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Please note -- your skills as a Presenter are sought!
          Feel free to contact us if you are willing
               to share YOUR knowledge with others!
                           LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com

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See below for
Descriptions of Upcoming Events



INDEX OF UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

October 
scroll down for full descriptions

Route 68 Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Clean Up!
The Photography of Bruce Dana: Local Living Festival Benefit Event
Whole Health & Healing Academy:Natural Foods Know How
Winter  Farmers Market Meeting  
National Solar Home Tour
Community "Food for Thought" Forum
  
Whole Health & Healing Academy: Healthy Menu Prep
Potsdam Food Co-op Cheese Tasting
Science& Nature on Tap - Speaker Series: Climate Change
An Introduction to Woodlot Management and Forest Stewardship   
HOME TOUR - Rocket Mass Heater Demonstration Project
First Annual Essex County Cheese Tour 
Whole Health & Healing Academy: White Sugar Blues
Intro to Solar Policy Workshop
Potsdam Food Co-op 3rd Thursday Tastings

Indian Dinner Benefit for the Local Living Venture
Forest Regeneration, Tree Planting, Temporary Fencing, & Walnut Sugaring Workshop
P
ractical Garlic Growing
TAUNY's 22nd Annual Salute to North Country Legends
 
Whole Health & Healing Academy: Gut Health
Women & Wood: How to Split and Stack Firewood Safely
Bees & BeeKeeping Discussion Group
Whole Health & Healing Academy: Proteins, Carbs & Fats


November  scroll down for full descriptions
Community Contra Dance
Soares Grounding and Bonding Seminar
Whole Health & Healing Academy: Detox Nourishment Diets
GardenShare's Annual Benefit Dinner
Celebration of Blueline
It's a Wrap! Bedding Down Your Overwintering Bee Hives
Sewing 101 - A Make & Take!

Whole Health & Healing Academy: Gluten Free Eating & Loving It
Making Soft Cheese
Soap Making Workshop

America Recycles Day - LLV Textile Partnership Event
Bees & BeeKeeping Discussion Group

December  scroll down for full descriptions
Whole Health & Healing Academy: Divine Weight Loss
Community Contra Dance

AND...what would YOU like to share with your community? 
   Have a skill or interest to share?  Let us know! 
     Experts not sought (though that's good too!) - we value your interest and experimentation!




Descriptions of Upcoming Workshops
(in chronological order):
see Past Events HERE






October 2014
~ information on how to register for an LLV event appears above & below the monthly listings ~




 The  Peak Moment TV  monthly schedule
on WCKN-TV Cable 30 Potsdam is available when you click here. 
To view a description of all 60 episodes, see the first Sub-Page on our Resources / Links page
Each DVD is available for direct or inter-library loan through the Potsdam Public Library.
 
Note:  If the new month hasn't been updated yet, please check back soon!
 


  • an LLV-coordinated event        
The Photography of Bruce Dana
to benefit the Local Living Festival in 2015


Thursday, October 2, 7 pm
Sanctuary (main doors in front) of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3-1/2 Main St., Canton, NY

The next Local Living Festival is set for September 26, 2015 - let's kick off the year-long organizing season with a great event! 
All natural world enthusiasts are invited to a slideshow of Wildlife and Nature Photography with Bruce Dana, who will be sharing his stories with us!  
Free will donations accepted for the benefit of the Local Living Festival - let's kick this thing off right!  Please join us for a lovely evening of shared camaraderie and beautiful photography.
See more at:
www.sustainablelivingproject.net/workshops-groups/photography-of-bruce-dana-benefit-for-local-living-festival






Potsdam Food Co-op's
                                                (Not an LLV coordinated event)    
Juanita's 1st Thursday Creation


Thursday October 2, 3:30 - 5:30

24 Elm St, Potsdam, NY


A delicious and nutritious Wheat Berry Salad will be the featured recipe for Juanita's 1st Thursday Creation .The salad is nut-free, and a vegan offering of this recipe will be available as well.





“Science & Nature on Tap” Speakers Series:                       
Climate Change
                                                             (Not an LLV coordinated event)

Wednesday, October 1, 7 pm
Banquet Room of Schnitzels European Flavours, 158 Pitt Street in Cornwall, Ontario

The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and Transition Cornwall tackle the topic of Climate Change head on when they co-host a brand new season of “Science and Nature on Tap” at Schnitzels. 

Meet guest speaker Gary Nielsen, Climate Change Project Coordinator, for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), and hear his practical advice with respect to addressing the challenges of Climate Change in eastern Ontario.

The Science & Nature on Tap Speakers Series sessions will be held the first Wednesday of the month in a casual café style atmosphere.

The series is free of charge but space is limited. For reservations or for more information please call (613) 936-6620 (ext. 229) or e-mail Karen Douglass Cooper at kcooper@riverinstitute.ca.





  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 2 * Natural Foods Know How * Thursday, October 2 
An information session on how to know what foods really are natural and not just marketing. Real food, not food hype (includes navigating food labels handout.)

  Join in any one session or take them all!
  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(except 10/23, 11/20 & 27 as noted.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com


  • an LLV-coordinated event       
 Route 68 Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Clean Up!   
Saturday, October 4, 2 - 4 pm
Meet in Canton (or elsewhere by arrangement -- expect approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours of clean up, plus travel time of about 20 minutes each.)  WE NEED YOU!!!

Join us for this roadside clean up on Rt. 68 from just past the Hardscrabble Rd., through Flackville and on down the road for a mile and a half total.  We need your help!

Hard hats, vests, and gloves are provided for this event. If we get ten or more people it should take an hour or less, plus travel time! Willing volunteers can sign up for an afternoon of camaraderie and doing a good thing -- cleaning up the  roadside!  Please sign up now so we can get a count of how many hard hats to obtain. Invite your friends and family too; the more workers, the faster it goes.

If you are interested in helping out Email us or call: 315-347-4223 for more information. That day call that number before 1pm and 315-261-1926 after that if needed.


RAIN DATE!  The next day, same time.






An Introduction to Woodlot Management
and Forest Stewardship
                                      (Not an LLV coordinated event)

Saturday,
Oct. 4,  10 am
State Rt. 11B in Dickinson Center, NY (Look for signs or call for directions)


This meeting will look at forest management and timber stand improvement practices that are planned by the landowner with several goals in mind, including recreation, wildlife habitat enhancement, and long-term production of high-quality, high-value crop trees. Private forest landowners, people considering purchasing forest land, and anyone who would like to learn more about forest stewardship practices and long-range conservation planning are encouraged to attend.

Please bring a brown bag lunch, come dressed for the weather, and be prepared to hike.
This free educational outreach opportunity is a collaboration with a committed forest landowner member of the Northern Adirondack Chapter (NAC) of the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) and Cornell Cooperative Extension. 
Registration, Information,and Directions:
Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County at
518-483-7403 or email  rlg24@cornell.edu.




Winter Farmers Market Meeting                           
(Not an LLV coordinated event)  

Saturday, October 4, 3pm
Community Room, 2nd floor above police station, Potsdam, NY


The Potsdam Farmers Market will move indoors on Sat Nov. 1st and is taking application for vendors for their w
inter market.  The pre-season meeting will include a discussion and vote on the proposed rules.  There will also be opportunity to fill out an application and pay the vendor fee.
Forms are available at thepotsdamfarmersmarket.org  
For more information, contact Laura Popielski at thepotsdamfarmersmarket@gmail.com or (716)725-7782






 National Solar Tour 

October 4 - 5                                                                                            (Not an LLV coordinated event)

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) sponsors its 19th annual National Solar Tour!  Homeowners and businesses in neighborhoods across the country open their doors and show what they’ve done to slash utility bills and help cut pollution from electric generating plants.  The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation, involving about 150,000 participants and 5,000 solar-energy sites nationwide.
It offers the opportunity to informally tour innovative green homes and buildings, and see how solar energy can be used efficiently. The tour hopes to inspire people across the nation to make sustainable energy choices that reduce costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions.
This is a chance to see affordable and practical technologies, in your neighborhood, that benefit the environment and are part of the solution to our nation’s energy problems. If you are considering solar energy, please consider visiting a business or resident participating in the National Solar Tour to learn more.Find a tour near you!
Unfortunately, since the Local Living Venture did not choose to participate this year by organizing the local solar homes to join in, there are no other homes in the St. Lawrence River Valley on this tour in 2014, except for our Rocket Mass Heater tour - actually, being held the following weekend.  There is a nice grouping near Albany and in other more sub- and urban areas withing driving distance, if you're truly interested!  Or wait for us to sponsor the regional organizing initiative again next year, as a follow-up 1 or 2 weeks after the Local Living Festival, being held on September 26th, 2015.



Outreach event

Community "Food for Thought" Forum                                           (Not an LLV Coordinated event)
Seeking Solutions to Hunger and Poverty in Northern New York 
Wednesday, October 8, 5pm for organizational tabling,  6pm forum
Kellas Hall at SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY

In a “Food For Thought” forum hosted by Strong Communities Work (a project of the CSEA Union), local experts will gather to discuss solutions, community roles, and available services. The forum’s goal is to define the local impact of hunger and poverty and to commit to solutions that everyone in the community can support and participate in.

Organizers are hoping that people from all segments of the community – elected officials, business owners, religious and community leaders and everyday citizens – will attend and participate.

Several local experts will be speaking as panelists for the event, including:

Dr. Heather Sullivan-Catlin, Professor of Sociology at SUNY Potsdam;
Greg Hart, Regional Director, Workforce Development Institute, Massena; and
Daisy Cox, Director, Potsdam Neighborhood Center.


The event will be moderated by Mark Patterson, a local activist with the labor union CSEA in Massena, one of the sponsoring organizations behind Strong Communities Work.

Informational tables will also be available starting at 5 pm to highlight local organizations that provide services and assistance to people in need in the community.


  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 3 * Healthy Menu Prep * Thursday, October 9 
How to prep healthy meals for the week, how to shop for healthy foods. Shopping and eating seasonally and locally.

  Join in any one session or take them all!
  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(except 10/23, 11/20 & 27 as noted.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com



Potsdam Food Co-op's
"Say Cheese Please"                               (Not an LLV coordinated event)
Second Thursday Cheese Sampling at the Co-op
Thursday, October 9, 3:30-5:30 pm
24 Elm St., Potsdam, NY


Bring your taste buds to the Co-op for a world cheese tour on the second Thursday each month!
Say Cheese Please”,
will debut by offering St. Clemens Danish Blue cheese (an alternative to Roquefort.) from a windy island in the Baltic Sea. This award-winning, salty, blue takes it up a notch from the milder blue cheese offerings, and is definitely for people with passion for adventure.
Auricchio Aged Provolone (a nutty, pungent, robust cheese) from Italy will also be available for tasting.
 



  • an LLV-coordinated event        
HOME TOUR - a 22 year tradition in the North Country!
Rocket Mass Heater Demonstration Project
Saturday October 11, 1 - 3 pm



Mass Heater Rocket Stove - High-efficiency, positive draft or "convection heat pump" method; super safe wood mass heater with warming bench. 
Home environs: Primitive living, but in style -- "walking" water instead of running water, beautiful composting toilet outhouse featured in TAUNY Homesteaders display,
100% off-grid solar DC power, local building materials plus the rocket mass heater addition built in September, 2012
Home built by owner, and in part by Schulze Construction.     

This is a special event - we will open up the barrel, inspect it for damage and really get a good look at the "innards," and then fire it up for the first burn of the season!  This is not an opportunity that comes around often. Local craftsmen and rocket stove enthusiasts will be on hand to share information as well.

Due to limited space, you will need to RSVP on a first-come first-served basis.
     
Reserve early!
  • Attendance is limited to 20 and it fills up!  RSVP is necessary due to limited space.
  • There is a suggested donation of $10 per person to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation.
  • Note that this income is the sole current source of support for our small, hardworking staff who are managed by full time volunteers.  We are dedicated to sharing resourceful living skills with the community in symbiotic ways.
  • Email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to RSVP for your spot -- include your phone number(s) and the number in your party -- and we will send you the location and directions as well as any other pertinent information.



First Annual Essex County Cheese Tour                                   (Not an LLV coordinated event)       
Sunday, October 12, 10 am to 4 pm


Three locations:
North Country Creamery (931 Mace Chasm Rd., Keeseville)
Asgaard Farm & Dairy (74 Asgaard Way, AuSable Forks) and
Sugar House Creamery (18 Sugar House Way, Upper Jay)

Celebrate Cheese!  These three scenic farms are producing some of the finest artisanal cheeses in Northern New York. Join us for this self-guided tour and drive yourself from farm to farm in any order. The farms are easy driving distance from each other. On-farm tours and cheese samples are free! Cheesy lunch fare is available for purchase and farm stores will be open for sales. 

For more information
visit www.adirondackharvest.com/cheesetour.html


  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 4 * White Sugar Blues * Thursday, October 16 
What sugar is, forms of sugars, why so addicting, how sugar is damaging to body, how to butt-kick sugar out of your life, ways to add “sweetness” to your life without adding sugar.

   Join in any one session or take them all!
   Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(except 10/23, 11/20 & 27 as noted.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com

Potsdam Food Co-op's                             (Not an LLV coordinated event)
3rd Thursday Tastings at the Co-op
Thursday, October 16, 3:30-5:30 pm
24 Elm St., Potsdam, NY 13676

Featured at the Co-op will be Blue Hill savory Sweet Potato Yogurt and Soofoo Moroccan Medley Mix.

Blue Hill Farm, in the lower Hudson Valley, began as a dairy farm in the 1860s. The vegetables for their savory yogurts are sourced from nearby farms. Sweet Potato Yogurt has a tangy flavor, but is more subdued than a Greek yogurt and its texture is thin and loose. It can be eaten solo or used as a condiment or ingredient, the same way you might use sour cream. The yogurt contains 30 percent, or more, of vegetable puree and boasts a low sugar content.

Soofoo Moroccan Medley Mix is an aromatic medley of lemon, garlic, tomato, and spices that turns whole grain goodness into a boldly flavored and colorful mix. It is rich in protein and fiber and cooks like rice. It's organic, Kosher, vegan, and USA grown.

The Potsdam Food Co-op is located at 24 Elm St. and is open daily from 8am to 7pm. It is a member owned cooperative grocery store where everyone is welcome to shop and anyone is welcome to join.




Intro to Solar Policy Workshop                                                              (Not an LLV coordinated event) 

Friday, Oct 17, 9 am - 1 pm
SUNY Canton, Canton, NY

This  free workshop is designed to give local policymakers the strategies and best practices for developing a regulatory framework that supports local solar market growth. Over the course of the 4-hour workshop, participants will learn about the economic development opportunities created through responsible solar development.
In addition, the workshop will cover: national planning and zoning best practices, strategies for reducing administrative burdens by implementing transparent and streamlined permitting, and financing options for building cost-effective solar projects.  Sponsored by NYSERDA NY- Sun PV Trainers Network

For more information visit:  
https://training.ny-sun.ny.gov/
To Register for the SUNY Canton Workshop:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-solar-policy-workshop-tickets-13167052007



 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

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.
                                 CHECK OUT OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS BELOW! We love them!



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                     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 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. :-/

    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                          




       

 Potsdam & Canton Price Chopper!                          www.kaneborchards.com



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



Forest Regeneration, Tree Planting,            
(Not an LLV coordinated event)
Temporary Fencing, & Walnut Sugaring Workshop
                                  


Saturday, October 18th, 9am-12noon
Uihlein Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY


Excessive deer browsing is causing large scale problems with forest regeneration throughout the Northeast.  This workshop will provide an overview of forest regeneration issues and will highlight temporary fencing systems to protect seedlings.  We will be planting butternut and black walnut seedlings in forest openings and learning about syrup production from butternut and black walnut trees. 
All participants will get to take home a black walnut and butternut seedling and taste walnut syrup. 
The workshop will take place in the sugarbush, so please bring boots and warm clothes.
Presenters include Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester for Cornell University and Michael Farrell, Director of The Uihlein Forest.

Preregistration fee of $10/person required 
RSVP to Michael Farrell at  
mlf36@cornell.edu or call 518 637 7000
Make check payable to Cornell University and mail to Uihlein Forest, 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946




  • an LLV-coordinated event          

 Practical Garlic Growing 
Sunday, October 19, 2 to 4 pm
Annie’s Garlic, 273 Morrill Road, Canton, NY 13617

Learn the distinguishing characteristics of the ten genetic types of garlic, best practices for optimal soil building, the life cycle of garlic of garlic planting, some preventative measures against pests and disease, and the many ways to eat garlic throughout the year. 

Questions and discussion of all things garlic will be highlighted!

Annie's Garlic has been a specialty agricultural business in the Canton area since 2005. Her commitment to improving the soil quality is the basis for providing exceptional specialty and heirloom garlic grown, harvested and packaged by hand to ensure the highest quality and flavor.                                  PHOTOS: Annie's Garlic

Dress for the weather (including sturdy footwear and rain gear). Heavy rain will cancel the workshop but a drizzle will not.
Bring drinking water and a stool or travel chair if standing for long periods of time is difficult. 


RSVP suggested but not required:
LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or (315) 347-4223 - please note your phone number(s), email address and number in your party.
Suggested donation $17 general, $30 couple, $7 student.

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The 22nd Annual Salute to North Country Legends                
  (Not an LLV coordinated event)
Sunday
, October 19, 2 pm

The TAUNY Center, 53 Main, Canton, NY

TAUNY will honor the 2014 North Country Heritage Award Recipients.
Celebrate these groups and their contribution to culture in the North Country!

This year's North Country Legends are Island Chapel Interdenominational Services of Upper Saranac Lake, Kontiwennenha:Wi --Akwesasne Women Singers, for traditional Mohawk music, and the Polish American Citizens Club of Lewis County Polka Dances.

The event is free and is open to the public.
For more information:
 
varick@tauny.org or call 315-386-4289


  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 5 * Gut Health * Thursday, October 23 
What creates and destroys healthy gut micro-organisms, how to optimize diet and lifestyle for top notch gut & whole body health.
NOTE: Different location!
One time location: EJ Noble Medical Center, 2nd floor of new wing on left side of building, 80 E. Main St., Canton, NY, across from Price Chopper, next to Best Western, look for orange "Workshop Site" sign!)


  Join in any one session or take them all!

  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(except 10/23, 11/20 & 27 as noted.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com


  • an LLV-coordinated event        
Women & Wood
How to
Safely Split and Stack Firewood
Saturday, October 25, 10 am - noon

Don't let the men in your life have all the fun! 
Join us for a third year of learning the best tools a women can use for this essential activity for many northern New Yorkers.

Our host Betsy Kepes splits and stacks wood for her wood-heated, solar-powered home in the hills of Pierrepont. Wood splitting doesn't require a masculine physique, and it's a great way to get some exercise while putting away fuel for the winter.
With a splitting maul and a metal wedge, anyone can learn to split open a big round of wood. Women in the workshop will learn which types of tree are best for firewood and easiest to split.
Participants will practice using a 6# maul and a wedge and learn various ways to stack firewood.

Clothing for this workshop should include heavy shoes or work boots, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Bring work gloves and glasses (sunglasses are fine) for eye protection.  If you have tools you'd like to share or learn more about, bring them along.

Due to limited attendance, attendees must RSVP to attend this event. There is a suggested donation of $17, or $7student. Scholarships are available when you RSVP.
Email us at LocallivingVenture@gmail.com to RSVP for your spot -- we will send you the location and other information.





  • an LLV-coordinated event           
 Bees & BeeKeeping  
 Monthly Discussion Group 
 

Wednesday, October
29, 7 pm
Bees & Beekeeping Discussion Group gathering
EJ Noble Center, second floor, Betty Evans Community Room
80 E. Main Street, Canton
(next to Best Western, across from Price Chopper)

All are welcome to the Bees & Beekeeping Discussion Group gathering, almost always on the LAST Wednesday of each month. Join us for this informal monthly gathering of bee enthusiasts - a chat fest of beekeeping information!  All are welcome! 

"Bee" on the lookout for more in our series of beginner to advanced workshops.

"Bee" in touch -- join us!  Email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to receive notice of workshops and events.  Also, check out  "The BeeHive", our Resource Page!

The Discussion Group is on a pass-the-hat, free-will donation basis to support the club and the Local Living Venture workshop programming.




  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 6 * Proteins, Carbs & Fats * Thursday, October 30 
What they all are, why we need them, and where to get them (healthiest food choices.)

  Join in any one session or take them all!
  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(11/20 & 27 as noted.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com





Volunteer with us!

Click here for current opportunities






November 2014
~ information on how to register for an LLV event appears above & below the monthly listings ~




TAUNY & SLU Contra Club's                                                       (Not an LLV coordinated event) 
Community Contra Dances 
Saturday, November 1, 7 pm 
The TAUNY Center in downtown Canton


Monthly Community Contra Dances will be called by Beth Robinson and accompanied by a Tune School band which meets weekly at The TAUNY Center to prepare.

Originally brought to the area by settlers from New England, contra is a style of folk dancing similar to square dancing but danced in long lines, a form that makes the dances more accessible to beginners. These community contra dances are lead by a caller and easy to learn. They are open to everyone in the community regardless of age or experience, and provide a wonderful opportunity for people to come together for a community activity that carries on the tradition of country barn and social dances. The dances are also a great workout for anyone who wants to put a little extra spring in their step.

These dances are free and open to the public, but donations of $5-10 are appreciated at the door.

Musicians interested in playing at the dances are encouraged to join the Tune School on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:00pm at The TAUNY Center. Contact TAUNY at
programs@tauny.org or 315-386-4289 with any questions.




Soares Grounding and Bonding Seminar                 (Not an LLV coordinated event) 
SUNY Canton CREST Center, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY
Monday, November 3, 8:30- 5:00

If you are in the Electrical contracting or inspection industry, HVAC or General Contracting at any level this Seminar is for you.  Grounding and Bonding is one of the most covered topics in the National Electrical Code, learn the latest techniques to insure your work and or designs meet code.
This course is also suited for Architects and Engineers to attend. 

For more information:  http://www.canton.edu/crest/


  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 7 * Detox Nourishment Diets * Thursday, November 6 
What they are, why they work, how to implement simple and more involved detoxes.

  Join in any one session or take them all!
  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(11/20 & 27 as noted.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com



     (Not an LLV coordinated event)           
A Celebration of GardenShare's Future
Drinks and Dinner at 1844 House
6885 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY
Thursday, November 6, 5:30



GardenShare  welcomes their new Executive Director, North Country native, Gloria McAdam.
This annual fundraiser supports GardenShare, making healthy, sustainable food choices accessible to everyone.

Enjoy an elegant meal with an emphasis on fresh and locally grown foods. The menu can be seen by clicking
here.
$85 per person. RSVP by November 3 at this link

A selection of works from Gary Pierce of Chipman Woodworks will be available for raffle and purchase, with proceeds to benefit GardenShare.





35th Anniversary  of "Blueline"         (Not an LLV coordinated event) 
Friday, November 7 
Between the Buns Restaurant, 6 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY


Celebrate 35 years of  Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks! Focusing on the region’s great beauty and legacy, the magazine features high quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, along with exceptional photography and art. 

Cocktail hour begins at 6pm, with dinner at 7pm, followed by the evening’s entertainment: Readings from several Blueline writers and then live music from the well-known rock trio The John McNutt Band, from Philadelphia, PA.

A silent auction will welcome bids for fine glassware, gift baskets, and art by Nate Infante.

Ticket price includes one drink and a full buffet dinner: $40/Adult and $23/student (21 and older).
Please purchase tickets in advance by contacting Dr. Donald McNutt at mcnuttdj@potsdam.edu





  •    an LLV-coordinated event     
It's a Wrap!                                                    
Wrapping your Bee Hives for Winter
Saturday, November 8, 3 – 4:30 pm
11 Needham Rd, Potsdam, NY


Presented by Martin's Needham Road Market and the Local Living Venture.  

We look forward to a fun and informative afternoon with our host Luke Martin.

This is an informal opportunity to learn Luke's successful and mindful technique of wrapping bee hives for the winter,while considering ways to deal with radiant heat and condensation. Luke uses easily obtained materials to wrap the hive and trap any radiant heat that may be available. He will address the concern for proper circulation to prevent killing condensation while over-wintering, as it is important that the top of the hive be allowed to "breathe".

Please dress appropriately for the weather as this workshop is outside and will be held rain or shine.

For this unique learning experience, a $17 general public, $10 Bee Group Member, $30 for a couple, $7 student donation is requested to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation.

Email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to Register -- include your phone number(s) and the number in your party -- and we will send you the location and directions as well as any other pertinent information.





  •   an LLV-coordinated event         

Sewing 101  *  A Make and Take!                 
PLUS  Sewing Machine Maintenance & Troubleshooting


Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
 
Potsdam, NY - RSVP for location and detailed directions.

Sew a re-usable, sturdy tote/grocery bag using your own materials, or from up-cycled fabric. No previous sewing experience necessary.

Bring your own sewing machine if you have one!  We will also learn about sewing machine maintenance, troubleshooting, and simple repairs.


Presenter Marcia Cox is a part of a network of enthusiastic seamstresses in St. Lawrence County eager to pass on her knowledge and commitment to utilizing recyclable materials while creating useful everyday items. She has been teaching sewing techniques, sewing machine maintenance, and simple repair for twenty years.

For this unique learning experience, a $22 general public, $40 couple, $10 student donation is requested to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.

Space is limited so reserve early!

Email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to Register and Reserve Your Spot -- include your phone number(s) and the number in your party -- and we will send you directions and other pertinent details.



  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 8 * Gluten Free Eating & Loving It * Thursday, November 13 
Many people find that they are unable to tolerate the proteins found in gluten-containing grains. For anyone curious about Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, and all the current talk around eating gluten-free.

  Join in any one session or take them all!
  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
  Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4
(except 11/20 & 27due to holiday.)


The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com




  • an LLV-coordinated event        
Making Soft Cheese
Hands-on Making German Quark

Saturday, November 15, 10 - 12
Canton, NY

Details to follow. Check back soon!



  • an LLV-coordinated event        
Goatsmilk Soap Making Workshop

Saturday, November 15, 2-4
Potsdam, NY (near Crary Mills)

Learn to make soap using goat milk and lard
Details to follow. Check back soon!



  • an LLV Partnership event      
DONATE YOUR OLD, YOUR (not too) WORN, YOUR TIRED
America Recycles Day - Textile Recovery Program


Saturday, November 15

The New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR) is spearheading a Textile Recovery Campaign to promote awareness about reusing or recycling textiles.  This is a statewide educational campaign that will be rolled out on America Recycles Day, with various partners such as the Local Living Venture.  Textiles include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, towels, draperies and stuffed animals.  In the US, approximately 85% of unwanted textiles are land-filled - only 15% are donated to thrift stores.  The average US citizen throws away approximately 70 lbs of textiles per year for a total of 21 billion pounds.

Join in and gather your goods to donate on that day (or in some cases the week leading up tot he date as well.)  More details coming soon to our Thrift Map page...please bookmark it and check back in as the event develops!






Volunteer with us!
Click here for current opportunities





December 2014

~ information on how to register for an LLV event appears above & below the monthly listings ~



  • an LLV-coordinated event          
 Whole Health & Healing Academy 
 Session 9 * Divine Weight Loss * Thursday, December 4 
Wellness for weight loss in food choices, crowding out mindless eating, adding in healthy options.

  Join in any one session or take them all!
  Continues m
ost Thursdays through Dec. 4, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Potsdam Community Room, above police station, RSVP for detailed directions.

   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required.
   Held every Thursday - same time and location through December 4



The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.


What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
"The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester. Attendees who successfully complete a certain number of sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.
Session Outlines
Please click here for full details


This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.



  • Please see the Registration & Admission information -- click here for more information.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are not required but are suggested.
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com





TAUNY & SLU Contra Club's                                     (Not an LLV coordinated event) 
Community Contra Dances 
Saturday, December 13, 7 pm  
Sykes Formal Lounge, SLU, Canton, NY


Monthly Community Contra Dances will be called by Beth Robinson and accompanied by a Tune School band which meets weekly at The TAUNY Center to prepare.

Originally brought to the area by settlers from New England, contra is a style of folk dancing similar to square dancing but danced in long lines, a form that makes the dances more accessible to beginners. These community contra dances are lead by a caller and easy to learn. They are open to everyone in the community regardless of age or experience, and provide a wonderful opportunity for people to come together for a community activity that carries on the tradition of country barn and social dances. The dances are also a great workout for anyone who wants to put a little extra spring in their step.

These dances are free and open to the public, but donations of $5-10 are appreciated at the door.

Musicians interested in playing at the dances are encouraged to join the Tune School on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:00pm at The TAUNY Center. Contact TAUNY at programs@tauny.org or 315-386-4289 with any questions.






To register for an event
  • Please note the names in your party and contact information
    (home and cell phone numbers, if applicable, as well as email addresses)
  • We will send a confirmation reply within 24-48 hours generally, including any necessary information you may need. 
  • RSVP to (315) 347-4223 or SustLivingProject@gmail.com
    Email confirmations are greatly preferred, when possible. 

  • Thank you and we look forward to meeting you in person
    at one of these fun and educational events!




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Local Living Festival
at the Canton Village Green

unless
we have our own land by then!
September 26, 2015




 
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