Vol. 12, No. 14 – Apr 10 – Apr 23, 2019 – 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. 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 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 sockonthenose@gmail.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 non-profit 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. 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. Our April 3rd speaker, Kurt Buckley, will present “My Comino”. He will introduce the audience to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

April 12: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
April luncheon meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road.  The program will be “The Battle of Saratoga” presented by chapter member Robert Taylor. All SAR & DAR Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to
join us.  If you choose lunch, cost is $20 per person.  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 http://pattonpatriots.org.

April 12: Ghost Hunting 101 Lecture at Olivas Adobe 4200 Olivas Park Drive from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Class Number 12633, price $25 by Richard Senate. For Tickets call the City of Ventura 805-658-4726

This unique class describes the many ways to seek documentation of paranormal events at haunted site. Students are asked to bring flashlights, cameras, and any tools they might have to hunt ghosts. A good tool to use is the Ghost Radar Classic app for the cell phone. Mr. Senate will show ghostly photographs taken at the house over the years.

For more information contact Mr. Senate at hainthunter@aol.com

April 13: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Bag o’Books Book Sale
at the Vons at Telegraph and Victoria (6040 Telegraph Rd.) from 10-3 p.m.
Members of Ventura Friends of the Library can take home a bag of books 
for $1.00. For all others, the price is $3 a bag. Contact: Mary Olson (805) 223-1187

April 20: Saturday, 7 p.m., Free Easter concert, with choir, organ, piano, brass accompaniment.

All are welcome to experience the music of this special season. First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Ave. Donations gladly accepted. Phone 805-643-8621

April 25,26,27: May 2,3,4: Buena High School Drama is pleased to present CHICAGO, high school edition. It is appropriate for ages 11 and older. Tickets are on sale now at our.show/buenahighschool/4501. There are 33 Buena students acting in the show and an additional six running stage lights, sound and working as stage manager. Mr. Kevin Downey, is the vocal director, and Tawny Watson is the choreographer.  Drama teacher Karen Rodrigues says “students have been rehearsing four days a week outside of school and all day on Saturdays”.  It is a very rigorous show with lots of music, singing and dancing.  Please come and support the Arts and Buena HS. See ad in this issue for more information.

April 26: (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.

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