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    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • Thu, August 08, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • William Reif Gallery (Holistic Health Room in Nov)
    Registration is closed

    Thursdays, May 9, June 13, July 11, & August 8

    6:30-8:00pm

    Facilitators:  Angela Schmidt, PhD and Gina Wise

    This group is designed for women who want to explore their spiritual journey internally and with others. It is open to women who are looking for new energy and support as they examine their relationships, life passion, losses, talents and other processes that contribute significantly to their life journeys. Continuity and confidentiality are required.

    This group is now open to everyone

    Register by 5/7

    • Mon, May 20, 2019
    • Mon, August 19, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, May 20, June 17, July 15, & August 19
    6:30-9:00pm

    Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger

    This group is for members who share the events of their lives with one another on a deep level. Since the content of this group is "LIFE," women reflect on the learnings, patterns, relationships and spiritual growth opportunities that life presents every day. Regular attendance and confidentiality are requirements. Current group is full. See note below regarding a new Seekers group.**

    **Note: Interested in joining a new group? Contact Elaine. With enough inquiries, Seekers2 will form.

    • Mon, June 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, June 3rd

    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.


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

    • Sat, June 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, June 8th

    10:00-11:30am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity)        

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.



    • Sat, June 08, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, June 8th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 6/6



    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, June 12th
    9:30-11:00am

    A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles

    A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, never having worked a day in his

    life, must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s door. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Full of humor, the novel relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Sun, June 16, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, June 16th
    5:00-7:00pm


    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    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.


    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, July 1st

    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.


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

    • Wed, July 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, July 10th
    9:30-11:00am

    From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
    More than two decades ago, Rabbi Zalman Schachter- Shalomi felt an uneasiness. He was growing older, and fears about death and infirmity were haunting him. So he decided to embark on a mission to get to the bottom of his fears. Through a series of events that included a vision quest in a secluded cabin and studying with Sufi masters, Buddhist teachers, and Native-American shamans, Reb Zalman found a way to turn aging into the most meaningful and joyous time in his life. Here he shows readers how to create an aging process for themselves that is full of adventure, passion, mystery, and fulfillment, rather than anxiety.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Sat, July 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Media Room
    Register


    Image result for images for chakra enlightenmentSaturday, July 13th

    10:00-11:30am

    Co-Facilitators: Kathy Moehling & Beth Campisi

    We are delighted to be able to offer a once a month support group that focuses on sharing from the perspective of our soul and higher self. This group will work equally well for those who already have information about chakras and would like further exploration, and for those who are new to these ideas. The purpose of the Chakra Club is to help us find deeper meaning, wholeness, and healing--as we tap into our higher consciousness in sharing our personal experiences and combined wisdom. The chakras connect our minds and bodies with our souls and higher consciousness. As we bring healing to our inner selves, our true soul-selves shine forth; and we increase our ability to create lives that work and are truly fulfilling. (Originally created and offered by Marcia (Phillips) West--Bridges of Unity)        

    Advanced Registration is appreciated.



    • Tue, July 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Tuesday,  July 16
    6:00-8:00pm

    Facilitator:  Barb Phillips

    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.

    Register by 7/14

    • Sun, July 21, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    Register
    Sunday, July 21
    5:00-7:00pm


    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    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.


    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace Media Room
    • 19
    Register

    Monday, August 5th

    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.


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

    • Sat, August 10, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Media Room
    Register

    Saturday, August 10th

    2:00-4:00pm

    Facilitator: Marge Blake

    Have you ever experienced something you just can't explain and haven't been able to talk about it? Do you get feelings that you know something is going to happen? Do you think you see something and then it isn't there? Have you been somewhere and suddenly feel your hair raising on your arms, or feel a cold chill run through your body? Do you have pictures or video of unexplained objects or balls of light? In this group we will share our experiences, pictures, videos, and stories we have with the unknown in a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment. 
    Members of the group may choose to go on field trips and learn how to use different equipment to gain better insight on what we are experiencing.


    Register by 8/8



    • Wed, August 14, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
    Register

    Wednesday, August 14th
    9:30-11:00am

    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

    Alaska, 1974. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world. Cora Albright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam vet scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness. An epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

Past events

Sun, May 19, 2019 Drumming Circle - May (DC18-41)
Sat, May 11, 2019 Chakra Club-A New Interest Group!! May (CH18-42)
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)
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)
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)
Tue, December 19, 2017 ViewFinders - December (VF17-4)
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)
Tue, November 21, 2017 ViewFinders - November (VF17-3)
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)
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)
Tue, September 19, 2017 ViewFinders - September (VF17-1)
Mon, September 18, 2017 Seekers (GS17-1)
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)
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)
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)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Loose Threads Group-June (LT16-2)
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)
Tue, April 18, 2017 ViewFinders - April (VF16-7)
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)
Tue, March 21, 2017 ViewFinders - March (VF16-6)
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)
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)
Tue, January 17, 2017 ViewFinders - January (VF16-4)
Wed, January 11, 2017 EarthMatters (January): Microgreens (EM16-5)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Bookwoman:LaRose by Louise Erdich (2016) (BW16-4)
Wed, December 14, 2016 EarthMatters (December): Green Crafting Make & Take for the Holidays (EM16-4)


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