Vol. 17, No. 10 – Feb 7 – Feb 20, 2024 – Community Events

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.

City of Ventura Grant Opportunities. Applications available starting February 8 and due by February 27.

Cultural Funding Grant – Awards $90,000 in funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that support Ventura residents.

Community Partnership Grant – Awards $140,000 in funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit social and environmental service organizations that support Ventura residents.

Learn more and apply at: www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Grants

February 13: Ventura Audubon Society’s February Program “The Future of Ormond Beach”: Tuesday 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion and streaming via Zoom.  Pete Dixon speaks about the planned restoration of Ormond Beach will provide updates and status on the restoration plan for the coastal dune, upland ecosystems, and Ormond Lagoon.  For more information on this plan, visit www.oxnard.org/ormond-beach-restoration-public-access-plan, and for more information on this program, visit www.venturaaudubon.org/speakers.

February 15: 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 Paul Copley from California RCV. The California RCV is a diverse, nonpartisan group advocating to expand Ranked Choice Voting to all Californians to ensure we have a greater voice in our democracy.  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.

February 17: On Saturday afternoon, 1- 4 p.m., the Ventura County Genealogical Society will present a lecture by Cynthia Keefer Patton: “10 Steps for Organizing for the Busy Genealogist.” All VCGS lectures are free and open to members and the public. Non-members may request a Zoom invitation at https://venturacogensoc.org/request-invitation-to-lecture/. Please note that VCGS cannot respond to same-day requests.

The DNA Special Interest Group meeting will precede the general meeting on Zoom from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Contact the webmaster to be added to the invitation list: [email protected].

February 17: The Museum of Ventura County will show a screening of “Six Generations” from 1- 3 p.m., followed by an insightful Q & A session with Chumash elder Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto and Professor Kristina Foss. The documentary profoundly explores Chumash’s heritage with “6 Generations.” Narrated by Ernestine De Soto, a unique link to the past through her female ancestors, the documentary delves into the impact of the Spanish arrival in Santa Barbara. Registration is free for members at the individual/family level and $10 for non-members. It was made possible, in part, by The Bauer Foundation.

February 18: 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. 11am  February 18, 2024,  Campus Student Center of Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. nawcc-ch190.com.

For Details contact: Bob McClelland Director, Public Information (818) 225-8212 [email protected]

February 22: Chabad of Ventura is thrilled to announce the Mega Challah Bake, a countywide community event on Thursday at Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., and the event commences at 6 p.m. The Mega Challah Bake is a unique event fostering unity, love, and purpose. Participants knead their way into a more significant cause spreading love and light. Join us to uplift, enrich souls, and illuminate the world with goodness and kindness. For more details and registration, visit www.chabadventura.com/challah

February 24: The Ventura Downtown Lions are hosting Bowl to 2024 Strike Out Cancer at Buena Lanes in Ventura. The proceeds will go to CSCVVSB and The Ronald McDonald Family room.
Tickets are $30 each, which includes the 3 rounds of bowling, lunch, and more exciting activities. The event is from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
Buena Lanes, 1788 S Mesa Verde Road, Ventura.

March 23: Group: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) Online and live at 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. Events begin at 9:30AM.

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 prior to the event. To receive connection instructions, please sign up on our website at: http://www.cipcug.org.

May 21: Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) is delighted to announce our annual Ventura County Public Works Day. It will be held on Tuesday, from 9 – 2 p.m., at the Ventura County Government Center. Our nationally recognized event has lots to see and do, including education for younger students and exciting career opportunities for high school students.

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