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Butterfly's Bay Area Events Calendar

Dedicated to informing you of the best events in music, art, poetry, media, 
politics, spirituality & consciousness.

Upcoming Special Events

Sat. Dec. 16  3:30 pm     **Butterfly Strategy Session w. Norie Huddle & Alan 
Moore - Oakland
Sat. Jan. 6  5pm-12am   **Butterfly Gathering, Potluck & Benefit Concert - 
Sun. Jan. 7.  9am–5pm  **All-day Workshop with "Butterfly" Author Norie 
Huddle - San Rafael

Contents    **Asterisk denotes events I plan to attend. 

Details for the following events are below & on-line at 
Other peace & justice events at

Nov.24-Dec.23  11-7pm  **The Great Dickens Christmas Fair - SF
Thu. Dec. 21  6:30-9pm       Peace 21 w. Dr. Gabriel Cousens - Cotati
Sat. Dec. 23  7:30 pm         Stephen Taylor - Oakland
Sun. Dec. 24  9 pm             Venus Christ Mass Eve - SF
Thu. Dec. 28  7-9 pm           Building Progressive Possibilities w. Ralph 
Nader - SF
Fri. Dec. 29  7:30 pm          Stephen Taylor - SF
Dec. 30-31                         Sea of Dreams - SF
Sun. Dec. 31  8pm-1am      Party for Peace in the New Year! - SF
Sun. Dec. 31  8 pm            New Year's Eve Hatter's Ball - Santa Rosa
Sun. Dec. 31  9 pm        **Sahara New Years Eve Benefit Party - SF
Jan. 2-6  8:30am-5pm         Grant-Writing & Project Development Training - 
Sat. Jan. 6  10:30 am     **Beach Impeach Aerial Photo Protest - SF
Sat. Jan. 6  5pm-12am   **Butterfly Gathering, Potluck & Benefit Concert - 
Sun. Jan. 7.  9am–5pm  **All-day Workshop with "Butterfly" Author Norie 
Huddle - San Rafael
Thu. Jan 11  6 pm          **How to Finance the Transformation in Style w. 
Norie Huddle - Walnut Creek
Jan. 26-29                         Full Spectrum Living Retreat -Santa Crus 
Apr. 27-29                        His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bay Area - SF

Wish of the Week
Please consider supporting Musicians for Peace by getting one of our CDs as a 
holiday gift. Our Make Love Not War CD is now on ebay at
or just search on Musicians for Peace CD on ebay or see info at end of this 

The Secret for $4.95 - Members of The Spiritual Cinema Circle's DVD club will 
receive The Secret in the month of December along with three great short 
films. For a limited time, new subscribers to The Circle can receive a free 
one-month trial membership (you only pay shipping of $4.95 domestic or $7.95 
international). For more info

Quotation of the Week
"By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong and 
everywhere was song and celebration. And I dreamed I saw the bombers riding shotgun in 
the sky, turning into butterflies above our nation."  -  Joni Mitchell

Book of the Week
Butterfly  Norie Huddle's book "Butterfly" is now recognized as one of the 
major models for global transformation. When Deepak Chopra's Alliance for New 
Humanity held the Power of Oneness Conference in Puerto Rico in December, 2005, 
Chopra used the imaginal cell concept from her book in their promo.  It was 
also used by Barbara Marx Hubbard as the theme to "Conscious Evolution" and by 
Elisabeth Sahtouris in her work. Ordering details below.

New Members - Please see our 1600+ member list at
Gail Swanson
Making it All Click with Bryan Flournoy
Silvia Parra 'MamaCoatl'  -
InnerViews - hosted by Kim “Kimmie” Zapf, & Steve Marshall. Inner Views is a 
new kind of talk radio, blending entertainment with enlightenment. Kimmie 
brings her years of intuitive and counseling experience to help listeners find 
solutions to their problems.
Zen DeBrucke/Ahuma Institute - Power Manifestation workshops with Zen
Kimmie Zapf, Lite the Way - Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Massage, Psychic 
Sean Johnson Kirtans with the Wild Lotus Band
Bodies Count  Please see there Beach Impeach Aerial 
Photo Protest for Sat. Jan. 6 at 10:30 am 
Chrysalis Commons
Cindy Pavlinac/Sacred Land Photography

Links of the Week
Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological 
Survey, the latest agency subjected to controls on research that might go against 
official policy. New rules require screening of all facts and interpretations 
by agency scientists who study everything from caribou mating to global 
warming. The rules apply to all scientific papers and other public documents, even 
minor reports or prepared talks, according to documents obtained by The 
Associated Press.
Northern Lights appeared on Dec. 14th when a coronal mass ejection hit Earth, 
sparking a severe geomagnetic storm. The spectacular display is documented in 
a new photo gallery at
Most awesome images of the Universe according to NASA
Mars Rover
The Reconciliation of Love and Power - A teleseminar by Manuel Herrera with 
the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Shift In Action program, May 3, 2006

Music Videos of the Week
A Cosmic Christmas Celebration* - an Artainment experience designed to 
"Inspire, Delight, Heal  and Enlighten." was initiated in 1994. This transpersonal, 
transcendental program, artistically integrates some of the most sublime and 
exhilarating religious/spiritual music of all time with pristine computer 
graphics, sacred geometries and natural imagery. Through advanced computer editing 
and a deep sensitivity to the profoundly beautiful musical score one is 
initiated into the world of truth ,beauty goodness, love and oneness. This is a 
universal program for a universal audience and is rated FE...For Everybody ... 
Michael Frant's I Know I'm Not Alone Video
I Choose Love by Shawn Gallaway

This Week's Sponsors
Sponsors for this newsletter & memberships are welcomed. Sponsors will also 
be listed on our webpage.  Please contact Alan at 707-552-9886 or email for details.
The Light Party & Artainment Media* - Inspired Musical Messages at

Nov. 24-Dec. 23  11am-7 pm             The Great Dickens Christmas Fair - SF

Opens Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 24, 25 & 26
Continues Saturdays and Sundays through December 23 

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair: a costumed adventure into the holiday 
parties of Victorian England. Hundreds of costumed players bring to life 100,000 
square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance parties, and winding 
lanes, inviting patrons to sing along, waltz, shop, feast and toast the Season! 

Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco
$20 at door, $17 prior to opening day & Student/Senior/Military, Children 
5-11 $8, Children under 5 are free 
Groups of 15 or more $15 each
Pickwick Club (fair season pass) $55 adult/$25 children (available at the 
fair, or (800) 510-1558)
More info at  800) 510-1558 or visit
Press Contact:  Denise  (415)897-5089 

Enter the golden glow of twilight in Charles Dickens’ London Town – a city 
filled with lively and colorful characters from both literature and history. 
Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Cries of 
street vendors hawking their wares ring out above the bustling crowd. One hundred 
lamp lit shops are filled to overflowing with Christmas presents. 

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers a sampling of the finest in musical, 
dance, magic and novelty acts, an outrageous Christmas pantomime, characters 
from Alice in Wonderland, Punch & Judy puppet shows and of course, Mad Sal's 
Dockside Alehouse where patrons can join in singing rowdy favorites or watch the 
bold high-kicking gals take to the stage in the wicked can-can! The immensely 
popular, roguish production of the “Saucy French Postcard Tableaux Review” 
returns for a second year in a row. It truly is a Christmas wonderland!

Thu. Dec. 21  6:30-9pm       Peace 21 w. Dr. Gabriel Cousens - Cotati

Come, join us in Meditation, Visualization, Prayer...and Chanting for World 
Peace; with a message from Dr Gabriel Cousens and music by Hannah and Sahar 
with additional cameo musical offerings by Trevor Justice, Kenny & Heidi Rosaler, 
and Anne Carol. 

Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 LaPlaza, Cotati
Donations only, refreshments provided
Contact: sahar 

Directions at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,541/year,2006/month,12/day,21/Itemid,0

Sat. Dec. 23  7:30 pm             Stephen Taylor - Oakland

Stephen Taylor 
Also playing: singer-songwriter Derek 

Nomad Café, 6500 Shattuck Ave. (at 65th St.), Oakland (510) 595-5344
Donations appreciated, min. purchase 
Contact:  Stephen Taylor

People wander in to the Nomad Café from near and far. It's the East Bay's 
hip, new, community-based, earth-friendly arts and internet café. Many evenings 
(and a few afternoons) bring live music, poetry and storytelling performances 
to the Nomad stage. All ages are welcome. No cover charge; min. purchase 

Sun. Dec. 24  9 pm           Venus Christ Mass Eve - SF

Are you going to be in the city and want to do something non-traditional this 
Christmas Eve?  Do you want to do something wild and crazy,  something to 
liberate yourselves?  Are you ready to fully commit to the cult of Aphrodite? 
Come witness the revolutionary arsenal of Venus Christ, a rock operetta writen 
and performed by Aphrodesia'a two singers Lara and Maya, along with a wealth of 
other Bay Area musicians and performers including Octopus8, Dr. Andromeda, 
Albino, DJ Mama L, Silvia Parra, Irina Mikhailova, Marca Cassady, and more! 

The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St. @ Mission, San Francisco
$6-$20 sliding scale/donation

The evening is a benefit for the women of Kokrobite, Ghana

Thu. Dec. 28  7-9 pm        Building Progressive Possibilities w. Ralph Nader 
- SF

Also Peter Camejo, Matt Gonzalez, & Newly Elected Green Mayor of Richmond, 
Gayle McLaughlin

The Roxy Theater, 3117 16th Street (at Valencia), San Francisco
Limited Seating,  $5 at the door or in advance. 

More at

Fri. Dec. 29  7:30 pm             Stephen Taylor - SF

Come warm up your mojo for the New Year with an evening of original acoustic 
folk, bluegrass and blues ... plus a few Latin standards. Also playing: 
acoustic folksters Misner & Smith.

Make-Out Room,3225 22nd Street, San Francisco  415-647-2888,
Contact:  Stephen Taylor

Dec. 30-31                Sea of Dreams - SF

present the Seventh Annual SEA OF DREAMS

SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street (@ Brannan), San Francisco
Saturday Night: 7pm - 2am (Tickets: $50)
Sunday Night: 7:30 - 4am (Tickets: $75)
Two Night Pass: $120

Ages 18 and over welcome!

- THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT (30 & 31) (Two SCI Sets Each Night!)
- ZAP MAMA (30 & 31)
- ALO (31)
- TIPPER (Tipper Records) (31)
- BASSNECTAR (Bassnectar) (31)
- LOTUS (30)
- GAMELAN X (31)


- ANON SALON'S "CIRQULARIOUS!" - An Interplanetary Circus Opera!
(Featuring a dazzling array of Bay Area talent!)

More at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,573/year,2006/month,12/day,30/Itemid,1

Sun. Dec. 31  8pm-1am           Party for Peace in the New Year! - SF

Join Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Medea Benjamin, 
Kevin Danaher, Dave Eggers, Daniel Ellsberg, Jodie Evans, Van Jones, Matt 
Gonzalez, Paul Hawken, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Tim 
Paulson, Belvie Rooks, Mark Sanchez, Cindy Sheehan, Jill Sobule, and Elizabeth De La 
Vega to ring in the new year with peace and festivities! 

Zeum Arts & Tech Museum, 221 Fourth Street (in Yerba Buena Gardens, at 4th & 
Howard), San Francisco

Don’t miss an inspiring & unforgettable night of dancing, drinking, 
merrymaking and live performances with your favorite Bay Area progressives. Enjoy a 
magnificent view of the fireworks and become a star with karaoke, moviemaking and 
other interactive art installations at San Francisco’s whimsical & innovative 
Zeum Museum! Invite your friends and family (children welcome). Tickets are 
going fast so sign up today!

$40 until Dec.31, $50 at door, $15 youth/students, kids under 12 free!
Volunteer and get in free by signing up at:
Purchase tickets online at 

Tickets also on sale at the Global Exchange stores in SF (4018 24th St) and 
Berkeley (2840 College Ave) and at 7th Heaven Yoga in Berkeley (2820 7th St)

Organized by CODEPINK and Global Exchange. 

For more information contact:
CodePINK, Global Exchange & Gold Star Families for Peace

More at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,574/year,2006/month,12/day,31/Itemid,1

Sun. Dec. 31  8 pm          New Year's Eve Hatter's Ball - Santa Rosa

Harmony Festival presents Les Claypool's New Year's Eve Hatter's Ball with 
Les Claypool and his fancy band 
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8 and goes til late. 

Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
$50 advance, $60 door
Info and tickets at

Sun. Dec. 31  9 pm           **Sahara New Years Eve Benefit Party - SF

Fontain's M.U.S.E is proud to be participating in this event. They are 
starting the show at 9 pm

New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco
$25 Advance, $40 door.
WEAR: Costumes, Dancing Shoes

Proceeds will benefit Save the Children Fund program for kids in Darfur, 
Sudan. SAHARA is the most culturally rich and diverse NYE event in the Bay Area 
with heart. This year’s NYE will feature two floors of diverse and electrifying 
live musical acts, Tribal Belly Dancers, Samba Dancers, African Master 
Drummers & Dancers, and DJs from India, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Liberia, France, 
Canada, Czech Republic, Brazil and the US, all coming together to bring the house 
down while raising funds for children in Darfur, Sudan.

The event will take place at the elegant New Langton Arts in San Francisco 
featuring two majestic rooms with warm wood floors, high ceilings, large windows 
and attractive skylights upstairs, and an authentic Bedouin Style lounge with 
visual imagery and bass heavy vibes downstairs in the Dj/dance room. Relish 
and revel in luxe libations and lavish samplings of irresistible hors d’oeuvres 
by Electric Vardo's Chef SAROJ, and sip on hot authentic chai hand-blended by 
CHAI-G. Wander from a live show (The African Shrine) to the Dj/Dance 
Performance Suite (Electric Vardo) where the walls will be decorated with Nomadic Art 
and projection of Tribal and African films.


• SILA AND THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE (Live Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Funk, Reggae)
• LADY RA (Beats without Borders) Masala-Sonica vibes from Vancouver BC
•J-BOOGIE's dubtronic science (Om Records, FPS) 
• MANEESH THE TWISTER: Drum&Dubstep spinnsta (dhamaal, dub mission, Surya 
• VANKA: Brazilectro, Latin vibes (Stellartrax) • DJ AMAR (Electric Vardo, 
worldly, nonstop bhangra)
• SOOOZHYQ: live doumbek (Triple Power, electric vardo)
• DJ JEREMIAH AND THE AFROFBEAT NATION: Paying tribute to the legacy of Fela 
*Fontain's M.U.S.E.~psychedelic, eclectic grooves, world tribe, rocken raga, 
sensuous dance beats, vocals in many tongues~~sitars, guitars, percussion
• SONIA MANN: Indian Kathak dance + surprize guests and special 

More at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,571/year,2006/month,12/day,31/Itemid,1

Jan. 2-6  8:30am-5pm           Grant-Writing & Project Development Training - 

Swssion I: January 2-6, 2007 (Tuesday-Saturday) or
Session II: April 2-6, 2007 (Monday-Friday)

The  Funding Forum with Lead Facilitator Dianne Aigaki. When you attend this 
workshop, you must come with a true project idea. You will write the proposal 
during the five days with intensive guidance from trained facilitators.

Napa Valley Adult School Campus, 1600 Lincoln Avenue (Near corner of 
Jefferson & Lincoln), Napa
RSVP: Space is limited to 30 participants so we can provide maximum attention 
to you and your project. If you plan to attend, please contact Dianne Aigaki 
More info at

Posted at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,519/year,2007/month,01/day,02/Itemid,1

Sat. Jan. 6  10:30 am              Beach Impeach Aerial Photo Protest - SF

On Saturday, January 6, 2007 (just two days after the new US Congress 
convenes), 1,200 people will gather for an impeachment event in Nancy Pelosi’s back 
yard -- on Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Early that morning, in 100-foot letters stretching 450 feet across the sand, 
volunteers from the Beach Impeach Project will outline the message:    I M P E 
A C H !

At 10:30 a.m., the 1,200 attendees will arrive and lay their bodies down 
inside the message’s lettering. At 11 o’clock a helicopter will arrive overhead 
and photographers will record the 1,200 bodies in the sand -- “IMPEACH!” -- 
with the San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

News editors will have compelling photos for the next morning’s Sunday 
papers; the nation and world will have convincing evidence of how badly the American 
people (even Ms. Pelosi’s own constituency) want their leaders held 
accountable for the Iraq disaster; and the impeachment movement will have powerful 
visuals to go with the words and chatter swirling in the air for months and months 

To participate, please take 60 seconds to register yourself and your friends 

-- go to
-- hit "View the event calendar"
-- go down to "Saturday 1/6/07 -- Beach Impeach Project" (we're that day's 
only event)
-- follow the signup directions (takes about 60 seconds)

To see photos  taken from the helicopter during November 11 "run-through", 
and to get a sense of the power of the site and the potential of this project, 
please go to:

To see you-tube video taken from the helicopter during November 2006 
“run-through” please go to:

Any questions please call or email the organizer, Brad, at the address and 
phone number provided at

Sat. Jan. 6  5pm-12am     **Butterfly Gathering, Potluck & Benefit Concert - 

A Butterfly Gathering to build energy and momentum for all of us during 2007. 
 For those of you who pay attention to dates and symbolism, January 6th is 
the Epiphany.  We'll share our stories, and Norie (and others) will pass along 
additional ideas and stories that are useful for organizing and sharing the 
Good News.  This will be followed by a potluck supper and Celebration Party, with 
music and dancing until midnight.  A number of very talented musicians and 
artists will be sharing their music and art with us.

Soundwave Studios, 2200 Wood Street, Oakland

Details at

Sun. Jan. 7.  9am–5pm       All-day Workshop with "Butterfly" Author Norie 
Huddle - San Rafael

Join authors Norie Huddel & Anodea Judith, Lion Goodman and  Alan Moore for 
an all-day workshop focusing on the questions:
  -- Where we are now in the Transformational Process?
  -- What are the leverage points for accelerating the Transformation?
  -- How can we support each other and make the Transformation more 
enjoyable? Norie will share a number of tools for transformation that she has been 
experimenting with over the past 25 years. Norie's book "Butterfly" is now 
recognized as one of the major models for global transformation. 

Home of Lion Goodman & Anodea Judith in San Rafael
$100 ncludes lunch & snacks.

Details at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,546/year,2007/month,01/day,07/Itemid,1

Thu. Jan 11  6 pm       How to Finance the Transformation in Style w. Norie 
Huddle - Walnut Creek

Norie Huddle - President, Center for New National Security and board member 
of the Butterfly Gardeners.
Potluck dinner & presentation by the prolific author of seven books and 
numerous articles on environment, education, new concepts of national security and 
new possibilities for humanity, now developing a novel way to finance our 
needed changes.  Norie's bio  at

Gaye & Sergio Lub residence, 61 Los Cerros Place, Walnut Creek

Norie Huddle is the President of the Center for New National Security, a 
Research and Development group that since 1979 is searching for new directions for 
creating national and global security. Deepak Chopra uses the imaginal cell 
concept from Norie Huddle's book Butterfly in his Book of Secrets. 

More at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,540/year,2007/month,01/day,11/Itemid,1

Jan. 26-29           Full Spectrum Living Institute Retreat - Santa Crus area

"The purpose of the Full Spectrum Living Institute is to provide a relaxing 
environment of natural beauty for diverse individuals to come together as a 
community to explore their mind, body, spirit and emotions while forging new 
friendships in the hopes of transforming themselves and their world for the 

Santa Cruz Mountains 
$150, per person 3 nights/3 days (lodging, food and all retreat activities 
Contact: Brian Piergrossi  at
Please see  &

Apr. 27-29         His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bay Area - SF

On April 27 & 28, 2007 there will be two full days of teachings on Je 
Tsongkhapa's text In Praise of Dependent Arising. 

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco
Please see

His Holiness will also give a public talk in San Francisco on Sunday 
afternoon, April 29, 2007  

Make Love Not War CD is now available. Immerse yourselves in the spirit of 
the butterflies & hear great music. Get our single CD featuring 19 songs of 
mostly Bay Area Artists for $12.50.  Our double CD has over 2.5 hours of music 
featuring 38 songs for $20, including postage & handling.  You get a copy free 
with a membership to the Butterfly Gardeners or Musicians & Fine Artists for 
World Peace for $25. I personally guarantee that you will love it & your purchase 
or membership will help support our mission. 

Songs for Cindy compilation CD with 18 songs that you will love.  $12.50 
includes postage

We also have copies of the English-Japanese edition of Butterfly that was 
translated by Yumi Kikuchi.  You can get a copy for $25 including shipping. With 
a family membership for $35 you can get this book and the CD. 

For a $50 donation you can get the English-Japanese edition, the CD, a 
membership and a listing as a sponsor of our calendar too!  
Please see membership info below or at

Please add $25 if you want to substitute the first edition of Butterfly by 
Norie Huddle in any of the following catagories.

Peace and love,  Alan

Butterfly Gardeners Association & Musicians & Fine Artists for World Peace

___Limited Income    $0-15  Get listing & membership  

___Individual           $25    Includes Double CD or Songs for Cindy CD       

___Family                $35    Includes Double CD or Songs for Cindy CD  & 
the book Butterfly

___Butterfly Lover      $50    Same as above plus sponsor listing on calendar 

___Sponsor/Business  $100   Same as above sponsor plus listing on calendar & 

___CD only                $12.50 for single with 19 songs & $20 for double 
with 38 songs

___CDs for groups      $10 per double CD or $5 per single CD in bulk for 
peace & justice groups used as a fundraiser. Please inquiry at 707-552-9886.

Specify if your membership is for the Butterfly Gardeners or Musicians & Fine 
Artists for World Peace and specify which CD you want. If you want both CDs, 
please add $10 to your order.and mark in memo "Both CDs"
Please make your check out to the Butterfly Gardeners and mail to Butterfly 
Gardeners Association, P.O. Box 1511, Vallejo, Ca  94590
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.