News around Trumansburg


Gently used backpack collection for Tompkins County foster care children
Gently used backpacks are being collected at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church and the Trumansburg Shur Save through Sunday, July 7. According to the Tompkins County Department of Social Services, gently used backpacks and duffle bags are perfect for kids on the move. Questions can be directed to Ronda Ketchum, Trumansburg United Methodist Church Mission and Outreach Program, (607) 387-4369.

Ulysses Philomathic Library News
Book Club Bar Crawl lives on for Adult Summer Reading Program in July at the Silver Line Tap Room. On Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m., join the discussion of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
The Library has two Empire Passes available for check-out. Each pass will admit one car to any park in the New York State Parks system; carpool with your friends or family for maximum fun efficiency. You can use the Empire Pass for entry to local parks including Taughannock Falls and Watkins Glen, as well as many, many more parks, beaches, lakes and trails all over the state from Niagara to Long Island. Passes are loaned for one week and cannot be held or renewed.
Summer Reading registration is underway! The library is now offering a variety of days and times to participate in the Summer Reading Program. The calendar can be found on its website, Reading goals, reading log bookmarks and prizes will run through August. Summer reading programs are available for kids, teens and adults.

Salsa Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Join instructors Rick Lightbody and Carol Johnson ( on July 1 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for a structured lesson, then the remainder for practice to recorded music, with guidance from the instructors. Salsa, arguably the most popular Latin partner dance in the world, is done to exuberant music with complex, captivating rhythms. It allows for endless creative expression, yet it is quite accessible for beginners, and it can also be a great “gateway” to further partner dance exploration. Come out and dance! $10 per person per lesson.

Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Seeking Volunteers
Come join the GrassRoots Festival and help create festival magic! Volunteers are needed from setup to breakdown and everything in between. Earn your wristband, meet new friends and become part of the festival family! Volunteer application can be found online at

Little Blue Raiders Cheerleader Fundraiser
The Little Blue Raiders Cheerleaders will be hosting a car wash with lunch on Saturday June 29 at the Maguire Cadillac just behind the Triphammer plaza from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Have your car washed while you grab a bite to eat. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda will be available for a donation. Pay what you feel for the food and wash and drive away full in a clean car.

Lakshmi Living Arts
Tensegrity, Sundays, June 30, July 7 and July 14 at 10 a.m. Thanks to the anthropological work of Carlos Castaneda and his discovery of magical passes, which are bodily movements discovered in dream states by warrior-seers in central and southern Mexico thousands of years ago, we have a collection of movements, now called “Tensegrity,” available to us for the enhancement of our health and well being. Join Jordan Puryea, a level-one Tensegrity instructor in training, and Lissa Farrell for an introductory series of three classes devoted to learning Tensegrity and Magical Passes.
They will also explore the art of tracking and recapitulation, which is an integral part of Tensegrity as a way of being. The classes will last for approximately 90 minutes. Donations will be accepted for Lakshmi Living Arts, but the classes are free of charge. It is suggested to wear comfortable clothing and bring a notepad, but nothing else is required. The movements are not strenuous, and any and all are welcome to participate. For more information on Tensegrity, please visit:, and if you have questions and would like to speak to somebody, please call: Lissa Farrell at 607-592-5590.
Open meditation, led by Rich Goldman, Wednesdays July 3 through 31, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. This is a donation-based offering. Rich will offer wisdom on the benefits of meditation, tips on how to be comfortable in your seat and some guided meditation leading into open meditation time. There will be time for questions. Beginners and seasoned meditators alike are welcome. Please direct questions to
Full Moon Shamanic Journey, Tuesday July 16, 7 to 9 p.m. with Anne Sierigk. By donation, suggested $10-20. This recurring series is woven around the time of the full moon. This cyclical marker is ripe for setting intentions and clarifying goals. Explore the specific meanings and richness of this special blue moon. Anne’s clarity of vision and caring insight serve as guides in the direction of your own contact with deep wisdom.


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