Events by Ana Baker
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.
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 Poinsettia 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.
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 or (805) 407-6717
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].
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 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 [email protected] or (805) 320-1601.
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 our free introductory meal 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. 25: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Representatives from the Ventura Unified School District, the Ventura Water Department, and the Ventura Community Development Department will all be there to speak. 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. (805) 644-8695 for more information.
Sept. 27: (4th Friday of each month), 7- 10 p.m. 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, 432 N. Ventura Ave. Listeners welcome. Info: Mike Wittlin, (805) 750-8281.
Oct. 6: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Sun. 2 – 4p.m.
Poinsettia Pavilion. Music on stage. Jamming Room Open.
Free admission and Free parking. Open to Public. For more information
call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA
Oct. 6: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 – 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.
Oct. 8: Women’s Bible Study from 9 – 11:15 a.m. Community Presbyterian Church 1555 Poli St. Every Tuesday morning following the school calendar. Study of Genesis 1-11 for women of all ages and beliefs. examine deep questions. Registration will start at 8:15 a.m. on the first day, and the cost is $35 for the entire study. Childcare and scholarships are available. Please call the Church office at 805-648-2737 if you have any questions or are going to bring a child so we can be prepared. cpcventura.org
Oct. 13: Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra’s conductor KuanFen Liu believes her role as a musician in the 21st century lies beyond playing familiar, popular works. As a complimentary pre-event attraction, biologist William Hoyer, a National Resources Conservationist Manager, will lecture on climate and habitats in surrounding districts.
Sunday at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1338 East Santa Clara St. William Hoyer’s pre-event lecture will commence one hour ahead of the concert
Donation of $20 is appreciated. Youth 18 and under free. Information/tickets 805 246 7316
Oct. 15: The Ventura County Library is partnering with the Museum of Ventura County and the Calabasas Library to present two special film screenins as part of One County, One Book program. On Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County 100 East Main Street. One County, One Book aims to unite the Ventura County community around a common narrative, spreading interest in and facilitating discussions about the selected book. This year’s selection, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, chronicles the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. The film was written and directed by Emilio Estevez, who also stars in the film. Visit the Museum online at venturamuseum.org.