Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Fourth Friday - New Films of Vision and Hope Series Finding Meaning in an Uncertain World

Fall Fourth Friday - New Films of Vision and Hope Series
Finding Meaning in an Uncertain World

A special film series is coming up for fall Fourth Friday. What does it mean to be human in today’s uncertain world - to survive, live among others, and find meaning and happiness?

Surviving Progress
Friday September 26, 2014 7-9PM   NOTE time change just for this month

Human advancement is awe-inspiring and double-edged, but we’re running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our 50,000 year old primate brains. With rich imagery and an immersive soundtrack, this film launches us on a journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers. It leaves us with a challenge: prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end.

And later in the series...

One Day on Earth
Friday October 24, 2014 7:30-9:30pm
It’s the first film made in every country of the world on the same day: 10/10/10. You’ll be fascinated by this window into the daily lives, joys, sorrows, and hopes of humanity, filmed by a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers around the world. Experience how the world is interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful.

Friday November 21, 2014  7:30-9:30pm
Note date change just for this month
What makes you happy? Work? Money? Kids and family? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? To answer these questions and more, “Happy” goes from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa.

Holiday Potluck
December - Date and time to be announced
Come to share fun, food, and reflections on the file series and holiday season.
Fireside room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Films of Vision and Hope focuses on positive solutions to  environmental and social problems affecting our world. Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.
Sponsored by Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Transition Palo Alto Fall Sharing Expo at Common Ground 9/21/14 1-3p

Transition Palo Alto Fall Sharing Expo
at Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center
Sunday, September 21, 2014  1:00 to 3:00 PM
559 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Mark your calendars.  The Fall Sharing Expo is taking shape.  Besides goods (garden and food, books, clothes and toys), to share, we'll have a number of Skill-Share demonstrations.  Given the drought, our theme will be Water Saving Tips this time.  Confirmed demonstrators include:

William Mutch - Permaculture Cafe, saving water in the drought
Willi Paul - Water cycle coloring, for kids and those who want to express their inner child
Herb Moore - Scrapophony
Rani Jayakumar - Henna decoration
Rani Jayakumar and Anna Ravenscroft - Grain Grinding
Wendy Hediger - City of Palo Alto's Zero Waste program
Palo Alto Library
Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Have a skill that you'd like to share?  Especially regarding water saving?  Let us know.  There might be some room this time, there certainly will be some room at future Sharing Expos!

Familiar with Transition values and want to help out?  We'd like to staff an information table with greeters.  Sign new people in.  Talk a little about Transition.  Tell them how and why we share.  Let me know if you'd like to take a shift.

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