Find Your Space: Affordable art, free breakfast and a NOOKcolor raffle

Gale Ketteler

By Gale Ketteler
Womanspace Program Coordinator & Marketing Specialist

This Friday, Nov. 11, is the Closing Party for the Legacy Art Sale at Womanspace. Bids start as low as $20 on a variety of art perfect for your home or office. There’s something for everyone, so make a sealed bid in Gallery 1 during office hours, or online at

Online bids close at noon, Nov. 10, and your final chance to bid in person is at the Closing Party Nov. 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bids will be opened starting at 7 p.m. You won’t know what anyone else is bidding, so you have to decide what these works of art are worth to you! To increase your chances, bid the top amount you are able.

The Legacy Art Sale is also a great opportunity to buy holiday gifts. Start your shopping in earnest Nov. 18 at the free Opening Reception of our Holiday Art & Craft Sale, sponsored by David Boccignone of Ameriprise Financial. There will be yummy holiday treats, and Womansong will sing songs of the season at 7 p.m.

Womanspace is hosting a FREE Thanks and Giving Breakfast Nov. 17 at the Radisson. We will share a video produced by Comtech Corporation and extend our gratitude to everyone who has supported us over the past 36 years. We will also introduce new friends to our vibrant future Connecting, empowering, creating and transforming our world — one woman at a time. Call, e-mail or visit our website by Nov. 10 to RSVP. This event is sponsored by The Law Office of Jim Black & Associates and BMO Harris Bank.

Our annual Barnes and Noble Bookfair is Dec. 3 and features best-selling children’s book author and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld with his latest book, E-MERGENCY!. We are also selling raffle tickets for a NOOKcolor with case ($289 value) and drawing the winner at 8 p.m at the book fair. Buy your tickets in our offices, on our website or at the book fair for $5 each or five for $20. All proceeds benefit Womanspace, and the winner gets a great holiday gift!

The Spirituality of Money: A Reflective Retreat is an opportunity to delve into your attitudes about money. Join Dorothy Bock Nov. 13 for this holistic approach to a timely topic. Dorothy also lectures about Andy Warhol and Pop Art Nov. 10. Then, Nov. 12, she has a Drawing Discoveries morning for boys and girls age 8 to 13. Sue Gilbert Abare teaches Basic Watercolor: Loose and Easy Nov. 19, a perfect morning for beginners and those with some past experience.

Bookwoman discusses The Cellist of Sarajevo Nov. 9, and EarthMatters discussion group investigates Environmentally Friendly Pet Waste Disposal at noon. Kathryn Newton shares the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) Nov. 17. Enjoy a meal, watch Winter’s Bone and then discuss it at the Nov. 28 Supper and Film. Feldenkreis-Awareness through Movement is our next Lunch and Learn Dec. 7, sponsored by Sandra J. Slaga, Attorney at Law. Come visit us soon!

Gale Ketteler is program coordinator and marketing specialist at Womanspace, a not-for-profit founded in 1975 and located on a 7-acre campus a half-mile west of Rock Valley College off Spring Brook and Applewood at 3333 Maria Linden Drive in Rockford. Regular office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Info at (815) 877-0118,, and

From the Nov. 9-15, 2011, issue

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