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Upbeat’s Spring Guide#1


tend to take it for granted, but it also happens within other arenas. Being a news junkie, I


Sonoma County, CA. ~ Anyone who doubts the in- evitability of change need only to go outside on one of these days and witness it for themselves. From the grey days of rainy, dark and cold, comes an ex- plosion of warm colors and vibrant life. Daffo- dils with their golden trum- pets blare out the change, magnolia blos- soms drip purple and white, the mustard spreads a car- pet of lush yellow on the fields, my nose knows the acacias are blooming, and our dear apple blossoms remind us of the fruits to come. That change is inev- itable and expected, so we


Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your


behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. Mahatma Gandhi


If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself. — Benjamin Franklin


get caught up in our dark political mess that grips my attention and that of so many of us. We spend hours and days wringing our hands, being con- stantly stressed and seeth- ing at the latest episode on the nightly news. We are consumed by the


the political pendulum keeps swinging, and the current arc has reached its apex. Change is coming. For individuals, too,


change is inevitable. But this is where I resist the most. I love my life and my routine (rut) and see no need to change or do something different. Even when there is a promise of re- newal and re- surgence, I grip tightly to the familiar, being afraid to let go of


what has brought secu- drama, and


perhaps feel more alive because we are resisting the onslaught of negativity that we perceive in our so- ciety. And in that percep- tion we are consumed. But one little trip outside into the clean fresh air will re- mind us that “this too shall pass”. I have been around long enough to know that


rity (stagnation). It would be weird to try to hold onto Winter when Spring is pushing up from the Earth, and equally foolish to stop growing and evolving as a person as the Spirit within urges needed changes. My prayer is: “Let me open to receive and manifest the changes I need to make in my life, for the greater good of all.”


Upbeat at Rotary Club Crab Feed Fundraiser in Santa Rosa, CA!


Growth and Change


By Jim Corbett ~ jimcorbett22@comcast.net Messages from Peacetown March 2020


Peacetown Welcoming Party


There will be a Peace-


town Welcoming Party at the Hopmonk in Sebas- topol on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from Noon to 4:00pm. This will be a huge Beatles Singalong, with a variety of special guests singing the songs of the Fab Four. Appro- priate Beatles attire is en- couraged. We will also be encour- aging folks to become Am- bassadors of Peacetown and spread the word to two more people.


Come and bring two friends.


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March 22, 2020 Noon - 4pm Sunday


Garden Stage - Hopmonk Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA


Mr. Music & the Love Choir, Moonpuppy, Onye Onyemaechi, Francis Rico, Robert Butler, Doug Jayne, Sam & Allegra, Buzzy Martin, Guerillacapella, and a dozen celebrity guests.


Become a Peacetown Ambassador! Join us! Sing! Dance!


Check out the Summer Concert Series Lineup! www.peacetown.org


UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • March 2020 • Pg 15


UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • March 2020 • Pg 15 Fun Facts & Trivia #5


John Lennon’s father, Alfred Lennon, was a merchant mariner who had a stormy relationship with Lennon’s mother and was gone for most of his son’s youth. John Lennon was mostly raised by his aunt.


Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were not the


original rhythm section of the Beatles.


The Beatles didn’t think they would be popular in the United States.


In the UK, the mono version of the Please Please Me album was rush-released by EMI on March 22nd 1963. The stereo version was released in late April. All other albums up to and including Yellow


Submarine in January 1969 were issued in stereo and mono simultaneously.


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