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Daponte String Quartet:
Please join me in this Parenting Series toward Building Your Family Culture. We will study the book Simplicity Parenting and explore our authentic parenting practices in a safe community of fellow parents. Couples are encouraged to attend. There is a 30% discount for partners. All registration fees are negotiable, open for barter or trade depending on circumstance. Please send a deposit of $25.00 by October 5. The deposits will be held until registration is completed at the start of the series.
Music teacher available for private instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass: Fiona (9th) & Louise (7th) Ahearne had the opportunity to attend the week-long Southern Maine Strings Camp for the past 2 summers. At camp, they studied with many wonderful teachers/councilors—an absolute favorite of which was Kevin Oates, who has just moved to Portland and is offering private lessons. He offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, and bass. To contact him: (518)320-5653 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And feel free to ask me/Fiona/Louise about Southern Maine Strings Camp as well. - Submitted by Lucy Birkett Ahearne (09/18)
Yoga for kids grades 3-6 at Freeport Yoga Co.: In this class, children will explore age-appropriate yoga postures, play games, and participate in activities that encourage community building and introspection. The class aims to increase flexibility and strength, while encouraging healthy body and mind awareness. Classes end with a period of relaxation, helping children discover the power of quieting mind and body. FMI, go to freeportyogaco.com, and click on "workshops." Submitted by Trace Salter (09/18)
Esh Aerial Arts in the Boston area will offer a Circus Conditioning Workshops on Saturday 10/6 and a Contortion Workshop on Saturday, 10/27. Esh Aerial Arts is Boston's source for high-quality circus instruction and performance. Please visit their website for more information on their excellent classes. (09/18)
Cirque du Soleil is finally coming to Portland: They will bring their Saltimbanco show to the Civic Center from 10/10 to 10/14. Please visit their website to learn more about this family-friendly show. (09/18)
Coastal Youth Orchestra now accepting new musicians for the 2012-2013 school year: Is your child eager to play in a group setting that offers an extra challenge and yet is fun and low-key? Because there is a wonderful youth orchestra right in our back yard, and it's founded and directed by our own Nancy Roderick! My daughters will be participating again this year because their experiences last year were so positive and they learned much.
Please find attached the AWSNA newsletter "Inform," a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. Inform September 2012. It can also be found at http://www.
Resources from Waldorf in the Home: This is an exciting transition time for me - the new edition of You Are Your Child's First Teacher has just come out, and Agaf and I have retired from Rainbow Bridge LifeWays Program (it continues under a new name, with another LifeWays Teacher). This is giving me time for more online work, and I hope you'll join me on the blog at Waldorf in the Home and on FaceBook. Wishing you a joyous fall! Rahima (Baldwin Dancy) (09/11)
Anxiety and the Practice of Meditation: Uncertainty and anxiety are nothing new. 2500 years ago the Buddha’s first teachings after his enlightenment were about ‘dukkha’ – the basic underlying anxiety of our human existence. The fundamental cause of this anxiety is that we are confused about our true nature. Meditation practice slows the speed of habitual discursive patterns and allows us to glimpse our true nature – that simple undistracted awareness beyond creation or fabrication. This class will explore the Buddhist meditation techniques of Shamatha and Vipashayana – settling the mind and recognizing its nature:
Course participants will build an understanding of basic gardening principles; connect gardening principles to school activities and curriculum; and support the creation of school gardens with ideas and planning time.
The course will be offered on Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7 from 4:30 – 7:00PM at Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton. The cost of the course is $50/person. To maximize the benefits and experience, it is encouraged that several people (teachers, cooks, parents, librarians, etc.) from the same school community enroll in the course.
For more information and to register online go to extension.umaine.edu/york/programs/school-garden-101/. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Mother of Purl Yarn Shop - where fiber friends connect: Knit one, then, crochet one more! Mother of Purl Yarn Shop welcomes Merriconeag friends and families! We carry Noro Yarns, Brown Sheep, Mountain Colors, OPAL sock yarns, Cascade, Sirdar and JUST ARRIVED, Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool! We also carry Romney Ridge Farm Yarns (grown, spun and dyed in Maine) Needles and notions, decorative carry-along threads and are just getting in some needle felting supplies. Classes will begin in October to learn the basics or just to build your skills. All levels welcome. Weekly adult ‘Sit and Knit’ begins this Thursday from 6 to 8pm in the store. New product are arriving weekly! Come and Susan Pennoyer (former MWS parent) and Sharon Blatchford (former MWS grandparent) look forward to meeting you and your family.
4 Weeks of Mindful Mothering Workshop with Meghan Nathanson: September 28th - October 19th (4 Friday evening classes), 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm, JAI YOGA, 314 Fort Andross Bldg, Brunswick, ME