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.
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. at the fountain across the street from the Mission. https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/
The Ventura Investment Group meet on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events. 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. Contact Bill Garner (805) 320-1601 or email@example.com.
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.
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. Got a question? Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233.
BCNN (Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers) is a women’s club open to ladies who reside in Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. A purely social club to provide a venue by which women in our area can meet each other. You can see a listing of some of activities at http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/.
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”. He will introduce the audience to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
March 27: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Bruce Kuebler, from the Ventura River Water District, will discuss proposed efforts to resolve the dispute over the Ventura River. Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will attend. The Council meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.
April 6: Ventura County physician Dr. Megan Mescher-Cox, is inviting the public to join her on a leisurely “Walk with a Doc” to give people a chance to exercise and enjoy some free health tips. The walk is part of the international Walk with A Doc program, which gets people exercising in a fun way while learning ways to improve their health. Will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Ventura Pier boardwalk (alternatively at the Pacific View Mall in inclement weather.) It is for one hour and is free. For more information about the local walk, call 805-988-2821. Visit https://walkwithadoc.org.
April 6: City of Ventura Free Gardening Class. Integrated Pest Management and Beneficial Insects: It’s a bug-eat-bug world. Learn how to control pests with beneficial insects in your landscape. Saturday from 10 -11:30 a.m. Avenue Adult Center 550 N. Ventura Ave. RSVP at www.venturawater.net
April 7: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. meeting on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the 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 .
April 7: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. A timeline photo display of Ventura’s history beginning in 1866, featuring over 100 period photographs originally assembled for the City’s 150th anniversary in 2016 will be featured. Admission is free. 197 N. Ashwood . For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit www.dudleyhouse.org.
April 7: The public is invited to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura for a free presentation exploring the Mixtec language, people & culture on Sunday, from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Presentation will be given by Mixtec Language Instructor Silvia Ventura Luna, MA, Cal State University Channel Islands – Department of Global Languages and Cultures. The Mixtec have flourished for thousands of years and regarded as among the most advanced societies in pre-Columbian America. Admission free. Free parking available at the church at 5654 Ralston Street, with overflow parking available at the “City Center” parking lot, next door at 5700 Ralston St.
April 10: 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 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. For more information about the club call 805-908-5663 or WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com.
April 11: from 11:30 – 1PM Ventura Holistic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly Chapter Meeting. This month’s topic is “3 Common Mistakes When Writing Your Website and Other Marketing Materials”. At The Greek Mediterranean Restaurant in the Harbor. There is a $12 fee which includes lunch , beverage and gratuity. Please come a bit early to network and be sure to bring plenty of business cards. RSVP by contacting Julie Ridenour, Chapter President, (805) 223-1207.
April 13: 10 – 3p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Bag o’Books Book Sale at the Vons at Telegraph and Victoria (6040 Telegraph Rd.) Members of Ventura Friends of the Library can take home a bag of books for $1. Non-members the price is $3 a bag. Contact Mary Olson (805) 223-1187.
April 27: TLC Preschool Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast, 196 N. Ashwood Avenue.
Saturday, 8:00AM – noon. Free to attend.
$5.00 Pancake Breakfast – Pancakes, Sausages, Strawberries
Yard sale includes furnishings/household items/children’s items/clothing/outdoor items.
All proceeds benefitting Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool.
May 3-5: ACBL’s Nationally Sanctioned Sectional Duplicate Bridge Tourney returns to Ventura’s Crosspointe Church Ventura, 5415 Ralston St. Earn Silver Master Points, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions. Lots of food and fun. For more information contact Josh Rosenbluth, Joshua.firstname.lastname@example.org.