Vol. 11, No. 16 – May 9 – May 22, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photo Club will feature photographer Scott Miles as its presenter for May. The free event, “The Scientific Photographer,” will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St.

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 critique. More information is available at: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/

Jill Santos will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, to deliver a presentation on local non-profit Food Forward. Santos is an avid outdoor adventurist who moved to Southern California in 2007.

Food Forward rescues fresh, wholesome produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue more than 300,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from backyard fruit trees, orchards, farmers markets, and wholesale warehouses. These fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 300 hunger relief agencies across eight counties in Southern California.

On Sunday, May 20th, Ojai Jazz Concerts will feature Mitchell Forman on piano, Kevin Axt, on bass, and Steve Haas on drums. The event will be from 7-9 and doors to the Ojai Art Center, at 113 South Montgomery Street, will open at 6:30. Tickets are available at www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

Mitch is an award winning pianist who has recorded multiple albums with Chick Corea, Stan Getz and many others.

Kevin is a 2 time Grammy winning bassist with 19 Grammy Nominations. Steve is an award winning drummer who has recorded albums with Cher, Manhattan Transfer, Mavis Staples and many others.

The Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation (OVLFF) invites you to its Annual Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale on Saturday, May 26, Sunday May 27 and Monday 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be held on the patio and parking lot of the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Avenue. A huge amount of high quality books will be sold at prices that range from 50 cents to $2.00.

All profits from the book store go to providing the three Ojai Libraries, Oak View, Meiners Oaks and downtown Ojai, with revenue to support special programs for children and adults and for the purchase of additional materials and books.

For further information, visit http://www.ovlff or check out the OVLFF Facebook page.

“Visions of Destruction and Rebirth”

A concurrent exhibition hosted at 7 Ojai venues.

Artists often respond to what they see happening around them by creating something. The work can be evocative of a monumental encounter with fate as in the case of the Thomas Fire. The biggest California wildfire of all time summoned an intense, almost spiritual shared experience, and planted a seed for this special exhibit

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