Vol. 16, No. 10 – Feb 8 – Feb 21, 2023 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Do you want a 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.

Livingston is pleased to announce a new free 10-week grief support group program for our LGBTQ+ community. The group will meet every Tuesday from February 7th through April 11th. The group will meet in person at our Camarillo Grief Center. Space is limited. All support groups are free for the community. Please get in touch with Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program for reservations at 805-389-6870 or online at lmvna.org/grief. Visit www.LMVNA.org for more information.

Feb. 7, 21: Please join the Ventura Senior Men’s Group (VSMG) on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Be 55+ and not gainfully employed. All topics except religion or politics are on the table. Our meeting agenda is 11:30-12 p.m. Social-12-12:45 p.m. lunch. Food Affair by Stacy. $25 but free to first-time visitors. 12:45-1 p.m. Business meeting, 1-1:30 p.m. Speaker (local organizations and information). February 7 topic is capitalizing on the real estate market in Ventura County. February 21 topic is the many features of Ventura, including fun places to visit, sights to see, special events, and great places to eat. Need transportation? Call Lyle Hotzler 805-341-9820

Feb.11: Plant & Collectibles Sale at the Dudley House Museum on Saturday, 8 – 2 p.m. Bromeliads, orchids, and succulents will be on sale along with various collectibles. Vendors, please call Charlie at 805-746-4317 for details. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets at 197 N. Ashwood.

Feb. 12: Olivas Adobe Sunday, 11- 3 p.m. Quilts from the mid-1900s, 1940s, 1960, and a modern quilt will be on display through the end of February. History is made and preserved with each layer and stitch. Olivas Adobe Historic Park is open to the public Sundays 11 – 3 pm, free.

Small Adobe exhibit: The Olivas Adobe in focus, a look at the historic site through the lens of the Thousand Oaks Photo Group. Docent lead tours are offered for a small fee. The gift shop is open, as well as the small adobe with art and gifts for sale.

4200 Olivas Park Drive  www.cityofventura.ca.gov/olivasadobe.

Feb.14: Ventura Audubon Society’s February Program “Sea to Summit: The Marvelous Hummingbird” will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.  Join us from Alaska to the high Andes of South America for the historical magic of hummingbirds!  Speaker Benny Isaac Jacobs-Schwartz owns and operates a bird-guiding business and lifestyle brand, BIRDS by BIJS (pronounced Bee-jus), in coastal Alaska, Central America, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Pleasthrought https://www.venturaaudubon.org/monthly-speakers for more information and the Zoom Link

February 14: The San Buenaventura Women’s club is meeting on Tuesday, at the Poinsettia Pavilion for lunch ($20 – Noon) , program and business meeting. Guests welcome. Reservations required. (805) 320-2702. Special program is Mer by the Seaside Chinese dance troupe.

Feb. 18: The Ventura County Genealogical Society presents Free Family History Program

online with Zoom. Saturday, 1- 4 p.m. Presenter: Cyndi Ingle, Tracking Your Digital Breadcrumbs: bookmarks, toolbars, notes, and other applications. Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 42 years, is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized. All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation at

https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/. CyndisList.com.

February 19: 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 11:00. There will be 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 1:00 pm. 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.

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Ventura College location. More information about chapter 190 can be found at www.nawcc-ch190.com.

Feb. 25: Local Ventura County author Olaf Engvig will visit the E.P. Foster Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday to deliver a talk on his book The Ships That Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, WAPAMA, and VÆRDALEN. These events are free and open to the public. This informal and fun lecture focuses on material from Engvig’s latest book. Mr. Engvig will sign and sell his book at a discount after his presentation. Contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected].

The E.P. Foster Library is located at 651 East Main Street. Service hours are 10 – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday.

February 25: The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) will be conducting an in-person boater safety class on Saturday February 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The class is taught by Auxiliary instructors experienced in recreational boating. Location is the Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Room 4202 S. Victoria Ave in Oxnard.The course, Boat America, is a boating certificate class that offers an introductory and interesting boating safety course.

Mar. 4, 5: The Ventura Gem Show: 60th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Arts & Fossil Show

Saturday the 4th, 10 – 5 p.m. Sunday the 5th, 10 – 4 p.m. Fifty gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary & jewelry arts exhibits. Proceeds support a $1000 scholarship to a local college student & also support our free educational outreach efforts for schools, teachers, homeschoolers & youth groups. We are located at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Admission: Free (note, however, the Fairgrounds charge a parking fee).

Website: www.vgms.org

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