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. Ballroom, swing, Latin, mixers and line dancing. Members $10, non-members $12. Call Rick at 415-8842 for more information.
Ventura Discussion Group meeting at Main Street Restaurant 3159 Main St., Wednesday from 4 p.m.to 5:45 p.m. Several people usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Bring an interesting topic to discuss.
Ventura’s ACBL Duplicate Bridge Club offers games for all levels of play. Learn the game, play with your peers, and earn master points while you are having fun. There is a game every day of the week. Check out their website at www.vcbridge.org
The Ventura Retired Men’s Group welcomes interested men to their semi-monthly Tuesday lunch ($15) meetings at the Ventura Elks lodge. Besides a satisfying meal, meeting supplies a welcome atmosphere to talk and joke, hear a speaker on a variety of relevant topics and brighten your week. More from Steve at 642-1359
Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Instruction every night. At the Mooselodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
May 11: The 35th anniversary for the Ventura County Professional Women’s Network dinner will take place on Thursday, at the Wedgewood Banquet Center. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the sit-down dinner at 6:15 p.m. There will be a special program, with a panel of speakers sharing history of the group. Members will vote on the coming year’s Board of Directors.
May 11: The Ventura County Climate Hub invites the public to hear leaders of two partner organizations working on ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ energy economy. Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) will talk about their campaign to oppose permits for new oil wells in Oxnard. World Business Academy will present the latest know-how for transition away from fossil fuels towards clean energy.
Ventura County Climate Hub is a grassroots, non-partisan local affiliate of 350.
Doors open Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins at 7 p.m.. The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St, rear parking lot to Fellowship Hall.
May 12: The Kiwanis Club of Ventura is pleased to announce and invite you to attend a special event honoring their 50th Annual Ventura County Officers of the Year 2017 Awards Dinner .
Friday, May 12,
5-6pm – Reception with No-Host Bar
6-7pm – Dinner
7-9pm – Program
The Tower Club
300 Esplanade Dr., Oxnard RSVP to Michelle Bleuel – [email protected] or 647-0567
May 12: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution luncheon will include a special program presentation “Benedict Arnold”, presented by Chapter member Fred Dunn. At 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. Lunch is $20. For additional information please call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities http://pattonpatriots.org.
May 13: What’s Your Personality Type in Life and Love? Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist hosts Ventura Singles Discussions. Group Guided Imagery/Hypnosis included. Free discussion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. For more information www.meetup.com/Ventura-Singles-Discussions/events/
May 15: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Sandra Sanders entitled “Finding Your Way through Robert’s Rules of Order.” Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 E. Main St. Those wishing to eat should arrive at 6 p.m. Non-members are welcome. For information Sharon Hillbrant, 479-6738, or zetachi.webstarts.com.
May 16, June 16: Ventura Retired Men will have their semi-monthly meetings on May 16 and June 6 at the Elks lodge. If you’re retired or nearly so, looking for some diversion, come enjoy lunch for $15. Raffles, program topic of the day, and association with guys just like you. Steve Carroll if you have a question at 642-1359
May 17, 6 p.m. Be The Bridge, Interracial and cross-cultural bridge builders Conversation over food. Working to make a positive difference in the community through dialog and action. Make new friends. Child care provided upon request. First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 E. Santa Clara. Please rsvp attendance email [email protected] or text 520-261-5574.
May 18: East Ventura Community Council. Mayor Erik Nasarenko will provide an update on city matters. A representative of the Ventura Police Department will report on crime and safety issues. Books in good condition are always accepted by San Buenaventura Friends of the Library.
Starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. For more information contact John McNally, Chairman EVCC, 804-7558.
May 18: Monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. with 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. More information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or email [email protected]. Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 643-2458
May 20: Food Forward’s Backyard Harvest Program puts together a day of harvesting for those in need through their Citrus Saturday event. Food Forward volunteers all across Ventura County will come together to harvest a variety of citrus from backyard trees throughout the area. After this day of picking, Food Forward will be hosting a potluck at their Ventura County office where each volunteer is welcome to bring a dish. Please RSVP to Ally at [email protected].
Some of the agencies included FOOD Share, Catholic Charities, Help of Ojai and Project Understanding, all of whom help to feed those in need in Ventura County. For more information www.foodforward.org.
May 21: We All Need Each Other. Dr. Vondie Lozano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist hosts Ventura Life and Love Hypnosis Meetup. Group Guided Imagery/Hypnosis included. Event is free from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ventura E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room. Information go to www.meetup.com/life-love-hypnosis/events/
May 21: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. A mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch. A presentation by Noel Poirier on The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania. $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5. Watches and clocks will be on display. More information at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
May 21: May 21: at 2-5 p.m., Rockin’ for a Cause Concert to Raise Community Awareness. Donation $10. Proceeds go to support Project Understanding; Musicians with a Mission; Arise Against Hunger; and Sierra Service Project. Featuring many bands. First United Methodist Church Ventura, 1338 E. Santa Clara St. Tickets: www.fumcventura.org/donate