Witches' Tea Party!
May
28
3:00 pm15:00

Witches' Tea Party!

  • Palo Alto Cafe

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.

Celebrate Hindu Goddess Parvati
May
30
7:30 pm19:30

Celebrate Hindu Goddess Parvati

  • private home

Parvati is referred to as the mother of the Universe as most of the Goddess are a reincarnation of Her power (Shakti).  She is known to eliminate the sufferings of Her believers.  Goddess Parvati has 108 names and there is a symbolic meaning associated with each one of them.  We will celebrate Her many forms and learn more about Her.

Summer of Love 50th Anniversary: Wake The Dead
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Summer of Love 50th Anniversary: Wake The Dead

  • First Congregational Church

Blending Celtic traditional music with the songs of the Grateful Dead, Wake The Dead - the World's Only Celtic All-Star Summer of Love Party Band - is bringing its unique brand of musical alchemy in an alluring performance that must be shared. Tune-in. Be-in. Wear a flower in your hair. Love. Peace. Understanding. See you Thursday night as we start the Summer in a true celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.

Solaris
Jun
15
Jun 18

Solaris

  • Earth Matters Retreat Center

Hello Nature Lovers. Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 15th-18th, 2017 and get the days off work now: Solaris is back for another long, leisurely weekend of Deep Play and Spiritual Joy.

Solaris is a 4 day, 3 night camping festival in the forested mountains of Ben Lomond. There are playshops each day and rituals each night. The small size and inclusive nature of the activities leads to a wonderful sense of Tribal affinity.


Restorative Yoga Ritual
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Restorative Yoga Ritual

  • Leela Yoga Studio

Please join CAYA Priestess Ravensong Phoenixfire in a restorative yoga journey through the Elements.  Participants will be propped in poses designed to relax, restore, and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit; there will be guided meditation with sound as we journey through the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Spirit, and Divine Consciousness.  

Bayard Rustin Bootcamp for Community Organizing
May
12
May 14

Bayard Rustin Bootcamp for Community Organizing

  • Groundswell Institute & Community

There is no denying it: these are scary times. Undocumented immigrants fear being torn from their homes and deported; transgender people fear increased violence and the loss of rights gained in recent years; people of color fear an increasingly militarized police force that disproportionately commits violence against their communities. In order for our collective power to conquer the sources of our fear, we need an intersectional movement that works nonviolently towards justice for all. And, that’s where us angelic troublemakers come in.

Carnevale Fantastico!
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Carnevale Fantastico!

  • Blue Rock Springs Park

Carnevale Fantastico! Join us for a weekend of merriment set in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy. Sample a collection of regional wines and traditional beverages, savor a variety of Italian cuisine and laugh along with the classic comedy of Commedia dell Arte. Interact with historical characters showcasing the spectacular fashions of the Italian Renaissance. Enjoy traditional music and dance and dazzling displays of swordsmanship. Shop handcrafted wares and witness live demonstrations by the artisans. Immerse yourself in the culture and revel in the pageantry of one of the most beautiful settings in history, Renaissance Italy.

Carnevale Fantastico!
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Carnevale Fantastico!

  • Blue Rock Springs Park

Carnevale Fantastico! Join us for a weekend of merriment set in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy. Sample a collection of regional wines and traditional beverages, savor a variety of Italian cuisine and laugh along with the classic comedy of Commedia dell Arte. Interact with historical characters showcasing the spectacular fashions of the Italian Renaissance. Enjoy traditional music and dance and dazzling displays of swordsmanship. Shop handcrafted wares and witness live demonstrations by the artisans. Immerse yourself in the culture and revel in the pageantry of one of the most beautiful settings in history, Renaissance Italy.

World Labyrinth Day
May
6
12:01 am00:01

World Labyrinth Day

  • Worldwide

World Labyrinth Day is a day that brings people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol, a tool, a passion or a practice.

Oshun Party
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Oshun Party

  • The Sacred Well

One of our most lively, fun, and sacred events of the Spring! Each year in May, we offer a public devotional celebration in honour of Oshun, the Orisha of sweet waters, love, beauty, and wealth who offers us so many blessings: fresh water to drink, the beauty of the natural world, the blood in our veins. Worshipped around the world as “the sweetness that makes life worth living,” this annual event is a beautiful, elegant, and fun-filled celebration of Oshun with singing, dancing, drumming, storytelling, refreshments, fancy water, wine, champagne, and store specials on select items to help draw love, wealth, beauty, and healing.

The Buckeye Gathering
Apr
30
May 6

The Buckeye Gathering

  • Lake Concow Campground

We began the Buckeye Gathering in Northern California because… it’s about time. There is a rare density here of talented instructors, students with that eager glint in their eye, and intertwining movements, so we gather this first spring to offer a week of practical classes on time-honored living skills. Seasonal harvests and celebrations are a hallmark of human culture; we offer an open invitation to folks from all corners to join us in making Buckeye an annual tradition for networking and inspiration. California, for its resources and diversity, also traces its historical roots as an area of trade and travel along the Pacific Rim, so it is no wonder that it still gathers us.

Community Seed Beltane Ritual
Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

Community Seed Beltane Ritual

  • 40 Thieves Picnic Area, DeLaveaga Park

On this holy-day, we awaken, acknowledge, and excite the Creator within each of us and turn those delicious energies toward a work of wondrous magick:
A Maypole dance for the empowerment of our blessings for ourselves, our communities, and the world.

Peer Counseling Skills for Ritualists & Warders
Apr
26
8:30 pm20:30

Peer Counseling Skills for Ritualists & Warders

  • private location or online via Zoom

This next cohort will be taught by a guest teacher, Marjorie Coffey. Marjorie will be sharing information and techniques to help ritualists and warders cope with various emotional issues that may arise before, during, and after a ritual, such as triggers and outbursts, to ensure the emotional, mental, and physical safety of all involved. This class will provide ritualists and warders with practical tools for holding space for folks in various levels of distress in ritual space.

John Muir Birthday - Earth Day Celebration
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

John Muir Birthday - Earth Day Celebration

  • John Muir National Historic Site

Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment. The Celebration will be held at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, which includes the 1882 Victorian home of the country's earliest and perhaps most influential advocate for nature - John Muir.

Battle Sail
Apr
16
2:00 pm14:00

Battle Sail

  • Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Passengers are invited to raise the sails, verbally taunt their opponents, and sing the chorus on a sea shanty.

Battle Sail
Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Battle Sail

  • Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Passengers are invited to raise the sails, verbally taunt their opponents, and sing the chorus on a sea shanty.

Introduction to Rocket Yoga
Apr
14
Apr 16

Introduction to Rocket Yoga

  • Groundswell Institute & Community

Yoga has been helping people lead healthier lives for more than 5,000 years. In addition to the more obvious effects of increased flexibility and muscle tone, it also improves respiration, cardiovascular health, and overall vitality. Groundswell Institute has created a weekend of clothing-optional yoga classes that will help people improve their access to these health benefits, whether they are yoga enthusiasts or brand new to the practice. Coupled with nature hikes and soaking in the new hot tub, you are sure to leave feeling renewed and ready for the world.

Adventure Sail aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

Adventure Sail aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain

  • Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our three-hour family-oriented Adventure Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Battle Sail
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Battle Sail

  • Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Passengers are invited to raise the sails, verbally taunt their opponents, and sing the chorus on a sea shanty.

Spring Open House at Labrys School
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Spring Open House at Labrys School

  • Labrys School of Self-Healing Arts for Women & Girls

Labrys School of Self-Healing Arts for Women & Girls is a nonprofit in Oakland that offers transformative educational and arts classes and community events. Labrys is open for Spring Class Enrollment now till April 20.

We at Labrys are looking forward to your blessings at our Spring Open House this Thursday, April 6, 6:30-9:00PM. See our space, meet your teachers for the diverse Spring classes, inquire and share ideas for how we can support your business, nonprofit, and community goals.

Battle Sail
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Battle Sail

  • Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Passengers are invited to raise the sails, verbally taunt their opponents, and sing the chorus on a sea shanty.

Going Deep Woo: Manifestation
Apr
2
1:30 pm13:30

Going Deep Woo: Manifestation

  • Homestead Apothecary - Laurel Shop

This class will give you step by step instruction on how to invite all of your parts to the table and set intentions that allow you to successful manifest. We’ll talk about effective tips and tools for your alter, intention setting, and uncovering blocks to clarify your goals. Bring pen and paper for this lively class!

Adventure Sail aboard the Lady Washington
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Adventure Sail aboard the Lady Washington

  • Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our three-hour family-oriented Adventure Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Battle Sail
Apr
1
2:00 pm14:00

Battle Sail

  • board at Jack London Square

Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington State, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain, visit Jack London Square and offer family-oriented Adventure and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling.

Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Passengers are invited to raise the sails, verbally taunt their opponents, and sing the chorus on a sea shanty.

Occidental Fools’ Day Parade
Apr
1
12:00 pm12:00

Occidental Fools’ Day Parade

  • parade starts at Occidental Community Center

Rain or shine, a flock of Fools will cavort through the sleepy town of Occidental on Saturday April 1, 2017 as the annual Fools’ Day Parade returns for the 12th year. From noon on, madcap folk will be seen gathering at the Community Center (corner of Bohemian Highway and Graton Road). Then, at 1:00PM in foolish formation they will frolic through town and down Bohemian Highway to end up in the parking circle that fronts the Occidental Center for the Arts, the sponsoring organization for this moment of mayhem. Rides, refreshments, spontaneous entertainment and surprises will ensue. Local low power FM station KOWS (107.3 FM) will be on hand to broadcast the demented din.