Vol. 12, No. 20 – July 3 – July 16, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Certified music therapist JAB will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, to present a free preview of his upcoming series on child development through music therapy, Empowering Lives through Music.

Empowering Lives through Music consists of weekly sessions for groups of 2-3 year old children, and uses evidence-based activities to foster and hone child development skills such as socialization, impulse control, pre-literacy, gross and fine-motor skills, and more. Paired with live music, movement, instruments, and toys, this group is certain to entertain and educate!

Sessions are led by JAB, a certified music therapist (MT-BC) with a master’s degree in composition. He has performed across the US and Europe and his compositions have been broadcast in over 120 countries. He will be releasing his first album of children’s music “Rock Your Tots!” in late summer.

This event is 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.

Broadway actors Peter Strauss, Jean Smart, and Michael Nathanson have a gift for Ojai theatergoers: they’re bringing Bruce Graham’s play The Outgoing Tide to the Matilija Auditorium for a staged reading July 20. There’s the gift of their talent and then the second gift they’re making is to the Ojai Art Center Theater, the recipient of all the ticket receipts.

The three-character play is being presented by the Ojai Performing Arts Theater (OPAT) for one performance only. Emmy-winner Strauss wants to do the play in his hometown because he has seen how moved and cheered audiences are by the play. He knows this because he has appeared in the role of Gunner in two productions in New York and one in Wilmington.

This one-night benefit performance will be July 20 at Matilija Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.OjaiTheater.org or purchased by phone at 310-497-2248. The prices are $55 general admission and $75 for preferred seating and gala reception afterward to meet the cast. Buy early as this benefit is expected to sell out.

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