Events by Ana Baker
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice offers ongoing Adult Bereavement Support Groups for anyone who has lost a loved one. The groups are free and open to the community. All classes held online through zoom:
- Mondays 3 – 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays 10:30 – Noon
- Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Thursdays 6 -7:30 p.m.
Please call (805) 389-6870 or visit lmvna.org/grief for details or to register.
The Ventura Investment Group has reconvened and is meeting in the rear room of Denny’s Restaurant at the corner of Telegraph and Ashwood each Monday at 10:30 a.m. All people interested in investment are welcome.
“Tiny Beautiful Things” runs at the Ojai Art Center Theater through Oct. 24, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. The play follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Lynn Van Emmerik stars as Sugar. Ashley Osler, Elektra Cohen, and Isabel Roth play letter writers. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and Art Center members, available at https://ojaiact.org/tbt. In compliance with the Ojai Art Center, CDC and County of Ventura Masks and proof of vaccinations are required of all audience members.
October 12: Ventura County Writers Club is hosting renowned author Ken McAlpine at their next general meeting held at 1605 Burnley St. in Camarillo at 7p.m.
Everyone has an untold story and McAlpine will be speaking about “Why to be a writer. How to be a writer.” He will be sharing the wisdom, lessons learned during his 30 years’ long writing career and the valuable advice from writers. Ken McAlpine is the author of 10 books, both fiction and non-fiction. His three-book series (Juncture, Nexus, Departure), a tale part cerebral Jaws, part Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and part Warning, were recently optioned by Inspiration Media for either film or television development. Most important, he lives in Ventura with his lovely wife Kathy, who is far and away his better half.
Oct. 16: New West Symphony Presents Delights and Dances. Live, In-Person Performances Saturday, at 3pm at the Performing Arts Center at Ventura College.
After a yearlong, around-the-world virtual tour, the New West Symphony (NWS), with Grammy-winning conductor Michael Christie as Artistic and Music Director, returns to the stage to experience the joy of live classical music performances once again. “Delights and Dances” is a 70-minute program with no intermission. Proof of vaccination and masks are required at all venues. General Admission Tickets ($40) and Information www.newwestsymphony.org/delights-and-dances
The Channel Islands Chapter of Better Investing Model Club (a real working investment club that serves as an educational element for the Non-Profit national Better Investing® (501 c 3 organization) is again meeting in person in Ventura for a lunch meeting on the 3rd Wed of each month. New and prior members invited to enjoy “stock talk” and fellowship. To receive an invitation and directions to online or in person attendance, please contact our host: Arla at (805 987-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 23: The first ever Sespe Flyfishers rummage sale will be Saturday, 9am to 3pm at Church of the Foothills, Ventura. There will be a bit of fur and feather from every creature that walks or flies, along with dubbing, threads, tinsels, tools, hooks, fly lines, ready tied flies, signature collector flies, and many rare and beautiful things. All at prices so low that you will want to bring your credit card! There will even be some things that are free! There may never be another event like this, don’t miss it. There will be no early admission. For more information, visit website at Sespeflyfishers.org or Contact President@Sespeflyfishers.org.
Oct. 23: 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 – 7:30 p.m. The event, called “Uncorked for Charity” features local home wine makers, a winemaking demonstration by Patrick Kelly, founder and owner of Cavaletti Vineyards, chances to win local and commercial wines, and a delicious spaghetti dinner. Tickets: $35 a person. To purchase tickets or for more information go to www.uncorkedforcharity.com; email email@example.com; or call 608-338-8062. Proceeds will go to support Kiwanis Club of Ventura Suburban Youth and Community Projects and scholarships.