This benefit is being hosted by John Tait and Dorothy Habecker at their home at 121 Tait Rd.
The entrance to the road is next to Tait Farm - 2 miles east of Boalsburg, PA on Rt. 322 (Boal Avenue/General Potter Highway).
See Map of location in relation to State College on Google Maps.
See Map of location in relation to Boalsburg on MapQuest.
The party will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 21 from 7:30 to 11:00 pm.
An Ecuadorian cooking class will be held before the party from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Amanda Vinueza from Quito will teach up to eight participants how to make "arroz con menestra" - a favorite dish from the coast with rice, lentils, fish and spices.
There is no extra charge for this class; donations will be appreciated.
To request a place in this class, buy a ticket for the party on-line and let us know
by email (AmazonParty@amazonecology.org) or phone (814-380-1959) that you wish to attend.
- Good company and lots of food from different countries in South America. Dishes will include:
Arroz con menestra (Ecuador); Juanes de Pollo (Peru); Empanadas (Argentina); Brigadeira (Brazil).
- Live video chat with Felicita Butuna and Ines Chichaco - two Bora native artisans from Brillo Nuevo, Peru
showing how they make an Amazon guitar strap and other crafts with naturally dyed chambira palm fiber.
- Display and sale of Amazon handicrafts. These include woven bags, belts, baskets, and Amazon guitar straps
and variety of attractive jewelry and home decorations. We return 20% of the proceeds of craft sales from our
partners to support health, education and conservation needs in their communities.
- Exhibition and sale of Amazon nature photos and portraits taken by Dr. Plowden during his 20 years of travel in the region.
- As the moon rises, guests will gather around a bonfire to enjoy the earthly rhythms of the improv group Tr-HANDS-formation.
Check out the new CACE video Music Friends of the Amazon: Tr-HANDS-formation - Part 1 with Carol Lindsay, Jennifer and Chris Bittner.
The trio talks about their musical backgrounds and inspiration for their healing music.
Tickets will be available at the following stores in the State College area. Cash or check payable to CACE.
Nature's Pantry - 2331 Commercial Boulevard, State College, PA 16801. Tel. 814-861-5200
Tait Farm Harvest Shop - 179 Tait Road, Centre Hall, PA 16828. Tel. 814-466-3411
Wiscoy for Animals - 424 W Aaron Drive, State College, PA 16803. Tel. 814-231-8711
Get tickets online below with Google Checkout or PayPal
Please include an extra $2 processing fee per ticket and let us know the names of the people
who are coming and what type of ticket they have by separate email AmazonParty@amazonecology.org
or phone (814-380-1959).
Donations to CACE are of course greatly appreciated even if you can't come to this party.
They can be made online or by mailing a check to CACE, 1637 B North Atherton St. #90, State College, PA 16803.