Vol. 15, No. 20 – June 29 – July 12, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to suicide, do not hesitate to join our Survivors of Suicide Loss grief support group. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program are committed to maintaining an open, accepting, confidential atmosphere, meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. If you would like to register this support group or would like more information on other bereavement groups that we offer, please contact Stacia Sickle at 805-389-6870 x452 or at ssickle@lmvna.org. Visit www.LMVNA.org for more information.

The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura 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.

Hope and Help for Overeaters. Is your eating out of control? Are you feeling fat? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Saturdays, 10-11a.m. at 133 S. Laurel Street, Ventura (building next to the church). For more information, call Amy at (805) 340-5882. Donations only.

July 2: Sespe Fly Fishers of Ventura will be conducting our monthly “First Saturday” introductory Fly Rod Casting and Intro to Fly Fishing clinic. There is no charge and all are welcome. Chumash Park, Petit and Waco. 9-11a.m., in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd.
For more information: Casting Program Coordinator Thomas Hall (805) 377-5249 www.sespeflyfishers.org

July 3: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. will be playing at the Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Road, Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Live Music on stage. Jamming in the Canada Room. Free Admission. Free parking and open to the Public. For more information call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA

July 6 & 20: Parent grief support group. The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of West Ventura County provides free grief support for families after the death of a child. Parents, grandparents and siblings over 16 are welcome to join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. First-time attendees join the call at 6:45 pm. We provide peer-led support where you can openly grieve without being judged. If interested, please contact (805)-835-9100 and leave your email address so we can forward the Zoom link via email a few days before the scheduled call. For more information, visit TCFVentura.org or contact Laura Lindsay at (914) 610-8918. We welcome you to this club no one ever wants to join. We understand grief and are here to help you take the next step in your healing journey.

July 8, 9, 10: NAMBA Performing Arts Space is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Women’s Voices Festival July 8, 9, and 10th. In the spirit of Hollywood Fringe, Solo Fest, and LA Women’s Theater Festival, Namba Arts, in collaboration with Producer Robyn Migel, brings three unique stories illuminating women’s voices. With over 30 shows being vetted, only three will be nominated for NAMBA’s prestigious “Splash” award.
Nominees will be announced on Saturday, June 25; the winner to be announced Sunday, June 26 at the Hollywood Fringe Awards Ceremony. Stay tuned or visit Nambaarts.com for more details!

July 12: The Ventura peer support group of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will resume its free weekly meetings on Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 5654 Ralston St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura. Enter by way of the main door. Please bring your own N95 mask.
For more information, go to the website DBSAlliance.org or Wendell Jones at (805) 640-6472, or email him at wenj16630@sbcglobal.net.

July 12: The Ventura County Writers Club is offering a class at the Pleasant Valley Parks and Rec facility at 1605 Burnley in Camarillo. Noreen Lace will speak on the legal liabilities of memoir writing. Lace is an educator at CSU Northridge where she earned her MA and MFA.  The class will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to all interested parties. Call (805)-300-1365 for more information.

July 17: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet Sunday, in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Rd. at 11a.m. There will be a mart where items will be for sale followed by lunch. An informational meeting and a presentation on a topic on clocks or watches will start at 1p.m. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

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