Events by Ana Baker
The Jewish New Year, 5780, a time for reflection and recommitment as well as the tradition of dipping of apples in honey, begins on Erev Rosh HaShannah, Sunday, September 29h. Congregation Am HaYam invites all Jews to join with them in observances.
S’Lichot Services take place Saturday, September 21st at 6:30 pm. Erev Rosh HaShannah begins Sunday, September 29th, at 7 pm. Services on the first and second days of the holiday, Monday and Tuesday, October 1st and 2nd, begin at 9 am.
Kol Nidre, the holiest night in the Jewish calendar, begins on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:15 pm. Yom Kippur services on Wednesday, October 9th, begin at 9 am.
CAH is associated with United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism and is located at 4839 Market Street (rear). Ample free parking is available. Please call 805-644-2899 for ticket or other information or see www.amhayam.com.
Free Adult Grief & Bereavement Support Groups
Every Wednesday, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free for anyone who has lost someone within the last 2 years. Receive emotional and educational support.
Free Joint Replacement Classes
2nd Monday of the Month (September 9), held from 4-5 p.m. Free informational class that teaches you what to expect pre and post-surgery.
Living with Type 2 and Pre-Diabetes Classes
1st Tuesday of the Month (October 1), from 1– 2:30 p.m. Free informational class that teaches you how to manage your life with diabetes.
Held at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 109. Call (805) 642-0239 for more information.
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 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 – 7:15 p.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. 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.
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
BCNN (Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers) is a non-profit women’s club. A purely social club to provide a venue by which women in our area can meet each other. We have a variety of activities in which members can share common interests. You can see a listing of some of our 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. Speaker Kurt Buckley, will present “My Comino”. He will introduce the audience to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Ventura County Cribbage Association Grass Roots Local Club meets weekly. Located at Pizzaman Dan’s 444 E. Santa Clara on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. More information at Kerry 805-643-7683
Ventura Retired Men’s Group meets for social interaction, a buffet lunch and an interesting program on the first and third Tuesday each month. If you’d like to sample a free introductory meal and relaxing ocean breeze at Poinsettia Pavilion, stop by and introduce yourself in the pavilion Santa Paula room at about 11:30 a.m. on any meeting day.
Sept.11: The Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBike) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for bicycling for health, recreation, transportation and advocacy. Over 300 members and are based in Ventura. While members are mostly adults, welcome cyclists of all ages. Check out our activities www.cibike.org.
Monthly meetings are free and open to anyone in the community at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a social with beer and wine. Presentations start at 7p.m. Following the half-hour social, there will be a presentation by Dr. Gregory Tchejeyan on how to avoid knee and hip injuries while bicycling. Dr. T is a renown orthopedic surgeon and triathlete 805-587-1233.
Sept.13: 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 Chapter will present its annual awards program. If you choose
to join 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. For information regarding SAR membership and chapter activities, please visit the chapter website at http://pattonpatriots.org.
Sept.15: The Climate Reality Project: Ventura County, CA Chapter, General Meeting Get updates on the Ventura County General Plan Update, the Clean Power Alliance, and other issues related to the Climate Reality Project. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room
651 E Main St at 2 p.m.
Sept.15: 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, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at noon and at 11a.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. which will be on a topic related to timekeeping.
More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Sept.16 & 23: Gold Coast Concert Chorus – new season! A non-audition, community choir gathering singers of all ages and levels of experience! New singers are always welcome! Registration times remaining for December concert, “Harmony and Hope”, are September 16th and 23rd at the Church of the Foothills from 6:15pm to 6:45pm. Rehearsals will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Looking forward to seeing you there! www.goldcoastchorus.org
Sept.19: Ventura’s new Community Development Director, Peter Gilli, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday meeting of the East Ventura Community Council. Mr. Gilli will talk about plans for development in the near future and issues of concern. In addition, a representative of the Ventura Police Department who will report on crime and safety.
The council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue. Books in good condition are always accepted on behalf of Ventura Friends of the Library. The meeting starts at 7p.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]
Sept. 19: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. The meeting begins 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: The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. Find more information on the Website: assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or email [email protected]. Telephone: 805-643-2458 Monday – Thursday, 8 – 2 p.m.
Sept. 19: Law firm Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce will co-host The Mix, a sunset networking event of food, drinks, raffles and more, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 1050 S. Kimball Road, Ventura. The event is free to attend and open to all. Bring plenty of business cards. RSVP to http://bit.ly/FCOP_Ventura_Chamber_mixer.
Sept. 25: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates and other issues of community interest will be discussed. The Council meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. CACC represents citizens in Council District 3, neighborhoods between Dunning/Lemon Grove and Hill Road, north of Hwy. 126. collegeareacouncil.com/map Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.
Sept. 29: Rancho Days at the Olivas Adobe, hosted by the Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters, the docents of the Adobe. Lots to do including kids Outreach roping and gold panning, candle making, woodcarving, a cactus walk, informational tours. Featured entertainment includes Richard Senate Storytelling (Ghost Stories), Mariachi, Folkloric las Islas, California State Old Time Fiddler Association and the Frontier Gunfighters walking around maintaining order on the old Rancho Olivas. This is a donation requested event, $5 Family or $3 per Adult and $1 per Child. The Olivas Adobe is located at 4200 Olivas Park Dr. Sunday from 11- 3 p.m.
Oct. 13: The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Dr. KuanFen Liu Artistic Director celebrates the opening of its 17th Season with American Landscapes, performing Ashley Broder’s Channel Islands Orchestral Suite, a world premiere and other compositions. 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St. There will be a pre-concert presentation by William Hoyer, Biologist that begins 1 hour before the concert.
Donations of $20 are appreciated. Youth 18 and under are free. For more information call 805-246-7316 or visit website www.CHICOVC.org.