Vol. 12, No. 15 – Apr 24 – May 7, 2019 – Ojai News and Events

MediCannaCon the Ojai Medical Cannabis Conference on May 4, 2019, will present current information to health professionals and the general public

Presented by the Ojai Herbal Symposium and Sespe Creek Collective, the conference is intended for health professionals as well as those of the general public who would like to be informed by the latest science on the subject of medical cannabis. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Avenue.

For information and registration, visit OjaiHerbal.org or call 805-646-6281.

Ojai chef and author Randy Graham has a new book, Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook. It is available on Amazon for $14.95.You will find recipes for a panko encrusted Portobello burger, a balsamic and garlic glazed mushroom kabobs and recipes that wet your whistle. All, except for the drinks, are for your gas or charcoal grill.

A pop-up art gallery featuring works by local artists Susan Griffin – artist, chef and teacher; Gretchen Greenberg – painter, sculptor and mask maker; Mariana Periano – award-winning figurative artist; and Tom Hardcastle – nationally renown pastel and oil painter; will be held at Delilah Salon in downtown Ojai only Saturday, June 29th. The opening reception is Friday night, June 28th, 7-9 p.m., light refreshments will be served. Come by to meet the artists and view their latest works.

Delilah Salon, 323 Matilija St.

Fourth-generation Ojai Valley author John Selby will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2 to deliver an informal talk on his new novel, Murrieta’s Leap.

Murrieta’s Leap takes place in 1961 and is inspired by local Ojai stories and Chumash myths that Selby’s grandfather told him 60-70 years ago as the author was growing up on the Selby Ranch

He can be reached at johnselby24@gmail.com.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will visit the Ojai Library to host a screening of the 2006 documentary A World without Water. The screening will be accompanied by group discussion. Filmmaker Brian Woods asks the question, “Is water a human right, or a commodity to be bought and sold?”

Author Kimberly Davis Basso will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, to present her inspirational book, I’m a Little Brain Dead. Basso’s book is a thoughtful and humorous take on her experience as a stroke survivor.

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.

Chamber On The Mountain presents the Busch Trio on Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 pm. Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio has emerged as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation.

Celebrating its Sixth Season, the chamber music series brings internationally recognized musicians to Happy Valley in Upper Ojai – home of the Besant Hill School, the Happy Valley Cultural Center, and the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. For more information visit www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com.

Villanova Preparatory School will host its annual Wildcat Classic golf tournament on Monday, May 6 to raise funds to support athletic programs.

The event will be held at the Ojai Valley Inn. It will include lunch, an 18-hole scramble, and dinner with an awards ceremony. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and tee-off is at 12 p.m.

Villanova’s Wildcat Classic golf tournament is part of the annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support all athletic programs; to provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for student athletes.

“We are thrilled to bring the Wildcat Classic back to the Ojai Valley Inn,” Head of School, Nancy O’Sullivan, said. “The golf tournament is a wonderful event to gather the community together for a great cause.”

For more information on the golf tournament, please contact the Development Office at 805-646-1464 or visit: http://villanovaprep.org/golf

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