Vol. 10, No. 19 – June 21 – July 4, 2017 – Events

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. 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected], visit facebook.com/DBSA.Ventura or 746-3106 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 usually stay for a drink and a bite to eat afterward. Bring an interesting topic to discuss if you can.

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   Life is Better with Bridge.

The Ventura Retired Men’s Group welcomes interested men to their semi-monthly Tuesday lunch ($15) meetings at the Ventura Elks lodge. This regular congenial social event, besides a healthy, satisfying meal, supplies a welcome atmosphere to talk and joke, hear a speaker on a variety of relevant topics and brighten your week. Hear more from Steve at 642-1359

Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Instruction every night. Located at the Mooselodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.


Do you know what the present administration’s foreign policy is? Are we taxed too much, causing businesses to suffer and move to lower tax regions and individuals to lose incentive to work? Find out the answers to these and other tantalizing questions at the Ventura Discussion Group. Located at the 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. You are invited to bring an interesting topic to discuss.

June 27: CAPS Radio Open House Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the CAPS Media Center at 65 Day Road.

June 28: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Anneliese Anderle will make a presentation on the oil and gas lines that run through our neighborhood. As always, a representative of the VPD will be there to discuss issues related to crime in the area and other issues of community concern will be discussed. 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.

June 30: Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. today announced the June launch of “Proof of the Afterlife 2 – The Conversation Continues”. The author, Bro. Gary Joseph speaks at a free public event: Picnic, talk, book signing and concert by the “Servant Singers” performing their best-loved covers of Peter, Paul and Mary. Friday, Picnic 6 p.m., Talk 7 p.m., Book Signing and Concert 7:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location is 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A. Websites: www.proofoftheafterlife.com www.ServantsoftheFather.org RSVP: (310) 595-4175 [email protected] – Facebook Bro. Gary Joseph

July 1: Join us for the 34th Annual Law Day 5K July 1 at Ventura Community Park, 901 South Kimball Road. The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., registration starts at 7 a.m. There will also be a one-mile family fun run at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit VCBA and Ventura Co. Legal Aid, Inc., who provide legal services to the needy. The flat and fast race includes 12 age categories, with a first-place winner in each category. All participants are automatically entered into a drawing with more than $2,000 in raffle prizes to win and a lot of free food to enjoy after the race. For more information or to register, visit www.runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/LawDay5KVentura.

July 2: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours 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 please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

July 4: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1679 and its Auxiliary invite the public to a family-friendly Independence Day celebration on Tuesday. Crosscut Band 805 entertains from noon to 4 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Canteen opens at 9 a.m. Games, drawings and a used goods sale will take place throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the charitable programs of VFW 1679 and the Auxiliary, assisting veterans and their families. Admission is free. For more information call 642-2674. The Post is at 3801 Market St.

July 4: Ventura County Green Party will be collecting personal hygiene items for the homeless.

The Green Party of Ventura County will host a booth at the 4th of July Street Fair in downtown Ventura. The booth will be located on Main Street between Mini and Mission Parks. Donations will be accepted of “sealed” personal hygiene items. These items will be distributed to homeless people in the City of Ventura. Some items to consider are bars of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, wet wipes and feminine products.

July 22: Working Artists- WAV Sale on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 175 South Ventura Avenue.

Sales in the ground floor community room and courtyard Got unused equipment? Sell at the Sierra Club Gear Grab. Want to try out a new sport without a big investment? Come get sports at the Gear Grab. Need to outfit kids? Great chance to get more for less at the Gear Grab. Here’s how:

9 a.m. Drop off your good quality outdoor equipment tagged with price, name, email and phone info. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales open. We’ll cashier for the day. Sales open to everyone. Tell your family, neighbors, and friends.

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