Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2009

( (scroll down for weekly and daily class schedules) )

The Free Skool continues to expand in new and exciting ways. There is a constant need for artists, teachers, students and helpers. We welcome your participation and feedback. Please get in touch!  If you would like to see a class offered or would like to teach a class

contact us- email freeskool@riseup.net or stop by The Catalyst

Prescott Free Skool is always accepting donations. In producing the Free Skool calendar, we are constantly using and in need of: 11 x 8.5 paper, 11 x 17 paper, card stock, staples, thread, typewriter tape, Kinko's gift cards, sewing needles, tea, pens, pencils, markers and support.

The Catalyst Infoshop runs on community donations. Please feel free to help us serve you by donating: binders, paper and office supplies, linoleum or vinyl tile, window glass, a wooden door, a wood stove, folding chairs, bookshelves, books, dried grains, dried beans, toilet paper, soap... and so much more.

 

Catalyst news: 

-EARN YOUR FREE SKOOL DIPLOMA!!!!!

Work towards your Free Skool Diploma! What does this mean, you ask? Write a simple petition on why you deserve your Free Skool diploma. Diplomas received are not limited. You may get a degree in as many areas as you wish. When you come for a class, you will sign your name to a piece of paper stating the classes you have gone to, to document your scholarly progress. When you have achieved diploma status, we will have a party in your celebration to commemorate your achievements. This will include cake, a homemade book for your future free skool scholarly notes and your own diploma to take home and show off! 

-The Catalyst Infoshop is now a LIBRARY!

YOUR SOURCE FOR ALTERNATIVE LITERATURE. Come borrow books and independently published literature.  A Library membership costs $25 for a year, which helps support the cost of running the library and other Catalyst projects such as the Freeskool, Food Not Bombs, and Karma Farm. Please come take advantage of these resources. Stop by the shop and read all day!

-Karma Farm is now a committee at the Catalyst!! What does this mean you may ask? It means more solidarity and connectivity across our community. Food is the bridge that connects folks to their bio-region.  We all eat and live together, and Karma Farm offers the space for forging new relationships with your neighbors and local flora and fauna. No the farm doesn't slow down in the winter, either!! We have cold-frames to build and wood to chop so don't be shy, come on by to the Farm Stand (thursday 9-2) or Farm Meeting (Mon, Fri, 10a. @ Coffee Roasters, Wed, 7p. @ the Catalyst) and get involved. We will also now be holding Catalyst Shop Hours in the Evening from 7-9 Mon-Fri, for Karma Farm sub-committee meetings. This offers a warm place to organize and work in the coming cold months. Both the Catalyst and Karma Farm are arms stretching out from the same being, so lets embrace this in it's totality and collectively work for autonomy, solidarity, and mutual aid. 

ADDRESSES

The Catalyst Info Shop - 109 N. McCormick Street

The Prescott Public Library - 215 E. Goodwin Street

Coffee Roasters - 318 W. Gurley St.

Prescott College

Crossroads Center: 215 Garden St. (behind 220 Grove)

Chapel: 220 Grove Ave

San Juan: 370 Garden St. 

COMMUNITY CONTACTS:

Urban Agriculture!
Anyone wanting to see urban agriculture in action, 727 Dameron Drive is open for tours. I love to share what I have learned from Prescott College, the community, and from all the wonderful people that have helped create this permaculture paradise right here in the EcoHood. Come learn about perennial gardens, raising chickens, soil building, composting, recycling, natural building, and community. contact: Dan Quinn at dquinn-at-quinncom.net or 561-762-2289

Helping Understand Bicycles (HUB) HUB is a coalition committed to promoting bicycles as a fun and sustainable form of transportation that is accessible to individuals of any age, race or gender.  We offer workspace, tools, bicycle maintenance workshops, the use of reclaimed bike parts, and bicycle related events. Come learn how to repair your bicycle.  If you don't have a bike, come build one.

Mondays from 5pm-7pm (Bilingual hours)

Wednesdays: 10:30am-12:30pm

Fridays: 12-6pm

Where? Behind 300 Grove Avenue, Student Life Building at Prescott College

rock paper SCISSORS, CUT!!!!
DO YOU NEED A HAIR CUT? are you tired of paying money for someone to take control of your strands and cut where and how they wish? are you sick of not having your input in practice, being vulnerable on a chair, unable to move with a plastic sheet over your body as they chop away your locks? And to top it off, you're expected to pay them to do it!!!  If this resonates with you, let me give you a hair cut! This could be the most interactive experience you've ever had in this realm. We can schedule it based off of your emotional needs, the moon's cycle or the scratchy feeling on your neck. You can call or e-mail me and we can figure out a date and time, this IS FREE (although lactose-free goodies as trades are excepted kindly to keep me energized and going). There are probably more people than you know but less than you imagine walking around town that these hands have touched. I assure you, they will all cite good experiences with me. Patience.love.understanding. anna 845.667.1505 or annaconda@riseup.net

Parlez-Vous Francais?! with Anna Want to learn or practice french? Let's do it! E-mail me if you are willing to dedicate some time to this and meet. annaconda@riseup.net

Guitar/music theory lessons with Adam I am happy to give you lessons on basic guitar and music theory, including chords, scales, notation, song forms, and proficiency on the guitar neck.  I would also like to match other teachers with students, so get in touch with me if you'd like to teach as well.  Lets help each other learn about music!  contact. adam at adashap@verizon.net

Learn Old Time Claw-Hammer Style Banjo! with Carlos E-mail me if you're willing to practice and learn! carlosbassetti@gmail.com

WEEKLY EVENTS and CLASSES:

SUNDAYS

Circle of Life Celebration
- Open to all
non-religious spiritual gathering, come honor the earth


When?  Sundays, 10:00 am
Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Center

Food Not Bombs

This is an all-volunteer (twice) weekly event in which people come together to prepare, eat and clean a free vegan meal made from foods that are donated or can no longer be sold.  We believe that everyone should have access to free, healthy food.  Your presence and help are strongly encouraged!

Cook at The Catalyst at 12:00 pm

Serve and Eat at the Courthouse at 3:00 pm

Clean Dishes at The Catalyst at 4:00 pm

Hula Hooping with A.T. Hula hoops will be provided.  Come have a good time. 

When? Every Sunday 2 - 4:30pm Where? The Courthouse/Square lawn

Capoeira - Capoeira combines song, dance, and movement in a holistic martial art.

When? Sundays from 6 - 8:00 pm Where? Granite Performing Arts center – 218 N. Granite St.

MONDAYS

Karma Farm meeting - Open meeting.  Learn how you can participate in your communal urban farm.

When? 10:00 am Mondays and Fridays Where? Coffee Roasters - 318 W. Gurley St.

Women's Wisdom Circle 


When?  Mondays November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th, 4 - 5:00 pm


Where?  Elsea Conference Room, Prescott Public Library

Juggling club

When? Mondays 5:30 pm

Where? GPAC - 218 N. Granite

Free Reiki Clinic - Receive Reiki energy healing or share it.

When? Mondays at 5:30 pm

Where? Life Enrichment Center, 550 S. Montezuma, back of building, Suite G, where Granite Alley meets Walker.

ESL CLASSES! English (as a second language) classes are up and running. Volunteer with teaching or childcare.

When?  Mondays and Fridays from 6 - 8:00 pm  Where?  Ironwood C, Prescott College Campus

TUESDAYS

Prescott Vipassana Sangha - The purpose of Vipassana meditation is to see things as they really are by eradicating mental impurities

When? Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm Where? 134 Garden St

Poet Tree & Slam with Hannah

Let's talk about what we love and hate about poetry. Our poetry. Get it
off our chests. Write and scream about our passion and frustration
together. After getting over this "brick wall" we will discuss slam and
poetry performance. Poetry is a house and slam is a doorway into it.
Let's share our work. Do some writing exercises. A majority of the
classes will be spent editing your work and each others. We will then
move into practice, memorization, and performance techniques. Even if
you don't want to perform, but love to write, come and share your work
in a safe space for creativity. Let's push the boundaries of story
telling, topics, emotions, and build solid skills. Let's spit it
together. We are poets. 

When? November 3rd, 10, 17th at 7:00 pm
 Where? The Catalyst Info Shop

Fire dancing with the fire dancers

When? Tuesdays starting at 7:30 pm Where? Sundances parking lot (ALL ages)

WEDNESDAYS

Toddler Storytime 


Children's Storytime.  Join Mr Steve for stories and activities selected for ages 0-3


When?  November 4th, 18th, 25th, 10-11:00 am
 Where?  Founders Suite

Free Community Lunch! 

Make announcements and hear what's going on around town while eating delicious vegan and carnivorous soup!

When? every Wednesday, 12:30 pm Where? the Crossroads Center at Prescott College 

Letters to Prisoners! brought to you by anonymous people who care about solidarity

Come to the Peace and Justice movie event, Garbage Warrior, and write letters of solidarity to political prisoners! There will be a letter writing station and a list of options for you who'd like to send a letter to. The Catalyst will stamp and mail the letters for you. 

When? Wednesdays starting at 6:15 pm during and after the movie Where? Prescott College Crossroads Center

"Free Community Event" sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center 

Lectures, movies, concerts and DISCUSSIONS of social justice issues.

When? every Wednesday, 6:30 pm Where? the Crossroads Center at Prescott College- 214 Garden Street

Karma Farm meeting

Open meeting. Open meeting. Learn how you can participate in your communal urban farm.

When? Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Where? the Catalyst

You're invited....to the cave of the Forty Thieves!

Storytelling from the Thousand and One Nights. call 420-4907 for information

When?  every Wednesday at 7:00 pm Where?  MARRAKESH gallery. museum. Treasure House. 219 Grove Avenue

THURSDAYS

Karma Farm Farmstand

FREE locally grown produce, fermented foods, canned goods, and firewood from your local urban farming movement.  Come to the Wednesday night meeting if you want to help harvest.

When? Thursdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Where? The Catalyst front yard

Silly Thursday Storytime 


A silly, wiggly storytime for ages 2-5.


When?   November 5th,12th, 19th,  10 - 10:35 am
Where?  James Activity Room, Prescott Public Library

Meditation for busy people hosted by Lama Lama Ding Dong

Foolproof meditation strategies for all time schedules and guided meditations. Please bring a gift for the teacher. Contact: 928-273-4365

When? Thursdays at 5:30 pm Where? The life enhancement center – 550 S. Montezuma Suite G – where S. Granite Alley meets Walker

Page Turners with Miss Joan.  Kids ages 6-10 can join Miss Joan for stories every Thursday afternoon. Some sessions will include crafts or other activities inspired by the stories.


When?  November 5th, 12th, November 19th, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
 Where?  James Activity Room, Prescott Public Library

The Aztlan Center  aztlancenter@gmail.com or website prescott.edu/studentlife/organizations/aztlan

Help bridge the gap between the Hispanic and Caucasian communities.  Come get involved!

When? Thursdays at 6:00 pm  Where? Prescott College, Ironwood C

FRIDAYS

Karma Farm meeting

Open meeting. Learn how you can participate in your communal urban farm.

When? Mondays and Fridays, 10:00 am Where? Coffee Roasters - 318 W. Gurley St.

Preschool Storytime 


Children's Storytime.  Stories, finger plays, and activities especially for ages 3-5. Siblings are always welcome and registration is not required. If you have questions, call 777-1537.


When?  November 6th, 13th, 20th, 10 - 10:45 am Where?  James Activity Room, Prescott Public Library

Food Not Bombs

Participate in preparing, eating or cleaning this vegan meal made from foods that are donated or can no longer be sold.  We believe that everyone should have access to free, healthy food.  It is absurd that there is so much wasted food in our community and that people still go hungry.  Your presence and help are strongly encouraged! For more info, stop by the Catalyst.

cook at The Catalyst at 12:00 pm

serve at the Courthouse at 3:00 pm

dishes at The Catalyst at 4:00 pm

ESL (English as a second language) CLASSES!

Volunteer for teaching or childcare.

When?  Mondays and Fridays from 6 - 8:00 pm
 Where?  Ironwood C, Prescott College Campus

Underground Poets Society Wild eyed uncensored poetry.  An underground society of poets meets to discuss, read, drink, be wild, intellectualize into the night.  Bring copies of your poems if you can, we are here to have fun and help each other grow as poets.

When? Fridays 7pm-??? Where? The Sacred Bean - 230 S. Montezuma

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Dia de los Muertos

Celebrando la Tradicion
Comenzando a la una de la tarde en la Plaza del Palacio Judicial de Prescott y terminando con Una Procesion al Museo de Sharlott Hall para un baile y celebration.

Cuando? 1 de noviembre de 2009, 1:00 pm

Donde? La Plaza

Day of the Dead

The community is invited to the Courthouse Plaza and Sharlot Hall Museum on Sunday, Nov. 1 to celebrate Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) beginning at 1 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza. This traditional Mexican/southwestern celebration honors the memory of friends and relatives who have gone before. The Courthouse Plaza gathering will be followed by a musical procession to the Museum, two blocks west of the Plaza. The group Mariachi Tierra Caliente will highlight Museum festivities, which also include folkloric dancing, local Mexican oral histories, delicious foods traditional to the holiday and viewing of memorial altars.


Call Drake at 445-3122 with questions regarding the festivities or altar submissions. More information about this and other Sharlot Hall Museum events is available online at www.sharlot.org or by calling 928-445-3122.

When?    November 1 at 1:00 pm


Where?  the Courthouse Plaza and Sharlot Hall Museum.

CONTRA DANCING EVENT! 


Free for everyone! It really doesn't get any better than this!  Come and dance the
night away with amazing contra music (bluegrass mixed with folk and rock n roll) and
meet some new community members!


When? November 1, 7 to 9:00 pm


Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Center

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Wild Seed Harvest with Adam

We'll be collecting herb and grass seeds, and learning (from each other) about how to grow and use these plants.  You can collect for yourself or donate the seeds to a local seed bank.  Bring a few bags or containers if you can.

When? November 2 at 12:00 pm.

Where? meet in front of the Catalyst 

SNAP Sign Language Class

Meet us for a free and fun sign class.


When?  November 2 from 4- 5:15 pm


Where?  Founders Room at Prescott Public Library

Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Phil Karl, a Lama in the Karma Kagyu tradition, is visiting Prescott. He has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, founder of Naropa University, since 1977. Contact 928-273-4365

When? November 2nd, 6:00 pm

Where? Life Enrichment Center, 550 S. Montezuma, back of building, Suite G where Granite Alley meets Walker.

TUEDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Great Books 

Adult Community book discussion group at PPL, read great books!

When?  November 3rd and 17th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where?  Bump Conference Room

Solar Oven Creation with Nicole

Come build solar ovens! Bring your knowledge, cardboard, glass windows, aluminum foil, thermometers, and smiles, and love.

When? November 3, at 2:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Dia De Los Muertos!
 brought to you by the Aztlan Center

Evening Ceremony for Day of the Dead
with the local Latino community, we will honor all who haven't survived crossing the
border, been deported, as well as other recent deaths.


When?  November 3rd, 7:00 pm


Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Courtyard


"Just for Grownups" International Film Series 

This month: 'Somers Town,' directed by Shane Meadows, UK (English & Polish with English subtitles, 70 min.) From the director and star of 'This is England' comes this wrty and captivating coming of age tale. Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer.... Enjoy award-winning international films on the first Tuesday of each month.
 Library Number: 928-777-1526, ask a librarian for more information

When? November 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm


Where? Founders Suite A & B, Prescott Public Library


Poet Tree & Slam with Hannah

Let's talk about what we love and hate about poetry. Our poetry. Get it
off our chests. Write and scream about our passion and frustration
together. After getting over this "brick wall" we will discuss slam and
poetry performance. Poetry is a house and slam is a doorway into it.
Let's share our work. Do some writing exercises. A majority of the
classes will be spent editing your work and each others. We will then
move into practice, memorization, and performance techniques. Even if
you don't want to perform, but love to write, come and share your work
in a safe space for creativity. Let's push the boundaries of story
telling, topics, emotions, and build solid skills. Let's spit it
together. We are poets. 

When? November 3rd, 10, 17th at 7:00 pm


Where? The Catalyst Info Shop

 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Poetry Discussion Group

Join Dr. Janet Preston to enjoy and discuss great poetry in an informal setting. This free program is open to all.

Copies of poems will be distributed at the gathering.
 928-777-1500.

When?   November 4th, 10:00 am


Where?  Prescott Public Library, 215 East Goodwin Street.

A Journaling Group

When?  November 4th and 18th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Where?  Bump Conference Room, Prescott City Library

Demystifying Fermentation with Carlos

Demystify fermentation! Learn basic methods and practices. Bring jars, cabbage and 2-3 unwaxed cucumbers!

When? November 4th, 5:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

An introductory experience into Ayurveda with Kim and Ariel

We will be going over the fundamental Ayurvedic principles. Offered in the course are basic outlines to get a general sense of one's individual body type along with recipes that pertain to their needs as a unique human being of the Earth.

When? November 4th, 5:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Prescott Adventure Club meeting

Come along to find about upcoming hikes, workshops, meet new people and share some snacks.  Bring a friend! Contact: prescottadventures@yahoo.com

When? November 4th, 6 pm

Where? Prescott College Crossroads room 206

Prescott Area Board Gamers 

Play board games!


When?   November 4th and 18th, 5 - 8:30 pm

Where?  Elsea Conference Room, Prescott City Library

Prescott Astronomy Club 

General Meeting.


When?   November 4th, 6 - 8:30 pm


Where?  Founders Suite A & B, Prescott City Library

FILM:  GARBAGE WARRIOR brought to you by the Peace and Justice Center


What do beer cans, car tires, and water bottles have in common? Not much unless
you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice
for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New
Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing
the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid
communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. www.garbagewarrior.com

When? November 4th, 6:30 pm


Where? Prescott College Crossroads Center

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Beginning ASL with Jessica

Learn basic American Sign Language.

When? November 5th, 5:00 pm, maybe weekly!

Where? The Catalyst

Radical Redistribution of Wealth Textile Club!

Do you like sharing? Do you think Ronald Reagan really cared about working class folks? Do you enjoy the indulgent experience of working with textile, but long to incorporate it into your arsenal of (indirect) political actions?! Come be crafty and talk about economics, social issues, current projects and great ideas! Bring

knitting, crocheting, quilting materials to make your own! The items we make will be distributed out of the Catalyst for free to people who need warm clothing items but cannot afford them. Let's share our love with the community by sharing what we can make! 

When? November 5, 6:00 pm

Where? the Catalyst

Poets Open Circle 
Meeting.


When?  Thursday November 5th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Where?  Founders Suite A & B, Prescott Public Library

 126 Degrees of Exploration: A Year of Intentional Natural History with Tom Fleischner


When?  November 5th,  7:00 p.m.


Where?  Crossroads 100, Prescott College

Music from Jonathan Best

When? Thursday, November 5th, 7:30 pm


Where?  Prescott College Crossroads CafĂ©

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

le tigre/bikini kill with Addie


Come cook Food Not Bombs and listen to two grreat musical projects.  You're kidding yourself if you think there's anything more fun than peeling potatoes and listening to feminists make great music. 
Double dare ya, double dare ya, double dare ya...


When?   November 6th, 12 -3:00 pm


Where?  The Catalyst Kitchen

The Herbalist of Prescott will present a Scientific OPEN FORUM

on any of these topics:


Do Viruses/Bacteria Really do cause Disease?

What does cause AIDS?


Female menstrual problems and Herbology


What are the Principles behind the use of herbs?


Is the Genetic Theory of Disease valid?


The Chinese 5-Phase Theory used in determining your Bio-Type


How Important is healthy liver function?


Should you take vitamin pills?


For a further in-depth discussion the audience is invited to ask about any of the above topics or you may pick a topic of your choice.


When? November 6th at 4:00 pm


Where? The Catalyst

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 

Prescott Gem & Mineral Club 

Monthly Meeting.


When?   November 7th, 1 - 4:30 pm


Where?  Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite A & B

talkin' bout....POP music with Addie


I thought I told you, Imma star
You see that ice?  You see the cars
Flashy lights everywhere we are
Livin' like there's no tomorrow


When?   November 7th, 2:00 pm


Where?  The Catalyst Info Shop

Intro to Welding with Michael


We are gods amongst feeble species, the power to bind metal with our minds, and expensive equipment, is a key characteristic of the height of civilization. As capitalism is constantly looking for new consumer markets, hobby or amateur welding has now become available at a hardware store near you.  How the fuck does that happen? Either way this course will begin to demystify the basics of MIG Welding. We will go over the basic technics and necessary equipment to construct sweet metal shit for our own amusement, or to destroy  evil systems of domination. Bring metal scraps if ya got em.


When?  November 7th, 5:30pm


Where? 820 West Rosser

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

The California Condor and Native American Cultures presented by Robert Mesta

The first people of North America have always maintained a unique relationship with the animals in their natural world.  It was this relationship that helped shape their belief system and their manner of worship.  Native Americans revered the largest bird in their natural world; it played an integral role in their lives and culture.  The importance of the condor has been chronicled in oral legends, traditions, ceremonies, dances and rock paintings.  Join wildlife biologist Robert Mesta as he shares this ancient connection.

When?  November 8, 2 - 3:30pm

Where? Public library

Conservation Activism: Focus on the Jaguar

When?   November 8th, 7:00 pm


Where?  Crossroads 100, Prescott College

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Prescott Area Natural Parenting Support Group 
support for natural/attachment parenting.


When?  November 9th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Where?  Founders Suite B, Prescott City Library

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Yavapai Symphony Guild is pleased to present...

The FIRST PLACE WINNERS of The Young Musicians' Competition in a FREE CONCERT 
*donations to youth programs encouraged*

When?  November 10th @ 10:00 am


              Coffee served at 9:30 am


Where?  Adult Center 1280 Rosser Street

Tuesday Morning Book Club 
This month, discuss "Alex and Me," by Irene Pepperberg. Join PPL librarians for a lively book discussion each

month. Look for flyers announcing upcoming titles. Call 777-1509 for information.


When?   November 10th, 10:00 - 11:30 am


Where?  Founders Suite A, Prescott City Library 

WORKSHOP: “ILLEGAL PEOPLE” WITH AUTHOR AND PHOTOJOURNALIST DAVID BACON brought to you by the Peace and Justice Center


For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections
between labor, migration, and the global economy. In “Illegal People” Bacon explores
the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin
America and Asia, driving them to migrate. Illegal
People explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, more
migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society.

When?   November 10th, at 12:00 pm


Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Center

Fourth Dimension with Jedi Moses

We will break down the fourth dimension and discuss what it means for you and your favorite mythological creatures.

When?  November 10th at 4:30pm

Where? The Catalyst 

Sourdough Starts with Annie

Ever wanted to know how to make sourdough bread? I have! That’s why I’m embarking on a month long quest to perfect sourdough! Would you like to join me?

Bring 1-2 cups of flour if you want to go home with bread.

When? November 10th at 5 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Vegetable Seed Sowing and Planting

Seed starting and planting calendar, plant selection, seed propogation, planting out - timing (hardening off) and methods, succession planting.


When?  November 10th, 6 - 8:00 pm


Where?  AZ Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Office
840 Rodeo Drive #C
Prescott, AZ 86305

Poet Tree & Slam with Hannah

Let's talk about what we love and hate about poetry. Our poetry. Get it
off our chests. Write and scream about our passion and frustration
together. After getting over this "brick wall" we will discuss slam and
poetry performance. Poetry is a house and slam is a doorway into it.
Let's share our work. Do some writing exercises. A majority of the
classes will be spent editing your work and each others. We will then
move into practice, memorization, and performance techniques. Even if
you don't want to perform, but love to write, come and share your work
in a safe space for creativity. Let's push the boundaries of story
telling, topics, emotions, and build solid skills. Let's spit it
together. We are poets. 

When? November 3rd, 10, 17th at 7:00 pm


Where? The Catalyst Info Shop

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Birding with Steve Burk

We will bird for fall and winter species at several locations: Perkinsville Rd., old Hwy 89, E. Verde Ranch Rd. Morning only outing.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend: 771-0307. 

When? November 11 at 7:30 am

Where? meet at Watson Woods Peavine trailhead

Demystifying Fermentation with Carlos

Demystify fermentation! Learn basic methods and practices.

Bring jars, cabbage and 2-3 unwaxed cucumbers!

When? November 11, 5:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Cafe Socrates 

Joel Thomas will facilitate discussions encouraging participants to articulate, explore, and further discover their singular philosophy of life, and to develop and contribute their unique talents and potentials. 928-777-1500.

When?   November 12, 2009 at 10:00 am


Where?  Prescott Public Library, 215 East Goodwin Street.

Radical Redistribution of Wealth Textile Club!

Do you like sharing? Do you think Ronald Reagan really cared about working class folks? Do you enjoy the indulgent experience of working with textile, but long to incorporate it into your arsenal of (indirect) political actions?! Come be crafty and talk about economics, social issues, current projects and great ideas! Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting materials to make your own! The items we make will be distributed out of the Catalyst for free to people who need warm clothing items but cannot afford them. Let's share our love with the community by sharing what we can make! 

When? November 12th, 6:00 pm

Where? the Catalyst

Community Book Discussion
Join with Bob Stewart

A discussion of "The Oxbow Incident," by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.

Books are provided. Register free online or call 928-777-1526.


When?  Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm


Where?  Prescott Public Library.

Social Self-Defense with Thomas

Learn oral and physical techniques to handling various confrontations.

When: November 12 at 7pm

Where: The Catalyst Infoshop

BOOK SIGNING: “UNITE AND CONQUER” WITH STATE REP. KYRSTEN SINEMA – brought to you by the Peace and Justice Center


Join Arizona State Legislator Kyrsten Sinema (D-PHX) as she discusses her new book
Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win – and Last.  She demonstrates how through small changes in our attitudes and behaviors, we can
build broad-based coalitions that advance the progressive movement rather than make
us feel good about the purity of our ideals.”


When?  November 12th, at 7:00 pm


Where? Prescott College Crossroads Center

Science: Embrace, Resist, or Ignore? with Audrey Clark and a panel

Some people believe that technology will solve all of our problems, while others
despise the supposedly cold rationality of scientific thinking.

Audrey Clark studies conservation ecology at Prescott
College.
 


Panelists:
Grace Burford, Professor of Religious Studies.  Grace has a
background in astronomy as well as religion.


Tom Fleischner, Professor of Environmental Studies.  Tom is a
naturalist, an ecologist, and a nature writer.

Jack Herring, Dean of the Resident Degree Program.  Jack has
focused on understanding the Earth as an integrated system and exploring to what
degree human activities are interfering with that system.

When? November 12th, 7 pm

Where?  Chapel, Prescott College

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Free Brewing Workshop with Isaac


Learn to brew your own beer!


When?  November 13th, 10:00 am


Where?  554 Campbell Street

Vegan Soup with Will

Come learn how to make awesome vegan soups and help make food not bombs.  

When? November 13th at 12:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Learn Logical Fallacies with Addie


Demystify C-SPAN logic! 
Argumentum ad populum (Appeal to the people or gallery)
This is known as Appealing to the Gallery, or Appealing to the People. You commit this fallacy if you attempt to win acceptance of an assertion by appealing

to a large group of people. This form of fallacy is often characterized by emotive language.


When?   November 13th, 12-1:00 pm


Where?  Raven Roof

Reel Rock

Rock out, baby!  Keep your eyes open for flyers!


When?  November 13th, 6 - 8:30 pm


Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Center

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Highlands Center for Natural History Bird Walk with Kathy Wingert and Nancy McMahon

Morning only outing

When? November 14th at 8:30 am

Where? meet in the Highlands Center parking lot on Walker Rd.

Catalyst Volunteer Training!
with Catalyst Volunteers

Please come if you'd like to commit to volunteering at the Catalyst as a librarian or on one of our committees.  We'll be covering the past, present and future of the Catalyst, what projects are going on, and discussing topics such as leadership style, ageism and inclusively, consensus process, boundaries, and nonviolent confrontation.  We'll have a warm lunch together, supplied by the Catalyst.  See you there!


When?  November 14th, 10 - 4:00 pm


Where? The Catalyst infoSHOP

Storyteller Donna Meyer 

Family Program.  Join storyteller Donna Meyer for a variety of classic tales. All ages are welcome; stories are selected for ages 5 and above.


When?  November 14, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Where?  Founders Suite A & B, Prescott City Library


Contact Number: 777-1537
Presenter: Youth Services

Herbal Salve Making with Rayanne, Ian, plus more!

"Herbal salves are a tremendous support to winter dry and cracked skin.

Get a head start on healing and protecting your body through the knowledge

of salve-making. We will be working with cypress and chapparrel infused

oils, shea + cocoa butter, beeswax, essential oils, and more. All

materials will be provided and all salves made during this class will be

brought up to residents on Black Mesa, a region of the Dineh reservation

during the Fall 2009 Work Caravan [www.resistanceallies.blogspot.com for

more information].

Please contact: anchorage@riseup.net to RSVP, there will be space for 8 intentional folks to help make these healing remedies.

When? Saturday November 14th @ 11:00 am.

RSVP to find out where

Household Repairs Workshop

Meet at the Prescott College Crossroads Center to carpool to the Home Depot for a
free workshop on basic household repairs. Learn how to use power tools! Yea-yuh!
Please RSVP: womensempowerment@prescott.edu or 350-2298.

When?  Saturday, November 14th, 12:30 pm

Where?  Prescott College, host by WEB (Women's Empowerment Breakthrough)

DIY Kink 102 with Hollis Proffitt
Join us to learn about the radical side of kink and BDSM. This month, we will be
learning to make floggers out of recycled bicycle innertube. $5 donation
appreciated. A reading and discussion, based on the works of groups like AnarKink,
Subversive Submissive, and Black Leather Wings will follow. All are welcome to
attend.


When? Saturday, November 14th, 4:30 pm


Where? The Catalyst

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Learn How to Sew with Patterns with Katie

Winter's coming- are you making holiday gifts? Clothes for yourself? Learn the basics of using paper sewing patterns, and begin projects for yourself and friends. We will cover some pattern terminology, how to sew on different fabrics, how to measure peoples bodies to get the right fit, and more. Patterns teach you how to sculpt fabric to the human body and tricks to make your creations durable. They are a helpful step toward creating your own designs. 

When: November 15, 12:30 pm

Where: Catalyst Infoshop

Bring: A sewing machine, and a pattern project, only if you have them

Contact:  Katie 541-517-2604

Printmaking with Yorke

Learn the basic concepts of printmaking without the use of a printing press!

monoprints/monotypes, intaglio, relief, linoleum, wood, and potatoes!

When: November 15th    3pm

Where: The Catalyst Infoshop

Bring: vegan cupcakes

Animal Farm
Reader's Theater version of George Orwell's controversial 'Animal Farm' tells the in a way that is understandable, though at differing levels, for all ages.


When?   November 15th, 2 - 4:00 pm


Where?  Founders Suite A & B, Prescott Public Library


Contact: Sharon Seymour, 928-777-1509


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Ecstatic Dance with Sophie

Come enjoy a couple of hours of free form dance. If you're not

familiar, ecstatic dance is a theraputic, nonverbal dance sesh

based on Gabrielle Rothe's five rhythms. Come find out, but

show up on time cause we will set intentions and then get in a

zone. No booze or drugs, get high on dance!

When? Monday, November 16 at 7:30 pm

Where? the Dragonfly House - 226 N. Summit

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Fortune-Proffitt Enterprises with Hollis Proffitt & Ashley Fortune


VEGAN CUPCAKES TAKE OVER THE CATALYST!
Every vegan deserves a sweet treat. That’s why cupcake connoisseurs Ashley and Hollis are teaching a vegan cupcake freeskool! We will be learning a basic cupcake and icing recipe, but feel free to bring any fancy add ins for your cupcake creation. Donation appreciated.

When? November 17, at 3:00

Where? The Catalyst 

Let’s Talk About What We Rarely Talk About with anna.

Menstruating is not icky, uninviting nor painful! Wimmin are taught to be clean, take "medicines" to kill the pain and not let anyone know that they're menstruating. It is my belief that we should learn to embrace it holistically.

This will be a structured discussion covering the topics of the toxicity of tampons, diva cups, herbs that help tone your uterus and make your body and mind feel better, foods to avoid and methods and practices to help alleviate cramping and discomfort, while simultaneously embracing our life-giving blood!

Please feel free to bring your own knowledge and resources to share. 

When? Tuesday, November 17 @ 4:30 pm. 

Where? The Catalyst

Keeping Warm Through The Cold with Ariel and Kim

We will explore preventative measures one can take during the transition into the crisp and chilled season of fall time. We will demonstrate and provide wholesome herbal methods of taking care of oneself so that they may maintain optimum health and spirit.

When? Tuesday November 17 at 6:00 pm 

Where? The Catalyst

Whip It!

Join us for a vegetarian potluck as we watch the move Whip It, directed by Drew
Barrymore. Bliss (Ellen Paige) is dissatisfied with her small town Texas life until
she discovers a roller derby league in Austin. Follow her teen angst-tastic journey
as she falls in and out of love with the lead singer of a punk rock band, fights
with her mom about her beauty pageant career, and bonds with her roller derby
sisters.

When?   November 17th, 6:00

Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Center


Who?  hosted by Women's Empowerment Breakthrough (WEB)

Poet Tree & Slam with Hannah

Let's talk about what we love and hate about poetry. Our poetry. Get it
off our chests. Write and scream about our passion and frustration
together. After getting over this "brick wall" we will discuss slam and
poetry performance. Poetry is a house and slam is a doorway into it.
Let's share our work. Do some writing exercises. A majority of the
classes will be spent editing your work and each others. We will then
move into practice, memorization, and performance techniques. Even if
you don't want to perform, but love to write, come and share your work
in a safe space for creativity. Let's push the boundaries of story
telling, topics, emotions, and build solid skills. Let's spit it
together. We are poets. 

When? November 3rd, 10, 17th at 7:00 pm


Where? The Catalyst Info Shop

Chalk It UP! 
Meeting.


When?    November 17, 6 - 8:00 pm


Where?  Elsea Conference Room, Prescott Public Library

Central AZ Geology Club 

General Meeting


When?  November 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Where?  Founders Suite, Public Library=

Resonance:  Prescott College Musical Showcase

When?  November 17th, 7 - 10:00 pm


Where?  Prescott College Crossroads Cafe

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Talkin' 'bout Coffee with Rich

We will discuss the journey of coffee from finca to cup.  

When? November 18 at 2:30 pm

Where? Coffee Roasters

Demystifying Fermentation with Carlos

Demystify fermentation! Learn basic methods and practices.

Bring jars, cabbage and 2-3 unwaxed cucumbers!

When? November 18 at 5:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

STORYTELLING with Amaloba of BLUE TURTLE ISLAND

This month's featured fable will be SKELETON WOMAN (from the book Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes). This performance and playshop by Amaloba is part of a STORYTELLING series I am offering through Blue Turtle Island for the preservation of cultural mythology as well as to motivate a group discussion following the performance. This particular playshop portion is to discuss the cycles of life, love and death experienced through human relationships. Group participation is encouraged! 

When? November 18, 5:30-7:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Contact? 928.257.3380 or amaloba11@yahoo.com (www.myspace.com/amaloba)

Ripple Roundtable: Masculinity

When?  November 18th, 6:00 pm

Where? Prescott College Crossroads 206

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19


Fertility Awareness: Practical and Pleasurable! with Pamela and Katie

The earth is made up of cycles layered on top of each other and you are one of them... Sea tides, growth and harvest, seasons, moon phases, and your fertility! For thousands of years, women have tracked their cycle for natural birth control and personal empowerment. This class will cover the basics of charting your patterns and listening to your body's communication about the sensational elations of ovulation and menstruation.

When?  November 19 at 5:00 

Where? The Catalyst

Prescott Gem & Mineral Club 
Board Meeting


When?  November 19,  5 - 7:00 pm


Where?  Elsea Conference Room, Prescott Public Library

Radical Redistribution of Wealth Textile Club!

Do you like sharing? Do you think Ronald Reagan really cared about working class folks? Do you enjoy the indulgent experience of working with textile, but long to incorporate it into your arsenal of (indirect) political actions?! Come be crafty and talk about economics, social issues, current projects and great ideas! Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting materials to make your own! The items we make will be distributed out of the Catalyst for free to people who need warm clothing items but cannot afford them. Let's share our love with the community by sharing what we can make! 

When? November 19, 6:00 pm

Where? the Catalyst

Tales from the Tidepools: Intertidal Ecology of the Gulf of California

When?  Thurs., Nov. 19, 7:00 pm


Where?  San Juan 201B, Prescott College

Consent 102 with Hollis Proffitt


This month's workshop will be a continuation of last month's dialouge on consent, which, broadly stated, is a method of intimacy that encourages partners to voice their wants, needs, limits, and hesitations inside and outside the bedroom. We will be talking about consent in practice rather than just theory, as well as going through various scenarios. We may address more specific issues, such as consent in a polyamorous relationship or consent in the BDSM community. You need not have attended last month's workshop to join us for this one!


When?  Thursday, November 19th, 7PM


Where?  at the Catalyst

Star Talks: The Unveiling of Titan - the Other Red 'Planet' with Brent Archinal

A major destination for possible existence of life through radar, visible light & multicpectral infrared.

When?  11/19, 6:30PM - 8:30PM


Where?  Founders Suite A & B, Prescott City Library


Contact: Sharon Seymour, 928-777-1509


Presenter: Prescott Astronomy Club
 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Vein Specialties

Lecture on the serious side effects of Varicose Veins


When?  11/20, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Founders Suite A & B, Prescott Public Library

Astrology and Circles with Tre F.

When?  11/20 at 5:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Massage Basics Skillshare with Abby


Come share the powerful healing of touch.

When?  Friday, November 20th, 6 -7:00 pm

Where?  The Catalyst Infoshop

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Against the Logic of Submission with Adam and Addie

Come discuss this zine of the same title. In this class you may find yourself moving BEYOND FEMINISM, BEYOND GENDER. Questioning HATRED, wanting FREELOVE and a revolt that is THE SUBVERSION OF EXISTENCE...."It really is no wonder then that what is called friendship today so often seems to be nothing more than the camaraderie of mutual humiliation and disrespectful tolerance."

When? November 21, 12:30 pm

Where? The Catalyst Infoshop, pick the zine up here in advance, whenever.  Ask about it!  $2 donation requested for a copy.

Carl Jung 101 with Addie

Let's talk about the shadow, synchronicity, and the collective unconscious. 
There Are No Accidents.


When? November 21, 2:00 pm

Where?  The Catalyst Infoshop

WE ARE THE MEDIA! with AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA batteries

Lets collaborate to create a local news publication.  Lots of good things and lots of messed up things are going on in our community, and it's up to us to start a dialogue about them.   Please come write about anything you'd like, including class issues, hate crimes, local politics, and local activism.  When we publish things ourselves there is no censorship, and you can write anonymously.  Use your eyes and ears.  Your opinion matters.  You can bring a typewriter or computer if you'd like.

When? November 21, 4:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst Newsroom

Contact? Get in touch- come by the Catalyst

Chamber Music Series The Peals of Praise Bell Choir

When?  November 21, 4:00- 5:15 PM


Where?  Founders Suite A & B, Prescott Public Library


Contact: Margaret Espinoza, 928-777-1500
 


Starry Nights at Watson Lake 2009

Jupiter & Globular Clusters. Use Club scopes or

bring your own. Hot chocolate compliments of Cuppers.

Dress warmly!

When?  November 21, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where? Watson Lake Park Upper Ramada.
 


Contact: Sharon Seymour, 928-777-1509


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Seed Balls with Cait

The art of making seed balls is an ancient

Japanese practice that incorporates sustainable

gardening methods and brings about beneficial

plant life to areas that are difficult to plant in.

When? Sunday, November 22nd, 1 pm

Where? The square

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

'Tis the Season Family Classics: Stories of Giving

Kids and families are invited to join Mr. Steve for

classic stories of generosity. Stories are selected

for ages 5 and up.


When?  November 23, 4 - 4:45 pm


Where? Youth Services Area, Prescott Public Library

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Horse Crazy Pony Party

Kids who love horses and are at least 5 years old are invited to make a horse craft, have horse-friendly snacks, and play games! No registration required.


When?  November 24, 3:30 -4:45 pm


Where?  James Activity Room

Ruins with Jedi Moses

We'll discuss the history and application of studying ruins and using this knowledge in the art of the oracle.

When? November 24, 4:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

Friday, November 27

Printmaking with Yorke

Learn the basic concepts of printmaking without the use of a printing press!

monoprints/monotypes, intaglio, relief, linoleum, wood, and potatoes!

When: November 15th    3pm

Where: The Catalyst Infoshop

Bring: vegan cupcakes

Contact: Yorke 703 629 2601

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Watson Woods Walk with Sue and Steve Burk

Morning only outing.

When? November 28 at 8:30 am

Where? meet at Watson Woods Peavine trailhead

Holiday Light Parade

Prescotts Annual Holiday Light Parade!! Sponsored By Prescott Downtown Partnership at the vendor tab. Categories include best in walking, family, non-profit, commercial, school, most creative and the overall grand prize.

When?  Saturday, 11/28 at 6:00 pm.  Meet at the Catalyst at 5 to get ready.

Where?  Downtown Prescott


Contact Information: 928-443-5220

The event application is at www.prescottdowntown.com

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Binding Party!

Help put the December freeskool zine together!  We'll be folding, sewing, stapling, and laughing until we forget how long we've been doing those things. 


When? Monday, November 30, 4:00 pm

Where? The Catalyst

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