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Feet to the Fire Festival 2008: Help Wanted….

April 3, 2008

A Call for Volunteers

FEET TO THE FIRE FESTIVAL 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 12–5pm

Free admission

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Middletown, Connecticut

Located just off Newfield Street (Route 3)

Each of us has an impact on the world around us. We leave footprints and our footprints are changing the
planet. How can we impact these changes and imagine a sustainable future?

THE FESTIVAL

An eco-arts festival for the whole family featuring music, dance and theater performances, and a farmer’s
market with food from Connecticut vendors. Interactive exhibits will highlight energy conservation,
sustainability and resilient communities. This free festival is co-presented by Wesleyan University’s Center
for the Arts
and Environmental Studies Program, the Jonah Center for Earth and Art and the City of
Middletown with support from the Middletown Commission on the Arts and the Rockfall Foundation.

VOLUNTEER NOW TO BE PART OF THE FESTIVAL!

In the spirit of the Festival, volunteers will be asked to join the Festival team by assisting artists and
exhibitors, working on security, transportation, parking, promotion, documentation and other tasks to
create a pleasant, healthy and safe environment for Festival-goers to experience all that the Festival has to
offer. Shifts available to suit your schedule and jobs that will make a difference.

If you are interested in participating in the Festival as a volunteer, please contact Adrian Nieves at
anieves@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2696 by April 15, 2008. We will hold a volunteer meeting shortly.

Jonah Center News….

February 8, 2008

The following Jonah Center bulletin, received today, is reposted as a public service:

Jonah Center News

COMMUNITY GARDEN MEETING

Municipal Building, Room 209

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 4:30 pm

The City of Middletown is exploring various options to expand Community Gardening and needs to hear from everyone who is interested. Even if you can only stop in for a few minutes and sign in, it would be wonderful! Let’s promote and get involved in “urban agriculture” in Middletown. This is reconnect us with the soil and help everyone learn about the food-growing process. NEAT and Nehemiah Housing are involved in this.

Please forward this notice to anyone who might be interested in community gardening.

ARMY BASE UPDATE

The city and DEP are working with the Army to find a more suitable site for the new training base. There will be a Common Council “workshop” meeting about alternative sites coming up soon, perhaps on Thurs. Feb 21 at 7 p.m, but this schedule is only tentative and not confirmed. We’ll keep you posted

SILVIO O. CONTE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The “Floating Meadows” between Middletown and Cromwell and the Maromas section have been identified as possible “focus areas” of the Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge, sections of which cover the entire Connecticut River Watershed. If you are interested in helping to promote these two local areas for the Conte Refuge, reply to Hall.john987@sbcglobal.net and put “Conte Refuge” in the subject line. We need people to send in “comment sheets.”

JONAH CENTER MEETINGS

There will NOT be a Jonah Center meeting or program in February, due to the many other meetings and events taking place. Our next program meeting will probably be held on March 18.