JANUARY Calendar of Events 

January 1 (Friday) Happy New Year!  We will be closed to spend time with our families and open again Jan. 2

January 10 (Friday) 7 p.m., $25   Coalesce Bookstore Invites you to a Concert:  Dave Stamey : Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him the “Charley Russell of Western Music”.  Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been twice voted Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists.  He’s delighted audiences in fourteen states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.


January 12 (Sunday) 7 p.m.  SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN: Larry Greco Harris will be our featured poet.   Open reading follows.                               

January 17 (Friday), 7 p.m.,  $20   SLOFOLKS CONCERT:  Fru Skaggerruk

Billing themselves as “Pan-Scandinavian Raw Folk”, this trio of fiddlers hale from the three countries bordering the Skagerrak             Sea - Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. They each bring to the concert their own country’s unique musical style and flavor while blending them all into an awesome sound that will thrill you with it’s beauty. The result is a blend, an explosion of sounds that exist in Scandinavia today.


January 18 (Saturday) 2 - 4 p.m., BOOK SIGNING:  John Carruthers … Fond Hope

Come meet the author.  Following their Father’s suicide in early 1976, three teenage boys are sent by their mother, from New Jersey, to live under the care of their uncle in a small west coast marina. Their uncle, who lives in a van, provides a boat for the boys to live on named the Fond Hope.


January 21 (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, www.wilshirehospice.org  or call 805-269-0141.


January 22 (Wednesday) 7 p.m., Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group

Call for more information before attending, 441-5478


January 26 (Sunday) 11:30-4:30 p.m.  $25   A LIFE-CHANGING WORKSHOP with Robert Burney

The bookCodependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls” has been called “one of the truly transformational works of our time” – and the author Robert Burney has been referred to as “a metaphysical Stephen Hawking.”   For more information:  www.joy2meu2.com/coalesce-workshop or call 805-203-5875.


January 22 (Wednesday) Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group

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



On-going January events in our Garden Chapel

Metaphysical Discussion Group in Garden Chapel (Fridays), noon to 1 p.m. –all welcome, donation.  Check out the group’s website for topic information.  www.anandatransformations.com

Wednesday Mornings, 10-noon: Enjoy lively discourse in this volunteer-led discussion group.  If you like to learn, you’ll want to discover SOCRATES.  Satisfying Our Curiosity as Readers and Talkers.  We are Eternal Students.

Transformation Readings with Annette  (Thursdays 2pm – 5 pm)  To schedule an appointment please call 1-661-426-3683, drop-ins welcome too.  www.anandatransformations.com

Yoga on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. - please call Shoosh Crotzer for info and cost, 805-801-7335

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


May love and laughter light your days,

And warm your heart and home,

May good and faithful friends be yours,

Wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world.

With joy that long endures,

May all life's passing seasons,

Bring the best to you and yours.

-An Old Irish Blessings-