What we're about

The Ocademy offers an interactive approach to education, entertainment, and enrichment. Our programs are designed to enable imaginative souls to realize their creative dreams through fantastical theme events, artistic opportunities, and collaborative projects that prove magic exists in the everyday world.

For additional delightful doings, please consider joining our other groups:

• Whimsicalidocious (https://www.meetup.com/Whimsicalidocious/) - our nonprofit that focuses on activities that showcase the genteel arts including our weekly "write-in" for authors (where we help newbies get published) and pirate-themed treasure hunt benefiting homeless kids

• Tea Travellers Societea (http://www.meetup.com/Tea-Travellers-Societea-SoCal/) - for all sorts of afternoon theme-based tea events

Upcoming events (5)

On Hold - ISLAND DRUMS - Fantasy Fitness dance

Colorado Lagoon

6-week class on Thursdays Go down Nieto off of 6th (the backside of Recreation Park) to our secluded spot in the sand Class is free of charge, though donations to the Whimsicalitea arts nonprofit are appreciated. Following our last class, we'll have a BYO lunch celebration at L&L Hawaiian BBQ

POSTPONED - Omni cheers!

Pamela's Tea Room

Come find your place in the omniverse! Join Omni ambassador JSD Johnston each 3rd Thursday of the month for complimentary tea and scones as we share creative work (everything from knitting to painting), celebrate upcoming Omni Jaliluum (holidays), the release of the latest Omni Tales novella, and whatever else we feel like cheering, be it a film, a favorite tv show, or just life in general. Party favors and door prizes provided based on the theme of the day. Gluten-free scones available. If you'd like to order additional items, feel free to do so on a no-host basis

On Hold - ISLAND DRUMS - Fantasy Fitness dance

Colorado Lagoon

6-week class on Thursdays Go down Nieto off of 6th (the backside of Recreation Park) to our secluded spot in the sand Class is free of charge, though donations to the Whimsicalitea arts nonprofit are appreciated. Following our last class, we'll have a BYO lunch celebration at L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Omni Tales & Tea Tour - support tearooms & books

Online event

SAVE THE DATES, if you can catch them. They're a moving target at present. Each event will include a CONTEST TO WIN A FREE TEA. The Omni Tales series of coming-of-age fantasy novellas launched on March 21, 2020, but no one knew. Why? The world was busy going into lockdown. Additional installments of the series continue to go up on Amazon, but again no one knows. We mean to change that, and we mean to do it the best way we know how ... with afternoon tea! Join Ocademy chronicler JSD Johnston for a series of mini book celebrations over tea, each one with its own theme, visiting tearooms hither and yon ... eventually out of state as part of weekend events. Each event will include a drawing for a free spot! By November, the program will get into the groove with a tea each month. Until then, we'll offer events bi-weekly. This will give us the opportunity to support tearooms while they scramble to keep afloat. It will also give readers and guests a chance to get up to speed on the books. We'll pick a different spot for each get-together, so guests will get to try new places. While books are the basis of these events, they won't consume our outings. We'll have plenty of time for chit chat about other topics. Seating will be limited to 12, and until further notice, we ask that you wear a mask as well as follow all state and venue guidelines. As always, we encourage themed attire! Here's what we have penciled in, come what may: Date: Friday 31 July 2020 at 2pm Place: McKenna's Tea Cottage, Seal Beach Book: Marked for Adventure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082BGNL1Z Event Theme: 1974 California Price: $33.75 FREE TEA CONTEST & RESERVATION LINK: https://www.omniocademy.com/2010/07/tales-tea-tour-stop-1.html Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020 at 11am Place: Coterie Tea & Eatery, Upland Book: Destiny by Design https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084C1P5VY Event Theme: Prepared to go through the portal Cost: $38.75 Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020 at 11:11am Place: Pamela's Tea Room, Garden Grove Book: The First Crack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086MBK9GS Event Theme: Represent your element! Cost: $38.75 Date: Friday, 11 September 2020 at 11am Place: Paris In A Cup, Orange Book: Here Be Kraken https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0892DVT2W Event Theme: Cephalopods Cost: $46.50 Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020 at 10am Place: Spring Tea Garden, Fullerton Book: Navigating Aquis (releasing Aug 1) Event Theme: All things water Cost: $38.75 Date: Saturday, 10 October 2020 at 11am Place: Tea Rose Garden, Pasadena Book: Masked by Lies (releasing Sept 1) Event Theme: Fancy eye masks Cost: $52.50 Date: Sunday, 25 October 2020 at 2pm Place: Tea & Teacups, Yorba Linda Book: Omni Catawampus (releasing Oct 1) Event Theme: Upside Down & Backwards Cost: $44.50 Additional themes to include: Mermaids, Time Travel, Faerie Tales & more Per current circumstances, events may be outdoors or need to be postponed. 3-day "first dibs" offered to Ocademy Patreon patrons.

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