Vol. 12, No. 6 – Dec 19, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Ojai author Elizabeth Rose will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, to deliver a presentation of her new book From The Fire which reflects on the Thomas Fire, co-authored with Deva Temple.

From The Fire is a book about hope and connection and the coming together of the Ojai community as well as a book about the devastation and trauma of the Thomas Fire. This book is a collection of photographs, writings, art, and reflection—entirely from members of the Ojai Community—that document the fire experience from the flames into the ashes to the regrowth on our land as well as within the community.

Elizabeth Rose will discuss the making of this book—from the interviews with over 45 community members to the process of culling through over 900 photograph submissions to sharing her experience meeting with so many Ojai community members.

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.

The Ojai Women’s Fund (OWF) proudly names the 13 organizations selected to receive $105,000 in 2018 community grant awards, which honor and support Ojai Valley nonprofits that serve local arts, education, environment, health, and social service projects. All funds were raised this year through OWF member donations and a Wilson Family Fund grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF).

The Ojai Women’s Fund will honor its 2018 grant recipients and celebrate good works in Ojai at a Grantee Gala Celebration, Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. All are welcome; please check OWF’s website at www.ojaiwomensfund.org for further information.

Now in a third year of local philanthropy, the Ojai Women’s Fund has already created substantial community impact by raising and awarding $229,000 to Ojai Valley nonprofits. OWF warmly welcomes all women of the Valley share the joy of local giving through OWF membership. Visit www.ojaiwomensfund.org to learn much more.

December 21 is Third Friday in Ojai. Every month the Ojai Valley Museum, galleries, and shops plan something special. Third Fridays in Ojai is an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy the village during special early evening hours. Every month provides you with a little different experience. Standout experiences in December include an exhibition opening reception, live music, and lots of sales.

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