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    • February 19, 2021
    • (CST)
    • April 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Varies
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    Women's Hiking Club

    Fridays, 1:00 pm

    Coordinator: Linda Niemiec

    Please follow Covid social distancing recommendations and bring face masks.

    It can be hard to find the motivation to get up and go outside in the winter, despite the fact that we know how beneficial it is. Keeping active and getting fresh air is fantastic for our mental and physical health. Join this wonderful Friday Afternoon Women's Hiking Club! It will give you that needed inspiration to get outside, stay active and take in nature, all while being able to connect with others and make new friends.

    This group is led by Linda Niemiec. It moves around to different, beautiful hiking trails in our region. You will be put on an email list after registering. Linda will send out an email each week by noon on Wednesday letting you know where the Friday hike will be. 

    This group is free and accessible to all! Feel free to make a donation to Womanspace here if you would like. 

    • March 04, 2021
    • (CST)
    • May 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
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    March 4–May 6

    Thursdays, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

    Facilitator: Jean Kathryn Carlson

    This class is online (ZOOM) ONLY! Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    Over the next several weeks, we will follow the Science of Well Being curriculum developed by Dr. Lori Santos of Yale University and explore what new results in psychological science teach us about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and how to flourish more.

    We’ll then have a chance to put these scientific findings into practice by building the sorts of habits that will allow us to live a happier and more fulfilling life. 

    Most importantly, we will gather weekly on ZOOM to share our ideas and experiences and deeply connect with one another. Jean Kathryn Carlson, brings a rich background of conducting gatherings where each participant is encouraged to share their ideas and experiences in a safe container. Consider inviting a friend to join you on this journey. The more connection, the better!

    This course will take place every Thursday from March 4th through May 6th. Taking part for the whole thing is ideal, but registration will remain open throughout the series. 

    In these times of restricted social engagement and physical touch, it is more important than ever to gather virtually in community to practice the science of well-being and the art of joyful living.

    We wanted to make this program accessible to all who may need it during this challenging time, so registration is available for free if you cannot afford it. 

    Over the next several weeks, we will follow the Science of Well Being curriculum developed by Dr. Lori Santos of Yale University and explore what new results in psychological science teach us about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and how to flourish more.

    We’ll then have a chance to put these scientific findings into practice by building the sorts of habits that will allow us to live a happier and more fulfilling life. 

    Most importantly, we will gather weekly on ZOOM to share our ideas and experiences and deeply connect with one another. Jean Kathryn Carlson, brings a rich background of conducting gatherings where each participant is encouraged to share their ideas and experiences in a safe container. Consider inviting a friend to join you on this journey. The more connection, the better!

    This course will take place every Thursday from March 4th through May 6th. Taking part for the whole thing is ideal, but registration will remain open throughout the series. 

    In these times of restricted social engagement and physical touch, it is more important than ever to gather virtually in community to practice the science of well-being and the art of joyful living.

    We wanted to make this program accessible to all who may need it during this challenging time, so registration is available for free if you cannot afford it. 

    • March 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Wednesday, March 10

    9:30–11:00 am

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

    Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

    Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

     –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 3/9

    • March 19, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE/ZOOM
    • 23
    Register

    Fridays, March 19 – ONLINE ZOOM CLASS!

    6:30-8:00 pm

    This class will only be online.  You will be sent a link to join the class after you register.  Please download the Zoom app by clicking the link so you can have it ready before the class begins. 

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    Join us in the Zoom Drum Class where Helen will share with everyone the great joy of hand drumming. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms you can play on your hand drum. All levels are welcome. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. If you don’t have a drum use a box, bucket or table top.  


    Register by: 3/17

    Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.
    • March 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 6
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    Sunday, March 21
    5:00–6:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 and face masks are required.

    Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping — all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time. 

    We invite you to join this monthly group to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes, and the rhythms of emotions as we connect with each other and to the earth. No talent, drum, or previous experience required, but if you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument, please bring them. Limited instruments available to borrow.

    Advanced registration by: 3/18

    • April 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
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    Wednesday, April 14

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: Lynn Andreini

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months, as the two men became close friends and intimate collaborators, Grant raced against the spread of cancer to compose a triumphant account of his life and times — while Twain struggled to complete and publish his greatest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    In this deeply moving and meticulously researched book, veteran writer Mark Perry reconstructs the heady months when Grant and Twain inspired and cajoled each other to create two quintessentially American masterpieces.

     –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 4/13

    • April 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • William Reif Gallery OR Anjali Pavilion
    • 6
    Register
    Sunday, April 18
    5:00–6:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, class size is limited to 6 and face masks are required.

    Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping — all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time. 

    We invite you to join this monthly group to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes, and the rhythms of emotions as we connect with each other and to the earth. No talent, drum, or previous experience required, but if you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument, please bring them. Limited instruments available to borrow.

    Advanced registration by: 4/15

    • May 07, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 27, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 17 sessions
    • Varies
    Register

    Women's Hiking Club

    Fridays, 1:00 pm

    Coordinator: Linda Niemiec

    Please follow Covid social distancing recommendations and bring face masks.

    It can be hard to find the motivation to get up and go outside in the winter, despite the fact that we know how beneficial it is. Keeping active and getting fresh air is fantastic for our mental and physical health. Join this wonderful Friday Afternoon Women's Hiking Club! It will give you that needed inspiration to get outside, stay active and take in nature, all while being able to connect with others and make new friends.

    This group is led by Linda Niemiec. It moves around to different, beautiful hiking trails in our region. You will be put on an email list after registering. Linda will send out an email each week by noon on Wednesday letting you know where the Friday hike will be. 

    This group is free and accessible to all! Feel free to make a donation to Womanspace here if you would like. 

    • May 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM
    Register

    Wednesday, May 12

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

    At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

    The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

    Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives, they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. –goodreads.com

    All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Register by: 5/10


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