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Fogartyville is a special gathering place for those who truly appreciate music and community. Nothing draws people together like a shared musical experience, and nowhere is there a more welcoming environment for audiences and musicians than the vibrant and diverse community that is the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.
Commonwealth Time Bank Meeting
After almost three years of organic growth, almost 9,000 hours of time dollars exchanged, and the recent upgrade to Community Weaver 3.0, the Common Wealth Time Bank is looking for people who want to get more involved and help Sarasota open up to a greater sense of true wealth. If you want to get more involved in the Common Wealth Time Bank, or if you just want to find out more about time banking, join us for this short introduction on at the Fogartyville Community Media and Art Center.
Films for a Future: Voices of Transition
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
- Potluck @ 6pm; Film @ 7pm
Report from the West Bank
Thursday, June 11, 7pm
A report back from two months in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
Dezeray Lyn has been a long-time community organizer around issues of animal rights, houselessness, and economic injustice. Recently, Dezeray joined the International Women’s Peace Service and spent two months in the West Bank providing international accompaniment to Palestinian civilians, resisting house demolitions, documenting and intervening in human right abuses, telling the forgotten stories of Palestinian mothers and political prisoners, and supporting acts of non-violent resistance to end the Israeli occupation. Dezeray will share her experiences of life under occupation but also the courageous strength, perseverance, and resilience of everyday Palestinian people who continue daily to resist oppression. Finally, Dezeray will speak on what we, as allies, can do to help end this occupation and support freedom for all Palestinians
Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys
Wednesday, July 15, 7pm
Nashville's Bradford Lee Folk makes good-times bluegrass that's not afraid to punch your gut. If you want to reach Bradford Lee Folk, call him after two pm, Nashville time. That’s because before two o’clock, he’s out on his tractor in the fields of an organic farm outside the city, farming for a living. After 2pm, Brad heads back into Nashville to set up for a long night of burning bluegrass and rootsy Americana with his band The Bluegrass Playboys. That juxtaposition between the gritty dirt of the country and the glitz of Nashville lies at the heart of Bradford Lee Folk's music.
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours
Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours are based in Nashville, TN, but they're as far from country's mainstream as you can get. The band's moniker is a tip-off that everything isn't exactly serious, but McClain isn't a novelty act. The Troubadours are a revolving cadre of top-notch pickers who can play cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads, and soulful R&B dance tunes without breaking a sweat. McClain adds his songwriting, a relaxed tenor with the understated elegance of all good country singers and a storyteller's gift of gab to the proceedings for a show that's both down-home and high tone.
7th Annual Very Merry Jerry Day
Sunday, August 2, 4-8pm
Celebrating the life and times of The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. Bands include Must Be Jelly, Not Tuna, Kid Red and Friends (covering New Riders of the Purple Sage era), and Steve Arvey and Friends.
Films for a Future: The Next Industrial Revolution
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
$5 suggested donation
While some environmental observers predict doomsday scenarios in which a rapidly increasing human population is forced to compete for ever scarcer natural resources, Bill McDonough sees a more exciting and hopeful future.
In his vision humanity takes nature itself as our guide reinventing technical enterprises to be as safe and ever-renewing as natural processes.
Films for a Future: Food Chains
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Films for a Future: Rev. Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015
- Potluck @ 6pm/Film @ 7pm