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Democracy Café

Many Rivers Books and Tea 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA

The goal is to use a method of dialog inspired by Socrates to uncover truths about the world -- in this case, the world of democracy, open societies, and politics in general. Democracy Cafe was founded by the philosopher and acclaimed author Socrates Café, Christopher Phillips, as part of his Socrates Cafe initiative. Many Rivers…

Free

Science Buzz Cafe # 436 Point Reyes National Seashore:The Geology & Scenery with Geology Dude

Gravenstein Grill 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA

Point Reyes National Seashore:The Geology & Scenery - Richard Ely, Geology Dude Geology Dude will describe the geologic history of the park and show numerous photos, with particular attention to the sea cliffs where the best exposures are. He will also show photos of correlative rocks at Point Lobos, the Santa Cruz coast, Bodega head…

$5

Opening Reception “Microcosms” Paintings by Lucy Martin

Laguna Environmental Center 900 Sanford Rd., Santa Rosa, CA

Lucy Martin’s botanical paintings in gouache focus on the mysterious beauty of mushrooms and lichens found in the forests in all seasons. Lucy paints from life whenever possible. A new painting begins with a walk in the forest. Lucy collects her subjects and their surroundings—fungi, lichen, moss, fir cones, bark, decaying leaves, twigs—and brings them…

FREE

Science Buzz Cafe # 443 Catastrophism & Earthquakes: Extreme Geologic Events w/Richard Ely – Geology Dude

Gravenstein Grill 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA

Richard will discuss some of the most extreme geologic events known to earth scientists. Included will be descriptions of the largest known earthquakes, fault movements, volcanic eruptions, landslides, tsunamis, rainstorms, climate changes, mass extinctions and geomagnetic storms. What can we expect locally? What questions do you have? Ask a geologist. Chocolate rewards will be in…

$5

Art & Mystery of Memory: Neurological Intention – Chance Massaro, M. Ed.

Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, Ca

MEMORY IS A MYSTERY! So far we are unable to explain how a bunch of chemicals flowing through billions of synapses recollects the taste of a fine pinot noir. We do understand how to MAKE A MEMORY and that is remarkably simple: be present, make associations and use what is to be remembered. What inhibits…

$5

Science Buzz Cafe # 446 Strings to Multiverse: The Very Small & The Very Large

Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, Ca

Steve Pollaine, Ph.D will take us all on a wild tour – from the very small to the very large – from the tiny world of multi-dimensional strings to various forms of the multiverse. Sixty-one orders of magnitude will be covered in no time. What preceded the Big Bang? What questions do you have and…

$5

Science Buzz Cafe # 447: The Ayurvedic Healing Garden of Bhopal – An Integrated Health Care Model Grows out of the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster

Gravenstein Grill 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA

Terry will present the story of the poorest people in the world battling the largest chemical company in the world! They woke up choking in the middle of the night to the smell of burning chilies and ran for their lives as the cloud of toxic gas spread over the sleeping city. Thousands died in…

$5

Extraordinary Local Women Exhibit: Opening Reception

West Sonoma County Historical Museum 261 S. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA

The newest exhibit at the West County Museum is a collaboration of Sonoma County Museums which provides a look at some of the extraordinary women who have contributed to our local communities in various ways. Come and learn about Sebastopol's first woman doctor; the first Apple Blossom Queen to win Miss Apple USA; the first…

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