Glimmerglass Film Days offers 10th season of independent films and filmmaker talks

The tenth season of Glimmerglass Film Days will be held at multiple locations in Cooperstown, NY, November 10-14, with select films available to stream November 18-20. A program of Otsego 2000, the film festival seeks to highlight the best in independent films with a broad environmental focus. The theme this year is Connection. Seventeen filmmakers will be in attendance. glimmerglassfilmdays.org

Upcoming Events and Workshops at Luck Dragon, Delhi

Luck Dragon is a newly opened art and craft supply store and gathering space located at 100 Main Street, Delhi. Upcoming events and workshops include:

9/24, 7:30 pm  Music performance by Jonathan Snyder and Dan Derks

10/8, 2–4 pm  Soldering Small Electronics (Brian Crabtree)

10/15, 1–3:30 pm  Yarn Touching / Hats 1.0 (Heather Phelps-Lipton)

For a full schedule, descriptions, and more offerings including multi-session classes, visit the website.

 

Clean Sweep: Chemical Disposal Day on Saturday, October 8

For safe disposal of household hazardous waste such as pharmaceuticals, sharps, automotive solvents, fluorescent bulbs, and caustics, register for an appointment on Saturday, October 8th, to bring your items through a contactless, drive-through drop-off site in Delhi. Register by October 1st online here or call 607.865.6474.

This is an annual event, free of charge, for Delaware County residents, small businesses, and farms. For further information, email cleansweepdelaware@gmail.com.

“Zero Waste or Pretty Darn Close,” A Seminar in Hobart, Oct 1

On Saturday, October 1, 10 am–noon, the Hobart Rotary Club will host a ‘how-to’ seminar on waste reduction by Whitney Point, NY Rotarians Chris and Cindy Burger. This event will take place at the Hobart United Methodist Church, 204 Maple Avenue at the corner of Pearl Street. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Mary van Valkenburg, 646.279-4175, or via email.

“Chosen,” a film screening at SUNY-Delhi, September 29

On Thursday, September 29, 6 pm, SUNY-Delhi presents a film screening of CHOSEN (directed by Joseph Juhn, 2022). This documentary follows five Korean Americans, of vastly diverse backgrounds with competing political views, who ran for US Congress in the 2020 election cycle. Screening takes place on campus at E-Tower 104 “Pit.” The director Joseph Juhn will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.  This event is hosted by SUNY-Delhi School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and sponsored by Erpf Sanford Visiting Professors Program. Watch the trailer here.

Eco Printing workshop with Maggie Pate

Textile artist Maggie Pate teaches an introduction to eco-printing at the West Kortright Centre. Capture a moment in time with this seasonal workshop using a mix of summer flowers and fall foliage. Participants will eco-print a luscious 100% silk charmeuse scarf of their own design.
Pre-registration required.
$135/$125 (WKC members) all materials included.
Register online or call (607) 278-5454.
49 West Kortright Church Rd, East Meredith

Maggie Pate is a slow textile artist and natural dyer located in the Hudson Valley. She has spent years experimenting with Nature’s colors and how to utilize them on fiber, weavings, and in paint mediums. Over the course of her 10+ years, she has traveled across the globe to teach workshops and spark interest in the cross section of botanical arts and slow textiles.

Stone Wall Building Workshop with Pat Ryan (9/17 &18)

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 10 am – 4 pm
In this two-day off-site workshop in Jefferson, NY, participants will learn the basics of building free-standing dry-laid stone walls under the instruction of a stone wall professional with over 20 years of experience. Learn how to sort and choose stones, use gravity to create a stable structure, and carve your initials in the new wall.

$200 per person/$180 (West Kortright Centre members)
Ages 17+
Pre-registration required <link>
Address will be sent to registrants.

Bring your own lunch, gloves, heavy boots, and a stone hammer (if you have one).

Instructor Pat Ryan has been building stone walls since 1995. His stonework can be found at Brewery Ommegang, the Lakeview Event Center (in Laurens), and at numerous private residences and religious communities.

Mei Stone Wind Trio in Stamford (9/18)

On Sunday, September 18, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Mei Stone Wind Trio: Mei Stone (flute), Jin Yingcun Jin (clarinet), and Tristan Baban (bassoon). This special program features works by Mozart, Beethoven, Donjon, Couperin, Walckiers, Villa-Lobos, and Osborne.

Masks are required at this indoor concert. Admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $12 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; free for ages 13 and under. Reservations are recommended as church seating is limited. 

Contact FOMAdmin@friendsmusic.org or (518) 918-8003 for reservations. Walk-ups are welcome, space permitting. 

This performance is generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, Stamford, and funded by the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation and individual donors. For more information about Friends of Music, visit www.friendsmusic.org.

Storytelling Event, September 25, 3pm at the Walton Theater

Everyone is invited to the next Storytelling Event on Sunday, September 25 at 3pm. The venue will be the Walton Theater, 30 Gardiner Place, Walton. Free for all to attend.

This edition of Storytellers will feature an all-woman lineup. As the political currents in this country begin to push against women’s rights, it’s a fitting time to hear the female perspective on things.

Opening the afternoon will be a short musical performance with Mihoko Suzuki on piano, Mike Suchorski on drums, and Tim Cramer on the bass. It will be an engaging and entertaining afternoon.

For further information, contact Lou Marrelli. loumarrelli@yahoo.com

West Kortright Fair

After a two-year hiatus, the West Kortright Centre’s annual family-friendly, summer’s end celebration returns to East Meredith. On Sunday, September 4, from noon–6 PM, the West Kortright Fair features three live bands, fresh local foods, an epic bake sale, local artisans and other vendors, a rummage sale, and plenty of children’s entertainment—including Wacky Wendy and her whimsical paper craft hats. Admission is by pay-what-you-can donation. The concert tent features West Kortright Centre Shakespeare alums Moppy Copperwheat and Zara Zee performing at 12:30 PM as the ”antifolk” duo Sourdoe, followed by the North Atlantic fiddle music of Drank the Gold at 2:15 PM. At 4:30 PM, Atom & the Orbits blast off from the early rock & roll universe with a set of danceable two-minute old-school power pop songs à la Chuck Berry.

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(FREE) Songbird Sessions: The Nate & Kate Kids Show

On Sunday, August 28 at 2 pm, the West Kortright Centre presents The Nate & Kate Kids Show, a free indoor performance of children’s songs and juggling. This popular Ithaca-based duo balances entertainment value and artistry, featuring cello, guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano, harmony vocals, humorous original songs, sing-along favorites, hilariously impressive musical juggling routines, and audience participation. Nate & Kate’s unique vaudeville-inspired variety show is geared towards families with children ages 2-8.

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(8/20) WKC Backyard Bash fundraiser featuring the Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms Country Band

Saturday, August 20
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, performing at The WKC with a full 6-piece band, channel the spirit of legendary country duos in a contemporary blend of honky-tonk and traditional bluegrass.

This outdoor fundraising event includes a 5PM barbeque dinner and a 6PM concert (two-step dance lessons also included!)

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Bricktop, Legend of the Jazz Age, at the Franklin Stage Company, Aug 5–21

Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present “Bricktop, Legend of the Jazz Age,” August 5–21, a play, written by Cathey Sawyer, directed by Rodney S. Hudson. Bricktop is the story of jazz, of African Americans in performance, of racial relations, and of Paris before and after WWII. Bricktop recounts her humble beginnings in Alderson, West Virginia through her career as a cabaret performer and club owner that took her around the world, made her the companion of royalty, a favorite of writers and musicians, and the “Doyenne” of café society in Paris.

For more information and to reserve seats for this admission-free production (with a suggested donation $25 per person), click here.

Resistance Revival Chorus

Saturday, August 6, 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
This collective of women and non-binary singers join together to breathe joy & song into the resistance and to uplift & center women’s voices.
Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome. $30 ($25 WKC members) in advance; $35 ($30 WKC members) day-of. $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under. Advance ticketing closes at midnight on Friday, August 5.
Tickets & more information: https://westkc.org/eventbrite-event/resistance-revival-chorus/

The Brother Brothers

Thursday, August 4, at 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY

Acoustic folk duo The Brother Brothers are David and Adam Moss, identical twins who have a story about everything. Their humble, earnest songs celebrate life and its beauty. The brothers’ virtuosic musicianship and close harmonies have earned them frequent comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel, as well as coveted performance slots at Edmonton Folk Festival, Nelsonville Music Festival, FreshGrass Music Festival, and more. The Brother Brothers were featured on Rolling Stone Country’s 2018 “Top 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” list.

$10-$20
Tickets and more information: https://westkc.org/eventbrite-event/the-brother-brothers/

The West Kortright Centre presents: Shakespeare in the Valley

Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30
6PM – Introduction to Acting’s adaptation of The Love For Three Oranges, based on a story by Carlo Gozzi
7PM – Picnic Dinner (bring your own, or purchase hot dogs/veggie burgers on-site)
8PM – The Winter’s Tale, by the teenage Shakespeare, Music for Shakespeare, and Costume Design participants of the West Kortright Centre’s Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops.
Advance tickets are recommended in order to avoid a long ticket line: https://westkc.org/…/shakespeare-in-the-valley-the…/
Rain or shine, bring your own lawn seating

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Rachael & Vilray

On Sunday, July 24, at 4PM, the West Kortright Centre presents a timeless performance by Rachael and Vilray. Rachael Price, frontwoman of the hit multi-genre band Lake Street Dive, and singer and guitarist Vilray Blair Bolles sing intimate arrangements of forgotten treasures, interspersed with original minimalist original works that evoke the Golden Age of radio. The duo’s shared affinity for Jazz Age musicals, Tin Pan Alley music, and other songs from the ‘30s through ‘50s informs their vibrant arrangements, creating a fresh yet nostalgic sound. 

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Free Yoga in Delhi Town Square, August 6

Sabrina Vedete Elmaliah will lead a free yoga session on Delhi Village Square, Saturday, August 6, 10–11 am. All levels and ages welcome. Bring yoga mat or towel, sunscreen, water, and a friend.

Sabrina Vedete Elmaliah, MA is the founder of Sacred Lotus, a movement in herbal wellness. She is a 200RYT Yoga teacher committed to liberation, inspiration, and remembering divine love.

Free Yoga in Delhi Town Square, July 9

Sabrina Vedete Elmaliah will lead a free yoga session on Delhi Village Square, Saturday, July 9, 10–11 am. All levels and all ages welcome. Bring yoga mat or towel, sunscreen, water, and a friend.

Sabrina Vedete Elmaliah, MA is the founder of Sacred Lotus, a movement in herbal wellness. She is a 200RYT Yoga teacher committed to liberation, inspiration, and remembering divine love.

Jake Blount

Saturday, July 9, 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith NY
www.westkc.org

Award-winning banjoist, fiddle player, and singer Jake Blount is a specialist in the early folk music of Black Americans, including spirituals, blues, and string band repertoire.

“An Afrofuturist in roots-music garb”— NPR.

Tickets: $15-25; $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under.

Petals and Pigments: Bundle Dying with Maggie Pate

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 10AM – 1PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY 13757

Students will create a silk scarf that is bright and unique using dried petals from seasonal flowers, food waste scraps, and pigments from natural dye extracts. In this steam color dye technique, each attendee will lay out their design then bundle their fiber into a roll and steam bath the piece. After 1 hour in a steam bath, the scarves will reveal brilliantly saturated atmospheric patterns. Pre-registration required: LINK

$95 ($85/WKC members) all materials included.

 

July 2: KIDSTOCK! Music, Food, and Country Fun

KIDSTOCK!
July 2, 11 am – 4pm
Rain or shine

A fun afternoon with live music for kids, featuring Shinbone Alley (a jazz band on stilts), Senegalese percussionist Amadou Diallo, and Miss Pam’s Jamboree. Additional entertainment and activities include Mike the Juggler, the Community Music Network’s instrument petting zoo, face painting, recycled fabric jewelry making, build-your-own-terrarium, native plant giveaway, an obstacle course, and more!
Pay what you can (suggested donation: $20/family).
Food available from Catskill Momos and The Tulip and the Rose, plus Freestyle Confections.
This event is sponsored by Andes Hotel, Bovina Montessori, Catskill Country Living, Ecoagents, and Christine Egan & Scott DeSimon.



West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith
info@westkc.org
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June 19: WKC Landscape and Garden Tour

The 31st annual West Kortright Centre Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, June 19 in the Jefferson-Milford-Worcester area. This popular self-guided tour is a beautiful journey along country roads. Support a local non-profit arts organization while getting a rare insider look at how local garden enthusiasts have enhanced their outdoor environments. Pre-registration is required. LINK

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June 18: Still/Together – Lokasparśa Dance Projects

Lokasparśa Dance Projects, a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts 2022 Choreographic Commission, will perform the world premiere of its latest work, Still/Together, on Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 PM at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith. This new work, choreographed by Artistic Director clyde forth of Jefferson, NY, investigates unnoticed connections, stillness, time, and light, incorporating video projection and vocal/text elements within the dance.

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June 18: (FREE) Songbird Sessions: Intro to Improvisational Dance (for ages 8-12)

Saturday, June 18, 11:30-12:30
at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith
How do you create beauty and meaning without choreography? Learn to navigate space as a physical body and as an ensemble through games based on the principles of Contact Improv, Modern Dance, and The Underscore (Nancy Stark Smith).
This workshop is led by Angelica Palmer and is part of The WKC FREE Songbird Sessions series of outdoor events for families. Pre-registration is required due to space limitations.
Registration link
This event is sponsored by Andes Hotel, Bovina Montessori, Catskill Country Living, Christine Egan & Scott DeSimon, and Ecoagents.
More information about the Songbird Sessions series: https://westkc.org/songbird-sessions/

June 18: (FREE) Songbird Sessions: Growling, Climbing, & Flying (for ages 3-8)

Saturday, June 18, 10AM-11AM
at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith
Contact Improv for Littles and their Grownups (Ages 3-8)
Come dance and play with your child. Let your animals roar, explore new body playgrounds and fly together!
This workshop for children and their caregiver is led by Angelica Palmer and is part of our FREE Songbird Sessions series of outdoor events for families.
Pre-registration is required due to space limitations.
Registration link
One caregiver in attendance per child, please. In the event you need to cancel your registration, please let us know as soon as possible.
More information about the Songbird Sessions series: https://westkc.org/songbird-sessions/

Full Moon Sound Bath

Tuesday, June 14, 6pm
Sound Healing is the creation of subtle frequencies generated with specific instruments like Gongs, Singing Bowls, or crystal bowls, including voice chanting.
This event is led by Isabelle Berger Delgrange & Stephan Martel as part of a series of three Sound Bath offerings in East Meredith at The West Kortright Centre this summer. Together they create a safe & nurturing space, using the power of vibration to rebalance the whole body on both a physiological & emotional level.

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(FREE) Songbird Sessions: Arm-of-the-Sea Theater performs DIRT

On Saturday, June 11 at 2pm, the West Kortright Centre presents Arm-of-the-Sea Theater’s new mask & puppet production, DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the ground beneath our feet. Featuring live music and puppet figures ranging from 12″ to 12′ tall, the show reveals the photosynthetic alchemy of plants, the fungi’s dance of mutual delight, and the microbes’ herculean labors.
This event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.
Donations welcome. Bring your own lawn seating. Please arrive at least 15 mins early. Grounds open at 1pm. Picnickers welcome; masks encouraged.
DIRT is made possible by funds from the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation and the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, by grants from the New State Council on the Arts, and by the generosity of our community sponsors The Andes Hotel, Bovina Montessori, Catskill Country Living, Ecoagents, and Christine Egan & Scott DeSimon.

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Free Women’s Circle – Spiritual Connection

Join us at the Uplands Center in Walton for a free women’s circle! Our theme for this month is spiritual connection. We gather for community, connection, solidarity, and time in a beautiful outdoor setting.

The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome!

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Free Women’s Circle – Growth

Join us at the Uplands Center in Walton in on Tuesday, May 24th from 6 – 7:30 PM for this month’s women’s circle! Our theme for this month is growth.
 
Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather, breathe, move, reflect and connect!
 
The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome! We spend our time together in two sections:
 
First, we go through a short guided meditation, stretching, or experiential practice to help bring us into the body.
 
Then, I lead a discussion portion where we share based on the theme of the month in small groups and/or with the whole group. We end with a short song and share a snack together!
 
 
Location:
The Cherry Grove (outdoors if weather permits, otherwise inside in the Yoga Studio)
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY, 13856
 
 
Free! Space is limited! RSVP to chelsea@chelseafrisbee.com

Natural Dye Workshop at Star Route Farm (June 4 + 5)

Join Cara Marie Piazza at Star Route Farm for a comprehensive natural dye workshop over two days on June 4th and 5th. Explore the processes of hot extraction and bundle dyeing with floral waste and locally foraged material. Discussion topics will include a brief history of natural dyes, mordanting and dyeing fibers, and how to bring these techniques into your home. We will also learn about how using household items can shift the colors of your dye by modifying the pH. Each day each participant will dye and keep one silk handkerchief, four 16” x 16” cotton napkins, and four 6” x 18” silk Ahimsa swatches. The class costs $250 per day. Participants are welcome to come for one or both days. All tools and equipment are provided. The class will run from 10 AM to 4 PM with a light lunch at 12 PM.  25% of the workshop proceeds will go to Star Route Farm, which will support their work growing and donating organic produce to food justice organizations in the New York area. Please direct any questions to Cara at cara@caramariepiazza.com

Delaware County NY Supports Reproductive Rights – Fundraiser + May 7 Rally

A group of local residents has organized to raise funds to support the National Network of Abortion Funds, and organize a  community-supported raffle. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the NNAF and split among abortion funds nationwide. To donate or participate in the raffle: https://givebutter.com/DelCountySupport

There is also a RALLY on May 7th at noon at the Village Square.

“Haudenosaunee Culture, History, and Influences in Upstate New York” in Richfield Springs, Friday, April 29

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, Oneida Faithkeeper Diane Shenandoah and her son, musician Adah Shenandoah, will present a program featuring the significant influence the Haudenosaunee culture had on American democracy and the Women’s Suffrage movement. This presentation will take place on Friday, April 29, 5:30–6:30 pm, at the Lake House Restaurant, 2521 Cty Hwy 22, Richfield Springs.  Free admission; donations requested. For more information, click here for newspaper article about it.

Beltane Convergence

SAVE THE DATE: May 1st, 2022
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 19692 NY-28, Delhi, NY 13753
If you would like, please join us for the first of many gatherings.
PURPOSE TO COME TOGETHER …
Is to listen to and revere land and place together.
The land is calling us, so we are listening and gathering.
This is an open public place so if you’re there that day, join us!
There is spacious parking and from there, we’ll take an easy walk to the Butterfly Garden.

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“Utica, the Last Refuge,” a Film Screening at the Stanley Theater in Utica, May 5

The Delaware County Citizens for Refugee Support (DCCRS) will be attending and invites you to join for a film screening of “Utica: The Last Refuge” at the Stanley Theater in Utica on May 5, 7 pm. The event will be a fundraiser for Ukraine and an intro to the work of The Center in Utica, which provides refugee support. For details, go to Utica’s The Center’s website here.

May 7: Miso-Making workshop with Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower

There’s nothing like preparing your own fermented medicines from the Earth.

Join Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower at Hawk Circle for a full day of fermenting fun. Start off your morning with details on fermented food benefits. Then immediately move into preparing first and secondary Kombucha fermentation. After lunch, we’ll process Long Term Miso, get to learn to make and taste Short Term Miso and Dandelion, Leek, Nettles, Seaweed Healing Miso.

Go home with educational materials, Miso, a Kombucha Scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) and starter liquid to continue your Kombucha processing.

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Catskills Addiction Coalition 4th Annual Community Action Summit

The community is welcome to attend this free hybrid event to hear a panel discussion on evidence-based models of care to support people in the substance-use-disorder (SUD) community at the state and local level within the criminal justice system.

The in-person event will be hosted at the MTC Community Center, 61 Academy Street in Margaretville and online via zoom. The panel will be moderated by Berthilde Dufrene, Chief Nursing Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, Corrections Based Operations; and include panelists such as Jennifer Metzger of the NYS Cannabis Control Board and Sheriff Juan Figueroa from Ulster County. For information and to register, please go to the Catskills Addition Coalition website here.

Herbal Medicine CSA

Herbal Medicine CSA offering! Sign-ups for the 2022 Olamina Botanicals & Run Rig Farm Project “Community Supported Apothecary” are now open! This Farmer-herbalist collaboration offers seasonal herbal remedies made from the fresh and local medicinal plants we (Cassandra & Jess) grow with care. Tinctures, vinegars, fruit jellies, salves, incenses, bath salts, balms, and much, much more with guide members on a seasonal journey of incorporating herbal health into daily practice. Pick-ups in Hudson & Brooklyn, or shipping is available! Come along and celebrate food as medicine with us! Read more & sign up at https://www.olaminabotanicals.com/2022csa

Free Women’s Circle – Newness

Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather, reflect and connect!

The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome! We spend our time together in two sections:

First, Renee leads us through a short guided meditation, stretching, or experiential practice to help bring us into the body.

Then, Chelsea leads a discussion portion where we share based on the theme of the month in small groups and/or with the whole group. We end with a short song and share a snack together!

We’d love to have you join us!

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Jessica Farrell artist talk and panel discussion about the mental health crisis in Delaware County

On Saturday, February 19, 4:30 pm, in conjunction with Roxbury Arts Group’s presentation of The Wilderness Diary by Jessica Farrell, there will be a free artist talk and online panel discussion addressing the mental health crisis in our region and ways we can address the disparities in our healthcare system. Please register here for this program: https://roxburyartsgroup.org/event/the-wilderness-diary-2022-02-19/ 

Free Women’s Circle – Intentions for the New Year

As 2021 comes to a close, you may be reflecting on this past year and exploring what 2022 can bring. At our next Women’s Circle we will explore our intentions for the year ahead. Please join us on January 10th at 6pm in The Uplands Center yoga room for connection to self, others, and higher purpose!
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856
Each Women’s Circle begins with introductions, followed by a grounding practice (stretching, breathing, meditation, etc). We then explore prompts related to our theme using journaling, paired shares, and group discussions. The circle closes out with a song, and usually a tasty snack!
RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org – space is limited for this free gathering!

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Free Women’s Circle – Family

Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather, reflect and connect!

This month’s theme = Family

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be preparing to spend time with our loved ones. Whether we surround ourselves with our given families or our chosen families, we could all benefit from some reflection on what these connections mean to us.

Renee Hardenkamp and Chelsea Frisbee will lead this Women’s Circle exploring the topic of “family”. We will gather at 6pm on November 11th at The Uplands Center yoga room. It’s free! We’d love to have you join us! RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org

Wed Oct 27, 5-6:30pm: How to Save Local News (We Hope): An Online Roundtable

The River is hosting an online roundtable discussion on new models of local journalism. Panelists include:

  • Tim Bruno, general manager, WJFF Radio Catskill
  • Genia Wickwire, associate publisher, Ulster Publishing
  • Chip Rowe, editor, The Highlands Current
  • Alex Shiffer, publisher, Kingston Wire
  • Tom Zambito, investigative reporter, The Journal News, and member of Hudson Valley News Guild

Moderated by Phillip Pantuso and Lissa Harris of The River

register here.

suggested $5 donation.

Sacred Earth Women’s Retreat

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strong pull of what you really love. -Rumi

Gather. Remember. Connect.

SACRED EARTH GROUP WOMEN’S RETREAT
October 29 – 31

Remember what it’s like to be close to the earth, to sit under the stars, to be in the forest, to be part of the natural world, not separate from it. Gather with other like-minded women. Connect to the sacred earth, to your deeper self, to beauty, to soul – together. Spend two nights at a beautiful, new, intimate retreat center space in the forested foothills of the Catskill Mountains in Delancey, NY for:

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Women’s Circle – TRUST

Thursday, August 12 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Where:
The UPLANDS CENTER
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856

Why: Because we’re more powerful when we support each other!

Led by spiritual coach, Chelsea Frisbee, and yoga instructor, Renee Hardenkamp at a beautiful outdoor location at The Uplands Center in Walton, NY. Free! Space is limited – RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org

Dropping into Fall: Women’s Mini-Retreat at the Uplands

Drop into fall with support, intention, connection and joy! Join Chelsea Frisbee and Renee Hardenkamp for a special mini-retreat full of community, grounding earth-honoring practices, song, and ritualized ways to release and renew for this new season.
The setting: We’ll gather in the beautiful, majestic Cherry Grove that holds powerful energy for connection to the trees, viewshed, and ground below us. You’ll get the feeling that this place is holding you and that it loves supporting circles of women coming together to facilitate healing, growth and connection!
Saturday, September 11th from 9am-3pm
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Road
Walton, NY
Outline of activities:
Opening circle
Forest Bathing
Explore creativity with leaves & nature
Lunch – BYO
Song circle
Visioning workshop
Closing circle
This event is sponsored by The Uplands Center! We request a $10 contribution to reserve your spot. RSVP to chelsea@chelseafrisbee.com

half hidden: many portals

half hidden welcomes visitors to their exhibition “many portals”  viewable and listenable every Friday 4-6 and Saturday 11-6, during the month of September, at 100 1/2 Main Street. Visual arts, secret garden, wordy surprises, aural treats, and an esoteric library with offerings by Matt LeFleur, Melissa Thorne, Nancy Diamond, Emily Sprague, Brian Crabtree, Heather Phelps-Lipton, Kelli Cain, Dan Derks, Jesse Bransford, Trent Gill, and Sean Hellfritsh.

Art Exhibit

An Artist’s Soul: Form and Social Conscience

JANET WENTWORTH ERICKSON
A World of Diversity in Watercolor, Pastel, and Oil

July 17 – August 21, 2021
Reception for the Artist:
July 17, Saturday, from 4 – 6 PM

MURAL Art Gallery
631 E. Main Street, Hobart, NY
MURAL Art Gallery, 631 E. Main Street Hobart, New York 13788
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12PM – 4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT- 607-538-3002

www.muralgallery.org muralmain@gmail.com

Free Women’s Circle – Play Focus

Looking for more meaningful connection in your life? Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away from this small group feeling restored by connection to other women & the earth. This month, our theme is all about PLAY – how to bring more joy, curiosity, creativity, fun and play into your life!

Thursday, July 8th from 6:30 – 8 PM

Where:
The UPLANDS CENTER
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856

Why: Because we’re more powerful when we support each other!

Led by life coach, Chelsea Frisbee, and yoga instructor, Renee Hardenkamp at a beautiful outdoor location at The Uplands Center in Walton, NY. Free! Space is limited – RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org

Free Women’s Circle – Nature Focus

Looking for more connection as we come out of isolating times? Join Chelsea Frisbee and Renee Hardenkamp for a free Women’s Circle at The Uplands Center in Walton on Saturday, June 12th from 2 – 3:30 PM.
You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather in a beautiful natural setting, reflect and connect!
This month’s theme for experiential practice and discussion is connection to the natural world. RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org
Free!
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856

Free bystander intervention training to stop anti-Black harassment and police-sponsored violence

Hollaback! (nonprofit fighting harrassment) offers free, one-hour trainings to give people tools on how to safely intervene when you see police-sponsored, anti-black harassment or violence. They also have bystander intervention trainings specifically geared towards addressing gender harrassment and anti-Asian violence.
More information and registration here.

Outdoor Women’s Circle

Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather around a fire in a beautiful location, connect to nature, reflect and connect!

Saturday, April 3rd from 2 – 3:30 PM
This free monthly event will be held at:

The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY

Please RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org – 10 person limit

Led by Chelsea Frisbee & Renee Hardenkamp

Please dress for the weather and bring a journal/paper and a pen!

Feb 17: Deepening (or starting) Your Spiritual Practice – Free Workshop with Chelsea Frisbee

These days, we literally have the world at our fingertips. Information about pretty much any spiritual practice or tradition in the world is available to us – but how do we use that information and the incredible opportunity we have in this world of hyper-connectivity to build a meaningful, sustaining spiritual practice? And why does it even matter?

If you’ve been longing for more meaning in your life, wondering how to maintain spiritual practices outside of the “traditional” walls or community settings you’ve been accustomed to, or just curious about how to stay grounded and connected to something larger than yourself during these challenging times, this workshop is for you!

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W.I.D.E. #DinnerforaDifference Fundraiser!

WHO:  W.I.D.E is a local group of women promoting inclusivity, diversity and equity in our community through education, literature and the arts. Due to Covid, most of the funding is going to updating the local libraries and classrooms with modern literature that includes multicultural themes and minority voices.

WHAT:  #DinnerforaDifference is an Italian style dinner created by local Chef Deanna D’Angelo (ChefDeanna.com) with food donations by Catskill Regional Harvest. Suggested donation is $25 per plate and features a Farm Fresh Salad, Home Made Manicotti and Meatballs, and Garlic bread.  There is a vegetarian option without the meatballs. There will also be baked goods to buy at pick up to satisfy your sweet tooth, again, by donation.

While the suggested donation is $25/plate, any amount is happily accepted and dinners can also be sponsored. One can pay for a dinner and we will get it to a family in need.

WHEN:  Order today for pick up on Wednesday, January 20th from 4-6PM

WHERE: Two convenient pickup locations in Delhi and Bovina.

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Group Coaching Life Purpose Workshop

From Land Yoga (Andes):

This 8-week course is carefully curated to help individuals tap into their true purpose and potential. We will look deeply at our desires and what has been standing in the way of them and create a road map for 2021.

Participants can expect to dig deep, share, reflect, and be moved during this period as well as come away with real concrete action steps for their future.

Course runs Thursdays 6-7 or 7-8 pm in Feb/March

Details and Registration HERE

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

Offered online in January, 2021, Intro to Ashtanga is a five-class course that walks you through the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Method. You will learn:

  • History of Ashtanga Yoga
  • When to Practice for optimal results
  • The Difference between Mysore and Led Classes
  • How to Increase your lightness and harness your energy
  • Correct breathing
  • Points of focus during practice
  • Sun Salutations
  • Standing Poses
  • Closing Poses

This course comes with many bonuses including a FREE CLASS during the workshop period.

Details and Registration HERE

SOULFest Global Online Wellness Festival

SOULFest GLOBAL is a two-day online wellness festival committed to accessibility and celebrating diversity in wellness. The coming January 23-24th online festival has sessions taught by teachers from around the world including Seane Corn, Donna Noble, Dianne Bondy and many others. You can expect yoga, culture, conversation and cbd.

The festival is free OR you can support with a $35 all access ticket which allows entry into FOUR additional workshops including Mandala Mediation Coloring, Global Impact Manifestation, Yin Yoga + Crystals, and Sound Bath.

More details and registration HERE.

Winter Solstice Nature Retreat

From Land Yoga:

The “Twelfth” or “Wolf Nights” as the nights around Winter Solstice through New Years can sometimes be called are a very special, magical and mysterious time when nature seems to stand still. We can use this time to take stock, to prepare for the next year – but also to sharpen our sense for the essential things that are so often hidden from our eyes.

Please join us for a 12-day retreat consisting of part online group workshops and part real life self-led assignments all designed to reconnect us to our essence as nature, rethink our use of technology and create a collective of like-minded individuals.

See full schedule and details at : https://landyoga.com/winter-solstice-nature-retreat/

All online sessions are recorded and can be done on your own if you can not make them in real time.

Women’s Circle

Spend intentional time with other women in a beautiful, uplifting natural setting and come away feeling restored by connection to self, place, and community. We’ll gather around a fire, walk, talk, reflect and connect!

Sunday, November 1st from 3 – 4:30 PM

The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856

Led by Chelsea Frisbee & Renee Hardenkamp

RSVP to renee@uplandscenter.org, 10 person limit. Bring a journal, pen or pencil, & lots of warm clothes! Masks required

Prioritize Your Self Care: Free Online Workshop with Chelsea Frisbee

Yes, even now amidst a global pandemic, uncertainty, and social upheaval. Especially now! With the workshop PRIORITIZE YOUR SELF-CARE: 5 steps to create more peace and joy in your lifeDelhi community member, Chelsea Frisbee, LMT & self-care coach, will share how you can add more balance, spaciousness, peace and joy to your busy life. You’ll leave the webinar with concrete next steps to start your fall prioritizing your own self care. Because you deserve it, and we need you!

When you show up for yourself, you’ll be able to show up better for your family, friends, job, and community. The world is asking for us to keep showing up. Here’s one way you can help make that happen!

Thursday, August 27 5 PM EST on Zoom

FREE!

​Sign up here: https://www.chelseafrisbee.com/prioritize-your-self-care-workshop

Seeking Kid’s Protest Sign from Delhi Rally

On behalf of the Delaware County Historical Association, Mina Takahashi (Bushel Collective member) is putting together a representative collection of protest signs from the Delhi ‘Honoring Black Lives” Rally on June 6, 2020. To round out the selection, she is seeking a sign made and carried by a child at the rally. The donated signs will become part of the permanent archive of DCHA as a record of the largest protest in Delhi’s history. Please contact Mina by phone/text: 646.784.0072.

Gifts from the Heart Store at Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Reopens

From Heart of the Catskills:
We’ve been busy giving the upscale thrift store a face lift and new look for our reopening! Due to the size of our wonderful little store and for a safer shopping experience, masks are required during your visit and we will be limiting the number of customers allowed in the store at one time. Please be patient if you are asked to wait to enter while another customer shops and checks out at the counter.

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Delaware County Solidarity Listserv

Delaware County Solidarity’s listserve of freewheeling and respectful discussions and information sharing on social issues is looking for more folks to join the over 100 of us here who agree with the following statement:

“Delaware County Solidarity is a group working to promote the awareness of local issues, advance human rights and social justice, and protect the environment through research, advocacy, information sharing, and community-wide events. Delco Solidarity is based in Delaware County, New York.” To apply, contact: cooperativemichael1@gmx.com

Seeking housing June 17-July 1 for self-quarantine

Hello all,

My partner and I are preparing to go pod-up with a friend who is in need of support upstate. We’ve been at the protests, however, so we are needing to find a place to quarantine for 14 days before it is safe to do so. We are looking to go somewhere on or around June 17th, for 14 days.  

Our needs for while we are there are reliable wifi (we are both working from home), a kitchen (we will arrive with all our groceries), and at least one bedroom with a door (so we can work in two separate spaces during the day).  

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Ugly Duckling Presse offers online writing workshops, seminars and more

UDP, which has been a friend of Bushel and whose books have been on our shelves since the beginning, is offering some wonderful online writing workshops and readings. Here is their announcement:

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We’re continuing our programming, events, and collaborations online and hope that you’ll virtually join us in the coming months! Read more about our seminars, free online reading and podcasts, and upcoming events below. (more…)

Long list of kids’ resources

Early Childhood: 

  • Dana’s Kids: Dana has been teaching in early childhood classrooms for 15 years, consulting in early childhood programs and supporting families.
  • Learn At Home: Early Childhood Instructional Resources: As children play, they’re learning about the world around them and practicing important skills. To support their play, early childhood programs typically arrange their spaces into learning areas or centers. Click for a list of no-tech activities and play suggestions organized around these same learning areas. 
  • The Busy Toddler: Susie is an early childhood education advocate, former teacher, and mom of 3, bringing hands-on learning back to childhood. Follow her on Instagram @busytoddler for lots of ideas.
  • Days With Grey: Lots of pre-K ideas on this blog! 

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Writer and activist Astra Taylor: video talk on “un-schooling”

Watch Astra Taylor (director of What Is Democracy? and author of Democracy May Not Exist  But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone) discuss her experience being home-schooled (or un-schooled) without a curriculum or schedule, and how it has shaped her educational philosophy and development as an artist. Hosted by the Walker Art Center (from 2009, recently re-shared by Taylor).

New shared directory of local food businesses during COVID-19

Several organizations in the area are collaborating on ripeCommunity, a shared directory of food businesses serving the community during the COVID-19 crisis. The ripeCommunity directory is free, easy to use, and aggregates restaurants, farms, grocery stores, beverage, etc., all in one place. Businesses can update their own profiles which means up to date info on hours, products, ordering instructions, and food safety precautions.

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Walton Solid Waste Management Facility: “Please store your recyclables”

[April 8, 2020]: A message from the Solid Waste Management Facility in Walton, NY: “We are asking for your help. Please store your recycled materials for the time being. Delaware County’s commitment to recycling remains strong and we will resume our rigorous recycling operation when we return to full staff. Thank you!” View the full March 20 service update here.

COVID Worker Care Network: mental / spiritual health volunteer network

If you or someone you know is an “essential” worker, you can get free mental / spiritual care through the NYC COVID Worker Care Network.  If you are you are a therapist, counselor, life coach, spiritual care provider, healer, organizer, or trained crisis line volunteer and are willing to donate some time to support essential workers and their families, please consider donating time. You do not need to be located in NYC to receive or give help. (more…)