Circle of Compassion Benefit Concert for the Lakota Tribe

Ed Malloy is hosting the Circle of Passion Benefit Concert, Friday, April 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. Stephen Sondheim Center, ($16 at box office)  to support the Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas of the country. Members of our community have reached out to assist families in  building earthen homes powered by renewable energy. Several Lakota families are in Fairfield for the concert including a young tribal chief designate.

Fairfield First on the Road
Fairfield First! model of local living economies was recently presented to businesses leaders in Quincy, Illinois. Burt will be giving the keynote at the Southwestern Wisconsin BEST (Building Economic Strength Together) on April 16th in Fennimore, Wisconsin.  Burt will also be presenting “How We Turned Our Town into An Incubator” at the Kansas Economic Gardening Conference in May.

Renew Rural Iowa Seminar – For Entrepreneurs
Presented by Curt Nelson, Director of Cedar Rapids Entrepreneurial Development Center
Thursday,  April 16
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
8:15 a.m – 3:15 p.m., free lunch included
Free, but registration is required.
Registration: 515.225.5486, or
Co-hosted by the FEA and Fairfield Economic Development Association

Fairfield Concert Association  – 61st Annual Membership Drive
April 13-April 24
Concert Series is held at Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
New members will be eligible to attend the final concerts of this year’s series: Synergy Brass Quintet and Eastern Iowa Brass Band.

Maia Quartet
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim Center
Tickets are $20 general; $15 for students, seniors, children over 12
Presented by Chamber Music Society Fairfield
The program will cover Beethoven’s string quartet in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5; Shostakovich’s string quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, and string quartet Op. 51 in c minor by Brahms.

Follywood News

Power Trip to Mt. Kailash
We looking for additional adventurers for a scientific and spiritual expedition to holiest mountain on the planet on the full moon in September 2009.  Mt. Kailash is a rare place of peace and power that is renowned for the purifying physiological effects it has on its visitors. It is the holy spot for Buddhists, Jainists, Hindus and Tibet’s indigenous religion, Bon. The twenty day roundtrip journey departs from Katmandu Nepal. We are departing from Nepal on August 22nd assist you with travel planning. The trip will be videotaped in high definition for Television and online broadcasts.
Our trip would leave from Kathmandu, and it takes about 6-7 days to access the area overland by jeeps, as we climb in elevation and acclimate to the thin atmosphere (18,000’ at highest). We’d spend about 5 days at the destination, including the 3-day trek on foot around Mt. Kailash.
The location is so remote that only a few thousand people visit every year.  This high altitude trip is considered strenous.
If you have an interest in this trip of a lifetime, contact us:

For Non-Profits

Grant Seminar Series at Fairfield Public Library
Friday,  April 17 – 1:00 p.m. – Your Board and Fundraising
Wednesday,  April 22 – Noon – Introduction to Finding Funders
Wednesday,  April 29 – 1:00 p.m. – Basics of Proposal Writing