Events for the week of 09/16/2012
|Green Mother Goods & Hob Knob at Boone Day of Peace
| Date: 9/21 - 9/21
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The International Day of Peace, established as September 21, has a resurrecting scope.
Resolution UN/A/RES/55/282 states that it is “an invitation to all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the day,” a international ceasefire that has been acknowledged for 31 years.
For the past seven years, it has been the Mountain Peacemakers’ day of New Year’s resolutions. This year, the theme is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.”
On Sept. 21, the Mountain Peacemakers will host events that follow what Lexie Danner calls “inside, then out, peace.”
Danner, Joanna Weintraub and and Cindy Ball are the organizers of the Mountain Peacemakers.
“But if you’re participating, you’re a Mountain Peacemaker,” Danner said. “You’re representing what you have to contribute.”
At 11 a.m., peacemakers can participate in Yoga for Peace with Vicki Rodriquez on the lawn of the Watauga County Library (140 Queen St.). Rodriquez’s 10 years of yoga and meditation have rewarded her with hours cultivating “the practice of presence.” She will guide the group through yoga with this mindfulness.
At noon, there will be a moment of silence on the library lawn, directed by Robert Roskind, founder of Gathering of the Peacemakers and local author of “conscious” books, such as “Staying Awake in the Sleeping World.”
“It’s a global wave of prayer and respect,” Danner said. “You might even be able to feel it.”
From 1 to 3 p.m., Green Mother Goods (116 W. King St.) will host Peace Talks. Also at 1 p.m., Vachel Miller will present a talk, titled “Abolition of Modern Day Slavery.” Miller teaches in the doctoral program in educational leadership at Appalachian State University. He worked on a child labor project in East Africa from 2005 through 2008 to help remove children from child labor conditions. Student representatives from the ASU chapter of International Justice Mission will also speak.
At 1:30 p.m., Green Mother Goods owner Debi Golembieski will discuss “Peaceful Purchasing,” namely fair trade and the benefits of purchasing eco-friendly products. She will use the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2011 report, “List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor,” in her talk.
At 2 p.m., Weintraub will host a talk, called “Sustainable Food for a Sustainable Future.” Weintraub is an agro-ecology lab instructor at ASU, and she’ll be joined by Courtney Baines, director of programs for Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and a sustainable development instructor at ASU.
Representatives from ASU Slow Food Group will discuss the worldwide local food movement. Local chef Scott Lamb will represent Organic Consumer Associations’ “Millions Against Monsanto” campaign and discuss concerns about genetically modified foods and the food supply’s future.
At 2:30 p.m., Roskind will discuss his latest book, “Guide to an Awakening Planet,” and talk about the transition from fear to love.
From 2 to 3 p.m., the Mountain Peacemakers host peace flag creation in the library meeting room. Basic Humanity Ink donated about 40 flags to the cause.
At 4 p.m., peacemakers of all ages hit the downtown Boone sidewalks for the annual Peace Parade. Participants are asked to meet on the library lawn at 3:45 p.m. Throughout the procession, Angela Sterling Forest will sing Celtic and peace-inspired songs. The route will travel through downtown Boone and back to the library.
From 6 to 7 p.m., the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (423 W. King St.) will host African drumming and dance, led by Sherone Price, an associate professor in ASU’s theater and dance department.
Throughout the day, Our Daily Bread and Hob Nob Farm Café will sell “Beers for Peace” in support of community fundraising for peace-related projects.
Two Rivers Community School will hold workshops, and ASU freshman seminar classes, led by Lee J. Ball, will discuss how peace can be attained through renewable energy.
On Sept. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m., ASU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies presents a free movie screening of “The Day After Peace.” The film is the second documentary of Jeremy Gilley, who pushed the General Assembly to carve
International Day of Peace into every Sept. 21, instead of having the symbolism continue on fluctuating days.
There are hundreds more options in both the community and state, all listed on http://www.cultureofpeace.org. The website features letter formats to a representative and how to have a Buddhist race, a game where the last contestant wins.
“In order to bring fad to fabric, we can pay attention to the way we communicate with each other, the way we respect each other, tolerance, acceptance, understanding and organizing things within your community,” Danner said. “Little actions really matter, but the state of mind has to come first.”
For more information, visit http://www.cultureofpeace.org, http://www.mountainpeacemakers.org and http://www.elklandartcenter.org.
|Watauga County Farmer's Market
| Date: 9/22 - 9/22
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Thu Nov 01 2012 .
8:00am - 12:00pm
Horn in the West Park
519 Horn in the West Drive Parking on site. Fills up fast get out early!
Boone, NC 28607
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Would you like to choose from the freshest of produce, baked goods, and flowers while you talk to the people who have a personal commitment to their quality? Select locally grown garden plants and live herbs? Experience the tradition of Blue Ridge Mountain crafts?
Every week you will find quality organic fresh cut flowers and hardy local plants, delicious edibles from artisanal chefs and bakers and a wide assortment of regional crafts.
Come on out for the next Farmers' Market.We will be there Rain or Shine
Watauga County Farmers' Market will be open every Saturday through the end of October. We will also have our holiday markets on the Saturday before and after Thanksgiving from 10 - 2. Come out and see us! You will find us at the Horn in the West. Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet up the hill and we are on the left.
Note: Every 3rd Saturday of the month, please visit our kids vending area near the Powderhorn Theatre--they will be selling their self-made/self-grown products and would love your support and encouragement!
Plant & Herb Day May 21, 2011
Spring Green Day June 11, 2011
Red, White & Blue Day July 2, 2011
Tomato & Garlic Day August 20, 2011
Pie Contest September 17, 2011
Appalachian Craft Day October 15, 2011
Holiday Markets November 19 & 26, 2011
Come out and see us Wednesdays (June 1 - Sept. 29) at the Watauga County Farmers Market in the parking lot of Kmart from 8-11AM.
Name: Tori Cox
Phone: (828) 355-4918