Little Artshram inspires and educates people of all ages to live creatively in harmony with nature, through a unique combination of permaculture principles, visual, musical and puppet artistry, service to the natural world, and inclusive social activism. Little Artshram is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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    Register for Little Artshram Summer Camps, July and August 2014

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    Beginning in JULY, please, JOIN us as we celebrate our 20th Birthday Year with Three-Thrilling & Fun-Filled Weeks of Art, Puppet Theater and Garden-Farming!

    Our Art and Garden-Farming day-camps are designed for children 5 years and older, teens, and, BIG people too!  We are ALL creative creatures and all deserve a chance to playfully work our selves back into a healthy, happy and balanced left and right brained world! Hooray!

    Space is limited, so register as soon as you can! Don’t miss out on our big summer of birthday fun!

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    CAMP #1 TCFF PUPPET CAMP! Happy Birthday Little Artshram! We invite caterpillars, children, youth and BIG people too, to help us celebrate our 20th year of good works (10 years in LANSING, AND ten years in Traverse City) by joining O’k Puppet Theater and the Pretty Good Players, at our TCFF PUPPET CAMP!

    TCFF Puppet Campers will get a chance to create “toy theaters” and explore and create a musical, puppet performance with a Shakespearean twist. This camp includes learning story-scripting, drawing out a storyboard, how-to make puppets and the ancient art of mask-making w. present day-recycled materials. Two performances are being scheduled at weeks’ end at the TCFF Kidsfest, on Saturday August 2nd.

    This is our fourth year of creating a musical puppet show for the Kidsfest at the Traverse City Film Fest! Once again, we’ll be working with the multi-talented, musician and composer Rokko Jans, along with a lovely group of TC SINGS! community choir folks.

    TCFF PUPPET CAMP, 2-weeks! WEEK ONE: July 21-25th (Toy Theater FUN! Script and music development, Stage production and puppet build), 10am to 2pm, daily, M-F. WEEK TWO: (Complete stage production and puppet finesse, learn how to be/move puppets and rehearse/rehearse/rehearse) July 28-Aug. (10-2 each day with a special performance on Saturday, Aug. 2nd at Central Grade School as part of the TCFF Kidsfest.

    This camp held at O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI.

    Fee: $150 (10 days)

    We will offer a family discount for siblings and working to find sponsors for scholarships too!

    MORE INFO and to Register:

    231-735-8370
    penny@littleartshram.org
    www.littleartshram.org

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    CAMP #2 GARDEN-FARMING CAMP! We LOVE being outdoors and spending time in the “tame” gardens and in the “wild” woods where we observe amazing things, have tons of energetic adventures and excellent explores that inspire us to learn about our connection and relationships to the big, wide world. And we’re going to write (and draw) all about it!

    GARDEN-FARMING CAMP, 1-week! Aug.4-8th, 10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a family picnic and “book-signing” at our Friday Market at the Peace Patch Garden, in Traverse City. This camp held in a couple of places: at Spanglish! in the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, near our beloved Munson Woods, and, @ O’k Art Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI. Schedule/location will be shared once registration is complete. Fee: $130 (5 days)

    We’re going to hang out in the woods and at a few urban garden-farm sites and consider where our food comes from, and who eats what, and why a forest-garden can teach us LOT’S about making us better designers of healthier, garden-farms! We’ll be journaling, cartooning, and interviewing other garden-farmers and learning ways in which soil, water, mushrooms and worms are as important as the seeds we plant!

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    CAMP #3: LANSING PUPPET CAMP! A special HELLO to LANSING, Michigan! Thank you very much, Lansing, for being our birth-place and nurturing our creative, kid-making art-hearts for the first nine years as: ARTSPACE! So many good friends and so many wonderful memories of Summer Art Camps in the Old Town neighborhood on Turner Street in North Lansing, Michigan!

    To reconnect with our Lansing families we are offering a week of LANSING PUPPET CAMP, 1- week, August 11th-15th—10am to 2pm, daily, M-F, with a special performance on Friday! Location tba. Fee: $130 (5 days)

    Puppet Campers will explore the entertaining world of “toy theater”, learning story-scripting, drawing out a storyboard, how to make puppets and the ancient art of mask-making w. a present day-recycled twist, performance creation and how to make our puppets move—with a final Toy Theater Puppet Show Extravaganza!

    MORE INFO and to Register:

    231-735-8370
    penny@littleartshram.org
    www.littleartshram.org

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    Another Round of Gratitude for the 25th Annual Earth Day Parade!

    THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 Earth Day Parade Artists, Musicians, Planning and Organizational Partners, Sponsors, and all who showed up on parade day to celebrate our beautiful home-place on Planet Earth!

    Oryana
    The Grand Traverse Circuit
    Great Lakes Children’s Museum
    TC Sings
    The Leelanau School
    Deep Blue Water Samba
    Dirt Fest
    Grand Traverse Mycology Society

    and, ZPnet Design

    and, Petra Productions

    MANY THANKS TO: Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seaman, Lauri and Tom Meade, Leigh Fairey….

    AND BIG Appreciation and much Love to our 2014 Eday Organizing/Planning/Volunteer Crew:

    Heather Kingham
    Matthew Seibel
    Linda Collins
    Chelsea Taylor
    Anne Drake
    Carol Laughing Waters
    Kaz McCue & Leelanau School Kids
    Lauri Mannion
    The Bolde Family
    Kerry Alspaugh
    Sharon Markham
    Petra Daher
    Dwight Washington
    Flo & Marika & Steve
    BJ Christiansen
    Bernie & Jalene

    and, Penny Krebiehl

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    May Permaculture Series: Mushrooms and More Mushrooms!

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    May Permaculture Series: Mushrooms and More Mushrooms!

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
    7-8:30 pm

    510 Second St.,
    O’k Studio in the Alley (behind Salon Verve)
    Traverse City, Michigan 49684

    Join us at this discussion series and forum on the third Tuesday of each month. This is an invitation to further co-create a permaculture community in Traverse City and the NW Michigan region. This is an inspired endeavor growing locally and organically from the 2013 Michigan Permaculture Convergence, and catalyzed by Little Artshram and a very large web of Friends.

    Interested in helping plan and host a North West Michigan Regional Permaculture gathering this fall? Let’s talk about possibilities.

    The May community forum and discussion will focus on Mushrooms! with presenters, Brian Rodgers and Matt Seibel. Brian will be presenting information on his upcoming mushroom CSA, and will most likely have his mobile mushroom lab on display. Matt will be presenting on the Grand Traverse Mycological societies current and future role in the upper North West Michigan region.

    Donations accepted for the 2014 Traverse City PDC and LLOOF (Learning Local on Organic Farms) scholarship fund.

    So far we have raised $164.00 towards scholarships with this series! Great job from a caring community!

    Fresh Food donations accepted for the Friends Meeting House Community Meal program.

    Please bring info/announcements to share

    For further information, contact:
    `penny Krebiehl
    penny.ok.art@gmail.com

    www.littleartshram.org

    25th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, April 26, 2014

    The 2014 Earth day Planning Group/Sponsorship, Little Artshram, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC Sings, The Leelanau School, Oryana, Deep Blue Water Samba, The Grand Traverse Mycological Society, and many others are pleased to announce our plans for a stellar, Earth Day Parade 25th celebration!

    Saturday, April 26th, parade line-up Oryana Natural Foods Market @ 1pm, parade begins @ 2pm.

    2014 THEME:  25th Year—”Best of“

    Featuring folks in their well-loved, and much used costumes and masks, as well as, a puppet from each year or every 5 years—with appropriate parade signage designating it as such….include Horses and White Pine Trees in the puppet-mask-making this year.

    PARADE ROUTE: From Oryana….Down 10th street,  right on Cass, right on State, left on Park, left Front, left on Union, right on 6th St. to Hannah Park.

    Community picnic after parade @ Hannah Park.

    We invite folks from throughout the Grand Traverse Region, including individuals, families, schools, organizations and ALL of the downtown businesses to help us celebrate 25 years of holding an Earth Day Parade and celebration in the GT Region!

    COMMUNITY PICNIC begins approx. @ 3:30 pm @ Hannah Park directly after the parade. This is a ZERO-waste event, which means Pack it in, and Pack it Out.  Bring your picnic lunch, and a blanket or chair to sit on, with some picnic tables will be provided.

    Musicians and songsters are invited to march along in our downtown Traverse City Earth Day Parade and attend the community picnic and perform in a beautiful outdoor setting, on a non-electric stage, at Hannah Park!

    WE thank and are grateful for our Community Partners that have stepped forward to support this fine, community event so far:

    Oryana
    The Grand Traverse Circuit
    Great Lakes Children’s Museum
    TC Sings
    The Leelanau School
    Deep Blue Water Samba
    Dirt Fest
    Grand Traverse Mycology Society

    Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seaman, Lauri and Tom Meade, Leigh Fairey….

    AND our 2014 Eday Organizing/Planning/Volunteer Crew:

    Marc Alderman
    Heather Kingham
    Matthew Seibel
    Linda Collins
    Chelsea Taylor
    Anne Drake
    Carol Laughing Waters
    Kaz McCue & Leelanau School Kids
    Lauri Mannion
    The Bolde Family
    Kerry Alspaugh
    Sharon Markham
    Petra Daher
    Dwight Washington
    Flo & Marika & Steve
    BJ Christiansen
    Bernie & Jalene

    Zach Power designed our beautiful 25th Anniversary poster.

    THANKS TO ALL!

    YES! You can still become a Community Partner and ensure that the GT Earth Day Parade continues into 2015 and beyond. Download a sponsor/donation form here or you can directly donate via our Paypal account at the bottom of this announcement:  http://www.littleartshram.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-Eday-Community-PartnerSponsor.pdf

    PARADE DAY CONTACT:
    Marc Alderman 231-276-2328

    info@littleartshram.org
    www.littleartshram.org

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