Showing posts with label community markets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label community markets. Show all posts

Friday, September 3, 2010

Add a little CHAOS in your life !

Doesn't your life need a little more CHAOS?

CHAOS, which stands for Community House of Arts in Ottawa, is a place like no other in the Starved Rock Country area.

The goal of CHAOS is to engage youth and families in workshops teaching theater skills, script development, beginning performance skills, providing our community with a revolutionary new version of a classic story. They also provide free community events and unique art exhibits, such as the upcoming Monster Pumpkin Sculpture. At a time when programs are being cut from school budget CHOAS brings a vital education/ social component to this area.

Previous events have included awesome classes with guests such as graphic novelist Tim Seeley, voice lessons with Janet Reynolds of the Chicago Lyric Opera, local artists such as Annette Barr Photography and CHAOS staff.

They provide the Ottawa Community with free art events such Recycled Art Days, Jackson Pollack Community Paint parties, Scarecrow festival, the CHAOS Halloween party, and at the Ice Odyssey Festival.

Setting the Guinness World Record for the tallest Lincoln Log Structure, collecting 18000 Lincoln Logs and building a tower over 11 feet tall. All done right here in the Land of Lincoln! How cool is that?

Putting a little more CHAOS in your life may not be what you think you need , but it just might be! Support a great community resource and have some fun.       

 Upcoming events:

September 25th - Scarecrow Festival!
Scarecrow stuffing contest, Scarecrow Mural painting,

Fall art projects and a sneak peek special at Revolution Theatre’s original production of The Wizard of Oz! And it’s all FREE!

October 30th - PUMPKINPALOOZA!!
FREE Halloween Party after downtown trick or treating! Costume judging, art projects and a Scream contest! 
Bring your pumpkin to the Jordan block to be displayed for Ottawa’s first Jack-o-lantern Contest.
See the first annual Lighting of the Pumpkins at sundown! Compete to create the best Monster Pumpkin Sculpture on the Jordan block!

The amazing thing about CHAOS is that they run on donations, programs and events are done free of charge. If you enjoy art and want to expand you horizons contact CHAOS for more information about upcoming event and how you can be adventurous and try something new.

Life is an Adventure... Live it Here!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Greener Lifestyle

It doesn’t get much Greener than Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market!

As part of a healthier active lifestyle, Ottawa’s Old Town Farmers Market is a local favorite. The farmer’s market is a tradition in Starved Rock Country as an important part of the agricultural heritage of the community; they are also a great source of sustainably grown food. The food is fresher than most anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious.
Locally grown produce and goods are sold directly to the consumer at a Farmers Market; therefore, it saves fossil fuels making it a greener alternative. Ottawa’s Old Town Farmers Market is also a good way for our visitors to sample local foods and learn about our local community.
Ottawa's Old Town Farmers Market is a wonderful place to purchase freshly grown vegetables, home baked goods, jams and jellies, dog treats, and even hand made crafts. So why not make the Ottawa’s Old Town Farmers Market a part of your weekend at Heritage Harbor. You can dock your boat or park the car near downtown Ottawa and go explore the many things offered in this amazing community.
Starved Rock Country offers more than just beautiful scenery; our home invites a sense of community and a warm neighborly feeling.

Ottawa’s Old Town Farmer’s market is held in downtown Ottawa every Saturday from May 8th - October 30th from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.

Enjoy an Adventure Lifestyle at Heritage Harbor Ottawa