Ephrata, PA

Rte. 272, 240 N Reading Rd
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-721-8400
ephrata@tenthousandvillages.com

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Living Gifts

Once again we offer Living Gifts to you as an option for your holiday gift giving. Choose FOOD, WATER, EDUCATION or HEALTH. Available NOW through December 31.

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Children's
Shopping Day

Saturday, December 6 from 10–5 • SEE DETAILS »

Dynamic Holiday Season of Giving

book cover15% of your purchase (includes Store, Café & Bunyaad Rugs) will go to one of over 15 local non-profit organizations. Support the group of your choice! Click on each organization's name to learn about their work.

Buying a Bunyaad rug during one of the Community Shopping Events? Please print and submit this form with your rug purchase during the scheduled times below.

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Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata, PA, the largest store in the Ten Thousand Villages network, offers exquisite fairly traded home decor, gifts and personal accessories reflecting the traditions and cultures of artisans from the developing world.  Our spacious store includes the Oriental Rug Gallery and The Café @ Ten Thousand Villages.

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages Store & Oriental Rug Gallery in Ephrata, PA

Ten Thousand Villages Store & Oriental Rug Gallery in Ephrata, PA, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

To learn more about fair trade, Oriental rugs and the regional Pennsylvania Dutch culture, click on the links below.

Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, we are run primarily by a diverse and dynamic team of volunteers. Our volunteers serve a variety of functions and have a huge impact on every aspect of our organization. Simply put - we couldn't exist without our volunteers!

If you are interested in being a part of the fair trade movement, we hope you will consider joining our volunteer team. We welcome highly motivated people who have a passion for our people-driven mission and the products we sell. No previous experience or skills are required - just a friendly attitude and the desire to help. We ask that our volunteers work at least 2 shifts per month and we have a very flexible schedule to make it easy to fit your volunteer hours into your own schedule. Contact Louise Ranck or Liz VanArtsdalen via e-mail at louise.ranck@tenthousandvillages.com  and/or liz.vanartsdalen@tenthousandvillages.com

In the Store

Some folks volunteer weekly, others come once or twice each month. Regular volunteers are trained to wait on customers, use the cash registers, and unpack and check orders.

Currently we are in need of Volunteers in the areas below :

Barista and basic Cafe help

Visual Merchandisers

Sales Associates

Store marketing and community outreach


Special Events
Our store runs Warehouse Sales twice yearly, once in March, and once in July. We use a small army of volunteers to set up and run the sales, including many local folks and some who come from out-of-state to work the two intense (but fun!) sale weeks.

Our exciting International Children's Festival at the end of each school year requires nearly 100 volunteers to help serve food, and help with a myriad of activities and crafts.

Extra hands are always welcome during Holiday Special Events and December Saturdays, assisting cashiers with wrapping purchases, and guiding folks through the Living Gifts process.

Stop by the Ephrata store for a volunteer application if you are interested in being part of "the village" in this way.


In the Rug Room

We are so excited in the rug room to share the story of the artisans that create the wonderful hand-knotted carpets. We have many volunteer opportunities which include sharing the rug story (welcoming customers), helping to flip rugs (which is showing them to customers) and helping to check in new shipments. We also have a Story Time on the Carpet the second Thursday each month for children that is followed by a craft activity so story readers and craft helpers are much appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering please let us know!


Want to gain experience and help our store reach the "Next Level"?

You could be the next intern at Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata! Now accepting applications for the following positions:

Visual Merchandisers

Marketing and Community Outreach

Event Planning

Please contact Liz at liz.vanartsdalen@tenthousandvillages.com for more information and applications.


Meet Our Volunteers

CARLA MARTIN
Carla Martin

CARLA MARTIN

Carla Martin is in her third year as a weekly volunteer for Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata. "I believe in the fair trade philosophy in that it helps so many families worldwide. Those who shop at the Villages stores can enjoy beautiful and unique merchandise." Among the "varied, fun things" she does as a volunteer, Carla lists checking in the weekly orders and preparing for the Warehouse Sales and the International Children's Festival. Her least favorite day is store inventory––most of the store staff would agree with you on that one, Carla! She enjoys the "wonderful staff and other volunteers" at the store, who help to make her day here one to look forward to.

Carla recently surprised us by revealing that she has a pilot's license. Someday you might see the Ephrata store staff zooming around overhead, waving from a Cessna, as Carla gives us a taste of being airborne. She also has started taking violin lessons.

Carla and her husband Clarence travelled last year to China. They share three children and five grandsons, and live in Lititz (Pa).


RUTH RUBY
Ruth Ruby

RUTH RUBY

Ruth Ruby, one of our veteran volunteers, has been a "Village Person" for nearly seven years. When she retired from her secretarial job at Luther Acres, a local retirement community, Ruth wanted to do something worthwhile with her time, and offered to volunteer here at the Ephrata store. "I never know quite what I might be doing each week––it might be helping to unpack a shipment, waiting on customers, dusting shelves, or helping to get ready for inventory or a Warehouse Sale. But whatever I do, I know it's for a good cause. I truly believe in the fair trade concept Ten Thousand Villages stands for. Everyone deserves a chance to make a decent wage and to provide for their family. Ten Thousand Villages enables many people throughout the world to do this."

Ruth loves to read, and likes to cook, especially when she is trying out new and different recipes. She enjoys all kinds of games, but is happiest of all playing Liverpool Rummy. In earlier days, she was a whiz at racquetball and badminton. Ruth and her husband Allen have travelled extensively, to many countries in Europe, to the Holy Land, and to Alaska on a cruise. They have three children and four grandchildren, and live in Akron(Pa).

Sales & Events

Upcoming Events

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Savings That Sparkle Jewelry Sale - November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

savings that sparkle sale

IN STORES NOV 28-29

savings that sparkle sale

From classic keepsakes to bohemian beads,
our selection of styles and colors covers
every girl on your gift list.
GIVE GORGEOUS THIS HOLIDAY


Artisans have been paid in full. Discount applied to item of equal or lesser value. At participating stores 11/28/14 and 11/29/14. Check local store for hours and participation. Not valid with other offers or discounts, or on the purchase of gift cards or Traveler’s Finds.

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Kevin Neidig in The Café - November 28, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rarely do you get in one musician the virtuosity of singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Kevin brings all three with eloquent effortlessness:

Playing

The unexpected complexity, combined with graceful agility, are what capture your ear, compelling you to listen into the wee hours.

Singing

From the first note, you notice honed, flexible vocals, which are at once at ease with old-as-hills bluegrass as with the latest pop number on the radio.

Songwriting

Kevin’s approach never fails to present a different perspective – lyrically and musically.

In addition to being an award winning musician, Kevin has had the privilege of sharing the stage with performers like Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, Tom Paxton, Doc Watson, and Collin Raye. And, he performed at the 2002 Olympic Games.

Kevin’s fourth solo album “I’ve Been There,” allows you, the listener, to bear witness to profound subjects of possibilities, dreams and evolution, married to the purity of rich aural timbres. “I’ve Been There” puts all of Kevin’s monster skills to use and is assuredly a must listen!

www.kevinneidig.com

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Susquehanna Service Dogs Community Shopping Event - December 1, 2014

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Susquehanna Service Dogs raises and trains services dogs to assist children and adults with disabilities to become more independent. SSD was founded in 1993 by a group of dedicated volunteers with a vision of training dogs to assist people to live full, independent lives in the community. Today, with the support of over 190 volunteers throughout the state, SSD has placed over 230 service dogs with individuals with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.

The actual cost of training and placing each service dog or hearing dog is $20,000. Individuals may purchase a service or hearing dog for $5,000. Need-based scholarships are available. The additional funding and scholarships come from fundraising and donations by individuals, groups, and corporations.

Today between 2 and 6 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room will be donated to Susquehanna Service Dogs.

Learn more about Susquehanna Service Dogs.

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Community Shopping Event - Feed my Starving Children - December 2, 2014

2-6pm

Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. They strive to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.

 Today between 2 and 6 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to this wonderful organization Feed my Starving Children. Ten Thousand Villages stores at Rockvale Square and Kitchen Kettle Village will also be participating.

For more information follow this link: http://www.fmsc.org/about

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/feedmystarvingchildren?fref=ts

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Community Shopping Event - Carpenter Community Ch-Service Trip to C.R. - December 3, 2014

4-8pm

Community Shopping Event - Carpenter Community Ch-Service Trip to C.R. The Ten Thousand Villages store at Rockvale Square will also be participating.

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Community Shopping Event - HOPE International - December 4, 2014

2-6pm

HOPE International believes that when it comes to fighting poverty, charity isn’t enough. They empower families to provide for themselves, investing in the dreams of the poor through biblically based business training, business loans as small as $100, and savings services. HOPE unites the Great Commandment and Great Commission to address both physical and spiritual poverty and help clients identify the potential and skillsGod has given them to break the chains of poverty.

Today between 2 and 6 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to HOPE International. Ten Thousand Villages stores at Rockvale Square and Kitchen Kettle will also be participating.

For more information follow this link: http://www.hopeinternational.org/about-hope/mission.html

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopeintl/info?ref=page_internal

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Community Shopping Event - Lancaster Family YMCA - December 5, 2014

3-7pm

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Today between 3  and 7 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to Lancaster Family YMCA. Ten Thousand Villages stores at Rockvale Square and Kitchen Kettle Village will also be participating.

For more information follow this link: http://lancasterymca.org/

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lancaster-Family-YMCA/190082494338900?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

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Erik Schlosser, Jazz Guitarist in The Cafe - December 5, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.

 Erik Schlosser is a guitarist in Lancaster County, PA.  His musical interests include traditional and modern jazz, classical, popular and the avant-garde.

Erik is a high school music teacher at Manheim Township School District in Lancaster, PA.  He has developed a guitar curriculum which is offered to all high school students as an arts elective.  Many high school students have enrolled in this unique guitar program.  Erik is currently the jazz band director at the high school.  In addition, he has directed a co-curricular guitar ensemble that performs on campus and in the community.

Erik has presented workshops and clinics on using the guitar and improvisation in the music classroom and church worship services.  In addition, he offers private guitar instruction to students of all levels.  One of his private students was chosen to play in the 2012 and 2013 PMEA All-State Jazz bands.

Erik received at B.S. Degree in Music Education from Messiah College in 1999, where he studied classical guitar  with Randall Zwally.  He has completed post-graduate studies in music education at West Chester University, Villanova University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.   He has studied jazz master classes offered by Jay Umble, Tom Lippincott, and Steve Herberman.

Erik’s areas of interest include jazz and classical guitar performance and promoting the use of the guitar in a variety of music classrooms.  He is available for jazz, classical, or pit performances.  Erik currently authors “Musings on the Musical Muse,” a blog discussing creativity and music.

www.erikschlosser.com

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Children's Shopping Day - December 6, 2014

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Children's Shopping Day
Saturday, December 6 • 10–5

Secret Holiday Shop
Find gifts in a Secret Kids Holiday Shop set up just for children or shop the entire store.

Secret Gift Wrapping for Kids
Our special team of elves will gift wrap your purchases for FREE.

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Have your picture taken with Santa for FREE! We will email you the picture for printing.

11 am & 1 pm on the Café Stage
Two fun Holiday shows with Miss Maggie and her sidekick Spaghetti Fred.

Lunch and Snacks in the Café
Special Kids menu and snacks.

JOIN US!

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Community Shopping Event - Good Samaritan Shelter - December 8, 2014

2-6pm

The Good Samaritan Shelter  provides emergency and transitional housing and supportive services to men, women and women with children experiencing homelessness in Phoenixville and Ephrata, PA. You can make a difference with your support.
Towards this mission GSS also collaborates with local health and social service agencies to help our guests regain stability in their lives and address the issues surrounding their homelessness

Today between 2 and 6 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to this wonderful organization Good Samaritan Shelter.

For more information follow this link: http://www.goodsamshelter.org/

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoodSamShelter/timeline

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Community Shopping Event - Occupational Development Center - December 9, 2014

2-6pm

The Mission of the Occupational Development Center is to provide high quality and cost effective vocational training and employment opportunities for Lancaster County adults with developmental disabilities.

Today btwee 2 and 6 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to this wonderful organization Occupational Development Center.

For more information follow this link:  http://www.odcenter.org/

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupational-Development-Center/388722715478?sk=timeline

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Community Shopping Event - World Mission Associates - December 10, 2014

4-8pm

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to this wonderful organization World Mission Associates. The Ten Thousand Villages store at Rockvale Square will also be participating.

For more information follow this link: www.WMAUSA.org

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Storytime on the Carpet - December 11, 2014

Sign up for Storytime

Storytime on the Flying Carpet
Thursday, December 11 at 11 a.m.

book coverNo book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

The reading of The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats will be followed by a related art. We welcome everyone on the carpet and have craft table space for 25 children. Storytime participants will also receive a special coupon for the Café.

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Community Shopping Event - Akron Mennonite Church - December 11, 2014

4-8pm

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to this Akron Mennonite.

For more information about Akron Mennonite follow this link: http://www.akronmench.org/index.php

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/183329804303/?fref=ts

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Community Shopping Event - Sigma Theta Tau ~ Xi Chi-at-Large Chapter (Millersville University) - December 12, 2014

4-8pm

Established in 1922, the mission of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, is to improve the health of people worldwide through the development of nurse leaders and nursing knowledge. The society provides its members with opportunities and responsibilities to contribute to the accomplishment of this mission. The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau International are to:

  • recognize superior achievement
  • recognize and develop leadership qualities
  • foster high professional standards
  • encourage creative work, and
  • strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to Millersville University’s Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Xi-Chi-at-Large.

Ten Thousand Villages stores at Rockvale Square and Kitchen Kettle Village will also be participating.

For more information about this wonderful organization follow this link: http://blogs.millersville.edu/xichi/

Like Sigma Theta Tau International on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SigmaThetaTauIntl?nr

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Bobbi, Tammi & Anne in the Cafe - December 12, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Bobbi, Tammi & Anne in the Café

Bobbi Carmitchell, Tammi Hessen, and Anne Carmitchellreturn to the Café stage with their winter holiday show, a variety of music for the season featuring guitar, vocals, piano, steel drum and percussion.

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Community Shopping Event - Reentry Management Organization - December 15, 2014

4-8pm

The Mission of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization is to achieve safer communities through reduced recidivism by providing support and assistance to transitioning inmates through an intentional network of faith-based and community organizations in partnership with the criminal justice system.

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to Reentry Management Organization.

For more information about this organization follow this link: http://lancastercountyreentry.org/

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LancCoRMO/info

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Community Shopping Event - Church World Service - December 16, 2014

4-8pm

Church World Service (CWS) was founded in 1946 and is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions affiliated with the National Council of Churches in the United States, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to Church World Service.

For more information about this group follow this link: http://www.cwsglobal.org/who-we-are/history.html

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Community Shopping Event - Dining for Women - December 17, 2014

4-8pm

Dining for Women’s mission is to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational dinner circles that inspire individuals to make a positive difference through the power of collective giving. Their vision is to create a new paradigm for giving – collective giving on an immense scale while maintaining the intimacy of small groups with a focus on education and engaged giving. Lancaster County’s chapter meets monthly for potluck gatherings and learn about the most urgent issues affecting women and girls living in extreme poverty worldwide, including illiteracy, health care, sex trafficking, water and food security, education, human rights, economic self-sufficiency, and many other challenges. They then donate what they would have spent going out to a restaurant and our pooled contributions support a different DFW-designated organization every month. When combined, our gifts make more of an impact than they would have individually.

Their members are passionate leaders who believe in giving hope and a voice to women and children living in some of the poorest countries in the world. Dining for Women is changing the world, one dinner at a time.

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to Dining for Women. The Ten Thousand Villages store at Rockvale Square will also participate.

For more information about this organization follow this link: http://diningforwomen.org/

Like them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DiningforWomen/timeline

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Community Shopping Event - Black Rock Retreat - December 18, 2014

4-8pm

Black Rock Retreat is a non-profit Christian Camp & Conference Center located in Lancaster County Pennsylvania providing Retreat Facilities for use by churches and other Christian organizations.

Today between 4 and 8 p.m., 15% of all sales in Store, Café and Rug Room here at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata will be donated to Black Rock Retreat. The Ten Thousand Villages stores at Rockvale Square will also participate.

For more information about this organization follow this link: http://www.blackrockretreat.com/

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackrockretreat/info

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Craven Family Band in the Cafe - December 19, 2014

6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Craven Family Band

Tim Craven, founder of The Craven Family Band, became a leader in the folk music scene in the 1970s. Today, Tim plays original and traditional American music with his wife Kimberly. Tim was the original lead singer for the bluegrass band "Whetstone Run." A graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Tim has served as a pastor in the Lutheran church since 1987. Once he shared a bill with legendary bluegrass singer Bill Monroe, who told all the people waiting in line to talk to him to "make way . . . bring that singin' preacher up here. I like the way he sings."

Kimberly Bates Craven has been playing the acoustic bass with Tim for concerts from Maine to Kansas and from Illinois to North Carolina since 1979. Her steady hand and eagle eye keep the band in line. She has developed a sweet singing voice to match her smile.

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Temple Avenue in The Cafe - December 26, 2014

6:30-8:30

Temple Avenue is a jazz quartet that combines young energy and creativity with respect for jazz traditions.

The group features three Temple University senior jazz majors—saxophonist Seth Ebersole of Mohnton, bassist Jack Synoski of Hazelton and drummer Austin Wagner of Manheim Township, Lancaster County. The fourth member of the quartet is pianist Colin Mekeel, sophomore at HACC Lancaster and three-time District Jazz Band participant.

Temple Avenue’s repertoire includes original compositions as well as arrangements of compositions by some of jazz’s finest composers, such as Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, and jazz standards.

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Jeff Raught in the Cafe - January 2, 2015

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Here’s a glimpse of who Jeff Raught is. Learn more at his website, jeffraught.com.

Composer, Actor, Musician, Singer

Jeff continues to explore what each of those mean as the years roll by. A deeper understanding in composition, the roles he plays on stage, exploration of the piano, and giving voice to song in his own unique way.

He’s played piano since discovering the player piano in the basement of his childhood home.

Jeff’s been working with various theater groups since 1986. From improve to composing music, he continues to collaborate with other artists, actors and musicians.

What kind of music?

“I get asked that question a lot. What kind of music do you play? I suppose some assume it’s all churchy music. I suppose it all depends on the venue. I try to inject truth into lyrics. What I honestly hope for is that my music is not stodgy and stiff and that anyone can listen and find something they relate to. Some of that might be the blues, some of it is crunchy discordant 7th chords with flatted 13ths added. Does that help? At the very least, it is music filled with color. I write songs about training wheels as sons grow older. I write songs about the journey of aging. Mostly I try and write about that which moves me.”

Family

Since 1983 it’s been Jeff and Cindy. They have two fine sons, Alan and Ed, and an extraordinary canine, Henry. Alan is back in Lancaster for a while after calling Salt Lake City, Utah home for a few years. And Ed has moved to Rochester, New York and is now married to Kaylee. So it’s back to Jeff and Cindy time. But what matters most is having God surround him and his family.

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George Wallace in the Cafe - January 9, 2015

6:30-8:30 p.m.

An accomplished composer, performer, producer, sound designer and artist, Georg Wallace is a master creator of visionary music which speaks of enlightenment and positivity to a planet which can really use those things.

In live performance, he presents a dazzling array of wondrous, imaginatively crafted soundscapes bound to delight fans of deep ambient, techno-tribal and spacemusic.

In addition to the synthesizers he plays onstage, George uses guitars both acoustic and electric, Native American flutes, rainsticks, bells and rattlers, and even a Tibetan singing bowl to round out the sonic palette. Adding to the mix is his occasional blending of natural ambiences such as forest sounds, night sounds, wind . . . and a few which might be best described as unearthly.

Despite his affable stage demeanor, the intensity of the music itself makes it evident that George likes to play deep. Through his magical musings, we are invited to discover a new access to our true Selves, from the deepest regions of our souls to the ecstatic, sublime worlds of our highest potential. Presented here is wild, enriched sound, simultaneously borrowing from the primal past and the celestial future, creating an inspiring, cleansing, memorable experience of exotic places and times well beyond this one.

’ . . .go as deep as you can go . . .’

www.airbornmusic.com

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Daryl Snider in the Cafe - January 16, 2015

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Daryl Snider has enjoyed a diverse musical background: Mennonite four-part singing, choirs, men’s quartets, oboe in orchestras, saxophone in jazz and funk bands, and folk-pop groups. Living in Haiti and Brazil has further broadened Daryl’s musical perspective.

In recent years, Daryl has discovered the art of songwriting as a means to process and share life experiences. Daryl participated in the 2013 February Album Writers Month (FAWM), writing 14 songs in a 28 day flurry. While studying for a masters degree at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, Daryl explored the ways music brings healing, connects people across social divides and plays a role in societal change.

Daryl is currently a member of the band Sopa Sol. Past local groups include Rupa Dupa, Wheatland Chorale, and Done With Therapy.

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Hours

Store and Oriental Rug Gallery Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Cafe Hours

Food is served until 2 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Drinks and snacks are available until 3 on weekdays and until 5 on Saturdays. On Friday evening there is full food service until 8:30, drinks and snacks until 8:45.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drinks, snacks, desserts 3—5
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drinks, snacks, desserts 3—5
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drinks, snacks, desserts 3—5
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drinks, snacks, desserts 3—5
Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Drinks, snacks, desserts 3—5
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Drinks, snacks, desserts 3—5
Sunday: Closed

HOLIDAY HOURS 2014    Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata

 


STORE HOLIDAY HOURS

December 1—13: Mon & Tue 10—6; Wed-Fri 10—9; Sat 10—5

December 15—20: Mon—Fri 9—9; Sat 9—5

December 22-24:  Mon & Tue 9—9;  Christmas Eve 9—3

Regular hours resume December 26

New Year’s Eve 10—3


 

CAFE  HOLIDAY HOURS

December 1—13:  Mon & Tues 10—5, Wed & Thu 10—8, Fri 10—9, Sat 10—5

December 15—20: Mon-Thu 9—8, Fri 9—9, Sat 9—5

December 22—24: Mon & Tue 9—8, Christmas Eve 9—3

New Year’s Eve 10—3

Regular Café hours resume December 26