Events 2017

June 11, 2017 - 2:00pm - June 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

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June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm - June 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

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June 25, 2017 (All day) - July 8, 2017 (All day)

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July 9, 2017 (All day) - July 15, 2017 (All day)

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July 16, 2017 (All day) - July 22, 2017 (All day)

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July 23, 2017 (All day) - August 5, 2017 (All day)

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October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm - October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Still burning after all these years
The 128th firing of the Noborigama Kiln at Woolman

Woolman is blessed with one of the most amazing wood fired kilns in America. It is called a Noborigama kiln or "climbing kiln" which dates back to 17th century Japan. It is a six-chambered kiln, each chamber using the residual heat of the chamber below it. Should all six chambers be loaded, it would use up to five cords of wood split to a diameter of one inch and hold as many as 3000 pieces of pottery!​

​Potters of all ages are invited to come learn about the history of the unique climbing kiln design of the oldest Noborigama kiln in the United States and to help load it for its 128th firing.

Fee:  $60 for tent camping for 2 overnight stays.
Book one of Sierra Friend Centers rustic and cozy cabins for an additional $30 per person per night.
Bring a plate, cup, utensils, and food to share. 

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To reserve a cabin please contact our operations manager Laura Carroll at

November 13, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a presentation by one of the most resilient and effective Nonviolent Warriors of our time.

Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli, 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Door open at 6 pm.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Students free. Food will be available for sale at the event.


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George Lakey is the co-founder of the ground-breaking radical community, the Movement for a New Society, which laid the basis for many of the facilitation and decision-making systems in common activist use today.

George has spent much of the last 50 years training people in creative nonviolence – 1,500 people on five continents. In 1969 he persuaded Peace News to adopt the slogan ‘for nonviolent revolution’, which is as relevant today.

George said: ‘I’m 80. Am I burned out? I don’t think so. It is possible to struggle our whole lives long if we find ways of supporting ourselves so that we don’t burn out. We deserve not only “after the revolution” institutions that support our personal growth and our own vision, but we deserve in the process of struggle to keep growing and to experience the taste of liberation. As the Movement for a New Society used to say: “To live the revolution now”'