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This Week

Friday, March 15
WORKING ON THE 2020 CENSUS AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host a representative from the U.S. Census Bureau, today from 3 to 5p.m., to deliver a 2020 Census Recruiting and Application Workshop. Learn about the variety of jobs available and the qualifications required. For more information, call (805) 646-1639 or 218-9146.
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 and the Ojai Music Festival’s Music Van will be on hand. Call (805) 640-1390 for more information.
“CRAZY FOR YOU” — Nordhoff High School students will present their spring musical, “Crazy for You,” by George and Ira Gershwin, at the Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, through March 17, with performances today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This Tony Award-winning musical has big dance numbers, unforgettable songs and colorful characters. Advance tickets are highly recommended at nhsmusic.com. Can buy tickets at the door one hour before showtimes, if available. For more information: (805) 640-4343, Ext. 1898.
OJAI UNDERGROUND EXCHANGE CONCERT — Ojai Underground Exchange, 1016 W. Ojai Ave., will host Nicola Winokur with special guests performing R&B, blues and jazz music, today at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (805) 340-7893.
“FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGES: LIVING THE INSIGHTS OFFERED BY J. KRISHNAMURTI” —  Krotona School of Theosophy, 46 Krotona St., Ojai, will present a weekend seminar with Michael Mendizza, March 15 through 17, on “Fundamental Challenges: Living the Insights Offered by J. Krishnamurti.” As Krishnamurti stated: “There are no teachings.” However, the legacy of his wisdom is still actively contemplated today. The focus is not to interpret his words but to discover what the teachings really are. How does the essence of what Krishnamurti imparted apply to one’s reflection of the self and quest for awakening? Mendizza is an author, educator, documentary filmmaker, and founder of Touch the Future, a nonprofit learning design center. Today, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon. Series $50, single session $15. Information: www.krotonainstitute.org or (805) 646-1139. (M15)
Saturday, March 16
VOLUNTEER TRAIL DAY — The Ojai Ranger District will host a volunteer trail day project on Saturday to do maintenance on the scenic Gridley Trail. The project will focus on tread work from the recent storms. Meet at the Ojai Ranger Station, 1190 E. Ojai Ave., before 8 a.m. to carpool; should return by 4 p.m. Rain will cancel the event. For more information and what to bring, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (805) 646-4348.
NHS SPRING DANCE WORKSHOP — Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway, will host its Spring Dance Workshop, Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Nordhoff’s Dance Studio. This will be a morning of dancing fun for pre-K through eighth-graders. Register now at nhsdance.com.
FREE GARDENING WORKSHOP — The Ventura County Master Gardeners will hold a free workshop on “Summer Vegetable Gardening,” Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Arc, 210 Cañada St., Ojai. Learn what and how to plant your summer vegetable garden. The workshop features information on growing in raised beds and how to select vegetables that thrive best in the spring and summer. For more information, email Teri Reid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“THE WAY OF STORY IN OJAI” — Award-winning author Catherine Ann Jones will hold a writing workshop at her home in Ojai, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information: www.wayofstory.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“INTRODUCTORY WILDLIFE TRACKING” — The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s “All About Ojai” program will host a course on “Introductory Wildlife Tracking,” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting at the Old Baldwin Road Trailhead of the Ventura River Preserve. Learn the basics and beyond of animal track and sign identification. For more information or to register, call (805) 649-6852.
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 March 16 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
“ARTISTIC VISIONS OF A GROWING AMERICA” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host Gretchen Simpson, Saturday at 1 p.m., delivering a talk titled “Artistic Visions of a Growing America.” Simpson is coming from the Santa Barbara Museum of Arts Community Speakers Program. She will discuss artists who have painted social struggles, scratched the underbelly of ostentation and raised uncomfortable questions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (805) 646-1639 or 218-9146.
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.
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE — Hamsa Studio, 109 E. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks, will host an evening of Dances of Universal Peace, Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with dance leaders from Santa Fe, N.M., Tara Andrea and Maboud Swierkosz. Easy to learn, the dances use simple, gentle gestures and movement. No musical or dance experience, special attire, or partner is required. Suggested donations are welcome. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
THE THEMATICS SING ABOUT “AMERICA” — The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host The Thematics in a concert titled “America!” Saturday at 8 p.m., with special guest, violinist Kerenza Peacock. Ojai friends and musicians who comprise The Thematics are Charlie Bosson, Jimmy Calire, Tara Jeffery, Virginia Kron, Rain Perry, Robert Rachelli, Martin Young and J.B. White. Tickets: $15, available at bpt.me/3624565 or at the door if still available.
OJAI UNDERGROUND EXCHANGE COMEDY SHOW — Ojai Underground Exchange, 1016 W. Ojai Ave., will host The Pink Moment Comedy Show, featuring female standup comics, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information, call (805) 340-7893.
Sunday, March 17
DEVOTIONAL RETREAT — The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, will host the Rev. Karen S. Wylie’s monthly devotional retreat Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme will be “Becoming Your Own Best Friend.” Open to people of all faiths. Suggested donation: $20. Call (310) 968-8928 or go to www.karenswylie.com.
GUIDED SOUND MEDITATION WITH REIKI— Maple Counseling Center, 2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 24, Ventura, will host a Guided Sound Meditation with Reiki, Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., celebrating the Full Crow Moon. Cost is $35 per person, limited to 20 people. To reserve space, contact Carmen Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to buy tickets online: www.eventbrite.com. (M15)
HAMMOND B3 ORGAN CONCERT — Sunday at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. GA, $20 or $25 at the door; students with ID, $10. Buy tickets online @ www.ojaijazzconcerts.com. Questions: Rich Tell, 805-746-0936. Carey Franks has played or recorded with Norah Jones, Bruce Springsteen, 5 US tours with the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Eric Marienthal, Jane Monheit, Ndugu Chancler, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hot Tuna, Social Distortion and others. (M15)
Tuesday, March 19
BIRD WALK AT LAKE CASITAS — The Ventura Audubon Society will host a bird walk at Lake Casitas, Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., led by Adele Fergusson (805-415-4304). Will be looking for hummingbirds, western bluebirds, blackbirds, grosbeaks, gnatcatchers, as well as ducks, geese and waterfowl.
“THE JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION” —  Krotona School of Theosophy, 46 Krotona St., Ojai, will present an 11 weekday seminar with Ravi Ravindra, Ph.D., March 19 through April 4, on “The Journey of Transformation.” The single message shared by all Scripture and sacred writing is that Truth or God cannot be realized without the necessary, total, and radical transformation of the one who seeks. To support the discussion of this sublime inner journey, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian teachings will be explored along with those of modern sages. Ravindra is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and has authored many papers in physics, philosophy and religion and written several books. March 19 through 22 and 26 through 29, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, and April 2 through 4, Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon. Series $138, single session $15. Information: www.krotonainstitute.org or (805) 646-1139. (M15)
LIVING SANCTUARY CLASSES FOR WOMEN — Living Sanctuary sponsors classs on “Women’s Health and Wellbeing Self-Practice: Creating Personal Sanctuary,” Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Soul Body Ojai, 205-M N. Signal St., Ojai. Suggested donation: $15. Each month, a new four-week series begins. For more information: (805) 380-3733 or www.mylivingsanctuaryorg/pay-it-forward.
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. Southern California poets Ann Huxie and Jean Colonomos will read from their work, followed by an open reading. The series on the third Tuesday of every month features local and area poets. For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
“THE STATE OF MANAS TAIJASA” — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Road, Ojai. Members will discuss “The State of Manas Taijasa.” The public is welcome. Call (805) 646-2653 for more details.
Wednesday, March 20
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, March 21
MERRY WIDOWS WILL MEET — The Ojai Valley Merry Widows will meet for lunch Thursday at noon at Ca’Marco Ristorante, 1002 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Merry Widows has no membership fees, no age requirements, no altruistic goals, just a chance to meet other widows.

Down the road

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event March 23 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.
OJAI VALLEY COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION EVENT — The city of Ojai, Supervisor Bennett and Ventura County will host a free Community Beautification Event, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway. Residents can bring: yard waste (green waste, wood, palm fronds, yucca and succulents), house and garage items (small appliances, gym equipment, bikes, indoor/outdoor furniture, matresses, unusable toys, baby items and clothing), and home repair debris (fencing, tile, concrete, metal, wood, drywall). Help of Ojai will also accept onsite gently used household goods, clothing and toys. The following items are not accepted: air conditioning units, refrigerators, microwaves, electronic waste, tires, commercial waste, and household hazardous waste. Call (805) 658-4315 for more information. Keep pets at home.
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 March 23 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
“SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host members of the Ojai Chapter of the National Organization for Women who are sponsoring two free screenings of the 2014 documentary film, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” March 23 at 1 and 4 p.m. The screenings will be followed by discussion. This is being offered in celebration of Women’s History Month. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (805) 646-1639 or 218-9146.
“AN INDEFINITE DURATION” DANCE SHOW — “An Indefinite Duration,” directed by Devin Fulton, is an evening of contemporary dance looking at and toying with our dynamic relationships to time. Performances will be held March 23 at p.m. at Hamsa Dance and Yoga Studio, 109 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, and March 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. at NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak St., Ventura. Tickets: $20; available at www.devinfulton.brownpapertickets.com.
“THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHRIST, J. KRISHNAMURTI, AND THE BHAGAVAD GITA” — The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai, will host a presentation on “The Teachings of the Christ, J. Krishnamurti, and the Bhagavad Gita: Their Uniquness, their Common Ground, and their Differences,” March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., led by Priscilla Murray, Professor Krishna, and Ravi Ravindra. Each teaching will be presented by one of the speakers, followed by a panel discussion. Cost: $15 per person, $10 for students and seniors. Followed by lunch at Mandala at 1:30 p.m. (at your cost); RSVP for lunch. (805) 646-2536, wwwojairetreat.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
OJAI TREES ORDER DEADLINE — Ojai Trees will hold its second spring tree planting session on March 30. The deadline to order trees is March 25. For more information, to order or to volunteer, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to ojaitreees.org.
PADDY HIRSCH AT LITERARY BRANCH SALON — The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host author, journalist, broadcaster and former British Royal Marines officer Paddy Hirsch at its Literary Branch Salon on March 25 at 7 p.m. He will talk about using journalist tools to write fiction. Hirsch works for NPR, where he edits and appears on “The Indicator from Planet Money.” His first novel was “The Devil’s Half Mile,” a historical thriller. A $5 donation is requested at the door. Refreshments and a book signing will follow his talk. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
RETIRED MEN’S CLUB MEETING — Jamie Fleming has a marketing and promotion background which includes Disney, Universal Studios and the Ojai Film Festival. He is now the CEO of the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce and will share his plans for the future of the organization at the Men’s Club meeting on March 26. 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.
“MY JOURNEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE PRIMARY HUMAN RIGHT” — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet March 26 at 7 p.m. at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Road, Ojai. Mike Farrell, former “M.A.S.H.” star, will discuss “My Journey to Understanding the Primary Human Right.” The public is welcome. Call (805) 646-2653 for more details.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will hold a meeting March 26 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 March 27 at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is welcome to attend.
DANCE IN THE DARK — Peak Power Yoga, 206 N. Signal St., Ojai, will host its lights-out nonjudgmental dance party, March 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come dance to pop hits like nobody’s watching, because the lights are out and the music is pumping. A $10 donation is suggested, 100 percent of which will go to local charities or families in need.
“FROM SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA TO THE BUDDHA” —  Krotona School of Theosophy, 46 Krotona St., Ojai, will present a weekend workshop, March 29 through 30, with Ravi Ravindra, Ph.D., and Priscilla Murray, Ph.D., on “From Siddhartha Gautama to the Buddha.” This workshop will explore the commonly accepted narrative of the life of Siddhartha Gautama and his transformation into the Buddha. Through various relevant exercises, the class will also investigate his well-known remark: “Look within, you are the Buddha.” Ravindra is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and Murray is a retired educator who has taught at all levels of education from primary school to the post-graduate level. Friday, 7:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m.. Series $45, single session $15. Information: www.krotonainstitute.org or (805) 646-1139. (M15)
STEWARDSHIP HIKE AND PICNIC WITH BRENDAN TAYLOR — The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a stewarship hike and picnic with Brendan Taylor, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hike and learn about ongoing stewardship projects on OVLC preserves. Space is limited; $15 fee. For more information or to register, call (805) 649-6852.
“HERUKA OJAI” — Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will lead “Heruka Ojai,” March 30 and 31 with programs at Mandala Restaurant, 11400 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai, in the mornings and at Sacred Space Yoga Studio, 307-J E. Matilija St., Ojai, in the evenings. March 30: “Ten Benefits of Meditation,” 9 to 10:30 a.m., and “Human Nature and Buddha Nature,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 31: “Female Buddhas and masters in Tibetan Buddhism,” 9 to 10:30 a.m., and “Male Buddhas and masters in Tibetan Buddhism,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information: (805) 798-2768 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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 Connie Campbell will lead the March 30 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
“EAT LESS WATER” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host award-winning author and water activist Florencia Ramirez, March 30 at 1 p.m., delivering a presentation on her book, “Eat Less Water.” Ramirez is a trained researcher at the University of Chicago’s School of Public Policy. By 2030, experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet will not have enough water. Ramirez will explore the seldom-seen connection between dwindling water resources and the choices we make when shopping for groceries, as well as a solution that begins in the kitchen. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (805) 646-1639 or 218-9146.
“WILDFIRE” CHAUTAUQUA — Ojai Chautauqua will meet March 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai, to host a panel discussion titled “Not If, But When … Preparing the City, Valley and Region for the Next Wildland Fire.” The public is invited to this free event. The panel will include representatives from government, fire safety, U.S. Forest Service and others who will discuss a community wildfire strategy.
“PEACE ONE DAY” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, March 30 at 3 p.m., for a screening of the 2004 documentary, “Peace One Day,” followed by discussion. Learn how filmmaker Jeremy Gilley lobbied leaders around the globe to support a U.N. resolution creating Peace Day, a worldwide ceasefire day around which efforts for peace have continued to build. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (805) 646-1639 or 218-9146.
BIRD WALK AT CANADA LARGA — The Ventura Audubon Society will host a bird walk at Cañada Larga, March 31 at 8:30 a.m., led by Linda Easter (818-519-2833). Meet near the beginning of the road off Highway 33. Will be looking for barn owls, western bluebirds, lark sparrows, roadrunners, phainopepla and various species of swallows.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT — The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host a comcert of classical chamber music on March 31 at 2 p.m., featuring Chavdar Parashkevov on violin and Natasha Kislenko on piano. They have toured extensively and performed live on radio and television in the U.S. and Europe. The duo will be performing works by Strauss, Mahler and Gershwin. Tickets sold only at the door: $15 general, $12 Art Center members and students. Call (805) 640-1158.
“THE STATE OF MANAS TAIJASA” — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet April 2 at 7 p.m. at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Road, Ojai. The discussion will continue from March 19 on “The State of Manas Taijasa.” The public is welcome. Call (805) 646-2653.
“BROKE: THE SANTA BARBARA OIL PIPELINE SPILL OF 2015” — Sane Living Center, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, will host a screening of the new award-winning documentary about the 2015 oil pipeline break at Refugio near Santa Barbara, April 3 at 7 p.m., sponsored by CFROG and Sane Living. Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Gail Oshorenko will be about stopping future catastrophes and how we can move to a fossil-free future. Call (301) 717-2389.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP — The Ojai Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet April 3 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos” by Dominic Smith. 
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.
“LULLABY YOGA” AND “KIRTAN” — Johanna Beekman and Joss Jaffee will lead “Lullaby Yoga” at 6:30 p.m., followed by “Kirtan” at 8 p.m., April 5 at Hamsa Dance and Yoga Studio, 109 E. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. Come for one or both. For tickets or more information: https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/lullaby-yoga-kirtan-ojai
“THE MISER” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host performances of Molière’s farce, “The Miser,” April 5 through April 28, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., directed by Paul Sulzman. This hilarious 17th classic is a story about greed, humanity and sexual politics. Call (805) 640-8797 for more details or get tickets online at ojaiact.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 Carolejo Adams will lead the April 6 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
AUDITIONS FOR “MAMA MIA!” — The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host auditions for “Mama Mia!,” its summer musical, April 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. and April 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Be prepared to sing part of a pop song that shows off your voice. You may sing from the show if you like. Callbacks will be held April 8 at 7 p.m. Directed by Tracey Williams Sutton, performances of “Mama Mia!” will run from June 14 to July 14. Call (805) 646-0117 for more information or contact Sutton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
FAMILY BIRD WATCHING DAY — Meher Mount, 9902 Sulphur Mountain Road, Ojai, will host a free bird watching day, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring bird arts and crafts for kids of all ages and several bird watching walks led by the Ventura Audubon Society, suited to both novice and experienced bird watchers. At 11:30 a.m., the Ojai Raptor Center will present its ambassador raptor, Rosie the red-tailed hawk. Bring your own lunch. This event is free and open to the public. Information: www.mehermount.org or (805) 640-0000.
“WORDS COUNT IN MATH” AT LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., will host BiJian Fan, a math professor at CSU-Channel Islands, April 9 at 6 p.m., delivering a presentation on “Words Count in Math.” Why does math trouble so many children? It’s the language! English words for the numbers 11 through 19 are irregular and form a stumbling block for children in counting and arithmetic. Unlike in other languages with consistent wording (ten-one, ten-two, etc. up to ten-nine), English masks the numerals’ base-10 structure, recurring pattern, and place value. This masking sets our children back up to two years. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (805) 646-1639 or 218-9146.
“ON ETERNAL REWARD AND PUNISHMENT AND ON NIRVANA” — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet April 9 at 7 p.m. at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Road, Ojai. The topic of discussion will be “On Eternal Reward and Punishment and on Nirvana.” The public is welcome. Call (805) 646-2653 for more details.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will hold a meeting April 9 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 April 10 at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is welcome to attend.

Ongoing

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.
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.
VERTICAL INFINITY CLASSES — are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Sacred Space Studio, 307 E. Matilija St., Ojai, led by Heath Perry. Features music and movement flowing from an active range of motion warmup to functional strength-circuit training with balance, coordination, power and cardio as key components. Call (805) 321-0617 for more information.
OJAI VALLEY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — This group meets the second Tueesday 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.
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 (805) 646-1444.
STORY TIME AT OJAI LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., hosts story time 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. Suggested donation is $5. 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, which is now in its 13th year, 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.
NHS ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW — The visual arts department at Nordhoff High School will host an arts and crafts show in the school’s parking lot at 1401 Maricopa Highway, the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except January). Area artists and craftspeople may reserve a booth space for $50 to sell their goods. Proceeds will benefit the NHS arts program. Booth fees are due one week prior to the show. Contact Gray Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to reserve space.
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.”
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.
“PAWS FOR READING” AT MEINERS OAKS LIBRARY — The Meiners Oaks Library, 114 N. Padre Juan Ave., hosts the free “Paws for Reading” program every first and third Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Children are invited to come read aloud to 4-year-old basset hound, George, a certified therapy dog (accompanied by Lindsey Boubel). Call (805) 646-6019 for more details.
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.
BEING PEACE OF OJAI — is a meditation group that meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Enjoy walking meditation, sitting meditation, chanting, and a teaching from dharma teacher Kenley Neufeld. No experience necessary. Visit www.ojaimindfulness.org for more information.
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.
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.
OJAI LIBRARY KNITTING CLUB — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., hosts meetings of the Ojai Library Knitting Club every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Knitting kits can be provided. Feel free to join this group of knitters of all ages and skill levels. 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.
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 GROUP — A free Adult Bereavement Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai’s West Campus, 370 Baldwin Road, open to individuals who have experienced loss. For more information, call (805) 642-0239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
THRIFT STORE DONATIONS — Donations to New 2 You Thrift Store, 106 Park Road, benefiting the Humane Society of Ventura County, are welcome and accepted Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary.
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.
SITTING MEDITATION — is held Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. at Being Peace Zendo, a home-based center practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Call (805) 252-2448.
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, now 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.
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 (805) 640-0211.
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) 272-0898 or go to ojaialano.wordpress.com.
“PAWS FOR READING” AT OJAI LIBRARY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., hosts the free “Paws for Reading” program every second and fourth Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to come read aloud to 4-year-old basset hound, George, a certified therapy dog (accompanied by Lindsey Boubel). Call (805) 646-6019 for more details.
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.
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