We're always trying new ways to engage and delight our members. This summer we've got some fun activities scheduled for you, beginning with a special performance by the Jah Kings, June 15th at 7PM at the Valley View Hot Springs Pavilion. This band, out of Fair Grove, Missouri and fronted by Alexander Kofi, has offered this free show to OLT members in order to spread their message of unconditional love, non-judgment and service to mankind through a mix of blues, funk and jazz set to a reggae beat. We're asking for a donation of at least $5 per person to cover expenses for the band.
On July 27th we're hosting special events for kids ages 5-18 at the first annual OLT Kids Day. We're still putting together the details of this event, but we've got circus performers, storytellers, and arts and crafts projects planned throughout the day. Remember, children fifteen and under are always admitted free, every day at OLT/Valley View Hot Springs. We love our kiddos!
Here's something new and different for OLT: a Fine Art and Painting Workshop hosted by renowned plein air artist Jude Bischoff. This is a 4-day intensive, held the weekend of July 29th - 31st. The workshop will cover composition, drawing and painting techniques that Jude claims will have you producing beautiful paintings without pre-planning or preconceived ideas. Cost is $449 per person and does not include accommodations or use of the facilities, so book your stay now if you'd like to attend the workshop. See the ad in this newsletter for more information. http://www.judebischoff.com/
And, don't forget the OLT Board of Directors Meeting on July 20th. This is our Annual Outreach Meeting and is your chance to share your ideas and opinions on OLT's future with the board. We are discussing our new Strategic Plan and the meeting will be held at the Ranch!
Also, we're still looking for local bands to perform at our annual Member's Appreciation Weekend, scheduled for August 16-18th. OLT provides the entertainment Friday and Saturday nights and a free breakfast on Sunday morning; members share in an eclectic pot luck dinner and enjoy each other's company with dancing, soaking and lots of revelry throughout the weekend! Let us know if you've got suggestions for a danceable lineup. And remember, this is a members-only event so be sure to join up if you aren't yet a member because this weekend is everybody's favorite Summer event!
So, this summer is shaping up to be a fun and exciting one at Orient Land Trust. Our usual people quota and reservation policies will apply throughout the summer season (except Members Weekend,) so please plan accordingly. With your donation you have the privilege of reserving ahead for these special events. Call the OLT Welcome Center at 719-256-4315 to make that donation and reserve your stay today!