Vol. 11, No. 17 – May 23 – June 5, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Join Totally Local VC’s Agricultural Education Foundation and California Women for Agriculture to mix, mingle and meet our local farmers, ranchers and Ag leaders.Taste the flavors and libations of Ventura County.

Listen to the amazing sounds of Karen Eden and Cary Park. Bid at a silent auction hosted by the California Women for Agriculture for their scholarship fund. Hosted by Totally Local VC, Topa Mountain Winery and California Women for Agriculture.

Over the past ten years Totally Local VC has worked as an advisor for agriculture and culinary arts programs at both high school and college levels.

Thursday, May 24, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The event is free to attend. Wine tastings or bottles are available for purchase. Located at Topa Mountain Winery, 821 W. Ojai Avenue.

Ojai plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead a herb walk and native plant sale at Arroyo Hondo Preserve on Saturday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25. Kids 5-12 are free, by prior arrangement. No dogs or smoking, please. To register or for more information, visit www.HerbWalks.com or 646-6281.

Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy will return to Ojai on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Summer Medicinal Plant Workshop. Based on Dr. Adams’ pharmacological studies on local native plants. For information and registration, visit HerbWalks.com or call 646-6281.

The cost of the workshop is $75 including all materials. Registrants will receive an email during the week prior with all necessary information including directions, what to bring, etc. After the workshop, participants will receive a complete list of all plants that are identified and utilized as well as recipes and other information.

The Ojai Art Center will feature a Literary Branch Salon with author, dancer, and journalist Jennifer Fisher. Her topic will be: From Ballet to Journalism to Academia and Back to Ballet. The event will be on Monday, June 11 at 7 PM. $5 Donation at the door.

For additional information, please contact: Ilona Saari, [email protected]

In continuing its program of recognizing outstanding actors, the Ojai Film Festival presents An Evening with Sally Kellerman on June 3 from 4 to 8 pm at the Ojai Art Center. The event will include a screening of her iconic film “MASH.” Her 60-year career in film, TV and voice-over reflects her versatility as a performer. The Ojai Film Festival is delighted to present the satirical black comedy that brought her nominations for an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

Sally’s monumental break came via director Robert Altman when he hired her, and she created a dusky-voiced sensation out of the aggressively irritating character Major Margaret. Both she and the film were a spectacular success. She went on to do several more Altman classics “Brewster McCloud” and “Welcome to LA.” Her last film was in 2011.

Everyone is welcome to come to this delightful evening of film and conversation. Advance tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door. Visit www.OjaiFilmFestival.com to purchase.

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