Ojai, California, Events
August Events in Ojai
Courtesy of Ojai Hub
Below is also what is happening this week in Ojai
Saturday, Aug. 24
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event Saturday for residents of the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Call (805) 658-4323 for an appointment or more details. Small businesses should call (800) 714-1195.
FREE DROP-OFF YARD WASTE CHIPPING SERVICE — The Ventura County Resource Conservation District and the Concerned Resource Environmental Workers (C.R.E.W.) will hold a free drop-off chipping day Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai, 307 W. Baldwin Road, Ojai. Bring your clean yard waste, tree limbs and branches (no larger than 4 inches in diameter) and brush. For more information, visit vcrcd.org/fire-preparedness.com or contact C.R.E.W. at (805) 649-8847 or email@example.com.
“STORYTELLING OF THE CHUMASH” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait in a program titled “Storytelling of the Chumash,” Saturday at 11 a.m. She will share stories of death and resurrection, stories still alive today with lessons reinforced by a look at the night skies or a walk in the wilderness. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
AMERICAN VEDIC ASSOCIATION FELLOWSHIP — Join others for discussion, sharing, thoughtful introspection and light refreshments, Saturdays at 2 p.m. at 687 W. Villanova Road, Ojai. Uplift yourself with the science of self-realization. Always free. Call (805) 640-0405.
“RELATIONAL LIVING: THE INSIDE-OUT CONNECTION” — The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai, will host “Relational Living: The Inside-Out Connection,” a workshop by Lili Sinclaire, Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn to communicate in positive ways to create lasting inner and outer change. A $10 fee includes a hardbound copy of her book, “The Fork in the Path: Nine Mindful Choices to Well-Being.” Call (805) 382-9759 or (805) 646-2536 for more information.
TOM KEIFER AND L.A. GUNS CONCERT — A concert by “Cinderella's” Tom Keifer and the L.A. Guns will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Saturday at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
Sunday, Aug. 25“
WILD + AWAKE” RETREAT— A mostly silent meditation retreat will be held at Bates Beach in Ventura, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., led by Jamie LoVullo, Gael Belden and Judy Oberlander. Registration is required: (805) 798-0143 or (818) 667-0495.
“WHAT IS EDUCATION FOR?”— An Ojai Chautauqua panel of experts will meet Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sane Living Center, 316 E. Matiija St., Ojai, to discuss “What Is Education For?” The public is welcome. Scholarships are available for teachers. To register: www.ojaichat.org or (805) 231-5974.
TOWN TALK AT MUSEUM — The Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., will host a Town Talk on “The Art of Origins” Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A panel of Ojai Studio Artists will discuss the concept of “origins,” what it means to them, and how they portrayed it in their work. The museum's current exhibit, “Origins” by OSA, is filled with personal explorations of the theme, expressed in widely divergent ways. Admission: $5, free for museum members. Call (805) 640-1390 for more information.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AND THE STRANGERS CONCERT — A concert by Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Sunday at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available atwww.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
Monday, Aug. 26
WEEKLY PLAYGROUP CLASSES — Secure Beginnings, 555 Mahoney Ave., Room 2, Oak View, offers play-based classes and parent education groups designed to support children 0 through 36 months and their caregivers. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Registration is still open for classes starting Monday. Call (805) 646-7559, Ext. 3, or visit securebeginnings.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
RETIRED MEN'S CLUB MEETING —
Sergio Aragones will be the speaker at the club's meeting on Tuesday. He is known for his longtime contributions to Mad magazine. He's been called one of the most brilliant and prolific cartoonists of his generation, and one of the fastest! 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, Aug. 28
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.
Thursday, Aug. 29
“NAVIGATING ADHD” — The Community Memorial Health System 2019 Speaker Series will continue with another free event Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Heather Nichols, M.D., will give a presentation titled “Navigating ADHD,” to help you diagnose and support your child. To make reservations: visit cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call (800) 838-3006.
DOWN THE ROAD
CHILI COOKOFF — Wachters and The Barn will host a Chili Cookoff, Aug. 30 from 4 p.m. to closing at Wachters Hay & Grain, 114 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. There is no cost to enter and a prize will be offered to the top chili. Contestant entry forms are due on Aug. 24. For information, call (805) 646-4581.
JON ANDERSON CONCERT — A concert by Jon Anderson of Yes will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
“NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE PROCESS” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host author Gabrielle Glancy in a program titled “Navigating the College Process, the Honest and Worry-Free Way” Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. She will speak on the complicated college admission process, how to pass the admissions essay, and get into the school of your dreams. This event is free and open to the public. Call (805) 218-9146 or 646-1639 for more details.
“THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEARS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Kelley Swedlow, Wheeler Gorge docent, in a program titled “The Amazing World of Bears” Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. She will present information about our brown and black bears, and the many other types of bears found around the world. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE CONCERT — A concert by Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
“BELLE OF AMHERST” — As seen in Ojai last December, this show goes up again for one performance Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, to benefit their outreach/youth programs. Starring Anna Kotula, this one-woman play by William Luce explores the life of Emily Dickinson. Tickets: (805) 667-2900 or www.rubicontheatre.org. (A30)
MOB SHOP MOVIE NIGHT — Join Ojai Valley Land Conservancy for screening of movies from “The International Ocean Film Tour, Volume 6,” at The Mob Shop, 110 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Aug. 31; doors open at 7 p.m. and films start at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Emmie at (805) 649-6852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LABOR DAY LINE DANCE PARTY — The Center for Spiritual Living is sponsoring a fun Labor Day Line Dance Party, Sept. 1 from noon to 2 p.m., led by Carla Jones, at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. Everyone is welcome to this free event.Call (805) 640-0498 for more information.
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TO SPEAK — The Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce's Business Referral Group Meeting will be held Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. in the private dining room at the Home Kitchen of Ojai, 1103 Maricopa Highway. Tiffany Morse, newly appointed superintendent of Ojai Unified School District, will share her perspective on the future of our schools. All business owners and nonprofit leaders are invited to attend. No charge, cost of breakfast varies. Call (805) 640-0498 for information.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP — The Ojai Library's Book Discussion Group will meet Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Island of a Thousand Mirrors” by Nayomi Manaweera. The Ojai Library is at 111 E. Ojai Ave. Everyone is invited to join the group. The only requirement for participating in the discussion is to have read the book and come willing to share your opinion and listen to others. Call (805) 646-1639.
“BLESS YOUR HEART” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host performances of a new comedy, “Bless Your Heart,” Sept. 6 through Sept. 29, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This original play was written by the theater's own artistic director, Richard Camp, and it is a LOL comedy about evolution, religion and Elvis Presley. Call (805) 640-8797 for more details or get tickets online at ojaiact.org.
“EARTH ROCKS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Scouter Jennifer Flittie talking about “Earth Rocks” Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. Discover how volcanoes, mountains, caves and geysers are formed and learn how rocks and minerals are used in metal, glass, jewelry and in building homes. Reservations are required. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“IT'S YOUR CAMINO” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host author Kenneth R. Strange Jr. presenting a talk centered on his book, “It's Your Camino: One Couple's 500-Mile Pilgrimage Across Spain,” Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. This talk will include a slide presentation, readings from the book and a question-and-answer session. This event is free and open to the public. Call (805) 218-9146 or 646-1639 for more details.
WAR CONCERT — A concert by War will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.“FROM MUCK TO MAGIC” — The Jewish Community of Ojai, 530 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, will host author Wendi Knox discussing her book, 'From Muck to Magic,” Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. When Knox was knocked off the top of the advertising corporate ladder, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up and inspired her to write and illustrate her one-of-a-kind storybook that changes the stories we tell ourselves. With art, heart, and humor, Knox will share her muck-to-magic story with tips for transforming yours. All are welcome to this free presentation. For more information, go to wendiknox.com.
“THE BEAUTY AND BENEFITS OF THE SANTA CLARA RIVER” — Venture(a) Out in the County!, a Ventura Sierra Club educational series, will sponsor a free talk titled “The Beauty and Benefits of the Santa Clara River” by Jim Danza, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library, 651 E. Main St., Ventura. Danza is the chair of Friends of the Santa Clara River. Everyone is welcome.
NEW BOOK CLUB — Holly Woolson and Peggie Williamson will host a new Book Club, meeting Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Poppies Art and Gifts, 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai. The September book selection is W. Somerset Maugham's novel, “The Moon and Sixpence,” which is loosely based on the life of painter Paul Gauguin. All adults are welome to this free event; simply read the book and bring a chair. Light refreshments will be served. Call (805) 798-0033 for more information.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will hold a meeting Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai.CMWD BOARD MEETING — The Board of Directors of Casitas Municipal Water District will meet Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is welcome to attend.FREE DROP-OFF YARD WASTE CHIPPING SERVICE — The Ventura County Resource Conservation District and the Concerned Resource Environmental Workers (C.R.E.W.) will hold a free drop-off chipping day Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai, 307 W. Baldwin Road, Ojai. Bring your clean yard waste, tree limbs and branches (no larger than 4 inches in diameter) and brush. For more information, visit vcrcd.org/fire-preparedness.com or contact C.R.E.W. at (805) 649-8847 or email@example.com.
“PROTECTING YOUR SKIN” — The Community Memorial Health System 2019 Speaker Series will continue with another free event Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at Soule Park Golf Course, 1033 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Michael Trauner, M.D., will give a presentation titled “Protecting Your Skin,” covering the bare facts about skin cancer. To make reservations: visit cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call (800) 838-3006.“HEALTH AND WELLNESS DURING PREGNANCY” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host Dr. Francisco Magdaleno delivering a presentation titled “The Importance of Health and Wellness During Pregnancy” Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. Many traits, such as taste preferences and language abilities, are shaped before we are even born. The effects of stress and nutrition on pregnancy will be discussed. This event is free and open to the public. Call (805) 218-9146 or 646-1639 for more details.
OJAI VALLEY MEXICAN FIESTA — The 52nd Ojai Valley Mexican Fiesta will be held Sept. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. at Libbey Bowl. Its mission and vision remain intact, though its venue has changed several times throughout the years. It has strived to keep the people of Ojai connected through its young people, music, colorful dance, food and friendly smiles. For more information, contact Gabriela “Gaby” Vargas at (805) 856-8114.ART CENTER'S SHORT STORY CONTEST — The Ojai Art Center Literary Branch has announcd a Short Story Contest to run through Sept. 15. To celebrate the center's 80th anniversary, they are seeking submissions with the following guidelines: Each story must contain exactly 80 words, no more, no less. Submission fee is $10, and entries will be accepted through Sept. 15 in two categories: 17 years of age and younger, and 18 and older (please indicate your category with your submission). Three winners in each category will receive cash prizes and be asked to read their short stories at a reception at the Art Center on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Seven honorable mention winners will also be chosen in each category. Call (805) 646-0117 for more information or go to the Ojai Art Center Literary Branch Facebook page.“THE WAY WE WORK” — BookEnds Bookstore, 110 S. Pueblo Ave. in Meiners Oaks, will host Ojai resident and actor James Morrison and sitcom writer-producer-author Bruce Ferber, Sept. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., discussing Ferber's newly published book, “The Way We Work: On the Job in Hollywood.” The book provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. It features contributions by award-winning writers, directors and producers, as well as interviews with executives to “below-the-line” crew members. With stories that are hilarious, eclectic and at times downright absurd, this anthology is a love song to show business and those fearless enough to have made a career in it. For more information: (805) 640-9441 or visit the store's Facebook event page.LAUNDRY LOVE — The Ojai Laundry Love initiative wll provide community support to those who need it at Launderland, 105 Bald St., Ojai (behind Sea Fresh), on the third Tuesday of each month, next will be Sept. 17, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. (last load at 6:30 p.m.). You bring the laundry, they provide the quarters, soap and dryer sheets. Snacks provided while you wait. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.CLEANUP DAY — The Green Schools Collective of the Ojai Valley and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition invite you to participate in the 35th annual Califonia Coastal Cleanup, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Libbey Park parking lot. Volunteer alongside your family, friends, co-workers, scout troops, school groups and service clubs.INSPIRING CHILDREN UNIVERSALLY TRAINING — This is a first-time offering in California to join United Kingdom-based ICU Academy founder Nicola Farmer for a training session for those with a passion to empower children, being held Oct. 25 through Oct. 27 at Ojai Resonance Center, 215 Church Road, Ojai. Call (805) 239-0660 or info and video are on website, www.icuacademy.co.uk.
Sundays: Certified 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 Sat. Looking, 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