Vol. 13, No. 9 – Jan 29 – Feb 11, 2020 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Library will present a series of Monday Matinees weekly beginning on Monday, February 10. Each screening will begin at 11:30am, with six total films, concluding on Monday, March 23. Please note that February 17 is excluded, as the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Catch up on the excitement of awards season as the library screens the nominees and winners for 2020. See these acclaimed movies again or for the first time, and decide which is the best of the bunch!

Joseph “Joe” Lee Suh will visit the Ojai Library at 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, to present a special talk, “New Year, New Business: Start, Grow, Expand, and Recover with the U.S. Small Business Administration.”

Looking to start a new business or to grow, expand, or recover an existing one? As the nation’s go-to resource and voice for small businesses, the SBA provides counseling, capital, contracting, and disaster recovery expertise and assistance for the nation’s 30 million+ small businesses so they can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

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

The Ojai Valley Museum kicks off a new monthly event on Sundays. Family Fun Day Sunday will take place on the last Sunday of every month from 1-3pm. Admission is free. Each month the museum will feature a different family friendly theme. All ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Admission is free to Family Fun Day Sunday. The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Ave; 805 640-1390; OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

The Ojai Studio Artists Second Saturday mini-tours starts on February 8 with five open studios in the Meiners Oaks area of the Ojai Valley. Featured this month are Eilam Byle, new member Eric Dubnicka, Andrea Haffner, Vera Long and Elaine Unzicker. Studios will be open from 10am – 3pm. Admission is free, and the studios are all located within a few miles of each other.

A map for the February 8 mini-tour will be available on the website www.OjaiStudioArtists.org by February 1. Any changes or additions to the list of artists will be posted there.

The Ojai Performing Arts Theater Foundation (OPAT) is pleased to announce that four new members have been added to its board. They are: Stuart Crowner, as Secretary of the board; Richard Camp, as Artistic Director; with Michael Addison and Kathleen Kaiser as Board Members. Crowner has been an OPAT producer for several years, Camp has been Artistic Director, Kaiser assisted with marketing, and Addison has directed Shakespeare plays for OPAT in the past.

On Wednesday, February 5, 7PM, Villanova Preparatory School Wildcats boys basketball team will host their Tri-Valley league game against the Santa Clara High School Saints. Proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation. The idea to create a fundraiser around the game came from Villanova head basketball coach, Eugene Ayala, whose brother was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in June 2019.

Villanova Preparatory School/Clark Gymnasium

12096 N. Ventura Ave. Ojai.

This event is open to the public and will also include dinner, t-shirts, a silent auction, and other items available for purchase.

On January 16, members of the Ojai Women’s Fund, an all-volunteer giving collective, gathered to honor ten local non-profit organizations receiving grants totaling $110,000. Now in its fourth year, the Grants Gala drew a standing-room-only crowd to hear the inspiring stories shared by grant recipients and to celebrate OWF’s ongoing success. Grants were given in five categories, Arts, Education, Environment, Health, and Social Services.



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