Saturday, June 19, 2010

John Rule to read from his own poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas. More upcoming OMNI events listed below photo

Northwest Arkansas Poet John Rule is to read from his new chapbook "Bird. Moon. Star." at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Nightbird Books, one block west of the Post Office on Dickson Street. Every poem is a place and a time captured with a keen eye and questioning mind.
John's poems range from the historic to the deeply personal, with nature the recurring compass and comfort. Please join us to celebrate longtime OMNI friend (and local treasure) John Rule's new chapbook. Refreshments will be available.
Please click on image to go to Flickr site and see John Rule and Miller Williams on the OMNI Peace Garden tour. Plus more peace-garden photos on Flickr
DSCN6999John Rule Miller Williams

A list of more OMNI-related activities is below:

-- -- On Sat, 6/19/10, Patricia Mikkelson wrote:

Northwest Arkansas Community Connections Newsletter
June 19, 2010
Published by Patricia Mikkelson 479-313-0414

Find this newsletter on the web here

Fayetteville Community Exchange Potluck, 11-2  June 26  Lake Wedington Recreation Area.. All are invited. Learn more about the local Time Bank and just have some plain old fun. Bring your family. Swimming, cooperative games, jam session and great conversations. $5 per car to enter the recreation area which is located on Wedington Road about 20 minutes from
 Fayetteville Pride Parade and party 9-5 June 26  Starting at Tangerine’s parking lot at 9 a.m. with many more activities following downtown and at Wilson Park. For more information!/event.php?eid=123605600991786&ref=mf
Saturday, June 26, 2010

Workshop: Make your own cleaning products: From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 26. 2010.  Making your own cleaning products is easy, fun, and economical. We will make laundry soap, shampoo, and some basic home-cleaning products. Class will be repeated from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Minimum of 8 attendees required, so please pre-register at 479-225-8130. $20 includes samples and recipe handouts. Bring small containers to take home samples and get started with your own healthy, petroleum and chemical free products. Herbal Simplicity, 317 E. Huntsville Rd., Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Enough is Enough Event: From 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 2. An event to raise awareness about refraining from using fossil fuel. Omni Center (see location below) For more info:!/event.php?eid=135728979775789&ref=ts

Vegetarian Potluck Wednesday, 6pm July 14 Omni Center  Bring a vegetarian dish and be prepared to enjoy great conversation plus a mini-concert by Chris Mikkelson who will also share  information about his 21 years of life as a vegetarian from conception. For details, contact Patricia Mikkelson at 479-313-0414. The Omni Center is NOW at 3274 Lee Avenue,  behind Village Inn, next to Liquor World in Fayetteville.

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For only $139,000 (estimated monthly payment $631.38) it includes the best well on the mountain with a pump; storm cellar; two ponds; fence around the whole property and around 10 acres of pasture land; natural air conditioning; gorgeous view; and easy access with logging roads throughout property. It is on the grid with electricity and rural water, but could easily be off grid with wind and solar power.
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