Monthly Archives: May 2010

Green Energy Party June 5 6pm

Come sign up for green electricity!
Dance, eat, play music!
You’re invited to a Green Energy Party!!!!!!
When: Saturday, June 5th, 6pm – 12:30 am
Who: You, and any friends you’d like to pass this invitation on to.
1.  Your utility bill if you pay your own electric bill.
2.  Ideas you’d like to share for green living.
3.  Potluck food or beverage if you’d like to share something.  Please wait til after the kids go to bed (~9 pm) to drink alcohol.
4.  Instruments you like to play.
5.  Your bike if it needs a free tune-up (lube, patched tire, quick, minor repairs)
Learn how to sign up for greener electricity options, through your power company or other energy providers.   We have options for you even if you don’t pay your own electric bill.
Projected Schedule:
6:00 pm    Potluck Dinner, Small Talk, & Free Bike Tune-ups by Tarek
7:00 pm    Sarah & Emily will present a short introduction to signing up for green energy.
Computers will be available for you to sign up at the party.
7:30 pm    Representatives from WeatherizeDC, RePower at Home, and Earth Sun Energy will talk about weatherization, conservation, and solar residential options.
8:15 pm    Get down.
Why:  Because we care, and we like to party!  We’re not associated with any company.  We’re not getting paid anything if you sign up, we have no financial interest, but we all have an interest in better energy choices.
Please spread this invitation far and wide.
The more people who sign up for green energy,
the quicker we change our fuelish ways.
Sarah Foard & Emily Townsend

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Compassionate Communication with Family Sunday June 13 3:30 pm

Would you like more family connection and a different way to view conflict? Join Takoma Attachment Parenting on Sunday, June 13th for Compassionate Communication with Family, a workshop facilitated by Ryan McAllister and Megan Donohue of the Bay NVC Parent Peer Leadership Program (

In this workshop, we will discuss how self-connection and compassionate connection can help us shift our understanding of, and sometimes resolve, conflict with family. This way of communicating can open up new understanding, help you express your needs, and establish more peaceful partnerships with your family members. Discussion will be guided by participant interest, and may include: handling family members who disagree with your parenting style, finding common ground with your partner on parenting, attending to tantrums and strong feelings with your children, setting limits, self-connection, and communicating your own needs.

More information about this approach to communication can be found at Ryan and Megan are also associated with a local nonprofit supporting parents, children and community. More details about Takoma Attachment Parenting Meetings: .

Location: Takoma Park Community Center, Azalea Room

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