Vol. 15, No. 22 – July 27 – Aug 9, 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. All free of charge. Survivors of Suicide Loss meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30- 8 p.m. If you would like to register for a support group, 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 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.

Want to play Bridge?  Join us for ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge games
every Tues., Wed., and Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.  Open to all levels of play and we
will guarantee to have a partner for you if you need one.  Lessons are
available. Contact:  Richard 805-850-8011 or Rose 805-659-9223 or
buckleyrose357@gmail.com. All are welcome.

July 27:  The College Area Community Council’s zoom meeting will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. A representative from the Ventura Water Department will discuss the new water rate plan and city water projects. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest, including public safety and economic development.   An invitation and link is sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list.  Visit caccVentura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list or to access a link to the Zoom meeting.”

August 3, 17: 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 Wednesdays 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 judgement. 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. To speak with the TCF Chapter Leader in Ventura, 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.

August 3: BCNN will meet at the Ventura Yacht Club Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The speaker will be the Executive Director of the Ventura Botanical Gardens, Joseph Cahill, PH.D., J.D. He will be discussing the progress and exploration of the Ventura Botanical Gardens.” BCNN (Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers) is a social organization for women from Ventura, Oxnard and

Port Hueneme. Nonmembers are welcome to attend at no cost to get to know us and see if they are interested in our monthly coffee meetings and the many small group activities, we sponsor. On the web at www.BCNNwomensclub.org

August 7: Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday, from 1- 4 p.m. Admission is free. 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 9: The Ventura County Writers Club is hosting a free workshop at Pleasant Valley Parks and Rec Center, 1605 Burnley in Camarillo. Greg Elliot, television writer for Star Trek: Voyager, story editor for Savannah and Charmed will speak on Drilling Down on Dialogue: The mother lode. Learn: two things all dialogue must do; the trap of writing the way people talk; dialogue motivated by what characters want, not what you want; accents, idioms, and expressions, you know; and when writing less sounds right. Greg also wrote for the Disney Channel series In a Heartbeat. Call 805.300.1365 for more information.

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