Vol. 16, No. 26 – Sept 20 – Oct 3, 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. For more information, 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.

Livingston Memorial Grief & Bereavement Program will have a 6-week session for the Good Grief Club (ages 6-10) and the Young Teen Group (ages 11-15). The group will meet every Thursday from 6:30–7:30 p.m. starting October 5 through November 9. Trained grief counselors support, educate, and plan activities regarding losing a loved one. Groups are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Please register by October 3 by calling 805-389-6870 or email [email protected].

Livingston Memorial Grief & Bereavement Program will offer a Comprehensive Bereavement Training Class. The class will be on October 16th and 23rd, Mondays 5:30–7:30 pm. The training looks at the characteristics of grief and mourning and how to companion someone who has lost a loved one. Please register by October 11 by calling 805-389-6870 or email [email protected].

Sept. 23: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will host a 5K Charity Walk Saturday in Carpinteria. The 5K Charity Walk/Run is free for all walkers, and each walker will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. Register in advance online at www.fopwalk.org/event/2834. For more information or to donate, visit www.fopwalk.org/event/2834. Participants can also make pledges or donations to the Conference of their choice during registration at the St. Joseph Church Office, 1532 Linden Ave.

Sept. 23: Our monthly plant and collectibles sale continues on the grounds at the Dudley House. Bromeliads, orchids, and succulents will be on sale, along with various collectibles, from 8 – 2 p.m. Vendors, please call Charlie at 805/746-4317 for details. The museum is at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood). Free.

Sept.23: 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. 27: The Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (CICEGA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. All experience levels are welcome. For more information, [email protected] or visit our website at https://www.channelislandsega.org.

Sept. 27:  The College Area Community Council in Ventura will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.   Includes speakers and discussion on neighborhood and community interest topics, including public safety and economic development. Everyone on the CACC mailing list will receive a link to the meeting.  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.

Oct. 1: Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday, October 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. With Halloween fast approaching, tour guides Richard Senate and Lynn Weitzel (co-authors of “Are There Ghosts at the Dudley House?”) may add a few ghost stores if asked. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood) in Ventura. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

Oct. 1:Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.2-4pm. Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 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

Oct. 4: BCNN (Beach Cities Newcomers and Neighbors) meeting..  The meeting is at a new address.  Pacific Corinthian Yacht Cub 2600 Harbor Blvd Oxnard.

Our speaker is Debbie She has been a member of the Oxnard Soroptimist club for 35 years.  She has held numerous positions through the years, delegate, director, VP of fundraising, president and region board member.  She is chair of the annual community awareness event STOP Human Trafficking going on 17 years.

10am to 11:30am.  Doors open at 9:30am.  BCNN is a group for Women from Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme.  It has dozens of small groups, off shoots from sports activities, to wine tasting, bridge, games, book groups, movie group and more.

Oct. 21: The Ventura County Genealogical Society’s annual Webinar is online via Zoom on Saturday from 8:30-3:30 p.m. PDT. Presenter Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M., one of the most sought-after genealogy speakers, offers four presentations. Topics include:

Incorporating Social History into Your Research Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the “Evidence” The Genealogist’s Quadfecta “She Came from Nowhere…” – A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem Registration is open ($35 fee) at https://venturacogensoc.org/2023-annual-seminar.

Oct.28: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) Online and Live at our temporary site in Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 Ventura, (805) 289-3960 Discussion, Tutorial, and Q&A sessions centered around Computers, email, the Internet, AI, and social media brokers such as X, Facebook, and Google. Events begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. All CIPCUG events are available online. Due to limited space, live attendance is for members only.

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