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Blue Ox Thank You’s for MAY DAY Festivities!

Friday, May 13th, 2011

KKDS Blue Ox Youth & Community Radio, Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park, and Blue Ox Community School would like to extend a giant thank you to the community for coming out to The 10th Annual May Day Living History and Artisan Faire this last Saturday. We raised a good amount of money for Blue Ox Radio and a significant amount of food was donated to food for people. As well, The Blue Ox Community School was able to raise some money through the gift shop toward their graduation ceremonies and celebration! The photographs that we are receiving are priceless! Thank you for capturing the moment and sharing it with us!

We wish to extend our gratitude toward all of the talented musicians kept our toes tapping and put a happy smile on our faces; The Tumbleweeds, Compost Mountain Boys, Pilot Rock Ramblers, Striped Pig Stringband, Jan Bramlett and friends, Lyndsay Battle and crew, Roddy Ross, Joe Garceau, Calleaghn Kinnamon, & The Trickle Downs.

We sincerely appreciate the talents and time given by our collaborators and presenters; The Raven Project, Clarke Historical Museum, The Ink People Center for the Arts, MARZ Project, HSU Agricultural Department CCAT, Humboldt County Wool Growers Association, Eileen Smithers & The Boat Crew , George Stevens, Teresa Whitehawk & Elbert Walston, Chance, Matthew Scott, Cathy LeCroix, Mark Dupree, Paula Flannery, Jeni Hood, Jamie & Ben Cohoon, Bernice Huston, Chaz, Shannon Sandlin, Morrye Scandlon, Tifanie McLaren, Carrie Maschmire, Roland & Jennifer, Bill Kohse, Bud Rogers, Kathy Wolf, Mark Dupre and Sean Powers.

We would also like to thank North Coast Mercantile and Muddy Waters Coffee Company for their generous contributions to the May Day Festivities! Thanks also go out to our other supporters; Humboldt County Office of Education, KISS FM, KXGO, ESPN Radio, KFMI, KMUD, Cool 105.5, KHUM, KWPT, KSLG, MIX 95.1, KGOE, KRED, The Arcata Eye, Eureka Times Standard, The Tri City Weekly, and Times Printing.

Lastly, we want to let our volunteers know how much we appreciated their time and energy that helped to make the event a success! We had a great time and hope that you all did too! We hope to see you all again in the future!

Keep your eyes open for upcoming dates at Blue Ox Millworks and Historic Park, Including;

· The Brush Ape Play presented by Sanctuary Stage Productions on the weekend of June 3, 4, & 5, 2011,

· Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park Tour 20th Anniversary Open House Celebration Saturday, July 9, 2011,

· Blue Ox Community School will host a Student Reunion Saturday August 13, 2011,

· Blue Ox Steampunk Festival and Ball Saturday September 17, 2011, &

· Craftsman Days Saturday & Sunday November 26& 27 2011.

Blue Ox is busy busy busy! Please join us for these festivities and more. For more information about Blue Ox visit us on the web at www.blueoxmill.com, www.blueoxradio.org, facebook (Blue Ox) and Youtube (Blueoxvillage) or call (707) 444-3437. Blue Ox Millworks and Historic Park is open Daily Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours, located just off the Bay on the corner of 1st Street and X Street.

10th Annual May Day Living History and Artisan Faire

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The 10th Annual May Day Living History and Artisan Faire is happening

Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine,

at Blue Ox Historic Park, located on the corner of 1st and X Streets in Eureka, on the bay. 

Adults pay $8 ($7 with a nonperishable donation toward the Food Bank), Kids 12 and under are free.

This family friendly event, filled with fun for all ages, is a benefit fundraiser for “Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio, a DreamMaker Program of the Ink People Center for the Arts.  Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio is a non-profit 100 watt radio station broadcasting at 97.7 FM and is dedicated to giving the young people of the Humboldt Bay region their own voice on the airwaves.  This year, funds raised will go toward Blue Ox Radios efforts to stream on the internet, thus helping us reach a wider audience both locally and abroad.

Skilled artisans will demonstrate blacksmithing, woodworking, weaving, spinning, beading, looming, silk painting, lapidary, ceramics, flint making, bookbinding, and much more.  Attendants can watch spinners spin thread from wool and cotton; watch blacksmiths pound iron into fancy shapes; learn about heirloom seeds and how to grow and store them; glaze a ceramic tile; and sing sea chanteys with the “boat crew.”

The Compost Mountain Boys, Pilot Rock Ramblers, The Tumbleweeds, and Striped Pig Stringband, along with The Trickle Downs, Mirth First, Joe Garceau, Lindsay Battle, Jan Bramlett, & Calleaghn Kinnamon, and more will keep everyone dancing with old-timey and bluegrass music on two stages all day long. 

Guests are invited to share in some local Microbrews in the beer garden and enjoy delicious barbeque and other tasty goodies in the historic Blue Ox cookshack.  A May Pole will be available for fun and games, as well as puppet shows throughout the day, face painting and games by Too Funny Rainbow Creations, and local balloon artist Matthew Scott. Hand made items crafted by students of the Blue Ox Community School will be available for purchase in the student gift store.

The 10th Annual May Day Living History and Artisans Faire takes place during the “First Ever” Humboldt Living History Day along with Fort Humboldt State Historical Park, Clark Historical Museum, The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum, Madaket Cruises, The Headwater Forest Reserve, and The Samoa Cookhouse.   For more information, visit them on the web at http://redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=4852.

Saturday May 7, from 10 am to 6pm, bring the family down to Blue Ox Historical Park for a fun-filled day for a nominal entrance fee of $8 per adult.  Those who bring a nonperishable donation for the Food Bank will receive a dollar discount on their entrance fee.  Kids 12 and under are free.

For more information about Blue Ox’s 10th Annual May Day Living History and Artisans Faire you can call Blue Ox at (707) 444-3437 or visit www.blueoxmill.com.  For more information about Blue Ox Radio, go to www.blueoxradio.com.

THANK YOU!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

 All of the Staff at Blue Ox Radio would like to sincerely thank the following people and businesses for their generosity and support toward our fundraising efforts that took place Saturday April 9th

Bounce-A-Palooza, Bob Young, Ava Hilton, David Plummer,

Mantova’s Two Street Music, The Fickle Hillbillies,

The Bare Necessities, The Bayside Grange, Pat Falor,

Mad River Brewery, Cyber City,  Sweet Temptations,  

Shatzi’s Hidden Treasures, Toy Box at Henderson Center,

Mrs Fields, Pretzel Time, Ultimate Yogurt, North Town Books,

Booklegger, Discovery Museum, The Toy Barn,

Wildberries Market Place, North Coast Co-op,

C & K Johnson Industries, Safeway, Smugs Pizza,

Ray’s Food Place, Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Costco,

Ramones Bakery & Cafe, Drakes Glen Chocolates,

Los Bagels, Murphy’s Market, Venlo Chocolates,

Turtle Rocks Oceanfront Inn,  Many Hands Gallery, 

Angeline Pittenger, Windspirit Pathways,  Humbrews,

Finish Country Sauna & Hot Tubs,  Lisa Monet,

Cafe Marina & Woodley’s Bar Woodley Island, 

Artists Annita Tavernier & John Nordberg,

and all of our wonderful volunteers. 

Your contribution to these fundraisers brought us much closer to our goal of being able to stream on the internet.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Blue Ox Radio has a Facebook Fan Page.

You too can become a fan of Blue Ox and interact with us on our facebook Fan Page…  All you need to do is log into your facebook account, go to: https://www.facebook.com/blueoxradio?ref=ts and push that cute little “Like” button!

It’s that easy!

Bare Neccesities Benefit Concert

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Hey Everyone ~ check out the video PSA that Charles put together!

Bare necessities & Fickle Hill Billies Rock the Bayside Grange for Blue Ox Radio

The Bear Necessities and the Fickle HillBillies will be performing  a benefit concert for Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio on April 9th at the Bayside Grange from 8 p.m. to midnight. COME ROCK OUT! and enjoy local micro brews and goodies and support Blue Ox Radio’s campaign to stream on the internet.  Only $8 at the door!

Local businesses and artists have come together to show their support for Blue Ox Radio’s efforts to stream on the internet by donating goods and gift certificates to our this fundraiser.  We wish to thank everyone for all of their support!  This community is always so generous and supportive!

For the Bayside Grange Bare Necessities & Fickle Hill Billies benefit event on April 9th from 8pm to Midnight, the following local businesses have donated Gift Certificates and Items that will be served to our guests or raffled off throughout the evening: Wildberries Market Place, The North Coast Co-op, Safeway, Ray’s Food Place, Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Smugs Pizza, Costco, Ramones Bakery, Drakes Glen Chocolates, Los Bagels, Murphy’s Market, Venlo Chocolates, Turtle Rocks Oceanfront Inn, Many Hands Gallery, Masseuse Angeline Pittenger, Windspirit Pathways, Humbrews, Finish Country Sauna & Hot Tubs, Cafe Marina & Woodley’s Bar Woodley Island, & Shatzi’s Hidden Treasures.

As well, a special thank you goes out to:

The Bands, The Bayside Grange, Pat Falor, & Mad River Brewing Company’s Bob Smith.

For more info call 444-3437

Benefit Concert for Blue Ox Radio w/Special Guest Performer David Plummer

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Mark your calendars! Early on the afternoon of April 9, 2011 will be a Benefit concert for Blue Ox Radio, thanks to our friends at Bounce-A-Palooza and Mantova’s Two Street Music. Award Winning Children’s Songwriter, Singer and Author David Plummer will be performing at 12:30pm and 1:30pm on stage at Bounce-A-Palooza with much fun in between. Half of all Walk In Play proceeds from 12p-3p will be donated to Blue Ox Radio. Guests will pay regular Walk In Play rates for this event.

We will be video taping this event. If you wish to be in the video, we will need you to sign a release and wear a special wristband.

Local businesses and artists have come together to show their support for Blue Ox Radio’s efforts to stream on the internet by donating goods and gift certificates to our this fundraiser.  We wish to thank everyone for all of their support!  This community is always so generous and supportive!

For the Bounce-A-Palooza benefit event on April 9th from Noon to 3pm, the following local businesses have donated Gift Certificates and Items that will be raffled off throughout the afternoon: Bounce-A-Palooza, Cyber City, Sweet Temptations, Shatzi’s Hidden Treasures, Toy Box at Henderson Center, Singer/Songwriter Lisa Monet, Singer/Songwriter David Plummer, Mrs Fields Cookies, Pretzel Time, Ultimate Yogurt, North Town Books, Booklegger, Discovery Museum, & Mantova’s Two Street Music.

Call the store at (707) 444-8488 for more information or call Blue Ox at 444-3437.

The Bare Necessities & The Fickle Hillbillies Benefit Concert for Blue Ox Radio

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The Bear Necessities and the Fickle HillBillies will be performing  a benefit concert for Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio on April 9th at the Bayside Grange from 8 p.m. to midnight. COME ROCK OUT! and enjoy local micro brews and goodies and support Blue Ox Radio’s campaign to stream on the internet.  Only $8 at the door!

Local businesses and artists have come together to show their support for Blue Ox Radio’s efforts to stream on the internet by donating goods and gift certificates to our this fundraiser.  We wish to thank everyone for all of their support!  This community is always so generous and supportive!

For the Bayside Grange Bare Necessities & Fickle Hill Billies benefit event on April 9th from 8pm to Midnight, the following local businesses have donated Gift Certificates and Items that will be served to our guests or raffled off throughout the evening: Wildberries Market Place, The North Coast Co-op, Safeway, Ray’s Food Place, Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Smugs Pizza, Costco, Ramones Bakery, Drakes Glen Chocolates, Los Bagels, Murphy’s Market, Venlo Chocolates, Turtle Rocks Oceanfront Inn, Many Hands Gallery, Masseuse Angeline Pittenger, Windspirit Pathways, Humbrews, Finish Country Sauna & Hot Tubs, Cafe Marina & Woodley’s Bar Woodley Island, & Shatzi’s Hidden Treasures.

For more info call 444-3437

Community Radio Day Coverage

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Blue Ox Radio participated in a groundbreaking gathering of local non-profit radio producers, with our own Viviana Hollenbeck and Larry Jackson sharing the stage with reps from KHSU, KMUD, KIDE, radio pirates and more! Produced by Access Humboldt, this show was directed and edited by our Vagabond Rock host Charles Douglas with the help of numerous other fantastic volunteers!

BLUE OX WELL REPRESENTED AT COMMUNITY RADIO DAY

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Blue Ox Radio was well represented at the first ever Community Radio Day hosted by Access Humboldt. It was an exciting day as seven different community radio stations came to discuss ways of working together to better meet the needs of our local community. Access Humboldt, whose primary focus is providing television access for the community, provided the forum and offered their studios and technical assistance for the potential collaborations between the stations. Blue Ox Radio General Manager Viviana Hollenbeck and Blue Ox Radio Program Director Larry Rochester were part of a panel that included all of the stations.(check out the January 30th issue of the Times-Standard for a photo of the event). Blue Ox programmer Charles Douglas served double duty as he is an Access Humboldt volunteer who was called on to film and record the event. (check the Access Humboldt web site for the future airing of the event). Also participating the in the event were Blue Ox DJs David Giarrizzo, and Michael the K, both also Access Humboldt programmers. Blue Ox radio DJ Mark Dupre was also in attendance. Discussions regarded possible collaborations on news programs, real time shows, and sharing of existing programing. All the stations are committed to continuing to network and collaborate together.

The link below tells more about the event.

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_17216981?IADID=Search-www.times-standard.com-www.times-standard.com

Craftsman’s Days Coming Up

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

It’s time for Blue Ox’s 15th Annual Craftsman’s Days. Come support Blue Ox Radio and enjoy the music of Tumbleweeds, Striped Pig, Kurt Hippen, Seabury Gould and more. Enjoy blacksmithing and lathe turning demonstrations by the students of the Blue Ox Community School; spinning and weaving demonstrations, and of course great food cooked on the wood stove in the cookshack. Guests young and old will enjoy the puppet show and student made items can be purchased in the gift store. It is a fun event for the whole family.

That’s the two days after Thanksgiving; Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th from 10 to 4. Only $8.00 for the whole day, kids twelve and under are free. Only $7.00 with a donation to the Food Bank.  Corner of 1st and X Streets in Eureka. Call 444-3437 for more info.