Vol. 15, No. 17 – May 18 – May 31, 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 the value children and teens receive from sharing their grief experience with their peers. Our groups provide support, connection and validation that they are not alone.

The Good Grief Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 pm

The Young Teen Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

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 at ssickle@lmvna.org.

All support groups are free and conducted through Zoom at this time. For more information on the Grief and Bereavement Program, visit LMVNA.org.

The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion on the first and third Tuesday each month. Men of all descriptions are always welcomed to stop in to sample our shenanigans.  Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 or Rick Follenweider at 650-520-1098 can supply details.

May 19: The East Ventura Community Council will meet via zoom on Thursday. Meredith Hart, the city of Ventura’s new Economic Development Manager, will talk about plans within the city’s business community. In addition, Ventura County Ballot Measures A and B will be discussed. Commander Weeks of the Ventura Police Department will share the area crime statistics. The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue, and the public is encouraged to attend and participate. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m., link below. The Zoom link is available on the website, www.eastventura.org. A recording of meeting will be available later at website.

May 19: Join in the fun at our Channel Islands Gulls Fundraising Luncheon and help raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ventura). NAMI is a grassroots, family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. The Luncheon will be on Thursday at Yolanda’s, 86 East Daily Drive, Camarillo. Social hour will be at 11 a.m. and Noon for meeting. Cost: $40 per person – Advance reservations and payment required. For more information, call 263-7759 or cigullsreservations@gmail.com.

May 21-22: The Gold Coast Gem Show is coming to the Ventura County Fairgrounds. I will be featuring 30 dealers, including demonstrators and local Gem and Mineral Societies. Diane Cook, the owner of Daisy’s Rocks and Things, has curated a variety of vendors/dealers who specialize in gems, minerals, and fossils. Show goers will find unique and quality specimens, beads, jewelry, and lapidary supplies, including demonstrations and activities for the whole family.

The show is free and open to the public (fairground parking is additional). The show hours are 10-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and 10-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. The Ventura County Fairgrounds is located at 10 W. Harbor Blvd.

May 25: The recently passed federal infrastructure bill potentially provides much needed funding for communities like Ventura. Congressperson Salud Carbajal will be explaining to the College Area Community Council how the city can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. City Councilperson Doug Halter and Ventura Fire Prevention Supervisor Brett Reed will also be speaking. Join us on Zoom Wednesday, at 7 p.m. A link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ caccVentura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list, or to access a link to the Zoom meeting.

June 25: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) will have a discussion, tutorial, and Q&A sessions centered on Computers, email, the Internet, social media brokers such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Yahoo.  9:30 a.m. on Saturday, online and now live at our temporary location Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117. All CIPCUG events may be attended online.  Due to limited space, live attendance is reserved for members.  Details for connecting to online events are emailed prior to the event.  To receive connection
instructions, please sign up on our website: http://www.cipcug.org or call 289-3960

May 25: The Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (CICEGA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. This month we will be learning new techniques while we make a Ribbonere Scissor Case. For more information, e-mail president@channelislandsega.org or visit our website at https://www.channelislandsega.org.

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