Vol. 11, No. 15 – Apr 25 – May 8, 2018 – Events

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].

First Wednesday, of each month, 6-10 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum. Now exhibiting Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-4 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. www.gemre.com or 229- 74294 for more information

Cross Town Hikers, Join in on Wednesday nights 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. sharp at the fountain across the street from the Mission. Join Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/

Apr. 25: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Ashley Bautista, from the Ventura Police Department, will address the issue of home burglary prevention. The CACC will continue to discuss a potential boundary change. A representative from Ventura College will be there to discuss neighborhood issues. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. CACC represents citizens between Mills and Victoria bordered by Foothill and Hwy. 126. Call 644-8695 for more information.

Apr.26: The Ventura Soroptimist Club welcomes Ms. Rabiah Rahman, a lawyer specializing in employment practices and labor law. She will discuss what constitutes harassment, what steps you can take to stop it and your legal recourse if it continues. Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3290 Loma Vista Road. Ninety percent of workplace harassment is never officially reported. More information about this event or about the Soroptimist Club please call Vega Sankur at 746-2358.

Apr. 28: TLC Preschool Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast 196 N. Ashwood Avenue. Saturday, 8 – 12p.m.

Free Entry. $5 pancake breakfast. Yard Sale features, furnishings, household Items, children’s items, clothing and outdoor Items. All proceeds are benefitting Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool.

May 6: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Dr. KuanFen Liu, artistic director celebrates its 15th Season with Reconciliation, Choral Spectacular on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at First Methodist Church 1338 E. Santa Clara St. The concerts will highlight the Channel Islands Choral Association and CSUCI Chorus with soloists Melanie Henley Heyn, Soprano and Michael Shasberger, Baritone and the Pleasant Valley School District Chorus. Donations of $20 are appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free. For more information call 484-8000 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.

May 6: In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum, there will also be a Timeline Photo Display of Ventura’s History beginning in 1866 and featuring over 100 period photographs. Both events are from 1 – 4 p.m. and admission is free. The museum, built in 1891, is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood. For information please call 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

May 6: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Meeting – Sun., 2:30-4:30 at new location… Knights Of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa ,Ventura

Free admission, stage music and jamming, free parking in the rear, Open to Public. For more information 517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA.

May 7: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is excited to welcome Select Workforce Specialists as the returning Title Sponsor for its annual Golf Classic. The organization’s top-performing event, which will be held at the Saticoy Country Club. The tournament delivers the funds necessary to support 1,500 youth who are facing adversity in Ventura County. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping youth in Ventura County and neighboring communities realize their potential for over 45 years. To donate, become a mentor, or learn more about BBSVC, please call 484-2282 or visit www.bbsvc.org

May 9: The Ventura County Camera Club meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop followed by a showing of member images. A local professional photographer will critique member’s images and discuss potential improvement opportunities. Anyone with an interest in photography and desire to learn is welcome. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com

May 9: The Ventura Parkinson’s disease Support Group to host, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research from 1- 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston Street. For full details, see the article in Senior Living.

May 9: Sharing the Streets and Roads for all Users 7p.m., at the Museum of Ventura County. Derek Towers of Ventura’s Public Works/Transportation division will discuss the ways in which road projects are prioritized, planned, and eventually built as well what cyclists can do to become more involved throughout the process. Derek has been instrumental in Ventura being awarded a “Bicycle Friendly Community” in 2017 by the League of American Bicyclists. His is responsible for planning and executing bike paths, bike routes, bike parking, and bike events for the city.

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