Postings Related To: Community Building

COMMUNITY DIALOG ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS

(Event Sponsored by Diverse Housing Working Group)
November 18 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Elaine de Coligny, Executive Director of Everyone Home, has a unique perspective on the most effective ways to help people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. She will be present to take part in the conversation.
As the City and Planning and Zoning Commission work on final details of Albany’s next Housing Element (official housing plan) for 2015-2023, DHWG is bringing together concerned community members to support the policies and programs in the housing element will be able to meet the needs of such special needs populations. We will also be talking about meeting the needs of seniors and those living with disabilities.
You can watch a 15-minute video of Elaine presenting about the efficacy (or not) of emergency shelters to the league of Women Voters here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYl2gpmuG3

Posted in , , , , , on November 10, 2014

Ayurvedic Cooking Class

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - Event Details

Treat yourself to the gift of improved well being!

Promote healtScreen shot 2014-10-06 at 8.59.15 PMh by learning how to make simple yet delicious Indian Khicharies and chutneys.

Join Meera for this informative, fun and practical mini self-help workshop.

This class is a wonderful introduction to learning about the qualities and energies of spices and lentils and how they work synergistically in your body, how they affect your doshas – the underlying energetic system that supports health and well being.

This class is highly recommended for people planning on doing an Ayurvedic cleanse (Pancha Karma) and it is also perfect for someone with no experience in Ayurvedic/Indian cooking.

The class is held in a private home and class size is small, so please register early. Also looking for sponsors to host cooking class in Berkeley/Oakland area.

To register call: 510-559-9779 or email meerachat[at]hotmail.com, www.ayurvedicwellnesscenter.com

 

Posted in , , on October 6, 2014

Mobilize: A Film about Cell Phone Radiation

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health)
October 26 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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Come watch this documentary and learn how to protect yourself from cell phone radiation! No, you don’t have to toss your phone away. But there is a safer way to use it. This film will educate us re the hazards of heedless use of technology AND remind us how to use our gadgets without endangering our health.  Or at the very least, minimize the toxic load.

This is from the Mobilize press kit:

Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. Examining the most recent scientific research and legislative efforts, Mobilize illuminates how finance corrupts public health. The film features interviews with numerous doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts, major telecommunication associates, and prominent politicians.

Filmed over three years and edited together from hours of footage, Mobilize includes accounts from individuals at the following organizations and universities:  Apple, Inc., the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association, Yale University, Harvard University, USC, UCSF, UC Berkeley and Virgin Mobile.

I am certainly looking forward to watching the whole film!   (more…)

Posted in , on September 25, 2014

Medicine-Making

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health & Albany Community Center)
October 5 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

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Learn how to make medicines out of common garden plants! On two Sunday afternoons this October (October 5 & 19), we will talk about the healing properties of Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Lemon balm, & Calendula. (Note: I might substitute Yarrow in lieu of either Valerian or Lemon balm. Or just add it in! Depending on availability of these out of my garden.)  Just giving you an idea of what’s in store.

This is a hands on class. We will discuss how to and together make medicines out of these common medicinal plants. Of course we will talk about how to store and how to safely use.

Except for Lemon balm & Valerian,  Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Calendula & Yarrow are all wound remedies.  Each has its own affinity, but nonetheless all wonderful wound healers.  So they are all great as first aid remedies, of course.  Valerian and Lemon balm both have an affinity for the nervous system and sometimes used together in someone who needs help sleeping. Valerian, of course is most famous as a sleep aid, but Lemon balm holds its own in helping the nervous system recalibrate, so to speak.

There will be St. John’s Wort and Comfrey plant starters available for those who might want to grow them.  Free.  (more…)

Posted in , on September 25, 2014

First Tuesday Potluck & Gift Circle

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - Event Details

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On OCTOBER 7 our potluck invites special guest, Alexa Hauser of the Diverse Housing Working Group to tell us about how that group is going about ensuring more options for affordable housing in Albany.

So here’s how it goes: Make a dish that you like (enough for three people) and bring it at 7:00 pm. After we’ve eaten, we make a circle and establish what gifts and needs are present in the circle this month, then more often than not, match them! Here is a site that describes the idea and the practice of a gift circle in as much depth as you want: http://communityspirituality.wordpress.com/gift-circle/

What comes out all this? Stronger community bonds, needs met, gifts accepted, hearts opened, lives bettered. Please come and join us. Everyone is welcome, and from those who can afford it, a $5 donation helps us pay for use of the hall and kitchen. We end at 9:00 pm or thereabouts.

So come to the lovely St Albans Parish Hall, on Washington Street at Curtis on the Albany-Berkeley border, every first Tuesday of the month. Through the summer we start at 7 pm. In the winter months (November – March) we start earlier at 6:30 pm

Upcoming dates: Tuesday May 6,  Tuesday September 2, Tuesday October 7, Tuesday November 4 (6:30 pm start) and Tuesday December 2 (6:30 pm start)

Posted in , , on September 23, 2014

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