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Upcoming Dates

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Dance Spirit Live!
10Am - noon
Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St., Auditorium
Florence, MA 01062
Price: $8-12

Our monthly live ensemble of up to 8 people, creating in the moment for your dancing pleasure.  We flow from drumming workouts to melodic journeys.  Sweet and sweaty.  

All ages, kids welcome with adult supervision.  

Barefoot or dancin' shoes

More info at www.dancespirit.org

 

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Vocal Voyagers Singing Circle
5-7 PM
Creative Resonance Studio at the Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St.
Florence, MA 01062
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

Come play with different ways of joining our voices together, creating our "choir" in the moment. What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to play! 
Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA, MA, & Costa Rica since 2006! Glenn has studied with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. Every third Sunday in 2018 from 5 to 7 PM! $10-15 sliding scale

Enter at door next to driveway into the Florence Community Center at 140 Pine St. Go up a few steps - first door on the right, just before the auditorium.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Vocal Voyagers September Singing Circle
5-7 PM
Creative Resonance Studio at the Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St.
Florence, MA 01062
831-454-6342
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

Come play with different ways of joining our voices together, creating our "choir" in the moment. What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to play! 
Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA, MA, & Costa Rica since 2006! Glenn has studied with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. Every third Sunday in 2018 from 5 to 7 PM! $10-15 sliding scale

Enter at door next to driveway into the Florence Community Center at 140 Pine St. Go up a few steps - first door on the right, just before the auditorium.

Past Dates

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Vocal Voyagers Singing Circle
5-7pm
Creative Resonance Studio, 140 Pine St., Florence Community Center
Florence, MA 01062
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

Vocal Voyagers - Every 3rd Sunday in 2018! 

A participatory journey, using our voices to create a sound never to be heard again ... we play with structures, using basic improvisation - short phrases, tones, rhythms - to build a more complex layered group sound.  

What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to open your mouth.

Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA and MA since 2006! Glenn has taken classes with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. more on Glenn at www.soundseeds.com

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN SAYING:
"This is splendid fun and wonderful to sing in such a soul-filled way!" – Barbara Morningstar, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Vocal Voyagers
5-7pm
Creative Resonance Studio, 140 Pine St., Florence Community Center
Florence, MA 01062
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

Vocal Voyagers - Every 3rd Sunday in 2018! 

A participatory journey, using our voices to create a sound never to be heard again ... we play with structures, using basic improvisation - short phrases, tones, rhythms - to build a more complex layered group sound.  

What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to open your mouth.

Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA and MA since 2006! Glenn has taken classes with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. more on Glenn at www.soundseeds.com

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN SAYING:
"This is splendid fun and wonderful to sing in such a soul-filled way!" – Barbara Morningstar, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Creative Resonance Studio
5pm-7pm
Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St.
Florence, MA 01062
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

Vocal Voyagers - Every 3rd Sunday in 2018! 

A participatory journey, using our voices to create a sound never to be heard again ... we play with structures, using basic improvisation - short phrases, tones, rhythms - to build a more complex layered group sound.  

What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to open your mouth.

Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA and MA since 2006! Glenn has taken classes with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. more on Glenn at www.soundseeds.com

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN SAYING:
"This is splendid fun and wonderful to sing in such a soul-filled way!" – Barbara Morningstar, San Luis Obispo, CA

“If you have never experienced a singing circle with Glenn Smith, it is a playful, soulful off the hook experience in community. SERIOUSLY-SERIOUS FUN!!!”
Wendy Marie, Fort Collins, CO

"I appreciate the circle you create- I am not sure how to express it but it feels safe to me in your circles and whenever you are around to sing my heart out- right - wrong- loud- soft whatever!!! You call that out in me and I thank you for that. There is a freedom in your style.” - Marna Cathleen, Eugene, OR

“I loved it, I didn’t know I could sing! Omg I absolutely loved it! I’ve been wanting to experiment and practice with my voice. To find out what’s in there and how to bring it out. I have been shy with my voice, and your gathering gave me the ability to give myself permission to release whatever is in there. I had such fun with it! I love creating my own Song, teaching the pieces of it, and then conducting the four groups of us. I’m so happy today just thinking about it, I’ve been thinking about it all morning long, and I’ve been practicing with my voice and song. Thank you so much Glenn! Another liberation for Jim!” - Jim Flavin, Concord, MA

“Glenn did a great job in holding space for all of us! Lets do this more often! I left feeling so energized, joyful, grounded in my body.” Bonnie Eskie, Chico, CA

"Glenn creates a beautiful space to allow others to open to their own creativity and the music that is always all around us all :-)" – Amanda West, Santa Cruz, CA

"Glenn Smith has a special gift, an art, a way of bringing beautiful harmonies out of people, getting the creativity to shake out of their bones and into the world through sound! He does this with song circles, vocal voyages that open up all, equally included to be their most creative and authentic selves through song, and the magic of sound creating a vocal community.
Some of my best nights in Santa Cruz were at Vocal Voyagers, Glenn artfully leading us into our best selves with his gentle guidance, soft voice and capable leadership.
I recommend anyone interested to take this opportunity to voyage vocally with Glenn. It delights and brings beauty to our world, creating a sound unique to a group of wonderful people, a magic never to be heard again..." -Philip Mirkin, Santa Cruz, CA, & Fiji.  

“Really loved this workshop - I've been a couple times now and it's magic each time” – Jon Holland, Gloucester, MA

“I had such an amazing good time, and I felt so energized afterward. It didn't take much effort to get this group to sync up and let go. It left feeling grateful for so much healing. Yes! Thank you, Glenn!” - Christo Purdin, Santa Cruz, CA

What will YOU say? Come take the voyage!

This is a project of the Creative Resonance - Molly Scott studio, a wonderful brand-new space for embodied voice practices and therapy.

 

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Vocal Voyagers monthly improv circle - 5-7pm
140 Pine St.
Florence, MA
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

Vocal Voyagers - Every 3rd Sunday in 2018! 

A participatory journey, using our voices to create a sound never to be heard again ... we play with structures, using basic improvisation - short phrases, tones, rhythms - to build a more complex layered group sound.  

What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to open your mouth.

Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA and MA since 2006! Glenn has taken classes with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. more on Glenn at www.soundseeds.com

WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN SAYING:
"This is splendid fun and wonderful to sing in such a soul-filled way!" – Barbara Morningstar, San Luis Obispo, CA

“If you have never experienced a singing circle with Glenn Smith, it is a playful, soulful off the hook experience in community. SERIOUSLY-SERIOUS FUN!!!”
Wendy Marie, Fort Collins, CO

"I appreciate the circle you create- I am not sure how to express it but it feels safe to me in your circles and whenever you are around to sing my heart out- right - wrong- loud- soft whatever!!! You call that out in me and I thank you for that. There is a freedom in your style.” - Marna Cathleen, Eugene, OR

“I loved it, I didn’t know I could sing! Omg I absolutely loved it! I’ve been wanting to experiment and practice with my voice. To find out what’s in there and how to bring it out. I have been shy with my voice, and your gathering gave me the ability to give myself permission to release whatever is in there. I had such fun with it! I love creating my own Song, teaching the pieces of it, and then conducting the four groups of us. I’m so happy today just thinking about it, I’ve been thinking about it all morning long, and I’ve been practicing with my voice and song. Thank you so much Glenn! Another liberation for Jim!” - Jim Flavin, Concord, MA

“Glenn did a great job in holding space for all of us! Lets do this more often! I left feeling so energized, joyful, grounded in my body.” Bonnie Eskie, Chico, CA

"Glenn creates a beautiful space to allow others to open to their own creativity and the music that is always all around us all :-)" – Amanda West, Santa Cruz, CA

"Glenn Smith has a special gift, an art, a way of bringing beautiful harmonies out of people, getting the creativity to shake out of their bones and into the world through sound! He does this with song circles, vocal voyages that open up all, equally included to be their most creative and authentic selves through song, and the magic of sound creating a vocal community.
Some of my best nights in Santa Cruz were at Vocal Voyagers, Glenn artfully leading us into our best selves with his gentle guidance, soft voice and capable leadership.
I recommend anyone interested to take this opportunity to voyage vocally with Glenn. It delights and brings beauty to our world, creating a sound unique to a group of wonderful people, a magic never to be heard again..." -Philip Mirkin, Santa Cruz, CA, & Fiji.  

“Really loved this workshop - I've been a couple times now and it's magic each time” – Jon Holland, Gloucester, MA

“I had such an amazing good time, and I felt so energized afterward. It didn't take much effort to get this group to sync up and let go. It left feeling grateful for so much healing. Yes! Thank you, Glenn!” - Christo Purdin, Santa Cruz, CA

What will YOU say? Come take the voyage!


This is a project of the Creative Resonance - Molly Scott studio, a wonderful brand-new space for embodied voice practices and therapy.

 

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Singing Alive Appalachia in the Happy Valley - Song-Share Circle - 6pm-8pm
22 Chestnut Street
Florence, MA 01062
831-454-6342
Price: by donation, $0-10
Song Share Circle with special guest Alinahh Ever, the creator of Singing Alive Appalachia. You can bring a sing-along song to share, or just join in with song offerings. You can bring either original songs, songs you know, chants, mantras - anything that is easily teachable so that everyone can sing along with a bit of teaching. You don't need to be a pro, anyone is welcome to join in! Acapella, or with instruments.  

Alinahh created Singing Alive Appalachia after attending the original Singing Alive Cascadia event in Oregon. Singing Alive events are "Teaching & Sharing Gatherings Of Sacred Song Circles," and hundreds of people attend their yearly gatherings in both Oregon and North Carolina, as well as smaller gatherings in Costa Rica and Hawaii.  

"Singing Alive Appalachia is a gathering of the SongTribes with the intent to share and invigorate songs, to hold space for them to do their healing work, to brew the melodic magic of communal singing. It is about bringing people together who feel called to awaken, and nurture their spiritual life through communion with songs, prayers, chants, blessings, and celebration of life in this temple universe. Such songs clarify our lives, strengthen our communities, and foster personal and planetary renewal. At Singing Alive we gather to share them, and ourselves, in a safe, welcoming environment. Our goal is to open hearts, and the songs are the keys. These songs are multicultural, coming to us from many eras and lands far and near. Together they tell a perennial story of spiritual evolution, of earth-conscious living and peaceful co-existence. By singing this story we come home to Ourselves and perform the Dream of re-Creation we have so longed to live."
Find out more at www.singingalive.org.

Note: This is an after-hours event at Cafe Evolution, so the full menu will not be available - however, tea and beverages are available for purchase.  Kids welcome with adult supervision.  $0-10 sliding scale, any amount welcome to pay for space and give our visiting troubador some travelling cash!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew
Greendance Greenfield Live! - 730-10
8 Church St
Greenfield, MA
Price: $5

Live performance for free-form dance, with Glenn Smith, Matt Swift, Su Eaton and Chris Sturk playing for your movement pleasure.  

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Inner Fire Mandala Dance - 730pm - 10pm
72 Baker Road
Shutesbury, MA
Price: $10

I'll be part of the musical ensemble for this lovely event.  
We look forward to gathering with you again in community and dance and creation and connection during these changing times and shifting seasons. We'll have a host of familiars and guest artists to guide us through a night of magic. Please join us to gather in expression of our sacred presence to ourselves, to each other, and to our world ... 


7:30 - Arrival and Song Circle
8:00 - Opening Ritual
8:30 - Music and Mandala Prayer
10:30 - Closing Circle

Event info at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/270425620157523/

For more information about the event, facilitators, guidelines and boundaries check out our website at Mandaladance.net

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Dance Spirit Live!
Dance Spirit Live with Jon, Lisa and friends - 10am - noon
140 Pine St. Main Room Florence Community Center
Florence, MA 01062
Price: $8-12

Once a month, we gather the jammers for a live music journey!  Dance your soul awake on a Sunday morning!  Hosted by Jon & Lisa, with up to 10 musicians in the flow.  Always some rocking hand drumming along with flowing melodic passages.  All ages!  Every 3rd Sunday morning

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Vocal Voyagers new monthly circle! - 5-7pm
140 Pine St. Suite #1 - Creative Resonance Studio
Florence, MA 01062
831-454-6342
Price: $10-15 sliding scale

It's a jam - a prayer - a celebration - an adventure!!
We will be playing with different ways of joining our voices together in a spontaneous way. What will it sound like? We won't know until we go, but we're likely to go to many places - funky, ethereal, soulful, jazzy, solemn, joyous, ... No experience necessary, just a willingness to open your mouth.
Facilitated by Glenn Smith, leading Vocal Voyagers in CA and MA since 2006! Glenn has worked with many vocal facilitators, including Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and many more. more at www.soundseeds.com
Every third Sunday in 2018 from 5 to 7 PM! $10-15 sliding scale

What participants have said about Vocal Voyagers:
"This is splendid fun and wonderful to sing in such a soul-filled way!" – Barbara Morningstar, San Luis Obispo, CA

“If you have never experienced a singing circle with Glenn Smith, it is a playful, soulful off the hook experience in community. SERIOUSLY-SERIOUS FUN!!!”
Wendy Marie, Fort Collins, CO

"I appreciate the circle you create- I am not sure how to express it but it feels safe to me in your circles and whenever you are around to sing my heart out- right - wrong- loud- soft whatever!!! You call that out in me and I thank you for that. There is a fr"eedom in your style.” - Marna Cathleen, Eugene, OR

“I loved it, I didn’t know I could sing! Omg I absolutely loved it! I’ve been wanting to experiment and practice with my voice. To find out what’s in there and how to bring it out. I have been shy with my voice, and your gathering gave me the ability to give myself permission to release whatever is in there. I had such fun with it! I love creating my own Song, teaching the pieces of it, and then conducting the four groups of us. I’m so happy today just thinking about it, I’ve been thinking about it all morning long, and I’ve been practicing with my voice and song. Thank you so much Glenn! Another liberation for Jim!” - Jim Flavin, Concord, MA

“Glenn did a great job in holding space for all of us! Lets do this more often! I left feeling so energized, joyful, grounded in my body.” Bonnie Eskie, Chico, CA

"Glenn creates a beautiful space to allow others to open to their own creativity and the music that is always all around us all :-)" – Amanda West, Santa Cruz, CA

"Glenn Smith has a special gift, an art, a way of bringing beautiful harmonies out of people, getting the creativity to shake out of their bones and into the world through sound! He does this with song circles, vocal voyages that open up all, equally included to be their most creative and authentic selves through song, and the magic of sound creating a vocal community.
Some of my best nights in Santa Cruz were at Vocal Voyagers, Glenn artfully leading us into our best selves with his gentle guidance, soft voice and capable leadership.
I recommend anyone interested to take this opportunity to voyage vocally with Glenn. It delights and brings beauty to our world, creating a sound unique to a group of wonderful people, a magic never to be heard again..." -Philip Mirkin, Santa Cruz, CA, & Fiji.  

“Really loved this workshop - I've been a couple times now and it's magic each time” – Jon Holland, Gloucester, MA

“I had such an amazing good time, and I felt so energized afterward. It didn't take much effort to get this group to sync up and let go. It left feeling grateful for so much healing. Yes! Thank you, Glenn!” - Christo Purdin, Santa Cruz, CA

What will YOU say? Come take the voyage!

This is a project of the Creative Resonance - Molly Scott studio, a wonderful brand-new space for embodied voice practices and therapy.
Enter at door next to driveway into the Florence Community Center. Go up a few steps - first door on the right, just before the large community room.

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Healing Arts Sanctuary
Healing Arts Sanctuary - 6:30pm - 9pm
Lyman Hall, First Churches, 11 Center St.
Northampton, MA
Price: $10-20

I'll be playing grand piano at this monthly event!

Soul Care for (Really) Anxious Times....Sacred space, together, to stay couragous and fierce. Begun as the Art Love In on January 20, 2017, the Healing Arts Sanctuary has opened its doors every 4th Wednesday of the month since. 

So, please come into quiet, soulful space where you will find:
-contemplative art making to rage, soothe, inspire or release. (You do not need to be artistic at all. Just come and let the materials speak to you).
-The sounds of gentle improvisational song and music for reflection or movement by Spirit Play Collective (Su Eaton, Glenn Smith and Matt Swift) 
-The nourishment of homemade soup and bread.
-Cozy nooks for meditation, prayer or conversation. 
-The gift of bodywork. 

Located in Lyman Hall at First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton, but enter on Center Street
sliding scale: $10-30 
Because this is gentle, quiet space, this event is not suitable for young children

for more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/132803830643158/

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Drum & Dance
Drum & Dance: Love the Cold, Light The Dark - 7pm - midnight
Lyman Hall, First Churches, 11 Center St.
Northampton, MA
Price: $5

I will be one of many drummers at this.  Bring your own drum, or just come and dance your ass off!

More info at:  http://dancespree.org/drumanddance

Monday, December 18th, 2017

VIDAM (Valley Improv Dance & Music)
VIDAM (Valley Improv Dance and Music) - 730pm - 10pm
Karuna Yoga, 25 Main St., 3rd Floor,
Northampton, MA
Price: $15

I'll be playing with Moti Zemelman at this event, where improv musicians play for improv movement.  See:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/valleyimprov/

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Vocal Voyagers Singing Circle
Vocal Voyagers Singing Circle - 5pm-7pm
Upstairs Studio, 25 Main St., 4th Floor
Northampton, MA
Price: $10

Explorations in group vocal creation.  I've been facilitating these circles since 2007.  We create it as we go, all voices welcome!  

More info:

https://myspace.com/vocalvoyagers

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Dance Spirit Live!
Dance Spirit Live! - 10am - noon
Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St.
Florence, MA
Price: $8-12

I will be part of an ensemble, which we gather once a month for this special edition of Dance Spirit, hosted by Jon Just Jon and Lisa Bouchie.  We do it live every 3rd Sunday of the month.  

More info at www.dancespirit.org

 

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Meditation Yoga Voice
Meditation Yoga Voice - 1pm - 5pm
Floating Lotus - 169 Main St.
Gloucester, MA
Price: $20

This is a highly interactive workshop guided by two experts in the field of creative self-empowerment. You will be guided on a powerful and highly transformative journey which starts inward with meditation and yoga asana and builds to an outer expression through voice expression and movement. 

Glenn Smith has been leading his "Vocal Voyagers" singing circles for over 10 years, in both California and Massachusetts. 
"I've been playing music for over 30 years - for dance jams, performances, fire circles, etc. I find the most rewarding events for me are ones where everyone is able to add to the creative fire, where the creativity is grounded in community, and where everyone is on a journey of discovery, together. We all carry our voice with us, and it can be an amazing tool for both expression and healing, especially when joined with others."

Julie Upton has been teaching Yoga, Meditation and Buddhist courses in the USA and abroad for over 10-years. She is currently living between India and Nepal taking people on sacred pilgrimages. Julie is passionate about her own journey as well as the process of serving others by taking them deeper into their power and purpose in this life. "What excites me more than anything is watching someone transform right before my eyes. I can see it and feel it when it happens and so can they."

The fee is a sliding scale from $20 to $45

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Mandala Dance
Friday Pie Day Mandala Dance - 8pm - midnight
MAGMA
Gloucester, MA
Price: $10

I will be part of the musical ensemble for this gathering!


We are thrilled to offer this Co-elaboration of MANDALA DANCE in GLOUCESTER MA!!! Though our roots are in Western MA we are taking Mandala on the road to the hometown of Jon&Lisa ("Wake Up Spirit" and "Primal Roots") to offer up a very special night at the new, hot, "MAGMA" dance studio.

Mandala dance is a truly special and unique dance co-created by the Mandala Group and the participants, where we are blessed to be able to share a journey of movement, sound, spoken word , and the creation of a mandala... Implicit in this is also an invitation to shake off all that PIE to incrEDIBLE LIVE MUSIC & DRUMS!

Admission $10-$20, all ages(kids free with supervision)

Be sure to follow us at Mandala Dance
and join our Group Mandala Dance Community
For more information about the event, facilitators, guidelines and boundaries check out our website at Mandaladance.net

event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1974983162789320/

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Healing Arts Sanctuary
Healing Arts Sanctuary - 630pm - 9pm
Lyman Hall - First Churches, 11 Center St.
Northampton, MA
Price: $10-20

Soul Care for (Really) Anxious Times....Sacred space, together, to stay couragous and fierce. Begun as the Art Love In on January 20, 2017, the Healing Arts Sanctuary has opened its doors every 4th Wednesday of the month since. 

So, please come into quiet, soulful space where you will find:
-contemplative art making to rage, soothe, inspire or release. (You do not need to be artistic at all. Just come and let the materials speak to you).
-The sounds of gentle improvisational song and music for reflection or movement by Spirit Play Collective (Su Eaton, Glenn Smith and Matt Swift) 
-The nourishment of homemade soup and bread.
-Cozy nooks for meditation, prayer or conversation. 
-The gift of bodywork. 

Located in Lyman Hall at First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton, but enter on Center Street
sliding scale: $10-30 
Because this is gentle, quiet space, this event is not suitable for young children

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Florence Community Center
Dance Spirit Live! - 10am - noon
140 Pine St.
Florence, MA
Price: $10

I am part of the live ensemble for this event

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Harvest Mandala Dance - 7:30-10:30
72 Baker Rd.
Shutesbury, MA
Usa
Price: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds

This is a great event which happens about once a month.  A co-created space for movement and music.  I will be the "featured musician" joining some of the regular hosts - Jon, Lisa, and possibly others.  All created in the moment, the musicians tuning in to the energy of the space and co-creating with the movers.  Much vocalizing abounds!  Snack table downstairs, volunteer opportunities available.  See the Facebook page for more info (https://www.facebook.com/events/220829764742142/).