Sunday, January 19, 2014

at SubRosa and around town...

Here's Some Info for YOU!
things happening at SubRosa and around town in the next week!

-Tues. Jan. 21st-  closed except for this special event

*Birth Attendant Basics from 6-8pm
(a Free Skool Santa Cruz class) - This class is intended for any of the following: 1) those generally interested in the ways humans naturally birth, 2) those who can
imagine attending the birth of a loved one at some point and would like to be helpful/supportive of the birthing mother/family, and 3) those that might like to someday give birth themselves and would like more info than is often given in the dominant culture about childbearing. Topics will include the physiology of labor and birth as well as the needs of the mother during this time. An emphasis will be placed on things that make a good birth attendant.

-Wed. Jan. 22nd- 11am-3pm

*Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom (HUFF) meeting from 11am-1pm-
HUFF is Santa Cruz's oldest and most stubbornly persistent grass roots homeless advocacy group.

-Thurs. Jan. 23rd-
open hours from 2pm

*Knitting Circle from 5-7pm (a Free Skool Santa Cruz class) either at The Fábrica or at SubRosa: A knitting circle is a community of knitters (or crocheters or hand stitchers) who work on projects together and teach each other new tricks. All are welcome to participate, whether a complete novice or a experienced textile artist. Bring a project to work on and maybe some snacks to share. Used needles and yarn remnants are available for beginners who don't have their own supplies.

*Guitar Skills: Basic to Advanced at 6:15pm (a Free Skool Santa Cruz class) -
Let's learn how to read tablature, play scales, play chords and basic strumming patterns, fingerpick, tune your guitar by ear, make a capo, string your guitar, and jam with others. Requirements: Must have any semi-functioning guitar or any guitar-like instrument (if need strings put on or if guitar needs any minor repair I can help with that).

*Open Mic at 7:3o sign-ups- Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up. Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic genius.

-Fri. Jan 24th- open for the below Free Skool class at 5:30pm (maybe earlier)

*Self Knowledge for Anarchists at 5:30pm (a Free Skool Santa Cruz class) - Do I know myself well enough that my desire for change in the world translates into meaningful action? One approach is to begin from the ancient Socratic saying “Know thyself” -- if self- knowledge is the aim, then self-observation is one direct approach. In my life I have studied and attempted to apply the approach to self-observation brought to Europe and America by George Gurdjieff, and his student PD Ouspensky. It is non-authoritarian, and a-religious, and begins with the admonition to “Believe Nothing.” We will read and discuss selections from the Gurdjieff literature.

-Sat. Jan 25th- open hours from 2pm

*Songwriters Showcase- from 7:30-10pm (a Free Skool Santa Cruz offering) In this class you will be given a songwriting prompt each month, something simple as a theme like "the ocean", and after a few weeks we will get together and have a showcase of the songs we create from the prompt! Your songs can be anything! Instrumental, a cappella, solo or big band, electronic, etc. Requirements: Email for prompt! There is no wrong way to do it! All you need is a willingness to be creative and to share your music.  And come and hear the songs that folks created! It'll be fun (or something) for everyone!

other happenings of note...

And...folks that have been giving forest walks that are offered in the Free Skool calendar are having a first meeting to organize around saving upper campus at UCSC.  The meeting will be an opportunity to make connections and plans with others who share an interest in protecting Upper Campus from UCSC development. UCSC’s Long Range Development Plan threatens to build on 240 acres of forest and chaparral habitat in Upper Campus.

Forest Keepers: Save Upper Campus Meeting
Wed. Jan. 22nd, 6:30pm at the Louden Nelson Center.

Free Skool Santa Cruz is still looking for folks that want to teach a class in the Spring Quarter, which runs from March through May.  So, if you are interested, submit a class before January 31st! Go to the online teacher form here!

Plus, the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project is having a benefit on Saturday February 1st at 6-10pm at the MAH.  The event is the second annual DIYine event, a celebration of the art of homebrew featuring homemade fruit wines, meads, beers, and soft drinks.

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