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Notice of Calendar Hiatus
Until our move is complete on June, 18, the calendar of events may be 
suspended or limited in scope. Please rest assured that with your support, we will be 
back to normal by the end of June. Please read our wish of the week 
concerning our move and also consider becoming a member by purchasing our Make Love Not 
War CD. Details are at the bottom of this email. -  Alan

Contents    **Asterisk denotes events I plan to attend. 

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

Thu. June 14  7:30-9 pm        Investigating the Mission Blue Butterfly - SF
Fri. June 15  7 pm                Chris Bramble - Cotati
June 15-17                           Art Exhibition of the work of Nancy 
Calef - SF
Sat. June 16  7:30-11 pm      Party & Shamanic Music Concert w. Kutira & 
Raphael - Marin
June 16-17 12-11 pm            San Francisco Free Folk Festival -SF
Tue. June 19                        Free Songs of Power Workshop - San Rafael 
Thu. June 21  6:15-8:30 pm   Peace 21 Solstice Event w. Sahar - Cotati
Thu. June 21  7 pm               Solstice Event w. Bodhi & Friends - Tiburon
Fri. June 22  8 pm                Country Joe at Save the Oaks Benefit - 
Sat. June 23  10am-6pm       Introductory Workshop for Nonviolent 
Communication - Menlo Park 
Fri. June 23  7:30 pm            Freedom Song Network Swap - Berkeley
Sat. June 30  8:45am-9pm    Women's Breath Workshp - SF

Wish of the Week
Please see our link on Willie Nelson's Peace Research Institute Site at  It is featured on 
their front page on Tuesday.  
Please also check out the free Willie Nelson Peace Song, A Peaceful Solution 
Willie is having a song contest and asking musicians to write a song or make 
a video of their own using the lyrics or a variation of the lyrics of A 
Peaceful Solution.  All entrees will be posted on his site.  Please see the details 

We are moving this weekend.  The Butterfly and Musicians for Peace office is 
moving on June 16th. We can use a few good people to help with our move. Since 
our new rent will be twice what we are paying now, I certainly would 
appreciate your support at this time. Please consider making a donation. Please check 
out the membership form at the end of this calendar. You will get a bonus CD 
and/or book with your donation.
Also please consider endorsing the The Alcatraz Conversion Project of the 
Global Peace Foundation. They have been our best supporter over the years and Da 
Vid would really appreciate your help with this. Please see the links right 

Links of the Week
A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here?
The Alcatraz Conversion Project - An Invitation To Support An Epoch Making 
Coalition/Alliances Supporting The Alcatraz Conversion Project  www. 
The Bay Area Band Militia -

Quotations of the Week
"The life I value is one that is connected to all things."  Willie Nelson

Music Video of the Week
Bring the Boys Back Home** - by Harry Loco

New Members - Please see our 1800+ member list at
Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute - Paia, Maui, Hi
Free Willie Nelson Peace Song, A Peaceful Solution - Song & Video Contest
Josi Kneisel - Van Nuys, CA
Alex Arndt - Venice, CA
Willie Rivera aka EyeIIEye - New York, NY
No More Wars - Los Angeles, CA 
Kayumanggi Pinoy Rock Band - Houston, TX
Valerie Smithe Lee a.k.a. Calypso Val  - Falmouth Village, St. Paul's Antigua 
& Barbuda, West Indies
Mountaindawg - Guerneville, CA ~heartfelt Rock 'n' Roll
Wendy Loomis  -  
Nile's Project - Gavilan Hills,CA  Nile's is our son who passed 4/06 after 
contacting MRSA Stap in the local hospital. Nile's Project is a coalition of 
enterainer's (that new Nile) working together to get the word out and get 
legislation in place for public reporting the testing for (HAI) Hospital Acquired 
Infections. Please read about  
Best Regards,  Carole and Ty Moss 
Ryan Michael Galloway  - Frisco, TX
Band of Jim - Utica, NY 13502
James E. Miller IV - Utica, NY
Kinion - New York, NY
Parsley & Sagebrush Band - Carbondale, IL
DB Martin Group .- Austin TX
The Wheel Company/Jay Saber - Woodside, CA
Polly Wood
Lakshmi Devi - San Rafael, CA
Dr. Mooch - Reggae artist - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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 Wheel Company/Jay Saber - Woodside, CA
Dr. Mooch - Reggae artist - Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Light Party & Artainment Media - Inspired Musical Messages at

Thu. June 14  7:30-9 pm         Investigating the Mission Blue Butterfly - SF

“Chasing the Blues Away: Investigating the Mission Blue Butterfly.” San 
Francisco Naturalist Society monthly meeting. 
Summer Lindzey is the Endangered Butterfly Monitor for the Golden Gate 
National Parks Conservancy. She will show slides and describe her work surveying the 
Mission blue butterflies at Oakwood Valley in Marin. She will also 
demonstrate how to identify Mission blues and give some fun facts about their natural 

Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco.  
Free & open to the general public. 
For more information, call (415) 225-3830 or

Fri. June 15  7 pm                Chris Bramble - Cotati

Chris is performing a rare solo acoustic show.

North Lights Cafe, 550 East Cotati Ave., Cotati

June 15-17           Art Exhibition of the work of Nancy Calef - SF

Contemporary North Beach painter Nancy Calef’s newest topical and innovative 
mixed media & oil "peoplescapes" will be on display at Live Worms Gallery. 
Open to the public during the 53rd annual North  Beach Festival, June 15, 16  &  
17, 2007.   

Live Worms Gallery, 1345 Grant  Ave San Francisco
For more about the artist please see or email

Opening Reception with the Artist:  Friday, June 15, 2007, 6-9  pm 
Exhibition and festival dates: Sat. & Sun. June 16 & 17  11:00-6:00 pm

Calef’s use of vibrant hues, sculpture and found objects-- literally  
building 3D characters on canvas, cleverly addresses current social and  political 
issues. By including people in the cultural debate from all walks of  life, 
Nancy manages to depict rather profound subject matter while her  commentary 
remains accessible to everyone.  

Sat. June 16  7:30-11 pm    Party & Shamanic Music Concert w. Kutira & 
Raphael - Marin

Deepening and Celebrating Our Connection to the Earth and with One Another:

Come celebrate with us at our wonderful summer party dedicated to honoring 
our connection to the earth and to one another. Enjoy live music, singing, 
dancing and a raffle (everyone gets a raffle ticket upon entry). Please join us, 
too, as we acknowledge and celebrate people who have taken serious steps to 
become more green in their lifestyle. They have inspired us and we hope they will 
inspire you, too.  If you wish to share what you have done to be more green, 
please send us a short description of how you have changed by June 14.  We will 
contact you about presenting that night.

Place: Beautiful Marin location.
$15 Pre-pay by Friday, June 15, $20 at the Door
To register: call Celebrations of Love 415-924-5483
If you have attended our green Low Carbon Class, please be our guest and 
bring a friend as well.  
We ask that each person bring a potluck dish.

Raphael and Kutira 
Revel in inspirational, sacred music by Maui-based, internationally known 
recording artists, Raphael and Kutira are pioneers in exploring and creating 
music as a source of balance, healing and opening the heart into higher states of 

Raffle Prizes
Everyone who attends the party will receive a Raffle ticket at the door.
You will be eligible to win one of many prizes:
*Free classes and...
**Our Grand Prize is a Four-day, three night stay at Hale Akua
Our beautiful Eco-Retreat on Maui (based upon availability; airfare not 

What to Bring:
A Friend
Healthy potluck dish (enough for 6 - 8 people)
Towel for hot tub (optional)

Work Trades
If you are interested volunteering to help out at the party.  Please call the 
office to find out what work trades are available for the Party.  Call 

June 16-17 12-11 pm        San Francisco Free Folk Festival -SF

City College in & around the North Gym, 50 Phelan Avenue @ Ocean Avenue, San 

The program includes continuous performances at the Faith Petric stage, the 
Woody Guthrie cafe, and the singer-songwriter showcase, as well as music and 
dance workshops, an open mike, jamming, and family activities. Food will be 
available on site. The campus is close to Balboa Park BART.

Tue. June 19                Free Songs of Power Workshop - San Rafael 

New and returning participants welcome; RSVP! 
Details at

San Rafael (near China Camp)
For directions, email Alan Young 

Thu. June 21  6:15-8:30 pm         Peace 21 Solstice Event w. Sahar - Cotati

Please join us fo meditate for world peace featuring a peace talk, drumming, 
and chants by Sahar. Peace 21 is a non-profit foundation is a cooperative 
worldwide network of people of all religions, faiths, and beliefs, praying, 
visiualizing, and meditation for world peace. We invite you to join us in this 
celebration of love. This sacred gathering occurs every Solstice and Equinox.

Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati
For more information, call (707) 573-5913 or email

About Sahar - In 1975, Sahar experienced a profound awakening that lead him 
on a path of self-discovery. He had the honor of living with the spiritual 
master Swami Muktananda During which time he was certified as a teacher of yoga 
and meditation. He created Sacred Movement; authentic expression through 
movement, sound, song, emotional release, and circle.  He facilitates the series 
"Exploring The Male Heart". Participants experience a miriad of excercises 
designed for reflection on the most basic question of "who am I?" He teaches "The 
Sacred Art of Drumming," a series of classes taught as a vehicle for peace, 
authentic expression, and deep connection. He is in private practice as a 
hypnotherapist, counselor, and reiki practitioner in Sebastopol and can be reached at 

Thu. June 21  7 pm     Solstice Event w. Bodhi & Friends - Tiburon

Sacred ritual, music & movement to honor the solstice featuring: Lakshmi, 
Paul Cicco, Rick Walt and other special guests 

cCc Church, 145 Rock Hill Dr., Tiburon
A benefit for Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living 

Fri. June 22  8 pm           Country Joe at Save the Oaks Benefit - Berkeley

Country Joe McDonald will perform his Tribute to Woody Guthrie in a major 
fundraiser for the Campaign to Save the Oaks.

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita), 
Your $20-$50,donation will fund the campaign to save the Memorial Oak Grove 
at UC Berkeley.
Box office/will-call opens at 7 pm at 1924 Cedar St.
Doors open at 7:30. If you have questions, call  510-841-3493.

You can secure your seat by sending your tax-deductible check for $50 made 
out to Agape Foundation (mark your check "Save the Oaks Benefit") to Save the 
Oaks Benefit, PO Box 4131, Berkeley, CA  94704-0131. Include a self-addressed 
stamped envelope.

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in a great show while making a 
significant contribution towards saving the Memorial Oak Grove!

"Someone needs to protect these senior citizens from being kicked  out of 
their home," says Country Joe. "The idea of just chopping down  trees to build 
things is an idea that no longer makes any sense. This  is a space well-used by 
creatures and people for years and years, not  too mention that the whole 
Memorial Stadium was probably built to  honor World War veterans. The way to honor 
them is to leave it alone."

If for some reason you can't attend, please consider  purchasing and donating 
your ticket.  We will get your ticket to a low-income person, and you will 
still have the satisfaction of sustaining this irreplaceable oak grove.  

For Joe Selvin's recent review of this show in the SF Chronicle please click 

Sat. June 23  10am-6pm         Introductory Workshop for Nonviolent 
Communication - Menlo Park 

Introductory Workshop for Nonviolent Communication with Ursula Duncan. 

Space is limited to 10 participants.  
$175 postmarked before 6/09/07,
$195 thereafter.  Directions and logistics given upon registration. 
Contact Ursula at (650) 380-0701 or    

~ Do you want to improve your relationships? 
~ Would you like to increase efficiency and productivity at work? 
~ Do you want to learn practical tools you can use every day? 

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Fri. June 23  7:30 pm          Freedom Song Network Swap - Berkeley

Hali Hammer has offered to host some Freedom Song Network songswaps in the 
East Bay this summer. 

Bring a song or poem (or two).

Also, bring drinks or desserts to share.

Home of Hali Hammer, 1609 Woolsey Street, Berkeley
Hali  (510) 649-1423  or

Sat. June 30  8:45am-9pm         Women's Breath Workshp - SF

SpiralMuse invites you to  EXHALE ~ Women Transforming through the Breath - a 
one day Holotropic Breathwork experience. A fundraiser for the SpiralMuse 
women's non-profit

Register early for the discounted price!
Inof at

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    $1-15  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

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