Upcomming Drumming 09/15/10

posted Sep 15, 2010, 12:00 PM by Steve Calkins
Hi "One-Heart Community Drum" Folks!,
    Apologies for missing the newsletter last week, (as I was working OT to prepare for the opening of the
new LACS building, and then was in NYC for 3 days attending a 9/11 Truth conference.) Joe L. was kind
enough to organize drumming at Level Green while I was out of town. Thanks Joe!
    This weekend we will be at the fundraiser for Namgal Monastery. (See below.) Also, once weather
becomes too cool to be outside, we will have the use of the new LACS gym once the floor is completed,
which should be soon. (A very large, new facility that should have great acoustics.)

Upcoming drumming:

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 2nd annual EARTHDANCE FESTIVAL FOR PEACE. This is a fund raiser
for Namgal Monastery. Event Location - Sheela Kingsbury's Tea Garden at 133 Jersey Hill Road, just off
West King Road in Danby. <teagardenithaca.com>. Rain or shine.
    Directions: From Ithaca: 96B South, past Ithaca College to stop light at W. King Rd. & Upper Buttermilk
Falls sign. Turn right, travel 3.1 miles until Jersey Hill Rd. Turn right on Jersey Hill and go 1000 ft Blue
mailbox, Tea Garden sign & 700ft. driveway on the left.
    One Heart Community Drummers, Congo Square, Vitamin L and the Level Green Institute invite you to
join with hundreds of thousands around the world for a time-synchronized, family-friendly celebration
from 5:00-11:00 pm on Saturday, September 18th, honoring the 2010 theme of Embracing All
Traditions.

    Event Schedule:
     4:30 pm (and Ongoing!) One Heart Community Drummers of Ithaca, NY will be Facilitating their Open Community Drum and Dance Circle at the firepit, bring your drums and dance for peace, love and harmony.
     5:00 pm:  the Dances of Universal Peace
     5:45 pm:  music from Ayurveda
     7 pm:     the GLOBAL MOMENT, followed by blessing for the foundations of the Tea Garden's new Peace Garden [everyone invited to add their stones to those blessed by the Dalai Llama]
     7:30 pm   Vitamin L Chorus
     7:45 pm   Pranadhanas
     8:30 pm:  Dance the night away with Thousands of One
    
    The gathering is free and open to the public - but we humbly request a donation of $10/person,
$15/family, to support the new Namgal Monastery being built in Danby on Rte 96B. Refreshments
available.
     "Questions, suggestions, to volunteer:  <earthdanceithaca@gmail.com> or Patricia Haines, Level
Green Institute (607)-339-9472
    Special thanks to artist Ryan Curtis, the Southside Community Center's Kirtrina Baxter, the Wishing
Well's Danielle Klock, and Shad Ryan of PromoterMotor for making this year's Earthdance Ithaca possible.

    Steve's Note: This event is in lieu of our weekly drum circle at Stewart Park. Come join us at this
special event. Also, while refreshments are provided, there will be no vendors, so you may want to bring
a picnic basket, for your evening meal.

From: drumzzone@verizon.net
     Saturday, Sept 25 and Oct 2nd, 10-11:30am Dancin Janet's' African dance class, Endicott, NY.  To
Register call: 607-206-6192 or go online at www.notbongos.com Cost $20.00 for one class, $30.00 for
both. Location: At the St. Ambrose Church Gym, down the street from the DrumZZone,  (112 Washington
Ave, Endicott, NY.) Elizabeth

From:  <info@6onthesquare.org>
    Saturday, October 2, from 2 to 4 pm. Chuck Woods drumming workshop, Oxford, NY. (Oxford, NY is
about 1/2 hour drive north of Syracuse.) The fee $20.  The performance at 6OTS that evening is Chuck
and his partner as the group Dhamaru.  If you register for the Workshop and that evening's performance,
there is a discounted price of $25 for both (the performance alone would be $12).  Registration form:
www.6onthesquare.org


Some weekly hand drumming classes available:

From: Jeremy and Erica Crytzer
    Mondays, 5:30-6:30P.M., West African Drum Class, learn fundamentals of technique &
traditional polyrhythms on djembe and doun douns. Location: Moonlight Dance Studio, 407
Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY. More info: 607-532-4037

From: Jonathan Kline <jkline@jonathankline.org>
    Subject: Afro-Caribbean Percussion Class Questions: jkline@jonathankline.org

From:  ray <theuniversalrhythm@gmail.com>
    Saturdays 3-4pm, Hand Drumming Classes, Soma Yoga & Living Arts 409 W. State St. around back.
$10 hr. More info: theuniversalrhythm.webs.com

O.K. Have a great week! Love, Steve
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