Vol. 17, No. 03 – Nov 1 – Nov 14, 2023 – Community Events

by Ana Baker

The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Men of all descriptions are always welcome to stop in 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. 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.

Nov. 4: Sespe Fly Fishers of Ventura will conduct our monthly “First Saturday” introductory Fly Rod Casting and Intro to Fly Fishing clinic. 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 do not yet have a fly rod, don’t worry, just come and use one of ours. Please join us at Chumash Park, Petit, and Waco, 9-11 a.m., in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd. For everyone’s safety, we ask all attending to please comply with any current recommendations by the Ventura County Health Department.
For more information: Casting Program Coordinator Thomas Hall, [email protected]
(805) 377-5249 www.sespeflyfishers.org.

Nov.5: 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 located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood). For information, call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

Nov. 10: Friends of Ventura Harbor invites 6-10-year-old children to Chumash Storytelling with Alan Salazar Friday from 10 -11:30 a.m. at The Greek Mediterranean Restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Dr. RSVP to [email protected] (First 40 reservations will be honored)

Nov.12: Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Fair Saturday from 11- 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston St. Do not miss unique locally made arts and crafts—lots of great Holiday gift ideas.

Nov. 12: What Lies Beneath exhibit at the Olivas Adobe . In 1985 archaeologists took to the dirt to study the roots of the adobe and develop a framework of its relationship to the Olivas family.   Artists from Plein Aire Ventura County have supplemented this exhibit with paintings inspired by the grounds .  Come meet the artists at 11:30 am for a meet & greet. Feel free to stay and paint, take a docent lead tour, or learn about volunteering at the Olivas Adobe during a volunteer open house at 1 pm.  The Olivas Adobe ~ a great way to spend your Sunday.  www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OLivasAdobe

Dec.5: Free documentary film showing about the Thomas Fire: “The Perfect Firestorm” at 7 pm at Poinsettia Pavilion. The film by CAPS Media highlights how our community pitched in to help others during and after the disaster. Q&A after the film. Sponsored by the Ondulando Firewise Community. For more information email: [email protected]


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