Vol. 17, No. 07 – Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 9, 2024 – 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.

Paws for Reading brings together young readers and affectionate canine listeners to help boost the confidence of beginning readers. Hill Road Library, Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.,
E.P. Foster Library, Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Join PAWS dogs for one-on-one reading sessions. Arrive at the library early to choose a book and get in line to read to a special pooch. Children of all ages are welcome!

January 3: Wednesday, the first BCNN Beach Cities Newcomers and Neighbors meeting in 2024 is at the PCYC Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club. 2600 Harbor Blvd Oxnard 93035.  The first meeting of the year is when all the leaders of the various groups will be speaking and giving insight into the activities being offered.  The board of directors will be introduced.  It will be an exciting meeting, the first of the new year. Beach Cities Newcomers and Neighbors, BCNN is a group for women from Ventura, Oxnard, and Port Hueneme.  It has dozens of small group offshoots, including sports activities, bridge, book groups, and movie groups. (www.bcnnwomensgroup.org)

January 3: Free genealogy workshop. Help is offered with family history and genealogy questions. Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Community Room, Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Get help or offer help to others. No registration is needed. Free and open to the public. General questions and topics for discussion are always welcome. For more information about the society:
https://www.venturacogensoc.org VCGS is an all-volunteer, public benefit non-profit corporation [501(c)(3)]. Donations are greatly appreciated.

January 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 don’t 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., 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 at [email protected] (805) 377-5249www.sespeflyfishers.org

January 7: Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m., including a special visit by “Mrs. Dudley”. Admission is free. The museum is at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood) in Ventura. For information, please call (805)642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

January 9: Ventura Audubon Society’s January Program “California Condors in the Los Padres National Forest: A Brief History and Current Trends”: Tuesday 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion and streaming via Zoom: Learn about how the Los Padres National Forest has played an outsized role in the natural history and ongoing recovery of the famous California condor. This presentation will cover some of the region’s fascinating and lesser-known history of condors. Bryant Baker is the Director of Conservation and Research at Los Padres Forest Watch; he also provides educational information about native plants and ecosystems of California on Instagram as @bryant.the.shrublander. This is a presentation you’ll not want to miss! For more information, visit www.venturaaudubon.org/speakers.

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