Look to the sky for our water supply and learn how to capture and use it at the fifth annual Rainwater Revival, which returns to Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on October 25. The popular and free “edufest” event is put on by the Hill Country Alliance. “We began our part-educational, part-fun fest in Dripping Springs in 2010, and after two years there we took the event on the road to other parts of the Hill Country,” said Event Chair Karen Ford. “We’re happy to be coming home to share the latest information about rainwater conservation and harvesting at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. With increasing population growth and development, we know there continues to be a huge interest in rainwater harvesting to take some pressure off local aquifers and dwindling surface water supplies.”
Lillian J. Hunter writes and speaks about the power of compassion to transform our personal and professional lives. She will be appearing at the Texas Book Festival at the State Capital Grounds, from 10 a.m. to noon, on October 25, at the Texas Author’s Association booth, to sign copies of her book, What If I Had Taken the Roads Not Traveled, which was awarded first place by the Texas Authors Association in the categories of self-help and women.
Reuse Alliance, a national nonprofit, and the city of Austin are co-hosting ReuseConex 2014, the third international reuse conference and expo, October 23 to 25, featuring industry experts sharing best practices; city agencies embracing reuse to meet zero-waste goals; and international companies incorporating reuse into their operations to save time, money and resources.
Patricia White Buffalo will present and share her love of music and shamanism with its power to heal at two Shamanic Sound- Journey events both starting at 7:30 p.m.—on October 20 at the Toltec Center of Creative Intent, Austin, and October 21 at the Houston Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Center, in Cypress.
Casa De Luz and the Integrity Academy are proud to be offering a free series of health and wellness events to allow the community to discover all that Austin has to offer in the way of natural living and holistic healing. Held at Casa De Luz, the events will take place every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 20 to December 20.
Rochelle Schieck, creator of Qoya, a movement practice for women that focuses on doing what feels good and reminds participants that their true essence is to be wise, wild and free, will be offering a workshop called Gratitude as a Superpower, two Qoya classes and a Gratitude Despacho Ceremony, from 10 a.m. to noon, October 4 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 5, at Castle Hill Fitness at The Studio, in Austin. She will also lead an Introduction to Qoya Teacher Training, October 6, at Casa de Luz.
The Austin Gem and Mineral Society will be hosting Gem Capers 2014 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 3 and 4, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 5, at the Palmer Events Center, in Austin. This year’s theme is dinosaurs, and the gem and mineral show will include jewelry, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres and lapidary equipment offered by more than 30 vendors.
Evolution is a law of nature. Would it be important for us to evolve consciously? Is there a method that allows each individual to take charge of their own conscious evolution?
Students of Logosophy, Clementino de Mendonça and Veronica Brito, M.D., will be presenting a lecture, Logosophy: An Alternative Method for Developing Human Potential, at 7 p.m., September 27, at the Hilton Garden Inn NW Arboretum Hotel. The lecture is part of the XI National Meeting of Students of Logosophy in the United States to be held in Austin during the same weekend.
E RA SunChild will facilitate a spiritual self-healing through self-discovery, experience and actualization of soul and self, September 27 to 29, in Austin. She will also offer a show-andtell introduction from 6 to 9 p.m., September 25.
SunChild’s healing involves the authentic connection between the soul and the divine source. During the workshop, participants will experience their own truth and discovery, achieving spiritual wellbeing and having revelations that are simple and applicable to their bodies, souls and spirits.
Offering an opportunity to experience the teachings, healings and philosophy of a great master, Tenzin Lama Sherpa, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has devoted most of his life to the study and teachings of healing, will appear in Austin, from 7 to 9 p.m., September 30, at the Unity Church of the Hills. His lecture, which is dedicated to the human potential and evolution of the mind, will offer practical tools to tap into our innermost precious potential.