Vol. 17, No. 05 – Nov 29 – Dec 12, 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

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. More information can be found on the website 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.

Dec. 2, 3; 9,10: Dudley House Holiday Boutique. The 29th annual fundraiser for the 1892 historic house museum continues into December on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 – 5 p.m. Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past, where you’ll find quality crafts, home décor, antiques, and collectibles, plus a silent auction and bargain “basement.” An outdoor flea market is added on Sundays from 8 – 4 p.m. Located at 197 N. Ashwood. (805) 642-3345. Free.

Dec.2: Sespe Fly Fishers of Ventura will be conducting 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.

Chumash Park, Petit and Waco, 9:00 to 11:00 am, in East Ventura, off Telephone Rd.

For more information:
Casting Program Coordinator Thomas Hall
[email protected]
(805) 377-5249

Dec.3: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.
Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. 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.

Dec. 5: Free documentary film about the Thomas Fire: “The Perfect Firestorm” at 7 pm 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]

Dec.6: The Ventura County Garden celebrates its 100th Year Season in 2024. The Club will hold its annual Holiday Potluck on Wednesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 117 N. 7th St., Santa Paula. There will be Caroling, a White Elephant, Plant, and Gift Exchange, organized by President Marcia Heerema. We welcome new members. For more information, visit our website at VenturaCountyGardenClub.com.

Dec.9: Join us at Ventura Harbor at 6:30 p.m. for a festive Chanukah celebration! Witness our grand Menorah lighting and Havdalah ceremony under the stars. Enjoy an evening of arts and crafts, delicious donuts, and exciting dreidel games. Be captivated by the thrilling performance of a fire juggler! Pick up a menorah kit to extend your Chanukah festivities at home. For more details, visit chabadventura.com/hanukkah

Dec.10: Light Up Downtown: Chanukah Concert & Festival Join us on Sunday for an evening filled with the spirit and joy of Hanukkah. California & Main St, Downtown Ventura, 4 – 6:30 p.m. Free Admission for all. For more details, visit lightupdowntown.info.

Dec. 12: The San Buenaventura Women’s Club is holding a Holiday Tea on Tuesday. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road. There is no charge to attend and enjoy tea and sandwiches. However, this is a fundraising event, so there will be a cookie sale, opportunity baskets, a wine pull, and a live auction. Cash, checks, and Zelle will be accepted. Reservations are required for members and non-members alike. Contact Terri Davis at (805)320-2702 to ensure seating. Holiday attire is encouraged. There will be entertainment, and you will make new friends!

Dec.12: Ventura Audubon Society’s December Program “It’s Christmas Bird Count season!” Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion and streaming via Zoom: For over 100 years, Audubon chapters from around the country have conducted an annual census of birds known as the Christmas Bird Count. We will also look at some local trends we’ve observed over the past 43 years. www.venturaaudubon.org/speakers.

Dec. 16: Group: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) Saturday at 9:30 a.m. online and live at our temporary location in Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117 Ventura, CA 93003 (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. 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 http://www.cipcug.org

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