Vol. 10, No. 1 – October 12 – October 25, 2016 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai City Council has selected interim city manager Steve McClary as Ojai’s permanent city manager. McClary had been serving as interim city manager since shortly after the resignation of Robert Clark on March 1. The city council voted 4-1 for a three-year contract, with Council Member Betsy Clapp voting no.

“Steve’s leadership skills and knowledge of the Ojai community clearly made him our best choice to be our City Manager,” said Mayor Blatz.

McClary began his service to the City of Ojai as the assistant to the city manager in 2009. He was promoted to the position of Deputy City Manager in 2013. Prior to his tenure in Ojai, McClary served 12 years in the city manager’s office for the City of Fillmore.

Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation has announced that Don Felder, a former legendary guitarist with the Eagles, will be performing at this year’s “At The Bowl” benefit concert on Oct. 22 at Libbey Bowl.

Felder, who played lead guitar with the Eagles for 27 years, originated the music on numerous Eagles milestones and co-wrote their biggest hit – the iconic “Hotel California.” The funds raised by this event will support Community Memorial Health System construction projects – the building a new Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and a new Continuing Care Center in Ojai.General admission tickets and sponsorship packages are available at www.cmhsatthebowl.org.  Or call 667-2881.

The Ventura County Library’s Makerspace Librarian Antonio Apodaca will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016, to deliver a presentation introducing a new eLibrary resource: PressBooks! Also at the Ojai Library, Opera Santa Barbara will return to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, October 13.

The Jewish Community of Ojai invites everyone to celebrate “Blessings,” six leaded-glass windows recently installed in the JCO sanctuary. These leaded-glass panels were commissioned in1993 by the Jewish Museum, New York, from glass artist and sculptor Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend. In 2016, at the artist’s suggestion, they were generously gifted to the Jewish Community of Ojai. Artist Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, and curator Anca Colbert, will discuss the creative process behind the windows, a brief history of stained glass windows and their place in spiritual art.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:30 pm. Dessert and wine reception will follow..

The Ojai Photography Club will host a presentation by photographer and master teacher Christopher Broughton on October 18, at 7:00 p.m. in Ojai’s Kent Hall. “Practicing Seeing,” is based on his experiences in Paris over the past five summers teaching a ten-week study abroad program in photography to Brooks Institute students.  After completing his BA and MS in photography at Brooks Institute, Broughton joined the faculty at Brooks and taught there for twenty years until the recent closure of the school. http://www.christopherbroughton.com

Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service outreach. Visitors are always welcome to attend. The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. For additional information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/

Come join over 100 players in the annual  Villanova Preparatory School golf tournament with a foursome. Come enjoy the Oktoberfest dinner and raffle. Families, friends, alumni, neighbors and public are all welcome! This year, our Wildcat Classic fundraising goal is to raise over $24,000 to use towards athletics and scholarships. Villanova is known for its sense of community and the involvement of its parents and supporters. The event promises to be an excellent opportunity to bring people together for a great cause, and great fun as this year’s event is aligned with Halloween. It will be a screaming good time for all!

Soule Park Golf Course
Friday, October 28
Registration 9:00 a.m. Tee Time 12:00 p.m.
Feast Time 4:30 p.m.

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