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Sail The Wine Dark Sea with Glenn Steiner of the Greek Island Workshops and Photographer Larry Angier

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ASMP in San Francisco presents:

Sail The Wine Dark Sea with Glenn Steinerof the Greek Island Workshops and photographer Larry Angier, exploring the ancient islands of Homer “in search of the real Greece.”
Steiner and Angier promise to share tips about workflow on the fly, shooting the Cyclades, the essentials of redundancy, the nature of epiphany, finding safety on foreign shores and bringing
 back ‘the goods’ at any cost.
Glenn’s epiphany occurred on Santorini: ‘No ugliness could exist in light such as this, only degrees of beauty.’ Nineteen years later, Steiner had explored over fifty-eight Greek islands by moped, ferry and sandal led foot. Glenn Steiner has led the Greek Island Workshops in Photography on Santorini since 2004.
Larry Angier has followed the path of ancient Orthodoxy in the digital age from the heights of Greece's Mount Athos north to the ancient lands of Serbia with stunning photography that grips the heart and enchants the mind.
Together Glenn and La…

Cherry Blossoms~ Their Fascinating History!

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Cherry Blossom time  has almost come and gone. Below is in-depth history of the tree and all its various symbols. A fascinating read written by the research staff at NPR.

For Hundreds of Years, Cherry Blossoms Are Matter of Life and Death By: Ellen RolfesHeld above all other flowers by the rulers of Japan, scholar Ohnuki-Tierney writes the cherry blossom or sakura has been a symbol of "the cycle of life, death and rebirth, on the one hand, and of productive and reproductive powers, on the other" throughout the history of Japan. The trees have been used as symbols for everything from predicting successful harvests of rice to giving the World War II kamikaze pilots courage for their one-way missions.
Here is a history of the cherry blossom and its evolving meaning, from ancient Japan to current day.
710-794: Ritual cherry blossom viewings begin and trees are transplanted to towns. Cherry blossoms are connected to Japanese folk religions, a symbol of reproduction …

Benefit Fundraiser Rummage Sale in Turlock CA May 4 7am-2pm

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Yard Sale Search - Find or advertise garage sales for free!

Rummage Sale Fundraiser
Saturday May 4, 2013 7am-2pm
1124 Myrtle Street Turlock, CA 95382

Selling everything from A to Z-toys, kids clothes, household stuff and lots more


Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society from Cal State
 University, Stanislaus. We Need Your Help!!!!
We are fundraising for club expenditures, guest speakers,field trips, conferences.
Donations Accepted Also

Name: Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society
Website: http://phialphatheta.org/

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Cal State University, Stanislaus
Website: http://www.csustan.edu/History/Phi-Alpha-Theta/index.html

Favorite Places in Contra Costa County~A Photography Exhibit

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Favorite Places Photo Exhibition 7/10-8/31/2013
Four Local artists exhibit photographs of favorite places in Contra Costa County ·Jeff Brooks-Manas ·Terin Christensen ·Tim Taylor ·Kristiina Teerikorpi
This community spirited exhibit is curated by Ginny Mangrum. 
The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library presents annual exhibitions in the Library Community Art Gallery. This program is part of the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department, administered by Bedford Gallery under the direction of the Walnut Creek Arts Commission. 
Where:  Walnut Creek Library 1644 N. Broadway Walnut Creek, CA, 94596 Open for viewing--Mon-Thur 10-8pm, Fri-Sat 10-6pm, Sun Closed
Contact:ginnymangrum@gmail.com 925-287-0158

Priority Artists 2013 East Bay Open Studios-June 2013

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Priority Artists 2013 East Bay Open Studios
June 1, June 2, June 8 and June 9,  11am – 6pm
The work of eight Bay Area artists available for sale in all price points. 
Free event

This event is for all who enjoy the diversity of the art world. 
We have a photographer, a jewelry designer, a printmaker, a painter, a bleach artist and three mixed media artists.


Venue-
Prior Hall at the Altenheim
1720 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
ProArts Online Gallery:  http://db.proartsgallery.org/ebosGallery_13.php

Participating Artists-
Janet Brugos, J. Alan Constant, Lisa Kang, Kathy Mejia, Stacy Presson, Shara Hannah Shadowspeaker,
Peter Villaseñor, and TheArthur Wright



www.janetbrugos.com
www.jalanconstant.com
www.SJPressonDesigns.com
www.zhibit.org/sharahannahshadowspeaker
www.mesart.com/pvillasenor
www.thearthur@thearthur.net




About Us-
Our Name: Priority Artists. 
Our Stage:  Prior Hall at the Altenheim.
Our Goals: Enable our viewers to enjoy our world of color, form, texture, inspiration, contrast and found…

San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading June 5th

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San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading

June 5, 2013, 7pm Sign up for open mic.
San Francisco Peace and Hope Feature begins at 8:15pm

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
www.sfpeaceandhope.com

Contact person Elizabeth Hack (510) 525-8278




San Francisco Peace and Hope web magazine to hold third anniversary poetry reading

San Francisco Peace and Hope announces a poetry reading celebrating its magazine third anniversary
in San Francisco on June 5, 2013, featuring readings by Al Young, Erica Goss, José Luis Gutiérrez,
Marvin R. Hiemstra, Zara Raab and Judy Wells.  Dan Brady, host.

Informed by the idealism of the 1960s, San Francisco Peace and Hope is an online journal, sfpeaceandhope.com produced by the poets, writers and visual artists of the Bay Area. Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as advisor, and has written the magazine’s foreword.

Sacred Grounds: 7pm sign up open mic.  SF Peace and Hope Feature begins at 8:15pm, Sacred Groun…

Death, Dying, and Meditation - Daylong Workshop on May 18th in Alameda

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Death, Dying, and Meditation
Daylong Workshop 

Alameda Sangha 
This daylong workshop will be held at the United Methodist Church in Alameda on Thursday evenings from 9 am  to 5pm. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA 94501 We will explore The Five Contemplations offered to us by the Buddha. 
The Five Contemplations 1) I am subject to aging. Aging is unavoidable.
    2) I am subject to illness. Illness is unavoidable.
    3) I am subject to death. Death is unavoidable.
    4) I will grow different, separate from all that is dear and appealing to me.
    5) I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through         my actions and live dependent on my actions. Whatever I do, for good or for ill, to                                              that will I fall heir.
The course is offered by Baruch Golden and Pauletta Chanco.
Use the form at website to register or to send us your questions.  https://sites.google.com/s…

Kelewele anyone?

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How to make kelewele (spicy fried plantain) 4-6 ripe plantains cut into bite-sized cubes
1-2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon peeled grated fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons warm water
Vegetable oil to fry
Chopped peanuts to garnish (optional)
Directions
1 Grind together grated ginger root, pepper, and salt and mix them in the water. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
2 Place the plantain cubes into a bowl and toss together with the water and spice mixture
3 Heat about 2cm of oil in a deep pan of oil until it is hot
4 Add plantains, ensuring they are not touching or they will stick together – fry in several batches if necessary.
5 Cook until golden brown, turning once, then drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.
6 Leave to cool for 3 minutes, then serve hot!

San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading

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Philip Lewenthal, Tree, Mt. Diablo Foothills, Photograph


San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading
June 5, 2013, 7pm Sign up for open mic.
San Francisco Peace and Hope Feature begins at 8:15pm

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
www.sfpeaceandhope.com
Contact Elizabeth Hack (510) 525-8278


San Francisco Peace and Hope web magazine to hold third anniversary poetry reading
San Francisco Peace and Hope announces a poetry reading celebrating its magazine third anniversary
in San Francisco on June 5, 2013, featuring readings by Al Young, Erica Goss, José Luis Gutiérrez,
Marvin R. Hiemstra, Zara Raab and Judy Wells.  Dan Brady, host.

Informed by the idealism of the 1960s, San Francisco Peace and Hope is an online journal, sfpeaceandhope.com produced by the poets, writers and visual artists of the Bay Area. Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as advisor, and has written the magazine’s foreword.
Dan Brady will be h…

The Newest Libertarian. Are We Republicans Now?

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No taxes! No Capital gains tax! Smaller government!

That is the way I feel today. Just like a Libertarian.   A lone freeper in a sea of blues.

                                                       Aaron Burr Shooting Hamilton

You may wonder why this sudden shift from my being a left wing/ progressive until 9am this morning. Well, I just got done with the taxes for our household. One of us who had no income at all still has to pay $432.00. Silly? Outrageous? Well, yes, and a thousand other words too. All American tax filers also had to sign a health care form. Balderdash.

                                                          Ogden Graves in New Jersey

Bring back the good old days when there were no taxes, no red tape, no big brother, no small sister either. I am so disillusioned. My New England ancestors are laughing right now at me. They are all saying "I told you so". Matthias Ogden, dear cousin where are you now when we need you?.

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“Art & Taxes” F3 at the Cotton Mill in Jingletown, Oakland, CA

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“Art & Taxes” F3 at the Cotton Mill
Community Art Event
http://www.f3oakland.com/

WHEN:Friday, April 19, 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE:
Cotton Mill Studios
1091 Calcot Place
Oakland, CA 94606
www.f3oakland.com

COST:Free

The beautiful and historic live/work Cotton Mill Studios, located in the Jingletown Arts District in East Oakland, will be exhibiting artwork of resident and guest artists for its ninth F3 event, with the "Art &Taxes" theme. Artwork consists of various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, mixed media, jewelry, furniture, and more. Artists include Michael Clark, Trina Merry, Kimberly Wells, Alvaro Contreras, Mary Shisler, Simona Rackauskas,Bre Gipson, Rachel Visalda, Justin DeRosa and Styrous. Vendors in the Design Bazaar include Citizen Snap Designs,
CuriOhs Handmade Jewelry, Dawn Kathryn Diskowski, Diamond Dazed, Esoteric Brewery, Haej.Co, The Stroopie Gourmet, Rose La Mer, Nature as Muse, Tofufu, Give Fleece a Chance, Stonewyre, Serena Toxicat,…

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, ART, AND MYTH -- Six Weeks of Events in Carmel, California

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JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, ART, AND MYTH
FEATURING JOSEPH CAMPBELL: THE ARTIST’S WAY
WORKING ART: JOSEPH CAMPBELL AT HIS DESK
April 18 – May 31, 2013

EXHIBITION:
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Fourth Ave. and Guadalupe St., Carmel, CA, 93921
(831) 624-7491
http://carlcherrycenter.org/pages/calendar/calendar.html

DATES: April 18 - May 31, 2013

PREVIEW: April 18, 5 - 9 pm Introduction and talk with Robert Reese, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Bob Walter, Joseph Campbell Foundation, Safron Rossi, Opus Archives Laura Doherty, Celadon Arts. Food, wine and more.

Catering provided by The Kitchen Angel. Reservations celadonarts.org

OPENING RECEPTION: April 19, 5-8 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: APRIL 19, 4-5 pm with works & conversations art critic Richard Whittaker, curator Gail Enns, artists Rob Barnard, Tom Nakashima, Laurel Farrin, Katherine Sherwood, Peter Hiers.

Join us as we explore timeless and timely myths with Joseph Campbell: NATURE, MYTH & ART, an exploration of art exhibits…