Vol. 17, No. 02 – Oct 18 – Oct 31, 2023 – Community Events

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. 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.

The Ventura County Philatelic Society’s meetings are held every first and third Monday of the month at the Church of the Foothills, Ventura. 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.

Oct. 19: 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 Cmdr Brown and a presentation from the City of Ventura Manager, Mr. Bill Ayub.

Our newly appointed City Manager, Bill Ayub, wants to meet and connect with East Ventura community members. The City of Ventura announced the appointment of Bill Ayub as our new City Manager in August 2023.

Ms. Rollins, the City of Ventura’s Housing Services Manager, will speak on the Housing Services Division’s plan to host the East Ventura Housing Forum at Juanamaria Elementary School in November.

Oct. 25: 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, CA 93010. All experience levels are welcome. For more information, email [email protected] or visit our website at https://www.channelislandsega.org.   

Oct. 25: The College Area Community Council will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings are held 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. CACC represents citizens in the area bounded by Mills Road on the west, Hill Road on the east, city limits on the hillsides on the north, and the 126 Freeway on the south. 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.

Nov. 1: The Ventura County Garden Club celebrates its 100th Year Season in 2024. The Club is excited to offer our members a unique opportunity to tour the Ambritz Kingdom of Plants in Carpinteria. The tour begins at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Following the tour, we will enjoy an optional lunch at Garden Cafe, 3811 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria. VP Kathleen Cressy organized this event. We welcome new members. For more information, visit our website at VenturaCountyGardenClub.com.

Nov. 14: Ventura County author Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo will visit the Hill Road Library to discuss her recent book, Threads of Awakening, which details her years practicing traditional Tibetan textile art. Through her remarkable journey, she discovered that a path is made by walking, and some of the best paths are made by walking off course. In this talk, Leslie will reveal the unique stitches of an ancient needlework tradition, introduce the Buddhist deities it depicts, and share the extraordinary possibilities they embody. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at (805) 677-7180.

The Hill Road Library is located at 1070 S. Hill Road. Service hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 – 6 p.m., Thursday, 2 – 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, 10 – 2 p.m.

Nov.18: Group: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) Online AND Live at our temporary location, Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 (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 may be attended online. Due to limited space, live attendance is reserved for members. Details for connecting to online events are emailed before the event. To receive connection instructions, please sign up on our website at www.cipcug.org

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