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  This week June 21-27

 Friday, June 21

FREE CURBSIDE YARD WASTE CHIPPING SERVICE — The Ventura County Resource Conservation District and the Concerned Resource Environmental Workers (C.R.E.W.) will be providing free curbside chipping service in the area of Casitas Springs, today and on June 28 at Sulphur Mountain Road (until private road). In order to receive this free service you must register with the C.R.E.W. online at vcrcd.org/fire-preparedness.com or call (805) 649-8847 to schedule your service. All material must be piled in a location easily accessible by the chipping vehicle. Chips will be left on-site. Chips can be used around the property as mulch.

 

THIRD FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN — The Ojai Valley Museum and many downtown merchants 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.

 

“MAMMA MIA!” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host performances of “Mamma Mia!”  through July 14, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., directed by Tracey Williams Sutton. This singing and dancing tribute brings to life the timeless songs of the phenomenon known as ABBA. Call (805) 640-8797 for more details or get tickets online at ojaiact.org.

 

Saturday, June 22
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event this 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.

 

“HORSE, HEART AND CONNECTION” — an equine-facilitated learning workshop, explores non-verbal communication and cultivating intuition with horses. No riding involved. Saturday from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $50. To register call 847-971-3643 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information: www.horseheartandconnection.com.

 

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR FOR MEN — The Center for Spiritual Living Ojai will sponsor an historic tour of downtown Ojai for men, Saturday at 10:15 a.m. A docent from the Ojai Valley Museum will give the history of how our town developed from a vision by Mr. Libbey. Then have a hosted lunch at Jim & Rob's. Call (805) 640-0498 for information and enrollment.

 

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). Docents Cricket Twichell and Jackie Clark will lead the June 22 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.

 

SPA DAY FOR WOMEN — The Center for Spiritual Living Ojai will sponsor a relaxing afternoon for women in a private home, Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Included will be a massage, aromatherapy, guided imagery, and healthful drinks and treats. Call (805) 640-0498 for information and enrollment.

 

AMERICAN VEDIC ASSOCIATION FELLOWSHIPS — 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.

 

FREE EVENT, “SAVING RED” — A horse, a woman, a book. Come and hear how this exceptional, enterprising woman rescued a horse, who then rescued her. On Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., Sue Newman will talk about her book, “Saving Red.” It is full of heart, exploration and courage. Refreshments will be served. For reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

BOEKBINDER-PHANTOM TIDES CONCERT —  Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks, will host a concert by singer-songwriter Zoe Boekbinder and Phantom Tides, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Donations are welcome at the door.

 

Sunday, June 23
NATURE HIKE ON PINE MOUNTAIN —  with local native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will be held Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn identification and uses of native plants in the Yellow Pine Forest habitat. $25 for adults, $20 seniors 62-plus, $15 students 13-17. Register at HerbWalks.com or (805) 646-6281.

 

MORNING IN LOVING-KINDNESS —  Mandala Restaurant, 11400 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai, will host a blessing ceremony, Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Buddhist meditation is an ancient set of teachings which enables the practitioner to connect body and mind in the moment with utmost loving-kindness to oneself and to the rest of the world. Bhante Sutadhara will discuss how we can incorporate loving-kindness in daily life. Call (805) 798-2768 for more information.

 

GIN BLOSSOMS CONCERT — Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, will be the site for a concert by the Gin Blossoms, Sunday at 5 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.

 

GRAMMY-NOMINATED FLAMENCO GUITAR DUET — Come enjoy virtuoso guitarists Yussi Wenger and Luis Villegas as they weave together a rich tapestry of Latin American music in a vibrant flamenco style! Sunday at 6 p.m. at Ojai Art Center. $20 online or $25 at door; students/children (8 years+) $10/door. Tickets at www.ojaijazzconcerts.com. Questions: Rich Tell, 805-746-0936. 

 

Tuesday, June 25
RETIRED MEN'S CLUB MEETING — At the club meeting on Tuesday, Ivor Davis will share his experiences as a young reporter traveling with The Beatles on their 1964 tour of the United States. Don't miss this talk! 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, June 26
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.

 

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 1 WATCH PARTY — with the Ojai Valley Democratic Club, Wednesday at Help of Ojai, Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., debate starts at 6 p.m. All are invited. Refreshments and snacks provided, BYOB. Come tomorrow night for Debate 2. See Facebook at Ojai Valley Democrats or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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, June 27
FREE MEDITATION TALKS — Transcendental Meditation® free introductory talks by certified teachers from the David Lynch Foundation and the Maharishi Foundation are offered every Thursday or by appointment. For information, call (805) 279-2543.

 

MERRY WIDOWS WILL MEET — The Ojai Valley Merry Widows will meet for lunch Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Exotic Thai Restaurant, 849 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Merry Widows has no membership fees, no age requirements, no altruistic goals, just a chance to meet other widows.

 

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE 2 WATCH PARTY — with the Ojai Valley Democratic Club, Thursday at Help of Ojai, Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., debate starts at 6 p.m. All are invited. Refreshments and snacks provided, BYOB. See Facebook at Ojai Valley Democrats or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Down the road

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3” — The Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, Ojai, will host a Parent's Night Out in the Boyd Community Center, featuring the screening of “Hotel Transylvania 3,” for children ages 5 through 13, June 28 with drop-off at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m, and pick-up at 9 p.m. For more details, call (805) 646-5581, Ext. 390.

OYES SUMMER CAMPS PERFORMANCE — The Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, will host a performance June 28 at 6 p.m. showcasing its currently ending summer camps in Glee, Dance and Broadway Music. For more details, call (805) 646-4300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
OBI KAUFMANN AND “THE STATE OF WATER” — Meet and hike with author-artist-naturalist Obi Kaufmann and local naturalist Lanny Kaufer, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes painting demonstration and book signing. $30 adults, $25 seniors 62-up, $15 students 13-17. Register at HerbWalks.com or 805-646-6281. (J28)
OJAI VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL — The final Ojai Valley Lavender Festival will be held June 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Libbey Park. For more information: www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.
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 Elizabeth Jurgensen will lead the June 29 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
“SAVING THE CALIFORNIA CONDORS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Vince Gerwe of Friends of the California Condor Fee and Wild, giving a presentation on “Saving the California Condors,” June 29 at 11 a.m. What issues face this most endangered species? Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“BATS YOU NEVER IMAGINED” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Kris Mashburn in a program titled “Bats You Never Imagined,” June 29 at 1 p.m. She will present the amazing world of bats, in sizes, shapes, features and colors you've never imagined. Meet her pet bat and see her slide show. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
FREE PIPE ORGAN CONCERT — Ojai Presbyterian Church, 304 N. Foothill Road, Ojai, will host a free pipe organ concert by Greg Rister, June 29 at 2 p.m. to show the community its newly refurbished classic 1930 Casavant organ. Rister plans a program of a variety of musical genres to demonstrate the capabilities of the organ, including accompanying a short “Laurel & Hardy” silent movie. A reception will follow the concert. Call (805) 646-1437 for more information.
IMPROV COMEDY SHOW — The Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 907 El Centro St., Ojai, will host a live unscripted comedy showcase, June 29 at 6 p.m., brought to you by host John Medeiros and Ojai Improv. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door or on sale now ($9) at EventBrite. For more details, call (805) 646-4300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“TOWN TALK” AT MUSEUM — The Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., will host a “Town Talk” June 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. by champion horse trainer, Dan Lopez, who is featured in the current exhibit, “Founding Familias.” He will talk about the life of a modern-day vaquero and show a few of the many belt buckles he has won over his long career of showing horses. For more information, call (805) 640-1390.
THE ARTESIAN OF OJAI'S “LUNCH & LEARN” — The public is invited to an event being held July 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redemption, 190 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai (across the street from The Artesian). Join them for a complimentary lunch to learn about The Artesian of Ojai's innovative small homes and assisted living and memory support services. Explore how affordable community living can be. Seating is limited. Call (805) 628-3132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your space.
FREE CONCERT AT LIBBEY BOWL — Ojai's Fourth of July celebrations will start off with a free concert at Libbey Bowl, July 3 at 6 p.m., emceed by Upper Ojai Search and Rescue, the parade's grand marshal this year. Performing will be Marcus and Shanti Kettles and the Ojai Band sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ojai-West. If you want to compete in the Apple Pie Contest, your pie needs to be there between 6 and 7 p.m.; winner will get a free family pass to the Fireworks Show.
BIKE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE — Ojai Ride & Roll invites bicycle riders of all ages to join its Bike Brigade, the official group bike ride in Ojai's Fourth of July parade. Riders will gather at the Matilija Junior High School athletic field near the corner of Ojai Avenue and Country Club Drive. Be there by 9 a.m. on July 4 with your bike and helmet. Look for the bright yellow Ojai Ride & Roll T-shirts. Feel free to decorate your bike with streamers, decals and signs to show why you love to cycle and why it is good for the environment. Ojai Ride & Roll is sponsored by Ojai Valley Green Coalition.
FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS — Ojai's events on the Fourth of July will begin with breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., hosted by the Lions Club; cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids. A Youth Freedom Run begins at 8:45 a.m. in front of the Ojai post office. The Fourth of July parade begins at 10 a.m., starting at Country Club Drive, going down Ojai Avenue to Park Road. The Fireworks Show will be held at Nordhoff High School Stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for a concert with Danny McGaw & The 33, a kids' zone and food trucks. The fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are available at Attitude Adjustment or American Hay.
OLD BLIND DOGS CONCERT — Ojai's favorite Scottish band, the Old Blind Dogs, will be in concert at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., July 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Info at ojaiconcertseries.com. (J28)
VOLUNTEER TRAIL DAY — Los Padres Forest Association will host a volunteer trail maintenance project July 6 in the Mount Piños Ranger District. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Deal Connector Trailhead off Highway 33. LPFA will provide the tools. Bring food and water and wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt, boots, gloves and eye protection. Please RSVP on Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“LIZARDS AND SNAKES” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host members of the Southwestern Herpetological Society, July 6 at 11 a.m. They will present live and impressive lizards and snakes and give advice on which reptile to pick as a pet. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“INTO THE WILD” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host a program required for Naturalists, “Into the Wild,” July 6 at 1 p.m. Gordie Hemphill, president of LPFA Ojai Chapter and scouter, will lead this program about wildlife in our local forest. Reservations are required. Requested $3 fee. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
DRUNKEN PRAYER CONCERT — Drunken Prayer will be in concert at Topa Topa Brewing Company, 345 E. Ojai Ave., July 7 from noon to 3 p.m., promoting their latest album, “Cordelia Elsewhere.” Call (805) 798-9079.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will hold a meeting July 9 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai.
SILENCE DAY OPEN HOUSE — Meher Mount, 9902 Sulphur Mountain Road, Ojai, will host Silence Day, July 10 from noon to 5 p.m., to commemorate Avatar Meher Baba's 44 years of silence. All are welcome to visit and enjoy the silenee. Call (805) 640-0000 for more information.
CMWD BOARD MEETING — The Board of Directors of Casitas Municipal Water District will meet July 10 at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is welcome to attend.
“TREES ARE TREEMENDOUS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will hold a program required for Scouters, “Trees Are Treemendous,” July 13 at 11 a.m. Lloyd Simpson, botanist with Los Padres Natioal Forest, will lead a short, educational walk around the campground showing you native and non-native trees. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“FIRE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will hold a program titled “Fire in Southern California,” July 13 at 1 p.m. Learn about the role of fire in Southern California ecosystems from Nicole Molinari, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service. The presentation will end with a walk in the Thomas Fire area. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
KENNY G CONCERT — Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, will be the site for a concert by Kenny G, July 13 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
THE ARTESIAN OF OJAI'S “LUNCH & LEARN” — The public is invited to an event being held July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redemption, 190 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai (across the street from The Artesian). Join them for a complimentary lunch to learn about The Artesian of Ojai's innovative small homes and assisted living and memory support services. Explore how affordable community living can be. Seating is limited. Call (805) 628-3132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your space.
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 July 20 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“VOLCANOES IN STORY AND SCIENCE” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host gifted storyteller, scientist, artist and educator Richard Wade, July 20 at 11 a.m. He will teach the science of how volcanoes erupt and grow and will also entertain children and adults with legends and lore. Volunteers will make a model volcano erupt and you will get a free piece of lava. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
THE ENGLISH BEAT CONCERT — Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, will be the site for a concert by The English Beat, July 20 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.

 

Ongoing

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 (805) 640-1283 for information, or just show at up the park.

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.”
INDEPENDENT TYPE MOVIE SCREENINGS — If you love to see regular screenings of “better” films on Monday nights, and like some light discussion afterward, this is the place. Most films are highly rated by Ebert or Turan, 110-inch screen, one block from Rainbow Bridge, free. Call John, (805) 640-3650.
TOASTMASTERS MEETINGS — Ojai Valley Toastmasters meets Fridays at 6:30 a.m. in the library at The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St., Ojai. Come visit and hear a variety of presentations. For more information, call (805) 804-7024.
THERAPEUTIC IMAGERY — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, offers free therapeutic imagery sessions, fourth Thursdays of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Caregivers also welcome. Call (805) 646-6433.
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. Agape is for those in need of a support group with the honesty and willingness to help themselves.
FREE PICKLEBALL — Free pickleball lessons and play are offered at the Matilija Junior High School tennis courts, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to dusk and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon. All necessary equipment is provided. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — A free Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Mondays of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room of the Continuing Care Center, 1306 Maricopa Highway (behind the hospital). Call (805) 633-9056 for more information.
ZUMBA — Zumba workouts are held at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Call (805) 646-0117.
HEARTWARMERS KNITTING CIRCLE — meets in Ojai Library's Community Room, 121 E. Ojai Ave.,, the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Knitters of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Members knit 7-inch-by-9-inch pieces which are assembled into blankets, lap blankets and baby blankets for the community. For more information, contact Kit Willis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 646-5810.
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 (805) 646-9724.
STORY TIME IN MEINERS OAKS — The Meiners Oaks Library, 114 N. Padre Juan Ave., will host stories for kids ages 0 through 5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Call (805) 646-4804 for more information.
MAH-JONGG GROUP — Mah-jongg enthusiasts are invited to join a group Mondays at 1 p.m. at Help of Ojai, 111 W. Santa Ana St. For more information, call Cynthia Leavitt at (805) 947-9238.
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. 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. Call (805) 657-8528 for more details.
BEGINNING KRIYA MEDITATION CLASS — is held Mondays at 7 p.m. in Ojai. Call (805) 646-7575 for directions or details.
OJAI VALLEY DEMOCRATS MEETINGS — The Ojai Valley Democrats meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month (except August and December) at Help of Ojai's Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St., Ojai (behind City Hall and up the ramp). For information, see Facebook at Ojai Valley Democrats or call (805) 794-9228.
FOOD GLEANERS NEEDED — Food Share, Ventura County’s food bank, has an ongoing need for gleaners, volunteers who pick fruit from backyard trees and untended orchards for distribution to hungry people throughout the county. Food Share provides all the equipment. Volunteers usually meet at the designated pick spot at around 8:30 a.m. and work for two to three hours. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 983-7100, Ext. 138.
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.
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 (805) 646-3583 or (805) 646-9072.
ANIMAL ADOPTIONS — The Humane Society of Ventura County’s Shelter and Adoption Center in Ojai, 402 Bryant St., is open for animal adoptions Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit humanesocietyvc.org to see photos of animals available. Call (805) 646-6505.
PLAY BRIDGE — The Bridge Group meets Mondays  and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai’s Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St. All bridge players are welcome. For more information call (805) 646-5122.
LIBRARY KNITTING AND FIBER ARTS CLUB — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., hosts meetings of the Ojai Library Knitting and Fiber Arts Club every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Knitting kits can be provided. Call (805) 646-1639.
OJAI QUILTERS ANONYMOUS — Ojai Quilters Anonymous meets Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (805) 649-5956 for more information.
FREE OPTIMUM WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP — Love to be in a group that values exercise in nature, plant-dominant diet, meditation, talking stick-council, Tolle, Kyle Cease, etc.? Call John, (805) 640-3650.
OJAI SRI SATHYA SAI BABA CENTER —  The Ojai Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Call (805) 646-3250.
ROTARY CLUB OF OJAI-WEST MEETINGS — The Rotary Club of Ojai-West holds breakfast meetings every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Soule Park Golf Course Banquet Room, 1033 E. Ojai Ave. (no meeting if there is a fifth Tuesday in a month). Guests are welcome to come learn about Rotary and the club’s activities. Call (805) 798-1871 for reservations or more imformation.
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 (805) 525-9931.
ADULT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS — Grief Support Groups meet every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai’s West Campus, 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai. They are free of charge and open to individuals who have experienced a loss within the last two-and-half years. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
FREE HEALING SESSIONS FOR VETERANS AND FAMILIES — Healing in America will offer free one-hour energy healing sessions to local veterans and their families: in Ojai, 107 W. Aliso St., the last Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 640-0211.
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 (805) 640-6936 or (805) 640-2224.
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES — ESL classes are offered through Ojai Unified Adult Education at Ojai Unified District offices, 414 E. Ojai Ave. Call (805) 640-4330, Ext. 1960, for information.
“EXPLORING WATERCOLORS” — Patty Van Dyke and Gayel Childress 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 Kelley at (805) 646-1446.
PIYOCHI CLASSES — are held Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Sacred Space Studio, 307 E. Matilija St., Ojai, led by Heath Perry. Learn to move fluidly, balance musculature and invigorate the body through a combination of therapeutic exercises and stretches. Call (805) 321-0617 for more information.
SPEAK WITH POWER TOASTMASTERS — At Speak with Power Toastmasters meetings you can learn public speaking, how to conduct meetings, listen effectively and provide constructive feedback. The club meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Lighthouse, 590 Old Ventura Ave., Oak View. Visitors are welcome.
LOW-COST SHOT CLINICS — The Humane Society Shelter and Adoption Center, 402 Bryant St., Ojai, holds low-cost shot clinics on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Dr. Lewis at (805) 646-2442.
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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 649-8500.
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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 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 (805) 640-8293 to see if you qualify.
OJAI CARS AND COFFEE — Car enthusiasts of all kinds meet the second Sunday of each month from 8 to 10 a.m. for an auto show in the parking lot at Westridge Midtown Market, 131 W. Ojai Ave. All makes and models are welcome or just come to look and discuss auto trends and other motoring subjects with like-minded folks.
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 or in speaking or volunteering is welcome. Call Nora Davis at (805) 646-3128 or 207-6177. Donations are welcome; mail to Jane Cusumano Foundation, 1129 Maricopa Highway, PMB 126, Ojai, CA 93023.
GRIEF HAVEN — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, hosts a free, drop-in grief support group for anyone in the comunity every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Call (805) 646-6433.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Redemption, 190 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, hosts Celebrate Recovery, a Christian AA program every Friday at 7 p.m. Come heal your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Questions, Norm at (805) 320-5499.
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 (805) 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.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS MEETINGS — Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families hold 12-step meetings every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 409 Topa Topa Drive, Ojai. For more information: www.adultchildren.org.
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 (805) 646-0106.
HOME SECURITY PATROL  — The Ojai Valley Security Patrol provides home security for when you are on vacation. Call the Ojai Police at (805) 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 (805) 637-4829.
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 (805) 640-8293.
SCHOOLINKS HOMEWORK CENTERS — SchooLinks Homework Centers are open at the Ojai Library, Meiners Oaks Library and Oak View Library, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. when school is in session. Call (805) 289-0368.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, hosts a free, drop-in caregiver support group  on the second Mondays of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Call (805) 646-6433.
BRIDGE CLUBS — The Ojai Bridge Club meets Mondays and the Oak View Bridge Club meets Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community of Ojai, 530 W. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks. All bridge players are welcome; singles will be provided with a partner. For more information, call (805) 512-6746.
UKULELE CLUB AT OJAI LIBRARY — The Ojai Library Ukulele Club meets every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the main gallery, 111 E. Ojai Ave., for a jam session and workshop. The club is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along. The club has a couple of extra ukuleles. Call (805) 218-9146 for more details.
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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS — meets every second Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Arc Enrichment Center, 210 Cañada St., Ojai. You are invited to join Ojai Valley American Red Cross volunteers at a monthly meeting. No RSVP required. Call Michaela at (805) 236-9959 for information.
“NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host a practice group for youth and adults on “Nonviolent Communication” on the fourth Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. For more information, call (805) 218-9146.
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. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the 24-hour hot line at (805) 646-6830.
STORY TIME AT OAK VIEW LIBRARY — The Oak View Library, 555 Mahoney Ave., hosts story time for youngsters every Tuesday from 4 to 4:30 p.m. during the school year. Call (805) 649-1523 for details.
PARENTCARE PROGRAM — The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center seeks families to serve in their ParentCare Home Visit Program. ParentCare serves families who have newborns (or those currently pregnant) with extra support at home with simple, everyday tasks. To apply for this program or to volunteer, call Renee Mandala at (805) 646-7559, Ext. 110.
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 (805) 646-6606.
ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP — Join Deirdre Daly on the fsecond and tfourth Monday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m., as she facilitates an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group at The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St., for caregivers and loved ones of people living with dementia to get support and share information on community resources. Refreshments will be provided. Call (805) 640-5717 for more details.
SHAMBHALA MEDITATION — The Ojai Valley Shambhala Meditation Group meets Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at 504 Lion St., Ojai, for mindful meditation. For more information and special classes, call Nina at (805) 798-8811.
LEGAL HELP — A volunteer attorney or legal aide 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 (805) 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, (805) 646-6505, Ext. 110.
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 (805) 646-3746 for information.
12-STEP 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 (805) 750-2281 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“DONATIONS TO SECOND HELPINGS — Donations are accepted for Second Helpings Thrift Store at Help of Ojai’s West Campus, 370 Baldwin Road, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (805) 649-8750 for more information.
SHAKESPEARE READING SALON — The Shakespeare Reading Salon meets the first and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Ojai Library's community room. All are welcome, whether you know a lot about Shakespeare, or very little, whether you love to read aloud or just listen. For more information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Laurie at (805) 646-3733.
OJAI VALLEY BEE CLUB MEETING — The Ojai Valley Bee Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Ojai Valley School, 723 El Paseo Road, Ojai. For current information, check www.ojaibeeclub.com or Facebook.
SITTING AND WALKING MEDITATION WITH OJAI MINDFULNESS — Practicing in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village tradition and supported by Dharma teacher Kenley Neufeld, we meet at the Resonance Healing Center, 215 Church Road, every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information: https://ojaimindfulness.org.
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 (805) 984-9472.
STRONGER TOGETHER CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, hosts two free, drop-in cancer support groups each month, first Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and third Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m.  Caregivers also welcome. Call (805) 646-6433.
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 (805) 640-8293 to see if you qualify.
OJAI VALLEY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — This group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Little House, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. There are always knowledgeable people, as well as professionals in the field, presenting good information. Call (805) 646-5122.
EARLY LITERACY CLASS AT OJAI LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., hosts an Early Literacy class for youngsters ages 0 to 5 every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Call (805) 646-1639 for details.
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 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (805) 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 Janine Ames. Donation suggested. Call (206) 909-8918 for more information.
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. Call Scoutmaster Jerry Thurston at (805) 419-0504.
GENEALOGY LIBRARY OPEN — Find your roots at the Genealogy Library, 411 San Antonio Drive, Ojai, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Call (805) 646-2173 or (805) 640-8351.
PEACE VIGIL — The Ojai Peace Vigil meets every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Pergola in front of Libbey Park. All are welcome. Placards will be supplied or you may bring your own.
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 (805) 646-0068 for more details.
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING — Small business counseling is available regularly at the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce. Call (805) 646-8216.
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.
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