Vol. 12, No. 10 – Feb 13 – Feb 26, 2019 – Events

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.

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. 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. 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.

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.17: 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 a.m. there will be an informal workshop. There will be a mart followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1 p.m. The program will be a presentation by Ken McWilliams on “Wooden Works Clocks”. There is a $5 admission charge. Lunch will be available for $5. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Feb 19, 26: LifeSource Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church located at 1555 Poli St. Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar. Study: “Hosea” by Jennifer Rothschild, who was blind at age 15. Cost is $30 for book and registration (scholarships available). Please join 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.21: 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. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and Assistance League School for young children with learning disabilities. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Find more information on the Website: assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or email [email protected]. Telephone: 805-643-2458 Monday – Thursday 8 – 2 p.m.

Feb.21: Alex McIntyre, Ventura’s new City Manager, heads the agenda for the meeting of the East Ventura Community Council. In addition, a representative from Ventura’s Police Department will present an update on crime in the area. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate.

For more information, contact Marie Lakin, Chairperson: [email protected]

Feb. 22: Like to play acoustic music? Songmakers.org welcomes instrumentalists, singers, and singer/songwriters at all levels to join in a free song circle at the Bell Arts Factory Community Room, 432 N. Ventura Ave. 4th Friday of each month, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Listeners welcome! Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.

Feb.23: Every town has its stories, and Ventura County’s beloved The Townies Podcast is ready to prove it by bringing their biannual Block Party – a free community event – to the wonderful Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, at 7:00 pm.

The Block Party begins at 7:00 pm with a cocktail party in the courtyard of the Museum of Ventura County, followed by an hour of the best of the best of Townie stories starting at 8:00 pm in the Museum’s lovely Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion. Then the night continues in the courtyard with food trucks, games, awesome merchandise and a killer DJ set by Mikael Jorgensen for dancing pleasure.

For more information, visit thetowniesinc.org/events/.

Feb.24: Acclaimed author Kimberly Davis Basso will visit the Hill Road Library at 12 p.m. on Sunday, to present her inspirational book, I’m a Little Brain Dead. Basso’s book is a thoughtful and humorous take on her experience as a stroke survivor.

You’ll get an inside look at being a middle-aged stroke patient as she hosts a neurological event, juggles doctors and undergoes a heart procedure. 1070 S. Hill Road. Hours of service are 10 – 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 – 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

March 2: Want to learn about fly fishing?? The Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura will be conducting an introductory class on Fly Fishing and Casting the Fly Rod on the “First Saturday” in March from 9- 11 a.m. and you are invited to join at Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, in East Ventura (off Telephone Rd). There is no charge, and all are welcome. Whether you are experienced or a complete novice we want to help

you learn and enjoy this great sport. If you don’t yet have your own rod just come and use one of ours. For more information: Bob Smith at (805) 647-3522. www.sespeflyfishers.org

March 23: Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will hold a free training for new tutors on Saturday, from 8:30 – 4 p.m. Laubach is an all-volunteer non-profit organization teaching English as a Second Language to adults 18 and over. New tutors are always needed. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary, nor is prior teaching experience. For more information and to register for the workshop please call 805-385-9584.

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