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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for August 2013 and beyond - Mark Your Calendars!

Mark your calendars for:

San Jose Renaissance Faire
Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Guadalupe River Park, 494 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Adults $17, ages 13-17, seniors and military $12, ages 6-12 $7, under 6 free
Parking $5 at HP Pavilion

“If you love Renaissance Faires, this full-scale, interactive experience is not to be missed. San Jose Renaissance Faire offers you a chance to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. See brave and bold knights competing for the favor of the Her Majesty's Court and for their lady's affection during full-contact jousts held in the Queen's Tiltyard each day. 700 costumed performers will bring Shakespeare's England to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolke, offering continuous entertainment of spectacular variety. You'll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors drawing you even deeper into the Renaissance.”

Basic VortexHealing Training
taught by Gailynn Carroll
Tuesday-Saturday, August 6-10,
9:00AM-5:00PM daily, first day begins at 8:45AM
Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Class Price for Early Registration is $640 for all five days
To register , please e-mail vortexhealingberkeley@gmail.com

“You are invited to explore and learn this amazing healing art!

The Nature of a Basic VortexHealing Training
A brief description of the Basic VortexHealing Training will not easily convey the depth of it, nor the fact that, for many, it is a life-changing event.  In the Basic VortexHealing Training you undergo a tremendous ‘light-acceleration’, which evolves your energy system and enables you to receive the VortexHealing transmissions from the Divine Source of our lineage. The main transmission is called the ‘Vortex Wheel’, which comes into manifestation in the heart. This is our energetic bridge for accessing Divine energy and consciousness. It enables (a) the channeling of 49 unique forms of Divine Vortex Energy, (b) the channeling of Merlin’s Healing Essence, which brings in the transformative power of Divine Consciousness, and (c) the ability to channel energy from the Divine Web.

The individual healing tools can be channeled separately or together. Since each form of Vortex Energy has a unique function (to energize, to ground, to nurture, to burn out infection, etc), and since Merlin’s Healing Essence accesses Divine Consciousness, this enables a very wide range of healing possibilities:
The energy system as a whole, or specific parts of it, can be deeply energized (or grounded, or nurtured, or transformed, etc.).
The meridian system can be cleared and harmonized.
‘Karma knots’ (which are a core support for karmic and emotional issues, held in the karmic body) can be cleared.
Deep clearings can be done through the subtle energetic bodies, chakras and physical tissues
Both emotional and physical issues can be deeply impacted by this work.
This healing can be done on yourself or others, in person or at a distance.

In addition, there are other transformative processes that are taught in class:
You learn how to get information from Divine Presence.
You learn meditations for connecting more deeply with Divine Presence and for opening the spiritual heart.
You recreate your Grounding Cord, which grounds you to the core of the earth and strengthens you. (Everyone is born with a grounding cord, but in the West, almost everyone loses it by the time they are 4 years old.)
You learn how to bring focus to the third eye.
You receive a lot of detailed information about our energy system and about how our issues become embedded in it.
You receive a very detailed map for the spiritual awakening that is generated by the Divine through the process and classes of VortexHealing.

During the Training there will be hands-on healing practice, both in healing oneself and others.

Please pass this info. along if you know someone that would like to take this class and deeply transform their life.

Please email me if you would like to Register for the Class or if you have any questions!

With Love and Light,
Robert Courtney (aka Dragonfly Adularia)”

History Walking Tours at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
Saturday, August 10, tours leave every 20 minutes, 10:00-11:00AM
tours start at Franklin Gate, 1600 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa
For additional information, please call 707-543-3292

“Experience the history and learn the stories of the people of Sonoma County and California during an 80 minute docent-led walk through this pioneer cemetery. (Uneven surfaces and slopes).”

The Tudor Tailor
Saturday, August 10, 10:00AM-5:00PM
The Fetterley Playhouse, 3467 Sonoma Boulevard, Suite 10, Vallejo
$65, includes snacks and lunch.
For reservations, please Lynn L Combs at costumecloset1@att.net

“Vallejo Music Theatre presents: The Tudor Tailors and their new book The Tudor Child.
Join The Tudor Tailor for a full-day's program offering a presentation and three participatory
workshops on the essentials of historic clothing reconstruction.
Ninya and Jane give an inspirational guide to research, advise on sourcing appropriate materials, demonstrate an essential sixteenth century construction technique, and show how to embellish and finish fabric surfaces.
Reservation includes snacks and lunch.
How to make reservations:
Contact Lynn L Combs at costumecloset1@att.net
Please give me a phone number and good time to reply. Credit cards are accepted.
This is a fundraiser for Vallejo Music Theatre, a 501(c)3 not for profit, and will help support our community theatre programs.”

Redwood Dulcimer Day
Saturday, August 10,
Workshops starting at 9:00AM
Concert at 7:00PM
Aptos Community United Methodist Church, 221 Thunderbird Drive, Aptos
Workshops $50 in advance registration, $60 at the door, dinner included
Concert $15

“Redwood Dulcimer Day offers beginning to advanced music workshops on playing the Mountain Dulcimer, a magical sounding instrument that anyone can learn to play and some have taken to lofty heights.

Even if you are a complete beginner and do not own a dulcimer, come anyway. We will lend you an instrument and provide beginning level instruction to get you started. And if you already play, come prepared to make musical leaps. Redwood Dulcimer Day offers a low-pressure, low stress environment where everyone can relax and have fun playing and learning about the mountain dulcimer and just making music.

Our guest artist this year will be Karen Mueller, a dulcimer virtuoso with extensive experience as a performer, teacher, and recording artist. She started playing the dulcimer in 1979 by learning the progressive tunes on the Pacific Rim Dulcimer Project record, featuring dulcimer legends Neal Hellman, Force and d'Ossche, and Bonnie Carol. From there she started adding traditional Appalachian and Celtic music to her repertoire, and developed her own arrangements of these styles as well as pop, jazz, and original material. Her techniques range from rhythmic flatpicking and strumming to sensitive fingerpicking.”

All Night Stargazing: Sunset thru Sunrise
with Stargazer Li
Saturday, August 10, 6:30PM-7:30AM the following morning
RSVP to info@stargazerli.com for exact location in Sebastopol
$180, adults only
see website for registration details

“Come learn nearly the entire starry sky in one night - during the Perseids meteor shower!

We'll gather before sunset to learn the horizon calendar, then throughout the night in a field under the stars, guided by the visible beam of a green laser, you'll see and learn the movements and constellations, including of most of the zodiac and the lunar mansions, many of the planets, and folklore from different times and cultures, all the while seeing directly the story that's unfolding at this time, dosing with planetary and essence elixirs, and dancing deeply with the cosmos... This night will change your relationship with the starry night sky forever!

Limited Space is available, so Register Soon! This is going to be an epic night!!

This evening is especially for those who have experienced a night under the sky with Stargazer Li before, so we can go even deeper into connection with the cosmos, but it is open to first time stargazers who want an immersion experience!

This is event is for adults only, no kids this time.
We'll be gathering in a field outside Sebastopol, CA
There will be an optional potluck before we begin the evening, and breakfast as an option the next morning. You can stay over on Sunday to sleep before heading out by late afternoon if you'd like. Directions will be emailed to registered participants.
To register:

1)  Email me  info@stargazerli.com  with the names, and email addresses of the people that will be attending, and in how many cars, and where you are coming from. Also, let me know how you are connected to me, and if you've stargazed with me before.

2) Pay a deposit of $60 per participant to hold your spot.            

TOTAL COST for the event:   $180 person, $120 person  (low income)
Join me for this once in a lifetime opportunity to deeply engage with the universe!”

Sonora Sacred Commerce Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11,
Saturday, 9:30AM-5:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sonora Fire Department, 201 S Shepherd Street, Sonora
see website for registration details

“Imagine a world where healthy connection and communication were the foundation for any creative endeavor. Be it with family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors and community members, we are all be-ings, sharing experiences, to discover our Selves.

What if awakening was the context in your communities (workplace, home, etc)? What if management meant being accountable for your staff, co-workers, family and/or friends having a great life? What if conflicts were perceived as opportunities and doorways to more workable solutions?

Sacred commerce is business, relationship and community as a path to awakening. It is a practice of human sustainability that creates everything, even money, as an opportunity to grow and awaken to our largest potentials. Regardless of your position, this course will endow you with the tools to embark on a path to creating a more productive, fulfilling, and profitable life for all.

This workshop is an experiential hands on training of awakening that you can take with you and implement into all areas of your life.”

Growing Goddess - A Rites of Passage Journey for Young Women
Monday-Friday, August 12-16,
Commonweal Garden at Regenerative Design Institute, Bolinas - exact address given upon registration
Ages 11-14

“Growing Goddess is a 5-day overnight camp for young women, focused on marking a special time where a girl is stepping through the threshold into womanhood. We create a culture with the support of mentors and close connection to the earth that marks this powerful transition. This Rites of Passage draws out each young woman's gifts, inner resources and glimmering authenticity. We have elders share stories and teachings and create space for the young women to share their own stories of struggle and of hope. The competitiveness between young women easily melts into seeing each other as webs of support.

We will focus on self care through listening to our bodies and honoring our connection to the earth. As young women go through changes in their bodies, minds and spirits, on the way to womanhood, it is essential to have support from community, sisters, elders, and an intimate earth connection. We will learn about the changes within us, and around us and how to approach this ebb and flow in the Wise Woman Tradition.
The knowing is in the doing.

Activities will include:
Nature Connection

Bird Language


Plant Wisdom
Ancestral Crafts
Primitive skills
Sit spots
Ritual and ceremony
Self care and love
Singing, dancing and games

$650  Program Fee includes organic meals prepared together, campsite and program materials.”

Laguna Fest 2013
Saturday, August 17, 10:00AM-8:00PM
Laguna Farm, 1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol

“Laguna Farm plays host to Laguna Fest, our annual open house, community celebration and education day. This event is Laguna Farm’s way of thanking our community while joining powers with local non-profits, educators, crafts persons, chefs, and community leaders. During this day-long event, participants can learn how to create fire by friction, tour the Laguna de Santa Rosa, ask experts for garden advice, experience herbal preparations, find new togs in our up-cycled clothing swap, understand new concepts in composting and many other sustainability topics.

Throughout the years, Laguna Farm has opened it’s barn doors to the community to say thank you for being a part of our farm. This day long event supports the work of several non-profits including the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Sonoma County Herb Exchange, the Ceres Project, Food For Thought, and Daily Acts!  We honor this beautiful land with restoration of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, tours through our growing fields, blessings of the land and lessons in history, indigenous uses of resources and commitments of regeneration. Come take part and see how learning new skills in a community party can help regenerate the planet by supporting local agricultural pursuits.”

Bay Area Tarot Symposium
Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
see website for detailed schedule and registration information

“The first, the original, the only... There is NOTHING like a BATS!

Two days of Tarot-drenched fun and frolic including workshops, presentations, readings in the Pagan Science Reading Room, fabulous schmoozery, and the legendary Tarot Bazaar, featuring Tarot Garden (your source for all things Tarot) and the Millard Fillmore Memorial Spiritualist Temple Garage Sale (the retail arm of the DoD)
Plus! the Raffle of Fabulous Prizes!

The BATS in the Belfry Magickal, Mystical Mixer on Saturday night will feature the Michael Kenny jazz combo and special guest performers.”

San Jose Pride
Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18, 12:00-7:00PM
Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way, San Jose
see website for detailed schedule and ticket information

“Equality for Everyone

40 years ago, in 1971, a few dozen people organized and congregated for the first Gay Rights rally in San Jose. The following year, the first gay newspaper, Lambda News, began to promote the event. In 1976, hundreds would gather for the first official Gay Pride Festival, held at St. James Park in downtown San Jose, featuring political speakers, community booths, and local entertainment. In 1977, the first Gay Pride Parade kicked off what had become the yearly San Jose Gay Pride Festival.

The 80s gay movement named Stockton Street home of San Jose Gay Pride. In the years following, many gay-owned businesses began to spring up in this quiet west-downtown neighborhood, creating one of the first gay communities in Santa Clara County. This Rose Garden neighborhood offered a familiar and safe place to gather, socialize, and live. Prior to its current location on The Alameda, Stockton Street was also home to the first Billy DeFrank Center.

As the city continued to grow in the 90s, gay culture started to show itself in the mainstream, and attendance began to increase. Soon the yearly celebration outgrew the Stockton Street area. In 1995, after receiving an offer from the City of San Jose to return to Downtown, the Pride Parade and Festival was relocated to its current home in Discovery Meadow Park on San Carlos Street. With year-round support from hundreds of community volunteers and sponsors, thousands from near and far continue to gather annually to celebrate San Jose Pride, our diversity, and our community.

In 2013, we celebrate the 38th Annual San Jose PRIDE Festival in spirit of Strength and Diversity during the third weekend in August, in Discovery Meadow Park, in Downtown San Jose.”

Forest Faire
with Community Seed
Saturday, August 24, 10:00AM-5:00PM
40 Thieves Picnic Area, De Laveaga Drive, 850 Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz

“Come one, come all!
Community Seed is hosting its first homemade Craft and Psychic Festival, and we’re calling it the Forest Faire!

Live music all day! Everything from folk to ukulele to Celtic to drum circles.
Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it under the Redwoods.
Live Bellydancing performances!
Lovely handmade jewelry, clothing and magickal wares from local artists

And, down in the grove…..
20 of the best psychics, healers and readers in the bay area, all hand-picked by the Community Seed board of Directors.
Services from any of these wonderful folks will be $20.00 for 20 minutes.
Make an appointment, get a small sample or just meet and talk with any or all of ‘em before making your choice(s).

Make it a magickal day in the woods - and maybe change your life!”

Dr. E.P. Kitty’s Wunderkammer Festival
featuring the Great Sonoma County Handcar Races
Sunday, August 25, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Historic Railroad Square, 9 4th Street, Santa Rosa
$8 in advance through April 15, $10 after April 15, children 12 and under freehttp://www.wunderkammerfestival.com

“Wunderkammer blends art and science into one gigantic feat of moving parts, sounds, and people.

Wunderkammer, featuring The Great Sonoma County Handcar Races, represents a public celebration of Mechanical Handcar Races, Visual, Culinary, and Costumed Performing Arts combined with an inclusive concept of Community Participation and Human Ingenuity embracing sustainability, alternative transportation, and good old fashioned fun.

Attractions include:
Children’s Midway
The Luther Burbank Food Circus
Live Music and other Performers
and, of course, the Handcar Races!”

CAYA Fun For Everyone: Burning Man 2014
Monday-Monday, August 26 - September 2
Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada
To be part of the CFE rideshare, please contact Cross Sidhe at cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com

Cross Sidhe says:
“That is right!!!!  I am going back to the Playa and I am taking you with me!!!  I will have 3 to 4 seats open.  Other drivers are most welcome.  Planning will start after Burning Man 2013.  Camp CAYA?  Dome?  Art?  Group Origami?  The possibilities are limitless.”

Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium
Session 2: Friday - Monday, August 30-September 2
Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101, Laytonville
see website for detailed schedule and registration details

“PlantWomen gather! The Tribe comes together!

Now, two times a year, women from many backgrounds of life gather together in great celebration for four full days of inspiring Herbal and Sustainability classes, gourmet vegetarian meals, talented campfire capers, amazing handcrafted marketplace items, Rites-of-Passage Ceremonies, powerful campfire drumming and dancing, refreshing swimming hole dips, and conversations with remarkable and inspiring women!

We meet together under the ancient oaks, douglas firs, and bay trees of Northern California. Our main gathering area is encircled by sixteen tipis with a large firepit in the center. All classes are held sitting on the ground under these majestic trees, or under shade tarps that we have set-up. At night we camp together, either in the tipis or in tents that we each bring.

During the days we are a gathering of women and children studying, teaching, learning, networking, and talking about plants, healing, and healthy lifestyles. When the sun goes down we become a playful and celebratory group, chatting, chanting, singing, showing off our talents, drumming and dancing into the night around the campfire.

We are a group of 350-400 women and children and we gather to learn from each other, to nurture and nourish each other, to take a break from our daily lives, to regenerate, refresh, dance, frolic, talk plants, and most of all, to have a REALLY GOOD THYME together!

Each session is a separate event. Do join us for one or both sessions!”

Abbot's Bromliad
Monday, September 2, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Joaquin Miller Park, 3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland

"Abbots Bromley and traditional English dance enthusiasts are invited to join California Revels in a day of good friends, good music, good dancing another celebration of the Abbots Bromley antler dance.

Every September since at least the middle ages the dancers in the English village of Abbots Bromley take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of dancing through the town and countryside. California Revels celebrates the festivities on Labor Day.

The annual Abbots Bromliad in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park is set for Labor Day on September 2nd. Since 2010 a continually increasing group of Revelers take part in or watch what has become the worlds largest Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. All Abbots Bromley and traditional English dance enthusiasts are invited to join the California Revels in a day of good food, good music, good dancing and another celebration our 4th Abbots Bromley Horn Dance Day. This free event will take place in a beautiful glade in Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland on Monday, September 2nd. Picnickers can arrive any time after 11:00AM. Bring the kids, a blanket and your favorite foods and beverages. There will be music and Morris dancing (teams cordially invited) as well as called group dancing. Then at 1:00PM, we'll set up for the largest Abbots Bromley serpentine ever. Bring your antlers, toy bow and arrow, hobby horse, fools cap or parasol. If you're a musician, bring your fiddle, your drum or your pipe too. The fun continues until 3:00PM. Show up and be a part of dance history!

DIRECTIONS: We'll be dancing and picnicking in this beautiful glade. Here's how to find Joaquin Miller Park Make a left into the park at the upper Sanborn intersection - you'll see a sign for Woodminster Amphitheater. You can park for free along Joaquin Miller Road and walk in, or park at the community center just inside the park ($5) and walk down. There may also be free parking in the Amphitheater lots. We'll be in the first glade along the trail downhill from the Sanborn entrance. We'll post a sign."

Hoot and Howl
Saturday, September 7, 6:00-10:00PM
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose
$150, 21+

“What is the Hoot and Howl?
This is a fundraising benefit unlike any other. A secret back entrance to Happy Hollow through Danny’s cave, 3 signature cocktails, private access to the park playgrounds after hours, 7 foodie stations by PSRT, up close animal encounters, complimentary photo booth by The Laugh Box, dancing, bathtub racers, Happy Hollow ‘Lounge’, and a sake bar from Yuki Sushi at the top of the Redwood Lookout. Danny the Dragon and the rollercoaster will be open. All your favorites from last year, plus some new surprises. Leave the kids at home, and party with the animals after dark.

When is the event?
Save the date: it’s Saturday, September 7, 6:00-10:30PM, at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.

Who benefits?
Our animals like to have fun, too, and at Hoot and Howl you can see and purchase special enrichment toys for the animals. In addition to animal enrichment, your donations support many quality programs at Happy Hollow, including conservation efforts on four continents, a science education program aligned with California standards, and one of the oldest puppet theaters in the country. Did you know that Happy Hollow is a nationally accredited zoo with a stellar reputation in the industry? Did you know that Happy Hollow is the FIRST LEED certified GOLD park and zoo in the country? You’re supporting the arts, conservation and species survival when you support
Happy Hollow.”

Willits Kinetic Carnivale
Saturday-Sunday, September 7-8, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Mendocino County Museum, 400 East Commercial Street, Willits
see website for admission and schedule details

“The Second Annual Willits Kinetic Carnivale, September 7-8, 2013
An Amazing Array of Activities for Aficionados of Kinetic Energy and Steam Handcar Races
Grand Ball
Roots of Motive Power
Annual Steam-Up
Kinetic Fly-In
Airport Day
Kinetic Carnivale and Vendor Fair
For more information, please call 707-459-7699 or e-mail Info@KineticCarnivale.com

National Heirloom Exposition
Tuesday-Thursday, September 10-12, 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
Adults $10 for one day, $25 for all 3 days, children 17 and under free

“The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. Our inaugural event held mid-September 2011 in Santa Rosa, California drew more than 10,000 people from around the country and beyond. With more than 70 speakers and 250 natural food vendors, the event was the largest gathering in pure food history! The Heirloom Expo has gained incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public - so much so that it is being called the World’s Fair of the pure food movement!”

CAYA Public Service Day at Alameda County Community Food Bank
Saturday, September 14, 1:00-4:00PM
Alameda County Community Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland
Please RSVP to Molly Blue Dawn at mollmac@gmail.com

CAYA’s Public Service Project for Autumn 2013 will include an afternoon shift helping out at the Alameda County Community Food Bank.  In the spirit of gratitude for, and eagerness to share, our abundance during the harvest season, we will help to sort and pack donated produce to be distributed to those in need of extra nourishment this year.

If you would like to join our team, please contact me at mollmac@gmail.com.

CAYA is also doing a Virtual Food Drive!

Casa de Fruta Renaissance Faire
Saturdays-Sundays, September 14-October 13, 10:00AM-6:00PM,
final weekend!
10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152, Gate 6, Hollister (south of Gilroy)
$25 Adults, Children under 12 Free!  Parking $5

“Our little village of Willingtown comes to life as our annual Market Faire welcomes talented and exotic performers from throughout the globe to our streets and stages. The Entertainment is non stop all day.

The streets and stages boast music and dance from traditional Morris and English Country, to Celtic and Gypsy Tribal. Swashbuckling swordfighters render women defenseless with their charm and skill.

The original form of Renaissance theatre is played out on the Royal Garden stage in the form of the hilarious Commedia Dell Arte performed by the renowned troupe, Commedia Volante.

Foolishness and fun rule the day as ever popular favorites, Moonie the Magnif’cent and BrooN bring their unique brand of mischief and humor to the Fools stage. The town is buzzing as the villagers prepare for a visit from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and the most famous Privateer of the time, Sir Francis Drake. Happy peasants, crooked Constables, gossiping washerwomen, and merry maidens fill the streets with revelry as the festivities begin. Seven stages boast non stop entertainment. For a complete list of shows, click on The Stages category. Meet all of the Theme Characters, Guilds and Musicians that fill the streets on our Theme Characters, Guilds and Musicians pages.”

The Healing of Love Autumn Camp
presented by Network For New Culture
Thursday-Tuesday, September 19-24
LoveJourney Temple in Sebastopol
exact address will be given upon registration
$375 includes meals and shared lodging

“Autumn Camp is co-creating the transformation of our Culture through Universal Earthy Love in the deepest sense. By Universal Love we mean deep intimacy, transparency, honesty, spirituality, genuine equality, compassion, ultimate respect for autonomy and sexual freedom all through the context of community.

Network For New Culture seeks to create an environment where authenticity, transparency and honesty are not only welcomed, but encouraged and valued deeply.  In this workshop we will be growing skills, consciousness and connections in community.  It is this environment, a new culture, that is so different from our current one.  It is this environment that produces the surprising energy, enthusiasm, trust and desire to create a deep group bond. We believe it takes a village to raise a consciousness.  This village provides the context to understand one’s authentic self, to grow as social beings and experience significance and belonging. It is juicy, energetic, sweet and inspirational. It is different… and transformative… a New Culture. Of course, the transformation we hope to achieve has implications not only for small communities but the community of the world, a more loving, trusting, compassionate peaceful world.

Autumn Camp Theme: Cultivating your Tribal Technology Skills
Learn to use the tools you need for creating New Culture in your neighborhood. Tools for creating a loving, trusting, transparent, transformational tribe.  Learn how to create ‘The Field’ of focused group energy playfully pulling the authentic YOU forward, beyond your box, into your clearer, stronger voice and choice.

The Field:  We are creating a ‘field’ aka The Sacred Matrix where, when one person succeeds in personal transformation, all people in the connected group will benefit, by observing that person’s work in a safe, loving container.

The Venue: It takes place at the breathtakingly beautiful Love Journey Tantra Temple in Sebastopol, CA. Shared space and tent camping are included in event price. Private rooms are all available, please contact sfbay.nc.events@gmail.com for pricing, etc.”

The Secrets Of Laughter
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
with Annie Goglia
Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, 9:30AM-5:3-PM
private home, Rockridge, Oakland, exact address given upon registration
see website for registration details

“Spread the Joy! Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader!

Would you like to:
Attract more joy and laughter in your life?
Promote health and well-being through laughter?
Learn skills that will improve your leadership abilities and social life?
Know how to use laughter as a way to improve quality of life for yourself and others?
Spread peace through the magic of laughter?
Start your own laughter club?
Learn how to lead laughter yoga workshops for parties, the elderly, businesses, organizations, schools?
Answer yes to any of these questions? Then this fun and useful workshop is for you!  
Early bird!  Pay (postmarked) by August 31 - check $295 or Paypal $299
Pay (postmarked) by September 14 - check $345 or Paypal $350
If financially in need, please talk to Annie about the possibility of work exchange and/or providing free workshop space for partial cost of training.
For work exchange, register ASAP: No later than August 31. Limited availability.

Feel free to email or call me with questions.
annie@lifefire.com, Home: 510-655-1433 and Cell 510-282-1279
Looking forward to lots of laughter and fun with you!

Warmly and in shared laughter

The Kepler Story
Sundays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30PM
Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive,
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

“We are excited to announce our first ever prime-time Sunday evening performance series taking place in the Morrison Planetarium - the world’s largest all digital dome. As a one-man performance with dramatic supporting music and full dome visuals, the Morrison Planetarium in collaboration with Motion Institute presents The Kepler Story - an innovative, immersive performance piece about the life and story of 17th-century astronomer and mystic Johannes Kepler. The story of his life, including his discovery of the three laws of planetary motion which removed Earth once and for all from its position at the center of the Universe, took an even more dramatic turn when his mother was arrested for witchcraft and Kepler was forced to defend her. On the way to her trial, reading Galileo’s father’s book on harmony, Kepler experienced one of his greatest epiphanies about the harmony of the universe.

History, religion, passion and science intersect in this remarkable individual’s life with a performance in the Academy’s planetarium that has the capacity to elicit moments of transcendence as it enlivens your senses and stimulates your mind. We will explore Kepler’s unique capacity to integrate a worldview steeped in mysticism with a rigorous scientific perspective based on observation and experimentation.

The Kepler Story is produced by Motion Institute, a Bay Area nonprofit theater production company that offers audiences a singular view of current issues, presented in ways that are contemporary, unpredictable, and embedded in the narratives of their own lives. Written and directed by Nina Wise and performed by Norbert Weisser, a veteran film and stage actor, The Kepler Story integrates spectacular visuals developed by the Morrison Planetarium visualization studio and Toshi Anders Hoo, deeply moving music by composer and cellist Zoe Keating and sound design by Emmy Award winner Christopher Hedge.”

Santa Rosa Mystic Fair
Saturday, October 19, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa

Workshop presenters and exhibitors include Cat Yronwode, Elvyra Curcuruto, Vicki Dobbs of Falling Feather Creations, Jane Keene, Golden Lotus Spiritual Healing, and Reverend Charlotte Tinker.

Thanks to Carin for letting me know about this event!

Song for All Beings
A Musical Celebration of Lovingkindness
Saturday, November 2, 7:30PM
Marin Civic Center Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
$48-$62 in advance, $54-$68 at the door

“Jennifer Berezan and Edge of Wonder present the premiere performance of Song for All Beings, A Celebration of Lovingkindness. This musical meditation features an extraordinary gathering of musicians, dancers, activists, visual artists and spiritual teachers from around the world to create a communal ritual based in the Buddhist practices of metta (lovingkindness) and compassion. Based on the acclaimed recording In These Arms, A Song for All Beings, this unique event builds on Jennifer’s past visionary and ritual musical offerings, especially the beloved performances of Praises for the World.
Song for all Beings is a participatory musical journey to evoke peace, healing and unity for the earth and all beings.

As our culture has moved away from a connection to Nature and a felt sense of being part of the universal family of life, there is an abiding human need for contact with All That Is. Song for All Beings, which will continue as one integrated piece for over two hours, will provide a container in which this oneness can be catalyzed and experienced by everyone present.

Part of the 2013 concert’s proceeds will help to support grassroots organizations working for environmental and social justice.”

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