Vol. 16, No. 06 – Dec 14 – Dec 27, 2022 – Community Events

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 each month. Men of all descriptions are always welcomed 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. 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.

Free tutoring for adults (18 and over) wanting to learn or improve their English and learn American culture. One-to-one tutoring is arranged by the tutor and adult learner. Next tutor training in early 2023.

We have tutors available in Ventura County. Locations can be in public libraries, coffee shops, churches, outdoors, or any place convenient to the tutor and adult learner.

Tutoring is usually 60 to 90 minutes per week.

Laubach Literacy of Ventura County has been teaching English for free for over 40 years in Ventura County.

Free-For more information contact Laubach Literacy of Ventura County (805) 385-9584 Please leave a message and we will call you back. Website: [email protected].

Dec.17: The Rotary Club of Ventura is co-hosting a free Holiday Event for Ventura West End Families on Saturday, at Arise Ventura, 831 N. Olive St. Families who live in the Ventura Avenue neighborhood are welcome to participate from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., or from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The event served 300 kids last year and expects about 500 this year. Kids will receive a jacket, a toy, a pair of earrings for mom, a box of food for the family, a Chick-Fil-A breakfast entree gift card, and a photo opportunity with Santa and his Elf. Some new Van shoes for teens will be given out in limited sizes. Hosting the event are Arise Ventura, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura, Chick-fil-A, Coats for Kids, Foodshare. Rotary Club of Ventura. and a generous donation of coats from SoCalGas.

Dec. 18, at 7pm Namba Performing Arts Space and Burch Studio will present Rock and Roll High a showcase for middle school/high school kids. Since 2004, Rock and Roll High has been southern California’s premier teen band program. Students have gone on to perform at Coachella, Jimmy Kimmel, and many successful bands in the music industry. The founder of Rock and Roll High, Aaron Burch opened Burch Studio in Ventura where he teaches the course today.

Presented at Namba Performing Arts Space 47 S. Oak Street, Ventura.

Tickets: Tickets for this show are $10-$20 and may be purchased at the Namba Arts website www.nambaarts.com

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