Oct. 23 — Creativity Workshop for All Levels

All are welcome to explore your creative side. For those who have never done art ever before and for artists of all levels. Supplies will be included. There is no wrong way to do this. Muralist and fine art instructor, Linda Luisi will guide you with a fun learning experience.

www.LindaLuisi.com

Questions call Linda: 760-944-8991.

This will be right after service. Bring a snack/drink if you need to.

Do any of the following descriptions fit you?

* You’re a parent seeking “a village” to help raise your kids
* You’re an Empty Nester (or a grandparent whose grandkids live far away) and you miss the buzz and chatter of children
* You’re not a parent (or grandparent) yet, but you’d like to know what it’s like
* You love awesome people, helping one another and having fun

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these categories, consider this your formal invitation to join The Willage at UUFSD. Many of us consider the congregation “a family” of sorts, and The Willage is taking that idea to another level by organizing events, outings and other ways for families to help families. Example: The Willage has monthly “No Judgment” potluck — you bring whatever you’ve got in the fridge or the pantry, nobody complains and we all enjoy one less night of cooking. We’re working to organize a co-op babysitting system where parents (or older folks with childcare experience) babysit on a volunteer or trade basis. We help each other save money through referrals, recommendations, Halloween costume exchanges, you name it. We organize outings for families (example: we’ve got a group outing planned Oct. 8 in Carlsbad to attend a gallery exhibition and family art-making event on the concept of “home”). Mainly, we&#039 ;re just trying to make it easier for one another to get by in this world, like any good village does.

We do most of our coordinating/organizing via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1774013679500845/ (if you have a Facebook account, click on the link to submit a request to join). For those not on Facebook, email Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.comto get your name in our directory. Let us know what you’re interested in — outings, babysitting, swaps, etc. Everyone is welcome — the more Willagers, the better!

Oct. 29 — Death Cafe – North County Coastal

For the third consecutive year, UUFSD will be hosting a Death Cafe — an opportunity to talk openly about death and dying in a neutral, confidential and (believe it or not) lively environment. Death Cafe is a non-profit international movement that grows in popularity every year, and many people are now adding the Death Cafe experience to their bucket lists (fittingly so!).

The event is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Core Area and is free of charge, open to all and offered with no intention of leading participants toward any conclusion, product or course of action. The sole objective of the Death Café experience is to increase awareness of death, while helping people make the most of their lives. This event is always packed and we do expect a waiting list.

You can register at bit.ly/deathcafencc, or email Tiffany Fox tiffanymfox@gmail.com for more details.

 

Oct. 8 — Encinitas Advaita Vedanta Meetup

This is a fortnightly discussion and meditation session taking place every other Saturday, on the practice of Vedantic (non-dualism) philosophy. I will share a personal practice of studying, reflecting and meditation with like-minded seekers in a friendly, introspective and earnest environment. Vedanta is rigorous introspection, and witnessing the mind’s clockwork, nudged by a few words of self-realization documented by masters.

Participation is completely free, in keeping with the traditions of Vedanta.

Structure

• 5:00-5:10 PM: settling in and smiling at each other :) 5:10 PM doors close: interruption will be distracting for all of us!
• 5:10 PM – 5:40 PM: Mindful discussion of an introductory text on Vedanta.
• 5:40 PM to 6:00 PM or longer. First 20 minutes sitting silent meditation
• 6:00 PM to 6:05 PM. Walking meditation (pradakshina). Great to overcome discomforts with holding a prolonged posture!
• 6:05 PM to 6:20 PM. Second sitting meditation.
• 6:20 PM to 6:30 PM is reserved for mindful sharing and questions, and Himalayan chai-time!

Note–

Meditation pillow/seat/support: please bring your own!

Obviously, confirming personal biases or propaganda of any specific religious sect, clan or guru is NOT the scope of this meetup: it is to mindfully discuss the philosophy and wisdom of Vedanta in a brotherhood/sisterhood of earnest seekers. I am not a teacher, just a diligent student/practitioner who has studied Vedanta formally for many years, and think others may benefit from the practice as much as I have.

The teacher/Guru is Vedanta.

Location: Treetop

Learn more at: https://www.meetup.com/Encinitas-Advaita-Vedanta-Meetup/

Sept. 25 — ARTisan Appetizers with ART Appreciation

LAST CALL!
ARTisan Appetizers with ART Appreciation
New Date-Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Re-Scheduled Auction Event so that more people can join us!

Location- The home of John Atcheson and Linda Pratt (Rancho Bernardo)
-$45 per person donation to UUFSD

Enjoy tasty appetizers and libations in the cozy home of hosts Linda Pratt and John Atcheson, with a lively slide presentation and fun creativity workshop with Linda Luisi, muralist and fine art instructor. (www.LindaLuisi.com ) View slides of art to learn more about what goes into an artwork and see clever ways different artists delight and surprise us. Then have fun with your own creativity. You are invited to watch or even participate (hands-on) as we experiment with creative and colorful ideas. Supplies included. There is no wrong way to do this! Have fun learning about art and being creative.

Contact Linda Pratt at lgpratt@sbcglobal.net to reserve a spot!
New Date-Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Re-Scheduled Auction Event so that more people can join us!

Location- The home of John Atcheson and Linda Pratt (Rancho Bernardo)
-$45 per person donation to UUFSD

Enjoy tasty appetizers and libations in the cozy home of hosts Linda Pratt and John Atcheson, with a lively slide presentation and fun creativity workshop with Linda Luisi, muralist and fine art instructor. (www.LindaLuisi.com ) View slides of art to learn more about what goes into an artwork and see clever ways different artists delight and surprise us. Then have fun with your own creativity. You are invited to watch or even participate (hands-on) as we experiment with creative and colorful ideas. Supplies included. There is no wrong way to do this! Have fun learning about art and being creative.

Contact Linda Pratt at lgpratt@sbcglobal.net to reserve a spot!

Oct. 29 — Death Cafe

Death Cafe is a non-profit international movement that brings people together to have a lively conversation about death while enjoying tea and cake. Death Cafes offer an open, neutral and confidential space. This event is open to all and is offered with no intention of leading participants toward any conclusion, product or course of action. The sole objective of the Death Café experience is to increase awareness of death, while helping people make the most of their lives. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required (link will be added later), and while event is free, a small donation is encouraged to help cover related expenses.

For more information, contact tiffanymfox@gmail.com.

Sept. 22 — A Climate Solution: Presentation by Dr. T. Todd Elvins

A Climate Solution that Strengthens the Economy and Creates Jobs.
Presentation by Dr. T. Todd Elvins
September 22nd, 6:00-7:30pm at the Leichtag Foundation, Barn 2, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas

Dr. Elvins is an engineer, entrepreneur, and executive with 25 years of leadership success. For ten years, starting in 1988, he teamed with earth, ocean, and space scientists at the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center. Today, Elvins serves on the executive team at a San Diego cleantech company and is a Speakers Bureau Action-team Co-lead at Citizen’s Climate Lobby. He holds a PhD in Engineering from UCSD.

North County Climate Change Alliance http://ncccalliance.org More info: (760) 920-1111 or info@ncccalliance.org

Sept. 25 — Social Justice Action Quarterly Meeting

The UUFSD Social Justice Action Group will hold a quarterly meeting on Sunday, September 25, in Founders Hall, from 12:20 to 1:45 pm. Light lunch is included. Our agenda includes current and future Social Justice programs for 2016-2017. Among the agenda items is whether to hold our yearly vigil, in December, in memory of the children and teachers who were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We are looking for a coordinator to organizing this vigil. Steve Bartram, who recently stepped down as the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force coordinator, and has extensive expertise from organizing previous vigils, has indicated a willingness to assist the new coordinator.

If you are interested please contact Irv Himelblau at socialaction@uufsd.org.