Preview of “April Perm Series.2- Herbs 2014”

April Permaculture Series:

“Plants used as Herbs and Medicine, From our Gardens, For our Health”

Tuesday, April 15th, 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 April community forum and discussion will primarily focus on the topic of plants, specifically herbs for medicine and culinary use, with presenter Tracy Koivisto. Tracy is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist. She is also certified in Permaculture Design. Join her in a conversation speaking about implementing her favorite plants into your landscape. She will discuss historical uses of these plant allies, and discuss ideas to recognize and insert these plants into your permaculture designs.

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

April Permaculture Series: “Plants used as Herbs and Medicine, From our Gardens, For our Health”LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

WONDROUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Volunteering is a great way to be part of the GT Earth Day Parade community and to meet like-spirited people. Volunteers make it possible for Little Artshram and our friends and collaborators to offer community based art events like the Earth Day Parade, while acquiring hands-on puppet & mask building skills. More than 43 individuals volunteered nearly 1350 hours to Little Artshram during last years parade-building and community event.Our workshops begin NOW–this first week of April and continue through the 25th. Parade day is April 26th.

Here is a list of volunteer needs/jobs, and we will keep it updated weekly:

1.   Coordinator and Musicians for Community Picnic & Local Music Concert in Hannah Park

This opportunity is available for a well organized person along w. a collaborative group of folks who will join in and take on the final tasks and planning w. the Eday organizers and Oryana of the after-parade gathering, at Hannah Park on 6th Street.  We envision it as more of a “Community Sing-along” involving everyone present, scheduling acoustic music, singer-song-writers, along w. organizing the space for the community picnic to take place (Giving some direction to folks as they arrive, setting up 8 ft. tables and helping organize the Oryana food donation, reminding/announcing our zero-waste practices etc.)  The Community Picnic happens directly after the parade, at approximately 3:15 until 4:30 or 5 pm—depending on final plans.  We are working to raise funds to pay artists and musicians who are helping lead and supervise various Eday parade workshops and those who may step forward to coordinate the Community Picnic.  For one person w. a collaborative working group of support, willing to meet and also work w. the parade organizing crew.

2. Cardboard Collector/Runner

This job is offered each day of our workshops: April 1, 2 and 3rd (Spring Break @ GT Circuit) and April 8, 15, & 22nd (at the GLCM) and involves tracking down, picking up and delivering single-thickness cardboard to our workshop location—-and at the end of the workshops picking up un-used scraps and delivering them to a local recycling site. For one (1) person per workshop

3. Set-up Crew

Each day, of our workshops, one hour BEFORE the workshop has begun, we set-up the workshop site with various puppet-mask-making stations that workshop participants will cycle around through as they create their mask/costume. For three (3) people each workshop

3. Tools and Materials Assistant

Each day we have a job for a person to oversee, keep track of, and make sure all of our special Earth Day Parade tools and materials are in tip-top shape and working order. A general rule is that children/youth are NOT to have use of box-cutters/staplers/and other potentially difficult and dangerous tools to operate. The Tool and Material assistant will help cut cardboard and make sure we are all carefully keeping track of tools.

For two (2) people per workshop

4. Parade Workshop Assistant

The Assistant Artist is a job offered throughout the month of workshops working alongside of the Parade artists’ on specific masks, puppets and costumes and helping to lead discussion/info-sharing/design brainstorming w. the workshop attendants. We are working to raise funds to pay a stipend to each workshop assistant.  For 3 folks per workshop, and committed to being present for parade day, April 26th

5. Puppet and Mask-Maker

This job is offered to folks each day of the workshops, and is for artists who have skills in cardboard building and papier-maiche puppet and mask-making or those who are quick learners. The Puppet and Mask-Maker’s will work one on one and in small groups w. children/youth/adults who are designing, constructing and creating their Earth Day Parade masks/costumes. We are working to raise funds to pay a stipend to each volunteer puppet/mask-maker.  For 3 folks per workshop, and committed to being present for parade day, April 26th

6. Clean-up Crew

Each workshop requires a well-organized clean-up crew..It involves one hour after the workshop has ended, we stay at the workshop site to clean-up, pack-up and prepare for the next day’s workshop. For three (3) people each workshop

 

HOW IS this Community Event funded?

The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a SUGGESTED DONATION of $20 per mask/costume/person. The Earth Day parade costs are minimal and include: materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for space rental, artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.

To become a Community Partner and give to the Earth Day Parade click here for info on Community Partner/Sponsor levels.  Or donate directly via Paypal above. You may also directly contact us. Little Artshram is a 501.c 3, tax deductible and non-profit organization.

We accept both cash donations and checks made out to:

Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49865

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

231-735-8370

 

P.S.  ALSO, we ask that our friends and neighbors share these email newsletters with your friends, neighbors and email lists.  We are hoping to have a very BIG turnout to our “Best of 25 Years” 2014 Earth Day parade workshops and the celebration itself.

 

and P.S.S. To view a wonderful short video w. footage from last year’s parade w. the theme: “SEEDS! Awesome Vessels of Power!” check out it out here: http://youtu.be/PRplHchYLq4
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WHO cares if it’s snowing and raining today in Northern Michigan?  Dang-it we say it’s SPRING, and it’s time to get busy creating a fantastic 25th Anniversary Earth Day Parade Celebration!
An updated Eday 2014 News, complete w. how-to become a community partner, complete workshop info and volunteer offerings will be made weekly until parade day.  And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 25th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade Day: Saturday, April 26th!  Consider a shift or two in our workshops next week and jump on the parade-making bandwagon w. us!
Earth Day Parade VOLUNTEER offerings for week of April 1st:

Beginning next week, April 1, 2, and 3rd we have a bunch of places for passionate, curious, friendly, responsible and creative adventuring folks to join us at the Grand Traverse Circuit for three (3) days of puppet and mask-making!

Check-out the special parade-making job positions we are looking to find the right person(s) to fill, and you can sign-up on-line!

http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=5021

Here are the job-titles we are looking to fill:

Daily set-up and Clean-up crew

Cardboard Collector/Runner

Parade Workshop Artist Assistants

Puppet and Mask-Maker Assistants

Tools and Material Assistants

BIG Truck to pick-up BIG Seed Mask

SIGN-up HERE: http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=5021

 

SPRING BREAK and APRIL Parade building workshops!

Presented by Little Artshram AT The Grand Traverse Circuit and The Great Lakes Children’s Museum:

LOTSA’ fun and amazing art-making happens each year in preparation of our beloved, annual Earth Day Parade. This year is our 25th Anniversary! Join Little Artshram and friends, at the Grand Traverse Circuit, April 1-3, for a three-day (2 workshop sessions each day) opportunity to build your own mask/costume and help in the building of a Magical, Music-Making, Eco-Trojan-like Horse for the parade!

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE April 1-3: Choose from six (6) workshops: Tuesday through Thursday, April 1-3; with two sessions offered each day: 10-12 Noon and 1 to 3 PM.

SAMBA DRUMMING CLASSES, April 7th and 21st, 7:30-9 pm with Deep Blue Water Samba School, held at the Grand Traverse Circuit.

AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY SCHEDULE: The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be hosting three (3) after-school workshops on Tuesday, April 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 4-5:30 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE in any of these special SPRING BREAK OR AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS, by calling 231-735-8370. REMEMBER: It usually takes three (3) visits to the Earth Day Parade Workshops to complete your mask/costume.

ASK US how you can JOIN our Community Partners:

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

231-735-8370

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

SPRING BREAK and APRIL Parade building workshops!</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>Presented by Little Artshram AT The Grand Traverse Circuit and The Great Lakes Children's Museum:  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>LOTSA’ fun and amazing art-making happens each year in preparation of our beloved, annual Earth Day Parade. This year is our 25th Anniversary! Join Little Artshram and friends, at the Grand Traverse Circuit, April 1-3, for a three-day (2 workshop sessions each day) opportunity to build your own mask/costume and help in the building of a Magical, Music-Making, Eco-Trojan-like Horse for the parade! </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE April 1-3:  Choose from six (6) workshops:  Tuesday through Thursday, April 1-3; with two sessions offered each day:  10-12 Noon and 1 to 3 PM.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>SAMBA DRUMMING CLASSES, April 7th and 21st, 7:30-9 pm with Deep Blue Water Samba School, held at the Grand Traverse Circuit.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY SCHEDULE: The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be hosting three (3) after-school workshops on Tuesday, April 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 4-5:30 pm</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE in any of these special SPRING BREAK OR AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS, by calling 231-735-8370. REMEMBER: It usually takes three (3) visits to the Earth Day Parade Workshops to complete your mask/costume.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>Find out how you can JOIN our Community Partners:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Oryana<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

The Grand Traverse Circuit<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Great Lakes Children's Museum<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

TC Sings<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

The Leelanau School<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Deep Blue Water Samba<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Dirt Fest<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Grand Traverse Mycology Society
Join the 2014 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade Building crew and organizers!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

MORE, more and more: APRIL Earth Day Parade building workshops!

Presented by Little Artshram  and The Great Lakes Children’s Museum:

LOTSA’ fun and amazing art-making happens each year in preparation of our beloved, annual Earth Day Parade. This year is our 25th Anniversary! Join Little Artshram and friends, at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum opportunity to build your own mask/costume and help in the building of a Magical, Music-Making, Eco-Trojan-like Horse for the parade!

AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY SCHEDULE at The Great Lakes Children’s Museum: Three (3) after-school workshops to join in on Tuesdays:  April 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 4-5:30 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE in any of these special AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS, by calling 231-735-8370.

REMEMBER: It usually takes three (3) visits to the Earth Day Parade Workshops to complete your mask/costume.

HOW IS this Community Event funded?

The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a SUGGESTED DONATION of $20 per mask/costume/person. The Earth Day parade costs are minimal and include: materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for space rental, artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.

To become a Community Partner and give to the Earth Day Parade click here for info on Community Partner/Sponsor levels.  Or donate directly via Paypal above. You may also directly contact us. Little Artshram is a 501.c 3, tax deductible and non-profit organization.

We accept both cash donations and checks made out to:

Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49865

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

231-735-8370

MANY THANKS to these Community Partners:

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

 

ALSO, join Marc Alderman and get into the groove with the SAMBA DRUMMING CLASSES at the Grand Traverse Circuit: April 7th and 21st, 7:30-9 pm with Deep Blue Water Samba School, held at the Grand Traverse Circuit.

info@littleartshram.org

231-735-8370

Preview of “2014 SPRING BREAK WkshpEday Parade.1 poster copy”

MORE APRIL Parade building workshops for Earth Day at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

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SPRING BREAK & April Earth Day Parade Workshops with Little Artshram and Friends:

At the Grand Traverse Circuit & Great Lakes Children’s Museum

LOTSA’ fun and amazing art-making happens each year in preparation of our beloved, annual Earth Day Parade. This year is our 25th Anniversary! Join Little Artshram and friends, at the Grand Traverse Circuit, April 1-3, for a three-day (2 workshop sessions each day) for a chance to build your own mask/costume and help in the building of a Magical, Music-Making Horse—inspired by Pegasus and the Trojan Horse!

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE: April 1-3:  Choose from six (6) workshops:  Tuesday through Thursday, April 1-3; with two sessions offered each day:  10-12 Noon and 1 to 3 PM.

ALSO, you can join parade artists at The Great Lakes Children’s Museum who once again, will be hosting three (3) after-school workshops on Tuesday, April 8th, 15th and 22nd.

AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY SCHEDULE:  April 8, 15, and 22nd, from 4 until 5:30 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE in any of these special SPRING BREAK OR AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS, by calling 231-735-8370.

REMEMBER: It usually takes three (3) visits to the Earth Day Parade Workshops to complete your mask/costume.

April 1, 2, and 3rd, SPRING BREAK WORKSHOPS HELD AT:

The Grand Traverse Circuit “Creating Community Connections”

225 W. 14th St., Traverse City, Mi 49684  www.gtcircuit.org

April 8, 15 and 22nd, AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS AT:

Great Lakes Children’s Museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive (M-22),

Traverse City, MI  49684  www.GreatLakesKids.org

$20 suggested donation per mask/costume—no one turned away for lack of funds…AND, we are seeking community partners and sponsors to offset costs of putting on this community event.

ALSO:  Deep Blue Water Samba School w. Marc Alderman and others offers a special samba drumming class to prepare for the Earth Day Parade: MONDAY, April 7th, 7:30pm9:00pm This class will be specifically geared towards getting ready for the GT Earth Day Parade on April 26.

Become a parade sponsor!

Volunteer and assist artists at the workshops!

Join us on Parade Day, April 26th!

For General Earth Day Parade info: 

www.littleartshram.org

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