Free Adult Grief & Bereavement Support Groups
Every Wednesday, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Free for anyone who has lost a loved one.
Receive emotional and educational support
Free Joint Replacement Classes
2nd Monday of the Month (February 10), held from 4:00 – 5:00pm. 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 (February 4), from 1:00 – 2:30pm. 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 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 meets first 2 Monday nights of the month 7:30 p.m. Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill. Swing, line dance, waltz, Latin and more. First dance lessons are free 6:40 p.m. Call Rick (805) 415-8842 and www.poinsettiadancers.org 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]
The Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBike) is a non-profit recreational organization. The club’s purpose is to promote bicycling for recreation, health, sport and transportation. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of March, April, May, September, October and November. Museum of Ventura County, Doors open at 6:30 for a refreshment social and the presentation begins at 7:00, The March meeting will feature an informative heart health presentation by a professional from Community Memorial Hospital. For more information, please visit www.cibike.org or contact [email protected].
Feb.16: 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 11:00 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 1:00 pm.
The program this month will be a presentation Ken McWilliams on Seth Thomas Tower Clocks.
More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Feb. 20: Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere will explain the city’s water litigation issue (City of San Buenaventura vs. Duncan Abbott et al) and other topics of interest at the meeting of the East Ventura Community Council. 7 p.m. at the Connect Church, 346 N. Kimball Rd.
Jeff Hereford, Principal Transportation Engineer with the City of Ventura, will discuss transportation projects related to the east end as well as other citywide plans.
Stephen Peck, President of U.S. VETS, part of the team developing Veterans’ housing next to the State Veterans’ Home on Telephone Road, will detail plans as part of the community outreach for this venture.
And a representative of the Ventura Police Department will present neighborhood crime statistics.
Other items may be added to the agenda, so check the website for updates.(www.eastventura.org)
Books in good condition are always accepted on behalf of Friends of the Library.
For more information, contact Marie Lakin, Chairperson: [email protected]
Feb.23: 5pm-8pm. Swing Shift Big Band plays at the Sportsman Restaurant at 4426 Central Ave, Camarillo.
Come listen at the Sportsman for dinner and drinks and listen and dance
to the music of the 40’s. The artistry of Count Basie,
Duke Ellington and other great bands. This music is complemented
by the lyrical voice of our vocalist, Jan, who sings the songs of Peggy Lee, Ella
Fitzgerald and others of that marvelous era. Admission is $10 per person.
Feb.26: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest, including public safety and economic development. The Council meets in the Wright Event Center at 57 Day Rd. Free parking is available adjacent to the Event Center. Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.”
Feb.29: Richard Senate Ghost Talk & Tour Saturday 7 to 9 pm
Steampunk Ghost Hunting – A talk on Victorian ghost hunting and theory. Some early tools that were used . Then a tour to use these ideas at a haunted site. Fee: $6/person
Bank of Books 748 E. Main St (805) 643-3154
March 7: On the “First Saturday” of each month the Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura conduct an introductory class on Fly Fishing and Casting the Fly Rod. There is no charge and all are welcome. Whether you are an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice learn and enjoy this great sport. If you don’t have a fly rod, don’t worry, just come and use one of theirs. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9:00 to 11:00AM, in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd.
For more information: Bob Smith (805) 647-3522
March 7&8: The Ventura Gem Show: 58th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Arts & Fossil Show
Sponsored by the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society.
Sat. (10 AM – 5 PM) & Sun., Mar. 8, 2020 (10 AM – 4 PM)
Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Admission: Free (please note, though, that the Fairgrounds charges parking fees)
50+ exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils & lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts, jewelry making & gold panning; raffle prizes & silent auctions; a white elephant “Country Treasure Store” & plant sale; 15+ dealers; children’s activities & free resources for teachers. A SoCal tradition for 58 years!
Proceeds from the show support a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a local college student in the earth sciences and/or jewelry arts and also support free educational outreach efforts for local schools, teachers, home-schoolers, and youth groups.
Contact Person: Richard Slyker, (805) 312-8467, [email protected]
March 11: The Ventura County Camera Club will hold a 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 workshop. This will be followed by the showing of member images. A professional 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 or call 908-5663. WWW.VenturaCountyCameraClub.com
March 14: Families and children are invited to visit the Hill Road Library at 12pm on Saturday, to celebrate Pi Day. Pi Day – for the love of math…and pie. The Greek letter “π” is the symbol for pi (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter). Pi Day is an annual celebration of math and learning, and it also happens to be Einstein’s birthday, so come celebrate with us.
We will be making pi day bracelets, printing π symbol cookie cutters on our 3D printer, and other fun Pi Day activities. Children ages 6-16 can complete our Pi Day challenge to win a certificate for a Pizza Man Dan’s personal pizza pie.
The Hill Road Library, 1070 South Hill Road. Hours of service are 10am to 6pm Monday through Wednesday, 2pm to 6pm Thursday, and 10am to 2pm Friday through Sunday.
March 19: The regular monthly meeting of Assistance League of Ventura County Thursday, the Chapter House, 913 East Santa Clara St. The meeting begins at 10:00 am, men and women are welcome, and there is no age requirement.
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.
Find more information on the Website: assistanceleagueventuracounty.org, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or email [email protected].
Telephone: 805-643-2458 (Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 2 PM)