Upcoming Events Sponsored by Global Change Media

International Women's Day Celebration
International Women's Day Celebration
Sunday, Mar 08, 2015
Event Begins at 1:00 PM
All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

"Make It Happen" is the 2015 theme, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women.

Come to the Sea Of Glass--Center For The Arts, a center for global change through higher consciousness, to share and learn about the many important contributions being made by the women in our local Southern Arizona community. The presentation will include women speakers, poets, and musicians all honoring and celebrating the limitless contributions women have made to the advancement of humanity.

Admission is FREE. Donations are appreciated.

For more information call 520-398-2542.

Film - The Family Farm
Film - The Family Farm
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Film - The Family Farm
Friday, Mar 13, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
In its journey across the majestic Canadian countryside, The Family Farm explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families, and serves as a window into the food production process that modern day consumers have become estranged from. The film begins in Nova Scotia with egg farmer, Aaron Hiltz, who was confronted by the provincial egg board and asked to get rid of the majority of his flock. Hiltz’s story highlights the issues many farmers face and the flaws associated with what he considers an outdated system. The Morgan farm crew of Quebec draw attention to another issue, land cost and inaccessibility, that many young, budding farmers encounter and discuss their proposed solutions to these problems.

Organic farming pioneer, Raymond Loo discloses his dream of creating a chemical-free Prince Edward Island, full of clean, organic food and demonstrates how his farm serves as a stepping stone towards realizing this goal. The exploitative side of farming is also exposed through Manitoba farmer, Carlyle Jorgensen’s retellings of his experience working with an oil company who dug a well on his prime farmland despite his disapproval.

A season spent with these farmers and others reveals the key role they play in sustaining traditional farm knowledge, promoting environmental stewardship and maintaining food security. As 2014 marks the International Year of Family Farming, The Family Farm focuses on imbuing the importance of understanding where our food comes from and emphasizes the crucial role family farms play in ensuring the survival and well-being of local communities and environments.

72 minutes. Recommended ages 15 & up.
Advance: $7.00
Day of Show: $10.00
Local Musicians Showcase w/ Leigh Ann Lesho, Serena Gabriel, and Marcia Breitenbach
Local Musicians Showcase w/ Leigh Ann Lesho, Serena Gabriel, and Marcia Breitenbach
Local Musicians Showcase w/ Leigh Ann Lesho, Serena Gabriel, and Marcia Breitenbach
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Cafe is $42.00. Purchase in advance.


The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents a local musicians showcase featuring Leigh Ann Lesho, Serena Gabriel, and Marcia Breitenbach!

Leigh Ann Lesho is a singer/songwriter who was formerly a collegiate and professional softball player, and says she was a "closet musician" during this 19 year period. Growing up in a musical family, Leigh Ann taught herself to play the guitar as a teenager, practicing and studying many different styles of music. In her final years at the University of Nebraska, she began to experience an intense spiritual awakening from her meditative practices, leading her to study Yoga Science. At 24 years old she retired from sports to fully immerse herself in yoga and music, and opened The Yoga Tree in 2011 in Tucson. Leigh Ann feels her role as a musician and a spiritual guide are one in the same, and encourages others to speak and sing from the heart. https://www.facebook.com/leeleelesho

Marcia Breitenbach co-creates music with Spirit, bringing messages about embracing life, love, joy, letting go, transformation, and living a simpler life. She realized as a former expressive arts psychotherapist that music has the amazing ability to create new pathways in the brain, assisting us in thinking and acting in ways that serve our highest good. Marcia loves sharing her inspiring music, transformative angel gong sessions, and creative tools for life using joy and humor. She is also Music Director for Unity Spiritual Center of Peace in Tucson. http://spiritedchangeaz.com/

Serena Gabriel is a visionary performance artist and therapist who utilizes the sacred technologies of music and dance to invoke inspiration, healing and love of life to those around
her. Sound and movement are not only an essential component to Serena’s work as a performer but also in her practice of traditional Chinese medicine, yoga and in her work with seniors and memory care. Serena’s innate musicality is expressed through the following instruments: didgeridoo, frame
drum, native flute, lyre, kalimba, singing bowls, voice, and more. Serena will take you on a journey around the world and ultimately into your heart.    http://www.serenagabriel.com/
Advance: $10.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $7.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Film - Symphony Of The Soil
Film - Symphony Of The Soil
www.symphonyofthesoil.com
Film - Symphony Of The Soil
Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
From Deborah Koon's Garcia (Director of The Future Of Food and the widow of The Grateful Dead's lead singer, Jerry Garcia) comes Symphony Of The Soil. Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

104 min.
Recommended ages 10 & up.

Advance: $7.00
Day of Show: $10.00
Gabriel Ayala Trio
Gabriel Ayala Trio
www.ayalaguitarist.com
Gabriel Ayala Trio
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
The Gabriel Ayala Trio returns to the Sea of Glass for a special performance Ayala calls "RePercussion", featuring his virtuoso guitar playing backed by two amazing percussionists for a world rhythm adventure!

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Tucson’s own Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans breaking stereotypes by performing classical, jazz, flamenco, and new compositions of his own. 

Gabriel earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997 and went on to become an award-winning musician performing at acclaimed venues such as the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin.  He has been honored as the Artist of the Month for the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce and was the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in 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 and has had the honor of sharing the stage with Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.
$47 for Dinner/Concert Package with the Food For Ascension Cafe. Purchase in advance. Not available day of show.:
Advance: $15  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4
Day of Show: $20  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4
Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs - Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, Avalon Gardens Internships, and Homeless Is Not My Choice.
Japanese Knife Skills & Garnish Creation Class
www.zentribewellness.com
Japanese Knife Skills & Garnish Creation Class
Japanese Temple Cooking For Longevity
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Monday, Mar 30, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Learn the art of Japanese Kitchen Knife Skills and Garnish creation with Yoshi Nakano. Two classes are available on Monday, March 30th:
Morning class: 9:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon class: 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Basic Kata (form and stance) and hands-on knife skills for whole body safety. Students will work with all kinds of vegetables (soft to hard) with garnishes to help refine dinner plates.

Requirement: Students must bring their own Santoku and fruit knives, and a cutting board.

About the Instructor Yoshi Nakano
Yoshi is a second generation Japanese cook and Body worker with eleven years of restaurant, hotel and catering experience in Japan and the United States. He is also an abstract Brush calligrapher, Shiatsu and Eastern preventive health care educator since 1989.
Many of his teachings reunite the healing arts of Tao/Zen and Ayurvedic tradition. Yoshi is currently studying and practicing Zen temple style home cooking from Kyoto, Japan.

Class fee is $48.00 per person.

Registration Required

Registration is required for participation. Please email booking@theseaofglass.org for a registration form or call 520-307-5192.

For any questions about the workshops contact Yoshi at 505-490-2938.

Japanese knife Skills & Garnish Creation Class
www.zentribewellness.com
Japanese knife Skills & Garnish Creation Class
Japanese Temple Cooking For Longevity
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Monday, Mar 30, 2015
Event Begins at 2:00 PM
Learn the art of Japanese Kitchen Knife Skills and Garnish creation with Yoshi Nakano. Two classes are available on Monday, March 30th:
Morning class: 9:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon class: 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Basic Kata (form and stance) and hands-on knife skills for whole body safety. Students will work with all kinds of vegetables (soft to hard) with garnishes to help refine dinner plates.

Requirement: Students must bring their own Santoku and fruit knives, and a cutting board.

About the Instructor Yoshi Nakano
Yoshi is a second generation Japanese cook and Body worker with eleven years of restaurant, hotel and catering experience in Japan and the United States. He is also an abstract Brush calligrapher, Shiatsu and Eastern preventive health care educator since 1989.
Many of his teachings reunite the healing arts of Tao/Zen and Ayurvedic tradition. Yoshi is currently studying and practicing Zen temple style home cooking from Kyoto, Japan.

Class fee is $48.00 per person

Registration Required
Registration is required for participation. Please email booking@theseaofglass.org for a registration form or call 520-307-5192.
For any questions about the workshops contact Yoshi at 505-490-2938.

Easter Celebration
avalongardens.org
Easter Celebration
Sunday, Apr 05, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Bring your family and friends to Avalon Gardens’ annual Easter Celebration! Gates open at 8:30am and this joyous event kicks off with pony rides from 9:00am to 11:00am. At 11:00am is a hayride out to an awesome Easter Egg Hunt, which starts at 11:30am and ends at 12:15pm. There will be hunts for different age categories so everyone is sure to come home with big smiles and bountiful baskets.

After the hunt at 12:30pm, guests can enjoy healthy, delicious refreshments and beautiful, uplifting live entertainment reflecting the true spirit of Easter. TaliasVan’s 45-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra will perform two original Easter songs and entertainment will be provided by students from Global Community Communications Schools for Teens and Children.

A tour of Avalon Organic Gardens EcoVillage will be offered at 1:45pm. Avalon Gardens is one of North America’s largest EcoVillages located on 220 acres of rich farmland just across the Santa Cruz River from the Tumacácori Mission established by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1691. Father Kino cultivated these lands to provide for its indigenous community. Avalon Gardens continues to honor this tradition through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and fostering progressive realms of sustainability such as permaculture, water harvesting, green/eco building, composting, seed saving, heritage grain cultivation, and establishing Arizona’s largest food forest system.

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage has hosted these wonderful Easter celebrations for more than 17 years, offering wholesome, family fun in the beautiful surroundings of mother nature. This working organic farm and ecovillage has horses, cows, goats, chickens, emus, llamas, and other fun critters for the kids to see.

Suggested donation for entrance is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for teens, and $3.00 for kids 11 & under. Pony Rides are $5.00 per ride. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children. For more information call (520) 603-9932 or visit http://avalongardens.org/events.


Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
How to Build an EcoVillage
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join us in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ 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 over 25 years we have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in our efforts to share the fruit 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. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and 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.

Additional Details

A certificate of completion is given for the Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar.
Register a month or more in advance for only $500 and save $200! Pay $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival. Includes housing and organic meals for duration of stay.
Registration less than one month in advance is $700.
Camping is optional 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 need a tent, we can provide one for $7/night.
A tour of the facilities will be held on Thursday.


OPTIONAL: Come Wednesday & Thursday for 2 days of mini-internship, hands-on in the soil. $150 extra for 2 days (recommended as it is only half-price).

This Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar is for those who really want to try to start their own EcoVillage and explains what that will take. Although it has information on sustainability, it is not a Hands-in-the-Soil experience. It is academic in nature. If you want a Hands-in-the-Soil experience, it would be best to come and take an agricultural internship.

Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org
Divine Administration Seminar
For serious spiritual seekers
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Aug 07, 2015
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Event Begins at 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 120 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 July 7th ($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.

Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org
Divine Administration Seminar
For Serious Spiritual Seekers
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Aug 07, 2015
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Weather Changes - Social - Political & Economic Disasters in Relationship to the Adjudication of the Bright & Morning Star vs. Lucifer
Protected and Safe Areas
Could you be a Destiny Reservist?
What is Epochal Revelation & the Importance of It?
presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase
Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion
presented by Dr. Landau Lawrence, M.D.
Starseed children in our midst: A case for multi-soul-age classrooms
presented by Dr. Len'Mana Lee, Ed.D
Group encounter of the cosmic family
presented by Dr. Marayeh Cunningham, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

A Certificate of Completion will be given for this Divine Administration Seminar

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona

Friday night 7:00 p.m. — arrive any time during the day before 3:00 p.m. to register.

Register a month or more in advance: $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival ($500 total, includes housing & organic meals).

Registration less than one month in advance: $700.

Camping is available if you want to and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good down 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.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
How to Build an EcoVillage
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join us in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ 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 over 25 years we have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in our efforts to share the fruit 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. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and 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.

Additional Details

A certificate of completion is given for the Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar.
Register a month or more in advance for only $500 and save $200! Pay $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival. Includes housing and organic meals for duration of stay.
Registration less than one month in advance is $700.
Camping is optional 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 need a tent, we can provide one for $7/night.
A tour of the facilities will be held on Thursday.

OPTIONAL: Come Wednesday & Thursday for 2 days of mini-internship, hands-on in the soil. $150 extra for 2 days (recommended as it is only half-price).

This Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar is for those who really want to try to start their own EcoVillage and explains what that will take. Although it has information on sustainability, it is not a Hands-in-the-Soil experience. It is academic in nature. If you want a Hands-in-the-Soil experience, it would be best to come and take an agricultural internship.