Spring Thrills! 

Things are happening! New relationships are forming. New experiences forming us. Plants are going into the ground. Activity is a stir! Get all the updates below!

— This Week! —

The Dance of Hope residency is underway!

They hit the ground running, with wonderful performances and teaching times at Thomas Jefferson Middle, Lake Lure Classic Academy and the Grahamtown Center. They have been warmly received and have inspired their audiences. Please join us for any of the following events.

Potluck & Celebration of East African Culture and Art
at Dreaming Stone

Tonight! May 4th,
5:30 – 7:30 pm 
Help us celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of this group and valuable contributions of East Africa. Reply to if you need directions.

Free Public Performance
Fri May 5th,
downtown Ruff’ton

Come to the Food, Art, Brew event (where you can enjoy local vendors and delicious fare) and catch Dance of Hope in action. They will perform their show at 6:30 and again at 8.

Drum and Dance Workshop
Sat May 6th, 3 – 4:30 pm

This is a workshop for all ages! Participants will get to learn about their remarkable handmade instruments, and practice the rhythms, songs, and dances of Uganda. Register now

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— Upcoming Programs —

Ecological Art

May 20th, 1 – 6 pm

June 3rd, 10 – 3 pm

Free workshops on permaculture gardening practices with Jason Maglaughlin. Develop hands on skills: building living soils, double digging, no till and Hugelkultur methods, bio-Intensive approaches, companion planting and cover cropping. Space is limited, so please register.

Arts, Ecology,
and Circus Camp!

July 10th – 15th

Registration is officially open. Good news! Last year was a hit and we’re gonna make it even better. Get your kids on board, ages 8 to 14. We will have programmed activity Mon – Fri, and then will invite family and friends for a performance and community meal on Saturday.

Collective Effervescence
Contact Improv Retreat Sept 22 – 24

We are hosting our first contact improvisation retreat this year, which will include a live music jam, playful forays into the forest, delicious local food, and workshops led by Brad Stoller. Come, dance, and be nourished by this beautiful setting. This will fill up. Register now!

— Program reflections and updates —

Sing in the Spring was a hit! It was a treat to have the proficient skills of Saro Lynch with us.  To all you song lovers out there, we commend her educational break downs about traditional songs.

Also, we’ve done some heavy lifting in our land care efforts and made great strides with the help of friends and volunteers. In early April, we removed 70 cubic yards of garbage (and well over one hundred tires) from our wetland area. We’re planting native seeds and helping restore the land and waters.
Then, later in the month, we drew upon volunteer strength to complete an ambitious soil ammendment plan. Adding organic material and aerating the deeper layers of soil within our garden beds, we are building diverse living soils that will produce for years to come.

— Community News —

We had our first memorial and burial on the land. It was a profound honor to lift up the life of Rick Beck, my father in law, plant a tree, gather as community and family, and create beauty so bold that we might delight our ancestors.  

This past weekend, family circled around to celebrate my father’s 70th birthday. He’s been the primary work horse on the land and we’re so glad that he is giving all his strength and passion to this land based community experiment.
Finally, we are delighted to have Leonardo and Romina and Léon safely back with us! And they brought their precious new daughter, Libertab, with them. Their jouney has been long, but we’re glad they will be with us for awhile. Please keep us in your prayers as we re-orient around this new season of life in community. 
Thanks for staying connected to our journey!

Tevyn East

Executive Director
Dreaming Stone Arts and Ecology Center

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