-Learning doesn’t need to happen exclusively in the classroom!
The Garden’s School’s Out Camps offered for elementary-age children in the winter and fall allow them to set the pencils down, bundle up, and get outside to learn and play in nature. Paired with activities like science experiments, cooking lessons, and games galore, what better way is there for your child to spend their school break?
There is so much to explore in the autumn Garden! Once the campfire is going it’s on to construction as we turn the Hands-On-Nature Anarchy Zone into a village for forts, dens, and hideouts. We’ll see what’s left to harvest and cook something hearty in the Kids’ Kitchen.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
9-4 pm (care from 8:30-4:30)
Learn more and register here:
$90 per day; $170 for both days (sibling discount $5/day)
-Hey writers, it’s officially November, and you know what that means!
Yes, it’s NaNoWriMo! Time to indulge our literary habit for a solid month, and we will not be going the speed limit.
Thirty days, 50,000 words, get that novel drafted — yes you can!
To make this solitary pursuit more fun, join our weekly NaNoWriMo write-ins at the Alley Cat Cafe (312 E Seneca St) from 5pm-7pm every Friday in November.
Come wrangle words with your tribe!
Play with the adorable, adoptable kitties for inspiration breaks!
Enjoy the friendly baristas, fun vibe and delicious caffeine-infused writer’s fuel of your choice.
This Friday, November 1 is the kickoff event.
We’ll gather at 5 for a pep talk & quick writing exercise to get the ideas flowing, and then we’ll start our novelizing engines!
Come for the writing fun, stay for the inclusive community! All are welcome here, including kids who want to write their own novels.
* Free cat pen with cafe beverage purchase; exclusively for Wrimos (while supplies last)
* Giveaways for random plot fragments that turn up in your novels
* Prizes for word counts reached
* cauldron of mysterious prompts for getting plots un-stuck.
* Other local writers like yourself to connect with, who unlike most of your friends will actually understand your angst about wayward plot lines and uncooperative muses.
What do I bring to a write-in?
1. Your imagination, turned all the way up!
2. Writing utensils and paper, or laptop
3. Any notes, thesaurus, outlines, books, sketches, index cards or inspirational material you need
4. Earbuds if you need them for focus amidst the ambient noise of a cafe.
5. Optional- If you have cat ears, wear ’em! We’re starting an Ithaca tradition. This is how you’ll know you’ve found your support group.
-Date night, girls’ night or just not ready to commit to a series of classes. This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter’s wheel with no strings attached. This workshop is designed for those interested in a one night experience. If you happen to love the experience and want to commit to a 7-week term, you can apply the cost of the workshop you have taken to a future class.
$44 gets you just the workshop, and if you’d like to keep a piece you make can now buy it through the website or if you’re not sure you will also have the opportunity to buy it in the studio with cash or check for $15. The Clay School cannot accept credit cards in the studio.
-Come enjoy the best the natural world has to offer – with us!
Run, Play, Laugh and explore skills to last a lifetime—shelter, water, fire and food! We’ll practice fire skills, make wild tea, follow tracks, play games, cook food over beds of red hot coals and so much more! Each day will go from 9AM to 3PM filled with fun and adventure for participants ages 6-12. For Fall break days, drop-off is between 8:30-9, and pick-up is between 3-3:30.
Epic Day Add On: pickup by 5pm, $10/day – LIMITED SPACES, FILLS QUICKLY!
Space is not held until we’ve received payment in full.
Payments above $65 per day are tax-deductible donations; thank you for your generous support of our scholarship fund!
-Tompkins County Public Library will resume its schedule of children’s storytimes in October. Baby Storytime will meet Fridays from 10:30 to 11:00 AM, October 4 through December 13.
At Baby Storytime, caregivers and babies up to 24 months embrace early literacy through books, music, movement and rhyming. This storytime is followed by an hour-long “Baby & Toddler Playtime” at 11:00 AM.
Contact TCPL Youth Services for more information at 607 272-4557, extension 275.
-Open to public. The Ithaca Fixers Collective is open to anyone who has things to fix, wants to help fix items, and/or wants to learn how to repair items. For more information about the Fixers Collective, visit the http://www.ithacareuse.org/fixers or call (607) 257-9699.
-Tompkins County Public Library is pleased to host a group poetry reading at on Saturday, November 9, from 2:45 to 4:45 PM, in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room East.
This afternoon of poetry will include: Roald Hoffmann, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry who has published five books of poetry; Nancy Viera Couto, who has gained critical praise for her work and is the poetry editor of “Epoch,” the highly regarded literary journal started by Professor Baxter Hathaway; Ange Romeo-Hall, the Director of Manuscript Editing at Cornell Press, reading from “Love Poem For Terrorists,” recently published in Denmark; Ingrid Arnesen, a lecturer for Multilingual Students at Cornell University; Roger Gilbert, co-editor of “Considering the Radiance” (an anthology of essays on the work of A.R. Ammons), and former chair of Cornell’s English Department; and David Burak, who has three chapbooks of poetry published, and is co-editor of “Considering the Radiance.”
For more information on this and other TCPL programming, please contact Teresa Vadakin at email@example.com.
-Tompkins County Public Library will resume its schedule of children’s storytimes in October. Family Storytime will meet Saturdays from 11:00 to 11:30 AM, October 12 through December 14. All storytimes meet in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.
At Family Storytime, children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to celebrate reading and build their early-literacy skills through sharing stories, songs and family fun.
Contact TCPL Youth Services for more information at 607 272-4557, extension 275.
-Join us in this 6 week series for an introduction to self defense techniques. Learn how to successfully defend yourself from unwanted approaches. Learn how to raise awareness to your surroundings. Open to woman of all levels of fitness. This class is for ages 13 and up.
This class does require registration. There is a fee for this class:
Y Members: $36.00 for 6 weeks
Non-Members: $72.00 for 6 weeks
Registration opens for Y Members on October 14 and October 21 for Non-Members
-This event does not require signing up or calling, but if you have questions please feel free to contact the main office at 607-257-1345. Hope to see you there! Just taking extra steps to keep our community safe.
-Stop out for the 2nd Annual Apple Bake-off to benefit the United Way of Tompkins County. You can sample the baked goods for a small donation to United Way and enter your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Local vendors will be tasting products sold at the Cornell Orchards Store along with other free activities such as face painting, balloon animals, a caramel apple bar, and some acoustic music by Rob Ervin.
-In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI Community Radio is hosting
a live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their own stories of passage.
How did you, your family or your ancestors get here?
What kind of life have you and your family found here in the US?
How does the reality compare with the promise or myth of ‘America’?
What does it mean to live in a free country?
After the stories, Raza Rumi of the the Park Center for Independent Media will moderate a 30-minute Q&A discussion with the storytellers.
This event is part of the “How Did We Get Here?” series at the CAP ArtSpace which explores migration and the rich multicultural heritage of Ithaca’s past and present, and features an exhibit of political cartoons curated by Pedro X. Molina, the new Ithaca City of Asylum artist-in-residence.
Want to tell your story? We value your voice. Please contact WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum (www.wrfi.org/contact)
to share your experiences with the community.
Given the public nature of this event, we understand that some people’s legal status may interfere with wanting to share their stories. If you would like to have yours read anonymously by someone else, we can pair you with a reader.
Co-hosted by WRFI Community Radio, Ithaca City of Asylum, Community Arts Partnership and The Park Center for Independent Media
-YOU ALL ARE INVITED!
I’m opening up Knit Ithaca (http://www.nelkindesigns.com/knitithaca) to locals on Saturday night of the retreat! I’ve rented the whole second floor ball room, there is tons of room to knit and chat! This year we’ll have a cash bar and an OPEN smore’s bar… no need to go down to Monk’s! Thea Colman (Babycocktails.com has even designed a signature retreat drink for us, and it will be available for the tasting !)
Come knit with us and support some of my favorite local artists! This is a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping!
There is going to be a pop-up-shop with my kits (plus the brand new one designed for the retreat), Jill Draper Makes Stuff yarn, jewelry from Laurel O’Brien, yarn and fiber from local farmer’s Teresa Fallon of Ironwood Farm and Karen of Windsong Farm, bags by MIMBY, punch needle supplies and art from Becky Yates, and one or two other treats!
NOTE: Knit Ithaca attendees DO NOT need to purchase tickets, you already have one with your registration fee!
-Big Red Thon is a 10 hour dance marathon that raises money and awareness for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. This year’s theme is Outer Space, based on one of the floors of the hospital in Syracuse.
This year, our goal is to raise $40,000 for the kids. The money raised will go towards a new Golisano Center for Special Needs. Celebrating Golisano’s 10th birthday, this center will be focused on children with autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, sensory impairments, and other intellectual and developmental abilities. So far, Thon has raised over $100,000, and we’re excited to keep this momentum going!
The event itself is 10 hours of dancing, performances from a capella groups and dance teams, as well as games, food, and much more! Come out and show your support for the kids of Upstate Golisano!
Together, we can help kids reach for the stars!
-CTAS welcomes you to Night Market 2019! Come join us at Cornell’s largest free food event for an exciting night of performances, activities, and of course, free authentic Taiwanese cuisine 😉
TIME AND LOCATION:
8:00 PM-11:00 PM, Saturday, Nov 9th, 2019
Three Cup Chicken (三杯雞)
Taiwanese Sausage (台式香腸)
Minced Pork (滷肉飯)
Pork Floss Sandwich (肉鬆三明治)
Scallion Pancakes w/ Egg (蔥油蛋餅)
Tea Eggs (茶葉蛋)
Tofu Noodle Salad (w/ carrots & celery) (涼拌干絲)
Shaved Ice w/ red bean, condensed milk, aiyu, grass jelly (剉冰)
Almond Tofu (杏仁豆腐)
The Assorted Aces
-LEARN SALSA & LATIN DANCE: Beginner and Intermediate Level. Registration for 3 courses open on August 20th for students, and August 29th for non-students, community members included. All Welcome! Genres include Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue and Rueda de Casino. Movements, step patterns, and combinations are taught in line and integrated into partner dance, where we focus on lead-follow technique, rotational movement, turns, and dance floor navigation.
LATIN DANCE LEVEL 1 (Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha)
Mondays 9:15-10:45pm, 9/9/19-12/2/19.
Course Number PE 1160
SALSA LEVEL 1
2 Sections: Thursdays 10-11:30pm, 9/5/19-11/21/19; Sundays 8-9:30pm, 9/1/19-11/24/19
Course Number PE 1162
SALSA & LATIN DANCE LEVEL 2
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00pm, 9/3/19-11/26/19.
Course Number PE 1163
LOCATION. All classes take place in Helen Newman Hall Dance Studio, 163 Cradit Farm Road, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.
REGISTRATION. Add/Drop for Cornell students begins August 20th. Non-students, community members included, can register starting August 29th, in person at Room 305 in Helen Newman Hall (163 Cradit Farm Road, Ithaca, NY), M-F 9am-4:30pm.
PARTNER POLICY. NO Partner Necessary. Couple sign-up encouraged. All classes are gender-free: each student is free to learn the lead or follow role. Non-conformity welcome.
ATTIRE. Participants should bring a water bottle and dress in comfortable attire suitable for movement. Footwear should be fitted and have flat soles and medium level traction.
COST. Course Fee: $90 students. Non-students $140 ($90 for CU staff and faculty with Wellness membership).
QUESTIONS. Email instructor, Michael Luis Ristorucci, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (607) 592-1986. Or call PE Office at (607) 255-4268.
-On November 10th, we will launch sponsored water lanterns to remember those who we have lost or are currently lost to addiction, mental health and homelessness. Sponsor a lantern by sending $10 by check to 1435 Elmira Rd. Newfield NY 14867 or from our webpage secondwindcottages.org/donate or on facebook directly . Make sure to put the name of the person you are remembering along with a message (if you desire) to be written on the lantern. All proceeds go towards restoring hope to the hopeless through the work at Second Wind Cottages and the Ithaca Homeless Crisis.
-Tompkins County Public Library is pleased to host Angela Cannon-Crothers, who will be reading some of her essays about the natural world, on Sunday, November 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room East.
At this afternoon reading, Angela Cannon-Crothers will read from her book “Changing Seasons in the Finger Lakes.” These essays explore the natural world with scientific inquiry and poetic wonder in an era of changing environments, seasons, and climate. As an ecologist and a passionate observer, Cannon-Crothers writes on subjects that range from canoe guiding to foraging, from gardening to homesteading to teaching children to enjoy the outdoors.
Angela Cannon-Crothers is an environmental educator, author, and writer, with degrees in science and education. She publishes articles on nature and parenting as well as short stories. She is the recipient of several poetry awards and the 2010 Writers & Books Big Pencil Award for Teacher of Young People.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information about this and other programming at TCPL, or to inquire about accommodations for full and comfortable participant engagement, contact Information and Learning Services at 607 272-4557, extension 260, or at email@example.com.