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, August 21, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Karma Cinema Month at the New Parkway, Nurture Your Soil, Spell Casting with the Light and Dark of the Moon, Concert in the Redwood Grove, Holy Sponge! Menstrual Sea Sponge Workshop, Dream Yoga: Lucid Dreaming in Tibetan Buddhism, astrobarry’s Astrology Salon, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Gold Rush! The Un-Scripted Barbary Coast Musical, Guided Tour: Transformational Music for the Spirit, Goddess of the Month, East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet, Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, Vintage Invasion, Los Gatos Creek Clean Up, Community Seed’s Informal Picnic, A Day of Innovation at the Schulz Museum, Peace in the Park, Monthly Mindful Photography 2013, Costumers Bazaar, Art in the Garden, Game of Thrones BINGO!, Fix-It Clinic, Crafts for Kids On Board the Balclutha, Doctor Who - The Movie, Moonlit Fandango Gala and Fundraiser, Scofield’s Cowboy Campfire, Italian Family Festa, Puppet Fair Weekend at Children’s Fairyland, Time Travel Weekends, The King Stag, Santa Cruz Story Telling Festival, Romeo and Juliet, A Tantric Hermes Workshop, Dr. E.P. Kitty’s Wunderkammer Festival, Family Day at Sienna Ranch, Fandango! at the Peralta Adobe, Visioning Circle, SoulCollage, Soul-u-tions: Your Soul Plan, Tea and Tarot, Self-Healing and Natural Vision Improvement, Tea and Chanting with Rabbit, Berkeley Morris Workshop, Cob Hot Tub Workshop!, CAYA Public Service Day at Alameda County Community Food Bank

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!

Nurture Your Soil
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30-8:00PM
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, 408-866-1991

“It all starts with the soil! Join Master Gardener Dee Brown to learn how to nurture your soil for optimum plant health. She will discuss how and why to compost, the three types of soil and the soil of Santa Clara County, and several no-cost ways you can improve your soil, save water, reduce waste, and minimize weeds.”

Spell Casting with the Light and Dark of the Moon  
a series of nine workshops
with Didi
Wednesday, August 21, 7:30-9:00PM
Serpent's Kiss, 2015 N Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831-423-5477
$25 per workshop
For more information or to register, please call Didi at 831-423-5477

“Spell Casting by the light and dark of the Moon - using the Moon’s energy to enhance your workings. Presented by Didi
Nine workshops designed to enrich your knowledge of how to use the power of the Moon to enhance your spell crafting.

Workshop 1: Waning Moon
Protection creating a space of protection and how to carry that energy with you.  We will discuss techniques to help you create a protective space in your home and your own personal space; and how to carry that protection with you and call upon it at will.

$25 per workshop - cash only please.  Cash payment accepted the night of workshop.”

Concert in the Redwood Grove
featuring Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review
Thursday, August 22, 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!

Danceable old-timey R&B
Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review is the dance floor between the sweet old times and new hard times.  Quinn has packed houses and astounded audiences in the Bay Area  for years with his smooth, saucy voice and cool melodic songwriting.  With all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earthbound golden days, his band keeps audiences in a state of joy.

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!

Holy Sponge! Menstrual Sea Sponge Workshop
part of Homestead Apothecary’s Yoni Series
Thursday, August 22, 6:30-8:00PM
Homestead Apothecary, 486 49th Street, Oakland, 510-495-6549
$20 class cost includes a sea sponge starter kit

“We invite you to join us in exploring the wonders of natural sea sponges for menstruation. Holy Sponge! believes sponges are the safest and most sustainable alternative to toxic cotton tampons. We encourage you to participate in this discussion with such topics as: sea sponges (of course!), the history of menstruation, sustainable menstrual practices, and reclaiming our cycles from the deep roots of shame associated with menstrual blood.”

Dream Yoga: Lucid Dreaming in Tibetan Buddhism

Evening Lecture, Thursday, August 22, 7:00-9:00PM
The Lotus Room, Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Suggested donation $15

Weekend Workshop, Friday-Sunday, August 23-25,
Friday 7:00-9:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM-4:30PM
Dondrubling Center, Suite D, 2748 Adeline Street, Berkeley

For more information or to register, please e-mail register@dzogchencommunitywest.org
or call 510-644-2240

“Michael Katz is a psychologist, former Yantra Yoga instructor, author, artist, and long-time student of contemporary masters of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon.  He is the author of the book Tibetan Dream Yoga - The Royal Road To Enlightenment, and he maintains an archive of lucid dreams.  He has also authored the introduction and edited the book Dream Yoga And The Practice Of Natural Light by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.”

astrobarry’s Astrology Salon
Thursday, August 22, 7:30-9:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Suggested donation $10-$20

“Join a lively astrology discussion led by astrobarry in this informal interactive group experience. Topics covered in each Astrology Salon will vary, based on who attends and what's going on in the sky. The Salon is intended to provide burgeoning astrologers with a chance to practice their chart interpretation skills in a safe, fun environment. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of the astrological language. Please bring 5-10 copies of any astrology chart you'd like us to discuss (free charts available at http://www.astro.com ).”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
presented by Shady Shakespeare
Thursday-Friday, August 22-23, 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.”

Gold Rush! The Un-Scripted Barbary Coast Musical
Thursday-Saturday, August 22-24, 8:00PM - final week
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.”

Guided Tour: Transformational Music for the Spirit
Friday, August 23, 6:00-11:00PM
Los Gatos Acupuncture and Qigong Center, 761 University Avenue, Suite A, Los Gatos
To pre-register or for more information, please contact Daryl Lowery at 831-295-3240
or Todd Zimmerman at 650-387-2051

“Guided Tour Band: Transformational Music for the Spirit
World Music for the Soul

A drumbeat, a note from the guitar or keyboard, a melody that wants to be sung. That is how it begins. From there, we listen, blend, expand, flow. The music arrives, seemingly of its own accord. Some songs to be captured, to be shared, others as brief visitors; known only to those fortunate enough to be present. A Guided Tour through the world of sound and Spirit

Guided Tour is a band composed of experienced musicians/sound healers/shamans. Accompanying the band and assisting with this Journey of Healing and Transformation are a group of talented practitioners of the healing arts.

Friday August 23 from 6:00-11:00PM
6:00-6:30PM: Registration
6:30-7:00PM: Smudge - Clearing the energy fields with Sage, Palo Santo and Sweetgrass
7:00-7:30PM: Dance - Shake off the red dust of the world with music, a refreshment and dancing
7:30-8:00PM: Qigong - Breath and movement exercises from China to empower and strengthen the Qi body -  Our bodies fill with currents of healing energy!
8:00-9:30PM: Rejuvenation - Massage and Bodywork, Energy Healing and Ceremonial Healing, Sound Healing and Acupuncture
9:30-10:00PM: Replenish!  Organic snacks and juice smoothies
10:00-10:30PM: Spirit Dance - Dancing to the healing music of Guided Tour
10:30-11:00PM: Closing Circle - Group Circle Qigong and Closing Prayers”

Goddess of the Month
with Phoenix LeFae
Friday, August 23, 7:00-8:30PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Women only

“Goddess for August: Pele

Together we will gather once a month and listen to the words of the Great Mother. We will do this through song, dance, trance, storytelling, and joyful community celebration.

Each month we will learn about and dive into the energy of a different Goddess from around the world. Our hope that is by meeting these different energies you will find one that resonates with your heart and you will walk away with the potential for a greater relationship with a Divine One. At our next gathering we will be working with the Goddess Pele and the energy of awakening.

Phoenix LeFae is an eclectic magickal practitioner, Tarot reader, and professional Priestess, who has been walking the path of the Witch for many years. She is driven by a love for myth and Deity, working to help people connect to the Mysterious Ones in their daily lives. She believes that magick and ritual can transform our inner landscapes and change the world. Phoenix teaches in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft and she is the founder of Brigid's Hammer Mystery School. Above all else, Phoenix is a spiritual seeker looking for ways to deepen her practice every day.

Ella is a Reclaiming witch and life coach, helping people to change their lives by finding their path and true calling. She works with mystery in a myriad of forms and embodies magic in every cell of her being. She has a spark of energy that infuses her magick and inspires those around her. Ella recognizes that there is magick in even what seems mundane and helps others to see this for themselves.”

East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet
at The Mystic Dream
Friday, August 23, 7:00-8:30PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
donations accepted

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

Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk
Friday, August 23, 8:00PM, and the fourth and fifth Friday of every month
tour starts at Main Street Martinez, 649 Main Street,  Suite 106, Martinez

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

Tours conducted by Central Valley Paranormal.

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

Vintage Invasion
Friday, August 23, 8:00PM-Midnight and the fourth Friday of each month
The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, berkeley

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

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

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

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

Los Gatos Creek Clean Up
Saturday, August 24, 8:45AM-11:00PM
Campbell Park, 2 Gilman Avenue, Campbell, 408-282-8920

“Be part of the solution to creek pollution! Join California State Senator Jim Beall for Los Gatos Creek Cleanup Day, Saturday, August 24, 9:00AM-11:00PM (registration begins at 8:45AM). We'll meet at Campbell Park between Campbell Avenue and  Gilman Avenue.
This event is free and everyone is welcome - join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, meet friendly people, and do something good for the environment. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear and clothing. Trash bags, gloves, and trash sticks will be provided. Our cleanup days are also a great way to fulfill your community service requirements. Individuals, clubs, and classes are welcome and encouraged to come out and participate in our cleanup events. Event will take place weather permitting.

For more information, please contact Frances Herbert at 408-558-1295.”  

Community Seed’s Informal Picnic
Saturday, August 24, 11:00AM-3:00PM
40 Thieves Picnic Area, DeLaveaga Park, 1290 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz
Donations happily accepted, not required. Nobody turned away for lack of funds

“In place of our Forest Faire (which has been cancelled) we are hosting an informal picnic at De LeVeaga Park's Forty Thieves Picnic Ground.

Bring a potluck dish to share, something fun to do and an open attitude.  Families are encouraged to bring more than one dish. Feel free to bring extra chairs and blankets for lounging.
This is an opportunity to just hang-out, socialize, play card games, jam on instruments.  How often do we get to do that?
Gather at 11:00AM. Lunch at 12:00PM. Wrap up 3:00PM.”

A Day of Innovation at the Schulz Museum
Saturday, August 24, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-579-4452
Included with Museum admission

“In the pioneering spirit of Charles Schulz and Ray and Charles Eames (who are featured in the Museum's current Mid-Century Modern Exhibition), we have invited local artists, cartoonists, groups, organizations, museums, makers and creators to share their talents and experiments.

Visitors will make stop-motion movies, launch rockets, experiment with hands-on exhibits from the Children's Museum of Sonoma County, learn origami, and become a cartoonist for the day. Analy High School's Project Make laser cutter, Fundemonium, the Petaluma maker store, local fused glass artists Nancy and Brian Roberts, Mike Gray of Clumsy Love, Frank Roberson of Maximus, and other Sonoma County artists, hobbyists, and makers will share their work and engage visitors in doing, making, and creating!

Cost is regular Museum admission. Plus, it's the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Snoopy's Gift and Gallery. Enjoy 20% off all products in the Museum Store and across the street at Snoopy's Gift and Brand Gallery.

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.”

Peace in the Park
Saturday, August 24, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Spreckels Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

“Peace in the Park is a free festival with a rejuvenating atmosphere. It will contain music, relaxation techniques and fascinating insights. It is designed to be a community inclusive of all ages and backgrounds and will take place in San Francisco’s wonderful Golden Gate Park Bandshell on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.

Stage Concerts
World music and dances on the main stage: Listen to classical music from the Far East, Latin America and India. Watch folk dances from Mexico and Middle East. Prepare to be totally Enchanted!

Activities Pavilion
Fun and uplifting activities for kids and families. Making things, theraputic yoga, taichi, juggling, plus try out relaxation for kids of all ages to rise above worries and enter a world of calm and happiness.

Peace Exhibits
Engage with peace initiatives ranging from saving rain forests to youth cooperation circles to meditation experience to tree of blessings. Get involved with nonprofits doing global and local peace projects.”

Monthly Mindful Photography 2013
with Dr. Marcus Lorenzo Penn
Saturday, August 24, 12:00-2:00PM, and the fourth Saturday of each month
The Home of Truth Spiritual Center, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
$25-$50 sliding scale

“In this workshop series, participants  will:

1) Be guided thru a relaxing meditation incorporating natural imagery and colors, while activating the 5 senses and connect to their ‘photographic prescription’.

2) Be led through a gentle seated movement series to prepare and open their body and mind for photography.

3) Be taken out into natural surroundings to experience the vulnerability and openness of the
photographic process.

4) Use their own camera or camera phone to obtain images from their outdoor photographic experience.

5) Facilitated in a group wrap-up discussion of what was experienced and ‘seen’ during  their photographic experience.

Rev. Ouida and Dr. Marcus are hosting a new MONTHLY Mindful Photography workshop every 4th Saturday. There will be time for meditation, creating your own Photo Prescription, taking photos on THOT grounds, and then follow-up sharing. You can bring a notebook, water and your own camera or use your camera phone. Photos will be on display in June. $25-$50 (sliding scale). Please RSVP to Rev. Ouida or for more information: revouida@yahoo.com, 510-350-6249 or contact Dr. Marcus at ThePhotographerPhysician@gmail.com, 510-473-6861. We hope to see you there!”

Thanks to Lorelei Moon for letting me know about this event!

Costumers Bazaar
presented by the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild
Saturday, August 24, 1:00-5:00PM
Albany Veterans' Memorial Building, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany

“Do you have things in your closets or on your bookshelves that might need to find a new home? Are you looking for fabulous fabrics, trims or patterns? Maybe you're interested in some great new or used costume items?

If the answer to any of the above is ‘yes’, you MUST join us at the GBACG Bazaar on Saturday August 24th!

Come rent a space and sell your gently used or new items. Or come and shop for your next great set of gloves, or a hat, or a whole outfit.

Costume: Costumes are not required but are always admired.

Tickets: This event is free for all current GBACG members, and only $5 for non-members at the door. Attendees don't need to pre-register. This is a great destination event for new costuming friends.

Food: There will be food and drinks available for purchase at the event. You're also welcome to bring your own food if you like.

Practicalities: Bring swatches of your fabrics and trims for color matching if desired. Bring cash (in small bills) in case some vendors do not take checks.”

Art in the Garden
at Veggielution Community Farm
Saturday, August 24, 1:30-3:30PM, and the fourth Saturday of each month
Emma Prusch Park, 647 South King Road, San Jose
$10 includes materials

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

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

Game of Thrones BINGO!
with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Saturday, August 24, 2:00-4:00PM
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, 110 Julian Avenue, San Francisco
$20 general; $27.50 VIP

“Come play the Game of Bingo with us at the Sisters' Game of Thrones BINGO! Held at the beautiful Episcopal Church of St.John the Evangelist in the heart of the Mission, the Sisters will put on a pageant of vice and desire for our San Francisco community. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best Westeros or Dothraki gear (think Renaissance Festival with attitude). All proceeds will go to benefit the Sisters' general fund. Come show your support and play for the opportunity to win fabulous prizes! VIP tickets include early seating at one of our four Great Families' tables: House Targaryen, House Stark, House Lannister, and House Baratheon, in addition to free wine and raffle prizes especially for our VIPs.”

Fix-It Clinic
with Peter Mui
Saturday, August 24, 2:00-5:00PM
Sudo Room, 2141 Broadway Street, Oakland

“Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your device. Whether we get it fixed or not, you'll learn more about how it was put together and how it worked. This is a family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!

Make. Do. Act. Create.

Sudo Room is a creative community that has open membership, and is non-hierarchical and collaborative. We are all types: tech developers, citizen scientists, activists, artists, and all combinations in between and beyond. But most importantly: we are all human beings interested in and working towards positive social change. Our goal is to create an inclusive, dedicated hackerspace in downtown Oakland and to share ideas and projects in the following areas:

the creative use of technology
citizen science
digital citizenship and literacy
environmental sustainability
community engagement

Sudo Room is committed to access, empowerment, transparency, and public good. Sudoers have a great diversity of interests and we emphasize respect and solidarity among ourselves and with others.

Sudo Room is located at 2141 Broadway in downtown Oakland. Entrance on 22nd Street (we know, it’s kinda weird).”

Crafts for Kids On Board the Balclutha
Saturday, August 24, 3:00-4:00PM, and the fourth Saturday of every month
included with Balclutha admission, Adults $5, 15 and under free
For more information, please call 415-447-5000.

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

Doctor Who - The Movie
presented by SF in SF
Saturday, August 24, 4:00-6:30PM
The Variety Preview Room Theatre, The Hobart Building, 1st Floor,
582 Market Street, San Francisco
Suggested $5-$10 donation at the door
Seating is limited; first come, first seated

“We'll be giving away some special prizes in our trivia contest - plus, we’ll be serving up Sonic Screwdrivers at the bar, and of course, free popcorn for everyone! Screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment!

‘The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey, with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master.  Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve, 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle.  At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights - and fails - to save his life...  Later - in the morgue - the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one - the Master has also found himself a new body.  As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth???? ‘

Science Fiction in San Francisco (A Perfect Fit) stages a monthly series of readings hosted by Terry Bisson. There is also a monthly series of movie screenings. All events take place at The Variety Preview Room, 582 Market St. at Montgomery (1st floor of The Hobart Bldg.), San Francisco (map). Proceeds from the events go to the Variety Children’s Charity.

Don’t Drive - SERIOUSLY. Parking sucks in this area. Take BART or MUNI downtown, as we are directly adjacent to the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI station! Street parking ($3.50 per hour/coins or meter card, no charge cards) is metered 7 days a week til 6:00PM. If you can, drive to your local BART station, and BART in.  Or, if in the City, and you have to drive, we suggest either parking at the Folsom St. Garage at 3rd and Folsom (cheapest), across from Moscone Center.”

Moonlit Fandango Gala and Fundraiser
benefiting Friends of the Petaluma River
Saturday, August 24, 5:30-10:00PM
David Yearsley Heritage Center, Steamer Landing Park, 6 Copeland Street, Petaluma

“Please join us for an unforgettable evening and support Friends of the Petaluma River’s work to Celebrate and Conserve the Petaluma River and Watershed.

The festivities begin at 5:30PM and include a silent auction and a very lively live auction with local radio personality Brent Farris. Chef Amber Balshaw from Preferred Sonoma Caterers will have your mouth watering with a beautifully prepared family style dinner overlooking the River.

All proceeds will benefit programs like our Watershed Kids Camp and free Boating at the Barn Sundays. We are also launching a capital campaign to renovate the loft at the DYRHC and add sprinklers to the building to protect it from fire. Your donation will go a long way to supporting a fully renovated River Heritage Center.

Friends of the Petaluma River is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and conserving the Petaluma River, its wetlands, and wildlife.

Our mission: To promote stewardship of the Petaluma River. We work throughout its watershed; providing access opportunities, educational materials, and conservation programs. We also provide a voice for the River’s inhabitants and resources in public affairs.

Our Goals: Access, Education, and Conservation
To establish a permanent presence in the watershed; becoming the first non-government organization to work fulltime for the betterment of the Petaluma River . and its inhabitants
To pursue outreach and educational activities that will foster enthusiasm and commitment in the watershed for long term sustainable stewardship.
To monitor conditions and engage in activities that will reduce or prevent pollution and lessen other harmful impacts on the River and its wetlands.
To create a River Heritage Center as a community resource. A place to archive information, host events, administer programs, and coordinate river related activities.”

Scofield’s Cowboy Campfire
Saturday, August 24, 6:00-10:00PM
Red Mule Ranch, Fiddletown (East of Sacramento, in the Gold Country)
directions given upon registration
$45 includes dinner and entertainment

“Scofield’s Cowboy Campfire
Old West Music, Cowboy Poetry, Chuckwagon Dinner

Ron and Marie Scofield are your hosts for an evening of old-time cowcamp entertainment under the stars at the Red Mule Ranch in Fiddletown, California. Enjoy a chuck wagon tri-tip dinner and cowboy music, poetry, and story telling in an 1880s setting. In addition to Ron's traditional brand of old cowboy standards, special guest performers contribute their unique style of western wit, wisdom, satire, and song.

Dinner is served at 6:30PM. Entertainment begins at 7:30PM with a break for intermission and dessert. After lots of music and poetry, it's ‘Happy Trails’ around 10:00PM.

August 24: Old West Trio and Ron and Gary Scofield

Old West Trio is an acoustic trio based in the foothills of Northern California’s gold country. Members Steve Ide, Leslie Ide, and Steve Johnson perform traditional Western standards, cowboy ballads of every era, and yodeling tunes. You can sing along or simply tap your feet while enjoying their three-part harmony and a trip down memory lane.

Humor and Harmony are the key words to describe The Scofield Brothers. Gary, Ron's younger brother, has been playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin since a teenager and, as in true Scofield tradition, is self taught. Ron and Gary have a unique harmony that goes back to the days when they first began singing specials at church. As boys in Oregon, they gained an appreciation for the American Cowboy on visits to their uncle’s ranch. Trips to the Hollywood radio studio in the late 1940s to watch the Sons of The Pioneers perform live influenced their love of Cowboy music. There is no end to the surprises, subject matter, and humorous situations you will hear when the Scofield Brothers are on stage.”

Italian Family Festa
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25,
Saturday 10:00AM-8:30PM, Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Guadalupe River Park, 494 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose

We invite you to stop by and experience what Italians already know; sharing the day with great friends and family, authentic Italian foods, fantastic live entertainment, and strolling the many wonderful arts and crafts merchants is La Vita Dolce Italiana.

Now in its 33rd year, the Italian Family Festa has evolved and flourished drawing over 35,000 attendees annually. So grab a lawn chair, blanket or come as you are and join us in the park for a day of fun and festivities!
Live entertainment
Giardino di Vino (Wine Garden) in the Piazza Piccola Italia
Italian sweet and savory foods
Wine, beer and soft drinks
Culinary demos, wine and cultural discussions, gardening tips
San Jose Sharks Slap Shot - Fun for everyone!
San Jose SaberCats
San Jose Earthquakes
Bocce AND Bambini Bocce!!
Face painting
Grape stomp
Donation prize drawing
Specialty food sampling
Unique arts and crafts
Fun activities for the entire family
SEATING IS LIMITED. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair and/or blankets to enjoy the entertainment.
NOTE: There are no bottles, cans or coolers allowed.

As a courtesy to others, we kindly request that you do not bring your pets to the Festa.
PROCEEDS: The Italian Family Festa is sponsored by the Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All proceeds from the Festa help us maintain and promote Italian history in the Santa Clara Valley area. In addition, the proceeds allow us to continue and enhance our IAHF Scholarship Program. Contact the IAHF for more information on additional sponsored programs and events.”

Puppet Fair Weekend at Children’s Fairyland
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Included with admission

“All Day Puppet Petting Zoo! Now's your chance to get up close and make these wonderful puppets come alive.
11:00AM, 2:00PM, and 4:00PM - Puppet Show: The Magic Blossom
William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to life for children. Join King Oberon and Puck and the other fairies as they try to trick Queen Fairy Titania. One drop of dew in the eye from the magic flower will cause the infected to fall in love with the first person they see. But what happens when that person is a poor soul who has had his head turned into a donkey’s! Puppets, script and scenery by Lewis Mahlmann.

12:30PM and 3:00PM - Children's Theatre Presents: Cowgirls!
The (partly) true story about the girls who won the West. Follow Ruby on her quest to find her beloved cowgirl hat and ride Blue Meany, the orneriest bull that ever bucked a buckaroo. On her way, Ruby meets a host of cowgirls from American legend and history, from Sluefoot Sue to Calamity Jane to Stagecoach Mary. Join us for a rip-roaring celebration of cowgirl culture featuring traditional western songs and stories.
12:00PM-2:00PM - The Marilynn O'Hare Arts and Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
1:00PM-1:20PM - Animal of the Day!
Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

Saturday, August 24 only
12:00PM - Puppet Show: Puppets and Poppets
Presented by Motion Makers Puppeteers.
1:30PM - Puppet Show: Jack and the Bean Stalk
Presented by The Puppet Company.
3:30PM - Puppet Show: Perez and Mondinga Mexican Fiesta
A tale of a cockroach who marries a mouse. Presented by Rhonda Kay.

Sunday, August 25 only
12:00PM - Puppet Show: Jack and the Bean Stalk
Presented by The Puppet Company.
1:30PM - Puppet Show: Rumpelstiltskin
Presented by The Vagabond Puppets.
3:30PM - Puppet Show: Aladdin
Presented by The Fratello Marionettes.”

Time Travel Weekends
in Historic Old Sacramento
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25, 11:00AM-5:00PM - final weekend
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?”

The King Stag
presented by Curtain Theatre
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25, 2:00PM,
playing through September 2
Old Mill Park Amphitheatre, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

“The Curtain Theatre - Free Outdoor Theatre in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, California
presents The King Stag, a comedy of trust, transformation and affairs of the Hart.
by Carlo Gozzi, Translated and Directed by Doyle Ott

This summer the Curtain company is exploring great European theatrical traditions beyond Shakespeare. King Stag is Carlo Gozzi's fairytale masterpiece featuring comic servants, princes and princesses, magicians and magical animals, brought to the stage with masks, puppets and the performance tradition of the commedia dell'arte.

The action follows mismatched lovers, body-snatching villains and one very magical parrot from the palace of the mythical kingdom of Serendippo to the mystical forest of Roncislappe. Will truth triumph? What will be the cost, when true love faces off with wicked magic and corrupt politics?

Free and family friendly!   No reservations.

A limited number of chairs are available, first come, first served. You are also invited to bring your own field chairs or blankets for the hillside. BRING A SWEATER - the park can be
cool in the shade even on a warm day. Picnic friendly too!”

Santa Cruz Story Telling Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25,
Saturday 7:00-10:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM-3:30PM
Santa Cruz Waldorf School, 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz
see website for ticket details

“Come Listen with your Imagination and Experience the Enchantment of live Storytelling!

Our mission is to Awaken the Wisdom and Compassion of the human heart through the sharing and listening of Universal Wisdom Stories.  Every story can be enjoyed by all ages.

We invite you to picnic on the grassy meadow or under a tree on the enchanting Waldorf campus. Bring beverages, bring cheese, bring dinner to share with friends. This is an opportunity to dine al fresco as we gear up for the evening's tales. Between 5:00 and 7:00PM is your magic window.
During intermission tea and treats are available.

Bring blankets or pillows if you'd like to sit on the ground close to the stage, and warm layers for a cool evening in the Outdoor Theater. There will be chairs provided for general seating.  This event is perfect for listeners of all ages who love tales of the heart, mysteries, and adventure. There is also a playground for those young ones who may need to live out their own adventures and unable to sit and listen quietly.
Saturday Evening Performance 7:00-10:00PM
We have an enchanting Evening Program that will have your imagination traveling around the world and landing comfortably back in your heart. This performance is ideal for an audience 9 years and up.  This year we have a dynamic line-up of storytellers including Leolani Lowry, Erica Lann-Clark, Sirena Andrea, Michael Katz, Sage Lavine and Glenn Kazmierski.       
Sunday Family Show 11:00AM-12:00PM
Our children's stories will begin at 11:00AM on the Outdoor Stage.  This program is specifically designed for families elementary aged children excited about listening to stories of the heart with music and lots of laughter. There is a playground near by for any child who needs to play out their own adventure and unable to sit and listen.  Every story told here will be appropriate for all aged children.

Sunday Community Story Swap 12:00-1:00PM  - All Ages Welcome!
The Story Swap begins at 12:00PM Sunday on the main stage, hosted by the imaginative Daniel Bittleston. Here anyone inspired to give their imagination a voice can sign up to tell a story of compassion and wisdom their own!  Each participant will be given 5-7 minutes to tell.

Storytelling Skills Playshop 1:30-3:30PM
We are so excited to be offering a PlayShop packed with take home skills in the realm of storytelling. Perfect for anyone who loves to tell or wants to gain confidence in telling stories to your children, friends, clients, or on stage.  Ideal for parents, teachers, counselors, public speakers and future festival storytellers.  Join Sirena Andrea Artistic Director of the Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival in this two hour experiential PlayShop.”

Romeo and Juliet
presented by Shady Shakespeare
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25, 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.”

A Tantric Hermes Workshop
with Sam Webster
Sunday, August 25, 11:00AM-2:00PM
A private home/temple in Richmond, address given upon registration.
To register, please call The Sacred Well at 510-444-9355 or e-mai info@sacredwell.com
No one turned away for lack of funds, donations gratefully accepted

“Since March this year, our monthly Dark Moon practice of Hermes and Hekate has been growing and thriving. We are now beginning to build a deeper relationship with this work. Join Mage and Priest of Hermes, Sam Webster, to learn a deep practice for invoking Hermes (Greek Messenger of the Gods) in his All-Liberating form.

Hermes is the Greek God of commerce, good luck, sudden or unexpected enrichment, crossroads, and hospitality. He may be called upon to remove obstructions to successful commerce and communication, and has a playful, joyous presence.

Intended for daily use, the Hermes practice introduces Tantric Buddhist methods in a Pagan setting. This Hermes invocation may be used to cultivate divine vision, develop inner yogas that clear energy blocks, and explore 'secret' yogas that liberate the mind. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and abilities.”

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!”

Family Day at Sienna Ranch
Sunday, August 25, 12:00-4:00PM, (and the last Sunday of every month)
Sienna Ranch, 3232 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, 925-283-6311
$85 includes up to five people, advance registration required - see website

“On the last Sunday of each month, Sienna Ranch will open its doors for a special family and community day.  Come enjoy the activities, good company, healthy food, and the wholesome environment at Sienna Ranch.  Family Day is fun for all ages.  

Horse and pony rides, sustainability education and projects, archery, hayrides, survival skills activities, and more.  Bring your own picnic lunch or buy from one of our healthy food vendors.  

Family Days are on Sundays, 12:00-4:00PM.  
Family Day Pass is $85.

With the purchase of a family pass, you will get
admission to Sienna Ranch family day for up to 5 people
3 horse ride tickets
3 archery tickets
5 hayride tickets
participation in the featured hands-on sustainability or survival skill activity
unlimited animal visits to goats, sheep, chickens
special demonstrations, entertainment, or hands-on projects (vary from month to month)

Note: Food and special services offered at an additional cost.  For additional archery and horse ride tickets, please purchase a second family pass.

Family Days are limited to 40 families, so register soon!”
at the Peralta Adobe
Sunday, August 25, 12:00AM-5:00PM
Peralta Adobe and Fallon House Historic Site, 175 West Saint John Street, San Jose
General Admission is Free, Activity Tickets $1 each or 6 tickets for $5

“Sunday, August 25, is the annual Fandango! at the Peralta Adobe Historic Site, at the heart of the San Pedro Square Market.

This date commemorates the death of Luis Maria Peralta 162 years ago. Peralta was one of the first Alcalde or Mayors of the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. A Californio, he lived in the Adobe with his family.

Learn about life in early San Jose through hands-on activities and story telling. Enjoy live music and dancing with Los Arribenos de San Francisco, and meet Stone Shield - a descendant of the original horses brought by Spanish explorers. Children can make an adobe brick, corn husk doll, weave, and try roping a steer. Food is available throughout the San Pedro Market.

Tours of the Adobe and Fallon House start at 12:30PM, 1:30PM and 2:30PM. Reservations are recommended, please call: 408-918-1047. $8 per adult, $5 for seniors and students with a valid ID. Children five and under are free.”  

Visioning Circle
at The Home of Truth
Sunday, August 25, 12:30-1:15PM, and the fourth Sunday of each month
The Home of Truth Spiritual Center, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
For more information, please contact Rev. Ouida at 510-350-6249 or revouida@yahoo.com

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

with Maya Spector
Sunday, August 25, 1:30-5:00PM
private home, 685 ½ Fairmount Avenue, Oakland
$15, all materials provided.  
Space is limited, please RSVP to Maya at 650-329-1415 or mayaspector@hotmail.com

“Please join me on Sunday, August 25 for this easy yet profound way to access intuition, have fun, and create your own set of collaged cards. Invite your friends!

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

Soul-u-tions: Your Soul Plan
with Devin Hunter
Sunday, August 25, 4:00-6:00PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“Are you ready for deep and long lasting change in life? Are you ready to finally take the steps to be the master of your own destiny and to write your own rulebook? Join mystic and spiritual advisor Devin Hunter as we explore the Soul-u-tions you have been looking for in this spirit-centered workshop series.

Your Soul Plan is the second installment of the Soul-u-tions workshop series. During this workshop we will discuss what it means to have a sense of purpose in this life and ways to create a well-rounded spiritual plan of action to be the best you can be at fulfilling your purpose.  Topics will also include a step-by-step outline for spiritual success, juggling the mundane and spiritual, ways to ‘get out your funk,’ and how to stay true to your purpose no matter what life throws at you!

Devin Hunter has been a practicing witch his entire life and has been teaching the Craft for over seven years. Devin hosts Modern Witch Podcast, and publishes Modern Witch Magazine for which he also writes. He hails from Ohio, where he sat on the board of directors of the Pagan Community Council of Ohio, and had a popular private psychic service for over two years before relocating to California. Currently Devin is the House Medium at The Mystic Dream where he teaches the art of psychic development and tarot, and sees clients privately.”

Tea and Tarot
with Charlie London and Chas Bogan
Sunday, August 25, 4:00-6:00PM, and the fourth Sunday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
Donations accepted to cover cost of tea

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

Self-Healing and Natural Vision Improvement
with Meir Schneider, Ph.D., L.M.T.
Monday, August 26, 7:00PM
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View
Free, but please RSVP to 650-988-9800

“Learn techniques that, when incorporated into daily life, will encourage our bodies to balance themselves and will also improve our eyesight. You will learn how to overcome persistent back and joint pain, as well as nerve, circulatory, and heart problems. You will discover how to overcome computer eyestrain and simple nearsightedness or farsightedness. Meir Schneider, Ph.D., L.M.T. was born blind to deaf parents, healed himself of blindness and developed an original holistic approach to health. In 2007 he was named one of the Top Ten Most Inspirational Israelis worldwide.”

Tea and Chanting with Rabbit
Tuesday, August 27, (and the fourth Tuesday of each month)
Meet for tea at 7:30PM, chanting begins at 8:00PM for 30 minutes
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$5 suggested donation

“Join Rabbit for an evening of the herbal and the verbal. After sharing information about this month's unique, delicious herbal tea, explaining this month's mantra, and offering a brief dharma talk Rabbit leads the group in rhythmic, harmonic chanting for approximately 30-50 minutes.”

Berkeley Morris Workshop
Tuesday, August 27, 7:30PM, and two more Tuesdays
Christ Church of Berkeley, 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley

"Every year Berkeley Morris hosts a series of FREE workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience is needed, and all are welcome! Workshops are taught by members of Berkeley Morris, or friends of ours from the local (or not so local) dance community. Come to one, or attend all four. Join us afterwards at the Jupiter Pub at 2181 Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley.

The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year. If you attended last year, come back for something new!

Workshops for 2013 will be held on the following dates (all are Tuesdays beginning at 7:30PM):
27 August
10 September
17 September

Come and learn the basics of Morris Dancing at a series of free workshops in Berkeley. Each Tuesday we will teach a different variation and begin at the beginning, so come to as many as you want.  No partner needed; this is danced in a group rather than with a partner.

Morris Dance is a traditional English performance dating back hundreds of years, typically done in the spring by a team of dancers and musicians who have practised together over the winter months.  Berkeley Morris was founded in 1977. We perform throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Our team members cover a wide range of locations, professions, ages and genders.”

These are the Morris Dancers who make the sun come up at Tilden Park on Beltane!

Cob Hot Tub Workshop!
with Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures
Tuesday-Wednesday, August 27-28 , 10:00AM-6:00PM
Isis Oasis, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville
$75 per day, or $140 for both days

“We will be building a cob hot tub behind the Hobbit Huts.  Learn how to heat the water using the heat from the fire.  Overnight camping available.
Cost for the workshop is $75 per day, or $140 for 2 days.
We will be plastering the oven/tub two weeks after which participants would be invited to learn as well.”

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!

Have a Nurturing, Soulful, Lucid, Transformational Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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