BLAINESWORLD #763, Section 12B (PA/NJ)

SVP is extending a special thank you to all our previous attendees by allowing you to bring a friend to any of the remaining performances of Jewtopia for absolutely Free. So now is your chance to introduce the world of live theater to someone who has never experienced SVP before, bring an old friend again, or just go out for a half price date night on us. To take advantage of this offer simply go to the SVP website http://www.svptheatre.org or call the box office at 908-369-7469 use the code “JFriend” in the coupon box at checkout or tell the person at the box office and your friend will get in for free. This is a one time thank you offer so do not miss your chance to see a phenomenal show for Free.

Performance: “Jewtopia”
Where: Somerset Valley Players
689 Amwell Rd./Route 514
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
When: May 6 through May 22, 2011
Days and Times: Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8:00 p.m./Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission $17.00 – Seniors/Students $15.00

Synopsis: Two mismatched friends who grew up in the same neighborhood match wits against the idiocy of the internet dating world in this fast paced and politically incorrect comedy, where stereotypes are savagely skewered, traditions are lustily lampooned, role models are relentlessly ravaged, and not a single irreverent stone remains unturned.

For additional Info: Visit the website at http://www.svptheatre.org or call 908-369-7469. Theatre is air-conditioned and barrier-free.

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SOUL RETRIEVAL
A Process of Reclamation
Private Sessions are available by appointment only
Soul Retrieval is a very sacred, ancient healing practice. In fact, it is believed to be the oldest known healing modality on the planet. Simply put, a highly trained shamanic practitioner follows the rhythmic sound of a drum or rattle into the shamanic state of consciousness, sometimes referred to by me, as the “delicious dark.” The intent is to find and bring home to the one who has come for healing, “willing” lost soul parts or lost gifts.

I will say that, in my humble belief, we do not actually lose parts of our soul, although that is how this process has been described since time out of mind. I prefer to think that we have an event, often when we are quite young, and the trauma of the event causes us to disassociate certain aspects of our essence or energy. I often liken it to placing it on a shelf until we are ready or able to integrate the experience.

So the question which naturally follows is what is it – this energy or essence? Imagine a 4-year-old little girl who loves to sing. She sings when she is happy, when she is sad, when she is pensive – it is truly how she relates to her world and those in it. One day her mom (or dad) comes home from work with an intense headache. When she hears the little girl singing quite lustily and joyfully to her dolls, she puts her hands over her ears and says a bit harshly “will you please be quiet?” Well, the little girl perceives that her singing has hurt her mother’s ears. In this example, the “it” that might go on the shelf is joy, freedom, spontaneity – perhaps even her singing voice.

The intent of the Soul Retrieval process is to bring home the gifts that were lost as a result of the trauma. What may also come home is a power animal or guide that may be guarding or protecting the gift. The power animal or guide could become a life-long friend whose presence is felt in times of need, gratitude or joy.

The process begins before you and I meet. In fact, it could begin the moment you decide to inquire about a Soul Retrieval, so even as you read this, notice where you come into the story of the words. Notice any dreams you may have in the next few days. Make a note of any questions you have. Then we will have a phone conversation and we will talk about your intent.

A typical session for a Soul Retrieval can have three aspects. A time for bonding or trust building between you and I, which can emerge out of talking, or I may drum your heart beat while we sit together in a space of love. During the Soul Retrieval process I am listening to a drumming tape while I go on a shamanic journey to look for the gifts which are ready to come home to you at this time – for your highest and best good. We will have some slight contact during this time, perhaps my hand on your shoulder. You can simply relax, meditate or even sleep. If you are a person who is familiar with the shamanic journey process, you may have your own experience while you listen to the drumming. Another choice is that you listen to beautiful, specially designed sound healing music through headphones. Either way, your experience will not impact my journey. When the journey is complete, I will tell you the story of my experience, just as it was given to me. It is your story. We can then talk if you like.

Afterward, you could have a mini sound healing session to celebrate the return of your gifts. During a sound healing session you again simply relax, and listen to me play various instruments. I hold a space of love for you and your gifts while I play and I imagine that the vibrations deepen your integration.

It is my honor to sit with you in this ancient healing way.

DRUM CIRCLES
May 13, 2011, June 10, 2011, July 8, 2011
All from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
All held at my studio in the rolling hills of Historic Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Join us as we use the sound of the healing drum and the teachings of the Medicine Wheel of Life to connect with the highest aspect of ourselves, Great Spirit, the Earth Mother, and the Animals and Elements that we share this Universe with. This is an integrative healing/teaching circle. No experience is necessary and newcomers are honored. If you have a frame drum please being it, if not loaners are available.

To Register for all please contact Cyndy at 610-274-3109 or email SnakeDancer@RhythmOfTheEarth.com or snakdancr@aol.com
for more information please visit
http://www.RhythmOfTheEarth.com

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15th Annual Singing for Our Souls Sing Along
with David Brahinsky
Saturday, May 14, 8-10 pm
David provides the song sheets, and you add the voice in songs that touch the heart and mind to stimulate the soul’s growth. Selections will include folk music, songs by contemporary musicians, and songs David wrote based on the words of Lao Tsu, Whitman, and others. A PCYH “tradition” since the first year we opened! David will be joined this year by Mark Boone on vocals, as well as Guy Derosa on harmonica and Phil MacAuliffe on bass.

Concert this weekend! Princeton Center for
Yoga & Health
609-924-7294

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TRANSFORMING THE ORDINARY INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY
with “The Bliss Mistress” Edie Weinstein
Sun. 5/15  2011    
2-4 pm
$25
Circle Of Miracles

TRANSFORMING: “to change completely in form or function” and “to change as to make better or more attractive.”

ORDINARY:  “commonly encountered or usual”  “normal”   “dull or unexciting”

EXTRAORDINARY:  “highly exceptional or remarkable” “amazing, fantastic, astonishing, marvelous, exceptional”  

This experiential workshop blends art, music, movement, meditation, group interaction and chocolate as it offers participants a grand opportunity to discover, uncover, recover their true essence and dance with it, creating a life that glows brightly.  There will be chocolate!

Investment:  your time, energy, open heart & mind & $25

TO REGISTER, CONTACT EDIE WEINSTEIN: Call 215-738-8668 or email bydevinedesign@comcast.net

Rev. Edie Weinstein a.k.a. Bliss Mistress invites people to live rich, full, juicy lives.  She is a colorfully creative journalist and sought after inspirational speaker and Joy Coach. Edie is an interfaith minister, licensed social worker and PR Goddess.  She writes a daily Bliss Blog for Beliefnet  blog.beliefnet.com/blissblog   

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PLUMSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded 2006

P.O. Box 1725

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7 PM.

(Program) Monday, May 16th – Edna White, a resident of Bucks County, will present a program on the lore associated with historic quilt squares as used by slaves following the Underground Railroad. Ms. White and other members of the Second Baptist Church have sewed a replica of a quilt with some of the symbols that were used at that time. See Bucks County Herald Article attached below from the May 11th edition.

This will also be our Annual Meeting; a short business meeting will precede the speaker for the members (hint: those who have paid dues) to vote on the proposed slate for the new board members.

(Place) Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949

All are welcome ~ Light refreshments will be served. You don’t have to be a member to attend! Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.

If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or grburd@gmail.com .

Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.

Please note: For those who are members or would like to be members, dues are now past due. Please bring or mail $10 for individual or $15 for family to the above address.

Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month

June 20th – Historic field trip (TBD)

July 18th at 6 PM – Annual “Covered Dish” picnic at Ralph Stover State Park

August – no meeting

September 19th – a presentation regarding the Doan outlaws of Plumstead Township

Glenn R. Burd, President

Plumstead Historical Society

http://www.plumsteadhistoricalsociety.org/

Also find us on Facebook!

grburd@gmail.com

c: 215-534-5550

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George Achilles will be singing the part of Sir Joseph in the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan’s concert presentation of H.M.S. Pinafore on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 PM. The performance is at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2631 Durham Rd. (Rte. 413), Buckingham, PA 18912. If you know anything about Gilbert & Sullivan, you know they were the Monty Python of the Victorian age – lots of puns and pokes at society in their dialogue and lyrics, and beautiful music to boot! Singing the part of Joesphine will be Bucks County’s soaring soprano Jennifer Graf. The concert version of the comic opera will be accompanied by members of the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and tickets can be from George by calling 215-348-4837, or email patachilles@aol.com.

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Please join us for potluck dinner and screening of award-winning documentary “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders”, a poignant look at the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s taken directly from the oral testimony of the courageous women who lived it – and emerged as its grassroots leaders. Fighting for the right to vote and the right to an equal education, these women not only brought about change in Mississippi, but they altered the course of American history. Potluck will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church in Newtown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Please bring covered dish, dessert or beverage to share. Information – 215-579-1836.

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(in nearby NYC, featuring Joey Novick–a Jersey guy)

FourSquare
There Are Four Sides to Every Story…

Four storytellers share their version
of a same time-shared experience-being at the same place at the same time:
A trip to NJ, a car crash, Lincoln Tunnel traffic, bad directions.

http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/performances.asp

Wednesday, June 1 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014 Phone: 212.989.9319
$15 (includes one drink)
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/performances.asp

Four storytellers share their version of a same time-shared experience: A trip to NJ, a car crash, Lincoln Tunnel traffic, bad directions.

JOEY NOVICK: (The Liar Show, Louder Than Words stories)

RYAN PAULSON: (People’s Improv Theater, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

ELICIT BERGER: (Speakeasy Stories, Huffington Post)

MICHELE CARLO: (The Moth, Fish Out of Agua)

$15 (includes one drink)

One Shared Experience – 4 Storytellers, 4 Completely True Stories.
Four Different Perspectives. Like ‘Roshomon’, only better.

The Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014 Phone: 212.989.9319

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Rick in Pennsylvania: The SoMeBizLife conference on June 1 is getting closer. If you haven’t registered yet and want a discount email me. I have insider information in addition to knowing that this will be a great event. 30 Great minds in one place for one day!! http://socialmediabusinesslife.com/

FYI: Rick’s email is: rtoone@stillmotionmedia.com

NOTE: Rick is one of the speakers, which means . . . if you can make his session, you should try to do so. He knows his stuff!

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FAMOUS MENTALIST and MIND READER – the AMAZING KRESKIN one night only Saturday June 4th in Bucks County.
Tom Hanks produced and starred with John Malkovich in the movie “Great Buck Howard” which was fashioned after the Amazing Kreskin’s life. After 50 years of performing, The Amazing Kreskin has a whole new following because of the film. You may have seen Kreskin entertain with his mind reading and mentalism on FOX, CNN, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and of course for many years on David Letterman, Regis Philbin, Johnny Carson, Howard Stern and countless other TV talk shows. Come see him in person and you will see why they call him AMAZING!! (This is a first for Bucks County Comedy Cabaret. Although Kreskin is not a comedian, he can be funny at times, and we could not pass up the opportunity to present him to you) To make a reservation for the 8 PM Saturday, June 4th show (admission is $20) click here:
http://app.expressemailmarketing.com/get.link?linkid=2834784&subscriberid=73067775&campaignid=768640&linkurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.comedycabaret.com%2freserve.html

Our new facebook page is Comedy Cabaret Bucks County

AND in South Jersey – June 3 & 4 – FAMILY FRIENDLY COMEDY… THE TAYLOR MASON SHOW

Energy, charisma, and clean comedy that will make you double over with laughs! YOU WILL LOVE, L O V E this SHOW!

Some of the reasons you must see this show…

Taylor is the “World’s Greatest Ventriloquist. His dummies (or friends) will make you laugh so hard, you will be in comedy heaven!!!
Taylor also plays the keyboard and has some of the funniest songs you will ever hear!!!
He is an Emmy winner, and Star Search Champ and he’s had numerous TV appearances including TV’s LAST COMIC STANDING!!!
This is a show that you can bring MOM, or even Grand Mom to because he uses no offensive language.
THEY WILL ALL LAUGH, have a great time, and they will THANK YOU for bringing them!!!
To make a reservation for the 9 PM Friday or Saturday, June 3rd or 4th (admission is $20) click here:
http://app.expressemailmarketing.com/get.link?linkid=2834784&subscriberid=73067775&campaignid=768640&linkurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.comedycabaret.com%2freserve.html

Our new facbook page is Comedy Cabaret South Jersey

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“THE SIXTIES BEFORE SIXTY”
Friday, June 10 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn
15 East Broad Street
Hopewell, NJ
Created By
Tom Orr
More Info
with Tom Orr, Meagan Hill, Joe Flanagan and Jim Barto!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Those great popular songs of the 60’s are going on 60 years old. They are the tunes of their childhood, and Tom, Meagan and Joe mean to sing them before they get to 60 first. These popular cabaret performers bring their own unique wit and style to their favorite songs from the era that “changed it all”. This promises to be more fun than a barrel of Monkees!

TO RESERVE SEATS: (609) 510-7784
Tickets $15.00
Food and drink minimum $15.00

Tom Orr has performed at the Claridge Hotel-Casino, the Media Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre, Bristol Riverside Theatre and the Arden Theatre. His show, “The History of Popular Music in One Easy Lesson According to Tom Orr” debuted in October at the Off-Broadstreet Theatre in Hopewell, NJ.

Meagan Hill, with her fabulous voice and sassy sense of humor, is a mainstay on area cabaret stages and theatres such as the Walnut Street. She recently performed her own show (with Joe Flanagan) at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. She is a member of Screen Actors Guild and also produces and directs promotional videos for Janis Productions in Blue Bell, PA.

Joe Flanagan is one of the most popular cabaret musician/singers in the Delaware Valley. He hosts Open Mic nights at the Manufacturers’s Country Club, the Whitemarsh Inn, and Casa Di Lucia in Philadelphia, where his style and sardonic wit are on display every week.

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