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, February 12, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dinner Salon at the Dream Institute, The Ifa Way, Living as an Empath in a Troubled World, VortexHealing Group Healing, Wicca Wednesdays, A Cultured Gathering, One Billion Rising, World Sound Healing Day, Her Rising, STRIKE!  DANCE!  RISE!, Lover’s Soiree, A Night for The One Billion, The Hourglass, Hypnodrome Hot Coma, Chamber Music of Matthew Locke, Fireside Lounge: Conception, A Witches' Tea Party, Cross Cultural Concert, PantheaCon, Earth Energy Walk, Lunar New Year Festival, Lunar New Year Celebration, Chocolate and Beer Festival, Introduction to Beekeeping, Introduction To The Mbira, Towne Center Books Anniversary Celebration, Oh My Dear Children, Asian Musicians from Around the Bay, Family Fair, A Cup of Tea with Spirit, Remember the Children, South Bay Pagan Salon

Monthly Dinner Salon at the Dream Institute
Wednesday, February 13, 6:00-8:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767
Please RSVP to 510-845-1767
$15, $40 with dinner catered by Poulet

“We continue our delightful monthly dinners on with the addition of having a topic of general interest that we hope will spark lively discussion.

Catered by Poulet of Berkeley, with chicken, vegan, and vegetarian options.  Please call or email the office by the day before if you’d like to attend so we order the right amount.

February 13: Living in Tumultuous Times
How are you coping with the constant changing means of communication or the escalating cost of cars, college, and houses? How can we maintain equilibrium amidst such cultural chaos?”

The Ifa Way: Discussions on the Yoruba Spiritual Path
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00-9:00PM,
and the second Wednesday of each month
Bay Area location provided upon RSVP
to RSVP, please e-mail iyamahea@thescaredforest.org

“Curious about the Yoruba spiritual tradition? Interested in exploring our relationship with Nature energy and the Ancestors? The Ifa Way recognizes the sacredness of life as revealed through an indigenous African perspective.

Join us for a series of gatherings in which we will learn about Ifa and its unique world view.

Teachings will include:
Understanding the Orisa
Finding Your Song
Ritual and ceremony
Creating altars and sacred space

Our first gathering: Introduction To Ifa

Subsequent meetings will occur on the second Wednesday of (most) months.
Location of the meeting is at a private home and will be provided upon your RSVP.

There will be a limited number of attendees.  Please contact us to reserve your place.”

Living as an Empath in a Troubled World
led by Evalena Rose
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00-10:00PM
LoveJourney Temple in Sebastopol
exact address will be given upon registration
Register by phone at 707-824-1117 or e-mail katie@evalenarose.com, or use the link below.

“Being an empathic person is rarely easy in a tumultuous world. Learning skills to stay free of others’ chaos or clients’ pain takes practice.

Join us in accessing tools for staying safe, clear, and sovereign in your body.

Caring for your sensitive nature
Maintaining strong boundaries
Learning to shield as you work
Clearing toxic energies
Channeled guidance for your specific concerns with the Council of Twelve.”

VortexHealing Group Healing and New Moon Circle
with Dragonfly Adularia
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30PM
Solas Brigid Studio, 403 Burk Street, Oakland
for more information, please contact Dragonfly at Dragonfly@ArunaBliss.com

“This week’s Vortex Group Healing we will be focusing on Transforming  your Kundalini Channel, Clearing Creative blocks and Strengthening the Energy system. We will work on how to ground yourself and your creative goals into the physical world. This healing can increase one's overall level of energy and vitality, as well as enhanced capacity for actualizing the desires one formulates as a result of inspiration from the spiritual realms.
VortexHealing will also focus is on clearing and transforming your Kundalini Channel by bridging the divine into the core of your energy system, the chakra system, the spine and the brain. This creates an increased energy flow resulting in a healthier physical body that is more relaxed and energized.  It can elevate physical tension, strengthen your connection to the earth the divine, bringing about a deeper sense of peace and awaken inner guidance.

This is a Merlin’s Jewel Level Healing that will deeply Nurture the Emotional and Physical body.
So, come learn, share your magic and plant seeds of peace among all creatures.”

Wicca Wednesdays
with Didi
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30-8:30PM,
and six more Wednesdays through March 27
Serpent's Kiss, 2015 N Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831-423-5477
$28 per class module or $300 for the series ($65 savings with advance registration)
for more information or to register, please call 831-423-5477 or e-mail mail@serpents-kiss.com

“I am very excited to share my knowledge and experience with you.
The series is structured as a 13 week course, culminating with a Full Moon ritual on the 13th week.

Wicca 101 with Didi

Module 7: Ritual Construction - creation and cleansing of sacred space, grounding and centering, circle casting, calling the quarters.

Module 8: Ritual Construction continued - calling/invoking Deity, raising energy and doing the work, cakes and ale, thanking and releasing Deity and the quarters, opening the circle.

Module 9: Connecting with Deity - a discussion about pantheons, honoring, invoking and working with Deity.

Module 10: The Wheel of the Year - Sabbats and Esbats

Module 11: Spellcasting - constructing intention, doing work on behalf of others, corresponding days, lunar influences.

Module 12: Circle Etiquette - Perfect Love and Perfect Trust - What it means to create Magick with others.

Module 13: Esbat Ritual - Honoring the first Full Moon of spring.”

A Cultured Gathering
part of Garden Gate Creativity Center’s 2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30-10:30PM
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
$22 in advance, $25 at the door
ticket package for all five days of events $90
http://www.gardengatecreate.com (site plays music)

“Garden Gate Creativity Center and China's Spirit Music Ensemble presents...

2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza - Five Days of Celebrations!

Day 1:  Tea Culture Demo, Tea Tasting, Qin performances by Tranquil Resonance Studio and paintings by Mabel Lim.”

One Billion Rising
A V Day Event
Thursday, February 14
various times and locations all over the world
see website to find local events or register your own event

“One In Three Women On The Planet Will Be Raped Or Beaten In Her Lifetime.
One Billion Women Violated Is An Atrocity
One Billion Women Dancing Is A Revolution

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being.”

World Sound Healing Day
Thursday, February 14, 12:00PM

“Join thousands throughout the planet for the 11th Annual World Sound Healing Day on Thursday, February 14, 2013. At 12 noon (local time in your time zone), sound forth for 5 minutes with the ‘AH’, created and projected with the energy of compassion and love, sending a sonic valentine to Gaia, our Mother Earth.

At that time, please go to the Temple of Sacred Sound site to enhance the vibratory effect as we sound together for Global Harmonization, planetary peace and healing.

The purpose of World Sound Healing Day is to:
Heal Our Planet!
Heal Our Waters!
Raise Our Consciousness!

If you cannot tone at 12 noon, sounding anytime during February 14, 2013 will help create positive shift and change for our planet on World Sound Healing Day.”

Her Rising
a One Billion Rising event
Thursday, February 14, 4:00-6:00PM

“Join us for a transformative Flash mob that will be performed at 3 occasions in the Bay Area in solidarity with Eve Ensler's Global initiative One Billion Rising.

Her Rising is a transformational community founded by Dancing without Borders focused on empowering the feminine and ending oppression and violence against women. The Her Rising Community weaves together dance, art, healing and activism through many different communities, modalities and traditions of the Bay Area and around the world. It includes professional and community collaboration, community building, media, personal development and healing workshops, ritual performance art, theater, story-telling, pot lucks and gatherings, skill shares and healer jams, viral flash mobs, dance ceremonies, healing rituals and performances that represent and enact the inclusive world we are creating together.”

a One Billion Rising event presented by Center For Sacred Feminine
Thursday, February 14, 5:00PM
Sofia University, Auditorium, 1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, 650.493.4430
suggested donation $5-$20
For more information, please call 650-493-4430 xt284 or e-mail sacred_feminine@sofia.edu

“Join us for the first ever school-wide dance to kick off the 2013 V-Day season at Sofia! A top DJ will spin music to get us on our feet and moving. All are welcome!”

Lover’s Soiree
part of Garden Gate Creativity Center’s 2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza
Thursday, February 14, 6:30-8:00PM and 8:30-10:00PM
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
ticket package for all five days of events $90
http://www.gardengatecreate.com (site plays music)

“Garden Gate Creativity Center and China's Spirit Music Ensemble presents...

2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza - Five Days of Celebrations!

Day 2: Lovers' Soiree with food, music and poetry
Refreshments by Arianee Wang and wine tasting by Wine Thieves
Romantic Musical Ambiance by Diana Rowan and Winnie Wong

Join us either in the first (6:30PM) or second (8:30PM) seating for a relaxed and romantic evening featuring Asian inspired music and poetry in a charming setting.  Wine and appetizers provided to enhance the dreamy atmosphere.”

A Night for The One Billion: Performance Ritual Mash-Up
Thursday, February 14, 7:00PM
First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway, Oakland
Youth under 17 Free, Adults sliding scale $10-$30

“Bay Area Rising - performers, ritualists, and advocates for women and girls - are offering a community-based performance ritual as an accumulation of energy and joy after a day of actions with One Billion Rising. Join Destiny Arts, Jennifer Berezan, Holly Near, Dance Mission, Gina Breedlove and Shelly Dotty, Afia Walking Tree, Eve Decker of Rebecca Riots, Hand to Hand, Fat Chance Belly Dance, Mona de Vestel, for an evening of beauty, community, and holding the collective consciousness for a planet free of violence against women.

100% of proceeds go to IDEX women's projects around the world and local organizations serving women and girls (V-Day, MISSSEY, and other local girl's orgs).

To donate, please go to: http://www.razoo.com/story/Bay-Area-Rising?referral_code=share   We need your support for this event and for women's international organizations working on this issue.

One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Oakland will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.”

Thanks to Heaven for letting me know about this event!

The Hourglass
Presented by The Ragged Wing YOUTH Ensemble
Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16,
Thursday 7:00PM, Friday 5:00PM, Saturday 4:00PM and 7:00PM
Envision Academy, 1515 Webster Street, Oakland
$10 Adults, $5 Students,  $2 Children under 10

“In The Hourglass, we explore TIME in three very different worlds, and find ourselves inside a game show where a failing pop star, a dying grandmother, and a city on the brink of revolution all compete for more time to realize their desires.
Instead, time itself begins to fall apart.

Join the Ragged WIng Youth Ensemble for our winter show, The Hourglass, collaboratively created by our ensemble of teens from high schools around the East Bay.”

Hypnodrome Hot Coma
Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16, 8:00PM
The Hypnodrome 575 10th Street, San Francisco

“It's the next big thing at The Hypnodrome!  Starting Valentine's Day we'll kick off our 2013 season with a series of three special events called Hypnodrome Hot Coma.  Each night includes:

Aphrodisiac Tastings from sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld presented by my mentor Mel Gordon and Cockettes Songs from Scrumbly Koldewyn and the cast members of Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma.

Cockettes Onstage Interviews with ReSearch Publications founder V. Vale
Thursday 2/14 - Scrumbly Koldewyn, Sweet Pam Tent, and Bambi Lake
Friday 2/15 - Rumi Missabu, and Beaver Bauer
Saturday 2/16 - Midnight Movie Pioneer Sebastian, Poster Artist Todd Trexler

General admission is $25, or if you'd like to give us a boost for this fundraising event, there is a $50 ticket which includes a beverage and 7:15PM early admission for the best seats in the house.”

Chamber Music of Matthew Locke
presented by Barefoot Chamber Concerts
Friday, February 15, 6:00PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

“Matthew Locke, arguably the most irascible and cantankerous English musician of the 17th century, also wrote some of loveliest and quirkiest of chamber music ever heard.  

Locke was also an innovator, and it was only Henry Purcell who could succeed Locke in harmonic daring and melodic invention; no other contemporary came close.

The program will be played by Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey (viols), the Barefoot house band, who are delighted to be joined by guests David Wilson (violin) and Dominic Schaner (theorbo).

This rare music will be perfectly matched by the lovely wooden acoustic of St. Mark's Parish Hall, and will be accompanied by the usual Barefoot refreshments.”

Fireside Lounge: Conception
Friday, February 15, 6:30-9:30PM
The Crucible,  1260 7th Street, Oakland, 510-444-0919
$10 at the door

“Join us for an evening of demonstrations on how materials such as clay, wood, stone, and steel inspire and inform the process of conception. How do fine and industrial artists conceive sculpture? How does conception move into the physicality of art? We will explore materiality and how it shapes an idea.

A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night.

The Crucible's Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment that takes place in The Crucible's studio and highlights our varied art programs. It's your chance to explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available while sipping libations in our unique atmosphere.”

A Witches' Tea Party and Open Discussion
presented by Sonoma County Pagan Network  
Friday, February 15, 7:00PM
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa
$3-$5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The SCPN cordially invites you to join us for witches' tea and open discussion. We value our members input and this is your oportunity to let us know what you would like to see with regards to future presentations for SCPN gatherings and events. Two topics of discussion will be about proposed workshops and starting a full moon circle. If you have input you would like to share on these topics or other ideas you'd like to share please come join us.

Tea and Goodies
A selection of different teas will be provided, hot water will also be provided if you have a favorite tea of your own to bring. Gluten free cookies and bread will be provided courtesy of Lilith and Moon Maid. But please bring other goodies to share and please bring your own tea cup and place setting.

We ask non-members to make a donation of $5-$3 to help us cover operating costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.”

Cross Cultural Concert
part of Garden Gate Creativity Center’s 2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza
Friday, February 15, 8:00PM  
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
ticket package for all five days of events $90
http://www.gardengatecreate.com (site plays music)

“Garden Gate Creativity Center and China's Spirit Music Ensemble presents...

2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza - Five Days of Celebrations!

Day 3: Cross Cultural Concert
Performance by Diana Rowan and Winnie Wong
Evening of Irish and Chinese Culture through harp and guzheng
and special guest violinist, Colm O'Riain

Program Highlights:
Irish Medley: Danny Boy, Fig for Kiss and Butterfly Jig
by Diana Rowan (Harp), Winnie Wong (Guzheng) and Colm O'Riain (Violin)
Eternal Sorrow of Lin An
by Winnie Wong (guzheng) and Diana Rowan (piano)”

Friday-Monday, February 15-18 (President's Day Weekend)
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
$75 for the whole weekend,  $35 for a single day, $20 for an evening only (after 5:00PM)

An enormous, magical, festive and reverent gathering of Pagans from all over the world!

For a list of CAYA-related events at PantheaCon, see my blog post:

Earth Energy Walk
with Community Seed
Saturday, February 16, 9:45AM-1:00PM (and third Saturday of every month)
Pogonip Park, rear entrance, Spring Street at Spring Court, Santa Cruz
see link below for directions to meeting place

“Now on 3rd Saturday of the month
The Second in our new scheduling, designed to no longer collide with all the other fun things that happen on the first weekend of the month,including our own Sabbat gatherings!

Pogonip as the picture above shows is really beautiful in any weather. We hope you will join us and immerse yourself in the potent energy from this location.

We use the rear entrance to the park. From the Highway 1/ River Street intersection, take Hwy 1 to Mission. Turn right onto Mission, an immediate right onto Highland. Turn left on High St, and then right on Spring Street – Limited parking on residential street. Meet up at the trail head at the end of Spring Street.

Gather at 9:45AM, Departure: 10:00AM, Return: around 12:00PM.
Our walk is usually about 2-3 hours round trip with a short stop half way in. Remember to wear good shoes, bring your own water and a snack to share if you like.
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, walking in silence, 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.”

Lunar New Year Festival at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Saturday, February 16, 11:00AM-4:30PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland

“Join Oakland Asian Cultural Center as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon with cultural performances, arts and crafts for the kids and workshops for the whole family!”

Lunar New Year Celebration on Fourth Street
Saturday, February 16, 12:00-4:00PM
along Fourth Street between Virginia and Hearst, Berkeley

Traditional candy given-away at participating merchant shops

Martial Arts Demonstration

Dragon and Lion Dance by Kei Lun Martial Arts

Merchant Store Blessings by Lion Procession”

4th Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival
Saturday, February 16, 12:00-6:00PM
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
$15 in advance, $25 at the door covers admission only

“Join us for a fun afternoon of exquisite gourmet chocolates and local craft brews at the Craneway Pavilion at the Richmond Marina, part of SF Beer Week. Chocolate and Beer Festival tickets get you multiple product samplings, live entertainment, and prizes.

We will offer a free shuttle to/from BART. Picks up from the Richmond BART station and drops 30 feet from the festival entrance.

Kids zone- bring the entire family!”

Introduction to Beekeeping
with beekind
Saturday, February 16, 12:30-3:30 PM
Sebastopol Subud Hall, 234 Hutchins Avenue, Sebastopol
free,  please RSVP

“At beekind,  we beelieve that responsible beekeeping starts with educating yourself and others. We hope that offering free and low cost classes, and free year round support via phone, email and in our store, will help people do the best for their bees.”

Introduction To The Mbira
with Iya Mahea of the Sacred Forest
Saturday, February 16, 3:00-4:30PM
Bay Area location given upon registration
please RSVP to iyamahea@thesacredforest.org or 510-827-3997

“Have you wanted to learn to play the mbira? In this workshop you will learn the proper way to hold the instrument, and the fingering pattern to the traditional song Karigamombe. No experience required, and instruments will be provided.”

Towne Center Books Anniversary Celebration
with author Amy Franklin-Willis
Saturday, February 16, 4:00-6:00PM
Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton, 925-846-8826
http://www.amyfranklin-willis.com (site play music)

“Amy Franklin-Willis will join us to celebrate the publication of Lost Saints of Tennessee which is now in paperback. This is a very good bookclub choice. Plus Amy is bringing her hummingbird cupcakes!

We'll have refreshments, games, prizes, cameo appearances from local writers Camille Minichino, Ann Parker, Penny Warner, and Attendees will select the winner of our flash fiction contest.  Submissions of 300 words, double spaced, are accepted until the end of day February 15.  Costumes are welcome if you're so inspired. Think Titanic or World's Fair.”

Oh, My Dear Children
film screening
Saturday, February 16, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700

“Oipyrmai, or Oh, My Dear Children,” a Kazakhstani lyric comedy with elements of musical.  

This comedy was the most widely-seen Kazakh film of the year. It is primarily about the maintenance of Kazakh family traditions and related generational differences. The mother, a hearty Kazakh matriarch, embarks on a quest to collect the funds that is necessary for the wedding of her youngest son – the traditional lavish feast with 300 guests in attendance.
According to critics, Oipyrmai it purportedly shows the warmth and strength of the Kazakh family and deserves admiration for attempting to show the diversity of social layers in Kazakh society and how those same layers can have an impact on a Kazakh’s attitude towards the rigid, yet rich familial traditions.

Running time: 97 minutes In Kazakh with English subtitles.

The screening will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.

Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.”

Asian Musicians from Around the Bay
part of Garden Gate Creativity Center’s 2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza
Saturday, February 16, 8:00PM  
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
ticket package for all five days of events $90
http://www.gardengatecreate.com (site plays music)

“Garden Gate Creativity Center and China's Spirit Music Ensemble presents...

2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza - Five Days of Celebrations!

Day 4: Suzuki Piano Demo and Asian Musicians from Around the Bay
Join us for a fun and enlightening evening of music making and philosophy as we learn from Suzuki specialist Rebecca Trujillo about Shinichi Suzuki's revolutionary teaching method which brings out the great musician in everyone, accompanied by exciting performances from Asian musicians from our artistic community.”

Family Fair
part of Garden Gate Creativity Center’s 2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza
Sunday, February 17, 1:00-5:00PM  
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
Children $5, Adults $10
ticket package for all five days of events $90
http://www.gardengatecreate.com (site plays music)

“Garden Gate Creativity Center and China's Spirit Music Ensemble presents...

2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza - Five Days of Celebrations!

Day 5: Family Fair
Join us for the family-friendly final day of our Lunar Year Extravaganza, with hand on activities for all, and a chance to play the guzheng and harp yourself!  We have loads of fun things to do and create - let's start the new year off together in creativity and joy.”

A Cup of Tea with Spirit
with OwlSnake
Sunday, February 17, 4:00-5:00PM, and the third Sunday of every month
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
suggested donation $5-$10

“Esoterica Shamanic Center invites you to join OwlSnake (Medicine Woman/Shaman Lineage) for...

A Cup of Tea with Spirit

We will sip tea,  and eat tasty treats as we connect and receive messages from Spirit and the Ancestors to guide us in our daily lives. We will Journey, Chant and Listen within, and be Inspired. A relaxing afternoon gift to yourself and others.

Who is OwlSnake?

Born into a long lineage of Medicine Men/Women, Spiritual Healers, Seers, and Shamans, on both her maternal and paternal ancestral lines, she was first called to this sacred path at the age of 4 years old from her Great Aunt. She was chosen to continue the family tradition of Spiritual Medicine work, some would call Shamanism. Through the years she would experience many of life's challenges and growth opportunities that have allowed her to learn and experience firsthand some of the greatest issues that plague this world today. From those experiences, along with her direct connection with Great Spirit, Guides, Angels, and Ancestors, OwlSnake has awakened into being a compassionate healer that is willing to be used as a ‘Hollow Bone’ for Spirit to assist all those that seek healing and inspiration on their journey.”

Remember the Children
A family show and sing-a-long honoring the 26 who perished in Newtown, CT
featuring Linda Tillery, Evie Ladin, Ray Obiedo, Barbara Higbie, David Belove, Deszon Claiborne, Tammy Hall and Unique Derique
Monday, February 18, 1:00PM (doors open at 12:30PM)
$8.50 advance, $10.50 at door

“In honor of the 26 who lost their lives at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, Linda Tillery takes the Freight stage with her friends to remember the children who perished and promote the safety of all children in a family friendly performance and sing-along guaranteed to lift the spirits.  The show features Linda on vocals and percussion, Evie Ladin on vocals and banjo, Ray Obiedo on electric guitar, Barbara Higbie on vocals, David Belove on electric bass, Deszon Claiborne on drums, Tammy Hall on keyboards, and Unique Derique providing comedy and clowning.

A central figure in the women’s music movement of the 1970s and 80s, Linda Tillery was also a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s vocal ensemble Voicestra.  She leads the Cultural Heritage Choir, performing African American roots music.

Evie Ladin is a banjo player, step-dancer, singer, and songwriter. A vital member of the Stairwell Sisters, Keith Terry and Crosspulse, and the Evie Ladin Band, she’s won acclaim for her singing, songwriting, and performing.

Richmond native Ray Obiedo is a jazz and R&B guitarist.  He’s recorded with Herbie Hancock, Julian Priester, and Sheila E, and led the groups Kick and Rhythmus 21.

Barbara Higbie is a master of piano and fiddle who composes beautiful music and sings like a dream.

David Belove is a monster bass player who plays with the Wayne Wallace Quintet and the Oakland Interfaith Choir and has worked with Tito Puente, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Dizzy Gillespie, and Pat Metheny.

Deszon Claiborne is the dynamic drummer for Clockwork and the Tammy Hall Trio.

Emmy-winning clown Unique Derique is internationally known for his circus skills, hilarious physical comedy, and mastery of the style of body drumming popularly known as hambone.”

South Bay Pagan Salon
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30PM (and the first and third Tuesday of every month)
Cafe at Books Inc, 301 Castro Street, Mountain View
for more information, contact Jason Mankey at panmankey@gmail.com

Jason says:
“We'd like to formally invite you to join us the first and third Tuesdays of every month for the South Bay Pagan Salon. The SBPS is a discussion and networking group, dedicated to talking about ‘Pagan Things’ and networking in the Bay Area. Generally we'll start each meeting with a specific topic to get the discussion rolling along, but after we get started it'll be rather open ended with the participants dictating where the discussion will go.

We hope you'll join us.

No donations required, heck, if you show up I just might buy you a cup of coffee.

If you've got questions, I might have answers. Email me (Jason) at panmankey@gmail.com

Have a Festive, Celebratory, Sweet, Hot, Dancing Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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