Vol. 11, No. 15 – Apr 25 – May 8, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

“Fire Walk With Us” will be a fire ecology workshop with Richard Halsey and Lanny Kaufer , on Saturday, May 5, in Ojai. Identify and discuss chaparral plants and their responses to the recent fire. Tickets are $55 for adults, $45 for seniors 62-up, and $35 for OVLC members, students 13-18, and fire survivors (those who lost property in the Thomas and Koenigstein Fires). Admission to the afternoon lecture only is $25 for the general public or $15 for OVLC members. Register at HerbWalks.com or call 646-6281.

Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and special guest Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Spring Medicinal Plant Workshop based on his ground-breaking pharmacological studies on local native plants.

The plant identification session will take place on the pathways at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Cluff Vista Park and the Ojai Valley Museum’s Chumash Garden. An afternoon hands-on preparation session will be held at a community kitchen nearby.

The cost of the workshop is $75 which includes all materials. For more information or to register, visit HerbWalks.com, email register@herbwalks.com or call 646-6281.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai is pleased to present a performance by Stephen Inglis, featuring selections from his recent release “Cut the Dead Some Slack”. An accomplished guitarist, Stephen Inglis pushes the slack key guitar into delightful new territory crossing genres and redefining the genre.The event is on Friday, May 11th at 7 pm, and is being presented by Cord International Media Group,

Chamber On The Mountain presents the Zorá String Quartet, an exquisite ensemble of young musicians, on Sunday, May 6, at 3:00 pm. Performance will take place at Logan House in Upper Ojai. Audience members are invited to stay and meet the artists at a reception following the performance.

The Zorá String Quartet leapt to national attention in 2015, after capturing the Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition,.

For more information visit www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com.

On Memorial Day, May 28, at 843 East Ojai Avenue, American Legion will host a Free Breakfast for Vets. Tickets are $4.00 for all others and the event will be from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Libbey Bowl will also feature patriotic music by the British Brass at 11:30. There will be patriotic singers at 12:30 and speakers from 12:35 to 1:00 honoring the fallen.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie on Saturday, April 28, for a morning retreat devoted to “Self-Mastery: Finding Your Own Inner Power.” The gathering will include inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sharing and sacred songs, and take place at The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend. Randee Vasilakos, RScP, will assist in anchoring a consciousness of peace and love.

The retreat is by donation; $20 is suggested. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com.

New York jazz trio the Daniel Bennett Group will visit the Ojai Library at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2to deliver a special noontime jazz concert. Saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at 218-9146.

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