Events by Ana Baker
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30-9:45pm. Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill. Ballroom, swing, Latin and line dancing. $10 members, $12 non-members. Dance lessons 6:45-7:15- $5 for couple $3 for single. Call Rick 415-8842 for more information.
There will be a regular Ventura Discussion Group meeting at Main Street Restaurant 3159 Main St., Wednesday from 4 – 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.
Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 – 9 p.m. Instruction every night. Located at the Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
Ventura County Philatelic Society meets the first and third Mondays each month. Do you collect stamps?. 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Admission and parking free. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601
Mended Hearts of Ventura meet the first Tuesday each month at the Community Memorial Hospital – 8th floor. We have excellent speakers – leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. from our area. Come share with us if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601
DBSA Ventura County support group for depression and bipolar disorder meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. A free weekly peer-led support group meeting at the Encounter Bible Fellowship Church campus, upstairs, Room 426/428, 6950 Ralston St. 633-0736 for recorded information or visit www.DBSAlliance.org.
Assistance League of Ventura County creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” holds its monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. Doors open at 9:30 A.M., meeting begins at 10:00, with guests and new members welcome.
Telephone Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 643-2458
Nancy R. Brandt Auxiliary of Ventura County Assistance League® is composed of working adults who give back to the community by volunteering service and fundraising activities to its philanthropic programs. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. For more information call Carol Hughes 509-2150.
Sept. 27: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker, Barbara Brown, will provide an update on the Ventura Botanical Garden. An officer from the VPD will be there. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. on the Ventura College campus. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. CACC represents between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126. Call 644-8695 for more information.
Oct. 1: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. As a special treat, local celebrity author and ghost hunter Richard Senate will be on hand to lead tours and sign books. Admission is free. Corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood. For information 642-3345 or visit www.dudleyhouse.org.
Oct.1: “Old Country Grass Band” will be playing at the Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Blvd. Sunday From 2-4 p.m.
Oct.1: Ventura CROP Walk to support hunger-fighting agencies 5km and 10km walks.
Walk begins Sunday at 2 p.m. Check-in from 1-1:45 p.m. 1338 E. Santa Clara. Contact 658-7446 or [email protected]. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/VenturaCROPWalk
Oct.3: The Retired Men’s Group of Ventura meet Tuesdays on October 3rd and 17th at the Elks lodge for lunch. They’ll be served a healthy Elks meal with friends old and new, hear an interesting topical program and take part in various activities. Call Steve Carroll at 642-1359 for more information.
Oct. 4: The Ventura County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday at 12p.m. at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park, 4200 Olivas Park Dr. A walking tour of the Rose Garden and House. $5 per person fee for the guided tour. Participants will have a “scatter” lunch at restaurants in Ventura Harbor Village following the tour. Members and guests are welcome. For more information contact Jacqualine at [email protected]
Oct.7-8: Free community weekend vocal singing workshop. The WAV, Studio 218, 175 S. Ventura Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, from 3- 5 p.m. Beginners are inspired to learn artistic vocal techniques. Sound system and microphones provided. Professional Instructor teaches vocal structure and the elements to create, collaborate, and build community “For the Fun of It”. Everyone welcome. Bring a musical instrument if you play. Workshop is free but donations are welcomed to help our needy kid artists. Registration at WAVart.org
Oct.6-7: Rummage Sale at First Methodist Church 1338 E. Santa Clara St. on Friday from 9-3 p.m. and Saturday 7th 9-12 p.m.
Oct. 7: On Saturday, from 10- 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Vons at 6040 Telegraph Road. Quality used books at bargain prices. All genres, including special interest, classics and vintage, fiction, including current hardcover and paperbacks; non-fiction,dvds, books on cd and tape more.
Oct. 7: Thousands of free stamps will be combined with information about stamp collecting, games, the chance to make bookmarks with stamps and contests at the 27th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood Ave. Admission is free.
The event, which is aimed at helping young stamp collectors learn more and introducing others to the hobby, is sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club. Five stations will give attendees basic information about how to collect and treat stamps.
Visitors will also get a “swag bag” that includes a color catalog of U.S. stamps, several handouts and a CD or DVD with a complete U.S. album from 1847 on, many topical pages and albums, games and more.
Oct.11: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. An instructional workshop on the techniques of image followed by the showing of member images. A professional photographer will critique member’s prints and digital images. Only members may submit images for critique. See the club’s web site for more information or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Oct.12: The Ventura County Professional Women’s Network (VCPWN), is hosting their monthly dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center 5880 Olivas Park Dr. Register for dinner online at www.vcpwn.org. The speaker, Carol Leish is a unique motivational speaker, writer, and trainer, with over fifteen years of experience teaching and working with social service agencies. Her program will offer insight into the physically, mentally, and, learning challenged world. Carol enlightens people by focusing on the strengths that people with challenges have and demonstrates that there is always a way to get around situations with accommodations. For more information www.vcpwn.org.
Oct. 14: If you want to know the basics of Web Email, come to the Ventura Beginning PC Users Group on Saturday, at 9:15 a.m. at Cypress Place, 1220 Cypress Point Lane. At 11 a.m. Jim Knapp will also present Beginning Genealogy. Everyone is invited. Call 647-6410 for further information.