Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall events calendar

We Olive: September 14th from 5:30-8pm: Monday-night easy appetizer event, where you can learn how to make simple, tasty finger foods. There will be food and beverages to enjoy and sample menus with recipes for gourmet tailgate parties of your own. Attendees will receive a 10% discount on all purchases that evening. Tickets to this event are $10.00. And, Saturday, Sept. 19th, from 1-4pm - Jeff from the Los Olivos Olive Oil Company will be in-store sampling their delicious oils and vinegars.

Taste of Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn. September 19th from 3-6pm.

Boccali’s Tomato Festival and wine tasting September 26th (5-9pm) at their restaurant at Reeves Rd. and Hwy. 150.

California Beer Festival. September 26th, from 1-5pm. Mission Park, Ventura. 60 beers, live music, free souvenir mugs, and some stand up comedy.

McGrath Family Farm Have kids? Like pumpkins and field trips? This year the farm is offering a wagon ride through the fields, PLUS pick your own organic pumpkin, a corn maze, and the opportunity to check out their animal center...all for $4 a student!

Ojai native Anna Thomas' new book, LOVE SOUP, will be in bookstores on September 21, and they're having the hometown party at Treasure Beach on October 3rd at 2pm. Stop by to taste some soup, have a glass of wine, chat, and she'll sign books. She says, "Soup saved my life over and over -- it's the way I survived in the wee kitchen. I could still have great home-made food, and have people over for casual dinner parties -- I could keep cooking. I fell in love with soup all over again, and had to write a book about it."

November 14th “Wings and Wine” event. Taking place in a hanger at the Camarillo Airport, several local wineries will be pouring wines in between historic World War II planes such as a Japanese Zero, a P-52 and many others. Money raised will assist in the maintaining of these historic aircraft.

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