Vol. 14, No. 21 – July 14 – July 27, 2021 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

July 18: Come dance and listen to the sounds of the fabulous Larry Cossid Studio C Band at the House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave, Suite E from 1-4p.m. Members $10, non-members are $15. This is an exciting, fun-filled afternoon of Big Band Sounds and Pop Standard music brought to you by CCJC.

July 24: Bank of Books will have a book signing with Betsy Blanchard Chess from 1-3 p.m.

Located at 748 E. Main St. Call for more info: 643-3154

Daughter of the Land is the story of a free-spirited child of privilege sheltered amongst the lemon and orange groves of the Santa Clara Valley. This tale weaves both family legacy and how the author fits into the story of her pioneering ancestors and draws them into life in a small agricultural town and the Blanchard family.

July 27: Music journalist Mark Brickley will join the Ventura County Library at 6:30pm with a new presentation, “The Beatles: Road To Stardom.” This event will take place virtually via Zoom. This multimedia journey traces the Beatles musical legacy from their 1956 Liverpool Skiffle band roots thru the group’s 1964 televised performances on the Ed Sullivan Show. It also features the Beatles film, A Hard Day’s Night. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

This online event is free and open to the public. The meeting ID and information can be found at https://bit.ly/VCLBeatles. For additional information, contact Dolly Knight, Senior City Librarian, at 805-340-7404, or [email protected].

July 28: The Ventura College Area Community Council will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, at 7p.m. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Council meetings include speakers, discussion on topics of the neighborhood, community interest, public safety, and economic development. Karen Flock from the Ventura Housing Authority will discuss inclusionary housing issues and housing affordability. In addition, Ramie and Associates will provide an update on the process for developing Ventura’s General Plan, which sets goals for the future. CACC represents citizens in Council District 3, neighborhoods between Dunning/Lemon Grove and Hill Road, north of Hwy. 126. <collegeareacouncil.com/map> Visit the College Area Community Council website @ caccVentura.com to be added to the mailing list and to access a link to the Zoom meeting.

July 31: The Kiwanis Club of Ventura Suburban is proud to announce a unique wine – tasting event on Saturday, at the Ventura Elks Club, 2126 Knoll Drive from 4:30 – 7:30p.m. The event, called “Garagistas & ‘Ghetti” features local home wine makers (Garagistas), a winemaking demonstration, and chances to win Garagista and commercial wines, and a delicious spaghetti dinner. Tickets: $40/person, $75/couple until July 26th. To purchase tickets or for more information: www.garagistasghetti.com; email [email protected]; or call 608-338-8062. Proceeds will go to support Kiwanis Club of Ventura Suburban Youth Projects including scholarships for Scout memberships and activities.

July 31: The monthly plant sale continues at the Dudley House from 8- 2 . Bromeliads, orchids, succulents, garden art and more. Plant vendors welcome, call Charlie at 805 746 4317. The Ventura Downtown Lions Club will be selling a barbecued hot dog lunch for $5 from 11- 2 to benefit their sight and hearing projects.

August 1: Mrs. Caroline Dudley and other docents will lead tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Group size will be limited. Admission is free. The Ventura Friends of the Library will be holding a giant book sale on the grounds and in the Community Room from 12 t o 3. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood) in Ventura. For information please call (805) 642 3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

August 7: The Sespe Flyfishers of Ventura will again be conducting our “First Saturday” 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, we want to help you learn and enjoy this great sport. If you do not yet have a fly rod, do not worry, just come and use one of ours.  Please join us at Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9-11 a.m., in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd. For every one’s safety, we ask all those attending please comply with any current recommendations by the Ventura County Health Department. For more information:  Bob Smith (805) 647-3522


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