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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!
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See below for
Descriptions of Upcoming Events



INDEX OF UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

November  scroll down for full description
Holiday Shopping at Indoor Farmers' Markets
Dog Costume Contest
American and Continental Knitting Workshop
Community Contra Dance
Latin Dance Party

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
Hempgnosis!
Sewing 101 - A Make & Take!

Whole Health & Healing Academy: Gluten Free Eating & Loving It
Access to Capital: Food, Beverage and Agricultural Enterprises
Making Mozzarella Cheese
Goat Milk Soap Demo

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

December  scroll down for full descriptions
Holiday Shopping at Indoor Farmers' Markets
Giving Tuesday

Whole Health & Healing Academy: Divine Weight Loss
2014Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Contest
Community Contra Dance
Bees & Beekeeping Discussion Group on hiatus in December

January  scroll down for full descriptions
Clarkson University Annual Wellness Fair


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




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





HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT INDOOR FARMERS’ MARKET      (Not a LLV coordinated event) 


Farmers’ Markets in Potsdam, Canton and Ogdensburg have moved indoors and are offering a bumper crop of items!
 


The Potsdam Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday, from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the front lobby of Cheel Arena on the Clarkson University Campus.  This market will continue throughout the winter months and into early spring. (Market will be closed December 13th.)

 

The Ogdensburg Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays (First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford Street, from 9 am to 1 pm) until December 13 AND on Thursdays (in the cafeteria of Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, from 2- 5 pm) until December 11th.

 

New this year! Canton’s Farmers’ Market will be held inside the Canton Presbyterian Church on Fridays 9 am to 2 pm. This market ends on December 19th.

 

For Thanksgiving, shoppers can purchase various types of produce, freshly made baked goods (including gluten free options), eggs, hormone - free meat, and locally produced wine and maple products.

 

Don’t forget about the market for holiday gift shopping! “Local Saturday” is recognized as the Saturday following the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy. Farmers’ markets are a great place to find unique North Country gifts and decorations like wreaths, garland and centerpieces!



                                                                                                                                 (Not a LLV coordinated event) 
 Dog Costume Contest

Saturday November 1, 11:30- noon
Potsdam Agway, 14 Pine St., Potsdam, NY


Dress your Dog for Halloween! Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, funniest, scariest, craziest, and fanciest!
The grand prize is a $50 gift card for Potsdam Agway.

Registration is from 11:30 - 12.
Judging will begin at noon.

Registration is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Potsdam Community Dog Park.


      (Not a LLV coordinated event)           
American and Continental Knitting with Jody Horwitz

Saturday, November 1, 1 - 3 pm
TAUNY Center, 53 Main St, Canton, NY


Jody Horwitz will lead a workshop on American and Continental knitting styles. Students will need to bring worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles for the yarn they bring. 

This skill building lesson will teach the difference between American and Continental knitting styles and does not focus on completing a project. It is designed to prepare a knitter for Fair Isle knitting, carrying 2 colors of yarn with one in each hand, and is good training for the Fair Isle Headband workshop scheduled for December 13 at The TAUNY Center. It may also help knitters increase their knitting speed.

Cost for the workshop is $15 ($12 for TAUNY Friends) and registration is required.
For more information or to register call The TAUNY Center at
315-386-4289 or email programs@tauny.org.





TAUNY & SLU Contra Club's                                                       (Not a 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.



                                                                                                         (Not a LLV coordinated event)  
Latin Dance Party!! 
featuring Crane Latin Ensemble


Saturday, November 2, 9pm- midnight
BTB Restaurant, 6 Elm St, Potsdam, NY


Bring your friends and Dance to Crane's 20 piece Latin Band!
Salsa dance lessons 9-10pm, Music and Dancing 10-12 midnight!
Cash bar will be open and Equal Exchange Chocolate will be available to purchase.

Tickets are $7 students, $12 adults 
Advance tickets can be bought at Northern Music and Video and Nature's Storehouse in Canton.

All proceeds benefit the Little River Community School.




Soares Grounding and Bonding Seminar
         (Not an LLV coordinated event) 

Monday, November 3, 8:30- 5:00

SUNY Canton CREST Center, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY

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, decades-long beekeeper 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 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.

Registration Suggested but Not Required
Email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com -- please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party -- and we will send you the directions as well as any other pertinent information.




Hempgnosis!                                                              (Not a LLV coordinated event)  
A week of activities on Hemp Education

November 10-14
Paul Smith’s College

Monday, November 10
, 10:10 am, Library Room 107
View a screening of the award-winning documentary film  – Bringing It Home, which chronicles all the benefits and uses of hemp  and explores its history and current farming legalization efforts.
For more information about the film: www.bringingithomemovie.com

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 and 12
The Adirondack Mycology Club will be making more Hemp Oyster Kits – growing delicious and nutritious oyster mushrooms on hemp.  Want to learn and participate?  Contact Tom Huber at
thuber@paulsmiths.edu

Thursday, November 13, 6:30pm, Adirondack Room of the Library
Author, Doug Fine travels to PSC to present:  Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution. Through funny, in-the-field storytelling and slides, Doug Fine outlines the Tri-cropping model he describes in his book.Tri-cropping is a community-based hemp-harvesting model for local benefit from hemp’s oil, fiber and energy.​
There will be various hemp samples and information provided. Along with special guests HempFully Green of Vermont and American Seed and Oil! 

Friday, November 14th, 10:10am, Adirondack Room of the Library
Author Doug Fine shares his personal story as a solar powered, goat-herding homesteader living in New Mexico, and his current explorations in researching industrial hemp across the globe.  He is in the process of writing his second book on the hemp revolution.


Questions about Hempgnosis?  Contact Lydia Barnes at lbarnes@s.paulsmiths.edu
Hempgnosis
is funded by the Campus Sustainability Fund, and co-sponsored by TRiO-SSS and the Adk Mycology Club





  •   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 - please 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.

PHOTO CREDIT
www.learnersonline.com/science-3/environment/bag-it-the-fight-over-grocery-bags/



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!

To RSVP and for important details:
www.sustainablelivingproject.net/workshops-groups/sewing-101-plus-machine-troubleshooting



  • 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




Access to Capital:                                                        (Not a LLV coordinated event)             
Food, Beverage and Agricultural Enterprises


Thursday, November 13, 9am - 12:30
Campus Center, SUNY Canton, Canton,  NY


A FREE workshop and resource expo for Food, Beverage, and Agricultural Enterprises in NY state.
Get the inside perspective from experts and lenders about different types of financing and related issues.

For more information and to register:
http://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/events/regional_outreach/2014/1113-2014.html


  • an LLV-coordinated event        
The Art and Craft of
Making Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

  a MAKE 'n TAKE! 

Saturday, November 15, 10 - 12
Canton, NY

This useful and delicious offering in the series of Resourceful Living Skills Workshops from the LLV will be a fun hands-on morning with Emlyn Crocker. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of making home-made mozzarella cheese in your own kitchen - and you will go home with your very own handcrafted ball of yummy cheese! 

Space is limited to 12 so reserve early!

To RSVP and for more details:
www.sustainablelivingproject.net/workshops-groups/making-fresh-mozzarella-cheese


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  • an LLV-coordinated event        
Kitchen Sink Soap Demo:
Learn the Basics of Soapmaking
Using Goats Milk & Lard


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



 Alison Brant of Homestead Soap shares this great opportunity to learn the basics of soap making using goat milk, lard, and other typical household items. Alison will demonstrate for you and discuss related topics such as lye, rendering lard, creating your own soap recipes and more.


Space is limited so reserve early!

To RSVP and for important details:
www.sustainablelivingproject.net/workshops-groups/soapmaking


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  • an LLV Partnership event      
DONATE YOUR OLD, YOUR WORN, YOUR TIRED
America Recycles Day - Textile Recovery Program


Saturday, November 15 - Saturday, November 22

Clothing, bedding, and toys -- 85% of these items end up in landfills instead of being re-used (if in good shape) or recycled into rugs, rags and other items.  Now we can do something about it!

The New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR) is spearheading a Textile Recovery Campaign called "Clothes The Loop NY" to promote awareness - and take action - about reusing or recycling textiles. 

This is a statewide educational campaign that will be rolled out on America Recycles Day, with various partners, including the
LLV.

Uploaded Image: /uploads/textile_recovery_working_group/clothes_the_loop_logo_tagline.jpg



Check out the full webpage
        for details HERE.







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

Wednesday, November 19
, 7 pm  (one week earlier than usual due to the holiday)
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.






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 ~






HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT INDOOR FARMERS’ MARKET      (Not a LLV coordinated event) 


Farmers’ Markets in Potsdam, Canton and Ogdensburg have moved indoors and are offering a bumper crop of items!
 


The Potsdam Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday, from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the front lobby of Cheel Arena on the Clarkson University Campus.  This market will continue throughout the winter months and into early spring. (Market will be closed December 13th.)

 

The Ogdensburg Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays (First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford Street, from 9 am to 1 pm) until December 13 AND on Thursdays (in the cafeteria of Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, from 2- 5 pm) until December 11th.

 

New this year! Canton’s Farmers’ Market will be held inside the Canton Presbyterian Church on Fridays 9 am to 2 pm. This market ends on December 19th.

 

For Thanksgiving, shoppers can purchase various types of produce, freshly made baked goods (including gluten free options), eggs, hormone - free meat, and locally produced wine and maple products.

 

Don’t forget about the market for holiday gift shopping! “Local Saturday” is recognized as the Saturday following the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy. Farmers’ markets are a great place to find unique North Country gifts and decorations like wreaths, garland and centerpieces!



Giving Tuesday                                                                                                    (not a LLV Coordinated event)
Tuesday, December 2

We have a day for giving thanks; we have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
On Giving Tuesday charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.  Check out the short YouTube video!


  • 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



2014 Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest                             (Not a LLV coordinated event) 
The TAUNY Center, Canton, NY
Entries are due Thursday, December 4th
 
 
TAUNY invites community members of all ages to participate in the 2014 Sugar & Spice Contest. This year's theme is "Local Landmarks" with a  focus on TAUNY's Register of Very Special Places (RVSP).

The Register of Very Special Places celebrates local and regional landmarks that are meaningful to communities around the North Country. The register can be found at NorthCountryFolklore.org/rvsp.

In addition to the prizes for the best entry in four age group categories and a “People’s Choice” award, a prize will be given to the person who best represents one of the sites on the RVSP. Any local landmark is eligible for the contest, however.
 For more information visit TAUNY.org or contact TAUNY at programs@tauny.org or 315-386-4289.





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.



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

Will resume in January
For details, check out  "The BeeHive", our Resource Page!






 January 2015

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




Clarkson University Annual Wellness Fair                     (Not a LLV coordinated event)                                 
Tuesday, January 27, 10 am - 2 pm








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)
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  • 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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OUTREACH TABLING EVENTS


Look for our informational tables at local events! 
We welcome volunteers to join us as well
- please reply here if that is of interest to you!

See this link for details

For general Volunteer Opportunities, see this link please

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 MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Local Living Festival
at the Canton Village Green

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




 
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