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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 
    • Mon, April 01, 2019
    • Mon, April 29, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00-11:30am

    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 ends two days before each class. 


    • Tue, April 02, 2019
    • Tue, April 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 1
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30th (no class Apr 9th)
    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, April 03, 2019
    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
    6:00-7:00pm

    Facilitated by Sandra Williams, LCSW

    Have you ever wondered WHAT meditation and mindfulness are and the history behind these practices? Have you ever wondered WHY you would want to practice them? Are you curious HOW your mind, emotions, body and spiritual practice may be affected and helped by meditation and mindfulness? Do you want to explore HOW you can meditate and practice mindfulness? We will explore all of these questions AND PRACTICE forms of meditation and mindfulness each week. If you would like to have a greater sense of calm, be more present in your daily life, be more alert, be more energized day-to-day or experience more joy in life, this is the class to get you started.

    Register by 4/1

    • Thu, April 04, 2019
    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Thursdays, April 4, 18, & 25

    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:  4/3

    • Thu, April 04, 2019
    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25

    6:00-7:30pm

    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 ends two days before each class. 


    • Fri, April 05, 2019
    • Fri, April 26, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Fridays, April 5, 19, 26
    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.


    • Sat, April 13, 2019
    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion or Media Room
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!  Come join this three week series of R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense

    Saturdays,  April 13, 20, & 27

    9:00am-Noon

    FacilitatorJimmie Getter

    For mothers & daughters, ages 8-80.  Develop awareness and confidence by learning easy techniques to use to defend yourself in times of distress.  The skills you learn in this 8-hour course can help protect against bullies, abductions, and others who may want to harm you.  There will be new added content from previous classes.  Become a member today to take advantage of this free class!  Register early, space is limited!

    Register by:  April 10th

    • Tue, April 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Womanspace -- Media Room
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7

    6:00-8:30pm

    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, therefore the prerequisite class Opening the Lower Chakras is Required. Book and workbook required.


    Register by 04/14

    • Wed, April 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Cancelled: Class to be rescheduled in the fall!  Wednesday, April 24

    12:00-1:15pm

    Facilitator:  Beth Campisi

    Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings. 

    Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy. 

    For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.


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

    • Thu, April 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

    Thursday, April 25

    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Facilitator: Shelia Trevino


     A class to discuss the process of buying a home, whether you're a new buyer or seasoned homeowner. We'll guide you through the process of searching for your next home, including areas to watch for or parts of the process that may have changed since your last purchase. We'll also touch on selling an existing home, and how you might undertake the chore of selling, buying and moving. Even if you've been through this before, it will be helpful to re-visit the process so that you will feel confident in taking your next steps and finding that perfect home.

    Register by 4/23


    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 8
    Register

    Saturday, April 27th

    1:00-2:30pm

    Facilitator:  Michael Batee


    Gongtopia It’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Imagine floating in an ocean of sound, where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened. 

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.  Walk-ins will be welcomed. 

    • Sun, April 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace
    • 25
    Register

    Sunday, April 28

    1:00-4:00pm

    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 April 25

    • Mon, April 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 17
    Register

    Monday, April 29
    6:00-9:00p

    Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

    After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message aimed at the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

    Advanced Registration by the day before is REQUIRED for food counts.  NO WALK-INS.  We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.


    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Wednesdays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 04/29

    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Wednesday, May 1

    12:00-1:30pm

    Facilitator:  Mica Cascarano Berg

    Have you ever pondered that you may have lived "before"? Join us on May Day for “Lunch and Learn" with a focus on Past Life Regression, a healing modality that provides access to the subconscious to assist with a variety of aspects. Visiting Rockford native, Michele (Mica) Cascarano Berg MS, CH, CLC, will share how this experience, which she will facilitate at Womanspace on Saturday, May 11th, may be beneficial for you or someone you may know. (Some of the possible benefits include releasing fears, phobias, and emotional blocks, alleviating physical issues and challenges, connecting with loved ones and spirit guides, receiving insights about your relationships and life purpose or enhancing skills and talents.) Mica has been discovering past lives since she was three and is a certified hypnotist trained by one of the world’s most renown experts in past life therapy, Dr. Brian Weiss, author of "Many Lives, Many Masters.”

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

    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesdays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22

    Facilitator: Rebecca Taylor

    Anything drawn in a circle or a circular image is called a Mandala and anyone can draw one! While the complex meaning of a Mandala is the Universe and connecting to your soul, the down to Earth explanation is : It allows you to set your thinking aside and let your intuition speak! The very nature of creating a Mandala is therapeutic, self healing and creating Mandalas is FUN! Using shapes colors and patterns can represent many things and like Tangling is restful and meditative. It's easy, fun, creative and a great way to de-stress yourself.

    Supplies: Good quality drawing paper 9x12 or larger, compass, HB pencil, eraser, .03 black pen and colored pencils or markers & ruler. Everything else will be provided.

    Reg by: 04/29

    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Womanspace
    • 11
    Register

    Thursdays, May 2, 9. 16. 23. & 30*

    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.

    *Due to the Glitzy Garage Sale preparation, conditions for this class may be less than ideal.  This class may be held in a different location at Womanspace.

    Register by the day prior to class. 

    • Thu, May 02, 2019
    • Thu, May 23, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Thursdays,  May 2, 9, 16, & 23 (No class on May 30th due to Glitzy!)

    6:00-7:30pm

    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 ends two days before each class. 


    • Fri, May 03, 2019
    • Fri, May 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 11
    Register

    Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24th (No class on May 31st, due to Glitzy Garage Sale!)

    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.


    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Saturday, May 4th

    9:30am-Noon

    Facilitator:  Barrie Carter Gibby

    Celebrate New Moon feminine time using the Archetype of WATER as a focus for walking the flowing curves of the labyrinth. Working in Circle, this morning retreat weaves readings, movement, chants, journal prompts and meditation with River and Water connections to harvest our deeper wisdom on the path. From the mystery of birthing and “breaking water” to purification, death and re-creation, pilgrims will embrace these themes for the collected energy of walking together.

    Wear comfortable clothing. Drums, singing bowls & bells are welcome.

    Women only please.

    Please plan to join others for the Walk as One at One.

    A boxed lunch served at noon before Walking as One at One.  Lunch is included in the price of the workshop. 

    Advanced Registration is required.  Register by May 2nd.



    • Sat, May 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace Labyrinth
    Register


    Saturday, May 4th

    1pm

    Facilitator:  Barrie Gibby

    This annual event is a worldwide Act of Solidarity and UNITY. This day and time represent the gathering of seekers of world peace and harmony to broaden worldwide connections and to establish a strong statement of the Oneness of journeying together. As a symbol of life’s journey for almost 5000 years, the labyrinth has become a vehicle for profound transformations. The collected power of peace and healing will be felt simultaneously all over the globe by communities walking as One at 1 pm. Join this reflective and celebrative time on the single path that circuitously winds its way to the center and back out into the world. Womanspace has a beautiful one!
    Bring prayers of peace, instruments and strong voices for our ritual walk together.
    "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach of peace and bring gladness of good things.” Adapted from Isaiah 52.
    The Labyrinth Walk as One at One will happen rain or shine - The event will be in our covered Pavilion if necessary.

    Walk-ins are welcome.  Registration is appreciated.

    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    If you are interested in learning  the basics of relief printmaking, this beginner-friendly class is the perfect time to do it. Students will learn to design prints, carve them, and print them. One color prints will be the main focus but multi-color prints are a possibility for those who are interested. We will primarily be working with linoleum blocks and potentially wood. Printing is possible on both paper and fabric. Students are encouraged to bring an 18x24 pad of drawing paper, a sharpie, a sketchbook, and their creativity. 

    Register by 05/04


    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Media Room
    Register

    Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20

    10:00-11:30am

    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 ends two days before each class. 


    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 20
    Register

    Monday, May 6th

    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.

    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Mondays May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Start your week off by doing something you love, while learning to 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 tailer 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, so 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.

    Prerequisite beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval.

    Reg by 05/04



    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  May 7, 14, 21, 28

    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 05/05


    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • Tue, May 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays, May  7, 14, 21 (No class on May 28th due to Glitzy Garage Sale!)

    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.


    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Tuesdays,  May 7, 14, 21, 28

    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 05/05


    • Tue, May 07, 2019
    • Tue, May 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 16
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28

    6:00-7:30pm

    Facilitator: Delinda Grindle, LCSW



    “Journeying through Grief” will provide you with the opportunity to learn about and understand the grieving process. It is a chance for you to give yourself permission to reflect, grieve, and make the commitment to heal and find continued meaning in living and loving. 

    Register by 5/5


    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register


    Wednesday, May 8th

    9:30-11:00am

    Notorious RGB: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. The authors draw on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well as an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells the story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
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    Wednesdays,  May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 05/06



    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, May 8th

    Noon - 1:15pm  

    Facilitator: Phillip Anderson

    What is community supported agriculture or CSA? It is a program in which members buy a "share" of the year's harvest before the season begins. This arrangement provides unique advantages for the grower and the consumer. The growers are assured a degree of certainty in marketing their produce, and consumers have a direct source for their fresh vegetable needs, all while contributing to the local economy and sound land management principles.

    Come and meet Philip Anderson. Hear the wonderful story of his family and how the Anderson Organics farm grew to be what it is today. Learn about organic farming techniques, the new greenhouses and microgreens! Phil will also talk about the vegetables they are growing for this season and how to get INVOLVED. How to purchase a “Share” for the 2019 season. Anderson Organics is located in Caledonia, right in our own backyard.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 21
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    Wednesday, May 8th
    6:00-8:00p

    The story of City of Joy is the story of love and community. It is the story of what happens when women who are sexual survivors live together in community, heal themselves and each other, and create their destiny on their own terms. The transformation that is seen at City of Joy is profound - the most abused become the most powerful who turn poison into medicine, isolation into community, shame into self-love, silence into story. This is the story of what happens when women have time to heal and truly release and transform trauma, when women are loved and held and nurtured and treated with deepest kindness, dignity and intention.
    Our gratitude to the first class at City of Joy, the Co-Founders of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver, Dr. Denis Mukwege, and Eve Ensler, and Director Madeleine Gavin and the filmmakers for capturing the story of City of Joy.

    There will be time for a discussion following the screening of this documentary.

    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 14
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