Spring Equinox Gathering, Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar

Date and time

Saturday, March 20, 2010; 6:30 pm
Hope rock

Sunset is 7:15 pm, gathering is 45 minutes before sunset. The event ends about 15 minutes after sunset.

Event information

Led by David Glaser, Science Educator

  • A mini-workshop on the Seasons
  • Celebrating HOPE –  The Chavez virtue that is associated with the East
  • Norouz —  In the interest of sharing cultural celebrations associated with the Spring Equinox, Mojgan Saberi will give a brief overview of the Iranian Spring Festival called Norouz.

Notes

This years city-wide theme for the Cesar Chavez Commemoration (March 20th – April 23rd) is on “Teaching Tolerance.” www.ecologycenter.org/chavez

Thank you to all the dog walkers who have been helping by keeping their dogs on a leash. This is particularly important when there are a lot of people, dogs and excitement in the center circle. It makes for a more orderly and enjoyable experience for all in attendance. You are some of our biggest supporters.

Those of you who have been there in the past know that we regularly review four virtues of Cesar Chavez which are metaphorically associated with the four cardinal directions. Tolerance is also one of those virtues. And it is a good one to be reminded of as we learn to be with one another harmoniously in a special space and moment.

Links

Winter Solstice Gathering at Cesar Chavez Park

The Interim Solar Calendar
Sunset at Solar Calendar
Sunday, December 20th

4:05 to 5:05 pm; Sunset: 4:50

Gathering will be led by Alan Gould, Lawrence Hall of Science

  • Mini-work shop on the Reasons for the Seasons
  • Cesar Chavez & Tolerance
  • Winter Celebrations

Rain or shine, a couple of us will be there….

Dress accordingly – The weather is part of the experience

NOTE

Thank you to all the dog walkers who have been helping by keeping their dogs on a leash. This is particularly important when there are a lot of people, dogs and excitement in the center circle. It makes for a more orderly and enjoyable experience for all in attendance. You are some of our biggest supporters.

Those of you who have been there in the past know that we regularly review four virtues of Cesar Chavez which are metaphorically associated with the four cardinal directions. Tolerance is also one of those virtues. And it is a good one to be reminded of as we learn to be with one another harmoniously in a special space and moment.
View Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar in a larger map

New website with cultural activities in our open spaces and more.

510arts.com, World Culture in the East Bay, launches their new web site featuring cultural activities focusing on the 510 area code.

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Berkeley offers a comprehensive array of year-round cultural attractions. The Downtown Berkeley Arts District is a nationally recognized model as an arts destination and “arts led” downtown revitalization. The Arts District is centered on Addison Street; once lined with auto body shops, Addison Street now “rolls” with live theatre, live music, and performing arts education space.

Creative spirit infuses Berkeley with everyday discoveries ranging from vibrant street art and public art galleries, to major events such as the Berkeley Artisan Holiday Open Studios, and the renowned exhibitions and permanent collections at UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.

Founder’s Walk

Thursday, October 22 Berkeley Path Wanderers, 10 a.m. Join BPWA co-founder Pat DeVito on a brisk tour of her favorite paths. Includes some steep uphills and brief rest stops. Walk starts promptly at 10 and last 2.5 hours, so avoid 2-hr. parking spots around the park. Meet at Berkeley Rose Garden – near sign on Euclid Ave. Info: 510-520-3876, keithskinner.public@gmail.com, www.berkeleypaths.org