The Dome School

Save the Date: Dome School’s 40th Nov 12 (2016)

Dome School 40th

The community is invited to celebrate 40 years of the Dome School with us!

We’ll cap the day with the return of BROTHER. They rocked our Halloween 2 years ago, and people are still talking about it. Their brand of Celtic tribal fusion rock, with bagpipes and didgeridoos, had everyone hopping about the place. But before that, we’ll have much more. Here’s the current schedule:

* 3-4pm Dome School annual meeting
* 4-8pm Silent Auction (see list below), color-your-own-party-hat, and a time capsule photo booth! (Take your photo and include with a letter to yourself in 35 years–to be included in a time capsule buried with the new TCB addition)
* 4:30pm Greg Walter presents a Takilma/Waldo/Queen of Bronze historic photo slide show
* 5-8pm Dinner available – Veggie chili, meat chili, vegan soup available ($3 cup or $5 bowl)
* 5:30-7pm Story time Open Mic – bring your tales from the past 40 years
* 7-8pm Birthday cake walk
* 8:30-11pm BROTHER in concert.

Admission is free until the concert, though note dinner, dessert, and auction are extra, plus we’ll have other items for sale (e.g. caps, shirts, Takilma Common Ground anthologies). The Brother concert is $10-20/person (sliding scale), with under 14 admitted free. If you have old photos, bring ’em! We’d love to scan and get them back to you that day (we’re hoping to put a 40-year history book together).

We’d like to thank the following people and organizations for donating to our silent auction (more items added soon–check back)

  • Claire Sierra / Balch Hotel – Hotel/spa package ($175 value)
  • Carol Valentine – 2 voice lessons ($80 value)
  • Josephine Community Libraries – IV branch – $40 gift certificate to IV Friends bookstore and/or the December book sale
  • Aquarius Books, Rocks & Gifts – amethyst geode, plus a small ruby (the ruby is the traditional 40th anniversary gemstone) ($59 value)
  • Wild River Pizza – $30 gift certificate
  • Gray Conway – Hand-felted Forest Edge llama fiber hat ($150 value)
  • Davis Painter – Carved and painted emu egg (?? value)
  • Joyce Abrams – 4 rolls pure llama yarn ($82.95 value)
  • Kayla Starr – one-hour massage ($60 value)
  • Left Fork Books – 3-pack of books, including The Doodle, Design, & Draw Book for Illinois Valley Kids of All Ages,  Takilma Common Ground Anthology, and Cobra Lily #1 ($39 value)
  • Illinois Valley News – 1 year subscription ($43 value)
  • Judy Carpenter – Stagg electric guitar, with case, signed by local bands and musicians including Ben Rice Blues Band, Colonel Mustard, and Caleb Orton ($300 value) [NOTE: Brother has agreed to sign at the event!]
  • Marjorie Reynolds – 3 glass-beaded necklaces ($15 value each) and sterling pendant with stone ($45 value)
  • Ashland Food Co-op – $25 gift certificate
  • Bear Images – $15 gift certificate
  • Nick Reynolds – signed copy of Fortunate Son by John Fogarty ($30 value)
  • Mary Reynolds – knit beanie ($40 value)
  • Dome School – 100+ piece glass chemistry equipment – includes test tubes, beakers, erlenmeyer flasks, schlock flasks, graduated cylinders, pipettes, droppers, petri dishes, stacking specimens containers, rubber stoppers, copper test tube clamps, a vacuum jar w/stopper, a spirit lamp, and more (?? value)

As you think about whether an item is worth your $, please don’t forget that your contribution supports the expansion of the community building. So why not consider donating $80 or $90 for that $43 IV News subscription?