Explore how the changing culture and politics of the 1960s and 1970s affected Fairfield and its region. Costumes from the Museum’s collection will highlight the fashion of the era, and a timeline will illustrate how the key national events of these turbulent decades were echoed in the local area, including the war in Vietnam. High school memorabilia and other items will evoke memories of growing up in Fairfield during these years of change for the town.
Members: Free; Adults: $5, Students/Seniors: $3, Children under 5: Free
Come join us for a series of writing workshops led by Susan Aybar. Susan is a published writer and local resident. All writers and aspiring writers are invited to share their work, or desire to write, in a supportive atmosphere. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome. This program is free.
first Thursdays of the month at 11:00 AM
no registration required
The Rhinebeck Garden Club
Celebrates its 90th Anniversary
Help the Club honor and celebrate its long-standing role of beautification, education and philanthropy in the community by viewing the three displays located in the Rhinebeck Post Office, the Starr Library and the Town Hall that were created by Sue Chlystun, one of our members.
The Club’s place in local history is rooted through generations of local gardeners and its relevance continues for today’s gardeners.
Music on the Hill welcomes singers for the 15th annual Summer Chorus. (Students welcome!) This year’s selection: the Schubert Mass in E-Flat led by artistic director Ellen Dickinson. This is one of Schubert’s last major works, rarely performed but filled with the lyrical beauty for which he was admired.
Summer Chorus rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m.,starting June 27. (No rehearsal July 4.) Concert: Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m. Rehearsals and concert take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in the WEPCO church complex in Wilton on Rte. #106 (New Canaan Road).
No audition. Register in advance with voice part to ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133. Cost: $40 suggested minimum donation; $20, students.
Who can join Summer Chorus? Everyone is welcome! The Summer Chorus includes those who are already in a choir (high school, church, or community ensemble) and singers who are looking for a new place to sing or who haven’t sung in a while.
Summer Chorus is one of Music on the Hill’s four performing ensembles. Learn more, and join the mailing list, by visiting the website.
Summer Sings! in August
Can’t commit to rehearsals in July? Join Music on the Hill for Summer Sings! in August. Four stand-alone music reading sessions on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., at WEPCO starting August 8. Each week features a different composer(s) led by a different conductor. No rehearsal, no performance, no registration, no worries: just walk in and sing! Donations welcome.
Friday Mornings from 10:30 to 12:30
Participants are asked to bring there own supplies in. However, some basic supplies will be provided by the library.
Open to adults and older teens
The program is facilitated by local resident Nina Bertolino. Nina is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her work in many shows.
Putnam County, NY – Free Peer Leader Workshop Training. If you enjoy helping people, don’t mind speaking in front of small groups, and want to be part of a community-wide “wellness” initiative, this free training could be for you! The Living Well Workshops provided in Putnam County and other counties by peer leaders, are based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University. No experience or healthcare training necessary to participate.
Leader training dates are June 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Bureau of Emergency Services, 112 Old Route Six, in Carmel, Putnam County. Lunch and materials provided.
Pre-registration and attendance all four days is required. For training details and to pre-register, contact Cornelia Schimert at Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, 914-666-7616 ext. 1235 or Marlena Hanley, at the Putnam Office for Senior Resources, 845-808–1700, ext. 47121.
Teen Summer Reading Program at the Somers Library
June 21st – August 30th – Registration starts June 18th, 2017!
Raffle Prizes: Amazon Gift Cards gift cards ($75,$50 & $25) & many more prizes! Plus…Prizes to the top 3 readers with the most pages read!
How To Get Raffle Tickets:
-For every 100 pages read, receive 1 raffle ticket.
-For every 1 review submitted, receive 1 raffle ticket
-Earn 1 raffle ticket for every teen event you attend; remember—you must sign the attendance sheet when at the program.
-Register Early—1 raffle ticket will be given to the first 25 participants to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program!
-Bonus: you can earn 1 raffle ticket for every visit to the library (6/19-8/30), please see Tara Ferretti (or the librarian at the Reference Desk) for the form to fill out!!! (NOTE: You can earn up to a maximum of 5 raffle tickets by visiting the library) Please register online at http://www.somerslibrary.org/teensummer.asp or call the library at 914-232-5717.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!
The Somers Library
Note: There will be an additional $12 for an online personality test you will take at home. The fee will be paid directly to the testing organization. You will be provided further directions at the first class.
The journey towards the center of our being is a long meandering road. One accumulates many experiences and memories along the way; these create and shape our personality. Our personality then becomes the lens through which we see the world. However, the lens can be obscured due to incorrect processing of the nature of reality, thereby rendering our individual personalities as blocks that stand in our own way towards higher realization.
What’s an Enneagram?
The Enneagram is a tool (synthesized from several spiritual traditions such as Christianity, Sufism, Buddhism, etc) that is designed to help us find these kinks in our personality and then apply this self-knowledge to the process of self-transformation. It identifies 9 basic personality types, yet its goal is to point individuals in the direction of underlying spiritual unity. It helps us understand the roots of anger, avarice, sloth, deceit, envy, fear and other deadly sins and gives us positive tools to overcome these in ourselves and our loved ones. When we see our own personality holding us back from seeing Essential nature, we can simultaneously see the same in others as well, making us less judgmental and better able to sustain healthy relationships.
In this 4-week course we will explore both the Enneagram and Mindfulness Meditation. Both of these will be helpful in self-observation, self-inquiry and understanding one’s experience. The four weeks will be roughly divided into the following sub-topics.
Identifying each participants personality type
Getting to know our own personality type.
Becoming mindful of our hidden behaviors and thinking patterns
Developing a spiritual practice for overcoming self-limiting behaviors.
Sangeeta Bansal, Ph.D
Founder of Rooted Minds, an organization dedicated to bringing enhanced levels of self-awareness within the educational and business community through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. She has taught for the last three years at various institutions such as Hong KongInternational School and Princeton University, and is a Guest Speaker at Columbia Business School. In 2016 she is scheduled to offer workshops at the Stern School of Business and Rye Country Day School. She volunteers her time time teaching mindfulness to an under-privileged charter school in Stamford, CT, in addition to teaching several private groups and individuals with specific needs.
Sangeeta is certified as a Mindfulness Teacher from .b in Oxford (UK), and KORU, offered through the University of California in San Diego (School of Medicine). In addition Sangeeta has completed courses and workshops in the Mindfulness in Education Program at Omega Institute, (Rhinebeck, NY), the Mindfulness for Health Professionals in Hong Kong offered by Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) offered through University of Massachusetts, and the Search Inside Yourself Program, a mindfulness based program created by Google for leadership development. Sangeeta holds an MBA degree from IESE, Spain and a Ph.D from Rutgers University.