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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday Night Vegetarian Dinner
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Night Vegetarian Dinner

  • Niles Pie Company

Join us for a casual and delicious Spring Vegetarian Supper!

Sometimes we feel like we aren't sharing the love enough with our Vegetarian folks. So we're going to focus this dinner on them. And, you know if you are of a more meaty type, you will not miss the carne in this delicious menu!

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.

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.


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.

Brigid Rite
Feb
26
5:00 pm17:00

Brigid Rite

  • BFUU Main Hall

This is the celebration of Brigid, Irish Goddess of Poetry, Smithcraft, Inspiration and Healing will be the first in the ritual season of the Maiden. Experience the power of Brigid as we invoke Her and pledge to ourselves and those around us the good changes we will bring into our lives by our actions. The fertility of spring reminds us that we make what comes forth come to us, and we are made to come to the Earth to allow this cycle to be complete. In this ritual, we are blessed by water drawn from Chalice Well.

Chai and Spice Workshop
Feb
19
3:00 pm15:00

Chai and Spice Workshop

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Come warm up in the Garden's Tropical House surrounded by plants that provide the spicy ingredients for chai. Deepa Natarajan will lead you on a journey through spice history and and teach you recipes for making masala chai. Take home a spice blend and sip lots of chai along the way!

PantheaCon 2017
Feb
17
Feb 20

PantheaCon 2017

  • Doubletree Hotel

Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual, and magical groups in education and celebration. As usual, we fill the whole hotel with over 14 function rooms for workshops, rituals, and presentations, including 4 ballrooms for Vendors along with open house parties.

Watch this space for a list of CAYA and CAYA-related events at PantheaCon!

 

A Botanical Valentine's Day Tea - Session Two
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

A Botanical Valentine's Day Tea - Session Two

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine's Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

A Botanical Valentine's Day Tea - Session One
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

A Botanical Valentine's Day Tea - Session One

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine's Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

Doing An Annual Dream Review
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Doing An Annual Dream Review

  • The Dream Institute of Northern California

What are the common themes in your dreams? The regular cast of characters? There is a storyline in our dreams that can be discovered via an annual dream review. This workshop will cover various methods you can use: titling dreams, finding recurring places, actions, and images; distilling long dreams into poetic form. We will also cover how to do symbol research with archetypal material. One hour of this program will be a presentation and discussion; the rest will be open time so you can try out these methods and find which suit your dreaming style.

An Introduction to Seed Propagation
Feb
10
10:00 am10:00

An Introduction to Seed Propagation

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Come learn about seed basics, seed treatment, sowing, and aftercare. After an overview of seed propagation of the Garden Collection, Susan Malisch, Garden Propagator, will share general information and tips for starting your own successful seedlings at home. The workshop includes a hands-on seed activity.

Sacramento Museum Day
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Sacramento Museum Day

  • several museums

To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, 26 participating local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10:00AM-5:00PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017 for the 19th annual Museum Day event.

Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature, and Consciousness
Feb
3
6:00 pm18:00

Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature, and Consciousness

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

This presentation will take us on an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes of history and illustrate their interrelationship with art, nature and consciousness. UC Berkeley Professor Chip Sullivan will discuss his lifelong commitment to drawing, garden history, and environmental awareness, and through the medium of the sequential narrative, he will share with the audience tools that will help us envision the metaphysics of landscape to create positive environmental change.

Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery
Jan
30
6:00 pm18:00

Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery by Anna Laurent. This large-format book features educational botanical wall charts, mostly authored in Europe in the mid 19th & early 20th centuries and implemented in classrooms & lectures. The book is organized by plant family and includes comparative analysis of the science and art of each chart, biographies of their illustrators & authors, and discussions of the taxonomy, biology, and social context of illustrated species. The work features original research from archives in Europe, and is the only collection of its kind.

Oracular Seidh
Jan
29
5:00 pm17:00

Oracular Seidh

  • BFUU Main Hall

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

Witches' Tea Party!
Jan
29
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.

Heal Your Finances
Jan
29
1:00 pm13:00

Heal Your Finances

  • Homestead Apothecary Laurel Shop

As we learn  to tend to our bodies and our spirits, we must also turn our healing gaze toward our means of survival and success in this world. Transforming our relationship to money is possible, and it is necessary. It will change our lives, and empower our families and communities. But figuring out how to heed this call into financial maturity can become overwhelming. In this session, we’ll break down the process and begin to own our ability to grow.

Becoming the Divine Human in a Crazy World
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Becoming the Divine Human in a Crazy World

  • Online

In this free call, learn how this inner tantric work can help you create spiritual wholeness and the ability to manifest feminine power and well-being - and get a taste of remarkable stories of actual miraculous conceptions happening today that are transforming our very understanding of what it means to be a soul in human form.