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Yahoo Finance / Stephanie Krikorian
Aug 22, 2019

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Ken Napzok Introducing Star Wars: Episode IV and post screening Q&A
Aug 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Ken Napzok Introducing Star Wars: Episode IV and post screening Q&A

Presented by Central Coast Film Society

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
With Special Guest Ken Napzok

Presented by Central Coast Film Society

Before you see the end of the Skywalker saga later this year, celebrate our first glimpse at a galaxy far, far away with a community screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, with special guest, author and Arroyo Grande native, Ken Napzok.

Synopsis
Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daringmission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.

Ken Napzok
The Central Coast Film Society is honored to host, expert appreciator of Star Wars, Ken Napzok, to introduce Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and participate in a post screening Q&A. Ken “The Pitboss” Napzok, a co-creator of the ForceCenter podcast feed with Joseph Scrimshaw and Jennifer Landa, is a frequent contributor on Collider Jedi Council and the 2017 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Star Wars Champion. He recently published his first book, “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away” released by Mango Publishing.

VIP Experience
VIP Ticket holders have reserved seating and attend a pre-screening Meet & Greet with Ken Napzok, including a signed copy of “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away”.

Food Provided by Country Garden Catering.

Early Admission
Early Admission ticket holders will have access to theater seating an hour before the screening and access to pre-screening activities before general admission ticket holders.

VIP Admission at 4:30pm
Early Admission at 5:00pm
General Admission at 5:30pm
Screening Begins at 6:00pm

General Admission: VIP $35, Early Admission $15, Adults $10, Children $7;

Sex After Grief with Joan Price
Aug 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Sex After Grief with Joan Price

Reclaim Your Sexuality After Loss

An Honest Approach to Hard Questions: Sex is complicated at the best of times—but when we’re overcome by grief, it’s especially mysterious and confusing. How do we nurture ourselves as sexual beings when we’re grieving the death of a partner? Why does taking care of ourselves sexually matter at a time when we’d rather hide under the covers and wail? How do we know when it’s time to open ourselves to the sexual phase of a new relationship? And how do we do it?

A Grief Book like No Other: Sex after Grief is the first book to address sex and grief together and treat sex as a normal, positive, life-affirming part of emerging from such a difficult time. Joan Price, the top expert on senior sex, draws on her own experiences as a widow since 2008, when she lost the love of her life to cancer. She shares her raw grief journey, sexual reawakening (and the many stumbles along the way), and attempts to dip back into dating, along with excellent advice on handling each step.

Recovery on Your Own Timeline, in Your Own Way: As Price says, there’s no right or wrong method or timeline for bringing our sexuality back into into our lives, whether it’s with our own hands, a friend with benefits, a hook-up, a new companion, or any combination. Sex After Grief includes a variety of people’s personal stories from folks of all genders and orientations. Some jumped into sex quickly. Some took years. Some withdrew from sexual possibility. No one was wrong, and no choice is defective or shameful.

Sex After Grief includes:

  • Inspiring tales of how different people brought sex back into their lives after the loss of their spouse or partner
  • Guidelines for dating again and getting sexual with a new person
  • Reasons that solo sex is healthy and can be the path to feeling sexual again
  • Advice from therapists, grief counselors, and sex coaches
  • Self-help takeaways for creating an action plan

Readers of Modern LossThe Grief Recovery Handbook and Second Firsts will grow from and appreciate Sex After Grief.