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    • Sun, August 20, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    This is an opportunity for drummers around the region to gather and celebrate the rhythms of earth and life. Anyone with a djembe, dunan frame drum, or any other percussive instrument is welcome. For those interested in exploring, show don't have a drum, we will have a few spares. This group will explore a variety of rhythms, learn to speak through drumming, and develop a camaraderie that invokes the healthy vibrations of the earth. Men, women and teens are heartily welcome to enjoy this circle. Don't be concerned if you are not a strong drummer. Many of us are novices, who come to have fun, learn new things and meet new people.

    Register by 8/18.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

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    • Mon, September 11, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20

    Monday, September 11

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 

    • Wed, September 13, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, September 13
    9:30-11:00am

    Circling the Sun 
    by Paula McLain

    The story of Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denis Finch-Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa. Raised in Kenya, Beryl’s unconventional upbringing transforms her into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. She forges her own path as a horse trainer and eventually as an aviator. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, the book reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.


    • Wed, September 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Wednesdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitators: Fiona Fordyce and Julie Maffei

    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth mothering! Bring a sack lunch.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Thu, September 14, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, September 14

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 9/13

    • Thu, September 14, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Thu, December 14, 2017
    • 8:30 PM
    • Media Room
    Thursdays, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14

    6:30-8:30pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt, PhD and Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to members of Womanspace 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 open to Womanspace members only.

    Register by: 9/12

    • Sun, September 17, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Sunday, September 17
    5:00-7:00pm

    This is an opportunity for drummers around the region to gather and celebrate the rhythms of earth and life. Anyone with a djembe, dunan frame drum, or any other percussive instrument is welcome. For those interested in exploring, show don't have a drum, we will have a few spares. This group will explore a variety of rhythms, learn to speak through drumming, and develop a camaraderie that invokes the healthy vibrations of the earth. Men, women and teens are heartily welcome to enjoy this circle. Don't be concerned if you are not a strong drummer. Many of us are novices, who come to have fun, learn new things and meet new people.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Mon, September 18, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Mon, December 18, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Mondays, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
    6:30-9:00pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    This group is designed for women who are committed to examining life issues related to spiritual development, growth and change. Meetings are usually at Womanspace, but occasionally in participants' homes. Members of this long-established group come together to strengthen themselves and support one another on thier paths. Attendance and confidentiality are required. This group is currently full.

    *Note: Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers2 will form.

    • Tue, September 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Tuesdays, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Mon, October 02, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20

    Monday, October 2

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 9/28

    • Wed, October 11, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, October 11
    9:30-11:00am

    Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    by Arul Gawande

    Medicine has triumphed in many areas, but in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, consign patients to railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that the quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. He offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end.


    • Wed, October 11, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Wednesdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitators: Fiona Fordyce and Julie Maffei

    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth mothering! Bring a sack lunch.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Thu, October 12, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, October 12

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Freewill Offering

    Reg by: 10/11

    • Tue, October 17, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Tuesdays, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Mon, November 06, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20

    Monday, November 6

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 11/3

    • Wed, November 08, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, November 8
    9:30-11:00am

    The Sympathizer
    by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America, wrought in electric prose. The narrator, a Vietnamese army captain, is a man of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in America after the end of the Vietnam War. A powerful story of love and friendship, and a gripping espionage novel, it examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.


    • Wed, November 08, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Wednesdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitators: Fiona Fordyce and Julie Maffei

    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth mothering! Bring a sack lunch.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Thu, November 09, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, November 9

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 11/08

    • Sun, November 19, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Sunday, November 17
    5:00-7:00pm


    This is an opportunity for drummers around the region to gather and celebrate the rhythms of earth and life. Anyone with a djembe, dunan frame drum, or any other percussive instrument is welcome. For those interested in exploring, show don't have a drum, we will have a few spares. This group will explore a variety of rhythms, learn to speak through drumming, and develop a camaraderie that invokes the healthy vibrations of the earth. Men, women and teens are heartily welcome to enjoy this circle. Don't be concerned if you are not a strong drummer. Many of us are novices, who come to have fun, learn new things and meet new people.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, November 21, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Tuesdays, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Mon, December 04, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20

    Monday, December 4

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 12/1

    • Wed, December 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Wednesdays, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitators: Fiona Fordyce and Julie Maffei

    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth mothering! Bring a sack lunch.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Thu, December 14, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10

    Thursday, December 14

    Facilitator: Cherie Heck

    Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to?  Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish?  Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans.  If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 12/13

    • Sun, December 17, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Sunday, December 17
    5:00-7:00pm


    This is an opportunity for drummers around the region to gather and celebrate the rhythms of earth and life. Anyone with a djembe, dunan frame drum, or any other percussive instrument is welcome. For those interested in exploring, show don't have a drum, we will have a few spares. This group will explore a variety of rhythms, learn to speak through drumming, and develop a camaraderie that invokes the healthy vibrations of the earth. Men, women and teens are heartily welcome to enjoy this circle. Don't be concerned if you are not a strong drummer. Many of us are novices, who come to have fun, learn new things and meet new people.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, December 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    Tuesdays, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
    6:00-8:00pm

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

Past events

Tue, August 15, 2017 ViewFinders - August (VF16-11)
Thu, August 10, 2017 Loose Threads Group-August (LT16-4)
Wed, August 09, 2017 Bookwoman: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (BW16-11)
Mon, August 07, 2017 Mindfulness Group - August (MG16-11)
Sun, July 23, 2017 Drumming Circle - July 23 (DR16-6)
Tue, July 18, 2017 ViewFinders - July (VF16-10)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Loose Threads Group-July (LT16-3)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Bookwoman: The Nightingale (BW16-10)
Tue, June 20, 2017 ViewFinders - June (VF16-9)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Bookwoman: My Name is Lucy Barton (BW16-9)
Sun, June 11, 2017 Drumming Circle - June 11 (DR16-5)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Loose Threads Group-June (LT16-2)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Mindfulness Group - June (MG16-10)
Sun, May 21, 2017 Drumming Circle - May 21 (DR16-4)
Tue, May 16, 2017 ViewFinders - May (VF16-8)
Mon, May 15, 2017 Seekers (GS16-3)
Thu, May 11, 2017 Loose Threads Group-May (LT16-1)
Wed, May 10, 2017 Bookwoman: The Japanese Lover (BW16-8)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Mindfulness Group - May (MG16-9)
Tue, April 18, 2017 ViewFinders - April (VF16-7)
Sun, April 16, 2017 Drumming Circle - April (DR16-3)
Thu, April 13, 2017 Loose Threads Group
Wed, April 12, 2017 EarthMatters (April): Organic Farming (EM16-8)
Wed, April 12, 2017 Bookwoman: Just Mercy – A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2015)(BW16-7)
Mon, April 03, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-8)
Tue, March 21, 2017 ViewFinders - March (VF16-6)
Sun, March 19, 2017 Drumming Circle - March (DR16-2)
Wed, March 08, 2017 EarthMatters (March): "Great Plains" Film (EM16-7)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Bookwoman: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2016)(BW16-6)
Mon, March 06, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-7)
Tue, February 21, 2017 ViewFinders - February (VF16-5)
Wed, February 08, 2017 EarthMatters (February): Electric Cars (EM16-6)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Bookwoman: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2006)(BW16-5)
Mon, February 06, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-6)
Tue, January 17, 2017 ViewFinders - January (VF16-4)
Sun, January 15, 2017 Drumming Circle - January (DR16-1)
Wed, January 11, 2017 EarthMatters (January): Microgreens (EM16-5)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Bookwoman:LaRose by Louise Erdich (2016) (BW16-4)
Mon, January 09, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-5)
Wed, December 14, 2016 EarthMatters (December): Green Crafting Make & Take for the Holidays (EM16-4)


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