Ojai Raptor Center, (ORC) a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization 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.
On Sunday October 29 ORC will open its doors to the public for their annual Fall Open House; a rare opportunity to meet the non-releasable “ambassador” raptors, and tour the Center that is otherwise closed to the public year-round due to the sensitive nature of wildlife in rehabilitation.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet a variety of hawks, falcons, and owls up close. There will be back-to-back stage presentations and a number of fun activities for children A silent auction will be held along with a chance to win a release of a rehabilitated raptor with ORC staff. There will be a five dollar suggested donation per person with children under ten admitted for free. This is a dog-free event. Handicapped parking will be available. Additional parking will be located 1 mile from the Center with a shuttle running every 10 minutes, follow signage. Visit www.ojairaptorcenter.org for more information.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, the Ojai Library will host a screening of the documentary film Divided We Fall. After the screening there will be a discussion facilitated by members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
Divided We Fall is the first film about the 2011 Wisconsin Uprising to present a critical perspective on the movement that inspired workers around the world. This event is free and open to the public. 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.
Join Rev. Karen for a half-day retreat at Meditation Mount on Saturday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., when the morning will be devoted to touching down into inner peace.
Rev. Karen says. “We are here to discover the true nature of our being—which is eternal love that nothing can damage or destroy.”
The morning will include quiet contemplation, wisdom talks, sacred music, and peaceful walks on the beautiful grounds. Randee Vasilakos, registered Science of Mind Practitioner, will be available to assist with prayers.
The retreat is by donation; $10 is suggested. Meditation Mount is located at 10340 Reeves Road. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com.
Chamber On The Mountain will debut its 2017-18 season on Sunday, September 24, with an exciting concert combining the artistry of flutist Jill Felber, pianist Dianne Frazer, and COTM’s own Heidi Lehwalder, on harp. The concert begins at 3:00 at Logan House, adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. Reservations are $25 and a “Meet the Artists” reception follows the performance. For tickets and more information visit http://chamberonthemountain.com/reservations.html.
Villanova Preparatory School is hosting its 6th Annual Ojai Valley College Fair on Monday, September 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Villanova Preparatory School invites all local high school students and their parents to attend. At the conclusion of the College Fair, breakout sessions will take place from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.