OCTOBER

Tuesday October 1 7:00-8:30pm
Poetry Open MicJoin 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 
Friday October 4 7:00-8:30pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
Brother Sun/Sister Moon

Conceived and executed in much the same visual manner as his ultra-popular ROMEO AND JULIET (1968), Franco Zeffirelli’s BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON attempts to draw parallels between the work and philosophy of St. Franci sand the ideology that underpinned the worldwide hippie movement throughout the 1960s and early ’70s.Zeffirelli’s signature lush photography and use of real architecture and settings enhances the story of this great historical figure, played by young British newcomer Graham Faulkner.

Francesco, the spoiled son of a wealthy merchant, renounces all his worldly possessions to live a simple life as a man of God. Much to the dismay of the local bishop, he gradually gains a large following.The cinematography, editing, and a romantic soundtrack by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan, reinforce the healing and influential effect St. Francis had on his followers. The script contrasts Francis’s piety and virtue with the bloated pomp of official Church doctrine, which is weighed down by internal politics. The film derives much of its strength from Faulkner as the young, battle-scarred nobleman laid low by his wartime experiences, who emerges from the horrors of conflict with a completely new and spiritual outlook on life.

The film features a cast of gifted newcomers and screen veterans, including Judi Bowker (one of the most beautiful actresses of her generation), Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham, Valentina Cortese, and Alec Guinness. With its distinctly counter-cultural feel, this unique film deserves to be treasured for its message of love and its cinematic beauty.

 

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

  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

 

Thursday Oct 10  7:00-8:00pm
CBD: History, Politics, and Legalization by Katey Hanson

Cannabis sativa is a medicinal plant that has only been illegal for a very short span of time in its long history of service to civilizations around the world. Why did cannabis become illegal? What forces were at work to create “Reefer Madness” and cannabis prohibition? Why is CBD, although federally legal, under threat in North Carolina and other states? What can NC citizens do to influence cannabis policy in our state and country? What is the relationship between cannabis and racism, social justice, corporate greed, and government?

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 an RN for over 30 years, and she is the author of “Hoping for a Cure”, a book about integrative and alternative treatment for cancer.
* October 10: History, Politics, and Legalization
* November 14: CBD for Pain, Anxiety, and Depression
* December 12: Myths and Facts related to Cannabis

For more information go to https://www.kateyhansen.com/medical-cannabis

 

shiftFriday October 11 7:00-9:00pm
Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema
The Shift with Wayne Dyer

Originally produced under the title, Ambition to Meaning. In this compelling film, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning. The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life by parents and society – which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation – are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back. Through the intertwined stories of an overachieving businessman, a mother of two seeking her own expression in the world, and a director trying to make a name for himself, this entertaining film not only inspires, but also teaches us how to create a life of meaning and purpose.

About the Actor
Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He is the author of more than 30 books, has created numerous audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Many of his books have been featured as National Public Television specials. Wayne holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. Johns University in New York.

 

Sunday October 13 6:30-8:30pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

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 October 16  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

 

samadhi-oasisSaturday October 19 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.

 

Sunday October 20  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.

 

Monday October 21  7:00-8:30pm
Meditation and Healing Workshop with Tom Spector, PhD

Tom’s Meditation Workshop is for everyone, even people who believe they could never meditate. Learn techniques to calm your busy mind and experience your precious Inner Being. Tom is internationally regarded as a refreshingly effective meditation teacher. His teachings are clear and easy to follow. They combine profound meaning with light humor. Participants regularly enjoy the benefits of meditation. Many have life-transforming experiences. Tom will also present healing techniques for stress, worry and pain. He has a special gift for helping people understand the root causes of their suffering and how to create healing.

Tom began meditating in 1968 while enrolled in a highly selective, intense graduate program at Yale University. He was struggling not only with the curriculum, but also with anger and a battered down self-esteem. Meditation clarified issues and elucidated the paths forward. Tom then completed the full PhD Program in record time. He has been teaching meditation and healing since 1976. Tom’s book, Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing and CD, Meditation and Healing, will be available at a discount. Tom lives in North Carolina with his wife, Joanna, who teaches yoga at their studio. Learn more about meditation and yoga at www.hathahouse.com.

 


Saturday October 26  7:30-8:30pm

MAGIC!! with Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor will be performing his stunning, and inspiring magic! He will take you on a journey through his life as a magician, and as a police officer. His Mentalisim magic show will be focused on the decisions you make everyday and how you are influenced everyday. Audience members will get to participate and take part in these amazing acts and you will rethink what you thought was reality. Join Steven Taylor and prepare to be amazed and inspired! What is magic? Come find out what it means to him! (Show will run approximately 45 minutes and there will be time afterwards for questions and close up magic.)

 

Sunday October 27 6:30-8:30pm
CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION: OUR LONG SLOW EMERGENCY

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.