Toning Circle, Sunday June 8th, with Margy Henderson

GENTLE TONING

Sunday June 8 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What are the natural sounds of reverie? What’s sound does the intuitive daydreamer naturally follow to gain relaxed peace of mind, quiet heart, so that insight can naturally occur? Humming, whistling through the teeth, sighing?

Toning is to allow vocalization of inner states without mental constraint or plan. Body can express its stories. Soul can sing guidance. Let’s un-stifle the song of the big yawn. Let’s sing back to the birds (I’ll put out plenty of birdseed that morning).

Then we will take time for authentic movement to rain stick melody and Tibetan bowls.

To be in loving support with each other as we offer our sounds collectively—-this changes us as we do it, and as each one takes a turn receiving it.

Something fierce and revolutionary can come from the unblocked soul’s expression. Our changing world can use some unfettered peaceful truth tellers. Insight and creativity are powerful change agents. Maybe we can find our true voices by letting go of the words for a time. Toning Circle is evolutionary fun.

Contact: Margy Henderson 707-938-8334 or planetsounds@sbcglobal.net

Class location: 945 West Spain, Sonoma

walk through the carport to white house behind the yellow one.

Parking ok at the Fabric business lot at corner of West Spain and Hwy 12

Bring: journal, slippers/sox, nourishing snack. Tea and juice provided.

Workshop fee: any donation, though $20 to $30 appreciated.

Margy Henderson

Sound Healer and certified Hand Analyst
707-938-8334
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you  – all of the expectations, all of
the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
–Rachel Naomi Remen
Knowing love I shall allow all things to come and go, to be as supple as the wind and take everything that comes with great courage. My heart is as open as the sky.”
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OxRoast Sunday in the Plaza

Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary
artwork by Elizabeth Tashman

Annual Ox Roast

This Sunday, June 1
OX ROAST
Sonoma Plaza
music · food · wine · beer · fun for the whole family
11am-5pm

$10

Tell your family and friends, it’s almost time for the 41st Annual Ox Roast! Ox Roast 2008 takes a saucy turn this year with the addition of a “Sauce Your Ox” competition. This new competition was cooked up by food bosses Steve Jones and John Kelly who thought it would be fun to pair the traditional roasting of the beast with a contest pitting sauce makers against one another and letting the public decide who best sauces their ox.

All you need to do to participate is come down to the Sonoma Plaza on Sunday, June 1, from 11:00a.m. until 5:00p.m., buy a plate of Ox Roast, choose your sauce, and cast your vote!

To best capture the essence of this year’s event, the Sonoma Community CenterOx Roast 08 asked artist Elizabeth Tashman to create the 2008 Ox Roast poster artwork.  Elizabeth studied painting and printmaking in school and spent her early career as a textile designer.  Her continued interest in textile design informs her Ox poster, with its repetition of shape and color.

Elizabeth Tashman began her association with the Community Center when she moved to Sonoma in 1999, teaching summer art camps until she became a full-time art teacher for Sonoma Charter School in 2002. She has become a pivotal SCC faculty member as SCC builds its teen art program, where she will teach printmaking, encaustic, and old furniture refinishing.  She once again will teach SCC summer art camp program in 2008.  T-shirts featuring the Ox Roast artwork will be available for sale on June 1.

Meal tickets for Ox Roast will be available for purchase in advance at the Community Center. Ox plates are $10. Proceeds from Ox Roast benefits the arts and cultural programming of the Sonoma Community Center.

For more information and to purchase Ox Roast tickets, call the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1 or e-mail us at scc@vom.com or visit our website at http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476
707.938.4626

Sound and Silence Meditation, May 31 7-9pm

Tammas invites you to:
Sound and Silence:
Meditation with Intention
This Saturday Evening May 31, 2008  from 7-9PM
at the

Center for the Healing Arts
19343 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA 95476

This powerful evening ritual includes setting an intention for the evening, receiving a sound bath from Tammas’ Crystal Tones Alchemy Gemstone and Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, and then moving into silence for meditation.
Participants have said: ” I had no idea that these amazing sound tools existed, much less how they feel in my body, I have never felt so at peace”.
Suggested Donation: $15.00
With Infnite Love, Gratitude and JOY,
Thank you for joining me !
Questions? please call Tammas Hamilton 707-540-4449
Tammas@TammasSound.com
Alchemical Practitioner, CLP, NCBTMB
Member: Eclectic Health Network
Distributor:  Crystal Tones Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls

Update from the Sonoma Community Center

Upcoming Events
New Theater Production
Lilla and Andy Recommend!
Conversations in Clay
More Theater!
Ox Roast
Nature Series


Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Opening June 12!
Sonoma Community Center presents
Renegade Players’ production of
Falstaff
directed by
Aiden O’Reilly

Aidan O’Reilly was born in San Francisco in 1985. He has been working in the theater since he was eight years old and has performed on stages in England, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S. He recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where he received his BA in Acting Studies. When he was fourteen he started his own acting company, The Renegade Players, with his friend Sacha Szwarc. Their first project was a production of Cabaret which scandalized his local high school faculty so much that the Renegade Players were banned from performing on campus. Since then they have produced many other productions including  an original piece, Blasphemous Filth, a comedy about the Apocalypse written by Aidan O’Reilly and Sacha Szwarc. O’Reilly’s last project was the sold-out production of Macbeth at the Sonoma Community Center last fall. He will be joining the American Shakespeare Center  in Staunton, Virginia this up-coming summer for their touring productions of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and The Comedy of Errors.

The Company: Bob Smith, John O’Reilly, Rick Love, Julia Holsworth, Kate Horn, Marty O’Reilly, Jaime Love, Richard Thompson, Nancy Noleen, Gaberiel Velasco, Don Mahoney, Aidan O’Reilly, Nathalie Tedrick, Chris Wall and Philip Sales.

Sonoma Arts & Lectures
Lilla and Andy Recommend!


Louise Erdrichlouise erdrich
The Plague of Doves

Thursday, May 8, 7:00pm
Andrews Hall
$15

Louise Erdrich’s mesmerizing new novel, her first in almost three years, centers on a compelling mystery: the unsolved murder of a farm family in small-town Pluto, North Dakota. The Plague of Doves is one of the major achievements of Louise Edrich’s considerable body of work, a quintessentially American story and the most complex and original of her books.

Saturday, May 10, 4:00pmPatricia Wells
Patricia Wells discusses her memoir,
We’ve Always Had Paris
, and

Provence: A Scrapbook of Our Life in France
co-written with her husband, Walter Wells
$15
Note: held at Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club,
574 First Street East, Sonoma

Patricia Wells, long recognized as the leading American authority on French food, and her husband, Walter, have lived in France for more than a quarter century. They are as close to being accepted as “French” as any non-natives can be. In this delightful memoir they share in two voices their experiences–the good, the bad, and the funny–offering a charming and evocative account of their beloved home and some of the wonderful people they have met along the way.

For tickets, call the Center office, 707-938-4626, ext. 1.

Sonoma Arts & Lectures
Conversations in ClayAnnabeth ceramic

Annabeth Rosen In Conversation with Jim Melchert
Friday, May 9, 7:30pm

Join these two ceramic artists as they share their experiences in the studio when allowing the unexpected to happen.

Annabeth Rosen received her BFA from NYS State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Presently she teaches at University of CA, Davis holding the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair.

Private Tour of the di Rosa Preserve Collection
by Curator Michael Schwager

Saturday, May 10
10:00am

A talk by di Rosa curator Michael Schwager on the evolution of Bay Area ceramic sculpture, followed by docent-led tours of the di Rosa Preserve collection focusing on ceramic sculpture.

Conversations In Clay is held in conjuction with the di Rosa Preserve exhibit, Bay Area Ceramic Sculpture: Collection In Context  which runs March 29-May 17 at the di Rosa Preserve. For more information about the exhibit, visit their website at http://www.dirosapreserve.org

Sonoma Community Center Backstage Theater presentsHigh Road
High Road to Doomsday

A One-Man Show with
Jeff Falconer
Friday,
May 30 and Saturday, May 31
8:00 p.m.
$15

High Road to Doomsday is a tragi-comic exploration of the Human Condition, full of music, loving satire, dark humor, and stubborn optimism. The tone of the show is mock-scholarly, with additional tips of the satirical hat to evangelical preachers and self-help luminaries. Think Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer and Jimmy Swaggert stranded on a desert isle with just one microphone.

Jeff Falconer calls his approach “loving satire” because he himself has
been, or is, guilty of all the human excesses and foibles he lampoons. Jeff
has been an active performer for most of his life and loving satire peppers
his three solo CDs, as well as a fourth with longtime collaborator Dennis
Cordellos. High Road to Doomsday is Jeff’s first one-man show.  Jeff is
married and lives in Sonoma Valley, California.

For more information or to register, call 707-938-4626, ext. 1.

Mark your Calendars
2008 OX ROAST FEATURES SAUCE CONTEST!
Sunday, June 1
Ox Roast 08
Tell your family and friends, it’s almost time for the 41st Annual Ox Roast! Ox Roast 2008 takes a saucy turn this year with the addition of a “Sauce Your Ox” competition.  This new competition was cooked up by food bosses Steve Jones and John Kelly who thought it would be fun to pair the traditional roasting of the beast with a contest pitting sauce makers against one another and letting the public decide who best sauces their ox. All you need to do to participate is come down to the Sonoma Plaza on Sunday, June 1, from 11:00a.m. until 5:00p.m., buy a plate of Ox Roast, choose your sauce, and cast your vote!

artwork by Elizabeth Tashman

Meal tickets for Ox Roast will be available for purchase in advance at the Community Center. Ox plates are $10. Proceeds from Ox Roast benefits the arts and cultural programming of the Sonoma Community Center.

For more information and to purchase Ox Roast tickets, call the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1 or e-mail us at scc@vom.com or visit our website at http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Sonoma Arts & Lectures
Valley of the Moon Nature Lecture Series:snow leopard


Thursday, June 5, 7:30pm

Saving The Elusive Snow Leopard
Dr. Rodney Jackson, Founder & Executive Director
Winner of the Rolex Award
$5

Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., director of The Snow Leopard Conservancy, is the leading expert on snow leopards and their high mountain habitat.  He has led the Conservancy in its efforts to develop direct partnerships with the local
people to create conservation and education activities that grow from within the communities.  Dr. Jackson is one of six finalists for the prestigious 2008 Indianapolis Prize for conservation.  Born in South Africa, Jackson
received his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of London
and his master’s degree from the UC Berkeley.  When not roaming the
12-country territory of the snow leopard, he resides in Sonoma, California.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476
707.938.4626

Update from the Sonoma Garden Park

Dear Sonoma Garden Park Community:

Remember to stop by our Saturday Harvest Market and Plant Sale, every Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm at Sonoma Garden Park, 19990 Seventh St. East, just north of Denmark St.  This Saturday’s market will feature Fava Beans, Swiss Chard and flower bouquets, including sweet peas!  PLANTS SALE FEATURES: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, onions, strawberries, raspberries and landscape plants, butterfly and bee plants as well as various flowers, annuals and perennials!
Plus, gardening books for sale!

Upcoming Workshop:

“There Are More To Weeds Than Meet The Eye”
Sunday, June 22nd from 2 pm – 4pm,

Michelle Vesser, gardener at Occidental Arts & Ecology Center teaches this special class at Sonoma  Garden Park:  Become acquainted  with those plants that are often referred to as “Weeds” in our gardens and neighborhoods, such as chickweed, cleavers, lambsquarters, yellow dock, mallow and mullein.  Many of these plants are our greatest allies in the kitchen and for maintaining our health.  They also indicate the structure and health of our soils.  You won’t look at these plants the same again!

For more information:
Tiona Gundy
Sonoma Garden Park Coordinator
Sonoma Ecology Center
996-0712 X 120


IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE. What do the Wise Ones Know?

Earth Dance Circle presents a new and exciting documentary that synthesizes ancient prophecy, indigenous wisdom and quantum science to bring a new perspective on the nature of the universe in cross-cultural celebration of ideas, music and dance on Saturday May 3, 7:00 pm at the Sonoma Community Center.

Join us for this rare opportunity to meet Sedona filmmakers Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow who will discuss the Keys to the Future: Accessing the Trust Frequency, Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm that are the outgrowth of their groundbreaking film. IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE. What do the Wise Ones Know? examines the origin and future of humanity through the voices of visionary indigenous elders from around the world as well as Western scientists and futurists.  “IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE is an inspiring vehicle for change in the evolution of spiritual awareness.

The evening will begin with Toltec, Zaptec and Mistec-inspired performances by Ermesto Hernandez-Olmos and his music/dance group, Besh Beni(Jaguar of Light.) in collaboration with Earth Dance Circle.

Earth Dance Circle, founded by Teresa Rousseau, is dedicated to bringing awareness to the interconnectedness of all beings in order to create greater peace in our world. EDC’s educational programs teach that all life is sacred, offering a bridge for cross cultural understanding which reaches all ages.

Tickets available in advance at Reader’s Books and Body and Soul for $15
$20 at the door

Sonoma Community Center, Andrew’s Hall, Saturday May 3rd 7-10 pm

More information: 707-996-5263