Symposia Community Events –May 2017

Donations are the lifeline of our business. If you have used books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys that you don’t want anymore, you can drop them off at our store and we’ll give you a tax-deductible receipt!


Spanish Conversation Group  – Monday May 1st at 7 pm

 Come join for an hour of conversation in Spanish more or lessJ. A native speaker will be present to assist. All levels welcome.

For more info, contact Carmen at


FREE Portraits for Autistic Children sponsored  by DIVIJ Foundation on May 8th at 5 pm

DIVIJ Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Autism in US & India. The purpose of this foundation is to help autistic kids in both US and India to pass through their teenage phase. Towards this cause, the foundation will raise funds and support special schools/organizations that are in need both in US and India.

Prashanth Rudramurthy ( is the photographer and also the founder director for DIVIJ Foundation (    

Please register in advance at as we will have limited time blocked for this event.


Free Photography Workshop for beginners – by Prashanth Rudramurthy on May 8th at 7 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of digital photography and composing of pictures.

For more information about Prashanth Rudramurthy, check out his website

To register, contact Prashanth at



DUTCH, The Keeper Series Book One by Madhuri Pavamani – contemporary fantasy book reading by Madhuri Pavamani on May 15th at 7 pm

 Dutch Mathew is a deadly assassin for The Gate. Juma Landry has nine lives. He has to end each of them. She won’t make that easy. And so begins The Keeper Series, a dark twisted contemporary fantasy full of death and magic, love and sex. Haunted by a gruesome legacy, Dutch Mathew has forsaken all things good and light until Juma Landry crosses his path and makes him want things he hasn’t desired in years. Bound to his past, nothing and no one can prevent him from excelling at a job he never wanted, but when Juma becomes his next assignment, each of her nine lives to be ended by his hand, he must decide: the legacy he never sought or the love he doesn’t deserve.

“Full of sex, magic, and turmoil…poetic and utterly beautiful. I can’t remember the last time a book made me stop and think, wow.” –Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Available now on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play.

For more information, contact Madhuri Pavamani at or

Light refreshments will be served.

Musical Open Mic Night – Thursday, May 25th at 7.30 pm

Join us for a night of shared musical talent. Sign up and play some tunes, or just come by and cheer us on!

BYOB (Bring your own bottle, banjo, or balalaika) with some munchies provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks to share.

Sign up starts at 7:30pm. Everyone gets to perform at least two songs, and original songs are encouraged. Test out your new material or play some cool cover songs. This is mostly an acoustic setup, although a small amp can be made available.

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For more information, contact Carlos at

Free Yoga Class –  Every Wednesday at 7 pm

 Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?

Symposia is now opening its doors to a new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Suggested donation: $8

Certified Yoga Instructors

For more information, or to register, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or


Salsa Dance Classes –  Instructor Tracy Everitt, Liza Minnelli’s Dance Partner – Every Tuesday at 7 pm

 Learn the actual, real “going-out” partner dancing but dress is informal for lessons : Wear your everyday attire…Learn to dance for weddings and events… a new start each week!…

Couples or singles…

$15 per person per hour each lesson, or $50 for 4 lessons.

Instructor: Tracy Everitt, Broadway and Hollywood dance partner of Liza Minnelli (watch Liza and Tracy in the youtube video “Steam Heat” and see Tracy at Lincoln Center and with Hoboken Chamber Orch. on YouTube as well.

Registration required. Space is limited. Please call 551-587-0121 or email Tracy

Guitar Circle – Every Thursday at 8.30 pm

Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome!

To register or for more info, contact Carlos at


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