Events by Ana Baker
The Ventura Senior Men’s Group meets 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.
Wanna Play Bridge? Join us for ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge games every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. 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.
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 Wednesdays of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. via ZOOM. First-time attendees join the call at 6:45 p.m. 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.
Sept.10, 11: The 14th Annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival, benefitting Food Share of Ventura County and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura, returns to Ventura Harbor Village 10-5 p.m. The event allows artists to display their work in the artist’s vendor festival near Fisherman’s Memorial between Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Market and Brophy Bros Clam Bar and Restaurant.
Sept.11: Rancho Days – Celebrate Life on the Rancho Olivas Adobe. Experience what it was like to live and work on Rancho San Miguel. Free hands on activities, storytelling, music and more. New exhibit in the small adobe. Open Sundays 11-3 p.m. September-December. House tours for a small fee. www.cityofventura.ca.gov/olivasadobe.
Sept. 15: The East Ventura Community Council meeting is on Thursday at 7 p.m. Participants will hear from City of Ventura Planning Staff on the topic of Land Use Alternatives. The community is invited to weigh in on the options, which include increased heights and the possibility of utilizing SOAR protected lands. The East Ventura Community Council is inviting local candidates for City Council in Districts 4, 5 and 6 to introduce themselves. This will be an opportunity for candidates to share information about themselves and their goals. (It will not be a forum for questions.) Commander Weeks of the Ventura Police Department will discuss area crime statistics.
Sept. 17: The Ventura County Genealogical Society presents Free Family History Program online with Zoom, Saturday 1- 4p.m. https://venturacogensoc.org/this-month/
Presenter: Chris Paton “British & Irish Newspapers”
Presenter: Karen Fortin “Creating Google Earth Tours”
All monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the
public. Non-members should request an invitation here
Sept. 17: at 7pm Call Me Elizabeth, a one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Taylor, will be presented at NAMBA Performing Arts Space. The production, written by Kayla Boye and directed by Erin Kraft, comes to Ventura following a critically acclaimed world premiere in the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Set in May 1961, Call Me Elizabeth is inspired by Taylor’s conversations with writer Max Lerner as they discuss plans for a biography. General admission tickets are now on sale for $20 and may be purchased by visiting www.nambaarts.com or by calling the Box Office at 805-628-9250. 47 S. Oak St.
Sept. 18: 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 Road. The regular meeting starts at 11a.m. and 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 1 p.m. Anyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern & antique) is invited to visit and join our chapter. Bring a watch or clock for a free evaluation.
More information about chapter 190 at www.nawcc-ch190.com.
Sept. 20: At 5:30 pm, Livingston’s Grief & Bereavement Program will be offering a weekly Good Grief Club to children from 7-11 years old who have lost a loved one. The club will be focused on the themes of acknowledging death and remembering the loss of the person that passed. The club will run for 8 weeks. Contact (805) 389-6870 for more information.
All support groups are free for the community. Additional support groups include General Bereavement Support Group Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 pm. General Bereavement Support Group Tuesdays 10:30 am to 12 pm. General Bereavement Support Group Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 pm. Adult Loss of Parent Support Group 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Reinvesting in Life After Loss Wednesdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Widow and Widower’s Support Group Wednesdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Young Widow and Widowers Support Group Tuesdays 5:30 to 7 pm. Visit www.LMVNA.org for more information.
Sept. 23: The Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation (OPAC) is closing out its two-year program, Close to Home: A Community Conversation Spotlighting the People, Places and Perspectives Surrounding Homelessness, with a night of storytelling. The public is invited to OPAC on Friday, from 6 to 8 pm for a free outdoor performance called Stories from the Street.
Sept. 28: The College Area Community Council will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone on the CACC mailing list will receive an invitation and link. Visit the College Area Community Council website to be added to the mailing list or to access a link to the Zoom meeting @ https://caccventura.com