Veterans Community Calendar

(Calendario de eventos Veteranos)

Editor’s Note: The Veterans’ Event Calendar is a community sourced collection of events that may be /are of interest to the greater Veteran community. Events are listed here because someone has asked the Veterans Community Calender coordinator, Fred Cota, [email protected], to share the information. If you have information that would be of interest to Veterans please let Fred Cota know. The only requirement is that it must come with a reliable point of contact. Please forward this page link to other veterans

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SPECIAL EVENTS: Memorial Day May 30


0900 hrs
Goleta Cemetery Ceremony
Hosted by AMVETS Post 3 and VFW Post 1649
44 S. San Antonio Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

1000 hrs
Carpinteria Cemetery Ceremony
1501 Cravens Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013

1100 hrs
Santa Barbara Cemetery Ceremony
Hosted by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation
901 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

1200 hrs
Memorial Day Invitational Chili Cook-off
Hosted by American Legion Post 49
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Court yard Gate Opens at 1200 hrs
$5.00 a head for All Veterans and their guests  
Prepare your taste buds for Battle
Four (4) Prize willing Recipes will go “head to head” for Bragging Rights
Community Judging (your vote counts)
Sponsored by Santa Barbara American Legion Post 49 and the Santa Barbara Elks Veterans Project
Sample all four (4) challenges then vote and get a full bowl of your favorite plus sides
All Veterans and their Guests are Welcome
Please RSVP to [email protected]
or for more information call our Post Commander, Patrick Murphy: 805 636-7961


Events


VETERANS BREAKFAST
The Santa Barbara American Legion Post 49 is cooking breakfast again at the Veterans Memorial Building.
Food Service is Wednesdays 0800 hrs to 1000 hrs
Come on down and have breakfast with us. Hope to see you there.
All Veterans Welcome
for more information: American Legion Post Commander Patrick Murphy<[email protected]>

Veteran Pizza Luncheon third (3rd) Wed of each month
Wed 18 May, Wed 15 June, 20 July 1130 hrs to 1300 hr
Santa Barbara Town and Country Women’s Club and Santa Barbara Elks Lodge
Welcome Veterans back to the Elks Lodge for A Pizza luncheon
 
 



 
Thursday 5/5/2022
1st Thursday
VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1730 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building (or Zoom)
For more information: Jonathan Church <[email protected]> ( 805-252-3759)
 
1st Thursday
Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs. Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
 



Monday 5/9/2022
Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.
 


 
Wednesday 5/11/2022
Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 1000 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
 
2nd Wednesday
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10978 Nipomo
Snacks and beverages at 1830, meeting at 1900.
Location or more information:
Contact: Thomas Morgan 805-450-4285, [email protected]
 
2nd Wednesday
American Legion Post 534 Orcutt
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]



Thursday 5/12/2022
2nd Thursday
Ventura County Collaborative
Networking: 0900 hrs
Meeting: 0930 hrs-1100 hrs
National University 1000 Town Center Dr. Oxnard 5th Floor Suite 5
2nd Thursday
Ventura County Collaborative Veteran Book Club
1800 hrs - 1930 hrs
Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo
For more information Website:
VCMilC.Org or Phone: 805.983.4850 or email: [email protected]
 
2nd Thursday
American Legion Post 49 @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building (or Zoom)
For more information: Patrick Murphy <[email protected]>;
 
2nd Thursday
Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 750
For more information, time and location: Michael Cook <[email protected]>
www.moph-Chapter-750.com



Friday 5/13/2022
2nd Friday
$7 Burgers
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]



Saturday 5/14/2022
2nd Saturday
Vietnam Veterans of America Central Coast Chapter 982
4545 10th Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434
For more information: [email protected] or www.vva982.org
 



Wednesday 5/18/2022
Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 1000 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49
 
Wednesday(3)
1130-1300 hrs Pizza 4 Veterans: Town & Country Women’s Club of Santa Barbara.
 (Pizza , fruit, cookies, water)
For more information: Carolyn Shupe <[email protected]>;
 
Wednesday(3)
MOWW monthly noon meeting



Thursday 5/19/2022
3rd Thursday
(DAV) Disabled American Veterans Santa Barbara Post 37 meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.
for more information: E. J. Price <[email protected]> or (805) 965-7109
 
3rd Thursday
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49
meeting 1600 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.
 
3rd Thursday
AMVETS Post 3 meeting 1800 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Geronimo Gonzalez <[email protected]>;
 
Santa Barbara Navy League
For more information: http://www.santabarbaranavyleague.org/
 



Saturday 5/21/2022
3rd Saturday
Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County meeting @ 1800 hrs
Veterans Home of Ventura, 10900 Telephone Road, Ventura CA 93004
for more information: Doug Temple <[email protected]>;
 



Wednesday 5/25/2022
Wednesday(s)
Veterans Breakfast Santa Barbara 0800 to 1000 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Cooked by American Legion Santa Barbara Post 49



Thursday 5/26/2022
4th Thursday (Note day/time change)
Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1730-1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Jack bellevue, Commandant USMC 024  <[email protected]>
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990



Friday 5/27/2022
Last Friday
Fiesta Night 1800 hrs (last Friday)
Orcutt American Legion Post 534
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]



Saturday 5/28/2022
Last Saturday of every month @ 1800 hrs
Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 Monthly Steak Night
Steak, Potatoes, Side Vegetable, Salad, & Dessert
Cocktail hour starts at 1700 hrs
for more information: Wayne Wright <[email protected]>
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-9722
 


Editor’s Note: The Veterans’ Event Calendar is a community sourced collection of events that may be /are of interest to the greater Veteran community. Events are listed here because someone has asked me to share the information. If you have information that would be of interest to Veterans, please contact Fred Cota, [email protected] The only requirement is that it must come with a reliable point of contact.

Please forward this page to other veterans.

1st Tuesday 2 January 2018
1st Tuesday Simi Valley VFW Post 10049 @ 1900 hrs
4242 E Los Angeles Ave.Simi Valley, CA 93063
for more information: Wayne Wright <[email protected]>
1st Wednesday 3 January 2018
Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];
Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation @1800 hrs
Cody's Cafe, 4898 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Mailing address: 3905 State Street, Suite 7-328, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
For more information: Ronnie Shahbazian <[email protected]>
https://www.SantaBarbaraVeteransFoundation.org/
1st Thursday 4 January 2018
1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes <[email protected]>;
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr. Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
1st Thursday 4 January 2018
1st Thursday VFW Post 1649 meeting @ 1700 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
For more information: Pablo Paredes <[email protected]>;
1st Thursday Simi Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 597
The President Ronald Reagan Detachment
Elks Lodge No. 2492
1561 Kuehner Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063-4484
Membership open to Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains.
Other Armed Services Veterans and spouses are welcome as Associate Members.
Come enjoy a hamburger and a beverage with us at 1800 hrs and stay for the meeting at 1900 hrs.  Mention that I invited you and the hamburger and beer/soda is on us.
Matt E. Valenzuela
Jr. Past Commandant
[email protected]
310-768-2847 Office
310-308-7015 Mobile
1st Friday 5 January 2018
5 January 1875 - Cmdr. Edward Lull leaves New York to begin the Panamanian Expedition to locate the best ship canal route across Panama. The route mapped is followed 30 years later.
1st Saturday 6 January 2018
6 January 1943 - PBY-5A (VP 83) sink German submarine U-164 off Brazil. Before being sunk, U-164 sank three Allied merchant vessels, none from the United States.
1st Sunday 7 January 2018
1881 - Nathan Goff Jr., took office as the 28th Secretary of the Navy, serving until March. A World War II destroyer was named for him.
2nd Monday 8 January 2018
2nd Monday Solvang VFW Post 7139
Veterans’ Memorial Building Solvang @ 1800 hrs
for more information contact Post Commander Alvin Salge at 805-693-9133.

Mondays F.O.B (Fellowship of Brothers) 1830 hrs
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
Post 9/11 veteran peer to peer support and advocacy group
(veterans who served after 9/11/2001)
For more information: J.T. < [email protected]>;
2nd Tuesday 9 January 2018

9 January 1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service, (now the Military Sealift Command), is established to carry cargo during World War I.
2nd Wednesday 10 January 2018

2nd Wednesday Santa Barbara Marine Corp League Detachment 024 @ 1400 hrs.
Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building
for more information: Bob Handy <[email protected]>;
Todd Grant 805-448-4301 or Marie Mackey 805-967-7990

2nd Wednesday Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218
Santa Barbara Elks’ Lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93111
A spaghetti dinner is available for $8.
More information: web site: www.vvachapter218.org or email: [email protected]

2nd Wednesday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10978 Nipomo
Snacks and beverages at 1830, meeting at 1900.
Location or more information:
Contact: Thomas Morgan 805-450-4285, [email protected]

2nd Wednesday American Legion Post 534 Orcutt
145 W Clark Ave, Orcutt, CA 93455
for more information: 805-937-0651 or Email: [email protected]

Veterans in Recovery (Wednesdays 1630 to 1800 hrs)
Veteran Peer to Peer support group for veterans experiencing substance abuse.
1136 De La Vina St. at Anapamu
For more information: Christina Grabowsky [email protected];

Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation (Wednesdays @1800 hrs)
(2nd Wednesday) Road trip
(all other Wednesdays) Cody's Cafe, 4898