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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.

Contents    **Asterisk denotes events I plan to attend. 

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

Feb. 2  8 pm                      Benefit for Manuel Herrera w. Swami 
Beyondananda - San Rafael
Fri. Feb. 2  9 pm                Crystal & the Wolves w. Firebug - SF
Feb. 2-4                            San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival - Mare 
Feb. 3-5                            US Department of Peace Conference - 
Washington, DC
Sun. Feb. 4  10am-5pm      Joanna Macy Workshop on The Great Turning  - 
Sun. Feb. 4  9 pm          **Crystal & the Wolves w. Firebug - Oakland
Mon. Feb. 5  7 pm              Seaflow Monthly Meeting - Sausalito
Tue. Feb. 6  6:30-8 pm        Women Spirit Network Group - Santa Rosa
Thu. Feb. 15  6:30 pm         Chris Bramble in Concert - Cotati
Fri. Feb. 16  9pm-3am    **Radioactive\'s Record Release & Official Spearhead 
AfterParty - SF
Feb. 24-25  10am-6pm      Shamanic Empowerment Weekend - Bay Area
Apr. 27-29                         His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bay Area - 

Wish if the Week
Good news. We are 75% of the way to our goal and we now have a grant writer!  
If everyone in our network would send in just one dollar, that would start a 
ripple that might make us a powerful force for world peace and transformation. 
 Please see our appeal on our blog at our new website at or go directly to
a6dfd89a23b  You are also most welcome to subscribe to our blog at

Quotation of the Week
\"First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you 
win.\"  -- Mahatma Gandhi 

Music Videos of the Month
Hun Nab Ku Music Video by Musicians for Peace** - Hun Nab Ku, a powerful 
music video produced by Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace is now up on and  soon at soon. See it at  or
Beatles LOVE - within you
Video response to the Beatles - LOVE - within you  
Beatles- A day in The Life- Music Video
Breasts Not Bombs Video with Sherry Glaser and music by Human
Also see

New Members - Please see our 1660+ member list at
Michael Versace/Versace Sound - Sound engineer for Michael Franti and 
Som\'ma Dub Ensemble
WholeLife Expos/Urth.TV*
Ayman Sawaf*  - Musician & author of Executive EQ, Emotional Intelligence in 
Leadership and Business  &

Links of the Week
Amazing & Inspiring Child Artist & Composer* on CNN
Video: War, Media, and Impeachment* - With Amy Goodman, John Nichols, David 
Swanson, Larry Everest, Mark Manning, Robin Andersen, Sam Husseini, Normon 
Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Peter Hart, Russ Baker, Sunsara Taylor, Peter Phillips.
The Mayan Path to Becoming One With the All*
Galactic Butterfly Animation*

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.
Lloyd Minthorne/Synoptic Sounds *
The Light Party & Artainment Media* - Inspired Musical Messages at

Feb. 2  8 pm                Benefit for Manuel Herrera w. Swami Beyondananda 
- San Rafael

Join us for a full-spectrum celebration!  Attendance is free but we invite 
you to contribute generously after hearing
Manuel\'s vision. 
Featuring: City Council Candidate J. Manuel Herrera, Swami Beyondananda , 
Stephen Dinan, and Colette. Music: (likely) Taber Shadburne

Stephen Dinan\'s house, 221 Spindle, San Rafael
RSVP Stephen Dinan at

More at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,608/year,2007/month,02/day,02/Itemid,0

Fri. Feb. 2  9 pm             Crystal & the Wolves w. Firebug - SF

Crystal & the Wolves  will be sharing the stage 
with Firebug, a hands down awesome psychedelic rock band from LA fronted by a 
female vocalist that will blow your socks off.  Seriously.  We\'re not joking!  
Firebug is going to be playing acoustically, or as they say \"unbugged\", with 
us in San Francisco and Mokelumne Hill.

Kimo\'s, 1351 Polk @Pine, San Francisco

Feb. 2-4              San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival - Mare Island

We invite you to join us on Mare Island and all around San Francisco Bay for 
the 11th Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival celebrating the natural, 
recreational, historic and cultural treasures of San Francisco Bay. 

Mare Island, Vallejo
Details at

The San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival is the only 3-day birding festival in 
San Francisco Bay. Our attendance has grown steadily over the last few years. 
In spite of the rainy weather last January, more than 3,000 attending the 
Saturday Family Wildlife Exploration Expo and as many as 3,000 attended Friday, 
Sunday, and the regional outings. The indoor activities are in Building 897 and 
many of the tours leave from the parking lot in front of the building. Saturday 
activities run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please 
note that you are strongly encouraged to staff both Saturday and Sunday. 
Although we do allow either Saturday or Sunday only participation by exhibitors, 
due to Sunday news coverage of Saturday at the Festival, the folks who come out 
on Sunday expect the same number of exhibitors as Saturday. If you haven\'t 
stayed over to Sunday, you are missing out on a second day of enthusiastic 
potential supporters.

Feb. 3-5              US Department of Peace Conference - Washington, DC

The Peace Alliance is hosting a wonderful US Department of Peace Conference 
from Feb. 3 - 5, 2007 in Washington, D.C. wih with Marianne Williamson, Steven 
Tyler of Aerosmith, Deepak Chopra, Congressman Dennis Kucinich,  Michael 
Bernard Beckwith, Denise Brown (Nicole Brown Foundation)

Plus leading experts in:
Conflict Resolution & Prevention
Peace-building & Global Security
Human Security: Keeping America Safe and more

Even if you cannot attend this important event, you can support the Peace 
Alliance in establishing Departments of Peace and Ministries for Peace in many 
countries around the world.

The Peace Alliance is offering us the opportunity to contribute to this 
evolutionary process of world healing. Please see

Sun. Feb. 4  10am-5pm       Joanna Macy Workshop on The Great Turning  - 

TAKING HEART in TOUGH TIMES- Take action to be part of the Shift to a 
Life-Sustaining Civilization by doing the Work that Reconnects.

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley
$25 to $100 sliding scale donation includes lunch.
To reserve:  More info: 510-841-4003

Ecological and social crises are caused by an economic system dependent on 
accelerating growth. This self-destructing political economy sets goals in terms 
of corporate profits.  A revolution is underway as people realize that our 
needs can be met without destroying our world. Future generations will look back 
at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society, the 
Great Turning.  It is gaining momentum, through the actions of countless 
individuals and groups around the world. To see this as the larger context of our 
lives clears our vision and summons our courage.

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems 
theory, and deep ecology. She is a leading voice in movements for peace, 
justice, and a safe environment. Interweaving her scholarship and four decades of 
activism, she has created both a ground-breaking theoretical framework for a 
new paradigm of personal and social change, and a powerful workshop methodology 
for its application. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and 
spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and 
the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. This 
work is explored in her books Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age, 
Dharma and Development, Thinking Like a Mountain, World as Lover, World as Self, 
and Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (with 
Molly Young Brown, New Society Publishers, 1998).

Sun. Feb. 4  9 pm             **Crystal & the Wolves w. Firebug - Oakland

Crystal & the Wolves  will be sharing the stage 
with Firebug, a hands down awesome psychedelic rock band from LA fronted by a 
female vocalist that will blow your socks off and Withdrawal.  Seriously.  
We\'re not joking!  Firebug is going to be playing acoustically, or as they say 
\"unbugged\", with us.

The Stork Club,  2330 Telegraph Ave.,  Oakland

Mon. Feb. 5  7 pm              Seaflow Monthly Meeting - Sausalito

Seaflow, 1062 Ft. Cronkhite, Sausalito 

Dozens of southern resident \"killer\" whales have been reported in our 
vicinity this week between San Francisco and the Farallone Islands.  Researchers 
believe that they have traveled from Puget Sound to hunt salmon along the 
California Coast. Further investigation reveals that the orcas are also here to 
announce (attend?) Seaflow’s monthly community meeting, this Monday at Seaflow\'s 
seaside office at Ft. Cronkhite. Do join the pod!

We have two additional and extraordinary Pacific Northwest dwellers who are 
journeying to share music, myth and merriment with us. Don’t miss the \"killer\" 
performance by this multi-talented duo, Judith Kate Friedman and fiancé Daniel 
Deardorff (see below).  

Monday\'s monthly meeting will also feature several presentations on the 
latest accomplishments and challenges on the ocean noise front.  We will provide 
time for discussion and for questions.

Meeting Highlights:

•The Defense Department recently exempted the U.S. Navy from the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), setting itself outside a law that has been a linchpin 
in conservation efforts to protect marine mammals from harassment and death. 
This bold move by the Navy followed an important California Coastal Commission 
(CCC) meeting in Long Beach, where the Commission ruled that it would require 
the Navy to adopt mitigation measures to reduce harm to marine life during 
its mid-frequency active sonar training exercises off the California Coast. 
Seaflow Program Director Ingrid Overgard and Science Advisor Michael Stocker gave 
presentations at the CCC hearings. Michael will talk about the Commission’s 
precautionary position, as well as implications of the Navy’s MMPA exemption.

•Seaflow recently hosted a meeting of our North American Ocean Noise 
Coalition (NAONC) at our Ft. Cronkhite offices.  The NAONC was founded by Seaflow, in 
collaboration with other groups, to bring together national organizations to 
work for safe and quiet oceans.  The Jan. 25th meeting brought together 
scientists, legal and policy experts, and environmental activists to strategize on 
ways to work together to address the most pressing ocean noise issues. These 
issues include the Navy\'s exemption from the MMMPA, and political and educational 
strategies to maintain the current moratorium on offshore oil drilling along 
the Outer Continental Shelf.  The need for additional acoustical research to 
inform policy decisions was also explored. Rona Weintraub, Seaflow board 
member, will share some of the highlights of the meeting.

•Postcard writing this month will focus on thanking California Coastal 
Commission (CCC) members for their stewardship of our ocean.  We may also write our 
elected representatives to request leadership in addressing the Navy\'s 
exemptions to the MMPA.

•Learn about upcoming events including Seaflow’s upcoming Baja trip, (Does 
one of the last spots have your name on it?), as well as volunteer 
opportunities to support Seaflow\'s work.

More info and directions at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,616/year,2007/month,02/day,05/Itemid,1/

Tue. Feb. 6  6:30-8 pm               Women Spirit Network Group - Santa Rosa 

The first Tuesday of each month.  

Self-healing with Metamorphosis\" with Cindy Silverlock. Learn a few 
techniques to keep your center. Cindy studied with the founder of Metamorphosis and has 
been teaching/practicing for 17 years and authored the book \"An Introduction 
to Metamorphosis.\" 

Flamingo Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
$5 networking fee to cver cost of room
Cindy Silverlock

You are welcome to meet for dinner at 5:30 at The Terrace Grille at the 
Flamingo Hotel. There are reasonably priced salads and sandwiches. Let me know if 
you plan to be there so I can reserve a large enough table.

March 6 - Body-Mind Healing through Music, Movement & Visualization with 
Hannah Caratti, MA, Counseling Psychology. Together we will sing, stretch & relax. 
I will lead the group in a guided visualization and a series of self-healing 
techniques. As a Life Coach, Hannah works with clients in the areas of Career, 
Relationships and Health & Wellness, using these and other tools.

Thu. Feb. 15  6:30 pm         Chris Bramble in Concert - Cotati

North Light is a great cafe that can easily be converted to a dance hall ;-)
so come out for happy hour ($2 microbrews) and enjoy radical city.

North Light Cafe, 550 East Cotati Ave. (next to Oliver\'s Market), Cotati
Chris Bramble

Fri. Feb. 16  9pm-3am          Radioactive\'s Record Release & Official 
Spearhead AfterParty - SF

San Francisco-based artist management and production company Inhouse Talent 
present Radio Active’s “Sleep or Sell” Record Release Party at Club Six, SF. 
As Radio Active’s first solo project in 3 years, “Sleep or Sell” is a 
long-awaited release from one of the Bay Area’s champion hip hop artists. Connecting 
with his previous band Spearhead, this event will be the Official Afterparty 
for the Michael Franti and Spearhead show at the Warfield with special guest 
appearances by members of Spearhead. 

Club Six, 60  6th St. (btwn. Market & Mission), San Francisco  21+
$10 advance with free raffle ticket for Original Painting by Radio Active; $5 
before 11p; 
Free Raffle Ticket for Original Painting by Radio Active with Warfield Ticket 
Stub; $10 door
Tickets at
Contact: Gina Gallo for Inhouse Talent, 415.839.0098;
Also see

Backing Radio Active will be Mixtape co-producer DJ D Sharp with support 
performances by Zion I emcee Deuce Eclipse and up-and-coming SF artist, Sellassie. 
As a multi-media artist, you can find Radio Active’s paintings and graph art 
hanging in galleries and sprayed on streets around the world and he will show 
some of his newest pieces in the Club Six Gallery as well as paint a piece 
live on stage that will be raffled off to the audience. 

Feb. 24-25  10am-6pm             Shamanic Empowerment Weekend - Bay Area

You are invited to the Bay Area Shamanic Empowerment Weekend!  Strengthen 
your relationship with life and the planet through learning to communicate with 
the spirit world!  This weekend intensive provides beginning, in-depth 
instruction in fundamental shamanic journey skills. Learn how to journey safely to the 
spirit world and back, develop relationships with your personal spirit 
allies, formulate questions to elicit the counsel and personal healing you seek, and 
work with the information you receive. Learn and practice how to use your 
voice and body to achieve and sustain a shamanic state of consciousness. Learn 
and practice how to obtain helpful information for another who has requested 
your help.

San Francisco Bay Area
$297 Tuition
RSVP Lenore Norrgard at 415.820.1655 or  503.450.9991

More at,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,585/year,2007/month,02/day,24/Itemid,0

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  9459
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.