Vol. 12, No. 24 – Aug 28 – Sept 10, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Author Kenneth R. Strange Jr. will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, to present a talk centered around his book, It’s Your Camino: One Couple’s 500-mile Pilgrimage Across Spain. This talk will include a slide presentation, readings from the book, and a Q&A session.

Ken is also a private investigator and works as an overseas consultant for NGOs and non-profit organizations. He and his wife, Aurora, have climbed the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney, and Ken has also summited the fourth-highest peak in Mexico, Nevado de Toluca.

Psychology Lecturer Dr. Francisco Magdaleno will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “The Importance of Health & Wellness During Pregnancy.”

Time in our mother’s womb plays a crucial role in our development, and many things are shaped before we are even born. In this talk, Dr. Magdaleno will describe egg development in birds and what the study of bird eggs can teach us about human development.

The Ojai Library’s Fiber Arts & Knitting Club is changing its weekly meeting time to Sundays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with the new schedule beginning on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The group will continue its current Monday evening schedule through the end of August.

The Ojai Library Fiber Arts & Knitting Club is a weekly drop-in group for adults interested in knitting, crochet, and other fiber crafts. Participants are encouraged to bring their current project with them. The group practices knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and more.

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, September 7th, 2019, the community is invited to an evening with Dennis Quaid and The Sharks to raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties. Rock the Wish will take place at the beautiful Topa Mountain Winery at 821 W. Ojai Avenue and begins at 5pm. The event opens with local group Girls with Guitars featuring Cindy Kalmenson, Patricia Avis and Natalie Gelman followed by headliner, Dennis Quaid and The Sharks at 6:30pm. There will be an outdoor screening of The Rookie at 8pm. This event is 21 and over will include local food trucks and wine by the glass specials.

Tickets range from $40 – $60 with all ticket proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties and can be found at https://rockthewishojai.eventbrite.com.

For more information regarding Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties, please contact Pattie Mullins at 805-676- 9474.

The Ojai Art Center Literary Branch announces its “80 Words for 80 Years Short Story Contest” to celebrate the Art Center’s 80th Anniversary.  Submissions are accepted August 15 – September 15. All ages are encouraged to participate as there are two age categories, 17 and younger and 18 and older.

A panel of judges will select the winners in each category. Winners will be announced at an Art Center reception on October 14 at 7 p.m. First, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a cash prize and will be asked to read their entries at the reception. Seven honorable mention writers will be chosen in each category, who will also have the honor of sharing their stories at the reception.

The Literary Branch seeks submissions with the following guidelines: Each story must contain exactly 80 words—no more, no less. The submission fee is $10 per entry. All entries must in either .doc or .docx format and entries must be made through the website at https://bit.ly/2Y5qc38.


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