June NorthBayNews

Hello North Bay Burners!

According to the Jackrabbit Speaks it is now 88 days until the Man burns. Summer is upon us and it’s time to make all the things! The Temple build is well underway in Petaluma, you can find info and updates on that here https://www.facebook.com/Temple-2016-125748037611542/ if you are on the book of face, or here at the temple webpage http://www.thetemplecrew.org/ where you can check out this Temple as well as find some information on Temples built by David Best in the past.

I’ve gotten to help out a little bit down at the build site in Petaluma, and it’s going to be really beautiful. David’s going for a vinegar and steel wool patina on the pallet wood leavings, and working with mostly recycled materials to keep the budget modest. The kickstarter is about to go live any day now, so keep an eye out for that too.

Do you get the Jackrabbit? Because you will want all the good information jumping in your inbox. Subscribe to the Jackrabbit Speaks here http://jackrabbit.burningman.org/t/t-l-dkjuiit-gururtyd-hu/ and make sure you don’t miss a trick.

Strandbeest at Exploratorium is amazing, if you get a chance to go down and check it out, the details will blow you away. I got to hear a talk about the gears and how Theo Jansen created the design through simulated evolution on an old Atari he reprogrammed. And a talk with Lena Herzog about her photography and stories from the seven summers she spent on the beach with the beests. Definitely worth the trip. It’s up all summer, get the info here http://www.exploratorium.edu/strandbeest

Speaking of worth the trip, Burners at di Rosa last weekend was super fun, we got to see a ton of art and then drank all the wine. What a great day! 

If you haven’t checked out di Rosa it’s a rare treat. So much art, right now Paul Kos has an exhibit up in the Gatehouse Gallery. We did the outdoor tour. Highly recommend it, some fascinating local art and a lovely spot to hang out for the morning. http://www.dirosaart.org
The second annual multi regional summit is this weekend up at the Cisco campground, lots of regional contacts and local organizers are meeting to discuss best practices and socialize and hopefully work on making some kind of Northern campout happen. I’m heading up there with Jeremy to meet with other RC’s from Sacramento, Tahoe, Reno and all over the Bay Area to camp out and talk Burning Man. I missed it last year, so I’m excited to check it out and report back about what we discover. Kind of a local version of the Global Leadership Conference organized by some Sac Burners. Should be fun.

And now for the good stuff! Stay cool my Burners, until next time,

xoxo RLL

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Mpyre Strikes Back!
Saturday June 11 noon – 10pm
699 Del Monte Ave, Monterey CA 93940

MPYRE – Monterey Burners annual community gathering and celebration returns to Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California. Join us for a day of creativity, connection, and celebration!

https://www.facebook.com/events/636024726536131/

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Mark your calendars, the next East Bay Burner Social is just a week away!

Black Rock City: No Spectators
Friday, June 17 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Love Potion Collective
1960 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, California 94607

Parking & Entry on 20th Street
$5 at the door
Tons of FREE street parking!
BART to event map
https://goo.gl/maps/JMwlo

You, yes you! We see you over there climbing on art and ambling the Black Rock City streets. That’s well and good but have you ever thought about being on the other side? Thousands of people just like you get together every Burn to join everything from Fire Arts Safety to the Department of Mutant Vehicles.

For the June East Bay Burners Social we’ll have representatives from several Burning Man departments talk about their playa services. Afterwards the department reps will be available to answer your questions and discuss opportunities to join their teams.

Let’s build this city!

Plus a FREE seminar, The Burn Starts Here: Physical & Material Preparedness https://www.facebook.com/events/221586014892024/ is happening in the hour prior to the monthly Social, so you can have a two for one evening!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1311996442151467/

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Super Nice Club
North Bay Social
Saturday June 18 10am
Healdsburg Memorial Beach

Start by meeting at the Healdsburg Memorial beach to clean up the banks of the Russian River. After that, roam around on your own (or with your gorgeous new Super Nice friends) for lunch and enjoy the beautiful wine country. Meet up again at Bergamot Alley in Healdsburg for snacks, drinks, board games and just plain old getting to know each other socializing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/841741325955921/

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SoulFire X – South Bay Burners Regional Precompression
Friday June 24th – Sunday June 26th, 2016

It’s a huge reason to celebrate — the TENTH annual precom and Regional Burn in the Los Gatos hills! Get ready for three days and two nights of community, dance, art, performances, drummers, musicians, theme camps, random acts of radical self-expression, and more!

Get your camp on — we have a permit for fire this year, too*
*pending Santa Clara County “spare the air” days

All the information you need is here on our webpage: http://www.southbayburners.org/SoulFire_Precompression.html

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548622982099619/

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North Bay Meet and Greet
Argy Bargy
Saturday June 25
7pm at 1151 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa CA 95404

The meet and greet known as Salon has emerged from the ashes as a whole new situation. You can read all about it here http://northbayburners.org/argy-bargy/ but basically it’s gone from polite conversation to an animated discussion, perhaps argument, about whatever topic happens to come up. This time the topic is Playa Hacks, the tips and tricks for show and tell. Prepare to step up and throw down, I’ll take whatever side you don’t! We are back at the Olson’s place, bring a beverage to share or something to munch and we will get our debate on crusty old Burner style. A bit more in your face, a lot more fun.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1732275017060228/

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I’m headed out for the Fourth of Juplaya Ranger Training on July 2nd and 3rd in the Black Rock Desert. If you’ve attended the burn more than twice and you’re signed up for the training you are welcome to ride up with us in the RV. Leaving Friday night and coming back on Sunday, you’d need to help pay for gas. Space is limited so contact me at kellyann (dot) walton (at) gmail (dot) com if you want in. More information on becoming a Black Rock Ranger is here http://rangers.burningman.org

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Our annual Newbie Event is on!
IGNITE a n00b
Thursday July 14
7pm – 9pm at Funk & Flash
228 S. Main St. Sebastopol, CA 95472
http://funkandflash.com

Bring your n00bs to Jared’s place to find out more about how to do the what, where to how, and what to bring with you on your very first burn. Or come tell ‘em how it’s done! We will watch a slide show and then hang out and chat about tips and tricks. Bring your questions and find out what we know, if we don’t know we’ll show you where to find out! Get yer pack list here, everyone welcome, it’s always a fun time. If you have a folding chair please bring a few, it’s always nice to have chairs to spare. See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/472790182914769/

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We are having a Craft Party to make stuff to give away at the Burn. Bring beads to make necklaces, fabric to make clothes, or junk art bits to upcycle and we will make all the things.

Schwag Make and Take
Saturday July 23
2pm – 6pm at Frog Song
8290 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati CA 94931

Let’s have a potluck at 5pm and share dinner together in the Common Room where all the tables are, if you come in the front gate it’s to your left. If you park in the back then walk up front and you’ll find us near the play structure.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1807157322848245/

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::: Reminder ::: Have stuff you want included? Please answer this questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/Vrasv0Srvh. It will be considered for the next monthly announce newsletter which comes out around the first of the month. The North Bay Burners Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/northbayburners and our discussion list at https://groups.google.com/a/burningman.org/forum/#!forum/northbay-list are largely unmoderated. Want to let folks know about a fire spinning or hooping workshop? Got an idea for a sewing party? Feel like having some burners over for a night around a firepit or as company at an Art Walk? Reach out and invite us over! ::: Reminder :::

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