Hide Tanning Class with Jim Robertson – April 18, 19 & 20th

THREE DAY HIDETANNING CLASS, MAKING BUCKSKIN FROM DEER HIDES 
 
APRIL 18TH, 19TH & 20TH (FRI, SAT, SUN) STARTING AT 9:30AM EACH DAY (WITH OPTION TO CAMP OUT).  SANTA FE SPRINGS, APPROX. 20 MINUTES S/E OF DOWNTOWN L.A.
 
THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE AND THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF SPACES STILL OPEN.  SO CONTACT MY ASSISTANT KEITH A.S.A.P. AT:  ACMETNT@ROADRUNNER.COM OR CALL 805-910-6060.  IF YOU CANNOT CONTACT KEITH THEN CONTACT ME JIM AT:  J3RBRTS@GMAIL.COM OR 310-395-0943.
 
WE WILL TRANSFORM THESE RAW HIDES THAT THE HUNTERS DID NOT WANT, INTO BEAUTIFUL SOFT BUCKSKIN THAT CAN LAST A LIFETIME AND MORE!  YES, SOME OF US STILL MAKE THINGS TO LAST AND WE WILL ALWAYS HONOR AND RESPECT THE SPIRIT OF THESE ANIMALS FOR WHAT THEY HAVE GIVEN TO US.  IN OTHER WORDS THIS IS NOT JUST A MECHANICAL PROCESS BUT MORE OF A MEDITATIVE PROCESS, AS WE CONNECT WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE ANIMAL WHILE WE ARE WORKING FROM THE HEART.  
THIS IS REAL WORK AND REAL FUN AND REALLY WORTH IT!
 
ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE WITH OTHER ABORIGINAL SKILLS ENTHUSIASTS AS WE PRACTICE ANOTHER ANCIENT SKILL WHICH CONNECTS US DEEPLY 
WITH ALL OF LIFE AND RESPECT FOR IT (FULL CIRCLE LIVING).
 
NOTE:  THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED US CONFIRMING THEY WILL ATTEND WILL BE THE FIRST SERVED.
Class Prices are as follows:
 
Option #1 - 3 days of hide tanning instruction working on your (or shared with a partner) hide. $150.00 Class Fee / Hide Fee $35.00 (split if you are working with a partner) / Location Fee $10.00
The total for option #1 is $195.00 for the 3 days ($177.50 each if you are working with a partner)  - Paid in advance to Jim Robertson
 
Option #2 - 3 days of helping the “hide tanners” and learning the hide tanning process, or just enjoy the camaraderie and work on some core Aboriginal Skills (netting, cordage, friction fire, deadfall traps) $75.00 class fee / Location fee $10.00   
The total for option #2 is $85.00 – Paid in advance to Jim Robertson
•Option #3 - Single days of helping the “hide tanners” and learning the hide tanning process, or just enjoy the camaraderie and work on some core Aboriginal Skills (netting, cordage, friction fire, deadfall traps) $25.00 class fee / 
Location fee $10.00    The total for option #2 is $35.00 – Per single day / $60 for 2 days.
Payable at the location – Directions sent upon RSVP.
 
 
The $10.00 location fee includes parking and free camping if you desire. Camping is recommended for students working on hides.
 
The amount of students for this class is extremely limited so Pre-Payment is required (for option #1 or option #2) via a check mailed to Jim Robertson. Contact Keith (contact information above) for availability and details.

Aboriginal Skills Outing with Jim Robertson Saturday March 15th

ABORIGINAL SKILLS OUTING/CLASS WITH NATURALIST AND ABORIGINAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR JIM ROBERTSON,
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 9:30AM (WITH OPTION TO CAMP OUT)
IN THE BEAUTIFUL SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, MALIBU/CALABASAS AREA.
“ABORIGINAL CORE SKILLS”
(PLANT I.D. AND USES, NATURAL SHELTERS, FRICTION FIRE MAKING,
PLANT CORDAGE, NET MAKING, TRAPS, CAMPFIRE COOKING AND MORE).
THE CLASS IS FROM 9:30AM TO 5PM. HOWEVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO LEAVE EARLIER, STAY LATER OR CAMP OUT WITH JIM.
YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO JOIN ME FOR AN ALL DAY OUTING/CLASS IN A BEAUTIFUL
NATURAL/WILD ENVIRONMENT.  THE PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND USES FOR FOOD, MEDICINE AND UTILITARIAN PURPOSES PORTION OF THE CLASS WILL ALSO INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF PLANT COMMUNICATION, ETHICAL HARVESTING WITH MINDFUL AWARENESS AND INTEGRITY AND THE LAW.
LOCAL ECOLOGY WILL BE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS BEING STEALTHY AND HARMONIOUS IN THE WILD.
REMEMBER, ALL OF THESE SKILLS ARE PATHWAYS TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP/CONNECTION WITH OUR
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND OURSELVES (OUR REAL SELVES).
FEEL FREE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY, PARTIALLY OR SIMPLY ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE OF OTHER
NATURE LOVERS AND OBSERVE THE HAPPENINGS.
INCLEMENT WEATHER NEVER CANCELS, IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR
PRACTICE, LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT!
SORRY, NO DOGS, NON-PERSCRIPTION DRUGS, ALCOHOL OR
TOBACCO (Except for offerings).
NOTE: DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO THIS EVENT WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
COST: $35. PER PERSON DONATION, CASH PREFERRED PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
Overnight camping is an additional $10 per person. Reservations with us must be made at least one
week prior to the class date to guarantee your spot.
Note: This is a “Car Camping” location, so you will be close to your car and camping gear.
TO REGISTER CONTACT KEITH FARRAR AT: ACMETNT@ROADRUNNER.COM OR CALL 805-910-6060.
IF YOU CANNOT REACH KEITH,
CONTACT JIM ROBERTSON AT: J3RBRTS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 310-395-0943
BRING: WATER, LUNCH, SUN PROTECTION, HAT, BANDANNA,
OPTIONAL: HEADLAMP, PAPER, PEN, CAMERA, TREKKING POLES OR WALKING STICK, KNIFE (SHEATH PREFERRED OR POCKET)
FOR THOSE CAMPING OUT, PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING EVENING MEAL AND
BREAKFAST FOR THE NEXT MORNING.
WEAR: DRESS IN LAYERS, LONG PANTS AND LONG SLEEVES ARE RECOMMENDED TO AVOID CONTACT WITH POISON OAK, STURDY SHOES (WITH GOOD TREAD). BE PREPARED FOR LOTS OF FUN!!:)
CONSIDER WEARING COLORS THAT HARMONIZE WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS? PLEASE FORWARD THIS
ANNOUNCEMENT.
CHECK OUR OTHER WEBSITES AT: MEETUP.COM/ABORIGINAL-SKILLS/
AND FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK.
SPECIAL NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL ACCOMMODATE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE, SO IF YOU DO RSVP, PLEASE COMMIT TO IT OR AT LEAST GIVE US PLENTY OF NOTICE IF THERE IS A CHANGE SO THAT ANOTHER PERSON
MAY TAKE YOUR PLACE.

Aboriginal Skills Outing, Monday February 24

ABORIGINAL SKILLS CLASS WITH NATURALIST AND ABORIGINAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR JIM ROBERTSON
 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 9AM TO 5:30PM
 
ACORN PANCAKES “ASHCAKES” DONE THE “OLD” (DELICIOUS!) WAY
AND MUCH MORE.
 
YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO JOIN ME FOR AN ALL DAY OUTING AT A VERY INTERESTING JUNGLE LIKE LOCATION WITH A NICE CLEAR 
STREAM RUNNING THROUGH IT. In the North East San Fernando Valley.
 
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE WILL BE PROCESSING LOCAL SELF HARVESTED ACORNS THE “OLD” WAY USING MORTAR AND PESTLE TO GRIND AND POUND THE ACORNS TO A FINE FLOUR, THEN LEACH OUT THE TANNIC ACID USING OUR BANDANNAS AND COLD WATER.  WE WILL THEN ADD SOME LOCAL WILD NATIVE FOODS THAT I HARVESTED MYSELF, SUCH AS ELDERBERRIES, TOYON BERRIES, CALIFORNIA BUCKWHEAT AND MORE.  
 
NEXT WE WILL COOK THE ACORN PANCAKES THE “OLD” WAY ON THE CAMPFIRE AND A SLAB OF STONE.  THIS IS GOING “FULL CIRCLE” WITH YOUR ACORNS … A GREAT WAY TO ENHANCE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT… TO RE-CONNECT WITH YOUR REAL ROOTS, YOUR HERITAGE, IN A FUN AND VERY TASTY WAY!  THESE WILL LIKELY BE THE BEST TASTING PANCAKES YOU HAVE EVER EATEN AND
THEY ARE SUPER HEALTHY TO BOOT!
 
AFTER THE ACORNS, WE WILL TAKE A WALK THROUGH THIS INTERESTING RIPARIAN ENVIRONMENT MEETING MANY OF OUR PLANT FRIENDS AND DISCUSSING THEIR USES FOR FOOD, MEDICINE AND UTILITARIAN PURPOSES.  PARTICULAR ATTENTION MAY BE PAID TO SOME PLANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING ATLATL SPEARS AND BOW STAVES (FOR ARCHERY BOWS), AND PLANTS UTILIZED FOR MAKING PRIMITIVE FRICTION FIRE KITS 
AND PRIMITIVE SHELTER.
 
TREKKING POLES OR A WALKING STICK MAY BE HELPFUL WHILE CROSSING 
SEVERAL LOW STREAMS DURING OUR WALK.
 
THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF LUSH, SUCCULENT GREENS THAT WE CAN HARVEST FOR 
MAKING A DELICIOUS WILD SOUP COOKED IN PRIMITIVE SELF MADE POTTERY.  
IF TIME AND CIRCUMSTANCES PERMIT, WE MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO 
BUILD A ”DAKOTA OVEN” TO COOK THE SOUP ON.
 
OUR PLANT WALK WILL INCLUDE: DISCUSSION OF PLANT COMMUNICATION, ETHICAL HARVESTING WITH MINDFUL AWARENESS, INTEGRITY AND THE LAW.
 
REMEMBER, ALL OF THESE SKILLS ARE PATHWAYS TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP / CONNECTION WITH OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND OURSELVES (OUR “REAL” SELVES)
 

FEEL FREE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY, PARTIALLY OR SIMPLY ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE 

OF OTHER NATURE LOVERS AND OBSERVE THE HAPPENINGS.

INCLEMENT WEATHER NEVER CANCELS, IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF 

OUR PRACTICE, LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT!  

SORRY, NO DOGS, NON-PERSCRIPTION DRUGS, ALCOHOL 

OR TOBACCO (except for offerings). 

NOTE: DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO THIS EVENT WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO START OF CLASS. 

COST: $35 PER PERSON DONATION, CASH PREFERRED, PRIOR TO START OF CLASS. 

TO REGISTER CONTACT KEITH FARRAR AT: ACMETNT@ROADRUNNER.COM OR CALL 805-910-6060.

IF YOU CANNOT REACH KEITH, CONTACT JIM ROBERTSON AT: J3RBRTS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 310-395-0943

 

BRING: WATER, LUNCH, SUN PROTECTION, HAT, BANDANNA,

OPTIONAL: HEADLAMP, PAPER, PEN, CAMERA,

TREKKING POLES OR WALKING STICK, KNIFE (SHEATH PREFERRED OR POCKET) 

WEAR: DRESS IN LAYERS, LONG PANTS AND LONG SLEEVES ARE RECOMMENDED TO AVOID CONTACT WITH POISON OAK, STURDY SHOES (WITH GOOD TREAD). 

BE PREPARED FOR LOTS OF FUN!!:)

CONSIDER WEARING COLORS THAT HARMONIZE WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. 

KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS? PLEASE 

FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

CHECK OUR OTHER WEBSITES AT: MEETUP.COM/ABORIGINAL-SKILLS/

WWW.ABORIGINALSKILLS.COM AND FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK. 

SPECIAL NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL ACCOMMODATE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE, 

SO IF YOU DO RSVP, PLEASE COMMIT TO IT OR AT LEAST GIVE US PLENTY OF NOTICE 

IF THERE IS A CHANGE SO THAT ANOTHER PERSON MAY TAKE YOUR PLACE.

 

 

Aboriginal Skills Outing with Jim Robertson – Monday January 27th

ABORIGINAL SKILLS CLASS WITH NATURALIST AND ABORIGINAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR JIM ROBERTSON, MONDAY JANUARY 27TH (WITH OPTION TO CAMP OUT!)
 
“ABORIGINAL CORE SKILLS” (PLANT I.D. AND USES, NATURAL SHELTERS, FRICTION FIRE MAKING, PLANT CORDAGE, NET MAKING, TRAPS, CAMPFIRE COOKING AND MORE).
 
ON PRIVATE LAND IN THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC PALISADES AREA.
 
THE CLASS IS FROM 9AM TO 5PM.
HOWEVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO LEAVE EARLIER, STAY LATER OR CAMP OUT WITH JIM.
 
YOU YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ALL INVITED TO JOIN JIM FOR AN ALL DAY OUTING IN THIS BEAUTIFUL NATURAL/WILD ENVIRONMENT.
 
OUR SITE WILL SIMULATE A SMALL PRIMITIVE/ABORIGINAL VILLAGE WITH OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE SEVERAL ABORIGINAL SKILLS AS MENTIONED ABOVE.
 
THE PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND USES FOR FOOD, MEDICINE AND UTILITARIAN PURPOSES PORTION OF THE CLASS WILL ALSO INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF PLANT COMMUNICATION, ETHICAL HARVESTING WITH MINDFUL AWARENESS AND INTEGRITY AND THE LAW.  LOCAL ECOLOGY WILL BE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS BEING STEALTHY AND HARMONIOUS IN THE WILD.
 
REMEMBER, ALL OF THESE SKILLS ARE PATHWAYS TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP/CONNECTION WITH OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND OURSELVES (OUR REAL SELVES).
FEEL FREE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY, PARTIALLY OR SIMPLY ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE OF OTHER NATURE LOVERS AND OBSERVE THE HAPPENINGS.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER NEVER CANCELS, IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR PRACTICE, LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT!  SORRY, NO DOGS, NON-PERSCRIPTION DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
 
NOTE:  DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO THIS EVENT WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
 
COST:  $35. PER PERSON DONATION, CASH PREFERRED PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
Overnight camping is an additional $10 per person.
 
TO REGISTER CONTACT KEITH FARRAR AT:  ACMETNT@ROADRUNNER.COM OR CALL 805-910-6060.  
IF YOU CANNOT REACH KEITH, CONTACT JIM ROBERTSON AT:  J3RBRTS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 310-395-0943
 
BRING:  WATER, LUNCH, SUN PROTECTION, HAT, BANDANNA, 
OPTIONAL:  HEADLAMP, PAPER, PEN, CAMERA, 
TREKKING POLES OR WALKING STICK, KNIFE (SHEATH PREFERRED OR POCKET) 
 
FOR THOSE CAMPING OUT, PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING EVENING MEAL AND BREAKFAST FOR THE NEXT MORNING.
 
WEAR:  DRESS IN LAYERS, LONG PANTS AND LONG SLEEVES ARE RECOMMENDED TO AVOID CONTACT WITH POISON OAK, STURDY SHOES (WITH GOOD TREAD). BE PREPARED FOR LOTS OF FUN!!:)
CONSIDER WEARING COLORS THAT HARMONIZE WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
 
KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS?  PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
 
CHECK OUR OTHER WEBSITES AT:  MEETUP.COM/ABORIGINAL-SKILLS/    
 AND FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK.
 
SPECIAL NOTE:  THIS CLASS WILL ACCOMMODATE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE, SO IF YOU DO RSVP, PLEASE COMMIT TO IT OR AT LEAST GIVE US PLENTY OF NOTICE IF THERE IS 
A CHANGE SO THAT ANOTHER PERSON MAY TAKE YOUR PLACE.
 

 

Aboriginal Skills Outing with Jim Robertson – Saturday December 28th

ABORIGINAL SKILLS OUTING/CLASS WITH NATURALIST AND ABORIGINAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR JIM ROBERTSON, 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH, 9:30AM (WITH OPTION TO CAMP OUT) 
IN THE BEAUTIFUL SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, MALIBU/CALABASAS AREA.
OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANTS FOR FOOD, MEDICINE AND UTILITARIAN USES, PRIMITIVE CRAWFISHING, BURN SPOONS, BURN BOWLS AND MORE!
YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO JOIN ME FOR AN ALL DAY OUTING/CLASS IN A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL/WILD ENVIRONMENT.  WE WILL START THIS OUTING BY FOCUSING ON USES OF PLANTS FOR FOOD, MEDICINE, UTILITARIAN PURPOSES AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.  THIS WILL INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF PLANT COMMUNICATION, ETHICAL HARVESTING WITH MINDFUL AWARENESS AND INTEGRITY AND THE LAW.  LOCAL ECOLOGY WILL BE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS BEING STEALTHY AND HARMONIOUS IN THE WILD.
 
AS WE MEANDER ALONG THE TRAIL MEETING MANY OF OUR PLANT FAMILY/FRIENDS, WE WILL STOP IN A MEADOW FOR A SHORT WHILE TO GET BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH THE RABBIT STICK (WHICH I FORGOT TO BRING TO THE LAST OUTING).  YOU MAY ALSO BRING YOUR SLING (FROM THE LAST CLASS) SO WE MAY SHOW YOU HOW TO IMPROVE IT GREATLY WITH A LITTLE ADJUSTMENT OF THE POUCH.
 
CONTINUING OUR WALKABOUT, SOMETIMES FOLLOWING DEER TRAIL AND MEETING MORE PLANT FRIENDS, WE WILL ARRIVE AT A NICE LARGE POND, ABOUT 8 FEET DEEP (THAT NOT MANY KNOW OF).  YOU CAN TRY YOUR HAND AT PRIMITIVE CRAWFISHING IF YOU LIKE AND EVEN TAKE A DIP.
 
WE WILL GATHER SOME WILD EDIBLES BY THE POND FOR OUR DELICIOUS SOUP THAT WILL BE COOKED IN PRIMITIVE POTTERY ON THE OPEN CAMPFIRE.
AFTER LEAVING THE POND WE WILL WALK TO OUR CAMPSITE WHERE YOU MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A BURN SPOON OR BURN BOWL AND PRACTICE OTHER ANCIENT SKILLS.
 
REMEMBER, ALL OF THESE SKILLS ARE PATHWAYS TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP/CONNECTION WITH OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND OURSELVES!
 
FEEL FREE TO PARTICIPATE FULLY, PARTIALLY, OR SIMPLY ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE OF OTHER NATURE LOVERS AND OBSERVE THE HAPPENINGS.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER NEVER CANCELS, IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR PRACTICE, LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT!  SORRY, NO DOGS, NON-PERSCRIPTION DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
 
NOTE:  DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO THIS EVENT WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
 
COST:  $35. PER PERSON DONATION, CASH PREFERRED PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
TO REGISTER CONTACT KEITH FARRAR AT:  ACMETNT@ROADRUNNER.COM OR CALL 805-910-6060.  IF YOU CANNOT REACH KEITH, CONTACT JIM ROBERTSON AT:  J3RBRTS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 310-395-0943.
 
BRING:  WATER, LUNCH, SUN PROTECTION, HAT, BANDANNA.
OPTIONAL:  HEADLAMP, PAPER, PEN, CAMERA, TREKKING POLES OR WALKING STICK, KNIFE (SHEATH PREFERRED OR POCKET).
 
CAMPING: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CAMPING OUT WITH JIM ROBERTSON, PLEASE CONTACT KEITH DIRECTLY AT THE EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER ABOVE FOR AVAILABILITY
AS SPACE FOR THE CAMPOUT PORTION OF THIS CLASS IS VERY LIMITED. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $10 FOR THE CAMPING LOCATION.
 
FOR THOSE CAMPING OUT, PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING EVENING MEAL AND BREAKFAST FOR NEXT MORNING.
 
WEAR:  DRESS IN LAYERS, LONG PANTS AND LONG SLEEVES ARE RECOMMENDED TO AVOID CONTACT WITH POISON OAK, STURDY SHOES (WITH GOOD TREAD).
 
BE PREPARED FOR LOTS OF FUN!!:)
 
 
KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS?  PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
 
CHECK OUR OTHER WEBSITES AT MEETUP.COM/ABORIGINAL-SKILLS/  AND FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK.
 
 
SPECIAL NOTE:  THIS CLASS WILL ACCOMMODATE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE, SO IF YOU DO RSVP, PLEASE COMMIT TO IT OR AT LEAST GIVE US PLENTY OF NOTICE IF THERE IS ANY CHANGE SO THAT ANOTHER PERSON MAY TAKE YOUR PLACE.