Vol. 17, No. 15 – April 17 – April 30, 2024 – Community Events

by Ana Baker

Ventura Senior Men’s Group meets at the Poinsettia Pavilion from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Any man in the “senior” category (and many who don’t) might benefit from a visit to the Ventura Senior Men’s Group.  Buffet luncheon with interesting speakers and good friends. Your first lunch is free. We talk about everything except religion and politics. Eligible to all men 50 plus. Call Tom at 805-657-1071 for more information, visit VSMG.net to find out who our speakers will be.

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 18: New Art City Theatre is conducting an online Art Auction supporting its inaugural Playwrights Festival ’24. The work of Ventura actress and fine artist Virginia (Ginnie) Buckle will be showcased at the Museum of Ventura County. Her art, along with pieces by Beatrice Wood, Dickens Change, and Alexander Calder, can be viewed and bid on at https://event.auctria.com/e77dedcf-61ff-405b-850d-430b5f285ef9/

April 18: The East Ventura Community Council (EVCC) will meet virtually at 7 p.m. At https://eastventura.org/ for the Zoom meeting link. The agenda

includes the East Ventura police report and a presentation from Dani Brusius, Ventura County Master Gardener. 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.

April 20: Plant & collectibles sale at the Dudley House Museum Saturday 8 -2 p.m.
Our monthly plant and collectibles sale continues in April on the grounds at the Dudley
House. Bromeliads, orchids, and succulents will be on sale along with various collectibles. Vendors, please call Charlie at 805/746-4317 for details. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood Streets (197 N. Ashwood). Free

April 24th: The College Area Community Council will be holding a Zoom meeting at 7pm. Council meetings include speakers and discussion on topics of neighborhood and community interest, including public safety and economic development. This meeting will include the election of officers. 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.”

April 25-28: New Art City the Playwrights Festival ’24 will be held at the Museum. See renowned actress Sally Struthers in Drowned Cats, one of four brand-new plays presented in a jam-packed schedule of staged readings and discussion panels with the audience. Go to https://newartcitytheatre.org to register for your free tickets.

April 27: RescueCon, OPAC’s one-day event bringing creativity and community together to celebrate and facilitate animal rescue and adoption, returns on Saturday, April 27 from 11 am to 4pm. Rescheduled from March 23 due to wind and rain, this year’s event features animal welfare influencer, the Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw), and is free and open to the public. Festivities will be held at Community Center Park East, just behind the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center. More information can be found at: theopac.org/rescueconApril 27:

May 1: The Ventura County Garden Club is celebrating 100 years of sharing friendship, gardening, and beautification projects. Join the fun at the Camarillo Ranch House starting at 10 a.m. Events include car, flower, and quilt shows, performances, snacks, and a picnic luncheon with desserts; send your check for $50 made out to VCGC to Nancy Cope at 603 4th St., Fillmore, 93015. Please indicate your luncheon choice of Roast Turkey and Jack Cheese, Black Forest Ham and Cheddar Cheese, Vegetable and Cheese, or vegan sandwich, and, if you prefer, the gluten-free option. For more information, VenturaCountyGardenClub.com”

May 7: Hill Road Library presents the Associate Professor of English Bob Mayberry at 5 p.m. on Tuesday to deliver a presentation entitled “Who Wrote Shakespeare? The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy.” This program is a part of the California State University, Channel Islands Library Lecture Series. Location: 1070 S. Hill Road.

May 25: Group: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG)
Online and at Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117. (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.
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: <a
href=http://www.cipcug.org>cipcug club website</a>.

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