Lunar Free Skool runs from October 8, 2014 to November 6, 2014. To be apprised of class schedule changes, please refer to the web site’s front page.
To pick up a paper-copy of the calendar, see any of the following:
To pick up a printed version of the calendar, check out any of the following locations: Black Oak Coffee Roasters, Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op, Mariposa Market (Willits), Mendocino Book Company, Arbor on Main St. Ukiah Public Library, Willits Public Library, Mendocino College
To see our class listings in alphabetical order, scroll down to below the squirrel.
Acorn Processing 304 N. Spring St.
with Rain Tenaqiya – raincascadia[at]yahoo.com
Ukiah is filled with an abundance of beautiful oak and walnut trees which produce literally tons of high-quality food, most of which goes to the squirrels and jays. In this class, we will discuss and demonstrate how to harvest, store, and process acorns to provide a substantial portion of one’s diet. Rain Tenaqiya is an instructor in Sustainable Agriculture at Mendocino College.
Sat. Oct. 18th – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Animal Tracks RSVP For Location
with Don Rowe – dr02[at]donrowe.org
Learn about animal tracks in a style Tom Brown, Jon Young and others call Coyote Teaching. Bring a
Sun. Oct 12th – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Autumn Wreath Making 323 N. Main St.
with Allison – allisonhoymanbrowe[at]gmail.com
Come celebrate the changing of the seasons and create a found object wreath to adorn your home. Bring anything that feels like autumn to you and we will fashion them into a wreath. Some ideas are: fallen leaves, feathers, acorns, colored paper, ribbon, or fabric. I will have materials to form the bases, and other essentials. Don’t forget a snack to share, smiles and your imagination! See you then.
Sun. Oct. 19th – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Becoming a Human Rights Pen Pal 304 N. Spring St.
with amanda and will – wparrish[at]riseup.net
The US imprisons more people than any nation in the world, and California has one of the highest per-capita imprisonment rates of any state. In solidarity with those confined in this gulag, this workshop focuses on interfacing with the prison system and supporting prisoners in effective and compassionate ways. One of our main focuses will be supporting those who remain imprisoned for involvement in social justice and environmental struggles. Bring a pen, paper, envelope, and stamp, and we will walk you through writing and mailing a letter to a prisoner of your choice.
Sat., Nov. 1st – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Dyeing Wool With Plants to Tend Land 304 N. Spring
with burl wood – burlwood[at]riseup.net
Learn about important aspects of tending the land by harvesting blackberry leaves, Douglas fir tips, St. Johns Wort, mullein, and other prevalent species and using them to dye wool. We will be carding and spinning sheep’s wool from the Sovereign Dine’ Nation (Black Mesa, Arizona) and exploring the art of natural dyeing through boiling and fermentation processes. Join us for conversations about the resistance to forced relocation and strip mining at Black Mesa, as well as regarding sheepherding, processing wool, and caring for the lands of Mendocino County.
Sun. Nov. 2nd – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Film at the MEC: Brother From Another Planet 106 W. Standley St.
with Sandy Turner – peace[at]pacific.net
“Brother from Another Planet” is a classic Sci-Fi film from director John Sayles. It is set in mid-1980s Harlem. This film is upbeat and will get you thinking about the qualities of being human. Free refreshments and discussion after the film.
Fri. Oct. 24th – 7 p.m.
Gasland II: The Film 143 Gibson St.
with Shonduel – 462-1859, Shonduel[at]pacific.net
This is an important and timely film about the destructive practice of fracking that is sweeping across the nation and already happening in Humbolt County. Come inform yourself and find out why it is imperative that Measure S passes come the upcoming November election. Measure S protects our water by banning fracking and asserts the right of the people of Mendocino to live in a healthy and safe ecosystem and make these kinds of decisions ourselves.
Fri. Oct. 10th – 5:30-8 p.m.
Mendocino Wars of 1859-1860 304 N. Spring St.
with will firstname.lastname@example.org
Honor Indigenous People’s Day, which takes place on October 12th, by learning about and discussing the genocide of Indigenous people in what is now called Mendocino County. The little-known Mendocino War — so named by an 1860 report commissioned by the California State Legislature — was the apex of the genocidal wave of violence that marked the initial colonization of northwestern California. This class is guided by the belief that we must understand the details of this sort of painful history if we are to move through it to a better tomorrow.
Mon. Oct. 13th – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Movement For Wellness RSVP For Location
with Shonduel – Shonduel@pacific.net
It is said that most people, including athletes, only use 25 percent of their muscles, ever. Come learn about your body. We will be performing simple movements as part of a screen to see what parts of your body you can readily activate and what parts of your body need waking up which if unaddressed can predispose you to degenerative diseases (osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, thyroid dysfunction, respiratory issues). While knowledge is power, self knowledge is essential for optimal health. RSVP required.
Sat. Oct. 25th – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Oak Identification Walk in Low Gap Park
with Kerry Heise – kheise[at]copper.net
Observe the high oak diversity found in the park and learn as many as 9 oak species and several hybrids. Meet at the picnic tables next to the parking lot. This class is offered by the California Native Plant Society.
Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 – 10 am.
Palmistry and the World 101 W. Church St. #4
with Knox Gillespie – knoxg[at]pacific.net
A discussion on the basics of the palmistry and the mind. Further talks will be on :attention and it’s many variations , health of the body, IQ,BQ,EQ,; the knower. shadows of the unconscious, where are we going and what people wish to discuss. This is an open forum.
Tues. Oct. 22nd – 7-8:30 p.m.
Tomki Community Sing-a-Long 14000 Tomki Rd.
with Daniel Frey – 485-8684
Come join us for our weekly singing evening. We’ll warm up our voices, share songs, and maybe even do a little dancing. No experience necessary, all ages welcome.
Tues. Oct. 14, 21, 28 – 7 p.m.
The Moon 304 N. Spring St.
with Lucy Neely – (707) 391-0444
Our moon is absolutely freaking amazing. It choreographs and conducts life on our planet, but most of us don’t hardly know anything about it! Come learn about how the moon affects us and its myriad mysteries in this fun little interactive lecture, and then stay on for Govinda to tell you about the earth and the sun and an earth cycles way of experiencing time…
At one time it was said that the World is Flat.Now they tell us that the Sun Rises and Sets. The Sun will never move in relation to you. The Earth is spinning. It may seem like semantics, but the psychological impacts are profound. We present the 24 hour, 360 degree clock. It’s Now. Everywhere at the same time….
Tues. Oct. 21st – 6-8 p.m.
Tours of Earth and Sky Ukiah City Council Room
with Martin Bradley – bradley[at]cityofukiah.com
Dr. Joseph S. Tenn, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Physics at Sonoma State University will provide a photo presentation and lecture “From Ukiah to Yale: The Astronomical Rise of Frank Schlesinger”, Ukiah Latitude Observatory’s first observer in 1899. This is part of the ongoing City of Ukiah Open Parks-Open Skies lecture series.
Thurs. Oct. 23rd – 7:30 p.m.