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. Bring an interesting topic to discuss if you can. Start discussing the July 5 ballot measures and candidates.
May 23 – Prop 69, Transportation taxes only used for transportation
Prop 71, Date for ballot measures to take effect
Prop 72, Rain capture systems exemption from property tax
May 30 – Prop 68, $4B bond fund for natural resources
Prop 70, Supermajority for cap-and-trade funds
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.
Letters for the Lost, an exhibit marking the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, commemorates the lives lost during one of America’s worst civil engineering disasters of the 20th century. At the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. The exhibit runs through July 16. Located at 26 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information venturamuseum.org or call 525-3100.
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. Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/
May 23: The College Area Community Council Wednesday, at 7 p.m. A representative from the Public Works Department and the police department will give brief updates and answer questions. A final vote will be taken on the proposed boundary change for the CACC. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. 644-8695 for more information.
May 24: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent, or, interested in the Portuguese culture. Marie Callendars Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria. 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting. For more information and a reservation, please call Cora Corella at 483-6285.
May 24: Patrice Lambourne, from Ventura Modern Quilt and Camarillo Quilt Guild, will speak about quilting at the Friendship Connection 08 ‘s monthly luncheon at Marie Callendar’s Restaurant at 11:30 am. The Friendship Connection is a group of retired ladies. Prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 644-3172.
May 24: The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will host its annual Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair on Thursday, from 10 – 1 p.m. Main courtyard at the County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave. Visitors to the fair can receive information and resources on family care – including child care, elder care and senior services. The event is hosted by Work Life Program of the County of Ventura. Both the event and parking are free.
May 25: Percussionist Extraordinaire C.G. Ryche brings his massive drum set to the Namba stage on Friday, at 8 p.m. for performance you’ll feel in your bones. C.G. Ryche is the ultimate showman with a long and distinguished career as an entertainer. Within this multimedia presentation is candid conversation on how never giving up on your creative dreams is critical to long term success. Tickets are $20 and available at https://nambaarts.com/upcoming-events/. More about C.G. Ryche at https://www.cgryche.com
May 26: The Ventura Tennis Club, in partnership with the Ventura Recreation and Community
Services, are hosting a bi-annual Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 9 – 3 p.m.
at the Camino Real Tennis Park. Clinics for adults and kids from 9 – 12 p.m. with pro Hoss Salehi and staff. After a break for refreshments, raffle and announcements there will be organized doubles play in the afternoon. The Ventura Tennis Club is a non-profit community based club bringing tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities together for social and competitive play.
Information http://www.venturatennisclub.com and Facebook.
May 26: Volunteers needed for Ormond Beach/Wetland clean up, Saturday, 9-11 a.m. The Nature Conservancy is hosting a clean-up of the wetland and beach area of Ormond Beach at the end of McWane Blvd. Clean up supplies will be provided. Please wear durable shoes and note that there are no facilities at this location. A naturalist will be on site to provide information on the natural history of the area. Please contact Amy Davis at [email protected] or 770-853-4715.
June 1, 2: Gold Coast Concert Chorus concert will feature the best of their last 30 years. They will feature their favorite songs and share them with you, along with their memories and the joy they find in making music with each other and for the audience. They look forward to singing for you for many more years! Friday June 1st at 8 p.m. and Saturday June 2nd at 2 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church – 1500 North C St., Oxnard. Tickets: Adults $18, Senior /Student $15, Child under 12 $5.
For more info call 616-7269 or [email protected]
June 2: NAMBA Performing Arts Space step into summer with a sizzling Flamenco music and dance event at 7.p.m. Experience the pure essence of Andalusian song, the strumming of the guitar and the heart palpitating rhythms created by dancers striking the stage with thundering footwork. Spanish Wine will be available for purchase. 47 So. Oak Street
June 3: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. meeting will be Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa. Free admission, stage music and jamming, free parking in the rear, Open to Public. For more information 517-1131 or Facebook: OTCBGMA
June 3: Docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum, and an orchid sale. From 1 to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood . For information 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
June 8: Prism of Thought. An artistic exploration of LGBTQ mental health and opinion. Join NAMI Ventura, Diversity Collective VC, and Each Mind Matters for a special free event on Friday, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Feature special speakers will have a conversation focused on the mental health needs of the LGBTQ community. Food provided by Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and music provided by DJ Vince Franco at Diversity Collective VC’s Community Resource Center 2471 Portola Road Suite 100.