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Death Fest 2017 Fayetteville AR


October 1 – November 1
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal

Fine Arts Exhibit: Be a Tree Best in Show/Artist of NWA

October 27, Friday
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal

6:00 Reception/Conference Opens Live Music, Beverages & Hors d’oeuvres Resource Table: Nightbird Books

October 28, Saturday
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

10:00 Hands-On Home Funeral Training Jim Bates & Jodi Nimmo, National Home Funeral Alliance

12:00 Death Café/Brown Bag Lunch

1:00 Coffin Building Workshop

2:00 Green Burial Info/Demo

October 28, Saturday                                                                                                StageEighteen, 18 East Center Street

7:00 Death Fest Performance Night Hosted by Ryan Pickop Featuring Nature & Madness

October 29, Sunday
Evergreen Cemetery Tour, 12 No. University

10:00   “The Illustrious and the Eccentric” Historians: Abby Burnett & J B Hogan

Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 So. College 12:00 Death Café/Potluck of Comfort Foods

1:30 Report to the Community, NSBA Update AR Land Search for Green Cemetery

2:00 Keynote: Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee Buddhist Perspective on Death & Dying

October 30, Monday
Henry Board Room, Fayetteville Public Library

6:00 Write Your Own Obituary: How to Get in the Last Word as You Get Your Affairs in Order

October 31, Tuesday
Walker Room, Fayetteville Public Library

6:00 “Cemeteries Die Too: How Nature Lays Claim to the Dead”, Abby Burnett

November 1, Wednesday
Walker Room, Fayetteville Public Library

6:00 “In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye” Documenting a family’s experience conducting a Home Funeral

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stage Eighteen 18 East Center Street, Fayetteville 7:00 Death Fest Performance Night $12 at the door

Musical Acts, Performance Art, Spoken Word Featuring Nature & Madness, the atmospheric indie folk-rock project of Ryan Pickop. Rooted in Americana, rooted in the Earth, Ryan’s songs intentionally bring us beauty; familiar enough to feel like home, yet inviting us to join him as he digs deeper into the places we are sometimes scared to look. Event hosted by Ryan Pickop

The Green Burial Conference is an annual event featuring a variety of workshops, speakers, and conversations exploring: home funerals and your legal options; philosophies of death; an art exhibition; performance art; land use issues; and the environmental impact of disposition.

The non-profit community group Natural State Burial Association was founded to provide information on green burial/home funeral options and to establish a conservation cemetery within the ‘Natural State’.

Our educational outreach efforts continue through the production of our annual Death Fest/Green Burial Conference. We would appreciate your support of our efforts and your help promoting the event.

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