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NEW! Summer
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Student & Teacher
Art Show

May 15–July 5

Glitzy Garage Sale
May 29–31, 2015

Foam Rolling Relief
June 1, 10:30–11:30a

Mindfulness Group
June 1, Noon–1:30p

Clayworks:
Raku Urns & Treasures

Begins June 1, 1:00p

Art Uncorked:
Painted Wine Glasses

June 2, 6:00–8:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
June 4, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
June 5, 10:00–11:00a

Youth Program:
Tye-Dye Science

June 6, 9:30–11:00a

Create with Me:
Tye-Dye Experiment

June 6, Noon–1:30p

Junior Girl Scouts: Agent of Change Journey
June 8–18, 3:00–5:00p

Intermediate Watercolor
Begins June 11, 10:00a

Yoga Nidra
June 13, 10:00–11:30a

 

Calendar of Events

 

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

 

Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired | Ten Signs of Alzheimers |
Hug a Dog: Holistic Approach to Well-being |
Hiking the Appalachian Trail

 

Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired
This class will discuss why many people find themselves in cycles of disease, injury, and fatigue. Participants will learn strategies for breaking these cycles as well as how to prevent future ones. Ready to take health to the next level? Join us for a class that will give you the tools to take the next step.

Dr. Hannah Orem was sick and tired of being sick and tired in a cycle of continuous injuries. Her healing so dramatically changed her life that she dedicated her life’s work to helping people overcome similar health problems. Dr. Orem was born and raised in Rockford and returned to her hometown after her doctorate training to provide hope to other people who are seeking answers in their own health journeys.

Course #: LL14-12
Date: June 17
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Dr. Hannah Orem
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by June 15. Registration Policy

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

 

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Alzheimer's: Know the Ten Signs —
Early Detection Matters

This class will discuss why many people find themselves in cycles of disease, injury, and fatigue. Participants will learn strategies for breaking these cycles as well as how to prevent future ones. Ready to take health to the next level? Join us for a class that will give you the tools to take the next step.

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as normal age-related memory changes. Attend this program to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly held misconceptions about Alzheimer’s. Hear from people who have the disease, find out how to recognize the warning signs in yourself and others, and learn why early detection matters.

Course #: LL14-13
Date: July 15
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Susan Sklar
Location: William Reif Gallery
Fee: Freewill Offering
Register by July 13. Registration Policy

 

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Hug a Dog & Take a Deep Breath —
A Holistic Approach to Well-Being

Discover the history of the human/canine bond and the development of early therapy dog visits. Participants will learn the difference between service dogs, working dogs, assistance dogs, comfort dogs and therapy dogs. Find out how the presence of a dog in a medical setting can help patients, guests and staff. Therapy dogs will be in attendance and introduced to the audience. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and interact with the real stars of the show – the dogs.

Deb Schwarze is the Caring Canines Coordinator and Art Therapist at Swedish American Hospital. She holds master’s degrees in art therapy and counseling and has trained a therapy dog of her own. Deb started the therapy dog program at Swedes in 2010. By the time they celebrate their 5th Anniversary in September, Caring Canine teams will have made over 40,000 contacts with guests, patients and staff members.

Course #: LL14-14
Date: August 5
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Deb Schwarze
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by August 3. Registration Policy

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

 

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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

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

 

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