Do you think something big is in store for Dec. 21, 2012? So do two Lindbergh Boulevard businesses, which have scheduled 'end of the world' events to coincide with the turning of the Mayan calendar this Friday.
Wired Coffee hosts a book signing with Chesterfield author T.W. Fendley, whose science-fiction work “Zero Time” mixes Mayan prophecy with time travel. Meet her at the Sunset Hills coffee shop from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., 3860 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Fendley doesn’t think doomsday is headed our way, but does believe the date indicates the beginning of a new time cycle. She contacted Wired owner Sue Hamer to hold a Dec. 21 event.
“It started out as a book signing, but I wanted it to be more than that, because it really is a time to celebrate,” she said. “I go to thinking, ‘What can we do to make it more festive?’”
To that end, she’s enlisted the talents of spiritualist Rhonda Leifheit and musician John MacEnulty. Leifheit will be speaking on Mayan principles, including the “galactic alignment.” Former conductor MacEnulty will lead a drum circle “resonating with the new energies of the changing times,” according Fendley’s website.
Mayan and Incan mythology are also a personal interest for Fendley. She said she began her research in 1997. “Zero Time” wasn’t published until 2011, but Fendley said her research has never stopped, and has attended multiple workshops and symposiums.
Attendees who purchase a CD a book will be eligible for a free Maya/Aztec astrology report.
Read a review of Fendley's novel on Creve Coeur Patch. If we make it through Friday, try reading "Jaguar Hope," the prequel to "Zero Time," which Fendley said is available free on Amazon Kindle on Dec. 22 and 23.
If you're in a more celebratory mood, head to Mile 277 at 6:30 p.m. for the start of their End of the World Party, 10701 Watson Rd. Grab a 2013 calendar (if you think you'll need it) signed by Mile 277's calendar girls. Happy Hour extends until 9 p.m. with the stylings of Mike Mattingly. Rockers Glorious Blue take the stage from 9 p.m. until close.
A portion of the night's proceeds will go to March of Dimes Bikers For Babies.