|EBCOHO gatherings this weekend: TIC tips for good agreements, Swedish cohousing slideshow, Brigid House Party, and plan-ahead calendar||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc3-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:35:06 -0800 (PST)|
Greetings, East Bay (Berkeley/Oakland, CA) and Northern California Cohousers, cohousing seekers, future founders, and community connectors! Here's a quick round-up of upcoming EBCOHO activities this weekend: * Swedish Cohousing slideshow: Sunday morning, featuring a visiting founder of a rental cohousing community that has survived start-up struggles * Potluck: Sunday noon at The Long Haul in Berkeley, shared with both events * Tips for TIC's: How Strong Agreements can make great neighbors in Tenants-in-Common homeownership, early Sunday afternoon with Sharing Solution co-author Janelle Orsi and attorney Jesse Palmer * Elders' Guild: Sunday afternoon, featuring a visit from several folks from Sequoia Village affordable-homeowner cohousing in Sebastopol, including community co-creator Alexandra Hart (formerly of Yulupa Cohousing in Santa Rosa and Two Acre Wood) * Folsom Ecohousing site walk (East of Sacramento): Saturday morning * Brigid Collective party: Saturday evening in West Berkeley Details and RSVP links are on the home page at http://www.ebcoho.org Beyond this weekend, here's some more you can plan ahead for in the next couple of weeks: * Monday lunch: Marin Cohousing exploratory lunch gathering * Wednesday evening: East Bay Green Drinks * Thursday evening: Economics of Happiness movie showing at Berkeley's UU Fellowship. And a Katie McCamant slideshow in Sacramento * Next weekend: Commercial Urban Farming workshop (supporting members save $75!) * Next Saturday evening (Feb. 19): Eastlake Cohousing Games Night * The following Monday evening (Feb. 21): Cohousing intro & (un)common dinner at Berkeley Cohousing: A hands-on experiential workshop in cooking up community connections * Tuesday, Feb. 22: End-of-life planning presentation at Pleasant Hill Cohousing * Wednesday, Feb. 23: Transition Town Berkeley initial meeting * Thursday evening, Feb. 24: Aging-in-Community Conversation (Berkeley) * Thursday evening, Feb. 24: Relationship Economy talk (Richmond) * Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26: Zen of Eco-Action Playshop w/EBCOHO Supporting Member/artist Stephen "Mr. Fun" Kelly And for March through April, here's a sneak peek of what we're working on: * An open house or two at Triple Point cohousing, aimed at helping the community on the Oakland-Emeryville-Berkeley border find a new member. * Follow-up communal dinners building on the gathering we hosted with Amos and Annie this month. * An exclusive gathering for just our supporting members. Upgrade your membership for an invitation! * At least one workshop with Golden Gate Cohousing, a new retrofit community in North Oakland that is growing beyond the initial 7-unit house with the purchase of an additional one nextdoor. * Additional Eastlake Cohousing meetings and orientations as the group moves closer to purchasing an existing apartment building near Lake Merritt. * Further exploration of Prudence Crandall Neighborhood opportunities in North Oakland. * A Silicon Valley / Peninsula trip/events to learn about cohousing openings in Mountain View (existing intergenerational and new-build aging-friendly), Los Gatos, and San Mateo * Santa Rosa field trip to visit Yulupa Cohousing (where there are several openings for sale and for rent) and Santa Rosa Creek Commons (a 50-year-old cohousing-like community) * A Pleasant Hill Cohousing open house/tour (where there is now a home for sale) * A trip to Long Beach for the BIL "unconference" aboard the Queen Mary, featuring several workshops on cohousing, coworking, and aging-in-community * A regional cohousing gathering in conjunction with a pair of co-op conferences in Berkeley. * Kicking off the facilitation intensive series workshops, hosted at communities in Northern California * The first of the quarterly cohousing bus tours, this one touring East Bay Cohousing neighborhoods -- we'd love to organize a group purchase to make it more affordable. * A preview of the National Cohousing Conference coming to Washington,DC in June, including brainstorming about how to pool funds to send our members there. * Additional movie nights, reading circles, and study groups on community formation. * More events in San Francisco, Marin, the North Bay, the South Bay, and on weekdays. * Several talks and a reception at the American Society on Aging conference in San Francisco. * More member-led events: what would you like to talk about? What types of workshops could you help lead? Our website now lets you propose ideas and suggest relevant events and activities, and we're ready to help you learn what you need and get the word out to gather your future neighbors together. With well over 1300 members, we're still the world's largest cohousing & communities MeetUp group, thanks to your participation. And if you're going to more than three events or any one workshop, you can almost certainly save money by becoming an EBCOHO supporting member, like Chizu Omori, Elder community creator Chris Zimmerman, and Alchemist George of Oakland Morehouse did recently, not to mention our Supporting Member Groups like Eastlake Cohousing, Parker Street Cooperative, and Golden Gate Cohousing, and help us cover our costs for office and meeting-space rental, outreach, and community-building, plus get personal Cohousing Coaching. Your support is essential to maintain this level of activity and grow our networks. Raines and Betsy East Bay Cohousing http://www.ebcoho.org/
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