Vol. 11, No. 8 – Jan 17 – Jan 30, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Valley Museum is planning a week-long trip to Toledo and Chicago to attend the 200th anniversary of Libbey Glass. The trip will leave from LAX on Thursday, May 3 and return on Thursday, May 10. Space has been reserved for 24 persons on a first-come first-served basis. The cost including transportation, accommodations, admissions, and estimated meals is $2,100 per person roundtrip.

A preliminary meeting for those who might be interest will be held at the Ojai Valley Museum on Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30p.m. For further information please contact Tony Thacher at tthacher@aol.com.

Chamber On The Mountain is pleased to present their first performance of the new year with the internationally renowned ensemble, Trio Valtorna, on Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 pm. Performance will take place at Logan House in Upper Ojai. Trio Valtorna brings exceptional chamber music to appreciative audiences, with a repertoire that includes both classic and contemporary works,

Shirley Waxman will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, to deliver a talk entitled “POP Art and the American Dream.” Ms. Waxman comes from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

In the years following World War II, the United States enjoyed an unprecedented period of economic and political growth which led to an explosive change in our culture.

This talk explores the works of the most celebrated American Pop artists, including Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Wayne Thiebauld, who all boldly experimented with new media and the American Dream.

Local author Fred Whitman will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, to read from his new book The Ghost of Saddle Mountain. This is Whitman’s debut novel, inspired by the eleven years he lived in San Francisco and enjoyed the live music scene that still thrives there.

Whitman’s youth spent exploring and building tree forts in the canyon behind his home instilled in him an appreciation for nature and the miracles of life. Those interested in his work as a sculptor can see more at www.fredsrockart.com.

Bonnie Landau will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, to deliver a talk entitled “Calming the Hyper Child: Practical Tools for School and Home.” Mrs. Landau is an Ojai resident, author, and consultant for parents whose kids struggle to learn in traditional settings.

There are many reasons kids find it hard to be calm. Bonnie will provide information on why children are hyper or over-stimulated, and she will discuss practical examples of calming techniques.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at 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.

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