Language Groups

Por favor ven al grupo de idiomas
言語グループに来てください
S’il vous plaît venir au groupe linguistique
يرجى الحضور إلى مجموعة اللغات
Por favor, ven al grupo de lenguas
Proszę przyjść do grupy językowej
Пожалуйста, приходите к языковой группе
Bitte kommen Sie zu der Sprachgruppe
Si prega di venire al gruppo linguistico
נא לבוא בקבוצת השפה
Dil grubuna Lütfen gel

Please let me know what language you are interested in
Contact john@aqus.com

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Newcomers Social

Come meet some new people!!

 

Language Groups

Por favor ven al grupo de idiomas
言語グループに来てください
S’il vous plaît venir au groupe linguistique
يرجى الحضور إلى مجموعة اللغات
Por favor, ven al grupo de lenguas
Proszę przyjść do grupy językowej
Пожалуйста, приходите к языковой группе
Bitte kommen Sie zu der Sprachgruppe
Si prega di venire al gruppo linguistico
נא לבוא בקבוצת השפה
Dil grubuna Lütfen gel

Please let me know what language you are interested in
Contact john@aqus.com

Aqus Celtic/Irish Music Session

john

Players Always Welcome

We have created an authentic traditional pub seisiun in Petaluma where seisiun-seekers can hear or play “comhaltas ceoltoiri” level traditional music in our area.  All interested players of Irish music welcome.

Once the seisiun players can get themselves started, all others can browse ways to learn Irish playing by ear.

While at Aqus, you can get our O’Petaluma Playlist — the 39 the most-played Irish tunes of local Bay Area seisiuns. Irish singers may offer to join future seisiun evenings, within the trad seisiun norms.

Some video of the player in Aqus

The “O’Petaluma Playlist”
These traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs are the ones found most-often-listed on playlists around northern California, and probably the ones most trad Irish musicians hereabouts can play.
So these are good for starters.— either to learn or to get into familiar playing territory

Cooley’s
Maid Behind the Bar
Planxty Fanny Power

Swallowtail Jig
Butterfly
Out on The Ocean

Merrily Kiss the Quaker
King of The Fairies
Hewlett

Harvest Home
Rights of Man
Boys of Blue Hill

Wind That Shakes the Barley
Drowsy Maggie
Ships Are Sailing

Kesh Jig
Connachtman’s Rambles
Sh’beg & Sh’more

Top of Cork Road
Morrison’s
Planxty Irwin

Rambling Pitchfork
Saddle the Pony
Miss McCleod’s

Road to Lisdoonvarna
Dennis Murphy’s
O’Keefe’s

Walls of Liscarroll
Blarney Pilgrim
Morning Dew

Banish Misfortune
Merry Blacksmith
Off to California

Silver Spear
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Star of Munster

Lark in The Morning
Cup of Tea
Musical Priest

Also check out comhaltas.ie

Monthly Poetry Night

Writers Forum: Kate Farrell, Waights Taylor, Jr., and Bev Scott will talk about Family Storytelling.

Writers Forum is brought to you by Aqus Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together.
The two February 2021 Writers Forums will be based on the anthology,  Story Power, an engaging and lively guide to the art of storytelling.
Writers Forum
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Free
Feb. 10 Kate Farrell, Lisa Alpine, & Mary Mackey will talk about Storytelling for the Armchair Traveler.
Feb 18 Kate Farrell, Waights Taylor, Jr., and Bev Scott will talk about Family Storytelling.
Details and Zoom URL:  https://www.thewritespot.us/forum.php

Get To Know the Village Network of Petaluma (and Penngrove)

The Village Network of Petaluma (and Penngrove) is responding to the pandemic by creating new ways for members and volunteers to connect with each other, build new friendships, and offer mutual support as we navigate opportunities and realities in this historic time. Village membership now offers online wellness programs, interest groups, educational webinars, and social events – as well as volunteer services including grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups, phone friends, computer help by Zoom, and customized referrals to community resources.

 

When the shelter-in-place orders allow, we will gradually resume offering our usual in-person programs such as driving, friendly visits, minor home repairs, and Med Pals. This is an online or phone meeting for potential members (ages 50+), their adult children, and those interested in volunteering (any age). To receive the Zoom link, or phone in number, please RSVP to the Village office at 707-776-6055 or email info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org. -0

The  Village Network of Petaluma is a non-profit membership organization created to empower adults 50+ to live active, vibrant, and connected lives in our own homes as we age. We are part of a national movement, with 250+ groups formed since 2004.

How to Get Through This Together: Love & Relationships During COVID

Gain powerful insight based on Buddhist wisdom for maintaining harmony and peace in your relationships during these particularly challenging times. Discover how a daily meditation practice gives us the tools to navigate conflict constructively and with compassion. With effort and steady practice, each of us can realize our own potential for inner peace and, in this way, bring benefit to both ourself and others.

On-demand playback will be available for 48 hours after this live event.

Gen Kelsang Tenzin is an American Buddhist monk and the new resident teacher at Mahakaruna Kadampa Buddhist Center.  He has taught Kadampa Buddhism extensively throughout the United States for over 20 years. Gen Tenzin has a great depth of understanding of Buddha’s teachings and shares them with warmth and humor, making them clear, practical, and accessible for everyone.

Writers Forum: Kate Farrell, Lisa Alpine, & Mary Mackey will talk about Storytelling for the Armchair Traveler.

Writers Forum is brought to you by Aqus Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together.
The two February 2021 Writers Forums will be based on the anthology,  Story Power, an engaging and lively guide to the art of storytelling.
Writers Forum
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Free
Feb. 10 Kate Farrell, Lisa Alpine, & Mary Mackey will talk about Storytelling for the Armchair Traveler.
Feb 18 Kate Farrell, Waights Taylor, Jr., and Bev Scott will talk about Family Storytelling.
Details and Zoom URL:  https://www.thewritespot.us/forum.php

Facing the COVID 19 Pandemic with Confidence & Compassion

Gain practical insight based on Buddhist wisdom for maintaining a positive and peaceful mindset in the face of any challenge. Discover constructive solutions to your daily problems. Learn how the practice of meditation helps us cultivate a deep and lasting experience of inner peace.
Topics for this new 8 week series include:
𝟭𝟮/𝟮𝟴: De-stressing and De-escalating When Things Are Hard
𝟭/𝟰: A Daily Meditation for De-stressing and Detoxing
𝟭/𝟭𝟭: Getting Along with Family in Stressful Times
𝟭/𝟭𝟴: Learning to Relax Through Understanding Impermanence
𝟭/𝟮𝟱: Managing Anger & Frustration
𝟮/𝟭: Becoming Wealthy Through Generosity
𝟮/𝟴: Helping People Without Becoming Exhausted
𝟮/𝟭𝟱: Navigating Social Media with Compassion
Each class includes two guided meditations. Classes will be taught live on Zoom and available for playback on-demand for 72 hours. No prior knowledge of Buddhism or experience in meditation is necessary to enjoy the benefits of this class series. Everyone is welcome!