Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Volunteers Still Needed for Wine Fest and Discount Member Tickets



On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:19 AM, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation:




Wine Fest
Two Ways to Save on Wine Fest Tickets -
Volunteers are Still Needed and
Special Pricing for OCAF Members
Dear Dan,

Wine Fest

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR OCAF MEMBERS
The 2014 Fall Wine Fest will be held Sunday, October 19th. This event will once again take place on the beautiful grounds of Ashford Manor and is not to be missed!
Tickets are now available to OCAF Members for the discount price of only $35 when purchased directly from the OCAF office Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM or by calling 706-769-4565. Limited quantity so purchase early!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
As you know, this is an important fundraising event for OCAF. The proceeds support classes, art exhibits and general operations. We need Volunteers to make Wine Fest a successful event.
Admission is only $10 for Volunteers, and work-times are short enough to allow sufficient time to enjoy the event before or after your shift.
   
Volunteer opportunities are available on Sunday, October 19 and are described on Volunteer Spot. To pay for your ticket when you sign up click the "Contribute $" button in the upper section of the Volunteer Spot screen. You will also have the opportunity to pay for your ticket at the Volunteer Orientation which will be held at Ashford Manor on October 16 at 6 PM.
Please click on the button below and sign up today!



Thank You!Brian LaHaie and Mary Lillie Chamberlin
Wine Fest Committee Co-Chairs


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Road closed-Spartan Lane between Knob Creek & Mason Mill due to cut gas line.Use Athens Academys main entrance at 441.School not affected


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Date:10/01/2014 11:16 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Advisory Message: Road closed-Spartan Lane between Knob Creek & Mason Mill due to cut gas line.Use Athens Academys main entrance at 441.School not affected


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The Latest from the Farm





Subject: The Latest from the Farm
From: pastures1051@gmail.com


The Latest from the Farm!
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The Pastures of Rose Creek

 

Happy Friday!

Farm News

We had a wonderful visit this week from students at the UGA School of Environment and Design. They came to the farm to learn more about sustainable agriculture and our farming practices. Will showed them them how he divides up our pastures for rotational grazing, how we use chickens in egg mobiles to help clean up after the cattle, and our preservation efforts to date.




 We have decided to make one more cow available for quarter, half, or whole purchases. To get an idea of the quantity of meat you get with your purchase: One 1,000 lb cow will yield the following cuts: Filet Mignon/NY Strip 7-10 packs (2 steaks per pack); Ribeye (8-12 steaks); Sirloin (10-15 steaks); Round (8-12 steaks); Cube (10-15-steaks); Flank (2 steaks); Skirt (2 steaks). Chuck Roast (8-10 roasts); Shoulder (4-6); Rump (8-10); Sirloin Tip (4-6). Brisket (8-10lbs); Short Ribs (10-20lbs); Stew meat (10-20lbs); Liver (5-10lbs); Ground Beef (approximately 120lbs). Please send us an email if you would like more information.
   
 

Where to find us...

  • Athens Farmers Market - Come see us at Bishop Park from 8am to 12pm. We will have our wonderful Piedmontese grass-fed beef fresh, free-range eggs, and dog treats for sale! 
  • Oconee Farmers Market -  Find us in Downtown Watkinsville by the Court House from 8am to 1pm. Our Piedmontese grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, and dog treats will be for sale!
  • Wednesday Athens Farmers Market - We'll be at the parking lot next to Creature Comforts Brewing Company, 271 W Hancock Avenue, from 4pm - 7pm! We'll have eggs and grass-fed beef!
  • Sunday Farm Stand - Come visit us here at the farm between 2pm and 4pm this Sunday. This week's Gold Club Deal is 10% off our roast selection!

 

"For the love of community and all things farming"




Your local farmers and friends,

The Pastures of Rose Creek
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Latest historical society news


From: "psommer" psommer@bellsouth.net
Subject: latest historical society news
Date: September 25, 2014 at 4:32:36 PM EDT


We had a good turn out for History on the Lawn.  Check out news articles, our facebook page etc. for more information.
In case you are interested here is the information on the next Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting topic. Abraham Lincoln will be the subject of a talk by Robert Peecher at the meeting of the Brig. Gen. T.R.R. Cobb Camp No. 97 Sons of Confederate Veterans October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Watkinsville Community Center, VFW Drive.  Peecher, a graduate of Oconee County High School, is editor and publisher of the weekly Oconee Leader and has previously worked at other newspapers in Georgia.  He has published several books of fiction--a series of adventures placed loosely in historic settings.
Melissa asked me to send this information out.  It is part of the discussion that the county is having about what to do with historical preservation funds in SPLOST and since they are including us in the discussion she wondered if any of you had any comments on this idea.  We want to present your thoughts at the next meeting.
Attached is a copy of an article published in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Fall 2014 issue related to historic preservation in park and recreation departments.
The article references Hurricane Shoals Park in Jackson County and the private group, Tumbling Waters Society, that supports the park by conducting fundraisers to assist in renovation projects and by providing volunteers hours to repair and maintain structures.  As we discussed for Oconee County, the park in Jackson County has been utilized by the local school system for educational purposes.  The article also mentions using SPLOST funds for restoration of the structures.
Enjoy,
Lisa D. Davol, CPRE
Peggy

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OCAF's Fall Wine Fest Tickets Now on Sale


From: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation info@ocaf.com
Subject: OCAF's Fall Wine Fest Tickets Now on Sale!
Date: September 24, 2014 at 11:41:55 AM EDT

Reply-To: info@ocaf.com



T I C K E T S  N O W  O N  S A L E!
Guests attending this year's Fall Wine Fest will be treated to a tasting of wine from eight regional wineries and bottle shops, beer from local breweries and gourmet food from thirty-two restaurants.

Attendees may participate in silent auction bidding for items ranging from baskets full of the finest wines to original artwork and vacation/travel experiences. In addition, we will feature demonstrations by visual and performing artists, all in the magnificent setting of Ashford Manor in Watkinsville.

This is truly a not-to-be-missed event!  

Sunday, Oct. 19, 3-6 PM

$40 per person in advance
$45 day of the event   

For more information and to purchase tickets online
 

2014 Vendor Participants:
RESTAURANTS

Big City Bread Cafe
Buffalo's Cafe
Cinco y Diez
Chops 'n Hops
DePalma's Italian Cafe
Dominick's
Earthfare
Edible Arrangements
Five & Ten
Five Bar
George's Low Country Table
Girasole's
Heirloom Cafe & Fresh Market
home.made catering
Iron Factory
Kiki's Bake Shop
Kumquat Mae Bakery Cafe
Local Table Eatery
Lumpkin Cafe
NONA - New Orleans 'N Athens
Pauley's Crepe Bar
Piccolo's Italian Steak House
Siri Thai Cuisine
Speakeasy
Square One Fish Company
South Kitchen & Bar
The Branded Butcher
The Fresh Market
The Last Resort Grill
The National
The Pine
Trumps Catering



WINERIES
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Habersham Winery
Montaluce Estates & Vineyard
Tiger Mountain Vineyards

BREWERIES
Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Terrapin Beer

BOTTLE SHOPS
ABC Package Liquor Store
Five Points Bottle Shop
Shiraz Fine Wine & Gourmet
Tall Boy Beverage Co.

OTHER BEVERAGES
Growlers
Jittery Joe's Coffee
Waterman Spring Water
 
High-End Silent Auction Featuring: 
Travel Items including a Holland America Cruise
Original Artwork
Jewelry
Experience Packages
Fine Wine Baskets
Health & Wellness Packages...and more.

Coming Soon - Watch for notification of our on-line silent auction!
Bring Us Your Corks
We are looking for donations of wine corks to be used in creating a large-scale sculpture.

Lots of corks will be needed for this projects so please remember us when you're uncorking your next bottle. Bring the corks along when you attend Fall Wine Fest, and you'll see a collection bin located at the entrance to the event where you can deposit the corks. Thank You!
  
Fall Wine Fest is a Fundraiser to Support:
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization exclusively supported by private donations, sponsors and membership. Cultural arts classes, programs, exhibits and events are offered all year for all ages and skill levels. The organization receives no government funding or tax dollars.

 
A Special Thank You to:
Ashford Manor Our Event Host Sponsor:
Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
5 Harden Hill
Watkinsville, GA 30677


Silent Auction Contributor:
Holland America Cruise Line
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Read The Good Lord Bird: a novel about abolitionist John Brown with Oconee Book Group



Pat Priest ppriest@charter.net [oconee]

Subject: [oconee] a novel about abolitionist John Brown
Date: September 24, 2014 at 9:58:55 PM EDT
To: Oconee Democrats oconee@yahoogroups.com

Hello!

"The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride is up next for the community book group sponsored by the Oconee Democrats.

The Washington Post describes this novel about the abolitionist John Brown and a young slave as "deeply researched, richly imagined" and a "rambunctious comedy of errors." This very unusual book won the National Book Award for Fiction last year.

A few copies are available at a discount at Books Galore in Watkinsville. 

The group meets the last Wednesday of every month (October 29th) upstairs at Chops and Hops in downtown Watkinsville, with the discussion beginning at 7 PM.

Newcomers are always welcome!

Pat Priest
Member, Oconee Democrats




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