Programs

This is an opportunity to play your favorite game or add pieces to the current jigsaw.  Numerous games are played throughout the week. Please join us for Billiards, Bingo, Darts, Duplicate and Social Bridge, Canasta, Hearts, Mahjong, Pinochle, Poker and Wii Bowling. All groups are open to having new players join them. They are especially always looking for pinochle players! There are also games of Chess, checkers, cribbage, and scrabble available. Please call 805-482-4881 for more information about the Programs listed below.

Art Group
This free senior program meets every Tuesday morning in Room 2 of the Community Center, from 9AM-12PM. The group is led by a volunteer instructor, Renee Sherry. All levels of art students are invited. Beginners are encouraged to join in and are always welcomed. Participants can bring whatever art medium they enjoy working with. Many work with water color, charcoal, acrylics and pastels. If prospective students do not have personal art supplies, basic supplies will initially be provided. Students work on individual projects and sometimes learn by participating in group demonstrations. During the month of September many of the classes’ paintings are on display in the Senior Center. Visitors are invited to stop by to enjoy the “Art Show.”

Bingo
The Pleasant Valley Senior Center offers Bingo three times a week. The Center has a Bingo license from the City of Camarillo and the games are held in the Senior Center. The program is run by volunteers and is open to adults 18 years and older. Participants are encouraged to come at least half an hour before posted start times. Each program last approximately three hours. Games start exactly on the hour and buy-ins stop 15 minutes before game time. Buy-In: 1st Pack: $3.00, 2nd Pack: $3.00, $1.00 each Special Game. Game Times: Noon - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday & Friday. Doors open at 10:30am.

Bocce Ball
Bocce ball is a fun way to exercise while being outdoors. It is a ball sport that is played in a
similar style as lawn bowling.(9:00am to 11:00am) Thursdays - weather permitting.             

Bridge - Duplicate
These Duplicate groups run ACBL-sanctioned card games for serious bridge players. An ACBL-certified
Director sets up, directs and scores the game. Coming with a partner is recommended, but a partner can often be arranged given one or two days lead time. Reservations are not required. The PVRPD sponsors on-going introductory classes in Duplicate Bridge 12-3:30pm, Tuesdays and 11:30am-3pm Saturdays

Bridge - Social
This is a weekly group that gets together to play the card game, Bridge. The group’s intent is to
facilitate a casual, fun atmosphere where all levels of Bridge players can gather to play the game. They play “Standard American” style and the game is open to all. Even if you have not played in years, stop-by and let them help refresh your memory. This group is run by senior volunteers. The group plays from 1-3:30PM on Wednesday in the Pleasant Valley Senior Center. New participants are always welcome.

Canasta
Love cards? Come join this fun social group. Canasta is a popular rummy-like game. It reportedly
originated in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1939. From there it spread to Argentina, the USA and throughout the world. It was extremely fashionable in the 1950's. Today the game is enjoying resurgence. It is a game that is fun to play, and high-scoring. The object is to form melds of three or more cards, with or without wild cards. Large bonuses are given for seven-card melds. Two packs of cards are used, with a total of 4 jokers. All the jokers and 2's are wild cards and players win by "going out" by playing all cards in their hand. This group is always willing to teach new players and welcomes those who play or have not played in years. They often enjoy taking a lunch break to eat together and sometimes play additional hands after their lunch. The group meets at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center, on Monday, from 9:30AM-2PM.

Card Club 
Info coming soon!

Condors 
Info coming soon!

Dances
Join us for a FREE dance with music provided by a live 18 piece "Big Band", the Seniors of Note"


Game Time
This is an opportunity to play your favorite board game or the skilled game of Pinochle. They are always looking for pinochle players! They play double deck. There are also games of Chess, checkers, cribbage, and scrabble available. The group meets in the Senior Center every Friday morning from 9AM-12PM.

Hearts
Hearts is an "evasion-type" trick-taking card game for four players. The current group is welcoming
new players to create another foursome table.  Every Thursday  1pm

Lunch & Movie
Showing "A Monster Calls" at 1pm in the Auditorium for free! $5 lunch served at noon - must RSVP by calling (805) 482-4881.
                                                                                    
Pinochle
The current group is welcoming new players to create another foursome table. Call to Sign-up (805-
482-4881) Every Monday 12pm

Pool Room (Billiards)
Info coming soon!

                                                                              
Mahjong 
Similar to the Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and
involves a degree of chance. The current group is welcoming new players to create another foursome table.  Every Thursday at 12pm

VC Writer's Club
Started in 1933 by four writers in Ojai, Ventura County Writers Club is in its 78th year, encouraging
the craft of writing. VCWC welcomes all writers, novice to expert. Monthly meetings feature speakers from the writing and publishing industries, and are open to the public. Members-only critique groups offer individual attention and mutual encouragement.Everyone is invited to attend our monthly meetings. We meet in the Senior Center on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except in December) at 7PM. ou can become a member at any meeting or on the web at venturacountywriters.com.