Here are our upcoming events for you to participate. Please note there are always refreshments at our circles–you are welcome to bring a favorite treat to share if you wish! Our circle events unless noted are supported through your contribution…please feel free to give what you can big and small!
Little Barn of BIG ideas Calendar
The Little Barn will be Open this Saturday! We all need a place to restore the human spirit! Come pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee, catch your breath, journal, take a walk, sit by the pond, and get your signed copy of The Civil Graces Project: The Pursuit for Common Ground. It will be a gorgeous day! Open Saturday, November 7th, 2020 — 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and BYO sunset walk 4-6 p.m. bring a blanket if you want to sit and enjoy golden hour. Please wear a mask, and we will have space for healthy distancing. Message us for info or questions.
BIG Idea Speaker Series (Postponed): Come join us at the big table in the little Barn of Big Ideas for our first “Big Idea Speaker Series.” We welcome Kathleen Koch, a best-selling author who for 18 years was an award-winning CNN Washington correspondent covering the White House, Pentagon, and Capitol Hill as well as numerous disasters including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. She founded and now heads LeadersLink, the first nonprofit to harness and share elected officials’ disaster lessons learned to help other communities better prevent, prepare for and recover from similar crises.
Koch speaks around the country and internationally on disaster and resilience. She MC’s major events and moderates high-level discussions on the most pressing issues facing our world today.
Koch anchored two prize-winning documentaries on the recovery of her hometown, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and recorded its journey in a best-selling book, Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered, which was named Best Nonfiction in the Southeast Region in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Finding common ground is essential in times of crisis or emergency.
● Thursday, May 21st 5-7 p.m. Bubble walk around Chadds Peak Farm
and social for Pioneer Circle. $20 suggested contribution. BYOB welcomed!
● Saturday, June 20th 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Summer Solstice Circle. Celebrate
the first day of summer! Light refreshments and networking. Chadds
● Saturday, July 25th 10 a.m.-noon What are the Civil Graces? Dialogue
on ideas that help connect us to the common ground with one
another. Chadds Peak Farm. Elizabeth Moro, Author
● Saturday, September 19th 6-9 p.m. Celebrate Our First Anniversary!! Field of Dreams Picnic. Bring a dish to share and a beverage for yourself. All are welcome to come sit by the campfire, make s’mores, share stories about being on the leading edge and the Pioneer Circle in the past year. Chadds Peak Farm.
●Saturday, October 31th, 10 a.m.-12 noon-Nature Walk/Journal/Connect with Earth. (Full Moon) Who Are You? Join in the conversation. Then spend some time either with friends or in solitude/contemplation and take in the beauty of the autumnal season. Chadds Peak Farm.
●Saturday, November 21st. 10-12 noon Pioneer Circle TBD. Chadds Peak Farm.
●Saturday, December 19th, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Winter Solstice Circle Celebration-Come to the Barn and join us by the fire to celebrate endings as well as beginnings. Suggested contribution $40. Chadds Peak Farm. More details to follow.
photo credit: Edwin Williams Photography, LLC