CLASS ID: 7R25 This class has been cancelled.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Erika Arndt
Abiyoyo is a troublesome giant who creates problems for the village until a boy and his father devise a plan to get rid of him. We’ll hear Pete Seeger tell the tale, then we’ll make three things from the story: an Abiyoyo yarn doll, a magic wand, and a homemade ukulele. Your child will want to sing, dance, and retell this story over and over again!

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Mindfulness and Writing

Greta Gaard, Ph.D.
Mindfulness practice teaches one how to set aside habitual patterns of thought, and to pay attention to a deeper level of sensations, images, emotions. Similarly, good writing is grounded in a loving awareness of our environments, our bodies, other beings, wind and water, soil and rock and insect. This workshop introduces mindfulness practice along with a careful observation of ourselves in and as nature, attending to nature, reacting to nature with awareness or aversion, grasping or indifference. We will read short excerpts from environmental writers who practice mindfulness — Gary Snyder, bell hooks, Stephanie Kaza, Alice Walker, Mushim Ikeda Nash. Participants will receive instruction in mindfulness practice and in writing practices, with quiet time for practicing each. If participants choose, the workshop can be used to launch a short piece of writing that articulates their experience of being in/as nature. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle to class.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 11, 9:30AM – 1:30 PM
Tuition: $38 Member/$48 Non-Member
Material Fee: $2 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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