Vol. 12, No. 17 – May 22 – June 4, 2019 – Community 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.

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.

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.   10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Telephone Road and Main Street.   There are no dues or requirements to participate, and all levels of experience are welcomed.

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 protected]

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 Dr. Drop by to introduce yourself and we’ll treat you to lunch so you can sample our activities and hear our program/speaker of the day. Call Bob Likins 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 eyeglasses 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

Wednesdays evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers free adult bereavement support groups to individuals who have experienced a loss within the last 2 ½ years. The support groups help improve understanding of the grief process, decrease emotional pain, provides emotional and educational support, and rediscover a sense of hope. 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 101, Ventura.

The Compassionate Friends of West Ventura County is a support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child. Parents, grandparents, and siblings (over age 14) are all welcome. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 at the Pointsettia Pavilion, Canada Larga room, 3451 Foothill Road. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay at 805-836-9100.

May 22: “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 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center.

May 24: (4th Friday of each month), 7- 10 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.

May 25: The Ventura Tennis Club (VTC), in partnership with Ventura Recreation and Community Services are hosting biannual Ventura Tennis Day on Saturday, from 9 – 3pm. Camino Real Park tennis courts/center, 4298 Dean Dr. The event will include clinics for adults and kids from 9a – noon with the City Pro staff. After a break for refreshments, announcement and a raffle we will start the organized doubles play. No need to bring a partner – Just your racket and “A” game!

For more information, www.venturatennisclub.com.

May 26: Town Hall: Green New Deal Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m. E.P. Foster Library (Topping Room) 651 E Main St. Free to attend, free parking in rear of library.


  • RL Miller (co-founder of Climate Hawks Vote)
  • Adam Vega (Californians for Pesticide Reform)
  • Daniel Berchenko (Sunrise Movement)

To learn how the Green New Deal is an investment in Ventura County’s future!

June 1: Step into Summer with the passionate strumming of the guitar and the thundering rhythms created by the dancers striking the stage. Namba Performing Arts Space will be hosting this unique event at 7p.m. The show will open with the dance students of Wendy Castellanos and feature over 20 dancers from Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura. The second half will feature Gabriel Osuna singing timeless gypsy melodies, Antonio Triana and Miguel Heredia on Flamenco Guitar, while Pamela Lourant, Vivian Bruckman, Jamie Padilla and Wendy Castellanos will set the stage on fire.. Spanish Wine will be available for purchase.

For Tickets go to: https://nambaarts.com/product/flamenco/

June 1: 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 learn and enjoy this great sport. If you don’t yet have your own fly rod just come and use one of ours. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9- 11 a.m.

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

June 2: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Music on stage. Jamming Room Open. Free Admission. Free parking. Open to Public. For more information call, 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA 

June 2: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1-4 p.m. along with a visit from historian Beth Miller who will share her collection of vintage toys from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). For information (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.

June 8: Laubach Literacy of Ventura County will hold a free training for new tutors on Saturday, from

8-4 p.m.  Laubach is an all-volunteer non-profit organization teaching English as a Second Language to adults 18 and over.  Neither knowledge of a foreign language nor prior teaching experience is necessary. For more information and to register for the workshop please call 805-385-9584.

June 8: The Climate Reality Project: Ventura County Chapter. Learn about the Ventura County General Plan Update.  Cheryl Collart will share information about the General Plan, including the Climate and Energy Action Plans. Successful climate action will be discussed, as 
well as key citizen activity. 2 p.m. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room 651 E Main St. For more information: [email protected]

June 8: Saturday, 1-4 p.m., family fun at Mathnasium of Ventura! Come join as they officially introduce themselves to the community and show off what they are all about. There will be plenty of family friendly fun and of course plenty of math. Don’t miss out on games, food, music and prizes. Win some cool swag or even a free month of enrollment (a $300 value). At Mathnasium, they make math make sense. Mathnasium have been the math experts for over 15 years and are so excited to open their doors in Ventura. Check out www.mathnasium.com/ventura/events for more info. 1746-B S. Victoria Ave. 805-525-MATH (6284)

June 12: Thursday, from 11:15-1p.m. Ventura Holistic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly Chapter Meeting.  This month’s topic is “Back to Basics:  Water is Life!”.  The Greek Mediterranean Restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Dr.  Please join us for lunch, networking, business development and fun.  $12 fee which includes lunch, beverage and gratuity.  Please come early to network and bring plenty of business cards to share. Please RSVP Julie Ridenour, Chapter President, (805) 223-1207.

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