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.
The members of the Ventura Investment Group meet on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main. Visitors and potential members are welcomed. There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.
Retired men 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 Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays eachmonth 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 [email protected]
When a child dies The Compassionate Friends provides a safe and supportive place where grieving parents, grandparents and siblings over age 16 can come speak openly
, express feelings about loss, be listened to by others, and celebrate milestones. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion. On the following dates 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. 24: The College area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood, community interest, public safety and economic development. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.
Oct. 24: The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) of the E.P. Foster Library invites kids and teens of all ages to a free, haunted library experience Horror in the Stacks on Wednesday from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Children under the age of 9 years old, must be accompanied by a parent, older sibling, or guardian. Travel through the haunted maze of ghouls, clowns and more at this spooky haunted house. Contact Susan Mikula, Children & Teen Services Manager, at (805) 218-3592. 651East Main Street
Oct. 24-27: Grand reopening at the Seniors Craft Shoppe. Goodies to hand out, a raffle for gift certificates and merchandise and various members on hand to discuss their handcrafted items. 429 E Main St, (805) 643-3059
Oct. 25: The local chapter Portuguese Fraternal Society of America will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent or interested in the Portuguese culture. Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 1295 South Victoria Ave. at 11:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. no host luncheon/meeting. Cora Corella at (805) 483-6285, or, Yvonne Westervelt at (805) 483-4168.
Oct. 25: Ventura County Bird Club presents wanderers of continents bird migration through central Europe with Havasi Wilderness Foundation. www.havasiwf.org
See the exciting journey with birds as they migrate to and from Africa to Central Europe. Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ventura Moose Lodge 1394, 10269 Telephone Road
Oct. 25: Local Authors Booth at the 15th Annual Latino Business Expo, Thursday,
3- 8 p.m. at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Local authors James F. Gray, Mike Kennedy, and Maryann Ridini Spencer. Find out more about the event at latinoexpousa.com. Entrance Fee: $10, parking $5.
Oct. 25: Noted comedian Denise Carter hosts a comedy fundraiser for the Community Advocacy Coalition’s community-based radio station 99.1 FM. rhythmofthecoast.com. Thursday, at 8 p.m. at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at http://rhythmofthecoast.com or at http://venturaharborcomedyclub.com. For more information, contact Denise Carter at (805) 300-4301.
Oct. 26: Halloween Ghost Walk 7 – 9 p.m. This holiday tour will tell the many stories of ghosts in Ventura County and places you can go to encounter a stray phantom. The tour features hauntings great and small from the musical phantom purported to be Johnny Cash, to the ghost Monk of Fr. Senan. Hosted by Ghost Hunter and Story Teller, Richard Senate. Bank of Books 748 E Main St. (805) 643-3154. Fee $6 per person.
Oct. 26: Ventura County Bell Arts Song Circle (4th Friday of each month), 7- 10p.m. Songmakers.org welcomes instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters at all levels to join in a free song circle Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Listeners are welcome. Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.
Oct. 26, 27, 28: Ventura Jubilee Fellowship is hosting a Bible Conference featuring Dr. Robert Morgan as guest speaker. Dr. Morgan, renowned author will be speaking on, “The Red Sea Rules” and will be available to sign books. This free event is Oct. 26 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Oct. 27 from 9 – 12 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Located at 2226 Goodyear Ave. Call 805-535-4325 for additional information.
Oct. 27: Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan will be at the Museum of Ventura County from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday. He will talk about his book Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. This special event is a part of the Ventura County Library’s first annual One County, One Book community reading program.
Oct. 27,28,31: Celeb Host Richard Karn joins the cast revealing real minions leading humans astray via well known urban legends. News Talk 1590 KVTA Saturday October 27th at 6 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sunday October 28th at 7 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday October 31st at 7 p.m. The one-hour, commercial free broadcast is presented by Every Now and Then Theatre and Conejo Players Theatre. Show benefits area foster children.
Oct. 28: “Why We Love Rumi” will be presented by Steven Scholl, an independent scholar of Islam and comparative religion, on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston. Steven Scholl has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East. To arrange for free child care during this event, please contact Carolyn Briggs before Oct. 25th at [email protected].
Oct. 30: Halloween Spooktacular featuring the pipe organ in a spooky setting with flying goblins and foggy air. The organ console will be front and center for all to experience with music and show geared to the young at heart. Tyler Carlisle, Music Director, First United Methodist Church . Bring your young ones for a friendly spook. Tuesday, at 7p.m. at 1338 Santa Clara Street. http://venturafirstumc.org.
Nov. 4: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. including a special visit from “Mrs. Caroline Dudley” who passed from this earth in 1940. Admission is free. The museum is located at Loma Vista and Ashwood streets. Information (805) 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.