Stitching Creations & Community

Janesville, WI Gatherings: MON. 1-3 PM, Italian House, 1603 Racine St. THURS. 6-8PM, Basics Co-op, 1711 Lodge. FREE, all ages, genders. Spin, knit, crochet - any portable stitching is welcome - no membership requirements! Visit and support: Visit our store:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Springtime at Sugar Creek Alpaca Farm

Wednesday, April 29, Sugar Creek Alpacas, Willow Tan Alpacas, and Andrea's Alpacas worked together to welcome local school children who learned about alpacas, their fiber and how the fiber is used. The Janesville SnB demonstrated the process of taking the alpaca fiber from shorn locks to spun yarn to knit garment.

Learn more about these alpacas and opportunities to visit by contacting the farms: (262)742.3799, (262)728-5545, or (262)470-7675.

Spring shearing will take place at Sugar Creek Farm on June 1 beginning at 10a.m. (N7031 County Rd. H, Elkhorn, WI)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Performing Opportunity

Do You Sing? Dance? Juggle?
Buskers are that rare breed of street entertainer in search of the best place or "pitch" to perform their artistic endeavor. Buskers can be any type of performer: dancers, mimes, artists, clowns, magicians, musicians, puppeteers, jugglers, acrobats, tumblers, living statues, and just plain weird! They can be amateurs or professionals . . .
Busking is NOT against the law in Janesville: however it isn't legal to accept financial reimbursement for street performance unless you are part of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
The United Arts Alliance is currently looking for performers and artists of every artistic discipline. While a member under the UAA "umbrella", you will be able to accept financial, free-will donations at the site of your performance. UAA will provide you with flexible dates and locations in downtown Janesville, provide you with proper identification as a UAA busker, and work to help promote and publicize your performance . You can use this opportunity to hone your performance skills, build a local audience, and earn some money!
To apply, please go to the UAA website at where you'll find an application. If you are unable to use this application, please request a print copy using the contact option at the bottom of the site or by calling 608.752.9248 and we'll get one to you right away.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Want to Learn for FREE?

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