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, July 3, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day Celebration, Alameda Independence Day Parade and Festival, Directory of Independence Day Events, Concert in the Redwood Grove, Roy Zimmerman: Live from the Starving Ear, Everything Old Is New Again, TheurgiCon, Earth Energy Walk, Women’s Sacred Circle, Time Travel Weekends, CAYA Fun for Everyone: Water Slides, Oakland Fiber and Textile Festival, Temple of Aphrodite, Find Your Stone, Art Reception for Lana Nasser, The Witch's Garden, Shamanic Healing Clinic, The Power of Self-Healing, Tarot Salon, astrobarry’s Astrology Salon

Independence Day Celebration
at Ardenwood
Wednesday, July 4, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard, Fremont
check price $8 adults, $5 children 4-17, children under 3 free

“Join us for a fun-filled community festival, 1900-style! Celebrate America‟s 236th birthday with rousing patriotic music from a brass band on the lawn and fiddle music in the farmyard. There will be games, contests and races for everyone all day long. Test your skill at nail-driving, egg toss and watermelon seed spitting or join a bucket brigade and tug-of-war contest. Bring a picnic and spend the day the old -fashioned way!”

Alameda Independence Day Parade and Festival
Wednesday, July 4

see website for route

Jumpin’ and Jivin’ Jubilee
Rittler Park, corner of Otis Drive and Grand Street, Alameda
admission free, see website for details about cost of games and other  activities

CAYA will be a presence at both of these events.  Come on out and join us, or have fun in your local community!

Here’s a directory of Independence Day events all over the Bay Area:
(this one is from last year - some of the information will be different for this year)


Concert in the Redwood Grove
featuring Boy in the Bubble and The Blank Tapes
Thursday, July 5, 5:30-7:30PM (and every Thursday through August 30)
“Doors” open at 5:00PM.  
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Adults $15, Youth $5, under 5 Free
Please register online at the website below
for more information, e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

“Join us this summer for a series of concerts in our beautiful Redwood Grove!

Indie, Folk, Glam Rock

Boy in the Bubble
Oakland's Boy in the Bubble started in 2004 when singer-songwriter Josh Seidenfeld moved here from Austin. Since then, the band has shared stages with the likes of Ben Harper and played for thousands of fans in the Bay Area and beyond. Josh is about to hit the road again, so this will be the band's last show - don't miss it!

The Blank Tapes
The Blank Tapes is the moniker of LA/SF based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Matt Adams, who has produced 7 albums of ‘winsome pop tunes’ and ‘Kinks-plus-Creedence roots-rock and roll’ recorded almost entirely by himself on an 8 track cassette tape recorder in garages, basements and sheds across the coast.

Ticket includes admission to the Garden before 5:00PM. BYO picnic and drinks welcome.”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

Roy Zimmerman: Live from the Starving Ear
Friday, July 6, 7:30PM
Macondray Hall, San Francisco Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
$18 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.”

Roy Zimmerman is one of my favourite local musicians!

Everything Old Is New Again
an evening of dinner theatre
Friday-Saturday, July 6-7, Dinner at 6:30PM, show at 7:30PM
plays through July 14
The Belrose Theater, 1415 5th Avenue, San Rafael
$35 for dinner and show, $25 show only
Please call 415-454-6422 to make reservations 24 hours in advance

“The Belrose proudly presents: Everything Old Is New Again

Come to The Belrose Theater and enjoy your night with a 3 course dinner and a show of 20 different and unique acts.

Don't let this theatrical experience pass you by; call 415-454-6422 today to make your reservation, groups are easily accommodated.

Dinner Includes:
A wonderful Caesar Salad
Vegetarian (Artichoke) Lasagna
And we finish dinner off with a Delightful Strawberry and Cream Dessert.
Beer and Wine Bar, coffee, tea, and soft drinks available.

The Belrose is a non-profit California Corporation, and has been in its current location, a historical landmark, since 1962.

The Dinner Theater is Marin County’s original.  A vast assortment of quality productions have been produced over the years including: Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Lion in Winter, just to name a few.  Many original productions have been presented over the years as well.  It was also voted Best Live Theater by The Pacific Sun.”

Saturday, July 7, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Bay Area Thelemic Temple, 130 East 12th Street, Oakland
$35 at the door, includes meals
for more information, contact Glenn Turner at glenn@theurgicon.com

“Meals included Breakfast muffins, Lunch and Dinner, then evening discussions.


9:15AM: Animating the Sacred Image in the Ancient Classical World
with Richard Reidy

10:45AM: The Sun in Theurgic Practice
with Brandy Williams

12:15PM:  Ascension
with Tony Mierzwicki

2:20PM: The Engine of Theurgy
with Sam Webster

We will close the event with our panel answering the penetrating and insightful questions from our attendees.  Then we will adjourn for dinner and continued discussion and visiting.”

Earth Energy Walk
with Community Seed
Saturday, July 7, 9:45AM-1:00PM (and first Saturday of every month)
Natural Bridges State Park, Swanton Boulevard and Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz
see link below for directions to meeting place

“Join us on our monthly walks, and feel the power of the Earth.  
Walks are on the first Saturday of each month!

Gather at 9:45AM
Departure: 10:00AM
Return: around 1:00PM.

Our walk is usually about 2-3 hrs round trip with a stop for meditation half way in. We will walk rain or shine, however... if the forecast is very stormy, call ahead to verify. 831-469-0336
Before beginning our walk together, we will take a moment to center our minds and bodies. Once we are all fully present, we will begin our journey, all the while tuning in, listening, and absorbing the energies of the elements, plants, and animals. Halfway into our walk we will sit for meditation, a guided visualization, and to share food.

Drinking water
A small snack
Hiking Shoes
Comfortable Clothes
Money for Parking (Several parks)
If the location is not listed... please call or email us.  831-469-0336, info@communityseed.org

Women’s Sacred Circle
with Soul Coach Lis-Lotte Mariscal
Friday, July 7, 10:00AM-12:30PM
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
suggested donation: $25.  
Please RSVP to Lis-Lotte at 510-507-1907 or info@tuneupforyoursoul.com

“Let's gather in Sacred Circle over a Pot of Tea to talk about how Clutter Clearing - inner AND outer - truly can shift stagnant energies and create miracles in your life and relationships.

I am a certiļ¬ed Soul Coach and creator of sacred space. With my presence, playfulness, wisdom and love I gently and powerfully support Women to Step into the Light and dare to Trust, Live and Express their True Intuitive Wisdom Powers.  For the Healing of The Earth, Themselves and Their Relationships.

SHOW UP to gain a new sense of ‘Who You Truly Are’: YOU are SO MUCH MORE than your CLUTTER!

In this powerful ceremony you will Learn:
- How Clutter Clearing can have a profound effect on you and your life.
- How Inner Clutter is in the way of seeing yourself and others through loving eyes.
- Simple tips to get started - without being overwhelmed.
- To let go on a guided SOUL JOURNEY: Living Life Lightly.”

Time Travel Weekends
in Historic Old Sacramento
Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, and every weekend through August 26
Historic Old Sacramento, 101 I Street, Sacramento

“Get ready to step back in time when the past mingles with the present once again in Old Sacramento! Visitors to Old Sacramento will enjoy lively and interactive street theatre as part of the hugely popular Time Travel Weekends that debuted last year to much applause. The streets of Old Sacramento will come alive with talented performers who put on spontaneous and elaborate skits and performances. Plus, visitors won’t want to miss the highly entertaining Old West stage shows happening daily including the much acclaimed Golden Melodeon Review in the Eagle Theatre.

As you stroll through Old Sacramento on weekends July through August, you might just chance upon historic re-enactments complete with wagons, wild characters with heroes and villains, children’s pioneer craft activities, historic gambling, bowling, juggling, singing, dancing and other forms of musical mastery, military encampments, mining camps, parades, historic events, medicine shows, Civil War cannon firings, and much, much more!”

A lot of the performers in this program are Renaissance Faire and/or Dickens Fair folk!

Director Robert Young, who may look familiar to you if you’ve ever met Mr. Dickens himself, or attended a Mysterium Om ritual at PantheaCon, says:
“THE CURTAIN'S GOING UP - on a new season of Time Travel Weekends in Sacramento City.  The very first melodrama to open the Eagle Theatre in 1849, 'The Bandit Chief', will be reborn on that stage every afternoon. An entertaining show of variety acts will also take stage - jugglers, Shakespearean actors, medicine show, can can, music hall and much more - concluding in the stirring pageant 'Triumph of Eureka'.  Mr. Mark Twain himself will hold forth with his droll humor and entertaining tales. The streets will be bustling with wagons, carriages, parades, music and lively characters.  Will you be there?”

CAYA Fun for Everyone!
Water Slides (which ones to be determined)
Sunday, July 8
follow the link to the CAYA Facebook page for more details

Cross Sidhe says:
“Maia Mermaidian and I are still deciding which water park to go too.  All we know it will be local.  So spend the time in the Sun and Water with all of your CAYA friends.  If you don't really have any CAYA friends yet then now is your chance!!!!

If you are interested in the CFE Water Slides on Sunday July 8th please let us know.  Also, please privately message me your admission affordability (This will help us determine where we are going).”

Oakland Fiber and Textile Festival
Sunday, July 8, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Splash Pad Park, between Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland
(aka where the Lake Merritt Farmer's Market is held)

“It's a summer celebration of the Fiber and Textile Arts in the Bay Area.
Help support your Bay Area artisans and buy local!!!!

There will be craft demonstrations; make-and-take tables for kids and adults alike; locally hand made products; and craft supplies.”

There will be many vendors and fiber arts organizations at this event.  If you want to meet people who love to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, weave, spin, or make macrame owls, this is the place to be!

Thanks to Ivy for letting me know about this event!

Temple of Aphrodite
Sunday, July 8, 11:00AM-12:00PM, (and the second Sunday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Priestess Rabbit, devotee of Aphrodite, invites you to the monthly Temple of Aphrodite ritual, featuring activities dedicated to the benevolent Lady of Love. Aphrodite's power is found in beauty, grace, forgiveness, compassion, sensuality, sexual chemistry, and moments of pure joy.

Theme for July 8: Your Worth in Golden Apples

Men and women of all backgrounds are invited to participate in these services to help them tap into the ever-flowing fountain of love within, and to connect that love with their personal practices, work, relationships, and activities in the world.”

Find Your Stone: Wire-Wrapping Workshop
with “Metal Smith" Elaine Smith
Sunday, July 8, 12:30-2:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
$45 per person, including wire and supplies, not including stones

“I am Healthy, I have Clarity, I am Loving and I am Powerful! We will choose the issue or goal that we would like to address or achieve then we will find a personal stone from The Sacred Well stock with therapeutic qualities and benefits that match our intention. Lastly, Elaine will teach us how to wire wrap our selected stones into a power pendant or a key chain. What you seek is seeking you!

Please call to sign up today so we can have enough supplies on hand for all attendees!”

Art Reception for Lana Nasser
at the Dream Institute
Sunday, July 8, Poetry Reading 1:00-3:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“Former Artist-in-Residence at The Dream Institute, Lana is now an international performing artist whose monoplay, In the Lost and Found, won the 2011 Etel Adnan Award for Arab Women Playwrights and has been performed in NYC, Stockholm, Luxembourg, and Amman. She is Director of the Aat's annual International Woman's Day Festival in Jordan.”

The Witch's Garden
with Rabbit
Saturday, July 8, 3:00-5:00PM, (and the second Sunday of every month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 for any individual class

“The Witch's Garden is a 12-month series of classes for the budding herbalist. If you have been studying or practicing on your own, or if you are curious and seeking to deepen your knowledge of how to use herbs magically and for personal healing, this class is for you!

Theme for July 8: Herbs for Men's and Women's Health

Each session is a fun, casual, interactive, hands-on lesson in one facet of practical and magical herbalism. As a general rule, please wear clothes that you can get dirty in as we play with the plants and make our potions!”

Shamanic Healing Clinic
Sunday, July 8, 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.”

The Power of Self-Healing
an Emotional Freedom Technique class
with Andrea (Courage) Johnson, MA
Sunday, July 8, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Sunday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$10 per class

“Even though we’ve spent a lot of money on retreats and therapists looking for inner happiness, we still wonder why we aren’t feeling better about our lives. While we were able to change the world, being at peace with ourselves wasn’t as easy.  

What if the key to life’s richness was already inside of you, and so was a life filled with transformation and change? What if long lasting change meant:
Making peace with yourself, and learning to accept your body as it is now.
Having the courage to meet new people, and enjoying more positive relationships.
Having longer periods of peace and calm.

Theme for July: Stress reduction for deeper connections at home and at work.

Andrea’s comprehensive approach to healing will help you to achieve the lasting change you have always wanted! Come join Andrea Johnson, a spiritual devotee and transformation coach, to learn more about these powerful steps to a successful life!”

Tarot Salon
with Grey
Tuesday, July 10, 7:00-8:00PM (and the second Tuesday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Cards for this month: The Lovers and the Three of Swords

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!”

astrobarry’s Astrology Salon
Thursday, July 12, 7:30-9:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355

“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 ).”

Have a Fun, Timeless, Independent Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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