Vol. 12, No. 21 – July 17 – July 30, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, July 21, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for her Mid-Month Devotional Retreat, this month celebrating “Happy Independence Day!”

“You are a genius creator,” Rev. Karen says, “and if you don’t like your life, you can change it by changing your own inner dialog. In doing so, you will free yourself from limiting beliefs and circumstances and begin to see that you have the power to create a new way of being in the world!

The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road, Ojai. 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 Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Thollem McDonas, an internationally renowned pianist, keyboardist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher. Thollem will play pieces from his recent solo piano album, Meeting at the Parting Place, as well as an electric piece titled 13 Billion Years To Tomorrow that integrates the concepts from new scientific discoveries. Thollem will be joined by Ojai artist Emily Hay, a flutist, vocalist and pianist who incorporates the complexity of contemporary classical technique with the spontaneity and experimentation of free improvisation.

The performance will take place in Logan House at the Center on Saturday, July 20th at 7 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available on the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts website, by reservation at 805-646-3381, as well as at the door. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is located at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road in upper Ojai.

Anyone who likes to dance is invited to attend a DJ Dance Party at the Ojai Valley Museum this month.

Dance to music by DJ Matriarchy on the museum’s outdoor patio. The set list is sure to include some favorite songs. The DJ will get everyone on their feet and onto the dance floor for a fun evening.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to enjoy a hot summer night under the stars at the Ojai Valley Museum.

The event is Saturday night, July 27 from 7:30-9:30pm. Admission is $5 at the door and free for museum members.

The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Ave; 805 640-1390. For more information, please visit OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

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