FEBRUARY


Assistant Minister Andy Ross hs1.JPGThursday February 1  7:00-8:00pm
Light in the Darkness: a Winter Workshop
with Andy Ross

Spring is on the horizon, but have you learned winter’s lesson?
Winter is cold and dark. As we head out for work or school, we must be ready for the crisp bite of morning’s air. And, the light of day will be short as night enjoys its dominion this time of year. The darkness of winter is necessary, however, if spring is to come.
Many of us have a difficult time embracing winter, both the season and the dimension of life which it represents. Life has a darkness to it. It is our lot to experience pleasure as well as pain, happiness as well as sorrow, birth as well as death. Yet, we must not hide from those essential aspects of life which are unpleasant. There is a wisdom to be found in the darker moments which can help us to recognize the miracle of life itself.
There is peace in the stillness of winter. And from this peace, the light of Spring is made visible.

At the age of fifteen, Andy Ross discovered the presence of God through humor. He spent the next 15 years as a performance artist sharing the peace, love, and joy of God’s being with audiences in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. Ross then returned to North Carolina to dedicate himself to the study of spirituality. He received a BA in Religious Studies from North Carolina State University and an MA in Contemporary Spirituality from Loyola University, Chicago. He continues to teach and minister in North Carolina.

www.andyrossministry.com


poetry_openmic_copyTuesday February 6 7:00-9:00pm
Poet’s Open Mic Night

Join Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Oasis for POETS
OPEN MIC NIGHT. This is a night where poets can engage with others
and share the power and diversity of poetry. This event is staged to
provide the venue for people to celebrate, to share, and to encourage
the writing, reading, and listening of poetry. For information on this
program please call (919) 918-7364

 

JeannieWednesday February  7:00-8:00pm
“You Are Psychic”
FREE mini-workshop with Jeannie S. Whyte

What would you say if you could experience your own psychic and intuitive insights at-will? That’s exactly what you will do at this exciting presentation by Jeannie S. Whyte. She has taken 40 years of experience and created proven and safe techniques that jump-start your psychic skills. Through this interactive demonstration, you will learn from this amazingly talented psychic and spiritual teacher. What you will learn are experiential practices to jump-start your intuitive and psychic abilities. Intuition is your wise teacher and inner GPS. Once you switch it on naturally, you know the truth in any situation. So come out discover how your intuitive insights show up for you.

Jeannie is also a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience. She has been on her spiritual journey for 40 years. Her spiritual journey began at the age of 28 when she began hearing an insistent message, which kept asking her to find out what she came here to do. This message also propelled her into studying a diversity of religions and reading thousands of books. Her endless curiosity led her to topics ranging from metaphysics to science, to self-help and consciousness. Jeannie’s first experience with sensing other presences happened in 1979 – after many months of dedicated meditation and inner work.

She found that she could not only communicate with those in spirit but also with the realms of the Ascended Masters and other Light beings. Since that time, Jeannie has dedicated herself to building a coherent system that includes classes in intuitive development and mediumship, channeling messages from the Ascended Masters and empowering others to access their intuitive gifts. Today’s Jeannie’s classes, workshops and services offer definitive proof that she’s figured out what she came here to do! Messages form the Other Side and Q&A: For a full description of Jeannie’s workshops, classes, and other services, visit her website at: http://WhyteLightCenter.com/Services Classes, etc. are held in Raleigh and may also be accessed on-line.

 

 

Beth BThursday February 8 7:00-8:00pm
The Gift of Grief – Honoring the Experience with Beth Burke

Numb? Emotional highs and lows? Disrupted sleep patterns? Is this a loved one? Is it you? • Incomplete recovery from grief can hinder us in many ways • Come learn about the issues and the solution • Specific actions help to accept loss and complete the grieving process.

This presentation is an introduction to the Grief Recovery Method®. Recent alumni share their experience – bring your curiosity. Presenter: Beth Burke, CGRS, LMBT for more info visit www.vital-living.net

Beth is one of three Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® in the Triangle. As a massage therapist, she has come to notice that unresolved grief can be a major underlying issue in people’s discomfort and disquiet. She facilitates this unique method with grievers in small groups, or one-on-one.


wilton.11345552Saturday February 10 7:30-9:00pm

Wilton Dubois on mellow steel drums
LIVE! FREE!

Live Music with Wilton Dubois on steel drums
Wilton on steel drums is not what you might think, like the steel drummers you see at the beach doing all calypso. Wilton does calypso, reggae, R&B, soul, etc. like the master of the steel drums that he is. He plays them, builds them and teaches youths to play them. It’s an incredible experience!

Educating our youth is a mission that is of national priority. There is nothing more important than saving our children and preparing them for the 21st century. According to an African Proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.” In essence many approaches, styles, techniques and personalities are needed to nurture children as they grow and develop.

We are a village of helpers whose program is entitled, Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve’ (TWA-TWA). It is a part of Resounding Steel, Inc. (RSI), a nonprofit organization located in Durham, NC. We have an exemplary musical educational program using the Steel Drum to inspire and motivate youth to reach their full academic, and personal potential.

www.ResoundingSteel.org

 


betseynewSunday February 11 6:30-8:00pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month

We are not just experiencing a climate emergency marked by increasingly extreme and expensive weather events; we are in the beginnings of a necessary civilization re-boot.

The consciousness that we are all separate individuals and some people can flourish while billions flounder is not true in a globalized world. We are One Humanity and we sink or swim together.

Each session we show a different climate video and discuss a range of important issues involved and options to address them, both individually and collectively.

Join us for this important discussion!! Bring your comments, questions and ideas. Free! Open to all!

For detailed information of what the specific video will be shown, see

https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ Information will be posted one week prior to the event.

 


anita new1Monday February 12 7:00-8:00pm

Self-Love Workshop with Anita Woodley

You are worthy of receiving the ultimate love in this lifetime and only you can provide it.
Anita Woodley will share how to increase love for yourself through self-forgiveness.
Develop the willingness to let go what is no longer supporting your personal expansion.
I f you are willing, p ast decisions, experiences and hurts will be released at this workshop. All ages are encouraged and invited to attend.
Anita Woodley tours America and abroad modeling what freedom gained from self-love looks like. She works full-time as a Creative Health Education Speaker and Educational Entertainer, who specializes in teaching effective forgiveness techniques, as well as transformative social and life skills within community, K-12, college and corporate groups. Anita has earned ​an Emmy® award, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a storyteller, former producer for CNN and WUNC-FM’s The Story with Dick Gordon, actress, poet, mixed-media folk artist, baker and playwright. In 2017, Anita was named both Arts & Culture Woman of the Year by Spectacular Magazine, and the Health Equity Impact Community Member of the Year by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities. To date, Anita Woodley has written and performed ten solo theatrical productions, including critically-acclaimed Mama Juggs: Breast Cancer Awareness Show, Bucking The Medical and mental Bull: The Black Male Experience in the American Health Care System, and The Men in Me: Urban Male Issues Exposed. Anita Woodley is also a Tikar Village African named “Princess Bekang” of the chiefdom of N’ditam, Cameroon.

​Learn more about Creative Health Education (click here)​

 

At Oasis FilteredTuesday February 13  7:00-8:00pm
Stories To Help You Prepare For Aging: Thoughts on Food. with Dr. Kevin T. Morgan

As a scientific lecturer of many years, Dr. Kevin Morgan, veterinarian and scientist, soon learned that lectures don’t work. Stories do! We are a story telling species, thus the use of stories in his books and presentations. Each story is selected to provide a lesson of value, when it comes to dealing with our later years. As the direct result of a consultancy over two years ago, directed towards reducing animal testing of chemicals, he went vegetarian and then vegan. He enjoys his new diet, which resulted in a major health benefit (take note old guys), but he thinks each person has to select their diet in the way they see fit. Clearly, food is an important contributor to healthy aging and happiness.

Born in 1943, in Bristol, England, during World War II, while bombs were dropping. I don’t remember the bombs, but I do remember playing on bombsites until about age eleven. I qualified as a wet behind the ears, veterinarian, from Bristol Veterinary School in 1967. This was followed by three years in large animal (mainly dairy) practice on family farms. Five years at the sheep diseases research in Edinburgh from 1970 to 1975, leading to a PhD in Neuropathology, from Edinburgh University. I really enjoyed living in Scotland (plus sons number 2 and 3 were born there). A desire to study the French language took the family to Geneva, Switzerland, where I entered the field of Toxicology. I continued this work, in ‘the science of poisons’ for the next 40 years, moving from one scientific discipline to another, including electron microscopy, histochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, large-scale gene expression, fluid dynamics, and finally applied mathematics. I made one movie on The Mucociliary Apparatus (it’s now on the FitOldDog YouTube Channel), during my research career. I finally left science as a career during an invited lecture, “Paradigm Shifts in Biology” (40 years was enough, time for a change), and decided to start a business. Three grown children, seven grandkids, but Ironman training gets tougher every year.

When it comes to food, I’m fortunate enjoy both vegetable gardening and cooking. A great combination for a plant-based diet.

Links:

The Thoughtful Toxicologist
http://thethoughtfultoxicologist.com

Prepare for Aging
http://prepareforaging.com

Eat Less Meat
https://youtu.be/PLaZDTNncpc

 

KEZIA2Thursday February 15 7:00-8:00pm
A New Year ~ A New You with Kezia Renee Lechner
Now that we have moved into a new year, in this time of heightened challenges upon the planet, we are all being called to step into our power and to live as our authentic selves. We are being called to truly shine our light.

As the old falls away and the new is being ushered in on a personal as well as on a planetary level, do you find yourself yearning to be all that you can be? What are your deepest longings, your deepest desires for your life?
Come enjoy an experiential evening of Intuitive Life Coaching and hands on Energy Healing. If the group is small, I will provide short individual sessions for each person. If the group is large, I will work with as many people as I’m able. You will leave feeling lighter, less burdened, and with more clarity, passion and resolve about leaving the old behind and stepping into the new.

Kezia Renee Lechner moved to this area from Philadelphia. She offers private sessions and hosts a monthly, sliding scale Healing Clinic in Chapel Hill. Formerly a professional artist, she was a member of a National Artist’s Coaching Community for over a decade. Drawn to the Healing Arts, she became a Reiki Master in 1999, explored a number of other healing modalities and soon after established her own practice.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives. To learn more about Kezia visit:

samadhi-oasisSaturday February 17 7:30-9:00pm
Samadhi LIVE!! FREE!! AWESOME!

Samadhi is a soulful kirtan band based in North Carolina. Although the term kirtan is originally from India, we celebrate traditions from around the world that foster community gatherings centered around devotional call and response singing. Kirtan transforms the spirit, bringing us together, unifying our hearts and voices, sharing in the spirit. Because kirtan requires participation, WE NEED YOU! Our music is as diverse as our band, and with influences that include jazz, gospel, indie, rock n’roll, and soul, our chants range from moments of sweet intimacy to resounding expressions of the heart. Our members include Krishna Nama, Prema, Rangadevi, Steve, Kat, Julian, Courtney & Vikram.

www.samadhikirtan.com

 

JeannieTuessday February 20  7:00-8:00pm
“You Are Psychic”
FREE mini-workshop with Jeannie S. Whyte

What would you say if you could experience your own psychic and intuitive insights at-will? That’s exactly what you will do at this exciting presentation by Jeannie S. Whyte. She has taken 40 years of experience and created proven and safe techniques that jump-start your psychic skills. Through this interactive demonstration, you will learn from this amazingly talented psychic and spiritual teacher. What you will learn are experiential practices to jump-start your intuitive and psychic abilities. Intuition is your wise teacher and inner GPS. Once you switch it on naturally, you know the truth in any situation. So come out discover how your intuitive insights show up for you.

Jeannie is also a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience. She has been on her spiritual journey for 40 years. Her spiritual journey began at the age of 28 when she began hearing an insistent message, which kept asking her to find out what she came here to do. This message also propelled her into studying a diversity of religions and reading thousands of books. Her endless curiosity led her to topics ranging from metaphysics to science, to self-help and consciousness. Jeannie’s first experience with sensing other presences happened in 1979 – after many months of dedicated meditation and inner work.

She found that she could not only communicate with those in spirit but also with the realms of the Ascended Masters and other Light beings. Since that time, Jeannie has dedicated herself to building a coherent system that includes classes in intuitive development and mediumship, channeling messages from the Ascended Masters and empowering others to access their intuitive gifts. Today’s Jeannie’s classes, workshops and services offer definitive proof that she’s figured out what she came here to do! Messages form the Other Side and Q&A: For a full description of Jeannie’s workshops, classes, and other services, visit her website at: http://WhyteLightCenter.com/Services Classes, etc. are held in Raleigh and may also be accessed on-line.

 

 

Beth BThursday February 22 7:00-8:00pm
The Gift of Grief – Honoring the Experience with Beth Burke

Numb? Emotional highs and lows? Disrupted sleep patterns? Is this a loved one? Is it you? • Incomplete recovery from grief can hinder us in many ways • Come learn about the issues and the solution • Specific actions help to accept loss and complete the grieving process.

This presentation is an introduction to the Grief Recovery Method®. Recent alumni share their experience – bring your curiosity. Presenter: Beth Burke, CGRS, LMBT for more info visit www.vital-living.net

Beth is one of three Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® in the Triangle. As a massage therapist, she has come to notice that unresolved grief can be a major underlying issue in people’s discomfort and disquiet. She facilitates this unique method with grievers in small groups, or one-on-one.

 


betseynewSunday February 25 6:30-8:00pm
PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE

In these sessions we focus on Creating Resilience, individually and in our communities. The first 30 minutes includes practices such as meditation, deep breathing, and guided imagery to calm and center ourselves, so we can function at our best. Following that we discuss actions to prepare for the coming changes to create greater resilience in our communities as well as in our individual lives.

No experience necessary. Free! Open to all!

Presented by a group of concerned and dedicated citizens:
Betsey Downing, Marty Adams, Tana Hartman Thorn,
Vic Rhodes, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander

https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/

 


anita new1Monday February 26 7:00-8:00pm

Self-Love Workshop with Anita Woodley

You are worthy of receiving the ultimate love in this lifetime and only you can provide it.
Anita Woodley will share how to increase love for yourself through self-forgiveness.
Develop the willingness to let go what is no longer supporting your personal expansion.
I f you are willing, p ast decisions, experiences and hurts will be released at this workshop. All ages are encouraged and invited to attend.
Anita Woodley tours America and abroad modeling what freedom gained from self-love looks like. She works full-time as a Creative Health Education Speaker and Educational Entertainer, who specializes in teaching effective forgiveness techniques, as well as transformative social and life skills within community, K-12, college and corporate groups. Anita has earned ​an Emmy® award, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a storyteller, former producer for CNN and WUNC-FM’s The Story with Dick Gordon, actress, poet, mixed-media folk artist, baker and playwright. In 2017, Anita was named both Arts & Culture Woman of the Year by Spectacular Magazine, and the Health Equity Impact Community Member of the Year by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities. To date, Anita Woodley has written and performed ten solo theatrical productions, including critically-acclaimed Mama Juggs: Breast Cancer Awareness Show, Bucking The Medical and mental Bull: The Black Male Experience in the American Health Care System, and The Men in Me: Urban Male Issues Exposed. Anita Woodley is also a Tikar Village African named “Princess Bekang” of the chiefdom of N’ditam, Cameroon.

​Learn more about Creative Health Education (click here)​

 

KEZIA2Wednesday February 28 7:00-8:00pm
A New Year ~ A New You with Kezia Renee Lechner
Now that we have moved into a new year, in this time of heightened challenges upon the planet, we are all being called to step into our power and to live as our authentic selves. We are being called to truly shine our light.

As the old falls away and the new is being ushered in on a personal as well as on a planetary level, do you find yourself yearning to be all that you can be? What are your deepest longings, your deepest desires for your life?
Come enjoy an experiential evening of Intuitive Life Coaching and hands on Energy Healing. If the group is small, I will provide short individual sessions for each person. If the group is large, I will work with as many people as I’m able. You will leave feeling lighter, less burdened, and with more clarity, passion and resolve about leaving the old behind and stepping into the new.

Kezia Renee Lechner moved to this area from Philadelphia. She offers private sessions and hosts a monthly, sliding scale Healing Clinic in Chapel Hill. Formerly a professional artist, she was a member of a National Artist’s Coaching Community for over a decade. Drawn to the Healing Arts, she became a Reiki Master in 1999, explored a number of other healing modalities and soon after established her own practice.

Over the years, as her sensitivity to energy and her intuitive abilities grew, she began to combine Intuitive Life Coaching with Reiki/Energy Healing, a blend she finds highly powerful and effective in helping clients move forward in their lives. To learn more about Kezia visit:

www.HeartofaHealer.comwww.OpenintoChange.com or contact her at 919 929 8749 – keziarenee@gmail.com

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