Vol. 16, No. 11 – Feb 22 – Mar 7, 2023 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

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

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.

Feb. 22: The Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (CICEGA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. This month we will have a class on Blackwork embroidery. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit our website at https://www.channelislandsega.org.

Feb. 22: The College Area Community Council will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The upcoming meeting will present an overview of the city’s new active transportation plan. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ https://caccventura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list, or to access a link to the Zoom meeting.”

Feb. 23: The Ventura County Library (VCL) is pleased to host, in celebration of Black History Month, an author talk and book signing with David Calloway to discuss If Someday Comes: A Slave’s Story of Freedom at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Following the presentation, Calloway will participate in a Q&A about his book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing following the author’s talk.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Nancy Schram, Director, at (805) 677-7158 or [email protected]

Feb.23: Chabad of Ventura invites the community to join us for a unique and meaningful event, the Mega Challah Bake: Purim Edition, on Thursday,at 6 pm.

The event will bring together women of all ages and backgrounds to learn and experience the traditional Jewish bread, challah and pastry, hamentashen baking.

The event will be held at Poinsettia Pavilion, and registration is required. To register or for more information, please visit www.chabadventura.com/challah or contact Chabad of Ventura at [email protected], 8056587441.

Feb. 25: Rincon Point is renowned as the Queen of the Coast and one of the premier surfing spots in the world. That is only a fragment of its rich history. It was the site of a scandalous love-triangle murder in the 1870s, a rickety highway on stilts in the 1910s, and a raunchy honky-tonk in the 1920s. But that’s not all. Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. for a discussion with authors Stephen Bates and Vincent Burns. Their book, Rincon Point, uncovers the history of this famous and storied surf spot.

Mar. 1: Beach City Neighbors and Newcomers (BCNN) – Women’s social organization serving women in Oxnard, Ventura, and Port Hueneme. Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Ventura Yacht Club, 1755 Spinnaker Dr. The speaker, Kellie Tyndall, is a Senior Victim Advocate at the Ventura County District Attorney’s office and a member of Ventura FAST (Financial Abuse Specialist Team). For more information, visit www.bcnnwomensclub.org.

Mar. 5: 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
Open to the Public. For more information, call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA.

Mar. 5: Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. Admission is free. Please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org. The museum is located at the corner of Ventura’s Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood).

Mar. 18: 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. Large selection of CDs and DVD’s. Contact: Mary Olson (805) 223-1187.

Mar. 25: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG)

Online and Live at our temporary site Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 Ventura (805) 289-3960. Discussion, Tutorial, and Q&A sessions centered around Computers, email, the Internet, social media brokers such as Facebook, LinkedIn,

Google, and Yahoo. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. All CIPCUG events may be attended online. Due to limited space, live attendance is reserved for members. Details for connecting to online events are emailed before the event. To receive connection

instructions, please sign up on our website at: <ahref=http://www.cipcug.org>cipcug club website</a>.

April 12: The Ondulando Fire Wise Community will hold their first community-wide meeting from 6 – 7 pm at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Road. Doors open at 5:30. All residents of Ondulando are invited to come and learn about the benefits of a Fire-Wise Community: How to harden your home against wildfires, how our neighborhood can be more fire resilient, and how the cost of home insurance can be reduced for Fire Wise Communities.

The program provides resources to help homeowners learn how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together to take action now to prevent losses.” (VRFSC, Feb 2023). For more information search Firewise USA.

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