Vol. 12, No. 3 – Nov 7 – Nov 20, 2018 – 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


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. . Meet at 7 p.m. at the fountain across the street from the Mission. Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/


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 Street.  Visitors and potential members are welcomed.  There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.



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. Bob Likins 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 meet 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]



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.

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. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion, in the Canada Larga room.  On the following dates: Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17, Nov 6, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19. For more information, contact 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.

Nov.11: Veteran’s Day at the Flag Memorial located on the corner at Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road. Rain or shine. There is plenty of parking nearby.  The program starts at 11a.m. sharp. The ceremony is family friendly and lasts about 1 hour. Celebrate our brave soldiers. The Gold Star families (those who have lost a loved one) will be honored as well.

Nov.13: Sierra Club Venture Out Speaker Series 5:30-7 p.m. at the EP Foster Library Topping Room. Saving the Channel Island Fox.   Pat Meyer and Keri Dearborn, Friends of the Island Fox, for their popular presentation about the successful Channel Island Fox conservation program on Santa Rosa Island. No fee, open to members and supporters. [email protected]

Nov.14: November is National Family Caregivers Month! The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and the Camarillo Health Care District welcome all Caregivers and their Care-Partners to join us in Wednesday, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted living; 5440 Ralston. Blair Craddock MPH will be sharing information to help “Supercharge your Caregiving” For more information, call Patty at 805-766-6070 and see article in Senior Section.

Nov.14: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 14,2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Admission is free. All Welcome. An instructional workshop will be followed by a pro photographer’s critiquing of members images.

Nov.15: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Men and Women are welcome, and there is no age requirement.
Assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or email [email protected]. 805-643-2458 (Monday – Thursday 8 – 2 p.m.)

Nov.15: East Ventura Community Council meeting a representative from Ashdon Development will present an update on the types of stores being proposed for the 4.7-acre parcel on the southeast corner of Darling and Wells Road. Community Development Department will hold a General Plan Update Workshop, to include a presentation by City Staff followed by group exercises and solicitation of ideas from those attending. In addition, the agenda includes a representative of the Ventura Police Department who will report on neighborhood crime and safety.

Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate.  John McNally, Chairperson, EVCC: 805-804-7558

Nov. 17: Winter Craft Show at Ventura County Estates on Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Located at 10685 Blackburn Rd. in Ventura. The craft show will take place in the clubhouse. Lots of handmade crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more. Great gift ideas for the holidays!! This event is open to the public.

Nov.18: 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 Ray Marsolek on Lathes for Watch and Clock Repair.

There is a $3 admission charge. Lunch will be available for $5.00.

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College location. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Bob McClelland Director, Public Information (818) 225-8212

[email protected]

Nov. 23, 24, 25,30; December 1,2,7,8,9.  Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past at the historic Dudley House.  The 25th year of this annual fundraiser for the museum features quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items.  Hours are 10 – 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays.  The Dudley House is located on the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood, 197 N. Ashwood. Admission is free.  Call (805) 642-3345 for information.


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