Vol. 16, No. 17 – May 17 – May 30, 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 always welcome 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.

May 18: 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 East Ventura police report and a presentation from Ventura Fire Marshal Brett Reed.

May 24: The College Area Community Council will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Leona Rollins, Ventura’s Housing Services Manager, will describe the city of Ventura’s homeless services. 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.

May 27: Children’s Health & Wellness Expo 10-3 p.m. The Monarch Breeding & Research Institute at Camp Arnaz 155 Sulphur Mountain Road Ventura. General admission is $5. Children under the age of 5 are free. Buy Tickets at girlscoutsccc.org/chwexpo

Live Demonstrations Including: Police K-9, Martial Arts, Search & Rescue k-9
Over 20 vendors to visit on a walkthrough through Camp Arnaz Fun for the whole family! Learn to be better prepared for mental health and emergency needs.

June 3: Girl Scouts & SoCalGas present Robots & Friends Open House 11-2 p.m. Westview Apartments, 1187 Riverside Street, Ventura. General admission is free- RSVP online to enter a free raffle prize. RSVP girlscoutsccc.org/robotfriends

Robot displays and interactive activity booths. Fun for the whole family. Visit booths and learn more about Girl Scouts.

June 4: 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 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.

June 4: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.
Sunday, 2:00-4:00 pm 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

June 7: Wednesday BCNN, Beach Cities Newcomers and Neighbors monthly meeting speaker is Frank DeMartino an avid birdwatcher whose passion for birds has led him to serve on the board for both Ventura Audubon Society and Conejo Valley Audubon Society. Currently he serves as the President for CVAS and he opened a Wild Birds Unlimited store in Ventura in 2017.

BCNN is a group for women from Ventura, Oxnard, and Port Hueneme.  It has dozens of small group off shoots from sports activities, to wine tasting, bridge, games, book groups and more.  (www.bcnnwomensgroup.org)

June 10: Food, Wine & Beer Event 4-7 p.m. The Monarch Breeding & Research Institute at Camp Arnaz 155 Sulphur Mountain Road. General admission is $50. Buy Tickets here girlscoutsccc.org/foodwinebeerfestival. Ticket entry gets you a complete pass to enjoy food and beverage samplings from our vendors. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Monarch Breeding & Research Institute at Camp Arnaz.

June 18: Visit Patchwork Show downtown. Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual maker’s festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters, junior entrepreneurs, and designers alongside artisan food, DIY crafting, and music. Shop from 60+ local makers, crafters, junior entrepreneurs, designers, and food artisans while enjoying the family and dog-friendly atmosphere. All Patchwork shows are free to attend.

June 24: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG). Online and Live at our temporary location Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 Ventura (805) 289-3960

Discussion, Tutorial, and Q&A. Events begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. All CIPCUG events may be attended online. Due to limited space, live attendance is reserved for members.

June 3: Ventura Audubon Society will be conducting a volunteer Beach Naturalist training workshop on Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Become a beach naturalist volunteer for the Shorebird Recovery Program. You will learn about beach ecology, plover/tern nesting and chick rearing,. After lunch, included , you will join Biologists and Outreach Coordinator to practice what you have learned. Volunteers will be asked to complete two beach shifts per month through September. Funding for this grant program is made possible by sales of the WHALE TAIL® License Plate, donations to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund on the California state tax return, and funds from the State of California. Sign-up by June 2nd. For location information and to register go to venturaaudubon.org/beach-naturalists or email [email protected].

Sept. 9: Relay for Life of Ventura. 10-10 p.m. at the Ventura County Credit Union, 2575 Vista Del Mar. The largest, most inspiring, and supportive cancer fundraising event on the planet. www.facebook.com/relayforlifeofventura


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