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Parking ReminderTo ensure that there are parking spaces for shoppers, please do not park in the Co-op parking lot while attending.Thank you.

September 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 Fair Trade, certified organic teas and coffees, freshly made juices, and more. Bring a friend or make new friends here. Free of charge.

Miraculous Mondays Lectures
Mondays, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
School of Healing Arts

The School of Healing Arts offers free wellness clinics with fun and informative lectures, demonstrations and student massage every Monday night. For a current schedule visit the school's website at www.schoolofhealingarts.com. Click on the Resource tab and then the FREE Wellness Clinic tab.

Water Support Group
Thursday, Sept, 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Join others for a weekly group discussion cultivating individual and family awareness of household water habits. Facilitated by a local communication and sustainability specialist dedicated to empowering communities toward resource efficiency. We share challenges and simple solutions to reduce water use. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP call (619) 517-8723. 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.

Macrobiotics 101
Friday, Sept. 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Food can enhance your health and bring more joy into your life. Take responsibility for your health. Learn what foods work for the life you want. Get the lowdown from Jean Richardson of Gold Mine Natural Food Co. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP email customerservice@goldminenaturalfoods.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.

Film Night
Ocean Beach Green Center
Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
This month's film is "Climate of Doubt," a 2012  PBS documentary that investigates groups that changed the debate on climate  and redefined the politics of global warming. In 2008  climate change was a hot issue and politicians from both sides seemed poised to act. By 2012  public opinion on the climate  issue had cooled considerably.  Most politicians either ignored it or proclaimed their skepticism. What was behind this massive reversal? After the film we will have updates on issues and events leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. The Ocean Beach Green Center is located at 4843 B Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107.  For more information, call (619) 225-1083. Free of Charge.

Vegan Outreach Review
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Get information on new vegan food products, hear from guest speakers, discuss current events and find out what's happening in our area to promote plant-based living.  Includes light refreshments. Attendance is limited to 17; to RSVP email liz@newoptionsfoodgroup.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.    

Healthy Shoulder
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 7:00-8:30pm
People's Co-op Community Room

Learn from Dr. Kino how he helped a UFC champion resolve frozen shoulder, impingement and rotator cuff syndrome naturally by adjusting the nervous system. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP call (858) 866-4545. 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.

Clothing Swap
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Teahouse
Stop paying so much for clothing. Instead, swap your stuff and meet new friends. Come with as many clothes as you want, leave with as many clothes as you want. Free and fun for everyone. The Lazy Hummingbird is located at 4876 Santa Monica Ave. San Diego, CA 92107 just south of Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

California Coastal Cleanup Day
Sat., Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Last year, more than 7,600 volunteers participated in removing a record-breaking 104 tons of debris from local rivers, creeks, canyons, neighborhoods, beaches, and bays. Sign up today to volunteer at I Love A Clean San Diego's biggest event of the year, Coastal Cleanup Day. For information, please visit www.cleanupday.org.

Stronger Together:
A Workshop Series for Food and Farm Entrepreneurs
Cooperative Equipment
Ownership Models
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Workshop co-hosted by Common Ground Collective, California Center for Cooperative Development, Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market, and San Diego Small Farms Alliance. For workshop location and to RSVP, please email CommongroundcollectiveSD@gmail.com. Free of charge.

Triple your Energy
Tuesday, September, 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room 
Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, low energy, and adrenal exhaustion? Dr. Blum can show you how to correct your energy problems so you have the energy to happily face a new day. Reduce stress, correct sugar problems, gain energy. 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.

Facing the Future:
Where Co-ops Fit
Wed., Sept. 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
People's Community Room
Join us for a conversation about the benefits of creating and supporting cooperatives. The cooperative business model offers many advantages to local communities. Entrepreneurs, educators and others concerned about community are invited to attend this event. Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP email stephmood@cox.net by Tuesday, September 22. 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 for Health 
Thursday, Sept. 24, 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.

Drought-adapted Landscape
Friday, Sept. 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room 

California is in severe drought. Learn principles of xeriscape gardens, a basic low water plant palette, and how to create wildlife habitat. We'll talk about things to avoid and look at helpful resources. Presented by professional landscape designer David Clarke. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP email david@davidclarkedesign.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.

Postpartum Transition
Wednesday Sept 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Sunshine Chrispeels of Mother to Mother Midwifery, is a mother, homebirth midwife and Birthing From Within Mentor. She draws from her personal and professional experiences to give you this insightful preparation for the transition into parenthood. Attendance is limited to 18; to RSVP email info@mothertomothermidwifery.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.

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.