Vol. 16, No. 16 – May 3 – May 16, 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. 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.

May 5: Join us for Toned, Tacos, & Tequila from 5 -8 p.m. Featuring a short workout hosted by Orange Theory at 5 p.m., followed by music, tacos, and margaritas in the clubhouse at 6 p.m.  At Portside Ventura Harbor.

May 6: Sespe Fly Fishers of Ventura will conduct our monthly “First Saturday” introductory Fly Rod Casting and Intro to Fly Fishing clinic. There is no charge, and all are welcome. Whether you are an experienced fly fisher or a complete novice, we want to help you improve your casting. If you don’t yet have a fly rod, don’t worry; just come and use one of ours.

Chumash Park, Petit, and Waco, 9-11 a.m., in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd. For everyone’s safety, we ask all attending to please comply with any current recommendations by the Ventura County Health Department. Casting Program Coordinator Thomas Hall
[email protected] (805) 377-5249 www.sespeflyfishers.org

May 7: 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

May 7: Five fabulous gardens. Since its inception in 1996 by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Garden Tour has become one of Camarillo’s signature events. Now in its 25th year, the tour blends various elements to create an enjoyable afternoon of creativity, fun, and friendship. In addition to five beautiful gardens, the tour features art exhibits and demonstrations, a boutique, a raffle, live music, and delicious refreshments. All proceeds from ticket sales help us provide free grief and bereavement counseling, support, and education to families and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Visit www.lmvna.org/gardentour to purchase tickets.

May 11: Friendship Connection 08, a group of retired ladies, will hold its annual membership drive at Community Church of Christ, 1848 Poli St., at 1 p.m. Gary Stephens, National Park T, and an R guide will speak about Trails and Rails, an Amtrak trip along the coastline. Light refreshments will be served. Call 803-825-6969 for further information.

May 14: Marguerite Hardeman Murals on Display at the Olivas Adobe, Mother’s Day

Sunday 11- 3 p.m., 4200 Olivas Park Drive. Free. Sixteen of Hardeman’s large murals will be displayed throughout the adobe courtyard and grounds. Costumed docents share the rich history of the murals and the rancho site. Visiting mothers will receive a corsage. www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe For more information www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe

Artist Bob Engels’ drawings, engravings, and watercolors collection reflect his continuing interest in the natural environment. Meet Bob from 1- 3 p.m. and discover his inspiration. For more information www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe

May 16: Please join the Ventura Senior Men’s Group (VSMG) on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. All men age 55+ are welcome. All topics except religion or politics are on the table.

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) Need transportation? Call Lyle Hotzler 805-341-9820

May 19: Movie Night Under the Stars, 5 -10 p.m. Join us for a thrilling car show at 5 p.m., followed by a screening of The Fast and the Furious at 7 p.m. under the stars! Bring your chairs and enjoy complimentary popcorn. Don’t miss out on this event at Portside Ventura Harbor. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at Harbor Mart.

May 20: The Tortilla Flats Legacy Committee will be having a social meeting at the
Avenue Library, 606 North Ventura Avenue, at 12:30 p.m.
We want to encourage community interest in the history of Tortilla Flats and west end Ventura. We also hope to hear new stories and gather new photos for the archives.
for information: Tortillflats.org Toni Baez: [email protected]
(805) 889-7414 Moses Mora: (805) 509-7309

May 21: 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 Road, Ventura. nawcc-ch190.com.

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