The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall.
Stone Soup ImprovSatuday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Stone Soup Improv has a diverse cast with over 50 years of collective improv, acting and comedy experience. On the first Saturday of each month, we bring you a mix of improv styles (Think “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” with a tad of long form thrown in). Always fresh, always fun. Local. Organic. Funny. Info at www.stonesoupimprov.com.
The Iran Chimera: A Perspective
Marc and Sheila Thorne recently toured Iran with Global Exchange. The tour guide was an Iranian who fought in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s. Impressions of Iran will be presented with a large body of representative slides in an effort to allow the audience to experience much of what we saw. The presentation is more cultural and historical than political or academic. Marc Sapir is a community physician, a founder of the Berkeley High School Health Center and was the first Medical Director of the Center for Elders’ Independence in Oakland.
BFUU Open Mic Night Featuring the DulciMates
The DulciMates, Deborah Hamouris & Buffalo, bring their 30+ years of song-smithing to bear with traditional and traditionally-inspired music. Two voices and two mountain dulcimers provide harmony, creating "dulcimers without borders" playing everything from American fiddle tunes to Jefferson Airplane, including heartful originals. For this evening there will be a couple of seasonal songs, too. The DulciMates recorded "The Green Man" in 2012, available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thedulcimates.
Life Line Screening
BFUU is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screening.
Life Coaching Circle
Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
If you have a desire to see what coaching is all about, this group will introduce you to the insightful process of Life Coaching. Are you ready to unleash your greatness with a group of like-minded individuals that can share your journey? Come join us; this may be exactly what you are looking for!
$10 per person.
Conscientious Projector's Film Series for the 99%: The World According to Monsanto Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
A 2008 film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. Originally released in French as Le Monde Selon Monsanto, the film is based on Robin's three-year long investigation into the corporate practices around the world of the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto. The film reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Agent Orange and bovine growth hormone. Cases in the United States (including Anniston, Alabama), Canada, India, Mexico,Paraguay, the United Kingdom (Scotland) and France, are explored, claiming that the corporation's collusion with governments, pressure tactics, suppression and manipulation of scientific data, and extra-legal practices aided the company's attempts at dominating global agriculture. Scientists, representatives of the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, civil society representatives, victims of the company’s activities, lawyers, and politicians are interviewed.
Sufi Wisdom Meeting of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
Writing What You Want to Say: Writing Workshop with WordSwell
Tibetan Festival of Lights
Vental Rinpoché, who teaches reading and writing to Tibetan children on Sunday afternoons at BFUU offers this gift in gratitude for the community's help with the Tibetan Resettlement Project. Everyone is invited to come for homemade soup and cookies with butter tea or sweet tea. Chanting & meditation are optional. Rinpoche-la pays for all the food and cooks it himself, over a three-day period, as his gift to the community. Please come and accept the Tibetans' generosity.
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.
Each Tuesday Together begins with a potluck meal at 6 p.m. and then at 7 p.m. we switch to a class or activity.
Art for Social Change
Announcement: Thanks to everyone who donated supplies! Watch for upcoming information about an Art for Social Change contest!
T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.
Dance 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
First Fridays Cafe
Join Cynthia Jean Johnson in the Fireside Room for a light potluck lunch with open discussion. Bring music, poetry and food to share.