Vision: Upcoming Events: 4.15.2016

April 14, 2016 |

The Jubilee! Wellness Series Continues…Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome

  • Tuesday, April 19 – Joyful Longevity with David Macvaugh, 7—9 pm
          What do the people of Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California and Nicoya, Costa Rica have in common? What habits do the people who live the longest, healthiest and happiest lives do around the world?  We will take an interactive look at “The Blue Zones” and the research done by Dan Buettner and National Geographic. Find out what you can do to bring more Joyful Longevity into your life! The class, led by David Macvaugh who is a health coach and corporate America survivor, is free, but a donation of $5 – $10 makes it more sustainable.  RSVP David Macvaugh at 704-307-1711 or [email protected]
  • Tuesday, April 26 – Receive Reiki Energy- An Introduction to Reiki, 7 – 9 pm
          If you’ve never experienced Reiki, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. You will learn about Reiki and experience the energy of Reiki. Odilia Forlenza, Reiki Master,  begins with a brief introduction about Reiki Energy Healing – what it is, that history of Reiki and how it can help you. She then guides you through a Chakra Balancing Meditation with a Crystal Singing Bowl, followed by each person receiving Reiki while comfortably seated in a Healing Circle. $15 suggested donation with proceeds to Jubilee!.  To RSVP or for more information, please call Odilia at 828-707-3530. Visit
  • Sunday, May 1—Foresight Is 20/20 with Dr. Jacob Liberman, 2 – 5 pm
    Experts believe that animals possess a sixth sense. Humans also possess this sense. The only difference is that we have been taught to question what we “know” and trust what we “think.” We believe that “hindsight is 20/20” because most of us become aware of things after the fact. But what if we are designed to actually see things before they occur? What if “Foresight is 20/20?”  Dr. Liberman’s books, Light: Medicine of the Future, Take Off Your Glasses and See, and Wisdom From an Empty Mind, have been endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, and Bruce Lipton. $45/No checks or credit cards. View Dr. Liberman’s TED talk at

Take a Stand Against Racism…Friday, April 29th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Join Jubilee! Community in the Stand Against Racism.  Gerry Leonard and Vahisha Steadman will facilitate the showing of  “Cracking the Codes” and then guide our community in an open dialogue as we deepen our own understanding, discuss next steps, and join the national conversation on race. Free. For more information, contact Jackie Dobrinska at [email protected].

80,000 Cups of Coffee/Year!
The Jubilee! Service Team is collecting regular, ground coffee (no whole bean or decaf, please) through the month of April for AHOPE (Homeward Bound). A red bin is in the Entry Area.

Join the Book Group
Jubilee!’s Book Discussion Group meets every Monday at 1:30 pm in the Hospitality Room.  On Monday, April 18, we will begin the discussion  of Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr. From Amazon: “Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.”  Please join us for dynamic, invigorating weekly conversations!  Questions?  Call Claudia Sherry at 713-3720.

A group from Jubilee! has been getting together to discuss starting a Jubi-lee! presence in Weaverville, NC.  Contact Abigail Eltzroth at [email protected] com, if you are interested in tossing around ideas about what a Jubilee! presence might look like in Weaverville.

Improv Therapy
Through body awareness exercises, visualization, and improv games, Improv Therapy helps participants explore the principles of improvisation and how those guidelines can also be applied to life in general.  And it’s FUN! Safe for introverts, too. Jubilant Jeff Thompson, licensed Professional Counseling Associate in North Carolina and musician, will offer a free introduction to Improv Therapy on Friday evening, May 6, 6:30—8:30 pm.  If you are interested in participating, he will be leading a workshop on Saturday, May 7 from 9—11 am. The cost is $30, followed by six Wednesday night classes starting May 11th from 6:30 to 8 pm. The total cost is $100. Improv Therapy is sponsored by the Arts Team.

Spring Cleaning
It’s time for a spring cleaning at Jubilee!  Can you spare a couple of hours on Saturday morning, April 30?  We will work between the hours of 9:30 am and noon.  Join us for all or part of the time.  All supplies will be provided.  We will even pay for your parking!  This event is sponsored by the Jubilee! Operations Team.

Potluck BBQ on Earth Day
Friday, April 22nd at 5:30 pm
Folks from the Earth Team will be firing up the BBQ grills at the Woodfin Riverside Park on the French Broad River to celebrate Earth Day. So bring something to throw on the fire, a side dish to share (no fast food please), a drink and dishware.  We will be having live music, drumming and conversation.  Join us!