FREE YOGA/SPIN/TRX (up to $300 value)
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This limited time offer is only available to new and renewing All-Inclusive members who pay the year in full (no monthly pays). Sign up for an All-Inclusive Family membership and get 12 months of free YOGA/SPIN®/TRX ($300 value). Sign up for an All-Inclusive Individual membership and get 6 months of free YOGA/SPIN®/TRX ($150 value). People who already purchased a membership may also take part in this promotion (please see the front desk at the Recreation Center for details). This offer is available to both residents and non-residents.
This offer ends on February 28.
Join parents just like you for 5 weeks of parenting classes. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun as a parent, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help your child feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement.
Cost: $199 (includes materials – Positive Discipline book, parent workbook and tool cards) $339 couple with shared materials. Scholarships are available based on financial need.
Five Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 PM, March 14, March 21,March 28, April 4, April 25
There will be no class 4/11 or 4/18.
Class will be co-facilitated by Carol Dores and Christina Cameron.
“Color Chases Winter Into Spring” is the title of a new show by Jan McLean opening Monday, February 5 at the Morris Art Gallery, Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel. The show runs through April 13 and is part of the Accessible Art Project presented by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut.
Using paint, paper, fabric, fiber, found objects and all manner of acrylic gels and mediums, mixed media artist Jan McLean invites us to banish the winter blahs with her vibrant and whimsical depictions of places not quite known and imagined. Sure to make you smile.
An opening reception will be held in the Maria Parloa community room on Saturday, February 10 from 1 – 2:30 pm. Snow date is Saturday, February 17th.
The Morris Gallery is located on the library’s 2nd floor. Opening hours are M-W-Th 10-8; Tu-F-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5. Entrance and parking are on School Street.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present “Jeremy Holmes: New Sculpture,” the first solo exhibition of the artist at the gallery. The show will open with a public reception on February 10th, 4-6pm, and will run through March 17th.
Holmes engages the viewer with beautiful abstract three-dimensional forms created out of natural wood. Using traditional wood-working techniques, he starts by soaking 12-foot long planks to make the naturally rigid material more malleable. Improvising as he works, Holmes bends, twists and coils the slabs into graceful sinewy forms, then joins them to become stunning free-standing or wall-mounted sculptures. He stains them with color or leaves them natural with a clear resin finish. On view will be new free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures in addition to a large site-specific installation. Made of white ash, this singular 200-foot structure will activate the gallery space as it hangs suspended from the ceiling and walls. Holmes has been working with wood since earning his BFA a decade ago, and has been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions here and abroad. An important part of his artistic practice consists of making large, temporary site-specific installations such as the one he will create for the exhibition. In addition to having his work featured in various publications, Holmes has been a guest lecturer and artist in residence, and has been the recipient of numerous awards.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art specializes in emerging and established artists, offering painting, works on paper, photography and sculpture. The gallery provides a full-range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection, to securing secondary market material, to assisting with framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. The six exhibitions offered every year are designed to present important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 10:30am to 5:30pm; and by appointment.
Come enjoy a free screening of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland on Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 PM
This film, based on the book by Miriam Horn of the Environmental Defense Fund, tells the story of the heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. Afterwards there will be a short Q and A with Eric Pooley, senior VP of the Environmental Defense Fund and an advisor to the film
Presented by at Keeler Library in association with The North Salem Open Land Foundation
This program is free and open to all. No registration is required
If you have any questions, please call the library at 914-669-5161 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn about other programs we offer at the library, please visit our website: https://www.ruthkeelermemoriallibrary.org/
The Sanctuary Series opens the second half of its current season with New York Philharmonic principal cellist Carter Brey in recital with pianist Benjamin Pasternack on Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 at 4 pm. The performance will be held in the Sanctuary of the South Salem Presbyterian Church, followed by an artist reception.
Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He appears with the orchestra as soloist almost every season, and has appeared as soloist with virtually all of the other major orchestras in the United States, performing under the batons of prominent conductors including Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Comissiona, and Christoph von Dohnányi. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, and has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets as well as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at festivals such as Spoleto, and the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals.
The program will include works by Schumann, Chopin, and Beethoven. Carter, who grew up in South Salem, cites as his major musical influences Judy Garland, Jascha Heifetz, Mstislav Rostropovich, Glenn Gould, and The Beatles
Now in its fifth season, The Sanctuary Series remains committed to presenting “extraordinary keyboard recitals in the pastoral setting of northern Westchester’s historic South Salem Hamlet.“ The four concerts remaining this season will also feature, the Horszowski Trio (March 18), and pianists Frederic Chiu (April 15) and Magdalena Baczewska (May 13).
South Salem Presbyterian Church is at 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY, just 4 miles West of the fountain in Ridgefield CT. Tickets begin at $25 for general admission in advance and can be purchased on the Series website www.thesanctuaryseries.org. Student tickets and a four-concert subscription are also available. For more information email email@example.com or call 914 763 5402. Visit the series on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/thesanctuaryseries and follow on Twitter @Pianosanctuary.
Sophie Scholl (German, 1921-1943) and her brother, Hans, organized a student protest movement against the Nazi regime. During this lecture, we will examine the political, cultural and religious influences on the White Rose resistance through Sophie’s letters and diaries. What inspired Sophie and six others to sacrifice their lives simply by using their personal freedoms?
Alexandra Lehmann, fluent in German and with a Fulbright Scholarship, began archival research in Munich for “With You There Is Light,” a historical novel based on the true story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel. In 2017, she began representing the White Rose Foundation here in the United States. Alexandra has won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference and has guest lectured on German Resistance history at St. Paul’s German Church in New York City, Mt. Holyoke and Sarah Lawrence Colleges and Fairfield and Western Connecticut State Universities.
The Renard Lecture Series welcomes persons 50 years of age and older who are seeking a cultural and intellectual experience at the Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown on Mondays from 10-11:30 am. PLEASE NOTE: Doors Open at 9:30 am. Registration is not required. Fee is $5. per person, per visit.
For more information call Linda 914.366.7898 ext. 1126. Thanks.
Having a hard time spreading the word about your event, business or organization? Working on a shoestring budget? Confused about how to use social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram to tell your story?
Join Margaret Carey, Brewster HamletHub editor, for a workshop on how to reach your target audience. Margaret has worked with many community organization and businesses in our area and has developed successful strategies she will be sharing with you!
Topics to be covered include:
• How to write a press release and what to include
• How to find media outlet contacts
• Why Facebook is the new “word of mouth” marketing and how to use it
• When to use Instagram and why the right #hashtags are so important
• Knowing what your target audience wants and how to reach them
When: Monday, February 26, 2018
Where: Studio Around The Corner, 67 Main St, Suite 101, Brewster, NY
Cost: $10 Early Registration; $15 after February 21.
RSVP: Online at http://toscac.booktix.com
For more details on the workshop email Margaret at Brewster@HamletHub.com. For more information on Cultural Arts Coalition events, visit: www.CulturalArtsCo.com, call (845) 363 – 8330, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook at “Cultural Arts Coalition”.
Art Works by Maria Angeles Hegglin at the Somers Library
On display 2/20 – 3/31
Maria Angeles Hegglin is a self-taught neo-impressionist born in Cordoba, Spain and now living in New York. Her oils on canvas present an idyllic sun-splashed vision of the world. She is a landscape painter whose work is notable for its subtle colors and tactile surfaces that she accomplishes with a palette knife. Applying thick impasto directly to the canvas with strong strokes, she achieves a sensuous tactility that lends her compositions of lakes and mountains an appealing briskness and physical palpability. Come see her work hanging in the gallery at the library.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
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