DECEMBER 2019

Special Hours:

DEC 24th Closing at 12pm & DEC 25th Closed

Join the community at Oasis for this month’s upcoming events!

See you there!

200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510

10am – 9pm M-Sat // 10am – 6pm Sun

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Tuesday December 3 7:00-8:30pm
Town of Carrboro Open Mic Poetry Night

Join the Town of Carrboro for Open Mic 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.

Thursday December 5  7:00- 8:00pm
Psychedelic Research HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND by Michael Pollan Discussion

Hosted by Glenn Withrow

Glenn Withrow is a Chapel Hill family doctor  who majored in psychology at Davidson College. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer and lived at THE FARM in Summertown, Tennessee before  getting his medical training at Duke and UNC School of Medicine. He started THE FAMILY DOCTOR at Rams Plaza in in Chapel Hill in 1985 and sold the practice in 2015.  Now he has a small family practice and works for National Geographic as the Ship Doctor on expeditions to Antarctica, Iceland, Costa Rica and French Polynesia.
His interest in Psychedelic Research began more than a year ago when he read Michael Pollan’s book “How to Change Your Mind: What The New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence.”  This book served as a catalyst for him to explore the resurgence of research in the use of psychedelic medicines to treat mental illness. 

Since then, he has read many of the sources that were quoted in the book; listened to dozens of podcasts; and watched dozens of YouTube videos.  Also, he has met with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, anesthesiologists, and a pharmacologist who are either already working in this field or who have an interest in this renewed area of psychedelic research.

Sunday Dec 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Climate Destabilization: Practices & Actions to Create Resilience 


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.

Friday December 13 1pm- 3pm
Coffee with a Cop

Come join us and the Carrboro Police Department on 12/13/2019 from 1pm to 3pm for Coffee With A Cop. Get to know your local police officers, ask questions, and have an unscripted conversation! Did we mention the coffee is free?!? Hope to see you there!

Saturday December 14 7:30-9:00pm
Samadhi LIVE!!

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 December 29th  5pm – 6:30pm
Never Dead Poets Society

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

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