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  This week July 19-25

Friday, July 19
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.

 

“PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” — Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, will present final performances of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” this weekend: today and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, go to www.skywayplayhouse,org or call (805) 388-5716.

 

Saturday, July 20
FREE DROP-OFF YARD WASTE CHIPPING SERVICE — The Ventura County Resource Conservation District and the Concerned Resource Environmental Workers (C.R.E.W.) will hold a free drop-off chipping day Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Help of Ojai, 307 W. Baldwin Road, Ojai. Bring your clean yard waste, tree limbs and branches (no larger than 4 inches in diameter) and brush. For more information, visit vcrcd.org/fire-preparedness.com or contact C.R.E.W. at (805) 649-8847 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

“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 1 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: horseheartandconnection.com.

 

ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE HERB WALK AND NATIVE PLANT SALE — with Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and grower John Warner will be held Saturday, July 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Identify edible and medicinal plants of the Gaviota Coast, learn the ecology of Arroyo Hondo Preserve, and buy native plants directly from the grower. Cost: $30 adults, $25 seniors 62-up, $15 students 13-17, kids 5-12 free by arrangement (one per adult). Register at HerbWalks.com or 805-646-6281. 

 

“VOLCANOES IN STORY AND SCIENCE” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host gifted storyteller, scientist, artist and educator Richard Wade, Saturday 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.

 

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.

 

CLASSICAL CONCERT AT BEATO CENTER — The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road in Upper Ojai, will host a concert Saturday at 7 p.m. in Logan House by internationally renowned pianist, composer, inproviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher Thollem McDonas. He will play pieces from his recent album, “Meeting at the Parting Place,” as well as an electric piece titled “13 Billion Years to Tomorrow.” He will be accompanied by Ojai artist Emily Hay, a flutist, vocalist and pianist. Tickets available at (805) 646-3381 or at the door.

 

THE ENGLISH BEAT CONCERT — Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, will be the site for a concert by The English Beat, Saturday at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.

 

BANJO PLAYERS CONCERT — Ojai Underground Exchange, 1016 W. Ojai Ave., will host three singer-songwriters and five-string banjo players in a performance Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Donna Lynn Caskey, Abby Posner and Rebecca Troon will showcase their talents. Suggested donations at the door. Beverages and artists' recordings will also be available for purchase. For more information, call (805) 758-2105.

 

“THE OUTGOING TIDE” — Broadway actors Peter Strauss, Jean Smart and Michael Nathanson will present a staged reading of Bruce Graham's play, “The Outgoing Tide,” at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This production by Ojai Performing Arts Theater will raise funds to benefit the Ojai Art Center Theater. Michael Addison will read the part of the narrator. Emmy-winner Strauss wants to do this extraordinary play in his hometown because he has seen how moved and cheered audiences are by the play, having appeared in productions in New York and Wilmington. Tickets are available online at www.OjaiTheater.org or by phone at (310) 497-2248.

 

Sunday, July 21
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 “Happy Independence Day!” Open to people of all faiths. Suggested donation: $20. Call (310) 968-8928 or go to www.karenswylie.com.

 

WORLD FAMOUS SAXOPHONIST — and vocalist Jerry Vivino, from the house band of the Conan O'Brien TV show, will perform with John Leftwich on upright bass and Bill Steinway on piano, Sunday, July 21, at 6 p.m. at the Ojai Art Center. $20 online/$25 at door; students (8 years+) $10 at door. Tickets at ojaijazzconcerts.com or call Rich Tell, 805-746-0936. 

 

Monday, July 22
“IN THE AISLES” — The Oxnard Film Society will screen Germany's “In the Aisles,” Monday at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St. Oxnard, as part of its Foreign Film Summer Series. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Tuesday, July 23
RETIRED MEN'S CLUB MEETING — At the club meeting this Tuesday, Lucy Roadarmel and Kristina Knapic will speak about the Ojai Mardi Gras, Acacia Mansion and the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio. 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.

 

Wednesday, July 24
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.

 

CHRIS COHEN CONCERT — Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai, will host Chris Cohen and Dear Nora in a concert, Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. Cohen is touring in support of his new self-titled album. Suggested donation at the door.

 

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.

 

FREE SUMMER BAND CONCERT — The Rotary Club of Ojai-West will host a free summer concert by the Ojai Band at the bandstand in Libbey Park, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic if you want. Balloons, lemonade and popcorn will be on sale.

 

Thursday, July 25
MERRY WIDOWS WILL MEET — The Ojai Valley Merry Widows will meet for lunch Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Boccali's Pizza & Pasta, 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. Merry Widows has no membership fees, no age requirements, no altruistic goals, just a chance to meet other widows.

 

Down the road

“WRECK-IT RALPH 2” — The Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, Ojai, will host a Parent's Night Out in the Boyd Community Center, featuring the screening of “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” for children ages 5 through 13, July 26 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.
“ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.” — Ojai  Youth Entertainers Studio, 907 E. Centro St., Ojai, will present performances of its summer musical, “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,”  beginning with students from its Camp A on July 26, 27 and 28, and finishing with students from its Camp B, Aug. 2, 3 and 4. Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. General seating, $10. Tickets available at Eventbrite. For more information: (805) 646-4300 or oyespresents.org.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event July 27 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.
“THOSE MISUNDERSTOOD CRITTERS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Dawn Reilly, July 27 at 11 a.m., giving a presentation titled “Those Misunderstood Critters.” She will tell about critters often left in shelters or forgotten because most people fear them. Hear their rescue story and give them a special home. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“INTO THE WOODS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Gordie Hemphill, July 27 at 1 p.m., giving a presentation titled “Into the Woods,” a program for Foresters. Hemphill, president of the Ojai Chapter of LPFA and a scouter, will teach how mankind and animals depend upon and use the trees and plants found in our forest. Reservations are required. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
DANCE PARTY AT MUSEUM — The Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., will host a “Hot Summer Night” dance party, July 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. DJ Matriarchy will provide the music that is sure to include some of your favorite songs on the museum's outdoor patio. All ages are welcome to dance under the stars. Admission is $5; free for museum members. Call (805) 640–1390.
OJAI CHAUTAUQUA MEETING — The Ojai Chautauqua will hold its next meeting July 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai, to discuss “Is Legal Cannabis Good for Ojai?” Tickets are available at Eventbrite. Visit www.ojaichat.org or call (805) 231-5974.
“THE CHAMBERMAID” — The Oxnard Film Society will screen Mexico's “The Chambermaid,” July 29 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St. Oxnard, as part of its Foreign Film Summer Series. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
DEMOCRATIC DEBATES — Watch the Democratic Debates with the Ojai Valley Democratic Club, July 30 and 31, at Help of Ojai, Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., debate starts at 5 p.m. All are invited. Beverages are provided; bring snacks to share. See Facebook at Ojai Valley Democrats or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MEHER BABA'S ANNIVERSARY — Meher Mount, 9902 Sulphur Mountain Road, Ojai, will host anniversary sahavas, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrating Avatar Meher Baba's 1956 visit to Meher Mount. Guest speakers will be Shireen and Jay Bonner (Shireen is Baba's niece). Call (805) 640-0000 for more information.
“STRANGE AND EXOTIC CRITTERS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Erin Koski, director of Luzonica, giving a presentation on “Strange and Exotic Critters,” Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. This hands-on experience lets you meet some unusual animals up-close and personal. Learn about the benefits of having pets, considerations for living with animals and meet the softest bunny ever, a hairless guinea pig, miniature chicken and more. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“END OF SUMMER” PARTY — The Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., invites everyone to enjoy its “End of Summer” party on Aug. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m., featuring Kona Ice treats and celebrating the end of another great Summer Reading Program. This event is free. Call (805) 646-1639 for more information.
MICHAEL McDONALD CONCERT — Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, will be the site for a concert by Michael McDonald, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
SUFI BLESSING CEREMONY — The Center for Spiritual Living will host a Sufi blessing “Opening the Heart Ceremony,” Aug. 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., given by His Holiness Younus AlGohar, a Sufi master. His message of divine love is for people of all faiths and spiritual traditions. There is no charge. For information, call (805) 640-0498.
PLAYWRIGHTS NEW WORKS FESTIVAL — The Ojai Playwrights Conference will hold its 2019 New Works Festival, Aug. 4 through Aug. 11. The theme is “Wake Up!” There will be eight workshop presentations, two special intersection events and two young artist showcase events.  All events will be held at the Zalk Theater at Besant Hill School, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, except for the “Wake Up! Combating Climate Change” event on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. which will take place at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. The eight playwrights chosen for this season range from emerging to veteran. In addition, OPC will host three playwrights-in-residence. To purchase tickets or for further information, visit www.ojaiplays.org/festival-schedule.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP — The Ojai Library's Book Discussion Group will meet Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. 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.
“ANNIE, KIDS” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host performances of “Annie, Kids,” Aug. 8 through Aug. 11, with shows Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Youth Branch has assembled a group of young actors to perform in this Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Gai Jones and produced by Lin Colemn. Call (805) 640-8797 for more details or get tickets online at ojaiact.org.
“RESCUING OCEAN ANIMALS” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Ron Barrett, wildlife rescuer with the Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute, giving a presentation on “Rescuing Ocean Animals,” Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. Learn what you should and should not do when you find an animal stranded on the beach. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
CMWD BOARD MEETING — The Board of Directors of Casitas Municipal Water District will meet Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is welcome to attend.
“LEGO MOVIE 2” — The Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, Ojai, will host a Parent's Night Out in the Boyd Community Center, featuring the screening of “Lego Movie 2,” for children ages 5 through 13, Aug. 16 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.
DON McLEAN CONCERT — A concert by Don McLean will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
“BEGINNER'S CAMPING WORKSHOP” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host REI specialists giving a “Beginner's Camping Workshop,” Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. In this hands-on first look at camping, you'll practice setting up tents and more to get practical experience to help you camp for the first time. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
AIR SUPPLY CONCERT — A concert by Air Supply will be held at Libbey Bowl, 206 S. Signal St., Ojai, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. No outside beverages allowed. Tickets available at www.wmmts.com or Ticketmaster or call (888) 645-5006.
“SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host performances of “Seussical the Musical,” Nov. 22 through Dec. 15. Auditions for an intergenerational cast are being held Aug. 18 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. or Aug. 19 or Aug. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Young ones must be able to read play scripts. Prepare 16 bars on any song; dress for dance movement; sides wil be provided on arrival. Bring a head shot and one-page résumé. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to schedule an audition date and time.
LAUNDRY LOVE — The Ojai Laundry Love initiative wll provide community support to those who need it at Launderland, 105 Bald St., Ojai (behind Sea Fresh), on the third Tuesday of each month (next one is Aug. 20) from 4 to 7:30 p.m. (last load at 6:30 p.m.). You bring the laundry, they provide the quarters, soap and dryer sheets. Snacks provided while you wait. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT — The County of Ventura Pollution Prevention Center will host a household hazardous materials collection event Aug. 24 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.
“STORYTELLING OF THE CHUMASH” — Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, will host Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait in a program titled “Storytelling of the Chumash,” Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. She will share stories of death and resurrection, stories still alive today with lessons reinforced by a look at the night skies or a walk in the wilderness. Donations optional. Call (805) 382-9759 for more details.
“RELATIONAL LIVING: THE INSIDE-OUT CONNECTION” — The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai, will host “Relational Living: The Inside-Out Connection,” a workshop by Lili Sinclaire, Aug. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn to communicate in positive ways to create lasting inner and outer change. $10 fee includes a hardbound copy of her book, “The Fork in the Path: Nine Mindful Choices to Well-Being.” Call (805) 382-9759 for more information.

 

Ongoing

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.
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.
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 0-5 — Secure Beginnings, 555 Mahoney Ave., Room 2, Oak View, offers parent consultations, newborn home visits, counseling, free diaper bank, breastfeeding-first feeding care line and a young parent program. Scholarships and payment plans available. No family turned away for lack of funds. (805) 646-7559 or www.securebeginnings.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 COMMUNITY — 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.ojaiphotographycommunity.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.
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.
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.
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.