Symposia Community Events – September 2011

“A woman was running away from tigers. She runs and runs, and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and hold on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers below her as well.

She then notices that a mouse is gnawing away at the vine to which she is clinging. She also sees a beautiful little bunch of strawberries close to her, growing out of a clump of grass. She looks up and she looks down. She looks at the mouse.

Then she just takes a strawberry, puts it in her mouth, and enjoys it thoroughly.”

(from The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron)

Knitting Class

Knitting class for beginners and people who enjoy knitting! Bring a ball of chunky yarn and size 11 needles.
If you have questions, please call Elissa at 551-697-5213

Dates: Sept. 3, 10, Oct. 1, 29, Nov 5, 12, Dec. 3, 10 and 17
Time: 6 pm
New Writing Class – “Fiction Potpourri”

Do you have eclectic literary tastes? Interested in writing mysteries, science fiction, humor, romance, horror, thrillers?  Author and teacher John McCaffrey will lead students in a 7-week course that will explore the core components of creating stories in these and other genres.  Each class will include a brief lecture, writing exercises, and group discussion of student work.  Strategies on how to break into the publishing market will also be given.  Students will have the chance to read their work at an end-of-the-term event.

Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

September 22 – November 3, Seven Week Course

The fee for the course is $100

Register at or by phone (917.239.5306)
Sustainable Seafood – September 23, 2011 at 7 pm

Confused about what fish to buy and which to avoid?  Want to know more about factory fish farming in the northeast and its impact on our environment?
Join us for a discussion with local expert Jim Walsh of Food & Water Watch.  Jim will explain the issue and ways you can get involved.

Space is very limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information and to reserve your place, visit or contact Kerry Griffin at

Guitar Circle – every Wednesday at 8 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 welcomed!

For more info, contact Carlos at

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