Autumn Equinox Gathering, Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar

Sunset at Solar Calendar

Solar Calendar
Cesar Chavez Park

Tuesday, September 22nd
6:15pm to 7:15 pm
Sunset @ 7 pm
Led by Rabbi David Cooper

Gathering includes:

  • Mini-workshop on Astronomy & Season
  • Celebrating the Chavez virtue:  Courage
  • Culture & Season

Links:

Sunset gatheringhttp://www.solarcalendar.org
http://www.ecologycenter.org/chavez (Cesar Chavez Commemorative Activities)
http://solarcalendar.blogspot.com (Evolution of the site)

Dress warmly ­ 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.

Thanks again to Lee Trampleasure for his photos of our gatherings, these  from the June Solstice.  http://www.bpfp.org/gallery/v/album_001/album/

Summer Solstice Gathering (11th Annual) Interim Solar Calendar César Chávez Park

Saturday, June 20th
7:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Sunset @ 8:30 pm

Led by Tory Brady, Exploratorium Teacher Institute, or Alan Gould Lawrence Hall of Science

Mini-workshop on Astronomy & Season
Celebrating the Chavez virtue:  “Determination”
Culture & Season

Dress warmly – 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.  The Memorial Solar Calendar site is located in the “on-leash” section of the park.  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.

New Year’s waterfront Walk

Berkeley Path Wanderers: New Year’s waterfront walk , Saturday, January 3, 10 a.m. View wintering waterfowl and discover how Berkeley beaches are rebuilding themselves. Binoculars are recommended. Walk is leisurely and level but not wheelchair accessible. Optional coffee/tea stop at Sea Breeze Deli. Meet at Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave. (South side, west of Adventure Playground). f5creeks@aol.com , 510 848 9358, www.berkeleypaths.org

Winter Solstice Gathering at Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar

Solar Calendar Winter Solstice
Sunday, Dec 21st
Begins @ 4:10 pm
Sunset @ 4:55 pm
Ends @ 5:10 pm
Led by Alan Gould, Lawrence Hall of Science

  • Mini-work shop on the Reasons for the Seasons
  • Cesar Chavez & Tolerance
  • Two brief introductions to Winter Celebrations:
    • Kwanzaa – Michael Miller
    • Yalda – Mojgan Saberi

Dress Warmly – The weather is part of the experience

While the Interim Solar Calendar site is primarily set up for citizen self inquiry and informal learning, a series of four seasonal gatherings are held at the site each year on the solstices and equinoxes.

These gatherings, led by interpretive specialists, will provide an explanation of how the site operates along with the overall educational purposes of the project. Each gathering will also include some aspect of the homage to César Chávez.
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Summer Solstice Gathering, Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park

Sunset at Solar Calendar 10th Annual Summer Solstice Gathering
Cesar Chavez Park
@ the Interim Solar Calendar
7:45 to 8:45 pm
Friday, June 20th

Led by Tory Brady, Exploratorium Teacher Institute

Mini-workshop on Astronomy & Season
Celebrating the Chavez virtue: “Determination”
Culture & Season

Dress warmly – The weather is part of the experience.

NOTE
We know that dog walkers are some of our biggest supporters. Unfortunately, a person suffered a serious dog bite recently at one of the gatherings. If you review the map of the park you will see that the solar calendar is in the on-leash part of the park. It makes for a more orderly and enjoyable experience for all in attendance. This is particularly important when there are a lot of people, dogs and excitement in the center circle. 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.

www.ecologycenter.org/chavez
www.solarcalendar.org