by Ana Baker
The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion on each month’s first and third Tuesday. Men of all descriptions are welcome to stop to sample our shenanigans. Lyle Hotzler at 805-341-9820
Wanna 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, 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. 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.
Nov. 16: 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, presentations from the Stewardship Director of the Ventura Land Trust, and the Project 22-0103 manager from Michael Pauls Associates. Mr. Michael Pauls is the project manager of the proposed two-story convenience store with eight gas pumps, an automatic carwash, and beer and wine for off-site consumption at the corner of Wells Rd & Telegraph Rd.
Nov. 18: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 to 3 p.m.
at Vons located at Telegraph and Victoria (6040 Telegraph Rd.) Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s Books, Manga, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Puzzles, Audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs. Contact: Mary Olson (805) 223-1187
Nov. 19: Anyone interested in timepieces, both antique and modern, can join the Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors for a watch/clock marketplace, lunch, and a presentation on a horological topic.
Bring a watch or clock for a free evaluation at 11 a.m. at the Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. nawcc-ch190.com.
Nov.21: Our annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the historic downtown First United Methodist Church. Participants will include representatives of the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Unitarian, Catholic, and Protestant traditions. Refreshments and fellowship in the church hall will follow the service—First United Methodist Church 305 East Anapamu (corner of Garden and Anapamu). Free parking in the church parking lot; enter from Garden Street. 805-963-3579 [email protected] or visit our website www.fumcsb.org or https://www.facebook.com/FirstUMCSantaBarbara
Nov. 24, 25, 26; Dec. 2 & 3; 9 & 10
Dudley House Holiday Boutique. The 29th annual fundraiser for the 1892 Historic House Museum is back. Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays’ past, where you’ll find quality crafts, home décor, antiques, collectibles, silent auctions, and bargain “basements. Open 11 – 5 p.m. with a flea market added 8 – 4 p.m. outside on Sundays. Located at 197 N. Ashwood. (805) 654-8381. Free.
Dec. 2: Flamenco in the 805 is back. Namba Performing Arts Space will host the 6th annual Flamenco showcase at 7 p.m. The show will open with the dance students of Wendy Castellanos and feature over 30 dancers from all over the 805. Get ready, Ventura! This is the pure essence of the Andalusian song. This is Flamenco!
December 5: Free documentary film about the Thomas Fire: “The Perfect Firestorm” at 7 p.m. at Poinsettia Pavilion. This event celebrates our city and working together to create stronger and more fire-safe neighborhoods. The documentary by CAPS Media highlights how our community pitched in to help each other during the disaster. Please join us in the celebration. Hosted by the Ondulando Firewise Community. For more info, email: [email protected]