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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mended Hearts of Ventura. 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 Richard Hatcher at 644-2733.
Join in on Wednesday nights with the Cross Town Hikers for a moderate-paced hike that includes views of Ventura from the cross, a walk out to the end of the pier, and a stroll along the Promenade back to the Museum. Four miles with an 800-foot elevation gain. Meet at 7 p.m. at the fountain across the street from the Mission. Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/
Ongoing, First Wednesday, of each month, 6-10 pm, Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum, Oxnard. Now exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; in April, will have 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. www.gcmrc.com. For more information, call 229-7429.
Apr. 13: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution April luncheon meeting will feature a special program ” Revolutionary War Veterans Buried at Arlington National Cemetery “, presented by Compatriot Martin Spann. Starts at 11:30 a.m., Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome. If you choose lunch, cost is $20 per person. For additional information please call Bill Bays 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities http://pattonpatriots.org.
Apr.14: Ventura Classic Car Club is launching a brand new Car Cruise Night on the second Saturday of each month through December. It is sponsored by Harley’s Camarillo Bowl and Rock & Roll Pizza. All special interest vehicles are welcome. There will be food, bowling, live music, full bar and lots of parking. These cruise nights will take place at 305 Arneil Road, in Camarillo from 4 – 8 p.m.
Apr.14: Saturday, 7am to 1pm: Yard sale to raise funds for immigrants who lost homes, employment, and wages in the Thomas Fire and its aftermath. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to 805 Undocufund, a collective effort of Ventura and Santa Barbara County grassroots organizations to assist local undocumented immigrants who have been economically impacted by the Thomas Fire and are excluded from Federal Emergency Assistance programs. Affected immigrants include our friends, neighbors, coworkers, many of whom care for our children and parents, clean our homes, cook our meals, maintain our lawns and harvest the fruits and vegetables that are the backbone of our regional economy. They need and deserve our help! Come to this SURJ-VC hosted yard sale, take home something for yourself, and contribute something to your immigrant neighbors. 84 Coronado St, Ventura.
Apr.15: Owl Festival at the 0livas Adobe will celebrate our great horned owls who call the Olivas Adobe their home. Vendor booths with “owl” crafts and items will be available for sale. Raptor Rehab will also be on-site for demonstrations.
A free family event of crafts, demos, music, tours and a live show by the OJAI Raptor Society.
11-3 p.m. 4200 Olivas Park Drive. For more information call 658-4728.
Apr. 15: 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 is 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 Ernie Jenson on “Modern Time”. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. More information at www.nawcc-ch190.com
Apr. 17: The current estimate of this year’s Ventura County tax bill for nuclear weapons will be close to $200 million. On Tuesday, join Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions on the corner of Telephone and Victoria from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. to peacefully protest the outrageous waste of resources spent on our deadliest weapons of mass destruction, nuclear weapons. Dr. Robert Dodge will report this year’s hall of shame, our tax dollars, bestowed upon the nuclear weapons industry.
Apr.19: East Ventura Community Council .A representative of the Ventura Police Department will give an update on crime and safety. Additional speakers are still being confirmed. 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. For more information, contact John McNally, Chairperson, EVCC: 804-7558
Apr.21: A Smart Garden is offering a free class entitled, All about Trees. Class time is 10 – 12 p.m. Learn how to select the best tree for your yard, how to plant it and how to care for it just in time for Arbor Day. There will be a raffle, refreshments and discount shopping. Space is limited. RSVP to 667-8585. A Smart Garden is located in Downtown Ventura, 33 South Palm St.
Apr. 21: Join a family friendly and free community bike ride from Ventura Harbor to the Earth day Eco fest at Ventura’s Plaza Park. The ride is approximately 5 miles on flat, city streets with bike lanes and on the coast bike path. The ride is organized by the Channel Island Bike Club. Check in time is 8:30 a.m. at the Channel Islands National Park Headquarters, 1901 Spinnaker Drive. Introductions and the ride starts at 9 a.m.
All bikes should be “ride ready” and riders wearing a helmet. Channel Island Bike Club members can pump tires if you arrive early.
April 21: The Christian Science churches of Ojai and Ventura will host a free, hour-long talk entitled “Love without limit, Life without fear,” on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the E. P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. This lecture will focus on bringing healing to anyone in Ventura and Ojai impacted by the Thomas Fire and subsequent floods or facing personal challenges.
Fujiko Signs, an international speaker, practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will speak about the kind of prayer people around the world are looking for – prayer that brings healing and peace to their lives.
Signs worked as a market research consultant and as a Japanese language and literature instructor at colleges and universities.
All are welcome to attend. Child care will be provided. For more information, call 805-642-4891 or go to PrayerThatHeals.org.
Apr.28: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Bag of Books Book Sale. At the Vons at Telegraph and Victoria 10 – 3 p.m. Members of Ventura Friends of the Library can take home a bag of books for $1. For non-members, the price is $3 a bag.