Events by Ana Baker
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers ongoing Adult Bereavement Support Groups for anyone who has lost someone within the last 2 and 1/2 years. Classes are every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8 pm at Livingston, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste 109. For more information or to register for other support groups, call (805) 642-0239 or visit lmvna.org.
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers free informational Joint Replacement Classes the 2ndMonday of the month (July 8) from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste 109. Classes teach you what to expect pre and post-surgery. Learn about home safety, rehabilitation, medication and recovery. To RSVP, call (805) 642-0239 ext. 739.
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. First and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, Canada Larga room. 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 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.
First Wednesday, of each month, 6 – 10 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum, Oxnard. Now exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 – 4 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. Member initiation fee $10, monthly dues $20, $10 for Juniors. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. www.gcmrc.com. For more information, call (805) 229-7429.
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. 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 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 banter and hear our program/speaker of the day. Call Bob Likins at (805) 587-1233. We’re looking for some good men to fill our chairs at Ventura Retired Men’s Group.
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 activities at http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/.
1st Wednesday of each month from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St.
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.
July 10: Please join the Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at their new location and earlier time from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for an “Inaugural Round Table” with a special speaker in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall 501 Poli St. Please see full details about the meeting in the Senior Section. For more information call Patty at (805) 766-6070.
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. 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 (805) 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
July 11: Ventura Holistic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly meeting from 11:15 – 1p.m. This month’s topic is “Pivot and Thrive! Have you Got What it Takes?”. Please join for lunch, networking, business development and fun at The Greek Mediterranean Restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Dr. $12 fee includes lunch , beverage and gratuity. Arrive early and bring plenty of business cards to share. RSVP Julie Ridenour, Chapter President, (805) 223-1207.
July 12: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution luncheon meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, in the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. The program is TBD and will be presented by Mr. Lou Kreuzer, Esq. All SAR & DAR
If you choose to join us for 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. Regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
July 13: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale from 10 – 3p.m. at the Vons at Telegraph and Victoria (6040 Telegraph Rd.) Quality used books at bargain prices!
July 18: On Thursday from 11 – 1p.m. Ventura Friends of the Library continue their celebration of 50th anniversary in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program at E.P. Foster Library. In the Topping Room, 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, next door to the library.