Vol. 15, No. 24 – Aug 24 – Sept 6, 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 the 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 on 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 get in touch with Stacia Sickle at 805-389-6870 x452 or [email protected].
All support groups are conducted through Zoom at this time. Visit www.LMVNA.org for more information.

Spanish Conversation Group: Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3-4 p.m. at the Ventura Yacht Club. Intermediate level group. The conversation only, not just lessons or grammar—no fee, just genuine interest in practicing the language. Native speakers appreciated. To enter the club, press the blue button on the keypad at the gate and tell them “Spanish group.” [email protected] 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 of 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.

Wanna Play Bridge? Join us for ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games
every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 12:30. 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
[email protected]. All Welcome.

August 24: The College Area Community Council in Ventura will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussions on the neighborhood and community interest topics, including public safety and economic development. CACC represents citizens in the area bounded by Mills Road on the west, Hill Road on the east, city limits in the hillsides on the north, and the 126 Freeway on the south. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ https://caccventura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list, or access a link to the Zoom meeting.

Sept. 3&4: MERITO Foundation is honored to be the recipient of proceeds for the Aloha Beach Festival 2022. The Aloha Beach Festival will be held in conjunction with the 38th annual C-St. Long Board Classic. The festival is hosted at Promenade Park and Surfer’s point.
MERITO Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the ocean by providing education, conservation and scientific research opportunities to multicultural youth and their communities.
The Aloha Beach Festival entertainment will start at 10am with Hawaiian dancers and pro Frisbee dogs. The entrance is free.

Sept. 3: Sespe Fly Fishers of Ventura will conduct our monthly “First Saturday” introductory Fly Rod Casting and Intro to Fly Fishing clinic. In September, the “First Saturday” is on September 3. There is no charge, and all are welcome.
Please join us at Chumash Park, on Petit and Waco, off Telephone Rd. 9 – 11 a.m. For everyone’s safety, we ask all attending to comply with any current Ventura County Health Department recommendations. For more information:
Casting Program Coordinator Thomas Hall (805) 377-5249 www.sespeflyfishers.org

Sept. 4: 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.
Please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

Sept. 4: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc. Sunday 2 – 4 p.m. Located at the Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Rd. Live Music on stage. Jamming in the Canada Room. Free Admission and free parking. Open to the Public. For more information, call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA.

Sept. 7: Coastal Counties Parliamentarians meet to study and discuss parliamentary procedure on Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (805) 647-5110, 7924 Emerald Street. Open to all.

Sept. 7: BCNN (Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers,) a social organization for women from Ventura, Oxnard, and Port Hueneme, will have its monthly coffee meeting on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Ventura Yacht Club. The speaker will be a representative from County Animal Services. Non-members are welcome to attend free of charge to see if they would like to join this group, which has dozens of small activity groups from theater going, wine tasting, various games, and sports to day trips and whatever is of interest to members.

Sept. 7, 21: 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. To speak with the TCF Chapter Leader in Ventura, contact Laura Lindsay at (914) 610-8918.

Sept.13: San Buenaventura Women’s Club Lunch ($20), program, and meeting. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. Program: Betsy Blanchard Chess, author & Santa Paula historian. (805) 654-8370. Reservation required. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month Sept-May at noon. Everyone welcome.

Sept. 17: The Totally RAD Foundation’s Touch a Truck event will be held on Saturday, from 9am – 1pm at Trinity Lutheran Church (196 N Ashwood Avenue).
Touch a Truck is a fun family event that offers hands-on opportunities for children (and children-at-heart) to explore, climb and touch trucks, emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery, classic cars and other equipment. Kids have the opportunity to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes, while exploring their favorite vehicles including big rigs, fire engines and much more. So put your imagination in gear and go! Tickets are $5 per family at the event.

Sept. 24: The Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild will hold a hybrid in-person zoom meeting at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) – 2222 Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo, from 9 – 2 p.m.  General Meeting will be on Saturday from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Community Room and the Program from 11- 2 p.m.
For more information on Programs and Workshops, please visit us at www.vchsg.org.

Sept. 24: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG)
Online and now live at our temporary location in Ventura County. Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 (805) 289-3960. Discussion, Tutorial, and Q&A sessions centered around Computers, email, the Internet, social media brokers such as Facebook, LinkedIn,
Google, and Yahoo.  Events begin at 9:30 a.m. All CIPCUG events may be attended online.  Due to limited space, live attendance is reserved for members.  Details for connecting online
events are emailed prior to the event.  To receive connection instructions, please sign up on our website at: <ahref=http://www.cipcug.org>cipcug club website.

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