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

    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 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • April 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Varies
    Register

    Fridays, March 19, April 2, 16, 30

    1:00–2:00 pm

    Please follow Covid social distancing recommendations and bring face masks.

    It can be hard to find the motivation to get up and go outside, even though we know how beneficial it is. Keeping active and getting fresh air is fantastic for our mental and physical health. We are now offering this fun, hiking group every other Friday for those that can't make the Wednesday ones.  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 various Womanspace staff members. It moves around to different, beautiful hiking trails in our region…some paved, some not. You do the distance you want to do. After registering, you will be sent an email two days before each hike letting you know what location we will be at and where to meet. 

    This group is free and accessible to all, although we are always grateful for donations!

    Donate Now

    Can't make it on Fridays? Check out other free hikes throughout Winnebago County with:


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

    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

    Social distancing and face masks are required. Class size limited.

    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 – a limited number of instruments are available to borrow.

    Register by: 4/15

    • April 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 12
    Register

    Sunday, April 25

    1:00-4:00 pm

    Facilitator: Helen Bond

    This workshop will be held in the Anjali Pavilion.  Social distancing & face masks are required!

    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.

    Register by: 4/23

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

    May 7, 21, June 4, 18, July 9, 23, August 6, 20

    Fridays, 1:00–2:00 pm

    Please follow Covid social distancing recommendations and bring face masks.

    It can be hard to find the motivation to get up and go outside even though we know how beneficial it is. Keeping active and getting fresh air is fantastic for our mental and physical health. Join this wonderful hiking group! 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 various Womanspace staff members. It moves around to different, beautiful hiking trails in our region…some paved, some not. You do the distance you want to do. After registering, you will be sent an email two days before each hike letting you know what location we will be at and where to meet.

    This group is free and accessible to all, although donations are always accepted!

     Donate Now

    Can't make it on Fridays? Check out other free hikes throughout Winnebago County with:

    • May 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Online/ZOOM or Anjali Pavilion (weather permitting)
    Register

    Wednesday, May 12

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is online (ZOOM) and in-person. 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

    • May 13, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom & William Reif Gallery
    • 25
    Register

    Thursdays, May 13, June 10, July 22, August 19

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Presenter: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is IN-PERSON and online (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Empower yourself by choosing a financial topic that fits your life right now! Join Jenny Redington, CRPC for an evening of fun-filled discussions about things you need to know in your financial life currently.

    May 13:  Millennials & Money — Explore the unique needs of Millennials in today's world. The Finance 101 your high school forgot to give you! We'll discuss the different investment options and how to work on multiple goals while living your very busy life.

    June 10:  What About Me? Generation Y — The kids are older. Retirement is in sight, but do you really have what you need to get there? Explore what the ultimate retirement might look like and if you are on track.

    July 22:  Social Security — Will it be there when I need it? Many individuals approaching retirement are concerned about Social Security and is viability. You paid into it…it should be there...or will it?  Explore what this means for you.

    August 19:  Life Your Way - You made it to retirement, now what?  Learn the keys to making sure your needs and wishes are met, while living your best life!

    Register 2 days before each session

    • May 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 14
    Register

    Sunday, May 16

    1:00-4:00 pm

    Instructor: Helen Bond

    Social distancing and face masks are required.

    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. Limited drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.

    Register by: 5/14

    • May 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
    Register
    Sunday, May 16
    5:00–6:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Social distancing and face masks are required. Class size limited.

    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 – a limited number of instruments are available to borrow.

    Register by: 5/14

    • May 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • August 19, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • New Dimensions Upper Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Thursdays,  May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19
    6:00–7:30pm

    Facilitator:  Marsha Hosfeld

    This group is for photographers of all levels to come together and share their common interest in photography. The focus will be to learn from each other, explore different styles of photography, and have fun using any type of camera — cell phones to DSLRs. Join us with your ideas and questions, along with your camera. Each month Marsha will present a different topic to be discussed and the group will decide on a homework photo assignment. Participants will be required to bring a printed (preferred) or digital copy of their "homework" from the previous meeting for review and discussion. Possible topics: Perspective, Composition, Lighting, Portraits, etc. For the first meeting, bring a favorite photo you would like to share to start things off. 

    Register by 5/18

    • June 09, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    Register

    Wednesday, June 9

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is in-person. Social distancing & wearing face mask are required.

    In 1986, the Los Angeles Public Library had one of the most disastrous fires. For more than seven hours it burned and by the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. More than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? And, what is the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives? –goodreads.com

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

    Register by: 6/7

    • June 20, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
    Register
    Sunday, June 20
    5:00–6:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Social distancing and face masks are required. Class size limited.

    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 – a limited number of instruments are available to borrow.

    Register by: 6/18

    • July 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion or Gardens
    Register

    Wednesday, July 14

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is in-person. Social distancing & wearing face mask are required.

    Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author, Isabel Wilkerson, gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. –goodreads.com

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

    Register by: 7/12

    • July 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 6
    Register
    Sunday, July 18
    5:00–6:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Social distancing and face masks are required. Class size limited.

    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 – a limited number of instruments are available to borrow.

    Register by: 7/16

    • August 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion or Gardens
    Register

    Wednesday, August 11

    9:30–11:00 am

    Facilitator: TBA

    This class is in-person. Social distancing & wearing face mask are required.

    The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. –goodreads.com

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

    Register by: 8/9

    • August 11, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom & William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    Wednesday, August 11

    6:00–7:00 pm

    Presenter: Jenny Redington, CRPC

    This class is IN-PERSON and online (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. In-person class size is limited.  6 ft. social distancing and face masks are required.

    Join us for an evening of wine tasting and fun-filled discussion on women and investing. This class will be fun and informative to help you take control of your own financial future through saving, investing and envisioning what you want your future to look like. Whether your goals are short or long term we'll discuss how to empower yourself to make the decisions to get you there.

    Register by: 8/9

    • August 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 5
    Register
    Sunday, August 22
    5:00–6:30 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    Social distancing and face masks are required. Class size limited.

    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 – a limited number of instruments are available to borrow.

    Register by: 8/20


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