2017-08-11 / Neighbors


Family history presented

The Ventura County Genealogical Society will offer a free family history presentation featuring two speakers Sat., Aug. 19 at the Camarillo Library community room, 4101 Las Posas Road.

In addition, the VCGS DNA special interest group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. Participants bring DNA username, password and family tree to help further their research, as well as a portable device, if possible.

At 1 p.m., Judy Janes of VCGS will discuss “Finding Family in Digital Newspaper Collections.”

Janes is a third-generation Californian who has been doing genealogical research for 27 years. She tracked down some of her 17th century immigrant ancestors back to their roots in France, Holland, England and Germany.

At 2:30 p.m., Georgine Herd will present a workshop on indexing databases, including ancestry.com and familysearch.com.

For more information, visit venturacogensoc.org.

Y offers parents a night off

Busy parents can take a break Sat. Aug. 19 during Camarillo Fami ly YMCA’s Parents’ Night Out.

Parents can go out on the town or have a night of peace and quiet while the kids have a fun night at the Y at 3111 Village at the Park, Camarillo.

The cost is $17 for members, $34 for community residents and $25 for camp and child care families. Kids must be potty-trained.

For more information, including age range, call (805) 484-0423.

Celebrate ’60s TV

The Friends of the Camarillo Library will celebrate classic TV variety shows with a trip to Alhambra on Thurs., Sept. 28.

The musical revue will be in the spirit of TV variety shows from the 1950s and ’60s, such as Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore and Perry Como.

Open to the public, the tour will leave the library at 9:45 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. A gourmet lunch of chicken piccata or vegetarian pasta will be included (indicate at sign-up).

Liu Liu The cost is $110 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Register by Mon., Aug. 28.

For more information and reservations, call Ginny Wooten at (805) 889-9752.

Exhibit goes to school

Visitors of all ages can explore the Museum of Ventura County’s newest exhibit, “Back to School,” open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday Aug. 15 through Sept. 10 at 100 E. Main St., Ventura.

Guests can experience how schooling has changed over the past 100 years and learn about schools that have come and gone through stories, objects and photographs, many provided by community members. Items include uniforms, trophies, prizes, photographs and report cards.

Major funding for the program comes from the City of San Buenaventura and the county of Ventura.

Admission is $5 for ages 18 and over; $3 for ages 62 and over, as well as students with ID; $1 for kids ages 6 through 17; and free for children 5 and under.

For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org or call (805) 653-0323.

Camp in park

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District will present its “End of Summer Camp Out” celebration Fri., Aug. 18 at Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo.

Participants can enjoy dinner, campfire, crafts, games, a movie, breakfast and entertainment.

For more information or to register, call (805) 484-1996.

Choral group sets auditions

The Channel Islands Choral Association will hold auditions from Aug. 14 through 21 for singers who would like to join the Cal State Channel Islands Choir for its winter concert.

Choir director KuanFen Liu is looking for individuals 18 and over with all vocal ranges and abilities, but would especially like experienced singers to audition, including tenors, basses and sopranos.

This winter’s concert, called “The Poet Sings: Songs and Poems Inspired by the British Isles,” will have readings and songs from Medieval times to the 20th century, including carols, madrigals and folk songs.

Poetry readings will include works of Shakespeare, Byron, Shelley, Blake, Wordsworth and original pieces by CSUCI students.

Members of the choir are from both the campus and the community, and meet weekly in the university’s performing arts program.

To schedule an appointment, email Liu at downbeatplus@gmail.com.

St. John’s offers classes

The following programs will be offered by Dignity Health’s St. John’s facilities.

Every Wednesday, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital presents Cancer Center classes from 4 to 5 p.m. at its Outpatient Therapy Center, 961 N. Rice Ave., Ste. 3, in Oxnard.

The next class will take place Aug. 16. No registration is required.

St. John’s offers a variety of classes and programs to individuals being treated for cancer, including exercises after breast cancer surgery.

Every third Friday, the hospital offers free lymphedema education and a screening clinic from 2 to 3 p.m. at the outpatient center.

The clinic provides individual risk assessments and information for the prevention of chronic lymphedema by physical therapist Cheryl Gaj, CLT. Appointments are required.

For more information or to make an appointment for the screening, call (805) 988-2641.

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