Vol. 12, No. 16 – May 8 – May 21, 2019 – Events

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.

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 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.

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.

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 16: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be conducted on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street in Ventura.

The meeting begins at 10:00 am, men and women are welcome, and there is no age requirement.  
Assistance League is “Transforming Lives, Strengthening” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and Assistance League School for young children with learning delays. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs.

May 16: At the next meeting of the East Ventura Community Council, Ruchita Kadakia, a Senior Planner with the County of Ventura, will speak about the Saticoy Area Plan, the county’s vision for this area. Also on the agenda will be Mary Joyce Ivers, Interim Public Works Director for the City of Ventura, who will talk about street projects and graffiti removal. The Ventura’s Police Department will present an update on crime in the area, and City Council members may present reports as time permits.The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are solicited on behalf of Ventura Friends of the Library.

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Connect Church, 346 N. Kimball Road.

For more information, contact Marie Lakin, Chairperson: Eastventuracc@gmail.com

June 8: On Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. a series of teaching sessions will be held at the Ventura Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston Street. The sessions will be lead by immigration attorneys, religious clergy, and immigration activists delivering information on immigration law, past and present, the current situation on the southern U.S. border, and suggestions for actions you might take to become an ally and make a difference will be presented at each session. 

This day of immigration advocacy is sponsored by the UUCV Action Team for Immigrant Rights (ATIR), CLUE-Ventura County, and CA– USE.  If you pre-register before May 31 a $15 donation is requested, it will be a $20 donation if you register on the day of the event. Register at: https://www.Eventbrite.com/e/teach-inact-out-tickets-59340196124.  Childcare will be provided through pre-registration only (ages 4-10).

Light refreshments will be provided. Lunch will be available for purchase.

For more information email susan.franzblau@gmail.com

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