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Title:
Twin Oaks 44th Anniversary
When:
17.06.2011 - 19.05.2011
Where:
Twin Oaks Community - W. Louisa, VA
Category:
Community Events Worldwide

Description

Dearest Former Oakers and Friends of Community:

Come to the Twin Oaks 44 Anniversary Party June 17 thru 19 ! See the
colorful flier attached.

There will be a coffeehouse on the evening of June 17th and the big day is
Saturday June 18th. Activities begin in the courtyard around 2 PM and
include:

- Live music
- Open Mic - bring your favorite TO stories or short performance pieces
- Fun races, such as three-legged, balancing egg on spoon, potato sack
- Gin & Tonic Bar

Dinner will be at ZK at 6 PM

Followed by a rocking Dance Party at ZK starting around 8:00 PM

On Sunday June 19th between 10 AM and noon there will be a Brunch which you
are welcome to attend as well.

Please RSVP if you are planning on coming. Please dont reply to this entire
list just to me.

If you are planning of staying over night please contact us so we can work
together on accommodating you. Write paxus@twinoaks.org (who is the room
assigner) or call Paxus cell 541-505-0803

Carpooling: If you have an empty car or need a ride, let us know and we
will see if we can coordinate rides. For parking follow the instructions
once you arrive.

Contributions: The event is free and we encourage guests who can to make
financial contributions to offset the costs of the event. If you want to
bring things please consider ...

- Fresh Fruit
- Juices
- Wine or Beer
- Chocolate

Paxus at Twin Oaks
14 May 2011

cell: 541-505-0803

Venue

Venue:
Twin Oaks Community   -   Website
Street:
138 Twin Oaks Road
ZIP:
23093
City:
W. Louisa, VA
State:
USA
Country:
Country: us

Description

in Oaks is an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of around 90 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, our way of life has reflected our values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology. We welcome you to schedule a visit.

We do not have a group religion; our beliefs are diverse. We do not have a central leader; we govern ourselves by a form of democracy with responsibility shared among various managers, planners, and committees. We are self-supporting economically, and partly self-sufficient. We are income-sharing. Each member works 42 hours a week in the community's business and domestic areas. Each member receives housing, food, healthcare, and personal spending money from the community.

Our hammocks and casual furniture business has generated most of our income in the past. Making tofu as of 2011 has become roughly equal in importance to hammocks. Indexing books and now seed growing are also significant sources of income. Still, less than half of our work goes into these income-producing activities; the balance goes into a variety of tasks that benefit our quality of life—including milking cows, gardening, cooking, and childcare. Most people prefer doing a variety of work, rather than the same job day in, day out.

A number of us choose to be politically active in issues of peace, ecology, anti-racism, and feminism. Each summer we are hosts to a Women's Gathering and a Communities Conference where we welcome both experienced communitarians, and seekers who are new to community living.

We give tours of Twin Oaks almost every Saturday afternoon from March through October, and on most alternating Saturdays from November through February. Read about the Saturday Tour here.

We offer a structured three week visit designed to give the visitor some general education and experience in living at Twin Oaks. Read about the Visitor Program here

Please do not drop in and expect to get a tour or be able to stay overnight. Tours and visits must always be pre-arranged, and to be a guest here, a member must agree to be your host before you arrive.

Twin Oaks Community
138 Twin Oaks Road # W
Louisa, VA 23093 USA

540-894-5126
540-894-4112 Fax