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.
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 supplies a welcome atmosphere to talk and joke and hear a speaker on a variety of relevant topics and brighten. Steve at 642-1359
Country Western Line Dancing every Tuesday 7 – 9 p.m. Instruction every night. Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
Mended Hearts of Ventura meet the first Tuesday each month at the Community Memorial Hospital – 8th floor. Speakers Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians, etc. from our area. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. 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.
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. Registration not required. Louise Vien 643-7064, [email protected]
Dec. 8: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution December luncheon meeting is their annual Christmas program and a presentation by Mr. Robert Taylor. 11:30 AM, in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join. If you choose lunch, cost is $20. Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, http://pattonpatriots.org.
Dec. 8: Think church is boring? You won’t with Messy Church. A fun evening for every age of crafts, games, music, celebration and dinner. Make new friends, build great community, connect and enrich your life with God in the center of it all. Fun starts at 5:45 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Free, at Ventura First, 1338 E. Santa Clara, more fumcventura.org or 643-862
Dec. 8, 9: Gold Coast Concert Chorus presents Cheers! A Holiday Celebration. Celebrate the holidays and their 30th anniversary year with a look back to the holiday songs we loved, and a look forward to wonderful new holiday favorites.
Friday December 8, at 8 p.m. and Saturday December 9, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church 1500 North C St., Oxnard. Adults $18, seniors and students $15, child under 12 $5.
Call 616-7269 or [email protected]
Dec. 8,9,10. The 24th year of the Dudley House Holiday Boutique on weekends from 10 – 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays. Celebrate the spirit of holidays past where you will find quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items. 197 N. Ashwood Ave. Admission is free.
Call 642-3345 for information.
Dec. 8-14, 17-31:-California Sleigh Rides in Ventura Harbor. See beautiful holiday lights on boats and homes in Ventura harbor and in the Ventura Keys while cruising on the calm waters.
Public 1.25 Hour California Sleigh Ride Cruises depart nightly 5:45-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Adults (13-64) $25, seniors (65+) $23, children (2-12) $15, Infants under 2 are $7.
Parade of Lights Cruises departures on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th 5:30-7p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m., $35 Per Person all ages. Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies on all Cruises plus a
Full bar available on board including “Reindeer Milk”. Credit card reservations required, no cancellations. Visit www.CaliforniaSleighRides.com. For reservations call 642-7753
Dec. 10: South Seaward Reindeer Games and Holiday Block Party 12- 2 p.m. South Seaward Avenue
Free Admission. Bring your friends and family and celebrate the season. The South Seaward Merchants Association and local businesses are hosting the first holiday block party featuring live reindeer, Santa Claus, carnival games, an ugly sweater contest, and more.
Dec. 10: Celebrate the Season! Special Christmas show featuring three Ventura County a cappella choruses: Pacific Sound, Channel Island Harmony Chorus, and Channel Aire Chorus.
Sunday, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church 1338 E. Santa Clara St.
Tickets available through: 1-800-353-1632 or pacificsoundchorus.org/tickets
Dec. 12: Ventura Audubon Society December program 7:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Program focuses on the restoration of habitat throughout Ventura County. Some of these projects include wetland restoration, creek and woodland revegetation. Speaker Samantha Lantz is a Biologist and GIS Specialist for Resource Conservation Partners.
Dec 13: Walk It Off Wednesday – Comedy Showcase. Comedians Abby Roberge (Sirius XM, Buzzfeed) and Ari Mannis (Gabriel Iglesias stand up revolution, Comedy time, Forbes magazine) are co-headlining one night only at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club! They will also be bringing a special guest from television with them! $15 per person, show starts at 8pm. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club in the Ventura Harbor.
Dec. 16: German Saturday School via GASA German American School Association).
German Weihnachtsfeier holiday party at 9:30 a.m. Students will perform songs, poems, and skits followed by a visit from the German Nikolaus ( Santa Claus). It’s a fun event for families with children interested in another culture. German speaking “Round table” ( Stammtisch) every 3rd Thursday of the month at a different location in Ventura County. Native speakers from Switzerland, Austria, Germany and advanced language learners get together. Unitarian Universalist Church , 5654 Ralston.
[email protected] for more information.
Dec. 16, 17: Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters Present: A Clockwork Christmas.
Saturday and Sunday from 11 – 3 p.m. Olivas Adobe’s Small Adobe 4200 Olivas Park Dr.
A Christmas musical tour from a collection of late 19th century and early 20th century mechanical wonders, antique music boxes and vintage phonographs covering the period from 1870-1912. Experience the genius of these music makers from the past. Bring your kids and be prepared for a rare and joyous Christmas experience. Also, the Olivas Adobe will be open for special tours with an accent on Christmas, circa 1855. For more information call 658-4728. Coffee and tea provided. Donations appreciated.