Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do Friday Nights this Winter without the kids? Cladies Night at the Clay Art Center taught by award winning ceramic artists is a great way to unwind with friends. It is a one-time class for adults interested in learning to use the potter’s wheel. Have fun and get messy in a great date night or a girls’/guys’ night out..BYOB! Fee $50 (includes clay & firing). Fridays 7 – 9PM Register at http://www.clayartcenter.org/Cladies_Night_p/cladies.htm
Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573.
inquiries call 914-937-2047.
Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family
Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from 2-4pm. One-time classes for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly projects. Every Saturday beginning January 21 through June, 2017. Children under 12 must attend with a guardian. Fee: $25 Adult, $15 Children under 12 & seniors, $5 firing fee (per piece). Ages 5 – 99. Call to reserve a space starting at 10am on the Saturday you wish to attend.
40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573, Tel: 914-937-2047 www.clayartcenter.org
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
Join our FREE movement class based on the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD program, a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group. Our teachers are professional dancers trained in the Dance for PD® method.
Classes address PD specific concerns: balance, coordination, flexibility, gait, and physical confidence while simultaneously developing artistry, grace, and creativity.
Enjoy a dynamic and fun hour of dance and artistic exploration in a group setting. Bring a partner, friend, or caregiver! No dance experience necessary. Stand up or sit down, as you like.
Weekly classes present movement sequences drawn from ballet, jazz, modern dance, musical theater, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and social dancing – all to the music of the Great American Song Book, classical, pop, and jazz.
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.
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.
Saturday, June 24 to Monday, September 4, 9 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday; Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Corn – or maize, as it is called in most countries – is grown on every continent in the world, except Antarctica. Maize was first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico 8,000 years ago, and humans have deliberately altered and adapted it to meet their needs ever since. Today, maize is the largest production crop in the world!
This summer lLearn about fascinating advances in the science of plant genetics, the process of evolution, and how “useful mutations” can address world health and hunger issues.
See how maize was adopted by Native Americans across North and South America through historic and rare corn-related objects from the Permanent Collection of the Stamford Museum, including archaeological material from the Stamford area that is more than 500 years old.
Exhibition is from the Paleontological Research Institution, Museum of the Earth. Funded by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program DBI-0820619.
SM&NC Members: Free | Non-Members: included with gate admission.For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.
* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.
This workshop is also being offered on: Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, August 19, 10:00am-1:00pm
In this 3-hour workshop, participants will explore the spectacular grounds of Wainwright House, including the walking labyrinth. We will contemplate the contrasts between manicured gardens and the untamed great outdoors. We will observe nature and the circle of life, get in touch with our wildness, and restore our vitality through contact with the natural elements. We will write for 20 minutes and share our writing in a circle. You will learn the principles of deep ecology, biomimicry, and nature interpretation, and gain a deeper enjoyment of outdoor experiences for the rest of your life.
Open to adults of all levels. Prepare for an easy walk and sitting on the ground.
Michelle Levy has an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University and a Certificate from the University of Chicago Publishing Program. She earned her B.A. in English and Psychology at New York University. She worked as a Development Editor at McGraw-Hill, and as a Development Editor at Condé Nast/Fairchild Books. As a freelance book editor, she helps clients polish manuscripts, write proposals and pitches, and navigate the business of publishing. She enjoys yoga, art, and adventures in nature, and is an environmental educator at Sheldrake Environmental Center in Larchmont.