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Summer Your Guide


Passport to the Arts Preview Opening Reception
July 22, 5:30–7:00p

Summer Kidz Dayz
July 25, 1:00–4:00p

Supper & Film: 1000 Times Goodnight
July 25, 6:00–9:00p

Matting & Framing
Your Artwork

July 27, 6:00–8:00p

Hatha Vinyasa/ Restorative Yoga
July 28, 9:30–10:45a

Therapeutic Yoga
July 29, 10:00–11:00a

Mindfulness Group
Aug. 1, Noon–1:30p

Acrylic Painting
Begins August 3, 9:00a

Create with
Alcohol Inks

Aug. 4, 6:00–9:00p

Art Uncorked:
Dress Up Your Orchids

Aug. 9, 6:00–8:00p


Calendar of Events



Womanspace Rockford

Open Up a World of Possibilities | Meditation


Open Up a World of Possibilities:
On the Page and in Our Lives

Our writing can affect our world in endless ways. It can weave beauty in and around our lives. The stories we tell have the ability not only to show our perception and experience of the world, but to change our vision and understanding of it. By creating new possibilities on paper, we open our minds/hearts/souls to the many new treasures and opportunities that lie within us. No experience in writing is necessary but seasoned writers are welcome.

Debby Gaines, a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. She earned an MFA in Writing & Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies, moved back to the cornfields she grew up with, and continued her career in funeral service. Her passion in caring for the dead, her observant eye on the living, and her spiritual connection to corn influences her writing. She is currently working on a multi-genre memoir, using her own life as a microcosm to create a layered look at society’s fascination with and avoidance of death.

Course #: WRT15-4
Date: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00p
Facilitator: Debby Gaines, MFA
Location: Media Room
This class is in session.
Members' Fee: $75
Registration Policy


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Beginning/Re-Engaging Meditation
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. This class is for the person wanting to learn this process or re-engage after slipping out of regular practice. Whether you are seeking greater focus to get your job done more efficiently, 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! Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to meditate lying down. You can also choose to meditate in a sitting position on the floor or in a chair.

Dr. Shiraz Tata came to the USA from India to get a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from SIU-C and then just kept moving up the state of Illinois to Rockford where she has lived for the past 20 years! She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice where she creates a safe space for people to share whatever may be weighing on their minds or hearts. She loves to facilitate discussions on diversity and all topics multicultural. She also enjoys teaching mindfulness and meditation classes.

Summer Session 3
Course #: MD15-4
Date: August 23
Time: Tuesdays, 9:00–10:00a
Facilitator: Dr. Shiraz Tata
Location: Media Room
Regular Fee: $15
Members' Fee: $10
Register by August 22. Registration Policy

Memb.# (required for discount)
Participant's Name & Phone


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