Side Trips & More


Side Trips is a list of upcoming events, published in each issue of Four Winds Journal.  However, since exciting offerings present themselves much faster than we can publish them, this page is a frequently updated list of events, workshops, conferences, ongoing courses, and more.  If you would like us to share your events and activities, please send email to Side Trips, at


A collection of upcoming learning experiences and adventures. Enjoy!

Ongoing: Introduction to Essential Oils.    Aromahead Institute.  Free course online.

Ongoing:  Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute.   Sacred Events and Courses.

Ongoing:  The Bridge Project:  Building Bridges in the Blue Ridge.   Call for Artists and Writers to write, paint, draw, or collage on 5 x 7 POSTCARDS to celebrate the connections we make (or would like to make) with people who may seem different from ourselves.  All participants are welcome!  Postcards will be incorporated into a wooden slat bridge and displayed at a celebration event. The event will include readings from select postcards, music, poetry, and refreshments. Postcards and the bridge may also be displayed in other locations in Front Royal, Virginia, and the larger area.  Event images will be posted online.

Ongoing:  Events, Trainings, and Art Exhibits at Life Force Arts Center.  Chicago’s Spiritual Art Gallery and Performance Space.  1609 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.  773-327-7224.

Ongoing:  Girls Inc helps girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold!  After school programs, arts classes, summer camps, teen programs and more for girls ages 5-18.  301 Hillside Avenue, Santa Fe, NM.  505-982-2042.

November 16, 2018 ongoing until further notice:   Youth Equity Stewardship Grand Canyon Expedition 2018.  Excellent video of YES Program’s 2018 Grand Canyon river trip.  Filmed by Sean McGann and Jason Russell Poole (Image Ratio Productions, Santa Fe, NM).  Produced by Tara Tovarek.  (Jason prints our Four Winds Journal!)

April 6 – 7, 2019:  Holos 2019 Ecopsychology Conference Emergent Truth in Soulful Times:  How do we Face, Speak and Act in Truth in a World of Falsehood and Fear.
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm/7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA, USA

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