Obon Festival, Odori Exercise Class at Oxnard Buddhist Temple

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OXNARD — Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 S. “H” St. (between 2nd and 3rd streets) in Oxnard, will hold its annual Obon Festival on Saturday, July 13, from 1 to 9 p.m.

Bon Odori will take place at 6 and 8 p.m. The final dance practice will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The festival will also feature exhibits, demonstrations and cultural activities, including bonsai, origami, children’s games, judo, karate, taiko and Japanese dance.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and a farmers’ market will offer produce and flowers for sale. There will also be a silent auction and a benefit drawing.

Admission is free. For more information, call (805) 483-5948 or visit www.oxnardbuddhisttemple.org.

The temple is also sponsoring an Obon odori exercise class that is open to the public.

The class will meet Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17; and Sundays from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Participants are asked to bring their own fans, kachi-kachi and tenugui.

For more information, call the temple office or Yasuko Kujiraoka at (805) 987-7990.

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