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, March 19, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, March 20, 2013

International Day of Happiness, A Virtual Vernal Equinox Gathering, Monthly Dinner Salon at the Dream Institute, Practical Money Magic: Attracting Abundance, Gardening For Native Bees, Sing in the Spring Equinox!, Wicca Wednesdays, Into the Gobi Desert: Camels and Rainbows, Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards, 3rd Thursday Music for Good Forum, Guided Meditations, Sherehe Ya Mwedzi: A Ceremony for the Equinox Moon, Introduction to Wicca, To Dream of Falling Upwards, The Witch and The Hunstman, The Farm, Just One More Game, The Great Big Also, Eurydice, World Water Day, Winter Walks at The Gardens at Heather Farm, Nature and Soul Retreat for Autumn Equinox, International Dance Anywhere Day, Be a Drop in the Bucket, A Visit With The Toymaker, Eat Play Laugh!, East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet, Eco-Resiliency, Mark Growden, Vintage Invasion, Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, The Wishing Chair, Othello, Discovering A Sense Of Place, South Bay Circles Ostara Ritual, Art in the Garden, Crafts for Kids On Board the Balclutha, Recovering Natural Alignment: Balance Posture Method, Transgender Day of Visibility, Moon Initiation Ceremony, The Faery Oath of Oak Ash and Thorn, Visioning Circle, SoulCollage, Newts in the Garden, Reclaiming’s Ostara/Equinox Gathering, Tea and Tarot, Shamanic Breathwork for Peace and Nonviolence, Seasoned Singers Timeless Songs, The Quaffing Cup: Fermented Beverages in Traditional Diets, Tea and Chanting with Rabbit, Chief Black Horse Lecture and Healing Day, Art of Tarot with Rabbit, Reiki I, Dianic Ritual Technique: Working with the Elements of Magick, Electric Run

International Day of Happiness
Wednesday, March 20

“Happiness: A Global Priority​
A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy at all costs. That's why all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority and March 20 has been declared as the International Day of Happiness - a day to inspire action for a happier world.
Bringing Happiness To Others
Our focus for International Day of Happiness is on bringing happiness to others. Creating a happier society requires action at all levels - not just from political leaders and institutions but also from us as individual citizens. When we do things to bring happiness to others, everyone benefits. It helps the people we connect with, boosts our own well-being and also inspires others to be more caring and positive too.”

A Virtual Vernal Equinox Gathering
with Caroline W. Casey
Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00PM
via phone or web

“We're All in this Dream Together:
Dreeing Our Weird - Playing Our Role In Destiny!
at a Time of Dire Beauty

Furling that we may unfurl

Once you sign-up, you will have access to a special page on the Trickster Training Site where you will be able to view the charts, log back in to download the replay later, or listen again at any time.

Yo Team o Public Dreamers,
Let's gather in Reciprocal Blessing for Virtual Vernal Equinox

Let us convene telepathically for greater good…for We are All Dreaming the World into Being…
(All = humans, ancestors, coyotes, tardy grades, galaxies, ferns, better angels of our Nature, on and on..)

Each moment awaits our dedication to animate the desirable, to con-sider (‘with the stars’) to avert disaster (‘against the stars’).

Co-Operators Are Standing By!

So let's meet these Co-Operators, and offer ourselves in deep dedicated playful, jaunty cahoots: Sun entering Aries, vitalizes Mars and Uranus, inaugurates the description and guiding strategy for this Season; engages the Uranus square Pluto fray, party, dance (take your pick) - the meta story of Collapse and Renaissance. Uranus, Trickster Intelligence, represents that within each of us that is an agent of the Culture of Reverent Ingenuity Rising from the Rubble.

For bonus points the 1st quarter Moon in Cancer, cahoots to remind us we are all kin and
Grand trine in water… Neptune, Mercury, Chiron in Pisces trine Moon in Cancer, trine Saturn retrograde in Scorpio makes magical mojo manifest. Jupiter and Uranus sextile, the two biggest path-openers in collaborative cahoots, inconjunct deep-deep Saturn in Scorpio, remind us to keep a jaunty tune when traveling in deep dark places, that we may be ever more effective players on the Team o Creation:
that we cultivate, animate, magnetize and spiral forth the most irresistible, all-inclusive desirable guiding blessing story into the Memosphere for good of all beings…


Woof-Woof Wanna Play?!?!!!!”

Monthly Dinner Salon at the Dream Institute
Wednesday, March 20, 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.

March 20: Practicing Sustainability
What changes or contributions have you made toward living in a more eco-friendly manner? What others would you like to make if you could?”

Practical Money Magic! Attracting Abundance
A workshop with Briana Cavanaugh
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-9:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355

“Briana Cavanaugh is a priestess of money. She came of age magically in the Reclaiming community while simultaneously being a bookkeeper and helping creative folks and artists grow their businesses and increase revenues.

In this experiential workshop, she will cover:
3 Most Common Mistakes that Cause Money Magic to Fail
The One Thing you must do to be successful
Workshopping as many of your spells as we have time for!

Please bring a spell or working that you've tried that failed or went awry and a notebook and writing utensil.”

Gardening For Native Bees
with Celeste Ets-Hokin
presented by Friends of Sausal Creek
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00-9:00PM
Dimond Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland

“Catch the buzz on native bees from Celeste Ets-Hokin, native bee garden designer at Gardens at Lake Merritt.”

Sing in the Spring Equinox!
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00PM
Isis Oasis, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, 707-857-4747
$5 suggested donation

“Come join us in the Grand Temple as we sing our way into Spring.  Songbooks will be provided, and bring your own songs to share.  Bring instruments, drums, rattles. Donation of $5 requested. All are welcome to attend... special nudge to those ordained Priests and Priestesses of the Temple of Isis out there.
Special Springtime prayers offered as well.
Please RSVP so we know how many to prepare for.”  

Wicca Wednesdays
with Didi
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30-8:30PM,
and one more Wednesday, 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

“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 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.”

Into the Gobi Desert: Camels and Rainbows
photographs by Sally Mack
Wednesday-Wednesday, March 20-27, 9:00AM-8:00PM
showing through March 31
The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley
for more information, please contact Sally Mack at photos@sallymack.us

“Photographer Sally Mack toured Mongolia's Gobi Desert in August 2012.

An unusual amount of rainfall in the Gobi had turned it green and fragrant with wild onions. Continuing rain resulted in a rainbow arcing over the desert.

The photos in this exhibit include: the Gandan Buddhist monastery outside Ulaan Bataar, one of the few that survived the Russian crackdown on religion beginning in the 1930s; sand dunes; Bactrian camels; the Flaming Cliffs, where so many dinosaur bones were discovered; the Hustai National Park; and a portrait of Duujii, a woman who offered shade, a breeze, and vodka when they were sorely needed.”

Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards
Thursday, March 21, 1:30AM-2:30PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 225, San Jose State University,
150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose
Free, please RSVP at the website below

“Recognizing the primacy of water to the health and economic vitality of our region and to the environment, the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards are presented to organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals whose programs and leadership have advanced water conservation in Silicon Valley (San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Alameda County from Hayward south). Our coalition of 19 member organizations represents a diverse cross-section of respected parties concerned about water conservation and the need for a strategic response, both to the droughts and to a new era of water scarcity. The goal of the Awards is to raise awareness and celebrate outstanding achievements in water conservation through best practices, efficiency and innovation.”

Thanks to Elizabeth for letting me know about this event!

3rd Thursday Music for Good Forum
presented by PartyCorps
Thursday, March 21, 7:00-9:00PM
Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco
$5-$20 suggested donation

“Join us on February 21 for our 3rd Thursday Music for Good Forum featuring The Stone Foxes, Ghost Town Jenny, and Laura Inserra! All proceeds will benefit Little Opera, a non-profit organization dedicated to putting opera back in the hands of children.

3rd Thursday Music for Good Forums feature monthly curated conversation between musicians and members of Party Corps' Good Cause Directory - followed by a live musical performance. Join us for rare insights into the causes and issues your favorite artists are passionate about.

Party Corps is committed to partnering with grassroots, non-profit organizations working on behalf of children and youth, economic development, community and society, education, health and human services, the environment, art and culture and animal welfare.”

Guided Meditations
with Maria Cunich
Thursday, March 21, 7:15 -8:30PM,
and two more Thursdays
Aphrodite’s Closet, 1201 Park Street, Alameda
$10.00 per class
Please call 510-521-3313 to sign up

“Learn simple but powerful meditation tools to ground, release, restore, and renew tools that can be easily integrated into your personal and professional worlds.
Learn visualization techniques and experience the power of your chakra system.
Learn how to energize your visualizations to manifest your desires and aspirations.
Men and women are welcome - these tools can be used by new and experienced meditators.

Maria Cunich is the founder and owner of Alma Mia. Alma Mia is a local business that provides spiritual counseling services promoting joyful lives and spirituality.”

Sherehe Ya Mwedzi: A Ceremony for the Equinox Moon
Thursday, March 21, 7:30PM
Bay Area location given upon registration
free, please RSVP to iyamahea@thesacredforest.org or 510-827-3997

“Inspired by African spirituality, our Full Moon Ceremonies honor the Moon and the Water Spirits. The ritual commemorates hope and renewal through song, healing movement and mbira meditation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own symbol of renewal to place on the altar upon arrival. No fee for admission, and all are welcome. Directions forwarded upon our receiving your RSVP.”

Introduction to Wicca
with Rev. Michael R. Fenwick, HP
Thursday, March 21, 7:30PM
Moonfyre Metaphysical, 401 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 408-370-0333
to register please call 408-370-0333

“Come Join Us and Learn About Our Earth Mother, The Wiccan Path and the Crafts of our Grand Mothers held so Closely to Their Hearts. Learn With us about Life, Healing, Energy Work, Peace and Love. Learn to translate the old Text.

If more time is needed for discussion additional classes will be available. The price will be your time plus donations to Michael. Hardship cases please contact Michael after class.”

To Dream of Falling Upwards
film screening
with Antero Alli
Thursday, March 21, 8:00PM
ClouD 9, 1320 9th Street in Berkeley
$5-$10 sliding scale

Antero Alli says:
“Several years ago, I was saddened and outraged when I discovered how a friend and mentor of mine was swindled on his deathbed into signing over his life's work and assets to someone other than the person it was meant for. Not comfortable with my feelings of helplessness, I decided to do something about it in the only way I could: make a movie. As with most films based on true stories, this one was also embellished by my ever-fertile imagination. Needless to say, it's become my most controversial film to date - at least in certain occult circles.”

“The story goes like this (it's a comedic thriller):
The elder Magus of the Thelemic Temple of Horus has passed away. Jack Mason, a promising young sex magickian, loses his chance at occult advancement when the elder Magus' biological son unexpectedly inherits The Order. Jack plots deadly revenge and falls into a dizzying maze of underworld encounters with professional psychopaths, desert brujas, and a twist of fate he never saw coming. Meanwhile, Jack assigns his two hot-headed apprentices an ego-corrosive ritual of going into business as clowns to perform the classic fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk, for children.”

The Witch and The Hunstman
two short stories by Anton Chekov
part of Butterfield 8’s Third Thursdays dramatic reading series
Thursday, March 21, 8:00PM
Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax Street, Concord
pay what you can

“We invite you to our new dramatic reading series, Third Thursdays.

On the third Thursday of every month (more or less…), we’ll present a reading of a different classic play, new work, or literature adaptation. Join us as we explore some great drama and writing in an informal setting. This event is open to the public on a pay-what-you-can basis.

The Witch and The Hunstman
Two short stories by Anton Chekov
A Theatrical Reading
Adapted  and Directed by Edwin Peabody
The Witch - A Sexton believes his wife is a witch. But is she? You make the call.

The Huntsman - A herd-girl married a drunk who happens to be the best shot in the land, but not for her.

Featuring: David Hardie, Kathleen MacKay, Julia McArthur, Peter McArthur, Annie Potter, Becky Potter, and Ryan Terry”

The Farm
and adaptation of George Orwells’ Animal Farm
presented by Laney Fusion Theater
Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, 7:00PM - final week
The Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
$10 suggested donation

“Fusion is the theater company at Laney College, created and directed by Michael Torres. Fusion Theater is the voice of our local community - telling Oakland's story through the stage. Michael Torres has revitalized the Laney Theater Arts program since he came to the school in 2004. He was a co-founder the innovative theater company, campo santo, in San Francisco, and an award-winning actor over his 25-year acting career.

This summer, Fusion was invited to perform at the prestigious International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, one of only eight colleges in the country to be invited. Fusion raised $71,000 to send fourteen students to perform. It was a beautiful near-miracle in these difficult economic times - and it was accomplished through hundreds of small donations from faculty, students, staff, friends, family, and fundraisers over the last year. It was a community rising up to support their own, the arts, and these young people’s dreams. As a result, the students - some of who had never left Oakland, let alone the country before - had an opportunity to perform on an international stage with the best in the world.

Fusion Theater is the voice of the community. The Community Voices Theater Project began with a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The first CVTP project, The Miseducation of Oakland, staged interviews about education with students, teachers, and parents in moving monologues and scenes - providing a portrait of what's right and wrong with Oakland schools. Another original CVTP production, Souly Oakland, tells Oakland history through its people, places, and stories in a humorous yet emotionally gripping blend of vignettes, poems, spoken word, dance, and video projection.

Fusion also takes original new writers, rarely before heard, allowing these brave new voices an audience. Legacy for Loeshe, for example, was a spoken word play written by Oakland high school students after the drive-by shooting of an innocent friend, Loeshe Lacy. In addition, Fusion Theater re-imagines classic works of drama, from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream set in the Bay Area of the 1960s to Lysistrata, as well as staging edgy contemporary plays, such as Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories.”

Many graduates of Fusion Theater have gone on to pursue successful acting careers. Several students have performed professionally at campo santo, Shotgun Players, the Magic Theater, Kasier Theater Tour, African American Shakespeare Theater Company, and in the George Lucas film Red Tails. Come see the next generation of actors at Fusion! You can say you knew them when!”

Just One More Game
by Dan Wilson
Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, 8:00PM
playing through March 30
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco

“Geeks of a feather, every gamer brings their play-history with them - but in the game of love the only setting is ‘Difficult’ and there’s no going back.  Marjorie and Kent bet more than their virtual lives in this romantic-comedy by San Francisco playwright Dan Wilson.

Marjorie and Kent are expert players in their field.  Having grown up in the Atari Age, they’ve pursued careers on opposite sides video game industry: programmer and critic.  With heart meters running from full to empty, will the game end in defeat, or will they put it all on the line for One More Game?”

The Great Big Also
A new production by Mugwumpin, in a co-production with Z Space
Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24,
Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 3:00PM
playing through March 24
Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco

“A rift is coming.  An opportunity to shift. On one side of the rift the world will be the same: traffic jams, gated communities, hollowed-out cities.  The other side will look the same, only void of people. Two nearly-identical worlds, one in decline and the other ripe with hope. You have a choice to make. The few who shift over will reside in a new America.  They’ll have the opportunity to start over and get things right.  But the rift hasn’t happened yet.  It’s time to prepare.

Mugwumpin returns to Z Space in March with its unique blend of bracingly original staging, precise physicality, and sharp-toothed humor. Inspired by the riotous variety of prophetic movements throughout America’s history, Mugwumpin’s immersive performance escorts the audience through an unstable terrain of wrought-iron certainty and gnawing doubt.  The ensemble brings its unsettlingly humorous and clear-eyed view to examine what America has promised us and what is asked of us in return.”

by Sarah Ruhl
presented by Custom Made Theatre Co
Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24,
Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM
plays through April 14
Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street, San Francisco

“In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine.

Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her past.

Using a unique blend of movement, music and theatrical ingenuity, Custom Made’s production looks to be breathtakingly inventive, funny, and beautiful. The intimate staging at Gough Street playhouse propels the inches-away audience into this Alice in Wonderland rabbit-hole of lost memories, unbelievable characters, and heartbreaking passion.

Custom Made presents a new look at this MacArthur Award-winning, and Pulitzer finalist, breakthrough play, which helps us to understand what it truly means to love another.”

World Water Day
Friday, March 22
see website for local events

“International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water and is coordinated by UNESCO in collaboration with UNECE and UNDESA on behalf of UN-Water.”

All Water Is One Water!

Winter Walks at The Gardens at Heather Farm
Friday, March 22, 9:30-11:00AM
The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
$5 per walk, registration required
“The Gardens at Heather Farm invites visitors to join Garden Director Patrice Hanlon, who holds a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, and Jackie Jordan, certified Ecotherapist, for an outdoor narrated walk to relieve the winter doldrums. Each walk is designed to provide a respite from the darker days of winter by observing the subtleties and beauty of the winter garden. This walk is held rain, or shine; dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Each walk will end with guided meditations, reflection and writing in your own personal journal. Keeping a nature journal is a wonderful way to improve your observation skills and memory.

March 22  Spring Equinox and Bud Break: The Gardens Awaken
April 19  All Things Green and Wonderful”

Nature and Soul Retreat for Autumn Equinox
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Friday, March 22, 9:30AM-4:00PM
Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, 415-383-3134
$122 early registration up to ten days before the event, $140 within ten days of the event

“Nature and Soul: A day of retreat where nature mirrors our inner landscape

This seasonally offered retreat is a day of renewal and rediscovery, as we open ourselves to the land around us in addition to the landscapes within us.  This is a deeply experiential daylong retreat for restoration of health, psyche and spirit, offering a renewal of the soul's intention and a re-connection with the elements of nature that support us.  We will slow down and take in the beauty that surrounds us and let nature reflect the shapes and patterns that are held in the psyche.

The day is a combination of indoor experiences that involves guided meditation and inner journey process and outdoor, land-based contemplative practices. The experience as a whole is an embodied example of eco-therapy.  Each retreat day reflects themes of the season in the meditations, journeys and our approach to the elements we discover in nature.
No previous experience is necessary.

The retreat takes place in the beautiful setting of Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, with its splendid coastal range flora, meandering gardens, Japanese architecture, and easy walk to the beach.  An organic, vegetarian lunch (included in registration fee)  is offered to the group in the dining hall.  Retreat fees include lunch and refreshments.

Details on how to prepare for the day an a confirmation of registration will be sent one week before the event.

Retreat leader, Jan Edl Stein MFT, is the director of Holos Institute and a licensed psychotherapist with many years of experience in guiding people into deep explorations in their own psyche as they open to deeper levels of perception in the natural world.

Spring Equinox: We turn our awareness to the emergence of newness in our lives and in the land around us, while cultivating and supporting a sense of hopefulness and fresh inspiration.”

International Dance Anywhere Day
Friday, March 22, 12:00PM
see website for local events

“What if there was a public celebration of dance everywhere, around the world, simultaneously? What if, in one moment, the whole world started dancing? Why wait for a performance opportunity to come your way? No audition, no application, no references, no formal dance training needed. Everyone is invited!

Dance Anywhere is a simultaneous worldwide public art performance and we want YOU to be the star! For the past 8 years, people of all ages and artistic capacities have made dances in parks, museums, street corners, schools, workplaces, community centers, bathrooms, and just about anywhere you can imagine. Participants have been professional dancers and artists, plumbers, doctors, soccer players, teachers and politicians. Some dances are choreographed, some are improvised, and some stretch the definition of what dance is.
We hope you will participate on Friday, March 22, 2013 at noon PST!”

Be a Drop in the Bucket
Friday, March 22, 12:30PM
Heritage Park, Waverly Street and Homer Avenue, Palo Alto

“Please join us creating a ‘simulated rainstorm’ as a metaphor for community, and as a fun way to help focus attention on the importance of water. Participation in the ‘rain orchestra’ does not require any musical training.

Here’s the general idea:

A theme stressing the concept that what you do as a single individual may seem insignificant to you (single drop), but several drops together can fill a bucket or make a rain shower.

The vision is to focus awareness and further discourse on what we as individuals and community can do about challenges we currently face re water.”

A Visit With The Toymaker
with Marilyn Scott-Waters
Friday, March 22, 5:00-6:00PM
A Google+ Hangout presented by Togather
this event will only take place if at least 20 people sign up

“A fun online event where Marilyn Scott-Waters will show you how to make paper toys and chat about books and crafts. Just log into Google Hangout and learn some new paper toy making skills.

Marilyn Scott-Waters loves making things out of paper. Her popular website receives 2,000 to 7,000 visitors each day, who have downloaded more than six million of her easy-to-make paper toys. Her goal is to help parents and children spend time together making things. Her first self published book, The Toymaker: Paper Toys That You Can Make Yourself, was a best selling paper toy book on Amazon.com, sold out two print runs, and was picked up as a series by Sterling Publishing in 2010.”

Eat, Play, Laugh!
a potluck and playdate for grownups
with Annie Goglia
Friday, March 22, 6:30-8:45PM
Interplayce, 2273 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
$15-$20 in advance, $25-$25 at the door
for more information or to register, please contact Annie at 510-655-1433

“Want something different than bars or cocktail parties?
Looking for fun and real connection with others?
It's a PLAYDATE for grown ups!
Join us for an evening of shared food, creative play, movement and laughter!”

East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet
at The Mystic Dream
Friday, March 22, 7:00-8:30PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
donations accepted

“Come and join other witches, warlocks, and pagans as we come together in community to some food, and maybe a few laughs. Come and meet some of the other magically minded people in the East Bay area. Coffee and tea will be served. Feel free to bring a small food item to share.”

Eco-Resiliency: A Gathering For Earth Change Awareness
Friday, March 22, 7:00-9:00PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
Holos Institute, 310 Third Avenue, San Francisco, 415-666-2560
Free, RSVP required

“In response to increased environmental disasters and a deep concern for the ecology of our earth we are now holding an ongoing group with the intention of creating a supportive and healing community space.

This supportive group is co-facilitated by Holos interns and reflects the intention of restoring balance to the mind, body, and spirit and generating kindness toward ourselves, our communities, and the earth. Although groups will be holistic in nature, each will embrace a particular focus to reflect four aspects of our being: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. Each one will be co-facilitated by two interns, one of whom will join the following week’s group.
Whether you want to process these events, learn tools for coping, explore somatic responses, or create healing ceremonies for our collective well-being, we will have something for you.

You may attend any or all groups, yet we require your RSVP by 7:00PM the previous
Thursday to make sure we have enough space and material.

Please call 415-666-2560 or email jessica@holosinstitute.net if you are interested and we will add you to our email list.

Holos Institute is a non-profit, community counseling center and training institute providing services throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

We offer a range of affordable, highly skilled, professional counseling services to the community.”

Mark Growden
in concert
Friday, March 22, 8:00-10:30PM
Isis Oasis, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, 707-857-4747
$10-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Mark Growden is a singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, visual artist and workshop leader. Growden has toured the U.S. extensively, performing in a host of venues and composing original musical scores for a number of Dance and Theatre companies, winning the Isadora Duncan Award for best original Score for a new dance piece.”

Vintage Invasion
Friday, March 22, 8:00PM-Midnight and the fourth Friday of each month
The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, berkeley

“Vintage Invasion - where the old dances invade a new generation
Our crowd is growing and thriving... a really positive atmosphere!

Have you ever waltzed to Metallica or danced a polka to Lady Gaga? Yes?  Then you know what a great time it is, and we will see you there!  No?  Well it's never too late to start.  Since we have hundreds of years of waltz music to choose from, the variety makes a wonderful, festive evening.  This is a casual, neighborhood party: a chance to meet people, bounce around, and generally make merry.  We'll have a potluck; you are welcome to bring snacks if you like.  Your hosts always bring the punch and water.  No alcohol, please, as we sometimes have dancers under 21 attending.

All are welcome for the lesson, so we can get you moving and ready to sail across the floor.  If you're new to dancing we promise to be patient with you, and if you have waltzed before we will improve your technique.  After class, during the dance party, we will still be available to help you with what we taught you, and introduce you to some of our regulars.  They are well skilled, but don't be shy about asking them to dance with you too.  They'll probably be happy for the chance to show off. :)

8:00-9:00 = Lesson in Vintage Waltz - no partner or experience needed
9:00-Midnight = Dance to Persephone and guest DJs playing lots of waltzes, and a little bit of many other partner dances.”

Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk
Friday, March 22, 8:00PM, and the fourth and fifth Friday of every month
tour starts at Main Street Martinez, 649 Main Street,  Suite 106, Martinez

“Take the 90 minute guided walking tour through Historic Downtown Martinez to discover the hidden past, little known facts and tales of days-gone-by.

Tours conducted by Central Valley Paranormal.

Tours are limited to 25 people. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. No children under 12 years allowed. Teens 12-17 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight, wear comfortable shoes. Bring jacket and wear comfortable clothing”

The Wishing Chair and Other Irish Tales
presented by Peninsula Youth Theatre
Friday-Saturday, March 22-23,
Friday 9:30AM and 11:00AM, Saturday 11:30AM and 1:30PM
SecondStage, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View

“Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with enchanted stories from the Emerald Isle.  A World Premiere.”
adapted for Butterfield 8 by Maureen-Theresa Williams
Friday-Sunday, March 22-24 - final week
Friday and Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 3:00PM
Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax Street, Concord

“Shakespeare's tragedy of falsehood, jealousy, and revenge is given the Butterfield 8 treatment in this gender-reversed casting, where all male roles are portrayed by women, and the female roles are played by men. The production will examine the culture of men, as interpreted by women.

The Mission of Butterfield 8 Theatre Company is to provide audiences a fresh take on classic plays, and foster the creation of new works.
Our Vision is to present audiences with examples of both ends of the theatrical spectrum: new productions of classic works, focusing in particular on text-driven plays (such as the works of Shakespeare), and new works devised by the company or written by local playwrights.  Our work often examines perceptions of gender, both within the context of the play and the larger context of society as a whole.  We strive to create an immersive environment, believing the audience’s experience starts when they buy the ticket, and shouldn't end when they leave the theatre. We honor that the audience has come for a live theatre experience to engage with a story or an idea; to be taken on a journey. This is our responsibility, and our craft.”

Discovering A Sense Of Place
A Free Workshop Sponsored by The City of Walnut Creek Clean Water Program and The Gardens at Heather Farm
with Patrice Hanlon, GHF Garden Manager and Susan Handjian, Garden Consultant and Coach
Saturday, March 23, 9:00AM-12:00PM,
and one more Saturday, May 11
The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Free, registration required - see website

“In our 2012 workshop we explored the soil, plants, and bird life of our unique bioregion. Join us for three new sessions as we delve into the details of living in the Diablo Valley.
March 23rd: Everything is Connected - the Practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
at The Gardens at Heather Farm
The essence of IPM is trying the least toxic solution first when faced with pest infestations or disease. Class includes hands-on activities to learn about the beneficial insects in your garden, and a tour of the garden to look for some of them and the plants that attract them.
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Cost: Free. Workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Preregistration is required.
May 11th: Knowing your Bioregion
at Walnut Creek Civic Park, Creek Walk
We will meet at Walnut Creek’s Creek Walk and learn about the native plants that are there; how they were used historically by Native Americans and early settlers and how they play an important role in our modern day ecosystem.
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Cost: Free. Workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Preregistration is required.”

South Bay Circles Ostara Ritual
Saturday, March 23, 1:00PM
First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 North 3rd Street, San Jose
suggested donation $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds

“You are invited to the South Bay Circles Ostara Ritual at the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Jose on March 23. The ritual will start at 2:00PM, with gather beginning at 1:00PM. Since it's been rainy and 39 degrees the last two years on Ostara we thought it would be a wise decision to move things indoors.

If you are joining us please bring a donation of 5 to 10 dollars per person (sliding scale) or 10 to 15 dollars per family to help with room rental (no one will be turned away for lack of funds, but please try to help us out!). There will be feasting post-ritual so please bring a dish to pass. Try to make things easy on us too, pieces of chicken are easier to deal with than having to carve a chicken.

This is the last SBC Ritual before we go underground for the summer at our private residence. If you are interested in receiving notifications of future SBC Rituals please join our email group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/South_Bay_Circles

Please be on time if you wish to attend the ritual. There's nothing more disrupting than someone knocking on a door after ritual has already started.”

Art in the Garden
at Veggielution Community Farm
Saturday, March 23, 1:30-3:30PM, and the fourth Saturday of each month
Emma Prusch Park, 647 South King Road, San Jose
$10 includes materials

“Our resident artists, Pamela and Joseph, guide participants in an exploration of line, color, contour, and much more. With an exceedingly inspiring environment to draw from, artists of all caliber grow and cultivate their skills. We request a $10 donation to help cover materials and support our nonprofit farm. Come on out and get creative at the farm!

Veggielution is a 6 acre non-profit community farm dedicated to creating a more sustainable food system in San Jose. We empower people to change the way they think about food by getting their hands in the soil, connecting with the land, and tasting the fruits of their labor.”

Crafts for Kids On Board the Balclutha
Saturday, March 23, 3:00-4:00PM, and the fourth Saturday of every month
included with Balclutha admission, Adults $5, 15 and under free
For more information, please call 415-447-5000.

“Learn a little about life at sea and make a maritime craft! Meet at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier.”

Recovering Natural Alignment: Balance Posture Method
with Dana Davis
Saturday, March 23, 3:00-5:00PM
Three Stone Hearth Kitchen, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
$18, please register at the website below.
for more information, e-mail info@threestonehearth.com

“The Balance Method is a bodywork equivalent to the Weston A. Price approach to nutrition. In this 2-hour presentation you will learn about the differences between the way most of us stand, sit and walk and the posture of healthy, non-industrialized peoples from other parts of the world.

You will also learn:
Why you squirm with discomfort sitting in your office chair
Why ‘sitting up straight’ makes you more curvy as you age
Simple secrets to prevent and relieve back and joint pain now

Dana Davis is a Certified Balance Instructor by the Balance Center in Palo Alto, and a Certified Yoga Teacher. She has been teaching the Balance Method since 1997.

Three Stone Hearth is pioneering a new business model: a community-supported, worker-owned cooperative, and a teaching kitchen all in one.

Our Mission: We heal our community, our planet, and ourselves by building a sustainable model for community scale food preparation and processing that honors culinary traditions and provides nutrient dense foods for local households and beyond.

Our work is grounded in shared values of sustainability, community, and health.”

Transgender Day of Visibility
Saturday, March 23, 3:00-6:00PM
Billy DeFrank LGBT Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose, 408-293-3040

“Everyone is welcome at the Transgender Day of Visibility!

Special Guests: Dr. Marci Bowers, Dr. Charles Moser

Discussion, Art (bring yours!), Open Mic, Indie Games.

Join us afterwards at 1343A The Alameda, San Jose:
Cocktail Party and Dance, comedy and more!
No host bar.
$15, proceeds benefit the Defrank Center.”

Moon Initiation Ceremony
Spring Solstice Women Only Event
Saturday March 23, 6:00PM
Bay Area location, address will be given upon registration.
$44.44, registration required
For  women and girls as young as 8 years old.
For more information, please call Veenaa at 510-213-3721

“Our society and culture as a whole does not encourage us to talk about menstruation, our sacred moon and our connection to the Earth. We are disconnected from our bodies, our natural rhythms, our unique identities and hold unnatural ideas of what it means to be a woman. We even avoid talking to our daughters because we do not have the linguistic tools nor the ability to safely and clearly explain the symbolic significance of our sacred moon mysteries. Our normative sexual education talks in schools simply cover the biological and scientific data concerning our ability to procreate which leaves great gaping holes in the spiritual and symbolic significance of being and becoming a full woman who is connected to her essential Goddess nature and to the biorhythms of her natural cycles and seasons in relation to Mother Nature.
In this ceremony, our powerful connection to our moon blood and the valuable information about our Goddess mysteries will be shared by ordained priestesses. We look forward to reconnecting, talking, and sharing ceremony during this potent Spring Equinox. The time for the divine empowered feminine has come. Let’s celebrate it together.

The Moon Initiation Ceremony, in Rainbow Warrior tradition, honors the first moon for maidens, the healing of all transgressions towards womankind and connects all with the sacred nurturing spirit of Mother Earth. It is held over the Spring Equinox season to plant powerful seeds of intention to allow for the bursting and blossoming of the true nature of humanity to flourish, in harmony with nature.

This ceremony will be held in circle fashion, holding The Altar of Inclusivity at its center. This first circle will be made up of young maidens, aged 8-18 years, dressed in all shades of red, pink and/or orange. This first circle’s intention is to honor the coming of age of young maidens all over the world, and all those who have never had an honoring ceremony for first moon.

The second circle, in concentric fashion will be made up of mothers and/or blood relatives/supporters of the maidens. Their role is to provide nurturing comfort to the maidens and to hold space for the collective intentions of the group. They are dressed in all shades of yellow, green, turquoise and sky blue.

The third circle will be made up of crones, those who have completed menopause (have not had a moon for 14 consecutive months). Their intention will be to hold space to heal transgressions to their womanhood and to all womankind. They will be dressed in all shades of sapphire/indigo blue and purple.

The fourth circle is that made of sacred energy and held in space by 6 priestesses, with 4 altars demarcating the four directions. The priestesses will hold space for the collective intentions of the whole group.

The mothers and crones will make a special individual hand-made gift (beforehand and bring it to the ceremony) for the maidens, which will symbolize their own healing journey and contain special elements of what they wish to gift to the world.

The maidens will present something of their choice - a song, a drawing, a poem, a simple speech, or a medicine bag, that they have prepared beforehand, containing their prayers/wishes/dreams for the women of the world.

There will be a time for collective sharing, and contributions from all participants. The ceremony closes with shared potluck feasting, libations to the Goddess and music and dancing.

The  circle will be led by priestesses Veenaa Saynana Laughing Dolphin, Nicki Koethner and Aimee Nelson Macdonald.   

As space is limited and places will fill fast, please complete your registration and payment. An email with detailed instructions of what to prepare and the address will be sent to you.”

The Faery Oath of Oak Ash and Thorn
with RJ Stewart and Anastacia Nutt
Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24
exact location in Santa Cruz given upon registration
for more information, please contact Andrea at deepestmeaning@gmail.com

The Faery Oath of Oak Ash and Thorn
A Faery Ritual Magic workshop

Part of the ongoing Faery Ritual Magic workshop program of Earth Light, Power Within the Land, and The Well of Light.  A New Initiative first launched at the June 2012 Fairy and Human Relationship Congress on Washington state..

Oak Ash and Thorn are the faery trees that will bring together the sacred spirits of ancient Britain and America. Join us for this remarkable new workshop drawing on powerful ancestral faery magic, offering methods that have long been hidden, now re-created for the present day, and taught for the first time. This is part of a series of workshops building a network and membership of traditional Oak Ash and Thorn faery magic practices.”

Visioning Circle
at The Home of Truth
Sunday, March 24, 12:30-1:15PM, and the fourth Sunday of each month
The Home of Truth Spiritual Center, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
For more information, please contact Rev. Ouida at 510-350-6249 or revouida@yahoo.com

“The Visioning Process as founded by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith allows us to tap into the Divine for insights, answers and awareness. As THOT is moving into this new phase, I invite the community to come together as we "catch the vision "of what THOT is, and can be. What is the highest vision for THOT? What does that feel like? Who/what must we become? Visioning allows us to catch the highest possibilities.
We will also have time for personal visioning. What are you calling forth? What is the highest vision for your Life? This process is a meditative one that invites us to go within, listen, and receive insights about our Heart's desires.
Please join us!”

with Maya Spector
Sunday, March 24, 1:30-5:00PM
private home, 685 ½ Fairmount Avenue, Oakland
$15, all materials provided.  
Space is limited, please RSVP to Maya at 650-329-1415 or mayaspector@hotmail.com

“I'd love for you to join me on Sunday, March 24th for this easy yet profound way to access intuition, have fun, and create your own set of collaged cards. Invite your friends!

SoulCollage is a process for creating and working with a set of cards that reflect your inner self.  SoulCollage is deeply satisfying and a lot of fun; it’s a fantastic creative exploration that anyone can do.  Although it is highly personal, it is wonderful and most insightful when done in small groups.”  

Newts in the Garden
Sunday, March 24, 2:00-3:30PM
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley

included with garden admission:
Adults $10, Seniors and Students $8, ages 13-17 $5, ages 5-12 $2, under 5 free
for more information, e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

“The Garden is home to two newt species, Taricha torosa (California newt) and Taricha granulosa (rough-skin newt). The winter rains prompt the newts to migrate to the Garden's Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed by visitors.

Come visit the Japanese Pool at the Garden where the newts are having all kinds of fun. A docent will be available to explain the newt activity and maybe even net a newt or two for a close-up look, while explaining the newt's life-cycle and habitat.”

Reclaiming’s Ostara/Equinox Gathering
Sunday, March 24, 3:30PM
Subud Hall, 234 Hutchins Road, Sebastopol

"With fairy blessings we dance the balance of the moon and the sun."

Tea and Tarot
with Charlie London and Chas Bogan
Sunday, March 24, 4:00-6:00PM, and the fourth Sunday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
Donations accepted to cover cost of tea

“Tarot lovers of every skill level will enjoy Tea and Tarot. Each month we will explore a new facet of working with the cards, examining multiple meanings, layouts, and learning how to express our insights with others.”

Shamanic Breathwork for Peace and Nonviolence
with Star Wolf and Brad Collins
presented by PANinA
Sunday, March 24, 4:00-9:00PM
ClouD 9, 1320 9th Street, Berkeley
$25, registration required

“PANinA, in partnership with Evolver Bay Area, presents Shamanic Breathwork for Peace and Nonviolence with Star Wolf and Brad Collins. Connect with your Inner Shaman and experience a Shamanic journey using Star Wolf's trademark Shamanic Breathwork process.

Expressions of Peace TV will be on hand to capture Star Wolf's presentation for the planned Breathe Peace episode, and to collect your feedback afterwards about Shamanic Breathwork for Peace and Nonviolence. To support a sense of emotional safety and to provide the event crew with the opportunity to participate fully, cameras will not be used during participatory exercises, journeys, or small-group work, and only by request during breaks if you want to Speak Your Peace.

A nourishing finger-food buffet will be available throughout the evening. Please dress comfortably and avoid scented health and beauty products. Enrollment is limited! Registration is required!”

Seasoned Singers, Timeless Songs
with Gary Lapow, Betsy Rose, and Linda Hirschhorn
Sunday, March 24, 7:30PM
La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 510-849-2568
$15 in advance, $18 at the door

“Three long-time Bay Area Singer-Songwriters reflect on Love, Life, and Aging.

Linda Hirschorn, Gary Lapow and Betsy Rose have been contributing great music to the Bay Area’s folk and progressive communities for decades. As part of the ‘boomer’ generation, their songwriting has recently turned toward topics of aging, lasting love (or not!), and deeper reflections on the inner and outer changes that the decades have brought. Together they bring a wealth of musical and personal experience, from singing with children, to leading a successful women’s acapella group, to musical activism for peace, justice and the 99%, to explorations of spirituality and the passage of time - timeless music from three friends and seasoned artists.”

The Quaffing Cup: Fermented Beverages in Traditional Diets
Monday, March 25, 6:30-8:00PM
Three Stone Hearth Kitchen, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
$18, please register at the website below.
for more information, e-mail info@threestonehearth.com

“While most people are aware that alcoholic drinks are fermented, fewer of us are aware of traditional beverages that are lacto-fermented to maximize nutrition and minimize alcohol. These drinks are incredibly common and important in traditional and indigenous diets. How can we incorporate this wisdom into our diets today?  Worker/Owner Jessica Prentice will present an overview of lacto-fermented beverages in traditional diets, as well as how this wisdom can apply to us today.

Jessica Prentice has been studying traditional diets for over a decade, and is the author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection.

Three Stone Hearth is pioneering a new business model: a community-supported, worker-owned cooperative, and a teaching kitchen all in one.

Our Mission: We heal our community, our planet, and ourselves by building a sustainable model for community scale food preparation and processing that honors culinary traditions and provides nutrient dense foods for local households and beyond.

Our work is grounded in shared values of sustainability, community, and health.”

Tea and Chanting with Rabbit
Tuesday, March 26, (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, explaining this month's mantra, and offering a brief dharma talk Rabbit leads the group in rhythmic, harmonic chanting for approximately 30-50 minutes.”

Chief Black Horse Lecture and Healing Day
Lecture on Tuesday, March 26, 7:30-9:30PM
Healing Day on Friday, March 29, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Moonfyre Metaphysical, 401 E Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 408-370-0333
donations accepted
to register please call 408-370-0333

“Welcome to the world of healing and spirituality with Chief Black Horse. Chief Black Horse (Phillip Scott) is Of Oklahoma Tsalagi (Cherokee) Ancestry and has walked the Native Path for over thirty years, learning from traditional Medicine/Holy people, tribal Spiritual leaders, shamans and elders from various cultures. Sundancing for the past twenty-one consecutive years, he is a ceremonial Chief in the Lakota tradition, sanctioned to share Indigenous wisdom and traditional healing practices with the contemporary world.
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Chief Black Horse will be at Moonfyre Metaphysical sharing about healing and spirituality. This is a rare opportunity as Chief Black Horse travels the United States teaching, sharing, and conducting healing sessions. Filled with a deep passion to help others, Chief Black Horse will bring us into his teachings and way of life so that we may understand our own lives much better. Then, on Friday, March 29, 2013, Chief Black Horse will return to Moonfyre Metaphysical to offer a full day of healings. These healings will be by donation. Let’s support his endeavors to share his sacred and valuable teachings not only to us, but to others everywhere.  
This event will be held at Moonfyre Metaphysical and space is limited so don't delay! Register Now!”  

Art of Tarot with Rabbit
Sunday, March 31, 6:00-8:00PM,
and five more Sundays, April 7, 14, and 21, and May 5, and 12 (skipping April 28)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class or $200 for all six classes

“Rabbit brings back one of her most popular classes, specifically designed to help you learn to tune in and trust your own intuition as a reader of tarot. Sure, you can just look in the book at the traditional meaning of the cards, but in order to truly be a reader you must learn to listen carefully when they whisper their secrets in your mind. This class will get you OFF the book and help you turn ON your own personal intuition.

Rabbit's unique method will have you able to offer accurate readings after your very first class, as long as you are willing to dare to believe yourself and trust your inner voice. Practical exercises and demonstration readings take place in each class, so you have the opportunity to give and receive practice readings, trouble-shoot areas of insecurity, and begin to build your internal reference library of tarot symbolism.

This class fills up quickly, and space is limited, so please call The Sacred Well at 510-444-9355 to reserve your spot today.”

Reiki I
with Lady Carolina Amor, Presiding Priestess, Circulo de Isis
a class for cis-gendered women
Saturday, April 6,10:00AM-5:00PM
Bay Area location given upon registration
For more information or to register, e-mail Info@SisterhoodoftheMoon.org
“Join Sisterhood of the Moon for First Degree Reiki I training.  This training will provide you with an in-depth introduction to Reiki, an explanation of how Reiki is used for healing, and the history of Reiki.  You will learn how to perform Reiki treatments on yourself and others.
You will receive your First Degree Reiki I attunement, a copy of Reiki:  The Healing Touch by William Lee Rand, and a First Degree Reiki I Certificate of Completion.

Lady Carolina Amor (also known as Morgana Ariel) is the Presiding Priestess of the Circulo de Isis and a Reiki Master who loves Astrology, Tarot, Runes, and bellydance.  She enjoys connecting with people and helping them to find their purpose in life.
This class is limited to 10 women.

Sisterhood of the Moon is an open, Dianic, women-only circle of Empowered Sister-Queens meeting monthly in Hayward, CA (East Bay) for Full Moon ritual.  Women of all experience levels are welcome.”

Dianic Ritual Technique: Working with the Elements of Magick
with Lady Jesamyn Angelica, High Priestess, Sisterhood of the Moon
a class for cis-gendered women
Thursday, April 18,
and three more Thursdays, May 16, June 27, and July 18
Bay Area location given upon registration
For more information or to register, e-mail Info@SisterhoodoftheMoon.org
$120 for whole series in advance, $40 per class if paid individually

“Join the Sisterhood of the Moon for this new offering in our Dianic Ritual Technique class series:  an embodied, experimental, and fun group study of the four Elements used in ritual and magick.  In a container of Sisterhood, will delve into the lessons of each Element through hands-on experiential activities, natural magick, spellwork, guided meditations, and more.  We will discover and hone our skills in creating sacred space through the use of ritual invocations, cultivate a deeper understanding and relationship with each Element/Direction, and foster self-confidence as we develop and practice our skills to use both in our personal practices and in the group ritual setting.   This class will be both entertaining and poignant, building your confidence for group ritual and helping you to connect in deeper ways to the magick while participating in ritual circle.
Dianic Ritual Technique classes are for both Advanced and Beginning Practitioners, and are just as enriching and valuable for the seasoned Witch as they are for the absolute beginner. These class series are intended to help you to sharpen your skills in various aspects of ritual technique as well as to develop a firmer, stronger foundation in the Sisterhood of the Moon Tradition.

Lady Jesamyn Angelica is the Presiding Priestess of Sisterhood of the Moon.  She is an ordained Dianic High Priestess, certified Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner.  Lady Jesamyn has been leading group ritual for women since 1998, and has been formally teaching magickal technique since 2007.
This class is limited to 8 women, and is worth four Sisterhood of the Moon Skill Credits.

Sisterhood of the Moon is an open, Dianic, women-only circle of Empowered Sister-Queens meeting monthly in Hayward, CA (East Bay) for Full Moon ritual.  Women of all experience levels are welcome.”

Electric Run
Saturday, April 27, 8:20PM
Candlestick Park, 490 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco
see below for registration information

“A 5k run/walk that is as much show as it is run.
Electric Run is a 5k run, a show, participation art, and celebration of life. Incredibly talented artists and lighting technicians with experience creating beautiful art and light at Coachella, Dreamworks Animations, Disney, and some of Vegas’ hottest shows have come together to create  a world that will fill you with wonder.

Participation Art / What to wear
The Electric Run is a show; the course is the set and the participants are the cast! Come let your light shine and your creative juices flow. Add your own creative spark by dressing up in otherworldy costumes that glow, shine, blink, and dazzle. Show us all what you’ve got!

Lighting elements
Each course will have 5-10 distinct lighting experiences which will include different artistic elements and different moods. Some will be very energetic others will be more etherial. Our in-house DJs will be working with our Art and Lighting Directors to create custom mixes that work with the visual mood in each world.”

Be a part of Team CAYA at the Electric Run with CAYA Fun For Everyone!

Cross Sidhe says
“Team Caya - Electric Run (Walk/Wheel) - Candlestick Park In Sf - April 27Th!!!!

Jenny Wilde (Rowan) and Cross Sidhe have formed TEAM CAYA!!!

We invite all of CAYA, Family of CAYA, and Friends of CAYA to this night of fun, dance, walk/run/wheel, and most of all...  LIGHTS AND GLOW!!!  This is both a walk and Wheelchair friendly event!!!  

We will be holding and EL WIRE soldering workshop at Cross's place.  The time and date will be TBA but soon.  We will also be offering low budget glow solutions so not one will come as a darkwad.

The Electric Run is a charitable event.  The charity will be announced on the Electric Run official website.  The charity is usually a well known charity.

How to Register:

1.  Register at the Official Electric Run website:  

2.  Select ‘Team’

3.  Look for ‘Team CAYA (Wilde)’.  

4.  Use the Promo Code of SFVIP for a $5 discount.

5.  After registering with the Electric Run.  Please send me an e-mail at:
This way we can keep track who is officially in our team.

6.  Join TEAM CAYA FB Page for info, planning, workshops, etc:

For questions and information please contact either Jenny Wilde or Cross Sidhe.

For more CAYA fun and excitement please join the CAYA Fun For Everyone FB Page:

Love and Lights!!!

Cross and Rowan”

Have a Happy, Abundant, Spring-y Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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