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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, April 9, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Eavesdrop the Now, Wellness Essentials For Women, Red Tent Temple: Dreams And Awakening, Queering Mars and Venus, Foraging and D.I.Y. Food Lecture Series, Dreaming: Portal to the Sacred, Creating Healthy Energetic Boundaries, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, Eurydice, The River, The Lost Folio: Shakespeare's Musicals, Ophelia, The Cliff House and Sutro Heights, Temple of Aphrodite Book Club, Sexing Sacred Texts, The Lullaby Tree, Queer Contra Dance Camp, Curiosity Cabinets and Collections, Kids Mini Maker Faire, Day in the Life 1901, Day of Renewal, Timeless To A Tea, Director’s Challenge, Community Seed’s Open Circle, Bones Quigley, Aleksander Liapin, East Bay Waltz, Shimshai Sacred World Fusion Music and Dance, San Jose Fantasy Festival, Cosi Fan Tutte, Sunday In The Kitchen at Three Stone Hearth, Temple of Aphrodite, The Road To Ife, El Wire Soldering Party, Felting with Plant Dyed Wool, Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft, Shamanic Healing Clinic, Playing my Roots, Firebird Dance Theatre, Art of Tarot with Rabbit, Time Sensitive, AWysh: Sound Light and Movement, South Bay Pagan Salon, Park Champions Volunteer Workday at Candlestick Point, Exploratorium Opening Day, Tibetan Sound Healing, Dianic Ritual Technique, Want to Lighten Up about Money?, Electric Run, Grandmother Flordemayo visits the Bay Area, Wand-Making Intensive

Eavesdrop the Now
featuring Laura Inserra and Darren Gibbs in concert
presented by Meridian Music in collaboration with Samavesha
Wednesday April 10, Meet the Artists Reception 6:00PM, Concert 7:30PM
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, 415-398-7229

“An evening of immersion into the inspiring timbers of an unusual collection of instruments. Allow yourself to connect with deep listening… to the sound, your senses, your inner space.

Laura Inserra - Hang and multi instruments
special guest Darren Gibbs - Electric guitar with custom looping software

Laura Inserra will also present a visual art installation called Laugraļ¬a,
visual art work created on slides treated with a scratching technique.”

Wellness Essentials For Women
Wednesday, April 10, 6:00-9:00PM, and each Wednesday in April
Berkeley location given upon registration
$240 for all four sessions

“Bay Area Women: Build Your Wellness Tool-Kit!

Four deep-dive sessions taught by world-class women’s health practitioners bringing you practical tools you can use to boost your health now and for the long term.

Join us Wednesday evenings in April for all this wisdom:
We’ll meet from 6:00-9:00PM on Wednesdays in April, at a beautiful venue in central Berkeley.

April 10:  Ayurvedic Tools for Breast and Lymphatic Health
with DeAnna Batdorff of the dhyana Center
The lymphatic system brings nutrients to all tissues, enables endocrine function, and supports immunity. The breasts are surrounded by a high concentration of lymph nodes and vessels, and lymphatic blockage can impede breast health.  DeAnna will provide an overview of Ayurvedic approaches to lymphatic and breast health, teach you how to assess and care for the condition of your breast tissue, and share lifestyle tools to support overall lymphatic health.

April 17: Integrative Medicine for Hormonal Health
with Dr. Sara Gottfried
Your hormones are probably working against you, and you may not know it. We’re culturally conditioned as women to overprovide and this causes a chain re-ction of feeling stressed out, irritable, and fat - not to mention a libido that is missing in action – all due to changes in your brain, brain chemicals, and hormones. Dr. Sara has identified the top 5 imbalances affecting your hormones and brain chemicals. Using cutting edge science, such as the serotonin gene, and ancient wisdom, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Sara will show you how to reset your system naturally.

April 24: Western Herbs for Healthy Digestion
with Kami McBride
The old saying, ‘you are what you eat’ is only partially true. ‘You are what you digest!’  Healthy digestion supports the entire body - no matter what you are dealing with, improving your digestion will enhance your health.  Kami will guide you to increase the digestibility of your food with herbal remedies, tea blends and delicious herbal condiments. You will learn tools to assess your own digestive health and leave with lots of easy and tasty recipes to support your optimum digestive wellness.”

Red Tent Temple: Dreams And Awakening - Celebrating Our Womanhood
Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-9:30PM
Terra’s Temple, 654 Oakland Avenue, Oakland
$5-$15 suggested donation
an event for women

“We will be sharing dreams of the night and day-time to remember our power as women.
Bring dream journals and share dreams that have been significant for you, that are confusing to you and/or that signified a deep shift for you as woman.

What awakened you to your womanhood? What grief or pain did you experience?
What do you celebrate about being a woman?

This evening we will begin by sharing dreams and we will then decide which one we will focus on to embody it through enactment and ritual to enhance our collective understanding.
Sharing dreams is a rich reservoir for our wakening life individually and collectively.
They are wisdom-carriers.

Feel free to come at 6:30PM to help set up. It will start at 7:00PM.

Feel free to wear red to hold the frequency of our moon blood.
Bring easy snacks to share. Art materials, cards and anything else that is nourishing to you.

Donations appreciated to cover costs: $5-$15

For information email Nicki: nickikoeth@gmail.com

Following red tents might have invited presenters and more structure. Let me know if you are interested in hosting.  

Mark your calendars for the upcoming dates and possible themes:
May: Thursday May 9: Evelie Delfino Sales Posch- Music
June: Saturday, June 8  
July: Monday, July 8: Women as Wisdom-Keepers - Elenna Rubin Goodman

Themes: Women as Wisdom Keepers, Dreams and Awakening, Empowerment, Council of the Young, Nurturance and Nourishment, Self-Care, Our Stories

‘The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor our unique cycles that we experience each month in our bleeding time and in our going through perimenopause and menopause.’
- from AlIsa Starkweather, creatix of the Red Tent”

Queering Mars and Venus
A Forum led by Chani Nicholas and Astrobarry
Wednesday, April 10, 7:30PM
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco

“Please join us for an informal discussion of how feminism and queer theory can help us rethink astrology’s traditional interpretative framework in the context of relationships and gender identity.

Interested participants are encouraged to bring their astrological charts and share their own experiences in this interactive forum.

Chani is San Francisco-based astrologer, writer and yoga teacher. She holds a BA in Integral Studies from CIIS, an associates degree in Feminist Counseling and she is a certified Yoga Therapist and Reiki practitioner. Her work is rooted in Queer/Feminist theory and believes that within that framework the practice of astrology can be deeply liberating and healing.

Barry Perlman (astrobarry) is an intuitive astrologer who’s been counseling clients worldwide for over a decade. Since 2002, he’s shared his astrological wisdom on his website, where thousands of visitors enjoy his weekly ‘horoscopes that keep it real’ and other writings. He is also co-owner of The Sacred Well, a metaphysical shop in Oakland.”

Foraging and D.I.Y. Food Lecture Series
Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:00PM
Three Stone Hearth Kitchen, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
$18 per class or $80 for all five classes, please register at the website below.
for more information, e-mail info@threestonehearth.com

“This 5 class lecture series features foragers, gardeners and ancient living educators whose work collectively explores a return to more instinctive relationships with food by participating in its harvesting, cultivating and processing. Lectures will include a slide show and opportunities for Q and A

Thursday, April 11: Foraging 101, ‘Feral’ Kevin Feinstein
Foraging the Future: The re-emergence of the human being in the ecosystem
Join author and teacher Kevin Feinstein for a presentation on modern foraging: the dos, don’ts, hows and whys.  He’ll discuss how foraging fits into the modern world,  the local ecosystem and economy, as well as the global environmental picture.  

Monday, April 15: Seaweeds and Your Health, Tanya Stiller

Monday, April 22: Whole Animal Processing, Tamara Wilder

Monday, April 29: Permaculture for Gardeners, Christopher Shein”

Dreaming: Portal to the Sacred
with Richard Russo and Meredith Sabini
Thursday, April 11, 7:00-9:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“For some, dreaming is a portal to the sacred through which experiences of the Mysteries take place. Dreaming may entail glimpses of the divine, moments of transcendence, revelations of one’s destiny. It may offer a look at future events, announce impending illness, or provide meaning for prolonged suffering. Ecstatic states, encounters with luminous beings, turbulence from the whirlwind may come within the state known as dreaming. One may even waken inside the dream world in order to undergo tasks, receive instruction, prepare for a newborn’s entry into life, or an elder’s exit.

Some established spiritual traditions have viewed dreaming as illusory, like all phenomena; others have viewed it as a natural, universal experience of Spirit. This monthly salon is designed for those who have experienced the call of dreaming and wish to discuss it with an open mind. Each session will begin with a brief talk on aspects of dreaming as a spiritual experience, followed by the opportunity for participants to share and discuss their own transcendent dream experiences.”

Creating Healthy Energetic Boundaries
with Stacy Vajta
Thursday, April 11, 7:00-9:00PM
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

“Creating healthy boundaries is about being honest and courageous...with yourself.
The root of this sense of Self is expressed beautifully at the energetic level.

Join Stacy Vajta, a Master Energy Healer and Intuitive for an experiential workshop to learn how you work with boundaries at a energetic/vibrational level, and how that translates to your relationships and personal experiences. You'll have the opportunity to experience the energetic foundation you must have to engage in the world from your own energy, along with some powerful energy work throughout the evening!“

Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma
The Next Cockettes Musical
Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, 8:00PM
playing through June 1
The Hypnodrome, 575 10th Street, San Francisco

“Thrillpeddlers 6th annual Theatre of The Ridiculous Revival showcases a rare Cockettes Musical, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, a new full-length, restored version of The Cockettes’ 1971 musical extravaganza featuring original Cockettes Scrumbly Koldewyn, Sweet Pam Tent, and Rumi Missabu. Seats and private Shock Boxes always sell out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets in advance.”

by Sarah Ruhl
presented by Custom Made Theatre Co
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14,
Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM
plays through April 28
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.”

The River
an original play by Richard Montoya
presented by Intersection for the Arts and Campo Santo
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14, 8:00PM
playing through May 4
A.C.T Costume Shop, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco

Richard Montoya of Culture Clash collaborates with Intersection for the Arts resident theater company Campo Santo, and its co-founder Sean San Jose, to create The River. The play is part of Montoya’s larger series, The Border Series, that explores themes of identity, California and its people, and the many types of borders they encounter and cross.

The River unites Montoya and San Jose, two of California’s most renowned and prolific artists, to tell a homeland tale that reflects their experiences and the experiences of the people who make up their families, their communities. The story’s geographic reflection ties our state together through the journeys that make us all connected.  Through their very personal lenses, Montoya and San Jose create a tale of beautifully fraught tension that reflects how socially, culturally, and economically diverse we are as the people of California.

The River carries us along its trail through the personal stories of California’s diverse citizens: illegals, hipsters, immigrants, families, outcasts, desperados.  The New River, a toxic waterway that winds by the towns along the border connecting southeast California and Mexico, forms the backdrop for intertwined stories of diverse cultures morphing, land monopolies, the Mexican Diaspora, the American Dream, a way station, a landing point, a current wasteland and a former oasis - themes that inform our view of life in all of our cities.  Through his unique gift for telling stories that combine sadness and humor, Montoya invites us to laugh as we consider our hedonism and longings rooted in our sense of loss.  The River is a wild, fun, ecstatic trip; a vision quest that slips easily and often across the border between mourning and hilarity.

Richard Montoya is a co-founder of the legendary performance trio known as Culture Clash which began in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1984. The collective created plays for small and local venues including La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley California and the Gilroy Garlic Festival; and for national stages such as the Arena Stage in DC, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theater, Yale Rep, Mark Taper Forum, the Public Theater, and the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers. As a solo writer Montoya wrote Water and Power (LA Drama Critics’ Circle Play of the Year 2007), Palestine New Mexico, Anthems and American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose.   American Night will be performed by the California Shakespeare Theater in a May, 2013 production featuring San Jose in the lead role. Montoya, an alumnus of the Sundance Institute’s Writers and Directors Labs, also wrote and directed Water and Power as a feature film in 2012. He was a staff writer on the first season of Southland for NBC and is writing several new works for theaters across the country.

Sean San Jose (Director, Co-Creator) is a Director, Writer, Performer and Co-Founder of Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts resident theater company.  Campo Santo is a multicultural theatre company that gives voice to untold stories through socially relevant world premieres of plays created in long-term processes. Since 1996, he has produced and overseen more than 75 premiere productions of theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances. San Jose’s body of work spans 45 premiere theatre productions including the first plays by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jorge Cortinas, Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, Denis Johnson, Greg Sarris, Luis Saguar, and Vendela Vida.  Campo Santo and San Jose have developed multiple works by Philip Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, Naomi Iizuka, Octavio Solis, John Steppling, Erin Cressida Wilson, and others. He was the Creator and Project Director of Alma Delfina Group - Teatro Contra el SIDA (1994-2002) and Pieces of the Quilt - a collection of more than 50 short plays including original works by Rhodessa Jones, Danny Hoch, Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, Maria Irene Fornes, David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Tony Kushner, Herbert Siguenza, Migdalia Cruz and many more confronting AIDS.”

The Lost Folio: Shakespeare's Musicals
presented by Un-Scripted Theater Company
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14, 8:00PM
playing through May 18
Un-Scripted Theater Company, 533 Sutter Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco

“Un-Scripted Theater Company's new season begins with the reimagining of our classic Shakespeare: the Musical as The Lost Folio: Shakespeare's Musicals - a fully improvised, full-length musical that Shakespeare himself could have written. This production will explore the language, characters, and themes that make Shakespeare the most beloved playwright in history. The addition of song gives the characters another form of emotional expression well-suited to the passions found throughout Shakespeare's work.”

a performance journey by Carte Blanche
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14, 8:30PM - final week
The Firehouse, Fort Mason, San Francisco
(Beginning at the Firehouse and journeying on from there...)

“The theater company Carte Blanche drops its suitcases in San Francisco to re-imagine the story of Hamlet's tragic heroine, Ophelia. Inspired by Arthur Rimbaud's elegiac poem to this remarkable woman, the story follows Ophelia beyond the pages of Shakespeare as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery

Situated on the northern rim of San Francisco on the Bay, the Fort Mason Center brings Ophelia back to the water’s edge. The audience will join Ophelia as she wanders through the grounds and buildings on her quest for identity, discovering new forms of expression around every turn. The immediate surroundings become symbolic reference points to better understand this Shakespearian myth, and her search takes on complex dimensions of vulnerability and courage in the open air. Ophelia is no longer a character in a play; she is one of us.

Please note - because this performance is, in part, a journey from performance space to performance space, at times located outdoors, we strongly encourage you to dress appropriately.”

The Cliff House and Sutro Heights
documentary film screening
Friday, April 12, 12:00PM, 2:30PM, 4:45PM, 7:00PM, and 9:20PM
The Historic Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa Street, San Francisco, 415-221-8184
12:00PM showing $7.50, all other showings $10

“From the makers of the award winning documentary films ‘Remembering Playland at the Beach’ and ‘Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End’ comes a brand new full-length documentary, ‘The Cliff House and Sutro Heights.’ The film celebrates 150 years of San Francisco’s Cliff House and the many attractions surrounding it.  Hundreds of rare archival photographs, motion picture footage, interviews with historians and current Cliff House personnel all come together to tell this fascinating story. Written and directed by Tom Wyrsch. Produced by Tom Wyrsch and Strephon Taylor.  84 minutes    

The historic Cliff House stands perched on a headland atop the cliffs on the northwestern edge of San Francisco, California. Originally built in 1863, it is now a key part of the Sutro Historic District. That district included the lavish gardens and structures of Sutro Heights, the home of Adolph Sutro, entrepreneur, real estate developer and populist mayor of San Francisco, now a park. The ruins just north of the Cliff house housed the world-class swimming pool and museum complex called Sutro Baths. A major amusement park, San Francisco’s Playland at the Beach once spilled over more than five city blocks south, across from Ocean Beach. The Cliff House has been rebuilt or remodeled many times through its century and a half of operation.  It remains a favorite for both locals and tourist alike.”

Temple of Aphrodite Book Club
Friday, April 12, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Friday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“We are a group devoted to Aphrodite in all Her splendor. Please join us to learn more about Aphrodite's presence in our lives through a roundtable discussion of her lore and literature.

Laurelei Black’s In Her Service: Reflections from a Priestess of Aphrodite.  
Please come prepared to discuss chapters 4 and 5 of In Her Service, bringing any relevant questions and experiences you may have!”

Sexing Sacred Texts
for all who identify as women.
with Dr. Victoria Rue
Friday, April 12, 7:00-9:00PM, and three more Fridays, April 19, and 26 and May 3
Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka Street, San Francisco
$15 per session
for more information, please contact Victoria Rue at victoria@victoriarue.com
or 415-863-4434

“Led by Rev. Dr. Victoria Rue, a lesbian Roman Catholic woman priest and theater artist.  This 5-week workshop for women explores gender and sexuality in ancient texts including the Torah, the Gospels, Buddhist gathas, the Qur’an and others.

Using theater techniques including monologues, dialogue and improvisation, we will give our bodies room to play, to stretch into our imaginations, to become something other than themselves. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes!

Victoria Rue, M.Div., Ph.D. is a lesbian Roman Catholic woman priest. She is also a theatre director/writer and has offered theatre workshops both here and abroad: ACT-SF, Costa Rica, Jakarta, Manila and Phnom Penh. She is also a lecturer at San Jose State University in Women's Studies and Comparative Religious Studies and at the Pacific School of Religion/GTU. Dr. Rue has published numerous articles and her book, Acting Religious: Theatre as Pedagogy in Religious Studies, was published in 2005 by Pilgrim Press.”

The Lullaby Tree
presented by Second Wind Productions
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14,
Friday and Saturday, 8:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM
The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, San Francisco
Friday and Saturday $20, Sunday $15

“A little boy ventures into the Underworld to save his mother, while above the surface a battle rages over the fate of a patch of genetically modified corn... and perhaps the world. At their center is a drowned town whose emergence seems to unite the world of the dead and the living.

In this poignant comic-drama, 8 year old Timmy travels into the Underworld to rescue his mother. The shrunken giant who befriends him, however, may be more trouble than he’s worth, summoning the fearsome wrath of Dragons. Meanwhile, a thousand leagues above them, a feisty environmental group and a multinational corporation go toe to toe over the ownership of a patch of genetically modified corn in a tale of deception, greed, and tangled love.”

Queer Contra Dance Camp
Friday-Sunday, April 12-14
Monte Toyon, 220 Cloister Lane, Aptos
See website for detailed schedule and registration information

“The San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance is hosting its sixth annual dance camp within the lush redwood forest of Monte Toyon, a beautiful camp facility near Santa Cruz, 79 miles south of San Francisco, where you'll be housed and fed and offered a weekend of gender-role-free dancing. Beginners are welcome. Contra is an exuberant, friendly, easy-to-learn American barn dance with roots in English folk dance. While many of our dancers are LGBT, we cheerfully welcome folks of any and all persuasions! Take a weekend away to dance, relax, make friends, and enjoy the lovely California redwoods.”

Curiosity Cabinets and Collections
Saturday, April 13, 10:00AM-4:00PM
McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward
Program fee per Child $2, tour fee for Adults $3

“Collections are fun! Bring yours, if you have one. If not, get started by decorating a treasure box.”

Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, April 13, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa

“The Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire was first held in 2010. Now in its third year, the event was the first of its kind to focus specifically on youth makers. This youth-oriented DIY festival encourages attendees to roll up their sleeves and take part in a wide-range of hands-on activities, all aimed at promoting invention, creativity, and a sense of wonder.”

Day in the Life 1901
with the Hyde Street Living History Players
Saturday, April 13, 10:00AM-4:00PM, and the second Saturday of each month
Aboard the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
included with vessel admission, Adults $5, 15 and under free

“Step into the past as you board our historic ships. Help the sailors on Balclutha raise the staysail in the morning and return for musical fun during the afternoon dogwatch. Learn about life in 1901 from the ferry passengers on Eureka, or join Mrs. Galan on the Ark houseboat for an afternoon tea to discuss issues of the day.

Witness a dramatic re-creation of the 1901 labor strike that shook the San Francisco Waterfront in July. In September, picknickers in period swimsuits frolic on the beach. Don’t miss President McKinley’s visit in May and the Old Time Maritime Christmas celebration in December, with all the ships decorated as they were in 1901.

April 13, 2013: Make and Mend, sailors’ and everyday citizens’ arts and handicrafts

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, maritime museum and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website. To contact Hyde Street Living History directly, please email David Hirzel at sfmaritime1901@sbcglobal.net.

Day of Renewal
Nourish the Body, Mind and Spirit
Saturday, April 13, 12:00-7:00PM
Terra’s Temple, 654 Oakland Avenue, Oakland

“Release and Refresh - Spring Day of Renewal
Nourish the Body, Mind and Spirit

Our Healing Days of Renewal offer you the opportunity to attend to your most sacred space- yourself. Drink from the well of source and take the time to simply be, in your body, with others, and with the divine. We have a variety of practitioners ready to assist in your healing journey. Come receive various sessions in massage, energy work, counseling, life coaching, intuitive readings, tarot and much more. Tend to your own well-being, connect with others, and rejuvenate yourselves!

Bring a snack to share!

Take advantage of this fabulous opportunity and arrive early to allow yourself the time to fully embrace the healing that Terra’s Temple offers.

*a gentle wink here*
Given the ever-growing popularity of this event, we ask everyone to be mindful of their session sign-ups. This will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to partake in the day of renewal. Maximize your experience with potent sessions of quality not merely quantity. Allow time to meditate and integrate”

Timeless To A Tea
Saturday, April 13, 1:00-4:00PM
Dohn Room, Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa

“A contest of artistic table setting. Come have tea and cookies and vote for your favorite decorated tables.

This is a fundraiser for the Rural Cemetery, a city-owned property managed by volunteers and assisted by donations. This historic cemetery is at the corner of Franklin and McDonald Avenue in Santa Rosa, California. The first burial was in 1854.”

Director’s Challenge
Film Production and Potluck
with Movie Making Throughout The Bay (MMTB)
Saturday, April 13, 1:00-10:00PM
SFDF Studios, 925 Mission Street, Suite 108, San Francisco
$20, $10 with potluck item

“Come Make Short Films with us! an average of 3-9 Short films are made on Director Challenge days.
Professional sound stage features a large green screen, dazzling lights and plenty of power.

Make Short Films with us today  
Screen and Vote on Short Films in the Evening from our last challenges
Potluck - Bring a Food item for a discount and Enjoy the BUFFET.

1:00PM: Open Doors, Teams will be formed immediately with our new method, so the earlier you arrive, the better chance you have of getting on a film team.

8:00PM: Production Teams Wrap Up and Screening will Start Shortly After

10:00PM: Goodnight! SOME will go to After Party

Films Being Screened will be from:
Winners from Previous Months - 2 Short Films
February Director’s Challenge Day Films - 4 Short Films“

Community Seed’s Open Circle
Saturday, April 13, 2:00PM (and the second Saturday of each month)
Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz
$5-$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Gather at 2:00PM, begin ritual at 2:30PM. The intention of this circle is to provide a regular meeting place for Earth-Spirit, Pagan worship in Santa Cruz. Newcomers are welcome! Let us meet together in sacred trust to create closer spiritual bonds of love and understanding within our community and within our tribes. There is only one love. Following ritual will be a simple feast, and the opening of circle. (No potluck except on occasion). After circle has been opened, we invite you to stay to socialize, and perhaps have some tea and snacks.

What to bring?
Yourself, your open heart and mind. We ask for a small sliding scale donation to cover the costs of the hall rental ($5-$10 dollars). No one will ever be turned away for lack of money.”

Bones Quigley in concert
featuring Albert Robles
Saturday, April 13, 3:00-6:00PM
Swirl On The Square, 21 S Livermore Avenue, Livermore

This band features Albert Robles, the gifted drummer who livens up many CAYA rituals!

Aleksander Liapin
in concert
Saturday, April 13, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700
for more information, please e-mail silkroadhouse@yahoo.com or call 510-981-0700

“Indian Mantra, Mongolian Hi-Tech Jazz, American Blues, Russian Guitar: Improvising Along the Silk Road and Beyond.

Meet Aleksander Liapin, the outstanding Russian guitar-player and composer, and enjoy a live concert at the Silk Road House.

Aleksander Liapin (born in St. Petersburg, Russia), a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is one of the extraordinary guitar players. He was a lead guitarist in the legendary Russian groups Pop-Mechanics and Aquarium. In 1998 Aleksander was personally invited by Sir Paul McCartney to teach a Master Class in Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. In 2006 Liapin was named The Best Performer by the Russian magazine Musician” During his extended touring in the US (2002-2004) Liapin studied at the Kenny J Record Studio in Los Angeles and performed at various places.

Aleksander Liapin experiments with mixing styles of Rock and Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop and The World Music using the modern technological resources.

His latest project is Rock-Mechanica, which includes musicians and artists from Russia, the U.S., and Thailand, and based on some unique instrumental, musical and artistic concepts combined with digital technology.

Aleksander also created the original Guitar-Learning Method which allows him to successfully teach the guitar art.

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

East Bay Waltz
Saturday, April 13, Lessons: 7:00-9:00PM, Dancing: 9:00PM-Midnight
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley
$12 for lesson and dancing, $8 for dancing only

“East Bay Waltz is a monthly casual social dance featuring mostly waltz and cross-step waltz, with polka, swing, schottische, and latin dances thrown in to mix things up.

Every month, there is a class for beginners and a class for more experienced dancers, from 7:00-9:00PM. Then, there's DJ'd social dancing and fun times from 9-midnight. $12 gets you the lesson and dance, or $8 for just the dance.

Come by yourself, or with a friend, or a crowd. People of all ages are welcome. Dress in jeans and a t-shirt, or dress up all fancy-like if you'd like.

The introductory class will be on cross-step waltz, a recent and creative style of waltz danced to slower music. Bob Galloway teaches. No experience or partner necessary!

The intermediate class will be on redowa, a hopping flying exhilarating waltz step, taught by Sam Simmons and Monica Lenk.

Our DJ from 9-midnight will be Sam Simmons.”

Thanks to Ivy for letting me know about this event!

Shimshai Sacred World Fusion Music and Dance
featuring Eliyahu Sills and Jason Ranjit Parmer
Saturday, April 13, 8:00PM
Dhyana Center, 186 Main Street, Sebastopol, 707-823-881

“Whether singing the ancient Sanskrit mantras of India, age-old Hebrew prayers, traditional folklore of South America, or performing his original works of divine inspiration, Shimshai's music invokes a sentiment of ancestral devotion and a dedication to higher consciousness. A self-proclaimed seeker of truth, described by many as possessing the voice of an angel, Shimshai is gifted with the innate ability to deliver his message flawlessly in several languages; most profoundly the universal language of Love and Oneness.

Surrounded by music from birth and formally trained on piano in his native state of Washington, today Shimshai performs effortlessly on guitar and other strings, piano, flute and woodwinds. He plays many of the instruments on his self-composed and self-produced albums, I sense your Presence (2001), Toward the One (2003), and Live on Maui (2003).

Eliyahu Sills and Jason Ranjit Parmar
Known for their authenticity and soulful musicianship, Eliyahu Sills and Jason Parmar have been performing music for over 20 years on multiple instruments, including bansuri (the bamboo flute of India), and Turkish and Arabic ney (the reed flute of the middle east), the upright bass, and electric bass. He performs throughout the country with his critically acclaimed band, The Qadim Ensemble.”

San Jose Fantasy Festival
Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14,
Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Guadalupe River Park, 494 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Adults $12, ages 13-17, seniors and military $10, ages 6-12 $7, under 6 free
Parking $5 at HP Pavilion

“The San Jose Fantasy Faire offers visitors the opportunity to step into an enchanting fantasyland, where you will have more fun than you can shake a wand at.
The event is a family-friendly festival, a blending of myth and popular fantasy. You will find yourself a part of a wondrous gathering of knights and princesses, as they stand side-by-side with hobbits, fairies and pirates, on a weekend filled with performances that will enchant children and grown-ups alike. Some of the characters you'll meet include Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, Troll and Goblin Kings, Viking Gods, Rumpelstiltskin, Satyrs, Pirates, Mermaids, Witches and Fairy Godmothers from various fairy tales and many more. This year we're adding more of a steampunk feel to the show.”
Cosi Fan Tutte
presented by Royal English Opera Company
Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, Saturday 7:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM - final weekend
Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax Street, Concord

“The Royal English Opera Company presents its inaugural Opera performance - Cosi Fan Tutte! A fun and irreverent 18th Century romp by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Royal English Opera Company (REOC) was originally born as the East Bay English Opera Company. Our first performances at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco, in December, 2011, under the name Royal English Opera Company, were met with such enthusiasm, that we changed our name to avoid confusion. Despite our name, (a result of shameless self-promotion as ‘Queen Victoria’s favourite’), we believe opera is for everyone!

Occasionally heart-wrenching, frequently silly, but always stirring, Opera blends the magnificence of the human voice with astonishing music to create an art form like no other. Much of our concert repertoire, along with our inaugural production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, is sung in English. We follow many of the traditions of the ‘opera buffa’, or comic opera, with our own modern twists thrown in. We don’t strive to be relevant. We believe the work is timeless. Our happy task is to keep it alive and fresh, accessible and affordable for everyone.”

Sunday In The Kitchen at Three Stone Hearth
Sunday, April 14, Tour 10:00-11:00AM, whole day 10:00AM-3:45PM
Three Stone Hearth Kitchen, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
Tour only $5, Tour plus afternoon in the kitchen, including lunch, $15
for more information, e-mail info@threestonehearth.com

“Get a behind-the-scenes tour and a hands-on experience in our working kitchen.

10:00-11:00AM: Tour with Worker/Owner Jessica Prentice
11:00AM Tea Time
11:30AM-1:30PM: Hands-on in the kitchen
1:30-2:00PM: Communal lunch made with nutrient-dense ingredients
2:00-3:45PM: Hands-on in the kitchen
3:45PM: Depart

Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes (you will be on your feet!) no scents, and be prepared to pull your hair back and cover it.”

Temple of Aphrodite
Sunday, April 14, 11:00AM-12:00PM, (and the second Sunday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Men and women of all backgrounds are invited to participate in monthly rituals and activities dedicated to the benevolent Lady of Love.

Theme for April: Aphrodite Aprilis with Molly Blue Dawn

These services help you tap into the ever-flowing fountain of love within, and to connect that love with your personal practices, work, relationships, and activities in the world.”
to open to the adventure of life as a witch.”

The Road To Ife
Friday, April 14, 11:00AM-2:00PM, (and bi-monthly through 2013)
East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley
$21 per class

“Classes will share the teachings of Ifa, a West-African spiritual and life tradition and the progenitor of the Orisha/Santeria tradition. The wisdom and intelligence of Ifa includes cosmology, philosophy, science, ethics, poetry, folktales, proverbs sacred scripture and song. The values inherent in the Ifa tradition (consistent with values across most indigenous and spiritual traditions) provide an approach to life that can lead to greater satisfaction and alignment with our personal and collective destinies as humans.

You do not need prior knowledge nor be a practitioner of the tradition to benefit from the teachings. Each class provides a discrete teaching; you do not have to take the classes in order. Please note that each class is limited to 15 participants, so while drop-ins are welcome, we encourage you to pre-register.

Please note that Road to Ife classes during 2013 will meet bi-monthly (February, April, June, October and December) with a break during the summer months. Unless otherwise communicated, the classes will be held on second Fridays from 6:30-9:30PM or second Sunday mornings from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Stay tuned for more details on our 2013 schedule.

February 2013: Friday; April 2013: Sunday; June 2013: Friday; October 2013: Sunday; December 2013: Friday

Also note that classes are being extended to three hours so that we can delve more deeply into our content and to support an interactive experience for those who attend.  Classes are limited to 15 participants.“

El Wire Soldering Party
with Cross Sidhe
in preparation for the Electric Run on April 27
Saturday, April 14, any time
The Lighthouse, aka Cross Sidhe and Amata Maia’s house in Crockett
for address and to RSVP, please contact Cross Sidhe at cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com

Cross Sidhe says:
“We will host an El Wire soldering party at my place in Crockett on Sun April 14th.  There is NO SCHEDULED TIME.  Just come by.  This is open to anyone who wants to learn to solder EL Wire.  Please bring snacks to share.  Message me for details”

Felting with Plant Dyed Wool
with Ashley Helvey
Saturday, April 14, 1:00-4:00PM
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
$60, registration required
for more information, e-mail gardenprograms@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-7082

“Learn the basics of creating a hand-felted textile using plant dyed wool with artist Ashley Helvey.”

Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft
with Rabbit
Sunday, April 14, 3:00-5:00PM, typically the second Sunday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
$35 per class
to register, call 510-444-9355

“Theme for April 14: Elements and Directions
Standing under the moon, staring up into infinity... how many times have you paused here... dreaming... transfixed, gazing at the beauty of the heavens and contemplating the mysteries of the Universe? Life is such a sacred journey, and each person much find their own path. This class is an exploration of my philosophies and practices of witchcraft: a brew of science, spell craft, cosmology, fate, free will, and wonder. The methods I share in this class come from my 20 years of experience in making magic that works for my own purposes, and for the greater good.

This class is a ‘year and a day’ training in building, bringing forth, and discovering your own witchcraft. I share my methods as an example, but you are ultimately the visionary behind your own personal religion. Suitable for beginners on the path, but also satisfying for advanced practitioners who are curious about new perspectives and practices. Be prepared to laugh, to explore your own magic with affection and humor, to wield your power mindfully, and to open to the adventure of life as a witch.”

Shamanic Healing Clinic
Sunday, April 14, 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.”
Arts and crafts vendors”

Playing my Roots A Solo Concert In Memory Of My Father
with Laura Inserra
presented by Samavesha
Sunday, April 14, 4:00PM
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
Sliding scale $10-$20

“Playing my Roots is a solo concert by Laura Inserra in memory of her father.
Among other instruments, she will play Tammorra (Sicilian drum), Djembe’ (African drum), Hang (PanArt sculpture), Khene (Southeast Asian bamboo pipe organ), Udu (Indian ceramic drum), Thumb Piano, Blossom Bells, and many more instruments that have defined her roots and musical style.

Come and join us in this immersion into the European world and its global musical influences.”

Firebird Dance Theatre
Presents An Annual Benefit Performance in Memory of Rosa Lysaya
Saturday, April 14, 5:00PM
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
for more information, please call 650-223-8699 or e-mail boxoffice@paloaltojcc.org

“Part children’s dance recital, part professional-level concert, Firebird showcases inventive, complex and well-executed choreography based on traditional Ukrainian, Russian, Armenian, Moldavian, Argentinean, French, Latin and Gypsy steps.
Firebird started at the Palo Alto JCC in 1991 by world-renowned teacher and choreographer Rosa Lysaya. Known then as the Lysaya Dance School, it enrolled six students and focused on traditional folk dances from Russia and around the world.  

The current director, Lotta Lysaya-Barton (daughter of Rosa), brings an annual benefit concert to the Schultz Cultural Hall to pay homage to where the theater started. Firebird's signature style is known as modern or contemporary folk.”

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

“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.”

Time Sensitive
presented by Ragged Wing Ensemble
preview Saturday, April 14, 7:00PM
playing Thursday-Saturdays April 18 through May 18
Sanctuary for the Arts, 496 38th Street, Oakland
$25-$40 sliding scale

“And the edge of the city crept closer...

A crack is growing.
The shape of time is changing.
Only a few can see it.
The City swallowed the world. It ate the day and the night. It ate the tides and the seasons. Now there are only seconds and nanoseconds and a constant insatiable GO. Speed is power, status is vertical, and time is literally up.

Time Sensitive is a daring new play by Artistic Director Amy Sass, which combines clockwork choreography, rhythmic fugue and ice art into a fantastical tale that urgently asks:

How do we hold a moment if we constantly crave the next big thing?

Ragged Wing Ensemble’s Mission is to catalyze a deep cultural shift where artistic action is at the center of vital social change. We aim to connect artists and audiences through the ritual of live performance, exploring universal questions that span the ancient and contemporary.  We engage in the study and practice of Ensemble, collaboratively creating new, interdisciplinary works and activating the next generation of artistically engaged citizens.

We are the do-ers. The shape-shifters, the great adapters, mythic storytellers and visionaries. We make the rules and break the rules. We roll up our sleeves. Take on big questions.  Design the world we want to live in and then build it. We walk into the mouth of fear. We cultivate a discipline of courage.”

AWysh: Sound, Light and Movement
Saturday, April 14, 8:00PM
AWysh Theatre, 2509 Myrtle Street, Oakland
please RSVP to AWysh.theatre@gmail.com

“We offer to the public an experience like no other, rich with directed-awareness-based-experiences, and immersive multimedia. Through role-play and musicality, we explore and heal together.

Our light-hearted modalities include:
Body movement

Cultivating an environment of vibrational humor and introspection, we invite our spirit and our full selves into a FUN healing environment where spaciousness of being, unhampered by judgement, facilitates healing. We break the ice with humorous role-play, and delight our senses with acoustic and luminous inter-play.”

South Bay Pagan Salon
Tuesday, April 16, 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”

Park Champions Volunteer Workday at Candlestick Point
Wednesday, April 17, 9:00AM-2:00PM
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, San Francisco
Free, please register at the website below

“The California State Parks Foundation is seeking volunteers at Candlestick Point. Candlestick Wednesday workdays focus on assisting park staff with light maintenance. Projects include tree trimming, brush removal, and weeding/power washing/painting in picnic areas. Teens over 14 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Through our Park Champions program, we hold multiple volunteer workdays at underfunded parks across the state. Our volunteer projects are selected to help with parks’ unmet needs. Volunteering at a Park Champions workday is a fun way to meet other like-minded park supporters and to make tangible improvements to your favorite parks.

The need has never been more urgent for our precious California state park system. Budget cuts over the years have reduced staff and financial resources to the breaking point, and volunteerism has become increasingly vital to parks’ survival. Even though many parks have received a temporary reprieve from closure and will stay open for the next year, resources still remain at an all-time low. Your help has never been more meaningful.

Hope to see you there!”

Thanks to Ivy for letting me know about this event!

Exploratorium Opening Day  
Wednesday, April 17, 9:00AM-10:00PM
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco
Free outdoor activities

“To celebrate Opening Day at Pier 15, the Exploratorium will offer free, outdoor programming from morning to night. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, beginning at 9:00AM and continuing throughout the day, artists, special guests, volunteers, and Explainers will offer a variety of surprises and hands-on activities for people waiting in line. The doors officially open at 10:00AM after a distinctly Exploratorium ribbon-cutting ceremony.

After sundown, live performances, festivities, and awesome moments will continue until 10:00PM.”

An Evening with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Tibetan Sound Healing
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30-9:00PM
Sacred Stream Center, 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley

“Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha Institute, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Fluent in English, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is renowned for his depth of wisdom; his clear, engaging teaching style; and his ability to make the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.”

Dianic Ritual Technique: Working with the Elements of Magick
with Lady Jesamyn Angelica, High Priestess, Sisterhood of the Moon
a class for self-identified 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.”

Want to Lighten Up about Money?
with Annie Goglia
Sunday, April 21, 1:30-4:30PM
Awaken Chiropractic, 3515 Grand Avenue, Oakland
$35-$60 sliding scale if registered and paid by April 12, $45-$70 starting April 13
For more information, please contact Annie Goglia at Annie@lifefire.com or 510-282-1279

“Did tax season leave you stressed out?
Do you have worries or anxiety about money?
Do you feel insecure however much or little money you have?

Join us for a workshop of laughter, play, humor and meditation! Let's make the shift together to a lighter more positive attitude about money.

You will learn techniques to let go of stress, and open up the possibility for:
Feelings of abundance, sense of gratitude, ease of giving and receiving

These fun and deep tools will help shift your attitude about money:
Laughter Yoga and deep breathing, Journaling and Meditation, InterPlay/authentic movement Guided Visualization and more!”

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”

Grandmother Flordemayo visits the Bay Area
Sunday, April 28, 3:00-6:30PM
Enso Studios, 131 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
$40, pre-registration required

“Flordemayo is a spiritual healer, medical intuitive and 'Curandera Espiritu' (healer by divine spirit). She will take us on the journey of her ancestors who have passed down healing remedies made from traditional herbs, prayers, ceremony, and the sacred seed temple.”

Wand-Making Intensive in the Sacred Path Tradition
with Rev. Patrick McCollum
Friday-Sunday, May 17-19
private home in Moraga, exact address given upon registration
$275 includes camping, meal plan available for $100

“This is a three day, hands-on workshop where participants learn the history of the sacred wand and how to perform the rituals surrounding its creation. Walk the Sacred Path with Patrick McCollum, while he shares his tradition and guides you in making a magical wand that is truly your own.

This is a transformational workshop that will deeply affect all in attendance as you join Patrick McCollum in becoming immersed in the natural world and learn the lore and greater context of wand-making within the Sacred Path tradition. It will be different than anything attendees have experienced before.

Space is extremely limited. Register ASAP as workshop will fill up!
$275 includes on-site camping, $100 additional for meals.
The Workshop will be held on Patrick McCollum's property in Moraga, CA. Directions will be given to attendees after registration.

There are nearby hotel options for those who need them, but due to the early beginning each day of the workshop (7:00AM), onsite camping is encouraged.

Reverend McCollum is an internationally recognized spiritual leader in the Pagan/Earth-Based religions whose work toward human rights, social justice, and equality for all religions and spiritual traditions, transcends cultural, religious, and political barriers. Reverend McCollum is the 2010 recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism. Reverend McCollum's spiritual work focuses on seeing the sacred within each and every human being and bringing together people of all spiritual paths, to work together toward global sustainability and world peace.”

Have a Timelessly Renewing, Intensively Healing Week!

Molly Blue Dawn


  1. Re: the South Bay Pagan Salon, when I contacted Jason Mankey about it a couple months ago, he said he was no longer running it and did not know if it was even still going on.