Saturday, August 21 to Saturday,
August 28, 2010
past year's co-chairs were brothers
and Gifford King
Please join us for a week of exploration and
workshops on making personal and spiritual connections through music.
While connecting, we’ll have some fun and relaxation.
Speaker: JIM SCOTT
Jim Scott will lead our week on Star and, along with others, help
us make personal and spiritual connections through music. An exciting
acoustic guitarist, singer, and composer of powerful music that furthers
the ideals of ecology, justice, and peace, Jim makes an impact on hearts
and minds across the world.
He is one of the rare musicians who have transcended stylistic boundaries,
recording or sharing the stage with luminaries from the jazz, classical
and folk music worlds in venues from Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz
Festival to a concert at the end of the Great Peace March with folk
legends Pete Seeger and Peter Yarrow.
In his years as guitarist for the Paul Winter Consort, Jim led thousands
in the song “Common Ground” and his own eco-anthem, “A Song For The
Earth.” He was co-composer of the Consort’s monumental choral work,
“Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” and recorded “A Concert for the Earth” in
the Great Hall of the United Nations.
Lately, Jim has devoted more time to composing and arranging. He regularly
performs and offers workshops for young people in elementary schools and
libraries. He has long been active in the Unitarian Universalist (UU)
Church. and has visited over 300 UU churches across the country, leading
services, presenting concerts, and offering workshops. Three of Jim’s
songs are included in the new Unitarian Universalist Hymnbook, and
“Gather The Spirit” has become a favorite across the denomination. Jim
has served on the board of the UU Musicians Network and was Co-Chair of
the ecological/spiritual activist group the UU “Seventh Principle
To learn more about Jim Scott, check out www.jimscottmusic.com.
Minister of the Week:
Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay is a
lifelong UU with masters degrees in divinity and theology from Harvard
University. She is currently the minister at The Unitarian Universalist
Church in Silver Spring MD.
|YOUTH COORDINATOR : Mary
||Elisse Ghittleman and Alison & Scott Will
||Birth to Kindergarden
||Julie Romero and John Smith
||1,2, & 3
||Edie Crane and Toby Dills
||4, 5 & 6
||Victor Finizio and Jennifer Messner
||7, 8 & 9
||Jennifer Whitten and David Messner
||10, 11 & 12
Workshops and Starbursts:
(due to changes - )
Connect creatively with yourself and others in
the Writing Circle. It’s a time to relax and write from the heart
in a warm, supportive environment. We write very
differently than we talk or think - you’ll be
inspired by what you discover about yourself and others.
New “sparks” daily to kindle stories, poems, memories,
and more. Come one, some, or every day. Bring a
notebook and pen/pencil.
If you have been to LOAS II in the last
decade, then you will know about fine powder all over the Lindquist
Deck. You will know about the extra Band-aids needed to finish the
project. You will have seen the hunched over artisans tenaciously
scraping away with some sort of file.
Join Candice and bring your muscles to create one of a kind
History Through Folk Song
Diane Tarez Shriver
A look at the daily life of ordinary women, and men, in Europe and
America from 1500 to 1850 using the lyrics of the songs they sang to
speed their work, ease their hearts, and lift there spirits in a
world lit only by fire. Wonderful lyrical melodies and fascinating
words sung a Capella or with guitar or dulcimer.
Singer/songwriter Diane Taraz has performed in hundreds of
places -- coffeehouses, clubs, libraries, museums, restaurants,
historical societies, and private houses -- bringing her velvety
voice and vivid songs to audiences of all ages. Laughter abounds as
she uses her dry wit to explain both her own award- winning songs
and the traditional material into which she breathes new life.
Audiences listen entranced as she sings a cappella, a challenging
style at which she excels.
Dirty Linen magazine calls her a
"fine, inventive guitarist," and she plays lap dulcimer
with unusual intensity.
Diane's songs draw much inspiration from
traditional folk. "Raisin Pie," based on a family memory,
is a haunting tribute to the power of music to ease the trials of
everyday life. "Gathered Safely In" is an instant classic,
made for singing along. "Normandy" and
"Amaryllis," performed with voice alone, are gorgeous
traditional melodies for which Diane wrote new words.
Her spellbinding "Walk Away" has
been used as a theme song for fundraising walks in the fight against
domestic violence. Sing Out! magazine published "Walk
Away" in 1994, calling it "one of the best."
Many of Diane' songs draw inspiration from
weird and wonderful events of the past. "The Sea-Serpent of
Cape Ann" tells the story of that mythical New England beastie.
"Les Filles du Roi" looks back at her
great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother's leap into
the unknown as one of the young women who sailed to New France in
the 1600s to marry the settlers in Quebec. In "The Ballad of
Deborah Samson" she tells the true story of a Massachusetts
woman who served in the Revolutionary War, disguised as a man.
Her newest song is "Let's Go Canoeing
on Lake Chargoggagoggmanchaugagoggchaubunagungamogg," singing
the praises of this actual body of water in central Massachusetts,
also known (thank goodness) as Webster Lake.
|Gosport Town Band
Laurence & Peggy Saunders
join the Gosport Town Band. Laurence and Peggy Saunders will revive
a Star Island tradition for our Conference. Players of all levels
and ages are invited to gather by the Well House and tune up for
everything from polkas to marches and concert pieces. We'll play for
the softball game, the boat, a parade and just for fun.
Laurence and Peggy are Old Shoalers, but new to our conference, with
lots of experience playing with Town bands in New England. They will
bring some spare instruments. Contact them if you need something or
have questions, (603) 827-2962. email@example.com
Town Bands tend to be intergenerational with children, parents and
grand parents encouraging each other. Professional musicians are
invited to join, share and coach. All members are encouraged to lead
at least a piece or two in rehearsal. Children may join after their
group ends at 11:45.
So dust off that old trombone in the attic and lug it onto the boat
for old fashion fun and new friends on Star Island.
Peggy and Laurence are theoretically
retired school teachers. In 1988 or ‘89 the Saunders mostly Brass
Quintet played Christmas music and six months later was the nucleus
for band music for GTB the July 4th parade at Star. All Star I
conference has enjoyed other leaders of the GTB. We can bring some
spare instruments; contact us if you are unsuccessful in obtaining
some instrument with which to join the band.
Laurence: 603.827.2962 Harrisville NH or cell 603.313.2354. or
Laurie (on Star Island ~ Gosport) firstname.lastname@example.org -
Include Gosport or GTB in subject line.
Nadeau, MS, MEd
Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Yoga & Pilates Instructor
3 Binks Hill Road, Plymouth, NH
Darlene’s interest in yoga and meditation began at age 18.
Darlene’s gentle yoga classes are infused with awareness,
acceptance, compassion, and mindfulness.
She has been teaching yoga since 2005 and integrates yoga
traditions from Anusara, Iyengar, and Ananda yoga studies.
Currently as a massage
therapist Darlene recommends yoga postures which support and enhance
clients’ health and well being.
For example, specific poses increase range of movement,
improve postural alignment, relieve repetitive strains, increase
immune response, lower blood pressure, and much more.
connecting with supporting each person’s highest levels of
wellness. She has a passion for learning, growing, and
thriving. She also delights in travel, nature, gardening and
Arthur Eves & Myra Aaronson
Circles, led by Myra Aaronson and Arthur Eves, provide a unique
means for up to ten individuals to meet daily to share and listen
deeply within community. One group will be offered in the morning
and a separate one in the afternoon. Each creates a climate to make
deeper and more lasting connections, to share our spiritual journeys
and appreciate those of others, to mine our depths and bring hidden
jewels into the light--or sometimes to discover sediment that we can
then discard, to contemplate our universality amidst our diverse
experiences and paths, to learn to listen and to speak from a deep
place within ourselves.
S T AR B U R S T S
Single, 45 Minute Mini-Workshops to fill in your days
with Alison Green-Will
Alison will take you through the basics of
the knit stitch, and possibly other knitting techniques as time
allows. Or, if you know the basics and want to start an easy
project, Alison can get you started on an easy watchcap.If you have
yarn and knitting needles you can bring, that's great, and will have
a small number of supplies available for purchase.
The Knit Doctor is IN
with Alison Green-Will
Need help with a knitting project? Forgot
where you left off on that old sweater? Having sizing issues? Bring
all your ailing knitting projects for Alison's expert diagnosis!
with June House
Here's your chance to make your own
one-of-a-kind Star Island Souvenir! Bring a pre-washed
T-shirt, tote bag, apron, sneakers, jeans, or anything else you'd
like to decorate with Star Island images and sayings. This is
not inter-generational; high schoolers and up are welcome.
I'll stretch this Starburst out for an entire afternoon to
With Sam Francis and Gail Henry
Learn how to make use of those greeting
cards you find too pretty to throw
away. Sam Francis will show you a simple origami folding technique
that you can use with cards, cardstock and papers to make small gift
boxes. This is a great craft for personal use, but also good if you
work with youth groups or have children of any age. This is an
intergenerational starburst and all ages are welcome. (under 7 with
a partner over 12).
eh? - Immigrants From The North
with Kathleen Hunter
Why the U.S. should open
it's northern border to free immigration from Canada and how this
will solve many social and economic problems
Care & Planning: You Really Need This!
with Michelle Kunz
Are you wondering how to pay for your elderly parents (or your own) needs? Does the idea of living to 100 scare the heck out of you? Well, join the crowd. There are ways to pay for care that you might not know about. And if there are questions that you have which can't be answered at the Starburst, I will do my best to get answers for you once we get back to the mainland.
Group: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Hosted by Joanna Henderson