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    • Mon, September 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, September 9th

    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.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Wed, September 11, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, September 11

    9:30-11:00am

    A 2018 book by two Harvard University political scientists about how elected leaders can gradually subvert the democratic process to increase their power. It warns against the breakdown of "mutual toleration" and respect for the political legitimacy of the opposition. The authors also assert the importance of respecting the opinions of those who come to legitimately different political viewpoints instead of attacking the patriotism of anyone who disagrees. 

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.


    • Wed, September 11, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, September 11th

    Noon - 1:30pm  

    Facilitator: Ann Wasser

    Connecting to the Earth is arguably more important now than ever.  Join us for a discussion with Ann Wasser, Director of Severson Dells Nature Center, as we learn more about Earthing (or grounding) and the mental and physical benefits it provides.


    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Thu, September 12, 2019
    • Thu, December 12, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Register

    Thursdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, & Dec 12

    6:30-8:00pm

    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 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 9/10

    • Sat, September 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, September 14th

    10:00-11:30am

    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.



    • Sat, September 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, September 14th

    2:00-4:00pm

    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 9/12



    • Sun, September 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, September 15th
    5:00-7:00pm


    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 welcome.


    • Mon, September 16, 2019
    • Mon, December 16, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Mondays, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, & Dec 16
    6:30-9:00pm

    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. See note below regarding a new Seekers group.**

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

    • Mon, October 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, October 7th

    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.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Wed, October 09, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, October 9

    9:30-11:00am

    Cyril Avery, born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do, if eccentric, Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, is adrift in the world.  At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, Cyril will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from-and will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.  We also see the story of Ireland form the 1940s to today. 

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, October 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, October 9th

    Noon - 1:30pm  

    Facilitator: Petrea Meier

    Come learn about essential oils and the diversity that lies within. Enhance your palette by enjoying the aromas of pure essential oils as we dive in deeper to learn about the wide range of locations and people that grow, harvest, and distill these beautiful oils. With over 100 essential oils from over 40 countries—more than half of which could be considered developing countries, there is a wide range of culture that is being impacted. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, these oils have been introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing. Additionally, learn about a non-profit organization that helps support development projects in sourcing communities. Projects include schools, health clinics, improved infrastructure and clean water systems. Hear and learn about the stories of essential oils literally making the world a better place, one drop at a time.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Sat, October 12, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, October 12th

    10:00-11:30am

    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.



    • Sun, October 13, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Sunday, October 13th

    2:00-4:00pm

    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 10/11



    • Sun, October 20, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, October 20th
    5:00-7:00pm


    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 welcome.


    • Mon, November 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, November 4th

    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.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Sat, November 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, November 9th

    10:00-11:30am

    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.



    • Sat, November 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, November 9th

    2:00-4:00pm

    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 11/7



    • Wed, November 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, November 13

    9:30-11:00am

    An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle, at the age of seventeen, to avoid capture/repatriation.  She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.  This is the story not only of Hyeonseo’s escape from darkness into the light, but also her coming of age, education, and the resolve she found to rebuild her life.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Sun, November 17, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, November 17th
    5:00-7:00pm


    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 welcome.


    • Mon, December 02, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, December 2nd

    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.


    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, December 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.



    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, December 14th

    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 12/12



    • Sun, December 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, December 15th
    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 welcome.


Past events

Wed, August 14, 2019 Bookwoman: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah (BW18-44)
Sat, August 10, 2019 Cancelled: Spiritual Encounters- A New Interest Group!!- August(BO18-43)
Mon, August 05, 2019 Mindfulness Group -August 5
Sun, July 21, 2019 Drumming Circle - July (DC18-43)
Tue, July 16, 2019 Cancelled - ViewFinders - July (VF18-41)
Sat, July 13, 2019 Chakra Club-A New Interest Group!! July (CH18-44)
Wed, July 10, 2019 Bookwoman: From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (BW18-43)
Mon, July 01, 2019 Mindfulness Group - July 1
Sun, June 16, 2019 Drumming Circle - June (DC18-42)
Wed, June 12, 2019 Bookwoman: A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles (BW18-42)
Sat, June 08, 2019 Cancelled: Spiritual Encounters- A New Interest Group!!- June (BO18-41)
Sat, June 08, 2019 Chakra Club-A New Interest Group!! June (CH18-43)
Mon, June 03, 2019 Mindfulness Group - June 3 (MG18-42)
Mon, May 20, 2019 Seekers (GS18-41)
Sun, May 19, 2019 Drumming Circle - May (DC18-41)
Sat, May 11, 2019 Chakra Club-A New Interest Group!! May (CH18-42)
Thu, May 09, 2019 Explorers Group (GE18-41)
Wed, March 14, 2018 EarthMatters March (EM17-23)
Wed, March 14, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girls of Atomic City (BW17-23)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Loose Threads Group - March 8 (LT17-23)
Tue, February 20, 2018 ViewFinders - February 20 (VF17-22)
Wed, February 14, 2018 EarthMatters - February (EM17-22)
Wed, February 14, 2018 Bookwoman: We Bought a Zoo (BW17-22)
Thu, February 08, 2018 Loose Threads Group - February 8 (LT17-22)
Thu, January 18, 2018 Explorers Group (GE17-21)
Tue, January 16, 2018 ViewFinders - January 16 (VF17-21)
Mon, January 15, 2018 Seekers (GS17-21)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Loose Threads Group - January 11 (LT17-21)
Wed, January 10, 2018 EarthMatters - January (EM17-21)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Bookwoman: Born a Crime (BW17-21)
Tue, December 19, 2017 ViewFinders - December (VF17-4)
Thu, December 14, 2017 Explorers Group - December (GE17-1d)
Thu, December 14, 2017 Loose Threads Group-December (LT17-4)
Wed, December 13, 2017 EarthMatters December (WK17-4d)
Tue, November 21, 2017 ViewFinders - November (VF17-3)
Thu, November 09, 2017 Explorers Group - November (GE17-1c)
Thu, November 09, 2017 Loose Threads Group-November (LT17-3)
Wed, November 08, 2017 EarthMatters November (EM17-3)
Wed, November 08, 2017 Bookwoman: The Sympathizer (BW17-3)
Tue, October 17, 2017 ViewFinders - October (VF17-2)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Explorers Group - October (GE17-1b)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Loose Threads Group-October 12 (LT17-2)
Wed, October 11, 2017 EarthMatters October (EM17-2)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Bookwoman: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (BW17-2)
Tue, September 19, 2017 ViewFinders - September (VF17-1)
Mon, September 18, 2017 Seekers (GS17-1)
Thu, September 14, 2017 Explorers Group (GE17-1)
Thu, September 14, 2017 Explorers Group - September (GE17-1a)
Thu, September 14, 2017 Loose Threads Group-September (LT17-1)
Wed, September 13, 2017 EarthMatters September (EM17-1)
Wed, September 13, 2017 Bookwoman: Circling the Sun (BW17-1)
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)
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)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Loose Threads Group-June (LT16-2)
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)
Tue, April 18, 2017 ViewFinders - April (VF16-7)
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)
Tue, March 21, 2017 ViewFinders - March (VF16-6)
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)
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)
Tue, January 17, 2017 ViewFinders - January (VF16-4)
Wed, January 11, 2017 EarthMatters (January): Microgreens (EM16-5)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Bookwoman:LaRose by Louise Erdich (2016) (BW16-4)
Wed, December 14, 2016 EarthMatters (December): Green Crafting Make & Take for the Holidays (EM16-4)


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