Vol. 13, No. 5 – Dec 4 – Dec 17, 2019 – Events

by Ana Baker

Free Adult Grief & Bereavement Support Groups
Every Wednesday, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free for anyone who has lost a loved one. Receive emotional and educational support.
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 109. Call (805) 642-0239 for more information.

Free Joint Replacement Classes
2nd Monday of the Month (December 9), held from 4– 5 p.m. Free informational class that teaches you what to expect pre and post-surgery.
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 109. Call (805) 642-0239 for more information.

Living with Type 2 and Pre-Diabetes Classes
1st Tuesday of the Month (December 3), from 1– 2:30 p.m. Free informational class that teaches you how to manage your life with diabetes.
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.

Brain Injury Center of Ventura County. www.BrainInjuryCenter.org
Support Groups for brain injury/ stroke survivors and their family/caregivers
Learn more about brain injury/stroke and available services. Meet others who are facing or have faced similar challenges. Meet new friends and connections, give and receive support.
Encounter Church 6950 Ralston St., Bldg. #300 (805) 482-1312
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 4-5:30 p.m.

Men are you retired and routine-tired? Ventura Retired Men suggest you visit a Social Lunch Meeting on the first or third Tuesday each month at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Stop in, say hello, have a sip at the bar if you like, they will buy you lunch, and you can sample the hospitality as they go through activities and hear the speaker of the day. Bob Likins can tell you more at 805-587-1233.

Dec. 6-8 & 13-15: The 26th year of the annual fundraiser for the 1892 historic Dudley House museum continues into December on weekends from 10 – 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays. Featured are quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles plus a tearoom, silent auction and bargain items. Located at 197 N. Ashwood. (805) 642-3345. Free.

Dec.11: Celebrate the locally-owned, incredible small businesses that make our community unique – including many of your favorite places to shop, dine, and enjoy.  Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Celebration of Small Business is an opportunity to recognize the dynamic business owners whose vision and entrepreneurial dedication help create our vibrant local economy.  Shop, mingle and celebrate WEV client businesses at this free, public event.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a Celebration Ceremony, followed by the Shop Local Marketplace & Business Mixer from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 Harbor Blvd. For more information and to RSVP, visit celebrate.wevonline.org.

Dec.12: Ventura County Professional Women’s Network to Host Holiday Mix and Mingle
Thursday, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Located at The Greek at Ventura Harbor. This year VCPWN will again be hosting an evening of celebration and where attendees can enjoy delicious appetizers and a no host bar.
Join VCPWN at this event and you will be able to take advantage of a special membership discount.
This event is free and open to all professional women and men who RSVP. RSVP for this event www.VCPWN.org or via EventBrite by searching “Ventura County Professional Women’s Network”.

Dec.14: Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its 54th annual holiday Parade of Lights, noon – 8 p.m. beginning with the parade at 7 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Musical Notes & Holiday Floats.” There will also be holiday arts and crafts vendors starting at 10 a.m. Join Santa Claus and holiday carolers at 6 p.m. in the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, and witness the 2nd Annual “Lighting the Mast at the Maritime Museum.” For more information on the Parade of Lights visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.

Dec. 18: Meeting on Wed at 6 p.m., at Santino’s Pizza, 4231 Main St. “MOMS” Demand Action protecting our children. New branch chapter of Nationwide grassroots anti-gun nonprofit protecting children.

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