Vol. 12, No. 5 – Dec 5 – Dec 18, 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.

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.  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.

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 might 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.

Are you a stamp collector?
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

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. They have excellent speaker 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. This can take time and require added patience. 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, 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, in the Canada Larga room.  On the following dates: 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.

Dec. 7,8,9:  The 25th year of the Dudley House Holiday Boutique continues into December on weekends from 10 – 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays.  Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past at this historic 1892 farm house where you will find quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items. The Dudley House is located at 197 N. Ashwood Avenue on the corner of Loma Vista. Admission is free. Call (805) 642-3345 for information.

Dec. 8: You are warmly invited to attend an Advent Evensong on Saturday at 5 pm.  This hour of meditation, led by the women’s voices, will include the singing of carols interspersed with the gift of silence to welcome this season of hope.   Patricia Lathrop-McPherson and Karen Sonnenschein are the soloists.  Directed by Helen Farson. Ventura Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6300 Telephone Rd., Please call 805.641.9646 if more information is desired.  Admission is free.

Dec. 9: Community Presbyterian Church Choir and Preschool Present a Family Christmas Concert and Caroling. 1555 Poli St at 4:30 p.m. All ages welcome, Christmas cookie potluck to follow.

Dec.11: Pasajera, an evening of Flamenco at the WAV, 175 S Ventura Ave. at 8 p.m. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to WAV. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno.

Dec. 13: Ventura Chapter, Holistic Chamber of Commerce upcoming Holiday Party on Thursday, from 6- 8 p.m. at the Harvest Café, 175 S Ventura Ave. Please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish for the potluck (the cafe has asked that no meat or fish be included in food); drinks will be available for purchase.

Cost to members is $5 and non-members is $10 in cash to be paid at the door.

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