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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, September 19, 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 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 Art of the Spoken Word:
An Introduction
with Jennifer Kleinbach and Barbara Renold

Friday, September 19, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 10:00am-4:00pm

Anyone can talk, right? Sure! Just as we learn sooner or later to walk and to think, we are all given the gift of speech. But do we see it for the living, divine dance that it is? Its creative power and healing forces are there waiting to be cultivated, liberated to work in the world for the good. In this introductory workshop, we will dip our toes into the ocean of speech, sampling various qualities in sound and style.

Fee: $95. Friday evening only: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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

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, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 10:00am-4:00pm and 7:30-9:30pm

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 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 a.b.baan@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Romantic Poetry —
The Younger Generation
Poetics Lectures with John Wulsin

Monday-Friday, September 22-26, 11:15am
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATES

Influenced in their youth by the poetry and then the personalities of Wordsworth and Coleridge, how do Byron, Shelley, and Keats receive from them the gifts of imagination and inspiration? How do their inter-linking lives both affect and reflect ways their poetry shapes the modern mind through the English language?

John Wulsin is a faithful and beloved contributor to the Eurythmy School and a long-standing and highly respected teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School. He is the author of several books, including The Spirit of the English Language: A Practical Guide for Poets, Teachers & Students (Lindisfarne Books, 2008).

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

Admission: Five lectures, $75.

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Places of Ancient Initiation:
Lectures by Rev. Julia Polter
and Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Monday, September 22–Friday, September 26, 7:30pm

For those who can't attend this week's Seminary Open Course, the evening lectures are open to all:

Monday, September 22
Mystery Places in Germany: Externsteine

Tuesday, September 23
Mystery Places in Ireland and Scotland: Iona, Staffa, Skellig Michael, Glendalough

Wednesday, September 24
Mystery Places in Greece: Eleusis

Thursday, September 25
Mystery Places in Greece: Delphi

Friday, September 26
Mystery Places in Italy: Monte Gargano

Suggested donation: $10-$15.

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

Information: Please contact Rev. Bastiaan Baan at 845-356-0972 or a.b.baan@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Fall Public Course
with Sea-Anna Vasilas

Five Tuesdays, September 23-October 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: $75 ($15 / class).

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


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 kp@hungryhollow.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Michaelmas Festival
in the Garden

Sunday, September 28, 1:30-4:00pm

All are invited to help make, stir and spray the biodynamic preparation #500, which supports humus formation and root growth. Refreshments will be provided from the garden. This child-friendly event is a well-loved community tradition. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: In the Pfeiffer Center garden, opposite 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY; click here for directions.

For more information: call 845-352-5020 x20, or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Michaelmas Family Festival
With Eurythmy, Music
and Storytelling

Sunday, September 28, 4:00pm

Join us for a festival offering by Eurythmy Spring Valley with eurythmy, music, stories, and singing, as a part of the community-wide Threefold Michaelmas celebrations.

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

Fee: There is no charge for this event; donations welcome.

Information: 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 Threefold Educational Center

EAST RAMAPO:
A Community Forum

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

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

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.

The evening will be highlighted by a facilitated conversation about the issues surrounding our school district. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear — and be heard.

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 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 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.

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