SGC Admin: From our inbox to you From Dawn James on the Costa Rica 2018 Retreat

March 14 2018:

SGC Admin: Hi Folks… please note that the Empowerment retreat hosted by Dawn James in Costa Rica has a date change… To sign up or if you have any questions about this upcoming retreat in fabulous Costa Rica, please contact Dawn directly via the link below. 🙂 

Hello everyone

The November Empowerment retreat date is changed to Nov 10- 15 2018

thanks, Dawn 🙂 

Raise Your Vibration & Transform Your Life

in COSTA RICA -for details visit

Bookapalooza Mass Book Launch and Sale November 25 2017: Local authors… great Christmas gift ideas… :)

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  • Event: Book-a-palooza The Writers’ Community of Durham Region’s Mass Book Launch and Sale
  • Date: November 25 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Location: Durham College, Centre For Food/Bistro 67 Building, 1604 Champlain Avenue, Whitby (just off Thickson Rd/401)
  •  What’s it all about:  “Book-a-palooza will be a one day gathering of authors, writing craft facilitators, and industry professionals. and the community which is sure to benefit all involved! BUY LOCAL isn’t just good advice for strawberries and automobiles! Readers will have the opportunity to meet and buy books from the local authors living in their backyard.”
  • For More Information: Click Here to go to the Book-a-palooza website
  • Notes: Thanks to local author and artist Margaret Hefferman  for letting us know about this event… You could find that perfect gift for the upcoming Christmas Season here… 🙂 Say hi to Margaret from us if you go 🙂 





SGC Admin: From our inbox to you… from the Whitby Public Library …

WhitCAF is Coming!  
In a few short weeks the first Whitby Comic Arts Festival will be here! WhitCAF will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Whitby Central Library. This festival has a local, literary focus and there will be activities designed for comic lovers of all ages.
Can’t wait until November 18th? These upcoming programs will get you in the spirit! There’s fun for folks of all ages.
Superhero Storytime (All Ages)
Superhero themed stories, songs, and much more! Come as your favourite superhero for this drop-in storytime! With four dates to choose from:
Brooklin Branch: (was on November 3)
Rossland Branch: Friday, November 10, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Central Library: Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Central Library: Friday, November 17, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Superhero Puppet Show (All Ages)
Enjoy a super-duper drop-in puppet show filled with heroes, villains and tons of laughs!
Rossland Branch: (Was on November 8)
Brooklin Branch: Friday, November 10, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Comic Book Party (Grades SK-3)
Let’s celebrate some of our favourite comic and graphic novel characters. We’ll play games, read stories and create our own comics. Registration is required.
Central Library: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Superhero Party (Grades JK+)
Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Can you move things with your mind? Come dressed as your favourite superhero! Registration is required.
Brooklin Branch: Friday, November 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Drinks n’ Doodles & WhitCAF Mixer (Ages 19+)  
A WhitCAF kickoff event! Socialize with other aspiring doodlers in a relaxed, judgement-free environment at The Royal Oak. Bring your own sketchbook, or use the tools provided. A selection of appetizers will be provided while quantities last! Registration is required to be a doodler, but after 8:30 you can mingle with some of WhitCAF’s artists, illustrators and vendors.
The Royal Oak (617 Victoria Street West): Friday, November 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Questions about WhitCAF? Visit the WhitCAF web page or contact us!

Astrology: How it affects our daily life: The Sun Moves into Virgo August 22 2017:

Virgo: Earth: Feminine: Mutable:

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The qualities of Virgo encourage her to be steady and sensible yet flexible when the need arises…

Note Mercury is in retrograde motion until September the 5th… however, he remains in “storm” until September 10th. Mercury is the ruler of Virgo along with Gemini. He rules, technology, transportation and communications. The first little while for Virgo influenced folks may not go as planned… have patience and remember to breath… 🙂 

Also in retrograde motion are the following: 

  • Saturn in Sagittarius,
  • Uranus in Aries,
  • Neptune in Pisces
  • Pluto in Capricorn.

When planets are in retrograde motion, and especially when more than one planet is retrograde at a given time, we can expect delays, misunderstandings, re-doing, re-assessing, re-modelling… Issues from the past may resurface, and situations may repeat themselves. Life is unlikely to be moving full steam ahead… patience is advised, along with checking and double checking our work and communication skills… If you don’t understand something, ask… even if you feel “silly” doing so, it’s better to ask now and find out what you need to know, instead of waiting for some time in the future to find out you may have made the wrong decision based on the “wrong” information.

  • Virgo sees detail everywhere, all those little things that are so incredibly important to the smooth running of a home or a business, Virgo is onto them… However, because she craves perfection she can be overly critical not only of others but of herself too… this can push Virgo’s to work harder and longer then some of the other signs, but may also create upset as nothing may seem good enough…

  • Happy to help and assist others, Virgo people are happiest when they feel needed and are kept busy, they have a fabulous down to earth, logical outlook on life and can put things in perspective for others… Great at trouble shooting..

  • Virgo’s love to keep lists and they need organization somewhere in their life to help them feel balanced.

  • Personal hygiene may be important to some Virgo’s. Other’s may have good intentions but may not always find the time to follow through. Looking after one’s self through diet and exercise may be high on the agenda.

  • Virgo’s are advised to watch for a tendency to worry, especially over health issues, or for a tendency to make mountains out of mole hills. 😉

  • Many Virgo’s can be found working in the health field.
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Happy Birthday wishes go out to the following folks  & to all celebrating a Virgo Birthday...

 Happy New Year… 🙂

Jessica, Eva, Norm, Dayle, Cal, Dezi, Kenneth

On the cusp: (Leo/Virgo: Virgo/Libra)

David, Beanie, Joe 

SGC Admin: 🙂 Don’t forget that SGC offers astrology charts, horoscopes and astro readings… great gift ideas if you need to find some different for some special… 🙂 If you do decide to choose one of the above as a gift… they take us a while to complete so order in good time to be ready for that special day…. We recommend a couple of months in advance, longer would be ideal … 🙂

copy-write: Greta McKenzie Astrology August 18 2017: 

Happy St. Patricks Day… “Top of the Mornin’ to you” :) FREE Mini Tarot Card Reading :)

SGC Admin: REMINDER FOLKS… Our St. Patrick’s Day free give away ends on April 17 …. You have until midnight of April 17 2017 to send us an email to: for your FREE 3 (or more) card Tarot Reading…


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Everyone is a little Irish on March the 17th… 🙂 Raise a glass or two … and may good fortune follow you where ever you go …

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AND just because we can and in honor of our Irish roots (honestly at least one of our staff is “half Irish”)… SGC staff are offering A FREE mini Tarot Card Reading consisting of 3 to 6 cards (recent past, present and near future)… 🙂

  • This FREE mini Tarot Card Reading is only available until April 17th 2017:
  • FREE mini Tarot Card Readings will be done as they are received and completed as time permits.

How to get your FREE reading…

  • Send us an email to
  • In the Subject line put St. Paddy’s Day Free Reading
  • Include: Name reading is for: Date of Birth for person the reading is for: Email address for the person the reading is for.

Improv 55+ with Julie Ditta Bowmanville

  • Improvisation (Improv) 55+
  • Mondays, February 27- April 3
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm (6 weeks)
  • 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville
  • Phone: (905) 697-2856
  • $25.20 members
  • $32.75 non-members
  •  Bowmanville Older Adult Association    
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  • Did you know Improv reduces stress, improves memory, and boosts your immune system?
  • You’ll increase your confidence and connect with others through creative activities in a fun and nurturing environment.
  • You don’t have to act or be funny to participate in this course.
  • Improv uses spontaneous group games and situations to keep your mind and imagination sharp.
  • The result is an increased sense of mental, social, and emotional well-being. “Laughter is the best medicine.”

Scared Sound Bath with Julie Ditta February 12 2017



Sacred Sound Bath

  • Sunday, February 12 
    1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Sacred Quest 118 John St. E.  Whitby
    $ 25 hr.
  • Facilitator: Julie Ditta of Whole Soul

Call Sacred Quest to book an appointment – 905-666-3010 

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  • A sacred sound bath is a healing experience where participants are immersed in the sounds of improvised music using singing bowls, drums, chimes, chanting and the didgeridoo.
  • From basic relaxation to deep penetrating healing, sound is a like a sonic frequency that is carried to every part of the body.
  • It energizes, boosts the immune system, tunes the nervous system, reduces stress, and heightens consciousness.
  • In this relaxing, yet powerful workshop you can experience the many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits a sacred sound bath has to offers.