OCTOBER Calendar of Events    

October 12 (Saturday), 2 p.m.   BOOKSIGNING:  A Drum of Bone a Whistle of Sliver by Angie Boissevain.   Angie Boissevain will be here Saturday for a Book-signing of her new poetry book and will also be here Sunday for a reading at the Second Sunday at Seven Poetry Series. For more information about her:  http://www.floatingzendo.org   For samples of her poetry:  https://www.leapingclear.org/angie-boissevain-1

October 13 (Sunday) 7 p.m. Second Sunday at Seven Poetry Series:  Angie Boissevain & Paula C.  Lowe will be our featured poet.  Open mike follows.  Come to read or just to listen.              
October 15 (Tuesday) 3-4:30 p.m.  GENERAL GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:  Wilshire Hospice – Center for Grief Education & Healing offers a Grief Support Group in the Coalesce Garden Chapel the third Tuesday of 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.  No charge.

October 20 (Sunday) 1-3 p.m.  $15  JAZZ CONCERT:  Molly Reeves & Nahum Zdybel.  Molly Reeves and Nahum Zdybel are two dedicated students of the acoustic archtop guitar tradition and devotees of early 20th century American popular music. Drawn to the distinct and sometimes even unorthodox approaches of the 1920s and 30s string players, Molly and Nahum playfully explore songs from the past with a sensitivity and understanding of each others playing that could only come from being married to each other—which they are. With sincere excitement, they share with audiences the breadth of beautiful acoustic sounds the guitar is capable of while uncovering musical gems from a time when the guitar existed as both the instrument of high-art concerts and of unpretentious folk music. 

October 23 (Wednesday) 6 p.m. Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group.  Call for more information before attending, 805-441-5478                           

October 25 (Friday) 7 p.m.  SLOFOLKS CONCERT:  AJ Lee & Blue Summit.  AJ Lee & Blue Summit are an exciting new group on the Americana scene. The band members all cut their teeth at an early age, making a name for themselves at festivals and in various groups for the past ten years or more. They formed Blue Summit in 2016 and have since been exploding across the west and beyond. Like many young and upcoming bands – they seem to defy categorization. They get labeled bluegrass, but they are so much more. Their energy and talent bring the stage to life, making it hard to sit still when they start playing.

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On-going OCTOBER 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

“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