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Free Movie Night at Mischief!
7/24/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 7/24/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
It's that time again! FREE Monthly Movie Night will be on Sunday, July 23rd at 6pm. We'll be watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). Set in New York in 1926, this Harry Potter spinoff stands on it's own as a wildly fun adventure flick.Click the ticketing link to watch a trailer! [PG-13]

Space and seating is limited. Bring your own folding chair for guaranteed seating!

Sunday, July 23rd 
6:00 - 9:00PM 
Mischief 
3908 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619

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Workshop: Baby Onesies! Mama Makers Relate + Create at Mischief
7/27/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 7/27/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
New mamas and mamas to be! Come get creative, chat with other mamas and learn how to stencil a onesie for your little one! Feel free to bring your baby in a carrier or stroller, take breaks, nurse and feel supported! All materials provided. Where: 
Mischief 
3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 When: 
Thursday July 27th from 12-2pm Who: 
Our teacher is Matlena Hourula: a Finnish-American mixed media artist and mama. Get inspired by Matlena's colorful and eco-friendly children's clothing line, Apila Design, in the shop, then learn how to make your own!
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


Complimentary Coffee Hour Hosted by Edward Jones Financial
7/29/2017 4:30:00 PM UTC - 7/29/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Do you have questions about the market, investing, retirement, or saving for education? Stop by with your questions, or just to say hello and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, courtesy of Ben Blake, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. 

Saturday, July 29th 
Cafe Santana 
4100 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619 
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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Workshop: Sensory Art Exploration for ages 3-7
7/30/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 7/30/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
This hour-long class is a super fun way for kids to explore their senses through art! We will be making gelatin prints using natural objects. Dress to get messy! Parents are encouraged to accompany their children. Materials are included. Where: 
Mischief 
3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 When: 
Sunday, July 31st from 12-1pm. Who: 
Our teacher is Matlena Hourula: a Finnish-American mixed media artist and mama. You can find Matlena's colorful and eco-friendly children's clothing line, Apila Design, in the shop!
Recipes from the Herbalist Kitchen on Sunday, July 30th
7/30/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC - 7/30/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Join us for a very special book signing and lecture with upcoming author and herbalist, Brittany Wood Nickerson! The healthiest food for our body is often the most flavorful, alive with nutrients and compounds that naturally stimulate our biological processes. Learn how cooking with herbs can maximize flavor and health benefits of everyday foods, nourishing and enlivening the body, mind and spirit. Brittany will share inspirations from Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen and explore how your snacks, entrées, drinks, and desserts can meet the body’s needs for comfort, nourishment, energy, and support through seasonal changes.

Sunday, July 30th 
1:00 - 3:00PM 
3807 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 947619

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Workshop: Mixed Media Collage + Transfer Techniques
7/30/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC - 7/31/2017 1:30:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Do you love collage? Learn multiple transfer techniques that will take your collage to the next level! You will go home with one to two collage wood panels, and a skill set of new techniques! Materials provided, but feel free to bring black and white and color photocopies (not computer print-outs) if you would like to incorporate your own imagery into your piece! Where: 
Mischief 
3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 When: 
Saturday July 30th from 4-6:30. Who: 
Our teacher is Matlena Hourula: a Finnish-American mixed media artist. Get inspired by Matlena's dreamy art at the shop, then learn how to make your own!
Complimentary Coffee Hour Hosted by Amanda Smith
8/5/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 8/5/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Come hear a monthly market update and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, courtesy of 
Amanda Smith of Better Homes and Garden. 

Saturday, August 5th 
Cafe Santana 
4100 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619 
10:00AM - 1:00PM 

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Esscents of Flowers Pop Up Shop on Saturday, August 5th!
8/5/2017 3:00:00 PM UTC - 8/5/2017 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, August 5th at Laurel Cyclery! 

Saturday, August 5th
Esscents of Flowers Pop Up
3715 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
8AM - 2PM 
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 - 7pm

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 - 7pm | Admission Free & Open To All | Wheelchair Accessible | Dogs On Leash OK

FEATURING:
Chinyakare Ensemble | Andre Thierry | Debajo Del Agua | SambaFunk! feat Funkternal | Roots of Rhythm | Oakland Youth Poets | Prescott Circus | Halau Makana | Taller Bombalele | DJ heyLove* | Elika Aird | Peter Anastos | JuanLove | DJ Riddm and MORE! 

INFO:  http://www.laurelstreetfair.com/
Second Sunday Community Sessions at Be Well Natural!
8/13/2017 2:00:00 PM UTC - 8/13/2017 4:00:00 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, August 13th  2017
Community Sessions 
Be Well Natural  
4140 MacArthur Blvd.  
Oakland,CA  
10AM - NOON 


3rd Saturday Community Clean Up at the Laurel Art Garden!
8/19/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 8/19/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Friends & Neighbors! 
Join us on Saturday, August 19th 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! 


EXTRAORDINARY BEERS! HOMEBREWING WITH HERBS & SPICES with GILBERT GUER
8/19/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 8/19/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District

Beer is anything but ordinary. Roasted flavors of kilned barley, the addition of potent herbs called hops, ultimately transformed through a mysterious process governed by an unseen agent, yeast-this drink, which was once only reserved for shamanic rituals, transforms the drinker physically and emotionally. But beer itself is undergoing a transformation as craft culture matures and we become aware of the possibilities for bold flavors and unconventional ingredients. Beer is going back to its extraordinary roots through the use of herbs and spices- lavender, basil, rosemary, anise, yarrow, mugwort, chamomile, juniper, rose hips can all be found in commercially available beers. In this class we’ll brew a 1 gallon batch of an all-grain seasonal and experimental beer. We’ll go through all the steps: mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling, pitching, and even bottling, and we’ll do it on a scale that’s easy for anyone to do in their kitchen. We’ll focus on herbal and spiced beers, learning about the history, chemistry, and flavor combinations. Everyone goes home with a couple of beers they bottled themselves. We’ll do tastings throughout the class: attendees should bring a bottle of their favorite herbal, spiced, or other extraordinary beer to share.

Saturday, August 19th 
Homestead Apothecary 
3807 MacArthur Blvd 
12:00PM - 3:00PM 
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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. 
Youth Movie Night at DJ's Martial Arts & Fitness on Friday, Sept 15th!
9/16/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 9/16/2017 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! $15 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, Sept 15th
"Movie Night" 
DJ's Martial Arts & Fitness 
4116 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
6:00 - 9:00PM 
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
"The Proper Introduction" Art Show & Eats at Movement Ink
7/22/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 7/22/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Movement Ink Presents
"The Proper Introduction" Art Show feat 20 Visual Artists! 
Eats by Cycle Chef "Serving a History of Oakland"

Saturday, July 22nd 
The Movement Ink 
3832 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619 
12PM - 4PM 
FREE / $5 Plates / Mimosas Y Mas! 


Celebrate the Laurel Evening Market on Thursday, July 20th!
7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 7/21/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
You asked...we listened! Come out and enjoy the Laurel Evening Market on Thursday, July 20th from 5:00PM - 9:00PM and every Third Thursday thereafter! Enjoy the warm summer evening breezes, open aired artisan market and meet your neighbors! 

Thursday, July 20th 
Laurel Evening Market
Laurel District, Oakland! 
5:00 - 9:00PM 

Interest Vendors please email:  laureleveningmarket@gmail.com
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. 
Outdoor Movie Night in the Laurel! Saturday July 15th!
7/16/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 7/16/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
So excited to bring back this lovely tradition of outdoor movie night in the Laurel! This is admission free and open to all, thanks to the awesome support of Movement Ink, Laurel Ace Hardware, Sequoia Diner and the Laurel District Association! 

Join us for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" on Saturday, July 15th in the parking lot of Laurel Ace Hardware. Movie starts at 8PM, food generously donated by Sequoia Diner. 

Bring your own seats (and blankets!). 

See you there! 
Pop - Up Gallery & Closing Reception at RBA Creative
7/15/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 7/16/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
RBA Creative is hosting a pop-up gallery and high-resolution art photography event! RBA Creative is a new co-working space in the Laurel District of Oakland for artists, photographers and a wide range of creative professionals. The space was created to provide artists and photographers a place to exhibit work, meet clients and reach new audiences. It also provides a co-working opportunity for a wide range of creative professionals to build their business in a supportive environment. Amenities include a photography/production studio, meeting space, shared marketing and access to business equipment. RBA will also provide high-resolution photography, printing, and fine art reproduction services. A range of affordable membership options is available.

 
Shibori Tea Towels Workshop!
6/25/2017 8:30:00 PM UTC - 6/25/2017 10:30:00 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 25th
Shibori Tea Towels Workshop
3908 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 
1:30 - 3:30PM

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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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Nourish, Heal, Uplift: QT Viêt Cafe PopUp at Cafe Santana on June 24th
6/24/2017 3:00:00 PM UTC - 6/24/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Come and enjoy some Vietnamese Pandan Waffles along with some freshly roasted coffee this Saturday, June 24th at Cafe Santana! The cafe will be hosting the QT Viêt Cafe family, a social enterprise who aspires to uplift Queer and Trans Viêt narratives over drinks, snacks, art and intergenerational dialogue. 

Saturday, June 24th 
Cafe Santana 
4100 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA
8AM - 1PM
Be Free Yoga for People of Color on Saturday June 24th
6/24/2017 4:00:00 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  

Fourth Saturdays 
9:00 - 10:30AM  
March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th, June 24th 2017 
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

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. 
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


Demystifying Detox with Erin Verinder
6/18/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 6/18/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
"Demystifying Detox"
Saturday, June 17th
6:00 - 8:00PM 

Homestead Apothecary 
3807 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619

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In this class, we will look at the importance of supporting the innate flow of our detoxification channels, and the impact this has on our body ecology. We will dive deep into the importance of digestive health for optimised detoxification and why gut healing is the golden root to all our health woe’s. We will discuss the pro’s and con’s of detox approaches so commonly circulating today- juice cleansing vs soup cleansing, plant based raw vs paleo diets and many more. We will learn Naturopathic strategies to enhance cleansing, detoxification, and digestive healing with the synergy of herbal medicine combinations and how to integrate plant based principles in an approachable supportive way. This class is accessible to all levels, especially those who are looking to empower their health process and with a desire to demystify this hot topic!

Be Free Yoga for African / Black Women & Girls on Saturday, June 17th
6/17/2017 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 

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


Block Printing Totes Workshop at Mischief!
6/16/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 6/16/2017 3:00:00 AM 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.

Thursday, June 15th
Block Printing Totes Workshop
3908 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 
6:00 - 8:00PM

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RBA Creative Meet & Greet
6/9/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 6/9/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
Come say hello to our newest Laurel business, RBA CREATIVE on Thursday, June 8th from 6-9PM and Sunday, June 11th from 12PM - 3PM!

"RBA Creative is a design and communications firm, offering services for businesses and creative professionals. We have almost completed renovations and looking for other creative professionals and consultants who need studio space for photo shoots, client meetings, and other activities. We also want to get your feedback on the space and the services we'll be providing. We're a family business and live a few blocks away, so really love the neighborhood." 

 
MENOPAUSE: MAKING PEACE WITH FIRE with KARYN SCHWARTZ
6/4/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 6/4/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Laurel District
"Making Peace with Menopause"
Sunday, June 4th 
11:00AM - 1:00PM 

Homestead Apothecary 
3807 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

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Menopause is a good time for you to get really selfish in the BEST of ways. If the power of the individual transformations of millions of women around the world were harnessed for change, this world would be a very different place. Menopause IS transformative – in ways you might not think it will be. The physical, mental and emotional challenges of the part of life’s continuum that is menopause can be extremely difficult. My intention with this class is to share what I have learned from my own menopausal experience, and to offer herbal and other natural strategies for enduring this particular fire with grace and resilience.   TEACHER: Karyn Schwartz is the proprietress of SugarPill, an herbal apothecary in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, she has been a community herbalist for over 30 years, and is trained in homeopathic medicine and massage therapy.
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   
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 

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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 

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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.