Vol. 17, No. 08 – Jan 10 – Jan 23, 2024 – Community Events

by Ana Baker

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.

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. and

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 16: The Ventura Senior Men’s Group Men over 50 are welcome to visit this group from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the beautiful Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Enjoy a buffet lunch followed by an engaging speaker (your first lunch is Free). We talk about anything except religion and politics. Our speaker will be U.S. Navy Commander (Retired) and pilot Ken Webster. For additional information, please call Tom at 805-657-1071 or visit VSMG.net.

January 18: 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 and a presentation from Stephanie Caldwell from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. The Ventura Chamber of Commerce works year-round to support a strong local economy through its stewardship of city policy and business development.

The purpose of the EVCC is to encourage residents to understand East Ventura’s problems, needs, and expectations and to recommend, initiate, and participate in developing and implementing programs or solutions. The EVCC facilitates communications between the community and government or other service agencies.

January 20: The Ventura County Genealogical Society will present a second speaker on Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. In addition to professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee Family History Success,” Alexander Tolksdorf will provide an overview of historical German handwriting, “Exploring German Handwriting.” All VCGS workshops are free and open to members and the public. Non-members may request a Zoom invitation at https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/. VCGS is an all-volunteer, public-benefit non-profit corporation [501(c)(3)]. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information about the society, visit https://www.venturacogensoc.org.

January 20: Saturday from 3 – 6 p.m., The Museum of Ventura County documentary premiere of The Legends of Hobson Heights: The Untold Tales of 100 Years of Architecture, Triumph, and Tragedy. This film includes over 20 gorgeous Hobson Heights properties and their fascinating stories of Hollywood movie stars, secret speakeasies, Olympic gold athletes, ghosts, ground-breaking firsts, and the heartbreaking story of the fire that almost destroyed it all. Step into the 1920s and join us for a free premiere showcasing a century of captivating stories. Sip on drinks for a cause. All proceeds will support the Museum of Ventura County. Dress to impress in your best 1920s attire. Registration and information at https://venturamuseum.org/events/

January 24: The College Area Community Council in Ventura will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Council meetings are held on 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. 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.”

January 24: Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Swing Shift 17 piece Big Band featuring Jan Nelson on vocals will delight your happy feet and will play to your dancing pleasure.
Donations: Members $10.00 Non-Members $15.00
Location: 3007 Bunsen Ave., Ventura
Website: https://channelcitiesjazzclub.com/

January 27: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 to 3 p.m.
at the Vons 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.

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