Vol. 13, No. 10 – Feb 12 – Feb 25, 2020 – Ojai News & Events

Attorney H. Frederick Seigenfeld of Seige Law will visit the Ojai Library at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to present a talk centered around protecting your loved ones, yourself, and your assets. The presentation will cover subjects such as advanced healthcare directives, wills and trusts, probate, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

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

The Ojai Photography Community opens its 2020 season of monthly events with “The Bald Eagles of Lake Casitas,” presented by wildlife photographers Sally Carless and Bob Massey on Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana Road. The event is free and the general public is invited to attend.

The bald eagle was chosen as the national symbol of the fledgling United States in 1782, representing strength and freedom. Carless was there on her birthday in 2013 to see the very first eagle chicks. They captivated her heart and from that time on she has observed, photographed and filmed the eagle family.

Massey connected with the Lake Casitas eagles through Carless’s exhibit. Since childhood he had longed to observe bald eagles in the wild and in 2014 his dream became reality.

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. For more information, visit http://www.ojaiphotographycommunity.com/index.html.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., for her Mid-Month Devotional Retreat, this month devoted to an exploration of love.

“Love is the essence of who we are,” Rev. Karen says. “How can we find true love within ourselves? Join her for a beautiful morning to explore the nature of love through meditation, shared insights, revelations, inspiration, sacred stillness, uplifting songs and quiet walks in nature. Randee Vasilakos, RScP, assists and anchors our gathering in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.

The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road. 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.

Join Ojai herbalist and forager Lanny Kaufer on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17, for an Herb Walk and “Stone Soup” Picnic at Euterpe Farms in Ojai. He’ll walk the borders of the farm adjacent to the Ventura River Preserve identifying edible and medicinal plants such as sagebrush, purple sage, white sage, and elderberry. Then he’ll gather the group around an oak wood fire for wild food processing demos and a “stone soup” picnic based on the folk tale of the same name. The soup will be built around a California bay leaf (in place of the stone) and dried creek nettles.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. the group will begin preparing for the picnic which will conclude around 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. The cost is $45 including all materials other than vegetables and herbs contributed to the stone soup.

Please visit the event listing at HerbWalks.com to register or call 805-646-6281 for more information.

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