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 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
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.