Vol. 17, No. 14 – April 3 – April 16, 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. There are 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 are Welcome.

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Church of the Foothills, Ventura. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://venturacountyphilatelicsoc.org.

Monthly Beach Cleanup: This is the first Saturday of every month! Meet your neighbors and help keep our beach looking fresh. Pierpont Beach Community Council hosts it in partnership with Surfrider. Meet up near the beach at the end of Seward. (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.

April 4, 8: Livingston’s Camarillo Grief Center is adding new grief support groups that cater to specific bereavement needs. Upcoming close-ended Spring support groups are Healing Grief Through Art, Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. (April 4th through April 25th), Healing Grief through Yoga, Mondays 6-7:30 p.m. (April 8 through May 20th). Space is limited. All support groups are free for the community. For reservations, contact 805-389-6870 or online at lmvna.org/grief.

April 6: Ventura Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale at the Vons shopping center at Telegraph & Victoria from 10 – 3 p.m. Children’s books – buy one get one Free (except graphic novels) DVDs and CDs $1.00 each, Books on CD $1.50-$2.00 each.

April 7: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.
Sunday 2:00-4:00 pm 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

April 13: The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to take a boating safety course that meets the National Boating Education Standards before they go boating.

The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Boat America course is an introductory boater certificate

course for novice boaters. The Boater Card, issued from the state Division of Boating and Waterways, is required this year for persons 60 years of age or younger.

Saturday 8- 4:30 p.m. Location is Coast Guard Recruiting Building, Oxnard. Cost is $30. Checks payable to: “USCG Aux Flotilla 72”. RSVP by April 5 seating is limited. Contact Auxiliarist Robert Hamming, [email protected], (805) 701-7216.

April 20: On Saturday afternoon, from 1-3 p.m., the Ventura County Genealogical Society will present genealogist Debra Dudek speaking on “Unusual Places to Find Births and Naturalizations.” 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 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Lauran Elam will address “The Leeds Method and Other Data Visualizations I Wish I’d Learned Sooner.” Contact [email protected] to be added to the DNA SIG invitation list.

April 21: The Hill Road Library would like to share an upcoming event as part of the California State University-Channel Islands Library Lecture Series. Dr. Geoffrey Dilly, Associate Professor of Biology at CSU-CI, will visit the Hill Road Library at 1070 S Hill Rd at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday to give a talk entitled “Peering into the Darkness: Exploring the Deep Sea.”

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