Radiance Night Out

Radiance Night Out raises $1305 for Radiance Foundation

Radiance Night Out was a great success!

Despite the threat of rain, we had some 60 friends attend (including visitors from as far away as Dallas and Ashville, NC), plenty of wonderful food, a fun fundraising auction for Radiance Foundation, and excellent music by Running With Scissors and Edison Chair (Dang those guys are GOOD!)

The silent auction, spearheaded by Mary Buchanan and run on this website by Bill Christensen, raised $1305 for the Radiance Foundation – bringing us substantially closer to our goal of $5000 to replace the ailing heat pumps in the Dome with highly energy efficient, lifetime warrantied units.

Special thanks to Troy Maynor, Mary Buchanan, Bill Christensen, Laurel Treviño, Terry Shaw, and all the others who provided food and helped set up/break down.  Huge thanks to Terry Shaw and the Giojas who provided their homes for the festivities!  And of course, great heaping thanks (can you tell I’m running out of adjectives?) to all the wonderful Auction donors!

Winter Potluck at the Dome

Please note that we are now on the summer potluck schedule and are meeting at the Radiance Pool to eat dinner.

Winter potlucks will commence at the Radiance Dome after pool closure (31 October). Please watch this space for the winter potluck schedule for 2016.


All winter potlucks are held on alternating Sundays at 7 pm.

All are welcome: residents, neighbors, guests, regular folks. You do not need to be a member of Radiance to come to a potluck. You do not need to bring food to a potluck (though it’s always appreciated if you do).

Please bring your own plates, forks and spoons, drink or water bottles, and mark any nonvegetarian food, as the default menu is Common Denominator Vegetarian.

5/1/16 – Pool reopens, first Pool potluck of the season.

Radiance Night Out

Radiance is throwing a Night Out Party & Silent Auction!

It’s the 30th Anniversary of Radiance!

Mark Your calendars for

Saturday, November 14 from 6:00 – 10:00!!!

Radiance is throwing a Night Out Party!

Music by Running With Scissors and Edison Chair
Delicious Mexican food buffet
fun and camraderie…

Rain or shine
(inside in the event of rain)

All FREE!

Radiance Foundation Silent Auction – Radiance Foundation is always looking for ways to raise funds to care for our beautiful Dome.  Mary Buchanan is organizing a Silent Auction to be held the night of the Party.

Already we have Yoga classes and Cooking classes donated by Rich Goldstein, pottery by Michele Harris, plants from Jeanine Christensen, Guru Dev lithographs, a vacation stay in Santa Fe from the Hardins and MORE.

You do NOT need to be present to bid!  All bidding will be done online!

Please think of anything you could donate to this auction:
*Knick Knacks you need to clear from your home
*Some skill or service
*Anything you can think of!

Email Mary at mbuchanan@radiancetx.org with your additions (include a photo if available, value, and a description).

See what’s available – and maybe put in an early bid – at http://radiancetx.org/auctions/

Bidding ends at 9:00pm central time, SHARP.

Did you know that there are currently homes and lots for sale in Radiance?  See http://radiancetx.org/radiance-property-for-sale-or-rent/ for details!

Founders Tree gets watered

More attention for the Founder’s tree

Though 2014 hasn’t been as tough on Central Texas drought or temperature wise as the last few years, we’ve now hit the dry, hot spell… predictions are for temps over 100 for the next week at least, and no appreciable rain in sight.  So to keep the trees happy Bill C trucked ~1000 gallons to them (3+ tanks) all of which disappeared nearly as quickly as it came out of the hose.

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WaterFoundersTree2

Between the drought, temperatures, and the fierce windstorm that came through Radiance a few weeks ago snapping many limbs off (you can still see some damage in the pictures), our trees need some TLC.

 

Founders’ Trees on Concord Circle get some love (2014)

Natural Gardener gave us same day service. Wow!

Natural Gardener gave us same day service. Wow!

This is what five cubic yards of compost looks like. Yes, in our part of Hays County it is necessary to buy our own soil. The live oak trees are going to benefit in a big way here.

This is what five cubic yards of compost looks like. Yes, in our part of Hays County it is necessary to buy our own soil. The live oak trees are going to benefit in a big way here.

I’m hoping to write a few words about why the live oaks at Radiance’s entrance are called “Founders’ Trees” as soon as possible. First though: core aeration, spreading of good soil, and a small berm and swale to make sure this good stuff stays put! The trees in our area need all the help they can get right now.*

–Jeanine Sih Christensen

 

 

 

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a snapshot of “the now”: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-texas-drought-monitor-map.php

2011 was “exceptional” and not in a good way

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Sitarist Reshma Shrivastava, July 29

Sweet Melodies on Sitar with Reshma Shrivastava

Sunday, July 29th

7:15 PM

Radiance Dome

Reshma Shrivastava, Sitar, Radiance Dome, July 29th 7:15pm

A wonderful performance on Sitar by Reshma, who has mastered the instrument and has delighted audiences all over the world.  Reshma Shrivastava has been performing on Sitar since she was 8 years old. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her music.

Reshma holds a Masters degree in Sitar from the University of Allahabad.  Concert tours have included Holland, Greece, Germany, France, Switzerland, Cypress, Israel, USA, and India.

Tickets are $15.00 at the door, $12.50 Seniors/Students, under 15 free.

To get to Radiance:

Follow Loop 1 (Mopac) South all the way to the end, where it comes to a ‘T’ with FM 1826.

Turn LEFT on 1826.

Go approximately 4.5 miles to Crystal Hills Drive (Goldenwood subdivision). Turn LEFT on Crystal Hills Drive.

Follow Crystal Hills straight for about 1 mile. (There will be “Concert” signs.) Turn LEFT on Royal Way. The Dome is directly ahead of you.

Map to Radiance

Help us promote the concert! Download this poster

and post it on public bulletin boards where you shop, do yoga, etc. Thanks!

Alash Ensemble Concert

Alash Ensemble

Short notice concert announcement!

Sunday, April 22nd
8 PM
Radiance Dome
$10 per person

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

This concert WILL happen! We have gotten enough of a response in advance sales to get them to come back to Austin!

Please continue to spread the word. These guys deserve to get more than just their gas money, and your friends need to experience their music!

More about Alash Ensemble

To get to Radiance:

Follow Loop 1 (Mopac) South all the way to the end, where it comes to a ‘T’ with FM 1826.

Turn LEFT on 1826.

Go approximately 4.5 miles to Crystal Hills Drive (Goldenwood subdivision). Turn LEFT on Crystal Hills Drive.

Follow Crystal Hills straight for about 1 mile. (There will be “Concert” signs.) Turn LEFT on Royal Way. The Dome is directly ahead of you.

Map to Radiance

PayPal presales are now closed. You may pay at the door. We accept cash or checks only.

Classical Indian Gandharva Veda Concert

Indrajit Bannerjee @ Radiance Dome Dec 10 2011

Classical Indian Gandharva Veda Concert featuring Indian Sitar Master Indrajit Bannerjee and tabla player Shiv Naimpally.

Date: December 10, 2011 at 7:00PM.
Radiance Golden Dome.

At the door: $15 adults, $10 children over 12.

Discounts for Radiance residents.

Map and directions

For more information contact John Burgess at 512-632-2956

Preview: Audio and video clips of Indrajit

Would you like to help promote this event? Please download this poster which you can hand out or post to bulletin boards around town.

Bevan Morris and 25th Anniversary of Dome

Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace will be making a stop in Austin as part of his current tour of US cities.

Coincidentally, his visit comes within a few days of the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the Dome in October 1985. The Dome was inaugurated by Brahmachari Nadkishore, Dr. Neil Patterson, and Dr. Morris on their first ever visit to Radiance, shortly after its completion.

Join us for an inspiring talk by Dr. Morris in the Dome at 8pm.

Donations to cover costs of bringing Dr Morris to Austin will be greatly appreciated.


TM Program Fall Webcast, Gala Dinner and Entertainment

Help us bring the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program to:
• Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD
• At-risk youth from inner-city schools
• Fellow citizens with strong financial needs

The Transcendental Meditation program of AUSTIN cordially invites you to join us for a special webcast with the National Leader of the TM® program, Dr. John Hagelin, acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch, and legendary musician Donovan on Saturday, September 25 at 6:30 PM. The evening will begin with a group meditation followed by a gourmet dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, and profound knowledge. This gala event will take place at the lovely home of Joe Fuerso, 16101 Crystal Hills Drive, Austin 78737.

A Celebration for a Great Cause
Join us in helping to make the Transcendental Meditation program available to those in our area with a strong desire to learn, but who are facing financial difficulties. The cost of the dinner will be $15. All donations are welcome. If you cannot attend but would like to support these important programs in our community, you may make a donation by visiting TMFriends.org. Please call (512-472-9595) or respond to this email. Please send checks by Sept. 21 to cover your dinner and reserve a space to :

Helen Nelson, 16200 Goldenwood Way. Austin,TX 78737

Or use the PayPal Donation button below to reserve your place.


We look forward to seeing you and celebrating together the successful initiatives of the TM program in our area and around the world.

Sincerely,
Austin TM® Program

512-472-9595

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