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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Sauerkrauts & Beer!
Mar
31
Apr 2

Sauerkrauts & Beer!

  • Groundswell Institute & Community

It’s Get Cultured, and after a full day of food fermentation workshops and tasty treats, you’re ready to soak and unwind in the hot tub. Then it’ll be time to put on a look and get ready for some performances under the stars. The campfire will be crackling and warm, inviting you down to the amphitheater for some queer artistry. Tomorrow, you’ll go for a hike between classes, exploring the forests by the creek. By the end of the weekend you’ll feel truly nourished, body, mind, and spirit.

Transgender Day of Visibility
Mar
31
12:01 am00:01

Transgender Day of Visibility

  • Worldwide

Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day to be empowered and get the recognition we deserve!

The Acorn Gathering
Mar
28
Apr 2

The Acorn Gathering

  • RSVP for address

The vision of The Acorn Gathering is to create a safe and sacred space for people to learn about earth-based skills. It is our hope and prayer that through our time together and the teachings that are offered we will all come away with a deeper understanding  and respect for ourselves and the Earth.

A Devotional for Kuan Yin
Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

A Devotional for Kuan Yin

  • BFUU Main Hall

In honor of her birthday, celebrated on March 16 this year, we will talk about Kuan Yin's history and deeds and open ourselves to her compassionate love.  She is the Goddess of Mercy, whose love extends to all. As a deity who transformed from male to female, I think she also has a special place in her heart for trans-folk.

Pickles And Preserves Workshop
Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Pickles And Preserves Workshop

  • Niles Pie Company

Spend the afternoon with Aaron Dinwoodie of Feral Heart Farm learning to make preserves and pickles with local organic produce. You'll learn about lacto ferments, making a kraut or two, a refrigerator pickle, and some hot water bath canning. Aaron has been preserving the produce they grow here locally in Sunol for twelve years, and has a talent for sharing that connection between soil and plate. Come join us and learn preserve local, organic beets, carrots, radishes, turnips and veggies of all kinds, in all sorts of ways.

SWAN Day: Support Women Artists Now
Mar
25
12:01 am00:01

SWAN Day: Support Women Artists Now

  • Worldwide

SWAN Day/Support Women Artists Now Day is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Be a part of SWAN Day by creating or participating in a local event or online activity that celebrates women artists!

Ashkenaz Cultural Treasures Gala
Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

Ashkenaz Cultural Treasures Gala

  • Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

Ashkenaz celebrates its 44th anniversary with a one-night festival of world music, our first Cultural Treasures gala, honoring six of our favorite and most dedicated Bay Area-based world artists who call the Ashkenaz stage their home: Nigerian bandleader Babá Ken Okulolo, members of the Caribbean Allstars, Balkan dance band Édessa, the dancers of Katherine Kunhiraman’s company Kalanjali: Dances of India, blues and Cajun fiddler-singer Suzy Thompson & Friends, and international dancer-choreographer Yaelisa with Caminos Flamencos.

Community Seed Spring Equinox Picnic
Mar
18
12:00 pm12:00

Community Seed Spring Equinox Picnic

  • George Washington Grove, DeLaveaga Park

Let’s all get together and have an old-fashioned picnic. In the Redwoods.
Let’s celebrate the Spring Equinox on March 18th.
Let’s come together in Fellowship and good cheer and (play some bocce ball) and enjoy ourselves and our amazing Community, have a lovely little ritual, And eat lots of food.

Saint Patrick's Day Shepherd's Pie Dinner
Mar
17
5:00 pm17:00

Saint Patrick's Day Shepherd's Pie Dinner

  • Niles Pie Company

A traditional Lamb Shepherd's Pie or our Vegetarian version (that will not make you miss the meat. As a carnivore, I love this one), with a big beautiful early Spring salad. Our Irish Soda Bread on the side, and a fabulous Emerald Isle inspired dessert tbd. I imagine it will involve Irish Cream or whiskey and chocolate.

Vernal Equinox Healing Waters Weekend
Mar
17
Mar 19

Vernal Equinox Healing Waters Weekend

  • Groundswell Institute & Community

Across the globe, hot spring water has been considered healing by innumerable cultures and before history began. Groundswell invites you to come and soak in our own hot spring water. No, we don’t have hot springs on the land, but our new commercial spa does a great job of heating our cold spring water to where your muscles unknot and your whole being relaxes. In between soaks, meet some new friends or a new lover, go for hikes in the redwoods, meet the animals on our farm, and dine on dishes both delicious and nutritious.

Celebrate Spring Equinox & The Muses
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Celebrate Spring Equinox & The Muses

  • private home

For this ritual please bring a spring colored candle for the altar, any representations of Spring.  We will also be sharing any gifts you have of the Muses.  If you’re a writer bring some of your writing, a dancer ~ bring some music and share a dance.  Are you a singer/musician ~ bring a song.  Do you do crafts ~ bring something to show us.  Anything that is inspired by any of the muses.