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    • August 31, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • October 19, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 0
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    Wednesdays, Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19

    6:00–7:00pm

    ***NOTE:  New Start Date!

    Instructor: Freya

    Classes held in the Media Room, lower level of Womanspace

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Beginner–Intermediate. No previous dance experience required. Great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.) 

    These short summer belly dance classes are perfect for beginners. Each session we will work on 2-3 combos that will introduce you to new moves and new props such as veil, finger cymbals & sword. These classes do not build upon each other so if you miss a class or a whole session, you won't fall behind. And, at the end of the summer, you can take your favorite combos and combine them to create your very own choreography.  

    Suggested equipment: yoga mat, close-fitting attire that allows full range of motion (for you and the instructor to see your body positions), a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips (to see your hip movements in the mirror). Hip scarves available for purchase on Amazon and other online vendors.   

    Register by 8/29  or 2 days before a single session.

    Sign-up for the entire course or a single class. 

    • October 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 8

    Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5

    10:00–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Cindy Bear

    IDPH & CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Intermediate–Advanced. [Prerequisite: Must have previous watercolor experience; no drawing skills required.] This  watercolor class is an up close look at what is happening on the paper when water and then color is applied. Learn water management, wet-on-wet, glazing, and dry brushing, so you can learn to control watercolor as much as possible. Mistake making is encouraged to learn how to fix it. Students will complete two paintings in this 6-session class as each class builds on the previous class. Bring any supplies you already have, a supply list will be attached in your confirmation email. Special paper from the instructor will be available for a small fee. 

    Register by 9/29

    • October 01, 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 18

    Saturdays, October 1

    12:30 pm–2:30 pm

    Instructor: Judith Loudin

    IPDH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    All levels, bring a friend! Join our expert card makers to make your own unique greeting cards. Each card will be unique and be a personal token from you personally. These experts will share their talents, skills, and equipment to assist you in making your own general greeting cards.

    Each participant will leave this program with twelve (12) handmade, unique cards!

    Equipment and supplies are provided. 

    Special guest instructors include: Judith Loudin, Mary Key, Jan Schiro, Colleen Whale, and Paula Cleavenger

    Register by: 9/29

    • October 03, 2022
    • December 05, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Online Zoom
    • 11

     Mondays, October 3, November 7, December 5

    10:00-12:00pm

    Instructor:  Sharon Nesbit-Davis

    This class will be held online via Zoom. You will receive a code with your registration confirmation and on the email reminder.

    Stories make us who we are. We put pen to paper and uncover forgotten treasures and expand understanding of ourselves and others. And when that happens, we create a more authentic and beautifully textured life. This two-hour workshop (meets monthly) includes guided exercises, prompts, and writing tips. Whether you are writing fiction, memoir, legacy letters to family, or your personal journal… this workshop will encourage and inspire you to write. All writers, all levels, are welcome! We will not critique or evaluate work. Sharing your work will be welcome, but is always optional. Please bring: writing utensils and paper (preferred). Devices may be used if that is more comfortable for the participant.

    Register by: 10/1

    • October 04, 2022
    • October 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 12
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    Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25

    9:00–10:00a

    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD


    This class is Zoom only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.  

    Start your day off with greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind. Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Join us — it’s a great way to de-stress, re-charge, and re-focus. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat or rug.   

    Register two days before course or each class.

    • October 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 01, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 2
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    Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor:  Sue Abare

    IDPH & CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory — but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by: 10/2


    • October 04, 2022
    • October 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Only
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    Tuesdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25

    11:15 am–12:15pm

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    This class is being offered online Zoom only! The Zoom link will be sent via email once you have registered. 

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging. Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • October 04, 2022
    • October 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 6
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    Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25

    5:30 pm–6:30 pm

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    All levels. Yin Yoga is a relaxed, passive style of yoga that involves holding poses for longer durations and increasing inner awareness. This includes paying attention to your breath, thoughts, and body sensations. 

    In this class, we will be holding more challenging poses in the first half of class, and then restorative in the second half. Yin yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing stress, strengthening your joints and ligaments, and improving sleep. 

    This style is suitable for people who are new to yoga or want to balance intense workouts. It’s also great for people who have health concerns or injuries that require low intensity activities. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, and desired props.  

    Register two day before each class.


    • October 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • October 12, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 6
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    Wednesdays,  October 5 & 12

    6:00–9:00 pm

    Instructor:  Rafaela Wickstrum

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed. 

    All levels. Happy Halloween! Make this adorable Halloween cat or a friendly jack-o-lantern by learning the age-old craft of sculpture by manipulation and skillfully moving the clay (paper machè). The first class you will spend creating your sculpture by making the armature and adding the paper machè. In the second class, you will paint and add the finishing touches to your masterpiece! This class will include ALL materials, but feel free to bring your own embellishments to give your creation their own special personality! Just come and create make yours funny, spooky, or quirky! 

    Register by: 10/03

    • October 06, 2022
    • October 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online/ZOOM
    • 16
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    Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00–11:00 am

    This class is a ZOOM RECORDING only. A confirmation email with the link will be sent after registering.

    All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty recorded yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.

    Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.

    Dress comfortably and have a yoga mat, straps and blocks ready, if you have them.

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend in order to receive the Zoom recording link.   

    • October 06, 2022
    • October 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 11
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    Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

    10:00–11:00 am

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    This class uses breath to movement, taking you through a series of warm-up poses, sun salutations, strengthening asanas, balance postures, and twists, ending with deep stretches and relaxation. All levels. Suggested equipment: comfortable attire, yoga mat, yoga block, strap, blanket/pillow.


    Register two day before each class.

    • October 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 03, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 0
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    Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3

    10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Sue Abare

    IPDH & CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class, we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound and lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. This class is for those who have attended Sue's previous classes, no beginner students.  Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by: 10/4

    • October 06, 2022
    • October 20, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 9
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     Thursdays, October 6 & 20

     1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Discover how to tap into our extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing using the power of group intention. Based on the book, The Power of Eight, by Lynne McTaggart, the group will be guided to focus their intention together, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that may heal conditions and transform lives.  Each participant will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and read the book The Power of 8 before joining the group.

    Register by: 10/4 or 2 days before session


    • October 06, 2022
    • October 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Anjali Pavilion or Media Room
    • 10
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    Thursdays,  October 6, 13, 20, 27

    6:00–7:00p

    Instructor:  Beth Campisi

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Sign-up for the full  session or individual sessions!

    "Cardio drumming is so much fun you don't even know you're exercising!" –Nancy R.

    "This is the first exercise class I have stuck with because it is so much fun! Beth is a great positive instructor. You can workout at your own level." – Carolyn E.

    No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome…can even be done sitting down! 

    Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. It brings together drumsticks, an exercise ball, an exercise ball stand and rhythmic moves to create one of the most fun workouts you’ll ever do — you won’t want to stop.

    Cardio drumming will raise your heart rate to help burn those calories, improve your coordination and ability to focus, and help strengthen many muscle groups, including your core. Studies have shown that when people find workouts they enjoy and have fun with, they’re more likely to stick with their routine.

    Equipment needed: 65 cm exercise ball, a 5 gallon bucket to set ball on and 5A basic drum sticks.  Purchase a set from Womanspace for $20 (limited supply)

    Please register at least two days prior to the session you would like to attend.  

    • October 08, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion at Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Dr., 61114
    • 86
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    Saturday, October 8

    2:00–4:00 pm   

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Celebrate Juliette Low's birthday in style!  Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and dance to your favorite music in the pavilion, make a craft, play some fun games, then you will have a chance to "trunk or treat" in the parking lot before you go home! 

    Dress for the weather! All events are held outdoors. Some spaces are covered but not heated. Candy and treats may contain nuts. 

    $10 per registered girls and adults. 

    This is for registered Girl Scouts and registered adults only. No add ons or tagalongs allowed. No refunds or substitutions. 

    Register by:  10/6



    • October 09, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 9
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    Sunday,  October 9 **Online Registration is Required to attend this class!
    2:00–4:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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 or previous experience required.

    Bring your own percussive instrument if you have one. Limited instruments are available to borrow during class.

    Register by: 10/07

    • October 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 17, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 6
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    Monday, October 10 & 17

    10:00–12:00 pm

    Instructor: Laura Gomel

    IPDH & CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Watercolor pencils are a fun way to combine drawing and painting. In this 2- part class, we will draw several of our favorite birds with pencils onto watercolor paper. We will then pick our favorites and learn the techniques to bring them to life with color! Paper, pencils, watercolor pencils and brushes are included. You may bring your own materials as well. Bird picture references are encouraged.

    Register by: 10/8

    • October 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • October 17, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
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