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NEW! Fall Your Guide

 

The Natural World Exhibit Opening
Sept. 30, 5:30–7:00p

Mindfulness Group
Oct. 3, Noon–1:30p

Genealogy Resources
Begins Oct. 4, 1:00p

Film & Discussion: Consider the Conversation
Oct. 5, 6:30–8:30p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Oct. 6, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
Oct. 7, 10:00–11:00a

Batik Weekend Workshop
Oct. 8 & 9, 10:00a–3:00p

Art Lecture:
Winslow Homer

Oct. 11, 6:00–7:30p

Bookwoman: The Kitchen House
Oct. 12, 9:30a–11:00a

 

Calendar of Events

 

GROUPS

Rockford Womanspace

EarthMatters Group | Photography Group | Bookwoman |
Supper & Film

 

EarthMatters
Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place where people come to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Please join us for our 10th year of earth mothering! Fiona presents an informative talk, hosts a speaker or plans an activity that will be listed each month in Intertwinings. All are welcome–please join us!

October 12: The Environmental Impact of Clothing
We will discuss how natural fibers are grown, the production of man-made fibers, ethical questions on the manufacturing of garments, and fair-trade and organic options.

November 9: Make and Take: Personal Care Items
Must register by November 3rd. We will make facial scrubs, deodorant, calendula salve etc. Bring small containers, approximate size of 4oz jelly jars. Cost of materials: $7 to be paid to instructor on day of class. Meet in the Art Studio.

December 14: Green Crafting Make & Take for the Holidays
We will create gift items and cards by recycling and using natural bits and pieces. Bring swap gifts. Item you have no use for could be someone else’s treasure; bring a gift take a gift! Meet in the Art Studio.

Fiona grew up in the Cotswold’s of England surrounded by arable farmland, sheep, and wild flowers. She enjoys vegetable and flower gardening, bee keeping and discussing ecological topics with environmentalists. She believes that each one of us can make a positive difference in protecting and preserving our natural world.

Course #: EM16-2, EM16-3, EM16-4
Dates: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14
Time: Wednesdays, Noon–1:15p
Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce
Location: William Reif Gallery (Nov. & Dec. Art Studio)
Fee: Freewill Offering (unless otherwise noted)
Prior registration is appreciated; walk-ins welcome. Registration Policy

 

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ViewFinders Photography Group
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 DSLR’s. Join us with your ideas and questions along with your camera, of course.

Barb Phillips likes dabbling in many different forms of media, but photography is one that has always been consistent. From her first beloved Instamatic 104 to her current Pentax dslr, she realizes the quote “the best camera is the one that’s with you” is all too true. So many great shots are with cell phones, because they are always with us. It’s not the shooting device we have, it’s what we see.

Course #: VF16-2, -3, -4
Dates: Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13
Time: Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Facilitator: Barb Phillips
Location: William Reif Gallery
Fee: Freewill Offering
Prior registration is appreciated; walk-ins welcome. Registration Policy

 

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BOOKWOMAN DISCUSSION GROUP


All women are invited to this book club to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

 

The Kitchen House
by Kathleen Grissom
In this gripping novel, a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War. Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.

Course #: BW16-2
Dates: October 12
Time: Wednesday, 9:30–11:00a
Location: Media Room
Freewill Offering
Prior registration is appreciated; walk-ins welcome! Registration Policy

 

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The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
Full of heart and humor, Simsion’s debut novel about a fussy, socially-challenged man’s search for the perfect wife is smart, quirky, and fun. You would have to be a pretty cynical reader not to fall for Don Tillman, a handsome genetics professor who has crafted a pathologically micromanaged life for himself but can’t seem to score a second date. After launching his Wife Project, which includes a hilarious questionnaire intended to weed out imperfect candidates — smokers, makeup wearers, vegans — Don meets Rosie, a stunning, maddeningly disorganized bartender/student who’s looking for her biological father. Half the fun of the book is watching pent-up, Asperger’s-afflicted Don break free, thanks to Rosie, from his precisely controlled, annoyingly sensible, and largely humorless lifestyle. By the final third, you will be cheering for Don to shatter all his rules.

Course #: BW16-3
Dates: November 9
Time: Wednesday, 9:30–11:00a
Location: Media Room
Freewill Offering
Prior registration is appreciated; walk-ins welcome! Registration Policy

 

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SUPPER & FILM DISCUSSION GROUP


Supper & Film is a very popular program that often fills the Media Room to capacity. While advance registration is preferred, we will now accept registrations as late as noon on the day of the film if we still have seats available. No Walk-Ins. We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters and artistry.

 

Finding Vivian Maier (NR)
When Vivian Maier died at the age of 83 in the spring of 2009, those who had known the woman remembered her as a nanny with a humorously stiff gait and a penchant for taking photographs. In the short time since Maier’s death, her narrative has been radically rewritten, her striking street photography celebrated in exhibitions from Los Angeles to London. That such a private, peculiar woman could retroactively be recognized as one of the best photographers of the last 50 years is a testament to the untold great art being made under our collective nose. (2013)

Course #: SF16-2
Dates: October 24
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by NOON October 24. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 


The Danish Girl (R)
Based on a true story about the lives of Danish artists Einar Wegener and Gerda Wegener, The Danish Girl is both incredible and devastating, revolving around a fundamental human curiosity: identity. When a model is late for her sitting, Gerda asks Einar to stand in for her to pose for the painting. This act begins to reveal Einar’s lifelong identification as a woman that was kept hidden until that day. What follows is a journey of discovery and changing relationships as Einar transitions to her new identity as Lili Elbe. (2015)

Course #: SF16-3
Dates: November 28
Time: Monday, 6:00–9:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by NOON November 28. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 


Lovely, Still (PG)
A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time. Lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) braves the wintry snow on the walk from his job at the grocery store to his home, only to discover a stranger (Ellen Burstyn) in his house. What begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a new chance for romance, and the elderly couple's love affair takes us on a heartfelt journey that reveals an unexpected twist. (2008)

Course #: SF16-4
Dates: December 13
Time: Tuesday, Noon–2:00p
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
MUST Register by December 12. Registration Policy

Fee
Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone

 

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