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Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Family Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 20, 7:00pm

Join us for this year's Christmas Festival. The joy and quiet of the season will be shared through story, singing, and eurythmy.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Sunday Talks
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Sunday, December 21
After the Service, 11:15am

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

December 21: Advent Motives in the Paintings of Albert Steffen

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

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal
& Threefold Educational Center

The Shepherds Play

Sunday, December 21, 7:00pm

In the late 1850s, the Austrian linguist Karl Julius Schröer collected and published the Christmas Plays of Oberufer, a cycle of Medieval mystery plays that had been preserved by residents of the village of Oberufer, near Bratislava. Members and friends of the Threefold Community are pleased to continue this ancient tradition by staging The Shepherds Play, which depicts the birth of Jesus in a stable, where he is sought out by a group of simple shepherds.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Community Singers

Monday Evening Community Singing

December 22 & 29
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!

Seasonal singing! In December, we'll be featuring Advent and Christmas songs.

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

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by Think Outword & Threefold Educational Center

Sexuality & Self-Development:
Towards Community of Life
in a World of Power and Eroticism
with Lisa Romero

Friday, January 2-Sunday, January 4

We live in a sex-saturated world. Sex is everywhere — on our billboards, buses, magazines, computer screens, and in newspaper headlines. We also experience it in our communities and in ourselves. And yet sex is almost nowhere in terms of open dialogue between us. Outer social mores have largely fallen away and there is little guidance as to how to meet the sexual forces at work in each of us, in our relationships, and in society. This conference is an opportunity to bring greater consciousness to the theme of sexuality. We will explore new ways of understanding and working with it — individually, by developing inner work and soul strength; in relationship, by recognizing its true purpose and possibility; and collectively, by creating new social forms that can support healthy community life. The world is asking us to take up this work. Will you join us?

Lisa Romero is a complementary health practitioner and adult educator, with a focus on teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. She is the author of The Inner Work Path: A Foundation for Meditative Practice in the Light of Anthroposophy, available from SteinerBooks. Currently she is working with Waldorf faculty to develop a curriculur model of approaching the evolving consciousness and issues of gender and sexuality for grades seven through high school.

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

Fee: Sliding scale $0–$250.

To register: Visit this page to register on line.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
A Midwinter Chekhov Intensive
with Laurie Portocarerro

Monday, January 5-Sunday, January 11

This midwinter retreat, designed for actors with some training in the techniques of Michael Chekhov, will focus on partner interaction, scene atmospheres, and gesture work. Over five full days, students will work together with scenes or a one-act play (probably by Thornton Wilder or Anton Chekhov) to deepen their experience of the basics of Michael Chekhov's technique. The emphasis on ensemble work, and the immersive workshop setting, make this a unique opportunity to go further with work begun in introductory classes.

The intensive will end with a Sunday afternoon public performance in Threefold Auditorium, allowing class members to refine their skills on stage before an audience.

Fee: $495.

Information, and to register: Please visit this page for a complete course description and link to online registration.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

A Eurythmy Course for Parents:
The Unfolding Development of the Growing Child

Five Tuesdays:
January 6-February 3, 8:30-9:25am

In this experiential course you will step into the child's developmental journey through eurythmy. Beginning in early childhood, and you will experience through movement its step by step unfolding through the years of elementary school. Accompanying this immersion into the child's growth process, curricular insights will also be shared to help build a picture of just how eurythmy and the Waldorf curriculum foster and enhance the child's healthy development. All levels of experience welcome!

Course fee: $75. A deposit is required by registration deadline of January 2, 2015.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

“The Incarnation of the Logos:
An Epic Tale of Christ’s
Coming to Earth”
Performed by Glen Williamson

Friday, January 9, 8:00pm

The story of Jesus’ birth, childhood and youth will come to life at The Christian Community Church as Glen Williamson performs The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ’s Coming to Earth. This tale harmonizes the conflicting accounts of Matthew and Luke and weaves the threads of many traditions into an intimate but also cosmic drama. This wondrous story begins with the messianic prophecies in the Temple in Jerusalem, weaves through many parts of the world and throughout history, and ends with the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Adam and Eve, Moses, Adonis, Osiris, Isis, Apollo, Krishna, Buddha and Zarathustra all appear in this sometimes astonishing retelling of the greatest story ever told. This saga is based on the Gospels and the work of spiritual researcher Rudolf Steiner and theologians Emil Bock and Edward R. Smith.

Glen Williamson, a founding member in New York City of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater, appeared in numerous productions with both companies, as well as with Walking the dog Theater. He currently plays multiple roles in seven productions touring throughout North America and in Europe. His production company, Anthropos, seeks to uphold and celebrate what is truly human through the arts of theater and storytelling.

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

Tickets: Suggested donation: $15.

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Working with Conflict
as a Catalyst for Change
in the Workplace
With Joachim Ziegler, PhD, and
Jessica Heffernan Ziegler

Friday, January 9-Sunday, January 11

A hands-on, professional development workshop for Waldorf school and other organizational and business-setting decision-makers. Discover what makes an organization conflict capable; learn how conflict can lead to innovative ideas and practices; and develop the skills needed to use conflict to improve collegial relationships and group dynamics, and effect positive change in your workplace.

Schedule: 7:00-9:00pm Friday, January 9; 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday, January 10; 9am-12:30pm Sunday, January 11.

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

Fee: $295.

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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Independent Training Course

First Block for New Course:
Sunday, January 11-Saturday, January 17

New Class Forming in January 2015.

The Frontier Part-Time Training has been a doorway for many devoted eurythmy friends to start their professional training in eurythmy. It is ideal for those who want to begin their studies in professional eurythmy while honoring other existing commitments. The format also works well for those who live at a distance, as they attend the School of Eurythmy for study blocks during the year. Between blocks, students work on their own at home, with a local eurythmist as their mentor. The Frontier Part-Time Training focuses on the first year of the full-time training, learned over a two-year period of time. We don't offer a new Frontier class every year, so if you've been thinking about beginning the eurythmy training, this is your best opportunity to enroll.

For information, and to apply: Contact the Student Services Coordinator at 845-352-5020 x13 or info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The Agriculture Course:
An Intensive Study of the Origins
and Future of Biodynamics
2015 Focus: Animals and Soil Fertility

With Mac Mead, Malcolm Gardner,
Steffen Schneider & Sherry Wildfeuer
January 16-19

In his agriculture lectures of 1924, Rudolf Steiner offered a revolutionary approach that treats the farm as an organism, self-contained yet also worked upon from outside by multitudes of unseen and often unacknowledged forces.

Join us on January 16–19, 2015 for the Pfeiffer Center's seventh annual midwinter intensive study of biodynamics. This long weekend is truly a unique educational and social opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of the role of biodynamics in the development of humanity and agriculture.

Information, and to register: Click here for a full description and registration information.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Treating Soul-Imbalances without Drugs
A Talk by Beatrice Birch

Saturday, January 17, 4:30pm

Beatrice is a leading practitioner of Hauschka Artistic Therapy and has worked throughout the world in treatment facilities and training institutes. She has applied knowledge from thirty years of professional practice in anthroposophical medical and therapeutic practices in England.

Inspired by initiatives in Europe, Inner Fire is a new therapeutic community in Vermont that specializes in responsible medication-withdrawal support.

Location: The Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free. Donations to benefit Inner Fire are welcome.

Information: Call 845-356-8494 or email beatrice@innerfire.us.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl:
A Year-Long Course in
Artistic Fiber Crafts
Led by Chris Marlow
& Sono Kuwayama

10 Saturdays, January-December 2015
First meeting: January 24

This course offers an opportunity to create a special garment by transforming wool fibers into a knitted shawl. Each participant will create a beautiful and functional piece that is imbued with healing forces and uniquely suited to his or her individuality.

The traditional hands-on activities of washing and carding wool, spinning with the spindle and the wheel, dyeing fibers with plant-colors and knitting will be approached with a spirit of research and renewal. Background reading, presentations and conversations will complement the hands-on activities. Regular practice and study — in addition to the work in class — is recommended and will amplify the experience of this year-long journey.

Each Saturday, art and/or movement classes will be offered to accompany the handwork sessions and bring enlivening impulses to each individual as well as the group.

This course is open to beginners and experienced fiber artisans.

Schedule: The course meets on ten Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm: January 24, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 6, September 13, October 24, November 14, and December 5.

Tuition: $895, including materials.

Information, and to Register: For more information, call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit this page. Click here to download a printable registration form.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend
With Anna Silber

Friday, February 13-Saturday, February 14, 2015

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.

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