Three-pronged arts programs

DAMASCUS, PA. - Farm Arts Collective, a new community organization founded by actor and farmer Tannis Kowalchuk, owner of Willow Wisp Farm, was established to bring together "community members in creative and educational practices in the areas of farming, art, food and ecology," says Kowalchuk in an announcement about her new project. The organization will host programs, workshops, performances and events covering topics from organic farming to fundraising, theater to cooking, seed-saving to business administration. 

"A compelling number of activities are planned to engage the community in each of the four interrelated areas of farming, art, food and ecology," Kowalchuk says. These include:

• Monthly Farm Days focusing on skill sharing.

• Performances, starting with a site-specific "Shakespeare on the Farm" and "Stone Soup and Other Songs," a traveling family friendly introduction to cooking. These are produced by the Farm Arts Collective Ensemble, performers and behind the scenes team members, which is open to area residents. Training sessions are held at The Narrowsburg Union, 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17.

• Seasonal meals, cooking, fermenting and preserving technique workshops.

• Ecology workshops.

Find out more at farmartscollective.org, 570-798-9530 or email info@farmartscollective.org.

 

Classic Choral Society accepting new members

BLOOMING GROVE - New voices are welcome at rehearsals for Classic Choral Society, held Mondays, Jan. 14-April 29 at Blooming Grove United Church of Christ, 2 Old Dominion Rd.

There are no auditions for this choir, under the artistic direction of  Janiece Kohler. Each singer is responsible for dues, music and concert dress.

The organization, now in its 60th year, will hold performances on May 5 and 12 at venues to be announced, featuring works by Jansson, Trotta, Cochran.

For information call 713-4543