OCTOBER Calendar of Events


October 5 (Friday), 7 p.m.,  $20   SLOFOLKS CONCERT:  Mandy Fer & Dave McGrawThis duo has long been on our radar - they are both amazing singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and just flat-out great performers.  They've been touring with the iconic Birds of Chicago, and sharing their own brand of Americana far and wide.  These are, like many of our artists, two musicians who deserve to be far better known - who knows, maybe this is their time? 


October 14 (Sunday) 7 p.m. Second Sunday at Seven Poetry:  Bonnie Young  & Colorado Smith will be our featured poets.  Open mike follows.  Come to read or just to listen. 


October 16 (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.


October 20 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING:  Visitors Along my Cancer Journey by Klazina Dobbe The reader will be drawn into the stories of 2 sisters who were both diagnosed with cancer. On their journey they are visited by the spirits of their ancestors. That’s how the writer learns how the emotional experiences of ancestors are still imprinted in our DNA, possibly leading to illness of the body, mind or emotions. The ancestors continue to teach and guide her to release these imprints transforming her condition back to health.


October 24 (Wednesday) 6 p.m. Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group  Call for more information before attending, 805-441-5478                           


October 27 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING:  Twelve Mondays by Laura Gaisie     The gentleman shows up one day unexpectedly and desires to talk with you about the very things you were careful not to expose. His questioning leads you down a path of self-awareness and acceptance. In Twelve Mondays, 26-year-old, Emma St. Roman was ready for someone to see beneath her mask. Tired of running from dark shadows that crept through walls in the night, He offered to help her be free of it all. If she was willing to admit her very last secret.

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On-going OCTOBER events in our Garden Chapel

Astrology Readings with Harry Farmer October 4, 11, 18 (Thursday)

Call Harry at 805-801-1305 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.  www.anandatransformations.com

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, 805-801-7335


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


“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.

So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”

~Nathaniel Hawthorne