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New Meetup: Little Owl Music & Arts Festival March 31

From: Lana S.
Sent on: Sunday, March 11, 2012 5:13 AM

Announcing a new Meetup for GREEN EVENTS - Chattanooga Environmental Meetup Group!

What: Little Owl Music & Arts Festival March 31
When: Saturday, March 31,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Keep up to date on our official website: Press Release: March 7, 2012 - Chattanooga Event: Little Owl Music & Arts Festival, March 31, 2012, 12 - 6 PM Place: Audubon Acres, 900 N Sanctuary Rd, Chattanooga, Tennessee Admission: $5 per person, or $10 per family Celebrate Audubon Acre's historic past & visionary future at the March 31 Little Owl Music & Arts Festival from 12-6 p.m. Join us for a fun field day for the entire family with live music from Dalton Roberts and Jerre Haskew, and a flying Birds of Prey show by SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) with owls, hawks, an eagle, vulture and other raptors in our big field. We'll also feature some of the most treasured performing and visual artists in Chattanooga, such as Uncle Lightning, Gilbert Walker Sewell's Jack Pine Savages Stringband, Ray Zimmerman, Marcus Ellsworth, Troy Underwood, Hara Paper, Bob Carty and Jeff Pfitzer. We'll eat fun foods, enjoy the work of local artists, hear spoken word artists, paint faces, witness a poster contest for all local students, and watch dancing and yoga demonstrations with Chattanooga Kirtan Community, all cradled in the beauty of natural and historical surroundings. We want to share Audubon Acre's unique role in the past as we move into the future, preserving our natural resources, history, and native plants and animal life. So bring a chair, a picnic blanket, and/or a yoga mat, and make yourself at home. Live Perfomances by: Dalton Roberts, Jerre Haskew (of the Cumberland Trio), Uncle Lightnin, Jack Pine Savages string band with Gilbert Sewell, Hara Paper, Troy Underwood, Bob Carty, Ray Zimmerman, Marcus Patrick Ellsworth, Chattanooga Kirtan Community, Frank Eaton, John Sharpe, Derrick Polen. Ray Zimmerman, Marcus Patrick Ellsworth, Chattanooga Kirtan Community, Michael Gray, Darrel & Melanie Sutton, Ginnie Strickland Sams; Robin Burk; Peggy Douglas; Jim Pfitzer; Bruce Majors; Grant Fetters, Emerald Hips Belly Dance Instruction and Derrick Polen History: Audubon Acres has an established role in history as one of the oldest settlements in North America. The property is a registered site for the Trail of Tears, became one of the first land trusts in the State of Tennessee, and is home to Cherokee Arboretum. It was developed to interpret the forest in the context of native American culture and regional history. Audubon Acre's 130 acres gives visitors a glimpse into the life of the people who once lived, hunted, and gathered in the forests, meadows, and along the banks of South Chickamauga Creek. Little Owl Village, our festival's namesake, is believed to be the location of the first contact between local Native Americans and Spanish explorers, consistent with the journal accounts of members of the Tristan de Luna expedition. Mission: The Chattanooga Audubon Society was established to educate and promote an understanding of the responsibility borne by all individuals to preserve and protect our environmental, cultural, and historical resources. We're getting back to our roots in music, in the arts, in education, in becoming the hub of the East Brainerd community, inspiring the new generations to inspire us! Join us! Celebrate Audubon Acres; it's your nature! For more information, contact Chattanooga Audubon Society President Bill Fisher at[masked] or [address removed] Keep up with our performance event & featured artists and vendors on Facebook and Audubon's official website: and

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