Vol. 12, No. 13 – Mar 27 – Apr 9, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

BiJian Fan will visit the Ojai Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, to deliver a workshop titled “Words Count in Math.” Dr. Fan teaches math at CSU Channel Islands.

Why does math trouble so many children? It’s the language.

This workshop will address this linguistic hindrance and offer parents remedies to give children a leg-up in arithmetic development.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom(WILPF) will visit the Ojai Library to host a screening of the 2004 documentary Peace One Day. The screening will be accompanied by group discussion.

Activist and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley saw the benefits that just one day of global cease fire could bring, from the possibility of dialogue to the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, and this documentary follows his passionate quest to bring that vision to life.

Associate Professor of English Sean Carswell will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, to deliver a presentation titled “Fresh Eyes on the Femme Fatale.” Carswell is from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

This talk will examine the femmes fatale of classic crime writers like Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Chester Himes, and others as a way of seeing what these characters can teach us about gender, power, and the ever-prevalent male gaze.

CSU Channel Islands hosts dozens of free public lectures at libraries throughout Ventura County as part of this program. The lecturers are experts from numerous departments at CI, including Biology, History, English, Computer Science, Political Science, Performing Arts, and Sociology to name a few.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue. 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 Valley Green Coalition is proud to host the 2019 Ojai Earth Day at Libbey Park on April 20, 2019 from 11am-4pm. The Park offers a beautiful setting perfect for this fun, informative, family-friendly community celebration.

After a year of recovery from the Thomas Fire the local residents are – now more than ever – looking to improve their way of interfacing with the natural environment. The Ojai Earth Day Festival is an ideal way for continuing the conversation about advancing a green, sustainable, and resilient way of life. Just as last year, there will be a variety of engaging interactive activities, demonstrations, dynamic speakers, talented performers, environmentally-friendly exhibitors, and non-profits sharing information about living with a lighter, more compassionate footprint.

Composer/Songwriter Ray Powers, who created Valley of the Moon Suite to honor the Ojai Valley’s gift of incredible nature, will be opening the Stage lineup with his gentle native flute compositions, followed by an opening ceremony by Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie. Then throughout the day there will be a variety of musical performances in between a series of expert speakers.

Special Olympics Southern California have partnered with Villanova Preparatory School to provide an opportunity for Special Olympics Athletics (SOSC) and Swim teams across all of Ventura County to participate in a scrimmage event where they can experience a competition atmosphere in a practice environment. This allows SOSC to record true performance standards for each athlete before they move on to compete in official competitions over the next few months.

The scrimmage event will be at Villanova Preparatory School, located at 12096 North Ventura Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is open to the public.


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