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Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10am-3:30pm
We're moving the library to a larger and better space in the same church! Please join us to clean up and build out the new space, and to move the kitchen tools to their new home. We will have two work-parties on the same day. Whether you come for the morning or the afternoon, join us for lunch in the middle. Find us in the former SEPTL space at the east end of the church. WORK PARTY 1 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Clean & build out new space (while the library is open in the old space.) LUNCH - 1:00pm Sandwiches and snacks provided by Kitchen Share. WORK PARTY 2 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Move and organize kitchen tools, clean old space. Sandwiches and shop-vacs = best party in town, am I right? http://www.facebook.com/events/942464649179865/
Monday, January 4, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
The Everyone Welcome Community Choir is a non-audition singing class and choir rolled into one, where the number one reason for returning is FUN. Instead of “choral” music, we use songs from around the world: African, folk, gospel, Balkan, rounds, reggae, and more! We focus on pitch, breath, harmony, rhythm, and…did I mention fun? Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your kids! Every Monday from January 4 to February 15. $90 for the series/$15 drop in
Friday, August 14, 2015 from 6-9pm
Save the date! Fri, Aug 14th, 6-9pm will be our third Repair Cafe! Put aside those broken household items to get fixed! (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=534050)
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5pm through Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 10pm
5pm through Sunday, June 7 at 10pm
Join us for VBC's 15 Year Anniversary as Portland's original social change conference/festival! Hands-on community building action at 40+ sites around Portland in the day with Permaculture, Natural Building, and Visionary Urban Design. World class musical performances in the evening including The Polish Ambassador, Desert Dwellers, Clinton Fearon, Joe and Sekou, Love Bomb Go Go, Bibi McGill, Lapa, Halo Refuser, SaraTone, Dirtwire, Rena Jones, Zahira... Speakers include: Michael Meade, Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Mike Lydon, Pandora Thomas, Cameron Whitten, Houck... @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnZpbGxhZ2VidWlsZGluZ2NvbnZlcmdlbmNlLmNvbS86Og==:http://www.villagebuildingconvergence.com] ******EVENING SCHEDULE****** FRIDAY 5/29 5:30-6:30PM Dinner with music by songweaver Jonathan Brinkley! 6:30-7:00PM THE VBC TURNS 15: WHAT WILL WE DO NEXT? Mark Lakeman, VBC, City Planet Repair Institute 7:00-8:30PM -- 5 DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS TO CHOOSE FROM LOOKING BACK…LOOKING FORWARD: LEARNING FROM THE PAST, SEEDING HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Steve Johnson, Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Mike Houck & Torrie Eagle Staff FOOD NOT LAWNS: NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN WORKSHOP Heather Flores, Food Not Lawns THRIVING IN THE COMMONS Tree Bressen, Group Works SOLSARA: THE PRACTICE OF OPENING KALEIDESCOPE COMMUNITY YOGA 7:00-8:30PM CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: Honey Heart Kids Yoga 8:30PM - 12:30AM MUSIC ON THE MAIN STAGE: Sara Tone, Max Ribner Band, LoveBomb Go-Go! Entheo ________________________________________ SATURDAY 5/30 5:30-6:30PM Dinner with the folk fusion of FireWaterMountain and the acoustic dynamism of Down Home Music! 7:00-8:00PM FOOD… ENSURING ACCESS IN THE URBAN VILLAGE Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Tony De Falco & Nathan McClintock 7:00-8:30PM CREATING TINY HOUSE COMMUNITIES Micro Community Concepts BUILDING A NEW SOCIETY OPERATING SYSTEM Alpha Lo, Facilitator Improv BUILDING TRUST AND SUPPORT THROUGH ACROYOGA Serena Scaglione, AcroYoga 7:00-9:30PM EMBODIED INTIMACY IN COMMUNITY Elena Zubulake and Victor Warring 8:00-9:00PM CREATING SAFER COMMUNITIES THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN Greg Saville, Erin Cornell and Brad Taylor 7:00-8:30PM CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: Circus Cascadia 8:30pm-12:30am Music on the Main Stage! Zach, Cherimoya, Attunement Movement, *Joe and Sekou* International Artist with their boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid of electrified kora, rap and irresistible Afrobeat. Halo Refuser, Erica Belfiore, Water Dropz ________________________________________ TUESDAY 6/2 5:30-6:30pm Dinner with the funk rock jams of PERK! Pdx 6:30-7:00PM TACTICAL URBANISM: SHORT-TERM ACTION FOR LONG-TERM CHANGE Mike Lydon, Street Plans 7:00-8:30PM ART & DESIGN WORKSHOP: CREATE PORTLAND’S FUTURE, with the GREEN LOOP STACKING FUNCTIONS FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Jeremy O’Leary, PREP Oregon SOCIAL PERMACULTURE: CREATING LASTING CULTURAL IMPACT Matheo James, Venture Stewardship STORYLINES WITHIN THE SONGS OF THE UNIVERSE Songlines with Jon & Lulu TIME AS MONEY: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT TIME BANKING Lenore Eklund, film viewing followed by discussion 7:00-8:30PM CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: Caopeira Jogo . 8:30-10:30pm Music on the Main Stage: Cat8Crow, Rena Jones Ensemble, a potent performer is a sophisticated example of the modern movement in electronic dance and ambient music. ________________________________________ WEDNESDAY 6/3 5:30-6:30PM Dinner with a dynamic and inspiring Capoeira Roda! 7:00-8:30PM RESTORING BALANCE AND PROMOTING HARMONY: AN INDIGENOUS APPROACH TO INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY Terry Cross, NICWA GREEN EQUITY: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Edward B. Hill, Groundwork Portland FUNGI AS ALLIES IN COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Peter McCoy, Radical Mycology POLLINATION, BEES AND US Rose Madrone and Melanie Rios, Connectivity Project 7:00-8:30PM CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: Ibrahim Kelly, Drumming Circle 8:30-10:45PM MUSIC ON THE MAIN STAGE: POPgoji, Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater is treating us to a special performance entitled "Phenomenally" a tribute to Maya Angelou. Clinton Fearon was born in Jamaica, and was the bassist, vocalist and lyricist for the mythic Gladiators. ________________________________________ THURSDAY 6/4 5:30-6:30pm Dinner with the eclectic roots stringband The Moonshine! 7:00-8:30PM ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: FAITH, ECO-JUSTICE AND PERMACULTURE Join Laveta Gilmore Jones, Leaven Community Organizer, Cheryl Lohrmann-Riggs, EcoFaith Recovery Organizer, Solveig Nilsen-Goodin, Pastor of Wilderness Way Community, and Randy Woodley, Keetoowah Cherokee, Professor of Faith and Culture, George Fox University, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies. Facilitated by Dave Pritchett. SOCIAL PERMACULTURE-DEEPENING OUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE CARE Pandora Thomas, Earthseed Consulting THE TRIPLE BODY: INTERCONNECTING THE PERSONAL, POLITICAL AND PLANETARY BODIES Nala Walla, BCollective PLACEMAKING: A NEW CITIZENSHIP FOR A CHANGING WORLD Matt Bibeau, VBC SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE: A JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM Amanda Rain & SaraHope Smith, Speaking the Unspeakable® BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE ART OF STORYTELLING: A WORKSHOP ON THE PRACTICE OF COUNCIL Lillian Soderman, Center for Council POETRY OF THE SOIL AND THE SOUL Hannah Poirier, Placecraft 7:00-8:30PM CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: Red Yarn: folk music and puppetry 8:30-10:45pm Main Stage schedule Cosmic Rose, Attunement Movement Dance, Loveness Wesa & the Bantus Afro-pop dance music! Pachi Pamwe, mbira (thumb piano) and guitar. ________________________________________ Friday 6/5 9:00pm Beloved Presents, in association with The Village Building Convergence is proud to present The Polish Ambassador featuring the Liminus Visual Experience and special guests Desert Dwellers and Dirtwire at the historic Crystal Ballroom! More information here! Tickets sold separately! SATURDAY 6/6 5:30-6:30PM Dinner with the soulful harmonies of Habits! 6:45-7:45PM VBC LOUD AUCTION! Bid on some TREMENDOUS TREASURES including: Spa getaways, yoga memberships, private vineyard tours, concert tickets, restaurant gift certificates, locally designed crafts, cooking classes, eco-home design consulting., and much more… 7:00-8:30PM A PLACE TO CALL HOME: AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PORTLAND Eli Spivak, Cameron Whitten, Jes Larson, Marc Jolin SACRED CACAO: A RETURN TO THE HEART WITH MATHEO JAMES “GOLDEN DRAGON” 7:00-8:30PM CHILDREN’S VILLAGE Circus Cascadia 7:45-9:00PM HOW YOUR UNIQUE GENIUS CAN HELP HEAL NATURE AND CULTURE Michael Meade 9:00PM-12:30AM VBC Hearth Finale! Yaima, Shadowplay, Then a debut a collaboration between Bibi McGill (the musical director and lead guitarist for Beyonce), Entheo (lush electronic), and Zahira (a fantastic reggae and soul female vocalist from San Francisco), followed by LAPA, then Sol Nectar. STAY IN TOUCH! For updates on what we are up to in the build-up towards this springtime urban barn-raising, check out our fb pages - The City Repair Project and Village Building Convergence - Portland. *Website*: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vdmlsbGFnZWJ1aWxkaW5nY29udmVyZ2VuY2UuY29tLzo6:villagebuildingconvergence.com] *Tickets and Housing*: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnZpbGxhZ2VidWlsZGluZ2NvbnZlcmdlbmNlLmNvbS90aWNrZXRzLzo6:http://www.villagebuildingconvergence.com/tickets/] *General Info*: email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/events/355843827936335/
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7pm through Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9pm
7pm through Wednesday, October 29 at 9pm
The Portland Peace Choir is launching its 2014-15 season in September and is seeking to expand its membership. The Portland Peace Choir is a community choir that welcomes all voices. The choir meets on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison Street, in Portland. Rehearsals begin the first Wednesday in September, but all are invited to visit on any Wednesday they choose. There are no auditions necessary to join the Peace Choir; all skill levels are welcome. Basses and tenors are especially needed. For anyone who has ever wanted to sing secular songs of peace and joy in a no-pressure and accepting environment, the choir offers great fun in a supportive community. This season’s theme, “A Lasting Peace”, is from a choral suite of the same name that features Abraham Lincoln’s words as lyrics. The choir will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s second inaugural address, which is inscribed in the Lincoln Memorial and was followed by his assassination the next month. In addition to “A Lasting Peace”, other music selections will include songs sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, Tracy Chapman, Cat Stevens, and Pete Seeger. The choir will also honor the passing of two luminaries, Nelson Mandela and Pete Seeger. For more information visit www.portlandpeacechoir.org or call 503-482-9630.