Monthly Archives: December 2011

UPDATE on the Transition Library

Transition Albany has been offered a space within the Albany Arts Gallery at Masonic and Solano, and we will soon be making our growing library of books and DVDs available for loan from there. This is a fantastic opportunity, and we thank Miles Williams, co-owner of the space, for his generosity. More details about how that will work will be following shortly, but in the meantime, if you have books or DVDs you have found inspiring and would be willing to loan them to the public, please get in touch  at transitionalbanyca (at)


Posted in Resources on December 19, 2011

Monthly Potlucks with Purpose

We invite you to join engaged neighbors from surrounding communities – over delicious food – to network, eat, have fun, and exchange ideas and inspiration at our First Tuesday of the Month Potluck with Purpose.

The idea is for local people from El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Berkeley and beyond, who identify with Permaculture, or their local Transition town, or Neighborhood Preparedness, or a Church group, or Zeitgeist, or simply as a neighbor, to share their vision for and commitment to creating a localized, positive future.

Each month we may have a different focus for discussion, but the evening always includes great food (bring something you love to make, preferably from local sources), drink (the church is OK with alcohol in moderation, but if that’s your choice, please bring a non-alcoholic drink as well), good company, sharing (there’s a “free table” where you can offer items that someone else might find more useful than you), celebrations, announcements and a Transition Library (details here).

This all happens at St Albans Parish Hall, on Washington Street at Curtis, right on the Albany/North Berkeley border. St Albans Church is very active in the community and gives us the space at a reduced rent, which we cover with donations ($3-5 per person). They provide real flatware and silverware and have an active recycling program so we can keep our waste to a minimum.

The potluck starts at 6:30 pm through the winter months and 7:00 pm from May through October to avoid conflicting with Albany’s Garden Swap, and finishes around 8:30 (9:00) pm. Families are very welcome although we are still developing facilities for children and request your help with bringing a quiet activity that will entertain your child(ren).

Please contact Transition Albany (transitionalbanyca [at] if you have an idea for a particular focus or would like to be in on the planning of one of these events. Live music is always welcome, as is any help with involving the children.

Dates for this year are  (all Tuesdays) March 5, April 2, May 7 (we start at 7 pm in the summer), June 4, July 2, August 6, (we are taking a summer break). September 3, October 1, November 5 (back to the winter starting time of 6:30 pm), and December 3.

Our numbers grow every month and we would love to see you at the next Potluck with Purpose!









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Posted in Local Activities on December 19, 2011