Vol. 10, No.1 – Oct 11 – Oct 24, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

Rev. Karen Wiley will offer her monthly half-day retreat at Meditation Mount on Saturday, October 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topic will be “Discovering the ‘Authentic Self’ within.”

“We have the power within us to create the lives of our dreams,” Rev. Karen says, “but all the preparation takes place within the silence of our own soul.”

The morning will include quiet contemplation, wisdom talks, sacred music, and peaceful walks on the beautiful grounds. Randee Vasilakos, registered Science of Mind Practitioner, will be available to assist with prayers for personal healing. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend. The retreat is by donation; $20 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.

The Ojai Photography Club will feature photographer Joshua Curry as its guest presenter for October. The free event, “Defining Your Style,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2017, in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St.

Curry is a full time professional photographer working in the fields of editorial and commercial photography. Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. The general public is always welcome to attend.

The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for critique. More information is available at: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/

Actor, playwright, and scholar Stephanie Satie will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 to perform her solo play Coming to America: Transformations. This performance depicts a gallery of women whose lives have been transformed, first by extraordinary events in their country of birth, and then by their response to America.

The first in her family to be born in America, Satie was always hungry for a sense of her history. Neither her mother’s nor her father’s family ever spoke of “the old country.” This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian 218-9146.

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

The Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation and its book store, Twice-Sold Tales, invites you to its Annual Ojai Day Weekend Book Sale. Hundreds of books will be on sale at prices that range from 50c to $2.00! Come and browse the huge assortment of subjects, including fiction, religion, history, gardening, cookbooks and a large assortment of children’s books at these incredibly low prices! Dates for the sale are Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22nd in the Ojai Library Parking lot and patio, 111 East Ojai Ave.

All proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends of the Ojai Library for the special programs offered to the community at the three Ojai Libraries. For further information, visit http://www.ovlff or check out the OVLFF Facebook page.

Owners Jody James and Janine Ames, formerly of Stir Crazy coffee, have created a local gathering place for artists and craftspeople. The gallery will be a place to experience great art, Ojai friendliness and fun events. Grassroots Gallery will occupy the space next to Java and Joes at 323 E. Matilija.

Artists and craftspeople in Ventura or Santa Barbara counties that wish to apply can send 3 pictures of their work to grassrootsgallery1@gmail.com. Please be sure to include contact info.

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