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CLASSES TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR 2016!

Dec 8,2015 - Dec 31,2016    Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am

Rainwater Catchment, Rocket Mass Heater, Tiny Home, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Cooking, Permaculture Gardening, Jewelry Making, and so much more to come. Also, is there a class you really want us to host? Do you know of some great teachers on related topics? We want to hear from you! Please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org. Be sure to include: “Classes at PLACE”, in the subject. Are you a returning teacher to PLACE? We value our Team of Teachers throughout the years of hosting some amazing classes! Thank you for participating and making our educational center a valuable community resource! Would you like to teach here again? We’d love to have you scheduled for 2016! Please fill out the Class Proposal Form that you have seen before! We look forward to hearing from you! Are you a new teacher who would like to teach at PLACE? We’d love to read your class proposal!. Please contact us by going to our contact form for teachers. We'll get back to you about your future in teaching at PLACE.


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

TINY 'TAINER WORKSHOP – HOW TO CONVERT A SHIPPING CONTAINER INTO A TINY HOME

Feb 20,2016 - Feb 21,2016    Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to convert a shipping container into a tiny home, office or studio,  come learn the nuts and bolts at this two day workshop at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland, California. Shipping containers are affordable and portable. You will get to tour a converted shipping container and get hands on experience building one out from the ground up. From designing and planning, to windows and doors you will learn from experienced builders, all levels of experience are welcome. Emphasis on non-toxic and eco friendly materials. Topics covered will range from soundproofing, ventilation and insulation to compost toilets and solar systems. Designs covered include on grid and off grid applications. Mingle with other people interested in creative living. Date: Sat, Sun Feb 20-21, 2016 Time: 10:00am-5:00pm Class Fee: Early bird is $200 EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT Feb 12, $250 after Feb 12 Work Trade: Email the Instructor, Nik Bertulis, for limited work trade positions. TO REGISTER: Please go to http://aplaceforsustainableliving.org/support/ and click on our gold "Donate" button on the middle of the page. Once in paypal, please make payment and add a note: "Tiny 'tainer Workshop". IF THERE IS ANY DIFFICULTIES, please email us at: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org with "Tiny 'tainer Workshop" in the subject line. Instructor bio:

Nik Bertulis is a designer/builder who loves tiny homes. He co-founded two design design/build collaboratives, DIG Coop and Monsoon Arsenal after working for several design/build firms including, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Arcosanti and Living Structures.  He currently lives in a converted shipping container tiny house. More examples of his work can be seen at nikbertulis.com.

 


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

LIGHTS, CAMERA, TAKE ACTION: FILM SERIES + PANEL DISCUSSION SERIES FEATURING: ART & THE MIND

Feb 21,2016 -     Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come cozy up with our wood Burning Cob Stove and some Homemade Artisan Popcorn. After the Documentary be sure to stick around for a panel discussion around the importance of the arts to the human mind, body, and soul. COST: Suggested donation $5-$20 FACEBOOK EVENT Proceeds of this event will go towards Living Dream Arts Living Dream Arts provides art programs and live performances to underserved communities in the Bay Area and around the world. We believe that creating safe spaces for individuals to explore and express themselves, collaborate with peers and experience the arts has a lasting impact on life quality, achievement and social responsibility. We support arts education through partnerships with schools, shelters, and other community institutions and reach out locally and internationally to offer these programs to youth from remote, impoverished or otherwise disadvantaged areas. Living Dream Arts began with the merger of two successful projects: VAGABOOM! and Dreamtime Circus. Both projects, believing that they could change the world through art and connect communities through play, unified and became stronger with the formation of Living Dream Arts.   SCHEDULE 5:00pm – Doors Open (Grab some Homemade Artisan Popcorn and a good seat for the movie!) 6:00pm – Film Screening: Art and The Mind (Film Length: 120 min) 8:00pm – Panel Discussion   THE FILM: ART AND THE MIND Alzheimer’s researchers call it a powerful tool to ward off dementia. At-risk teens use it to find meaning in the world around them—and in themselves. It offers healing to both chronically ill toddlers and veterans battling PTSD. What is this magical elixir? Art. Arts & the Mind explores the vital role the arts play in human development during both youth and older age, and shares stories and cutting edge scientific research on how music, dance, painting, poetry and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life.   LINKS The Film The Trailer   PANELISTS TBA: Stay tuned (on Facebook) for information on our dynamic panelists of radical artists, educators, and arts organizations!


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

MEDICINAL MUSIC AND THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS

Feb 26,2016 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DATE: Friday, February 26, 2016 TIME: 7:00pm – 10:00pm COST: Suggested Donation $15-20 Sliding Scale (No one turned away) FACEBOOK EVENT Join us every Fourth Friday (except when noted)* for an interactive musical journey around the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, a body of work created by Bay-Area elder, activist and scholar Joanna Macy, to help us stay connected to self and world through these uncertain times. The evenings follow a Spiral from Gratitude, to Honoring our Pain for the World, to Seeing with New Eyes, and into Going Forth in our work for the world. Each month will be co-hosted by Jen Myzel and a guest musician, bringing all different emanations of music and ritual to form! The series will weave original songs, group singing, altar-building, deep time practice: accessing wisdom from our past and future ancestors, partner inquiries, silent meditation, stories, insights, and other adventures yet unknown. About the Facilitator Jen Myzel is a songstress, student, and facilitator of the Work that Reconnects, whose themes are woven throughout the music. Her deepest prayer is to help heal self and world through song, live a simple life in harmony with nature, and inspire others to do the same. MORE   2016 Calendar Friday, February 26: TBA Saturday, March 26*: Melita Silberstein & Octopretzel; Family-friendly event, from 5:00-8:00pm Friday, April 22: TBA Friday, May 27: TBA Friday, June 24: TBA   WORK TRADE OPPORTUNITIES! If you are interested in work trade options for any events this month please email placeforsustainableliving@gmail.com with the subject line: “Event Work trade” making sure to mention which event you are interested in, and Molly the PLACE Events Steward will respond with ways to plug into the PLACE Community and receive free entry to our events!


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

ORCHESTRA EUPHONOS & GHOST NOTE ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Feb 27,2016 -     Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COST: Suggested donation $10-$20 FACEBOOK EVENT An evening of Klezmer, Balkan and Eastern European music with Orchestra Euphonos and Ghost Note Ensemble. Peter Bonos and his project Orchestra Euphonos will be premiering a new batch of Moldovan and Romanian songs featuring Zina Pozen (accordion), Asaf Ophir (clarinet, flute, voice) Travis Hendrix (clarinet & mandolin), Juliana Frick (contrabass) plus 2 guest percussionists: Avi Kerson and Jack Hanley. Ghost Note Ensemble will open the show, followed by two sets with Orchestra Euphonos. Ghost Note Ensemble - A time traveled musical tapestry from the Hungarian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and Jewish folk traditions featuring Joshua Laurenzi - Fidl, Mattias Kaufmann - Bayan, Jack Hanley - Mandolin & Poyk, and Anna Schlosser - Guitar


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

MARK LAKEMAN PRESENTATION – URBAN PLACEMAKING FOR CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

Mar 17,2016 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


UPDATE: WE MAY HAVE A 2 DAY WORKSHOP THAT INCLUDES AN ACTION DAY ON SECOND DAY!! PLEASE KEEP POSTED HERE FOR UPDATES COMING SOON!**

  We are super excited to announce Mark Lakeman’s return to Oakland! 1) URBAN PLACEMAKING FOR CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION— A THURSDAY PUBLIC PRESENTATION WITH MARK LAKEMAN DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2016 (THIS MAY CHANGE TO WED MAR 16TH) TIME: 7:00-9:30pm COST: $10-20 Sliding Scale WEB EVENT A public presentation by Mark Lakeman - Details TBA!   2) PLACEMAKING AMBASSADOR TRAINING — A FRIDAY WORKSHOP WITH MARK LAKEMAN DATE: Friday, March 18, 2016 (THIS MAY CHANGE TO BE A 2 DAY WORKSHOP MAR 17 & 18!)   TIME:10:00am - 5:00pm COST: $85-120 Sliding Scale* WEB EVENT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING NOW! This is a special day long workshop being offered specifically to people who represent community based organizations (schools, churches, youth, seniors, art or garden centers etc), resident or merchant associations who are interested in initiating placemaking projects with their neighborhood. Graduates from this Training are encouraged to bring this knowledge back to their respective groups and begin the process of identifying neighborhood-based placemaking opportunities. Additionally a long term goal of the Ambassador Training program is to be involved with the creation of city legislation that streamlines neighborhood placemaking projects. *If you are able to pay full price, this will help our scholarship fund for those in need of financial assistance. A BRIEF You’ll learn with others in your community about successful strategies for transforming public spaces, building partnership cultures with and within governmental bodies, and empowering the local community with tools to carry on into the future. Presented by Mark Lakeman and core members from City Repair Project, this workshop will provide a dazzling spectrum of real world tools for building participatory culture and manifesting lasting change through physical interventions. This day long workshop will also present powerful ideas for building resiliency while also addressing the seemingly inevitable effects of gentrification. Bring your own ideas because the summation of the workshop will be strategies and timelines for doing projects in the Bay area. We are taking applications for this workshop now. Please fill out our APPLICATION FORM and we’ll review and get back to you as soon as we can. If you know of anybody who would benefit with knowing about this training please forward on to them. We look forward to hearing from you. SCHOLARSHIPS PLACE has a commitment to bring the skills and tools of placemaking to leaders in communities with social and environmental challenges. Scholarships for activists, people of color and neighborhood organizers are available. Please email us with answers to these two questions: 1) Describe briefly why you are needing financial support, 2) Indicate what you may be able to offer if anything. We may not be able to provide full scholarships to everyone who asks. Please indicate in your EMAIL subject line: "Scholarship for Placemaking Training"


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees:

MARK LAKEMAN WORKSHOP – A PLACEMAKING AMBASSADOR TRAINING

Mar 18,2016 -     Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


UPDATE: WE MAY HAVE A 2 DAY WORKSHOP THAT INCLUDES AN ACTION DAY ON SECOND DAY!! PLEASE KEEP POSTED HERE FOR UPDATES COMING SOON!**

  We are super excited to announce Mark Lakeman’s return to Oakland! 1) URBAN PLACEMAKING FOR CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION— A THURSDAY PUBLIC PRESENTATION WITH MARK LAKEMAN DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2016 (THIS MAY CHANGE TO WED MAR 16TH) TIME: 7:00-9:30pm COST: $10-20 Sliding Scale WEB EVENT A public presentation by Mark Lakeman - Details TBA!   2) PLACEMAKING AMBASSADOR TRAINING — A FRIDAY WORKSHOP WITH MARK LAKEMAN DATE: Friday, March 18, 2016 (THIS MAY CHANGE TO BE A 2 DAY WORKSHOP MAR 17 & 18!) TIME:10:00am - 5:00pm COST: $85-120 Sliding Scale* ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for this TRAINING NOW! This is a special day long workshop being offered specifically to people who represent community based organizations (schools, churches, youth, seniors, art or garden centers etc), resident or merchant associations who are interested in initiating placemaking projects with their neighborhood. Graduates from this Training are encouraged to bring this knowledge back to their respective groups and begin the process of identifying neighborhood-based placemaking opportunities. Additionally a long term goal of the Ambassador Training program is to be involved with the creation of city legislation that streamlines neighborhood placemaking projects. A BRIEF You’ll learn with others in your community about successful strategies for transforming public spaces, building partnership cultures with and within governmental bodies, and empowering the local community with tools to carry on into the future. Presented by Mark Lakeman and core members from City Repair Project, this workshop will provide a dazzling spectrum of real world tools for building participatory culture and manifesting lasting change through physical interventions. This day long workshop will also present powerful ideas for building resiliency while also addressing the seemingly inevitable effects of gentrification. Bring your own ideas because the summation of the workshop will be strategies and timelines for doing projects in the Bay area. We are taking applications for this workshop now. Please fill out our APPLICATION form and we’ll review and get back to you as soon as we can. If you know of anybody who would benefit with knowing about this training please forward on to them. We look forward to hearing from you. SCHOLARSHIPS PLACE has a commitment to bring the skills and tools of placemaking to leaders in communities with social and environmental challenges. Scholarships for activists, people of color and neighborhood organizers are available. Please email us with answers to these two questions: 1) Describe briefly why you are needing financial support, 2) Indicate what you may be able to offer if anything. We may not be able to provide full scholarships to everyone who asks. Please indicate in your EMAIL subject line: "Scholarship for Placemaking Training"


Location

PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

Event Fees: