Upcoming Events Sponsored by Global Change Media

Easter Celebration
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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.


Film - Breath Of The Gods
Film - Breath Of The Gods
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Film - Breath Of The Gods
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to Lord Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century, a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known and is what this film is all about.

Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya’s to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois Jan learns the “Sun salutation”, from Iyengar the “King of Asanas”, the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father’s secret “Life Saving Yoga Session”.
A feature-length documentary including rare historical footage as well as lavish reenactments.

105 min. Appropriate for all ages, although not recommended for young children
Advance: $7.00
Day of Show: $10.00
Tremor Yoga Healing
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Tremor Yoga Healing
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Event Begins at 1:30 PM
Your body has an innate mechanism to release stress and tension and it is time that you reacquaint yourself with something that you used to know...

Shaking and Tremoring are a part of the natural mechanism in which the central nervous system releases long-held tension patterns, stress and trauma. As adults we become conditioned to override this self-healing function of our bodies.

Sarah Spieth and Torrey Postal are two of less than ten teachers in the world certified to facilitate the Neurogenic Yoga TM experience and genuinely hope that you will give this profound experience a try. All bodies and all levels welcome.

$55

Questions/Registration:
Torrey - yogawithtorrey@outlook.com / (520) 241-8096
Sarah - sarah.yogalife@gmail.com / (520) 755-2981

R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
www.rcarlosnakai.com
R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Cafe - $50.00

Multiple GRAMMY® Nominees and Canyon Records Recording Artists R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman will perform selections from their album Awakening the Fire, along with never-before-heard improvisations.

As the world’s foremost composer and performer of the Native American Flute, with two Gold Records and a Platinum Record to his credit, R. Carlos Nakai brings a wealth of solo artistry as well as collaborations with world-renowned artists such as Martha Graham and Philip Glass to the stage, along with many national and international tours fronting his various world music ensembles and numerous appearances as a principal soloist with symphony orchestras around the globe.

Will Clipman has contributed his pan-global percussion and drumming to over sixty albums in nearly every musical genre imaginable, and has performed and recorded with Nakai for a quarter-century as an original member of the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet and the Nakai, Eaton & Clipman Trio. Awakening the Fire brings these two master musicians together in an intimate dialogue between the world’s two most ancient instruments, taking audiences on a primal sonic odyssey into the deepest realms of the human experience.
Advance: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00
Day of Show: $23.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $20.00
Essential Yoga Workshop
Essential Yoga Workshop
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Essential Yoga Workshop
Essential Oils Integrated Yoga Practice
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Event Begins at 1:00 PM
Learn how pure and potent essential oils – a form of Nature’s medicine – can deepen, enhance, and potentially transform your yoga practice in this two-hour workshop. In the workshop, we describe what essential oils are, creatively integrate selected oils with yoga poses, and thoughtfully guide or provide hands-on applications. The ultimate goal of combining the therapeutic benefits of dōTERRA® essential oils and yoga is to increase mind-body fitness and bring peace of mind.

The theme for the workshop is Rejuvenating Energy. The Hatha yoga practice will feature forward folds and twists along with breathing techniques and the essential oils will be used aromatically, topically, and internally. Specifically selected essential oils and poses will cleanse the mind, body, and spirit to make room for the new in this unique rejuvenating yoga experience.
Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and any available props (mat, strap, or block). We will have a limited quantity of yoga mats and props available.

Class fee is $25.00 per person before April 11 and $30.00 thereafter.

About the Instructors:
Dawn Browning, Ph.D., RYT-200, LFYP-1 is a research scientist, yoga instructor, and dōTERRA wellness advocate. Yoga has been a part of Dawn’s life since she first experienced its benefits as a graduate student in 2002 and has been using essential oils to improve her health and quality of life since 2012. She is a LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner and is passionate about sharing techniques for managing mood, relieving anxiety, and promoting mind-body fitness. Dawn teaches yoga to provide her students with an opportunity to more fully occupy their bodies, envision peace in their lives and enhance self-awareness.
Susan Staples is a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, Women’s Empowerment, Self Care Expert and founder of 13 Dragonflies,LLC, an artisanal products and services company that supports overwhelmed women running on empty take back control of their health, wellness, and energy so that they can do the work they love, have time for the people they adore, and experience the vitality that they deserve. She is a Board Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology.

Registration

Registration is required to participate. You may register online at https://eventbrite.com/event/16291408040/ or with cash on the day of the event.
For questions regarding registration, contact Susan at susan@sharesoils.com and for questions about the workshops contact Dawn at desertdoterra@gmail.com.

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.

Film - Occupy The Farm
Film - Occupy The Farm
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Film - Occupy The Farm
A direct action success story started on Earth Day 2012
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Celebrate Earth Day with OCCUPY THE FARM! Proceeds benefit Avalon Organic Gardens Internship programs.

This 2014 documentary, OCCUPY THE FARM, tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walked onto a publicly owned research farm on Earth Day 2012 and planted it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.

The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming.

From preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a determined community responding with a direct action to address a major social need: healthy food and access to public land.

“Riveting from the start”, says the Village Voice’s film critic Ernest Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. “It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.”

“Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,” says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay Express.

“Empowering food for thought,” says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.

“From the moment I arrived on the Gill Tract I knew that this was an important story and that the farmer’s strategy was new, unique and hopeful. I am fortunate that these historic events played out in front of our cameras over the weeks and months that we followed them. It was like catching lightening in a bottle.”
Todd Darling, Director

90 min.
Recommended ages 12 & up

The Sea Of Glass is located at 330 E. 7th St. just off of 4th Avenue next to the Hippy Gypsy in Tucson. Showtime is 7:30PM. Tickets prices are: Age 18 & up = $15 advance / $20 day of show; Age 12-17 = $12 advance / $17 day of show; Age 4-11 = $4; Age 3 & under = FREE. Dinner/concert package with the Food For Ascension Café is $47. For tickets or more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://theseaofglass.org.
Advance: $7.00
Day of Show: $10.00
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
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R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with Food For Ascension Cafe - $52.00

Multiple GRAMMY® Nominee, Gold and Platinum Record Winner and Canyon Records Recording Artist R. Carlos Nakai brings his new global native fusion ensemble to the Sea Of Glass--Center For The Arts for a world premiere concert. Among the many manifestations of Nakai’s expansive musical exploration, from solo Native American Flute to ethnic jazz to classical chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras, RCNQ stands out as the Maestro’s most danceable, eclectic and high-energy expression.

Joining original RCNQ members and multiple GRAMMY® Nominees Will Clipman on drums and percussion and AmoChip Dabney on keyboards and saxophones is the newest “Qster” Johnny “Basshawk” Walker on electric five-string bass. RCNQ will perform new arrangements of favorite selections from its recorded oeuvre along with new, never-before-heard improvisations.

With Nakai’s signature flute melodies and golden Miles Davis-like trumpet lines at the pinnacle of the sound pyramid, underscored by Dabney’s lush keyboard textures and funky tenor, alto and soprano sax counterpoint, and driven by the rock-solid rhythm section of Walker and Clipman, RCNQ’s “dance music for the soul” will have your spirit groovin’ and your body movin’ from the first downbeat.
Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00
Ojala
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Ojala
Flamenco performance benefit for Arms Of Love Foster Care
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Event Begins at 6:00 PM
Ojalá is a collaboration of Arizona’s finest flamenco artists uniting to create a series of events benefiting Arms of Love Foster Care. In Spanish, “Ojalá” translates as “Hopefully” and it is the energy of hope that inspires this project. Presentations of Ojalá will highlight both traditional and experimental flamenco works, acknowledging the value of both heritage and imagination in art and in altruism. This event seeks to comfort and inspire those who find themselves in the path of suffering and pain, even as children, and to provide hope of fresh beginnings, peace in the midst of trials, and joy in grace.

Ojalá features:
Misael Barraza (guitar)
Macarena Giraldez (singer)
Olivia Rojas (singer)
Angelina Ramirez (dancer)
Jason Martinez (dancer/percussionist)
Mele Martinez (dancer)
Adrian Goldenthal (bass/upright bass)
Diana Olivares (violin/vocals)

Contact: Mele Martinez 520-309-8762
ojala@melemartinez.com

Tickets: brownpapertickets.com go on sale April 18 and at the door
Advance: $20.00
Day of Show: $20.00
Music Against Monsanto
Music Against Monsanto
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Music Against Monsanto
First annual concert event in support of international "March Against Monsanto" day of action!
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
In celebration and support of the international "March Against Monsanto” day of action, musicians and speakers come together to launch the first annual “Music Against Monsanto” event!

Activists and organizers aim to bring awareness of the health and ecological concerns raised about Monsanto and its advocacy and proliferation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) through an educational and inspiring evening of music and presenters.

Enjoy uplifting music performances by Global Change Music artists; 8-piece indie rock band VansGuard, featuring identical twins DeleVan & SanSkritA DellErba, as well as talented songstress Ellanora DellErba & the Israfel Awakened Band. Global Change Music lyrics speak of taking action against any form of injustice where the people are oppressed. Global Change Music promotes sustainable living, which includes growing your own organic food, building green, permaculture, sharing services and goods (trade and barter), and having a protective environmental consciousness.

There will be presentations by leading local food activists including Jaime Hall from GMO-Free Tucson and TaliSeen Combs, garden coordinator for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage! Stay tuned for more presenters to be announced.

Proceeds support Avalon Organic Gardens Internship programs which educate people about the importance of sustainable farming practices and how to grow food naturally without chemicals or GMOs.
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
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.