Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Community 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.


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/

The members of the Ventura Investment Group meet on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events. Topics cover current events that affect stocks, funds, real estate, and interest-bearing investments. The meeting is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street. Visitors and potential members are welcomed. There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.

Are you a stamp collector?

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays each

month at 7:30pm at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd.

Admission and parking are free.

Contact Bill Garner / (805) 320-1601 or [email protected]

Mended Hearts of Ventura

Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant.

The first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park,

850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc..

Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733

August 16: East Ventura Community Council. Mark Toohey, Southern California representative for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) will speak on “Preparing for California’s Next Big Earthquake.” His presentation will include information on the likelihood of a major earthquake occurring.

Former Ventura City Councilmember Jim Friedman and current Councilmember Erik Nasarenko will be introduced as candidates running to represent new City Council Districts in November.

In addition, a member of the Ventura Police Department will report on crime and safety.

The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road.

For more information, contact

John McNally, Chairperson, EVCC: 805-804-7558

August 16, 17, 18 and August 23, 24, 25.: Fractured Actors proudly presents The Speakeasy Project, a comedic and provocative evening of world premiere theater and live music, directed by Shannon McNally Ham. Step into Sweet Jay’s, a Prohibition-era lounge, for bold new one-acts by Los Angeles playwright and theater critic Jason Rohrer. A ragtag crew of witty mobsters, government officials, talking animals and the first all-female voyage into space are accompanied by a world class band of Ventura County musicians, including Shelby Figueroa and James Dorward, performing modern pop songs with a cool jazzy twist.

All shows start at 8:00 PM. Ventura Vineyard, 1956 Palma Dr.

Tickets ($15) and Speakeasy password are available at venturavineyard.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/135023 Call (805) 650-2510 for more information.

August 17, 9-11am. Birds and Beach nature walk at Ormond Beach hosted by The Nature Conservancy. Come and join in for this free nature walk. Will be exploring the area around the seasonal wetland to the beach looking for treasures along the way. The walk is fairly level (except walking in the sand) and roughly 1 1/2 miles. Please wear durable walking shoes. Bring Binoculars if you have them. Meet at Ormond Beach at the end of Arnold Rd. Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or [email protected].

August 19: 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 Dave Coatsworth on “Collecting American Pocket Watches”. Dave is a nationally recognized collector of American pocket watches and is the moderator of the American Pocket Watch section of the NAWCC Message Board.

Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join the chapter. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch is available for $5 more. Watches, clocks & tools will be on display and for sale.

More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

August 22: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Representatives from Ventura College, including the new interim president, will make a presentation. In addition, Jennifer Harkey, Program Administrator with the Continuum of Care Alliance, will describe the many nonprofits devoted to reducing homelessness. She will also explain how we can support these efforts and become a part of the solution. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.

August 28, 8:30-10:30am. Adaptations and survival along the Santa Clara River hosted by The Nature Conservancy. A free hike along the Santa Clara River Will discover how the plants and animals adapt or die in this dynamic, harsh landscape. The walk is 1 1/2 – 2 miles over varying terrain

Please wear durable hiking shoes. Be aware there are no facilities at this location so please bring water or whatever you need. 1368 Mission Rock Rd, Santa Paula (meet at the end of the road). Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or [email protected].

August 29: Beyond the Extra Mile, by Dennis Fitzgerald local investigator of Port Hueneme Police and Ventura’s DA office, Dennis Fitzgerald brings over 40 plus true, fast paced and riveting crime stories to life. Come hear directly from Fitzgerald of his personal experience of the protests on the streets in the 60’s to drug busts, amazing detective work and more.

Book Signing and Q&A . Wednesday, , 6:30 pm

Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St. Ventura

Contact: (805) 643-3154 or [email protected].

Sept. 11:  Lifesource Women’s Bible Study from 9-11:15 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church 1555 Poli St.

Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar.

James by Beth Moore and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild

Cost for two books and registration is $45.00.

Scholarships and Childcare available with prior notice. 805-648-2737 for more information or cpcventura.org

Oct.13: CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank present the President’s Dinner & Concert featuring Chri Botti. An annual fundraising event that promotes higher education and raises funds to create opportunities for students at CSUCI. Saturday at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Camarillo. Tickets: VIP- $175, General Admission- $60. Purchase tickets at: GO.CSUCI.EDU/PC18.

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