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Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Summer Refresher for
Eurythmists: Waldorf Pedagogy
with Dorothea Mier, Laura Radefeld
and Susan Eggers

August 18-22

Our Summer Refresher Course for eurythmists will follow on the heels of the Mystery Drama conference in Spring Valley, NY. Opening Monday morning, August 18, 2014, we will deepen our work with major/minor/dissonance, led by Dorothea Mier. This is a study not focused on Waldorf pedagogy primarily, but as a deepening of the foundational work for all of our teaching.

The course will include artistic work together, as well as time for sharing Waldorf curriculum questions and ideas, especially around the theme of building the musical capacities of students through the grades. Lastly, the refresher will include a study being introduced at the Pedagogical Section conference this summer on the theme of Pedagogy and Technology. We will work with the arts — music, eurythmy and speech — in "real time," and also recorded and replayed; seeing, doing and reflecting on these experiences.

Tuition: $400. Scholarships are available through the generous support of the Eurythmy Association of North America. The deadline for registration and scholarship requests is August 8.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Places of Ancient Initiation
In Greece, Italy, Germany,
and Ireland
with Rev. Julia Polter
and Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Monday, September 22–Friday, September 26
Daily 8:00am–9:00pm

From the dawn of human society, all cultures were inspired and formed by the so-called Mystery Centers, where each developed its own forms of initiation. These centers might be called the “best-kept secrets in antiquity” because, under pain of death, no initiate was permitted to reveal his experiences to those outside the temple. From external history we only know fragments of their rituals, for example from artifacts found in temples and through descriptions in myths and legends.

In this Open Course, we will imaginatively visit some of the old Mystery Centers through the eyes of Julia Polter and Bastiaan Baan. Last summer, after studying their history and spiritual development, Rev. Polter visited several such sites in Greece, as did Rev. Baan over several years, at Externsteine in Germany, Glendalough and Skellig Michael in Ireland, and Monte Gargano in Italy. In the Bible Studies we will explore initiation motifs in the Old and New Testament, and in the workshops we will consider their relevant connections to our time.

Complete Program:

8:00am: The Act of Consecration of Man
9:00am: Breakfast
10:00am: Workshop
11:45am–1:00pm: Bible Study
7:30pm–9:00pm: Lecture

Cost: $150 for the complete course. Lectures may be attended as a series or separately; suggested donation $10-$15.

Location: The Christian Community Church, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY, and the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America, 7 Carmen Court, Monsey, NY.

For information, and to register: Please contact Rev. Bastiaan Baan at 845-356-0972 or

Sponsored by Hungry Hollow Co-op

20th Annual Farmers Festival

Saturday, September 27, 11:00am-4:00pm
Rain or Shine

Don't miss the Hungry Hollow Co-op's 20th Annual Farmers Festival, featuring hayrides, local food, and live music all day. Local grass-fed beef burgers (and more) on the grill, organic cider pressing, children's activities, demonstrations, gardening and farming books, bake sale, samplings & tastings, and lots more.

Admission and activities are free!

Location: Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Contact Kathey Piedl: 845-356-3319 or

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

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

Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Saturday, October 18, 6:00pm

Celebrate autumn with a hearty harvest dinner featuring fall produce from the Pfeiffer Center alongside meat, cheeses, and other essentials from our biodynamic neighbors up and down the Hudson Valley.

The evening will start with hors d'oeuvres in the garden (weather permitting), followed by a candle-lit sit-down dinner 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: Call 845-352-5020 x20 or email .

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

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

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson: 845-356-2514 x311, or