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"2 x 2" Exhibit
August 7–September 11

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Sept. 3, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
Sept. 4, 10:00–11:00a

Beginning Watercolor
Begins Sept. 8, 10:00a

Bookwoman:
A Ruth Reichl Day

Sept. 9, 9:30–11:00a

EarthMatters
Sept. 9, Noon–1:15p

Creating Stories & Sharing Lives
Begins Sept. 9, 6:00p

Advanced Watercolor
Begins Sept. 10, 10:00a

Womansong Potluck
Sept. 10, 5:30–6:45p

Yoga Nidra
Sept. 12, 10:00–11:30a

Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day
Oct. 8, 7:00p

 

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Rockford Womanspace

 

Lunch and Learn

A mid-day opportunity for you to take a little “time-out” for food and conversation. Bring a sack lunch; Womanspace will supply beverages and the speaker. Lunch & Learn programs are sponsored by:

Slaga Law Slaga Law

 

Hiking the Appalachian Trail | The Basics of Reiki |
Art in the Boonies | Identity Protection |
Intro to the Akashic Record | How to Winterize Your Home |

 

A Walk of Life: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Kathryn Brown completed hiking 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail in August of 2014. She will share with us the AT’s history, her experience of nature at its most powerful, and a picture of the fascinating people who take this journey. Her photos and stories go beyond hiking, and describe the profound personal moments of the trail. Kathryn believes that the lessons of the trail provide a guidebook for our own personal journey through the steep parts of life.

Dr. Kathryn Brown has been a clinical psychologist in the Rockford area for over 30 years. She hiked the Inca Trail in her 50s and decided to backpack both the Colorado Trail and the Appalachian Trail for her 60s. She and her husband David live on an organic farm where she is a beekeeper. They have had many foster dogs, travel together, and take cross country motorcycle trips. Kathryn states: “I believe in the gift of life, the goodness of people, the power of prayer, and beauty of our sacred earth.”

Course #: LL14-15
Date: August 19
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Brown, EdD.
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by August 17. Registration Policy

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The Basics of Reiki
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) means Universal Life Force Energy. Ki is the energy that flows through every living thing at all times. One could call it a spiritual energy system, but not a religion. It is an ancient Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing through a light laying of the hands. Clients remain fully clothed and often describe it as a warm, soothing feeling that helps to relieve stress and tension, and supports physical, emotional and mental well being.

Beth Campisi is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Chakra Instructor through Bridges of Unity. Her focus is helping others connect on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels to achieve wholeness and well-being using holistic and complementary modalities including working with the chakras.

Course #: LL15-1
Date: September 16
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Beth Campisi
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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Art in the Boonies
Is there Art in the Boonies aka Boone County? Learn about the various types of public art that enhance life in our neighboring county. This lively slide presentation explains why Belvidere is known as the “City of Murals,” offers a look at county-wide sculptures, ranging from life-sized draft horses to a tornado to a child artist painting, and gives a glimpse inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pettit Memorial Chapel.

Jan July, Vice-president of the Boone County Arts Council, has had a lifelong interest in art. After earning an Associate in Art degree at Rock Valley College, she has enjoyed painting and drawing classes at Womanspace and the Center for Learning in Retirement, and has participated in workshops in Illinois and Wisconsin. She has compiled several booklets, brochures and programs focused on art in Boone County for the BCAC.

Course #: LL15-2
Date: September 30
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Jan July
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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Identity Protection & Password Management
What sort of footprint do you leave on the internet? Get informed about the impact of personal information and how to keep it from hurting your identity and livelihood. Take a dive into internet and general technical security, including how to choose efficient passwords and keep track of them.

Rebecca Glon, a desktop technician born and raised in the Stateline area, has over seven years’ experience supporting desktops, servers, networks, IP phones, and users of all ranges of technical know-how. She’s learned her patience leading a high school Girl Scout Mariner Ship of 40+ active members and is always quick with a joke or insightful observation. Rebecca strives to make the atmosphere inclusive for the eager mind and willing attitude.

Course #: LL15-3
Date: October 7
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Rebecca Glon
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 6 Registration Policy

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An Introduction to the Akashic Record
The Akashic Record is also called the “Book of God’s Remembrances,” or “Book of Life.” The Akashic record contains all of an individual’s lifetimes and sojourns between lifetimes. This includes all experiences, thoughts, opinions, emotions and relationships. By accessing the Akashic Record, present day problems can be corrected at their original source, for rapid and complete healing. Learn more about what the Akashic record is, how we access it, what kind of information it can provide. A short demonstration reading will be performed with a volunteer from the audience.

Dr. Cindy Stear is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and is certified in hypnosis. She has a private practice in the local area, compassionately serving children through adults for 20 years across the lifespan. She specializes in health psychology, play therapy, executive coaching and anxiety/depression. She has studied the work of Edgar Cayce and the Akashic records for 30 years, and is attuned to provide Akashic readings.

Course #: LL15-4
Date: October 21
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Dr. Cindy Stear
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 20 Registration Policy

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How to Winterize Your Home
Whether you live in your house year-round or leave during the winter for a warmer climate, there are many ways you can protect your home. Learn from an expert about simple Do-It-Yourself steps that could protect you from the heartbreak and expense caused by winter-related damage. A Q&A discussion will follow this presentation.

Tom Hoffman, general contractor and licensed home inspector, has been providing quality home inspections for the northern Illinois area since 1996. In addition, he frequently teaches home maintenance programs for first-time homebuyers.

Course #: LL15-5
Date: November 4
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Tom Hoffman
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by November 3 Registration Policy

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