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.
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.
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 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.
Musicians’ Sober Support Meetup @ FIND (A Friend in Deed) every Monday night 6-9 p.m. Bring acoustic instrument(s) for jamming after sharing support for sobriety.
Bell Arts-Studio 39-432 Ventura Ave. For further information A.Friend.In.Deed.Ventura@gmail.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. They are a fun group.
Contact: Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mended Hearts of Ventura
Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant.
Group meets the first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park, 850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc. from our area. Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733
When a child dies, The Compassionate Friends (TCF) can help a family move forward through the grief journey. The Compassionate Friends provides a safe and supportive place where grieving parents, grandparents and siblings over age 16 can come speak openly about their child, express feelings about loss and celebrate milestones. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion, in the Canada Larga room. Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Nov 6, Nov 21, Dec 5, 19. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay, email@example.com
Sept. 26: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates and answer questions. The Ventura Water Dept. will make a presentation on “smart” meters and the Surfrider Foundation will discuss the Ocean Friendly Gardens program. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. collegeareacouncil.com/map or (805) 644-8695 for more information.
Sept. 27: The Friendship Connection, a group of retired women, will have their monthly luncheon at Marie Callendar’s Restaurant on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Dorothea Phelan will portray Ysabel del Valle who lived at Rancho Camulos in the 1850s. Prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 805-654-8388.
Sept. 27: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America – The local chapter of PFSA (Council #128) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent, or, interested in the Portuguese culture. Marie Callendars Restaurant, 1295 South Victoria at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting. For more information, and a reservation, call Cora Corella at (805) 483-6285 or Yvonne Westervelt at (805) 483-4168.
Sept. 27: The Arc of Ventura County is pleased to present,
“An Evening with Rachel Simon,” featuring the award-winning author and nationally-recognized public speaker on issues related to diversity and disability.
6 – 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
The Arc of Ventura County, 5103 Walker Street, Ventura
Event is free. RSVP on Eventbrite, Facebook or call The Arc at (805) 650-8611
Oct. 2,16: October 2 and 16 are the dates for the next twice-monthly Ventura Retired Men’s Group 11:30 a.m. meetings at the Ventura Elks lodge. For anyone interested, there’s a time of social interaction and a speaker on a topic of interest over a lunch provided with our compliments if you’ll drop in and introduce yourself. Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 if you have a question.
Oct. 2: LifeSource Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church,1555 Poli St. Study James by Beth Moore and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild. Cost for two books and registration is $45. Scholarships and childcare available with prior notice. 805-648-2737 for more information or cpcventura.org
Oct. 4: The Ventura County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30am on Thursday at the Bard Mansion on the NBVC Port Hueneme. This includes Lunch and a presentation by Mr. Rick Schoeder, President of Many Mansions. Tickets cost $15 per person paid at the door. Call Jon at 805-642-6748 for more information.
Oct. 4: The Autism Society of Ventura County will recognize twelve individuals and organizations from our community who have demonstrated dedication and initiative in making a difference in the Autism Community at the Awesome in Autism Awards Event.
Celebrate their efforts and dedication Awesome in Autism Awards Dinner.
5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn
General Admission: $40.00 / Children Admission: $20.00
Event includes: Dinner of your choice.
Photo Booth, No-Host Bar, Silent Auction
ASVC is an affiliate chapter of the national Autism Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism.
Oct. 7: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Meeting
Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Located at the 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
Oct. 7: In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Freddie the American Mini Horse will be in attendance for photos and buggy rides from 1:30 to 3p.m. Museum admission is free, but a $5 donation will be asked from riders for Freddie’s expenses. Well known local historian/ghost hunter Richard Senate will lead tours and sign copies of his latest books. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Oct.10: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is having a special “Meds, Mobility and Magic” meeting from 1-3p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living. Several Pharmaceutical Representatives will give a brief introduction about medications and other medical devices for treating Parkinson’s. For more details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.
Oct.10: All are invited to a free informational event on Wednesday, at 7p.m. Justice Steven Perren and retired judge Melinda Johnson will present an unbiased analysis of the November ballot propositions. First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Avenue. Steven Z. Perren is an Associate Justice of the State Court of Appeal and Melinda Johnson is a retired Superior Court Judge. The program is cosponsored by the Ventura County League of Women Voters. For more information, contact the church at 805-643-8621.