8: 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 member’s prints and digital images. Each month a special topic is chosen which features some interesting aspect of photography. This month’s topic is “Landscapes”. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique. 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
June 11: Denise Quigley will discuss “Climbing Your Family Tree on the Computer” to the Ventura Beginners PC Users Group, from 9:15-12:00 in the 3rd floor lounge of Cypress Place Independent Living, 1220 Cypress Point Lane. All beginners and intermediates are welcome. Call 647-1728 for further information.
June 18: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale: Hidden Treasures for All Ages.
At Vons, 6040 Telegraph Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All genres, including special interest, vintage; fiction, including classics and current hardcover and paperbacks; non-fiction, including biography, science, engineering, religion, travel, cooking, history, California history, art, music, self-help, education, parenting, sports, craft books; children’s books; dvds, books on cd and tape, puzzles, and more.