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    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Thu, April 12, 2018
    • 8:30 PM
    • Media Room
    • 5
    Register

    *Note: due to winter weather conditions, the Jan 11 session has been rescheduled for Jan 18

    Thursdays, Jan 11, Jan 18, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12

    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.

    For registration information, please call Womanspace 815-877-0118 

    • Mon, January 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Mon, April 16, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 1
    Register

    Mondays, Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 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, March 05, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 17
    Register

    Monday, March 5

    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 3/2*

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

    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 9
    Register

    Thursday, March 8

    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: 3/7

    • Wed, March 14, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 14
    9:30-11:00am

    The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win WWII 
    by Denise Kiernan

    At the height of WWII, Oak Ridge, Tennessee was the home to a secret city that did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of the young women, were recruited to this secret city by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. Very few knew what they were doing there, and they wouldn't find out until the end of the war, when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed and changed the world forever.


    • Wed, March 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, March 14
    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.

    • Sun, March 18, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, March 18
    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.

    Register by 3/15.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, March 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, March 20
    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, April 02, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, April 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 3/30*

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

    • Wed, April 11, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

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

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis 
    by J.D. Vance

    The Vance family story began with hope in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love" and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachian region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s family struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life.


    • Wed, April 11, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, April 11
    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, April 12, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 8
    Register

    Thursday, April 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!    Free Will Offering

    Reg by: 4/11

    • Sun, April 15, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, APRIL 15
    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.

    Register by 4/12.

    Facilitator: Susan Lee

    • Tue, April 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, April 17
    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, 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)
Mon, February 05, 2018 Mindfulness Group - February (MG17-22)
Sun, January 21, 2018 Drumming Circle - January 21 (DR17-21)
Tue, January 16, 2018 ViewFinders - January 16 (VF17-21)
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)
Mon, January 08, 2018 Mindfulness Group - January (MG17-21)
Tue, December 19, 2017 ViewFinders - December (VF17-4)
Sun, December 17, 2017 Drumming Circle - December 17 (DR17-3)
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)
Mon, December 04, 2017 Mindfulness Group - December (MG17-4)
Tue, November 21, 2017 ViewFinders - November (VF17-3)
Sun, November 19, 2017 Drumming Circle - November 19 (DR17-2)
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)
Mon, November 06, 2017 Mindfulness Group - November (MG17-3)
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)
Mon, October 02, 2017 Mindfulness Group - October (MG17-2)
Tue, September 19, 2017 ViewFinders - September (VF17-1)
Mon, September 18, 2017 Seekers (GS17-1)
Sun, September 17, 2017 Drumming Circle - September 17 (DR17-1)
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)
Mon, September 11, 2017 Mindfulness Group - September (MG17-1)
Sun, August 20, 2017 Drumming Circle - August 20 (DR16-7)
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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