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. $12 for live music $10 for Teddy & Betty. 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]
Feb.2: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Sun. 2 – 4 p.m. First Sunday of Every Month
Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Music on stage. Jamming Room Open. Free Admission. Free parking. Open to Public. For more information call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA
Feb.2: The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org.
Feb.2-23: Hill Road Library presents a weekly screening of Black History Month Matinees every Sunday in February. Each screening will begin at 11:30 a.m. The four films highlight different eras and aspects of black history in America. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit our website or contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at (805) 677-7180. Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S Hill Road. Hours of service are 10 – 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 – 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Feb. 5: Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers (BCNN)is a women’s social organization serving Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme. 9:30-11:15 a.m. Coffee, socializing and program. Lyra Quartet, award-winning competition chorus, singing acapella, barbershop style with some doo-wop, spirituals and love songs for Valentine’s Day. Knights of Columbus, 36 Figueroa St. Parking via Santa Clara. Free for guests first time. See www.bcnnwomensclub.org.
Feb.8: February, the month of red roses and all things about expressing your love! Join us and our guest speaker Berthena Parrish, M.S., L.M.F.T., as she speaks to us about love. You will have an opportunity to share how you express love and to ask questions. Mark Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 8:30 am. Meet us at Mimi”s in Ventura.
Don’t forget, on the afternoon of February 8th (4:30) there is a fundraiser benefiting Ribbons of Life. Coach Robin of the Ventura Collage Women’s basketball team, will share breast cancer awareness via their 13th annual game at the VC Athletic Event Center. Silent Auction is before the Ventura vs Oxnard game! Come cheer them on!!
Feb.9: Celebrating our Young Artists! This year, there are seven! An amazing group of outstanding soloists performing at auditions and they are pleased to present seven young soloists to perform with the orchestra. The highly acclaimed local composer, pianist and conductor, Daniel Newman-Lessler, will step onto the podium as guest conductor for the Young Artists concert. Sunday afternoon, at 3p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1338 Santa Clara Street.
Feb.18: 20-year-old club “The Model Investment Club of the Channel Islands” meets on the 3rd Tues of the month, 1:45 P.M. People interested in learning more about investment clubs may attend a model club meeting to observe a real stock investment club in action as members review the club portfolio performance, potential buy and sell decisions and stocks that are on the club’s watch list. The club does not sell or solicit any products. These events are free. Please contact hostess Arla for directions to the Ventura location and reserve a spot. (805) 987-2000. For further information visit: www.betterinvesting.org/channel.
March 7: Soroptimist International will sponsor the 13th Annual STOP Human Trafficking Community Walk and Speaker Panel at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street. The event starts with a walk down Main Street and followed with a panel of three speakers, two of whom are trafficking survivors. Social service agencies will be on site with additional information. Event is on Saturday from 1- 4 p.m. and free to the public. The five Ventura County Soroptimist International clubs are SI Oxnard, SI Ventura, SI Camarillo, SI The Conejo, and SI Fillmore, launched a “Dream Big” community awareness campaign beginning January-March. The goal is to bring a new and/or renewed awareness about the heinous crime of human trafficking and sexual slavery that happens in cities, including our own, throughout Ventura County. For more information go to www.stoptraffickingventuracounty.org