Dealing with Grief and Loss During Holidays and Anniversaries

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

Farley Center Volunteer Day

Please join the Sparten Youth Service (SYS) and other Farley Center volunteers.. Meet at the Center at 1:30 p.m. We will be doing outdoor clean up work Please dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail programs@farleycenter.org.

Spartan Youth Service (SYS) is James Madison Memorial High School’s largest volunteering club. There are over 200 dedicated students in SYS and the club mission is to do service work around our community.
https://jmm.madison.k12.wi.us/

SPARTEN YOUTH SERVICE CONTACTS

Megan Li and Beatrice Naujalyte, Co Vice Presidents

FARLEY CENTER ON SITE SUPERVISOR

Shedd Farley, Farley Center Director

Purses With A Purpose Volunteer Day

Come join us in getting the purses ready for the Madison Urban Ministry’s (MUM) Mentoring Connections Holiday Party and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS). We will be filling each purse with feminine products and toiletries to share with the teens and mothers in these programs this holiday season.

We will be collecting purses from Oct. 20-Nov. 9th.

For more information, please call Linda Josheff, Farley Center’s Purses for a Purpose Coordinator at 608-798-4779 or you can e-mail us at programs@farleycenter.org.

A Family Undertaking (film)

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

Tree Carving Meeting

Farley Center Tree Carving Information Meeting for interested wood carvers

We are looking for 3-5 wood carvers, on a volunteer basis, to work on a Tree Carving project at the Farley Center. We will meet to discuss ideas for this project. If you know of wood carvers who would be interested in participating, please share this information with them.

Artist David Carlson will be the lead artist for this project.

Farley Center Tree Carving Information

Shedd, Caroline Farley and Dave Carlson met (10/18/17) to talk about the idea of carving on a fallen tree. Here is what we have come to so far.

Tree: The tree is a recently fallen oak. The standing portion it measures 8 feet in circumference and is about 10 feet tall. The bark is intact. Next to this is the fallen part of the tree, which is to be a climbing structure for kids. Oak is “green” for carving for about 1 to 2 years, meaning it is relatively easy to work with. As it ages, it gets harder.

Concept: We would like to have a few wood artists collaborate. Our initial concept is to divide the area (8’ x 10’)into sections. We thought about stacking vertically, like a totem, but that seems static. We would rather divide the area by a spiral line or the intersection of two spirals. These would create diamond shapes, the size of which would depend on how the lines of division would fall. Since this is intended to last, we prefer that images be carved in some way and that we avoid stereotypical chainsaw carving themes such as we find in vacation cabin art (welcome bears, bald eagles, etc). We also do not think that attachments to the tree would be helpful. The question of paint or stain on the work is not decided at this point.

Theme: We talked about a theme such as “The Land in Transition” which could include seasonal changes, birth to death, etc. The “land” in question is that of the center. There are a number of possible images and themes from the land: wildlife, birds, insects, trees, flowers, events, gardens. We would prefer the works lean away from work that is so conceptual that it requires explanation, but it need not be realistic either.

Timeline:
• There is no deadline.
• We would like interested artists to meet and finalize the concept for the overall direction.
• Most likely work would start in the spring, as winter is soon upon us.

Farley Center Volunteer Day

Please join Wartburg College Students and other Farley Center volunteers for some outdoor work at the Farley Center. Meet at the Center at 12:15 – 12:30 and work until 3:30. Please dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail

Wartburg College is located in Waverly, Iowa. Student Co-Leaders Julio Da Costa and Kimberly Cespdeds are leading a group for a Service Trip to Madison, WI on October 26-29. The group of students, ages from 17-25, will be volunteering at various non profits in the Madison area. The purpose is to have a positive impact in our surrounding communities in and out of Iowa.
http://www.wartburg.edu/

WARTBURG COLLEGE CONTACTS

Co-Leaders: Julio Daniel Da Costa and Kimberly Cespedes

FARLEY CENTER ON SITE SUPERVISOR

Shedd Farley, Farley Center Director
Gil Halsted, Farley Center Board Chair

Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

Fall Festival 2017

Open House & Apple Cider Day!

Come join us for the Farley Center Fall Celebration 2017 – Open House and Apple Cider Day! Pick apples, wash apples, slice apples and press the apples in the 100 year old cider press! Bring your own jug or mason jar to bring home some fresh pressed apple cider. Please bring a delicious dish to share. Donations will be accepted to go toward the purchase of buying the next planting of fruit trees. All are welcome! Invite your friends and share the post!

More details to come as we get closer to the event date!

Volunteer Apple Picking Day

Please join the Sparten Youth Service(SYS) and other Farley Center volunteers.. Meet at the Center at 5:00 p.m. We will be picking apples for our upcoming cider press. Please dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail .

Spartan Youth Service (SYS) is James Madison Memorial High School’s largest volunteering club. There are over 200 dedicated students in SYS and the club mission is to do service work around our community.
https://jmm.madison.k12.wi.us/

SPARTEN YOUTH SERVICE CONTACTS

Megan Li and Beatrice Naujalyte, Co Vice-Presidents

FARLEY CENTER ON SITE SUPERVISOR

Shedd Farley, Farley Center Director

Natural Path Presentation

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

You must reserve a spot by e-mailing programs@farleycenter.org or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

If you would like to attend the tour but need assistance, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Light refreshments will be served.