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.
There will be a regular Ventura Discussion Group meeting at Main Street Restaurant 3159 Main St., Wednesday from 4 p.m.to 5:45 p.m. Several people stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Bring an interesting topic to discuss.
Oct.26: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Wright Event Center at Ventura College. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. meet at 6:30 p.m. to take a short tour of the CAPS Media Center. The meeting will include our continuing discussion about zoning and property developments along Telegraph Rd and our first official election of officers.
Oct.27: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America. The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main Street, 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon. For more information and reservation, please call Cora Corella at 483-6285 or Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
Oct. 29: Halloween Party at VFW Post 1679 on Saturday. A pot-luck dinner is set for 6 p.m. followed by “Scary-oke” (karaoke) at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Beverages can be purchased.
Halloween attire is encouraged (but not required) and a costume contest will take place with cash prizes of $50 for first place and $25 for second place. Benefits veterans and their families.
VFW Post 1679 is at 3801 Market St. For more information call 642-2674.
Oct.31: Halloween night, Monday, at 6 p.m. tune in News Talk 1590 KVTA as Celebrity Guest Host Tom Spence dares you to turn down the lights, crank up the sound, and hug your pumpkin! Every Now and Then Theatre with Conejo Players Theatre present, “Halloween with Grandpa,” with Aubree Spence in her international acting debut, enjoying Grandpa’s six stories:
Oct.31: Join the Ventura Family YMCA for some Halloween fun from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pacific View Mall. The fun will include snacks, Halloween crafts, and more.
Nov.2&3: Come one come all! Community Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary Gift Shop is having their Annual Holiday Boutique. Wednesday from 10AM to 5PM and Thursday from 8AM to noon the doors will be open for shopping. The sale will be on the 8th floor in Nichols Auditorium.
CMH Auxiliary Members will offer handmade crafts, knits, etc. Auxiliary members have obtained from local merchants (too many to list here) valuable gift certificates and products that will be available for purchase. Donated bottles of wine from local wineries will be raffled. Additionally, there will be a White Elephant Sale.
All proceeds from this sale and all Gift Shop sales are donated back to CMH annually. While shopping, consider picking up a volunteer application form. With the opening of the new hospital next year, the Auxiliary will need many new volunteer members.
Nov.2: Ventura County Garden Club presents McGrath Family Farms Tour Wednesday, at 11a.m. Located at 1012 W. Ventura Blvd. Camarillo. Cost is $7 a person. Over 30 years of providing educational tours should make this an interesting experience. Lunch to follow at Soup plantation, Camarillo.
Nov.2: The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club, (BCNN ) is a group of active women who enjoy sharing activities. Monthly meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Ventura Museum Pavilion No charge for meeting and no reservation is required. A song and Dance Performance by “Tatjana”, a professional and talented one woman show will be presented!
Nov.3-6: Ventura Unified High Schools Book Fair . Shop at Barnes & Noble Ventura on these dates and Barnes & Noble will donate 15% or more to your Ventura Unified high school of choice. All the Ventura Unified high schools are participating, Buena, El Camino, Foothill, Pacific and Ventura. Mention your school of choice at the register. Everything counts towards the Bookfair, including purchases of books, games, toys, music, movies, Café food & drink, and more! Please support our Ventura Unified High School Libraries!
Nov 5: Gold Coast Concert Chorus will be having their 4th Annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser. Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills 6279 Foothill Rd. Appetizers, desserts, beer and wine. Free admission. Auction items include: vacations, themed gift baskets, original artwork from local artists, dinners, hair care, jewelry, personal services and much more. More information www.goldcoastchorus.org
Nov. 6: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association presents free music concerts on the first Sunday of every month at the Poinsettia Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our next concert session features the lively, versatile and talented “Old Country Grass Band”. For more information call 517-1131.
Nov.6: 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 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
Nov.7 & 21: Stamp trading and camaraderie 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. They are a fun group. Contact [email protected] or 320-1601
Nov.9: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. 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. This month’s topic is “Architecture”. 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
Nov.10: The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network (VCPWN), supporting the interests of women business owners and professionals, is hosting their monthly dinner meeting. Thursday, at the Wedgewood Banquet Center. Networking starts at 5:30 and dinner is from 6:00pm to 8:15pm. The cost for the dinner meeting is $28 for members and $33 for guests and members who register late. www.vcpwn.org.
Nov.18&19: Kris Kringle Boutique & Holiday Show. Two days only. Open to the public, plus free admission and featuring over 35 vendors. Get started on your holiday shopping with handcrafted and garden decor, jewelry, clothing and much more. North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village. This is a Toys for Tots benefit so bring a new unwrapped toy if you please and be sure to see their ad in the next issue for all the information. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on [email protected]
Nov: 19: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3290 Loma Vista Road welcomes all to the Festive Flamingo Bazaar being hosted on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wide variety of local crafters and personal style, sweets and home goods specialists will gather together to help shoppers find the perfect gift to fulfill their holiday shopping list, or find something special for themselves. Also a home-baked goods sale, raffle and refreshments including Luau BBQ by Big Mann BBQ.