Skill-Sharing & Make-n-Take Gathering

Join in these engaging social activities on the third Wednesday of each month!

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                  Local Living Venture

       Skill-Sharing & Make-n-Take Gathering
                     ~ all are welcome to join in the fun! ~       

                       Learn "simple living" skills
                                              Share with others
                                                                    Have fun!

Call (315) 347.4223 or Email for details at See you there!

 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 
 6 until 8 pm

Crary Mills Tri-Town Community Center
35 Post Rd., Crary Mills, NY 13617

See Directions below

 Family Friendly and FREE 
(though small free-will donations for the venue fees and LLV program growth appreciated.)

6:00   Social hour with refreshments provided by   Nature's Storehouse 
          and freshly roasted coffee compliments of Jernabi's Coffee House in Potsdam.
           Plus commencing a community service project, cutting up plastic bags for a future event!

Please bring scissors and (used or torn but basically clean) plastic grocery bags (standard size) that you'd like to get rid of productively!
We'll make "plarn" (plastic yarn) for a future crocheting project to keep plastic bags from endangering wildlife and give it a useful "second life."

6:30   Skill-sharing sessions will be featured
           (contact us at to join in!)
           Knife Sharpening demo - with one sharp fella, Corey Rusgrove
           All Things Coffee! - sources, roasts, prep with Jay Travis from Jernabi

           Re-stocking Bee Hives demo - thought about keeping bees?  Don Matheson has enthusiasm and knowledge to share!
           Home-made Natural Cleaning Products demo - with Alicia Cote!
           It's a Garlic Mash Up!  All things garlic demo with local chef Jeff Kennedy!

           Hand-made Long Bow and Arrows - a labor of love with Len Mackey!
           Easy Back Relief Yoga Poses!  We can all use a little of this! - with Sarah Harris!

More to be announced - and you can join in the fun!
Write us to get on the list to share your project, or just be there for your own "show-n-tell!"

7:30   Show-n-tell time available for anyone who brings something interesting to share. 
           Have a project, hobby or skill you're into? Bring it with you and share it with others in a brief, 5-10 minute demo!

           Let us know when you arrive and we'll slot you in for some time!

PLEASE ALSO JOIN US for your monthly Simple Living Exchange & Potluck Gathering on the third Saturday of each month - details can be found HERE.

Hospitality provided with the generous support of Nature's Storehouse - St. Lawrence County’s most complete natural products store, offering a wide variety of local, natural and organic goods. Locally owned and operated, committed to supporting wellness for both individuals and our community. Nature’s Storehouse in Canton, NY is a natural foods store, health food store, vegetarian deli, vitamin and supplement retailer, grocery store and more…

Please patronize these wonderful folks who do so much for our community!

Thanks so much for your community spirit and connectedness!  We hope to see you there!
from the Local Living Venture team


From Canton
At the intersection of Rt. 11 and Rt. 68 (Stewart's, Pizza Hut & Price Chopper) take Rt. 68 toward Colton (south). After passing two separate flashing yellow lights for curves in road, look for the next small intersection that has a sign noting that it is Langdon's Corners (roughly 5 miles from Canton.) You do not have a stop sign there, so keep an eye out for the green Langdon's Corners sign. Take a Left there onto the Crary Mills-Eben Road, heading towards Potsdam. Less than a mile down, at the flashing yellow light, in the middle of a speed zone, take a Right onto the Post Rd. If you pass a playground and cross a low bridge, you just missed it, turn around! It's a short way down the Post Rd. on the left.
35 Post Rd., Crary Mills/Canton, NY 13617.

From Potsdam
You can either take Rt. 11 to Canton and then follow the directions above (your first turn would be a Left onto Rt. 68 at the Stewart's/Pizza Hut/Price Chopper intersection of Rt. 11 & 68 - the first light when you enter Canton.)
OR (the shortcut)
In Potsdam, go to the intersection of Maple St. and Rt. 47 (Back Hannawa Rd.) where the "new" Kinney's is, as well as Clarkson University across from it. Take Rt. 47 over the hill past Clarkson. Take the second Right turn onto the South Canton Rd. Stay on this road for 3-4 miles until you come to your first stop sign, which is a funny intersection where you need to merge onto a larger road on a big curve. That road is Rt. 35, which is also called the Crary Mills-Eben Rd. Pretty much you just drive straight onto 35, you're merging onto it, not really turning onto it. About a mile or so down Rt. 35 you will approach a speed zone in Crary Mills. You will cross a low bridge and pass a playground as you approach the flashing yellow light. At that light, take a Left onto the Post Rd., and It's a short way down on the left.
35 Post Rd., Crary Mills/Canton, NY 13617.

From Colton
Take Rt. 68 towards Canton. About 2-3 miles out, after going down and then up a big hill, you'll see signs to take a Right at an intersection coming up in order to stay on Rt. 68. Do this, take a Right there. If you pass the Pierreont Volnteer Fire Dept. you have gone a little too far. Once you're on the new section of Rt. 68 you'll briefly be in a speed zone in the center of Pierrepont. Once back on the open road it's maybe 3-4 miles until you approach an intersection that is marked as Langdon's Corners. You do not have a stop sign there, so keep an eye out for the green Langdon's Corners sign. Take a Right at that intersection onto the Eben Rd., heading towards Potsdam. If you come across the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm, you have gone 2-3 miles too far. Less than a mile down the Crary Mills-Eben Rd., at the flashing yellow light, in the middle of a speed zone, take a Right onto the Post Rd. If you pass a playground and cross a low bridge, you just missed it, turn around! It's a short way down the Post Rd. on the left.
35 Post Rd., Crary Mills/Canton, NY 13617.


Monthly Skill-Sharing, Bulk Food Fiesta & Make-n-Take Gatherings
~ What Are They?

These monthly gatherings feature skill-sharing, bulk food-making, make-it-take it, and other activities.
If you would like to join us to learn more about our the LLV, help with a project and learn new skills, we'd love to see you there. 

For details on this month's event, see the highlighted portion above.

    All are welcome to join us at our monthly gathering featuring:

  • Skill-sharing demo's and show-n-tell (bring your interesting project or hobby to share!)

  • Bulk food-making (alternating months) where we all cook up a beautiful mess of food and share in the bounty - take some home to freeze and have healthy meals later!

  • Make-it-take it projects utilizing sustainably sourced items, etc.

  • Service projects (to benefit LLV events, organizing and/or others)

  • Many other activities (some of which perhaps you can suggest!)

Held every third Wednesday of the month starting at either 5 pm or 6:00, going until 8 or 9ish, or whenever we're done!
Alternating Canton/Potsdam venues.
FREE, but a small donation is appreciated to benefit LLV programs.

Please JOIN IN THE FUN -- and feel free to suggest ideas for interesting projects, activities and happenings!




The Local Living Venture coordinates near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

   T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!
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          315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617
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April 20th, 2016 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
42 Elm St.
On the wedge between Rt. 11 (Lawrence Ave.) and 11B (Elm St.)
Kitty corner from Village office complex, on the "interesting" intersection nearest the Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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