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.
Free Joint Replacement Classes
2nd Monday of the Month (March 9), held from 4 – 5 p.m. 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 (March 3), 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 7p.m. at the Poinsettia 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 free and open to the public and will be held on the second Wednesday of March, April, May, September, October and November. Museum of Ventura County, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a refreshment social and the presentation begins at 7p.m. 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. 26: The College Area Community Council will meet on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. A representative from the VC Area Agency on Aging will provide information on programs and services available. As always, representatives from Ventura College and the police department will give brief updates. 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 Call (805) 644-8695 for more information.”
March 1: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. First Sunday of every month at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. 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
March 1: 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.
March 4: Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers (BCNN) -women’s social organization serving Oxnard, Ventura, Port Hueneme. 9:30-11:15 am. Coffee, socializing, program. Jerry Clifford will discuss Osher Lifelong Learning Program (OLLI,) college level classes for adults over 50. Knights of Columbus, 36 Figueroa St. Parking via Santa Clara. Free for guests first time. See www.bcnnwomensclub.org.
March 7, 8: The 58th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (VGMS) takes place March 7 and 8, (10 – 5 p.m., Saturday; 10 – 4 p.m., Sunday) at the Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W. Harbor Blvd. The show is open to the public and admission is free, although the Fairgrounds charges a parking fee if using the Fairgrounds lot. This is a great kid-friendly, family event.
March 12: Annie Goyal will visit the Saticoy Library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, to deliver the talk “Autism Through the Eyes of a Parent.” Ms. Goyal has been working actively with kids on the Autism Spectrum and other disabilities since 2008. She holds a master’s degree in social work and a graduate degree specializing in Child Development. She has gained experience working with several school districts such as VUSD, SVUSD LAUSD and Charter schools. She has provided home services with Star of CA in Ventura County and has worked with children in the age range of 3-17.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Mary Birch, Librarian, at (805) 671-5148.
March 15: California Lutheran University Community Counseling Services presents a Mindfulness Workshop at the Hill Road Library on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. Life is a struggle at times. Everyone must manage difficult thoughts, emotions, and stressors. Sometimes we get so caught up in our difficulties that they consume our life. Life can also be magnificent. This workshop teaches participants the practice of mindfulness. The California Lutheran University Community Counseling Services clinics provide therapy to children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. All therapy sessions are provided by master’s and Doctoral students who are supervised by licensed psychologists and marriage and family therapists.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at (805) 677-7180. The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 South 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.
March 18:The Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura will be conducting their Annual Fund Raising Auction Event. Hundreds of new, used, fresh and saltwater items, including rods, reels, wading gear, lines, books, flies, trips, and much, much more of everything needed for fly fishing. This event takes place on Wednesday evening at The Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road, starting at 6:00 PM. All are welcome.