Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
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Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya PNW Tour
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We are thrilled to announce Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya’s visit throughout the Pacific Northwest in May! Please join us for satsang, bhajans (devotional singing), and meditation with Swamiji. All are welcome – invite friends and families to come!
Port Townsend - May 4
When: Friday May 4, 6pm
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (Map)
Contact: Radha at radhama108@gmail.com
Dinner will be served after the program. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact Sri Lalitha at sdunham111@earthlink. net as soon as possible! Space is limited.
 
Please Note: If you are taking a ferry, be aware Friday traffic is heavy. Best ferry options are: Seattle/Bainbridge Island at 3:50 pm or Edmonds/Kingston at 3:55 pm. We recommend arriving at the ferry terminal a minimum of one hour before sailing.
Victoria, BC - May 5
When: Sat, May 5, 11am - 2pm followed by lunch!
Where: Highlands Nature House at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary. 1772 Millstream Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 6E4, Canada (Map)
RSVP: to ammavictoria@ammagroups.org
Suggested donation: $15.
Vancouver, BC - May 6
When: Sunday May 6, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: Crossreach at 3348 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6R 2B2 (Map)
RSVP: to ammavancouver@ammagroups.org
A delicious vegetarian meal will be served afterwards. Suggested donation: $10- $20.
 
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IAM® 20 - Port Townsend, WA - May 10
IAM® 20 Course
When: Thursday May 10, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where:Lakshmi Studio, 358 Thunder Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368(Map)
Contact: Vandya at vjhuntting108@gmail.com, 360-531-4624 or Nika at nika17@mac.com to Register.

IAM® 20 Refresher Course
Need a tune up? If you have already taken the IAM-20 Course you are eligible to attend the Refresher Course.
When: Thursday May 10, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where:Lakshmi Studio, 358 Thunder Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368(Map)
Contact: Vandya at vjhuntting108@gmail.com, 360-531-4624 or Nika at nika17@mac.com to Register.
 
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Source Reduction Campaign
Aum Amriteswaryai Namah,
Dear Amma's Children,
 
Earth Day this year focused on the End to Plastic Pollution. Join GreenFriends North America in continuing the celebrations by spending at least 15 minutes this week learning about plastic alternatives!
 
A wonderful and easy-to-use resource to do this is caringforourplanet.com, a devotee's website, launched in response to the GreenFriends Source Reduction Campaign.
 
Those of you who calculated and entered a BEFORE footprint will have received reminder emails to enter the AFTER footprint THE DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY MAY 4TH. The link to do this is here.
 
If this is the first time you have heard about this project the link to it is here. It is still possible to participate by calculating your footprint and taking this pledge.
EarthDay
 
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PNW GreenFriends Newsletter
Read the May 2018 GreenFriends newsletter here.
GreenFriends
 
Read the back issues here http://greenfriendsna.org/newsletters.html
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Tour Promotion - Farmers Market
Thinking of heading to a Farmers Market in the next month? Read on!
We need smiley sevites to hand out event postcards to people attending farmers markets in the Seattle area, starting now until Sunday, June 3. This is a great opportunity to soak up the spring sunshine and connect with our community!
 
Volunteer groups of 1-4 will wander around the farmers market and simply hand out the event postcards. No explanation necessary – just a smile, and “we hope you can come to this event in Bellevue on June 2nd or 3rd” and hand over a card.
 
YOUR ACTION:
Please review the dates and times and locations below, and email blair@Outlook.com if you plan on attending one or more markets. We can start showing up at the Ballard, Capitol Hill and West Seattle markets as soon as this weekend – just pick up your postcards at satsang on Saturday (or we can mail some to you).
 
Seattle Area FARMERS MARKET CALENDAR:
 
Seattle Area YEAR ROUND MARKETS:
Ballard Farmers Market , Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market, Sunday 11am – 3pm
 
Upcoming Markets (starting in May)
Carnation Farmers Market,Tuesday 1 May 3pm – 7pm
Duvall Farmers Market, Thursday 3 May 3pm – 7pm
Columbia City Farmers Market, Wednesday 9 May, 3pm – 7pm
Wallingford Farmers Market, Wednesday 16 May 3pm – 7pm
Madrona Farmers Market, Friday 18 May 3pm – 7pm
U-District Farmers Market and Street Fair, Saturday 19 May, 9am – 2pm
Phinney Farmers Market, Friday 1 June 3:30pm – 7:30pm
 
If your local farmers market is not listed here, please let us know!
 
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