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    • June 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
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    The Moment of Lift:

    How Empowering Women Changes the World

    by Melinda Gates

    Wednesday, June 8

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.

    In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. 
    — Goodreads

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

    Register by: 6/6

    • June 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • June 23, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays, June 9 & 23

     1:00–2:00 pm

    Facilitator:  Julie Thompson

    IDPH 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: 6/07


    • June 12, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 8
    Register
    Sunday,  June 12 **Online Registration is Required to attend this class!
    3:00–5:00 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: 6/10

    • June 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 9
    Register

    Monday, June 27
    6:00–9:00 pm

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    All are welcome. We will watch the film while eating dinner and then have a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.

    Following the rise of Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of Aretha Franklin’s journey to find her voice, in the midst of the turbulent social and political landscape of 1960s America. 2021. PG-13. 145 min.

    Advance Registration REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS. Register by: 6/26

    • July 07, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • July 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays, July 7 & 21

     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: 7/05


    • July 10, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register
    Sunday,  July 10 **Online Registration is Required to attend this class!
    3:00–5:00 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: 7/08

    • July 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
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    Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

    by Jose Antonio Vargas

    Wednesday, July 13

    10:00–11:30 am

    This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed if in-person.

    “This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book—at its core—is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.

    After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.” —Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America 
    — Goodreads

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

    Register by: 7/11

    • July 24, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion
    • 20
    Register

    Sunday, July 24

    12:00–3:00 pm

    Instructor: Helen Bond

    IDPH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    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. Bring your own drum if you have one. Limited instruments available to borrow during class.

    Must have a minimum of 8 students, so please register by: 7/22

    • July 25, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    Monday, July 25
    6:00–9:00 pm

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    All are welcome. We will watch the film while eating dinner and then have a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.

    Belfast is a movie straight from Kenneth Branagh's own experience. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. 2021. PG-13. 97 min.

    Advance Registration REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS. Register by: 7/24

    • August 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 07, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Saturday & Sunday, August 6–7
    10:00 am–2:00 pm

    Instructor:  Corey Swanborg

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Join Corey Swanborg, a descendant of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, to make an elk rawhide Native American rattle. On the first class day, you will learn how to soak and stretch the rawhide and then let dry overnight. The next day, you will assemble the rattle and insert the corn and stick, and then you will decorate the rattle (beads, fur and leather will be supplied). Corey will tell the story of the rattle and other stories associated with it. He will share where and what native culture is all about and where his culture stands. Before taking your rattle home, you can try it out with a group song or two using the rattle and then bless or smudge the rattle when finished. All supplies provided. Please bring a snack or lunch if you like.

    Register by: 8/4

    • August 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register