BFUU SJC Fukushima: John Steinbach
Sunday, September 28 6 PM reception, 7 PM program in Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Longtime anti-nuclear weapons and power activist, researcher, and writer John Steinbach will give a first-hand report on his visit to Fukushima.
BFUU Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center Awards Dinner
Saturday, November 15 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
The Social Justice Committee of BFUU (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) presents their annual Awards dinner.
2014 Social Justice Awardees are:
MECA (Middle East Childrens' Alliance)
More Details to Come!
BFUU Open Mic with Doug Chambers, Featured Artist TBD
Friday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night. Note to Musicians/Performers: Signups for the 20 available 10-minute slots begin at 6:30 PM and the featured artist performs at 8:30 PM.
Recurring BFUU Events
BFUU T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. —Connie Barbour Room— 1606 Bonita Ave.
This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.
BFUU Elders' Circle
First Tuesdays, 11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall
The BFUU Elders' Circle meets at 10:00 AM on First Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall.
BFUU SJC Wind Song Cafe
First Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.
Join us in the Wind Song Cafe to share music, poetry, and discussion. Note that this room is not wheel-chair accessible. We will discuss Prop. 47, The Safe Neighborhoods & Schools Act of 2014, the voter initiative that will make a difference.
BFUU Third Thursday Taizé
Third Thursdays, 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall
Taizé music originated in the Taizé Monastery in France as an opportunity for people of various religious faiths to unite in spirit and song. It quickly spread through Europe and is now becoming very popular in the United States. Come join us each third Thursday at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall as BFUU takes its place in the growing Taizé community.
Other Community Events held at BFUU
T'ai Chi Ch'uan with Karina Epperlein: The Principles and Art of Slowing Down
Mondays, 6-7 p.m. in the Connie Barbour Room — 1606 Bonita Ave.
Breath, sound, movement, qi gong, imagination and intention, standing and walking meditation, balance, centering and grounding. Karina brings to her 37 years of teaching an extensive background and training in T'ai Chi Ch'uan, dance, physical theater, music, voice, breath, and meditation.
Ongoing. $90 per month. Please call in advance to register: 510-559-8892. Visit www.karinafilms.us for more information.
Dancing Life From Your Core: CoreConnexion Transformational Arts® with Eva Vigran, MA Psych
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Starting in the NOW, we will listen to body and soul, following movement that emerges from moment to moment. Through playful connection with ourselves, others and nature, we can illuminate our individual and authentic aliveness and strengthen our inner nature and resources. Participants will gain access to the wisdom and joy at their core. First class is free! www.coreconnexion.net
Song and Chant
Second Sundays, 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Ajaya Davidson and Sangita Moskow weave a musical fusion of classical Indian and Western music on keyboard and sarod. The music creates a lush undercurrent for chanting, open listening and meditation. Come and experience original songs and chants in Sanskrit and English and with the poetry of Rumi and Shakespeare!
Suggested donation: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds
Feel the power of musical space and time.
Motown Dance Party: Soul Rising
First Friday of each month 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Come hear the band: "SOUL RISING"! ! !
We continue the Great American Dance Party Series, featuring the Bay Area's top R & B and Soul playing musicians! Great vocalists belt out the Greatest Hits of Motown, Stax Studios and the Philadelphia Sound LIVE.
Suggested donation is $10 person.
Jazz in the Neighborhood: Marcus Shelby Quintet
Friday, September 19, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Jazz in the Neighborhood is proud to introduce the first of our new series at the BFUU in North Berkeley, featuring a concert every third Friday of the month. Opening the series will be the Marcus Shelby Quintet, playing a mix of blues and swing; originals, standards, and rhythm & blues. Marcus Shelby is a highly accomplished teacher, composer, arranger, and bassist based in the Bay Area. Joining Shelby will be Joe Warner on piano, Ila Cantor on guitar, Tim Angulo on drums, and Tiffany Austin on vocals. A local youth showcase will be announced and will open the show.
Suggested donation: $20/$10 Students
No one turned away for lack of funds.
More info at jazzintheneighborhood.org
Acoustic Music Berkeley: Bill Evans, the Banjo in America
Friday, September 26, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Bill Evans presents over 250 years of American music on a dizzying variety of banjos, taking you on a musical journey from West Africa through 19th and early 20th century music to Bill’s own dynamic original compositions and arrangements. Bill is a Bay Area favorite who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and on “A Prairie Home Companion.”www.billevansbanjo.com
For reservations please contact Sheila at Swift Entertainment 510-289-2679.
Online tickets available when Acoustic Music Berkeley website goes live on August 29!