Saturday, October 25, 2008

Clarion Alley Block Party & Yoga Music Gathering Today


Here are some upcoming events of note... w/ longer descriptions because I just copied them from other people's emails/flyers/etc. :) Flyer to the right is belatedly attached, but I really like it (& the show was good)...

10/25 Saturday: Yoga Music Gathering at Fort Mason! 6-7:30pm. Come take a gentle Hatha Yoga class while some of San Francisco's best songwriters provide you with a soothing musical backdrop. All levels welcome, no yoga experience necessary. Small donation at the door appreciated! Alan from Dirdy Birdy will be leading the class. Live ambient/meditational music by the blank tapes, magic leaves, indianna hale, sleepy todd....... At the Fort Mason Hostel Community Room, Building 240.

10/25 Saturday: Clarion Alley Block Party! noon to 9pm --free! on Clarion Alley (btwn 17th and 18th; Mission and Valencia)
All day long festival celebrating art, music, and alternative lifestyles in the mission, featuring many bands and acts, including: NRSZ (4pm), DiDi Mao, New Thrill Parade, Murder of Crows, Maxirad, Thrips, Flood, Conspiracy of Beards (7pm), the Floating Corpses, Trainwreck Riders, Black Rainbow, Kreamy Lectric Santa, and who knows what else.
10/30 Thursday: Communities for A Better Environment 30th Anniversary Gala. 6pm cocktail reception & silent auction. 8pm dinner & program. Thirty Years of Resistance, Hope and Vision for Environmental Justice. at the City Club of San Francisco. For 30 years, Communities for a Better Environment has reached, educated and mobilized hundreds of thousands for environmental health and justice in Northern and Southern California. CBE fought to both minimize pollution in low-income communities of color and mobilize these communities around the environmental issues that affect them. CBE's efforts resulted in policies that impacted an estimated 230 industrial facilities to change their manufacturing, transport or disposal that reduced pollution by millions of pounds per year. Tickets $50. To RSVP and purchase your tickets please contact Jennifer at or 510-302-0430 x 14.

10/30 Thursday: "Local Foodies" Workshop for eater-activists. 6:00-8:30pm. Description: Workshop participants will be charged with a mission - a mission to support and advocate for more local food consumption. We'll outline the Bay Area's food system, get hands-on in determining the location of prime sources for local foods, discuss the criteria that businesses listed in our Bay Area Local Food Guide (the local foodie bible) must adhere to, and provide concrete actions for creating change in your diet and community. You'll receive membership in the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), access to a network of like-minded foodies, fun incentives to keep you active in the Alliance, and of course food & drink. Guest speaker Jason Mark, co-manager of Alemany Farm and co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots, will offer his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of urban food production. Cost: $50 CAFF membership donation. In Oakland- Address TBD. To see more details and RSVP (if you have facebook), follow the link: or email "Allyse Heartwell" <>.

10/30 Thursday: Botticellis, Mumlers, & Crow Song at Bottom of the Hill! Night before Halloween celebration. Click on the links to hear some songs!!

11/2 Sunday: Alemany Farm Workday - with my Mom! Workday is from 12-5. My Mom will be in town on this day - come to the farm & meet her. :)

11/4 Tuesday: VOTE for Obama!!!!!!!!
& all the other important propositions. Remind your friends & family to do so too! If you're in CA: Yes on Prop 2. The purpose of this Proposition is to prohibit the cruel confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to tum around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. Please take a moment to look at for information about how this measure will not only improve animal welfare but also: -improve health and food safety (Prop 2 has been endorsed by the Center for Food Safety), -support local family owned farms (by putting pressure on much larger factory farms), -protect California's air and water. No on Prop 8. Prop 8 eliminates the right of same sex couples to marry. Support equality for everyone & vote no on 8.

11/9 Sunday: Clothing Swap at the Mosaic House (East Bay)! 3:30-6pm. Description: It's true. There's nothing to wear in that closet of yours, but your friend's friend might just have the perfect thing. So clean out your ill-fitting wardrobe, toss that sweater your mom insisted on buying into a bag, and bring those shoes you'll never torture yourself with again - hopefully it'll all find a home with someone else, and you'll go home with a great haul. // We encourage you to bring clothes of all sizes. Also, feel free to bring accessories, small household items, beauty products that weren't quite right for you... really anything you think might be useful to someone else. Whatever's left over will be donated to charity. // If you're feeling spendy, bring your checkbook too. Jessica and Serena (of Ear to Ear jewelry) will be having a mini trunk show, so you can pick up some brand new jewelry if the mood suits you. // And please, bring a friend. The more, the merrier, the better the clothing swap. Email "Jamie Freedman" <> for address & to RSVP.

One note about the blog & adding to it (

I have not been updating the blog as much lately w/ events - even though there are still so many I want to put up there. If you have an event that you think would be good to list, please send me a short condensed description (paragraph or less) w/ all of the details (links, address, time, etc), as that will make it much easier to post.

Thanks! Hope to see you at some of these events!

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