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

RATATOUILLE Raffle to benefit the Sebastiani Theatre

From the Theatre’s website:

 

Sebastiani Theatre RAFFLE


  • Dates and Times:
    Starts June 29, 2007
  • Pricing:
    $25

RAFFLE TO BENEFIT SEBASTIANI THEATRE

Disney-Pixar’s new film “RATATOUILLE,” directed by Brad Bird and produced by Sonoma’s own John Lasseter — creator of “Cars,” “Toy Story,” and “A Bug’s Life,” among other award winning films — will open for an extended engagement on Friday, June 29, at the Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First Street East, in Sonoma. A charming story with vivid animation and wonderful characters, “RATATOUILLE” is a adorable tale of a rat who dreams of being a 5-star chef in Paris.

Opening Night will also mark the beginning of a fund raising drive with a special raffle to benefit the Sebastiani Theatre. The featured raffle prize of the fund raiser is an original one-of-a-kind collectable Wall Art piece featuring a digital rendering of the Parisian skyline along with RATATOUILLE’s star character, “Remy.” This spectacular Wall Art piece was created by Darryl and Susan Bellach of Kenwood and is hand signed by Producer John Lasseter, Director Brad Bird, and other celebrity talents of the film. The “RATATOUILLE” graphics of the art piece are laser-cut to form a 3-D format that sets it apart from any other artwork. The graphics are embedded in high gloss clear acrylic resin that makes the colors come alive. The surrounding frame is aniline dyed “hand brushed,” aluminum accented with hand crafted woods, and is offset with the “RATATOUILLE” logo that is also in 3-D. This 3 1/2’ x 5 1/2’ original artwork is valued at over $30,000 and is sure to become a collector’s item.

You can now purchase a Raffle ticket to have a chance to own this TRES MAGNIFIQUE PRICELESS artwork. Tickets are only $25. To reserve yours, call the Sebastiani Theatre at 707/996-9756.

Sonoma Valley Events April 19 – 23

Sonoma Valley events for the weekend. Full details on these events at www.sonomavalleycalendar.com. The calendar is provided as a free community service. If you have events taking place in the Sonoma Valley (Kenwood to Schellville) please feel free to add them to the calendar.

Saturday is an especially full day with Earth Day at the Community Garden, a free showing of An Inconvenient Truth at the Sebastiani Theater, and Solar and Night Observing at the Observatory! Don’t miss the Health Care coalition presenting the results of the Hospital Survey on Monday at the Community Center.

New/One time events are in italics.

All weekend:

Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos at the SV Museum

Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery

Thursday, April 19th:

Free Health Insurance Help and Advice
Movie at the Sebastiani Theatre on the Plaza
9:30 AM
Guided Meditation
Senior Day Activities
10:00 AM
Chess Group-All Levels
10:30 AM
Yoga for Seniors
11:00 AM
Plaza Use Meeting – as needed
11:30 AM
People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE)
12:45 PM
Arts and Crafts – All Levels
1:00 p.m.
Painting Class- All Levels
5:00 PM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
Game night at Boyes Barking Dog
6:15 pm
Tournament Cribbage
7:30 PM
Thomas McNamee, author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
Live Music at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Friday April 20:

Free Spay & Neuter clinic for cats at PLL
Movie at the Sebastiani Theatre on the Plaza
9:00 AM
Friday Farmer’s Market – Depot Park
10:30 AM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
1:00 p.m.
Cribbage-All Levels
Involved Elder – Exercises for the Mind
5:00 PM
Vigil for Peace & Justice at the Sonoma Plaza
6:00 pm
Manazanita playing at Boyes Barking Dog
6:30 PM
Pure Honey International, a dynamic duo
7:00 PM
Live music at The Lodge at Sonoma

Saturday, April 21:

9:30 AM
Landscape Photography
10:00 AM
Earth Day at The Sonoma Garden Park
Volunteer Days at Sonoma Garden Park
12:00 PM
Public Solar Observing at the Observatory
1:00 p.m.
Open House at the Police Station
2:00 PM
Free Showing of An INCONVENIENT truth at the Sebastiani Theater
4:30 PM
Nancy Silverton, author of A Twist of the Wrist at Reader’s books
7:00 PM
Live music at The Lodge at Sonoma
8:00 p.m.
JAZZ REVISITED The Sonoma Valley Chorale Chamber Ensemble

Winemaker Dinner
9:00 PM
Public Observing Night at the Observatory

Sunday April 22:

10:00 AM
Mosaic Stepping Stone Class
10:30 AM
All-faiths group mindfulness, gratitude and forgiveness
6:00 pm
Live Music at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Monday April 23:

9 AM
Home Stretch with JJ
9:30am
Tap Dance for Seniors
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
11:30 AM
Painting Studio – all media
12:00 PM
Duplicate Bridge Club
7:15 p.m.
Health Care Coalition Meeting, Hospital Survey Results

Full details on these events at www.sonomavalleycalendar.com. The calendar is provided as a free community service. If you have events taking place in the Sonoma Valley (Kenwood to Schellville) please feel free to add them to the calendar.

Sonoma Valley Calendar for April 13-14-15-16

Sonoma Valley Calendar for April 13-14-15-16. Full details on these events at www.sonomavalleycalendar.com.

All Weekend:

Sonoma Valley Film Festival
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos at the SV Museum
Tomato-mania at Cornerstone Festival of Gardens
Movies Daily at the Sonoma Cinemas
Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery
2007 Spring Break Camps at the Sebastiani Theatre

Friday April 13th:

9:00 AM
Friday Farmer’s Market – Depot Park
9:30 AM
The Queen is Missing: A workshop
10am
Relay for Aquatic Education
10:30 AM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
1:00 p.m.
Cribbage-All Levels
Involved Elder – Exercises for the Mind
4:00 PM
Food and Wine event at Sioni
5:00 PM
Vigil for Peace & Justice at the Sonoma Plaza
6:00 pm
Manazanita playing at Boyes Barking Dog
7:00 PM
Live music at The Lodge at Sonoma

Saturday April 14th:

10:00AM
Volunteer Days at Sonoma Garden Park
12:00 PM
Public Solar Observing at the Observatory
7:00 PM
Live music at The Lodge at Sonoma
9:00 PM
Public Observing Night at the Observatory

Sunday April 15th:

6:00 pm
Live Music at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Monday April 16th:

9:30am
Tap Dance for Seniors
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
11:30 AM
Painting Studio – all media
12:00 PM
Duplicate Bridge Club
7:00 PM
Knitting at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Full details on these events at www.sonomavalleycalendar.com.

Sonoma Valley Calendar – April 8-10

I have been looking for a faster way to present the upcoming events listed on the calendar and I think I have found it. Here are the titles of each event. Visit www.sonomavalleycalendar.com to get full details. If you have events to add, please feel free to do so.

Highlights:  Tuesday night Farmer’s Market is back.  Film Festival starts on Wednesday.

Sunday, April 8
Movies Daily at the Sonoma Cinemas
Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery
Easter
Movie at the Sabastiani Theatre on the Plaza
10:30 AM
All-faiths group mindfulness, gratitude and forgiveness
3:00 PM
Community Easter Dinner at the Sonoma Community Center
6:00 pm
Live Music at Murphy’s Irish Pub

Monday, April 9
Movies Daily at the Sonoma Cinemas
Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery
9:00 AM
AARP Tax Assistance at Vintage House
9:30 AM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
11:30 AM
Painting Studio – all media
12:00 PM
Duplicate Bridge Club
6:30 PM
Relay for Life Captains Meeting

Tuesday, April 10
Movies Daily at the Sonoma Cinemas
Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery

8:30 am
Morning Exercise
9:30 AM
Line Dance Class
Senior Day Activities
10:00 AM
Blood Pressure Check Up – FREE
10:45 AM
Tai Chi with Patti Baker
1:00 p.m.
Painting Class- All Levels
5:30 PM
Tuesday Night Farmer’s Market – Sonoma Plaza
7:00 PM
Moving into Life
7:30 PM
Poet and novelist Diana O’Hehir, author of Murder Never Forgets
Night Sky Class at the Observatory
9:00 PM
Karaoke at the Little Swiss

Wednesday, April 11

Sonoma Valley Film Festival Begins
Movies Daily at the Sonoma Cinemas
Michael Holland Exhibit at Bartholomew Park Winery

9:00 AM
Knitting 101 at the Vintage House
AARP Tax Assistance at Vintage House
9:30 AM
Yoga Classes – Bring mat
10:00 AM
Fundamentals of Petanque Clinic
Volunteer Days at Sonoma Garden Park
12:00 PM
Duplicate Bridge Club
3:00 PM
Wednesday Night Drags at Infineon Raceway
4:15 pm
FLAMENCO CLASSES for children and adults
5:30 PM
Sonoma Valley Peace & Justice Weekly Meeting
6:30 PM
Learn how to knit at Sonoma Hills
6:45 PM
Adams Chiropractic – Spinal Health Workshop
7:00 PM
Channeling with Eloheim and Veronica
Community Services and Environment Commission
Trivia Night at Murphy’s Irish Pub

I will create another post for the events of the weekend later in the week.

Sonoma Valley Events for March 24-28

Since I am late getting the events schedule out, I will include some events for early next week instead of just the weekend. More events and full details available at www.sonomavalleycalendar.com.

Saturday, March 24th: Community Day: Free admission to A.R.T.S. (Art Rewards the Student) Sixth annual exhibition showcases the works of local fourth and fifth graders, curated by local high school students. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art on Broadway. Live performances and art activities

11:30am – 1:30pm EZ Kewl performs at the Boyes Springs Barking Dog Coffee Shop, 18133 Sonoma Hwy Across from Sonoma Mission Inn 707.939.1905

Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvienent Truth plays at the Sonoma Community Center

6:00 Reception in Andrews Hall
6:30 pm: Opening Ceremony of Environmental Commitment championing healthier lives and sustainable communities.
7:00 pm: Movie screening
Afterwards an open discussion on ways for Sonoma Valley to move toward sustainability with Claudia Reed.
Sunday, March 25th:

All Faiths Group, 10:30am

These circles open with a 15-minute reading or sound recording about
mindfulness, gratitude or forgiveness (sources are drawn from all
faiths). Followed by 15-minute silent prayer or meditation. Closes
with a guided forgiveness or gratitude meditation. Free. 996-8787

“True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf”
Performed by puppeteer Paul Mesner
Sonoma Community Center, Andrews Hall
March 25, 2007
3:00pm

Monday, March 26th:

Homestretch with JJ – Homestretch is simple and easy basic stretching. Stretching without straining and having fun. You feel more energized with an increased sense of well being. Contact JJ Crow to reserve your place at 707-996-8845

Painting studio and duplicate bridge club meets at the Vintage House on Mondays. 264 First Street E, 707-996-0311, http://www.vintagehouse.org

Tuesday, March 27th:

Free introduction to Love, Intimacy & Sexuality with the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) at 634 Napa Rd. in Sonoma. HAI can teach you skills to enhance your relationships, whether you’re coupled or single, gay or straight. More information at 1-800-800-4117 or http://www.hai.org. 7:15 pm

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. Nischala Joy Devi, author of “The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras,” and Janice Gates, author of “Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga.” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

WhyNot Entertainment will be doing weekly karaoke Tuesday nights at Little Switzerland starting at 9 pm! Dance floor and tons of songs to choose from. 19080 Riverside Dr, Sonoma

Wednesday, March 28th:

Channeling with Eloheim and Veronica, 7:00pm, by donation, Call Joseph at 694-0652 for directions and more information. Listen to audio clips and read quotes from Eloheim at http://www.eloheim.wordpress.com

Here is an invitation from Eloheim:
Gathering in a group and sharing the journey together maximizes opportunities for spiritual growth. We invite you to experience group transformation as we learn the skills necessary to navigate the shifting energies and vibrations of the present, evolving moment.

Learn about Spinal Health at Adams Chiropractic. 100 years of application has resulted in a remarkable American success story. Learn more about chiropractic on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. FREE, all are welcome Reserve a space by calling 707-996-4535. Adams Chiropractic, 101 Andrieux Street, Sonoma
Further details and more events at http://www.sonomavalleycalendar.com. If you are having an event, please add it to the calendar. It is free!

Sonoma Valley Film Festival – Big discount for Sonoma residents

Sunday night I watched the new movie The Persuit of Happyness at the Sonoma Cinemas. I recommend it highly, but be sure to take some tissue. I was in tears by the final scene. What a powerful exploration of one year in the life of a man and his child. Will Smith and his son do a great job.

While at the theater I saw a brochure about the 10th Sonoma Valley Film Festival which is coming April 11-15, 2007. The festival features over 75 new independent films from all over the world.

The Film Festival folks are making a great offer to the residents of Sonoma Valley. Residents receive a big discount on the 2007 Festival Pass which gives you access to all regular films and panels plus free gourmet food and wine tastings before every screening. (Sonoma folks don’t tend to gather without food and fine beverages being involved – heck one group advertised that there would be wine and cheese with their hike of the Overlook Trail!)

The Festvial Pass is normally $225, but residents can purchase one for $100.

Contact: www.sonomafilmfest.org or call 707-933-2600

UPDATE:  The chance to buy the discounted passes has, well, passed.  However, full price passes are still available.