Vol. 9, No. 25 – September 14 – September 27, 2016 – Ojai News & Events

Starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 16, , the Ojai Library will be participating in Read an eBook Day, a yearly celebration of modern story telling. This is a day dedicated to promoting the convenience, capability, and excitement digital reading provides. If you’ve never tried reading an eBook before, this is the perfect time to try one out!

Throughout Read an eBook Day, customers can use the hashtag #eBookLove on social media to share how they’re celebrating. More information can be found at readanebookday.com.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, City Librarian, at 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave.

The Ojai Photography Club welcomes the return of Ojai based photographer and guerrilla writer Dean Zatkowsky. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, at Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St.

After 45 years as a hobbyist and semi-professional, Zatkowsky chose to take up photography full time a year ago. Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. Visitors are always welcome to attend.

The club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/.

Saturday, September 17, 9am to noon, join the Ojai Valley Green Coalition in picking up and recording litter from the Ojai Creek running through Libbey Park. Volunteers are asked to sign in at 8:45am at the Libbey Park lower tennis court parking lot.

For full details on this event visit OjaiValleyGreenCoalition.org or call  669-8445.

Ojai Raptor Center, (ORC) a non-profit is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of birds of prey and other wildlife, and to providing educational programs to teach communities about wildlife and our shared environment.

Sunday October 23rd, 2016 ORC will open its doors to the public for a rare opportunity to meet the non-releasable “ambassador” raptors, and tour the Center that is otherwise closed to the public year-round.

A silent auction will be held along with raffles for a chance to release a successfully rehabilitated raptor with ORC staff. The Raptor Store will be open and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

The Ojai Raptor Center Open House requests a $5 donation per person with children under ten admitted for free.  This is a dog-free event.    Visit www.ojairaptorcenter.org for more info.

Mira Monte Elementary School will be hosting the food truck night every first Friday of the month. The event is from 5:00-9:00pm, with a free family movie at 5:30pm. There will be a great line up of trucks participating: Scratch, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Rice Balls of Fire, Cowboy Johns Smoken BBQ, Good to Go Juice, Mister Softee ice cream and shakes and We Bee Poppin Kettle Corn. A portion of the sales will be contributed to the school’s PTO to support special programs and supplies for the students.

Mira Monte Elementary School is located at 1216 Loma Dr.

OjaiCARES welcome the community to the next in their free community-wide Health Ed Series

The Emotional Journey with Dr. Fred Kass..

Join Dr. Fred Kass, MD, Medical Director of Research and Wellness at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic and what he’s learned about the emotional and psychological experience of his clients during his 30+ years in practice.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 15, from 7-8:15 pm. It is free and co-hosted and held at the lovely Ojai Retreat, located at 160 Besant Road.

The “One Act Laugh Tracks” festival at Ojai ACT is celebrating local writers who not only created the plays but helped choose the cast and directors and some even honed their scripts during rehearsals.

There are six unique vignettes ranging from 7 to 30 minutes long, running through Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the Ojai Art Center’s air- and comedy-conditioned theater.

“This series honors the writers among us who are often invisible, unsung and underpaid, but unfettered and unafraid to find humor wherever it occurs,” said Producer John Hankins, who chose the six plays based on only one criteria: “They made me laugh out loud.”

The plays opened on Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 2 at Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St. at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets to the festival are $15 general and $12 for seniors, students and Art Center members; call 640-8797 or visit:











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