Vol. 12, No. 12 – Mar 13 – Mar 26, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photography Community will host award-winning travel photographer Sharon Lobel in a presentation entitled “All About Travel Photography and More” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai CA. The OPC welcomes the public to attend these free events.

Lobel will share her “Suitcase for Success.” She will cover her best tools and tricks in the field, as well as how to pack camera gear using simple tools. For anyone planning a trip this year, or even just dreaming about one, Lobel’s presentation will inspire them to dig deep into their passion and discover what motivates them to become a successful travel photographer.

In the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County, she was named twice as Nature Photographer of the Year. She is a double international silver medalist with the Professional Photographers of America. Her energy and enthusiasm spill over into a workshop and adventure business that she co-founded, called “Image Adventures.”

For more information and images, go to https://sharonlobelphotography.co

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, March 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for her Mid-Month Devotional Retreat, this time devoted to “Becoming Your Own Best Friend.”

This gathering is about tapping into true and essential nature through meditation, sharing, wisdom talks, inspiration, quiet walks in nature and sacred music. Randee Vasilakos, RScP, assists and anchors our morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road, People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.

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.

The Ojai Valley chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, to host two screenings and a discussion of the 2014 documentary film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.

This free community film screening is being offered in celebration of Women’s History month. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation. It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference, and leadership that arose in the women’s movement.

Florencia Ramirez will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, to deliver a presentation on her book Eat Less Water. Ramirez is a trained researcher at the University of Chicago’s School of Public Policy.

By 2030, experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet will not have enough water, a situation expected to result in the deaths of millions and an unprecedented rise in military conflicts. Award-winning author and water activist, Florencia Ramirez, believes that change can happen if conservation efforts focus on the 70 percent of freshwater flowing to the fields and ranches that grow food.

Events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. 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.

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