Vol. 16, No. 01 – Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

The Ventura Senior Men’s Group meets 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 welcome to stop in to sample our shenanigans. Lyle Hotzler at 805-341-9820 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.

Oct. 5, 19: 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. We provide peer-led support where you can openly grieve without being judged. 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.

Oct. 9: Victorian Halloween at Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, from 11 – 3 p.m. Free admission. See this historic adobe home as you’ve never seen before, learn fascinating facts about mourning practiced during the Victorian era, hear haunting stories from the Olivas family’s past, and tour the small adobe to find out what lies beneath the courtyard. Will the séance in the Sala bring back visitors of significance? Join us and find out.


Oct. 11: The San Buenaventura Women’s Club will be meeting at noon on Tuesday, October 11 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Guest speaker is Jackie Wiley,  Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. Lunch is $20. Reservations required. ((805) 320-2702. Everyone welcome.

Oct. 12, 26, & Nov. 9: Join the Museum of Ventura County for open model drawing sessions with nude and clothed models from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Life Drawing with Cathy Barroca and Barbara Brown. Arts educator Cathy Barroca holds an M.F.A. in painting and printmaking, is known for painting the 100-ft mural “Portrait of a Neighborhood” in Casa de Anza Library, and has been sharing her talents teaching at Ventura College since 1998. Every experience level is welcome. Chairs and easels will be provided. Artists must bring their own supplies. 10-35 participants per class. The fee for all three sessions is $50 for MVC members and students and $65 for non-members. Register at www.venturamuseum.org

Oct. 15: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. our monthly plant and collectibles sale continues on the grounds at the Dudley House. Bromeliads, orchids and succulents will be on sale along with a variety of collectibles. Vendors please call Charlie at 805/746-4317 for details. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood) in Ventura. Free.

Oct. 16: John Biggs celebrating 90 years of a true original American composer.

3 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6300 Telephone Road

Admission: $20 at the door. Please arrive early. www.venturasda.org (805) 642-5387

Oct. 22: The 32nd youth stamp fair will be held Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood Avenue, Ventura. Learn all about the world of philately (stamp collecting). Free admission and parking. Win prizes! Educationally fun for all ages!

Sponsored by Ventura County Philatelic Society founded in1928. For more information see the website venturacountyphilatelicsoc.org or call (805) 667-8042

Oct. 22: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Vons at Telegraph and Victoria, 6040 Telegraph Rd, from 10-3 p.m. Quality used books at bargain prices!  Music on CDs and Vinyl and

Oct. 23: Children’s Music Academy will present Music Speaks IIa free concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Orchard Community Church in Ventura. Featuring performances by Children’s Music Academy and Junior Music Academy current and former teachers and alumni. Performances include music from classical, Broadway, jazz, and rock genres and feature piano, vocals, and flute. Donations will be accepted for Musician Foundation’s competitive scholarship program for economically disadvantaged 3rd and 4th-grade students in Ventura County.  The foundation also helps current families experiencing financial hardship to continue studying music at CMA. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.  For more information, contact (805) 658-6661. 

Nov. 5: Hill Road Library is pleased to announce our Library Lecture event, in partnership with California State University – Channel Islands: “Chumash Presence, Past, and Present.” This event will take place on Saturday from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at the Hill Road Library. We hope you will take a moment to promote this event to your communities and consider joining us for a very informative day.

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