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 meetup.com 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!

browser logos courtesy geek.com
browser logos courtesy geek.com

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.

O&R

Tea and Game Design tomorrow– Sunday

Tea__anyone__by_NinLuvs_SHMPhoto credit: NinLuvs-SHM.

Tomorrow, Sunday, April 7, we will have Tea & Game Design at Owl and Raven! A random assortment of local game designers (aspiring, amateur, novice, and professional), players, and fans will get together to talk about the design, play, and publishing of games. It’s an open event that typically has between 4 and 20 attendees, so join us to become between 5% and 25% of our population!

 

We will make tea, hang out with people we like, and talk game design from 1:00 to 5:00. Come join in!

 

Fertility Awareness in December

Unclothed woman behind question mark signFertility Awareness for Natural Birth Control and Reproductive Health
Wednesday, December 19th at 7pm. Led by Hannah Shaffer.

Join us for an evening introduction to the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). FAM tracks a combination of natural body functions to determine when a woman is most fertile. It can be used for avoiding pregnancy, helping to achieve pregnancy, and for tracking gynecological health.

The focus of this talk is on using FAM as a hormone-free, device-free method of natural birth control. The talk will be conducted in an all-gender-friendly safe space and is open to anyone interested in fertility awareness and women’s health.

Register here!

Participants must pre-register by Sunday, December 16th. $10 donation encouraged.

New and upcoming events for October

go boardWestern Mass Go Club – Sundays at 7pm
Owl & Raven is proud to be hosting weekly meetings of the Western Mass Go Club beginning Sunday, October 21st at 7pm.

Go is an ancient Chinese board game of surprising depth and artistry. All players, both new and experienced, are welcome. Club membership is informal and it’s okay to drop by at any time.


Magic the GatheringMagic the Gathering Tournament – Sunday, October 28th from 2pm-5:30pm
Join us at the end of October for another casual Magic the Gathering Tournament. The tournament is open to responsible players of all ages. Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament! Cards go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set.

Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available.

September MTG Tournament

Magic CardsOn Sunday, August 12th at 2:00pm, Owl and Raven will be hosting another casual Magic the Gathering Tournament. The tournament is open to responsible players of all ages, and we welcome both beginners and experts.

Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. The tournament will run until about 5:30pm. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament! Cards go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set.

Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available.

Owl and Raven is a donation-funded space. We kindly ask that participants contribute what they can to support our future events.

Community Code-Ins

ComputerSaturday afternoons, 2:00-5:00pm

Programmers and tech enthusiasts of all levels and backgrounds welcome!  Drop by with a laptop, a project (if you have one), and an open, inquisitive mind.  Help a beginner, pick up a new skill, or just enjoy working in the company of others.

Even if you’ve never written a line of code (and aren’t interested in learning), there are many ways you can participate – free and open source projects are always looking for help with documentation, design, translation, and community outreach to name a few.

We’re happy to connect you with something that’s right for you.

Sunday Magic the Gathering Tournament

Eventide Foil Print SheetsOwl and Raven is hosting a casual Magic the Gathering tournament on Sunday, August 12th, at 2:00pm. This tournament is open to responsible players of all ages, and we welcome both beginners and experts.

Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. The tournament will run until about 5:30pm. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament!

Cards sets in the random packs go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set. Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available. We ask people who are very familiar with the game to be aware that this is a casual format, which is meant to be beginner friendly.