February 2020

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

200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510

10am – 9:00pm M-Sat // 10am – 6pm Sun


Tues FEB 4th  7pm -8:30pm
Poet’s Open Mic Night

Join Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Oasis for POETS OPEN MIC NIGHT the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7pm – 8:30pm. 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.


Wed FEB 5th and 12th  7pm -8:30pm
Wisdom Wednesdays

This February, Robert will be hosting “Wisdom Wednesdays.” Each evening we will reflect on a subject that many are struggling with and seeking to get or share wisdom in these very powerful areas of our lives, areas that are often avoided in everyday human discourse.

The first half hour will be presentations by Robert and/or short video clips from various wisdom keepers. The second half hour will be a “talking stick segment” as anyone who feels guided to can share their wisdom, challenges or insights. The goal is to join together more as community to assist each other in the challenging times we incarnated into so that we might assist others that are sent to us. Though we will certainly discuss both the emotional and mental aspects, the emphasis will be on how do we, as evolving spiritual beings going through many incarnations effectively deal with these issues and emotions.

The subjects include:
Wednesday February 5: Personal Boundaries: When Are We Giving to Others at Too Great a Cost to Ourselves
Wednesday February 12: Anxiety: Calming Ourselves In the Midst of It All
Wednesday February 19: Depression: Staying Awake on a Sleeping Planet
Wednesday February 26: Loneliness: The Existential and Personal Loneliness Inherent in Awakening Early

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 has worked closely with Hopi, Havasupai, Rasta, and Mayan Elders. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis there and in Livingston, Montana.


Thurs FEB 13th 7pm – 8:30pm
Listening for Lumen, the Muse with a Pen with Beth Burke

The higher purpose of creative writing is illumination. Whether we write fiction or nonfiction, poetry or drama, letters or journal entries,
when invited, Lumen’s light shines into and through us.
Join me in an evening of prompt writing and feel the light expand. Sharing is optional and dependent on group size. Notebooks and pens will be available on a donation basis – please bring them with you each month.

Beth is a holistic healthcare provider, a part of many local integrative
teams. She offers individual manual therapy and energy balancing
sessions, as well as guidance in the development of transformational
Self-Care practices. As a licensed massage therapist and a certified
energy healer, she works from a convenient Carrboro studio. Also see
her 90-day Master RESET Program designed for those wanting to make
a conscious and lasting shift. www.vital-living.net


Fri FEB 14th 7-8:30pm

Lillie Kolman Live with Peter Deleeuw – Spirit Soul-Folk Music

Lillie Kolman is a soul song weaver located in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Her music is rich with raw emotion, powerful melodies, and heartfelt lyrics that invite listeners into a deep space within themselves. With each pristine note, she gives voice to universal experiences that connect us all. As she sings her truth, she reminds you of yours. Peter Deleeuw’s music (and poetry) comes straight from the muse.


Sat Feb 15th 7:30-9:00pm
Live Kirtan with Samadhi

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.


Wed FEB 19th & 26th 7pm -8:30pm
Wisdom Wednesdays

This February, Robert will be hosting “Wisdom Wednesdays.” Each evening we will reflect on a subject that many are struggling with and seeking to get or share wisdom in these very powerful areas of our lives, areas that are often avoided in everyday human discourse.

The first half hour will be presentations by Robert and/or short video clips from various wisdom keepers. The second half hour will be a “talking stick segment” as anyone who feels guided to can share their wisdom, challenges or insights. The goal is to join together more as community to assist each other in the challenging times we incarnated into so that we might assist others that are sent to us. Though we will certainly discuss both the emotional and mental aspects, the emphasis will be on how do we, as evolving spiritual beings going through many incarnations effectively deal with these issues and emotions.

The subjects include:
Wednesday February 5: Personal Boundaries: When Are We Giving to Others at Too Great a Cost to Ourselves
Wednesday February 12: Anxiety: Calming Ourselves In the Midst of It All
Wednesday February 19: Depression: Staying Awake on a Sleeping Planet
Wednesday February 26: Loneliness: The Existential and Personal Loneliness Inherent in Awakening Early

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 has worked closely with Hopi, Havasupai, Rasta, and Mayan Elders. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis there and in Livingston, Montana.


Thurs Feb 27th 7 – 9pm
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