Final Magic the Gathering Tournament!

Magic the Gathering Tournament (Sun, 1/19) 1:30-6:30pm

Magic The Gathering players

This special magic tournament will run from 1:30 to 6:30 on Sunday, January 19th. Deckbuilding ends at 3. Packs will be handed out as 1:30.

This is a special themed event where your packs will contain 3 legendary creatures and you will chose one to be your commander. You will make a 40 card deck that shares the color identity of your commander. You will then play 2 multiplayer games of commander except with 20 life and a 40 card deck. There will be a special grand prize and several other prizes. This is the last tournament.

Players will keep cards at the end, they may give them to other players or all remaining cards will be donated or given away Participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space. We ask that people who are very familiar with the game be aware that this is a casual format which is meant to be fun and friendly.

Suggested donation of $10 to Owl and Raven.

118th Annual X-Ray Discovery Reading Series

Join us November 8th at 8PM for a special reading series, hosted by Mike Young. Featuring:

Matthew Harrison
Jamie Iredell
Chelsea Martin
Laura van den Berg


Born in Georgia, Matthew Harrison now lives in Massachusetts, where he’s completing an MFA at UMass-Amherst. His writing has recently appeared or will soon in Gargoyle, The Saint Ann’s Review, Ping-Pong, Word Riot, Heavy Feather Review, Kitty Snacks, and other journals.

Jamie Iredell’s most recent book is a collection of essays, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac. He is also the author of The Book of Freaks. He lives in Atlanta, GA and can be found online at

Chelsea Martin’s most recent book is Even Though I Don’t Miss You. She is also the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever and The Really Funny Thing About Apathy. She lives in Oakland, CA. Find her online at

Laura van den Berg’s debut collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November. A Florida native, she currently lives in the Boston area.

Welcoming September

Changing seasons, changing schedule!

  • No Go Club Sept 1st. Happy Labor Day weekend!
  • Remember. Ear acupuncture is no longer happening. I know, we’re sad too!
  • Game Night is ON for Labor Day. See you Monday at 7pm!

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By Jean-Pol GRANDMONT via Wikimedia Commons

Special monthly events:

  • Saturday, Sept 7th (2-5pm): Community Code-In
  • Sunday, Sept 8th (2-5pm): Magic the Gathering Tournament
  • Wednesday, Sept 11th (7-9pm): Miscarriage Support Group
  • Sunday, Sept 22nd (2-4pm): Progressive Women’s Book Club (NEW EVENT!)*

*For more information about the women’s book club, and to rsvp, visit the page!


Awesome August Events

Save the date! Join us for the following August events!

IMG_0412Thursday, Aug 8th+22nd @ 7pm: Help Yourself!
Friday, Aug 9th @ 7:30pm: Kirtan Jam
Saturday, Aug 10th @ 2pm: Code-in meetup
Wednesday, Aug 14th @ 7pm: Miscarriage Support
Wednesday, Aug 28th @ 7pm: Women’s RPG night*

And of course, we have regularly scheduled, recurring events throughout the week. Join us for Saturday open hours, Sunday Go night, Monday ear acupuncture, game night, and more!

*If you’d like to take part in the women’s RPG night, contact us to reserve a spot!

July Website Optimization Workshop

On Sunday, July 14th (11am-2pm) Owl & Raven will be hosting a Website Optimization workshop led by local web developer and Owl & Raven co-founder Hannah Shaffer.

The workshop will focus on tips and tricks for attracting new clients, utilizing the right social media venues, and improving search engine optimization (SEO) for increased visibility on the web.

The Website Optimization workshop is best-suited to small business owners, bloggers, and entrepreneurs—in the spirit of enriching our local community.

In the same spirit, all proceeds from this workshop will go to the Owl & Raven community space!

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Registration is required for this workshop. Workshop is limited to 10 participants and payment is due at the time of registration. Workshop cost is $50 (sliding scale available).

Got questions? Email Owl & Raven. Want to sign up? Click here to register now!

Registration closes Saturday, June 29th.

May Schedule Changes and Weekend Reminders

Code-In! No code-in this Saturday. Code-in will now be meeting monthly on the second Saturday of the month. The next code-in will be happening Saturday, June 8 from 2-5pm. Save the date!

Game night! Thank you to everyone who took part in our game night survey. Based on your responses, we’ll be moving game night one hour later. Starting this Monday, game night will begin at 7pm instead of the usual 6pm. Game on!

Magic the Gathering! Join us this Sunday from 2-5pm for a special Magic the Gathering prize tournament. Cards will be provided for deck-building and all players get to keep their cards. Suggested donation of $10 for this special event.

Enjoy the marvelous weather.


Talkin’ About Buffy

buffyWednesday, April 24th from 7-9pm

10 years later, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still attracts attention. The show draws in a wide audience: academic scholars, sci-fi enthusiasts, vampire fandom, and anyone with an appreciation for popular media.

Join us Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm for a moderated discussion on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its impact on popular culture. Come with questions and topics you’d like to discuss!

We can’t promise there won’t be any spoilers.

Diet Myth-busting March 21st

Thursday, March 21st (7-9pm)
with Deena Barselah, Holistic Wellness Coach

Vegetarian dietPaleo, vegan, low-carb, low-fat, raw, macrobiotic, calorie-restriction…the list goes on. There are so many diets out there today, it’s hard to sift through it all. We’re also told to stay away from eggs, saturated fat, gluten, dairy, grains and so many other foods!

Join Deena Barselah, Holistic Wellness Coach, to really break this all down. Deena will share her opinion on diet trends, myths and the conventional advice out there.

Deena Barselah is a wellness coach on a mission to empower people with real food. Forget the fad diets, quick fixes and trends. Looking at tradition and what has always worked throughout history, supporting the body with real food, and paying close attention to your body’s needs is Deena’s approach. She’s overcome several health and diet challenges herself and is excited to support you. Deena recently moved to The Valley after 10 years in NYC and is loving the slower pace, access to nature and wonderfully warm and welcoming people.