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We gather at our Environmental Cottage on Grand Island, New York. The Cottage sits on several undeveloped acres.

-- Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard

Calendar - September - October 2009

Riverside-Salem Schedule
September - October 2009
4-6 p.m. Sundays at the Cottage (3449 West River Rd., Grand Island), unless otherwise noted;
potluck following. Info: www.riversidesalem.org or jlicence@buffalo.edu (773-1426)

Sept. 6 June & Roger’s 29th Labor SUNDAY picnic-potluck (2-6 p.m., 1515 West River, Grand Island); 773-1426; jlicence@buffalo.edu.

Sept. 13 BUSINESS MEETING [38th anniversary of Attica Uprising & Massacre]

Wed., Sep. 16 Food/Film Series Movie: FOOD MATTERS (DVD)

Sat., Sept. 19 IWI’s Jigonsaseh/Women of Peace Awards Event, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Buffalo State College Social Hall. Call Agnes or Vicky at IWI: 332-6988 for information.
Annual Shoreline Clean-Up [gather at RS], 9 a.m. – noon. Info: Tom (773-1563) or Jim (773-5268).

Sept. 20 Reforming Health Care: Conversations

Sept. 27 Dr. Narzeli Vardanyan, Director of Armenian Forests, an NGO responsible for forest protection in Armenia and president of GOY, an NGO focusing on environmental issues. She is a licensed attorney in Armenia and a member of the International Bar Association. An expert in environmental law, she is also a lecturer at the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan and coordinator of a working group of the Northern Alliance for Sustainable Development (ANPED).
1:00 CROP Walk (details: CathyRieley-Goddard: 984-2442.)

Sat., Oct. 3 SOLAR TOUR: Visit our Straw-Bale Shelter Project (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

Oct. 4 Sharing Our Gifts: Jon & Cathy will lead a design session for our telling and collecting our stories/histories. [Cephas-Bissonette House Annual Hike of Hope: “Leave a Peaceprint”– Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga, 1:00 p.m.]

Wed., Oct. 7 Food/Film Series Workshop: We will focus on the connection between health/disease and the food we eat. Our goals will be defined at this session.

Fri/Sat., Oct 9-10 Sixth annual World on Your Plate conference at Daemen College (see enclosure)

Oct. 11 “The Garden” (DVD)

Oct. 18 Cornucopia/Harvest Events: Celebrating our connections with the earth by planting garlic, sharing dishes & recipes, garden produce, gratitudes….

Wed., Oct. 21 Food/Film Series Movie: “Mad Cowboy Documentary” (DVD)

Oct. 25 Robert Meeropol, The Rosenberg Fund for Children: Gathering at the Network of Religious Communities, 4:00 p.m., 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. [NO MEETING at Riverside-Salem Cottage]

Nov. 1 BUSINESS MEETING (5:00 p.m.); Western Area Fall Meeting at St. James in Hamburg (1:00 p.m. lunch; 2:00 p.m. program on “Faith and Fundraising”)

Here are some old calendar entries, to give a sense of what we do:


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