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NEW! Summer
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"Go Gently On This Earth" Exhibit
April 15 — May 29

Watercolor Classes
Begins May 3, 10:00a

Acrylic Painting
Begins May 4, 9:00a

Pastel Painting
Begins May 4, 1:00p

Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery
Begins May 4, 1:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
May 5, 9:30–10:45a

Create with
Alcohol Inks

Begins May 5, 1:00p

Therapeutic Yoga
May 6, 10:00–11:00a

Rit® Dye 101
May 9, 1:00–4:00p

Bookwoman: All the Light We Cannot See
May 11, 9:30–11:00a

EarthMatters: Self-Watering Containers
May 11, Noon–1:30p

Encaustic Painting
May 14–15, 1:00–4:00p

Yoga Nidra
May 21, 10:00–11:30a

 

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LUNCH & LEARN

Rockford Womanspace

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 Sandra Slaga Slaga Law Slaga Law

 

Chakra Foods | Foster Care for Dogs | Radon |
Food Security in Rockford | The Basics of International Travel

 

Chakra Foods
Learn about specific foods and wellness strategies for each of your body’s energy centers or chakras that can help you overall with: grounding and physical health, dealing with feelings, enhancing self-confidence, increasing gratitude and joy, facilitating self-knowledge and clear communication, developing your intuition and imagination, and assisting with a body/mind/spirit connection.

Kathy Moehling is a Board Certified Holistic RN, Traditional Naturopath, Holistic Health & Life Coach, energy work practitioner in Therapeutic & Healing Touch, and a Massage Therapist with over 40 years experience. In addition to teaching teleclasses in holistic coaching with Wisdom of the Whole (formerly Bark Coaching Institute), Kathy maintains a private practice in her home and in the Holistic Health Room at Womanspace.

Course #: LL15-12
Date: May 11
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Kathy Moehling, RN
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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Foster Care for Dogs
Many people feel they could never provide a foster home for a dog because it would be heartbreaking to say good-bye. Barb Phillips will explain how to choose a rescue organization as well as the screening methods used by most rescue groups to provide a great match. Learn things you should know about having a foster dog--what the requirements are; what to expect; how to bring the new dog into your home. You will also learn that "furever" placements are heartwarming, not heartbreaking!

Barb Phillips has worked with dogs for many years, including lure coursing, showing them and grooming. In addition, she has provided foster care for rescue dogs for four years.

Course #: LL15-13
Date: June 15
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Barb Phillips
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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Radon: How Radioactive is Your Air?
The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States (second only to smoking), and first among non-smokers. According to a study conducted by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), 41% of homes tested for radon in Illinois had levels higher than the action level of 4.0 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). Holly Hoffman will not only explain what radon is, she will also provide information about local statistics and how you can obtain a reliable test your home for radon along with advice about how radon levels can be reduced.

Holly Hoffman, owner of Safe at Home, Inc., is a realtor and an Illinois Licensed Radon Measurement Professional (IEMA).

Course #: LL15-14
Date: June 22
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Holly Hoffman
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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Food Security in Rockford:
What's Being Done and How You Can Help

One out of six children are food insecure in Winnebago County. The poverty rate in our public school system is so high it is more effective to feed everyone a free breakfast/lunch than spend the time to figure out who is not eligible! The Rock River Valley Pantry, a community based food pantry, assists over 7,000 clients every month. In FY15 they distributed over 1.2 millions pounds of food. Our clients receive emergency food provisions that will last them 3-4 days. This is accomplished with the help of 80+ volunteers, a food rescue program that is supported by the local grocery stores, food drives, fundraising events, and donations. Discussion will include local poverty facts, impact on our community, and opportunities for you to get involved and make a difference.

Kim Adams-Bakke has been the Executive Director at the RRVP for the last ten year. Prior to her service with the RRVP she spent 23 years in recreation and facility management for the Belvidere and Rockford Park Districts.

Course #: LL15-15
Date: July 13
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Kim Adams-Bakke
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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The Basics of International Travel
If you are planning an international trip and want it to go as smoothly as possible, you will want to hear the tips Jan has to offer. She will explain what you need to know about passports (including the upcoming special issues faced by Illinois residents); safety tips as well as where to go for help in another country; the pros and cons of using a travel agent; helpful ideas about travel insurance and much more. Be ready to take lots of notes! There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

As part of a 5th grade Geography assignment, Jan Heuer was asked 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 of these things and more in over thirty years of travel. A former teacher, Jan spends time as a docent at Anderson Gardens and Laurent House.

Course #: LL15-16
Date: August 17
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Jan Heuer
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
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