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 renee@uplandscenter.org with your ideas! We hope to see you soon!

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Garden Focaccia workshop

Wed May 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Registration is FULL – email renee@uplandscenter.org to join the waitlist.

Join Jen Cutting from The Loaf Lab to learn how make your own sourdough focaccia bread! We’ll learn what focaccia is, where it comes from, and ways it can be enjoyed. Herbs and vegetables will be provided so that each focaccia can be artistically personalized. Attendees will be sent home with their own sourdough starter so they can continue baking at home.

Limit is 20 people. Children 10 and up can join with their guardian. Babies are welcome so that mothers can attend.

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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

Dreaming and visioning 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 the deceased. 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, implement the practices 3x/week, and document their experiences.

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 renee@uplandscenter.org.  For any questions about the program, you can reach Elizabeth directly at Ebryanart@gmail.com .  

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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.

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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 renee@uplandscenter.org.

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Community Hike

Sat Sept 7th, 10-11:3oam

A unique experience to explore the Uplands Center’s trails! Our Environmental Director will lead the group through a trail on the lower property. This is your chance to enjoy some of the best trails in Delaware County and learn a bit about our local flora and fauna!

Exact trail and distance to be decided, but guest should be prepared to walk at least 2 miles over steep, uneven, and slippery terrain. We will have bug spray available. Please bring good walking boots, water, and walking sticks if needed.

No RSVP needed – meet at the bottom of Uplands driveway (2641 Dunk Hill Rd). Someone will guide you to park. We will leave promptly at 10am so please arrive early.

Check back soon for more 2024 events!

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