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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. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information.
Feb. 4: 8 a.m., Work Day Hedrick Ranch Nature Area. Sandy Hedrick 340-0478. 8 a.m. for self-guided birding. Work from 9 a.m. to noon. Long pants and boots or closed shoes are required. Bring water, gloves and sun protection.
Feb. 11: 8:30 a.m., Soule Park. David Wappler 706-416-8555. Situated in east Ojai, this large park offers grasslands, large deciduous trees and riparian habitat that bring out winter feeding flocks.
Feb. 5: Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions meeting on Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. Topic will be on Non-Violent Communication. Victoria Kindle Hodson internationally recognized author, and passionate proponent of respectful interactions between people will be the speaker. Admission Free. For more information on Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions www.c-p-r.net, or Mary Olson 223-1187
Feb.6: Toastmasters International Speech craft Course, attendees of all experience levels will learn how to develop and improve public speaking skills with growing confidence. Taught over 8 meetings on the first and third Monday evening of each month. The mission of Toastmasters is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. February 6, 10; March 6, 20; April 3, 17; May 8, 22; from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. $75 cost includes course materials. Union Community Partners Building 801 S Victoria Suite 201. http://800498.toastmastersclubs.org/For more details contact Ed Blumenstock 746-5732
Feb.8: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a critique meeting on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. A professional photographer will critique member’s prints and digital images. Each month a special topic is chosen which features interesting aspect of photography. 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 or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Feb.9: The Ventura County Climate Hub meeting will be a goal setting meeting for climate policy, events and celebrations. The Ventura County Climate Hub is a grassroots, non-partisan local affiliate of 350 along with 26 local partner organizations. Planning will focus in three areas: policy, transition actions, arts, media and celebrations from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St. To create a local movement working to reverse climate change by engaging together to promote clean energy, environmental justice, appreciation for the interconnectedness of humans in the ecosystem, and celebration of the beauty of our planet.
Feb.10: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution February luncheon meeting ” Military Advisor to Iraqi Police Commandos “, presented by Mr. Marty Spann. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. The cost for lunch is $20 per person. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor
216-7992. the chapter website is http://pattonpatriots.org.
Feb.11: The 9:15 a.m. workshop for the Ventura Beginners PC Users Group on Saturday, will be Creating Your Own Greeting Cards. Gmail and Other Google Services will begin at 11 a.m. The group meets on the third floor lounge of Cypress Place Independent Living at 1220 Cypress Point Lane. All beginning and intermediate computer users are welcome to attend. For further information, call 648-1368.
Feb. 13: The Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club presents the Valentines Ballroom Dance. Debut performance of the Ventura Jazz Trio which is an extension of the Ventura Jazz Orchestra. Featuring the vocal stylings of Lisa Pardini. Cha cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing, or just listen. Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion Ballroom. Admission is $12, $10 for members and $5 for students. Free refreshments and parking. For more information call 648-1143.
Feb.14: The Evolution of Ventura Audubons Shorebird Recovery Program at 7:30 p.m. At the Poinsettia Pavilion. Cynthia Hartley, Vice President, Ventura Audubon. Cynthia obtained her federal recovery permit in 2008 and has been working on Snowy Plover recovery at Ormond Beach ever since. Cynthia has a master’s degree in geographic information science (GIS) from the University of Maryland and teaches GIS at CSUCI. Cynthia will share her experiences from 20 years of work at Ormond Beach.
Feb.19: The Ventura/Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors presents the Seaside Clock and Watch show at the Ventura Fairgrounds. The show is open to the public and admission is only $5 with children 16 and under and active military free. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hundreds of antique watches and clocks on display and for sale. Free evaluations of a guest’s clock or watch will be available to learn about its condition and history. Limit of one item per guest. Ventura County Fairgrounds, Seaside Park, Santa Cruz Hall. www.nawcc-ch190.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-6463.