Ojai, California, Events


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

Friday December 13
OJAI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL — The Ojai Short Film Festival will run today through Sunday, with screenings and events happening at The Ojai Retreat & Inn, 160 Besant Road, and at Sane Living Center, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai. Closing awards will be made Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Ojai Harvest, 307 E. Ojai Ave. See ojaishortfilmfest.com for more information. “AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE”  — The Consciousness Network will present world-renowned author Dan Siegel, M.D., discussing his latest best-selling book, “Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence,” today at 6:30 p.m. at Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara. Seating is limited. Information and tickets: siegelsbevent.com  GREATER GOODS FOLK SING-ALONG — Rick & Jenny will perform sing-along folk songs from Western Americana to the Groovy '60s, today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Drive in Meiners Oaks. Free “Ojai Nature” posters by Rick Sharp will go to the first 15 guests, This is a donation-based, all-age event. (rickandjennymusic.com) “SEUSSICAL” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host performances of “Seussical” through Dec. 15, with shows today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Directed by Gai Jones, this whimsical play sings and dances its way through the beloved works of Seuss. Get tickets online at ojaiact.org or call (805) 640-8797 for more details. “THE FOREIGNER” — Nordhoff Theater Arts students will stage a production of “The Foreigner,” an uplifting comedy by Larry Shue, directed by John Hoj, today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in The Black Box, Room B-4, Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway. Visit www.nordhoffdrama.org for tickets. “HARMONY & HOPE” — The Gold Coast Concert Chorus will perform in a concert titled “Harmony & Hope,” today at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Crosspointe Church, 5415 Ralston St., #6001, Ventura. (805) 616-7269 or www.GoldCoastChorus.org for more information. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors/students, $5 children. 
Saturday, Dec. 14
“PURRS & PAWS” — A holiday boutique and marketplace, “Purrs & Paws,” will be presented by the Humane Society of Ventura County Animal Ambassadors, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave. The event will feature handmade gifts by local crafts people, a bake sale, home and holiday décor, plants and much more. ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY WORK DAY — An Adopt-A-Highway Work Day on Highway 33 will be held Saturday. Meet at the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway at 9 a.m. for instructions. Call (805) 640-9060 or emailmoblfltstore@earthlink.net for more information. HOLIDAY BAZAAR — Ojai Villa Mobile Estates, 70 Baldwin Road, Ojai, will host a Holiday Bazaar in the clubhouse, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free parking. This fundraiser of the Activities Committee will feature lots of homemade holiday gifts, food, raffles and more. “HORSE, HEART AND CONNECTION” — an equine-facilitated learning workshop, explores non-verbal communication and cultivating intuition with horses. No riding involved. Next small group workshops (maximum six people): Saturday or Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $50. To register: email andreajgaines@gmail.com or call (847) 971-3643. OJAI HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS — Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Ojai Historical Walking Tours depart from the Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave. (approximately one-hour tours). Docent Carolejo Adams will lead the Dec. 14 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390. “BEYOND IMPRESSIONISM: VAN GOGH, GAUGUIN, CEZANNE” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host Lori Mohr talking on “Beyond Impressionism: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne,” Saturday at 1 p.m. In late 19th-century France, Impressionism dominated avant-garde painting, but a diverse group of up-and-comers — Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne among them — found fault in the focus on style versus subject. Call (805) 218-9146 or 646-1639 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. LIVE MUSIC AT GREATER GOODS — Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, will host a live music event for all ages, Saturday, featuring Juarez, Blue Jay Blue (Seattle, Wash.), and Schlesinger-Haynes. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music starts at 7  p.m. 
Sunday, Dec. 15
BOOK SIGNING AT POPPIES — Poppies Art and Gifts, 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, will host author Julie Cara Hoffenberg, Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the patio, reading excerpts from her latest book, “Homeless to Happy in a Split Second.” A book signing will follow. Wine and light snacks will be served. Call (805) 646-5682 for more details. VENTURA WILD! CELEBRATION — Come celebrate Ventura Wild!'s growth at a party Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, featuring live music, a potluck, give-aways and more. Everyone is welcome. 
Tuesday, Dec. 17
OJAI POETRY SERIES AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host the Ojai Poetry Series, Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Local teacher and Grand Slam Champion Aaron Gardner will be featured, followed by an open reading. This series on the third Tuesday of every month features local and area poets. For information, contact ojaipoetry@gmail.com
Wednesday, Dec. 18
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.

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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