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Welcome to the Ojai Hospitality Group Newsletter

     It may very well be February and winter time according to the calendar, but it is way too warm for us here in Ojai to believe it.  While some of the mornings and evenings have a hint of winter and the last brief rain we had dusted the mountain tops with snow, it sure seems perfect.  The sun shines so much that if you wake up late you will miss the brisk morning and the beautiful pink glow on the clouds.  Writing this reminds me how lucky we are to be able to live and work in this magical valley! 

     All of us at Ojai Hospitality Group would like to thank all of our guests who have stayed with us in 2011 and we look forward to seeing you all in 2012.  

 

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Ojai Events
Regularly scheduled events:

Monday's
at Azu's
~ Wine Down with our Signature $30
menu and 30% off wine by the bottle and by the glass.
Signature Menu includes: One Green Salad and one Entree.
Martini Tuesday's ~ Every Tuesday enjoy 30% discount on
all select Martinis' and Specialty Cocktails.
Happy Hour at Azu ~ Join us daily from 12-6pm and
all night on Wednesday for 20% off all Tapas! $3 Beer, $4
House Wine, $4 Well Drinks, $5 Martinis
Wine Club ~ Every second Thursday of the Month 5-7 pm
Tasting $15 per person, includes 4 wines and bite of Tapas.

Weekly Certified Farmer's Market
Every Sunday 9-1 pm
Behind the Arcade
www.ojaicertifiedfarmersmarket.com

Old Creek Ranch Winery
Open Daily 11-5 pm
10024 Old Creek Rd. Ventura
www.oldcreekranch.com

Noble Oaks Vineyard & Winery
Our fine wines can be tasted weekends at Ojai Beverage
Company in Ojai. Please click below for their hours and
location.
Ojai Beverage Company

Casa Barranca Wine Tasting Room
Sun-Thu 12-6 pm / Fri-Sat 12-7 pm
In the Arcade
Casa Barranca Wine Tasting Room

Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room
109 S. Montgomery St. Ojai
Thurs & Sun 12 - 5 pm and Fri - Sat 12 - 7 pm
www.ojaivineyard.com

Ojai Playhouse Theater
145 East Ojai Ave, Ojai
(805) 646-1011
What's Playing?

Historical Walking Tours of Ojai (All Day Event)
Every Saturday 10:30 am
Ojai Valley Museum 130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai
(805) 640-1390
Historical Walking Tours of Ojai

Ojai Olive Oil

Wednesday 1-4 pm tours  

Saturday's 10-3 pm tours 

1811 Ladera Rd. Ojai

805-646-5964

Ojai Olive Oil Tour  

 

February '12 

And Then There Were None
From the agile mind of Agatha Christie
February 1 - 26
113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai Art Center
www.OjaiACT.org

Fresh Roasted Concerts ~ Eric Bibb
A performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience - both
musically and spiritually. Purveying a beautifully realized and
deftly accomplished, soulful and gospel infused, folk- blues,
Eric has no problem melding a traditional rootsy American
style with a subtle contemporary sensibility.
Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Matilija Auditorium
703 El Paseo St. Ojai
Fresh Roasted Concerts

Ojai Film Society Screening- Winter 2012
Feb. 5 - Submarine
Feb. 12 - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Feb. 19 - Toast
Ojai Playhouse 145 E. Ojai Ave.
www.ojaifilmsociety.org

Ojai Jazz Concerts         
Grammy Award Winning Pianist Bill Cunliffe
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Ojai Valley Community Church
907 El Centro (@ Loma Dr.) in Ojai<br>
This is a fund raising concert benefiting the Nordhoff High
School Jazz Band.
Bill Cunliffe has received two Emmy nominations and 4
Grammy nominations, one of which resulted in his Grammy
Award. He has performed and recorded with such notable
talents as Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard,
James Moody, Mary Lou Williams and many others.
Ojai Jazz Concerts 

Annual Peddler's Fair
February 18-19th ~ 9 - 4 pm
414 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
Chaparral Auditorium

Ojai Film Society
From Film to Table
February 19, 2012 @ 4:30 pm
Ojai Film Society screening of TOAST & Tapas in the Azu
Garden room with Chef Laurel Moore after the film.
Azu Mediterranean Tapas
www.ojaifilmsociety.org

Ojai Concert Series - Goitse
A delightful and energetic 5 piece band of young talents from
Ireland
February 23, 2012
www.ojaiconcertseries.com


Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce Gala 2012
Celebrating business in Ojai Valley
Awards Gala
February 23, 2012
Ojai Valley Inn

March '12

Ojai Mardi Gras 

22nd annual Ojai Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball;
the theme is "Dance 'Till the End of Time."
March 3, 2012 ~ 5:30 pm
Ojai Art Center; 113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai Mardi Gras 
Ojai Film Society Screening- Winter 2012
Mar. 4 - Take Shelter
Mar. 11 - Le Havre
Mar. 18 - The Man Nobody Knew
Mar. 15 - Kawasaki's Rose

Ojai Playhouse 145 E. Ojai Ave.
www.ojaifilmsociety.org  
Annual Peddler's Fair

March 17-18th ~ 9 - 4 pm
414 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
Chaparral Auditorium

Coyote Two Moon 100
100 Mile / 100K Trail Runs
March 18 - 20, 2012
www.coyotetwomoon.com

Free Kids Fishing Day
Saturday, March 24, 2012 ~ 9 - Noon
Lake Casitas
There will be a fish planting of the famous "Nebraska
Tailwalkers."
Free Fishing Day at Lake Casitas 
Bill Harley in a special concert fundraiser for the Ojai
Storytelling Festival 
A two-time Grammy award-winning artist,
recipient of a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities, Bill
uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of
growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the
generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges
us to be our very best selves. A prolific author and recording artist,
Bill is also a regular commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered"
and featured on PBS. He joined the National Storytelling Network's
Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author,
performing artist and keynote speaker. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Munchies and Dessert at 7 pm , show starts at 7:45pm
Oak Grove School Pavilion, 220 W. Lomita, Ojai, $50

Bill Harley in Concert

2nd Annual OJAI WORDFEST
Literary Events over Nine Days! We look forward to the 2012
Festival of Words, Ideas and Stories!
March 24 - 31st, 2012
Ojai WordFest
Fresh Roasted Concerts ~ David Wilcox performing songwriter
David Wilcox has been touching the hearts of American audiences
for more than 20 years with his wise and healing song writing,
skillful guitar playing, and inspired improvisational performance
style.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Matilija Auditorium
703 El Paseo St. Ojai
Fresh Roasted Concerts
Ojai Concert Series - The Mulcahy Family Trio
They are a truly amazing multi-instrumentalists, hard-core
traditionalists on their debut tour from Ireland

March 31, 2012
www.ojaiconcertseries.com


April '12

Ojai Film Society Screening- Winter 2012
April 1 - The Whistleblower

Ojai Playhouse 145 E. Ojai Ave.
www.ojaifilmsociety.org


Oliver! the Musical
Dickens' London faces the music via Oliver Twist & Artful Dodger
April 6 - 29
113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai Art Center
www.OjaiACT.org

Annual Peddler's Fair  
April 21-22nd ~ 9 - 4 pm
414 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
Chaparral Auditorium


The 112th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournamet
Upper & Lower Tennis courts at Libbey Park
April 24-29, 2012
www.ojaitourney.org

Ojai Playwrights Conference
Spring Benefit Gala
Honoring Dana Delany & Bill Cain
April 28, 2012
www.ojaiplays.org

May '12

13th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival
Back at Libbey Bowl
This year's tellers include Jim Cogan, Bill Harley,
Baba Jamal Koram, Kevin Kling, Susie (Mama) Whaples,
Beth Horner and The Chameleons.
May 3-6, 2012
www.ojaistoryfest.org

Big Gymkhana Family Weekend
May 11-13, 2012
Thacher School
www.thacher.org

18th Annual Ojai Valley Garden Tour
Lush gardens come to life during the annual Ojai Valley Garden
Tour featuring five private gardens located around the Ojai
Valley.
May 12, 2012

Brooklyn Boy
Successful writer returns home to find irony, with and wisdom
May 18 - June 17
113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai Art Center
www.OjaiACT.org

Ojai Concert Series - Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
The most joyful Americana/Cajun/Zydeco act on tour today!
At Dancing Oak Ranch

May 19, 2012
www.ojaiconcertseries.com


Annual Peddler's Fair   
May 19-20th ~ 9 - 4 pm
414 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
Chaparral Auditorium


35th Annual Art in the Park
Memorial Day weekend
May 26-27, 2012
Libbey Park / Downtown Ojai
Ojai Art in the Park

June '12

Brooklyn Boy
Successful writer returns home to find irony, with and wisdom
June 1 - 17
113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai Art Center
www.OjaiACT.org

Ojai Valley Century
The 9th annual Ojai Valley Century Bike ride.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
www.ojaivalleycentury.org

66th Annual Ojai Valley Music Festival
Libbey Bowl
June 7-10, 2012
www.ojaifestival.org

26th Annual Ojai Wine Festival
1 - 5 pm Lake Casitas, Ojai
June 10, 2012
www.ojaiwinefestival.com

Annual Peddler's Fair   
June 16-17th ~ 9 - 4 pm
414 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
Chaparral Auditorium


Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Downtown Ojai & Libbey Park
June 23, 2012
www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org

Ojai Concert Series - Blame Sally
This San Franciscan, all girl, folk rock band are big favorites
up and the coast.
At Dancing Oak Ranch
June 23, 2012
www.ojaiconcertseries.com


We hope that this newsletter helps you plan your leisure time and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.


Sincerely,

 

Ojai Hospitality Group

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In This Issue
Calendar of Events
Ojai Delights
Casa Ojai Inn - News!
Su Nido Inn - News!
Fresh Roasted Concerts

Ojai Delights

 

~Ojai's newest romance package~

Su Nido Inn

Su Nido Inn

 

Escape from the ordinary and come enjoy the Ojai Valley at our quaint inn built in the mission revival style. Settle into one of our comfortable and charming suites featuring a separate living room with fire place and a convenient kitchenette. During your 
stay, enjoy a free bottle of  wine from one of our local 
wineries and in the morning enjoy an incredible breakfast at the Ojai Cafe Emporium just steps away from Su Nido Inn.  While strolling down the streets of the Ojai Village you can take advantage of the "two for the price of one" wine tasting at Casa Barranca.  No matter how you arrive, you will leave relaxed!

Call for prices and availability right now!

  
Also ask about our al carte options!
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Need a break? Slip away for a two night stay at our beautiful ECO-Friendly rooms and relax in our salt water Jacuzzi.  With this package you'll enjoy a free bottle of wine from one of our local wineries and in the morning enjoy breakfast at the Ojai Cafe Emporium and a free mimosa.  While strolling down the streets of the Ojai Village, take advantage of the "two for the price of one" wine tasting at Casa Barranca.  If you need a break, come to Casa Ojai Inn nestled in the beautiful Ojai Valley.
Call for prices and availability right now!
 
Also ask about our al carte options!

 

Ojai Cafe Emporium
Offer: A $25.00 voucher for breakfast and a free mimosa.
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Offer: Two for One wine tasting and 30% off selected wines. 
 

 

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News  
  • We have finished installing a new EMS (Energy Management System).  This system will monitor the heating and A/C units based on occupancy as well as allowing us to pre-heat & cool the rooms in severe weather conditions.  As we continue our path to a "Greener" hotel experience we look forward to your feedback on this new improvement as well.
  • Our new two bedroom family suite, suite 100, is complete and is now available to rent.  Each bedroom features a new wall mounted 47 inch flat screen in addition to a leather sofa that pulls out to a queen sleeper.
  •  We are also improving our bathrooms with deeper tubs and floor to ceiling shower surrounds.  These new bathrooms are more luxurious and are another improvement to create a better guest experience. We love our guest's feedback and we take your suggestions seriously.  
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Su Nido Inn (Your Nest in Ojai)

 
News
  • Check out Su Nido Inn special packages ~ Day Spa of Ojai, Olive Oil Tour and Whale Watching Tour just to mention a few.
  • Su Nido Inn (Your Nest in Ojai) is the #1 rated luxury boutique inn on TripAdvisor.com.  See what our guests are saying about us reviews.



 

 

Check the full line-up below. See you at the shows.

 

Click on a photo and watch a video excerpt.  

 

David Wilcox

Sat., March 31 @ Matilija

$28  


David Wilcox has been touching the hearts of American audiences for more than 20 years with his wise and healing song writing, skillful guitar playing, and inspired improvisational performance style. His music bravely navigates a path through the emotional static of modern life towards the deep, mystical terrain of the heart. He writes songs that are wake up calls to the heart and a balm for the soul.

 
For David Wilcox, music is a personal compass for finding his way home. Lining it up with something deep inside, his words become image-filled poetry that dance to an internal rhythm. Challenging situations, elusive ideas, and long-suppressed feelings are directed into inspiring metaphors of hope. Coupled with a seamless melody, it is all delivered in the language of his heart.
 

All performances begin @ 7:30 pm

The Whole Series Subscription(4): $95(Reserved seats, save $10}, Seniors: $85  

Tickets will be $2 more at the door

You can purchase tickets by phoning 805-646-8907 


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Where:
The Ojai Valley Community Church
907 El Centro
Ojai, CA 93023


When:
Saturday February 18, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM PST

 

You are invited to enjoy the Jazz Artistry of :

 

 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER 

 

Bill Cunliffe

          Jazz piano

Played with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Mary Lou Williams & more.

 

Benefit concert for The Nordhoff High School

Jazz Band  

10% of all proceeds will go to NHS Jazz Band

 

Ojai Jazz Concerts presents Grammy Award Winning Pianist Bill Cunliffe at 7:30pm, Saturday night, Feb.18, 2012 at The Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro (@Loma Dr.) in beautiful Ojai, Ca.Tickets go on sale and  doors open at 6:45 pm. 

Concert starts at 7:30pm.  

 

Bill Cunliffe has received two Emmy nominations and 4 Grammy nominations,one of which resulted in his Grammy Award. He has performed and recorded with such notable talents as Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Joe Henderson, Mary Lou Williams, and many others. 

  

The Concert hall  was built as an audio/video recording studio and it's acoustics have been compared to the famous "Capitol A"  studio at Capitol Records in LA by studio musicians who recorded there  many times. It's truly a great place to listen to great Jazz ! Don't worry about us being sold out as we can seat ( very comfortably) 600 jazz fans! We'll just add another chair for you!  

 

Be prepared to be amazed and delighted in the presence of  this Master of his music and instrument  !

 

General Admission: $28 online/$25.door

Students (under 25 yrs. old) w/ ID:  $15.(only available at the door the night of the Concert)

 Call Rich Tell Presents @ 805-746-0936 for more info.    





 

Ojai WordFest is back again in 2012! Mark Your Calendars for MARCH 24-31!


HELP CREATE THE BUZZ - please share this announcement with other "word lovers"

Ojai WordFest: Local Literary Legends Honored March 24-31

The 2nd Annual Ojai WordFest is thrilled to announce its annual awards to local Ojai literary legends: Caroline Thompson/Screenwriter (Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.); Gay Hendricks, Ph.D (The First Rule Of Ten, a Dharma Detective Trilogy, Founder of The Spiritual Cinema Circle which distributes inspirational movies in 70+ countries around the world, etc.) and Larry Chambers, author of 50+ traditionally published books in the "true combat story" genre and recipient of a Purple Heart for his heroic service in Vietnam.

Ojai Wordfest - an eight day literary festival with a nexus of more than 100+ "word" events - will be held March 24-31 all over Ojai.


For more information, visit www.OjaiWordFest.com or call 805-669-7373.



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