Vol. 16, No. 24 – Aug 23 – Sept 5, 2023 – Community Events

by Ana Baker

Wanna 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. Pierpont Beach Community Council hosts us 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.

Sept. 3: 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 and parking. Open to the Public. For more information call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA Current Ventura County Covid regulations will apply.

Sept. 3: 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.

Sept. 5 & 19: 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

Sept. 5 – Mary Cathcart from the Community Memorial Hospital. She’s an officer in the Auxiliary and will speak on the many men and women that volunteer in the many services of the hospital. This ranges from the pharmacy and ICU to greeters and those in records. It’s a very rewarding activity with varied work days and reasonable hours. They’re always in need of people who have leadership skills.

Sept. 19 – Bob Harris from the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation. Should be an informative talk on the needs and services available for veterans on the central coast. I imagine we will get some interesting stories about unusual cases of veterans in our community.

Sept. 5: Beach City Neighbors and Newcomers (BCNN) – Women’s social organization serving women in Oxnard, Ventura, and Port Hueneme.  Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Ventura Yacht Club.  1755 Spinnaker Dr. The speakers are Kellie Tyndall and Deputy District Attorney Melissa McMurdo.  They both will discuss prevention and everything available in our community.  BCNN has dozens of small groups off-shoots, from sports activities to wine tasting, bridge, games, book groups, and more.

Sept. 8: Sespe Fly Fishers of Ventura will be conducting our monthly “First Saturday” introductory Fly Rod Casting and Intro to Fly Fishing clinic. It will be on September 8 due to the Labor Day Weekend. 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 and learn to enjoy this great sport. If you don’t yet have a fly rod, don’t worry, just come and use one of ours.

Please join us at Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9:00 to 11:00 am, in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd. For everyone’s safety we ask all those attending to please comply with any current recommendations by the Ventura County Health Department.

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