Film - Return To Homs
www.returntohoms.com
Film - Return To Homs
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
July 25, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
WINNER OF 15 AWARDS IN 2014, INCLUDING THE WORLD CINEMA GRAND JURY PRIZE DOCUMENTARY AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Nineteen-year-old Basset is the goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team. When revolution breaks out the charismatic young man becomes an iconic protest leader and singer. His songs reflect his dream of peaceful liberation from Assad's brutal regime. Osama is a 24-year-old media activist and pacifist wielding his camera to document the revolution. But when the army cracks down and their beloved Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters take up arms and transform into renegade insurgents, with devastating results.
"This is Homs, but I don't know where I am," Basset says with characteristic joviality as he wanders through the destroyed buildings and rubble-filled streets of the city. They are the streets Basset and Osama grew up in, now a barren battlefield. In fractured homes, discarded living rooms speak of thousands of disrupted lives. Osama is disorientated by this completely new reality, "like an immigrant discovering a new city".
As the siege takes hold in Homs, these two friends gather together a circle of brave but ragtag comrades, determined to protect the trapped civilians and help to get them out of the city. Surviving on a diet of just a few olives and a single glass of dirty water a day, this handful of stranded amateur fighters hold out against the snipers, tanks and mortars of the Syrian Army. They scuttle through the ghost town like rats, resourceful and single-minded.
Soon bravado gives way to despair as the reality of their David and Goliath battle takes hold. Sitting in a destroyed hallway lit by streaks of sunshine that make their way through the rubble, the normally optimistic Basset seems broken. Osama has been captured and the fight is not going well. "I no longer have it in me to do this. All my close friends are gone. I'm fed up man."
Yet out of despair grows a renewed, more bitter determination. "Will this revolution ever end?" the film's director Derki asks. "Sure - they're not immortal", smiles Basset. Pushed out of the city by Assad's forces, he prepares his men for a dangerous return to Homs. "Kill me, but just open up an exit for the people", the brave young leader cries.
Primal and visceral, this extraordinary film dives into the reality of the Syrian resistance with a frenzied immediacy. Through a remarkable intimacy it captures the dreaded rite of passage of two friends and a haunting battle cry for justice.

Recommended ages 16 & up. 90 min.

$8.00 advance / $11.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/746662
Film - Edgar Cayce: The Beautiful Dreamer
edgarcayce.org
Film - Edgar Cayce: The Beautiful Dreamer
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 8, 2014
Event begins at 7:00 PM
Edgar Cayce (1877 - 1945), was dubbed "the Sleeping Prophet" and "the Father of Holistic Medicine" because he was able to bring forth incredible healing information from a deep, self-induced trance. All he needed was to be given the subject to be discussed, or the inquiring person's name, address, and whereabouts, by a conductor to make suggestions and ask the questions, and a stenographer to take it all down. Almost every day for forty-two years he had out-of-body journeys in order to answer questions covering an immense range of subject matter. He could do this at any time, any place.

Persons from all walks of life came to him for help or advice. Among them was a movie producer, an actress, a top steel magnate, a U.S. Senator, a Vice-President of the United States; parents, the sick, the lame, the disturbed. His extraordinary trances also gave in-depth information and guidance on our relationship to God, past lives, the laws of cause and effect, the idea and ideals of an Atlantis, and the history and future of humankind and the universe. He also made numerous prophecies that are just now beginning to prove true.

Winner, "Most Thought-provoking Documentary" ~ Sedona International Film Festival
"It is the best film ever made on my father." ~Edgar Evans Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son

All ages. 80 min. Discussion to follow film.

$7.00 advance / $12.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
Film - Edgar Cayce: The Beautiful Dreamer
edgarcayce.org
Film - Edgar Cayce: The Beautiful Dreamer
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 8, 2014
Event begins at 7:00 PM
Showing Friday, July 11 & Friday, August 8.

Edgar Cayce (1877 - 1945), was dubbed "the Sleeping Prophet" and "the Father of Holistic Medicine" because he was able to bring forth incredible healing information from a deep, self-induced trance. All he needed was to be given the subject to be discussed, or the inquiring person's name, address, and whereabouts, by a conductor to make suggestions and ask the questions, and a stenographer to take it all down. Almost every day for forty-two years he had out-of-body journeys in order to answer questions covering an immense range of subject matter. He could do this at any time, any place.

Persons from all walks of life came to him for help or advice. Among them was a movie producer, an actress, a top steel magnate, a U.S. Senator, a Vice-President of the United States; parents, the sick, the lame, the disturbed. His extraordinary trances also gave in-depth information and guidance on our relationship to God, past lives, the laws of cause and effect, the idea and ideals of an Atlantis, and the history and future of humankind and the universe. He also made numerous prophecies that are just now beginning to prove true.

Winner, "Most Thought-provoking Documentary" ~ Sedona International Film Festival
"It is the best film ever made on my father." ~Edgar Evans Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son

All ages. 80 min.

$7.00 advance / $12.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
Film - Edgar Cayce, The Beautiful Dreamer
edgarcayce.org
Film - Edgar Cayce, The Beautiful Dreamer
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 8, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
Showing Friday, July 11 & Friday, August 8.

Edgar Cayce (1877 - 1945), was dubbed "the Sleeping Prophet" and "the Father of Holistic Medicine" because he was able to bring forth incredible healing information from a deep, self-induced trance. All he needed was to be given the subject to be discussed, or the inquiring person's name, address, and whereabouts, by a conductor to make suggestions and ask the questions, and a stenographer to take it all down. Almost every day for forty-two years he had out-of-body journeys in order to answer questions covering an immense range of subject matter. He could do this at any time, any place.

Persons from all walks of life came to him for help or advice. Among them was a movie producer, an actress, a top steel magnate, a U.S. Senator, a Vice-President of the United States; parents, the sick, the lame, the disturbed. His extraordinary trances also gave in-depth information and guidance on our relationship to God, past lives, the laws of cause and effect, the idea and ideals of an Atlantis, and the history and future of humankind and the universe. He also made numerous prophecies that are just now beginning to prove true.

Winner, "Most Thought-provoking Documentary" ~ Sedona International Film Festival
"It is the best film ever made on my father." ~Edgar Evans Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son

All ages. 80 min.

$7.00 advance / $12.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/741878
Film - Bhopali
www.bhopalithemovie.com
Film - Bhopali
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 15, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
Bhopali is an multi-award-winning feature documentary about the survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.

Recommended ages 16 & up. 90 min.

$7.00 advance / $12.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/794497
Pato Banton & The Now Generation
patobanton.com
Pato Banton & The Now Generation
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 17, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten!

Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever.

Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”

Pato’s career began in the 80’s and he has gained international acclaim with his positive reggae and topped the charts in more than 20 countries.

With the release of his new album “Destination Paradise” Pato Banton is embarking on a musical and spiritual mission across all 50 States of America. At the beginning of this mission Pato decided to create a new band called “The Now Generation”, made up of different members from the LA/OC area of Southern California.

Pato Banton and The Now Generation are making their way across the country spreading the Good News of The URANTIA Book and uplifting the masses with a warm message of love and positivity that Pato has been known for bringing to his audiences around the world. Be sure to catch this all new high energy showcase and become a part of The Now Generation!

Age 18 & up = $15 advance / $20 day of show
Ages 12-17 = $12 advance / $17 day of show
Ages 4-11 = $4.00
Ages 3 & Under = Free

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets or more information.

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/745123
Film - These Birds Walk
www.oscilloscope.net
Film - These Birds Walk
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 22, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, THESE BIRDS WALK documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience.

Filmed over nearly three years, THESE BIRDS WALK is the story of Omar, a high-spirited young boy of 9 or 10 who is living in a house for runaways; he has fled his difficult rural home life for the dangerous streets of Karachi, and is trying to find a safe haven somewhere amidst the chaos of his country and his family.

Attempting to help him is Asad, a young ambulance driver who works for the dispatch center adjacent to the runaways’ home. A former street kid, Asad sees something of himself in these children, and reluctantly but regularly risks his life to reunite them with their families.

Hanging over both of them, though only briefly glimpsed in the film, is the presence of the founder of both the orphanage and the ambulance dispatch center: Abdul Sattar Edhi, the most deeply revered philanthropist in Pakistan. Edhi has established a system of nursing homes, women’s shelters, orphanages and hospitals – a large army of humanitarians gathered in his name to fight the country’s rampant gang violence, ethnic conflict and poverty.

Recommended ages 16 & up. 75 min.

$5.00 advance / $10.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/799263
VansGuard & Israfel Awakened
vansguard.org
VansGuard & Israfel Awakened
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 23, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
VansGuard is a unique eight-piece band of socially and environmentally-conscious, activist-musicians whose original songs reflect their lives and their vision of a better future. The band features the dynamic vocals of songwriters and identical twin sisters DeleVan & SanSkritA. Their lyrics speak against injustice and promote sustainable living while their vocals emulate an ancient strength of Celtic origins. The complex and creative music of VansGuard can shift from passionate rock to ballads.

The instrumentation of VansGuard includes acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, keyboard, trumpet, penny whistle, bass, drums, and percussion. Talented musicianship blends seamlessly to support two of the greatest singers in the world. High-powered rhythms and rock-solid instrumentation get you dancing while progressive, socially-aware lyrics get you thinking. VansGuard’s activist song Syria is getting national airplay and positive responses from around the world:

"Hey, I'm from Syria, and this I have to say is the most beautiful song I've ever heard I don't know what to say, other than thank you. This is a really beautiful song full of emotions, and it comes from a pure heart, it made me cry and become over joyed in the same time. And on behalf of everyone in Syria, thank you I really hope that one day there will be peace." ~ Sal Majak

Although they are twins, DeleVan & SanSkritA are very different personalities who complement each other in every way. They grew up harmonizing together and are in tune with each other like only twins can be. Their brother, Amadon, plays drums & percussion and has developed a synchronistic style of playing which upholds the vocals and fuses their melodies with rhythm and dynamics, reflecting the deep bond and soul connection he has with his sisters.

Opening band, Israfel Awakened is a female trio with heart-melting harmonies and motivating lyrics. Having grown up at Avalon Gardens, they’ve been singing together since the age of 6 and their voices blend like seasoned professionals. Lead singer, guitar player and songwriter Ellanora DellErba is a captivating performer ahead of her time, sharing beautiful, original ballads about working through the struggles in life with a sense of hope, friendship, love, and faith in humanity.

Age 18 & up = $13 advance / $18 day of show
Ages 12-17 = $10 advance / $15 day of show
Ages 4-11 = $4.00
Ages 3 & Under = Free

Dinner/Concert Packages with the Food For Ascension Café = $51

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets or more information.

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/746690
Film - Living Without Money
livingwithoutmoney.org
Film - Living Without Money
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 29, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically.

Today, after 14 years, she is still living almost without money and claims she is feeling more free and independent than ever. The film follows Heidemarie in her day to day life and shows the challenges she meets by living an alternative lifestyle.

Heidemarie is constantly on the move, meeting new people, staying with old and new friends for a few nights. She is never worried about the future, she’s not even pre-occupied about where she will sleep next week or where she will find her next meal. She knows by experience that things always work out for her as long as she is open to whatever happens. She travels all around Germany, often she is also in Austria, Switzerland and Italy, holding lectures about her experience and trying to convey the message that an easier way of life is possible.

What started out as exchanging favors in lieu of money has now become a lifestyle. She is always trying to help others find a path to a simpler and more harmonic life. She enjoys life in the moment she is living instead of being preoccupied with the future.

Recommended ages 12 & up. 60 min.

$5.00 advance / $10.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/794836
Gabriel Ayala Trio CD Release Concert - "Live At The Mission"
www.ayalaguitarist.com
Gabriel Ayala Trio CD Release Concert - "Live At The Mission"
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
August 30, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
CD RELEASE CONCERT FOR HIS LATEST WORK, "LIVE AT THE MISSION" RECORDED AT THE SAN XAVIER MISSION ON THE TOHONO O'ODHAM RESERVATION IN TUCSON.

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although Gabriel truly enjoys being a teacher his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in masterclass settings.

Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2010, Gabriel was honored to perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in a series called “Guitar Masters”. He has been recognized by the former State of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, now Director of Homeland Security, for his musical achievements. In addition, he has also been honored as the Artist of the Month for the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce (IICOC). Not only is Gabriel recognized locally and in the United States but has had the opportunity to be the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.

Gabriel was selected as one of ten musicians featured in “Native Musicians in the Groove” highlighting stories of musicians in their struggles while persevering with a career in music. He also has been featured in several media publications such as “Native Peoples”, “Indian Country Today”, “SAY Magazine” (Canadian and United States Editions), “Spirit of the Southwest (German Publication)”, “Native America Calling”, “Canadian Broadcasting Corporation” and numerous others.

Ayala has released three self-distributed albums: “Self Titled” in 2003, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in 2007 and “Tango!” in 2008. He has also been a featured artist on several other CD releases. Gabriel has been breaking stereotypes amongst Native and Non-Native people by performing classical, jazz, flamenco, and new compositions of his own which he highlighted on his 2010 release of “Remembrance”. Also recorded in 2010 is the CD entitled “Passion, Fire & Grace” which showcases the genre “JazzMenco” created by Gabriel. He is an award winning artist in several music award shows including the Native American Music Awards “Best Instrumental CD (2009)”, “Best World Music (2010)”, and “Artist of the Year (2011)” and the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards “Best International Album (2010 and 2011)”. Gabriel also received the 2011 Tanner Award from the University of Arizona’s American Indian Alumni for his significant success in his professional career. His contribution and leadership provide a benefit to American Indian communities. Gabriel received many accolades in his career among them is the honor of sharing the stage with Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.

As Ayala continues to travel throughout the United States and other countries he serves as an advocate for education for all youth while instilling his values of living a traditional lifestyle while abstaining from Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco. Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, “Love your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women”. Gabriel wants to share the gift of music with as many people and show children that they can become whatever they dream. Gabriel currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Age 18 & up = $15 advance / $20 day of show
Ages 12-17 = $12 advance / $17 day of show
Ages 4-11 = $4.00
Ages 3 & Under = Free

Dinner/Concert Packages with the Food For Ascension Café = $53

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets or more information.

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/746709
Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org
Divine Administration Seminar
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage
September 5, 2014, 3:00 PM —
September 8, 2014, 3:00 PM
Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA) is hosting a Divine Administration Seminar for serious spiritual seekers—potential Destiny Reservists. Topics include the physics of rebellion, ascension science, protected and sacred areas, the five epochal revelations for humankind, the cosmology of the master universe, starseed children, and interuniversal genetics.

The concept of Divine Administration management is working in conjunction with unseen but ever-present celestial personalities. The growth of GCCA/Divine Administration over the last 25 years (now with more than 115 quality change agents from all over the world) and the manifestation of the organization’s diversified ministries complement the claim of working in liaison with spirit counterparts. Presenters include Dr. Marayeh Cunningham, Psychologist; Landau Lawrence, M.D.; Len’Mana Lee Ed.D., and Founders Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase.

The seminar is held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona—a beautiful 220-acre EcoVillage in a sacred area known to the indigenous inhabitants as the “palm of God’s hand”.

$500 for early registration before August 5th ($700 after). Includes lodging and organic meals. Certificates of Completion given to participants. All seminar and workshop proceeds benefit the Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage Agricultural Internships and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program—nonprofit service programs to assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in various levels of healing, training, and education to actualize their dreams and talents.
Film - First To Fall
www.ishtaproductions.com
Film - First To Fall
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
September 5, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
An intimate tale of friendship and revolution, this coming of age story documents the journey of two young friends, Hamid (26) and Tarek (21), who abandon their peaceful lives as students in Canada to join an unconventional war in their homeland of Libya.

Hamid and Tarek have never fired a gun, but in 2011 they run recklessly toward the war, fueled by their hatred of Muammar Gaddafi and their desire to be part of history. Once they arrive, their paths diverge. Hamid blazes ahead with fearless enthusiasm, and with a camera in hand he is invited to film the front lines by rebel forces, easily fitting in with the boyish camaraderie on the battlefield. Tarek’s journey is more difficult, introspective and unsure, consistently plagued by obstacles. He fights relentlessly against his destiny, ignoring all warnings that suggest his single-minded ambition to reach the frontline may have tragic consequences.

For eight months, director Rachel Beth Anderson documented raw moments of personal and breathtakingly dangerous acts of war and sacrifice as Hamid and Tarek join the rebels taking on Gaddafi’s army. The film captures the chaos and giddiness of revolution, the brutal loss of lives and innocence, and a deeply intimate view charting the young men’s decent into war as they discover who they are and what they are capable of. In Tarek’s words, “The end of the story is different than what I thought.”

Recommended ages 16 & up. 82 min.

$5.00 advance / $10.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
Film - First To Fall
www.ishtaproductions.com
Film - First To Fall
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
September 5, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
An intimate tale of friendship and revolution, this coming of age story documents the journey of two young friends, Hamid (26) and Tarek (21), who abandon their peaceful lives as students in Canada to join an unconventional war in their homeland of Libya.

Hamid and Tarek have never fired a gun, but in 2011 they run recklessly toward the war, fueled by their hatred of Muammar Gaddafi and their desire to be part of history. Once they arrive, their paths diverge. Hamid blazes ahead with fearless enthusiasm, and with a camera in hand he is invited to film the front lines by rebel forces, easily fitting in with the boyish camaraderie on the battlefield. Tarek’s journey is more difficult, introspective and unsure, consistently plagued by obstacles. He fights relentlessly against his destiny, ignoring all warnings that suggest his single-minded ambition to reach the frontline may have tragic consequences.

For eight months, director Rachel Beth Anderson documented raw moments of personal and breathtakingly dangerous acts of war and sacrifice as Hamid and Tarek join the rebels taking on Gaddafi’s army. The film captures the chaos and giddiness of revolution, the brutal loss of lives and innocence, and a deeply intimate view charting the young men’s decent into war as they discover who they are and what they are capable of. In Tarek’s words, “The end of the story is different than what I thought.”

Recommended ages 16 & up. 82 min.

$5.00 advance / $10.00 day of show

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Visit the Food For Ascension Café in same building!

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/794554
K-Bass & Farafina Musiki
www.kbassmusic.com
K-Bass & Farafina Musiki
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
September 27, 2014
Event begins at 7:30 PM
K-Bass & Farafina Musiki – 11-Piece Band!

A world famous runner and a dynamic Afro-Pop/Reggae vocalist and song writer Bassirima Soro, better known as K-Bass, electrifies audiences with his high-energy, upbeat music in three languages.

Fluent in English, French and his native language, Bambara, K-Bass was born in Côte d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast), Africa to a deeply loving family of musicians. K-Bass’s late father, a traditional medicine man, singer and Ngoni (a string instrument originating in West Africa) player and his mother, a singer and dancer, were both descended from families in which music is the center of everything. Through music and dance they celebrate birth and death, comfort the living, resolve conflicts and share their knowledge and Love. They instilled their great passion for music in K-Bass as a young boy.

Despite severe economic hardships, K-Bass obtained a hard won education and became a world class cross country and marathon runner, earning celebrity status in his native country and surrounding regions. Nonetheless, seeing that opportunities were limited in his native country, K-Bass moved to the United States despite knowing no English. Needing to make ends meet, K-Bass learned English and continued to compete as a runner, while earning a nursing degree. For years, K-Bass continued to win important races earning the name, “The Barefoot Runner” and continued to pursue, his first love, music.

After moving to Tucson, Arizona, and winning the prestigious Tucson Marathon 6 times, barefoot, (for which he was written up in Sports Illustrated and numerous other sports magazines and blogs) K-Bass became the lead singer of the southern Arizona African mix band, “The Key Ingredients of African Soul” and was a guest artist with a number of other African style bands.

K-Bass' solo career has exploded with the launch of three solo albums: “Too Much Negativity”, released in 2009, “La Liberté” in 2011 and K-Bass and Farafina Musiki’s Latest album Faso. K-Bass’s music has won great critical acclaim. K-Bass and his amazing band, K-Bass and Farafina Musiki, is continuing to wow audiences with their incredible stage charisma and K-Bass’ innovative blend of Afro-pop, Reggae and several traditional African styles.

Age 18 & up = $10 advance / $15 day of show
Ages 12-17 = $7 advance / $12 day of show
Ages 4-11 = $4.00
Ages 3 & Under = Free

Dinner/Concert Packages with the Food For Ascension Café = $48

Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets or more information.

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
http://k-bass.bpt.me/
Earth Harmony Festival
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Earth Harmony Festival
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage
October 4, 2014, 12:00 AM —
October 5, 2014, 12:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori (which recently opened the all-organic, all-local Food For Ascension Café in the 4th Avenue area of Tucson) will host their third annual Earth Harmony Festival on October 4 & 5. Avalon Gardens is one of North America’s largest EcoVillages. Established in Arizona in 1989, Avalon has evolved and grown into what is now a 220-acre EcoVillage with 117 residents from around the world and growing. A virtual oasis in the desert, Avalon is nestled in the picturesque Santa Cruz River valley, an area rich with heritage and history.

Avalon Gardens founders, Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase, created the Earth Harmony Festival to celebrate the vision of sustainability unfolding at the EcoVillage and to encourage a restoration of balance to the world’s people and ecosystems through environmental awareness, education, and a commitment to taking active steps towards creating a planet of peace and unity without uniformity. Come bear witness to change in action through a new paradigm of living, thinking, growing, and achieving!

The Earth Harmony Festival features engaging and educational EcoVillage tours, where festival goers explore various sustainable living practices such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, the cultivation of heritage and heirloom vegetables and grains, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, eco-building projects, Arizona’s largest food forest system, solar and wind power, the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more. Additionally, the festival offers live music; speakers; a fun and interactive children’s village; pony rides; vendor village with food, art, crafts, and eco-friendly information; and camping under the starry night sky.

Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change MusicSM Nonprofit Record Label featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band performing CosmoPop® - spiritual vocal music that addresses the sufferings of our times and gives hope for a better world to come™, VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, The Change Agents Band, and Israfel Awakened. Global Change Music artists’ each have their own unique musical style with lyrical poetry about caring for the earth and its people and taking action against injustice.

The Earth Harmony Festival thrives on partnership! Donors and sponsors make the festival possible and help support Avalon Gardens Internships and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program — nonprofit programs which assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in various levels of healing, training, and education to actualize their dreams and talents. Entrance to the festival is free. Donations for activities and Eco Tours are encouraged to help foster the EcoVillage’s many prototype projects for creating a more sustainable, environmentally-conscious, and friendly world.

Entrance to the Festival is Free. Donations appreciated for certain activities. Camping available by donation.
Neurogenic Yoga Teacher Training - October 19-25
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Neurogenic Yoga Teacher Training - October 19-25
The Sea of Glass Performance Hall
October 19, 2014
Event begins at 8:00 AM
October 19 through October 25, 8:00am to 5:00pm each day

Neurogenic Tremoring is being used by thousands of people around the world as an effective tool for releasing chronic traumatic stress, physical tension and emotional trauma. It is also quickly becoming a popular way to release the everyday stress, tension, and anxiety that comes from the daily pressures of life. Benefits are endless!

Neurogenic Yoga™ Teacher Certification Learning Objectives:
•Learn how the tremor response works within your own body.
•Learn the theory behind how and why Neurogenic Yoga™ balances the nervous system. I.e. specific to the autonomic nervous system, anatomy, etc.
•Learn how to facilitate Neurogenic Yoga™ within a yoga class setting.

Those who complete the Neurogenic Yoga™ Teacher Certification will be certified to teach Neurogenic Yoga™ within the context of a yoga class setting, both for group and individual sessions. This certification is specifically designed to integrate neurogenic tremoring into the yoga experience. Neurogenic Yoga™ Teacher Training is appropriate for all disciplines of yoga from restorative and therapeutic methods to vigorous vinyasa and power yoga practitioners.

Prerequisites:
•Be a 200-hour (or more) certified yoga instructor.
•Have taught public yoga classes for a minimum of 1 year.
•Have taught at least 200 group yoga classes.

Lead Trainers:
•Jennica Mills, MSW, E-RYT, Certified TRE™ Level II. After receiving her Master’s in Social Work in 2005, Jennica began working as a trauma therapist in a sexual assault recovery program. This experience led her into a journey of learning and practicing Yoga, Meditation and somatic therapies such as Trauma Releasing Exercises™ (TRE™).

•Maria Alfaro, E-RYT Certified TRE Trainer. Since 2004 Maria taught TRE to thousands of people in the US, in Europe and in Canada and she assisted Dr. Berceli in numerous trainings in the US and in South Africa. She is also an E-RYT and one of two lead instructors for Neurogenic Yoga.

For more information call (480) 223-8686 or email jennica@neurogenicyoga.com
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
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Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage
October 23, 2014, 12:00 AM —
October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, invites you to join in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and culture enhancement. Their model community of 100+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For more than 25 years they have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in an effort and intention to share the fruits of their labor with other planetary citizens.
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about their methods of sustainability, through practical advice, providing the necessary consciousness-tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. Seminar topics include Environment & Agriculture - choosing land with good soil and water above or below ground; Village Development & Housing – focusing on alternative architecture, alternative energy, and water conservation; Economics – on creating environmentally-sustainable enterprises and forming alliances with other organizations; Education – childhood development and parenting in community; Media, Marketing & the Arts; Health Care; and Leadership & Procedures – the nuts and bolts of order, holding a community together, and growing together.
The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that they share this wealth of information with you.

The seminar cost is $700 and includes housing and organic meals. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion for attending the seminar. Camping available.

A 2-day hands-in-the-soil mini-internship is also offered on Wednesday & Thursday for an additional $150.

All seminar proceeds benefit the Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage Agricultural Internships and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program.
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
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Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage
October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM —
October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join us in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and culture enhancement. Our model community of 100+ men, women, and children, located at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For over 25 years we have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in our efforts and intention to share the fruits of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability. through practical advice, providing the necessary consciousness tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

A Certificate of Completion will be given for this Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar.

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori, Arizona

Early registration 1 month or more before seminar: $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival ($500 total, includes housing & organic meals).

Registration less than 1 month before: $700.

Camping is available if you want to and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good sleeping bag, as it can get nippy at night. If you want to camp and do not have a tent, we do rent them for $7/night.

Thursday registration and tour of facilities & gardens.

OPTIONAL: Come Wednesday & Thursday for 2 days of mini-internship, hands-on in the soil. $150 extra for 2 days (which is half-price, when taking seminar)