Vol. 12, No. 17 – May 22 – June 4, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Library is a planning a community-driven art project to create a puppet for the Fourth of July Parade! All ages are welcome; little ones (age 7 and younger) require adult supervision.

This group will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on Sunday, May 19. Supplies and tools will be provided. This event is made possible through a grant from the City of Ojai Arts Commission.

Local author John Darling will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, to present a special talk, Inside the Mind of an Author. Darling has been writing since the 1970s, and has published numerous short stories, poems, and magazine articles.

He has five books available on Amazon (including a cookbook). A complete list of these books and more information can be found on his author website: http://johndarlingauthor.com/.

Thirteen-year-old author Micaela Ellis will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, to speak about her book, Autism Over the Years: A Twelve Year Old’s Memoir. Micaela will share her perspectives on life as a kid with autism.

Micaela hopes to educate others on some of the challenges that people with autism might face and share the many opportunities that are available to children like her.

These 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.

 

On Saturday, May 25, Kaufer will lead a private tour of the Taft Gardens & Nature Preserve, operated by the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF), in the mountains above Lake Casitas west of Ojai.

The group will meet at Maricopa Plaza in Ojai between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. for a carpool to reduce the number of cars on the private road to the garden.

Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a beautiful setting after the tour. The plan calls for having some cars leave at 12:30 p.m. to arrive back at Maricopa Plaza by 1 p.m. for those not staying for lunch.

The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62-up, and $10 for students 13-17. Kids 5-12 can attend free, one per adult, pending request and approval.

To register for this Herb Walk, visit HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281.

Awakening the Artist Within, a six-week creativity course, will take place Tuesdays, June 18 to July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Poppies Art and Gifts, 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai.

Instructor Holly Woolson, M.A., is an Ojai professional artist and educator.

Cost is $240 for six sessions, all materials provided. Space is limited. Reserve a spot at 805-798-0033, poppiesartandgifts@yahoo.com, or at Poppies from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.

Hans-Joachim Roedelius will be performing at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 pm. He will take part in a panel discussion, sharing his processes and techniques, at 2 pm the same day.

Tickets for the performance, which is being presented with support from the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, are $25, with the panel discussion $20. Those who sign up for both at $40 will receive a one-year membership to the Center.

For more information, visit www.beatricewood.com/roedelius_festival.html.

The Humane Society of Ventura County’s annual Open House & Birthday Bash will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HSVC Shelter, located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai. For more information, call 805-646-6505 and our pet page.

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