Vol. 11, No. 26 – Sept 26 – Oct 9, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, October 11. The concert will begin at 12 p.m. in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Professor of Mathematics Jason Miller will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, to deliver a presentation titled “Bats of the Channel Islands: Using Mathematics to Protect our Elusive Nocturnal Neighbor.” Miller comes from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Friends of the Ojai Libraries invite you to their Annual Ojai Day Weekend book sale to be held in the parking lot of the Ojai Library on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of books featuring an assortment of hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction will be on sale. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation For further information visit the website www.ovlff.com.

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.

Choosing Gentleness: Opening Our Hearts to All the Ways We Feel and Are in Every Moment. Reading, book signing, Q & A and discussion with local author, psychologist and women’s gatherings host, Robyn L. Posin, Ph.D. Monday evening October 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St. Contact [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

Robyn’s book questions and reframes current ideas about forgiveness, gratitude, anger, procrastination, selfishness and how growth actually unfolds.

forthelittleonesinside.com and compassionateink.com.

Villanova Preparatory School is honored to host Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest, best-selling author, and founder of Homeboy Industries on Tuesday, October 2. Fr. Boyle’s transformational work in building the world’s largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program continues to serve as a social model of hope and healing.

California Coastal Horse Rescue (CCHR) in Ojai, will host its Annual Octoberfest Saturday, October 13, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Ranch at 600 West Lomita Ave.

The community is invited to this event, which includes a beer and wine garden, live music, SoCal Comfort Food Truck, games and activities for children, and, of course, the stars of the day – the CCHR horses.

An all-volunteer, non-profit organization, CCHR’s mission is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses and provide them with a second chance at living healthy, happy and productive lives. The cost for this event is $10 per person. Kids under 6 are free

On Monday, October 29, the Ojai Art Center Literary Branch welcomes David Mellon who will talk about his transition from painting to writing, how he got his novel published, as well as doing a reading from that novel. The Literary Salon begins at 7:00 PM in the Ojai Art Center Gallery and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

It was when he discovered the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program that his literary aspirations were ignited.  His first book, Silent, was nominated for the 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize

The public is welcomed on October 29, 7:00 p.m. in the Ojai Art Center Gallery for David Mellon’s talk followed by a reception and book signing. $5 donation at the door.

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