Events by Ana Baker
Livingston Camarillo Hospice is pleased to announce a new 10-week closed-ended grief support group program, Understanding Your Grief, written by author, educator and grief counselor, Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. Wednesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 5th through to April 8th
Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. February 7th through to April 10th. Ongoing Support Groups are also offered at Camarillo Hospice. Free of charge and held at 400 Rosewood Avenue, Suite 102, Camarillo. To register for a support group, please contact Stacia Sickle, LCSW, at 805-389-6870 x452 or [email protected].
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. Meetings held at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association. Contact [email protected] or 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 7p.m. 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.
Are you a stamp collector? 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]
Jan.16: Marlyss Auster, President and CEO of the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau Board will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the East Ventura Community Council. Ms. Auster will explain the bureau’s tourism efforts and how they help generate revenue for our city. The Council will also hear from Stephen Peck, President of US VETS, part of the team developing veterans’ housing next to the State Veterans’ Home on Telephone Road, as part of the outreach effort to inform the community about plans for this development.
Connect Church, 346 N. Kimball Rd.
For more information, contact Marie Lakin, Chairperson: [email protected]
Jan.16: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County will be conducted on Thursday, at the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara Street in Ventura. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Assistance League is “Transforming Lives, Strengthening Community” through several philanthropic programs: B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and Assistance League School for young children with learning delays. The Bargain Box Thrift Shop helps fund these programs. assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or email [email protected].
Telephone: 805-643-2458 (Monday – Thursday, 8–2 p.m.)
Jan.19: 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 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 1p.m. The program this month will be a presentation on Restoration of an Elisha Hotchkiss Clock by David Spong. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College location. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Jan.24: (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.
Jan. 25: Saturday, Financial Hangover from the Holidays? Start the New Year off right! 12:30 – 4:00 pm. Debtors Anonymous Workshop will discuss how to thrive financially all year long. Suggested Donation: $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Bell Arts Center, 432 N. Ventura Ave. For more information TEXT Rie: 805-798-3567.
Jan. 25: Ghosts of the California Missions. Richard Senate will talk on the ghosts of the Missions and the investigation of La Purisima and tour of the Mission San Buenaventura. Fee: $6/person. Saturday 7-9 p.m. located at the Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. (805) 643-3154
Feb.1: On the “First Saturday” of each month the Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura conduct an introductory class on Fly Fishing and Casting the Fly Rod. charge and all are welcome. Whether you an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice If you don’t have a fly rod, just come and use one of ours. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9 – 11a.m. For more information: Bob Smith (805) 647-3522
Feb.1, 2: On Saturday, Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale
at the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St. Members admitted 9 – 10 a.m.
Open for all 10 – 3 p.m. On Sunday, February 2, book sale will be open to all 12 – 3 p.m.
Books individually priced. This sale will feature vintage books. Watercolors and photos by Susan and Hank Stoutz will also be for sale. Framed watercolors up to $150.00. Unframed watercolors and photos $5.00 to $40.00.
Feb.8: Come enjoy an inspirational evening featuring Steve Perren, Baritone, and Patricia Lathrop-McPherson, Soprano, as they perform Broadway hits at Step Up Ventura’s Inspirational Broadway Concert. The concert will be held on Saturday, at 7 p.m. Accompanied by pianist Miriam Arichea at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kahler Hall, 3290 Loma Vista Road. All proceeds from the event will benefit Ventura County’s most vulnerable homeless population — children ages 0 – 5. Tickets are $20 per person in advance through Eventbrite and $25 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Event Coordinator Corrine Thomas at (805) 824-0600 or via [email protected].
Feb.12: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. The first part of the meeting will be an instructional on fine art photography followed by the showing of member images. Myrna Cambianica noted Ojai fine art photographer will critique member’s prints and digital images. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome and admission is free. Only members may submit images for critique. for more information about the club and examples of member’s work WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com