Vol. 15, No. 10 – Feb 9 – Feb 22, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Many children and teens have experienced the death of a loved one during the pandemic. This is a difficult time for anyone grieving a loss. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program recognizes children and teens’ value from sharing their grief experiences with their peers. The Good Grief Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.The Young Teen Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to register a child or young teen for a support group, please contact Stacia Sickle at 805-389-6870 x452 or [email protected]. All support groups are free and conducted through Zoom at this time.

The Elite Theatre Company is excited to welcome audiences to our first 2022 main stage production, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by Steve Martin, and directed by Christopher Robin Rubin.

The Lapin Agile, beloved watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, whose egos are as big as their intellects, spar with the regulars.

The play runs through Sunday, February 13, 2022. Showtimes are Friday-Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, with a special Thursday night show on February 10, 2022. Info at www.theelite.org. Elite Theater Company is located at 2731 Victoria Ave, Oxnard.

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.

Feb.17: For the next virtual East Ventura Community Council meeting on Thursday. The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue, and the public is encouraged to attend and participate. A representative from Shea Homes has been invited to speak about the Parklands II Development on Telegraph Road. The agenda will also include continued discussion of road conditions and other issues of concern to East Ventura residents. Area crime statistics will be shared by Commander Weeks of the Ventura Police Department. Other topics may be added to the agenda, so be sure to check the group’s Facebook page for updates.

The meeting will be held online via the Zoom application at 7 p.m. The Zoom link can be accessed at the group’s website, www.eastventura.org. If you miss the meeting, you can always view it later on the website, www.eastventura.org.

For more information, contact EVCC Chairperson, John McNally, at [email protected].

Feb. 19: Author Book Signing Chip Fraser, “Looking for Emerald City” Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

Bank of Books 748 E. Main St. 643-3154 “Looking for Emerald City” is designed to inspire, entertain, and is made up of vignettes predicated on hope, dreams, and positive thinking, challenging yet hopeful. The core message of Looking for Emerald City is for everyone to live in the present, cease criticizing others, eat healthily (mostly), smile regularly, exercise patience, practice prayer and meditation, and volunteer whenever possible.

Feb.23: “The College Area Community Council in Ventura will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Council meetings include speakers and discussions on neighborhood and community interest topics, including public safety and economic development. CACC represents citizens in Council District 3, currently neighborhoods north of Hwy. 126 between Dunning/Lemon Grove/Agnus on the west and Hill Road on the east. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ https://caccventura.com to learn more, add to the mailing list, and access a link to the Zoom meeting.

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