Events by Ana Baker
Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club Monday nights 7:30 – 9:45 p.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.
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. They are a fun group.
Contact: 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. They have excellent speakers, leading cardiologists, nutritionists, dietitians 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, [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 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston (enter through side door off parking lot). Further information Deva (805) 814-5650 or Maryann
Feb. 3: 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) in Ventura. For information please call 805-642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Feb. 5: LifeSource Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church, 1555 Poli St. Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar. Study: “Hosea” by Jennifer Rothschild, who was blind at age 15. Cost is $30.00 for book and registration (scholarships available). Please join us to experience God’s gift of love, forgiveness and great fellowship. For childcare needs or questions please call Helen 805-644-3886. cpcventura.org
Feb. 5, 19: Ventura Retired Men will meet at the Ventura Elks lodge on Knoll Drive at 11:30 a.m. for their twice-monthly lunch meetings. Those interested can stop in, introduce themselves, enjoy our social activities and programs, and we’ll spring for your Elks lunch. Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 if you have a question.
Feb. 6: The Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers Club (BCNN) is a group of active women of all ages who live in Ventura, Oxnard, or Port Hueneme. Enjoy activities such as, bridge, dining, miscellaneous outings, reading, Mahjong, games, cooking, crafts etc. For more information, please come to our monthly meeting from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Mike Rowan speaking on the subject of “Situational Awareness and Safety”. Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St, parking and entry is on Santa Clara Ave. Look for the Blue awning at the back of the parking lot. No charge for meeting and no reservation is required.
Feb.10: National Medicare for All Week of Action. Hundreds of events are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All.
Ventura County host is the Democratic Socialists of America Ventura County Chapter.
Topping Room, E.P. Foster Library Sunday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
Contact DSA Ventura County Chapter https://www.dsaventuracounty.org/
Feb.13: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is having a Round Table Discussion on Wednesday, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Lexington Assisted Living 5440 Ralston Street. Come share your unique life experience that just might also help others. And come to LAUGH! Our discussion will open on an amazing positive note with a very special guest, Carol “Call Me Capable” Leish! For more details see full article in the Ventura Breeze Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.
Feb.13: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional workshop. This will be followed by the showing of member images. A professional photographer from the area will critique member’s prints and digital images. This is not a competition but rather an anonymous discussion of the images. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique. See the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 805-908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
Feb. 14: Ventura Holistic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly Chapter Meeting. This month’s topic is “Love Yourself… Love Your Business!”. The meeting will be held at the Harbor Cove Café, 1867 Spinnaker Dr. from 11:30 – 1 p.m. All holistic professionals, practitioners, businesses and resource providers are welcomed to join us for lunch, networking, business development and fun. There is a $12 fee which includes lunch and beverage. Please come a bit early to network and be sure to bring plenty of business cards to share. Please RSVP by contacting Julie Ridenour, Chapter President, (805) 223-1207.