Orientations for new members are held every month in Soma Vida‘s* front room, with a potluck for the entire membership afterward.
Arrive at 4:00 for orientation if you are new, 4:30 if you want to volunteer for ATEN, and 5:00 if you are just interested in the potluck (sometimes called a Soirée, if we are feeling fancy). Sharing and eating food always turns out to be a great context for making conversation and setting up exchanges with co-Networkers.
Remember these Second Sundays in 2011—–> -Apr. 10th- -May 15th- -Jun. 12th- -July 10th- etc.
*Soma Vida is an east side space (available for events such as ours) with whom we share a cooperative vision of community. Some of the many helpful services practiced in this building include naturopatic medicine, acupuncture, somatic psychotherapy, work-life balance coaching, and massage. They also host a co-working space, spa, child-care area, and yoga room (to find out more, check their website).
P.S. Did you know about this other monthly event in Austin?
Last Sundays: 1-4pm – Treasure City’s Really Really Free Market @ 16th & Chestnut
Two member-initiated events are seeking community participation soon.
Sept. 18th & 19th: Junkyard Casserole — a weekend-long carnival of art and sounds, at a rummage sale. Cherrywood Coffeehouse hosts, and the schedule is 9am-9pm on Saturday, and noon-6 on Sunday. Come out and enjoy some comedy and community in a celebration of creativity, thrift, and the D.I.Y. spirit. (Open to the public, 1400 E. 38 1/2th)
September 25th & 26th 9am – 3pm
A work weekend will be held at an overgrown property located on the east side of town. This will be the groundbreaking on a Time Exchange/ Gift Economy homestead near Decker Lake. Lunch will be provided around noon. Anyone is welcome to stop by for as little or as long as they are able. Come earn Exchange Shares while meeting new ATEN friends. This will be the first of several workdays/ workshops at this location this fall.
Help is needed with the following tasks:
-Trash pick up
-Tipi erecting (On Sunday the 26th: a workshop by Nathan Hendrix on tipi construction and reusing everyday materials for green building projects)
There will be some hand tools and gloves on site, but please bring additional if you are able, i.e. machetes. The river is close by so pack your suits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Our next potluck and new member orientation is Sunday, March 14th.
Many people will be at SXSW, but even more people won’t. Come to our Not Even Unofficial SXSW Soiree
5-6pm New member orientation and meeting
6-7:30pm Potluck and social
Location: SomaVida, 1210 Rosewood, 78702
Some of the potential topics we can discuss include:
Community Gardens w/ reps from eastside community garden projects
Golden Angels Fundraiser w/ Lani Clark
Del Valle updates w/ Analeise Hill
A couple of our members got together to help clear and prepare a labyrinth for the upcoming East Austin Studio Tours. Take a look at their work at Synaesthetic Breakfast.