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Jul
19
Thu
Sonoma Valley Resistance Recharge
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sonoma Valley Resistance Recharge

Hang out and recharge with fellow resisters from Sonoma Valley. A great way
to pick up action tips and bond with your progressive neighbors.

We are usually in the Sun Room to the left of the bar. If not, try the
Music Room to the right.

Please RSVP via our FB group or email by the day of so we can adjust table
size.

Happy hour prices run till 6! Please bring cash for your portion of the
tab. Hopmonk prefers to run a single tab for groups. Thanks!

Hosted by Sonoma Valley Resistance

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orhttps://twitter.com/SVResistance .
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https://tinyletter.com/SonomaValleyResistance .
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mailto:sonomavalleyresistance@gmail.com .

Just Equitable and Sustainable Recovery @ Christ Church United Methodist
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Alliance for a Just Recovery presents:

What Is a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery For Sonoma County?

Join us as we examine the social and economic impacts of the October firestorms on low and moderate-income residents, featuring the voices of residents who were struggling to make ends meet before the fires and who are now threatened with displacement from our community.

Presenters will include service and public sector workers, immigrants, youth, renters, homeless residents, and representatives from the Alliance* who will present specific policy proposals for a just recovery.

FREE and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.

Spanish translation provided.

(Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Coffee and light refreshments served.

*Event Co-sponsors and Alliance for a Just Recovery member organizations include: North Bay Jobs with Justice, North Bay Labor Council, North Bay Organizing Project, Sonoma County Conservation Action, 350Sonoma, Democratic Socialists of America North Bay, Sonoma County Transportation and Land Use Coalition, Transition Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County Democratic Party, Greenbelt Alliance, Christ Church United Methodist, Sonoma Valley Housing Group

 

Springs Community Alliance Monthly Meeting @ Booker Hall
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Springs Community Alliance Monthly Meeting @ Booker Hall | Sonoma | California | United States

SCA’s mission is to serve as a hub of communication and information
affecting the interests and well-being of all people who live in, serve, or
conduct business within the “Springs” neighborhoods of El Verano, Boyes Hot
Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Agua Caliente.

The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental
safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health;
community outreach and hospitality.

The meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in the
Springs is welcome to attend and weigh in on issues that matter to them.
Translation services will provided.

General Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month and are held at La Luz Center’s Booker Hall located at 17560 Greger St, Sonoma, CA 95476 starting at 7:00 pm. 

Check the SCA website to confirm a regular meeting hasn’t been cancelled.

Jul
23
Mon
SCTA/RCPA Citizens Advisory Committee @ SCTA Large Conference Room
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SCTA/RCPA Citizens Advisory Committee @ SCTA Large Conference Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of 15 members from community groups and 5 members from the public at ­large. The primary function of the CAC is to review projects, policy statements, funding programs, and any other items that may be acted on by the SCTA and to provide input and recommendations for the SCTA’s decision making process. The CAC also serves as the independent oversight committee for Measure M. The Chair of the CAC is Bob Anderson of the United Winegrowers.

CAC usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month, but to be certain, use this link to confirm a meeting hasn’t been cancelled or rescheduled:

Upcoming Meeting Information.

Ideas Lab: Political Ideologies @ Peace & Justice Center
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Occupy Sonoma County Presents
The Ideas Lab: Political Ideologies Panel
A discussion panel ranging from liberal democracy, various forms of socialism and anarchy. gift economy, Marx and others.
Moderated by Peter Phillips, founder of Media Freedom Foundation & Project Censored former director.

Free with donations welcome

Everything we do begins with an idea. When people give these ideas serious thought they can become prevalent cultural ideologies. When people discuss these ideologies sparks fly and frequently new ideas, some of which can lead to profound social change, can emerge.

Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing countywide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.

Jul
24
Tue
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting

This is a simultaneous meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Sonoma
County, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Board
of Commissioners of the Community Development Commission, the Board of
Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space
District, the Board of Directors of the Northern Sonoma County Air
Pollution Control District, the Sonoma County Public Finance Authority, and
as the governing board of all special districts having business on the
agenda to be heard this date. Each of the foregoing entities is a separate
and distinct legal entity.

Agenda not yet available.

Elders Salon Sonoma @ El Verano School, Family Resource Center Room 31
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

THE ELDERS SALON SONOMA

June 26th topic:

What are My Gifts?

Wow! What a question. So many ways to look at it. Truthfully, I have to first let go and realize this is a question for myself, and not a pop quiz. (Admitting that helped.) I am a complex being, and have changed over the course of my life. Does that change the gifts I possess or have to offer? I am paring down my life–letting go! Does that change anything? Is my gift something that can be offered to others somehow? Are my gifts something that only has real meaning for myself?
Future Salon dates will be July 24, August 28, September 25.

Our first meeting on the topic–“WHAT IS AN ELDER?” was a great success with 22 enthusiastic people in attendance, ready to engage! Since then, The Elder Salon is off to a great start. We look forward to seeing you, and hearing your ideas.

The Elders Salon Sonoma meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, from 10 am to noon at El Verano Elementary School 18606 Riverside Dr, Sonoma in the Family Resource Center. The space is wheelchair accessible. There will be no charge for the meetings. Much gratitude is due El Verano School and the Family Resource Center for the opportunity to meet there.

The purpose of the Elders Salon is to synthesize the experience, energy and curiosity of people who have already entered or are just discovering this developmental stage of their lives. An elder is self-defined, although age 55 and up is generally the lower age of participants. We are a nonhierarchial group, recognizing that each individual is their own expert, and will not be relying on “experts” from outside. Our topics will be set ahead of the meeting and introduced by the facilitators or the person who suggested the subject. Typically we will break into small groups for part of the time to encourage personal discovery and more intimate exchange, giving everyone a chance to express themselves.   After that, a return to the larger group, to talk about our discoveries allows for the wisdom of the whole to emerge. Diversity of expression will foster growth within both individuals and the group as a whole.

Woman-smoking-cigar-(Geek-Philosopher)
Image: GeekPhilosopher

Our meetings will regularly be 10 a.m.-noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month, same time and place.

Parking Reminder: Please park in the hash-lined area marked for Buses—in the lot near the Family Resource Center–Room 31. School in in session, so the spaces in the main lot are reserved for staff. The buses don’t arrive until 2pm, so the bus parking area is free until then.

Elder Salon Topics:

  • 2018
    • June 26 – What Are My Gifts?
    • May 22 – Letting Go!–It’s How the Light(ness) Gets In
    • April 24 – Holding the Center (Buz Hermes)
    • March 27 – Self Compassion
    • February 27 – Grief
    • January 23 – What’s Going, What’s Coming?
  • 2017
    • December 26 – Gateways
    • November 28 – Gratitude
    • October 24 – Fire Experiences
    • September 26 – The Reality of Grief and Grieving
    • August 15 – What About Dying?
    • July 25 – Compassionate Self Care
    • June 27 – Battle Scars or Beauty Marks
    • May  23 – Play and Playfulness, as Elders
    • April 25 – Art and Personal Growth
    • March 28 – Essential Work – Going Inward
    • February 28 – Coming Alive
    • January 24 – Outsourcing, Power, and Communication
  • 2016
    • December 27 – Essential Risks (Part 2)
    • November 22 – Essential Risks (Part 1)
    • October 25 – Self-Esteem, Self-Love, and Love of Others (by Margot)
    • September 27 – Work(!)
    • August 23 Play – Elder Play
    • July 26 – Unexpected Lessons, Still Coming
    • June 28 – Elders Growing in Community
    • May 24 – What We Have Gained – Looking at the Good Stuff
    • April 26 – Vulnerability
    • March 22 – Scars – Seen and Unseen
    • February 23 – Self Compassion and Loving Ourselves
    • January 26 – “We Are All Just Walking Each Other Home” – Ram Dass
  • 2015
    • December 22 – Asking for What You Want, and Need
    • November 24 – Gratitude: Our Relationship as We Grow and Change
    • October 27 – Tending Our Fires: Sharing Stories of What Engages Us
    • August 25 – Looking Back – Connections with Elders
    • July 28  – Regrets, and Compassion

Come join us.


About the Facilitators

In 2005, Trymon (Spyder) Hunter became involved in the care of a long time friend who began to deteriorate physically after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Through that experience he met David (Lucky) Goff, who with Alexandra Hart, co-founded the first Elders Salon in 2010. Always interested in personal development, this concept was ideal for Trymon.

 Iris (Ruth) Lombard has been excited by the willingness of the people that she has met at the Elders Salon to be themselves, without apology. She has learned by their example the depth this brings to an individual. The diversity of people and opinions brings constant richness to her life.

Spyder and Iris live in Boyes Hot Springs, so it seemed natural to grow another Elder Salon in order to bring the potential wisdom of our local elders home to our community.


featured image credit: Metamorphosis of Narcissus … reflect.

Jul
26
Thu
Sonoma Valley Climate Coalition
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sonoma Valley Climate Coalition

Interested in getting involved in local climate action? Join the monthly
meeting of the Sonoma Valley Cliamte Coalition.

Jul
31
Tue
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting

This is a simultaneous meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Sonoma
County, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Board
of Commissioners of the Community Development Commission, the Board of
Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space
District, the Board of Directors of the Northern Sonoma County Air
Pollution Control District, the Sonoma County Public Finance Authority, and
as the governing board of all special districts having business on the
agenda to be heard this date. Each of the foregoing entities is a separate
and distinct legal entity.

Agenda not yet available.

Aug
7
Tue
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting

This is a simultaneous meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Sonoma
County, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Board
of Commissioners of the Community Development Commission, the Board of
Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space
District, the Board of Directors of the Northern Sonoma County Air
Pollution Control District, the Sonoma County Public Finance Authority, and
as the governing board of all special districts having business on the
agenda to be heard this date. Each of the foregoing entities is a separate
and distinct legal entity.

Agenda not yet available.

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