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Esscents of Flowers Pop Up Shop on Saturday, June 3rd!
6/3/2017 3:00:00 PM UTC - 6/3/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Esscents of Flowers nurtures it's community to blossom by creatively elevating beauty in the community through great product, quality customer service and empowerment of young women, whose confidence we build through mentorship and work-based training.

Come support their beautiful work at their Spring Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, June 3rd at Laurel Cyclery! 

Saturday, June 3rd!
Esscents of Flowers Pop Up
3715 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
8AM - 2PM 
Second Sunday Community Sessions at Be Well Natural!
6/11/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 6/11/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Every Second Sunday at Be Well Natural, abbreviated treatments are offered for free (donations accepted), so that the benefits of acupuncture may stay accessible to the community, regardless of of economic situations. Space is limited, so please arrive early to reserve a time slot.  

Sunday, June 11th 2017
Community Sessions 
Be Well Natural  
4140 MacArthur Blvd.  
Oakland,CA  
10AM - NOON 


Shibori Tea Towels Workshop!
6/11/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 6/11/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Come explore the art of Shibori, and dye your own tea towels at Mischief! Shibori is a Japanese term for traditional methods of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing. You will learn four traditional tying methods and go home with three tea towels. All materials are included.

Sunday, June 11th 
Shibori Tea Towels Workshop
3908 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
2 - 4PM 

REGISTER
Kid's Movie Night at DJ's Martial Arts & Fitness!
6/17/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 6/17/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Every Third Friday of the month, our friends and family over at DJ's Martial Arts and Fitness hosts a Movie Night! $13 includes the movie, "Sifu's Ninja Pasta", veggies, juice, water and unlimited popcorn! 

Parents, please send your little one with a pillow and blanket for their maximum comfort! For more information and updates on what movie will be screening, please call 510-531-0898. 

Friday, June 16th:
"Movie Night" 
DJ's Martial Arts & Fitness 
4116 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
6:00 - 9:00PM 
Be Free Yoga for African / Black Women and Girls at Be Well Natural
3/18/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 6/17/2017 5:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
With all that happens in our days / in the world, how do you stay on your square? How do you power up? How do you get reminded of the infinite goodness that exists within you/with us? Are you ready to be Fearless and Free?

Please join us every first and third Saturday for donation based Yoga, led by Mizan Alkebulan. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, please bring your own mat and water bottle. 

Be Free Yoga 
Be Well Natural 
4140 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 

First Saturdays
9:00 - 10:00AM 
April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd 2017

Third Saturdays
9:00 - 10:30AM 
March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 17th 2017


3rd Saturday Community Clean Up at the Laurel Art Garden!
6/17/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 6/17/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Friends & Neighbors! 
Join us on Saturday, June 17th for our 3rd Saturday Community Clean Up & Meet Up at Laurel Art Garden! Please bring your own tools & gloves, we provide light refreshments and drinks! Meeting place is the Laurel Art Garden, on 35th Avenue near the 580 on ramp. Community Clean Up starts at 9am and ends at 12pm, but we are grateful for any amount of time donated! 


Chen Style Tai Ji with Dr. Alex Feng: Thursday Mornings & Monday Evenings!
5/23/2017 2:30:00 AM UTC - 6/19/2017 3:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The practice of Chen Style Tai Ji / Tai Chi promotes health and vitality, strengthens your immune system, relieves neck and back pain, corrects digestive problems, aids emotional and psychological well being, relieves stress and helps to build self confidence, helps maintain weight control, enhances self defense and ignites our own internal energy. 

So thankful to Dr. Alex Feng at Zhi Dao Guan's Taoist Center for offering two Chen Style Tai Ji classes a week, every Thursday morning at 7:30AM and Monday evenings at 7:30PM. Class fees are $20 for drop in sessions, class packages are available for returning students. 

Learn More! 

Zhi Dao Guan Taoist Center
3824 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619


June 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
6/20/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 6/20/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Contribution Based Vinyasa Yoga Class w/ Jean Marie Moore
5/26/2017 12:30:00 AM UTC - 6/23/2017 1:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Join Jean Marie Moore, co-owner & founder of Laurel's Anasa Yoga every Thursday evening for a contribution based Aligned Vinyasa I class from 5:30 - 6:30PM. 

This class is suitable for all levels, please bring your own mat and water. 

Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Anasa Yoga
4232 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 947169

Be Free Yoga for People of Color, Every Second & Fourth Saturday!
3/11/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 6/24/2017 5:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
With all that happens in our days / in the world, how do you stay on your square? How do you power up? How do you get reminded of the infinite goodness that exists within you/with us? Are you ready to be Fearless and Free? 

Please join us every second and fourth Saturday for donation based Yoga, led by Mizan Alkebulan. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, please bring your own mat and water bottle.  

Be Free Yoga  
Be Well Natural  
4140 MacArthur Blvd.  
Oakland, CA  

Second Saturdays 
9:00 - 10:30AM  
March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th 2017 

Fourth Saturdays 
9:00 - 10:30AM  
March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th, June 24th 2017 
Learn to Read Tarot w/ Laura Zuspan (Workshop Series!)
3/26/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 6/25/2017 9:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Taror is an ancient book of poetry, art, mapping our consciouness, revealing the secrets of human behaviorand conditioning. In this four class series, you will learn the meaning and symbolism of the entire 78 cards of the Tarot deck, providing a foundation for a beginning reader. 

Led by Laura Zuspan, a renown Artist and Seer. 

Sunday, March 26th
Sunday, April 23rd
Sunday, May 28th
Sunday, June 25th

Homestead Apothecary 
3807 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
12:00 - 2:30PM 

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July 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
7/18/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 7/18/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Creative Writing Camp for Grades 4-6 at Kids N Dance! July 24 - 28!
7/24/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 7/28/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
CREATING CHARACTERS is a Fiction Writing Camp taught by Marielle Cammarata, co-owner of Kids 'N Dance 'N Theater Arts. Previously a middle school teacher and homeschool writing workshop leader, she is excited to present a fun filled week of character creation. The workshop is filled with playful, interactive activities that demonstrate skills to create vivid scenes with believable characters. Plenty of writing and sharing time is also provided to explore the power of new strategies.  This workshop is designed for enthusiastic writers looking for an opportunity to deepen their writing skills in a supportive community! 

Monday, July 24th - Friday, July 28th 
Kids N Dance Theater
3840 MacArthur Blvd 
Oakland, CA 94619


18th Annual Laurel Street Fair on Saturday, August 12th!
8/12/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 8/13/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Laurel District Association Presents:
The 18th Annual Laurel Street Fair
Saturday, August 12th 11am - 6pm

World Class Music | DJ’s | Community Yoga | Artisan Vendors 
Biergarten & Libations | Children’s Carnival | Petting Zoo | Food Trucks | ♥

The Laurel Street Fair is proud to be celebrating our 18th year of maintaining an admission free, outdoor festival that is open to all! 2017 proves to be our biggest year yet; featuring several blocks of locally made accessories and crafts, fantastic visual & performance artists, free community yoga, an engaging children’s carnival & petting zoo, a mouth-watering collection of local chefs & pop-up kitchens, California Beer Society’s Laurel Biergarten and, of course,  a musical line up that honors Oakland’s exceptionally beautiful & diverse population. Join us for an afternoon of celebrating one of Oakland’s most unique and thriving neighborhoods, our beloved Laurel District!

18th Annual Laurel Street Fair & 
World Music Festival 
Saturday, August 12th 2017
MacArthur Blvd. Between 35th - 39th Avenues, Oakland CA
11am - 6pm | Admission Free & Open To All | Wheelchair Accessible | Dogs On Leash OK

FEATURING:
Chinyakare Ensemble | Andre Thierry | Debajo Del Agua | SambaFunk! & More! 

INFO:  http://www.laurelstreetfair.com/
August 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
8/22/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 8/22/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
September 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
9/19/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 9/19/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
October 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
10/17/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 10/17/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
November 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
11/21/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 11/21/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Past Events
Tarot Immersion Retreat at Homestead Apothecary on May 27th!
5/27/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 5/28/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Get ready for Homestead Apothecary's upcoming "Tarot Immersion Retreat" led by Laura Zuspan on Saturday, May 27th from 10AM - 5PM!    During this full day retreat you will dive into the ancient book of poetry and art that maps our consciousness, revealing the secrets of human behavior and conditioning. During this immersion, participants will learn the meaning and symbolism of the entire 78 cards of the Tarot deck, providing a healthy foundation for any beginning reader.    Saturday, May 27th  3807 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA 94619 9AM - 5PM  REGISTER   
Block Printing Totes Workshop at Mischief!
5/27/2017 8:30:00 PM UTC - 5/27/2017 10:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Learn block printing techniques and design your own tote bag at Mischief! In this workshop you will make your own stamp and learn how to block print on your own tote bag. All materials are included.

Saturday, May 27th 
Block Printing Totes Workshop
3908 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 
1:30 - 3:30PM 

REGISTER 
Polymer Clay Magic Workshop!
5/25/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 5/25/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Play with polymer clay to make wrapped necklaces and wall hangings for your home. Come get creative with us at Mischief! Materials are included.

Wednesday, May 24th
Polymer Clay Magic Workshop 
Mischief 
3908 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
6-8PM 

REGISTER


Plant Medicine Magik with Shooting Star Botanicals at Homestead!
4/28/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 5/19/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Plant Medicine Magik with Shooting Star Botanicals In this class series you will learn about how to work with energetic plant medicine to heal the heart and spirit. We will connect deeply with 12 plants to support your healing journey and practice hands-on methods to connect with plant magik. Make remedies including flower essences, honeys, balms, amulets, and cordials.

This is a four series class. 
Thursday, April 27th
Thursday,  May 4th
Thursday, May 11th
Thursday, May 18th
7 - 9PM 

Homestead Apothecary 
3807 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619 

REGISTER
May 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
5/16/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 5/16/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Mother's Day Sale at Showin' Out Salon on Saturday, May 6th!
5/6/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 5/6/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District

Showin’ Out Hair Gallery & Boutique Mother’s Day Sale   Saturday May 6th 2017 9am-4pm 3717 Mac Arthur Blvd. Oakland 510-531-0600
Everything on Sale!!!
Handbags, Jewelry, Sunglasses, Hats,  Journals and More!!
"Come In an Experience Showin' Out"
Celebrating Small Business Week w/ Laurel Business Connect!
5/3/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Oakland Business Connect! Program is a new element to Oakland Small Business Week - we will visit 5 corridors: Fruitvale, East Oakland - Allen Temple, East Oakland - Eastmont area; West Oakland and the Laurel District. At each neighborhood, we are offering a workshop and the mini business resource fair. Our goal is to take information and training opportunities to businesses.

Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd for "Laurel Business Connect" from 2 - 5PM at Anasa Yoga, for a free business resource fair including presentations by SCORE Eastbay Instructor - Sid Landman, Hack the Hood and Jain Williams of State Farm Insurance. Meanwhile the Business Resource Fair - with partners like Townsquared, Hack the Hood, City of Oakland Economic Development, SCORE and Kiva Oakland will have representatives to talk to businesses and entrepreneurs. 

Wednesday, May 3rd
Anasa Yoga
4232 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
2-5PM 
 
Community Gardens in the Laurel: Community Conversation & Planning
5/3/2017 1:30:00 AM UTC - 5/3/2017 3:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
You're invited to a conversation about potential Community Gardens in the Laurel to gauge your interest and generate ideas. This dialogue will be hosted by Mills College Masters of Public Policy Students in collaboration with the Laurel District Association. Refreshments will be provided! WHEN
Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30PM - 8:00PM WHERE
Mills College Student Union (see map below)
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
  WHAT The Laurel District Association has identified Community Gardens as a potential neighborhood project to work on in the near future. The purpose of this event is to provide the opportunity for community stakeholders like yourself to share your thoughts and ideas about potential Community Gardens in the Laurel along and near MacArthur. The Mills MPP students have spent the semester researching the LAMMPs Project, collision data on MacArthur, community garden projects, green space nonprofits, and possible sites in the Laurel, and potential processes for moving forward. The Mills MPP students will briefly present this information and workshop through some key questions with you. WHO
Mills College Masters of Public Policy Students and Faculty
Laurel District Business Association
Community Stakeholders and... YOU! 
Heal With Sounds: Sound Bath Meditation on April 29th at Anasa Yoga!
4/30/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 4/30/2017 3:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Immerse yourself in the therpeutic sound vibrations of the Antique Himalayan Singing Bowls, planetary gongs, Tibetan bells and other sacred instruments, as certified sound healer, Fawntice Finesse, guides your healing sound journey to a blissfully open and relaxed state. The benefits of the sound bath last beyond the time with the instruments and may include: deep rest, stress relief, a release of energetic physical & mental blocks, pain relief, clarity and insight, higher states of consciousness, overall wellness and more! 

Saturday, April 29th 
Anasa Yoga
4232 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619 
7:00 - 8:30PM 

RSVP / REGISTER





Nourishing the Single Goddess with Elika Aird & Shirley Kali Johnson
4/29/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC - 4/29/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Anasa Yoga's Elika Aird and Shirely Kali Johnson come together to offer "Nourishing the Single Goddess", an afternoon of dance, kundalini, vinyasa yoga and some playful writing and creative exercises aimed to empower us to reclaim the label of being single and dig deeper into our romantic relationships and connections. 

Saturday, April 29th 
Anasa Yoga 
4232 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
RSVP / REGISTER
Celebrate Earth Day at the Laurel Art Garden on April 22nd!
4/22/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 4/22/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Here in The Laurel District we only have one open space belonging to the city that we call not a park, but a "garden".  We are nurturing plants and space as well as art.  It is an Adopt A Space, at  35TH Ave. & Delaware St.    It is right before the entrance to Highway #580 and it is a piece of land owned by the city of Oakland, leftover from the creation of The Mac Arthur Freeway in the late 1950's.   It is called The Laurel Art Garden and it has been supported by the local community and The Laurel Village Association for over 11 years.   These are pictures of some of the activities that have occurred over three hours on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 9-12 noon and on Earthday.   And, one Earth Day in 2015 there was also media coverage of the morning. Other team members of that Earth Day were Mike Fernandez , Betsy Littell  and A.Mason, as well as local neighbors.   We were  featured by Joseph Huerta from Channel 2/Fox News as part of the community service for that day.  The interview was shown later that day and  on Sunday  morning.   Our volunteers included our board of directors--Susan Ma (pictured with the snail below), Amy & Veronica Stabler,  Renais Winter,  Jonathan Evans and myself, Jo-Ann Maggiora Donivan.   Many of us, as well as those in the Laurel, have been accepted as Local Heroes under former mayor Jean Quan, current mayor Libby Schaaf, and current Councilperson Annie Campbell Washington.  All of these people and neighbors had other options to work elsewhere that day but chose our "garden" because it's a mission that is very close to their hearts.   We will have some brown bags for the greens & will provide snacks & water for all those who help.

Saturday, April 22nd
9AM - 12PM 
Laurel Art Garden
35th Avenue at 580 OnRamp 
Oakland, CA 
April 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
4/18/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 4/18/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Mischief: Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 15th
4/15/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 4/16/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Come celebrate the opening of Laurel's newest business: MISCHIEF! Mischief is all about curating fun, fresh, and colorful designs from local designers across the Bay Area. We'll also be highlighting two of those artists in our Pop Up spaces: this month, we're featuring  Retro Roadside Photography  and  Gillian Dreher !

We'll be partying all day, so come enjoy the music, mimosas, tasty treats, and mingle with our artists and neighbors! 

Saturday, April 15th
Mischief
3908 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
2 - 6PM 
Going Deep Woo with Jessica Lanyadoo on Sunday, 04/02!
4/2/2017 8:30:00 PM UTC - 4/2/2017 10:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
This upcoming workshop is focused on manifestation! Saying yes to joyfulness, abundance and intimacy, setting intentions and working to uncover blocks to clarify your goals will be included in this special offering by Astrologer and Psychic Medium, Jessica Lanyadoo. 

LEARN MORE!  

Sunday, April 2nd
Homestead Apothecary  
3807 MacArthur Blvd 
Oakland, CA 94619 
1:30 - 3:30PM  
Bottle Swap #4 with Spanglish Vegan Kitchen on Friday, March 31st!
4/1/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 4/1/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Join Chef Tamaya Garcia of Spanglish Vegan Kitchen for Movement Ink's "Bottle Swap #4"! 
Come enjoy vegan tacos, tostadas, beer, chill vibes and celebrate Oakland based Latino owned businesses! 

Friday, March 31st 
The Movement Ink 
3832 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619
7-10PM
Admission Free! 
March 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
3/21/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 3/21/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Medicinal Herbs for Sprintime Planting with BJ Avery on Sunday, 03/19!
3/19/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC - 3/19/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District

Learn how to cultivate medicinal plants that thrive in the Bay Area, and find out what you can make with them at Homestead Apothecary's upcoming "Medicinal Herbs for Springtime Planting" workshop on Sunday, March 19th with BJ Avery! 

LEARN MORE!

Sunday, March 19th
Homestead Apothecary 
3807 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
1:00 - 3:00PM 
 
Making Plant Medicine Workshop Series at Homestead Apothecary!
3/11/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 3/11/2017 9:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
MAKING PLANT MEDICINE: 3-PART SERIES with KATE AUGUST http://homesteadapothecary.com/making-plant-medicine-series/  Saturdays February 11th, February 25th and March 11th 11:00 am - 1:30 pm  // $150 (series enrollment only; no single-class enrollment)   Making plant medicine is empowering and fun, and it's wonderful to share the experience with a community of friends. This class will provide the tools for the first time medicine makers to feel more confident and for those with more experience the opportunity to build upon existing skills. Over the three class sessions we will discuss choosing the best solvent for your herb (water/tea, alcohol/tincture, honey/ syrup, etc.) and how to successfully compound medicine to create tinctures, medicated syrups, and salves for yourself and loved ones. Understanding how plants work in the body, herbal actions and organ affinities will be discussed through various materia medica in each session. Students will leave with hands on experience and a small jar of medicine made as a community during our gathering.   Class One:  Teas & Oils Class Two: Syrups & Oxymels Class Three:  Beeswax-based Salves   TEACHER BIO: Kate August is mixer, shaker & medicine maker with years of experience creating seasonal concoctions for her community. Her love of plants dates back to childhood and her herbal education spans three years at the California School of Herbal Studies. Kate is a practicing herbalist and teaches workshops throughout the Bay Area. You can visit her of Fridays at Homestead Apothecary's Temescal Shop.
February 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
2/21/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 2/21/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Reclaim Your Cycle: Natural Birth Control, Conception & Womb Wellness
2/18/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 2/20/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
RECLAIM YOUR CYCLE: NATURAL BIRTH CONTROL, CONCEPTION & WOMB WELLNESS with AMBER DAWN HALLETT http://homesteadapothecary.com/reclaim-cycle-natural-birth-control-conception-womb-wellness/  Saturday February 18th & Sunday February 19th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm // $200 This workshop will be held over the weekend, in two parts.   Want to finally learn what's really going on during your menstrual cycle? Worried about irregular cycles, intense period pain or accidental pregnancy? Tired of hormonal birth control or awkward contraceptive gadgets? Or are you ready to make a baby, and want to practice conscious conception? Join my classes to decode your cycles by learning to chart use the Symptothermal Method (STM). Just as it’s possible to tell when you are menstruating, it is also possible to tell when you are fertile. My classes provide simple, approachable tools, techniques and hands-on exercises to enable you to know on any given day where exactly you are in your cycle. This information can be used to gain insights into your reproductive health, as well as for 99% effective birth control and easier conception when the time comes.   We'll talk about irregular cycles and other common menstrual health issues-what's normal, what's not, and how to support your womb wellness. On Saturday, we'll lay the foundation of how our hormones, fluids, and sexy anatomy work together to create a window of fertility each month. On Sunday, we'll talk about how to pinpoint that fertile time, and the four specific rules that make it easy to meet your desire to achieve or avoid pregnancy. We'll close by discussing real, simple and affordable techniques to ease your cycles and boost your womb wellness. You'll leave with your own copy of a beautiful, informative booklet about our cycles and the Symptothermal Method. This class is for anyone who has a menstrual cycle, has ever had a cycle, might ever have a cycle, or wants to be connected with menstrual/lunar rhythms for themselves. It includes all kinds of women, of all ages and body types, and non-binary and trans people of all genders.   TEACHER BIO: My life’s work is helping people learn and tap into the wisdom of our bodies and cycles. I believe it is our birthright to know the basic workings of our bodies, how to keep ourselves healthy, and how to choose when and when not to make babies. For over a decade I’ve attended births, advocated for reproductive justice, and charted my own cycles. I’m a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Reproductive Health Educator, and Practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Learn more at  www.amberdawnhallet.com.
PreNatal Belly Dancing Class with Elika Aird on February 19th!
2/19/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 2/19/2017 11:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Belly Dancing Mamas! 
Come move and breathe deeply in your blissful pregnant body or with your baby, with Elika Aird and Erica Cecilia for a unique blend of yoga, belly dance and birth preparation. 

Sunday, February 19th
1-3:30PM 
Anasa Yoga 
4232 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 

$40 - 45 Click HERE to Register. 

Laurel Lunar New Year & District 4 Local Heroes Ceremony!
2/18/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 2/18/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District

Laurel Annual Local Heroes Celebration and Lion Dance Parade and
Blessing of the Businesses Highlight the Laurel Lunar New Year!   Laurel District Association announces the annual Lunar New Year community celebration and Lion Dance Parade. Saturday February 18, 2017 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm the event is FREE to the public. Oakland Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington kicks off  the day honoring Oakland  District 4 volunteers during the Annual Local Heroes Ceremony at Laurel Elementary School from 10:00 am – noon. Local heroes have worked tirelessly for the community and are recognized for their contribution and passion to serve others. Immediately following the ceremony will be a Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade through the Laurel Business District where a traditional Chinese Dragon dance procession will travel down MacArthur Boulevard to bless local Laurel District businesses from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Lead by Sifu "Master" Lacy, the Buk Sing Kung Fu Academy of Fremont will mesmerize the crowd by unleashing two amazing lions accompanied by drummers, firecrackers and offerings to bring luck and welcome the Year of the Rooster. Plan your weekend so you won’t miss the welcoming of the New Year with the Laurel community.    Nominate your District 4 Local Hero HERE
Chen Style Tai Ji with Dr. Alex Feng: Thursday Mornings & Monday Evenings!
1/17/2017 3:30:00 AM UTC - 2/16/2017 3:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
The practice of Chen Style Tai Ji / Tai Chi promotes health and vitality, strengthens your immune system, relieves neck and back pain, corrects digestive problems, aids emotional and psychological well being, relieves stress and helps to build self confidence, helps maintain weight control, enhances self defense and ignites our own internal energy. 

So thankful to Dr. Alex Feng at Zhi Dao Guan's Taoist Center for offering two Chen Style Tai Ji classes a week, every Thursday morning at 7:30AM and Monday evenings at 7:30PM. Class fees are $20 for drop in sessions, class packages are available for returning students. 

Learn More! 

Zhi Dao Guan Taoist Center
3824 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619


Introduction to Pilates: Fundamentals Workshop
2/14/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 2/14/2017 4:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Powerline Pilates
Powerline's Fundamentals class is a special 90-minute class we run once a month as an introduction to Pilates! It's a great gateway into starting a Level 1 class, or a stealth means of having a Pilates professional assess you to help determine what Pilates training pathway may be most beneficial for you. We'll introduce the ABC's of Pilates (this really does stand for something!) -- and we'll hit a few other letters as well. Our Fundamentals class focuses on the signature mat work which defines Pilates, with an introduction to prop work and springboard repertory as well.

We keep it super-affordable at $40 for the session. And we keep it small, for individualized attention: five students max. Claim your space now!

To register: Call us at (510) 488-1066, email us at info@powerlinepilates.com, send a check to "Powerline Pilates" at 4148 MacArthur Ave, Oakland CA 94619, or click the link below to pay and schedule the class. We will confirm your spot upon receipt of payment.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=302381&stype=41&sTG=25&prodId=10118
Treat Yo Self with Recuperation Strategies - Teachers Edition
2/9/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 2/9/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Come join us to learn and experience recuperation strategies that promote a boosted state of presence, healing, and well-being. 

Featuring The Source Chiropractors, Oakland Floats, Homestead Apothecary, complimentary chair massage, complimentary stress scans, chocolate, green smoothies, and raffle prizes!!


Please RSVP by Wednedsday 2/1/17
Email at: info@thesourcechiropractic .com
or Call at: 510-328-1381

"Treat Yo Self" 
Wednesday, February 8th 
7-9PM
The Source Chiropractic 
3825 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 

ACLU Fundraiser at Sequoia Diner on February 7th!
2/8/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 2/8/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District

Chinese New Year Party - Celebrate the Fire Rooster!
2/5/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 2/5/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
You are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the family at Zhi Dao Guan Taoist Center on Saturday, February 4, 2017! Potluck at 6:00 PM with festivities, martial arts demonstrations and dancing – bring the family!


Chinese LUNAR NEW YEAR begins on January 28, 2017. Following 12 months of the witty and hyperactive Monkey, the New Year of the Fire Rooster is going to bring fresh challenges requiring quick minds and practical solutions!
Get ready for the Year of the Rooster! Bring something yummy to share at the Potluck dinner and then enjoy the festivities!

Price of admission – donation of a nonperishable food item to the Alameda County Community Food Bank barrel at Zhi Dao Guan. And don’t forget red packages filled with some coins or dollars for the children who will be learning to say Gong Hay Fat Choy!

Saturday, February 4th 
Zhi Dao Guan Taoist Center 
3824 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
6-9PM 


Charity Mat Classes at Powerline Pilates until Jan 31st, 2017
12/6/2016 3:00:00 PM UTC - 1/31/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Skies of Gratitude to Powerline Pilates for offering free / donation based classes to benefit the Alameda Community Food Bank. Signing up for the class is free and students may bring cash or canned goods to donate. 

Donation Class Schedule: 
Tuesdays, 4-5PM 
Fridays, 4-5PM 
Sunday, 5-6PM 

Powerline Pilates 
4148 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 

Heal Your Finances Workshop on Sunday, January 29th!
1/29/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 1/29/2017 11:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
HEAL YOUR FINANCES with THE MONEY WITCH http://homesteadapothecary.com/heal-finances-money-witch/  Sunday January 29th // 1:00 - 3:30 pm // $45   As we learn  to tend to our bodies and our spirits, we must also turn our healing gaze toward our means of survival and success in this world. Transforming our relationship to money is possible, and it is necessary. It will change our lives, and empower our families and communities. But figuring out how to heed this call into financial maturity can become overwhelming. In this session, we'll break down the process and begin to own our ability to grow.   We'll start this process by identifying our desires, setting intentions, and exploring blocks. By meeting ourselves where we are, we can begin to transform our personal money anxiety and trauma, and take steps towards our goals. Your personal next step may be to identify your financial goals, to create a bookkeeping system, set a budget, save for retirement or family, pay down debt, or increase income. Whatever it is, your personal next step must be based on your singularly unique combination of needs, resources, values, ethics, politics, and desires. In this session, we will journey through each step on that path and create maps to assist us in our individual work.   TEACHER BIO: Jessie Susannah Karnatz-Lazarus, aka $Money Witch$, is an Intuitive Financial Coach, bookkeeper, and tax preparer bringing Capitalism-Critical Business Lady Swag to clients in the Bay Area and via Skype. You can find more information on her work at  www.healyourfinances.com and on Instagram @money.witch.
Powerline's Second Anniversary Open House
1/28/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 1/29/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Powerline Pilates
Join us for Powerline's Second Anniversay Open House! We're excited to show-off our studio and amazing staff. We will be offering free 30 minute mini-classes taught by our fabulous instructors at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30. There will also be raffles, food, and refreshments!
Breaths of Awakening on Tuesday, Jan 24th!
1/25/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 1/25/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Our breath is a gateway to universal consciousness. By varying our breath in speed, dynamics, and depth, we can allow ourselves to access unexplored dimensions of our pyche. While in the zone of floating in the "unknown", we can gain insight, lessons, and awareness to bring back to our known/physical reality.

"Breaths of Awakening" is an EXPERIENCE held once a month at  The Source Chiropractic . In this workshop,  Dr. Brett Jones  will guide you through understanding breath dynamics and provide a safe space for emotional and spiritual healing and expression.

Participants must be under current chiropactic care at The Source.

The breathwork workshop will begin promplty at 7pm and end at 9pm.

Please bring a comfor table blanket and pillow.

If you wish to get adjusted prior to the breathwork, adjustments will be striking souls from 6-7pm.

There is a suggested $50 cash donation for this event. All proceeds will be used for philanthropy in Oakland. This month's workshop is dedicated to "Heal the Laurel" - unfortunately, over the holiday break there was a few robberies to the Laurel businesses... whatever money collected will go towards helping replenish some of which was taken.

YOU MUST BRE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. 
Please call (510) 328-1381 to register!

Tuesday, Jan 24th 2017
The Source Chiropractic 
3825 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
7-9PM 
Kids N Dance Theater Present: Grease! on Sunday, January 22nd
1/23/2017 12:30:00 AM UTC - 1/23/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Giving a big round of applause for Kids 'N Dance's Youth Musical Theater (Youth from First - Fifth Grades!) for their upcoming production of GREASE!. Add some holiday fun into your life and support our Laurel Youth.

Grease! 
Sunday, January 22nd 4:30PM

Kid's N Dance Theater 
3840 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
510.531.4400

$7 / Adults
$5 / Children 12+ Under 
Complimentary Admission for Those Under Age 2.