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? Come spend the evening with us. We are a fun group. 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.
Find more information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or Email [email protected].
Telephone: Monday – Thursday 8 – 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.
Conversational Spanish in a small group setting. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Foster Library 651 E. Main St. Registration not required. For information Louise Vien 643-7064, [email protected]
Nov.10: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution November luncheon meeting will feature a special program titled “Prison Ships during the American Revolution” presented by member Martin Spann. The luncheon event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. If you choose to join us for lunch, cost is $20. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities http://pattonpatriots.org.
Nov. 11: Celebrate Veterans Day at the government center on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the corner of Victoria and Telephone. Flower wreaths will be laid at all of the flags. Jackie Irwin, Steve Bennett and Julia Brownley will be there as speakers. As well Captain Janke commanding officer of The Naval Base will be the keynote speaker. Parking is free and everyone is invited.
Nov. 11: Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club (HOCC) is a non-profit 501-(c) 3 organization that is located in the Ventura Harbor. The mission of the club is to perpetuate the sport of outrigger canoe paddling through good sportsmanship and the Hawaiian culture through competitive involvement of outrigger canoe racing in Southern California. Huge garage sale Saturday from 7-1 p.m. at 1819 Poli Street. Furniture, kitchenware, clothes, games, sports equipment and more.
Nov.12: The Cave, the popular wine bar and gourmet restaurant, is pleased to host a Holiday Wine Tasting event on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. Guests will stroll about with keepsake glasses, sampling over 100 wines from over 20 different wineries, including The Ojai Vineyard, Clos de Amis, and Rombauer Vineyards. They’ll also enjoy live music and passed appetizers prepared by The Cave’s award-winning Executive Chef, Alex Montoya. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 on the day-of, and can be purchased at The Cave or by calling 642-9449. For more information, visit thecaveventura.com.
Nov.16: At the East Ventura Community Council meeting a representative of the Ventura Police Dept. will update the Council on crime and safety in the area. Tara Carruth of the Ventura County Continuum of Care will address concerns about our homeless population. The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are always accepted by San Buenaventura Friends of the Library. 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, Chairperson, EVCC 804-7558
Nov. 19: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra performing with KuanFen Liu, Artistic Director, Steven Chang, Violin, Bruce Walker, Oboe and the Rubicon Harmonix youth vocal ensemble presents “Bach and the Rubicon Harmonix” Concert. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St. Donation of $20 appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free.
Nov. 19: 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, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. Also a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program. This month’s program will be “Clocks of the Winterthur Museum” presented by Dave Weisbart. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches & clocks will be on display. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Nov.20: CA Zeta Chi parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. and will feature a lesson by Sandra Sanders entitled “RONR Index Research.” 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 zetachi.webstarts.com.
Nov. 24, 25, 26; December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10. Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past at the historic Dudley House. The 24th year of this annual fundraiser for the museum features quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays. The Dudley House is located on the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood admission is free. Call 642-3345 for information.