Our weekly themed story time events consist of 30 minutes of stories, songs and a simple craft and is recommended for ages two to six, but all story-lovers are welcome! Registration for each storytime will open one week before its start, and we offer a 10and 11:30 storytime each week, which will consist of the same book. Only children need to be registered for this event.
When: Jan 20, 2017 10am in Plainville, MA
Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop with Manda Dougherty
Inside of every woman there is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands the natural process of birth. This nurturing practice is designed to help expectant mothers feel empowered, inspired, and connected during their personal journey through pregnancy and the beginning steps of motherhood. Manda will explain why poses are important and will emphasize effective coping resources to calm the nerves and fears of what lies ahead. We will link yoga postures with the breath which will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also the spirit of your baby. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. Manda's goal is to create a safe, open community that allows you to feel comfortable and freely discuss any issues you may be experiencing, as well as the wonderful new changes your body and the baby will experience. Finding the balance between both, and nourishing the new journey ahead. This class will open room up for discussion about a future series, and interest in what our community is looking for in the coming weeks. ABOUT MANDA: Manda, E-RYT 200, was an aspiring actress, dancer, and dreamer for most of her life. It wasn't until she found her way to the "mat" that she truly knew what it was like to embrace a fulfilled feeling. She has taught all over the board from down south in Savannah, GA where she did her 200 hour training, and now back up here in New England. Manda has taught classes to adults, youth, as well as special populations in hospitals, prisons, and general care. Before she had her son just 2 years ago, she was teaching 22 classes a week in a variety of locations. Then that tiny little joy in her life gave her time to take a step back. Manda believes once you find that inner connection you realize that your practice evolves into a lifestyle~your own manifesto. She teaches a vinyasa based practice. Her classes are spunky, diverse and, most importantly they will cater to students of all levels. She currently offers classes at the YMCA, as well as Workshops throughout MA and Rhode Island.
When: Jan 21, 2017 10am in Plainville, MA
Art Workshop: Castles with Emily Johnson
Are there any fantasy architects out there? Come and learn all about drawing castles! Castles are the perfect way to learn about drawing structures. These principles will also help with drawing buildings, houses and more! Materials and optional homework are included in the ticket price. This workshop is recommended for kids ages 7-12. ABOUT EMILY:Emily Johnson is a local artist from the neighboring town of North Attleboro, and has been drawing and sewing for as long as she can remember. Her passion is illustration and comics, and she is currently working on illustrations for her first children's book. She also has a passion for soft sculpture, which is sculpture using thread, fabric and stuffing, and has participated in many artisan craft fairs selling her sculptures and mobiles. Emily has taken classes and instruction at many different schools, such as RISD, MassArt, Eliot School Jamaica Plain, The East Side Art Center, Cambridge School for Adult Education, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She believes art makes us powerful and teaches us to see in a different way, and she also believes that everyone can learn to draw!
When: Jan 24, 2017 4pm in Plainville, MA