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Winter Your Guide


"Dorothy Bock:
Coming Full Circle"
Art Exhibit

January 9–March 8

Therapeutic Yoga
Jan. 23, 10:00–11:00a

Yoga Nidra
Jan. 24, 10:00–11:30a

Foam Rolling Relief
Jan. 26, 10:30–11:30a

Supper & Film:
About Time

Jan. 26, 6:00–9:00p

Art Journal: Preparing Your Journal
Jan. 27, 6:00–8:00p

Nia Dancing
Jan. 28, Noon–1:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Jan. 29, 9:30–10:45a

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Jan. 29, 5:30–6:45p

Archetypes & Art
Jan. 29, 6:00–9:00p

Mindfulness Group
Jan. 29, Noon–1:30p

Womansong Chorale
Begins Feb. 5, 5:30p

Pen & Ink Drawing
Begins Feb. 10, 1:00p


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:

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Avoiding Travel Horrors | Facebook…Q&A | Hermitage Retreating 101


Avoiding Travel Horrors
Are you planning a trip and not sure of how to go about it? Are you making your first or fourth International Trip and want to make sure you don’t end up in a non-English speaking country without a clue of how to get to your hotel? Are you wondering whether you should get trip insurance, use a travel agent, what’s the best seat to try to get on the plane, the best time of year to travel to a specific destination, what airlines to avoid, or whether using a tour is the best alternative?

If you have had any of these questions or more, you will want to attend this very informative lunch and learn and get your questions answered by Jan, who has experienced it all! She will talk about what is usually included in a trip, what is your responsibility, what documentation is needed, pros and cons of using a tour, what to expect on a cruise, travel insurance, baggage guidelines, single supplements, solo traveling. You will be able to plan your next trip with a greater level of confidence and knowledge!

As part of a 5th grade Geography assignment, Jan Heuer was ask to list places she would like to see. Her answer: "I want to sail the Seven Seas, visit the seven continents, stand on the Equator and the Prime Meridian, and see Kathmandu and Timbuktu." She has done all this and more in over thirty years of travel. Her travel adventures and experiences have provided a wealth of information, which she will share with the group. She is a former teacher who now spends time as a docent at Anderson Gardens, and Laurent House.

Course #: LL14-8
Date: February 18
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Jan Heuer
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by February 16. Registration Policy

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Facebook…Q&A with Liz
We want to keep up with friends and family, but lack the confidence or knowledge of how to make use of the world’s fastest growing communication tool, Facebook! If you have resisted using or just get confused about some of the options and tools with this very comprehensive (and some say fun) way of staying in touch, you will want to come to this very informative Q & A on Facebook. Bring your questions and lunch and gain a greater level of confidence in the very popular social medium.

Liz Kulevich Hiemstra is the marketing coordinator at Womanspace. In her spare time she and her husband maintain a five-acre farmette complete with dogs, cats, chickens, and a fishpond. She is also an aspiring flower and produce farmer.

Course #: LL14-9
Date: March 18
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Liz Kulevich Hiemstra
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by March 16 Registration Policy

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Hermitage Retreating 101
Did you know that within several hours of Rockford, there are three Retreat Centers that you can “escape to” to experience a type of solitude and silence so rarely experienced in our daily lives. Today, more people are going on retreat than every before. People who go on retreat today are not necessarily religious; they come from any background and any age range. What they have in common is a desire for silence, solitude and reflection. These desires are innate to the human condition and are not bound by a particular time, religion or set of beliefs. Join us to meet and learn from Sister Julia Bathon, Executive Director of Christ in the Wilderness in Stockton, Illinois. She will talk about the retreat experience, the benefits of solitude and how to prepare for a three-day stay.

Sr. Julia Marie Bathon, OSF grew up in Pinckneyville, IL the oldest of three girls and six boys. She is a Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from St. Louis, MO. Sr. Julia taught elementary school for 14 years; teaching every elementary grade level at some point in time. She was a formation director for her community for 6 years following that. The last 18 years have been spent working in retreat ministry: initially at the Center for Spiritual Development in Bird Island, MN and now Executive Director at Christ in the Wilderness Hermitage Retreat Center in Stockton, IL. She received her Master’s degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She is certified in retreat ministry and spiritual direction ministry and has been providing spiritual direction for the last 22 years.

Course #: LL14-10
Date: April 15
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Sister Julia Bathon, OSF
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by April 13. Registration Policy

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Participant's Name & Phone


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