Vol. 13, No. 7 – Jan 1 – Jan 14, 2020 – Ojai News & Events

Paul Jenkin, Ventura Campaign Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation, will visit the Ojai Library at 6pm on Wednesday, January 15, to present a special lecture titled “Community Resilience in the Face of a Changing Climate.” The Surfrider Foundation is an international environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Join Paul as he describes the ongoing efforts to restore the beach at Surfers’ Point in Ventura and remove Matilija Dam from the Ventura River. Since 1994, Paul has worked to restore the coast and watershed in Ventura, California, where he lives.

Author Rick Tuber will visit the Ojai Library at 1 pm on Saturday, January 18,to deliver a talk on Film Editing, Writing, and “Noirmedy.” Tuber will be discussing and answering questions about his three books and will also talk about his long career in film editing and what made him become a writer at the age of 60—it turns out that both professions are all about story telling!

Rick Tuber is an American author and film editor. He attended California State University, Northridge, and has been working in film since the 1980s, earning a Primetime Emmy award and an ACE (American Cinema Editors) award for best editing for a drama.

These events are 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 Ave. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

On February 8, the Lola Haag Jazz Quartet will return to the Ojai Underground Exchange. Featured in the quartet are Jimmy Calire, Danny Young, and David Hunt. They will perform “A Salute to Tony Bennett,” a combination of classic jazz standards and favorites. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 805-340-7893. The Ojai Underground Exchange is located at 1016 West Ojai Avenue.

Chamber On The Mountain will present the Grigoryan Brothers, Guitar Duo, on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo. Hailed by the Adelaide Review, “The Grigoryan Brothers’ name is shorthand for a mastery of the guitar.”

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.

Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com.

Poppies Art and Gifts will hold its monthly book club meeting Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. The first selection for 2020 will be “Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo” by Stephanie Storey.

The art history thriller focuses on the rivalry between the two artists – the established master Leonardo and emerging artist Michelangelo — in early 16th-century Florence, Italy.

All adults are welcome to the free event. Light refreshments will be served.

Poppies is at 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, next to Java & Joe Specialty Coffee, Tea and Gifts. For more information, visit poppiesartandgifts.com.

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