Events by Ana Baker
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice classes: 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. invites 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. 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 take place at 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. First and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 at the Pointsettia Pavilion, Canada Larga room, 3451 Foothill Road. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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@example.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.
Ongoing, first Wednesday of each month, 6 – 9 p.m., Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club meets at the Murphy Auto Museum. Visitors and new members are welcome. Member initiation fee $10, monthly dues $20, $10 for Juniors. Exhibiting Saturdays and Sundays, 10 – 4 p.m. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, www.gcmrc.com, or call (805) 407-6717.
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 continues to seek those who might enjoy spending some relaxed time at a social lunch meeting at 11 a.m. on the first and/or third Tuesdays monthly at the Ventura Elks lodge on Knoll Drive. If this sounds inviting to you, a call to Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 will provide details for visiting with us for your complimentary lunch.
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.
August 4: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Sunday 2-4 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Music on stage. Jamming Room Open. Free Admission, free parking and open to Public. For more information call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA
August 4: Totally Welcome Song Circle is on Sunday at 2 p.m. Located at NAMBA 47 S Oak St.
Suggested donation $8-$15, no one turned away. A Community Song Circle is not a performance. It comes together like an ocean wave, and then disbands leaving only healing vibrations. There is no audition, no rehearsal, no preparation, no reading music, and often no instrumentation.
August 5: Heather Hewson and Leslie Hall will host the first Write Night Ventura at Tatiana’s Coffee & Tea 2740 E. Main Street, 6 – 9 p.m. and continuing the first Monday of every month. All writers welcome from already published to beginner, of all ages 18+, of all backgrounds.
What to bring: paper, a pen or pencil, $10 suggested donation, and a few dollars to buy coffee or food. As space is limited, it’s recommended to RSVP by text or call to (805) 651-9142 or email email@example.com.
August 7: BCNN is a women’s social club open to ladies who reside in Ventura, Oxnard and Pt Hueneme.
Monthly Coffee-Speaker 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. Guests are welcome a couple times before becoming a member; dues are $30/year. Speaker will be Detective Nick Odenath, a 16-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, works on the Human Trafficking Task Force. Learn more at http://www.bcnnwomensclub.org/.
August 8: Ventura Holistic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly meeting on Thursday 11:15 – 1 p.m. This month’s topic is “Using Your Gifts and Talents to Make A Difference”. Please join us for lunch and fun at The Greek Mediterranean Restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Dr. $20 fee includes lunch, beverage and gratuity. Bring a Raffle Prize for an extra opportunity to showcase your business. RSVP Julie Ridenour, Chapter President, (805) 223-1207.
August 9: The General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
April 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. Eric Stassforth. All SAR & DAR
Compatriots, friends, and visitors are welcome to join us. If you choose to join us for
lunch, cost is $20 per person. For additional information please call Bill Bays (805) 650-3036 or Robert Taylor (805)216-7992. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please
visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
August 10: Gardening Class: Flowers in Low-Water Gardens on Saturday, 10 -11:30 a.m.
Green Thumb Nursery 1899 S. Victoria Ave. This class will cover a variety of perennials, colorful shrubs, flowering succulents, hedges and trees that can help make low-water gardens colorful and attractive all year.
August 29: Summer Open House at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility. 1400 Spinnaker Drive from 4 -7 p.m. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-open-house-tickets-64643507471
Residents, students and families are invited to this unique community event. Tour Ventura’s wastewater treatment facility, meet industry leaders, hear from regional partners, and learn more about Ventura’s future water solutions. Adults and kids are welcome. Admission is free. Space is limited. Please RSVP to ensure admission.