|East Bay Cohousing events calendar: Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco & beyond||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc3-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:34:18 -0700 (PDT)|
Looking to learn about cohousing and community opportunities, multigenerational and aging-in-community, in the San Francisco Bay Area's urban core? Welcome to East Bay Cohousing, where we've got more than a dozen events going on in the next two weeks, full of opportunities to connect, engage, meet cohousers and cohousing seekers, professionals and burning souls, authors and architects. Discover how to map out your path to sustainable community living, get to know your future neighbors, and get the resources you need to move from talk to action. Here's a glance at what's happening, and how YOU can be a part of it: TONIGHT (Friday): - Berkeley Cohousing member Lisa Carey speaks about her sustainable landscaping business at the Sierra Club Bay Chapter's Green Fridays potluck in West Berkeley - Cohousing movement co-founder Chuck Durrett presents the second edition of his Senior Cohousing handbook with a slide show in West Berkeley (Builder's Booksource). Come learn about local plans to start a Successful Aging "Study Group 1" course based on the Danish model Chuck writes about as a key step in the process of making intergenerational and Senior Cohousing a viable choice that meet's people's life needs. Optional no-host drinks/dinner at Brennan's afterwards. TOMORROW (Saturday): - Cohousing Coach Raines Cohen hosts a cohousing introduction at 1:30 PM at the East Bay Cohousing Clubhouse (downtown Berkeley, by the farmer's market) THIS SUNDAY (9/13): - Join East Bay Cohousing members in a fun, interactive Solano Stroll booth with the Elders' Guild, sharing resources for Aging In Community. Free Cohousing Coaching for volunteers (Solano near Tulare Ave., North Berkeley/Albany) - The Elders' Guild meets, sharing tools for community (Downtown Berkeley Library) - Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota, international expert on complementary currencies from Japan, will be presenting successful models of alternatives to the centralized monetary system as a guest of Bay Area Community Exchange (East Bay Cohousing Clubhouse, Downtown Berkeley) MONDAY 9/14: - The second meeting to explore "Backyard Neighborhood and Learning Center" community possibilities, featuring Q&A with a green realtor and Cohousing Coaches Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris, and open-space format group discussion of options for cooperation (Central San Francisco) SATURDAY 9/19: - Explore established East Bay Cohousing neighborhoods - by bicycle. Temescal Creek Cohousing co-founder Karen Hester leads this flat, easy-for-anyone journey through Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland, visiting several communities (North Oakland/Temescal) SUNDAY 9/20: - Strawberry Creek Lodge hosts a conversation about Aging In Community with Audacious Aging contributor Raines Cohen. Discussion topics will include Senior Cohousing and "Beacon Hill" Village models, as well as the community that naturally forms among longtime residents of this affordable independent-living institution (West Berkeley) MONDAY 9/21: - "Story of Stuff" animated conservation web video producer Annie Leonard (who lives in an informal cohousing-style retrofit neighborhood in Berkeley) speaks at the Commonwealth Club (Downtown San Francisco) - The Age of Stupid movie about sustainable living premiere. Join East Bay Cohousers in a field trip to see the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? (Downtown San Francisco) TUESDAY 9/22: - Fellowship for Intentional Community executive secretary Laird Schaub brown-bag lunch at a coworking space (Downtown SF) - Sustainable Business Alliance Green Book Fair features Cohousing book distributor New Village Press (based at Temescal Commons Cohousing), The Sharing Solution (book about shared work and shared living options including cohousing) local author Janelle Orsi, and Audacious Aging contributor Raines Cohen, among others WEDNESDAY 9/23: - Fellowship for Intentional Community executive secretary Laird Schaub brown-bag lunch at the Brower Center (Downtown Berkeley) SATURDAY 9/26: - East Bay Cohousing and area community land trusts participate in a Festival of Grassroots Economics, sharing community housing development and affordability strategies (Oakland Uptown) Locations, times, pricing, advance notice, and RSVP options for all these fun community-building and educational activities can be found in the world's largest intentional communities MeetUp group, now with more than 900 members: East Bay Cohousing http://www.ebcoho.org/ now part of The Hub Bay Area social-change coworking community at The Brower Center, the new ultra-green building in Downtown Berkeley I look forward to seeing some of you at some of these fun events. Coming next month (tentative, subject to change): - Climate Change Action Group lunch series (Berkeley) - Chuck Durrett on Senior Cohousing, with an aging-friendly group with a site (Mountain View) - Organizing meetings for new "shovel-ready" cohousing site (Pacifica) - Cohousing talk at Sierra Club Green Fridays (Berkeley) - EcoVillage Explorations (San Mateo) - Potential upper Fruitvale affordable land-trust cooperative cohousing community formation (Oakland) - Meet The Community Candidate: cohousers running for elected office (Emeryville) - Communal Grapevine potluck sharing collective houses best practices (Oakland) - An exploration of mini-cohousing retrofit potential site field trip (Alameda) - Exploratory meetings for new Downtown Berkeley potential cohousing site - Exploratory meetings for potential Downtown Oakland sites - West Coast Green conference (SF) - Bioneers conference (Marin) - We Live In Public documentary about a different kind of community (SF) - David Korten (from Winslow Cohousing) speaking on Spiritual Awakening (Berkeley) - Cohousing Bus Tour (Oakland) - Shelter In a Time of Storms: Building a National Movement for Housing Justice (Oakland) Raines Cohen, Cohousing Coach http://www.CohousingCoach.com/ at Berkeley (CA) Cohousing, where we hosted nearly 200 people for a wedding of two members last week - the whole community chipped in to make it a blast for all Just back from Massachusetts, where I celebrated special occasions with family, recharged by the shore, and got to visit a former Swan's Market Cohousing neighbor in Cambridge and a forming group with visions for a walkable small-town downtown green community in bucolic Westport
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