Monday, May 19, 2008

Youth Creative Journaling Summer Workshops

Wednesdays, June 18, July 23, August 20 2008 10-11:30am

Forget about school as we merge writing and art to invent an awesome new form of expression. Whether you are serious about art or just want to have fun, join us as we dive deep into the hidden recesses of our imagination. We will brainstorm story ideas through maps and sketches, paint postcard poems, and use music to jumpstart the creative process.

The themes are as follows: June--Creative Minds , July-- Roots and Wings , August-- Treasure maps . Each workshop is different and intended as a stand-alone class. Come to one or come to all.

Pre-registration is necessary. Call today to reserve your spot. 717-290-1517 All classes are held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St in Lancaster, PA (Across from Central Market).

Open to the kids ages 8-16. $15 for each session plus a (one-time)$5 journal fee .

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fair Trade Day 2008!

This Saturday, May 10, is International Fair Trade Day. It's a great day to raise public awareness of the importance of Fair Trade in the world economies. Fair Trade means that a fair, living wage is paid directly to artisans, collectives or small farmers around the world. It's a way that we can support and participate in local economies worldwide.

Most people are familiar with Fair Trade Coffee and Tea, but did you know that there are certified Fair Trade Chocolates? And lots of hand-crafted items, too.

In our shop, we always carry hand-woven traditional market baskets from a women's collective in Ghana. This 20-year-old collective has completely changed the economy of the villages where they are made. All of the children now attend public school, there are clean public wells for water, and health clinics. All because the women of the village can make fair pay for making traditional crafts from their own homes.

From Nepal, we have bags woven from hemp & purses made of recycled silk saris. We have beautiful sterling silver and stone earrings from Nepal, India and Chile. From Bali we have capiz shell wind chimes and beautiful parasols. And from Indonesia, we have hand-batiked clothing!

Come see us on Saturday, either at our shop, Radiance, right across the cobblestones from Central market in downtown Lancaster, or at the Landis Valley Herb Fair just north of Lancaster! Purchase any Fair Trade item and receive a free postcard about Fair Trade and a sticker to let others know that you participated in Fair Trade Day!