Events by Ana Baker
The Ventura Retired Men’s Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays at noon at the Ventura Elks Lodge on Knoll Drive. They have a healthy lunch($15), a speaker on a topic of interest and an enjoyable couple of hours together. Call Steve Carroll for details 642-1359.
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. 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. Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church at 6950 Ralston Street in Room 301 of Building 300. Email DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or call 253-3289 for more information. 1p.m. to 3p.m. at the New Visions Center on the first and third Saturdays of the month. At 1065 E. Main. Email DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com, visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or 746-3106 for more information.
Feb. 18: 8:30 a.m., Carpinteria Salt Marsh.
Rocky Luddes 208-9648. Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park is an excellent birding location due to the estuary, wetlands, and upland habitats.
Feb. 19: 8:30 a.m., Santa Clara River Estuary. Kay Regester 258-1025.
Walk will be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Hope to see a variety of shorebirds. Meet in the Surfers Knoll parking lot.
Feb.21: 9 a.m., Rancho Simi Community Park Adele Fergusson 415-4304
A 2-3 hour walk by large ponds with birds close up and personal; we will then walk down Arroyo Simi River, and afterwards have lunch together nearby.
Feb. 16: The Assistance League of Ventura County at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. Meeting begins at 10 a.m., social beginning at 9:30 a.m. Guests and new members welcome. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Information at assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or Email email@example.com. Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 643-2458
Feb.16: The East Ventura Community Council will hear an update on new regulations for granny flats, second units and carriage houses during its monthly meeting. Dave Ward, Planning Manager for the City of Ventura, will present the new regulations governing the use of these dwellings.
City Councilperson Neal Andrews will speak about issues facing the city and will answer questions.
David Krushell will share the latest information on plans for new housing tracts. In addition, other topics may be addressed as time permits.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. For more information call 804-7558 or check the group’s Facebook page.
Feb. 18: Intimate chamber works by Handel, Schubert and Spohr Saturday at 5 p.m. Handel’s exquisite duet Ahi, nelle sorti umane and Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock. Patricia Lathrop-McPherson, Deborah Wynne and Maureen DeMaio are featured singers along with David Singer on clarinet. Helen Farson, piano and director. Admission is free. 1 hour. Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church 6300 Telephone Rd. 641-9646 if more information is desired.
Feb.19: On Sunday members of the public are invited to come celebrate the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura’s formal installation of its minister, the Reverend Dana Worsnop.
The Rev. Bill Sinkford, past president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will present the sermon.
“I am thrilled to be the next minister of this engaged and passionate church community,” said Rev. Dana Worsnop. Rev. Worsnop joined the congregation in August of last year. Location 5654 Ralston.
Feb. 20: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Pres. Bruce Rick entitled “Got No Class!” Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St. Those wishing to eat should arrive at 6 p.m. Non-members are welcome. Membership is $25 per year. For information, contact Sharon Hillbrant, 479-6738, or check out zetachi.webstarts.com.
Feb. 22: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest, including public safety and economic development. The Council, which represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126, meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. on the Ventura College campus. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center.
Call 644-8695 for more information.
Feb.23: The local chapter of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America 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 St. 11:30pm. for a noon, no host luncheon / meeting. For more information and reservation, please call Cora Corella at 483-6285, or Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
Feb. 24: Youth & Family Night Bible Study Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Servants of the Father of Mercy Warehouse Chapel, 1544 Morse Ave. Free homemade bread and soup dinner at 6 p.m.
The last Friday of the month during Lent, February, March and April. Please bring a Bible, pen, an open-mind and note pad. Families, children and teens welcome to this launch of Lent and Easter Season Bible Study. RSVP Contact@ServantsoftheFather.org.
Feb. 23: Enjoy the photography of Garrett Parkinson a friend of the Bird Club for many years with a presentation of “The Birds of Balboa Wildlife Refuge”.
Garrett Parkinson was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended Humboldt State University in the mid to late 1970’s and graduated with bachelor degrees in Zoology and Wildlife Management. 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 488-6244
Feb. 26: Public invited to free 3rd annual concert by The Pelican Chamber Music Series which brings you world class local talent. The Singer Chamber Players, led by David Singer, clarinet, Virginia Kron, cello, and Daniel Newman Lessler, piano. Music of romantic-progressive classicism, and folk-based tunes will be so inspiring you will want to dance in the aisles. About the Singer Chamber Players www.singerchamberplayers.com. Sunday at 4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal, 3290 Loma Vista Road, 643-5033. www.saintpaulsventura.org. Reception following in Kahler Hall.