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General News · 19th October 2018
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Are you ready for the unexpected (and expected potholes) this winter? Get a bit more prepared... learn (or be reminded) how to change a car tire with Jenny Hartwick, musician and harbour master.  Dress for outdoor show-n-tell. Bring your car and Jenny will help us find our jack, where it goes on our car, and otherwise figure out the process as it applies to your car. (Even if you don't have a car, you can be a prepared passenger/hitchiker). All welcome!

Folk U. What do you know? Share it. This Friday and every Friday at Linnaea Education Centre, 1 to 2:30. Snacks and tea provided. Stop by for your lunch hour and get inspired. (in case of a power outage we will still go ahead)

Visit for the complete schedule

More about Folk University....

This fall, Cortes Literacy Now is launching an inaugural season of Folk University…. a kind of education for and by the people of Cortes. The series is modeled after the Folk High School and the folkeuniversitets in Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark which provide adult education, usually without the affiliation of a university.

At a time when our ideas and differences are being used to bring us further apart, can we as an island of people use these same tools to build us each up? We are an island blessed with riches of resources, learning, arts, writing, music, wood work, hand work, gardens, scientists, multiple generations, and beauty. Living on Cortes still provides an opportunity to appreciate that slower kind of learning… the kind for which we have had to work. Folk U is an opportunity to delight in curiosity and grow in community.

Let’s share what we know. And have fun doing it.

Contact Manda Aufochs Gillespie the Cortes Literacy coordinator at Presenters are paid a $50 stipend and there is even a tiny budget for materials.

A wonderful idea!
Comment by Lu Schanfarber on 12th October 2018
Thanks for doing this. How wonderful.