June NorthBayNews redux

North Burn Bayers, so much going on right now we’re going for a double tap on the old monthly. I know you can take all the goodness. But can you dig it? Yeah, thought so. I mean I knew that you could 😀

We have another service day this month, there are two workshop style salons coming up, and a ton of fun in the sun. If you run. Ok maybe not, just saunter. Yeah that’s better. do that.

see you out there North Bay!

xoxo RLL

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Service day for the North Bay Burners, come feed the homeless with us. We’ll be doing this the last Thursday of each month until the burn.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Redwood Gospel Mission
101 6th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401

Come help set up and serve food at the soup kitchen!

6:30 set up and prep
7:00 serve food
7:30 clean up


It’s fun and easy and you’ll feel great helping out. We make the plates and the residents bring them out to the tables, it’s a really sweet gig. Come help if you can, see you there!  xoxo RLL

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San Francisco Opera will be hosting a Steampunk Night at the Opera on Saturday, June 20. We’ll be offering 30% off tickets to our epic, steampunk-influenced production of The Trojans, as well as a pre-show reception where costumes and accessories will be on display. Complimentary refreshments provided. Costumes and dressing up is highly encouraged!
This is the best (and likely only) ticket discount we’ll be doing for the entire run of The Trojans. The show is selling well, but we’d really like to do something special for the Bay Area steampunk community and would love to offer this to Bay Area Burners as well.
go to: www.sfopera.com/offers and enter the offer code: PUNK30.

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AmazonSmile Charity Donation program

If you’re like me and many other people I know, you buy a bunch of stuff from amazon.com. Did you know about their charity donation service, at no cost to you? They donate a portion of your purchase price to a charity / non-profit of your choice.

All you have to do is go to smile.amazon.com and click on the “Supporting:” just below the search bar. You can then choose your charity if you’re logged in. You can also “Change your Charity” from the “Your Account” menu. A search on “Burning Man” came up with these:
– Burning Man Project
– Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
– Black Rock Arts Foundation
– Los Angeles League Of Arts
– Toastmasters International
– Controlled Burn Fire Performance
– Element 11 Inc (Utah Community)
– BURNT ORANGES INC = Central Florida Regional Burns (PreHeat and Afterburn)

From there on out, all you need to do is remember to go to smile.amazon.com before making your purchase, or install a browser plugin if it’s available. Pass it on!

Read more: https://smile.amazon.com/about
“What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.”

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Off Playa Productions and the Downtown Berkeley Association presents


Saturday, July 18, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA

Participate: We are looking for theme camps, those that would like to create interactive games, live painters, installation-based artists, poets, and other creative individuals to join us as we transform Civic Center Park into a day of playful and creative camaraderie. Click herehttp://berkeleyspark.org/how-to-participate/ and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Situated next to Berkeley’s year-round farmer’s market, Berkeley Spark 3.0 Arts + Innovation Festival will feature live music, ecstatic dance, acro yoga, interactive and performance art, DIY workshops, DJs spinning from the art car UNAVERZ, silent disco, a beer and mead garden, Bay Area innovation companies, a local artisans market, bike and electronic specialists, and others specializing in desert supplies and accessories for those preparing for Burning Man.

Help us get the word: Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleySpark, join our event https://www.facebook.com/events/1422259858092685/ , follow us on Instagram #berkeleyspark and share this post with your friends.

Interested in volunteering? We’d love for you to join our team being apart of the Berkeley Spark experience? Email us atberkeleyspark@gmail.com

For more information go to our website at http://berkeleyspark.org

Free and open to the public, Berkeley Spark is two blocks from the downtown Berkeley Bart station. Bring your friends, your family, your pets and stay and play with us.  This is a leave no trace festival.

See you July 18th!

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You’re invited to the Burner family reunion picnic!

One last hooray before we head for the desert. The south bay and east bay burners are hosting a joint  meet and greet on July 12. Bring a dish to share if you can. We will have Bar BQ’s available it you want to cook something. Bring you swimming trunks if you want to go for a dip (sorry no skinny dippin). Shameless promoting for your project is encouraged but we need to keep it on the low down. Bring your swag to gift. We will have games to play and prizes to win, and rumor has it a water fight may break out. Mingle network and nosh before the big push to that experiment in the desert. Looking for a camp to join or looking for a couple more camp mates? Want to help out on an art project or maybe you need help with an art project? Are you a virgin eager to learn the ropes or a dusty expert or maybe you are just burn curious? We have rented out a pavilion so we will have shade. We will be kid and dog friendly. Beer and wine are allowed but no hard liquor. No amplified music is allowed but we encourage you to bring your acoustic instruments.  The picnic is FREE as long as you register you can register for the picnic at this eventbrite link. The event is open to all click on the region that is closest to you.

We will be hosting the picnic at beautiful Quarry lakes Regional park in Fremont.  Quarry lakes is 1.2 miles from the union city bart. Entrance is FREE if you bike or walk into the park and it is $5.00 to park if you drive. Quarry lakes has swimming hiking biking and dogs are allowed on a leash. The address to the park is 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536. The park opens at 6:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. We will start the Bar BQ’s around 10:00, games will start at 1:00, mooping will start at 4:00. If you want to come early and help set up we will be arriving between 6 and 7 am.

This is the last in the 10 principle meet and greets the South bay burner are putting on. The theme is radical self reliance. The park has graciously allowed us to set up a hexayurt, evapatron, swamp cooler and portable shower for your inspection.

If you are interested in fund raising or want to share or show a project or help set up and tear down contact us using this eventbrite link so we can work out the logistics.

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Playa-Bound Emporium is THIS SATURDAY!
A By Burners – For Burners Event
Everything you will need for the Playa!
June 20th – Noon to 6:00
Bocci’s Cellar
140 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA
For more information, check out our Facebook Page –

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June Salon will be a July 25th sewing workshop at Frog Song


and August is an art party!


see you out there 😀  xoxo RLL

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