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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, October 3, 2:30-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through December 19. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our plant-dyed materials and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Schedule notes: There will be no Open Studio on October 10, 17, 31, or November 28. Extended holiday hours: We will be open 11:00am-4:30pm on December 5, 12, and 19.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Knitting Socks with Plant Dyed Yarn
with Madeleine Wuergler

Four Tuesday Mornings:
October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, 9:00-10:30am

In this course, we will explore the possibilities of design choices in accordance with the purpose and use of our socks as we observe the movement and shape of the foot. In the process we will look at the effect of using different materials, colors and stitches. Knitting with plant colors will bring a wonderful soothing effect to your eyes and entire body throughout the activity. Bring 4 double-pointed wooden needles. Knitting needles will be also available to purchase at the studio for $8.50. Some knitting experience, knit and purl stitch required.

Madeleine Wuergler graduated from the fifth cycle of the Applied Arts Program and has taught handwork at Green Meadow Waldorf School since 2007. She also led adult knitting groups for many years. In addition to her teaching at Green Meadow, she teaches handwork at the Otto Specht School.

Fee: $95 (includes 4 ounces plant dyed yarns).

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information, and to register: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Fall Public Course
with Sea-Anna Vasilas

October 7, 14 & 21
7:30-8:45pm

Come enjoy the art of movement together, as we explore eurythmy in the mood of this Michaelmas Season. You are invited to experience the inner strength and deepening that eurythmy has to offer in this weekly eurythmy course. Everyone, from beginners to experienced eurythmists, is welcome.

Location: The School of Eurythmy, Hungry Hollow Rd.

Fee: $15 per class.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

October 7, October 14, October 28, November 18, December 2
7:30pm

All are welcome to these Tuesday evening lectures by visiting priests at the Christian Community Church:

October 7
Christianity: Is it even plausible without the idea of reincarnation?
Rev. Jim Hindes

October 14
From Wisdom to Love
Rev. Patrick Kennedy

October 28
Forgiveness
Rev. Daniel Hafner

November 18
The Transformation of Sacrifice
Rev. Oliver Steinrueck

December 2
Topic to Be Announced
Rev. Richard Dancey

Location: The Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

Information: Call Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Fall Fair

Saturday, October 11, 10:00am-5:00pm

Join us for a beautiful Fall tradition, with children's activities including cider pressing, pumpkin carving, and hayrides, plus unique vendors, live music, organic food, and much more! The Fair draws close to 3,000 visitors each year to our school's beautiful, 11-acre wooded campus.

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free admission and parking. Activity tickets are $1 each.

Information: Contact Averi Lohss at 845-356-2514 x301, or alohss@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

A Series of Sunday Talks
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

October 12, November 2
After the Service, 11:15am

All are welcome to these Sunday morning talks by Rev. Bastiaan Baan at the church:

September 7: Rembrandt and the Bible
October 12: The Life and Work of Ninetta Sombart
November 2: Chagall and the Bible

Location: The Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

Information: Call Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend
With Anna Silber

Friday, October 17-Saturday, October 18

Join us for a fun-filled, experiential workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf education. With Anna Silber, Director of Education at Sunbridge Institute, and Harlan Gilbert, Math Teacher at Green Meadow High School, plus eurythmy faculty.

Schedule: Waldorf Weekend runs 7:00-9:00pm Friday evening and 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $175.

To register: Click here for further details and the registration form. For more information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
Drama As a Path of
Inner Development

Ten weekend workshops
from October 2014 to June 2015
First workshop: October 18

In ten weekend workshops from October to June, Laurie Portocarrero leads The Art of Acting on a journey into the essence of human self-expression.

Each workshop blends the exercises of Michael Chekhov with movement, gesture and speech work drawn from a variety of supportive techniques. Most classes include instruction from speech artist Jennifer Kleinbach. In addition, special workshops on clowning and improvisation are contributed by Laura Geilen of Nose to Nose of North America and David Anderson of Walking the dog Theater. At the end of the year, the course culminates in a public performance/sharing.

Whether acting is an avocation or your vocation, this course is a challenging, supportive, playful, soul-stretching opportunity to pursue deeper self-awareness through art. You need only bring a desire and willingness to play and explore!

Now registering! For a complete course description, click here; to see the 2014-15 schedule, click here; to register on line, click here.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center and
the Parent Council of Green Meadow

Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Saturday, October 18, 6:00pm

Celebrate our autumn harvest with a farm-to-table dinner of freshly picked biodynamic greens, apples, squash and herbs, artisanal cheeses, and roasted meats and vegetables from the Pfeiffer Center and our biodynamic neighbors in the Hudson Valley.

Join us for biodynamic hors d'oeuvres served in the Pfeiffer Center garden, followed by a candle-lit sit-down dinner (with biodynamic wine) prepared by Chef Charlie Miller in Threefold Café's Main House dining room.

Tickets: $40 per person, or $75 per couple. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Information: Contact the Pfeiffer Center at 845-352-5020 x20 or info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by Community Singers

Monday Evening Community Singing

Starts October 20, 8:00-9:00pm

Come join us every Monday evening to share in the joy of singing together. Singers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to bring favorite songs to work on together. Come any Monday that you can make it — no commitment is required!

Location: Threefold Auditorium North Room, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

Information: Email Sally Willig: swillig2@optimum.net.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

EAST RAMAPO:
A Community Conversation

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00-9:00pm

The evening will begin with a facilitated conversation about the issues surrounding our school district. A special performance of East Ramapo will follow. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear — and be heard.

East Ramapo is a dramatic series of monologues and conversations of individuals directly involved in the East Ramapo Central School District: students, administrators, and community activists. Written by Mark Judelson, the play provides an opportunity for individuals with widely divergent beliefs and cultures to recognize and hear each other in a safe setting.

All are welcome to this special evening of conversation and performance.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey at 845-352-5020 x25 or abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Creating Health in Our
Community through
Compassionate Communication:
A Workshop with Roberta Wall

Thursday, October 23, 9:00am-4:00pm

In the past year, revelations of harmful behavior in the Threefold community have reminded us of the importance of creating clarity, respect, connection and safety within the community. Effective communication tools and a commitment to meet these and other basic human needs are essential for healthy community life. In their absence, deep-seated fault lines form that have hidden impacts on both everyday social life and the work of our institutions.

In this day-long workshop, participants will learn and apply practical tools for cultivating a healthy social atmosphere in our interpersonal and institutional relationships. Topics will include creating safe spaces in which to deal with conflict, determining and respecting boundaries, and fostering communication with honesty, consciousness, and care.

Roberta Wall is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She offers workshops in service of peaceful resolution of conflict, individual and organizational growth, and community and spiritual development. Her clients and students include individuals, organizations, businesses, communities and families throughout the world. Her website is www.steps2peace.com.

Fee: There is no charge for this workshop, but preregistration is required.

Information, and to preregister: Contact Abigail Dancey: 845-352-5020 x25 or abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Weekend Intensive —
Public Eurythmy Course

Friday-Sunday, October 24-26, 2014

Once more, there is an opportunity to make or renew your acquaintance with eurythmy, the art of movement inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner. With it we can become "visible speech and singing" and express our inmost relationship with the Word in movement. The course in speech eurythmy will be lead by Annelies Davidson again. This time she will explore the foundation of Spoken Sound in gesture and has chosen Samuel Menashe as the poet-guide. Elsa Macauley will lead the course in tone eurythmy, in which is mirrored the human soul by means of melody, rhythm and beat. Enrich the season with refreshing and meaningful encounters meeting fellow participants and Lady Eurythmy herself! Everyone is welcome as always.

Location: School of Eurythmy, Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $225 (sliding scale available).

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Rummage Sale to Benefit the Student Emergency Fund of Eurythmy Spring Valley

Saturday, October 25, 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, October 26, 9:00am-4:00pm

All proceeds from this rummage sale benefit the Student Emergency Fund, coordinated by the students of Eurythmy Spring Valley.

Donations wanted! Please donate your gently used and good quality clothing, books, furniture and other household items for resale. Drop off your donations at Threefold Café on Friday, October 24, 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday, October 25, 8:00am-6:00pm. Note: We are not able to accept strollers, cribs, mattresses, or undergarments.

Location: Threefold Café, in Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane (just down the road from Main House).

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Tide is Turning:
Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble Performance

Saturday, October 25, 8:00pm

Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble's current evening program, The Tide Is Turning, is one full of history, rich with the sacred colors of identity. A central theme of the new program comes through the reimagined Speech by Chief Seattle, his words a call to all of us to wake up and take care of this precious earth that has been given us. The theme will be explored through poetry, music and eurythmy, with the works by Mary Oliver, H. D., E. Ethelbert Miller, György Ligeti, Dmitri Shostakovich, Frédéric Chopin and others. Join us!

Tickets: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Speech:
Fall 2014 Workshops

A bouquet of weekend workshops for teachers, parents, and everyone interested in furthering human development through this signature of being human: the spoken word.


The Spoken Word in First and Second Grade
with Helen Lubin

Saturday, November 1, 10:00am-4:00pm

A workshop for teachers, with pedagogical considerations and artistic practice. The young child identifies with the world through participation. As the child develops, there is a greater potential for inner movement in pictures. What are the "artistic speech tools" that support the child’s engagement in participatory movement of the limbs and that later engender inner movement in pictures? Materials (poems, exercises) provided.

Fee: $95.

Information: Contact Helen Lubin: 916-966-5749, or helenlubin@gmail.com.

The Spoken Word in Third and Fourth Grade:
Into, Through, and Beyond the Rubicon
with Helen Lubin

Saturday, November 15, 10:00am-4:00pm

A workshop for third and fourth grade teachers; with pedagogical considerations and artistic practice. We will address how children of this age are supported through the language environment created by the teacher and by their own engagement in speech activities during the daily speech practice. What are the "artistic speech tools" that support the change in the relationship between the child and the world at this time? Materials (poems, exercises) provided.

Fee: $95.

Information: Contact Helen Lubin: 916-966-5749, or helenlubin@gmail.com.

Foundation Stone Verse
in Eurythmy and Speech
with Jennifer Kleinbach and Barbara Renold

Friday, December 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 10:00am-4:00pm and 7:30pm

All of anthroposophy can be found within Rudolf Steiner’s Foundation Stone Verse. Exploring this through the art of the spoken word, giving these thoughts a lively sound-body in time, strengthens our appreciation for what it is to be human. In tandem with the Saturday workshop, the Eurythmy Spring Valley stage group will perform this work on Friday and Saturday evenings. Create space for this celebratory event in your Advent plans!

Fee: $95. Evenings only (eurythmy performances): $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Barbara Renold: 845-356-0674, or barbararenold@gmail.com.


Location: All Art of Speech workshops will take place on the Threefold Educational Center campus in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

To Register: Click here to download a printable registration form; or call or email the contact person listed for each workshop.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Festival for Those Who Have
Crossed the Threshold of Death

Saturday, November 1, 8:00pm

The month of November leads us over the bridge from Autumn into Winter. The stars are closer, as are the dead. The Festival for Those Who Have Crossed the Threshold of Death will offer eurythmy, song, reading of the names, and a short address. Due to the quiet nature of the event, doors will close at 8:00pm. All are welcome.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Experience the world in a different light . . .

Colour before Light:
Painting Course
with Deborah Lothrop

Monday, November 3-Sunday, November 9

Colour impelled by warmth — the carmine exercises. For this course, students will work on two half-sized paintings, a foundation from which one might go on, independently.

The one-week course is open to all adults interested in veil painting as well as pursuing an objective intentional use and understanding of colour. Background for this approach can be found in Goethe's Theory of Colours, Rudolf Steiner's lectures on Colour, and the book Colour, by Liane Collot d'Herbois.

Deborah Lothrop is a trained, certified and practicing Collot painter.

Schedule: The course will run from 8:30am November 3 through 4:00pm November 9.

Course fee: $350 (includes all materials). Add $10 for a painting board. The fee does not include meals or lodging; for housing information, visit www.threefold.org/housing.

To register: Click here to download a printable registration form. Pre-registration is required; registrants will receive a course schedule and suggested reading. For more information, contact Deborah Lothrop at 207-610-9449, lcdinmaine@hotmail.com, or PO Box 325, Brooklin, ME 04616-0325.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

The Attention Fix
With Paula Moraine

Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm

Paula Moraine, M.Ed. has been a Waldorf class teacher and administrator, a tutor for elementary, high school, and college students, as well as a university adjunct, mentor, coach, and adult educator in teacher training programs in the US, Germany, and Scotland. Paula’s book, Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions: The Attention Fix has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, and Finnish. She is currently in private practice in Maryland.

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Fee: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson: 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Plant Dyeing with Fall’s Harvest
With Chris Marlow

Saturday, November 8, 9:00am-3:00pm

In this introduction to plant dyeing, you will experience colors that can come as gifts of nature. We will be using some of our harvest from the dye garden: dried flowers, roots and nuts. We will learn how to mordant wool fiber and create dye pots. Each participant will take home wool yarn and fiber in a beautiful palette of fall colors.

Chris Marlow, co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio, graduated from the first Applied Arts Cycle in 1999. She was a handwork teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 15 years and at the West Side Community School, a charter school in New York City, for two years.

Fee: $70 (includes materials).

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information, and to register: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Fall Open Days

Thursday, November 13: Elementary Open Day
Thursday, November 20: Early Childhood Open Day

Is Waldorf teaching in your future? Would you like to explore what it means to be a Waldorf early childhood educator or class teacher and to learn how Sunbridge approaches Waldorf teacher education?

Our Open Days are perfect opportunities for prospective Sunbridge students to visit while classes are in session and to talk directly with program directors, students and faculty. We invite you to join us this fall!

Schedule: Open Day runs from early morning through early afternoon.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to register: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

“Explore the Role of Money
in Your Own Life Story”:
A Short Experimental Workshop
with Jennifer Brooks Quinn &
Bernard C. Murphy CFP®

Saturday, November 15, 10:00am-1:00pm

This workshop invites you to discover the role money has played in your biography; to see what your relationship to money is now and explore potential ways you may want to transform it. The workshop will provide you with the opportunity to ask yourself questions that can open doors to give you insights into how you want to work with money in the future. This workshop is for people of all ages and income brackets.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn and Bernard C. Murphy CFP® will, through conversation and the arts, guide an exploratory trip into this vast arena. At the end of this workshop we will hold a short conversation to determine whether there is interest in holding future events.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a biographical counselor with a practice in Spring Valley and Brooklyn. She has been the co-director of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at both Sunbridge College and The Brooklyn Waldorf School. She offers workshops and courses in Latin America, China and the US. She is also a high school teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School.

Bernard C. Murphy is a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner™. He has worked in the area of finance for more than twenty years, including fifteen in Triform Camphill Community and seven as the President/CEO of Camphill Foundation. Bernard is currently the principal of Dovetail Financial.

Fee: There will be a nominal suggested contribution of $20 per participant to help defray costs.

Location: Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Information: Contact Bernard Murphy (bernardmu@gmail.com or 917-464-3736) or Jennifer Brooks Quinn (jbrooksquinn@gmail.com or 845-356-6389).

To register: To pre-register on line, click here. Pre-registration is not required.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Raising Sexually Intelligent Kids
in a Hyper-Sexualized World
With Marnie Goldenberg

Monday, December 1, 7:30pm

Marnie Goldenberg lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner and 2 kids. Her work focuses on supporting parents, caregivers, and professionals in raising sexually intelligent kids. Marnie is trained as a lawyer, with a special interest in Child Advocacy and Health, and she has had an extensive career working in the non-profit sector, including Planned Parenthood of Toronto. Her website is www.sexplainer.com.

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Fee: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson: 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Finding Emotional Healing
Through Philosophy, Spiritual
Science, and Christianity
A Presentation by Michael Ronall

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30pm

The thought is father to the feeling. ~ Rudolf Steiner

Consciously or not, every human being longs for emotional balance. Philosophy — systematically paying attention to what we pay attention to — can bring our moods into order and tranquility, so that they may serve rather than distract and obstruct our everyday cognition and volition. Spiritual Science in our time has extended this inquiry to supersensible insight, which, in the words of its originator, Rudolf Steiner, can teach the student of higher worlds to “steer his own ship on a secure course through the waves of life.” Christianity fulfills those who seek the ultimate source of meaning in that unique living being Who accompanies all our joys and sorrows, granting every individual petitioner “peace, not as the world gives peace.”

We will look at select features of these guiding methods (the word means path in ancient Greek), whose mutually supporting traditions offer resolution to our perplexities, pains, and frustrations: How does each inner practice find meaning in the oscillations of attractions and aversions that continually destabilize us even as they enrich our lives? What trials do these three paths to healing ask us to navigate? What reward does each promise us, that is at once both earned and a gift of grace? How can they enhance our earthly passage, and by extension, those of our neighbors?

Michael Ronall has been exploring these paths for forty years.

Admission: Free. Donations to the Christian Community are welcome.

Location: The Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

Information: Call or email Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377 or hugh.patrick.thornton@gmail.com.

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