Events by Ana Baker
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30 – 9:45p.m. Poinsettia Pavilion. 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
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. Hear more from Steve at 642-1359
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.
The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Admission and parking are free. Come for a great evening.
Contact: Bill Garner / 320-1601 or [email protected]
Mended Hearts of Ventura. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. Group meets the first Tuesday each month at noon at Lemon Wood Mobile Homes, 850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, and Dietitians etc. from our area.
Contact Richard Hatcher at 644-2733.
Are you a stamp collector? The Ventura County Philatelic Society meet on the first and third Mondays each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Admission and parking are free. Come for a great evening. They are a fun group. Contact Bill Garner 320-1601 or [email protected].
Feb. 15: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. 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.
Telephone: Monday – Thursday 8 – 2 p.m. 643-2458
Feb.15: East Ventura Community Council meeting a representative of the Ventura Police Department will give an update on crime and safety. Development Chairperson Dan Cormode will present information about development and water issues. Other topics may be added to the agenda, so be sure to check the group’s Facebook page for updates. The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are always accepted on behalf of Ventura Friends of the Library.
The meeting starts Thursday at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road.
The public is encouraged to attend and participate.
Feb. 17: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St. All genres, many Large Print titles and Children’s books, books individually priced
Members admitted 9 – 10 a.m. Open for all 10 – 3 p.m.
Feb. 18: 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. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1 p.m. The program this month will be a presentation by Ken McWilliams on “Banjo Clocks”. Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join our chapter. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches & clocks will be on display. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College location. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Feb. 20: Speaker Antonio Sanchez Inviting California to Dinner: Bringing California native plant foods into your life and the future of native plant agriculture. This one of a kind presentation, led by native food enthusiast Antonio Sanchez, discusses the ancient and emerging field of California native foods and their cultivation. With an eye on the past and the many living traditions that have been passed down by local indigenous peoples, this unique lecture explores how old ways can combine with new ways to find a place in local gardens and kitchens. Doors open at 7 p.m., lecture from 7:30 – 9p.m., Topping Room, E.P. Foster Library. Website: http://www.cnpsci.org/ Email: [email protected] Co-founder of Nopalito Native Plant Nursery in Ventura.
Feb.20: Retired men with some spare time. Drop in for a Tuesday meeting of the Ventura Retired Men at the Elks lodge. It’s better than a movie, sure beats a bar and we’ll pick up the tab for your lunch. Call Steve Carroll for all the fine print at 642-1359
Feb.22: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent, or, interested in the Portuguese culture. The meeting will be held at Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main Street. We will gather at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting. For more information and reservation please call Cora Corella at 483-6285.
Feb. 23: Ventura County Bell Arts Song Circle 4th Friday of each month, 7-10 p.m. Like to play acoustic music? Songmakers.org welcomes all lovers of acoustic music, instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters of all levels to join in a free song circle at the Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave. Listeners are welcome. Mike Wittlin, 750-8281.
Feb.24: Open House for Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club. Saturday, from 10- 1p.m.
Adults and children ages 9 and up are invited to try outrigger paddling. We are located at Ventura Harbor Cove Beach. Wear clothing that can get wet, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen. You must be able to swim. Check us out at Hokuloaoutrigger.com
Feb.24: Free Landscape Class- Regrowing from the Ashes: An Opportunity to Reestablish & Reclaim Our California Landscape. Come join us as we focus on understanding local fire ecology, and how to maximize this critical time’s opportunities to transform our burnt and ash-blanketed landscapes back to their vibrant, lush, and resilient natural states. Saturday, from 9 a.m. to Noon at Oak View Park & Resource Center at 555 Mahoney Ave, Oak View. RSVP at [email protected] or 469-2251 Ext. 105.
March 3,4: The Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary and Fossil Show of the Ventura Gem and Mineral Society (VGMS) takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 – 4 p.m., Sunday admission is free. Fairgrounds charges $5 for parking. This show will feature 60+ displays of gems, minerals, fossils, and award-winning handcrafted jewelry. Among these will be educational exhibits of fossils collected locally in and around Ventura County. The show is the society’s major fund-raising event helping to underwrite educational activities, including their annual college scholarship. For further details, call VGMS President Diane Cook 312-8467, or i[email protected], or web site at www.vgms.org.