Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators w/ Beth Berany

East Bay Booksellers is excited to welcome The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators San Francisco North and East Bay Region Alameda as they present 21 Senses: Enhance Your Characters and Your Reader's Experiences. This workshop will be led by Beth Barany.

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Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance, mystery, and adventure that empower women and girls to be the heroes of their own lives. She is the award-winning author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer and the acclaimed paranormal romance author of the Touchstone series. She has also written books for writers, including Plan Your Novel Like A Pro, co-written with her husband, thriller writer Ezra Barany. Beth is currently at work on a science fiction mystery series. Also a Master NLP Practitioner, and certified creativity coach for writers, Beth Barany runs Barany School of Fiction, a full suite of courses designed to help genre fiction writers experience clarity and get writing, so they can revise and proudly publish their novels to the delight of their readers. Connect with Beth via her blog Writer’s Fun Zone, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue

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Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

First Responder Monday's - $2 Beer

Beer Baron
5900 College Avenue

Now applies to Teachers as well! Every Monday, first 4 beers on the menu are $2. This is our way of saying thank you to all the first responders who keep our city safe.

- Applies to: EMT, FireFighter, Police, Military & Teacher
- Please bring ID proof
- $2 Beers - on tap only

Do you know a firefighter, police officer, EMT or Military member who loves beer?
Please share, cheers!

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Diesel Readers Book Group - There There

East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of There There by Tommy Orange, on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.

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Tommy Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Rockridge Out & About

Join us for our 13th Annual Event!

Oakland’s beloved Rockridge neighborhood will welcome thousands from all over the region to shop, dine and explore at our 13th Rockridge Out & About festival. 

Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled day celebrating all that makes Rockridge a great place to live, work, shop, and play! The free, family-friendly festivities stretches along a leisurely 8-blocks of College Avenue from Claremont to Lawton.  Lineup and More info.

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Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Allison Arevalo Book Signing: The Pasta Friday Cookbook

Rockridge Market Hall is excited to welcome chef, food writer and co-founder of Oakland’s Homeroom restaurant Allison Arevalo for a book signing of her new book, "The Pasta Friday Cookbook: Let's Eat Together". Join us at Rockridge Market Hall on Saturday, September 28th from 2:00–4:00pm (in between Hapuku Fish Shop and Marin Sun Farms).

Meet Allison and have your books signed. We will have recipes from The Pasta Friday Cookbook to taste or purchase during the event.

ABOUT THE PASTA FRIDAY COOKBOOK
With 52 comforting pasta dishes and 16 creative salads, organized by season, this gorgeous book shows readers how to start their own tradition by cooking comforting, delicious pasta dishes to feed a family on a busy weeknight, or for a crowd on the weekend. Each recipe uses a different pasta shape so readers will enjoy experimenting with dishes like Paccheri with Braised Lamb & Big Beans, Filei with Wild Mushrooms, Lemon & Garlic or Garganelli with Lemons, Mint & Asparagus.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allison Arevalo is an entrepreneur, chef, and food writer. Before starting the Pasta Friday movement, she co-founded Homeroom restaurant in Oakland, California and co-authored the best-selling The Mac + Cheese Cookbook. Allison has made numerous TV appearances on the Travel Channel, the Cooking Channel, and others, and has been featured on local and national news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast. Allison lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Alejandro, and their two sons, Nico and Luca. She is currently working on opening a restaurant in Brooklyn focused on fresh pasta and seasonal sauces.

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Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

First Responder Monday's - $2 Beer

Beer Baron
5900 College Avenue

Now applies to Teachers as well! Every Monday, first 4 beers on the menu are $2. This is our way of saying thank you to all the first responders who keep our city safe.

- Applies to: EMT, FireFighter, Police, Military & Teacher
- Please bring ID proof
- $2 Beers - on tap only

Do you know a firefighter, police officer, EMT or Military member who loves beer?
Please share, cheers!

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Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

First Responder Monday's - $2 Beer

Beer Baron
5900 College Avenue

Now applies to Teachers as well! Every Monday, first 4 beers on the menu are $2. This is our way of saying thank you to all the first responders who keep our city safe.

- Applies to: EMT, FireFighter, Police, Military & Teacher
- Please bring ID proof
- $2 Beers - on tap only

Do you know a firefighter, police officer, EMT or Military member who loves beer?
Please share, cheers!

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Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry Flash Presents: Marsha de la O & Noah Blaustein

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, August 4th at 3pm. This month we will be joined by Marsha de la O and Noah Blaustein.

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Marsha de la O’s new book of poems is Every Ravening Thing. Christopher Buckley says, “Every Ravening Thing presents a matchless intensity and intellectual gift, a fearless investigation into the world amplified by a vision that is both cosmic and detailed in our common suffering.” Her previous collections include Antidote for Night, winner of the 2015 Isabella Gardner Award, and Black Hope, winner of the New Issues Press Poetry prize and an Editor’s Choice, Small Press Book Award. Other honors are the Morton Marcus Poetry Award and the da Poetry Award. She has published extensively, including recent poems in The New Yorker, the Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Ventura, California, with her husband, poet and editor Phil Taggart. Together, they produce poetry readings and events in Ventura County and edit the literary journal Spillway.

Noah Blaustein’s new book of poems is After Party. Garrett Hongo says, “Blaustein is as canny as Odysseus returned home and stringing his bow. Vagabond and shining like the sea, his poems drag you to deep undercurrents as you are caught singing in their chains.” And Campbell McGrath says, “These are poems full of vivid particularities, poems that know ‘it’s easier to love/ this world than it is to disappear.’ Noah Blaustein is a believer in hard-earned wisdom—‘suffering is measured/ by the strength of one's fears’—and a poet of ferocious nostalgia.” His previous collection is Flirt, and he is the editor of the anthology Motion: American Sports Poems. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue

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Aug
1
9:30 PM21:30

AVA LASHAY DRAG SHOW!

Best drag show in town! NO COVER!

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It's time to get Dolled Up!

Thursday (August 1st, 2019) is Dolled Up at The RIC (Rockridge Improvement Club) hosted by the doll herself Ava LaShay!

Come join us at The RIC for a fabulous evening with some of the best performers in the area! You aren't going to want to miss this, so come grab a drink, sit back, relax, and let us entertain you!

Performances by our Dolls:
Primadonna
AND
Scroto T. Bagginz

THE RIC
5515 College Avenue

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Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

Dine Around for Justice

Join us for dinner this Thursday, August 1st as we participate in Dine Around for Justice, an event that raises funds to provide legal services for low-income people in Alameda County. Make a reservation or just drop in and 15% of your meal will be automatically donated to the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation. Hope to see you there!

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

#NotUs Community Roundtable at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Join for a casual and relaxed discussion related to a current topic of interest. Popcorn is served and all are welcome (BYOB for members). We use the topic as a starting point for an open, organic discussion that gives ourselves an opportunity to vent/unravel a complex issue in a friendly, non-judgmental setting encouraging free exchange of ideas. Weekly, Saturdays 8pm - 10pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ales for ALS - Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover

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It is that time of year again for Ales for ALS by Faction Brewing! July 26th, the night before the festival, we will be hosting our own Ales for ALS Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover. For each Ales for ALS pint sold, $1 will be donated to Ales for ALS Charity. Don't miss this great event where you can enjoy good beer and give back to those in need.

JOINING BREWERIES
Riip Beer Co
Central Coast Brewing
Pizza Port Brewing
Morgan Territory
Berryessa Brewing
Drakes Brewing
Hop Dogma

ABOUT FACTION'S ALE FOR ALS
Each year, Ales for ALS selects a unique hop blend, and participating breweries brew a beer with these hops. The 2019 Ales for ALS hop blend features: Mosaic, Simcoe, Sabro, Loral, and HBC 630, 344, 692, and 56 hops provided by Yakima Chief Hops and Loftus Ranches.

DINING RESERVATIONS
If dining, please make a reservation via Open Table: https://www.opentable.com/r/beer-baron-oakland

Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen
5900 College Avenue

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Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

#NotUs Community Roundtable at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Join for a casual and relaxed discussion related to a current topic of interest. Popcorn is served and all are welcome (BYOB for members). We use the topic as a starting point for an open, organic discussion that gives ourselves an opportunity to vent/unravel a complex issue in a friendly, non-judgmental setting encouraging free exchange of ideas. Weekly, Saturdays 8pm - 10pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Special Collections Open House at Hello Vintage

Our entire special collection of rare, antique, and collectable vintage pieces will be on display and available to the public for the first time. Docents will be available to answer questions about the pieces and their histories, and Hello Vintage will be transformed into a fashion history museum for the evening. Come enjoy this unique experience with other fashion lovers – you won’t want to miss it!

Hello Vintage
5488 College Avenue

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Pavé Fine Jewelry's Renovation Sale!

You asked, we're delivering: before we close our Oakland store for most of August (we're renovating!), we thought we'd just go ahead and discount everything for one day only! Discounts up to 50%!

Last year our stores were absolutely packed all day -- make a 30 minute appointment with your personal shopping assistant to guarantee your opportunity to receive our best savings of the year. When you keep your appointment, we'll give you a free gift of sterling silver jewelry. Win-win! We'll be open for walk-ins but because our space is limited, appointments are strongly encouraged.

Pavé Fine Jewelry
5496 College Avenue
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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Exquisite Corps(e) at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A casual social group meeting weekly to freely discourse on forbidden topics that relate to modern relationship building: in family units, between individuals, and with our bodies. Sex, sexuality, non-traditional families, non-traditional relationships, and erotic desire are all fair game for discussion. For mature adults only.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Non-Trivial Trivia Night at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A moderator uses interesting and relevant, “non-trivial trivia” to spur discussion with participants, who may be reminded of their own relevant knowledge and personal experiences. come and learn/share surprising facts, unexpected statistics, and forgotten history in a relaxed, informal social setting with people who care. Weekly, Thursdays 7-9pm

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event: Jasmine Guillory - The Wedding Party

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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome our friend Jasmine Guillory to celebrate the publication of her third novel, The Wedding Party, on Monday, July 15th at 7pm.

The new exhilarating romance from The New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick!
 
Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend
2. They hate each other

After an "oops, we made a mistake" night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right?

But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She has been published in The Toast and The Hairpin, has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upwards of fifty lipsticks. She is The New York Timesbestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal. Visit her online at jasmineguillory.com and twitter.com/thebestjasmine.

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

#NotUs Community Roundtable at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Join for a casual and relaxed discussion related to a current topic of interest. Popcorn is served and all are welcome (BYOB for members). We use the topic as a starting point for an open, organic discussion that gives ourselves an opportunity to vent/unravel a complex issue in a friendly, non-judgmental setting encouraging free exchange of ideas. Weekly, Saturdays 8pm - 10pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

4th Annual Bastille Day Soirée

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Bastille Day, formally called La Fête Nationale ("The National Celebration"), is celebrated every July 14 in France to commemorate the storming of the Bastille, the infamous prison fortress. Like Independence Day in the United States, Bastille Day memorializes the start of a political revolution aimed at replacing an absolute monarchy with a constitutional government.

And just like July 4th, Bastille Day offers us a day to celebrate with food, lots of it—French, of course! Join us on Saturday, July 13th, from 1–3PM for a celebration of all things délicieux,from cheese and charcuterie tastings and prize giveaways to special French offerings from Market Hall Bakery, Market Hall Foods and Hapuku Fish Shop.

Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Avenue (map)

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Jul
13
to Jul 18

Summer Breema Intensive 2019

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Special early bird discount ends May 31!

Breema bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and the Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence. They provide ideal support for practicing body-mind connection and the art of being present.

Both new and experienced students from around the world come each year to study at Breema Intensives and to benefit from Breema’s practical approach to living harmoniously.

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Beginning Weekend (all levels)
July 13 - 14
$170 ($155.00 until June 24) 14 hrs.
($140 for first-time Intensive attendees)

3-Day Course (all levels)
July 13 - 15
$235 ($215.00 until June 24) 19.5 hrs.
($195 for first-time Intensive attendees)

6-Day Course (all levels)
July 13 - 18
$435 ($400.00 until June 24) 37 hrs.

Practitioner Workshop
(included in the 6-Day Course)
July 18 $60 6 hrs.
(No charge for Certified Practitioners)

Instructor Day
Friday, July 19
For Certified Instructors only.
No charge.

The Breema Center (6076 Claremont Avenue) is approved to offer continuing education for massage practitioners and bodyworkers by the NCBTMB (#145251-00), registered nurses by the California BRN (#3852), and LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs by the CAMFT (#128568).

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Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Exquisite Corps(e) at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A casual social group meeting weekly to freely discourse on forbidden topics that relate to modern relationship building: in family units, between individuals, and with our bodies. Sex, sexuality, non-traditional families, non-traditional relationships, and erotic desire are all fair game for discussion. For mature adults only.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Non-Trivial Trivia Night at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A moderator uses interesting and relevant, “non-trivial trivia” to spur discussion with participants, who may be reminded of their own relevant knowledge and personal experiences. come and learn/share surprising facts, unexpected statistics, and forgotten history in a relaxed, informal social setting with people who care. Weekly, Thursdays 7-9pm

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

#NotUs Community Roundtable at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Join for a casual and relaxed discussion related to a current topic of interest. Popcorn is served and all are welcome (BYOB for members). We use the topic as a starting point for an open, organic discussion that gives ourselves an opportunity to vent/unravel a complex issue in a friendly, non-judgmental setting encouraging free exchange of ideas. Weekly, Saturdays 8pm - 10pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Exquisite Corps(e) at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A casual social group meeting weekly to freely discourse on forbidden topics that relate to modern relationship building: in family units, between individuals, and with our bodies. Sex, sexuality, non-traditional families, non-traditional relationships, and erotic desire are all fair game for discussion. For mature adults only.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Non-Trivial Trivia Night at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A moderator uses interesting and relevant, “non-trivial trivia” to spur discussion with participants, who may be reminded of their own relevant knowledge and personal experiences. come and learn/share surprising facts, unexpected statistics, and forgotten history in a relaxed, informal social setting with people who care. Weekly, Thursdays 7-9pm

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

#NotUs Community Roundtable at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Join for a casual and relaxed discussion related to a current topic of interest. Popcorn is served and all are welcome (BYOB for members). We use the topic as a starting point for an open, organic discussion that gives ourselves an opportunity to vent/unravel a complex issue in a friendly, non-judgmental setting encouraging free exchange of ideas. Weekly, Saturdays 8pm - 10pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Exquisite Corps(e) at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A casual social group meeting weekly to freely discourse on forbidden topics that relate to modern relationship building: in family units, between individuals, and with our bodies. Sex, sexuality, non-traditional families, non-traditional relationships, and erotic desire are all fair game for discussion. For mature adults only.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Casual Book Club at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Take part in a casual discussion over light dinner (meat/vegan 'fried rice and kimchi'). Optional donation ($1-5) is welcome; BYOB for members. Kid-friendly. Arrive anytime. Prior reading not necessary to join. Participants' thoughts, insights, and revelations related to the book title or author's life will help fuel a lively and interesting exchange. Drop-ins welcome. Weekly on Fridays, 6pm - 9pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Non-Trivial Trivia Night at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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A moderator uses interesting and relevant, “non-trivial trivia” to spur discussion with participants, who may be reminded of their own relevant knowledge and personal experiences. come and learn/share surprising facts, unexpected statistics, and forgotten history in a relaxed, informal social setting with people who care. Weekly, Thursdays 7-9pm

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Group Scrabble Night at Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe

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Socialize over a relaxed group game with teams forming as needed. Format calls for non-traditional rules: no dictionaries allowed; any word can be challenged by other players, the group decides whether to accept or reject the definition/explanation given. Great for those turned off by intensely competitive gaming. Unwind and have fun with neighbors, word lovers, and other curious people. Weekly, Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm.

Shadowlands Bookstore & Cafe
5254 College Avenue
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