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    Streets of Life

    Streets of Life is a rocking musical by Army veteran Roger Stebbins that’s part Rocky Horror Picture Show, part 12-step recovery meeting. Freaky people show up at a freaky place to share their freaky lives, and to help each other stay clean and sober with music, poetry and talking about their freaky lives.
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    Creative Sharing Project

    Check out Roger's album!
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    Operation Mas

    Musician-chef-caregiver Carolyne Mas owns a solar-powered ranchette at an elevation of 4365 feet in the beautiful unincorporated Arizona town of Pearce. A 3-bedroom house stands in the center of a very private 38-acre parcel with farm fencing, a chicken coop and an irrigated garden. The property also includes a generator, well and 1000-gallon water storage tank. Carolyne is currently pursuing a degree in Integrative Health, and is overseeing our emerging veterans retreat dubbed Operation Mas. She is also recruiting other musicians who have a passion for sustainable agriculture, culinary arts and healing, to help establish similar projects nationwide.

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    Transitional Journaling

    This course will focus on the transition from military service to civilian life. What insights can military veterans extract from this transition, both for their own personal growth and the community around them?

    Change is an inevitable part of life. The tool of journaling can keep one grounded through change, and make it inevitable to grow through change.

    We will meet in a private, enclosed conference room at Starbucks, 141 E Willow Street, Long Beach 90806. FREE and open to anyone including nonveterans. Donations welcome.

    Fabian Bouthillette is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former surface warfare officer. He now teaches the power of journaling for personal transformation.

    Also meeting on February 25.

    WHEN
    January 28, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Starbucks
    141 E Willow St
    Long Beach, CA 90806
    United States
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    Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes is a band with a rotating cast of players. The group meets every Monday in Long Beach, CA. It’s all about harnessing the healing energy of music through composing, playing as a band, recording and experiencing the natural high only music can produce. At each meeting an original song is written and recorded in about 90 minutes. The weekly sessions – presented by HomeFront Rising, Rock to Recovery and U.S.VETS, and hosted by Century Villages at Cabrillo – are free to attend for anyone who wants to participate. No experience is necessary. This blog documents our works in progress.
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    January 21, 2019

    Friends
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    Rock to Recovery

    Will Nephew of Rock to Recovery coaches songwriters and musicians who collaborate with each other. It’s all about harnessing the healing energy of music through composing, playing as a band, and recording. Have fun expressing yourself, working as a group, and experiencing the natural high only music can produce. Maybe your song will be performed in one of our U.S. Tour of Duty variety shows! FREE for everyone. No experience necessary. More info: 213.375.4150 and http://ustourofduty.org.

    The U.S. Tour of Duty is part of a cultural revival led by civic-minded military veterans and their allies. We develop the artistic abilities and creative expression of veterans, and nurture relationships between veterans and the general public for the greater good. FREE video production, dance, theater and music workshops are held at the Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach, the Main Library in Long Beach, and The Vortex in Los Angeles. A blueprint for nationwide deployment is now in development.

    WHEN
    January 21, 2019 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Gateway Community Kitchen/Villages at Cabrillo
    2001 River Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90810
    United States
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    Veterans Community Theater

    Playwright and Marine veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson leads the workshop every Tuesday evening. He trains veterans to work as stage managers in the Los Angeles theater community, and coordinates internships with local companies. FREE for veterans.

    WHEN
    January 22, 2019 at 7pm
    WHERE
    The Vortex
    2341 E Olympic Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90021
    United States
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