Ojai, California, Events


October Events in Ojai
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Below is also what is happening this week in Ojai

Friday, Oct. 18
“CULTIVATING DISCERNMENT: LESSONS FROM THE MAHABHARATA” —  Krotona School of Theosophy, 46 Krotona St., Ojai, will present a weekend workshop, Oct. 18 through 20, with Lisa Love on “Cultivating Discernment: Lessons from the Mahabharat.” One of the greatest literary works in human history is the Mahabharata. Drawing from insights from Paramahansa Yogananda, we will “lift the veil” into the more esoteric meaning of the story. Class times are today, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon. www.krotonainstitute.org or (805) 646-1139.  THIRD FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN — The Ojai Valley Museum and many downtown merchants, restaurants and galleries will be open today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate Third Friday, featuring live music, refreshments, and more. Museum entry is free. Call (805) 640-1390 for more information. MONTY PYTHON AT NORDHOFF — The theater arts department at Nordhoff High School is proud to present the West Coast premier of “Monty Python's Edukational Show,” featuring all the best skits from “The Flying Circus” for one weekend only! Shows will be held in the Cafe Stage at NHS, today at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets available at nordhoffdrama.org 
Saturday, Oct. 19
BIRD WALK AT OJAI MEADOWS — The Ventura Audubon Society will host a bird walk on Ojai Meadows, Saturday at 8 a.m., led by Tevin Schmitt (661-904-1563). This birding hot spot includes a restored wetland and native plantings. Target birds will include western bluebirds, sora, white-tailed kites, western meadowlark, merlin, lark sparrow, Lincoln's sparrow and white-crowned sparrows. LIBRARY BOOK SALE — Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation (OVLFF) invites everyone to its annual Ojai Day Weekend Book Sale, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 pm., on the patio and parking lot of the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave. A huge assortment of high-quality books will be sold at prices ranging from 50 cents to $3. All proceeds will benefit the valley's three libraries. OJAI DAY — Ojai Day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ojai and Libbey Park. This annual free community event features arts and crafts, live music, food, and activities for the whole family. The theme this year is “Parasols in Paradise.” Pickleball demonstrations will be held on Libbey Courts 3 and 4. “INDEPENDENT AND DETERMINED” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host Shirley Waxman of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, presenting “Independent and Determined: Women Artists from the Italian Baroque to Modern America,” Saturday at 1 p.m. She will discuss female artists who faced a multitude of challenges — from difficulty being trained to selling their work and gaining recognition — and overcame numerous obstacles to take their place in art history today. This event is free and open to the public. Call (805) 218-9146 or 646-1639 for more details. 
Sunday, Oct. 20
OJAI POPS ORCHESTRA FREE CONCERT — The Ojai Pops Orchestra will perform in a free community concert, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at Libbey Bowl. The orchestra is comprised of many local musicians. Scott Weiss is the conductor. Donations are greatly appreciated. NHS SPOOKY SPAGHETTI SUPPER — Ojai Maestro will host a fundraiser to benefit the Nordhoff High School music program. The Spooky Spaghetti Supper will be held Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave. NHS musicians will serve up the delicious spaghetti supper in costume and musicians will perform on the hour. Costumes are welcome. Adults $12, students $8, youngsters free. For presale discount tickets: NHSMusic.com 
Monday, Oct. 21
“VAPING SAFETY” — Sespe Creek, 408 Bryant Circle, Suite C, Ojai, will host a free workshop on “Vaping Safety,” Monday from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Dr. Jeff Raber will give an overview of all things vaping, including the use of both cannabis and nicotine, and answer audience questions. RSVP by sending an email with your full name to: events@sespe.org 
Tuesday, Oct. 22
“BREAKING FREE: THE CALL TO AWAKEN” —  Krotona School of Theosophy, 46 Krotona St., Ojai, will present a workshop, Oct. 22 through 25, with Cynthia Overweg on “Breaking Free: The Call to Awaken.” This series will explore the urgency and challenges of breaking free from the limitations of our own mind. Our guides in this endeavor will include H.P. Blavatsky, J. Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, as well as excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Heart Sutra and the parables of the Christ. Class times are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. www.krotonainstitute.org or (805) 646-1139.  RETIRED MEN'S CLUB MEETING — Club member Tom Moorehouse will share many of the photos he has taken as the club photographer over his long membership at the meeting on Tuesday. The Ojai Valley Retired Men's Club holds luncheon meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 11:45 a.m. in the Banquet Room at Soule Park Golf Course. Retired men are welcome to attend and consider joining. Call (805) 646-3746 for information. CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will hold a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai. 
Wednesday, Oct. 23
CMWD BOARD MEETING — The Board of Directors of Casitas Municipal Water District will meet Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is welcome to attend. AMERICAN VEDIC ASSOCIATION SCREENINGS — All are welcome for a screening of the ongoing episode of India's epic film, “Mahabharata,” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 687 W. Villanova Road, Ojai. Fellowship and refreshments follow. Always free. Call (805) 640-0405. FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW AND VOLUNTEER MEETING — Do you love films? Do you like meeting new people? Then you should enjoy volunteering for the Ojai Film Festival, which starts Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 10. See how you can be a part of the excitement by attending the Ojai Film Festival preview and volunteer meeting, this Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the meeting room at Twice Told Tales bookstore. Volunteer registration and “job” sign-ups begin at 6 p.m., followed by the festival preview at 6:30 p.m. See www.ojaifilmfestival.com or call (805) 640-1947 if you have any questions. 
Thursday, Oct. 24
OJAI STORYTELLING FESTIVAL — The 19th annual Ojai Storytelling Festival will take place Thursday through Oct. 27 and will present a fresh lineup of acclaimed storytellers at Libbey Bowl, the Ojai Art Center and Ojai House, plus special programs and workshops. Go to www.ptgo.org, www.ojaistorytellingfest.org or call (310) 890-1439 for schedule or more details. HELP KEEP OJAI “DARK SKY FRIENDLY” — The Planning Division of Ventura County and Ojai Valley Green Coalition invite you to a “Dark Sky” information session to be held Thursday at the Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. Come learn more about the new outdoor lighting regulations for commercial and industrial uses within the unincorporated Ojai Valley. Drop in anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. County Planning staff will give a presentation on lighting regulations from noon to 1 p.m. Visit VCRMA.org/ojai-valley-dark-sky-ordinance for more information on the county's Dark Sky Ordinance.   

Ongoing Events

SundaysCertified Farmers' Market 300 Matilija St. 9am-1pm 805-698-5555. Sundays Teen Troupe OYES, 316 E Matilija St. 6pm. 805-646-4300

Mondays: Adult Improv Ensemble OYES, 316 E Matilija St. 7.15 pm. 805-646-4300

Wednesdays: Rockin' it Old School
Senior Choir The Gables 11am. 805-646-1446

Thursdays: Dance Medicine Ojai Ojai Arts Center,
113 S. Montgomery St. 7.30-9.30 pm.718-664-8547

Thursdays: Sewing Classes 1188 Woodland Ave. please call 805-798-0001.

Saturdays Ojai Walking Tour 130 W Ojai Ave. 10.30am. 805-640-1390 Every 2nd & 4th

Sunday:Old Time Fiddlers Oak View Cy Ctr. 18 Valley Rd, Oak View. 1.30-4.30 pm. 805-797- 6563 Every 2nd & 4th.

Mondays Weight Loss Support Group 214 E. Matilija St. 6.30 pm. by appt. 805-640-1071.

Monthly-1st  Fri. Wild Stallions performs a video dance party - 80s 90s house,trap,funk, motown and classic rock.Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Hwy. 9pm 

Monthly-4th SatLooking, Listening, and Shared Inquiry with Eric Hassett Krishnamurti Educational Center, 1098 McAndrew Rd. 6-10pm805-646 2390.

2nd thru last Friday of monthToastmasters The Gables Clubhouse, 701 N Montgomery St. 6.30am 1st Thursday of the month Toastmasters The Gables Clubhouse, 701 N Montgomery St.6.30pm 


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