Goals for 2017-18

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At our AGM on July 18th, we had an open forum period where members could suggest their ideal goals for the Recreation Society. Here is the short list- feel free to send in your comments and your own, personal short list to starklightrecreation@gmail.com

Look for our official, SRS agenda for the coming year which will focus on several of these ideas!

(Please note that some of our first classes will be offered for the construction of various pieces listed in the Equipment section of the following list)

SRS Goals for the Next Two Years

1. Events

– Early November Cultural Festival with Craft Tables and Performances

– High school bazaars showcasing student art, craft and cultural performances

– “Seeds of the Peace”: Grow your Knowledge gardening event in spring

– Improv nights

– cooperation with local choirs and performers for traditional song performances

– Historical Recreation Events, sales and performances

– Summer craft, art and pioneer hobby classes

2. Large Projects

-Traditional Blacksmithing forge

– Trebuchet

– Catapult

– Greenhouse for Community

– Maps for Forage in Region

– Totem Pole

– Traditional Building Structures

– Celtic tree houses

– Norse long house

– Cob/Adobe

– Hay bale

– Underground Houses

3. Classes

Have classes available for parties and group events

– Canning and Food Preservation classes

– Wicker and willow weaving

– Basketmaking, root woven baskets

– Traditional drum making

– survival workshops

– walking sticks

– henna tattoos and designs

– wood carving in traditional styles

– traditional dance classes

-Log crafting

– Classes in primitive technologies, tool development and hunting/gathering

– Wine, beer and distilled spirits courses

– silk screens

– partner with local groups like Child Development Center for special needs art classes

– traditional blacksmithing, smelting and metalwork

– fibre arts classes: weaving, looms, knitting, crochet and rug making

– music therapy classes using traditional and conventional instruments

– dreamcatchers

– wooden whistles and flutes

– jewelry making and smithing

– Drama classes

– chainmail and chainmail jewelry classes

– wire wrapping

4. Equipment

– pottery kiln

– Glazes and Pottery tools

Metal forge

– tools

– bellows

– hammers

– taps

– dies

– Talking Stick

– Smudge Bowl

– Metal Lathe

– Wood Lathe

-Lap Quilt Frames

-Knitting Looms

-Weaving Looms

– Rock Saw

– Glass blowing, enamelling and supplies

– Planetarium and observatory equipment

– leather stretchers

– traditional food preparation equipment

– hand mills, grinders

– food drying racks

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