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    • September 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 5
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    undefinedMonday, September 26
    6:00–9:00 pm

    IPDH and CDC face mask guidelines 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.

    Martha is an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community that has shuffleboard, golf, bowling and other activities. Hoping to be left alone, she meets Sheryl, a fun-loving neighbor who insists that they become best pals. After coming out of her shell, Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheerleading squad with their fellow residents. As the two women hold auditions, they soon learn that it's never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you. 2019. PG-13. 91 min.

    Advance Registration REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS. Register by: 9/24

    • October 06, 2022
    • October 20, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays, October 6 & 20

     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: 10/4 or 2 days before session


    • October 09, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register
    Sunday,  October 9 **Online Registration is Required to attend this class!
    2:00–4:00 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: 10/07

    • October 10, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 9
    Register

    Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged!


    Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

    Monday, October 10

    6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Every woman has a secret life . . .

    Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father’s death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London’s close-knit Punjabi community.

    Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.

    Register by 10/8

    • October 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    Intended: A Marriage in Black & White

    by Sharon Nesbit-Davis

    Wednesday, October 12

    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.

    As a White child growing up during the first wave of the civil rights movement, Sharon Nesbit's early affections and relationships challenged the stagnant mindsets of many around her and paved the path toward her life commitments both to the Baháʼí Faith and to the love of her life, George.

    In 1976, when Sharon and George were wed in a simple outdoor ceremony, there were many concerns amid the support from family and friends. George's mother wondered why her Black son would choose to make his life more difficult by marrying a White girl. Sharon's parents were not in attendance, despite having given their hard-earned blessing after five years. Even among well-meaning friends arose a question: "What about the children?"

    On a basic level, many people would accept the marriage of Sharon and George as normal: two people who loved each other. But in 1976, race complicated things. It still does. But that doesn't mean Sharon and George weren't intended to be together. — Goodreads

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

    Register by: 10/10

    • October 16, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion or William Reif Gallery
    • 19
    Register

    Sunday,  October 16

    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: 10/14

    • October 24, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 10
    Register

    West Side Story (2021) - IMDbMonday, October 24
    6:00–9:00 pm

    IPDH and CDC face mask guidelines 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. 

    This adaptation of the 1957 stage musical retells the story of how love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets. 2021. PG-13. 156 min.

    Advance Registration REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS. Register by: 10/22

    • November 03, 2022
    • November 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

     Thursdays, November 3 & 17

     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 Eight before joining the group.

    Register by: 11/1 or 2 days before session


    • November 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anjali Pavilion or William Reif Gallery
    • 19
    Register

    Sunday,  November 6

    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: 11/4

    • November 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • William Reif Gallery & Zoom
    Register

    Fire Keeper's Daughter

    by Angeline Boulley

    Wednesday, November 9

    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.

    As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother.

    The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, certain details don’t add up and she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into the heart of a criminal investigation.

    Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, but secretly pursues her own investigation, tracking down the criminals with her knowledge of chemistry and traditional medicine. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home.

    Now, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

    — Goodreads

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

    Register by: 11/7