Category Archives: Community Events

Vol. 15, No. 17 – May 18 – May 31, 2022 – Ojai News & Events

Renowned quartet Gov’t Mule – led by GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes – will be heading out on a U.S. summer tour supporting their critically acclaimed, chart-topping blues album, Heavy Load Blues. The cross-country outing, incorporating a mix of headlining shows, festival appearances and select multi-band/support dates, will be stopping locally in Ojai on Sunday, June 19 at Libby Bowl. Tickets are on sale now.

The Ojai Art Center is kicking off its 45th annual Art in the Park celebration Memorial weekend on May 28 and May 29, 2022. Unlike last year’s socially distant Art in the Park, 2022, Walking through downtown Ojai’s Libbey Park where over 80 artists will showcase their recent works. 

Last year’s Best of Show, Lungala Nzalamba, returns to Art in the Park. He uses a wax resistant fabric dying technique called batik to create vibrant and relatable images.  

Enjoy the Memorial weekend in Libbey Park. Free admission. Call 805-646-0117 for further information or visit www.ojaiartcenter.org

For 34 years, the Ojai Wine Festival has served as the primary non-profit fundraising effort of the Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation and its numerous philanthropic endeavors. This year, proceeds from the Ojai Wine Festival will benefit local charities including HELP of Ojai, Secure Beginnings, Ojai Unified School District, and support the free Ojai Community Band concerts in Libbey Bowl in July and August. Historically, proceeds from the Ojai Wine Festival have donated more than $1,400,000 to Rotary’s charity efforts around the world. 

This year, event participants of the 34th Annual Ojai Wine Festival can taste wines from all of California’s unique growing regions in one beautiful lakeside location.

For additional information or to purchase tickets for the 34th Annual Ojai Wine Festival, please visit www.ojaiwinefestival.com   

Saturday, June 18th from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

$85 in advance, $105 at the door

Lake Casitas Recreation Area, 11093 Santa Ana Road

Vol. 15, No. 17 – May 18 – May 31, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Many children and teens have experienced the death of a loved one during the pandemic. This is a difficult time for anyone grieving a loss. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program recognizes the value children and teens receive from sharing their grief experience with their peers. Our groups provide support, connection and validation that they are not alone.

The Good Grief Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 pm

The Young Teen Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

If you would like to register a child or young teen for a support group, please contact Stacia Sickle at 805-389-6870 x452 or at ssickle@lmvna.org.

All support groups are free and conducted through Zoom at this time. For more information on the Grief and Bereavement Program, visit LMVNA.org.

The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion on the first and third Tuesday each month. Men of all descriptions are always welcomed to stop in to sample our shenanigans.  Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 or Rick Follenweider at 650-520-1098 can supply details.

May 19: The East Ventura Community Council will meet via zoom on Thursday. Meredith Hart, the city of Ventura’s new Economic Development Manager, will talk about plans within the city’s business community. In addition, Ventura County Ballot Measures A and B will be discussed. Commander Weeks of the Ventura Police Department will share the area crime statistics. The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue, and the public is encouraged to attend and participate. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m., link below. The Zoom link is available on the website, www.eastventura.org. A recording of meeting will be available later at website.

May 19: Join in the fun at our Channel Islands Gulls Fundraising Luncheon and help raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ventura). NAMI is a grassroots, family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. The Luncheon will be on Thursday at Yolanda’s, 86 East Daily Drive, Camarillo. Social hour will be at 11 a.m. and Noon for meeting. Cost: $40 per person – Advance reservations and payment required. For more information, call 263-7759 or cigullsreservations@gmail.com.

May 21-22: The Gold Coast Gem Show is coming to the Ventura County Fairgrounds. I will be featuring 30 dealers, including demonstrators and local Gem and Mineral Societies. Diane Cook, the owner of Daisy’s Rocks and Things, has curated a variety of vendors/dealers who specialize in gems, minerals, and fossils. Show goers will find unique and quality specimens, beads, jewelry, and lapidary supplies, including demonstrations and activities for the whole family.

The show is free and open to the public (fairground parking is additional). The show hours are 10-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and 10-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. The Ventura County Fairgrounds is located at 10 W. Harbor Blvd.

May 25: The recently passed federal infrastructure bill potentially provides much needed funding for communities like Ventura. Congressperson Salud Carbajal will be explaining to the College Area Community Council how the city can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. City Councilperson Doug Halter and Ventura Fire Prevention Supervisor Brett Reed will also be speaking. Join us on Zoom Wednesday, at 7 p.m. A link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ caccVentura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list, or to access a link to the Zoom meeting.

June 25: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) will have a discussion, tutorial, and Q&A sessions centered on Computers, email, the Internet, social media brokers such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Yahoo.  9:30 a.m. on Saturday, online and now live at our temporary location Ventura County Computers 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117. All CIPCUG events may be attended online.  Due to limited space, live attendance is reserved for members.  Details for connecting to online events are emailed prior to the event.  To receive connection
instructions, please sign up on our website: http://www.cipcug.org or call 289-3960

May 25: The Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (CICEGA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. This month we will be learning new techniques while we make a Ribbonere Scissor Case. For more information, e-mail president@channelislandsega.org or visit our website at https://www.channelislandsega.org.

Vol. 15, No. 16 – May 4 – May 17, 2022 – Ojai News & Events

On May 10, at 8:00 pm, Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes and singer/multi-instrumentalist, Diego Amador Jr., direct from Seville, will present Eterno, el Flamenco vive, at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club. Savannah and Diego have forged a unique artistic partnership after a successful summer tour as a duo. Eterno promises to be a dynamic and emotionally charged presentation of authentic Spanish Flamenco music and dance.

Tickets: general admission $27, VIP seating $40 student $18, child $12

link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/273917383267

available at www.eventbrite.com

Local author Elizabeth Kraus will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Saturday, May 21, to discuss her book, 3 Sisters, 3 Weeks, 3 Countries (Still Talking). This presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

A late bloomer, Elizabeth “Liz” Moore Kraus enrolled in Ventura College at age forty-two, earning her MA in English Literature six years later. After a much-loved teaching career of twenty years, she retired from Ventura College in 2019. To see more from Elizabeth, visit elizabethmoorekraus.weebly.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.

Join Ojai author and naturalist Lanny Kaufer for a potential once-in-a-lifetime event: a Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike and Total Lunar Eclipse with complete visibility on Sunday evening, May 15, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The next time a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Ventura County before 1 a.m. or later at night is August 6, 2036.

On the way up in the daylight, they’ll stop along the trail to meet some valuable edible and medicinal plants including Blue Elderberry, Coastal Sagebrush, Prickly-Pear Cactus, Horehound, Black Sage, Purple Sage, and Chia Sage. Kaufer will have copies of his new book, Medicinal Herbs of California, with him for sale and signing before and after the hike.

No dogs or smoking, please. Light rain will not cancel. Heavy rain will.

The cost for the hike is $35/person. Senior, student and child discounts are available by request. Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email a few days prior to the event with all necessary info, including what to bring, weather forecast, and directions to the trailhead. Afterwards, they will receive a follow-up email with a list of all plants and wildlife seen. Register now at HerbWalks.com or by calling 805-646-6281.

Vol. 15, No. 16 – May 4 – May 17, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

May 8: 11am-3 pm Murals & Roses -Olivas Adobe 4200 Olivas Park Drive-Ventura.
Join us on Mother’s Day for a stroll through the rose garden and historic grounds of the Olivas Adobe where the famous Margarite Hardeman mural paintings will be on display. Free corsages for visiting mothers, tours of the rancho home, gift shop, art exhibit by artists Laura J Jespersen & Lisa Mahony in the small adobe and new this year displays of women’s fashion through the ages. wwwcityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe.

May 9: Free Dance Lesson 6:30 p.m. Dance Poinsettia Pavillon,3451 Foothill Rd. 7p.m $10, refreshments, Tropic Star Ban.

May 10: Ventura County Writers Club invites aspiring writers to join their bi-annual “Join a Writing Workshop Group” meeting at 1605 Burnley St. in Camarillo at 7 p.m.
“Anyone interested in writing needs to learn the power of a writing workshop,” says VCWC Vice President Pat Caloia. VCWC is a non-profit volunteer society driven by writers for writers. All club activities are intended to expand writers’ creativity and business skills.
For more information, please call Pat Caloia at 805-643-8959.

May 21-27: National Safe Boating Week is an excellent time to refresh on safe and responsible boating and ensure you have all safety measures before heading out. On Saturday, boaters and their families are invited to attend the Safe Boating Open House at U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands. Local organizations and public safety agencies will be onsite to provide information on the latest boating safety.
You can also visit the website HTTPS://www.safeboating.us which includes safety and demonstration videos, including how to use life jackets, fire extinguishers, flares, and more.
The Safe Boating Open House at U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands will take place Saturday from 10-2 p.m. at 4201 S. Victoria Ave. in Oxnard.

May 25: The College Area Community Council in Ventura will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.  An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list.  CACC represents citizens in the area bounded by Mills Road on the west, Hill Road on the east, city limits in the hillsides on the north, and the 126 Freeway on the south.  Visit the College Area Community Council website @ https://caccventura.com  to learn more, add to the mailing list, and access a link to the Zoom meeting.”

May 28: Saturday, the Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild will hold a hybrid in-person / zoom meeting at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) – 2222 Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo, from 9 – Noon. General Meeting will be from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room, and the Program will be from 10:30 – Noon. For more information on Programs and Workshops, please visit www.vchsg.org.

Vol. 15, No. 15 – Apr 20 – May 3, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Men’s Grief Support Group. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program provides free grief support for men grieving the death of a loved one. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30 – 8pm, via Zoom. If interested, please contact us at 805-389-6870 ext. 450. For more information, visit LMVNA.org.
All support groups are free and conducted through Zoom at this time.

April 21: The East Ventura Community Council virtual meeting will be on Thursday, at 7p.m. The City of Ventura Acting Fire Marshall, Brett Reed, will present information on better protecting our homes and businesses during the continuing drought by building up our “defensible space”. In addition, Eric Berg of Pacific Coast Landscape Design will describe the new inclusive playground at Arroyo Verde Park, built to replace the equipment that was destroyed in the Thomas Fire. Area crime statistics will be shared by Commander Weeks of the Ventura Police Department.
The Zoom link can also be accessed at the website, www.eastventura.org.

For those unable to attend the meeting in real time, it can be accessed later at the website.
For more information, contact EVCC Chairperson, John McNally, at eastventuracc@gmail.com.

April 22: The public is invited to visit City of Ventura Environmental Services, EJ Harrison & Sons, Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance, Ventura Water and Pacific View in Center Court to celebrate Earth Day from 11-2p.m at the Pacific View 3301 E. Main St., Center Court. Earth Day event with giveaways, sustainability and recycling information and a display of electric vehicles.
Please visit https://www.shoppacificview.com/Events/EarthDay_2022 for full information on Earth Day at Pacific View

April 27: The College Area Community Council in Ventura, which meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, will be holding a Zoom meeting at 7p.m. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. The meeting will focus on public and private programs for the arts in Ventura. In addition, new officers will be elected. CACC represents citizens in the area bounded by Mills Road on the west, Hill Road on the east, city limits in the hillsides on the north, and the 126 Freeway on the south. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ https://caccventura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list and to access a link to the Zoom meeting.”

April 30: The day to enjoy beautiful quilts and unusual vehicles as Camarillo Quilters Association present ‘Quilts and Cars on Tour’. The event is open to the public and will feature hundreds of quilts located in gardens, studios, and community centers among the Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura communities. Doors open 9 a.m. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley, Camarillo, and the Dudley House, 197 Ashwood, Ventura. Guests can purchase tickets for the tour and receive the locations map for the other eight destination. Tickets are $15 per person, and available the day of the event. Tour sites are open 10 – 4 p.m. and the Boutique ends at 5 p.m.

May 1. Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday, from 1- 4 p.m. There will also be a continuous Container Gardening 101 class beginning at 1 p.m. in the pergola area on the Loma Vista side behind the museum. Both are free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at dudleyhouse.org.

May 1: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.
First Sunday of every month at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. 2-4:30 p.m.
Live Music on stage. Jamming Room Open. Free Admission. Free parking
Open to Public. For more information call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA

May 1: Join us to beat the Guinness book of records deep water aerobics , bring your flotation device . Expect to stay for 1 hour. Start time is 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. and is led by Mary Lincoln.
Pool is 7-8 feet and the water temperature 78/79 degrees. Lifeguards will be on duty.
Plenty of parking available and no food or glass allowed.

May 7: Our monthly plant and collectibles sale will feature gifts for Mother’s Day on the grounds at the Dudley House. Bromeliads, orchids and succulents will be on sale along with a variety of collectibles. 8 – 2 p.m. Vendors please call Charlie at 805-746-4317 for details.

May 21: The INCA ensemble will perform at the Hill Road Library 1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. They will be sharing music and dances from the native Incas of Peru, the Criollo coastal communities, the Amazon natives, and the Afro-Peruvian communities of Peru. This program is made possible in part with a grant from the California Arts Council. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Linda Cherry, Librarian, at (805) 677-7180. Library hours of service are 10 – 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 -2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Vol. 15, No. 14 – Apr 6 – Apr 19, 2022 – Ojai News & Events

Chamber On The Mountain presents top-selling, Czech Violin Superstar, Pavel Šporcl, on Sunday, April 10, 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.

Nicknamed “the fighting musician,” Pavel Šporcl has been triumphantly received by audiences in major music venues throughout the world thanks to his formidable art, rich classical background, and unique and distinctive stage presence.

Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriters Manda Mosher, Pi Jacobs, Amilia K Spicer and Ariel­­le Silver will come together for an intimate, in-the-round performance at Ojai Underground Exchange. The show will also be broadcast to ticketholders who wish to see it as a livestream. Attendees can expect a magical evening, as the four artists “vibe” off one another, as well as the audience. “Women of Americana” will perform one show only, on Saturday April 9th at 7 pm at Ojai Underground Exchange. Tickets are $20 to come to the live concert. Broadcast tickets are $10-$20. Purchase at: https://ojaiundergroundexchange.square.site/#ACmOes

Bill Cunliffe April 8, 2022 at 7 PM

Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring Bill Evans,

Bill has received 4 Grammy Nominations that resulted in his 2010 Grammy Award.

He has toured or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Freddy Hubbard, James Moody, Joe Henderson, Mary Lou Williams, and many others.

After a long pandemic hiatus, walking tours of historic Ojai resumed on April 2. Put on your comfortable shoes, bring a friend or family member, and enjoy learning about Ojai as you walk around town.

Walking Tours of Historic Ojai start at the Ojai Valley Museum. They are offered year-round (except in the hottest months of July-September). 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.

Join author and plant educator Lanny Kaufer for a leisurely evening stroll on the historic wetland that is now the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Wednesday, April 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For decades the wetland was buried under sediment and fill dirt from nearby construction. A grove of non-native Eucalyptus trees was planted in the 1950s, negating the possibility of native habitat returning on its own.

Before the walk, Kaufer will have copies of his book, Medicinal Herbs of California, available for sale and signing.

Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email with parking directions, what to bring, weather forecast, etc.

The cost for the hike is $35/person. Senior, student and child discounts are available by request. Register now at HerbWalks.com or by calling 805-646-6281.

Vol. 15, No. 14 – Apr 6 – Apr 19, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

The Ventura Senior Men’s Group continues to meet for a social lunch and program at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura on the first and third Tuesday each month. Men of all descriptions are always welcomed to stop in to sample our shenanigans.  Bob Likins at 805-587-1233 or Rick Follenweider at 650-520-1098 can supply details.

April 9: Come blossom with the Turning Point Foundation. Our nursery will be in full bloom during our uplifting Spring Fling event from 10-2 p.m. Blossoming with health and wellness ideas, live music, delicious food, and stunning plants for sale that will all go to a beautiful cause. Our Spring Fling is open to the public of all ages. So, bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends for an inspirational day at Growing Works Nursery! 1736 S. Lewis, Camarillo. We’re excited to meet some new faces and celebrate our years of caring for homeless populations and veterans!

April 10: Will Olivia the great horned owl return to the Olivas Adobe this Spring?
We may never know for sure, but we can still celebrate her at this free family event.
Docent lead tours of the rancho home are available for a small fee, plus visit our gift shop and small adobe gallery for owl-themed paintings and trinkets to purchase. Sunday 11-3 p.m. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive
www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe or call 805-658-4728 for additional information

April 12: Ventura County Writers Club is glad to announce that Alicia Doyle will be the speaker for the upcoming meeting. With more than two decades of experience, the award-winning journalist will bring her expertise to the industry and her vast knowledge of storytelling. The meeting is a free event open to anyone interested in writing. Located at 1605 Burnley St. in Camarillo at 7 p.m.

April 16: The Ventura County Genealogical Society presents a Free Family History Presentation Online with Zoom. Saturday, 1– 4 p.m., Sara Cochran
will discuss techniques for finding new clues in records we already have and look at several small case studies to see the value of taking the time to go backward in
order to go forwards. https://venturacogensoc.org/this-month/

April 21: Channel Islands Gulls Fundraising Luncheon
Join in the fun at our April luncheon and help raise funds for California Coastal Horse Rescue.  CCHR rescues and re-homes horses and provides educational programs to school and community groups.
11:00 a.m. Social Hour; 12:00 noon Meeting and Lunch
The Greek, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor
Cost: $40 per person – Advance reservations and payment required: cigullsreservations@gmail.com or 805/263-7759

April 22: Join us for an in-person production of Hansel & Gretel on April 22 and 23 at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center. Experience this musical fairy tale with folk-music-inspired themes, including the famous “Evening Prayer” in Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera production. Free admission for children ten and under.
Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Purchase Tickets in Advance: https://www.venturacollege.edu/performing-arts

April 27: The College Area Community Council will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. An invitation and link to the meeting will be sent to everyone on the CACC mailing list. Council meetings include speakers and discussions on neighborhood and community interest topics, including public safety and economic development. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ https://caccventura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list, and access a link to the Zoom meeting

Vol. 15, No. 13 – Mar 23 – Apr 5, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Many children and teens have experienced the death of a loved one during the pandemic. This is a difficult time for anyone grieving a loss. Livingston’s Grief and Bereavement Program recognizes the value children and teens receive from sharing their grief experience with their peers. Our groups provide support, connection, and validation that they are not alone.

The Good Grief Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

The Young Teen Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

If you would like to register a child or young teen for a support group, please contact Stacia Sickle at 805-389-6870 x452 or at ssickle@lmvna.org.

All support groups are free and conducted through Zoom at this time

The Ventura Investment Group has reconvened and is meeting in the rear room of Denny’s Restaurant at the corner of Telegraph and Ashwood each Monday at 10:30 a.m. All people interested in investment are welcome.

March 23: Ventura’s E.P. Foster Library will present a musical program, Lyrical Literature: The Songs and Theater Music of Ross Care, at 2pm on Saturday, March 26, in the Topping Room of Foster Library. Care is both a composer and a published author, and this program will be based on musical literary associations from poetry and theater.

Tyler Carlisle will serve as musical director/pianist with guest instrumentalists from Los Angeles, Ted Nichelson, harp, and Juan Antonio Rivera, flute. The vocal ensemble will include Ventura vocalists Dianna Burdick, Molly Kohler Pei, Steve Perren, and Peter Umipig. Ross Care will be serving as moderator.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Karen Cruze, Librarian Specialist, at (805) 648-2716.

The E.P. Foster Library is located at 651 East Main Street. Hours of service are 10-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

March 23: “The College Area Community Council in Ventura will be holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ventura County District Attorney, Erik Nasarenko, Ventura County Supervisor, Matt LaVere, and City of Ventura Councilperson, Mike Johnson will be addressing major issues affecting all Venturans. Visit the College Area Community Council website @ caccVentura.com to learn more, to be added to the mailing list and to access a link to the Zoom meeting.”

April 3: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.2 :00-4:00 pm
Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd, Ventura.
Live Music on stage. Jamming in the Canada Room. Free Admission. Free parking
Open to Public. For more information
call 805-517-1131 or visit Facebook: OTCBGMA

April 6: Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers (BCNN,) organization for women from Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme will feature Chef Amy Tyrrell at its meeting at 9:30 a.m. located at the Ventura Comedy Club in Ventura Harbor. Chef Tyrrell is trained at the Culinary Institute and other well-known programs. Chef’s passion is providing nutrition information and great food to the community and is well known for the outstanding food program she developed and got accredited at our county’s Todd Road Jail, a program profiled in our local newspaper. No charge for newcomers to get to know our group.

April 22: Channel Islands PC User Group (CIPCUG) will have a discussion, tutorial, and Q&A sessions centered around Computers, email and the Internet, social media brokers such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Yahoo. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. All CIPCUG events are currently being held online and at our temporary location located on 2175 Goodyear Avenue, Unit 117. Details for connecting to our events are emailed prior to the event. To receive connection instructions, please sign up on our website at: cipcug club website.805) 289-3960

Vol. 15, No. 12 – Mar 9 – Mar 22, 2022 – Community Events

Events by Ana Baker

Cheers to 20 years. St. Bonaventure High School Class of 2000 reunion.
Saturday, June 4, at 6 pm. Contact Julia Wouk for further information at 619-888-7956.

The Ventura Investment Group has reconvened and is meeting in the rear room of Denny’s Restaurant at the corner of Telegraph and Ashwood each Monday at 10:30 a.m. All people interested in investment are welcome.

March 13: Olivas Adobe 4200 Olivas Park Drive Sunday from 11- 3 p.m. Spring Flora & Local Landscapes exhibit. Artists Lisa Mahony and Laura Jespersen explore spring flora and local landscapes in this new exhibit coming to the small Adobe. “Meet the Artists” reception from 1-3 p.m. with light refreshments. Any art purchased on opening day is eligible for 10% off the price. Plein-air artists are welcome! The historic Olivas home will be open for docent lead tours, and the alfresco gift shop will be available.
March 13: Do you like to garden? Plan events? Love music? Or dress up to bring history to life? Join us at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park on Sunday at 1 p.m. to learn about all our volunteer opportunities.
March 17: You are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day happy hour from 4- 6 p.m. at the Regency Palms Senior Living at 1020 Bismark way in Oxnard. We will be serving appetizers and refreshments and be raffling a basket, and having goodie bags for each guest RSVP to 805-406-6626.

March 17: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Ojai author and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead a Green Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike on Thursday evening, from 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. Returning to the trailhead between 7:45 – 8 p.m. The cost for the hike is $35/person. Senior, student, and child discounts are available by request. HerbWalks.com, by emailing register@HerbWalks.com, or by calling 805-646-6281.
March 17: At the next virtual meeting of the East Ventura Community Council on Thursday, City of Ventura Civil Engineer Cody Stults will present an update on the city’s street paving program. Arepresentative from County Supervisor Matt LaVere’s office will report on the newly formed Saticoy Municipal Advisory Committee. Area crime statistics will be shared by Commander Weeks. Other topics may be added to the agenda, so be sure to check the group’s Facebook page for additions.
The meeting will be held online via the Zoom application at 7 p.m. The Zoom link can also be accessed at the website, www.eastventura.org. For those unable to attend the meeting in real-time, it can be accessed later at the website. For more information, contact EVCC Chairperson, John McNally, at eastventuracc@gmail.com.
March 19: “Being Richard Greene”, tenth in NAMBA’s Women’s Voices Series written and performed by Lynne Jassem at 7 p.m.; NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at NambaArts.com.  Lynne will also teach a Mime workshop on March 17th at NAMBA.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at NambaArts.com

March 19: Dudley House Museum Saturday, 8 – 2 p.m. Plants and collectibles sale. Bromeliads, orchids, and succulents will be on sale along with a variety of collectibles. Vendors, please call Charlie at 805-746-4317 for details. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). Free.

March 23: The Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (CICEGA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. This month we will be learning Kunihimo Braiding. For more information, e-mail president@channelislandsega.org or visit our website at https://www.channelislandsega.org.

March 26: Author Book Signing Event – Hannah Nicole Duran “Written on Walls”
Sat. 1-3 pm, Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Throughout Hannah’s path to find justice for herself and heal from trauma, she learns she must live to have her voice be heard. And by being heard, Hannah can begin to recover from anorexia, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorder.

April 3: The Ventura County Concert Band will open its 56th season on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at Ventura High School. Plenty of street parking. Dr. Julie Judd is the conductor. The concert is free.

April 3: Open house tours of the 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will take place on Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. along with a celebration of Ventura’s 156th birthday. Special exhibits in the Community Room will include an Historic Photo Timeline of Ventura consisting of 16 panels of photos from the past. Also on display will be a “Celebrate the Century” stamp exhibit including artifacts from each decade. Admission is free. Located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). For information please call (805) 642-3345 or dudleyhouse.org.

Vol. 15, No. 11 – Feb 23 – Mar 8, 2022 – Ojai News & Events

Friday, February 25 at 7 pm

Enter the world of the actor’s mind. “This Is A Play” by Daniel MacIvor allows the audience to hear what the actors think while they perform. Theatergoers enter through the back and sit onstage, surrounding by the cast. Director Gai Jones presents talented actors Suzy Thatcher, Denise Heller, David Taylor, and Buddy Wilds in this intriguing play. Tickets: $10, cash or check, available only at the backstage door starting at 6:30 p.m..

The safety of our theater patrons is paramount. Proof of COVID vaccination with a valid ID must be presented to gain entrance to the Ojai Art Center. Mask requirements determined by County regulations at time of performance.

The Ojai Art Center is the longest continuously-operating multi-disciplinary center serving the arts in the State of California. Opened in 1939, the Center has eight branches for the various art disciplines. The Theater Branch presents a variety of dramatic productions, ranging from comedy to drama and musicals, annually. The branch holds its own directors and monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month to address all theater-related issues.