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.



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.

July 21  7:00-8:30
Oasis Ted Talk & Conversations – open to all Hosted by Joesph Keasler
On the third Sunday of the month, we will be hosting Ted Talks & Conversation

Will gather at Oasis coffee shop in Carrboro to watch 2-3 TED Talks and have some  reflective conversations about the ideas in each talk. You are invited to arrive between 6:30 – 7:00 and get a drink. The plan is to start the first video by 7:00 pm.

Some questions will consider:
* What did you learn?
* Did anything in the talk change your mind?
* Does it resonate with you?
* Does it inspire you to take action?

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

Let us know if you have favorite Ted Talk for us to consider.


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.

Sunday July 28 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 31 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.


Saturday August 3  7:30-9:00pm
Steve Taylor and his MAGIC!!

My name is Steven Taylor. I am a magician who has was born and raised in the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area. I have been performing magic since I was a kid, and specialize in up close card magic. I have recently put together several stand up shows that focus on audience participation, stories from my life, and experiences as a police officer. My main stand up show is a mentalism show, but for OASIS I have put together a special show packed full of many effects. This show will run longer than my normal 45 minute show. Prepare to be amazed and learn about the different subjects of magic. You will discover how we can all use magic in our life and share magic with the rest of the world!

Sunday, August 4, 6:30-8:30
Ted Talk & Reflections for Women 50+ at Oasis
( Private Event)
Hosted by Pamela B. Moore for FFFFP MeetUp group

This months event is full.  Please join our MeetUp group so you can be part of future Ted Talk and Reflections at Oasis.

Let’s gather at Oasis for the first Sunday of the month to watch 2-3 TEDTalks and have some deep reflective conversations about the ideas in each talk with members of Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter Meetup group.

Follow these steps if you want to join our private event you need to:

1) Create an account on Meet Up.com

2) If you are Female Past Fifty then join Finding Female Friends Past Fifty/Chapel Hill+ Chapter. NOTE: once you register into the group it can take a few days for final approval.

3) After you have been excepted into our FFFPF Meetup group then register for the event: Ted Talk & Reflections for Women 50+ at Oasis https://www.meetup.com/Finding-Female-Friends-Past-Fifty-Chapel-Hill/ 5)

Suggest you register early, space is limited and does sell out quickly.
For more event details go to the MeetUp – Ted Talk & Reflections for Women 50+ at Oasis

Wednesday August 7 7:00-8:30pm
Guidance-based Decision Making from the Heart, Mind & Spirit Robert Roskind of Oasis

Decision making – it defines much of our life, who we really are as a person and how much joy or pain, success or failure we create in our lives. Most of our decisions are effected, even warped, by our fears, ego, pleasuring, romantic fantasies, and/or our desires to be perceived in a certain way by others.

There is, however, a clearer way to make decisions in our lives, both large and small and that is to release as much fear and ego defining as possible and open to guidance from your Higher Self. It will be offered, both through outer signs and inner guidance. It leads us to our true path that we incarnated here to walk.

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.




199468-1Saturday August 9  8:00-9:30pm FREE!

Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie: Seven Years in the Counterculture

A one-man play by author and Oasis founder Robert Roskind, set to photos and the music of the era!

The counterculture of the 60s and 70s has been viewed as everything from naive to hedonistic. However, most of these views were formed by observing the movement from the outside. “Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie” offers a vastly different perspective, one developed from within. After graduating college in 1968, Robert Roskind hit the road for seven years. Roskind’s travels lead him into the heart of the counterculture–to Esalen Institute, Tassajara Hot Springs, Big Sur, Vancouver Island, the communes of Oregon and North Carolina, Altamont Pop Festival, Mt. Shasta, the Haight-Ashbury and the “motherland”–Northern California. His personal odyssey, sometimes profane and funny, sometimes profound and serious, reveals this tumultuous era as a cultural and spiritual renaissance that birthed many of the solutions to problems humanity now faces.

MERobert 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.



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.)