What do you wish for?

Do you base our choices on what you want, or what you think you're supposed to want? Let yourself feel what you feel and want what you want, THEN engage your mind in the process. The best wishes are born from your heart.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, December 7, 2011

British Traditional Wicca 101, Group Vortex Healing, A Ceremony for the Solstice Moon, A Tale of Two Genres, La Cocina Gift Fair, In Her Name Circle, Love Letter to the Milky Way, Art and Wine Party, Gathering Goodness: Songs for the Solstice, Christmas Revels, Alameda Holiday Home Tour, Gamble Mansion Holiday Puppet Shows, Gifts for the Season, Native American Holiday Crafts Fair, Dreaming for 2012, Community Seed Yule Ball, Twisted Christmas, A Dickens of a Holiday Celebration, Goddess Crafts Faire, Magic Toy Box Tea, Crucible Gifty Holiday Sale, The Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair!, No Temple of Aphrodite in December, Pagan Lunch and Social!, Shamanic Healing Clinic, Winter Wonderland, Winter Solstice Drum Circle, Roy Zimmerman: Live from the North Pole and the Starving Ear, Institute for Urban Homesteading Winter Open House, Women’s Empowerment Support Group, Tarot Salon

British Traditional Wicca 101
with Lady Argante
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00-9:00PM, and 1 more Wednesday, December 14
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$10 per class

“Lady Argante, a third-degree Gardnerian Elder and the High Priestess of the Coven Daoine Sidhe, comes to The Sacred Well to offer a class that will provide students with a spiritual and practical introduction to Wicca from a British Traditional perspective.

This 14-week course includes an introduction to British Traditional Wicca's history, cosmology and Wheel of the Year; meditations on the Goddess, the God, and the four elements; basic magical ethics and methods; and informal rituals for Samhain and Yule.

Class space is limited, so call The Sacred Well today at 510-444-9355 to sign up for the entire course, or for any individual class.”

Group Vortex Healing
with Dragonfly
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00PM
Body Energy Center, 2939 Summit Street, Suite 301, Oakland, 510-467-8841
Please RSVP to Dragonfly at 510-467-8841 or Exlibrys13@yahoo.com

Dragonfly says:
“Blessings star family!
This week at ArunaBliss we will be nurturing are spirit with the angels. An Angelic Heart group healing bridges you deeply into the angelic realm allowing an angel help to facilitate the session. During the healing, you will feel,sense,see,know angels communicating with you in the way that is most helpful in unfolding your natural gifts. Angelic presence will infuse your system to create new energy and clarity.

Old emotional patterns and blocks will fall away to open the way for new possibilities and the joy of creation to unfold. It is through inner improvement that we are able to cultivate the skills, wisdom and knowledge that will aid us in creating the Age of Light upon the Earth.

For the session, establish a clear intention in your heart of what you would like to ask from the divine and stay with that intention throughout the healing. Angels were created solely to serve the divine and are empowered by the divine to work directly in the manifest world. Angels come to deliver messages and guidance, to act as protectors, to bring hope, to give relief from adversity, to strengthen and support.

Angelic Heart is a powerful gift from the VortexHealing Lineage!     

We can be fearless, because we have the Divine on our side!
With grace and ease! So be it!”

A Ceremony for the Solstice Moon
Thursday, December 8, 7:30PM
The Sacred Forest, Oakland, RSVP for exact location
for more information, call 510-827-3997 or e-mail iyamahea@thesacredforest.org

“This ritual will honor the Moon and the Water Spirits as we enter the season of the Winter Solstice. Our ceremony is inspired by African spirituality and will commemorate hope and renewal through song, sacred dance, healing movement and mbira meditation. Please bring your own symbol of renewal to place on the altar. No fee for admission, and all are welcome. But please RSVP.”

The Un-Scripted Theater Company presents:
A Tale of Two Genres
Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10,
Thursday and Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 3:00PM and 8:00PM
playing through December 21
SF Playhouse, Stage 2, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco
see website for detailed schedule and ticket information

“The Un-Scripted Theater Company is reprising 2010's successful improvised musical, A Tale of Two Genres, performed in the style of the audience's choice - as if written by Charles Dickens. The audience supplies the genre: it could be a post-apocalyptic drama, a western on the American prairie, a Tarantino heist story, or whatever else strikes their fancy. The Un-Scripted Theater Company uses that genre to improvise a full-length musical, as filtered through an absurd, complex, Victorian world, with quirky characters and sly narration that Dickens himself might have created.”

La Cocina Gift Fair
Friday, December 9, 4:00-9:00PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

“The holiday season is fast approaching. If thinking about all that holiday shopping is making your head spin, don’t despair. We’ve got a solution: drop by the second annual La Cocina Gift Fair - San Francisco’s premiere event for any one with a food lover on their list.
Why spend days at the mall, hours online or even minutes regretting missed opportunities, when you can get every gift you’d ever need in one quick (and REALLY fun) shot? You’re right, you’d be crazy to miss this. So, come one, come all. Eat goodies. Drink drinkies (hmm).  And buy gifts. From local entrepreneurs. Who make amazing things. As if that deal wasn’t sweet enough, we’ve got raffles, give aways and more. Buy a raffle ticket and you might win, for example, a one night Deluxe stay at the Prescott Hotel. (Ok. Maybe you can save that one as a gift to your self if you win it… we’ll leave that up to you.) So? You’re coming, right.…”

In Her Name Circle: Mother Mary, Queen of Heaven and Mother of Christ
with Joy Reichard
Friday, December 9, 7:00-8:30PM (and the second Friday of every month)
Ann Benner Room, UU San Mateo, 300 E Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, 650-342-5946
$10-$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The voice of the Divine Feminine is re-emerging in human consciousness, bringing us a new vision of the sacredness and unity of life.
Her mythology from diverse cultures around the globe illustrates her many representations and rich symbolism offering role models and guidance to modern women and men. Her message is one of peace, compassion, and respect for all life.
If you are seeking to learn more about the Divine Feminine, then please join us on the second Friday of each month as devotees of the Goddess gather to celebrate her many manifestations with ritual, movement, myth, song, divination and guided visualization. A $10-20 donation is appreciated.”

Love Letter to the Milky Way: A Celebration
with Drew Dellinger
Friday, December 9, 7:30-9:30PM
The Lakeside Theater at the Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
$15 - includes a free copy of Love Letter to the Milky Way!

“Drew Dellinger is an internationally sought-after speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement.

Dellinger's award-winning book of poems, love letter to the milky way - now in its fourth printing - has thousands of devoted readers on six continents. His work has appeared in films, books, anthologies and magazines - from The New York Times magazine to YES!, Tikkun, Kosmos, and others. Dellinger's poems have been cited and quoted in venues ranging from prison workshops to climate change hearings before the U.S. Congress.

Dellinger has been called "a national treasure," by Joanna Macy, "a deep and courageous poet," by Alice Walker and "one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation," by Cornel West.”

Art and Wine Party
Friday, December 9, 8:00-10:00PM
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
$10 for tasting

“In celebration of Julie's holiday Crafty show:
Handmade Goods from Alameda's Craftiest Artisans, Jewelry, plants, jams/jellies, decorative plates, baked goods, scarves, tea and coffee gift sets, screen prints, t-shirts ...and more!    

We will also be offering a Wine and Chocolate Tasting:
Experience velvety decadence in a flight of 3 of our new wines paired with handmade, tea-infused chocolate truffles. $10 to partake in tasting.”

Gathering Goodness: Songs for the Solstice
Friday, December 9, 8:30PM
Aubergine After Dark, 755 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol

“A night filled with Soulful music and story that compels us inward. In this time we gather our warmth, our gifts for the season, and our visions as we prepare to enter the deep intentional time of winter.”

Christmas Revels - A Theatrical Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Friday - Sunday, December 9-11 and 16-18
Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 and 5:00PM
Scottish Rite Theater, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
See website for detailed ticket prices and parking information.

“As the winter solstice approaches in King Arthur's court, the legendary king summons his lords, ladies, knights and knaves to Camelot. Complete with magic, Knights of the Round Table, legendary creatures and spectacular costumes, this interactive visit to the mythical kingdom will delight children and adults alike.”

My experience with The Christmas Revels is that it is both ridiculously fun and sublimely moving.

Alameda Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 10, 9:30AM-4:30PM
around the city of Alameda - locations will be provided with ticket purchase
$30 in advance, $35 on the day

“Guests follow their heart as the Alameda Family Services League presents its 41st Annual ‘41 Years of Holiday Magic’ Holiday Home Tour. The tour, Alameda’s premier fund-raising event, will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Home is where the heart is as all proceeds go to the organization that has as its sole goal: helping families - Alameda Family Services. The Holiday Home Tour features a variety of Alameda’s architectural style homes decorated for the holidays. Always in early December, the date is early enough for guests to include gift and holiday decor shopping at the Holiday Boutique. Also on sale are holiday packaged baked goods, candies, and specialty food items at the Gourmet Shop. A Holiday Tea is served to cheer the heart and palate. See our Events page for more information. Booklets are presented to each guest providing a map of the tour and description of each home. See our Tickets page in November, 2011 to purchase tickets for our 41st Annual Alameda Holiday Home Tour.

Proceeds benefit Alameda Family Services.”

Gamble Mansion Holiday Puppet Shows
Saturday, December 10, shows at 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 1:00PM
Gamble Mansion at Elizabeth Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
reservations required

“Families will enjoy the traditional Holiday story of The Nutcracker brought to ‘life’ by The Puppet Company.  Ages 3+ accompanied by an adult. (This is a perfect outing for grandparents!) Join us in the Carriage House. Light refreshments will be served.”

Gifts for the Season:
Infused Oils, Vinegars and Honey
with Finn Cunningham
Saturday, December 10, 1:00-3:00PM
Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue at Lawton Street, San Francisco

“Turn the herbs and fruits of your gardens into beautiful and healing gifts for the holiday season. In this hands on workshop you will learn how to make herbal vinegars, spiced honeys and oils for the kitchen and the bath, while discussing the benefits of each of these home remedies. You will be able to take an item home, as well as gather inspiration for turning a few simple ingredients into many more homemade and economical gifts. ”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

Native American Holiday Crafts Fair
Saturday, December 10, 1:00-7:00PM
Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Boulevard, Oakland

“This event is hosted by the Intertribal Friendship House Youth Interns.
Purchase your Holiday Gifts!

Indian Tacos $7.00 donation, Baked Goods”

Dreaming for 2012
Saturday, December 10, 2:30-5:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“There are prophecies from various cultural and spiritual traditions indicating that the coming year, 2012, could be an important turning point. This larger period in history has been called “the shift” and “the great turning.” What might our collective dreams say about this moment in time? We will use the Culture Dreaming process, with its basis in emergence theory, to delve into the mystery of this great turning. Please join us for an exciting adventure in dreaming for the culture and the world at large. Dream material from this program may be used in creating a performance piece in 2012.

Dreamers and nondreamers alike welcome; no prior Culture Dreaming experience necessary.
Facilitated by Richard Russo and Meredith Sabini.

The Dream Institute is an experimental cultural center founded in 2003. It has come into being during this time known as the shift or the great turning. Our offerings include weekend workshops, daylong seminars, evening salons, film series, professional training, art exhibits, retreats, and dream-based performances. We are also the West Coast center for Culture Dreaming. Programs and events are open to the public; continuing education seminars are for professionals in the healing arts. We do not advocate any single philosophical, psychological, spiritual, or religious viewpoint toward dreams or personal growth.”

Community Seed Yule Ball
Saturday, December 10, 5:00-10:00PM
Clubhouse, Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz
$5-$10 donation appreciated; no one turned away for lack of funds
bring a potluck item (see details below) and a canned food donation

“Join us Join us! In celebration! In song and merriment!
At our 6th Annual Yuletide Celebration.

In lieu of a December Open Circle we present, yet again, the Formal Yule gather!
Bring your fancy duds, a potluck item and a can of food for the Second Harvest Food bank.
Music and merriment will abound with friends, DJ dancing, potluck and raffle!

Our Feast will be a potluck of delicious offerings from ‘your’ kitchen so bring what you like to eat. Soup and bread will be provided. Be sure to label what you bring for ingredients so people know what’s in it.

Earth signs: Vegetable or side dish Air signs: Protein  Fire signs: Drinks(nonalcoholic) Water signs: Salad

There will also be a double raffle with many fine items from our local Pagan friendly stores and local artisans. One Raffle for the Grownups and one raffle for the Kidlets!! Get your tickets when you arrive and be sure to stay for the drawing, ‘mid’ evening for the kid stuff and the rest near the ‘end’ of the evening.

We ask for donations to help cover the cost of Hall rental, a sliding scale of $5 -$10 is appreciated, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We will also be accepting donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Those who bring a donation will be given one free Raffle ticket!

If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact Sara 831-469-0336 or info@communityseed.org

Twisted Christmas
Saturday, December 10, 7:30PM
The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
$15, ages 11 and up

“It's year number NINE for this popular annual lit-comedy-variety show, featuring off-the-wall holiday stories read aloud, on stage, by some of the Bay Area's funniest people! Along with outrageous Christmas-themed music by You-Tube sensation Roy Zimmerman, comic seasonal observations, bizarre gift giveaways, and a tribute to the weirdest Christmas song ever, this year's show features performances of the revolutionary elf manifesto 'Burn Christmas, Burn!' Grace Paley's lovingly off-kilter 'The Loudest Voice,' David Templeton's subversive fable 'Christmas in the Dormitory of the Gods,' the escalating insanity of 'Twelve Days of Christmas: a Correspondence,' and the much-anticipated reading of the Gingerbread Horror Classic 'Crumbs at Midnight.' Hosted by North Bay journalist David Templeton, this show is a benefit for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.”

A Dickens of a Holiday Celebration
at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach
Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Playland-Not-At-The-Beach, 10979 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
see website for admission details

“Playland pays homage to author of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol". Add to the celebration and earn extra prize tickets by coming in Victorian dress or attempt our Dickensian Trivia contest. If you thought Dickens' books were big when you saw them in school, come check out our 8-foot tall versions in our one-of-a-kind Dickens library, where the books have windows into their scenes and are bigger than readers!”

Goddess Crafts Faire
Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol
suggested donation $5-$13 - children free

“The Goddess Crafts Faire is a beautiful community celebration of the coming of winter through women’s art, music and dance.
Don’t miss this exquisite collection of handmade gifts by local and regional women!”

Magic Toy Box Tea
Saturday and Sunday, December 10-11, 12:00PM and 3:00PM seatings available
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, 415-485-3328
$27.50 Adults, $22.50 children

“The second weekend in December is a teddy bear tour de force at our elegant Queen Anne Victorian with an old-fashioned afternoon tea for families. This event is hosted by the Cultural Affairs Service League and takes place inside the house with antique tea settings, live music and fun activities. Home made tea sandwiches and sweets are served, along with hot tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy or other life-like toy (and parent or grandparent!) for a Holiday tea to remember. Bring your camera and dress up for fun for an elegant child-friendly afternoon. Activities often include life-sized Toys, a fun raffle and opportunities for photos with your bears and friends (bring your camera!). Get your reservations early as space is limited.”

Crucible Gifty Holiday Sale
Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11, Saturday 12:00-6:00PM, Sunday 12:00-4:00PM
1260 7th Street, Oakland
Free admission

"A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible's 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Check out exciting live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, perfect for last minute gifts. You get to support local artists and community arts education for youth and adults while you get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area's most unusual holiday celebration.”

The Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie
Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11,
Saturday 2:00PM and 6:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM and 5:00PM
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
$15 in advance, $17 at the door

“Featuring Grrrl Brigade, Nol Simonse, Lena Gatchalian, Stella Adelman, Bruce "Mui" Ghent, Leila Baradaran, Fredrika Keefer, Tina Banchero and Dance Mission's Youth Program.

From 1987 to 1997 Dance Brigade produced their annual production of the Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie in Oakland. Over ten years, it reached a total of 40,000 audience members and was a beloved community institution. Dance Brigade decided to remount it again starting in 2007 only this time at the Brava Theater in San Francisco and featuring Dance Mission's Youth Program.

In Krissy Keefer's Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie, Clara is an undocumented worker who works for the wealthiest family in town, the McGreeds. Our story opens just as the biggest bash of the year is beginning - the McGreed's holiday party. To the McGreeds' dismay, their wayward gay son, a pink Mohawk-sporting, Che-shirt wearing Drosselmeyer, crashes the party and gives Clara a freedom-fighting Nutcracker doll from South Africa. Together Clara and the Nutcracker go on a journey of self-discovery and realization where they run into a homeless Sugar Plum Fairy, an Angel of Resistance, and a Snow Queen mourning the melting of the Ice Caps. Where else would you find ariel dance, Spy Mice and a magical Under Water World? Why only at the Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie!!

The Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie uses Taiko, Tap, Modern, Trapeze, Belly Dance, Salsa, Ballet, Bungee, Salsa and Hip Hop to tell its story and address contemporary concerns such as global warming and consumerism with humor and artistry. The production is fantastic for those who are looking for a winter activity but are not in the mood for another year of A Christmas Carol.”

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair!
Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11, 11:00AM-7:00PM
and every weekend through December 18
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City
(various discounts may apply, and season tickets are available - see website for details)
Parking fees are $10.00 per car (charged by the Cow Palace).
Aphrodite’s Closet is offering a free ticket to the Dickens Fair with any purchase of $75 or more!
1201 Park Street, Alameda, 510-521-3313, info@sanctuaryoftheopenheart.org

“Celebrate the Holiday Season in Victorian London!
The bustling streets of London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursion into Christmas Past. You are a living part of a Victorian Christmas card come to life!
A Bay Area tradition since 1970, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair returns to the San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls for four weekends in 2010, including the Friday after Thanksgiving, from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 18 from 11:00AM 'til 7:00PM.
Created by Ron and Phyllis Patterson, the fair is now produced by Kevin and Leslie Patterson and Red Barn Productions, who continue the family tradition of theatrical excellence through authenticity, participation, and playfulness.
Come wander the lanes of Victorian London, as the glow of twilight settles upon the city, with the scent of pine boughs and freshly baked scones floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll.”

Temple of Aphrodite is cancelled for December 11.

The next Temple of Aphrodite will be on Sunday, January 8.


Rabbit says:
“...your Priestesses Rabbit and Venus Rose have been burning the midnight love oil to effectively take apart, clean up, lubricate, and re-glitter our existing Temple of Aphrodite model so that in the new year, our Services will be even more glorious: filled with song, more art-and-creativity focused, and featuring several guest priestesses of Aphrodite.

So please join us from 11:00AM-12:00PM on Sunday, January 8 to start the new year with a full heart! Love and blessings to you!”

Pagan Lunch and Social!
with the Santa Cruz Pagan Moot
Sunday, December 11, 1:00PM
Erik's Deli Cafe, 222 Mount Hermon Rd, Ste G, Scotts Valley, CA, 831-438-4646

Event organizer Maenad says:
“Come join us for lunch at a local favorite! Erik's has lots of options for both omnivores and vegetarians. So join us for fellowship and fun!

Look for the Black Cat on the table.”

Shamanic Healing Clinic
Sunday, December 11, 3:00-5:00PM (and the second Sunday of every month)
in Santa Rosa - RSVP for exact location
To reserve your place, or for more information, call 707-570-0111
$20-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Receive shamanic healing in a community setting
Feel the love and energy of the compassionate spirits
Socialize with shamanic healers and other participants
Experience non-dogmatic, non-religious, spirit based healing

We work in a community setting - everyone healing together.
We use drums and rattles to keep the beat of a trance state, plus bells and other sounds.
We bring you the healing of the compassionate spirits in whatever form that may take
We use appropriate touch, or the laying on of hands.
We remove negative energy and restore positive energy
We give people messages of hope and comfort from the spirits

All the clinic healers have studied shamanic healing with Stuart and Anne, and have developed deep relationships with the helping spirits.

Stuart Dole, PhD and Anne Hatfield both graduated from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ 3-year advanced training, where they studied directly with Michael Harner, author of Way of the Shaman, and Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and How to Heal Toxic Thoughts. They pursued further studies, learning shamanic methods from Tuva (Siberia), Tibet, Hawaii, Brazil, Africa, and the Celtic lands. They were also trained by Sandra Ingerman as shamanic teachers.

Anne has heard messages from the spirits from the time she was a child. She worked in the alternative health field for 25 years. Currently she is a yoga teacher and therapist, a massage therapist and a shamanic practitioner. Her passion is helping others explore those places where body and spirit meet.

Stuart was born into a decidedly atheist family and pursued a career in mathematics and science, earning his PhD in biophysics. But he developed an interest in spirituality, then lived in an ashram and practiced meditation devotedly for more than 30 years. He has subsequently pursued a wide array of methods for developing awareness, or enlightenment, and eventually found his way to shamanism. He is currently a meditation teacher and a shamanic bodyworker. He specializes in helping people become more present in their lives, through embodied awareness.”

Winter Wonderland
with The Academy of Classical Ballet
Sunday, December 11, 3:00PM and 6:00PM
Campbell Heritrage Theatre, 1 W Campbell Avenue, Campbell

“A Winter Wonderland takes place deep in woods, on the cusp of Fall turning into a glorious Winter.  Watch as the Winter Fairy, along with the help of her Ice Sprites, turn the land into ice and snow, while bringing to life many of the characters that make every holiday story so great.  We don’t want to give too much away, but some of those characters include: Penguins, Wolves, Elves, Candy-Canes, (a few surprises!) and much, much more.  Be amazed as the season unfolds before your eyes and brings all of the smiles and fun that comes with it.  You’ve never seen a Winter quite like this!”

Winter Solstice Drum Circle
Sunday, December 11, 6:00PM
Sacred Stream Center, 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, 415-333-1434
For more information, e-mail info@sacredstream.org

“Equinox and Solstice Drumming Circles

We hold drumming circles four times a year to come together to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and the earth. We invite you to join us.
You do not have to be experienced in drumming or shamanism to attend. It is recommended that you know how to journey, though not required.

If you have a drum or rattle, please bring it. Some drums and rattles will be available to borrow.”

Roy Zimmerman: Live from the North Pole and the Starving Ear
Saturday, December 11, 7:00PM
Macondray Hall, San Francisco Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
$15 at the door

“What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear?  Ask Roy Zimmerman. He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years.”

Institute for Urban Homesteading Winter Open House, Holiday Party and Sale
Sunday-Monday, December 11-12, Sunday 1:00-6:00PM, Monday 6:00-9:00PM
Institute for Urban Homesteading, 839 60th Street, Oakland

“Free and open to the Public,  our year-end event is a celebration of the bounty. There will be tastings , socializing and shopping! Who could ask for more?  Lots of cool handmade goodies and treats. Come grab your stocking stuffers, secret santas and private stash. Enjoy the cheer and support the local economy. Win-win happy-happy joy-joy!
Of course there is no obligation to shop, you are welcome to stop by to taste and visit.

FYI: This is an indoor event.  You are welcome to check out the yard and garden, but I will not officially be leading tours outside

Tasting: Mead, chevre, mustard, jam, honey, ginger beer and lacto-fermented sodas, bacon truffles and more.....
Mercantile: Handcrafted soap, bath salts, lip balm, tinctures and salves. recycled linen bags and pillowcases, funky cozy hats, quail egg ornaments
Art: Original one of a kind bowls and mugs, art tile in urban farm motifs, glass ornaments and trinkets, mask and puppet creatures, fancy photo cards
Pantry: Mustard, homemade cheese, jam, honey, bacon truffles, cordials and more....
Books: Urban Homesteading, Wise Fool Handbook, Bun Appetit (A Rabbit Zine)
Mini Tag sale:  Lightly used goodies on the cheap!
Nursery: Medicinal and perennial starts,  Seed Stocking Stuffers”

Thanks to Neysa for letting me know about this event!

Women’s Empowerment Support Group
Tuesday, December 13, 7:00-9:00PM, (usually the third Tuesday of every month)
North Berkeley - exact location given upon registration
suggested donation $15-$20
Women only
To register, please call 510-213-3721 or e-mail veenaasaynana@gmail.com

“The aim of this group is to provide a forum for women to share their dreams and fears, and to receive support from the group, either energetically, verbally or physically.

This is a facilitated group. It is also strictly scent/fragrance free.
Healthy boundaries are set and respectful attentiveness is established.
There will be empowerment exercises, creative and expressive artwork, journalling and more.”

Tarot Salon
with Grey
Tuesday, December 13, 7:00-8:00PM (and the second Tuesday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“This month's cards: The Hanged Man and the 4 of Pentacles

Maybe you have taken a class, perhaps tried to learn to read the Tarot from a book, or are just trying to piece it together on your own. Now you want to know how to really "dive in" to what specific cards are all about. This monthly discussion group is where you want to be.

Each month we will take two cards from the Tarot and spend time really getting to know them in a roundtable discussion where we can all learn, share insights and gain inspirations from one another. Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!”

Have a Week of Good Giving and Revolutionary Revelry!

Molly Blue Dawn

1 comment:


    December 10 is a Saturday, not a Friday.

    The Grove of Hekate, Grove of Artemis, and Brotherhood of the Moon will all meet on Saturdays from now on.