Friday, June 14
“GATHERING OF THE AGES” — The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, will host its second gathering of world indigenous cultural leaders and regional youth, today through Sunday, sharing ideas, dialogue and cultural ceremony. Sponsor a youth or apply for a sponsorship. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-8343. (J14)
“THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOOD MARIGOLDS” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will hold performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” through this weekend, today and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information, go to www.ojaiact.org or call 640-8797.
“THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA” — Senga Classic Stage Company will present Oscar Wilde’s “The Birthday of the Infanta,” adapted and directed by Francisca Beach, at the Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., today through June 23, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be a silent auction June 14 at 7 p.m. All tickets are $12. Go to www.sengaclassicstagecompany.com or call 646-4885.
Saturday, June 15
PEDDLERS’ FAIR — Ojai Peddlers’ Fair will feature antiques, collectibles, crafts and clothing, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit Mira Monte Elementary School PTO.
YOUTH CAR WASH — Holy Cross Church, 1212 Maricopa Highway, will hold a car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will help youngsters go to camp this summer. For information, www.holycross.org or 646-5652.
MINDFULNESS — “A Morning of Mindfulness” will be held Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. a Being Peace Zendo, a home-based center practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, at 308 Drown Ave. (enter through driveway). Enjoy walking and sitting meditation, chanting and inspirational readings. No experience is necessary. Call Kenley Neufeld at 669-8432 for more information.
“TREES ARE TREEMENDOUS” — The Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Lloyd Simpson, LPNF botanist, leading an educational walk to learn about the area’s trees Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Donations: $3 for adults, $2 for youth 5 to 18, kids younger than 5 admitted free. Call 640-9060.
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 of downtown historical and cultural attractions). Docent Barbara Washburn will lead the June 15 tour. Cost is $5 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations, to schedule group tours or tours during the week, call 640-1390.
DEADLINES FOR “WINNIE THE POOH” — The Ojai Art Center Theater is presenting a summer theater workshop and production of “Winnie the Pooh,” run by Gai Jones for ages 6 to 18. Registration by Saturday will cost $70, and will be $80 no later than June 25 (includes a T-shirt which will be used as a costume). Rehearsals begin June 30, running four weeks, ending in performances on July 24 and 25. Email email@example.com for a registration form and more information.
WEBELOS SCOUT FORESTER PROGRAM— The Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Gordie Hemphill, scouter and LPFA president, teaching about forest trees and how both humans and animals use them Saturday at 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Fee: $3 for both adults and youth to cover cost of materials. Call 640-9060.
GLOBAL RESOURCE EVENT — Global Resource Alliance (GRA) will host its annual community dinner and fundraiser at Mediation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road, Saturday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Join them for a complimentary vegan dinner and presentation by GRA’s directors Lyn Hebenstreit and Tara Blasco about projects in rural Tanzania. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Monica at 272-5645.
Sunday, June 16
HERB WALK — Lanny Kaufer and guest Dr. James Adams of USC School of Pharmacology will lead a walk Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn identification and uses of medicinal plants and acorn preparation for food. $30 adults, $25 full-time students and seniors 62 and up. No dogs please. Register at www.HerbWalks.com or call 646-6281. (J14)
MUSIC AT CASA BARRANCA — Kristin Lee will sing Sunday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Casa Barranca Wines, 208 E. Ojai Ave., 640-1255.
MUSIC AT AGAVE MARIA — Sid Cohn will sing Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Agave Maria’s Restaurant, 106 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 646-6353.
Monday, June 17
SANITARY DISTRICT HEARING — The Ojai Valley Sanitary District will hold a public hearing Monday at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at 1072 Tico Road, Ojai, to consider proposed sewer service charge rate increases.
Tuesday, June 18
“ANCIENT FITNESS FOR MODERN TIMES” — Bryant Street Health & Fitness Center, 406-Q Bryant Circle, will host free classes to introduce Kuang Ping t’ai chi ch’uan Tuesday and June 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 646-2233 for more information.
“ETERNAL INDIVIDUALITY AS ONE” — The American Vedic Association Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Fellowship will discuss “Eternal Individuality As One” Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 687 Villanova Road. Learn more at AVA meetings. Always free. Call 640-0405.
Wednesday, June 19
O.V. LIBRARY ACTIVITY — The Oak View Library, 555 Mahoney Ave., will host a free “Edible Jewelry” craft for children ages 6 to 12 Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 649-1523 for more details.
GREEN DESIGN WORKSHOP — Ojai Design Center, 111 W. Topa Topa St., will host EcoLogic Lifestyle Design and EcoLogic Life presenting a workshop on “Recipe for a Green and Gorgeous Kitchen: Inside and Out” Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fee: $10. Arrive by 5:15 p.m. to register at the door. For more details: email@example.com or 648-2626.
MUSIC AT AZU — Fern Barishman plays piano and sings favorite tunes Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Azu, 457 E. Ojai Ave. Call 640-7987.
Thursday, June 20
“MUSLIM JOURNEYS” — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host a “Muslim Journeys” program on the foods of Islam Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m., led by Irshad from the Islamic Center of Ventura County, who will also bring samples. Call 646-1639 for more details.
FOURTH OF JULY PLANNING MEETING — The Ojai Independence Day Committee will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, to plan for the Fourth of July festivities. If you want to help, just show up or call Nancy Hill at 646-0076 for information.
FREE BED YOGA CLASS — Jackie Sherman will host a free book signing and bed yoga class with Tony Wolff, of Big Sur, June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at her house, 115 Fairview Road, Ojai. Wolff is an accidental yogi and author of “Lightening Up: The Yoga of Self-Acceptance.”
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event June 22 for residents of the unincorporated communities of Ventura County. Call 658-4323 for an appointment or more information. Small businesses should call (800) 714-1195.
"BREAKING OUT OF THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION" — The third in a series of free seminars on addictions will be held June 22 from9 a.m. to noon in Peterson Hall at Ojai United Methodist Church, 120 Church Road. Join families, seniors, grandparents, parents, teens, youth organization participants and singles who will learn through education, awareness and participation, with experts in addiction, Drs. Stephanus P.E. Boshoff and Carisa S.E. Boshoff-Novak. The presentation will be "A Family's Guide for Breaking Free of Addiction." Reservations are recommended; call 646-3528 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, contact Stephanie at 646-1740.
WEBELOS SCOUT NATURALIST PROGRAM— The Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Alexa Hohensee, scouter and LPFA secretary, teaching about wildlife and poisonous plants in the local forest June 22 at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Fee: $3 for both adults and youth to cover cost of materials. Call 640-9060.
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 of downtown historical and cultural attractions). Docent Cricket Twichell will lead the June 22 tour. Cost is $5 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations, to schedule group tours or tours during the week, call 640-1390.
FULL MOON COMMUNITY MEDITATION — A community group meditation at the full moon of Cancer will be held June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road in Ojai, as an act of celebration and service to invoke, anchor and distribute blessings to the world. Suggested donation: $10. Call 646-5508 or visit meditationmount.org for more information.
“BEYOND THE SECRET” WORKSHOP — Symphony of Life Spiritual Center and Lisa Love, Ph.D., author of “Beyond the Secret,” will present a workshop on how the “law of attraction” really works June 23 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. Tickets: $30 in advance, $40 at the door; available at www.solsc.org. Call (310) 968-8928 for more details. (J21)
ST. JOSEPH’S BARBECUE — St. Joseph’s Health and Retirement Center, 2464 E. Ojai Ave., will host its 41st annual fundraising barbecue June 23 from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring live music, cake wheel, silent auction, raffle in addition to the food and fun. Tickets: in advance, $18 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and younger; at the door, $20 and $10. Call 646-1466 for tickets or more information.
MUSIC AT CASA BARRANCA — Donna Greene will sing June 23 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Casa Barranca Wines, 208 E. Ojai Ave., 640-1255.
“WHAT GOES UP, MAY COME DOWN!” — Enjoying the stock market's roller coaster? Hunkered down and waiting for it to blow over? What does a retiree do with his investments during these times of next-to-zero interest and a volatile stock market? Josh Griep, licensed financial advisor for Edward Jones, will try to sort all this out in his discussion to the Men’s Club on June 25 of where he thinks we are and where he sees us going. 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. Prospective members are always welcome. Call 649-2434 for reservations.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will meet June 25 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St.
O.V. LIBRARY ACTIVITY — The Oak View Library, 555 Mahoney Ave., will host a free “Marshmallow Mega-Build” craft for children ages 6 to 12 June 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 649-1523 for more details.
“POTTY TRAINING IS A BIG DEAL!” — The Neighborhood for Learning and Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center will host a free class for parents on “Potty Training” June 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Ojai Unified School District, 414 E. Ojai Ave., led by Sharon Elmensdorp, behavior therapist. Child care will be provided and a Spanish version will also be offered. Call 640-4300, Ext. 1062, for more details.
FOURTH OF JULY PLANNING MEETING — The Ojai Independence Day Committee will meet June 27 at 6 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, to plan for the Fourth of July festivities. If you want to help, just show up or call Nancy Hill at 646-0076 for information.
LAVENDER FESTIVAL — The 10th annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival will be held June 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Libbey Park. Admission is free. It will feature a marketplace of lavender plants and products, cooking demonstrations, speakers, artisan jewelry and crafts, and live music. See www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org for more details.
CANNING CLASS — Ojai Valley Green Coalition invites you to the third annual Thunderbird Farm canning class, June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. A traditional sugarless fruit canning technique will be taught. Coffee and tea will be served, along with jam tasting, and you will take home a jar of homemade jam. Suggested donations: $20 for OVGC members, $25 for non-members, payable at the door. Reservations are required; class is limited to 20 people. Email email@example.com or call 669-8445.
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 of downtown historical and cultural attractions). Docent Cricket Twichell will lead the June 29 tour. Cost is $5 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations, to schedule group tours or tours during the week, call 640-1390.
HUMANE SOCIETY “SURPRISE PROGRAM” — The Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Dawn Reily from the Ventura County Humane Society leading a “Surprise Program” June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Come see what the surprise is! Donations: $3 for adults, $2 for youth 5 to 18, kids younger than 5 admitted free. Call 640-9060.
“GET UNSTUCK” WORKSHOP — BookEnds Bookstore, 110 S. Pueblo Ave. at the corner of El Roblar Drive, will host author John Sheely June 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in a workshop on understanding human dynamics and effective communication. The $15 fee includes his book, “Get Unstuck! The Simple Guide to Restart Your Life!” Refreshments will be served. Call 640-9441 to reserve a seat.
ROTARY ECO CLUB — The Rotary Eco Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. at Help of Ojai’s West Campus, 370 W. Baldwin Road, in Room A-3. All are invited to attend. For more information contact Jane McClenahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Malone at 646-3483.
AGAPE RECOVERY GROUP — Ojai Valley Baptist Church, 11642 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai, hosts the weekly Agape Recovery Group Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sandie Blackford is the facilitator; she is nationally certified in addictions and psychiatric. Agape is for those in need of a support group with the honesty and willingness to help themselves, and with open minds for using tools given them for the change in their life needed to be free from the bondage of addictions and other afflictions.
FREE QI GONG — classes, wild goose form, are held Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m. at Bryant Street Health and Fitness Center, 406-Q Bryant Circle. Call Julie at 646-0068 for more details.
AWANA CLUBS — Ojai Valley Baptist Church, 11642 N. Ventura Ave., will hold Awana Clubs Tuesdays from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. from September 2012 to May 2013. This is a children’s program for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade featuring fun and games. Call 646-3362 for more information.
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING — Small business counseling is available regularly at the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce. Call 646-8216.
FREE GAME ROOM TIME — The Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, is opening its doors to the game room for free this school year. Every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m., kids in grades three to eight are invited to stop by and play on any of the game room tables, including pool, pingpong, air hockey and Foosball. You must have a registration form signed by a parent in order to participate. Call 646-5581, Ext. 303.
DIVORCE CARE WORKSHOP — Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., a Divorce Care Workshop is held at Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St. Call 646-4324 or 640-8689.
MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC — Health care for the uninsured and homeless is offered by the Mobile Medical Clinic that visits the Community Assistance Program office, 108 Fox St., Ojai, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins only. Services are offered by Las Islas Family Medical Group from Oxnard. Call C.A.P. at 640-3320 for more information.
ZUMBA — Zumba workouts are held at the Ojai Art Center,113 S. Montgomery St., Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 646-0117.
LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP — Is your low vision causing problems in your daily living? The Low Vision Support Group of the Braille Institute meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Learn skills for independent living, and about the many free services of the Braille Institute, plus special assistance for those with macular degeneration. It’s all free.
MEINERS OAKS KNITTING CLUB — meets at Meiners Oaks Library, 114 N. Padre Juan Ave., the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Knitters of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Members knit squares which are assembled into afghans and scarves for Ojai Valley Family Shelter sites. Call 646-4804 for more information.
FREE DEPRESSION SCREENINGS — Gladstone Counseling Center, 530 W. Ojai Ave., Suite 209, offers free depression screenings with a qualified therapist, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. For more information, call 646-9724.
OPTIMIST CLUB MEETINGS — The Optimist Club of Ojai meets for dinner the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 843 E. Ojai Ave. Anyone who is interested is welcome. The club’s motto is: “Friend of Youth.”
MAH-JONGG GROUP — Mah-jongg enthusiasts are invited to join a group Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Ojai. Beginners are welcome to come and enjoy the ancient game for fun and mental stimulation. For more information, call Jeanne Harvey at 646-8053.
OJAI PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB — meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Kent Hall at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Shutter enthusiasts are welcome to share their interest in photography. Each month a pofessional will impart their techniques and critique submittals. Photo submittals require membership. Visit www.ojaiphotoclub.com for more information.
SENIOR WRITERS GROUP — Writers of all kinds are invited to meet with the Ojai Senior Writers Group Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Come and share; we’re friendly. Call Nathaniel Wolper at 646-7077 for more details.
BEGINNING KRIYA MEDITATION CLASS — is held Mondays at 7 p.m. in Ojai. Call 646-7575 for directions or details.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP FOOD SHARE — Food Share, Ventura County's food bank, has an ongoing need of volunteers to join the gleaning team in Ojai. Most Tuesday mornings, a group of volunteers meets in Ojai for the purpose of picking local fruit and vegetables. The volunteers meet at 8 a.m. at a designated meeting place near the pick site. They work for about one to two hours. Call 983-7100, Ext. 105.
OJAI VALLEY LIONS CLUB — is always looking for new members. If you are interested in being part of an energetic service organization, contact the club secretary at 798-0278. Go to www.ojailions.com for more information. The Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road. Children are welcome to the meetings on the fourth Wednesday.
OJAI BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT — Livingston Hospice and Help of Ojai hold grief support groups to help those who have experienced a loss on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai, 370 Baldwin Road. Explore and express feelings, understand the grief process and receive emotional support. Free of charge, all are welcome. Call Kathy Leary-Wilde at 218-9798 for more information.
SENIOR SLO-PITCH BASEBALL — Senior slo-pitch baseball will be held Wednesdays and Fridays. Leagues will be formed for those 60 and over for coeds. Call 646-3583 or 646-9072.
MEDITATION LECTURES — Free lectures on the “Transcendental Meditation Program” are held every week in Ojai. Call 279-2543 or visit www.TM.org/ventura-county for information.
FREE EXERCISE CLASS FOR SENIORS — Seek Fitness offers free full body exercise classes for seniors Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Call 646-5122.
ANIMAL ADOPTIONS — The Humane Society of Ventura County's Shelter and Adoption Center in Ojai, 402 Bryant St., is open for animal adoptions Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During daylight-saving time the shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit humanesocietyvc.org to see photos of animals available. Call 646-6505.
BRIDGE GROUP — Meet new friends and have fun at the same time. If you don’t know how to play bridge, we’ll teach you. We meet every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Call 646-5122.
QUILTERS ANONYMOUS — Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, the Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, holds a drop-in class for quilters. Call 649-5956 for more information.
FORMER CHRISTIAN SUPPORT — Let’s co-create a free group program to help each other heal from religious indoctrination; embrace self-acceptance and a happy heart. Welcoming all new choices in philosophical outlook. Emphasis on freedom to be you. Email: FormerChristianSupport@aol.com.
OJAI SRI SATHYA SAI BABA CENTER — The Ojai Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Call 643-6674.
PLAY GROUP — A play group for caregivers and infants 18 months and younger meets Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. at Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Road. Call Brook at 525-9931.
SITTING MEDITATION — is held Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Being Peace Zendo, a home-based center practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, at 308 Drown Ave., Ojai (enter through driveway). Call 669-8432.
THRIFT STORE DONATIONS — Donations to New 2 You Thrift Store, 106 Park Road, benefiting the Humane Society of Ventura County, are welcome and accepted daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No appointments are necessary.
CAREGIVERS HAVEN — a support group for caregivers, meets the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai’s West Campus on Baldwin Road. Call 218-9798 or 646-5122 for directions or questions.
JANE CUSUMANO FOUNDATION — The Jane Cusumano Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to enhance cancer awareness and wellness, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Coldwell Banker's office. Anyone interested in learning more about the organization or in speaking or volunteering is welcome. Call Nora Davis at 646-3128 or 207-6177. Donations are welcome and an be mailed to The Jane Cusumano Foundation, 1129 Maricopa Highway, PMB 126, Ojai, CA 93023.
FEED YOUR BODY AND SOUL — Stop by the Ojai Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 291 E. El Roblar Drive, each Wednesday at 6 p.m. for a hot meal followed by a short Bible study. For more information, call 640-0358.
ROCKIN' ROOTS SOCIETY — meets the first Wednesday of each month at an East End location. Got roots? Accomplished singers, fiddlers, pickers and other "high lonesome" sound-makers welcome. Limit six per session. Call Chris at 646-8040.
AMERICAN LEGION DINNERS — The public is welcome to dinners sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Ojai American Legion Post 482, 843 E. Ojai Ave., held the first and third Fridays of each month. All proceeds benefit veterans, student scholarships and packages for troops overseas.
FREE YOUTH ULTIMATE FRISBEE — Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, offers free Youth Ultimate Frisbee for boys and girls in fifth to eighth grades Fridays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Call 646-5581, Ext. 303, for more details.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN — meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 922 Topaz Court in Ojai. The group is open to all relative caregivers, not just grandparents. Call 646-6118.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING — Free blood pressure screening is offered the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Medicine Shoppe, 960 E. Ojai Ave. Call 646-0106.
OPEN DIALOGUES — Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., a discussion group is held at 308 W. Aliso St. for those on a serious spiritual path to non-dualism who haven’t forgotten levity. No charge. Call 640-0755 for information.
SELF-ENRICHMENT AT LITTLE HOUSE — A group of seniors meets Fridays at 10 a.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, to bend, stretch, stimulate, exhilarate and recreate their minds. Featured are speakers, group participation, armchair travel, hot topics, current news, etc. with refreshments being served. All seniors are welcome. Call Dolores at 640-0088.
FIBROMYALGIA-CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP — Bella Donna, a holistic health care practitioner, will hold free informative gatherings for those who suffer from fibromyalgia-chronic fatigue syndrome the third Thursday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave. Email BellaInOjai@gmail.com with questions.
HOSPITAL AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — The Ojai Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary needs new members. The auxiliary has a variety of duties within the hospital to use skills or interests pertaining to helping others. Call 640-6936 or 640-2224.
WII BOWLING FOR SENIORS — Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, hosts Wii Bowling for Seniors every Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 646-5122 for more details.
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS — Meetings for Nicotine Anonymous are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, in the staff lounge, for those with a desire to stop smoking.
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES — ESL classes are offered through Ojai Unified Adult Education at Meiners Oaks School, Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m. (call 640-4378), and in Room 6 at Ojai Unified District offices, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. (call 640-4330).
CASUAL BRIDGE — games are held Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. to noon at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Just drop by or call Donna Hunt at 646-2980.
“EXPLORING WATERCOLORS” — Patty Van Dyke will teach an art class, “Exploring Watercolors,” on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse at The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St. Donations suggested. Call David at 646-1446, Ext. 118, with any questions.
FIBROMYALGIA-CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP — Bella Donna, a holistic health care practitioner, will hold free informative gatherings for those who suffer from fibromyalgia-chronic fatigue syndrome the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St. Email BellaInOjai@gmail.com with questions.
PUBLIC SITTING MEDITATION — The Shambhala Meditation Group holds public sitting meditations Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Well, 214 W. Aliso St., Ojai. Call 798-4499.
READING TUTORS NEEDED — Training for volunteers to tutor for the Adult Literacy Program is offered by the Library Services Agency. Call 641-4484.
OJAI JOYFUL SINGERS — meets Fridays at 9:45 a.m. at Ojai Presbyterian Church, 304 Foothill Road, Ojai, singing oldies but goodies as well as new and popular songs. For more information, call Shirley at 646-8025.
FREE RECORDING STUDIO WORKSHOPS — Singers and songwriters are welcome to free recording studio workshops held on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Tim Frantz’s Mountain Dog Musicworks. To sign up for the next workshop: email@example.com or 649-8500.
TAROT CARD READING — Tarot card reader Donna Ellen reads the cards Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. at Ojai House, 304 N. Montgomery St. Drop in or call 493-7707 for an appointment.
OJAI SONGWRITERS — A free weekly meeting of open-minded creative musicians and lyricists, who recognize the value of the collaborative sharing of ideas and music. Contact Scott: hscottsmith@sbc
global.net or 640-1004 .
FREE MAMMOGRAMS — The Ojai Valley Community Health Center, 1200 Maricopa Highway, offers a Breast Cancer Early Detection Program which includes free breast exams for women 40 years old or older and free mammograms for women 50 and older who do not have any medical coverage and cannot afford these services. Call 640-8293 to see if you qualify.
FREE DAY AT NURSERY SCHOOL — Ojai Valley Community Nursery School, 1290 Grand Ave., invites preschoolers ages 2 to 6 to a free session every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon; tag-along siblings are welcome. Call 646-3801 for details.
WORLD OF ONE — a support group for widows and widowers, meets at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., the third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Help of Ojai, 646-5122.
MEDITATION AND HEALING WORKSHOPS — Weekly meditation and healing workshops are run by two well-known British healers, now living in Ojai. For details call Roger or Kim at 640-0211.
QUILTERS ANONYMOUS— meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 185 St. Thomas Drive. Beginners are welcome and membership is free. Call 649-5956 for information.
HOME SECURITY PATROL — The Ojai Valley Security Patrol provides home security for when you are on vacation. Call the Ojai Police at 646-1414 for information. Neighborhood Watch programs are also available.
NOAH COMMUNITY SING — A community sing, open to individuals and families, is held the third Sunday of each month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Living Aikido Dojo, Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. Donations accepted. For more information, call Craig at 637-4829.
OJAI BREAST-FEEDING HELP LINE — is staffed by lactation professionals. Telephone counseling, information and referral are available free to the community. Ojai Breast-feeding Help Line: 646-5865.
FREE PRENATAL CLASSES — Clinicas del Camino Real offers free weekly prenatal classes in Spanish and English at all of its nine sites countywide. They are held Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. In Ojai, the location is the Ojai Valley Community Health Center, 1200 Maricopa Highway. Call 640-8293.
SCHOOLINKS HOMEWORK CENTERS — SchooLinks Homework Centers are open at the Ojai Library, Meiners Oaks Library and Oak View Library, Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. when school is in session. Call 289-0368.
BRIDGE CLUB — The Ojai Valley Bridge Club meets Mondays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Ojai United Methodist Church, corner of Maricopa Highway and Church Road. All bridge players are welcome. Call 640-8523 or 646-1211.
OJAI VALLEY RETIRED MEN'S CLUB — meets for lunch and a presentation the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Soule Park Golf Club Banquet Room. Retired men, as guests or as prospective members, are always welcome. Call Ron Chegwidden at 649-2434.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT MOOSE LODGE — The public is invited to purchase breakfast Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1417, 382 Ventura Ave., Oak View, behind the post office.
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS AND ULTRASOUND — are offered at Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic, 1320-C Maricopa Highway, Ojai. Office hours are Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Additional days and times available by appointment. Appointments are necessary for ultrasound. Free referrals and resource material on pregnancy, STDs and more are available during office hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the 24-hour hotline at 646-6830.
ALIGN YOUR BODY — A free exercise class called Align Your Body is held every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Call 646-5122 for more details.
PAUSE4KIDS MEETINGS — Pause4kids, a parents’ group committed to helping children with special needs, meets twice each month: every third Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Visit www.pauseconejo.org or call Kim at 646-6606.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP — United Parents hosts a free parent support group the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital Conference Room. Call 653-6434, Ext. 243.
MATILIJA FLY FISHERS — meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. The meetings consist of informal fly-fishing discussions, notice of upcoming events of interest and fly-tying instruction and demonstrations. Visitors are welcome. Call 646-3469.
OJAI VALLEY BEE CLUB MEETING — The Ojai Valley Bee Club meets every second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the annex at The Farmer and The Cook, 339 W. El Roblar Drive in Meiners Oaks. This beekeeping and bee appreciation club for enthusiasts in the Ojai Valley and surrounding area meets to share information and resources with experts and guest speakers.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — Women who have triumphed over breast cancer, women still undergoing treatment and those considering treatment — all meet to share tips, choices, experiences, strategies and encouragement the third Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Help of Ojai’s Oak Tree House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai. Newcomers are welcome. Call Kathy Leary-Wilde at 218-9798 for more information.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — A cancer support group offering encouragement, resources and prayer for cancer patients, family members and friends is held the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 1290 E. Grand Ave., Ojai. For more information, call Sydnee at 649-9548 or Nancy at 646-6170.
DIVORCE CARE — A divorce recovery and support group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St., Ojai. Divorce Care features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Call 646-4324.
OJAI VALLEY GUN CLUB — The Ojai Valley Gun Club offers a public shoot day at 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Rose Valley Range. Visit www.ovgc.net or call 984-9472.
OJAI VALLEY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP — continues to meet the third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St. There are always knowledgeable people presenting tough questions and often getting clear answers. Call 988-7599.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB — brings business people together to network and help each other generate new prospects and share marketing ideas. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Eggs & Potatoes in Ojai. For more information, email email@example.com or call Trixi Scantlin at 525-1917.
DANCE MEDICINE — is a journey into healing held Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. Experience spontaneous movements that arise from the unconscious. Call 646-0117.
MEDITATION MOUNT — Group meditations are held Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Meditation Mount, 10340 Reeves Road. The grounds are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to sunset. Office business hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.meditationmount.org or call 646-5508, Ext. 103.
FREE PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATIONS FOR KIDS— The Ojai Valley Community Health Center, 1200 Maricopa Highway, offers free physicals and immunizations for children ages 0 to 18. Call 640-8293 to see if you qualify.
AUTISM SUPPORT OJAI — is an online forum where care-givers can offer and receive support, referrals and information pertaining to autism spectrum disorder. Support for this group has been provided by The Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center in Oxnard. See firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
CHI GONG (QIGONG) LIFE-FORCE TRAINING — is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Stell Hall, World University Plaza at the corner of Matilija and Ventura streets in downtown Ojai, featuring a short set of focused and powerful energy recharging and balancing exercises for all ages. No fee; donations appreciated. Call 646-1444.
FEED YOUR BODY AND SOUL! — Stop by the Ojai Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 291 E. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks, each Tuesday at 6 p.m. for a free hot meal followed by a short Bible study. For more information, call 640-0358.
DANCING WITH PARKINSON’S — A dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease is held Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., led by Irina Dukhon. Suggested donation is $5. Call (206) 909-8918 for more information.
ART GROUP — Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai, hosts a free Art Group every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your own art supplies and join in sharing your creativity. Call 646-5122.
BOY SCOUTS TROOP 504 — Sponsored by the Ojai Rotary Club, Troop 504 of the Boy Scouts of America, has outdoor activities and a weekly program for boys ages 11 to 18. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ojai United Methodist Church, 120 Church Road. Each month there is an outdoor hike, backpacking or camping trip. Visit www.ojai.net/troop504 or call Bill O’Brien at 646-1542.
LEGAL HELP — A volunteer attorney is available for legal consultation the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Community Assistance Program office, 108 Fox St., by appointment only. Call 640-3320.
PET THERAPY PROGRAM — The Humane Society of Ventura County seeks volunteers to help in its Pet Assisted Therapy Program. Volunteers visit skilled nursing and residential care facilities Wednesday mornings. For information, call the volunteer coordinator at the Humane Society, 646-6505, Ext. 110.
ALANO MEETINGS— The Ojai Valley Alano Club at 575 W. El Roblar Drive, holds more than 25 meetings a week for 12-Step Recovery groups, AA, NA, CA, Alanon and Alateen. For meeting schedules and more information, call 646-9187.
FREE INTRODUCTORY SUFI HEALING SESSION — Allow 45 minutes to one hour. Session will be by phone. This offer is for new people of all walks of life and faiths and for any challenge in body, soul, home, work, or relationship. No subsequent obligation or catch. Maritza Luz Vega, CMT, RCST, Ministry, 646-1577.
RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE — The Rape Crisis Hotline at 656-1111 offers counseling and other services.
DONATIONS TO SECOND HELPINGS — Donations are accepted for Second Helpings Thrift Store at Help of Ojai’s West Campus, 370 Baldwin Road, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 649-8750 for more information.
SHAKESPEARE SALON — The Ojai Shakespeare Festival's Second Century Shakespeare Salon meets the first and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., to read and discuss the works of the Bard. The club is free and open to everyone. Call Laurie Walters Slade at 646-3733.
AMERICAN LEGION BINGO — The American Legion Post 482 in Ojai hosts bingo Tuesdays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 843 E. Ojai Ave. (Early birds from 12:30 to 1 p.m.) Refreshments are provided. All proceeds go to our veterans.
GENEALOGY LIBRARY OPEN — Find your roots at the Genealogy Library Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at 411 San Antonio Drive, Ojai. Call 646-2173 or 640-8351.
PLAY GROUP — Come have fun with other 5- and 6-year-olds at Libbey Park Wednesdays at noon. Gather for lunch and a good time. Call Dawn at 640-1283 for information, or just show at up the park.
BREAST-FEEDING GROUP — The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, hosts Tara Stivers, lactation consultant, Wednesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. to discuss questions with new mothers about breast-feeding. Donations welcomed. Call 646-7559.
TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS — Ojai Valley Toastmasters meets Fridays at 6:30 a.m. in the Library Room at The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. Come visit and hear a variety of presentations. For more information, call 207-5094.
DRINK FROM THE OCEAN OF LOVE — Join us Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. for Sufi practices and Zikhr as a way to connect directly with the divine for replenishment, guidance, and healing. All walks of life and faith are welcome. Call 646-1577 for more information.