Vol. 10, No. 2 – Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2017 – Ojai News & Events

From over 80 submissions, “My Husband, the Dick” emerged as the winner of the second annual Ojai Film Festival Screenplay Competition. It is about a struggling mystery author who is writing a novel based on her fiancé detective’s big murder case. A live read of the entire script will be presented on Sunday, November 5 at 2 pm in the Ojai Art Center Gallery. Ojai director, Larry Swerdlove, will direct area actors for the table read.

On Sunday October 29th, Topa Mountain Winery will host the 10th Annual Concert Fundraiser for local nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids (SHK) to support music education programs for orphans, foster and homeless children.

The event will be emceed by actor and radio personality, Hal Sparks and will feature Danny Seraphine of Chicago and Tommy Thayer of KISS, Tony Grant of AZ Yet and SHK Music Director Edward Roth on keys. Also performing will be American Idol top four finalist Jessica Meuse, Italian entertainer, Maria Elena Infantino and a live Facebook broadcast by social media sensation singer Kirsten Collins.

The event will have door prizes, silent auction, food and drinks . SHK’s Personal Enrichment Programs teach essay writing, goal achievement, work ethic, music and art in a one on one format. Visit www.safetyharborkids.org for more information.

Daniel Champagne was described as ‘the finest guitar player of his generation.’ The young Australian born and Nashville based artist spent his early twenties touring the world with the likes of Ani DiFranco. Now with his fourth LP ‘Fault Lines’ set for release Daniel Champagne is on his most extensive tour yet.

Tickets are available at these Ojai locations for $20: Ojai Creates, Serendipity Toys, Ojai Coffee Roasting Company, and Cardinali Brothers Music, or online for $22 (www.ojaiconcertseries.com). Tickets will be $25 at the door, kids 7 to 15 are $10 at the door and youngsters on your lap are free.

Enjoy the last Sunday of Daylight Savings Time on the Horn Canyon Trail in the east end of the Ojai Valley with native plant guide Lanny Kaufer, observing and discussing nature and native plants. This slow-paced walk of about 1 mile round trip will take place on Sunday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The outing is suitable for hikers of all levels of ability who are capable of walking that distance and standing for periods of time.

Some native plants participants can expect to see include California Bay, Black Walnut, Yerba Santa, Black Sage, Coastal Sagebrush, Yucca, and Mugwort.

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 years of age and up, and $10 for students 13-18. Payment can be made by cash or check on the morning of the walk. Kids 5-12 can go free, one per adult, by prior arrangement. Toddlers must be in a carrier. No dogs or smoking, please.

To register visit www.HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with all necessary info during the week before the event.

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