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Light up your Life with a Parade!
Liberty Parade Lights Up with this year's theme "Fan Your Flame"
Water? did it. Earth? Did it, too. Wind? You betcha. So what do we do for 2013? FIRE!
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“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”
Follow in Rumi's footsteps and blaze the path burning in your heart with friends old and new. Join us in poetry, dance, and of course large puppets and cardboard hats. Here are some ways to lighten up with Elkland this summer...
Kid's Summer Art Camp
cost: $120 first child in family, $100 each additional child in family
*50% rate reduction scholarships available for Todd residents
limit 10 students; minimum enrollment 5 students
registration deadline: June 20th
Elkland Art Center summer camp in Todd for children ages 6-12. Students will make items inspired by this year's Liberty Parade theme, "Fan Your Flame". Students will make their own props and puppets. Camp will end with a parade in downtown Todd!
To sign-up please email Lexie Danner or call Elkland Art Center at 336-877-5016.
Liberty Parade Artist Workdays
Fridays in June, 1 - 4pm
Old Elkland School, 10279 Three Top Road, Todd, NC 28684
located at the Elkland Art Center studio in Todd, these days are designed to give grown-ups time for artistic play; please call in advance: 336-877-5016 or email Martha.
No charge to participate.
Liberty Parade Public Workshops
Saturdays in June, 1 - 4pm
Old Bank of Todd, next the Todd Mercantile at 3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684
Anyone can come make props and puppets for this year's parade.
Workshops are free to all. Questions? Call 336-877-5016 or email Lexie
Liberty Parade 2013
Thursday, July Fourth. Meet at the crossroads of Highway 194 N and Railroad Grade Road in Todd. Get dressed-up from 10:30-11; PARADE!!! at 11a m. Costumes provided. LIKE us on Facebook to receive the most up-to-date updates.
"The Land Sustains Us, A Todd Story"
Elkland Art Center will premier it’s documentary film, “The Land Sustains Us, A Todd Story” at 7 p.m., April 12 at the Todd Mercantile and at 7:00 p.m., April 13 at the Ashe County Arts Council. The film is intended to serve as an exploration and community conversation about how the changing landscape (development, infrastructure improvements, loss of environment, etc.) affects the sense of community in the village of Todd, NC. The filmmaking has involved interviewing a cross-section of people from the community including long-term and short-term residents, developers, government officials and scholars, to obtain their insight into how land use has affected or changed their attitudes in the community. A discussion with the documentary team will follow the screening.
Video team: Jim and Suzanne (on left)
"The Land Sustains Us, A Todd Story" explores how the changing landscape - development, loss of environment, etc - affects the sense of community in our small village of Todd, NC. The documentary process will involve interviewing a cross-section of people including long-term and short-term residents, developers and government officials, to obtain their insight in how land use affects or changes their attitudes in the community. The intimate scale of Todd allows us to explore this issue in depth. Though Todd is small, the issues are similar to those faced by other communities: extensive, rapid changes in land use and population and the community’s efforts to address those changes. It is the intent of the project to open up dialog in the community to gain perspective on the issues of land use and sustainability.
(above) Emilie and Jim, Suzanne and Martha (below)
The video team includes: Martha Enzmann, project director, artist, local business owner of Elkland Handwerke, Inc. and founder of Elkland Art Center; Suzanne Clouzeau, videographer with Clouzeau Productions; James Lewis, our interviewer, (local long-term resident, writer, photographer, historian and former daily newspaper reporter. James’ family settled in the area in 1840. Unlike many who left for good, James returned to Todd because, as he says, “Todd is still the most interesting place I have ever been.” ) and Emilie Enzmann, local resident (since 2002), business owner (Todd Mercantile and Bakery) and member of the Ashe County Comprehensive Land Use Planning Committee.
The documentary has been sponsored in part by a planning grant and a media grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Conservation Fund.
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The Todd Community Preservation Organization was established in 2000. TCPO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It has a 12-member Board of Directors and relies on other volunteers to maintain its viability. TCPO’s mission is to create a sustainable community while preserving Todd’s rich history, natural beauty and culture. The phone number 336-877-5401, the same as the Todd Mahal Bakery; e-mail is email@example.com.
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