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    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, August 01, 2025
    • New Dimensions Studio upper & lower levels
    Register

       Open Studio

    You may only use open studio if you have previously taken a class at Womanspace.  Please check the studio availability by clicking the link below to view the calendar.   You may pay here for use of the Lower Clay Studio or Upper New Dimensions Studio.  Please indicate on the sign-in sheet in the studio that you paid on the website, how much and what the payment was for.   Thank you

    • Open Studio cost is $5.00 per hour or $20 for 4 hours or more, for use of either the upper studio or clay studio.
    • Clay costs are $15.00 for a 12.5 pound bag of clay or $1.50 per pound, this cost includes the use of glazes and firing.
    • Firing and Glaze fee for Non-Womanspace clay pieces is as follows per piece:  $1.00 for 1-2 lb piece; $2.00 for 3-4 lb piece; $3.00 for 5 lb and up.  (Approximate weight and size of each piece)                                                                                                                   
    •  Check studio availability  https://womanspace.wildapricot.org/Calendar 
    • Wed, September 11, 2019
    • Wed, October 30, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, September 11, 18,  25,

    October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

    10:00–11:00 am

    Facilitator:  Freya

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 9/9


    • Wed, September 11, 2019
    • Wed, October 30, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10

    Wednesdays, September 11, 18,  25,

    October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Freya

    No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)

    Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.

    Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

    Register by: 9/9


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

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

    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: 9/10

    • Mon, September 16, 2019
    • Mon, December 16, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

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

    • Tue, September 17, 2019
    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 12

    Class cancelled:  Tuesdays, September 17 & 24; October 1 & 15*

    *No class on October 8th

    6:00-8:30pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner work with your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental and emotional awareness and healing.  The book and workbook required for this class are "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your life" by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased by the instructor on the first night of class. Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening the Upper Chakras class.

    Register by 9/15

    • Thu, September 19, 2019
    • Thu, October 24, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion
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    Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 10, 17, & 24

    6:00-7:00pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

     CARDIO DRUMMING is now being offered at Womanspace! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! 

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together!

    Drop-ins are welcome!  $15 for a single class

    • Thu, September 26, 2019
    • Thu, October 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 15

    Cancelled:  Thursdays, 12:00–1:00 pm

    Stage 1:  September 26

    Stage 2:  October 24

    Facilitator: Ifat Deriwala

    This Minimalism class will help you discover a more meaningful  life.  We will go through step by step to eliminate extra from our lives and focus on what is important.  Learn the art of mindfulness by slowing down in life.  This class with help participants to take baby steps towards decluttering and organizing their home room by room.  This class is divided into two parts. 






    • Tue, October 01, 2019
    • Tue, October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 6
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    Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 22, & 29*

    *No class on October 15th!

    11:00am-Noon

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week!  Whatever fits your schedule! 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.


    • Wed, October 02, 2019
    • Wed, October 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 6
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    Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 23, & 30*

    *No class on October 16th

    2:00-3:00pm

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.


    • Thu, October 03, 2019
    • Thu, October 31, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 3
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    Thursdays, October 3, 10, 24, & 31

    *No class on October 17th*

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.

    Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by the day prior to class. 

    • Fri, October 04, 2019
    • Fri, October 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 3
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    Fridays, October 4, 18, & 25

    10:00-11:00am

    Facilitator: Keri Knutson

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.

    Register by day before start of class.

     

    • Mon, October 07, 2019
    • Mon, October 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
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    Cancelled:  Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28

    10:00–11:30 am

    Facilitator:  Michael Prindle

    Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion.  Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation.  It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance. The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis.  It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue. Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1-1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.  

    Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome. Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended — clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs. Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine. Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.  

    Advance registration required by 10/5. 


    • Tue, October 08, 2019
    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 8
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    Tuesdays, October 8th & 22nd

    9:00 - 10:00am

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD

    Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.

    Register by 10/7

    • Mon, October 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Mondays, October 14, 21

    Facilitator:  Annette McLean

    Transform a small tin into a piece of art — intriguing on

     the outside, holding a secret realm inside. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring trinkets, old jewelry pieces, any small items to make it your own!

    Register by 10/12

    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
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    Tuesdays,  October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by: 10/13


    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Intermediate to Advanced students will enjoy instruction tailored to personal interests. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit student goals and ensure progress. Students select art media with which they are most comfortable to pursue individual directions.  If you've already taken a variety of classes in drawing and painting but seek more, or if you've tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here.

    This class assumes a comfort level with drawing and/or painting and is not for beginners. 

    Register by: 10/13

    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 4
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    Pull Some Strings!

    Tuesday,  October 15

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    New pour painting techniques! Come and have fun, get messy with this free flowing medium! Tres will guide you through the steps using different techniques to achieve some amazing pour painting results. Each session offers a new interesting outcome!

    Pull some strings in this acrylic pouring class to make abstract shapes, flowers, feathers, cells or no cells, you decide!  Everything you will need to paint two 10 x 20 paintings is included.  Paints are also included, but if you would like to bring your own colors you will need 4 small bottles of craft paint. 

    Register by: 10/13


    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6

    Tuesdays,  October 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 10/13


    • Tue, October 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Tuesday, October 15

    6:30–7:30 pm

    Instructor:  Gina Wise

    Learn the simple art of making this tangy and nutritious dairy drink. Also, how to make Quark, a fresh soft artisan cheese. So tasty and healthy! You will receive everything you need to start making Kefir for your next breakfast. Supplies include a jar with fresh kefir, Kefir grains and instructions. Kefir grains are limited so please register early.


    Register by: 10/13


    Did you Know?

    Quark is an essential part of the Budwig protocol. Dr. Johanna Budwig (1908–2003) was a biochemist who developed a natural cure for cancer by combining the sulfur rich amino acids found in quark cheese with the omega-3 acids in flaxseed oil in a 2:1 ratio. This Budwig mixture is garnished with ground flax seeds, fresh fruit and nuts. The Budwig protocol is a natural whole food diet and holistic lifestyle approach to improve cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Dr. Budwig was nominated six times for the Nobel Prize in medicine and has written 12 books.


    Did you Know?


    Quark is an essential part of the Budwig protocol. Dr Johanna Budwig (1908 - 2003) was a biochemist who developed a natural cure for cancer by combining the sulfur rich amino acids found in quark cheese with the omega-3 acids in flaxseed oil in a 2:1 ratio. This Budwig mixture is garnished with ground flax seeds, fresh fruit and nuts. The Budwig protocol is a natural whole food diet and holistic lifestyle approach to improve cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Dr Budwig was nominated six times for the Nobel Prize in medicine and has written 12 books.
    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, October 16

    12:00–1:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Jean Kathryn Carlson

    For heart-centered entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their sphere of influence and call their ideal clients in. Are you wanting to increase your visibility and your profit in addition to providing the excellent service you already offer? Guess what? You have a Life Ph.D. that makes you uniquely qualified to share your gifts with your unique tribe! Your core wounds provided the training ground so it’s time to find the treasure in those wounds. Through Tribal Marketing you discover the pattern of your wounds to connect with the tribe you are uniquely designed to serve and the transformation you are uniquely designed to deliver. When you are clear about WHO your tribe is, where their HUNGER is and WHAT they are looking for, then you EMBODY your calling and your tribe hears your call. It’s a WIN for ALL!

    Advanced registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome! 

    Register by 10/14

    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, October 16

    6:30–8:30 pm

    Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson

    Have you noticed that some voices in the news, in your family or in the community are louder than most? And some rarely are heard? It’s the same thing on the inside. There are voices within us who have been waiting a long time to be heard. And there are other voices, like the critic or judge in many of us, who simply won’t be quiet. Whether it’s a dominating voice or a rarely heard voice, they are all energy. When that energy gets stuck in the body it can create discomfort, even pain and dis-ease. Energy Field Tapping, or EFT, is all about releasing stuck energy in the body and inviting a greater sense of well-being. EFT is based on unconditional radical self love, accepting ourselves exactly as we are. When we can love all our parts, we can more easily have compassion for the diversity in the world. This evening we gather together and tune in to the voices who want to be heard. We will let them speak as we tap and open up to the healing power of compassion

    Register by: 10/14

    • Thu, October 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Thursday, October 17

    12:00–1:15 pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    From the beginning of time, sound has been one of the most powerful healers. When sound waves enter and pass through our body, it results in vibrational changes. Tuning Fork Therapy uses sound and vibration to assist your physical body's organs, tissues, glands, cells, etc to reach their optimal vibrational frequency (OVF) thus allowing them to self heal. It is also helpful for reducing stress, tension, and pain management. Tuning fork therapy can also be used for deepening a spiritual connection, increasing mental clarity/focus and balancing the mind, body, and spirit. 

    Edgar Casey stated that sound (vibration) would be the medicine of the future. Tuning fork therapy draws upon the science of sound and ancient practices to create a harmonic holistic approach to health and well being. "There are places in the heart and soul only sound can touch."

    You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Register by: 10/15

    • Fri, October 18, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 18
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    Friday, October 18
    7:00–9:00 pm

    The remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years.  The documentary MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.  It captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times, the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.  NR; 97 min. 

    Register by: 10/17

    The remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years.  The documentary MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.  It captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times, the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.  NR; 97 min. 

    reg by 10/17

    • Sat, October 19, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 23
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    Saturday, October 19

    5:30–7:00 pm   

    Leaders and Registered Parents: $10 each
    Cost per girl: $10

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Celebrate Juliette Low's birthday in style!  Dance with the DJ to your favorite music in the pavilion, make a craft, play some fun games, then you will have a chance to "trunk or treat" in the parking lot before you go home! 

    PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!  All events are held outdoors.  Some spaces are covered but not heated.

    Candy and treats may contain nuts. 

    Note: This event is for registered Girl Scouts, Leaders and registered Parents only – NO SIBLINGS ALLOWED.


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

    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.

    Register by: 10/18

    • Mon, October 21, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Mondays, Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Register by: 10/19



    • Mon, October 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Mondays,  Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Ages 16+. Bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailor each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box. Come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Each student must bring an apron, hand towel and their own pottery tool kit (available at craft stores or online).

    Prerequisite beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval.

    Register by: 10/19


    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Tuesday, October 22

    6:00–7:15 pm

    Facilitator:  Elizabeth Priller

    Do you struggle with getting enough sleep? How much sleep is “enough”? Are you feeling groggy in the morning and can’t keep up with you daily tasks due to lack of energy? Have you noticed weight gain, mood changes, or increased illness? According to the CDC, 35% of Americans are not getting enough sleep. Chronic lack of sleep can affect your overall health and increase the risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease.

    In this workshop, you will learn about what actually happens when we sleep, how sleep is connected to our mental, physical, and emotional health, and learn practical techniques to encourage restorative sleep.

    Register by: 10/20


    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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    Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Eamonn Talkington

    Leave your brushes at home! In this course you will learn how to utilize non-traditional paint application techniques as you create two original abstract pieces. Together you, your class mates, and your instructor will explore the "Moment" through the creation of these abstract works of art. Paints and application utensils will be provided. Please bring two canvases no larger than 24x36, any additional you would like to use, and a small tree branch (optional).”


    Register by: 10/20

    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • Tue, November 12, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 12
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    Tuesdays, Oct. 22,  29, Nov. 5, 12

    6:00–8:30 pm

    Facilitator: Beth Campisi

    The upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye and crown) help us connect with our inner higher spiritual self to live a life that is in alignment with who we truly are. Specific information about each chakra is covered: it's color, location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a loving, peaceful more fulfilling life. This class will utilize the tools and build upon the insights learned in the Lower Chakra class. Seven Portals to Your Soul book and workbook required.


    Register by: 10/20

    • Wed, October 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 12
    Register

    Lamb Kabobs, Cabbage Stir-fry with Fennel, Millet with Lemon & Ginger

    Wednesday, October 23  

    11:30 am–1:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Usha Sundaram

    Introduction to essential spices in Indian cooking and the art of incorporating herbs, spices and whole grains in everyday cooking.  Get introduced to the essential spices and herbs for Indian cooking by learning how to cook Lamb Kabobs, Cabbage Stir-fry with Fennel and  Millet with Lemon Ginger from scratch. Along with the demonstration learn the health benefits of about 15 herbs and spices used in the dish.

    In the subsequent classes, learn how to incorporate turmeric and other anti-Inflammatory spices in our everyday cooking to stay healthy with the double benefit of enhanced taste. Learn how a variety of bland and boring vegetables like turnips, kale, cabbage, etc. can become tantalizing and tasty AND could be the main meal. Learn the benefits of eating “green” not only by eating greens but by eating a variety of whole grains which can be used as a substitute for bread  and rolls. Fee includes the cost of ingredients. Come hungry! 

    Register by: 10/21


    • Wed, October 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, October 23 

    6:00–8:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Cheryl Sheinman

    Dialogue, based on the oral tradition of Native American council, has been used with various groups to teach the practice of listening skills and the ways in which to speak from one’s authentic voice. In dialogue, conducted via a council circle, we learn to listen deeply and to speak from the heart. This practice can help you find your truth and articulate it without judgment from others. Dialogue can also help to address inner and outer conflicts. Just listening and speaking in the way of council often unfolds answers to individual and group challenges. It can help you to access and speak from your inner truth. Hearing yourself and others in a new and more profound way, you may come to see something and/or others in a completely different light. Together we will learn the techniques of and engage in authentic dialogue as we embrace this ancient practice.

    “To listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.”

    –Poet and spiritual leader, Mark Nepo

    Register by 10/21

    • Thu, October 24, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Thursdays,  Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5

    9:30–11:30 am

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they're interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by: 10/22



    • Sat, October 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
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    Saturdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, Dec. 7

    10:00 am–Noon

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future.  Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by: 10/24

    • Sun, October 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 28
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    Sunday, October 27

    1:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of the place of music, dance and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginner to professional. All levels are welcome! Drums provided. Please bring your own if you have one.

    Register by: 10/24

    • Mon, October 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 18
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    Monday, October 28
    6:00–9:00 pm

    Some British retirees (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Cecelia Imrie) decide to outsource their retirement to exotic — and less expensive — India. Lured by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, and imagining a life of leisure in lush surroundings, they arrive to find that the Marigold Hotel is not as advertised. Though their new home is not quite what they had imagined, the retirees find that life and love can begin again when they let go of their pasts. PG-13; 124 min. We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.

    Advanced Registration is REQUIRED for food counts. NO WALK-INS.

    Register by: 10/27

    • Wed, October 30, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
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