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. 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.
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. Four miles with an 800-foot elevation gain. Meet at 7 p.m. at the fountain across the street from the Mission. 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. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main. 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. Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mended Hearts of Ventura if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. The first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park, 850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers, leading cardiologists, nutritionists, dietitians 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. Information Deva 805-814-5650 or Maryann.
The Ventura Retired Men’s group meets on the first and third Tuesday (March 19-April 2) each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks lodge on Knoll Drive in Ventura. Drop by and they will treat you to lunch so you can sample the activities. Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233.
BCNN (Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers) is a non-profit women’s club open to ladies who reside in Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. They have a variety of activities in which members can share common interests. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St. Parking is on Santa Clara Avenue. Dues are $30 per year. April 3rd speaker, Kurt Buckley, will present “My Comino” the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
March 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,
The meeting starts at noon and at 11:00 there will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1:00 pm.
The program will be a presentation by Sue Gary on Eberhard Baldewein and His Astronomical Clock of Dresden. There is a $5 admission charge. Lunch will be available for $5.00.
More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com
March 21: Meeting of the East Ventura Community Council will be led by Betsy Cooper; city staff lead on the State Water Interconnection Project. A 30-month construction task which will begin in Camarillo and travel through many areas of East Ventura. 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: Eastventuracc@gmail.com
March 21: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Assistance League is creating “A Brighter Tomorrow for Today’s Children” through several philanthropic programs. Find more information on the Website: assistanceleagueventuracounty.org or email email@example.com. 805-643-2458 (Monday – Thursday 8 -2 p.m.)
March 22: (4th Friday of each month), 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 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. Listeners welcome! Mike Wittlin (805) 750-8281.
March 23&24: Olivas Adobe Used Book Sale. Our largest sale…ever! Hundreds of Books
Saturday and Sunday. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr.
Tours of the historic Adobe will be available.
March 24: Come to the NAMBA performing arts space. Learn simple songs to sing together in a circle.
It’s not a performance, it’s a shared experience and all are welcome.
2-4 p.m. At 47 South Oak St. Cost is $8. (805) 628-9250 https://nambaarts.com/
March 28: 7:30 p. m. Working Artists Ventura (WAV) 175 S Ventura Ave.
Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Luz, an evening of Flamenco. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; guitarist Pedro Cortes and Jose Moreno.
Tickets: general admission $22 VIP seating $35, student $15, child $8
available at www.brownpapertickets.com
April 3: The Ventura County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, at Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Dr. for a walking tour of their Native Garden. The 45-minute guided walk will begin at 11 a.m., led by Master Gardener, Kelly Green. The Garden is composed entirely of native plants from the Anacapa Islands. After the native garden tour, members will meet for lunch at Le Petit Café Bakery & Restaurant, in Ventura Harbor Village. RSVP by March 27th. For further information or to RSVP call Jacqualin at (805) 816-6019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 6: Sport Event. Want to learn about fly fishing? On the “First Saturday” of each month the Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura conduct an introductory class on Fly Fishing and Casting the Fly Rod. There is no charge, and all are welcome. If you don’t have a fly rod, don’t worry, just come and use one of theirs. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9 – 11 a.m., in East Ventura (off Telephone Rd). www.sespeflyfishers.org For more information Bob Smith at (805) 647-3522.