Vol. 16, No. 03 – Nov 2 – Nov 15, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Want to cure the Holiday Blues? Consider joining Circle of Friends, a social group for retired women. The Club is seeking new members. The group meets monthly for a business/luncheon on the first Wednesday of the month at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura. Various events promote friendship and fun among the members. For more information, call Loretta at 805-216-1694 or Carol at 805-340-6336. The price for a luncheon is $25, and the annual fee is $50.

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 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 Tues. Wed., and Thurs. 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

buckleyrose357@gmail.com. All Welcome.

Nov. 4-6: The Queen of the Cove is the first all-women’s longboard surf competition in Ventura and will be held at C Street. The event will feature amateur and professional divisions, is open to all ages, and will benefit More than Conquerors Surf, supporting foster youth and engaging them in surfing. There will be a special event on Sunday celebrating the legacy of Ventura surf pioneer Mondo’s Mary with a paddle out in sweaters—something Mary adopted in place of a wetsuit in the 1950s.

Nov. 6:  Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday from 1 to 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.

Nov. 6: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.

Sunday, 2 -4 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd.

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.

Nov. 8: Ventura Audubon Society: Ten Million Birds: A Bird Photographer’s View of Great Salt Lake. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Poinsettia Pavilion and Zoom. Join our November program featuring wildlife photographer Mary Anne Karen. Our November program will be a hybrid meeting via Zoom or in person at the Poinsettia Pavilion, Canada Larga Room, 3451 Foothill Rd. For more information and the Zoom link, go to https://www.venturaaudubon.org/monthly-speakers.

Nov.8: November 8, 2022, Tuesday, San Buenaventura Women’s Club meeting. Noon Lunch ($20) program and meeting. Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. Program: Mary O. Kerrigan, Exec. Director of Step Up Ventura. (805) 654-8370. Reservations required. Everyone welcome.

Nov. 13: Olivas Adobe Volunteer, Open House at 10 a.m., Do you like gardening, history, and planning events? See how volunteering at the Olivas Adobe can fit into your schedule. We have something for everyone to share and enjoy this historic site.

Nov. 13: Toys of Old 11- 3 p.m. Discover what toys may have been enjoyed by young and old alike at the Olivas Adobe through the ages. Croquet, dice, board games and more. Costumed docents will be on-site for tours of the Olivas property, and the gift shop will be open with unique items for purchase. Also, the Family of Distinction exhibit, with paintings by Laura J Jespersen. For more information, go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Olivasadobe.

Nov. 15: Livingston Webinar Series – How to Be a Grief Partner
You do not need extensive training in psychology to provide support to someone grieving. This free webinar will give you the tools to create a proper environment for the bereaved to follow their natural process to do their grief work. This webinar is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register, visit lmvna.org/webinars.

20: The Ventura and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will meet on Sunday in the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The regular meeting starts at 11 a.m. There will be a mart where items will be for sale, followed by lunch. An informational meeting and a presentation on clocks or watches will start at 1 p.m. Bring a watch or clock for a free evaluation. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday at the Ventura College location. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Nov 27: 10th Annual Giant Christmas Tree Lighting from 5-7 p.m. at the Orchard Community Church, 8180 Telephone Rd. Come kick off the Christmas Season as we light our Giant Christmas Tree in East Ventura. Free snacks & activities for the whole family! The lighting ceremony begins at 6:45 p.m. with selfies, photo ops, photo booths, Live Music, a Caroling Choir, Free Hot Chocolate, Popcorn, Crafts, Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Christmas Bingo, and more.

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