NOVEMBER Calendar of Events


November 3 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING:  Let’s Play Gratitude: With Life’s Sticky Issues by Deborah Krueger,

Deborah’s book is the first in a series of offerings to guide adults and children along the path from gratitude to joy. It outlines Deborah’s “Gratitude Mind Games,” simple games she created to travel from darkness to days now filled with an ever-widening circle of          gratitude  and unlooked-for blessings.


November 9  (Friday), 7 p.m.,  $20   SLOFOLKS CONCERT:  RITA HOSKING TRIO

We're happy to welcome back Rita Hosking with her trio.  Rita continues to write songs that reflect current events, and her voice is as strong and as heartwarming as ever! She brings passion and energy to her songs, even when her tongue is firmly planted in her cheek! She's an award-winning and prolific songwriter characterized as "here and now" by The Observer.


November 11 (Sunday) 2 p.m., free “Language of the Soul” 35th Annual SLO Poetry Festival

Distinguished poets featured in our Garden Chapel:  Tom Harington, Chris Moody Schultz, Steven Sher and Glenna Luschei.  Followed by open mike.  Refreshments.   

November 11 (Sunday):  Second Sunday Poetry cancelled tonight. 


November 20 (Tuesday) 3-4:30 p.m.  GENERAL GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:  Wilshire Hospice – Center for Grief Education & Healing will be offering a Grief Support Group in the Coalesce Garden Chapel every third Tuesday each month.  Join us in a safe space to share your journey through the grieving process. With grief comes mourning; and while mourning brings healing, it’s important to have support and understanding while you are experiencing your loss.  For more information,

or call 805-269-0141.


November 22 (Thursday)  CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING - Open Friday at 10 a.m.


November 28 (Wednesday) 6 p.m. Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group

Call for more information before attending, 805-441-5478                                 


November 30 (Friday) 7  p.m $20   SLOFOLKS CONCERT:  THE GOTHARD SISTERS

The Gothard Sisters - three sisters hailing from the Pacific Northwest - have performed in venues large and small all over the country bringing in rave reviews and building a loyal international following.  Blending Celtic, folk, classical, world and northwest musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, octave violin, whistle and vocal harmonies.

If you have an iPhone or iPad check out Coalesce Bookstore’s App!  


On-going OCTOBER events in our Garden Chapel

Astrology Readings with Harry Farmer November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Thursday)

Call Harry at 805-801-1305 for more information, to make an appointment or just drop in.

Metaphysical Discussion Group in Garden Chapel (Fridays), noon to 1 p.m. –all welcome, donation.

Check out the group’s website for topic information.

Wednesday Mornings, 10-noon: Current social & economic issues discussed in a non-judgmental environment.

Yoga on Thursdays,  6-7 p.m. - please call Shoosh Crotzer for info and cost, 805-801-7335


Note: No parking in back lot of Bookstore, please. Walk down driveway off Harbor Street


“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.”

Catherine Pulsifer