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 17, 2014

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

CAYA Coven’s Virtual Food Drive, Village Building Convergence: Build Resilient Communities, Garden Fresh Luncheon at Gamble Garden, Live Faith Live Food Lecture Series: Hinduism and Yoga, Lessons From Earth And Spirit Part One, Butterfly 101, Sharing our Personal Stories, Soups and Stocks, The Curandera/o's Toolkit: Fall Series, This Ain’t No Mouse Music, Demonically Possessed Cat Lecture, Putting The Litography Project on the Map, astrobarry’s Astrology Salon, Creating Union: In Your Body Spirit and Life, Living Light Cinema: Finding Joe, Year of the Rooster, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Talk Like a Pirate Day, PechaKucha Night on ‘Making It’, 10 Billion Beats, David Salisbury Book Signing, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, SCPN Divination Night Fundraiser, Downtown Benicia Ghost Walk, An Evening of Stargazing, Lamplight Tours of Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, WarCircus (after Euripides' The Trojan Women), King Fool, Foreverland: A Faerie-Tale Themed Festival on Lake Lodoga, Gathering Of The Ages, Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show, Eat Real Festival, Walnut Festival, My Friend Hafiz, History Walk in San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery, Creek to Bay Day, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Get the Rush: Day of Activities as Rush Ranch, The Sunflower's Farewell Gathering, Willow Glen Founders' Day Parade, Homespun: Handmade Culture and Crafts, Community Seed’s Fall Equinox Picnic, Sail on the Alma, Bay Area Reclaiming Fall Equinox/Mabon Ritual, Make and Take: Family Block Printing, September Tea Tasting: Japanese Teas, Guarding the Gate, Regina’s Door Grand Opening Celebration, Raptors: Live Bird Art, 26th Annual Sea Music Concert Series, San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Casa de Fruta Renaissance Faire, Berkeley World Music Festival, Heart Rain in the Season of Drought, Dreams About Others: How to Recognize Them, Storytelling Filmmaking and Healing, Pagan Women’s Brunch, SoulCollage, Glendi Ethnic Food Festival, People’s Climate March, Peace One Day, Solar Cross Devotional: 3rd Annual Idunna Blot and Apple Harvest, Stone Age Olympics and Knap In, Art in Nature: The Nature of Art Festival, Global-Synchronized Meditation and Prayer for Peace, Savor the Season, Second Annual Female Vocalist Extravaganza: An Afternoon of Song and Dance, Every Body Can Sing, NorCal People’s Climate Rally, The Emperor's Garden Party, Vortex Fall Equinox Ritual Celebration, Red Tent at Terra's Temple, pickPocket Ensemble, Open Shamanic Journey Circle, Modern Conjure: Roots and Healing Work, Northbound: The Story of Cabrillo, North Bay Reclaiming’s Mabon Ritual, A Cup of Tea with Spirit, Introduction To The GAPS Diet, Be Love Farm Dinner, Autumnal Equinox Drum Circle, Autumn Equinox Kirtan and Kirtronica Mantra Dance, Banned Books Week, Lavish Love and The Beauty of Broth, A Celebration Of Arturo Galster, Working for the Mouse, Berkeley Morris Workshop, Tea and Chanting Sangha, Support Urban Gardening And Open Space In The Santa Clara Valley, The Healing Power of Medicinal Mushrooms, Dream Yoga

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!”

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.”

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.”

Sharing our Personal Stories
with The San Jose Pagan and Magick Meetup Group
Wednesday, September 17, 7:00-9:00PM
Hobee's Restaurant, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650-856-6124
Donation $1 per person

“We'll be in the back room.

Hello Again, All!

This month, instead of a class or lecture or workshop, we will share our stories. How did we come here? Some of us may have been raised in Pagan families, while others came to call ourselves Pagans as the result of a personal spiritual quest, while some of us may not even call ourselves Pagan or Heathen - yet walk a path that brings us to fellowship with Pagans. Let's hear each other's tales of how we came here - and perhaps a few adventures along the path - and share the insights we have discovered.

Also, let's welcome all our new members: I've been so busy that I haven't welcomed them each personally, and it would be great to see our new friends here. And, if anyone has questions they'd like to ask about Pagan paths, please feel free to ask: this will be a relatively informal gathering where we can benefit from each other's experience. See you there!

$1 donation requested to help cover costs of running this group; no one turned away for lack of money.”

Soups and Stocks
with Rosie Ueng
Part One of the Nourishing Traditions Cooking Basics Series
Thursday, September 18, 6:00-9:00PM,
and five more Thursdays through October 23
Three Stone Hearth, 1581 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-1334
$95 per class, $550 for six-class series

“Stock is arguably the most fundamental component of cooking as the base for soups, stews, and sauces. Learn the hows and whys of the different types of stock as well as techniques for building delicious, flavorful soups. Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of soup? The class ends with a delicious dinner compiled of the fruits of our evening’s labor.

Future classes:
Stews and Braising on Thursday, September 25
Fermentation is Easy! (Vegetable and Dairy Fermentation) on Thursday, October 2 Soaking, Sprouting, Sourdough, and Fermented Beverages on Thursday, October 9 Eggs Revealed and Organ Meats Demystified on Thursday, October 16
Vegetables, Sauces, and Condiments on Thursday, October 23

Instructor Rosie Ueng holds a Masters in Nutrition and a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology. She has worked as a cook at Three Stone Hearth as well as a private chef and caterer. Rosie combines science, traditional wisdom, and her cooking background to offer this unique cooking series. Rosie Ueng is founder of Rosewater Cooking and Science.”

The Curandera/o's Toolkit: Fall Series
a twelve week series
with Atava Garcia Swiecicki
Thursday, September 18, 6:30-9:00PM
and eleven more Thursdays through December 4
Ancestral Apothecary, 3798 Grand Avenue, Oakland
$550, $100 deposit due by September 1 to reserve space.
To Register, please contact atava@ancestralapothecary.com or call 510-541-2715.

“Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself and your family.

This class will highlight herbal medicine, but we will also incorporate massage, meditation, and other aspects of curanderismo to learn how to care for our physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Class time will include hands-on experience learning how to make different herbal medicines and we will also learn and practice curanderismo techniques, such as the limpia (energetic cleansing ceremony).

In this class, each participant will assemble their own ‘toolkit’ of herbal remedies for home and family use including: herbal tinctures, salves, cordials, and more!”

This Ain’t No Mouse Music
Thursday, September 18, 7:00PM
The Cerrito Theater, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, 510-273-9250

“See the story of El Cerrito’s own record label!

This Ain’t No Mouse Music is a new documentary about Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. Chris is the founder of Arhoolie and Down Home Music, the record store in El Cerrito that’s just a few blocks from the theater. He’s a German immigrant who fell in love with American traditional music and created a record company so he could capture it. He’s been running Arhoolie Records since 1960, and in that time has recorded Cajun and Zydeco, New Orleans brass bands, Tex-Mex, blues, bluegrass, country and many other types of music. What it all has in common is authenticity and gutsiness - Strachwitz isn’t interested in anything that’s wimpy or watered down.

This Ain’t No Mouse Music was produced and directed by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon (both former collaborators of Les Blank). They will be present for a Q and A session after the movie, as will Chris Strachwitz himself. The event is a benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation of vernacular culture.”

Demonically Possessed Cat Lecture
with Dr. Paul Koudounaris
Thursday, September 18, 7:00-9:00PM
The Bone Room, 1573 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, 510-526-5252

“Does your cat do things like:
spit fire?
speak in tongues?
wantonly kill people for no apparent reason?

This may be more than simple bad kitty syndrome - your cat may be possessed by a demon. There is an entire history of demonically-possessed cats. Felines were once considered by theologians as easy prey for demons, who could enter their bodies and wreck incredible havoc. Dr. Paul Koudounaris has immersed himself in the study of demonic cats, and will give a talk on this sadly neglected topic.”

Putting The Litography Project on the Map
Thursday, September 18, 7:00-9:00PM
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, 415-863-8688

“What is The Litography Project? We're so glad you asked.

In 2013, a group of journalists and radio producers were at a bookstore talking about how they wished there was a place that existed with all kinds of stories and information about literary San Francisco. A few months later, The Litography Project was born.

The Litography Project is an interactive and evolving map that honors San Francisco's literary past, present, and future. We're a transmedia project that aims to collaborate with storytellers to create a resource that encourages long-time locals and visitors alike to dig into San Francsico's literary character.

The evening's celebrations will include whimsical diversions, a delightful raffle of literary goodies, the sublime musical stylings of DJ Wam Bam Ashleyanne, and complimentary bookish beverages with every ticket.”

astrobarry’s Astrology Salon
Thursday, September 18, 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).”

Creating Union: In Your Body, Spirit, and Life
with Marielle Taylor
Thursday, September 18, 7:30PM
Many Rivers Books and Tea, 130 S. Main Street, Sebastopol, 707-829-8871

“How often do we meditate and experience ourselves as vibrantly alive, peacefully present and lovingly open, and then get thrown when a conflict occurs while relating to another human being?

During this experiential evening, you will receive essential information and practical tools to ground and center yourself while relating to others. Opening to intimacy can be a profound experience once a foundation of self-acceptance and truth are established.  We will be exploring several keys to creating union through simple practices based on body awareness, breath and energy. Experiencing yourself without self-judgment, self-criticism or self-evaluation can free you to connect more creatively and deeply with like-minded people.  This is an opportunity to learn how to trust your higher self while engaging in heart-centered connections with others.
Marielle Taylor is a native Californian who teaches from her life experience and extensive educational background.  After graduating from UCLA in 1986 with a Masters in Dance Education/Kinesiology, she received a second Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 2000.  In July 2012 she became a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, launching Core Aliveness, her new holistic healing practice to empower, inspire and support her clients. Marielle teaches people how to balance their vital energy through body awareness and conscious intention. She has helped many to open to intimacy through heart-centered energy techniques which lead to greater aliveness, passionate relationships and purposeful living.”

Living Light Cinema: Finding Joe
Thursday, September 18, 7:30PM
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View, 650-988-9800
Free, but please call to reserve a seat

“Finding Joe explores famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell's continued impact on our culture. The film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed ‘the hero's journey’: the challenges, fears, dragons, battles and the hero's inevitable return home as a changed person. Finding Joe shows how Campbell's work is relevant and essential in today's world and how it provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life - or as Campbell would simply state, how to ‘follow your bliss.’ 80 minutes.”

Year of the Rooster
Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21,
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 18-21, 8:00PM - final week
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.’”

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Friday, September 19
on board your vessel, somewhere on the Seven Seas

Avast, me Hearties!

If ye would not be mistaken fer a scurvy dog, remember to talk like a Pirate today!  Even a land lubber can learn!

PechaKucha Night on ‘Making It’
a Third Friday event at Museum of Art and History
Friday, September 19, 5:00-8:00PM, and the third Friday of each month
see website for detailed schedule
Museum of Art and History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, 831-429-1964

“Join us for a night of creative, personal and fun presentations that will push the boundaries of common lecture formats.

Held in collaboration with PechaKucha Santa Cruz and in the traditional PechaKucha format, we have invited community members with diverse interests to present on the chosen theme. In addition to presentations, there will also be live performances and a participatory activity during intermission.  The theme for this event will be ‘Making It’ and we are looking for diverse, engaging speakers to help us define what it means to be ‘Making  It’ in Santa Cruz County.

This event is a collaboration with PechaKucha Santa Cruz, sponsored by Santa Cruz Next and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. PechaKucha comes from the Japanese term for the sound of ‘Chit Chat’. Originating from Tokyo, this innovative presentation format is a fast-paced, visual, and fun.

SEATING IS LIMITED AND NOT GUARANTEED. Tickets available the day of on a first come first serve basis.  

Wine and beer will be available for purchase.”

10 Billion Beats
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00PM
world wide - see website for local event

“Since the beginning of human history, drums have been used to call people together, to communicate across great distances, to rise in celebration, and to march together in common cause. Drums of one form or another are found in every culture and are used in spiritual traditions for a variety of purposes. No matter whether they are played in an indigenous ceremony, a rock band, or a parade, they bring our consciousness together with a common pulse.

10 Billion Beats is a plan to circle the earth with a resounding rhythm of unity for all peoples, all faiths, all nations, all hopes and dreams. By joining in celebration with others, we will send a wave of focused intent through every time zone around the globe.

If you have a drum use it. If you have several share them. If you don't have a drum use an empty can, empty 5 Gallon water bottle, or a bucket. Two wooden dowels (rhythm sticks) or handy sticks you might find struck together work very well. Rattles and maracas are also great choices. Use what you have accompanied with the love in your heart and it will be fine.

Drum with reverence.
Approach drumming as if you were praying or meditating. Imagine the highest good from your faith or spiritual tradition and let each beat be a physical prayer as you strike your drum. Then listen to the sound as if it has become a bridge between Earth and Heaven to carry your invocation.

Four (4) beats per second.
Yes, that is fast. Four beats per second corresponds to the Theta range of human brain activity. When we listen to sound at a steady tempo, the brain synchronizes with the auditory stimulus and we reach a deep, calm, clear state useful in healing and creativity. We will use that state, along with our heart-centered supplication, to help heal the world and create a world we all want to live in through our focused intention.

Be the intention.
If you don't feel you can drum for any length of time. You can clap along, tap your toe,or dance to the rhythm while you hold the intention in your mind, propel it with your heart (your heartbeat is a drum too), and contribute your spirit. You will be the intention.”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

David Salisbury Book Signing
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00-8:30PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“Join author David Salisbury for an intimate discussion and book-signing. David’s books, Teen Spirit Wicca and The Deep Heart of Witchcraft, have received recognition world-wide for their thought provoking and innovative approach to the craft.”

Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
with author Jean Shinoda Bolen
Friday, September 19, 7:00PM
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, 415-927-0960
Free event, book can be purchased for $22.95

“In Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, Jean Shinoda Bolen invites women and girls to discover the tenacity and courage of the Artemis archetype and how it can be tapped to live authentically.

To tell the story, Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. She faced the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was the runner who would demand to be beaten in a footrace by the man who could claim her as his bride. She exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is grit, the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed.

She includes many real-life stories as well as mythological and fictional examples of women who are similar to Atalanta, including among others Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss from The Hunger Games. Artemis and Atalanta are the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. Her books include The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, and Moving Toward the Millionth Circle. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association.”

SCPN Divination Night Fundraiser
presented by Sonoma County Pagan Network  
Friday, September 19, 7:00PM
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa
$3-$5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The SCPN is thrilled to be hosting their Annual Divination Night Fundraiser.  This special evening brings together many talented Oracles, Prophets, and Readers who will share their special gifts with us while raising money for SCPN.

As the Wheel of the Year turns to Autumn, what better time to have your fortune read by our gifted diviners and celebrate the connections to our community, ancestors, family and friends! We suggest a minimum donation of $5 per reading, and offerings can increase with length and depth of reading. All proceeds collected from the readings will benefit the SCPN so that we may continue to serve our Pagan community.

Featured Readers and Mystics
Gretchen Williams - Tarot Cards
Norma Robbins - Celtic Animal Totem Card Readings
Leeanen Sidhe - Tarot Cards
Susan Small - Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards

Potluck Feast
Since our gathering is at the dinner hour, we ask that you bring a potluck dish and/or non-alcoholic brew to share that serves 4-6 people. Let’s treat ourselves to a good meal. Please bring your own place setting. There will be hot water available for tea.

We ask non-members to make a donation of $5-$3 to help us cover operating costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.”

Downtown Benicia Ghost Walk
Friday, September 19, 8:00PM, and the first and third Friday of each month
meet at 90 First Street, Benicia
$25, reservations required.
Ages 10-16 must be accompanied by adult.
For more information, please call 707-745-9791

“Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive and fun Ghost Walk led by paranormal investigator Devin Sisk. Each tour is limited to 20 people and lasts approximately 2 hours, depending on what entity you encounter along the way! Walking shoes and flashlight recommended. No children under ten years of age permitted on tours. Ages 10-16 must be accompanied by adult. $25 per person. Prepaid reservations required by calling 707-745-9791.”

An Evening of Stargazing
with Stargazer Li
Friday, September 19, 9:00-11:30PM
RSVP to info@stargazerli.com for exact location in Sebastopol
$20 per Adult, $5 per Kid under 15
see website for registration details

“This is my annual evening where kids are welcome to attend with adults.

Come join me for an evening out in a field under the stars, guided by a green laser wand, learning to find your way around the night sky and the names of the stars and constellations, while hearing folklore from many different times and cultures. We’ll see Saturn, the Scorpion, the Dragon, the Summer Triangle, and so much more…

To Register, Email Me info@stargazerli.com
with the numbers of Adults and Kids that will be attending (and in how many cars), and how you know me.

I’ll email back to confirm you’re on the list and then will send details on the location and what to bring in the days before the event.

Plan to arrive around 8:30PM to get situated before full dark.”

Lamplight Tours of Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, tours leave every 20 minutes, 7:30-9:50PM
tours start at McDonald Gate, McDonald Avenue and Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa
For additional information, please call 707-543-3737
Space is limited, please pre-register - see website below:

“Walk at night through Santa Rosa’s oldest cemetery to see and hear all new dramatic portrayals of some of our town’s early settlers. Lights, costumes and stage settings create a magical time as characters from the past depict a scene from their lives in the history of Santa Rosa, California and the United States. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. (Uneven surfaces and slopes). Period costumes (1850 to 1950) encouraged. Tours last approximately one hour and leave from the McDonald Gate every 20 minutes from 7:30PM to 9:50PM. Pre-Registration Required. Book early - tours sell out!

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery was established as the result of an accident. In November of 1854 a young father, who had arrived from Missouri only a matter of weeks before, drowned in a pond near the center of town. He was buried on land that was part of a Mexican grant given to one of the earliest settlers of Santa Rosa, Dona Maria Ignacia Lopez de Carrillo. Soon other families needed burial places, and the area became an unofficial cemetery. In 1867 the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Association was formed and burial plots in the 17-acre site were formally offered for sale.

Sales of plots continued through 1930, through records of these transactions have been lost. During this period of 70-plus years, parts of the land were sold off, and three separate but adjacent cemeteries were established: the Stanley, Moke, and Fulkerson Cemeteries. Today the four cemeteries combined are owned by the City of Santa Rosa and known collectively as Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. The only burials permitted today are those of descendants of families who held deeds to cemetery plots. The total number of burials is over 5200.

Neglect and vandalism took their toll on the cemetery through years of unclear ownership and sporadic maintenance. A Restoration Committee organized by dedicated volunteers in 1994 and operating under the aegis of the City of Recreation and Parks Department has made great strides in repairing damage, clearing overgrowth, and planning for permanent maintenance. In 1997, the City of Santa Rosa awarded Historical Landmark status to the Rural Cemetery.

Docent-led tours during the summer months acquaint visitors with the history of the town and the many town pioneers who are buried here. Lamplight Tours, conducted in September as fund-raising events, present dramatic vignettes from the lives of the famous and not-so-famous people buried in the Rural Cemetery.”

WarCircus (after Euripides' The Trojan Women)
presented by The Imaginist
Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 8:00PM
The Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa, 707-528-7554

“What if you had to perform your tragedy over and over for thousands of years? Would you start to resent having to perform your role? From out of the past come the archetypal women of Troy: Helen, the beauty, Cassandra, the truth-teller, Hecuba, the matriarch, Andromache, the rock, Polyxena, the future, and the Women of the Chorus, the time-travelers.

Come one come all. Tonight and every night. Alive Alive Alive. Positively Alive. Step right up, ladies and gentlemen. The women of Troy and their Amazing Traveling Side Show Extravaganza, WARCIRCUS!

This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.”

King Fool
presented by We Players
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21,
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 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.”

Foreverland: A Faerie-Tale Themed Festival on Lake Lodoga
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21
East Park Reservoir, Stonyford (in Colusa County)

“All pirates, fairies, and kids that never want to grow up - a new land has been discovered where all your dreams can become realities! This wondrous new place is brimming with art and music, song and dance, magic and splendor! Join us in celebrating the discovery of FOREVERLAND with three days of music, camping, swimming, workshops, and community.

Foreverland is a faerie-tale themed gathering dreamt up from Peter Pan’s Neverland, and breathed into life by a mega-collaboration of production companies including Enchanted Forest, Fractal Planet, Pulse SF, Hookahdome, Sacred Spaces, and Emersion (former members of NEXUS.) Come join us as we christen one of the most epic venues to ever host our festival culture. Lake Lodoga in Colusa County is just two and a half hours north of the Bay Area and features a Lake for swimming, trees and plenty of space to roam free and dance to music 24 hours a day!

At Foreverland, we invite you to explore the duality that exists within each one of our very souls and hearts. The container we create is meant to be an homage to both. Whether you are experiencing the innocence of your inner lost boy/girl’s sweetest intentions, or conversely; expressing your your wildest desires, and mischievous pirate fantasies, Foreverland gives us a safe container and playground to explore these dualities, and ultimately to embody the harmony that lies between.”

Gathering Of The Ages:
An Intergenerational Equinox Celebration
Of Indigenous Wisdom In Contemporary Times
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21
Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai Santa Paula Road, Ojai

“Please join us for our third annual Gathering of the Ages!  We are delighted to bring new and returning wisdom keepers back to The Ojai Foundation along with youth visionaries and people of all ages in dialogue, sharing, and learning.

This year's Wisdom Keepers and their workshops:

Julie Tumamait, Chumash
Crossing Over The Rainbow Bridge: Exploring the Mysteries of Death

Leilani Birely, Hawai’ian
Sacred Prayer in Motion and Chant: Hula, the Language of Body and Soul
Ashe-Aloha! Priestessing the Primal Life Village (with Luisah Teish)

Luisah Teish, West African Ifa / Orisha
The Ancestor Journey:  practical Ancestor Reverence
Ashe-Aloha! Priestessing the Primal Life Village (with Leilani Birely)

Anne-Marie Sayers, Ohlone
Honoring the Past to Shape the Future

Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Coyote Woman, Ohlone / Chumash
Finding Balance with Coyote Trickster Medicine
Talking Stick Art Project

Uqualla, Havasupai of the Grand Canyon
Healers, Sentinels, Healers, Alchemists (Which One Are You?)
Tribal Dance and Chants
Sacred Oratory

Our Firekeepers will be:
Tautahcho Muhuawit Castaneda and
Art Cisneros, Earthman with a Good Heart

We give thanks for our partnership with I.Am.Life for this Gathering!”

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21,
Friday and Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Alameda County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton
Adults $9, Students and Seniors $7, Ages 13-17 $4, children under 12 free
One ticket is good for all three days, coupon available on website

“The Pleasanton Harvest Festival offers three fun-filled days of family entertainment in a fun shopping atmosphere. Attendees can buy one-of-a-kind handmade products directly from top artisans, watch live artist demonstrations, experience great live music and performances, and spoil their taste buds with delicious festival food. The Fargo Brothers will share the outdoor stage with entertainer Captain Jack SpareRibs. Plus, keep an eye out for our strolling performers, Big Mama Sue and Fast Eddie and Fables of the West.”

Eat Real Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21,
Friday 1:00-9:00PM, Saturday 10:30AM-9:00PM, Sunday 10:30AM-5:00PM
Jack London Square, 466 Water Street, Oakland
free admission

“Eat Real Festival is a social venture created to inspire eaters to choose tasty, healthy, good food. Through a vibrant, local festival in Oakland, and a focus on delicious and sustainable street food, Eat Real puts eaters in contact with the real people - the farmers, chefs, and producers - who make our food. Eat Real Festival will donate a percentage of its profit to several California organizations promoting access to healthy and affordable food, entrepreneurship and economic development.”

Walnut Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21
Heather Farm Park, 500 San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
see website for details of schedule and tickets

“The first Festival held in 1911 was a celebration of the harvest of grapes and was called 'The Grape Festival'. During prohibition, grapes were replaced with walnuts as the cash crop of the area and the vineyards became walnut groves. In 1936, the harvest celebration became known as The Walnut Festival. The Walnut Festival Association was officially incorporated in 1938 and except for a suspended period during World War II, has been celebrated as the popular annual community event it remains today.

As Walnut Creek as grown, and suburban developments have replaced walnut groves, the Walnut Festival Association has maintained the tradition of producing fundraising events for the benefit of the community. Locations for the event have changed over the years from the center of town to Civic Park and finally, in 1976, to Heather Farm Park, where is is now held the third Thursday after the first Monday in September.”

My Friend Hafiz
presented by Sweet Can Productions and The Levins
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21,
Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 4:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday 4:00PM and 7:00PM
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, 415-826-4441

“It's a concert, it's a circus, it's an inspiration. My Friend Hafiz, the album created by The Levins World Folk Ensemble, stands alone as a piece of art, and when you add the circus stylings of Sweet Can Productions, you know you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience guaranteed to uplift your soul!

Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their ‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies’, award-winning songwriters, The Levins, create an incredible backdrop for the breathtaking beauty of Sweet Can. Wonder at aerialists, be dazzled by acrobats and laugh with the clowns. It's a delight for all of your senses! Here for one weekend only! Come and set your spirit free!”

History Walk in San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
with Doris Marciel
Saturday, September 20, 8:30-9:30AM
San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery, Usher Street and College Street, San Lorenzo
$15, please call 510-581-0223 xt 131 to reserve a space

“Doris Marciel discusses the history of the cemetery, local pioneer families, and the types of monuments.  Ticket sales benefit the ongoing preservation of the site.  Meet at College and Usher Streets. Space is limited.  Call 510-581-0223 xt 131 to reserve your ticket.”

Creek to Bay Day
Saturday, September 20, 9:00AM-12:00PM
see website for locations where events are planned

“Mark your calendars for Oakland's 18th annual Creek to Bay Day!

Creek to Bay Day, a volunteer-based cleanup and beautification event, will take place on Saturday, September 20 from 9:00AM to noon at more than 20 creek and waterway locations citywide.

Volunteers are needed at numerous creek sites, Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary to pick up litter, remove non-native invasive plants and plant California native species. There is no registration necessary to volunteer. If you are part of group with over 10 people, we would appreciate you letting us know where you plan to volunteer so the coordinator of that site can plan accordingly. If you would like a site recommendation from our staff, please contact us via email creektobayprotection@oaklandnet.com or call 510-238-7630.

Participants of this event, which is held as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, join thousands of volunteers throughout the United States and over 100 countries around the world in taking part in the largest waterway and beach cleanup of the year.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark
part of the Popcorn Palace series at the Balboa Theatre
Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM
The Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa Street, San Francisco
$10 includes popcorn and a drink

“Raiders of the Lost Ark (later marketed as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and often referred to simply as Raiders) is a 1981 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It was produced by Frank Marshall and Howard Kazanjian, executive produced by George Lucas, written by Lawrence Kasdan and based on a story of George Lucas and Philip Kaufman.

Starring Harrison Ford, it was the first installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise to be released, though it is the second in internal chronological order. It pits Indiana Jones (Ford) against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant, which Adolf Hitler believes will make his army invincible.

The film co-stars Karen Allen as Indiana's former lover, Marion Ravenwood; Paul Freeman as Indiana's nemesis, French archaeologist René Belloq; John Rhys-Davies as Indiana's sidekick, Sallah; Ronald Lacey as Gestapo agent Arnold Toht; and Denholm Elliott as Indiana's colleague, Marcus Brody.

The film originated from Lucas' desire to create a modern version of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s. Production was based at Elstree Studios, England; but filming also took place in La Rochelle, Tunisia, Hawaii, and California from June to September 1980.”

Get the Rush: Day of Activities as Rush Ranch
Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM-1:00PM, and the third Saturday of every month
Rush Ranch Open Space, Solano County

“Get the Rush:  a series of fun and free activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run and activities vary month-to-month.  

April through October: Volunteer-run activities may include a guided walk alongside tidal marsh and through upland grasses (timing varies),

A traditional blacksmith shop in action (10:00AM-1:00PM)
Skilled docent, Virgil Sellars, displays traditional  blacksmithing skills using authentic tools and equipment in the ranch’s historic blacksmith shop.

An interpretive display of Native American tools and decorations (10:00AM-1:00PM)

Horse-drawn wagon rides that are wheelchair accessible (11:00AM-1:00PM)

November through March: The blacksmith shop remains open for visitors! The wagons are in storage for the winter. Other activities are dependent on volunteer availability and the weather.”

The Sunflower's Farewell Gathering
Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM-9:00PM
Lydia's Sunflower Center, 1435 N McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, 707-792-5300
Save Lydia’s Organics IndieGoGo Campaign:

“It is with much sadness that Lydia's Sunflower Center is going out of business; but we're going out with a bang!

All-Day-Long Going Away Party!!

Saturday, September, 20, 10:00AM-9:00PM!

The Sunflower’s Farewell to the Community!

A day of sharing and gratitude!
Bring your instruments, song and dance!
Bring your family and friends to our FINAL party celebration!
Donations greatly appreciated!
We look forward to seeing you here :)

For over 18 years Lydia Kindheart has been an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. A true visionary of health and consciousness, Lydia has literally served millions of meals through her restaurants, catering business and festival vending.”

Willow Glen Founders' Day Parade
Saturday, September 20, 10:30AM-12:00PM
along Lincoln Avenue from Broadway to Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

“The Founders’ Day Parade will be held on Saturday, September 20, starting at 10:30AM, ending at approximately noon.  The Parade will consist of over 70 entries celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Willow Glen - from local schools, organizations, businesses, cultural groups, bands and much more!

What to Do After the Parade?
There will be lots of fun activities following the Founders' Day Parade!
Visit the many wonderful restaurants and shops along Lincoln Ave!  Many will be having historical exhibits and/or Founders' Day specials.

Like ice cream?   Willow Glen Charm and Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Co. are hosting an ice cream eating contest after the Founders' Parade - at 1:00PM at Willow Glen Town Square.  Space is limited - register at http://willowglencharm.com/icecream

Join in the fun at the Willow Glen Elementary's 150th anniversary celebration!  They are planning a great party to take place following the Founders' Day Parade.  

The beautiful Palm Haven neighborhood in Willow Glen will be celebrating 100 years of history with an event from 12:00-5:00PM. Download a flyer or visit their website for details.

Historical Clark Home Open House and Tour 12:00-4:00PM at 1147 Minnesota Avenue.  Includes an opportunity to view the film History of Willow Glen and light refreshments.”

Homespun: Handmade Culture and Crafts
presented by Market Days at the Exploratorium
Saturday, September 20, 11:00AM-3:00PM, and the third Saturday of each Summer month
Exploratorium, Pier 15 Plaza

“Join us for a free open-air mini-festival that brings together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators and features curated art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays.

Get a feel for handmade traditions at Market Days: Homespun. Meet with artisans and entrepreneurs carrying forward folk crafts such as spinning and Mexican papel picado as well as vintage techniques for making hats and paints. Brush up on home brewing, make tortillas, and taste quick-pickled vegetables. Try your hand at making glass or stamping metal jewelry, and enjoy fancy footwork by young folklórico dancers.”

Community Seed’s Fall Equinox Picnic
Saturday, September 20, 12:00-3:00PM
George Washington Grove, DeLaveaga Park, 1290 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz
suggested donation of $7-$15, nobody turned away for lack of funds

“Hey! Something new!
Let’s all get together and have an old-fashioned picnic. In the Redwoods.
And let’s do it right near the Fall Equinox: September 20th.

A small ritual and a low-pressure bardic will transpire at some point, but the point is just to come together in Fellowship and good cheer and enjoy ourselves and our amazing Community.

So. September 20th, 12:00-3:00PM.
Across from the George Washington Grove of DeLaveaga Park (Where we hold Beltane and Lughanasadh each year). At the picnic tables with the bocce ball court.

Potluck Luncheon:
Fire signs bring Savory items
Air signs bring Salads
Earth Signs bring Side Dishes
Water Signs bring Desserts
All drinks will be provided by Community Seed.

Bring your instruments! Bring your drums! Bring games! Bring the whole Family!

Join us at DeLaveaga Park, across from George Washington Grove Picnic Area
Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz
Gather at 2:00PM, Ritual at 3:00PM
Suggested Donation of $7-$15
Nobody turned away for lack of funds
This is a family event

**All CS events are Clean and Sober**

For more info, contact Community Seed at info@communityseed.org or 831-469-0336.”

Sail on the Alma
Saturday, September 20, 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.”

Bay Area Reclaiming Fall Equinox/Mabon Ritual
Saturday, September 20, 1:00PM
Magic Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Donations accepted sfrpc@yahoogroups.com
For more information, please contact

“Join us to celebrate the time of balance, the time of harvest and thanks.

Please bring food and/or non-alcohol drinks to share at post-ritual feast. Flowers and musical instruments are also welcome, as is colorful attire. This ritual and site are kid-friendly. Extra card tables (or even bigger?) are always helpful! Please bring one along if you can.

Transit: BART to Civic Center, transfer to Muni N-Judah train. Take train to Judah and 40th, walk two blocks to park, enter at 41st Avenue. Walk two short blocks into park, enter parking lot on right, look for Pagans and/or sign on big tree. (Drivers - enter at 41st and Lincoln, park in lot.)”

Make and Take: Family Block Printing
with Elaine Chu
Saturday, September 20, 1:30-3:30PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$60 includes materials, limit 7 families

“Each adult and child will carve a drawing or two, using a wooden stylus. We'll ink them up with vibrant colors to create your own set of cards. Matching envelopes provided. You have the option to make a mini print on the envelopes too. Use your creations for birthday greetings, thank you notes, or any occasion. Lots of fun!

Elaine Chu received a BFA in graphic design from University of the Arts and a BA in music from Yale University. Her work has been featured at craft venues, libraries, and publications such as Greencraft magazine and 1000 Artists Books. She cowrote Wood Paper Scissors, a how-to crafts book, with her section focusing on book arts with kids.”

September Tea Tasting: Japanese Teas
Saturday, September 20, 2:00PM
Many Rivers Books and Tea, 130 S. Main Street, Sebastopol, 707-829-8871

“The tea culture of Japan is distinct from those of Japan’s neighbors China, Taiwan, and Korea, not to mention the tea cultures of more distant lands like India or Kenya.  In this tasting we will re-acquaint ourselves with some of the classic tea styles of Japan, with some shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) music as accompaniment.  

Our tea tastings are convivial, enjoyable affairs, full of information and replete with humorous remarks and witticisms, where your opinion on the tastes of tea weighs as heavily as the opinion of any other person present.”

Guarding the Gate
part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Hyde Street Pier
Saturday, September 20, 3:30-4:15PM
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.”

Regina’s Door Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 20, 6:00PM
Regina’s Door, 352 17th Street, Oakland
for more information, please contact regina@reginasdoor.com or kim@reginasdoor.com

“The Roaring Twenties! The Jazz Age! The Era of Renaissance! The1920s was a fusion decade of fashion, art, culture, and music in it's most glorious form. On September 20th, Regina's Door will journey back in time to visit the spirit of the 1920s at its Grand Opening ‘Oakland Renaissance’ party! We invite you to travel with us for an historical evening filled with 1920s Joie De Vivre and fabulousity! So, grab a hold of the Flapper that lives within! Throw on your most creative 1920s frock! We will see you at the party. It is sure to be one for the ages.

Regina's Door is a high-end, customer-service oriented vintage boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind and beautifully exquisite vintage dresses and gowns from the Victorian Era to the 1980s. The boutique also stocks a limited and tightly edited range of treasured vintage tops, pants, suits, coats, and accessories. Regina's Door also offers costuming for rental and a select range of evening gowns.

In a world where chaos can sometimes reign, Regina's Door seeks to provide its beloved customers with a slice of shopping inspiration infused with an atmosphere of solace and care.
At its very foundation, Regina's Door operates by the motto ‘Compassion is always in fashion.’ In this regard, Regina's Door is honored to be in partnership with Love Never Fails, ‘a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and protection of youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking.’
The party will began flowing at 6:00PM, 352 17th Street, Oakland.”

Raptors: Live Bird Art
with Jonqui Albin
Saturday, September 20, 6:00-9:00PM
Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa

“Chroma Gallery features the art of bird activist/artist Jonqui Albin, August 22 through September 23. Her wire sculptures and large graphic paintings of live birds vividly demonstrate the thrill of working with active models in nature. Her wire sculptures and drawings of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls are prominently featured. You are invited to weekly classes, demonstrations and performance art during which live raptors will be present.

Jonqui hopes to raise awareness about bird preservation by partnering with the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center and donating 10% of her proceeds to their efforts.

September 20, 6:00-9:00PM: Performance and closing party with Redtail Hawk, Enola Gaye.”

26th Annual Sea Music Concert Series
Saturday, September 20, 8:00PM,
and two more Saturdays, October 25 and November 15
Hyde Street Pier and onboard the Balclutha and Eureka, San Francisco
$14 per concert, $36 for all three

“During September, October, and November experience the driving rhythms of chanteys and the beauty of seafaring ballads and instrumentals from the wooden decks of the historic sailing ship Balclutha. Join the park in its 26th season of presenting some of sea music’s finest performers. Wheelchair accessible.
Salty Walt and the Rattlin’ Ratlines
Saturday, September 20, 8:00PM
Named ‘San Francisco’s best sea chantey band’ (SF Weekly), Salty Walt and the Rattlin’ Ratlines enjoy the close harmonies, instrumentation, and camaraderie that a group affords. Chanteys of African American, Anglo American, English, and French origin are included in their repertoire, covering international maritime history and lore. Founder and leader Salty Walt has performed at the Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival, the Chicago Maritime Festival, as well as performing internationally in Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands, and has crewed aboard several square-rigged sailing ships.
Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell
Saturday, October 25, 8:00PM
Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell, direct from Loch Lomond, Scotland, present one of the best repertoires in contemporary Scots acoustic music: Self-penned and traditional songs and tunes, that covers a host of subjects, all with a Scottish theme. They have performed in festival and concert venues throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Linsey accompanies on cello, and Ken on guitar.
Holdstock and Macleod
Saturday, November 15, 8:00PM
Dick Holdstock and Allan Macleod are still enthusiastically performing together after over 30 years. They perform authentic renditions of the songs of their homelands - England and Scotland. Captivating audiences from coast to coast, they trade off on guitar and mandolin for accompanying their songs, as well as singing without accompaniment. Hearing their music is always a memorable event and an extraordinary glimpse into a not so distant maritime past. New insights into history and old customs are revealed through their songs.”

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 10:00AM-5:00PM
California Avenue and Avenue D, Treasure Island, San Francisco

“Come join us for a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, and fun-filled activities for the whole family at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the United States. This year, we have over 130 dragon boat teams and 3,500 dragon boat paddlers racing our 500 and 300 meter course.

Dragon boat teams range from novice to competitive skill level. Novice teams represent local Bay Area corporations, public agencies, and non-profit community.

Recreational and competitive teams practice year-round and hail from all over the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. This year's championship race is going to be one of the fiercest battles for victory to date!

In addition to the exciting dragon boat racing, the Festival features many fun cultural activities: an entertainment stage with live dance and music performances, the Dragon Land children's activity pavilion, and a variety of food, arts and crafts, and other vendors.”

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Old Mill Park, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley
Parking with free shuttle from Tamalpais High School, 700 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley
$10 General Admission, $5 Students and Seniors, Free for kids under 12 years

“Experience this annual event in the magical redwoods at the foot of Mount Tamalpais in historic Old Mill Park.  Come and enjoy the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival.

This community event reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emerging student artists. Scores of Festival volunteers staff the gates and the Poster, T-Shirt and information booths during this annual two-day event. Much needed support comes from all areas of our community including: in-kind services and donations from the food and beverage providers who partner with Mill Valley nonprofit service organizations. Entertainment by fabulous Bay Area performers at the main and children's stages is included with the gate charge. Children’s craft activities are supported by local high school student artists and youth organizations.

The Festival Committee works diligently to continue our tradition of:
Encouraging and fostering public education in the awareness and appreciation of fine arts and crafts.
Providing an open and continuing dialogue between the established artist and the public.
Creating a foundation upon which local service organizations are able to raise a large portion of their operating budgets.
Providing an important showcase for new and emerging artists.
Presenting a high quality family friendly event.”

Casa de Fruta Renaissance Faire
Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 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 Celtic Gathering and Public Service Recognition Weekend

Celtic Gathering
Join us as we Celebrate fine Celtic Music and traditions. Celtic groups from all over will be join us in Willingtown!

Public Service Recognition Weekend
Celebrating the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees including, but not limited to, teachers, firefighters & police officers. Present your official I.D. at the box office to receive two general admission tickets for $35.

This year, there are Celtic rock concerts scheduled for 6:00PM each Saturday evening in the jousting arena!
The band for Saturday, September 20, is Culann’s Hounds:
“Fierce like their namesake, Cu Chulainn, Culann's Hounds have built a reputation for stage shows filled with high-energy and a ruthless dedication to rocking their audiences.  Folk melodies, sensibilities, and stories permeate their music with origins in Ireland, France, and early America.  This mash-up of tradition and energy is at once thought provoking, accessible and infectious.  The Hounds original material is a mirror of their lives, tales of distant lands, love, elation, and loss.”

Berkeley World Music Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 12:00-9:00PM, see website for schedule details
performances in various locations in Berkeley - see website for details

“The assembled artists will again offer you a stunning show!

From People's Park headlining acts: Pride and Joy's electrifying Motown and Soul, Manzo Rally's New Latin Rock and  AfroFunk Experience to special festival finale Georges Lammam with special guest, Naser Musa presenting Khaliji, these music of Eastern Arabia and throughout the day, a dazzling display of Eastern Europe and Norteno polka, electric sarode, World Fusion, Brazilian choro, Belly Dance Bazaar, Dixieland Jazz, even Trans-atlantic Chamber music and more live music to be announced...

Stay tuned for complete line-up bios, and other festival updates.

For eleven years the Berkeley World Music Festival has been celebrating the rich diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area's world music scene.

Come celebrate Summer Solstice on Sunday, June 22, 2014  for a full day of live concerts that will surprise your musical palate and take you on a musical journey around the world and back.

All performances are free to the public!”

Heart Rain in the Season of Drought
with Daniel Foor   
Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21
China Camp State Park, San Rafael
$250 includes camping and meals

“As we enter the year's hottest and driest season, all of California is now in extreme drought with rainfall levels at the lowest levels in over 150 if not 500 years. For those walking an earth-honoring path, what does it mean to live in a time of drought? Without judgment, reactivity, or I-know-what-needs-to-be-happening arrogance, how can we be conscious people in harmony with the larger cycles? Although it's for each of us to grapple with these questions, we can seek to personally embody balance which, in dry times, includes deeply honoring elemental water in our lives, hearts, and relationships. Tears are holy rain, and thirst calls for feeling more deeply and for praise of life-giving water.   

We'll gather for two full days (Saturday 10:00AM-Sunday 4:00PM) of community teaching and ritual to mark the Autumnal Equinox and give praise for the waters of life. We'll offer ritual to thank the spirits of place and rains-to-come and invite heart rain from those present. In addition to meeting the challenging gift of drought with open hearts (including grief ritual practices), there will be a time during the weekend for participants to make or renew vows of service and relationship with the Holy Earth.
This weekend intensive is also the monthly gathering for the closed 2014 Earth Ritual Training group. It's our one 2014 gathering that's open to new folks. If you're not already in the dedicated group, expect some basic prep and integration dialogue pre/post gathering (nothing too time intensive). Cost is $250, some flexibility as needed. This includes three healthy meals (Saturday dinner - Sunday lunch) and campsite reservations. Spaces are limited and already half full with folks from the dedicated group, so please be in touch soon to confirm your space: ancestralmedicine@gmail.com.”  

Dreams About Others: How to Recognize Them
facilitated by Meredith Sabini
Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM-1:00PM,
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“People familiar to us appear in dreams rather frequently. How are we to know if the dream content pertains to them, or to ourselves? Recent studies suggest that perhaps 10% of our dreams are about others and that introverts may be more likely to have such dreams than extroverts.

The instructor has been collecting dreams about others and found they have a ‘just so’ quality, with the dreamer typically observing a scene that resembles waking life. Six specific features of these outward-facing dreams will be presented. Jung originally distinguished between subjective or personal dreams and objective or outward-facing dreams in 1917, showing how to distinguish between them based on the current status of the relationship.

Using his examples and those from the instructor’s collection, we will look at three kinds of dreams; those in which a dream figure symbolizes an aspect of the dreamer; those in which a dream brings to light something about our relationship with the person shown; and those which provide information actually about the person. Participants are welcome to bring in dreams about others for discussion.

The goal of this program is to correct the overly personalistic (narcissistic) bias of modern dream theories and to broaden our understanding of the dreaming mind, which is quite capable of distinguishing between self and other and helping us tend our human relations.”

Storytelling, Filmmaking, and Healing:
The Innovative use of Filmmaking and Therapeutic Principles
facilitated by Anke Schafer
Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Living Arts Counseling Center, 1265 65th Street, Emeryville

“This is an experiential journey in personal and professional growth. You will examine your life and challenges and shape your experience from, literally and metaphorically, multiple angles. You will practice designing a life story as a film, using film making principles such as: brainstorming, writing, shooting, and editing a film. The journey will also include healing, therapeutic, and counseling principles that guide participants to help themselves or their clients with: shaping their identity, viewing their personal narrative from multiple angles, resolving conflict, and self-expression.

Participants will learn how to integrate film methods into their work as individual or group therapists; or, integrate these transformative principles into their film, screen, and media work.

Who should attend:
All storytellers, healing arts professionals, Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists, creative artists, documentary filmmakers, videographers, photographers, theater and performance directors, advertising and marketing professionals, YouTube artists, visionary media producers. Anyone interested in learning to apply the emotional, healing, and transformative power of film into their lives or work.

Smartphone camera, iPad, still camera, or video camera recommended, but not necessary. No prior film making experience required. No professional therapy certification required.

Anke is a documentary filmmaker, drama therapist and a psychotherapist from Germany. She is deeply immersed in the healing experience: for collective and communal healing, couples and relationships, and with individuals. With storytelling and drama, she transforms the wounds of separation into the art of connection and healing. She brings a rare blend of skills to her events - a camera, a perspective, a story, and a healing intention.”

Pagan Women’s Brunch
organized by Lupa
Saturday, September 20, 12:30-2:30PM
Taqueria Montecristo, 1446 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-486-0321
Free admission
For more information, please contact Lupa at lupamoon13@yahoo.com

“Come meet with other Pagan Women in an open social environment at brunch.

No matter what your trad, even if you don’t call yourself ‘Pagan’, stop by for some good food and chat. Meet your Sister Tribe.

Women interested in exploring Pagan Paths and Pagan-friendlies welcome.

Maybe a walk in the Marina after brunch?”

with Maya Spector
Sunday, September 20, 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 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.”

Glendi Ethnic Food Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 11:00AM-9:00PM
St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Rosa, 707-584-9491
Adults $5, Children under 12 Free

“The Glendi International Food Fair is Santa Rosa's premier ethnic food and dance event. Each year since 1989, the Parish has hosted this festival of foods from Middle Eastern, Eritrean, Russian, Greek, Balkan, Romanian, Italian and American cultures. The food is all fresh and ethnically authentic.

Glendi is Greek for party, and we throw a great one! We have a diverse entertainment schedule with live music by Edessa both days, dancers, dance lessons, and a candlelit choir concert Saturday evening. Take a church tour that explains the meaning behind the structure and iconography of an Orthodox Church and highlights the timeless frescoes that adorn the interior. Church tours and talks are conducted by our principle iconographer and others within our community.

We view Glendi as our gift to the community. Glendi is our opportunity to share the rich cultural heritage of our parish. It is also a fundraiser, and a portion of the proceeds are donated to local charitable organizations.

Glendi is all about fun and family! In addition to the food, dancing, and tours we have a Crafts Booth, Book Store, Children's Area, and many other entertaining activities.

Beverages include beer from local microbreweries and an impressive selection of wines. As it cools off in the evening, try our Greek, Eritrean or regular coffee with ethnic sweets from our bakery including homemade baklava, and the new Baklava Sundae. We feature Sonoma County wines and micro-brew beers in addition to coffee in many styles, excellent teas, soft drinks, and frozen treats. This year, we are expanding to include a German themed Biergarten, away from the activity of the dance area, offering snacks and beers from a single local brewery.”

People’s Climate March
Sunday, September 21
see website for local events

“Wherever you are, join the weekend of action.

Think of this weekend as a chance to combine efforts with others in your community, because we need to show the New York City summit attendees our strength in numbers. You can organize marches, rallies, workshops, take a group photo from an iconic site - it’s up to you. What is really important is to tell the world that it’s time for Action, Not Words on climate change.

Register your event to make the movement even bigger. You’ll be able to invite friends and contact people who signed up for your event.

Don’t forget to send us your photos and share them on social media using the hashtag #peoplesclimate.

After you register, we’ll send you additional resources so you can ensure you’ll have a successful event. You’ll be able to edit your event info later, so you don’t need to have everything figured out right now - the important thing is to get started.

Check out some action ideas for your region!”

Peace One Day
Sunday, September 21
All over the World

“It started with a crazy idea...
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day September 21. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict. Peace One Day’s Campaigns and activities in Education, Music, Film, Sport, Dance, Art and Online have proved that the day works.”

Solar Cross Devotional: 3rd Annual Idunna Blot and Apple Harvest
Sunday, September 21, 10:00AM-12:00PM, and the third Sunday of each month
private home in Berkeley, RSVP for address
Free, donations accepted
Please bring a potluck item for the barbecue.
For more information or to RSVP, e-mail info.thorncoyle@gmail.com

“September 21 is Solar Cross' 3rd Annual Idunna Blot and Apple Harvest. This devotional differs from others, in that it lasts into the afternoon and includes a barbecue/ potluck. We harvest the apples that grow in the garden where devotionals are held, wash and press them using a hand-cranked apple press, and offer the juice of the first press to Idunna. Folks are encouraged to bring containers to take home fresh apple juice and apple butter, which we also cook up during the event. It's a lot of yummy fun!

Solar Cross Monthly Devotionals are inclusive, family-friendly gatherings that embrace diversity in the Pagan community and beyond. Devotionals vary from month to month, are dedicated to deities from a variety of traditions, and are led by Solar Cross clergy and guests.

Held every third Sunday of the month in Berkeley, CA, Solar Cross offers these free devotionals as an opportunity to connect with divinity and community. Participants typically gather at 10:00 am for a 10:30 am start, and follow a simple ritual format (see below). Meetings are held outdoors (weather permitting) in a tranquil garden setting and conclude at noon.

Offerings of bread, fruit or flowers for the altar are appreciated, but there is no potluck. Children under 18 with legal guardian are welcome. There is no charge to attend, although donations to Solar Cross are gratefully accepted. For information on the location of Bay devotionals, or to RSVP, please contact Ankhira at info.thorncoyle@gmail.com.

We realize that not everyone can attend monthly meetings in Berkeley, CA, and we invite those who feel called to participate in devotionals to do so in their own homes and communities. We like the idea of building the egregore for each deity we honor by participating in shared song, visioning, and liturgy, so we encourage you to join us in following the following ritual format.”

Upcoming dates are currently scheduled for September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21 (2014), and January 18 (2015).  Dates are subject to change; in particular, there is a possibility that the December date may be re-scheduled because of Solstice. There will not be a devotional in February, due to PantheaCon.

October 19 will return to the standard format. Leona Oigheag will lead an ADF-Druid style ritual honoring Cerridwen. We haven't written the description yet, but will do so by early October.

Stone Age Olympics and Knap In
Sunday, September 21, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Coyote Hills Visitor Center, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont
Free admission, Parking $5

“Cast prehistoric dart throwers, create fire by rubbing sticks together, throw a rabbit stick, fling a bolas, and participate in other age-appropriate primeval activities during a day of primitive technology contests and stone tool making demonstrations. Watch skilled knappers transform rocks into functional tools. Parent participation required.”

Art in Nature: The Nature of Art Festival
Sunday, September 21, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland
Free admission
Please see below for details of parking and shuttle fees

“Art in Nature: The Nature of Art Festival
Annual FREE admission multidisciplinary performing arts Festival located at the Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, California.

Shuttle Bus Depot and Parking Lot at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619

Experience participatory art that is in relationship with nature, and shows the creative process of the artists.

Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park and experience more than 200 artists and performers tucked among the meadows, redwoods and oaks in this family, bicycle and dog friendly festival.

Experience art in nature and delve into the nature of art in 12 Theme Areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts and crafts and kids events.

Bring a picnic lunch! There will be two food trucks outside the trail but NO vendors, or items for sale in the festival.

While no admission is charged for the festival, the Redwood Regional Park parking has a $5 fee, it is very limited and will fill up by the crew and volunteers early Sunday morning.”

Global-Synchronized Meditation and Prayer for Peace
Sunday, September 21, 12:00PM

“BeThePeace - Everyone Everywhere Together Now

Join us for a Global-Synchronized Meditation and Prayer for Peace in hundreds of cities around the world. In 2012, 248 cities participated. Last year, 564 cities joined and, this year, our goal is 1000 cities... It is time to BeThePeace…

On September 21st, 2014 we invite you to organize and join a meditation/prayer in your region at Noon in your local time zone. Cities around the world will participate to create a wave of Inner Peace moving across our planet. This wave builds on 30+ years of momentum for a Minute of Silence / Moment of Peace at Noon in local timezones, championed by Pathways to Peace and other organizations since Peace Day's birth in 1982.

Then at 12:00 Noon PST / 7:00PM GMT, we invite you to
U N I F Y with the entire planet for a Global Synchronized Moment of World Peace. Join us for this moment wherever you are and tune in to a live broadcast meditation you can sign up below.

BeThePeace invites people from every culture, every spiritual tradition, and every political perspective to join Together as One.

We invite local organizations to collaborate and create events in your cities. We invite global organizations to spread the word and inspire the masses to join.

Together, we are creating a world where inner and outer peace is the normal way of life. Together, we are creating history.”

Savor the Season
Benefitting the Alameda County Community Food Bank
Sunday, September 21, 12:00-3:00PM
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Drive, Livermore
$125 includes luncheon and wine
For information, please contact Kathryn Weber at 510-635-3663 xt328 or kweber@accfb.org

“Join us for our annual Fall celebration of California-grown food and wine in a beautiful vineyard setting.

This festive outdoor event will feature:
Gourmet seasonal food and estate wines from Wente Vineyards
Live music featuring the Silverwood Jazz Quartet
Silent and live auctions

Proceeds from Savor the Season go directly toward hunger relief efforts in Alameda County.”

Second Annual Female Vocalist Extravaganza: An Afternoon of Song and Dance
Sunday, September 21, 2:00PM
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland, 510-451-5818

“Join us for an afternoon of song and dance at the Second Annual Female Vocalist Extravaganza, on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00PM.

The event location is Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street between Telegraph and Broadway in Oakland. There is wheelchair access at 411 28th Street.

Tickets for general admission seating are $30, $40 (includes a $10 donation), $50 (+$20 donation), $75 (+$45 donation), or $100 (+$70 donation).

The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic is a community of dedicated women volunteers who have diverse skills and experiences.”

Every Body Can Sing
a three month workshop series
with Karma Raines
Sunday, September 21, 2:00-4:00PM,
and two more dates, October 25 and November 23
Harmony Studio, 1533 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 510-647-8147
$25 per session, $60 for whole series

“This workshop series will help you find a new connection to your voice!

You will learn about the physical foundations of singing using anatomy, movement, breath, vocal exploration, resonance and sounds. If you've been afraid to sing or 'not liked' your voice in the past, you will see that it's simply a learned physical task, and if you've sung for years you will learn something new about your voice.

You can sign up for one class or the whole series.  WARNING: It will be fun...
I hope you can make it!

Karma Raines”

NorCal People’s Climate Rally
Sunday, September 21, 2:00-5:00PM
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Boulevard at 12th Street, Oakland
Location is shown as 1 on this map:

“The People's Climate March is happening in NYC.

The NorCal People's Climate Rally is happening in Oakland.

Join us in Oakland (and other locations) for a Rally and spread the word about postering/bannering around the Bay Area.

The Rally will be held on September 21, 2:00-5:00PM at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater.

It will be a family-friendly event, on the shore of Oakland's Lake Merritt, just a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station.  Sponsoring and endorsing organizations will be part of a Climate Fair, with tables for literature and discussion.  

Come one, come all!”

Thanks to Glenn Turner for letting me know about this event!

The Emperor's Garden Party
hosted by The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign
Sunday, September 21, 2:00-5:00PM
Jefferson Square Park, Eddy Street at Gough Street, San Francisco
Suggested donation $5 Per Adult

“Please join us for The Emperor's Garden Party!

Emperor Norton often thought big in September.

On Saturday, September 21, 1872, the abolitionist weekly newspaper the Pacific Appeal published the third and final of the Emperor's three Bridge Proclamations of that year, in which he called for the design and construction of a great Bay-spanning bridge linking San Francisco and Oakland via Goat Island (present-day Yerba Buena Island) - setting out the vision for what we now know as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

The Emperor actually had penned that Proclamation a few days earlier, on the 17th.

And it was exactly 13 years before that - on September 17, 1859 - that Joshua Abraham Norton had issued his most famous Proclamation of all: the one declaring himself Emperor and signed ‘Norton I, Emperor of the United States’.

Please join The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign in celebrating these two anniversaries - the Emperor's third Bridge Proclamation (142 years ago) and his imperial self-declaration (155 years ago) - with a lovely, fun afternoon in the park.

Bring your own picnicking and relaxation accoutrements - savories, sweets, liquid refreshments, blankets, lawn chairs.

We'll provide a treat - a cupcake! - for everybody.
A Special Welcome To Kids - We've got some fun activities planned!

2:00-3:15PM: Make Your Own Emperor's Hat
Starting at 2:00PM, we'll have a hat-making station, where kids will be shown photos of the Emperor in his beaver hat and will be provided with construction paper, crayons, glitter and feathers, for making making and decorating their own ‘Emperor's hats’! - with adult assistance, of course.

3:15PM: The Emperor's Story Time
The kids will gather round, in their hats, to hear Emperor Norton himself - played by Joseph Amster of Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine (Overland Monthly video profile here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h852nCp_rls) - tell his story!

3:30PM: The Emperor's Parade
After The Emperor's Story Time, Emperor Norton will lead the kids - in their hats! - in a little parade around Jefferson Square Park.

BONUS!!! Free Walking Tour of Emperor Norton's Haunts - Led by the Emperor Himself!
Or at least someone - Joseph Amster of Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine - who doesn't play Emperor Norton on TV but does play him rather well on the streets of San Francisco.

Our Garden Party begins at 2:00PM. If you'd like to get an early start on the festivities, the Emperor's tour starts:
Sunday, September 21 at 11:30AM
at Empire Park, 642 Commercial Street, San Francisco.
Empire Park was the site of the Eureka Lodgings boarding house, where the Emperor lived from 1863 until his death in 1880.

At the conclusion of the walking tour - which will last about 60-90 minutes - you can join the Emperor for a couple of short bus rides to near Jefferson Square Park, and get a proper escort to the party!

Hope to see you there!”

Vortex Fall Equinox Ritual Celebration
with Jan and Marystella of Vortex Journeys
Sunday, September 21, 2:45-5:15PM
The Crossroads, private land in Santa Rosa, RSVP for address
RSVP  to 707-542-4928 or beyondbeliefs@vortexjourneys.com
“We'll circle in community and prepare for the arrival of Equinox at 7:29PM the following evening with a balance of focus and spontaneity, inner and outer movement. We'll harvest what we've sown since Spring and notice shifts from last month's New Moon intentions. And, as always, each person will receive a mini-energy reading.”  

Red Tent at Terra's Temple
with Stella Iris RedRaven of CAYA Coven
and Carolina Amor of Circulo de Isis
Sunday, September 21, 3:00-4:30PM
Terra's Temple, 3051 Adeline Street, Berkeley
$10-$15 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Come, women, and be welcome to Red Tent Circles at Terra's Temple!

We will gather together to honor ourselves and the miracles we make manifest. To give each other witness and respite. To hold sacred space for one another to grow and to heal. Please arrive between 3:00 and 3:30PM, and center yourself in the space. This month, we will doing a guided self-blessing, sister-blessing, community-blessing activity. We should wrap up around 4:30PM.

We are asking a $10-$15 donation, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Feel free to bring light snacks to share.

I am so excited to begin to hold these circles at Terra's Temple, a gorgeous, sacred space in Berkeley, very near the Ashby BART. The space itself is gorgeous, the people involved in this urban temple are lovely, and I am grateful to serve our community in this new way. I am equally grateful to have accomplished Priestess and founder of the Circulo de Isis joining me; Carolina Amor.

Carolina Amor, Stella Iris RedRaven, and the priestesses of Terra's Temple designed this space for women wishing to celebrate womanhood, welcoming to all bodies.”

pickPocket Ensemble
Sunday, September 21, 3:00-5:30PM
Avanova, 417 Avon Street, Oakland
$15, please RSVP at the website below

“Please join us on Sunday, September 21, when Avonova presents the pickPocket Ensemble.  The show starts at 3:00PM, and the admission is set at $15.  Doors open at 2:15PM.  From the street corner to the concert hall, the pickPocket ensemble creates a contemporary chamber cafe music that moves both body and soul.

Based in Northern California, we have toured internationally and released 6 CDs of original music. Our music has been featured in several films and on NPR and public television. To listen to the pickPocket ensemble is to embark on a journey.  Speak to audience members after a performance: one will have been to Bogota, one to Prague, one to Paris. Yet for all its wide-ranging inspirations, the music of the pickPocket ensemble remains intensely personal and immediately engaging, an invitation to listen in on an intimate and ongoing conversation. The group consists of Rick Corrigan (accordion, piano, composition), Yates Brown(guitars, banjo), Chloe Allen (violin), John Slattery (percussion) and Colin Williams (double bass).”

Open Shamanic Journey Circle
with Anne Hatfield and Stuart Dole
Sunday, September 21, 3:00-5:00PM, and the third Sunday of each month
The Volunteer Center, 153 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa

“Come join us in creating the magic! Experience the joy of travelling through the portals into the other worlds! Feel the power and healing of drumming in community!
We will create sacred space, drum together, then journey together. There will be time to share journey experiences for those who wish to do so.
The shamanic journey is a way to explore the non-ordinary realms, interact directly with personal power animals and spirit guides, and access divine information.

This is a journey circle - it's best if you already have had some experience with shamanic journeying. If not, or if you want a review, come at 2:30PM for introductory information and mentoring.

Bring a drum or rattle if you have them, an eye covering for journeying, and a notebook to record your experiences.

We plan to offer this every third Sunday afternoon.

We're asking a $20 donation to help with the site rental. Details will be sent to those that are coming.”

Modern Conjure: Roots and Healing Work
with Chas Bogan
Sunday, September 21, 3:00-6:00PM,
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“Conjure, Roootwork, and Hoodoo are some of the more notable terms used to describe forms of American folk magic that will be explored in this class. Join the Conjure Doctors behind ‘Modern Conjure’ for hand’s on training. This class will highlight the use of roots, herb blends and teas for healing work.”

Northbound: The Story of Cabrillo and his venture into the unknown of Alta California
part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Hyde Street Pier
Sunday, September 21, 3:30-4:00PM,
and two more Sundays, September 28 and October 5
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.

“In 1542, Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo set sail from Baja California northbound to Alta California. He went further north than anyone before him, and though he would not return from this voyage, most of his men would. The discoveries they made were not only of new lands and people, but also of the extreme and threatening conditions that would challenge mariners sailing the west coast for hundreds of years to come.

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

North Bay Reclaiming’s Mabon Ritual
Sunday, September 21, 4:00PM
Lion's Grove, Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol
Suggested donations of $10-$30, no one turned away for lack of funds
for more information, please call 707-484-7786 or e-mail northbayreclaiming@yahoo.com

“Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them -
The summer flowers depart -
Sit still - as all transform’d to stone,
Except your musing heart.

How there you sat in summer-time,
May yet be in your mind;
And how you heard the green woods sing
Beneath the freshening wind.
Though the same wind now blows around,
You would its blast recall;
For every breath that stirs the trees,
Doth cause a leaf to fall.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)

Reclaiming respects healthy relationships with traditional medicines, but out of respect for those in recovery, all Reclaiming rituals are clean and sober - so please, no recreational drugs or alcohol at or prior to the event.”

A Cup of Tea with Spirit
with OwlSnake
Sunday, September 21, 4:00-5:00PM, and the third Sunday of every month
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
suggested donation $10-$15

“Have you ever wondered who is Guiding and Protecting you along your Journey?
Are you ready to receive their Messages to gain clarity to unanswered questions to ease the Flow of your Path? Learn and Remember tools that will strengthen your own power in Connecting.

We will sip tea,  and eat tasty treats as we connect and receive messages from Spirit and the Ancestors to guide us in our daily lives. We will Journey, Chant and Listen within, and be Inspired. A relaxing afternoon gift to yourself and others.

Who is OwlSnake?
Born into a long lineage of Medicine Men/Women, Spiritual Healers, Seers, and Shamans, on both her maternal and paternal ancestral lines, she was first called to this sacred path at the age of 4 years old from her Great Aunt. She was chosen to continue the family tradition of Spiritual Medicine work, some would call Shamanism. Through the years she would experience many of life's challenges and growth opportunities that have allowed her to learn and experience firsthand some of the greatest issues that plague this world today. From those experiences, along with her direct connection with Great Spirit, Guides, Angels, and Ancestors, OwlSnake has awakened into being a compassionate healer that is willing to be used as a ‘Hollow Bone’ for Spirit to assist all those that seek healing and inspiration on their journey.”

Introduction To The GAPS Diet
with Joey Anderson and Sara Russell
Sunday, September 21, 4:30-6:30PM,
and five 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.”

Be Love Farm Dinner  
Saturday, September 21, 5:00PM
Be Love Farm, Vacaville - exact address given upon registration
Adults $65, Children under 12 $35

“Be Love Farm is the dream ‘child’ of Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the founders of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre.  It is where they nourish their relationship with the earth so that they can provide healthy food for their Cafes. It is also their home and place where their connection with Mother Nature allows them to be in near continual service to others.

Matthew and Terces are so pleased to host a wonderful vegetarian Farm Dinner at  their organic Be Love Farm in Vacaville, CA. (50 miles north of San Francisco) The farm dinners are cooked (not raw) and may contain farm fresh dairy products. Please visit the Cafes for amazing raw and vegan meals. Join us for engaging conversation, a farm tour and the best farm fresh vegetarian food on the planet!  

Seating is limited, to reserve your seat please pre-register. For questions or concerns please email marta@cafegratitude.com or call 415-501-9678. There will be Farm Dinners throughout the Summer. Plan ahead and visit the farm!  October 18.”

Autumnal Equinox Drum Circle
Sunday, September 21, 6:00-7:00PM
Sacred Stream Center, 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, 415-333-1434
For more information, e-mail info@sacredstream.org

“Equinox and Solstice Drumming Circles

We hold drumming circles four times a year to come together to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and the earth. We invite you to join us.
You do not have to be experienced in drumming or shamanism to attend. It is recommended that you know how to journey, though not required.

If you have a drum or rattle, please bring it. Some drums and rattles will be available to borrow.”

Autumn Equinox Kirtan and Kirtronica Mantra Dance
with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
Sunday, September 21, 7:00-10:00PM
The dhyana Center, 186 N. Main Street, Sebastopol

“An Evening of Kirtan and Healing Mantra Music

Jaya Lakshmi has been sharing her beautiful kirtans for over 20 years.  She has recently partnered with her new love, Ananda Yogiji. They sing and play music that initiates deep healing and opens the heart to divine joy, sharing the grace they have been given through their partnership.”

Banned Books Week
Sunday-Saturday, September 21-27

“Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2014 celebration will be held September 21-27.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. For more information on Banned Books Week, click here. According to the American Library Association, there were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.”
Lavish Love and The Beauty of Broth:
Fats, Bones, and Braises in Traditional Diets
with Jessica Prentice
Part 3 of the Traditional Diets Lecture Series
Monday, September 22, 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.
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.”

A Celebration Of Arturo Galster
Monday, September 22, 7:30PM
The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, 415-621-6120

“Arthur Francis Galster (1959-2014) , known to his friends and loved ones as Arturo, died suddenly on August 25, 2014. With innumerable friends and theatre colleagues in disbelief that Arturo is no longer with us on earth, a CELEBRATION OF LIFE - one that he would be proud of - will take place at his beloved Castro Theatre. The evening will be a multimedia celebration of all stages of Arturo's life and work, including song, dance, visual art, video, film and photography.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Please come as who you are - Festive attire is highly recommended and encouraged!

An Indegogo Campaign has been created to help defray costs for the memorial service. To contribute please visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-celebration-of-arturo-galster/x/157923

Arturo appeared on stages throughout the world, but also was special to the Castro Theatre - performing for almost 20 years for events produced by Marc Huestis presents. Here he shared the stage with such celebrities as Karen Black, Ann-Margret, John Waters, John Cameron Mitchell, Patty McCormack, Edie Adams, Carol Lynley, Linda Blair, Barbara Eden, Stella Stevens, and others.

For more information please contact hostess2@earthlink.net.”

Thanks to Jaina Bee for letting me know about this event!

Working for the Mouse
a one-person show with Trevor Allen
Monday-Tuesday, September 22-23, 8:00PM
Impact Theatre at La Val's Subterranean, 1834 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, 510-224-5744
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

“Special two-night-only event!

Trevor Allen has delighted audiences and critics alike with his riotously sordid memoir of playing a costumed character at Disneyland. Now Trevor brings Working for the Mouse back to Impact for a very special two-night-only event. Effortlessly shifting between several characters, Trevor weaves a unique coming-of-age tale that reveals just what goes on at The Happiest Place on Earth: sex, drugs, kicks to the crotch, and a social hierarchy among characters in which the lowest people are actually forbidden to speak. A hilarious and moving paean of innocence lost, with a bravura performance by Trevor Allen that is not to be missed.”

Berkeley Morris Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 7:30PM - final week
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!

Tea and Chanting Sangha
Tuesday, September 23, 8:00PM, and the fourth Tuesday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$5 suggested donation

“As we enter our fourth year of our journey together, our group is ready to deepen into a unique aspect of Tibetan Buddhist practice.

Over the course of the year we are progressively learning a Tibetan ritual designed to awaken and purify all of creation in the many directions, to confer blessings of relief and happiness upon all beings throughout all space and time, and to magnify our sangha's collective aspiration toward the enlightened liberation of all beings.  
Open to beginners as well as current sangha members.

See the website for details about our online Sangha

If you are interested, contact her by email at: rabbit@sacredwell.com to get all the important details.”

Support Urban Gardening And Open Space In The Santa Clara Valley
Wednesday, September 24, 6:00-7:30PM
Veggielution Farm, 647 S King Road, San Jose
Free, please RSVP

“Join Veggielution and SPUR at Veggielution Community Farm for a tour of the Farm and a discussion of how urban farms and gardens and urban-edge agriculture are important for healthy families and contribute to the sustainability of our communities.

The evening will start off with a hay wagon ride and an introduction to the farm by one of their founders. We will have a brief panel including representatives of Veggielution and SPUR to learn about ways you can support the growing local food and urban gardening movement.

A representative of Friends of Santa Clara Valley Open Space will describe the upcoming Measure Q Open Space initiative, which will support community farming and gardening efforts within San Jose, in addition to other open space initiatives.

6:00-6:25PM: Haywagon rides
6:30-7:00PM: Brief Panel
7:00-7:20PM: Measure Q - Friends of Santa Clara Valley Open Space
7:20-7:30PM: Call to Action and Wrap-up

The event is free, and light refreshments will be included.”

The Healing Power of Medicinal Mushrooms
with Atava Garcia Swiecicki
Wednesday, September 24, 7:00-8:30PM
Homestead Apothecary, 486 49th Street,  #C, Oakland, 510-495-6549

“Medicinal mushrooms are powerful allies for both maintaining health and working with serious illnesses such as cancer. In this workshop we will learn about some of our fungal allies including Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, Turkey Tails, and Oyster mushrooms. We'll taste mushrooms, share recipes, and learn how to incorporate mushroom medicine into our lives.

Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG) has been studying and practicing healing arts for over 20 years and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a graduate degree from Naropa University Oakland. Atava is also certified in both Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu, and is a clinical herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Atava’s teaching and healing work is a unique and powerful combination of herbal medicine, curanderismo, dream work, energetic bodywork and ancestral healing. She runs a small herbal product company, Ancestral Apothecary, that specializes in hand-crafted herbal remedies and potions. She also is opening a school and healing center dedicated to herbal, folk and indigenous medicine in the Oakland area.”

Dream Yoga
a four month series with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Wednesday, September 24, 7:30-9:00PM,
and three more Wednesdays, October 1, October 29, and November 5
Sacred Stream Center, 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley

“It is said that the practice of dream yoga deepens awareness during all our experience: the dreams of the night; the dream-like experience of the day; and the bardo experiences after death. Indeed, the practice of dream yoga is a powerful tool of awakening, used for hundreds of years by the great masters of Tibet. Unlike the Western psychological approach to dreams, the ultimate goal of Tibetan dream yoga is the recognition of the nature of mind, or enlightenment itself. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will discuss these profound and ancient teachings in this series of four Wednesday evening talks at the Sacred Stream Center.

September 24: Introduction to Dream Yoga
October 1: Lucid Dreaming
October 29: Principal Practices of Dream Yoga
November 5: Overcoming Obstacles to Dream Yoga

This lecture series benefits the Tibetan Children's School and the Tibetan Association of Northern California. Free for Tibetans - Please mention TANC at the door.”

Have an Indomitably Resilient, Heartily Healing Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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