Tuesday June 25 7:00-8:30pm
Close Encounters of the 5th Kind (CE-5)
Video and 20-minute Meditation

with Oasis founder Robert Roskind, author of A Guide for an Awakening Planet

CE-5 stands for Close Encounters of the Fifth kind which means that it is possible for us “humans” to invoke encounters with extraterrestrial life forms. It is what we call Human Initiated Contact. The term CE-5 was created by Dr. Steven Greer. He is the founder of the CSETI project and is the worlds most renowned researcher in regard to extraterrestrial life. Dr. Steven Greer has also been fighting for more than 20 years against the UFO secrecy that is being kept in place by many governments and against the military and industrial complex who want to keep the ET technology hidden from public because it would mean the end of our fossil fuel consumption as we know it.

Also, there will be several videos of Steven Greer and Grant Cameron with them discussing the Star People’s proven reality and how there are no “evil aliens,” only those who are assisting us in transforming our planet from fear to love and providing technology that will allow us a pollution-free, healthy future.


Wednesday June 26  1-3PM
Coffee With A Cop Event

“Come join us for the Carrboro Police Department’s Coffee With A Cop Event. Come get to know your local police officers and have an unrehearsed, unscripted conversation. Feel free to ask the officers any questions, voice concerns, or talk about anything else! People who come to the event and take part in discussion with the officers will receive a free cup of coffee. Hope to see you there!”


Saturday June 29  7:30-9:00pm
Forget the Outro LIVE!! FREE!!

Forget the Outro is an energetic band that always wants to bring new life and joy to music. Based in North Carolina, they play from a wide selection of tunes: country, blues, jazz, rock, folk—you name it, they play it! For them, the ultimate goal is to help their audience feel the music’s real heart and soul. They are led vocally by Kat Farley (vocalist for long-time friends of Oasis, Samadhi), with Peter Romeyn on lead guitar, Don Burroughs on rhythm guitar, Thomas Burroughs on keyboard, Katie Brey on bass, and Cliff Missen on drums. With all that talent, Forget the Outro can’t help but bring songs to life!

Sunday, June 30 6:30-8:30pm

Oasis Ted Talk & Reflections for Women 50+ (PRIVATE EVENT)

Let’s gather at Oasis coffee shop in Carrboro to watch 2-3 TEDTalks and have some deep reflective conversations about the ideas in each talk. You are invited to arrive at 6:30, feel free to grab a drink or snack to enjoy during the event. Plan to start the first video by 7:00 pm.  To attend this event you must be a part of FFFPF Meetup group.

Event Registration Details:
If you want to join our private event you are welcome to..  Suggest you register early to save your spot, space is limited.  

Follow these steps to join our event you need to:

1) Be a  Female Past Fifty  
2) Join Meet Up.com  
3) Join Finding Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter   please note that register into the group can take a few days for approval.  
4) After you have joined our FFFPF Meetup group then register for the event.   Oasis Ted Talk & Reflections for Women 50+    https://www.meetup.com/Finding-Female-Friends-Past-Fifty-Chapel-Hill/

Event details: 

Some questions will consider:
What idea is shared by the speaker?
Do you agree with it?
Does it resonate with you?
Does it inspire you to take action?

Some ground rules:
Approach the conversation as a listener first.

Focus on the idea. Not the speaker alone, but the idea. If you dislike the speaker, then try to allow the idea to stand on its own. Content is important, and it is useful to know who the speaker is and where they have come from and where they are going, but do not rule them out if you disagree with their background.

If you consider yourself to be extroverted, then consider first listening to those who may not so quickly volunteer their thoughts and, after hearing someone new, then volunteer your own thoughts! This creates a more equal space for each of our unique perspectives and thoughts. If you consider yourself to be introverted, embrace this as an opportunity to speak first!

Grateful to Jack Derbyshire, Durham TED Talks Meetup for sharing the structure for a Ted Talk Meetup with us. Jack host an event every two weeks in Durham should you like to check it out.  For the next Oasis, FFFPF Game Night Meetup event it will return on Sunday, August 4.


Wednesday July 10 7:00-8:00pm

Living an Inspired & Mystical Life

with Oasis founder Robert Roskind, author of A Guide for an Awakening Planet

It so easy to lapse into leading a mundane life full of all the details modern life seems to demand of us. However, living an ispired life is simple (but simple is not always easy). Just use unconditional love for all as your homing beacon. In essence, just claim your Divinely-given, and pre-incarnated acceptance of, your assignment as a teacher of love. Then determine your greatest gifts (music, writing, child-rearing, counseling, painting, caring for the elderly, etc.) and use these to most effectively undertake your assignment.



Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.


Sunday July 14 6:30-8:30pm

VIDEO & DISCUSSION NIGHT ~ 2nd Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

We are at a crossroads in our history. We are on the precipice of destroying our habitat, the very earth that gives us sustenance and supports life. Our multiple challenges of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, fisheries collapse, food insecurity, and the rapid extinction of species are all part of a single, over-arching problem: Humanity has overshot the carrying capacity of the Earth.

Join with others willing to honestly face our situation and have the most important discussion of our lives: how we pull out of our ecological nosedive and transition to a life-affirming global culture, an earth community of sustainability, justice, and peace!

We show a different video each session and discuss a range of important issues and options to address them. For detailed information on each session, see https://betseydowning.com/upcoming-events/ . Information will be posted 5-6 days prior to the event.

PRACTICES AND ACTIONS TO CREATE RESILIENCE ~ 4th Sunday of each month, 6:30-8:00pm

In these sessions we focus on creating resilience, both individually and in community. It includes personal practices such as deep breathing and meditation to calm and center ourselves, as well as actions we can take in our communities to adapt to the coming changes brought on by climate destabilization. Bring your comments, questions, ideas, and friends! Free! Open to all!  Presented by the Citizens Climate Collaborative: Betsey Downing, Tana Hartman Thorn, Dirk Kelder, and Jim Sander.


Wednesday July 17  7:00-9:00pm
Never Dead Poets Society

(3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:00pm – 9:00pm)

John Keats (1795 – 1821), a poet, from the English Romantic Era was a main figure of the second generation of Romantic poets. He famously stated, “The poetry of the earth is never dead”.

My name is Rose Fields, I’m 27 years old and from the small town of Pikeville, here in NC. I lacked stability in my childhood and supplemented with reading and writing. Falling in love with poetry at a young age, I turned to it to connect and express. In return poetry allowed me to channel my feelings and redirect them in a healthy way. Poetry is a peaceful outlet for self-expression, in addition to, the processing of emotions. I often say, to write a poem is to have a conversation with one’s intrinsic, otherwise-neglected self. I wanted to create a safe place for young people to connect with one another and process through the more convoluted aspects of life. Thus, the Never Dead Poets Society was born! Whether you are a writer, a listener, or a reader, you are welcome to come join this group!

 A typical meeting consists of reading, writing, and creating a prompt for the future meeting. This keeps all involved writing and processing through a collection of topics decided on and discussed throughout each meeting. Our group is not full of writers by trade, though we do have a few accomplished writers in the group. I, myself am a science major…if that helps you to feel more comfortable with your background. Everyone has the ability to write poetry! Although this group is centered on the collaborative experiences of young adults, anyone can come and participate! Please feel free to contact me with the email provided below with any further questions. Email: charleyfields.chapelhill@gmail.com


Thursday July 18  7:00-8:00pm
CBD and Medical Cannabis, Myths and Facts
with Katey Hansen, RN

Why is CBD/medical cannabis so helpful for such a wide variety of health issues and so beneficial for wellness?  Learn about our endocannabinoid system, its role in health and disease, and how this simple plant can bring our physiology back into balance. Join Katey Hansen, RN to discuss the benefits of CBD, how to choose and use a quality product, side effects, dosing and delivery methods, medication interactions, and current research.  Is CBD the healing component of cannabis and THC the recreational component?  Learn about the “entourage effect” and the value of whole plant medicine, as well as the progress towards legalization in North Carolina.

Katey Hansen, RN is a cannabis nurse and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and the Cannabis Nurse Network.  She has received formal education in cannabinoid therapeutics through the Medical Cannabis Institute, Eloise Theisen, RN, FNP of Radicle Health, Dr. Dustin Sulak, DO, and the Cannabis Nurse Network.  Through her consulting practice, Katey provides education about the use of medical cannabis for health issues and holistic strategies for cancer recovery.  Katey lives in rural Orange County where she loves hiking with her dog Gracie, gardening, and studying all things related to nutrition, holistic health, and medical cannabis.  Katey has been a RN for over 30 years, and she has received approval from the NC Board of Nursing to provide medical cannabis education.

Link: https://www.kateyhansen.com/medical-cannabis


samadhi-oasisSaturday July 20 7:30-9:00pm

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.


Saturday July 27  7:30-9:00pm
Sharing Secrets

Danielle Koppel and Berkeley Grimball sing duets, from classic Emmy Lou
Harris/ Gram Parsons numbers to Crosby Stills and Nash as well as many
originals. Both voices have tremendous range and power with a heart touching
blend whether at a whisper or a howl.



Now serving organic Counter Culture Coffee (chosen #1 in Southeast, fresh-ground & French-pressed), kratom, kava, CBD products, drinks and edibles, large selection of organic teas, smoothies, gluten-free, vegan and regular pastries and chocolates. 

During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights we have Movies-That-Matter and live music. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)