Vol. 16, No. 23 – Aug 9 – Aug 22, 2023 – Community Events

by Ana Baker

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.

The Ventura County Philatelic Society’s meetings are held every first and third Monday of the month at the Church of the Foothills. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Website with more information can be found at https://venturacountyphilatelicsoc.org.

Monthly Beach Cleanup First Saturday of every month. Meet your neighbors and help keep our beach looking fresh. Hosted by Pierpont Beach Community Council in partnership with Surfrider. Meet up at the end of Seward near the beach. (1140 S Seward St) 8:30-10:30 a.m. Arrive any time during the timeframe. Fun for the whole family. Supplies provided BYO water.

The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time. Bereavement counseling can offer the support you need to help you through your grief. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program offers individual (one-on-one) counseling for up to 1 year with trained bereavement counselors/therapists and group counseling. All support groups are free for the community. For more information, contact 805-389-6870 or online at lmvna.org/grief.

Aug 15: The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion. Men of all descriptions are always welcome to sample our shenanigans.

11:30 a.m. socialize, buffet lunch, general meeting, guest speaker, a joker, raffle drawing, and dismissal. The speaker will be attorney Crista Hermance. She has experience in estate planning, personal injury, and bankruptcy cases, but now her practice is confined solely to estate planning. Lyle Hotzler at 805-341-9820

Aug. 17: 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 from Commander Brown and a presentation from the Outreach Director of the Ventura Land Trust, Ms. Leslie Velez.

The mission of the Ventura Land Trust (VLT) is to acquire, manage and protect open space lands for public access. Leslie Velez, Outreach Director, will update us on upper Harmon Canyon, closed since this winter’s rains, and VLT’s fall events.

The purpose of the EVCC is to encourage residents to understand East Ventura’s problems, needs, and expectations and to recommend, initiate and participate in developing and implementing programs or solutions. The EVCC facilitates communications between the community and the government or other service agencies.

Aug. 20: 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,  Sunday,  Dudley House Museum  197 N Ashwood Ave,

Aug. 26: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) Saturday at 9:30 a.m. online and Live at our temporary site at Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 (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. All CIPCUG events may be attended online. Due to limited space, live

attendance is reserved for members. Details for connecting to the online events are emailed before the event. To receive connection instructions, please sign up on our website at http://www.cipcug.org

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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