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!

 

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!

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.

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.


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.

Mortal: Film Screening
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Mortal: Film Screening

  • Sebastopol Grange

Lately there has been a paradigm shift, with the enormous baby boomer population deciding how they want to live the rest of their lives. Mortal is the first film that addresses this shift in how we view life and death. It celebrates the importance of end-of-life as much as the beginning of life. We need to make these conversations as mainstream as decisions regarding financial investing and retirement planning. Mortal does just that, by presenting stories that inspire people to engage in defining life choices and decisions that ultimately free us to live our best life fully and fearlessly.

Withstand With Wolves: Water Protectors Awareness Event
Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

Withstand With Wolves: Water Protectors Awareness Event

  • Sebastopol Grange

Water Protectors from Standing Rock in our Sonoma County and Bay Area community will share their accounts on the front lines and the camps. Suggested Donation $10- $20. To park at The Sebastopol Grange MUST CARPOOL.

Withstand With Wolves: Dedicated to informing and gathering wolf warriors around the world to resist injustices to our Mother Earth and unite the people who wish to protect her.

Seeds: From Helicopters to Hitchhikers
Jan
22
10:00 am10:00

Seeds: From Helicopters to Hitchhikers

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Get cozy in our Garden classroom as we explore the wondrous and diverse designs of seeds and their enclosures. Learn how plants make seeds and see an amazing array of seed pods and fruits that aid in their seed dispersal, from papery 'helicopter' wings to natural velcro for 'hitchhiking'. Amaze at their structures under microscopes and open some seeds to find the sleeping baby plant inside. Everyone will make a special seed project to take home.

Ascend into Your Deep Self
Jan
22
9:45 am09:45

Ascend into Your Deep Self

  • Temple of 1000 Arms

To assist us in the calisthenic of staying in higher awareness, Dove (aka Marguerite), will lead us through a journey to our Deeper Self, sometimes called the Higher Self. From that calm, clear, centered space, we’ll vision the essence of what we want to bring forth in the New Year.

Becoming the Divine Human in a Crazy World
Jan
21
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.

Women’s Marches in the Bay Area
Jan
21
12:01 am00:01

Women’s Marches in the Bay Area

  • see website for times and locations

Join women and allies across the country to stand for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all, on the day after the inauguration.  Marches in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Walnut Creek will join the national Women’s March in Washington DC on Saturday, January 21st.  The call to the national Women’s March describes its purpose as to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

Gallery Talk with Anna Laurent
Jan
18
10:00 am10:00

Gallery Talk with Anna Laurent

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Learn more about the process of capturing exquisite details of seeds from artist Anna Laurent. We’ll also discuss the collaboration between the artist and the UC Botanical Garden and some of the plants that were collected.

Starting Your Gardening Year off Right
Jan
17
7:00 pm19:00

Starting Your Gardening Year off Right

  • Rhythmix Cultural Works

Join us for an interactive session on planning your 2017 food garden and what steps to take in January and February.  We’ll talk about when and how to do soil prep, what and when to plant, and tips for squeezing spring, summer, and fall crops into a small patch. This workshop will be geared toward beginners/advanced beginners.

Cynthia and Linda are both members of the Board of Directors of Alameda Backyard Growers.  Cynthia is an Alameda native and hard-working fruit picker for Project Pick.  Linda is an Alameda County Master Gardener.

SoulCollage
Jan
15
1:30 pm13:30

SoulCollage

  • private home

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!

This year I plan to focus each month on a different theme.  Our first theme of the year is The Courageous Heart.

Wintersongs with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble
Jan
14
7:00 pm19:00

Wintersongs with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble

  • Gualala Arts

Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. For countless centuries, people around the world have utilized the power or community singing to infuse warmth, cheer, spirituality, wishes for peace, health, and good fortune into the long, dark, cold and difficult winter season. Eastern Europe's geographic position as a crossroads between Europe and the Orient has produced an astonishingly rich and varied array of seasonal musical rituals.

Witches & Pagans: Down to the Roots
Jan
12
7:30 pm19:30

Witches & Pagans: Down to the Roots

  • private home

Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document global women’s history, their philosophies and cultural treasures. She is internationally known for her expertise on ancient female iconography, female shamans, witches and the witch hunts. Her book Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Culture is a landmark resource on a cultural history that is barely known to most people today.

Welcome Back Otters!
Jan
10
7:00 pm19:00

Welcome Back Otters!

  • St. Alban's Parish Hall

Megan Isadore, head of the River Otter Ecology Project, brings the latest on these lithe carnivores' Bay Area comeback. How are populations changing? How do otters live and eat through the seasons? Learn how fascinating research techniques and citizen science are helping us understand elusive, secretive mammals that slide into the water and disappear.