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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 Community Singers

Monday Evening Community Singing

December 1, 8, 15, 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 The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

December 2
7:30pm

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

December 2
Consecrating the Family
Rev. Richard Dancey

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

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


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Holiday Sale 2014

Friday, December 5 & 12, 11:00am-4:30pm

Come visit us at our studio at orchard House to find unique gifts: Plant-dyed yarns, original knitting designs, fiber craft kits, wool fleece, felt in many colors, and more!

This festive celebration will include simple craft activities, refreshments, and a musical interlude each day at 3:30pm

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 Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community Christmas Sale and Holiday Festival

Friday, December 5, 2:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, December 7, 10:00am-3:00pm

Begin your holidays with a true celebration of the season. Dip a beeswax candle or hammer out a hook in the blacksmith shop, then stroll through the displays of beautiful wooden toys and utensils, crystals, plant-dyed silks. There’s a special gift for everyone on your list and a delicious, relaxing meal for you just steps away. The Angel Room provides a special experience for the youngest ones, while older children will enjoy splitting geodes or felting wool. Don’t forget to join us for brunch and caroling on Sunday.

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

Information: Call 845-356-8494 x2, or visit www.fellowshipcommunity.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

The Lord’s Prayer:
An Exploration

Sunday, December 7, 1:00-5:00pm

All are welcome to this exploration through presentations, eurythmy, and conversation:

  • An Introduction to The Lord’s Prayer in Greek and Latin Rev. Bastiaan Baan
  • The Background to the Pater Noster in Eurythmy by Rudolf Steiner and Tatiana Kisseleff Annelies Davidson
  • Group Eurythmy: Inspired by the Pater Noster forms given by Rudolf Steiner and Tatiana Kisseleff Sea-Anna Vasilas
  • Contemplation and Conversation Rev. Hugh Thornton
  • Pater Noster in Eurythmy Members of the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble
  • Close of Day at the Christian Community Church

Suggested Donation: $25-$50.

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

Information: Call Rev. Thornton at 845-263-2377 or email Sea-Anna Vasilas at sea_annav@hotmail.com.


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.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Foundation Stone Meditation:
Eurthmy Spring Valley Ensemble Performances

Friday, December 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 7:30pm

Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble performs the Foundation Stone Meditation, the central meditation given by Rudolf Steiner when he refounded the Anthroposophical Society. Judith Brockway-Aventuro will also bring reflections upon the Foundation Stone Meditation.

Note: This Saturday speech workshop (separate registration required) includes both performances along with the opportunity to explore the verse through the art of the spoken word with Jennifer Kleinbach and Barbara Renold.

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

Admission (performances only): $15 / $9 students (or $22/$15 for both evenings)

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

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

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

As the centenary of the Christmas Foundation Meeting approaches (2023), we are called upon to consciously renew our efforts to work with this central, pivotal expression of spiritual science, given to the world by Rudolf Steiner. All of anthroposophy can be found within this Foundation Stone Meditation. Exploring this verse through the art of the spoken word, giving its thoughts a lively sound-body in time, strengthens our appreciation for what it is to be human. In tandem with the Saturday speech workshop, the Eurythmy Spring Valley stage group will perform this work on Friday and Saturday evenings, with introductory words from Judith Brockway-Aventuro. Create space for this celebratory event in your Advent plans!

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

Workshop Fee: $95 (includes admission to Friday and Saturday evening lecture/performances). Please register by Friday, December 5. Scholarship help for the workshop is available; contact Barbara Renold.

Lecture/Performances: Admission to the Friday and Saturday evening lecture/performances is $15 / $9 students and seniors ($25 / $15 for both evenings). Pay at the door.

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

To Register: Click here to register online. Prefer to pay by check? Click here to download a printable registration form.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley
End-of-Term Festival

Wednesday, December 17, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm

Join us for a showing of the pieces our students have worked on throughout the fall term. This festival is a wonderful opportunity to glimpse the work done in the Eurythmy Training.

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 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 Think Outword & Threefold Educational Center

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

Thursday, January 2-Saturday, 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 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 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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