Monday, September 8, 2014

September 9th, Northbay UpRising morningshow

Get Up and Rise Up in the morning with the Northbay UPrising morningshowProduced by the Gathering of the Tribes [link]. Listen in on your Smart Phone with our Tune-in App [link], on a Desktop with our live U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], with our Live Mp3 stream (.pls) [link], on a Netbook / Laptop [link]. Check out our FM Transmitter Range [link]!
* Local weather for Vallejo [link], Napa [link], Santa Rosa [link], Dillon's Beach [link], Walnut Creek [link], Richmond [link].
Local Links page with local news portals, and local sports info [link]!
Ongoing Community Events [link], weekly and monthly
Farmer's Markets page [link]. Learn how to make your own artisan products [link]!
Local Food Guide [link]


Watermelon & Cucumber Salad -
Vallejo Grown is a collaborative of all the public and community gardens in Vallejo [link].
A different garden hosts a potluck on the last Sunday of every month.
At August's potluck at the MIRA Culture Garden (51 Daniels Ave) [link], Kemper Stone showed us how they are growing gourds, vegetables, and more. He also showed off his soil and compost exhibit.
Joanna from Kyles Temple Garden (Sonoma Blvd & Illinois Street) [link] brought a refreshing summer salad, and it was so popular that we got the recipe from her:
Chop up some red onions and let them sit in a bowl of lime juice and vinegar for about 30 minutes.   Then, combine them with the following in a big bowl:
* cucumber chunks
* watermelon chunks
* goat cheese, crumbled up
Chill for at least 30 minutes.   Delicious and refreshing!


Positive News & Info

Best spots to photograph Bay Area butterflies [link]

Local Fauna of the week:
** The "Urban" Coyote [link]

Science and Ecology news:
* Hydrogen fuel manufactured from natural photosynthesis [link]
* Low-Power Hydrogen Fuel Extraction [link]
* Replanting the Bay Area's underwater meadows [link]

California, the new State of Space!
JP Aerospace [www.jpaerospace.com] is a volunteer-based DIY Space Program, whose innovations include PongSat, MiniCube and the Airship to Orbit program.

The Benicia First Tuesday Poets announces a new website, more activity 


"Show Business Poets"
by Peter Bray [SimpletonsPath.wordpress.com]:
"A Benicia literary arts group 
and show-business poets 
and an upscale bar in Benicia 
with a small stage and a smartphone 
and a VideoMan with a camera
all coalesced together.
The rest is history."
Check it out in the following jpgs, click or download for more detail.
with [www.BeniciaLiteraryArts3.org] [www.facebook.com/benicialiteraryarts]

Community Calender

Vallejo Multi-Cultural Coalition
An Invitation to the Vallejo Community -
I would like to invite all interested members of the Vallejo community to a founding meeting tonight, Friday September 12  of a new non-profit educational group to be known as the Vallejo Multicultural Coalition.
Location:  McCree Goudeau Gallery, 930 Marin Street/corner of Florida. Time  7-8.30 pm, gallery open 5pm- 10pm as part of this month's  Second Friday Art Walk). Please become a member and join our web mailing list!  Open to everyone from age 5 onwards, annual membership via donation of 25 cents or more. Find us on [Facebook.com/VallejoMulticulturalCoalition]. email [vallejomulticulturalcoalition@) gmail.com] or [newpacificstudio (@att.net]

Our (five-year) vision is to
* educate ourselves and others by coming together every month to talk about our own cultural perspectives and histories, including First Nations People and all later migrant groups up to the present. (We are all indigenous somewhere, and migrant as soon as we start to move.)  Grow a place of learning, trust, laughter, and healing.
*  share our stories, show films, hold discussions at various venues
* create an annual calendar of Vallejo cultural festivals and other  celebrations
* apply for major grants to 1. help our students, schools and museums to thrive, and 2. make Vallejo much more visible in the Bay Area to tourists and locals as an exciting day-long destination with many multicultural historic, environmental and cultural (food, history, art and architecture, outdoor activities etc. ) resources to explore.
* develop mentoring programs between college and high school students (Louis Johnson, 2012 alumnus of Jesse Bethel High, will talk about his plan tonight)
* fund new museum programs for junior docents to share stories of their diverse heritages (suggestion by Elizabeth D'Huart, Benicia Historical Museum)
* fund teaching trade skills /building skills programs via house renovation/lottery sale projects for  18+ yr-old Vallejo youth( Demilo Hodge will discuss)
* make videos and films sharing our stories.

Who Are We?: The three initial organizing groups/individuals are
** 1. Jeanette McCree Goudeau, co-director (with her husband and artist Goodie Goudeau) of the well-known McCree Goudeau art gallery and cultural center at 930 Marin Street. This dynamic  pair moved back from Manhattan to California in 2002, and have been working for the past six years to help revitalize the community by hosting exhibitions and other projects involving youth and senior arts education. Earlier this year  the gallery sponsored a series of five talks by leading African American artists and writers during Women's History Month. The gallery is currently exhibiting work by Earl Stevens and Inés Hernandez-Avila. ' We all love Vallejo, let's show how well we can work together!' says Jeanette. Local historian Sharon McGriff Payne is also a supporter.
** 2. Dr Kay Flavell, director of the artist residency nonprofit New Pacific Studio Vallejo, has been a US resident since 1983 and a US citizen since 2002.  Kay was born in New Zealand, and she has extensive international experience in developing successful community revitalization projects. After spending  37 years in university teaching in New Zealand, the UK, Germany, Australia and the US, from  2002-2013  she divided her time between Vallejo and  New Zealand. She set up two nonprofit artist residency programs and various heritage-based public projects  in collaboration with schools, libraries, and museums. "After living in so many places I'm very happy to have ended up living full-time here in beautiful Vallejo, close to my grandkids,' says Kay. 'It's exciting to be part of a team working to ensure that our young people from every background can have all the support they need to excel.' Local NPS board members are Mel Orpilla and Miro Salazar.
** 3. Dr Jesse Johnson and Angel Heart are Executive Director and Secretary of  Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes. Both Jesse and Angel Heart were born and grew up in Vallejo, and Jesse's father worked on Mare Island.  Jesse has recently completed a doctorate on the teaching of indigenous languages, and the pair are currently in discussions with local schools about developing ongoing cultural training projects with Vallejo youth.

Vallejo is already a wonderful community. When its cultural infrastructure is updated and better communication networks are in place between all our institutions (including our sister cities), it is poised to become one of the stars of the Bay Area. And to keep shining!


National Heirloom Exposition
[http://theheirloomexpo.com]
Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa
Dates/times: Sept 9, 10, 11, from 11AM to 8PM daily

This not-for-profit Expo is focused on the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism.   Last year's Expo drew more than 18,000 people from around the country and beyond, making it the largest gathering in pure food history!   The Heirloom Expo has gained incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups, and the general public.
Several of us from the Vallejo People's Garden and Vallejo Grown attended last year, and it was definitely worth the trip to Santa Rosa!   If you'd like to carpool there this year, send a message to Amanda [amanda (@fulbrightmail.org] including what day you want to go, and we'll see if we can coordinate rides.   Tickets are $10; you can buy them at the door.








Get ready, more poetry FUN is in the works in Benicia for September:





VALLEJO UNITY DAY!!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
10 am - 5pm
Vallejo City Park
We are so excited!!
Please share this very special event!!
We still have room for vendors!!
Email us at vallejotogether@gmail.com
Vallejo Together with GVRD Presents:
The 5th Annual Vallejo Unity Day Celebration
Vallejo Unity Day celebrates Vallejo's amazing diversity!!!
We will be celebrating all areas of community - cultural, sexual orientation, age and abilities!
We have 2 stages - Cultural Stage and the Millennium Stage, International Food Arena; Business and Nonprofit Booths; Activities for youth and families.
Stay tuned!!
We will update this page as confirmations come in!
We are looking for vendors!!

ACTIVITIES:
Admirals Baseball Toss
Bay Bizness Motorcycle Club Exhibit
Fire Department Tour
Free Face Painting
Free Haircuts with Whip It Up Haircut
Garden Tour at St. Vinnie's Community Garden
Horse time with Spirit Horse Bay Area
Kite & Kayaking with Stephen Souza
Mad Hatter

BUSINESS:
Evolution Training Center
It Works
Simply Classic Dance Company
The Unconventional Garden

CULTURAL STAGE:
African - Simply Dance Company
Chicano - Xhicano Theater
Filipino - Vallejo Bayanihan Dance Group
Greek - Panagiri Dancers
Inca - Danza Mexica Nanahuatzin
Latin - Ballet Folklorico
Latin - Zumba with Cristina Galicia
Middle Eastern - Grateful Siren Belly Fusion Dancers & Friends
Pacific Islander - Ohana O' Lokomaika'i
Thailand - Muay Thai with Evolution Training Center

INTERNATIONAL FOOD ARENA:
Care to Share Mobile Unit Lumpias
CLIFF's Soul Food
Good Life Cookies
Ice Cart
La Michoacán
Meyer's BBQ
Queen Empanada

MILLENIUM STAGE:
Blessed Love Gospel Reggae Band
Culturaza
Erin Bakke and Don Bassey
Iota Phi Theta Inc.
MacWon
Naomi Smith & Friends
The Yaks

NONPROFIT BOOTHS:
Alpha Pregnancy Center
Black Infant Health
Bridgeway Church
Care to Share Mobile Unit
Diaz & Loera Centro Latino
Food Rescue
Participatory Budgeting Vallejo
Real Life, Real Talk
St. Vinnie's Community Garden

Sponsors:
Stage Sponsor - Michelle Nix

The HUB Vallejo adds -
Look for the Hub booth and art table this Sunday! We will have a lot going on:
-- A special art project for kids: design your own art car! We'll provide the drawing and all of the materials.
-- Hub artisans with their work for sale
-- Part two of the Earthquake Art Party, come and grout your mosaic!



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