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    • Wed, July 12, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

    With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—in a novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. 


    • Thu, July 13, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Thursdays, July 13

    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: 7/12

    • Tue, July 18, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    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

    • Sun, July 23, 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 7/21.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Mon, August 07, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19

    Monday,  August 7

    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 8/4.

    • Wed, August 09, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry 
    by Fredrik Backman

    Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other. 


    • Thu, August 10, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Thursdays, August 10

    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: 8/09

    • Tue, August 15, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery

    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

    • 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

Past events

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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