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.
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. Moose lodge, 10269 Telephone Road. More information at countrylovers.com.
Join in on Wednesday nights Cross Town Hikers 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. Four miles with an 800-foot elevation gain. Meet at 7 p.m. sharp at the fountain across the street from the Mission. 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. 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 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 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 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 [email protected].
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 805-320-1601 or [email protected]
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 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 loss. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Oct 17,Nov 6, Nov 21,Dec 5, Dec 19 For more information, Laura Lindsay, [email protected],
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa) is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence in the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. Every Friday at 6 PM at Kaiser Health, 1000 Hill Rd. 2ndfloor lobby. Further information Deva 805-814-5650.
Oct.10: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Admission is free. An instructional workshop will be followed by a pro photographer’s critiquing of members submitted images. VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Oct. 11: Come to the Haze Maze Haunted House for the scariest and most thrilling fun. Open Thursday – Sunday plus Halloween night. Receive a $5 discount for checking in on Facebook when you arrive. Located at the Two Trees Escape in the Gateway Village 2855 Johnson Drive. Cost is $15 and hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Haze Maze is benefiting the Kensington Foundation. The Kensington Foundation aids in children’s medical rehabilitation and development throughout Ventura county.
Oct.13: On Saturday, from 10 – 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Bag o’ Books Book Sale at Hill Road Library, 1070 South Hill Road. Members of Ventura Friends of the Library can take home a bag of books for $1. For all others, the price is $3 a bag. Contact: Mary Olson (805) 223-1187
Oct.13: Haunted Ventura 2-4p.m. All ages lecture and walking tour of the many haunted places in Old Ventura. Stories of ghastly ghosts and strange supernatural happenings will highlight this tour by Ghost Hunter and Story Teller, Richard Senate. Starts at 2 p.m. at Bank of Books 748 E Main Street (805) 643-3154. Fee $6 per person.
Oct.14: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Dr. KuanFen Liu Artistic Director celebrates the opening of its 16th Season with New World Symphony. The concerts will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St.
Donations of $25 are appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free. For more information call 805-484-8000 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.
Oct.16: LifeSource Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church 1555 Poli St. Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar.
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.16: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fall Migration Bird Walk, hosted by the Nature Conservancy. Fall migration is starting as the weather changes and the birds have started to move through the area. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. The walk is roughly 1 1/2 miles. Ormond Beach wetlands, 301 McWane Blvd. Oxnard. Park at the end of McWane and meet at the gate. Questions contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or [email protected].
Oct.18: To celebrate the June 2018 publication of Santa Barbara author Daniel Thomas’s first collection of poems, “Deep Pockets,” Thomas will read his poetry on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Topping Room at the E.P. Foster Public Library. The reading is hosted by Phil Taggart as part of the weekly poetry series at the library. “Deep Pockets” is available for pre-order at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and copies are available now at Chaucer’s.
Oct.19: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street at 10 a.m. Men and women are welcome. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Find more information assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, or [email protected].
805-643-2458 Monday – Thursday, 8 – 2 p.m.
Oct. 20: The Ventura community has long maintained a strong environmental ethic. Whether it’s conserving our hills and open space, encouraging smart growth, protecting our picturesque rivers and beaches, or keeping our City safe and clean,
Community Cleanup Event, Sat. Oct. 20, 9 am-12 noon
765 S. Seaward Ave.
Oct. 20: Celebrate local authors at Barnes & Noble Ventura, Saturday, 1- 4 p.m.
A few authors that will be appearing include Maryann Ridini Spencer “Lady in the Window”, Sheila Lowe “Written Off”, Mike Kennedy “The Huut” and Betty Thomas Patterson “What’s College About Anyway”.
Oct. 21: On Sunday, the Southern California Chapter of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation will meet at E.P. Foster Library from 11 – 1 p.m. Continuing exploration of how music and handwriting have a world of elements in common, chapter President Charles Talmadge and VP Lena Rivkin will demonstrate with live music and handwriting samples of great composers. Free with refreshments. 805-320-7075 or [email protected] for additional information.
Oct. 21: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, at the Campus Student Center of Ventura College. At noon and at 11 a.m. there will be an informal workshop and a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1 p.m. members will bring watches, clocks & tools for sale. There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch will be free. www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Oct. 27, 28: Ventura Jubilee Fellowship is hosting a Bible Conference featuring Dr. Robert Morgan as guest speaker. Dr. Morgan, renowned author and speaker will be speaking on “The Red Sea Rules” and will be available to sign books. This free event is from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 9- 12p.m., Oct. 28 11:30 a.m. Located at 2226 Goodyear Ave. Call 805 -535-4325 for additional information.