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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Karma Cinema Month at the New Parkway, Wood Sprites Gnomes and Fairies Oh My!, Celtic Sands, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, WomenSpirit Elderflower Festival, Photo Booth Dress-Up Evening, Free Evening at the Schulz Museum, Concert in the Redwood Grove, In Her Name Circle: Reconnecting with the Starry Pleiades: Virgin Mothers of the World?, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Fortunate Daughter, Gold Rush! The Un-Scripted Barbary Coast Musical, Learn About Pagan Civil Rights, The Magic of Flowers: Working with Our Blossoming Allies, Tony Furtado In Concert, Meet Play Laugh, The OM Conference, History Walking Tours at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Water Water Everywhere, The Tudor Tailor, Day in the Life 1901, Berkeley Spark, Pollinators at Lakeside Garden, Community Seed’s Open Circle, From Belize to America: a Modern Mayan Life, Summer Social and Paella Party, East Bay Waltz, Redwood Dulcimer Day, All Night Stargazing: Sunset thru Sunrise, Laura Inserra CD Release Concert, Night of the Shooting Star, Contra Costa Crystal Fair, Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sonora Sacred Commerce Workshop, Time Travel Weekends, Romeo and Juliet, Bay Area Seasonal Herb Walk Series: Summer Session, Temple of Aphrodite, Cupcakes and Muffintops - Clothing and Bake Sale, Conscious Goddess: Priestesshood in the New Age, Open Society Project - Dios de la Adrenalina, The Witch's Garden, Kozmik Kirtan, Japanese American Club’s Summer Festival, Perseid Peak, The Tradition of Stilt-walking in Colombia, Growing Goddess - A Rites of Passage Journey for Young Women, Hope and Healing for Thyroid Disorders, Tarot Salon, Walking Tour of Prince Memorial Greenway, Street Theater in a Society of Conflict, Calling the Dream: An Exploration Group

Karma Cinema Month at the New Parkway
Through August
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland,510-658-7900
Pay what you wish!

“August is Karma Cinema Month at the New Parkway!

For the entire month of August, The New Parkway Theater is encouraging patrons to pay-what-they-wish for their movie ticket. In turn, 30% of ticket sales will be donated to four local nonprofit Karma Partners, each in a different sector doing vital work in our community. Karma Cinema partners include: Alameda County Community Food Bank, College Track, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Hopalong Animal Rescue.

Not only is the New Parkway a unique theatergoing experience but it’s also a community-centered space that’s committed to the betterment of the East Bay. Since we opened our doors in December, we have been consistently working with local nonprofits, and we look forward to broadening and deepening our work through Karma Cinema in August. We love that we can both help raise awareness and help raise funds for these nonprofits that are doing such critical work.

The New Parkway is inviting people to experience the power of generosity with Karma Cinema. Not only will patrons be encouraged to be as generous as possible, but they will also be showered with unexpected gifts throughout the month. New Parkway moviegoers are encouraged to be as generous as possible, and then they choose where they want their karma to flow.

About our Karma Partners

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Since 1985, Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts in the Bay Area. This year, the Food Bank will distribute 25 million pounds of food, more than half farm-fresh produce. The Food Bank serves 1 in 6 Alameda County residents - two-thirds of whom are children and seniors - by distributing food through a network of 275 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations. Alameda County Community Food Bank has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating for seven consecutive years - a record of excellence and efficiency matched by only 2 percent of nonprofits nationwide.

College Track
College Track is a college completion program that actively engages low-income students from the summer before 9th grade through college graduation and provides them with the academic, social and financial resources necessary to succeed. College Track started in 1997 in East Palo Alto, CA with 27 high school freshmen from Carlmont High School. Since then, the program has grown to serve over 1,400 students in six cities: Oakland, San Francisco, East Palo Alto, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Aurora, CO.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. Over the years, our work has included police accountability, justice system reform, economic development, climate change, youth leadership, violence prevention, and civic engagement. Today we are focused on ending the mass incarceration crisis unfairly impacting communities of color, starting with cutting our nation’s incarceration rate in half over the next 10 years.

Hopalong Animal Rescue
Hopalong Animal Rescue is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with over 22,000 animals saved to date! We rescue abandoned dogs and cats from the streets and shelters of 9 local counties, get them medically treated, fixed, fostered and adopted out to loving, permanent homes. We also champion a low income spay/neuter program for the Bay Area, and are one of the few to offer a comprehensive Pet Survivor Program.”

Thanks to Audra for letting me know about this event!

Wood Sprites, Gnomes, and Fairies Oh, My!
Kids Art Class with Sarah Logan
Wednesday, August 7,  9:00AM-12:00PM
Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton
Reservations required, please call 925-846-8826 or e-mail orders@townecenterbooks.com
“Artist Sarah Logan, will facilitate this class. It's designed for kids 8+ and will definitely get their creative juices flowing making masks, paper puppets, and an edible terrarium.”

Celtic Sands
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30-7:45PM
Orinda Public Library, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda

“Celtic Sands will bring a tear to your eye and a bit of dance to your step with their mix of traditional Irish reels and jigs, plaintive Celtic airs and ballads and sometimes a little Celtic rock together for an intimate sound and some lively good times. The trio consists of fiddle, acoustic guitar, Celtic harp, Irish flute, bodhran, tin whistle, piano and vocals.”
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
presented by the students of The Scene Summer Conservatory
Wednesday-Thursday, August 7-8, 7:00PM
Recital Hall, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

“The 38 young actors in our Musical Theatre Summer Conservatory are busy rehearsing their showcase. They'd love you to come see their accomplishments. This year's showcase features all your favorite songs from Schoolhouse Rock (plus some wonderfully retro commercials and PSAs from the 1970s and '80s.) Tickets are on sale now but seating is extremely limited so don't delay - order your tickets today!”

WomenSpirit Elderflower Festival
Thursday-Sunday, August 7-11
Mendocino Woodlands, 39350 Little Lake Road, Mendocino
see website for registration details

“Elderflower Womenspirit is a women’s spirituality festival that takes place every August, in the Mendocino Woodlands of Northern California.  Since 1988, women have gathered together to create this festival, to create a time and space for healing and growth, as well as a growing community of empowered women.

Elderflower Womenspirit gives you four days of rest and relaxation, camping in cabins or tents by a creek in a beautiful redwood forest.  Enjoy gourmet catered meals, with vegetarian options.  Camp amenities include hot showers!

Elderflower Womenspirit is a grassroots volunteer event.  There are no paid staff, presenters or entertainers.  It is a participatory spiritual experience; the rituals, workshops, entertainment and other activities are created by the women who attend.  Every woman is encouraged to bring her own unique talents and contribute to the diversity of the festival by leading and participating in workshops, rituals and other activities.

Elderflower Womenspirit is a non-denominational gathering, women of any spiritual path are welcome to participate.  We honor the Divine Feminine, however She chooses to manifest in our lives.  Our rituals celebrate the Goddess and the sacredness of nature.

Elderflower Womenspirit workshops have included a wide range of topics:  Drumming, songs and chants, movement and dance, crafts, writing, divination, ritual, herbal magic and medicine, tarot, psychic skills, astrology, Reiki, herbal medicine, bodywork, yoga, meditation, Goddess lore, various spiritual traditions, crystals, sexuality and gender issues, political topics.

Elderflower Womenspirit activities include hiking, sports, massage, an open air market, our Friday Night Performing Arts Show, 12 Step Meetings, Silent Auction and our Treasure Table.”

Photo Booth Dress-Up Evening
with Anastasia Kuba
Thursday, August 8, 5:00-9:00PM
Outback 4th Street, 1799A 4th Street, Berkeley, 510-527-1945
$10 suggested donation per photo

“Outback on 4th street is hosting a dress-up photo party and photography show by Anastasia Kuba, ‘known  for her luminous, tasteful and extraordinarily tender portraits of women.’

She will be setting up a magical photo booth for mini portrait photo sessions. We will have some amazing dresses and costumes in the store for you to wear.  And of course Outback stylists will be there to help and inspire.  
All photo sessions will be donation based ($10 -?) and all funds will be going towards Anastasia's new and exciting  project about the Russian Railroad.”

Free Evening at the Schulz Museum
Thursday, August 8, 5:00-8:00PM
Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-579-4452

“Enjoy free admission to the Museum and free ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery of Sonoma County (while supplies last).  Also, help build an over-sized House of Cards and see how high you can go!

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center was designed to reflect the modest, low key, and comfortable personality and style of an internationally-famous cartoonist.The Museum is located at 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California, across the street from Snoopy’s Home Ice, and near Schulz’s drawing studio.”

Concert in the Redwood Grove
featuring Winfred E. Eye and Jesse DeNatale
Thursday, August 8, 5:30-7:30PM (and every Thursday through August 29)
“Doors” open at 5:00PM  
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Adults $12, Youth 5-17 $5
Please register online at the website below
for more information, e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

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

Winfred E. Eye
The Oakland, California-based band Winfred E. Eye mixes rock n' roll with country boogie, adding a dark  crooning touch, and creating a style uniquely their own

Jesse DeNatale
In the vein of songwriters like Randy Newman and Bob Dylan, DeNatale's music is grounded and beautifully melodic.

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

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

In Her Name Circle: Reconnecting with the Starry Pleiades: Virgin Mothers of the World?
Margaret Rigoglioso, Founding Director of Seven Sisters Mystery School
with Joy Reichard
Thursday, August 8, 7:00-8:30PM
Ann Benner Room, UU San Mateo, 300 E Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, 650-342-5946
$10-$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The voice of the Divine Feminine is re-emerging in human consciousness, bringing us a new vision of the sacredness and unity of life.

Her mythology from diverse cultures around the globe illustrates her many representations and rich symbolism offering role models and guidance to modern women and men. Her message is one of peace, compassion, and respect for all life.

If you are seeking to learn more about the Divine Feminine, then please join us on the second Friday of each month as devotees of the Goddess gather to celebrate her many manifestations with ritual, movement, myth, song, divination and guided visualization. A $10-$20 donation is appreciated.

This month’s circle: Reconnecting with the Starry Pleiades: Virgin Mothers of the World?
with Margaret Rigoglioso, Founding Director of Seven Sisters Mystery School

In this fascinating talk, Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso will illuminate the ancient spiritual meaning of the Pleiades, the famous smudgy star cluster to which Orion’s belt points, where many peoples of the world feel they originated. To the Greeks and many others, these highly important stars were the Seven Sisters, virgin mothers of deities and kings. In the West, their stories speak of an astral history of female leadership and empowerment related to planet earth that was usurped. They were also called the Atlantides - a name suggesting a connection with Atlantis - and the Greeks believed they were associated with the founding of Troy.

The Pleiades bear lovely female names - but who exactly were they? Why are people today so attracted to them - some claiming to channel their wisdom or feeling they are ‘from there’? What is the untapped sacred female aspect of their story? What are the Pleiades saying to us today? Marguerite explores all this and more.

Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., is the founding director of Seven Sisters Mystery School, a scholar/practitioner of the ancient Mediterranean mystery traditions, and the author of The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece and Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity, pioneering books that explore women’s shamanic abilities in a (r)evolutionary new light. Marguerite combines lifelong study of the religious history of the ancient Mediterranean world and beyond with her own spiritual growth work and intuitional skills, which have been developed through years of ceremonial practice as well as intensive study in the United States.

Upcoming dates:     
September 12, October 10, November 7, December 12”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
presented by Shady Shakespeare
Thursday -Friday, August 8-9, 7:00PM
playing through September 1
Sanborn-Skyline County Park, 16055 Sanborn Road, Saratoga
see website for ticket details

“Shady Shakespeare is proud to present the highly entertaining, highly irreverent, and slightly insane 97 minute comic tour de force that has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Called ‘Pithier than Python’ and ‘Irresistible’ by the New York Times, ‘Stupendous, anchorless joy’ by the Times, and ‘Maybe the goofiest thing I've ever seen, you're telling me three grown men wrote this?’ by people like your mom. No one is safe and nothing is sacred as three intrepid actors attempt to condense the entire thirty-seven play Shakespearean canon into a single evening of cross-dressing, adolescent humor, audience participation, terrible wigs, and generally offensive hilarity. What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets range in price from $15-$20 including all ticketing and service fees - no hidden costs! Tickets are available online and will also be available at the park.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, kids 17 and under will be admitted FREE with a paid adult. Kids must still obtain a physical ticket to gain entry.”

Fortunate Daughter
Written and performed by Thao P. Nguyen
Thursday-Saturday, August 8-10, 8:00PM - final week
Impact Theatre at La Val's Subterranean, 1834 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
$17 in advance, $20 at the door

“The secret to keeping your family happy is... keeping your other family secret. A one-dyke show about the difference between coming out and coming home.

Thao’s Vietnamese parents keep pushing her to marry - a man. Her other family - her Queer activist friends, coworkers, and community - wants her to come out. Thao doesn't want to do either! But the pressure builds from both sides and she is forced to make a decision.

Since 1996 Impact Theatre has spoken to a new generation of theatregoers and longtime enthusiasts alike who want to see something fresh and fearless on stage. Our audience ranges from students to professionals to seniors, all of whom share a taste for exciting, unpretentious theatre that doesn’t conform to traditional assumptions of what constitutes high culture.

Impact ensures the continued strength of American theatre by
featuring new plays by emerging playwrights
producing vital, contemporary spins on classic drama
engaging new audiences
fostering the development of Bay Area theatremakers

Impact shows compel, provoke, and inspire, at prices everyone can afford.”

Gold Rush! The Un-Scripted Barbary Coast Musical
Thursday-Sunday, August 8-11, 8:00PM,
playing through August 24
Un-Scripted Theater Company, 2nd floor, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco

“Gambling. Prostitution. Crime. Sudden riches... nd sudden death. This summer, Un-Scripted Theater Company pays tribute to a ‘golden’ era in San Francisco: the (in)famous Barbary Coast. It was a time when extraordinarily colorful characters filled every corner of old Sydney-Town - an area that spanned a mere nine blocks but whose influence extends through the city even today. Each night, audience members will experience a never-before-seen musical journey, bringing back life as it might have existed during the earliest days of San Francisco’s history.”

Learn About Pagan Civil Rights
with Richard Paladin
arranged by the San Jose Pagan/Magick Meetup Group
Friday, August 9, 7:00PM
in the back room, Hobee's Restaurant, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
$1 suggested donation

“Richard Paladin will give a presentation about the civil rights and liberties of Pagans. It will be a high-level overview of the Supreme Court cases that have shaped religious issues today. It's important to know how the law protects, does not protect, or limits people in their religious beliefs and practice.

Though not an attorney, Richard is trained in the reading and interpretation of existing case law and the Court's decisions.

Richard will have handouts, and probably some copies of the US Constitution to give away.”

The Magic of Flowers: Working with Our Blossoming Allies
with Tess Whitehurst
Friday, August 9, 7:30PM
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View
Free, but please RSVP to 650-988-9800

“A flower is a manifestation of divine beauty and wisdom, one that can be used as the focal point for an intention, to help effect a desired positive change, or as a window into one’s own divine aspect. While simply spending time with a flower can provide spiritual sustenance, flower magic also incorporates flower essences, aromatherapy, visualization, and ritual. This fun class will provide simple, applicable, unique, and delightful tools for personal healing. Tess Whitehurst is the author of numerous books and articles about living a magical, joyful, and empowered life.”

Tony Furtado in concert
Friday, August 9, 8:00PM
Handles Gastropub, 855 Main Street, Pleasanton, 925-399-6690

“Handles is proud to present Slide guitar and Banjo Wizard and AVHS alumnus Tony Furtado for one night on our patio.

Tony Furtado grew up in Pleasanton, CA and took up the banjo at age 12.  At age 19, he entered himself and WON his first of a pair of National Banjo Championships in Winfield, Kansas. Hailed as a banjo prodigy, he signed his first record deal with Rounder Records in 1992. He went on to record 6 albums for the prestigious indie label, collaborating with the likes of Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Mike Marshall, and Kelly Joe Phelps among others. In the late 90s, with the inclusion of slide guitar and songwriting to his arsenal, Furtado began  fronting his own band and touring heavily throughout the U.S. This shift was inspired and influenced by the paths taken by musical heroes such as Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Taj Mahal. He has gone on to record and produce albums for Dualtone, What Are Records, and Funzalo Records.”

Meet Play Laugh
Friday, August 9, 7:00-8:45PM
InterPlayce, 2273 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
$20-$30, bring a friend for $15 each
for more information, contact Annie Goglia at 510-282-1279

“Looking for fun and real connection with others? Here’s the solution:
Meet Play Laugh! a LifeFire Playdate for grown ups

Join us for an evening of shared food, creative play, movement and laughter!  A fabulous combination of Laughter Yoga, InterPlay and more.

Annie will bring some light snacks. Bring some to share if you want. Look forward to a great evening of connection and fun!

In light and laughter,

The OM Conference
Friday-Sunday, August 9-11
see website for schedule and registration details
Regency Center, 1290 Sutter Street, San Francisco

“From San Francisco, to Los Angeles, to New York City, to Austin and Boulder, the practice of Orgasmic Meditation is spreading across the country quickly. It’s also made it’s way to London, England in 2012.

Orgasmic Meditation has been featured in media outlets and events such as Cosmopolitan, the New York Times, Playboy and South By South West. It’s popping up all over the place!

The OM Xperience is a 3 day event where people from around the world are coming together to talk, discover and practice Orgasm. Whether you’re new to the practice of Orgasmic Meditation or you’ve been OMing for awhile, the OM Xperience is for anyone who’s interested in learning how to strengthen their relationships and connections with people in all areas of their life.

And of course, this is also the place to be if you’re interested in learning more about Female Orgasm and the science and benefits behind Orgasm.

Over the course of the 3 days, there will be lectures from Nicole Daedone, the Founder of OneTaste and Orgasmic Meditation and the Author of Slow Sex and Master Stroker, Ken Blackman.

There will be Orgasmic Meditation training and philosophy sessions as well as presentations on the benefits of orgasm from Medical Doctors. We’ll also be sharing new research findings that specifically relate to the benefits of a regular Orgasmic Meditation (OM) practice.”

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).”

Water, Water Everywhere
Saturday, August 10, 10:00AM-4:00PM
McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward
Program fee per Child $2, tour fee for Adults $3

“Celebrate summer with water-themed fun at the McConaghy House.  Make rainbow bubble art and use tie-dye techniques on coffee filters.  Explore water sensory tubs full of fun gadgets, too.  It may be hot but summer is the perfect time to play!  Join us.”

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.”

Day in the Life 1901
with the Hyde Street Living History Players
Saturday, August 10, 11:00AM-5:00PM, 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.

August 10, 2013: Picnic on the Beach, with the latest in 1901 Bathing Attire

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.”

Berkeley Spark
Saturday, August 10, 11:00AM-9:00PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
Free, donations accepted

“Curious about Burning Man?
Getting ready for your annual sojourn to the Playa?
Want to share in the creativity of Burning Man with your local community?
With two weeks to go, Berkeley Spark is catching fire and we need your help!  On August 10 from 11:00AM-9:00PM, burners, burner-aspirants, artists, performers, dancers, musicians, and DJs will descent on Civic Center park in downtown Berkeley as they weave together the Burning Man culture and the diverse and creative strands of our local community.  By supporting our Kickstarter project ‘Berkeley Spark - Bringing Burning Man to Berkeley,’ we can make this new festival possible.  All donations will support the artists and musicians and their creative efforts.  If you are unable to make a monetary donation, please consider being a volunteer.
Berkeley Spark is a pre-Burning Man arts and music festival in Downtown Berkeley - Free and open to the public - with giant art sculptures, mutant vehicles, great live and DJed music, dancing, and fun interactive workshops. Come see amazing Burning Man art and crazy art cars ‘mutant vehicles’ before they head to the Nevada desert: Pongo Lounge’s UNAVERZ car, ‘Arc of Reflection’ from Amy Stabler (Burning Man, 2003), live painting from SF Freespace artist Michael Covington, and interactive painting with ArtIsMobilUs. Dance to DJ Neptune’s sounds along with ecstatic dance and silent disco, listen to local musician Laura Inserra and others! Spark your playa preparations with over twenty burn-friendly clothing vendors and accessory designers, lighting specialists and local artists and makers. Refuel during the festival with delicious local food vendors: Phil’s Sliders, Raw Daddy Foods, Taco Oaxaco and Tomales Acapulco.  Beginning at 3:00PM, local beer from the Drakes Brewing Company and honey wine from The Mead Kitchen will be available.

Parking is limited - please take public transportation, walk, or bike.

Looking for an after-hours gathering? Stop into one of Berkeley’s late-night establishments: Jupiter, Triple Rock Brewery, BUILD Pizzeria and Revival Bar + Kitchen.”

Pollinators at Lakeside Garden
with Tora Rocha
Saturday, August 10, 12:00-2:00PM
Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Free, please RSVP to info@WildOakland.org

“Tora Rocha is the parks supervisor for the city of Oakland and founder of the Pollinator Posse, a volunteer group that works to create pollination corridors as well as hand-rear butterflies to increase survival rates (and because it’s fun).

She’ll teach us about what’s going on behind-the-scenes to increase pollinator activity in Oakland through initiatives like creating pollination corridors, managing habitat, turning the condemned greenhouse at the Lakeside garden into a butterfly nursery, and more!

You can also learn how to get involved with the Pollinator Posse to raise and release your very own monarch, if you’re so inspired.”

Community Seed’s Open Circle
Saturday, August 10, 2:00PM, and the second Saturday of each month
Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz
$7-$15 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 ($7-$15). No one will ever be turned away for lack of money.

This month, Alisa will lead our Monthly circle; Celebrate Victory! A ritual of song, dance and worship in the spirit of the little known Biblical character, Miriam. We will raise our voices, stamp our feet and praise the gods for guiding us in success and victory. We have all been blessed in some way. It's time to celebrate it! ”

From Belize to America: a Modern Mayan Life
with Andrea Courage
Saturday August 10, 3:00-5:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$15 - $20 donation requested, but no one will be turned away!
“Join Courage a for a discussion of her amazing travels to Belize and her connection with Maria Garcia, a local shaman and Mayan Healer.
Learn more about how you can help the Mayans in Belize continue their healing way of life that has been practiced for thousands of years. Their land is sacred and full of medicinal plants, just like the Amazon in South America.
Andrea ‘Courage’ Johnson, MA, is certified in Counseling Psychology and is a trained Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner.
Space for this event is limited, so please call The Sacred Well at 510-444-9355 to register and save your space!”

Summer Social and Paella Party
Saturday, August 10, 6:00-9:30PM
Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

“Summer Social and Paella Party -  A Celebration of the Julie's Community!

Join us in the garden as we celebrate summer with Paella, Sangria, Beer and Music!

The Lowdown:
Join us in celebrating summer in the garden at Julie's. We'll be serving up house-made Paella and Sangria along with organic Beer on tap!  Extra drink tickets will be available and we'll also have a vegan Paella option. Live entertainment by the pickPocket Ensemble will set a gypsy jazz mood in the cafe......  
Price includes: Paella, green salad, 2 drink tickets and live entertainment!
Earlybird - $20  
Drop by Julie's or call in with your cc info between BEFORE August 10th for a healthy price break and guarantee you'll get Paella.  
Day Of Party -  $25 gets all of the above on a first come, first served basis.  
6:00PM - Dinner is served  - let's party in the garden!

8:00PM - Duck inside the cafe and take in the enchanted sounds of the pickPocket Ensemble.  Exotic, rhythmic, acoustic and beautiful...  We keep asking them back and you'll quickly learn why.

We look forward to partying with you! - Julie”

East Bay Waltz
Saturday, August 10, 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.”

Thanks to Ivy for letting me know about this event!

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!”

Laura Inserra CD Release Concert
Saturday, August 10, 8:00-9:30PM
Rose Labyrinth, 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley

“Live at Garden of Memory is the name of Laura Inserra's new CD. This album contains tracks performed live at Garden of Memory in 2012, a walk-through musical event that celebrate the Summer Solstice. The ambient sounds of dripping water create a sonic environment of relaxation and immersion into the quintessential experience of time and nature, which is the essence of the Summer Solstice.

Among the instruments she will play the Hang, the Khen, the Thumb Piano, the Blossom Bells and others...”

Night of the Shooting Star
with Axis Mundi TranceFusion
Saturday, August 10, 8:00PM-Midnight
Bhakti Mandir (House of Devotional Ecstasy), 6225 Doremus Avenue, Richmond
$15.00 at the Door

“Join us to celebrate the ancient Persian Festival 'Parikas', the Night of the Shooting Star Angels and Apsaras. The vault of Heaven will grace us with the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower, and we will spin our hopes and intentions out into the cosmos with our Ecstatic Dance.

Trance Dancing and Shamanic Journeying to Kundalini Chant, World Beat Drumming and Didjeridoo, with Ritual, Crystal Bowls, Sound Healing, 3rd Eye Anointing, Celtic card readings and the joys of  connection in a radiant commUNITY of kindred spirits!

Hosted Savory Edibles Served - veggie and omnivore
BYO Libations and Contributions of Savory or Sweet Snacks Welcomed!

Wear your EXOTIC and FESTIVE FINERY and have a warm layer to enjoy Full Moon Gazing from the beautiful 3 level outdoor deck!”

Contra Costa Crystal Fair
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
$6.00 for both days (children under 12 free accompanied by adult)
You can get a flyer/coupon at The Sacred Well for $1 off admission

“The Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. It takes place 6 times a year in 2 different locations. With over 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices.”

Gravenstein Apple Fair
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol
Adults $12,  Seniors and Bicyclists $10, Children 3-12 $5, Under 3 Free

“The Sweetest Little Fair in Sonoma County

The Gravenstein Apple Fair is sponsored by Sonoma County Farm Trails, a non-profit organization created to support sustainable agricultural diversity in Sonoma County through the promotion of its members’ products via on-site sales. Join us August 10-11 under the shady oaks of Ragle Ranch Park for good old-fashioned fun: arts and crafts vendors, live music, food, libations, contests, children’s activities, and a taste of life on the farm.”

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.”

Time Travel Weekends
in Historic Old Sacramento
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, 11:00AM-5:00PM
and every weekend through August 25
Historic Old Sacramento, 101 I Street, Sacramento

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

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

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

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

Romeo and Juliet
presented by Shady Shakespeare
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, 7:00PM
playing through August 30
Sanborn-Skyline County Park, 16055 Sanborn Road, Saratoga
see website for ticket details

“The year is 1960, and a culture clash between the bohemian, Beat Generation Montagues and straight-edge, Mad Men Capulets is seething just below the surface of the jazz-soaked urban landscape of Verona. Against this tumultuous backdrop, two idealistic young lovers seek to bridge the divide only to fall victim to a perfect storm of dashed hopes, fierce prejudice, and tragic misunderstanding. Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company invites you to experience the most famous love story of all time as you have never seen it before; set amid the vibrant, dynamic, and deeply conflicted era that in a matter of months changed the world forever.

Tickets range in price from $15-$20 including all ticketing and service fees - no hidden costs! Tickets are available online and will also be available at the park.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, kids 17 and under will be admitted FREE with a paid adult. Kids must still obtain a physical ticket to gain entry.”

Bay Area Seasonal Herb Walk Series: Summer Session
with Tellur Fenner
Sunday, August 11, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County - directions to meeting place provided upon registration
$60 for one class, $55 per class for two or three classes

“From the mist shrouded sea cliffs to the sun-baked arid expanse of its eastern most regions, the San Francisco Bay area provides us with a chance to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range. Join us as we discover together the diverse array of both edible and medicinal plants found growing within these contrasting yet closely interconnected micro-climates. Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any edible and/or utilitarian potential. Tips on basic plant identification will be offered, with an emphasis on how to differentiate poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts. Plant family characteristics will be discussed as well.

Herb Walk Locations
September 15:  Point Reyes National Seashore

What to bring:
Bag lunch
Appropriate clothing (check the forecast)

All walks will occur RAIN OR SHINE!”

Temple of Aphrodite
Sunday, August 11, 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 August: HetHeru/Hathor Devotional with Fawn

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.”

Cupcakes and Muffintops - Clothing and Bake Sale
Sunday, August 11, 12:00-4:00PM
Humanist Hall, 411 28 Street, Oakland
$5-$10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Fat-Friendly Clothing and Bake Sale with Big Moves Bay Area

Most clothing $1-$7; Some boutique items $10 and up, shopper’s discretion.
We are excited to announce that we will be accepting both cash and credit cards for clothing purchases. The door and bake sale will remain cash only.

Now in its 5th year, our fat-friendly, gender-inclusive clothing and bake sale happens every August. Presented jointly with friends of NOLOSE and the Fat Friendly Funders, we’re so proud that this bonanza of fat fashion and fellowship is becoming a Bay Area institution. It’s a delightful, low-pressure entry point for folks new to fat community, and an important resource for those already living in it.

It’s never too early to clean out your closets for great fat causes! We’re currently accepting donations of gently used clothing for people of all genders, size large and up, up, up! Superfat and masculine-spectrum clothing especially appreciated.

Send an email to cupcake@bigmoves.org schedule a donation pickup, volunteer to help at the sale, or sign up to bake some goodies!

You can follow all the latest arrivals to Muffintopia at the Cupcakes and Muffintops blog.”

Conscious Goddess: Priestesshood in the New Age
series of Sunday afternoon classes
Sunday, August 11, 12:30-2:00PM, and four more Sundays
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class
Women only

“This class also has a free Temple Service, open to all women, from 11:00AM-12:00PM on the days above. Come just for the Temple, or stay and take the class!

Conscious Goddess is a monthly class for women who feel the power of the Goddess surging through their lives, for women who know themselves to be ready to live, breathe, and dance the Goddess Incarnate, with a creative eye toward sharing their unique gifts with their loved ones and the world. This class is especially suited for mothers, artists, and professional women who wish to experience and exude Goddess energy at a more profound and life-changing level.

August 11: Midwife, Healer, Witch

Upcoming dates:
September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1”

Open Society Project - Dios de la Adrenalina
Sunday, August 11, 2:00PM
Union Square between Geary and Post, Powell and Stockton, San Francisco

“Dios de la Adrenalina is a cross-cultural collaboration between two accomplished acrobatic stilt- walking companies, Nemcatacoa Teatro from Colombia and The Carpetbag Brigade of San Francisco.  Music by Hojarasca Andina from Carmen de Viboral, Colombia playing contemporary music on traditional Andean instruments and Verbo-Bala from Tucson, Arizona mixing spoken word and electronic music.

Illuminating the undercurrents and dynamics of globalization Dios de Adrenalina examines the collectivizing of trauma, the impact of contraband commerce on the human nervous system and the commodification and re-cycling of resulting conflicts into pop culture.”

The Witch's Garden
with Rabbit
Sunday, August 11, 3:00-5:00PM, typically first Sunday of every month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class

“Classes for the budding herbalist! Each session is a fun, casual, interactive, hands-on lesson in one facet of practical and magical herbalism.

Theme for August 11: The Family Herbalist
Children's comfort and wellness
Herbs for pets
As a general rule, please wear clothes that you can get dirty in as we play with the plants and make our potions!”

Kozmik Kirtan
with Evelie S. Posch and Rudra Sundari
Sunday, August 11, 7:00PM
Yoga Tree Berkeley, 2807 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 510-486-1989
$15-$25 sliding scale

“Join Rudra Sundari and myself in call response chanting of the beloved names of the Divine!

Opening our hearts, sharing our love through deep listening and uplifted singing. Also with meditation, poetry and a circle dance

‘...so lovely. an energetic mandala radiating peace and goodwill in all directions. so lovely.’ -Amitabhan

Yoga Tree Berkeley,  Peacock Room (back of building thru black gate), Telegraph at Stuart

Chanting in many languages, honoring universal and world spiritual paths.  Suggested free will love donation of $25 to $15 sliding scale.

Please invite your family and circles of friends.”

Japanese American Club’s Summer Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12, Saturday 1:00-9:00PM, Sunday 12:00-8:30PM
Diablo Japanese American Club, 3165 Treat Boulevard, Concord
Free parking at Ygnacio Valley High School, 755 Oak Grove Road, Concord

“The JA Club Summer Festival is the annual fundraiser for the Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center (JARCC).  It is a very popular and highly anticipated event for many in the community and elsewhere throughout the East Bay.

There are games for the kids.  There are cultural performances, exhibits and demonstrations.  And, of course, there is the food!
Admission is free.  Free parking is also available at nearby Ygnacio Valley High School - along with free shuttle service to and from the school!”

Perseid Peak
Sunday, August 11, close to midnight (so technically, Monday, August 12)
in the northeastern sky, near the constellation Perseus

The Perseid Meteor Shower is at its meteoriest on this night.  As Dave Barry would no doubt point out, "Perseid Peak" would be a good name for a rock band.  Or maybe one of those promiscuous-teens-played-by-pretty-twentysomethings-prime-time-dramas.  The ones that are named after places.  Like if "Perseid Peak" were a mountain near which lots of pretty young people who generate drama and hotness lived.  Not that I watch any of those, but I'd totally listen to the band.

The Tradition of Stilt-walking in Colombia
Monday, August 12, 7:30PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

“A slideshow lecture with stories and anecdotes from artists who have responded to conflict and violence through their creative process and expressions.  Presented by Nemcatacoa Director Nico Cifuentes and Carpetbag Brigade Director Jay Ruby. The lecture is approximately one hour long including a Q and A session with the artists.”

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.”

Hope and Healing for Thyroid Disorders
with Dr. Connie Sanchez
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30-8:00PM
The Sunflower Center, 1435 N. McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, 707-792-5300

“Dr. Connie Sanchez, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (CA and WA) with expertise in endocrine disorders such as thyroid, hormonal imbalance and type-2 diabetes, as well as autoimmune disease, heart disease and cancer.  She has been in practice for over 13 years in Colorado, and moved to NorCal earlier this year bringing her expertise and talents to the North Bay.  Dr. Sanchez also specializes in plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, water fasting and detoxification, as well as Nature Cure.”

Tarot Salon
with Grey
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Tuesday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“This month's cards: the Aces of the Minor Arcana   

A Tarot discussion group for beginners and experienced readers alike. Join us in a roundtable discussion where we discuss our two cards for the month and learn, share insights and gain inspirations from one another. Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!”

Walking Tour of Prince Memorial Greenway
with Bill Montgomery
Wednesday, August 14, 7:00PM
Courtyard, Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, 204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa

“We will meet at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens in the courtyard. During this leisurely stroll, local historian Bill Montgomery will discuss the history of the Greenway Project. You will view the maturing native California plants growing along the Greenway and will see the outstanding art projects by local artists that decorate many of the retaining walls, overpasses and benches along the trail.”

Street Theater in a Society of Conflict
Wednesday, August 14, 7:30PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

“A slideshow lecture with stories and anecdotes from artists who have responded to conflict and violence through their creative process and expressions.  Presented by Nemcatacoa Director Nico Cifuentes and Carpetbag Brigade Director Jay Ruby. The lecture is approximately one hour long including a Q and A session with the artists.”

Calling the Dream: An Exploration Group
with Katrina Dreamer
Sunday, August 18, 7:00-9:30PM, and seven more Sundays through October 6
BFUU, 1606 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley
$210 if paid in advance, or two installments of $115
Must RSVP by August 16
To register, please contact Katrina at katrina@katrinadreamer.com or 510-984-1552

“Establishing a relationship with your dreams can deepen your experience of life and help you cultivate a rich spiritual life. In this group we will explore various ways to create and cultivate a dream practice, including how to receive guidance from and solve problems within your dreams.

The group is open to people of all faiths, orientations, and backgrounds. Both dream newbies and long-time dreamers are welcome.

Katrina will offer tips for how to recall and record dreams, clear your dream space, incubate dreams, and receive more detailed information in dreams. Even if you don’t remember your dreams very often, it can be beneficial to join a group… often the dreams return when you're focusing on them!

RSVP and pay by August 16; spots are limited!  E-mail katrina@katrinadreamer.com or call 510-984-1552 to reserve your spot.

Katrina Dreamer has been leading dream groups in the Bay Area for four years and she has a master’s degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from JFK University with a specialization in dreams.”

Have a Spritely, Rocking, Fortunate, Blossoming Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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