Events by Ana Baker
Audubon field trips
March 4: 9 a.m. Work Day Fillmore Fish Hatchery Leader: Sandy Hedrick (805) 340-0478
This is a new venue for restoration planting for the balance of this work season. Planting native plants for a future interpretive center on 5 acres at the entrance to the Fish Hatchery.
March 10: 8:30 a.m. Malibu Creek State Park Leader: Tevin Schmitt (661) 904-1563
There are trails through oak and sycamore woodlands on chaparral-covered slopes and birds.
Call Leader for directions.
March 14: 8:30 a.m. Camino Real Park Leader: Adele Fergusson (805) 415-4304
Camino Real is a grassy park surrounded by pines and eucalyptus and is an excellent Spring migrant hotspot.
March 17: 8:30 a.m. Ventura Settling Ponds Leader: Jim Howard [email protected]
The settling ponds at the Ventura Harbor is a reliable place to find ducks, grebes, gulls and terns, as well as songbirds and raptors.
March 24: 8:30 a.m. Santa Clara River Estuary Leader: Tevin Schmitt (661) 904-1563
Shorebirds including Snowy Plovers, Ruddy and Black Turnstones and hopefully Surfbirds We begin at Surfers Knoll off Spinnaker Drive
April 1: 8:30 a.m. Ojai Meadows Preserve Leader Raeann Koerner (805) 701-1919
This beautiful preserve is a birding hotspot and includes a restored wetland and native plantings.
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
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.
Feb.28: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The meeting will include reports on various public works projects and representatives from the Ventura Police Department and Ventura College. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. 644-8695 for more information.
March 2: On First Friday, Art City Gallery will test out its newly donated AV equipment (a gracious donation from Lorenzo DeStafano and the Ventura Film Society) with two film screenings, from 7-7:30 p.m. and 9-9:30 p.m. Steve Aguilar will show recent short films. Titles of short films to be seen include Shyanne Happens , The Duck, Black Sheep and others. Art City’s resident DJ DownNgoing will spin at least one set afterwards, into the night.
March 4: Sophia Kidd will teach Introduction to Chinese calligraphy to students of all ages, Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Gallery. $15 per student, room for five. Email: [email protected] or phone 836-1095 to rsvp or apply for a need-based scholarship. 197 Dubbers St. 648-1690. artcitygalleryandstudios.com
March 4: This month’s Free First Sunday, at the Museum of Ventura County explores the gentle art of rock stacking with self-taught artist Juan Manuel Cisneros. From noon–2 p.m., Manuel will be leading a workshop for youth and adults. His work may be viewed along E. Santa Clara Street and Junipero.
If stacking rocks is not your thing, then you can learn the fine art of rock painting from our own local Rock Fairy. All supplies provided. For information, visit venturamuseum.org or call 653-0323.
March 4: In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum, there will also be an orchid sale on the grounds and an early Easter gift sale in the gift shop. From 1-4 p.m. The museum, built in 1891, is located at Loma Vista and Ashwood streets. For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
March 6: Employment Development Department invites you to attend an
Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar 9 – 12:30 p.m. At the EDD Tax Office
Training Room 4820 McGrath Street, Suite 200. To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 866-873-6083. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 866-873-6083 (voice) or TTY 888-547-9565.
March 6 & 20 : Retired men will meet for lunch at the Elks lodge in Ventura at noon on Tuesdays. We will have a speaker on a topic of interest and various social activities. If this sounds like something you might enjoy, drop by, introduce yourself, and will foot the bill for your first lunch. Steve Carroll has the details for you at 642-1359.
March 7: California Lutheran University Science Faculty, William Bilodeau, PhD will visit the E.P. Foster Library Topping Assembly Room on Wednesday, at 7p.m. to deliver a lecture titled “Geology Rocks.”
Dr. Bilodeau will highlight the Ventura County’s structural geology, the volcanic and sedimentary origins of the western Santa Monica Mountains, and the tectonics of Southern California. Dr. Bilodeau will also comment on the recent post-Thomas Fire mudslides and slope stability in the hills above Ventura.
Irma Morales, Senior City Librarian, 648-2715.
March 9: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution March luncheon meeting will feature “Patton’s Finance Officer and his Warrior Ancestors”, presented by Mr. Douglas Millikin. At 11:30am in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome. If you choose to join 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.
March 11: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, KuanFen Liu Artistic Director will present its third annual “Night at the Light Opera” concerts Sunday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church 1338 E Santa Clara St. The concerts will feature vocal artists singing favorite arias and ensembles from operettas. Donations of $20 are appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free. For more information call 484-8000 or visit www.CHICOVC.org.