Vol. 13, No. 4 – Nov 20 – Dec 3, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, November 24, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for her Mid-Month Devotional Retreat, which this month will explore “Gratitude as a way of life!”

Join her for a retreat devoted to meditation, sharing, wisdom talks, quiet walks in nature, and sacred music. 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. Rev. Karen is the author of Into Me See: A Book for Daily Inspiration, available on Amazon and her website.

Chamber On The Mountain is thrilled to present the dynamic and powerful combination of the internationally renowned Arianna String Quartet and the brilliant artistry of pianist, Michele Levin, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm. The performance will take place at Logan House (at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts) in Upper Ojai. Audience members are invited to stay and meet the artists at a reception following the performance.

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Formed in 1992, the Arianna String Quartet garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

Evan A. Graham Arango  will visit the Ojai Library at  3pm on Saturday, November 30, 2019, to speak about regenerative farming and his own garden project, called  “Ojai Roots.”

Evan’s passion for growing plants began through urban gardening in his small backyard in Los Angeles while attending law school. He learned how to utilize garden space by growing vertically, trellising plants, and maximizing square footage. In April 2019, Evan started Ojai Roots, a small no-till market garden, on his family’s property in Ojai. Many of the themes he learned through urban gardening remain present at Ojai Roots.

Through his work on the farm, Evan hopes to promote the goal of bringing food production back to a sustainable local scale while reconnecting people with the food they eat. Evan is also passionate about experimenting with different regenerative crop production techniques. Evan plans to grow Ojai Roots into a small regenerative farm while using his legal training to advocate for regulations and policies that promote sustainable food production on a local and global scale.

In addition to feeding friends and family, Ojai Roots sells produce to two chefs and a grocery store.

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 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

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