Butterflies Live! until - Sunday, October 14, 2018. In connection with Sound Arts Richmond, A Northward Migration, located in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory, uses sound to explore the migration routes of butterflies, they traverse the landscape of North America. 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, 804-262-9887

Seeking local Charlottesville-area licensed massage therapist interested in apprenticing to learn muscle therapy modality, potentially take over my practice next year. Must be open to new concepts, not addicted to deep pressure. Resume, sensitive hands/good fingers required. Cost: 5-Day Class @$1000 & Minimum of 20 Hours Instruction @$15 Per Hour. Contact 434-409-4411.


CRYSTALS for SELF-CARE at Bridge Between the Worlds in Keswick. November 3rd and 4th. Full Certification: Sat 10am-3pm and Sun 10am-2pm. Learn to identify crystals, create grids, and direct energy for healing. $222 includes 19 stones. Saturday class only (10am-12noon) $44; workshop only (pm-3pm) $66.


BOO! If you weren't afraid, what would you choose? October 28, 1-3. This special Introduction to Access Consciousness will share tools you can use to create greater possibilities in your life. How Does It Get Better Than That? $20. Staunton,, (434) 299-2371.

Bridge Between the Worlds located at 2395 Paddock Wood Road, Keswick VA is having a fund raiser on Sunday October 28th starting at 2pm and ending a bit after 6pm. The Scholarship Auction will start at 4pm. It will be a Halloween Party complete with costume contest. Call 434-293-9708 with any questions.

Central Virginia Dowsers Meetings 2nd Sunday of the Month, September through November, January through June Meetings are free. RSVP to or call 434-263-4337. Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901

ECK Light and Sound Service. Oct 14. Free. 11 am to Noon. The English Inn, Charlottesville. All are welcome. For more information:

How Different Are You Willing To Be? October 7, 1-4 pm,...based on the book Pragmatic Psychology - Practical Tools for Being Crazy Happy! by Susanna Mittermaier. What if the judgments--even diagnoses-- you have received are actually pointing to your gifts? Would it be fun to explore your possibilities? $30. Staunton, (434) 299-2371.


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.

Access Bars Practitioner Training. October 27, 9:00-5:30, Access Bars can be done virtually anywhere by nearly anyone and, whether gifting or receiving, it will change your life if you choose it! NCBTMB CEUs available. $350/$175 repeat & 16-17 y.o./15 or younger free with adult. Staunton. (434) 299-2371.

Come to the Rockfish Valley Community Center. October 6, 8:30-10:30am. Pancake Breakfast and receive a free mini Access Bars sessions. Donations benefit RVCC., (434) 299-2371.

Community Access Bars Share. Community Access Bars Share. October 13, 9-5. All Welcome. FREE Mini sessions. Appointments appreciated. Special pricing for full sessions. Staunton. (434) 299-2371.

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

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

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

SPIRIT BEAR ... an Evolutionary Prayer Saturday 10/13/18 from 7pm-9pm at Bridge Between the Worlds, 2395 Paddock Wood Road Keswick, Va 22947. Your donation will benefit Animals Asia. For further information contact Christine 434 409 0548

Staunton Pride Warming Room. October 6, 12-5pm. Need a respite from the festivities or looking to experience a bit of healing? Receive free mini Access Bars Sessions or modalities offered by fellow healing facilitators. (434) 299-2371.


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.


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.


Blue Mountain Dharma Tibetan Buddhist Meditation/Teaching Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM. tea 5:30. FREE 1304 East Market St. Unit K, Charlottesville. See us on Facebook:

Charlottesville Threshold Singerswelcome new members any time. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings near Barracks Road and Rt. 29. or 434-977-6614.

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

Contemplative Meditation Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm Unitarian Universalist Church 717 Rugby Road. Labyrinth, stacking stones, meditation, journaling. Come and go as you need. Do what feeds you.

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

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

Interfaith Pray for Peace Circle - Welcoming all people to join together in song, silence and prayer to co-create personal, community and planetary peace. Final Wednesday, every month, 7:15-8:30PM, Janis M Travers Meditation Center, Unity of Charlottesville, 2823 Hydraulic Rd. for further details.

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


A Course in Miracles - Are You Ready for a Miracle? “A Course in Miracles” Study Group. Free Tuesday’s 7pm-8:30pm. Call 434-242-7955, at the Fillmore House. Unity Of Charlottesville is located at 2825 Hydraulic Road.

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.


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

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