Vol. 16, No. 15 – Apr 19 – May 2, 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 of each month. Men of all descriptions are welcome to stop to sample our shenanigans. Lyle Hotzler at 805-341-9820

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’s Grief & Bereavement Program is offering a weekly Good Grief Club to children ages 6 – 11 who have lost a loved one. This session will focus on grief through cinematherapy. The club runs every Tuesday from 5:30 – 7pm through May 30th. Contact (805) 389-6870 or lmvna.org/grief to register and see list of all the groups provided by Livingston. All support groups are free for the community.

April 20: The East Ventura Community Council (EVCC) will meet virtually at 7 p.m.  Visit the EVCC website at https://eastventura.org/ for the Zoom meeting link.  The agenda includes the Ventura police report, followed by guest presenters.

County District 1 Supervisor and Chair of the Board, Matt LaVere,

Kelly Brown, Director of 2-1-1 Ventura County, will inform us of a county-wide, comprehensive information and referral service available to meet health and human service needs.

April 22: The strength and resilience of Ventura will be on view as the Ventura County Library Foundation presents a tour of some of the beautifully rebuilt homes after the devastation of the Thomas Fire from Noon to 4 p.m.  The Ventura County Library Foundation offers this home tour to support the county libraries. Representatives from the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council will also be on hand to provide home gardening information.

Tickets are $50.00 and are on sale now at www.vclibraryfoundation.org.

April 26: The College Area Community Council will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on neighborhood and community interests; an invitation and link to the conference 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.”

April 29: Learn how pocket watches work by disassembling and reassembling a watch’s movement. Open to the public. Movements and all tools provided. 9 to 4 p.m. at the Dudley House Museum. They are presented by NAWCC Ventura Chapter 190. The cost is $100; the class size is limited. Contact Dave Coatsworth ([email protected]) for info or to register.

May 3: Jess Ramirez is the first Wednesday of the month Beach Cities Newcomers and Neighbors meeting speaker.  He is on the Board of Labor Commissions of the Oxnard Harbor District.  He served with distinction in the US Army in both Europe and Vietnam.  He has a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego in Sociology.  He worked as a longshoreman for 18 years. The meeting will be at The Ventura Harbor Yacht Club, 1755 Spinnaker Drive. 9:30 -11 a.m.  Beach Cities and Neighbors and Newcomers, BCNN is a group for women from Ventura, Oxnard, and Port Hueneme.  It has dozens of small group offshoots, from sports activities, town tastings, bridge, games, book groups, and more. (www.bcnnwomensgroup.org)

May 4: Gail Ginell will visit the Hill Road Library on Thursday at 5 p.m. to deliver a presentation on Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Road Scholar is the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults, offering nearly 5,500 affordable programs annually in about 150 countries worldwide. These programs provide a chance to expand your mind while in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life.

This event is free and open to the public. Service hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 – 6 p.m., Thursday, 2 – 6 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10-2 p.m. The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S. Hill Road.

May 6, 14: In celebration of spring, we will have two plant and collectibles sales on the grounds at the Dudley House 8 – 2 p.m. Bromeliads, orchids, and succulents will be on sale along with a variety of collectibles. Vendors, please call Charlie at 805/746-4317 for details. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets, 197 N. Ashwood. Admission is free.

May 7. Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets, 197 N. Ashwood. For information, please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

May 16: The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council will visit the Hill Road Library on Tuesday, to host a workshop for the local community entitled “Wildfire Preparedness: Protect Your Home Against The Threat Of Wildfires.” 

This workshop will deliver a brief overview of wildfire history and behavior, provide steps you can take to protect your home and families, and give resources for emergency preparedness. 

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at (805) 677-7180.

The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S. Hill Rd. Hours of service are Monday through Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday 2pm to 6pm, Friday through Sunday 10am to 2pm.  

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