Vol. 12, No. 23 – Aug 14 – Aug 27, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Author Gabrielle Glancy will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019, to present a special talk, “Navigating the College Process, the Honest and Worry-Free Way.” Glancy will speak on navigating what has become a very complicated college admissions process and getting you into the school of your dreams.

She is the Founder and Director of New Vision Learning, Series Editor of Best College Essays, an avid blogger, and the author of a forthcoming book on this subject. To learn more about how to write that all-important college essay or how to navigate the process, visit Glancy’s blog at www.newvisionlearning.org and join the conversation.

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.

Ojai Raptor Center, (ORC) a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of birds of prey and other wildlife, and to educating communities about wildlife and our shared environment. ORC receives no federal funding and runs entirely on donation.

For the entire month of September, the Ojai Raptor Center will be holding an art show at the Ojai Arts Center. Proceeds from all art sales will go towards supporting the ongoing work of ORC. There will be an opening reception held on Saturday, September 7th from 2-4PM where cocktails will be served and some of ORC’s unreleasable ambassador Raptors will be present to greet guests.

Please Visit www.ojairaptorcenter.org for more info or email ojairaptorcenter@gmail.com.

Cool down in mid-August with Carl Volpe in his presentation, “Shooting in the Cold and Snow,” hosted by the Ojai Photography Community on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St. The OPC invites the public to this free event.

Volpe is a travel photographer who has logged trips to over 35 countries. During the fall and winter of 2018/ 2019, he was shooting in Yellowstone, Alaska and Antarctica, so his experience with cold weather photography is very recent.

For more information and images, go to http://www.carlvolpephoto.com/

The Ojai Photography Community, which is devoted to inspiration, camaraderie and education, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Monthly free presentations are part of the group’s community service and education outreach. http://www.ojaiphotographycommunity.com/index.html

School may be back in session for children, but adults also can expand their literary smarts. Holly Woolson and Peggie Williamson will host a new book club at Poppies Art and Gifts beginning Sept. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

September’s book selection is “The Moon and Sixpence.” W Somerset Maugham’s novel is loosely based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin.

All adults are welcome to the free event.  Simply read the book and bring a chair.  Light refreshments will be served.
323 E. Matilija StFor more information, call the store at 805-798-0033.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, August 18, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for her Mid-Month Devotional Retreat, which will explore “Freedom Through Forgiveness.”

People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend. Randee Vasilakos, RScP, assists and anchors the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

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.

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