Vol. 11, No. 24 – Aug 29 – Sept 11, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Man of La Mancha opens September 7 and runs for five weekends
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee at 2 pm
Ojai Art Center Theater 113 S. Montgomery Street

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, and people 25 and under at $15
Tickets are available online at www.OjaiACT.org or call to reserve at 805-640-8797.

Weekend passes for individuals are the most economical way to enjoy Ojai Storytelling Festival, Oct. 25-28 in downtown Ojai and are now on sale online at www.ojaistoryfest.org.  The Ojai Storytelling Festival has become one of Ojai’s most popular and entertaining festivals.  An adult pass is $125 until Aug. 31st, $140 there after, Senior passes (age 60+)are $115 until Aug. 31 and then $130 there after. . Tickets for individual performances are also available for purchase   Passes offer festival goers admission to all events except the workshops, and the Naughty Tales event. Over 17 events are included in the weekend package. “Weekend passes are available online at www.ojaistoryfest.org.

Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and special guests James Adams, PhD, of USC School of Pharmacy and plant educator Enrique Villaseñor for a Fall Medicinal Plant Workshop on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be based on Dr. Adams’ ground-breaking pharmacological studies on local native plants as described in his book Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West, co-authored with the late Chumash healer Cecilia Garcia. For information and registration, visit HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281.

Session will take place on the pathways of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Cluff Vista Park and the Ojai Valley Museum’s Chumash Garden,

The afternoon hands-on preparation session will be held at a community kitchen nearby. Dr. Adams, Kaufer, and Villaseñor will demonstrate how to prepare edible and medicinal products from seasonal native plant material .

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.

Running parallel with his academic career, Dr. Adams has worked with the Chumash people since 1998 and studied Chumash healing with Cecilia Garcia for almost 15 years.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie on Sunday, September 9, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Ojai Retreat, to “Tap into the eternal you.” The gathering will be devoted to contemplation, inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sacred songs, and sharing a vision for peace and love on the planet. The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend. Randee Vasilakos, RScP, will assist and anchor the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

The retreat is by donation; $20 is suggested. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com. Rev. Karen is the author of Into Me See: A Book for Daily Inspiration, available on Amazon and her website.

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