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for Thought Recipe Contest
Co-op Taking Off!
We welcome your submissions to the Community Calendar. Please send via
. Submissions must be received by the 8th of each month for inclusion
in the following month’s newspaper. If space is constrained, priority
will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health and wellness,
environmental, and neighborhood events.
Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market
Every Tuesday, 4pm - 7pm. On the Capital City Bike Trail at 201 S. Ingersoll
St. Fresh from the farm; Vegetables, Meats, Breads, Desserts, Canned goods,
Fruits, Plants, Honey and cheese! Check out our Fresh Report at www.willystreet.coop/esfm/this_week.html.
First Annual Sugar Maple
Traditional Music Festival
Friday and Saturday, August 6-7. National, regional and local music groups
to perform. Bluegrass, blues, klezmer, acoustic country, folk, cajun/zydeco,
old-timey and more. Two-day tickets $18 advance/$23 gate, Friday $8/$10,
Saturday $13/$15. Children 12 and under free. Tickets for sale at Willy
Atwood Summer Fest
Saturday, August 7th, 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Food, crafts, two live-music stages,
children’s activities and much more. For stage line-ups or more
information log onto: www.atwoodcc.com.
Community Garden Fall Planting Workshop
& Summer Flower Festival
Saturday, August 7th, 9:00am. Troy Community Gardens.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 8th, 1:00-3:00pm. Willy Street Park at Williamson and Brearly.
This is a “Period Dress” affair. Any period is welcome, and
there will be ribbons for everyone who shows up in costume. Music by Turner
Collins, Beth Johnson and Charles Johnson on the new stage. This is a
fundraiser for the community park, which is operated entirely by volunteers.
For more information, call 242-0712.
Orton Park Opener: Son Cafe
Thursday, August 12th. Luther’s Blues. A fantastic 8-piece Latin
dance band from New York City, Son Cafe, led by extraordinary timbalero
Ralph Irizarry and the dynamic new Dominican singing sensation Elsa Ozuna
will be featured in an “Orton Park Opener” concert at Luther’s
Blues on August 12th. Tickets are on sale now at www.luthersblues.com/lb/ticketinfo.php.
Presented by the Marquette Neighborhood Association and welcomed by WORT.
Health Effects of Lawn Care Herbicides and Fertilizers
Wednesday, August 18th, 6:30pm. Dr. Ann Czyzewski will speak at Lakeview
Library. For more information, call 245-1618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko
Thursday, August 19, 7pm. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko will sign copies
of their latest book Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good
Life at Home Environment, 216 N. Henry Street. To make a reservation for
the event or for more information, call 251-4905 or visit www.home-environment.com.
Family Service Auction
Saturday, August 21st, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Join friends and neighbors in
this fundraiser for Family Service, a non-profit community counseling
center. Proceeds will help offset the cost of mental health services for
community members. First time and seasoned bidders welcome. At the Atwood
Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, August 24th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm. A classic yearly event, now’s
your chance to taste-test over 20 types of heirloom and assorted varieties
of tomatoes grown by the farmer vendors of the Tuesday Eastside Farmers’
Market. A delicious experience celebrating one of our favorite fruits,
please join us on the lawn.
Orton Park Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 27th-29th. For more information, log
on to www.marquette-neighborhood.org.