Peace Weekend in Weaverville brings people together to recognize the U.N. International Day of Peace as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Come celebrate, share, and generate ideas for new paths of peace for Trinity County.

Presentations, experiences, and simple activities take place at various venues, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a wide range of experiences to choose from. These demonstrate the collective desire by so many people to create peace and unity among us. All activities and venues are family-friendly, educational, and free, as part of the Peace Weekend’s theme of Exploring Paths of Peace.  

Activities range from designing peace prayer flags for children, watching PeaceCast.tv videos, making mosaic rocks and peace flags, and joining open (BYO instruments) music and drum circle rhythms -- all happening near Angela’s Bead Store.

To discussing four tips for talking to people we disagree with while (optional) folding origami cranes for peace, to Rachel Anderson’s slide show and conversation about her recent two-month stay at Findhorn Foundation Community in Scotland, to drumming with our Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu neighbors, to breaking bread together, to music and crafts, to just being in spaces to connect – all in or near the Parish Hall at Trinity Congregational Church. To international videos and activism presentations at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center. To faith-based wisdom and practices at various venues in Weaverville and Junction City.

The weekend opens at 9 a.m. Saturday with interfaith prayers, blessings, songs, chants for peace, including Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu Tribe, Christian, Buddhist, Baha’i Faith, Hindu, perhaps others. Meet on the lawn between the Highland Meadow and the Trinity Congregational Church at 755 Main St.

The Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu Tribe will be on the same lawn at 9:30 a.m. to share cultural artifacts, song, and drumming (ask to try it). Great for kids. Enjoy this generous cross-cultural experience in a spirit of appreciative inquiry to learn more about our native neighbors.

From 10 a.m. to about 4 p.m., also on the lawn area between meadow and church, simple activities will be set up to help us slow down to share and explore different paths of peace. At any time, BYO meaningful loaf of bread (plus condiment as needed), one that carries memories of connectedness and fellowship, to the “Breaking International Bread Together” table to share bread, experiences, and wisdoms about walking paths of peace.   

At the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm., Susan Bower of Hayfork will show slides and answer questions about her memorable Soviet/American Walk for Peace in Northern Russia, followed by another activist path for peace.

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., visiting Veterans for Peace from Humboldt County, Nate Lomba and Chuck Dewitt, will screen a documentary about the first peace boat, Golden Rule. The Golden Rule set sail in the Pacific Ocean, in 1958, for the purpose of stopping atomic bomb testing in the Marshall Islands. The sailboat inspired many peacemakers and peace ships that followed it.  Lomba and Dewitt are founding members of the Veterans For Peace — Golden Rule Project that restored the once abandoned sailboat and returned it to the Pacific to complete its original mission. (Donations for VFP-GRP gratefully appreciated.)

International peace-related videos will screen at four venues during most of the day: at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m. to noon; at Trinity Congregational Church’s Parish Hall, 755 Main St.; from 9 to 11 a.m.; at Round Table Pizza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with board games on the tables for an added attraction; next door to Angela’s Bead Art, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with children’s peace flag art and nearby drum circle and open mic with Peter and Jennie (bring your instruments!), as well as an “Art ROCKS!” craft with the Trinity County Arts Council.

Sept. 21-22:

Peace Weekend recognizes the U.N. International Day of Peace. Celebrate, share and generate ideas for new paths of peace for Trinity County. Presentations, experiences, and simple activities take place at various venues, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a wide range of experiences to choose from.

Activities range from designing peace prayer flags for children, watching PeaceCast.tv videos, making mosaic rocks (“Art ROCKS!” with the Trinity County Arts Council) and peace flags with Anna Carson, and joining open (BYO instruments) music and drum circle rhythms with Peter and Jennie -- all happening near Angela’s Bead Store; to discussing four tips for talking to people we disagree with while (optional) folding origami cranes for peace, to Rachel Anderson’s slide show and conversation about her recent 2-month stay at “Findhorn Foundation Community in Scotland, to faith-based wisdom and practices in different venues, to drumming with our Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu neighbors, to breaking bread together, to activism presentations, to music and crafts, to just being in spaces to connect with others.

Sept. 21

Peace Weekend opens at 9 a.m. with interfaith prayers, blessings, songs, chants for peace, including Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu Tribe, Christian, Buddhist, Baha’i Faith, Hindu, perhaps others. Meet on the lawn between the Highland Meadow and the Trinity Congregational Church.

Sept. 21

The Nor-Rel-Muk Wintu Tribe will be on the lawn of the Trinity Congregational Church at 9:30 a.m. to share cultural artifacts, song, and drumming (ask to try it) as long as there is interest. Great for kids. Enjoy in a spirit of appreciative inquiry to learn about our diverse neighbors.

Sept. 21

From 10 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on the lawn area of Trinity Congregational Church, 755 Main St., simple activities will be set up to help us slow down to share and explore our different paths of peace. At any time, BYO meaningful loaf of bread (plus condiment as needed) that carries memories of connectedness and fellowship to the “Breaking International Bread Together” table to share bread, experiences, and wisdoms about walking a path of peace.   

Sept. 21

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. visiting Veterans for Peace from Humboldt, Nate Lomba and Chuck Dewitt will be at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center to screen a documentary about the first peace boat, Golden Rule. Screening is family-friendly, educational, and free, as part of the Peace Weekend’s paths of peace. (Donations for VFP- GRP, gratefully appreciated.)

The Golden Rule set sail in the Pacific Ocean, in 1958, for the purpose of stopping atomic bomb testing in the Marshall Islands. The sailboat inspired many peacemakers and peace ships that followed it. Lomba and Dewitt are founding members of the Veterans For Peace - Golden Rule Project that restored the once abandoned sailboat and returned it to the Pacific to complete its original mission.

Sept. 21

International peace-related videos will screen at four venues during most of the day: From 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center; from 9 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Congregational Church’s Parish Hall, 755 Main St.; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Round Table Pizza along with family board games on the tables; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with children’s peace flag art, next door to Angela’s Bead Art.

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