Log in

Groups

    • Mon, October 01, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 17
    Register

    Monday, October 1

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 9/28*

    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Wed, October 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, October 10
    9:30-11:00am

    Our Souls at Night
    by Kent Haruf

    In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in empty houses, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. But maybe that could change? A beautiful story of second chances, Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer's enduring contribution to American literature.

    Advance Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, October 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, October 10
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Share the Space

    We will be sharing stories, poems and ideas this month on environmental subjects. You may bring your own suggestions to share with the group from an action to a picture that inspires you to be more conscious and closer to Mother Earth. Being positive about our own environmental experiences helps to mitigate some of the negativity and bleakness we sometimes feel in the world today.

     

    Fiona Fordyce will lead the group this month, there will be plenty of great material to enjoy.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Tue, October 16, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, October 16
    6:00-8:00pm

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Sun, October 21, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, October 21
    5:00-7:00pm


    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.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them.. We encourage all ages,to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming.  Anger ,love , fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent,  drum or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    Facilitator: Julie Thompson

    • Mon, November 05, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 17
    Register

    Monday, November 5

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 10/26*

    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, November 14
    9:30-11:00am

    The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land 
    by Lisa See

    Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, that has been in place for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

    Advance Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, November 14
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Habitat for Humanity

    Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Keri Nelson, will present on how being a good steward of earth’s resources has expanded the organization’s capacity to build safe, affordable homes in our community.  The Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore re-sells usable building materials and goods that would otherwise end up in local landfills. The presentation will focus on the relationship between the ReStore and Habitat’s housing program, and how the ReStore helps build both financial and environmental sustainability.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Sun, November 18, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, November 18
    5:00-7:00pm


    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.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them.. We encourage all ages,to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming.  Anger ,love , fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent,  drum or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    Facilitator: Julie Thompson

    • Tue, November 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday, November 20
    6:00-8:00pm

    ViewFinders is a place where photographers of all levels come together to learn from each other and share their common interest in photography. The focus of this group is to have fun with others, to explore learning and shooting opportunities with any type of camera -- cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Because this group occasionally takes field trips, advanced registration is recommended.

    Facilitator: Barb Phillips

    • Mon, December 03, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 18
    Register

    Monday, December 3

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.

    Register by 11/30*

    *Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.

    • Wed, December 12, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, December 12
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Fiona Fordyce

    Topic: Conservation @ Home and @ Work

    The Natural Land Institute's Conservation@Programs are designed to encourage private landowners, local businesses, churches and schools to become actively involved in community conservation efforts.  Whether you are starting from a turf grass lawn, have planted some natives or have natural areas already established, theConservation@Programs can assist you in your efforts. Laura Sjoquist, Community Conservation Coordinator with the Natural Land Institute, will explain how this new conservation program can make a difference in our community.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Sun, December 16, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed
    Sunday, December 16
    5:00-7:00pm


    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.  Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we  have, or  would like to borrow.  If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them.. We encourage all ages,to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes,  and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming.  Anger ,love , fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent,  drum or previous experience required.

    Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

    Facilitator: Julie Thompson

    • Wed, January 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, January 9th
    Noon - 1:15pm

    Facilitator: Laura Laughlin

    Topic: Recycling-What's In What's Out

    We're all learning that "recyclable" is a moving target. What is "recyclable" may even vary depending upon your waste service provider and zip code. Knowing what is recyclable has recently become even more important, as North America struggles to reduce and eliminate contamination (trash) in recycling streams. Laura will talk about what Rockford and the surrounding communities can put into their recycling bins and what will end up being landfilled at the expense of the recycling company. These expenses are generally passed back to consumers in higher prices or contamination fees.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

Past events

Tue, September 18, 2018 ViewFinders - September 18 (VF18-1)
Mon, September 17, 2018 Seekers (GS18-1)
Sun, September 16, 2018 Drumming Circle - September 16 (DR18-1)
Thu, September 13, 2018 Explorers Group (GE18-1)
Wed, September 12, 2018 Bookwoman: The Last Days of Café Leila (BW18-1)
Tue, September 04, 2018 Mindfulness Group - September 4 (MG18-1)
Tue, August 21, 2018 ViewFinders - August 21 (VF17-44)
Sun, August 19, 2018 Drumming Circle - August 19 (DR17-42d)
Thu, August 09, 2018 Loose Threads Group - August 9 (LT17- )
Wed, August 08, 2018 Bookwoman: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (BW17-44)
Mon, August 06, 2018 Mindfulness Group - August 6 (MG17-44)
Tue, July 17, 2018 ViewFinders - July 17 (VF17-43)
Sun, July 15, 2018 Drumming Circle - July 15 (DR17-42c)
Thu, July 12, 2018 Loose Threads Group - July 12 (LT17- )
Wed, July 11, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (BW17-43)
Mon, July 02, 2018 Mindfulness Group - July 2 (MG17-43)
Tue, June 19, 2018 ViewFinders - June 19 (VF17-42)
Sun, June 17, 2018 Drumming Circle - June 17 (DR17-42b)
Thu, June 14, 2018 Loose Threads Group - June 14 (LT17- )
Wed, June 13, 2018 Bookwoman: America’s First Daughter (BW17-42)
Mon, June 04, 2018 Mindfulness Group - June 4 (MG17-42)
Sun, May 20, 2018 Drumming Circle - May 20 (DR17-42a)
Tue, May 15, 2018 ViewFinders - May 15 (VF17-41)
Thu, May 10, 2018 Explorers Group (GE17-41)
Thu, May 10, 2018 Loose Threads Group - May 10 (LT17- )
Wed, May 09, 2018 Bookwoman: Between the World and Me (BW17-41)
Mon, May 07, 2018 Mindfulness Group - May 7 (MG17-41)
Tue, April 17, 2018 ViewFinders - April 17 (VF17-24)
Sun, April 15, 2018 Drumming Circle - April 15 (DR17-23)
Thu, April 12, 2018 Loose Threads Group - April 12 (LT17-24)
Wed, April 11, 2018 EarthMatters April (EM17-24)
Wed, April 11, 2018 Bookwoman: Hillbilly Elegy (BW17-24)
Mon, April 02, 2018 Mindfulness Group - April (MG17-24)
Tue, March 20, 2018 Canceled - ViewFinders - March 20 (VF17-23)
Sun, March 18, 2018 Drumming Circle - March 18 (DR17-22)
Wed, March 14, 2018 EarthMatters March (EM17-23)
Wed, March 14, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girls of Atomic City (BW17-23)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Loose Threads Group - March 8 (LT17-23)
Mon, March 05, 2018 Mindfulness Group - March (MG17-23)
Tue, February 20, 2018 ViewFinders - February 20 (VF17-22)
Wed, February 14, 2018 EarthMatters - February (EM17-22)
Wed, February 14, 2018 Bookwoman: We Bought a Zoo (BW17-22)
Thu, February 08, 2018 Loose Threads Group - February 8 (LT17-22)
Mon, February 05, 2018 Mindfulness Group - February (MG17-22)
Sun, January 21, 2018 Drumming Circle - January 21 (DR17-21)
Thu, January 18, 2018 Explorers Group (GE17-21)
Tue, January 16, 2018 ViewFinders - January 16 (VF17-21)
Mon, January 15, 2018 Seekers (GS17-21)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Loose Threads Group - January 11 (LT17-21)
Wed, January 10, 2018 EarthMatters - January (EM17-21)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Bookwoman: Born a Crime (BW17-21)
Mon, January 08, 2018 Mindfulness Group - January (MG17-21)
Tue, December 19, 2017 ViewFinders - December (VF17-4)
Sun, December 17, 2017 Drumming Circle - December 17 (DR17-3)
Thu, December 14, 2017 Explorers Group - December (GE17-1d)
Thu, December 14, 2017 Loose Threads Group-December (LT17-4)
Wed, December 13, 2017 EarthMatters December (WK17-4d)
Mon, December 04, 2017 Mindfulness Group - December (MG17-4)
Tue, November 21, 2017 ViewFinders - November (VF17-3)
Sun, November 19, 2017 Drumming Circle - November 19 (DR17-2)
Thu, November 09, 2017 Explorers Group - November (GE17-1c)
Thu, November 09, 2017 Loose Threads Group-November (LT17-3)
Wed, November 08, 2017 EarthMatters November (EM17-3)
Wed, November 08, 2017 Bookwoman: The Sympathizer (BW17-3)
Mon, November 06, 2017 Mindfulness Group - November (MG17-3)
Tue, October 17, 2017 ViewFinders - October (VF17-2)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Explorers Group - October (GE17-1b)
Thu, October 12, 2017 Loose Threads Group-October 12 (LT17-2)
Wed, October 11, 2017 EarthMatters October (EM17-2)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Bookwoman: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (BW17-2)
Mon, October 02, 2017 Mindfulness Group - October (MG17-2)
Tue, September 19, 2017 ViewFinders - September (VF17-1)
Mon, September 18, 2017 Seekers (GS17-1)
Sun, September 17, 2017 Drumming Circle - September 17 (DR17-1)
Thu, September 14, 2017 Explorers Group (GE17-1)
Thu, September 14, 2017 Explorers Group - September (GE17-1a)
Thu, September 14, 2017 Loose Threads Group-September (LT17-1)
Wed, September 13, 2017 EarthMatters September (EM17-1)
Wed, September 13, 2017 Bookwoman: Circling the Sun (BW17-1)
Mon, September 11, 2017 Mindfulness Group - September (MG17-1)
Sun, August 20, 2017 Drumming Circle - August 20 (DR16-7)
Tue, August 15, 2017 ViewFinders - August (VF16-11)
Thu, August 10, 2017 Loose Threads Group-August (LT16-4)
Wed, August 09, 2017 Bookwoman: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (BW16-11)
Mon, August 07, 2017 Mindfulness Group - August (MG16-11)
Sun, July 23, 2017 Drumming Circle - July 23 (DR16-6)
Tue, July 18, 2017 ViewFinders - July (VF16-10)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Loose Threads Group-July (LT16-3)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Bookwoman: The Nightingale (BW16-10)
Tue, June 20, 2017 ViewFinders - June (VF16-9)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Bookwoman: My Name is Lucy Barton (BW16-9)
Sun, June 11, 2017 Drumming Circle - June 11 (DR16-5)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Loose Threads Group-June (LT16-2)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Mindfulness Group - June (MG16-10)
Sun, May 21, 2017 Drumming Circle - May 21 (DR16-4)
Tue, May 16, 2017 ViewFinders - May (VF16-8)
Mon, May 15, 2017 Seekers (GS16-3)
Thu, May 11, 2017 Loose Threads Group-May (LT16-1)
Wed, May 10, 2017 Bookwoman: The Japanese Lover (BW16-8)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Mindfulness Group - May (MG16-9)
Tue, April 18, 2017 ViewFinders - April (VF16-7)
Sun, April 16, 2017 Drumming Circle - April (DR16-3)
Thu, April 13, 2017 Loose Threads Group
Wed, April 12, 2017 EarthMatters (April): Organic Farming (EM16-8)
Wed, April 12, 2017 Bookwoman: Just Mercy – A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2015)(BW16-7)
Mon, April 03, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-8)
Tue, March 21, 2017 ViewFinders - March (VF16-6)
Sun, March 19, 2017 Drumming Circle - March (DR16-2)
Wed, March 08, 2017 EarthMatters (March): "Great Plains" Film (EM16-7)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Bookwoman: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2016)(BW16-6)
Mon, March 06, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-7)
Tue, February 21, 2017 ViewFinders - February (VF16-5)
Wed, February 08, 2017 EarthMatters (February): Electric Cars (EM16-6)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Bookwoman: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2006)(BW16-5)
Mon, February 06, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-6)
Tue, January 17, 2017 ViewFinders - January (VF16-4)
Sun, January 15, 2017 Drumming Circle - January (DR16-1)
Wed, January 11, 2017 EarthMatters (January): Microgreens (EM16-5)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Bookwoman:LaRose by Louise Erdich (2016) (BW16-4)
Mon, January 09, 2017 Mindfulness Group (MG16-5)
Wed, December 14, 2016 EarthMatters (December): Green Crafting Make & Take for the Holidays (EM16-4)


Office Phone: (815) 877-0118

Fax: (815) 877-0265


3333 Maria Linden Dr.

Rockford, IL 61114


Monday - Thursday

9:00a - 5:00p


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software