Vol. 10, No. 2 – October 26 – November 8, 2016 – Ojai News & Events

Villanova Prep is honored to host Emmanuel Sekiyoba, economics instructor and international consultant, to address the students as part of a Project Africa presentation. Mr. Sekiyoba will be Villanova’s guest in the theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26.

Mr. Sekiyoba was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and at an early age learned to appreciate the importance of hard work and the value of education. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1991 and is currently an economic instructor at the West Los Angeles College and also works with the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching mathematics.

Mr. Sekiyoba is the coordinator of the Congolese Community of Southern California.

Catherine Ann Jones, award-winning playwright, author, and screenwriter  will read from and sign her new book, Freud’s Oracle – a one-person play about the American poet Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961) and her relationship with Sigmund Freud.  H. D.  The themes are the travesty of war and the triumph of the individual.  A reception follows the book signing.  Suggested donation $5.  The Ojai Art Center -113 S. Montgomery St.

The Ojai Film Festival returns for its 17th season, offering the best in independent film and special events that celebrate innovative filmmaking. The festival kicks off with a free screening at Libbey Bowl on November 3, starting at 7:00 PM.

From November 3-13, the Film Festival will present an eclectic mix of narrative, documentary, and animated films as part of its competition screenings, Gold Coast series, and Focus Earth offerings.

On Oct.29, at 5pm  Besant Hill School of Happy Valley invites you to enjoy their 500 beautiful acres to celebrate community with friends and foodies. The dinner is in support of local foodshed awareness and education. It will raise funds for Besant Hill’s sustainable agriculture program, and Food for Thought Ojai: the Ojai Healthy Schools Program.

The evening will also include music under the stars. The tickets are $150 (only $49 for faculty and staff members of any Ojai school) and can be purchased online at www.besanthill.org. Besant Hill School of Happy Valley is located at 8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road.

At 85 years old, Tab Hunter is one of the few remaining stars to witness Hollywood’s transformation from the studio system of its Golden Age to the American New Wave of the 1970s and its current incarnation as the epicenter of celebrity culture.

Hunter will appear with his long-time partner and producer Allan Glaser after a showing of the hit film Tab Hunter Confidential on Saturday, November 5,  from 5:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The movie will be followed by an intimate Q&A with the Film Festival audience moderated by Stuart Crowner .The screening of Tab Hunter Confidential and the Q&A will take place at the OjaiArtCenter

Join Rev. Karen at Meditation Mount, on Saturday, October 29, from 9:30 am to 12:30, and open the mind, heart and body to the Ultimate Mystery.

The retreat is by donation; $10 is suggested. Meditation Mount is located at 10340 Reeves Road. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com.

OjaiCARES, Ojai’s cancer resource center, welcomes the prestigious Dr. Oscar Streeter, Jr. Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Dr. Cyrus Rafie, Ph.D, Medical Physicist from Santa Monica’s Center for Thermal Oncology. The esteemed doctors will present on Personalized Medicine 101 & Understanding Hyperthermia.

The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road in Ojai is on Saturday, October 29, from 11 to 2 pm. This and all OjaiCARES programming is free of charge.Visit ojaicares.org or call 646-6433 for more information.

On Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11, the Mitz-Khan-A-Khan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with join with the Ojai American Legion Post #482, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Ojai Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #11461 to honor our veterans.  Festivities will take place at the American Legion Hall, 843 East Ojai Ave.

The American Legion Auxiliary #482 will be serving a delicious breakfast from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Breakfast is free to all Veterans, and costs $4.00 for all others.

Any reader who wishes to honor a veteran by adding him or her to the “Wall of Remembrance” posters should contact Nancy Hill at 805-302-6093, or e-mail photos and information to pattibagley@gmail.com.

 

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