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    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • Thu, April 09, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, Jan. 9, Feb 13, March 12, April 9

    6:30–8:00 pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt & Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to women who are looking for new energy and support as they examine their relationships, life passion, losses, talents and other processes that contribute significantly to their life journeys. Continuity and confidentiality are required. This group is now open to everyone.

    Register by: 1/7

    • Mon, January 20, 2020
    • Mon, April 20, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 16, Apr. 20
    10am-12:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    This group is for members who share the events of their lives with one another on a deep level. Since the content of this group is "LIFE," women reflect on the learnings, patterns, relationships and spiritual growth opportunities that life presents every day. Regular attendance and confidentiality are requirements.

    Current group is full. Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers 2 will form.

    • Mon, March 02, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Part I:  Claiming Citizenship

    Monday, March 2, 6:30-8:00pm

    Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.  Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.  Join us for one or all of the discussions! 

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 2/28

    • Tue, March 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesday, March 10

    1:00 – 2:30 pm

    Facilitator: Gloria Perez

    In this group, find a safe place to share your stories and deepen your spiritual journey. Our stories are created from the events of our lives, the experiences we go through, the things that we do. We use them to explore the meaning of life and our relationship to spirit within us and around us. 

    Register by: 3/8
    • Wed, March 11, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 11

    9:30–11:00 am

    She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. 

    Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed — and has not.

    A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 3/9

    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Saturday, March 14

    10:00–11:30 am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity). 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated. Register by: 3/12


    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, March 14

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 


    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.

    Register by: 3/12



    • Sun, March 15, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, March 15
    5:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping, all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them. We encourage all ages, to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming. Anger, love, fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent, drum, or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcome. Register by: 3/12

    • Mon, April 06, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Part II:  The Personal is Political

    Monday, April 6, 6:30–8:00p  

    Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.  Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.  Join us for one or all of the discussions! 

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 4/4

    • Wed, April 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, April 8

    9:30–11:00 am

    Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 4/6

    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Saturday, April 11

    10:00–11:30 am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity). 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated. Register by: 4/9


    • Sat, April 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, April 11

    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 


    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.

    Register by: 4/9



    • Tue, April 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15
    Register

    Tuesday, April 14

    1:00 – 2:30 pm

    Facilitator: Gloria Perez

    In this group, find a safe place to share your stories and deepen your spiritual journey. Our stories are created from the events of our lives, the experiences we go through, the things that we do. We use them to explore the meaning of life and our relationship to spirit within us and around us. 

    Register by: 4/12
    • Sun, April 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, April 19
    5:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping, all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them. We encourage all ages, to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming. Anger, love, fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent, drum, or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcome. Register by: 4/16

    • Mon, May 04, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Part III:  Winning Strategies

    Monday, May 4, 6:30–8:00p

    Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.  Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.  Join us for one or all of the discussions! 

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 5/2

    • Wed, May 13, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, May 13

    9:30–11:00 am

    For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. When she yearns to be touched and loved, two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty. Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

    An exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 5/11

    • Wed, June 10, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, June 10

    9:30–11:00 am

    Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood — where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned — Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.  

    Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey. As Whitehead’s narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 6/8

    • Wed, July 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, July 8

    9:30–11:00 am

    People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But an old ice rink is the reason townsfolk believe tomorrow will be better. Their junior ice hockey team has a shot at winning the national semi-finals. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through town, leaving no resident unaffected.

    Beartown explores hopes that bring a community together, secrets that tear it apart, and courage of an individual to go against the grain.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 7/6

    • Wed, August 12, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, August 12

    9:30–11:00 am

    As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. 

    Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his 20 years in the barrio. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these down-to-earth, utterly heartening essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. 

    With Gregory Boyle’s guidance, we can recognize our own wounds in the broken lives and daunting struggles of the men and women in these parables and learn to find joy in all of the people around us.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 8/10


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