Vol. 12, No. 15 – Apr 24 – May 7, 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. 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]

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.

Ongoing, first Wednesday of each month, 6 – 9 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum.  Visitors and new members are welcome. Member initiation fee $10, monthly dues $20, $10 for Juniors. Exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 – 4 p.m. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, www.gcmrc.com, or call 805- 407-6717.

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

We’re looking for some good men to fill our chairs at Ventura Retired Men’s Group, we’ve got programs and activities you might enjoy as you shoot the breeze or chew the fat. We meet on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Knoll Drive lodge of the Ventura Elks. Stop in to say hello, tell us who you are, and we’ll treat you to one of the great Elks meals.  Bob Likins is itching to answer your questions at 805-587-1233

The Ventura Rotary Club, Ventura Downtown Lions Club and the Salvation Army of Ventura have partnered to bring the community a free Eye Clinic. The goal and vision are to provide free eye glasses for those in need. Patients are seen each Tuesday from 9-11a.m., walk-ins only first come first served. The Eye Clinic is located inside the Salvation Army Hope Center. 155 S Oak St, Ventura.

April 24: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates and answer questions and other issues of community interest will be discussed.  Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center.

Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.

April 27: Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, Channel Islands Native Garden Plant Sale,1901 Spinnaker Drive (at the end of the Ventura Harbor).“Bring the Islands Home” plant sale features many varieties of California native plants, including species from the Channel Islands. These plants have been grown from seed by gardeners (many are Master Gardeners) who work at the CI native garden.

Sponsored by the Channel Islands Park Foundation and supported by Ventura County Master Gardeners (Both are non-profit).

May 1: BCNN is a women’s social club open to ladies who reside in Ventura, Oxnard and Pt Hueneme.  Coffee-Speaker meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:30 – 11a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St. Parking is on Santa Clara Avenue. Guests are welcome to come a couple times before becoming a member; dues are $30/year. Dr. Cathy Kim presents Integrative Body Medicine (IBM).  In her practice, she gives insights and education to help patients learn how to heal themselves with clean nutrition and practical exercises. Learn more at http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/.


May 4: 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. Whether you an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice you can learn and enjoy this great sport. If you don’t have a fly rod just come and use one of their’s. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9 – 11a.m.

For more information: Bob Smith at (805) 647-3522. www.sespeflyfishers.org

May 5:  The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 4 p.m. along with a visit from “Kerosene Cal” who will entertain with tales of survival during the California Gold Rush.  Admission is free.  Located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood) in Ventura.  For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

May 5:  Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.

Sunday from 2 -4p.m. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd.
Music on stage. Jamming Area. Free Admission. Free parking
Open to Public. For more information call,805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA

May 5: 23rd Annual Garden Tour 12 – 4 p.m. Put on by Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, started in 1996, by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Garden Tour is now one of Camarillo’s signature events.  In addition to five amazing gardens, the tour features art exhibits and demonstrations, a delightful garden-themed boutique, enticing raffle, live music and delicious refreshments. Cost is $25 and all proceeds from the event directly benefit the grief and bereavement programs at Camarillo Hospice, a program of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice.  For more information go to: www.lmvna.org/gardentour

May 8: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is excited to announce a “Field Trip” for members and supportive community friends to the Oxnard Family Circle Adult Day Health Care Center at 2100 Outlet Drive, Ste 380 in Oxnard from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Will also be joined by Brenda Birdwell, Ventura County Family Consultant with Coast Caregiver Resources Center and Betty Berry, Senior Advocate and guest columnist with Senior Concerns for the Ventura County Star. For details see the full article in the Breeze’s Senior Section or call Patty at 805-766-6070.

May 8: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. 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. Visit the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com

May11: City of Ventura Free Gardening Class. Learn the importance of trees in a water wise landscape. This class will cover the best varieties plus review tree planting, maintenance, and watering tips and more. 10 -11:30 a.m. City of Ventura Maintenance Yard 336 Sanjon Road. RSVP at www.venturawater.net

May 12: The Ventura Women’s Center, better known as the Poinsettia Pavilion, invites one and all to a champagne brunch on Mother’s Day. In addition to the delicious food, a professional photographer will be available to capture the memory of your Mother’s Day celebration.

Tickets are $55 for adults, $35 for children 3-10 and children 2 and under are free. Seatings are at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm. The proceeds from the brunch will go towards the continued renovation and updating of the pavilion.

Please attend for a wonderful brunch and help keep this Ventura landmark going strong! For more information, reservation and tickets, please visit www.poinsettiapavilion.org or contact 805-648-1143.

May14: Understanding Southern California Coyotes a Ventura Sierra Club Educational Series. Featuring Justin Brown, Ecologist, National Park Service from 5:30 – 7p.m. Located at the EP Foster Library Topping Room 651 E. Main St. Admission is free. Find out what coyotes eat and how they travel on our roads. Discover where coyotes live locally and how to respond when you encounter one on a hike or in a neighborhood. More information at [email protected]

May 21: BetterInvesting® Invites the Public to Educational Sessions on “Investing Education, 2019”. The Model Investment Club of the Channel Islands meets on the 3rd Tues of the month, 2:30 p.m. May 21 and June 18. people interested in learning more about investment clubs can attend a model club meeting to observe a real stock investment. These events are free. Please contact Jeanette Casserly for directions to the Ventura location and reserve a spot. (805) 506-7997. For further information visit: www.betterinvesting.org/channel

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