SEPTEMBER Calendar of Events


September 8 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.  POP UP BOOKSIGNING:  Big Buddha Bicycle Race Event by Terence Harkin

The Big Buddha Bicycle Race transports the reader to upcountry Thailand and war-ravaged Laos late in the Vietnam War. On one level a cross-cultural wartime love story, it is also a surreal remembrance of two groups who have been erased from American history—the brash active-duty soldiers who risked prison by taking part in the GI anti-war movement and the gutsy air commandos who risked death night after night flying over the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

September 9 (Sunday) 7 p.m.  SECOND SUNDAY POETS:  Sam Duarte & Ivan Brownotter  will be our featured poets.    Open mike follows.

September 15 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING:  Looking Back: A Memoir Life in Detroit from the Great Depression to World War II & the 70’s  by Irene Milko Cooper

Irene Milko Cooper was born in Munhall, Pennsylvania in 1925. When she was a young girl her family moved to Detroit, Michigan where jobs were in abundance, especially in the auto industry. But then came the Great Depression and she contracted polio.  Those difficult and challenging times are remembered through many stories and photographs.  During World War II Irene went to work along with many other women. Her post was at the Packard Automobile factory on the assembly line helping to manufacture fighter plane engines and body parts.

September 18 (Tuesday) 3-4:30 p.m.  GENERAL GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: Wilshire Hospice – Center for Grief Education & Healing will be offering a Grief Support Group in the Coalesce Garden Chapel every third Tuesday each month.  Join us in a safe space to share your journey through the grieving process. With grief comes mourning; and while mourning brings healing, it’s important to have support and understanding while you are experiencing your loss.  For more information, or call 805-269-0141.

September 26 (Wednesday) 6 p.m. Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group

Call for more information before attending.  805-441-5478

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On-going SEPTEMBER events in our Garden Chapel

Astrology Readings with Harry Farmer September 6, 13, 20 (Thursday)

Call Harry at 801-1305 for more information, to make an appointment or just drop in.

Metaphysical Discussion Group in Garden Chapel (Fridays), noon to 1 p.m. –all welcome, donation.

Check out the group’s website for topic information.

Wednesday Mornings, 10-noon: Current social & economic issues discussed in a non-judgmental environment.

Yoga on Thursdays,  6-7 p.m. - please call Shoosh Crotzer for info and cost, 801-7335


Note: No parking in back lot of Bookstore, please. Walk down driveway off Harbor Street


“We all shine the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...”

 ~ John Lennon