Vol. 15, No. 24 – Aug 24 – Sept 6, 2022 – Ojai News & Events

Looking for warm-hearted comedy relief during the dog days of summer? Ojai ACT has Just the Ticket for you. From the pen of prolific playwright Peter Quilter, Just the Ticket is a joyful and ingenious one-woman show starring Ojai actress Lynn Van Emmerik, directed by Tom Eubanks.

Just the Ticket runs through Sunday, September 4. Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. General admission is $20, $18 for students, seniors, and Art Center members. For more information and group sales call 805-640-8797.

Local author Tamara Davis will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Saturday, September 10, to speak about her book, Despite the Buzz. Despite the Buzz is a colorful cautionary tale concerning tech’s toll upon learning, relationships, safety, and wellbeing. The paperback was locally designed and published in Ojai.

The artful story is educational and exciting! A new high school teacher raises awareness about screen use inside her Reflective Writing classroom, but she doesn’t realize the danger lurking.

schools of thought. The realistic and romantic fiction is recommended for readers over 14 years of age. For more info, please refer to despitethebuzz.com.

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

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.

Forget fighting the beach crowds. Come to serene Ojai for a relaxing afternoon of smooth jazz with Grammy-winning performers on Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center. Don’t miss this chance to experience the unique musical blend of Gregg Karukas, Thom Rotella, and Tyler Hammond. Doors open at 1 p.m.. Tickets cost $25 online and $25 at the door. No refunds. Questions? Call: 805-746-0936

Ojai Performing Arts Theater Holds Audition For A Grand Night

“We’re looking for strong singers who can respect and deliver on the incredible songs in a revue we’re calling ‘A Grand Night for Ojai: the Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein.”

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sonshine Room of the Ojai Presbyterian Church, 304 N. Foothill Rd.

Actors are asked to bring sheet music for a song that will demonstrate range and comfort with musical material. Call Stuart Crowner for an audition appointment at (805) 646-9277.

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