ECK Light and Sound Service, Oct. 8. Free. 11am to Noon. Community HU at 10am. The English Inn, Charlottesville. Topic: The Window of Heaven. “The treasures of Heaven are not merely gold and silver, but the treasures of Soul - the peace, contentment and happiness which come with the opening of the Window of Heaven.”

Co-Creating a Community of Well-Being Sunday October 15, 1pm-5pm. An exploration of process and vision...sharing of tools and transformation. All welcome. Suggested Donation $40-400. Aurora Walks Gently, MA, BF (434) 299-2371


Monthly Rainbow Retreat: LGBTQ & Allies building community through exploring contemplative practices. Last Saturdays. 9:15-12:15, Charlottesville. Info and contact

Free-Drum up! (Drumming for Universal Peace) 11am Front Porch Roots Music School at 221 East Water Street. Drum and Rhythm instruments provided. Dancers enthusiastically welcome. All ages, no experience necessary (434) 760-1057.

The Batesville Market – Historic country store selling deli/grocery, beer, wine & local sustainable food and gift items. Live music every Saturday, 6:30-9 pm; free. 6624 Plank Rd, Batesville (434) 823-2001,

Possibilities Potluck/Intro to Access Bars® Saturday, October 7. Donations welcome. Aurora Walks Gently, MA, BF (434) 299-2371

Access Bars Class (8 NCBTMB CEUs), Saturday, October 21, 9:30am-6pm. $300, kids 0-15 free, 16-17 $150. This gentle, transformative body process can be done almost anywhere by almost anyone. After an Access Bars session: worst case you’ll feel like you had a great case, your whole life will change! Aurora Walks Gently, MA, BF (434) 299-2371

PAIN to POWER. Laughter therapy. Gentle yoga. No prerequisites. James River Scottsville Library. Free. Flexible class schedule -- Phone Instructor Katherine Thimnakis (434) 969-2017

Ritual and Ceremony class. Free. Oct 28th 1pm-5pm in Faber. Featuring Latin American Shamanic and Nordic Witchcraft approaches. For more info. and RSVP contact:


Natural Healing Study Support Group, 10am-11:30pm, Oct 6th and 20th. For more information:

Vegetarian Pot Luck – Every Friday at 6 pm, Inspiration University, 200 Parker Heights Rd, Waynesboro. Free. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. (540) 943.1689.


Realize Your Unlimited Potential - Hypnosis and Self Help Classes in Charlottesville. Call Roxanne Louise 434-263-4337 for details.

Book Discussion “The Call of Soul” by Harold Klemp. Oct 5th and Nov. 2nd. Free. 7:30pm-8:30 pm. Harmonic Waves Wellness Center, 3201 Hill Street, Lynchburg. FREE BOOK.


Mindfulness (Insight) Meditation Group Wednesdays 7-8:30pm White Hall. All are welcome. Free. See for further details.

The Charlottesville Threshold Choir which sings for hospice patients and others in need of comfort, healing and peace, rehearses Wednesday evenings. Newcomers welcomed at any time 434-293-4644 or

Healing Cooking Class 5:30pm, Oct 4th Medical Medium Book Support Group, 6:30pm, Oct 18th; For more information:

Cloud Floating Free Sangha meditation practice informed by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. 6:30-8:30pm. Call 434-825-0145 Visit

German New Medicine Study Group free, ongoing, held on Wednesdays 5-7:30pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. You can find further information here German New Medicine Study Group

Skyline Harmony Chorus - A women’s four-part a Cappella Harmony Group. Sing a variety of musical styles including Barbershop. Meets Thursdays 6:45 pm Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Share the love of singing – learn as you sing! Visit us on Meetup and Facebook. 434-589-2146

The Echo World Gathering: October 25th starting at 6pm, at FIREFLY restaurant, bar and arcade. Come share a drink and discuss how we can improve our alternative community. 1304 East Market St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902


A Course in Miracles -There is a Path to Inner Peace. Find out. Study Group. Free. Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm. Call 434-242-7955

Abraham Hicks Support Group Meeting for those wanting inspiration for living the teachings of Abraham. Feels great to share with others. Meets third Tuesdays at Crozet Library. Call Janet at 434-823-2899 for more information.

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class - Beginner Friendly / Multi-Level with certified teacher. Traditional sequences of Asanas (poses) with deep relaxation, 5:15- 6:15 Downtown Charlottesville Central Library Branch, 3rd Floor McIntire Room. Only need mat or towel but may do on carpeted floor. Call Annie to confirm or for more information 760-1983 Free.


Say YES! to You - A light-hearted approach to healing your life. What if the difference you need to be is exactly what the world needs from you? What if you could have more fun, more ease, and more prosperity while contributing more, too? Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm. Donations welcome. Aurora Walks Gently, MA, BF (434) 299-2371

Live Poets free group meeting. Bring your own or other’s poetry to share at the Crozet Library, 7pm, 2nd Mondays.

Four Agreements Wisdom Group meets at 5:30pm at the Charlottesville Healing Arts Center. A community of support for putting the agreements into practice. Donations accepted. Call 434-974-6323 or see


There are so many wonderful Halloween events in Virginia. We have chosen some to spotlight for this calendar.

EERIE NIGHTS Ghost Tours of Richmond 17th St. Farmers Market (Main St. Side), Richmond, VA 23219. Tours Friday & Saturday nights. Visit

Petersburg Haunts Walking Tour Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm beginning September 29th and continuing through October 28th. There is a special Halloween tour on October 31st. Call 804-943-8635.

The Haunting of Louisa - Looking for a good scare for the Halloween season? The Haunting of Louisa will take you on a stroll that you will never forget! Friday Oct 6th, Sat Oct 7th and Friday Oct13th 6pm-10pm. 540-967-4420

Saturday, Oct. 29

Dia de Los Muertos at McGuffey Art Center Charlottesville - 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Downtown Mall Halloween Bar Crawl at the Fitzroy Charlottesville - starting at 9pm.

Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat Staunton - 10am- 12pm

Harry Potter Halloween Scottsville - 12pm- 10pm.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Carter Mountain Halloween Spooktacular Albemarle County - 9am - 6pm.

Keswick Vineyards Howl-o-Ween Charlottesville - 12 pm - 3 pm.

Monday, Oct. 31

University of Virginia Trick or Treat on the Lawn Charlottesville - 4 pm - 6 pm.

How to place calendar listings. COST: $20 for up to 20 words, 20¢ for each additional word per issue the listing runs in. Six issues $100, 12 issues $180, Payment is due in advance. Free ads are given for free events up to 20 words. 20¢ for each additional word as space allows per issue. If donations are requested at the event, this is not considered a free event. Email wording and payments to: or send payment with listing to P.O. Box 93, Nellysford, VA 22958 or call 434-260-9952.