Too much fun to take pictures

Ha!  Well, the HOWL Birthday party on Saturday, January 12 featuring Alison Bechdel, Holly Rae Taylor & Friends in a live HOWL-style program based loosely on Desert Island Discs was so much fun, I neglected to take a single photo.  Perhaps you, dear reader, have a photo to post?  My highlight?  Everyone breaking into song with the first notes of Kris Williamson’s “Waterfall.”  Lovely!  Thanks everyone who sang, laughed, and contributed.  Special thanks to Holly Rae and Alison–Desert Island Divas, and Stephie cake-queen!

Alisono Bechdel self portraitHolly art

Musical Instruments Petting Zoo

We strummed, we bowed, we chorded and dobro-ed.  Musicians Rebeccca PadulaClare Innes, and Anya Schwartz offered instruction on about a dozen different instruments, and we all took a turn at trying something new at Saturday’s Musical Instruments Petting Zoo.  We were having too much fun to take pictures during the event, but at least we caught Clare setting up and Anya getting a tip from Rebecca before the zoo gates opened.


Rebecca and Clare and Dan1



Midday, Midweek Meander Dec. 12, 1:00

HOWL  is beautiful in every season!  We’ll keep posting monthly meanders on our events page, so come on up the hill and join neighbors for a snowy walk in the woods & fields at HOWL. Meet outside the HOWL house (895 Salvas Road) for a 1:00 (prompt!) departure. Meander along hilly (but not steep) trails. Plan on an hour’s snowshoe, ski or walk, or continue further on your own.  Questions? Call Anya: 434-3953.  Watch our events page for details on the next meander.

November 14 Meander, 1:00

Come on up the hill and join neighbors for a walk in the woods. Meet outside the HOWL house  (895 Salvas Road) for a 1:00 (prompt!) departure. Meander along hilly (but not steep) trails. Plan on an hour’s walk, or continue further on your own.  The meadows & trails have a light layer of wet snow–waterproof boots recommended.  Questions? Call Anya: 434-3953.

Nov. 11: Bit o’ work, bit o’ play day


Grab a hammer, maybe some steel wool and a caulking gun, and be part of the Community Room Critter-proofing Crew!  We’ll provide materials & know-how to put the finishing touches on HOWL’s looking-good Community room.  Nourishment and a lovely stroll through the fields and woods of HOWL to follow.  Pot-luck contributions appreciated, but not required.  895 Salvas Road, Huntington.  Questions?  Contact Anya at HOWL (802) 434-3953.

Midweek, midday meander: October 17, 12:00


Come on up the hill and join neighbors for a women’s walk through foliage-filled fields and woods.  We’ll meet at the HOWL house at 12:00 for a 12:15 (prompt!) departure.  Meander along hilly (but not steep) trails.  Plan on an hour’s walk.  (We’ll extend beyond an hour only if all want to explore further to the Catamount Trail.)  All women are welcome.  Questions?  Call Anya: 434-3953.

Camping Weekend! September 22-23

Fall Equinox Celebration and Camp-Out at HOWL
Saturday September 22nd
895 Salvas Road, Huntington
Join us for a celebration of the end of summer and beginning of autumn! We will have a celebration and camp out overnight. There are two tent platforms as well as other places to set up tents. Women are free to explore the HOWL grounds and enjoy the beauty of HOWL. There will be a gathering at 5, followed by a potluck supper at 6, then a bonfire! If you have a reading or song about the season you would like to share, please bring it. The outhouse and bathroom will be available, and filtered water is in the kitchen. We ask for a donation of $15 to help us cover our costs.
RSVP to  Hope you can join us!
Note: alcoholic beverages in moderation are allowed on the grounds, but not in the house.
Here is the schedule:

1-2 PM Arrive at HOWL, set up camp
5:00 PM Gather in the back yard for readings, music, singing & dancing
6:00 PM Potluck, then Bonfire (singing & dancing may continue!)

What to bring:
Potluck food or beverage to share
Your own food for snacks & breakfast
Warm clothing
Hiking boots
Camping gear
Flashlight or headlamp
Instruments & songbooks
A reading or song to share