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. Free dance lessons 6:45 – 7:15p.m. Call Rick 805- 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.
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. Contact: Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Ventura Retired Men’s group meets on the first and third Tuesday each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks lodge on Knoll Drive in Ventura. Drop by to introduce yourself and we’ll treat you to lunch so you can sample our activities and banter and hear our program/speaker of the day. Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233.
Feb. 27: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. A representative from the Ventura Fire Department and Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates and answer questions. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. collegeareacouncil.com/map Call 805- 644-8695 for more information.
Feb. 28: Portuguese Fraternal Society of America will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 28th. This meeting is open to any person of Portuguese descent, or, interested in the Portuguese culture. Main Street Restaurant and Steakhouse, 3159 East Main Street at 11:30 a.m. for a 12p.m., no host luncheon / meeting. For more information and reservation, please call Cora Corella at 805- 483-6285, or, Yvonne Westervelt at 805- 483-4168.
March 2: On Saturday, from 1- 3 p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library celebrate their 50th anniversary
at the Adult Center, 550 N Ventura Avenue, and continuing at the nearby Avenue Library at 606 N. Ventura Avenue. Best-selling bi-lingual author Amada Perez will read from her latest book, “Nana’s Big Surprise.” Noted creative artist Judee Hauer will help children create folk art dolls from clothes pins. Inlakech Cultural Arts will add Mariachi music to the festivities. have refreshments from Lala’s Panaderia. At Avenue Library, Amada Perez will sign copies of her book, 50 of which will be given to children attending.
March 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. For information please call 805- 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
March 3: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Meeting on Sunday 2-4p.m.
Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Free admission, music on stage and jamming. Free parking
Open to Public. For more information call, 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA
March 3: The inaugural concert of CHICO’s World Music Gala will feature music of the Orient: Ode to Hero and Ode to Love (2015) is an award-winning Double Erhu Concerto composed by Chinese composer Bo-Chan Li (1992- ). The Erhu Concerto will be performed by the internationally renowned Taiwanese Erhu masters, Dr. Ming-Yen Lee and Dr. Hsin-Chiu Lin. Sunday, at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 E. Santa Clara Street.
March 5 & 12: 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. Message: The unfailing love of God. No matter where you are or have been in life, God loves you faithfully and brings hope and grace. Cost is $30 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
March 8: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
luncheon meeting will take place at 11:30 AM, the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. The program concerning U.S. history will be presented by Rev. Cliff Johnson.
All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to attend. If you choose lunch is $20. For additional information or for assistance in determining your possible Revolutionary War genealogical roots, please call Bill Bays (805) 650-3036 or Robert Taylor (805)216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
March 13: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. 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. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique.
See WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 805-908-5663.
March 12: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and the Parkinson’s Association of Santa Barbara (PASB) invite you to attend a joint meeting on Tuesday from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church 4575 Auhay at Arroyo, Santa Barbara. Special guest speaker Dr. Neal S. Hermanowicz will present “Parkinson’s Disease, more than Motor Symptoms”. Reservations are not required. See the full article in the Senior Living pull-out section. For more information call PASB at 805-683-1326 or call Patty at 805-766-6070.
March 14: Thursday, from 11:30 – 1p.m. Ventura Holistic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly Chapter Meeting. This month’s topic is “Women’s Empowerment: 4 Steps to Rebirth at Midlife!” Harbor Cove Café, 1867 Spinnaker Drive. All holistic professionals, practitioners, businesses and resource providers are welcomed to join 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.
March 17: The Christian Science churches of Ojai and Ventura will host a free, hour-long talk entitled “Time is not a Factor in Your Life” on Sunday, at 2 p.m. at the E. P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St. Dave Hohle will speak on how to gain dominion over time by understanding better how you can live in the timeless, constant present of the spiritual now. For more information, go to PrayerThatHeals.org.