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 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.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, 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.
DBSA Ventura, the local chapter of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) hosts two regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support groups in the County. The evening meeting takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church located at 6950 Ralston Street in Room 301 of Building 300. Email [email protected], visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 253-3289 for more information.
The daytime meeting is held from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at the New Visions Center in Ventura on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Turning Point Foundation’s New Vision Center is located at 1065 E. Main Street. Email [email protected], visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 746-3106 for more information.
June 23: 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 will be held at Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main Street, 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.
June 24: Like to play acoustic music? 4th Friday of each month from, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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.
June 24: Servants of the Father of Mercy “Live Love!” 15th Anniversary Celebration 2001 – 2016 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1544 Morse Avenue. Free picnic for the whole family, bounce house for the children, Soft drinks, games and prizes. Love donation for the 80,000 + homeless we serve appreciated.
RSVP Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. (310) 595-4175
June 25: On Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4p.m., Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale. Located at E.P. Foster Library, rear Children’s Library entrance.
Early readers, classics, storybooks, non-fiction, Bi-lingual children’s books, skill builder workbooks, and young adult books.
June 30: Our speaker will be our own Gary Barton who will be talking about the incubation, brooding and raising of baby birds from eggs. Gary has been raising birds since a ripe age of 12 when he first raised chickens in a box with newspaper and a light for heat. Come and visit with the club members and bring a friend and your children for an entertaining evening. A raffle and refreshments will follow the presentation. The Presentation will start at 7 p.m. 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
July 3: 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 in Ventura. For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
July 3: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association presents a free music concert.
Performance is at the Poinsettia Pavilion from 2pm to 4pm.
July 4, 18: The Ventura County Philatelic Society will meet Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Located at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road. Admission and parking are free.
Stamp trading and camaraderie. Come for a great evening. They are a fun group.
Contact: [email protected] or 320-1601
July 9: Big Rummage Sale to benefit the Community Center. Saturday from, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catholic Charities Ventura Parking Lot. 303 North Ventura Ave. Items include new and gently used clothes, baby items, toys, small appliances, household items and furniture.
July 9: The Garden of Innocence (GOI) by the Sea is holding its 4th memorial service for 3 abandoned babies at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, at 10 a.m. The public, including families and children are welcome. The event will last 55 minutes. This celebration service will include a new name, handmade urn, poem, blanket, Beanie Baby, and headstone for each baby as well as full color guard presentation by Knights of Columbus, release of doves, bagpipes, solo songs and non-denominational sermon.
July 11: Audubon Carpentaria Salt Marsh Leader: Linda Easter 818-519-2833
Carpentaria Salt Marsh. To car pool meet behind Carrow’s next to the gas station at 8 a.m.