Vol. 12, No. 4 – Nov 21 – Dec 4, 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 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.   10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street.   There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.

First Wednesday, of each month, 6 – 10 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum, Oxnard. Now exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 – 4 p.m.  Visitors and new members are welcome. Member initiation fee $10, monthly dues $20, $10 for Juniors. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard.  www.gcmrc.com. For more information, call (805)229-7429.

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 A.Friend.In.Deed.Ventura@gmail.com.

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. They are a fun group.

Contact: Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or sockonthenose@gmail.com

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. Meeting twice a month, on the first and third Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.  On the following dates: Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay, tcfventura@gmail.com, 

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.23: 8:30-10:30am. Santa Clara River Holiday hike and nature walk hosted by the Nature Conservancy. Come join the Nature Conservancy and get outside to burn off Thanksgiving dinner. The hike will be along the Santa Clara River corridor where there isn’t much water but there are still signs of water and wildlife. Many birds use this area as a refuge.  Bring good hiking shoes, water and binoculars (optional). 1368 Mission Rock Rd. Santa Paula. If you have any questions please contact Amy Davis at 770-853-4715 or guideamy@gmail.com.

Dec. 1, 2: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will take place on Saturday, Dec 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9-2 p.m.

The fair features a large variety of items for every budget, including jewelry, crafts, knit and crochet, textile art, photography, mosaics, 2D and 3D art, and more. The fair will be held in Berg Hall at the church, located at 5654 Ralston St. All are welcome. Ample parking is available in the back of the church.

Dec. 2: Sunday 1-3pm Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.

Knights Of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa..Free admission, music on stage and jamming. Free parking in the rear. For more information call, (805) 517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA.

Dec. 2: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra’s holiday concert at 3 p.m. 

KuanFen, Artistic Director and Miriam Arichea, Choir Director. Hänsel & Gretel Overture, Engelbert Humperdinck, Nutcracker: Suite No. 1, Op. 71a, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Harp Concerto in B at Major, George F Handel, Composer; Elaine Litster, Harpist, “In the Bleak Midwinter”, Gustav Holst.

First United Methodist Church 1338 E. Santa Clara Street. Donation of $20 at door appreciated.

Youth 18 and under free. For more information call (805) 320-8856 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.

Dec. 7: Friday 5-7pm, Lewis Goldstein Book Signing –   Author Lewis Goldstein has an MFA in Art and Art History and is a full-time professor at Barstow Community College.With illustrator Arianna Grinager, he has published “Of Fleas and Fleadom-A Tale of Two Vermin” a graphic, epic poem in rhyme. Goldstein has also written Hey Zeus and Back to Eden and The Eco-Adventures of Adam and Eve.  Check out Lewis and his books at Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. (805) 643-3154.

Dec. 8: Saturday, 4-8 pm. Live Music provided by the Joe Tourist Band. Join in for a fun filled evening of live music! Bank of Books 748 E. Main St.

Dec. 16: Join in for an afternoon of live music and celebration with four local bands at noon at the Hill Road Library. The Darling Kathleens, Nick Schlesinger, Jasper Ridge, and The Legendary Don Cheddy. They will share original folk-pop and Americana music with the community. This event is free and open to the public. The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 South Hill Road in Ventura. Hours of service are 10 – 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 – 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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