Benefit Events

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BENEFIT: Photography of Bruce Dana 
October 2, 7 pm
Sanctuary (use front doors) of UU Church, 3-1/2 Main St., Canton, NY 13617

Free will donation



 Indian Dinner Benefit 
   for the Local Living Venture

Saturday, October 18

First Presbyterian Church, on the wedge between Rt. 11 (Lawrence Avenue) & Rt. 11B (Elm Street) - park on Elm St.

NEW!
 Earlier dining times available for "pay at the door" folks! (see Seating Times below)
FYI!
See Vegan dining options below!
NEW!
Bring your TO-GO containers to buy an extra meal! No containers available on site, must bring your own.




To keep lines short we have staggered the meal service:

Seating Times


Pre-paid seating # 1                  5:15 pm
- no waiting, go to the head of the "pay at door" line
Pay at the door seating # 1     5:30 pm

Prepaid seating # 2 at              6:15 pm
- no waiting, go to the head of the "pay at door" line
Pay at the door seating # 2     6:30 pm

Pay at the door seating # 3    After 7 pm
"as available" dining (pay at door, take your chances!)

SEATING BY PRE-PAID RESERVATION OR AT THE DOOR!

In order to simplify planning and make the line for food flow more smoothly, we have opted to do staggered seating times, for "paid in advance" and for "pay at the door" - this should mean shorter lines overall, but especially for those who are reserved in advance!

UPDATE: 10/10/2014
Prepaid options are now narrowed to Pay Pal or EventBrite Tickets only - it is too late to send a check by mail. :-/
(see below for options and details.)

    Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by check or online
                  *  see below for menu and ticket details please  *




 G E N E R O U S   S P O N S O R S 

Old Market Farm
Hardy Roses and More 
www.OldMarketFarm.com
 
  Potsdam Food Co-op
                                www.PotsdamCoOp.com

       
Prosper's Farmstead Creamery
North Lawrence, NY 12967
315-389-5468 
www.facebook.com/ProspersCreamery


                                                               Whitten Family Farm
                                    Winthrop, NY  315-328-5559  whittenfarmwinthrop.locallygrown.net


www.pricechopper.com
                                                                   




       





  •  volunteers sought     

     Indian Dinner Benefit 
       for the Local Living Venture
    Saturday, October 18
    First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam
    On the wedge between Rt. 11 (Lawrence Avenue) & Rt. 11B (Elm Street) - park on Elm St. or municipal lots
       

The Indian Dinner Benefits are always a favorite of North Country folks - we hope you can join us and share in this always wonderful meal!  This event is to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation - and we appreciate the support! 



Menu
Fried Rice                                                                            GF LV VO
Moong Daal (Yellow Lentil Soup)                                              GF LV VO

Mixed Vegetable Curry                                                           GF LV VO
Potato Curry                                                                        GF LV VO
Cucumber Raita (Yogurt and Cucumber with exotic spices)            GF LV
Dessert:
Halwa (Creamy pudding of grains, ghee, sugar, and nutsN  LV
Spice levels: Very mild to medium: Sizzling spicy available on request

KEY:

GF - gluten free
VO - Vegan Option (with the spices cooked in oil instead of ghee/clarified butter) will be available upon request for 1st four items only. There are no vegan options for the Raita and Halwa, unfortunately.
LV - lacto-vegetarian  the spices in the 1st four items are sauteed in ghee, a clarified butter, to bring out that unique Indian spice flavor. The fifth item, Cucumber Raita, is made with yogurt. Dessert is made with ghee, a clarified butter.
N - contains nuts.

Admission & Tickets

$12 per person suggested donation, children 12 and under half-price, under 5 free.
Prepaid seating is reserved in advance by mail (if received before October 10) or by using PayPal.

* *  Mail contributions
before October 10 to:  
Local Living Venture   PO Box 736  Canton NY 13617
 
Please note the * preferred seating time * number in your party, including children * email address.

* *  OR
Click here to purchase tickets through EventBrite ($1.65 processing fee per ticket is added, sorry!)

* *  OR 
Click here to use a credit card or bank account  NOTE: Choose to use your PayPal account OR Bypass PayPal -- on the page that opens when you click on this link, look on the bottom left for the option titled:
Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account.
NOTE: There is a place to send us a note about your purchase, please use it to indicate email address, seating time of your choice and # in party, including children please.

       IMPORTANT regardless of payment method:
  • Please note the seating time you desire (5:15 or 6:15 pm.)
  • Note the number in your party -- and either  * give us all names  OR  * inform them it will be under your name if you do not arrive together please. 
  • Be sure to include children in your count, in order to not exceed our dining capacity.
  • Please include your email address for confirmation, we are just unable to confirm to 200+ people in other ways -- and in the very unlikely event of postponement or other unknown situations, you will be "in the know!"

To volunteer or for questions please contact us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com






- ARCHIVAL -




Paul Meyers has graciously agreed to another benefit concert at the home of Robin McClellan!


House Concert for the Benefit of
the
 
Local Living Venture

Renowned Jazz Guitarist Paul Meyers - SOLO!
Sunday, October 6, 7 PM

    


The Home of
Robin McClellan
465 Old Market Rd.
off of Route 11
near Sanfordville

(Potsdam, 13676)
RSVP / ticket required (see below)


PHOTO:  John Meyers  
 

Benefit House Concert Donation $10
Ticket Ordering Information below.
Seating is limited to 50, so ticketed reservations are necessary.

Many thanks to Paul for his generosity in helping us further our work,
and also to our House Concert host Robin McClellan
for opening his beautiful home for this wonderful event.


Click The Brown Paper Tickets Box
Above to Purchase Tickets


Paul is a Potsdam native who has played all over the world -- from Potsdam’s Wild Oat to Hong Kong, and with stellar musicians from Danny Gotham to Wynton Marsalis. For more information on Paul’s musical journey and where else he’s playing, see his website www.PaulMeyers.info.

We hope you will come out to see Paul and appreciate his beautiful music - in a solo venture we're sure you will enjoy!
 

Please reserve your spot early by purchasing your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, above. 
If you have any questions, please call Chelle Lindahl at 315-347-4223.

"First of all, Paul Meyers is a brilliant musician,
but most of all he has a broad musical concept.
He has such great sensitivity where you can feel
the music coming out of his guitar and not
 just hear the notes..."                     
                                         --Andy Bey





Birdsfoot "Pink House" Fire Benefit
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30
see all the details here.

Indian Dinner Benefit for the
Local Living Festival
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Potsdam Presbyterian Church
see all the details here, listed by date of event.


PAST BENEFITS:

  Mud  Season  Boogie Down  with  DJ  Mark  Suede 
                     BENEFITS the Sustainable Living Project!

                             Saturday, Apr. 28, 7 p.m. on

The event is the second annual
Mud Season Boogie Down with DJ Mark Suede who "spins the platters" featuring funk, soul, hip-hop, salsa, house, techno, Balkan, and more.  The fabulous dance floor of the Crary Mills Community Center, near Canton, NY, will be put to the test as we warm up our Winter bones!

This event is free and open to the public; voluntary donations accepted to benefit the Community Center and the Sustainable Living Project (
www.SustainableLivingProject.net).  Bring your own snack/refresments to stay revved up for dancing.  For more details about the dance, contact Derek at joaquinstick@gmail.com.

Directions:  at the intersection of Langdon's Corners on Rt. 68 (which is approximately 4-5 miles from Rt. 11 in Canton) proceed towards Potsdam on the Eben Road.  Less than a mile up the road turn onto the Post Rd. (only one way to go) at the flashing light and the Tri-Town facility is just up the road on the left.



There are currently no Benefit Events planned.



Hello Friends,

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work in this way!
Either as a host, sponsor, musician/artist, or attendee -- we appreciate you!

If you are on our mailing list for our thrice-monthly announcements, you will receive first notice once we finalize details on future events as well.  If you're not receiving these notices, please just email us at SustLivingProject@gmail.com and we will sign you up.

Many Thanks,
The SLP and LLF Crew
P.S. Special thanks to House Concert Host Robin McClellan for opening his beautiful home to wonderful music and nearly 100 interesting people (not once, but twice!) in support of our work.  He's just that kind of thoughtful, community-spirited guy and we truly appreciate it.





PAST EVENTS




October 23, 2011


House Concert for the Benefit of
Keene Flood Recovery Fund
 of the Keene Community Trust 
 in partnership with the Adirondack Community Trust 



  Renowned Jazz Pianist Larry Ham & His Trio 
 
Sunday October 23, 2011  2 PM 


The Home of
Robin McClellan
465 Old Market Rd.
off of Route 11
near Sanfordville

(Potsdam, 13676)

  
 On Sale!
       Solo Album CD

          “Just Me, Just You”


PHOTO:  www.LarryHam.com         

Benefit House Concert Donation $12
Ticket Ordering
Information below.

BIOGRAPHY
Pianist, composer, and arranger Larry Ham has long been a noted New York sideman: performing, touring, and recording with many great jazz artists. He has also received international critical acclaim for his 2007 trio CD "Carousel" featuring his own compositions and arrangements, and a 2008 solo piano release "Just Me, Just You..." on Arbors Jazz Records. 

Larry earned a BA in Musical Studies from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and an MA in Jazz Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY, teaching Jazz Piano and Improvisation.

Larry began his professional career in the late '80's and has performed at the White House for President Reagan and for President Clinton’s 1992 Inaugural Ball. Larry appeared in the jazz film "Texas Tenor" and has been a guest on TV programs including "The Today Show" (NBC) "Breakfast Time" (FX) and has been featured on NPR programs such as “Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater” and on Judy Carmichael’s “Jazz Inspired.”

He has worked extensively with countless other jazz legends, including the late Junior Cook and Dakota Staton. He has appeared at jazz festivals, concerts and nightclubs throughout the United States, Europe, West Africa, and Japan. Recent festival appearances include The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Rochester Jazz Festival, The Cape Cod Jazz Festival, the New Jersey JazzFest, and a performance for The West Texas Jazz Society.
Links to his music on line:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcACTn-egCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnYcfDrivTA

~*~

    Seating is limited to 50 persons, so reservations are required. 
Please reserve your spot early by purchasing your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets below.  If you have any questions, please call Robin McClellan at 315-261-2502.


Many thanks to Larry Ham for his generosity in performing for the
Keene Flood Recovery Fund (see information below)
,
and also to House Concert host Robin McClellan who saw the need
and
opened his beautiful home for this wonderful event.
See the report on this community disaster below.



Click The Brown Paper Tickets Box
Above to Purchase Benefit Tickets


"Larry Ham's solo release, Just Me, Just You,
introduces a pianist well on his way to becoming a jazz master.
He's got the touch, the intensity and the intelligence,

and he's as good a soloist as an accompanist..."
-- Mike Neely, AllAboutJazz.com



Keene / Jay / St. Huberts  F l o o d  R e c o v e r y  Fund Launched

"People are hurting," said Keene Community Trust secretary Phyllis Buchanan. "Many have suffered catastrophic losses, including destruction of their homes and businesses furniture, cars, clothing and other personal item. Local farmers lost their crops and store owners found their inventory covered in mud. This fund will provide immediate assistance to help the people of our community get back on their feet while government agencies work on rebuilding infrastructure. Down the road, we have a firehouse to rebuild and re-equip and a library to repair.

The Keene Community Trust and Adirondack Community Trust have launched a Flood Recovery Fund to assist the residents, seasonal residents and business owners of Town of Keene, NY (including Keene, Keene Valley and St. Huberts) recover from flood damage resulting from Tropical Storm Irene.

"The floodwaters exceeded all records." continued Buchanan, "Raging brooks and rivers tore through homes and business that don't have flood insurance. Damaged walls and insulation have to be removed quickly and restored before mold sets in. Winter will soon be upon us—we have to act now. We are establishing this fund so we as a community can help our friends and neighbors rebuild and restore our hamlets."

By the time the Seedcorn & Sustainable Living Project Benefit Concert happens on October 23, and the proceeds are forwarded to the benefit fund, the first flush of support and donations will be past.  As the news reel moves on we tend to forget about those folks who will still be struggling to prepare for winter and rebuild their lives as a result of this disaster; therefore, the timing of this wonderful musical event will allow for a welcome input of funding. 
We hope you will join with us in this continuing support of our neighbors in the Adirondacks.  There couldn't be a more enjoyable way to do so!




Thank you for your interest in Seedcorn’s Sustainable Living Project & Local Living Festival. We are Seedcorn’s most recent initiative -- dedicated to "Sharing Knowledge from the Past ~ Building Skills for the Future."  Our work includes sponsoring year-round simple and rural skills-building events and the annual Local Living Festival and Green Home Tours, this September 24 & 25 and again on April 27 & 28, 2013, at the Cooperative Extension Learning Farm.



We Just Couldn't Get Enough of the First One...

So Paul has graciously agreed to another!


House Concert for the Benefit of

Seedcorn’s Sustainable Living Project & Local Living Festival



Renowned Jazz Guitarist Paul Meyers
Saturday August 13, 7 PM

    


The Home of
Robin McClellan
465 Old Market Rd.
off of Route 11
near Sanfordville

(Potsdam, 13676)



PHOTO:  John Meyers  
 


World Debut!

       New Solo Album


             
“Welcome Home”




Benefit House Concert Donation $10 Ticket Ordering Information below.
Debut CD's on sale for only $5 at this event!




Paul is a Potsdam native who has played all over the world -- from Potsdam’s Wild Oat to Hong Kong, and with stellar musicians from Danny Gotham to Wynton Marsalis. For more information on Paul’s musical journey and where else he’s playing, see his website www.PaulMeyers.info. (On August 4 Paul will be playing/have played at Norwood Village Green with 2 other guitar masters, Danny Gotham and Dick Stephan!) 

We hope you will come out to see Paul and appreciate his beautiful music.
 

Seating is limited to 50 so reservations are required.
Please reserve your spot early by purchasing your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets below. 
If you have any questions, please call Chelle Lindahl at 315-347-4223.

Paul has graciously agreed to give this benefit concert in support of Seedcorn’s Sustainable Living Project & Local Living Festival. We are Seedcorn’s most recent initiative -- dedicated to "Sharing Knowledge from the Past ~ Building Skills for the Future."  Our work includes sponsoring year-round simple and rural skills-building events and the annual Local Living Festival and Green Home Tours, this September 24 & 25 at the Cooperative Extension Learning Farm.


Many thanks to Paul for his generosity in helping us further our work,
and also to our House Concert host Robin McClellan
for opening his beautiful home for this wonderful event.



Click The Brown Paper Tickets Box
Above to Purchase Tickets



"First of all, Paul Meyers is a brilliant musician,
but most of all he has a broad musical concept.
He has such great sensitivity where you can feel
the music coming out of his guitar and not
 just hear the notes..
."                     

                                         --Andy Bey

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PRESS RELEASE

POTSDAM, NY -- North Country native and Jazz guitarist Paul Meyers is debuting his solo album, “Welcome Home” during a benefit house concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 near Sandfordville.

People who missed Meyers’ first benefit concert for The Sustainable Living Project (SLP) in May, now have another chance to see the world-renowned guitarist play.  Meyers, a Potsdam native, has played all around the world and yet still returns to his roots to share his gift.

"This is very special music that I have been working on for a long time. The music is very personal, and incorporates jazz, blues, Brazilian and even a little African guitar style in the title track. It's the culmination of where I've been working to take solo guitar playing, writing and  arranging for many years,” Meyers said.


“I'm proud to be giving the debut performance in a place that is very special to me - the North Country, where I began playing guitar. It's a lovely part of the world and it's full of connections with people who are very special in my life!"

Meyers has dazzled audiences world-wide with his talent when he’s played in Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Argentina and Brazil. He’s performed with numerous other famous jazz artists, including Geri Allen, Ron Carter, Elaine Elias, Clare Fischer and Wynton Marsalis.


Meyers will be playing at the home of long-time friend, Robin McClellan. McClellan is opening up his home for this special concert, as he has done in the past with other artists and events. It is his way of contributing to the community.

Guests who reserve a seat can also purchase copies of Meyers’ CD at this premiere event, which will be available for the special price of only $5 at the house concert.

Reservations are needed. Get your tickets quickly. Sitting is limited to 50, and this will surely be a sold-out performance.  Tickets are $10 plus a ticketing fee.  Tickets can also be purchased by going online to
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184776 or through the SLP website on the "Benefit Concert" page.

The SLP coordinates year-round workshops and events cleaving to their motto "Sharing Knowledge from the Past ~ Building Skills for the Future."  The SLP is a project of Seedcorn, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization and can be reached at
(315) 347-4223 or SustLivingProject@gmail.com, www.SustainableLivingProject.net.

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