Vol. 16, No. 25 – Sept 6 – Sept 19, 2023 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Do you want to 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. A 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.

Sept. 8, 9,10: The Footlighters Theater Company presents Come Sail Away, a lip-synch musical at the Ventura Marina. The Community Performance is on Friday the 8th at 7 p.m., Saturday the 9th at 7 p.m., and Sunday the 10th at 2 p.m. matinee in the clubhouse theater. Captain Max, crew, and passengers will sail on his final cruise before retirement. Joyous, wacky, and poignant times await him on this voyage. Join crew members and passengers in songs that will give Captain Max some ideas that could make him happy in his retirement years.

Join your friends and neighbors at this special event aboard the Marina Star and Come Sail Away. Ventura Marina Community 1215 Anchors Way Drive.
Sept. 10: Olivas Adobe Sunday 10th,11-3 p.m. Rancho Day free admission.

Join us as we celebrate what life may have been like on the Rancho San Miguel.  Try roping, laundry, Chumash rock painting, quilting, gold panning, and more.  Entertainment by Youth Mariachi, Old Time Fiddlers, and Folklorico dancers ~ educational activities by Frontier Gunfighters, the Historic Dudley House, and Channel Islands Woodcarvers. This event celebrates the more than 150 years that Olivas Adobe has been a part of Ventura County’s Cultural heritage.  For more information, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Events.

Sept. 14: You’ve heard of the famous Avenue Taco District – now get a taste and see it! Folks on the Westside of Ventura proudly announce the Second Annual Avenue Taco Week, held from September 14 – 17th. Over a dozen restaurants and taco trucks along Ventura Avenue participated in the event. You can find out about participating restaurants and their tacos at avetacoweek.blogspot.com. Businesses interested in sponsoring Avenue Taco Week can email WCDC Director Kendra Gonzalez at [email protected] or call 805-628-3869.

Sept. 16: In conjunction with Avenue Taco Week is the first Westside Fiesta at Kellogg Park from 4 – 10 p.m., featuring food trucks, vendors, a raffle, live music, and bounce houses.

WCDC also encourages participants to take the self-guided Avenue Mural Tour, a walking exploration of over twenty unique murals on and around Ventura Avenue. A map is available at: https://westsideventura.org/mural-tour/.

Sept. 16: To provide an artistic way to support disaster recovery for Maui, the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living (VCSL) will be hosting The Soundtrack to the Evolution Revolution concert and a silent auction on Saturday at 7 p.m. The show will feature singer/songwriter Ray Davis. Concert attendees will be asked to provide a donation for admission. The concert is paired with a Silent Auction fundraiser featuring fun and valuable items from local merchants and our community. The auction will extend until noon on Sunday, September 17. VCSL is located at 101 S. Laurel Street. For more information about VCSL, please call (805) 643-1933 or visit http://venturacsl.org.

Sept. 16, 17: | Join us for Rosh Hashanah Services at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach 10 – 2 p.m. At Chabad of Ventura, our services are designed to make everyone feel welcome and at home. There is no charge for seats; your donation is greatly appreciated. Reservations are suggested to secure your seat. Reservations can be made online or over the phone. 805-658-7441.

Sept. 17: Join Chabad of Ventura this Rosh Hashanah Sunday at the Ventura Promenade Beach Playground for “Shofar in the Park.” Return to a simpler, more essential state with fellow community members. Hear the stirring, unadulterated blasts of the Shofar as we celebrate the New Year!

Sept. 19: 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 55+ are welcome. All topics except religion or politics are on the table.
Our meeting agenda is:
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch Food Affair by Stacy $25 but FREE to first-time visitors,
12:45-1 p.m. Business Meeting
1:00-1:30 p.m. Speaker (local organizations and information)

Bob Harris from the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation speaks on the needs and services of veterans. Need transportation? Call Lyle Hotzler 805-341-9820

Sept. 23: Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the World’s Largest Event Dedicated

to Alzheimer’s Care, Support, and Research. The Alzheimer’s Association invites Ventura County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® at The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard.

On Walk Day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their reasons to end the disease.

Sept. 24, 25: Join us for Yom Kippur Services at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach! At Chabad of Ventura, our services are designed to make everyone feel welcome and at home. The prayers, conducted with Hebrew/English prayer books, are lively and engaging.

There is no charge for seats; your donation is greatly appreciated. Reservations are suggested to secure your seat. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.
September 24 | 6:30 p.m.
September 25 | 10 – 2 p.m. ,5:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: The College Area Community Council will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month and include speakers and discussion on neighborhood and community interest topics, including public safety and economic development. An invitation and link to the meeting 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.

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