VOLUME 38 NUMBER 2 | SUMMER 2020
“White Rose” by John Nava. Focus on the Masters, August 22
September “Amazing World of Bears” Sept. 5, 11 a.m. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway (805) 640-9060 www.lpforest.org/wheeler Kelly Swedlow, Wheeler Gorge docent, will present information about our brown and black bears, and the many other types of bears found around the world.
JULY 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2020
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July No listings
August “Into the Wild” Aug. 1, 11 a.m. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway (805) 640-9060 www.lpforest.org/wheeler Resevations are required for this program on respecting and protecting wildlife in our local forest, led by Gordie Hemphill, scouter and president of the LPFA Ojai Chapter. “Storytelling of the Chumash” Aug. 15, 11 a.m. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway (805) 640-9060 www.lpforest.org/wheeler Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait 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. Also learn to look at plants. Focus on the Masters Benefit for Arts Education Saturday, August 22 - 6 - 7:30 p.m. Steampuck Dada Electric Carnival.
Live Online Gala. Enjoy performances, great art, online auction and curiosities. Online auction opens August 8 and closes August 23 at noon. Register online: www.FocusOnTheMasters.com “Strange and Exotic Critters” Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway (805) 640-9060 www.lpforest.org/wheeler This hands-on experience lets you meet some unusual animals up-close and personal. Erin Koski, director of Luzonika, will teach about the benefits of having pets and introduce you to the softest bunny ever, a hairless guinea pig, a boa constrictor, tarantula and a miniature chicken. “Into the Woods” Aug. 29 11 a.m. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway (805) 640-9060 www.lpforest.org/wheeler Resevations are required for this Foresters program teaching how mankind and animals depend upon and use the trees and plants found in our forest, led by Gordie Hemphill, scouter and president of the LPFA Ojai Chapter.
“Earth Rocks” Sept. 12, 11 a.m. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway (805) 640-9060 www.lpforest.org/wheeler Discover how volcanoes, mountains, caves, and geysers are formed. Learn how rocks and minerals are used in metal, glass, jewelry, and in building homes. Make a Moh’s scale of hardness kit. Start a rock and mineral kit. Reservations required.
Ongoing Events Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts (805) 646-3381 www.beatricewood.com BeatriceWoodCenter@gmail.com Open the week of July 6th, for tours only, by appointment. The number of visitors will be limited, and wearing masks while inside the buildings will be mandatory. Tours can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail. The cost for tours is $10 per person, which can be applied to the purchase of any artwork, etc. Open to the public with new exhibitions, workshops, and performances in September. Krishnamurti Foundation of America Krishnamurti Educational Center, 1070 McAndrew Rd, Ojai, CA 93023. (805) 646-2726. www. kfa.org/glimpse-into-totalfreedom-2020 A Glimpse into Total Freedom August 16–23. A unique 8-day intensive retreat to explore together Krishnamurti’s insights that point to the possibility of a transformation of consciousness. Certified Farmers’ Market Every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Matilija St. city parking lot behind the Arcade. Open-air market featuring locally
grown produce, plants, musicians and handmade items, including soaps, baskets, beeswax candles and olive oil. (805) 698-5555 Ojai Valley Artistis Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. OVA is a unique art gallery in the heart of Ojai’s downtown. Offering collections from many diverse and talented local artisans Ojai Music Festival The Festival marks the unrealized 2020 Festival with virtual offerings hosted by Ara Guzelimian. The presentations feature video streams of concerts from the last five Festivals. The virtual concert is complemented with program notes by musicologist Christopher Hailey. www.ojaifestival.org Ojai Poetry Series OPS resumes via Zoom third Tuesdays at 6 pm. For information on how to access this reading please contact Judy Oberlander at email@example.com Ojai Music Festival The Festival’s BRAVO program, with Song & Play Thursday taught by Laura Walter, education coordinator. Song & Play Thursday videos will provide children and families a music program in which song & interactive play promote emotional and musical development. The videos and curriculum notes are available at www.ojaifestival.org Free Saturday Meditation Every Saturday, 9 a.m. Resonance Healing Center, 215 Church Rd., Ojai (623) 888-2375 www.OjaiResonanceCenter.com Free Mindful Moon Gatherings and weekly Guided Meditations. Ojai Film Festival The Ojai Film Festival presents a new free online film series. “Festival Highlights” through July 17 with two to three films released each week. View the schedule of films at www.ojaifilmfestival.com Firestick Pottery Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1804 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023 (805) 27-8760 firstname.lastname@example.org Hosting classes and small private group workshops while observing healthy safe distancing while you have fun playing with clay!