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, September 10, 2014

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, September 10, 2014

See more event listings on the calendar at the Pantheon Foundations' website:

CAYA Coven’s Virtual Food Drive, National Heirloom Exposition, World Suicide Prevention Day, Attaining Balance of Body Mind and Spirit, What River Are You Made Of? Tuolumne Inside Out, Bringing Up Baby, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Year of the Rooster, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Galactic Evolution, Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000, Offerings: A Feminist Festival of Transformative Arts, King Tut Festival, King Fool, Village Building Convergence: Build Resilient Communities, Sea Music Festival, Botany On Your Plate, The Iron Giant, Film Production/Potluck - Livermore Ranch, Monthly Open Village Celebration, Letterpressed Coasters, History for Half Pints Family Program, Day in the Life 1901, Dr. E.P. Kitty’s Wunderkammer Festival, Campbell Library Anniversary Fair, Sail on the Alma, Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles, Deep Dreaming: Finding Interconnection through Shared Dreaming, Community Seed’s Open Circle, Jim Berenholtz's Neo-Ancient Art, Writers With Drinks, East Bay Waltz, The MetaQuizzical Cafe, Michael DeWall and David Erdreich in Concert, Dance your Bliss: a Movement Dance Zone, Much Ado About Sebastopol, Casa de Fruta Renaissance Faire, Sacramento Pagan Pride Harvest Festival, Glass Mosaic Two-Day Workshop, Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival, The Tempest, Family Lovies, Make Your Own Movie!, Solano Stroll, 14th Annual Antique Autos at History Park, Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley, Sunday Crafternoon: Bleach Painted Textile Art, Black Rose Witchcraft, Comedy Day, Gatsby Summer Afternoon at Dunsmuir House, Lover Earth Playshop: From The Sensual To The Spiritual, Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy, Big Bad Gina with Laura Love, Guarding the Gate, Introduction To The GAPS Diet, Sewn Seeds - Cycles of Fruition, The Bubbling Crock: Fermented Foods and Beverages, Krishna Jayanthi, Mi Cuerpo Sagrado, A Will For The Woods, Berkeley Morris Workshop, Garden Fresh Luncheon at Gamble Garden, Live Faith Live Food Lecture Series: Hinduism and Yoga, Lessons From Earth And Spirit Part One, Butterfly 101

CAYA Coven’s Virtual Food Drive
for The Alameda County Community Food Bank
now through November 11

“From Heart and Harvest through Death and Wisdom (also known as Lammas through Samhain), CAYA encourages you to share the bounty of your own harvest with those who are in need in our local community through The Alameda County Community Food Bank.

On the CAYA Virtual Food Drive Page, you can ‘go shopping’ and choose what will be bought with your donation of money, or you can simply choose any amount you wish to donate.  Through the magic of bulk purchasing, every dollar donated this way transforms into $4 worth of food!

Please share the link on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and anywhere else where magically generous people can be found!

CAYA’s Virtual Food Drive will be running through the end of October, so whenever you have some extra abundance to share this Autumn, please ‘go shopping’ with CAYA and help us to reach our goal of $500 - which will, of course, buy $2,000 worth of food for those in need of extra abundance this season!”

National Heirloom Exposition
Tuesday-Thursday, September 9-11, 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
Adults $10 for one day, $25 for all 3 days, children 17 and under free

“The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. Our third annual event held mid-September 2013 in Santa Rosa, California drew more than 18,000 people from around the country and beyond. With more than 100 speakers and 300 natural food vendors, the event was the largest gathering in pure food history! The Heirloom Expo has gained incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public–so much so that it is being called the World’s Fair of Pure Food!”

World Suicide Prevention Day
Wednesday, September 10

“The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are committed to preventing suicide. These organizations recognize World Suicide Prevention Day as an important day in the international calendar. World Suicide Prevention Day brings together individuals and organizations with an interest in suicide prevention, and mobilizes efforts to save lives.

Efforts to prevent suicide have been celebrated on World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10th - each year since 2003. In 2014, the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is 'Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.' The theme reflects the fact that connections are important at several levels if we are to combat suicide.”

Attaining Balance of Body, Mind, and Spirit
with John Niec
a ten class series
Wednesday, September 10, 7:00-9:30PM
and nine more Wednesdays through November 12
Home of Truth, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
sliding scale $100

“You can experience balance by applying spiritual practices to the most important areas of your life. Each class will include quiet meditation, discussion, and music, that you may be: free from the past, centered in the present, embracing the future.

For added depth of experience, each participant may choose to further a personal project in an area that is out of balance.

John Niec is an exceptional presenter and has that quality that makes all people feel respected and valued. He holds an RScP licence through the Centers for Spiritual Living. He has taught professionally for 20+ years, and he has taught spiritual course work for seven. He is board president and a frequent speaker at the Home of Truth.”

What River Are You Made Of? Tuolumne Inside Out
opening gala reception Thursday, September 11, 6:30-9:00PM
exhibit runs September 3-October 3
Capital One 360 Cafe, 101 Post Street, San Francisco

“This show brings you 20+ artists’ interpretations of our Tuolumne River, as well as the 411 on the river itself. The artists weave a story about the Tuolumne on the molecular, infrastructure, and end use levels through their 2D, 3D, digital, and mixed media artwork.

While the Tuolumne River flows out of the tall peaks of the Sierra Nevada straight to the faucets of three million water users in the San Francisco Bay Area, many don’t know its name and relation to them. The Tuolumne River provides both water and electricity to Turlock, Modesto, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

What else lies hidden from our consciousness about this stunning river as it flows below Bay Area urban neighborhoods, enters our bodies, passes on into the landscape or sewers? What ripples does this river make below us, around us and inside of us? How does this river move through the Bay Area? How are we using it? And what does this life force need from us, to be purely available to us?

Come to the September 11, 6:30-9:00PM Show Opening for an inspired education on the origin of the water most of your body is made of - stay for the live music, refreshments, and company of most excellent people.

Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Founder and Director of Wholly H2O, curates this show.”

Bringing Up Baby
Thursday, September 11, 7:00PM
The Cerrito Theater, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, 510-273-9250

“Don’t miss this hilarious movie!

An heiress, a pet leopard, a handsome but absent-minded paleontologist, and a missing dinosaur bone add up to a perfect madcap comedy. Directed by Howard Hawks, starring the irresistible screen pair, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, Bringing Up Baby defines the term ‘screwball comedy’.

Bringing Up Baby plays only once on Thursday, September 11, at 7:00PM. All seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Have you tried Scene, on the right side of the lobby? Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, snacks and salads - and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater. Scene opens daily at 4:30PM and is a great place to visit - even when you’re not going to a movie.”

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14
see website for schedule, venue, and ticket details

“The 15th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival is proud to offer four evenings of stimulating performances and installations by internationally recognized composers and performers in the electronic music field. This year's lineup includes a wide variety of electronic music, ranging from live tape collage, noise, musique concrete, sound design, and free improvisation. The featured artists utilize instruments such as analog synthesizers, home-brewed electronics, acoustic instruments, and laptop patches.

SFEMF has invited a distinctive group of artists from across the field of electronic music. On the main stage at Brava Theater Center, we are presenting UK-based industrial-ambient legends Zoviet France, renowned electronic composer Nic Collins (Chicago), live tape collagist Aki Onda (New York), violist/composer Ezra Buchla, interdisciplinary sound artist Joker Nies (Cologne), ambient electronic composer Sarah Davachi, violinist/composer Christina Stanley, electro-acoustic artist Xo Xinh, and ambient loop composer Julia Mazawa. And, on our special opening night concert at the Exploratorium's Kanbar Forum, field recording maverick and composer David Dunn and antic keyboardist Head-Boggle (with live visuals by Caitlin Denny) will be playing through the immersive constellation sound system.”

Year of the Rooster
Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14,
Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM
playing through October 12
Impact Theatre at La Val's Subterranean, 1834 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, 510-224-5744
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

“Year of the Rooster · West Coast Premiere
By Eric Dufault · Directed by Logan Ellis
With Anthony Agresti, Terry Bamberger, Caleb Cabrera, Jon Nagel, and Sango Tajima

Odysseus Rex is having quite a year. Quite a part of a year, anyway - Odie’s only eight months old. But even at his young age, he’s mad as hell and wants to fight his way to the top. Did we mention Odie’s a rooster? Odie’s trainer, fast-food cashier Gil, has been raising Odie in a bid to return to the horrific world of cockfighting, his only chance to win at something in life. To get there, though, Gil and Odie have to survive Dickie the cockfight promoter, Gil’s mom, and Philipa, Gil’s young McDonald’s manager who’s got big dreams of her very own. A gut-busting yet poignant portrait of the price of ambition, this is the must-see show of the fall.”

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
presented by The Aluminous Collective
Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14, 8:00PM
playing through September 21
The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland
see website for ticket information

“The Aluminous Collective presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Michael French

A riotous courtroom drama set in a timeless netherworld between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner.

Judas Iscariot feels alone. Vilified by all Christians for the last 2000 years for his betrayal of Jesus Christ to the Roman authorities for thirty pieces of silver. For that act and for his subsequent suicide, he has allegedly been condemned to hell for all eternity. It is a story with which we are all familiar. Perhaps the time has come for a reprieve? Many others had their sins washed away by Jesus: many others were given the opportunity to start again. And are there not other figures that should bear their share of the blame? And where better a venue for such a case to be tried than in a courtroom delicately poised between heaven and hell: as the attorney for Judas' defense states, ‘This is Purgatory, I've got all day.’”

Galactic Evolution
with Dr. Robert Feldmann,
Hubble Fellow with the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley
The Monthly Meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society
Friday, September 12, 7:30PM, and the second Friday of each month
Room 5015, next to Parking Lot 5, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Admission Free, Parking $3

“Galaxies and many of their properties evolve over cosmic history: Which processes determine their sizes, regulate their star formation rates, or shape their morphology? In fact, nobody really knows. However, compared with just 10 years ago, we are now much closer to answering those questions. This remarkable development is largely a result of two major advances. First, with the advent of large scale, digital galaxy surveys the quantitative analysis of millions of galaxies became possible - a development that is still revolutionizing our understanding of galaxy evolution. Secondly, the continuous increase in computing power enables astrophysicists, like myself, to develop and evaluate increasingly sophisticated theoretical models. In my work, I often rely on state-of-the-art hydrodynamics and gravity solvers such as the SPH-code GASOLINE or the AMR-code ART to study how galaxies evolve in a cosmological setting. In my presentation, I will show through video simulations how well current physics is able to predict galaxy evolution, and what the shortcomings seem to be.

The Peninsula Astronomical Society is a group of some 200 Bay Area astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Some members are professionally trained in astronomy, others are just starting and have never looked through a telescope before. One thing that we all have in common is an interest in the sky.

The PAS holds meetings on the second Friday of each month at 7:30PM on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA (between San Jose and Palo Alto).  The meetings are usually held in Room 5015, next to Parking Lot 5 (see map). Each meeting features a speaker (or speakers) bringing us up to date on different topics in astronomy. The public is welcome to attend these meetings; there is no charge to attend.  Note, however, that there is a $3 charge for parking - visitor parking permits are available from the machines in the parking lots.  Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. Please do not park in spaces marked Staff - you will be ticketed!

As part of its commitment to bringing astronomy to the public, the Peninsula Astronomical Society operates the Foothill College Observatory http://www.pastro.org/dnn/Observatory/FoothillObservatory.aspx.
The Observatory is staffed by members of the society who volunteer to conduct the regularly scheduled public programs.

In addition to operating the Foothill Observatory, the PAS has its own observatory in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. This location has AC power and room for members to set up their own telescopes at our monthly star parties. This site is also the home of the society's 12" telescope, available for member use after a checkout.”

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000
Friday, September 12, 10:30PM, and the second Friday of each month
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland, 510-658-7900

“The New Parkway Theater presents a mystery episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Who knows what episode we'll be playing… but you can be sure it's definitely going to be good! Please join us for a night of laughter and fun hosted by The New Parkway's own resident MST3K fan, Oliver Beckwith. The pre-show includes an MST3K trivia contest with prizes!

The New Parkway Theater is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our cafe or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!

Every week we have something for everyone... from Doc Night to Baby Brigade and Thrillville Theater to Nerd Night, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Trivia Thursdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, and First Fridays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.”

Offerings: A Feminist Festival of Transformative Arts
presented by Siren Project
and Oakland Peace Center
Friday-Sunday, September 12-14
Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland
see website for schedule and ticket details

“We cordially invite you to attend the festival to receive our offerings.
Come celebrate, experience, and cultivate Creativity In Community and be transformed.

The intention of this feminist powered festival is for the participants to experience and be inspired by the creative works of 75 feminist individuals and organizations in the Bay Area. Each of these creators took a pilgrimage or partnered with Siren Project to present their collective Offerings at the festival for healing, growth, and empowerment.  All festival participants will have the opportunity to cultivate their inner creative life force in a safe and authentic community setting through interactions, engagements, and activities ranging from silly to spiritual. The goal is to provide a fun and uplifting experience through creative explorations and exposes. The hope is that this one-of-a-kind experience will open doors for new insights, fresh perspectives, and inner wisdom to sneak up on each one of us.

The mission of Siren Project is to provide space, energy, and time for an authentic, intimate, and intentional community in which feminists can be exactly who they are, how they are, and where they are in their personal journeys through gentle and daring exploration of challenging issues, using the vehicle of transformative arts and expose of such for self empowerment and collective impact.”

King Tut Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 12-14
Friday 5:00-10:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM, Sunday 12:00-6:00PM
Saint Antonius Coptic Church, 2500 Hansen Road, Hayward
parking at Hayward High School, 1633 East Avenue, Hayward

"We invite you to join us at the Annual King Tut Festival, for a glimpse into one of the most storied and ancient civilizations in the world.

The Festival will be filled with
Delicious foods
Ornate arts and crafts available for purchase
Historical and cultural information, and more.

There are kids activities, senior discounts are available, and best of all, ADMISSION IS FREE! It’s great entertainment for the entire family!

Mark your calendars, and don’t miss the royal treatment you’ll receive at the 2014 King Tut Festival!”

King Fool
presented by We Players
Friday-Sunday, September 12-14,
playing through September 28
various times and venues
see website for detailed schedule, location, and ticket information

“King Fool
Created and performed by Ava Roy and John Hadden
Adapted by John Hadden from Shakespeare’s King Lear

We Players is embarking on a multi-year development of a new piece called King Fool, with a focus on themes of death and dying, loss, grief, and healing. Each performance will be immediately followed by a facilitated conversation with performers, site hosts and audience members. These conversations will inform future iterations of King Fool, as the King and his fool continue to wander through time and space, telling old stories, playing all the parts, reliving their miseries and finding humor in the face of grief and loss.

Performances King Fool 2014 will take place in multiple locations:
Battery Wallace in the Marin Headlands; a private residence in San Anselmo; and at various other Undisclosed Locations.

Friday, September 12: Undisclosed Location: Time and Location TBA
Saturday, September 13: Battery Wallace, in the Marin Headlands; 2:00-5:00PM
Sunday, September 14: Battery Wallace, in the Marin Headlands; 2:00-5:00PM

Friday, September 19: Undisclosed Location in San Francisco; Time TBA
Saturday, September 20: Private residence, in San Anselmo; 4:00-7:00PM (SOLD OUT!)
Sunday, September 21: Private residence, in San Anselmo;4:00-7:00PM

Friday, September 26: Undisclosed Location: Time and Location TBA
Saturday, September 27: Battery Wallace, in the Marin Headlands; 2:00-5:00PM
Sunday, September 28: Battery Wallace, in the Marin Headlands; 2:00-5:00PM

Performances at Battery Wallace are presented in partnership with the National Park Service, and the project site is universally accessible. If you have mobility disabilities, please purchase tickets for a King Fool performance at Battery Wallace.”

Village Building Convergence: Build Resilient Communities
Friday, September 12-Sunday, September 21
various venues in Sebastopol
see website for admission and schedule details

“The Village Building Convergence is an annual collaboration and cross pollination of neighbors, groups and civic partnerships to transform our town through village life patterns and educational placemaking projects.

This culminates in a 10-day Fall celebration including creating street murals, cob bus stops, community gardens, and much more as local citizens and visitors take to the streets of Sebastopol during the 10-day placemaking festival.

The VBC will also host educational and celebratory events in the evenings. Most evening events of educational and inspirational presentations, food, music, and a whole lot of celebration, will be held at the Sebastopol Grange.

Many of you may have heard of VBC from our northern allies in Portland who have been doing this successfully for 14 years. Now it’s our turn to bring this awesome event home.

Placemaking is the act of locals coming together to shape their common spaces in a way that promotes beauty and community. Projects may take the shape of benches on corners, street painting projects, sharing kiosks, natural building projects and a multitude of other ways to inspire neighbors to gather in public spaces.

All daytime placemaking events are free, and everyone of all ages is invited to come help paint, build, and plant and create beauty together. Tickets for evening events can be purchased separately on the day of the event. Whole event passes are available presale on the VBC website now.”

Sea Music Festival
Saturday, September 13, 9:30AM-5:00PM
see website for detailed schedule and list of performers
Hyde Street Pier and onboard the Balclutha and Eureka, San Francisco
Adults $5, Youth 15 and under Free

“This summer we'll celebrate another long-standing maritime tradition with the Sea Music Festival at Hyde Street Pier. Be sure to join us for a day of heartfelt singing and sweet instrumentals from a talented crew of local musicians and nationally-renowned performers. Join us for a day and evening of traditional music from around the world.

From two stages on Hyde Street Pier, and onboard the historic vessels Balclutha and Eureka.

Admission: Hyde Street Pier and Visitor Center, free. Boarding fees for the historic vessels: Adults, $5, ages 15 and under, free. Free with National Park passes. For more Information call 415-447-5000.

Experience traditional songs of the sea with performers Revell Carr, Erin Conner, James Kelly, Michael Kahan, Erin Thompson, Brass Farthing, Hai Yan Jackson Chinese Dance Company, Gibb Schreffler, Shay Black, Riggy Rackin, The Jammy Dodgers, John Roberts and Debra Cowan, Holdstock and Macleod and many more!”

Botany On Your Plate
Saturday, September 13, 10:00AM-12:00PM
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Please register online at the website below
for more information, e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

“Observe, draw, predict, dissect, describe, compare, journal and diagram their discoveries as they study edible roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Exploring and tasting fresh produce is a central theme of Botany on Your Plate. Children learn about the nutrient values of these edible plant parts while savoring the taste, texture, and aromas of foods from the gardens of the world. Through their own hands-on investigations, children’s interest in edible plants (fruits and vegetables) is heightened.”

The Iron Giant
part of the Popcorn Palace series at the Balboa Theatre
Saturday, September 13, 10:00AM
The Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa Street, San Francisco
$10 includes popcorn and a drink

“The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The film was directed by Brad Bird, scripted by Tim McCanlies, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Christopher McDonald, and John Mahoney.

The film is about a lonely boy named Hogarth raised by his mother (the widow of an Air Force pilot), who discovers an iron giant who fell from space. With the help of a beatnik named Dean, they have to stop the U.S. military and a federal agent from finding and destroying the Giant. The Iron Giant takes place in October 1957 in the American state of Maine during the height of the Cold War.”

Film Production/Potluck - Livermore Ranch
an MMTB Actors and Director's Challenge
Saturday, September 13, 10:00AM-7:00PM
Reinstein Ranch, 8201 Highland Road, Livermore
see website for registration details

“Actors, Filmmakers, Writers All Levels!!! Come Make A Short Film With Us!!!

Films made on this event will be due on November 1, 2014 and Screened the Same Month at the Landmark Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley AND Rheem Theatre in Moraga.

On this event we: Get into teams, Make Short Films, Network, Eat (It's a Potluck, Bring a Food Item to Avoid Extra $10 Charge)

Come Make Short Films with us! Short films made on these events average three-nine film teams or short films made in one day. Then in a few months see your films on a Big Screen at the Landmark Shattuck Theatre!
Reinstein Ranch is one of the oldest continuously operated horse and cattle ranches in Contra Costa County. It’s rich heritage includes being a hub of agricultural activity, with a full blown blacksmith operation for its 48 draft horses, winning the Grand Prize at the Paris World’s Fair in 1900, (for wheat grown on the ranch) to creating lengthy portions of Highland, Manning, and Carneal Roads, which are now maintained by the County.”

Monthly Open Village Celebration
at Green Valley Village
Saturday, September 13, 10:00AM-8:00PM, and the second Saturday of each month
Green Valley Village, 13024 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol
RSVP required; please e-mail gvv.events@gmail.com
Donations accepted

“On the Second Saturday of each month, we have an open-village day.  Our second Saturday event is an all day open house where potential members and interested visitors can experience a day of life at Green Valley Village.  This is when we're most prepared to orient newcomers and is the best introduction to our Village.  Guests are welcome to come for all or part of Second Saturday, which includes a work party, lunch, a tour, a skillshare, a potluck dinner, and an evening event.

This month: Blackberry Bonanza!!

Join us for the last of the blackberry picking, and help us preserve the harvest of the summer.  

All you can pick blackberries (a small donation would be lovely).  Tour of the land, music, camp fire, camping available.  Come out and celebrate the last of summer with us.

Our Saturday work party generally begins at 10:00AM. Please bring work gloves and sturdy shoes, a sun hat, water bottle, and dress in layers.

Lunch is at 1:30PM.  People who participate in our work party are welcome to be our guests for lunch.  Otherwise, we ask you to bring a potluck contribution so there's sure to be plenty of food.  Email our Event Coordinator to RSVP for our Second Saturdays!  gvv.events@gmail.com (This email is only checked 2 times per week, so please be patient in waiting for a response.)

You will be guided on a walking tour to see our Farm and Pond, goats, chickens, llamas, etc. Please bring good walking shoes, a sun hat, water bottle, and dress in layers.  

We generally request a small donation for the day's events!! Remember that by giving to Green Valley Village you are supporting the continued existence of this evolving Eco-Village!!

We also have Handmade Eco-Village Products and Services Available!!  These products and services support the right livelihoods of members of our Village.  Look at the Village Marketplace section of our website to find out more about the products and services offered at our Eco-Village.  

Thank you for your support of and interest in our Village!!”

Letterpressed Coasters
with the ladies of Studio Ephemera
Saturday, September 13, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$65, limit 10 students

“Join us to print a happy hour themed coasters and leave with a set of 35 custom coasters for your home or to use as a hostess gift to friends/family/etc! We will have a selection of happy hour (wine/beer/cocktail) themed words and images for you to choose from to design your coaster during class. Coasters will be 4 inches square, with rounded corners on heavy paper stock. During this workshop, students will learn letterpress design and printing basics and will get a chance to print on two different vintage platen presses. You will also print some custom gift tags.

Studio Ephemera is a Berkeley-based design and letterpress printing studio owned by Monique Comacchio and Camden Richards. Studio Ephemera specializes in designing and printing custom materials, ranging from social stationery and event invitations, to labels and marketing materials. Camden and Monique both have extensive experience in design, printing, teaching and have produced work that has been featured on websites including Oh So Beautiful and The Knot. They have also created fine artists books and prints that are owned in public and private collections.”

History for Half Pints Family Program
Saturday, September 13, 11:00AM-2:00PM
HAHS Center for History and Culture, 22380 Foothill Boulevard, Hayward

“Make a Schultüte to celebrate the beginning of the school year!  A German tradition dating back to the 1800s, a Schultüte is a cone filled with school supplies and candy given to a child on their first day of school.  Each child will make their own cone, enjoy games and listen to stories.”

Day in the Life 1901
with the Hyde Street Living History Players
Saturday, September 13, 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.

September 13:  Living History and the Sea Music Festival, a full day of vocal and acoustic music of the sea, on three stages.

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.”

Dr. E.P. Kitty’s Wunderkammer Festival
featuring the Great Sonoma County Handcar Races
Saturday, September 13, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Windsor Wunderkammer, 350 Windsor River Road, Windsor
$8 in advance through April 15, $10 after April 15, children 12 and under free

“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!”

Campbell Library Anniversary Fair
Saturday, September 13, 12:00-3:00P
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, 408-866-1991

“Celebrate 100 years of the Santa Clara County Library District with live music, refreshments, stories, crafts, face painting, and a photo booth.

Enjoy activities with the Bookmobile, the historic Rescue 25 fire truck, a Santa Clara County Fire truck, Campbell History Museum, First Five’s Potter the Otter, Master Gardeners, and more!

Supported by the Friends of the Campbell Library.”

Sail on the Alma
Saturday, September 13, boarding at 12:30PM, returning to Hyde Street Pier at 4:00PM
board at Hyde Street Pier, 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
Adults $40, Seniors 62 and over $30, Children 6-15 $20, Ages 5 and under Free
pre-registration recommended

“Haul lines to raise the sails with National Park Service Rangers as you explore the Bay aboard the historic 60 foot Alma! Take in dazzling views and San Francisco's riveting history: Native Americans, Spanish explorers, the Gold Rush, lighthouses, the Barbary Coast, Fisherman's Wharf, earthquakes, shipbuilding and more! Before highways and bridges, hundreds of scow schooners like Alma plied San Francisco Bay, hauling goods as the ‘flatbed trucks’ of their day. The last of her kind, Alma will transport you to a long ago era on this unique, hands-on, educational sailing program with the National Park Service.

Be prepared for cold, wind, spray, and bright sun. Life jackets and flotation devices are provided. Bring water (no alcohol permitted), snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen, layers of clothing, closed toe active footwear, camera, binoculars, and a sense of adventure! Trip may be cancelled due to weather, or other safety concerns, at the discretion of the captain.

Sailing runs on selected Thursdays and Saturdays from June to November.”

Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles

Hunters Point Gathering
Saturday, September 13, 12:30-3:30PM
Ecocenter at Heron’s Head Park, 32 Jennings Street, San Francisco

China Camp Celebration
Sunday, September 14, 2:00-5:00PM
China Camp, San Rafael

“Join us for three unique and exciting public programs as Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles retraces the forgotten history of Chinese shrimp fishing in San Francisco Bay, through sailings on the Grace Quan, a 43-foot replica of a 19th century Chinese shrimp junk, to former Chinese shrimping sites around the Bay.

An interdisciplinary team of visual, sound, and media artists led by CW Director Rene Yung will chronicle the sails, along with historical ecologists from the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and John C. Muir, archaeologist and Curator of Small Craft at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, who led the building of the Park’s Grace Quan, will be her skipper. The project will culminate in a transmedia art installation at the Maritime Park in 2015.

Mark your calendar for these one-of-a-kind public programs that connect local sites to the larger history of Chinese shrimp fishing in the Bay. Each will be a distinct, unforgettable experience!

Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles is made possible by generous support from the Creative Work Fund, with additional support from the Center for Cultural Innovation and individual donors like you. We are a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists.”

Deep Dreaming: Finding Interconnection through Shared Dreaming
facilitated by Richard Russo and Meredith Sabini
Saturday, September 13, 2:00-4:30PM,
and three more Saturdays, October 11, November 1, December 6
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767
$25 per session

“The dreaming mind, 140 million years in its evolving, is concerned with life itself, its balance in the human world, and its continuity on the planet. Deep Dreaming is an innovative process that lets us peer below the visible surface of life into its implicate depths. It begins with a brief meditation to open dream-space. Dreams recalled from a lifetime of dreaming are then told, one at a time, for about twenty minutes. We then hear all the dreams read as a single narrative and participants engage with the images, actions, and tensions present. A dream re-entry lets participants engage with a portion of the narrative meaningful to them. Join us in discovering how emergent dream themes connect with the world we live in and its challenges. Attend single sessions or the whole series.”

Community Seed’s Open Circle
Saturday, September 13, 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's Open Circle will be all about singing!  So bring your voices!”

Jim Berenholtz's Neo-Ancient Art
Inspired by Egyptian and Native American Traditions
Art Reception
Saturday, September 13, 6:00-8:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355

“At this evening art opening and event, Jim Berenholtz will give a talk on the iconography and symbolism in his paintings inspired by indigenous cultures and ancient civilizations. Jim specializes in the creation of mandalas and temple art in rich detail, working with the cosmologies of the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and many Native American cultures. Each of his paintings is like a book, a visual teaching instrument designed to activate our consciousness in specific ways. Jim will also share some of his neo-ancient music that works in conjunction with his paintings.
Jim Berenholtz is a multifaceted artist who has been training with native cultures in the living wisdom of the Earth for well over forty years. Whether as a musician or dancer, writer or speaker, painter or photographer, he is devoted to bringing forth the organic creative intelligence that is natural to our species. In this way he forges a passionate blend of arts and activism, celebrating unity in diversity and building bridges for peace.”

Writers With Drinks
Saturday, September 13, 7:00-9:00PM, and the second Saturday of each month
The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco
$10-$20, no-one turned away for lack of funds

“Writers With Drinks combines erotica with literature, stand-up comedy with science fiction and poetry with essays. Plus mystery, romance, memoir, rants and ‘other’.

This month’s writers:
Lenelle Moise (Haiti Glass, Madivinez, Ache What Make)
Robin Sloan (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore)
Annelyse Gelman (Everyone I Love Is A Stranger To Someone)
Edan Lepucki (California)
Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star)
Christina Nichol (Waiting For The Electricity)

All proceeds benefit local non-profits.”

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

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

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

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, October 11
Saturday, November 8
(no dance in December, since the hall is busy)
Saturday, January 10, 2015 (hey, that's 2015!)

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!

The MetaQuizzical Cafe
Saturday, September 13, 7:30-9:30PM, and the second Saturday of each month
Lydia's Sunflower Center, 1435 North McDowell Blvd. Suite 100, Petaluma

“A Musical Science and Philosophy Salon
Jim and Kathy Ocean present The MetaQuizzical Cafe, A stimulating, folk-rocking, romp through science, politics, satire and spirit. If you’re in the mood for something really different, then step into the MetaQuizzical Cafe, where Carl Sagan meets you at the door, Pete Seeger shows you to your table, Rod Serling hands you a smoke, and Tom Lehrer’s banging pots in the kitchen. When the music starts to play, better watch the worm holes on the way. You’re sitting in the MetaQuizzical Cafe.

Jim Ocean has been writing and performing for 30 years, including being a founding member and primary writer for Celtic Elvis, the Dogmatics and Placebo Domingo. His albums include The Rise and Fall of Practically Everything and Hard to be Real with Celtic Elvis, Fear and Love with the Dogmatics plus two solo projects: Pop Tunes for Mystics and Macro2Micro, with more on the way.

The Oceans’ environmental disaster song Plastilla was recently made into a video and used as curriculum in Fresno Unified schools. Their song and video about Dark Matter, Said the Dark to the Light won audience favorite at a film festival in Paris last year.

Jim and Kathy have performed with the Smithsonian’s ‘Beyond’ exhibit, played at the annual Bioneer’s Conference in Marin, and have opened for so many astronauts they may soon be the first folk duo in space.

Jim writes in many styles with content ranging from the humorous to the serious to the philosophical - sometimes weaving all three seamlessly within one song. Delivered with passion and humor, Jim and Kathy’s music is powerful, surprising, meaningful and fun! They’re guaranteed to leave you refreshed, energized and wanting more.”

Michael DeWall and David Erdreich in Concert
Saturday, September 13, 8:00PM
Avanova, 417 Avon Street, Oakland
$15, please RSVP at the website below

“Please join us on Saturday, September 13, when Avonova presents the poetry of Michael DeWall and David Erdreich.   M.D.  Doctors of musical delight.   The show starts at 8:00PM and the admission is set at $15.  In addition to the spoken word, there will be musical offerings by the artists and their back-up singers The Cloudettes.  Guest poets Avotcja, Dan Brady, Nanette Dietz and Dave and Chappell Holt will also read from recent work.

Poet David Erdreich, variously known as D. Scribe, Mr. E and the poet laureate of Jazz Camp West, is a prolific writer of verse. His observations of nature and the human condition leave the listener with much to ponder or laugh at.  Expect a satirical, empirical, lyrical miracle.”

Dance your Bliss: a Movement Dance Zone
with live band Groove Merchantz
Saturday, September 13, 8:00-10:00PM
The Sunflower Center, 1435 N. McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, 707-792-5300

“Lee Howard Productions and Cyberia Records have come together with Groove Merchantz to perform a two hour improvised groovescape for dancers to come and freely move, flow, stretch, spin around in communion with the music.

Lee Howard- Bassist/Producer/Composer/Record Label Owner has been making intriguing worldly music in the Bay Area since 1994.

Ecstatic Awakening Dance is in essence a Nataraj - this is a Dancing Meditation in which you give yourself totally to the dance, you keep on dancing until meditation happens. Nataraj is the original Dance of Shiva who destroys all forms and returns them to formlessness.

Based on the Ecstatic Dance Methodology
Release stress and energize the body
Free you from emotional baggage by moving stuck energy
Transcend the chatter of small mind and bring you into the Presence of Now
Awaken your heart to self-acceptance and self-love
Connect you to the Divine Oneness of your true nature and All That Is.”

Much Ado About Sebastopol
Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Ives Park, 7400 Willow Street, Sebastopol
Adults $12, Ages 6-14 $7, Under 6 Free

“Join us for Sebastopol's very own Renaissance Faire and support local public schools and programs!

Ives Park in the center of Sebastopol, is transformed into the town of Fenford in 16th century England. The locals are celebrating the apple harvest, and Queen Elizabeth and her extensive court pay a visit to honor these humble citizens.

As a visitor to our Faire, wander around and interact with a myriad of villagers from 1578, make herbal soap or try your hand at weaving while listening to a wandering minstrel… enjoy some ice cold lemonade while watching the falcons and learning about their role in Renaissance farming, sit back and take in a short Shakespeare performance while feasting on a hearty, rustic lunch.

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Michael (Michaelmas) - when rents are due, wages are paid, and the crops have been gathered and stored for the coming Winter. It's time for the people of the little town of Fenford to relax and enjoy some well-earned recreation, while giving thanks for a bountiful harvest.

Queen Elizabeth has been out hunting with her courtiers, and her Master of Horse, Robert Dudley, The Earl of Leicester has arranged a surprise for her. He intends to lead her back to his manor by way of the celebration. Here she will join the revels of her loving subjects, and be entertained in their lusty, country fashion.”

Casa de Fruta Renaissance Faire
Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14, 10:00AM-6:00PM,
and each weekend through October 12
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152, Gate 6, Hollister (south of Gilroy)
$25 Adults, Children under 12 Free!  Parking $5
Discounted tickets available through the website

The theme for this weekend is Two-For-One
Our first weekend we would like to thank our loyal customers with a special Two-for-One Opening weekend offer.

To take advantage of this amazing deal, you must print the online coupon and redeem it at the box office Saturday, September 13th or Sunday, September 14th, 2014.

Coupon can not be combined with any other offer.  This offer is NOT available at the door without the coupon!

This year, there are Celtic rock concerts scheduled for 6:00PM each Saturday evening in the jousting arena!
The band for Saturday, September 13, is Tempest:
“Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 24 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.”

Sacramento Pagan Pride Harvest Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14,
Saturday 10:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Fair Oaks VFW Hall, 8990 Kruithof Way, Fair Oaks
Free admission and free parking

“Sacramento Pagan Pride Day and Harvest Festival is place where magic is afoot and the fairies dance. It is where you can learn the ways of old or just enjoy the coming together of community.
The Sacramento Pagan Pride Day and Harvest Festival goals are to educate the Neopagan and larger community, celebrate fellowship, and come together to celebrate Neopagan spirituality. And of course, this is all done with fun and mayhem.
Come check out the wide range of events we have planned. There is fun for all!

Non-perishable food donations for entrance to the festivities is appreciated.
All the food will be donated to a local Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services”

Glass Mosaic Two-Day Workshop
with Mela Delgado
Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14,
Saturday 11:00AM-3:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM-1:00PM
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, 510-523-6957

“Bring light and beauty into your home by creating one-of-a-kind glass mosaic window frame. Learn techniques to use jewelry, beads, and glass on a glass picture frame to create an one-of-a-kind mosaic to hang near a window.

Day 1: learn how to transfer your design, use mosaic tools, cutting techniques, adhesives, gluing, setting and more. You will also create an 8” x 10” mosaic.

Day 2: learn grouting techniques and the steps to grout artwork. Learn how to best display artwork.

Instructor provides tools. Bring an apron.

Mela Delgado has a BFA from La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she grew up. She began creating mosaics as a way to release stress from writing her Master’s thesis in museum art collections - awarded in 2009.

Now living in the Bay Area, Mela  dedicates herself to mosaics and studies at the reputable Institute of Mosaic Art with renowned mosaic artists. She exhibits her art, volunteers for community mosaic projects, and creates mosaics that fulfill her artistically. She is intrigued and fascinated with this ancient art form’s endless possibilities.
Learn more about Mela Delgado.”

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14, 12:00-5:00PM
Ghirardelli Square and on Beach Street between Larkin and Polk Streets, San Francisco
$20 includes 15 chocolate samples

“Ghirardelli Square will host the 18th Annual Chocolate Festival attracting about 40,000 visitors from the Bay Area and around the world. This family-friendly event features prominent local chefs creating chocolate inventions during cooking demonstrations, live musical entertainment, children’s activities and the popular Earthquake Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest. Over 30 different booths from local restaurants, bakeries and chocolate companies will provide dessert samples during the two-day event.

Ghirardelli Square hosts several signature events throughout the year to attract both local and tourist business.

Ghirardelli Square is one of the most well-known and best-loved icons of San Francisco. The enormous illuminated Ghirardelli sign and the smell of chocolate beckons over 4 million visitors per year to Ghirardelli Square.

All proceeds from the event are donated to Project Open Hand, a non-profit organization that provides food and compassion to people living HIV/AIDS, homebound and critically ill people, as well as seniors in San Francisco.  In 2010 we raised over $60,000 for Project Open Hand.”

The Tempest
presented by Curtain Theatre
Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14, 2:00PM - final week
Old Mill Park Amphitheatre, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

“The Curtain Theatre - Free Outdoor Theatre in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, California
presents The Tempest.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on...

The Tempest is set on a lonely island that is home to the exiled magician Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the savage servant Caliban, and elemental spirit Ariel who fills the air with delightful music.

Prospero uses magic to govern the tiny kingdom, educating Miranda as she grows into a young woman - until a fleet carrying old enemies and a few friends sails past the island. Their arrival sets the stage for Prospero to wield his sorcery, conjuring a tempest that pits murderous ambition against love, ignorance against wisdom, and revenge against redemption. 

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!”

Family Lovies
with Sarah Starfeather
Sunday, September 14, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$55, limit 10 families, workshop intended for children 4 years and older.

“Here's a chance to design and create a stuffed lovie from scratch with your favorite little one. Learn how to make a pattern, transfer it to fabric, cut out your design, and machine sew it! You will stuff your lovie to make it 3D, and use a needle and thread to complete the project. Workshop intended for children 4 years and older. If there is special fabric you would like to incorporate, please bring it with you, however all necessary materials will be provided.

Sarah Starfeather is a preschool teacher with a background in art. Her teaching method is adaptable to countless media with a passion for the creative spirit at the core. Collaboration while honoring self expression is the essence of her method. This collaboration will help you and your child nurture your natural creative energies and release the artist within.”

Make Your Own Movie!
a two session workshop adventure for filmmakers ages 10-18
taught by producer/filmmaker/director Robert Lundy-Paine
Sunday, September 14, 10:00AM-4:00PM,
and one more Sunday, September 28
The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland
For more information or to enroll, e-mail info@viragotheatre.org

“In this two-day workshop, emerging filmmakers will have the opportunity to create a story, write dialogue, build a shot list, cast the movie, rehearse, shoot and edit, and premiere the movie on the final Sunday!

Robert is an actor, director, puppeteer, playwright and a founding member of Virago Theatre Company.  As a puppeteer Robert toured throughout North America with Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre as Baba Yaga, Petrouchka, and was the Frog Narrator in the UNIMA citation-winning production of Jumping Mouse.

Robert has acted with Portland Center Stage, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co., Shakespeare in the Parks, San Jose Stage Co., Shakespeare at Stinson, Altarena Playhouse, 450 Geary and many others. Robert toured Florence, Italy with Shakespeare et Firenze in productions of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Robert wrote and directed An Original Christmas Carol for the Altarena Playhouse and Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus for the 2001 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Robert directed Virago Theatre Company's production of Orphans, and the world premieres of John Byrd's The Death of Ayn Rand and Zombie Vixens from Hell the Musical, Dan Brodnitz and Jeff Green’s Mankind’s Last Hope, William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, and the operas La Boheme and Madama Butterfly.”

Solano Stroll
Sunday, September 14, 10:00AM-6:00PM
along Solano Avenue in Albany and Berkeley

“Since 1974, Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay's largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Association invites you to come and see what makes Solano Avenue such a wonderful place. We feature over five hundred vendors including entertainers, food booths, government and non-profit agencies, hand-crafters and more!

Participants and the event guests visit from everywhere throughout California! (Some even from out of the state.)

The fun begins at 10:00AM with the opening of Solano Avenue businesses and Stroll booths and the kick-off is the theme parade with about 75 groups.

After the parade, you can visit one of 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried arts and crafters, state of the art mechanical rides, and, not to mention the unique and popular professional services, restaurants, and shops already here on Solano Avenue.

Come join us for an afternoon in the sun, brought to you by the Cities of Albany and Berkeley; and with the help of our generous sponsors, SAA members, and volunteer board of directors.

This alcohol and tobacco free event promotes the unique traits of Solano Avenue, helping local businesses, local artists, and community organizations to thrive by exposure and fundraising. The Solano Stroll solidifies community spirit; neighbors find old friends, and families enjoy an afternoon in the sun. (*Both the Cities of Albany and Berkeley have strict smoking ordinances.)

Free shuttles, AC Transit and BART: A free Solano Avenue Stroll shuttle will run 10:00AM-7:00PM from the North Berkeley BART station to Marin Avenue (where it will travel back/forth from San Pablo Avenue to the Alameda).

Ride your bike and enjoy free valet parking at two locations on Solano Avenue, Wells Fargo Bank on the east end of Solano, and by the Sophia Cafe on the west end. Thank you to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Albany ‘Strollers and Rollers’ for continuing to provide this wonderful accommodation.”

14th Annual Antique Autos at History Park
Sunday, September 14, 11:00AM-4:00PM
San Jose History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose
Free admission, parking $6

“Welcome to the Largest Annual Antique Auto Show on the West Coast!

Join us for the 14th Annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San Jose. This event fills History Park with 200 antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes and models from the late 1800s to 1945. Kids will especially enjoy building and racing their own race cars.

In addition, our trolley will be running and you will be able to see demonstrations at the Print Shop. Visit the Fruit Barn, Umbarger House and One Room School House, and take in our two exhibits at the McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, and the Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel.

Peggy Sue’s will offer food for sale, as well as O’Briens Candy Store and Ice Cream Parlor.

For more information about the event contact Allan Greenberg at allang@pacbell.net or call 408-997-0879.”

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley
Sunday, September 14, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Octavia Boulevard and Hayes Street, San Francisco
Free admission

“Urban Air Market is a curated marketplace for sustainable design featuring independent designers of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and home decor. Participating designers are selected based on their quality, originality, cleverness, and method of sustainability in design.

We are inspired by ‘green’ designers who are pushing the direction of fashion where it should be going.

Future Bay Area markets:

Lower Haight
Saturday, October 11, 11:00AM-6:00PM
along Haight Street between Fillmore Street and Pierce Street, San Francisco”

Sunday Crafternoon: Bleach Painted Textile Art
with Niki Baker of Foreignspell
Sunday, September 14, 12:00-2:00PM
Modern Mouse, 2223 South Shore Center, Alameda, 510-814-8830
$5 includes materials
RSVP on Facebook or by phone at 510-814-8830.

“Pick up a new skill this weekend by joining us for an afternoon of bleach printed kitchen linens! Foreignspell's Niki Baker returns to Modern Mouse this Sunday September 14, 12:00-2:00PM, to show you the way. Textiles, bleach and tools (not to mention light bites and beverages) are included in your $5 fee.

Niki Baker is a printmaker, SF native, music zealot, animal lover, Francophile, proud former Seattleite, expert whistler, food and libation enthusiast and competent juggler. She loves hand-carving elaborate stamps and printing them on a myriad of surfaces!

Tools: textiles (you're welcome to bring your own to embellish!), pencils, pencil sharpener, toothpicks, and bleach!”

Black Rose Witchcraft
a 13 month series
with Devin Hunter, Storm Faerywolf, and Chas Bogan
Sunday, September 14, 12:00-4:00PM,
and 11 more classes, the second Sunday of each month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
$25 per session

“Black Rose is a 13 month journey into the Craft of the Witch. Drawing from several different traditions of witchcraft and folk magic, Black Rose will teach you how to meditate, clear your energy, cast a circle, invoke the elements, cast effective spells, and more.
The curriculum is centered around monthly themes from which weekly lessons will be delivered. These lessons come in the form of Podcasts, written and artistic materials, as well as guided trance journeys via MP3s. Add to this a thriving community and online forum and you are experiencing the very finest witchcraft training available both in-person and online.
As a participant in our in-person class, you will have access to all the forums and materials that our online students enjoy. If you miss a class, you will still receive instruction online, so that you will not miss out. In addition to being part of our online coven, you will also benefit from working face to face with local members of your community.”

Comedy Day
Sunday, September 14, 12:00-5:00PM
Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

“It was 1975, and comedian Jose Simon had a dream. Barbra Streisand did it. A number of rock 'n' roll bands had done it, too. Even the symphony gave it a go. Free outdoor concerts were becoming more commonplace in music. So, why not one featuring comedians? A free outdoor performance in The City that is considered the cradle of civilization for comedy would be a great way for local comedians to say thank you to their fans.

It took a few years and a lot of cooperation from a lot of people to make it happen, but since 1981 more than 600 of the world's funniest comedians have performed free-of-charge for over a half-million people at the original outdoor comedy concert, Comedy Day. It started in the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse (affectionately known as the Band Shell), moved to the Polo Fields in 1987 to accommodate larger crowds and, for the past few years, has found a home in Sharon Meadow.”

Check the website to see if one of your favourite comedians will be there!

Gatsby Summer Afternoon at Dunsmuir House
presented by the Art Deco Society
Sunday, September 14, 1:00-6:00PM
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland

“Our annual, wonderful ‘five-hour time-travel vacation’:  antique cars, dancing to the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, bathing beauties - and hundreds of vintage-attired, picnicking guests, including YOU!”

Lover Earth Playshop: From The Sensual To The Spiritual
brought to you by Shamanik Improv Klasses
Sunday, September 14, 1:00-7:00PM with optional overnight kamping!
Samuel P. Taylor Park, 8889 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Lagunitas, 415-488-9897
$45, please register at the website below, space is limited.

“We’ve heard of Mother Earth. How about LOVER EARTH? GET DIRTY! GET MOSSY! GET WILD! Have you flirted? Kissed? Enchanted? Been enchanted by? Read poetry to? Heard the poetry from? Danced with? Your Lover, the Earth? By the creekside in the redwood forest of Marin, using play, meditation, and hands-on activities, we’ll venture forth individually, in pairs, and in our group to feel textures, inhale the scents, hear the melodies, savor the nom noms, and internally and externally explore the uninhibited ways of our ever-present Lover. Emerge in love in ways that you have not imagined. Fall in love in ways you’ve forgotten. You are Earth, as well. So you get to fall in love with you, too: skin, trees, eyes, dirt, birds, bees, grass, sunlight, breezes, the babbling brook, homo sapiens, and so much more. We’ll make space for all the complex qualities of Love. Limited to 12 homo sapiens. Expanded to the cosmos. You are welcome to camp overnight and share in a potluck feast and breakfast, as well.

Sunday, September 14, 1:00-7:00PM
Samuel P. Taylor Park on Lagunitas Creek in Marin
(45 minute drive from San Francisco)

Plus Optional Overnight Camping and Potluck Feast and Breakfast*
7:00PM until Monday, Sept 15, noon

Limited scholarships available. Contact us for more info.

Hosted by:

Ruta Siena Segal, MA, CAT.
Ruta received MA in East West Psychology at CIIS in 2013, where she focused her studies in Ecopsychology, Indigenous traditions and Shamanic practices. She is certified in Creative Arts Therapy by the New School University in NYC. Ruta creates and facilitates community art projects and workshops that celebrate life and nature, honor indigenous wisdom, promote spontaneous creative expression and bring spiritual awareness by inviting public to participate in collaborative works of art. She explores multiple ways of knowing and restoring balance, harmony and resilience in personal, social, cultural and planetary ecosystems.

Doktor Robert, no PhD
Robert Edward Earl Hickling has coached, directed, and performed in improvisational theater since the turn of the century beginning with BATS Improv and Leela, and considers the values and skills of improvisation an amazing foundation for all things kreative. Getting a Bachelors in Ecological Design through Stanford University and a Masters of Ecological Design at SFIA provided breakthrough exposure to methods for the imaginative process. He has co-created, produced and acts in his own show called Knights of Revery. As a graduate of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training, he believes that we can explore our unconscious depths in a playful and meaningful way through the tools of improvisation and theater in a context of compassion & mindful somatic awareness. A whole lotta gratitude goes out to Lover Earth, his friends, family, teachers, all relations, and the grace of good luck.

Ilya Yacobson L.Ac, CMT
Ilya has been on the quest for vibrant spiritual and physical health for many years. Once he realized his true calling as a healer, his dream was to become a mystical shaman awakening the potential of each soul to thrive and celebrate their lives in harmony with their world, loved ones, and their path. He yearned to educate people on how to live in a sacred manner with one’s heart, the earth, their community, and how to care for one’s body and the emotional well being.”

Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy
with Diva Pyari
Sunday, September 14, 2:00-5:00PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$135 includes Calligraphy Starter Kit and Workbook, limit 20 students

“Join us for the ultimate calligraphy class, where you'll learn from the expert everything you need to know to begin your practice!  The class will start with the basics, where you'll be given Diva's acclaimed Calligraphy Starter Kit (wooden dip pen, nib, bottle of ink, and A-Z chart) and learn about the tools of the trade, followed by a comprehensive warm-up. For the next part of the class we'll learn our ABCs, using Diva's renowned style as a guide, along with her invaluable tips and individual attention.  For the last part of the class we'll learn to connect letters, practice decorative motifs, and design monograms for personal stationery. With Diva's guidance and encouragement you will also be given an additional nib (her favorite), more ink colors, and more paper options to use.  In addition you will leave with a workbook of exercises to help you continue to flourish in your practice after the class is finished!  

Diva Pyari, artist and designer from the San Francisco Bay Area, owns Linea Carta: eco-lux linens and stationery that inspire your every day.  Linea Carta's sustainable linens and stationery are all screen-printed by hand, and her entire line of products has a luxurious look and feel that comes from their high quality and Diva's lovely designs.  Diva also designs exclusive collections for other brands, creates incredible custom wedding invitations, and her work as a sought-after calligrapher is famous in its own right.  Her calligraphy is widely published and often seen in magazines such as Martha Stewart's Weddings and on popular blogs like Once Wed.”

Big Bad Gina with Laura Love
Sunday, September 14, 3:00PM
Wisteria Ways, 383 61st Street, Oakland
sliding scale $15-$20 cash only at the door
ALL funds go to the musicians
Reservations recommended.
For more information, please e-mail info@WisteriaWays.org

“In the summer of 2013, folk/funk diva Laura Love, did something she had never done before in her 20 years of touring. She called home from the National Women's Music Festival and announced to her manager, ‘You have to go online right now and look up this band we just played with. They're called Big Bad Gina and they are Off. The. Hook.’

Not only did Laura's manager find Big Bad Gina at their website and Facebook page, she found a link to a jam session that had just been posted by the Festival. In this video, Laura and Jen Todd, who were booked to perform as an acoustic duo, were singing
Chain Of Fools with a rocking band backing them on keyboards, fiddle, banjo, drums and three part harmony. It was magnificent. It was Laura Love with Big Bad Gina.

They mashed together again on another festival stage later that summer and when Laura was thinking about how she wanted to tour the following year, she thought, ‘Let's see if BBG wants to come to the West Coast.’

Meanwhile in the Ozark Mountains and beyond, Big Bad Gina (Renee Janski, Jori Costello, Melodie Griffis and RJ) was continuing their brilliant mosaic of rocking Pride events from Milwaukee to Provincetown, racking up wins at Battles of the Bands in Kansas City and Dallas, headlining festivals and gathering a large and loyal following. And somehow in the past five years they found time to release three CDs. They are all multiinstrumentalists and excellent vocalists. Watching them seamlessly swap instruments around between tunes is worth the price of admission alone. Big Bad Gina describes their style as ‘genre-hoppin', folkin'-rockin' brilliant acoustic to radical electric.’ Which means they are a perfect match with Laura Love.

Since the early 1990s, Laura has released 12 CDs on her own label, on industry giant Mercury Records, and on the well regarded independent labels, Rounder and KOCH. She has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has performed in Europe. Laura's blend of folk-ish melodies underscored by the thunderous funk bass which accompanies her astonishing vocals, has been favorably reviewed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, People Magazine and in nearly every regional weekly in the U.S. Her recordings receive airplay throughout the world and she has been featured on PBS' Sessions At West 54th Street and on a wide variety of national NPR programs including Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, The Tavis Smiley Show, Mountain Stage and E-Town.

On The Big Bad Love Tour, Big Bad Gina will perform their original music and will also back up Laura on her material. There is a chemistry between these artists that transforms their performance into an event that is greater than the sum of its parts.
In other words, this will be a ton of Big Bad Fun that should not be missed.

This is an  OUTSIDE  concert. Wheelchair accessible.  Please bring something to sit on - blanket or lawn chair. Hats and sunscreen, and a picnic!

The house opens 30 minutes before the performance. Please leave extra time for parking, etc.

Reservations - preferred method is e-mail: info@wisteriaways.org. Though as a back-up, call 510-655-2771.

Donations are cash only (please no checks) taken at the door. No advance payment.
Bathroom space is limited. Please arrive early to use facilities as this reduces the line at break time.

It is critical that you make a reservation as seating is limited. Arrive early to obtain the best seats.

Just bring yourself and your donation.
Arrive at least 10 minutes early to claim your reservation and find the best seats.”

Guarding the Gate
part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Hyde Street Pier
Sunday, September 14, 3:30-4:15PM
and Saturday, September 20
aboard the Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
included with Balclutha admission, Adults $5, 15 and under free
For more information, please call 415-447-5000.

“The Hispanic people who first came to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1700s began radical changes that were unprecedented in the previous 10,000 years. Discover how Hispanic, Native American, and American cultures viewed and determined the uses of the Bay.

Celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month with Park Ranger-led programs for the whole family.”

Introduction To The GAPS Diet
with Joey Anderson and Sara Russell
Sunday, September 14, 4:30-6:30PM,
and six more Sundays through November 2 (no class on October 19)
Three Stone Hearth Kitchen, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
$35 per class, please register at the website below.
for more information, e-mail info@threestonehearth.com

“Join Sara Russell and Joey Anderson, Certified GAPS Practitioners, for an eight week series, starting Sunday, September 7 through Sunday, November 2 (no class on October 19) from 4:30-6:30PM at Three Stone Hearth.

If you are thinking about starting the GAPS diet and feel mystified, are following the GAPS diet and feel stuck, or you are looking for a community where your health concerns and dietary choices will be understood, you will find guidance and support for your journey through this series.

Our GAPS group is for anyone interested in following the GAPS diet or currently following it. Each of the eight meetings with involve: An informative presentation on an aspect of the GAPS diet, recipes and a cooking demonstration, and time for group discussion and one-on-one Q and A.

Each class includes the Broth Bar, which is available 20 minutes before the class begins.

Sara Russell is an avid fermentation experimentalist who provides individualized nutritional and food-preparation guidance to individuals, families and groups on the sourcing, preparation, and sharing of food in light of their health goals and lifestyle.

Joey Anderson is a mother and local-food lover who works with individuals and families, guiding them on their journey towards optimal health through personalized nutritional education and food preparation guidance.”

Sewn Seeds - Cycles of Fruition    
A Fashion Performance by Oakland Designers benefitting WCI
Sunday, September 14, 7:00PM-Midnight
California Ballroom, 1736 Franklin Street, Oakland
$20, $40, $85

“Ten Oakland designers strut their styles in a fashion performance with DJs and live music, cash bar, fabulous silent auction and special guests.

All money raised supports development of Oakland Women's Center, a safe gathering place where low-income women can acquire the training, support, and capital to emerge as community game-changers.”

The Bubbling Crock: Fermented Foods and Beverages
and Grains in Traditional Diets
with Jessica Prentice
Part 2 of the Traditional Diets Lecture Series
Monday, September 15, 5:30-7:30PM
Three Stone Hearth Kitchen, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
$15 per class includes broth bar, please register at the website below.
for more information, e-mail info@threestonehearth.com

“Jessica Prentice's Introduction to Traditional Diets (formerly an 8-week series) has been condensed and refined to be presented in three two-hour sessions on Monday evenings starting on September 8th. This is a great overview for people who are new to a nutrient-dense approach to food, but will also be full of new perspectives for those who have been working with these principles for a while. The three lectures combined will cover all Eleven Characteristics of Traditional Diets in some depth.
Part 2
The Bubbling Crock: Fermented Foods and Beverages
and Grains in Traditional Diets
Monday, September 15, 5:30-7:30PM
Part 3
Lavish Love and The Beauty of Broth: Fats; Bones, and Braises in Traditional Diets
Monday, September 22, 5:30-7:30PM
Tickets: Each class is $15 and includes the Broth Bar. You may purchase tickets at the door or pre-pay online on the Education Menu.
Broth Bar: Please enjoy our broth and condiment bar prior to the speaker. Doors will open 20 minutes prior to the event.”

Krishna Jayanthi
Saturday, September 15, 7:30PM-Midnight
M.A. Center, 10200 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley

“Games, Dances, Spiritual Talk, Devotional Singing and scripture reading of the Birth of Lord Krishna at midnight…”

Mi Cuerpo Sagrado
a thirteen week series
with Atava Garcia Swiecicki and Lilia Roman
Tuesday, September 16, 9:30AM-12:30PM,
and 12 more Tuesdays through December 9
Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Avenue, Oakland
To Register, please contact atava@ancestralapothecary.com or call 510-541-2715.

“This class is an exploration of herbal medicine and our body.

Using yoga, meditation and energy work we will examine each system of the human body (nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, etc.). In addition, we will learn key herbs that support each of our body's system to stay in harmony and balance.

We will cover some key health issues that arise in each body system and learn how to treat them using herbal medicine, movement and meditation.

Class fee includes materials and a private consultation with instructor.

This class is co-facilitated by Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, Registered Herbalist and Lilia Roman.

Atava has been studying and practicing herbal medicine, curanderismo and healing arts for over 20 years. She sees clients, teaches classes and has her own line of herbal products.

Ancestral Apothecary is a school dedicated to herbal, folk and indigenous medicine.”

A Will For The Woods
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00PM
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland

“What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary. While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem's expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration.

The New Parkway Theater is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our cafe or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!

Every week we have something for everyone... from Doc Night to Baby Brigade and Thrillville Theater to Nerd Night, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Trivia Thursdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, and First Fridays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.”

Berkeley Morris Workshop
Tuesday, September 16, 7:30PM,
and one more Tuesday, September 23
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!

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!

Garden Fresh Luncheon at Gamble Garden
Wednesday, September 17, 12:00-1:30PM
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
$25, Please call 650-329-1356 for reservations

“Garden Fresh Luncheons are the perfect setting for your next birthday celebration, ladies lunch, lunch date, or book group.

Luncheons are followed by a complimentary docent led tour through the garden at 1:30PM.

Reservations are required for all luncheons, no cancellations, 60% of the cost is a donation. Sorry, we are not able to accommodate special dietary requests.

Please call the office to make your reservations: 650-329-1356.

Future dates:
Wednesday, October 8
Holiday Luncheons Tuesday-Saturday, December 9-13

A non-profit horticultural foundation in Palo Alto, south of San Francisco, Gamble Garden’s two and a half acre property includes formal and demonstration gardens, as well as an historic house, carriage house, and tea house.

The garden is free and open to the public every day.”

Live Faith Live Food Lecture Series: Hinduism and Yoga  
Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 17, 6:00-8:30PM,
and four more Wednesdays, October 1 and 22, and November 5 and 12
$15 per lecture

“More faith leaders, clergy, and religion members are affirming diet is not just a ‘health’ thing, but a spiritual discipline as well. Are there traditional religious reasons for seeking to live a vegan life? See how four religious paths, plus secular humanist meditators, view and value a live-food and vegan way.

Each talk is presented by different leaders from within the faith traditions, interview style. The first five talks go in-depth into each of five different paths. The sixth talk will bring all five traditions together ecumenically to discuss.

September 17: Hinduism and Yoga  
Speakers include:
Briksha Mahendra Ananda
Dada Nabhaniilananda
Cogen Bohanec

October 1: Spiritual but not Religious/Earth-Based/Humanistic  
Speakers include:
Ashel Eldridge
Claudia Delman
Reginald Bass

October 22: Christianity
Speakers include:
Paul Nison
Pastor Todd Lattig
Pastor Roldan Abello

November 5: Judaism  
Speakers include:
Rabbi Steven Fisdel
Chaya-Ryvka Diehl
Hana Matt

November 12: Wrap up, all paths together
Many returning speakers.

Series Moderated by Michael Bedar

First (at 6:00PM) enjoy a vegan organic dinner with live-food options planned by a certified Nutrition Consultant, Patricia Allen Koot, NE, NC.

Take the elevator to the first floor, then security will key you down to the mezzanine for the event.

Series Co-Sponsored and Supported by:

San Francisco Vegetarian Society
Wellness Central
Dharma Voices for Animals
Green Faith
Institute for World Religions
Society of Ethical and Religious Vegans
Jewish Vegetarians of North America

A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the all you can eat vegan dinner plus the program.  The Nutritionist, speakers, and organizers donates their time.  Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.”

Lessons From Earth And Spirit Part One
with Jan and Marystella of Vortex Journeys
a four part series
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30-9:00PM,
and three more Wednesdays through October 8
The Crossroads, private land in Santa Rosa, RSVP for address
RSVP  to 707-542-4928 or beyondbeliefs@vortexjourneys.com

“Jan and Marystella's first meeting, orchestrated and unavoidable, initiated them into a vortex journey beyond beliefs.  Without a map or destination, they’ve stumbled along with endless lessons and blessings.  

In the  storytelling tradition they share details about a dozen vortices and portals activated on the half acre where they live in West Santa Rosa. Along the way you may wonder, Is there a vortex in my yard?

Six to Ten Participants per Circle. Invite a Friend!   

Part 1:  $100, Wednesdays. 6:30-9:00PM, September 17 and 24, October 1 and 8

Part 1 required to enroll in Part 2
Part 2:  $100  Wednesdays. 6:30-9:00PM, October 15, 22, and 29 and November 5”

Butterfly 101
with lepidopterist Liam O'Brien
presented by Friends of Sausal Creek
Wednesday, September 17, 7:00-9:00PM
Dimond Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, 510-482-7844

“Liam O'Brien will remove some of the mystery and overwhelm of butterfly identification. All five families of butterflies will be covered, as well as the all-important host plants (the ones butterflies lay their eggs on) that you might want to add to your garden. There will be lots of beautiful pictures along with valuable information about how our species relates to theirs.”

Have a Balanced, Resilient, Transformative, Evolutionary Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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