Hand Tool Sharpening & Chopping Wood
Hand Tool Sharpening – 10 am – noon
Join us for a fun and informative morning with Doug Coulombe as he demonstrates how to sharpen a crosscut saw, axe and chainsaw. Doug will also show how to remove and replace a broken wooden handle from an axe or splitting maul. You are welcome to bring tools that need sharpening or handle replacement (bring a new handle with you). Cost: $15
Chopping Wood 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Doug will demonstrate the safe and efficient way to use a variety of cutting tools to cut up fallen trees. Safety and efficiency will be stressed as we learn how to use an axe, a crosscut saw and a chainsaw. Have you always wanted to play Paul Bunyan? Gals, have you always wondered why the guys get to have all the fun with a chainsaw? Here’s your chance!Cost: $15 Those coming for both workshops are invited to bring a bag lunch.
Mayday Flower Walk & Celebration
Sunday May 5
Mayday Flower Walk – 10 am – noon
Greg will lead a spring wildflower identification walk on Sanctuary’s land.
Mayday Celebration – 2 pm – 6 pm
Celebrated for thousands of years throughout diverse cultures, Mayday could be the most ancient religious festival in the Northern Hemisphere. Maypoles were erected, music was played, dances were danced, winter was over and spring had sprung. Come join the merry makers and help wrap the ribbons around the Maypole at Peaceworks Farm, 2231 Welcher Rd., Newark!
Primitive Skills Practice Sessions Saturdays
April 27 from 9:30 –11:30
Join us for these two hour practice sessions where we will practice bow drill fire making, cordage making, shelter building, solar still and other skills that folks want to spend time practicing together. Bring your own sharp knife and any other tools you feel may be appropriate. Water bottle, snack and bug spray are good ideas too. Meet at the pavilion. RSVP’s appreciated. Contact Steve Aman 315-945-5559; firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22 at 7pm
Sanctuary is hosting a film called Green Fire, the first full length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. What is exciting about this film is that is more than a documentary about Leopold; it explores the influence his ideas have had in shaping the conservation movement as we know it today by highlighting some inspiring people and organizations doing great work to connect people and the natural world in ways that Leopold might not have imagined. He is the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac.
Beat the blues annual dinner dance
at Saint Ann’s Social Hall
1600 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
on Saturday, March 23
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
You are invited to come hang out with fellow Sanctuarians as we break out of the winter doldrums and welcome Spring to our part of the world! It’s our annual Community Dinner which is our way of giving something back to everyone in our family as well as an opportunity to invite new friends to get to know us.
Music will be provided by The Blue Dance Band for our dancing and listening pleasure. A silent auction with loads of incredible items and services have been donated but we are always looking for more. Please contact Dick Wlos at 585-489-4538 or email@example.com to donate to the silent auction.
Sanctuary will provide a baked ziti dinner, tossed salad and bread. We are asking that a dish to pass be brought along to create a banquet. Feel free to bring a dessert or other delicious food.
Cost is $10 per person or $12 per family. Seating is limited so sign up early!!
Please call Dick Wlos at 585-489-4538 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about how to register or for donating to the silent auction.
Thank you for reading this invitation and for all you have done in the past to support Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm. We are so looking forward to seeing you at our Beat The Blues Dinner.
Dick Wlos, Board Member
Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm
at beautiful Sanctuary
on Saturday, January 26
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2480 Arcadia Zurich Rd., Newark, N.Y.
Join us for our seventh annual winter snow shoe hike on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 1:30 -4 pm. We will have a roaring bonfire after the hike to warm ourselves and to roast hot dogs and heat up hot chocolate. In the event of no or little snow, we will still hike the land, enjoying the sites and camaraderie. Cross country skiers welcome!
Snowshoe rentals available by reservation only, $20.
Drumming For Peace
Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7, 2012
Join us for a 24 hour “drumathon” to honor peace on earth and support Sanctuary. Drumming starts midday on Saturday and continues without interruption to midday on Sunday. Individual drummers will sign up for specific times. No drummer is required to drum for the entire 24 hours. A continuously burning campfire will be the centerpiece around which the drumming occurs. Camping is available on site starting Friday after 6 pm. All participants (drummers and supporters) must register upon arrival to Sanctuary and receive their wrist bands.
Weekend Wellness Festival
4pm Friday, August 10 – 6pm Sunday, August 12, 2012
Wellness Weekend Festival 2012
Friday Aug. 10th at 4pm, to Sunday Aug. 12th at 6pm
Come join us for a weekend filled with a wide variety of fun wellness activities including yoga, meditation, music & dance workshops and performances, kirtan, wild edible & nature walks, spiritual talks and fire spinning performance! We will also have a kids tent with fun activities! Camping is optional with the weekend passes and makes it easy if you plan to join us for early morning meditation followed by yoga. There will also be local vendors offering massage, acupuncture, reiki, henna; and others selling natural products such as crystals, soaps, clothing, and yummy vegan foods. Kids are welcome and there will be a kids tent!
If you are interested in vending, volunteering or participating in other ways, contact Laura Jean Castelluzzo at LJCastelluzzo@gmail.com or 716 465-7408 .
Looking forward to sharing this exciting fun and rejuvenating weekend with everyone!
Preregistration for the whole weekend including camping:
$25 Seniors & kids 12-18. Kids under 12 are FREE
$15 Day pass only (camping not included).
Registration at the gate for the whole weekend including camping:
$35 seniors & kids 12-18. Kids under 12 are FREE.
Day pass is $20 at the gate. (camping not included)
For the weekend passes, camping is optional and you are welcome to come and go as you like
There are a few volunteer options available in exchange for partial or complete registration price. Contact Laura Jean at the number above to find out more.
The intention for this event is for everyone to have fun, feel uplifted and rejuvenated as well as raising money to help support Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm’s mission: To educate, enlighten and enrich, nurturing minds, bodies, spirit and all of natural creation.
Family Camping Weekend
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2012
Come join us for a great weekend of camping, hiking, outdoor games, playing by the creek, map and compass, singing around the campfire and more!
Bring your own meals, shared cooking, community outdoor kitchen.
This will be a fun weekend led by the master of fun and playtime, Dennis Ponczkowski!
Contact Dennis at (585)705-3327 or email@example.com
Cost: $10 per tent
Open Community Drumming
Friday, June 8 – Saturday, June 9, 2012
Come join us for a drum gathering around the sacred fire and to be in community with story telling, making music and lots of laughter and camaraderie. Camping is encouraged on the land overnight. The day starts with an opportunity for community service that includes projects that need attention on Sanctuary’s property. Tent setup starts at 6 pm with drumming beginning at 7 pm. Suggested donation $10.
May Day Celebration & Flower Walk
Sunday, April 29, 2012
10:00am Flower Walk, 12:00pm Maypole
Celebrated for thousands of years throughout diverse cultures, Mayday could be the most ancient religious festival in the Northern Hemisphere. Traditionally people “went a Maying” by going into the woods and bringing back leaves, boughs and blossoms to decorate themselves and their homes. Trees were planted, Maypoles were erected, music was played, dances were danced, drinks were drunk and love was made. Winter was over and spring had sprung. Come join the merry makers and help wrap the ribbons around the Maypole! Followed by a spring flower identification walk.
Mark DeCracker will lead the flower walk. Mark is a expert in local wildflowers.
BEAT THE BLUES DINNER DANCE
Saturday Evening, March 31, 2012
St. Ann’s Social Hall, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave, Rochester…..Dinner at 6 pm; Music & Dancing at 7 pm
COMMUNITY DINNER! You are invited to come hang out with fellow Sanctuarians as we break out of the winter doldrums and welcome Spring to our part of the world! Its our way of giving something back to every one in our family as well as an opportunity to invite new friends to participate. Music will be provided by The Blue Dance Band for our dancing and listening pleasure, loads of incredible items and services for a silent auction have been donated. Sanctuary will provide a baked ziti dinner, salad, bread and water. We are asking that a dish to pass be brought along to supplement. This will make for a delicious meal and dessert. Cost is $10 per person or $12 per family. Please contact Dick Wlos at 585-489-4538 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you are attending. Donations for the silent auction still gladly accepted!
at beautiful Sanctuary
on Saturday, January 28
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2480 Arcadia Zurich Rd., Newark, N.Y.
Join us for our sixth annual winter snow shoe hike on Saturday afternoon from 1:30 -4 pm. Come and experience Sanctuary’s 120 acres of nature’s wonderland regardless of snow conditions. Marked trails and guided tours will take you through woods, drumlins and fields! Hot dogs and hot chocolate cooked over a bonfire will be provided to finish your day! Limited snow shoe rentals ($20) available that must be reserved in advance. Donations are always welcome.
We will have a roaring bonfire after the hike to warm ourselves and to roast hot dogs and heat up hot chocolate. In the event of no or little snow, we will still hike the land, enjoying the sites and camaraderie. Cross country skiers welcome!
Drum Making Workshop
FEEL THE RHYTHM!We are pleased to announce the return of Darrel Birchenough! Join us in a one day workshop building your own hand drum made entirely from recycled materials! All materials necessary for the class will be provided by Darryl Birchenough, an experienced teacher of many primitive skills and an old friend of Sanctuary.
Darryl will teach you, step by step how to create your drum, while you will learn the history of the drum and how to care for your drum. The drum will be one faced, and it will be constructed out of a deer hide. Due to limited availability of hides, this workshop is limited to the first six registered persons. Workshop cost is $99.00 per person. Bring your own lunch. Contact Steve Aman with any questions at 315-945-9555 or email: email@example.com. Please register online by clicking on the link below and bring your course fee to the workshop:
Drumming & Family Camping at Sanctuary
Come join us for a drum gathering around the sacred fire and to be in community with story telling, making music and lots of laughter and camaraderie. Camping is encouraged on the land overnight. The day starts with an opportunity for community service that includes projects that need attention on Sanctuary’s property. Projects could include: finishing the pavilion, installing trail signage, building a fence at the parking area and finishing the information kiosk. Tent setup starts at 6 pm with drumming beginning at 7 pm. Suggested donation $10.
Family Wilderness Weekend – Not Just for Families!
Join us for a weekend filled with outdoor adventures and communing with nature on the land at Sanctuary. We will form community and play in the woods, field, marsh and by the pond. Activities currently planned are: tarp shelter building, Dutch oven cooking over an open fire, map and compass reading, story telling around the campfire, 5 ways to build a fire, Native American philosophy, looking for sign (what animal left that feather/track/pile of shavings?), and plenty of leisure time mixed in to walk, talk and just hang out on the land.
Three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. Camping on the land starts Friday, bring a tarp or tent, pre-registration is required, in lieu of full payment some work exchange is available with prior arrangement. Cost is $75 for adults, $40 for kids and $150 for families. For more information and registration contact Steve at 315-945-5559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kite Making & Flying on the Drumlin
HAVE YOU TUGGED YOUR KITE TODAY? Crowfield Kite Flying Festival & Picnic from 11am-4pm. Bring your picnic basket, your kite, your family and friends, sun screen and something to sit on and join us for an afternoon of high flying fun up on the drumlin. Kite flying instruction, kite making workshops, kites for purchase, win a kite raffle or just enjoy a picnic under a sky filled with color and action. Bring your kite and join us.
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SECOND ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR SANCTUARY: DRUMMING FOR PEACE
September 24 – 25, 2011
Join us for a 24 hour “drumathon” to honor peace on earth and support Sanctuary. Drumming starts midday on Saturday and continues without interruption to midday on Sunday. Individual drummers will sign up for specific times. No drummer is required to drum for the entire 24 hours. A continuously burning campfire will be the centerpiece around which the drumming occurs. Camping is available on site starting Friday after 6 pm. Meals will be provided to all participants as community family style meals. Food contributions or potluck items are encouraged and will be greatly appreciated. Menus will be developed to easily accept this community spirit of food preparation and sharing. All participants (drummers and supporters) must register upon arrival to Sanctuary and receive their wrist bands.
Individual: We suggest that those who want to feel the magic of drumming should collect monetary pledges of support from friends, family and colleagues. These pledges are a positive way to engage and remind others of the concept of peace and to provide monetary support for Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm. All levels of pledges are welcome, however partaking of the meals provided by drummers and supporters does require a minimum of a $50 dollar donation.
Group: We want other not-for-profit groups to be able to share in this event. We have developed the Co-Sponsor Group category where 40% of the collected pledges are retained by the co-sponsor group. Participating co-sponsor groups must provide legal proof of non-profit status by submitting 501(c)(3) documentation at the time of registration.
SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE
Step 1: Sign up on line by clicking here or by calling Karen Waldron Johnson at 585.624.3582.
Choose your participation level and provide us with your contact information so that we will know you are coming. Event participation is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.
Step 2: Download and Print Pledge Sheets
Pledges are based on your level of commitment and participation. Start now to get as many pledges as you can, there are no limits! Print as many pledge sheets as needed. Minimum pledges of $50 are required from drummers and supporters if you want to enjoy all of the delicious meals provided. Please call Karen Waldron Johnson with any questions. Click here to download pledge sheet.
Step 3: Review Instructions and What to Bring to Event
Sanctuary is a very special place and we ask you to follow our guidelines, instructions, and suggestions to maintain the integrity of the land as well as for your personal comfort and safety. See Event Instructions & Guidelines below.
Step 4: Collect Pledges
You may collect donations in person by downloading our pledge sheet and following the instructions, or refer interested parties to our website to make their pledge on line by clicking HERE or by clicking the Be A Sponsor link on our home page.
Additional Questions? Call Karen Waldron Johnson at 585.624.3582.
EVENT INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES
* On site registration starts at 6 pm on Friday.
* All collected donations due to Sanctuary at time of registration.
* A wrist band will be issued to each person at registration. It must be worn at all times.
* Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by and adult.
* Each drummer will only be responsible for a portion of the 24 hour period.
* Quiet time after 10pm except for quiet ceremonial drumming lasting through the night.
* Camping available after 6 pm on Friday.
* No individual campfires.
* No harvesting wood or branches.
* Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided.
* Water and port-o-potties available on site.
* No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Firearms.
* Smoking is allowed in designated area.
* Please use receptacles for trash and recycling.
* Follow all on site Kiosk and posted instructions for safety.
SUGGESTIONS FOR WHAT TO BRING TO EVENT
* A peaceful attitude
* Drum (s)
* A Grandfather (rock or stone) as a prayer to be placed against the Peace Pole
* Stove, if desired
* Sleeping gear
* Personal items
* Clothes to keep warm and dry
* Hiking shoes for hiking on the trails
* Food for yourself and for adding to the potluck meals
* Bring plates, cups, and eating utensils for your own use. A wash tub will be provided for your use to clean your own dishes.
DIRECTIONS TO DRUMMING SITE AT SANCTUARY
If closer to Route 31, take east into Newark, then take Route 88 north about 4 miles to Fairville Station Road. Take a right there, go to stop sign. Go through stop sign, take second driveway (dirt) on right by mailboxes, leads up to Sundance field where drumming is held.
If closer to Route 104, take east to Sodus, then take Route 88 south into Fairville, about 15 minutes from Sodus. Then turn left on Fairville Station Road. Go through first stop sign, take second driveway (dirt) on right by mailboxes, leads up to Sundance field where drumming is held.
If traveling west on NYS Thruway, exit at Lyons/Geneva exit, go north on Route 14 into Lyons. Go one street past Route 31 to Water Street and turn left. Take through village, then take right fork on Leighton Street. Follow to stop sign. Turn right on Arcadia Zurich Road, go to next intersection, turn right on Coleman Hill Rd. Take second driveway (dirt) on right by mailboxes, leads up to Sundance field where drumming is held.
If traveling east on NYS Thruway, exit at Palmyra exit. Take Route 21 north into Palmyra, turn east on Route 31. Go to Newark, then take Route 88 north about 4 miles to Fairville Station Road. Take right there, go to stop sign. Go through stop sign, take second driveway (dirt) on right by mailboxes, leads up to Sundance field where drumming is held.
ABOUT OUR EVENT POSTERS
Sanctuary will promote the work of local artists by featuring their original works on our annual Drumming for Peace event posters. Our featured artist for 2011 is Yana Cortlund, email: email@example.com.