What’s News • February 2011
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Season for Peace & Non-Violence Begins
on Feb. 2 at Seaside
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas will host a free special event for the community on February 2 from 7–9pm in conjunction with the United Nations launch on the same day for The 14th Annual Season for Nonviolence (www.agnt.org/node/10) inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event at Seaside Center (www.SeasideCenter.org) will include a Peace Proclamation from Encinitas Mayor James Bond and presentations from Free the Slaves, Azim Khamisa, Bill Harman of Jubilee USA; and Reverend Christian Sorensen. Inspirational music will be provided by Peggy Lebo and Ric Henry and other guests. Doors open at 6:30pm with organizations sharing materials about their work in the area of sustainable peace and nonviolence.
About a few of the presenters: Free the Slaves (FTS) (www.freetheslaves.net) was founded to liberate the approximately 27 million modern day slaves in bondage around the globe today. Azim Khamisa (www.azimkhamisa.com) lost his only son to murder as the result of a senseless gang-related incident in 1995. Following that unimaginable period for any parent, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and will deliver his inspirational message of how peace is cultivated through forgiveness. Jubilee USA (www.jubileeusa.org) is a worldwide movement to work toward a responsible and just international economy through the cancellation of third world debt. Jubilee San Diego is part of a network of 75 religious, labor, relief, environmental and human rights organizations. Contact Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. Call: 760-753-5786 or visit: www.SeasideCenter.org.
Experience western metaphysics through eastern yoga with Emma Curtis Hopkins. Considered a “teacher of teachers,” Emma is the spiritual grandmother of the modern New Thought church. Her masterpiece book, High Mysticism, is said to be one of the greatest works of Western metaphysics ever written. In Emma’s classes she will bring her very intellectual work into the body where the spiritual concepts can be experienced on a physical level using yoga, pranayama and meditation. Classes begin Wednesday, February 2 at 5:30pm. Yoga Oasis, 1450 University Avenue, #201, San Diego 92103. For more info visit: www.yogaoasis.net.
For the Fourth Anniversary Celebration of VISION: a Center for Spiritual Living, founding Minister Rev. Patti Paris has invited Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind for a special concert on Sunday, February 13 beginning at 1:30pm. Ms Nims’ passionate energy and dazzling musicianship as a solo artist creates an inspiring and unforgettable entertainment experience. She is a master of more than thirty woodwind instruments who has opened for Spyro Gyra, Joe Cocker and Boz Scaggs among others. Spirit Wind’s extensive repertoire includes Jazz, Latin, Native, Contemporary and Classic music as well as Adrienne’s own unique compositions. She believes that music is the universal language and has a very positive influence on people. Admission for the concert is only $15. Location: 11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego 92124. Visit: www.visioncsl.com for info and advance ticket sales.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego, will be giving a free concert in La Jolla Feb. 20. Known as the MLK Choir, the volunteer group consists of singers from San Diego County and Temecula. Their repertoire includes gospel music, Negro Spirituals, anthems and some classical works and is directed by Ken Anderson. A reception will follow the concert. Presented by La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Avenue, La Jolla 92037 on Sunday, Feb. 20, 7pm. Recorded Information (858) 729-5531 or visit: www.ljpresmusic.com
Crossroads New Thought Spiritual Center celebrates their 2nd Anniversary on Sunday, February 27 and the beginning of their 3rd year which promises to be one of growth and new opportunity. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities from 2-4pm and to see Crossroads’ beautiful facility, meet the ministers—Revs. Diana Swenson, Dr. Marie C. Lane, Dennis Osgood, Tony Bonaccorso—and learn about the array of programs offered at the center. Refreshments will be available. Located at 2734 Loker Avenue West, Suite H, Carlsbad 92010. For more info, call 760-431-1831 or visit: www.crossroadsntc.org
Three of San Diego’s best songwriters unite in a concert as the trio, Triptych, on Wednesday, March 2, 7pm. Peggy Watson, David Beldock and Joe Rathburn, three prominent members of the San Diego performing songwriter community, have finally be given the opportunity to perform together. Joe Rathburn’s famous songwriter showcase, The Folkey Monkey, makes its premiere at VISION. Each performer admired the others’ songs, voices, guitar playing and personality; the creation of Triptych was a natural blend of their solo careers. This will be an evening of “guitar magic” and beautiful harmonies. Their sound is a pleasant hybrid of acoustic folk, blues, and jazz infused with humor and an uplifting spiritual quality that transcends style.
Tickets are available at the door for only $10. basis Location: 11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego 92124. For further details visit: www.visioncsl.com or call 619-303-6609
The 7th Annual Health Freedom Expo (HFE): The Freedom to Know-The Power to Choose will be held Friday-Sunday, March 25–27 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach 90802. During this three-day health extravaganza attendees can shop 200 health-related exhibits and attend over 90 lectures and workshops. The Health Freedom Expo provides an opportunity to meet and speak to experts, celebrities and crusaders who defend health care freedom at the local, state national and international level. Celebrities in attendance: Kevin Trudeau, Daryl Hannah, Mariel Hemmingway, John Robbins, John Gray, and Kathy Smith among many others. Event runs Friday & Saturday, 11-7pm, Sunday 11-6pm. General Admission is $15 per day or $35 for entire event. Detailed info: www.healthfreedomexpo.com or call 888-658-EXPO.