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 welcome to stop to sample our shenanigans. Our speaker on
Oct. 3rd will be Earl Arnold, and he will speak about fly fishing.
On Oct. 17, our speaker will be Jessica Flanagan, a Ventura County Forensic Nurse.
Lyle Hotzler at 805-341-9820
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.
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.
Oct. 4: BCNN (Beach Cities Newcomers and Neighbors) meeting is the first Wednesday of the month at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Cub 2600 Harbor Blvd Oxnard.
Our speaker in October is Debbie Gohlke. 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.
This year she won the first place sweepstakes at the Ventura County Fair in the Baked Category.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Doors open at 9:30 AM. BCNN is a group for Women from Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme.
Oct. 5: Many children and teens have experienced the death of a loved one; this is a difficult time for anyone grieving a loss. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program provides two free support groups, Good Grief Club (ages 6-10) and Young Teen Group (ages 11-15). These groups will run from October 5th through November 9th on Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. For reservations, contact 805-389-6870 or online at lmvna.org/grief. Space is limited.
Oct. 7: The East Ventura Community Council (EVCC) is sponsoring a free family fun bicycle ride beginning at 10 a.m. at Ventura’s Community Park. The group ride will follow easy-to-navigate bike routes through the adjacent neighborhood. The free family fun ride reminds us to choose bikes over cars for personal health and our city’s air. Sign-up information is available on the EVCC website at https://eastventura.org/.
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 government or other service agencies.
Oct.10: Program by The Ventura Audubon Society 7 – 9 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion and via Zoom. You’ll be introduced to the diverse array of local birds that grace our yards and open spaces. Benny Isaac Jacobs-Schwartz owns and operates a bird-guiding business and lifestyle brand called BIRDS by BIJS (pronounced Bee-jus). For more information and the Zoom link, go to www.venturaaudubon.org/speakers.
Oct.14: Ventura Audubon Society Field Trip to Ormond Beach | Saturday 8:30am: Join us for our first field trip of October at Ormond Beach. This is one of the top birding areas in Ventura County and is visited by over 200 shorebird, raptor and migratory bird species. It’s an easy flat walk on dirt paths and the beach. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned birder you’ll not want to miss this field trip. For details and to sign-up, visit https://www.venturaaudubon.org/field-trips.
Oct. 16 & 23: Comprehensive Bereavement Training Class. This class is designed to provide information on healthy grieving and how we can best companion someone who is mourning the death of a loved one. Classes will take place on October 16th and 23rd in Camarillo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is open to the community and requires people to register by October 13th. To register, call 805-389-6870 or online at lmvna.org/grief.
Oct. 21: The Ventura County Genealogical Society’s annual Seminar is online via Zoom on Saturday from 8:30 – 4 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 ($35 fee) is open at https://venturacogensoc.org/2023-annual-seminar.
Oct. 21: The 33rd annual Youth Stamp Fair will be held Saturday at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N Ashwood Ave. Learn about stamp identification, soaking and drying, storage and mounting, cachets, watermarks, perforations, special postmarks, and topical collecting. Free Prizes, free parking, and, for those under 18 are free, stamps galore. Sponsored by Ventura County Philatelic Society, founded in 1928. Web site venturacountyphilateliccoc.org for more information or call 805 415-9857