Events schedule

The Uplands is committed to Delaware County, the town of Walton and the larger community in which it is located. We are pleased to offer a number of open community programs each year. All events are FREE unless otherwise indicated. Are you a community member eager to share your skills or knowledge? Or have suggestions on what type of offerings you'd like to see? Email with your ideas! We hope to see you soon!


Awakenings Dream Circle Focus Group:

Incubating on Eternal Love with Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs

6/19 and 7/31, 5:30-7:30pm

+1 individual zoom session

Dreams and visions of loved ones passed, both human and pet, is a universal phenomenon that has been documented since the beginning of time.  In this six-week, groundbreaking program, Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs will facilitate guests in arts-based dream incubation practices and rituals she has created from years of research, world wisdom traditions and her own dream experiences with lost loved ones. This Awakenings Dream Circle Focus Group includes 2 in-person arts-based dreamwork sessions at the Uplands and 1 virtual dreamwork session with Elizabeth midway through the program, and specific dream incubation practices that offer the possibility of bringing forward dreams of those no longer with us.  Elizabeth is also available to offer support at any time during the program.
This opportunity benefits attendees through grief support, emotional and spiritual connection, mindfulness skills and an enhanced experience that comes through the shared dreams and stories. Participants must have had one such dream experience of a lost loved one (human or pet), be able to attend all sessions, and implement the practices 3x/week or until they have had a meaningful experience that they are willing to journal and share with Elizabeth.

This Dream Incubation focus group is a free opportunity being held for the purpose of research that may potentially be shared in Elizabeth’s upcoming book. All aspects of confidentiality will be maintained, and attendees can end their participation at any time.  Attendance is limited.  To register, email  For any questions about the program, you can reach Elizabeth directly at .  


Bird Walk w/ Delaware Otsego Audubon Society

Sat June 29, 8-9:30am

Join DOAS Director Charlie Scheim, Bird Sightings author Sandy Bright, and The Uplands’ Environmental Director for a morning bird walk at The Uplands Center in Walton, NY (2641 Dunk Hill Road) on Saturday June 29 at 8:00am. Our focus will be on observing birds and their breeding behaviors.

The Uplands Center has acres of fields and forests, great habitat for breeding birds. We will meet just outside the main lodge. The walk will begin on a mostly level grassy path through a large field where we will likely find a number of grassland species. We will then follow a path through a wooded area with some gentle uphills and downhills, seeking woodland inhabitants. There are accessible rest rooms at the walk’s beginning and end and some rest spots along the way. The walk will likely last about an hour and a half.

This program is free and there is no pre-registration required. You may call Charlie Scheim at 607-434-4880 for more information or for any last minute weather concerns.


Olive Greene Naturals Soap Class


Wed, July 10th, 5:30pm

Join Amanda Conkling from Olive Greene Naturals to make your own customized natural bars of goat milk soap. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn the basics of soap making, and why it is important to use natural ingredients in our skincare products. We will go out into the garden to pick flowers to decorate our soap with. Each person will then choose USDA Organic and natural ingredients to color their soap with. A variety of USDA Organic essential oils will be provided to add your favorite fragrance.


Tree Weaving Workshop

Sunday July 28, 3pm

Trees symbolize the cycle of life, the power of nature, and the importance of growth. Come join us to incorporate a magical tree symbol in a handmade round weaving loom made from natural reed. Choose from a variety of colorful yarn, all supplies are included. Participants will take home their own personal tree weaving in this fun, creative and meditative workshop. Complete your own woven piece ready to gift or hang in your home. All are welcome from fiber newbies to crafty pros.

Led by Lara Fassler, a Middle School and High School Art Educator at Walton Central School since 2002. As someone who relies on the therapeutic benefits of creating art, Lara is so happy to be able to share with others who have an interest in creating and looking for a unique form of self care.

Ages 12 and up – FREE – register by emailing


Garden-to-table Community Meal

Sat Aug 17th, 4-7pm

Join the Uplands Center’s agriculture crew for a garden tour, followed by a hands-in-the-dirt harvesting session! An Uplands chef will guide us through garden-fresh cooking, and we will enjoying the fruits (and veggies!) of our labor together with a delicious dinner.

Attendance limited to 20 – register by emailing

Check back soon for more 2024 events!


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