Vol. 10, No. 24 – Aug 30 – Sept 12, 2017 – Ojai News and Events

The Ojai Art Center will present a new exhibit, “Ojai Portraits,” by Ojai artist Sandy Treadwell, from Sept. 2 through Sept. 27 in the Main Gallery. An opening reception will be on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are both free.

The solo exhibit will showcase Treadwell’s portraits featuring a spectrum of local residents, including many familiar faces as well as children and pets.

Enjoy his web link: http://www.sandytreadwellportraits.com

The Ojai Art Center is located at 113 S. Montgomery St. For further information call 646-0117.

On Friday, September 15, 7 to 9 p.m., join the Ojai Valley Green Coalition for a SKYGLOW Project screening and book signing. SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “skyglow” and the Dark Sky Movement that’s fighting to reclaim the night skies.

Held at the Thacher School Milligan Center for the Performing Arts, at 5025 Thacher Rd., suggested donation is $10 (students are free). Information on the SkyGlow event can be found at ojaivalleygreencoalition.org. To learn more about the SkyGlow project go to skyglowproject.com.

CI Professor of Psychology Dr. Christy Teranishi Martinez will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, to deliver a presentation titled “There’s No Time Like Now: Cultivating Mindfulness to Enhance Overall Well-Being.”

The Ojai Storytelling Festival will take place Sept. 7-10 at Libbey Bowl and the Ojai Art Center. The event presents storytellers from around the world in a celebration of the spoken word.

A complete schedule is available online at www.ojaistoryfest.org.

The festival also will present musical concerts with Samite of Uganda and Alan Thornhill. Tickets for individual performances are available at the website: www.ojaistoryfest.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Libby Bowl box office during the festival. For more information [email protected].

Villanova Preparatory School is honored to host fire crews from Ventura County and City Fire Departments to join in the morning memorial prayer service sponsored by the Brock and Morehart families of Ojai on September 7.

Cameron Brock ‘18 has continued the 9-11 flag memorial that his sister, Madeline Brock ’15, initiated with the help of students and family. The public is welcome to drive by and appreciate the memorial put up by the students and athletic team members as part of the Campus Ministry service programs.

Acclaimed Zydeco blues band Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas will headline the 24th Ojai Bowlful of Blues in Ojai’s Libbey Bowl on Saturday, September 16. Ojai’s hometown American roots music festival, founded in 1983, will take place from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. with gates opening at 3:00 p.m.

Also featured at the locally produced, nonprofit benefit concert are Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues, Raw Silk, the Gypsy Blues Band with special guest Bill Flores, Cody LePow, and guest emcee, comedian Denise Carter.

General admission tickets for festival seating are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate and can be purchased online at bowlfulofblues.org. A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are also available. Children 6 and under are free and youth prices (ages 7-15) are $20 at the gate only.

For more information, see event website, bowlfofblues.org, email [email protected] or 836-4665.

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