New Wind Folk School Water Weekend – Sept 27-29, 2013

New Wind Folk School Water Weekendrenew and find inspiration as you set your course for late Autumn and the coming winter.

New Wind Folk School offers a coming together of interesting presenters, students and ideas in the lovely harbor town of Port Washington. Both the setting and the focus are closely linked to Lake Michigan, water and renewal.

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Friday events
8:30 Free Continental breakfast

9:30 – 12:00 Water Reflections activities:
Water Play
Mindful Beach Walk
Tours of the historic Port Washington Light House and PortFish aquaponics
Lake bluff journaling and meditation

1:30 Circle of Oral History
Indian tribal leader from Lake Superior, charter boat captain from Lake Michigan and farmer from Jackson, WI share their perspectives on this time in Wisconsin history.

4:00 Painters’ Project at the Blue Heron Gallery

5:00 Dinner at one of Port Washington’s host restaurants

7:30 An Evening with Linda Allen
Mountain Voices – A Holden Village Story
Singer-songwriter from Holden Village in the cascade Mountains brings her stories, songs and images of the Village, now retreat center, a former mining town undergoing restoration and repair from the damages of the mining operations.

Saturday events
9:30 – 11:00 Lake Dance
From Lake Dance Environmental Education Outreach Center in Illinois, Clare Tallon Ruen facilitates a movement workshop, exploring personal connections to the Great Lakes and their ecology. Participants will create journals in the class to explore the connections further. The session closes with a performance based on the writings of noted author and conservationist, Michael Frome.

1:00 – 3:00 Water Symposium at the Wilson House
The Future of Water in Lakes Michigan and Superior and the Milwaukee River Basin
Panel includes J. Val Klump, Freshwater Sciences, Great Lakes Water Institute
Mark Peterson, Sigrid Olsen Environmental Institute
Kevin Shapiro, Milwaukee Riverkeeper
John Walther, Village of Jackson Administrator
Moderator: Mary Ann Ihm, Wellspring

4:00 – 5:00 Painters’ Project at the Blue Heron Gallery

5:00 Dinner at one of Port Washington’s host restaurants

7:30 An Evening with John Magnuson
The River is Flowing: Compassion and Justice for the New Earth
John leads community story telling and music. He brings his wisdom from his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer, parish priest, initiating and providing projects in mental health, religion and the environment, working with at-risk youth and volunteers from local American Indian tribes and his current project of establishing 30 interfaith community gardens in 15 countries.

Sunday events
10:30 Breakfast Buffet and Round Table Conversations with Presenters

12:00 – 1:00 Closing Celebration and Sending “Drops of Water a Might Ocean Make”

*All events are at the New Wind Folk School Headquarters unless otherwise noted

Special Events
Thursday, September 26th – Reception and Introduction to the artists at The Painters’ Project. Blue Heron Gallery, 102 E. Pier Street, Port Washington

8:00 p.m – Free and Open to the Public

Gift Shop and Exhibits at New Wind Folk School are free and open to the public throughout the weekend

Special thanks to the events sponsors
Port Washington State Bank
Thrivent Financial
Lynde Uihlein
Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA
Michael Frome
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

Full Weekend: $125; Friday only: $70; Saturday only: $70
Single event $20.00

*Full day registration includes dinner

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