Vol. 12, No. 18 – June 5 – June 18, 2019 – Events

Events by Ana Baker

First Tuesday of the month from 1– 2:30 p.m. Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers free classes on managing life with Type 2 and Pre-Diabetes. Learn about meal planning, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, medication management and new developments for living with diabetes.

Second Monday of the month from 4– 5 p.m. they invite you to join a free joint replacement classes and learn what to expect pre and post-surgery. Learn about home safety, rehabilitation, medication and recovery.

Wednesdays evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. they offer 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. Classes takes place at the Community Room 1996 Eastman Ave.

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 Poinsettia Pavilion, Canada Larga room, 3451 Foothill Road. For more information, contact Laura Lindsay at 805-836-9100.

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.   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.

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 Dr. Drop by to introduce yourself and they will 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. You can see a listing of some of the activities at http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/. 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.

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.

The Ventura County Camera Club holds its monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of each month January to November (no meeting in December)at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion. 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. This is not a competition but rather an anonymous discussion of the images. Only members may submit images for critique. See the club’s web site for more information about the club and examples of member’s work or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com.

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: The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and Abbott are pleased to host UCLA neurology and neurosurgery specialists Adrienne Keener, MD, and Ausaf A. Bari, MD, PhD, on Wednesday, from 1-3 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Ventura. For more information see the full article in the Breeze Senior Living Section. To RSVP call Patty at 805-766-6070.

June 14: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
April luncheon meeting will take place at 11:30 AM, Friday, 14 June
2019, in the Poinsettia Pavilion.  The program will be “The Contributions of Spain During the American Revolutionary War” presented by
Dr. Sunny Vazquez Ron McMullen.
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.
Please visit the chapter website http://pattonpatriots.org.

June 15: The Ventura County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and Pure Stoke are excited to partner on International Surfing Day! A nationally recognized day to celebrate our oceans, waves and beaches. Come join in on the fun, meet the volunteers behind both of our organizations and learn about our year-round efforts to protect these precious resources at Surfer’s Point from 10am-2pm.

Activities throughout the event include surfing, a raffle, a beach clean-up, yoga, kite flying, and more!

Donate your used wetsuit at our SUGA donation station and be automatically entered in our raffle for a chance to win a Patagonia wetsuit! Don’t have a wetsuit to donate? You can purchase raffle tickets.

June 18: The Model Investment Club of the Channel Islands meets on the 3rd Tues. of the month, 1:45 p.m.  June 18 and July 16.  In Ventura County for twenty years, people interested in learning more about investment clubs can attend a model club meeting to observe a real stock investment club. These events are free. Please contact our hostess Jeanette Casserly for directions to the Ventura location and reserve a spot. (805)  506-7997. For further information on non-profit 501(c)3 Investor education, visit: www.betterinvesting.org/channel.

June 22: Saturday 1-3pm – Join Evelyn Taylor an afternoon of conversation on the History of Camarillo State Hospital and get your signed copy of this fantastic new book.

This book is a pictorial reflection of Cam’s rapid expansion as the largest state hospital west of the Mississippi to the shuttering of its doors 60 years later. After having earned a master’s degree in history, with an emphasis in archives, Evelyn S. Taylor became the first archivist for California State University Channel Islands.

Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. (805) 643-3154 [email protected]

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