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 805-415-8842 for more information.
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 805-642-1359
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.
Bill Garner 805- 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 805-644-2733.
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 805-229- 74294 for more information
Join the Cross Town Hikers 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/
July 6: Ormond beach Nature walk and Beach cleanup. 9-11am. The Nature Conservancy is hosting a nature walk and beach cleanup. Come visit Ormond beach with a naturalist and discover the flora and fauna of the wetland and beach habitat. Focus will also be to collect trash from fireworks from July 4th. Clean up supplies will be provided. The walk is 1 1/2 to 2 miles. Wear durable walking shoes. Bring binoculars, if you like. 301 McWane Blvd. Oxnard. Please contact Amy Davis [email protected] or 770-853-4715 regarding questions.
July 11: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to present their meeting from 1 -3p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston Street. They are focusing on “making exercise fun” like it used to be when the bell rang for recess. Lisa Oliver, Manager of Title Boxing, will inform and demonstrate Rock Steady Boxing, a non-contact boxing program specifically created for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Amber Stevens, Associate Executive Director at the Ventura Family YMCA will share her thoughts. For more information call Patty at 805-766-6070 and see the Breeze senior section.
July 11: There will be a 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.
July 12: Oceanview Toastmasters announces their new home at Lexington, 5440 Ralston St. Located in the Bijou room 2nd floor. The meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Guests are most welcome. If you’ve ever considered attending a Toastmasters Meeting, please come and meet the friendly members. You’re welcome to sit and enjoy the speeches, and if you want to improve your speaking skills, here is an opportunity. There is no charge for guests. For more information Ed Blumenstock at 805-746-5732.
July 13: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution July luncheon meeting will feature a special program ” Second Amendment in California: A Brief History and Future Trends “, presented by Mr. Robert Arabian. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Garden Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1295 S. Victoria Ave. All SAR and DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. If you choose to have lunch, cost is $20. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, please call Bill Bays 805- 650-3036 or Robert Taylor 805-216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
July 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 regular meeting starts at noon and at 11:00 there will be 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 1:00 pm.
The program this month will be a presentation by David Walter on “Watchmaking”. Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches, clocks and tools will be on display and for sale.
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
July 17: Discover the Santa Clara River watershed. 8-10 am. Meet at the gate at the south end of Hallock Dr. Santa Paula. Start your day off right by exploring land along the Santa Clara River that the Nature Conservancy has restored. Be prepared for an adventure! There is not really an established trail. It is a little rugged so please wear durable hiking shoes. There are no facilities at this location. Please contact Amy Davis [email protected] or 770-853-4715 regarding questions.
Aug.10: Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project in Oxnard “Night in Oaxaca.” Night in Oaxaca is their largest annual event, and benefits all MICOP’s 19+ programs. The night will feature a menu of Oaxacan cuisine, traditional dance performances, and a celebration of the extraordinary group of indigenous youth scholarship winners. Friday, at the Olivas Adobe in Ventura, 4200 Olivas Park Dr. from 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found at https://NIO2018.bpt.me.