Vol. 16, No. 14 – Apr 5 – Apr 18, 2023 – Community Events

Do you want to 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. All are always welcome. Contact: Richard 805-850-8011 or Rose 805-659-9223 or [email protected].

April 8: Micaela Ellis, the teen author, will visit two Ventura County libraries, Ray D. Prueter Library, and E.P. Foster Library, to deliver a presentation on her book, Autism Over the Years. In her presentation, Micaela will share her experiences as a young adult navigating autism in today’s world. She hopes to expand community perceptions and educate others on some of the challenges that autistic people may face, as well as share the many growth opportunities that are available to children and young adults like her when their needs are respected, understood, and celebrated.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. at E.P. Foster Library at 651 Main Street.

April 15: Flamenco in the 805 is back! Namba Performing Arts Space will host the 5th annual Flamenco showcase at 7 p.m. The show will open with the dance students of Wendy Castellanos and feature over 25 dancers from all over the 805 and the globe. The second half will feature Ana Quintero singing timeless gypsy melodies and Gerardo Morales on Flamenco guitar. At the same time, dancers Ryan Rockmore and Wendy Castellanos set the stage ablaze with thundering rhythms, entrancing movements, and heart-wrenching expressions. Get ready, Ventura! This is the pure essence of the Andalusian song. This. Is. Flamenco! 47 S. Oak St. Tickets $25 Ticket link. flamenco-805.ticketleap.com/flamenco/ Note: Seating is minimal, so purchase your tickets early.

April 16: The Ventura Senior Men’s Group has Ian Johnson, a Ventura County fire station chief speaking.  I’ve asked him to cover the relationships between the multiple fire authorities when we have a significant fire.  Ian says he has many stories about fighting the Thomas Fire.  The group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Men of all descriptions are welcome to stop to sample our shenanigans. Contact Lyle Hotzler at 805-341-9820

April 16: Anyone interested in timepieces, both antique and modern, can join the Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors for a watch/clock marketplace, lunch, and a presentation on a horological topic.

Bring a watch or clock for a free evaluation. 11am , Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Rd. nawcc-ch190.com.

April 25: Hill Road Library, 3:30pm . Bilingual musician and artist Nathalia will visit to perform bilingual music for families and children of all ages.

Nathalia is a multi-talented singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles. Nathalia has been a featured guest on Univision’s ‘Despierta America’ and CBS’s ‘The Talk’, and her music has been featured on a number of parenting blogs and online radio stations. Get ready to dance and sing in English and Español!

These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Hill Road Library at 805-677-7180. The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S. Hill Rd.

The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.

April 26: The College Area Community Council will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month and include speakers and discussion on neighborhood and community interest topics, including public safety and economic development. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. CACC represents citizens in the area bounded by Mills Road on the west, Hill Road on the east, city limits on the hillsides on the north, and the 126 Freeway on the south. 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.”

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