Vol. 16, No. 01 – Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2022 – Ojai News & Events

Ojai ACT approaches election season with Walter Cronkite is Dead, a play about conversation and understanding in politically and culturally divided times. The play runs three weekends only, through October 16.

Written by multi-award-winning playwright Joe Calarco, Walter Cronkite is Dead stars Sindy McKay and Jill Dolan as Patty and Margaret—two strangers forced together for a long night in a public place.

Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. General admission is $20, $18 for students and seniors, and $15 for Art Center members. For Ticket information and group sales call 805-640-8797.

Local author Chip Fraser will visit the Ojai Library at 1pm on Saturday, October 8, 2022, to speak about his books Philosophy of a Dashboard Saint and Looking for Emerald City. This talk will center on being kind and doing good—two concepts we can never have enough of.

California State University Channel Islands Assistant Professor of Art Simon Quiroz will visit the Ojai Library at 1pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, to deliver a talk titled “Coloring Motion Pictures.” This program is part of the CSUCI Library Lecture Series, presented in collaboration with the Ventura County Library.

Along with this talk, two additional Library Lecture Series programs are scheduled for the coming weeks. Colleen Delaney, Ph.D., will deliver a talk titled “Chumash Presence Past and Present” at the Hill Road Library (1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura) at 11:30am on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Finally, Rainer F. Buschmann, Ph.D., will deliver a talk titled “Primitive Art in Civilized Places” at the Ojai Library at 1pm on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

Chamber On The Mountain, a chamber music concert series in presents Anita Graef, Cellist with Louise Chan, Pianist, on Sunday, October 16, 2022, 3:00 pm at Logan House (located at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Upper Ojai). Tickets $30.00 at www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com. Audience members are invited to meet the artists at a lovely outdoor patio reception following the performance.

The show is all music, all the time, with very little dialogue in the evening. “The songs are outstanding and so well-known that they need no introduction,” Camp said. “The song list is lengthy, including such favorites as “Nothing Like a Dame,” “I Can’t Say No,” “My Favorite Things,” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “If I Loved You,” and many more.

“I wanted OPAT to produce a show that celebrates these two giants of musical theater while making us feel glad to be back attending live performances after the pandemic,” said Joan Kemper, Executive Producer at OPAT. Tickets are available soon at www.ojaitheater.org. Prices are $30 for seniors and students and $40 for general admission—telephone orders at 805-640-5814.

After a summer break, walking tours of historic Ojai resume on October 22. Put on your comfortable shoes, bring a friend or family member, and enjoy learning about Ojai as you walk around town.

The Ojai Valley Museum offers walking tours at 10:30 am every Saturday. The 90-minute tours are interesting and informative. Trained docents share stories about the people, places, events, and architecture that shaped Ojai.

Walking Tours of Historic Ojai start at the Ojai Valley Museum. They are offered year-round (except during Ojai’s hottest months). Tickets are $10 per adult, $25 per family, children 6-17 and OVM members are $5 and include admission to the museum all day.

The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Free parking is available behind the museum, off Blanche Street. The Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information, call the Museum at (805) 640-1390, ext. 201, email info@OjaiValleyMuseum.org or visit the museum website at OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

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