Bought by the George Kaiser Family Foundation — whose namesake is an oil and banking billionaire — and the University of Tulsa, Mr. Dylan’s archives are now being transferred to Oklahoma, the home state of Woody Guthrie, Mr. Dylan’s early idol. After two years of cataloging and digitization, the material will take its place in Tulsa alongside a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, a cache of Native American art and the papers of Guthrie.
Mr. Dylan said in a statement that he was glad his archives had found a home “and are to be included with the works of Woody Guthrie and especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American nations.” He added, with typical understatement, “To me it makes a lot of sense, and it’s a great honor.”
Join Stephanie Wood, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, for our Science Saturday program. She will teach the young children in your life to use tule grass and bark from the cedar tree to make duck decoys, roses, and cords. This program is for grades K-5.
March 12th 2016, 10-4pm. Basket weaving with cedar
May 1st 2016, 10-3pm. Cedar gathering
June 18th, 10-4pm. Spruce root and cedar root gathering.
July 9th 2016, 10-3pm. Coast sedge sweetgrass gathering.
WildCraft Studio School
27 Bates Rd, White Salmon, WA 98672
ReWild Portland classes:
May 21-22nd 2016, 11-4pm. Cedar weaving. Located Portland.
RSVP to ReWild Portland:
PO Box 6582
Portland OR 97228
I hope 2015 has been good to you and that 2016 is even better!
I saw an add for a grant writer the other day and some of the skills required included the following:
Welcoming new client, the W.O.W. Hall (Woodmen of the World Hall), celebrating it's 40th anniversary in 2015. Check out the performances, shows, concerts, events, classes, and educational programs available at: http://www.wowhall.org/.
FWEC is excited to be collaborating with two amazing southern Oregon organizations starting on October 1st. I actually started my grant writing back in 2002 with the Sugarloaf Community Assocaition, so this feels like a completion of a synchronistic circle! Building and renovation projects will include: driveway, bathroom, classrooms, irrigation system, fencing, permaculture plan, community center, solar power system, pond, and audio/visual systems.
New to FWEC is the Woodlands Charter School in Murphy, OR. The mission of the school is "to kindle a life-long love of learning by providing a developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated curriculum which engages the whole child: head, heart, and hands. Rich academics interwoven with human and nature studies foster a sense of belonging within the human community and a reverence for the beauty of the natural world. Our school will thrive with on-going family involvement and inspire the support of the greater community. Our nurturing learning environment will awaken each child’s thinking, creativity, and emotional sensibility." We will seeking funding for projects similar to the SCA's priorities. Welcome to both organizations!
Passing this on for my friend and high school alum, Jamie Riley. We grew up right outside of Alpine Valley, WI, where I saw my first Dead show. Purchasing this is amazing print helps to assist Jamie in supporting his partner, Jennifer Stokes, who is bravely working to heal Pseudotumor Cerebri (aka Intercranial Hypertension) and a myriad of other associated illnesses (seehttp://www.gofundme.com/beating-brain-surgery). Jamie has had to miss work to care for Jennifer and their four boys, and is slowly releasing his amazing photographic prints to help with their mounting medical bills. From Jamie:
“One from my vault... Commemorating 50 years of touring and playing incredible live shows around the world, I've dug into my film archives and created this unique montage of two back to back images I made at one of the Alpine Valley concerts while shooting for the Walworth Times Newspaper in the late 80's. These negatives have been scanned at a very high resolution and are beautifully rendered on 13x19 Epson paper and archival ink by me in my home studio. 500 signed and numbered copies are all that will be created. $75.00 plus shipping & handling.”
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. I got #1---get yours!
Only blessings and happy trails,
More information to be posted in the near future!
Whole Earth Nature School believes that outdoor play and exploration is critical to kids growth and development. Click here to read more about what makes Whole Earth Camps awesome! Summer Nature Camps are offered for kids ages 4-16. All age groups receive locally made Whole Earth Nature School t-shirts, a nature journal, and pencil for attending camp. Those campers in the 6+ year-old groups also receive a pocket field guide (a different guide for each week).
Day Camp Hours: Check-in begins at 9:00 at the camp location.
Pick up is between 3:30 and 3:45 for 6-16 year olds; between 1:00 and 1:15 for 4-6 year olds. (Please read section below about late pickups.) After-camp care is available until 5:30. Please note that camp ends for all groups at 1 pm on Friday. On Fridays we’ll host a special potluck that you and your family are invited to attend, which will begin promptly at 1pm! Bring a dish to share and your own plates/glasses and eating utensils. The kids will share songs and stories with you before we eat. (Should your child need after-care on Friday or any time, we have after-camp care as an option. See our After-camp Care page here for complete details.) - See more at: http://wholeearthnatureschool.com/youth-nature-camps/summer-nature-camps/#sthash.1awLN7f8.dpuf
I will start writing grants for Bags of Love next week. They are an amazing organization and worth supporting!
Because children are fragile, especially when removed from their normal lives, a Bag of Love provides a sense of security and hope. The child now has something that is his/her very own to hang onto as a “security blanket,” while simultaneously providing them with age appropriate necessities such as clothing, toiletries, and toys.
One of my new clients is Helping Hands Around the World, led by their Executive Director, Agbora Naanee (based in Portland, OR). Your tax deductible donation helps provide an education (and meals) to impoverished children in Biara, Nigeria. Agbora has been shouldering financing the Dookue Memorial School alone, and I will collaborate with him on grant writing and fundraising to expand this important project. Contact info is below, and please feel free to share on your FB pages! G-d bless!
Author: Ahavah Oblak
Mother, Jewish, Nonprofit Advocate, educator, grant writer, curriculum developer, dual US/Israel citizen, friend, dancer, lover of life.