Eating Alaska, a documentary film about women who hunt and the contradictions, apaprent and real, that engenders, will be showing at Noel Wien Library on Monday, December 21 (Solstice!) at 6:30 pm, sponsored by the FCCM. If you missed it last time, you have another chance to see this great film.
Food Co-op Days at The Magic Carpet this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27, 28 and 29
10% of your purchase goes to the food co-op. Members or new members can sign up for a $50 gift certificate drawing to be given away on Sunday. Call 479-2433 for directions.
See us at the Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market Annual Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5. Call 456-3276 for more information.
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This event has been in the works for months. Many hands worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help in the effort to raise funds to open our food co-op.
It began with a committee and a chair. Thanks first need to go to Helen McClean for her talented management of the event and constant good cheer. Cora Kelley assisted with auction logistics, Sharon Alden made sure we had many delicious desserts and Morgan Macchione handled the cashier/donation table along with Barb Bradley.
Meanwhile, Sue Sprinkle, created breathtaking graphics for our advertisements, Barb and Tom Bradley handled all of our fundraising items, Shaun Lott helped distribute flyers and wrote thank you letters and Evan Daigneault coordinated the volunteers for the membership tables.
A new and prolific behind the scenes committee member, Christopher Friar, assisted with the Facebook page, blog advertisements and created advertisements in other social media. Rob Leach and Hans Geier lent critical support at the auction. Countless members helped out at the auction or created awesome desserts for us. Special thanks go to the ReJoySing Choir for providing entertainment at opening and to Jersey Jones for his auctioneering expertise.
Thanks to DeVonne Koppenberg for taking such great photos at the Dessert Auction.
The Fairbanks Coop’s Health and Wellness Committee in conjunction with the UAF Peace and Justice Coalition presents a FREE showing of the film Eating Alaska Tuesday night, November 24, at 7 p.m. at UAF’s Schaible Auditorium. Running time is 57 minutes.
We’ll have a brief introduction and open discussion afterwards. All members of the Fairbanks and surrounding community are invited (both present and future members of the Coop!), so invite your friends to a FREE showing of this excellent documentary.
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Suzy Fenner of SCANFairbanks and Mike & Ritchie Musick are holding a meeting on community sustainability:
November 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday evening at the Noel Library Auditorium
There will be a presentation by Ritchie and Mike Musick on The Natural Step for Communities, discussion afterwards, and a second presentation and discussion at 7:00 pm on food security and sustainable agriculture.
Contact: Suzy Fenner, SCANFairbanks
(Sustainable Community Action Network for Fairbanks — advocating for economic, environmental, and social sustainability) (907) 479-2345, email@example.com
Dessert Auction Extravaganza!!
Morris Thompson Cultural Center
$10 (suggested donation**)
Dessert Donation Check – in: Between 6:15 p.m. – 6:45
Program and Auction Begins: 7:30Featuring guest “Celebrity Chef’s” and
Live Music and dancing by The Denali Mountain Boys; featuring Bruce Delbridge, Kit Carson, Earl Hughes and Fred Weisse.
Auction Fun by Jersey Jones and featuring local chefs and perhaps even a surprise appearance by a couple of celebrity chefs.
No host cash bar by Pikes,featuring local wine and beer.
Coffee by Forget Me Not Espresso.
Hosted by our own Board of Directors
**Dessert donations, purchases and membership fees are not tax deductible. Your support helps us with our effort to open a community-owned and controlled grocery store that will support local farmers and help build a thriving, local food system and create a just marketplace that nourishes. the community.
First Health and Wellness Eduction Committee Meeting:
Thank you all who made it to this meeting in spite of the slippery roads!
Last Wednesday we held our first Health and Wellness Education Committee at our downtown volunteer center. We had a great turnout with 11 folks interested excited and enthusiastic about educating our community about getting and staying healthier.
We had a great group of folks with interests varying from natural child birth to cooking organic and vegan food to holistic health care and teas.
Many different ideas were shared including classes on healthy and economical cooking, a lecture series, finding good articles to share on our blog site, and starting a reference library for our co-op.
What we decided on as a start was to show a food and health related film. Several were suggested such as Food Inc. and Eating Alaska.
We will be meeting again next Wednesday at 6 pm (that’s Nov. 4) in our volunteer center with the goal of choosing a movie, a venue, and a date. In the meantime we will be checking out what films and venues are available and thinking about what we want to do next.
Please come to the Health and Wellness Education Committee’s first meeting:
6 PM Wednesday October 28th
FCCM Volunteer Center
542-4th Suite 100B
(This is beneath the Veterans Affairs office. Go in the door to the right of the Vet office and down the stairs. The door will be unlocked until 6:45)
Join us for our first Health and Wellness Education Committee meeting. Even before our store is open we can begin to serve our members by providing health education and information to the community. We need your help in planning what sort of activities and things we can do to encourage and support a healthy and well Fairbanks.
For more information, please contact Sharon Alden.
Richard Seifert, an energy and housing specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service, will be giving a talk on sustainable community movements (“Connecting University Research to Communities”), Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8 pm at Noel Wien Library (1215 Cowles in Fairbanks). This talk is part of the Community Energy Forum, sponsored by the Alaska Center for Energy & Power, the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, and the Extension Service.
Seifert will discuss community gardens, home weatherization, renewable energy, education, and local organizations that are working to build sustainable communities.