Nov 10, 2018 9:00 AM

Upcoming Cardio Tennis Training Course Cardio Tennis education will include both classroom, on court training and peer teaching. Course Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Special Comments: Please come dressed and ready to participate in the on-court instruction and demonstrations. This course teaches the fundamentals of Cardio Tennis and everything you need to know to make it a sucess at your facility. After participating in this workshop you will have a strong understanding of the following: What is Cardio Tennis, its purpose and benefits The eight components of Cardio Tennis Key ingredients of a healthy curriculum The importance of heart rate monitors and how to use them Proper warm-up activities, Cardio games and drills, cool down activities and cardio blasts Drill based vs play based exercises How to market and make money with Cardio Tennis Attendees of the Cardio Tennis workshop will gain the proper experience and techniques for: Recommended feeding approaches Running an ideal Cardio Tennis class Working with players of different skill and ability levels Working with players with injuries What it's like to wear a Heart Rate Monitor   Cancellation Policy Course registration fees are non-refundable; should Cardio Tennis cancel the course, for any reason, registrants will receive a complete refund of event registration fees. The Tennis Industry Association and Cardio Tennis will not be responsible for reimbursement of attendees pre-paid travel expenses (i.e. airfaire, loding arrangements, etc.) should the course be cancelled. All reasonable attempts to inform registrants of cancellation no less than 8 days prior to the event will be made. Requests to change registration from one course to another must be made to Cardio Tennis by e-mail at [email protected] at least 14-days before the course date. Requests made less than 14-days before the course date are subject to a $100.00 rescheduling fee. Course registrations may be transferred to another individual up to 7 days prior to the course. Transfer of course registration within 7 days of the course are subject to a $50 administration fee. All Registrants must successfully complete the course in order to receive a course completion certificate or Continuing Education Credits. Any registrant missing 30 minutes or more of the course will be ineligible to receive a Course certificate and Continuing Education Credits. No refunds or credits, whether partial or whole, will be provided to any such registrant. WAIVER: I am aware of the risks associated with exercise and fitness training. I am in good health and have no medical condition that would make it dangerous for me to complete the vigorous physical activities that will be part of the course. I have health and liability insurance sufficient to cover any personal injury or property damage I may sustain or cause while participating in or as a result of this course (the "Injuries"). I hereby release Cardio Tennis, the Tennis Industry Association, and the other course participants (together with its affiliates, employees, consultants, agents and assigns, the "Indemnified Parties") from all claims, liability, damages or injuries that may arise in connection with the course, and hereby indemnify them against all expenses, costs and losses, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs of suit, that may arise with respect thereto.

Jul 10, 2018 6:00 PM

East Cooper Networking hosted by Michael Kroll powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Liberty Tap Room & Grill on Tuesday, July 10th, 6 PM - 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Liberty Tap Room & Grill Mount Pleasant is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Michael Krollhttp://michaelkroll.fathomrealty.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Georgetown, SC, Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Socastee, SC, Sumter, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Conway, SC, Osceola Oaks, SC, Brook Green Meadow, SC, Shemwood, SC, Moultrie Heights, SC, Avian Park, SC, Osceola Heights, SC, Myrtle Acres, SC, Heritage, SC, Harborgate, SC, Creekside Park, SC, Hickory Shadows, SC, Waterway Arms, SC, Cooper Estates, SC, Moss Park, SC, The Groves, SC, The Village, SC, Bayview Acres, SC

Jun 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Holy City Networking hosted by James Peden and powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Palmetto Brewing on Wednesday, June 20th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Palmetto Brewing is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  James Pedenhttps://www.ownlowcountry.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Jun 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Katie Blomquist, the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Bay Street Biergarten on Tuesday, June 26th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Bay Street Biergarten is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327. Katie Blomquisthttps://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Jun 29, 2018 9:00 AM

OUR SIXTH ANNUAL WAREHOUSE SALE is scheduled for June 29-July 1, 2018 at Hilton Head Island High School on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Join us this summer and carry home a piece of the Lowcountry! Save up to 80% off retail value on top-selling Spartina 449 merchandise. Inventory available while supplies last; all sales are final. No refunds. Merchandise will be replenished at various times throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We accept major credit cards and cash during the sale. For online ticketing, a credit card purchase is required. ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT NOON, TUESDAY JUNE 5. Tickets will be sold online, first-come, first-serve. A maximum of 5 tickets will be available for purchase per each transaction. Names of all attendees will be required and proof if ID may be required upon entrance.   Sale Hours & Ticketing: Friday, June 29, 9am - 9pm --9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Tickets are $5.00 --After 5:00 pm - Admission is FREE; First come - first serve. Saturday, June 30, 9am - 9pm --9:00 am to 5:00 pm  - Tickets are $5.00 --After 5:00 pm - Admission is FREE; First come - first serve. Sunday, July 1, 1pm - 7pm --Open 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Admission is FREE; First come - first serve. FAQs (Updated June 1, 2018) 1. Where is the Spartina 449 Warehouse Sale? The 2018 Warehouse Sale will be located at Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. 2. What type of tickets will be available? There are 4 types as described below: --$5.00 Online/Advance Tickets:  First-Come - First-Serve. Online sales begin promptly at 12:00 NOON on June 5, 2018. --$5.00 At-the-Door Tickets:  Space willing, only after online sales close; only sold for time slots between 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Friday and Saturday. --Free Admission Tickets: Tickets are FREE at the door beginning at 5:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday; first-come, first-serve. You'll be able to line up at any time for this admission; we'll only assign tickets as needed at these hours. Tickets are FREE at the door Sunday, July 1, from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Please line up at the door for admission; first-come first-serve.  --No shows: Tickets will be re-sold, space willing and if available, for $10 each for any no-shows.  3. Can I get a refund for my ticket purchase? No. All tickets are non-refundable. All ticket sales are final. Proceeds will be donated to charity. 4. Will I have to stand in line? Do I have to be on time? --For online, advanced purchase tickets: you'll need to line up outside according to your ticket time slot. Please be prepared; you may have to wait for a period of time outdoors. Placards/signage will indicate where to stand. Within each time grouping, there will be no assigned place in line. We ask that you line up single file. --For at the door ticketing, as available: You'll be required to line up to purchase a ticket. --For FREE time periods: admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may have to stand in line to get your ticket. --You must be on time. If you are late for your ticketed entrance time, you run the risk of being bumped back until later in the afternoon that day, at the discretion of event organizers. No exceptions. 5. Do I have to bring my online, digital ticket to the sale?You have to bring a print out of your online ticket confirmation or you may bring your e-ticket confirmation on your cell phone/tablet. Also please bring a photo ID. 6. Can I bring my children? What is the cost for children?--Yes, you can bring your children, but this sale is designed to be a fun, shopping experience for adults. Space is limited and shoppable areas are confining. If children cause a distraction or a problem for other shoppers, at the observation of event organizers, you will be asked to escort them out of the sale area.--Tickets at the door: for children 12 and under are FREE. For ages 13+, tickets are $5.00.--For online tickets for all ages 13+, tickets are $5.00. 7. Will there be indoor seating?We will make every effort to accommodate as many people as possible for indoor seating in the waiting area (capacity indoors is approximately 300). However, this indoor seating will only be offered as available, to be determined by event organizers, and approximately 30 minutes ahead of your time-slot. There may also be "assigned seating" once indoors. If we cannot accommodate you indoors, you must wait outside. 8. Will there be bathrooms on-site?There will be one restroom available before hand, and multiple bathrooms will be available by the indoor cafeteria. 9. Will there be refreshments?No. Please be prepared in advance. Water fountains are available in hallways. 10. Will I be able to sit down outside?There will be very limited shade and only a few chairs available. Please be prepared for summer weather. Please dress appropriately (cool comfortable clothing and shoes; sun protection, water recommended.)  11. Will merchandise be replenished?Merchandise will be replenished at various times throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last. 12. Are there maximums? For 2018, maximums will be imposed on golf cart bags and travel luggage.  A maximum of 10 pcs. of each category will be imposed per customer. 13. Who can I contact for more information? Visit our website: www.Spartina449.com/WarehouseSale  Or, please call Customer Service, 843-681-8860.  Online ticket purchases will benefit the following charities: Daufuskie Island Historic FoundationSince 2009, Spartina 449 has been a charitable supporter of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, scientific discovery and charity for the purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. The foundation has achieved numerous accomplishments, including the establishment of the Billie Burn Museum, the Gullah Learning Center, and most recently, the restoration of the famed “Midwife’s Carriage”, owned and operated by Island notable, Sarah Grant.  Pledge the Pink Through our Mermaids for Mammograms initiative, Spartina 449 supports Pledge the Pink, a local charitable non-profit devoted to breast cancer awareness and prevention. Annually, Pledge the Pink hosts a three-day, 30-mile charitable race event on three beautiful South Carolina islands. This year, the event will take place the weekend of October 26-28, 2018, where more than 1,300 women from across the country will walk 30 miles in 3 days on each of the following islands: world-class Hilton Head Island; quaint Fripp Island near historic Beaufort, and through Old Town Bluffton, home of the Spartina 449 Flagship Store. Donations through Spartina 449 help fund Pledge the Pink's support of the American Cancer Society, Mayo Clinic, Hollings Cancer Center, Volunteers in Medicine, Carolina Cups, and other cancer-fighting beneficiaries. Monies raised also help supply the annual cost of more than 1,000 mammograms to women in need. Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, a 501c3 non-profit, exists to  inspire, enrich and unite the Lowcountry through outstanding and accessible orchestral music and to inspire young musicians through opportunities to perform and be recognized. The 2018-2019 season of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will feature an array of musical styles, textures and emotions that bring beauty to the musical terrain of our region. It will feature Russian masterworks, stirring operatic showpieces, plus beloved music from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Schubert. It will be an exciting season with a brand new performance venue, allowing the HHSO to share musical pleasures in new and creative ways.

Jun 30, 2018 12:00 AM

It’s time for our next meetup! Join us in Hilton Head Island, SC at Saltmarsh Paddle Tours (located near Old Oyster Factory), for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding on Broad Creek from 9:00am-11:00am! Join us afterward for a drink and lunch (not included in ticket) at Old Oyster Factory.We need to reserve our spots/pay before arriving, please use the Eventbrite link to reserve your spot and decide on reserving a kayak or SUP. Meet us at 8:30/8:45 am at Saltmarsh Paddle Tours to sign waivers and check in! Bring water, towel, and shoes/flip-flops. Life jacket, paddles and light instruction included with rentals.  Come meet those who want to travel and meet awesome, ambitious, young people, and hear about our trips to Costa Rica, Peru, Iceland, Thailand, Mexico, France, and so many more locations! As a thank you, we will be passing out codes good for up to $100 off your next trip! What is Under30Experiences?Under30Experiences is a travel company for young people ages 21 - 35 that brings people from around the world on incredible experiences. We are not a tour company, but rather a community of people who want to see the world. For more information please visit, www.under30experiences.com. What is a meet-up?A meet-up is a gathering of our community members looking to meet new people and do something fun! Whether you’ve been on a trip with us, thinking of signing up, or just looking to hang out, you are welcome to join!Can't make it to this meetup but still interested in future events? Join the group and stay up to date on future events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2057630701172027/  

Jul 11, 2018 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Epic Global Network presents JUNIA ARISE: Apostolic Women on the Frontline!  Four (4) Days of Information, Inspiration, Motivation & Revelation Wednesday, July 11th  6 p.m. to Saturday, July 14th @ 1 p.m.     DMV Venue: LARGO COMMUNITY CHURCH 1701 Enterprise Road Mitchellville, Maryland 20721 USA   Calling ‘Leading Ladies’ at the helm of Ministry and Marketplace! It’s time to gather together in the Nation’s Capitol to receive 'Next Level' Instructions from the King of Glory! Yes, the Epic Global Network is hosting “JUNIA ARISE: Apostolic Women on the Frontline!” A unique, cutting-edge gathering of Kingdom women leaders committed to information, inspiration, motivation and revelation in the areas of spiritual strengthening, personal empowerment, ministry expansion, social networking and much more. The Visionary Host, Apostle Axel Sippach and Support Host, Dr. Yolanda Powell will hold dynamic Daytime Sessions with Training Roundtables (from 9am to 4pm) and fiery Evening Keynotes with Kingdom Celebration (@7:30 p.m. nightly) to lay a full foundation on the Historic & Biblical Game-Changer known as JUNIA  - the 1st Female Apostle! Then women leaders from around the country will present brief, but riveting modern-day Junia Power Talks (like Ted Talks) on areas of leadership development, ministry challenges, marketplace collaboration, the 7 mountain mandate, revival evangelism, millennial support, Kingdom networking, and more…all rolled into four (4) extraordinary days of: Impactful Worship  Incredible Intercession Intense Dialogue and Intimate Relationship Building YOU'LL GAIN TONS OF LIFE-CHANGING TREASURES @ JUNIA ARISE! From the Apostolic Roundtables & JUNIA PowerTalks to the Intensive Revelation and Prophetic Insights you'll share with other "Movers & Shakers' just like you! It’s going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Other subjects you’ll be able to put into your Take-Away Training Bag are: Scaling the 7 Mountains  Leadership Development 101 Successful Entrepreneurship Inspiring & Equipping Millennials (A Panel) Pioneering Secrets of Apostolic MasterBuilders Becoming Social Media Savvy Fiery Tools & Techniques for Revival Evangelism, and A Special Surprise Panel of Male Champions! ***These Men are on fire with support for their female counterparts. So, now  “LET ANDRONICUS SPEAK!” On Saturday morning (@8:30 A.M.) we will host an extraordinary E7 Awards Breakfast to recognize and applaud those ‘Leading Ladies’ who are doing exceptional Kingdom Work in their local communities and spheres of influence. It's going to be 'ON and POPPIN’ in the Nations Capitol! So JOIN US in JULY! Honorees to be unveiled & highlighted soon.  WHAT IS A FRONTLINE? A front line (alternative forms: front-line or frontline) in military terminology is the position(s) closest to the area of conflict of an armed force’s personnel and equipment, generally referring to maritime or land forces. THE ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASE of AUTHORS: "JUNIA ARISE: Apostolic Women on the Frontlines" Yes! Nearly Fifty (50) Authors from around the globe have contributed to the Junia Arise Anthology - and many of them will be at the conference to share their chapters, talk about their experience and meet one another (and each of you) for the first time! This unique anthology, written by the main author, Apostle Axel Sippach and developed by Apostle Ibrahim R. Womack & Alpha Book Publishing is a "GAME CHANGER" in Kingdom Women's Literary Circles. Just think, by attending this training, you'll be one of the first to secure your book "hot off the press" and receive a signed copy by multiple authors. 'The Gathering' coupled with 'The Anthology' makes this event a POWER-PACKED, DOUBLE-HITTER for every attendee! So don’t delay...join us on the Frontlines this July! Apostle Axel Sippach Epic Global Network Seabeck, WA Dr. Yolanda Powell Dominion Int'l Ministries Washington, DC Prophet Jenice Gentry Free Indeed Church Houston, TX   Evening Exhorters:  Apostle Monique Hall | Blueprint Church | Anniston, AL Prophet Belinda Allen | Breakthrough Life Church | Glendale, AZ Apostle Sandy Quinonez | Impact Kingdom Ministries |New Bern, NC ***HEADS UP! Can't Attend the Day Sessions? Great News...Evening Sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. and are FREE & OPEN to the Public! So join us at JUNIA ARISE nightly and let’s celebrate together!*** JUNIA Power Talks:  Dr. Shirley Brown | Destiny International Ministries | Raleigh, NC Prophet Belinda Allen | Breakthrough Life Church | Glendale, AZ Apostle Monique Hall | Blueprint Church | Anniston, AL Apostle Adrienne Sumler | Kingdom Ambassadorial Worship Ctr Int'l | LaPlace, LA Pastor Nicole Davis | Empower2Engage | Baltimore, MD Apostle Rachel Ova | Sound of Heaven | Long Island, NY Apostle Samantha Williams | Soul Harvest Creative Praise Ministries | Ft. Lauderdale, FL Apostle Crystal DeWar-Powell | The Vision Center | Beaufort, SC Pastor Johnna Nico | God Chasers Outreach Ministries | Port Arthur, TX Apostle Joy Champ | New Hope New Life Ctr | Hattiesburg, MS Apostle Delmarva Johnson | Warriors of Christ Ministries | Wilmington, NC   Session Presiders & Moderators: Dr. Shirley Brown | Destiny International Ministries | Raleigh, NC Prophet Michelle McKoy | Prophetic Charge Ministries | Bronx, NY Pastor Avis Winfrey | Freedom Church | Pell City, AL Prophet Gabrielle Gibson | Awakening Church | Brandon, FL Apostle Kimberly Grant-Bynoe | Int'l Dream Team Christian Asso. | Atlanta, GA Apostle Linda Calloway | Rivers of Living Water Int'l Ministerial Institute | Houston, TX Dr. Marjorie Brown | Mpact21 Global Nexus, LLC | Silver Spring, MD Apostle Adrienne Sumler | Kingdom Ambassadorial Worship Ctr Int'l | LaPlace, LA    Prophetic Intercessors: Prophet Jackie Betty| Jog For Justice | West Palm Beach, FL Apostle Tammy Morgan | Breakthrough to Glory Ministries | Boston, MA REGISTER YOURSELF & A SPECIAL FRIEND TODAY! YOUR FEE INCLUDES: Event Swag Bag, Event Materials, Daily Sweetz ‘n Treatz, Event Photo Opps & Junia Awards Recognition Breakfast on Saturday AM Please email Apostle Kimberly Grant Bynoe, Registration Committee Lead or Michelle Mcilwaine, Head Registrar: [email protected] for more information or phone us at: 1-800-605-3913 and a staff member will respond to you post haste. #1: JUNIA DIAMONDS | Sponsorship Seed - $500 (Closed)  •Two (2) VIP Registration Tickets •Featured Ministry Maxi-Ad or Business Maxi-Ad in Junia Arise full-color program •Major Logo Placement on Sponsorship Listing/Banner •Inclusion in Pre-Event Social Media Blitz Campaigns, and •Premiere Vending Space in Expo Showcase Hall #2: JUNIA PEARLS | Sponsorship Seed - $300 (Open Until June 30th) •Two (2) VIP Registration Tickets •Featured Ministry Mini-Ad or Business Mini-Ad in Junia Arise full-color program •Basic Name Placement on Sponsorship Listing/Banner •Included in Pre-Event Social Media Moments ‘n Mentions   *** NOTE: Junia Pearl Sponsorships available June 15th! This is a Limited Offer...Act Today! *** JUNIA EXPO VENDORS SHOWCASE - (CLOSED) SOLD OUT If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected] You can also reach us via phone at: 1-800-605-3913.   HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS #1 - HAMPTON INN & SUITES BOOK NOW is the best deal & newest hotel near the venue...just opened March, 2018! Please make your reservations today - unfortunately, other major events are being planned in the District this July! So use Fast Action...No Delays on this one! :-)  2901 Campus Way North, Glenarden, MD 20706 United States (USA) View Map  Reservations: 1-800-881-1523 Group Sales: 1-800-906-2871 #2 - Greenbelt Marriott - JUNIA ARISE Room Block Begins 4/17/18 | a bit further away, but price is right @ $139!  6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 USA  +1 301-441-3700 #3 - MARRIOTT COURTYARD ***Still taking reservations and close in proximity, but Super-Expensive! Please use only if you have Reward Points for this Hotel. However, there is no room block available for JUNIA ARISE.  Courtyard Largo Capital Beltway  1320 Caraway Court, Largo, Maryland 20774 USA  +1 301-925-1400   #4 - DOUBTREE HOTEL By HILTON in Largo, MD - TOTALLY SOLD OUT as of 4/16/18 RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS FOR TRAVEL: Baltimore Washington International (BWI) or Washington Dulles Airport (DCA) AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: Join Us On The Frontlines...Here in Our Nation's Capitol! While You're in Town...Take an Extra Day or Two to Visit these Incredible Museums:   FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Largo Community Church has tons of FREE parking on the premises. So renting a car or driving with friends to the venue will be trouble free.  What is the dress/ attire for this event? Definitely, business casual. It will be mid-July and very hot in the nation's capitiol. So outside temperatures will be sweltering, while the inside thermostat will be on cool. Bring a throw or sweater to make adjustments. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions regarding this event, please call our Planning Team at 1-800-605-3913 or email [email protected] We're here to serve and assist you. What's the refund policy There are no refunds for this event. Your paid registration may be transferred, however, to whomever you designate - as long as the Head Registrar has the new name/change clearly inicated in our records and documentation. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. We will have your ticket and packet already printed at the Registration Table upon arrival. Can I update my registration information? Yes. Anytime. Simply contact us at 1-800-605-3913 if you need to update your requstration information. We'll be delighted to assist you.  

Oct 24, 2018 8:00 AM

Dates: October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018 (DATE CHANGE*) Location(s): Main Conference Meeting Space Heritage Hotel and Conference Center (Confirmed*) 522 Heritage Road Southbury, CT 06488 Breakout Rooms & Vendor Symposium Heritage Hotel and Conference Center (Confirmed*) 522 Heritage Road Southbury, CT 06488 This conferences has been approved for 42 CEUs by the Connecticut Certification Bureau. NASW CT CEUs are pending. If a certificate of attendance is needed, please purchase a request at checkout. Contracted Hotels: Heritage Hotel and Conference Center (Confirmed*) 522 Heritage Road Southbury, CT 06488 Invited Speakers: Rowen White Amani Olugbala Nakia Navarro  Dr. Mike Rosmann Ahna Kruzic Ruby Olisemeka Lise Metzger  Kristin Jordan Jillian Hishaw  Dr. Marta Moreno Vega (Pending*) Conference Information: Working Theme: Women, Intersectionality and Food Systems *This page will be updated periodically as Conference agenda items are confirmed* To apply for a full or partial scholarship, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/pQjqRSPArl7DQ1tX2 Day One, October 24, 2018 Sunrise yoga (TBD): 6:30 am to 7:15 am Introduction:  TBD: 8:00 am to 8:15 am - Lieutenant Govenor Nancy Wyman (Pending)*  Welcome: Welcome to Southbury: 8:00 am to 8:15 am -TBD Plenary Session: 8:45 am to 10:45 am  TBD Break: 10:45 am to 11:15 am Workshop Sessions:. 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Session A:   Breaking Ground: How to Access NEGEF Awards & Sponsorships w/ Staff -TBD In this workshop, background on the types of grants available through the New England Grassroots Environment Fund  as well as trainiing/skill building resources to frontline organizers will be discussed in detail. The Grassroots Fund is a pooled fund with over 20 years experience resourcing the frontline of the New England environmental justice movement. When participants finish the workshop, they will know: How to apply for funding via the Grassroots Fund three grant programs as well as project ideas that fit the guidelines How to participate in design of and attend RootSkills webinars and in-person trainings How to apply for event sponsorships How to participate in the Grassroots Fund community, including as a reader of grant applications or as a presenter at a RootSkills training or webinar Session B:  Systems Change through  Story Telling/Making w/ Anha Kruzic Women are shaping our food system for the better - we're leading efforts to create a fair, healthy,and sustainable food system from the ground up. But we're doing so despite significant challenges. Despite the fact that women participate in the production and processing of food at roughly equal rates to men, most undernourished people in the world are women and girls. The food system overall is highly dependent on the labor and skills of women, but this doesn’t necessarily translate to decision-making power. Instead, our labor is unpaid or underpaid, significantly more-so for women of Color, and we are subjected to high rates of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence on the job. But we're taking control of our food systems for the better by farming, organizing, and advocating for systems that are better for farmers, workers, their communities, and ultimately -- our planet.  Since women's leadership is key to the transformation of our food system, we must tell our stories, learn from one another's successes and challenges, and grow our movement into the future.  Join us for this workshop as together, we explore the power of the exploration of our histories and story-telling for food and agriculture transformation.  Session C: The Behavioral Health of Women and Minorities Involved in Agriculture w/ Michael R. Rosmann Ph.D. Women currently are the primary operators of 17% of American farms and secondary operators of another third of U.S. farms.  Like males, these women operate large crop and livestock farms in the U.S. as well as smaller andoften organic vegetable and animal production farms.  People of color and females are increasingly pursuing livelihoods in agriculture in America these days.  Can female American farmers improve the well-being of the two fifths of farmers around the world who are women, mostly in third worldnations? This  presentation takes a look at the unique behavioralhealth problems that accompany agricultural occupations, drawing especially on the presenter's research and experiences as a licensed clinical psychologist and farmer for 40 years and as a professor and writer aboutoccupational and environmental health for two decades.  There are significantly higher incidences of anxiety, depression and suicide among the agricultural population in comparison to the nonagricultural U.S. population.  Relationship problems such as family conflict and abuse often are gender-related and are prime indicators of stress within agriculturalfamilies, according to the author's research.  People who are cultural and racial minorities in the U.S. frequentlyexperience special behavioral health adjustment issues, such as difficulties with their status as migrant workers and sometimes as undocumented immigrants, besides problems in daily living such as access to healthcare, schools and lack of family and social supports.  Racial minorities wantingto farm sometimes face resistance from the dominant culture in some locations around the U.S., although progress is being made in some of the main agricultural areas, like the West Coast.  This presentation takes a look at the special issues of women and racial minorities in agriculture andprograms that are already addressing these concerns, as well as further recommended solutions to obstacles facing women in general and those of color in particular. Essentially, this presentation will describe major behavioral healthstressors experienced by women in agriculture and recommend ways women can manage their behavioral health.  Three proposed objectives of thispresentation are the following: Attendees will acquire knowledge about the unique behavioral health issues that are linked to agriculture and how these behavioral health diagnoses compare to those of the nonagricultural population. Participants in this presentation will learn about gender-linked behavioral health issues of people engaged in agriculture that have been identified as specific to women. The attendees will learn about recommended solutions to the particular behavioral health problems experienced by women and minorities in agriculture. Lunch: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, On your own! Workshop Sessions: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm Session D: Re-focusing the Image of Women Farmers, One Story at a Time w/ Lise Metzger Do you ever feel isolated or unseen as you work hard on your farm? Have you ever thought no one cares about your intense investment in what you do? Hearing the stories of other women can help make you feel connected to other people, or to yourself or to something you’d like in your own life. It can help you know that the work you do matters, and that people are paying attention and care. The Grounded Women Project (http://groundedwomen.com/about-the-project/) tells the why and how story of independent farmers: what led each woman to choose a life in agriculture, for example, and what issues does she face as a woman? Come gather together to hear the creator of Grounded Women tell the stories of women farmers as well as the story behind the stories. Leave with a knowing that one story at a time, one farm at a time, women are changing the face of agriculture.   Session E:  Women in Cannabis by Kristin Jordan TBD Session F: TBD Day Two, October 25, 2018 Sunrise yoga (TBD): 6:30 am to 7:15 am Introduction: 8:30 am to 9:00 am - Women in Agriculture - Commissioner Reviczky, Connecticut Department of Agriculture (Pending*) Plenary Session: 9:15 am to 10:45 am - Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World; Restoring Indigenous Seed Sovereignty w/ Rowen White All across Turtle Island (North America) we are seeing a great resurgence of indigenous tribes building healthy and resilient food systems as a cornerstone to cultural and ecological renewal programs, as well as a means to reclaim indigenous economies and true economic and political sovereignty. If a community is to be truly sovereign and free from colonizing forces, they must be able to feed and nourish themselves with culturally appropriate foods. Food and seed sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.  Despite the scorched earth tactics of countless colonial and imperial forces to try and starve Native American communities into submission and cultural amnesia, indigenous people and their seeds survived, and now a rich array of community food and seed sovereignty projects are sprouting, sowing seeds of hope in the hearts of many. Through her work with the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, Rowen is helping indigenous communities cultivate culturally appropriate solutions to restoring seed stewardship of traditional foods. Using this seed work as a powerful means for reconciliation, she will share powerful and inspiring stories of the rematriation of our traditional seeds back into the reverent care of indigenous women.  In the age of the increasing industrialization of our food and the erosion of biodiversity within cultural contexts, the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network asks the question; Can we envision the Seed Commons, and coordinate collaborative efforts to care and protect for our seeds that is in right relationship to our indigenous cosmology? How can we use the process of reclaiming our traditional seeds and food as a powerful means of cultural restoration? Come learn about the beautiful seed legacy of the indigenous people of this land, and see how you can be a part of the reconciliation between yourself and the seeds of your own ancestry, and revitalize this ancient web of relationships that comes with being an indigenous Seed Keeper. Attendees will gain an understanding of: The dynamic intersection and importance between cultural restoration and the restoration of indigenous food and seed systems. The importance of indigenous women taking a fierce and loving role in the rematriation of our heritage seeds back into our communities from government and university research programs and from the collections of museums and public access seed banks.   A heartfelt and deeply touching array of stories from indigenous communities from North America who are cultivating new seed and food culture as a means to heal historical trauma and reconnect to our ancestral lands. Break: 10:45 am to 11:00 am Workshop Sessions:. 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Session G:  At the Root: An Examination of White Sepremacy and Systemic  Racism in US Food Systems w/ Ahna Kruzic Though many movement participants presume alternative agriculture movement spaces to be economically, socially, and environmentally just, narratives of whiteness and color-blind racism permeate the movement’s collective discourse. I argue that a critique of whiteness and white supremacy is necessary to build sustainable food and agriculture movements that dismantle injustice. In this session, we will identify common manifestations of whiteness in food and agriculture movement spaces, and learn tools to help identify our own narratives of color-blind racism and whiteness which reify white supremacy. This session is based on data analyzing communications from researchers, farmers, advocates, activists, and more across six communities in the United States.  Session H: TBD by Amani Olubala Session I:  TBD Lunch: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, On your own! Workshop Sessions: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm Session J: TBD Session K:  Feminism Is Not Enough! Reviving the Yoni Culture - A Celebration of the Feminine, An Awakening of the Goddess Within  w/  Ruby Olisemeka The feminist movement, mid 1800's onwards, has made significant ideological changes and tangible strides in the struggle for equality between men and women.  However the movement has centered historically around empowering, white women, and appears to seek assimilation into a fundamentally flawed societal model, rather than dismantling that model and all the oppressive systems that are woven within it. The feminist movement also appears to not acknowledge the suppressed history off the ancient feminine goddess cultures and reviving them as a critical part of womens liberation. In this interactive workshop we will critically analyze the concept of femininity, look at some feminine archetypes, and the cultures that created and celebrated them. We will discuss the ways we can work to awaken this culture, first within ourselves.  We will practice some rituals and methods (herbal medicine making, land practices, mantras) to strengthen and express the divine feminine within. Session L:   TBD   Day Three, October 26, 2018 Sunrise yoga (TBD): 7:15 am to 8:00 am Community Volunteering Opportunity:. Habitat for Humanity WomenBuild, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (*****By registration only. Volunteers MUST COMMIT TO THE WHOLE DAY!  Please check for more details on this opportunity by September 2018*****.). OR Community Farm Tour # 1: Common Ground High School, TBD Community Farm Tour # 2:. TBD Community Farm Tour # 3: Slate School, TBD Community Farm Tour # 4: TBD Our Valued Supporters and Sponsors: New England Grassroots Environmental Fund Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board Cabot Cheese of Vermont Food First Moutain Rose Herbs Food Tank Food Solutions New England Natural Nutmeg Magazine The Edible Schoolyard Project Speaker Biographies: Jillian Hishaw, Esq, L.L.M./Attorney Jillian Hishaw, author of "Don't Bet the Farm on Medicaid" and Founder and CEO of Hishaw Law, LL.C in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) a national nonprofit that provides legal and technical services to small farmers of color will discuss her experience working in agriculture as a woman of color in various capacities prior to establishing her own businesses out of necessity.  Hishaw has previously worked for the Assistant Secretary Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Agriculture in Washington DC and on the Pigford  (Black American farmer discrimination class action) and Keepseagle (Native American farmer discrimination class action) claims settlement process prior to establishing F.A.R.M.S.  Since F.A.R.M.S. inception, over 220,000 lbs. of produce have been donated in high poverty rural communities of color and Black farms have been saved from foreclosure.   As a philanthropist, Hishaw has raised thousands of dollars for charitable food programs and published several law review and American Bar Association articles on agricultural and environmental topics i.e. the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, the Journal of Food Law & Policy and more!  Hishaw holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Tuskegee University, Juris Doctorate and Legal Masters (LL.M) in Agricultural law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville law school.  For more information about F.A.R.M.S. please visit www.30000acres.org or www.jillianhishaw.com  Dr. Mike R. Rosmann/Farmer, Psycologist Michael R. Rosmann is a psychologist and farmer whose life's work involves improving the behavioral healthcare of the agricultural population. He seeks to advance regional and global food production policy which enhances the behavioral and economic welfare of food producers, maintains stewardship of the land and other resources used in food production and protects the safety of food for consumers. In an era of increasing tension due to bioterrorist threats and shifts in the agribusiness climate, he is a voice for the agricultural population. The New York Times said this about him: a fourth generation farmer as well as a clinical psychologist, he speaks the language of men and women on the verge of losing their place on the land.  Michael R. Rosmann received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. Following a five year stint as a faculty member in the psychology department of the University of Virginia, Rosmann and his family moved to their farm in rural western Iowa where he developed an organic crop and purebred livestock operation. He also provided mental health services to the farm population, first in private practice and then in community mental health centers. He developed the first mental health response in Iowa to the farm crisis of the 1980's. He initiated Prairie Rose Mental Health Center in Harlan, Iowa and was its director for eight years. Lise Metzger/Photographer Lise Metzger writes and photographs the project Grounded Women: Stories of Women Who Farm. She is an award-winning photographer who for the past 30 years has shot for advertising agencies, magazines and corporations, as well as creating branding imagery for individual clients. She has taught both digital and film photography at universities, high schools and in a men’s prison.  What started many years ago as severe stomach pains led to a deep dive to understand the connection between food and health, which led to a broader investigation of our food system as a whole and the social, political, economic, environmental, and health issues that result. She launched Grounded Women as a way to share the authentic and inspiring stories of women who choose a life in agriculture, and to contribute to changing the narrative around food and the women who grow it.  You can see her work at lisemetzger.com andgroundedwomen.com. Ahna Kruzic/Former Director of Publications and Communications, Food First Ahna Kruzic is a community organizer turned activist-researcher from rural Iowa. Ahna has worked as researcher, community organizer, coalition-builder, and more. As Director of Publications and Communications at Food First, otherwise known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy, Ahna coordinates and contributes to communications, analysis, and research-for-action which seeks to dismantle exploitative racism, capitalism, and oppression in the food system. Nakia Navarro/Program Director, New England Grassroots Environment Fund Nakia Navarro hails from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her two children, Kayla and Mateo. Her nonprofit experience spans well over fifteen years and includes organizing roles within food rescuing, disaster response, as well as college access and success for low resourced students. In addition to working as a Program Director at the Grassroots Fund, Nakia wrote and teaches an environmental justice curriculum at area Boston, MA high schools and serves on the board of the Dorchester Food COOP. In addition, she is the author of The Messiness of Life, an Anthology and the Everdeen Series.  Nakia received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a minor in Spanish from Winthrop University, a Certificate in Global Communications from the University of Salamanca, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Public Policy and Planning at Tufts University Rowen White/Director, Sierra Seeds Rowen White is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for seed sovereignty. She is the director and founder of the Sierra Seeds, an innovative organic seed stewardship organization focusing on local seed and education, based in Nevada City CA. She teaches creative seed stewardship immersions around the country within tribal and small farming communities . She is the current Project Coordinator and advisor for the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network, which is a part of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. Her Seed Seva Educational program is a wholistic, indigenous permaculture based approach to seed stewardship which honors the many layers of seed culture , from practical hands on skills, cultural context and memory with guiding principles that are rooted in an indigenous ecology of interconnected relations. She weaves stories of seeds, food, culture and sacred Earth stewardship on her blog, Seed Songs. Follow her seed journeys at www.sierraseeds.org. Ruby Olisemaka/Farmer, Food Justice Advicate Ruby Olisemeka is an independent educator/consultant focusing on socially transformative education; food justice and incorporating African and indigenous practices into farming and food & farming education. She began her farming career as an apprentice at Stone Barns (2011) and has since built numerous school and urban gardens in lower Westchester and Harlem. Ruby has over 10 years’ experience educating children and young adults, she has worked as an educator at Edible Schoolyard NYC, Harlem Grown and various public and private schools and institutions. "We who do this liberation work want to bring about a revolution in our lifetime; we have deemed, with sadness, the current national and international power structure not fit to ensure and promote the full expression of life.  I am part of a collective, a movement of people wanting to bring about a more just world. I am a farmer and teacher, a spiritualist and budding herbalist, an afro centrist and naturalist. My path as a farmer began with an apprenticeship at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in 2011.I've kept my hands in the soil ever since, building urban, suburban and periurban gardens in lower Westchester and Harlem.  I teach (in classrooms, gardens, spaces where people can gather) children and adults how to do the work I do on land.  A farmer can rarely escape the intersections of poverty, politics, food access or justice when farming sustainably. I am an activist working to dismantle the food and health related injustices Africans and people of African descent endure."- RO Amani Olugbala Amani Olugbala is the farm and food justice educator at Soul Fire Farm, Grafton NY, dedicated to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Amani's is a gifttoryteller who weaves music, film, speech and poem into art that highlights social injustice, honors the ancestors and demands for change. This, in an effort to uplift the spirits of the marginalized and promote love and service as necessary acts of rebellion against isolation and disconnection. An artist, farmer, educator and community organizer Amani uses artistic expression, urban agriculture and social awareness to impact change and foster a sense of empathy and inter-being in urban-rural communities.  Performance Artist & Healers Biographies: Nicole Steward (Pending) Kelvin Young Kelvin Young is the Director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, Holistic Stress Management Instructor, and Sound Alchemist.  As a recognized leader in the addiction recovery movement and throughout the holistic healing community, Kelvin’s powerful healing journey began while he was in prison, where he found inner peace, self-realization, and love through meditation, yoga, and the expressive arts.  Bringing his story of personal transformation into the community, Kelvin has shared his story with thousands of individuals in or seeking recovery.  In 2014 Kelvin became the Director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited - a center for holistic healing and stress management in Hartford, Connecticut. Kelvin continues to share his story of healing from within as a passionate public speaker, and he is known for his warm, loving, and down-to-earth way of connecting with people. Ed Cleveland Ed Cleveland is a Reiki and Sound Teacher, Neuroacoustical Practitioner combining indigenous sound instruments. Combining with Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuromusicology, and Psychophysiology.  Acoustic Designer of Soundscapes using the high, low, ascending, descending pitch, intervals, and inversion, thick, and thin in harmony with crescendo, or diminuendo’s to open the imagination and intellect.  Questions?  Please feel free to contact Michelle L. Bicking at [email protected] at any time.