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May Co-op Community Calendar

Live Acoustic Music
Fridays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
People's Co-op Deli
The Co-op's Deli continues to present the finest in folk, jazz, blues, and bluegrass performed by local musicians. Our highly acclaimed organic, vegetarian fare features a variety of award-winning soups, salads, entrees, baked goods and desserts. All food, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, is prepared fresh daily. Top off your meal with a complement of teas, Fair Trade coffees, freshly made juices and more. Bring a friend or make new friends here.

Detoxification for Better Health 
Tuesday, May 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bastyr University Clinic
Learn why it is important that we detoxify once every year, how to choose the right detoxification program for you, and what to expect. In this talk, Arvin Jenab, ND, will discuss how foods, herbs, supplements, and hydrotherapy can help you detox to improve your health.The Bastyr University Clinic is located 4110 Sorrento Valley Blvd. For more information call (858) 246-9700. Free of charge.

Intro to Pranic Healing
Wednesday, May 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Join us for an introduction to Pranic Healing. Pranic Healing is a very effective no-touch healing system developed by Master Choa Kok Sui that uses life force or Prana to heal physical and emotional ailments. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP email neus@pranichealing.com. To ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending this workshop. Free of charge.

Thermal Imaging
Thursday, May 5, 7 - 8 p.m.

People's Co-op Community Room 
Clinical Thermography is exceptional when used appropriately. Learn what is most appropriate for thermographic examinations, and be sure the exam is in your best interest. The proper procedures, equipment and providers' training/experience are crucial to accurate diagnosis and validity. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP call (619) 269-8360. To ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending this workshop. Free of charge.

Make Mom a Mother's Day Card
Saturday, May 7, 12 – 2 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
We've got all the art supplies you'll need to make your Mom a card on her very special day! Hosted by People's - all ages welcome and encouraged to attend. Free of charge.

Potions 101
Thursday, May 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Learn how to create daily potions using tonic herbs, extracts, mushrooms, and other powerful foods. We are excited to share the amazing feeling these foods provide! Custom warm drinks and bliss will be provided. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP call Louis at (949) 391-7660 or email Louis@foundationbrands.org. To ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending this workshop. Free of charge.

Film Night
Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Ocean Beach Green Center
This month's documentary film, Bitter Seeds, explores the future of how we grow things, weighing in on the worldwide debate over the changes created by industrial agriculture. Companies like the U.S.-based Monsanto claim that their genetically engineered (GE) seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the world's growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed more than a quarter million lives. The subject of Bitter Seeds is timely for the U.S., where states including California, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, and Washington are debating and voting on initiatives requiring GE labeling of our food. The Ocean Beach Green Center is located at 4843 B Voltaire Street, 92107.  For more information, call (619) 225-1083 or email oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com. Free of charge.

How to Heal Yourself
Friday, May 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Learn how to heal yourself with crystals, creative collage art activities, and meditations. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP email info@twinrayhealing.com. To ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending this workshop. Free of charge.

Zero Waste Discussion
Saturday, May 14, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Join the Zero Waste community for an introduction and discussion of the zero-waste lifestyle. Learn how to reduce your trash footprint and lessen your environmental impact. Beginners welcome as well as those familiar with zero waste! Bring your own mug for tea and cloth napkin for bulk snacks! Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP call Megan at (858) 457-2454. To ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending this workshop. Free of charge.

Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 20, 2016 
San Diego
Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually on the third Friday in May. With thousands of miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, biking gets you where you need to go. When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can pick up a free t-shirt* along with snacks, stickers and more at one of 100 pit stops – including at Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market, who will be sharing the pit stop with Mixte Communications – throughout San Diego County from 6 to 9 a.m. Register now for Bike to Work Day by visiting  www.icommutesd.com/events/bike-month *Participants must show proof of registration to be eligible for a free t-shirt. Registration does not guarantee receipt of a t-shirt or availability of a preferred size. Free of charge.

People's Co-op Spring Food Fair
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meet Your Farmers & Local Producers!
Demonstrations, Free Samples, Gardening Tips, and More!

March Against Monsanto
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.
Balboa Park & Worldwide
Join fellow San Diegans and take part in a day of global action. The March Against Monsanto will raise awareness of the health and environmental risks associated with genetically engineered crops and animals. Meet at the fountain by the Reuben H. Fleet Museum beginning at 11 a.m. Speakers will share information about Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, with a peaceful protest march to follow. Bring water to stay hydrated, a hat, and banners and signs with a message that you want to be heard. As a form of solidarity, please wear red. The march will end at the World Beat Center where there will be workshops and live music.

Muscle Testing
Tuesday, May 31, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Learn to Muscle Test yourself and others, how to choose the best supplements and doses, and whether supplements or foods combine well and increase your vital life force. Handouts will be provided. Please bring a partner. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP call (858) 263-7716. To ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending this workshop. Free of charge.

Community RoomPeople's Coop Community Room
The Community Room is available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis to Co-op members and to Co-op members' nonprofit community service groups, when not in use by the Co-op. Our intent is to provide a meeting space at no charge for individuals and organizations whose purpose is to work for the betterment of the community as set forth in our mission, vision, and values statements. The room is available for classes, meetings and exhibits providing that the space is not required for Co-op events. Groups may not charge admission nor can we allow any uses that would result in individual gain for a lecturer, class instructor, political candidates, etc. The Board of Directors is the final arbiter regarding appropriate room use. The room is available 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

To book the Community Room or obtain information about the room, please call Kylie, at O.B. People's Co-op (619) 224-1387. Advance scheduling and approval for use of the room is required and a completed room-reservation application must be submitted to the Co-op at least seven days prior to the event. Events may be published in the Community Calendar of the Co-op Newsletter; event notice deadline is the 10th of the preceding month. There are many fine organizations that make use of the community room. In order to accommodate as many as possible we accept only one reservation at a time from any group or individual per month. The Community Room is equipped with chairs and tables for your use.