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 20, 2011

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice In Muir Woods, Scrooge Reads A Christmas Carol!, Honoring Our Spirit Babies, astrobarry’s Astrology Salon, Shift Network’s Winter Solstice Celebration, Santa's Workshop, A Witchy Class, Tea and Chanting, Introduction to Calendar Journeying, Women’s Visioning Circle, Dream Group, CAYA New Year's Eve Ritual Dance Party Extravaganza

Winter Solstice in Muir Woods
Wednesday, December 21, 3:00-8:00PM
Muir Woods, 1 Muir woods Trail, Mill Valley

“Get ready for a Muir Woods’ tradition, the annual Winter Solstice celebration on December 21. Under a full moon, experience the longest night of the year among the world’s tallest tree species, the coast redwoods. Rain or clear skies, dress warmly against the chill, bring a flashlight, and a mug for a warm beverage, and meet us in front of the Visitor Center.
Join the California Revels choristers and the Muir Woods staff as they carol and dance the mysterious Abbots-Bromley Stag Horn Dance amid the ageless Redwoods.  Arrive early. Parking is limited.”

Honoring Our Spirit Babies
Thursday, December 22, 5:00-7:00PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church of SF, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Free event, all are welcome

“Honoring Our Spirit Babies is an event for women and their loved ones to remember and honor their spirit babies - the unborn who were lost due to miscarriage, abortion, or still birth.
This event is for people to come together in a sacred space to honor themselves, their lost babies, and one another. It will be held on the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year, and the beginning of the growing light.

We hope that each person who comes will leave feeling more whole in herself, at peace in her life.”

Thanks to Tiki for letting me know about this event!

Scrooge Reads A Christmas Carol!
Thursday, December 22, 7:00PM
Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, 510-848-7800

A message from Martin Harris, the actor who is magically transported from England to our fair shores each year to play Scrooge at the Dickens Fair:


Ebenezer Scrooge here, so pay attention!

Last minute news.  
The Berkeley City Club new management had, for reasons unknown, not given me a date to give my dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol that now has quite a following every year but suddenly today the new Events Organizer calls asking if I would give a reading this Thursday, yes in three days time!  Of course the answer was YES! and they are very keen to help make this work...so can you help too and spread the word please, you never know who may be looking for something to do Thursday?
We all would like the Berkeley City Club to continue in it's support of all things Dickens, so lets encourage their new management please.

And it's FREE to all those who come! .... Imagine that, Scrooge giving something away?!

So it's the Berkeley City Club in the historic Julia Morgan Building.

Thursday, December 22nd,  7:00 for 7:30 with light refreshments before with carolers singing.  They have a world famous restaurant on the same level upstairs that takes reservations if you would like to eat beforehand and make it a complete evening of Christmas celebrations.  
The food is very good... well better than my bowl of gruel anyway!

I will have my CDs and DVD of my readings there as well which make a very special gift, especially when signed by Scrooge himself.

Yes it's last minute but this is an opportunity to share the wonderful message of Christmas that is truly illustrated in this amazing story.
So bring friends and make a family evening of this around the crackling fire.

God Bless Us, Everyone!


astrobarry’s Astrology Salon
Thursday, December 22, 7:30-9:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$20 suggested donation

“Join a lively astrology discussion led by astrobarry in this informal interactive group experience. Topics covered in each Astrology Salon will vary, based on who attends and what's going on in the sky. The Salon is intended to provide burgeoning astrologers with a chance to practice their chart interpretation skills in a safe, fun environment. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of the astrological language. Please bring 5-10 copies of any astrology chart you'd like us to discuss (free charts available at http://www.astro.com ).”

Shift Network’s Winter Solstice Celebration
Thursday, December 22, 7:30-9:30PM
Open Secret Bookstore, 923 C Street, San Rafael

“Come Celebrate the SHIFT of Seasons at the Shift Network's Winter Solstice Celebration

Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. We celebrate the darkness and its stillness, while celebrating our connection to the Earth and the return of the light.   
On this night we have an opportunity to name and release those situations or patterns which are ready to be "lost into the night."  We have an opportunity to symbolically die and reborn. What aspects are ready to die and what is now waiting to be reborn?

Join us for an evening of ritual celebration, music, poetry and MORE!”

Santa's Workshop
at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach
Saturday, December 24, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Playland-Not-At-The-Beach, 10979 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
see website for admission details

“Santa's elves have taken over Playland and played jokes on us all by hiding presents everywhere. It's up to you and your family to find all of the presents and put them under the Christmas Trees. We will also have a craft table to create an ornament for the tree.”

A Witchy Class
Saturday, December 24, 7:00PM (and the fourth Saturday of every month)
Antioch Public Library, 501 W 18th Street, Antioch
Please RSVP - see Meetup page for more information

“Join us for a series of classes about the craft.
You will find a bit of everything; working within ritual space, energy workings, history, ethics,
And there's more, there's always more!”

Thanks to Ardys for letting me know about this event!

Tea and Chanting with Rabbit
Tuesday, December 27, (and the fourth Tuesday of each month)
Meet for tea at 7:30PM, chanting begins at 8:00PM for 30 minutes
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$5 suggested donation

“Join Rabbit for an evening of "the herbal and the verbal." After sharing information about this month's unique, delicious herbal tea, and explaining this month's mantra, we will chant for approximately 30-50 minutes.  

Beginners are always welcome at every class. Join us to drop in, center, and recharge your batteries!”

Introduction to Calendar Journeying
with Stargazer Li
Tuesday, December 27, 7:30-9:30PM
Dhyana Center Education Loft, 186 North Main Street, Sebastopol
(upstairs in the Basso Building, use the Wilton Ave side entrance)
$10-$20 sliding scale

“Come learn how to use the Keeping Time... Calendar Journey Guide Book to follow along with and make sense of the unfolding themes and stories of this Year of Moon Wizards Balancing.”

Women’s Visioning Circle
with Evalena Rose and Afia Walking Tree
Saturday-Sunday, January 7-8, Saturday 10:00AM-9:30PM, Sunday 10:30AM-5:30PM
LoveJourney Temple, Sebastopol
exact location given upon registration
$255 if paid by 12/28, $295 thereafter
Saturday only: $160 if paid by 12/28, $185 thereafter
$75 Deposit due by December 28 to hold your space, Non-refundable after January 1st

“Two Days of Visioning and Manifesting with Evalena Rose and percussionist Afia Walking Tree

A powerful gathering of women working on our goals and businesses, lending combined prowess to the fulfillment of your dreams.

The enchanting rituals of Saturday culminate in Sunday's work to make key goals concrete and measurable, so you leave with workable action plans and new skills to implement them.”

5-Session Dream Group
Saturday, January 7, 10:00AM-12:00PM,
and 4 more Saturdays, January 14, February 4, February 25 and March 3
in Albany - exact location given with registration
please RSVP to Laura Prickett at 510-848-8749 or prickett_L@yahoo.com

“Explore the meanings and gifts that dreams can bring into our waking lives.  The group will be led by Laura Prickett, a candidate for certification in dreamwork and spiritual direction.  There is no charge, since leading the group is in partial fulfillment of dreamwork certification from the Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork.  Sessions will be on Saturday mornings, from 10 to noon, in Albany, on the following dates:  Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 4, Feb 25, and Mar 3.  This is not a drop-in group.  Participants are asked to commit to attending at least four sessions.  To register or ask questions, please contact Laura, prickett_L@yahoo.com or 510-848-8749.”

CAYA New Year's Eve Ritual Dance Party Extravaganza
Saturday, December 31
Doors open at 7:00PM, activities and dancing from 8:00PM-Midnight
BFUU Main Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
$20 adults, $10 youth under 21, children under 3 Free

Watch this space for more details!

Have a Solstice Week as Deep as the Woods and as Bright as the Stars!

Molly Blue Dawn

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