Jul 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Art Halifax 2018 Gala Event: You will enjoy multiple festival activities including fine art live demonstrations, artist talks and discussions with folk- pop singer and music performances. ** Artist Talk By Beverly Hubley Beverly Hubley, our Guest of Honour from Halifax CANADA, will tell us about her art story, the interaction of life, paint and canvas through her career, accompanied by a display of some of her beautiful artworks.   More info about the artist:   http://artzoneweb.com/artists/beverly_hubley ** Live portrait painting demonstration: By Liz Adams-Jones Liz Adams-Jones, our Guest of Honour from New York USA, wll do this live demo accompanied by background music. She will answer your questions after the demonstration. More info about the artist:  http://www.lizadamsjones.com/ ** Music & Songs by Campbell+Green Campbell+Green, Folk-pop singer songwriters, will perform some of their beautiful music and songs from  their newest album. This will be the official launch of their new CD release.  More info about the artist:  http://campbellandgreen.ca/   ** Live painting demonstration: By Taher Abdelazeem Taher Abdelazeem, our Guest of Honour from Cairo EGYPT, will do this live demo accompanied by background music. He will answer your questions after the demonstration.  More info about the artist:   https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Taher-AbdElAzeem-145815948806285 See other festival events:    https://arthalifax.com/festival-events

Jul 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Service Corporation International is looking to meet individuals interested in a Pre-Planning Advisor (Sales Counselor) Professional Opportunity!!     Date:              Wednesday, July 17, 2018 Time:              11:00AM OR 3:00PM Location:        Eternal Hills Memorial Park                                       1999 El Camino Real                                      Oceanside, CA 92054            Position Available: Pre-Planning Advisor (Sales Counselor)   Overview: For the third year in a row, Selling Power Magazine ranked SCI/Dignity Memorial on their list of “The 50 Best Companies to Sell For”. This ranking was determined by our compensation, training, reputation, and consumer growth. We are growing our sales team by 30% this year to meet the increasing demand for our products and services. This opportunity represents unlimited potential for income, leads, and career advancement!   This is not just a job. It’s a meaningful career in sales that make a difference in the lives of people we serve while providing you an opportunity you will love.     Our Advisors assist families, most often in a home sales presentation, by helping them make decisions about the planning of their Funeral Services and Cemetery Property needs in advance of their time of need. Truly a career you can feel GREAT about while still earning a terrific income.   We provide excellent structured training in the classroom, in the field, and on-line through our award winning Dignity University.   Accountabilities: The Pre-Planning Advisor (PPA) reports to the Pre-Planning Sales Manager and is accountable for pre-need funeral and/or cemetery arrangements sales. The Pre-Planning Advisor plays an essential role in generating revenue for the funeral home and/or cemetery as well as acting as the primary contact for families within the community. The PPA assists in growing market share through presentations of the Dignity Memorial® Personal Planning Guide and group seminars focused on pre-need protection and services to families.   The Pre-Planning Advisor establishes strong business relationships with community and civic organizations, businesses and individuals and always demonstrates a professional manner and exemplary personalized service. Personal generation of leads is integral to success. Compensation is entirely commission-based.   Responsibilities Pre-Planning Advisor consistently build relationships and work cooperatively with the sales and operations staff. Collaboration and teamwork (with sales counselors, sales manager and other members of funeral home and/or cemetery staff) result in seamless, high quality service to ensure customer satisfaction. Consistently networks and builds relationships to sell pre-need funeral arrangements using company tools, processes and standards. Build Relationships with Families: Demonstrates customer service to ensure satisfaction and long term relationships.       Consistently builds relationships and works cooperatively with the Funeral Director and other funeral home and/or operations staff.   We Offer: Unlimited Income Potential via a commissioned incentive package Stability – SCI is the nation’s LARGEST provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services Full benefits available (Including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Tuition Assistance Program, PLUS a 401K with a GENEROUS company match) Best in class ~ Professional Training State of the Art Electronic Contract Hardware & Software Best in Class ~ Technology and Sales Operating Systems Flexible Hours Career Advancement Opportunities   Requirements & Qualifications: Equivalent to high school education and 1-2 years of college or an equivalent of education and experience One to two years industry experience would be an asset Sales experience is helpful but not mandatory Comfortable with in-home sales and conducting group presentations A good driving record / Valid driver’s license Solid work history Must submit to and pass a pre-employment background check / drug screening test High level of comfort in using computer systems within a sales environment Previous experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems is a plus High level of integrity, dedication, and desire to succeed Desire to help others, and earn a competitive income Ability to work well as part of a team or independently Creative, Outgoing and Energetic Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply Life insurance license preferred or willing to obtain   SCI Overview: Who We are. What We do.   SCI is more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe. We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.   As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.   Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V   HireLive is the leading Sales, Retail and Management recruiting firm nationwide. We work with multiple Fortune 500 companies to help them find top talent. To be considered for other opportunities in your area visit www.HireLive.com for more information. HireLive focuses on bringing candidates and companies together.  

Jul 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Maureen St. Germain, the host of La Jolla Elite Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at the Hennessey’s Tavern on Wednesday, July 25th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. Hennessey's La Jolla is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Maureen St. Germainhttps://maureenstgermain.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater La Jolla-San Diego, California area: Solana Beach, CA, San Diego, CA, Coronado, CA, Encinitas, CA, National City, CA, La Mesa, CA, Lemon Grove, CA, Poway, CA, Santee, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Chula Vista, CA, El Cajon, CA, La Presa, CA, Bonita, CA, Bostonia, CA, La Jolla Shores, CA, Easter Cross, CA, The Muirlands, CA, La Jolla Hermosa, CA, Elvira, CA, Ladrillo, CA, Pacific Beach, CA, University City, CA, North Clairemont, CA, Campland on the Bay Trailer Park, CA, Mission Beach, CA, Sorrento, CA, Riviera Shores, CA, Selwyn, CA, De Anza Trailer Harbor, CA, Fiesta Shores, CA, Clairemont, CA

Jul 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Scott Agnew, the host of Coronado Elite Networking Group Powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Coronado Bayside Grill on Wednesday, July 18th, between 6 PM - 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Coronado Bayside Grill is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks.Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327. Scott Agnew http://scottagnew.yourkwagent.com/  Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater San Diego, California area: National City, CA, Chula Vista, CA, Imperial Beach, CA, Bonita, CA, Lemon Grove, CA, La Mesa, CA, La Presa, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Tijuana, Mexico, El Cajon, CA, Rancho San Diego, CA, Santee, CA, Bostonia, CA, Lakeside, CA, Barrio Logan, CA, Sherman Heights, CA, Grant Hill, CA, Logan Heights, CA, Golden Hill, CA, Fort Rosecrans, CA, South Park, CA, Five Points, CA, La Playa, CA, South Crest, CA, Hillcrest, CA, Shelltown, CA, Loma Portal, CA, Mount Hope, CA, Old Town San Diego, CA, Fleetridge, CA

Sep 20, 2018 8:00 PM

The Cultural Básico Dance Club Inc. is proud to bring to you the 2nd Annual Brazilian Zouk Encounter Dance Festival in San Diego on September 20 - 24th, 2018. The event will include International, National & Local Artists, BZDC Jack & Jill competition and unique group activities that will ensure to make your SD Zouk Encounter experience unforgettable!! Let’s dance and make this event one of the best zouk festival on the West Coast!!2 rooms for night party this year.Brazilian Zouk and Kizomba/Urban Kiz Room.www.zoukencounter.comPurchase tickets through this link..https://cbdclub.ticketspice.com/zouk-encounter-dance-festival-san-diego-2018Program Schedule -Thursday - Pre Party8p - 9p Class9p - 2a SocialFriday2p - 4p Workshops5p - 8p Balboa Park Food Truck Festival8p - 10p Workshops10p - 5a SocialSaturday10a -12p Workshops12p - 1p MC "not so shy guy" Alex Chang Thang2p - 8p Workshops / Jack n Jill Prelim9:30pm Shows12a - 5a SocialSunday11am - 8pm Workshops / Jack n Jill Final9:30p - Artists Jack n Jill / Trophy announcement10p - 5am SocialMonday - After Party12p - 4p Seaport Village ______________________________________________Artists Confirmed - ★ Kadu & Larissa (LA/AUS/Brazil)★ Evelyn Magyari (Honolulu, HI)★ Renata & Bruna (Brazil)★ Rachel & Renato (Brazil)★ Thayna & Leo (Brazil)★ Ivo Vieira (Miami, FL)★ Shani Mayer (LA, CA)★ Brunno & Paula (SD, CA)★ Bruno & Fae (Denver, CO)★ Marissa & Rinaldo (OC, CA)★ Hannah Miller-Jones (Austin, TX)★ Stephany (LA, CA)★ Robert Luu (Seattle, WA)★ Hisako (NY/Japan)★ Terrisa Widener (DC, VA)★ Yuan (SD, CA)★ Lionel Henry (IE, CA)★ Abe & Jess (SD, CA)Kizomba Artists -★ Eddie Hercules (SF, CA)★ Ivo Vieira (Miami, Fl)★ Lucero & Felipe (TJ, MX)★ Luiz E Ignacia (IE, CA)DJs -★ DJ Kadu★ DJ Selo★ DJ Mocha★ DJ Archie★ DJ Rachel★ DJ Viktor ★ DJ Peter★ DJ Javi★ DJ Rey CuaMaster of Ceremonies - ★ MC "Not so Shy Guy" Alex Chang (NY)MEDIA TEAM - ★ Daniel Walker (USA) - Videographer★ Neel ZoukSoul (UK) - Videographer★ Graziella RZ (AR) - Photographer★ MORE TO BE CONFIRMEDSTAY TUNED FOR MORE ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS, SURPRISES, & INFORMATION!★ VENUE - Starlight Dance Studio6506 EL CAJON BLVD # H SAN DIEGO, CA 92115FREE PARKING★ MAIN HOTEL - Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU6474 El Cajon BlvdSan Diego, CA 921151-2 min walk to Venue$129.86 USD/night + tax2 Queen BedsAmenities: Max. 4 occupancy, Free continental breakfast, Free WiFi, Free Parking, outdoor heated pool, microwave and refrigerator.Call and mention “Zouk Encounter Dance Festival San Diego” to get the group rate.1-619-582-3088_______________________________________________OPTION 2:Howard Johnson Inn San Diego State University Area6440 El Cajon Blvd,San Diego, CA 92115https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/3 min walk to VenuePrice range: $105 – $132/night + tax2 double bedsAmenities: Free Parking, Free Breakfast, Free WiFi, Outdoor Pool.__ [ ZESD TEAM ] ____________Johnny Basico ~ Angela Beatriz ~ Stephany Estrin ~ Abraham Herrera ~ Jessica Guadian ~ Lionel Henry ~ Little Howie About the organization (CBD Club) http://cbdclub.org/Cultural Basico Dance Club Inc. is a non profit organization that's incorporated in the state of CA. The club organizes cultural dance programs and events for the community through dance training, workshops, history, arts, and performances.Through out the year we will be organizing group fundraisers from which the funds will go towards the Zouk Encounter Dance Festival to help with expenses and to be in a position to offer more affordable low cost passes to the community for our events as well as giving sponsorship to other dance festivals to help grow the community. To stay updated please follow our group page. Thank You!!https://www.facebook.com/cbdclub.org/https://www.facebook.com/zoukencounter/ Cheers, Johnny

Jul 17, 2018 12:00 PM

Are You Getting Business From Instagram?If you're selling homes in the US, your customers are probably between 30 & 65 years old. And that means your target demographic is on Instagram! Instagram is a great place for you to share your story and help prospects understand why they should be working with you before they contact you! On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at the Business Center of La Mesa, you are invited to attend a free, live Lunch & Learn titled Instagram For REALTORS®: How To Attract New Followers And Convert Them Into Clients. During this live, hands-on training you will learn:1.) How To Use Instagram To Find Your Ideal Demographic2.) How To Build Your Instagram Following so You Can Reach More Prospects3.) How To Convert Your Followers Into Qualified Buyers & Sellers4.) How To Use Instagram Short Videos & Perfectly Filtered Photos To Share Your StoryToday The trainer for this live, one-time event is Mr. Erik Hammond, Realtor Marketing Specialist for The Orange Stack. The Orange Stack is a premier marketing agency based in Southern California that specializes in Digital Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Professionals. Erik, provides training for loan officers, and real estate agent all around the US, on how to efficiently and effectively market their businesses using the power of the internet. Erik has trained thousands of professionals on how to implement the best, most effective, real estate specific digital marketing strategies available. Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 @ 12 p.m.Business Center of La Mesa7317 El Cajon BlvdLa Mesa, CA  91925Lunch Is Free (RSVP Required)Catered By RubiosThis Event Is Free & Open to All Real Estate Professionals.Seating is Limited, RSVP Today!  

Aug 04, 2018 7:00 PM

Pictured L-R: Vanessa Briones, Marilyn Montufar, Enio Hernandez & DJ Chilly. Photos by, L-R: Vanessa Briones, Jessica Chou, Vanessa Briones & Farah Sosa.  Join us for an discussion with artists Enio Hernandez, Marilyn Montufar, and Vanessa Briones, the exhibiting photographers in “Latinidad in Focus: Sin fronteras,” as they reflect on their experiences as first generation Americans and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about immigration and immigrant culture. They'll discuss their artistic practices and the curatorial concept behind the exhibition (on view in the Beach House Gallery through September 6, 2018). Each address the importance of photography today as a tool for communication, storytelling, and social change, in an era of fabricated truths. The artists' mentor and Professor of Photography at East Los Angeles College Mei Valenzuela will be a guest moderator for this event. The discussion will be prefaced by a set from DJ Chilly, and a question session will follow. Marilyn Montufar uses photography to advocate for and inspire social change. She was born in Los Angeles, California, received her B.F.A. in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY and furthered her training abroad in Mexico and Italy. Enio Hernandez was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and received his B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work expands on the cultural vernacular of the Chicano experience through a series of photographs and mixed media works that explore themes of race, language, sexuality, and identity. Vanessa Briones was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her practice predominantly focuses on contemporary Latino culture, through the lens of portraiture and urban landscapes in Los Angeles. DJ Chilly is a DJ, creative producer/audio editor, and writer for Seattle-based radio station KEXP 90.3fm / www.kexp.org . He's the producer and host of KEXP's modern Latin mixshow "El Sonido" (Mondays 6-9pm PST), and is also a club DJ with the Seattle Latin/global bass crew. The focus is on new music and the growing Latin alternative scene, but traditional styles, both old and new are also regularly spotlighted. There's tons of fresh contemporary flavors to enjoy from hip-hop, nu-cumbia, indie-rock, reggaeton and dance punk to indie-folk, tropical bass, reggae, funk and more. Radio show link: https://www.kexp.org/shows/ElSonido/ About the exhibition:“Latinidad in focus: Sin fronteras” is a group exhibition featuring artists Marilyn Montufar, Enio Hernandez and Vanessa Briones. Through the display of this work, which presents communities, stories, and individuals in Los Angeles and abroad, the artists hope to further the dialogue about immigration and immigrant culture in the U.S. Reflecting on the current political climate as well as on their experiences as first-generation Americans, they document Latino communities in the United States and Latin America, exploring identities forged across a multinational context. In Colombia, Brazil, and Guatemala, Enio Hernandez captures the natural landscape and individuals’ relationship to their environment in their own homelands. Marilyn Montufar photographs acquaintances and friends, currently focusing on communities in Los Angeles and Mexico. Her intention is to give a voice and face to people marginalized by society; individuals on the social, economic and racial peripheries. Vanessa Briones captures beauty in the banal, employing a baroque sensibility in the utilization of color palettes and subject matter that blur the boundaries of traditional and contemporary modes of Latino representation. Beach=Culture programs are made possible by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. smgov.net/arts #ArtSaMo By registering for this program via this eventbrite page, you consent to receiving occasional email about Beach House events from [email protected],net. You can unsubscribe, or change your preferences at any time using the “unsubscribe” or “manage preferences” links on these emails.  Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site. Picnickers welcome (no pets, alcohol or glass permitted onsite.)  Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. Arrive by 15 min before start time to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email [email protected] We appreciate your keeping in touch! Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. Parking: The parking rate is Apr - Oct: $12/day or $3/hour; Nov - Mar: $8/day or $3/hour, payable at the park and pay machines in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Credit cards or exact change only. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For other parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details. Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture. General Info: For hours, events and more, visit annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer and 3pm in the off season, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Jul 28, 2018 5:30 PM

how ancient does your body feelwhen you finally come home to yourself? — Damneet Kaur Join us at Decolonize Your Body: an evening of art and performance exploring the reclamation of our bodies from colonial and eurocentric expectations. Decolonize Your Body aims to explore issues such as racialized violence, eurocentric beauty standards and reclamation of identity through artwork and performances by people of colour. Date: Saturday, July 28th Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Unit 5 Gallery - The Yard, Yorkton St, Hackney, E2 8NH Nearest Tube Station: Hoxton (8 minute walk) Tickets: pay what you can Proceeds from ticket sales cover event production costs and support our artists. There will also be an artist box at the event where you can contribute funds to the artists and performers who will be sharing their beautiful work with us. ___________________________ Artists and Speakers Shagufta K Iqbal / @shaguftakiqbalpoet Shagufta is an award-winning artist and poet who uses arts to reach out and engage with audiences who feel their experiences are not reflected within traditional and mainstream arts. Described by Gal Dem as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.’ Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’, has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass in its exploration of cities, cultures, race, food and family’. She has been performing and leading workshops for several years and has studied English Literature, Creative Studies and Gender Studies at Bath Spa University and Swansea University. Amrit Matharu / @amarettosworld Amrit is a BBC radio host, journalist and blogger who believes in embracing the positive. Having grown up in the small market town of Northampton with the absence of Asian friends, Amrit finds herself fascinated with topics and ideas within the Asian culture, especially those that are not necessarily explored so openly. In 2013, Amrit completed her degree in English Language and English Literature at De Montfort University whereby she produced an academic thesis on the exploration of the British-Asian female in novels by Nisha Minhas. Since university, her passion for such topics have centralised around the wider British-Asian ideologies that articulate through tradition and culture. Jasmin Sehra / @jasminsehra Jasmin Sehra is a London based artist passionate about music, empowerment and positivity through the arts and fashion whereby her work specifically focuses on portraiture, typography and music. Alumna of London College of Communication in Graphic and Media Design, she has been commissioned twice by MTV to design artwork for their London headquarters. She curates, styles and shoots her own photoshoots for her blog Paradise Girl and hosts a monthly radio show on platform Reform Radio. She has been featured on platforms including Mass Appeal and Refinery 29 as well as panel talks and short videos for London Fashion Weekend Festival and BBC Three.  Amani Saeed / @amaniexchange19 Amani Saeed is a London-born American-British-Indian-Middle-Eastern-etc spoken word artist. She is a member of the poetry collective The Yoniverse and has worked with the Roundhouse, the BBC, and the Huffington Post, among others. Her recently published collection with Burning Eye, Split, tackles a range of issues including the struggles of having a multifaceted identity, how to love after abuse, and being a ‘bad Muslim.’ Amani’s poetry has been described as ‘electric,’ ‘strident,’ and ‘brave.’ You can find more details about Amani at www.amani.life. Salma El-Wardany / @salmaelwardany Half Egyptian, half Irish writer, Salma El-Wardany is crazy, mad passionate about the female experience and how feminine identities are constructed and played out in today’s world. She’s currently working on her debut novel Burkas & Bikinis, building her own marketing business, and writing and performing spoken word poetry across the US and UK. You can find her drinking tea, eating copious amounts of cake and dressing down the patriarchy at every available opportunity. Damneet Kaur / @_dkaur Damneet Kaur is a writer and poet based in San Francisco, CA. Moving to the United States from Punjab, India at a young age and growing up in the community of Barrio Logan in San Diego, CA, Damneet connects her childhood experiences to her writing. She values and dedicates her time to the community that has raised her. As a first generation, low-income woman of color, Kaur finds it important to nurture the growth of our youth. For her, poetry is one of the truest and most ancient forms in which people are able to tell their stories, validate their experiences and find solidarity amongst each other. Intersecting her Punjabi culture into the [email protected] community she was raised in, she hopes to create bridges that will empower women of color, while eliminating the illusion of borders. Jasmin Kaur / @jusmun Jasmin Kaur is a writer, illustrator and spoken word artist living on unceded Sto:lo territory. Her writing, which explores otherness, decolonization and the beauty of resistance, acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. As a creative writing facilitator and teacher, Jasmin has been facilitating artistic workshops for young people for the last several years. Currently working on her debut poetry collection, her poetry and articles have been published in Harper's Bazaar India, NR Magazine, KaurLife Magazine and the Sikh Formations Journal.

Aug 03, 2018 6:30 PM

how ancient does your body feelwhen you finally come home to yourself? — Damneet Kaur Join us at Decolonize Your Body: an evening of art and performance exploring the reclamation of our bodies from colonial and eurocentric expectations. Decolonize Your Body aims to explore issues such as racialized violence, eurocentric beauty standards and reclamation of identity through artwork and performances by people of colour. Date: Friday, Aug 3rd Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Impact Hub - 58 Oxford St, Birmingham, B5 5NR Tickets: pay what you can Proceeds from ticket sales cover event production costs and support our artists. There will also be an artist box at the event where you can contribute funds to the artists and performers who will be sharing their beautiful work with us. ___________________________ Performers Amerah Saleh / @voiceofthepoets Amerah Saleh is a spoken word artist born and bred from Birmingham. Her Muslim Yemeni roots give her space to get lost and found on multiple occasions between identity. She is the Co-Founder of Verve Poetry Press and a Producer at Free Radical as part of The Beatfreeks Collective. Amerah has performed all around Europe and has released her first collection called ‘I Am Not From Here’ in April 2018. Her work touches on identity, womanhood, religion and the obscure idea of belonging only to one place. BananaSharma / @banana.sharma No stranger to the spoken word scene, Vidhu (BananaSharma) Sharma is a British Indian writer & communicator from West London. She performs regularly for Empoword spoken word collective, has shared poetry with audiences in London, Mumbai and Dubai, and has recently published essays on contemporary society through Tattva Authorship Programme‘s latest release: Being In Beta. Salma El-Wardany / @salmaelwardany Half Egyptian, half Irish writer, Salma El-Wardany is crazy, mad passionate about the female experience and how feminine identities are constructed and played out in today’s world. She’s currently working on her debut novel Burkas & Bikinis, building her own marketing business, and writing and performing spoken word poetry across the US and UK. You can find her drinking tea, eating copious amounts of cake and dressing down the patriarchy at every available opportunity. Sascha Gill / @wordsbysascha Sascha started writing poetry when she was fourteen years old, but has only recently gained enough courage to share it publicly. A Law with French graduate and aspiring human rights lawyer, Sascha is passionate about the causes she writes about and hopes to make writing her full time job one day. Ambar Yasin Ambar Yasin is an eighteen year old poet and storyteller. She comes from a dual heritage background of Pakistani and white Scottish and identifies as Muslim.  She is currently an engineering apprentice in Birmingham. Damneet Kaur / @_dkaur Damneet Kaur is a writer and poet based in San Francisco, CA. Moving to the United States from Punjab, India at a young age and growing up in the community of Barrio Logan in San Diego, CA, Damneet connects her childhood experiences to her writing. She values and dedicates her time to the community that has raised her. As a first generation, low-income woman of color, Kaur finds it important to nurture the growth of our youth. For her, poetry is one of the truest and most ancient forms in which people are able to tell their stories, validate their experiences and find solidarity amongst each other. Intersecting her Punjabi culture into the Latinx community she was raised in, she hopes to create bridges that will empower women of color, while eliminating the illusion of borders. Jasmin Kaur / @jusmun Jasmin Kaur is a writer, illustrator and spoken word artist living on unceded Sto:lo territory. Her writing, which explores otherness, decolonization and the beauty of resistance, acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. As a creative writing facilitator and teacher, Jasmin has been facilitating artistic workshops for young people for the last several years. Currently working on her debut poetry collection, her poetry and articles have been published in Harper's Bazaar India, NR Magazine, KaurLife Magazine and the Sikh Formations Journal. More artists to be announced

Aug 17, 2018 1:00 PM

 Wine and Fire 2018 August 17, 18, 19                                                                             The Sta. Rita Hills is quickly becoming one of the hottest wine growing regions in the world. Folks, that is not due to global warming, but to the fact that what's coming out of the Hills is some of the best cool climate wines in the world! Explore our world of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay the weekend of August 17, 18, 19 and discover the wines and people of the Sta. Rita Hills. Attend one, two or all three of our Wine and Fire events. Limited ticket sales guarantee an intimate wine and food experience so get 'em while they're hot and don't miss Wine and Fire 2018! Friday Night Barn Party at Fiddlestix BarnAugust 17th 5:00 to 8:00                                Kick off the weekend with our member wineries who will be sharing their library stash, large format bottles and small production wines to get you warmed up for the weekend. These wines will be exclusive to this event so don’t miss this opportunity to experience these unique offerings. Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards Brewer-Clifton  Buscador Winery Byron Winery Clos Pepe Estate Fiddlehead Cellars Flying Goat Cellars Hilliard Bruce Hitching Post Wines Ken Brown Wines Kessler-Haak Kita Wines LAFOND WINERY & VINEYARDS LaMontagne Winery  Liquid Farm Loring Wine Company Mail Road Wines Montemar Pali Wine Company Peake Ranch Seagrape Siduri Wines Spear Vineyards and Winery The Hilt Transcendence Our Chef's du Jour will be Brett Stephen from High on the Hog Catering along with a cheese buffet presented by Central Coast Specialty Foods. The Bryan Titus Trio will set the pace for a weekend of wine and culinary noshing About the Barn: The Fiddlestix Barn sits among 96 acres of Pinot Noir vines that produce exquisite wines for Fiddlehead Cellars and a handful of fortunate winemakers who are lucky enough to contract fruit from this truly great vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. Kathy Joseph's high standard of quality translates to the farming in the vineyard producing vintage after vintage of stunning Pinot Noir. Fiddlestix sits right across the road from the iconic Sanford and Benedict vineyard on Santa Rosa Road at mile marker 7.28. About the Band: The Bryan Titus Trio grows up like a weed from a tangled and overgrown history of Bluegrass and American Roots Music. Recently touted as a "Postmodern Barn Dance" band they write & perform toe-tapping tunes that evoke themes & melodies of yesterday with a pinch of modern irony. Bryan Titus draws heavily on lessons learned on his 2013 Through Hike of the Appalachian Trail, especially the music he picked up in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, & Virginia. His vocals are both smooth & rough, his guitar playing simultaneously elegant & primitive. The Trio, comprised of Jeff Kranzler on Upright Bass & Dustin Janson on cajon and vocals, perfectly fills out and enhances each song with highly effective yet simple accompaniment.  About the Chef: Brett Stephen's first four to five years in the restaurant business were not spent there in hopes of becoming a chef, more just goofing off and making fun money for the weekends. It wasn't until his early college days when he couldn't sit in front of a screen anymore, did he decide to drop his current studies and enroll in culinary school. Since that day he hasn’t looked back. During his years in Santa Barbara, he worked at some of the area’s best restaurants including Square One, Zen Yai, Bouchon, Epiphany, and the La Cumbre Country Club to name a few. After that wild ride, he moved back home to the Santa Ynez Valley and put in a lot of hard work under the area’s best chefs at The Ballard Inn, Full of Life Flatbread, and Industrial Eats. Last year he jumped in feet first to building his own industrial kitchen and catering company, High On The Hog Catering, based in Buellton. Speed Tasting and Lunch with a Winemaker August 18th 10:00am- 2:00pm Hilliard Bruce Winery2097 Vineyard View Lane, Lompoc Get up close and personal in the Sta. Rita Hills. This year’s Wine and Fire Saturday morning event will offer you the unique opportunities to not only taste great wines but share your table with 8 different winemakers.  Similar to speed dating, winemakers will take a turn to sit at your table, pour their wine and share the experiences of their winemaking journey while engaging in conversation with you and your table mates. Here’s how it works:There will be tables with 10 -12 guests seated at each table. Each table will have a winemaker seated at your table, pouring 1 -2 wines. The winemaker will present their wines, discuss the vineyard the wine is made from, tell their story and then open up the conversation for a roundtable discussion. At the end of 10 minutes, a different winemaker will rotate to your table and the process begins again. Your group’s personal sommelier will guarantee a lively discussion and engaging wine talk.  This is a great way to make new friends while learning about the wines of the Sta. Rita Hills! A wood-fired lunch will follow the tasting. About the Vineyard:  Hilliard Bruce is proud to be a certified sustainable vineyard through Sustainable in Practice (SIP). Sustainable vineyard practices are of utmost importance and are diligently managed by Julian Malone of Coastal Vineyard Care. Every effort is made to maintain the vineyard’s health and productivity, lessen environmental impact, conserve our natural resources, and minimize pollution. Our vineyards are cared for by hand and gently hand-harvested. - Fertilizer is made in our cutting-edge, static-aerated compost facility, along with the use of cover crops in the dormant season- Water is sourced from our 1.9 million-gallon on-site well reservoir, naturally filtered of hard minerals and metals via floating bio-remediation islands- Irrigation to each vine monitored through in-soil sensors, which measure the exact deficit of each vine so that no water is given unless necessary The vineyard is divided into blocks by soil, rootstock, and clone variety. Microclimate conditions vary between each block - from full sun, 40-mph marine winds, cool valleys, and warm East- and South-facing blocks. Vines are planted densely 3 feet apart in 6-foot rows - 2,420 vines per acre. Our unique climate is defined by a cold and windy maritime influence, allowing for an extended growing season for the grapes. The fast-draining soil is sandy silt, which stresses the vines, resulting in greater control over irrigation and ultimately, more complex flavors About the Winemakers: Many of our winemakers work in tandem with their spouse or longtime partners.Spend the morning sipping and sharing with: Brewer- Clifton- Greg Brewer was instrumental in mapping out the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Sonja Magdevski, writer - winemaker, has tirelessly promoted Santa Barbara County wines, with an emphasis on education at her Los Alamos tasting room, and outside events. See how this dynamic duo is taking it to the next level in the Sta. Rita Hills.  Crawford Family Wines - Wendy Horvath has deep roots in the hospitality and restaurant industry which was a natural path into her now, world of wine. Mark Horvath was bitten by the wine bug early on and the two have experienced wine adventures in Northern California as well as Santa Barbara County. Their past has led them to their joint venture, Crawford Family Wines.  Hilliard Bruce –  John and Christine left their home in Texas in 2002, after purchasing the 101-acre Hilliard Bruce estate in the Sta. Rita Hills. Christine wanted a ranch where she could expand her business of breeding Arabian horses, and John was open to new adventures after surviving two life-threatening illnesses. With a love of wine and an eye for precision and design, they planted 21-acres to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, using their own background as gardeners. Sit at the table with John and Christine and hear how their adventures led them to the Sta. Rita Hills. Hitching Post Wines- Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley randomly met in 1976 and the rest is history. Producing wines in Santa Barbara County since 1979 they have become great ambassadors for our region. This dynamic duo is funny, soulful and passionate; let them entertain you at our Wine and Fire Saturday morning Speed Tasting with a Winemaker event. Kita Wines- Tara Gomez and Mireibo Taribo started working together in 2006 at J. Lohr winery in Paso Robles. They then worked together from 2008-2010 for a new start-up winery project in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain. In 20101 Tara signed on as winemaker with Kita wines and in 2015, Mireia joined Kitá Wines as their wine broker and helps out with harvests.  Loring Wine Company and Siduri - For those unfamiliar, this may seem like the “odd couple”.  However, Adam Lee and Brian Loring have followed similar business paths throughout their winemaking careers. Longtime cohorts, both winemakers produce wines from multiple vineyards and AVA’s. Find out how they achieve balance and harmony in their cellars and in their lives at our Wine and Fire Saturday morning Speed Tasting with a Winemaker event. Peake Ranch- Owner John Wagner and Winemaker Wynn Solomon will enlighten you on the development and future plans for our newest winery in the Sta. Rita Hills. John grew up in Ventura County working on his families lemon and avocado orchards and Wynn’s love of wine stems from her Sonoma County upbringing.  You will definitely enjoy spending time with them at our Wine and Fire Saturday morning Speed Tasting with a Winemaker event. Sweetzer Cellars- Michael Fogelman and Lisa Liberati started their winemaking journey in a West Hollywood apartment in 2009. Their adventure landed them in Lompoc with a focus on Pinot Noir. Feel the love of Sweetzer Cellars at our Wine and Fire Saturday morning Speed Tasting with a Winemaker event. Transcendence- Joey Gummere has been making wine in Santa Barbara County since 1999. Sara Gummere graduated from Berkley with a major in peace and conflict studies and worked in that field until she joined the winery full time in 2015. Together they are Transcendence and they will be sharing their journey at our Wine and Fire Saturday morning Speed Tasting with a Winemaker event.  Lunch- Wally Ronchietto, former owner of Café Buenos Aries, and GiGi of GiGi’s Chimi will be firing up their grills for an Argentine-style BBQ for our Wine and Fire seminar Speed Tasting with a Winemaker. Traditional Argenine Asado, salads, bread, meat, and sausages are on the menu! Wine and Fire Grand Tasting at La Purisima Mission August 18th 5:00 - 8:00 La Purisima Mission                                                                                                                                                2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc Forty plus wineries and sizzling local chefs and farmers will be on hand for an evening of chillin' and grillin' at the beautiful La Purisima Mission, located on the edge of our AVA. Babe Farms, Campbell Farms, Central Coast Specialty Foods, Homegrown Cowboy, The Hitching Post II, Los Amigos BBQ, Scratch Kitchen, The Ballard Inn and the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers will be serving up an amazing selection of local food favorites! Only 325 tickets will be sold. Wine and Fire Weekend Tasting Passport: A passport to participating member winery's offerings are included in the purchase of Wine and Fire event tickets. The passport is not available for purchase on its own. Passports will be available to pick up at locations in Lompoc and Buellton. The Tickets: Friday Night Barn Party at Fiddlestix Vineyard - Early Bird  $75.00  /  After July 31 $85.00                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday Combo (Saturday am seminar & Grand Tasting) -   Early Bird $190.00 / After July 31 $200.00                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday Morning Seminar at Peake Ranch -  Early Bird $100.00 / After July 31 $110.00                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday Evening Grand Tasting- Early Bird $110.00 / After July 31 $120.00                                                                                                                                                                                         I want it All! All Three Events! - Early Bird $265.00 / After July 31 $290.00   Tee Off in the Sta. Rita Hills:Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Two courses to choose from, La Purisima Golf Course or The Mission Club. $55.00 includes a bucket of practice balls and golf cart. Contact the club of choice to book your tee times. Wine and Fire Ticket number required to book. Valid August  16th thru August 20th                                                                                                                                                                       The Mission Club4300 Clubhouse Rd.Lompoc, CA 93436805.733.3535                                                                                                                                                           La Purisima Golf Course                                                                                                                                          3455 State Hwy 246Lompoc, CA 93436(805) 735-8395              Where to stay and eat in Lompoc: Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Hospitality Sponsors                                                                                               " Be Our Guest!" The Hilton Garden Inn1201 North "H" Street Lompoc 93436 Lompoc's newest hospitality venue will be opening soon with spacious and elegantly appointed rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, a Grand Ballroom as well as meeting rooms equipped with state of the art Audio Visual. For information email [email protected] The Holiday Inn Express 1417 North "H" Street   Lompoc 93436 1 888 HOLIDAY   Nestled in the Santa Rita Hills of California's Central Coast, Lompoc is a place set apart by its flower fields, beautiful murals, a historic mission and thriving vineyards. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy your stay. Where to Eat Central Coast Specialty Foods115 East College Ave, Lompoc805-717-7675 PURVEYORS OF EUROPEAN & DOMESTIC CHEESES, CHARCUTERIE, AND SPECIALTY FOODSWhen traveling along the Central Coast, compliment your experience at Central Coast Specialty Foods. Enjoy our delicious selections of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, sandwiches, full-service deli, fresh & exotic meats, local wines & beers, gourmet pantry and so much more. Valle Eatery + Bar1201 N H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436805-735-1880Located inside the Hilton Garden Inn the restaurant features a California cuisine inspired menu by Chef Conrad, handcrafted cocktails, microbrew beers, and local wines. Featured items include beer battered brussel sprouts, braised pork belly tacos, wood-fired pizzas, rib eye steaks, mouth-watering burgers, and more using locally sourced ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also available for on-site catering. What to do in Lompoc: While you're here, Explore Lompoc! Click here for more adventures and information. Jump from a plane, enjoy a world famous burger and walk at Jalama Beach or hike through La Purisima Mission. Check out our restaurants, Old Town, giant murals and more. Lompoc Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Oct 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Get to know your yoga community while exploring the mind and body connection with live yoga classes, workshops, food, art, music and more!  New to Yoga? Join us for a safe, fun and festive environment with all of the top Yoga Studios in Sonoma County. We are gathering the leaders of Yoga and Wellness into one place for a weekend centered around community and connection. A Great Way to Start Your Practice You will have the opportunity to connect with your tribe and start your yoga journey! You Downdog? Make lasting connections while celebrating your practice at the 2018 Sonoma County Yoga Festival! Come for the day or campout all weekend, we've got you covered!    Sponosored By SOMO Village, Rohnert Park SF Yoga Magazine, San Francisco  Renew Yoga, Petaluma Bluedoor Yoga and Wellness, Penngrove   Foodog Yoga, Petaluma   Hot Yoga Calistoga, Calistoga   Fire Flex Yoga, California First Responders Resiliency Training, Santa Rosa PTS Fitness and Rehabilitation Clinic, Santa Rosa Napa Hot Yoga, Napa    Soul Yoga & Wellness, Santa Rosa  Yoga Community, Sonoma  Yoga of Health, SOMO Village Class Offerings   FRIDAY NIGHT   |   OCTOBER 19TH, 2018  | 5:00pm - 11:30pm     Vinyasa Flow w/ Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Hip Hop Yoga w/ Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat   Black Yoga Buti Yoga w/ Andrea Thomas & Laurie Gatti Sponsored by FooDog Yoga   Core Stability w/Nicole Myers Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Inferno Hot Pilates  Sponsored by Napa Hot Yoga   Baptiste Power Beats  w/ Lisa Ellisen Sponsored by Soul Yoga     SATURDAY   |   OCTOBER 20TH, 2018  | 8:00am - Midnight Yoga       Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra  w/ Barbara Brady Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga and Wellness   Vinyasa Flow  w/ Jenn Russo Sponsored by Yoga On Center   Kundalini Yoga  w/ Anne Seaver Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   Vinyasa Flow + Workshop  w/ Jessica Webb Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Workshop: Intro into Slacklining w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    Workshop: Yoga for Special Populations  w/Shannon McQuaide Sponsored by Fire Flex Yoga   Baptiste Power Yoga  w/ Lisa Ellisen Sponsored by Soul Yoga   Stable Flow  w/ Amy Wolff Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Yoga for PTSD  w/ Sonya McVay Sponsored by Fitness Rx   Slack-Yoga Class w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    YinYasa  w/ Helaine Sheias Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Black Light Inferno Hot Pilates  w/ Anne Seaver Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   Silent Disco Yoga Dance Peak Flow w/ Chrys Johnson Sponsored by Point of You Yoga   Hatha Flow w/ Jesi Mifsud Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Powerflow  w/ Anna Kyshynska Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   Black Light Buti Twerk  w/ Tristan St. Germain Sponsored  by FooDog Yoga   Moon Salutations & Yoga Astrology w/ Mellissa Lakritz Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   Midnight Yoga w/ Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga     SUNDAY   |   OCTOBER 21st, 2018  | 8:00am - 6:00pm       Morning Meditation  w/ Zachary McCloskey Sponsored by YOGA Cube    Sunshine Flow  w/  Simone Simon Sponsored by FooDog Yoga   Yoga Church w/ Chrys Johnson Sponsored by Point Of You Yoga   Yin and You  w/ Lisa Willet Sponsored by Yoga Community    Slow Flow w/ Healing Touch w/ Pamela Maldonado & Amy Wolff  Sponsored by Renew Yoga    Workshop: Elevated Slacklining  w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    Hatha Yoga  w/ Shane Davis Sponsored by Yoga One   Yoga Fusion  w/ Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat   Yoga for PTSD  w/ Sonya McVay Sponsored by Fitness Rx   Medical Panel w/ Nikita Mehta Sponsored by SF Yoga Magazine    Nikita Mehta   Sponsored by SF Yoga Magazine   Slack- Yoga: Partner Class  w/ El McCall Sponsored by Elevated  Slacklining   Yin - Yang Claudia Terry,Helaine Sheias and the music of Frank O'Connor Sponsored by FooDog Yoga FAQs When is the Sonoma County Yoga Festival? Friday October 19th - Sunday October 21st   What can I expect from the schedule of events that are being offered?  Each of the Sponsoring Yoga Studios will be offering scheduled content throughout the weekend. Check back after May 15th for more details and a complete list of classes, workshops and discussion topics.  Listed below, you can find a sample of some of the Sponsored Yoga classes that are being offered,  in addition to a general flow of events for the upcoming 2018 Sonoma County Yoga Festival.  FRIDAY 4:00pm - 5:00pm Early Arrival Registration, Camping Set up and Class Sign in.  5:00pm - 9:00pm - Opening Yoga Class with Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga of Petaluma - First Responders Resiliency Center Yoga Class benefiting North Bay First Responders. - Hip Hop Yoga Class with Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat. - Black Light Buti Yoga Sponsored by Foodog Yoga of Petaluma 9:00pm - 11:00pm Beats and Bites Join us for a celebration and kick off to a fun weekend. Bring your positive vibes and find your tribe. Dance party starts at 9:00pm with Special Guest DJ's and complementary small bites and appetizers, no host bar for 21 and over.  (18 and over only)  SATURDAY 10:00am - 5:00pm - Over 30 Yoga Classes, Workshops and Panel Discussions featuring local leaders in Yoga, Health and Wellness.  - Wellness Fair featuring yoga clothing,  health food brands, dietary supplements and various wellness products.  - Self Care Sanctuary, Sound Healing, First Responders Resiliency Center. - Heart Healthy Lunch Buffet is included with each Festival Pass or Single Day Pass (Saturday and Sunday Only, limit 1 Lunch Ticket per person per day.)  - Local Music, Art and Family Friendly Kids Zone. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bliss Bar Happy Hour and BBQ  Join us for local delights in craft beer and boutique local wines from the region. Sally Tomatoes will be grilling up some BBQ and we will have live music to help you recharge from a full day of all things yoga. (Food and Drinks  sold seperately) 7:00pm - 11:00pm  Live Concert - Multiple Acts, Headliner & Artists - TBA SUNDAY 8:00am - 4:00pm - Over 20 Yoga Classes, Workshops and Panel Discussions featuring local leaders in Yoga, Health and Wellness.  - Wellness Fair featuring yoga clothing,  health food brands, dietary supplements and various wellness products.  - Self Care Sanctuary, Sound Healing, First Responders Resiliency Center. - Heart Healthy Lunch Buffet (Saturday and Sunday Only, limit 1 Lunch Ticket per person per day.)  - Local Music, Art and Family Friendly Kids Zone.   Where is the Sonoma County Yoga Festival being held? We are thrilled to be partnering with SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, CA. We are creating a spectacular scene with the sprawling Sonoma County hillside as our backdrop. We are taking over this one of kind location and providing multiple yoga spaces, vendor and wellness fair, art, local music, body healers, sound healers, a mediation meadow and ample room for outdoor lawn camping and car camping.    What is SOMO VIllage?  SOMO Village is an internationally recognized and award winning 200-acre redevelopment in southern Sonoma County in the City of Rohnert Park, California.    What makes SOMO Village perfect for a Yoga Festival?  SOMO Villages creates a healthy, happy, high quality live-work community in one of the most beautiful places in the World. The community is a leading example of a thriving and sustainable community and is being developed consistent with One Planet Community Principles. It has been certified at the highest Platinum level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-ND).   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? SOMO Village is conviently located at 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928    What can I bring into the event? You are encouraged to bring your yoga mat, water bottle and any props, blankets or bolsters that you may want to include in your yoga practice or for sitting for long periods.    What can't I bring into the event? You are not allowed to bring in any outside food or drink. No alcoholic beverages, drugs, cannabis or other illegal or controlled substances. No explosives, weapons, or firearms of any kind.     How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please send any questions, emails or inquiries to  [email protected] or www.sonomacountryyogafestival.com   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Friday, Saturday & Sunday This will be an all ages event and welcome to everyone in the community with a kids zone and family friendly atmosphere. There will be parental consent and liability waivers needed upon class check-in for minors.  *** Friday Night *** 8:00pm - 11:00pm Beats and Bites Event will be limited to 18 and over only crowd.    What's the refund policy? Complete refund exluding any ticketing fees, taxes or surchages 30 Days prior to the event.    Can I be a Vendor or Exhibitor?  Yes, please fill out the Vendor / Exhibitor Form  and let us know more about yourself.   Can I become a Yoga Studio Sponsor for the event?  Priority is give to North Bay Yoga Studios and Independent Yoga Instructors with a connection to Sonoma, Napa and surrounding counties. Please fill out the Yoga Studio Sponosrhip Form  and tell us more about yourself.    Can my business get involved and become a Sponsor?  Yes, we are actively looking for local and reginal businesses, brands and products that are in alignment with the core values of  the Sonoma County Yoga Festival. Please fill out our Business Sponsorship Form and let us know more about you and your business or organization.