Workshops & Event Schedule 2017
All workshops are free with festival admission. We encourage you to sign up for workshops in advance, although this is not required. To register, email Kentucky Heartwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with Chris Schimmoeller at 502-226-5751.
Workshops are designed with earth awareness and fun in mind! All workshops take place in the lower festival area except where noted. Participants in the stream ecology workshop are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear.
Stream Ecology Workshops: 3:30 & 5:30 pm.
Getting in the creek is one of the hits of the festival! Glenn’s Creek is a beautiful, clean, fast flowing stream that goes right past the festival site. Biologists Katie McKone and Jessica Schuster will get in the water with kids and adults to look for water bugs (macroinvertebrates) to learn about what the critters can show about the health of the stream. This is a fun, educational event that is free with festival admission.
Plan to get wet! Wear swimsuits or shorts and sandals to wear in the creek. No flip flops please.
Workshop times: 3:30 and 5:30 pm. Meet near the Kentucky Heartwood table.
Workshop length: approximately 45 minutes.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at this event.
Pollinator Gardens Workshop: 4 pm
Connie May will discuss the vital role of pollinators in the environment as well as the native plants and flowers essential to starting your own pollinator garden. Workshop length: 20-30 minutes
Resist! Workshop 4:30pm
Volunteers with Together Frankfort will describe local on-the-ground work being done to support renewed citizen involvement in the democratic process. Insights about the most effective way to work with elected officials and opportunities for getting involved will be discussed. This workshop will last approximately 30 minutes
Natural Healing: 5 pm
Herbalist Andrew Ozinskas will describe natural approaches to healing with herbal remedies for common ailments.
Workshop length: approximately 30 minutes
Solar Energy Opportunities Workshop: 6 pm
Led by Andy McDonald of Earth Tools, Inc., this workshop will describe solar energy opportunities for homes, neighborhoods, and cities as well as ways for people to get engaged in the solar energy revolution.
There’s Dancing in the Gym !
Folk Dance 3pm
The festival starts with a dance in the gym. Come early and join in the fun.
You will swing your partner, do-see-do, and promenade through square dances, contra dances, and circle dances. Each dance will be preceded by a run through with instructions. This is great fun for the whole family.
Sword Dance Demonstration 5:30pm
Don't miss this fascinating demonstration and the opportunity to try sword dancing yourself! Thanks to Wendy Howe and the Powell/Buchy, Mullins/Oaklee, Daniels and Howe families.
3 pm Festival Starts with a Square Dance
3:30-4 Open Mike
3:30 Stream Ecology Workshop
4:00 Music Competition - 8-12 yr olds
4;00 Pollinator Gardens Workshop
4:30 Resist! Workshop
4:45 Obstacle Course
5:00 Nicholas Penn
5:00 Natural Healing Workshop
5:15 Sports Competition
5:30 Dance Demonstration in Gym
5:30 Stream Ecology Workshop
6:00 Music Competition 13-18 yr olds
6:00 Solar Energy Opportunities Workshop
6:30 Children’s Street Theater
7:00 Children’s Parade
7:15 Raffle Drawing & Enviro Quiz Winner
7:30 Awards Presentation
7:45 Heath and Molly
All Day: Information tables, Vendors, Local Food, Concessions, Moonbounce
Schedule of Speakers
All speakers will be on the main stage and will talk for 3-4 minutes each. This year we are including poets. Don’t miss them!
3:50 pm Welcome to Music Festival
Jane Marie Watts and Chris Schimmoeller
Castle & Key Distillery-Marianne Barnes
4:50 Youth Sustainability Council-Kennedy Hall
100% Renewable Energy-Andy McDonald
Poems by Kids – open mike
Resist! -- Marylynn Collins
5:50 Public Lands Protection – Jim Scheff
Land Restoration - Bobby Carey
Invasive Plant Campaign - Scott Tippett
Forest Poem – Trina Peiffer
6:50 Rebuilding Capital Plaza – Eric Whisman
Vision of Community - Donna Hecker
Vision for Kentucky - Mary Nishimuta
7:30 Presentation of Awards –
Jane Marie Watts & Chris Schimmoeller