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
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.
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.
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/
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.
Retired men might enjoy a visit to a meeting of the Ventura Retired Men’s Group at the Ventura Elks lodge at 11:30 a.m. on the first or third Tuesday of the month. Stop in and introduce yourself for a complimentary lunch, interesting program, and a relaxing good time with your peers. Give Bob Likins a call at 805-587-1233 for details
Musicians’ Sober Support Meetup @ FIND (A Friend in Deed) every Monday night 7-9 p.m. Bring acoustic instrument(s) for jamming after sharing support for sobriety.
Bell Arts-Studio 39-432 Ventura Ave. For further information [email protected].
The Channel Islands Bike Club is Ventura County’s largest recreational road cycling club. They are working to make Ventura County a bicycling destination and to share the benefits of bicycling for health, recreation, sport, and transportation. Both beginners and experts are welcome.
They provide free public programs on the second Wednesday of each month at the Museum of Ventura County at 100 East Main St. Doors open at 6:30pm with a no-host beer/wine bar. The program starts at 7:00pm with interesting speakers who share their knowledge and adventures.
They also host group bike rides several days per week. Additional information about the bike club is online at www.cibike.org or Bill Faulkner, Grants Director at 648-1426.
Are you a stamp collector? 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]
Sept. 8: 8:30 a.m. Emma Wood State Beach, Adele Fergusson 805- 415-4304
Searching the scrub for sparrows and warblerson to the Ventura River Estuary. The estuary is always an exciting place to bird.
Sept.11: 7:30 pm Poinsettia Pavilion, Raptor Pilot Study – Rodenticides
By Karl Novak
Raptor Pilot Study for Levee Protection is first to quantify the impact of raptors on ground squirrel damage at a levee.
Karl Novak is a Civil Engineer and long-time resident of Ventura County
Sept. 15: 8:30 a.m. Sana Clara River Estuary/Surfers Knoll, Raeann Koerner 805-701-1919. Hope to see a variety of shorebirds including Western Snowy Plovers, Ruddy and Black Turnstones
Sept.16: 8:30 a.m. Camino Real Park, David Torfeh 805-794-5334
Camino Real is a grassy park surrounded by pines and eucalyptus and is an excellent fall migrant hotspot.
Sept. 22: 8 a.m. Ventura Settling Ponds, Frank DeMartino 856-906-8733
This will be a joint field trip with Conejo Valley Audubon. The Settling Ponds at the Ventura Harbor is a reliable place to find ducks, summer gulls and terns, as well as songbirds and raptors.
Sept. 23: 8:30 a.m. Arroyo Verde Park, Linda Easter 818-519-2833
Enjoy birding the oak woodland, grassy areas, and chaparral in this long, broad canyon.
Sept.1: Free gardening class: “Renovating Your Landscape.” Learn how to make your yard more drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, cost-effective and beautiful while also increasing your property value. It’s easier than you think! Refreshments, raffle and shopping discount day of. A Smart Garden Nursery located at 33 South Palm St. in Downtown Ventura. 10:30 – 12 p.m. RSVP: (805)667-8585
Sept.1: Camino Real Tennis Day! Free! The Ventura Tennis Club, in partnership with the Ventura Recreation and Community Services, is hosting a Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 10 – 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Camino Real Tennis Park.
Events will include clinics for adults and kids from 10 – 11:30 a.m. with a tennis pro and other staff. After the clinics, there will be food and refreshments. The Ventura Tennis Club is a non-profit community-based club bringing tennis enthusiasts of all abilities together since 1981. Information: http://www.venturatennisclub.com
Sept. 2: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Meeting
Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa.
Free admission, music on stage and jamming. Free parking in the rear,
open to public. For more information call, 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA
Sept. 2: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. accompanied by period music. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood. For information (805) 642-3345 or visit at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Sept. 9,10,18,19: High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be held at Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road. Rabbi Yakov Latowicz, the spiritual leader of Chabad of Ventura, will lead services to usher in the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah evening services will be held on both Sunday the 9th and Monday the10th at 7 p.m., followed by an elegant community holiday dinner. Morning services will be held Monday the 10th and Tuesday the11th at 9:30 am. For more information please call 805 658 7441.
Sept.11: Life source Women’s Bible Study from 9-11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church located at 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
Sept.11: Sierra Club Venture Out Speaker Series 5:30-7p.m. at the EP Foster Library Topping room. Success story from Steve Evans, California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild), as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Hear what you can do to be advocates of rivers in our area and how to secure protection for new rivers and streams. No fee. Open to members and supporters. Questions email [email protected]
Sept.12: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to welcome Jennifer Parkinson, owner and Co-Founder of the non-profit organization, NeuroBoxing, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living. NeuroBoxing is dedicated to aiding Parkinson’s patients and their families fight back against Parkinson’s Disease. For all details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.
Sept. 27: Silent Auction for the Ventura County Bird Club. 7:30 pm at the Ventura Moose Lodge. We believe that it is our responsibility to help the efforts to help maintain and preserve the survival of the many endangered avian species including our local birds. Ventura Moose Lodge 10267 Telephone Rd.
For further information call (805)488-6244 venturacountybirdclub.org
Sept.30: The Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer program will visit Reyes Peak on the scenic Pine Mountain ridge on Sunday, for the annual Fall Equinox Nature Hike. Attendees will experience some of the most spectacular scenery and natural habitat that Ventura County has to offer. At 9 a.m. with a carpool caravan of about 35 miles up Highway 33 from the Maricopa Plaza, (1201 Maricopa Highway, Ojai to the Reyes Peak trailhead. The group will hike into the Sespe Wilderness from the trailhead at 7000 feet elevation, stop for lunch (not provided) among the Jeffrey Pines, and return to the trailhead by 3:30 p.m., arriving back at the Maricopa Plaza by 4 p.m.
This intermediate level hike is suitable for moderately experienced hikers or physically fit beginners. The total hiking distance will be about 3 miles. $25 for adults or $20 for seniors 62-up and students 13-18 years of age. Kids 5-12 can go free, one per adult, by prior arrangement. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No dogs or smoking, please. To register HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281. Registrants