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NEW! Fall Your Guide

 

Star Student &
Teacher Exhibit

Aug. 12–Sept. 25

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
Aug. 25, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
Aug. 26, 10:00–11:00a

Supper & Film: Sunshine Cleaning
Aug. 29, 6:00–9:00p

Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery
Sept. 1, 1:00–4:00p

Watercolor Classes
Begin Sept. 6, 10:00a

 

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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:

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Basics of International Travel |
Take a Step Toward Balancing Your Life |
Putting the Landscape to Bed | Intro to "A Course in Miracles" |
Patient Empowerment | Big-Hearted Change |
Let's Get Our Crone On!

 

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
Register by August 15 Registration Policy

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Take a Step Toward Balancing Your Life
Unbalanced lifestyles impact every facet of our daily lives. Feeling unfulfilled or in a rut can be the result. Learn to identify the areas in your life that are impacting your health and well being. Individualized goals will be set so that the participant may continue to move forward toward a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Take the beginning steps to living a life well lived.

Karla has been a counselor in a group home, a weight loss facility, an endocrinologist’s office and the local school district for over 30 years. During the past five years she has been following her beliefs and has functioned as a wellness and health coach. She believes that everyone has the capacity to make positive changes by establishing small, achievable and maintainable goals. Just “Take a Step!”

Course #: LL16-1
Date: September 21
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Karla Johnson
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by September 20 Registration Policy

 

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Putting the Landscape to Bed
What you do in your landscape this fall can greatly affect your perennials and shrubs next year. This program will discuss fall gardening activities in your landscape. Topics covered will include preparing plants to overwinter indoors, fall pruning, proper sanitation, pest control, fall lawn repair, and various fall planting options. You’ll go away with some tips for success in preparing your landscape for the upcoming winter.

Candice Miller, University of Illinois Extension Educator, offers leadership, community programs and expertise in Horticulture Sciences throughout northwest Illinois. Her primary areas of focus are home horticultural, indoor plant, and greenhouse production topics.

Course #: LL16-2
Date: September 28
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Candice Miller
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by September 27 Registration Policy

 

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An Introduction to "A Course in Miracles"
Join us in exploring the basic principles of “A Course in Miracles,” a complete self-study spiritual thought system. The Course teaches that the way to universal love and peace — or remembering God — is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. It thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. It also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum of which there are "many thousands" and that it is a spiritual teaching not a religion.

Marge Orchard is a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT) and former Prayer Chaplain Coordinator at Unity of Fox Valley. She is a regular speaker at Unity Churches in Rockford, Fox Valley, and Woodstock. In addition, she offers many classes throughout the year, including The Work by Byron Katie and a weekly class on "A Course in Miracles."

Course #: LL16-3
Date: October 19
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Marge Orchard
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 18. Registration Policy

 

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Patient Empowerment: How to Search Medical Literature
Are you or someone else living with a serious illness, such as cancer, or the chronic health issues of survivorship? Do you want to be more proactive in returning to or maintaining good health? Do you want to have more informed discussions with your doctor? Knowledge is power. By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you will be better able to ask pertinent questions, seek the best healthcare, pursue the latest treatments, and find ongoing support communities. In this session, you will learn how to empower yourself through a medical literature search in the database PubMed and via the Internet. You will learn how to obtain free copies of articles hosted on paid subscription sites. The instructors will share examples of how they applied research skills to their mutual journey as caregiver and cancer patient. They will discuss credible sources, how to read and understand a study, and how to locate medical experts and treatments. While the focus of this talk is cancer care, the skills can be applied to any major illness or chronic condition.

For 14 years, Dr. Schnetker (Ted) has taught a graduate level course on understanding research results called Information Literacy. During his time as caregiver to a cancer patient, he applied his research skills to finding the most knowledgeable specialists and best treatments available.

Valerie Gibbons has worked as an instructional designer and editor. She taught college writing and research skills to technical college students and edited two doctoral dissertations. Being informed by medical research has helped her navigate acute myeloid leukemia and a stem cell transplant.

Course #: LL16-4
Date: October 26
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenters: Ted Schnetker, Ph.D. and Valerie Gibbons, M.S.Ed.
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by October 25. Registration Policy

 

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Big-Hearted Change
The world is going through unprecedented transformation with two motivating forces for change. One is fear. The other is love. Fear takes us further into bondage. Love sets us free. This is true whether we are making decisions for ourselves or as a collective for the greater good. In 2012, Marcia was given an inspired approach to change that is grounded in love. After working with it for several years, she was guided to document this approach in book form for individuals, families, companies and communities whose desire is to facilitate change that promotes the highest outcome for all involved. Marcia will present this powerful, yet simple, love-based system of change that is offered in her latest book 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change for Our New World Rising, now available at Womanspace.

Marcia (Phillips) West, founder of Bridges of Unity, is the author of Seven Portals To Your Soul and Big-Hearted Change. A visionary and mystic by nature and former teacher, engineer and bodyworker by trade and education, Marcia translates inspired concepts of love-based systems of unity into simple and practical tools for everyday life. She is a speaker, workshop facilitator, and mentor. bridgesofunity.com

Course #: LL16-5
Date: November 2
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenter: Marcia (Phillips) West
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by November 1. Registration Policy

 

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Let's Get Our Crone On!
Ruth and Jan return to guide us through the history of the Divine Feminine. Enjoy a brief description of the Maiden, Mother and Crone through history with an emphasis on the Crone archetype and its distortion over the years. Discover how our lives today been shaped by “innocent” myths and fairy tales. Learn to embrace your Crone with dignity and humor.

Ruth Ora Jackson, MS, ND, CNHP, has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and offers psychological and health counseling in her private practice. A member of Womanspace for over 25 years, Ruth has been president of the board and received the Womanspirit Founder’s Award.

Jan Heuer has a Master's degree in theater from NIU and was a teacher and consultant for RPS205's Gifted & Talented program for 31 years. Jan volunteers her time and energy at a number of organizations within Rockford including Womanspace.

Course #: LL16-6
Date: November 16
Time: Wednesday, Noon-1:00p
Presenters: Ruth Ora Jackson & Jan Heuer
Location: William Reif Gallery
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by November 15. Registration Policy

 

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