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.
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 at the Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays 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]
Ongoing, first Wednesday, of each month, 6-10 pm, Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum. Now exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; in April, exhibit on Fridays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. Member initiation fee $10, monthly dues $20, $10 for Juniors. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. www.gcmrc.com. For more information, call 229-7429
March 15: The East Ventura Community Council. A representative of the Ventura Police Department will give an update on crime and safety. Jeffrey Lambert, City of Ventura’s Community Development Director, and Dave Ward, Planning Manager, will present “Eastside Community Development Report.”
Thursday at 7p.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
March 15: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 E. Santa Clara St. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and Assistance League School for young children with learning disabilities. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. More information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org. Telephone: Monday – Thursday 8-2 p.m. 643-2458
March 18: The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is hosting a free event from 12 – 4 p.m. “Celebrate the Whales” will offer an afternoon of fun, education and exploration of our largest mammal, the whale. Whale-related activities include craft-making, chalk drawing contest, jump house, artifact displays, live music, fun whale facts and education. Admission to the outdoor activities are free and admission inside the museum will be discounted for the day
March 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 meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop. 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 Ferdinand Geitner. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
March 19: Would your child like to enjoy the beach, learn ocean safety and learn how to outrigger paddle too? Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club is looking for keiki (youth) ages 10 -19 years old to participate in their program this year! First practice is Monday, 5:30 pm. Meet up at South Jetty Beach (across from the Channel Islands National Park Center at the end of Spinnaker Dr.) at 5:15pm. For more information www.hokuloaoutrigger.com or 407-5824.
March 22: The local chapter of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent, or, interested in the Portuguese culture. Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main St. For more information and reservation call Cora Corella at 483-6285, or, Yvonne Westervelt at 483-4168.
March 23: 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 welcome. Held the 4th Friday of each month, from 7- 10 p.m. Mike Wittlin, 750-8281.
March 24: The Ventura Food Co-op with the support of Harvest Café is having a presentation-get together for assisting and encouraging people to build green, from 2 – 4 p.m. Harvest Cafe at the WAV-175 S Ventura Ave. Featuring experts from the Green Building Council and contractors with local green building experience. What are the considerations for building, rebuilding and remodeling to meet the design features of Green Building? VenturaFoodCoop.com VenturaFoodCoop@gmail .com. This is a free event and open to the public.