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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Ventura. They have excellent speakers
leading Cardiologists, Nutritionists, Dietitians etc. from our area.
Contact Richard Hatcher at (805) 644-2733
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 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston (enter through side door off parking lot). Further information Deva (805) 814-5650 or Maryann (805)509-4813.
Jan.6: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets, 197 N. Ashwood. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Jan. 9: Start the New Year with hope for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Join the Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group as we kick off the New Year with Wayne Pickerell, Vice President and Clinical Research Manager of Neurosearch, Inc. Wednesday, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living at 5440 Ralston St. For more details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.
Jan 12: On Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Amnesty International USA Local Group #452 is hosting Write for Rights, a letter-writing marathon for human rights. Located at the College United Methodist Church, 4300 Telegraph Road, corner Telegraph and Baylor. This event is part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, the world’s largest letter writing event. Drop in between 1 – 4 p.m. to write letters. Your hand-written letters, combined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the world, can change the lives of this year’s 10 cases. We furnish paper, pens, stamps, snacks and good company.
Jan:19-20: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St. All genres, books individually priced. On Saturday, January 19, Ventura Friends of the Library members will be admitted at 11 a.m. Open for all 12 – 3 p.m. On Sunday, January 20, open for all 12 – 3 p.m.
Feb. 9-11: Community Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding. Several activities are planned. Located at 1555 Poli St. Free event for all ages. Saturday 9th: open house 10 – 2 p.m. Jolly Jumps, Classic Cars, Scavenger Hunt, Games, Tours, Living History and Photo Booth. Fun for the Whole Family.
12 – 2 p.m. Hot Dog Lunch Served. Sunday 10th: Worship & Reunion Concert 9 – 10:30 a.m. Worship Service: Rev. Darrell Johnson Preaching “I Will Build MY Church” 3 p.m. Fellowship and Appetizers
4 p.m. Reunion Concert. Childcare will be available. Monday 11th: Building A Legacy Seminar
with Rev. Darrell Johnson. Fellowship and Appetizers at 4 p.m. and light dinner at 5 p.m. Seminar on building a legacy at 6 p.m. Childcare available.