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.

senior artistSenior 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.”

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 bridge classes. 

Duplicate Bridge
12-3:30pm Tuesday Pleasant Valley Senior Center
11:30am-3pm Saturday Pleasant Valley Senior Center

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. Senior canasta player

Canasta Games

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.

Open 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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 

Pinochle

The current group is welcoming new players to create another foursome table. Call to Sign-up (805-482-4881) Every Monday 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
 

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. You can become a member at any meeting or on the web at venturacountywriters.com.