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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering, Home of Truth Thanksgiving Potluck, The Dragon Play, East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet, History Mystery Tour, Jay Alexander's Mind Tricks Live, Vintage Invasion, Labyrinth, Beloved Strangers, Holiday Open Studio at Slow Burn Glass, Holiday Open House at Nordic House, Celebration of Craftswomen, Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show, Holiday Tree Walk, Jolly Juliana - An Original Melodrama and Holiday Vaudeville, The Totalitarians, Faulted, Celebrating 10 Years of Anubhuti, African Diaspora Bazaar and Craftsfair, The Explorers: A Shipwrecked Play, Holt Ceramics Fall Sale, Witches' Tea Party!, Oracular Seidh, Lake Merritt Pagans, World AIDS Day, Witches and the Ways of Wyrd, Earthing The Moon, Winter Fandango, Deepening Our Connection to Winter, NorCal Trans Partners, Family, and Friends Support Group, Lloyd Kahn: Shelter Slide Show, Woodland Egg Ornaments, Put the ‘Pause’ in Menopause: Wise Women Awakening Circle

Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering
Thursday, November 27, 4:45AM
Alcatraz - boat leaves from Pier 33, San Francisco

“Ohlone welcome; presenters on current and past Indigenous Peoples’ struggles to defend human rights, sovereignty, Treaties, sacred sites and traditional lands; Drummers, Aztec and Pomo dancers.

Please note that there are no regular Alcatraz tours offered on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014. All participants in the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering must return to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing on the last boat, which will depart Alcatraz Island at approximately 8:45AM.

This is a one day event. The ticket booth opens at 4:15AM on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and boats will depart Pier 33 every approximately 15 minutes from 4:45-6:00AM. The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes.

Purchase and print tickets on the web. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 415-981-7625 or from the Ticket Booth at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Tickets are $14 per person. Children under 5 years of age are free.

There is absolutely no sale of merchandise of any kind allowed on Alcatraz Island, at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, or on the sidewalk outside of Alcatraz Landing.”

Home of Truth Thanksgiving Potluck
Thursday, November 27, 11:00AM-3:30PM
Home of Truth, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda
Free, please bring a dish to share
Please RSVP to Barbara Snethen at 510-521-6654 or barbara dot snethen at gmail dot com

“The Home of Truth Thanksgiving Potluck!

Gratitude Circle 11:00AM-12:00PM, led by Rev. Carol A. Hanson

Thanksgiving Meal 12:30-3:30PM”

The Dragon Play
by Jenny Connell Davis
Thursday-Sunday, November 27-30,
Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM,
playing through December 14, No performances Thanksgiving weekend
Impact Theatre at La Val's Subterranean, 1834 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, 510-224-5744
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

“In the frozen north a woman and her husband, weathering the challenges of their marriage, receive a mysterious visitor who threatens to upend their world. Decades before and thousands of miles away in the burning south, an 11-year-old boy and a 300-year-old - yet still relatively adolescent - dragon girl meet and fall in love. Far from fairy tales or airbrushed fantasies, these two achingly poignant stories alternate in a heart-rending dance of desire, longing, and commitment that spans time and geography. The intensity of the ways these characters yearn and fall for each other is like nothing audiences have witnessed on stage, and the staggering final revelation will stop your heart with its beauty.”

East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet
at The Mystic Dream
Friday, November 28, 7:00-8:30PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
donations accepted

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

History Mystery Tour
on board the USS Hornet
Friday, November 28, 7:00-10:00PM
USS Hornet Museum, 707 W Hornet Avenue, Pier 3, Alameda, 510-521-8448
must be age 12+
$35, must book in advance at the website below

“Is the USS Hornet really haunted? Come and see for yourself! Do you dare explore Hornet after hours?

Beat the crowds and receive a special tour of areas onboard Hornet that have not yet been opened to the public or have been reported to host unseen visitors:
Combat Information Center (CIC)
Message Center (Radio Central)
Mess Deck
Sidewinder Missile Assembly Room
Catapult Machinery Room
Sick Bay
Captain and Admiral’s In Port State Rooms
Flight Deck and Island
Focsle and Secondary Con

Upcoming dates:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015

The three-hour guided tour is 7:00-10:00PM.
Everybody must bring their own flashlight. Hornet does not supply individual lights.
Cameras are welcome, but must have a neck strap.
Tour participants must wear comfortable shoes. Heels and open-toed shoes are not allowed.

Tour participants must be in good physical health as there will be lots of walking and climbing.

Due to safety reasons, children 12 and under are not allowed on History Mystery Tours.
The USS Hornet reserves the right to cancel a tour if less than 8 people sign up. Tours may be rescheduled or a refund will be issued.”

Jay Alexander's Mind Tricks Live
Friday, November 28, 8:00PM
Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, 415-383-9600
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $35 reserved seating

“This show sells out so get your tickets early!  A fabulous show for your whole family...
A master magician and comic, Jay Alexander is one of the top society entertainers in the country. He has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and MTV and is a favorite on many morning shows.

Jay is the great grandson of the legendary vaudeville performer Gentleman Ben Darwin. As a child, Jay found a trunk in his grandparents attic filled with magic and escapes. His interest in magic took off from there. At the age of fourteen, Jay was honored to be the youngest recipient of the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. For over 25 years, Jay has lived his passion of creating unique live entertainment.”

Vintage Invasion
Friday, November 28, 8:00PM-Midnight and the fourth Friday of each month
The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 28, 10:30PM
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland, 510-658-7900

“Young Sarah is left home alone by her parents and she has to babysit her little brother Toby. But the baby keeps crying and Sarah, while telling him a story to make him sleep, inadvertently conjures from a fantasy world the Goblin King who steals the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah has to rescue him before midnight, or the baby will became a goblin...

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

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

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

Beloved Strangers
presented by Un-Scripted Theater
Friday-Saturday, November 28-29, 8:00PM,
playing through December 20,  no show on Thanksgiving
Un-Scripted Theater, 533 Sutter Street, Second Floor, San Francisco
Adults $20, Students and Seniors $10

“Beloved Strangers - As the weather grows chillier and the holidays approach, families get ready to travel from places near and far to spend time together. A lot of time together!

For better or worse, families share histories, destinies, and above all - stories. This winter, Un-Scripted Theater Company celebrates family with Beloved Strangers, a completely improvised three-act play featuring a new family, created on the spot, every night. Feeling overwhelmed by your own family this holiday season? Come spend an evening with ours instead.”

Holiday Open Studio at Slow Burn Glass
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30, 9:00AM-5:00PM,
and every Saturday-Sunday through December 21
Slow Burn Glass, 2690 Union Street, Oakland, 510-832-2007
Free admission, workshops $80

“Join us this holiday season at our Open Studio! We will be teaching a Make Your Own Ornament workshop where you blow your own sparkling glass orb ornament, and Build A Snowman workshop where you can sculpt a personable solid glass snowman. We hold our workshops during our studios Open House, where you can shop and support local glass artists and pick up beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.”

Holiday Open House at Nordic House
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30,
Friday-Saturday 9:00-5:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Nordic House, 2709 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, 800-854-6435

“Please join us for our Open House!

We will be serving Aebleskivers, Glogg, and traditional Scandinavian Food, all while listening to Christmas Carols… Enjoy!”

Celebration of Craftswomen
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, Buchanan Avenue and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
$9 adults, $7 students and seniors, children under 12 free
http://www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org (site plays video automatically)

“This event has become one of San Francisco’s top holiday attractions. But it has also remained true to its primary mission: addressing the lack of visibility and opportunities for women artists. To that end, along with judging for quality, the juries aim to provide opportunities to the emerging artists as well as women of color, older women, lesbian and bisexual women, and immigrant women.

Since its inception, the Celebrations of Craftswomen has been a benefit for The Women’s Building, a multi-cultural community center where women and girls achieve self-sufficiency and pursue their dreams. Funds raised through the raffle, admission fees, and booth fees go to the organizations many programs, including free bilingual Spanish/English information and referral service, educational support for low-income adults, financial counseling, and community events that promote arts, culture, and discussion. The Women’s Building also houses ten diverse community groups and have helped launch more than 160 women’s programs and initiatives in San Francisco. The Women's Building is the first women-owned community center in the U.S.”

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30,
Friday and Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose
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

“Black Friday shoppers looking for those unique gifts have the chance to forgo the big box stores and support independent artists and craftspeople by visiting the San Jose Harvest Festival, happening November 28-30 at the San Jose Convention Center. Adding to the entertainment this year is crowd favorite Tom Rigney and Flambeau and Sister Swing. There will also be the lovable strolling performers like Mama Claus and Eddie the Elf and Fables of the West, plus Le Jazz Hot who you’ll see in the aisles serenading shoppers. And of course there will be the yearly appearance of the Bay Area Showcase - Sweet Adelines on Saturday afternoon.”

Holiday Tree Walk
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30, 11:00AM-7:00PM
and each weekend through December 14
Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, 831-335-4484
see website for schedule admission details

“Get in the holiday spirit by bringing family and friends to ride Roaring Camp’s daytime steam train to Bear Mountain.  At the summit, guests may sip hot cider and delight in viewing a tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees.  Trees are provided by Patchen California Christmas Tree Farm, Los Gatos.

To add to the festive spirit and bring hope to families in need, visitors may bring a new and unwrapped toy to Roaring Camp’s depot to benefit Santa Cruz County’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Toys collected will be distributed to children who otherwise would have less. For each donated toy, Roaring Camp will deduct $2 per train ticket, whether purchased online or in person. Guests are requested to avoid donating toys of aggression or unpacked stuffed animals.”

Jolly Juliana - An Original Melodrama and Holiday Vaudeville
presented by 6th Street Playhouse
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30,
Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM
playing through December 21
G.K. Hardt Theatre, 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, 707-523-4185
see website for ticket details

“A delightful, heart-warming, extravaganza commemorating the roots of American theatre; sing-a-long, hiss, boo and cheer for a villain, hero and heroine. A merry company of players will bring you a menagerie of entertainment sure to be a highlight of your holiday season.”

The Totalitarians
A National New Play Network World Premiere by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30,
Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00PM, Sunday 5:00PM,
playing through December 14
Z Below, downstairs at Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco
see website for ticket details

“Z Space is thrilled to present the first play commissioned for us by our in-house playwright, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.

We might be on the brink of revolution in Nebraska. Penny, a compulsive and compulsively watchable candidate for state office, enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued operative. Francine's husband Jeffrey, a doctor, is lying to his dying patients - one of whom opens his eyes to Penny's nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State. The Totalitarians is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships and how easy it is to believe truths without facts.”

presented by foolsFURY
Friday-Sunday, November 28-30,
Friday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM,
playing through December 6
Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco

“Join foolsFURY at The Thick House in San Francisco for the world premiere of Angela Santillo's original play Faulted. Directed by Evren Odcikin, Faulted is an ode to California in all its mysterious, tectonic plate shifting contradictions. Epic and roman, vegan and carnivore, West Side and the Central Valley combine under the signs of the next Big One, looming just under the horizon.

The mighty San Andreas Fault has woken up and set his eyes on Los Angeles, home to an earth empath named Aurora. Sitting in her trailer, Aurora can hear and sometimes see seismic activity before it registers on the finely tuned scientific instruments at nearby Caltech. Mitch, a graduate student at Caltech's Seismological Laboratory, has been sent to collect data about Aurora. Their meeting turns out to be much more than a collision between worlds of science and New Age belief. Attended by a chorus of godlike figures embodying California's fault lines, Aurora must convince Mitch to trust her predictions before it's too late.”

Celebrating 10 Years of Anubhuti
Saturday, November 29, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center, 820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato

“The Power of One: One Global Family

Join us in celebrating Anubhuti Retreat Center's 10th Anniversary for fun, food, dance, music, exhibits, multimedia presentations, and meditation.

Honored guest speaker is senior Raj Yogini Sister Mohini, President of Brahma Kumaris USA, and regional coordinator of North and South America, and the Caribbean.

Please carpool if possible, and dress warmly.”

African Diaspora Bazaar and Craftsfair
Hosted by Aishah Boone and Birame Thiandoum
Saturday, November 29, 10:00AM-10:00PM
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland
Free admission

“Come out for the 2nd Bazaar and Craftsfair celebrating the people, culture, food and knowledge of the African Diaspora. They'll be vendors, speakers, performances, visual arts, food and more.”

The Explorers: A Shipwrecked Play
Saturday-Sunday, November 29-30,
Saturday 10:00-11:30AM, Sunday 2:00-3:30PM
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, 415-339-3900
included with museum admission

“This is no ordinary play! Every performance will be completely unique based on input from the audience. Get ready to be Shipwrecked and work together to find your missing shipmates. There will be costumes, props, music and more! Who can tell where our adventures will land us?”

Holt Ceramics Fall Sale
Saturday-Sunday, November 29-30, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Gary Holt Pottery Studio, 1449 Fifth Street, Berkeley, 510-527-4183
Free admission

“Annual Holt Ceramics Fall Sale
New work, good food and great prices on seconds.  Don't miss it!!

I've been a studio potter in Berkeley, California for over 30 years. An early and strong interest in Asian ceramics has combined over the years with an equally strong interest in abstract painting, and gradually I've evolved a way of working that includes elements of both. You'll probably see evidence of this progression as you look at the past and present examples of my work on this site, particularly in the pieces done with water-soluble metal salts.”

Witches' Tea Party!
with The San Jose Pagan and Magick Meetup Group
Sunday, November 30, 3:00-6:00PM
Palo Alto Cafe, 2675 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

“Let's get together for another Witches' Tea Party!  The previous ones were great fun, so we're doing it again.

Witches, Pagans, Magicians, Asatruarfolk, all ye fine and fun folk, wend your way to this nice little coffeehouse in Midtown Palo Alto.  They have an assortment of tasty teas and coffees, plus yummy sandwiches and plenty of pastries.

We'll take a little breather and enjoy the company of our fellow walkers of the path of the independent spirit.  Relax in the company of those who won't think you're weird for talking with the land-wights or listening to the voice of the Goddess on the breeze!

Feel free to wear your Witchy finery or fancy-wear (but keep'em street-legal, please)!
$1 contribution toward this website requested (not required).”

Oracular Seidh
with Seidhjallr
presented by Fellowship of the Spiral Path
Sunday, November 30, 5:00PM
BFUU Main Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Donations accepted to pay for the space

“Now, as in the ancient North, seers and seeresses find answers to the pressing questions of folk in their communities.

Seidhjallr, the working seidhr group associated with Hrafnar, will be performing this rite at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU), located at 1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley. This practice comes from the heathen (Germanic pagan) tradition, but all are welcome.

Questions appropriate to an oracular seidh presentation are any that one might consider appropriate to address to a tarot, rune, or other reader, as well as many questions that work best in the more open, oracular format, including contact with ancestors and gods.

Doors for the event will open at 7:00PM, with the ritual expected to start at 7:30PM. Once the ritual begins, the doors will be locked; please be prompt. While there is no admission fee, we will be taking a collection (suggested donation $5) to help defray expenses, especially hall rental.”

Lake Merritt Pagans
Sunday, November 30, 6:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355

“A group for Pagans of all stripes who live near Lake Merritt to socialize and touch base about life on the lake in all its aspects, practical and spiritual.

Activities may include: full moon lake walks, altar building, volunteering at the city's regular lake clean-ups, and other good ideas you bring!”

World AIDS Day
Monday, December 1
check the website below to find local events

“World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for you to learn the facts about HIV and put your knowledge into action. If you understand how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented, and the reality of living with HIV today - you can use this knowledge to take care of your own health and the health of others, and ensure you treat everyone living with HIV fairly, and with respect and understanding.  

You can also show your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness.

World AIDS Day is also a great opportunity to raise money and show your support for people living with HIV.”

Witches and the Ways of Wyrd
an online course with Max Dashu
September 2014-May 2015
$31 per single month, $25 month is prepaid three months at a time

“My new online course, Witches and the Ways of Wyrd, begins on September 1. We'll be looking at: Wyrd's Webs. The Craeft of Wycces. Names of the Witch. Runes. Crones. The Witch Holda and Her Retinue. Witch Burnings. Voluspa: the Witch's Prophecy.

We'll discuss advance readings from my forthcoming Secret History of the Witches, and I'll offer some all-new visual webcasts, as well as live discussions via teleconference.

Register here. You can go month by month ($31) or get a discount by prepaying three or more months at a time ($25 per month).

The course runs from September 1 to May 1 (with a hiatus from late October to late November, when I'll be doing another Australian tour - more details on that in a month). In the 2015 section, we'll also go into the Irish Goddess and Brigid / Padraic chapters which got omitted in the last round (part III of this ongoing course).

This is one more step toward publication of Secret History of the Witches, and helps to fund its completion. I hope it will be a sourcebook for recovery of these spiritual legacies, an aid in reweaving the the ripped webs of culture.”

Thanks to Ximena for letting me know about this event!

Earthing The Moon
Reclaiming the Inner Gateway of Feminine Potency, Creativity,
Sexuality, and Spirituality
Led by Jewels Wingfield of Living Love
Free Introductory Seminar leading up to a five-week TreeSisters on-line course for women
Monday, December 1, 11:00AM-12:30PM
online, see website for details

“There are teachings that are the birthright of every woman alive. Teachings that can reveal us to ourselves - that can replace ignorance with reverence, shame with self respect, and pain with healing - teachings that can guide us into relationship with our bodies and wombs as the most profound spiritual teachers that we could ever know or need.

Radical? Yes. Gloriously radical - life changing and fundamentally feminine. Inside us we house a gateway to creation that is also a path back to ourselves.

Our moon cycle is a flow that turns with the tides and plugs us into the mainframe of nature in ways that can redefine our experience and roles as women - a flow that can hand us the keys to more vibrant relationships with our health, creativity, sexuality, and spirituality if only we will recognize it, say yes to it, reclaim it and then fully embody it.

Earthing the Moon is a one of a kind, experiential journey of self discovery that will be utterly unique to you. This first collaboration between TreeSisters and Jewels Wingfield offers you five weeks of deepening and discovery through the wisdom and expression of your own body.
Online and on the phone - participate from your own home.
On Monday, December 1, please join us for a free introductory tele-seminar introducing this teaching

From Tuesday, January 13-Tuesday, February 10, we join together weekly to embody and move through five cycles of discovery  as we reintroduce ourselves to the sacred gateways of the womb.

Each session is recorded and available immediately so you can participate from anywhere in the world at a time that works best for you.

Earthing the Moon: Free Introductory Seminar - What can I expect?
Meet Clare (TreeSisters) as she interviews Jewels (Living Love) about the transformational capacity of this teaching and the impact on both their lives as a result

Hear why we’ve created this course the way we have - with a focus on embodied experience, subtle listening and togetherness.

Drop into short taster experiences to understand how your body can more fully share it’s wisdom with you and how this relates to the course.

Uncover how your feminine nature is encoded with the seasons and how each season provides a gateway to yourself as a whole woman.

Discover how our hosting this course at the darkest part of the year is core to your potential and potency.

Learn why these wisdoms are foundational to TreeSisters and our long term vision

Ask the questions that could help clarify your participation in the journey.”

Winter Fandango
with Friends of the Petaluma River
Monday, December 1, 5:30-8:30PM
Lagunitas Brewery, 1280 N McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma

“Join Friends of the Petaluma River on Monday, December 1, for A Winter Fandango, celebrating the wonders of the Petaluma Watershed with the Easy Leaves Duo, Gerard's Paella and Lagunitas Brewery.

Friends of the Petaluma River has had an incredible year, removing thousands of pounds of trash and debris out of our Watershed; bringing our Watershed Classroom program to over 1500 Petaluma students this school year; introducing youth to the River through our Green Heron Nature Camp; launching our boat building program; and making several renovations at the David Yearsley River Heritage Center.

Now is your chance to celebrate the richness the Petaluma River brings to our community! Help us keep our programs and community events going by purchasing your ticket to the Winter Fandango today. We have put together an amazing auction with wine, adventures, art and products from our local craftsman to help benefit our community programming. Get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting Friends!”

Deepening Our Connection to Winter
with Madelene McCann of Full Moon Folk Medicine
Monday, December 1, 6:00PM
West County Herb Company, 3641 Main Street, Occidental, 707-874-9567

“Madelene McCann is an herbal practitioner, farmer and founder of Full Moon Folk Medicine. Her connection and fascination with plants started at a young age as she learned from her mother the native and medicinal uses of plants. Madelene's personal study of plants and mentoring from herbal teachers and elders has lead her on a path of teaching and practicing herbal medicine. She is inspired by the songs of the plants, rhythms of the seasons, and magic of the soil. With her love of teaching and farming she hopes to inspire the reclamation of our own ability to heal.

Please join us for an evening of learning and deepening our connection to Winter. Explore the inner and outer transitions that go along with this season and the herbs that can support us. We will be utilizing eastern and western herbalism to understand the emotions, organs, colors, elements, and taste that go along with this beautiful season.”

NorCal Trans Partners, Family, and Friends Support Group
Monday, December 1, 7:30-9:00PM, and the first Monday of each month
Billy DeFrank LGBT Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose, 408-293-3040

“Having a family member, child, spouse, partner, or other loved one go through transition can be difficult and comes with a unique set of challenges that most folks don't really comprehend. Come join the Northern California Trans Partners and Family support group at the DeFrank Center the first Monday of each month from 7:30-9:00PM.

To communicate between meetings, we also have a Facebook page and a Yahoo mailing list.”

Lloyd Kahn: Shelter Slide Show
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00-9:00PM
Gravel and Gold, 3266 21st Street San Francisco, 415-552-0112
Free, please RSVP to tomra@gravelandgold.com or 415-552-0112

“We are very pleased to announce that Lloyd Kahn  will be joining us for a second Shelter Slide Show! He’ll be sharing his most recent discoveries, interests and works and will talk about his most recent publication Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water, a follow up to his previous book Tiny Homes.

Lloyd Kahn is the editor of Shelter Publications and the author of Shelter, Homework,  Builders of the Pacific Coast, Tiny Homes and Tiny Homes on the move: Wheels and Water. He is a builder and an avid blogger!”

Woodland Egg Ornaments
with Tiffanie Turner
Wednesday, December 3, 6:00-9:00PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$70, limit 20 students

“Using blown-out chicken eggs and gorgeous Italian floral crepe paper, Tiffanie will guide you through the process of making beautiful and memorable woodland ornaments resembling acorns and pine cones. You will make and acorn ornament that you can give as a gift (or keep for yourself), in a style that can be replicated throughout the year by just changing the color palette, and also learn tips and get started on creating an egg and crepe paper pine cone. You will be given materials to finish your pine cone at home if you cannot finish it in class. Both the acorn and the pine cone are wonderful, wintery specimens!

Tiffanie Turner is an architect, artist and performer who began working passionately in paper last year. Since then, her work has appeared on numerous art and lifestyle blogs, the San Francisco Chronicle, One Kings Lane, and in her recent San Francisco solo gallery show entitled HEADS. Tiffanie has taught classes for Martha Stewart Living and online for creativeLIVE, and currently teaches workshops in several different paper techniques around the Bay Area and beyond under the moniker papel SF.”

Put the ‘Pause’ in Menopause: Wise Women Awakening Circle     
with Eoanna Passidakis
Saturday, December 6, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
Free, please RSVP by December 1 to 707-799-8903 or wisewomenawakening@gmail.com http://www.juliestea.com

“Midlife is an Invitation to Re-invent one's self. Explore how to navigate with more energy and grace. Uncover hidden gifts and awaken your Inner Wise Woman.

Embracing the symptoms as messengers helps us to reclaim the gift in this journey.

Come learn tips and treasures to take home, as well as be supported in a circle of sisters!

Julie will also be sharing about her specialty blends for women's health and vitality.

Eoanna is a Soul Centered Life Transformation Coach, Mentor and speaker. She supports her clients Makeover their Martyr, Overcome Obstacles, Calm Chaos, and awaken their inner Wise Woman so they can start living and giving to themselves after years of putting others first.

She draws from a rich background in the healing arts, weaving together intuitive healing, transformational bodywork, hypnosis, yoga and meditation as well as her 30 years in personal growth and spirituality.”

Have a Deeply Beloved, Thankfully Celebratory Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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