Vol. 14, No. 04 – Nov 18 – Dec 1, 2020 – Community Events

Nov.19: At 6:30 p.m., the Ventura County Family Justice Center Foundation is hosting its “Evening of Hope Virtual Variety Show,” a fundraising event that will stream on Facebook Live through @VCFJC.Foundation. All are welcome to join the fun.

The virtual variety show will feature performances from REO Speedwagon, Tower of Power, Ignition, special guest Gregg Bissonette, The Reddcoats, and more.

Proceeds support the Ventura County Family Justice Center, which provides services and support for local individuals and families who have faced violence or abuse. The justice center began as a big dream at a small meeting five years ago — a dream to provide a richer, more robust emphasis on responding to the impact of violence on the innocent victims, survivors, and their families. Today, that dream has been realized, and the justice center brings together a team of team of more than 40 agencies and 120 volunteers to help reduce trauma, eliminate repeat victimization, mitigate future risks, and make a lasting, positive difference in countless lives.

Nov.19: The Thursday meeting of the East Ventura Community Council will highlight two important topics: Prospects for a new East Ventura market, and city water rates. The meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m.

Ashdon Development’s proposal for a community shopping center was not favored by residents last June, and city staff ultimately did not recommend approval, based on various reasons. The EVCC Board has been working with Ashdon Development towards a better understanding of the community’s needs, and new plans will be presented at Thursday’s meeting.

Ventura Water will share details of their Water and Wastewater Rate Study. It is projected that $400 million will be needed to support our community’s water needs, so a rate increase is anticipated.

Ventura city residents who live east of Victoria Avenue are represented by the EVCC. Public participation at monthly meetings is encouraged.

The next meeting will be held online via the Zoom application. Go here to view:


You will first need to download the Zoom app on your desktop or smart phone. You do not need an account. If you miss the meeting, you can always view later on the website, www.eastventura.org. The October meeting can be viewed there now. Meeting ID: 850 5415 9807 Passcode: 628200

For more information, contact EVCC Chair Marie Lakin at [email protected].

Nov.22: NAMBA’s ongoing “In Performance Live 2020” series.

is on Sunday Nov. 22 at 7pm.

Featuring Delta By The Beach, Solstice, Fili, The Rayjay & Flattop Tom Blues ,Duo, String Planet and Freda Ramey.

More NAMBA and “In Performance Live” information at

www.nambaarts.com & www.nambaarts.com/live2020

Dec.4: Local author and motivational speaker Susan Burrell will join the Ventura County Library at 5pm on Friday to talk about her book Live an Empowered Life! A 30-Day Journey Book. This event will take place virtually via Zoom and be followed by a Q&A session.

Susan Burrell is an intuitive healer and a spiritual guide. She is also a gifted speaker and teacher. Burrell has been counseling and supporting people in transforming from the inside out for over 25 years. Her methods are proven as she herself has lived this journey to empowerment. Her thought-provoking podcast, “Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell,” can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeart Radio.

In our impatient, “want it now” culture, when people say they want to be happier, experience less stress, feel empowered—they want it that second. They want it without doing any work around it. So, what do they receive? What they put into it: not a whole lot. Live an Empowered Life! A 30-Day Journey Book is an interactive journal designed to give readers a deep dive with action steps to empower their life. The book interacts with Burrell’s website, www.susanburrell.com, and pairs well with her Inspirational Empowerment Cards.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information or to learn how to join this event, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected]. Instructions for joining this event on Zoom can also be found on our online calendar at www.vencolibrary.org/calendar.

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