Vol. 10, No. 11 – March 1 – March 14, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

Dan Maher will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 to deliver a talk titled “Thinking Like a Mountain Lion: Learning to Live with Wild Neighbors.” Maher is from CSU Channel Islands (CI), and is the second speaker in this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Recent human-wildlife conflicts in the Santa Monica Mountains highlight definite changes in the way “fringe dwellers” relate to shared space. This talk provides a brief summary of the conflicts mentioned, their historical context, and findings from an ongoing study of related issues.

CSU Channel Islands hosts dozens of free public lectures at libraries throughout Ventura. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Opera Santa Barbara will present two performances in its series of Free Noontime Concerts at the Ojai Library on the second Thursdays of March and May. Each concert will begin at noon in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces, all accompanied by piano.

Calling all photographers: share images of the Ojai Valley! The Ojai Valley Museum and the Ojai Art Center Photography Branch are jointly promoting a photo contest, in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the transformation from Nordhoff to Ojai, and the 50th anniversary of the museum. Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit photo that highlight the diversity of life in the valley, especially the people, places and events that make the valley a special place to live and visit. There is also a historic category for vintage images take by you or a family member.

There are seven categories, each with a $100 first prize. Up to seven images in each category will be exhibited at the Ojai Valley Museum. Photographs will be added to the permanent collection of the museum.

Categories include people, youth, places, nature, events, architecture and historic.

Images should be submitted online at OjaiACPhoto.org/ojai-photo-contest.html.  Or see link and flyer on the museum’s website, OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

Photo contest winners will be announced Saturday, April 8th at the free Centennial Jubilee Picnic in Libbey Park, from 10am-2pm.

Ventura County Library’s READ Adult Literacy Program is proud to announce a new program location opening March 1st at the Ojai Library. The READ program provides free help with reading and writing for English speaking adults. Tutors will be available for free one-to-one tutoring from 5pm to 7:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. New students are always welcome.

The READ program is also looking for adult volunteers who would like to help other adults improve their reading and writing skills. No teaching experience is required and the training is free. At the conclusion of training, tutors will meet one-to-one with an English speaking adult learner for a few hours each week.

The READ program has tutoring sites throughout Ventura County. For additional information visit the library’s website: www.vencolibrary.org/read or call the READ office at 805-677-7160.

The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.

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