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  • Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    "Spirit of Place: How the spiritual geography of the BC Coast may help us save the planet!"
    Speaker: Star Weiss
    Metchosin Community House Speaker Series
    4430 Happy Valley Road
    All are welcome
    For more info:
    or phone the MCH at 250-478-5155

  • Sunday, June 14, 2009, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    "Sacred Spaces"
    Slide show, readings from Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places, discussion
    Interfaith Chapel, University of Victoria
    Sponsored by the Victoria Multifaith Society
    All are welcome
    For more info:

  • Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
    "Book Talk" launch of Havens
    Place: Whistler Library,
    4329 Main Street
    Whistler, BC
    Star will read from and discuss themes from her book, which includes sacred places at Whistler.

    All are welcome
    More info:
    Whistler Library
    604-935-8433 Extension: 8725

  • Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2009
    "Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places" Retreat,
    Queenswood Centre, Victoria, BC
    Star will lead a retreat that will invite you to find
    your own sacred place, and time, in the peaceful setting of Queenswood.
    Program includes daily group learning, and personal time for
    reflection and meditation, enjoyment of the library, trails,
    gardens, art studio, yoga classes, pool, massage, on-site.
    To register, email or phone 250-477-3822.

  • Thursday, December 18, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
    A Blue Moon Christmas,
    Metchosin Municipal Hall,
    4450 Happy Valley Road
    Star joins local performers for Festive songs, poetry, and stories
    Refreshments, Book and CD sales
    Admission by donation: all proceeds to the local food bank
    Info: Call 250-474-1874

  • Friday, December 5, 2008, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Book signing
    Coles Books
    Westshore Town Centre
    2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria

  • Thursday, November 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
    "What does Spirit of Place mean to you?"
    Panel discussion at the Cornerstone Cafe,
    1301 Gladstone Ave
    Victoria, BC
    (across from the Belfry Theatre)
    Star will be joined by guests featured in her book
    "Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places"
    with moderator CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts
    For more info: Email
    or call 250-360-0829

  • Saturday, October 18, 2008, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    "Special Spiritual Places"
    Discussion and reading by Star Weiss
    The Chapel at Providence Farm,
    1843 Tzouhalem Road
    Duncan, BC
    Reception and refreshments following
    Free, but please book ahead by contacting:
    Jackie Martin
    Cowichan Intercultural Society, Duncan
    250-748-3112 or

  • Saturday, October 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    "Havens in a Hectic World" (Course ID: PIHI 001)
    Workshop at
    Vancouver Island University (formerly Malaspina University College)
    Cowichan Campus,
    Duncan, BC
    Call toll free at 1-866-734-6252 to register

  • Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2008
    "Havens on Quadra"
    • Saturday, September 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
      Book signings at Book Bonanza At-the-Cove
      Quadra Island, BC
      For more info: 250-285-3665
    • Sunday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.
      Readings by Star from Havens, and special music at a service
      at the Quadra Island United Church
      All are welcome
      For more info: 250-285-2626

  • Saturday, September 20, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
    "Havens on Salt Spring"
    At the gravesite of Sylvia Stark,
    Central Cemetery (behind the theatre)
    Readings and words from Star, Briony Penn, Evelyn C. White, and special guests
    Refreshments and book signings to follow
    All are welcome
    For more info, call Adina at Salt Spring Books, 250-537-2812

  • Thursday, June 12, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
    Readings from Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places
    Books and Company
    1685 3rd Avenue
    Prince George, BC
    For more info: Books and Company at 250-563-6637

  • Sunday, June 1, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
    Readings at the Labyrinth
    Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth
    King's Park (near the university)
    Winnipeg, MB
    All are welcome

  • May 22, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
    Words and Music
    St. Paul's Parish
    381 Cordova Street East, Vancouver, BC
    Ph: 604-254-3100
    Music by Leslie Alexander
    Readings by Star Weiss
    Words by Cee Jai Julian of PEERS Vancouver
    All monies raised will be donated to St. Paul's Parish and PEERS Vancouver
    All are welcome

  • May 10, 2008, 2 p.m.
    Book launch of
    Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places
    Queenswood Centre
    2494 Arbutus Avenue, Victoria, BC
    Ph: 250-477-3822
    Tours of Queenswood to follow
    All are welcome

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