Events by Ana Baker
Offered at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice 1996 Eastman Ave
First Tuesday of the month from 1- 2:30 p.m. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/800215670039426/
he Ventura Investment Group meet 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.
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 [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.
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 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’ve got programs and activities you might enjoy as you shoot the breeze or chew the fat.
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.
July 18: The next monthly meeting of the East Ventura Community Council will feature a panel focusing on the pros and cons of the burgeoning cannabis industry. Scheduled to speak are Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney and Seana-Marie Sesma of Mary Jane Services Network. The agenda also includes a representative of the Ventura Police Department who will report on crime and safety in the area.
Books in good condition are always accepted on behalf of Ventura Friends of the Library. 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, Chairperson, [email protected]
July 21: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11 a.m. There will be an informal workshop where a topic on clocks or watches will be demonstrated and discussed. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch and an informational meeting and a program at 1 p.m. www.nawcc-ch190.com.
July 26: 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. Held on the 4th Friday of each month from 7- 10 p.m. at 432 N. Ventura Ave. Listeners welcome! Info: Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.
August 3: 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 are an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice we want to help you learn and enjoy this great sport. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9-11 a.m., www.sespeflyfishers.org .Bob Smith at (805) 647-3522.
August 4: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood) in Ventura. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
August 7: BCNN is a women’s social club open to ladies who reside in Ventura, Oxnard and Pt Hueneme.
Our monthly Coffee-Speaker meetings are from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa St. Parking is on Santa Clara Avenue. Guests are welcome a couple times before becoming a member; dues are $30/year. Our speaker, Dr. Beverly Russel, author, publisher and creative thinker, will introduce the Labyrinth. http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/.
August 14: The Ventura County Camera Club Wednesday, 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 local professional photographer will verbally critique member’s prints and digital images. You will find the variety of images shown and critique fascinating and will enjoy the evening. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
August 16: “Ventura County Mended Hearts Chapter’s 40th Anniversary Celebration luncheon.
Friday, 11:30 – 2 p.m. at the Board Room on the 8th floor of the old Community Memorial Hospital.
Keynote speaker is Humorist/Author James Alcroft. The newly installed President of Mended
Hearts International, Ron Manriquez, will personally present a special certificate commemorating our
40th Anniversary. Reservations are necessary as space is limited. Call the Larimore’s (805-658-6353) no later than Monday, August 12th. “