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This week

Friday, Nov. 16
OJAI HERBAL SYMPOSIUM — on “Natural Resilience” will be held this evening through Sunday at Krotona Hall and various downtown locations, featuring respected practitioners, authors and speakers from across the spectrum of modern herbalism, integrative pharmacy and medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and Native American healing. There will also be a marketplace and a dance (see below under Saturday). Register for full weekend, days or classes at OjaiHerbalSymposium.org.
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. Museum entry is free. Call (805) 640-1390 for more information.
AUDITIONS FOR “NIGHT MUST FALL” — The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., will hold auditions for “Night Must Fall,” today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Monday at 7 p.m. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment. The play will run Feb. 15 through March 10 and rehearsals will begin in December.  Call (805) 646-0117 for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 17
AUDUBON BIRD WALK — The Ventura Audubon Society will host a bird walk at Krotona Institute, Saturday at 8 a.m., led by Jesse Grantham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). May see sparrows, vultures or hawks on the acres of beautiful grounds with a lot of water features.
HERBAL MARKETPLACE — will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., presented by Ojai Herbal Symposium. It is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, OjaiHerbalSymposium.org or (805) 646-6281.
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 Cricket Twichell will lead the Nov. 17 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
“KARMA FREE THANKSGIVING” — The public is welcome to a meeting of the American Vedic Association, Nov. 17  at 3 p.m. at 687 W. Villanova Road, Ojai. “Karma Free Thanksgiving” wil be discussed, followed by refreshments. AVA fellowships are always free. Call (805) 640-0405.
PHYTO-PHUNK DANCE — and Elixir Bar will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. at Greater Goods, 145 W. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks. Open to the public (21 and over) by donation. Info at OjaiHerbalSymposium.org.
Sunday, Nov. 18
“THE LADY WITH THE DOG” SEMINAR — The Agora Foundation will sponsor a short story, film and seminar on “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ojai Music Festival's office, 201 S. Signal St. Breakfast and lunch available. For more details: (805) 231-5974 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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 “Thanksgiving: The Creative Power of Gratitude.” Open to people of all faiths. Suggested donation: $20. Call (310) 968-8928 or go to www.karenswylie.com.
CONCERT/MEDITATION CLASS — The Center for Spiritual Living-Ojai will sponsor a class with Michael Pascal, international filmmaker, musician, author and meditation teacher, Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. Pascal will perform sacred music, show films of sacred places and teach stress-reducing meditations and methods for dealing with others. Call (805) 640-0498 to reserve space.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT — The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., will present “Fantastic Tangos,” a performance by pianist and tango scholar Kacey Link, Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets sold only at the door: $10 general admission, $8 for Art Center members and students. Call (805) 640-1158 for more details.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
OJAI POETRY SERIES — 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. Vince Mowrey, poet and local legend, will read his poetry, followed by an open reading time. This series held on the third Tuesday of each month features local and area poets. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Down the road

OJAI HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET — Approximately 25 local artists and artisans will participate in the Ojai Holiday Makers Market, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave., featuring handcrafted items for sale. There will also be a raffle at 5 p.m. with music, wine and cheese to benefit Ojai Greater Goods Fire Relief.
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 Elise DePuydt will lead the Nov. 24 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
INTRODUCTION TO FOOD-BODY SYMBIOSIS — Nov. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Sane Living Center, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, Kenn Dorr, co-founder of Kale University, executive chef and class facilitator at the Optical Health Institute in San Diego, will give a free talk on “Food as Delicious Medicine: An Introduction to Food-Body Symbiosis.” His one-hour talk will be followed by a $10 a la carte “taster” meal and a question-and-answer session.
NHS HOLIDAY CONCERTS — Ojai Performing Arts Theater will present “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” a holiday concert to benefit Nordhoff High School's music department, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. Hosted by Amanda McBroom and George Ball, the concert will feature a full orchestra, professional singers and a youth choir, directed by Bill Wagner, performing joyful holiday music. Tickets available at www.ojaitheater.org or (805) 649-1937.
AUDUBON BIRD WALK — The Ventura Audubon Society will host a bird walk at Cañada Larga Road, Nov. 25 at 8:30 a.m., led by Kay Regester (805-258-1025). May see western bluebirds, loggerhead shrikes, sparrows, swallows, red-tailed hawks and perhaps a barn owl.
HOLIDAY HANDBELLS CONCERT  — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Krotona Hall, next to the library, for a holiday concert by the Hallelujah Handbells Chorus. Everyone is welcome. Call (805) 646-2653 for more details.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — The Ojai City Council will hold a meeting Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai.
RETIRED MEN'S CLUB MEETING — On Nov. 27 at the Men's Club meeting, Reno Rolle, chairman and co-founder of Boku International, will describe what this new superfood firm has to offer Ojai. 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.
CMWD BOARD MEETING — The Board of Directors of Casitas Municipal Water District will meet Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at the main office, 1055 Ventura Ave., Oak View. The public is invited.
AMERICAN VEDIC ASSOCIATION — The public is welcome to a meeting of the American Vedic Association, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at 687 W. Villanova Road, Ojai. A screening of India's epic cultural film, “Mahabharata, Part 16,” will be shown, followed by discussion and refreshments. AVA fellowships are always free. Call (805) 640-0405.
“MY FIVE WISHES” AT GABLES — The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St., will host Dr. William Rajala from Assisted Hospice Care, Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m., speaking on “My Five Wishes and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).” RSVP by Nov. 26 to (805) 643-8623.
MOVIE NIGHT AT OJAI RECREATION — The Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, will sponsor a Parent's Night Out, Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., screening “Early Man” in the Multipurpose Room at the Boyd Center. Pizza, popcorn and juice will be provided for ages 5 through 13 for $10 per child. Bring blankets and seating of choice, mats are provided. Call (805) 646-5581, Ext. 390, for more information.
“CINDERELLA” — The Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., will host English-pantomime-style performances of “Cinderella,” Nov. 30 through Dec. 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Bring the whole family for holiday laughter and song. Call (805) 640-8797 for more details or get tickets online at ojaiact.org.
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, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Area artists and craftspeople may reserve a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space for $50 to sell their goods. Proceeds will benefit the school's arts program. Plans are to have these shows on the first Saturday of every month (except January). 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.
OJAI HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS — Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Ojai Historical Walking Tours depart from the Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave. (approximately one-hour tours). Docent Carolejo Adams will lead the Dec. 1 tour. Cost is $7 or $15 per family. Drop-ins are welcome. For reservations or tours during the week, call (805) 640-1390.
THOMAS FIRE REMEMBRANCE EVENT — Assistance agencies throughout Ventura County will come together to host a Thomas Fire One-Year Remembrance Event, Dec. 1 at Libbey Bowl from noon into the early evening. Booths will be open from noon to 6 p.m., and food and music will be available from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Headlining the event will be Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Charles Law Band, Guy Martin, Todd Hannigan and Sleeping Chief. Proceeds from the event will go to Help of Ojai's and The Local Love Project's fire relief funds. Help and support agencies will be on hand to provide information about their long-term recovery services. For more information, go to totallylocalvc.com.
“CAUSE AND AFFECTION” DANCE CONCERTS — The dance department at Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway, will host its fall dance performances, titled “Cause and Affection,” on the cafeteria stage, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at nhsdance.com, $10 for adults, $5 for students.
COMMUNITY CHORUS CONCERTS — “Spirit of the Season” is the theme of the winter concerts to be performed by Ojai Community Chorus, Dec.1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at Ojai United Methodist Church, 120 Church Road. They will perform a variety of music from beloved classics to surprises to get you in the holiday mood. A boutique and bake sale will also be held. For tickets and more information, go to ojaichorus.wordpress.com or call (805) 640-0468.
VILLANOVA OPEN HOUSE — Villanova Preparatory School, 12096 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai, will host an open house, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. RSVP to villanovaprep.org/visit or call (805) 646-1464.
CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN CONCERT — The public is invited to a Chamber on the Mountain concert to be held Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at Logan House, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road. The acclaimed Amerigo Trio will perform classical music, accompanied by pianist Bernadene Blaha. Members of the Amerigo Trio are violinist Glenn Dicterow, violist Karen Dreyfus and cellist Inbal Segev. A reception with the artists will follow the concert. For tickets or more information, call (805) 646-9951.
“THE MONAD”  — The Theosophical Society in the Ojai Valley will meet Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Krotona School, 46 Krotona Road, Ojai. “The Monad” will be discussed at this members' meeting. Call (805) 646-2653 for more details.
AMERICAN VEDIC ASSOCIATION — The public is welcome to a meeting of the American Vedic Association, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at 687 W. Villanova Road, Ojai. A screening of India's epic cultural film, “Mahabharata, Part 17,” will be shown, followed by discussion and refreshments. AVA fellowships are always free. Call (805) 640-0405.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP — The Ojai Library's Book Discussion Group will meet Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss “The Sojourn” by Andrew Krivak. 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.
MERRY WIDOWS WILL MEET — The Ojai Valley Merry Widows will meet for lunch Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Ojai Café Emporium, 108 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. Merry Widows has no membership fees, no age requirements, no altruistic goals, just a chance to meet other widows.
NIGHTINGALE BALL — “Friday Night Fever” will be the theme for this year's Nightingale Ball, to be held Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Road. The Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Guild sponsors this annual event to raise funds for the hospital and its Continuing Care Center. Call (805) 640-2317 for ticket information.
HOLIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT — The Ojai Recreation Department, 510 Park Road, Ojai, will host a Holiday Family Movie Night, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring food, activities, contests, music and screening of a classic holiday film. Call (805) 646-5581, Ext. 390, for information.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR — Ojai Mobile Home Estates, 70 Baldwin Road, Ojai, will host its annual Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring homemade items by members of the park (jewelry, aprons, shopping bags, jams, etc.). For information, call (805) 272-8841.

Ongoing

JANE CUSUMANO FOUNDATION — The Jane Cusumano Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to enhance cancer awareness and wellness, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Coldwell Banker’s office. Anyone interested in learning more about the organization or in speaking or volunteering is welcome. Call Nora Davis at (805) 646-3128 or 207-6177. Donations are welcome; mail to Jane Cusumano Foundation, 1129 Maricopa Highway, PMB 126, Ojai, CA 93023.
GUIDED IMAGERY — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, offers  free, drop-in guided imagery sessions each month, the third Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. and every second Monday from 11 a.m. to noon. Caregivers are also welcome. Call (805) 646-6433.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Church of the Living Christ, 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.
STRONGER TOGETHER CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, hosts a free, drop-in cancer support group each month, first Tuesday from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and second Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Share issues, insights and emotions plus ways to live more fully. Caregivers also welcome. 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 Ojai United Methodist Church, 120 Church Road, across from Nordhoff High School. 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.
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.
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 your Ojai Valley American Red Cross volunteers at a monthly meeting. No RSVP required. Call Michaela at (805) 236-9959 for information.
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 hotline 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 with extra support at home with tasks such as preparing a snack, going for a walk with mom and baby, or playing with an older sibling. To apply for this donation-based program, call Renee Mandala at (805) 667-2115.
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 SUPPORT GROUP — Join Deirdre Daly on the first and third Monday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m., as she facilitates an Alzheimer's Support Group at The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St., in the clubhouse. This will be a safe place 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) 833-0746 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.
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.
FREE INTRODUCTORY SUFI HEALING SESSION — Allow 45 minutes to one hour. Session will be by phone. This offer is for new people of all walks of life and faiths and for any challenge in body, soul, home, work, or relationship. No subsequent obligation or catch. Maritza Luz Vega, CMT, RCST, Ministry, (805) 646-1577.
RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE — The Rape Crisis Hotline at 656-1111 offers counseling and other services.
“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.
OJAI VALLEY BEE CLUB MEETING — The Ojai Valley Bee Club meets every second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., now at Help of Ojai's West Campus, 370 W. Baldwin 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.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS — Join Deirdre Daly on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m., as she facilitates a Caregiver Support Group at The Gables of Ojai, 701 N. Montgomery St. Call (800) 272-3900 for more details.
CANCER AS A TURNING POINT — OjaiCares, 960 E. Ojai Ave., Suite 105, hosts a free, drop-in cancer support group each month, the third Tuesday from 6 to 7:15 p.m.  Look deeply into living more authentically and purposefully, regardless of your prognosis. Caregivers also welcome. Call (805) 646-6433.
CONDOR KIDS AT SUMMIT — Kids are invited to the following free programs at Summit Elementary School, 12525 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai: art on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and computer lab from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Garden Club on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call (805) 216-6493.
AMERICAN VEDIC FELLOWSHIPS — The public is welcome to wekly literature fellowship meetings of the American Vedic Association, Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. at 687 W. Villanova Road, Ojai, featuring open discussions on reincarnation, mantra meditation, plant-based diet and more. AVA fellowships are always free. Call (805) 640-0405.
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.
AUTISM SUPPORT OJAI — is an online forum where care-givers can offer and receive support, referrals and information pertaining to autism spectrum disorder. Support for this group has been provided by The Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center in Oxnard. See This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
CHI GONG (QIGONG) LIFE-FORCE TRAINING — is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Stell Hall, World University Plaza at the corner of Matilija and Ventura streets in downtown Ojai, featuring a short set of focused and powerful energy recharging and balancing exercises for all ages. No fee; donations appreciated. Call (805) 646-1444.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP — A cancer support group offering encouragement, resources and prayer for cancer patients, family members and friends is held the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 1290 E. Grand Ave., Ojai. For more information, call Sydnee at (805) 649-9548 or Nancy at (805) 646-6170.
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 12th 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.
COMMUNITY BREATHWORK — is held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at 2240 Maricopa Highway, across from the Deer Lodge. Practice gentle breathing techniques as well as a full transformational breathwork session. A $10 to $20 donation is suggested; no one turned away. Call Rory at (805) 921-6883.
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, first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. and third Wednesday from 3 to 4 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). Share, listen and explore thoughts and feelings about the struggles, losses and successes of caring for your loved one. 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 at Plaza Pantry, 221 E. Matilija St., Ojai, the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Knitters of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Members knit squares 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 or call (805) 746-0199.
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.
MEDITATION LECTURES — Free lectures on the Transcendental Meditation Program are held every week in Ojai. Call (805) 279-2543 or visit www.TM.org/ventura-county for information.
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..">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., and at the Ventura County Community Foundation office in Camarillo, the first 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 Kristy 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.
BREASTFEEDING CHECK-IN — The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Room 2, Oak View, hosts breastfeeding check-ins with Darcy Wronkiewicz, lactation educator, Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. Baby’s latch and weight will be checked; you can ask questions about breastfeeding, and stay afterwards for the Circle of Parenting class. Suggested donation: $15.
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.
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