Forest Bathing: A Mindful Outdoor Experience
Humans have spent most of history living close to the earth, the seasons, near other creatures, and the elements. Today more and more people barely connect with the earth at all. Separation from our natural environment has led to a host of life style challenges.
A Mindful Outdoor Experience (MOE) is an opportunity to deeply soak in nature. Using present moment awareness, deep breathing and movement a Mindful Outdoor Guild helps participants awaken their senses and reconnect with nature.
This program is open to those 16 and older.
Weather: We walk even when raining, unless there is a danger of lightening or flood.
What to bring comfortable shoes for walking on/off trails and varied terrain, layered clothing and hat, waterproof shell and pants (if weather is inclement), water, sunscreen, bug spray, folding foam camping pad (optional) for sitting on the ground, and a snack.
Sep 21, 2019 10am in Medfield, MACost:
Member: $28; Nonmember: $35;
Trustees Trekkers Family Hikes
Let's get trekking! Bring the entire family to Rocky Woods on Sundays for a special family hike guided by one of our knowledgeable rangers. Learn about the history of the 491-acre reservation, visit the beaver's industrial complex, take in the views, learn about the flora and fauna. Hikes are family-paced and designed to delight parents and children alike.
Pre-registration for the hikes is recommended.When:
Sep 22, 2019 11am in Medfield, MACost:
Member Family: $12; Nonmember Family: $20;
Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse
Expresso Yourself is open to the community at large for people interested in the spoken word and music. It's an opportunity for artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held at the Historic Meetinghouse, 26 North Street, Medfield, MA. Doors open 5:30pm. Delicious barbeque dinner by The Backyard Chef at 6pm. Open mic (starts at 7pm) participants have 6 minutes to share. Original or non-original poetry, stories, performance art, music or songs welcome. Sticking to theme "Good Times, Good Friends" is encouraged. Teens and adults welcome. A spoken word feature (Thea Iberall) and music feature (The Millis-Berfield Band) start after the open mic. Medfield TV films event and posts to Youtube. All proceeds go to help maintain the Historic Meetinghouse. The Millis-Berfield Band features three talented and fun performers whove been playing together for over five years. Their music is a diverse list of covers and originals. Ken Porter (singer and percussionist) has opened for Dave Loggins and performed numerous times with Pete Seeger, The Kennedys, Kate Campbell, and many others. Bo Veaner (guitar and songwriter) was the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for Gerry Wasserman and The Great Experiment. John Zaia (violin, bass) is a classically-trained musician who has worked with Carolyn Waters. "Uplifting and thoughtful songs; wicked tight harmonies. You'll love them." "A refreshing blend of originals and folk-rock classics, performed with gusto but without bombast. Their whole is more than the sum of its parts; their harmonies are a treat!" Thea Iberall has been called a shimmering bridge between heart and mind. She has been doing performance poetry and storytelling since 1998, representing LA at the National Poetry Slams. An inductee into the International Educators Hall of Fame, she is featured in the documentary Poets, Passion and Poetry. OC Weekly said "Iberall tells narrative stories using simple words that mask hidden layers of meaning and emotion." She has featured at almost 100 venues including StorySpace, Open Spirit, Amazing Things Art Center, Limmud, Worcester State University, and Berkshire Festival of Womens Writers. "Thea is the dream house at the four-way intersection of storytelling, poetry, science and spirit she breathes grace into every evocative piece that leaps to life from her heart and mind to yours." (StorySpace) Sign up for the open mic: email@example.com
When: Sep 28, 2019 5:30PM to Sep 28, 2019 9pm in Medfield, MA
Cost: 5 - 20 USD