Events by Ana Baker
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers free classes. First Tuesday of the month from 1– 2:30 p.m. managing life with Type 2 and Pre-Diabetes. Second Monday of the month from 4– 5 p.m. 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. 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 take place at 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste 109.
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 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.
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 are regular Ventura Discussion Group meetings at Main Street Restaurant 3159 Main St., Wednesdays 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. 7 p.m. sharp at the fountain across the street from the Mission. https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/
The Ventura Investment Group meets on Mondays for an informal discussion of recent economic events 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.
Mended Hearts of Ventura. Come share if you have had heart surgery or stent implant. The first Tuesday each month at Lemon Wood Mobile Park, 850 Johnson Dr. Excellent speakers, leading cardiologists, nutritionists, dietitians. 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 we’ll treat you to lunch. Got a question? Call Bob Likins at 805-587-1233. We have programs and activities you might enjoy.
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 Philatelic Society meets the first and third Mondays each month 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road. Admission and parking are free. Stamp trading and camaraderie. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-320-1601.
June 20: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County is on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. at 10 a.m. men and women are welcome, and there is no age requirement. Assistance League is “Transforming Lives, Strengthening Community” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y.
June 20: East Ventura Community Council, a panel discussion will take place on the topic of Homelessness in our Community. Those scheduled to participate are Judy Alexandre, Ventura Social Services Task Force; Tara Carruth, Program Manager, Ventura County Continuum of Care; Meredith Hart, Safe and Clean Program Manager, City of Ventura; Corporal Mark Knackstedt, Patrol Task Force, Ventura Police Department. Questions will be taken from the audience, and are also welcomed ahead of time via email at email@example.com
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Connect Church, 346 N. Kimball Road. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. For more information, contact Marie Lakin,
June 26: “The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Julie Marciel, from the Surfrider Foundation, will discuss the goal of a plastic free Ventura. Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates. Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. collegeareacouncil.com/map Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.”
July 2: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1- 4 p.m. along with a visit from ghost hunter/author Richard Senate who will be signing books and sharing ghost stories of America’s past beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets 197 N. Ashwood. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
July 6: 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 we want to help you learn and enjoy this great sport. If you don’t yet have your own fly rod, don’t worry, just come and use one of ours. Please join us at Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9-11 a.m. For more information Bob Smith (805) 647-3522 or www.sespeflyfishers.org
July 10: 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.
July 13: “Growing Up in Colonia: Boomer Memories from Oxnard’s Barrio” by Margo Porras and Sandra Porras. La Colonia is half a square mile of land separated from the rest of Oxnard by the railroad tracks and home to the people who keep an agricultural empire running. Through the voices of the people, the authors share the challenges and triumphs of growing up in this treasured place.
Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. from 11 – 1 p.m. More info call (805) 643-3154
July 13: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale from 10-3 p.m. at the Vons at Telegraph and Victoria (6040 Telegraph Rd.) Quality used books at bargain prices.
July 18: Ventura Friends of the Library continue the celebration of their 50th anniversary in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program at E.P. Foster Library. Thursday, from 11- 1 p.m. meet Alane Adams, author of the Legends of Orkney series for middle grade readers. Her talk will be followed by book give-away and book signing, music with Craig Newton and a taste of high-tech ice cream at Subzero Ice Cream.
July 27: Join the 14th annual Heels and Wheels Motorcycle Ride sponsored by Ventura HOG Chapter Ladies of Harley. All Motorcycles are welcome to participate. Make a Difference! Ride with a Purpose!
Your registration fee includes a t-shirt, ride, lunch and a great time for a good cause. Register early and save at https://HeelsandWheels2019.eventbrite.com. Space is limited to the first 200 attendees who register. Registration July 14th to July 27th $40 per participant. Ventura HOG Chapter #0366 firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-844-6043